Corrupt Senate Intelligence Committee Resurfaces in Bruce Ohr 302’s…

During the 2016 effort to weaponize the institutions of government against the outside candidacy of Donald Trump, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) was headed by Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein.  After the 2016 election Senator Feinstein abdicated her vice-chair position to Senator Mark Warner in January 2017.

While the SSCI was engaged in their part of the 2016 effort Vice-Chair Feinstein’s lead staffer was a man named Daniel Jones. Dan Jones was the contact point between the SSCI and Fusion-GPS.

After the election, and after Feinstein abdicated, Dan Jones left the committee to continue paying Fusion-GPS (Glenn Simpson) for ongoing efforts toward the impeachment insurance policy angle.

Feinstein left because she didn’t want to deal with the consequences of a President Trump, IF he discovered the SSCI involvement. Dan Jones left because with a Trump presidency the SSCI, now co-chaired by Senator Mark Warner, needed arms-length plausible deniability amid their 2017 operations to continue the removal effort (soft coup).

The blueprint for this plausible deniability process, and ongoing soft-coup effort, first surfaces with Dan Jones appearing in the 2017 text messages between Senator Warner and the liaison for Christopher Steele, lawyer and lobbyist Adam Waldman:

In those March 2017 text message you can see Senator Warner attempting to set up covert “no paper trail” communication with dossier author Christopher Steele. Adam Waldman represented Chris Steele and Steele’s employer, Oleg Deripaska.

Less than a month later you can see within the text messages that Christopher Steele is in direct contact with Dan Jones. “[Chris] said Dan Jones is coming to see you” etc.

(Text Messages Between Feinstein’s replacement, Mark Warner, and Chris Steele’s lawyer/lobbyist, Adam Waldman, noting the importance of Dan Jones)

Dan Jones talking to Christopher Steele in 2017 is critical to understanding what was going on after Trump won the election.

Jones raised $50 million from those who were behind the 2016 stop Trump effort, and the purpose was now the 2017 impeachment effort [SEE LINK]. Jones having left the SSCI (now outside govt.) then paid Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS to keep up their efforts. As you can see from the texts, Jones was now talking in person (“coming to see you”) to SSCI Vice-Chair Mark Warner in April 2017.

[Side-Bar: The role of Fusion-GPS in 2017 shifted, and was now weighted toward feeding a specific media narrative that would aid impeachment (through the FBI, Weissmann and Mueller obstruction angle). Fusion-GPS was now the conduit for arms-length media leaks from the usurping small group still inside the DOJ and FBI. Dan Jones was paying Fusion on behalf of those with larger interests. Fusion was feeding the media.]

So you can clearly see the SSCI was heavily involved in the impeachment effort after the election.

Secondary documentation of the connection between the DOJ, FBI, Fusion, and Dan Jones shows up in the FBI investigative 302 notes of Bruce Ohr, just released by Judicial Watch. [Pay attention to the May 8th, 2017, interview – pg 18, 19 of pdf]

The highlighted bottom portion of page 18 (May 8, 2017, interview) shows a heavily redacted text, but holds enough material to overlay with other research.

This is where Bruce Ohr is talking about Dan Jones efforts as they were currently aligned with Fusion GPS: “and had been on the staff of the [Senate Intelligence Committee]”…. “At the time of the interview [Jones] was working with the [Vice Chairman of the Committee Mark Warner]”… etc.

This part is heavily redacted because the corrupt agents within the current DOJ and FBI once again don’t want people to piece together what was happening.

This is not sources and methods being redacted. This is not national security being redacted. This is the trail of the connective tissue in/around the small group plotting that is being hidden.

At the top of page 19, the investigative notes of Ohr’s discussion continues.

Bruce Ohr is telling the FBI investigator, likely Agent Joe Pientka, about Glenn Simpson and Dan Jones visiting Christopher Steele sometime after May 8, 2017, and they were in the process of “lawyering up”.

Now before going deeper in the SSCI weeds, let me pause and explain the specifics behind why the FBI was interviewing Bruce Ohr about Chris Steele; by overlaying what was going on in/around early 2017.

Chris Steele wasn’t alone in creating the “dossier”.  Heck, the purpose of Fusion-GPS contracting Steele; and the purpose of the FBI engaging with Steele; was the laundry value of having a known intelligence officer validate political opposition research which the FBI could use against Donald Trump.  The reality is: most of the raw material and research inside the dossier was from Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr at Fusion GPS.

The ‘small group’ inside the DOJ and FBI always knew the provenance of the material; the plan and intent was to utilize Fusion-GPS for their political purposes.

Everyone carrying out this operation, all of the corrupt entities within it, knew the material from Chris Steele was essentially political opposition research. Many of those same people later weaponized the research into the FISA application to give it higher import and value.

That set’s up early 2017 – where the FBI was evaluating the extent to which Chris Steele was willing to remain on public record to support a false framework about the dossier itself.  This is the same time-frame where Fusion is being paid by Dan Jones to facilitate the calls for a special counsel.  Fusion drives that narrative with structured leaks to media.

Steele’s support was a key issue because the corrupt DOJ and FBI officials were about to hand-off the dossier to Special Counsel Robert Mueller (figurehead only) as the basis for the ‘small group’ and him to launch the special counsel aspect of an ongoing operation.

If Chris Steele suddenly walked away from the dossier, and/or admitted publicly the dossier was political opposition research primarily from Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr, the FBI would have a shit-storm on it’s hands…. and they needed to evaluate the position of Steele.  Steele could be a risk if he was not supporting the team playbook. That’s the driving purpose behind all of this “re-engagement” with Steele through Bruce Ohr.

The small group in the DOJ and FBI planned to continue, pass-off and modify the Trump investigation by shifting it to a special counsel. The centerpiece of that investigation would be using the dossier as justification for a need to investigate Trump as a Russian risk. The DOJ/FBI small group needed Glenn Simpson and Chris Steele to stand by the false narrative all of the players had assembled over the prior year.

The wildcard to retain the false story was Chris Steele… Steele was an outside participant, albeit aligned with the ideology and the purpose. Evaluating Steele’s willful participation in keeping the narrative as assembled was the reason for their urgent talks; however, the “small group” couldn’t run the risk of direct talks in the same way that Mark Warner couldn’t risk of a paper trail.

Adam Waldman and Dan Jones were facilitating a plausibly deniable information pipeline from Chris Steele to Senator Mark Warner. Bruce Ohr was facilitating a plausibly deniable information pipeline from Chris Steele to the FBI/DOJ small group. The purposes were the same, everyone needed assurances Steele wasn’t going to back-out.

That corrupt planning activity is what the current DOJ officials are hiding behind the Bruce Ohr 302 redactions.

[*Note: more information to follow]

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188 Responses to Corrupt Senate Intelligence Committee Resurfaces in Bruce Ohr 302’s…

  1. sundance says:

    The “key aspect” of the prior post was republished here, because headline driven emotional commentators obviously do not see the importance.

