Figures – Report: IG Report Delayed Release – Ongoing “Classification Review”…

Maria Bartiromo had initially reported the IG report on the Carter Page FISA situation was going to be released around the end of this week.  Ms. Bartiromo is now reporting a delay:

It’s the “classifications being made” part that raises concern.  President Trump granted Attorney General Bill Barr with declassification authority on May 23rd, 2019, so that any classification issues could be minimized and maximum transparency afforded.

WHITE HOUSE: (MAY 23rd) “Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election.

The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.” (read more)

Memorandum for Agency Guidance below:

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY
THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

SUBJECT: Agency Cooperation with Attorney General’s Review of Intelligence Activities Relating to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:

♦Section 1. Agency Cooperation.

The Attorney General is currently conducting a review of intelligence activities relating to the campaigns in the 2016 Presidential election and certain related matters. The heads of elements of the intelligence community, as defined in 50 U.S.C. 3003(4), and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review.

♦Sec. 2. Declassification and Downgrading.

With respect to any matter classified under Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009 (Classified National Security Information), the Attorney General may, by applying the standard set forth in either section 3.1(a) or section 3.1(d) of Executive Order 13526, declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence that relates to the Attorney General’s review referred to in section 1 of this memorandum. Before exercising this authority, the Attorney General should, to the extent he deems it practicable, consult with the head of the originating intelligence community element or department. This authority is not delegable and applies notwithstanding any other authorization or limitation set forth in Executive Order 13526.

♦Sec. 3. General Provisions.

(a) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) The authority in this memorandum shall terminate upon a vacancy in the office of Attorney General, unless expressly extended by the President.

(d) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

(e) The Attorney General is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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415 Responses to Figures – Report: IG Report Delayed Release – Ongoing “Classification Review”…

  1. Bubby says:

    I’m beginning to believe that the “coup attempt” by the deep state will be permanent and ongoing until the Democrats get a total lock on the Presidency and Congress. Until America becomes one a party country like Venezuela the deep state lead by the IC (primarily the CIA) with assistance from the msm will always be in “coup” mode. Hope and pray I’m wrong but I haven’t seen anything so far to do permanent damage to the leftists involved or their mindset that they know better than anyone else and should be in charge in perpetuity?

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      I’ve been thinking about this… it’s possible that Wray tried to pull the same garbage with the conclusion. You know when the conclusion doesn’t match the content, like the last time. Maybe, just maybe, Barr looked it over and told him either redo it or I will. That might account for the delay. Just another maybe.

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      • I like the way you are thinking. The scenario is certainly possible and, if the word ever got out, it would hopefully result in the firing of Wray.

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        • jeff montanye says:

          imo the fbi and the cia could use new leadership, preferably from outside the agencies.

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        • jake49028 says:

          Why is Wray still there even? Reports that he delays and refuses to look into FBI corruption…are they true?

          Big question is why is Trump acting like he has all the time in the world? He doesn’t, they’re going to run out the clock into the election. Another thing that continues to bug me is the question of why POTUS did not fire every single Obama holdover on Jan 20, 2017?

          This and some of his appointments worry me that he does not have the cojones to clean out the swamp and fire all the CIA & other IC miscreants that have a death grip on our country.

          He made a promise to declassify it all — He had better make good on that, and quickly.

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      • good point Demon Slick! I was playing devils advocate earlier today and wondered if Barr perhaps has an ace up his sleeve that he doesn’t want to reveal just yet. It would make sense to me that Barr may want to keep this den of vipers nicely placated until he is ready to drop the hammer. JMHO

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        • RJ says:

          Have you noticed how many people who respond on this site come up with all kinds of “hopeful” reasons, suggestions, suspicions, and theories as to why all of these so called investigations are taking such a long time?

          Could it be due to “common sense” operating? In other words, we posters smell something really rotten going on and hope our senses are not accurate.

          I expect to hear over the “sound system” the order coming down to “abandon ship” any day now. You and others can fill in the blanks as to how and why we could even get to such a place.

          Me, I am going to look for a life jacket and hope there is some flotsam I can swim toward for survival. Maybe the surviving oarsman Charlton Heston might be there to pull me out of the water…maybe not.

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          • YvonneMarie says:

            You could starve or get eaten by a shark floating in your life jacket.
            Hope is important.
            But on another topic…Rush Limbaugh is not on his game today. He is lamenting
            about communism in public education. That was evident 30 years ago.

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            • mugzey302 says:

              Between communist common core and the requirement to adhere to the gay mafia’s obsession with genitalia, I pity our kids in public school systems.

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          • The Demon Slick says:

            Before we go full on water the tree of liberty, we have to attempt every means of resolving our grievances peacefully. If that means being patient and hopeful, then that’s what I’m going to do. We can play the last card when the rest of the deck is dealt.

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          • willyeye says:

            No one really knows what will happen. Some people are just naturally optimistic and positive, and some people are naturally pessimistic and negative. I’d say there’s a 50-50 chance that this can go either way. I tend to be on the hopeful side. Too many indicators point in the direction that Barr is legit and he is dead serious about busting the coup wide open. If he was one of the bad guys, instead of saying that he and Rosenstein didn’t find enough evidence, he could have come out and said Mueller was correct on everything and he’s going to indict Trump for Obstruction.

