Andrew McCabe and James Comey Deny “Nuanced Specifics” of Claims by Patrick Byrne – But Do Not Deny Substance of Allegations……

Former FBI Director James Comey (aka participant “Z”) and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (likely participant “Y”) deliver responses to CNN about claims made by Overstock founder and former CEO Patrick Byrne.

Mr. Byrne claims he was recruited by FBI agents to conduct a counterintelligence operation and cultivate a relationship Russian national Maria Butina. [Full Backstory]

Mr. Byrne further alleged that top officials in the Obama administration, including James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Bill Priestap and John Carlin were involved in various aspects of the overall operation; which included FBI requests to Byrne which were carried by FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok to lower level FBI agents.

According to the responses presented by CNN, James Comey and Andrew McCabe deny ever participating in instructions to Mr. Byrne to engage in a “romantic” relationship with Maria Butina:

(Via CNN) […] Reached Thursday evening by CNN, Comey called Byrne’s claim “ridiculous.” “The FBI doesn’t work that way,” Comey said.

Former FBI deputy director and CNN contributor Andrew McCabe said he hadn’t heard of Byrne until the former CEO revealed his relationship with Butina.

“His allegation that his potential cooperation with the FBI was somehow discussed at the highest levels certainly never happened when I was there,” McCabe, who held the No. 2 role at the agency beginning in 2016 until his firing in 2018, said Friday on CNN’s “New Day.”

McCabe said it was “certainly possible” that Byrne volunteered information about Butina to the FBI, but disputed the claim that agents would have told Byrne to “engage in a romantic relationship with a suspected Russian intelligence agent.”

“That is simply not the sort of thing that the FBI does,” McCabe said.

A US official told CNN on Thursday that Byrne met earlier this year with Justice Department officials and shared with them similar information about a romantic relationship with Butina encouraged by the FBI.

The US official said that the Justice Department officials Byrne met with found aspects of Byrne’s story to be believable in part because he shared operational details that were not widely known. (read more)

It is worth noting that both Comey and McCabe are only refuting their knowledge of any instruction to cultivate a “romantic relationship.” Neither McCabe nor Comey are actually denying the FBI counterintelligence operation using Byrne to manipulate Maria Butina.

As we noted in the review of Byrne’s allegations: the described FBI contact structure highlighted an arms-length operation; perhaps intentionally constructed to create plausible deniability for those above the directly instructing agents.

It would appear the carefully framed denials by Andrew McCabe and James Comey are structured to be as disingenuous as possible; thereby allowing room for confirmations to come out later, and still retaining their plausible deniability on specifics.

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254 Responses to Andrew McCabe and James Comey Deny “Nuanced Specifics” of Claims by Patrick Byrne – But Do Not Deny Substance of Allegations……

  1. jc says:

    Strange days are these. Am I the only one that wonders if all the stuff about China and all the stuff about bad eggs in the deep state are linked somehow?

    Liked by 4 people

    • KingBroly says:

      Depends on how good the Russia-China relationship is.

      Liked by 3 people

      • thedoc00 says:

        Keep in mind that up to at least the fall of the Iron Curtain, the USSR and China had a “hot” shooting dispute going over various border regions. Not sure that is still the case but it was there. Even in times of great rivalry, neither of these two shied away from Enemy of my Enemy relationships. Viet Nam comes to mind as does Korea.

        Also, it is no accident allot of Chinese equipment is Russian design with US or Euro guts.

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        • Maquis says:

          Also note that much of Russia’s vast virtually unpopulated and unexploited resource rich landmass was gained from China previously in war. China, resource inadequate if not poor, has to be covetously eyeing those lands, and Russia knows it. Russia would do well to befriend the West.

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          • TarsTarkas says:

            If a Han regime ever ruled a place, it is considered part of the Empire now and forever more. For purposes of aggrandization they include foreign dynasties such as the Yuan (Mongol) and Qing (Manchu). This is the reason not just behind the border disputes with Russia (Manchu most recently) but Korea (too numerous to list), India (Qing), and Vietnam (Tang, Yuan, Qing). Singapore is also considered Han due to it being ethnically Chinese.

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          • Revelation says:

            There are some estimates out there that Siberia has more oil than Saudi Arabia, along with vast reserves of Uranium and diamonds.

            I think Tom Clancy wrote a novel about the Chinese starting a war to claim it…

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    • Revelation says:

      Well they are linked. The Deep State actors made themselves personally hugely wealthy while selling out the country to the Chinese.

      See Steve Bannon’s recent interview:

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      • GSparrow says:

        Revelation:
        Steve Bannon always gives a great interview.

        I hope “Steve,” Ann Coulter and POTUS can fully reconcile before the 2020 election. They are all mostly on the same side.

        Liked by 5 people

      • felipe says:

        Revelation: Thank you very much for the lengthy Bannon clip. It might be a bit off topic from this post, but I forgot how good he can be. He’d be a phenomenal dinner partner, no? Makes me miss Breibart, too.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Garrison Hall says:

        The Chinese want regime change. They think that buy teaming with the Progressive left and the UniParty they can defeat Trump. The Russia, Russia, Russia smokescreen was just misdirection to cover China’s intentions.

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    • Battleship Wisconsin says:

      The only linkage I see — if you can even call it such — is that dealing with Spygate is much less of a priority for Donald Trump than is reshaping the entire world trading system to gain an American advantage.

      Liked by 19 people

      • WSB says:

        PT’s Chapter Six in ‘Think Big and Kick Ass’ reminds me that he wil not Give. Up.

        His prioroties are just that. All.

        Liked by 13 people

      • Peoria Jones says:

        If President Trump wanted you to see something – anything – you’d see it. He’s kinda mastered that.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Boots says:

        He does America little good if he doesn’t try to cut the cancer out. Otherwise it will come back twice as strong when he leaves office in 2024. Or 2020.

        Liked by 2 people

        • oldumb says:

          Potus had plans of action for his presidency. He did not expect the Russia-Gate and the like. He is developing that on the fly.

          Liked by 4 people

        • Pretty sure he has what can be called an extreme handle on things there bots.

          Yep. And there will be four moar years despite the enemedia “fact” that he can never win again.

          russia, racist, recession… reprobates, all of them.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Consider a visit to an optometrist, if you can’t see the clear linksge, between the global reset on trade, and the unparalleled resistance to PDJT.

        Its ALL about breaking the grip of China and EU, as nation state actors sponsoring “Globalism” a rebranding of marxist, or hegemonic Conmunism.

        And yes, the globalist alliance includes Iran, sponsor of worldwide hegemonic islamism. Common enemies of Great Satan, they join forces to defeat U.S., and then fight it out amongst selves.

