DOJ Reverses Course in FARA Case – Calls Flynn “co-conspirator”, Doesn’t Want Flynn Testimony – Judge Sullivan Intervenes…

Breakthrough – Things Making Sense Now…

Lots of things going on in/around the two legal cases involving Michael Flynn today.  The origination of the DOJ shift in position involves the indirect case (EDVA) where Flynn is/was a witness in the FARA (Foreign Agent Registration Act) case against Bijan Rafiekian and the Flynn Intel Group.

Hat Tip to Techno-Fog for a litany of legal filings assembled today [132 pages here].  This is somewhat complex to explain.

The direct case against Flynn (Judge Sullivan court – Washington DC), where Flynn copped a guilty plea for lying to FBI investigators, has a sentencing predicated on Flynn’s ongoing cooperation in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) case against Bijan Rafiekian and FIG (Flynn Intel Group).  However, in a stunning move today the DOJ prosecuting Rafiekian now says it will not call Flynn as a witness; and further the DOJ state they now consider Flynn an “unindicted co-conspirator”.

From court filings (on behalf of Flynn) we find the reason.  Michael Flynn refused a demand by the DOJ to testify that the Flynn Group FARA filing was completed with knowingly false information and contained “false statements”.

Michael Flynn refused to testify to this DOJ construct because the claim was not true.

Michael Flynn and his lawyers say there was no intentional filing of false information in the Flynn Group FARA submissions; and the FARA forms were submitted based on legal advice provided for their completion.  If there were mistakes in the FARA filing, they were not falsehoods and/or mistakes made purposefully or with purposeful intent.

When Flynn agreed to the plea for lying, he was agreeing with hindsight and accepting the government position that some of the material in the FARA submission was false.  However, Flynn did not admit that anything was intentionally false, but rather an outcome of mistakes made within a process that relied on legal advice.

(Source – pg 6)

It is worth noting here that Flynn lawyers call out former DOJ-NSD Official David Laufman for pressuring Flynn to sign the FARA submission; a FARA submission the DOJ would later claim contained false information.

The DOJ prosecutors wanted Flynn to say that he, the group and Bijan Rafiekian, knew the information on the FARA submissions was false.  Flynn refused; and would not testify to that falsehood in the case.  As a result the DOJ retaliated against Flynn by changing his position to a “co-conspirator” and cancelling his testimony.

The DOJ prosecutors don’t want Flynn to testify (no longer want his cooperation) because his testimony would undercut the foundation of their case against Bijan Rafiekian.

Here’s Flynn’s Filing:

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So with Flynn’s cooperation now at issue in the secondary EDVA case, in the primary case against Flynn himself, Judge Sullivan (Washington, DC) wants some answers:

BACK TO EDVA – The lawyers for Bijan Rafiekian, also filed motions to dismiss the DOJ indictment based on the prosecutors inability to prove the Flynn Intel Group knowingly acted on behalf of the Turkish government.

Essentially Rafiekian is arguing the Flynn group were hired and advocating for private interests and they had no reason to belief the Turkish government was behind the contract.  This is the essential underpin for the FARA registration.  If the Flynn Group didn’t know they were contracted by a foreign government, they wouldn’t know how to fill out the FARA forms.

Here’s where it gets interesting and a picture starts to emerge.  It is possible, very possible, the DOJ-NSD using their legally authorized database and surveillance access, knew the background principals behind the Flynn Group contract were members of the Turkish Government. [DOJ-NSD head David Laufman knew]  However, Flynn, Rafiekian and their lawyers did not know; and therefore signed a FARA submission that was later shown to be false.

Yes, Laufman -representing the DOJ- knowingly pressured Flynn to sign a FARA submission while withholding evidence the DOJ would later use to prove the FARA submission contained materially false information.  That’s how it looks.

The same David Laufman who sat in on the Clinton email interview.  The same David Laufman who was FBI official Monica McLean’s lawyer when things got sketchy about her work with “beach friend” Christine Blasey-Ford…

… Yes, THAT David Laufman.

In a late breaking development, Judge Anthony Trenga (EDVA) ruled the DOJ has not presented evidence sufficient to establish “evidence of a conspiracy” for the purposes of admitting the hearsay statements of alleged co-conspirator (Flynn).

TECHNO: “Notably absent” from the DOJ’s proffer is “any evidence… that Flynn… has admitted that he made certain false statements in the FARA filing” that was part of the alleged conspiracy.

(Source)

TECHNO: “the FARA statement and related filings do not reflect the existence of the alleged conspiracy to act as undisclosed Turkish agents”

TECHNO: Turkey funding – the US didn’t have the evidence. “the US may not argue or state to the jury that Turkey … funded the work by Flynn Intel Group under the contractual agreement”

Here’s the EDVA Ruling:

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Bear with me…

Here’s what I THINK is going on…. Keep in mind we saw this in 2016, and we warned about something weird going on in the background, but we did not know what it was.

Now we have hindsight to overlay with our CTH warnings in late 2016 (Oct/Nov).

I suspect the DOJ-NSD knew Flynn was lobbying for clients closely related to the Turkish government.  I suspect Flynn was already under Title-3 surveillance (confirmed by Mueller report) and this lobbying issue likely became the legal predicate for a Flynn Title-1 FISA warrant.  [Go Deep To See] That 2016 FISA warrant, likely approved by FISA Judge Rudy Contreras, allowed the DOJ-NSD -via FBI (Strzok)- to launch a counterintelligence investigation into the people who hired Flynn as a lobbyist.

If my suspicion is correct, in addition to the larger surveillance issues upon Flynn, the DOJ-NSD knew the people who contracted Flynn and Rafiekian were a ‘front‘ for senior Turkish officials (not withstanding possible WH coordination).

(See Page 132 – Flynn Docs)

So when Flynn was confronted by DOJ-NSD head David Laufman, he was being *interviewed* by a DOJ official who knew more about the contract initiator than Flynn did.  The DOJ-NSD and David Laufman was involved because manipulating FARA violations was the method to conduct surveillance (SEE HERE).

David Laufman then pressured Flynn in January 2017 to sign the FARA submission, knowing it contained material that was false, but unbeknownst to Flynn.  This later became the predicate for the FARA case against Flynn and Rafiekian.

However, there’s a twist as highlighted by the Judge Trenga order.

The DOJ (Laufman first) knew the background of the FARA filing was false because they had conducted a FISA Title-1 investigation prior to the Flynn FARA submission; and the DOJ (Mueller team now in 2017) knew the Turkish government was behind the lobbying contract…..

….But the DOJ cannot tell the court how they knew the lobbying contract was from the Turkish government, because they didn’t want to reveal the FISA surveillance; AND the DOJ may have an additional interest in hiding their knowledge of their origination of the lobbying contract by the Turkish government,… because it might have been somewhat coordinated by the Obama White House (pro-brotherhood, and pro-Erdogan).

See the issue?

Slimy bastards.

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523 Responses to DOJ Reverses Course in FARA Case – Calls Flynn “co-conspirator”, Doesn’t Want Flynn Testimony – Judge Sullivan Intervenes…

  1. visage13 says:

    Oh my goodness when are the deep state scumbags going to be held accountable for anything??? They keep ruining people’s lives and trying to take down our President. I pray everyday that justice is going to get served on these people.

    Liked by 42 people

    • Bill says:

      It’s looking like never. This organism we call the United States government appears to be so infected that when one wound is closed ten more pop up. These people are everywhere. It feels like the scene in Independence Day when all the fighter pilots run out of missiles and Randy Quaids character has to Kamakazi into the alien weapon to save the earth. Who and how is somebody going to do that to save America? Because this alien ship is huge and doesn’t seem to have a vulnerability.

      Liked by 18 people

      • bertdilbert says:

        No wonder Syndey said it was going to take 3 months for her to get her hands around it.

