23 House Republicans Suspect DOJ Cover-up in Progress? – Request “Prompt” Declassification from President Trump…

Twenty-three House republicans request declassification of documents directly from President Trump as soon as possible.  Despite the executive office directive to AG Bill Barr, the republican group seemingly do not trust the DOJ and FBI institutional interests.

It’s a smart move to keep the pressure on.

Two weeks ago Judiciary Committee member John Ratcliffe outlined his view of U.S. Attorney John Durham as a benefactor of the declassification insofar as Durham could gain information for his “review”.

Rep. Ratcliffe noted Durham was essentially a ‘special counsel’ and could use access to documents as a tool toward a grand jury review [ergo DOJ declassification would be needed].  However, along with noting a possibility of John Durham’s intent, Ratcliffe was direct in tempering expectations of any upcoming public declassification.

The possibility of Durham exploiting/using documents declassified by his boss, AG Bill Barr, could suggest some of the material may not be made public; indeed that’s the inference from Ratcliffe two weeks ago as he outlined to Maria Bartiromo.

If accurate, it is worthwhile considering what *could be* publicly declassified by AG Barr, and yet not run afoul of any investigative value for Durham.   Example: the declassification of the Rosenstein scope memos to Robert Mueller (no longer a reason to be hidden) would not seem to materially affect the investigative intents of Durham.

So considering investigative value, what documents could be purposefully made public that would not impede Durham?

Here’s the list of material possible for declassification. This was the original list as outlined in 2018:

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

Additionally, since the 2018 list was developed, more information has surfaced about underlying material.  This added to the possibility of documents for declassification:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It would appear the Rosenstein scope memos, Kavalec memo about contact with Chris Steele, original FISA application of Carter Page and transcript of Papadopoulos conversation with Halper etc, could be released without impeding a grand jury review.

The Inspector General report on FISA abuse has been delayed due to the new angle of interviewing Christopher Steele.  Given the nature of this new aspect; and considering the process for a report assembly after investigation all the way to release (a minimum of a month); it is highly unlikely we will see the IG report until the end of July or August 2019… which triggers suspicions of the proverbial DC can-kicking process.

It is interesting how Special Counsel Robert Mueller could efficiently move from investigations to indictments, to court cases and pleadings, through to jury trials and convictions within a year….  Yet the full weight of the DOJ can’t complete an investigation of corrupt internal behavior in multiple years.

Perhaps the inefficiency is an institutional feature, not a flaw.

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265 Responses to 23 House Republicans Suspect DOJ Cover-up in Progress? – Request “Prompt” Declassification from President Trump…

  1. waltherppk says:

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    • OldSaltUSNR says:

      What, more “Trust the plan!” stuff?

      Fool me once, shame on you,
      Fool me twice, shame on me.
      Fool me 123,496,567 times, I’m a “Q”/Qanon believer!! Trust the plan!!”

      I wonder how that motto will play in 2021, 2025, or maybe 2050, if Q-bots will still be holding forth about their famous many internal G-men who are going to take down all the Obama anti-Trump Coup conspirators.

      Reality is this: No subpoenas, no indictments, no convictions, no nothing is happening except the massive government coverup at Justice, the FBI, CIA, NSA, Presidential archivist for Obama, and every and any place else witnesses or evidence may exist that could result in a successful prosecution. It ain’t happening. It ain’t gonna happen.

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      • waltherppk says:

        Dealing with espionage it generally isn’t “litigation” that takes care of business ending that problem decisively. It involves more harsh measures.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Marlin says:

          Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Best being those hired by the people to a job, do thier job. Then there’s the old; If you want the job done right, you gotta do it yourself.

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  2. sucesfuloser says:

    The only reality we have is that it is all theater; illusionary bubbles do not burst during war times, but are solidified; such is the frailty of the human condition. If it is not a play about morality and virtue, it is one about deception and evil; our choice is what theater we attend.

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  3. Invisigoth says:

    Glad I’m not the only one who noticed.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. It is difficult to say just what is the right thing that should be done. The first thing that I’d do upon receipt of this letter is to “pick up the phon and call Bill Barr.”

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Jim in TN says:

    If someone used a Mark Twain story in grand jury testimony, could they use that to ban the book?
    If so, could they ban it forever by not prosecuting?
    To me, the only thing secret is whether or not the book was used.

    This is like saying that you can’t say a bank has been robbed, how much was taken, or even that the crooks were captured, because that information will surely be used in grand jury testimony.

    Something is very wrong. These are the people’s documents. Once declassified, they belong to the people. We have a right to know what the government has done in our name.

    We shouldn’t be kept from knowing that crimes were committed because they documented their crimes and called the documents secret. And we shouldn’t be kept from knowing that crimes weren’t committed.

    Using grand jury testimony to hide preexisting documents is nothing but a coverup.

    They released the unabomber’s manifesto. They can release these government documents.

