Sharyl Attkisson Discusses “Spygate” as a Cover Operation….

Sharyl Attkisson discusses Spygate from the position of the Obama intelligence apparatus having a history of political surveillance they needed to cover-up.  A Trump victory in 2016 sent panic throughout the intelligence apparatus.

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CTH agrees, everything after March 9th, 2016, is a function of two intelligence units, the CIA and FBI, operating together to cover-up prior political surveillance operations.

Prior to March 9th, 2016, the surveillance and spy operation was using the NSA database to track and monitor their political opposition.  However, once the NSA compliance officer began initiating an internal review of who was accessing the system, the CIA and FBI moved to create ex post facto justification for their endeavors. [Full Backstory]

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194 Responses to Sharyl Attkisson Discusses “Spygate” as a Cover Operation….

    • Tl Howard says:

      The FCC has to get involved. Who appoints the members? CBS, NBC, ABC–they need to have their licenses revoked.

      Liked by 15 people

      • bertdilbert says:

        It is no longer news, it is infomercials and should have a warning as such.

        Liked by 22 people

        • Sammy Hains says:

          It is propaganda shaped by the multinational corporations who own all major media outlets. They profit obscenely from globalism. Billions, even trillions of dollars. The sort of wealth and power never before witnessed in human history. They are more powerful than most governments on the planet. They use that power to brainwash and manipulate.

          Their power is to the point that it will take more than the FCC to bring them under control. It will require the USAF and USMC.

          Liked by 16 people

          • wtd says:

            The illusion of media choice

            Liked by 16 people

            • Jederman says:

              Consolidation of OPINION and uniform, coordinated dissemination of that opinion in support of the Left/DS.

              Elected officials will no longer (like obama) have to demonstrate technical competence or leadership skills. They just need to be the right image/product with a schtick the msm can market to the LOFOs.

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            • graphiclucidity says:

              This is an older graphic that needs a few updates.

              For instance; Comcast owns NBC, GE is out of that game, Disney now owns Fox Network & Studios, and AT&T owns Time Warner + Direct TV.

              There are probably a few more mergers or sales I’ve forgotten as well.

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          • Eric French says:

            Backed up by We The People and our 300,000,000 guns.

            Liked by 2 people

          • https://www.projectcensored.org/11-the-media-can-legally-lie/

            This time, FOX won; the original verdict was overturned in the Appellate Court of Florida’s Second District. The court implied there was no restriction against distorting the truth. Technically, there was no violation of the news distortion because the FCC’s policy of news distortion does not have the weight of the law. Thus, said the court, Akre-Wilson never qualified as whistleblowers.

            They are legally entitled to distort, lie, whatever. Read the whole article and pass it around.

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            • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

              Truly amazing…. “there was no violation of the news distortion because the FCC’s policy of news distortion does not have the WEIGHT OF THE LAW.”
              And yet, every lawmaker refers to the msm instead of the very laws they have passed.

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          • bertdilbert says:

            I do not watch TV so I cannot attest to this but if true…

            “I ate breakfast last week with the president of a network news division and he told me that during non-election years, 70% of the advertising revenues for his news division come from pharmaceutical ads. And if you go on TV any night and watch the network news, you’ll see they become just a vehicle for selling pharmaceuticals. He also told me that he would fire a host who brought onto his station a guest who lost him a pharmaceutical account,” Kennedy said.

            Read More: http://www.trueactivist.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr-says-70-of-news-advertising-revenue-comes-from-big-pharma-t1/

            So if big Pharma sees Trump as a threat to profits then they alone could shape the news. Every illegal in the US means more profits to drug companies verses what they could charge in their home country.

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        • mopar2016 says:

          I agree bert, maybe a short disclaimer at the beginning of the so called news program.

          It could say: Due to the Smith/Mundt act of 1948 being modernized in 2012, we can no longer guarantee that our reporting is accurate and free of propaganda.

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      • John Allan Wilson says:

        IMO, there has to be sunshine on the editors and other opinion shapers of the “news” on the mainstream media. Jeff Zucker at CNN for starters, who are the others? The reporters get the same frigging talking points after every big story. Where from?

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        • Mike Dennis says:

          How about everyone stop calling it CNN and call it what it really is — AT&T. They obviously are 100% in on Zucker’s crap because he just got a big promotion. Yet, they are so proud of this operation that if you look though their investor relations material you would never know they own CNN. Unlike HBO, it’s hidden under org layers such as Warner Media etc.

          Putting the AT&T CEO’s picture up everytime Zucker pullls another whopper (Covington kids etc) might start to get their attention. No more free passes.

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      • Jederman says:

        I agree. They don’t try to hide it any longer. Attkisson and a few others are the only ones in this country that can rightly refer to themselves as journalists. They rest are corrupt, empty, unethical poodles.

        I maintain that the media is every bit, if not more, corrupt than the coup perps and their dem supporters in congress. In fact, if we had an ethical news media we probably wouldn’t be where we are today.

        If they were actually doing the job they were given special privileges and protections to do they would report truth, regardless of where it led. It puts both sides on notice. What they have done instead is chose sides and actively aided that Left/DS while suppressing the rest of the citizens. I believe it all starts at corp HQ, where the decisions are made.

        They are the enemy of the American citizen. Even the Lefty’s, but they’re too stupid to understand that.

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        • jc says:

          ” ….the job they were given special privileges and protections to do ….”

          This in itself is a media-supported myth that they hope we will all believe — that “the press” means them, and not us. Please re-read the 1st Amendment. Like the rest of the Constitution, the amendment protects all US citizens equally. In the plain reading of the text, “the press” cannot mean a group of people who happen to receive a particular corporate paycheck. The only logical way to read the 1st Amendment is “the press” is a machine that prints one’s words so that their free speech can be broadcast more widely. That is the 1st Amendment states that you can speak freely, and you can also broadcast beyond what people would hear if they happened to be close enough to hear your voice. The sentence is not about a particular type of employment.

          Here’s the other way you know that is true — when the Constitution describes any other job (like the Prez, a SC justice, or a Senator) wherein the job includes powers and privileges, the text always inculdes specifics such as: how that person will be selected, what their duties are, and how long their term of service will be. Why would “the press” be the only job mentioned in the Consitution that doesn’t do that? The simple answer is the right one — because it doesn’t — “the press” does not mean any person or group of people.

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          • chiefworm says:

            JC, Wow! Spot on. It isn’t the freedom for drooling idiots to throw idiotic questions at our representatives but the simple act of putting words on paper for publication and distribution. These POS jackals have co-opted the word to mean themselves. They should be called reporters when forwarding truth and call seditious liable slanderers when spouting lies. JC, thank you for opening my eyes to the truest meaning of “the press”. Not people but the machine. Another scale has fallen from my eyes.

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    • fred5678 says:

      Indeed. I had the urge to thank her when she was at CBS trying to investigate F+F. She then worked at the Wash DC, offices of CBS, so I was able to call that office, ask what florist was nearby, and have some flowers and a “thank you for your courage” note delivered to her. Got a nice public “Thanks – made my day” Tweet from her. Best $25 I ever spent. And so glad I did while she still had a public address to send to.

      Too bad 99% of “journalists” are outright lackeys.

      My dream — a Mark Steyn interview of Sharyl — my 2 favorites!!

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Sharyl Attkisson. Integrity.
      What our Main Stream Media ought to be but is completely not.
      6 minutes of Truth and Reason. As opposed to 60 Minutes of a B Movie script.
      Please keep Sharyl safe.

