Message Received – Thank You Bill Barr…

I’m not going to write a long history of the background again {Go Deep}. However, to be fair, if we are going to hold Barr accountable it is appropriate to be thankful when at least one aspect of a gross injustice has been addressed.

When the decision to allow James Wolfe to escape accountability for his leaking of the classified documents was made, there were only a few people within the DOJ who could make that decision.

AG Jeff Sessions was recused from anything to do with the ongoing DOJ activity into the 2016 election issues and the Russian-collusion/conspiracy investigation.

Therefore Robert Mueller, DAG Rod Rosenstein, DOJ liason Ed O’Callaghan and U.S. Attorney for DC Jessie Liu would have been the group of decision-makers.  With Mueller and Rosenstein gone that left O’Callaghan and Liu still on staff at Main Justice.  Today the last two were removed from positions of authority in the DOJ.

Whether John Durham is empowered to go back and re-enter the political issues with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is an unknown.  Normally, I would doubt it, but the issue does actually have more consequential importance because of the ‘Gang-of-Eight’ authority/oversight; so it’s an unknown.  But at the very least the poor decision-making has been addressed. The SSCI compromise is an outstanding issue for another time.

Thank you Bill Barr for addressing that significant issue, albeit obliquely.

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280 Responses to Message Received – Thank You Bill Barr…

  1. Linus in W.PA. says:

    I thought that Barr might be giving Sundance some kind of acknowledgement when that NBC reporter asked him if Durham was going to issue some kind of report, and Barr took a few seconds to think of a reply. Then he said he didn’t know what Durham would do, and said he might issue a report, but that Barr would like to meet with Durham to discuss it before anything was done….or something very close.

    So Sundance has been stating that there will be no Durham ‘Report,’ and I think we all agree. His ‘report’ should be legal actions. But, Sundance has also been critical of Barr.

    Now, if it was some kind of acknowledgement, I don’t know if it was a hat tip or a please back the F. Off.

    Still, it speaks to the range of CTH.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Tazok says:

      This has nothing to do with this blog, seriously. At the school choice televised meeting Trump had just said the other day he’s excited for the Durham Report. In his mind he figures it to undo the cloud from the MUELLER report.

      Barr didn’t want to contradict the big boss to give the media ammunition. Perhaps there was no plan for a report, but given Trump’s clear expectation maybe they can throw something up to clear the air.


      • Linus in W.PA. says:

        Maybe, maybe not.

        Barr was also asked about the Ukraine, and he smiled, thought for a moment, and then said he has not got into it yet, and is glad that he has not, and laughed. He said it was at the bottom of his to-do list.

        That seems like avoiding the president’s directives to me.


      • Brian Baker says:

        There doesn’t really need to be a 500 page report. Perhaps a couple dozen pages properly explaining the spying and fraud perpetrated against President Trump followed by indictments will do just fine.

        Liked by 2 people

      • kittylenoir says:

        I thought I heard Barr say in his CBS interview to expect something from Durham in spring or by summer of 2020.

        Liked by 1 person

    • lieutenantm says:

      “poor decision making” my ass!

      HANG these bastards.

      Liked by 2 people

    • 6x47 says:

      The other day Rush Limbaugh was citing “… an article over at The Conservative Treehouse.” He made a point that the depth, scope, and sophistication of the analysis “they” do at CTH is way beyond what anyone else in the media does. Especially the work on timelines.

      Lots of influential people read CTH, which speaks volumes to the hard work and journalistic rigor Sundance and other contributors bring to the work. Look back at some of the articles from 5 or 10 years ago: An evergreen topic will have a grand total of 6 comments. The growth is phenomenal, well earned, and entirely deserved.

      Liked by 2 people

      • J.Thomas says:

        It’s proof positive that people will find good information if it is available.

        The internet is such an incredible media disruptor. Its no surprise that it has brought about a disruptive president. It has lessened the grip of the media and intelligence services on the nation.

        Liked by 1 person

    • rondonmonson says:

      (WAPO Headlines Dec. 10) Trump intends to nominate Jessie Liu, U.S. attorney for D.C., to top Treasury Dept. sanctions post.