            Barr is not a stupid man and I seriously doubt that he will let the plotters play him. I believe that he wants to have all of his ducks in a row before he lets the hammer fall. In a case like this, where a bit more than half the country believes the mainstream media/Dems and think that Trump stole the election from Hillary, Barr has to make sure that all the evidence is there and not to try to go in half-assed. He needs to get at least 60% of the public to believe all of the indictments are legitimate. He could also be timing it so that he makes the impeachment look partisan and biased even to Democrats, not to mention making sure that the prosecutions/trials will take place in the thick of the 2020 elections. This strategy would also make all of the Dem Congressional candidates look bad having voted for an illegitimate impeachment. The Repubs could take back 50 or 60 seats in the House if it’s played right.

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            • Wade Coody says:

              We can only hope that Barr isn’t complicit. He’s been friends/associates with many of the Lawfare Group lawyers for 40 years. And they may know what his Achilles heel is. Flynn’s was his son’s exposure. Barr’s, who knows ?

              Wray is a full blown Lawfare partner. Why is he still in place? How did he get the job in the first place?

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              • willyeye says:

                My gut tells me that Barr doesn’t like those people. Barr believes in a strong Office of the President. He believes that the president is the only elected official in and the true boss of the Executive Branch because of the fact that the president is the only elected official that is voted on by the entire American public. Those Lawfare people only believe that this belief applies to Democrat presidents. In fact, I think that Barr hates those Lawfare types. He also hates their judges that love judicial overreach; judges that make decisions that affect the entire nation. Kind of like if one judge back in 1969 had decided that abortion should be legal so he/she just took it upon themselves to make it legal.Barr hates these judges: he believes that the president or SCOTUS have a lot more power than one Federal judge.

                Regarding Wray, that guy should have been gone at least a year ago. I for the life of me don’t understand why Trump would let that guy stay this long. Wray is an obstructor. Even before he was approved by the Senate, he already said that he didn’t believe that Trump-Russia was a hoax. I would have fired him the first day. Unless he said something different to trump when he interviewed for the job. But judging by his perception that Strzok’s bias didn’t affect his job performance, the guy is definitely a Trump-hater.

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            • lorigoldsmith says:

              “Never Interfere When Your Enemy Is In The Process Of Destroying Themselves”.
              Barr, Durham, Huber and Horowitz had to go deep to be able to wrap their arms around the scale of corruption, sedition, treason and betrayal of the President and the American people. Just when they get close to wrapping up one investigation, the deepstate exposes themselves again! The CIA Runs another operation on our duly elected President and the American people. Let them! Shiff, Pelosi, Nadler, Cummings, Waters and even Harry Reid are exposing themselves even more. I’m going to make a prediction that through Fusion GPS and Glen Simpson’s bank records, the phoney mainstream media will be exposed as being co-conspirators with the swamp players in trying to take down an American President.

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      • NYMinuteman says:

        I hope you are right.
        This report is going to be a massive tell on what is coming from the USG on the assault on our Constitutional rights by the intelligence community. I have tried to get my liberal, Trump-hating friends to understand that this is NOT about Trump any more. Yes, it will effect him, but nothing is going to deter the Dems from their drive to destroy him before November 2020. This is about the abuse of FISA law, the metastasis of the Patriot Act, the surveillance state, and the Stalinist impulse of the modern left wing Democrats.

        When the Patriot Act was proposed, it was taken up with massive assurances that there would be checks and balances and transparency – that it was intended solely to protect America from the foreign terrorists looking to attack America. It wasn’t intended to be used to listen in on possible election interference by foreign governments. as laudable as that may be, and it CERTAINLY was not meant to be weaponized as a political tool.

        The two scathing FISC decisions could not be more clear in what they reveal. The question is whether these lifetime members of the Beltway intel club are going to be willing to lay bare what happened, or are they going to excuse these abuses by claiming people like McCabe and Comey INTENDED to protect the country? If you rob a bank to steal money to donate to dying cancer patients, that doesn’t change the crime.

        I worry when I see example like Devon Archer, buddy and business partner of the sons of the sitting VP and Secretary of State (in Ukraine and China), being convicted by a jury for a despicable securities fraud on a Native American tribe, and then being singled out from among the 7 GUILTY conspirators for a reversal by an Obama-appointee judge, married to one of Mueller’s dozen-odd Democrat prosecutors. I worry when the rationale flies in the face of the evidence – including a clear and obvious LIE to two major banks about the source of a $15 million transfer of stolen funds. If any other person did just that one act, they would spend some serious time in jail. A jury UNANIMOUSLY said he was guilty. I worry because this is reported NOWHERE — not even Fox News.

        Will the “deep bureaucracy” ever bring these people to task?

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        • willyeye says:

          FOX News is not the same FOX of even just a few years ago. I’ve read that Murdoch’s sons are both left-wingers and they have taken over some of the news operations. I feel like the liberals they hired to come off as “fair and balanced” used to have orders to hold back. The liberal debaters they hire now are insane lefties all of whom despise Trump, and they never hold back. I could watch some of the primetime lineup on FOX, but I quit watching FOX altogether over a year ago. I mostly just read about politics now. I get almost none of my news from TV.

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          • lorigoldsmith says:

            I agree. I love Fox News but lately I have seen them make a bad hire with Donna Brazill. A proven cheater and liar, who used her position to slip a question to Clinton that would be asked in a presidential debate! Really? And I used to love Juan William’s, he was my favorite liberal. Not anymore! He is to far gone! Has Disney have anything to do with this?