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      • yy4u says:

        Sharyl is safe because she is so vocal and is out in the open. For her to suddenly commit suicide or have a car wreck or a heart attack would be difficult to present as depression, a one car accident or a heart attack (too young and female). Being a female, she also isn’t going to be roaming around DC in the dark of the night so won’t be susceptible to a botched robbery. Accusing no one of anything and all of the above could happen to anyone at any time, it’s just that if it happened to Sharyl, there’d be a lot more questions than if it happened to someone who wasn’t a vocal critic of the Uniparty Globalists.

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        • antiqueiron says:

          I would agree with you. However, the DS is arrogant & desperate. A bad combination. They are also very good at silencing people. Sheryl is probably still active because they have much bigger problems right now. She’s a hero in this thing we all are working through. After we win this, she will probably be running CBS, that’s IF CBS still exists.

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  1. amflyalex says:

    So … what’s it going to take for this to become accepted fact in the MSM and Mr.and Mrs. Middle America? I’m starting to think that even FULL DECLASS will only make them all plug their ears and cover their eyes even tighter. This is beyond frustrating.

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    • Conundrum says:

      Exposure of spying on other politicians. Russian cover story wont fly then

      Liked by 11 people

      • PVCDroid says:

        They need to list the 300+ that were unmasked by Samantha Powers.

        Liked by 15 people

        • It will turn out that some spying was political. some was on “non-cooperative” journalists and media and some was pay for play industrial spying using the mechanisms of big brother

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          • Some speculation:
            I am really interested in the 85% non-compliant “contractor” initiated access over the time prior to 3/16 – the real question is who paid the “contractors” and for what. There may have been a whole industry of selling NSA data. Foreign actors, corporate actors, etc. I am sure this was not just Trump related. It needs real investigation, and at the end will be what a substantial part of the “coverup” is about.

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            • Jim in TN says:

              Well, if it wasn’t Democrat opposition researchers and muck slingers like FusionGPS, maybe it was Google and Facebook and other companies trying to profit from information about Americans.

              I wonder what the going rate is for selling access to all your communications?

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            • Orygun says:

              My guess the NSA data mining was used for blackmail and extortion at a high level. Important public figures making decisions that have no basis in reality type thing. You know… Supreme Court Justices and the like.

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              • vikingmom says:

                Bingo! The only reason Obama even ended up in the Senate was because he “somehow” got the sealed divorce records of his opponent released.

                Almost everyone in politics today, in BOTH parties, has some things they would rather NOT have revealed and whoever possesses that information has a level of power over them that is overwhelming. And, as we have seen with Brett Kavanaugh, and Jim Jordan, if they can’t find dirt, they will manufacture something and run with it! (Whatever happened to the investigation in Christine Blasey Ford anyway? I still want to know who hired her, who coached her, who paid for the whole hit-job…and I want to see perjury charges filed! I know it won’t happen but it sure would be sweet to watch!)

                If you have never read “The Firm” by John Grisham I would highly recommend it. I suspect it is a pretty accurate portrayal of what happens to many newcomers to the DC bubble – especially those who actually come in with a desire to do the right thing!

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                • mopar2016 says:

                  Sharyl Attkisson is a real journalist and that’s pretty rare these days.

                  Her computer was turning itself on and off in the middle of the night, and she was watching her files as they were being deleted. How eerie is that? That’s Buraq right there.
                  Reporting the truth about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and other government corruption is dangerous.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Their focus was always on shaping the NARRATIVE, more important to them than reality. Notice how Sharyl says “USED to be, my bosses wanted the story and the truth, wherever it went, then suddenly they were dictating to me what my story should say” (paraphrasing).

                THEREis your answer; when she left CBS, is when the IC misused NSA database to blackmail networks.

                We got kiddie porn on your phone (or whatever. You will have your people get their ‘talking points’ from Media Matters, etc. and STICK to the talking points, or we will destroy you!

                Reread the emails to Podesta from reporters; look at the TONE, as wellasthe words;
                “John, am sending you my article in attachment for review, PRIOR to sending it to my editor. PLEASE let me know if their is anything you want me to change, cause I would of coarsebe VERY HAPPY to makeany such changes! Oh, and if you want me to strip naked and run around on Whitehouse lawn, (exaggerating, but not much) just say so.

                We have all noticed the one voice aspect of the media; they didn’t have to focus on each reporter; they focused surveillence on the Corporate Masters, first. Once they were under control, THEN they focused on the few outliers, like atkinson, herridge, solomon, etc.

                The most chilling thing she said, of many chilling things was the computer forensics found classified documents planted on her computer, along with keystroke monitoring.

                So, they were watching what she was writing, in real time, and prepared to ‘shut her down’, in a nanosecond, if she crossed a red line, and charge her with possesion of classified info.

                “Think of it as a ‘life insurance policy’, when your 40 y.o.,..you hope you’ll never haveto use it,….”

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            • Chewbarkah says:

              May I add that in terms of strategy, it is extremely high priority that the public learn WHO was being spied upon, when the political spying started, and who perpetrated it. That could unleash the requisite outrage for a real investigation and going after the spies. The victims could sue the “Contractors” for $$$$$; the suits would occasion demands for documents, depositions, court testimony, etc. As your speculation suggests, there might have been massive financial fraud connected to the spying — imagine the insider trading opportunities.

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    • beach lover says:

      What’s it gonna take? Unfortunately when they can blame it on the Republicans as doing it as well.

      Liked by 1 person

      • magaxena58 says:

        Beach, the rinos are no longer republicans. Expose them all then vote them out!

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        • Dutchman says:

          I do think that Barrs self imposed mandate is to re-establish ‘faith’ in DOJ, and as part of that he won’t hesitate to bust Republicons involved in this, to DEMONSTRATE equal justice, and that, for him its NOT ‘Political’.
          Hope he is succesful!

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Indictment, arrest, trial, conviction, sentencing.

      Takes all of the spin out of the narrative.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Jederman says:

      If Barr doesn’t follow the truth all the way, even to the WH if that is where it leads, then the notion of a two tiered justice system will become the new normal for half the country.

      In addition, unless he calls out EVERYONE that the evidence points too and indicts where warranted, those that get special treatment will merely declare victory and supported by the corrupt msm continue to taunt the Trump voter and other normal Americans. There is no contrition, no acknowledgement of failure, just continued partisan hate on the Left.

      The one front and center with the scheisse eating grin in the pic at the end of the article will be leading the charge. He will play the race and victim card and maintain there’s not a smidgen of corruption…he’s above it all, etc etc. We’ve seen it before.

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  2. Derangement Syndrome says:

    Yes, everything about the multiple operations seem rushed and uncoordinated. With that said, they still almost pulled it off, unbelievable.

    “6 ways from Sunday”

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      I assume you refer to “Chuck You” Schumer’s damning quote, Derangement. So good that you keep it prominently in our view. SO corrupt. That comment and Evelyn Farkas’s interview are not the most important narrative slices, but they ARE among the most revealing….

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    • “6 ways from Sunday” and that’s with all “Seventeen different agencies”. Wow ! I can’t even do the New Math on that concept.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Derangement;
      I think its maybe like this; operation #1)
      longstanding surveillance operation, to achieve ends of W.H., whatever that might be; to silence opposition to, for instance the Iran deal, squelch reporting on F&F, blackmail judges, whatever.

      #2) Political operation, by Hillary campaign, to manufacture an “October surprise” with Steele dossier; didn’t matter if it was found to be unverifyable, AFTER THE ELECTION. Like other manufactured Oct. surprises, the whole idea is to get it out there when target can’t respond before the voting. After the election, doesn’t matter.

