Patrick Byrne Describes Maria Butina as a Walking FISA Virus – Also Names: Peter Strzok, Bill Priestap, John Carlin, Andrew McCabe and James Comey…

After appearing on Fox Business, former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne appeared on Fox TV with Martha MacCallum.  In this interview Byrne explained his impetus for contacting the FBI in 2015, about Russian national Maria Butina, surrounded a low-level security clearance he held and a responsibility to report suspicious contacts.

Mr. Byrne then names Peter Strzok, Bill Priestap, Andrew McCabe and James Comey as the top of an operation where Byrne was instructed to guide Butina into the contact circle of republican presidential candidates in 2015, and then back away.

Curiously, if you get beyond the confusing mess of communication, what Byrne is describing does factually align with what is already known. However, Byrne is describing an aspect to the DOJ/FBI operation that has not been discussed very much.

Byrne is describing the DOJ-NSD and FBI using Russian national Maria Butina as an unwitting, walking, FISA surveillance virus.

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In addition to Strzok, Priestap, McCabe and Comey, Patrick Byrne cites “Carlin” as one of the “suits” involved.  Carlin is likely a reference to John Carlin who was head of the DOJ-National Security Division until October 2016.

John Carlin was the person who lied to the FISA court about non-compliant FISA-702(16)(17) searches; and then resigned only a few days before the Carter Page FISA application was submitted and approved.

Putting the issues together it seems Patrick Byrne is describing how Maria Butina, a Russian national, was allowed to run around in republican political circles by the FBI so they could create the impression of Russian infiltrators in/around the Rubio, Cruz and Trump campaigns.

Perhaps Patrick Byrne’s reporting of his security driven concerns was used to initiate legal FISA surveillance on Maria Butina.  That sounds like what he ends up describing.

As a Russian national the DOJ/FBI wouldn’t need a surveillance ‘warrant‘.  That would make Maria Butina essentially a walking Ebola surveillance virus, and any American she came into contact with would be infected for legal FISA-702 surveillance.

Makes sense if you think about it..

Run Ms. Butina into Rubio, Cruz and Trump campaigns and violá legal FISA(702) searches, surveillance and subsequent legally authorized unmaskings etc.   Per the interview that is what Byrne appears to describe as happening from December 2015 through April(ish) 2016.

Staying with the nuggets within the word salad of an interview…. After April 2016, Patrick Byrne is asked by the FBI to re-engage with Maria Butina, only now targeted exclusively toward candidate Trump.   Byrne is asked to develop a romantic relationship and introduce Butina to people politically connected in/around the Trump campaign.

Maria Butina was the walking FISA ebola virus.  Ultimately, after the field narrowed, the Trump campaign became the target.   To keep an arms length from the obvious motive of political surveillance, the FBI used Patrick Byrne as a civilian handler for Maria Butina.

Along the way Patrick Byrne suspected this was all sketchy.  His work as a civilian handler for a Russian national, positioned as a Russian agent, by and for a politically motivated FBI operation, is what Byrne is now revealing.

Yes, the way Byrne describes it is weird; however, behind the odd descriptions, what he is describing does make sense.

Now read the letter (full pdf below) from Butina’s former lawyer to Inspector General Michael Horowitz and U.S. Attorney John Durham:

 

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345 Responses to Patrick Byrne Describes Maria Butina as a Walking FISA Virus – Also Names: Peter Strzok, Bill Priestap, John Carlin, Andrew McCabe and James Comey…

  1. ShainS says:

    There are but two parties now: Traitors and Patriots.

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    • Anyone know what the Clinton blackmail is, he’s talking about?

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      • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

        That’s the best part about all of this..
        Clearly there are no friends among thieves…
        Team Obama vs Team Hillary are defrauding America but fighting each other who get’s the biggest piece.
        There would be huge interest for Obama to have dirt and leverage on Clinton before she’s in office. I suspect we will see both teams at each others throats publicly soon..

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        • Bill Durham says:

          Barr Durham and the tic toc club have blown up the pappy narrative. They can never let people find about the NSA database abuse. That is the holy Grail. The small group is now expendable. They will not be protected. They want to stop this b efore it gets into NSA tools. Good day for us. Small group is going down

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          • Robert Smith says:

            Surely, you can see that this incremental information drip never ends though. It might not be on our preferred timeline, but it will happen.

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        • Laurie Walker says:

          It was reported that after the election Hillary said “I knew they wouldn’t let me win”. Obama and X,Y,Z?

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          • huecowacko says:

            If not Hillary, who were “they” going to let win? It sure as heck wasn’t DJT, the object of this entire operation.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        Considering how many pies she had fingers in, it could be anything.

        Although knowing the Clintons they probably expected to be able to ignore any accusations or evidence or Arkancide anyone they thought could be a serious threat.

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      • Bluto Ruffian says:

        POTUS brilliantly forced the the question of “Anchor Babies” to the Supreme court which MUST answer the question of “Natural Born Citizen”!!! Hi there, Barack!
        This is going to be fun. CamelToe says that this is ‘enshrined in the constitution’, looking forward to her explanation of chapter & verse where this occurs…

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          Since when did the Constitution matter to her? She’s perfectly willing to strike the Second Amendment, isn’t she? She may have street cred with the thugs of Antifa but not with the American citizenry.

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      • Bill Durham says:

        1 this is huge. A big narrative switch.
        2 the FBI and CIA were getting dirt on Hillary and the reps for blackmail
        3 Comey Brennan and clapper wanted to keep their jobs
        4 they were blackmailing Hillary too. It’s why strokz didn’t care about China hacking her server. they had her for 10 different schemes. They co- opted Steele and would blame Hillary if spygate went South.
        5 Hillary is not going down for this.
        6 what we are seeing is that the ic wasn’t on team Clinton. They were gonna blackmail her too. Everybody! Comey is j Edgar Hoover on steroids
        7 now Trump and the Clinton’s are firing back. This story will blow up. the MSM have buried spygate because they thought. It lead to Hillary and the Dems. Nope. Hillary got setup by Simpson Steele and the ic. The MSM can now go after the FBI and CIA. The Clinton’s are out of the harms way.
        8 CNN is publishing a story already. They are confused by the narrative but are going with it.

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        • swimeasy says:

          If they were also after HRC, why did Comey let her off for the email server at her house? Why did he give several of HRC’s cohorts immunity? Doesn’t make sense that she’s a victim here.

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          • Uncle Max says:

            If you buy the premise, they wanted to be kingmakers. Have leverage on Hillary. .. and they wanted her to win because she would be the most compromised with email-gate etc. Then Trump messed it up by winning and it was amateur hour and hasty deeds to try and cover themselves AND force a coup or cripple Trump.

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            • littleanniefannie says:

              What they had on President Trump was grocery aisle tabloid stuff. Why else were they manufacturing Russian contacts? Trump fought to protect his reputation and they expected him to fold. Oh my, their ignorance was showing! Silly little twits.

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          • PMadison says:

            They spied on Hillary for the same reason Stalin spied on his allies. They let her and her cohorts off the hook for the same reason.

            Control.

