Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell Return to Court – Powell Confirms Rosenstein Authorized Targeting of Flynn Jr. for Leverage…

Today Michael Flynn and his attorney Sidney Powell returned to federal court for a status hearing before Judge Emmet Sullivan.  Generally status hearings are uneventful; however, this hearing falls on the heels of an explosive filing by Flynn’s defense outlining allegations of serious prosecutorial misconduct; and claims the DOJ is withholding Brady material.

Before getting into the heart of the proceedings, here is Ms. Sidney Powell appearing on Fox News to discuss the events today.  In this interview Ms. Powell confirms something we have previously presented; Rod Rosenstein authorized Robert Mueller to target Michael Flynn Jr. in order to provide leverage for a Flynn guilty plea.

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Hat Tip Techno-Fog:  The DOJ prosecutor, Brandon Van Grack, has not filed a response to the Flynn defense motion. However, both sides argued some of the specifics today in court.

For scheduling: a date of Sept. 24th, 2019, was set by Judge Sullivan for the written DOJ response to Flynn’s accusations of Brady violations.  Thereafter the defense rebuttal to the DOJ response is due by October 15th; and then a hearing date of October 31st is scheduled for Sullivan to question both teams centered around the filings.  A tentative sentencing date was scheduled for December 18th, 2019, as a matter of formal proceeding.

 

Tone – Judge Sullivan appeared to be open to the defense presentations and established  during his statements that the plea agreement was between Flynn and the DOJ, and did not bind his court.  Therefore Sullivan’s prior order on Brady discovery supersedes any agreement between the defense and prosecution:

Thus the court establishes, despite the plea agreement, the DOJ is still responsible for delivering exculpatory Brady evidence that is relevant to the purpose of court proceedings; including material that should be considered for sentencing.

After hearing from Ms. Powell discussing Brady material showing Michael Flynn did not commit any FARA (lobbying) violation, Judge Sullivan gave an example of how the court considered Brady value around evidence of the FARA violation, or lack thereof.

In prior proceedings (December 2018) the DOJ implied benefit within the plea deal because Mr. Flynn was not charged with lobbying (FARA) violations.

The absence of legal responsibility would be considered a benefit to the defendant by the court.  However, if the actual evidence does not support the existence of a FARA violation then the court would be mistakenly considering a benefit within the plea.   Ms. Powell confirmed the example.

The bottom line is Judge Sullivan is open to reviewing all the exculpatory evidence that is required by his standing Brady order.  This is helpful to Flynn’s defense because it puts the DOJ on notice they must provide a fulsome picture of the Flynn case to both the defendant and the court.

Ms. Powell then highlighted some of the particular concerns surrounding missing Brady evidence.  Example: the DOJ sat on Page/Strzok texts for months in violation of the Court’s discovery order:

Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack then countered Ms. Powell by saying the DOJ “notified the defendant – that such communications existed”

But notice the DOJ doesn’t say they made the texts available to Flynn prior to his plea agreement November 30th 2017, only that they informed him “communications existed”.

Then after Flynn signed the plea agreement; and after the Page/Strzok texts were public; at the second Flynn sentencing hearing (Dec 2018); there were “texts provided that were not available to the public.”

That’s a rather stunning admission, because the DOJ is admitting the special counsel hid text messages from within the batches that were released to the public.  The special counsel later showed those ‘exculpatory‘ text messages to Flynn’s defense knowing they held a Brady value, and knowing the defense would be unable to make them public.

Considering these hidden text messages pertain to evidence of Flynn’s innocence, we can only imagine what those text messages are.

Moving on….

Additionally Ms. Powell highlighted two more documents the DOJ-NSD (Jessie Liu again) refuses to produce:

1) This is new….  A “Russian agent” exoneration memo dated 1/30/17 that apparently originated from inside the DOJ.

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2) A DOJ memo clearing Flynn of Logan Act on 2/8/17. (Remember, the “Logan Act” was said by Sally Yates to be a big part of the reason for the FBI to interview Flynn.)

Then Ms. Powell went on to discuss the issues surrounding the missing notes from FBI Agent Joseph Pientka, and the original FD-302 written by Pientka.  The DOJ says they don’t have it.

Judge Sullivan asked Ms. Powell if she was going to withdraw the guilty plea based on the direction she was going.  Ms. Powell said no, and pointed to the possibility of dismissal based on wrongful prosecution; and a case that would never have been brought if all the evidence was visible.

It will be interesting to see the official response from the DOJ to all of the claims and accusations.

The official DOJ response will is due in two weeks, 9/24/19 by high-noon.

It’s worth noting according to Mark Meadows the Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz has interviewed FBI Agent Joe Pientka extensively; prior attempts by congress to gain testimony from Pientka were blocked by the FBI and Rod Rosenstein.

FBI Agent Joseph Pientka was never interviewed by the joint House judiciary and oversight committees (Goodlatte and Gowdy). The reason, as explained by Meadows, was simple; Pientka was on Weissmann and Mueller’s special counsel team. Congress was not allowed to interfere in the Mueller probe. In hindsight this looks like Weissmann, Mueller & Rosenstein strategically using the investigation as a shield from sunlight.

The Flynn interview took place on January 24, 2017. The Pientka report was written Jan 24th, 2017. The wording was then deliberated by the small group, approved by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and entered into the record on February 15th, 2017.

Here’s the report:

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The original authorization for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller was May 17th, 2017.  However, the released Mueller and Weissmann report showed there were two additional scope memos authorizing specific targeting of the Mueller probe.  The first scope memo was August 2nd, 2017, OUTLINED HERE, and is an important part of the puzzle that helps explain the corrupt original purpose of the special counsel.

The second scope memo was issued by Rod Rosenstein to Robert Mueller on October 20th, 2017.  The transparent intent of the second scope memo was to provide Weissmann and Mueller with ammunition and authority to investigate specific targets, for specific purposes.  One of those targets was General Michael Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr.

As you review the highlighted portion below, found on pages 12 and 13 of the Weissmann report, read slowly and fully absorb the intent; the corruption is blood-boiling:

This second scope memo allowed Weissmann and Mueller to target tangentially related persons and entities bringing in Michael Cohen, Richard Gates, Roger Stone and Michael Flynn Jr.  Additionally and strategically (you’ll see why), this memo established the authority to pursue “jointly undertaken activity“.

The four identified targets within the original July 2016 investigation, “Operation Crossfire Hurricane”, were George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and Carter Page. (See HPSCI report):

General Flynn was under investigation from the outset in mid-2016. The fraudulent FBI counterintelligence operation, established by CIA Director John Brennan, had Flynn as one of the early targets when Brennan handed the originating electronic communication “EC” to FBI Director James Comey.

The investigation of General Flynn never stopped throughout 2016 and led to the second investigative issue of his phone call with Russian Ambassador Kislyak in December 2016:

Back to the Page #12 October 20th Scope Memo:

The first redaction listed under “personal privacy” has not been revealed. However, The second related redaction is a specific person, Michael Flynn Jr.

In combination with the October timing, the addition of Flynn Jr to the target list relates to the ongoing 2016/2017 investigation of his father, General Michael Flynn, for: (1) possible conspiracy with a foreign government; (2) unregistered lobbying; (3) materially false statements and omissions on 2017 FARA documents; and (4) lying to the FBI.

This October 20th, 2017, request from Weissmann and Mueller aligns with the time-frame were special counsel team lawyers Brandon L. Van Grack and Zainab N. Ahmad were prosecuting Michael Flynn and attempting to force him into a guilty plea

Getting Rosenstein to authorize adding Mike Flynn Jr. to the target list (scope memo) meant the special counsel could threaten General Flynn with the indictment of his son as a co-conspirator tied to the Turkish lobbying issue (which they did) if he doesn’t agree to a plea. Remember: “jointly undertaken activity“.

The October 20th, 2017, expanded scope memo authorized Mueller to start demanding records, phones, electronic devices and other evidence from Mike Flynn Jr, and provided the leverage Weissmann wanted.  After all, Mike Flynn Jr. had a four month old baby. 

The amount of twisted pressure from this corrupt team of prosecutors is sickening.  A month later, General Flynn was signing a plea agreement:

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474 Responses to Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell Return to Court – Powell Confirms Rosenstein Authorized Targeting of Flynn Jr. for Leverage…

  1. JoeMeek says:

    “Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell Return to Court – Powell Confirms Rosenstein Authorized Targeting of Flynn Jr. for Leverage…”

    “Nice son you have there, General. It would be a shame if anything happened to him”.
    – Mafia Capo Rosenstein

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    • ezpz2 says:

      Pretty much says it.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Yeah, but I wouldn’t put it past them (DOJ) to now charge Flynn for perjury / false attestation when he swore he was entering a plea under no threat or coercion

        … which was patently false:

        “… Rosenstein Authorized Targeting of Flynn Jr. for Leverage…

        /s … (I hope)

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        • ezpz2 says:

          To paraphrase Sec of State Pompeo, nothing from this DOJ would surprise me.

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        • Esperanza says:

          I’m not up with the details of US law, but in France that would be nul and void. If you are signing something under duress then by definition it’s null and void.

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        • Raptors2020 says:

          Believe it or not, they’re trying to keep the Flynn circus going past the 2020 election. Notice how often Democrats blurt out Flynn (to this day) as evidence of Russian collusion. Their other go-to trope is Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower: Mueller never even tried to talk to her.

          They’re also using the McCarthy tactic of exaggeration, big numbers: Steve Cohen (the KFC Congressman) said this week there were 150 contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Wow, that # keeps getting bigger and bigger!

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          • RJ says:

            Meanwhile Hillary gets another truck load shipment of her favorite wine, her clothing designer has set a date for the winter wardrobe, and her physical therapist has a new plan for winter walking in the woods all mapped out.

            Hillary keeps on smiling and laughing…go figure!

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            Are you sure, at this point, that Mueller talked to anyone? I think the more accurate statement is WEISSMANN never talked to anyone.
            BTW, I would bet Cluck the Wonder Chicken would count every ring of a phone or every spoken word as a Russian contact. Personally, I would think that there would be way more psychiatric visits by Mr. Greasy Fingers than there ever were Russian contacts!

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        • ladypenquin says:

          I believe there are remedies to aid in this situation – extorting a plea under duress. It also makes the plea invalid when misconduct and malfeasance is demonstrated by the prosecutors.

          People will sign anything when their families are threatened – the Court takes that into account. The real perjury exposed was that committed by the DOJ, FBI, and Mueller’s Special Counsel team. They signed legal documents as True without Falsehood.

