President Trump’s Declassification Directive Outlines Specific Process and Direction….

Now that President Trump has officially designated the Declassification Memorandum we can review the specifics for process, content and timing.  Our previous research led to a set of expectations for the directive. Now, that we have the directive in hand, we gain increased clarity of purpose.

♦ First, President Trump has assigned ownership of the Directive to U.S. Attorney General William Barr. This part was predictable because the purpose of declassification would be to facilitate a DOJ review of how the intelligence apparatus was used in the 2016 election.

Additionally, because the DOJ review encompasses intelligence systems potentially weaponized in 2016 for political purposes and intents, President Trump carries: (a) declassification authority; but also: (b) an inherent conflict.  In this DOJ endeavor candidate Trump would have been the target of corrupt agency activity; and therefore would be considered the target/victim if weaponization were affirmed by evidence.

To avoid the conflict President Trump designates the U.S. Attorney General as arbiter and decision-maker for the purposes of declassifying evidence within the investigation:

…”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.” (link)

Additionally, AG Bill Barr does not need to assemble the intelligence product for approval by the executive (Trump).  Instead the office of the president is granting the AG full unilateral decision-making as to each product being considered for declassification.

This is a huge amount of trust from the President to the Attorney General, and a big responsibility for William Barr:

[Sec 2] …”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.”  (read more)

The position-designate slightly works around custom insofar as the intelligence hub, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Dan Coats), is given conference – but the decision making is designated to the Attorney General (Bill Barr).

Essentially the DNI will be following the instructions of the AG for this Memorandum.  This is slightly unusual; but given the purpose, necessary and expected.

♦ Secondly, following protocol, the Memorandum is specific to the agencies carrying the documentation that will be reviewed by the Attorney General: The Secretary of State (Pompeo); the Secretary of Treasury (Mnuchin); the Secretary of Defense (Shanahan); the Secretary of Energy (Perry); the Secretary of Homeland Security (McAleenan); the Director of National Intelligence (Coats); the Director of the CIA (Haspel), and the Attorney General himself (Barr).

The agencies give insight into the intelligence product (ie. evidence) being reviewed.  The Treasury and Energy agency was surprisingly notable:

Considering the purpose of the Memorandum: “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 appearance of Treasury and Energy would indicate the pre-existence of investigative evidence; that would be subject to ongoing DOJ review; and potentially be part of ongoing proceedings.

Potential target issues could include: (1) an investigation of Uranium One; (2) an investigation of the Clinton Foundation; and, (3) an investigation of matters related to payments to Iran.

Treasury would come into play with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); which was part of the Uranium One process and also included the Dept. of Energy.  Additional related matters could include George Papadopoulos $10k (Treasury); and The Clinton Foundation.  [Obviously this is supposition, but there are not too many alternate investigative pathways for intelligence within Treasury and Energy.]

The absence of FBI in the memorandum designation is not unusual as the FBI is an internal agency of the DOJ where Barr already has supervision and decision-making authority.

However, that said, one does have to wonder where current FBI Director Christopher Wray, current Deputy Director David Bowditch and current FBI legal counsel Dana Boente line-up within the DOJ investigation itself.

♦ Third, within the memorandum the President does not allow AG Bill Barr to delegate authority.  However, all agencies are required to respond to Barr’s authority.

The purpose of the Declassification Directive also appears to permit the DOJ Inspector General to include classified material in the body of the upcoming report on FISA abuse; this memorandum is granting AG Bill Barr the autonomy to make that decision and declassify that content.

♦ Lastly, regarding the timing of release…. While the purpose of the authority is to empower AG Bill Barr to collect, process and declassify intelligence product that is part of the DOJ investigative review, this does not preclude the public release of intelligence information in advance of the IG report on potential FISA abuse.

Much of the intelligence information may be collected external to the IG review parameters (FISA process), and may be released independently as part of stand-alone declassification that pertains to weaponized DOJ, FBI and CIA political activity.

Ultimately the decision to release, and the timing therein, is now in the hands of U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

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804 Responses to President Trump’s Declassification Directive Outlines Specific Process and Direction….

  1. WSB says:

    So Queensberry rules no longer apply? LOL!

    Liked by 19 people

    • Marc says:

      Nope. Trump only knows of Queens, NY Rules.

      Liked by 40 people

      • carterzest says:

        I love fireworks 💥

        Liked by 11 people

        • Pedro Morales says:

          The Trump boomerang hit Theresa May in the face yesterday. Now the original Trump boomerang is making a personal visit to England in person to reek havoc and carnage on all of those candy a$$ jabronis! Memorial Day thru Independence Day 2019 will be epic!!! Who would have thought that a celebrity TV star would bring his vengeance and furious anger down upon these feckless sodomites and deceivers. Thank you Donald J Trump!!! CNN in full meltdown mode…..life is good

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      • WSB says:

        Ha!!!! Much, much tougher!

        Liked by 4 people

      • lftpm says:

        SD’s analysis makes sense. When John Solomon announced the declass was imminent, I thought, “POTUS has to wait on Barr. Any public release of the info could negatively affect Barr’s own use of the info.”

        So, POTUS has ordered all departments and agencies to obey Barr’s demands for data production. If they stonewall the AG, head of the DOJ, that’s obstruction of justice, a felony, and the guy who demands the info is the guy who has the power to prosecute anyone who doesn’t cough it up. Smaht, very smaht.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        Queens Borough Rules. ‘We are the good guys, and the good guys must win’.

        Liked by 8 people

    • lftpm says:

      “However, that said, one does have to wonder where current FBI Director Christopher Wray, current Deputy Director David Bowditch and current FBI legal counsel Dana Boente line-up within the DOJ investigation itself.”

      They either line up exactly where AG Barr orders them to line up, or else they will have to quickly refresh their private law practice, law school class-teaching and/or memoir-writing skills.;-)

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  2. chojun says:

    Hey Sundance – please forgive the cross post but there’s an aspect I think you may potentially be missing w/r/t the Dept of Energy. I believe it’s related to George Papadopoulos and not the Clinton Foundation.

    I won’t double up the post but will link it here:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/05/23/boom-process-started-president-trump-issues-authorization-memorandum-for-declassification/comment-page-4/#comment-7039878

    Great work on everything!

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    • WSB says:

      So true, chojun.

      And as was pointed out on the last thread, the Secretary of the Treasury will have information on any suspicious international or domestic financial transactions.

      That could pretty much ensnare our entire Congress and their friends and family.

