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. surakvulcan says:

    Good start. This is all the recent end. We also need to see the back end: anything related to Uranium One, Clinton Foundation, and so on.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. delighteddeplorable says:

    Many well-earned congrats to you and your team, Sundance. Awesome work! 🇺🇸👍🇺🇸👍🇺🇸👍🇺🇸

    Liked by 27 people

    • oldumb says:

      I ONLY see Sundance posting, but people keep referring to his team. What team?

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      • WSB says:

        A select menagerie of a few classy cats!

        Liked by 7 people

      • amwick says:

        There are mods that work in the background.

        Liked by 5 people

      • CoffeeBreak says:

        The other Admins. I won’t list how many. The number probably has changed over time.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        I believe there must be hundreds of Sundances. That is the only explanation of how he gets so much done. 😁

        Liked by 5 people

      • WonkoTheSane says:

        It would take a superhuman with a computer brain to churn out the volume and detail and to be so accurate over the years CTH has been doing this. We don’t know that there’s a team, but it’s a safe assumption.

        Liked by 3 people

      • NC Nana says:

        Oldumb,

        After following Sundance daily since the 2016 Presidential campaign my sense is that he has politically savvy people who have followed him for years. They pass along comments, articles, and data as it becomes available. My guess is he also keeps detailed databases on topics that are of general interest to people who follow politics.

        I think of his “team” as being trustworthy, intelligent friends that he has communicated with regularly over the years. They all seem to have strong political understanding and integrity.

        They include people like AdRem who support him on the web site administration. People like Menagerie and Sharon who support him emotionally. Many other commenters that I have seen post over the time span. They each seem to have an important role in keeping the web site going.

        In the final observation I think all the articles are by Sundance himself. He volunteers in the community during hurricanes in Florida. In those times he always gives us warning that he’ll be off line a few days as he gives emergency help to his neighbors and State.

        When I read from the CTH I think “God Bless the USA” could be Sundance’s theme song. Especially these lines:

        “And I’m proud to be an American
        Where at least I know I’m free
        And I won’t forget the men who died
        Who gave that right to me
        And I’d gladly stand up next to you
        And defend Her still today
        ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
        I love this land
        God Bless the U.S.A.”

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        • oldumb says:

          Thanks NC Nana,
          I am not trying to downgrade anyone here, it is just I see this as the work of Sundance. he has help, OK sure, but the product is the words Sundance writes and the information he uncovers and shares. Saying team isn’t accurate – to me.

          I am sure that they are many contributors to CTH, but the single man Sundance is what make it the resource that it is. He has some learned commenters, but that is just icing.

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    • Sunshine says:

      I can’t agree more. Very impressive. Sundance is a genius.

      Liked by 4 people

  3. Tl Howard says:

    Sidney Powell up next.

    Liked by 9 people

  4. litlbit2 says:

    Well here we go, please wait, please wait, please wait! It has yielded much to date.

    Surely everyone will sign off for releasing all, no delays, no propaganda soaps, just one big Happy family. In my frustration I can not fathom the feeling and thoughts of folks completely emerged in trying to exposed this evil corruption that has continued for years. Tomorrow it be their turn. God Speed.

    With all the safe guards and processes described by Sundance, does anyone else wonder what classified information was taken and exported to foreign adversaries with the involvement of private contractors, friends, competitors, business roadblocks etc. oh well. Maybe I am wrong. Or that maybe much will be gleaned as the harvest unfolds.🙏🇺🇸.

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  5. michaelonoo says:

    Hillary wants to know how much time she has got

    Liked by 4 people

  6. michaelonoo says:

    Hillary wants to know how much time she has got

    Liked by 1 person

  7. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Remember in a recent interview POTUS said he will declassify when “they” need me to.

    Liked by 12 people

  8. justlizzyp says:

    I wonder who is bold (dumb) enough to file the first injunction lawsuit?

    Liked by 7 people

  9. hard masada says:


    The opening moments of this video is the collective response from the (D) of this news….from Prager U a lesson book on life.

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  10. 335blues says:

    Starting today, the federal government will try its best to convince average Americans
    THAT THERE IS NOT TWO SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY.
    One, where a submarine sailor is charged with espionage for taking and sharing a couple of
    innocuous photos of unimportant digs on his sub, and is sentenced to a year in a federal penitentiary,
    and a second one where hillary clinton sets up an illegal unprotected server in her house
    in an attempt to bypass official scrutiny and accountability for who knows what,
    and traffics in top secret communications which are hacked by every enemy in the world
    America has, and then destroys much of the evidence when she is caught, and is as yet
    UNCHARGED BECAUSE JAMES COMEY SAYS SHE DIDN’T MEAN IT.
    Seriously, he said she didn’t mean it.
    Average Americans call this two tiered system of justice A TRAVESTY.
    Others call it complete horseshite.

