Federal Judge Completely Rejects DOJ Argument – Orders ‘Archey Declarations’ (Descriptions of Comey Memos) Released…

A U.S. District Judge has rejected the DOJ and FBI motion to block the release of the Archey Declarations (descriptions of Comey memos). [Background Here]

In a strongly worded ruling (full pdf below) released moments ago, Federal Judge James Boasberg blasted the DOJ and FBI for attempting to change their filings, claim national security “sources and methods”, and block his prior court ruling – which instructed the DOJ to release the “Archey Declarations”.  The judge is obviously angry:

It must strike readers as erroneous “with the force of a five-week-old, unrefrigerated dead fish.”…

[Backstory for those unfamilar] In the background of what was The Mueller Investigation, there was a FOIA case where the FBI was fighting to stop the release of the Comey memos.  Within that courtroom fight Mueller’s lead FBI agent David Archey wrote a series of declarations to the court describing the content of the memos and arguing why they should be kept classified.

The FOIA fight shifted; and the plaintiff, CNN, argued for public release of the content of the FBI agent’s descriptions, now known as the “Archey Declarations”.

After a lengthy back-and-forth legal contest, on June 7th Judge James E Boasberg agreed to allow the FBI to keep the Comey memo content hidden, but instructed the DOJ/FBI to release the content of the Archey Declarations.  On August 2nd the DOJ/FBI changed their position and claimed national security, “sources and methods” would be compromised by the release of the Archey Declarations.

Today Judge Boasberg completely rejected their argument:

Here’s the ruling: 

Must read, it’s a thing of beauty.

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OK, so what does this mean?  Well, assuming the DOJ and FBI don’t try to appeal to a higher court…. it means we will get to see the Archey Declarations unredacted.  It also means pressure on the inspector general to release the IG report on James Comey.

The issue at hand is tangentially related to the current Inspector General carve-out report, through the aspect of the Comey Memos.  We are currently anticipating a report from the OIG related to former FBI Director James Comey, his writing of the memos, and the leaking of some of those memos to the media via his friend Daniel Richman.  {LINK}

No-one knows the number of memos that James Comey has written.  [We may get that answer in the IG report.]  There are nine memos written by James Comey surrounding contact and conversations with President-elect and then President Trump (2016/2017).

However, based on the court declarations by Mueller’s former lead FBI investigator David Archey, it sounds like there are many more memos than anyone currently understands; including memos about the investigation of candidate Trump, that were written during the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation 2016 and 2017, that describe investigative details, sources, operations and code-names of intelligence assets used in the investigation.

The Comey memos are not just about his contact with Donald Trump as a candidate, president-elect or president.   The media keeps downplaying the memos as a few notes taken by the former FBI director, but all of the background information suggest the assembled writing is something more akin to a personal diary.

My strongly researched suspicion is that James Comey kept detailed private notes of what was happening during the operation(s) against Donald Trump and his campaign team, both during the campaign and after the election when President Trump took office.  Just take a look at how David Archey described the content and you can see those notes, now called memos, were in addition to FD 302 reports being filed by FBI officials.

Why James Comey would keep detailed notes beyond what was being officially recorded in the FBI 302 reports is likely a question to be answered within the pending inspector general report.   There’s a lot of sketchy non-transparent stuff going on amid all of this….

This is an example of redacted information in the Archey Declarations that Judge Boasberg had ruled must be released with the redactions removed.  This is what the DOJ and FBI are working to stop from being released to the public:

(Source Link)

You can read the Archey Declarations, as they are included as exhibits in prior rulings, below:

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The United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, is fighting this court ordered release.  The DOJ Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division is Jody Hunt. That name might be familiar to you because Jody Hunt was Jeff Sessions former chief-of-staff.

We previously anticipated Jody Hunt being involved with this current case; the DOJ and FBI attempt to block release of the memos and declarations.   However, we have recently been informed that Jody Hunt was recused from the case by DOJ lawyers during the time when the Mueller investigation was ongoing.

According to the latest information we can gather, DOJ Asst. Attorney James Burnham  replaced Jody Hunt for all oversight issues in this court battle.

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313 Responses to Federal Judge Completely Rejects DOJ Argument – Orders ‘Archey Declarations’ (Descriptions of Comey Memos) Released…

  1. sundance says:

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    • sundance says:

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      • Akindole says:

        I’ll take that win.
        They’re scarce as hen’s teeth these days.

