Senator Grassley Tweets Warning About FISA Investigation – Holds Unique Perspective on Deep State Motives for a Cover-Up…

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley sent a forboding tweet a few days ago outlining the possibility of the FISA investigation would result in a “deep six” cover-up.

Grassley has a unique perspective on a very specific element to the construct of the FISA application, and the political use therein, that most have forgotten.  Back in 2018 when Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley was hot on the trail of a very specific individual that has had almost no attention since. The election clock ran out on Grassley; the mid-terms took place; and Grassley was never able to get to his target.

The background to this tweet needs a little context {GO DEEP} and surrounds two individuals who have NOT been identified as being questioned by either IG Michael Horowitz or U.S. Attorney John Durham.

Those two individuals are: Daniel Jones, former lead staffer for former SSCI Vice-Chair Dianne Feinstein; and a lawyer for Christopher Steele named Adam Waldman.

In late 2018, at the same time when the DOJ was initiating a cover-up to protect SSCI leaker James Wolfe, Adam Waldman was a specific person of interest for Chairman Grassley as his action related to the construction of the Steele Dossier and the eventual use of the dossier in gaining a FISA Title-1 surveillance warrant.

Without trying to repeat too much prior research, the gist of the FISA issue surrounded activity that was taking place in March through May 2017.

In the spring of 2017 the FBI was using DOJ official Bruce Ohr as a conduit to Christopher Steele.  At the same time Senator Mark Warner -having replaced Feinstein on the SSCI- was using Adam Waldman as a conduit to Christopher Steele.  The purposes of both sets of engagement were identical, all of the people constructing the operations against President Trump needed to be sure that Steele was going to stay solid with the team message.

By March 2017 the goal was to initiate and continue the investigation of President Trump under the fraudulent pretense of collusion with Russia.  The FBI and DOJ ‘small group’ were still carrying out their 2016 operation and preparing to hand it off to a special counsel.   The investigation itself needed the appearance of validity and Chris Steele’s dossier was a central component of the “Russia Collusion-Conspiracy” narrative.

The DOJ, FBI, CIA and ODNI knew the provenance of the dossier was sketchy at best.  After the election direct contact with Chris Steele, while the possibility of the evidence being exposed as political opposition research, was impossible.  This is why Bruce Ohr and Adam Waldman were used as intermediaries by the FBI and Mark Warner respectively.

♦ Chris Steele remaining authentic to the claims in the dossier was a paramount concern.  If Steele backed-away or admitted publicly the dossier information was nothing more than an assembly of Fusion-GPS inspired opposition research, the framework for the Russian conspiracy would collapse.

SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner was the allied member of the group in congress.  The House was under republican control (Chairman Nunes) and the Senate Intelligence Committee (Vice-Chair Warner) was more purposeful for the primary role of supporting the Russian conspiracy story as outlined within the dossier.

Fusion-GPS was pushing the narrative through sources and contacts within mainstream news.  The FBI, DOJ and Intelligence Community, writ large, were leaking to their allies in media to build upon the same narrative.

Simultaneously FBI Director James Comey was keeping notes of all interactions he was having with the target, President Trump. Multiple people and interests were all working on the same goal, diminish President Trump through the fraudulent auspices of the Russia-Collusion-Conspiracy investigation and narrative.

♦ By March 2017 the need to push more Russia-conspiracy fuel into the media bloodstream was critical.

On March 17th, 2017, Senator Mark Warner -under the auspices of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation- requested the copy of the FISA application, used against U.S. person Carter Page, that contained the dossier as source material and evidence.  The ODNI, Dan Coats, gave the written document to SSCI Security Director James Wolfe to deliver and return; albeit with a hidden leak detector as the October 21st 2016 origination date was modified.

When the FISA application arrived at the Senate SCIF, Senator Mark Warner told SSCI Security Director James Wolfe to leak the content of that application (original and one renewal) to the media.   James Wolfe took pictures of the 82 pages and sent them via a secured AP to Buzzfeed reporter Ali Watkins.

This leak would provide more fuel for the narrative as it showed there was an official investigative basis for the use of the dossier.

After Warner and Wolfe leaked the FISA application, Warner then turned back to contacts with Adam Waldman the lawyer for Chris Steele.  It was now more important than ever that Chris Steele lay low, stick to the original script of his authorship and not provide any comments that would undermine the media’s use of the FISA application in a series of dozens of stories throughout late March and April 2017.

As highlighted by text messages from Adam Waldman to Senator Mark Warner, Chris Steele was subsequently “under a lot of duress“.

The intentional leaking of the FISA application now put Steele in a very stressful position; the FBI had used political opposition research to gain a FISA court warrant, the media was reporting on it, and Chris Steele’s intelligence reputation was part of the narrative.

Dianne Feinstein’s former staffer Daniel Jones was in communication with Glenn Simpson at Fusion-GPS and Adam Waldman representing Christopher Steele.  Multiple left-wing entities had given Dan Jones $50,000,000 to pay Simpson and Steele to continue the effort and retain the premise.  In essence, Dan Jones was the bag-man for the pay-offs.

Payments made to Glenn Simpson would be used to keep fueling the media story, bolster reporting of the FBI investigation and further build the Russia narrative.   All of this was predicated on Chris Steele maintaining the story that his dossier was an official intelligence product.  As a consequence Daniel Jones also paid Adam Waldman and Chris Steele for their ongoing support.

Throughout this period in 2017 Daniel Jones was the bag-man traveling between Glenn Simpson, Adam Waldman and his prior work contact on the SSCI, Senator Mark Warner.

This was the trail Senator Grassley was following in late 2018.  Senator Grassley knew Waldman and Jones were the keys to unraveling the sketchy construct of the dossier and how it was purposefully used in the FISA application.  Essentially the FISA application is built upon political opposition research passed-off as intelligence.  That’s the primary FISA issue.

What Senator Grassley is signaling now, is how the IG’s reach is limited.  While it has been reported that IG Horowitz has interviewed Chris Steele, the IG has likely never interviewed Adam Waldman (Steele’s lawyer) or Daniel Jones, the bag-man.

Additionally, Grassley is most certainly aware that Senator Mark Warner used SSCI Security Director James Wolfe to leak the FISA application to media; and Grassley watched as the DOJ covered that up to protect the SSCI.