        Liked by 26 people

        • Ready Steady Go says:

          I do believe that Me Sidney Powell knows this and has this under control. Does anyone else get the feeling that these moves will result in Mr Mueller no showing his hearing??? Laura Ingram just insinuated Alex Acosta was told by superiors to go easy on Epstein because he was an FBI informant. Who was FBI director in 2008? Yep, you guessed correctly. Now Ed Buck maybe indicted soon. I don’t believe in coincidences. Trump is screwing his enemies 6 ways to Sunday. Delicious!!!!

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          • Robert Smith says:

            Note the section about appealing to Main Justice over Acosta’s head.

            https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/2594

            “…“…According to Acosta, now dean of the Florida International University College of Law, federal prosecutors and agents met with Black in the summer of 2007. The prosecutors presented Epstein a choice: plead guilty to state felony charges resulting in two years imprisonment, registration as a sex offender and restitution for the victims or prepare for a federal felony trial.

            What followed, Acosta said, was that Epstein’s defense team launched “a yearlong assault on the prosecution and the prosecutors.

            “I use the word assault intentionally, as the defense in this case was more aggressive than any which I, or the prosecutors in my office, had previously encountered,” Acosta said in his letter.

            Among the “legal superstars” on Epstein’s defense team: Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr, Jay Lefkowitz and several others, including prosecutors who had formally worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Justice Department.

            Acosta said that one member of the defense team warned him “the office’s excess zeal in forcing a good man to serve time in jail might be the subject of a book if we continued to proceed with this matter.”

            Black said he’s never heard anyone mention writing a book about the Epstein case. “Mr. Acosta claims we negotiated in bad faith by appealing to the Department of Justice in Washington,” Black said. “Any person under investigation by a United States attorney, meaning any of the 94 such offices in the country, has the right to seek review by the Department of Justice and it is so provided for in their manual. Thus I cannot imagine invoking this right could be construed as bad faith.

            “In our system of justice, people are given the right of appeal and there should be no implication of wrong doing by exercising it.

            “Finally Mr. Acosta mentions we looked for personal peccadilloes of prosecutors,” Black said. “I am not sure what he refers to but this never happened. We did point out misconduct and over-reaching by certain people involved in the investigation. Not only is there nothing wrong with this but it is a necessary part of the process. There will always be people who abuse the great power of the government and we can not stand by silently when it occurs.”

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      • Bill, The corruption and shear number of people either part of or blackmailed/threatened is mind boggling! The judges, Congress, WH (BHO & Admin plus others I’m sure), lawyers, investigators, Law Enforcement……..right on down to the average man who could be used as a useful idiot if need be.

        The one thing that holds all these corrupt spiderwebs together is money.
        A great starting point would be to stop the money flow. But how do you do that.

        I pray and hope that there are people who are working to git this evil which has taken over our Great country. President Trump is working 20 hr per day to correct the course.
        I think that’s why so many people who are rich and in power hate (fear) him.

        Liked by 16 people

        • convert says:

          It’s breathtaking, not only because it’s happening at all in what was once the most just, least corrupt government humanly possible, but that the media endorses and enables and helps cover up. But also because 90%+ of Americans don’t have a clue what’s going on here. It’s so frightening that these insane, ruthless, and wrongheaded people have almost unfettered power.

          Liked by 12 people

        • Dutchman says:

          Ms. Molly Anna;
          “A great starting point would be to stop the money flow, but HOW do you do that?”
          Read Sundances excellant articles on TRADE and MAGA nomics, where he talks about how the price of widgets or lemons is manipulated, to exfiltrate wealth out of the U.S.

          THATS how. You (and anyone else who wants to know the answer to your most relevant question) will need to READ it, over and over,…and over. Its like that, a little sinks in, then a little more and then finally there is that OMG, I THINK I get it! moment.

          Basically, the way to drain the swamp is NOT to put on waders, and climb in to wrestle the creatures.
          “Its hard to remember your goal was to DRAIN THE SWAMP, when your up to your *ss in Alligators!”,..and water moccasins, boa constrictors, malaria carrying mosquitos, pyranha and quicksand!
          No, you go miles away, following the SOURCE of the water ($) that supplies the swamp (China and multinational corps). You cut off or divert that ‘water’ and the swamp will drain. And thats EXACTLY what PDJT is doing with MAGANOMICS and Trade.

          “There are TRILLIONS at stake!”

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        • Bill says:

          Excellent point MMA. But does Trump have enough time to shut off all the money flow, even if he makes two terms? And even if he does, I would imagine these same people in the network would just re-structure and meld into the new system. Then when Trump leaves they will be right back where they were. Hopefully with at least a few locked up at least.

          It’s just very disheartening.

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      • Kenji says:

        They all provide cover for each other’s nefarious deeds. It’s a sick, sick, organism the Deep state. Their schemes are just complex enough to confuse the average American … and the mass media are too illiterate to explain it. Our nation is doomed if these rats cannot be exterminated.

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      • mike says:

        It’s not just infected, it’s infested

        Liked by 2 people

      • desperatelyseekingmelania says:

        If it could be taken out by hitting one target I would have done it myself a long time ago

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        I pictured that same scene. I can see the jet going vertically and hearing those calm words, “up yours”. That sums up the way many, many of us feel about the Obama “Intelligence” system (likely also Clinton and both Bushes). It took a businessman with no political “obligations” to come in, stir the pot and have a little sunlight dawn.
        We have to get to the mother ship to begin breaking down the bullet proof shields of the smaller ships. Let’s just hope that while many of us were hoping for a few little ships to go down, that our “Mr. President” has the mother ship in his radar. Instead of putting the bodies of the captured aliens in those tanks of liquid in Area 51, let’s put them in the Smithsonian for all Americans to see as a reminder that absolute corruption corrupts absolutely.

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    • Gregory Sherman says:

      Which will happen first?
      1) Advanced life is discovered on another planet.
      2) A ‘Deep State’ major coup player is indicted.
      3 ) Hell freezes over.

      Liked by 9 people

        • Rex says:

          Inevitable unless God intervenes..

          Liked by 2 people

          • Ready Steady Go says:

            5 Bob Mueller testifies

            Liked by 1 person

            • nimrodman says:

              As far as OUR interests go, it matters not whether Mueller testifies or not.

              He’s said repeatedly that he’s “not going to venture from the 4 corners of my report”.

              He’ll do exactly that.

              He’ll stiff-arm any questions from Republicans – such as
              “When did you no there was ‘no collusion’, and why didn’t you announce that finding when you knew it – instead of keeping it secret until past the mid-term elections?

              Meanwhile, he WILL answer Dem questions that are helpful to the Dem narratives, emphasizing that “couldn’t find Trump NOT GUILTY of yada yada …”

              Anyone who thinks Repubs will get meaningful answers out of Mueller that are neutral or at all positive for PresTrump – I got a plot of land to sell you – it’s nice and flat, a little water collects when it rains hard, but …

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              • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

                He’ll stiff-arm any questions from Republicans – such as
                “When did you no there was ‘no collusion’, and why didn’t you announce that finding when you knew it – instead of keeping it secret until past the mid-term elections

                If they ask those types of Hannity-lite questions they WILL get the stiff arm (or some other digit)…..
                I think Ratcliffe, Jordan, Nunes & Co have far better ones that can be asked that he will either
                Have to answer
                OR
                Look like an bumbling idiot by not answering (which is just as good if you ask enough of them)
                Recall Senate Republicans asked Barr several questions in his testimony post report release about the Mueller investigation.
                They need answers to those in order to move forward on an impeachment trial.
                It’s their CYA.
                (And that assumes they want to remove Trump).

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        • Vivi says:

          More than likely. I just don’t see how else it will go. There is no other remedy other than a civil war.

          Liked by 1 person

          • nimrodman says:

            … better be launched while PresTrump is still in office

            … don’t want the power of the military and Federal law enforcement agencies in the hands of the other side

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              … don’t want the power of the military and Federal law enforcement agencies in the hands of the other side

              You assume they all are now on Trump’s side.