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            • Broadsman says:

              Stalin’s early break was getting the position of head of the Central Committee Secretariat near the end of Lenin’s life,

              BTW, Stalin was also the founder of Pravda and an off-and-on editor.

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              • Lee Moore says:

                It wasn’t a break, no one else (eg Trotsky) wanted the job. It was dull backroom paperwork. The revolutionary glory was elsewhere.

                Imagine Trotsky’s surprise when it turned out that all those apparatchiks that the Secretariat had been tediously churning out and placing throughout the Party structure and government, while Trotsky was hogging the limelight making thuderously brilliant speeeches, were……Stalin’s goons, not Trotsky’s.

                Moral of the story – a speech is just a speech. The power of appointment is forever.

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        • Joemama says:

          Wow. David Brock has pulled out all the stops on trying to shoot down Sundance’s Treehouse!

          Sundance, you are definitely over the target! Congratulations to you and thank you, sir!

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      “Million Patriot March”!

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  2. bkrg2 says:

    I have watched & listened to several Byrne interviews over the past couple weeks.
    There is just something off about this guy. I think he is telling the truth – but he might be going insane.
    Not sure I can digest another interview…

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    • I’d imagine that we’d all be terrified: “Schumer warns Trump: Intel officials ‘have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you'”

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    • xxxMatxxx says:

      He’s a super smart practitioner with mediocre verbal skills. I know the type. A doer, not a talker.

      But put him in charge of a situation in the real world and he will outperform and outwit everybody by a mile.

      And he’s being honest.

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    • Stella1996 says:

      Or extremely scared!

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    • oldumb says:

      Most geniuses border insanity..He speaks weird because he is translating into human speak and he is a stoner. The oracle from Nebraska can understand him .

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    • doubledark1981 says:

      This one was especially hard to follow, he was all over the map. It makes me wonder whether he is suffering from a cognitive disorder, that may have been or is slowly being induced by a poison entering his system (most likely by food or drink). His brain is overacting and synapses are all firing off making him appear flighty. He has a brain and is pretty wise to had a big and successful business. Wish him the best, hope I am totally off-base.

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    • N1r0l says:

      Could you imagine a conversation between Byrne and Carter Page?
      Both seem highly intelligent but incapable of expressing a linear thought. Just remember, if you can follow along and understand everything they say that is a sign that you are kind of nuts too.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Byrne is like another Carter Page. Goofy.

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    • Deplore Able says:

      Byrne reminds me of a Brewer and Shipley song:

      One toke over the line sweet Jesus
      One toke over the line
      Sittin’ downtown in a railway station
      One toke over the line

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    • PS says:

      How about this perspective: you may have inadvertently helped a political candidate use the full power of the Federal government to spy on the political activities of her opponents. All the low level players are under investigation (Comey, McCabe, Stozk), and everyone around the higher level players (Obama, Clinton) seem to end up dead (Rich, Epstein, McCaine). The people who have insider information (Asange) are in jail, and everyone in the DOJ (Whitacker, Horowitz, Barr) may actually be working for the deep state / status quo.

      It’s not paranoia if everyone actually *is* out to get you.

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    • PMadison says:

      Realizing you’re enmeshed in an elaborate network of government spying, blackmail, and entrapment ruses, probably alters one’s sense of reality. Especially if one was previously disposed to believing every bit of propaganda the government manufactured.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Let’s face it, death is just around the corner when you are forced to such extremes as going public to protect yourself.

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    • Lee Moore says:

      I recall a supersmart guy I used to work with, who couldn’t string two coherent sentences together. Sentence F followed Sentence A, but there was no logical connection between them.

      It was only after I’d known him for a few months, and tuned up my own mental wiring a bit, that I realised that he was perfectly logical and coherent. It was just that the logcal train was Sentence A- Sentence B -Sentence C – Sentence D – Sentence E – Sentence F, but he couldn’t see the point of stating Sentence B -Sentence C – Sentence D – Sentence E explicitly, since – to him – they were obvious once he’d articulated Sentence A. So he simply hopped straight on to the next thing that wasn’t obvious – Sentence F.

      It’s difficult keeping up with folk who are thinking five tmes faster than you are.

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    • spoogels says:

      WHY would Byrne continue to do this so many times for the FBI–WHAT DO THE DEEP STATE HAVE ON HIM?

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    • sticknca says:

      I described it a “Gary Busey vibe” in another post. I think what we’re noticing is a result of the pressure he finds himself under.

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    • Maggie Gray says:

      I happened to catch Chris Cuomo interviewing Byrne last night. Cuomo says he’s known and followed his career for years and he’s always been like that.

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  3. ggmppv says:

    This guy is either fraud -or- a setup. They would never have been stupid enough to use someone like him. Most likely he’s a set up. It will turn out that he has “made everything up”, and the MSM will publish stories about how everyone fell for the conspiracy theory fraudster. This will be used to discredit the investigations.

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    • Yancey Ward says:

      I think this is a real possibility.

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    • Hmmm... says:

      Of all the people in the world Byrne is an odd choice to use as the set up guy. Using a well known conspiracy theorist in an actual conspiracy is either crazy or brilliant. Like Mel Gibson in the Conspiracy Theory movie who believes a conspiracy theorist when they are actually right?

      The Butina case is an absolute horror show of injustice. Even if Byrne is exaggerating or distracting it still may be beneficial to keep light shining on this. It would be nice if this was playing out with letters from Congress or statements from the DOJ instead on cable news with rambling interviews though.

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      • Linda K. says:

        I thought of that Mel Gibson movie too.

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        • doubledark1981 says:

          I liked his defensive system he had setup in his apt.(in the movie) maybe I’ll watch that one again…..get sum clues you know…..

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        • Orson Olson says:

          No. The Hollywood movie is “Confessions of a Dangerous Man” – the 2002 bio pic of TV game show host (“The Gong Show”) and creator (“The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game”), Chuck Barrie and his secret life as spy and assassin against the Soviets (2002, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore). Barrie claimed all this in his bio, I believe. Patrick Byrne seems to also be an unlikely fish out of water Fed asset.

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      • Roni says:

        He was an FBI source in other cases dating back to 2000s so they knew he was reliable.

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      • Raptors2020 says:

        Rich guys can always reach a politician because, you know, they’re rich. Remember Trump giving out Lindsey Graham’s cellphone # during the 2015/16 campaign? He had it because Miss Lindsey hit him up for a donation. The never-trumpers claimed Trump giving money to Democrats like Hillary was a disqualifier. Actually, rich guys give out money to buy peace; politicians, gangsters, same diff.

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    • Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

      Word to young investigators. Watch out for those who would muddy the water! Once worked a case pointing straight up to the throne. Had so many dirt clods thrown at us thought about starting a garden. Tell you one thing, the next couple of years are going to be fun to watch!

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    • formerdem says:

      I don’t think so. He is losing a lot by coming forth; his life was fun and exciting before, he didn’t need this; and now he is in actual danger of losing more. I don’t think your hypothesis is sensible.

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    • oldumb says:

      Boiled down to two options with very limited information. hmmmm, try again.