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    • Great job…you’re numero uno (among non-participants of course) in understanding the web of corruption. It’s just too bad we haven’t seen one iota of criminal accountability on this mountain of crimes…and may never, at least among the ‘big, well-connected’ players.

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      • Luz Maria Rodriguez says:

        The probability of criminal accountability being assessed to any at the top is a concept invented by the Arabs, i.e., it is very close to zero. That Diane escaped unscathed re her 20 year chauffer is sufficient evidence of that. Worse, they know it too. How else would one explain Hillary’s depth of confidence. It would be interesting to know some of those 900 files found on her desk back in her hay day. Of course, the msm did not have the time to check that out. Justice is far from blind.

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    • sysconfig says:

      I have a query reards the pg19 pdf at bottom where Steele is hesitant to go before congress because the disclosure laws were more narrow in uk than US. If Steele was at time working for Orbis..a private company. Why would he be concerned about disclosure unless the information was fed to him directly by GCHQ/mi6..Its like he admits , though we know about Robert Hannigan already, means he was working with the latter at highest levels as opposed to some low level clerk/analyst. Was GCHQ paying him?

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    • Laurie Walker says:

      Warning! Every power structure has been trying to take POTUS down. I think everyone here can agree that our goverment and every major entity that feeds off it’s largesse is corrupt. Warning! Is the president supposed to be a sorcerer, able to find the righteous person to lead the swamp that will be approved by the swamp? Warning! Go ahead Sundance and kick me off your site, because almost everyone under retirement age has already left, but I’ll still visit this site every day and read the intelligent comments.

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    • Conservative Foundations says:

      Agreed. They cannot get their faces out of their little screens and off Facebook long enough to read or hear anything longer then 5 second sound bites. Add to this that the public education system has ruined/condemned/vacated/etc. 2 generations to where there is nothing in their heads. No rational thought. No deductive reasoning. No memory. Nothing. They are easily programmed and controlled.

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    • bored identity says:

      Connecting dots is job that American journalists won’t do it,

      Sundance generates more factual, investigative, and analytical material in a single post, than Main Slime Media manage to fabricate in a whole year !

      Hopefully. Don Jr will read this, will bypass Cerberus Apparatchiks, and will deliver this message to the most legitimate American People’s Choice White House Resident since Andrew Jackson.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Sundance, what I am trying to understand is how Barr leverages his authority within the Executive against the SSCI authority within the Legislative, that is, if he decides to do that. If he wants to do the right thing, does he have the power and authority to go after these two subverts? Or could more be achieved politically by the President working this and dragging it out into that public sphere?

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    • Bob Parker says:

      SD, Congrats on another wonderful post.

      All of SD’s posts + commentaries must already be known By President Trump’s team which merely underscores the importance of the precision in President Trump’s counter-attack.

      President Trump is not merely fighting the Dems, indeed he is fighting against many IN HIS OWN PARTY + the damned MEDIA to boot.

      Not only is this an unfair fight, it is a fight where President Trump has no safety net. Therefore President Trump & his team have -0- margin for error in their counter-attack.

      Consider an employee who has performed with honor & distinction over many years that a newly hired executive wants replaced for whatever reason. All of a sudden the employee finds himself/herself under intense scrutiny & worse, placed under a 30 day “Performance Improvement Plan” (PIP) with conditions that NO ONE could be expected to meet.

      After that 30 day period, said employee is unceremoniously terminated.

      I offer to the readers the analogy that President Trump himself is very close to being that “distinguished employee” who now finds himself under a PIP with time constraints.

      Without question, the deck has been & remains stacked against him, however, he at least has the enormity of the unclassified documentation at his fingertips & hopefully at least a few individuals (AG BARR?) who can help President with the fight of his (and our Country’s) life literally hanging in the balance!!

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    • DrNo76 says:

      But how does the fact that Steele was the one who reached out to Ohr to talk (and not vice versa) mesh with your contention that it was the small group (including Ohr) that was trying on keep Steele in line and on board (by his continued backing of the dossier as something more that mere oppo research?

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  2. 1970novass396 says:

    I continue to hope that both Warner, Burr, and Feinstein are removed from office and maybe even go to jail. How can Barr not remove those in justice that continue prevent sunlight?

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    • huecowacko says:

      “Feinstein left because she didn’t want to deal with the consequences of a President Trump, IF he discovered the SSCI involvement.”
      I infer from that quote that Feinstein has an understanding of what PDJT could do to them if they are not able to remove him from office, i.e., if/when he ultimately defeats this hoax; so, maybe she’s the smartest one of the three by splitting from the SSCI scene.

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      • dd_sc says:

        I suspect she had another motive as well. She moved to the Senate Committee on Judiciary (she’s now the ranking member) to guarantee a Democrat member of the small group was on that committee and exert some control over any hearings; or in her case, leak the Glenn Simpson testimony so the rest of the group would know what he said and plan accordingly.

        I don’t recall if Feinstein replaced a Democrat that retired, or if they just accommodated her. I think Warner was already on SSCI and just moved up the food chain.

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        • huecowacko says:

          “…however, because she didn’t want to participate in this – Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her vice-chair position to Senator Mark Warner. [Background Here]”

          I have no doubt that Feinstein’s Senate seniority gives her the ability to be on whatever committee she wants; but the quote, from a subsequent SD thread, again implies Feinstein wants to run away from it(the hoax); and it makes me wonder what those “consequences” are of which SD writes.

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      • rojobirds says:

        Feinstein has always been and will always be about her own self-preservation. She has never cared about the true Patriots; nor has she cared much for her constituents.

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  3. I am so tired of this site having hijacked ads placed on it. They redirect me to BS “you won an award” pages. And they always happen when the best news is being reported. Can SD not find a fellow treeper to search and destroy these bastards attempting to accumulate the data of all of us visitors?

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    • Carrie says:

      Some kind Treeper clued me in that it’s attached to the ads. If you turn off JavaScript it should stop. The ad today was for Nike that the virus was attached to- seriously!

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    • *accumulating the data

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    • Ad rem says:

      Re: Sundance…
      Recently, the latest move by ideologues in the tech industry, is for service providers to place code that generates pop-ups and malware when you visit a site the provider does not approve of.

      It’s not a control element of the website; it’s entirely controlled by your provider.

      AT&T is the most notorious for doing it, but I suppose there may be others.

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      • ATT it is. How do I block it?

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        • Ad rem says:

          I’ve heard some people have had no problems using DuckDuckGo….

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          • Snuffy says:

            Just learned that DDG is also an agent of Google in that it inserts ‘cookies’ that report back to google, it supports lots of left-wing political candidates with $$$ AND it has accepted $$$ from soros… …conduct yourselves accordingly!

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          • I have used DDG for over a year now. Less tracking and much better search results.

