Tom Fitton Discusses the IG Report on James Comey…

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton discusses the IG report on James Comey’s activity during the 2016 election including the motives behind the soft-coup attempt:

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215 Responses to Tom Fitton Discusses the IG Report on James Comey…

  1. JoeMeek says:

    As far as dangers to the Republic go, hurricanes and serial killers are less to be feared. The FBI is the plague.

    Liked by 24 people

  2. jus wundrin says:

    I sleep better at night knowing that they are on the job!

    …..NOT the FBLie, but Judicial Watch.

    Liked by 21 people

  3. dissonant1 says:

    Well, that was pretty straightforward. If it were not for Judicial Watch (and a few others such as Sidney Powell) we would not know that we have been living within a corrupt, two-tiered system of justice (or injustice). Because of them, we now know that we are. My question is, as per Tom Fitton, when is this going to change? I am not holding my breath but the Flynn case and the future actions of Wm. Barr will be the great indicators.

    On the overcoming corruption front, this is an uplifting piece of news:

    May God bless Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch. (And I will not forget his predecessor Larry Klayman.)

    Liked by 27 people

  4. TraderJoe says:

    Shut down the FBI. Have all apply to US Marshals department if they want a job. Cancel your subscription to cable TV and make them go bankrupt. Save our country from this tyranny.

    Liked by 10 people

  5. JoeMeek says:

    James Comey has a kindly feeling for criminals, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.

    I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, James Comey.

    Suppose you were a criminal. And suppose you were an FBI Agent. But I repeat myself.

    It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except for FBI Agents.

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    • rcogburn says:

      “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except for FBI Agents.”

      FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover refused to acknowledge organized crime existed, while organized crime bankrolled Hoover’s race track gambling, among other things. Hoover was also a master political blackmailer.

      The fish rots from the head down.

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      • It is and has always been the sick that week to control the well.

        I don’t believe that mankind will ever learn that lesson as a whole, hence my moniker.

        A very good example of not learning that lesson is the sickening and tiresome old phrase I’ve had screeched at me my entire life, which is “we have to vote for the lesser of two evils.”

        There is no such thing as a lesser of two evils, and one that votes believing that there is has just voted for more evil. Which is why we had this binary system foisted upon us by evil self-appointed “elites”.

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  6. mtk says:

    Mr. Fitton, your exclaimation that Mr Comey did this as part of a vendetta for being fired is the ONLY thing I take issue with, every thing else I am a 100% with you.

    I don’t believe Comey did it as a vendatta, since if you just look to the days leading up Comey’s being fired and over lay “What Comey was saying in the media?
    (his mea Coppola on shoulda of, woulda of done things differently just before the Election in announcing the reopening of HRC emailgate, and back tracking from them)(He did this to set the stage for the President to question his judgement and fire him)

    It is quite clear the things Comey was saying were designed to push all the right buttons to get fired, which by design would trigger the pass off to Mueller.
    So where is the vendette, if he was setting the pass off to Mueller before his firing?
    Basically, Comey was begging to get fired so to trigger the appointment of Mueller. It is quite a different take on the song and dance vendetta narrative. Incidently, this observation it is supported by umerous timelines in decision making within the DOJ at the time.

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    • mtk says:

      Like so much of 2016 election BS, the vendetta narrative just hides the conniving calculation of Comey’s part in the Obstruction Trap the FBi/DOJ/IC and Obama holders where putting place for the President to walk right smack into.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Vendetta, no.
        Appointment of Special Counsel Insurance policy was primary back up strategy to get rid of this non play along, non get along, President and his 63 million supporters. That number is likely over 80 million now.

        AG Barr do your job.

        The fact that no arrests or indictments (that we know of) have occurred yet acts as an exquisite torture to the Coup conspirators is a nice touch.


    • GB Bari says:

      I believe that Sundance also came to that conclusion early on. I’ve read about the revenge theory before but I assumed it was not regarded seriously by anyone who has done the research on the timeline of events, per the evidence made public to date.

      Liked by 8 people

    • VegGOP says:

      I agree with you, mlt.


    • Comey may very well have been pushing those buttons you mentioned, and on purpose, but at the end of the day hubris is still a little b!tch, after all…

      And “comey is the epitome of hubris.

      Liked by 1 person

    • underwhelmingposter says:

      I do not think I heard the part about vendetta. He went into the Jan 6, 2017 meeting as the Director. That was pre-firing. He was already part of the cabal.

      Liked by 1 person

      • It seems that even many here want to protect Obama, by not mentioning him and emphasizing the possibility of mere poor, vindictive character on the part of the plotters like Comey. They are taking their eye off the ball in doing so.

        To put it shortly: ‘Twas beauty killed the beast, and Obama who outlawed Trump (the man, not just as President).

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      While I agree with your disagreement, I disagree with your reasoning.

      Comey was ABSOLUTELY NOT trying to get fired to get a Special Counsel appointed.

      Jeff Sessions was recused and Comey’s Investi-COUP was going along JUST FINE AS IT WAS…..
      AND COULD BE STILL ONGOING TO THIS DAY…..with Comey at the helm.