      So Trump is appointing her elsewhere. She is most definitely a part of the Swamp.


    • Karl Kastner says:

      …speaks to the range of your imagination.


  2. Tim says:

    Great post highlighting the positive Bill Bar has done. If Bar says anything that looks like Barr has prejudged or has an agenda. The Democrats would be screaming for impeaching Bill Bar because of his “evil Trump serving agenda working with the Russians”.
    The most he can do is state facts, without being judgemental, and say this raises further questions. The questions lead to an inquiry.. which lead to Durham which lead to a criminal investigation which may lead to indictments. Look how crazy the dems went when he said “spying occured”.
    I find it frustrating too.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. GlennDC says:

    Its a minefield out there. Mitch Jin Ping (HT Sundance) and many, thankfully not all, I hope, of the compromised Elected officials AND the Senior Executive Service are in place and ready to “Rock and Roll” to protect themselves. Extreme caution is necessary to achieve cleansing, and all we can do is hold our breath and hope that DJT, Barr, Durham, Pompeo, and the team are bringing 4GW to the political battlefield.

    And in the meantime, vote against every incumbent, irrespective of party. Every.Damned.One.Of.Them!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Karen Lane Corn says:

    An early Christmas gift for those of us who have been supporting Trump and the efforts to “drain the swamp”😉

    Liked by 7 people

  5. California Joe says:

    FBI – Fidelity Bravery Integrity. Well, they have Bravery so that’s one out of three. No?.


  6. Bullseye says:

    How long has Barr known this ? Why did he wait until after the report and the post release edit of redactions? Why wait until Horiwitz has already testified to congress then release the edits /unredact and factual verbage changes? Still protecting many and covering the difficult questions from being ask of Horowitz.. I feel sick


    • California Joe says:

      Known what? The Wolfe debacle! Give it up, Bull. Wolfe is done. He’s a sideshow of a sideshow at this point. Nobody is going to reopen this least of all AG Barr with all the big fish that need to be caught, cleaned and fried. The way it works is we could get lucky and the whole Warner/Burr/Wolfe caper falls out of the investigation on to Durham’s lap but he’s not going to focus on it.


    • WES says:

      Bullseye: Maybe Sundance gave him a slight push!

      SD did this by making it public knowledge, so Barr couldn’t hide.

      Public knowledge forced Barr’s hand.

      This is the very first time that I can remember where SD has succeeded in getting the government to respond!

      Congratulations SD!

      Liked by 3 people

      • Dutchman says:

        “That I can remember” should, respectfully be “That I KNOW of”, as there is much we don’t know.

        What I know is this sight gets, IIRC
        over 100,000 ‘hits/day’, and has the best, in depth analyses, bar none.

        And, I know that within 6 hours of Sundance posting his first article on
        “Beware the Justification defence”, and saying the,way to address it, was to look at the,PREDICATE, PDJT tweeted “Look at how it started” and in his public statements as well, he and others began to hammer THE PREDICATE.

        So, I submit SD has had a POWERFUL impact on shaping the narrative, and will continue to as we go forward.

        If PDJT doesn’t post here, he or a trusted advisor is,DEFINETLY “lurking”, as why WOULDN’T he/they?

        Liked by 6 people

        • mr.piddles says:

          “What I know is this sight gets, IIRC over 100,000 ‘hits/day’, and has the best, in depth analyses, bar none.”

          Don’t forget it’s ranking on the Google Top 100 News Source Blacklist. You know, Debunked Conspiracy Stuff and whatever.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Peoria Jones says:

          They know we know, and we’re watching. And they’re watching us.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Dutchman says:

            And THATS the dillema. Because they don’t have the kind of control that they long for (that they have in China), the info gets out, and is known.

            So, when they can’t ignore it (first step) and they can’t suppress it (second step) and they can’t deride it as a ‘conspiracy theory’ (forth step), they finally “investigate to exhonerate”.

