FOIA Release of McCabe Memo Highlights Much More Than Rosenstein’s “Wear a Wire” Controversy…

A Judicial Watch FOIA Lawsuit has resulted in the release of a May 16, 2017, memo written by then Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.  [Link Here]  Current media are focused on Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein willingness to wear a wire into the Oval Office to record the President; however, the memo content actually reveals much more.

There are three aspects to the McCabe memo that warrant attention: (1) Rosenstein’s willingness to wear a wire. (2) Evidence that Rosenstein took Mueller to the White House on May 16, 2017, as a set-up to interview Mueller’s pending target; and (3) the CURRENT redactions to the memo indicate CURRENT efforts by the CURRENT AG Bill Barr to protect the corrupt intent of Rod Rosenstein.  While all three points are alarming; the last aspect is concerning in the extreme.

In order to show the significance of this FOIA release CTH is going to present the McCabe memo in two different ways.  First, by highlighting the raw memo release; and then secondly, to highlight the important context by inserting the memo into the timeline.

First, here’s the McCabe memo:

[Link to Judicial Watch FOIA pdf]

There are two important background contexts that help understand what is written in the McCabe memo, as contrast with the events at the time:

#1 [Rosenstein’s work with Robert Mueller in the Oval Office Meeting] and

#2 [The Overlay of the IG Report on James Comey with the Archey Declarations]

The first two substantive issues within the McCabe memo can only be accurately absorbed against the background of those two context links.

Now we can insert the new McCabe memo information into the timeline.  This will help better understand what was happening in/around the dates in question.

Start by noting the May 16, 2017, date of the meeting at 12:30pm is immediately before Rod Rosenstein took Robert Mueller for an interview with President Trump in the oval office.  The oval office “interview” is where Mueller reportedly left his “cell phone” at the White House.

“Crossfire Hurricane” – During 2016, after the November election, and throughout the transition period into 2017, the FBI had a counterintelligence investigation ongoing against Donald Trump. FBI Director James Comey’s memos were part of this time-period as the FBI small group was gathering evidence.  Then Comey was fired….

♦Tuesday May 9th – James Comey was fired at approximately 5:00pm EST.  Later we discover Rod Rosenstein first contacted Robert Mueller about the special counsel appointment less than 15 hours after James Comey was fired.

♦Wednesday May 10th – From congressional testimony we know DAG Rod Rosenstein called Robert Mueller to discuss the special counsel appointment on Wednesday May 10th, 2017, at 7:45am. [See Biggs questions to Mueller at 2:26 of video]

According to his own admissions (NBC and CBS), Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe immediately began a criminal ‘obstruction’ investigation. Wednesday May 10th; and he immediately enlisted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

A few hours after the Rosenstein-Mueller phone call James Comey’s office was being searched by the SSA Whistleblower per the IG report on Comey’s memos.

♦Thursday May 11th – Andrew McCabe testified to congress. With the Comey firing fresh in the headlines.  McCabe testified there had been no effort to impede the FBI investigation.

Also on Thursday May 11th, 2017, The New York Times printed an article, based on information seemingly leaked by James Comey, about a dinner conversation between the President and the FBI Director.   The “Loyalty” article [link].  The IG report shows: [Daniel] Richman confirmed to the OIG that he was one of the sources for the May 11 article, although he said he was not the source of the information in the article about the Trump Tower briefing“.

♦Friday May 12th –  Andrew McCabe met with DAG Rod Rosenstein to discuss the the ongoing issues with the investigation and firing.  Referencing the criminal ‘obstruction’ case McCabe had opened just two days before.  According to McCabe:

… “[Rosenstein] asked for my thoughts about whether we needed a special counsel to oversee the Russia case. I said I thought it would help the investigation’s credibility. Later that day, I went to see Rosenstein again. This is the gist of what I said: I feel strongly that the investigation would be best served by having a special counsel.” (link)

According to Andy Biggs questioning of Mueller, on this same day, May 12th, evidence shows Robert Mueller met “in person” with Rod Rosenstein.  This is the same day when SSA Whistleblower went to James Comey’s house to retrieve FBI material and both Rybicki and Comey never informed the agent about the memos:

May 12th, is the date noted by David Archey when FBI investigators had assembled all of the Comey memos as evidence.  However, no-one in the FBI outside the “small group” knows about them.

♦On Saturday May 13th, 2017, another meeting between Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller, this time with AG Jeff Sessions also involved. [Per Andy Biggs]

♦Sunday May 14th –  Comey transmitted copies of Memos 2, 4, and 6, and a partially redacted copy of Memo 7 to Patrick Fitzgerald, who was one of Comey’s personal attorneys.  Fitzgerald received the email and PDF attachment from Comey at 2:27 p.m. on May 14, 2017, per the IG report.

♦Monday May 15th, McCabe states he and Rosenstein conferred again about the Special Counsel approach. McCabe: “I brought the matter up with him again after the weekend.”

On this same day was when James Rybicki called SSA Whistleblower to notify him of Comey’s memos. The memos were “stored” in a “reception area“, and in locked drawers in James Rybicki’s office.

♦Tuesday May 16th – Per the IG report: “On the morning of May 16, Comey took digital photographs of both pages of Memo 4 with his personal cell phone. Comey then sent both photographs, via text message, to Richman.

Back in Main Justice at 12:30pm Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Jim Crowell and Tashina Guahar all appear to be part of this meeting.  I should note that alternate documentary evidence, gathered over the past two years, supports the content of this McCabe memo.  Including texts between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok:

[Sidebar: pay attention to the *current* redactions; they appear to be placed by existing DOJ officials in an effort to protect Rod Rosenstein for his duplicity in: (A) running the Mueller sting operation at the white house on the same day; (B) the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, which was pre-determined before the Oval Office meeting.]

While McCabe was writing this afternoon memo, Rod Rosenstein was taking Robert Mueller to the White House for a meeting in the oval office with President Trump and VP Mike Pence.  While they were meeting in the oval office, and while McCabe was writing his contemporaneous memo, the following story was published by the New York Times (based on Comey memo leaks to Richman):

Also during the approximate time of this Oval Office meeting, Peter Strzok texts with Lisa Page about information being relayed to him by Tashina Guahar (main justice) on behalf of Rod Rosenstein (who is at the White House).

Later that night, after the Oval Office meeting – According to the Mueller report, additional events on Tuesday May 16th, 2017:

It is interesting that Tashina Gauhar was taking notes presumably involved in the 12:30pm 5/16/17 meeting between, Jim Crowell, Rod Rosenstein, and Andrew McCabe.  But McCabe makes no mention of Lisa Page being present.

It appears there was another meeting in the evening (“later that night”) after the visit to the White House with Robert Mueller.  This evening meeting appears to be Lisa Page, Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe; along with Tashina Gauhar again taking notes.

♦ Wednesday May 17th, 2017:  Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe go to brief the congressional “Gang-of-Eight”: Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Richard Burr and Mark Warner.

… […] “On the afternoon of May 17, Rosenstein and I sat at the end of a long conference table in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol. We were there to brief the so-called Gang of Eight—the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Rosenstein had, I knew, made a decision to appoint a special counsel in the Russia case.”

[…] “After reminding the committee of how the investigation began, I told them of additional steps we had taken. Then Rod took over and announced that he had appointed a special counsel to pursue the Russia investigation, and that the special counsel was Robert Mueller.” (link)

Immediately following this May 17, 2017, Go8 briefing, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein notified the public of the special counsel appointment.

We Exit The Timeline:

Back to the memo.  Notice the participants:  Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Tashina Gauhar and Jim Crowell:

Now remind ourselves about who was involved in convincing Jeff Sessions to recuse himself:

The same two people (lawyers) Tasina Guahar and Jim Crowell, were involved in recusal advice for Jeff Sessions and the “wear-a-wire” conversation a few months later.

Back to the redactions.  Notice how in the McCabe memo FOIA release, the DOJ is redacting the aspects of the appointment of a special counsel.  The redaction justification: b(5) “inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency.” Or put another way: stuff we just don’t want to share: “personal privacy” etc.

Again, when combined with the testimony by Mueller in response to the questioning by Rep. Andy Biggs, the redacted information looks like current DOJ officials hiding the timing of the decision-making to appoint Mueller thereby protecting Rod Rosenstein.

More motive for this scenario shows up during a statement tonight by Matt Whitaker who appeared on Tucker Carlson television show.   Whitaker outlines why Rosenstein could never admit to having said he would wear a wire at the time the story broke.

When the “wear-a-wire” story first surfaced was when DAG Rosenstein was trying to convince President Trump not to declassify any information until after the Mueller special counsel was concluded.   Rosenstein’s justification for his instructions surrounded President Trump possibly obstructing justice during Mueller’s investigation.

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Reminder when Rod Rosenstein convinced President Trump not to declassify the documents that were being requested by Congress (Sept. 2018):

While McCabe is a known liar, there is enough ancillary supportive information, circumstantial and direct evidence, to make the content of the McCabe memo essentially accurate.

Remember, Rosenstein expanded the scope of Mueller’s investigation twice, the second time targeting Michael Flynn Jr.  Also, Rosenstein participated in the indictment of fictitious Russia trolls and a Russian catering company.  Yes, all indications are that Rod Rosenstein was a willing participant in the overall McCabe/Mueller effort.

Ultimately all of the DOJ obfuscation, delay and hidden information under AG Bill Barr has an identical motive: help protect Rod Rosenstein.  That effort continues today with the internal DOJ redactions…

….The problem for Attorney General Bill Barr is not investigating what we don’t know, but rather navigating through what ‘We The People’ are already aware of…. (link)

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692 Responses to FOIA Release of McCabe Memo Highlights Much More Than Rosenstein’s “Wear a Wire” Controversy…

    • Garrison Hall says:

      I think the entirety of the federal government is in revolt against DJT. For decades there’s been an “insider culture” (AKA “Deep State”) that has operated in sync with the UniParty. As the bureaucracies gained more and more power under decades of progressive politics, loyalties slowly shifted away from service the American people to remaining loyal to the bureaucracy itself. Although corrupt this cozy arrangement has gone on for years and years . . . until it was existentially challenged by DJT’s open populism and obvious distrust of and even contempt for DC politics. That the president actually represents the conservative insurrection that elected him instead of the progressive bureaucracies is even more disturbing. Basically, the president is dealing with a federal government that sees itself as representing the true path of the nation . . . and not him . . . and not us.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Garrison,
        Eisenhower called it: “The Military Industrial Complex” and yes it has been in control for a very, very, long time……Decades….

        One of their mantras: (paraphrasing)
        ‘President’s come and go, but we will be here forever”

        The only way to eliminate them is to shut down their institutions. And that….is a very dangerous task….(Kennedy)…But as long as the President continues to put “one of their own” in charge, it will never work.

        They even “planted Sessions.
        He insisted on being the AG, then surprised the President by “recusing” himself…..contributing to this entire mess.

        But….I have noted this previously…below are my suggestions..

        Eliminate the FBI and Clean out Justice.

        The Nuclear Option:

        The FBI should be eliminated and the Dept of Justice cleaned out.
        Their methods and the entire management structure are mostly lawyers and use the FBI and Justice for political reasons only. Their power to take over and control every situation must be stopped.

        FBI/DOJ has been cleansed of USA Patriots and staffed with Social Justice types throughout. Disband the FBI and Justice. Create new agencies.

        Use the US Marshall’s service, the Treasury Department, and the Secret Service in lieu of manning a new agency.

        Two to three agencies will be formed with the below requirements. The State and Local law enforcement agencies can handle most, if not all situations until then.

        Today’s FBI is antiquated and was necessary “before” the advent of technology that communicates issues immediately.

        There are thousands of Americans who are entirely qualified to perform in the new agency. Former law enforcement, former military, and even former FBI.
        Screening should include:
        – Experience
        – Polygraph tests, which will be given yearly.
        – Drug testing, submission of financial records and
        – “Spouses cannot have employment in any associated agencies.”

        Any released Agents or Employees of the former Agencies will have their Security Clearances immediately revoked. To obtain a new Security Clearance, new background investigations will be required.

        Released FBI agents may apply, but must go thru the same procedures.
        • Lawyers are not hired. Only a few for any legal issues.

        DOJ and FISA court will be disbanded.

        A branch of the Supreme Court will be established for any and all FISA applications. Any FISA documents can be viewed by the President at any time.

        The President is in charge of the Law Enforcement Branch as per the Constitution. Any orders from the President must be obeyed immediately

        Anyone in the Holder regime should be put on probation until another complete security investigation is completed. Including lie detector and drug testing.

        No cases / investigation results are classified unless involving “actual” National Security. All investigation should be available within 30 days of incidents.
        No re-dactions to any documents unless involving actual National Security.

        The FBI and Department of Justice Buildings and Headquarters need to be shut down and put Off Limits immediately and NO Individual allowed inside until ALL material / computer files and anything pertaining to the Departments is confiscated.

        Shut them down and also all Department Assistant District Attorneys should be fired.
        This is the only solution that will work.

        The Nuclear Option.

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        • dilonsfo says:

          I agree with all you have said except the short sentence about Kennedy. President Kennedy did not shut anything down but rather continued it via the inserting us in Viet Nam. The entire Kennedy family was built on a criminal empire. Under President Kennedy the CIA continued growing into what it is today by replacing Dulles with McCone who sent hit squads to kill foreign leaders, Whether you agree or don’t agree with the assassination policy it gave the CIA the growth pills to blossom into what it is today.