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      • Bill Durham says:

        Here is the bigger issue:
        The FBI cleared Flynn of being a Russian agent and of fara violation in JANUARY. In FEBRUARY, Trump asked Comey to go easy on Flynn. If the FBI already cleared Flynn in JANUARY, then why didn’t Comey tell Trump at their FEBRUARY meeting? How could they start an obstruction case against Trump if they already cleared Flynn? How could Trump obstruct the Flynn case, if Flynn was already cleared by the FBI? The entire obstruction case was a fraud. The FBI already cleared Flynn and they never told Trump. Mueller would know both the collision and obstruction investigation s were bogus.

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        • ezpz2 says:

          I believe your questions are mostly rhetorical. They are excellent questions and you make great points – for a just world.

          Sadly, we have a buncha corruptocrats in all branches of our government, and they’re rarely, if ever, held accountable like the rest of us would if we committed even a tiny fraction of the dirty deeds they did.

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        • FanGirl says:

          He doesn’t know where he left his car. Either he is senile or he’s faking senility.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Absolutely amazing and brilliant:

          Sidney is pulling THE lynchpin on both the Comey-era investigation AND the Special Counsel’s office with one yank.

          I especially liked
          “Isn’t lying to the President a violation of 18 USC 1001?”

          Oh……
          and the way she told Sean to take his Tick Tock Target Clock and put it back in his toy chest.

          I love this woman

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        • budklatsch says:

          Sidney for AG or at least FBI Director

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        • budklatsch says:

          Sidney for AG or at least FBI Director

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          • ezpz2 says:

            You can say that again. 😉

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          • Dutchman says:

            McConnell would NEVER instruct the Senate to confirm. However, AFTER 2020, foe PDJT to say “Well, I don’t WANT to, but I am going to HAVE to clean up this mess personally.
            Therefore, Mr. Barr, Mr. Wray, thank you for your service, your fired. I will NOT be asking the,Senate to confirm their replacements, nor will I be appointing “actings” from among the many fine, upstanding upper echelons of the FBI and DOJ.
            As the chief law enforcement officer, I will be taking charge, personally, of the DOJ, and FBI.
            I will, however be appointing Sidney Powell as Councellor to the Potus, and David Clark as well.
            (NOT ‘Senate confirmable’ positions, in other words).
            Were he to do this, he could clean house, fairly quickly.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          I suspect President Trump saw the evidence and already knew General Flynn was cleared. Due to legal entanglements and possibly classification of information, the President could not discuss this “new” information.

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        • Chewbarkah says:

          “… then why didn’t Comey tell Trump at their FEBRUARY meeting?”
          Because if Comey spilled the truth to POTUS. the OSC couldn’t coerce a guilty plea and “cooperation” out of Flynn.

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            POTUS: “I hope you can see your way through to let this Flynn thing go”

            COMEY: “Don’t worry Mr. President, the DOJ ALREADY DID”

            The conversation as it should have happened.

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            • Pedro Morales says:

              Bingo for you and Bill!!!
              This is an easy point that the public can understand without getting into the weeds with us Treepers. The FBI already cleared Flynn of being a russian asset, logan violations,fara violations, and lying to Pienka. So Trump could have never obstructed the Flynn case because Flynn was cleared a month earlier. And firing Comey was justified because he withheld this info from the President when he inquired about it. Comey usually has a “plausible deniability” excuse for most of actions. This is very different. He was creating an obstruction case against the President even though they cleared Flynn earlier.

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              • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

                Sidney Powell made an interesting comment at the end of the interview I had never even considered before:

                “Isn’t lying to the President a violation of 18 USC 1001?”

                As President I suppose he is indeed:
                A FEDERAL AGENT

                And I “suppose” even more……
                because Sidney Powell SAID SO.

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    • topavalley says:

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    • Bill Thomas says:

      Judge Rudy Contreras is in this up to his eyeballs. He took Flynn’s plea and then recused himself. Was he the judge who authorized the FISA warrant against Michael Flynn?

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      • OSP says:

        I think he is a FISC judge, so it is possible.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Yes he is. He slithered out of sight when it became known he was friends with Strok. Just one more onvios creature in the swamp.

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      • He’s buddies with Strzock too.. This whole thing stinks. Even a rookie cop knows the importance of Brady material. They hammer it in training. This is will fun conduct on the DOJ that should have very serious consequences.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          I wonder how many defense attys are beginning to take a re-look at their client’s
          ‘guilty’ verdicts in Federal Courts – maybe contemplating demanding a retrial based on the information in “Licensed to Lie” as well as what Ms. Powell has surfaced in the Flynn case.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        “He took Flynn’s plea and then recused himself.”

        He WAS recused. Not self-imposed.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        Contreras should be censured at the very least. Weissmann should be Nifonged for very similar crimes. Jessie Liu (funny be WordPress changed Liu to Lie!) should be given the same sentence she was trying to get for Flynn.
        God bless Sidney Powell! God bless Donald J. Trump! And God bless the USA!

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  2. TreeperInTraining says:

    A wrongful prosecution determination in this situation would be a YUGE positive.

    There are alot of batterred Trump voters out there…still trying to stay the course although nobody has been indicted for this coup attempt.

    Malicious prosecution isn’t an indictment…but it would sure go a long way in healing a few wounds. Imho.

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    • Republicanvet91 says:

      Malicious prosecution would show plenty in the DOJ, FBI and Mulear’s crowd intended to target Flynn and Trump using any means necessary.

      This isn’t just Van Quack’s prosecution. It took several people acting maliciously to get Flynn to plea.

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      • Kintbury says:

        Surely they could be all charged with conspiracy to commit fraud on the court. I hope that makes sense as I haven’t stayed at a Holiday Inn in years.

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          Why not charge them with OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE? Their intent was to keep justice from being served. I’m ready for the coup conspirators to receive the justice they deserve. While he is not completely innocent, I would love to see Weissmann put in Manafort’s cell and for all other prisoners at Rivers to be told that Weissmann played a big role in their convictions. Wonder if he would change? I doubt it seriously. That leopard will keep his corrupt spots!!

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    • Aintree says:

      T in Training–“There are a lot of battered Trump voters out there…still trying to stay the course although nobody has been indicted for this coup attempt.”

      I understand the sentiment but even if the DOJ does fail to indict anyone what course would they then follow? Biden, Sanders, Warren….or give up? It is still possible A/G Barr and Durham will deliver justice to some of the Coup organizers or to the FISA Court fraudsters etc. but if it doesn’t happen this term P Trump deserves another 4 years to drain more of the swamp.

      P Trump never said the draining would be quick and easy or that the drain wouldn’t be clogged up on occasion by the remaining corrupt and he did not give a timeline to flush out the swamp. But he did say “It’s a complicated business,” as his first sentence during his election victory speech.

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      • Donna Bryson says:

        There have been nothing but roadblocks and traps they have set for Trump because they did not want to be exposed for the lying scum they are and exposed as to what they have done to destroy our national credibility and justice departments. This is nothing more than a furtherance of their agenda to destroy America, trying to get around Trump and creating those minions that will thwart and harass anyone and everyone that stands for what is right and just, to destroy property and lives in the process! They think nothing of harming another individual or group of individuals, they are murderers as has been proven over and over again, and their bull dogs are in place to take down anyone that tries to stop them. This is not going to be an easy task when the group of bears is waiting at the top of the mountain to destroy you for coming after them!

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    • swimeasy says:

      I’m also hoping that Judge Sullivan this time also refers Weissman et al for disbarment in the short term. Clearly a pattern of misconduct has been established as laid out by Sydney Powell.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I’ve been thinking/hoping that, on thid case, from early on. My only thought is that maybe he didn’t to it with the Stevens case, because he knew it would go nowhere.
        The referal for ethics training eas a sick joke. Weisman should have been disbarred years ago. They have acted with impunity, as if they knew they were untouchable.

        Remember;
        “Mueller is an HONORABLE man, and his investigation should be allowed to continue.”
        Sen.Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
        Speaker Paul Ryan
        Sen.Lindsey Graham
        Sen Chuck Grassley
        REMEMBER where the orders came from, to whitewash MYE, to start Crossfire Hurricane, and to appoint Mueller.
        Rosenstien wasn’t advising the gang of eight that he was appointing mueller, he was reporting to them ‘mission accomplished’ a progress report on carrying out THEIR instructions.

        And the reason the perpetrators continue to act with impunity, is because they know they are under the protection of Mitch and the Cabal.

        Which means no one can touch them.

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        • Raghn Crow says:

          “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
          And Brutus is an honourable man.
          You all did see that on the Lupercal
          I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
          Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
          Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
          And, sure, he is an honourable man.”
          We’re today drowning in these treacherous “honorable men” and I look forward to the election next year when President Trump can ring out an updated version of Mark Antony’s speech.

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        • Redzone says:

          Dutch – well said.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          “Mueller is an HONORABLE REPUBLICAN man

          Fixed it for you.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Well, not really. The whole point is their is no meaning to ‘Republican’ or ‘Democrat’ in the halls of Congress.
            They have taken shakespeare a little too literally, ” all the worlds a,stage, and we merely players”.
            They get their scripts, they go out in front of the aidience, play their roles, stabbing each other with swords, then go back stage and toast each others performance.
            “Well played, Horatio! We fooled the idiots yet again, with that performance. And Lindsey, WOW, that little speech guaranteed your reelection, …brilliant! You ALMOST had me BELIEVING it.

            Had a hard time keeping a straight face, when you said the bit about “if you people ever get in power”, ..LOL!
            WE ‘people’, ..YOU people, its all the same, and we are ALWAYS in power, LOL.”

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              I know.

              “Republican” was not my label…..
              it was ” the players’ ” label.

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              • Dutchman says:

                RepubliCAN, what the party started out as; Amazing, really.
                A bunch of evangelical patriots, who found slavery abhorent.

                Being evangelicals, they SPREAD the word. In a mere 4 years, they had their Candidate elected POTUS.
                And this in a time when a letter could take,weeks to get from one part of the country to another! No I-net, or phones.

                Barely had,telegraph! THATS,what I call RepubliCAN, and apply to PDJT, Nunes etc.

                RepubliCON, or what Sundance calls the Decepticons, some call Rinos, GOPe, or R face of the,Uniparty.
                Pond scum suckers, Con artists, liars cheats thieves, globalist elitists, ,..yeah, LOTS of labels,…

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        • Peppurr says:

          Maybe, but, if these four that you listed, didn’t get an eyeful and earful of Mueller’s demented performance at the hearing, then they are worse than I thought. sigh

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          Mueller may be an honorable man. It was clear from his testimony that he had NO CLUE what “his” Special Counsel was doing. He was the Sgt. Schultz of that little crew!