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          • ann says:

            I use DDG. today within a minute adds take over.

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          • jeans2nd says:

            Ad Rem – DuckDuckGo is a search engine. AT&T is a service provider (ISP). The two are not the same.
            Dr Robert Epstein, who testified before Congress about google manipulating search results, and Rep Devin Nunes recommend using startpage.com for a search engine, and I must heartily agree. Much more private than google or ddg.

            Unless one changes their ISP, one such as footballfan33 is stuck with them. ‘Tis best to change their browser, the intermediary between the ISP and the user. Most browsers will block the ads, sometimes requiring an add-on. Others here have good suggestions for browsers (I run 5. Yes, at the same time.)
            Hope that makes sense.

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            • LEET says:

              Jeans2nd:

              I saw that post/comment that Ad Rem referred to above when Sundances commented that the problem with the ads taking over on the site was the result of the provider not the search engine. I had been using DDG to get around this and it did work. However, I tested Sundances theory. I turned off my Verizon connection and got on the internet with WiFi….problem solved. If I get on CTH w/Google browser and Verizon as provider….malware and/or whatever that ridiculous ad is that I have “won a new Samsung phone” or there is a other one that freezes the entire site happens everytime under that scenario. Only thing you can do is exit when they pop up. Also, I would have to say, from personal experience DDG searches are definitley bent toward liberal/progressive/leftest results….just like Google.

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            • steph_gray says:

              jeans2nd is correct – the browser is the key element, not the search engine.

              Brave browser has not shown one unwanted popup in the year at least I’ve been using it.

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        • keeler says:

          Check my post over in the Daily General thread.

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        • booger71 says:

          What cured my phone and tablet was paying for some good anti virus..anti malware (not on Goggle Play or other sites lit it) I personally use Norton 360 with Vpn service. I was getting those pop up you won …every time I logged on only here. I have had it 6 weeks and no problem since.

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          • PVCDroid says:

            I have bad problems with my phone as well just for this site. We’re probably being spied and targeted with malware/viruses by the left since this site is a gold mine filled with facts and analysis. 😎 Let em try.

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        • auntiefran413 says:

          I’ve NEVER seen an add (except on the notification page) at the Tree House, but I use free AdBlock. The only ads will come through is if you release them!

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          • nobaddog says:

            Same here. I never see an ad here and i’ve never won anything either. I use AdBlock. I never have to wait to see a video on other sites.I suggest they try it. It has saved me from all the BS. Also run Malwarebytes the free one. My ISP is Cox.

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          • Zabadak says:

            Same here…

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      • Another Face in the Crowd says:

        Happens on Verizon and Spectrum also, has been significantly worse the last week.

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        • ATheoK says:

          Using Verizon here.
          No ads.

          I do use DuckDuckGo for my main search engine, but I use the Chrome Browser with Javascript enabled under the site settings connection.

          I do not use a Verizon cable modem. I purchase my own and set the modem’s settings to be under my control.

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          • ATheoK says:

            I should have included that once I connected to The Conservative treehouse using my Apple Phone, Verizon and Safari browser.

            The ads were ferocious and I shut off the phone to shut down the ads.
            Seriously, not returned to the main screen, I shut the phone down, hard.
            If I could have pulled the battery, I would have. (fifteen minutes because I went and did an errand while letting RAM to clear).

            After fifteen minutes, I turned the phone back on and let it reinitialize.
            I haven’t returned to TCH using the phone since.

            Could Apple be in on the ads scam? I sure wouldn’t put it past them.

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            • Another Face in the Crowd says:

              would seem very probable cause it does seem to only happen on the iphone and ipad not the laptop, but does occur on the android phone, perhaps it is the difference between the mobile and desktop versions of the webpage.

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            • mimbler says:

              I don’t have any problem on my apple devices and computers. I just use an ad busting app on all of them.

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            • steph_gray says:

              I use CTH on 4 separate Apple devices with the Brave browser (and yes I do have DuckDuckGo as the search engine within Brave).

              Have never seen an ad.

              I have hardly ever used the built-in Safari browser for CTH – I do remember some problems with it and CTH last time I did.

              Use Brave! It’s free and the logo is a LION!

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        • Carrie says:

          I’m on a IPhone (unfortunately with Verizon-monopoly in this area) and I use Duck duck go. But under Safari there is a way to disable the JavaScript and that stops the malware. Ads appear through the WordPress and apparently that’s how it gets on my phone. Zero problems on my desktop. Oh, and yes, it is definitely much worse when Sundance has some hot topic articles-it is not your imagination!

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      • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

        Just an FYI ad rem.
        DDGO has no bearing on this site or any other.
        DD GO is simply a search engine that “purportedly” doesn’t track you. However, they draw from Google for search results. This was divulged in a documentary (can’t recall the name right now, was on Amazon Prime).

        Verizon is my carrier, and I have various Ad Blockers (WIPR, 1BlockerX, WebBlock -all paid blockers). Although I visit several other sites daily, CTH is the only one I have issues with.

        That said, I don’t use a search engine per se to access CTH. I saved the site within Safari, which is Apple’s browser. Again, all my regular sites are saved in the same manner.

        One caveat, I have the WP app (which I’m not crazy about), but when I access CTH thru WP app, I don’t get a gazillion ads.

        Food for thought, if anyone else can draw a conclusive remedy, given the above info. It’s a mystery to me, and I’m fairly competent when it comes to tech issues. TY!

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        • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

          One more thing I forgot….when using my laptop, which is Apple MacBook Pro, I use Safari as browser, have saved CTH to my favorites and access from there, and I DO NOT get all these ads!

          The difference b/t laptop and iPhone is I DON’T use above mentioned Ad Blockers.
          So figure that one out. The ad bombardment happens only on phone.

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          • underwhelmingposter says:

            Same here! I have CTH saved in favorites as well. I get WordPress ads but that is all. I have linked to other sites from here (American Thinker, Tammy Bruce and others) and I experience everything all are saying here. It is incredible! I, too, have a MacBook Pro.

            Also on my iMac, I have Javascript disabled and have for some years. Once in a while it causes an issue, but it is pretty rare.

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          • normamcd says:

            I also use a MacBook Pro, with Safari as browser, and have been redirected to malicious sites (verified malicious by Avast) and actually have had malware automatically downloaded to my computer when I’ve visited CTH.

            When I complained to CTH, I was told “the latest move by ideologues in the tech industry, is for service providers to place code that generates pop-ups and malware when you visit a site the provider does not approve of. It’s not a control element of the website; it’s entirely controlled by your provider.” (the same comment as posted several comments above).

            I have complained to Xfinity/Comcast about this, and they act like they don’t know what I’m talking about. I requested to lodge a written complaint, was told my comments had been logged, but when I asked the rep to read my comments back to me, she couldn’t.

            I am now using the Brave Browser with my VPN turned on…considering ditching Comcast.