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          • Brant says:

            The Kennedy reference applies to November 1963, Dallas. Me now. And as a Senator said, “they get you 6 ways to Sunday.” They sure got him…….

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            • Pedro Morales says:

              Bill Barr and Trump made a deal with Rod Rosenstein:
              The Mueller investigation gets shutdown
              The “conclusion” in the Weissman obstruction section was changed by RR
              RR agrees with Barr that there was no case for obstruction
              RR agrees to appear at Barr press conference
              RR role is redacted and he is not in legal jeopardy
              The evidence Sundance outlined was the “leverage” POTUS used on RR to shutdown Mueller. And if Mueller or Weissman objected, then the deal was off and RR gets exposed. So yes, Sundance’s leverage theory was proven correct. On that plane on AF1 is where POTUS made his deal with RR. RR and Mueller skate, but the others are fair game. Lets see if Barr holds up his end.

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              • GB Bari says:

                If PDJT had to make that deal with Barr to get justice, then Sundance is 100% correct in his suspicions & concerns: Bill Barr is far more corrupt and a Deep State puppet than we were led to believe, and Barr deserves no respect from honest people.

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                • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

                  And in making that case, if true, we would have to say that our President is corrupt as well.

                  That is the ultimate discussion we must have: how does this nation remain intact when the institutional pillars are collapsing under the weight of that corruption? Does President Trump allow everything to collapse and then we can “call it a day”? Or does he try to salvage what he can? And do we get to watch the farce? What would this post-apocalypse look like? Christ died on the cross to atone for the sin of the world. I don’t think anything Trump or Barr can do or not do will redeem our country if we go ahead and let this thing collapse right on top of us. But we will have a really short flash of complete satifaction in knowing that we were right to bring it all down.

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                • GB Bari says:

                  Louisiana Tea Rose wrote “And in making that case, if true, we would have to say that our President is corrupt as well.

                  IMHO thats very unfair. PDJT has faced nothing but opposition since getting elected. H’e gotten NO cooperation from the DOJ or the FBI in getting the coup plotters exposed and brought to justice, beyond a few firings and retirements. No fines, no prosecutions, nada.
                  And the corrupt Senate (Mitch McConnell) refuses to approve anyone he nominates who WOULD go after the real criminals in the coup which includes several Senators and Representatives as well as others on their staffs and government employees.

                  The President is in the midst of engineering a series of major trade renegotiations and a global financial reset to greatly benefit the USA and everyone in its well as implement the rest of his MAGA Agenda that he promised in 2016.

                  There is no way I would EVER consider him corrupt in trying to bring the false smear attempts against him to a halt by accepting one of limited choices offered by the AG.
                  As we can see, ending the Muh Russia case via closing the Mueller investigation and Report did not end the attacks and efforts to remove him; that continues to this day.

                  I would hope you might reconsider your statement in light of understanding the President’s relatively limited flexibility in moving forward so as to keep his MAGA promises to us.

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          • GenEarly says:

            Somebody did something to Kennedy. CIA/FIB are lead suspects along with Bi-Partisan agreement from LBJ and HWBush.

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          • TJ says:

            He fired Dulles after the bay of pigs. Dulles would be appointed to the Warren Commission by LBJ to investigate his murder. JFK was murdered shortly after his “peace speech” where he talked about winding down the cold war antagonisms and “talking” with our Soviet enemies about a treaty.

            Excerpt, Commencement Address at the American University, 10 June 1963
            https://www.jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/archives/TNC/TNC-319-EX/TNC-319-EX

            JFK also fired the #2 man at the CIA, closely related to Robert Mueller’s wife. Her granduncle was the mayor of Dallas at the time JFK was murdered.

            The CIA was assassinating and sending agents/informants to their deaths on botched covert ops from the beginning. Most military from the OSS, declined to join after WWII, but there were a few. The third man JFK fired from the CIA, Bissell, was one of them.

            JFK had appointed John McCone, not his first choice, as CIA director to replace Dulles, however, Richard Helms emerged as the real power in the agency. Richard Helms worked in the OSS and became CIA Director of Plans in 1962, running the covert operations of the CIA. Another powerful figure from the OSS to Watergate was, “the ghost”.

            Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
            https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/legacy-of-ashes-tim-weiner/1102811429#/
            The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

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          • SwampRatTerrier says:

            Agreed. Joseph Kennedy was a satanic evil influence on the world.

            Remember he wanted FDR to not help the UK in any way.

            I’d have to refresh my memory, but old Joe may have even been in on the financing of the rise of German Nazism. Many American industrialists and bankers did.

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          Well that sounds simple enough. /s

          Here’s what I’ll do. Today is errand day. My pad of sticky notes will be filled out as follows:

          “FBI & DOJ are corrupt. Clean them out.”

          These little sticky notes get lost everywhere. Newstands. Boxes of cereal. Pharmacy items. Waiting room magazines. Building materials.

          It may sound silly, but real people find them. They’re curious. They talk.

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      • 2Alpha says:

        Yes GH, the once-proud tradition of serving this great country has been corrupted by greed and narcissism. Under President Trump’s leadership, many Congresspeople are choosing to leave government service because the easy money is drying up. That why they hate him.
        Harry Truman told the truth: “You can’t get rich in politics unless you’re a crook.”

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      • Bubby says:

        GH and that “power” gained leads to corruption which leads to the honey pot – money! When unelected bureaucrats can work for the DOJ/FBI/IC/DOS and become multimillionaires without creating anything new or by working hard “loyal to the bureacracy” is the end result. No different than the way so many in Congress exit as multimillionaires by loyalty to the uniparty. What Joe Biden did for his son in nothing new, skimming off millions of our foreign aid or getting kickbacks for favorable deals is endemic in DC! I pray that God is using President Trump to not only expose all this corruption but be able to end it. Godspeed President Trump!

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        True, true.

        RE: “..For decades there’s been an “insider culture” (AKA “Deep State”)…”

        AND THEY’VE BEEN STEALING U.S. (We the People) BLIND all those decades too!!!!!

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        RE: “loyalties slowly shifted away from service to the American people to remaining loyal to the bureaucracy itself…”

        Think an honest historical fact check will show that those hired-help QUICKLY switched allegiance to the Deep State Bureaucracies of Evil.

        It’s been LONG known in Management that most people in charge of departments JUST LOVE TO EMPIRE BUILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        That is almost always a bad thing for everyone connected with that org, except for the self-serving, self-enriching Empire Builders!!!!!!!

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    • James Carpenter says:

      If Barr plays the bagpipes and Sessions played a flute, what do you suppose Tom Fitton as our AG might play?
      I’m thinking, a BAZOOKA!

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  1. Uncle Max says:

    And these jerk forced/ demanded that Sessions recuse himself… and allow the most conflicted people to be in charge of their own scheme….. and none of the ” good folks ” at DOJ said bumpkis. All these career DOJ folks, milling around and being consulted on Sessions must recuse… and yet by doing so, hand the whole package nicely right into the hands of the ” team “. Nice.

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    • Dutchman says:

      U.M.,
      The people telling Sessions to recuse WERE active participants in the coup.
      They handed it to THEMSELVES.

      And Mueller was the one that was ready to accept the SC job “right way”; he was NOT a ‘figurehead’, he was a willing participant, eager even.

      And his Oval Office visit was the,start of the investigation, even before formally appointed.

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      • sundance says:

        Correct. And we have the documents to prove it.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        I do think this is an effort to protect RR at this point.
        I’m just not sure why.
        My issue is this:

        Why did Barr force shut down of the SCO office when he did…..or at all?
        He could have just played his bagpipes……
        and let Mueller go on…and on ….and on.
        (POTUS still stuck not being able to declassify anything……”cuz obstruction”)

        And dare Trump to fire him too.
        (Hell maybe Graham would have even proposed a BARR-MUELLER PROTECTION ACT)

        Furthermore at this very moment…..
        Barr could be adding “Trump-Ukranian Collusion”
        to his buddy Bob’s already bountiful buffet.

        That is if he would even need to ADD it……
        as RR scoped in “Ukraine” in his AUG 2 Memo

        Whitaker’s interview with Tucker also indicates accusations that
        “Rod Rosenstein suggested wearing a wire” would have been considered
        “EXTRAORDINARY” at the executive level of the DOJ
        (Matt used that word at least 4 times)
        I suppose the DAG
        Suggesting an overthrow of a President using the 25th Amendment
        would be considered that too.
        McCabe reiterated that accusation on 60 Minutes, the night before Barr’s first full official day on the job.
        I think it’s a safe bet Barr noticed.

        While I certainly can come up with multiple nefarious reasons for these redactions
        I can equally come up with a few non-nefarious strategic ones as well.

        It should come into focus post IG FISA report.

        And if POTUS engages in a declassification fight with Barr….we’ll have our answer.

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        • The Boss says:

          “And if POTUS engages in a declassification fight with Barr….we’ll have our answer.”

          THIS is the tell. Everything else at this point, reasonably inferred or conjectured, does not and cannot truly prove what’s in Barr’s mind or anyone else’s insofar as redactions are concerned. Granted the redactions don’t inspire confidence, but we’re in the same boat as Barr. We know plenty, we’re learning plenty, but we don’t know what we don’t know.

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        • Dutchman says:

          I am not sure Barr ‘forced’ the end of Mueller investigation.

          I THINK circumstances did. The whole idea of Mueller/Weisman, was that it would bait PDJT into firing, triggering an impeachment.

          They were SO confident they WOULD be able to do this, that it never occured to them ;
          “SUPPOSE he DOESN’T fire us?
          What then? Whats our ‘exit strategy’, our ‘plan B’?

          They HAD none. Its obvious from the report, they never intended to actually write a report, it was cobbled together.

          By the time Barr appointment DECISION was made, the higher ups who ordered the coup attempt concluded “It ain’t working, he isn’t going to fire, and its only downside to keep mueller going.”
          So, Barr was their exit strategy/plan B. Their messy closing down of Mueller is clear evidence of the lack of foresight (what happens if he doesn’t fire?) AND their realisation they HAD to shut it down, somehow.

          In effect, Barr was patting Weismann on the back, and saying “you did your best, for six innings, go ice your shoulder. I got this!”

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            Thanks Dutch

            Seems like a lot of unnecessary actions.

            Why do they even need an exit strategy?
            They didn’t NEED to shut this down.

            Other than Trump……who iwas there in authority or even pushing to end Mueller’s Investigation at all?
            The SENATE was SILENT on the matter.
            And the Dems run the House.

            There was NO expiration date.
            He could have gone on forever and in fact is the SWAMP’s BEST insurance policy on the off chance that Trump wins a second term as Mueller was already deemed “UNTOUCHABLE”.

            Barr didn’t need to pat Weissman on the back all he had to do…..

            WAS AGREE WITH HIM THAT TRUMP COMMITTED OBSTRUCTION.

            There is NO WAY Trump would have survived both
            1) A “neutral” special counsel and
            2) His OWN “HAND-PICKED” ATTORNEY GENERAL’s

            finding that he had “obstructed justice”

            Slam Dunk for the UniParty and
            Trump would already be gone.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Well, I ‘see’ it differently, and apperently ‘they’ did, too.

              This whole thing was ‘ad hoc’, and reactive rather than truly ‘pro-active’.

              I guess the answer to your question, ultimately is US.

              The ‘plan’ didn’t work. Despite going to outrageous lengths, like raiding Cohen, they weren’t able to get “Trump” to fire them.

              And, despite Stormy, and leaks which invariably turned out to be untrue, they were unable to ‘shake’ DJT’s hard core supporters, who WOULD in fact continue to support him, even if he,shot someone in times square in broad daylight.

              THOSE, I believe were the two goals. Some say covering up evidence, and yes as long as Mueller was ongoing, the ‘muh ongoing investigation’ was an EXCUSE to delay I.G. reports, or stonewall Congressional investigations. But, a rather lame excuse, actually.

              Anyway, I think they detirmined that it had reach its ‘sell by’ date; it was starting to stink.

              THEY detirmined it wasn’t working in its two primary goals of eroding support, or getting him to fire. On the first, it was proving counter productive, as many who don’t support his policies, were starting to percieve it as an unwarranted witch hunt.

              So, they decided to cut their losses, and try to get what they could out of it.

              You want to argue the decision, argue with THEM, not me.

              Anyway, thats my take, now.

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              • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

                Thanks Dutch!

                Bill Barr could have come out on that Sunday morning and said these simple words:

                “There was no colluson…..
                however there was obstruction”

                And this would all be done ALREADY.

                Why?
                Because virtually NO ONE F**CKIN READ THE MUELLER REPORT ANYWAY

                If there is 5% of the people on this website that did I’d be amazed.
                And WAY less than that in the general population.

                If you’re “cut their losses” theory is right then it’s probably worse now.

                Wanna go to dark places?

                We haven’t seen the scope memos so we don’t know if ALL of Mueller’s investigative trails were even completed BY MUELLER.
                We don’t know If his report has ALL THE CHAPTERS.

                Bill Barr may have taken THOSE excluded chapters and given them to DURHAM
                In fact given him more.
                Bill Barr may himself be “wearing the wire” NOW.
                ALL UNDER THE AUSPICES of being “Trump’s AG.”

                Horowitz whitewashes the FISA abuse
                And Barr/Durham come out in the Spring doing their best Brutus and Cassius imitation by announcing

                “Not only was the investigation properly predicated…..WE found the collusion”

                If Barr is Bondo he’s there to remove Trump himself….as they can’t take the chance Trump wins again and releases Barr.

