Activity and Background of Sketchy IC IG Michael Atkinson Now Under Investigative Spotlight…

Last week the Intelligence Community Inspector General, Michael Atkinson, testified behind closed doors to congress. Atkinson testified about his role in bringing the ‘whistle-blower’ complaint forward.  The details of that testimony are now starting to surface and thankfully congress is taking a closer look at the sketchy background of Michael Atkinson.

Intelligence Community Inspector General, Michael Atkinson

There are numerous aspects to the whistle-blower (likely CIA operative Michael Barry), and the complaint, that just don’t add up. One of the areas of focus is the backdating of changes made to the ‘whistle-blower’ complaint form.  As Sean Davis notes:

(Via Federalist) […] Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, told HPSCI lawmakers during a committee oversight hearing on Friday that the whistleblower forms and rules changes were made in September, even though the new forms and guidance, which were not uploaded to the ICIG’s website until September 24, state that they were changed in August.

Despite having a full week to come up with explanations for his office’s decisions to secretly change its forms to eliminate the requirement for first-hand evidence and to backdate those changes to August, Atkinson refused to provide any explanation to lawmakers baffled by his behavior. (read more)

The CIA ‘whistle-blower’ had no first-hand knowledge; everything was based on hearsay.  The CIA operative never informed the ICIG about prior contact and coordination with the House Intelligence Committee (Adam Schiff).  The CIA operative never disclosed congressional contact on the complaint form; and the complaint forms were changed specifically to accommodate this CIA operative.

On Sunday, October 6th, Ranking Member Devin Nunes also discussed his concerns with the testimony of Michael Atkinson.  Nunes noted the testimony “was a joke”.

Nunes told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Sunday host Matt Boyle, “[The ICIG is] either totally incompetent or part of the deep state, and he’s got a lot of questions he needs to answer because he knowingly changed the form and the requirements in order to make sure that this whistleblower complaint got out publicly.”

“So he’s either incompetent or in on it, and he’s going to have more to answer for, I can promise you, because we are not going to let him go; he is going to tell he truth about what happened,” Nunes added.  (read more)

ICIG Atkinson never reviewed the call transcript and facilitated the complaint processing despite numerous flaws.  Additionally Atkinson ignored legal guidance from both the director of national intelligence (DNI) and the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel that highlighted Atkinson’s poor decision-making.

President Trump announced Joseph Macguire as the Acting ODNI on August 8th, 2019. (link)  The CIA operative “whistle-blower” letter to Adam Schiff and Richard Burr was on August 12th (link).   Immediately following this letter, the ICIG rules and requirements for Urgent Concern “whistle-blowers” was modified, allowing hearsay complaints. On August 28th Adam Schiff begins tweeting about the construct of the complaint.

Given the nature of Atkinson’s background, it appears his prior work in 2016, during his tenure as the lead legal counsel for the DOJ-NSD, likely played a role in his decision.

Here’s Nunes Sunday Interview (audio):

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The center of the 2016 Lawfare Alliance election influence was/is the Department of Justice National Security Division, DOJ-NSD. It was the DOJ-NSD running the Main Justice side of the 2016 operations to support Operation Crossfire Hurricane and FBI agent Peter Strzok. It was also the DOJ-NSD where the sketchy legal theories around FARA violations (Sec. 901) originated.

Michael K Atkinson was previously the Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ-NSD) in 2016. That makes Atkinson senior legal counsel to John Carlin and Mary McCord who were the former heads of the DOJ-NSD in 2016 when the stop Trump operation was underway.

Michael Atkinson was the lawyer for the same DOJ-NSD players who: (1) lied to the FISA court (Judge Rosemary Collyer) about the 80% non compliant NSA database abuse using FBI contractors; (2) filed the FISA application against Carter Page; and (3) used FARA violations as tools for political surveillance and political targeting.

Yes, that means Michael Atkinson was Senior Counsel for the DOJ-NSD, at the very epicenter of the political weaponization and FISA abuse.