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      • auntiefran413 says:

        I’ve NEVER seen an add (except on the notification page) at the Tree House, but I use free AdBlock. The only ads will come through is if you release them!

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    • Daniel says:

      I, for one, would appreciate a version of the treehouse where I could pay a monthly recurring subscription to a site where I log in to see an ad-free version and can freely comment. Anywhere from $2-5 per month would seem reasonable. Sadly, I have spoken my mind often enough that my wordpress credentials will no longer allow comments through and no appeal on that at all. All said, I’d pay not to have to run ad blockers and javascript stoppers.

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    • Have you downloaded Ad Block? I use that and private window in Firefox and have no problems. I have Spectrum.

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      • WES says:

        Littleflower: What I find amusing is that today we refer to unwanted ads etc. as spam!

        In WW2 GIs had to eat Spam until they got sick and tired of the stuff!

        Thus their strong feelings about Spam still lives on to today!

        Imagine having to explain to a WW2 GI that today’s Spam is not edible and has no calories!

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        • ATheoK says:

          Except for living in Hawaii, anyone who lived in the 40s, 50s and sixties ate enough SPAM to be heartily sick of it for life.

          Of course, back then we did not know to soak SPAM in a few changes of water to reduce the salt levels.
          My Mother who loved “I Love Lucy” and Lucille Ball was unable to cook, well pretty much everything.
          I’ve never met anyone else who can relate hours of their Mother turning food inedible; e.g. the green chicken tale.
          My Sister got married and my Mother was steamed about everybody raving about Sis’s cooking. Mom called my Sister and asked what spices go with chicken. Not wishing to overload my Mother, Sis told her rosemary is good with chicken.

          Sis forgot to specify how much rosemary goes with one boiled chicken. Dinner that night was to be chicken and dumplings, usually one of her better meals.

          Mother pondered the amount of rosemary while looking into her twenty year old tin of rosemary.
          First a little rosemary. Then a little more rosemary. Finally she dumped most of the tin into the pot,and left. Mother liked low effort meals best. Our SPAM meals were usually direct from the can.

          I was first home from swim team practice and was literally knocked back out our door, located in the kitchen, of course.
          When my eyes stopped tearing, I crept in and like most sensible children checked what was cooking.
          Lifting the pot lid almost sent me back out the door. Not only did it reek of rosemary, the chicken was green.

          I changed clothes, called a friend and went elsewhere, anywhere for dinner. Only the two youngest out of five sons were caught by my Father and forced to eat dinner. The rest of us, including my Mother did not come home till after 10PM.
          Father was a Depression child and no food was ever wasted. I still can not leave food on my plate.

          Some weeks, even SPAM was great food.
          Then there was the time Father threw the pot, chicken and dumplings out of the door into the yard, then he got pork chops out; Yay! Dad could cook a few things, like grilling chops.

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          • underwhelmingposter says:

            Your post reminds me of renting a room in Holland back in the day. I went to the adjacent bathroom to shower and to my surprise, there were 5-6 carp swimming in the tub. The owner said, they needed to swim in changes of fresh water for a few days (or weeks?) to get the grime and mud out of their insides. Then the family would cook and eat them.
            No showers for a while.

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          • Pale rider says:

            We moved from Long Island New York to backwoods Oklahoma one glorious summer, did take a year to live in project homes in Burkburnett Texas. Rats everywhere but this is a food story.
            When we got to Oklahoma we bought the pigs and cow and chickens, rabbits, dogs just showed up, we did bring cats.
            We raised two piglets, cheech and Chong, who were 300lbs plus by slaughter time. Our neighbor helped with the slaughter and when we had them all ready for storage, my Dad wanted to salt them and store. No freezer. Put 600lbs of pork in a tin roof shack with salt on it.
            We ate salt pork for over two years. The pork was rotting in the salt in the shed and we ate it regularly. Spam would be a step up. The smell alone was disgusting.
            For greens, my mom literally picked weeds, not that they were not edible just taste like…weeds. Remember poke salad? That was one of many. Dock, lambs quarter. Eggs, many looked like balut.
            My parents too were depression folk so if you didn’t finish, you ate it for the next meal.

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            • steph_gray says:

              Actually good to know if crisis hits. My suburban yard is full of pokeberry, lambs’ quarter, and dock if by that you mean burdock. If there’s an edible weed in the world I may have it.

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      • Peppurr says:

        Since starting to use AdBlock, they have blocked 254,000 ads

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    • Fannie says:

      I pay for a mobile security subscription on my iPhone just to be able to read here.

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    • AMEN, football fan, and it has been very consistent over the last few days.

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    • Notmeagain says:

      Somehow my ad blocker was off. I turned it on, closed the tab, opened a new one and now CTH is fine

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    • Joshua2415 says:

      Avast Safe Browser with Adblock works wonders. This site is a joy with the right tools in hand.

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    • Apollo says:

      Yes. And it ONLY happens to me on TCTH. I visit a number of other conservative and pro-Trump sites and nada on them. Only here.

      I keep coming because I like the content and the discussion, but it’s tough to click through and refresh, etc. If I hit “stop” right after the page loads that seems to help.

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    • Footballfan, I had the exact same problem and downloaded an “ad blocker” to my iPad which stopped it completely. I’m using a free version by Norton, but presumably there are others (maybe better?).

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    • GuessAgain says:

      I think the next 8 pages PLUS of comments are off topic. Hijacked??? I don’t know? Though helpful to some I hope. Yet well over done. Thanks.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      I am so tired of this type of comment when Sundance has repeatedly and unequivocally stated and explained that it is YOUR IP doing this not SD’s web site. SInce you are not taking the time to read his many explanations I am not going to take the time to further explain it.

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    • ozymandiasssss says:

      Use WordPress to read comments

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  4. The Boss says:

    Reposted from initial article. Thanks Sundance for posting as a separate message.
    ————————————————————————————————————–

    Meanwhile…

    We are being treated first to the very extremely likely reason Bruce Ohr and Mark Warnner were talking with, or attempting to talk with, Christopher Steele. All we had to do was get past our reactions to President Trump saying he was “dealing with Burr” and read the second part of the article.

    Now that we’re at that point, let’s stroll down memory lane, re-read this article and think about what this means…

    https://thenationalsentinel.com/2019/06/05/digenova-christopher-steele-testimony-to-bull-durham-will-prove-fbi-lied-to-congress-and-fisa-court/

    Next thing you know, US Attorney Durham will be labeled a white supremacist because THAT is what desperate, panicking, cornered rats do.

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  5. lawton says:

    I just hope Barr demands some justice here. I think Durham will deliver if he is told to after the IG report drops.

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  6. Mo says:

    We need a domino to fall and then the Big Ugly can really get on to the ugly part.

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  7. Brant says:

    POTUS: “We are dealing with Sen Burr….” Is a lot different than “We are working with Sen Burr……”. Trump is from NY. He is talking colloquial with us.