                How’s that for a happy ending?

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                • Dutchman says:

                  On the,…ignorance of the electorate. I agree, even most of CONgress didn’t read it.

                  Several weeks ago, during the Iowa fair, IIRC, Sundance posted a video of an ‘average voter’ attending.
                  You should find and watch it. The voter says “summarising”;

                  I’m a lifelong Democrat voter, not a,”Trumper”, didn’t vote for him in 2016, don’t like his demeanor, and don’t agree with many of his policies,..but.

                  I will vote for him in 2020. Why?
                  1)Cause he has been good on economy and jobs.
                  2) Cause he DOES,what he says he is going to do.
                  3) Cause I initially believed this,whole Russia thing, but it,was a HOAX. They tried to run him out of office, JUST cause they didn’t LIKE him, and thats just plain WRONG!

                  Now, the video doesn’t show, but its a pretty safe bet this guy has no idea who Fusion gps or nellie ohr are. He hasn’t followed all the many unraveling threads Sundance has laid out for us.

                  And, my point is,…
                  It doesn’t MATTER! He gets it, on the far more fundamental level, where MOST all people actually make their decisions, including who to vote for; the subconscious level, STRONGLY influenced by emotion.

                  The ‘average, lo-fo voter’ GETS it; there is a fundamental injustice going on, and that strikes a deep, visceral chord in ALL of us.

                  And perhaps THAT,answers your question; the Mueller investigation was shut down because its continueing was making this fundamental injustice obvious, and so was counter productive.

                  It was causing people, like the man in the video, to see “This is just plain WRONG, and even tho I don’t like,”Trump”, it doesn’t matter. He is being treated unfairly.
                  If I vote for his opponent, I am supporting this unfairness, this,…public lynching.

                  This is an extremely valuable narrative, going into a campaign, and the only thing that would put it in peril, is indictments of the coupists, between now and election day.

                  In fact, my theory is the ploy of McCabe suing for wrongful termination; Judge, prosecutors and his lawyers manipulate to get a ruling in his favor, JUST before the election.

                  Its overturned on appeal, but doesn’t matter. It affirms that “Trump” fired McCabe and Comey,…cause he didn’t LIKE them.
                  See, much of this battle is being fought on the subconscious level; thats,why, for instance the drumbeat of msm.
                  Unfortunately for his opponents, the subconscious is where DJT LIVES; he is an unparalleled MASTER of “branding” which is ALL about subconscious associations.

                  And he is, and will continue to run rings,around them in that,arena.

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                • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

                  Sounds like what CNN Martin Savage found in northern MN.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Yrs, exactly. Doubt those people in Minnesota knew all the nuances, and characters in this bad cross between macbeth and the twilite zone, but they ‘get it’, nonetheless, and are voting TRUMP.

                  Oh, and inham omar, or whatever the cluck her name is, is a GIFT! They want to vote TWICE for PDJT; Once ‘for’ him, and a second time AGAINST her! Lol

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    • Redzone says:

      In the last sentence of the 2nd paragraph, McCabe says he informed DAG Rosenstein that because of the DAG’s role in the matter, he thought the DAG would be a witness in this matter.

      As a “witness” in this matter, doesn’t that mean RR was required to recuse himself from this matter? And, it was discussed and memorialized in writing at the start of the Special Counsel that they actually had this discussion.

      People have argued all along that RR could not oversee the Special Counsel investigation because he was a witness. Now we know McCabe told RR this from the beginning. Why would someone not redact that comment from McCabe’s memo?

      If the Head of the FBI tells you you’re a witness, you’re a witness. I must be missing something or (a) this sentence would have been redacted or (b) someone was giving RR a black eye.

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      As I understand it, the DOJ isn’t in the Constitution. Is that correct?

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  2. American says:

    President Trump needs to convene a peacetime military tribunal for all federal employees who committed crimes in the coverup/coup/pay-to-play and the elected representatives who participated and orchestrated it.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      The whole concept of military tribunals regarding elected officials – that’s not how this country works, that’s stuff for dictatorships. Where did this idea start that elected officials are subject to military tribunals, incarcerations in places like Guantanamo Bay? Is US Government not taught in our public schools anymore?

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      • MustangBlues says:

        Punishing the guilty is where it started; the communist elected officials and their bureaucratic gang, do not police themselves and make a mockery of fairness and justice;

        so the military needs to step in and charge and try and
        convict the elite corruptocrats, and
        give them some hard time to get their minds right.

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        • bessie2003 says:

          But this is not how it works in our country. The military has no jurisdiction over elected officials. How is this even a thing?

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          • ezpz2 says:

            Could it have something to do with a certain letter in the alphabet that thinks it’s Nostradamus?

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          • Newhere says:

            No, it’s not how it works in our country, and most of these replies are purely emotional.

            The only weak thread of actual law that I’ve heard of as a supposed basis for this military tribunal thing stems from old laws that mutated during the “war on terror” into contorted and Constitutionally dubious tools of dictatorship, allowing the president to unilaterally declare US citizens enemy combatants, whether or not they’re on a battlefield, and even to execute them based on solely the president’s judgment and with no judicial review (thank John Brennan and Barack Obama for that one). Beyond or aside from that, I have no idea what makes anyone think the administration is going to suddenly announce military tribunals or could justify doing so under the Constitution. Given that so far even lawmakers on OUR side go on cable news, after the basic incriminating facts have been a matter of public record for at least two years, to say things like “if the truth comes out” and “I hope AG Barr gets to the bottom of it” — I think the prospect of military tribunals is quite the stretch.

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            • JoeMeek says:

              Military Tribunals of American citizens would mean we become a Banana Republic.

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            • Ranger4 says:

              You have forgotten the exchange with Lindsay Graham and Brett Kavanaugh at the hearings about military justice?

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              • GB Bari says:

                In that exchange, Sen. Graham highlighted (and Kavanaugh acknowledged) the Law of Armed Conflict, under which Americans who collaborate with an enemy MAY be prosecuted (i.e., using military tribunals), as opposed to being prosecuted under criminal law.

                That exchange did NOT – as too many have asserted in error – establish that Americans who sought to undermine a political opponent using the tools of the government (i.e., ill-begotten FISA warrants and/or general spying and illegal NSA database inquiries) could be prosecuted under the Law of Armed Conflict. But if those same coup conspirators collaborated with a designated “enemy” of the U.S. in so doing, they MIGHT be subject to such prosecution, according to Kavanaugh’s testimony.

                AFAIK, none of the Five Eyes partners are our enemies, nor is Ukraine. But Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, plus anyone associated with the Taliban, ISIS, or any known and so-designated terror organizations might be classified as enemies for this purpose, and I’m not even sure about all of them.

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          • donna kovacevic says:

            Nothing seems to work on the up and up in your country, so how else would you get all these corrupt, evil bozos that did everything illegal possible to attack the POTUS. BS with that is not how it works, clean out the garbage by any means possible, as they did just that to the President. Once the govna is flushed out one can start from the beginning and do things according to your Constitution. If nothing is done because that is not how it is Supposed to work, forget that America will be THE laughing stock the Biggest in the world. PDJT did not deserve this and many of us outsiders have always asked why do they hate him so much and what has he done that is criminal. I will tell you what, he should have never even thought of becoming the POTUS, enjoyed the fruits of his hard labor and enjoyed the rest of the life that our Lord has given him, because America does not deserve a man that is honest, hard working, is a true Patriot. It would have already been a banana republic and you are hanging on by a thread if nothing is done. I adore the president love him, his family and in my fantasy I wish Canada had him. We are much kinder to each other even in the political spectrum, no evil grrr banditos that most of your goverment is made up of. Sorry for the rant but this even affects people that are not American, we see a good man destroyed daily. I say to clean it up is a metak to the head of all the ones involved in these plots, don’t care R D black, white purple green all one word evil. God Bless PDJT.

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            • Dekester says:

              Cheers Donna K,

              A fellow Canadian out here in B.C.agrees with your post.

              Our country has many warts, and is fortunate to have the U.S. as a benevolent neighbour.

              Our family are huge PDJT supporters, and as I have stated several times, we attended two of his rallies in Washington State. Experiences we will never forget.

              That said, the U.S. as a leader in the free world is not to be trusted sans PDJT.

              Without a handful of patriots PDJT would be out of office, and some of his family in serious legal jeopardy, see Manafort, Stone and Flynn.

              McConnel, Burr, Blunt, Ryan, Sessions were all in on this. Still are.

              The various committees in the Senate and Congress are all corrupt, and an utter embarrassment.

              The good news Is we now know thanks to Sundance, Tom Fitton, Peter Schweitzer and Sidney Powell and others what is really going on.

              Their gig is up…trust is gone.

              God bless PDJT

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            Bessie,

            The DOJ/ FBI are not elected officials.

            Most are assigned by the DOJ/FBI

            And most all “Treason” is judged by military tribunals.

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            • bessie2003 says:

              The United States military is under the command of CIVILIAN authorities – you know this. Military Tribunals are not established for trying civilian crimes, only for military crimes. You know this, right Gunny?

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              • 🍺Gunny66 says:

                Bessie,

                Well….yes I do…..and I am afraid you are wrong again…

                The Military Commissions Act of 2006 grants the President or the SecDef the authority to establish a tribunal that determines whether an individual is an Unlawful Enemy Combatant. If the tribunal determines the individual to be an Unlawful Enemy Combatant, their ass belongs to the military. They may be detained and tried before a military tribunal for the crimes they committed that caused them to be declared Unlawful Enemy Combatants.
                (That means that even as US Citizens, they have no recourse to civilian courts.)

                As we now know, appointed tribunals can declare US citizens Unlawful Enemy Combatants based on their corruption or human rights abuses and place them in military detention for trial before a military tribunal. That means Gitmo WILL be available to deal with the swamp creatures. Detention. Military Tribunals. Meat sandwiches.

                All pieces are now in place to start taking the pieces off the board. The financial action authority to freeze their funds was issued on Dec. 17th. The authorization to start detaining them was issued just before the SOTU and ensured Gitmo would be available. But who pays attention to EO’s these days?

                Have a nice day…..

                https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/02/02/civilian-court-or-military-tribunal/

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                • bessie2003 says:

                  Thank you for the link. I will read it, and save it for future reference.

                  Open this door against politicians and that will be the very end of this experiment known as the United States of America. There would be no coming back.

                  I appreciate the link.

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                • bessie2003 says:

                  With your link was able to find the title of that act and find the text for it, in order to read it (sorry, not buying anything that letter of the alphabet individual is pushing), here is the text to the act, so again, thank you for this lead.

                  https://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/PL-109-366.pdf

                  From the opening or preamble it seems to only be applicable in areas where martial law has been declared to be in effect.

                  Now THAT would be interesting to see happen on U.S. soil.

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                • bessie2003 says:

                  Just did a cursory speed reading – people who think that this Military Commissions Act of 2006 gives the ability to create military tribunals for citizens of the United States really, really, really should read the text of the actual law and not the manipulatives of those who like certain letters of the alphabet.

                  Section 948c – Persons subject to military commissions: “any alien unlawful enemy combatant is subject to trial by military commission under this chapter.”

                  the definition of Alien is at 948a Definitions: 2C – The term ‘alien’ means a person who is not a citizen of the United States.

                  reading further all judgments are, found at 950g – Subject to review by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit AND the Supreme Court.

                  Not one word in the entire text mentions that any United States citizen is subject to this law.

                  Crazy world.

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        • oldumb says:

          So a police state…

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      • oldumb says:

        Exactly. Good way to split the country for generations.

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      • James says:

        Because they are US government employees who attempted to OVER THROW THE D@MN government, civilian trials and incarceration are not the remedy…

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        • Judith says:

          They know this. They wish *we* didn’t. But we DO.

          These coup plotters indisputably conspired and colluded with FOREIGN ENTITIES to overthrow our government and remove our duly-elected President. And that, my friends, is TREASON.

          The death penalty for Federal crimes was recently reinstated. TREASON is a Federal crime punishable by death.

          To these coup plotters, this reality is death by a thousand cuts. It is Chinese water torture. It’s that swinging blade in the Edgar Allen Poe tale. Is it any wonder that RR perspired so profusely at AG Barr’s press conference.

          Quoth the Raven, as well as our VSGPDJT: “NEVER MORE!!”

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      • 2013gti says:

        It was started by the “Trust the Plan” nutters and their single letter named false messiah.

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      • richard verney says:

        @bessie2003
        You are right that this is not a matter for Military Tribunals, but likewise it is not a matter for politically biased and deep swamp DC Tribunals either.

        These government officials should face justice not in deep state territory like DC, but rather in the middle of the country, say in a state which voted approximately 50/50 Republican/Democrat and where there is not a one sided political bias.

        All that one wants to see is equal justice under the law. that means that all players, whichever side of the political debate, should be treated in like manner, and it means that Tribunals must be neutral and without bias one way or the other. Only then can there be equal justice.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        I agree. However, I think desperation leads people to contemplate what should, in a functioning Republic, be so repugnant as to be unthinkable.
        One clear memory I have is that in the aftermath of the Kennedy assasination a Cuban refugee said to his wife, “Now the military will step in.” To his surprise, there was an orderly trandition.
        Military tribunals are a very, very bad idea… When those chickens come home to roost, they are vultures

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      • Allard Otten says:

        What do you do when being a witness or juror becomes a death sentence?

