Former AAG Matthew Whitaker Discusses Upcoming IG Report on FISA Abuse and Trump Campaign Surveillance…

Following leaked revelations that former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith manipulated evidence to attain a Title-1 surveillance warrant against U.S. person Carter Page to conduct political espionage against the Trump campaign, former AAG Matthew Whitaker discusses the IG investigation and upcoming IG report.

Whitaker notes the bigger issues are how the FISA process generally has been abused and potentially long-term ramifications.  It is also worth remembering it wasn’t just “wiretaps” that were gained, the FBI requested and received full Title-1 surveillance authority including: wiretaps, electronic surveillance, the use of bugs and tracking devices, physical surveillance, electronic and satellite geolocation surveillance and much more.  The FBI requested a type of surveillance generally reserved for tracking suspected terrorists.

When Mr. Clinesmith manipulated evidence to attain the warrant he was working under the guidance of FBI supervisory agent Peter Strzok.  “Political Espionage“.

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428 Responses to Former AAG Matthew Whitaker Discusses Upcoming IG Report on FISA Abuse and Trump Campaign Surveillance…

  1. Did anyone listen to Whitaker? He said he’s looking forward to this historic IG report because it’s going to “begin the process of a restoration of confidence in the Department of Justice and the FBI.”

    Since anyone not on constant heavy doses of consciousness-altering drugs already knows the FBI and CIA are totally corrupt nests of arrogant pantywaists who never face justice for their abuses, who believe they control all policy and have every right to take out any elected official who gets in their way, and since it’s obvious the MAJORITY of FISA warrants and queries have been illegal and focused on spying on domestic political opponents (while there’s no evidence they’ve caught a single terrorist), the CURRENT most sensible position — BEFORE reading this report — is that those agencies and the Foreign Intelligence Court should be disbanded immediately, the Hoover Building and CIA headquarters in Langley dynamited, all current and former employees barred from holding any future office of public trust.

    The DOJ? Since it appears Brandon Van Grack and most of the rest of Mueller’s team are now back there, rubbing their hands together and gleefully setting “FARA” perjury traps for Rudy Giuliani and (for all we know) Donald Trump, I have to assume Bob Barr is using Jeff Sessions’ old pillow to sleep under his desk while they slip laudanum into his cocoa and play him that same old soothing music about how “We’re going to schedule a Thursday afternoon seminar to remind everyone we have to do things By the Book, you betcha!”

    Now try to imagine what could be in this report that would “begin the process of a restoration of confidence in the Department of Justice and the FBI” . . . WITHOUT FIRING EVERYONE ON THE TOP TWO FLOORS. Blaming everything on some janitor and a corporal on mess hall duty, cutting their key-cards in half and sending them stumbling out into the parking lot with their family pictures in a cardboard box, doomed to try and survive on a meager $100,000-a-year pension and a second six-figure job as a “security consultant” for Boeing, “Problem solved”?

    If a certain model of aircraft engine kept blowing up and causing devastating crashes, would you assign someone to write a report with the goal of “restoring confidence in the engine”? Or would you just scrap the sucker?

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    • Sentient says:

      Vin, your analysis is spot-on. These entities – DOJ, FBI, CIA are wholly corrupt. To restore my confidence they’d have to fire 70% of their staff. It’s like in the Carlin “Big Club” rant: “the politicians are put there to make you think you have a choice. You don’t.”

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    • mike says:

      begin to restore…” ?!?
      As above, plus massive prison sentences and some executions.

      Liked by 12 people

      • Nobodysfool says:

        Dear Mr. President, all we want for Christmas is for you and Barr to drop a big iron hammer (made in the USA by Americans with American iron ore) on some very well known heads between now and the date Pelosi has set to call the House vote on your impeachment. Please get this show on the road. The damning info that sits collecting dust can and should be used to flip those weeny-whiny Democrat House members that want that cushy lifetime job a lot more than they want to kiss Schiff’s scrawny backside.

        We want us some big league winning for Christmas, Sir!

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    • Nowut Ameen says:

      Totally corrupt. Yes. Therefore a little more corruption over one little FISA is insignificant. Carry on. Business as usual.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “If a certain model of aircraft engine kept blowing up and causing devastating crashes, would you assign someone to write a report with the goal of “restoring confidence in the engine”? Or would you just scrap the sucker?”

      Well, one could ask that question of the recent “Boeing 737 Max” devastating crashes (or is is Supermax? I get my airliners and my prisons mixed up)

      But I don’t think we’re getting the answer you’d like

      Nor do I think we’ll be getting the answer we’d like with regard to the DOJ and FBI

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    • Seneca the Elder says:

      Vin- you NAILED it.