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          • Dutchman says:

            That was my FIRST impression, when viewing the Mueller testimony.
            My second; thecreason for,all the delays was NOT due to reticence on Muellers part, it was REHEARSING.
            It was largely an ACT. One of the ‘tells’ is WHAT questions he seems clueless on, and what questions he seems very clued in on, to simply avoid answering.

            He was NOT an “Honorable man”. MAYBE he served ‘honorably’ in the military, I have no way of knowing.
            Congressman Ghomerts op ed tells youcall you nedd to know about herr mueller.
            Sure, Weismann ran the show, his area of expertise,was prosecutorial misconduct.
            But I don’t think Mueller didn’t know what was going on.

            He was in on setting up the 2012 MOU, which led to FBI contractors getting access to the NSA database.
            And, Comey was his PROTEGE and good friend. THAT right there tells you all you nedd to know about Muellers “honor”.

            He was helping to cover up the political spying operation that HE set up.

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    • Joann Woodward says:

      If this did take place, which seems exclusively, the only just option, with General Michael Flynn returning to being a free citizen who never justly has been responsible for any crime, legally can this provide him constitutional based freedom to inform the United States government and intelligence all the authentic truth, annihilating the lies the government, intelligence, and the complying puppet – the mainstream media imposed upon citizens regarding the “credibility” of so many critical geopolitical decisions and actions the United States is responsible for, killing life and culture and infrastructure of so many African (particularly Libya) and middle eastern nations, while sweeping the truth under the rug? I am certain that General Michael Flynn is very aware of authentic truth regarding these atrocities, and knows where the legal intelligence and documentation is located that comprehensively supports what truth he knows. This would be huge, if it is possible, finally facilitating the appropriate justice and associated indictments we all have been waiting for!

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      • Dutchman says:

        Yes, I believe so. If Sydney is succesful in this effort, with no plea agreement of gag, Flynn will be free to talk.
        Sidney alluded to their is a lot more here, that she can’t talk about,…YET.

        Charges dismissed with prejudice, perhaps referals THIS time for disbarrment, and the mueller report is pretty much totally discredited, especially as both Flynn and Sidney can then talk freely.

        Theoretically, PDJT COULD then appoint Gen. Flynn as his National Security Advisor, to replace John Bolton, since its not a Senate confirm position.
        THAT would be hilarious!

        Seriously, Oct. is going to be an interesting month, with a potentially explosive Halloween; Brexit or no, and Gen Flynn exoneration or no?

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    • Redzone says:

      It would be a huge deal! It would help call more widespread attention to the fact that there are no valid “Russian” prosecutions by the Special Counsel.

      Manafort and Cohen had nothing to do with Russia. The Concord Management Russian Troll Farm case is dissentegrating, simply because they showed up for trial in a case with no evidence.

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      • RJ says:

        It is really just a simple question one needs to ask: Who would the Russians have wanted to win that election: Clinton or Trump? My educated guess would be Hillary.
        Next question to ask: Did Hillary think the Russians would have wanted her to win? My answer would be yes. Final question: Did Hillary think the Russians would help her win?
        My answer a resounding yes!

        Hillary is, and has been a dirty babe for most of her life! As to the word babe…my mistake, old eyes at play here.

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  3. Dekester says:

    Sidney Powell was excellent in this interview.
    Her facial expressions were dynamite and her verbal responses to Hannity indicate an extreme confidence in he position.
    Me thinks a few folks in the D.O.J, and Swamp are more than a little nervous after watching this.

    God bless PDJT

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    • underwhelmingposter says:

      Hannity asked about “over the target” I believe three times. Ms. Powell did not take the bait. Although she hinted more would be coming. And it would be serious stuff. He did almost let her talk. But Ms. Powell was not going to say anything that would jeopardize her representation of Flynn.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I broke my rule, not to watch Hannity, but how could I not? Sidney Powell AND Judge Jeanine, are you KIDDING me?
        Hannity was an annoying fly, buzzing around in the background. But WHAT is up with the lame producer, showing old footage of Gen. Flynn, when he has these two ladies, LIVE.

        I guess we really can blame SOME of Hannity’s stupidity on his director/producer, after all. Ain’t no cure for STUPID.

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      • hoghead says:

        Reading some of the anger at Hannity downthread, I thought he would be awful in the video. He is never good at an interview, but he wasn’t as bad here as he was with Ms. Powell on his radio show of 9/10; that had me screeching at my poor, innocent radio.

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  4. JoeMeek says:

    Is there no end to the criminal corruption of the DOJ and FBI? It’s like a bottomless pit.

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  5. Publius2016 says:

    DOJ should withdraw charges from everyone…Manafort and Stone included!

    45 truly deserves a second and third term because what these Globalist Communists (yes actually registered Communists!!!) have done is subvert our Constitution and way of life with lies lies lies…terror terror terror…Deep State needs to slither back under the rocks in the shadows…

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    • litlbit2 says:

      I pray going forward President Trump can locate a real American to be AG!

      If Barr is it nobody involved will live long enough to be threatened by this corrupt DOJ

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      • Questioning says:

        How about Sidney? Qualified.

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        • Raghn Crow says:

          Sidney Powell as AG. Wow, wow — WOW! A perfect thought! May it be so!

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          • Beau Geste says:

            Yes, Sidney Powell would be tremendous choice. She has already written “The Book” about DunJ/FBI corruption, and could enforce “by the book” behavior so desired by the coup plotters.

            General Flynn would make a good addition as Inspector General, to replace horowitzz, who cannot find any bias for hillary, or prejudice against PDJT anywhere in the DunJ/FBI.

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              or prejudice against PDJT anywhere in the DunJ/FBI.

              Actually that is exactly what he found in the Comey Leak report.

              “Comey’s own, personal conception of what was necessary (leaking government material) was not an appropriate basis for ignoring the policies and agreements governing the
              use of FBI records, ”

              Comey leaked them for personal, political reasons and not any reason supported by policies, rules or law.
              And he leaked them to get a Special Counsel appointed.

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        • litlbit2 says:

          I think she would be great. Seems we always get another swamp puppet hoping for different results. The picking pool is corrupted. Unbelievable how President Trump made it through the maze and was able to fill his cabinet with amazing Americans yet the AG is greatly lacking.

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    • Publius,
      “Deep State needs to slither back under the rocks in the shadows…”

      I respectfully disagree. Deep State needs to be crushed under the rock from which it slithered its way out and then pour a ton of concrete over it just to make sure that it can never raise its head again.

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  6. Rhoda R says:

    Poor Gen Flynn. The judge keeps pushing his decisions further and further into the future.

    Liked by 7 people

    • TreeperInTraining says:

      Right, Rhoda?

      It’s rather strange.

      I want to be extremely hopeful in a dismissal based on wrongful or malicious prosecution…but this Judge has been a letdown everytime. Definitely PartSwamper, imho.

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    • PS says:

      My observation is that the DOJ & Courts are pushing everything into the 2020 election season. The collective hope is that President Trump is defeated, and the Deep State can go back to Situation Normal. Right now, we have Epstein’s Blackmail exposure on the horizon, NXIVM in the courts, and the Democrat Pres Hopeful circus falling apart. Brexit will happen, which will lead to a new US/British trade bloc… US energy independence, China Trade being crushed, Borders being locked up… it’s going to be a fine next 6 months for conservatives if we tune out the Chattering Class TV & Radio.

      The best scenario is that the Russia story falls apart around March 2020, and we have 6 months of an Obama Failed Coup drumbeat as the public drives Democrats out of office, solidifying a Republican majority in the House and Senate. Even I won’t get my hopes up high enough for that.

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      • Dutchman says:

        ps,
        And PDJT may well have one or two aces up his sleeve, kinda positive Oct. Surprises up his sleeve, as well.

        I think if we tune out the Chattering classes, and let go of our own expectations, we can sit back and enjoy the ride.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        I perceive some of the delay is due to the hydra nature of the deep state animal with heads at multiple levels of government, both here and in UK/Europe. Durham must have discovered one lead after another.
        Assembling a prosecution of these snakes must be done with extreme care.

        Spilling out during the 20′ election season would be a huge bonus. Any Dem nominee will be in a defensive position either explaining or condemning their own parties actor’s conduct and crimes.
        It’s perfect.

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      • geoffgo says:

        Before we worry about PDJT losing in 2020, we need to stop ;laughing at the candidates
        the [D}s are promoting. I cannot figure how, even with rampant voter fraud, the Dems have the slightest chance of winning with the current field.

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      • NO they aren’t…What Sidney has done is shine a light up the ASSES of the DOJ and FBI and they are about to get a very painful rectal-craniotomy that is going to take out most of the FBI/DOJ hierarchy. Which Gen Flynn will do when he is exonerated!!!

        October is THE PERFECT MONTH to do this and this will cause the democrats a lot of consternation because November is ONE YEAR to the next election and ALL of the dems marbles are rolling around on the floor and PDJT is stepping on them!!!!!!!!!!

        NOTE: It takes a lot of TIME to set up a counter-punch to what Ms. Powell has done and that is why I said October. The Dems aren’t the brightest light bulbs in the box and whatever they come up with, PDJT will swat it down!!!

        Besides, I like Sidney Powell to clean the clock of those malcontents in the FBI/DOJ!!! Just sayin’!!!!!!!!

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        Situation Normal? I vote SNAFU!

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    • Newhere says:

      I hear you — but his approach on Sidney’s Brady/misconduct motion is about as aggressive in Flynn’s favor as it possibly could be.

      The judge quickly moved her motion to the front of the line, prior to a decision on her security clearance (it’s appropriate to decide issues first that would make other issues moot — but these days you can never count on a judge to get it right); he clarified that (1) his Brady order supersedes the plea agreement and (2) the plea deal doesn’t render irrelevant exculpatory evidence related to other, non-charged crimes; and he set a a fairly swift briefing schedule — 2 weeks for govt reply, 2 weeks for Sidney rebuttal, then 2 weeks to hearing. Then hopefully a prompt decision. It would be very unusual to move much faster than that; you have to let the sides submit their pleadings.

      By all indicators, Judge Sullivan is doing the right thing. The time on this one is unavoidable, and so far doesn’t appear to involve delays.