    Maybe he is stringing them along. Running a parallel task force.

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    • Daniel says:

      I very much agree. Trump seems to enjoy using words which could mean many different things. People with the wrong types of personalities will ALWAYS interpret the worst possible meanings and react to their interpretations. It’s often rather comical to watch. If I were prone to saying such things, I might have gone as far as to say “concern troll” to that line of thought put forth.

      I’m still very much convinced Trump has things under control and will not let anything bad happen.

      Frankly, the way Trump uses the word “deal” I tend to think of negotiated terms of surrender on their side. But I’m biased like that. I’m not yet tired of winning.

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    • That was my reaction, as well, as my glass is increasing half-full as I watch President Trump spin history’s greatest WEB for WINNING. 😎

      POTUS is a genius at tweeting things that Patriots and Progs can interpret to suit their predilections-of-the-moment!

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    • Hmmm... says:

      That was exactly my thought when I heard him say that. I have seen nothing that indicates President Trump has any affection for Burr and I’ve seen lots of indications to the contrary.

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    • bruzedorange says:

      As an invader in the Swamp, is Trump not better served by gatekeeper senators over whom he has something, than trying to find a senator Nunes? Maybe that’s how he gained the public support of Lindsay Graham.

      If Trump used the Ratcliffe nomination to reveal who the resistors were to putting a non-swamper in DNI, then he can use what’s been learned from investigations and document releases to “deal” with the key log-jammers, in essence blackmailing them to approve nominees they would not normally approve.

      I don’t know if that scenario is optimistic, realistic, or pollyanna. Maybe Treepers who are more knowledgeable can weigh in…

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      • CharterOakie says:

        I am not more knowledgeable. But I too believe that the Ratcliffe nomination was a strategic feint to accomplish what you suggest.

        And we know that POTUS DJT is an absolute Master Negotiator, one who identifies, creates and utilizes leverage to obtain the desired — or at least best possible — outcome.

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  8. Deplore Able says:

    Q: Where did a government employee like Dan Jones get the money to hire Fusion GPS?

    A: a “group of Silicon Valley billionaires and George Soros” .

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/04/27/donors-50-million-steele-fusion-gps/

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    • sarasotosfan says:

      That was well after the fact. Trump was already in office. That financing was acquired after the Active Measures program conducted by the FBI and CIA had failed. And it is possible members of the SSCI were active participants in that program. This is mind boggling.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Remember Mid-Eastern Sheiks were openly bragging about giving Hillary’s campaign $300 million+ during the Democrat Primaries and being responsible for funding up to 1/2 he campaign. These were friends of Saudi Arms dealer wasted in Turkey as well as friends of the deep state who were displaced by the current set of Trump supporters in the region.

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  9. Skidroe says:

    Look at Brennan grinning in the back ground. All Communist!

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  10. I am forever grateful for somehow discovering the Tree House awhile ago. I honestly don’t know how Sundance manages to keep all these details straight, but we are blessed to have him on our side, leading the way.

    Today was a big news day, coming at as from many angles. Sundance didn’t miss a beat. He rose to the occasion with a brilliant article on each issue. Absolutely amazing.

    Thanks, Sundance, as always.

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  11. All Too Much says:

    What I think I am reading means Ohr became Steele’s ‘handler;.for lack of a better term, on behalf of the coup group, assigned to keep track of Steele’s mind set. Probably some well thought through efforts to stroke Steele’s ego, enough to keep him on track.

    That is the picture I am now, maybe finally, understanding.

    Sundance is is not of this world; can’t be. A human being cannot do what SD is doing, and has been doing. I feel like I am getting a post grad degree, and am more than grateul for the education.

    atm

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    • Hmmm... says:

      Makes a lot of sense especially since Steele had upcoming depositions in his libel lawsuit as well. It’s so obvious but it’s worth pointing out that both the FBI and the Senate Intel Committee actively avoided investigating the source of the claims. Any reasonable search for the truth would have included a thorough vetting of Steele.

      It is such a basic thing and it is frustrating to me that this is not and has not been addressed. When anyone makes a claim the first thing any reasonable and logical person does is evaluate the person making the claim and how they acquired that information. We do it thousands of times a day on an instinctive level yet for one of the more consequential claims of the last decade this was purposefully avoided and never questioned.

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  12. Zy says:

    Sedition, damn it’s SEDITION!

    If the right people are not reading and taking advantage of this research and analysis then heaven help us.

    #DiFiChiSpi
    #DanielJonesFeinsteinErrandBoy

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  13. sarasotosfan says:

    Wow. I never contemplated Congress participated in an Active Measures program against a candidate for any office. And yet the actions of Jones and Feinstein open up the possibility that not only were they aware of the conspiracy, they actually played roles in it.

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  14. Chip Doctor says:

    Yes, thank you Sundance for all of your great work. I have learned so much at the Treehouse. You have been the primary reason I have broken the Fox addiction.

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  15. Hmmm... says:

    What are the crimes though? As gross and unseemly as it is the Dan Jones/FusionGPS model is effective because it’s mostly legal as long as the FBI and DOJ are on board. Creating lies and selling it to the press in order to smear a political opponent is legal and happens all the time. The FBI/DOJ have enough leeway to choose to investigate these lies legally. Then a low level leak of the existence of the investigation completes the circle and the press can run with the “FBI confirms the investigation is ongoing”. As long as the FBI/DOJ is willing to ruin their reputation by letting the press spin the existence of the investigation suggests the veracity of the allegation then the system works and it is mostly legal.

    Unless their is communication showing coordination between the government and the FusionGPS/Dan Jones operations then I struggle to see a crime. I would suggest that coordination is a certainty but proof will be hard to come by. So much of it can be done with just the unspoken assumption that certain individuals and institutions are on their side.

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    • Hmmm... says:

      My point is really that it seems the Dan Jones operation is less likely to result in criminal charges than the earlier Fusion operation. Just as a means to keep my expectations in check it just seems that the earlier operation has real crimes (FISA abuse and high level leaks). The Dan Jones operation was working with the Senate Intel Committee and possibly could result in something if there was the will to investigate it thoroughly (unlikely) and they were sloppy in their communication. Where did those texts come from though? Probably Waldman himself but maybe not.

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      • ATheoK says:

        Conspiracy/collusion meant to harm another person’s career or reputation falls under RICO, Racketeering.

        • Writing falsehoods and sharing those writings is libel.
        • Spreading falsehoods verbally is slander.
        • Setting up operations to bait a person into a specific situation then treating that situation as a crime is entrapment.
        • Using government employees, systems, communications, time, etc. for nongovernmental work is expressly illegal
        • Covering up malfeasance is fraud.
        • Using electronic equipment or communications to commit illegalities is wire fraud.
        • Communicating to foreign entities without express permission of one’s superiors is malfeasance and insubordination.
        • Using government resources to commit crimes is illegal.
        • Participating in a collusive attempt to harm the United States Government is called sedition; very illegal.