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      • Bluto Ruffian says:

        Back in the 80s I worked for one of the iconic Italian Sportscar manufactures and spent several hundred hours in court as the company’s legal ‘Technical Expert’. One case was a ‘Lemon Law’ case where the car in question dripped a couple drops of engine oil on the owner’s (marble) garage floor…
        On the day of the hearing, I parked in the court’s parking garage and walked past the RESERVED parking spot where Judge parks her car, studied it carefully and went on meet with my local attorney. When I was called to the Stand, I gave the definitions of Leakage, Seepage, and Weepage and how they related to this case. Upon closing, I stated that the Judge’s own car was several orders of magnitude worse for dripping oil but, was apparently acceptable to Her Honor… Almost breaking her neck spinning her head, demanded an explanation. She immediately ordered recess and we all went out to the parking garage. Backing her car out of HER parking spot revealed a LARGE, black, gooey stain on the floor where the engine would be when parked. The look on Her Honor’s face, PRICELESS.
        Court resumed shortly thereafter and the case was ultimately DISMISSED. Called my boss later with a update on the case and said that the revelation “hit the Judge like a ton-o-bricks”.
        Wish I could have said “hit the Judge with the force of a five-week-old, unrefrigerated dead fish.” That… is what PRICELESS looks like!
        Notice how Judge Boasberg quietly removed himself from the the remark by reference to citation of case law? BOOM!

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        • SKYJACKER says:

          James Emanuel Boasberg – Skull and Bones – ’85
          and he is a legacy…
          James Emanuel Boasberg III – Skull and Bones – ’56

          I can see it now…

          “Boasberg, I’ve given your name a lot of thought,
          From now on your Skull&Bones name is …”
          “Five-week-old-unrefrigerated-dead-fish.”

          Cue “Louie, Louie!”

          …and the ensuing FBI investigation…

          In February 1964, an outraged parent wrote to Robert F. Kennedy, then the Attorney General of the United States, alleging that the lyrics of “Louie Louie” were obscene. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the complaint. In June 1965, the FBI laboratory obtained a copy of the Kingsmen recording and, after 31 months of investigation, concluded that it could not be interpreted, that it was “unintelligible at any speed,” and therefore the Bureau could not find that the recording was obscene. In September 1965, an FBI agent interviewed one member of the Kingsmen, who denied that there was any obscenity in the song. The FBI never bothered either to interview songwriter Richard Berry or to consult the actual lyrics that were on file with the U.S. Copyright Office.
          (Wikipedia – Louie Louie)

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      • Is it possible for the FBI & DOJ to file that supplemental brief now?

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Well, assuming the DOJ and FBI don’t try to appeal to a higher court…

          Why assume they won’t?
          Page 1 of the ruling:

          ” The Court, Defendant believes, should have construed three sentences of the declaration — which referred to a different statute altogether — as not only invoking FOIA Exemption 3 but also fulfilling Defendant’s burden of demonstrating the applicability of that exemption, and thus delivering it victory. While such a position certainly takes chutzpah, it does not take the cake here.”

          The judge is “commending’ them for the enormity of their nuggets in making up legal arguments (yet again)

          Seems like Barr would have to intervene for them not to go back to the bakery.
          “We’re gonna need a bigger cake.”

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          • So is that a yes to my original question? The FBI & DOJ would be able still submit the supplemental brief for oral arguments in the case in front of U. S. District Court Federal Judge James Boasberg, yes? If they do not decide to appeal this ruling, they could go back to the judge at this late date and file the supplemental brief he referred to as the proper remedy?

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            • Firefly says:

              FBI and DOJ can indeed file. But generally when the judge gives such a ruling indicating he’s done with the issue — it’s not a good idea to tick off the judge. In Sibel Edmonds case AG John Ashcroft in The 11 th hour (mueller was fbi head) invoked the state’s secret privilege which judges can’t do anything about it. It all comes down to AG Barr authorizing such action if the doj and fbi are desparate..

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              Guess they could try but sounds like Boasberg isn’t inclined to listen:

              “In its Motion for Reconsideration, however, the FBI does not wrestle with these issues, much less establish the correctness of the position it favors. This deficiency adds to the stack of reasons counseling against reopening this can of worms. See Firestone, 76 F.3d at 1208 (requiring showing of “clear error” or “manifest injustice” to compel amendment) (citation omitted)

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    • JL says:

      Theres a mention of the David Hardy declaration in this ruling. This is important. I believe the FBI has lied to the court about producing Comey memos and how many are in existance.

      That was in a separate case, where David Hardy, of the FBI told the court that the FBI had a complete record of the Comey Memos. The Daily Caller was suing and wanted the FBI to do a central records search, which would include an electronic search. Hardy said it was not necessary because they had all the memos, and even checked with the Special Counsels Office, to make sure the record was complete. The court ruled in the FBI’s favor.

      Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, and we find out that two of the Comey Memos went “missing”. Absent an electronic search, these memos would not have been recovered.

