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. MDNA I says:

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  2. Southern Trumpette says:

    YAHOO !!!

    Liked by 21 people

  3. VinceWhirlwind says:

    Has the Sun Dance begun?

    What’s in a name? Take a look at the history, the meaning and the power of The Sun Dance. Yes, the Sun Dance has begun. It started when President Donald J. Trump was elected.

    Anyone who lingers here, smoldering….has joined The Sun Dance. We are going to take our country back. Our children and our children’s children, must live in the country envisioned by our Founders. “The Government” used to be terrified by The Sun Dance, even making it illegal. There was a good reason they were afraid of it. Well, it’s back, and many need to be terrified by it again.

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  4. JoD says:

    Tomorrow should be interesting.
    We will get our first whiff of Dem talkin’ points that have been faxed throughout the offices of their media whores. We should also be prepared for their ritual President Trump fake news send-off story that they burp up EVERY SINGLE TIME that he goes over seas.
    BRING IT, BITCHES!

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    • delighteddeplorable says:

      Oh yes, gird your loins. This will be portrayed as yet another reason for impeachment, POTUS’ mental instability, obstruction, whatever else. The fire under these despicable toads is getting pretty damn HOT.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        That’s a possible outcry, they could be scurrying to put together their talking point that by The President’s order releasing information I can imagine Brennan, Clapper et.al. saying that he’s endangering the intelligence community so they will try to invoke their precious 25th Amendment to stop his ‘crazy willfulness’ to destroy our nation’s secret gathering whatevers.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      CNN is calling it a distraction (instead of the truth). It’s like they live on a different planet. the BB trolls were caught off guard by the move.

      Liked by 11 people

      • stripmallgrackle says:

        The 2000 Florida recount put Fox News on the map. I switched because of the relentless pro Gore coverage on CNN, as did many others. For MSNBCNN it may be deja vu all over again as “Spygate: The Prequel” rolls out, and independents realize they aren’t being accurately informed.

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    • oldumb says:

      My guess is they will say POTUS is unleashing too much information, trying to cover up the important cover up stuff.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Pelosi’s rants about intervention, prayer, etc., were extreme, even for her. But she knew this was coming and wanted to get her narrative running ahead of the declassification memo news. No coincidences.

      Liked by 5 people

      • ILOT says:

        Didn’t her priest refuse to give her communion? She likely should be excommunicated from the Catholic church, but not for me to judge. The woman has serious cognitive issues and I find it troubling she can’t even read notes at a podium any longer.

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        • fabrabbit says:

          ILOY: IIRC It was a San Fran Bishop who said she should not receive the sacraments because of her stand on abortion. But, I think you are correct, as well.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Already saw a troll at WSJ say “Barr won’t declassify anything that hurts Trump”!

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    • fabrabbit says:

      JoD: my guess is “he can’t declassify all this stuff, it puts us at risk to our enemies.”

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  5. daylight58 says:

    POTUS is going to be briefly stopping over here in Anchorage, Alaska (refueling AF1, only) on his way to Japan.

    I’ve got an office view of the final approach to the AF side of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

    I’ll give AF1 a big thumbs-up from all of us when I see it on final…

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  6. TRUMP SKUNKS the D-rats AGAIN:

    Suckered D-rats into dropping their jobs to play “Investigation Mania”.
    … LED by Pelosi & Schumer – Repeated ENDLESSLY on M$M all day long.

    POTUS then tags AG Barr to give the public MILLIONS of UNREDACTED documents.
    • They include massive revelations of corruption and evidence of a COUP.
    • They reveal the government-wide CONSPIRACY.
    • They trigger prosecutions of TREASON.

    Every D-rat Hearing will showcase Republicans citing new D-rat PERPS
    • Every committee, Every day, Every way
    • Perps from the Obama Administration, the Congress and the M$M

    Just in time for the 2020 Election!

    P.S. Any D-rat attempt to subpoena or impeach AG Barr is now … wait for it …
    OBSTRUCTION of JUSTICE!

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  7. Zorro says:

    Death and Destruction to the Demosocialist Party and the tyranny for which it stands.

    Liked by 10 people

  8. Bogeyfree says:

    Another question for Sundance…

    By including treasury, could that have any Iran ramifications beyond U1?