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      • farrier105 says:

        As long as they can’t hurt him or his family I don’t think he cares with the China thing going on. Someone wanted out economy bound up with China’s. We never should have let it happen.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Battle,
        I think he has prioritized economic restructure above the Coup, I agree.

        However, the Marxists (Dems) are obstacles in the way of economic restructure. Many Repubs are in the way, as well.

        PDJT needs to put the left on their back foot, so he can throw the knock out punch. Exposing the Coup and all of its evil actors will permanently shift the narrative as the decapitation of the Dem power structure will have a ripple effect that will damage the credibility of its propaganda arm, the MSM, and neutralize its Vanguard, Obama being a prime example of one who will be rendered nothing more than a felon, his credibility shattered by what he did. He will be just one example, there will be other big fish that will be netted.

        It’s a matter of timing. I continue to expect action by AG Barr, Durham, Horowitz, and Huber. Barrs legacy is the clean up.

        I know Sundance is skeptical about my position on this, but I can not see PDJT letting this go. Not in his nature.

        Think about this. The MSM is riddled with Ex CIA, FBI, ODNI, and State Dep high ups.
        When they are picked up, it will become apparent that these criminals are who the left hangs out with. They are them.

        That is going to shift the narrative substantially. So will the testimony of the smaller fish rating out the ring leaders.

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        • SwampRatTerrier says:

          Sugarhillhardrock, agree 100% with you.

          Great comment which every patriot should use daily to other Americans.
          RE: “The MSM is riddled with Ex CIA, FBI, ODNI, and State Dep high ups….”

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        You have to end the “food supply” to end a cancer.

        Communist Chinese Bribe Money to U.S. Critters is the “food supply.”

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    • juridicus2016 says:

      At the height of the Monica Lewinski scandal, New York Times editorialist, William Saffire, suggested that Lewinski was clever distraction and we really needed to keep our eye on the ball. He asserted that the ball was China. Perhaps Mr. Saffire was prescient.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Well, no since I have have been expressing that exact view in my comments, posted here, for months and months.

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      • Pretty sure the comment you replied to wasn’t based on “just” as newly stated, not that it is a big deal I guess… 😉

        I believe globalism will someday have a place of its own in the descriptors of all the same things evil and be known in a different light than all other “isms” as the evilest form of totalitarian feudalism to have ever been attempted.

        It is truly the culmination of every LIE ever told to mankind in general with the goal of total control of humans by those who can’t control themselves. Imagine rfid chips for every job they require human robots do… and so far only one man able to accrue power has had the balls to declare open season on globalists.

        These psychopaths literally believe they own us and everything else on the planet, and my belief as stated is of course based on the ultimate defeat… otherwise, their plan could become “life on earth” as they want it. Scary sh!t.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Satan always loses, and always comes back, for a ‘new and improved’ try.
          But, he harvests MANY souls, in the process. Not sure this is any eviler than previous efforts, as they are awfully evil, and evilly awful.

          To me, its like a classic “Con”; word eventually gets around, and people stop ‘falling’ for it. But, in 10-20 years, it comes around again, in a slightly different iteration.

          “PYRAMID SCHEME? Why NO, this isn’t one of those! See, OURS is a TRAPEZOID!”

          GLOBALISM, as pitched to the mass of useful idiots, seems to appeal a lot to the feeling of RIGHTEOUSNESS, and Holy mission to ‘make the world a better place’, while sewing division.

          This ‘white priviledge’ crap is new, and just shows how you can peddle the most outrageous crap, if you tie it into a strong emotion. In this case shame, and group acceptance. Perhaps the need for paying penance?
          Bizarre how they hijack judeo christian concepts, while abhoring religion.

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          • Aeyrie says:

            Ah, Dutchman! Right on again. As always, the Evil One uses our better nature against us. And as always, therein is the test of our faith.

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            • Dutchman says:

              And, like his minions, he just keeps coming, he IS wily and cunning and well versed in how to play on our human frailties.
              But keep your eyes on the Lord, do not be distracted, and Satan has NO power over us.

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        • anthonydog says:

          Globalism is in actuality Global Communism

          Liked by 1 person

    • Garrison Hall says:

      These are the days of miracle and wonder . . . Paul Simon . . .

      Liked by 1 person

    • Alan Reasin says:

      The Chinese supposedly rolled up our CIA operations in China. Was this from info in Clinton’s hacked server?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sam says:

      China was a willing partner in The Globalist plan to destroy the U.S. economy , and weaken us , while the Traitors within initiated Their ‘Mao’ style ” Cultural Revolution to destroy our Christian Culture and The Traditional Family …. The economic War with China , and The Rothschild Central Banks is just getting started …..

      Liked by 2 people

    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      They are 100% LINKED.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    Taking extreme liberties with the context of Matthew chapter 23, so no longer God’s word…But I hope it gets the point across…

    Then the voice of the People said to the citizens and to the students, 2 “The agents and the prosecutors sit in Federal seats, 3 so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they indict but do not practice. 4 They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear,[a] and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.5 They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their warrants broad and their forfeitures long, 6 and they love the place of honor at ceremonies and the best seats in the courtrooms 7 and greetings in the media and being called Special Agent [b] by others. 8 But you are not to be called PDAG , for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.[c] 9 And call no man your SAIC on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.10 Neither be called ADAG for you have one AG the Christ. 11 The greatest among you shall be your servant.12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

    13 “But woe to you, Agents and Prosecutors, hypocrites! For you shut the Bill of Rights in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.[d]

    15 Woe to you, Agents and Prosecutors, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to arrest a single campaign volunteer and when he becomes a felon you make him twice as much a child of hell[e] as yourselves.

    16 “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the HQ it is nothing, but if anyone swears by Main Justice he is bound by his oath.’ 17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the law or the court that has made the law sacred? 18 And you say, ‘If anyone swears by the badge it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gun with the badge he is bound by his oath.’

    19 You blind men! For which is greater, the gun or the badge that makes the gun sacred? 20 So whoever swears by the badge swears by it and by everything on it. 21 And whoever swears by the Field Office swears by it and by him who dwells in it. 22 And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.

    23 “Woe to you, Agents and Prosecutors, hypocrites! For you tax mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.24 You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!

    25 “Woe to you, Agents and Prosecutors, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside you are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 You blind judge! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.

    27 “Woe to you, Agents and Prosecutors, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

    29 “Woe to you, Agents and Prosecutors, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the patriots and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the Minutemen!31 Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the patriots. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? 34 Therefore I send you frontiersmen and statesmen and Signers , some of whom you will kill and destroy and some you will flog in your Chambers and persecute from town to town, 35 so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah,[f] whom you murdered between the courthouse and the library. 36 Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.

    Lament over Washington, D.C.
    37 “O Washington, Washington, the city that kills the patriots and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 38 See, your swamp is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’

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    • Sherri Young says:

      3 so do and observe whatever the law tells you

      That is a common translation error cleared up by review of ancient scrolls several years ago.