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      • stringplayer55 says:

        Boy, I’d like to believe your line of thought, that Barr is holding Wray’s feet to the fire. Wray is a snake. Of course, that describes most of the people in D.C.

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      • Lester Smith says:

        Trump needs to prime time and let it all fly. His IC heads suck most of the justice department suck and his communications people suck. He has to go prime time and he needs I would say Kimberly Gilford. Would be a great asset to help him shape the message. Can’t wait any longer preception is everything.

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        • mugzey302 says:

          What’s the deal with Court TV? Why couldn’t he have a daily news update feature (rather than Twitter and having all the horrific responses!). Maybe some in-depth shows with alternative media people (screw the networks!).

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    • Baron Ash says:

      Either the Democrats….. or another typical (RINO) Republican, i.e. the Uniparty. Once the Uniparty is back in the saddle, all will be well (from their pov).

      And Trump is more involved with the Deep State than many think. If he wasn’t, he wouldn’t have got in. It’s just that there is a bit of a DS civil war right now, sort of nationalist vs globalists thing. Although cognitively instinctive – not to mention appealing – to see things in a binary good vs evil fashion, reality of course – including human beings – is far more nuanced and messy.

      Basically Trump’s classification order put AG Barr in charge of ALL classifications involving these political matters and investigations etc. Which means he gets to put a lid on it all and only release what he wants. It doesn’t mean that he is going to release everything he can, which it seems many assumed when that order, printed above in this posting, was issued.

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      • nuthinmuffin says:

        ‘If he wasn’t, he wouldn’t have got in.” not much faith in a higher power, eh? how is it that a man who never ran a campaign and suffered every attempt to take him out before the election succeeded? I’ll leave that with you…

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        • elsuperbus says:

          There’s an old phrase that I didn’t fully understand until I got older: “that’s the exception that proves the rule”

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        • Baron Ash says:

          I very much doubt that Higher Powers paddle around in the cesspit that is US election politics! That is clearly Lower Power territory!

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      • jake49028 says:

        People assumed that because that is what Trump originally said–release it all.

        He needs to light a fire under some asses and override the coming redactions which I guarantee will be ass-covering, not national security.

        If he doesn’t, he will risk losing some of his support.

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      • lorigoldsmith says:

        Agree on DS civil war. But disagree on DS nod on Trump. All over the world, conservatives have been winning elections over the globalist. From Brexit, Trump, Poland, Germany, Denmark, etc. The people are rising up and kicking politicians to the curb!

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    • elsuperbus says:

      The “coup” attempt is really an attempt to fully wrestle power away from center-right America and lock in leftist rule under an iron fist for generations to come. It has been going on before Trump and has just become more visible.

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    • Daniel says:

      Imagine for a moment if Barr simply said “that looks like it’s criminal and I’m going to declassify it to show the people of the world!” I know it’s what we think we want. But stretch your mind a bit further into the realm of “be careful of what you wish for.”

      “Reckless declassification” would be the charge and cry of the intelligence and other actors out there. They wouldn’t really even have to demonstrate harm — just that it’s reckless and could have very unintended consequences.

      Barr is nothing if not careful and deliberate. We have little to go on but by appearances, he seems to be talking with all of the right people as this continues. But here’s the mistake people continue to make as it pertains to Barr and all the rest. You cannot see into the eye of the storm. It’s obscured from view intentionally for reasons which may be professional (or may be evil). So you have to look elsewhere to gain clues.

      When Barr was nominated, the left reacted badly. They didn’t have anything on him they could use and (I suspect) they knew he had things on them. They resisted but they didn’t really fight. And in a short time, the left went silent on Barr. But it was the initial reaction to Barr which showed us he was someone they didn’t want. We saw similar patterns of leftist reactions to Kavanaugh and even preliminarily to Trump’s likely female pick to replace Ruth Vader Gimpsburg. (They already bought a domain name and have already listed things to hate about her… can’t even remember her name at the moment but I saw the domain registration and the site content.)

      But here’s another source of clues. The Trump and Giuliani public shift! Trump has always been loudly outspoken. Rudy has been too. But they have absolutely taken it up a notch or two lately and the left is absolutely scrambling to keep up. They are directing our attention and doing a great job at it. In fact, they are directing the attention of the media too. And it would seem to be directing it away from Barr in my view.

      If Barr is to be seen as an unbiased AG, he can’t be the one making all the noise. If the president and Giuliani are the ones making the noise, I’d say that goes a long way to better ensure whatever Barr brings out will seem less like it’s part of whatever Trump/Giuliani are doing which is how it should be. But at the same time, it just feels like Barr is getting closer to something and Trump/Giuliani are acting as decoys.

      That is how the movie in my head plays out so far. I like to look where I’m supposed to look, but I also like to look on the periphery as well. We can’t see what they don’t want us to see. But we can get clues based on reactions out there. And that’s about all we’ve got.

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      • gda53 says:

        Notice how no one is talking about ‘the server’?

        Now why is that, do you suppose? Does Barr et al have the server? And what’s the worst the server could reveal?

        Maybe I reach too far. But what ABOUT ‘the server’? Any half-credible speculation out there?

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        • willyeye says:

          I seem to recall that in THE phone call transcript Trump asked the Ukrainian president for a favor and it would be great if he could look into the DNC server and that it was supposedly in Ukraine. I thought the Dems would go carazy about that but they seem to only be concerned about the Biden…I guess because that’s the one item in the call that they could try to insinuate that Trump intrfered in anothe election by trying to get Bien out of the race. I keep waiting for somebody to talk about the server being in Ukraine, but I haven’t heard anyone talking about it. It sure would be funny if the president of Ukraine would call trump and tell him that he found the server!