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Benedict Comey says:

    The briefing to certain members of the gang of eight should be interesting. Something on the order of “pack your orange jumpsuit, you’re going to jail for a long time”…

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  10. WVNed says:

    I expect
    It’s going to come out that they were spying on everybody. Not just Trump.

    Liked by 16 people

  11. konradwp1 says:

    I’m guessing that Adam Schiff’s eyeballs just burst from his skull and went bouncing across the room like two soggy ping pong balls.

    Good times …

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  12. Query says:

    Oh dear, POTUS is ensuring these people never get to trial.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/boom-president-trump-names-names-on-treason-charges-comey-mccabe-strzok-and-his-lover-lisa-page-video/

    When the President declares you guilty of a particular crime before you face a Court or are even charged, the possibilities of a fair trial must be less, the defence argument is easy.
    Silly move.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Ugh!! Can’t he keep his trap shut!!!

      Stormy Daniels kept quiet when the CPL was screwing her.

      Admiral Rogers hasn’t said a word!

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      • Dutchman says:

        P.C., Query, and gateway to clickbait;
        Doesn’t apply if there is a guilty plea;
        No trial, no jury, therefore no tainted jury pool.
        Just guilty pleas, with allocution and flipping, NOT COERCED COMPOSING, and the a nice quiet stay in camp
        LOTAYEARS,….
        Or, a hemp necklace if no cooperation.

        Problem is, suppose you are at the top of the food chain, so no one to flip on?
        “The buck stops here!”

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      • TexasDude says:

        Yeah, Stormy was soo quiet she broke her NDA, went public to the press, tried to get more $$ from Trump, and used her current news fame to sell sex videos/online views.

        Yeah, try again.

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      • billygoat65 says:

        Since the President has a residence in Florida do you consider him “uncultered” as well?

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      I watched the Press Conference today. The media kept asking POTUS to state what he means by Treason and to name names. He did not say definitely on these names, but he gave some examples.

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    • Lady in Red says:

      Regarding fair trials…how about military tribunals? Also, notice he left out Brennan, Clapper, Clinton, Obama, Lynch…

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      • Query says:

        Military tribunals will never be acceptable for civil criminal cases in the US.
        At best they apply to military / combatants. That’s all.
        Probably time to get over the MT thing, I hear it a lot at CTH.
        There is zero possibility.

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        • Dee Paul Deje says:

          What’s this?

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          • Dee Paul Deje says:

            25:00

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            • Query says:

              Never happen for non combatants.

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              • ann says:

                If the US criminal code & DoJ are too weak to detect, punish and dete future nat sec violations then civilians who chose positions within nat sec should be under military code of justice.

                The DoJ pretence that major intell breaches and extortion of donors by shell foundations,enabled an exempt caste of powerholders to destabilise foreign relations and render our country ungovernable.

                The government serves the people. Civilians unwilling to accede to military code of justice can & should quit. Our safety is higher priority than their provledge.,

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              • 7delta says:

                From the above video: American citizens who collaborate with the enemy can be considered enemy combatants and tried by the military. U.S. citizens who collaborated with Nazi saboteurs were tried in military tribunals and some were executed. Kavanaugh agreed that happened. An American citizen has Constitutional rights “against the U.S. government” no matter where they are in the world, but an American citizen does not have a Constitutional right to collaborate with the enemy/turn on their own country. They will be treated differently. It has happened.

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      • beachbum31 says:

        said “and higher”

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      Basically I agree, but any of these traitors who are tried in the Swamp know that they are in friendly territory which won’t convict them no matter what they do and how much stark evidence is presented.

      There are some who claim military tribunals are ahead, but I can’t be that optimistic. Yet.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I doubt any cases would go to trial. Everyone would do plea deals.

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    • amjean says:

      They will be convicted or not based on evidence. President Trump’s comments
      about the people who did evil to him, his family and his associates mean nothing
      in a court of law.

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      • Query says:

        Nonsense. It goes to creating apprehended bias…..by the President no less.
        If the Prime Minister of any English speaking democracy like the UK, Australia, Canada said any such thing about a similar case no trial would be possible.

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        • bertdilbert says:

          These are crimes committed against Trump before he was president. Th president is a victim and has the right to speak of those that did ill of him.