              This is a problem with the zeal for Civil War I see many comment about that seems to go unconsidered.

              The last civil war was fought with rifled muskets and cannons on wide open fields, during the day with time-outs during winter. (mostly)

              No drones, Warthogs, Tomahawks, Spectre gunships, Abrams…..

              and my gun case is fresh out of Javelins

              I may have to fight my way off my own STREET just to join up

              If the United States own World Cup Soccer Team can DIS our country and POTUS while on the world stage…………
              what makes anyone believe that the entirety of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will fall in on “our side”

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      • Robert Smith says:

        6) Jeff Sessions strikes

        Liked by 1 person

      • Reloader says:

        God intervenes.

        Liked by 1 person

    • AH_C, Boofer says:

      It’s already happening… Stay tuned.

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    • Big Jake says:

      Never.

      Like

    • MelH says:

      Emphasis; “Slimy Bastards!”

      Liked by 1 person

    • Issy says:

      I know. I’ve about had it. Wait for this, and wait for that, Horowitz, then Durham and now it appears nothing will be done till the 2020 election is over.

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  2. Don McAro says:

    Slimy bastards…. you certainly have a way with words Sundance

    Liked by 19 people

    • formerdem says:

      it is brilliant. never would i have understood this without SD. Never. This is the kind of thing long long ago the NYT or New Yorker would have covered. no more no more.

      Liked by 15 people

      • MelH says:

        EXACTLY, formerdem, which is why we must ALL hit the Donate button in the left column of this page for the fact that there is NO other person, save Sundance and team., who would get us the documents, and explanation, that show TRUTH! It is so calming to be reassured we are on the RIGHT side of TRUTH. Thank you God that we have this place to come to for TRUTH.

        Liked by 4 people

    • dallasdan says:

      Including profanity is highly atypical of SD’s literary style. When he/she does it, it is clear that the feeling about the subject is intense. I’m fine with honest expressions of passion.

      Liked by 12 people

      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        It’s been known for quite a while…..Sundance is a “He”…..

        And being in the Marines for 20 years, I did learn that properly spoken, profanity is a brief but artful way to gain one’s understanding with the least amount of words or explanations.

        Most people understand this…..some do not and desire to push their belief system…..but hey to each his own…

        Liked by 11 people

        • dallasdan says:

          Thank you for the gender identification. I agree regarding the impact of responsibly interjected profanity in a discussion, given appropriate respect is shown for the audience.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Dutchman says:

          Agree, Gunny.
          My Dad clearly communicated I had ‘screwed up’when he said;
          “Whadya got, sh*t for brains, kid?”

          Thou shalt not take the Lords name in vane.
          The whole first chapter is ALL “begats’, and I believe PROFANITY is about degrading religious beliefs, has nothing to do with scatalogical or procreative functions.
          They do, however if artfully used, communicate efficiently, as you say.

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          • nimrodman says:

            Not that it’s profane or anything – so I’m venturing a bit off-topic – but your Dad story reminded me of my favorite Dad story

            If he’d see me muttering to myself, he’d ask

            “Who ya talking to?”

            I’d reply “myself”

            He’d parry with
            “Gettin’ any answers?”

            I heard it a buncha times and I never tired of it

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            • nimrodman says:

              … and since it’s Gunny in on the conversation, I’ll add:

              I never served but Dad went ashore at Normandy Beach at 18 yrs old

              Woulda been 17 but he’d been in North Africa the prior year at that age

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              • nimrodman says:

                … he went ashore as a Medic

                Had a helmet with big white circles painted on all 4 sides with a red cross in the middle of each

                You know, Geneva conventions that Medics shouldn’t be shot at and all that civilized stuff

                Big bullet crease on one side

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              • Good_heavens_are_you_still_trying_to_win says:

                Your dad and my uncle probably served together in Africa, although my uncle got on the continent through Sicily and then Anzio … the most heroic battle fought by young Americans that no one knows about. My old man did business later with a guy who was a Panzer commander at Anzio. He (the ex-Panzer commander) said he knew then the war was over because he saw so much carnage inflicted upon those American boys and ” … they just kept COMING”.

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                • nimrodman says:

                  Thanks, Good heavens

                  Looks like my Dad diverted himself away from Anzio and Sicily. He was always trying to transfer out to “safer” units. Here’s a writeup from my brother:

                  “He found out that if you were drafted you were enrolled in the United States Army, but if you enlisted voluntarily you were enrolled in the Regular Army of the United States. The difference was that ‘regulars’ had more influence over their job assignment and posting than did draftees. Dad thought he might be better able to get through the war alive that way. He was assigned to the infantry and sent to North Africa where saw action in Tunisia and Morroco.

                  “He quickly decided that the infantry was a bad proposition and line divisions stayed in combat for months at a time. He noticed that the Airborne units did not do much fighting and were quickly pulled back to hold in reserve, spending time in large towns with the ladies while the line units fought it out with the Germans.

                  “Anyway, he decided to volunteer for airborne training and told them he had been a physican’s assistant before the war. So they sent him to England and made him a medic. What he did not realize was that a medic had to rescue the wounded, essentially his life expectancy was dictated by the stupidest man in the unit who was usually wounded first.

                  “Dad was sent to the 82nd Airborne Division in England. When the Normandy Invasion was imminent he found out that his Division was expected to take 80% casualties. They had more medics than TO&E in the 82nd and so asked for volunteers to be detached temporarily to the 1st Infantry Division, his old outfit. So he volunteered and finagled his way into it. This didn’t work out so well, he was in the third wave at Omaha Beach where most of his unit was killed.”

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                • nimrodman says:

                  oops, I might be wrong about Anzio and Sicily, I was presuming they were after N. Africa, not prior. If they were on the way to N. Africa then he probably was there as well. He was 1st Division Army Infantry into Africa, then got himself transferred out to 82nd Airborne between Africa and Normandy but then last-minute re-assigned back to 1st Division to go ashore at Normandy. He was a bit of a conniver (to save his own ass), a bit of a Yossarian maybe.

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            • Dutchman says:

              My dad would say “its o.k. to TALK to yourself, everybody does it. If you start answering yourself, you got problems!

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          • georgehumphries9802 says:

            I was an Army Captain, never used profanity at all, but my wife always said I could ‘cuss em out without any version of profanity. Yes, I still love her.

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      • free2313 says:

        The use of profanity is the ideal against the profane.

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  3. Carrie says:

    Any decent Judge would demand to know when exactly the surveillance on Flynn began and exactly what it was predicated on and using which court order. But I’m not holding my breath here.

    Liked by 19 people

    • islandpalmtrees says:

      I am trying to make my point, about the current state of our Judges by repeating a headline “Obama-Appointed Activist Judge Blocks DOJ Motion to Withdraw Legal Team on Census Case”. Just another example

      Levin, has made it clear for anyone who has listen to his latest on FoxNews that Judges are part of the resistance. The article above, reflects one example or result,of what Levin has been talking about. What is your opinion?
      ,
      Life, Liberty & Levin 7/7/19 | Breaking Fox News July 7, 2019

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      • The Demon Slick says:

        That means the DOJ lawyers that were handling the case are deep staters. Leaking everything to the deep state judge and the deep state plaintiffs and the enemedia, coordinated half assed measures pretending they’re trying. No other reason for the judge to make Barr keep them on it.

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        • islandpalmtrees says:

          And, the Higher Court, Because by Extrapolation, the Higher Court must be turning a “Blind Eye” or be incompetent.

          So who would judge Judge Sullivan to report too?

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    • Skippy says:

      Let’s not give up on Judge Sullivan. He seems a very deep, perculating thinker. I still have hope he will do what is right.

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    • evergreen says:

      If Laufman, et al, were content to sit idly by and allow Flynn to file (to their supreme joy), that would be one thing.

      To badger and harangue, most uncharacteristically–per the observation of those in the know–Flynn, et al, to FILE! a known (only to Laufman, et al) untruth, well, that has to be a special class of official and punishable misconduct.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Looks an awful lot like coercion to commit perjury, to me. Given weismans track record, which is abysmal in terms of cases ‘holding up’, the Flynn case is only one of several where there is the real potential to blow up in their faces.