If the DOJ-NSD exploitation of the NSA database, and/or DOJ-NSD FISA abuse, and/or DOJ-NSD FARA corruption were ever to reach sunlight, current ICIG Atkinson -as the lawyer for the process- would be under a lot of scrutiny for his involvement.

Yes, that gives current ICIG Michael Atkinson a strong and corrupt motive to participate with the Pelosi-Schiff/Lawfare impeachment objective.  Sketchy!

It now looks like the Lawfare network constructed the ‘whistle-blower’ complaint aka a Schiff Dossier, and handed it to allied CIA operative Michael Barry to file as a formal IC complaint.  This process is almost identical to the Fusion-GPS/Lawfare network handing the Steele Dossier to the FBI to use as the evidence for the 2016/2017 Russia conspiracy.

This series of events is exactly what former CIA Analyst Fred Fleiz said last week. Fleitz has extensive knowledge of the whistleblower process. Fleitz said last week the Ukraine call whistle-blower is likely driven by political motives, and his sources indicate he had help from Congress members while writing it.

“I can promise you, because we are not going to let him go; [Atkinson] is going to tell he truth about what happened”…

~ Devin Nunes

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269 Responses to Activity and Background of Sketchy IC IG Michael Atkinson Now Under Investigative Spotlight…

  1. islandpalmtrees says:

    I am not saying the CIA is behind all of this, but if you were.
    Does the CIA have a dirty tricks manual or is it one of those on the job training things?

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    • Carly says:

      I hear Day 1 is an intensive study of Mean Girls. Seriously, so much of the B-S is high school s— with better tools. Sick of this. When I think of Clapper, Brennan, Comey, and pouting McCabe and snarky Strzok, I think of Mean Girls.

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    • icanhasbailout says:

      This is a CIA regime change operation run by the exact same core group that ran the regime change in Ukraine. This is what it looks like from inside the country that’s being regime-changed.

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      • The Phantom Stranger says:

        Bingo – President Trump has never been one of the CIA’s approved and vetted choices for office. He poses a direct threat to their long-term plans and agenda. That is why the intel community has been running a soft coup operation against Trump since the day he was elected.

        Hillary, Romney, McCain, etc – they have all been nothing more than water carriers for whatever the CIA wants done across the world. It’s bigger than the CIA, but much of the problem is executed under CIA auspices.

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        • icanhasbailout says:

          If you review the record, it’s clear we didn’t have a genuine election for President at any time after 1984 and before 2016.

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        • Marko Mendoza says:

          This is the problem with Big Government. All the various departments and agencies reach a certain size and suddenly they develop a life and interests all their own, and they protect and defend those interests to the detriment of the people and country they’re supposed to serve. Cleansing is needed!

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    • chipin8511 says:

      Its time to waterboard this SOB we will find out the truth.. Hang him upside down for 24 hours ..These are coup conspirators Sue Gordon also former #2 CIA fired….. and Gina Haspel must be fired now…..

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  2. Deplorabe_Vespucciland says:

    That initial spook whistleblower came up with nothing impeachment worthy so they deepstate decides to bring out more worms from the swamp with more false accusations. Let them produce 3,4,5 more anonymous complainants if they want.

    Original whistleblower essay = 0 evidence of presidential wrongdoing
    Add 5 more storytellers 5 x 0 = 0, still zero.

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  3. Shyster says:

    The second leaker does not qualify as a whistle blower for the same reasons the first guy didn’t. According to the DOJ office of legal counsel, the IC whistleblower statute is not applicable to the POTUS since he is not a part of the intelligence community. So my question is, if the complaint is not legally covered by the IC whistleblower statute, how do the statutory protections of the statute apply to these individuals? I don’t think it does, but I’m just spit balling and don’t know enough about the IC whistleblower statutory scheme to resolve the issue definitively.

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    • Allard Otten says:

      Might be trying to save the 2nd leaker’s ass by pushing the narrative that he’s whistleblowing, not leaking.

      They also have to sex up the accusation in the 2nd WB’s info so it’s not a CC of the 1st WB’s info. I think they’re going to try to say POTUS’s transcript is fake and POTUS is running a cover up.

      Refer to my previous post re Schiff being fed a fake document by both the US and Ukraine.