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          • Query says:

            Only in some 3rd world justice system does a country’s President get to declare guilt and thereby influence a Court.

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            • Brian in CA4 says:

              Accusations prior to a trial are de facto jury pool tainting and all guilty should go free? Did you learn that in law school? You need a refund.

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            • 7delta says:

              You mean like, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon?” Despite all the shenanigans in that case, it didn’t work for Barry. Zimmerman was acquitted, on the grounds he acted in self-defense. They made a bad choice in picking that case for their stacked race deck. Best they could do was make Zimmerman the first “white” Hispanic. Barry never “jumped to conclusions” about jihadists, as he yammered on, untruthfully, about the religion of peace, but a white police officer acted stupidly. He said lots of things that could easily be construed as “influencing” the outcome of investigations and cases. Most juries take their responsibilities quite seriously. Some judges might be a different cat, but as a whole, most people aren’t stupid and can weigh the evidence.

              Trump has been specific that a crime was committed. He has not specifically accused anyone of that crime. That’s how it works. A crime is committed. Then you find out who committed the crime, unlike the way the perpetrators have dealt with him. They identified their target, then set out to find something to charge him with.

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        • TexasDude says:

          Query, why are you applying foreign law to the United States?

          Moreover, why are you applying law pertinent to bias of judges or bureacrat administrators when, even though Trump is the President, he is a victim of numerous crimes against his person, his reputation, his businesses, and his family?

          Yeah, good luck using Canadian, etc trial rules and procedures and legal precedent in an American court.

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    • TexasDude says:

      Really?

      You mean no lawyer during voi dire has ever asked a potential juror that with the knowledge known from the media if they can honestly consider the facts shown during trial and fairly apply the law given by the court?

      Yeaaah, uh huh.

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      • Query says:

        This is about the gravity and authority of the head of the US State declaring someone guilty pre trial or even pre charges, not about some newspaper opinion. Far different degrees of influence.

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        • TexasDude says:

          Really?

          You are worried about this?

          For effs sake, the actors have been outed here and other places to millions of people and you are worried about the “gravity” of Trump declaring people quilty, which by the way he did not do.

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          • Query says:

            I give up.
            The potential Defence Attorneys, however, are smiling.

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            • TexasDude says:

              No, you appear to be more of a troll.

              Calling Trump a third world dictator.

              Yeah, you are just an impartial concerned citizen worried about civil rights and rule of law.

              And I have ocean front property in Arizona for sale.

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              • Query says:

                Grow up.
                I asserted no such thing.
                The US isn’t the 3rd world and the Don isn’t a dictator.
                But I presume that means you know the President declaring in public that these people are guilty is a legal problem for the prosecution.

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                • TexasDude says:

                  Funny, Trump did not do as you assert.

                  Moreover, Obama directly did it and it mattered not one iota.

                  So, please, the use of foreign law in generating your concern is not exactly making your assertions substantial.

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              • California Joe says:

                Troll alert! Comey, McCabe, Holder, Lynch, Brennan, Strzok and a dozen other federal law enforcement officials had no problem calling President Trump and traitor and a criminal???

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                • Query says:

                  You don’t have a grasp do you.
                  This isn’t tit for tat schoolyard stuff…”he said that about me so I can say that about him”…
                  This the fellow who appoints the judges proclaiming individuals guilty before any charge or trial has happened. If you can’t understand the problem there, I’ll leave it.

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            • TexasDude says:

              So, uhhh, one who called Trump a third world dictator ….

              Wouldn’t declassication, publishing the redacted/unredacted SC report, and everything else that has occurred that is reported on via leaks and unnamed sources do the exact same thing you are sooo “concerned” about?

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            • I may be one of the few that doesn’t care that much about convictions. Indict them, bankrupt them, put them through years of suffering in the court system. Possibly get them on a perjury or obstruction charge that is easy to prove. Watch them turn on each other.

              Most of us know that obtaining convictions in the DC, MD, or VA areas will be nearly impossible anyways. There are areas of this country where I could get stabbed, and all the perpetrator would need to do is show a few of my conservative posts and get off scott free.

              I want to see the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth as priority number one. A ESGPDJT reelection in 2020 is priority number two. Many years of mental and financial suffering for each of the swamp scum is priority number three. Indictments would be nice, but that is further down on my list of priorities.