        All this before getting into the crimes each and every action might have transgressed.

        No matter how democrats and the msm spin this it is illegal.
        No matter how the activist democrat appointed judges try to forgive criminal democrats they are still liable to prosecution by competent prosecutors, until the Statute of Limitations is reached.
        Even then, if criminal mischief caused the Statute of Limitations to expire before the crime is prosecuted, the case can still be brought before a court.

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        • Joemama says:

          It isn’t it also a crime to use attorney client privilege to hide the payments from the Clintons to their lawyers (Perkins Coie?), who in turn funded Fusion GPS for the dossier?

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    • Daniel says:

      I don’t know the name of the crime, but it would be akin to the offense with which police officers are often charged when they use their government access to investigate their girlfriends. But this is the same but on steroid overdose. I’m sure there is a name for it but it escapes me at the moment.

      Most people don’t have trouble seeing this as extremely wrong, however.

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      • Hmmm... says:

        The problem as I see it is that most people will never know about it as the media is not going to cover it unless there is some sort of criminal charge that will force them. My question is even if they discover some communication that outlines explicitly what the Dan Jones operation was intending to do then what? Say they find out that their goal was to manufacture and spread lies to the media in order to generate enough negative publicity to force him to resign or be vulnerable to impeachment. That’s still not a crime. If someone had offered me the opportunity to get paid to spin stories that would damage Obama politically I would have gladly taken the opportunity. That part can’t and shouldn’t be illegal.

        The SIC investigation is (still ongoing) complete BS and political but alleging that a political body was acting politically will surprise no one. I just don’t see any end game with this other than perhaps being able to embarrass the SIC but even then it doesn’t mean much if the media doesn’t cover it. Very unlikely the executive branch would investigate the SIC for some broad based conspiracy so there needs to be a specific crime or crimes to investigate. Wolfe shows that even with a specific crime they will back off. I’m not trying to be pessimistic but just realistic. If there is some potential avenue for this to amount to anything I’m all ears but I see this as being a complete dead end unfortunately. Maybe Feinstein’s cold could turn into obstruction of justice but I’m not holding my breath.

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      • Marygrace Powers says:

        LAW ENFORCEMENT MISCONDUCT

        ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT MISCONDUCT STATUTE

        The federal criminal statute that enforces Constitutional limits on conduct by law enforcement officers is 18 U.S.C. § 242. Section 242 provides in relevant part:

        “Whoever, under color of any law, …willfully subjects any person…to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States [shall be guilty of a crime].”
        Section 242 is intended to “protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication.” Screws v. United States, 325 U.S. 91, 98 (1945) (quoting legislative history).

        https://www.justice.gov/crt/law-enforcement-misconduct

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        • ABN says:

          So much of what happens next now depends on Barr. The father is not the son but Barr’s father did hire an unqualified Jeffrey Epstein to teach at the Dalton school in NYC. Epstein’s rise to wealth and power probably only happened because some powerful and wealthy group backed him all the way and most recently may have been what offed him.

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  16. johnnyfandango says:

    Feinstein is a scumbag. How long has she been selling out our country. How much Government money has been funneled to her husband? Chinese spy driver, she could care less. How she conducted herself during the Kavanaugh hearings, just pathetic. If there was ever someone who needed a FISA warrant, it would be her.

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  17. This whole thing is so unbelievable.

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    • Daniel says:

      …and yet? I don’t care who you are, pretty much everyone has sensed for their whole lives (some here have been alive longer than others) there are two faces in politics — the public face and the private face. Hillary said it pretty clearly herself when she stated she has both a public position and a private position.

      We have all, at some level, recognized something deeper runs beneath the fascade we see in public politics and that it’s not something we would enjoy learning.

      Sundance calls it “The Big Ugly” for a reason.

      I find this to be quite believable. I view all of this through a psychological lens. These people are the worst people you can imagine and for most, that will be the most horrific thing they will learn — so horrible it doesn’t register in the same way we have a pain so bad the body cannot register it and so we don’t feel it completely or at all. We see the world from ourselves as “zero” or baseline. I think we will find these people are so morally bankrupt that they will be completely off of the scale for most people here.

      So yes, for some it is truly “unbelievable” in the sense that it’s so far removed from anything of which you might be capable. Buckle up if that’s you. I expect it is going to become quite bizarre.

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  18. WES says:

    What I find interesting is that so far under AG Barr no one has been prosecuted but many have seemed to escaped prosecution thanks to the actions of existing embedded Obama/Clinton DOJ and FBI people.

    I remember Sundance thinking we might be able to size Barr up in a few weeks. Obviously stopping the Obama/Clinton tidal wave can not be done overnight. We have seen Barr take some small steps in that direction like DC’s AG.

    I continue to hope Barr just needs more time. Hopefully a Maga tidal wave will occur this fall as hinted by some insiders.

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    • AG Barr will require more time and an ARMY of WHITE HATS.

      So far, ZERO White Hats have shown up and DELIVERED.

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      • I’d advocate for POTUS to commit AG Barr to a DOJ TURNAROUND STRATEGY:
        “The PERFECT will no longer be the enemy of the GREAT.”

        • FIRE every leader in the DOJ or FBI (including U.S. Attorneys) who hasn’t DELIVERED within 6 months against the Deep State in their jurisdictions.

        • FIRE the bosses who hire Replacements that don’t DELIVER in 6 months.

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        • WES says:

          BlackKnightRides: Like you I am getting tired of waiting for the tide to change. All I can do is hope. At the same time I am also a realist and have noted the lack of action just as you have too!

          Clearly President Trump is completely surrounded by enemies!

          Marines would say this provides a target rich environment. The poor bastards!

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    • Daniel says:

      Imagine being a good guy in charge of an entire DOJ which is corrupt. Everything you do or say is picked up and leaked or shared with opposition.

      Visualize being the cure for cancer and you are injected into a body which has been transformed into 90% cancer cells. There would be a LOT to overcome there. And only someone with Trump’s stamina could hold his own against that sort of opposition.

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  19. thedoc00 says:

    Great work SD yet it is hard to ignore that the likes of McConnell, McCain, Rooster head and Graham were in the dark on this activity.

    Especially McConnell leaving Burr as committee lead in November 2018, after all that has been exposed. The point being that this is far deeper than the SSCI.

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    • dd_sc says:

      He’s left, but do not leave Ryan off your list. He helped sideline Nunes for a year then didn’t name a new chairman for the committee so Schiff got to control the narrative for a year.