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    • stringplayer55 says:

      And this is what is so infuriating about RINOs who go along with the despotic efforts of the left. Mitt Romney was thoroughly slimed by the left when he ran for president. He has first hand experience as a victim of the left’s use of “the wrap-up smear.” Surely, he must know their malevolent nature. And yet, he (and a whole passel of Senate RINOs) join right in on the chorus with opposition to the duly elected President.

      After they remove Trump, no Republican will ever stand against the cabal of the leftist Deep State. And these RINOs march right in step with those efforts to destroy the two-party system – and shred the Constitution along the way!

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      • Baron Ash says:

        Romney wasn’t slimed by the left, it is just typical Uniparty theatrics putting on the ‘we are a democracy show.’ And he’s still in bed with them today.

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  2. simon says says:

    This hunt is over. This is the same drawn out delay tactic we’ve seen everytime we are denied admission to the big tent. Not arrest or person of interest on the hook for all the criminal behavior so far. And Trump’s allies are constantly being shot in the back from inside. No information to tie anyone to their crime and the investigators are going down without a single shot.

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    • elsuperbus says:

      I’m not yet completely out of hope, but I remember soon after Trump was sworn in he basically said there was no more going after Crooked. The tone is set from the top.

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  3. waicool says:

    Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

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    • Moe Grimm says:

      Perhaps this one first – but I’d elect Brennan and Clapper to swing with him. My pref to hang them… no trap door action. Hand over hand. I have a special hatred for Co-me. His repugnant arrogance, his greek like philosopher “tweets”, his Grotesque sanctimony. The image of Co-me entering that hearing with his head raised and smirk across his mouth looking down on those around him. That changed me. When the music finally stops he goes first.

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  4. JRD says:

    Of course, scumbag Wray needs more time to schedule training courses and the radical Left needs more time to rage, rape, and pillage.
    Up next more Marxist Lawfare, Lindsey Graham waiting, waiting, waiting….. and Senator Burr telling us the Russians interfered in the election.
    Long live the corrupt Uni-Party.

    Banana Republic.

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  5. The U.S. establishment has been engaged militarily in the Middle East since 1990. Not to the benefit of the average American. The U.S. establishment has gutted the farm and rust belts to benefit globalists via China and others. Not to the benefit of the average American. The U.S. establishment utilizes drug and human trafficking to meet their ends. Not to the benefit of the average American. The U.S. establishment works via interlocking multinational corporations to undermine U.S. sovereignty. Not to the benefit of the average American.

    The ability of the U.S. establishment to do all of the above must be destroyed. This will take decades. But, it is a fight worth fighting. To the benefit of the average American.

    There are more of us than them. We can win, if we want to win. Trump is just the icebreaker ship. We, all of us, must follow behind and hit them by land, air, and sea. We can win.

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  6. Linus in W.PA. says:

    I think we all know what’s going to be in the report. But from our time here at CTH, and having seen the previous IG Reports, we know that the blatant crimes will be detailed in the body of the report, but that the executive summary may ‘water down’ or wash the actual crimes.

    Then, the media will spin it any way they can, and we’ll still have people on both sides of the fence (right and left).

    So, the IG Report is not going to change anything.

    That’s my guess.

    Now, if may be a pleasant surprise if we don’t see the DOJ declining prosecution after criminal referrals are given.

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  7. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    If President Trump wanted he could declassify everything! Why doesn’t he?
    Could it be that parts of the IG report are instrumental in the Durham investigation? And they don’t want it declassified before he’s done?
    Sorry Sundance but this is disingenuous from you cause you surely know that this is a possibility.

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    • Zy says:

      Really? I suppose he has all the documents locked in his desk drawer in the Oval Office. I also assume the MSM will fully cooperate in publishing them and there will be no pushback in not following the process (more “obstruction”).

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      • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

        Yes, really! He can toay release everything related to his spygate case, TODAY or a year ago!
        He can declassify everything that is in the IG report. EVERYTHING! Totally legal.
        He can publish it on his twitter, Hannity etc.!
        And since when is Trump worried about pushback?

        No, he knows what’s up and that releasing it now or a year ago, like some DEMAND(lol), would have endangered the Durham case. He isn’t stupid.

        He gave Barr the authority to declass cause Barr knows what can be released now and what not.
        If that isn’t Trump’s motivation then what is it? Why would he readily allow the people he hired to make him look like an clueless sucker(?), cause that is what people basically say when they cry about the handling of spygate.

        It’s weird how you guys assume you know more and better than Trump.

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        • dawg says:

          “It’s weird how you guys assume you know more and better than Trump.”

          Well, if thats not psychological projection, I dont know what is.

          You are the one saying Trump has it and should release it, and “why doesnt he?”

          I say its because 1 big dump of declass would get ignored and forgotten within 2 weeks.

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          • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

            “Has it” ??? He doesn’t need to have!
            He can just declassify what’s classified in the IG report.
            He can release and declassify Sundance list incl. the FISA applications

            So why doesn’t he? Think it through and there aren’t many options.

            If your worry is that it’s all forgotten in one dump then he could release it every Monday. Trump would know how to do such stuff if he had the intention to release. Sorry, that’s another weak excuse on why you can keep crying about Barr and exclude Trump from your blame.

