The Silence of The Shams – “Some Witness Reviews Still Being Negotiated”…

The Washington Post jumps-in to the Horowitz ‘principal review’ timeline adding that some of the opportunities for witnesses to review the final draft report are “still being negotiated”, likely by the attorney’s for the principals.

Take all reporting on this two-week review phase with a grain of salt. Despite the NDA’s there will be a rush to control the narrative.  “People familiar with the matter” will start popping up in the Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed and CNN.

There is likely to be a flood of spin from the PR teams behind each principal outlined in the report.  Lawyers for James Comey and Andrew McCabe will be using every angle of Lawfare imaginable to attempt to shape their clients image within the report.

Lawyers, Lawfare legal teams, and DC-based PR consultants for Sally Yates, John Carlin, Mary McCord, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Hillary Clinton, James Baker, Michael Kortan, Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, Chris Steele, Glen Simpson, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr, John Brennan, James Clapper and many more will all be working at courtroom rates to control any report damage for their clients.

The Obama administration will be working in the background, while Fusion-GPS takes in fees and pays their primary journalists and narrative engineers premium rates for column inches that protect their client interests.  This is one big confab of interests all positioning to control any negative impressions and highlight their magnanimous patriotic activity.

Watch and we will see full deployment of the justification defense and “outrage trap“.  After all, according to their predictable defenses, there was evidence, even if slight, that President Trump was a Russian asset belonging to Vladimir Putin…. it had to be taken seriously, etc.  Even the Republicans in congress were alarmed.

We are going to see the Intelligence Community Assessment deployed as a shield… see, even the entire intelligence community was concerned about Russia; so we had to use the FISA process…. because these were unprecedented times, unprecedented threats, etc.

Spying, surveillance, unmasking, electronic monitoring, all of it will be deemed as necessary because the system of our entire governmental apparatus was under attack…

You know the routine.

Watch for it in the next two weeks; watch who is protesting the loudest; and we will be able to identify where Horowitz’s report was targeting the hardest.  Look for the tell-tale signs of ‘justifications’ and who is deploying those justifications to excuse their involvement.

WaPo – The Justice Department inspector general has begun scheduling witnesses to review draft sections of his report on the FBI’s investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign — the clearest indication yet that the long-awaited document will soon be released publicly, people familiar with the matter said.

Several witnesses have been scheduled or are in talks to review sections of the report dealing with their testimony in the next two weeks, the people said on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter. That could mean public release is imminent, though the witnesses will be allowed to submit feedback — which could spark more investigative work and slow down the process.

The particulars for each witness’s review were not immediately clear and in some cases were still being negotiated. The inspector general’s office will probably offer relatively short windows for witnesses to submit feedback and take other steps to prevent leaks, as it often does in sensitive and high-profile cases. (read more)

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201 Responses to The Silence of The Shams – “Some Witness Reviews Still Being Negotiated”…

  1. 6x47 says:

    “Negotiating” with the principals and their attorneys? Well isn’t that nice.

    This is how we know the body of the report will document in extreme, excruciating detail the most egregious crimes against the republic imaginable, sandwiched between an executive summary stating “Mistakes were made, but they were minor and nothing came of them” and the recommendations will be “nothing wrong here, the professionals did their patriotic duty, just review professional ethics.”

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  2. Jonathan Galt says:

    I would like to have confidence in these matters and procedures but find it next to impossible to rationally do so. It really seems like the photos of McDonalds or Applebee’s food in their commercials and on their menus- what ends up on your plate is nothing like what was promised or portrayed. Hope I’m wrong.

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  3. DesertRain says:

    IG Atkinson has much to be worried about…
    NYTimes Maggie Haberman and Micheal Schmidt on protection detail.
    Twitter Has this article in Top News banner associated with #TrumpBribery

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  4. Zorro says:

    Wasn’t Bill Clinton receiving 500k for a short, routine speech cause for concern? Huge donations to Clinton Foundation? The “concern” game can be played two ways. Now back to the origins,

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  5. Jederman says:

    “…there was evidence, even if slight, that President Trump was a Russian asset belonging to Vladimir Putin….” yet it was the immature, ill-mannered, marxist scheisse stick obama that wanted Vlad to know he would be “more flexible” after he conned the American citizens for a second time.

    Yes the outrage trap has a very strong pull of gravity. The richness of the dem hypocrisy and the in your face corruption of the msm make it unavoidable.

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  6. Deborah Fehr says:

    Is anything positive gonna come out of this? I mean I read everyday the plain as the paper its written on truth, but these losers keep on coming with more crap. Is all of this just witty conversation? I fear that it is going to go exactly the way the Dems are planning, and not a single word will be said to the contrary. The public is seeing the biased news report, and as far as they are concerned Trump is guilty of EVERYTHING. And nobody seems to be standing up to it. So far all I’ve seen is grand standing…I want heads to roll. This is outrageous.