            For one, just the fact that its FINALLY being aknowledged, causes some relief, and therefore relief of pressure, like cracking the valve on a boiler thats,about to blow.
            It also delays the process, and allows for much muddying of the,waters. It allows time, to shift people out, so “at least they aren’t working there, any more”. (See SD’s article on “Thank you Bill Barr”.

            It allows memories to fade, as people move on, and in the end, while it,DOES identify wrongdoing, it fails to hold the wrongdoers accountable, and of coarse the,Statute of lim to kick in.

            Its called Kabuki theater, the DC
            two-step, or “investigate TO exhonerate”. And they use it, because it,WORKS.

            They ran guns to Mexican cartels, in order to trigger an international incident, so the Mexican government would implore Obama to do something, so that, like,DACA he could sign an Executive order restricting 2A, while admitting it wasn’t constitutional.
            Not just “never letting a crises go to waste”, but CREATING the crises.
            And, when it went wrong, they investigated to exhonerate.
            Ditto IRS/Tea party, And Benghazi, supplying guns to ISIS.
            And, then a coup, and even as the coup continues, they are using investigate to exhonerate, yet again.


  7. hokkoda says:

    The MTC alleges the FBI falsified or forged the Flynn 302s.
    The IG discovers the FBI falsified the FISA applications and forged evidence.
    The Flynn prosecutors admitted prior to Thanksgiving mixing up the 302’s creating chain of evidence concerns.

    The MTC alleges the DOJ knowingly withheld exculpatory evidence from Flynn and the Court.
    The IG Report states that the FBI knowingly withheld exculpatory evidence about Page from the FISA Court.

    The IG Report states about 83 times that the Flynn investigation was inextricably intertwined with the Russia-collusion investigation. There’s no separating FBI/Page misconduct from FBI/Flynn misconduct.

    On multiple occasions when the FBI has a clear-cut duty to inform the Trump campaign of its concerns about Russia, the FBI chose to keep Trump and Flynn in the dark…even though the FBI was well-aware by mid-fall that there was nothing to the Russia collusion concern. And especially after they officially debunked the dossier in early January, 2017. Even though the dossier was garbage, and the FBI has no case, they decided to falsify the FISA renewal application which was approved on 1/12/17.

    9 days AFTER the FBI submitted its knowingly-false FISA renewal on Page, the FBI targeted Flynn using highly unusual methods as described by James Comey in a television interview.

    Finally, the Government has repeatedly maligned Flynn’s attorney as chasing “conspiracy theories”. The IG Report very conclusively proves that FBI misconduct during the Russia investigation was REAL, PERVASIVE, and exceptionally SEVERE in its violations of department policies, the civil rights of US citizens, and Sydney Powell is clearly *not* chasing a fringe conspiracy theory tangential to her client.

    She has caught the Government in the commission of a fraud.

    Liked by 16 people

    • WSB says:

      That sums things up!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Dutchman says:

      So, WHAT does Sullivan do, NOW?
      IIRC, they postponed the Judge ruling on S.Powells last motion, until AFTER the I.G. report release, and its been released.
      S.Powells motion was, again IIRC, NOT to dismiss, but to compel the prosecutors to release a BUNCH of material exculpatory to Flynn, and incriminating to the prosecutors, including Misfuds cell phones, detailed with sim card #’s.

      Now that I.G. report confirms that Sidney is NOT chasing conspiracy theories, and her allegations of prosecutorial misconduct are valid, the Judge HAS to order the prosecutors, ‘compel’ them to produce.

      And once they produce, he must dismiss, AND reccomend disbarrment.

      The prosecutors can TRY to appeal his order, I suppose, try to argue “classified”, but it shouldn’t do more than put off the inevitable.

      So come on, Judge Sulliven, STEP UP.

      Liked by 3 people

      • fragemall says:

        Flynn should have Christmas at home.

        Liked by 1 person

      • WES says:

        Dutch:. Sullivan is 100% swamp! No he will just dismiss to protect deep state. Hope I am 110% Wrong!