After his arrest for leaking classified documents, SSCI Security Director James Wolfe threatened to subpoena Senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee (July 27, 2018) for his defense.  The DOJ (Rod Rosenstein authorizing) quickly cut a deal with Wolfe and dropped the charges down to a single charge of lying to investigators. {Go Deep}

Immediately following that transparent DOJ cover-up, in August 2018, while he was Judiciary Committee Chairman, Chuck Grassley requested testimony from Mr. Adam Waldman, surrounding his contacts and engagements with Christopher Steele, DOJ/FBI officials, and contacts with Mark Warner to undermine and remove President Donald Trump.

Grassley knew in 2018 the key to the corrupt use of the FISA construct was the Steele Dossier; and Grassley also knew the sketchy people behind the dossiers’ use were Adam Waldman and Daniel Jones.

From Adam Waldman and Dan Jones all of the connections with the dossier participants become visible.  Those middle-men connect to Glenn Simpson, Chris Steele, Bruce Ohr, Mark Warner and the FBI officials utilizing the dossier in their political investigation. It is highly likely those middle-men would also connect to the participants in the Weissmann and Mueller investigation.

In a response letter released August 17th, 2018, (full pdf) lawyers representing Mr. Waldman told Senator Chuck Grassley their client was “out of the country and not expected to return for several weeks.” SEE BELOW:

However, as we noted at the time, this was a lie.

Internet researcher/investigator almostjingo noticed that Mr. Waldman’s wife Barbara Sturm posted an instagram picture August 22nd, 2018, showing them dining with friends in New York.

(Link) Barbara Sturm second from left, husband Adam Waldman far right.

The letter from Mr. Waldman’s lawyers to Chuck Grassley was intentionally false and simply an effort to avoid giving testimony to congress.  Adam Waldman could not be “out of the country for several weeks” and simultaneously having dinner in New York.


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334 Responses to Senator Grassley Tweets Warning About FISA Investigation – Holds Unique Perspective on Deep State Motives for a Cover-Up…

  1. clulessgrandpa says:

    Did anyone read this? It sure would explain a lot to me, if true. Anyone have thoughts that was why Obama and Hillary were running arms from Benghazi to Syria? And why Obama’s redline was never enforced? Interesting read.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Bogeyfree says:

    I hope Barr and Durham are getting copies of these threads in their inbox just in case they haven’t spoken to all the players yet.

    Liked by 9 people

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      Barr and Durham have it all, and then some. I suspect this is why the recent messaging from the media coverage of The Phone Call and its related activities in the National Drama Class being run by Professor Pelosi have triggered something of a sinking feeling among the informed. The narrative plays on our doubts that any of this will be exposed in a court of law.

      Stand strong. Stand fearless. It’s always darkest before the dawn.

      And remember, the real panic started when the cabal figured out that Trump has been running a real investigation that parallels any official investigations that might end up ‘deep six’.

      From Stu Cvrk at RedState today:

      Liked by 23 people

      • Pale rider says:

        Very good article.

        Liked by 9 people

      • FrankieZee says:

        That article was eye opening. Maybe this is why Trump came out today and called the Rinos “Human Scum”. He probably knows Mittens is involved in all of this. Now we know why Mittens folded like a cheap suit to Odumbo. Pray for POTUS and hope he has some serious personal security around him.

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        • Doug Amos says:

          Absolute confirmation of the charade occurred when at the debate, the very next day after Benghazi, Romney never referred to the incident and never challenged Obama on his explanation of what had happened less than 24 hours before. That was the moment it became unquestionably apparent the fix was in on the 2012 election. Romney’s record speaks for itself but the day after the debate Limbaugh came on the air and extolled what Romney had done; referring to it as “sheer genius”! Everyone is free to draw their own conclusions but personally, they are all, left or supposedly right, nothing more than highly paid performers with very little skin in the game.

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      • luke says:

        Good post 🙂

        Liked by 3 people

      • California Joe says:

        Deep sixed….you mean like Horowitz?

        Liked by 1 person

      • gnome says:

        Gripsmalltackle – romney may not be finished with politics but I can’t see any way politics isn’t finished with romney.

        Liked by 1 person

      • stripmallgrackle…YOU HAVE SAID A MOUTHFUL!!!!

        PDJT does not do things in a sloppy way!!! I believe he had this gamed EVEN BEFORE HE BECAME PRESIDENT and I believe that Rudi had a VERY DIRECT HAND in what was going on at the time and NOW.

        Rudy G needs this Nations’ gratitude…He is the lynch-pin in all of this. Because if Barr/Durham/Horowitz shirk their duties in getting the information out…Rudy will expose it ALL!!!!!!!


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        • Paul Cowan Jr. says:

          “THEY” will not prosecute ! Rudy must be ready.

          Liked by 1 person

        • JC says:

          Stunning article. Most hair-raising and repulsive: makes all the sense in the world.

          Your 2nd paragraph is 100% accurate, imo, eagledriver50. Our brilliant Maverick President has been gathering information and proof of this deeply pervasive corruption his entire adult life. He has been strategizing and rehearsing this scenario years. He employs a hapless demeanor when needed, and I believe that is when he is most shrewd.

          This blatant evil perpetrated by so very many in power is heinous, but there is a Power infinitely stronger, to Whom we earnestly pray for justice and the protection of our President, his family and our country.

          Ephesians 6:12 (MEV)
          “For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.“

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      • Bogeyfree says:

        Interesting that this article came out Oct 8 and it was reported that for the past 2 weekends PT has not gone golfing.

        Also interesting in support of the article we has Rudy saying that he had already gotten his info from Ukraine back earlier in the year, March I think so maybe PT did have his own investigation going on all along.

        I wonder if all the Republicans in Congress have seen this article along with Solomon, Sara Carter, Judge Jeannie, Rush, Bongino and even Don Jr.

        Some sure interesting dot connecting that goes back a ways by this writer and opinion piece.

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      • Bogeyfree says:

        I don’t tweet or Facebook but why wouldn’t this opinion piece be placed on thousands of threads or tweets so more folks might read and consider this writers opinion, as it covers a lot of elements for people to think about?


      • jdintx says:

        Excellent reading. Never read the Pickering Post before; are they a source that is reliable? Sorry, I’m not as well versed as many people here. I’m just trying to learn as much s I can


      • L. E. Joiner says:

        I would really like to see what Sundance thinks of this article, and the original ‘Pickering Post’ article here:

        Are the allegations about this Tofer Black guy true? Is Burisma really the nexus of Deep State corruption? When you think about Romney’s guy, Kerry’s stepson, and Pelosi’s son (?) all associated with them—not to mention the Atlantic Council’s connection with Hillary Clinton—it does begin to make sense.