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    • Susan Bolle says:

      The longer the delay, the more spin is created by the House to destroy innocent people.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Jim, I am in tune with you that any and all documents that are not needed for grand jury,etc., should be open to all of us as we have and are footing the bills and we are fed up with delays but want action faster if possible. However, reality is that pursuing so much of what is involved will take time and some documents have to be sought out to be found (and nothing ever is missing somewhere in the Internet even if they think bleaching works), but whatever is available we should all have, period. So many people need to be informed as completely as possible of what has been done to them and our Republic and many need to be awakened who either don’t have a clue or did but not the total damage that has been down to their freedom and rights. Again, ignorance is not a good thing when your life depends on being informed and those who have committed treason and/or sedition are truly known and will pay the full price.

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  6. lela says:

    Bill Barr like Gowdy talk a good game, I have yet to see any movement. Don’t tell me it takes time if Barr wasn’t deep state things would be happening.

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    • Unlike the “politicians” that you’re used to, Barr does not “leak” to the Press. (Recall that Mr. Mueller very much wanted to – he had prepared a series of “press releases” in his report.) He is dealing with a lot of classified material and extremely high-ranking present and former targets. “Knowledge Is Power™” as to what he knows or doesn’t; what he does or doesn’t. Don’t expect him to say anything until his cases are fully prepared. At this point in time, grand juries are probably meeting – in secret, as they do.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        George Papadalolous said hd testified before a Grand Jury.

        A year ago there were also reports of a Geand Jury in Arkansas.

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        • farrier105 says:

          Papadopoulos testified to Mueller’s grand jury. There was something happening in Arkansas, but whether it was an actual investigation, or an investigation designed to “sweep up evidence” will not be known until there is either an indictment, or a declination of prosecution that is made public.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Mike, Barr and his investigators are working hard and long because there are many investigations going on at one time. It is like a lawsuit, if you have to have all the info before you can file the suit or you won’t win what you sued for. Barr knows there is urgency and that is why he has many trusted to being doing a lot of work. A great attorney gets all the facts before he/she pounces. This is why we are hearing Brennan and others complaining as well as those in our swamp congress desperate and searching for someway to draw our attention away by thinking they can impeach Trump while forgetting they can be fired/impeached for that they have and are doing. This is a nasty fight in so many areas but we will be the winners. We have waited a long time and we want the best ending possible.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Bill Barr like Gowdy talk a good game, I have yet to see any movement.

      That’s an absolutely ridiculous statement. Barr could have said and did nothing since being confirmed. Instead he has said much and has opened an investigation. Investigations take time and the work should be kept private until the results are revealed.

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  7. Say Whatt?? says:

    The thing i want to know is if the latest from Horowitz is part of his White-Hat protocol, cmon!!??

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  8. curtisblacklabel says:

    It’s like when there is a scandal in Major League Baseball or the NFL. The commissioner is part of the “institution” so he does not want to blow up the building he lives in. Sadly, true, honest, thorough investigations of this debacle will be so devastating that even Barr is going to hold back on the reins. It’s like when Tom Brady broke the rules, smashed his cell phones, got Patriots employees to obstruct the investigation, etc. Too big to fail.

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  9. Michael Hennessy says:

    “Sources and Methods!”, the all encompassing cover to conceal.

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  10. BroMole says:

    Only 23?

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  11. Mark McQueen says:

    …and the 2020 re-election campaign begins.

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  12. itsy_bitsy says:

    The guilty MUST face consequences for their actions: Treason!

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  13. Kent says:

    Trump should have declassified all of this before the last election as he promised. He didn’t. Now day and weeks and months pass and more promises and zero documents made public. So, the citizens who need the information to know what happened are stonewalled, by Trump. This is clearly a circus. Declassification would not hinder prosecutions in the least, rather it would help create a strong public outcry for indictments now for those who clearly committed crimes.

    I am sick and tired of all the rationalizations and justifications for the President who made the promise to get all this to the public a year ago. He is failing to do what is needed to fight those who did the treason. I can only wonder why.

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    • H2 says:

      Bingo!

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      I can only wonder why you keep addressing President Trump as Trump,that is your point.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Carrie2 says:

        Dennis, we have many calling our Pres. just plain Trump because he actually is one of the “people”. We esteem him and that is why we are sooo happy with promises made and promises kept. It is like calling your favorite friend or relative by a name that is allowed. He is our MAN and it would be a pleasure to invite him for dinner because he is a member of our family, and why I send him birthday cards directly to him (and Melania) because they do not set themselves apart from us as if were king and queen. Lighten up everyone and just again thank God we have Trump.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        Presidents have been referred to by their last names, initials, or nicknames as long as I have been alive. It was a convention when we actually had print newspapers.

        Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump — all fine and fair ways to denote a subject in a headline and farther down the page.

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      • Pokey says:

        In the presence of the President, the people should address him as Mr President. In a political discussion, The People owe nobody in the Government any respect unless it is earned from The People.