      Hi, Mitt! Hi, Nancy! Hi, Mitch! Hi, Preet! Hi, Harry! Hi, DiFiChiSpy!

      Hi, Hillary!

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        That’s funny… But Joe Biden called and he’s a little miffed that you left him off that august list, WSB. If he is ensnared as well, the third time won’t be the charm.

        Liked by 22 people

      • LBB says:

        WSB, I love that you have been so extra friendly tonight saying Hi to so many and all.

        Liked by 10 people

      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        The inclusion of the Treasury is Huge……..

        Basically the President wants them to “Audit” the books….

        Now when is the last time….or first time ….Anyone…..Anyone …..has done that with the Government?…….A normal occursnce in business…

        Ah…… “Hey Nancy…….you wanna see financial statements?”

        So do we…………Huge…..”Hearts are Breakin …..The Earth is Shakin”

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        • WSB says:

          BINGO, Gunny! Even if it is only to scurry the rats, it’s all good. Someone will crack.

          Liked by 10 people

          • Linda K. says:

            All they had to do was play nice and accept the will of the people when Trump was elected, but no, they wanted the playground all to themselves. Now they will be sorry indeed.

            Liked by 5 people

            • ILOT says:

              What’s the adage…”party over country”? This is different and explains why SanFranNan can’t even stand at a podium and coherently read her notes. What the dems are dealing with is “Progressive agenda over party and most certainly progressive agenda over country”. She’s is in trouble….my fear is I don’t know how low they will go, their bar just keeps getting lower and someone needs to take control and be the adult in the dem party, yet I see no one capable. As much as I hate to say it they miss Joe Lieberman…

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              • Jake says:

                Sad, very sad…. but TRUE. Dems have no one with any credibility left.

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              • Peppurr says:

                Yup! I saw her briefly on FOX this morning making one of those incoherent comments about President Trump’s mental disability again. Wow!. She looked rough! :-)) She’s out there for their brainless base.

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            • WSB says:

              Yes. Too many crimes to hide. PT offered an olive branch. They broke it.

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        • margarite1 says:

          Why did the uniparty torment the lion when they knew it could lead to them being eaten?

          Their actions make no sense unless they thought they were safe from blowback.

          Liked by 11 people

          • Mikgen says:

            They were certain the lion-tamer, ie the msm, would protect them. Well, they were they wrong!

            Liked by 3 people

            • TarsTarkas says:

              They’re a the the stage of the lion-tamer joke where the straight guy asks, ‘what if there’s no shit to throw at the lion?’ The answer being, ‘Oh, there will be shit!’

              That’s all the Democrats have left in their arsenal.
              Shit.
              And they’re producing it and throwing it as fast as they can at the lion, hoping that the big cat will get so disgusted by the barrage that he’ll turn away and won’t eat them.
              They don’t understand that he has to. Eat them.
              Because if he doesn’t, they’ll find a way to pick up the gun the lion took away from them and shoot him dead.
              And then it will be welcome to hell, because they will want to exact payback from the despicables who tried to thwart their will.

              Liked by 4 people

            • amjean says:

              If we didn’t have alternative media they would be 100% protected.
              Sometimes I think we will have to go back to printing presses in our
              basement to get the conservative, constitutional voice out.

              Liked by 1 person

        • OpenMind says:

          The inclusion of Treasury is important for a somewhat nuanced reason. Treasury is the holder of all of the suspicious activity reports submitted to the government by financial institutions and related entities and persons (very wide net) as to an innumerable variety of private activities by persons, entities, and the like. The number of SAR’s submitted to Treasury each year is not known, but federal law enforcement agents from multiple agencies will tell you that there is no way for anyone to personally review a measurable percentage of the aggregate filings.
          What good are they, then? Well, if one wanted to search for dirt on just about anyone with any kind of financial means, then a backdoor user name and password could prove invaluable. Remember, it was SAR leaks that sealed the fate Manafort and Gates (and likely Cohen).

          Liked by 9 people

        • Mark L. says:

          Follow the money…It’s always about that

          Liked by 4 people

        • jbowen82 says:

          WSB has it right below. Follow the money – who paid Perkins Coie, who did Perkins Coie pay, who paid Fusion GPS, who did Fusion GPS pay. That’s what T-Men do.

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      • MW says:

        This whole article is so enlightening. And to this particular post: Reminds me again – what u said is what we were told three years ago! “… Our entire Congress …” (well 80% is what was said) – regardless, I see things that that source told us about & told us to do, everywhere now! I am so excited to see what ultimately happens!

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      • Stickboy says:

        “That could pretty much ensnare our entire Congress and their friends and family.”

        I just don’t see that ever happening, there’s no way Trump is gonna wipe out the entire opposition party…….or even it’s leaders.

        Leverage yes, forcing resignations possibly……but I doubt jail time. I doubt there will be jail time for pretty much everyone involved, apart from possibly some low level players.

        I wouldn’t be looking for a lot to come of all this, at least not a lot that can be seen. The potential for massive upheaval is extremely high and I doubt Trump wants anything to do with that kinda thing……this thing isn’t localized, it’s global.

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      • llamamama3 says:

        Sweet! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      • teaforall says:

        Biden and his corrupt family
        Just like the Clintons

        Liked by 1 person

    • lotbusyexec says:

      Agree/LIKE ^^^^^

      Liked by 3 people

    • Deplore Able says:

      DOE could also apply to Carter Page and his involvement (or at least attempts) in Russia concerning investments in Russian energy. Though I hope that Uranium One is the real issue.

      Liked by 7 people

      • chojun says:

        I do, too but I don’t think it is.

        George Papadopoulos is a central figure in SpyGate, one of the most important people in the take-down of the Deep State. Mueller/Weissmann tried to take Papadopoulos down because of the danger he posed. Think about that for a long, hard minute.

        When their plan failed and he only got a couple weeks in prison, they must have known right away that the whole thing was going to get exposed. George has been alluding to a lot more coming out that we yet don’t even know about – which he believes include multiple FISA on him.

        If this is true, then FISA abuse goes much further than political campaigns.

        Liked by 10 people

        • WSB says:

          George said the Mueller team was interested in George’s Israeli connection which may have been favricated…or was it Cypriot? That may tell us there may be an Iran/Russian connection, IMHO.