      Liked by 5 people

    • John says:

      Actually I think Boeing did that with the latest 737 problems

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        I agree regarding the IG report, although Horowitz is limited in his ability to interview people that have left Gov’t. While I expect it will be explosive, fBI/DOJ altering not so much.

        Durham and Barr is where the action will be. In spite of many skeptics’ view, I still hold out hope that Barr and Durham will do the right thing.

        However, I also see a potential grand bargain being struck. While it might bring temporary “peace”, I hope there isn’t a deal, because I think we will win without it. They have to be crushed. Utterly and completely crushed to where they don’t even want to try again.

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        • DJ says:

          “They have to be crushed. Utterly and completely crushed to where they don’t even want to try again.”
          ——————————————————————————————————
          While I agree with your sentiment, sadly it would not be enough. These people are like cockroaches. You can crush all that you can find, but there will always be others hiding and taking their place.

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        • coolmamie says:

          For three years, we have always been waiting for the NEXT THING.

          That said, during the entire impeachment hearings, we have railed against “presumptions.” I suggest we wait until we can read the actual report.

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          • botchedcasuality says:

            FBI agent #2 …,,(fitting identification).
            Looks like the narrative is going to be sold as ‘just an underling’ that inserted his personal interpretation to his report, thereby influencing the agent who relied and trusted his report before signing the FISA. Conclusion: the innocent FBI were victims of this FBI zealot, ACA & illegal immigrants fan.
            No one in charge is culpable, responsible and will be “Comeytized” ala “no reasonable prosecutor would
            bring such a case”.

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        • In your support of win without a deal, we seem to be winning big time without a China trade deal. Consider the ultimate negotiator presiding over that trade deal will be presiding over gov corruption “deals”, I am encouraged that it will be a historic win if not a rapid occurrence. Who are the tough negotiators Communist Chinese or corrupt politicians?

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        • Ingot9455 says:

          Experience has shown that the other side won’t hold to any deal that is made.
          So.
          No deals.
          If they want a deal, they can plead guilty for a lesser sentence and maybe see the outside at the age of ninety-five.

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      • Patrick Healy says:

        Who was the corrupt government spy who joined Boeing recently?
        I cannot remember – but hshe is probably redesigning the flight control computers by now

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      “begin the process of a restoration of confidence in the Department of Justice and the FBI.”
      ——
      There will be NO restoration of confidence without indictments – and LOTS of them. If Barr does not know this, he’s full of hot air.

      The vile has been building in the CIA, DOJ, FBI, etc since Kennedy called them out.

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    • Lulu says:

      If I could up vote you a thousand times, I would.

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    • DeWalt says:

      Barr just called Epsteins death a suicide and is going to fix it by charging a couple of guards. Sure gives me confidence.

      Liked by 7 people

    • mr.piddles says:

      Vin just Mark Steyn’d the CTH comments section.

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    • Jive Pawnbroker says:

      We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore. Unelected bureaucrats should not be disenfranchising the voice of We The People.

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    • You’re spot on Vin. There is NO RECOVERY of these corrupt organizations without complete cleansing of the entirety. Translation. Disband and prevent all those involved from holding any positions in government. Just as you said. Same could be said for Congress and much of the Senate. If there is no punishment, they will do same all over again. They’ve been hard at work to discredit the 2016 election and we see evidence they are hijacking the 2020 election. They are so corrupt they don’t even try to hide it anymore.

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      • Dixie says:

        “….don’t even try to hide it anymore….”

        Because our silence is allowing the libtards to set precedence. JMHO

        Americans, […] were as driven by the passions for wealth and precedence as any people in history. Ambition, avarice, and resentment, not virtue and benevolence, were the stuff of American society.

        — Gordon S. Wood, Revolutionary Characters, 2006

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      • Rustynail says:

        The FIB Office of Professional Responsibility just issued their report on Strzok. After listing the large number of his infractions including: “unprofessional behavior”, “horrible judgement”, “disregard for procedures”, “dereliction of duty”, and “his irreparable harm he brought to the Bureau”…They decided a 60-day suspension was appropriate for his participation in the 2016 election interference and the attempted coup.

        It would seem that they don’t care about the reputation of the Bureau, Agency, or Department?

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    • lizzie dw says:

      I thought the same thing when I read that line in the article. How is a report heavily criticising an organisation going to begin a process of restoration of confidence? What will do that? I do not see our government doing whatever it is to restore confidence, i.e. scrap the sucker. I do know that if two FBI guys show up at my door (they travel in pairs, I hear) I will #1 call the police #2 keep my lips together until I have an attorney standing at my side #3 publicise everything that happens to me.