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            • donna kovacevic says:

              Let those bastards smile all they want.

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    • ILOT says:

      Military tribunals….how does it play out there?

      Liked by 1 person

      • azgulch says:

        I’m not sure the US public is ready for death penalties. I am. But for the rest, I doubt 30% really would want this. Think of Hillary taken to the gallows, with TV. I would cheer, but many would be aghast. So prison time and money. Lots of money, break them

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    • Joe The Pimpernel says:

      Unless the plan is military tribunals and summary executions.
      I’d be good with that.

      Liked by 1 person

    • California Joe says:

      None of them had a problem calling President Trump a traitor!

      Liked by 4 people

    • NC Patriot says:

      The ones he named didn’t commit treason———Higher ups he didn’t name did.

      Liked by 1 person

    • fabrabbit says:

      There will be overwhelming evidence.

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  13. beachbum31 says:

    Andy Cooper interrupted his interview with big dick Blumenthal to break the news… then he went on to suggest PDJT may have done this to draw attention away from the crazy Nancy affair! MSNBC? naw, no immediate comment.

    hope you guys all remembered to grab the cannoli’s!

    Liked by 5 people

    • maggiemoowho says:

      Crazy Nancy must have either known this was going to happen or suspected it was going to happen, because she made a point of accusing President Trump and the WH of having a bag of tricks that they save for certain situations. I really hope that Crazy Nancy gets to share a cell with Hillary someday soon, the two old bats deserve each other.

      Liked by 6 people

  14. snarkybeach says:

    the Mailman’s son is on CNN, trashing the President.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Hmmm... says:

    The Treasury was also involved in Brennan’s “fusion” group according to early reporting which may also explain why they are included. The Alfa Bank server communication was used by Brennan in much the same way the dossier was used only the FBI didn’t bite nearly as hard (or maybe they did and we just haven’t found out about yet).

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  16. Perot Conservative says:

    Byron York / GOPers suggest a quick declass could allow Horowitz to include more in his upcoming report.

    Liked by 6 people

  17. trishinsouthernillinois says:

    HAHAHA!

    Liked by 15 people

  18. evergreen says:

    Now is the time to read THE LAW, by Frederic Bastiat.

    It’s free at the Mises Institute.

    I implore you. Please, read it. Now that Trump and Sundance/CTH have brought this to a head, circumstances require one to reconcile what our government is versus what it was designed to be.

    For those who are familiar with Bastiat, please second this recommendation to others. It really is that important.

    Liked by 5 people

    • lotbusyexec says:

      And if Coates chooses to go this path then ANOTHER swamp monster has been unveiled and exposed for the world to see. My guess is we may see a lot of one way flights out of the USA in the next few days and even a few questionable “occurrences” Or as LL likes to say, “matters’… in the near future. Praying for all the white hats safety especially PDJT, his family and all those surrounding his administration who are seeking the truth. Treepers please keep praying!

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      • LBB says:

        The cabal didn’t seem this upset when PDJT was first considering declass many moons ago. Maybe the cabal felt safe because the usual declass release pathway would of went through Coates ?

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        • Jan says:

          BINGO!! I had the exact same thoughts. Coats was never going to release classified docs that support the President. He’s so old, he can’t be anything other than GOPe/Never-Trumper/RINO.

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    • Marshall says:

      http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html

      https://mises.org/library/law

      This short book is a perfect, easy read for any high school student and a great primer on the way our government should work. Read and then share!

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    • Electra says:

      Sorry. Bastiat may be a libertarian icon, but the founding fathers didn’t have him in mind when they conceived the Constitution. They were well aware of the failures of Greek direct democracy and of the Roman Republic, and they attributed these failures primarily to the excesses of the mob. They were not anarchists.

      Bastiat is also considered the high priest of unfettered international trade. The founding fathers, in contrast, were economic nationalists to the core. Adam Smith and Friedrich List were their economic gurus–not Bastiat.

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      • Electra says:

        I should have said that Friedrich List later influenced US policy in the 19th century. He didn’t write his magnum opus, the National System of Political Economy, until 1841.

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      • evergreen says:

        What is the purpose of Law? It is to protect individual liberty–from other men.

