BOOM! – Process Started – President Trump Issues Authorization Memorandum for Declassification….

There was a DC rumor that “a website” was “surprisingly spot-on” when CTH posted the likely declassification structure, agency process and timing… [Here and Here and  Here]

Tonight, President Trump signs a declassification memo that identifies the intelligence units, and issues guidelines therein:

WHITE HOUSE: “Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election.

The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.” (read more)

Memorandum for Agency Guidance below:

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY
THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

SUBJECT: Agency Cooperation with Attorney General’s Review of Intelligence Activities Relating to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:

♦Section 1. Agency Cooperation.

The Attorney General is currently conducting a review of intelligence activities relating to the campaigns in the 2016 Presidential election and certain related matters. The heads of elements of the intelligence community, as defined in 50 U.S.C. 3003(4), and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review.

♦Sec. 2. Declassification and Downgrading.

With respect to any matter classified under Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009 (Classified National Security Information), the Attorney General may, by applying the standard set forth in either section 3.1(a) or section 3.1(d) of Executive Order 13526, declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence that relates to the Attorney General’s review referred to in section 1 of this memorandum. Before exercising this authority, the Attorney General should, to the extent he deems it practicable, consult with the head of the originating intelligence community element or department. This authority is not delegable and applies notwithstanding any other authorization or limitation set forth in Executive Order 13526.

♦Sec. 3. General Provisions.

(a) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) The authority in this memorandum shall terminate upon a vacancy in the office of Attorney General, unless expressly extended by the President.

(d) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

(e) The Attorney General is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

DONALD J. TRUMP

♦First, I did not anticipate the Secretary of Treasury [likely related to Papadopoulos money tracking and/or, Clinton Foundation, and/or CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and/or all the above.  Second, I also did not anticipate the Secretary of Energy [likely related to Uranium One and Clinton] that’s interesting.

However, for the rest of it, here’s what all this means [Backstory].  There is a formal process that must be followed.  President Trump has now authorized that process:

♦The declassification of documents central to previous congressional inquiry, that also encompasses the Inspector General review of the Carter Page FISA application, is the subject of great interest and speculation.  However, it would make sense for President Trump to authorize the declassification of documents in advance of the IG report release.

Likely Inspector General Michael Horowitz has reviewed all of the documents in question.  If Horowitz wants to include the classified content in his draft report for principle review; and later within the final report; those documents would need to be declassified or else they would be held back, footnoted and outlined in a classified appendix.

If the DOJ and President Trump want the information more broadly available to the public and media, it would make sense to declassify the documents – pending the review and approval of the participating intelligence agencies (DOJ, DOJ-NSD, CIA, NSA, State Dept., FBI, ODNI, DoD, etc.)

♦ The process without controversy – First, each of the executive branch intelligence agencies will have to sign-off on the declassification request, and/or explain to the Chief Executive (that’s Trump), through the ODNI, why their specific intelligence product should not be made public.

Generally speaking, now that the Mueller investigation is complete; and if there is no substantive risk to national security; the intelligence agencies will adhere/defer to the request of the executive.  This is where the alignment and support from U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr is critically important.

If AG Bill Barr supports the declassification request, there would be limited room for any intelligence unit to justify blocking the release.

In recent reporting Bill Barr has been outlined in discussions with the CIA and ODNI during his own intelligence review.  It is almost certain those media reports are referencing contact and discussion about the IG report and declassification content.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Dan Coats is in charge of the executive declassification process overall.  The ODNI is the intelligence hub that all requests and approvals flow through.  If any intelligence unit or compartment has an argument against declassification their argument/justification against release (or redaction removal) is made to the ODNI.

The DOJ is one intelligence agency within the process; however, in this specific example the declassification directive will be targeted to fulfill the DOJ-OIG investigative framework of the inspector general. [Assuming this is the goal of President Trump]  Therefore the DOJ will have increased weight and responsibility for coordination and support for the declassification request.

If all cabinet members of the executive branch are working toward full transparency; and assuming the current FBI doesn’t try to block any release; the process for declassification follows normal guidelines to notify any intelligence units that might be impacted by public release.

In this example, again assuming the list of classified documents is similar to those previously anticipated, there are possible foreign governments and intelligence units that would need advanced notification.  In turn, those foreign agencies may request time to organize their intelligence interests and impacts.