      The FBI is withholding Comey memos. This is from the 2/2/2019 ruling in the CNN case:The next fight will be over Hardy Declarations, where the FBI told court that it had a complete set of Comey memos and didn't need to extensively search.Evidence logs say 2 memos are MIA. pic.twitter.com/3rT0PNKOSr— Jay Wiz (@j_wizzles) August 13, 2019

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    • DaughterofLiberty says:

      Hahahahahah, FIB!!! In common parlance….your brilliant attorneys screwed up with their motion for reconsideration big time!! (That word INCOMPETENCE comes to mind again! Hhahahahaha) – The Court in its opinion denying FIB’s motion even describes its attempt at a “mulligan”. Suck it, FIB.

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      • All Too Much says:

        The ruling was not difficult to write. Motions for reconsideration have simple requirements, and the FBI’s motion did not show anything meeting the requirement.
        Open. Shut. Next case.

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  2. Interested Observer says:

    If they do not appeal, when will they be released?

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    • sundance says:

      Awaiting the order to see a deadline. Still no word.

      Judge Boasberg has written his ruling, the judicial order will soon follow.

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      • Johnny says:

        He whipped the FBI and DOJ lawyers like a rented mule.

        I think the Judge might just like pictures of Zippo lighters also. LOL

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        • convert says:

          Dare we hope there’s an honest, uncorrupted, unafraid, unblackmailed judge left somewhere who will rein in this corrupt and despicable cabal known as the FBI??

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          • Dad's son says:

            I would lean less toward Judge Boasberg’s being some undiscovered paragon, and more toward thinking that the FBI insulted the judge. Note that their argument basically invoked a statute telling the judge, “You screwed up so we want a do-over,” when, in fact, it was the FBI that tried to change the rules of the game.

            Of course, we saw this before with “Chief Justice” Roberts and Obamacare, but it went the other way. Maybe they don’t have good blackmail on Judge Boasberg, as opposed to how Justice Roberts was very possibly blackmailed over the possibly illegal adoption of his two kids.

            Boasberg chose not to bend over like Roberts did, but that’s because the FBI decided to insult the judge.

            Left unspoken is how Boasberg feels about what looks like horrible abuse of the FISC and the snookering of the judges, of whom he is one!

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          • GB Bari says:

            Perhaps, but this decision looks more like a judge whose normal “elasticity” was stretched to its limit by what became glaringly obvious attempts by the government to keep moving the goalposts so that every weak point in their defense would somehow (wink wink) be accepted by the court.
            I think Judge Boasberg finally concluded his reputation is worth more than covering up FBI lawyers’ malfeasance.

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          • livefreeordieguy says:

            An honest, uncorrupted, unafraid, un-blackmailed judge who will rein in the FBI… Yeah, he’s right over there next to the juggling unicorn with the mustache….

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    • All Too Much says:

      An appeal, to succeed, would need to establish the district court judge “abused” its “discretion”. Establishing an abuse of discretion is very difficult.
      An appeal of this ruling, if there is one, faces a steep uphill battle.

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  3. sarasotosfan says:

    Comey did it as leverage and to attempt to demonstrate his innocence in that he was only following orders.

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    • railer says:

      This.

      Comey is an obtuse, bureaucratic logroller, only interested in power and cashing in. But even a dolt like him understood that he was breaking the law with this dossier and FISA business, and he KNEW he had to leave a paper trail fingering the real culprits at Justice and Intelligence (Lynch and her minions, and Brennan), or he’d risk the gallows.

      Because of the writer’s obvious character defects and shamelessness, these Comey memos are the likely roadmap to the gallows for some of these criminals, and they put this conspiracy directly into the Oval Office c.2016 and prior years. That’s why they’ll probably never see the light of day,. Sorry. Barr might help nail a Wolfe or two, on minor charges, but that’s as far as it’s likely gonna go. The Deep State is quite deep, afterall. They have judges pre-spotted, even if a stray one might occasionally deliver a favorable ruling. And Roberts and Kavanaugh are there to backstop the criminals, if it ever even gets to them. I bet it doesn’t.

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      • RJ says:

        I like your thoughts because they offer a perspective–it seems, few would and have considered, a perspective that see the players in a much different light.

        I like your challenge!

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      • ozymandiasssss says:

        Boy you know how to burst someone’s balloon!

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      • Steve in MT says:

        Since Comey is such a slimeball, I would really like to see the memos he wrote about Obama. Hmm, I wonder if this is why they don’t want them released.

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      • DrNo76 says:

        Barr will prosecute all of the guilty. It was not Obama’s signature on the FISA applications. Unless he authorized Lynch to do so. And I think he’s too much of a coward to have done so. But we are forgetting the FISA abused Rogers discovered. All of those are likely criminal violations as well. And no-ones really talking about that, but it should be the starting point for any criminal investigation. Who were the contractors? Who provided them access to the NSA databases? On what basis? Who was searched? What data was obtained? And what was done with the data?