      Trump firing him was TOTALLY UNEXPECTED and a HUGE PROBLEM.
      What if Trump appoints some DUDLEY DO RIGHT in his place??
      UH OH

      The SC appointment was necessary in order TO MOVE THE COUP OUT OF THE FBI into a “safe space”.
      And most of the co-conspirators moved over there with it.

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      • rcogburn says:

        Good point. Comey was far more valuable to the coup as FBI director, able to quarterback the whole thing from within, coordinate at the highest levels, and order up whatever resources they needed. His office was the hub. That’s why Trump fired Comey when he was a five hour flight away from that office.

        Also I don’t think they needed to sacrifice Comey to get an SC appointment. And had they locked in an indictment as they hoped, they might not have needed one at all. That would make the SC appointment another weapon in their arsenal, to be used if needed.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          I’ll add…..
          If at some point…
          they for some reason really wanted or really needed a Special Counsel….

          They didn’t need a “fired Comey” to do it.

          They could have done it ANYWAY.

          As it stands, the SC WE DID GET was appointed without a documented CRIMINAL predicate in direct contravention of 28 CFR 600 and

          who knows what additional “crimes” SECRET AGENT COMEY could have cooked up until that appointment occurred.


          • rcogburn says:

            Exactly. With sessions recused and rr in charge, a 20 year old parking ticket could trigger an SC.

            In a coup, the closer the plotters are to the target, the stronger their position. Director of the FBI has direct and private access to the president, “face time” that is hugely valuable .

            He can shut the door and personally brief the target on the Steele dossier, thereby enabling the MSM to report on it. He has personal private dinners that he can later make public. The FBI director also has direct access to to Congress and those around the President, those complicit and ignorant of the coup, so he is able to manage and coordinate the lies and manipulation as the coup unfolds. He’s also able to run defense and protect the coup as needed. Everything flows through him.

            As you say, had Comey kept his job, the investigation would have continued from within the FBI, with the director calling all shots.

            Hard to say how much more damage that snake would’ve caused had he stayed in the job.

            Firing Comey was an incredibly gutsy move on Trump’s part, and a brilliant one.

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  7. evergreen says:

    Fitton is a champ.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. LafnH20 says:

    It (“almost”) seems as if the OIG investigates and Reveals the truth….
    Bringing it out (With much fanfare) into the open for all to see…

    High Hopes!!! 👍

    Only to then pass it to the “Proper Authority – THE AG” where the crimes are apparently “Unconvincing Enough” to warrant any further review and summarily Tossed over the event horizon.


    🤔 (“ALMOST”)

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  9. CNN_sucks says:

    Comey has created landmines for PDJT regardless if Comey stays or fired. Mueller appointment if he gets fired, if stays set up spies in the WH to build a case against PDJT.

    The ultimate goal was removal. Comey should be punish for his crime.

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      To quote another poster; “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” makes one wonder if the French had their own solution to people like Comey.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Paprika says:

        Wow! I knew Democrats voted from the grave, but had no idea that Charles Dickens posted from the grave!

        Maybe he’ll write a follow up novel-” A Tale of Two Americas”


    • ann says:

      The DoJ et al disabled the transfer of power

      Yates, McCabe, Serpent Struock and associates intentionally injected false accusations and disrupted a peaceful transition.

      Lynch, the former AG egged on mob violent Resist mobs and rely on obscurantism as a legalistic tactic to skate free.

      Top Justice & Bureau commanders continuously agitate to break down a functional government and civil society.

      This horrid generation of permanent power clingers aim is to CRUSH who we are.

      Free speech versus conformity enforcement:

      change,, transparency, intellectual honesty: threaten only control that is illicit . . .

      “Sanctuary” decrees, no id voters, court decrees are a means of de facto nullification of the power and status of citizens.
      These are policy expansions that parallel Comey’s coupsters are pursuing,
      in a more limited domain: disabling the constitutional transfer of power.
      Every participant made individual choices that nullifiy representative self government

      Not naive college kids here, they have the capacity to appreciate ramifications.

      Quit the obscurist legalistic gamemplaying, ,,

      The maddened gunmen: stalking the Rep baseball practice, gruesome slaughter in Las Vegas, on and on,

      AG Barr, get them!

      Liked by 6 people

      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Nice bat speed. That one went out of the park. Dead center bullseye analysis.

        These Coupists are the ones Cicero warned us about in Roman times. He knew his black hats well.

        AG Barr, do your job……completely.

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      • Kitty-Kat says:

        The press is guilty of incitement, imo.

        Liked by 2 people

      • warrprin1 says:

        T.H.I.S. ⬆️ is what they did. It must be stopped. It must be 100% revealed to the public. “They” – each one of them – must be indicted, convicted, and punished for their crimes against this Nation’s Constitution and this Nation’s citizenry. … Thank you, Ann. Spectacular, incisive, summary in a capsule.

        Liked by 3 people

        • ann says:

          Thank you. Warprint.

          obscurantists made social science a laughingstock.