ODNI Dan Coats would be responsible for working with DoS (Pompeo), CIA (Haspel), FBI (Wray), DOJ-NSD (Barr) and NSA (Nakasone).  Each of those intelligence officers are then responsible for notifying their foreign counterpart of any information that might pertain to their interest(s). [Assuming the declassification touches on foreign interests.]

If everyone within the executive agrees, then likely Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be allowed to outline the declassified content in the main body of his report and not hidden within a classified index unavailable to the public.

If the declassified material extends beyond the interests of the executive, in this case it likely does, then the ODNI may select participating intelligence members to brief the congressional gang-of-eight on the material being declassified.

This is not always needed, but given the political interest in this example this will likely happen.  The current Gang of Eight includes: Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Adam Schiff, Devin Nunes, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Richard Burr and Mark Warner.

If the declassified material extends beyond the interests of the executive and the legislative, in this case it is possible vis-a-vis FISA, then the ODNI may also brief the Chair and ranking member of the house and Senate Judiciary Committees on the material being declassified. ie: Jerry Nadler, Doug Collins, Lindsey Graham and Dianne Feinstein.

Additionally, there is also a possibility the full Carter Page FISA application is being declassified.  If so, there could be notification to the U.S. Judicial branch SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts and/or FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer.

So you can see this is a rather engaged and lengthy process as each participating interest is notified, and allowed time to provide feedback if they have any adverse interests to the release which may need to be considered.   This is not as simple as President Trump saying “do it.”   A declassification request is a process.

Yes, the President of the United States can unilaterally declassify any document he/she deem is in the national interest.  However, that is never done.  If you want to see how it is possible to do [READ THIS].

The President has the unilateral ability to declassify anything because he/she is often engaged in discussions with leaders of foreign governments, if the POTUS had to worry about his ability to discuss classified intelligence the President would be unable to engage in open discussion on interests of importance to the United States.   Therefore the laws that allow the President his authority, are designed so that a President cannot violate any classified intelligence issue.

That’s the basis for the President’s ability to unilaterally declassify intelligence information and/or documents.  Any previously classified material the president shares is considered declassified subject to the classification authority of the recipient.

In the example of declassifying documents the executive deems are of public interest, there is an assumption of no inherent national security urgency.  Therefore the process to allow advanced review of those documents by all stakeholders is always followed.

You can imagine the political backlash if a president, any president, was making unilateral decisions to declassify material without going through the process to ensure national security interests were evaluated.  Heck, even though President Trump is going through the lengthy and structured process, we will likely see his political opposition make this absurd claim anyway.  [Keep that in mind]

All of that said, no-one really knows the documents and/or information that may be subject to this current declassification request.  This was the original list as outlined in 2018:

  • All versions of the Carter Page FISA applications (DOJ) (FBI) (ODNI).
  • All of the Bruce Ohr 302’s filled out by the FBI. (FBI) (ODNI)
  • All of Bruce Ohr’s emails (FBI) (DOJ) (CIA) (ODNI)
  • All relevant documents pertaining to the supportive material within the FISA application. (FBI) (DOJ-NSD ) (DoS) (CIA) (DNI) (NSA) (ODNI);
  • All supportive documents and material provided by Bruce Ohr to the FBI. (FBI)
  • All intelligence documents that were presented to the Gang of Eight in 2016 that pertain to the FISA application used against U.S. person Carter Page; including all intelligence documents that may not have been presented to the FISA Court. (CIA) (FBI) (DOJ) (ODNI) (DoS) (NSA)  Presumably this would include the recently revealed State Dept Kavalac email; and the FBI transcripts from wiretaps of George Papadopoulos (also listed in Carter Page FISA).
  • All unredacted text messages and email content between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok on all devices. (FBI) (DOJ) (DOJ-NSD) (ODNI)
  • The originating CIA “EC” or two-page electronic communication from former CIA Director John Brennan to FBI Director James Comey that started Operation Crossfire Hurricane in July 2016. (CIA) (FBI) (ODNI)

However, in the months since September 2018, there are more documents that may have been added to the list; specifically if they have been reviewed by Inspector General Horowitz and citations contained within the upcoming draft report on FISA abuse.

