Obama Era Political Surveillance, and The Dual Purpose of Fusion GPS…

With research files on the ’15, ’16 and ’17 political surveillance program; including information from the Mueller report and information from the IG Horowitz report; in combination with the Obama-era DOJ “secret research project” (their words, not mine); we are able to overlay the Obama-era domestic IC  operations and gain a full understanding of how political surveillance was conducted over a period of approximately four to six years.

Working with a timeline, but also referencing origination material in 2015/2016 – CTH hopes to show how the program(s) interacted and operated.  A full review explains an evolution from The IRS Files in 2010 to the FISA Files in 2016.

More importantly, the assembly of government reports and public records now indicates a political exploitation of the NSA database, for weaponized intelligence surveillance of politicians, began mid 2012.

The FISA-702 database extraction process, and utilization of the protections within the smaller intelligence community, became the primary process. We start by reviewing the established record from the 99-page FISC opinion rendered by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer on April 26th, 2017; and explain the details within the FISC opinion.

I would strongly urge everyone to read the FISC report (full pdf below) because Judge Collyer outlines how the DOJ, which includes the FBI, had an “institutional lack of candor” in responses to the FISA court. In essence, the Obama administration was continually lying to the court about their activity, and the rate of fourth amendment violations for illegal searches and seizures of U.S. persons’ private information for multiple years.

Unfortunately, due to intelligence terminology Judge Collyer’s brief and ruling is not an easy read for anyone unfamiliar with the FISA processes outlined. The complexity also helps the media avoid discussing, and as a result most Americans have no idea the scale and scope of the issues. So we’ll try to break down the language.

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For the sake of brevity and common understanding CTH will highlight the most pertinent segments showing just how systemic and troublesome the unlawful electronic surveillance was.

Early in 2016 NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was alerted of a significant uptick in FISA-702(17) “About” queries using the FBI/NSA database that holds all metadata records on every form of electronic communication.

The NSA compliance officer alerted Admiral Mike Rogers who then initiated a full compliance audit on/around March 9th, 2016, for the period of November 1st, 2015, through May 1st, 2016.

While the audit was ongoing, due to the severity of the results that were identified, Admiral Mike Rogers stopped anyone from using the 702(17) “about query” option, and went to the extraordinary step of blocking all FBI contractor access to the database on April 18, 2016 (keep these dates in mind).

Here are some significant segments:

The key takeaway from these first paragraphs is how the search query results were exported from the NSA database to users who were not authorized to see the material. The FBI contractors were conducting searches and then removing, or ‘exporting’, the results. Later on, the FBI said all of the exported material was deleted.

Searching the highly classified NSA database is essentially a function of filling out search boxes to identify the user-initiated search parameter and get a return on the search result.

FISA-702(16) is a search of the system returning a U.S. person (“702”); and the “16” is a check box to initiate a search based on “To and From“. Example, if you put in a date and a phone number and check “16” as the search parameter the user will get the returns on everything “To and From” that identified phone number for the specific date. Calls, texts, contacts etc. Including results for the inbound and outbound contacts.

FISA-702(17) is a search of the system returning a U.S. person (702); and the “17” is a check box to initiate a search based on everything “About” the search qualifier. Example, if you put a date and a phone number and check “17” as the search parameter the user will get the returns of everything about that phone. Calls, texts, contacts, geolocation (or gps results), account information, user, service provider etc. As a result, 702(17) can actually be used to locate where the phone (and user) was located on a specific date or sequentially over a specific period of time which is simply a matter of changing the date parameters.

And that’s just from a phone number.

Search an ip address “about” and read all data into that server; put in an email address and gain everything about that account. Or use the electronic address of a GPS enabled vehicle (about) and you can withdraw more electronic data and monitor in real time. Search a credit card number and get everything about the account including what was purchased, where, when, etc. Search a bank account number, get everything about transactions and electronic records etc. Just about anything and everything can be electronically searched; everything has an electronic ‘identifier’.

The search parameter is only limited by the originating field filled out. Names, places, numbers, addresses, etc. By using the “About” parameter there may be thousands or millions of returns. Imagine if you put “@realdonaldtrump” into the search parameter? You could extract all following accounts who interacted on Twitter, or Facebook etc. You are only limited by your imagination and the scale of the electronic connectivity.

