Interesting Word Choices – John Ratcliffe Discusses John Durham Criminal Investigation, and Upcoming IG Report…

Representative John Ratcliffe is one of only four House members who have reviewed every known classified document surrounding the 2016 political surveillance, Spygate and the use of the FISA court; including John Brennan’s two-page ‘electronic communication’ that started the FBI investigation.  So when John Ratcliffe is discussing what potential criminal activity John Durham is investigating and he says “FISA act and court“, that specific use of wording is subtle like a brick through a window to those who follow closely.

Everyone is aware that IG Michael Horowitz is looking at the Carter Page FISA application and potential misrepresentations to the FISC; that’s the “FISA court” part.  However, no-one has even hinted that anyone in government might be looking at the FBI abuse of the NSA database; and/or the outlined surveillance violations by Judge Rosemary Collyer; which would fall under the “FISA act” part.   Interesting word choices.  WATCH:

…”Many of these non-compliant queries involved use of the same identifiers over different date ranges”…

Or put in common language: “from November 1, 2015 to May 1, 2016,” the same people were being repeatedly and continually searched within the database.

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398 Responses to Interesting Word Choices – John Ratcliffe Discusses John Durham Criminal Investigation, and Upcoming IG Report…

  1. B Woodward says:

    In summary:

    Rep.Ratcliffe: The Obama administration took the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and used it to surveil for political reasons.

    Fox News: If that were proven in a court of law that would be just stunning. That would be one of the biggest scandals in all of history.

    Liked by 22 people

  2. NJF says:

    FWIW — he’s been pretty accurate.

    Liked by 19 people

  3. Midnight Rambler says:

    It’s over. This is going to be a sweet ride.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. huecowacko says:

    “…the outlined surveillance violations by Judge Rosemary Collyer;”

    Glad to see the Judges mentioned in this; heretofore, lack of mention in this context makes you believe the Judges are above the fray, not involved.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. seanbradySeanNY2 says:

    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏
    Verified account
    @JackPosobiec

    BREAKING: Former FBI general counsel James Baker has reportedly ‘flipped’ and is now cooperating with the Barr-Durham investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation – @OANN

    11:52 AM – 25 Oct 2019

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Brant says:

    Dang it all, just as things getting good and juicy, my ability to read twitter goes haywire last few days. Must be this iPhone4 or whatever I have.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. fred5678 says:

    Noting this article linked in previous comments (thank you!!):

    https://www.pickeringpost.com/howellwoltz/12862/dead-men-dont-need-impeachment-swamp-in-panic-trump-in-danger/

    I REALLY regret my six weeks as I wrote in my email to Mitt early this month:

    Dear Senator Romney,

    I remember it so clearly … the Charlie Rose show (yes, THAT Charlie Rose!!) in May 2012, when Rose asked you what you would do with the “11 million undocumented immigrants”, you proudly and firmly declared, “They have to go home.” When the incredulous Rose responded, “They have to do WHAT?”, you calmly replied “They have to go home”. A THIRD time — “They have to do WHAT?” And you maintained your firm and principled stance, “They have to go home.” That is the moment I decided to volunteer for your campaign.

    I lived in Reno, NV, at the time, and I spent six long weeks walking neighborhoods, making phone calls at the GOP HQ, driving vans of walkers to Lovelock and Winnemucca, cheering at rallies when you and Paul Ryan appeared in Reno, and to top it off, I was asked to provide security for Jon Voight and John Ratzenberger when they toured the GOP HQ in Reno, Carson City and Gardnerville. to thank all the volunteers for your campaign. Those were the days!!!

    And my favorite part of the GOP platform that you and Paul ran on:

    “In this country, the rule of law guarantees equal treatment to every individual, including more than one million immigrants to whom we grant permanent residence every year. That is why we oppose any form of amnesty for those who intentionally violate the law. Granting amnesty only rewards and encourages more law breaking.”

    And then when you lost, it took a whole 48 hours for you and the GOPe to do a 180 and advocate for amnesty and a “pathway to citizenship” for the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens. You thought Hispanic-Americans didn’t vote for you because you wanted to enforce the law, so you decided to cater to law-breakers and their sympathizers.

    And your running mate, Paul Ryan, showed his true colors when he tried to sneak a secret vote on the Gang of Eight AMNESTY bill until Dave Brat won and unseated Ryan’s fellow plotter Eric Cantor.