        The author is quite explicit about the Deep State threat to President Trump’s life. He’s out in public so much that I worry, too. /LEJ


      • Fred Ohr says:

        Hey Strip,
        Thanks for that link. Not that I needed any more reasons to hate Mitty. It was fascinating.


  3. Sunshine says:

    I am confused as to why he would just draft a tweet and end his responsibility there…with an “oh well” tweet.

    Why not draft a public letter to notify the IG/DOJ of his suspicions, point to some material facts, initiate a public dialogue with people investigating the matter with interviews etc.? Surely nothing is stopping him from doing so, right?


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    • GB Bari says:

      IMHO Grassley is a polite old Senator who was used to a decorum that has not been respected much of late. He apparently does not want to have confrontations with other Senators or DOJ officials especially near his retirement.

      But maybe he sees this uninvestigated person as important enough to remind everyone of the Senator’s attempt to uncover the clues….

      Or he is just covering for his own legacy…doesn’t want to be blamed for knowing about Jones’ involvement but not doing anything about it….(which is more of a Swampian move…)

      Liked by 12 people

      • Matthew LeBlanc says:

        Yes swamp 101. Know but don’t act.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Sunshine says:

        Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I tend to agree that he does not want to stir the pot too much and may see it as the job of others to do the stirring. It is a shame that we do not see more fortitude from the more senior leadership across the board. But senior=swamp regardless of what side of the aisle you sit.

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        • Skippy says:

          Age/temperment related imho. Senator Grassley has worked hard, does’t want to go out on the wrong foot. Can’t say I blame him yet he did tweet today!


          • Raptors2020 says:

            Controversy used to be a path to national recognition for those with Presidential aspirations. Coolidge broke up the Boston police strike. Dewey prosecuted the Mafia (so did Giuliani). Nixon was an anti-communist. Bobby Kennedy took on the Mob and their unions (Hoffa).

            Now more than ever, a young politician with big ambitions, in the GOP especially, should thrust himself front and center. Maybe Gaetz has crossed his personal Rubicon?

            Any fear of alienating the Media is comical: if you’re Republican, don’t worry, you’ve alienated them.

            The GOP voters will happily support any champion who enters the ring. Duplicity and triangulation, the Lindsey Graham Way, might allow for survival but nothing more.

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        • KevinO says:

          The ‘aisle’ is an illusion created to fool the voters

          Liked by 1 person

      • FreedomLover says:

        I agree. I was perplexed the other day when CTH had a post about Rand Paul, and a video. At every chance to agree with the interviewer, even he politely would not directly agree with or state himself that another senator was doing something wrong. Seems to be a “senate thing”. I suppose with holding equal power with the house, and only two per state, they feel like they have to be very careful. Immense power concentrated is a very small number of people. Too bad they changed the way they were put into office to take so much power out of the hands of states. Yes, the old way became problematic, but the new way isn’t so great either.

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    • evergreen says:

      Well, he could do something effective, but he isn’t. Let’s not make it more complex than it is. 101 possible reasons why, but then, who particularly cares which it may be?

      Liked by 3 people

    • farrier105 says:

      I gave Senator Grassley something else with which to grapple on that Twitter thread if he had the time to read it all.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Perot Conservative says:

    Ristvan, when you say things will happen SOON, are we talking weeks, months? A few other broad questions.

    Any chance any indictments will be filed in Utah, home of our NSA database operations? (And a far better place to find a fair jury.)

    Do you think the 50-100+ FBI leakers / bribe takers will really all get off with a wrist slap?

    Liked by 1 person

    • BoreMole says:

      will ever be brought on charges, much less convicted. Bet on it.

      Liked by 1 person

      • MitchSteel says:

        Running out the clock.

        Liked by 4 people

      • MustangBlues says:

        BoreMole says:
        will ever be brought on charges, much less convicted. Bet on it.”’

        OK. Reluctant Betting person asks:

        Can I bet with your money? Sounds like you know a sure thing.

        Sign it all over to me in cash, and tell me where to bet???


      • loteal2014 says:

        Don’t forget McCabe is waiting in Limbo for the Grand Jury to decide what will happen to him. I think the DOJ deadline is November 15th to show documents. I’m guessing they are holding up charging until other people are brought in to hang with him or take the heat off him.


      • luke says:

        Unfortunately you are probably correct. That being said I have seen miracles happen in my lifetime. The biggest one happened toward the end of 2016 and saved out asses…for now. If you guys are waiting for arrests then I suggest you manage your expectations. The US as you and I know and love was about to go down in flames. That doesn’t happen overnight nor will it get fixed in a couple years. Be thankful for the ground we have taken back.

        Liked by 3 people

  5. ruckustom says:

    Bottom line – they’re going to run out the clock one way or another. The fall back plan if they have to release something is to pull a Wray and simply state procedures weren’t following and need to be updated, and everyone needs to take another all day training course on handling classified information.

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  6. youme says:

    Daniel Jones is a busy man…

    The Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP)
    Jones is TDIP’s president and CEO. The organization’s 2017 tax filings report that Jones worked full-time for the nonprofit and was paid $381,263 in salary and other compensation for the year.

    TDIP is apparently separate from Jones’s research firm Penn Quarter Group, which Jones also runs. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) alleged that Jones told the FBI that Penn Quarter “was being funded by 7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California, who provided approximately $50 million.”

    Jones’s third organization, the 501(c)(3) charity Advance Democracy, was founded in 2018 and has not filed public tax returns as of June 2019. [6] It shares an address with TDIP and is also actively engaged in purporting to combat Russian election interference: The New York Times reported that it had “flagged a number of suspicious websites and social media accounts” to authorities as promoting Russian interference in the 2019 European Parliament elections and claimed right-wing groups were using the same tactics.

    Fusion GPS
    The Democracy Integrity Project funds and promotes the work of people and organizations linked to the discredited “Steele dossier” of unsubstantiated allegations about Donald Trump.