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      • Bessie,
        “Is US Government not taught in our public schools anymore?”

        We do Constitution classes throughout the country. I send emails soliciting Political Science professors from time to time.

        Get this:
        One professor from Texas A&M replied that they do not teach “swamp water” subjects like that at A&M.

        Another from the Air Force Academy replied, “Unfortunately, I m not interested in promoting material to students intended to serve partisan goals.”

        I think that pretty well answers your question!! According to the Political Science instructors, the Constitution is partisan swamp water!!

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        • bessie2003 says:

          Thank you for sharing this. It sure explains what’s happened,

          Civics, US Government, even shop classes, things that teach people the means of individual rights and responsibilities, freedoms and consequences, and how the individual finds ways to express them, taken out of the classroom. Heads filled with this climate gibberish taught with the false idea that the only way things get done is by tantrum.

          It’s like watching a dearly loved one slowly bleed to death while people, desperate to try anything (like illegal military tribunals) run around like chickens with their heads cut off thinking this will stem the bleeding, when we have a perfectly capable specialist at the helm fighting to get his nurses and assistants (the cabinet, the heads of agencies) to hand him the necessary scalpels and suture materials to actually mend the wound.

          Crazy time.

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      • We are officialy in state of war against -JIHADISTS since 09/11/2001 if you did not notice…

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        • bessie2003 says:

          And how does this mean holding military tribunals against citizens? I just don’t remember seeing that in the Constitution, or any of Its Amendments, given that the military is under civilian command. Maybe I missed that class.

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      • Cam Heck says:

        Given the lack of justice, and the state the country is in, clearly nothing but socialism and climate change are taught in schools. So, what does one do when justice falls apart at the hands of tyranny? We can grab our guns, but we all know we’d land in jail. The military, however would not. So, that’s how that works- now that government by the people, for the people, does not.

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    • TruthnnnFreedom says:

      I’m pretty sure Trump isn’t stupid. I’m glad he has a lot of patience and doesn’t freak out like many..
      According to CTH Trump must be an oblivious dummy…

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    • 2Alpha says:

      Interesting… I think the only way Military Tribunals would apply would be under existing Piracy Law…
      18 U.S. Code § 1652.Citizens as pirates
      https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1652

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  3. bessie2003 says:

    So the coup continues. This isn’t over yet is it.

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    • Not a single prosecution has begun against any coup member. They remain un-dinged, unimpeded, and unbridled to repeat the same type of behavior in the future.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        Kakav future (What) are you talking about, they are still at it as we speak, we don’t need to wait its happening right before our eyes in real time.No worries about the future there will not be one as you know it. Barr is a govnar in my humble opinion and he is helping the higher up criminals by protecting them. Never trusted Barr from day One it is easily visible to anyone that wants to see. Sundance just provided more information to support that claim. My question is why he inserted him bagpipes into this circus, history will not be kind to him. Swamp, swamp.

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Sorry should say “his bagpipes”. God Bless PDJT, God Bless Sundance.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Never trusted Barr from day One it is easily visible to anyone that wants to see.

          Curious.
          Why didn’t Barr just play his bagpipes from day one?
          Easiest way to do nothing is to
          DO NOTHING

          Let Mueller continue.
          Never mention spying.
          And dare Trump to fire him.

          Can’t fire Barr. Can’t fire Mueller
          Can’t declassify cuz obstruction
          He literally would have POTUS right where he wanted him
          AND
          Probably be adding “Trump-Ukrainian collusion” to Mueller’s task list as we speak

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        • Donna – sound /music of bagpipes- been used past before military(Scotland/GB) action so we do not know what Honorable judge Barr.. got on his sleeves only VSG/ESG PDJT knows…..

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        • Peppurr says:

          I don’t really know, but, I took it as Barr blowing hot air..

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    • David A says:

      “Bill Barr to protect a corrupt endeavor that encompasses Rod Rosenstein.”

      More and more “The three amigos” retirement party speaks volumes.

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    • Raptors2020 says:

      The truly revolutionary phase of the Coup ended with Comey’s firing. The FBI remains cancerous with insurgents. As Sundance informed us, Blasey Ford was closely tied to FBI employees, past and present.

      President Trump needs to go Alinsky on the FBI: pick a target and personalize it. Demand very publicly that Christopher Wray release the Strzok/Page text messages. Make it all about Wray. Something huge must be in those texts (assassination talk?). Fire Wray, and release the texts. Create a strong link in the public’s mind between the FBI’s Wray and the pervasive FBI wickedness.

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  4. Dutchman says:

    Once?,…happenstance.

    Twice?,…Coincidence.

    Third time? Barrs a CLEANER, and Durhams another Huber.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      That’s what it’s starting to look like.

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    • Newhere says:

      Watching this unfold in painstaking detail since 2016, the hardest part is swallowing again and again that the despite the gestures and machinations of our justice system, the coup isn’t actually on defense–hiding and covering its tracks–but is still very much on offense, working against the public and against an elected president, ruthlessly in broad daylight.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Well, the offence IS their defence. Yes, they are continueing to attack PDJT, and try to drive him from office, because he is an existential threat to them.

        He was such a threat, ever since he took the escalator ride, and he will remain such a threat, so long as he is in the,Oval office.

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        • Newhere says:

          What do you think about 2020? When I look at the democrat field, it’s as if they’re not even *trying* to field a plausible candidate. And yet, winning would seem to be priority #1, to extinguish the existential threat.

          My theory has been that sure they want to win, but it has to be with a controllable candidate, or else it’s a pyrrhic victory. Thus, the clown car. Or maybe they’re that dumb.

          And what about McConnell. This whole thing about dropping on the senate floor that Burr is seeking a closed-door meeting with the whistle-blower seems like a tell; McConnell has never lifted the sword of damocles from PDJT re impeachment; the whole swamp seems mobilized in a do-or-die, final run on taking him down, with this Ukraine dust-up seeming like Russiagate on speed. I wonder what the stand-off is between Trump and McConnell, and if it breaks in Trump’s favor, if maybe we’ll finally start to see SOMETHING happen.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Regarding “the Dems”, if you look at it,as Dems vs. Reps it makes little sense.
            If you look at it as Uniparty, it helps. They will control ANY one who gets into the Oval Office, except the current occupant.
            So, from a Uniparty view, what letter is after their name, R or D, doesn’t matter.

            And yes, this real battle in D.C., from the outset, hasn’t been between “Trump vs. Pelosi”; its ALWAYS been “Trump vs. McConnell”.
            And its an existential battle; if the organisational structure of the Uniparty control over Congress isn’t shattered, the Globalists win.
            I say that cause McConnell could retire tomorrow, and wouldn’t mean a thing.
            Harry Reid retired, people come and go, but the corruption remains.

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            • Newhere says:

              So how does the Uniparty recapture control of the presidency with such a pathetic field of D challengers? Splitting with a 3d party? Stealing it?

              Is McConnell just waiting for Trump to become unpopular enough to activate his minions in favor of impeachment? At a certain point would McConnell decide it’s worth it to blow up the republican party with impeachment, if he thought it was the only way to prevent a second term? What’s funny is …. the most likely person to emerge from the rubble of impeachment and win the next election is Donald Trump!

              Jeez, his whole fate (and ours) hangs on few percentage points. 52%. That might be all that holds McConnell at bay. It can’t be blackmail, because as you point out — take out McConnell and the Uniparty merely replaces its limb and the same dynamics survive. We’re like the crowd in The Gladiator.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Your on the real nub of it here.
                WE are PDJT ‘s poloitical strength.
                Its why it is said that Impeachment is a political, not legal, process. If the POTUS doesn’t have the support of a significant base (US) he can be impeached for any reason.

                Thats why, all along its been an attempt to come up with an excuse THAT WE WOULD ACCEPT, for Republicons voting to impeach.

                Hence, the leaks of fake news,are designed to erode his,support. They are aimed at US.
                And yes, the irony of the boomerang effect is that the more they attack him, the more they expose themselves.

                Pay no attention to polls that show anyone beating him, they are absurd.
                “94% of REPUBLICAN VOTERS support PDJT. THAT is HIS “Insurance policy”, and with that kind of support, the Republicans in Congress CAN NOT voteto impeach.

                As for their play, to me they are desperate, flailing and got nothing.
                Sure they will try 3 rd party candidates, primary challenges with splitters, even crashing the economy or foreign entanglements.
                Nothing will work, IMO, but they ‘gotta try’. He has lured them into quicksand; the more they struggle, the worse it is for them.
                But, with no ‘help’ coming, they feel compelled to keep struggling. THEY are the instrument of their own destruction.

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                • Newhere says:

                  So interesting. I get furious watching their efforts, and seeing deluded people become even more deluded; but you’re right, it may work, but it doesn’t work on ENOUGH people, and for those who are impervious, it is has the complete opposite effect — every new attempt boomerangs, strengthens our resolve, and we may not be winning converts among the lost, but there are enough of us to hold a majority and it drives them crazy. Because it’s a dynamic they can’t shift, and it means they’ve already lost. One of the more hopeful ways of seeing things than I’ve had in a long while — because when you’ve got the fundamentals, the daily machinations are easier to handle.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  PERZACTLY, Newhere!
                  You have achieved a MAJOR breakthru, in ATTITUDE.
                  I hope others on this sight and elsewhere can grasp what you are saying, cause it is ESSENTIAL!
                  As I alluded earlier, the ‘leaks’ from Mueller, than turned out to be either totally bogus, or an intentional spin, the whole point of ‘stormy/avanatti’, and the constant drumbeat of MSM orange man bad, is to try to break down our resolve.
                  To try to undermine PDJT’s POLITICAL ‘strength’ because without that, Impeachment becomes possible.

                  They aren’t trying to make a case for Repubs in Congress to be willing to say they would impeach, they already HAVE the votes, contingent on us ACCEPTING them.
                  THATS what they don’t have, and your right that its driving them CRAZY that they can’t GET us.
                  Getting discouraged by the fake polls, the constant drumbeat, is LETTING THEM WIN! DON’T fall for it.

                  The Dems can’t win at the ballot box, they have expended everything on this impeachment gambit, which hasn’t and can’t work.

                  Just like the CCP, the EU, and everyone who contests DJT, they ALL have that same stupid look on their face, and same conversation.

                  “HAH! NOW we have,Trump RIGHT where he wants us!,…wah,…er,…HEY!
                  HOW the HELL does he DO that?!!!”
                  The Globalists CAN’T win, and can’t survive unless they win.
                  There can be no ‘peace treaty’, no ‘Deal’. Either in the,swamp, or with CCP, or with EU.
                  EXISTENCEial battle. Either they destroy HIM, or he WILL, by his continued presence in the Oval office, destroy THEM.

                  And they can’t drive him out, or ‘beat’ him at the ballot box, so long as we remain strong.
                  Hence, while I am very pessimistic with regard to Barr, I am very OPTIMISTIC about DJT. He is a winner. That they are pulling out ALL the stops, with Republicon leadership exposing themselves, means THEIR assesment is they can NOT prevail with him getting a second term.

                  Otherwise, they would not have jumped the shark in such an obvious and extreme manner, all in an effort to take him out.

                  We ARE winning.

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          • The Demon Slick says:

            McConnell made a lot of money from China. And the rest he got from Tom Donahue.

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          • JoAnn Leichliter says:

            I suspect the urgency of the Ukraine dustup has to do with the fact that in reality it was the Democrats that were the object of Ukranian assistance. This is the “accuse them of our sins” counterattack.

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        • Ray Runge says:

          Dutchman, that Durham has shown no activity that would distinguish him from Huber struck me on the long Monday walk. That is my current question. What do we know about Durham’s efforts thus far that would clearly display that he is performing an actual criminal investigation more than Huber performed?

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      • wightmanfarm says:

        And yet, Trump keeps appointing the swamp.

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        • Newhere says:

          Undeniably true, but the question is why. So much we can’t see/don’t know; but from what we can see and know — think, McConnell.

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      The Wolf….. .”Pulp Fiction”……The old man……”Better Call Saul”

      Cleaners…….So is Barr…..Make it look like nothing ever happened

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      • Dutchman says:

        Ha. I LOVE Saul, but yeah. What they need, but apperently don’t HAVE, is a cleaner like in 3 days of the Condor.
        If they did, it would require a whole crew, cause its a big mess!

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Dutch
      While I don’t like to double post I respect you’re opinion so I’ll ask you.
      I’m curious for your answer because I can’t come up with one on my own.

      Why didn’t Barr just play his bagpipes from day one?
      Easiest way to do nothing is to
      DO NOTHING

      Let Mueller continue.
      Never mention spying.
      And dare Trump to fire him.

      Barr can bury Horowitz’s findings with a false summary and toot from his pipes.
      And POTUS
      Can’t fire Barr. (Trump’s “hand-picked AG:)
      Can’t fire Mueller
      Can’t declassify
      All because of “obstruction”
      Any of which would automatically trigger calls for impeachment
      by UniParty REPUBLICANS
      Barr would have POTUS trapped right where he wanted him
      AND
      Probably be adding “Trump-Ukrainian collusion” to Mueller’s task list as we speak

      So why all the theater when it’s completely unnecessary?

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      • Dutchman says:

        Not a problem. My answer is that Mueller had ‘shot his wad’, and that it had reached a point at which there were only diminishing returns, in keepung it going.
        They went far farther than they initially planned, in trying to ‘trigger’ PDJT into firing them, all the cases were bogus, and that was becoming more obvious by the day.