    Now that you have reaffirmed your duplicitous nature with your recent Tweets, loudly and clearly declaring yourself as a “Never Trumper” and joining the “Peach 45” Democrats, I have one question: HOW CAN I GET MY SIX WEEKS BACK?

    Sincerely,

    (fred5678)

    Liked by 21 people

    • fanbeav says:

      I am sure Mittens is heart broken. Unfortunately for you, he is a snake. That is why he had to move to Utah to run as Senator.

      Liked by 4 people

      • webgirlpdx says:

        He’s so compromised by the Left with Blackmail and his filthy corruption, once his SofS gig failed he had to do something to get on the inside. Presto: Carpetbagging in Utah with the Mormons. EasyPeazy.

        I will hound Pierre about this now until either he or I take our last breath. #Winning.

        Liked by 12 people

  8. webgirlpdx says:

    Are we finally going to see people trying to save their own skin at the expense of the Clinton’s and how they’ve ruled for decades with their evil and blackmail?

    Liked by 10 people

    • Cam Heck says:

      This would be a prayer, answered. Many people I want to see in jail, but those two have been high on my list since well before I became aware of any of these other crooks

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Garavaglia says:

    The entire tone of the conversation has flipped. Watching CNN now…they truly look flustered. What we are dealing with now are legal (Barr/Durham) vs. procedural (House “inquiry’). If, as we hope and suspect, there is evidence of illegal activity from the IC and others, the entirety of any and all attempts to eliminate Trump is suspect..and they know it. They almost look to be in tears. Probably killing them that they will not own the narrative over the weekend either. I’m ready to kick some a*$..literally. And.they have zero control over who may or may not flip, and how they might flip. Lots of potential here. Closer to possible indictments (ability to form grand juries).

    Liked by 15 people

  10. webgirlpdx says:

    How fun would it be if the first nugget to drop was bank records of then VP Biden accepting the 700k from Romania.

    The entire House of Cards would vaporize instantly. 🙂

    Liked by 11 people

  11. Thurstan says:

    This whole investigation is not complete without determining the “why.” This attempt to remove or restrain PDJT was not strictly political differences or globalism in a general sense. PDJT was to be removed to prevent the disclosure of corruption and graft related to financial aid, humanitarian aid, war profiteering and so on. The criminals of both parties (possibly not all members) wanted to remove PDJT in order to keep the kickbacks and pay to play hidden and unstopped . If the “why” is not exposed and brutally addressed, we have accomplished nothing more than incarcerating a tiny fraction of the criminals.

    Liked by 26 people

    • donnyvee says:

      Hi Thurstan. I think the why is as Sundance has said so many times. There are trillions of dollars at stake.

      Liked by 12 people

    • G. Alistar says:

      “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” Nietzsche— the “why” is always most important.

      Liked by 2 people

      • VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

        A question so often horribly mangled and misunderstood…

        A child asks an adult, “why is the sky blue?”. Proper answer is, ” cuz God wanted us to see it blue.”

        The scientific question could be, “How is it we perceive the sky to be blue…”

        Then there are all kinds of discussions to be had.

        I realize this may come across as a rant or as off topic. Please forebear with me if so…

        I believe this is one of the most important differentiations of life..

        Knowing when to ask the Why vs the How, What, Where, etc.

        The Intent, or the Purpose, Divine or otherwise, versus the facts.

        That is the Question.

        Liked by 4 people

    • Attorney at Law says:

      It’s never the crime, it’s always the cover up.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Thankful for Americans Outside of DPRK says:

      PREACH IT ! ! !

      Like

  12. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  13. I’m waiting for Adam Schiff to claim it was James Baker from the Bush Sr. administration. heh.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Jim Raclawski says:

    it’s treacherous and an abomination … for the Republic to continue…. every duplicitous piece of wasted human garbage involved must be dragged out and fully exposed.
    IF the subverting of US law enforcement agencies and the “big ear” of electronic collection capabilities for “political” targeting…. wasn’t disgusting enough…
    …. toss in the OCONUS use of (unrestricted) …. “friendly” collection/intel agencies and you may have to add a clarifying subparagraph or two to the treason elements of 18 U.S.Code sec 2381….
    “our intentions were to safeguard…….”