Also keep in mind, Mark Meadows outlined President Trump has never seen the documents or the information that would be contained within the documents. [More Here] Many people who do not know how the executive branch works have falsely stated that President Trump knows what is in those declassification documents. He doesn’t.

The Office of the Presidency is a system, not a person. The system is designed to protect the occupant of the office. In this specific example it would be against the direct interests of the President to have full knowledge of the material inside the declassification requests because the President was potentially a target and carries an inherent conflict of interest.

The President is reliant upon the trust of advisers to inform him of the value – or lack thereof – along with the legal and political risks therein; without any specific conversation about the content.

In short, President Trump may declassify material as requested, but other than general briefings, he likely has no independent idea what material is inside or behind the redactions. Again, understanding this process helps to explain procedural delays, and frustration from those without familiarity with all the roles attached to the executive.

Lastly, CTH doesn’t traffic in ‘hope-porn’.  While we have presented a more detailed list of documents and material that we hope would be declassified, there’s almost no likelihood all of this material would be approved for release. However, I hope we are wrong:

♦ President Trump can prove the July 31st, 2016, Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence operation originated from a scheme within the intelligence apparatus by exposing the preceding CIA operation that created the originating “Electronic Communication” memo. Declassify that two-page “EC” document that Brennan gave to Comey.  [The trail is found within the Weissmann report and the use of Alexander Downer – SEE HERE]

♦ Release and declassify all of the Comey memos that document the investigative steps taken by the FBI as an outcome of the operation coordinated by CIA Director John Brennan in early 2016.  [The trail was memorialized by James Comey – SEE HERE]

♦ Reveal the November 2015 through April 2016 FISA-702 search query abuse by declassifying the April 2017 court opinion written by FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer. Show the FBI contractors behind the 85% fraudulent search queries. [Crowdstrike? Fusion-GPS? Nellie Ohr? Daniel Richman?]  This was a weaponized surveillance and domestic political spying operation. [The trail was laid down in specific detail by Judge Collyer – SEE HERE]

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

♦ Prove the Carter Page FISA application (October 2016) was fraudulent and based on deceptions to the FISA Court. Declassify the entire document, and release the transcripts of those who signed the application(s); and/or depose those who have not yet testified. The creation of the Steele Dossier was the cover-up operation. [SEE HERE]

♦ Release all of the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages without redactions. Let sunlight pour in on the actual conversation(s) that were taking place when Crossfire Hurricane (July ’16) and the FISA Application (Oct ’16) were taking place.  The current redactions were made by the people who weaponized the intelligence system for political surveillance and spy operation.  This is why Page and Strzok texts are redacted!

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

♦ Release the August 2nd, 2017, two-page scope memo provided by DAG Rod Rosenstein to special counsel Robert Mueller to advance the fraudulent Trump investigation, and initiate the more purposeful obstruction of justice investigation. Also Release the October 20th, 2017, second scope memo recently discovered.  The Scope Memos are keys to unlocking the underlying spy/surveillance cover-up. [SEE HERE and SEE HERE]

It’s doubtful the intelligence apparatus would ever permit the public to see the 99-page FISA opinion written by FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer.  It would be too damaging to the objective of future FISA authorization.

However, we could also to see material that is not included in any of the declassification lists; such as the fully unredacted Kavalec email and notes, and the transcripts of the engagements with George Papadopoulos.  Time will tell.

If CTH is accurate with the purpose of the declassification timing, the “Principle Draft Review” phase for the Inspector General report may soon be coming.  The draft review allows each of the people identified within the report the opportunity to submit any response or counter to the information as presented by the reference-check phase.

Each of the recipients of the draft report must sign an NDA; however, the NDA only covers the content of the report, not the general submission/appearance of the draft report itself.

The IG may choose to include response(s) from the principles in the draft report, or the IG may not; some of that depends on the advice of the person or group who fulfilled the reference check.  Usually if the IG adds the principle comment, the IG will rebut the comment with additional information and citation (from the referencer).

Once we hear about the draft report (media will mention it), it will be around a month to full public release of the final report that everyone will see.

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746 Responses to BOOM! – Process Started – President Trump Issues Authorization Memorandum for Declassification….