            If you think it through logically then either Trump knows what he’s doing and what’s coming or he’s played like a fool by Barr and co. The latter makes no sense to me, but maybe to people who think they’re smarter than Trump?

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    • nuthinmuffin says:

      when you play poker you don’t throw down your cards all at once

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  8. FairTaxGuy60 says:

    This is getting old. Every time there is hope of good news, it turns sour.

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    • Blaze says:

      This is why I rarely read here anymore. Unless Sundance has posted something about great economic news or POSITIVE stuff I usually just skip over it. We have a corrupt DOJ.

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      • Raised on Reagan says:

        Yup.

        Been waiting for years for something to be released or any movement on Spygate and the still ongoing coup.

        And just look the timing of and how fast the Lawfare DOJ released leaked attack on Rudy and filed charges filed two of his “associates”.

        Not feeling hopeful for our President or our country today.

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      • Raised on Reagan says:

        Yup.

        Been waiting for years for something to be released or any movement on Spygate and the still ongoing coup.

        And just look the timing of and how fast the Lawfare DOJ released leaked attack on Rudy and filed charges filed two of his “associates”.

        Not feeling hopeful for our President or our country today.

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      • Dee says:

        It’s not what Sundance writes, it is the swamp and they are doing everything to protect themselves and always will. Trump should not have turned declass over to Barr as he lost control. That said this IG report may be a exciting as the last one being it was a nothing burger.

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        • swissik says:

          Meanwhile those “in charge” are laughing all the way to the bank. Laughing at we the people and saying let them beetch on sites such as this one and others, it rids them of their frustrations and we “in charge” are safe. Nothing changes!

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  9. Disruptor says:

    The dems are openly at war and fighting dirty. The GOP is sabotaging from within by slow-walking everything. It’s always been Trump against the world.

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  10. islandpalmtrees says:

    Sorry folks, just a last minute delay while Wray, Schiff and Pelosi make a few more redactions and changes.

    Wray change those words we recommend indictments for Comey, etc to “they did not intent”, can’t do that Pelosi, then just redact the sentence.

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  11. willthesuevi says:

    OK, I am going to be a glass half full guy today. From earlier Sundance posts I learned after the report is written it is submitted to the IC for redactions. The IC then gives it back to the DOJ. and the DOJ reviews those redactions and decides whether to keep them or not.

    Could it be the IC so heavily redacted the report that the DOJ (Barr) is going through it with a fine tooth comb so as to un-redact as much as possible?

    Maybe this was addressed in Sundance’s post or postulated in the comments? If so I missed it.

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  12. islandpalmtrees says:

    Then what will we tell people when they notice Comey is gone. Just tell everybody he’s on an extended vacation, for how long, 10-20.

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  13. Gil Stonebarger says:

    COLD ANGER IS USELESS.

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  14. 6x47 says:

    Ummmm … Trust the Plan?

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  15. RAC says:

    AC Barr or whoever else was responsible would have done the declassification with the knowledge that they had at the time.
    The coup plotters named in the report got to read their particular bit before publication to see how they were fixed. Could be someone saw they were nailed and gave up some more information, in the light of which the classification may have had to be re-done to keep other plotters in the dark.

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  16. 6x47 says:

    Er … uhhhhh … Soon?

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  17. Doppler says:

    Marxists, Trotskyites are notoriously ruthless bureaucratic infighters. They’ve had decades to build their defenses. The assault on the Deep State is looking a lot like Germany’s assault on Stalingrad: days, weeks, months, to crawl through rubble from one house to the next, as supplies dwindle away and the winter storms blow in, and the enemy being attacked grows stronger. We’re down to 13 months till the election, and Wray/Horowitz just bought another two weeks, with nothing but an anonymous leak!

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  18. Zippy says:

    Rumors were that it was going to be released on 18 Oct which is a FRIDAY, the day you release stuff you want to hide. So, with that, this delay, and previous HUGE serial frauds against the FISC that didn’t even result in a slap on the wrist for the NSA, I expect ZERO results from this report that are going to put any of the perps in jail.

    Also, now that the slow walked McCabe investigation that should have only taken months instead of a year according to Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch has been released, how long does it take for the DOJ to decide to indict and prosecute him? Don’t give me the usual, “They’re too busy at the DOJ” excuse. Tiny Judicial Watch has accomplished more than the combined “efforts” of the DOJ and CONgress of a four thousand, one hundred billion dollar government… which should tell you something.

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Would the DOJ indict McCabe jaywalking if Durham is making a bigger case of robbery?

      I fear it’s not as easy as you make it out to be.. A very simplicistic view on this case.

      Obviously the IG report does not put anyone in jail. If we go there then it’s through the Durham investigation that is presumably using the IG info too.

      Either Durham is doing something or not. If he’s doing something how does JW know what he’s doing and what time he wasted? These are all very flimsy arguments with big charges on your part without you knowing what’s going on.
      JW is great but what information do they have about the Durham investigation? I hope none if Durham is doing it the right way.

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      • 6x47 says:

        I do know this: Indictments are dismissed to add new charges, and then they’re refiled.

        My sister in law is an investigator with Army CID, her specialty is sex crimes. She had a case of child molestation her predecessor had completely botched. She reopened the case, and filed charges. Then, as more information was developed, she would drop the charges and add more to it. The suspect, who hadn’t been prosecuted for his crimes for years, thought he was getting away it yet again every time she dropped the charges. In fact, he was preparing to run for Sheriff in the upcoming election.