          Cannot stay silent as mincing technocrats make a sham of federal law, a far more critical domain.

          If we restrict dispute to narrow constructs, the absurdity is occluded.

          Synthesis is not academically modish or politically correct.

          But we need to cut through the exclusionist pretension and strike those bells of truth.

          Facts resonate. 🔔


  10. Cathy M. says:

    Speaking of Judicial Watch-

    (“criticize” is an understatement)

    Liked by 9 people

  11. I’m not gay or anything, but…gee, I wanna look like Tom Fitton when I grow up.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. joeknuckles says:

    I do not understand why the fired FBI director is not being universally referred to as “Jimmy the Weasel”. Come on, we can call him JTW for short if that makes it easier.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Linda K. says:

      Cardinal Jim, the weasel.

      Liked by 2 people

    • I’ve never understood why the Right hasn’t hung the title of ‘Sore Losers’ onto Hillary, the Media, and the entire ‘resistance’ group — it fits, and it would make them totally furious to have that widely recognized disparagement attached to their childish behavior.

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      • Dee says:

        Doesn’t really call them what they are, seditious, traitors also come to mind or Commie take artists. Really you can get many words to define them, but they just call us raciss and go on their merry way.


        • You aren’t getting it. The phrase “Sore Losers” explains, deflates and neuters their baseless ‘racist’ claims. It’s a phrase everybody recognizes from all the way back to childhood…and it fits them so well it will make them furious (truth hurts liberals the most). Used properly and often, it can be as dismissive and counteroffensive to Democrat smears much in the same way they use ‘conspiracy theorist’ against conservatives to nullify (legitimate) accusations against themselves.


  13. Linda K. says:

    But seriously, the FBI has problems and we should consider getting rid of them. Bill Barr, your lack of action has brought us to this solution. No more FBI or CIA. The world will be a better place. A greatly reduced Department of State and DOJ , if no heads roll here, we probably would be better off without you too.

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  14. Abby says:

    So exactly why is he not being prosecuted? …..


    • farrier105 says:

      For one thing, they keep using the wrong statutes.


    • 335blues says:

      I have heard it would be a difficult case to prosecute.
      Dunno if I believe it.
      I have also heard they are keeping their powder dry for a FISA prosecution.
      After 3 years of NOTHING I’ll believe it when I see it.


      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        This Comey Report appears to be a low probability LEAK PROSECUTION but great CONSPIRACY EVIDENCE.
        (Fitton’s righteous frustration is mainly about: conspiracy)

        Which IF (big IF) that is what they are ACTUALLY working on
        may be useful there.

        Comey is an evil weasel but not a DUMB ONE and I think he (along with his cohorts) architected this cleverly enough that it isn’t a slam dunk
        And as a STAND ALONE case could exhaust valuable resources and if lost or creatively countered…
        could harm a future conspiracy case.

        And the leak charges could actually be added back in
        because now you’ve got the solid foundation for why he LEAKED THEM.

        Or perhaps the reason they didn’t prosecute is
        because I’m just whistlin’ a Scottish tune past a graveyard.


        • MAGA Minuteman says:

          Krashman, I agree completely. Think of it from prosecutors’ perspective. They need to lay the groundwork first. Why charge with low level crime when you can charge with higher level crime eventually. As you point out, that low level crime can come into play afterwards anyways.

          Using a hunting analogy, do you take a low probability shot at your prey when it is far away and close to the woods? Or do you wait for a high probability shot as your prey walks closer to you into an open field and the wind is blowing in a favorable direction?

          In the court of public opinion, we all know what a “Queasy Weasel” Comey is. Realistically, there is no way he gets a free pass in the court of law when all is said and done. There has been too much evidence presented to the public for him to get off free and clear. Same for Clapper, Brennan and several others.

          I believe they were taking instructions from someone. All three will be held accountable. Even if you were the one who was giving them the instructions, you would realize someone needs to go down in order to restore some sort of faith in the institutions they led.

          As for the doubters, we know about Comey’s actions because there must still be some good guys in these institutions. Otherwise we would never have found out about all the offenses presented so far

          I believe from Barr’s perspective this is a huge nut to crack. I suspect he realizes these people need to be held accountable for the overall health of our republic.

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            There has been too much evidence presented to the public for him to get off free and clear.

            Excellent thoughts!
            I know alot of people are doubtful of Horowitz/Barr/Durham and for GOOD REASON.

            But after racking my brain…..I cannot see how Horowitz’s FISA abuse report is anything other than ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING.
            As you stated…..far too much has already been exposed.

            Devin Nunes first focused our attention on this a year ago with a simple memo and did this for a specific reason: the fraud is plainly there.

            For example
            If the FBI claimed Bruce Ohr and/or Kavalec as A SOURCE for either the original or the renewals.
            IT’S OVER.
            For they specifically KNEW STEELE was behind that material and they had FIRED him as source.
            They were using him anyway and trying to hide that they were.
            There is NO LEGITIMATE EXCUSE they can come up with to explain that away.
            It was done with SPECIFIC INTENT.
            And that intent leads to CONSPIRACY.