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      • cboldt says:

        The time between now and Oct 31 is much longer than the usual pre-trial motion/response/reply/hearing schedule. 7 weeks total in this particular instance. Granted, the typical schedule is made with a trial date looming on the near horizon.
        Appellate procedure gives 10 days for response, 7 for reply, and forever for the court to take oral argument and decide.
        My point is only that Sullivan is giving a leisurely schedule here – can’t call it a delay because he could order months between moves if he wanted to.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Newhere,
        Your assessment appears right on. The schedule of reply and rebuttal, then argument, with sentencing in Dec, indicates the Brady issues will be front and center quickly. That October hearing could be incendiary.

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  7. John says:

    What’s the chance Donald Trump Junior is going to be behind redaction #1? Didn’t Flynn testify in favor of a gov’t employee that had an issue with McCabe. Shouldn’t that have been taken in consideration by the special counsel and Judge when McCabe worked on the 302 for Flynn. Looks like a conflict of interest to me.

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  8. calbear84 says:

    Sidney Powell is doing truly important work. I hope she gets this travesty of a case dismissed. There are plenty of folks guilty of real crimes who still need to face justice.

    Liked by 18 people

    • JoeMeek says:

      Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
      It’s gonna take a Superwoman to get Justice back on it’s feet

      Liked by 10 people

    • Reloader says:

      I, uh … kinda hope she has talked with Eric Prince. But our great President has probably already advised her regarding competent, comprehensive personal security.

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    • J Gottfred says:

      Calbear, as I am sure you know she use to be a federal prosecutor. After she gets the Flynn matter resolved, maybe she can become one again and clean up the mess in the DOJ/FBI by putting these yahoos in jail.

      J Gottfred Aka Calbear80….

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      If dismissed (I’m not holding my breath), can Flynn sue ?

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      • neal s says:

        Here in the USA practically anyone can sue anyone for anything. The real questions is if Flynn could win. Even if the present case against Flynn is dismissed, the judges ruling as to why the case is dismissed would be a huge factor in determining if Flynn could win any future suit.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Yes, unfortunately he can’t sue the Prosecutors, only the Fed government. A law MUCH in need of revision, by CONgress indemnifies Prosecutors against being sued for wrongful prosecutions, and currently makes NO distinction between honest mistakes and prosecutorial misconduct.

        This is the semi truck sized loophole that has allowed Weismann, Mueller and a whole cabal of Federal Prosecutors to game the system with impunity, for years.

        It would be an easy legislative fix, theoretically. But as always, leads us right back to the deepest, dankest part of the swamp;
        CON gress,…

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        • calbear84 says:

          Thanks Dutch. I was wondering about that. Sounds like Weismann et al are “licensed to lie”.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Yeah, he has a triple-0 rating. Agenr 000, cause he’s worthless on appeal, in fact he has NO Appeal,…very UN appealing, and only useful for,short time cases, he is a dangerous think; a very intelligent idiot.
            Lots of brains, no smarts or scruples. Such people are capable of doing a lot of harm.
            For him, giving him a law licence, is like giving a loaded machine pistol to a child.

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  9. livefreeordieguy says:

    “In hindsight this looks like Weissmann, Mueller & Rosenstein strategically using the investigation as a shield from sunlight.”

    That investigation was used as a shield from sunlight in about a thousand different ways… If not for the Barr appointment, it would be still be ‘shielding’ — and casting aspersions and doubt upon the president — right through the 2020 election. AG Barr truncated the farce, but still needs to step up to holding the perpetrators accountable… Still waiting, Bill.

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    • JoeMeek says:

      Dear AG William Barr,

      Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperilled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

      – Justice Brandeis, Olimstead v. United States 277 U.S. 438 (1928)

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        Nicely done, Joe… A great and highly relevant post. Thanks.

        Liked by 5 people

        • Rhoda R says:

          I’d like to add something to Justice Brandis’s statement above: Public Officials should be held to a higher standard and face stiffer penalties when they abuse their positions.

          Liked by 7 people

          • TrumpPatriot says:

            I agree. A public official, especially a government attorney who withholds exculpatory evidence, or solicits false testimony should be jailed. No ifs or buts. Automatic jail time.
            The prosecutor in the Duke “rape” case was responsible for egregious harm to innocent young men, purposely. Justice on the side of most prosecutors is now just politics and about winning. Another notch in the belt, another case closed for stats. There is no fear of ramifications for misbehavior.

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  10. George 1 says:

    The traitors are just infuriating. The worst part for me is that the majority of people I interact with are not aware of most of this stuff, if they are aware of any of it at all.

    Liked by 15 people

    • livefreeordieguy says:

      It’s not surprising, George… Those folks are bombarded by misinformation all day, every day. As irritating as their ignorance is, it is innocent in my view. People have lives to lead, jobs to do, and bills to pay — and they were raised to believe that if they watched the news at 6:00 and 11:00, read the newspaper, paid their taxes and voted, they were informed citizens in good standing — doing their civic duty…. And it was that basic belief that the Liberal Left has seized on and corrupted.

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    • Kintbury says:

      Talk about unaware. I was with a group and someone mentioned Sanford running and how much they did not like President Trump. I sarcastically asked them if he was running on character. They said the would be better on the deficit. Can you imagine someone actually believing that the 535 members of Congress would actually let a President get in the way of them wildly spending the money and enriching themselves along the way. Now that is unaware for you.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Bet the farm they get their info from the Fake News!

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  11. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Like I posted about this on another thread, Sidney’s demeanor and facial expressions during this interview……pure nuclear-reactor-grade stuff…..there towards the end of the interview when Sean asked her about pressure placed on Flynn, and she says she can’t discuss that….Jeanine understands her immediately and says, “ooooooh, there’s more to it”…

    I’ve rewound and watched that segment ten times.

    DAMN.

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      If there is a God, Sidney crushes Weissmann and Mueller, General Flynn walks without a single spec of legal dirt, and President Trump has a field day with the result and finds a way to help Flynn land on his feet.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Reloader says:

        And General Michael Flynn is once again appointed the President’s National Security Advisor!

        Liked by 19 people

        • technoaesthete says:

          My thought exactly!

          Liked by 5 people

        • Greg1 says:

          That would be absolutely right and just. But the pitiful thing is that the media would be able to twist this so effectively in favor of their narrative that President Trump and all around him are corrupt that it would do far more harm than good.

          The media knows full well they can lie or twist everything to their advantage, and if/when they get caught they can essentially get away with it by ignoring it, or doing a half hearted correction. What matters to them is that the smear gets out first, to as many people as possible. The “correction” buried deeeeeeeeeep in the newspaper, or taking five seconds of airtime on tv NEVER gets the exposure that the lie got.

          “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on it’s shoes.”

          This is by their design.

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            the media would be able to twist this so effectively in favor of their narrative

            Not a chance if the the judge dismisses with prejudice due to prosecutorial misconduct….

            he will do this by completely dressing down the prosecutors publicly

            And you can make bank that Trump will be tweeting Sullivan’s words verbatim….
            and they will not be kind.

            The media will not be able to twist this narrative on the complete reversal
            of the first scalp they got.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Livefree,
        May it be so.

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  12. jx says:

    This is Barr’s DOJ that is continuing the coverup for these corrupt bastards.

    Liked by 7 people

    • livefreeordieguy says:

      Yes, jx… That is the single biggest worry that keeps me up at night.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jx,
      Correction. Now this is President Trump’s DOJ. His AG is now no longer recused (unlike Sessions) or pretend-helpless (again unlike Sessions).

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      • Dutchman says:

        O, it is still McConnells DOJ, and FBI as well.
        WHERE do you think the coup originated?
        Not the PREDICATE, the coup. WHO first said ‘lets do this, to make sure DJT doesn’t win, and if he does that we can drive him out of office by threatening to impeach him for obstruction?

        BRENNAN, COMEY, CLAPPER? Give me a break! Obama, Hillary? Not without an assurance that the Republicans, McConnell and Ryan, were fully on board.

        Who assured that Hillaries and Obamas many transgressions got a pass?
        Benghazi, IRS, etc.
        REPUBLICONS gave them a pass, every time.

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        • Raghn Crow says:

          Thanks for this crucial point — everyone needs to absorb it, it is so central to this mess.

          Liked by 1 person

        • wcmcgirt says:

          Dutchman, this is as concise a description of the whole mess as I’ve seen here! On a blog that is always packed with relevant information, this post shows everyone why we fight the Uniparty and why it’s important to fight this fight now.

          I salute you, Sir!

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          • Dutchman says:

            Thank you. This sight gets 100,000 ‘hits’ a day. We, lurkers and posters alike, need to spread the word.
            Bring more people in, to learn what we know. If your not good with verbal skills, print copies of articles from the archives, and hand them out.
            Pick the kind of articles that would have grabbed your attention, and reeled you in.

            We really need to build up the # of people who understand what is really happening, with PDJT on trade, on the swamp and on how it all fits together.

            THIS is something we CAN do.

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            • Julian says:

              If this is true that it is Mitch McConnell that is the problem for Trump, who is the MAGA Primary challenger Trump has endorsed in the 2020 Kentucky Republican Senate Primary to get rid of McConnell?

              Who has Trump endorsed to fix his problem with McConnell?

              I see Elizabeth Warren burning bridges in the Democrat party and endorsing Primary challengers to “DINO” incumbents, who has Trump endorsed to further his agenda and remove roadblocks like McConnell?

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              • Dutchman says:

                Mitch McConell is ine of a small group that have absolute control over Congress, some R’s, some D’s. They have control over Congress, have created and control the Administrative state, Judiciary, Intelligence through the SSIC, and have weoponised same to exert their control.

                They are vile, vindivative and intent on subverting our Constitutional Republic,…but they ain’t STUPID.

                They have their own ‘line of succession’; and consistently unite to defend themselves.

                Should one fall to a primary challenger, or ill health, they have one waiting in the wings to ‘step up’.

                And they aren’t simply “the problem for Trump”, they are THE problem for US.
                There are far too few ‘lifelong Republican voters’ and for that matter ‘lifelong’ Democrat voters who have now #walkedaway, who full understand what is really going on.

                Few understand Maganomics, or understand that what PDJT is doing on TRADE is WHY he is experiencing such unrelenting resistance.
                Or, understand any of the details of the soft coup.

                Therefore, PDJT can not come out publically, in a war with the Senate Majority leader of ‘his own party’, in the runup to reelection.

                But WE can.