        Finally, when the case was finished, she filed the final revision to the charges. He was arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to 40 years. Needless to say, his campaign for Sheriff was completely ruined.

        So, based on that scenario there is NO REASON why, if McCabe can be charged with jaywalking, to not file the charges now. The prosecution can always drop the charge and re-file it later with additional counts of other crimes.

        Perhaps a treeper with Federal criminal law experience can correct me if I’m wrong, but McCabe hasn’t been charged with this crime because the AG has no stomach for prosecuting members of the Big Club. “Membership has its privileges.”

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        • Zippy says:

          You beat me to it. Is it that, unlike with us peons, MULTIPLE charges can’t be introduced AS THE TRANSGRESSIONS ARE FOUND instead of deciding to CLEAR these perps, like Comey, as each of the INTENTIONALLY piecemeal, “dare not connect the dots proving conspiracy in ONE ‘investigation'” “investigations” are completed?

          S-L-O-W… W-A-L-K-E-D… F-A-R-C-E…

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  19. More of the same. Like I told my wife after it was declared “The IG Report will be out Friday”….whereupon I said: “Don’t count on it; expect a ‘delay’.”

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  20. Midnite says:

    MB’s sources may or may not have any real information related to the release date of the report and we have no way of knowing the veracity of what information they pass on to her, so I’m not holding my breath waiting for the report. The phrase “classifications being made” is so ambiguous that you can read anything into it you’d like. If you’re a skeptic then you can assign all sorts of nefarious reasons for the delay, up to and including nothing but a completely blacked out and fully redacted report. But, I can equally argue that Barr is fighting for more transparency, not less and that the delay is due to discussions over exactly how much information is left out in the open. Either argument can be true and we won’t know until we know.

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  21. J.Thomas says:

    Hello everyone, I think that I have come to understand the current “impeachment” drive.

    It is not what it appears to be.

    The impeachment drive is a chess maneuver, a strategy intended to check-mate Barr/Durham.

    1) This is not an impeachment, this is more narrative building. There is no way Trump is impeached with this flimsy nonsense. This is all a show just like Kavanaugh/Blasey-Ford and just like the Mueller Probe. Impeachment puts too many democratic seats at risk for 2020. There is no way they obliterate themselves like this to put Mike Pence in office for 4 years.

    2) Narrative building is what the CIA does, and the CIA is all over this just like they were with the investigations preceding the Mueller probe. It appears as though there was a CIA operative inside the NSC: Eric Ciaramella, who was a Ukraine/Russia operator tied directly to Joe Biden, Joseph Mifsud, president Obama, Yanukovich, Susan Rice…the usual suspects. He was in the team that both shot down the Biden investigation and dug up dirt on Paul Manafort (black ledger). You can’t make this stuff up.

    So apparently Ciaramella was spying on Trump (likely had access to FISC database searches and other human sources) and pushed against him from multiple angles, including an email sent to a cabinet member. I bet that Ciaramella is behind the “whistleblower” complaints in coordination with Lawfare and Schiff. What narrative is the CIA pushing? “Trump is trying to use foreign governments to dig dirt on political opponents.” What does that sound like? It sounds like EXACTLY what they were doing to spy on Trump. Again, re-framing the issue to be Trump’s problem, not theirs. And they have the full force of the media and the DNC to push that narrative through constant “subpoenas” (notice that they are released sequentially to create “news” and keep a running aura of controversy around Trump).

    3) The purpose of the narrative building is to create a public misunderstanding of events that frames Trump as doing exactly what they had been doing: using foreign governments to spy on and dig dirt on a political candidate (and later a president!). They want the public argument to be “you cant prosecute Obama officials because you did it too”, but they wont frame it that way…that’s supposed to be the inferred subtler take away. They’ll frame it this way…they’ll ignore all accusations against Democrats as “Conspiracy Theories” to dehumanize their opposition, and then they’ll amp up the volume on “Trump is going to jail, Trump is going to be impeached, etc” while they have prosecutors come after vulnerable fringe Trump associates.

    I think that it’s pretty obvious that this is what is going on here. They want to pin Barr/Durham into the “Conspiracy Theory” frame and threaten open revolt if Obama officials are held accountable. They want to make it easy on Barr/Durham to just call a tie here and say that nobody wins, while making the consequences of a potential prosecution devastating to the country. They’ll blame that on Barr/Durham as well.

    Having placed Barr/Durham in a corner with perceived illegitimacy, threats of destruction and public vilification, the Coup Cabal will depend on Barr to sacrifice his morality and integrity for pragmatism.

    One man can change the world. Bill Barr can take the first step to restoring justice in this country by deciding to hold these people accountable. I hope he understands the stakes…that millions upon millions of Americans understand exactly what the Coup Cabal is up to and that declining to bring justice during our first modern American Coup is being complicit in the downfall of the United States. Injustice in this situation will ring loud and clear across the country like the silenced, jagged cries of a beheaded woman. It may not be immediate, but the United States will fracture again…and this time it will be permanent.

    Please God, spare us from the evil that has come upon us. Shine so much light into the dark places that have become the power centers of our nation that the whole world can see exactly who they are and what they are doing. Father God, after bringing Truth and Light, bring Justice. After Justice, bring mercy. And after mercy, bring peace

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    • tozerbgood8315 says:

      Dems know they’ll never successfully remove the president. And they also know, they won’t beat him in the 2020 election.