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    • Dutchman says:

      335 blues;
      Calm down (a LITTLE. Cold anger, remember?)
      No reason I can’t call it BOTH a “Travesty”, AND Horseshite, is there?

      As Sundance pointed out, both Sec. Of Treasury, and Sec of ENERGY are in effect “cc’d” on the order.

      WHY would they be involved, OTHER than the reasons Sundance has suggested?

      And, while your contemplating that, realise that EVERYONE in D.C. is asking the same question, and a significant # of Seamp dwelling traitors are going “GULP!”
      TREASURY and ENERGY,…..

      Doesn’t look like,a decision has already been made to not look at Hillary, or Uranium 1! Smile at the thought, and have a beer!

      Liked by 5 people

      • 335blues says:

        A cold six-pack is waiting on the first indictment.

        Liked by 1 person

        • WonkoTheSane says:

          I think I’ll go buy myself an indictment six pack and a long aged bottle of really good single malt scotch. Thanks for the idea. Also, I’m a PRS guy, but the 335 is on my short list at the moment.

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          • Linus in W.PA. says:

            A Strat man myself, but also a collector, so I enjoin you both with your love of PRSs and semi-hollow bodies.

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            • WonkoTheSane says:

              I’ll let you in on a little secret. The early 90s PRS CEs with solid alder body and bolt on neck are as close as you can get to a 59 Strat. Everybody was buying the early 90s PRS neck through Customs with the beautiful maple tops and cool bird inlays …myself included (amazing guitars in their own right) but the CEs are really special. You can still find one occasionally for around a grand. If you see one–BUY IT!

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      • owtolunch says:

        you might be surprised who the DOE works for/with.

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    • Or Logan Act Violations of Kerry.

      Or Emoluments Clause Violations of Biden.

      And on and on and on.

      Liked by 7 people

  11. Raised on Reagan says:

    MOAB dropped.
    Waiting for detonation.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. MagaMia says:

    LOL! Watching Hannity, and as Tom Fitton answers a question from Bongino as to how much trouble is Brennan in, a background clip shows Brennan stepping up to speak at a podium with a sign, “Center for Ethics.”

    Liked by 8 people

  13. Genie says:

    I hope the Dept of Energy involvement centers on Clintonuranium, but have to wonder if it’s something to do with Papadopolis’ energy background.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. schizoid says:

    Section 2 seems to let Barr bypass the normal process.

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  15. Concerned Virginian says:

    Sundance, superb work, thank you!
    Now we’ll see if DAN COATS can try to delay / obstruct what POTUS is doing.
    Nancy Pelosi et al are probably losing it behind closed doors.

    Liked by 6 people

  16. This is your MOMENT, Sundance – KUDOS and CONGRATULATIONS!

    Let’s Roll.

    Liked by 33 people

  17. Concernedcitizen says:

    The release I’m most looking forward to is the redacted Strzok-Page texts. These texts will attract the most public attention and deliver maximum bang for the buck.

    Liked by 7 people

  18. For Eyes says:

    Yes, we are trusting to Barr to do this right.

    But Sundance, is there really any objective evidence that he isn’t a stand-up guy?

    Yes, there is the old thing about Barr being friends with Mueller and all of that. But Barr’s actions to date suggest he’s what we hoped for. Or am I missing something?

    Liked by 2 people

    • NYY32311 says:

      There are no known indictments, just more of the last 2.5 years – a hope feast. So no, missing nothing.

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      • oldumb says:

        So, you see nothing different that what we have been getting for the last couple of years? Narrow view I guess,

        Liked by 4 people

      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Nothing?
        Not exactly nothing.

        Barr single-handedly totally screwed a 2 year setup by the Mueller team and Dems
        .
        Barr instructed Mueller on March 5 to present him a report that had all Grand Jury material redacted so it was ready to release publicly as is.
        Mueller completely disobeyed that instruction believing Barr would have to spend weeks redacting…..giving the Mueller team time to leak and SET THE NARRATIVE

        Barr TOTALLY FOILED THAT by releasing his Sunday Summary and SETTING THE NARRATIVE HIMSELF.