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  15. Raghn Crow says:

    The DOJ needs a hyper-power acid wash, the FBI needs dismantled and the pieces scattered over the Rockies (or maybe the North Pacific), and the CIA needs Captain Kirk to “beam it up” and then re-beam it out into space, in a wide-pattern dispersal.

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  16. OldParatrooper says:

    We’ve known for a couple years that the FBI “contractor” abused the 702 database, but haven’t known who they were, or who they were monitoring. Its about time for those two tidbits to make the news.

    I suspect the surveillance was widespread, and likely included Democrats as well as Republicans, but focused on the latter.

    Once the contractors are known, we can search for their task masters and actual taskings. That should bring us one level closer to the originator of the corruption.

    Liked by 7 people

  17. They knew this day was coming so they specifically crafted and timed this WeaselBlower Lie to discredit the Durham Probe by claiming that the President uses prosecution as a political tool in Ukraine and now in America.

    They planned out this evil response long, long ago–Sedition, lovingly hand-crafted in small batches and then spewed out on their Mass Media orifices and outlets.

    John Brennan’s CIA Coup Attempt, Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel Coup Attempt, Adam Schiff’s Impeachment Coup Attempt and the Corrupt Media’s Propaganda Coup Attempt. It’s not “always something”; It’s always the Same Thing. These Are All One Thing.

    Now their Wheels are Closing In and their Walls are Falling Off. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer gang of Constitutional Criminals.

    Liked by 16 people

    • webgirlpdx says:

      You’re right….but the problem for them is they did not expect P45 to release the transcripts and the ‘Leaker” to be so off script. How they look like evil chasing the shiny thing.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Pyrthroes says:

        Just fer laughs, DJT is incumbent President # 44, not 45. The error arises by double-counting Grover Cleveland’s two non-consecutive terms (1885 – ’88, then 1893 – ’96) as two incumbents.

        Counting terms vs. incumbents, Trump is (2020 – 1788) / 4 = President number 58, a manifest absurdity. As with most miscalculations of this nature, “Those who know don’t care, and those who care don’t know.” Meantime, whatever anybody cares to know, the simple fact remains unchanged.

        Liked by 1 person

    • redline says:

      And all of it to get HRC elected, to give all this scum a little more time to better-hide the domestic surveillance operations that BHO had been running since his first year in office.

      Liked by 1 person

      • zorrorides says:

        Hi Redline. HRC’s presidency was not for covering up domestic surveillance.

        Early on, HRC’s first term would have been for quick economic, military, and homeland infrastructure destruction of the USA on a scale you can’t imagine.

        After that open, her plans to subjugate America to the cabal would escalate.

        Liked by 1 person

  18. A2 says:

    👇👇👇

    Jeff Carlson
    @themarketswork
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    Jeff Carlson Retweeted Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸
    Awaiting full confirmation but this should have been expected.

    If true, it should also make some folks very nervous.

    Recall, it was Durham who was investigating Baker for illegal leaking PRIOR to Durham’s appointment by Barr to investigate the origins of the Trump investigation

    Click on the link to read the thread.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1187812172941840384.html

    Liked by 4 people

  19. franz dorn says:

    Sundance is going to weigh in.

    Like

  20. franz dorn says:

    Sundance is going to weigh in.

    Like

  21. “[T]hey, at the same time, have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is what will further their cause, meaning they reserve unto themselves the right to commit any crime, to lie, to cheat, in order to attain that, and that is moral, not immoral, and we operate on a different set of standards, I think when you do business with them…you keep that in mind.”–President Reagan on Communists

    Liked by 8 people

  22. Your Tour Guide says:

    Some interesting mentions of one of my perennial least favorite
    “journalists”. The “I’ve been drinking vinegar straight out of the bottle”
    frowny, dissapproving, dour, jerk David Corn.

    This is one person that I instantly hated on sight, going back to
    the “47%” comment about Romney that he and his minions
    engineered the set up over, back in 2012.

    As big as an absolute, world class jerk Corn is, he actually
    may have inadvertantly done us a favor, judging on Romney’s
    recent behavior. That aside,I would LOVE to see Corn ( and
    Isikoff, and some other Yahoo News conspirators) go down.Hard.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. R says:

    The fallout from the FISA violations has to get going strong soon-so there’s enough time for it all to sink in prior to the 2016 election. If a Democrat wins in 2016, this whole thing will be shut down in the blink of an eye. All the criminal activity will be papered over. Probably one reason the push for Hillary is taking on a such a desperate tone. She actually may jump in just to save her own skin and that of her partners in crime. Must be a lot of wheeling and dealing going on behind the scenes.