        They had to get out, and take what benefit they could, hence the mueller testimony fiasco.

        It wasn’t working, it only had downside to keep it going, find an exit strategy.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          I responded above.
          But there were no diminishing returns be
          cause there was no Congressional outcry of any measure…..calling for Mueller to wrap it up.

          So Barr could have just let Mueller keep going and in fact adding “scopes” as requested….

          like the recent Ukrainian thing

          Add to that Barr could have just agreed with Mueller’s findings and this would all be done by now.

          Just not seeing the purpose of all the seemingly unnecessary gymnastics

          Unless Barr simply wants the glory of taking down Trump himself.

          Which if Barr is BONDO would be part of his plot.
          They cannot take the chance that Trump wins re-election and replaces Barr when he does.

          Certainly by then Trump will have realized that Barr bamboozled him by Barr’s inaction and non usage of the declassification authority he was given.

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  5. Elric VIII says:

    It is apparent that we need some patriots with flamethrowers to help clean out the swamp. It seems that our laws are not capable of dealing with the bad guys/girls.

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    • Newhere says:

      I guess there’s no such thing as a nation of laws. They’re always only as just and effective as the human beings wielding them.

      Liked by 1 person

    • oldumb says:

      Our “laws” are, our “rules” are not.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        i don’t see the laws being enforced against the DS. Who will do the prosecuting? The corrupt DOJ? The Obama judges? Clinton judges? The brain-dead sub-human IQs sitting on juries in the DC circuit? There will never be any justice if we rely on the same system to give it to us that took it away from us.

        Something about a tree of liberty needing to be watered comes to mind…..That Jefferson, such a prescient character.

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        • oldumb says:

          POTUS is remaking the judiciary. Yeah. The tree of liberty should be watered by the people – not the army. Reforms take time and effort. We have a lot of work to do after decades of neglect. No easy way out.

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    • 2Alpha says:

      Time and place Elric… Time and place…

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  6. Republicanvet91 says:

    Question is, why would Barr protect Rosenstein? Is it to continue the narrative that there was Russian collusion warranting a Special Counsel appointment?

    It would seem Barr was and is aware of Rosensteins actions, and there was plenty of discussion when Barr forced him to stand next to him during that press conference, but I don’t recall reasons why Barr would do this.

    What good is protecting Muh Instatushuns! if they are known to be thoroughly rotten and corrupt?

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    • Angel Martin says:

      Because, eventually, the institution becomes an end in itself.

      Also, (an important insight from Steve Bannon) all of these people derive their status from the high positions in the institutions they hold/held. If it crashes and burns, so does their “prestige”.

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    • dallavise says:

      I’m having a hard time with Barr being a black hat. Maybe he struck a deal with Rosenstein for cooperation. Too many pieces missing. I can’t imagine the coverup being this broad. I hope not.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Question is, why would Barr protect Rosenstein?

      Probably gonna get hammered by the
      Bagpipe Bondo Barr crowd who have already made up their minds
      and have already seen the future
      Oh well.

      I believe a case can be made that RR is cooperating.
      (And NO I’m not playing the White Hat/Black Hat game)

      I think RR wears a “Rod Rosenstein Colored Hat”

      RR was not around when this OPERATION started in 2015-16.
      (Again NOT saying that RR DID NOT actively participate–he clearly did)

      That fact may be the bit of daylight for him to cling to
      to have made a deal
      as the coup started falling apart and POTUS gained an upper hand.

      And if he did….
      that could be a reason to protect RR
      AND EVIDENCE
      at this point.

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  7. TruthnnnFreedom says:

    It’s redacted for obvious reasons. Evidence is rather useless in an investigation if everyone knows about it.
    For the time being there’s no worth in us knowing all the details.

    What is it worth for you to know it right now Sundance? For what purpose do you need the redactions lifted?
    What prosecutor would release all the evidence before the case is made?

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    • III% says:

      There is a distinct lack of belief that prosecution is coming.

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    • III% says:

      There is a distinct lack of belief that prosecution is coming.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Truthnnfreedom,
      Keep whistling past the graveyard, but please don’t piss on my leg, and insist to me its raining!

      Your argument seems to me pretty spescious. WHO, exactly are they preventing from knowing whats behind the redactions? The perpetrators of the coup? THEY all KNOW,whats redacted!

      Those redactions are NOT to ‘protect the criminal case’, they are to protect the perps. You think McCabe doesn’t know whats behind the redactions, of a memo HE WROTE?

      You think Rosie, and the others involved in the meetings abd discussions McCabe memorialised, don’t KNOW whats behind the,redactions?

      Wake up and smell the swamp stench, emanating of Barr.

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    • sundance says:

      There is nothing behind those redactions that protects anyone except the corrupt current officials in the DOJ and their former allies.

      Enough is enough.

      In case you are not up on current events, impeachment 2.0 has just started. Why? Because no-one has been held accountable for Impeachment 1.0, that’s why.

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      • Newhere says:

        Exactly. But don’t worry — Lindsay Graham is calling for AG Barr to investigate L’affaire Ukraine. He’ll get back to us when we’re all wearing dentures and Depends to report a few reprimands.

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        • Kleen says:

          LG refused to answer if he would call Obama to testify. It was some impressive pretzel twisting on his part. That man is slick.
          He refuses to do anything meaningful.

          But he has to go on TV and pretend he is somewhat mad, always very careful with his words.

          At the same time doing nothing to find out about the truth. He is just waiting to see what falls from the sky.

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      • The Demon Slick says:

        I’m not sure I would dismiss out of hand the alternative theories of ongoing investigations. What if Barr went in on day one and flipped Rosenstein? Hasn’t he been something of an enigma, appearing to play both sides? I am also frustrated with the lack of accountability, but I feel like I’m missing something. President Trump hasn’t gone after Rosie either.

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      • Aintree says:

        Well said sundance. I wish there were more like you on Trump’s or the USA’s side. “Enough is enough.” I don’t know how P Trump has endured it this long. If A/G Barr ultimately lets down the nation and his trusting POTUS boss and fails to bring any of the deserving to Justice and purge the bad actors, it will be very bad for America.

        P Trump’s busy day of meetings with world leaders at the UN and all their problems etc. demonstrate how important it is for him to be able to do his job with only the reasonable lawful restrictions that come with the job and not all the nefarious Coup attempts and Impeachment dirty tricks. He’s a great President that has accomplished much in 3 years for the betterment of the USA but he is still being impeded by the usual corrupt and nefarious actors as you indicated. It’s disappointing that the A/G is now becoming comfortable at redacting documents the American people are entitled to see. At least that is what the last released JW FOIA document indicates to me as well.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        AMIN. Sundance Amin.

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      • Bubby says:

        Isn’t President Trump our ace in the hole? I’m certain someone close to him reads this blog perhaps even Donald Jr. He knows what is going on and if AG Barr ultimately falters President Trump will act. What, when and how I don’t know but I’m certain God didn’t anoint him to just expose all this corruption and then just let it continue on? There is another dimension to all of this and it’s not the Twilight Zone although it feels like it is! God’s Providence has been on this Nation since our founding and I believe that continues. America is prospering like never before in my lifetime under President Trump. I believe God in His own fashion and timing will remove those who are corrupt, who are evil and stand in the way of His chosen America. Their time is up. God has His hand on President Trump! Godspeed President Trump!

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      • Trump Train says:

        100% Correct. While President Trump has many successes, most can be reversed over time and in theory the Republic can stand. If these people are not held criminal responsible and brought to EXTREME JUSTICE then its over. Period, end of story.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        So I guess that’s it then.

        Well Trump might as well DECLASSIFY away then….and add to the list
        Steele Dossier (36 pages)
        ICA (25 pages)
        FISA Report (100 pages)
        MYE (550 pages)
        Nunes Memo ( 4 pages)
        McCabe Report (40 pages)
        Comey Report (80 pages)
        Mueller Report (450 pages)

        Most people didn’t even read those……
        What’s a few dozen more documents that virtually NO ONE will bother to read?
        The MSM will ignore and bury.
        And Barr will do nothing about ANYWAY.
        But hey we can high five each other here at CTH
        (“SEEEE….I told you so”.)

        POTUS firing the Happy Bagpiper?
        Yeah….good luck with that.

        Scope Memos (?? pages)
        Carter Page FISA application (120 pages)
        100’s of Comey Emails and memos praising himself
        100’s of McCabe emails about how Trump may be a “Mr Onatopp”
        and another 10,000 Strzok/Page texts….

        Can’t wait…..got nothin better to do til election day…
        then a little light reading.

        “Always look on the bright side of life”
        -Mssrs. Python

        (Sorry had to have a little fun)

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    • valuethetruth says:

      What you are saying is so simple it is surprising that others can’t consider it. Perhaps they are blinded by impatience.

      The remaining redactions might even reveal that Rosenstein was simply playing along and tricking the plotters. I’m not saying they will, but they certainly could. For now, no one knows, and it is an exercise in needless frustration to draw a negative conclusion based on missing words.

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  8. ChampagneReady says:

    Sundance, it’s mind numbing the information you chronologize.

    You’re like a human super computer.

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  9. Ray says:

    Another thing that sucks so bad are these loathsome people disguising themselves as reporters.
    It was not that long ago that they would be questioning and digging until a story like that became too public to gaslight.
    My hope is that Barr made an agreement with Rosenstein to help him with the rest. I’m very doubtful about that. All I see is the usual club sticking together.
    Barr would have been better in the beginning than the ass POTUS appointed because he would have stopped it for what it was.

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  10. Troublemaker10 says:

    One thing I’ve never understood is why Trump let Rosenstein off the hook for his role in this?

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    • III% says:

      Because ordering the DOJ to prosecute is very dictatorial and doesn’t fly in our constitutional republic.

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      • JCM800 says:

        I believe he can order the DOJ to prosectute.

        THE PRESIDENT AS LAW ENFORCER
        Powers Derived From This Duty
        “The Constitution does not say that the President shall execute the laws, but that “he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” i.e., by others, who are commonly, but not always with strict accuracy, termed his subordinates.
        What powers are implied from this duty? In this connection, five categories of executive power should be distinguished: first, there is that executive power which the Constitution confers directly upon the President by the opening clause of article II and, in more specific terms, by succeeding clauses of the same article; secondly, there is the sum total of the powers which acts of Congress at any particular time confer upon the President; thirdly, there is the sum total of discretionary powers which acts of Congress at any particular time confer upon heads of departments and other executive (“administrative”) agencies of the National Government; fourthly, there is the power which stems from the duty to enforce the criminal statutes of the United States; finally, there are so-called “ministerial duties” which admit of no discretion as to the occasion or the manner of their discharge.
        Three principal questions arise: first, how does the President exercise the powers which the Constitution or the statutes confer upon him; second, in what relation does he stand by virtue of the “take care” clause to the powers of other executive or administrative agencies; third, in what relation does he stand to the enforcement of the criminal laws of the United States?”

        https://law.onecle.com/constitution/article-2/36-president-as-law-enforcer.html

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        • John says:

          Agreed! PDJT has a sworn duty to act.

          PDJT is 100% responsible to make sure the Attorney General follows proper investigative/prosecutorial policies and procedure to investigating criminal acts.

          The President has the power to Micro-Manage the FBI/DOJ.

          PDJT repeated many times; if he needs to he will managed the DOJ/FBI directly.

          Judicial Watch has stated many times; PDJT has many powers given to him by the Constitution to ensure there is Equal Justice.

          As a result of “We the People” and PDJT seeing the mountains of Paper/Digital trails of evidence to destroy the Constitution; P/T has a duty to make sure the A/G does his job.

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          • Kathy says:

            President Harry S. Truman; kept a sign with a phrase on his deck in the Oval Office; the buck stops here.

            President Trump can’t pass the responsibilities of such importance (rule of law) to the saving of the Constitution to other people; he must manage them or Micro-Manage them if necessary. I’m sure PDJT is managing directly and indirectly.

            If need be; P/T would give up the appearance of not being involved (Micro-Manage DOJ/FBI). There is too much at risk (Constitution).

            P/T knows the entire Republic needs the Rule of Law to Continue on; he can not pass blame, or absolve himself of responsibility or concern by denying authority or jurisdiction over such an important matter as Justice.

            DOJ/FBI works for the pleasure of the President.

            The President is 100% responsible for making sure Justice is implemented.

            Anything less; President would be a failure.

            P/T knows all of this and will implement justice.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          I believe he can order the DOJ to prosectute

          He sure can.

          Cue Impeachment 3.0
          Hell….if we’re gonna do 2 we might as well do 3

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      • JCM800 says:

        State Governors and Judge’s sign execution warrants, are they dictators also?

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        Oh yes in your so angelic republic. Do people not see the constitution is slowly by surely being done with. Ordering to prosecute is dictatorial, so what is this that is going on called?

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        • III% says:

          It is an attempted coup.

          I have said before and will say again it is up to ” we the people”. Ultimately it will fall to the people of this republic, through blood, sweat, and tears to fix it. Voting alone will not do it. The President can not do it. Congress and the courts will NOT do it. Will that be before progressives drag us to third world shi*hole status? Magic 8 ball says “undetermined”.

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    • oldumb says:

      Not enough political capital.

      Liked by 1 person

    • JoeMeek says:

      Probably because even a Lion can only fight so many Hyenas at a time.

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  11. Tl Howard says:

    Why, Sundance?
    What’s Barr’s motive for protecting RR?
    Protecting the DOJ?
    You think he’ll go after others but protect RR?