        He THEN turned around a 90% REDACTED report in record time and publicly released it meaning Mueller COULD NEVER TESTIFY because Nadler cannot RESTRICT his testimony

        Barr has questioned why Mueller kept trying to make an obstruction case over and over and over AND NEVER MADE IT.
        Barr has called spying SPYING
        Barr has called the Steele dossier and therefore ANYONE that would think it was “intel” NAIVE
        He has called the IC operation to protect democracy: “ANEMIC”
        As bonus…..he asked the Speaker of the House if she brought her handcuffs (apparently forgetting to tell her WHO the cuffs were for)

        While doing all of this…..
        he secretly appointed a “special counsel” WEEKS AGO that was only just “discovered”.to investigate how this all started.

        And.just for fun
        He smiled like the cheshire cat as he scared the SHIT outta a good portion of DC and the media.

        Not a bad start for ONLY THREE MONTHS on the job.

        But like the old saying goes….
        The proof is in the prison

        or maybe it was “pudding’

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        • cthulhu says:

          I’m cautiously optimistic for the reasons you so eloquently state. Barr has done some big wrenches toward rule-of-law in ways that show he ain’t no naif.

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        • fabrabbit says:

          Krashman: Nice review. My favorite was when he called the analysis in the dossier jejune! Just needling those idiots.

          Liked by 1 person

        • NYY32311 says:

          In this case, it is prison, with no pudding. Until indictments, I’m not even cautiously optimistic; tomorrow is a promise to no one.

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  19. Bogeyfree says:

    Question for Sundance:

    When Rep Dan Rohrbacher went over to speak with Assange in Aug 2017, would any of those discussion been sealed or marked classified since in the eyes of our government they saw Assange as a spy right?

    So is there anything outside the date range directive from PT that could signal something from Assange and the DNC e-mail issue could get declassified as well?

    Also do you think PT/ Barr might declassify some info on Mifsud showing was a western agent or a paid contractor and not a Russian agent if applicable?

    Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      I was thinking the same thing about Rohrbacher today after the Assange charges. All seem to tie in.

      Maybe Seth Rich will get some peace after all…and maybe the Awans won’t.

      Liked by 2 people

  20. Sue Fowler says:

    A whole bunch of crims wetting their Depends tonight. Imagine laughing at Judicial Watch all these years and now falling in sin to their dogged pursuit of righteousness.
    God has a sense if humor.

    Liked by 5 people

  21. TreeClimber says:

    Hehehehe… wonder how that rumor in DC got started? I’m impressed, Sundance.

    Liked by 4 people

  22. Republicanvet91 says:

    “I hereby direct the following:”

    This is not a pretty please where an excuse of sources and methods will fly.

    It’s about time.

    All of those directed should already have all of the information directed to be declassified already sitting in their outbox. It’s not like they didn’t know this was coming.

    Liked by 6 people

  23. Jonathan Galt says:

    The details of the memorandum are telling- look at which agencies are named/targeted. This move is as much for the grand juries and prosecutors as any other reason. Do not overlook that fact. Prosecutors need declassification in order to present their cases. Transparency is great -prosecution is better.

    The list of unmasked names by Susan Rice and Samantha Powers will blow this scandal up exponentially both domestically and internationally.

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    • WSB says:

      I also see a Lois Lerner in the distance. Under Treasury, she was the one in the IRS that for years allowed the Clintons’ original 501C3 to metastasize from a library with only donations from Alabama to the global monstrosity it is today.

      That could snare many, many illegal trafficking operations.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        When I think of her I think of another IRS event where then AG Holder received a large number of computer discs which contained the private information of, I believe it was millions, of tax filers. I think this was the material that was used to start that data base of material in citizens that Maxine Waters was so impressed with. So that would be under the Treasury Dept. too, right?

        Could he (Pres. Trump) be going for the whole enchilada? Get it all out, since Pelosi has crafted her whole argument on transparency? See how the other half likes it?

        Please let it be so.

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      • cthulhu says:

        I believe you’re thinking Arkansas…..

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    • thebigharry says:

      We are now entering the fifth dimension.
      Let the sun shine. Let the sunshine in. The sun shine in.

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  24. Von Henry says:

    I’m interested to see how the media and the rabid left will try to gaslight the nation.

    Liked by 1 person

    • “Complicated business, folks.”

      M$M has NO IDEA … as they can concoct, poll-test, refine, disseminate and parrot only ONE DISINFORMATION MEME at a TIME.

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    • A Moderate Man says:

      Believe or not, I was watching Rachel Maddow to see how she covered the story and she acted confused and said “we are not sure what to make of this” And then after pretending to downplay the significance, she proceeded to invite Jerry Nadler over to her show who made a fool of himself as usual.
      You could tell she was obviously telling a lie about her understanding.