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  4. Terry says:

    I believe him. Stock up on 🍿. Should be a wild fall/winter.
    In the interview last week he said Brennan and Comey were involved. Today on fredo cuomo show he reiterated comey’s involvement and hinted that Zero administration people were involved too.

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    • Msrygrace Powers says:

      “Staying with the nuggets within the word salad of an interview….
      Yes, the way Byrne describes it is weird; however, behind the
      odd descriptions, what he is describing does make sense.” sd

      I believe him/ he was a necessary tool, unbeknownst to him,
      to help DS operatives who were up to their necks in corruption
      – by HELL OR HIGH WATER – TAKE OUT TRUMP.

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    • formerdem says:

      I agree w you, and if anything his unpracticed delivery of events suggests it is not a plant. Who would plant it like that 🙂 He is an ordinary person doing his best, and a shrewd one as a billion dollars or whatever will attest, and a brave one since else he would have said nothing.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      Does any one know (I have not read the complete thread) if this guy was a Repub donor, or contributed to a conservative PAC, or his voter registration? Why would he have access to campaigns?

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  5. taxpayer here says:

    Mrs clintoon had the nerve to ask recently, how many Trump people have been charged where the real facts scream how many oblablabla people were fired, resigned or demoted?

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  6. Mr. T. says:

    I think I can safely speak for many Good American Patriots when I say, I think we have all been very patient and waited long enough for justice to prevail over what despicable people have tried to do go a good man, that being President Trump, and against We, The People, who elected him to office. Time for AG Barr to step up and take action against ALL of the rogue players involved in this coup conspiracy, regardless of how damaging they think this action might be for the country. The United States of America and especially its citizens deserve no less.

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    • luke says:

      Relax Mr T this is a card you hold. Everything is political DT knows what to do. Let it play out over the next year. They would have destroyed him and his entire family; estate if he lost; hell they still tried after he won. He’s got more skin in the game than anyone. Payback will come one way or another. The election of 2016 was just the beginning.

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      • Pyrran says:

        Remember the Art of the Deal. When someone goes after Trump, he punches back hard. This time, they went for him and his family. I cannot imagine what he will do but I bet it will be massive.

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      • Pyrran says:

        Remember the Art of the Deal. When someone goes after Trump, he punches back hard. This time, they went for him and his family. I cannot imagine what he will do but I bet it will be massive.

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    • luke says:

      Relax Mr T this is a card you hold. Everything is political DT knows what to do. Let it play out over the next year. They would have destroyed him and his entire family; estate if he lost; hell they still tried after he won. He’s got more skin in the game than anyone. Payback will come one way or another. The election of 2016 was just the beginning.

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      • john says:

        I dont get why anyone would think that PDJT would let this all be quietly swept under the rug. When he says we can not let this ever happen again I believe him implicitly.

        His MO is not to go along to get along. His MO is I win, you lose. Completely. We will see justice served, The political realities though are it will take time to overcome the publics ignorance and the deep states inertia and outright subterfuge.

        The wheels of Justice turn slowly, but the grind exceedingly fine.

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    • Kleen says:

      Solomon said tonight the IG investigation is completed and the report will be submitted to Barr next week.

      Revealed to we the sheep by the end of September, or early October.

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    • Linda K. says:

      After reading the letter from Maria Butino’s lawyer, I find myself believing Patrick Byrne. They tried to set up Papa D., Carter Page, and now Maria Butino was set up as a “russian agent.”
      Byrne feels guilty and incredulous that the agents XYZ, he was patriotically helping, were involved in a criminal and political game of treason. He believes Maria was what she said she was, a foreign student at a peace rally and his relationship with her, made her a pawn in their plot.
      Byrne also must realize he is in danger to speak publicly. Mr. Barr, perhaps “Epstein’s suicide” while in custody has him worried.

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      • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

        Most of the names were played as pawns in this game.
        Just remember the russian lawyer Veselnitskaya who was sold to Trump Jr. as having dirt on Hillary. She thought she was there to talk about the Magnitsky act..

        Mifsuds Lawyer was also out with some remarks that indicated that he wasn’t actively involved but rather used..

        But… someone knew about all of the strings and how they relate here…

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      It would be eye opening for the world as well (Oh except for China and Russia and Iran and…….).

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  7. Austin Holdout says:

    I didn’t stay in the room with the TV all evening but did it seem like every Fox host avoided this subject? Something seems fishy.

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    • delighteddeplorable says:

      Exactly, Austin. I didn’t hear a peep from TuckerSeanLaura. Odd, to say the least. What is going on here?

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      • Battleship Wisconsin says:

        It’s possible Tucker, Sean, and Laura are as suspicious of this man and his story as the rest of us ought to be.

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        • formerdem says:

          Also possible that they are being cautious but not as skeptical as you. The story merits being tested but as for disbelieving it, way to wrap a bedsheet around a good man’s neck, way to go, Battleship. Personally, I can’t make a hypothesis of his guilt work out as rational.

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        • underwhelmingposter says:

          Especially Sean Hannity. There is no story that even hints at smelling like proof of corruption that he would not tell us to “buckle up” about.
          Tonight was all about San Fran, typhus, rats, and plastic language! I went to Lou Dobbs.

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          • Uncle Max says:

            Except this new angle is completely outside of what he and his book-writing guests have proffered the last year and a half. They knew all these things and yet completely missed this. Byrnes’ story fits pretty well actually, but it may be a case of bias on those shows because for all their sloothing and insider tips… no one tipped this angle.

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        • Orson Olson says:

          The meat if the story starts at 10-11 minutes in, and Patrick relates how in good conscience from December 2015 he lent his services as a Federal informant to spy on and report on Maria Butina’s attempts to gain inside contacts with the Hillary Clinton, Rubio, Cruz, and Trump campaigns. But after she gained contacts with Trump people, they stopped all interest in all the others. By Summer of 2016, Patrick had ended his affair. His ” Men In Black” apparently reported to “X, Y, Z” – well known names of Obama people at the White House. By July, when Trump was the secure nominee, these Federal agents re-engaged have m to reluctantly pursue Butina again! Smelling a rat – Patriotic ck wondered if they had set a trap up on Trump and the Republicans?….nawh! Can’t be – he thereupon made a show of properly pursuing Butina again for seven months, but (with her help? Or not?), in fact, had laid his own trap to make X, Y, Z vulnerable to their own Federal charges. At least this is what I got out of 16-20 minutes of the interview. This, therefore, explains Patrick’s angst at the polarized conflict during the past three years: he had been an almost unwitting linchpin in the hoax to undo the last election; hence his need to unburden himself so publicly now.

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        • john says:

          Or that their shows were already set and they will get to this tonight.

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      • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

        No, the evening lineup is notorious for not reacting to what happens later in the day.
        They create their programm early.

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      Yup… Martha talks to him for 20 minutes and Tucker, Sean, Laura and Shannon don’t mention him? WTH is going on?

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    • distracted2 says:

      I think so, too, but there are some leftie journalists – some of them well known -defending the FBI’s alleged actions on Twitter.

      One of the things Byrne said today is that the Democrats had nothing to do with it – that the FBI acted on its own.

      Seems to me his job today is to dupe the public into thinking that the Democrats are innocent by blaming it all on the corrupt FBI. Yeah, right.