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  20. alliwantissometruth says:

    I get that Senators and Congress people have a financial interest in sabotaging Trump due to their devotion to their donors and the money those donors supply. That’s the reason they take the risks of their treason and criminality

    But the FBI? I don’t think they’re being paid off with big bucks. I realize the players can be rewarded with job advancement for their efforts, but only if successful, and we’re not talking millions in compensation

    So they’re such rigid ideologues they take the risks simply to thwart the President?

    They’re all Obama appointed leftist zombies so totally beholden to the cause they’d risk everything to take him down?

    If so, that’s one hardcore devotion, because they must have known they were really only pawns doing the dirty work for the politicians and global elites

    I guess when you’re dealing with the insane left, anything is possible

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    • thedoc00 says:

      There are zealots and then remember that the size of pay-offs need to satisfy a turn-coat is relative to the importance of the piss-ant being paid.

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    • Daniel says:

      Do not underestimate the product of today’s colleges and universities. I hold they have done far more damage to the culture than just about any other. Add to that the reality of government hiring practices and the full knowledge of exactly how impossible it is to get fired and you’ve got the swampiest swamp possible.

      I’ll never forget the words spoken by a lowly postal employee who operates at a leased location in a shopping center. She parks her car taking up two parking spaces routinely. I was always curious about it and one day I saw her walking from her car to the post office. I asked her why she parks like that. She said, “because I’m government.” I kid you not.

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      • WES says:

        Daniel: Your comment reminded me of an air force pilot who had to stop over in Greenland to refuel his plane. After quickly refueling his plane he then had to wait a very long time to empty his sewage holding tank to reduce his weight before he could take off.

        After waiting impatiently for many hours the sewage truck finally showed up! The pilot told the sewage truck guy he was going to put him on report! The sewage guy told the pilot that he was already in the worst job in the air force located in the worse air force base in the world!

        The pilot gave up and took off without reporting the sewage guy!

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    • felipe says:

      I really loved the description from a treeper here the other day who foresees that there will be many of these hardcore progressives who will be out there like the stranded Japanese soldiers after 40 years still tilting at windmills and unable to ‘surrender’ to reality. It’s a great metaphor that makes me chuckle but shake my head at the same time.

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    • desperatelyseekingmelania says:

      There is a decent trail of circumstantial evidence pointing to Comey being motivated in this primarily by political ideology. Seems hard to believe that the Director of the FBI would do all that he has done on that basis, but there are a lot of things that suggest it. Check out his own twitter/public statements over the last couple of years. Talking about Trump supporters going back to their “dark corner,” and other statements smacking of elite disdain for the rabble. Suggests same mindset as Strzok with his Wal Mart text messages. Comey’s wife and daughter marching with their pink pussy hats. Indeed, if he James Comey honestly believed the sitting president was an agent of a foreign power, would he not be screaming it from the rooftops to this very day? Instead he has lapsed into snide twitter remarks.

      So that’s just one example of a conspirator who may have been so motivated. Quite probably there were others who did so for similar reasons. As if they were leftist social media crazies come to life in important government positions. It really do seem to be that way.

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  21. bessie2003 says:

    What are the odds that the demise of Mr. Epstein is sending a message to Steele to shut up and go along with what his partners in crime say to do?

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  22. Zap says:

    The Deep State (and thier Mocking Bird media) will now ensure this is swept under the rug… yeah maybe for a week or two it will be in the news, but then it will go the way of other stories (it wont be reproted). And (you) anyone who tries to find out what happend will be labled as part of a “Conspiracy Theory”. Also… Look out for a False Flag in the next week… just my thoughts…

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  23. mtk says:

    Feinstein left because she didn’t want to deal with the consequences of a President Trump.

    Too polite.

    Feinstein left because she was the weak link on the SSCI. She has many outstanding corruption issues going back years that are unrelated to the SSCI’s role to remove PDJT.
    By leaving, she was strengthen the collective position of the SSCI. In essence, she left because her colleagues on the SSCI made a decision that if she remained, her baggage of past corruption liabilities would have made her a natural target to get her to roll on others.

    I said this, nearly a year and half ago and to date I’ve seen nothing to refute this suspicion.

    There is no way the FBI and the DoJ took the steps it did without running it the flag pole and polling the SSCI, Gang of Eight and other politicians to bless the so called ‘insurance policy’.

    Goes a long way in explaining why, “They are to this day still biting down on stupid in the face of overwhelming evidence.”

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    • mnlakes says:

      Wouldn’t that be something if (the white hats) had proof of that flag pole? Take ’em all out in one trial! save the taxpayers some money. Their devious plot has cost the taxpayers enough, let the Military courts handle this.
      A girl can dream, can’t she?

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  24. sarasotosfan says:

    If SSCI members were actively involved in 2016, my guess is they were not so smart about texting and I would love to see any text activity.

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    • J Gottfred says:

      I never write an text or email that I do not expect to be read by an outsider to the conversation. It is amazing to me just how stupid (arrogant?) Warner, Page, Strzok et al’s use of text messaging is. I hope these villains rot in jail. .

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  25. Will any of them be indicted? Which ones?

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  26. Carrie says:

    Interesting how Feinstein is still so active even though she no longer sits on the SSCI. By linking Dan Jones with Fusion GPS and that large infusion of cash, she still directs him what to try and uncover through Fusion GPS. She was deeply unpopular last time around-especially with these young progressives like AOC. Apparently now she is laying low while they self destruct in their own stupidity. But I hope we find a way to get rid of her. She is so corrupt sitting there for so many years, she will continue to be dangerous until she is gone. Pity the Chinese spy driver didn’t give her more negative press….

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  27. paulashley says:

    Any idea if Barr and Durham, not to mention Trump, read CTH? I certainly hope so.

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    • olddog35 says:

      “If Chris Steele suddenly walked away from the dossier, and/or admitted publicly the dossier was political opposition research primarily from Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr, the FBI would have a shit-storm on it’s hands….”

      Not only the FBI, America has a shit-storm on it’s hands.

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  28. ozymandiasssss says:

    Too bad they didn’t squeeze James Wolfe when they had the chance

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  29. beachbum31 says:

    Steele = the crooked real estate appraiser

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  30. Tl Howard says:

    I hope the suspicious death of Epstein doesn’t detract one second from the time Barr needs to put into the attack on Trump/

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  31. Another Scott says:

    “the extent to which Chris Steele was willing to remain on public record to support a false framework about the dossier itself.” hmm I bet I know where a good chunk of the Dan Jones $50 million went

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  32. Richard Whitney says:

    >>The reality is: most of the raw material and research inside the dossier was from Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr at Fusion GPS.<>“If Chris Steele suddenly walked away from the dossier, and/or admitted publicly the dossier was political opposition research primarily from Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr, the FBI would have a shit-storm on it’s hands….”<>Steele could be a risk if he was not supporting the team playbook<<
    Steele had to profess a hatred for Trump, otherwise he would be more dead than dead. I suspect that, in the end, we will know that Steele was used as a tool.