  1. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Initial reaction from the the “cable news ecosystem”…

    Liked by 23 people

  2. Don McAro says:

    President Trump awoke before Dawn
    He put his boots on…
    He Declassified Memos and he walked on down the hall
    He came to a door, and he looked inside.
    Obama? Yes Trump, you’re going to Gitmo
    Nancy? I want to,…….

    Liked by 13 people

  3. Upward Bound says:

    Things always grow better after a good burn :O

    Liked by 6 people

  4. Bill says:

    It’s on now!!! Get the F’ers.

    Liked by 12 people

  5. starfcker says:

    Let’s see if Chrissy Wray can dodge this bullet. NOT.

    Liked by 17 people

  6. pucecatt says:

    Let’s get it on .. you think the Dems are crazy now hahaha , flipped over to cnn and they are already spinning it as a “ revenge” tactic

    Liked by 21 people

    • pucecatt says:

      And let me add that the Dems behavior was clearly a tactical move by them , they knew this was coming and decided to make Potus look like a crazy and unstable man to get ahead of this .

      Liked by 12 people

      • stripmallgrackle says:

        Little doubt Nancy Pants timed her “cover-up” announcement to get the new narrative trending ahead of today’s EO. The swamp knew this was coming, and it knew when.

        Liked by 3 people

    • Won’t matter: AG Barr’s got the helm on this and Durham’s got the cannons.

      Liked by 10 people

    • konradwp1 says:

      How can they claim “revenge”?

      The Pelosoid Unit went on the fritz again and accused the president of a “cover up”. Trump is just showing how transparent his administration is by declassifying. He’s going out of his way to cear away anything that might be construed as a “cover up”. The Democrats and the leftist media should be thrilled at how transparent the administration is being, shouldn’t they … ?

      Liked by 3 people

    • sickconservative says:

      Yea the truth hurts doesn’t it.
      They can’t handle the truth and will spin it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lester Smith says:

      They can spin it any way they want Black and white in plain sight. Nagging Nancy kept poking trump bear. Push push push and now say trump did it trump did it. Revenge they say I say damn right. When is revenge justified. Revenge is justified when one is unjustly accused and their and others life’s are either destroyed or when one’s freedom are taken. Does Trump have justification yes he does. The country has been severely damaged. The country deserves revenge and justice. We the people demand justice. Call it what you may. This is our country the FBI senate congress and all other departments and employees are survents to the people and not the other way around. We pay each and everyone of their salaries. Now it is time for pay back. You broke our trust you destroyed American life’s you stole and desecrated Americas sole. You are cheats, you are as my grandmother would say no damn good. Don’t dare call this revenge don’t dare call this a cover up. Don’t cry foul don’t lecture us. Get what you deserve live up to your crimes. We the people own this country. I will use of the words of piece a shit congress woman from Hawaii “just shut the hell up just shut up” and take the pain you have coming you low life tools.

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  7. Is it me, or does this kind of blow Pelosi’s “cover-up” narrative several thousand feet out of the water?

    Liked by 39 people

    • Bogeyfree says:

      To that point PT should tweet, Nancy says I’m covering it up when you can clearly see I’m EXPOSING IT ALL for every American to see the truth.

      Liked by 11 people

      • littleanniefannie says:

        Ahh, she who “loves” transparency will soon deal with the consequences of transparency. Well NoNo, better get up early tomorrow and Botox up those brows you’re gonna need it! Oh yeah, grab a dose of Gabapentin for those tremors your hands and arms have had lately. Remind UpChuck to bring his little infrastructure package that you two were allegedly going to offer. The green schnit can be red-penned now. The highways for our great gas powered cars will be fine. The runways for our airplanes are okay. Solar and wind—don’t even try blowing that sunshine up anybody’s skirt but NoNo’s or AOC’s. Cut the crap and put the citizens first for a change.
        Reality check!

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    • Sunshine says:

      And their impeachment frenzy also.

      Like

  8. mr.piddles says:

    “There was a DC rumor that ‘a website’ was ‘surprisingly spot-on’ when CTH posted the likely declassification structure, agency process and timing… [Here and Here and Here]”

    Good. Then they should damn well know that there are a lot of folks out here who are actually paying attention.

    Thanks again, CTH team, for everything. Very important work you’re doing.

    Liked by 50 people

  9. JMC says:

    Hopefully Chris Wray will be proved to be stalling and will be fired.