            They “handled” Ohr for a reason–backchanneling Steele—and I bet dollars to donuts that that info ended up in one or more of those renewals.
            (Nunes highlighted Ohr in his memo)

            Now do you think that Horowitz will do a whitewash on this…..


            Nunes (and others) already KNOWS what’s in it AND
            POTUS could simply DECLASSIFY IT
            thus exposing that Horowitz covered it all up?
            Sorry….I just can’t fathom Horowitz making himself a co-conspirator to a cover up when he is criminally liable for nothing at all as it is.
            Especially a cover up that would fail.


            • MAGA Minuteman says:

              I don’t think Horowitz will cover it up. Even though Tom Fitton has said IG is where problems get swept under the rug/investigations go to die, I don’t think that will be the case here. Back when the DOJ or FBI was slow walking the release of the Page/Strotz texts and said they couldn’t find them or something of that nature, Horowitz was the one who essentially said, “Oh I have those, here you go”. You wouldn’t do that if you were in cover up mode.

              There’s too much out there to sweep this attempted coup d’etat under the rug. The target of that attempt was our duly elected President, but it was also an attempt at nullifying ~63M votes. Again, too many to let it go unpunished.

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              • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

                This FISA investigation is VERY DIFFERENT from the previous ones.

                Those had “wiggle room”:
                Decisions points based on judgement and experience.
                And judgment can be affected by so many things allowing room to construct plausible explanations for behavior.

                A FISA Warrant Application Process is
                SPECIFICALLY CONSTRUCTED to remove as many of those variables that could lead to MIS-JUDGMENT.

                The FBI performs this strict process and then it’s (supposed to be) REPEATED by the DOJ via the Woods procedure.

                This decision process is then signed off by several people under penalty of perjury and presented to a JUDGE.

                JUST ONE
                It was DONE DELIBERATELY.

                And then this house of cards falls because there can be ONLY ONE reason it was done.

                “Personal Political Reasons”


    • mikeyboo says:

      At this point I actually don’t care if he is prosecuted so long as he is PUNISHED along with the other co-conspirators, including Obama and Lynch.


  15. ann says:

    Unbelievable this rabid pack were/are running our National Security!

    Alert watchers in the international community must have played these pieces of crap like FOOLS.

    They are so dirty, but are free to behave like a pack of jackets without fear of punishment. On a GLOBAL stage.
    Clinton operatives strongarming foreign nations for their fraudulent foundation; ruinous to our prestige.

    I cringe thinking about how other nations perceive our country, The damage is incalculable.

    Been a JW member since I was old enough to vote, best investment I’ve made.

    God bless you, Tom for your valour and passionate love of our country. 🇺🇸🦅🏛

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  16. John G Doty says:

    I can feel the anguish in Fitton’s voice. He knows, we all know, that this is treason and nothing visible is being done about it. I have never seen anyone hanged for treason in my lifetime, but treason must be punished and I see no other way. If this coup is not put down, publicly and forcefully, the plotters will just keep at it until they succeed. It must be called out for what it is and the plotters must be indicted and tried for treason. If found guilty, they must be hanged. Folks, this is not a television show where you can just change the channel. This is as real as it gets.

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  17. Credentials says:

    Here’s my question and it sure as hell seems pertinent to this discussion

    What exactly were Comey’s credentials to gain access to the Chief Law Office of the Land for Investigations? How does someone sit on the Board of HSBC while supposedly laundering money for that bank obtain this position?

    What does the process of hiring look like to to lead the premier LEO agency in the land? I mean spare me the rank and file BS…..

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  18. joan p calhoun says:

    None dare call it treason.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Linda K. says:

    Now, would Congress be the ones to dismantle the FBI, or is that the responsibility of DOJ? If Barr does not want to bring individual indictments, perhaps he should restructure Justice. How did Holder corrupt it so fast?


    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      You can bet your sweet Aunt Panny’s fanny that Congress would NOT allow dismantling of the FBI without a HUGE FIGHT

      The “FBI” was not created by Congress but by the AG at DOJ in the early 1900s.
      (So it was an Executive Branch creation) and Congress DID NOT object.
      So in other words, it was with their tacit approval.
      An approval that in the last 100+ years if NOT expressly given….has been given by any number of precedents (funding and oversight to name a couple.)

      Oh…..and……The DOJ WAS created by Congress so while the FBI might not be their offspring….it sure is an adopted step-child.

      Finally if anyone ATTEMPTED to dismantle it…….

      These wimps can’t pass a simple immigration law……
      you think they could stomach the full on assault they would get if they sat idly by as a President dismantled “the Premier Law Enforcement Agency in the World”?

      So unless Barr is going to PROSECUTE an FBI conspiracy involving literally 100s of FBI agents and offices……..exposing that the ROT has completely compromised the structure
      (Which of course he will not)
      thoughts of the FBI being dismantled……
      and furthermore

      are a complete and utter pipe dream
      and that pipe is filled with a sweet and sticky bud
      (at least that’s what I heard it called back in the day)


  20. farrier105 says:

    Replay where Tom Fitton uses the verb “RETAIN” to describe what Comey did with the memos, then read the copy of 18 USC 1924 below. I defy any lawyer to tell me Comey was not guilty of illegal retention of classified documents concerning foreign relations and national security punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine.