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    • Gunner says:

      What VS said!!!

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    • Peppurr says:

      One of the best posts I have ever read! You’ve totally nailed it , right down to the last sentence! It should be sent to Barr.

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    • Fred Ohr says:

      What continues to puzzle me is why career civil servants would risk lengthy prison sentences by conspiring to commit sedition. Career enhancement doesn’t seem sufficient nor does the nodding approval of their “ resistance” peers. Are significant amounts of money flowing? If so, there should be a paper trail.

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  2. Cheesehead54016 says:

    The trust MAY begin to be restored when a “real” investigation is done on the missing Hillary Clinton emails, the prosecution of sending classified emails, Clinton Foundation QuidProQuo, Weiner Laptop emails that are Govt emails are all out there for us to see, who was keeping the laptop from being investigated/reviewed, the Biden boys are put under subpoena and questioned along with a number of Ukrainians who were involved in that QuidProQuo, hundreds of unmaskings done illegally, and about 4-40 DOJ, FBI, CIA, State Dept, and various others are indicted for the crimes committed related to FISA abuse. That would be a start.

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    • beach lover says:

      so many crimes, so little time. La-De-Da-De-Da…..

      If they really wanted to get to crimes, they certainly have no problem when it comes to Manafort, Stone, Flynn, Papadop. They were on those nickety split.

      After all this time and promises from Barr, he has to know the public is aware of what was done by now, and mere slaps on the wrists and “reform” of the rules is not gonna get it when lives were ruined… and fortunes lost because of the side of politics one happens to be on.

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      “real” investigation(s) MUST be ONLY THE BEGINNING… it is the “real” punishments that must occur..

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  3. Gary Lacey says:

    While Whitaker notes the report is disturbing and consequential…….I think its damning, the DOJ and FBI reputation is absolutely shot to hell.

    And still the double standard exists, Democrats are getting away with murder, republicans spitting on the side walk are arrested and thrown in jail

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    • RJ says:

      Whitaker, old baldy, is nothing more than a front man, one who directs traffic and in this case he has been chosen to direct traffic away from others…the big shots who thought up this whole game. What you and I hope for is that when the other swamp guy, Horowitz does put out (as all these swamp creatures do) his “report” the small fish that may get caught start to talk about those higher up this evil chain where, hopefully those few “good guys” who are within the DOJ then go after them working their way up to the really big leaders…and you know who they are and who their “Daddy” has been since he first got elected before Trump.

      I am not sure I have that much life left in me to ever see this happen. And that, I think, is there real goal…stretch this out and wait till we give up!

      They are trained lawyers, the people we have been hunting, the pack of them!

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  4. ann says:

    So what? We KNEW many participated. I want the scalps of the authorities who sign all these writ apps, i e. DSI, AAGs, them folks: . the DOJ command chain.

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  5. We the people know says:

    Coming in December
    The Lone Gunman
    starring
    Kevin Clinesmith in his breakout role

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  6. Bigly says:

    Exactly – my spin is “why the leak”

    Cause while president trump is talking “historic” the evil doers leak out “see, it’s just 1 low level janitor that went rogue – nothing to see here”

    14 days of baiting the hook = nothing to see here.

    Anyone else feel like a violin? Bastards manipulate the media ALL DAY LONG!

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    • The Boss says:

      The corporate media has been a de facto arm of the democrat-socialist party for years, spinning and lying in more a overt fashion than ever.
      Think back to the Obama Crime Spree’s press secretaries at the White House, State Dept and Pentagon. ALL of them accomplished liars, obfuscators and propagandists. Psaki, Harf, Kirby, Carney, Gibbs, Earnest come to mind immediately.
      Look at the losers at CNN like that dried up shit Carl Bernstein. Or FNC’s Chris Wallace. Anyone and anything at MSNBC totally sucks.
      I don’t feel like a violin. I feel like Santa Claus with a lengthy and disturbing Naughty List whose members are far beyond being punished with a lump of coal in the stockings.

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  7. The IG’s job is to protect the institution, not solve problems. Horowitz is the guy who said there was no bias in the Clinton email investigation while tiptoeing around the Weiner laptop and sketchy immunity for those who knew things. The test for the IG’s credibility on FISA will be at what level in the org chart will he refer to DOJ? Currently it’s below Strzok, below SES.

    While I’m being skeptical, let’s review Durham’s Corruption indictment record. FBI corruption case? ONE. CIA tapes destruction? ZERO. CIA torture? ZERO. Whitey Bulger corruption by FBI? ONE. Now if we could get Durham’s record on senior govt officials who avoided prosecution, that count would be much higher.