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  33. waicool says:

    I sure would like to know what Blunt and the rest of these senate intelligence committee members were up to all this time

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  34. Perot Conservative says:

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  35. Perot Conservative says:

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  36. Perot Conservative says:

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  37. arze says:

    While it could be Steele was getting cold feet, that is only according to a liar/lawyer, Waldman.

    That Sundance has fully examined this from that perspective, in great detail, no one can deny, and that could well be the case.

    It may also be that Steele having cold feet is but a ruse, either created by Waldman, or perhaps, and don’t laugh out loud: Kim Darrooch and his ILK.

    The following headline, just one month old, from the UK ragsheet Daily Mail states: [[Sir Kim Darroch vouched for British ex-spy Christopher Steele who put together the Dirty Dossier on Trump and told US officials he ‘was “absolutely legit”‘]]

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7245063/Sir-Kim-Darroch-said-Christopher-Steele-absolutely-legit-leaked-emails.html

    Just a quick primer on “Sir Kim”:

    “Kim served as the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor, from January 2012 to September 2015 acting as Secretary of the National Security Council and leading the National Security Team. . . and joined the Diplomatic Service in 1977.”

    https://www.gov.uk/government/people/kim-darroch

    And then this:

    “On 7 July 2015, the Foreign Office announced that Darroch would be replaced by Sir Mark Lyall Grant in September 2015, with Darroch moving to a different diplomatic post. On 20 August 2015, the Foreign Office announced that his new role would be as the Ambassador to the United States”

    Darrooch officially Assumed office on 28 January 2016, during Obama’s 8th year in office.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Darroch

    After Trump was elected later that year, he made it quite plain he wanted no part of Darrooch.

    British arrogance carried the day, and Darrooch remained as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Ambassador to USA.

    That is, until Darrooch was forced to resign in disgrace last month, following the Daily Mail story.

    Trump then refused to meet with the Darrooch, and that sealed his persona non grata status — albeit a year and a half too late [Trump had wanted Nigel Farage is UK’s ambassador to USA].

    Trump’s Tweet on Darrooch is classic, calling him a pompous fool.

    Of note, among many, is the fact that although Darrooch, according to the Daily Mail story, smeared and insulted and acted anything but diplomatically towards Trump — behind his back — after this was exposed, none other than Senator Lindsey Graham said as follows, via his Twitter:
    [Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC Kim Darroch did an outstanding job as Ambassador and sorry to see he has resigned his post. He got a raw deal from press. 10:29 AM – Jul 10, 2019]]

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/10/lindsey-grahams-infantilization-trump/?noredirect=on

    Among what Darrooch said — in cables leaked to the Daily Mail and reported last month:
    >the White House ‘will never look competent’
    >accused Trump of ‘radiating insecurity’
    >filling his speeches with ‘false claims and invented statistics’
    >achieving ‘almost nothing’ in terms of domestic policy
    >this quote from Darrooch, ‘As seen from here, we really don’t believe that this Administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional, less unpredictable, less faction-riven, less diplomatically clumsy and inept.’
    >this quote: ‘For a man who has risen to the highest office on the planet, President Trump radiates insecurity.’
    >this quote: ‘This “America First” Administration could do some profoundly damaging things to the world trade system: such as denounce the WTO, tear up existing trade details, launch protectionist action, even against allies. It could further undermine international action on climate change, or further cut UN funding.’

    The leaked documents of Darrooch’s diplomatic cables reported by Daily Mail, includes this: [[And referring to allegations of collusion between the Trump camp and Russia – since largely disproved – the memo says: ‘The worst cannot be ruled out.’]]

    Thank you for your service Sir Kim. The worst was just thrown out.

    I would like to see all of Darrooch’s diplomatic cables while he was the UK ambassador to the USA.

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  38. J Gottfred says:

    Wow, one of the best threads ever. All I can say is, “Et tu, Brute?”

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  39. Les Standard says:

    The DOJ, FBI and CIA are now rogue terrorist groups who serve foreign masters, criminals and eurotrash banksters. They will attack and kill average Americans without blinking. They will NEVER help an average American without being paid huge bribes

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  40. mylabs5 says:

    The next question should be>
    What did Valerie Jarret know?

    She ran the WH for Obama. She approved everything. The rest followed her directions – not Obama’s. Nothing happened without her approval.

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  41. Spatch says:

    I would think that Devin Nunez knows what Burr, Warner, Jones and Steel were up to and likely has given Trump, Barr and Durham notice.

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  42. Bill Henslee says:

    Although I don’t see any smoking gun emails from Sen. Burr, where has he been and what has he been doing in the background? He has been the invisible man for 21/2 years. No sign that he has been an honest broker or a Sen. to watch for Dem black ops.

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  43. islandpalmtrees says:

    Given the nature of a large coup. People must communicate and actions must be coordinated. which brings me to my point. What affects one conspirator, affects all to include the Gang-Of-Eight, to include Nunes, sadly. So why the SSCI, and FBI were up to no good, what were the other conspirators, doing?

    Sundance writes a summary:
    “That set’s up early 2017 – where the FBI was evaluating the extent to which Chris Steele was willing to remain on public record to support a false framework about the dossier itself. This is the same time-frame where Fusion is being paid by Dan Jones to facilitate the calls for a special counsel. Fusion drives that narrative with structured leaks to media.”

    Ends of the same snake:
    Was the Obstruction of Justice plan started earlier? Remember when Nunes was taken off of his Committee responsibilities by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Convenient for the small group of conspirators on May 17th, 2017, wouldn’t you say..

    So what makes this so important. The Gang-Of-Eight briefing that would eventually follow on Wednesday May 17th, 2017. The conspirators knew Nunes was unlikely to go along and they were right. RR would have shown up with a hand full of Comey memos and said this is why I assigned a Special Council. Nunes, would have started asking some hard questions potentially derailing the SC appointment.

    After Nunes’ March 22nd, 2017, Press announcement, and the subsequent democrat/media outrage therein, House Speaker Paul Ryan somewhat removes Devin Nunes from his committee responsibilities as they pertain to oversight on the Trump-centric investigative matters, and Nunes is placed under an ethics investigation.

    Is is important to ask what else was going on?

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  44. jogreggre says:

    Anyone else think that Sundance is one of the few excellent investigative reporters (and great thinkers) in America? I certainly do.

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  45. SpanglishKC says:

    The same people that killed VSG’s most recent nominee for DNI approved Barr! What am I supposed to do with that?

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  46. ChampagneReady says:

    I wonder if the IG’s team of attorneys really turned the screws on Steele when they grilled him for SIXTEEN hours. Did he flip ? Or are they going to nail him as a conspirator in the FBI plot ?

    Either way, I bet there are some knees shaking over what they got in that interview.

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  47. Mr bandwagon says:

    They must have collaborated on other things, how do you just trust people that come to you asking if you want to throw down on a coup to over throw a president xxxxx that’s just crazy

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