    Liked by 19 people

  10. Don McAro says:

    How many countries is Obama calling tonight for Asylum

    Liked by 14 people

  11. Whoop whoop!!

    Hows that for a temper tantrum Nancy!!🇺🇲🇺🇲

    Liked by 13 people

  12. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Would have been nice if he referenced EO 13526 as a FRIENDLY REMINDER
    specifically…

    Sec. 1.7. Classification Prohibitions and Limitations. (a) In no case shall
    information be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail
    to be declassified in order to:

    (1) conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;
    (2) prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;

    And as further FRIENDLY REMINDER…

    Executive Order 13526 was issued on December 29, 2009 by United States President Barack Obama

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  13. AmericaFirst says:

    I expect AG Barr, to the extent it is available to him, to declass aggressively and liberally.

    No chance we will see Nadler et al. working as hard to get things declassed as we have seen them pretend to want the SC Report Unredacted.

    Tomorrow’s news articles are going to be on fire!

    Liked by 11 people

  14. OKPatriot says:

    I do believe Nancy made him mad today. She thought she had a good day today.

    Liked by 21 people

  15. Zimbalistjunior says:

    Love how msnbc and cnn won’t cover this until they get the spin from the bens (Rhodes and wittes) war room.

    We await their sage commentary.

    Liked by 10 people

  16. Blind no Longer says:

    It’s BIG, it’s UGLY, and NOW it’s DECLASSIFIED!!!!!!

    Liked by 18 people

  17. zooamerica says:

    I love the timing! It’s PERFECT! Nobody thought President Trump would do it right before the Memorial Day weekend!

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Boknows says:

    Don’t ya just love the smell of fresh Zippo butane in the air?

    Liked by 10 people

  19. Jonathan Galt says:

    Get ready for the dems to fire their final pathetic salvoes if not launch some false flags. The Marxist dems, deep state and rinos are terrified. America and the world are about to see how corrupt and sleazy the progressive apparatus is. The global Marxist mafia is done.

    Liked by 10 people

    • vikingmom says:

      “The global Marxist mafia is done.”

      Maybe, but it will not go down without a fight…we need to pray for the protection of our country and our President. As Sundance has said, there are TRILLIONS of dollars at stake (and, in addition, there are a handful of people who know they could be hanged for treason.)

      I am excited to FINALLY see the truth revealed and I desperately hope for all of the major players to be indicted and tried for war crimes…but I am not going to get too complacent yet because, in the words of Winston Churchill, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

      Liked by 11 people

  20. Publius2016 says:

    Presidential Daily Briefs will prove 44 and his cronies had an obsession with 45 wife and family…time to release these documents before Dimm Impeachment…45 loves history but more so, 45 plans for the future…Dimms must be a real party with real American interests…other RINOs and Nevertrumpers will kill America First!

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  21. notarealocalman says:

    Oh, this is gonna be fun.

    Like

  22. Joe Collins says:

    Here we go . . . .

    Liked by 6 people

  23. DJ says:

    Let’s see now… Is this the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

    Liked by 2 people

  24. icthematrix says:

    Bravo. Waited too long but glad it’s in process. He had to have Barr on board before he could issue this but I’d preferred within the first week of Barr’s appointment. Just glad it’s finally in motion.

    Destroy these demons.

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Tl Howard says:

    Heard the news break on Tucker’s show.
    Find it funny and ironic that Sean Hannity is OFF TONIGHT. He has waited for this forever…and now Dan Bongino, his guest host, was able to use the explosion scene! Life isn’t often fair.

    Liked by 11 people

  26. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • hellinahandbasket says:

      “He broke me …. he broke me”
      I think our guy, President Trump has destroyed Nancy in some dire ways: mentally, ideologically, and now physically, as her mouth has a hard time regurgitating all those twisty-turns of leftist-lunacy mapped out inside her brain. Heck, look at what he did to EvilTwatHillary – they were throwing her into the van at the end (ha)!

      Liked by 10 people

    • konradwp1 says:

      Just a thought …
      Pelosi was in total dissary after Trump pulled the pin on the infrastructure meeting.
      Could it she and Smuck Choomer went in and tried to blackmail with “endless investigation ” and Trump said “Fine, Spygate declassification it is then!!”?
      Something had her very rattled …

      Liked by 7 people

  27. Bogeyfree says:

    My favorite part……

    I did not anticipate the Secretary of Treasury [likely related to Papadopoulos money tracking and/or, Clinton Foundation, and/or CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and/or all the above. Second, I also did not anticipate the Secretary of Energy [likely related to Uranium One and Clinton] that’s interesting.