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    • sundance says:

      Institutional preservation.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        So, if he’s going to protect RR for the DOJ, will he do the same for the other bureaucracies–the FBI, the CIA, etc. Guess so.

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        • Tl Howard says:

          Seems that with the number of books that have been written about this, it will be hard to “preserve.” Trump will one day not be POtus, the historians will delve into this. I don’t know. Do we really think half the country is going to shut up and forget this?

          I think Barr has to do better than that.

          If you’re right, is Trump involved with Barr in this “cover up”? I mean BArr saves the institution and Trump thinks he’s saving the country? Possible?

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        • sundance says:

          Well, he’s currently protecting Christopher Wray, so yeah.

          Liked by 6 people

        • wightmanfarm says:

          It’s pretty obvious by now.

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      • Uncle Max says:

        So Barr is out to protect DOJ and the institution , even the FBI, but NOT the Presidency? The Constitution?? If you are correct, that means Barr, et al, are trying to protect institutions at the expense of the rule of law, the Constitutional Government we’ve participated in up till now, and the efficacy of the office of the President. DOJ/FBI get protected. The Federal judges get protected. FISA is protected.

        The Presidency?
        The Constitution?

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        • sundance says:

          It appears Bill Barr holds the DOJ of higher value than the Constitution upon which it exists.

          Go look at the redactions again, and remind yourself we have yet to see the scope memo that authorized the Mueller investigation. That investigation ended six months ago, yet we are not allowed to see the origination authority?

          Think about it.

          The truth doesn’t care about our feelings.

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          • JoeMeek says:

            William “Pontius Pilate” Barr: “What is truth?”

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          • zorrorides says:

            Sundance, T Y for participating/leading the discussion while we ground our thoughts and understanding.

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          • donna kovacevic says:

            Sundance my question is why Barr? He was not in government came out of retirement a private firm, and decided to cover all these govna up? Why and what is in it for him at this point in his life.I can not stand that debela svinja with his bagpipes.n

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          • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

            So, Sundance, do you think Mike Rogers still believes he did the right thing, if in fact it was probably his actions that started what may be the implosion of our government and it’s institutions? If you had to guess, would Bill Barr have done the same thing if he was in Rogers position?

            Our patient has significant widespread metastases. We soon must make a decision: Chemo/Radiation vs radical dissection (probably die on the table) vs Palliative/hospice vs suicide. Did I leave anything out?

            Everyone must choose.

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        • Captmorgan82 says:

          Think about the number of cases these people have touch. There’s your answer!

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      • JCM800 says:

        It appears, the Chief Executive has an obligation to prosecute.
        “he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,”
        To not is unfaithful to the oath of office.

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      • ABN says:

        To me it seems “institutional preservation” must also mean “preservation of secret ‘institutions’ within the official one(s).” And that means a corrupt group of coup plotters who actively, repeatedly, and assiduously attempted to overthrow the President of the United States of America.

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      • Which in turn at this point is the protection & preservation of corruption.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Simplest method of Institutional preservation

        would have been to agree with the “obstruction”
        Mueller served him up on a silver platter.

        That finding by the Special Counsel AND Trump’s own AG combined with the fact that
        hardly anyone read the report anyway.

        And Barr would have been popping a Fourth of July beer with President Pence.

        Toasting: “Preserved!”

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    • Dutchman says:

      Whats Barrs motive for protecting the ACTIVE participants in the coup?

      He’s NOT. He’s protecting those who ordered/countenanced the coup, and who the active participants are threatening to name, if they aren’t protected.

      THATS who Barr is protecting. Its NOT about “protecting the Institutions of DOJ/FBI, as that cow left the barn, a long time ago.

      Its the unholy alliance of the Congressional leadership, and the Obama admin, who had an ongoing relationship involving Benghazi, (which Sundance recently reviewed) and in which he explained why they whitewashed and covered up the investigation, because they were COMPLICIT.

      The same cover up occurred with Lois Lerner, where it was the,RepubliCON leadership that,were threatened with primarying, and the,Obama IRS that stymied Tea Party.

      The gang of 8, and SSIC HAD to know about MOU between CIA and FBI, which enabled FBI Contractors to access NSA database, and politicise.

      ALL of this is known to the active coup members, Comey, McCabe etc. And, they have,sent clear signals to the higher ups; Protect us, cause we won’t take the fall for you.

      Comey,with his contemporaneous memos, was sending a signal to everybody higher up the food chain;

      “You think I didn’t ‘memorialise’my conversations with you, too?”

      If it went South, the actives had to KNOW that RepubliCONS in Congress would block any real investigation, at the outset. And they did.

      Congressional leadership, THAT is who Barr is protecting.

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      • zorrorides says:

        Dutchman, tho it appears your statement regarding the active participants’ danger to their higher-ups could be accurate, I believe there is room to do a full prosecution against the active participants AND avoid an immediate wholesale bloodbath in the higher-ups and all the national conflict that would release.

        It is still possible to achieve a better-controlled burn of the traitors in the next few years.

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        • Dutchman says:

          I frankly don’t see how. The actives have, I believe, by their actions made it clear they EXPECT to be protected, and WILL flip if they aren’t.

          Comey, in particular has sent that signal, both with his ‘leaking’ memos to NYT and during his book release throwing linch under bus on NYPD phonecall.
          Those were just to give the higher ups a ‘taste’.
          Given the risk of Arkanicide, he was making it clear he has an insurance policy, and he’s prepared to use it, if he faces serious charges.
          No doubt its double duty, as a ‘deadman switch’.

          Firstly, we come back to the WILL to prosecute, and the legitimate challenges that entails.

          But, assuming the WILL, and a compelling enough case to exact Justice against the actives, I don’t see ANY of these asshats taking the fall.

          Put it this way; G. Gordon Liddy relayed a message up the line to Nixon; “Tell me the time, and the streetcorner, and I’ll BE there!”( so you can shoot me).
          And, he is the only one who didn’t flip, and did his time.

          Stroxz, McCabe, Comey, Brennan, ..there isn’t a Liddy in the bunch.

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      • Dekester says:

        Richard Burr is obviously one of the keys to this fiasco. He looks like a weasel.

        He runs the Committee, but let’s Warner act like he is the boss.

        McConnell has never called him out, PDJT has very subtley.

        Everything worthwhile is “ behind closed doors”

        I still believe PDJT knows all, and is sitting on a cache of dynamite just waiting for the time to detonate.

        PDJT looks confident to me, very confident.

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        • Dutchman says:

          I believe PDJT has reason to radiate confidence. And, I believe what we are seeing from his opponents is consternation, dismay and desperation.
          I can smell the flop sweat from my porch! The poker game going on in the swamp is only ONE small part of the contest.

          It can be distracting, and get blown out of proportion. Sure, it is vitally important, but ALL the fronts are vitally important, and ALL are inter-related.
          China, EU and Trade, are JUST as vital, and are the REASON for “the Resistance”.

          See the Whole Board.

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      • iwasthere says:

        I agree Dutchman. Obviously, it’s why Congress will not go into recess and let Trump make the many, many recess appointments he needs to get control of these Agencies. 100% Congress and 100% of the members.

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        • Dutchman says:

          On the 100% of members, well,…not Nunes and a few others who A) are not dependent on Congressional campaign committees $ to win reelection, and B) are not compromised by blackmail material.
          But Nunes, Biggs, Jordan etc. are the few who stand up. There may well be others, who support or are sympathetic, but won’t ‘stand up’; it is ever thus.

          If you hold the key positions 4; maj and min leaders in both Houses, you control all. Committee assignments, ethics investigations, carrots and sticks.
          The checks and balances on consolidation of power, are circumvented, if those 4 positions agree to work together, instead of in competition.

          And, together they wield phenomonal power.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Congressional leadership, THAT is who Barr is protecting.

        If so…. it appears it may all be over by Christmas.
        This Ukraine situation has given that Congressional leadership what they needed.
        And Barr will do his duty and stay out of their way.
        Trump can release transcripts til the cows come home.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Getting rather old, this negativism. As with EVERY other story, he will wrap this around their neck, and strangle them with it.
          Remember the Billy bush tapes, the shitehole comment debacle, the kavanaugh hearings debacle, the John Dean testimony, the Cohen testimony, the Mueller testimony, ..at what point will you open your eyes and see that the detractors hurt themselves, and he gets stronger, EVERY time?

          Do you gain some comfort, from being a nattering nabob of negativism?
          Sorry, nothing personal, I just ALWAYS wanted to use that, lol.
          Seriously, how can this NOT end up a positive? Screw Barr, he is largely irrelevant.

          Because impeachment is,a POLITICAL process, NOT a legal one. If a POTUS loses the,support of the electorate, they can impeach for any reason or no reason.
          If a POTUS has the,support of the people, he can trade arms for hostages, and funnel the,$ from the,arms to the contras,
          Or play with cigars and interns in blue dresses, IN THE OVAL OFFICE, and NOT be impeached and removed from office.
          IF he retains the support of the people. And this latest foolishness with Ukraine, isn’t going to work, to degrade his support, at all.
          Get real!

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            a nattering nabob of negativism?
            Sorry, nothing personal, I just ALWAYS wanted to use that, lol.

            Funny I always wanted to TRY IT ON
            LOL
            Doesn’t fit btw…..maybe because it’s actually Nadler’s pant size and I don’t have the proper belt to fit around my chest to hold it up.

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    • citizen817 says:

      Barr was the AG at the time of Bush 1, and covered up/ or was complicit in the Iran/Contra crimes and cover-ups. I have little faith in Barr to do the right thing. He is Swamp!

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      • Tl Howard says:

        So, Barr’s job is to find and prosecute scapegoat(s), people who won’t start the dominoes falling, esp. dominoes with either “D” or “R” printed on them?

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  12. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    Rosenstein is a card punched member of the deep state having served the uniparty well for decades. Him and his wife will continue to be accepted in the DC elite cocktail circuit and at the country club. Many a times Rod will retell the story of the presidential over expensive Scotch and Cubans.

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  13. Trump likes nicknames, right? I’ve got a good one for his AG: Bill ‘Decline to Prosecute’ Barr.

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  14. zimbalistjunior says:

    so, basically Rosenstein brought the cell phone in, taped the conversation with the President, and then, finding that nothing ‘incriminating’ was said and assuredly, in actuality, exculpatory words were said, rosenstein erased that tape.

    i wonder if what he taped could be recaptured in a search of said phone. id venture yes.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Well, it was Mueller who brought the cell phone, and left it behind. Mueller was taking over, or replacing Comey, who was actively investigating PDJT, and actively trying to entrap PDJT in Obstruction.

      Ot was ALWAYS ABOUT entrapping PDJT for OBSTRUCTION. And Comeys private conversations with POTUS, were in hopes,PDJT would say something that could be used to make,a case for Obstruction.

      Comeys memos are his 302’s, of his investigation.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        And……they are now going to try for obstruction again…if another Special council is assigned to this Ukraine issue.

        But the President must and will hurry to solve this issue quickly.

        For if another Special Council is assigned, as Sundance stated, impeachment 2.0, is beginning, then the President’s hands may be tied again.

        With this Ukraine matter, the President and his team are getting real close to the heart of the corruption.

        And Barr……will have to show his real loyalty.

        This may get real ugly….

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        • georgehumphries9802 says:

          One can only hope that the scheduled meeting between POTUS and the Ukrainian president, scheduled soon, will produce a joint press conference that will lay out the corruption before PDJT. Clear and concise answers and information that will clear POTUS and identify Obama/Biden as the corrupt ones.

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        • Dutchman says:

          They will not, CAN NOT relent. He is going to HAVE to destroy them, or they WILL destroy him, and they obviously know that they can’t allow him to win reelection.
          So, the run up to the election, is where they and he both go “all in”, putting in their last chips, and even their gold watch.
          “CALL, what ya got?”
          Seems like thats where we’re at.

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        • This is already real ugly, for us. It’s time the tables were turned.

          Bigly. How many people would President Trump LOSE if he let’s all this blatant corruption of an attempted coup just fade away???

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  15. John55 says:

    I’m pretty sure that the “Gang of Eight” leaned on Rosenstein to appoint Mueller to go after Trump, rather that Rosenstein simply ‘informing” them of his decision. There’s no way he wages war on his boss the POTUS without the prior assurances that his position will be protected by Congress.That’s why everything continues to be covered up to this day. If one domino falls they’ll all fall, and that includes the GOP Congressional leadership and Chief Justice John Roberts.

    So no domino can be allowed to fall.

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    • Johnny says:

      A very good theory .

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    • Cam Heck says:

      Devin Nunes was on the Gang of Eight. Would he not have told us long ago who in the Gang pressured RR?

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      • Dutchman says:

        The meeting where McCabe and Rosenstien formally informed the g of 8 of muellers appointment, could well have been theater, for Devin Nunes and for the record.
        To the g of 7, he was actually telling them “mission accomplished”, that he had dine what they had earlier instructed.

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        • Hmmm... says:

          Wasn’t Nunes recused during that time for the ethics thing?

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          • dd_sc says:

            Yes, shortly after Nunes went to view classified documents. As I recall Nunes was the only one to go and view the documents provided.

            Speaker Ryan was quick to go along with the Democrats on the ethics charge; and Rep Gowdy was inserted into the investigation.