      They are clinging to, and relying on the Russia hacked narrative, but as it unravels, the whole thing falls apart.
      So, thats Stone, and possibly Durham, and possibly I.G.

      This is looking like misprison of felony, prosecutorial misconduct, obstruction, coercion of perjury. An awful heavy roof, supported by some awful shakey pillars.

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      • jrapdx says:

        As described in the story, Laufman’s conduct sounds a lot like the classic “entrapment” shenanigans employed by incompetent or dishonest LEOs to bait a suspect into committing crimes and subsequently getting arrested for it. Indeed the Mueller team track record shows perfect willingness to stoop to such means to “get their man”. On the good side it’s unraveling at remarkable, and accelerating, speed. I get the feeling the pile on is about to begin as the evidence becomes unavoidably compelling.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yes. I also wonder whether Sidney is communicating at all with Stones legal team, PapaD, Corsi. All the victims of weisman/mueller need to coordinate their approach, share info, etc. Kinda an “Anti-Lawfare team.

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          • jrapdx says:

            That’s possible, though much is public knowledge re: Weissman/Mueller’s past abuses of prosecutor’s authority. Still, within the limits of their professional ethics it would be great if the victims’ attorneys coordinated their efforts to take down these hideously corrupt former officials. However I suspect they’ll be content to get their clients off the hook, dealing with Mueller’s Dirty Cops is a mission for another day.

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            • underwhelmingposter says:

              Was not Sidney involved in the Arthur Andersen case that was reversed at the Supreme Court 9-0? Before representing Flynn, she had commented fairly deeply about Weizmann’s tactics, and reversals due to his malignancies of law.

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      • kp says:

        “General Flynn, have you stopped beating your wife yet?”

        There was never a correct answer or a way out. So, he bit the bullet and prayed that justice would prevail. I pray for him, and justice too.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Sounds like he refused to take the final step, and commit perjury, even when coerced.
          And, he had to wait till mueller team was disbanded, (I guess) before threat to son was off the table. His first legal team, having to do as he wished, may have done just what he,wanted, and gone along with Muellers stalling tactics. No choice.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Desperately clinging to the Russia hacked narrative:
        See this blow in the Concord Management “Tweety Bird” case

        https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6185644/Sealed-Order.pdf

        “The practical effect of the broadside (release of the Mueller Report) by AG Barr and SC Mueller on Concord was to advise the world (including potential jurors) that the allegations in the indictment are true and that the defendants in this case were operating as part of a Russian-government led interference campaign expressly linked to the allegations in United States v. Netyksho,” .
        “This despite the fact that the indictment contains no such allegation.”

        Another example of overstatement in the Mueller Report NOT matching the actual facts.

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  4. gary says:

    wow. i hope laufman gets nailed. i believe he is gone already. flynn is going to sue us for millions. alright!

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    • frances says:

      I think Sidney Powell coming on board is the best thing to happen to Flynn in a long, long time. I suspect this admission they now wanted him to sign was because of her coming on board. They may have thought they already had him nailed, but now with her in the picture they may have wanted his signature to ensure they had him and hoped to sneak this doc past her. Might have worked it they pulled this stunt earlier on with the prior law firm.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      IMO Laufman looks almost exactly like the archenemy of Stark in Iron Man I.

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  5. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Excellent, Sundance!

    This makes so much sense, go Sidney!!!!!

    Come on, Judge Sullivan, slam it in!

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  6. Interested Observer says:

    This is ridiculous if true. I am beyond Angry because if they can do this to Flynn, they do this to countless others.

    I hate the FBI and DOJ at this point. I hate everything about those institutions because they are corrupt. Very sad days for me as I used to look up to those institutions. Now I don’t believe a word they say.

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    • Prairie Dog says:

      Ditto

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    • Gregory Sherman says:

      Even worse than the institutions of the FBI and DOJ are the people in them.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Robert Smith says:

        The corruption is complete. The allegiance is to their institutions and personal benefit by association to it.

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      • georgehumphries9802 says:

        I too am sick of the statements about the corrupt FBI/DOJ that say its only the top tier, not the lower level people. Surely to God someone(s) noticed all this yet refused to speak up. The lower level people ignored the wrongdoing is return for their paychecks. Goodness, there are millions of ways to make a living in this country without groveling. One of the reasons for the invasion from abroad.

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    • Roger Thornhill says:

      I hate the FBI, DOJ and the USA Women Soccer Team. Very disappointed they won. I hope the bad guys at the FBI and DOJ don’t also get to win.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        I was furious and rooting for France, even though I despise Macron.

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        Only liberals in America in 2019 could cause normal, patriotic, America-loving citizens to root against the FBI, the DOJ and a US national World Cup soccer team… I used to respect liberals 40 years ago — not because I agreed with them, but because they kept conservatives honest, on our toes, and raised issues we sometimes were inattentive to or took for granted. Now I just think they suck and have no redeeming value any longer. Classic liberalism is long gone.

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      • WSB says:

        Ha! I agree completely! The small man team.

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        • lotbusyexec says:

          Very small. Remember they practiced against/with a middle school soccer team in preperartion for the World Cup and the middle school team beat them. The American soccer team was classless and degraded our sense of sportsmanship with their endless showboating and disrespect towards their opponents. Shameful display!

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      • Toxic lesbianism is ruining the country. But don’t get me wrong, I get along with the cool lesbians: we both see hot chicks and appreciate them; and we can talk sports all night. But the aforementioned are TX lesbians who carry guns, not NorCal ones who carry kale chips or whatever.

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      • Issy says:

        I don’t hate, I just find all these cretins disgusting and contemptible and hope they get what they deserve.

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    • CM-TX says:

      It’s very sad. Sadder there are NO heroes of justice among the entire rotten bunch at either one. Having made that discovery 7+ years ago, I do recall the feeling. It’s almost heartbreaking, & kind of shatters your world view.

      The good news is, it lessens with each additional case or example surfacing– & only ever confirms that initial conclusion. You soon realize it’s not worth emotionally investing in, & so see it only objectively… well, minus the disgust– that part never goes away. But that’s only b/c it NEVER changes.

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    • Trump Train says:

      Amen. I literally could tear the ***** throat out of these people i i got hold of them . Every single one of them needs to be executed PERIOD…………….IS THERE A PROSECUTOR, JUDGE, COURT THAT ISN’T CORRUPT To make this possible.

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    • RKEESX says:

      YEP, FBI AND DOJ ARE CORRUPT….AS IS THE U.S. CONGRESS. SUGGEST NO VOTES FOR INCUMBENTS.

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    • MelH says:

      Doesn’t it just make you want to cry for all the innocents who have suffered at the hands of “Slimy Bastards”? Watch the movie “Shawshank Redemption”, for solace.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      I drive by the FBI office here when I take my Granddaughter to work. When I pass by, I think exactly like Interested Observer. It is sad. Look at the likes here. The deep state has done some major damage to the FBI/CIA/NSA etcetera….

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  7. margarite1 says:

    And this is the snake pit POTUS entered to save this country from them. It’s a miracle he’s still standing. Donald Trump is a hero..

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  8. Sentient says:

    What – if anything – does this tell us about Barr? I’ll admit my ignorance, but isn’t he supposed to be running DOJ?

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    • FrankieZee says:

      We can only hope that AG Barr is picking the right battles to pick right now for the biggest wins. There are so many corrupt people in the DOJ, that you have to make a decision to kneecap them with the bigger wins. Flynn may not be that big of a prize right now. I know that may sound cruel, but we have to get the bigger fish right now. Just my thought.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        That was very cruel, with all due respect. General Flynn is a hero 33 years in the military and you mean to tell me some Bozo or bozos in your corrupt to the tilt government that do sweet nothing are more important. Just shoot them all that are crooked, I am sorry enough of this bs. Who is paying the legal fees for Gen. Flynn. Good Lord, please help this man, and damn all the rest.