          Liked by 1 person

        • tucker7518 says:

          George Papadopoulos said on C-Span the FBI tried to get a FISA warrant on him in April, 2016, and May, 2016. He said both came back, “Insufficient Evidence”.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Hmmm... says:

            Pap also says he knows that he had a FISA warrant on him because he was approached by the NYTimes and ABC on April 11 2017. Thing is this is the exact day WaPo reported on the existence of the Page FISA. Pap is mentioned in the Page FISA. If Wolfe sent the unredacted Page FISA via the 82 texts then this would explain perfectly how those media outlets knew he was in a FISA warrant and approached him on the day that the news broke (so they weren’t disclosing the existence of a non-public FISA). No media has run with a story that Pap had a FISA despite their apparent access to a it (according to Pap).

            If Pap’s work in Israel is in the Page FISA and Pap was correct in his description of events regarding those media outlets approaching him with this information this will pretty much conclusively prove that they have had the full and unredacted Page FISA since March/April of 2017. Think of all the phony stories they ran about Nunes and the FISA memo. Think of all the stories they didn’t run with that information. It might just be the end of their useful lives as media outlets.

            Liked by 6 people

            • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

              WOW.

              Just imagine: a media that runs false information leaked from Government employees and officials in order to damage a President, his supporters, and a country.

              I hope I never live in a country where media could ever get away with all that.

              Liked by 1 person

        • ABN says:

          DOE could be about U1 and Papadopoulos. Also, they didn’t even need FISA to spy; that came later to cover up the spying that had occurred.

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          • gsonFIT says:

            Quite correct, but if it ties into Papadopoulus work prior to the election this might be the path to connect the most scandal free Administration evah to ongoing spying for 8 years.

            Liked by 2 people

    • lftpm says:

      I go with Sundance’s Clinton and U1. Vastly bigger than George’s Israel-Cypress natural gas consulting. For instance Bill was paid $500k for a speech in Moscow and the CF got $145 Million. George was paid the pittance of $10k.

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      • David A says:

        The O administration had hands in every cookie jar. Several green energy companies received hundreds of millions of dollars in government loans, made large donations to Obama, then very quickly went broke with very little audit. The statist cannot stand up to real scrutiny.

        Liked by 6 people

        • Dekester says:

          Thanks David A,

          Great post. That whole Solyndra debacle (and so many others) was a real eye opener for anyone that was watching.

          Interesting that we hear next to nothing from P44 these days. He’s likely “ doing a little puff” to calm those nerves

          God bless PDJT

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      • Inspector 71 says:

        I thought George P. had indicated that he left $10k on hotel bed. He knew it was a plant once he tried to reenter the US and was heavily searched.

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      • chojun says:

        They payment to Papadopoulos wasn’t for compensation. It was to close the circle on entrapment. By the time they were shoving money in PapaD’s pockets he had already filed reports on Downer and Halper/Mifsud with the FBI, which was likely raising alarm bells everywhere at the FBI and CIA.

        Think about this for one second. Halper and Mifsud are likely covert FBI/CIA assets who have been sent to perform an op on target Papadopoulos. Instead of the net goal of getting Papadopolous to accidentally admit that the Trump campaign is working with/involved with/in coordination with Russia especially with regard to Clinton/DNC emails, their target gets suspicious and reports these assets as spies to the FBI.

        This would’ve had 3 effects:
        1) Assets cover is blown
        2) The operation was foiled and discovered
        3) The Russian collusion angle was never going to be able to be proven

        Panic alarms would’ve been screaming at the FBI and CIA. So by this point they had only one course of action – silence Papadopoulos. They had to take him into custody and the way they chose to do it was to pursue the FARA or money laundering angle.

        In order to do this Papadopoulos had to show up at Dulles International with $10,000 in his pocket. Except he didn’t – he left it with his attorney in Cyprus.

        Panic. P-A-N-I-C. Eventually the FBI gets George on a perjury trap but only manages a sentence of 2 weeks in prison.

        I hope everyone understands how exquisitely catastrophic this is for the FBI and CIA, and how Andrew Weissmann at the special counsel was likely caught up in this mess.

        There’s criminal intent written all over this. That’s why I feel like it’s so important to emphasize Papadopoulos’ role in this.

        As bad as the Clinton Foundation is and as evil as the Clintons are, the whole SpyGate thing is much bigger than even that because it undermines the very foundation of our Constitutional Republic.

        “The biggest scandal in American history” is *not hyperbole*.

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  3. You are doing a great job patriot!

    Liked by 10 people

  4. seekingthetruth2 says:

    I keeping looking for the Zippo…where’s the Zippo?

    Liked by 6 people

  5. MDNA I says:

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  6. MARK G RYAN says:

    Will this be the “BIG UGLY”?

    Liked by 4 people

    • Newt Love says:

      Probably.

      Liked by 3 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Could be simply the Appetizer Ugly.

      Main course not yet being revealed.

      Ridding the government of the high profile anti-Constitution coup conspirators is critical but it’s not the majority of The Swamp.

      Exposing all the anti-Christian, anti-American, anti-Constitution communists and Muslims who are embedded in and pulling the levers of bureaucratic power within the federal employment, including Congress, and ridding the American taxpayers of that scourge is the larger objective, IMO. Cannot happen within six years, IMO, but mechanisms can be established and set in motion that make achieving this goal inevitable.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        It is entirely possible that the President and the AG expect that there will be strands of other crimes – not necessarily connected with what the AG is currently investigating – that will be exposed. These strands can then be pulled in a different investigation leading to who knows where.

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  7. Ackman420 says:

    Release The Kraken!

    Liked by 8 people

  8. High Atop Trail Creek says:

    “An opportunity on dangerous wings”

    Liked by 5 people

  9. jumpstart11 says:

    Is Coats black hat?

    Liked by 1 person

    • WSB says:

      This is Coats’ dive off the deep end. He will either comply or expose himself.

      It suddenly occurs to me that Donald Trump, developer, has been tiptowing through the fiercest killers in NY for decades. Heck, even I went to Sparks Steakhouse the day after the Castellano murder. Just to see if the reataurant would be open for dinner. Blood stains still on the street.

      President Trump has been wandering in the deep end for a long time. And he has the most incredible armor!

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Trump has been around goons a lonnnnggg
        time. Once they get their game down, goons
        are lazy, complicit. Dangerous when found out.

        Once you see the patterns, you can’t unsee them.
        The Washington bunch just happen to have more
        college degrees under their belts. Pelosi is a mob
        princess. Schumer and Nadler would fit well into
        her world. Include Hoyer and Cummings on the list.
        Once he’s been around these types for a short while,
        he can peg them.

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        • WSB says:

          Indeed, YTG! Plus, PT has been giving them donations for years. They are such scum, they do not even care about that fact!

          I know I posted on these threads two years ago that these politicians would owe President Trump when he came to office.