            LA Times:

            https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-nunes-recuse-or-not-20170602-htmlstory.html

            https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-devin-nunes-analysis-20170406-story.html

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          • Dutchman says:

            No, he was recused quite awhil later, long AFTER Mueller was appointed.
            However, firstly there is something sketchy about even earlier, when BRENNAN, IIRC, briefed the g of eight about crossfire hurricane. He testified he briefed them SEPERATELY, which means he may not have told Nunes the same thing he told the others.
            Secondly, the testimony of Brennan and Comey, regarding briefings with members of g of eight did NOT ask “Are these the ONLY conversations, official or unofficial, on or off the record, that you had with members of g of eight regarding DJT, candidate, POTUS elect or POTUS, and Russia or Impeachment?”

            At SOME point, there was a discussion. “How do we get “Trump” out, should he win?”
            “Force him to resign, like Nixon!”
            “How do we do that, we can’t frame him for a burglary of Democrat headquarters!”

            “,….Oh, Yes we Can! We FRAME him for having RUSSIANS ‘burglarise’ (hack) DNC computers, and release the emails, and use that as an excuse to appoint a SC. The SC digs and probes him, his family, associates, until, like Nixon, he fires them. After all, “Your fired!” is his trademark!
            THEN we start Impeachment, and force him to resign!”

            Point is, this conversation did NOT occur, between Comey, Brennan, Clapper, and sure as heck not between Rosie, McCabe, etc.
            Its above their pay grade. It was a discussion between Obama, Hillary and G of 8. Republicon leadership HAD to be involved. Without their green light, and agreement to block any Congressional inquiry if it ‘went South’ the risks would be too great; it would be a ‘reverse Watergate’ that would blow back on Obama.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        I’d imagine many of Devin’s colleagues didn’t let him know of their “private conversations” on such matters.

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    • Dutchman says:

      John55,
      Couldn’t have said it better, myself.

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    • Patrick healy says:

      Yes – you put it in a nutshell John55

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    • Bubby says:

      The first domino will fall when God puts His finger on it and gives it a push and not until then. When that happens there will be nothing they can do to stop! IMHO

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    • Meanwhile, every domino must fall or we truly are the most powerful banana republic on earth leaving We The People as the greatest slaves on earth financing nothing but pure global evil.

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  16. anthohmy says:

    What do we know about zee Whistleblowers in these situations?

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  17. Shop says:

    The buck stops with POTUS.

    This is his administration. They are his appointees.

    The Swamp investigating themselves is like the fox guarding the henhouse.

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  18. Terry says:

    For what it’s worth Lindsey Graham says
    he will call both McCabe and Rosenstein
    to testify about the wearing a wire comment.

    This was last week on Hannity. Part is
    from 2:40 to 3:10.

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  19. parleyvous says:

    So which is it? Did Rosenstein suggest Comey should be fired or not?

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  20. Paul Gallant says:

    The Picture ( Barr – Rosenstein ) is the “crossing of the Rubicon” image. It is the crest of the wave of the great Republic, the wave to ever now break to the greatest lower bound.

    Rod the picture of Lawfare manipulation of Justice and Bill the picture of the now and ever political Attorney General.

    The Executive branch Neutered by the legislative Branch which is the swamp.

    Can the Judicial Branch check the tide?

    Personal material prosperity is no substitute for the lack of “equal justice under the law”.

    The Lord Jesus Christ need return.

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  21. pteronarcyid says:

    I suspect Barr cut a deal with Rosenstein to not prosecute him in return for him delaying his resignation to help Barr release the Mueller Report, which gave the release more credibility in the eyes of the Left.

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  22. CopperTop says:

    SD beat me to it. The redactions markings are indicative of the DOJ cover up. Unfortunately it’s Bill Barr at the helm of that snake.

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  23. jambo says:

    President Trump had time enough to thoroughly vet Barr and he gave him the job. If Barr is protecting the institutions then President Trump must have known that he would do that, possibly be ok with him doing that.

    Meanwhile economic goals are being kicked, China is being held to the flames, catch and release is about to end, the wall is going up and President Trump looks to be head to head against ‘no fracking’ Warren in 2020. No fracking way she wins.

    Who knows what the fallout would be if the DOJ and the FBI are shown to be massively and unalterably corrupt. It would shake the foundations of the Republic. Biggest thing in political history. Pandora’s box, a known unknown. Is it worth the risk when 2020 looks odds on?

    President Trump aims to completely reset America, and the world, and hand the USA back to the people. He needs a second term.

    Would I be ok with all the coup plotters skating and a 2020 win? Yup.

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    • gda53 says:

      Can’t have DOJ soiled in any way. End of the world stuff.

      So Rosenstein gets a pass. Maybe he ‘agreed to cooperate’ in some way we don’t yet know, or maybe he was just a weak guy who went along to get along and gets a general DOJ pass just because he’s DOJ.

      But after all his big talk, and raising of expectation, how will Bill Barr extricate himself here? He must know that, despite the current ‘hear no evil, see no evil’ of the media, history WILL ensure this is inscribed as THE greatest scandal in US political scandal (hell, Crooked Joe & The Kocaine Kid pretty much qualifies as the second greatest scandal in US political scandal) and he WILL be judged harshly by history.

      At this stage of Bill Barr’s life I suspect that is always foremost in his mind.

      The latest developments with Ukraine show more than ever the need for blood-letting in the IC. Who can blame PDJT for distrusting the bastards now?

      Can Barr/Durham bust the IC Cabal without involving the DOJ Cabal and the State Dept. Cabal and the WH Cabal and the……..it’s endless.

      Someone’s got to go, otherwise Barr gets topped, tailed and BBQ’d.

      Less tick, tock and more BOOM, please.

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      • Boots says:

        “At this stage of Bill Barr’s life I suspect that is always foremost in his mind”

        I suspect foremost in his mind is a comfy retirement with millions of income annually, keeping his membership in the ‘big club’ called govt, and riding off into the sunset fat, happy, and rich.

        If he gave a crap about his reputation he’d have released docs and started kicking butt a looooooooooooong time ago.

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    • trst10 says:

      “President Trump aims to completely reset America, and the world, and hand the USA back to the people. He needs a second term.

      Would I be ok with all the coup plotters skating and a 2020 win? Yup.”

      Those things are not mutually exclusive. Forgot the argument that you’re willing to accept an eternity of corruption in the highest judicial, law enforcement and intelligence community offices in the land for 4 more years of a Trump presidency. The rot and corruption needs to be eradicated or their efforts will continue long after Donald Trump is gone.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Yes, but PresTrump “will have more flexibility” after he “is re-elected” (to quote the magic mulatto).

        We may not be happy waiting another year-and-a-half for some justice, but maybe that’s what’s in the cards.

        And, no – I’m not a trust-the-plan -er
        Just making an observation

        Pres Trump stands a good chance at getting re-elected with all the booming economy aspects plus his other positions (tariffs, immigration, what amount of wall he’s accomplishing)

        He doesn’t necessarily need to solve this coup case right now

        Those disappointed by the case continuing to be stringed along are Trump loyalists

        What? They’re going to be disappointed enough that they’ll NOT vote for him?
        I don’t think so

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Have to keep the Senate, then. The House might very well remain Dem and it does no good to win re-election only to be impeached by the House, voted out by the Senate the week you being your new term.

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    • Boots says:

      “Who knows what the fallout would be if the DOJ and the FBI are shown to be massively and unalterably corrupt. It would shake the foundations of the Republic. Biggest thing in political history. Pandora’s box, a known unknown. Is it worth the risk when 2020 looks odds on?”

      Who cares what the fallout would be? Far, far better the truth be told. THAT’S the reset America needs. Keeping the secrets hidden, inside your Pandora’s box, keeps the enemies of America protected, giving them time to regroup and at the right time, destroy America forever.

      So, who cares what the fallout would be? Better to excise the cancer than die a slow, lingering death.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Unmask the shenanigans of too many R’s and you risk losing the Senate and being tossed out of office in your next term. I don’t think we’ll get enough House seats in Nov to win it back.

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    • cantcforest says:

      Nope! They need to be severely punished, so a new crop of crooks develops more slowly.

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    • Wouldn’t you be better with a 2020 win and then all the coup plotters taken down and given life sentences?

      I would, though hemp neckties and necklaces would be much more frugal.

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  24. joeknuckles says:

    If these corrupt bastards were cashing in on China and Ukraine, why would anybody ever doubt that they were cashing in on the Iran deal as well?

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    • coltlending says:

      I suspect the people in the Obama Administration were cashing in everywhere they could.

      All anyone has to do is look hard enough and I bet they will find examples of it.

      The Obama Administration monitizing government isn’t the first to do so. But, I suspect the took it to a level never seen before.

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  25. Concernedcitizen says:

    As it turned out, Rosenstein didn’t wear a wire, but Mueller did. Mueller carried a recording device disguised as a cell phone. The May 16, 2017 meeting involving President Trump, Rosenstein, and Mueller was a set-up. President Trump was led to believe that Mueller was interested in the vacant FBI Director job, but Mueller wasn’t really interested because he already accepted the Special Counsel position. The pretext for the meeting was a ruse designed to entrap the President with obstruction.

    During the secretly recorded “job interview”, the seditious conspirators were hoping that the President would tell Mueller that the job was his if he agreed to end the Russia investigation. This would form the basis for a criminal obstruction charge with impeachment to follow.

    Unfortunately for the conspirators, President Trump didn’t take the bait, so they had to go to Plan B – appoint Mueller as Special Counsel, then stack the deck against the President by staffing the SC with a collection of biased and corrupt prosecutors/investigators.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “Mueller carried a recording device disguised as a cell phone”

      Well, yeah

      And it needn’t have been an “Our-Man-Flint”-style “device”, and didn’t need much “disguising”

      Most modern smart phones ARE recording devices

      There’s a setting on them (or at least an app available) that’ll record ambient audio
      Even musicians use them to record song snippets and lyrics before they forget them

      I imagine sales of dedicated stand-alone dictaphone devices have plummeted in recent years because of this

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      • Concernedcitizen says:

        Yes, a smart phone can be used as a digital recorder. Of course, President Trump was unaware that Mueller’s smart phone was being used to record him. It would be more appropriate to say that Mueller disguised his intent to record his conversation through subterfuge.

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  26. Atomic Hillbilly says:

    Barr is starting to smell like fish….

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    • sundance says:

      The memo says Rosenstein had two candidates for Special Counsel lined up; one was ready to go immediately…. Obviously that was Mueller.

      What if Bill Barr was the second candidate?

      That would explain the redactions and also reconcile why Barr has to defend Rosenstein.

      Worth thinking about….

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  27. Pyrran says:

    So what happens now? Is everyone corrupt? Are there no honest men left? If this coup goes unpunished, what is the recourse for the citizen? Armed revolution? I’m being serious here. The last time we were denied a redress of grievances it did not end without a lot of people dead. I am certainly not in favor of armed revolt, but if all legal recourse is stymied, exactly what is the solution? I would advise those in power not to leave only one avenue for justice open to the people. There is not enough security in the world to protect them. Don’t let 1789 happen again.

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  28. Newhere says:

    So are Sydney Powell and Judge Emmett Sullivan our only hope?

    Sydney’s motions implicate the whole coup; this one’s for all the chips; the government reply brief due tomorrow.

    Some think Judge Sullivan is compromised; from all available evidence, I think it’s more likely that conclusion misreads and over-emphasizes some of his statements at the infamous December hearing, and that there’s ample evidence that Judge Sullivan is the real deal.

    Sydney is essentially calling the DOJ on a massive bluff — they either have to go all in or fold, and frankly, if they don’t drop the charges, it means either hubris has prevented them from fully appreciating their situation, or they have yet a few more devious tricks they think may just work.

    Anxious to read tomorrow’s brief.

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  29. Kleen says:

    Don’t worry! We have the Senate!!!!

    Graham is going to save the day, by going on TeeVee and telling Democrats to stop being so mean and so rude. And Graham will go out of his way to make sure he is polite about it and not upset his fellow Democrats.

    After that, he can rest a little, take a nice break.

    We have nothing to worry about.

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  30. NJF says:

    Barr is a disgrace. I have so much I want to type, but I just can’t even think straight right now.

    I think Congress will make its impeachment move now, they’ve set up another play, and they’ll strike while outrage is burning hot. The question is how many Rs will gleefully jump on the bandwagon?

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    • JoeMeek says:

      Romney is probably counting heads right now.

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    • Rynn69 says:

      IMHO, I believe the Deep State, including Barr who is a part of it, are banking on either PDJT losing (which I think they are now see as being unlikely) or at least holding on to the House to continue cover-up, obfuscation, and pigeon-holing Trump to limit what he is able to accomplish.

      If I was PDJT, I would have a plan to oust Barr immediately and do a hard clean up with the right person. However, track record on his choice of people has not been so good…

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  31. mazziflol says:

    Barr = Sessions 2.0

    Meet the new boss…same as the old boss.

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  32. gildie says:

    I think Trump took a cold, hard look at what he could realistically effect during his presidency
    before he ever came down that escalator. As Sundance has stated, Trump’s focus on the economy
    does the greatest good for the most people. Negotiating trading treaties while holding a 20 trillion bludgeon. That’s all within his wheelhouse.
    He must have seen that cleaning the swamp was impossible. So many agencies & departments
    interdependent on each other to cover their own corruption. It’s massive. A few personnel changes
    weren’t going to move that needle. Nothing short of a 2nd civil would be needed to clean that up.
    So at the end of his 2nd term,President Trump will have bought massive changes to the world economy, restored our economic health, changed the lives of millions of Americans for the better.
    No one could ask more from one man.
    But the deep state, shadow gov’t, call it what you want. That will remain. The cancer, that will
    eventually kill our Republic.
    I’m glad I’m old. I’d rather not be alive to see it happen.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Unfortunately, gildie, you are probably right. I, too, may not live to see the total demise of the Republic, but it is already proceeding apace and has been for decades. The Left wants us to be cold, hungry and in the dark literally and figuratively. Ignorance is bliss, and our educational system produces lots of it.