    In the Soviet Union they used to say, “ We pretend to work, they pretend to pay us.” In the USA now we say, “We pretend to vote, they pretend to follow the law.”

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    • Agree that Horowitz is a “company man” and will probably soft sell any malfeasance by the upper ranks of the CIA. He is an Auditor, and does not have prosecutorial authority – but if he is a good Auditor he should have the facts fully investigated. Jury is out on that one. However your point about Durham needs a little more light. During his investigation of Whitey Bulger, he was investigating Mueller but was prevented by Bill Clinton to bring charges. This crap has been going on for a long time, and hopefully Durham will get his man this time around.

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  8. Paul Cohen says:

    moderator: please forgive more than one posting of this but I will understand if you delete…. I think it is extremely urgent TODAY to get Trump/MAGA people quickly mobilized on this point, and I do not have extensive contacts myself. I think this is a grave (and unjust) danger to the current impeachment process.

    URGENT and IMPORTANT: Please share widely if you agree:

    This attorney (Joseph A. Bondy, see link below) for Lev Parnas is trying to obtain Congressional IMMUNITY for his client so that Schiff & co. can parade him in front of the public…. to relate any tales he may come up with, true or half-true or fictional.

    This sort of thing is one reason it was all wrong to accept the Democrat/MSM framing of “quid pro quo” and “private interest in Biden dirt”…..

    Pres. Trump and his defenders should have argued from the start that the “quid pro quo” debate is irrelevant, that it is a strong PUBLIC interest of the USA to unravel all that happened with Ukrainian corruption, the Bidens, 2016 election etc.

    POTUS Trump has every right and DUTY to demand full investigations of allegations. And let us not forget it was Vice-President Biden who is on video blatantly threatening Ukraine’s leaders with loss of billions of dollars in aid unless they fired the prosecutor.

    Whether or not Trump or Giuliani or anyone else exerted any less “pressure” at all in this case should be proclaimed IRRELEVANT.

    By allowing the Democraps/MSM to frame all investigation of Ukraine, corruption, 2016, Bidens etc. as a “private” and “personal” Trump interest only, the left tries to make it as a corrupt thing for Giuliani/Nunes/Trump to have pursued this. It is not corrupt (by Trump et al.), it is a genuine US national interest to pursue true facts, justice, and a more rational foreign policy.

    It is in America’s PUBLIC and genuine national interest to sort out the true facts with regard to Ukraine, Bidens, 2016 election interference, etc.

    p.s. Also, all Democrat/MSM attempts to define Ukraine as some vital “national security” interest of the USA are utterly asinine. Both US political parties are failures in this regard. There is no vital US national security interest in Ukraine AT ALL, so none that could be compromised by withholding aid or by corruption investigations.

    Ukraine needs the USA but the USA surely does not need Ukraine. In fact, we do not need to needlessly provoke Russia/Putin into further conflicts. It is not our fight.

    Joseph A. Bondy

    @josephabondy
    Nov 21

    Joseph A. Bondy Retweeted Rob Waldeck

    Absolutely. #LetLevSpeak

    Joseph A. Bondy added,

    Rob Waldeck

    @Robertwaldeck

    Parnas is shopping for Congressional Immunity. Can you imagine him testifying?

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    • Boots says:

      “We are deadly serious”
      ——
      So are we.
      ~Second Amendment practitioners

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    • BitterC says:

      Exactly! I have said all along the GOP made a mistake letting the Dems set the narrative and thus, battlefield. There was nothing wrong with what Trump did, but the Dems put the Trump & the GOP on the defensive anyway

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    • DeWalt says:

      The political remedy is to get the States to declare the Feds are out of control. Work locally and get the States to act. If that fails the the Declaration spells out the remedy.

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      • Randolph Scott says:

        Political remedies will NOT save our Nation. We are well past that point. It did not work 1763 when England started being started being oppressive to the Colonies. It took awhile before men of character stood up to the evil empire but 1775 they gave England the big FU.

        Political remedies will not root out the evil communists/socialists/traitors/plain evil MF’s masquerading as Democrats. It will take men of Character also known as Patriots.

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      • MelH says:

        Maybe you forgot the States are run by Politicians and Politician is a euphemism for CROOK!

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    • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

      You make the same argument I’ve had dancing in my head for several days now.

      How is it NOT in the NATIONAL INTEREST to find out whether or not a candidate for POTUS is selling out to foreign interest?

      Does “candidate for POTUS give someone immunity from an investigation? If so, why didn’t apply to Donald J Trump?