    House Intelligence Committee Republicans released records of a discussion FBI agents had with Jones, in which he disclosed that his for-profit company Penn Quarter Group had secured the services of “Steele dossier” author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS to “continue exposing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.” The FBI report said Jones planned to send information generated by Steele and Fusion GPS to Congress and the media. [8] A spokesperson for liberal financier George Soros confirmed to the Washington Post that the liberal financier was aware that TDIP “used Fusion GPS as a contractor.” [9]

    In its 2017 tax filings, Democracy Integrity Project reported paying more than $3.3 million – roughly two thirds of its expenses for the entire year — to Fusion GPS parent company Bean LLC. [10] It also paid more than $250,000 to a UK-based company where Christopher Steele is a director, and almost $128,000 to Edward Austin LTD, a firm run by Steele dossier research assistant Edward Baumgartner. [11][12][13][14] It also paid almost $150,000 to Istok Associates, a UK-based firm run by Neil Barnett, who has claimed that Russia interfered with the UK’s Brexit referendum. [15] [16]

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    • youme says:

      In sworn testimony, former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo would later accuse Penn Quarter of feeding false information to Jones’s former Senate Intelligence Committee colleagues, claiming that the resulting investigations forced Caputo to incur significant legal bills and receive death threats to himself and his family, even though Caputo was never charged with any wrongdoing. [19]

      Even after the Mueller Report found no evidence that the Trump campaign engaged in any criminal conspiracy with Russian interests, Jones continued to promote theories regarding the 2016 election to national media based on information allegedly uncovered by his researchers at Penn Quarter. [20][21]

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    • youme says:

      Daniel Jones….

      During the 2018 midterm elections, TDIP partnered with cyber-security firm New Knowledge to operate Disinfo 2018, a website that purported to track Russian efforts to interfere with the elections through social media campaigns. [17] A New York Times investigation uncovered that New Knowledge itself was using the similar social media disinformation tactics to depress Republican turnout in the 2018 Alabama Senate special election, in a project funded in part by LinkedIn co-founder and left-wing activist Reid Hoffman and operated with the assistance of staff from left-of-center donor Investing in US. [18]

      In 2017, TDIP received slightly more than $7 million in donations. While it does not disclose its donors, a spokesperson for George Soros has confirmed that the left-wing financier has donated at least $1 million to the organization. [19][20] IRS filings also show that TDIP has also received more than $2 million from the Fund for a Better Future (FBF), a left-of-center foundation headquartered in Silicon Valley. [21] The donation to TDIP was the second-largest that FBF made in 2017, behind only a $3.9 million donation to left-wing advocacy group Priorities USA.

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      • Ma McGriz says:

        Good finds and posts, youme.

        After reading all three of them I don’t know whether to cry, cuss or just go take a shower. Or maybe all three. lol

        The world has always been a pretty tough place, with no shortage of evil, but we are beholding some really monumental evils today.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Waldman is a busy guy too. He’s been a lobbyist for Oleg Deripaska for years.
      Waldman visited Julian Assange nine times in 2017 at the Ecuadorian embassy.
      Waldman also served as council for Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
      Waldman’s second wife, Barbara Sturm has a major business presence in Russia.

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      My guess CIA operative

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  7. As a Senator, Grassley can – and should immediately – initiate his own parallel investigations in the Senate.

    I am, however, entirely confident that the IG’s report will be released just as soon as it is ready. Yes, its scope is limited by statute.

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  8. Joshua2415 says:

    So help me out here. The “election clock ran out on Grassley”, but the republicans still control the Senate. Seems to me that the new republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee SHOULD be able to pick up right where Grassley lead off. Hmmm, now who is that again….?

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    • HellInAHandbasket says:

      {{pffftttt}} yeah, this is why I don’t take any stock in these rainbows on the horizon stories.

      Liked by 1 person

    • BobR says:

      Russian hoax first constructed to cover for BO administrations crimes, then throw enough shade to win house, and evolve for as long as it takes to get rid of Trump even if we are only 5 days away from the transformation of the United States of America.

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  9. HellInAHandbasket says:

    Always the almost had ’em, we were at the 1-yard line, it rolled-off-the-rim, an almost homerun that didn’t go over the wall, the puck was 1/2″ from the net, this is gonna’ be great, sure will be interesting, heads are gonna roll, arrests are a-comin’, get ready for the BOOM, it’s all coming together, blah blah blah.

    … .It’s exhausting, and dumb.

    Why…? Because Republicans and ALL of Congress D O N O T have the will or the courage to takedown the “Legacy” of a black president, they never will, they are ALL cowards, it’s all posturing, it’s always rant rant rant look at the democrats vs. republicans and boy are they mad, just look at those braaaave Republicans stomp around the SCIF, watch them scream into microphones and pound their fists, look at crazy Nancy stumble and stammer, Shifty Schiff is quite the sketchy dude, but for some reason, he gets to do whatever the hell he wants – oh, and in case you haven’t heard —– BOY oh BOY are we OUTRAGED!!! grrrr.

    Yeah, I’m watching, but I’m not listening anymore.

    I will A L W A Y S stand-up for my President and will have President Trump’s back while he’s in office, and all those days afterward, honestly until the day I die, I will have his back, and I will defend him, I will defend what he’s attempting to do to for The People, as one man trying to bring-down a world’s worth of evil globalists, he is by far, the most honorable man I know. But I will NOT defend ANY Republican who, up to this point, has a big basket of “almosts”, and an empty pocket full of lint trying to tell me all that lint is the PRIZE.

    I’ve adopted the Gordon Ramsay response to all of this: “Awh …Fuck-Off!”

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  10. HellInAHandbasket says:

    Always the almost had ’em, we were at the 1-yard line, it rolled-off-the-rim, an almost homerun that didn’t go over the wall, the puck was 1/2″ from the net, this is gonna’ be great, sure will be interesting, heads are gonna roll, arrests are a-comin’, get ready for the BOOM, it’s all coming together, blah blah blah.

    … .It’s exhausting, and dumb.

    Why…? Because Republicans and ALL of Congress D O N O T have the will or the courage to takedown the “Legacy” of a black president, they never will, they are ALL cowards, it’s all posturing, it’s always rant rant rant look at the democrats vs. republicans and boy are they mad, just look at those braaaave Republicans stomp around the SCIF, watch them scream into microphones and pound their fists, look at crazy Nancy stumble and stammer, Shifty Schiff is quite the sketchy dude, but for some reason, he gets to do whatever the hell he wants – oh, and in case you haven’t heard —– BOY oh BOY are we OUTRAGED!!! grrrr.