        We are Americans, we don’t owe politicians any respect, they must respect us. If they don’t, The People must toss them out like badly burnt toast. I have no respect for pompous politicians of any stripe. I just want the criminals among them prosecuted. I am tired of all of this crap.

        I fear the criminals among our political class will never go to prison for their crimes and they will never have to suffer with Obamacare, Nor will they ever have illegals living in their own enclaves. We The People have lost control of our Government. I think it is all fubar.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Buzz off, armchair President.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Kent, if you don’t have patience then the whole thing explodes into nothing. Trump started a lot on his own but he is not an attorney and he is the boss of the supposed intelligence departments and the DOJ but smart enough to allow the crooks/traitors get in deeper and deeper and he has been working on this practically from his 1st day in office. All the ingredients are coming together and we will be so angry at so many of those who preferred money and position vs. supporting our Republic of freedom and rights but I guess they thought that their type of freedom and rights under communism was better.

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  14. As I commented here before, President Trump should have declassified on his own, not left it to Barr. And I consider it hogwash that any Durham “investigation” should have the effect of stymieing the declassification (again, of things that we normal people already know, thanks to Sundance and others). When the lawmen are known criminals, we should not let ourselves be hamstrung by their posturings of privilege in the handling of their crimes. The DOJ has even now not shown it can investigate itself, or its fellow law-enforcement agencies.

    With respect to this latest letter from 23 Republican representatives, I note the following:

    “…the FBI’s own Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide prohibits the FBI from using unverified material to obtain a warrant under FISA. Nevertheless, these unverified allegations [in the Steele dossier–HDH] were yet submitted to the FISC to request a warrant on Mr. Page.”

    If Barr were honest, he should understand that that is a clear legal indictment of the FBI, and warrants his own immediate DOJ indictment of the FBI personnel involved. In other words, they should be arrested and arraigned post haste, and let the real “game” — of the pursuit of justice according to the law — begin. That these representatives should give official voice to the open knowledge of this crime, and it not be already in process of prosecution, is itself criminal.

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  15. The disgraceful guilty of Treason must face consequences for Their actions,

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  16. dustahl says:

    Fire Wray and his associates, now
    Arrest Brennan, Comey, and 1/2 the FBI , now along with a lot of other people, if this has been the biggest coup in US history, act like it.

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  17. leftnomore says:

    It’s NOT COMING PEOPLE. Get your affairs in order and please God. He’s as done with this shthole as anyone. Judgment begins at the house of God…not in DC. As God’s called people we are failing. Forget political wars, they’re never going to work out for long even when we win them. We will answer to God for ourselves, not for these clowns.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      You act as though you can’t do anything and all is lost. Vote for better people. Run for office yourself. Re-elect Trump and give him the GOP majorities in the House and Senate again.

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    • Amy2 says:

      I won’t have to answer to God except for what I have done for the Kingdom after being saved, because I am the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV). That said, I believe God is very much involved in this. He heard our prayers regarding needing a good leader. I also see this as our last opportunity to truly use our freedom of speech to share the gospel “for a such a time as this.” Hang in there folks.

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  18. bored identity says:

    Sudance took his gloves off.

    Al this DOJ Fluke is just another proof that President Trump was having a yuge problem with staffing and recriting from day one. Unfortunatelly, he surrounded himself with too much Vice to be able fully to MAGA operate:

    Dick Cheney , December 4, 2016:

    “I think he (Trump) needs to be careful but he’ll learn as he goes along.
    I think he is putting some brains and good people with him.
    I am a big fan of Mike Pence.
    I know Mike well from his 12 years in the House and I think he’s a great choice as Vice President.
    He’s going to play a major role.
    I think Mr. Trump is taking very, very seriously the job that he has gotten now.
    Staffing up the administration.”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/12/04/cheney_to_cnns_barbara_starr_trump_took_us_to_point_where_we_dont_need_you_guys_anymore.html

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  19. aztecpiper says:

    Patience dear Brothers and Sisters.

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  20. Sherri Young says:

    This should be easy. AG Barr could take John Lausch’s work product, review it quickly, and release it to all of the members of the HSPCI and House Judiciary Committee as previously intended by Sessions.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/04/08/giddy-up-u-s-attorney-john-lausch-assigned-to-document-production/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/04/17/devin-nunes-outlines-three-key-issues-post-mueller-report-also-confirms-mueller-blocked-key-document-production/

    “Additionally, for the first time Devin Nunes confirms that it was Robert Mueller who blocked delivery of documents to the House investigative committees.”

    If the House democrats want to yell, “Obstruction” re Barr’s redaction of a few words of grand jury information, surely they will want to draw, quarter, skin, and hang Robert Mueller for his obstruction. If the House democrats want to claim that the House has constitutional authority over anything Barr does or does not do, surely they should agree that Robert Mueller and his pack of angry democrats Mueller must be subpoenaed to testify and answer questions by Republicans too.

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