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        • Dutchman,
          While I agree with you 100%, we have to place the right ownership where it belongs. We are obfuscating and looking for excuses when we try to paint President Trump as a victim, something that President Trump doesn’t do. I am sure he has reasons for putting AG Barr where he is, but let us be honest – he could have nominated someone who would have been fearless in going after the swamp –> force the senate to reject that person –> let American people see the true uniparty operating in the swamp. But he did not take that route and I suspect he is waiting for his 2020 victory.

          I suspect post his 2020 victory, there will be no respite to the swamp dwellers. But until then, let us not make excuses for him and paint him a victim. I do not think President Trump would appreciate we making excuses on his behalf.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Certainly did NOT intend to paint PDJT as a ‘victim’, and appreciate you pointing out that some may misinterpret my post as doing so.
            I was simply trying to illuminate that blaming him for his nominees is short sighted, as it fails to recognise how D.C. works.

            Sure, he could do as you suggest, but it comes at a political cost. By my perception, he has done PLENTY to gradually wake up the masses and expose the,Uniparty for what it is, and how it operates.
            As his life and his families future are on the line,,I don’t gainsay or,second guess his decisions, on picking his battles, or his,strategy in winning them.

            And yes, I expect we will see many changes going forward, thruout the campaign, and after reelection.
            He will gain a LOT of Political capital with reelection, and like any capital, its of no use, unless you spend it.

            Most POTUS second terms are,all about ‘legacy’; he has no need to concern himself with that, and go full bore on his agenda.
            The phrase “You ain’t seen NOTHING yet!” comes to mind.

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          • littleanniefannie says:

            President Trump could have nominated anyone but it would have been pointless without support. John Ratcliffe was unquestionably the most qualified possible candidate for ODNI but the two headed monster (Burr-Warner) was undoubtedly too worried of what he might discover. That, in a nutshell, is the swamp. Criminal, horrible, unconscientable, illegal, immoral, self-righteous, self-serving, self-absorbed, … I have run out of positive descriptors for the RepubliCONs and CorruptoCRATs.

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    • old white guy says:

      The more I read on this the more the corruption screams at me from the pages.

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    • We the people know says:

      I don’t know…seems more like the corrupt bastards are starting to twist in the wind and it’s glorious.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      You mean the coverup that’s completely unraveling on it’s own under Barr’s DOJ?

      All he needs to do is get out of the way….
      And focus on the more juicy one that’s coming: the FISA

      I am more convinced then ever that this will be where it happens.

      What allows inaction in all the previous investigations is the ability of conspirators to chalk up their behavior to “judgement calls” made by professionals based on available facts, experience, and the circumstances at the time.
      In other words:
      “While what I did do may have been technically wrong,
      my INTENT was not criminal. I had to make a judgement call”

      Just enough wiggle room for their BS to keep them from indictment.

      The FISA situation is completely different.
      The FISA process is SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED to eliminate shooting from the hip “judgement calls”.
      And it’s REDUNDANCY is SPECIFICALLY there to make sure UNCERTAINTY doesn’t slip through.
      And this process
      (unlike investigative decisions in the MYE, Comey leak or even McCabe)
      ENDS WITH SWEARING UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY BEFORE A JUDGE
      WHO MUST APPROVE IT.

      The point is…..if there is even one…
      JUST ONE
      instance that the FBI put PROVABLY FALSE information in there….
      It’s because THEY MEANT TO.

      THERE IS NO OTHER REASON.

      They will NOT be able to explain it away.

      And I think Devin Nunes “told” us a year ago that that is what is EXACTLY there.
      PROVABLE LIES
      He went through the hell of writing ONE MEMO
      and it was about THIS.

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  13. So, I guess we can anticipate another mass shooting around September 24…

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Only if the Democrats run true to form. Either a mass shooting or an Antifa protest. Funny how the CorruptoCRATs can get one of those on demand. I realize the Muslims envision those 72 virgins when they die for “the cause”. What do the Antifa and Soros-paid thugs get?

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  14. MaineCoon says:

    The Great Sidney Powell is still Great.

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  15. Deplorable Canuck says:

    I have to tell ya Hanity gets harder and harder to listen to. Let Powell speak. She is the expert. Hanity drives me nuts with his interruptions!

    Liked by 10 people

    • livefreeordieguy says:

      Yeah, yeah… When there are, maybe, four people in the high-end media that are on your side, whining about and nitpicking their shortcomings is probably not the way to go. Just a thought.

      Liked by 3 people

      • sundance says:

        It’s not nitpicking…. it’s an honest criticism of a significant issue.

        Sean Hannity is unwatchable for anyone who is interested in the substantive issues outlined by the people who appear on his show. It has been a problem for a long time, and it continues to get worse.

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        • Deplorable Canuck says:

          Thank you Sundance.

          Liked by 2 people

        • livefreeordieguy says:

          I get and share the annoyance and criticism of Hannity. I’ve said the same many times right here on CTH, Sundance. I’m not saying it isn’t honest criticism, and I agree it has gotten worse.

          However, I simply look across the board at the media who are influencing the masses — the voters — and I don’t think Hannity is anywhere near a “significant issue” in the big scheme of things. I would rather have a host who features the people and the point of view that he has every night — even if he steps on them and showboats too much — than 99% of the media who are actively working against us — and shaping public opinion. I get tired of the whining about him.

          I think you are falling into the ‘perfect is the enemy of the good’ trap. Hannity is not perfect, far from it. He needs an intervention and some self-awareness. But he wants what we want and he is mostly putting what we want — front and center — five nights a week in front of millions of very likely voters.

          I wish he would do better, but I’m mostly grateful for what he does and I’m not going to trash him.

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          • Dutchman says:

            livefreeordie;
            Particular given whats at stake, we should eat THIS sandwich, cause it only has 1/2 as much dog crap, as most of the others out there?

            I’m afraid that argument doesn’t cut it.

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            • Redzone says:

              livefree- The tone of your response to Deplorable Canuck is what prompted the follow up responses. No reason to attack allies like you suggest about Hannity.

              Your follow up explanation on Hannity was much more productive and in keeping with CTH precedent.

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              • livefreeordieguy says:

                You are 100% right, Redzone. I’m sorry about that. The response was snarky. After plowing through Sundance’s post and the video, I was focused on the details of Sidney’s situation with Flynn and grateful that Hannity gave her a same-day forum to discuss things. I guess I was a raw nerve to criticism of Hannity’s style (and weary of reading about it so often here) and hit ‘send’ on a post with a bad tone. Thank you for pointing it out.

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            • livefreeordieguy says:

              The DoJ, FBI, Congress and others tried to frame a sitting president as a traitor… Nobody has kept the story of corruption in the public eye more than Hannity… He has been relentless… Yes, also annoying, but where else do you see Solomon, Carter and countless others hammering away every single night when the media would normally move on after a news cycle or two? Hannity is not a ‘dog crap’ sandwich, Dutch. Or half a one. We’ll have to agree to disagree. If the corrupt people are held accountable in this case, nobody in high-profile media will have done more to keep the story alive.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Great, agreeing to disagree is a very valuable coarse of action, and one I join you in, and commend you for!

                You made good, logical cogent arguments, rebutting my post (quite effectively I might add) and despite my being derogatory to Hannity, you did NOT fall into the “Jane, you ignorant slut”, so kudos.

                Everyone take note, we can have DIFFERENT viewpoints, and yet retain decorum and mutual respect.
                You certainly have mine, sir or madam, for this post, and for being a great treeper!
                THANK YOU

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                • livefreeordieguy says:

                  Right back at you, Dutch… I am a big fan of your posts, respect your views and agree with you on most issues… And I think you can see, SH wears me out too… I just try to stay focused on the non-dog-crap half! And the “Jane, you ignorant slut” line made my day… Thanks!

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                • Dutchman says:

                  We should NEVER use the phrase “Jane, you ignorant slut!”, here at the treehouse.
                  If we DID have any women of,….er ‘questionable morals’,…here at the treehouse, they would be extremely intelligent, errudite, er,…women of questionable morals,…can I throw a “not that theres anything wrong with that!” in there, ..or a bridge to far?
                  Howabouta /s, and an LOL?

                  Yeah, we’re good.

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          • wcmcgirt says:

            Perhaps someone should insist that Hannity watch ten randomly selected interviews that he’s done with guests and point out to him every time he interrupts the flow of information.

            As a side note, he likely has a producer “living” in his ear, forcing him to interrupt the guest. After all, Fox has gone left like the others. But yes, Hannity is almost unwatchable for any length of time.

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          • Deplorable Canuck says:

            I agree with many of your points but constructive criticism is not trashing. I watch him regardless because he is one of the few in the Media willing to defend General Flynn and the President. But is is still annoying at times! He could be so much more effective at what he does and when you have a guest like Sidney Powell, well, she needs all the respect he can muster.

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            • livefreeordieguy says:

              My apologies on that initial post, Deplorable… It was snarky and you are right — constructive criticism is not trashing. Redzone correctly pointed out my bad tone. I fired the post off too quickly without policing my own tone. I admit to being a raw nerve to the amount of criticism Hannity gets here and elsewhere because, despite his annoying tendencies (that I agree seem to be getting worse), I think the service he provides attacking the ‘destroy-Trump media’ (as he says) and defending President Trump and others more than most (as you say) far outweigh his annoying style. But, no matter… there’s no call for my tone. Sorry about that.

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        • Marygrace Powers says:

          Hannity is impervious to constructive criticism/EXACTLY.

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        • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

          +1,000. As effective as he is in informing the public, he would do a much better service if he would allow important guests to speak and not seek out a rump shining (Am I over target? Am? I Am I?)

          BTW, did you know his Mom was a prison guard?

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          • Rynn69 says:

            Don’t forget that he washed dishes, painted houses, is a martial artist, and has personally been to the border many times.

            Liked by 2 people

          • bentley1blog says:

            As an example, When Mark Levin has a guest on his show he will ask a question of his guest then sit back and listen to what is being said. When the guest completes their thoughts Levin then chimes in with pertinent questions regarding the topic at hand. Smooth as silk and very interesting. Hope I spelled his name correctly.

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        • snailmailtrucker says:

          Bullshat…
          livefreeordieguy is 100% right !

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        • Rynn69 says:

          Here, here.

          Perhaps Maria Bartiromo or Mark Levin could help Hannity out with a couple of primers. To start with, “How to ask questions without interrupting” and “The focus is the guest, not you.”

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        • Newhere says:

          Hannity also blew right past Sidney suggesting that the IC may have had surveillance on Gen. Flynn not just since he associated with PDJT, but since he left DIA. Not a surprising suggestion to us readers at CTH …. but a very significant one that I doubt she’d make lightly.