      To be clear and going back to Matthew:

      23 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples: 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees are seated in the chair of Moses. 3 Therefore do whatever he (Moses) tells you, and observe it. But don’t do what they do, because they don’t practice what they teach.

      Makes more sense, doesn’t it? The scribes and Pharisees were teaching and preaching the TORAH as given through Moses but not following what they were teaching.

      The chair of Moses was a carved stone chair in the synagogues where a rabbi would sit and teach.

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    • Blenda Richter says:

      For quite some time I’ve been trying to comprehend and come to terms with the factor of Christianity. Today, the White man’s vigorously predominant religion worldwide and for many of us, the religion of our upbringing.

      I wonder how in the world our White European race ended up totally embracing a belief in a desert Semitic god, developed a blind faith and a doctrine out of a nomadic, Semitic and desert creed, then for centuries on end the White European race endured persecution and martyrdom through ghastly cruel deaths, all in fanatical faithfulness to the belief in that foreign religion adopted from Semitic desert nomads.

      And all that Middle East belief and that desert religion was handed down to the White European man from ancient and obscure Hebrew writings filled with surreal stories and fantastic narrative detailed á la Harry Potter. A narrative filled with violence, cruelty, petulant divine vengeance and evil punishments. All compiled in a Book called Bible.

      Now, the irony of all this is that those stories and commandments in the Bible were concocted and written exclusively BY Jews and FOR Jews only, who themselves, moreover, believe absolutely none of it even to this day.

      But today White Europeans worldwide still unquestionably embrace that Judaic belief from ancient desert Hebrew writings and they accept it and believe it as if the writings had been authored specifically BY Whites and FOR Whites. (?)

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      • TANGO268 says:

        If you had been a Ninevite, the city would have been destroyed.

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      • VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

        My heartfelt attempt to answer your questions, is directly an answer my own similar struggle… please bear with me.

        The word of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as you say, a religion of Semitic, desert nomads, debuted on the world’s stage, approximately 4000 years ago, when Abraham walked away from his Homeland of the “Ur of the Caldeans”, perhaps somewhere near modern day Southern Iraq. He created a new family and tribal identity in an area now known as present-day Israel.

        Due to circumstances of weather and political vagaries, his descendents developed into nation and civilization of their own; while being slave labor for the ancient Egytians.

        About 3500 years ago, this new nation was delivered out of this existence of servitude by Moses and via a series of Divine guidance and interventions. A writer by training in the court of the Pharoahs, Moses committed to scrolls of animal hide and parchment, the first batch of Divine teachings.

        About 3000 years ago, this ancient People, known as Hebrews, took their place on the Near East world, sandwiched in between the then-great powers of Egypt and Sumerian nations such as the Babylonians. The king David, boyhood sheepherder, Psalm-wrighter, as I understand it, is the best known leader of this time period.

        About 2500 years ago, this all too human nation, had descended back into exile, servitude, of the Assyrian and Babylonian nation around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, primarily because they had drifted away from their God-given arrangements of faithfulness and protection. Daniel, Ezra and others write of this time, and of the eventual restoration back to the land of Jerusalem.

        As the Roman empire firmly established it’s rule over the Mediterranean basin and surrounding region, laying down civic order and transportation through out, they created a time and place for the greatest story of all time.

        You see, up until 2000 years ago, all you have said is so very true. A religion and a culture of a tribal, Semitic people in and around the desert back country of the greatest power of this part of the world likely would not have been noticed by the leaders of the day, had not God directly intervened into the human story with His own Self.

        You see, many ancient nations had laws of Justice, civic order, goodness, evil, creation, how to “be right with God”. What happens when you die, eternity, Paradise, dark underworlds and so on. All arrangements of mankind agreeing to live by a certain code, in return for what was hoped, God’s blessings and favor.

        Except by then, the Law of Moses, the covenant of Abraham, the splendor of Solomon’s Temple and even the Glory of the Roman empire still never quite answered the problem of humanness that never quite really wanted to go along with this arrangement. This pride, or selfish desire to arrange all this Goodness the way me, myself and I want to do it. I want to do it my way.

        And so in the God-man, Jesus, came to answer that nagging rebellion of human spirit. No, we really can’t, ultimately do this righteousness thing all by ourselves. Not totally, not completely the way the perfectly just and yes, vengeful God demands. He simply showed up and did it for us, lived the example of a life we could not. And through the crucifixion and resurrection a new form of being right with God came to be.

        Fast forward now about 500 years later, the decrepit remains of the Roman system collapsed back into regional tribes, cultures and territories. But not before some intrepid souls journied north, away from the Mediterranean coast, across the Italian Alps, into the lands of the Huns and the Barbarians of what we call Central Europe. Carrying with them the salvation story.

        The cities and influence of Rome, Greece and Turkey still continued their story as well. The new Christian world developed along with them, as did continued human corruptions of pride and power.

        Eventually, about one thousand years ago now, this river split into two courses, one more or less headed by the leadership known as the Roman papacy, the other by the Patriarchs of Constantinople.

        Again, fast forward to the Protestant Reformation and the re-ordering of the Western European world and God’s interventions in history once again. 500 years ago, saw the nations and cultures of this time and place extricate some portions of themselves from the tight grip of the Latin papacy and into more or less independent peoples united around the words of the ancient Jewish and Christian faith.

        And with and thru this drive for freedom to worship God, as His Word guided their lives and conscience, free of interfere from Kings and Popes, led an intrepid band further away from all they knew.

        To embark on a dangerous voyage on a leaky ship called the Mayflower, to begin abother human chapter in an empty Land, arriving at a place called Plymouth harbor, now part of the American state of Massachusetts. The rest of the story is our Story, still being written as we live.

        Thank you for asking. Just my heartfelt understanding of things too marvelous to comprehend.

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        • Rebcalntx says:

          Vandal, such a beautiful response. You can use your own reasoning & intellect or you can be led by the Spirit. Except a man be born again you cannot see the kingdom of God.

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      • redthunder238 says:

        Your last paragraph is complete nonsense.

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      • sturmudgeon says:

        Good Post! Thanks. (just finished the book “The Soldier and The Sage”… interesting stuff) As the known world was much, much smaller in Ancient times, the “Miracles” were much Larger!

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      • Aeyrie says:

        Know what’s even more ironic Blenda? Here we are again. Only this time it’s Islam! To be clear, dogmas of whatever variety doesn’t typically interest me, except when I hear the ring of Truth in it. Like this: “As for me and mine we will serve the Lord.” Works for me.

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  3. JoeMeek says:

    So Comey and McCabe are doing a Bill Clinton – it depends on what the meaning of sex is and what the meaning of truth is and what the meaning of is, is.