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  9. 13wasylyna says:

    What a crock of schiff. So according to Whitaker this will attempt to restore confidence in the internally systemically corrupt US intelligence and justice department. So the whitewash has negun….throw a patsy out for those who arent listening critically and say the processes have changed lol….This is just like Barr claiming that because he watched video From outside the cell Epstein must have committed suicide.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      crock of schiff lol libtards gonna libtard

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    • Edwardo says:

      Where is the Chief Justice of the USSC? Isn’t he the ultimate authority of all things FISA? Why hasn’t a judge thrown one of these criminals in jail on contempt charges, if nothing else? Remeber a reporter spent serious time in jail on contempt during Plamegate. Think of how the deep state nearly got Reagan (or did they actually get him?) in the Iran Contra dust-up. The crimes against Trump are more serious than Watergate, Plamegate, Iran Contra multiplied by 100.

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  10. Words are not strong enough to express the truth of what we are witnessing, because we ourselves are all over the map in our understanding and desires (example: “trust the plan” vs “burn it all down and salt the earth”). The credibility of the whole federal government, and everyone in it, is at stake. There is literally nowhere for any of them to hide; they are as vulnerable to information on the internet as we are to intelligence agencies abuse.

    A house divided against itself…the perfect, exact description of where we are as a country (and the world, by the way). It takes absolute blindness — blind hate, and blind insanity — not to see what’s in store, if “they” DON’T “burn it down and salt the earth (especially Obama and all his works)”, What I have known as “The War of the Insane Left” for the last 10 years, IS A CULTURE WAR — not mere government-wide CRIME, though it IS that too — and how many understand that? What the drug cartels are violently doing in Mexico (imposing THEIR culture) is a microcosm of what the Insane Left and globalist “elite” are doing to the USA (…speaking of “elite”, anybody watched the latest Tom Steyer ads, and seen the rabid rat behind his self-righteous attack on Trump? That is our “elite”.)

    Go on, keep trying to make it “business as usual”. The cold anger will turn to ice, and increasingly indiscriminate, as the practiced divisions in belief tear at the fabric of the country.

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    • Lulu says:

      Psst, we don’t have a country. We have two factions fighting over a corpse. In fewer than twenty years, we will break apart like the Soviet union. Hopefully, without a war.

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      • DeWalt says:

        When the Soros Globalist tantrum doesn’t work, then they will collapse the banking system and plunge everything into chaos. Watch

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      • IGiveUp says:

        yeah correct. But it’s human nature to ignore reality as long as possible. Ironically, it may be the defeat and toppling of the liberal Establishment that will propel us on this course. But everything that happens is, fortunately or unfortunately, necessary so we will have to live with whatever comes. Does it ever work otherwise?

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      • Revelation says:

        “Hopefully, without a war.”

        Difficult to see when the Dems are already an explicitly anti-white party and are accelerating.

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    • Jederman says:

      The impression I have is that the Left/DS is on the high ground. They believe that in the grand scheme of things they’re way ahead. The schools, media, culture, BUREACRACY, finance and corporate conglomerates are owned by the Left/DS.

      They are prepared to gut this out. They don’t care what WE think. They don’t need to. If the country is polarized and they control the culture and bureaucracy all they have to do is keep their peeps on the reservation. Hence the schiff stick carnival. It doesn’t have to look fair and impartial to us because they don’t need it to. It was all for their half of the country.

      It is my sincere hope that Barr and Durham bring justice to the perps and TRULEY begin to restore the credibility to the DoJ and the fed gvt writ large. But I don’t see any reason to believe it will happen. There is no recent history to suggest it will. Barr’s DoJ is still leaning on LTG Flynn and deferred prosecution on the very few “public servants” horowitz has recommended.

      Despite Durahm’s reputation for being aggressive I don’t think he’s actually put a lot of high level perps in jail.

      I believe the senior perps (including obama and clinton) are all gonna skate and basically say, “whatcha gonna do about it?”. The media will rub salt in the wounds and Barr’s “pre-crime” program will try to keep a lid on things until we fold or die of old age.

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  11. wightmanfarm says:

    Well, maybe we now know the topic of Barr-Trump “heated discussion” the other day.

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  12. Matt Bracken says:

    In this DC swamp cesspit, why do we assume the FISC is not also corrupt? Just do a search on Best Bros Peter Strzok and FISC judge Rudy Contreras. This text took from Strzok to Page took place a week before the late July 2016 official FBI narrative “Virgin Birth” Papadapolous-Downer meeting, which is supposedly the beginning of Crossfire Hurricane.

    It sure look to me like Strzok wanted to meet with his old law school buddy Rudy Contreras to give him a heads-up, and brief him on what was coming down the pipe from FBI to the FISC. His use of “cover for action” in this text means he knew what he was doing was illegal, that is, he was setting up a clandestine meeting with Contreras for ulterior purposes. He knew he could never excuse a one-on-one meeting, but an “accidental” meeting at a cocktail party he could explain away. At the party, they could then slip away for their one-on-one meeting, where Strzok would brief Contreras face to face, with no phone, text or email record.