As you can see below, on March 9th, 2016, internal auditors noted the FBI was sharing “raw FISA information, including but not limited to Section 702-acquired information”.

In plain English the raw search returns were being shared with unknown entities without any attempt to “minimize” or redact the results. The person(s) attached to the results were named and obvious. There was no effort to hide their identity or protect their 4th amendment rights of privacy:

But what’s the scale here? This is where the story really lies.

Read this next excerpt carefully.

The operators were searching “U.S Persons”. The review of November 1, 2015, to May 1, 2016, showed “eighty-five percent of those queries” were unlawful or “non compliant”.

85% !! “representing [redacted number]”.

We can tell from the space of the redaction the number of searches were between 1,000 and 9,999 [five digits]. If we take the middle number of 5,000 – that means 4,250 unlawful searches out of 5,000.

The [five digit] amount (more than 1,000, less than 10,000), and 85% error rate, was captured in a six month period, November 2015 to April 2016.

Also notice this very important quote: “many of these non-compliant queries involved the use of the same identifiers over different date ranges.” This tells us the system users  were searching the same phone number, email address, electronic “identifier”, or people, repeatedly over different dates.

Specific people were being tracked/monitored.

Additionally, notice the last quote: “while the government reports it is unable to provide a reliable estimate of” these non lawful searches “since 2012, there is no apparent reason to believe the November 2015 [to] April 2016 coincided with an unusually high error rate”.

That means the 85% unlawful FISA-702(16)(17) database abuse has likely been happening since 2012.

2012 is an important date in this database abuse because a network of specific interests is assembled that also shows up in 2016/2017:

  • Who was 2012 FBI Director? Robert Mueller, who was selected by the FBI group to become special prosecutor in 2017.
  • Who was Mueller’ chief-of-staff? Aaron Zebley, who became one of the lead lawyers on the Mueller special counsel.
  • Who was 2012 CIA Director?  John Brennan (remember the ouster of Gen Petraeus)
  • Who was ODNI? James Clapper.
  • Remember, the NSA is inside the Pentagon (Defense Dept) command structure. Who was Defense Secretary?  Ash Carter
  • Who wanted NSA Director Mike Rogers fired?  Brennan, Clapper and Carter.
  • And finally, who wrote and signed-off-on the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment and then lied about the use of the Steele Dossier?  John Brennan, James Clapper

Tens of thousands of searches over four years (since 2012), and 85% of them are illegal. The results were extracted for?…. (I believe this is all political opposition use; and I’ll explain why momentarily.)

OK, that’s the stunning scale; but who was involved?

Private contractors with access to “raw FISA information that went well beyond what was necessary to respond to FBI’s requests“:

And as noted, the contractor access was finally halted on April 18th, 2016.

[Coincidentally (or not), the wife of Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson, Mary Jacoby, goes to the White House the next day on April 19th, 2016.]

None of this is conspiracy theory.

All of this is laid out inside this 99-page opinion from FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer who also noted that none of this FISA abuse was accidental in a footnote on page 87: “deliberate decisionmaking“:

This specific footnote, if declassified, would be key. Note the phrase: “([redacted] access to FBI systems was the subject of an interagency memorandum of understanding entered into [redacted])”, this sentence has the potential to expose an internal decision; withheld from congress and the FISA court by the Obama administration; that outlines a process for access and distribution of surveillance data.

Note: “no notice of this practice was given to the FISC until 2016“, that is important.

Summary of this aspect: The FISA court identified and quantified tens-of-thousands of search queries of the NSA/FBI database using the FISA-702(16)(17) system. The database was repeatedly used by persons with contractor access who unlawfully searched and extracted the raw results without redacting the information and shared it with an unknown number of entities.

The outlined process certainly points toward a political spying and surveillance operation; and we are not the only one to think that’s what this system is being used for.