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    • trapper says:

      I expect they are holding off on him because there is no immediately apparent way to second-source anything he says, let alone third-source it, at least absent indictments.

      His apparent flakiness doesn’t bother me. I attribute a good deal of it to his clearly being scared shitless. The rest is, well, his FBI handlers had to use whomever happened to present themselves who also would buy their snake oil. He’s a bit quirky, but Roger Moore doesn’t usually present himself for service. They also had doofus Carter Page walking around with a “bug me” post-it note stuck to his back.

      He does push the timeline back to December 2015, which I don’t think those involved really want to do because it throws open the window to political spying going all the way back to 2012. So far they seem to be trying to put up a firewall at Brennan’s EC. That alone speaks to me against this being a diversion plant.

      Interesting times.

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      • Bill Durham says:

        Bingo! They need to hide the NSA abuse at all costs. The current ic is now willing to sacrifice Comey Brennan and clapper. Durham Barr and Trump maybe willing to stop it here and get these scalps to save the NSA. Trump gets his revenge on the small group.

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      • Broadsman says:

        He is also deadly afraid of getting sued for libel. He has deep pockets and doesn’t want to name names he is not sure he can document.

        He also dropped Warren Buffett’s name as someone who encouraged him to come forward, That may offer both credence and some protection.

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      • Orson Olson says:

        WRONG, wrong! He calls Strzok an errand boy and says FBI served higher ups connected to Obama WH

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    • suejeanne1 says:

      I saw him on Martha McCallum’s show – I did not like her rudeness – I thought she was awful when she interviewed then-Judge Kavanaugh and his wife – a litte bit snarly and making with the faces – just shut up with the little expressions and let the man answer the questions –

      used to like her

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  8. Byrne comes off *really* weird. The weirdest moment, IMO, was during his first interview today he said this, “when I realize what I know, every time I see one of these things, somebody drives 600 miles to go gun down 20 strangers in a mall, I guess I feel a bit responsible”

    WHAT????

    Just bizarre. What does *THAT* have to do with anything? And what could he know that makes him feel responsible. Giant WTF right there folks.

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    • ozymandiasssss says:

      I think he means they should be concentrating on that and not playing political espionage games

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    • 17CatsInTN says:

      Bluto, almost ALL of these shootings were staged as either a distraction, further the gun grab movement or some other nefarious reason. That is truth. It’s all going to come out how much of the unrest, violence and targeted attacks have been run by the deep state. There are different branches of the criminal enterprise known as the deep state and there are triggers that set off these things. Watch for it.

      The last shootings took the focus off what? Remember? Elijah Cummings and his dirty dealings. If you look at a timeline, you will begin to see patterns where deep state assets are protected by some sort of horrific act that focuses the eye elsewhere and gives them another tool to push a narrative. I’ve been learning and watching. Anyway, that’s my 2 cents.

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      • Linda K. says:

        You may be right 17, who knows, but your thinking shootings are staged as a distraction,is what happens when people lose trust in their government. Anything seems possible.

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          It’s just that after a while you realize that there is no way all of these shootings are coincidental. How can every single one be timed to divert attention from something DemocRAT? Way beyond the scope and sequence of random! A couple of times, okay, maybe. Since the election of 2008, how many narratives have been supported by these massacres? Before 2008, there were how many? The only one to be possibly removed from the list was 9/11. Increasingly, I am unsure whether it was totally the 19 hijackers or if they had one “I’ll help”.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            Not one “I’ll help” but some “Intel help”

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          • Joemama says:

            Exactly. And it works really, really well. What is everyone talking about now – whether to ban guns or not. It totally took the heat off the failed Baltimore Elijah Cummings. Instantly erased from the public consciousness.

            These people have no problem killing a few dozen people just to change the news cycle.

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    • nkmommy says:

      I felt I completely understood what he was trying to say by that in context with what else he was saying… he seemed to be saying that all the deep state stuff is tearing at our nation’s fabric (as evidenced by what happened in El Paso) and because he unwittingly took part in “political espionage,” when he thought what he was doing was legitimate law enforcement, he feels that he is in part to blame for it.

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      • suejeanne1 says:

        he is one of the few brave people I have heard about standing up to the hedge fund people, the short-sellers – you know, those people who try to make money by selling short in all kinds of ways –

        some of them have been at it for quite a while

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    • Kleen says:

      He is nervous, very emotional, remorse.

      Any decent person would if they found out they were used in a criminal soft coup.

      He is being threatened. He mentioned he is about to go through hell when it all comes out.

      Pray for him.

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      • underwhelmingposter says:

        We all should pray for him!

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      • suejeanne1 says:

        yes, we started praying for him as we watched him on the Martha McCallum show (Mom and I)

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        He realized when he saw Epstein commit “suicide” in the jail cell that his days were numbered. His only hope is to draw attention to those who “employed his skills”. Originally I thought the Clintons assisted poor Jeffrey. Maybe there were more important names in that little black book. After all, she was an ex-SOS and he was a disgraced ex-President. Nobody was surprised at his trips to PedoIsland. ValJar, Moochelle, even BHO could have been in the book, even under assumed names!

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    • formerdem says:

      I think he’s talking about the national polarization, and that a lack of facts is part of what drives it. Half of us are very suspicious and the other half think we are mad racists to hold such thoughts at all. In that case some facts would bring us back together. And he has those facts.

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    • Taffie says:

      Garland, Tx?

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    • Joemama says:

      It makes perfect sense if you accept the premise that the FBI and other 3 letter agencies have been orchestrating the mass shootings over the last couple of decades.

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    • Orbanista says:

      Let’s see, how is A Jones interpreting that sentence?

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Seems weird; however, considering how the MSM used Russia, Russia, Russia as a flamethrower against POTUS and his admin, with an outcome which has riled up the nuts, some of whom have acted out by shooting up places. Thus, I can see the nexus he is outlining: his participation, unwittingly, in a crooked op aided the Russia, Russia, Russia narrative… therefore, he feels guilt for his actions. Sadly, these days, we’re so used to people refusing to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions. Byrne is a refreshing throwback to a time when good ethics actually mattered. He did get a degree in ethics/philosophy, I read upthread. If so, it would appear he actually cares. I will NOT hold my breath for the MSM to admit they’ve fueled the fire by their bogus allegations against POTUS.

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  9. Madglobal says:

    Thanks for the clarity Sundance! This is huge. Fredo took the interview and had no prepared rebuttle nor did he try to impeach the witness. This leads me to believe that the gig is almost up. If there is not a forceful rebuttal by 6:00 pm tomorrow then those mentioned above know they are toast.

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    • zorrorides says:

      What you said, O let it be!

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      Remember Foster, Rich, Epstein….
      If he has valid information, it could be turn out like Three Days of the Condor for him. (Robert Redford, 1974)

      Set mainly in New York City and Washington, D.C., the film is about a bookish CIA researcher who comes back from lunch, discovers all his co-workers murdered, and tries to outwit those responsible until he figures out whom he can really trust. So, who can you trust???? At the end there was NO one to trust (the Deep State ruled)!