      #3) With a realisation that DJT winning, and bringing Gen Flynn into new admin, would expose #1) an operation to A) discredit Flynn, and B) to insure DJT doesn’t win is initiated. Thats the early papaD, flynn surveillance operation.
      #4) With the compliance officer/adm.Rogers judge colyers operation, major panic and desperation.
      Take up the stupid, lame even dossier, use it to get Fisa on Page, in an attempt to cover up previous activity, and start working on setting up DJT for Obstruction, should he win, and get Flynn the heck out before he tumbles on earlier spying. Anyway, point is it was several different ad hoc operations going on simultaneously, and not always with the best coordination.

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  3. joeknuckles says:

    Sharyl says “It was known that Trump was going to clean up the abuses in the intel agencies”.

    That’s it! A clear motive from the get go. This was no accident.

    It’s time to serve a search warrant on Obama’s operation center to find out just exactly what the hell he has been up to.

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  4. so they planted classified material on your pc to justify their continue spying.

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    • GB Bari says:

      “Kompromat”

      Deep State attempted to frame her and make her look like she was breaking the law in order to smear her credibility. Sickening.

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  5. tappin52 says:

    I love the way she talks. Calm, straightforward, no drama, no tick-tock. Just the truth delivered in a direct, honest fashion.

    Liked by 17 people

    • cassander1 says:

      Hannity and Ingrahm and others could learn something from her.

      Liked by 6 people

      • The Phantom Stranger says:

        It’s much easier delivering a few pithy minutes once every couple weeks than hosting a show, night after night.

        Many of the smarter guests on these political talk shows heavily prepare in advance and practically have their statements memorized in detail. You can tell which prepare their remarks, while others simply wing it.

        I agree that Sharyl has a very lucid delivery style.

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      • MTeresa says:

        I can’t watch either of them anymore. Hannity is always so breathless, and tired of hearing “…..big news tonight!” or “…………….another bombshell!” Why not report the news and let the viewer decide?

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      • GB Bari says:

        Actually they could learn how to interview from Mike Huckabee.
        He doesn’t interrupt at all.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Agree I REALLY like Huckabees style, so STRANGE; He ASKS a question, clear and concise, then he STFU, and PATIENTLY, and for as long as it takes, waits for, and allows his guest to ANSWER the blankety blank question, and time be darned!
          And, like her delivery was great, as well. Given how she was surveilled, and how its obvious such behavior would not have been limited to her, the term COURAGEOUS is totally appropriate for Atkinson, Solomon, Herridge, Sundance, any who are courageously reporting on this.

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    • Why doesn’t fnc hire her?

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  6. pucecatt says:

    We must see all emails , text etc.. from all intelligence agencies. What they have done is downright criminal . Do they sit back and say “ oh shit “ look at what we did to the country? , probably not and the damage they have done is irreversible. 😡

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    • joeknuckles says:

      Not only do they feel no remorse, they are willing to do even more damge to cover their tracks. When you consider that their ultimate goal is to destroy the country anyway, it actually makes perfect sense.

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    • Dutchman says:

      They abused the NSA database, which is SUPPOSED to only be used to ‘safeguard’our country from foreign terrorists or spies, due to the extreme threats they can pose to our Republic.

      As these miscreants have demonstrated, their misuse has done as much or MORE damage to our country, as any spy or terrorist. So, PERHAPS the database should be used, against the abusers?

      So yes, lets look at ALL the communications from those involved in this, with the 2 hop rule. What were Obama admin officials saying to each other, during fast and furious, IRS/Lerner, Benghazi, passing of Obamacare, etc.

      Who were contractors, and WHO were they doing searches on. Bring on the Sunlight.

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    • antiqueiron says:

      Spooks don’t use email or texts, or computers. For obvious reasons, they are gathering everything from everybody. For instance, they now have what I just typed. Gee, good thing I loooovve the NSA. They are my fav people. My fave people. My fave people…

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  7. cheryl says:

    I knew she had been spied upon but I did not know she had classified documents planted on her computer. They were going to arrest her with that planted evidence, I believe. She has a lawsuit going and I hope she wins bigly.

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  8. Linda K. says:

    Judge Sullivan called Flynn a traitor at his hearing, and a process crime for perjury does not rise to that level.
    So, what if Flynn was sent in to Trump’s campaign as a mole to gain his trust, and spy on him?Flynn was in the intelligence arena and could easily be a spy.. It would explain why no one informed Trump that Flynn was under (supposed) surveillance. He was working for the spooks.They were just unmasking everyone he talked to and Judge Contrerras was the FISA judge handling his case.
    Contrerras was friends with Peter Strzok .
    If Flynn was doing that to Trump, he would be a traitor.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      I think the traitor comment was an attempt to get Flynn to revoke his plea. That is what he had been accused of just not what he was charged with. Sullivan was telling him what his reputation would become.

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      • thebigharry says:

        Life intimating art, Branded with Chuck Connors as Jason McCord.

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      • Dutchman says:

        trialbytruth,
        Thats my reading of it, as well.
        And possibly Flynns refusal to revoke plea, even with the judge goading him to by pointing out what the guilty plea meant, caused the judge to realise Flynn was being coerced to plead guilty.

        Its the ONLY explanation for Flynn to stick, and essentially means the Judge is seeing a crime being committed by the prosecution, RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM, in HIS court, and if the,Judge accepts the plea that he is complicit.

        And yet, Judge has difficult dillemma. Without Flynn revoking guilty plea, about all the Judge can do is refuse to accept the plea, but he has already (I THINK) done that. Judge can NOT go forward with sentencing, without being complicit in miscarriage of Justice (misprison of felony, coercion to commit perjury, etc.)

        Complicsted business, folks!

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    • I think Judge Sullivan has known all along hats been going on. I don’t know exactly what his game plan as and is, but I think he’s on the side of truth and justice, which I’ll work to you he advantage of LTG Flynn. (Isn’t it odd that he was supposed to be sentenced—again—in March and we’ve heard nothing!?) something’s up…(“period. Period. Period.” as just-Joe would say.). Bigly

      I hope I am not disappointed.

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  9. BestBets says:

    Years ago, Sharyl uncovered the story about Hillary’s people combing through printed emails on a Sunday afternoon in the basement of some government building (as far as I can recall) and a whistleblower alerted Sharyl to it. It the first report about Hillary’s emails and it fell on deaf ears. I think the whistleblower got fired and then smeared by the Dems.

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    • meow4me2 says:

      BestBets, as I recall, it was after Benghazi. A fairly high level State Dept employee witnessed documents being shredded in the basement with Cheryl Mills present. Once again, no consequences for the criminal Hillary.

      I did not know Sharyl Attkisson broke that story. Very interesting.

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  10. ~Folks, The FAILED Obama Intelligence Community’s Coup against Pres.Trump is really [THIS]. : “Sharyl Attkisson discusses Spygate from the position of the Obama intelligence apparatus having a history of POLITICAL SPYING they needed to COVER-UP.—A Trump victory in 2016 sent panic throughout the intelligence apparatus.”~
    [4th Amendment] : The government cannot search (SPYING) your house or seize things you own without being fairly sure you are doing something illegal.
    *Ain’t that right Dishonorable Sen. Chuck U. Schumer (D-NY) your THREAT to Pres.Trump about the Intel Community’s Revenge—Spoke Volumes.*

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  11. Daniel says:

    Yes because bankers were not reporting on politically condemned individuals, the IRS wasn’t tracking and punishing politically condemned individuals.

    There have been lots of stories about Obama’s use of government and government influence to punish others. You can say “we know this happened before and then that after” but let’s not let it be forgotten that this was part of a much wider and deeper pattern of abuse. I wouldn’t want to think that was the extent of what Obama did.