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        • MelH says:

          Sorry, but no cruel. Barr is only one man. Given the scope of the problem, POTUS needed to hire a huge staff to work for Barr. I am disappointed he hasn’t done that.

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          • cantcforest says:

            You would have to find a bunch of lawyers that don’t yearn to be part of the Deep State. Sorry Sundance? Sorry Rstvan.

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          • donna kovacevic says:

            Damn I doubt he Barr is a one man operation, surely he has at least 19 angry crooks working with him. I hate to say this and please forgive me, but I have been watching Barr’s eyes when he speaks, not giving me a fuzzy and warm feeling at all. Signaling at the best on the cooler side. I don’t trust him to do anything but save the institutions. I asked my hubby he has no clue who he is, but he said the same thing look at his eyes he is avoiding making eye contact. I don’t know how to best explain this, but his eyes are looking one way as he speaks., but he is thinking something completely different. JMO I will apologize if and when I am wrong. I doubt their is a One person doing anything, they go to the bathroom in groups.

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      • underwhelmingposter says:

        True enough. Just like the “Art of the Deal”, one has to pick the battles they want to fight, and then be “In It to Win It”! Too many battle fronts ruined Napoleon and Hitler (Thank God).

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Why do you (and others) always assume that Barr is doing nothing to fix problems? Do you think he’s going to come here and announce all of his activities? Would you if you were in his position? The guy just took over in February after 2 years of debacle with Sessions in that spot. Give him some time to get his bearings, Barr has big things going on right now including the new addition of the citizenship question.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      All these DoJ shenanigans happened before Barr was installed. He’s about to find out though. He’s got a full plate. He needs to investigate Laufman’s shenanigans before he retires/fires him. Pull his pension too.

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      • underwhelmingposter says:

        I would love it if personnel that had to leave employment for misdeeds (while employed) would not be able to enjoy a pension. Pensions should be given to loyal, hard working, honest folks that helped keep the direction on the straight and narrow. I imagine the SEIU would have issues with that, since employment and a pension is a God Given Right to their members. Same with the National Education Association. Good work and honor and dedication was not written in their Employment Bill of Rights. Only the guarantee of permanent employment and a pension are written in theirs.

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  9. MM says:

    And all of these slimy b@st@rds are still swaggering around free as a bird………
    While others are ruined financially……..
    Their reputations tarnished……
    This must not stand…

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  10. TradeBait says:

    Soetoro needs to pay – big time.

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  11. jjs says:

    Did the Obama WH really ever spend any time governing? Doesn’t sound like it to me. Flynn was set up; so how many hours of the governments time was used do that and what else didn’t get done like fixing the economy or securing the boarder?

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    • dd_sc says:

      Team Obama stopped governing in Nov. 2010 when the Democrats got shellacked in the mid-term elections. Senator Reid basically shut down the Senate. Senator McConnell complained but didn’t do much (unlike Schumer), and Speakers Boehnor/Ryan were just feckless RINOs.

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      • dd_sc says:

        Uniparty main efforts went into removing the Tea Party threat.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yes, both Obummer admin and RepubliCON leadership in CONgress were laser focused on that, and COLLUDED to bring down the Tea party.

          And, WHAT was it they wanted, again?

          OH, YEAH.Donor lists, now WHY would they want THOSE? To have contractors do 702 about search queries, you think?

          Using the power of the,State, to target your political enemies. 3rd world, banana republic stuff, what do we expect, when we elect a Kenyan?

          Or, a Chicago politician, works equally either way,…

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    • trump20162024 says:

      Obozoism was all about the deconstruction of American exceptionalism, by any means necessary.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      The IC and black budgets are HUGE. I think we are starting to get an idea of why that is.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      The Obama White House was preoccupied with race baiting, family vacations, apologizing to all (foreign countries) who would listen, giving money to despots, and collecting the Nobel Peace Prize. Quite the legacy! Not! PDJT did 10X more in 2.5 years than Obama in his entire two terms.

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  12. bofh says:

    SD – my head is spinning!

    Are these events a result of Flynn’s changing lawyers, or just the inevitable result of the case working itself out regardless of who represents him?

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  13. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    As a side note, I am stunned that the goings-on in the DOJ are so fractious that it bewilders me that Barr seems to be standing WAY BACK from the sideline watching it all. Is it because he can’t jump in to this double-rope-throw, or does he possibly already know the endpoint for all these convoluted schemes? Are we just watching a bunch of dead-ends playing out?

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    • MaineCoon says:

      All of the Flynn cases and certainly these DoJ shenanigans happened before he arrived. He might have been briefed by Laufman, but, Laufman would skew the events. He propably heard it on Fox news!

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  14. Gregory Sherman says:

    Isn’t this special. Even under Barr, the DOJ is still Gestapo 2.0

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Flynn’s cases were long before Barr arrived. The Sullivan matter has been pending sentence for almost a year. Is isn’t like Laufman briefed Bar on the sh*t he’s pulled. Barr probably heard it on Fox!

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  15. Bogeyfree says:

    So does Flynn walk??

    Second question, any change the Obama WH or these DOJ officials broke the law? And if so can Sidney sue on behalf of Flynn?

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  16. kathyca says:

    When it’s all written out like that, it seems quite obvious. Nice work.

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  17. It’s staggering this case is STILL going, millions upon millions of taxpayers dollars to silence a distinguished retired general who knows too much about the Obama Admin malfescense. Enough is enough, AG Barr should order the case against Flynn be dropped and he should be fully reimbursed for this flagrant abuse of government resources.

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  18. mugzey302 says:

    Banana republic tactics ~ underhanded, manipulative, without regard to take application of the law.

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  19. Brian Baker says:

    If this had happened with an incoming Democrat administration, the institutionally corrupt FBI would have warned them about foreign influence rather than use the intelligence to set them up.

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  20. Bogeyfree says:

    We have had 3.5 years of a planned coup to frame and take down a sitting President along with submitting knowingly false information to a FISA court and leaking information to the media and NOT ONE indictment anywhere!!!!

    A frickin coup against a sitting President and it’s not enough to prosecute ANYONE?

    If they won’t take action against the perpetrators of a coup on a sitting President then there is ZERO chance anything happens to those who did this to Flynn.

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    • kp says:

      Bogeyfree,

      Sidney Powell ain’t no ‘roll-over’ Sessions. She won’t let this go. It’s difficult to be certain, but now that she is on this? I’m going with that old adage, “Patience Grasshopper”.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      Once again I’ll say that in China, NK, and Russia, these deep state saboteurs would be disappeared – permanently. In the US of A, people have legal rights! These deep state actors will use EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!!

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  21. graphiclucidity says:

    Sidney Powell must scare the hell out of Brandon Van Grack for him to even try to pull this.
    The judge slapped it down the same day. 😀

    https://saraacarter.com/judge-slams-government-argument-that-michael-flynn-is-coconspirator-in-former-partners-trial/

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    • jbt says:

      I was thinking,,,she must be having a blast with this case.

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    • romy911 says:

      I am not reading this article as bad news. Ms. Powell is exposing how the Obama DOJ pressured General Flynn into signing the FARA filing. The FARA filing that they knew contained violations (unbeknownst to General Flynn) and planned to use to destroy General Flynn.
      And the possibility that the whole thing was set up by the Obama White House and the pro Erdogan and pro Muslim Brotherhood Turkish Government.
      Thank you Sidney Powell.

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      • jebg46 says:

        Another entrapment! Sidney Powell knows some of these enemies and knows how to dig deep enough to zero in on the roots of this conspiracy.

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      • Electra says:

        Yep. It was a brilliant play on the part of Sidney Powell. She maneuvered van Grack into a position where he was forced into an embarrassing about-face. And she accomplished this without having to change admiral Flyn’s guilty plea or without having to change his status as a cooperating witness. Now it is she that can accuse the DOJ of bad faith. Game on!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      These crooked DOJ drones should really think carefully how they decide to play out the string.