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  24. redline says:

    I seem to remember a recent discovery / announcement that far, far more than the less-than-ten thousand queries suggested by that redaction had actually been processed – millions, possibly?

    Does that ring a bell for anyone?

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  25. ristvan says:

    An observation. While Sundance is right about Ratcliffe’s words, remedies need to be parsed.

    Spygate FISA Court warrant abuse needs indictments and convictions, because was plainly illegal under federal law, at least 18USC§1018. Horowitz, Durham and Barr remedy.

    But FISA law NSA query abuse is arguably legal albeit subject to systemic abuse bybthenlikes of Samantha Powers and probably FBI headquarters. The remedy is to modify rather than just renew the existing FISA law as last time.. Ratcliffe is in a position to start that with Nunes after the House is retaken in 2020.

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  26. Hey everyone! Been a busy week but I’ve been following along as much as possible. Seems like things are starting to take a turn and it’s getting pretty exciting. News of Baker flipping is a great sign. Is it “happening???”

    Liked by 1 person

    • zorrorides says:

      Trump Babe, you cheer my heart. I know, I know, sometimes I smoke the hopium and sometimes with tinnitus my hearing gets muddled, but darn it, way over there by the Atlantic ocean I think I maybe heard a little ‘boom’.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Comrade Mope says:

    It don’t mean a thing until the fat lady swings. The deep staters are funded by the Clinton Foundation. Follow the money. This isn’t rocket science.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Seadoc66 says:

    My fellow Americans: As an old military/civilian cop with many years of investigative experience I will tell you what is going on with Mr. Barr and Mr. Durham is really quite simple. As Mr. Barr covered in detail during his confirmation hearings, he is following standard operating procedures (SOP) in dealing with all the information concerning all the activity surrounding the Trump campaign/transition/first years in office, etc… Simply stated it is standard operating procedure for any professional investigative organization to check out information, and only if one finds there is probable cause to believe a crime(s) has occurred to commit resources to officially investigate. The investigation proceeds with the objective of finding evidence to support proving beyond a shadow of doubt all the elements of proof stated in the appropriate statute. The investigation must be conducted following all the procedures demanded by the Constitution and appropriate statutes/regulations or face having the entire case rejected by the adjudication authority. All the junk you are hearing from the press and politicians regarding Mr. Barr and his subordinates at this stage are just that, Junk! Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

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  29. mark says:

    Glenn Simpson and Bruce Ohr, low hanging fruit, very interesting.

    Notice how NOW the msm is talking about the predicate of Spygate?

    Sundance better get the Presidential Medal of American Excellence!

    Liked by 3 people

  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Mentions the CTH!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Eric says:

    the way to nuke the media narrative would be to release the lists of who was paid to write articles for the FBI and CIA

    Liked by 3 people

  32. For Eyes says:

    1) Assassination risk is now sky high. I pray Trump has the right protection team.

    2) “Suicide” risk is now pretty high, from those either talking deals or are viewed by peers as weakening and a risk.

    3) It will be gloves off on election fraud. If later caught, defend it later, but defend it from the hill top of having “won” the election.

    We sure seem to be in the nasty / desperate / chaos phase.

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  33. Oldretiredguy says:

    Those of us who are faithful followers of the CTH know we’re merely looking through the weeds at the corruption of the Obama admin. Sadly, those crimes committed by Brennan, Comey, Clapper etc will all point to a criminal conspiracy that went right to the top. Unless the whole bunch including Obama himself are not criminally prosecuted , this nation will never be the same. Even if all of those involved in criminal activity are held accountable, the nation will not heal. The MSM will make the entire thing appear as a PDT retaliation.

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    • Amy2 says:

      That’s true for all of us who know the truth. Then there are those who don’t want to see it. ‘Hate to see the aftermath when that band-aid is pulled off, but also can’t wait for justice!

      Like

  34. snellvillebob says:

    I just went on a liquor run and Mark Levin said he has a reliable report that Durham offered Andrew McCabe a deal and McCabe turned it down.