    IMHO….

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  13. mg says:

    wasting time believing in fantasy arrests is no way to go through life

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  14. Lt Col Covfefe999 says:

    I see “lower level” is one of the important propaganda media talking points. They’re all using it. Clinesmith wasn’t at the top but he was not “lower level”. He was involved in several important investigations including “Midyear” (Hillary), “Russian election interfence”, and Mueller’s witch hunt. See page 444 of the 2018 IG report about bias. https://www.justice.gov/file/1071991/download If you read through the several pages about this prick, you’ll see that he told the IG “I maintained impartiality” . Of course he’ll be a lib hero, but it’s still going to damage his career severely. He won’t be working in the FBI any more, hopefully no other government positions either. I hope he’s blacklisted.

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    • lolli says:

      You or I would already be sitting in a cell.

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    • Lt Col Covfefe999 says:

      I wrote this yesterday … IMO one of the most disturbing tweets from this puss Clinesmith was this one (it’s on page 446 of the 2018 IG report). He wrote it the day after Trump was elected:

      10:43:37, FBI Employee: “You promised me this wouldn’t happen. YOU PROMISED.”
      :
      10:51:48, FBI Attorney 2: “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently.”

      Why would an FBI attorney think he could have done anything differently TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF AN ELECTION? It reminds me of Strzok’s “Well stop him!” text.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “I see ‘lower level’ is one of the important propaganda media talking points. ”

      Well they’ve burned themselves out on “little-known”. So they need more adjectives as to not arouse suspicion. Like “hmm… now where have I heard THAT before?”

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    • MelH says:

      Copvfefe999, that file is incredible. Think of the millions of tax payer dollars spent on it. I wasted half the morning looking for the author. Who has the time and dedication to turn out something like that? That is by far the biggest load of BS anyone could ever stomach;full of titles and carefully omitting names, but I guess we all are supposed to know who occupied the seats of the corrupt. Who do you think wrote it and how did you come to have a copy?

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  15. Doug Amos says:

    Durham and Barr are in the government club; Horowitz is a democrat contributor. Add it up; expectations are dangerous and you should have few.. Nevertheless, there is fear. They all know that The Deplorables are on top of everything and that no matter what they do, only the truth can save them from contempt. They are not dealing with the Tea Party this time; we are not going away.

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  16. paulashley says:

    Whitaker got close to the issue but still skirted the main point, for which this leak is the “look, a squirrel!” distraction. Even if a low level agent altered a document, the high level agents who endorsed it would have known, and probably did know, that the application was a sham. Patriots will not stand for the punishment of a janitor while the CEO gets off. If this teport turns out to be a whitewash and is endirsed by Barr, we’re doomed.

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    • coolmamie says:

      I agree with you on all points. I keep coming back to the fact that Comey is on record admitting he knew the Steel Dossier was unverified at the time he signed the FISA app.

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  17. MightyConservative says:

    “When Mr. Clinesmith manipulated evidence ….”
    When Mr. Clinesmith LIED…..
    FIFY

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  18. spinoneone says:

    The MSM is already preening that “nothing happened here. just a couple of editorial mistakes. move on.” I’ve also seen comments to the effect that Horowitz just insured that there will be no prosecutions of anyone in the greater DOJ. Parnas is lying, but unless and until he tells this story to Congress and/or a Federal Officer, nothing will happen to him.

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  19. snellvillebob says:

    My Business Law professor in the early 1970’s used to read from the Bible for the first minute or two of each class relevant to the material we would be learning that day. He kept telling us that to overthrow a corrupt government one must first kill all the lawyers, then the politicians will head for the hills.

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  20. Tom says:

    Since this is like a bad movie, I’ll go ahead and say it. Who does #2 work for?

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    • Paolo says:

      They always use the phrase “low-level” guy as if we the people don’t know the script

      Well I don’t know it but in this page I get to know some of it

      Thanks CTH more more more

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    • individualright says:

      I want to know who Obama and Hillary work for? The British Royal family? Brennan and McCain went over to London to coordinate with somebody? Who? Who is behind all of this?

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  21. CarloV says:

    I like it

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  22. B Woodward says:

    TheGatewayPundit is reporting that IG Horowitz has given a get-out-jail-free pass to Comey and Strzok.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/leak-from-horowitzs-report-comey-and-strzok-unscathed-low-level-fbi-lawyer-kevin-clinesmith-faces-criminal-probe-for-altering-carter-page-docs/
    According to leaks from the New York Times, Horowitz’s report will not condemn former FBI Director James Comey or former counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok.