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    • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

      I remember early in Obama’s first term the systematic take down of IGs throughout the various alphabet agencies.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Redzone says:

        If that’s true, then they all need to be replaced immediately.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        Let us not forget what the IRS did to the Tea Party Patriots. It is likely that when Obama’s crowd got away with taking down the Tea Party, they were emboldened. Today’s tweet by Eric Holder (the AG who is as pious and virtuous as Comey, Brennan and Clapper, who was IMPEACHED for withholding documents which traced Fast and Furious directly back to himself and Obama) shows the hubris toward moderate Americans and the total disdain of conservatives. Holder’s best move would have been to stay under his rock. Maybe his mouth will lead Barr to investigate F+F! Now that would be rich.
        Anyone, especially a reporter, who did not tow the Obama line, was systematically a target for destruction. Many were taken down and brainwashed or destroyed. Sheryl Atkinson was smarter than they were. The MO used against her has an eerie semblance to that used on PapaD. In both cases, attempts were made to plant incriminating evidence, “discover” it, and then prosecute those “crimes”. Fortunately for both of them, they smelled a rat and did not allow themselves to be caught in the trap.

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        • Dutchman says:

          littleannie;
          IIRC, Holder wasn’t impeached, he was found in Contempt of Congress. The IRS Commissioner, Lerners boss, was (again, IIRC) not impeached, although they tried. But not exactly sure how that all came out.

          Think you are conflating F&F with IRS, which is,easy to do, as there were so many scandals,in Obamas ‘scandal free’administration, its hard to keep them all straight!

          Also, based on what atkinson said, where her employer (CBS) changed in short period of time, from wanting stories whetever they led, to wanting narratives dictated by management, it looks like they did it the practical way.

          First, target management for blackmail. THEN target any individual reporters who resist ‘towing the line’.

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  12. donna kovacevic says:

    Sundance, perhaps President Putin is reading here. On a serbian website “svi mi koji smo za Putina” he outlined this spying operation as if you were dictating it. Now the only difference being, he also outlined how the americans are interfering and have been in the russia politics and elections. His one line was so funny when he said ” the americans are sitting on our shoulders feet dangling while chewing gum”. It is not so funny when translated however every one gets it. I believe Russia tried to get into the elections just to cause havoc, however Obama has done a heck of a lot more to BN in Israel and all over the world, the latest Australia. We Canadians knew there was trouble when O met with Justine and they were having the strangest hand shakes, along with the previous mexican leader ??. They were called the three Amigos.

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  13. Kleen says:

    Eeeeeeeexatly!
    What she said in the second minute I have been saying it all the time!!!!!

    It’s not about hate Trump but abuse of power cover-up. If any outsider was elected he/she would be getting the same treatment.

    Remember, Trump was liked by many before he launched his campaign. Hillary went to his wedding.

    I will add, that hate Trump campaign is a way for them to justify their wrong doing by convincing the sheep that Trump is so bad, so racist, such a Nazi worse than Hitler that the “heroes” at the agencies did what they had to do to save the world. They tried to destroy him for our own good, so we should thank them not judge them.

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    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      Part of the reason for going nuclear against Trump was to delegitimize his presidency in the 30% of the country that slavishly believes everything coming from the liberal echo chamber.

      Without the unending media hatred and complete takedown of conservative free speech on social media, Trump would likely be one of the most popular presidents we’ve had in decades. He would have won over many, many Democrats on the margins.

      He’s going to win reelection, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the electoral college is much closer in 2020 than 2016. You can almost guarantee the Democrats will somehow steal Pennsylvania or one of the other normally Blue states through vote fraud.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        Folks we need to organize now. Boxes of ballots, buses hauling voters into polling places and showing these “voters” what to mark, machines that change votes, vote early/vote often. All of these things will be in play in 2020. The Dems are absolutely desperate to eliminate Trump from the White House. They may “support” Biden in hopes of bringing moderate Dems around but then watch out for a “stroke” or an accident leading to a wildly liberal VP to take over. Heck, they may even use the 25th amendment on Biden!!

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    • Dutchman says:

      Kleen;
      IMHO, yes and no. Other than Ben Carson, their WERE no other ‘outsider’ candidates.
      If and when we see evidence of spying on them I am willing to re-evaluate this.

      When I think back on the whole Bill Clinton adopted by the Bushes, which I only thought of as strange at the time, I now think IF Jeb had won the Republicon nomination, he either was set to take a dive, or would have continued the Uniparty ‘plan’ towards one world government.

      Only TRUMP was a threat.

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  14. Kleen says:

    I am worried about the tweets below from Undercover Huber.

    Sounds to me that the swamp invent their own rules and laws so whatever they do, they never break it. 2 sets of law in this country.

    If they can get a FISA warrant on anyone based on a news article, than the constitution is no longer the law of the land.

    Undercover Huber

    @JohnWHuber
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    EXCLUSIVE: Congress is in possession of sworn testimony from a senior FBI official that the “Woods Procedure” for FISA does not involve *verifying* whether “facts” are actually *true*

    Just that there is a source for each footnote. Those sources can be as simple as a news article
    4:05 PM – 18 May 2019

    Undercover Huber

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    EXCLUSIVE: The FBI Supervisory Special Agent sworn “affiant” on the @carterwpage FISA warrant did not even review the underlying “Woods File” before signing it and submitting for DOJ review

    Andy McCarthy. Verified account
    5h5 hours ago
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    Replying to @JohnWHuber
    I wouldn’t make this about the Woods Procedure. It’s basic: Steele was not the SOURCE; he was the ACCUMULATOR/PURVEYOR of the info, like a case agent. You can’t get a warrant on the case agent’s credibility; you’re supposed to give court reasons to rely on actual sources.

    Earlier today, McCarthy said even if there are only news articles to “verify facts” or if the Woods File is completely empty, that it is not criminal

    The Woods File is a procedure, not law

    WTF??????

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    • joeknuckles says:

      Isn’t fraud still a crime? How about conspiracy?

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      • Kleen says:

        And here it is!
        John Solomon 02/06/19

        Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told

        Most of the omissions occurred in FBI work that pre-dated Mueller’s arrival, the sources said. But the court wanted assurances the new sheriff in town was going to stop such widespread abuse

        Trisha Anderson, who recently stepped down as the FBI’s principal deputy general counsel, told House investigators late last year in an interview that early in Mueller’s FBI tenure, nearly two decades ago, the FISC summoned the new director to appear before the judges to address concerns about extensive cheating on FISA warrants

        https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/428755-mueller-hauled-before-secret-fisa-court-to-address-fbi-abuses-in-2002

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    • Baby El says:

      The rules always seem to have a relaxed interpretation when they get caught. Under this interpretation, they could spy on a person using hearsay as a justification. Of course, we’re ‘concerned’

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      • Redzone says:

        Baby El, “hearsay” evidence is exactly what they ARE using when they cite newspaper articles. It is and has been happening. FBI/CIA et al, provides whatever info they need written, media writes it, circular loop complete.

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    • Due process is a procedure too! 5th amendment violation enforcing 4th amendment liberty interest. Crime: Conspiracy to violate constitutional rights: 4th and 5th amendment violations! Screw Andy McCarthy.

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      • OpenMind says:

        Agreed. Also, one would hope George P and Carter P are working on a massive civil RICO case against all to the manipulators, many of whom were contractors and therefore won’t be able to hide behind any BS immunity wrinkles. It’s going to take a massive, far reaching pursuit of these people to ascertain the scope of the conspiracy. Or, POTUS could just declassify the Collyer Opinion.

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  15. treehouseron says:

    It’s amazing how foolish the Obama Admin was, breaking law after law and doing illegal activity after illegal activity, most of which left paper trails, and the only thing that could have possibly kept them from being discovered was if one of their chosen successors was elected.