    Yeah, I’m watching, but I’m not listening anymore.

    I will A L W A Y S stand-up for my President and will have President Trump’s back while he’s in office, and all those days afterward, honestly until the day I die, I will have his back, and I will defend him, I will defend what he’s attempting to do to for The People, as one man trying to bring-down a world’s worth of evil globalists, he is by far, the most honorable man I know. But I will NOT defend ANY Republican who, up to this point, has a big basket of “almosts”, and an empty pocket full of lint trying to tell me all that lint is the PRIZE.

    I’ve adopted the Gordon Ramsay response to all of this: “Awh …F**k-Off!”

    I am reposting after removing Gordon’s f-bomb for the moderators who initially held my post, sorry guys 😦

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    • jus wundrin says:

      I think this goes well beyond the legacy of the first black president.. One might even say to the monster of Jekyll island.

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      • HellInAHandbasket says:

        Oh most definitely the evil runs deep, I have no doubt about that for one second, these are very bad people who are in control – and they all knew, NO ONE would attempt to take down America’s 1st black president, and because of this one irrefutable truth, that “legacy” is their protection. You have to admit, we haven’t seen this amount of in-you-face, full-frontal criminality take place under any other administration than Barry’s. It’s shocking how brazenly they went about it, but who wouldn’t, if you knew you were protected for life.

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    • scarlettbr says:

      100% agree. So Graham who was on the committee with Grassley couldn’t take up the case? It’s always the same story. A reporter, Perry was reporter this weeks ago. But I lost hope after the last report. Tick Tock they will run out the clock. Now it is time for us, to work to replace these loser.

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  11. youme says:

    Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, made their first court appearance in Manhattan today

    SDNY reveals they were “up” on 12 phones ( Has Barr been up on any phone regarding the coup plotters? )

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah Donaleski told Oetken that evidence in the case that will need to be turned over to the defense was “quite voluminous.” She mentioned about 50 bank accounts and more than a dozen cell phones that were monitored in some fashion, as well as search warrants and subpoenas.


    • Ma McGriz says:

      That sounds like an awful lot of legal flak and chaff.

      Liked by 4 people

    • California Joe says:

      All that investigative work including phone taps, wires, search warrants and subpoenas for 50 bank accounts done by SDNY in a matter of three months! LOL. Nothing done with the Weiner laptop, Clinton Foundation, Uranium One or the FBI attempt to frame the President of the United States for a crime that never even happened in over three years!

      Liked by 5 people

      • Searching for a crime using info from wiretaps/phones/etc and EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE!!! Seems to me that someone is hunting for a needle in the haystack and the needle ain’t there AND THE PROSECUTORS KNOW IT!!! 50 cell phones!!!! Hell, if I worked for RG I would have a 100.

        Fishing Expedition!!!!!!!

        Liked by 1 person

  12. sunnydaze says:


    Liked by 8 people

    • hokkoda says:

      This is basically a certainty. Many of us have noted that on several occasions when the FBI had opportunities to tell Trump they were concerned about a few of his staff…they didn’t…right up to and including Comey’s multiple lies of omission to PDJT in their various meetings.

      Liked by 6 people

    • donna kovacevic says:

      That old peder Reid is a nasty jebac. I wish him a very slow painful old age. Crkni da Bog da.


  13. youme says:

    Rachel Maddow screaming….


  14. evergreen says:

    What Grassley is telegraphing is that he has no confidence in the law and order of government.

    Liked by 4 people

    • For Eyes says:

      Ours is a big club, and it appears he’s in it

      Liked by 1 person

      • Issy says:

        He should know, he’s been there long enough. He is just one of those old school go along guys, He could have done a great deal more but he didn’t.


        • Susan Harms says:

          Members of congress are not the brightest of lights. Grassley has been there A LONG TIME. he has been dumb or willfully looking the other way — or both.

          Liked by 2 people

    • Sharon says:

      If he has come to that conclusion, I’d like to know how he got there and if he did it all by himself.

      Good grief.

      “Oversight” functions are being conducted by either liars or cowards.Those who have the responsibility and authority to actually perform oversight, with consequences, don’t want to. Obviously.

      Anyway, sure hope Grassley didn’t hurt himself figuring out that the sun came up in the east again this morning.

      Liked by 2 people

  15. youme says:

    U.S. Senators question Trump’s interests in Turkey amid renewed spotlight on U.S president – Erdoğan relations

    Four U.S. senators from the Democratic Party have rolled up their sleeves to find information on the Trump family’s business dealings in Turkey citing a potential conflict of interest during a sensitive time in Ankara- Washington relations.

    Senate Democrats Tom Udall, Tammy Duckworth, Elizabeth Warren and Richard Blumenthal, in a letter sent on Tuesday, requested Trump Organization Executive Vice President Jill A. Martin to disclose of information on the Trump family’s real estate deal in Istanbul, NBC news reported on Tuesday.

    The lawmakers are looking to understand whether Trump’s foreign policy decisions “are being influenced by potential conflicts of interest,” it said.

    The Democratic lawmakers cited Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces in northern Syria at the request of Ankara and delayed action in a money laundering case involving a Turkey’s Halkbank among the reasons for the move.

    3 page letter here:


  16. jus wundrin says:

    Dear Senator Grassley,

    You are one of only 50 US senators in the entire world. Your knowledge and years of wisdom concerning the workings of the federal gubment, puts you in an especially outstanding position to cut to the heart of this matter like a hot knife through butter.

    So please sir, put down your twitter phone, stop sitting on your hands, AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS SATURATING EVIL!!!!

    You could go down as one of the greats in US history, or be delegated to its ash heap.

    Choose wisely,


    Liked by 4 people

  17. Southern Girl says:

    Face it voters. We have all be lied to time and time again. Its all about the working Americans that had no say so on where our money went. The reps and senators that we elected decided. When we had 25% to 40% taxes taken from us and the congress and senate decided they would spend OUR money on other countries and illegals aliens coming into this country and not at all taking care of the great citizens of the United States of America, we got deceived. But, what have we done? We keep voting for the same old folks, time and time again, and we are still getting deceived. We would not even know if President had not exposed them. Please have some sense and get rid of most of them. Not President Trump.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. ezgoer says:

    The IG report is going to be a big nothing. FBI Director Wray is going to remove all content that reveals criminal activity. Barr is not going to overrule him. Barr’s job is to look like he’s investigating but to actually cover up the FBI/DOJ criminal behavior and delay, stall, obfuscate until the 2020 election knowing the deep state will rig the vote tabulation and Trump will be defeated. Then the entire coup conspiracy will be swept under the rug forever. The swamp is going to win this because they have too many involved, are ruthless, and Trump has no real allies.