          Litttle did I know that they are so criminal, they would do everything to quash his every move.

          SD lesson learned. There are Trillions at stake.

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    • oldumb says:

      F Coates. Who cares. No disrespect meant toward you jump… F Coates

      Liked by 6 people

      • Rhoda R says:

        Coats is probably a black hat – but this memo giving the AG ultimate power over declassification is an end run around his power to impede the declassification. It will be interesting to see what he does in the near future.

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  10. Henry chance says:

    Is Pelosis smart enough to understand stomping on AG Barr’s crank was a bad move on her part?

    Liked by 25 people

  11. Steve in MT says:

    I think that all the stops have been pulled out now. Going after Hillary for Uranium One, the Clinton Foundation boondoggle, and her obstruction of justice for the destruction of items under subpoena. I really don’t think this is just about Fisagate. This is looking more like everyone for the last 20 years who has been cheating are not going to sleep well tonight.

    Liked by 22 people

    • WSB says:

      I agree. So many angles to consider. It could all be Kabuki, but this memo was not written this morning.

      Liked by 14 people

    • Pyrthroes says:

      “Extremism in defense of liberty” is existential self-defense. In institutional contexts, no organization is or ever can be perfect, but like boulders in New England fields one Bad Seed with surprising consistency suffices to corrupt the rest.

      The remedy for this is not procedural, but a matter of root disincentives, insurmountable practical obstacles that solve the “quis custodiet” problem by making subreptive takeovers impossible: Radical decentralization; stringent constraints on discretion, numbers, and tenure of all official public-sector personnel; above all, Unit Allocation Budgeting (qv) enabling ordinary private citizens’ monitoring-oversight of who-what-where-when-why any and all agencies, departments, offices deploy Congress’s baseline appropriations.

      For good and sufficient historical reasons, the Founders’ Constitution contains no mention of a metastasizing Fourth Branch clerisy, the “Deep State” mandarinate or nomenklatura of Sulla’s “Optimates” inexorably driven to de Tocqueville’s “soft tyranny”, whereby administrative/regulatory strictures stifle all activity not amenable to parasitic rentiers’ peculiar benefit.

      Either the American Nation brings intrinsically authoritarian, corrupt, self-dealing official elements to heel, or those dogs will hunt down Liberty like a pack of hounds setting on a stag.

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      • “Like” the first & last paragraphs. Still trying to decipher the rest. 😦

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      • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

        So, are you saying that Sally Yates shielding the NSD Division at DOJ from IG review needs more transparency?

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      • Good_heavens_are_you_still_trying_to_win says:

        Yes, those dogs have been out of their muzzles for quite some time and I wonder whether the modern American mind can actually conceive of the type of liberty you propose. The image of so many befuddled soccer moms, blinking at the sudden sunlight (a la Steve McQueen in “Papillon” – though without his resolve) would be interesting to watch were it to come to pass. I truly AM optimistic, tho I have my doubts – TPTB have had a free hand for decades to position the very idea of liberty a pursuit of dreamers, lunatics and the only the VERY stout at heart.

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  12. treehouseron says:

    Wow. It’s clearly happening.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Ron, Sundance, ristvan, other Treepers,
      Me wonders about Statute of limitations concerning potential crimes like U 1.
      The coup does not appear to have any S of L issues. Most of that portion of 18 USC criminal code has 5 year S of L, or longer.

      Just wondering here on my branch.
      Great work, as usual, SD.

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  13. Perot Conservative says:

    PS Sperry is dropping logic and insight on the Assange situation … a topic I haven’t been invested in. If you are, I highly reccomend checking his Twitter handle.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Rgt says:

    This is fascinating to watch.

    Liked by 6 people

    • WSB says:

      Scary but fascinating. I am now on the solid side that Nan and friends have no idea of what is about to hit them. Too many agencies…a tell on just how large the net is.

      Liked by 17 people

      • livefreeordieguy says:

        So true… Nutty Nancy and her Moonbat Caucus are clueless about what has been unleashed… And this is just the beginning of real war… Nancy is almost unintelligible at this point… I noticed her aids have pinned her name and address to her sleeve just in case she wanders off… She is two heartbeats away from being the President of the United States… It’s a wonder we even exist… God help us.

        Liked by 16 people

      • oldumb says:

        I think they know, that is why she is stuttering.

        Liked by 4 people

      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Ol Nancy has her fingerprints on a lot of nefarious stuff……..Let’s see if she changes her tune……sees the writing on the wall, and starts to legislate…

        If so she’s scared…..or…..if not……death throes of a failed political party

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        I am now on the solid side that Nan and friends have no idea of what is about to hit them.

        I am now on the side that Nan and friends have an extremely good idea of what may hit them…..

        which is why the record needle on her head Hi-Fi keeps skipping

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  15. Donzo says:

    Not surprised the memo works around Dan Coates..

    Liked by 8 people

  16. treehouseron says:

    I’m most interested in Rosenstein. I think he flipped awhile back, while he was still serving. Remember when the news broke about him wearing a wire? He immediately put out a statement saying he wouldn’t do that, that conversation didn’t happen, he was just joking, etc. He was really sweating it.

    He seems to be a guy who is easily manipulated, he clearly was part of the corruption, but then after that clearly did what he was told by Trump. I think they flipped him a long while ago, it will be interesting to see if he plays any part in the prosecutions to come.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Donzo says:

      I expect the Dems, now cornered, will take the fight to the streets. They want PDT to declare martial law in order to paint him as a tyrant arresting his enemies and using the military against his citizens.

      Liked by 10 people

    • Jonathan Galt says:

      Rosenstein remains an enigma. I think Barr kept him close on purpose. He looked like a whore in church during Barr’s Mueller Report presser. My guess is he quasi-flipped but will go down with the rest of them. I did hear Barr, Mueller and Sessions all made appearances at his retirement ceremony and party.

      Liked by 5 people

      • livefreeordieguy says:

        Rosenstein is a malleable worm… Feels like Barr is playing him like a fiddle at this point… Barr used him to bolster the obstruction (lack thereof) determination and will get what he needs from him to do the job of exposing the rats and restoring the DoJ/FBI…

        Liked by 3 people

      • treehouseron says:

        He strikes me as the type that will break the law and do dirt, but then will fully admit it and be completely transparent about it so they can’t bust him on lying about it. Very strange cat.
        Kind of like how on those 48 hours or Dateline shows, somebody murders somebody then calls the cops and tells them it was self defense. They’re trying to get away with their dirt by being as transparent as possible

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    • tucker7518 says:

      After Rosenstein went on the airplane ride with President Trump, he saw things his way.