    I mean I know we all do foolish things sometimes (Everybody plays the foooolllll……), but how could they be so blind that they couldn’t even fathom they might get exposed? Yes, they rigged it all, yes they thought no way he would win… but hell there was still a CHANCE somebody would win that would expose them. How could they possibly be so stupid to risk Trump, or another unknown candidate exposing them? Even if there was a 1% chance you’d think they wouldn’t all risk their freedom over it… but you’d think wrong. They really are that dumb. They really are that foolish.

    Of course this question comes up with all thugs. I watched live on T.V. a couple weeks ago as a local guy who had just carjacked a PRIUS (read: Electric car) went on a high speed chase on the interstate. He thought he’d run away from the police, the national guard, the Army, the United Nations, whoever would have been called in if he got away. After 30 miles he drove a Prius at 110 MPH into a tree on the side of the interstate, on live television. How could he possibly be that foolish? How could he possibly risk that?

    I guess the answer is: They’re thugs. Thugs do stupid shit sometimes.

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    • Donzo says:

      Have you seen anyone go to prison.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

      They get dirt(or plant it) on both friends and for. It is deployed as needed.
      Yes they are thugs .but their Alinsky tactics have been successful on many fronts
      By any means necessary!
      Parallel systems of Justice.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      It wasn’t being stupid, it was their arrogance.

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    • Dutchman says:

      As a former crook, what MAKES a criminal, is a ‘blind spot’; in my personal experience, 99% of criminals don’t SERIOUSLY consider the possibility of getting CAUGHT.

      They are like the person who walks into a casino, sits down at blackjack table, places bet and is dealt a blackjack hand, right off. “Wow, bet $5, get $200! By tomorrow, I’ll OWN this casino! ” Similarly, criminal commits crime, and gets away with it, they have an unrealistic expectation that it will continue, indefinetly.
      And, like the gambler, eventually the odds catch up, and the ‘House’ (Police, courts, etc.) win.

      Paid a high price, to learn that lesson, that many never learn.

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  16. Mac says:

    While one of the purposes of the Crossfire Hurricane operation WAS to provide cover for Obama Administration illegal surveillance operation, stretching back at lest to 2012 and possibly as far back as 2010, that was not the thing which triggered it.

    Remember this. HRC was looking at being indicted and convicted for federal felonies due to her use of the private email server. This was discovered in late 2012 and buried until 2015. It resurfaced in 2015 and when it became evident that DJT might secure the GOP nomination, the Clintons became very concerned. This made the Obama Administration very concerned. And, that was when the cover-up [the “insurance policy”] was set up. First the CIA, through the foreign IC, set-up the predication for the FBI/LE counter intelligence operation, Trump-Russian Collusion, which was to provide the basis for neutralizing any action against HRC by the Trump Administration, as well as provide a basis to remove him through impeachment. That was the reason why it was such a slap-dash operation, which is falling apart with little to no pressure.

    Without the Crossfire Hurricane operation, most of the illegal operations conducted by the Obama Administration, would have been ignored. The IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Uranium One, spying on journalists; none would have been a blip on the radar. But, crowds of Trump supporters chanting “Lock Her Up” was a real threat. The Trump agenda could be blocked by GOPe Congress Critters. All of the policy changes which trump might make, could be reversed if a Democrat was elected in 2020. But, Servergate was a prima facia case of violation of the laws regarding the handling of classified and sensitive material.We know this because Comey took the time to lay it aall pout for the entire nation on live television. Now, the 800# gorilla in the room is why was it so important to set up this highly illegal operation to protect HRC, in the event that Trump won the election?

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  17. The Boss says:

    I often wonder what more there is to GCHQ director Robert Hannigan’s resignation after President Trump took office. Perhaps some involvement in spying on Nigel Farage? Aided and abetted at the behest of Hussein who clearly interfered in the Brexit process? “You help with Trump and we’ll handle Farage”.

    Yeah, I think there’s much more to this cover-up. Much more. Italy, UK, Australia, New Zealand, the DNC, the Clinton syndicate, Obama, the MIC and who knows who else. There ARE trillions at stake AND a NWO to institute.

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    • I too am totally fascinated by the Robert Hannigan resignation 3 days after Trump’s inauguration.

      Note that the following article was published by the lefty “Guardian” in Apr. 2017, when they were apparently quite proud of the UK’s participation in the incipient removal of Trump. Hannigan is mentioned in paragraph 16:

      https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

      See too this from the admirable Epoch Times, which has done several great pieces on the topic:

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/spygate-the-true-story-of-collusion_2684629.html

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      • Dutchman says:

        I THINK Harrigan worked with Brennan to totally circumvent the ‘normal channels’ for 5 eyes, to introduce phoney ‘evidence’of electronic intercepts of Russian officials talking about interactions with Trump campaign officials.

        Brennan came up with the material, and had Harrigan, like steele, give it a bogus prevenance.
        If it had been transmitted through normal channels, it would have been recognised as being B.S.

        When DJT was elected, Harrigan knew the ‘jig’ was up, and bailed.
        I KNOW Ziggy has a different position, and believes there was a Russian disinformation campaign, that our I.C. ‘fell for’, but I’m not buying it.

        Lets see both E.C.’s unredacted, that should resolve the issue.

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      • Mac says:

        There are two critical events in the Harrigan Affair, which must be taken into consideration. The first was the closing of NSA data bases to non-government contractors and the appointment of Adm Rogers. Shortly after the data base was closed, Harrigan traveled to DC, where he met with Brennan. It has been reported that Harrigan presented Brennan with data from GCHQ. At the time, Brennan would have had to leave a paper trail pointing directly back to him, if he requested any info from the NSA in reference to Trump, his campaign or his associates and such a request might well be considered illegal. But, members of 5 Eye could request the information and be a cut-out for Brennan. Suppose that Harrigan did this and Rogers brought the information requests concerning Trump related intercepts to Trump’s attention and Trump took up the matter with the British government. This might explain both Harrigan’s leaving his position and Trump’s reference to allied nations’ objections to him releasing documents related to surveillance of the Trump Campaign.

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    • WSB says:

      All of these countries installed leftwing leaders around the same time. New Zealand and Canada still have theirs. New Zealand just instituted a gun ban, and the Pope was forced out by the current Marxist.

      These are definitive patterns, no?

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      • Dutchman says:

        WSB;
        Yes, and notice how the ‘right wing’parties in these countries TALK a good game, but seem in actions to be little different than the left?
        For instance on Brexit, no difference between labor and conservative.
        In U.S., budget passed with funding for planned parenthood, no money for wall, and this during a Republicans controlling BOTH houses of Congress and,WH.

        Its how Marxists roll; can’t ‘win’so must cheat. Corrupt party leadership in opposing party, in order to further agenda.

        This truly is a,worldwide battle, FOR the,world.

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  18. nuwildcat1977 says:

    Sharyl Attkisson is what journalism should be. Curious, truth-seeking and impartial. I wish there were more like her.

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  19. Kleen says:

    These criminals are hiding massive abuse of power.

    The biggest giveaway is the unprecedented verbal attacks from former directors of agencies against a sitting President. That is very telling.

    Also, we always had fake news but nothing like we are seeing at the moment. It’s nuts! In your face disinformation campaign.

    The swamp will take the whole thing down with them.
    They will destroy the agencies before they get destroyed. If they lose their FISA, they will destroy it. They know the power of the specific surveillance one gets from FISA. They will destroy it before handing it off to anyone else. What if the next group uses it to go after the swamp? Trust me, they won’t allow it to happen.

    The swamp leaders are showing up all over TV trashing Trump is not just out of hate for Trump.

    This is about maintaining absolute power and control of the agencies. The fired/ resigned crowd needs back in. That’s how they get rid of oppositions.

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  20. PVCDroid says:

    The MSM is looking more and more deranged lately. Those that are brainwashed to their lies are growing smaller. Nobody believes them anymore and they look foolish.