        When Congress feels comfortable and compelled to subjugate citizens just because they can–we vote for them, but they are our superiors when they convene in the halls of congress–and the courts depart from the constitution in pursuit of activist “social justice”, then there is a breakdown. Bastiat calls it the way he sees it, and it is very enlightened.

        Man is not perfect, and therein lies the rub. However, when people educate themselves to the founding principles and revisit them periodically–and introduce/educate others–that strengthens the collective.

        As to Bastiat being for unfettered trade, examples of geographical distribution of natural resources among nations of relative parity make for rational discussions. Unfettered dilution of 1st world communities by 3rd world imports and refugees does not. When a widget can be made stateside or across the border for vastly different costs and sold back into the US, that’s a problem called evasion. Bastiat is an excellent read even in today’s debates about tariffs and control of the border in all senses, particularly economically.

        Bastiat was not on the Founder’s minds at all; in fact, he was nary a twinkle in his father’s eyes at their time.

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  19. covfefe999 says:

    All unredacted text messages and email content between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok on all devices.

    Hahahaha! Rat face and girly man are probably steaming mad right now.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. Bogeyfree says:

    Could this possibly have anything to do with why Treasury is included in the PT directive?

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/obama-white-house-secretly-gave-iran-access-to-us-financial-systems-gop-report

    Liked by 6 people

  21. NJF says:

    Meltdown alert 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    The replies are priceless.

    Liked by 12 people

  22. mr. deacon says:

    After the wind and waves have died down and the tide recedes we can go out onto the shore and rummage through the flotsam and jetsam hoping to find something salvageable of the Democrat Party. But the Party went down during the storm with Obama at the helm after piling up on the ragged shoals of Trump Point and very little that is useful or even recognizable remains.

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  23. Skippy says:

    I personally will be greatly relieved by this step from our POTUS and staff as well. I also may be relieved personally some from the great stress I’ve been under in a democrat family while disagreeing with their take. Thank you President Trump. Democracy dies in darkness so let the sunshine in. A firm suppporter and believer in you, Skippy.

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  24. phaedrus cj says:

    Dont forget that the senior admin official who wrote the NY Times op ed last fall about being part of the resistance is still on the job. If it is Coates then he can manipulate this whole declass process

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  25. bertdilbert says:

    Keep in mind here while you are digesting this, that Trump said today he believes the spying started the moment he rode down the escalator. Trump has to know more than he is letting on. If he said he believes, then it is probably a fact.

    Liked by 15 people

  26. The Boss says:

    Will the previous Horowitz report’s redacted sections and classified appendices be released at some point as a result of this order?

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Brant says:

    Secretary of Treasury. Would the possible marked bills of Papadopolos $10k be part of that? Sec Energy. Wasn’t Papadopolos part of some Middle East energy interest that was opposite deep state’s interest?

    Or energy could be how/why US energy independence has been held back. Maybe certain pockets have been lined to continue importing energy.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. daylight58 says:

    Sing along with me

    It’s the end of the world as they know it
    It’s the end of the world as they know it
    and I feel fine…

    Liked by 5 people

  29. 4wardcomm says:

    Who has the authority to order an audit on the FISA Court, Sundance? It seems to me when considering Obama’s many abuses in office, it would be prudent for a complete audit of every FISA Application would now be suspect. We now know that O had weaponized every agency and IC at his disposal and if he’d used it on one candidate who’s to stop him from using them on all candidates pre primary and the 2012 election as well?

    Liked by 4 people

  30. MaineCoon says:

    Six ways….is it Sunday yet?

    Liked by 7 people

  31. Guffman says:

    Me, when I heard the declass news tonight 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  32. Kleen says:

    Treasury department, payment to spies? Like the one sent to entrap Caputo and Stone?

    PapaD’s cash? He mentioned the money was flown back into the US from Greece. Marked bills? Treasury Department?

    Liked by 5 people

    • Kleen says:

      Cover-up is so yesterday!

      The mentally unstable Marxists will have to come up with, yet, another story. And it will be short lived as well with bucked 5 information coming out soon. Less than a week.

      Then they’ll have to change the story again. I couldn’t keep up with all the lies, imagine senile Nancy?

      No wonder she is lost for words and can’t speak.

      A new story every week.