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    • pbr22 says:

      In the cast of characters, there will be few indictments and fewer convictions. Then the democrats can say there were NO SCANDALS, just like the O admin did.

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  7. Mike says:

    Sweet huh how Brennen, Clapper, Comey, McCabe et all get to edit the Horowitz Report for their own benefit before release, But President Trump is not allowed by the Dems/Communists to call witnesses or even know the identity of his anonymous and double secret false accuser at his Peach Hearing.

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  8. Pa Hermit says:

    You should take notice here that POTUS who is so far committed no crimes related to an impeachment, is not permitted to have any representation to defend himself, but these people wanting to take him down with all kinds of crimes being committed and they get to delay, stall, leak info, redact, and everything else to get them clear? Is this Banana Republic action or what? My only hope now is when the rubber meets the road in this process, POTUS unleashes all those files and unclassifies them! All this redaction crap is pure cover for the guilty! Hillary has claimed a VAST Right Wing conspiracy, this is a Vast Uniparty/swamp fiasco! And it is so large, we have very little concept of it as it gets more and more exposure! This fiasco/corruption is a Century in the making and it will take decades and decades to clean up! Are we too little, too late?

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    • nimrodman says:

      “You should take notice here that POTUS who is so far committed no crimes related to an impeachment, is not permitted to have any representation to defend himself …”

      Sundance included this quote in one of his posts, maybe several:

      “While we recognize that the man did not actually steal any horses, he is obviously guilty of trying to resist being hanged for it.”
      — David Horowitz (@horowitz39) May 21, 2019

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  9. DeLuxe Deplorable says:

    Let’s remember that several of these folks are known leakers and liars.

    But, when they claim there was credible evidence, they will be explaining why Obama knew and approved it all. After all, there was credible evidence. Of course he was advised and signed off. We already know this, since Rocket Scientist Rice explained how BO insisted everything be by the book. He must have meant the pretense in telling PDT about the HRC-DNC propaganda and subsequent leak.

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  10. Yy4u says:

    A little history lesson.
    In 2003, Richard Armitage (State Dept)`leaked CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name to journalistbRobert Novak.
    A firestorm erupted.
    The AG John Ashcroft recused himself. (Sound familiar?)
    The deputy AG appointed a special council to find out who leaked.
    Who was the deputy AG? James Comey. Yep THAT James Comey.
    Comey appointed his friend Patrick Fitzgerald special counsel.
    Know who was Director of FBI? Robert Mueller. Yep THAT Robert Mueller.
    Fitzgerald found out almost immediatrly Armitage was the leaker. Armitage told him. He to look d Armitage to stay silent and continued to investigate the Bush administration.
    Fitzgerald eventually nailed Scooter Libby, VP Cheney’s CoS. Libby was sentenced to 30 months in jail…Bush commuted but did not pardon…250K$ fine and 400 hours of community service.
    7 or 8 years later in her book journalist Judirh Miller who helped convict Libby recanted, saying Fitsgerald had manipulated her.
    In 2016, Libby got his law license back, tge judge citing prosecutorial mischief.
    In 2017 President Trump pardoned Libby, but Scooter Libby, an innocent man, had lost hus reputation and his law license for something Richard Armitage did. Armitage never suffered any penalty.
    Takeaways?
    This has been going on for over a decade with the SAME cast if characters using the same playbook.
    It doesnt matter who the Republican president is, they will try to take him down
    And most importantly…The Repubs NEVER catch on. Either that or they are in on the game

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    • And the real criminals were Comey and Fitzgerald…who now represents Comey (one is The Godfather of the other’s child, as well). Miller also says that Fitzgerald suborder perjury from her.

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    • ballgame17 says:

      The skulk of foxes have been in the DC hen house stealing most of the eggs and eliminating the “noisy , troublesome ” hens who complain for too long, and ,whilst they are spitting out feathers telling us they were just cleaning the mess up. It’s past time for the farmer to empty the shotgun on the vermin .Barr and Durham better have lots of shells in that gun because yelling “scram” ain’t gonna cut it .

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  11. Yy4u says:

    Excuse the typos above. I hate my tablet keyboard. Corrections. Journalist who recanted was Judith Miller.
    Fitzgerald told Armitage to stay dilent not “to look d”. Darned tablet. The rest of the crazy typos you can figure out
    Sorry

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  12. Martin says:

    But…but…isn’t defending one’s self “further evidence of obstruction?” Unless, of course, one is paying “courtroom rates” to a sodden LawFare obfuscator.

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