Maria Bartiromo to Devin Nunes: “Who is the mastermind behind all of this?”…

Maria Bartiromo is one of a very few mainstream journalists with knowledge of the deepest weeds of ‘spygate’ and the multiple intelligence operations to manipulate the 2016 election against candidate Trump, and then run operations to remove President Trump.

In an extensive interview with HPSCI ranking member Devin Nunes, Maria Bartiromo asks the ultimate question: “who was the mastermind” behind all of these intelligence operations?

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Released FOIA documents into the special counsel team of Robert Mueller revealed the  remarkable trail of the 2017 entrapment scheme conducted by prosecutor Andrew Weissmann to target George Papadopoulos.

Before digging into the details it is important to note this is a DOJ/FBI entrapment operation being conducted in 2017 by the special counsel; this is not prior to the 2016 election. The detail surrounds a series of events previously discussed {Go Deep} where George Papadopoulos was approached by a known CIA operative named Charles Tawil.

In 2017 George Papadopoulos and his wife Simona were approached in Greece by a known CIA/FBI operative, Charles Tawil. Mr. Tawil enlisted George as a business consultant, under the auspices of energy development interests, and invited him to Israel.

On June 8th, 2017, in Israel under very suspicious circumstances, where Papadopoulos felt very unnerved, Mr. Tawil hands him $10,000 in cash for future consultancy based on a $10k/month retainer.

On June 9th, 2017, according to his book, Papadopoulos and Tawil fly back to Cyprus.

 

In interviews Papadopoulos said he was uncomfortable with the way the encounters had taken place. He became suspect of Tawil’s motives; something didn’t feel right. Instead of keeping the cash, Papadopoulos gave the money to an attorney in Greece before traveling back to the U.S. on July 27th, 2017.

Upon arrival at Dulles airport on July 27th, 2017, Robert Mueller had FBI agents waiting. Papadopoulos was stopped and his bags were searched; however, he did not have the cash because he smartly left it in Greece with his lawyer. Papadopoulos was detained overnight by FBI agents, and questioned.

[…] Stanley said Papadopoulos arrived on a Lufthansa flight from Munich that touched down at about 7 p.m. on July 27, and the FBI intercepted him as soon as he got off the plane.

“He was arrested [detained] before he got to Customs and he was then held at the airport before being brought to a law enforcement office,” Stanley recalled. (link)

According to Politico:

[W]hen he was arrested [detained] at Dulles Airport on July 27 after coming off a flight from Munich, prosecutors had no warrant for him and no indictment or criminal complaint. The complaint would be filed the following morning and approved by Howell in Washington.

And when prosecutors filed the complaint the next day they got a spoken order from Howell to seal it, but followed up with a written request that they could take to the magistrate in Alexandria, where they showed up almost an hour later than she expected.

All of it suggests something of a scramble, rather than a carefully prepared plan to take Papadopoulos into custody. (more)

Here’s where the FOIA revelations come in. According to Andrew Weissmann’s schedule on June 13th, 2017, he was in conversations surrounding the basis of a Cyprus Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT):

(Page #5 of FOIA pdf)

So overlaying the timeline:

  • 6/8/17 US intelligence asset Charles Tawil gives George $10K cash in Israel
  • 6/9/17 George Papadopoulos flies to Cyprus w $10K
  • 6/13/17 Andrew Weissmann starts series of “Cyprus MLAT” meetings with FBI
  • 6/13/17 Andrew Weissmann phone call w/ FBI Money Laundering and Asset Recovery “MLARS” section of FBI.

It would appear Weissmann was well aware of the Cyprus “Tawil operation” and engaged in communication regarding Cyprus. Additionally, he was discussing “Money Laundering and Asset Recovery” w/ FBI. [MLARS Link]

Taken in combination with hindsight of the search for the cash, and the lack of a pre-existing warrant at the airport, this is clear evidence of a coordinated operation to entrap Papadopoulos.