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        • ann says:

          Yes. drNo76.
          The ultimate culpability lies with former or current higher command chain at the DoJ & Bureau. They, and the judges, including Chief Justice Roberts hold the only authority & had a clear duty to stop the insanity,

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Partly disagree. He did it also to ensure he could not be arkancided and further to ensure that he be kept in place ‘or else’. Which would have been foolish, considering the Clinton’s longstanding ability to literally get away with murder. Comey breaking the law but expecting other lawbreakers to follow it because he expected them to.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      The problem with that defense is a word omitted in front of the “orders” as in LEGAL Orders”. This is no defense…. more likely a doomsday file, especially now that Epstein has been erased one way or the other.

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        Comey is a sociopath. He knows he is righteous and would never act on an illegal order.

        This is where others who are unaware will realize he is around the twist..

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    • thedoc00 says:

      If Comey has zero support to verify or acknowledge the content of his memo’s they are no better than hear-say at best. That I the problem with “memo’s” if they are kept secret and not circulated after written.

      Like the scene from “Doctor Strangelove”, when Dr. Strangelove gives the Soviet Ambassador a hard time about Russia’s secret Doomsday Deterrent Weapon. “If nobody knows about the weapon how can you call it a deterrent??”

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        We don’t know anything about them, yet.

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      • All Too Much says:

        What Comey wrote in the memos is, more likely than not, admissible as evidence in a trial against him if what he wrote is contrary to his interests. His words would be admissible under a hearsay exception known as an admission against interest.
        If Comey were to take the witness stand, which he never will, the memos would be fair game in crowd examination.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          Against Comey, yes as they are his own signed words. Against anyone else I question the ability to use them as they would be hear-say if not supported, that was the focus of my comment but you make a good point.

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        • MAJA says:

          i wonder if comey’s memos will portray comey as the shining stalwart patriot with a higher loyalty, which is how he saw himself as at the time, saving the democracy by over turning the election of the duly elected president. It used to have a better much better ring to it back then, but now it’s being conflated with treason. haha. Let’s see how he tries to talk his way out of that.

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    • Daniel says:

      Whose orders? At the time, his boss was Sessions.

      Comey leaked information through a mediary and fake special employee to the press. He lied to the president. He signed off on documents presented to FISC stating that the information had been verified though it had not.

      Who ordered that?

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  4. Perot Conservative says:

    This judge, a Bush Jr appointee, is an aficionado of William Shakespeare’s plays.

    Thank goodness not a BHO judge.

    Now, watch to see if they attempt redactions in these declarations.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      My source says he is also an Obama appointee to the US District of DC. Also a FISC Judge as of 2014, appointed by John Roberts. Surprised that he ordered some of Hillary’s emails released and blocked release of Trump’s tax returns. Sort of hard to figure him out (especially since he was born in San Francisco)!

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  5. Johnny says:

    Well this was a shocker. Give the Judge a hat tip, he deserves it.

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  6. ElTocaor says:

    lol Judge Boasberg with the bantz! This ruling reads like a Greek Comedy.
    Let’s see if the FBI/DOJ will appeal, but chalk up a win for the good guys today.

    Hear, hear for Judge Boasberg dishing out a well-earned comeuppance!

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  7. Bogeyfree says:

    Call me suspicious, but if CNN wants something revealed how can that be good for us and PT?

    Why would the bad guys want something exposed that might hurt the bad guys??

    I trust nothing that originates from the media.

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    • Ausonius says:

      Dude! They believe their own propaganda! They are so self-deluded, that they are positive these documents will be valuable to try -again – to IMPEACH TRUMP.

      The other possibility….Comey has lied in the memos about President Trump trying to bribe him, or trying to get him to do something illegal, etc.

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    • Johnny says:

      I am sure they are hoping for anything in the released documents to be able to use as evidence of Russia Gate.

      Alas that thought could bite them in the backside.

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    • John says:

      These will all be from Comey’s perspective. But it should present a timeline and a list of (redacted) characters.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Trust the sunlight/

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      I seem to remember seeing somewhere that they tried to recant the request but were denied. Anyone else?

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    • dawg says:

      Bogey, ive been asking this question over and over

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    • Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

      I have the exact same suspicion.
      Why these documents and none others?
      Knowing Jimmy the Weasel as we do, you know his “memos” are all CYA.
      Does CNN know that too and this is a way of helping The Weasel?

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      • icthematrix says:

        I think they believe there is something within that can help the narrative. Comey generally knows the essence of what he recorded. We know he has likely spoken to people who have shared info directly with the propaganda press. I do believe in sunlight, but these documents are likely not factual nor render accurate accountings….strictly designed to cover for Comey. Could be trouble….