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      “According to the DOJ office of legal counsel, the IC whistleblower statute is not applicable to the POTUS since he is not a part of the intelligence community.”

      …Are you sure? The rules may have been rewritten last week on someone’s whim. Cause that’s how we do it now in the Banana Republic of America.

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  4. Jimmy says:

    I am at a loss. The Dems seem to have nothing, unless the play is “The second whistleblower will testify under oath that the transcript of the phone call is inaccurate where as the first whistleblower’s account of the phone call is accurate.” Which will go nowhere. So, it’s Ballsy Ford lunacy.

    Is there anything else going on?

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  5. Muthaucker says:

    Deep State only got one modus operandi? (often shortened to M.O.) someone’s habits of working, particularly in the context of business or criminal investigations, but also more generally. It is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as mode of operating.

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  6. graphiclucidity says:

    I’m now coming to a new understanding as to why certain Republicans and all the Democrats pushed so hard to keep Rep. Ratcliffe from becoming DNI.

    I’m pretty sure John Ratcliffe would’ve never let himself be bulldozed by Atkinson and Schiff like DNI Maquire has.

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    • anthony says:

      Senator Burr assassinated John Ratcliffe to protect his corruption and that of the Democrats. Burr should be removed from his Committee Chairmanship. He’s more democrat and crooked. MCConell abetter him. Ratcliffe is a stud – he has guts that GOPe resent.

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  7. islandpalmtrees says:

    Hot news: IG FISA abuse report due out in 10 days per Hannity show tonight, I make that to be 10/18.

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  8. TreeperInTraining says:

    I’m hoping this is not OT.

    Quite bombshellish, no:

    Ukraine ‘Anti-Corruption’ Director Bragged About Helping Hillary Clinton In 2016: Leaked Audio

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukraine-anti-corruption-director-bragged-about-helping-hillary-clinton-2016-leaked

    Lots of interesting, elitist, wine swilling conversation.

    Boom.

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  9. neev1031 says:

    ‘Who watches the watchdog watching the dog?’ Any bureaucracy will always agree to more layers – it just makes them more entrenched.
    Thought: Mole 1 has second hand complaint channeled through a ‘colleague’ to CIA General Counsel. Mole 1 had to have heard it from Mole 2 (among others). Mole 1 & Mole 2 were both at the White House at the same time if Mole 2 has first hand knowledge. The ‘colleague’ is too stupid to be part of the CIA. Person who hired ‘stupid’ is the mastermind!!!

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  10. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Nice “rollout” Mr Atkinson.

      Catherine Herridge was RIGHT-ON. When this thing is over, I want to see her, Mollie, Carrie, Clarice, and the small handful of dedicated jounalists honored in the manner they deserve. It just shows that the tiny remnant of media which has been true to it’s purpose must be recognized and revered for saving itself from certain demise.

      And for you, Sundance, you will be recognized as well, a citizen soldier, if you will allow it, who rallied true patriots to question, educate, and act on behalf of an ideal worth saving: the Republic.

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  11. iwasthere says:

    Putting aside the first hand knowledge requirement, aka the new hearsay exception rule, the WB is not reporting on an INTELLIGENCE MATTER which is the second part of the test. Moreover, there is nothing ‘urgent’ because the call was already made and the weapons funding already deployed. It’s all so stupid. Now, blowing the whistle on the illegal DOJ-NSD, NSA database abuse by 3 contractors – now there is an intelligence matter that needed the whistle blown. And how on earth was McConnell and the WB dumb enough to put this guy into the ICIG position? Ask Mitch.

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  12. alliwantissometruth says:

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Every day we find out how another member of this incestuous cabal of democrat lowlifes and scumbags perpetrated this steaming pile of bovine droppings

    And the democrats and “media” just keep going merrily on acting as if it’s legitimate and how they’re all outraged

    Utter idiocy that could only continue if there were total morons buying into it……. oh wait, we have people who vote for democrats, never mind

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  13. romy911 says:

    No indictments but it appears we might have one Senator that supports President Trump. I thought it was a pretty big deal that Senator Ron Johnson (WI) stated on national TV that he does not trust the CIA or FBI.