    18 U.S. Code § 1924.Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material

    (a)Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both.

    (b)For purposes of this section, the provision of documents and materials to the Congress shall not constitute an offense under subsection (a).

    (c)In this section, the term “classified information of the United States” means information originated, owned, or possessed by the United States Government concerning the national defense or foreign relations of the United States that has been determined pursuant to law or Executive order to require protection against unauthorized disclosure in the interests of national security.

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  21. Pa Hermit says:

    I keep hearing that AG Barr is a good man, maybe so, but tainted so far as to not be able to do his job effectively. The time for investigation ( or posturing if you will) has long passed and is now time for the rubber to meet the road! All roads are leading to action of the judicial side! I’m really bothered by the lack of whistle blowers here! POTUS is blazing a trail of love of country, where are these patriots that CAN FOLLOW?

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  22. RJ says:

    Yawn, more yawning…wake me when someone, anyone–even a janitor, gets “perp walked:” as a result of Obama and Hilllary’s hatred for Trump and the actions they took actively and passively to cripple his presidency.

    Act One was getting me fired up! Act Two has made me feel discouraged relative to justice being served. Act Three (which we are now watching) seems to be where we just watch the rats running around while “legal beagle clowns” chase them and mumble to the audience (that would be us, the citizens) over and over again “ain’t it awful” what these people have done!

    Will I ever trust my government again? That is the question being played out…

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    • Zippy says:

      “Will I ever trust my government again?”

      There was copious evidence long before this latest fiasco that you should not when major political topics are involved.

      Liked by 2 people

  23. OnlyInAmerica says:

    I’m not so sure that AG Barr is a good guy as Mr Fitton states. Fitton however is a good guy, Godspeed to him and JW.

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  24. Doug Amos says:

    For some reason, President Trump, with his military school education, keeps giving these criminals more rope. He knows Barr is a Bush appointee, that his wife is pals with Mueller’s wife’s, that his options were limited. With no alternative, he must do this alone; timing and deception are crucial if his plan is to succeed. Sticking with President Trump.

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  25. WHBates says:

    It’s hard to be anything but depressed about the entire situation, I guess I had hope that AG Barr was going to at least try to get to the bottom of the entire matter and attempt to restore our faith in the organizations within the Federal government the nation relies on to keep us functioning as a free nation. It sure doesn’t look like he’s getting to the bottom of anything, just a continual coverup.


  26. islandpalmtrees says:

    Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch have revealed more information than the IG, FBI and DOJ put together, to include Barr.

    We all know by know, that all of this information (Hillary Clinton email, etc.) are setting in the NSA Database, yet none of it has been revealed.

    What has Barr and the DOJ done to declassify documents, nothing?

    Unending corruption from the FBI and DOJ, from top to bottom.

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    • Zippy says:

      Don’t be such a pessimist… I mean realist based upon evidence. Prosecutions are “just around the corner ™.”

      I happened to accidentally see a bit of Hannity last night since the DVR had been set to record Tucker for the first time in a long time and that was the tuned channel when I turned on the TV and he had a panel of three actual investigative journalists plus Hannity going over the same stuff they’ve been going over for a YEAR, probably wondering out loud why no one is in jail yet after I tuned elsewhere. It’s getting REALLY old… and pretty OBVIOUS.

      If you’re waiting with hope for the FISA violations stuff, I’ve previously posted here an excerpt from a 2013 article showing that when the NSA egregiously violated FISC rules in THREE separate ways with a bazillion violations within each of those instances the only fix required of the NSA by FISC was a change to their procedures. Not even a slap on the wrist…

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        Well it’s nice to meet another pessimist… I mean realist. After awhile you begin to learn their modus-operandi. Every time the FBI and DOJ commit a criminal act they scream National Security and hide all the files.

        During a court hearing on February 23, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted Judicial Watch’s motion for discovery into whether the State Department and Clinton deliberately thwarted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for six years.

        The DOJ deliberately thwarted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for six years! Not a few days, not a few weeks, not a few months not one or two years, six years.

        In a Memorandum and Order issued today, Judge Sullivan found that “Judicial Watch raises significant questions in its Motion for Discovery about whether the State Department processed documents in good faith in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request. Judicial Watch is therefore entitled to limited discovery.” Judge Sullivan also questions, citing Supreme Court precedent, whether the State Department and Mrs. Clinton “purposefully routed…document[s] out of agency possession in order to circumvent a FOIA request.”

        Does anyone think, the rank and file are not involved. They have shown their willingness to leak but not a word about this – Not a few days, not a few weeks, not a few months not one or two years, six years.

        Just for the record, I know we are talking about the State Department, but they are represented by the DOJ.

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        • Amy2 says:

          Well, according to you guys, there’s no reason for JW to even be in business? What is the point of them getting all this information if as you say, no one will be held accountable? Come on, there’s a little hope in there somewhere, or Mr. Fitton’s comments wouldn’t hit your radar.