      Mueller already punted — and you’re going to finish the farce against Flynn? Not a smart move Van Grack.

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  22. Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

    Good Lord! Can anybody at least wait until the 10th and 11th to see what comes of all this before going DEFCON 6 Eeyore?

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    • NC Mom says:

      DEFCON 6 Eeyore….thanks for the chuckle JCiawDoug…I needed that.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Blister Bill says:

      We’re at defcon 1. The left have all of their troops assembled and they’re taking the high ground.

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    • delighteddeplorable says:

      Agreed, JCWD. It’s supremely frustrating and moves glacially, but we’ve come this far and all things considered, it STILL looks like POTUS will prevail, although perhaps not in a way that can be discerned right now.

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    • Gets awfully old doesn’t it? It’s really reached the point where it should be embarrassing to grown ass adults to Eeyore their way through such incredible well written and explanatory posts like this one without being able to decide to work their tails off sharing it for much needed progress with “normies” out there…

      The whining, the b!tching, the moaning… what does it do but aggravate and promote more of the same?

      Seriously, I’m asking… what? L 😀 L

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      • MelH says:

        TheHumanCondition, the whining, the bitching, the moaning is it’s own solace, for those of us who would otherwise feel alone, thus wrong, in the unique position of awakening to the utter corruption in the institutions we have counted on for all of our lives. I am 83, just discovering there are legions of “slimy bastards” that aren’t the “Commies” or “Satan” or “Gangs”or “Mobs”, but our very own government and lawyers. Discovering my spouse had another lover wouldn’t have been any more shocking, I suspect.

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        • Fair enuff Mel, but I wish it could be a one time deal… the day after day of droning on about the “lack of action” (while we are seeing plenty, actually!) is unnerving more so than the rest to me.

          I do have some sympathy for the newly awakened and normies though, I went through all this 29 years ago after listening to bush 1 tell me my (our, but I took it personally) nation was over with from our Oval Office.

          Glad you’re still learning and sharing with others too, I hope to at least come within a decade of your age someday, without much confidence in it I might add. Good on ya! I also hope you, I and every American otherwise get to experience true Liberty and Justice for all in our lifetimes, and soon. I also believe we will too, and sooner than later, just not on our timelines!

          May our Natural Creator bless you with good health and many years to go.

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    • georgehumphries9802 says:

      What I remember about DEFCON status is the larger the number, the less vigilant you have to be. 6 means you take a vacation. 1 means you’re locked, loaded and aimed.

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  23. Uncle Max says:

    Good stuff. Thanks for the analysis SD

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    • This is definitely a post we could/should share with “normies” to help them understand how the shadow gubmint derp staters operate against all of us

      They’ll never hear it from enemedia and it won’t be the subject of any “movies” for quite a while. I’d bet it will eventually though! 😉

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  24. Maybe it’s not defcon 6 eeyore. Maybe it’s just defcon 6. And maybe if our entire side went defcon 6 all at the same time, maybe we would start seeing results. Like indictments. Convictions. The other side running for their lives!

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  25. evergreen says:

    Acting under color of law to persecute Flynn. These guys deserve a special prosecution.

    They utilized federal intelligence strategic assets (intelligence collection) illegally (no FISA foundation) for the purpose of entrapping a political opponent (specifically targeted with malice as quoted while acting in official capacity–i.e., F*ck Flynn), badgered him via color of law to commit an unwitting “crime” while knowing Flynn could NOT know he was so doing.

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  26. MaineCoon says:

    The Great Sidney Powell will expose their dirty deeds. I believe Judge Sullivan will be e trememly outraged the DoJ was pulling a fsat one on the Court to the point that he accused Flynn of being a traitor. .Sanctions are in order, imo.

    Sundance, I hope we see the GoJ filing and response, plus a court transcript of a hearing. I expect J. Sullivan to explode.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Yep. Sanctions, I hope.

      Only comment I have and this is my personal comment… Judge is having none of this prosecutorial misconduct bullshit @GoJackFlynn @BarbaraRedgate @SaraCarterDC @seanhannity @flynn_neill @JackPosobiec @EagleEdMartin https://t.co/O31ozZ02dN— Joseph J. Flynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@JosephJFlynn1) July 10, 2019

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    • Dutchman says:

      Sanctions heck! Thats just the start. I want to hear him saying he’s writing a formal letter, to the BAR association, recomending disbarrment, for the whole legal team.
      After all, Muellers name is on the report, the Flynn prosecutor was working under his direction, and the whole mueller team was working on the prosecution.

      And then there is criminal prosecution.
      Conspiracy to: Obstruct Justice, Commit Perjury (any filing by prosecutors, is just like testimony before the court. If it contains what prosecutors KNEW to be misrepresentations of fact (lies) well, they committed PERJURY.
      Misprison of Felony. False imprisonment, I am sure there is more.

      And then, of coarse there SHOULD becivil penalties. The law indemnifying Prosecutors needs to be amended.
      Knowingly violating the law, in their official duties, should NOT be indemnified by the Government. THAT might stop this weisman freewheeling make our own rules style of prosecutions.
      I’m fine with a Prosecutor being indemnified if they, acting in good faith, prosecute an innocent person.

      Mistakes happen. However, when they KNOWINGLY prosecute an innocent person, fabricate evidence, suppress exonerating evidence, entrap defendants, suborn perjury, obstruct justice etc. they LOSE their indemnity.

      Incarcerate them, require victim restitution that bankrupts them, and for gods sake PULL their licence to practice law! Should have never given weisman a licence, to begin with!

      But thats just me.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Sanctions heck! Thats just the start. I want to hear him saying he’s writing a formal letter, to the BAR association, recomending disbarrment, for the whole legal team.
      After all, Muellers name is on the report, the Flynn prosecutor was working under his direction, and the whole mueller team was working on the prosecution.

      And then there is criminal prosecution.
      Conspiracy to: Obstruct Justice, Commit Perjury (any filing by prosecutors, is just like testimony before the court. If it contains what prosecutors KNEW to be misrepresentations of fact (lies) well, they committed PERJURY.
      Misprison of Felony. False imprisonment, I am sure there is more.

      And then, of coarse there SHOULD becivil penalties. The law indemnifying Prosecutors needs to be amended.
      Knowingly violating the law, in their official duties, should NOT be indemnified by the Government. THAT might stop this weisman freewheeling make our own rules style of prosecutions.
      I’m fine with a Prosecutor being indemnified if they, acting in good faith, prosecute an innocent person.

      Mistakes happen. However, when they KNOWINGLY prosecute an innocent person, fabricate evidence, suppress exonerating evidence, entrap defendants, suborn perjury, obstruct justice etc. they LOSE their indemnity.

      Incarcerate them, require victim restitution that bankrupts them, and for gods sake PULL their licence to practice law! Should have never given weisman a licence, to begin with!

      But thats just me.

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  27. appraisher says:

    Benedict Arnold was executed for far less than what Barack Hussein Obama has done to America.

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    • dd_sc says:

      Benedict Arnold wasn’t executed. He escaped and was commissioned a brigadier general in the British army. He fought against the Continental army in Virginia before leaving for London prior to the war ending.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Benedict was at least a stud for our side before he turned. Obama was always a group hallucination.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      And he was a hero that fought for the Independence. He was a skilled commander. Then the lust for money got the best of him. But unlike Obama, he was a highly dedicated and skillful member of the military, and served with great distinction for Washington. He capitulated and went over to the British. Just like Obama capitulated with Iran.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        His Royalist wife had a lot to do with his treason.

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      • Startin’ to see a common theme, here… what with the sellin’ out for money-part.

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        • dd_sc says:

          Wasn’t just money for Arnold. He felt the Continental Congress was slighting him (like giving command of the army to Washington) after he had won some early victories. Fell in with a Royalist crowd in Philadelphia and married one who was good friends with Major John Andre – head of the British Secret Service in America.