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      • suejeanne1 says:

        he thought – hoped – that perhaps he could trust the New York Times –

        beautiful movie – I mean, for the intensity (kind of violent but I would not say gratuitously – I loved the part when the assassin suggested that he might move to Europe but the Robert Redford character spoke of missing America, wanting to be in America, that he would get homesick –

        his character was highly intelligent and forced himself to focus and bring all that he knew to bear on the situation (including using his previous experience/skills learned working with the phone company)

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  10. California Joe says:

    This screams of a setup, of entrapment and a frame up!

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  11. ozymandiasssss says:

    The corroboration is starting to sound right

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    • Terry says:

      Agreed. He is corroborating a lot of what this blog and others have been saying for over 2 years: that the intelligence community was weaponized for political purposes. Espionage if you like.

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    • justlizzyp says:

      It certainly fits with the pattern of ‘hey, let’s create a foreign surveillance situation, then ‘investigate it’ BY THE BOOK. That way if anyone ever tries to challenge us we can call give them the butter wouldn’t melt in our mouths look and say ‘well of COURSE we investigated a possible foreign spy – that was our job!’

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  12. SR says:

    Why FBI doing this, who is ordering, what these fbi folks getting in return? Where from1 billion cash coming from?

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  13. Superman says:

    Nice write up CTH but I cannot put anything he says or any letter he writes as anything other than….interesting and will see how it plays out.

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  14. Attorney, William D Ware says:

    How does this individual play into the various investigations occurring? Does Horowitz or Durham care about this – is it substantive? Can she be linked to a coordinated attempt to sabotage Trump?
    Smoke for sure…fire? Someone needs to connect the dots. Who? On a different note…I am sensing weakening support fro DJT…that means weak support for the Swampfest investigation…I love Trump – pray I am wrong. But I can read the writing on the wall… I am hoping and ptaying for silent majority – I think it is there – not 100 % certain…

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  15. ozymandiasssss says:

    Mueller’s boy Carlin is beginning to look like the bad boy. That’s why they wanted Mueller-they thought he would save his boy.

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  16. Kaco says:

    Here’s a couple videos I posted on the other thread about this guy, apologies it is Cheeto Face and Fredo.

    The whole thing makes me nervous as hell it could be a set-up, but I think at the end of the Cuomo video, despite CNN’s youtube label, Byrne says at the end that Don Jr and some NRA people had dinner with Butina before he took up with her, but it was nothing, she was going around trying to fraternize with everyone, especially gun people.

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    • John Good says:

      GAWD, Chris Cuomo is acting like a teenager who just learned something “amazing”!
      Sorry, but I just could not watch the whole video, as I hate CNN with a passion.
      I am going to wait until I hear what “my man Donald J Trump” thinks about all this!

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      Who is this “Russian asset”? Where is she? Is she back in Russia? Have any of the campaigns come out with opinions or comments? What is actually known about her? Did she make the contacts she was hoping to make? Was she an Attorney? Or a registered lobbyist? So much to know, so little time!

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      • Kaco says:

        Maria Butina, you have to ignore the spin CNN is putting on it.

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      • underwhelmingposter says:

        I just watched the interviews. Sorry about the questions? Still, there are some things that would be good to understand, such as how could she be in a position to replace Putin. A lot of people tried and a lot of people died. And IMO no one becomes an Oligarch in Russia unless Putin OKs it.

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        • Kaco says:

          Oh, no apologies, it is hard for me to follow what Byrne is saying, too, but after all that, all CNN has to say with their headline/label is to try to throw Don Jr under the bus. They are pathetic!

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      • Dutchman says:

        She is in JAIL, and when she serves her sentence, she will be deported back to Russia.

        Hate to be a,stickler, but SD recently posted his regular “Please,read and follow the guidelines.

        And one of the guidelines is PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE, before posting comments.
        If youcread

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    • RAC Esq. says:

      Just listen to the first video above from around the 23:30 mark
      ” I like President Obama ,I think he’s a fine man , he’s a class act ”
      Just my opinion but I think that’s more than a bit worrying.

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  17. ssn774cl says:

    Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      I have many Greek friends and they are good kind Christian people. Beware American government bearing gifts is more like it. Throw all the MSM media in as well.

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  18. John Good says:

    I just posted a comment on the previous blog here about “where do I know this Patrick Byrne from”???
    It turns out that it was from my Day Trading of Stocks days from the early to mid 2000’s!
    Patrick Byrne was accusing someone or some group of trying to bring down Overstock.com share price by “naked shorting” & using terms like the “Miscreants Ball” & the “Sith Lord” at the time.
    This is why I remembered the name.
    Check out Patrick M. Byrne on Wikipedia.

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  19. distracted2 says:

    Just when you think things couldn’t be any crazier…

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  20. zimbalistjunior says:

    ‘i set up x.y. and z for some felony charges.’

    huh?!!!!!!

    god this country is full of wackos

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  21. BitterC says:

    So now the FBI has an excuse for 2015/16 surveillance of Team Trump…the Maria virus?
    They are going to also say she played a part in the opening of Crossfire Hurricane no doubt.
    I just know this is not gonna be good for us.
    Will also revive the Russian money to NRA to Trump storyline.
    Might be why Byrne said something towards the end of Fredo interview about the Repubs being wrong about the Russia thing, giving me the impression he meant there was a there there

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    • Kaco says:

      I couldn’t hear that, I think I did hear him say about some from NRA and Don Jr having dinner with Butina but it was nothing, she was trying to get in with everyone.

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    • Kaco says:

      Maybe they were trying to set up the NRA at the same time with her, blow it to bits with Russia set-ups. The one NRA guy, Paul Erickson, who fund-raised for the GOP and had an affair with her is being indicted on separate federal charges of investment fraud.

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    • formerdem says:

      Well, his story IS different – what Repub said that a Russian university student who was not actually involved at all, was being used as a human Ebola virus to bring down surveillance on people the White House wanted to know more about? No, the Repubs were saying Veselnitskaya was doing it on purpose, or that Deripaska something, or that the Steele dossier was disinformation. All of which could be true. But this is worse and is different..

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      “So now the FBI has an excuse for 2015/16 surveillance of Team Trump…the Maria virus?”

      Sort of like the Steele dossier. The CIA leaks all kinds of info to Fusion GPS who gives the info to Christopher Steele who gives a dossier to the FBI to use in an investigation of Donald Trump.
      Enter BHO with his “circular firing squad” comment.
      Now we have ole Patrick telling us the FBI inserted poor little Maria into the Republican candidates and Hillary before focusing solely on Candidate Trump and using this contact to start Operation Crossfire Hurricane?
      Susan Rice was correct. BHO wanted everything done by the book. RULES FOR RADICALS by Saul Alinsky. The movie, with adaptation by BHO, ValJar and John “The Fixer” Brennan. Starred Jungle Jim Comey, James Clapper, Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok with a supporting cast of Lisa Page, John Carlin, Sally Yates,the FISA Court, James Baker, Hot Rod Rosenstain, the snake Andy McCabe, and a global cast of thousands.

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  22. jambo says:

    May explain why the Mueller report didn’t go near Butina.