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  4. All these “Teases” are starting to take their toll on me. When this thing breaks wide open it better be fabulous beyond our imagination. There is a mountain of evidence today for a perp walk…. And I’m tired of waiting.

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    • Raptors2020 says:

      Perp walk for what? Introducing girls to Republicans? Lots of indignation on this site, but precious few crimes specified. Jessie Liu of DOJ has made it clear they won’t prosecute senior bureaucrats for lying. What else you got?

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      • Boots says:

        I f ya gotta ask then you ain’t got what it takes to understand. Best get back to Huffpo.

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      • Jessie Liu Is in charge of the DOJ? That’s news to me… You’re a font of Information Raptor2020. Thanks for playing.

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        • Raptors2020 says:

          Check Sundance on the Outrage Trap. I’m perversely hoping Strzok and Page were discussing assassination, and that’s what they’re hiding. Technicalities won’t cut it. Our LE and Intelligence people regard lying as a job requirement: that includes planting fake news.

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          • pucecatt says:

            I strongly believe that is what they are hiding . More than likely it would be in text after PDJT was elected because at that point they were screwed with the whole Russia thing . Does anybody know when they referenced the “ insurance policy “ before or after election ?

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          • dawndoe says:

            But lying to Congress or intelligence superiors is a different thing altogether. They SHOULD be prosecuted for that.

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            • Raptors2020 says:

              Lying to protect an on-going investigation? Comey lied to Trump that he was not being investigated, when he was. I believe Sundance wrote about this at length. Comey also declined to brief the Congress during his counter-intelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, on the grounds they couldn’t be trusted. Perhaps they need to charge Comey, and take it to the Supreme Court, to settle the issue. Not sure anybody wants to go that far.

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          • deplorable says:

            hmm… remember that secret service agent who mysteriously died of a stroke when POTUS was in Europe and they gave him an almost presidential funeral?

            Remember that mysterious sudden kidney surgery that FLOTUS required?

            I’m thinking these were assassination attempts via poison.

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      • PBR says:

        If you dropped by often enough you would find all the answers to your questions.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Yeah….the FBI is a dating service.

        They tried to hook up PapaD with a slutty covert intelligence asset posing as a sexy young grad student.

        The Federal Bureau of INTIMACY

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      • mnlakes says:

        In March 2019, President Donald Trump said he would nominate Liu to become United States Associate Attorney General, but she withdrew her name from consideration later that month.[7][8]

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    • G. Alistar says:

      The drip, drip, drip “teases” while frustrating, is really a very poor strategy for dirty cops at the FBI, corrupt DoJ actors and others from the Obama Administration.

      Machiavelli in “The Prince” noted, “Injuries, therefore, should be inflicted all at once, that their ill savour being less lasting may the less offend; whereas, benefits should be conferred little by little, that so they may be more fully relished.”

      Obama’s Administration of corruption also screwed up the “insurance policy.” Again, The Prince (1513) “Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.” They tried a coup on the POTUS and left him more powerful, they certainly need to stand in fear of revenge.

      These clowns should get EVERYTHING out, fess up, spill their beans and get it over with or these “teases” aka., injuries to the democrats will hurt them a lot more.

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  5. sundance says:

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  6. Mike in a Truck says:

    You boinkski Mariaya Butina but dont say we told you, O.K.ski?

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  7. WSB says:

    They are all becoming a big Blond Joke.

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  8. Superman says:

    Dont get invested….this is a nothingburger.

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  9. Kleen says:

    The last few minutes are chilling!!!!!
    Please listen from min 9:30 and on if you don’t want to watch the whole thing.

    Scary!

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    • Kleen says:

      PB said he was sitting on this information for a long time afraid of coming forward with it, before Barr because he knew the Gov was corrupt and he was threatened by them.

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      • IMO, Buffett advised Byrne to “go public” with his story because Buffett believes Barr will bury it if the public doesn’t keep him on the hotseat.

        I believe Barr is just a second version of “Do-Nothing Jeff Sessions”

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        • TreeClimber says:

          You may or may not be right about Barr, I don’t know. But I don’t get the impression Buffett cares that much about the US. I’m more inclined to think he’s just helping a friend stay alive a little longer.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      This is what I was thinking as to why he is going all over the place – he wants to get this story out in case something does happen to him. He seemed stressed and a bit frightened to me in the interview with Martha. IMHO, he was talking quickly and jumping from here to there is because he has so much to say in a short period of time. This story seems to be quite deep and complicated to explain. Sara Carter was on with Andrew Wilkow today, and she did a great job explaining how this thing happened and why he came forward. She spoke directly with PB.

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    • Julia Adams says:

      Sounds awfully similar to the Plot from the movie Red Sparrow

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    • Herbert Kroll says:

      I just found Glenn Beck’s series on George Soros, Puppet Master, made like 10 years ago. Some serious chill factor there as well…

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  10. islandpalmtrees says:

    Any more Deep State people hired by CNN and the take download by Barr will eliminate the CNN staff. I just hope to see it!

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  11. Wayne Robinson says:

    Come on Comey swear to God the man is lying damn your eyes ! The man is a dirty cop and His judgment is coming on all religious hypocrites

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  12. islandpalmtrees says:

    Interesting “cultivate a “romantic relationship.”” – who else cultivated a “romantic relationship” to his advantage “FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok”. Who was reportedly relaying orders to Mr. Byrne.

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  13. PDJT sure needs a break but I doubt this is going to be it.

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  14. Bogeyfree says:

    Surely Byrne has some hard evidence to prove what he is saying right? After all why would Barr give him 7 hours of their time interviewing this guy if there was not some level of evidence?

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  15. CopperTop says:

    Director Wray article now seems relevant about not allowing Strozk remaining emails that JW won the right to view until “there’s been enough time” until after 2020

    Comey/McCabe confident the evidence in those emails won’t see the light of day in their response.

    Sheesh!

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    • margarite1 says:

      Director Wray, Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, doesn’t believe in justice.

      Hide the evidence of criminal activity so the people won’t know how rotten the agency is and hope a more friendly administration gets elected and then it will all go away.

      Absolutely unbelievable.

      Barr damn well better fix this!

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      • Sherri Young says:

        The US government soon will need to hire more people to prevent the timely response to FOIA requests. This week…

        Judicial Watch has been in court to get document production to be stepped up to a more reasonable pace than the multi-year schedule they are following.

        Sharyl Atkisson

        Jason Leopold

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  16. All Too Much says:

    The FISA virus didn’t require sex to be transmitted.

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  17. gsonFIT says:

    If the people running government oversight cant get to the bottom of this then we need to change one or two things. The first would be the system of compliance and oversight and the second would be the people within the system.

    This is becoming ridiculous.

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  18. gsonFIT says:

    Wonder why Buffet didn’t deny it?