        • Dutchman says:

          You MAY well be,100% right about Sullivan, but many here believe our National Treasure, (Ms. Powell) has given him absolutely NO “wiggle room”.
          He can’t duck it, he can’t deny her motion, and since she hasn’t requested a dismissal, he’s really got no choice. Hence my question, WHAT,does Sullivan do, NOW?

          Liked by 2 people

      • hokkoda says:

        I think the door is wide open for Sullivan to grant the motion. The sentencing was canceled indefinitely. I don’t think he throws it out without specific information directly affecting Flynn. I suppose he could say Flynn’s prosecution is fruit of the poisoned tree. But I think all he’s got are highly suspicious irregularities justifying the MTC.

        If he grants the MTC, the question is what the Government will do. Do they move to dismiss the case and drop all the charges in fear of having even more misconduct exposed? That would be the last nail in Mueller’s coffin. Do the produce the requested materials, and suffer the slow bleed of damning misconduct being discovered?

        The IG report gives the government an easier way out by moving to dismiss and drop the charges. But that means admitting they were wrong, and the Government is never wrong…


        • Dutchman says:

          IF Sullivan grants S. Powells request, the Government can not then ‘get out of it’ by dismissing.
          They first must comply with the order to produce.
          While Sidney is very straight spoken in her filings, I think it was clear what she was saying “between the lines”.
          We WILL see these charges dismissed, Judge. But then we will move to the,question of how to make Gen Flynn “whole”, and for that we need this material we are requesting, to make our case in civil court.

          YOU have the authority to order Prosecution to comply, in discovery they will continue to obsfuscate and lie.

          If you see the wrongdoing, you MUST expose it. Unlike in the,Stevens case, the defendant is alive, and deserves an opportunity to start kicking.

          At least, thats what I read. Otherwise, why mention dismissal of charges, but say “We WIIL look at that at a later date, but NOT NOW.
          First, order the Prosecutirs to produce, THEN we will look at dismissal.
          She is systematically getting her ducks in a row.

          Liked by 1 person

          • hokkoda says:

            I think you’re probably right, but I don’t know enough about the legal procedures to say how this will play out. What I do think is that Sullivan probably grants the motion and then we see how it plays out. I get the sense from Powell that she would like to see the entire prosecution admonished by the court for misconduct…not just have her client’s case eventually tossed.


            • Dutchman says:

              My take too. Her clients best interests align with the Countries, and that is NOT simply dismissing the charges.

              Its totally exposing what these prosecutors, i.e. MUELLER/Weismann, DID.
              This, is the route to EXHONERATION. Remember, no Jury or Judge finds or declares a defendant “Innocent”, for good reason.

              They find the Defendant “Not Guilty”, actually meaning the State could not prove, in a court of law, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant was guilty.

              A complete review, and ‘airing’ publically, of the gross abuse of process, Constitutional rights, etc. of the Prosecution DOES constitute one vital part of achieving ‘exhoneration’ and ‘making Flynn whole’.

              It restores his reputation, in a way no civil judgement, and no amount of money can do.

              Coincidentally, releasing all this material S. Powell has requested, also gives Flynn all the ammunition he will need, if he chooses to seek civil remedies.

              Technically, he SHOULD be able to get a Judge in a civil case to order the production of these documents during discovery, but given how the prosecution has attempted to resist, getting Sullivan to compel production is the best play.

              In my mind, Sullivan is obligated to not simply admonish, he should strongly push for revoking the law licences, of every one connected with the Prosecution.
              Van graff, Mueller, Weismann, etc. All of them should be banned for life from the practice of law.

              I really don’t see that Sullivan has any wiggle room, other than maybe not giving Sidney EVERYTHING on her list.

              But to deny the motion, outright?
              I just don’t see that happening.

              Liked by 1 person

              • hokkoda says:

                Between the conflicts of interest of the prior judge, the prior Flynn legal team, and all the irregularities in Flynn’s prosecution, he has a heck of a case on appeal too.


                • hokkoda says:

                  Unless his plea deal prevents him from an appeal…idk.