    • Brutalus says:

      God…I’d hate to be in a foxhole with you

      Liked by 6 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      Glass is half empty type of person.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 2013gti says:

      Won’t be able to rig the election this time. Can’t possibly come up with enough fake votes.
      They know PDJT is going to win by a massive landslide. They have no one that can compete with PDJT. Every dem candidate is a freaking loon. This is one of the reasons to try and impeach him, along with being pissed at losing the gravy train drugs and arms running money through Ukraine.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Hey there, EZ

      Will you just give us a heads up before you kill yourself???

      So I can get out of the way…..I don’t want to get my clothes messed up.


    • gnome says:

      And then there’s Huber swinging through the trees with Sessions clinging grimly to his back coming to the rescue of the rule of law.

      Liked by 1 person

    • amwick says:

      You see the future as a complete win for the bad guys,,, Other people see a gallows, with a long line of executions for treason. Reality will be somewhere in between. Sd is trying to provide information that points at the most likely outcome. That is the point of this blog, sunlight and disinfectant. There are good people in this fight.. very good and powerful people who are patriots. That is why “bad guys win” doesn’t seem where we will end up. Obsessing with either extreme, that’s fine, your business.. but I am trying to see through the tall weeds. I am not really good at it.. but the fact that I still read here, it means I am trying.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Rob says:

      We have the “Trump” card in this hand. He will not sit idly buy and let all that happen as you describe. He should not be underestimated, again.


  19. loteal2014 says:

    Can’t Barr assign a special council for Ukraine, then everything would slow down and be proven, right?


    • FanGirl says:

      Does he want to?


      • gnome says:

        He probably shoud because if Trump is assassinated Barr will be sacked and the whole investigation will disappear without a trace. Even the assassination wouldn’t be investigated.

        (Oh – and Trump should immediately release the still-secret more than fifty years old Kennedy assassination papers because if he doesn’t the truth about that will never come out either. It’s all very well to have something to hold over the deep state but at some point it becomes more dangerous than not having it.)

        Liked by 1 person

    • Bogeyfree says:

      If Red State is right, Rudy has already gathered the Ukraine evidence so Barr and PT already has it.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Perot Conservative says:

    $50 Million in funds actually can potentially serve several purposes.

    1. Payoffs

    2. Proactive Legal fees – look how General Flynn got rolled!

    High priced attorneys often want a ‘retainer’ … and if you’re Brennan, Clapper, Strzok, let alone an unknown staffer who knows where the bodies are buried but you’re not wealthy … where do you start? A couple of “pinched” staffers could cause big problems.

    Who knows, maybe there are already several Democrat-friendly law firms teed up.


  21. noswamp says:

    of course he can. But he won’t. Just like McConnell can dismiss the Senate case for lack of due process and the Republicans will vote on that, but HE won’t. Welcome to the RINOS, NEOCONS and establishment Republicans holding on to their last vestiges of power. They think that things will return to normal. But it will never return to normal. Millions have now taken the The Deep State is just that, bureaucrats interested in their families above the Dems, ONLY if Barr applies the right amount of pressure to make them see the light. If not, no Republican will ever be able to trust the FBI or CIA again. (My apologies to the wonderful men and women doing their job, just working on protecting us and nothing else).

    Liked by 1 person

  22. alliwantissometruth says:

    America has been nothing but a gigantic yard sale for many decades. It’s power, wealth, resources and influence is continually sold to the highest bidder by those we elect to administer the peoples business

    Favorable outcomes are sold to countries we consider our enemy

    Globalists purchase the power and influence of America to manipulate markets, currency and political power around the globe

    Corporations manipulate national markets and crush Main Street business interests with the help of bought off politicians

    The Marxist left pushes it’s agenda and foists it upon America through influence bought in Washington

    All outside evil first runs through the yard sale stalls of Washington, where those we put the most trust and faith in sell us out like junkie street whores needing a fix, their fix being money, and by proxy, continued power

    Washington is the cash register for the yard sale that is America

    You can talk about ideology, politics, world affairs, the right, the left all you want, but all of that is secondary. The junkie street whores we call politicians don’t give a damn about any of it

    Wealth, power and control is their ultimate high, and after tasting it, they crave it more than anything

    The day we shut down the stalls, is the day everything changes for the better

    Liked by 2 people

  23. noswamp says:

    Most Republican Trump supporterd are red pilled. They will never support the neocons and RINOS every again.


    • rah says:

      As long as we KNOW who they are I agree, We aren’t going anywhere. Let me ask. If President Trump was impeached and convicted and removed from office but not disqualified and ran again, who here would vote for him? I would!


    • Bogeyfree says:

      Frankly I’m waiting for PT after 2020 to form the Lion or the MAGA or the Patriot or the American Party.

      It is time to dump the Republican Party and The Dems would be better off just calling their party the Socialist Party now that PT has exposed them for who their real politics.


  24. JL says:

    One thing to note.

    The texts are in phone format. As in, they appear to have been screenshotted directly from the device.

    If they had been obtained from a phone carrier, an NSA database, or some other sort of surveillance or interception, they would have leaked in a format more like the Strzok/Page texts.

    I’m inclined to believe that someone with access to Warner or Waldman’s phone released these text messages. Or it’s possible someone cloned the phone, which would allow them to see all communications involving that phone as they happen. Whether that was an aide, or perhaps and investigator that subpoenaed the phones (without public knowledge) remains to be seen. WWe haven’t seen the end of this one.


  25. Kay Sadeeya says:

    The “leak detector” worked. Now my “rat sniffer” is going off whenever I hear IG Horowitz.


  26. trump20162024 says:

    I am very disappointed in Sen. Charles Grassley and ex-Sen. Orrin Hatch. Both of these small state conservatives should be outraged by the RINOs, especially milquetoasted mitt, and the deep sh8t statists who are conducting this coup against the Trumpster.


    • 56packardman says:

      But Grassley & ex-Sen. Hatch aren’t Conservatives. They are RINOs and wedded to the Uniparty. That said, as despicable as Sen. Pierre Delecto has become, I wish Hatch were still in the Senate. Term Limits would help clean this mess up.