Back in 2017 when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was working to reauthorize the FISA legislation, Nunes wrote a letter to ODNI Dan Coats about this specific issue:

SIDEBAR: To solve the issue, well, actually attempt to ensure it never happened again, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers eventually took away the “About” query option permanently in 2017. NSA Director Rogers said the abuse was so inherent there was no way to stop it except to remove the process completely. [SEE HERE] Additionally, the NSA database operates as a function of the Pentagon, so the Trump administration went one step further. On his last day as NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers -together with ODNI Dan Coats- put U.S. cyber-command, the database steward, fully into the U.S. military as a full combatant command. [SEE HERE]  Unfortunately it didn’t work as shown by the 2018 FISC opinion rendered by FISC Judge James Boasberg [SEE HERE]

There is little doubt the FISA-702(16)(17) database system was used by Obama-era officials, from 2012 through April 2016, as a way to spy on their political opposition.

Quite simply there is no other intellectually honest explanation for the scale and volume of database abuse that was taking place; and keep in mind these searches were all ruled to be unlawful.  Searches for repeated persons over a period time that were not authorized.

When we reconcile what was taking place and who was involved, then the actions of the exact same principle participants take on a jaw-dropping amount of clarity.

All of the action taken by CIA Director Brennan, FBI Director Comey, ODNI Clapper and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter make sense. Including their effort to get NSA Director Mike Rogers fired.

Everything after March 9th, 2016, had a dual purpose:  (1) done to cover up the weaponization of the FISA database. [Explained Here] Spygate, Russia-Gate, the Steele Dossier, and even the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (drawn from the dossier and signed by the above) were needed to create a cover-story and protect themselves from discovery of this four year weaponization, political surveillance and unlawful spying. Even the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel makes sense; he was FBI Director when this began. (2) They needed to keep surveillance ongoing.

The beginning decision to use FISA(702) as a domestic surveillance and political spy mechanism appears to have started in/around 2012. Perhaps sometime shortly before the 2012 presidential election and before John Brennan left the White House and moved to CIA. However, there was an earlier version of data assembly that preceded this effort.

Political spying 1.0 was actually the weaponization of the IRS. This is where the term “Secret Research Project” originated as a description from the Obama team. It involved the U.S. Department of Justice under Eric Holder and the FBI under Robert Mueller. It never made sense why Eric Holder requested over 1 million tax records via CD ROM, until overlaying the timeline of the FISA abuse:

The IRS sent the FBI “21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The transaction occurred in October 2010 (link)

Why disks? Why send a stack of DISKS to the DOJ and FBI when there’s a pre-existing financial crimes unit within the IRS. All of the evidence within this sketchy operation came directly to the surface in early spring 2012.

The IRS scandal was never really about the IRS, it was always about the DOJ asking the IRS for the database of information. That is why it was transparently a conflict when the same DOJ was tasked with investigating the DOJ/IRS scandal. Additionally, Obama sent his chief-of-staff Jack Lew to become Treasury Secretary; effectively placing an ally to oversee/cover-up any issues. As Treasury Secretary Lew did just that.

Lesson Learned – It would appear the Obama administration learned a lesson from attempting to gather a large opposition research database operation inside a functioning organization large enough to have some good people that might blow the whistle.

The timeline reflects a few months after realizing the “Secret Research Project” was now worthless (June 2012), they focused more deliberately on a smaller network within the intelligence apparatus and began weaponizing the FBI/NSA database. If our hunch is correct, that is what will be visible in footnote #69:

How this all comes together in 2019

Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump. As shown in the evidence provided by the FISC, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The Obama administration already knew everything about the Trump campaign, and were monitoring everything by exploiting the FISA database.

However, after the NSA alerts in/around March 9th, 2016, and particularly after the April 18th shutdown of contractor access, the Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to create a legal albeit ex post facto justification for the pre-existing surveillance and spy operations. Fusion GPS gave them that justification in the Steele Dossier.

That’s why the FBI small group, which later transitioned into the Mueller team, were so strongly committed to and defending the formation of the Steele Dossier and its dubious content.

The Steele Dossier, an outcome of the Fusion contract, contains two purposes: (1) the cover-story and justification for the pre-existing surveillance operation (protect Obama); and (2) facilitate the FBI counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign (assist Clinton).