    Liked by 19 people

    • Tom says:

      The SecEng might also involve George P as well because of the Israel/Cypress/Greece pipeline that he wrote about. That would impact huge $$ for Obama/Hillary supported projects/partners (e.g., Libya, Qatar, Iran). The impacts would be huge for Russia too.

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    • Bubba Cow says:

      remember, he told Catherine Herridge that it would be more than we imagined

      Liked by 6 people

  28. Lion2017 says:

    Our Lion has had enough & so have we. Thank you Sundance for CTH. The Bigly Ugly has begun!!

    Liked by 14 people

  29. Akindole says:

    Three day weekend.
    Masterful.

    Jedi level owning.

    Liked by 17 people

  30. Jaire Timmermann says:

    When it is all out in the open Trumps needs to give a national address and go line by line through this because the msm is going to bury this deep and fast.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. President is leaving on Saturday and put this out today so the liberals can have field day while he gets things done!
    This may be a lengthy process as SD states but we will wait!

    Liked by 7 people

  32. snailmailtrucker says:

    I made a few Comments yesterday (after Pelosi’s Sneak Attack on Trump at The White House)
    warning the Left that…..
    Today was the day that POTUS Trump takes the Kid Gloves off !

    Liked by 9 people

  33. fred5678 says:

    If you have never been to a pretzel factory, tune into CNN and watch them twist themselves into knots. DELICIOUS!

    Liked by 8 people

  34. rich33y says:

    Sundance – I’m surprised this didn’t merit the redhead on the beach image………

    Liked by 3 people

  35. sundance says:

    Now does “met with POTUS this afternoon” make more sense?

    Liked by 31 people

    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Meadows was on with Hannity and Sara Carter last night. Meadows had a smile the whole time. When Sara said things will be declassified in weeks, Meadows corrected and said it will happen in days (with a smile on his face). I thought last night that he knew something big was coming real soon.

      Liked by 13 people

      • LBB says:

        Just read an AP story on this latest news. Framed as move to continue to undermine Mueller findings. That doesn’t even make sense. PDJT trying to undermine that no collusion was found.

        At the end of story they noted Meadows & Jordan seen at the Justice Dept today.

        Liked by 3 people

        • mr.piddles says:

          “Framed as move to continue to undermine Mueller findings. That doesn’t even make sense. PDJT trying to undermine that no collusion was found.”

          Actually, what doesn’t make sense is that The Dems and MSM *THEMSELVES* don’t accept the Weissman/Mueller report, and CERTAINLY NOT Barr’s bottom line bottom-lining. You can hear them muttering to themselves and anyone who will listen (Those Of Great Washing Of The Brain): “Mueller did not exonerate Trump… Mueller did not exonerate Trump… Mueller did not exonerate Trump…” It’s pathetic. Toolbag Tapper “fact-checking” a poster. Pa-thetic. Embarrassing for the country, really.

          Trump himself says: “I agree with Mueller. No Collusion. No Obstruction. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some documents to declassify.”

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        • GB Bari says:

          AP = All Propaganda
          When see “AP”, you can safely assume that whatever comes after it is anti-Trump, pro-Globalist, pro-Left, heavily biased writing.

          Once in a rare blue moon, they accidentally swerve into the truth – usually because it is harmless to their cause (progressivism / socialism..) Otherwise, forget it.

          Seriously.

          AP is Fake News and has been for several decades – far longer than CNN.
          Also true for Reuters.
          There are no independent, reliable, honest news wire services.

          Off soapbox.

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        • fabrabbit says:

          LBB: no it does not make sense. PDJT is declassifying materials pertinent to the investigation; FISA, Geo Papp memos, transcripts…

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  36. Bill says:

    My only concern is they did this on purpose to get it over with and make
    It old news by 2020. And the msm will definitely do their best to make that happen.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      I don’t think so. This is going to take a while to unravel all of the information. POTUS does not want to get this over with. He is very strategic in his timing. He chose today for a reason.