    Rudy Giuliani says Comey should be going to prison for lying to the FISA court. (Comey signed 3 of the FISA applications.) And that was not Comey’s only crime. But is it the case that Horowitz thinks it’s not a crime to lie to the FISA court (or CONgress)?
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/rudy-giuliani-comey-played-his-part-as-liar-to-the-court-go-to-jail-three-or-four-years-in-prison-video/

    And is it the case that Horowitz couldn’t find anything to charge Strzok with? Was Strzok being fired was punishment enough.
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/08/15/strzok-fired-likely-bruce-ohr-is-next-false-fisa-affidavits-fraudulent-302s-security-clearances-under-review/
    Sundance said, “Agent Peter Strzok is the primary affiant swearing to the truthfulness and fullness of the information that underlines the FISA application (ie. Woods Procedures) . We know Peter Strzok lied and misrepresented information to the court. In addition to violating the Woods Procedures, FBI Agent Peter Strzok likely falsified, manipulated and shaped FD-302 investigative notes in both the Hillary Clinton and Michael Flynn interviews. His own text messages with DOJ Special Counsel Lisa Page highlight that Peter Strzok was very familiar with manipulating evidence by the narrative he could/did write in his 302 submissions.

    Has Horowitz not read 18 U.S. Code §1519, which states. Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy: Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

    Personally I’m still hoping that all the coup plotters will all be charged under the criminal conspiracy law, 18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy against rights.

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  23. If the Horowitz report drops and is half as devastating as many of us hope it is….

    Do you think it would be a good idea at that juncture for the President to issue pardons for EVERYONE who was convicted or still faces jeopardy as a result of the Mueller “investigation” (except for Manafort who should just have his sentence commuted) ?

    Asking for a friend who thinks a Christmas filled with cranial explosions across the Leftisphere would be a great gift for America.

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  24. Mike in a Truck says:

    Nope. Not gonna be Charlie Brown no more. Not expecting any big bombshell from Prep-H-Wits. Bought that ticket on a boat at the bottom of the harbor before. Sorry. Big nothing coming down the pike.

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    • butch cassidy says:

      Certainly understand your skepticism Mike however Trump himself said this is going to be big (actually “historic”) and I gotta go with the big guy here. And plan b is Barr/Durham so I look at it as having a couple of shots at this. But I do understand not wanting to buy a ticket on a possible Titanic. Drive safe and keep your log book tight.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        The only worry I have about POTUS saying “big, historic” etc. is that the IG report will likely criticize just about every level of FISA process BUT I worry there will be no criminal referrals for big names. That will be spun into a huge victory, at least for the time, by the LEFT.

        De-classiftied docs, emails, texts, phone calls we’ve never seen before, however, might be available to us which could put a damper on the temporary happiness of the enemy.

        I realize Barr-Durham won’t be done. I feel Barr/Dunham likely to be building a conspiracy case in which all the big names are tied together. Horowitz’s parameters of investigation likely would not have been able to establish that conspiracy as he could only interview people working at the FBI at the time of his investigation and because the conspiracy extends beyond the FISA abuse.

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        • Tl Howard says:

          Further, Horowitz’s job was not to investigate the origin of the spying nor the predicate for it. That’s Durham’s job. Thus, it may be hard for Horowitz to issue criminal referrals based on motive. That will be the job of Durham/Barr: the framing of a political candidate and members of his team, a POTUS-Elect, and a President for political reasons (and financial ones too, perhaps.)

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        • czarowniczy says:

          You build a mountain of innuendo with some believable lies for cement and VIOLA’ – an indicted ham sandwich. The Rats have an army of lawyers who can parse and twist the law, an army of spinners to concoct the narrative and a rabidly willing MSM and Hollyork industry more than willing and happy to serve it up to the public. A wicked team.

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    • Lt Col Covfefe999 says:

      There’s a lot of territory between “bombshell” and “big nothing”. There are facts. There’s useful information. Don’t think that this stuff has zero impact, the traitors aren’t in prison but they are out of their positions of power.

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      • butch cassidy says:

        And I would add that they are out of their comfort zone as well.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        They’ve lost concealment andare going for cover until November 2020. That’s when the manoeuvrists will have to pivot or pursue. Trump wins they have to go to another plan and sacrifice their pawns. Trump loses and their pawns are back in the game and they go for total destruction of their enemy…something strange to US strategy since 1945.