      Hence… I can only conclude that the scummy bastids think they can get more blue wave movement by attempting to sway public opinion regarding the president.

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    • Doppler says:

      Wow, J Thomas, that’s a lot of insight. You write as if you have a background in the IC. Since Barr does, too, I have always understood his role to be to manage a “limited partial hangout” that stops short of laying bare the full extent of rank corruption and illegality rampant in the IC, while nailing enough of the guilty parties to satisfy the people. The Deep State keeps doubling down, however, and we reach a point where Justice must come down like rainfall, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Or else our Republic has already become like a dead vine, dried out to its root, it’s dry brown leaves blowing away one by one, awaiting a new farmer’s shovel and hoe to reclaim the land, from an unworthy people.

      I join you in your prayer, and commend it to Grandma Covfefe, Sundance’s peerless prayer leader. Now is the time for prayer and for action.

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    • Blase Bauer says:

      YOUR giving them clowns way to much Credit… Its only about ruining his reputation, that’s it. They are not smart enough for anything as complicated as you are thinking

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  22. Tom Hansen says:

    Just a reminder. Trump usually always wins. He is the type that feels pretty confident of a certain outcome when he makes a decision. In this case regarding declassification, Trump has essentially placed all of his eggs in one basket, and that is William Barr.

    That is a very risky position to take, unless Trump is highly confident that Barr will come through. So, if Wray or anyone else is going to stand in Barr’s way to impede the investigations, I am sure Barr will find a way to deal with those folks.

    My view is if Trump is confident in Barr in getting the job done to hold all those accountable in the coup attempt, then I give Barr reasonable benefit of the doubt. We are very close to knowing whether justice will prevail, or if there will be just continued cover up the deep state’s sins.

    If Barr blinks on this, then our country is in very deep trouble ahead. The stakes are as high as it gets.

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    • “Trump always wins”…except when picking an AG, doncha think? (Remember liddle Jeffie Sessions?)

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      • Matthew LeBlanc says:

        If we take the 2016 election results as a 4 quarter struggle then yes sleepy Jeff was a poor game plan that was changed at halftime. We are now witnessing bagpipe Barrs attempt to pull victory from the jaws of defeat. He has done an admirable job so far in dispatching saint Robert and weasel Weismann. 4th quarter to go and the struggle remains locked. Who shall win, is Barr for real, is PDJT going to save the Republic are all questions we shall know soon.

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  23. TomA says:

    Has anyone noticed that the “investigation” into the “suicide” of Epstein has gone nowhere, no progress reporting, no release of the autopsy; just buried in oblivion. Ditto for the Las Vegas shootings; almost nothing has been disclosed and a lot of “inconsistent” detail has been buried. If I was the Deep State, my strategy would be to delay, delay, and delay as much as possible until the magic deadline in September 2020 (90 days prior to election) when DOJ, by tradition, must go dark so as not to influence the politics of the presidential race (except in 2016, which was used the coup exemption to allow interference). All is not well. We are being played again.

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  24. tozerbgood8315 says:

    2nd try posting this

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  25. Anne says:

    So at this point the Trump AG is blocking the releasee of the IG report and the full declassification.

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  26. chojun says:

    I’d like to continue to remind everyone that it would be improper for the DOJ/Barr to release Grand Jury material. If there are redactions/classification then I hope it is to protect this kind of information.

    Either way, I guess we’ll find out.

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  27. IGiveUp says:

    There’s so much doom and gloom here, some of it from me. But whichever way this works out, even if it’s a total whitewash, at least we’ll know FOR SURE where we stand. Our gov’t is either reformable, or it’s not. Then we’ll know precisely what we’ll need to start doing next–even if that takes quite a bit of time. It’s not like we’re going anywhere. Maybe we’ll have to sink even further before we get off our knees.

    Everything that happens is truly necessary. And everything that is necessary to happen will happen. That’s life.

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  28. Sherri Young says:

    AG Barr did not need to give that speech at Notre Dame. He easily could have begged off, but he gave the speech.

    Barr has only 24 hours in a day, but he gave the speech.

    Barr has powerful and persuasive persons calling for his impeachment or even his arrest, but he gave the speech.

    There should have been no doubt that he would be denounced, but he gave the speech.

    For anyone who has not listened, please consider investing the time. I found it uplifting.

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  29. Gil Stonebarger says:

    It’s time for sundance to put away his toys and realize while he may be right on minute details, but he was WRONG about this whole charade from the beginning. All this good guy bad guy..white hat Big ugly…it’s was all a joke. Sir, you need to start using this platform as a way to FIGHT back… not sit here in the cold with our anger doing nothing. Advising we all sit back and WAIT…has gotten us no where and Trump has NOT helped his case at all. I’m beginning to think there may be a little fire with the smoke and MAYBE, we have been played.

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    • lawton says:

      Sundance adapted to what facts came out. You seem to be describing that moron StealthJeff or whatever his name is that thinks Rosenstein is a white hat.