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  21. Julia Adams says:

    Snarly Attkisson loses her appeal over alleged illegal surveillance by Obama DOJ…

    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/18/sharyl-attkisson-sinclair-anchor-loses-appeal-over/

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  22. Julia Adams says:

    Reporter’s Surveillance Claims Rejected by Fourth Circuit
    https://www.courthousenews.com/reporters-surveillance-claims-rejected-by-fourth-circuit/

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  23. Julia Adams says:

    The Fourth Circuit on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former CBS News investigative reporter claiming she was spied on by the Obama administration.
    https://www.courthousenews.com/reporters-surveillance-claims-rejected-by-fourth-circuit/

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  24. CHenie says:

    FTA cited above

    But U.S. Circuit Judge James A. Wynn, Jr., an Obama appointee, dissented and compared the government’s legal battle against Attkisson’s case to a strategy used by University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith.

    “When we saw the fours go up, game’s over,” Wynn wrote, quoting former UNC forward David Chadwick on the Hall of Fame coach’s technique known as “four corners,” which was used to run out the clock at the end of a winning game.

    He said the government, much like the UNC basketball team back in the day, was using legal techniques to make things more difficult for Attkisson.

    “Attkisson never got a meaningful opportunity to pursue her claims because the government did everything in its power to run out the clock,” he wrote. “And just as the Tar Heels had great success running the four corners, the government’s strategy worked.”

    The NCAA then went to a shot clock that rendered Dean’s 4-corners offense a thing of the past.

    The gov’t has no shot clock…and the “government” is using 4-corners style strategy to soft land
    “spygate”

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  25. Pyrthroes says:

    “Steady, the Buffs” (1858)– in face of relentlessly prevaricating Fourth Branch (“Deep State”) assaults on every front, Trump and such as Attkisson press on. As a manifestly politicized opinion, this latest Fourth Circuit “dismissal on appeal” will be overturned not by false-pretense, activist-partisan Courts but by a voting public fed to the teeth with Rats’ ongoing coup d’oeuvre “progressively” subverting every Founders’ principle.

    Forget bad faith, ill-willed media’s free-floating agitprop on any-and-all matters from tax relief and trade to geopolitical confrontations and (spare us) chiliastic AGW Catastrophism (global warming via “greenhouse” CO2): Despite media’s “98% probable” projections for stumblebum MzBill, the American electorate saw through Rats’ BS in 2016 just as Australia’s chivied-and-hustled voters have solidly rejected their gaseous-diffusion kleptarch Labour Party, as Britain’s “wakened vs. woke” constituents will do in EU “Brexit” contexts come this Thursday.

    As figleafs are to statues, so squeaking Rats engage rational discourse. Hola!

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  26. 13wasylyna says:

    “Well, you know, I don’t know. And I think some people are missing something here. The president has put in place an organization that contains the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life. That’s going to be very, very powerful. That database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before.” Maxine Waters

    IMO, Obama had not created a database. He was mining the information collected by the FBI, CIA, NSA and then using that information to target political enemies.

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    • Jeffrey W. Lee says:

      Among other databases…maintained by various Cabinet level Agencies.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Patriot1783 says:

      and Waters said that in 2013.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Zorro says:

      Mad Maxie’s statement is her only contribution to this country.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Linda K. says:

      Thank you Wasylyna. That quote from Maxine speaks to the fact that it was open knowledge among our elected representatives that Obama was abusing power with his “database.” How stupid of Maxine to admit it openly. How corrupt and privileged these people have become.

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    • Dutchman says:

      I REALLY wish anyone pushing this narrative would go back and LISTEN to the interview, read the transcript and view mad maxines responce quoted above IN CONTEXT.

      To continue to push this narrative makes us as naive and guilty of wishful thinking as those on the other side, who believe DJT is Putins puppet.

      THINK, people. If you were engaged in a highly illegal spying operation, would you tell mad maxine about it, so she could foolishly blab it?

      IF you listen to the question, and so view her answer in context, she is talking about the database the Obama campaign established, to track DEMOCRAT voters. Something MANY were,talking about, at the time; it was ‘credited’ with giving Obama his win in 2008 and 2012, and was the precursor to the kind of thing Brad Parscale did in 2016.

      Mad Maxine is NOT, I submit, talking about ‘Hammer’, or contractors illegally datamining the NSA database for political ends.

      To clue her in would be like conspiring with beavis and butthead to rob a bank.
      PLEASE listen to the interview, apply some common sense, and quit propogating false narratives?
      As always,…IMHO.

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  27. Jeffrey W. Lee says:

    GOD Bless You Sharyl, A Patriot…in the Truest sense!

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  28. Patriot1783 says:

    Wonder if President Trump/Trump associates can go back thru received emails prior to his announcing candidacy and do forensic computer search for a similar “innocuous” email similar to one Sharyl received and claimed was how the outsiders got into her computer.

    Needle in a haystack but that would be the proof.

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    • Dutchman says:

      You mean like an innocuous email allegedly from microsoft, telling you to log in, …like was sent to ‘password podesta’?

      WHO the F REALLY accessed PP’s email?
      We REALLY need to access those servers#

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  29. Adorable deplorable says:

    I believe that Crossfire Hurricane is much more than just spying but protecting everything that was illegal within the Obama administration. Obama knew President Trump was onto him long ago when he suggested Obama wasn’t an American citizen. So President Trump must not be allowed to become President at all costs because he knew Obama was a bad actor from the get go. Obama and his deep state allies are communists who planned on taking over our country. .that was going to be the transformation. Hillary’s email server was too revealing and had to whitewashed/hidden at all costs. Not only did it reveal her illegal server but how in the administration all used private email accounts to skirt the archive purview. All plotting and planning were done with the alias private email accounts. That too is very big! ! Obama’s scandal free administration had not one scintella of honest governance. The web is very wide that is why Hillary had to be put in at all costs!
    I digress!

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  30. TradeBait says:

    It’s still the same. I’m over the little guys knew nothing inside the FBI routine. I know they are trying to keep law enforcement going, there’s still a country to run. But the apple is rotten to the core. Virtually all of the field agents would do exactly as instructed by their supervisors regardless of what the book or law said. Bring in the U. S. Marshalls to take it over. Prioritize the current case load. Vet the entire FBI work force from the regional brass down to the contract janitors. Use MI to help the Marshalls. You can’t play bop-a-mole forever.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Yet the very ones who laud the “rank-and-file” FBI as patriots stand silent over the trials of two American military patriots who killed bomb makers and those who sought to kill Americans. The patriots should NEVER be on trial for protecting their men. Period. End of statement!

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    • MBB says:

      I’m so sick of that line also. Of course it’s very scary to be a whistle blower (reason Snowden did what he did) but there haven’t been any from within, or even now with a trump as president. The intel agencies are Corrupt!!!

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      • Dutchman says:

        MBB;
        Actually, there are, and look whats happened to them;
        The client of Digenovas wife, who is being silenced on U1.

        The one with an I.G.Horowitz assurance, who was raided by weismann/mueller team. Clear signals have been sent, to FBI agents and CI’s, that if you try to blow the whistle, you will have,said whistle firmly and irrivocably shoved so far up,…where the sun don’t shine, your career, your life and your family will be ruined..

        And, to what end? Its COURAGEOUS to blow the whistle, when there is a positive result. Its stupid when it accomplishes NOTHING positive, but self immolation. So, you either quietly resign, or you burrow in, keep your head down, gather evidence when you can, leak stuff when you think its safe, and pray for change.

        WHO, exactly would you blow your whistle to? Congress? Leadership at FBI/DOJ? Before Barrs appointment would be rediculous and suicidal, and some of us are still not sure whether Barr is,a cleaner, or a house cleaner. Would you bet your career, your family and your life, right now on Barr prevailing?