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    • joebkonobi says:

      So Mueller has obviosly seen them and still could not come up with anything. If it was bad news for PDJT Mueller would have been all over it.

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    • LafnH20 says:

      Perhaps, they hoped to claim “ownership” (They alone) of whatever “Truth” they claim to have gleaned from the memos (in like 10 minutes) and blast it out to their minions… in 20 second sound bites, creeping crawlers and endless 12 panel “Experts” screaching ….
      See! See! See!!! Orange Man Bad!! MUST Impeach!!!…
      Thereby giving homey comey, nadless, et al. cover. (Circuitous Reporting.. Dontcha know)

      Conveniently neglecting to mention the “Facts” and how they tie in to the story… because they’ve never bothered to mention the facts to their minions… for YEARS!! 🤔 OK, that’s not accurate… DECADES.

      As, Ausonius mentioned, they are blinded by hubris and ideology and just gotta see those memos. Even with the doj balking at the notion… They Just Gotta. There’s gotta be… Something!!!! They’ve convinced themselves.
      Imho, cnn never seriously contemplated (at the outset) that “others” would have access (Other than “The Swamp”) and had hoped to engineer another 24/7 narrative… i.e.,
      It’s illegal for you to read the memos… But, fear not, we have a team of legal experts scouring thru them and will release the actual evidence… when they’ve completed their investigational analysis….but here’s what we’ve been told to sa.. 🤔 Know so far…..
      IMPEACH
      Honest 😉

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      When CNN filed this, they probably thought it would contain nuggets to hammer Trump with.

      Kind of surprising that CNN hasn’t dropped their request 😸

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    • Arrest Soros says:

      CNN are not the only plaintiffs.
      Look at the scribd, there are a bunch of plaintiffs including Daily Caller and Judicial Watch.

      I believe the FBI are trying to withold these docs because the docs will show that Comey lied to congress in his testimony after he was fired.
      That’s all this is. Former Comey bum chums trying to protect his ass.

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    • mimbler says:

      Didn’t they ask for these back when they hated Comey for ‘causing’ hiliary’s loss of the presidency?

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    • pocaMAGAjunta says:

      The Archey declarations are the vehicle by which the preferred narrative of the Comey memos is dispatched to the public.

      A. CNN files FOIA for the Comey memos.
      B. Archey spins the narrative for public consumption.
      C. CNN FOIA requests Archey narrative.
      D. FBI puts up a weak fight to make it look real.

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    • felipe says:

      Bogey: there was a prior SD post that posited that this case was filed by CNN way back when Comey was not St. Comey to the Dems and their hanger-ons, that they were at the time trying to blame him and discredit him.

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    • desperatelyseekingmelania says:

      There are many useful idiots in the media who swallowed the Russia conspiracy hook line and sinker and are still pushing it to this day. See Scarborough blaming Russians for Epstein’s death.

      It is possible that the good folks at CNN pushing this legal action honestly believe in their reeeesistance heart of hearts that inside Comey’s memos will be the damning smoking gun that ties Trump to the Russians.

      Never underestimate human stupidity

      Just throwing that out there as one possible explanation

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  8. Anne-Marie Shurina says:

    Hi Sundance-
    My son had a bad biking accident on Thursday- prayers & any sharing of this info greatly appreciated-
    Thanks-
    Annie
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    Sent from my iPhone

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  9. M. B. Lamar says:

    Fight em, way to go judge!

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  10. Sherri Young says:

    Congratulations, Sundance. I’ll bet you/y’all are grinning broadly.

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    • KingBroly says:

      War’s not over yet. We’ll see how a higher Judge rules in this case. 99% of the time, Judges don’t like it when you change your argument halfway through a case.

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      • Maquis says:

        Especially when you switch your argument without stating your case then chide the judge for not recognizing the obvious superiority of the unspoken argument and ruling in your favor.

        I might note that in his ruling he pretty much stated that een if they had appropriately and effectively made this argument they would nevertheless have failed to sway the court, he effectively cut that unargued argument out from under any future effort to resist the judgment.

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  11. ristvan says:

    Not an expert here, but it seems a sideshow. Archey declarations were an effort to cover up a cover up. Removing one cover up still leaves another.

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  12. doohmax says:

    We’ve all got to realize that this is the End of the World for the Deep State if the truth is revealed. Don’t expect full revelation to be easy. Is there any doubt that this bucket of slime can be traced right to the very top of the halls of power over the last 8 to 10 years? A caged animal will do anything to survive. The walls of the cage are closing in on these people. They won’t go gentle into that dark night.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      I realize that a complicit media will slant the story 50 ways to the press room. They won’t roll over, they won’t play dead. They have too much to lose—up to and including power, money, more power, pallets of money, Conor, dominance, money.