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  17. Jim in TN says:

    This is a process. It will take time.

    Does this mean that there will not be a release in the next week?

    Or is this separate from the earlier declassification talk that was supposedly redirected to the IG?

    Speaking of which, if the IG didn’t get declassifying tasks, does the IG report now have to wait for this process, or will it have a classified appendix?

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    • WSB says:

      SD up top…May 30th to June 2nd will be the first.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Thanks WSB. I do hope so.

        I also do not believe that any process could be done that quickly. Not even if they already had the bucket ready for review yesterday. Bureaucracy turns everything to molasses. And no urgency is being expressed for speed.

        It is possible that earlier reports (leaks) confused the bucket release with this decision.

        It is also possible that these are different things and the bucket has already made it’s way through the bureaucratic molasses.

        (Or that, while separate, the bucket still has to be submitted to this system.)

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  18. Dutchman says:

    I like the point made earlier of that one, sweet letter “s”. A compare and contrast between mueller scope, and this. Mueller specifically said invesrigat TRUMP campaign.
    This says CAMPAIGNS of 2016. Another poster caught and posted it, and once I saw it, couldn’t unsee it.
    Hey, Hillary,…howyadoin?

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  19. beachbum31 says:

    Simpson, Steele, Nellie, Halper, Isikoff, Corn… parasites not patriots; they wouldn’t have done any of it if not for monetary reward. Use treasury and RICO the lot of them.

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  20. bluebongo says:

    Uranium and CF are separate issues from the illegal spying on Trump, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    Treasury under a T-1 performs financial forensics, it’s been used for decades against the drug cartels, and terrorist organizations. They were combing through Trump financial data.

    Energy does really weird stuff in addition to defense of our energy infrastructure. Trump’s businesses specialize in construction, building things, Energy was looking at his projects.

    Let this play out, Barr has said he wants to conduct investigations into Hillary, those will be separate from Declassification.

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    • CTH Fan says:

      I agree. Sometimes we can be let down by our own expectations. Still, I am glad the process finally begins.

      Thank you so very much Sundance for your fabulous work. Treepers that contribute also. I look forward everyday to reading the exceptional reporting and research by our lovable gang in the Presidential Thread.

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    • Eric says:

      They are not separate issues. Hillary emails was the communicator to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary allegedly motivated the top management of the FBI and DOJ to cross the line into criminal acts for their own self-interest. All the alleged corruption circles back to Hillary either directly or indirectly. I would assume the opening statement for the prosecution would be that Hillary motivated the FBI and the DOJ not to investigate Hillary Emails for political reasons along with Fisa, etc.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      I think this is very asyute, bluebongo.

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  21. Its all over for the bad guys, now the the real fight begins. Praise the lord! God bless America!

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  22. Rex70 says:

    That last photo (left to right): Nadler, Schiff, Schumer and Pelosi

    Also—I just read that 0bama has suddenly decided to delay the release of his new book—so he could try to “outsell” Michelle’s book. Yep. That makes perfect(ly NO) sense.

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  23. Jan says:

    And so it begins. We find out if AG Barr is the hero who starts restoring the DOJ/FBI to the non-weaponized, non-political department it should be OR he buries Pres. Trump. Regardless of the outcome, it is a step forward.

    I love it was done on the day before the Memorial Day break. The House is taking a 10 day vacation. Meanwhile, thousands of illegals are invading us daily.

    Sundance, thank you for what you do daily. My fingers are crossed that AG Barr is even a modest, honest hero in all this. If he busts this wide open, then we truly have a YUGE hero. If he pulls the Chris Wray approach (nothing to see here, folks), then justice has died.

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    • emeraldcoaster says:

      My money—and future—is on AG Barr being the real deal.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      I agree. But if he was a Comey, would he bring in a Prosecuting Attorney like John Durham?

      Then he hired a cracker jack.

      Hartford Curant: “Former federal prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy agreed to join Durham two months ago, associates of both said. Before leaving the justice department for United Technologies Corp., Dannehy prosecuted complex political corruption, including cases resulting in the convictions of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland and former state Treasurer Paul Silvester.”

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      • amjean says:

        I respect Victoria Toensing and Joe DiGenova who say Barr is a straight shooter.

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      • Tom H says:

        Dannehy is a Dem. and the claim against Roland was a complete political hack job. Dems didn’t like that Roland was a popular radio talk host (on right after Rush) on Ct’s biggest radio station. Even though most would consider him a Bush guy, he was the only effective GOP voice in this corrupt one party state. They shut him up with Ms. Dannehy’s help.

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  24. WSB says:

    Are there any Twitter warriors who monitor the usual suspects’ twitter feeds? Any notice of panic, screeching or total shutdown?

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    • bluebongo says:

      Check out Adam Schitt

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    • pucecatt says:

      I went to check out carter page and quiet as a mouse over there 🧐

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    • Angel Martin says:

      Here’s a gem, courtesy of a sad Never-Trumper going for Jennifer Rubin-levels of Trump derangement.

      Declassification is now a “cover-up”. Who knew ?

      https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/trump-tells-barr-declassify-documents/590215/

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    • Newhere says:

      If you want to glimpse the meltdown/denial seesaw as Russiagate fanatics absorb current developments, click on over to the emptywheel blog. It will make your head explode, so brace yourself. The blog prides itself on “close reading” source material and deconstructing news events — much like Sundance does for real — only at emptywheel they’ve spun themselves into an alternate universe.

      Here’s the author’s twitter from today:
      @emptywheel
      Three things happened in quick succession today:
      1) DOJ criminalized core journalistic activities as espionage
      2) Trump made his AG the fact-finder where independent ones had found nothing
      3) Trump started tweeting obvious fakes abt his adversaries

      And earlier today:
      @emptywheel
      Note: assumed in the EO letting Barr declassify everything is that Barr is running the review, not Horowitz, not Huber, not Durham. SO on top of everything else this EO is, it is a decision that an independent finder of fact won’t find what Trump and Meadows and Jordan want.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Empty is a good choice to describe that garbage.

        Makes it sound like Barr has been tasked with creating false facts. (And throwing all the MSM in jail.)

        Sad, but crazy like that won’t go away even if no journalists are ever jailed.

        And he surely will deny the truth of every document released, even with culprit signatures and admissions of guilt.

        While we buy popcorn, folks like that are buying tin foil.