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          • mikeyboo says:

            I agree Amy,pessimism leads to inertia. We have no right to sink into pessimism while Fitton, Sekulow and others continue to battle. Pessimism/inertia is an indulgence we cannot afford.

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            • islandpalmtrees says:

              Just for the record. And, I support JW, too.

              The definition of pessimist:
              A pessimist is often viewed as a negative person, but in reality this isn’t the case. Most people confuse pessimism with fatalism which is the root of this misconception. By definition a pessimistic person is usually a skeptic or doubter, someone who needs proof before they jump on board. Whenever they hear something new, they are the first to scrutinize it before they will accept it. Can be frustrating to some (especially optimists), but often they are the ones that facilitate the level of quality and change. Investigators and scientific people often represent this group.


            • farrier105 says:

              If pessimism leads to inertia, what does “Enjoy the Show,” “Trust the Plan (which none of us have seen)”, “Trust Sessions,” and “Trust Whitaker” bring on? Complacency. Those slogans are ideal for triggering complacency which really helps when a group desperately needs to BUY TIME. No one gets concerned as time moves along and no progress is being shown, only more reasons for delay.

              We have people coming in here posting theories that they practically tell us are to generate “optimism” as “Treepers” should be “optimistic” at all times. All that is being done here is the following:

              1. Realism is being redefined as “Pessimism” which absolutely MUST cause “Inertia.”
              2. Complacency is being redefined as “Optimism.” Complacency is what breeds inertia. If you know that something terrible will result if something is not corrected, most people will continue the effort to find someway to affect positive change since they see danger. In this case, the danger is the loss of the country. You actually found your own contradiction by wondering why pessimists bother coming in here. You don’t understand this since the “pessimism” should be making them “inert.” You concede at once that they are not inflicted with “inertia.”

              I always wonder why those who “Trust the Plan” keep coming in here, since they JUST KNOW everything will turn out just the way they want it to turn out. If all we have to do is just “be patient,” Trust (Insert SOMETHING),” and “Enjoy the Show,” why are YOU here?

              Just because I have done a realistic appraisal of this situation, based on research into past incidents involving individuals presently involved in our present crisis, does not mean I MUST fall into inertia. As soon as something is discovered, I spread it far and wide on Twitter to those with bigger audiences thanas mine. I never stop trying just because I don’t “Trust the Plan.”


  27. Tom Fitton and the tireless Patriots of Judicial Watch are some of the few people calling out truth to power. Who knows where we’d be without the massive amount of work they’ve been doing? Certainly a lot less light shown on the evil doings of the Hag, Comey, the Demon Rats and all their minions.
    Tom’s good looks are a bonus and not to be scorned. He is a perfect spokesman for the cause of government transparency and accountability and I’m sure he attracts a lot more listeners than the ugly ducks of the opposition.
    God bless Judicial Watch and donate whenever you can. They are the real deal and one of the only groups who is actually working to help our President Trump.

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  28. Mike in a Truck says:

    What’s the big deal what Fitton wears? He could wear a loin cloth and as long he goes after these criminals it’s fine by me. Clothes don’t make the man- they give the illusion of what a man wants you to think he is.A chimpanzee in a $2000.00 suit is still a chimpanzee.

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    • Amy2 says:

      And a good lawyer in a too small polo is still a good lawyer. Tarzan got a lot done in a loin cloth. I am already seeing the possibilities!
      Awfully thinned skinned today some of you guys. Now you know what it feels like to be a gal! “I don’t care what she wears…” Yeah right.

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  29. Midnite says:

    Like most of you on here I have my doubts about AG Barr because I don’t see him being more proactive on these cases, but I have to remind myself that what he’s actually done so far is telling.

    He allowed Mueller to finish his report and rather than keep it confidential, as he was permitted to do by law, he instead released it in it’s entirety. This seemingly innocuous step simultaneously achieved three important goals, first it deprived the MSM of the opportunity to speculate on what was in the report, second it exposed to the entire country just how corrupt the SC and his investigation was and third it clearly showed that not only was the President NOT GUILTY of any crime, but that the MSM had been lying to the country for the last two years.

    Being a personal friend of Bob Mueller and knowing him as well as he did and also knowing full well that Mueller wasn’t aware of what was in his own report, he didn’t stop him from appearing before Congress. What he did do was explicitly confine Mueller to the four corners of his report and make him and his team own the whole damn thing.

    He also appointed John Durham to look into the origination of the investigation into the President and this too is indicative of his demeanor. He didn’t choose some swamp creature or partisan hack to lead this charge, no he picked a guy with a solid background and a proven track record in ferreting out corrupt government officials.

    When he was blocked by the FBI, CIA and other departmental heads he went directly to the President and specifically asked for the authority to unilaterally declassify information and to pass that same information on to others. This would by necessity include both Grand Juries and Durham’s team if they are to do their jobs. Remember when he said that after taking office instead of finding the answers to his questions, he had more questions than answers? He also said that the answers he was getting didn’t hold together…meaning someone was lying.

    Yeah, we can call him a swamp creature, but until proven otherwise I prefer to think of him as a guy whose been here before and knows how this game is played in the DC swamp. I think he’s playing his own version of the game and ignoring the political BS swirling around him…let’s see what else he does before throwing him out with the rest of the garbage.

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    • DJ says:

      It’s all just for show. Barr will protect the institutions and hence the people behind the illegal activity.

      There have been firings, whitewashed IG reports (more to come), letters of reprimand, etc. But there will be no indictments or prosecutions. Because it would “reflect poorly” on the institutions.

      And because the “deep state” is far deeper and broader than most folks can comprehend.

      We haven’t had a functioning-as-designed federal government in this country in decades and won’t have going forward either. It is simply the nature of the beast. And it is why they have fought so hard against PDJT. But he is one-of-a-kind and whether it is in two years or six, he will eventually be out of office. And that is no where near enough time to “drain the swamp”. And because he is one-of-a-kind, there will be no one to pick up where he left off. In another generation, elections will no longer matter and will be only for show appearances.

      Am I just a super pessimistic Eeyore? I hope so, I hope I’m wrong.

      Please, AG Barr, prove me wrong.

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      • Zippy says:

        “because the “deep state” is far deeper and broader than most folks can comprehend”

        I’ve stated here before a common sense definition of it: all of the pols, bureaucrats, and lobbyists at every level of government who would resist the elimination of their job or reduction of their influence or power even if it was in the best interests of the country. What would you guess that would be? 80 – 90%?

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      • Zippy says:

        Stated in the video, since Barr was assigned, “Operationally, the Justice Department hasn’t changed one iota in terms of transparency.”

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  30. litenmaus says:

    09.05.19 PDJT tweet – “Absolutely nothing is more important than going back & getting to the bottom of the origins of the investigation. We had an administration using America’s Spying Apparatus to spy on a political opponent at the height of a presidential election. Those are all known, undisputed…

    “Absolutely nothing is more important”

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      We all know, it started with Obama. But, proving it is another matter. We can’t seem to get the specific NSA a records released. Remember when Nunes came across PDB’s that tipped him off. Obama’s administration had been spying on the Trump campaign from the very beginning. Yet, none of the records have been declassified by Barr or the FBI and DOJ. They are hiding their guilt. It’s just that simple.

      This all comes down to President Trump. When he has had enough – the records proving Obama’s involvement will be released.

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      • litenmaus says:

        island, it is a small detail, but we do not know for a fact that records have not been declassified.

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      • DJ says:

        While I don’t think it is a problem for PDJT, Obama will be protected, because “First Black President”.

        Why do you think BO and his admin went to such great lengths to rekindle and foster negative race relations? You want to see St. Louis, Baltimore, Chicago, LA, etc burn? Just indict BO.

        BO was making sure that he can’t be attacked when out of office w/o very negative consequences. He was building a self defense network.

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        • Sharon says:

          Well, I admit I was scan-reading this thread….and suddenly tripped and slowed a bit in the middle of your comment.

          “You want to see St. Louis, Baltimore, Chicago, LA, etc burn?”

          I will not answer that without thoughtful consideration.

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    • MAGA Minuteman says:

      When you hold all the cards, you have the luxury of playing those cards at the time and place of your choosing. In this case our VSGPDJT holds all the cards and will play them at the most opportune time for maximum political effect. Why would he play them any sooner? He is a real estate genius, a marketing genius and an entertainment genius. His has impeccable instincts and an impeccable sense of timing. He is uniquely qualified to get this done.

      The following expression comes to mind, “when you take a shot at the king, you better not miss”. The deep state took a shot at our VSGPDJT (and us) and missed.

      Similarly, when attempting to right the ship and clean out those in the deep state working against our republic, you better have your ducks in a row and not miss. If you are sitting in the White House, holding all the cards, you wait until the timing is right and all (ALL) the ducks are in a row.

      More popcorn please!!!

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  31. Donzo says:

    Also worth considering is why we have an OIG that at great cost investigates and reports on overwhelmingly clear violations of laws if the superiors in the DOJ refuse to prosecute. I guess it’s like the old saying, “ if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it’s NOT a duck!”

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    • dottygal says:

      Exactly! Not only are we taxpayers paying for the OIG, think how much time and money is wasted on the hearings the Congress sits through. People like Comey and Clinton (and Blasey Ford) perjure themselves, write books, make tons of money and they are let off Scott free. Where and what is the DOJ doing?

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Trying to help —

      My understanding is that the OIG reports are filtered, effectively told what not to reveal to the public, by both the DOJ and FBI before the reports are released.

      The DOJ could have good reasons for not prosecuting, but over time this defense has become weak, from overuse and from the lack of results.


  32. dottygal says:

    I’ve been so frustrated too. People keep telling me to be patient, they’ll (the coup-sters) be prosecuted for FISA abuse. I’ve been patient ever since I read Greg Jarrett’s book, “The Russia Hoax”. I read it 1 year ago! He had everything figured out (obviously) before I read it, why does it take Horowitz years to uncover this crap?! And, then here it is in black and white and Barr decides not to do anything?! Besides all the s*** Comey, Stzrok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, et al did behind the scenes they lied to congress under oath. Right there they should get 5 years in prison for perjury! Unbelievable.

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  33. leighdiaz3973 says:

    Quick questions – might have been addressed but
    wouldn’t the record on the FBI computer be considered government record and therefore available to FOIA? Even if we cannot get to Comey’s memos though those would define what was presented to keep this entire operation moving forward.
    Why isn’t the word entrapment used when speaking of Comey’s visits and General Flynn’s?
    to me that is what these efforts were- leading with information, and questions to get a statement or in the case of these folks a statement that can be taken out of context/misquoted?

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  34. Batman says:

    We pause at 40,000 ft to watch the players arrange their pieces for the coming ground battle in the courts. Now in view below, Trillions and trillions of dollars shifting sides! Many more dollars are given up by our enemies attempting to hold on to the untenable positions they now occupy. Behold the multitude of damaging strikes they feel daily. Remember where you came from 2 years ago and then continue to fight together. Those who want to divide us are the enemy. If you are one of the dividers and did not start that way, remember who you are and rejoin the fight on God’s side. Not your own. Okay back to business on the ground. I’ve got your six down here.


  35. islandpalmtrees says:

    Maybe I have been to hard on Barr as we struggle with Judicial Watch to gain clarity?

    I recently came across this article from Gateway. It talks to another spy called Sater being revealed. But, then I realized, just how many people did Sate spy and lie about in order to help the Deep Sate.

    Listen to the description of the awards ceremony for Sater.

    A few weeks before Schiff’s announcement on Sater, far Left Buzzfeed released another bogus report stating President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen was following President Trump’s orders to lie about an unsupported story on Russia.

    Mueller’s team in an attempt to prevent a leak investigation into it’s operations came out 24 hours later and said the story was false.

    Now we know that the entire junk report was provided to Buzzfeed by Clinton and Mueller lackey, Felix Sater.

    Update today – more evidence proving Sater is a Deep State spy ==>>
    An incredible string of tweets by @MonsieurAmerica shows without a doubt that Sater is a Deep State spy. The most damning piece of evidence in a more than 100 tweet thread is a video from Sater’s rabbi where he claims to have been at a presentation where Sater was given an award by the Deep State intelligence agencies. Sater may have used this to prove to one of his contacts that he had connections to the Deep State –


  36. TwoLaine says:

    Laura Ingraham and Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, Jason Chaffetz and Mollie Hemmingway react to the DOJ IG report on former FBI Director James Comey’s role in the Russia investigation.


  37. curator55 says:

    Some of the earliest comments here about Tom’s attire etc. were likely written by trolls intending to discredit CTH’s website and downplay Tom’s articulate excoriation of Comey or by some that are so disillusioned by the lack of indictments against Coup members and other disappointments, they frustratingly lash out anyone in their path with fatuous irrelevancies. I suspect Tom and the JW crew know that their efforts are greatly appreciated by millions. Being bombarded with inane criticisms is unavoidable in today’s world of instant communication.

    I believe the DOJ can still prosecute Comey later regarding any or some of Tom’s legitimate concerns. The DOJ is either waiting to file all charges at the same time or not to file any at all. Meanwhile, the reputations of the DOJ and the FBI are still significantly damaged without a major repair.

    Whenever I watch a well done series or show that highlights the best aspects of the FBI, like “Mindhunter” based on the “true crime book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” I can’t avoid being depressed as I think about today’s FBI under the leadership of stonewaller Wray. It will take much more than Wray’s deflective “bias training” solution and legal obfuscations to eradicate the vast political corruption in the FBI that metastasized inside the Bureau without treatment during the Comey years and likely earlier,


  38. Thomas Minnehan says:

    Somewhat OT but related: a good summary of the Flynn prosecution corruption and malfeasance:


  39. Whenever I see Comey I fondly recall the day that Comey misjudged the electorate and helped hand the election to Trump. He thought he could open and quickly close the Clinton email investigation to clear the record of that pesky Weiner laptop, like, wiping it with a cloth. Being an insulated snob, Comey never figured that the electorate would vote against Hillary because we were so tired of all their crap.

    Comey knows he screwed up. Every day he wakes up and remembers his role in electing VSGPDJT. Then over his morning coffee he dwells on how Horowitz and Durham are smudging his page in the history books. These will be his waking thoughts every day for the rest of his life. We win. Comey loses.


  40. farrier105 says:

    Something happened to some posts about a comment I made about “MR. TRUMP declaring bankruptcy.” A reply to it declared that Trump never did declare bankruptcy. Actually, he did. I produced the proof and posted it, but cannot find it on this thread where WordPress says it was placed.

    This denial of Trump’s being fallible in any way is a concern. If he never makes a mistake, that includes with personnel, which sets up circular arguments based on the assumption that he could not have made a mistake hiring someone. There has to be some kind of “plan” afoot. No, it could just be a mistake. Trump makes them from time to time as do we all.


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