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    • Gildie I feel the same way. We must keep praying and working for that 2nd term.

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  33. Summer says:

    I am as cynical as it gets when it comes to the DOJ and other swamp protection agencies but I am still willing to give Barr the benefit of the doubt. Why? Let me explain.

    Barr strikes me as a person unperturbed by the noise from the media, the congresscritters and
    even the members of the tick tock club. He also does not look like someone who is ready to end his allegedly distinguished career in disgrace á la Mueller.

    Barr is the man who actually shut down Mueller’s shop and did the “no collusion, no obstruction” presser. And then got rid of both Weissmann and Rosenstein. Make no mistake, Muh Russia bit the dust only because of Barr.

    He did not fold under pressure when threatened with impeachment, contempt and whatnot.
    On the contrary, he told the House Inquisition that there was spying and he appointed a prosecutor to investigate how the witch hunt started.

    I’ll watch how AG Barr handles the FISA abuse report. That’s where I draw the line. I am not going to accuse the man of coverup until then.

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    • Rynn69 says:

      Summer: Food for thought:

      Point #1: “Barr strikes me as a person unperturbed by the noise from the media, the congresscritters and even the members of the tick tock club. He also does not look like someone who is ready to end his allegedly distinguished career in disgrace á la Mueller.”

      He is unperturbed because he is WITH them and therefore does not see them as resistance. If he was not WITH them, they would be smearing and besmirching him daily as they are PDJT. Why is PDJT getting all the fire and Barr none? That is telling. As far as ending his career, he has lived in the DC bubble his whole life and that is his career. He doesn’t see it that way. He does not see the preservation of the Swamp ending the Republic – he just sees preservation of the Swamp and has not thought through the disastrous ramifications of his inaction.

      Point #2: “Barr is the man who actually shut down Mueller’s shop and did the “no collusion, no obstruction” presser. And then got rid of both Weissmann and Rosenstein. Make no mistake, Muh Russia bit the dust only because of Barr.”

      As SD has explained throughout various articles and I concur, the Deep State’s attacks against outsider Trump have been all coordinated, strategized, and played out. What better way to appear unbiased, neutral, and for justice than to end the Mueller witch hunt. Perhaps the sole purpose was to give Barr legitimacy, however erroneously, of the “Good Guy.” Same with Weissmann and Rosenstein leaving – he has to show he is not of them. Problem is – he has kept Liu, Wray, Ohr, and others involved in malfeasance. This shows his intentions to be dubious.

      Point #3: “He did not fold under pressure when threatened with impeachment, contempt and whatnot. In the contrary, he told the House Inquisition that there was spying and he appointed a prosecutor to investigate how the witch hunt started.”

      Again, you are not going to fold under pressure if you are WITH them and it is all part of the plan. PDJT gave Barr full authority to declassify and Barr is hiding behind other agency heads as reasons he cannot – one being a person who directly reports to HIM. Last I ever heard, you refuse your boss you get fired. Wray is still there.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        This. It was not what Barr said when questioned it is how he said it. I watched him carefully and I thought you slimy Bass, you are one of them. God Bless PDJT.

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      Barr was confirmed with nary a whimper in the Senate. What does that tell you ? He is 100% pure swamp.

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  34. JoeMeek says:

    Let us count our blessings. If Rosenstein had just been diagnosed with cancer, and given a month to live, he probably would have worn an IED furnished by the CIA..

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  35. Kleen says:

    The whole Russia hoax is a huge crime. Soft Coup

    But notice how they have been breaking it down into little pieces, little drips of information.

    One report at the time: Oh Comey just did this one little thing no grand jury would charge/convict him.

    Very clever way to minimize what they did and have no big crimes worth of bringing in front of a grand jury.

    Drip drip drip, disconnect everything from the big picture. The much waited Horowitz report is supposed to be about one FISA.
    Carter Page FiSA. That’s it. Again, drip, drip, drip.

    They are doing the opposite of putting the puzzle together. They are taking it apart so each piece makes no sense on its own.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Very perceptive. Ultimately, that will also be the outcome of the Ukraine matter. The real guilty parties will probably ultimately be revealed, but in seemingly disconnected dribs and drabs. Thus the innocent are discommoded and the guilty protected.

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    • cboldt says:

      The federal government is way outside its constitutional bounds. Very powerful, very self-protective, it will not cede an inch. All three branches are in cahoots.
      Doubtful the people will do more than complain verbally. The institutional and educational rot is “the rule,” not the execption.

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      MUH Russia they may be able to fool Americans, however people in other countries know the truth and it is repeated on other TV stations radio shows. If these evil corrupt are not punished just imagine the leverage the other countries would have on the USA and I am sure it would be thrown in your face at every chance. Oh the corrupt CIA DOJ FBI et al ya you try and tell us how to do things. Clean your own house first. I pray for PDJT.

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  36. Willy Nilly says:

    Possibly we’re seeing an immunity deal in action. It was a surprise to me when the Mueller Report got wound up so suddenly, as I was expecting it to be spun out to the 2020 election. So I presume Barr forced its conclusion, but he would’ve needed some help from knowledgeable people to get it done quickly. Rosenstein was just the man, and possibly the deal was full cooperation in exchange for immunity. If so, it was worth doing, by my reckoning.

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  37. mike dennis says:

    Isn’t everything supposed to come out by 10/1? So let’s give it a week. When nothing happens then we know for sure.

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  38. Rynn69 says:

    As one of the old pearls of wisdom says:

    Why is this happening? Because some people are just terrible human beings, and terrible people do terrible things. If you’re racking your brain trying to understand it, it just means you’re not one of those terrible people.

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  39. meadowlarkspring says:

    So on 5/16 12:30 according to McCabe’s memo, Rosenstein found out McCabe opened an investigation on Trump that day, McCabe told Rosenstein about the Comey Memos, and Rosenstein was informed by McCabe that he was a witness to some interactions involving Comey’s firing. (The insinuation seems to be that Rosenstein should recuse himself.)

    McCabe needed to have these things done before the Comey memo article came out in the New York Times later that day.

    Andrew McCabe: Trump insisted Rod Rosenstein mention Russia in memo used to fire James Comey
    by Daniel Chaitin
    February 17, 2019
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/andrew-mccabe-trump-insisted-rod-rosenstein-mention-russia-in-memo-used-to-fire-james-comey

    A Justice Department spokeswoman offered a different explanation for why Rosenstein was upset, pinning the blame on McCabe for not informing him of memos Comey wrote outlining conversations he had with Trump. “To be clear, he was upset not because knowledge of the existence of the memos would have changed the [deputy attorney general’s] decision regarding Mr. Comey, but that Mr. McCabe chose not to tell him about their existence until only hours before someone shared them with The New York Times,” DOJ’s Sarah Isgur Flores told the Times.

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  40. Pete says:

    Common, we should all know by now that nothing is going to come out of this heroic efforts by JW. The American people has the right to go after the perpetrators of the coup against a constitutionally elected president. How much longer are we going to allow these people to make a mockery of our justice system?

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  41. A2 says:

    McCabe is an indicted liar. I don’t believe anything he has to say just like Cohen.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Even liars tell the truth. The problem is figuring out when. Now I understand what my grandmother meant when she told my father, “I’d trust a thief before I’d trust a liar.”

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  42. mg says:

    Trump needs to fire Barr. Another horrible hire by Trump. Trump has no help and republican leaders like mcconnell are traitorous pos.

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  43. Has anyone considered the idea that Barr had the select Rosenstein verbiage redacted so Rosenstein wouldn’t know what was written, and Rosenstein when questioned about them, would not be able to formulate a bullshit response in advance? I am not convinced Barr is covering up anything. Side note. Politically impossible to fire Wray right now. After Trump wins in 2020, Wray will be out IMMEDIATELY.

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  44. Has anyone considered the idea that Barr had the select Rosenstein verbiage redacted so Rosenstein wouldn’t know what was written, and Rosenstein when questioned about them, would not be able to formulate a bullshit response in advance? I am not convinced Barr is covering up anything. Side note. Politically impossible to fire Wray right now. After Trump wins in 2020, Wray will be out IMMEDIATELY.

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  45. Brant says:

    They have everything tied up nice and neat with a bow. Who will report on anything? The View, Bill Maher, the Palmer report? Even Lou Dobbs is prob only allowed fo side swipe any of this. The only 2 ways any of this gets out that we can then whack our “friends” over the head with to “woke” them, will be to read stuff on the house floor (but, they may be scared they will be Kennedyed) or POTUS declassify everything. They may have told POTUS, nice boy you got there, would be a shame if something happened to him.

    Amazing he is still even pushing, trying, and still looks young. Maybe he has a plan that if he can squeeze out 2020, he will try a nuclear option……..for us. Who knows, they may have told him he can push (his tweets), but he won’t be allowed to make many/any sweeping changes. Maybe he’s the “Lou Dobbs” in the executive office. Sorry, this turned rather glass half empty esque.

    We keep waiting for the IG report, what, that’s going to be unredacted in it’s entirety unlike every other thing so far? This entire thing is so much like a state stage 4 cancer spread throughout. Can it be killed without killing the host?

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  46. gsonFIT says:

    “The DAG said he has two candidates ready, one of whom can start immediately.”

    Premeditation! Find out who was the other SC candidate and what scumbag RR said to him.

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  47. Boots says:

    “CURRENT redactions to the memo indicate CURRENT efforts by the CURRENT AG Bill Barr to protect a corrupt endeavor that encompasses Rod Rosenstein.”

    We all knew it. Barr’s past told us. Mena. Ruby Ridge. Supports ban on bc semi-auto rifles. Hasn’t released a single document.

    Another lying swamp scum.

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  48. railer says:

    Mueller executed the Swamp’s mission perfectly. As a fourth branch of government with subpoena power and totally malicious prosecutorial power, he set out to destroy Trump, and soak up every bit of data and evidence existent, to facilitate the effort and hamstring all unaligned with the Swamp’s conspiracy.

    Trump waited Mueller out, for years, absorbed all the slings and arrows and leaks of the nothingburger, then fired Sessions. McConnell would have only confirmed a confirmed Deep State operative like Barr, but in exchange for that nomination, Trump extracted a promise that Mueller would deliver his nothingburger report and be gone. He was. Trump defeated the most corrupt political conspiracy that this nation has ever seen in its history.

    Now, as confirmed by Miss Lindsay with Maria on Sunday, The Swamp wants another “investigator” appointed by DoJ to “investigate” Ukraine. LIke the frantic need to “investigate” Russia years ago, this newly proposed “investigation” has but one purpose: To reestablish the fourth branch of government, give it subpoena power and totally malicious prosecutorial power, and get about the business of destroying Trump.

    There are many facets to this Ukraine effort, but they’ll always refract in the same wavelength, long established. The Swamp and Deep State know what they’re doing. They can destroy Trump before the 2020 election, or they can destroy Trump at the 2020 election. Soaking up all data and subpoenaing everything and leaking like a sieve, they enable either above outcome. That’s what McConnell is paid to do… destroy Trump.

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    • Cheesehead54016 says:

      Trump can go on offense for sure here and again this whole thing can blow up in their faces. He needs to hold a Press Conference or give a speech during evening primetime to address the nation and world. His address would cover all topics of what the DOJ/FBI/State Dept/IC and former Obama Admin tried to do and was successful at doing and how it has hurt our country and the US Govt. It needs to be presented with pictures, slides, timelines, and it needs to paint the entire picture similar to what Sundance does when writing these articles. Clarity needs to be provided to the voting public. I like Trump tweets but this public address needs to be thorough, long, descriptive and show evidence and timelines in order to be effective to explain to US citizens and world leaders what has happened and continues to happen. Trump needs a serious public address, speech, presentation whatever they want to call it and it needs to be primetime and thorough. Go on offense.

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      Wow what mthrsuckers, I am ashamed and horrified to have those people as my neighbors. Stay in your own rot, we don’t need more of it here. Justine although corrupt and a Bozo at least will admit to his fk ups when he is caught. Sadly we don’t have a Donald J. Trump here that we can love and adore, he would not be treated like the way America is treating him. God Bless PDJT.

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  49. Interested Observer says:

    Rod Rosenstein is being protected because he is a coward. He was never part of the coup attempt until Comey was fired but his cowardice came out because everyone around him at the FBI and DOJ was corrupt and thought the firing of Comey was outrageous. He quickly buckled under the pressure due to this cowardice and became corrupt.

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    • Lisa S Lewis says:

      Agree, 100 percent. Rod Rosenstein was the Cowardly Lion in this three-act play. He came in at Act 2 and his cowardice ensured that there would be an Act 3 (the Special Counsel). He should be shown NO MERCY. If he committed crimes, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If he engaged in unethical behavior, he should lose his law license. Our country needs to be purged of all the cowardly, easily corrupted lawyers. If Rosenstein is neither jailed nor disbarred, he will lay low for a little while longer, then be rewarded by Trump’s opponents and reappear, most likely as circuit court judge. That will be a real tragedy for justice.

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