                • Dutchman says:

                  Put plainly, the whole case stinks to high heaven. And its repudiation is, to me a complete and utter repudiation of the Mueller investigation, as well.

                  There are,two main kinds of injustice: when a guilty person ‘gets away with it’, and when an innocent is wrongly punished.

                  Both evoke strong feelings of anger and outrage, but of the,two, the latter HAS,to be considered the worst.
                  Better 100 guilty criminals walk, than ONE innocent person be imprisoned.

                  In this get,Trump fiasco, we have both. Let justice prevail.

                  Liked by 1 person

                • hokkoda says:

                  My gut tells me that between Trump, Barr, and Durham, the prevailing attitude is that the perpetrators will meet justice in such a way as to deter anyone thinking about this sort of thing down the road. The charges need to be severe, the punishments severe, and the purge going on inside the FBI and DOJ needs to continue so that these people are wiped out. CIA is next on that hit list.


    • Hey remember what Page said? If he’s in the IG report and does not get to review it prior to being publicly released, he would spill the beans?

      Is it just me waiting with baited breath? Or was that a threat to Brennan and Clapper to get some of that Iran deal cash?


      • hokkoda says:

        I think that was Page telling the IG if they don’t confirm his CIA status and illegal warrant, then he would.


        • So did they? I didn’t read the report but I saw quotes that said they did not name the 3letter agency he worked for.


          • hokkoda says:

            I think they went far enough in the sense that the IG said Page was employed by and working on behalf of the US Government – the Obama Administration no less! – during those trips and contacts with “the Russians” that the FBI claimed were evidence of possible collusion. The lie is outed.


  8. Putting On Its Shoes says:

    The Intelligence community assessment of supposed Russian meddling in the election was based nearly entirely on two documents produced by the DNC and Hillary campaigns:

    The Steele fiction
    The (likely fictional) Crowdstrike report

    All laundered through Perkins Coie.

    What a pathetic joke.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. bluenova1971 says:

    Jessie Liu to Treasury and still on the government teat…WTF?


  10. Terry says:

    You are probably all on wrong track on Liu

    She originaly worked at treasury

    She was on Trump transition team

    She was blocked from the doj #3 spot by Congress, was to replace gal that went to walmart

    She recommended Mccabe be charged and was over ridden

    Looking at her actions in taking over supervision of flynn attorneys.

    Belivet she was why D Curtis was booted, but not sure.

    Looking for more info


  11. Perot Conservative says:

    OK, why now? Take your pick.

    1. Barr has a lot on his plate. This was a side item until Sundance highlighted the specific history of skullduggery, so Barr chose to act. Post haste.

    2. Someone in the WH reads the CTH. We know this. Maybe POTUS / others don’t know all the granular details, read this, and hit the roof. Stephen Miller, Joe diGenova, Lou Dobbs?

    3. Barr has a massive job. Multiple historic cases. A soft coup, a historic Conspiracy. Surrounded by Deep Staters who read the WashPo & NYT. Durham, Horowitz, normal business, Washington required public appearances. Mueller. Rosy. Sessions head fake. Likely over 100 FBI leakers & bribe takers. His own investigation. Squeezing people, plea deals, strategy & the occasional lunch in Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, & the White House. Trips to 3 foreign countries. Notre Dame speech. A full schedule.

    Is it possible he wasn’t filly aware of Jessie Liu & James Wolfe granular details?


  12. CM-TX says:

    I still believe Barr is The Cleaner– most recently why…

    There was a post on here Mon/Tue where an observant commenter caught a clerical/Redaction ERROR made in the REPORT…
    (Note: if I missed this being further highlighted/connected elsewhere– please Disregard)

    If not…
    The Sharpie-Brigade MISSED a spot.
    There was a FOOTNOTE with a specific OCT. DATE in relation to the FISA… it noted the filing had occurred “3 DAYS [prior/earlier]”.

    So the commenter was able to deduce the inital filing-date as being “Oct. 21.”

    That Error exposed– the correct FISA Date was out there. While the redacted section was under scrutiny for a few reasons. So it was only a matter of time.