      Liked by 1 person

    • ILOT says:

      The list of possibilities is long…Mifusd, Halper, Fusion and don’t forget the $750,000 meuller spent on “contractors” but refused to disclose details.

      Liked by 3 people

  33. mamadogsite says:

    Is anyone else in Pinellas County Florida having a blackout of Fox News and Fox Business tonight ? My friend said both channels went black at 9PM. Every other channel is working. She attempted to call her cable provider and only gets a recording? On a big news night?

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  34. Firefly says:

    The treasury records could also be required for the funding of Stefan Halper. Adam Lovinger blew the whistle on the Office of Net Assessment funding and contractual issues. The Halper contracts were handled by the WHS agency (DOD). There is an issue regarding the Anti-deficiency Act too. The doj IG is reported to have put a lot into ferreting out the Stefan Halper issues- including how he was funded triple what other were funded. Barbara Westgate was pulled out of retirement under the zobams administration to head up WHS agency that handled Halper contact.

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  35. Bogeyfree says:

    So with PT declass edict now out officially I wonder if it alone will drive some whistleblowers or fringe participants to come forward and fast?

    Liked by 1 person

    • WES says:

      Bogey: Nobody has so far, so highly unlikely now.

      We are still on the path of only exposing people. Thus none of the plotter’s seem very worried.

      Your scenario would only come if Barr changes his current path and starts charging people.

      I would say most of the swamp creatures believe Barr is only going to expose not charge anyone. Thus no sense of panick.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      At least SOME of the participants KNOW, better than PDJT for instance, exactly WHAT is in these documents, cause THEY wrote and SIGNED them.

      Already, McCabe, Comey and Stroxz have made it pretty clear they will flip.

      Its a reverse musical chairs ‘game’.
      The last one to make a deal, when the music stops, gets the CHAIR.

      This is gonna get real ugly, real quick.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Don’t know about whistleblowers and fringe participants being driven but I bet some of the perps are checking the ammo and safety on that 9mm on their nightstands.

      Liked by 1 person

  36. DJT2020 says:

    Is comeuppance finally at hand? Barr has an excellent opportunity to be the man who restored the credibility of the FBI and DOJ. It would be a crowning achievement.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    All I can say id God Bless Sundance and all the other gifted, knowledgable writers and researchers who have presented these facts to pleebs like me. I’ve been following this for over 2 years now, piece by piece, bit by bit.

    NOW perhaps we will see some justice and maybe, just maybe, keep our magnificent United States of America.

    Still the Land of The Free, Because of the Brave!!

    Liked by 6 people

  38. Tl Howard says:

    OMG, there’s Stolen Valor Dickie Blumentha. The guy is incapable of shame. I’ve hated CT every since they elected him, knowing what they knew about his lies.

    Liked by 6 people

  39. scott says:

    Hahaha hahaha!!

    Schiffs tweet is getting savaged! Even far lefties are questioning where his evidence is that Trump obstructed! Others are pissed at Schiff and Pelosi because they haven’t impeached yet!

    Theres gonna be a storm with the faaaaaaar left soon against Pelosi and Schiff.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaja!!!!

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  40. gsonFIT says:

    Treasury was part of John Brennan’s Fusion Center/Working Group. They have a division that investigates financial crimes.

    DK the Energy Department

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  41. Landslide says:

    Somehow, this feels right to recall this spectacular moment as we live through this current spectacular time. 👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸

    Liked by 3 people

  42. Don McAro says:

    Donald Junior. Verified account @realDonJr

    5 minutes ago

    We did an intervention this afternoon and decided to release the FISA documents.

    Thanks for the suggestion Nancy!

    Liked by 18 people

  43. Brant says:

    This is so big, what kind of false flag should we watch for? Las Vegas redo might not be enough. Iran/China do something? How many casualties will deep state/CoC need? 4 figures? 5 figures? Do they dare at this point? Does Trump have them in a box?

    It’s like it’s a live dead man switch. If this declass does happen even 75% of what our host lists, we are seeing stuff decades before normal release.

    Liked by 1 person

    • donna kovacevic says:

      Well they tried saying today on the news that there was another gas attack by B. Assad in Syria. We do know now as said by Tulsi Gabbard on Tucker, that the chemical attacks were not done by Assad she is looking more into it. So America went to war in Syria because of a false flag? Interesting and soon we will learn Russia was not responsible for the Skripal nonsense. UK must be pooping govna too.