  27. Kay Sadeeya says:

    A Fantasy! Not what I would really do.

    Oh if we could for one week go back in time when a king had mighty men and would help him against his enemies:

    2 Samuel 23:
    “8These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite, chief of the captains, he was called Adino the Eznite, because of eight hundred slain by him at one time; 9and after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there to battle and the men of Israel had withdrawn. 10He arose and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary and clung to the sword, and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to strip the slain.

    11Now after him was Shammah the son of Agee a Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered into a troop where there was a plot of ground full of lentils, and the people fled from the Philistines. 12But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory.

    13Then three of the thirty chief men went down and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam, while the troop of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim. 14David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 15David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!” 16So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD; 17and he said, “Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?” Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.

    18Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the thirty. And he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them, and had a name as well as the three. 19He was most honored of the thirty, therefore he became their commander; however, he did not attain to the three.

    20Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day. 21He killed an Egyptian, an impressive man. Now the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, but he went down to him with a club and snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear. 22These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and had a name as well as the three mighty men. 23He was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David appointed him over his guard.”


  28. HickTick says:

    I cant for the life of me figure why all You government Law experts that know exactly what the DOJ is going to do with the biggest political scandal in our history . Why would you waste five minutes of your valuable time on a site that is dedicated to the investigation . If you know whats going to happen why waste time reading about it . Is it just because You are one of those superior people that hangs around to say I told you so . Sounds like fear to me , Nothings going to happen , Yeah like we say in the South You hide and Watch .

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Orbanista says:

    Hannity: “Would you be able to call him [Schiff] before your Committee?”

    Graham: “I doubt it. The whole inquiry has been referred to the Intel. Committee.”


  30. dallasdan says:

    Grassley is doubling as Captain Obvious. His tweet communicates no more than what has been intuitively obvious and signaled by others for months.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. scarlettbr says:

    Can we all remember Grassley dropped the ball. He also allowed a circus hearing with NO EVIDENCE, the Kavanaugh hearings should’ve never happened. Why do we keep defending these crooked RINO’s.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. John-Y128 says:

    Isn’t the IG Report still under control of Dir. Wary and AG Barr, so according to the Senator, they are both part of the deep-state. Throwing around that deep-state mystery moniker will just setup no one being held accountable.


  33. Bogeyfree says:

    The poll that needs to be taken is……

    After seeing how the FIB has handled the Clinton and “Insurance Policy” investigations and if you had to serve on a jury where the critical evidence comes from the FIB would you be cautious and concerned if that information/evidence was truthful and if so would that possibly influence your verdict?

    Liked by 1 person

  34. hokkoda says:

    Time for a patriot, assuming there are any, at DOJ to download a copy of the original, unredacted, IG Report delivered to the AG, and release it in the web. Either it confirms what we think or it doesn’t. But the delays are definitely destroying whatever shreds of trust people have in these institutions.

    Somebody is going to need to fall on their sword.


  35. Zippy says:

    Going to be deep sixed by the deep state? Gosh, ya’ think?

    FISA Court Rolls Over, Plays Dead
    Aug 28, 2013


    A newly declassified opinion shows FISA court “oversight” in the face of egregious, unconstitutional and potentially criminal government misconduct means nothing.

    Last week, thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s excellent FOIA work, we got the gift of a newly declassified 2011 FISA court opinion. The opinion finds that the government misled the FISA court for over three years about the details of its illegal and unconstitutional surveillance programs. These lies hid from the court the fact that every year, the NSA is collecting at least 56,000 emails – and possibly many more — between innocent Americans who have no foreign connections and are suspected of no crimes. That’s bad, but the worst part of it is, when the government’s lies were finally exposed the FISA court demanded … that NSA analysts read our private messages right away, so they can be used or deleted more quickly. In other words, the government got not a slap on the wrist, but a pat on the back.

    This was the third lie in less than three years that the FISA court had learned about. The judge described one such pattern of lying in Footnote 14 of this newly declassified opinion. There, the clearly outraged judge said the NSA had misrepresented so frequently and systematically how it conducted its program to collect and query Americans’ phone call records that the agency had utterly subverted the Court-mandated oversight regime for that program.

    So what did the court do when it found out it had been lied to, that purely domestic communications were fair game, that untold numbers of innocent people were being illegally spied on, and that all the safeguards in place needed to be rethought?

    Nothing, really. The court suggested the NSA should train its analysts to notice when their queries turned up an MCT – i.e., an Internet transaction containing multiple messages — and then to look carefully at all the by-catch. If existing procedures allowed them to use anything in those purely domestic messages that they were never supposed to have collected in the first place, great! Otherwise, only after collection and review, should the information be deleted. The NSA adopted this approach, and continues to blithely collect Internet transactions containing wholly domestic communications between innocent Americans to this day.

    So in the face of illegal, unconstitutional and potentially criminal conduct — conduct about which the NSA repeatedly lied to the FISA court — the FISA court “corrected” the problem by requiring … banner warnings that something might be an MCT, and an extra round of review by NSA analysts. The real problem – that the NSA regularly collects Americans’ most private communications that the law does not permit it to collect and lies about it to the FISA court – was simply waved away.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. hokkoda says:

    I have been contacting Congress daily at this point to remind Republicans that I will vote to implode the GOP next year if they don’t put a stop to this latest attempted coup.

    Will every Republican voter stay home next year? Probably not. Can we get 25-30 million to sit out the election if they impeach/remove Trump? Piece of cake.

    I wanted to do this back with McConnell struck that shameful debt ceiling bill in 2010, but decided giving the GOP the House, Senate, POTUS and SCOTUS needed to be tried first. How did they respond to this? They got on board the fraud Mueller Train, reneged on a bunch of promises, and then intentionally threw the House to the Democrats.

    This is it. This is game over, no joke, no fooling around. They either put a stop to this, or we destroy the GOP utterly. If we’re going to have a totalitarian state, let’s get on with it. At least I’ll know who I’m fighting.


    • Sharon says:

      “If we’re going to have a totalitarian state, let’s get on with it. At least I’ll know who I’m fighting.”

      ….and there it is.

      It’s my opinion that your statement reflects reality.

      Liked by 1 person

    • rah says:

      Well you guys go sit out and abandon Trump then. Me I’m going to stick with the man who has been fighting for us.