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        • Newhere says:

          Yes. I check back in there now and then to see the state of things. Among the open-eyed left (yes, there are a few), this blog is called “Russia truthers.” It’s not that they aren’t paying attention. It’s not that they just get topline news. Emptywheel is following this closely — although by THIS I mean Mueller and all the conspirators, treating them like the holders of the holy tablet. It’s mystifying to see how they can explain away information.

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      • WSB says:

        That is FUNNY!!!! Thank you for the Heads up! Ha! What entertainment!

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  25. carterzest says:

    A Brexit nightcap?

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Cherry on my already overflowing and DECLICIOUS Jim Dandy of a night!

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    • Maquis says:

      UK results withheld to avoid “influencing” the other EU nations that are voting throughout the weekend. You know, don’t wanna encourage Nationalism or Freedom or other such Thought-Crime. 🙄

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      • TMonroe says:

        And to conveniently see how many seats they need to cobble together elsewhere to blunt loss of power, perhaps?

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        • Maquis says:

          Crossed my mind. God Bless Brexit!

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        • JohninMK says:

          Simpler than that. The EU countries are voting on the day of the week that they traditionally use for their national elections. Here in the UK it is Thursday whilst the vast majority of Europeans vote on Sundays.

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          • Jim in TN says:

            Such rules work one way only. After announcing Reagan’s victory while California was still voting, no Republican victory can be announced early or on time, unless there is a way it could hurt Republicans like when it suppressed voting in Florida’s panhandle in 2000.

            And if there is a way to cheat the vote, like ballot harvesting, obvious Republican victories are held back for days until they have manufactured enough votes to defeat them, like in California in 2018. Even Trump’s victory was held back for hours while they scrambled to find some way for it not to be real.

            But they announce Democrat victories as soon as possible. No matter what.

            Yeah, Europe enforces laws that ostensibly protect against these things, but you are becoming too much like us lately. I sincerely doubt that news of the EU wiping the floor with the exiters would be suppressed or punished.

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  26. Perot Conservative says:

    Simple statement / Question: it appears the FISA release(s) just became much more meaty. Yes?

    FYI, don’t forget investigations reportedly ready to drop the next 2-6 weeks?

    1. Comey
    2. FBI Leaking / bribery
    3. FISA abuse

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  27. MightyMustardSeed says:

    Thank You for your clear sighted intelligence Sundance. Your discernment in the avalanche of lies and obfuscation has been a beacon to me.

    I also want to thank You for your acute sense of humor in the photo plays. There really is no match for your wisdom and wit. Appreciate your talent, and Thank You!

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  28. waltherppk says:

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  29. waltherppk says:

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  30. Menolikekoolaid says:

    “I can’t spare this man. He fights.” Abraham Lincoln.
    Donald Trump is POTUS because God has chosen to have mercy on the United States of America. May we not squander it. His will be done.

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    • The Devilbat says:

      * * * God Bless America. God Bless President Trump.* * *

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      MAGA = Man Asked God Answered
      AND thankfully we got Sundance and Team too boot 🙂

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    • “He fights” – Barr reminds me of General and later President US Grant. Durham reminds me of General William T. Sherman. How soon before we get to Richmond?

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Grant spent 2 years winning in the west before being put in charge and letting Sherman loose on the South. And it took another 2 years burning down Atlanta and Charleston before Richmond fell. And we lost Lincoln.

        I sure hope the only thing we have to burn down is the Democrat Party and its Deep State. That it takes a lot less time. And that we get to keep all our Grants, Shermans and Lincoln.

        Though it would be fun to catch Davis escaping in a dress.

        Now, I sure don’t see any honorable leaders like Lee opposing Grant. But the Democrats truly don’t mind sending their foot soldiers to the slaughter if it gets them a win. So they are all like Lee that way, forcing their enemy to accept high losses to overcome them.

        And I have no clue who should be the Civil War equivalent to Hillary. I just don’t remember any stories of southern leaders trying to enrich and empower themselves at every one else’s cost. But her pissgate abuse of the country and her enemies should be likened to the abuse of prisoners at Andersonville.

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      • Menolikekoolaid says:

        I’ve got Trump as Grant. Barr as Sherman. And Durham as Winfield Scott Hancock.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      I love ur moniker, BTW😂

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  31. waltherppk says:

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  32. The Devilbat says:

    The secretary of Energy. How do you spell Uranium One ??? It looks like the prez is finally going after crooked Hillary. I have to go out in the morning and buy up all the popcorn in my local supermarket!!! Yay, justice looms on the horizon.

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  33. Ventura Highway says:

    Live by the sword, die by the sword

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  34. jackphatz says:

    Remember how much fun it was to read about that Stuxnet virus worming its way through those computers and we cheered it on, cause it was awesome? Well, I’m hoping for a repeat of that fun, day after day!

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  35. joeknuckles says:

    Barr was the best choice for AG because he had been mostly out of the public eye since the 90’s, so the deep staters never thought to dig up dirt to leverage him with. There’s probably no real dirt, but they could have fabricated some anyway.

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  36. PMadison says:

    Cool. Are we ever going to find out what was on Weiner’s laptop?

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    • grlangworth says:

      This is a very good question. Weiner’s laptop is still there, so where is it and what’s on it? Shine a light.

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    • chuckyschmucky says:

      Are they going to subpoena the DNC servers to determine if one of the original charges undergirding this entire hoax — that the Russians hacked the DNC — are actually true?

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  37. Query says:

    The President has a great opportunity to get rid of Wray if he hesitates or obfuscates on the documents.
    I hear he is doing both.
    That’s not acceptable Mr President.
    Sack him for non compliance with your Presidential (his bosses) direct order.

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  38. Appalled says:

    I don’t know if Dept of Treasury can pull this out of a hat, but I’d love to know who signed Joseph Mifsud’s paycheck.

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  39. Perot Conservative says:

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  40. Newhere says:

    So, as discouraging as it’s been that all we’ve heard from Utah are crickets — I’ve never been able to buy that Sessions would appoint Huber, responding to serious, ongoing inquiries and requests from Congress, only for Mr. Huber to sit on his duff. It always seemed more likely that whatever he may be doing would end up being disappointing — but it wouldn’t be nothing. The scope of this declass order and delegation are bringing back the heady days of 2017-18, before the Clinton IG Report flopped.

    Perhaps a time to also remember this: Sessions, like Flynn, joined the Trump campaign very early, when there was no “upside” in swamp world. He was the first member of Congress (or at least the first prominent member) to become Trump’s champion, and that’s a big deal. It was wise and sincere. I’ve never fully given up the suspicion that despite his short-comings as AG, he wasn’t THAT clueless and actually did set in motion a few things which, if done properly, would eventually bear fruit. But boy, SD nailed it — there sure is a lot riding on AG Barr.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      I believed similarly, New.

      Perhaps we will learn Sessions was surreptitiously investigating, but we have seen no evidence Huber was anything more than a prop.

      My bad for thinking it was otherwise.

      AG Barr appears to be the genuine article.

      I enjoyed watching the Marxists attack him as PDJT’s attorney. You just can’t fix really stupid.

      May the facts and evidence crush them.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      One thing that bothers me is that it is impossible to know the difference between a prosecutor finding nothing and him covering up crimes. Or not even looking. That is not a problem if it is not public knowledge that someone is being investigated. But there has been a long history of prosecutors using the press to smear their targets.

      Imagine if you were McCabe and Comey really had given you authority to leak. And the IG pushes out an entire report just to blame you and refer you to be prosecuted. Should the US Attorney decide there is no case, where can you go to get your reputation back. Worse, since you were publicly accused as guilty, the prosecutor looks like they let a guilty person go free.

      But Comey and McCabe are both proven liars, and both belong in jail for many different crimes. And Sessions, Huber and Liu look like part of team coverup.

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  41. Guyski says:

    Don’t all money tranfers for 10,000 and over have to be reported to the IRS (Treasury Department)? Also, any repetitive tranfers? I.e. multiple transfers of $9,999.

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    • OpenMind says:

      See my post above. The reporting is far more pervasive and common than you realize. If you’ve ever sent a wire transfer of any size (purchasing a house or car, for example), then there is a very good chance you appear in confidential reports filed with Treasury. Those reports are what sank Manafort, Gates, and Cohen. All a bad actor needs is a user name and passwork.

      Also, I believe that any transfers exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate, even if in sequence over a given period of day, qualifies for reporting.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        “in sequence over a given period of day”

        Well, that would probably be flagged for possible structuring.

        I’m trying to remember… at some point I either wanted to wire or write a personal check and the BoA teller said something like “anything over $2,000 gets flagged for ‘special processing'” or some such thing.

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  42. Newhere says:

    For Sundance to be optimistic about Clinton Foundation and Uranium One — it really makes it seem we could be headed toward a serious, watershed moment. AT LONG LAST.

    Some perspective, drawing from my own experience: I found CTH two-and-half years ago, and I got here by scouring for serious news analysis. I was a Bernie voter; I was already politically disillusioned by the democrat party; then I watched them cheat with impunity; then lie; then push a preposterous cover story; by the time it had the stink of John Brennan all over it after the election, I knew our government was running an op on us. I couldn’t find anyone on the left who hadn’t totally lost their mind, especially among the media. The media had embarrassed itself throughout the election, and was making it worse on the idiotic “Scary Russia” story.

    The reason I’m recounting this here and now is that what took it to a whole new level was understanding Uranium One. THAT is when it solidified that this is not merely a “political scandal,” dirty tricks or spy games. The clicks became easy: U1 –> Clinton Foundation –> personal server. Selling information and access. Protect and hide at all costs. U1 isn’t just devastating by itself (though it is); it reveals a whole modus operandi that once you see, you can’t unsee. And it spills outward until you see how all of it is connected — the faux-machinations of our bought political class, the shady universe of the “intelligence community” and contractors and foreign interests using trade, finance and Big Tech — everything for sale, people are mere after thoughts, “citizen” means nothing. Enabled by a smug and stupid media and a playground of think tanks, councils and corporate boards. Legality’s not a restraint, it’s a tool or a weapon to use against enemies. It’s a big club and we aint in it.

    Sundance talks about needing to unravel Russiagate to its origin, which could mean peeling back the complicated, multi-national spy games, the set-ups and “intelligence” laundering that spun a “narrative” to dupe whole populations; if all that were laid bare, it would be A LOT. We’d essentially have the playbook of a “regime change” operation deconstructed in real time — and not one run on a distant country, but on US. It will change things. I believe it would help further propel and solidify a political re-alignment.

    But if it hits as deep as the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One? And the dots are all connected? That is when the scales fall from our collective eyes. U1 and the Clinton Foundation would be sea change. When you look at the details and put it in context, U1 is a template for how Washington works. The Clintons are diabolical, but they aren’t unicorns. They’re just extremes of a game that most everyone is playing. When you see it, you can’t unsee it. If spygate links back to U1, it will change things. It will change people. That is what’s at stake. AG Barr — our nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Newhere, I believe your name should be Old Soul, Spot On or Bingo 😉 Excellent Post and glad you are here to share your thoughts, history and ideas moving forward. CTH and all of we Treepers have found a home in this Big Old Beautiful Treehouse and are a force to be reckoned with. Memorial Day Fireworks have begun 🧨

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    • gsonFIT says:

      You are a great American Newhere. We dont club baby seals here. The libtards were pulling your leg. We just want to do the right thing at no one else expenses

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Newhere:

      Reading your posts brings up that I think will be the
      sea change in public opinion. Bernie supporters and
      Trump supporters have one thing in common. They
      distrust any and all things Clinton. Obama? Still a
      sacred cow in many Bernie supporter’s minds.

      But Bernie supporters got to see Hillary and Wasserman
      Schultz’s machinations in real time. That was only the
      ones that were fresh to the fold. The long timers were
      strongly aware of how things “happen” continiously around
      the Clintons. I’ve always considered Hillary the more evil
      of the two. Bill’s bad, but I think he gave her absolute
      carte blanche years ago. Probably just to shut her up.
      She’s that much of a massive, overwhelming bitch.

      The Trump haters, the Hillary voters will be led down
      the path by the MSM that Trump has become a dictator.
      The red pilled Bernie supporters, even the ones that hate
      Trump will start tuning in and paying attention. Because
      even though they hate Trump, they hate Hillary even more.
      And, they would like to see her finally get what’s coming.

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      • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

        Newhere,

        Must tell a Hillary story:

        An MD I have worked with here in Arkansas was a resident at UAMS when Hugh Rodham died in the ICU. Before he died, Bill and Hillary came. When Bill walked in, with his flank, he was smiling, cordial, and stopped and spoke to EVERYONE, including housekeeping, shaking hands, aw shucks, yada yada.

        Then Hill came in.

        Dr M said he doesn’t believe he had every been in the presence of such cold hard evil. He said it was oppressive. She spoke to no one, made no eye contact, just pushed the air out in front of her as she moved down the hall with her own entourage. Didn’t engage.

        Dr M said it was the strangest experience of his medical career.

        He said Arkansas HATED Hillary.

        She hasn’t been here since I moved here 11 years ago. Imagine that

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      • Newhere says:

        It’s true — for a long time it was hard to face the sins of Obama, in part because it always seemed possible to blame Clinton. My theory was that he made a deal with the devil back in the summer of 2008 to get Clinton to finally drop her primary bid (she’d been cooked for months). She got State; Brennan was lodged in intelligence leadership; Podesta was put in charge of Obama’s transition; Obama’s database of grassroots supporters was thrown to the wolvese. By the end of O’s administration I realized he was an empty suit, happy to lie to sell victories for his benefactors. It’s wasn’t until the election of 2016 that I saw how embroiled, complicit, how corrupt he is in his own right. It would be very interesting to see the full story of the ugly alliance between those two hateful camps.

        My second education: going back to read about Fast and Furious and Benghazi, the posts here at CTH, to compare what I thought then to what I understand now. I’ll tell you — Mark Twain said it’s easier to fool people than to convince people they’ve been fooled. But once you DO convince them, the synapses move fast.

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      • Newhere says:

        The other eye-opening thing was when Bernie essentially said “bygones” and jumped into the dem’s anti-Trump cesspool. It seemed a betrayal of what he ran on. There were similarities between Trump and Bernie the first time around (not this time) — they both spoke the truth about wholesale corruption, and on the policy front, they said the same sorts of things about trade and foreign interventions. But Bernie quickly sold it out. When he refused to recognize where Trump was legit on things he’d run on also — like trade — it was quite a tell. One in many disappointments about how the disaffected left has responded to Trump.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      New,
      I think that perspective is right on. Glad you journeyed to the sunlight.

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    • James M. says:

      It’s even worse than you think Newhere.

      Search “16 year plan to destroy America” (but don’t use google, use http://www.duckduckgo.com –google censors anything anti Clinton/Obama).

      Praying Medic’s video is particularly good on this subject. Absolutely chilling and diabolical.

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      • Newhere says:

        Thanks. I’ll tell you, I’ve done some deep dives. And yes I do always use duck. It may be a late education, but I’ve been trying to make up for lost time!

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  43. gsonFIT says:

    So I bet the dems backoff of impeachment these next few days. They dont want Mueller or a host of others testifying in an impeachment trial. I believe witnesses can be called if it makes it to Senate not sure about the House’s indictment process.

    Does anyone know if Mueller, Brennan, Weissman et al. can be called to testify at the most televised event in History?

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    • dawg says:

      So, Pelosi clearly said yesterday (well, not “clearly”, she cant say anything clearly anymore) that the Democrat caucus is NOT pushing for impeachment.

      She was saying that the President wants to be impeached. But, I think what she means is, PT wants them to push for impeachment because he thinks its a political mistake for them to go down that road.

      Again, she said they are NOT pushing for impeachment right now, collectively.

      After this declass order, Im wondering if they might not HAVE to really, actually push for impeachment, because its their last resort.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        I was referring more to AOC and the socialist arm of the dem party. Not sinewy old Nancy P. Threat of public hearing should slow down even the dem young guns

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  44. Trog Luddite says:

    Just a thought for what its worth. The fact that VSGPDT signed the memo yesterday does not necessarily mean that the process starts today.

    Government agencies generally don’t start from scratch. There is planning and coordination before any public announcement is made. So there is a possibility that the heads of various agencies have been working w/the AG (identifying documents to be declassified, identifying the scope of what should be declassified, etc.) before this announcement was made and that the actions will come even quicker than anticipated.

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    • fred5678 says:

      Agreed. That memo wasn’t written this week. MUCH too much research and coordination to get right before that momentous memo was finalized.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Didn’t the President actually begin the process a couple of months ago and then pulled back on it after getting flack from some of our ‘allies’? The process should already be started.

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  45. Jerry Joe says:

    President Mr. Trump, thank you. General Barr, congratulations. You are no longer smiling for the cameras, but subject to the writers of history.

    I hope Tom Fitton schedules a meeting with the DOJ and General Barr assigns one associate to accommodate. Judicial Watch has spent considerable time to obtain documents and often needed the Judiciary for compliance. Tom then holds up a sheet of black paper. It seems the importance of their requests pass vetting only to get denied through classification rules. Bring your list, Mr. Fitton.

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  46. CountryDoc says:

    Thank you Sundance and Treepers.

    I posted more on todays presidential thread, but we have gloated over Pelosi and Hillary’s stammering as either stress, medical problem, or drinking. I’m not so sure. Most drinkers, as they decompensate, everybody sees when they drink or find the bottles. Too many have too much at stake to let that happen this long. And I don’t see this as stress behavior. Could it be slow poisoning or some other form of someone purposely sabotaging the function of their brains? If they can’t think, they can’t sing and testify to incriminate others. If they are totally eliminated, the crime investigation would allow too much sunlight.

    Or on another angle, if they have brain impairment, that gives them an excuse to say “I can’t recall” when the upcoming questioning happens.

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  47. waltherppk says:

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  48. fred5678 says:

    I am not a Game of Thrones watcher (I have no HBO or whatever channel it is on) but I understand that fans are demanding that they completely redo the entire last season.

    Sort of like the new declassification will completely rewrite the last 2 1/2 years of Fake News.

    Memes, anyone???

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  49. CountryDoc says:

    Also, as this investigation unfolds,I expect to see the MSM arm become less coordinated. Coordination requires communication channels. Those channels are clearly there — at least communication, but likely financial as well. I haven’t seen the hub yet, however, at least not clearly identified. I suspect that hub is the same source of the puppet strings leading to Obama, Hillary, Schumer, Pelosi, Fienstien, Bengazi, and Uranium 1. Maybe even to Oklahoma, Iraq/IRan WMD, TWA, Vegas Shooting, Coumbine, Sandy Hook, or even 911.

    When the media: MSM and coordinated social networks sources are in threat of being exposed, then the power to brainwash the voting mind of the Republic will change.

    Who, however, is the hub, and what keeps them working together so well? Marxism/communism as a philosphy by itself would seem to be separted from the money eliteists of Bankers, Bilderbergs, and US Chamber of Commerce, and Soros seems a force by himself.

    How can we expose them, and their activities as well as Treasonous intent, quickly and effectively?

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Denial. Pretend it isn’t happening.

      They will literally be turned off by America.

      There will be so much incoming they wont be able to control the narrative.

      Which means there probably WON’T be a narrative. Just truth. In their face.

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