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    • For Eyes says:

      McCabe’s leak team has always been active. If this comes from them, that’s really smart. True or not, it takes McCabe off of the “suicide” list. Its sending a life saving signal

      Like

      • Tl Howard says:

        “Its sending a life saving signal”

        I think I understand your meaning, but would you explain further? Thanks.

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        • IGiveUp says:

          I think he means McCabe won’t be suicided, Arkansized, Epsteined, whatever it’s called these days when one Dem pol orders the assassination of another.

          Liked by 2 people

        • For Eyes says:

          Well, I descended into being snarky.

          The people most at risk of a murder disguised as suicide are those who a) can most damage other senior people, and b) are viewed as being too weak to hang tough and hold your tongue.

          McCabe can damage pretty much everyone. So that makes him a target.

          But the signal part is saying “you don’t have to worry about me.”

          But hey, what do I know. Like everyone else here, we are all just burning electrons in internet chatter. 🙂

          Like

      • rcogburn says:

        He just needed some fresh air from the open window on the 10th floor to clear his mind.

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    • PInky1920 says:

      What did you get, Snell?

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  35. Tparty says:

    Posobiac reporting that James Baker has flipped for the prosecution.

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  36. Tl Howard says:

    Can someone tell me if they fear the DC Circuit might uphold the recent Obama judge’s ruling about grand jury testimony. This makes me sick. If something like that stood, there’d NEVER be anything to stop political parties from manufacturing evidence against their opponents, then creating such a scenario with a corrupt special counsel, then revealing grand jury testimony of folks who were there to back up the spurious, fake claims, yet I don’t trust judges at this point, no matter how high up they are. In fact, the higher they are, the more likely they are to be political.

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    • Jenevive says:

      I read that Ben Wittes who is Team Democrat tweeted for people
      not to get to excited because of the DC appeals court. I assume
      he thinks it will be appealed there and not sure which way it will go.
      He is not a fan of POTUS so that is something coming from him.
      But of course the media will run with it just as they did with SDNY
      getting his tax returns, until the DC court of appeals put a hold on that.

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  37. Pat Childs says:

    And what about the crooked FISA judges?

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Yep, and let’s face it, most of us suspect the Chief Justice of being weak-kneed out of fear.

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    • The entire FISA system should just be scrapped. Go back to what we had before: direct Presidential authorization and accountability. They tried this change after Nixon, but the result has been far more unstable and subject to abuse, as we now plainly see.

      And, let’s also replace PATRIOT. There is way too much information that is way too easy for the wrong people to get to and use in unaccountable ways. This Act didn’t make us safer: it made us far more vulnerable.

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  38. jojotom01 says:

    Happy St. Crispin’s Day!

    Liked by 2 people

  39. CharterOakie says:

    SD / Ad Rem — with all due respect, this is unfortunate wording:

    “…and/or the outlined surveillance violations by Judge Rosemary Collyer; “

    …and/or the surveillance violations outlined by Judge Rosemary Collyer; — is what was intended and is unambiguous.

    (Sorry, incorrigible grammar cop here.)

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  40. Sherri Young says:

    Can the taxpayer get a refund, please?

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  41. ezgoer says:

    Lisa Page knows everything that went down. Sidney Powell may have her (and Strzok) on illegally changing the 302 reports on the Flynn interrogation. If so she’s looking at a long prison term on that alone. She has young children. So she is a prime candidate to flip to make a deal and sing like a canary.

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  42. MD says:

    If Barr really wants to see them fill their pants, he should start a little leak (rumor) of his own to the fake news media. Tell them they have recovered the DNC server from Ukraine and know where Wikileaks got the DNC e-mails (Seth Rich). Then take a weekend trip over to the UK.

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    • Jedinovice says:

      >”Then take a weekend trip over to the UK.”

      No. Not to the UK. Barr would likely have a terrible accident there. No joke, no sarc.
      The deep state in the UK is worse than the US.

      Yours,
      An ex-pat Brit.

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  43. SSI01 says:

    The FISA will be repealed in the new congress to meet in 2021. No matter how well it was written, or how good the intentions were, it was just begging for a crooked official in govt to do something like this with it.

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  44. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Here’s a good EPOCH TIMES report on the ongoing Durham Investigation.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. mickjt says:

    Ummm I can Smell the Deep States Fear all the way down in Texas!

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