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  31. Michael Osmon says:

    Interesting, that’s exactly what I thought it was when I first heard about this Russian hoax

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  32. Jim in TN says:

    If there are no convictions, it will never have happened. Even with full disclosure.

    Without convictions for framing Trump, they refuse to believe even Mueller proving Trump did not work with Russians.

    No convictions before 2020 elections, Democrats have unfair advantage.

    Of course, the feds won’t ‘influence’ the elections by bringing charges close to the elections. And there will be much delay in ‘investigating’. And after Democrats win the elections, it all gets deep sixed.

    Remember that when you wonder why nobody is being tried. Not even McCabe, who was referred by the IG oh so long ago, before the last election. But it was ok to send all those Trump supporters to jail before the 2018 elections.

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  33. Jim in TN says:

    What can a FISA judge do?

    There are no opposition lawyers present when judges approve warrants. But regular warrants will be challenged in court. Lying and deception can be caught and punished. There will never be defence challenges to FISA warrants.

    So what is a judge to do? He only knows what the government tells him. And her only recourse is to question the government. Catch-22.

    Now these judges do this in addition to their regular judge duties. Just how much time and effort can they afford to take in studying and challenging what is presented? And what good can that do when the judge has to rely on the government’s responses?

    In short, the judge is heavily dependent on trusting those who apply for warrants. About the only thing left is to make sure no i’s were crossed, no t’s were dotted, and that all protocols were followed properly.

    But that is just paperwork. And a lot of people swearing to the contents. Contents that will never be challenged. Nor will it ever be made public.

    So something has to stand out as obviously wrong for a judge to object. And the people filing quickly learn how to avoid such obvious commissions. Like sticking an allusion to the truth in a footnote, but making sure the truth never sees the light of day.

    And if a judge ever finds out that they were lied to, what can the judge do? To whom does he refer the charges? What court can try somebody using super secret information? What jury can be impaneled to hear super secret charges? And worse, the only approved prosecutors will already be complicit in the fraud presented to the court.

    If we can’t hold secret courts to try terrorists, how can we hold secret courts to try government prosecutors and law enforcement?

    Such a one sided situation will always degenerate into abuse. And it sure didn’t take long to do so.

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    • intercesser says:

      We get it . We all understand the nature of the problem. The solution is to demand that procedures be followed and that there be consequences for violating the procedures . The swamp has always been self-protecting . There is no cavalry coming to the rescue : we are the cavalry . Everybody clear on the concept ? This is D-Day . We are on the beaches . Conquer or live in slavery . Live free or die trying .

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    • arete55 says:

      Well thought out reasoning…..

      The institutional arrogance, of the Swamp, had a belief that they would be untouchable.

      What the Swamp Bastards did not account for, in their collective hubris, were.

      1.) Hillary loosing after the exhaustive rigging of her candidacy…The metaphor to “witch” was her collapsed carcass being thrown into the campaign van on 9/11…..

      2.) The fail safe strategy of operation “Crossfire Hurricane”, only to be exposed through a “Valachi Papers” like similarity of revelations in the, now infamous, Strzok–Page email confessionals.

      3.) The Judo flip, from the “Mueller Report”, that is now the result of its inability to attach impeachable—resignationable “Dirt” to that objectionable “Orange Haired” populist crusader. He, who they were certain could not be as “squeaky” clean (while not claiming to have lived as a choir boy) as has been conclusively proven by the most expensive “anal exam” in history.

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  34. Brant says:

    Several comments above about TV. I don’t watch much TV. Don’t have any TVs. When I do, I watch for the type of commercials. You can tell their target demographic. Trucks during football, more high class stuff during golf, pharma when watching old sitcoms, etc. I don’t watch any cnn/msnbc. What are the commercials on those stations?

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    • RobInPA says:

      Those stations push the Blue Pills (vs the Red Pills) very hard.

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    • CountryDoc says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if TV program is really backwards from what we think: A good show makes a lot of money because a lot of people watch it and marketers pay a lot for commercials if a lot of people watch them.

      Did you ever think it might be the opposite: A show is selected to draw out a certain demographic that the marketers want to target with their commercials, or even their political message. Its all about brainwashing the country. The marxists, communitst, NWO, etc plan with hollywood and the news media, and advertisers to have the greatest impact on the psychology of this nation, with the express purpose of drawing us away from the concept of a republic run by its people for the purpose of achieving life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness; drawing us instead into vulnerable mindsets where they can extort, for example in health care, 3 trillion of our money every year that we pay thinking we will get health care for it.

      We think it is entertaiment: music, tv shows, movies, video games; or news – designed to keep us abreast. But really it is a highly coordinated effort by the bilderbergs/NWO/marxists/Obama types to extort all the power and money they can off of a once great nation of people who are now psychologically enslaved and manipulated in order to extract more power and money from us.

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  35. youme says:

    ODNI Releases Annual Intelligence Community Transparency Report
    May 04, 2018

    https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/icotr/2018-ASTR—-CY2017—-FINAL-for-Release-5.4.18.pdf

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  36. RobInPA says:

    Sharyl is awesome, but the often stated (by many) “There was no collusion by any American’s with Russia. . .” makes me want to puke.

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  37. Zippy says:

    Dan Bongino released a best selling book in Oct 2018 about the cover up having already discussed most of it during his year of podcasts leading up to the book. Who has been jailed thus far besides the targets of SpyGate?

    Basically, this is a high-tech COINTELPRO against political adversaries. The difference is that while COINTELPRO conducted operations under both halves of the UniParty, SpyGate -AS DISCOVERED- was conducted by just the Dim part of same. However, considering the strange drop-out from the Presidential race by Ross Perot who was at one point leading in the polls, I suspect this is more common than we know and it is the establishment of our post-9/11 turn-key police state as Snowden called it that makes it so easy and, therefore, very tempting to use.

    BTW, the unexpected exposure and subsequent investigation of COINTELPRO was the reason for the establishment of the FISC/FISA process as a reform measure. How’d that work out? Also, as far as I can find, no one of any significance was ever jailed for COINTELPRO either. I’ve read more than just this on that topic, but this is a good introduction:

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

    “The program was secret until 1971, when the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI burgled an FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania, took several dossiers, and exposed the program by passing this material to news agencies.”

    About the tools:

    Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_surveillance_disclosures_(2013%E2%80%93present)

    Global surveillance disclosures (1970–2013)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_surveillance_disclosures_(1970%E2%80%932013)

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  38. Just doesn’t make sense… the Deep State never feared disclosure of their prior illegal spying ….that wasn’t the motive for continuing their anti-Trump activities after the election … in their unbridled arrogance, they thought they could still bring him down… so if they could not prevent Trump from being elected, they would unseat him… these continued investigations were motivated not by fear of being outed for prior spying but almost solely to GET Trump….Incredibly, if the FBI, DOJ has just admitted defeat and walked away after the election, nothing would have come of their illegal spying….what brings them down, if they are brought down, is continuing the effort for years, exposing themselves to discovery .

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    • Firefly says:

      The open brazenness indicates to me intent to make an example of PTrump and instill fear of even bringing up the IC Lawlessness and circumventing the constitution. We’ve known for decades the IC have their own classified “interpretations” of the law. Basically we were duped into believing the IC cared and were following the law. tThe “oversight “ committees are really “overlook” committees. The truth is the IC are so corrupt the FBI is claiming their rubber stamping of FISA is ok. Trey Gowdy was saying it’s not the courts fault- they were relying on the FBI. Bet the FBI at the bottom who wrote it up was pressured or enjoyed hit jobs so the rest of the organization could pretend they didn’t know.