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  13. Garavaglia says:

    Yaaay! I might get to see a description of a diary.

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  14. Joshua2415 says:

    Anybody else having problems with the link to SCRIBD for the judges ruling? It’s directing me to a 4/18 document.

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  15. tb032004 says:

    Wake me up when someone is in front of a grand jury in REAL legal trouble. Not before. SMH. I’m not gonna hold my breath.

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  16. littleanniefannie says:

    Or at the very least, the Zippo lights after the guilty have been fed massive amounts of beans and greens. Ka-boom!

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  17. frances says:

    Someone buy this Judge and his clerks a beer!

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  18. bacillus says:

    There hasn’t been an arrogant Comey tweet in 7 days even though lots has been happening. I wonder when he is? Standing pensively somewhere on an ice floe slowly making its way out to sea? So many questions.

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  19. AnotherView says:

    Hahaha…..feel good story of the day.

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  20. lawton says:

    I hope Flynn is the name redacted about the FISA part in there.

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  21. visage13 says:

    Will CNN get them first and can they just destroy them and then we will never see them? Sorry, I don’t know how this works.

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  22. Comey is going to blame his boss, and say he was just following orders.

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  23. Cpdesert says:

    I am not up to speed on the content of Comey memos or Archie and Jughead declarations but seems to me anything Comey drafted in this regard was probably done so under false pretense, to fabricate a narrative that He was saving us from the dastardly Trump.

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  24. ozymandiasssss says:

    Sundance, I know this sounds very “trust the plannish” but is there any way that Comey maybe figured out this was a coup a long time ago and has been documenting the crime? I know-just say not a chance, and get it over with. He just seems like such an engima; always wanted to be a part of everything and he didn’t ever release the Russia investigation details like Harry Reid wanted him to.

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    • mark says:

      Kinda like what Sundance has been saying, cover his ass?

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      • ozymandiasssss says:

        But how can you cover your ass with bullshit? It just makes your ass look worse.

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        • My “Like” is back!!!!!!!

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        • Dutchman says:

          E-Z peasy japaneasy;
          You document EVERYTHING. Every conversation with all your co-conspirators. When memorialising your recollections of your conversations, you say “And at that point I said to,..Barack, leretta, brennan, whoever ‘Gee, I’m not SURE this is legal’, and they assured me that,,…blah blah.”
          Like Ohr saying “I TOLD the FBI that I was delivering this material to ‘I’m not sure this is accurate, or verified! I’m just the MESSENGER”.

          Comey never intended for these memos if his to see the light of day. He leaked the ones on his conversations with PDJT, in order to trigger SC, but also to make clear to his coconspirators that he memorialised conversations, and was prepared to leak.
          “I HAVE a gun, its loaded and aimed at your heart. I AM prepared to fire.!”

          He also demonstrated his willingness, by throwing lynch under the bus, on the phone call to NYPD, and Garner.
          That wasn’t mainly about lynch, that was to give them a taste.

          Protect ME, or I will burn you ALL.
          And din’t arkanicide me, or copies will come out, my “dead man switch”.

          Given who he is threatening, a pretty ballsy move, and a certain animal, or swampy cunning.
          The Comey memos will point the finger at EVERYONE else, while showing “the bishop” as being saintly.

          Question is, will they move the needle 1 iota, on destroying the “justification defence”, and not sure they will.

          I suppose he/they will say they were under time constraints, THATS why they lied to FISA court.
          “For all we knew, a Russian agent was about to be sworn in as POTUS. We were desperate to ascertain whether or not,…so we cut corners, getting the FISA on Page, so we could discover IF DJT, or any on his campaign were Russian assets.”

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    • palafox says:

      Could be one explanation of Comey’s Instagram Tour of Wide Open Spaces, before he retires to a cold slab cubicle in Epstien’s rarefied neighborhood of 10 x 5 x 3 condominiums.

      But I doubt it. Comey is a Weasel.

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      • ozymandiasssss says:

        Weasels can be very useful. What if all the time this was developing, he was documenting every bad act he was being asked to do, knowing that this was a frame job? With plans to bring it to a halt after the election? Which is basically what was in the process of happening until Mueller took over. I know, dream on. A man can dream for an informant like that, can’t he??

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    • jimboct says:

      Jimbo is an interesting critter. He has a very inflated sense of law and order. He can never imagine himself to be a lawbreaker. So his misdeeds must be the fault if others. Jimbo will Fall back upon by the book. That’s where he Snares Lynch, Biden and Obama.

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      • ozymandiasssss says:

        I reallly think he is the most interesting critter of the whole bunch. Bannon said Trump made the biggest mistake of his life firing him. The jury is still out on that I guess.