      Liked by 10 people

    • Chip Doctor says:

      Bill…….really? Just enjoy it tonight.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Bill says:

        I said it’s my only concern. I want to WIN and KEEP WINNING!!! I’m very happy tonight. I’m just thinking things through. The long game is the true prize.

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      What is the oft repeated reply? Oh yeah…. Concern noted.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      They’re doing it now because it needs to be done. I would have preferred it was earlier, but then it would have certainly been disappeared by the media.

      It is being done because it needs to be done to cleanse our institutions. The fact that it will have an electoral effect is what it is and that was path the Democrats and coup members chose.

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    • fabrabbit says:

      Bill: likely as this process will take time, indictments should line up right before the 2020 election.

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  37. woohoowee says:

    The Zippo has engaged! “Fireworks, Sundance!” Fireworks 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  38. hellinahandbasket says:

    “… Because every once in a while, the Lion has to show the jackals … who he is.”

    Liked by 19 people

  39. Michael Hennessy says:

    Horowitz must be busy rewriting his watered down FISA abuse review,

    and . . . If Bill Barr’s investigation was going to be merely a swampy Kabucki production for the DC club members than second thoughts are in order!

    Liked by 4 people

    • konradwp1 says:

      Yes, Horowitz has already been embarrassingly caught out by the state dept notes and email on Steele that proved the first FISA warrant was illegally obtained in violation of Woods proceedures.

      If he had been planning a low impact “defend the institutions” whitewash, he would now be frantically reworking everything.

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  40. Chip Doctor says:

    I cannot wait for the 4th in DC. Let’s get it on.

    Pray for PT’s and Barr’s protection.

    Liked by 15 people

  41. Dutchman says:

    Sundance,
    Shouldn’t SOME of this material have already GONE through the review process, already?

    Back when PDJT first requested a declassification, then the,I.C. agencies said they were READY to comply, but urged he NOT, out of concerns for relations with allies. Also maybe ‘sources and methods’, (can’t remembe

    PDJT deferred, and demurred and,said he,would have IG make a detirmination.

    Point is, the DOCUMENTS haven’t CHANGED, since the I.C. did its earlier review. So, THOSE documents should be ‘ready’ fairly quickly, unless they get a,”do-over”.

    True, relations with allies have changed, if you consider all the intelligence organisation leaders in the unemployment line, and political changes in the,governments, but those changes are to the good.

    No need for do-over?

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    • Super Elite says:

      O, hell yes. You do know, don’t you, that these jaspers have 30 ways from Sunday to “do-over”.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I think Meadows indicated the process could be much quicker. I take that to mean for at least some, if not all, documents that are going to be declassified.

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  42. Bogeyfree says:

    My first question is if Wray becomes an obvious cog in the wheel to this process will Barr or PT fire him? (Technically he reports to Barr)

    My second question is what if Barr doesn’t want to declassify certain documents that the President and his key allies want declassified?

    My third question is since the memo starts out with at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General, does this assume Barr is 100% on board with declassifying most of it all? Or is this delegation a way for him to manage and or protect the FBI/DOJ agencies?

    I guess time will tell but at least we are off and running.

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    • Scott says:

      Barr released more of the Mueller Report than he needed. Trump had no issue with all of it being released. Barr only kept back info that is lawfully required to not be released.

      I don’t think Barr has an issue since he knows most of the “sources and methods” excuse is pure BS.

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    • MDNA I says:

      Sounds like Barr made the request b/c he needed this for the investigation(s) he’s been talking about for a month. He went above other Cabinet level officials to request the President order their cooperation

      Liked by 2 people

      • Bogeyfree says:

        Actually he needs it because he mentioned in the interview with Bill Hemmer he wasn’t get clear answers to his questions. Anyone surprised?

        Sounds like Barr is tired of the BS too!

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    • Dutchman says:

      Bogey,
      I would say whats running, full time 24/7, are the pumps in the sewer system in D.C.
      Its a SWAMP; low ground. And now those pumps are probably in serious danger of being overwhelmed, so it could get really yucky!

      GOOD time to leave town, while municipal authorities bring in extra pumps to address the overflow.

      And, whats “off”, is the Uniparty, as they engage in collective freakout.

      The music just stopped, and now the scramble to avoid the noose. Yeah, I KNOW, end of the beginning.