    I’m not saying Barr didn’t confirm SD’s theory on the Leak-Trap/Warner. Nor do I mean to lessen the impact of SD calling attention to it.

    However it does draw into question the motive behind Barr authorizing the change. Perhaps not as noble as it might seem?

    Barr needs to earn any respect by delivering on actual Justice (ie., real consequences).

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Han Solo says:

    Did anyone see this? Out of all people, this is the height of hypocrisy…I wish he had something on Hillary who found out about it…


  14. Tazok says:

    If Jessie Liu is removed it’s probably due to J Flynn case handling, not Wolfe. Besides people like us and Carter Page no one cares about Wolfe leaking. He did go to jail on a lesser charge unlike, say, Comey and McCabe. Flynn, however, was just revealed to be one of 4 targets, has a distinguished career and a high profile support team.

    I think that was telegraphed (1) the govt had suddenly asked for a stay of sentencing untill after the IG and (2) when he was returned his passport to go to South Korea on the eve of North Korea tensions. It’s clear he’s doing backchannel with SK/NK, not visiting family.


  15. GuyGadbous says:

    When does this all become treason?


  16. THE DEPTH OF DEEP can’t be overstated.


  17. Roger Duroid says:

    So Liu is gone but I just read this today “President Trump plans to nominate former Morrison & Foerster partner Jessie K. Liu, the current U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, to become the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a report says.”

    This is the same one who let manafort, etc get railroaded and let off Wolff. Not sure what kind of 4D chess this is.


  18. TwoLaine says:

    This also gets Jesse Liu off AG Barr’s AGAC, where she had a seat whether he liked it or not, because the top DC attorney always has a seat.

    This group was at least partially responsible for telling Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from all matters Russia.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. mtk says:

    Feigning Bogus Inquiries


  20. kleen says:

    The information we get here, you can’t get anywhere else. If you read CTH you are as informed as it gets. Even the details such as dates.
    No one will ever pay attention to that unless you have been following this case extremely close *AND* have the right background knowledge to pick up on things that matters, like Sundance does.

    Most people can pick up the broad issue. CTH digs up details that are almost too difficult to understand even when we are following this story.

    I don’t know how in the world, Sundance knew to look for those redacted dates in a 500 page report. He must have a list of things to look for.

    The swamp must be angry at the internet because they lost control of their beloved disinformation. We can have access to real information and that is the end of the swamp. They can’t thrive, outside of MSM disinformation world. Sites like this are their worse nightmare.

    Sundance the nightmare! How dare you?


  21. 6x47 says:

    I’ve said it elsewhere but it bears repeating: The “Inspector General” is an auditor. He inspects a government department to insure it is complying with the laws, and to insure adequate processes and controls are in place. Are the right forms being used, are all the right signatures on them, are they filed and retained appropriately, is contracting and procurement done according to GSA guidelines, etc. If there are gaps he recommends corrective actions and additional training as appropriate.

    He doesn’t go into a government agency expecting to uncover a vast criminal conspiracy. He doesn’t ordinarily expect to make a criminal referral – and when he does, it’s normally for garden-variety corruption such as embezzlement or theft (“conversion.”)

    What IG Horowitz encountered at the FBI and DOJ is … quite unusual. I’m sure it caused great consternation in the office when they found the audit turned into a criminal investigation. This wasn’t incompetence or lack of training: It was a deliberate plot to overthrow a President.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Raised on Reagan says:

    So the Deep State collective hairball (Bergman, O’Callahan, Liu) at the DOJ are now removed from the works, who will be their replacements? Will these new people help to ”prime the pump” and get the prosecutions flowing?


  23. bessie2003 says:

    Could this new assignment for this lady also indicate other cleaning branches of the DOJ getting some fresh eyes in the NY Criminal Division? (am thinking, what happened to Weiner’s laptop):


  24. RLTW says:

    Well Mr. Barr. I hope that the Scott’s Irish side, the Pict side, the William Wallace and Robert Rogers side. The side that has always fought for freedom and has never been defeated and never shall. I hope that is your side.

    I hope them pipes are more than an accessory.


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