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        • WRB says:

          I disagree with Bannon on this. The big mistake was selecting Jeff Sessions for AG. A good AG would never have allowed the Mueller nonsense, and would have pressed full steam ahead on FISA abuse.

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        • Jase says:

          Hhmm. If he hadn’t fired Comey, we’d still have McCabe and Strozk running amok!
          The mistake wasn’t in firing Comey, it was in listening to whoever recommended Wray.

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    • WRB says:

      Comey was up to his beady eyes white-washing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation. That shows he is dirty/biased. But presumably in a few weeks we will get more info from the IG report that will show (or not) how dirty the guy is.

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  25. dawg says:

    So I guess we will find out whose name is under those black boxes. Halper? Mifsud?

    Has Carter Page made any public statements about these declarations or this case?

    Why on earth did CNN want this info to become public???

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    • ozymandiasssss says:

      I think Comey probably wants them to be public. Why? we’re just not sure of yet. Is this the big reverse sting the Q boys have been waiting on? or just the usual Russian conspiracy stuff that CNN can run with for weeks.

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  26. mopar2016 says:

    James Commie has to be getting worried.
    I hope he ends up in Epstein’s old cell.

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  27. wouldifhecould says:

    The FBI and DOJ are not law enforcement
    They are weapons of the gov.
    6 ways to Sunday / remember

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  28. Trumpstumper says:

    Please tell me Judge Boasberg is on suicide watch…

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  29. TheWanderingStar says:

    I’m not a lawyer, but it appears that the judge buttressed his reasoning and ruling in a very thorough fashion. As if to build a ruling that will withstand an appeal process or convince these knuckleheads that the gig is up. I wonder when the leaks, shiny objects or other block buster news story will be released.

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  30. mark says:

    Kinda like what Sundance has been saying, cover his ass?

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  31. mark says:

    Kinda like what Sundance has been saying, Comey covering his ass?

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    • mark says:

      Sorry for the triple post. Shit is hittin the fan and I’m excited. I’m sure Sundance and Ad Rem are over worked but happy for more good news!!

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    • lawton says:

      That wont work if they stop playing around as that crook Comey was claiming Misfud was an agent for Russia in his memos which they 100% knew was false as he was a plant for the crooks.

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  32. MacKenzie says:

    Perhaps when the FBI went back for a second bite at the judicial apple, they should have argued that the Declarations constituted “a tax.” I mean . . . it worked for ObamaCare . . . .

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  33. CopperTop says:

    Didn’t the 11th hour filing on this from DOJ precede unsealed Epstein indictment?

    At the time I remember discussing that wouldn’t it be just fantastic that they had Comey on tape regarding ‘you gotta stop the Archey’ docs while he simultaneously was calling his Daughter Maureen over how to ‘make an impact’ in her entry level role on the Epstein case. Obstruction in the first undue influence in the second (as original case took place with him in senior FBI position)

    …just here wishin’ it was a simple as fishin’

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  34. omyword says:

    Declas
    On schedule? 🤔
    Coats out in 2 days.
    Interesting.

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  35. sDee says:

    CNN is not known as an advocate of the truth, free speech, liberty, justice, rule of law, or the Constitution, so what’s in here that they want revealed?

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    • Dutchman says:

      Back when they filed, I believe, Comey was THOUGHT of as the guy that cost Hillary the election.

      CNN and all HATED him. The perspective has changed, but they are stuck, now.
      Thats the occams razor explanation.
      And, they don’t know whats in them, only Comey knows….

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  36. nbkilgore says:

    Meh, puts mask on in the dark room, sprays raid n waits a few minutes then turns on light and begins stepping on the slow creeping drugged cockroaches with every stump is HA-HA-HA-HA…HA-HA-HA-HA…..HA-HA-HA HA!!!!!! FBI got schooled and spanked with a 2×4 with their pants down to their ankles, PRICELESS!!!

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  37. CopperTop says:

    PS kudos to RISTVAN weeks ago. Analysis on how court should decide the matter was spot on (as it so often has been).

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  38. bundydad901 says:

    The Archey Declarations should be leaked immediately!!!

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  39. Mike in a Truck says:

    The Maytag Repairman didnt have to wait this long for something to happen.

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  40. dwaynediesel says:

    Comey kept notes to CHA (similar to CYA). He wanted something in his back pocket to make a deal when all the poo hits the fan.

    The release of the Archey docs unredacted will have Comey on suicide watch. Another person with dirt in Bill/Hillary just killed himself all the while on “suicide watch.”

    I’m speculating as it becomes more apparent to the general public (Archey docs) that Comey was playing illegal political games with the DNC (and Hillary), he will come in and ask for official protection.