An insurance policy would be needed. The Steele Dossier becomes the investigative virus the FBI wanted inside the system. To get the virus into official status, they used the FISA application as the delivery method and injected it into Carter Page. The FBI already knew Carter Page; essentially Carter Page was irrelevant, what they needed was the FISA warrant and the Dossier in the system {Go Deep}.

Fusion GPS was not only hired to research Trump, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a plausible justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations.

Fusion-GPS gave them the justification they needed for a FISA warrant with the Steele Dossier. Ultimately that’s why the Steele Dossier is so important; without it, the DOJ and FBI would be naked with their FISA-702 abuse as outlined by John Ratcliffe.

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320 Responses to Obama Era Political Surveillance, and The Dual Purpose of Fusion GPS…

  1. Noj says:

    Sundance, the world will thank you when this is all over. You will not be just a footnote either.

    Liked by 31 people

  2. JohnCasper says:

    There are many self-evident truths that have now become obvious to the American people. Read from the point of view of the People talking to the political swamp in Washington D.C.: We don’t believe you.

    You are all dishonest crooks and horrible people who should never be trusted again.
    The intelligence community is the enemy of the people and must be dismantled if any American is to ever be truly free.
    We are not going to voluntarily hand over our guns. You may come try to take them by force, but we will shoot you if you try.
    We are withdrawing our consent. You are now a rogue enemy government that we finally recognize as the ENEMY.
    We are never going to vote for establishment candidates ever again.
    We will not live as slaves, suffering under your tyranny. We would rather die as Americans, defending our liberty and our republic.
    If we ever get the chance, we will arrest all of you and throw you in prison for as long as you live.
    We will no longer cooperate with your sham court system, your corrupt FBI and your lawless federal regulators. They are all fraudulent, criminal cartels that have no legitimate authority. You have lost the consent of “the governed.”

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-12-13-truths-that-we-the-people-have-spontaneously-come-to-realize.html

    To the above list I would add the Pentagon and their Endless Wars that they say are going well when that is just another Big Lie perpetrated on The People..

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    • Jederman says:

      “…horrible people who should never be trusted again”

      In the past, getting back into a state of grace (relatively speaking), now sometimes referred to as paying your debt to society, required contrition, penance, good works and an oath to turn things around.

      Not seeing that with these perps. Nope. They keep digging deeper. Circling the wagons.

      They are unconcerned about “trust” on a personal level. They believe they no longer NEED it. They are part of the machine, the system. They have an illusion of anonymity because they are swamp rats in the system. The System is their protection.

      There is no middle ground here, they’re all connected. If one is guilty, they’re all guilty. IF, a big IF, any are prosecuted they all should be prosecuted.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      When you’ve lost Middle Americans on the law enforcers at the top of the Fed chain, you’ve lost all and you MUST clean house, you MUST admit to the corruption. Barr, you’ll never have the average Joe and Jane believing in the DOJ or FBI unless sins are confessed, the guilty are charged, and we purge ourselves of the stench.

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    • Thank you John casper! Beautifully written. Where do we sign?

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    • CM-TX says:

      ^^THIS^^

      Also (from a Twilight Zone clip that was recently posted)…

      “Any STATE, any entity, any IDEOLOGY that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man– that STATE is OBSOLETE!”

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  3. Somebody's Gramma says:

    Thank you Sundance. You are perhaps the first person to put it into print: OBAMA surveillance. It’s a fact. May the truth come out in its entirety – come what may.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Does this tie in with one Eric Holder’s accusations this week. Did he have a premonition that Sundance was going to point out his corruption (and way more than a smidgeon)?
      I usually include Lerner in my list of those I want to see in jail. I so remember her arrogant, witchy attitude when the IRS scandal (yep, there’s another one Barack—but who’s counting?) broke. She acted as though she was as pure as the driven snow. True only for the snow she snorted up each nostril!!

      Sundance, you continue to amaze. Don’t know your degrees, jobs, but I’m betting a lot of people would love to include 10% of your resume on theirs!!

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  4. dawg says:

    Ive been thinking back to Edward Snowden more and more recently. Was he not the original “whistleblower”?