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    • Bill says:

      Buffet being involved worries me about this whole thing. He’s anti Trump and makes his mint in the markets. And the markets are in trouble due to Trumps repositioning the global board, so to speak. If buffet told him to do this then there easily could be an ulterior motive. These people have the advantage of knowing the truth and can stay a step ahead of us until someone finally cracks before they are arkancided and blow the lid off this whole thing. The CIA specializes in psyops. It’s how they bring down regimes. They could easily be running a game on Americans. With the goal of full on take over by the IC. These truly are scary times for those of us paying attention. Never trumpers run around worried about our President, when they should be worried about the IC community that’s hell bent on stopping him from succeeding.

      Scary times. I think once PDJT wins re-election we are going to be witness to a YUGE moment in history. Either Trump is taken out a la JFK, or our intelligence community is completely crushed and eliminated or restructured on a mass scale. Either way, it’s going to be a historic time on the scale of 9/11, Pearl Harbor and D Day.

      I’m 1000% certain they are going to try and steal the election from Trump. The thing is they can only create so many fake votes. And Trump is going win in a landslide so it won’t work. At that time the wheels will be set in motion for full on war between PDJT and the IC/DEEP STATE. The election is their last hope to not go into desperation mode. At that point they know he’s in command and will have to act.

      God protect VSGPDJT.

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  19. deplorable says:

    “The FBI doesn’t work that way.”
    “That is simply not the sort of thing that the FBI does,”

    Yes, the FBI doesn’t work like that. What Comey and McCabe omitted is “but at the time we were not working as agents of the FBI. We were acting under the authority of the CIA as directed by John Brennan.” And as we all know, the CIA DOES work that way.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Ah, ah ah! But, the CIA is prohibited, by law and charter, from working INSIDE the United States.
      So, they got around that roadblock, by having agents with two hats.
      He’s FBI,…He’s CIA,..
      HE’s 2,…2,…2 agents in ONE!

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        “They laugh alike….. they talk alike…..at times they even walk alike”…

        “And………”You lose your mind………..When cousins…….. are two of a kind”

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        • Dutchman says:

          Have we ever seen what was in that MOU, signed by FBI and CIA? I wonder,…..

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          • islandpalmtrees says:

            How about all the other potential MOU’s we know nothing about. Why have Laws, if you can circumvent them with MOUs.

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            • Dutchman says:

              More broadly, the Administrative State. Laws, written by lobbyists and often not even read by the legislatures who vote for them, then go to the Dept’s who will administer them. They promulgate regulations, to spell out HOW they will administer them, written in buerocratese that no one can understand.
              And, thru administrative law, the Constitutiin is trashed; no right to council, right to remain silent, innocent until proven guilty, due process, etc.
              The administrative State, run amok has been created over time by CONgress.
              Major growth during FDR, although probably born under Wilson.
              Its a mess.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      Yeah, they’re going to need a better defense than that. They no longer have any credibility. Because of them.

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  20. David R. Graham says:

    May seem OT but is not:

    In 1860, Democrats tried to secede from the Union. Now they are trying to dissolve the Union. That is the civil war, to make Democrats surrender that desire of theirs. When they do, Communism finally will be dead and buried. Gone.

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    • redline says:

      It took a war to drive out slavery. It make take another to drive out socialism, slavery’s more contemporary analog.

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    • Dutchman says:

      If nothing else, we should learn from this experience conmunism, fascism, naziism will NEVER, unfortunately be consigned to the asheap of history.

      There,will ALWAYS be the gullible and greedy, willing to be brainwashed and used as useful idiots and cannon fodder, and there will ALWAYS br those willing to brainwash and use them for their own ends.

      Satan will never be banished, till Jesus returns, and the evil in the hearts of man is addressed.

      We THOUGHT we had banished such hatred filled ideology after the,Civil war, after WW2, after the,Cold War.

      And we became complacent, as it regrouped and redoubled its efforts to enslave the world. We haven’t won this latest round, yet but our victory is inevitable. But we MUST NOT BE COMPLACENT. We must,remain constantly vigilent!

      WHAT,were we thinking, allowing these vile creatures to educate our children?
      And now, we have,drag queens reading stories to 5 year olds, and many actually CHEERING this!

      NEVER back down, NEVER surrender, NEVER give up,….and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER become complacent, EVER again!

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      • Bill says:

        I don’t think it’s complacency, I think it’s simply not noticing Satan taking his new form. These snakes infiltrated our school systems under the guise of being caring professionals that only wanting the best for our children. Which is a simple tactic which most people want for our children. To be treated kindly by the strangers who watch over them while we are at work. But slowly and surely, they began to slip in their propaganda and new rules. Before we knew it, the tentacles of satan had gained control of schooling.

        Once we rid the school system of them, they will regroup and attack a new establishment. And unless we learn from this lesson and create tighter controls against Marxism, it will will happen again.

        Most importantly, I think we need to find the cure for the disease that the left poses in their mind. Im convinced they have a mental disorder that can be isolated and fixed with medication. I always say, in the mind of the left 2+2=22. They can’t prove it, but will fight tooth and nail to defend their position. It’s insanity. We must diagnose the disease and heal it.

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        • Truthfilter says:

          As a former public school teacher, I can tell you with complete certainty that robbery and corruption occur everyday under the color of “helping the children.”

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        • Dutchman says:

          So far, only treatment seems to be rapid infusions of lead, or a copper coated lead. Regretably while it cures the condition, it kills the patient.
          Nov, 2020 will either cure them, or make them much worse.
          We’ll see what happens,…

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      • Maquis says:

        Amen.

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      • Aeyrie says:

        One of the most difficult things for a human being to do is to call a spade a spade. If it looks, smells, walks and talks like EVIL, call it and rebuke it. IMMEDIATELY, if you please!

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        • Dutchman says:

          “The most effective lie ever devised by Satan, was the one that says he,doesn’t exist.”
          The second, perhaps is “There are no absolute truths!” The paradox inherent in this statement SEEMS self evident, and yet the brainwashed will pound their fists on the table, INSISTING it is so!

          If you try to point out the obvious paradox, they will scrram it louder, and then put their fingers in their ears and yell “Not listening,…can’t hear you,..LA LA LA!”
          Incredible to watch, really,…

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  21. redline says:

    I still can’t keep a straight face whenever I read the title –

    “U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility”

    Cracks me up every single time.

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  22. Les Standard says:

    Either deal with the clintons in a proper legal judicial manner or lets have a civil war. Those are our options

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  23. John Comnenus says:

    The Hillary element of the Byrne claims are interesting and raise a whole new dynamic. If Byrne’s claims are true, and lets assume they are, then it would mean that Hillary wasn’t the mastermind of the operation, which begs the question – who was?