    He knew exactly which rocks not to turn over for public scrutiny.

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  23. Kleen says:

    I believe him 100%

    I’ve watched over the years and he is such a nice guy, conservative, fun.

    These last interviews he seemed scared, very emotional can’t even talk.

    He is taking this really hard. What decent person wouldn’t?

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      Now he is having to lay low. I hope he has a stack of thumb-drives spread around to semi-trusted locations/people.

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  24. Mo says:

    The fellow says he confided in warren buffett. Says he was offered ONE Billion dollars to be quiet. Now of the named fbi / doj officials- who could possibly come up with a billion dollars to pay him off? He names hilliary first as being spied on. All evidence discovered and reported on up until this fellow shows up says hilliary was the money behind the whole scheme. I think this fellow fell in love with the russian girl and became enraged when the the fib decided to prosecute her so he goes to buffett (who is a obama/hilliary lover) and buffett says if you are going to go public say they spied on hilliary too. The one billion bribe, if true, would have to come from the Clintons or some other crooked wealthy sob. He definitely looks scared as hell, nervous, and cocky all at the same time. Where is the body language girl to analyze the video?

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    • John G Doty says:

      They could get the money from the Office of Net Assessment.
      ONA is a group inside the DOD which secretly funds all kinds of stuff.

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      • Roni says:

        See Sundance’s earlier comment re the money bribe…..SEC ( where Peter Stroke’s wife works) setting up an investigation into Overstock.com, “nice company you have there” = billions

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      • Raptors2020 says:

        Stefan Halper was paid $400K by the DoD. Halper sat General Flynn next to a Russian academic named Svetlana Lokhova in 2014, then Halper started the rumor they were having an affair. Lokhova is now suing Halper. Halper’s defence? He was just following orders. See a pattern?

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      • Mo says:

        one billion is a bit much even for Stephen Halper’s financiers

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    • QCM says:

      A billion is nothing to the Chinese.

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  25. Donzo says:

    Someone of his caliber in the business world should be able to give a better interview than that mess. He doesn’t seem able to describe with any clarity what he wants to say or he’s purposely being obtuse. I get the outward impression he wants to speak freely and tell his story, but there are too many obstacles in his path. He also goes out of his way to exonerate the FBI. That he is very clear about and that flies in the face of everything we know so far.

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  26. delighteddeplorable says:

    Yeah, many, many questions about this whole thing – the timing of it, his demeanor, his emphasis on the Hildabeast, and more. If true, yuge. But….Suspicious Cat.

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  27. NJ Transplant says:

    I saw Patrick Byrne with David Asman today. I believe him. He lost his company because he reported these crimes by the FBI.

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    • pmdeak says:

      Patrick is telling his story about his part in the Russian Hoax, which is all consuming from his perspective since he was involved. Unfortunately this distracts from the other obvious setups that were also part oth brennf the “insurance policy” and also the beginning of the hoax…Misfud, Halper etc. Interesting he is saying Obama was not X,Y or Z and that he likes Obama. Perhaps that’s why CNN would interview him – also gets ahead of Horowitz’s report. Blame stopping with Comey, Brennan etc….

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  28. Genie says:

    Here’s hoping Hannity never has a panel discussion with Byrne, Carter Page, and Papadopoulos. It would be a word salad bar laced with acid.

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  29. distracted2 says:

    I have nothing but questions.
    Why is he making this public by giving interview after interview?

    Why does a seemingly normal, sane entrepreneur suddenly seem like a certifiable whacko?

    If he’s already spoken to Barr/Durham, why is speaking publicly? And who benefits from this public admission?

    Did someone force him to give these interviews?

    I’m going to take a wait-and-see position on this one. It’s just too far out there, even for me.

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    • Kleen says:

      Butina is getting out of jail next month.

      He feels guilty about what he did. He is clearly emotional.

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      • distracted2 says:

        Emotionally disturbed perhaps. Or frightened.

        This all seems orchestrated. The question is why?

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        Please President Trump, send Butina back to Russia next month once out of jail, yes also make a quick call to President Putin and let him know. Maria needs to do some splaining as to why she got Russia involved in the american mess. Just think of the good relations that could have occurred between the two countries, if that MUH Russia stories did not come out.

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    • Kaco says:

      Well, he already mentioned about it Aug 12, it seems:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/12/quirky-angle-overstock-ceo-patrick-byrne-2016-fbi-activity-was-political-espionage/

      Maybe if he felt his life was in danger, he should say so.

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    • sundance says:

      He answers all those questions in the CNN interview.

      Byrne spoke to DOJ on April 5th, and again on April 30th, 2019.
      AG Bill Barr appointed John Durham as an outcome of that conversation.

      In June 2019 Byrne spoke to Warren Buffett about everything. Buffett said go public with what you know. Byrne said he already talked to feds in April. Buffett said don’t matter, go public.

      Byrne had to exit company as CEO to go public.

      You are here.

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      • zorrorides says:

        Thank you Sundance.

        To get off into the conjecture weeds, Byrne might think exposing treasonous corruption in the DOJ is right to do, and he may feel going public with it is his chance to stay alive.

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      • OhNoYouDont says:

        His facts are starting to line up.

        Patrick Byrne went to Sara A Carter to broadcast his story “several weeks ago”.

        Russia Probe Twist: A Billion Dollar CEO, A Convicted Russian Agent And The FBI
        By Sara Carter -July 26, 2019
        https://saraacarter.com/russia-probe-twist-a-billion-dollar-ceo-a-convicted-russian-agent-and-the-fbi/

        In an interview several weeks ago, Byrne recounted first meeting Butina at Freedom Fest 2015.

        He described the relationship that developed between the two and revealed that he had initiated contact in July, 2015 with the FBI after his first meeting with Butina.

        He also disclosed that he met twice with Justice Department attorneys in April, 2019 giving a total of seven hours of interviews on the separate occasions.

        A source directly familiar with the interviews, confirmed those meetings took place.

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      • distracted2 says:

        Do you think he made this public admission with Durham’s and/or Barr’s blessing?

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        • OhNoYouDont says:

          This interview was conducted “several weeks before” July 26, 2019.

          The interesting part is “several other reporters” were at this meeting and Carter was the only reporter to publish Byrne’s story.

          https://saraacarter.com/russia-probe-twist-a-billion-dollar-ceo-a-convicted-russian-agent-and-the-fbi/

          Byrne’s Reveal

          There are only several other reporters with knowledge of what you are about to read and another who is aware of the situation with Byrne. Byrne recounted his story of his involvement with the FBI and DOJ on video during the private meeting he arranged with this reporter, and several others.

          The meeting between Byrne and the journalists took place in New York City. It was a little more than three hours long, for the most part completely on the record and videotaped. He told his story in seven parts.

          He said his motivation is to get the truth to the American people about his role with the FBI and what transpired. There were allegations that Byrne revealed regarding other aspects of his involvement with the FBI that could not be verified.

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      • Roni says:

        And he mentioned, after speaking with the DOJ, Butina was removed from solitary confinement and placed in a women’s detention center.