    There’s two cases now with fingers pointing at a lot of swamp creatures: Epstein and spying.

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  41. IMHO: James Comey, with the obliging assistance of CNN, has just now succeeded in one of his very many premeditated legal gambits which will render him “effectively, non-prosecutable,” just as soon as CNN succeeds in moving Comey’s own words (by way of Mr. Archey) first into everyone’s morning newscast, then to the New York Times Bestseller List.

    At this point, James Comey, by way of Mr. Archer, now controls the narrative.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      The POTUS aided “Fake News” moniker that so hangs around CNN and their swindling viewership can counter any propaganda that CNN and Comey attempt. Credit Sundance for the many time overlays to explain new information in a broader context.

      Comey and his self serving propaganda memos can easily be laid bare by public information that lays naked the steamy BS Comey put to print.

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  42. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Can’t AG Barr as head of the DOJ/FBI just come out and say THERE WILL BE NO APPEAL? Why wouldn’t he?

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  43. JoeMeek says:

    Sources and methods !!! Sources and methods !!! Sources and methods !!!

    Poly want a cracker?!

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  44. RJ says:

    “Your Honor, to ask me one more time to take my pants down is incomprehensible and down right wrong from the perspective we have the right to know the truth(s) of the matter, but those others–who you are a part of, do not have such a right. We are, in fact, your betters!”

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  45. mark says:

    Ya know Mike you might be right but. Sundance has been calling for this all along. Just too much new news this last week. Someone is gonna be charged and turn on others involved. I’ve posited a couple of names in prior posts. Now I think it might be Bruce Ohr. Somebody is gonna break BIGGLY.

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    • Lady in Red says:

      Maybe Ohr. I always thought Lynch would break. She seems weak and scared to me. IDK, I agree someone will break, just hope it’s soon. 🤞

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      • mark says:

        Ya know Lady in Red when you say Lynch it just made me think. Republican or Democrat, not a lot are following the double sided justice system we have or if they are they are solidly on one side or the other. BUT child pedophelia is a rallying cry for all parents everywhere Democrat or Republican. Someone is gonna spill the beans and it’s gonna morph into a domino affect to lots of other crimes. I’m with you, hope it’s soon!

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      IMO Rosenstein became Barr’s “bestie” and grabbed himself a chair before retirement.

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  46. Lee Moore says:

    However, we have recently been informed that Jody Hunt was recused from the case by DOJ lawyers during the time when the Mueller investigation was ongoing. According to the latest information we can gather, DOJ Asst. Attorney James Burnham replaced Jody Hunt for all oversight issues in this court battle.

    Well, THAT’S burying the lede !

    Why does the Trump DoJ appear to be identical to the Obama DoJ ?

    Because it is

    Anytime there’s anything the crooks want to hide, the Trump appointee gets recused !

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  47. Bacon, PEGGY says:

    FINALLY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL LEARN THE TRUTH!🇺🇸👏Let FREEDOM RING!!🇺🇸👏

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  48. Carrie says:

    Assuming this gets released, I’m super excited to see many more additions to our already pretty detailed timeline. However, I’m grimacing to think that this is notes on Comey’s twisted version of his warped narcissistic reality. His CYA memos could be full of BS claiming to have found “possible ” Russian involvement all over the place. I’m also wondering how CNN will cover this and try to insert Russia Russia Russia all over the place…

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    • Carrie says:

      I forgot to mention that this not only puts pressure on the release of the OIG report on Comey-it better not try to leave anything out because now we will have the goods!

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      His CYA memos could be full of BS claiming to have found “possible ” Russian involvement all over the place. I’m also wondering how CNN will cover this and try to insert Russia Russia Russia all over the place…

      NOPE.

      Nothing new will be there that wouldn’t have been in MUELLER’S Report ALREADY.
      AND
      If that was the case……..why would the FBI NOT WANT THEM RELEASED????

      “Hardy pointed out that the FBI had determined that certain material must remain secret “in order to protect FBI law enforcement interests,” even though the Special Counsel’s investigation had concluded.”(pg 4)

      The explanation that makes sense is that these will expose something else…..
      most likely Comey’s CYA and/or the ridiculousness of the entire investigation.

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    • The problem is going to be that these are the words of a criminal defendant. Filtered through another person, but his words nonetheless. There’s actually no reason to believe that the words are true, but they will be taken to be true. And we can be certain that the House will immediately cry, “Obstruction of Justice! Here it is! Obstruction of Justice!”

      Comey didn’t write this material because his memory was faulty. He wrote it as another onion-layer of defense for himself and his cronies.

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  49. Great news. Great victory.

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  50. TreeClimber says:

    Wow. Forget cold water, they’ll need medical attention for that burn…

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