          Major Andre was captured and hanged for plotting with Arnold to surrender West Point to the British.

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          • Have you read Brian Kilmeade’s book, “George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution”? If not, it’s an easy read that provides a fairly good overview of some of Arnold’s exploits, as well as unfortunate Andre’s, and the ‘good spying’ that helped the USA prevail over England in our quest for independence.

            Mostly, I was just making a mean-spirited, snide remark, comparing the similarities of Peggy Shippen and Michelle-My-Belle; and the sacrifices necessary to keep them in their chosen styles, along with the Obamas’ desire to finally accede to their ‘rightful’ place in American society that they both so ‘richly deserve’. Just glad that Big Mike could finally be proud, for her first time, to be an American, while we tax-payers subsidized her existence, vacations, wardrobe, staff, and protection for eight long years…

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  28. Coast says:

    It’s amazing the depth of depravity and corruption in an organization that is “intended” to render justice and protect America. What kind of people can operate like this on a daily basis…and live with themselves?

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  29. freepetta says:

    The ENTIRE OBAMA admiration should be charged with RICO and espionage violations. How DISGUSTING!!

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    • Electra says:

      Gimme an R.
      Gimme an I.
      Gimme a C.
      Gimme an O.
      What do they spell?
      RICO!

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      • freepetta says:

        Exactly!!

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      • glissmeister says:

        Politics conducted as an ongoing criminal enterprise.

        The fact it became normalized does not make it legal.

        This is what we get from the professional culture of bureaucrats, administrators and lawyers when ongoing criminal enterprise becomes the norm.

        It’s not just the government; it’s the universities, the education system, the foundations and non-profits too; the municipalities and major unions.

        Sepsis. The American Administrative State is septic, riven with parasites and awash in diverted and converted taxpayer money.

        This is first and foremost a serial, criminal infiltration and fatal corruption of American Administrative Culture spanning our schools and churches, our jurisprudence, governance and philanthropic institutions.

        This is an epic crisis of existential threat to the nation; a morbid malignancy of the dynamic mutualism upon which our nation is founded.

        Every individual in America is at risk.

        We are looking at the murder of innocence itself.

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  30. Maquis says:

    How was this not entrapment? The Thugs composed this entire drama. Demanded a FARA, ensured it was copacetic to their aims, virtually forced Flynn to sign it, and railroaded him into a plea deal that they reneged on when he refused to compose, essentially against himself, on the stand in court. Will they now attempt to revisit the sentencing request? This is seriously whacked.

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  31. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    It would be wonderful if someday Judge Sullivan wrote a memoir. It would be quite a tome, doncha think?

    “…you people wouldn’t believe some of the shit I’ve seen, up on this here bench….”

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  32. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    I know, I’ve used up some perfectly good space with all this hoo-ha, but seriously, how does the DOJ get off the Flynn merry-go-round? How do they construct an off-ramp? How do they formulate an exit strategy, out here where everyone is watching? Is it possible to save face? Does Sullivan declare a mistrial?

    Ristvan!!! Where are you???

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    • MaineCoon says:

      For starters, after Judge Sullivan explodes as he processes that the DoJ hoodwinked him into believing and subsequently shouting at Flynn that he was a traitor, thereby embarrassing himself publicly, he should announce Court sanctions against DoJ.

      Just for starters.

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    • graphiclucidity says:

      If SD’s theory is correct, then Sidney Powell is going to have to force the DOJ to come clean on their illegal surveillance of Flynn.

      That would end with the case being thrown out of court and Flynn will end up having an excellent civil case for malicious prosecution, violation of civil rights, etc., etc.

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  33. SharonKinDC says:

    I know we’re not supposed to curse in CTH. Thus, those BLEEP, sons of BLEEP, should be strung up by their BLEEP and hung out to dry. This BLEEP show needs to end and the Judges need to be the ones to do it. What a BLEEP miscarriage of justice. Need serious prosecutorial misconduct charges, starting with that son of a BLEEP Laufmann. Looking forward to Ristvan’s two cents.

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  34. islandpalmtrees says:

    How can the DOJ prosecute Flynn for anything since at the time the government had him and his lawyers under surveillance as a result of a FISA warrant? They were reading and listening to all the conversations.

    Judge Sullivan my client is being denied do process by the government because of the unrestricted surveillance. What am I missing here?

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  35. WSB says:

    Sundance, thank you so much for connecting these dots. This is so outlandish! This also starts to male me wonder about the Gulen angle.

    Sarah Carter was on Hannity tonight. I posted on another thread her report that the actual FARA Flynn had his attorneys fill out may have been altered.

    Now I am unsure if she is just not getting the real story, or is it possible that to create the violation, Flynn’s original ‘Obama’ legal team was in on the sting and abetted alterations to the form?

    Spinning, spinnning….

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    • dallasdan says:

      “Now I am unsure if she is just not getting the real story, or is it possible that to create the violation, Flynn’s original ‘Obama’ legal team was in on the sting and abetted alterations to the form?”

      Your speculation is reasonable, especially since Gen. Flynn said he read and signed only the cover letter.

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      • The Demon Slick says:

        Flynn and his partner hired a lawyer, a top FARA lawyer, he went through everything for them before they signed.

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      • WSB says:

        Ouch…if that is true. Funny that, though. If indeed true, is Flynn outing his own attorneys?

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        • dallasdan says:

          I recall SD mentioning in an earlier article that Flynn’s lawyers came from a firm with strong Dem ties, so, maybe so, and rightly so, they are being outed.

          I’m not sure, but I think Eric Holder was a principal in the law firm. I don’t understand why Flynn would trust them to represent his best interests, given the firm’s history.

          Flynn’s new lawyer may be wanting to set the record straight regarding the poor representation he received as an important element in his defense.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          Or was the document altered later? Do people initial every page of something like this?

          Liked by 2 people

          • Gawd knows I do– and that’s just for the little piddly stuff I’m involved in. When I sign a contract, in addition to the signature, I include three scripted initials on the lower right corner of every single page, and I make sure that those initials overlap onto the written body of the contract.

            I’ll initial 34 pages or 340 pages; it’s saved my butt, on more than one occasion.

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          • WSB says:

            Not in my wheelhouse!

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      If the government is conducting unrestricted surveillance (2 hop rule) then all changes to the FARA should be apparent, right? Within the transcript of the surveillance.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      WSB, am I asking my questions incorrectly – since I am not getting replies?

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      • You should hit the like button to help get the attention of those that posted you had questions for. Otherwise they may never even know you replied, and still might not if they aren’t set up to receive email notices for them.

        Word Press isn’t the greatest format for actual “discussion”, but it’s where CTH is number one in the world and shall remain so. 😉

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      • WSB says:

        ipt, only a matter of who is reading at this hour. And the entire history is so screwed up…

        Liked by 3 people

        • kp says:

          WSB,

          “…a matter of who is reading at this hour.”

          I know you know this, but 24/7/365 all around the world. People are seeing this and respond when they feel led.

          Agreed with TheHumanCondition above, hit ‘like’ to let poster know the thread is continuing. But, “screwed up”, to say the least!

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    • bofh says:

      The tragic thing is that we now can (and should) consider such possibilities at all. Hard to recognize this as America. And when you take this along with the possible ramifications of the Epstein case, where even child-trafficking may turn out to have been only a small sideline business, it feels like previously solid ground beneath our feet has turned to jello.

      In the book “The Survivors Club” the author interviewed people who had survived “unsurvivable” incidents (fire, air crash, animal attack, etc) to see if he could identify common traits among them.

      I recall three that he listed – the willingness to quickly admit that something was terribly wrong or dangerous (as opposed to “this isn’t real” or “this can’t be happening to me”), the need to live for the sake of another person (child, parent, partner) and some sort of faith in God. If that’s so, then many here at CTH are in better shape than the general herd.

      Liked by 11 people

      • WSB says:

        bofh, thank you for the encouragement.