    I have a two options:
    Option 1 – Obama
    Option 2 – The heads of the intelligence community.

    Option 1 – Obama is a Chicago Machine corrupt politician who weaponises and uses the organs of State against his political enemies. This is supported by the Collyer Review revealing years of criminal abuse of the NSA database and the Strzok – Page texts saying the White House is running the operation and that POTUS wants to know everything. This option is straight forward, Obama is the instigator of all this criminality.

    Option 2 – is far more interesting and I would suggest far more likely. Collyer only looked back four years. But who is to know that these abuses, or similar acts of malfeasance, weren’t going on as far back as the Clinton Presidency or even Bush Senior and beyond? Certainly the deep connections between all the players going back years supports this theory.

    But here’s my hunch supported by minimal evidence. My gut feel is that the intelligence community corruption got going in the Clinton Presidency. He had so many lies and scandals he would be a very easy blackmail target. And blackmailing people to get them to do your bidding is a core skill of the IC – it’s what they do for a living.

    After 9-11 Bush gave the IC everything they wanted through the Patriot Act and for a number of years the IC was under scrutiny and had a real job to do so they lay relatively low. Then comes the 2008 election and the GFC. Everyone is distracted by economics and the team gets to work. They want Hillary to win because they already have all the dirt on the Clintons. So how do they help Clinton win – they tell her Obama was born in Kenya. She deploys this information which receives such enormous blow back that they all back off. It is obvious Obama is going to win and they start back pedalling and try to curry favour with Obama.

    Remember according to Bongino the Fusion GPS Russia collusion story was deployed unsuccessfully against McCain. Then Obama, who by now hates Clinton, wins. The IC is in a pickle. Obama has some shady contacts in his past but is otherwise seen as a cleanskin except for his birth status. The IC tells Obama he has to put Clinton into State. Obama agrees because the IC has the evidence that Obama was born in Kenya. Obama has no choice but to agree to the IC demands and they cover the Birther tracks. The IC decides to put Hillary on a private server so that they can use it to coordinate their corruption with Clinton. The quid pro quo for Clinton was that the IC would help Clinton fund raise through the Clinton Foundation and help her key acolytes make money off the side of their corruption – think Blumenthal and weapons taken from Libya and sold into Syria.

    Remember someone very senior in the IC had to ‘whitelist’ the Clinton non .gov email address so it could be contacted through the Whitehouse network. That couldn’t be done by a random on duty Systems Administrator. It would probably require approval at the National Security Advisor or DNI level. So they have now got everyone over a barrel. Quid pro quo for Obama is that they use the IC tools to target his political enemies and ensure his key legislation like Obamacare gets through. Obama can’t disagree or birth certificate.

    Everything is going well but Obama is coming to the end of his term. They know Hillary will be the Dem Candidate, so they ensure they blackmail her first to protect themselves, Obama and keep Clinton on the leash.

    Then they look at the key GOP candidates. They check Rubio, Cruz and Trump, but astonishingly to the IC all three candidates are clean. Once Trump goes to the head of the the primaries the IC intensify their scrutiny of Trump. But they are cut short by Rogers stopping the abuses of the NSA database. So now they engage Fusion GPS and put those resources at the disposal of Hillary because they have nothing to compromise Trump. They have to help Hillary win especially once Trump starts the drain the swamp campaign theme.

    Miraculously Trump wins and they go to the Special Counsel Obstruction of Justice insurance plan.

    This theory sees the IC as the initiator of the corruption and I think that is far more plausible because the corruption spans Administrations and continues despite Trump being President.

    This theory is particularly attractive because it closes the loop and brings the Birther issue to the core of their operations.

    The IC told Hillary about Obama being Kenyan, she couldn’t use it so they then had to protect their corruption under Obama and so blackmailed Hillary before she became POTUS. Then Trump won. If this is true the key to what is being protected is the Obama Birth certificate. It also means they were probably targeting a whole bunch of other people not just Obama’s enemies but their own enemies.

    That’s my theory in the wake of the Byrne claims.

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    • Bill says:

      Hillary IS one of the puppeteers. It’s too perfect that he believed she was a target. She’s smart as whip when it comes to corruption. A perfect little caveat placed in the chain of events. If this guy ever decided to spill the beans, which he now has done, he’s just created a whole new layer of protection/misdirection the KKKlintons. They are smart. Can’t take that away form them. They wouldn’t have made it this far if they weren’t forward thinking evil geniuses. Bastards.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Wow, didn’t read your post, too long. However, as has been speculated already, nothing Byrne has said so far, unless I missed something, to indicate he was actually involved in targeting Cliton with the red sparrow.
      She could have been thrown in as a smokescreen, either to persuade Byrne it was bi-partisan, or even to persuade HIS handlers it was looking at both.

      This,would be true, even if he DID actually engage in some operation against Hillary campaign.

      Or, Obama wanted to control Hillary. At this point,….what difference dies it make!??

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      • GB Bari says:

        Bongino said today that a few of his “trusted sources” suggested that the spying on Hillary that Byrne mentioned in the TV interviews was the FBI likely trying to find out what she was into so they knew what they had to “take care of” so she wouldn’t get into trouble before the election. This was right after Comey exonerated her the first time. So that makes more sense than anything else I’ve read.

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        • Maquis says:

          Essentially what I suspected, they had her six, nothing more than trying to avoid an implosion and to have a “legal” method to “deal with” anyone that crossed her path.

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        • That’s the first thing I thought of when Byrne said that they were also spying on her. Well, after “bullsh!t!”, anyway.

          Then I thought of self-preservation on their part too… which to me, makes even more sense.

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        • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

          After July 2016 (post exoneration) the FBI came off of Hitlery and focused 100% on Trump. They were just gathering CYA intel FOR Hitlery.

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      • Bill says:

        “At this point…what difference does it make”

        LOL. Nice touch.

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    • Dad's son says:

      I’ll do you one better:

      What if the center of gravity in this whole flaming wreck which is tearing apart the nation is a dual, synergistic cover-up: The Clintons blackmailing Obama and Obama blackmailing the Clintons.

      The Clinton corruption AND whatever secret about Obama’s origins they’ve been trying to cover up. It’s no coincidence that John Brennan was the director of the private firm whose employee borke into the Obama/Clinton/McCain passport files in 2009.

      Both sides have been blackmailing each other since the 2008 election, and the result is a riven nation.

      If this finally comes to light, then the maximum punishment should be adjudicated and applied for tearing apart the Republic for private gain.

      We may be seeing a double dark star – a binary black hole – an egg with two rotten yolks…..

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    • redthunder238 says:

      Almost everyone got the Birther theory wrong imo. He was born in Hawaii but then claimed to be a foreigner to get student aid for college. I rarely here anyone talk about that but it seems pretty obvious to me. Have his college transcripts ever been released?

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      • Jerry Joe says:

        So there must be a fake “foreign” birth certficate or passport laying around somewhere… Or did it just take him at his perfectly spoken American English word in order cut him a break? One way or another, your opinion implicitly includes fundamental misrepresentations by BS validating the concerns and questions over every decision he ever made… For historical purposes and now that he is out of office, his adult educational history ought to be included in the public record.

        Now if you opinion is wrong about the Birther theory [sic], the ramifications may be indigestible, as he himself, as a Harvard grad, attorney, university professor, etc…, would have known he could never, in good faith, have accepted the Oath of Office. Makes one wonder why on Earth might someone have ever been SO AFRAID of one Donald John Trump…

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        • redthunder238 says:

          If I recall correctly Obama can speak Indonesian and his Communist mother actually taught English over there. Also, how hard do you think it would be to forge an Indonesian birth certificate?

          “would have known he could never, in good faith, have accepted the Oath of Office.” This is OBAMA we’re talking about. Like lying would bother the guy or something. haha And please don’t call him a “university professor”. He was supposedly a “senior lecturer” who no one can remember. Obama was and is a complete fraud.

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          • Jerry Joe says:

            He also said he was the President of Harvard Law Review yet never released any papers. One would think he would have named any job he desired coming out of law school, but needed help landing a job in some small Chicago firm doing landlord tenant work. Odd and off, indeed.

            My characterization of his required state of mind addresses the notion of accepting validation of any law, order or appointment because he took the oath.

            Maybe he is the reason Pocahontas Hiawatha shows no shame in pretending to be an Indian for all those years.

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  24. billrla says:

    CNN’s going to have a hire a lot more former government officials to get to the bottom of the story.

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  25. jeans2nd says:

    Brett Tolman, former top prosecutor for Utah and legal counsel for Sen Orrin Hatch and Sen Judiciary, told Dan Bongino tonight, sitting in tonight for Hannity, that the operations Mr Byrne described are exactly the way the FBI operates.

    Believe Comey/McCabe, or believe Brett Tolman, your choice.
    But do read up on Brett Tolman first.
    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/07/09/he-used-be-utahs-top/

    Atty Tolman has some cred behind his name, including DOJ/criminal justice reform. Comey and McCabe, not so much.

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  26. Zorro says:

    Whatcha talking about we (FIB) never ran Azra Turk at Byrne.

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  27. Republicanvet91 says:

    If this Byrne story is true, and I question the timing, it wouldn’t surprise me. I never knew how Butina connected into this.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Brennan used multiple people to create multiple targets into any campaign. Mifsud and Halper at Popadop. Page for whoever. Butina against whoever.

    Brennan had to be sure at least one of them would be successful.

    It wouldn’t even shock me if Byrne was told he was targeting Hillary, yet nothing was done about any actual targeting against her, and no targeting happened.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      It would only have been used against Her Odiousness had after winning she balked at cooperating with or sharing her haul of the loot with those spying on her. Obama or Jarrett wanted her to continue their campaign to bring American low, and their way, not her way.

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      • Bendix says:

        Exactly, Tars. The interference by the Obamas is also one of the reasons she lost.
        Probably the only people she didn’t blame.

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    • donnyvee says:

      Good morning RV91. I think of it in terms of a military mission. You only need one plane to hit the target but you send six or more just to be certain. They went after POTUS from all sides, hoping at least one would slip through and dirty him up.

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  28. BestBets says:

    The FBI doesn’t work that way? Hilarious! The FBI has no standards at all at this point. They work whatever way they need to work to set up their target.

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  29. islandpalmtrees says:

    Mr. Byrne further alleged that top officials in the Obama administration, including James Comey, Andrew McCabe. How about David Bowdich since he was named the FBI acting deputy director after Andrew McCabe ?

    David Bowdich was named the FBI acting deputy director after Andrew McCabe abruptly stepped down on Jan. 29 — just months before he was slated to retire. ODD!

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  30. evergreen says:

    “engage in a romantic relationship with a suspected Russian intelligence agent.”

    Well, if you know she ain’t a Russian intelligence agent, then, yeah.

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  31. dallasdan says:

    ““That is simply not the sort of thing that the FBI does,” McCabe said.”

    Oh, really? It has become documented, public knowledge that the FBI and DOJ have no self-imposed limits on the depth and breadth of their unethical behavior and criminality.

    If bs was music, McCabe and his cabal would be the Boston Symphony.

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  32. tozerbgood8315 says:

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  33. joebkonobi says:

    How about prosecuting Liu for obstruction of justice.

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  34. tozerbgood8315 says:

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    • ann says:

      “Office of Legal Counsel” is a sunken ship. Yates & Baker implemented policies that blocked outsid oversight.

      Mr. Comey, McCabe, Strock, and Ms Yates: Cut out your fancy circumlocutions. The snooty attitudes, high dudgeon and stomping around in a huff doesn’t fool anyone.
      You sneaks are BUSTED.

      What’s wrong with old school “internal investigations”? Take away the funding &
      Set up a independent fire walled org run by recruited straight up LE & JAGS .

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    • sixgeese says:

      With everything I read about Maria Butina is that she was in no way a spy. She was interested in American politics, especially as far as the political effectiveness of the NRA was concerned. Her apparent reason for learning about it was to use these techniques in Russia for the purpose of promoting freedom, especially freedoms involving gun rights, in Russia. Such activity would in no way harm the USA. They got her on technical FARA violations, and that for the explicit purpose of harming Trump, to show that, yes, there are Russian spies in America. I hope Trump will issue a full pardon for her. Unfortunately, this is not the time to do so, since Trump is still in political danger, and he needs to focus on reelection.

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      • sixgeese says:

        “With everything I read about Maria Butina is” should be “With everything I read about Maria Butina, my impression is”

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      • gsonFIT says:

        Even tonight Fredo was calling her a clandestine agent of Russia. To Butina’s own lawyer no less. She was just trying to do business, including all the very public networking involved in drumming up new business

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        • smartyjones1 says:

          Very important Oligarch FSB business. Doesn’t every little 23 year old swallow fly around the USA approaching CEOs, banging one older than her father and use him to inject herself into several major presidential campaigns for world peace?

          The little swallow. Told CEO she was being groomed among four of the top seven Russian oligarchs who control that country to become president.

          The proper response to this is, whatever.

          Butina is what she is, swallow, mob wannabe. This is the FSB. She’s a cog and a player in that mob controlled country.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Butina’s lawyer said what Byrne told him was “accurate” with what he knew and could verify about what he told him about the Butina involvement

      Brett Tolman used the same description. He said he had worked with Byrne in the past while an attorney for the Senate. Gave an example of Byrne coming forward to Congress about some corruption involving Wall street. It was investigated….and although Byrne comes across as eccentric sometimes that the info he gave them was always “accurate”.

      Byrne is consistently described as “accurate”, it seems.

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  35. islandpalmtrees says:

    Director. Bowditch’s name is featured in emails and Strzok texts.
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16-cv-02046-Release-dated-11302017.pdf

    Director Wray then hired David Bowdich as his deputy. We know, Wray is corrupt and he wanted David Bowdich. The emails above point at a close relationship with Comey, Lynch, etc. Most documents are redacted.

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  36. graficgod says:

    these people deserve nothing less than to be charged with treason. most of their coup’s group deserves the rope.

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  37. Spatch says:

    Looks like Maria Butina and Natalia Veselnitskaya were unwittingly used by the Deep State as useful idiots. Luckily, Veselnitskaya found her way back to Russia after the tower meeting after the Butina set up didn’t work out so well.

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  38. Spatch says:

    Looks like Maria Butina and Natalia Veselnitskaya were unwittingly used by the Deep State as useful idiots. Luckily, Veselnitskaya found her way back to Russia after the tower meeting after the Butina set up didn’t work out so well.

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  39. Pyrthroes says:

    Per Joseph’s Needham’s definitive compendium “Science and Civilization in China” (Cambridge Press, 1954 – 1985, condensed to a five-volume “summary” through 1995), despite China’s domestic achievements, for global purposes the country has always been her own worst enemy.

    As Pres. Trump is well aware, Hsi’s fraying ChiCom regime following Sun Yat-sen’s interregnum from 1912 – 1949 has been an autarchic “Oriental Despotism” ruthlessly exploiting western steppe and SE Asian regions from the Early Han. In fact, from the late 13th Century, China’s last two dynasties were non-native Mongol implants, willfully sabotaging trade relations on behalf of an entrenched mandarinate notorious for its corrupt malfeasance.

    Over the next few decades, if Trump and his –let us hope, equally capable successors– succeed in getting the Chinese mule’s attention, the benefits to Cathay’s long-suffering populace will be incalculable. And therein lies America’s inexpugnable advantage: What’s good for innovative, entrepreneurial free-market risk/reward entails strictly muzzled State prerogatives via enumerated (“chartered”) powers constrained by Jefferson’s consent-of-the-governed under Rule of Law.

    Come late 2021, 72 pears past Mao T’se-tung’s murderous coup de main, we project that Hsi’s ChiCom regime will go the way of Gorbo’s blustering USSR after a precisely equal generational stint from 1919 – ’91. Give Hsi a long-overdue nudge, and down he goes, taking his blasphemous “Social Credit” despotism with him. Can’t happen soon enough.

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  40. BitterC says:

    As much as I wanna believe the guy I just have 1 question/observation

    McCabe didn’t become Deputy Dog until Feb of 2016 and he brought Strzok to DC a month or 2 later.
    Byrne starts his story in 2015, but only Comey is in the Hoover Bldg at this point.
    Priestap isnt there yet either. It’s a whole different cast of characters doing Mid Year on 1/1/2016

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  41. Lionel Mandrake says:

    More theater of the absurd. The formerly “Honorable” Mr. McCabe was fired / given a criminal referral from his last job for “Lack of Candor” – the beltway’s genteel doublespeak for the word lying. His new job is to report facts and shape public opinion.

    Un-related question that needs to be asked: Does Mr. Buffet have / what is his stake in Overstock.com?

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    • Anon says:

      Berkshire has none, but does own nearly $1 billion of Amazon. So Warren has incentive to make Overstock look as dysfunctional as possible? Or to get Overstock targeted by the government?

      Soros had 10% of the company a couple years ago, but sold everything this year.

      Hard to compete against a monopoly like Amazon.

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  42. Bob says:

    A reply the FBI doesn’t conduct business that way is only accepted if the public believes it is an honorable and law abiding institution. From what we have already learned, the Byrne story is exactly how it conducts its business – lawless, rogue, politically motivated. Sadly, the FBI instead of being run by ethical law and order white hats similar to the Lone Ranger is run by people who have much in common with Mafia dons.

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  43. warspite2 says:

    This whole story and it’s presentation has the whiff of disinformation. It’s just as likely Byrne is acting on a deal to get out of a securities (or similar) jam as his being recruited for a sort of espionage. 50/50 on another football being pulled away by Lucy.

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  44. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    “The FBI doesn’t work that way,” Comey said.
    Correction: The FBI isn’t supposed to work that way.
    “That is simply not the sort of thing that the FBI does,” McCabe said.
    Correction: That is simply not the sort of thing that the FBI is supposed to do.

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  45. Midnite says:

    This story, like any good sauce will require patience and attention before it develops it’s full potential. Hopefully someday Barr and Durham will serve up a full platter of indictments that we can all feast on.

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    • Pew-Anon says:

      80 95 days and counting…

      Hope you like waiting for dinner.

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      • Midnite says:

        No, I’m as bloodthirsty as the next guy and wouldn’t mind seeing these suckers hanging from lamp posts. My comment was aimed at the Byrne accusations. The guy comes off as a little flaky and I think that takes away from his credibility in some peoples eyes. Personally I believe he’s relaying information that he thinks is true and accurate and may in the end be the straw that finally breaks the Donkey’s back….we’ll see.

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  46. Larry says:

    All this stuff reminds me of the machinations of Europe in Pre-WWII. What we are seeing here are methods and means coming to the surface. The mindset of the current Deep State is very similar to the mindset of the Deep State (in pre-WWII Europe) reacting to efforts made by some to corral Germany.

    China’s current Belt and Road policy is similar to lebenstraum.

    If you are interested in reading about this era, a couple of good books to read are:
    Spymistress by William Stevenson and
    17 Carnations by Andrew Morton

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  47. chuckyschmucky says:

    “The FBI doesn’t work that way,” Comey said.

    Right. Just remember, James Comey is also the fraud who said…

    “I have no idea what [Barr] is talking about so it’s hard for me to comment. When I hear that kind of language used, it’s concerning, because the FBI and the Department of Justice conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance. I have never thought of that as spying.”—Naked Emperor Admirer James Comey

    Nothing this corrupt con man says should ever be taken at face value.

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  48. Not “Red Sparrow” but “Meta Sparrow”

    A “Red Sparrow” is a Russian woman who is a lure for US government officials.
    A “Meta Sparrow” is a Russian woman who is a lure for US intelligence officials to use the Sparrow as an excuse to spy on other US government officials.

    I think there’s a fair chance Russia allowed Butina to enter the US because Russia wanted her as a lure, probably without her knowing.
    I ALSO think there’s a fair chance that Russia actively fed western intelligence agencies disinformation about Trump, knowing that it would reach Brennan, and thus tempting the intelligence officials into breaking the law.

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