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        • cboldt says:

          His misinformed enthusiasm, his prejudgement of the line of inquiry and outcome, those are substantially damaging to the cause of educating the public. His program is a source of misinformation.
          No referring to what Sidney had to say, but Hannity puts words in all of his guests mouths, then asks if he is right.

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    • Baby El says:

      Perhaps Hannity’s producers at Faux keep telling the exact opposite….

      “Sean – Your viewers love it when you interrupt to provide your opinion and analysis!”
      “Really? – Great!!”

      Hard to believe genuine feedback hasn’t reached him. Anyone call in to his radio show to give constructive criticism?

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      • Deplorable Canuck says:

        On many levels I am thankful that Hanity has tried to counterbalance the hard left media with “fair and balanced reporting”. But when an expert like Sidney Powell comes on to speak on behalf of a falsely accused individual, I want to hear her opinion. He was fortunate to have her. And she was attempting to communicate to all Americans the absolute injustice that is being perpetrated by the state against an arguable hero of the USA. Hanity would be so much more effective if he would just learn when to interject and how to steer the interview to greater effect. That he keeps coming back to the same tired old lines time and again is just irksome. But I will still watch him because indeed he is one of the few who will defend the President and General Flynn. Hanity, let your experts speak all the way to the end please!

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      • Tparty says:

        Sean also interviewed Ms Powell on his radio show. With more time and less control by Fox producers the interview flows much better and provides a better more comprehensive take on the recent hearing.

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  16. ZurichMike says:

    Rosenstein greelighted going after Michael Flynn (son) to get Flynn (father). Anyone still think Rosenstein is a white hat? Anyone?

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  17. Contrarymary says:

    Did we ever find out who John Radcliffe was talking about, while questioning Peter Strzok, when he quoted him texting Lisa Page “we need to lock in redacted in a formal, chargeable way, now that Andy is acting”? We’re they talking about Gen. Flynn? Do we know?

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  18. Joemama says:

    Strzok to Page:
    “Fvck Flynn and then we fvck Trump.”

    This is public knowledge. Why can’t Judge Sullivan throw this case out now?

    Justice delayed is justice denied.

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    • Joemama says:

      Whoops, might have got my facts mixed up. It might have been McCabe that said the statement above.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Maquis says:

        Indeed, and it was to a not so small group of conspirators.

        Liked by 1 person

      • PS says:

        Andrew McCabe had a vendetta against Flynn for backing a sexual harassment accuser. Once Trump won the election, I believe that’s when McCabe began the setup against Flynn to lock him out of controlling the intelligence establishment, and exposing the NSA spying.

        Flynn was then forced to lie after VP Pence “misspoke” on public television about contact with Russia, which was right around the inauguration (when the first whispers of Logan Act appeared). McCabe had entrapped Flynn from the get go.

        My opinion now is that Comey then tried to run with Flynn’s Russia narrative to ensnare Pres. Trump. He was already orchestrating the Steel documents as evidence for FISA in 2016, and was about to get caught in 2017. Comey had to hide FISA, and that meant neutering AG Sessions (which brought Rosenstein into power) and tying all the evidence in an endless Mueller investigation until the story could be properly obfuscated. I think we give them too much credit that there was a grand plan, when they were probably just lucky.

        Then Comey was fired, at which point Rosenstein had to lock down both Flynn and Mueller in an endless court cycle. The allegations here was that RR was on board with tyig up Flynn from the start in Jan 2017. RR had everything else locked in an IG loop, where any wrongdoing could be messaged away, and no reasonable prosecutors would do anything ever. And it would have worked, until the 2018 election gave Trump a public excuse to end-run around Rosenstein with Barr. And that led to the end of the Mueller loop, and now we’re witnessing the end of the Flynn loop.

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      • Baby El says:

        Joe – really doesn’t matter who said it. Fact is that high level officials with an ability to influence his persecution, had it in for him.

        That, in and of itself, is evidence of malicious intent. Perhaps useful in a countersuit – no?

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    • dwpender says:

      I’ve seen this alleged “statement” repeated numerous times here. I’m not criticizing any particular poster, but how do we know this explosive statement was made, and who exactly is prepared to testify that McCabe (or some other investigator) said it? If there IS evidence of this, the statement is every bit as incriminating as Strozk’s infamous text: “No, he won’t. We’ll stop it.”

      What is the source for this?

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      • Sharpshorts says:

        “What is the source for this?”
        …the released but redacted messages between Strozk and Page…
        BUT:
        Who released the retracted messages?…(the deep state)
        Who received he retracted messages?…(the deep state)

        We are being lead to believe that until all un-redacted “secrets” go public, the depth of the corruption in all three branches of government will remain hidden.
        I worry that the deep state remains in control and untouchable even if all un-redacted
        “secrets” go public…

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        I believe this is.

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        • dwpender says:

          Thank you. I noted that Ms Powell’s unsealed filing today also requested any documents relating to the McCabe statement, which she spelled out verbatim as I have often seen it here.

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  19. MaineCoon says:

    “Then Ms. Powell went on to discuss the issues surrounding the missing notes from FBI Agent Joseph Pientka, and the original FD-302 written by Pientka. The DOJ says they don’t have it.”

    Well, well…this will be a real test for AG Barr.

    Is he going to producethe Pientka FD-302s and the Brady documents?

    Is he going to dismiss the case?

    Is he going to do nothing and let the prosecutors swing in the breeze?

    Your move Barr.

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    • Zorro says:

      More than likely he ends up being the Bad News Barr.

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    • Dutchman says:

      IMHO,
      Enough tests have come and gone to resolve the question. How many perfect pitches, coming right across the plate, does one have to not swing at?
      Oh, yeah. 3 strikes, your out.

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      • Rynn69 says:

        Agree, Dutchman. AG Barr is in no hurry – that says it all. Poor Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing – true patriots, but perhaps they are finding out the Swamp is deep and has engulfed people they thought were on the right side.

        Preservation of the Swamp or preservation of the law.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        I think I’ve figured out Barr’s play

        He’s waiting on the OIG FISA
        I do believe the FISA Report will result in indictments.
        He will prosecute for crimes related to that false filing

        He will attribute the conspiracy surrounding this to PERSONAL POLITICAL reasons.
        And THAT is where he will stop.

        He will NOT prosecute as a “COUP”.
        He will leave that unspoken and up to the American people to decide for themselves.

        And that is the way he will split the baby

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        • Dutchman says:

          The problem with ‘splitting the baby’ as I’m sure you know and Barr will find out. Splitting the baby doesn’t resolve the problem, you just end up with a BLOODY MESS.

          If he tries to go that route, he is highly unlikely to get any convictions. Actually, if he’s a cleaner, I don’t think he would see the need for ANY convictions, even minor ones.
          The contempt these people, the collective deep state, Uniparty globalist elitists have for ‘US’ is such, they don’t feel they have to give us anything.
          Its the “Its a BIG club, …and your NOT in it!” line, said to us every day in actions and words, and with a SNEER.
          The sneer of McCabe, Comey, Stroxz, etc. is the same sneer on McConnells face, as he instructs a to vote to keep the,Senate open, even as they go on vaca, so PDJT can’t make recess appointments.

          Its the sneer implied by Lindsey Graham, as he makes that speech at the end of Kavanaugh, and within weeks is working with the,very same people he said should NEVER have their hand on the levers of power,…to erode the 2A.

          Its the sneer of the Mslsd media pundits and commentators, echoing the Media Matters talking points, and spinning the web of lies.

          In the end, thats what REALLY gets you isn’t it?,….
          THE SNEER

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            doesn’t resolve the problem, you just end up with a BLOODY MESS.

            Respectfully disagree.
            (It was late and I tried to keep this very short and didn’t add my supporting reasons. When I have time I’ll do that.)

            You’r right.
            This solution does not solve THE problem it solves BARR’s problem
            SD keeps posting it
            Which is
            As “cleaner” he can’t completely whitewash this—too many people know things and too much info is out.

            The FISA angle IS the way he gets convictions. I posted on this elsewhere but will summarize here:

            Horowitz’s FISA investigation is different than ALL the others.
            With the MYE or Comey leaking situations the very nature of what the perps did was inherently “FUZZY”
            Actions taken by the perps on their own initiatives as part of their daily jobs.
            Requiring interpretation, judgement calls, decisions based on experience…..blah blah blah..
            leaving the perps enough wiggle room to claim their actions—though they may have been technically wrong or crossed the line—were not done with criminal “INTENT”

            The FISA situation is NOT one of these.
            The FISA PROCESS is SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED to eliminate “FUZZINESS”
            Decisionmaking and Judgement follow STRICT GUIDELINES
            There IS NO WIGGLE ROOM….that’s the point.

            And it’s REDUNDANT PRECISELY so nothing slips through the cracks.

            And to ensure this process is strictly followed you are HELD TO ACCOUNT by 1) UNDER PENALTY of PERJURY sign off on your decisions
            2) PRESENT your decision to a judge for final sign-off that you aren’t committing a FRAUD BEFORE THE COURT

            In short…..
            If there is one PROVABLE LIE
            EVEN ONE
            (Eg: The say Bruce Ohr was a SOURCE for intel)
            It’s because they put it there on purpose

            There is no intent argument
            I think this is why Nunes wrote his memo on this one topic.
            Because PROVABLE LIES are there.

            Barr limits his indictments to this.

            Now the result will probably be:
            Jim Comey goes to Saturday night
            Tickle Prison for 3 months.

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            • Dutchman says:

              What, you mean you can’t just sign a FISA app without reading it, like Rosie said he did? I am shocked, shocked I say!/s

              Yeah, I did get your point, actually, and I was sleepy when I responded. What I was trying to say is they are so brazen, so far they may think they don’t need to offer any sacrificial lambs, for symbolic ten lashes with a wet noodle.

              I think several statements by Nunes and others, have been warnings to them in effect “Don’t go there. Don’t exonerate on this, your in danger if you don’t prosecute!”
              And, I don’t think the deep state is listening.

              I agree the processes were put in place to assure the,American people there,would be no abuse of rights, with this NSA database.
              And the actions have shown rampant abuse, a cavalier attitude, and that there is no way such a system can be made safe from abuse.

              Its simply too tempting.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Maybe he’s doing Flynn a favor by NOT stepping in at this point. Hear me out on this: Barr’s DOJ drops the case against Flynn and immediately it gets labeled as a political cover up and Gen Flynn spends the rest of his life under the unspoken assumption that he was dirty OR Barr lets the case proceed, knowing damn good and well that it stinks, hoping that judge Sullivan throws it out along with some choice words about prosecutorial misconduct. Flynn is cleared and has a clear path to regain at least his lost monetary assets. Barr also knows that the President will pardon Flynn is the worst comes to pass. I suspect that Barr is as much on Sidney Powell’s (and Gen.Flynn’s) side as we are.