        Yes, most of us are now callused. However, we all all 1 degree of separation to someone who is clueless.

        I keep trying every day.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Blister Bill says:

        Interesting that you brought up the subject of denial when dealing with the unimaginable. A horrifying event of some sort.(like the death of the greatest country in history) I guess it’s more common than you think. Some people simply block out these painful truths or realities. It’s been shown that an unusual percentage of people will try and get their luggage out of the overhead bins after a plane crash. Even though the plane is fully engulfed with fire and they’re blocking the exits.

        You can see it(denial) with all the wishful thinking(trust the plan) and the anger against those who simply state the actual facts on the ground.

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  36. Fools Gold says:

    Slimy bastards. But, our MAGA lawyer is on the case and gets all of it! I pray for Flynn and Sidney!

    Liked by 7 people

  37. WSB says:

    Oh…so now, Turkey is involved in this coup by one hop?

    Liked by 2 people

  38. Kleen says:

    This country will not survive this way.

    Liked by 3 people

  39. dallasdan says:

    SD:
    “David Laufman then pressured Flynn in January 2017 to sign the FARA submission, knowing it contained material that was false, but unbeknownst to Flynn. This later became the predicate for the FARA case against Flynn and Rafiekian.”

    This comment struck me as the linchpin of the case against Gem Flynn, and it sounds to me like entrapment.

    Thank you, SD, for your thorough peeling of the onion that is this case. Since its inception, my confusion has made my hair hurt.

    I may be completely wrong, but I have confidence that this development may destroy the case against Flynn and thoroughly discredit both the former DOJ and Laufman; a threefer.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      This comment struck me as the linchpin of the case against Gem Flynn, and it sounds to me like entrapment.

      Kinda like sending FBI agents to “have a chat” with Flynn at the WH about a phone conversation they already had a transcript of in their possession and now won’t turn over.
      A twofer threefer.

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  40. TreeClimber says:

    Give ’em merry hell, Ms. Powell, make the SoBs pay.

    Liked by 10 people

  41. mtk says:

    So basically the DoJ arranged a statement of ‘their’ factual evidence, which they knowingly knew to be false, then once Mr. Flynn jumped into this rabbit hole, proceeded to use the falsehood of these facts to substantiate that either an associate of Mr. Flynn broke the law, or that Mr. Flynn lied by affirming the falsehood.

    Hence through the DoJ System’s favorite tactic of separating the venues, i.e. the process of related cases proceeding as separate cases, the DoJ attempted to substantiate the two incompatibles, by charging Mr. Flynn with lying and then proceed against another party using the outcome of those lies to convict based on Mr. Flynn did not lie.

    Basically, if Mr. Flynn lied, then the ‘factual’ basis of those claims(that Mr Flynn lied) can’t be used against another as having a bearing of truth to substantiate the case(i.e. Mr. Flynn did not lie).

    Is this the short version of what is going on?
    And, the need to move the case forward is achieved by designating Mr. Flynn as an unindicted co-conspirator.
    Thus reverting back to the orginal goal, except this time using the conviction of Mr. Rafiekian to secure the conviction of Mr. Flynn.

    Liked by 3 people

    • graphiclucidity says:

      The DOJ likes circuitous-circular evidence.
      They use the same tricks in FISA applications.

      So are the judges who accept this kind of evidence stupid, willfully blind, ideologues, corrupt, or some combination thereof?

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  42. Brenrod says:

    When one sees what these evil despicable creatures can do to Highup officials and even a president, one can only imagine how easy it is for them to do it to an ordinary citizen. These people should be executed before a firing squad for any reason whatsoever.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      I would be satisfied with a full public acknowledgement and acceptance of what was done.

      Some people picture the movie Munich’s solution as more suitable.

      Liked by 1 person

  43. SD, nice job connecting years of complicated dots. Flynn did say he had so much to tell after this was over.

    Liked by 8 people

  44. iwasthere says:

    Couple of thoughts: 1. This whole FARA deal – as a predicate for title-I “you’re a spy” surveillance on Americans, aka K street, is now being exposed – and it is very disturbing. Keep in mind that FARA – failures – had forever been treated and resolved as de minimus fines and corrections – and never prosecuted as a serious crime, let alone a means to boot strap FISA court surveillance. AND they are boot strapping “conspiracy to violate” the FARA filings as an additional crime. And now? yet another boot strap that an NGO or some foundation is the “cut out” on – you were really and unwittingly acting on behalf of a foreign sovereign – Heck somebody check on the COC funding sources – and BTW any company doing business with China – is right there under this theory because China is a communist government that owns or controls the means of production (they are at the very least your silent partner in any major business in China). Under this legal theory, placing an op-ed for GM, since GM is making cars at a plant in China, wherein the China partner can be linked to the China sovereign – you need to register under FARA as an agent of China? 2. This is a major shift in policy concerning FARA – apparently a secret shift in policy as to what FARA was all about. 3. As my old professor John Turley has warned for decades the concept of a secret FISA court is really anathema to the separation of powers – and is ripe for abuse. And sure enough, you get a secret policy shift with FARA – that overtly it will be treated as a mere administrative misstep, but covertly it will be used as a predicate for Title-I FISA court surveillance – you can spy on anybody you want. And apparently Obama did just that. Keep in mind people – we are talking the Comey “this is court ordered lawful surveillance” – good grief this is even worse than the contractors exposed in the 99 page FISA order. Toss in rabid partizans like Stozk, Mueller, Wiesman, etc. What a corruption. If our FBI is now post 9-11 an MI-5 get somebody like Ad. Rodgers in there to run that show and propose legislative fixes.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Remember that the DOJ started up a FARA unit recently to pretend that this is super important to them and they didn’t just invent the angle for the coup.

      Liked by 1 person

      • iwasthere says:

        Well did they just start it? Or was it a card they were holding but forced to play? IMHO, it was a hold card, and they were holding it for awhile, but only now forced to play that card and we are figuring out what they were doing.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          Yeah, I don’t believe they care at all. They needed to play that card. I haven’t heard anything yet from that unit and there are ample targets, if they are serious, in DC.

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  45. SR says:

    Mueller may not testify as he knows everything what happened or he will stick with report. He may answer all Republicans query in one sentence “out of scope”.
    I hope PTrump declassify before Mueller briefing.

    Liked by 2 people

    • If that’s the case, i.e. Mueller yielding only single sentence responses, then Republicans should spend their allocated five minutes reciting Mueller et al’s most egregious legal errors, so that there is recorded documentation with witnesses showing Mueller was non-responsive or refused to answer because of ‘scope’.

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  46. Zorro says:

    In my pipe dream Laufman goes down for the entrapment of Flynn and that leads to him and others exposed for the Blowsy Two Door Ford hoax.

    In my sobriety I see Laufman and the other Lawfarers gathered for Friday night cocktails laughing at the 99% of the population that doesn’t have a clue and the 1% that does but can’t do a damn thing about it.

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  47. bonkti says:

    If I understand what Sundance has laid out, Judge Trenga seems ready to toss the conspiracy case for a lack of demonstrated conspiracy.

    Judge Sullivan is giving the remnants of Mueller’s office til 5 pm to explain the impact on the sentencing agreement reached in his court (already pending withdrawl courtesy of S. Powell) of Flynn’s changed classification of cooperating witness to conspirator.

    Then Sidney Powell gets 24 hours to write a rejoinder.

    I think both Sidney Powell and Judge Sullivan are going to have some red hot fun.

    Liked by 2 people

  48. Mike says:

    Sounds like the DOJ pulled another “Enron” and withheld exculpatory evidence….

    Liked by 1 person

  49. Kleen says:

    Sidney Powell future AG
    Flynn future CIA director

    Liked by 5 people

  50. joeknuckles says:

    Sundance, you are not being fair to slimy bastards. Seriously, now we know what the FBI & DOJ were busy with while the slaughter of more than 50 beautiful human being in Las Vegas was being planned and carried out.

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