    Liked by 12 people

    • graphiclucidity says:

      It could be that Senator Johnson is one of the few senators unafraid to criticize the Intelligence Community because he has no skeletons in his closet with which they could retaliate against him with.

      Apparently, it not only takes a brave politician to face off with the post-Obama CIA and FBI, it also requires a clean politician to avoid their wrath.

      Chuck Schumer admitted as much in that famous “Six Ways From Sunday” interview.

      President Trump is just the man to cut these bastards down a few notches.

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  14. Trumpeter says:

    “You will not have a Republican that will trust the FBI or the Department of Justice for generations.”

    Lindsey trusts them!

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  15. golfmann says:

    ” This process is almost identical to the Fusion-GPS/Lawfare network handing the Steele Dossier to the FBI to use as the evidence for the 2016/2017 Russia conspiracy.”

    What is that definition of insanity again?

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  16. Jimmy says:

    I’m still not getting this. The call transcript is open for all to read. There can be no second whistleblower. You can’t blow the whistle on what everyone already knows.

    …unless the second whistleblower will testify under oath that the transcript is inaccurate while the first whistelblower’s account of the phone call is accurate.

    Other than that, this second whistleblower is incomprehensible to me. Am I the only one who ca’t make heads or tails of this? It seems like mass social delusion and neurosis to me.

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    • chipin8511 says:

      They have hacked the serure computer that the phone call is on..But Trump knows they are listening ..Barr came out a few days and ask Trump to ask other countries to help investigate the investigators,

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    • Rockindubya says:

      Although your last sentence says it all, I suspect even more lies to be forthcoming. Along the lines of the Second WB says that Schifty’s charade at the hearing is the 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍 conversation.

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  17. islandpalmtrees says:

    Will the impeachment inquiry vote occur with the release of the FSA abuse IG report, in order to distract from it’s content?

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  18. Sun Yat Sen says:

    My opinion is there is no whistleblower. They made him up, just like Obama’s girlfriend was a “composite” of people. Now they don’t want the person’s name known or to be seen when testifying. The person doesn’t exist and they are drawing straws on who has to sit behind the screen with their voice altered. Prove me wrong Shifty.

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  19. The CIA operative “whistle-blower” letter to Adam Schiff and Richard Burr was on August 12th (link).

    Thank you, THANK YOU, Thank you for finally emphasizing that the ICIG released “a LETTER announcing a COMPLAINT” despite House Democrats and the Press calling this “the COMPLAINT”.

    Ahem. So, where is THE COMPLAINT?
    Nowhere to be found? Oh, what a surprise… (sarcasm)

    Or did the ICIG ACCEPT a REFERRAL from Democrats at HPSCI as “THE COMPLAINT”?
    Seems like it, based on the documents released so far.

    So, are the Democrats at HPSCI actually “The Whistleblower(s)” that FILED AND SUBMITTED the COMPLAINT? I have to ask, because the only “COMPLAINT” in the public record SO FAR,
    is an August 12 Whistleblower LETTER (the letter basically says “I will be filing a COMPLAINT, here is a leak of Top-Secret information to use against the ICIG to force him to accept this complaint”). That was a LETTER Adam Schiff at HPSCI and Richared Burr at SSCI.

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  20. All these weasels, hyenas and assorted scumbags act with impunity and immunity. The are constantly giving the finger to our President Trump and the American people on a daily basis.

    The list of their crimes includes everything from (apparently) murder to sedition to treason to grand larceny, yet somehow they keep motoring along. There has to be a reckoning and soon.

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  21. Liberty Forge says:

    Up-thread there is an embedded interview of Devin Nunes.

    I encourage everyone to take the time to listen to this interview.

    This guy understands it all — he is so very calm & collected. And he really needs our support to accomplish what he is intent on doing.

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  22. ezgoer says:

    Can’t someone in Trump’s team do a personnel assessment and identify people in positions who are connected to Lawfare, the Obama activist network, and those who are involved with FISA abuse? Seems like a rational thing to do and then remove them or transfer them to posts where they can’t do damage.