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  20. Brant says:

    Comments about Hannity’s constant interruptions. I’m waiting for the day when interviewing Trump, Hannity says, “well my sources tell me….”.

    Anyway, Hannity interruptions may be deep states way of “letting him stay on the air”. Make him unwatchable. Firing him may become too obvious.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I gots better den dat… the last POTUS interview Hannity did a couple months ago. Hannity held up the interview to squeeze in his 15-20 minute Really Important Deep State Anti-Trump Mainstream Media Opening Monologue at the top of the hour.

      Now… I don’t KNOW that the hold up was on Hannity’s part. But the delay was conveniently the exact amount of time needed to deliver the insufferable screed…

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  21. Brant says:

    I know from a movie, but Sundance, your lawman sillouettes I’m taking to be the good guys. Soon, you may need to replace one with the sillouette of a woman……

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  22. Brant says:

    Neat how Powell is available for the court, but not for Schiff and company. In your face ignoring them. I like it 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhoda R says:

      Shiff has no business trying to get her or her client to testify before Congress when they are involved in an active case covering what what Shiff wants to cover. Powell appearing is court IS part of her job to her client. Apples an oranges.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Brant says:

        I know. And we all know that Schiff and company know they can’t come in (even if they wanted to). Schiffs actions are just theater for his audience that he is “doing” something. They see/hear that she was on Fox, Hannity no less and their twitter heads will explode.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      It’s only further harrassment and nothing to be gained. She is right to refuse to present and others should follow her example imo.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Schiff is breathing a sigh of relief that Sidney is busy with more important things.

        Unfortunate for us…..
        cause I really wanted to see what Adam looks like when he cries.

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  23. Summer says:

    So, if I understood correctly, the defense alleges that Flynn was labeled “agent of Russia” by Müller’s Gestapo, ambushed, bankrupted, stripped of his Constitutional rights and allowed to be crucified by the Fake News media FOR YEARS while withholding the evidence that it was known all along that he was innocent.

    Meanwhile, Crooked (and the rest of them, frankly) is not even close to being locked up for her WELL-DOCUMENTED crimes.

    Par for the course in today’s America, folks.

    #JusticeIsDead

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      I think it’s more like….
      1) He was labelled a foreign agent long enough to convince him to plead guilty to lying instead.

      2)They then say they don’t have to do certain things (like turn over tapes) because they never formally charged him with being a foreign agent. (so that evidence is irrelevant)

      Sidney’s saying that both of these arguments are bullshit.
      Because he never was a foreign agent AT ALL because THEY SAID SO on Jan 30.

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  24. Junaid says:

    The deployment of mass production of American B61-12 type free-fall nuclear bombs and the modernization of warheads for a ballistic missile. Deadline: why US nuclear bombs will be late

    Deadline: why US nuclear bombs will be late

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  25. citizen817 says:

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  26. andy says:

    Proud to be an accepted member of the tree house community. I wear the ‘creeps on a mission’ tee shirt and I get the strangest looks. “yes that is Mueller on a tee shirt”. I cannot believe I gravitated to this blog. I pray to give Sidney the strength to defeat this injustice.

    Believe it or not, im a maga liberal. We do exist. Mostly the anti-war lefties which are no longer welcomed to the democratic party.

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  27. A2 says:

    I still think that if Gen Flynn, did not lie to the FBI, of which he was charged, and subsequently pled guilty, that a non-guilty plea would have resulted in discovery and we would have been a lot further on the entire spygate scenario.

    Why is that? I don’t give credence to the excuses made. If his son was under investigation it was because he played a role in his father’s consultancy that Flynn launched at Gen McChrystal’s house. Like any employee. Not unusual. Too bad he involved his son.

    As for the FARA violations,
    I don’t really see the difference between Christopher Steele accepting money from Fusion GPS, paid for by the DNC, to give information he ‘collected’ unverified to his employers for their political objectives to discredit the President, and Gen Flynn accepting a brief from Turkish alleged businessmen funded by Erdogan to provide evidence against Erdogan’s avowed enemy in the US Galen during elections, to discredit him to support President Erdogan. Both paid to provide as we have seen information to support their clients.

    So, where is the truth? Is Sidney Powell, bless her soul, just an ambulance chaser? Whether Gen Flynn’s case is won or lost, she will have a book to flog.

    Sounds to me she is trying to get Flynn off on a technicality. No problem as that is part of the US justice system.

    I’m not buying the hype that Flynn fans think that he should return to head the NSA. I’ve read comments here to that effect.

    Go back to 2012, what did Gen Flynn do during the Benghazi debacle? I believe he was promoted by Obama. Then when things went south, fired.

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    • Rynn69 says:

      Entrapment. That is the problem with Flynn. A pattern of entrapment with the DOJ/FBI as perps.

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    • Kaco says:

      Flynn “lied” to the FBI when he was not under any formal questioning by them. It was a trap.

      Looks like Flynn’s promotions were before Benghazi.

      https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2015/eirv42n33-20150821/29-32_4233.pdf

      “Gen. Michael Flynn, Benghazi, and
      Why Obama Must Be Removed”

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    • If the case is dismissed ,,,Flynn is vindicated, if he withdraws the plea ,the govt can still proceed to trial.

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      • ann says:

        So if withdraws, the DoJ would still have leverage.
        Now I get it. Thanks napoleon 💡

        Liked by 1 person

      • AND that is what the gov law geeks are trying to do…Sullivan asked Flynn if he wanted to withdraw his plea…Sidney said NO!!! See how that works. By saying NO, Flynn is going to be exonerated when ALL the BRADY MATERIAL COMES OUT

        Then Sidney Powel will hold the gov law geeks “MUY TITO BOLLES” roasting party…of course, by then, they will be gone!!!!!!!

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    • Robert Holt says:

      A2: Regarding the FARA violations:

      There is a difference between Flynn and Steele. Flynn is an American. Steele is a British National and thus not subject to US law. That is why Simpson used Steele. To avoid a possible FARA violation.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      No, Sidney Powell is not an ambulance chaser. Early on I watched or read an interview, somewhere (sorry, can’t remember where). It was very enlightening about her. She rarely is defense counsel. In her lifetime only a mere handful of times. She’s a presecutor. Hundreds of cases.

      She said, (paraphrasing) that she truly has to believe that the defendant is telling the truth, and that justice is being denied, for her to represent a defendant. She believes Flynn.

      But, it’s a bigger issue for her. It’s about the corrupt judicial system, specifically government/prosecutors overreach into illegal activity. Her aim is to expose it. Her aim, beyond justice for her client, is the revamping of the judicial system regarding prosecotors as they have zero oversight/accountability
      .
      Read “License To Lie”.

      SIdney Powell and a co-author (forget name) have already written her next book (not quite finished) PRIOR to her becomimg Flynn’s counsel. It will address the issue of prosecutorial illegal activity, over reach, unaccountability, zero oversight and the revamping of the judicial system.

      She is taking on the judicial system by taking this case. It’s Flynn’s lucky day that in the process she agreed to be his counsel.

      POTUS named her the “Great Sydney Powell”. I agree.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Is Sidney Powell, bless her soul, just an ambulance chaser?

      Wow.
      Flynn had bad lawyers
      Now he has the BEST.

      Read Sidney’s book “Licensed to Lie” and you will get the answer to this question.

      Oh and by the way…..
      Sidney was a fixture on these very threads……
      not recently though….

      she seems to have “caught” the ambulance and is now DESTROYING IT.

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  28. progpoker says:

    The view from the Lawfare side of the aisle…

    Liked by 2 people

    • Heika says:

      This guy completely misses the point of Sara’s points! Thanks for positing it and confirming their view the world through a piece of toilet paper 🙂 So glad we get our view from the top end!

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  29. Rynn69 says:

    America and everything it stands for is behind Sidney Powell and her client 100%. We are praying for justice and are anxious to hear the verdict:

    Justice in America lives or Justice in America dies.

    Godspeed to the courageous fighter Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and the beautiful, smart, & tough Sidney Powell.

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  30. Kaco says:

    God Bless Sidney Powell.

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  31. Heika says:

    I have to say, that woman dresses like a BOSS! Love her

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  32. Newhere says:

    The transcript from this hearing adds some context to the now-infamous sentencing hearing, when Judge Sullivan supposedly goaded Gen. Flynn as possibly being a traitor to his country. Accounts came flying from the courthouse that the Judge was scathing toward and contemptuous of Gen. Flynn. But it always seemed odd. This was the judge who issued the Brady order, notwithstanding the plea deal; this was the judge already on record for holding prosecutors to exacting standards and looking out for defendants.

    A few witnesses suggested a counter-theory, that Judge Sullivan actually was frustrated with Flynn’s lawyers, and perhaps was trying to push Flynn himself to consider withdrawing his plea. Remember, Flynn’s lawyers highlighted the “ambush” in the Flynn’s sentencing memo, ostensibly trying to stoke some sympathy from a judge they knew doesn’t like prosecutorial mischief.

    Well, accounts from today give new weight to this latter theory. I wouldn’t blame Judge Sullivan for getting frustrated with Flynn’s old counsel — here they were implying that Flynn was railroaded — that prosecutors acted unethically or unlawfully — but not really fighting for it. Just casually mentioning it, in hopes of getting on the judge’s good side. What a miscalculation. A decent, smart judge isn’t going to appreciate being asked by both the prosecution *and* the defense to ignore prosecutorial misconduct and go along with an apparently unjust plea.

    This is what dwelling in the swamp did to those Convington lawyers: so steeped in Washington BS, in Washington winks and nods, they were blinded to the inherent contradiction in their own stance: on one hand they were saying our client was railroaded, on the other hand they were asking the Court to accept his guilty plea (that they just insinuated was invalid and unjust). The Covington lawyers meant to curry favor without making real waves; but their gambit was nothing but insulting to a serious judge. After all, a judge can’t rule on motions or arguments on behalf of a defendant who doesn’t bring them.

    It makes sense that Judge Sullivan, in the only way he could, would speak directly to Gen. Flynn. What he said was these are very serious charges — but the message was, “Sir, it’s time to fight.”

    And what did General Flynn do? Asked for a sentencing delay. Fired his well-heeled sycophants. And hired Sidney Powell.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      I always believed Sullivan’s “traitor” remark is what Rush Limbaugh used to call

      “Illustrating absurdity by being absurd”

      A Fire for Effect that he was not falling for ANY of this bullsh!t….from EITHER SIDE.
      He damn well knows what treason is and it ain’t
      lying about a phone call.

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  33. spinoneone says:

    Dear Mr. Attorney General Barr,
    Tick-tock; tick-tock. Are you trying to run out the clock and not prosecute anyone from DOJ?
    Regards,
    Spinoneone

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Again…..why would Barr get in Sidney’s way?

      She is NOT withdrawing the guilty plea
      She wants this dismissed by the judge for
      PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT BY THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE.

      A ruling from the judicial branch and not the “political” ones.

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  34. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    Regardless of the outcome in Judge Sullivan’s court, where does a man, convicted in the court of public opinion, go to get his good name restored?

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  35. Warspite2 says:

    This doesn’t seem very difficult, at least as a law school hypothetical. The Logan Act is clearly Unconstitutional and has never been successfully prosecuted. If Ms. Yates authorized an investigation premised upon the Logan Act she (DOJ/FBI) rolled the dice on coming up w/something genuine vs Flynn. If there exists evidence the DOJ concluded there was no FARA violation but by threatening his son squeezed the General to take a plea in order to cover up a bad faith investigation w/o any true legal predicate, the case should be tossed. Just ask any CrimPro, etc., class at Harvard or Yale law schools. Of course you’d have to make the hypothetical defendant some socialist or communist in 1954 in order to get an objective analysis.

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      Haavahdites and Yalies are too busy getting drunk and networking for swamp jobs and partnerships in daddy’s firm to answer. If you ask the hardworking state law college students, the first lawyers in their families, they’ll answer you. And correctly, too.

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  36. Joshua2415 says:

    How awesome would it be if, before his formal sentencing, President Trump would appoint Mike Flynn as his new National Security adviser. The media and the rest of the socialists would go bat excrement crazy. It would be a beautiful thing to see and a great start to the 2020 campaign.

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  37. Conservative_302 says:

    It makes me sick what the deep state did to Flynn. Threatening him with his son is pure evil. It makes me sick how all of them, Manafort, Papadopoulos, and Stone, were so unjustly treated. When we see McConnell, Burr, Warner, Feinstein, Pelosi, Schumer, etc. Leave, I’ll be very happy. Time for a new guard.

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  38. Merkin Muffley says:

    I have a feeling that Judge Sullivan will smile and nod appreciatively, then turn around and do whatever the prosecution tells him.

    Liked by 1 person

    • ladypenquin says:

      This isn’t Obama’s America anymore, and the Courts are moving back toward law and order. Judge Sullivan doesn’t want his legacy to be on the wrong side in this case. He already has the Stevens’ debacle on his CV, and getting reversed on appeal wouldn’t do much for his future credibility.

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  39. JAS says:

    I can’t watch FOX News anymore. Not even on YouTube. I just had to replace the OLED panel on my $1800 LG tv because of FOX.

    In most of the shows, Hannity and Trump rallies included, they use the stationary banner: “FOX NEWS ALERT”. It stays on the screen through whole shows. The “ALERT” word is in yellow and pulsates with such intensity that it was burned into my OLED panel permanently, so that it then showed as a ghost image on any other thing I watched…

    Done with FOX.

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  40. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Considering these hidden text messages pertain to evidence of Flynn’s innocence, we can only imagine what those text messages are.

    Love imagining so I’ll give it a go…..

    Probably all the texts leading up to the

    “launch F-302”

    And Lisa Page responding to the effect
    “There are so many ways that this could go wrong”

    You know…..
    The ones that reveal how they knew Flynn wasn’t an AGENT OF RUSSIA and that he hadn’t lied.

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  41. The Boss says:

    Being skilled at connecting disparate dots, or seeing patterns not obvious to book-smart cheaters and bandwagon riders, and getting the right people to turn those dots and patterns into BFDs, I resort to humor or pithy insults rather than provide insights to the enemy. (There are many scalps on many lodge poles due to my work).

    This site is on the radar of lurking uniparty / Lawfare scum who come here looking for potential weaknesses or developments that will pour sunlight on their schemes to screw this country and its president. I will not aid and abet them by sharing several observations which just became apparent.

    With all that said, I will simply taunt the lurking scum: It’s not if, but when. At a time and place not of your choosing.

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    • Greg1 says:

      Good post. I look for your posts, actually. You periodically say things that back up exactly what you said here. Sorta fun to watch the taunts, even when I don’t exactly know to whom they are directed. It’s as if you are sending a message, saying something without saying it. It’s a LOT more fun when one is in the loop, but I am ok with reading what you say and figuring something beneficial is going on in the background.

      Carry on.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      I’ll be honest Boss…

      You even scared me.

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  42. Robster says:

    Seems pretty basic to me. The later FD302’s produced my Mueller, McCabe or whomever cannot be accepted by the court as evidence. They cannot be proven to be accurate records of the interview notes between Flynn, Pientka and Strzok if the original 302’s cannot be located.

    How can they prove the much later produced 302’s are an accurate record of and corroborative of something that apparently doesn’t exist anymore?

    Judge Sullivan should ask the prosecution, ‘prove to me that the 302’s you have produced to me are an accurate record of the 302 completed by Agent Pientka’.

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    • Kintbury says:

      I cannot see how they can do that without having Pientka testify.

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    • Sharpshorts says:

      It all seems pretty basic to me too…except:
      … it all goes way,way back — even before our Founder’s had debates on how best to design a government and whether the new country should or should not have a strong central bank.

      A relatively modern history, starting in the early 1900’s:
      A “small group” created the Federal Reserve System which was perhaps the 1st major success for those that held the world view — control the currency, control the world**.
      **{paraphrasing one of the Rothchilds, speaking about the British monetary system}

      IMO, the adoption of the FED is what led to what we refer to today as the deep state.
      Over the past 100 years, the deep state has become a world power, mostly hidden from view but hiding in plain sight.

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  43. LL Richardson Jr says:

    My question is where is AG Barr in all of this? Seem to me like business as usual at the deep state DOJ.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      When you have Tom Fittons and Sidney Powell’s doing your work for you,who can’t (or I should say shouldn’t) be accused of being Trump minions, why waste your energy duplicating their effort? Plus anything Barr does is inevitably going to be treated as political witch-hunting. I gave Sessions the benefit of the doubt (I was wrong, but I think he was compromised very early on), I’m going to give Barr the same leeway (he did shut down the Mueller fiasco). Depending on government to do the right thing is foolish, bureaucrats tend to do the right thing, for THEMSELVES.

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  44. ladypenquin says:

    Just the fact that they’re “launching” on Flynn-302 is evidence of tampering with evidence. It’s already been shown that massaging and editing went on. The government not producing the original 302 indicates that it’s damaging to the government. Even Judge Sullivan knows that.

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  45. Zorro says:

    I dream of a day when Flynn wins a lawsuit for the loss of his livelihood and other financial damage.

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  46. Caius Lowell says:

    Always liked Sidney — like her even more now…

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  47. Bogeyfree says:

    How is it that AG Barr who all of these DOJ prosecutors report to, has not stepped in and asked the simple question to his employees?

    Did you hold back any exculpatory evidence on Mr. Flynn or this case?

    It’s a simple yes or no question.

    And if that answer was yes, this injustice should have been stopped months ago.

    So either Barr has been told the answer is no or it may be showing something that many here don’t want to talk about IMO.

    IMO there are only two options, protect or truth. This case and what Sidney is doing with the Flynn filings will IMO shed light on which it is.

    Is it odd that it appears AG Barr who is the highest ranking attorney in the country, who of all people should set the example of how truth and justice MUST work, has not stepped in and played a bigger role if truth and justice is the priority here, especially with these new Sidney allegations??

    Actions or more appropriately inactions speak so much louder than words.

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    • gary says:

      sidney references the meeting between trump and comey and that comey lied to the president. some roads in the durham investigation lead to flynn’s clearing.

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  48. It is interesting that both point out that §18 USC 1001 makes it a crime to make a false statement even to the President. You can be locked-up for eight years for doing just that.

    “This is not the FBI, not the CIA, etc., that I as a citizen am willing to accept – much less pay for. These people have knowingly twisted it to become an instrument of organized crime. In doing they have left behind a horrific trail of human damage, including a three-star General of the Army. Merely to further their own craven political purposes and to pad their own pocket.

    “Justice! Justice! I demand Justice!”

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Somebody linked to this Tweet yesterday or the day before. Read carefully the last two sentences. All you need to know.

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      • gary says:

        ‘shape’ shape this comey.

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      • We did not pay enough attention to what we now call “the Deep State.” I can’t conceal my shock, my outrage, and yes, my fear at what I see “coming down” in this particular case … and in all of the other cases that have emerged since [before] Trump took office. This truly is organized crime, operating within(!) our legal system and at the very highest levels of our Government. And we see that it has been doing so for decades.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Just ran that tweet through my

        Wandering Twitter Poet Translator ®

        and it spit out this:

        “We’re all still sticking to our stories, right?”

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    • Zy says:

      Didn’t CTH make the case that the FBI can lie in the course of an counterintelligence investigation?

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  49. dwpender says:

    I hope Sidney appears on Dobbs’ program soon, and that Joe DiGenova appears with her. Dobbs knows enough to ask Sidney short questions, and let HER do most of the talking. Joe would bring the background and expertise to ask a few very pointed questions (including some that only Sidney’s prior answers would call for). Sidney now knows SO MUCH that none of us — including even Joe and, e,g, Nunes — do, that every appearance has the potential for major, REAL breaking news. Sidney will be terse. She knows what she can and can’t say. But even the manner of her declination to answer certain questions can be oh so revealing.

    The Hannity/Pirro team got much less than they should have out of Sidney’s initial post-hearing appearance.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Dobbs would be fine.

      But Sidney really doesn’t need JoeyD weighing down her coattails.
      Actually Judge Jeanine did a pretty fine job under the circumstances.

      (and even wisely used the 1/35th of a nanosecond between Hannity interruptions to pimp her book)

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  50. sarasotosfan says:

    It takes real hutzpah to commit these crimes in the name of our fellow citizens and then write books about their virtuousness while launching GoFundMe defense campaign funds.

    At a minimum, I want their licenses to practice law revoked and for them to be charged criminally for their egregious conduct. And I hope Michael Flynn sues them for damages and his grandson is able to inherit a seven figure trust fund.

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