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    • individualright says:

      Snowden was CIA who was planted into NSA. Now why would the cabal CIA do that?

      Liked by 1 person

      • dawg says:

        Well I dont know if thats an accurate characterization of it. It seems he had become disillusioned with the CIA, did not like Panetta, and resigned from the agency in 2009. It was while he was an employee of Dell in 2012 that he was contracted by the NSA and he found all the documents detailing all the surveillance programs. Released them in 2013.

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        • individualright says:

          I don’t think you just ‘leave’ the CIA. Think about the current ‘whistleblower, Eric C.
          He came from CIA, was fired by WH adm and then rehired by CIA. Who does that?
          Hollywood made a movie about Snowde, too. Made him out to be a hero. They didn’t do that to Julian Assange. I wonder why.
          Snowden’s was sent to destroy NSA, after the CIA got all of its programs under the control of CIA. The CIA doesn’t like competition.

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          • Arthur Edwin Wissel says:

            Eric C hired by general mc somethimg, on WH staff

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          • destin326 says:

            The truth of the matter will never be unraveled, but the fact remains “once a spook always a spook.”

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          • anthonydog says:

            Once CIA …Always CIA…Keep in mind the CIA’s charter does not allow them to operate in the United States of America….The CIA’s charter allows for foreign surveillance only. It appears the CIA is at war with the American people.

            Brennan, Clapper and Obama, among others, created a Stasi style police state in the U.S.where they bypassed the U.C.Constitution and crushed the rule of law.

            Snowden was CIA. He was inserted into the NSA to in order to expose and destroy the NSA — in order to steal the keys to the kingdom.

            Brennan is a known supporter of communist Gus Hall for President. Understand that Brennan’s support for the Communist candidate Hall was just following the Vietnam War where 55,000 Americans died fighting the spread of Communism.

            Comey, “I used to be a Communist – I don’t know what I am now”

            Obama’s mentor…a known Soviet agent —Frank Marshall Davis, was designated by the FBI as an SD1 to be arrested should conflict develop with the USSR, per documents in the FBI Vault.

            Defector Rumanian KGB General I.M. Pacepa told in February of 2018 that “ he should know and he believes Obama is Kremlin Intel.”

            Globalism is Global Communism .. The Communists were directing the Obama Administration ship of state onto the rocks for America’s destruction.

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          • frances says:

            I think your view is the more realistic, do you seriously think he was able to “escape” to Russia traveling on his own passport if he wasn’t CIA?
            No, he was sent to Russia as a hoped-to-become double agent. Putin refused to have anything to do with him. And what about the documents he left behind that were so conveniently buried by the buyout of the Intercept? I agree with your premise; he was/is CIA and was a mole in the NSA. He wants to leave Russia for France by the way.

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        • dd_sc says:

          Snowden left DELL and went to work for NSA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.

          Booz Allen Hamilton is another one of these contractors that keeps popping up. current Acting ODNI Joseph Maguire also worked there.

          The intel community is rather incestuous.

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      • dd_sc says:

        Grease the skids and create a back channel for communications and leaks.

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    • Yy4u says:

      Dawg — Snowden would be dead now were he not in Russia. As Assange is going to be. Epsteined or MacDougaled is the question. For those who dont know, MacDougal had started cooperating with Ken Starr (Whitewater investigation) when he was transferred into solitary confinement whereupon he had a heart attack. You cant make up this stuff. No fiction editor would buy it

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      • Patience says:

        Breitbart died of a heart attack. No?

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        • rcogburn says:

          Age 43, collapsed right in front of his house. IIRC he’d recently threatened to release compromising video of Obama in college or something like that. Make if it what you will. ..

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        • anthonydog says:

          Of interest is Breitbart turned a “bizarre bight red” instead of the usual white as usually happens with a heart stack just hours before Breitbart was set to release a video of Obama on March 1st, that he told would be “bombshell.” As an aside, Cyanide poisoning turns a victim bright red.

          Michael Cormier, The medical technician, who worked for the medical examiner that performed Breitbart’s autopsy, oddly enough committed suicide with an excruciating poison – arsenic. We were told Cormier went to the hospital with serious stomach and chest pain. He was sent home. