Evidence of Obama Administration Political Surveillance Beginning Mid-2012….

Repost by Request – Considering the upcoming declassification window…between Trump’s state visit in Japan (5/25 – 5/28) and the state visit with the U.K (6/3 – 6/5).

Bucket FiveIntelligence 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 exculpatory intelligence documents that may not have been presented to the FISA Court.  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).

Now that we have significant research files on the 2015 and 2016 political surveillance program; which includes the trail evident within the Weissmann/Mueller report; in combination with the Obama-era DOJ “secret research project” (their words, not mine); we are able to overlay the entire objective and gain a full understanding of how political surveillance was conducted over a period of approximately four to six years.

This is why there’s panic.

Working with a timeline, but also referencing origination material in 2015/2016 – CTH hopes to show how the program operated. This explains an evolution from The IRS Files in 2010 to the FISA Files in 2016.

More importantly, research indicates the modern political exploitation of the NSA database, for weaponized intelligence surveillance of politicians, began mid 2012.

The FISA-702 database extraction process, and utilization of the protections within the smaller intelligence community, was the primary process. We start by reviewing the established record from the 99-page FISC opinion rendered by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer on April 26th, 2017; and explain the details within the FISC opinion.

I would strongly urge everyone to read the FISC report (full pdf below) because Judge Collyer outlines how the DOJ, which includes the FBI, had an “institutional lack of candor” in responses to the FISA court. In essence, the Obama administration was continually lying to the court about their activity, and the rate of fourth amendment violations for illegal searches and seizures of U.S. persons’ private information for multiple years.

Unfortunately, due to intelligence terminology Judge Collyer’s brief and ruling is not an easy read for anyone unfamiliar with the FISA processes outlined. The complexity also helps the media avoid discussing, and as a result most Americans have no idea the scale and scope of the issues. So we’ll try to break down the language.

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For the sake of brevity and common understanding CTH will highlight the most pertinent segments showing just how systemic and troublesome the unlawful electronic surveillance was.

Early in 2016 NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was alerted of a significant uptick in FISA-702(17) “About” queries using the FBI/NSA database that holds all metadata records on every form of electronic communication.

The NSA compliance officer alerted Admiral Mike Rogers who then initiated a full compliance audit on/around March 9th, 2016, for the period of November 1st, 2015, through May 1st, 2016.

While the audit was ongoing, due to the severity of the results that were identified, Admiral Mike Rogers stopped anyone from using the 702(17) “about query” option, and went to the extraordinary step of blocking all FBI contractor access to the database on April 18, 2016 (keep these dates in mind).

Here are some significant segments:

The key takeaway from these first paragraphs is how the search query results were exported from the NSA database to users who were not authorized to see the material. The FBI contractors were conducting searches and then removing, or ‘exporting’, the results. Later on, the FBI said all of the exported material was deleted.

Searching the highly classified NSA database is essentially a function of filling out search boxes to identify the user-initiated search parameter and get a return on the search result.

FISA-702(16) is a search of the system returning a U.S. person (“702”); and the “16” is a check box to initiate a search based on “To and From“. Example, if you put in a date and a phone number and check “16” as the search parameter the user will get the returns on everything “To and From” that identified phone number for the specific date. Calls, texts, contacts etc. Including results for the inbound and outbound contacts.

FISA-702(17) is a search of the system returning a U.S. person (702); and the “17” is a check box to initiate a search based on everything “About” the search qualifier. Example, if you put a date and a phone number and check “17” as the search parameter the user will get the returns of everything about that phone. Calls, texts, contacts, geolocation (or gps results), account information, user, service provider etc. As a result, 702(17) can actually be used to locate where the phone (and user) was located on a specific date or sequentially over a specific period of time which is simply a matter of changing the date parameters.

And that’s just from a phone number.

Search an ip address “about” and read all data into that server; put in an email address and gain everything about that account. Or use the electronic address of a GPS enabled vehicle (about) and you can withdraw more electronic data and monitor in real time. Search a credit card number and get everything about the account including what was purchased, where, when, etc. Search a bank account number, get everything about transactions and electronic records etc. Just about anything and everything can be electronically searched; everything has an electronic ‘identifier’.

The search parameter is only limited by the originating field filled out. Names, places, numbers, addresses, etc. By using the “About” parameter there may be thousands or millions of returns. Imagine if you put “@realdonaldtrump” into the search parameter? You could extract all following accounts who interacted on Twitter, or Facebook etc. You are only limited by your imagination and the scale of the electronic connectivity.

As you can see below, on March 9th, 2016, internal auditors noted the FBI was sharing “raw FISA information, including but not limited to Section 702-acquired information”.

In plain English the raw search returns were being shared with unknown entities without any attempt to “minimize” or redact the results. The person(s) attached to the results were named and obvious. There was no effort to hide their identity or protect their 4th amendment rights of privacy:

But what’s the scale here? This is where the story really lies.

Read this next excerpt carefully.

The operators were searching “U.S Persons”. The review of November 1, 2015, to May 1, 2016, showed “eighty-five percent of those queries” were unlawful or “non compliant”.

85% !! “representing [redacted number]”.

We can tell from the space of the redaction the number of searches were between 1,000 and 9,999 [five digits]. If we take the middle number of 5,000 – that means 4,250 unlawful searches out of 5,000.

The [five digit] amount (more than 1,000, less than 10,000), and 85% error rate, was captured in a six month period.

Also notice this very important quote: “many of these non-compliant queries involved the use of the same identifiers over different date ranges.” So they were searching the same phone number, email address, electronic “identifier”, or people, repeatedly over different dates. Specific people were being tracked/monitored.

Additionally, notice the last quote: “while the government reports it is unable to provide a reliable estimate of” these non lawful searches “since 2012, there is no apparent reason to believe the November 2015 [to] April 2016 coincided with an unusually high error rate”.

That means the 85% unlawful FISA-702(16)(17) database abuse has likely been happening since 2012. (Again, remember that date, 2012) Who was FBI Director? Who was his chief-of-staff? Who was CIA Director? ODNI? etc. Remember, the NSA is inside the Pentagon (Defense Dept) command structure. Who was Defense Secretary? And finally, who wrote and signed-off-on the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment?

Tens of thousands of searches over four years (since 2012), and 85% of them are illegal. The results were extracted for?…. (I believe this is all political opposition use; and I’ll explain why momentarily.)

OK, that’s the stunning scale; but who was involved?

Private contractors with access to “raw FISA information that went well beyond what was necessary to respond to FBI’s requests“:

And as noted, the contractor access was finally halted on April 18th, 2016.

[Coincidentally (or not), the wife of Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson, Mary Jacoby, goes to the White House the next day on April 19th, 2016.]

None of this is conspiracy theory.

All of this is laid out inside this 99-page opinion from FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer who also noted that none of this FISA abuse was accidental in a footnote on page 87: “deliberate decisionmaking“:

This specific footnote, if declassified, would be key.  Note the phrase: “([redacted] access to FBI systems was the subject of an interagency memorandum of understanding entered into [redacted])”, this sentence has the potential to expose an internal decision; withheld from congress and the FISA court by the Obama administration; that outlines a process for access and distribution of surveillance data.

Note: “no notice of this practice was given to the FISC until 2016“, that is important.

Summary of this aspect: The FISA court identified and quantified tens-of-thousands of search queries of the NSA/FBI database using the FISA-702(16)(17) system. The database was repeatedly used by persons with contractor access who unlawfully searched and extracted the raw results without redacting the information and shared it with an unknown number of entities.

The outlined process certainly points toward a political spying and surveillance operation; and we are not the only one to think that’s what this system is being used for.

Back in 2017 when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was working to reauthorize the FISA legislation, Nunes wrote a letter to ODNI Dan Coats about this specific issue:

SIDEBAR: To solve the issue, well, actually attempt to ensure it never happened again, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers eventually took away the “About” query option permanently in 2017. NSA Director Rogers said the abuse was so inherent there was no way to stop it except to remove the process completely. [SEE HERE] Additionally, the NSA database operates as a function of the Pentagon, so the Trump administration went one step further. On his last day as NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers -together with ODNI Dan Coats- put U.S. cyber-command, the database steward, fully into the U.S. military as a full combatant command. [SEE HERE]

There is little doubt the FISA-702(16)(17) database system was used by Obama-era officials, from 2012 through April 2016, as a way to spy on their political opposition. Quite simply there is no other intellectually honest explanation for the scale and volume of database abuse that was taking place.

When we reconcile what was taking place and who was involved, then the actions of the exact same principle participants take on a jaw-dropping amount of clarity.

All of the action taken by CIA Director Brennan, FBI Director Comey, ODNI Clapper and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter make sense. Including their effort to get NSA Director Mike Rogers fired.

Everything after March 9th, 2016, was done to cover up the weaponization of the FISA database. [Explained Here] Spygate, Russia-Gate, the Steele Dossier, and even the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (drawn from the dossier and signed by the above) were needed to create a cover-story and protect themselves from discovery of this four year weaponization, political surveillance and unlawful spying. Even the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel makes sense; he was FBI Director when this began.

The beginning decision to use FISA(702) as a domestic surveillance and political spy mechanism appears to have started in/around 2012. Perhaps sometime shortly before the 2012 presidential election and before John Brennan left the White House and moved to CIA. However, there was an earlier version of data assembly that preceded this effort.

Political spying 1.0 was actually the weaponization of the IRS. This is where the term “Secret Research Project” originated as a description from the Obama team. It involved the U.S. Department of Justice under Eric Holder and the FBI under Robert Mueller. It never made sense why Eric Holder requested over 1 million tax records via CD ROM, until overlaying the timeline of the FISA abuse:

The IRS sent the FBI “21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The transaction occurred in October 2010 (link)

Why disks? Why send a stack of DISKS to the DOJ and FBI when there’s a pre-existing financial crimes unit within the IRS. All of the evidence within this sketchy operation came directly to the surface in early spring 2012.

The IRS scandal was never really about the IRS, it was always about the DOJ asking the IRS for the database of information. That is why it was transparently a conflict when the same DOJ was tasked with investigating the DOJ/IRS scandal. Additionally, Obama sent his chief-of-staff Jack Lew to become Treasury Secretary; effectively placing an ally to oversee/cover-up any issues. As Treasury Secretary Lew did just that.

Lesson Learned – It would appear the Obama administration learned a lesson from attempting to gather a large opposition research database operation inside a functioning organization large enough to have some good people that might blow the whistle.

The timeline reflects a few months after realizing the “Secret Research Project” was now worthless (June 2012), they focused more deliberately on a smaller network within the intelligence apparatus and began weaponizing the FBI/NSA database.  If our hunch is correct, that is what will be visible in footnote #69:

How this all comes together in 2019

Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump. As shown in the evidence provided by the FISC, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The Obama administration already knew everything about the Trump campaign, and were monitoring everything by exploiting the FISA database.

However, after the NSA alerts in/around March 9th, 2016, and particularly after the April 18th shutdown of contractor access, the Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to create a legal albeit ex post facto justification for the pre-existing surveillance and spy operations. Fusion GPS gave them that justification in the Steele Dossier.

That’s why the FBI small group, which later transitioned into the Mueller team, are so strongly committed to and defending the formation of the Steele Dossier and its dubious content. The Steele Dossier contains the cover-story and justification for the pre-existing surveillance operation.

During a rather innocuous podcast discussion panel April 12th, 2019, one of President Trump’s personal lawyers Jay Sekulow mentioned the FBI had three FISA applications denied by the FISA court in 2016. [Podcast Here – Note comment at 25:05] The denials were always suspected; however, until now no-one in/around the administration has ever confirmed.

If Sekulow is accurate, this adds additional context to the actions of the FBI in the aftermath of Admiral Mike Rogers and an increased urgency in gaining legal justification for surveillance and spy operation unlawfully taking place. A valid FISA warrant would help the FBI cover-up the surveillance. The likely targets were Manafort, Flynn and Papadopoulos…. but it appears the DOJ/FBI were rebuked.

These FISC denials would then initiate institutional panic dependent on the election outcome. An insurance policy would be needed. The Steele Dossier becomes the investigative virus the FBI wanted inside the system. To get the virus into official status, they used the FISA application as the delivery method and injected it into Carter Page. The FBI already knew Carter Page; essentially Carter Page was irrelevant, what they needed was the FISA warrant and the Dossier in the system {Go Deep}.

Fusion GPS was not hired to research Trump, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a plausible justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations.

Fusion-GPS gave them the justification they needed for a FISA warrant with the Steele Dossier. Ultimately that’s why the Steele Dossier is so important; without it, the DOJ and FBI are naked with their FISA-702 abuse as outlined by John Ratcliffe.

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No-one really knows the extent of the current documents and/or information that may be subject to the AG Bill Barr declassification. However, this is the original list as outlined in September 2018, and the agencies who would be involved in the declassification process:

  1. All versions of the Carter Page FISA applications (DOJ) (DoS) (FBI) (ODNI).
  2. All of the Bruce Ohr 302’s filled out by the FBI. (FBI) (ODNI)
  3. All of Bruce Ohr’s emails (FBI) (DOJ) (CIA) (ODNI), and supportive documents and material provided by Bruce Ohr to the FBI. (FBI)
  4. All relevant documents pertaining to the supportive material within the FISA application. (FBI) (DOJ-NSD ) (DoS) (CIA) (DNI) (NSA) (ODNI);
  5. 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 exculpatory intelligence documents that may not have been presented to the FISA Court. (CIA) (FBI) (DOJ) (ODNI) (DoS) (NSA)
  6. All unredacted text messages and email content between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok on all devices. (FBI) (DOJ) (DOJ-NSD) (ODNI)
  7. 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)

♦ 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]

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523 Responses to Evidence of Obama Administration Political Surveillance Beginning Mid-2012….

  1. Sammy Hains says:

    Robert Mueller was FBI Director in 2012.
    Robert Mueller was FBI Director in 2012.
    Robert Mueller was FBI Director in 2012.
    Robert Mueller was FBI Director in 2012.

    It was his baby.
    It is why they brought him back for one last hurrah.

    Liked by 47 people

    • grandmotherpatriot says:

      Yes and was the Director when the Woods Procedure was created.

      Liked by 14 people

      • Sammy Hains says:

        Mueller was supposed to leave in 2011. The law calls for the FBI Director to serve for no more than 10 years. This was put in place after the corrupt tenure of J. Edgar Hoover.

        0bama kept Mueller on until after the 2012 election.
        Because Mueller was 0bama’s political spy chief.

        I’m betting Mueller also knows what went “wrong” with Romney’s Project ORCA on election day in 2012.

        Liked by 17 people

        • grandmotherpatriot says:

          It would not surprise me at all as Obama and the Chicago political machine have been stealing elections for years.
          Like I stated the Woods Procedure for the FISA Court was created under Meuller ‘s FBI.
          Even now as I type and we are all focused on the shiny object in the room Spygate and the Russian Hoax, Obama and Holder have been busy redistricting Key States for the 2020 election. They’re using judges nuked in under Dirty Harry Reid.
          The perfect Rules for Radicals scam – cause chaos to keep the focus off what is happening behind the scenes.

          Liked by 12 people

        • Ready Steady Go says:

          So why didn’t Mueller make up a phony obstruction charge against POTUS, don Jr, or kushner??? He could have set them up easily and the MSM would have carried the lie. What happened? Who and how was Mueller nuetred??? Was a deal made???

          Liked by 2 people

          • dd_sc says:

            I suspect the Uniparty doesn’t want to actually go to an impeachment and senate trial where evidence needs to be introduced. The goal is to get Trump to resign, or provide Senate RINOs enough cover to pressure Trump to resign.

            Liked by 1 person

            • TheLastDemocrat says:

              Or, convince voters to elect someone else in 2020. Plain ol’ political slander. Cast a taint on Trump – no need to prove anything, just give voters this impression.

              Liked by 2 people

              • Dutchman says:

                LastDem,
                Nah, they have,already admitted they can’t beat him at the ballot box. Oh, they will TRY, but will work as,well as every Uniparty plan has worked against DJT, since the escalator ride,…which is to say it will backfire.

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            • Dutchman says:

              “Trump to resign, or provide Senate Rinos enough cover to pressure Trump to resign.”
              THIS. The MAIN plan for Mueller, was to never need to right a report that actually mattered.

              PDJT was SUPPOSED to get p.o.’d and fire Mueller, Rosie etc. THATS what they wanted. Then McConnell sends Graham over to tell POTUS if we put it to a vote, you WILL be impeached.

              Problem is, PDJT didn’t accomodate them, and they could only delay for so long. The whole thrust of Mueller, from his interview on, was to build obstruction case to give cover for Republicans to vote for impeachment.

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          • pucecatt says:

            My guess is mueller knew the lovebirds and others left a mess that couldn’t be explained away , so he had to play it “ by the book “ too much evidence that would contradict his findings if they were negative towards Potus , plus there was no evidence of wrongdoing, the only wrongdoing was coming from the other side . His investigation was nothing more than a tool to muddy the waters for almost 3 years .

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          • nikkichico7 says:

            I read somewhere that muller .. spit💦 … delivered the uranium sample to Russia so his gonads are in hock so to speak … and I dearly hope it’s true … miserable creep

            Liked by 2 people

        • dd_sc says:

          I believe it requires Senate approval for FBI Director to serve past 10 years; but not another confirmation hearing, just a vote. So a Democrat Senate rubber stamped that approval.

          Liked by 1 person

        • jackphatz says:

          “Twitchy recorded widespread real-time complaints and criticisms on Twitter by Project Orca volunteers. At one point during Election Day, the system had malfunctioned so badly that desperate volunteers wondered if the program had been hacked. ”

          Interesting thought.

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          • FanGirl says:

            He was a crap candidate that handed the election to Obama. I’m more inclined to believe he was neutered. He never spoke so much vile towards Obama that he does toward Trump.

            Liked by 3 people

            • jackphatz says:

              Yep, not one word against Obama’s anti American policies before or after 2012. Kinda makes it look like any Republican candidate was going to pass out in the 11th hour.

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        • Tl Howard says:

          I remember Barack Obama CRYING during a campaign stop in the last week or two of the campaign. He was in tears….I figured the Dems internal polling had him losing…but voila, he won.

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      • Tparty says:

        … and Mewller was brought in right before 911

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      • Tparty says:

        … and Mewller was brought into the FIB right before 911

        Liked by 1 person

    • Tall Texan says:

      Reason #427 Mueller will never testify

      Liked by 4 people

      • Ready Steady Go says:

        How did team Trump shut him and Weissman down??? Did they give Mueller a pass if he stood down and let them take down Comey and company??? Did Mueller decide that he would save his own ass, give POTUS a clean report, and then him take down some of the coup members.

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        • bgood says:

          Agree that it’s mysterious as hell. Maybe they realized the secrets were coming out no matter what they did (imagine the buzzkill for them when that finally sunk in).

          The list of who was being tracked would be interesting to see.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Personally, I think it was the flight on AF1, with Rosie. PDJT could be confident of no bugs or witnesses, except MAYBE ‘HIS’ when he had a tete a tete, perhaps one on one, with Rosie.

            Sang him a little Phil Collins, “know what you did, and all been a pack of lies”. For me, that seemed to be a turning point, somehow.

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    • sarasotosfan says:

      He had the mother of conflicts because he had to know where that exported data went.

      And his reluctance to testify is completely understandable when viewed with that little factoid in mind.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Mark L. says:

      He had no choice. Defend his actions or go up in smoke

      Liked by 2 people

    • Heika says:

      Bingo. Mueller was back in to cover up his own dalliances. He started it all. What a mind blower.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Dee Paul Deje says:

      Listen carefully:

      Liked by 5 people

    • Ted Koehl says:

      I think it is very important to recall Auntie Maxine Waters bragging about the “organization Obama has put together like no one has ever seen in life.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIA1lQBqH1s

      Liked by 6 people

    • Derrufo Konepke says:

      one of the biggest reports sundance has ever done … happy Memorial Day Holiday !

      Liked by 5 people

  2. Nigella says:

    A lot to take in, but obviously obama is up to his eyeballs in this

    Liked by 22 people

  3. calbear84 says:

    Pulitzer for Sundance!
    As shocking as this is, can we really be surprised that tyrants would take maximum advantage of a weapon as potent as the ability to spy on anyone they choose?

    Liked by 19 people

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Be prepared to hear at least a dozen reasons why they acted with such disregard for the law.

      As we know from an old fable, “The Wolf and the Lamb,” the tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.

      Liked by 4 people

  4. Gadsden says:

    Lines up with when Brennan took over at CIA.

    Liked by 9 people

    • DevilDawg4Ever says:

      Also, do not forget Gen Vincent Stewart. He is as dirty as they come, and he is a vicious racist to boot. He seems to be slotted into the right billets at the right crucial times in the overall timeline, yet he has stayed off everyone’s radar.
      Was the Head of USMC intelligence 2009-2013 and was supposed to go over to the CIA but suddenly the assignment was changed and he was moved to CG, USMC Cyberspace Forces, NSA. He was CG Cyberspace command Ft Meade/NSA 2013-2015, and leading up to the 2016 election when General Mike Flynn was removed, guess who took General Flynn’s place as head of the DIA? (Defense Intelligence Agency). Why, none other than Stewart. There was alot that went on at DIA during this timeframe under Stewart’s “Command” that hopefully will come out in the declass.

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  5. Papoose says:

    I heard our President say, today, it was a Coup.

    CONSTITUTIONAL Crises in the first degree.

    Yeah, they want President’s entire Family’s Financial records, but, Barry Soetero can seal his bona fides.

    They had BIGLY plans for the 2016 Olympics in Chicago… crooks and slumlords…

    Liked by 11 people

    • vikingmom says:

      Will never forget the look on his face when Chicago lost in the first round of voting by the IOC! Bahahaha!!

      Liked by 9 people

    • Rex70 says:

      I wonder–and for over a decade, hardly any media outlet ever did or does–about Valerie Jarrett and whether she still, literally, resides in the 0bama’s Washington, D.C. house…??? Why did she move in with the 0bamas in the first place (imagine if Karl Rove had moved in with Dubya and Laura immediately after 43’s Presidential term ended)? What was and is she actually doing there? Justice will not be served completely unless her activities over, at least, the last 10 years are exposed with all of the other nefarious, 0bama hard-leftists–because VJar certainly is one if them and always has been.

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  6. grandmotherpatriot says:

    Excellent Sundance!
    A ton of information here that I will read on the plane tomorrow.

    Liked by 6 people

  7. Gadsden says:

    Let’s not forget how Petraeus was taken out even prior to this. His email was being surveilled supposedly based on a tip from a woman who was receiving jealous emails from his mistress. This woman had been to the White House and had attended a symposium with John Kerry…what a coincidence! 🙄

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    • Rudolph says:

      Yes, Petraeus’ downfall always smelled foul. He bowed out without any resistance. I also think of Obama’s Illinois State Senate opponent Ryan, whose divorce records were unsealed to take him out of the race.

      Liked by 8 people

  8. vikingmom says:

    I want to see Admiral Mike Rogers presented with the Medal of Freedom when this is all said and done!!

    Liked by 20 people

  9. I wouldn’t be surprised to see that they monetized these searches as a lucrative private “research” business

    Liked by 16 people

    • The Boss says:

      I suspect that is exactly what Glenn Simpson did.

      Liked by 14 people

      • sundance says:

        Agree with both. 100%

        Liked by 7 people

        • The dirt Obama harvested on our Judges and Members of Congress to blackmail and extort is likely massive.

          This dirt has likely been copied and recopied in multiple repositories.

          Every single “victim” remains COMPROMISED.

          They cannot be fired.

          IMO there is only one solution:

          PUBLISH the dirt on every single person who has been compromised to eliminate the possibility of future actions to abuse their offices or undermine the country.

          Then leave it to Congress to Impeach the Judges and Voters to Replace the Congress.

          Liked by 6 people

          • Maquis says:

            It’s the only way.

            The revelations will explain many actions and “rulings” of those that betrayed this nation and feigned honor rather than defy the extortionists.

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          • MTeresa says:

            I think maybe a better way of handling that information is to let the “victim” know that their information is out there and then let them decide what they want to do (resign or fess up). Not exactly the most stellar choices but broad brush publishing victimizes the victim a second time. It’s possible that a lot of good people could be destroyed. Some of these people may have been entrapped.

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        • Tom says:

          Very curious to know how Hillary gets pulled into the Steele Dossier if it started out as a launder operation. At some point Hillary gets her henchmen (Sid Blumenthal and Cody Shearer) to feed Steele too. Was Hillary approached by Simpson? Was Hilllary encouraged to join in to obscure the original funding for the Steele Dossier? We’re talking about a den of thieves with no honor.

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    • Doppler says:

      I feel that it was inevitable that people with hidden access would monetize that access by selling information on demand to hedge funds, who could easily profit from surveilling CFOs responsible for any publicly traded security. Such access would by itself pay for every nickel ever donated to a political campaign by a hedge fund billionaire, a thousand times over.

      And what would prevent them from doing so? Remember, Peter Strzok’s wife got a promotion within SEC just at the time Strzok was to review the Weiner laptop and pronounce it “clean.”

      If you’re going to buy politicians, why not use them to gain access to global surveillance as well as appoint the senior enforcement personnel supervising any ugly enforcement actions.

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  10. montanamel says:

    Keep piling it on…
    Another sleepless night in ‘ol DC tonight… Stock up well, 2 AM rolls around too soon!
    This one will just lead into a full-blown 3-day binge!…
    Check the duty board…there’s going to be some NAT flights soonest…
    Might even route via Moscow…..for the ME destinations….no extradition, eh?
    (It’s only a “technical stop for fuel and toilet cleaning”….but, you can’t be sure when on the run!).

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      Nah not Moscow, Putin would eat them up for disgracing Russia and her people. Try it and I would love to see the outcome. Hahaha.

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  11. Tall Texan says:

    And yet 64-D Jeff Sessions let Lois Lerner skate (yet again.) This whole mess – spanning 2012 into the Trump Administration – would never have happened had there been accountability for the IRS’ earlier criminality.

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    • lolli says:

      Yes Tall Texan, among many other travesties that occurred while Sessions hid under his desk.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Gadsden says:

      An interesting question for Barr to look into…who convinced Sessions to recuse himself from 90% of his duties as AG? Where they among the same people who approved FISA warrants etc?

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      • Dutchman says:

        Gadsen
        If not ‘the same people’, certainly their allies.

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      • lolli says:

        Gadsden,
        I have a little different take on sessions. I know most will not agree, that’s fine, I could easily be wrong.
        I think sessions insisted on being the AG, PT said sessions refused any other position, because he went in knowing he would recuse.
        He recused immediately and PT was out of the country.
        PT told us over and over sessions betrayed him.
        Many ignored PTs warnings.
        Sessions not only recused from Russia crap, he let Rosie run the show.
        Many illegal activities took place while sessions turned his head.
        The raiding of a law office. Louis Lerner. Raid and continous torture of P Manafort
        So much that could have been done if he really loved his country.
        If I am wrong, I truly hope to find out because then I could forgive this man.

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    • Perhaps the most important disclosure is the Dirt Obama used to Blackmail Sessions.

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  12. lolli says:

    Wow Sundance.
    Thank you for your tenacious investigative writing.
    You are a gift to patriots world wide.
    God bless you in all your endeavors

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  13. SpotTheSpook says:

    I wonder if Dan Bongino will rip off this article like he did to the one from last night on his Podcast today. EXACT SAME TALKING POINTS from this: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/05/23/president-trumps-declassification-directive-outlines-specific-process-and-direction/

    Listen to the first 5 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=N3oqJmNDtOU

    I wonder where he got all those talking points?

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    • joeknuckles says:

      Why complain about a guy that is on the same side? I don’t think Sundance is out for glory anyway (why use a pseudonym if you are looking for fame?). Bongino is a good guy and his entertaining delivery helps to get the word out that much more. Besides, he usually gives credit when he uses somebody else’s stuff. Who knows, maybe they have common sources or come to the same conclusions at times.

      Get over it.

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    • Gadsden says:

      Dan Bongino has been covering this just as closely as Sundance for years now. He regularly gives credit to CTH when he uses their material, there’s no reason to accuse him of “ripping” anybody off in this case. How about we stay on target and focus our energy where it belongs?

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      Let’s not get into some kind of juvenile “blog war”. Not necessary.

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    • Ilcon says:

      Yeah he’s a plagiarist. Sundance’s material was how he got started. Hell the thin skinned egoist even blocked him on twitter when he was corrected on some of his material.

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    • Vicus says:

      Do you know Sundance’s real name?

      Think.

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  14. GSparrow says:

    The minority of American citizens and politicians that have been taking this coup seriously and have been trying to expose it and confront the corrupt participants are the kind of people that have kept America strong, democratic and free since its formation. (Sundance is clearly in that group) The Coup participants that tried to depose a POTUS are the exact opposite.

    The media are supposed to be the country’s watchdogs but most seem to be either fools or part of the cover up. The questions at P Trump’s pre-flight presser were mind boggling. Despite their disinterest, the coup was a serious threat to American democracy and if the voters ever believe that a coup against any candidate has just become another political tactic, then democracy or the belief in it would collapse. There are enough despicable tactics, lies and dirty tricks already in politics and voters need to be certain that another coup attempt like this one never has a chance to occur again.

    A/G Barr has an enormous and crucially important task on his shoulders and yet all some of these corrupt reporters can do is question his integrity and impartiality while ignoring the evils that were unleashed on the nation by the zealots in the Obama admin.

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  15. sarasotosfan says:

    Now I understand.

    All that exported data, where did it go? Where did the IRS data go?

    Is it possible it was centralized in the DNC server? Is it possible the FBI knew it went there and were covering for the DNC when they said the exported material had been deleted?

    Now I understand the panic because that data would certainly provide a much better picture of how long pervasive abuse occurred and who knew about it.

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  16. mtk says:

    The FBI contractors were conducting searches and then removing, or ‘exporting’, the results. Later on, the FBI said all of the exported material was deleted.

    With my understanding SQL, exporting has two meanings, and is throughly left ambitious.

    Exporting does mean the search results “image” is copied, however, exporting can also as easily mean “cut” from the database.

    In addition, the lengthy discussion leads one to believe these contractors where searching only political opponents, i.e. looking for intelligence, or dirt on them.

    Nothing can be further the truth. As in searching on allied political individuals, and removing inconvenient or even criminal activities from the database.

    Just saying. It is a two way street.

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    • grandmotherpatriot says:

      Obama is from the Chicago Political Machine. The IRS is not a Two-way street for anyone let alone a President of the United States to access information.
      We have the right to privacy and clearly, Conservatives were targeted and spied on by Obama and company.

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      • mtk says:

        To clarify, I am suggestion two observations based on what I just read and have read in the pass.

        It is based on more than just minimal passing knowledge of database servers and sql commands.

        The first is the discussions and articles on the FISA abuse across a wide range media reporting.

        All the reports are viewing the nature of these contracted users of the FISA(702)(16)(17) as a one way street. That of looking for dirt on political opponents.
        While that is true.
        My “Nothing could be further from the truth” statement is a two-way street observation.
        These contractors could also have been searching for incriminating intelligence that was swept up by the NSA and removing it.

        Second, while it is quite hard to put into layman terms, I am also suggesting that these contracted analysts could have been using their own tools to access the NSA databases, either through the credentials granted to them to acess the databases, or by having fraudulently attained credentials in addition the contracted credentials to do administrative tasks on the databases with the returned ‘image’ of the search results.

        While it is very likely the custodians of the NSA databases have safe guards in place, technically by starting with the observation that these contractors where not showing up for work in the Pentagon with some security officer looking their shoulders, but that they where remotely acessing the database. Then add the possibility they may have been proxying to the Database server through a trusted network. At that point, anything and everything I am suggesting is MOST definately within the capacity of someone who has an inside knowledge of the workings and failsafes of the NSA database servers.

        As in exporting(still not sure) if this means making a copy of the database records OR sending a SQL command to the server to remove(delete) them.

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        • grandmotherpatriot says:

          Great point!
          Excellent post.
          Getting ready to fly out for the weekend. Will follow up with a more detailed response after my flight tomorrow.

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        • Zorro says:

          Interesting. If contractors had CRUD abilities beside READ it adds a whole new level of FUBAR.

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          • Bubba Cow says:

            why would contractors have CRUD permissions? makes no sense to remove the data because of future data needs, even your own

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      • clive hoskin says:

        There only seems to be”Privacy”if your a DemocRAT.Why is that?Maybe we should”Investigate”some of these DemocRATS and RINO”s and find out how they are becoming”Multi-Millionaires”whilst in”Congress”Since they seem to be able to do it to the President and ALL his family and associates,why not them?

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    • mtk says:

      Just because the NSA has these search tools pre-built for servlet/http requests and responces along with servlet/http visualization of queries on the NSA databases.
      Does not mean that these contractors where using them, they could have been using their own tools that provided additional functionality.

      It is all based on credentials/privileges, the tech industry calls it handshaking.
      Once the credentials are verified, access/premission is granted.
      To recap the search tool inquiries known as FISA(702)(16)(17), are essentially web browser based applications designed to interact with a Database Server. This server has zero, I repeat zero to do with http/tcpip server. Yes, very often it is intrograted into the http/tcpip server.
      However, theoretically once credentials along with level of privileges are verified, the full range of SQL commands can be sent to the database server.

      Period.

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  17. Carson Napier says:

    And so it came to pass that Barack Obama fundamentally transformed America by waving his magic wand and turning the FBI into the Gestapo, the CIA into the KGB and the FISA Court into a Dark Ages Star Chamber. If history is accurately written, this will be the retrograde throwback Barack Obama’s legacy.

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  18. SD, thanks for the crystal clear and detailed (though lengthy) explanation and analysis of the corrupt Ozero White House.

    Looks like PDJT gave Barr releasing authority (allowing Barr to bypassing Coates). Also Barr will be releasing more than just Spygate. Emailgate? U1gate?

    Gate this and gate that evil doers!

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  19. hoghead says:

    The sotero gang didn’t lose their virginity on the 2016 campaign did they? Since sotero won in 2012, we have no idea what was “investigated” then, do we? And mit romney is pro-deep state. Even after they scrud him in 2012. (Unless, of course, he was scripted to “lose” to sotero.)

    And who else was “investigated” in 2016? Was the sotero gang so sure that DJT would be the nominee that they saw no need to “investigate” other candidates? Like maybe Sen. Cruz?

    These bolsheviks just can’t help themselves…all that private information floating around out there, and someone should be looking at it!

    I am going to greatly enjoy watching these vermin get a dose of Justice.

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    • Mittens colluded with Zero to give him the election. I wonder what Zero promised him.

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    • Revelation says:

      You dont think Barry had his thugs go up Trump’s wazoo after the birther nonsense?

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      • Joemama says:

        First of all the birther thing was not nonsense. Obama is a Kenyan, not an American. His college education was paid for by saudi royalty. He is a complete fraud and a sexual deviant.

        And yes, the deep state totally attacked our Extremely Stable Genius President Donald J. Trump, but they never got “up his wazoo”.

        No, Obama took it up the wazoo from his semi-transgender “wife” Michael.

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    • chuckyschmucky says:

      The sotero gang didn’t lose their virginity on the 2016 campaign did they?

      We know for a fact that they were caught illegally spying on reporters, members of Congress and, of course, the Trump campaign.

      These were merely the few times they were caught. Anybody think those were the only times they engaged in this criminal behavior?

      No, it’s quite clear that they had been doing it for so long and had become so efficient at it that it became almost routine for them. And on the rare occasion they got caught, the corrupt leftwing media gave them a minor slap on the wrist and moved right along. And the hapless Republicans in Congress did nothing to stop it.

      Nobody was holding them accountable, so there was no reason for them to stop doing it. That’s why I expect they got a bit complacent and left a trail of evidence behind.

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  20. simicharmed says:

    Actually…WE do not know ANYTHING about this former “Obama Candidate”. A Manchurian Candidate indeed.

    This Obama creature remains “unknown” and I believe revealing his actual true history would damage the Nation….sadly.

    The historic future will indeed reveal this imposter…but “we” (as a Nation), are not ready for such “reality”.

    Imagine the wide-range damage revealing this imposter would create throughout the US and the World….(imposter signed 1000’s of documents. etc).

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    • Gadsden says:

      I believe he was a Manchurian Candidate, but for the CIA/CFR etc. apparently his grandmother and mother had CIA connections. How many pothead college students gain a former NSA Director as a mentor at the age of 20? I theorize that he was groomed from a young age to be president.

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    • Mark L. says:

      And I always thought the sordid history of ancient Rome was a marker in human History.
      When this all unfolds, shall we fair any better

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Either way, we voted him in.

      I would not be too skeptical of any claims of voter fraud for either of his elections, but I do believe he had enough votes to win, legitimately. There was a LOT of excitement in primary voting, and post-primary voting caucusing, over on our (D) side of the school cafeteria. Like I had never seen, and my childhood memories include hanging out as my parents served as volunteers at the polls for most elections.

      Frankly, if he were to be proven ineligible to be president, I doubt anything would get reversed or annulled. It would be nice to have it all go in the history books, however.

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      Many of us knew what Obama was all about, please give people more credit, I mean people with some grey matter outside the USA

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  21. Kleen says:

    I wonder if Justice Roberts was one of Obama’s spy victims?

    Who else?

    I hope many celebrities were victims, lol!

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  22. The Boss says:

    The discussion of the footnote re: “deliberate decision making” and “inter agency memorandum of understanding” brings to mind a more recent example of the same “things”. Specifically, the deliberate, written plan (reported here) to bring impeachment proceedings against the president by changing House and committee rules AND having key committee chairs execute MOUs.

    I’ll put up a dozen donuts and say that the illegal spying process not only served as inspiration for the current House conspiracy, but also the same people are involved in laying the groundwork for Pelosi and her flying monkey committee chairs to impeach the president.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Well, I *do* like donuts…

      But I think everything we’ve been seeing starting 12AM Nov 9, 2016 is a complex scheme to obfuscate and misdirect in order to ultimately protect The Obama Administration, and specifically the man himself. The Big Donkey in the room is that everybody knows, and has known for a while, where all the arrows point. And articles like Sundance’s above, and T.V. commentary from the likes of Sara Carter are jus bold enough to cut through The Crap that nobody wants to cut through (because it’s complicated and fairly disturbing). So instead we need to talk about Russia and Obstruction Of Justice and Wells Fargo and Porn Stars and Taxi Medallions and Two Scoops Of Vanilla Ice Cream and Dot Dot Dot. I give Adam Schiff credit for one thing: he’s at least TRYING. I mean, that guy is COMMITTED. He’s taking his role in this whole charade SERIOUSLY (for example, his recent 180-Degree Projection Tweet). But other than that, I don’t particularly care for the man.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        I can’t help myself when you said donkey, in serbian, Magarac, and often referred to a lazy, uneducated,primitive peasant with no brain cells. Sorry but I had a chuckle when I read it.

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      • Joemama says:

        Are you saying that you support the pedophile schiff? Please elucidate.

        Schiff in my world is evil incarnate.

        Thanks.

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  23. sarasotosfan says:

    I’d like to wager the DNC obtained Trump’s tax returns and have already done an autopsy on them. The only obstacle they have yet to clear is permission to obtain them legally.

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  24. Kleen says:

    Scandal free Obama.

    Obama’s botched communist takeover.

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  25. Excellent work as always from the master, Sundance. The treachery that was taking place during the Hussein administration is bone chilling. God bless and keep our President Trump.

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  26. buanadha says:

    Following this website for quite some time and paying attention to what the Obama administration was doing all of those years has pushed me so strongly in this direction. It was only a matter of time, IMO, before it became clear that there wasn’t a single decision, vote or activity by Washington that wasn’t likely to have been gotten by illegal surveillance and leverage.

    The Rot started long before, but Obama was probably the most corrupt person to have ever been President.. and that’s saying a lot

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    • distracted2 says:

      I agree that the rot started long before. The Democrats have a long history of choosing their candidate for the presidency, just as Sundance outlined this week. Their choice had to be someone who would continue the rot, which is another reason Biden is expecting this to be “his turn”.

      Remember when Hillary said, “They were never going to let me be President”? She had agreed to allow the status quo just so she could be the first female president.

      There was just one problem with their plan: “They” never thought for one minute the American public would wake up and choose the right person for the job – someone who cannot be controlled.

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  27. History Teacher says:

    Just wow!

    Stunning when the granular details are exposed and a timeline and motives are overlaid.

    But so depressing and disheartening seeing all the cold, Machiavellian cynicism at the heart of the government institutions.

    This was the day to day, ‘business as usual’ operational activity orchestrated by the ‘community organizer.’ If not treason, then what the h*’ll is it?

    I seriously think that a national referendum about extending this presidential term at least two more years should be considered.

    The level of treason is unprecedented, and this administration has been held hostage like no other. If/when the exposure is complete and irrefutable then we enter new unexplored frontiers. A clean slate and new beginning need not wait till 2020. Years have been wasted with the intentional disruption of normal governance.

    The globalists will still have won a partial victory by obstructing and distracting with their witch hunt. It will be at least three years or more while this circus eats up time and focus. The President earned a four year term to govern. While still in his prime and healthy he has been handicapped from full on action.

    Time lost should now be recovered and extended. And future MAGA disciples need to be fully ready to enter the fray when necessary.

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  28. Asciimom says:

    So why cant the doj good guys query the 702 database using search criteria of Brennan, Comey, Jarrett etc ?

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  29. Heika says:

    My bet has been for some time that Obama won the 2012 election as a result of meddling that was already going on prior. I know the ‘contender’ was hardly desirable, but who was ‘knocked out’ due to scandal prior (the Republicans) through something leaking or some accusation. Was a viable contender to Obama ruined before the final race as a result of some internal plot like what was attempted on Trump?

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  30. Kleen says:

    Anyone else believes RINOs took advantage of the same abuse of power to destroy Tea Party candidates?

    I do, I think many RINOs are acting really strange, right Romney? Unprecedented attacks againt a POTUS. Getting cozy with fake news/ propagandists. That never happened before.

    Ryan leaving so soon when most politicians in the club stay until they become dead zombies like Pelosi.

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  31. Retired USMC says:

    Sounds like a Barr-B-Q! I have some BBQ ‘Rat please….on a STICK.

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  32. Marco says:

    We were waiting for THE BIG UGLY!

    But it turns out we are going to get THE REALLY BIG UGLY!!

    No, looks like we are going to get THE THERMONUCLEAR REALLY BIG UGLY!!!!

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  33. woohoowee says:

    Yep, the creation of the Steele Dossier was the cover-up and Campaign Crooked paid for it!

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    • konagirl says:

      Thanks Sundance for re-posting. I was just arguing with my husband about what declassification can mean to our knowledge. He accused me of falling for conspiracy theories. I accuse him of being brainwashed by MSNBC (he listens 22 hours a day, sometimes more). I’ll give him copy of this and see if he reads. It’s hard not to talk politics with him anymore, but impossible for last 3 years or so.

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      • I have the same problem with my husband. He laughed at me for believing conspiracy theories. But once the Mueller report came out it truly dawned on him that he’s the one who believed in conspiracy theories. He was a never Trumper and voted for Hillary but L think he’s voting for Trump next time.

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  34. Kleen says:

    Fake news was in neck deep into this coup. They tried.
    Amorosa, and just about any mentally unstable clown like Creepy Porn Lawyer received all the air time they wanted.

    Obama’s Pravda even sided with the Korean teletubbie Kim Jon Un.

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  35. Heika says:

    We need more courage like this below, where the woman used by Halper and ‘Sir Richard Dearlove’ as a so called honeytrap as hit back. Dearlove is the former head of the British Secret Service – their CIA, is there any wonder he was working alongside Halper to bring down Flynn? We need more than bucket 5 opened… we need to smash the whole filthy cesspool apart. Will their ‘methods’ for gaining the so called IC be revealed? They should, but they wont I imagine in the first round, however surely Brennan’s so called intelligence used to justify the first FISA would need to include evidence of some sort (if as he says he didnt use the Dossier). I want to know how much, and I hope Barr is more curious than ‘taking it at face value’.

    Sunlight is the only thing that will sort this out. Barr must be able to be brave and NOT back down for the sake of justice. He has to make a decision on what road he is going to take. That of Justice or that of ‘coverup and damage control.

    Good opening there… describes the whole gang of them. I wish her well. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-24/ratfuker-and-spy-stefan-halper-sued-cambridge-academic-smeared-flynns-honeypot

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  36. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    I understand the Documents / de-classification..

    But….Here is the question:

    If these people were gathering all this information, everyday….for years…it also has to be on a computer / computers somewhere…All these directive and files must be on computers

    Where are those computers?…Would they still exist?

    If so, even if erased….can all of the information be recovered?

    Can you just imagine:

    Where is Judge Scalia going to be on a certain date?.
    What do we have on Roberts?… activate McCain…..force Merkell to allow the Muslims in….

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  37. GuessAgain says:

    I wonder? Can/will the NSA database/FISA warrants be used to investigate all suspects?

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  38. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    “Inventor and software designer Dennis Montgomery, a CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower, alerted FBI Director James Comey’s office in 2015 that President Obama’s CIA chief John Brennan and Obama’s DNI James Clapper had turned the super-surveillance system that Montgomery designed for foreign surveillance known as THE HAMMER into a domestic surveillance system. Montgomery became alarmed when Obama and his intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper turned the super-surveillance system against Americans.

    Montgomery asserts that Obama, Brennan, and Clapper used THE HAMMER in a diabolically intrusive manner in order to spy on American people and collect massive amounts of surveillance data for leverage and blackmail. THE HAMMER was supposed to be only used for foreign surveillance; not to be weaponized for domestic surveillance against Americans

    According to U.S. military sources, Montgomery’s surveillance technology not only saved American lives as America’s War on Terror broadened, but also featured built-in safeguards to prevent the system from ever being used for domestic surveillance. Multiple echelons of government, including the FISA court, had to sign off on each and every foreign surveillance operation conducted with the use of THE HAMMER, those sources say.

    Montgomery claims that Brennan and Clapper even used the super-surveillance system to spy on ——-> Federal Judges including the onetime head of the FISA court Judge Reggie Walton, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and Chief Justice of US Supreme Court John Roberts.” ~ TheAmericanReportDotOrg

    Sure, we spied on Trump. Whatcha gonna do about it? (March 2017)

    EvelynFarkas spinning up the Russia Hoax and bragging to her MS13NBC friends what she told her spook pals “Get as much information as you can. Get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration because I have the fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people who left. So it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, umm, that the Trump folks if they found out how we knew what we knew about their, the staff, the Trump staff dealing with Russians; that they would try to compromise those sources & methods, meaning we would no longer have access to that intelligence.”

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Montgomery warns in 2015.

      And so the bad guys figure two work-arounds:

      1. Open an investigation of foreigners, and trip across Americans along the way.
      2. Examine USA data through a foreign intelligence ally.

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  39. All Too Much says:

    This river sure runs deep.
    Who knew 504c-gate would lead to Operation Crossfire, and related -gates.
    SD finding the trail back to 2010 is magnum cum laude analytical work. I just appreciate being allowed to sit in on the lectures.

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  40. Mercenary says:

    Isn’t this essentially what former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson said?

    That the biggest reason they pulled the trigger on the coup was because they couldn’t afford for Trump to look into what they’d been doing for years?

    She basically said they’d been doing it way before 2016. Who was hacking her computer? Who was spying on her?

    What about journalist Michael Hastings who died under suspicious circumstances in June 2013?

    https://newspunch.com/journalist-car-explosion-expose-john-brennan/

    I think 2012 is an excellent starting point, considering Obama had just won re-election and they knew they would have the entire executive branch for the rest of his last term. If I was a subversive dictator, that’s when I activate all of the illegal police state programs I’ve wanted to do.

    Brennan comes in on March 2013.

    We may learn that they were basically spying on all of Obama’s enemies – journalists, politicians, cultural figures, judges, etc.. ALL OF THEM. I think Sharyl Attkisson is correct.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Obama spied on his friends. Democrat Senators. Of course he spied on all of his enemies.

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      • Mercenary says:

        I’m glad you so cavalierly accuse Obama of committing multiple felonies.

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        • mac says:

          He’s dirty as Hell and YOU KNOW IT.

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          • Mercenary says:

            I think the reason conservatives are not taken seriously sometimes is because they don’t weigh their words carefully. Simply stating that a President committed multiple felonies as a matter of fact is pretty ridiculous. We may all suspect it, but let’s stick to the known facts. It just makes you look non-credible otherwise.

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        • chuckyschmucky says:

          Well, we know his administration illegally spied on Dianne Feinstein. Of course, Brennan denied it until the facts proved otherwise, and he later admitted it.

          So, it’s just a fact that his administration spied on Democrat Senators.

          And, as Jim in TN notes, if he spied on his “friends,” do you doubt he spied on his enemies?

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          • Mercenary says:

            I may speculate, but I don’t definitively state as fact that a US President committed multiple felonies. It’s kind of a big deal. Maybe we should weigh our words.

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  41. Ketchikan says:

    Operation Hammer

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  42. Kleen says:

    Can Obama still be “peeched” ( low IQ Maxine)

    That would be funny!

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      Sure can. US Grant’s Sec of War handed in his resignation minutes before the House impeached him…it stuck. Later the Senate acquitted him…but the precedent was made…one can be impeached post facto. An impeached person can never serve public office…or even consult with the government EVER again.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        A person found GUILTY as a result of the impeachment process. Being impeached in and of itself is nothing more that an indictment. The actual trial is in the Senate.

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  43. ichicinnabar says:

    Sundance,
    Thank you for your exhaustive and detailed research. I pray that history will credit you for your piviral role in this revolution.

    Many of us have suspected this for a while. Bongino has been hinting at it as well. They were just too practiced and comfortable with this scam for it to be their first time.

    They were so confident because they had been getting away with it for years.

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  44. butch cassidy says:

    Wow! If Barr does what we hope/expect him to do, he might just go down in history as one of the most patriotic Americans ever. Sure hope he has a little vanity in him.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I was JUST thinking along those same lines last night…

      AG Barr is in a position to go down as a KEY FIGURE in the Nation’s History. Dare I say: a notch above President Trump himself (‘scuse me while I put on this flame-retardant jumpsuit). This is like Turning Point level stuff… and if Barr CLEANS HOUSE and effectuates a TOTAL RESET for that which needs resetting… Hoo boy… that’s quite the legacy. Of course, it WILL have to be a team effort. :^)

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      • butch cassidy says:

        Piddles, and just think if some hot shot Wapo/NYT reporter decides to do the right thing and exposes even more for the public, this would even put more pressure on Barr and others. Indictments are nice but to have all this exposed by the msm would be the cherry on top. Maybe that’s too much wishful thinking on my part.

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  45. M. B. Lamar says:

    Almighty God, I ask that you bless President Trump and his allies with the strength and wisdom necessary to expose these evil tyrants. The President’s enemies will not willingly cooperate with Barr’s requests. They will fight to the death to conceal their crimes. Give us the fighting spirit and empower us to support our President, as he fights to save our Republic.

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  46. Beigun says:

    The stench of the “Banquet of Sedition” carries far and wide. Those that inhale the dream of power usurped become themselves most foul and corrupt. Sedition is the other side of the coin of Treason. The cure for the body politic, while painful, is required to prevent a reoccurrence that would destroy the Republic.

    Now, hang ‘em high!

    Otherwise, the future is dim. 5G, facial & voice recognition, AI surveillance, and robots means game over for the Yellow Vests, Deplorables, and Brexiters. Remember HAL in the classic movie 2001? HAL is in China now and coming to your neighborhood soon!

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  47. Jim in TN says:

    The current directive involves the 2016 election only. This may include spying on Jeb! and Bernie etc., but it is not going to include spying on Romney in 2012, or the tax spying in 2010-2012.

    I hope there is enough information for them to expand the totality of the Obama corruption that is revealed.

    But remember, the blackmail victim complies because he doesn’t want the information released either. I noticed that the Lankford questions and Roger’s answers totally avoided mention of the contractors, and of the scope of the surveillance of Americans.

    Lankford also spent the last of his time trying to deceive us into thinking this was all about investigating overseas terrorists with only occasional spying on Americans. Yet 702 is solely about spying on Americans. Notice there were no questions for Roger’s to respond with clarification, and he immediately gave back his time.

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  48. “Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump. As shown in the evidence provided by the FISC, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The Obama administration already knew everything about the Trump campaign, and were monitoring everything by exploiting the FISA database.”

    I believe this kind of tail-wag-dog backwarded logic is not the natural province of Gd-fearing men and women. I think it’s diabolical logic. Right-minded individuals have to struggle at it.

    Think of devastating natural disasters. Decent people instinctively feel immediate concern. Yet there is a group of folks who, with comparable reflexivity, start devising fraudulent schemes to steal from victims and donors alike. That’s the kind of mind behind the Steele Dossier pretense.

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  49. Benedict Comey says:

    Hmm. Is it just me, or is this right about the time Elijah “Captain Underpants 2.0” Cummings’ IRS targeting abuse blew up?

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  50. alliwantissometruth says:

    What Sundance has laid out here is the line between right and wrong, with absolutely no grey area in between

    A Republic based on true freedom, one in which honesty, integrity, ethics and the rule of law are above all else, for the good of it’s people, versus a perversion of of the concept, where the corrupt and criminal pervert the system in the name of power and/or ideology

    No matter which side of the political coin one falls, the pure concepts of a true Republic must be adhered to if we the people are to remain free and in charge of our own destinies

    Allowing and/or agreeing with the perversion of the system because one agrees with the corrupt and criminal’s politics/ideology is never righteous, is always wrong and in fact makes one a willing accomplice in the corrupt and criminal acts

    Just as I favor a conservative ideology, I would never want that ideology to gain power via corrupt/criminal acts, as it not only destroys the entire concept of what I believe in, but could also be used to put the ideology I loathe into power in the future

    Freedom, honor, integrity and the right to self governance can never be achieved through corrupt/criminal acts, and those concepts must be in place without interference of politics

    I’d tell my democrat voter friends to think before choosing a side on this issue, as it relates to the kind of country we and our children will live in in the future

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