      The press knew what they were doing and aren’t even playing the “we were duped” card— they’re doubling down even attacking Barr. The press is brazenly undermining our country and constitution. The gop emphasis on any fixing is geared towards making sure this doesn’t happen to any candidate or president – it should be geared towards it not happening to anyone. That’s why Sharyl Attkisson is getting so little traction with what happed to her. Same with other reporters – e.g. Rosen.

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    • Dutchman says:

      It doesn’t make sense in isolation.IMHO, the ONLY way it makes sense, is in CONTEXT; read Sundances articles about MAGAnomics, how there are TRILLIONS at stake.

      Then go back and look at DJT’s statements going back many years, on CHINA and TRADE. In 2014 ” i’ll slap a 25% tax on you, m’fers!” is an example, but he has been consistent for 20-30 years.

      THIS is why I am doubtful we will find major spying on the other candidates.
      THEY were not a threat, only TRUMP.

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  39. Richard Whitney says:

    Sharyl, things changed, drastically and for the worse, when we elected Hussein.

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  40. Kleen says:

    The true reason “they hate Trump”
    It’s a made up hate to cover-up their decades old abuse of power.

    Obama’s Illegal Spying on Americans Labeled “Operation Hammer” Will Soon Be Exposed

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/obamas-illegal-spying-on-americans-labeled-operation-hammer-will-soon-be-exposed/

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  41. Kleen says:

    Bongino was up in LA with Papa-D, both have misterious messages on their twitter page

    They are up to something. I like that!

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  42. Sue Fowler says:

    This cannot be overstated:
    Government is now the enemy.

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  43. Don’t forget… The Obama administration weaponized the I.R.S. and got away with it.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Yeah obama weaponized the IRS, ran guns to the drug cartels, gave us that nonsense in Benghazi that allowed the cult of islam to pour into Europe, and a lot more.
      The repercussions of Buraq are going to be felt for a long time.
      Of course the sheep that voted for him are totally unaware of their culpability.

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  44. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    With the extreme greed and absolutely no integrity, there is no solution other than the public demanding the media adhere to guidelines something like this;
    The “such and such” News should be nothing more than the reporting of factual occurring events (local, national, global) that each news entity selects to report on and can fit in their allotted time slot.
    The “such and such Op-Ed” News (clearly identified as an opinion editorial) should be nothing more than the voicing of what that entities opinion is of what ever subject they have decided to voice their opinion on. There should be an equal and opposite competing opinion immediately afterwards, not during.
    The “such and such Debate” would be much like the Op-Ed only each talking point has an immediate relevant counter talking point.
    Each of these would have a before, during, and after announcement clearly stating what they are – News, Op-Ed, or Debate. The same labeling should apply to anything in print or on the internet.
    IMHO.

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  45. Lester Smith says:

    We know the media was giving fbi agents bribes for insider information. But who’s been paying the media to stay complicit to sustain the democrats narrative. My grandmother use to say money states “In God we trust”, but the real question is can God trusts those who control the money”. Corruption of how to obtain and keep the bottom line over rides truth and accountability. Who pays the most controls the narrative. And he who controls the narritive controls the people. Trump is a threat to beholders of power that maybe their corrupt actions well be exposed. Can’t have that.

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  46. Servite Omak says:

    every person involved with this coup should serve 5 years min, lose their government pension, or be shot.

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  47. czarowniczy says:

    The FBI realized the potential power it had while Hoover was still in charge, well before the CIA and NSA got into domestic shenanigans, they were overseas while the Bureau reigned paramount in domestic matters. The CIA and NSA changed directors more often than their cafeterias changed menus while Hoover stayed at the Bureau’s helm for 48 years…gotta be a reason there.

    The CIA took a hit under Jimmy Cater, he appointed Stansfield Turner to virtually gut the Company, and Turner did a great job, he came close to tearing the heart out of it. The Agency recovered big-time under Reagan, lotta new people with new perspectives and agendas but also a keen awareness and still festering wound from Carter’s actions. Shortly thereafter the Iran-Contra mess and the end of the Cold War ended, leaving the Agency a bit adrift. Luckily the tech industry was booming and that posed a great opportunity for the CIA and the NSA.

    The Bureau sensed the growth of the Agency, they kept bumping into each other around the world, especially in the US’s foreign embassies, and I’m sure the Bureau was well aware of some Agency operations overseas that were less than kosher. When grey-area CIA operations sorta started getting leaked to the press and some pressure started up in Congress to oversee the Company’s operations (who could have done that leaking, I wonder???) suddenly the Company gets a Bureau overseer buried in the staff. To keep things above board, so to speak.

    The Bureau’s got itself insinuated as the nation’s ‘new marshal in town’ all over the world. The Bureau has some 75 or more offices in overseas US consulates and embassies and has/does do intelligence operations in CIA areas. While the Bureau is supposed to be a domestic agency and the CIA a foreign collector they can and do trip over each other in each other’s AORs. Despite the Agency’s being ‘prevented’ from operating domestically it can operate here when it’s part of an operation that belongs to another government agency…loophole. Of course it can operate totally illegally intranationally but that would never happen.

    The NSA’s always tried to stay out there on its own, it can provide support but it keenly recognizes its unique and powerful position and doesn’t want to get compromised or under the control of any other agency – after all it provides all of the encryption systems the other agencies use as well as specializes in breaking everyone else’s codes. It also has a deep and unique relationship with foreign Comint agencies it doesn’t want to see compromised by any hint that other US agencies are running through its data. I’m betting that the NSA’s part in this is probably limited to a few wildcats working outside of the main loop. If so they’ll be found and quietly dealt with if they’ve violated NSA ethics. The FBI and CIA want power, the NSA actually has it.

    This ain’t over and I don’t think that Trump will manage to flush either the Bureau or Agency, they’re too big, too powerful and too entrenched. The Agency has its own elitist ethos and deserves it – look what it did to the Soviets in Afghanistan and what it did to the Taliban as the spearhead of the 911 invasion. It has an Ivy League base though, more white collar and upscale than warrior, the movers just point the shakers and sit back to watch the show. In August of 2001 I had an Agency person tell me their recruiting program was heavily involved in digging through Ivy League and top liberal colleges to find prospective agents and paid their way through school for a dedicated term of service. About that same time the Agency was openly holding contests to have individuals/companies develop specific cutting edge hi-tech projects for them, winners in the categories got contracts. If they need a team of Rambos the Operations folks can get them seconded from SOCOM or just train a bunch at the Farm. This ain’t our grandpa’s Company.

    To me it’s no wonder the FBI and the CIA may be hip-deep in this. The FBI, if we look at Hoover’s actions, has a long history of…influencing…US government officials and the CIA has a…for lack of a better word…elitist cadre and av red ass from Carter. Why not work together to move the country in a direction they and their influencers see as more desirable than that the Great Unwashed chooses? They’re in Washington, center of the known universe, power flows down the gutters like rainwater in Seattle. They’re st the helm of the Ship of State and we’re just passengers in steerage, were we or our beliefs/opinions worthy we’d be there instead. Their Judas goat failed in her mission so it’s on to getting that herd back into order.

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  48. Beigun says:

    Obama’s Legacy = The Great Overseer of Democracy!

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  49. Joe says:

    I was asked by a NY superstation news director to produce a report about how badly low interest rates were affecting retirees. Now I owned this syndicated report and it was the first and only request for story content he ever made. I did the report. I was located in LA. Well, it was a set up. They used the report from “nationally syndicated…” to spend almost the entire report to trash the Republican President for abusing the elderly in a myriad of ways.

    We got some VERY angry mail so I ordered an air check to see the entire hour. Wow! Did I get suckered! The duplicity of people in those positions is endemic and will never change.

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