Remember, the preferred approach toward targeting Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn and George Papadopoulos surrounded FARA (Foreign Agent Registration Act) lobbying violations. Papadopoulos has stated the special counsel threatened him with charges of acting as a unregistered agent for Israel. There’s a clear picture here.

#1) Papadopoulos was lured to Israel and paid in Israel to give the outline of a FARA premise (ie. Papadopoulos is an agent of Israel). #2) Bringing $10,000 (or more) in cash into the U.S., without reporting, is a violation of U.S. treasury laws. Add into that aspect the FARA violation and the money can be compounded into #3) laundering charges.

[A “laundering” charge applies if the money is illegally obtained. The FARA violation would be the *illegal* aspect making the treasury charges heavier. Note: the use of the airport baggage-check avoids the need for a search warrant.]

Andrew Weissmann was conducting an entrapment scheme that would have ended up with three violations of law: (1) Treasury violation; (2) FARA violation; (3) Money laundering…. All it needed was Papadopoulos to carry the undeclared cash into the U.S.

The key aspect is the FARA violation.  As we have seen in the EDVA case against Flynn’s partner Bijan Rafiekian, the DOJ-NSD bizarre interpretation of FARA laws create a violation from any unregistered purposeful business contact with a foreign entity.  What Weissmann wanted for Papadopoulos was to create the same scenario that previously trapped Manafort and Flynn.

However, because Papadopoulos suspected something, and left the money in Greece with his lawyers, upon arrival at the DC airport the sting operation collapsed in reverse.

No money means no treasury violation, no laundering and no evidence of the consultancy agreement (which would have been repurposed in the DOJ filing to mean lobbying for Israel via Mr. Tawil, who would have become a confidential informant and witness).

That operational collapse is why the FBI agents were “scrambling” at the airport and why they had no pre-existing criminal complaint. The entrapment’s success was contingent upon the cash.

Lastly, to repeat, this entire scenario was constructed by the DOJ/FBI team operation in 2017. The members of the Special Counsel were running the entrapment operation; the FBI agents were participating in the operation. This is not *investigating* criminal conduct; this is manufacturing criminal conduct.

This summer 2017 activity by the DOJ special counsel group was an extension of their operations in 2015 and 2016.  It is all the same DOJ ‘small group’ people.

However, in 2017 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was in charge of the Mueller Special Counsel; so Rosenstein had to know what the objectives were…  The evidence to prove that is simple, Rosenstein was signing expansions of investigative scope memos (August 2nd and October 20th, 2017) to allow and assist their efforts.

The only way DAG Rosenstein and Robert Mueller didn’t know about the operation is if they both claim that Andrew Weissmann was completely rogue and in control over the FBI agents.

Oh, wait, what does the Mueller report say about the FBI agents and their chain-of-legal guidance and command?

With these events happening in June/July 2017… Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, former FBI legal counsel Jim Baker, former Deputy FBI Director McCabe, together with current FBI legal counsel Dana Boente and current FBI Director Wray were what?…

Hoodwinked?

Honorable “rank and file”?

Yeah, ok. Sure.

I digress.

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234 Responses to Maria Bartiromo to Devin Nunes: “Who is the mastermind behind all of this?”…

  1. Pristach says:

    Folks.

    George P. Is not getting on a plane and retrieving cash in a safe.

    George P. Is telling the cabal that the cash has already been secured and analyzed.

    He’s having some fun. I suggest you do the same. Crack open a bottle of good wine. Enough with the popcorn.

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  2. B Woodward says:

    0bama.

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  3. Jill McLaurin Woodliff says:

    DOJ names Robert Mueller special counsel to investigate Russian influence on election a mere three weeks before Papa was given the money.

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  4. John says:

    If Halper is involved it’s probably not John McCain. Halper is more of a Reagan Foreign Policy guy than NeoConserative. Actually Halper, (if he didn’t have TDS ) would have been a Trump foreign policy proponent. I think it’s Brennan and when Trump won (Comey and the FBI went off the deep end with TDS). I think almost all the fault lies with the FBI.