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    • Rowdyone says:

      I think the Dims will re-double their efforts to impeach the President now. It’s the only play they have. If they can convince enough members of Congress that a nasty bloodletting will harm both Parties and get enough public outcry from groups like MoveOn.org they may be able to swap dropping Impeachment for dropping Barr’s investigation.

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      • Bubba Cow says:

        no deal

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          Agreed. This is the one chance this country has to ensure a repeat of the attempted coup isn’t repeated in our lifetime. If they are willing to do what they did to overthrow their legally elected President, there isn’t anything they won’t be willing to do to to little old you and me if we get in their way of their grand (and petty) ambitions.

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  25. Maquis says:

    I wonder if Wray will take this opportunity to demonstrate he is so compromised and corrupt that his removal is an immediate necessity.

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  26. Scotsman says:

    So what are the chances old loyalists are getting busy destroying evidence in advance of the coming queries?

    Liked by 2 people

    • delighteddeplorable says:

      High, very high. Modern day Rosemary Woods are very busy.

      Liked by 2 people

    • daylight58 says:

      I’m visualizing that scene near the end of the movie “Patton” where the German officer is watching the High Command’s files being burned en masse.

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    • oldumb says:

      Low, very low. Too many redundancies. It is not like you can shred a document. It is digital and never goes away.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Suzanne says:

      The shredders are humming 24/7 and there’s been a massive run on Bleach Bit and ball peen hammers. Perhaps every agency in dc should have been locked with Marshalls posted at all doors.
      IIRC hillary said if she went down she was taking everybody with her so I think I’d squeeze her really hard

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      • Dutchman says:

        Suzanne;
        You HAD to comment “squeeze her really hard” in relation to Hillary?
        Triggered indeligible memory I’m TRYING to get out of my head..
        She POPS!

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      • LBB says:

        I envisioned the shredding started the day Trump was elected. What they couldn’t finish maybe got hauled away with docs for supposed O library.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        So what malady will HRC claim if that were to happen?

        Would she finally tell the truth about her health issues, or will she slip and fall again?

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        • JDubb says:

          Hey, Jim in TN, remember the the WaPo , NY Times and other media septic-pouts cried about how unfair it was to question Hillary s health because of her cough at a Cleveland stop in Sept. 2016 ?

          Then.. about a week later she ‘stumbled’ on the way to her Scooby Van. Her aides threw her limp carcass in there like a sack of manure.

          If some patriot had not sent out viral video, that would have been covered-up by the ‘watchdog press’
          .but it reminds me of a joke.

          Q: What is the difference between Hillary Clinton and a bag of crap ?!?

          A:. The bag.

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        • LafnH20 says:

          Prolly the slip routine, Jim.

          She can then stay “Unavailable”.

          Hey, she could bunk up with RBG. No one would look for her there.

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  27. simplewins says:

    Uh Oh, Looks like somebodies gonna kiss the donkey.

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  28. MDNA I says:

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  29. WSB says:

    Thank you, Sundance! Hat tip! 🎩

    Liked by 12 people

  30. fred5678 says:

    And the Krassenstein brothers are suspended and can’t comment on this MAGA memo!!

    https://thepoliticalinsider.com/krassenstein-brothers-anti-trump-accused-fraud/

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  31. NYY32311 says:

    Here we go, and…wait. Nothing has changed, nothing.

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  32. hard masada says:


    did u know F & F has been on this long? Interesting vid from 2011~~>who is the guy called PrezMan? Michel de Nostredame?

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  33. pucecatt says:

    I wonder if we will see any resignations from inside the WH ? If we do see that it will be very telling . 😎 there is going to be a lot of spin on this and I think we need to brace ourselves for that . Dems are going to come out swinging .

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    • oldumb says:

      …swing wine bottles and dirty depends.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        You mean that trash that Duerte is sending back to Canada. Love it. Justine what are you gonna do, he warned you, gave a deadline, you ignored. Then Boom it is on its way to Canada along with expelling ambassador and some others, also recalling his people.

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  34. lansdalechip says:

    Seems to me we should be out rounding up a lot of passports right about now. We really want these folks “in country” when it comes time to start asking honest, hard questions.

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  35. Bogeyfree says:

    I wonder if the declassification edict might include the 47 Hard Drives that Dennis Montgomery turned into the FBI back in the fall of 2015 and the Weiner Laptop?

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  36. Frank says:

    IT’S HAPPENING! (Hot diggity!)

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  37. waltherppk says:

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  38. bertdilbert says:

    I’m having an emotional moment….

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  39. Dave Sanderson says:

    I will never be in Sundance’s league for awesomly insightful analysis. He’s absolutely world class, under-recognized and definitely underpaid. Sincere thanks for all you do, Sundance.