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    • antiqueiron says:

      I expect something big.

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  44. michaelonoo says:

    Remember Sundance “Broken Arrow ” analogy regarding the #MeToo movement.. This campaign will take out several Democrats and a few Republicans. Those who fall likely will be RINO.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Christine says:

    🇦🇺🇱🇷GREETINGS FROM QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, the State which delivered 2 extra Conservative seats to PM Scott Morrison, ensuring an “unexpected” 3rd term to our centre-right Conservative Liberal Party!

    (Actually, I knew we’d always win, once we removed Green Lefty Globalist Malcolm Turnbull as Leader. Also, huge thanks to Sundance for covering our Aussie elections).🇱🇷🇭🇲

    UPDATE FROM DOWNUNDER:

    Our only national newspaper, Murdoch-owned The Australian, is deleting EVERYTHING I write notifying the public of President Trump’s Order issued 3 hours ago.

    So, I’ve no doubt once an article is finally released by the paper, it will be the pro-Dem line that “Trump is weaponising the IC to attack his political enemies, while distracting from his Russia obstruction”. 🙄

    Liked by 4 people

    • carterzest says:

      Powder dry, err, keep those knives sharp 😉
      Thanks for the update 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

      • Christine says:

        Powder dry. Knives sharp. Guns confiscated.

        It’s not even in the “Latest News” section, updated every few minutes in their digital version.

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    • ivehadit says:

      More gaslighting and whipsawing. NO SALE!

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      • Christine says:

        Sundance speaks of “cold anger” which is where I’m at seeing The Australian (nationally, the most centre-right paper in this country), obfuscate as it does.

        Its Washington contributor, Australian Cameron Stewart, is largely anti-Trump spouting Dem lines. Surprisingly, he’s had a few more balanced articles recently, so I remain hopeful he’ll “break” this news here in Australia hours after deleting my comments, with an objective/not pro-Dem slant. We wait.

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  46. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Much of the time I struggle with the idea that if these treasonous bastagees were in charge of things when they committed these crimes, why did they leave incriminating documents even if they were ‘classified?’

    If compromising documents were created during this whole fiasco, these bastagees were the same people who could destroy that evidence.

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  47. Carson Napier says:

    War is Peace.
    Freedom is Slavery.
    Ignorance is Strength.
    Uncovering is coverup.

    Liked by 3 people

    • highdezertgator says:

      …and..
      Ministry of Love (Miniluv)
      Maintains law and order. Protected with great force. Only those arrested for Thought Crime or who are on official Party business can enter. Referred to within the novel as “the place with no darkness” because the lights are always on. Dissidents are taken here to be tortured, reformed, or killed.
      Ministry of Peace (Minipax)
      Responsible for the Party’s management of issues surrounding war.
      Ministry of Plenty (Miniplenty)
      Responsible for the Party’s economic affairs.
      Ministry of Truth (Minitrue)
      Responsible for all Party news, entertainment, education and fine arts. The Party’s propaganda machine.

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  48. Liberty ONE says:

    SANE Americans ( excluding DemonRATS) who are even slightly aware of the criminal enterprise called the Obungo/Hitlery Regime know that OUR president is over his targets. Just look at the flack he’s already getting from the perp’s & the propaganda fake news media. It’s Hammer Time!

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  49. av8tor says:

    First time poster. Concerned deep state will not release pertinent information. 2 losses in Obanko courts this week. Will there be a perp walk?

    Liked by 1 person

  50. ivehadit says:

    According to Sara Carter, Samantha Power unmasked three HUNDRED people. By comparison, John Bolton in the same position unmasked THREE people.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jan says:

      Sundance, I believe, has this nailed. Who superceded Power as UN Ambassador? Susan Rice. As her predecessor, Rice would know how to access the NSA and FBI databases using Power’s/UN Ambassador id. I don’t believe Power assisted in the preparation of the Presidential Daily Briefings. Susan Rice did.

      I don’t believe anything Power says, nor do i believe anything Susan Rice says, but IF Power is right that she didn’t unmask, then your closest suspect is Rice or someone Rice told how to use Power’s id.

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