        I believe that after decades of fighting the conservatives in this country, and coming close to destruction themselves, they’re going for the knockout blow on conservatives, nothing less than a level of destruction and suppression we can’t recover from. They’ve created a disparate party of competing interests and cultures. The comparison between the Democrats and the Roman army under Romulus doesn’t escape me and as with the Roman army the Democrats will see the country shredded by their particular rolling clown car of competing cultures.

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        • Lt Col Covfefe999 says:

          That’s why I’m telling everyone (my freebird rant): vote straight GOP in November 2020. Don’t even think twice about it. If the Dems seize control we’re going to have a nearly impossible time getting it back. Stock market will tank too.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            L have no idea what those Rat idiots have in mind, best thing I can come up with is the Soviets plans to increase food production in the Ukraine and putting totally clueless but loyal party apparatchiks in charge of the process. A few years and millions of starved-to-death Ukrainians later they’d turned what was once Europe’s breadbasket into a wasteland that still hasn’t fully recovered. Now the Rats are poised to do it with the US.

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  25. Les Standard says:

    Sorry, I will NEVER have even a smidge of confidence is those 3 letter abominations

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  26. dayallaxeded says:

    No wonder FIB didn’t pick up on the San Bernardino terrorists nor any of the mass shooters for the last decade–all their resources have been deployed for Uniparty political surveillance! And the U scumbags slip reauthorization into the fine print of the continuing resolution! Tougher and tougher to keep the anger cold!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      T’aint nuffin new, jes go back to the 1993 WTC bombing. The Bureau/DoJ was right on top of that, even had informants inside but pulled back and allowed it to go on. Not only that but the planner of the bombing was Ramzi Yousef, later planner in the Bojinka Plot along with his uncle Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who was the prime planner of the 911 attack.

      Now given that even a blind will find a nut what was the excuse for the Bureau squirrels not finding any of these nuts? Gettin’ to feel like they’re focusing on something else….couldn’t be those ‘white, conservative, lone wolf terrorists’ could it?

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    • Lt Col Covfefe999 says:

      If only these get ups, especially Malik’s, were as alarming to everyone as common sense people recognize them to be:

      Even if not terrorist, then extemely misogynistic. No place for it in the US. Disgusting.

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  27. dayallaxeded says:

    No wonder FIB didn’t pick up on the San Bernardino terrorists nor any of the mass shooters for the last decade–all their resources have been deployed for Uniparty political surveillance! And the U scumbags slip reauthorization into the fine print of the continuing resolution! Tougher and tougher to keep the anger cold!

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  28. czarowniczy says:

    I I were writing for the Rat camp I’d start spinning that this extraordinary surveillance was necessary as early on in the Trump campaign the true depth and breadth of Russian/Ukrainian (you can use either one,most Americans can’t find either on a map) involvement was discovered and due to the extraordinary danger to the Constitution and The American Way of Life these drastic and right-on-the-edge measures were deemed necessary. There was a risk that were normal routes taken to investigate the Trump campaign the damage would be done – or details leaked – before the country could be saved from the Trump Putin/Poroshenko putsch.

    Bottom line is that they’re looking to so damage Trump that in November 2020 they’ll get control of the White House and, they hope, the Congress too. In that case there’ll be a regime here that will make Putin’s house look like Mr Rogers.

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  29. berniekopell says:

    Clinesmith is done. They have him cold. Low level or high level, lawyers cannot feign ignorance about altered documents filed with a court. MS Media is dirtying him up to set up their next big spin attempt on the IG report to be deployed next week. Either on Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving MSM will deploy IG Report Spin/Narrative version 2.0. The only question is who will deploy the next narrative first. My money is on the NY Slimes.

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  30. Tony says:

    Disturbing. Remember when Sundance compared him to Mr. Clean? I don’t have any confidence.

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  31. dustahl says:

    To me, only military courts, where President Trump gets to stack the deck the way Schiff did in the house , might solve the problem. I do believe, that anyone can make a case for such action because of National Security.

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  32. Legion of One says:

    Conspiracy is a crime in and of itself.

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  33. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    Ya, I’m ‘confidant’ that this IG report will restore confidence in the FBI with Christopher Wray in charge. Who’s with me, “Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?”

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  34. OldParatrooper says:

    I don’t see any way to restore the citizen’s confidence in the FBI. Better to close it down and start over. In Ohio or Indiana, Ft Ben Harrison is available. And prohibit any current FBI staff over the grade of GS-10 from transferring. Send all new agents thru the Military Police school in Missouri. Put a five man/woman DOJ liaison staff in DC, but make it a rotational position, not a leadership one.

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  35. Boots says:

    He (Whittaker) said he’s looking forward to this historic IG report because it’s going to “begin the process of a restoration of confidence in the Department of Justice and the FBI.
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