      • hokkoda says:

        You misunderstand. I’m talking about if the GOP votes to impeach – any of them – and if they vote to remove a Trump. McConnell is out there talking about “process”. You know what that means? It means he’s talking with Schumer about how they’re going to run the trial. The GOP Congress plans to give this over to the Democrats.

        If they do, the only recourse for voters will be to vote every single solitary Republican out of office at every level of government. Start over from there and the word “Republican” no longer appears on a ballot. Anywhere.

        Liked by 1 person

  37. Tom Hansen says:

    We know that the corruption that took place was extensive, and because there literally were dozens if not hundreds from within the agencies mentioned above that were involved, including the State Dept. that was not mentioned in this report, the real bottom line question is whether Barr and Durham will really indict and charge anyone they found that violated the law?

    I remain skeptical that any justice will ever take place based on how everything continues to be cover up by current appointees under Trump.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Alan Reasin says:

    Dan Bongino pulls this together with other facts on his podcast the why and the impact of recent and near future questioning of key players. He hat tips the Tree House.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Mac says:

    This is all old news. Except for Grassley’s recent tweet, this was all known over a year ago. Now, timelines are important so let me explain what is going on.

    The Establishment, through the government and political establishment started the Get Trump operations to protect the weak link in the corruption protection umbrella, HRC, back in 2016.Trump was threatening to “lock her up” and the political establishment could not afford to have her roll over on them. So, the various operations designed to give the government “lawful” access to the Trump Campaign were launched. The prevailing belief was that HRC would win the general election. When that did not happen, the threat to the political establishment increased. A multi-pronged attack operation was embarked upon to develop grounds to impeach Trump and remove the threat. This attack involved the DOJ/FBI, the CIA, State and associated Congressional members. Unfortunately, this left a trail. For the two years of the Mueller investigation, Trump was restrained from counter attacking. When it became clear that the Mueller SC was never going to produce usable charges against Trump plans were made, by certain factions of the Establishment, to hand it over to the House, should the Dems regain control of that body. When that happened, When that happened, the Mueller operation was terminated and the House took over. Now, here is where it begins to get complicated, largely because we have not identified all the new players and their roles.

    When the hand-off operation was about to begin, a faction, or factions, of the Establishment, got involved to limit Trump’s desire for revenge. The first order of business was to install the Fixer, Bill Barr, as AG. This gave the opposing faction both control of the investigative process AND leverage over the Get Trump factions. Barr immediately began sending signals that the Get Trump factions should back off or certain illegalities and improprieties could come to light; such as Spygate and FISA abuses. These signals were ignored. So, the Durham investigation ramps up. Still the Get Trumpers continue. Epstein is arrested, largely to put pressure on the Clintons, though it also put pressure on other establishment figures. Epstein mysteriously “hangs” himself in federal custody. Emboldened, the Get Trumpers continue. Then, selective leaks of targets and information concerning Durham’s investigation begin to leak. None are harmful to the “investigation” but all serve to put pressure on the Get Trump faction. The Get Trump faction panics and responds by ramping up the bogus impeachment inquiries and transferring them to Schiff’s committee. Now, the ball is back in the Lay Off Trump faction’s court. However, enter the bull in the china shop, the uncontrollable DJT. Facing this latest attack, he slips his “leash”, thought to be held by The Fixer, and embarks on a full on junkyard dog attack against his accusers. And, he does it publicly. Now we have a three way institutional civil war in full swing, Get Trump, Lay-off Trump and Trump. And, no one knows where this is going to go, or who will prevail. Then you have to add the pro-Trump and anti-Trump supporters among the public. They are only loosely controlled, at best, by the powers that be. There is a reason why 70% of the citizenry thinks this country is on the brink of a civil war. Because it is.

    Now we get to the current problem. The Lay-Off Trump faction has little left to persuade the Get Trump faction to back-off, except the nuclear option of indicting well connected players in the subversion. This could initiate a domino effect which could spread throughout the government and involve high placed elected officials. The Get Trump faction is now caught between a rock and a hard place, because Trump is mad, unleashed and not going to take this any more. If they back down now, they stand to lose everything. And, if the Get Trumpers win, they run the risk of a popular insurrection. If this is unresolved at the time of the 2020 Presidential election, the chances of violent unrest increase exponentially.

    This is the result of an out of control establishment which is largely led by idiots. And, at this point, whatever happens is likely to be very painful for the American people.

    Liked by 1 person

    • CM-TX says:

      One correction… It’ll actually be most painful for the establishment– literally. Count on it.

      Living in a bubble, relying on CNN & their own manufactured BS to form their world views– BIG mistake – HUGE! They’ve NO idea what they’ve already done, nor who or WHAT will actually be coming for them. They might want to sleep with one eye open.😉


      • Mac says:

        Civil wars are painful for everyone. There is no winner in a modern civil war. And, there is a good chance that, should an actual wide spread civil insurretion break out in the US, this country would not survive, in any recognizable form.
        This is why we now have at least two opposing factions within what we call the Establishment. One is determined to protect itself and return to the way things were before the 2016 election. The other realizes that there is no going back and to continue to attack Trump will only lead to disaster.


    • Issy says:

      I liked the part about Trump launching a junkyard dog attack.


  40. formercrookcountyresident says:

    While you mention Daniel Jones as the “bag man”, I wonder what has happened to the Perkins Coie (law firm) angle of all this. At one point, we knew about this – Perkins Coie hired company that compiled Trump dossier
    And here is the letter of admittance –
    Did Perkins Coie help bank this money for payoffs? Set up offshore accounts? Where does this trail lead?


  41. @ChicagoBri says:

    Hmmm, if only Senator Grassley was member of a body whose purpose it was to oversee the administrative state.


  42. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    My theory is that IG Horowitz’ team, if not himself, is laden with swamp dwellers, more so than Durham/Barr’s might be. The IG report could have been released by now with their incomplete, ineffectual, misleading, bogus and heavily redacted findings…..except that they know ‘teacher’ (Barr) will have the answer sheet (and they’d look foolish, inept and corrupt if they tried too much spin or cover). They’ll wait till closer to Barr’s report and hope for a few leaks to determine the content and honesty of theirs.


    • CM-TX says:

      Correct. Of the 400’ish involved, 90% Democrats is what I heard. We already know the Left is infamous for incompetence, & lack basic reading comprehension & critical thinking skills. Not a good combo


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