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  30. BobR says:

    they let Comey and McCabe take it home and they said they are not going to give it back.
    No Obama perp walk because of racial implication
    No Hilary perp walk because of gender implication
    No Biden perp walk because he is running for president
    We have lost our way

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  31. Ned Zeppelin says:

    I think we expect too much from the Horowitz report. I have come to believe that it is an internal affairs document not a blueprint for prosecution. A distraction. A document used to publicly launder the dirty suits via a mea culpa, but thereby serving the greater purpose of avoiding meaningful accountability. “We vow to do better.” I think there is a strong possibility that Barr and Durham do not want evidence disclosed, and as far as I am concerned, sidetrack Horowitz into a ditch and don’t release it if that is the worry. It won’t fix the big problems. Bring on the RICO indictments. They should come out of nowhere if done properly, not signaled or delayed or anything like that. That is what matters, and given that, imagine the powers that Barr and Durham are up against. And Trump for that matter. No easy task here.

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    • J.Thomas says:

      Absolutely.

      Durham has RICO (La Cosa Nostra…yes, that La Cosa Nostra) convictions in his portfolio.

      Durham also has investigated CIA and FBI corruption and/or malfeasance in multiple cases. One case involves FBI-Mafia corruption.

      Durham is known as incredibly detailed and with the ability to hunt down his targets with precision.

      Durham has a reputation as being discreet, serious, and apartisan.

      This is a monster task…to treat the rogue IC Coup Cabal like a criminal syndicate and to get convictions. This may be the biggest task ever handed to an American prosecutor.

      The Untouchables were effective because they were resistant to corruption by Capone’s men. Are we too corrupt now to even imagine such men to withstand the corruption foisted upon them from every angle of Washington DC and beyond (Ukranie…Biden knows a guy who knows a guy who can get a friend some pretty good work :D) ?

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  32. yy4u says:

    TOLD YOU! The IG report is going to come out two days after Hell freezes over. If there were evidence of wrong doing by Trump or anyone close to him, it’d have been out there months ago. When it does come out, it might quote an FBI agent texting a CIA agent about going to the FISA court to nail that s.o.b. Donald Trump and Horowitz would find “no evidence of bias” and DoJ would decline to prosecute on grounds there is no proof the agent intended to send the text message or that the CIA agent intended to receive it. See how it works?

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  33. sysconfig says:

    Trey Gowdy is blocked from helping Trump directly on his team..until January 2020
    https://truepundit.com/trumps-attempt-to-hire-trey-gowdy-for-legal-team-unravels-over-post-congress-restrictions/

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  34. Jackson says:

    At this rate Schiff will vote the impeachment articles out of committee before the IG report is released, continuing to grossly devalue it as events overtake it.

    There are still people who “Trust Sessions” and “Trust the Plan”, me, I don’t trust anyone, and events are proving that no one is coming to save Trump, or us.

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  35. Jackson says:

    At this rate Schiff will vote the impeachment articles out of committee before the IG report is released, continuing to grossly devalue it as events overtake it.

    There are still people who “Trust Sessions” and “Trust the Plan”, me, I don’t trust anyone, and events are proving that no one is coming to save Trump, or us.

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  36. Midnite says:

    Read the speech made by Bill Barr at Notre Dame! It clearly shows this is a man who understands exactly what’s at stake in these troubling times. Rather then denigrate Mr Barr, we need to include him in our prayers, so that God will watch over and protect him in the battle ahead.

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-remarks-law-school-and-de-nicola-center-ethics

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    • Pew-Anon says:

      That’s either a world class piece of propaganda or Barr actually believes it. Either way, I wish he was as good at being AG as he seems to be at social commentary. I made this comment in another thread.

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  37. namberak says:

    I just checked and Vegas put up “no line” on whether there’d be perp walks or not. 😦

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  38. Pew-Anon says:

    As RealClearInvestigations has outlined, it’s not like anyone should expect any substantive justice from this report, whenever released.

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    • Ned Zeppelin says:

      Exactly, it’s just an in-house document to map “improper procedures” not a prosecution. There may be plenty of interesting stuff in it but it won’t call out a conspiracy. We are better off not expecting justice from Horowitz, and expect it instead from Messrs. Barr and Durham, who, as noted above, have a monumental – literally unprecedented – burden before them. No wonder they are doing in person interviews across the globe – the phones (and everything else) are tapped. The Deep State will not go quietly, nor will they tolerate indictments, which they know they must stop before they issue. A race to the finish, and who will win? The grand jury is still out.

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  39. Rick says:

    I suspect from the day Trump won the lawyers in the DOJ/FBI have been hiding evidence, working feverishly using the phony Mueller probe to attack republicans with knowledge of their schemes(Flynn, Papa) and have been obstructing Barr/Durham’s investigation from the beginning.

    Now it appears the corrupt insiders Christopher Wray, various intelligence agents and obama holdovers are playing a high stakes game to oppose the release of damning information under the guise of protecting ‘sources and methods, which BTW, they abused! And because they abused sources and methods, they are attempting to cover their nakedness by them.

    If Barr wasn’t concerned about classification choices he’d of released the IG report a long time ago, or at least this coming Friday. He is apparently not satisfied with the current redactions and it seems to me he is currently probing the reasons behind them.

    Since Bob Barr is ‘Mr. By The Book,’ it stands to reason he will exhaust every measure to get the various agencies to give full account for their classification decisions before he decides which ones to pull the mask off from.

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  40. California Joe says:

    What’s classified about a coup attempt to frame the President of the United States for a crime that not only he didn’t commit but a crime that never even happened? It’s all FAKE! It’s all lies and fabrications of nonsense! Why is any of this “methods and means” especially when it was the mayor part of the worst crime in American history?

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  41. sarasotosfan says:

    I hope the classifications are being done by John Durham. I hope it is all in support of criminal prosecutions. I am okay with this.

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