      “Patience my *ss, I want to kill something” I feel like the buzzard in the cartoon.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      Trump wants as much of this done by the machinery, without his input, as possible. Trump still retains the right to “step in” as he has said in the past to do what he feels needs to be done.

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    • pucecatt says:

      With the memo stating that it is a request of the AG is a way to protect Potus from any appearance of “ revenge “ it’s brilliant. That’s how I’m looking at it and I also think Barr can take the heat . Potus can handle the heat too but why ? Our Potus has had enough abuse from these monsters.

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      • Zoe says:

        The rats are saying they had reasons to spy on the Trump campaign. So if all these rats think they were doing their duty they have nothing to worry about do they. And that is the problem. Thy didn’t and they have a lot to worry about and that’s is why they are saying it is revenge. They really are stupid. If everything was above board and legal they would want all of this stuff made public to prove it to the people that what thy did was good.

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  43. deepdivemaga says:

    We have been waiting two years for this!! Let’s goooo! 😱🔥👏🏽👍🏾

    Liked by 9 people

  44. snailmailtrucker says:

    Dear POTUS Trump
    Please Pull a number of Passports before you leave for Japan !

    We Love You !

    signed,
    WeThePeople !

    Liked by 20 people

  45. Tl Howard says:

    I had been wondering all week if Pelosi’s stepped-up shenanigans, which peaked yesterday, were the planned insults that would force POTUS to release the kragen now, giving the Dems time before the election to rehabilitate themselves and time for voters to tire of the story.

    Hard to know. She might simply have been trying to keep the LEFTIES satiated and the donor money pouring in.

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    • Bill says:

      Just wrote the same thing just above.

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    • davidb says:

      No. they will be in the penalty stage of their convictions during the 2020 elections.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      That’s giving them too much credit. The Democrat base wants impeachment. They are forcing it. Even at this late point this would have been, relatively speaking, placed on the back burner in favor of MAGA. This declassification and the pain that follows could span a long period of time. The corruption is complete and deep.

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  46. AmericaFirst says:

    Seems quite a few in the Swamp knew this was in the offing.

    Do we think that the Assange charges were meant as a preventive type of defense, at least the timing?

    Liked by 2 people

  47. Do Stop Thinking About Tomorrow says:

    I think we will all be surprised when all is reviled.

    Liked by 6 people

  48. Tl Howard says:

    God, I hope it’s true that the Obama admin was spying on everyone, that that can be proved because it’ll show it wasn’t just his Trump animus at work. If it’s the latter, black and minority voters will, sadly, think it okay that Obama went after Trump because of the birth certificate “diss” as they call it.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Tl Howard says:

      Listening to Tom Fitton now. He stresses that Barr and Trump convey to the public the very broad abuses of the last admin–I totally agree.

      Liked by 11 people

      • AmericaFirst says:

        The crazies still won’t believe it, for two reasons:

        1. They can’t believe their guy would do the things he did;
        and
        2. The scale of the criminality of the previous Regime really IS unbelievable. It is, literally, behavior NEVER BEFORE SEEN in this country, at least to this degree. There is hardly an adjective sufficient to describe it.

        From Day 1 those of us who were attentive were saying “He can’t do that!” and “Why isn’t someone stopping him?” By the time he had chosen 17 Cabinet members who hadn’t paid their taxes and had deemed people who couldn’t get Clearances to be his “Czars,” something we had heretofore only thought of as a Soviet title, and our Hasbeen Journalists didn’t see a problem, it became clear that that we were in for something desperately destructive.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      It’s a matter of public record that Obama and his Political/Administrative Machine had an “issue” with surveillance. It’s not a stretch to think that extended to a Presidential Election. And the likes of Brennan and Comey were like “I thought you’d never ask!”

      Liked by 3 people

    • 4wardcomm says:

      Well we know former Dir of CIA Brennon got caught spying on the U.S. Senate and publically apologized for over 4 years ago, so how could he NOT be intoxicated with that much power at his disposal? Just look at all of his scandals that will now be confirmed.
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/cia-admits-spying-senate-staffers

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  49. Robster says:

    That’ll learn Nancy Squirt-bottle, giving a press conference to accuse PDJT of a cover up.

    She should have listened to Strzok and Page when they text ‘The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear’.

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