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  23. youme says:

    Why doesn’t some Senate committee subpoena Schiff and demand he back up his numerous statements over 2 years that he has evidence of Trump collusion with Russia.

    Maybe this has some legs:

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  24. icanhasbailout says:

    Is there any information at all that would distinguish these “whistleblowers” from a completely fabricated story made up from whole cloth?

    What evidence do we have that we are talking real people here and not an invention? Any?

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    • Magabear says:

      Until the dimms produce an actual person, your theory may well be right.

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      • icanhasbailout says:

        It just doesn’t make sense. We’re going to find out one way or the other so all hiding does is weaken the claim in order to delay discovery.

        If these people are who they are said to be, they would be very senior people with impressive titles and work experience. There’d be no reason to hide that, given that their identities are guaranteed to be known at some point before a Senate trial.

        Given how badly the argument is failing… Dems HAVE TO pull these people out and rest on their authority and credentials. But not only are they not doing that, they’re scheming to make these alleged people even more inaccessible.

        My confidence level that these people do not exist is above 80% already and it keeps rising.

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    • jx says:

      Since the person is not a whistleblower they are not entitled to anonymity. This is a problem for Schiff’s theatrical production. Force him to produce the person or cancel the show.

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  25. DebbieSemms says:

    Was it McMaster who recommended Atkinson as IG?

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  26. Rynn69 says:

    Eliminate the position of Inspector General. There is absolutely no use for it.

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  27. johnnyfandango says:

    Here is an idea, how about we waterboard the Whistleblowers.

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  28. Ackman419 says:

    I’d vote for a Devin Nunes ticket in 2024. He straight up called a commie a commie in that interview.
    I wish we had 100 of him. And Jim Jordan. And Radcliff.
    Stay strong, and pray, Treepers!

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  29. hanginfire says:

    I love all of you Treepers! Thank you all for being my “comfort zone” of truth and sanity in this fearsome fight between good and evil. God Bless You All!

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  30. BitterC says:

    Doesn’t really matter if the WB was legit or not. The transcript is out there and the Dems are going full steam ahead on impeachment

    What I wonder about is the WB letter to Schiff/Burr 8/12. There were enough allegations and info to send Schiff into action. If the ICIG had (properly) rejected the complaint I doubt Schiff woulda shrugged and said “Oh well”, even if there was some rule prohibiting that

    I am surprised that that type of letter is permitted before internal review.

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  31. Dick_Turpin says:

    In that photo Atkinson looks like he just filled his shorts with something smelly !

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  32. Merkin Muffley says:

    It’s very possible that Atkinson will be one of the subjects of the Durham investigation. He must recuse himself immediately.

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  33. John-Y128 says:

    Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) is our modern day Sargent Schultz ‘I know nothing’, or all three monkeys that ‘see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil’, all rolled into one.

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  34. John-Y128 says:

    In order to take any government job, especially an IG position, you should have to surrender your right to vote, while you hold the job, it obviously a ‘conflict of interest’ for representing citizens.

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  35. tozerbgood8315 says:

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  36. Vegas Guy says:

    LOL….I did NOT have first hand knowledge of that phone call……to the Ukraine….

    .So now we bring in a second WB who can say they DID have first hand knowledge….

    Question now becomes exactly who can claim actual WB status? Which one is the WB?
    AND of course, at some point, we will have to determine the definition of “first hand knowledge”…..

    The Dems are totally stepping in it & they will not be able to scrape it off their shoes. These idiots are “digging for dirt” with a rubber shovel…..

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  37. Terri Winterbottom says:

    Some one earlier said we should all send them “shovels”. My Grandbaby has lots of sand shovels at my house. I will sending one to pillousy, shift for brains and the DNC!! PS I also sent ol blamo lots of tea bags….lets “swamp” them with shovels. Lol! Of course I will have to get my Grandbaby some new sand shovels!!

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  38. amwick says:

    Sen Tom Collins from Arkansas just sent IG Atkinson a scathing letter.. Hope they get answers..

    https://www.cotton.senate.gov/files/documents/IG%20Letter.pdf

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