    Is it just me, or did anyboidy else think that one letter of the alphabet stood out in the phrase “…..Relating to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns.” The last letter … S … makes the word “Campaign” plural. In short, Hillary’s campaign has now been revealed to also be under investigation, and everything on her campaign will also be declassified.

    Am I making a big deal out of nothing? …it seems significant to me …when I saw that letter S a little voice inside me shouted, “DAVE, HE’S ACTUALLY GOING AFTER THAT HIDEOUS LYING SHREW! …SHE’S NOW IN THE CROSSHAIRS!” …be still my leaping heart.

    Here’s hoping.

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    • MDNA I says:

      “Campaigns” certainly includes both Trump & Clinton campaigns, it may even include primary campaigns. Cruz may have been spied on, Bernie may have been spied on. And so on & so on

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        That is what I was thinking – more than 1 GOP candidate was spied upon. Plus Bernie.

        However, maybe Clinton’s campaign is involved not because she was spied upon but because she/her campaign was involved in other ways, part of the spying or as a recipient of the information or as a conduit for some of the information or as a supposed originator of information. Her campaign was involved in the Dossier, intimately involved, in payment for it and as it was supposedly opposition research for her against President Trump.

        Relating to President Trump being spied upon and relating to Hillary as being part of the whole scheme of spying on President Trump by paying British & Russian sources for “dirt” and playing a large role in the dissemination of said dirt.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          This is Obama we are talking about. He spied on the Democrats in the Senate! He spied on his kiss ass news reporters! He spied on our foreign friends. He has no boundaries and no limits.

          If you are famous and powerful, odds are Obama was spying on you. If you dared force him to show his birth certificate, or stood up against his policies, it is certain that Obama spied on you.

          They were spying on every Republican Candidate. Obama’s legacy was at stake! The only question is will they tell us the truth.

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    • Stillwater says:

      Campaign(s) could also include Cruz’s &/or Rand Paul’s campaign.

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  40. don cru says:

    got to get rid of civil service and open the drain…executive action can do it?

    Liked by 3 people

    • AmericaFirst says:

      No. Even though it began as an EO it has unfortunately been codified.

      But you are correct that it must go if the swamp is ever to be drained.

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  41. waltherppk says:

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  42. MaineCoon says:

    And President Trump sets the stage as he announced all interactions with Nanc, Sciff Et al will stop until they finish their “investigations” and he quietly leaves the country on multiple trips. The silence as the Dems spout crap and one by one they go silent pending the anticipated drop of the ax as the declass docs begin to drop, drop, drop.

    Where’s Zero?

    Liked by 10 people

    • Amy2 says:

      Now that this is coming out, the president may be too busy with investigations to focus on infrastructure. Sorry Nan. Those pesky investigations…

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  43. wilski says:

    Dibs on the straight-jacket and sucide watch concessions.

    As it has been written; “Never, but never wound a king”, (and any of his clan).

    Liked by 2 people

  44. LBB says:

    Very much enjoying this news, all the comments, and the united spirit.

    I anticipate a great night of slumber tonight for myself ( others? ). Then a new stage of battle.

    Liked by 8 people

  45. sundance says:

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  46. Bogeyfree says:

    Imagine all the communications going on right now with the conspirators.

    So anyone thinking, I wonder if Barr has any open FISA out there currently on a few these lefties?

    And if so can you imagine all the dirt he might be getting from their calls and texts tonight!

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  47. mr.piddles says:

    The Infamous Comey Memos. That’s what I want to see. They MAY outline the entire operation, though I’m not convinced Comey himself would have had complete visibility into the CIA’s end of things in early 2016 (and prior). I.e., Comey given just enough of insight and info to do the “FBI stuff”. Comey may have been privy to sources and methods, but not necessarily ALL sources and methods.

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  48. Enoch Root says:

    Thanks to Sundance those of us who have followed these pages for some length of time are prepared for the coming revelations but the vast majority of the public is not. I wish there were more if us and I am thankful to be among that number. My sincerest gratitude to Sundance and the Treehouse and it’s denizens

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  49. Does this mean I may get my wish that nancy melts down on the world stage, that brennan’s face will melt into his neck, that clapper pulls his ear off, that strok will make that weird hissing face again, that wray’s face will get permanently stuck with the stupid expression, that hill will lose BOTH her shoes, …. Whew! Well you get the picture I’m looking for.

    And a picture is worth a thousand words, right ?

    Honk Honk!!

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  50. Sentient says:

    Any department head who stymies the declassification should be immediately terminated. Fired, I mean – even though executed would be nice. I’m talking Wray and Haspel.

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