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  30. JackB says:

    This all makes perfect sense. Maria Butina was roadkill in the political espionage. I’m sympathetic to this young woman who was played and shafted in SpyGate.

    Of course nothing will come out and no one will be held to account. Deep State protect their own and POTUS punts when push comes to shove.

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  31. bessie2003 says:

    In the interview he mentioned that he would put his experience into writing, think he named a blog or website, Deep Capture, so hoping he does so.

    His emotional interview is easy to understand, fear does that, especially coming to grips with realizing he wasn’t just in the belly of the beast so to speak but that the beast had used him for bait, so I take his nervous style akin to when someone knows they could be forever damaged while simultaneously trying to not be, so basically looking for a way to come out of this nightmare – well, alive.

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  32. bessie2003 says:

    Isn’t there a pattern of very interesting things happening when President Trump is overseas?

    Is this man’s current action of stepping down as CEO and going onto various national media shows and, even if clumsily done, setting forth the outline of spygate, a prelude for what is about to become publicly unavoidable knowledge?

    i.e. are IG reports about to drop?

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  33. distracted2 says:

    And then there’s this…are they attempting to revive the Russia conspiracy? He claims this claims Don Jr. is implicated.

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    • Kaco says:

      That’s not what he said, hit play. This is CNN’s spin on it.

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    • Allard Otten says:

      I have to think Mueller’s crew would have been all over that, if true.

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    • Terry says:

      Abramson is one of the most disgusting
      vile creatures on twitter.

      He literally lies to sell books.

      He has zero credibility.

      But I scanned his twitter feed and
      some of his deluded cult followers
      are saying “Huh, what the hell is going on?”.

      But most are beyond clueless, saying
      Trump jr should be arrested now!

      If you want to see what real delusion is
      then read his twitter replies. Just wow.

      LOL.

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      • Kaco says:

        Yeah, he had dinner with some NRA people and Butina, back in ’15. Butina, a “Kremlin agent”.

        I’m going to ignore this drivel, it gets real interesting when Sundance posted above and the RoseMemos tweets about the SEC, Peter Strzok’s wife, and the investigation the SEC launched into Overstock in ’18.

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  34. tommylotto says:

    Either I’m psychic or he reads the comments in the treehouse

    tommylotto says:
    August 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    So whether Butina was a Red Sparrow spy or not, the FBI allowed her to operate without interruption and without notifying those she came into contact… because those she was in contact with were Republicans. I’m sure they had a FISA order on her, giving them unrestricted access to all her communications as well as those of the unlucky Republicans that she came into contact, plus whatever hops the law allowed. She was like a young promiscuous Russian red-headed virus infecting Republicans with an incurable case of Deep State surveillance. What’s not to like if you are a Deep State operative with a kink for political surveillance, unmasking and leaking?

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  35. burginthorn says:

    Could Patrick Byrne coming forward to Fox News be part of a larger operation? Public opinion is the life blood of politics, and optics are what’s used to form the opinions. Right now I see a slow unveiling of a corrupt establishment, setting the scene for something much larger in the future. The reason for this is the media and big techs blockade/gatekeepers of public opinion.

    Its a huge task to get the facts out when every effort to deceive is being used. I’ve watched, in utter horror, the news cycle representing something akin to schizophrenia. One day up, one day down. We’re winning, we’re losing – narrative changes, memory holes, gas-lighting and on and on …

    Somewhere among the insanity the truth is trying to shine its light. When I look at what Patrick Byrne is doing, its one more piece of the puzzle, painting a picture of what was taking place before, during and after the 2016 presidential election. Corruption? Worse. Treason.

    Patrick Byrne adds another layer, witness, voice to a deepening and disturbing story that is not going away, and will eventually have to be dealt with.

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  36. Conundrum says:

    Yeap, planted FISA virus. Everything “by the book.”

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    • justlizzyp says:

      And it sort of replicates the approach of the Anna Chapman spy ring cell that was trying to infiltrate Hillary’s inner circle in 2010. They just refined it by providing her a willing host.

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  37. Kaco says:

    He only has his side of the story, he can’t say, the Dems weren’t involved and exonerate them, we know darn well, Fusion GPS was all tied up with the Dems and the dossier, too. Right?

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    • JC1974 says:

      Clinton Campaign $$$ —-> Perkins Coei —–> Fusion GPS But that was for the Steele Dossier, the movie script written by Glenn Simpson and Mary Jacobie. Largely fleshed out by Nellie Ohr under contractor privilege and with other Ukranian and Russian sources thrown in, sold under Steeles name, then once Steele got fired, pushed to Bruce Ohr at DOJ.

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  38. Sprawlie says:

    Patrick Byrne needs to do a better job explaining his story, but the outline of him as a trusted asset recruited by the FBI to handle Maria Butina in order to set targets up to get spied on does seem to mesh with what is known about how these traitors to America operated in the Papadopoulos set ups. The timelines would be great to be able to match up. Makes me wonder if any of the characters in those operations – Misfud, Halper, Tawil, Downer, etc – were as unwitting as Mr. Byrne. Butina was charged and convicted with being an unregistered foreign agent. Same thing they used to threaten Papadopoulos.

    Has he named X, Y, Z in any of his other interviews? Interesting he names 0 at one point in the interview and quickly needs to emphasize that he’s not saying 0 is one of them because that’s up to the DoJ.

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  39. citizen817 says:

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  40. Allard Otten says:

    This could be a limited hangout; Mentioning Clinton was under surveillance in order to protect her by throwing the other characters under the bus. If so, it’s a dire straits move signifying the end game is afoot.

    The other possibility is that it’s meant to shock perps who thought they were flying under the radar. Surveillance in the Clinton campaign means it was mole infested and people in the campaign who thought they were operating transparently will wake up this morning to discover there’s been an operation in play from an attack vector they hadn’t felt necessary to guard.

    Not sure here, but If Byrne really did talk to Barr I think Barr would be the one telling Byrne what to say, when to say it, and to whom. I’ll go with #2 for now.

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    • Allard Otten says:

      “people in the campaign who thought they were operating transparently”

      This should be “operating non-transparently”, AKA, “in the dark”.

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  41. Doppler says:

    This is really interesting, and shows how effective the Russiagate Big Lie has been in suppressing the truth. This guy and how many others have been afraid to “tell what they know,” although part of his fear about speaking openly seems to have come from his years as a public company CEO, where every statement needs to be vetted by securities lawyers. It is long past time when those who know reveal the truth about what happened, let the chips fall where they may.

    A few observations:

    The “billion dollar bribe” could have been any number of business deal opportunities, perhaps like the $1.5B investment China made in Hunter Biden’s private equity firm, to invest in deals exploiting opportunities in China-US trade, or deals that could be made based on insider information concerning future US foreign initiatives. At least Byrne had an eCommerce company that could expand to China, and Blockchain technologies that could be incorporated into major crypto currency initiatives that could potentially be worth billions. Compared to methhead, dishonorably discharged Hunter Biden, a deal worth a billion dollars is much more plausible for Byrne by Deep State entities doing corrupt deals exploiting relations with people like Comey/McCabe/Brennan able to steer a corrupt USIC.