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  5. Burnt Toast says:

    That footnote about supervision.
    I raises flags, primarily why even put it in there?

    Is it normal to assign agents working for a special council to the special council and they are weasel wording that they really didn’t do that here so if anything done, and was done, against policy it isn’t the fault of the SC?

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  6. TarsTarkas says:

    FBI agents in charge of entrapping Pandapoulos were incompetent. You never depend on your target acting correctly. The target might have some unknown phobia, like handling benjamins. They should have PLANTED cash in his luggage as well as handed him cash.

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    • Betty says:

      Maybe someone was on our side in all of this and helped in the only way he/she could.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Cathy M. says:

      And if he had returned to the U.S. with the cash, who’s to say he would not have declared the $10,000 to CBP?

      Not to mention the dumb FBI apparently were not familiar with the CMIR law. To be on the safe side, the FBI should have had Papa paid at least $10,001.
      CMIR kicks in if you are carrying currency or other monetary instruments in an aggregate amount Exceeding $10,000 at one time.

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      • Lee Moore says:

        1. Even if he had declared the money, it would still have been “evidence” of his undeclared and hence “illegal” agency on behalf of Israel. Note that he was given the money in Israel to underline this.

        2. It’s not conceivable that any American would fly back to the US with zero USD in their pocket. Hence no need to give him more than $10,000 in a sting. He’d have had a bit of his own.

        3. There’s no way Tawil will keep his instructions, and who gave them, secret from Durham’s mob. There’s no reason to. He has the perfectly good excuse that he was acting in accordance with instructions from his CIA handler. When he’s given new instructions to co-operate with the investigation, he’ll co-operate. The same goes for “Anna Turk” btw.

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      • Kim Hudson says:

        The FBI intercepted PapaD as soon as he walked off the plane in the terminal, before he could get to Customs and possibly declare the money. Good rank & file my a$$! Stick it Hannity!

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    • Linda K. says:

      TarsTarkas, I am glad you weren’t advising the FBI on this. Weissman is total scum, and yet he walks free in plain view.

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  7. weeks passed between when Tawil gave GP the $10k in Cyprus & when came bck to the US. Little Andy/fbi goon had to know George may not have the $10k upon his return. Given that possibility, I am surpised little Andy/fbi did not come ready to plant $10k on GP if needed

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    • Dutchman says:

      These guys were somewhat incompetent, and not very bright. We see characters in MOVIES that are like James Bond,…this is reality.

      Its ‘hit or miss’,…and ‘best layed plans if mice,..are doomed to go awry. Also, their previous activity with their other targets, gave PapaD REASON to be paranoid.
      And, of coarse there is PapaD’s girlfriend/ wife, who apperently has a devious mind. Nothing WRONG with that, any good cop needs a ‘criminal mind’.

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      • Cathy M. says:

        I’ve seen FBI characters like that in person, real time!

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yeah, me too. Up close and personal. As in reading me my rights.
          I have worked in a LOT of different jobs, literally “jack of all trades, master of SOME”;
          Manufacturing, wholesale, retail, etc. EVERY industry, almost every company has one or more F ups; people who are ‘fakin it till they make it’, and never get to the makin it part.

          So, it would be unrealistic to expect that,wouldn’t be the case with FBI agents or prosecutors.

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    • Lee Moore says:

      Little Andy/fbi goon had to know George may not have the $10k upon his return.

      He wasn’t going to spend it in Greece was he ? And he wouldn’t have had a USD bank account in Greece either. Long odds against him doing what he did – leave it behind.

      He might have declared it but that wouldn’t have eliminated the “evidence” of a FARA violation.

      I’m a bit puzzled by the decision to detain and search him before he got to Customs. Difficult to make the failure to declare charge stick, if you detain and search him before he gets to the officials he’s supposed to make his declaration to. Maybe the FBI agents asked him to make his customs declaration before they searched his bags.

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      • tonyE says:

        You’re supposed to fill in the written customs declaration while on the plane and give it to the crew prior to landing.

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        • Lee Moore says:

          Noo – you get it from the crew (though if you don’t, you can pick one up after you’ve landed, before you get to Customs.)

          Then you give it to the Customs officer.

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  8. Zimbalistjunior says:

    I’m sorry if i don’t say this enough.

    SD you are spectacular. You are the second greatest thing to happen to America since 2016 and I stand behind you now and forever.

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  9. trump20162024 says:

    None of this coup plotting and chicanery took place without obozo’s knowledge.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Betty says:

      Remember Obama fled the county immediately after President Trump was sworn into office? Did they tell us he was writing a book or something – how long was he gone? Where is he now?
      Where are the Clintons?
      Should we start a “rat watch”, only two separate eye-witness sightings will be considered conformation of target’s location.

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  10. Truth seeker says:

    Please, please, please let Weissmann get caught and his azz thrown in jail. If anyone needs to go down, he’s at the top of the list.

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  11. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    That would make Papa. D the victim of not one but two illegal entrapment schemes, the first being Mifsud approaching him with zero prior evidence of intent to collude. That said as I understand it even though entrapment is illegal there’s no legal consequence for perpetrators. The best to hope for is Papa D having his conviction overturned followed by a suit which should make him rich.

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  12. sDee says:

    Why bother planting evidence when you can manufacture it?

    No actual foreign threat? No problem. Call CNNMSNBCCBSWSJWaPo and create one.

    Welcome to the digital surveillance State.

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  13. bessie2003 says:

    The work that Mara Bartoromo is doing, in her interviews with Nunes, Jordan and many others, this is real journalism. She is fast becoming a national treasure, representative of what our Founding Fathers intended with freedom of the press. Consistent, excellent work.

    While she is slowly whittling away for the national audience this complicate process all the other network Sunday talking head shows are busy fawning outrage that the President dare call attention to the mess that is Baltimore.

    The contrast couldn’t be more surreal.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Gotta agree, vehementleee!
      Maria points out, BRIEFLY all the scoops she has broken. Hannity spends 5 minutes blowing his own horn, and ain’t got that much to crow about.
      Maria IS a STAR, has done and I am sure will continue to be head and shoulders above anyone else on TV.

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  14. Joemama says:

    I think I need to take a break from reading this kind of stuff. It is actually making me physically ill to read about Weissman’s entrapment criminality and all the FBI brass enabling it. I want justice so badly & it NEVER, EVER seems to get any closer.

    It is getting to the point I almost wish a civil war would start, so the people could just mete out the required justice. We know who the criminals in Gov, MSM, DOJ, etc are. When is there ever going to be an indictment or prosecution?

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    • Dutchman says:

      Joe,
      Seriously, just DO it. I have, numerous times. Just get away from it for awhile, step out, remind yourself there is a whole world out there, filled with mostly good people, doing the best they can, trying to get along.

      Its called PERSPECTIVE, and you need to keep it. Part of keeping the anger COLD, is not stoking the fire. So, just go away for awhile. We’ll be here when your ready to come back!

      Without your health, you got nothing!

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    • Linda K. says:

      Well, Omar ‘s husband is divorcing her. The whole “brother marriage thing” was probably to big a hurtle to work through.

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  15. Right to reply says:

    Why didn’t Nunes mention Trump has stated he can everything he needs, or that the CIA/Obama are the masterminds of this?

    Sometimes I wonder if previous presidents have been selected for office by the intelligence services. I mean, JW and Obama were as dense in the brain as pig swill!

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      I thought Nunes comments were a bit disturbing. He seemed to be speculating a lot. We need to get to the bottom of this, the bottom of that…to find out this, to find out that… It sounds as if conclusions are being drawn when nothing conclusive is really known.

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      • Roman Walter says:

        Rep. Nunes always plays the hand straight and tight. Any foreshadowing is pointed toward the evidence coming out. Usually, Nunes doesn’t even go that far. But things are heating up and the time is neigh.

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  16. islandpalmtrees says:

    Is Gina Haspel(CIA) in or not the “early stages of the Trump-Russia investigation”?

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Note: 50 people to include Obama and Brennan nominated Gina Haspel. Plus “Yes, the most corrupt Senate committee; at the epicenter of the legislative corruption within the ‘spygate’ fiasco” supports Gina Haspel for CIA Director.

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    • Zorro says:

      She was station chief in London when during the time Strzok and Preistap took trips there.

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  17. corkyboyd says:

    To add insult to injury, Special Counsel ordered Papadopoulos to pay a fine of $10,000 in addition to his jail time. You can’t make up stuff like that, but again this is the Swamp calling the shots.

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  18. corkyboyd says:

    To add insult to injury, Special Counsel ordered Papadopoulos to pay a fine of $10,000 in addition to his jail time. You can’t make up stuff like that, but again this is the Swamp calling the shots.

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  19. islandpalmtrees says:

    Why was it necessary, for George Papadopoulos and his wife Simona to receive the money in Israel, instead of Greece? One path would suggest a treaty agreement between Israel and the USA. But, are their other reasons?

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    • Lee Moore says:

      If you’re trying to plant evidence that PapaD is an undeclared agent of Israel, and so in violation of FARA, where better to give him the money than in Israel ?

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  20. deplorable says:

    SD states it perfectly:

    This is not *investigating* criminal conduct; this is manufacturing criminal conduct.

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  21. islandpalmtrees says:

    Wray co-signed a letter of support for then-deputy attorney general nominee Sally Yates
    http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Yates%20-%20King%20&%20Spalding%20Letter%203-19-15.pdf

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Now look at the supporters of Yates. Why should any of them still be working in the government to include Wray?

      Robert D. Hays, Chairman
      Bruce W. Baber
      J. Kevin Buster
      Theodore M. Hester
      L. Joseph Loveland
      Richard A. Schneider
      Michael Smith
      M. Robert Thornton
      Chilton Davis Varner
      StephenS. Cowen (former Interim US. Attorney, NDGA, and Assistant US. Attorney,
      NDGA)
      Alan R. Dial (former Assistant US. Attorney, NDGA)
      Paul B. Murphy (former Associate Deputy Attorney General,· Chief of Staff to the Deputy
      Attorney General,· and Interim US. Attorney, SDGA)
      Catherine M. O’Neil (former Associate Deputy Attorney General and Assistant US.
      Attorney, NDGA)
      John C. Richter (former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, and
      Assistant US. Attorney, NDGA)
      Phyllis B. Sumner (former Assistant US. Attorney, NDGA)
      Christopher A. Wray (former Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division,· Principal
      Associate Deputy Attorney General; and Assistant US. Attorney, NDGA)

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  22. Jennifer Verner says:

    If we have figured all this out, Trump has known for at least a year and Barr has known from day one. They have them on the hook, we just need to reel them in. And the IG report is due in early Sept, when people are back from
    Vacay and paying attention.

    All in the timing folks. Let POTUS spend the summer hooking Pelosi to the communist insurgent cell, and keep the Democrats defending poverty crime and rats in Baltimore.

    Get ready to jump on them hard in two months. Remember last year when Rudy told us that they would need to bring it out piece by piece for about 18 months? That’s happening now. Though most of us already have the main pieces.

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  23. Genie says:

    Papadopoulos “detained” on July 27, 2017. Strzok removed from special counsel team on July 28, 2017. A busy couple of days for the Mueller squad.

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  24. Justin Green says:

    Okay, so Mueller testified, if I’m not mistaken, that he didn’t know about Fusion GPS.

    At some point Tom Fitton will FOIA the Mueller communications and prove that Mueller lied under oath. Which he did NUMEROUS times this week.

    Bastard.

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  25. Lee Moore says:

    I’m not a big fan of Nancy Pelosi, but I did like her blue jacket in that Maria B clip.

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  26. Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

    Soldier/Cop’s Lessons Learned (Censured For the Sake of the Faint of Heart Version)

    Try walking in the shoes of an American soldier/cop who spent the first 20 years of his army service training to fight, training others to fight, and fighting so-called socialists and communists; and then in the 21st year comes the Muslims which a range of tactics that demanded one simple tactic to defeat them. That tactic was: (Censored for the sake of the faint of heart). Then comes cowards like; (Censored for the sake of the faint of heart), and far too many of their comrades in the Congress and the courts to put us in handcuffs and subject us to criminally incompetent leadership. In spite of having to watch our brothers in arms and those civilians in the war zone not in total grace with the strongest Muslims in the area suffer unbelievable barbaric treatment, we were expected to follow an insane code of conduct and rules of engagement. By the time I retired many of my brothers in arms and in blue were reduced to walking psychos seeking relief where ever, or as the case with far too many just giving up! Now comes the left with self-serving witless politicians and their equally witless supporters trying to sale socialism, communism, Sharia, and only God knows what else to the American public. Now they think if they simply run out pretty little witless girls singing their songs we simple minded Americans will just smile and accept their BS. Check the Lessons Learned first published in 1989 after 26 years as a soldier and in the third year as a civilian police chief. See if you think old vets/cops like me are just going to smile and offer up our throats to be cut!

    Final Note: The events surrounding and/or occurring within the parameters the so-called Special Prosecutor (Mueller) Investigation of Russian/Trump collusion/obstruction of justice in/around the 2016 National elections were by no stretch of any DOJ and/or other federal government statutes/laws/regulations/SOP’s/etc… an investigation. It was crystal clear that all of the activities before, during, and after the Mueller affair were a collection of grossly screwed up attempts to maintain the power of the long established oligarchy.

    A Soldier/Cop’s Lessons Learned
    1. Soldiers (ground combat soldiers, that is) do not fight first and foremost for their country, the flag, motherhood, nor apple pie. Before all else, soldiers engaged in ground combat fight for their fellow soldiers and their unit.
    2. The Seven C’s of Leadership according to a 1980 survey of 1646 of Vietnam era ground combat veterans listed of the order of their importance are; Candor, Competence, Consistency, Commitment, Courage, Compassion, and Courtesy. The reason the soldiers in the survey chose the word “candor” is because to them candor encompasses both omission and co-mission. To a combat soldier lack of absolute candor, be it co-mission or omission, are equal sins! In short, soldiers expect/demand absolute candor from their leaders before all else.
    3. The most cost effective personnel management tool for incompetent personnel assigned to leadership positions in combat units (and probably elsewhere) is (Censored for the sake of the faint of heart)!
    4. The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American academia.
    5. Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.
    6. The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.
    7. Most of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards.
    8. The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and most especially domestic.
    9. My (Censored for the sake of the faint of heart) were always turned in the wrong direction.
    10. Washington, DC is the most (Censored for the sake of the faint of heart) environment I have encountered in all of my years as a soldier/cop.
    11. If recalled to active military service the only position I will accept is; Commander (Censored for the sake of the faint of heart).
    12. There are only two primary requirements to be a career soldier and/or cop in America. One must be smart enough to do the work and dumb enough to take the job.
    13. American soldiers and police officers must in addition to mastering all of their professionally mandated tasks, learn to accomplish the same with at least one arm tied behind their backs and their vision impaired 50% or more.
    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

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    • AND THOSE SOLDIER/COP/GRUNT is EXACTLY WHAT MY Late Father INSTILLED in me when BEFORE I shipped off to Vietnam.
      1) NEVER, EVER LIE TO YOUR MEN,
      2) TREAT THEM WITH DIGNITY,
      3) DO NOT TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED,
      4) THEY ARE LOOKING TO YOU FOR LEADERSHIP, LEAD,
      5) NEVER, EVER LEAD FROM BEHIND, ALWAYS LEAD FROM THE FRONT, THEY WILL FOLLOW, LEAD BY EXAMPLE
      6) NEVER, EVER TAKE THEIR LIVES FOR GRANTED,
      7) ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO MORE, JUST LIKE YOU DO,
      AND FINALLY AND MOST IMPORTANT
      8) IF THEY SHOULD FALL IN BATTLE — NEVER, EVER LEAVE ANY MAN BEHIND.

      My late father was a US Army Drill Instructor and was in the Battle of the Aleutian Islands(Alaska). NOTE: this is sometimes known as the “Forgotten Battle” due to the Battle of Guadalcanal…

      And yes, I worked at the Pentagon after 9-11 and a WHOLE bunch of us (programmers) hated the damn place…NOTHING BUT A CESSPOOL of individuals trying to get ahead on someone else’s back!!!

      Tango Yankee on the reminders!!!

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      • Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

        Tango Yankee:
        COMMO CHECK; YOU ARE LIMA CHARLIE, HOTEL MIKE?
        NEED ME ON POINT OR YOUR FLANK JUST SHOUT OUT. I DO PREFER THE LEFT.
        YOUR DAD SOUNDS LIKE MY 1ST TOP SOLDIER WHEN I TOOK COMMAND OF A MECHANIZED INFANTRY COMPANY IN RVN. HIS MOTTO WAS, “SOLDIERS EAT FIRST!’

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  27. dginga says:

    You know, it seems to me that someone like Papadopoulos should be smart enough to follow his instincts. He says that the whole set-up with the intelligence operative didn’t pass the smell test: that he felt “uncomfortable.” Yet he was perfectly willing to take $10,000 in cash from the guy, and then fly to Greece with the cash. If he had misgivings, why take the cash at all, regardless of where he left it. Is his professional life one where people you don’t know well pay you with bags of cash? I would sure be suspicious if someone offered me $10,000 in cash to do just about anything. Or is this just how things are done in DC?

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    • cdor1 says:

      If I had read your comment first, I wouldn’t have bothered to make mine below.

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    • PapaD said he declined to take the cash two or three times, but was met with great resistance to Talwin, the Israeli. PapaD said he had the impression that the Israeli was going to kill him, if he didn’t accept the cash.

      So, he accepted the cash, took it with him to his next stop, Greece, then left it there with an attorney, whose name he hasn’t disclosed.

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  28. cdor1 says:

    “In interviews Papadopoulos said he was uncomfortable with the way the encounters had taken place. He became suspect of Tawil’s motives; something didn’t feel right. Instead of keeping the cash, Papadopoulos gave the money to an attorney in Greece before traveling back to the U.S. on July 27th, 2017.” SD
    Papadopoulos spent a restless night, he claims, after having received the $10K from this shady operative. My first thought after reading his comment was WHY? did Papadopoulos accept the money in the first place? He was a young man, not even 30 years old, I believe, when all this shady spy stuff was happening. Yet he has the wisdom to give the cash to his attorney who happens to be in Israel? while all this goes down. I don’t know, but it seems that Papadopoulos has an uncanny way of making himself look very, very good in retrospect.

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  29. mike hunt says:

    Alexander Downer, Australian High Commissioner, revealed who is the mastermind behind the coup against President Trump. He told Papadopoulos, “We don’t like him.” He also said that we like Hillary Clinton. We all know that the UK was heavily involved in the coup, but Australia is under a different government. What unites the UK and Australia plus 12 other countries and over a sixth of the land surface of the earth is that they have the same head of state, ie., the Queen. The Australian High Commissioner reports directly to the Queen. The ‘We’ was the royal we.

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  30. lgstarr says:

    FOX blocked video 😦

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