    A picture emerges of Spygate worker bees trying to build a convincing narrative of Trump Russia collusion. Byrne reveals McCabe et al taking his report to the FBI about an attractive but suspicious Russian redhead interested in the gun lobby and asking him to steer her to Republican candidates. John Solomon reported that McCabe met with Deripaska in September 2016 in NY and tried to persuade him to finger Trump for collusion. https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/387625-mueller-may-have-a-conflict-and-it-leads-directly-to-a-russian-oligarch. Priestap and Lisa Page were in London meeting with MI6 prior to the Halper/Mifsud interactions with Page and Papadopoulos. Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele, we’re working together, on Hillary’s dime, to inject the Steele dossier into the Russiagate process.

    The problem with all of these “stories” was that none of them were real, it was all narrative building and selling, without benefit of factual foundation.

    Remember also Nastya and her Baltic Sea cruise with Deripaska, where in her video he mentioned Victoria Nuland and a Russian whaling cruise as a young woman that Deripaska blamed for poor Russia-US relations today. There’s a deep state truth ice berg out there, but Titanic-like we’re unable to see it in time to avoid catastrophe.

    Again, it is long past time that the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth be revealed. Have we no sense of justice, at long last? Have we left no sense of justice? (To paraphrase the McCarthy trials.)

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  42. SpaceMan says:

    I know Patrick personally. He and I are both ‘little l’ Libertarians and sometimes speak at the same conferences and conventions. He is a serious guy despite his quirky demeanor. That is pure Patrick. When I last met with him about 10 months ago he and I discussed the whole FBI stuff. He’s spinning a very real yarn. What makes it so unbelievable is that the idea that our own government would do this is almost beyond belief. I too have been approached by the FBI for seemingly odd asks but I always refused to cooperate because I never trusted them in the first place. Patrick took the bait. I am betting that there is muck more out there like this and gradually people will come forward. Small coincidences get sewn together over time. My sons is that the corruption from within the Obama administration and the afterbirth is beyond our comprehension.

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  43. JoeMeek says:

    The guy sounds almost like the Mad Hatter to me and bouncing from one reality to another to boot. He makes Joe Biden sound like he’s got his shiite together by contrast. Maybe he’s an acquired taste.

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  44. Genie says:

    According to Byrne, the DOJ believed him because he knew some “operational details” not widely known. Anyone who has been following CTH for the last couple of years could probably recite enough to get the same respect. It is amazing how willfully ignorant the mainstream media is, or pretends to be.

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  45. Rynn69 says:

    Don’t know if Byrne is telling the full truth, part truth, or putting out a weak attempt to deflect damage from real perps. This I do know: Our government has been corrupted at the highest level by a few very, very bad people. We must correct it. Godspeed to PDJT, AG Barr, and all their assistants.

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  46. TheLastDemocrat says:

    “Patrick, if you come forward, this entire town will turn to dust.”

    Wow! He has really blown this case wide open!

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  47. JC1974 says:

    I recall Andrew Klavan remarking that she was at, I think he said, Restoration Weekend in risque bathing attire chatting up older men. I think he said to the effect he felt she was a honey pot, or at least best avoided. I don’t know what year he saw her, as early as Nov. 2015?. She want picked up until 7/2018 and tried 12/2018. 5 months to sit in a foreign jail cell with a country going crazy over Russia. The coverage on Butina and Byrne is so lopsided in lefty sources I only half trust what is written. My gut says Butina isn’t a spy, just a woman with an agenda leveraging her “assets”. Russian gun rights might be a cover for some other political play in Russia… Who knows? I guess I expect Russian spies to be more sophisticated and less easily baited? Byrne may be at best eccentric, or at worst borderline crazy. Maybe crazy genius? lol Regardless, as Sundance says, I think whats chilling is you could two hop rule on anyone she came into contact with. They could have listened in on Wayne LaPierres call’s and forwarded info to SDNY and I wouldn’t be surprised at this point. Think about how many prominent conservatives she might have made even fleeting contact with from 2015 onward.

    What’s kind of sticking in the back of my head unformed is what I heard Dan Bongino suggest (and probably was written here too), that there were likely multiple dossiers. Maybe he meant multiple “intelligence products” were being bundled under Steel’e s name for vicarious credibility, and I’m mis-remembering. But if they pushed Butina into Rubio and Cruz’s orbit why haven’t we seen Nunes, Gowdy, Cruz, Rubio, or anyone talk about other campaign investigation materials if they exist? You’d think Cruz and Rubio would be ticked off. Did I miss that? Would that lend credibility to Byrne?

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  48. Mike in a Truck says:

    You wanna know what the Big Coverup is? It’s how incompetent these “Super Spies” are. Even with a complicit MSM they continue to be exposed as bungling doofus’s that could be outwitted by kids in a Saturday morning spy show. I’ll bet that every morning briefing at the Kremlin starts with pictures of these jackwads up on the screen: Amerikanski Super Spies- Bwhahahahaha…

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    • John Bosley says:

      My gut says misdirection.
      Oh look squirrel, over there.
      Something is afoot, as they say.

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    • Uncle Max says:

      If Hillary had won, NONE of this would have ever been known. She was supposed to win.

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      Add Budale to that. Na zdrovlje.

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    • RightAroundTheBlock says:

      Mike(I hope it’s a RAM) You wanna know what the Big Coverup is?

      Let’s consider: What if what Byrne uncovers, admits to, points to a possible truth but a few would have known, that elements within the FBI may be weaponizing their investigative capabilities by using ORDINARY citizens (often unbeknownst to them) against other citizens for POLITICAL reasons, in attempts to entrap, intimidate and or build cases against people for POLITICAL reasons (This is basically what Pat figured out, how they were using him).

      Incidences where they don’t find the crime then find the person, rather find the person and dig and dig and dig to find a crime, all else fails try to entrap the person or invent a crime…

      Invade a person’s life professionally, personally and amongst the citizen’s community, building weaponized libal and character assassination against them and all protected by secrecy. STAZI like. Work it down the chain of command to the local level if necessary. Like Pat said, orders from above…

      Even good people follow bad orders.

      Anything a citizen would do to protect themself at that point is used as suspicion they are hiding something. Protecting your personal computers, drives, files, financials, business related intellectual property…

      I think it is hard to imagine for most people living under that kind of intimidation and scrutinity -for years…

      The Q becomes, how do we protect the institutions within our government while some have been weaponized against the foundations of our Republic and it’s citizens. And how do we provide a cease and desist or reversal for those citizens under such scrutiny? A clean slate, if deserved. We are but now seeing some high profile examples of the weaponization. What if there is much more?

      Personally I think we need to re-evaluate the Patriot Act, the fusion centers, the FISA courts and how we move people into higher ranks within organizations like the FBI. There are plenty of honest, good career IC professionals who would be willing to take the reigns and do the right thing. POLITICAL hack jobs need to be weeded out.

      Most of us just want to be good Americans, and expect as much from our citizens working within the country’s institutions.

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  49. Cocoon says:

    We believe the FBI/DOJ/CIA would protect us from foreign agents effecting our elections.
    Instead, we find the Obama team solicited, supported and paid for this interference?
    It’s all right there for all to see.

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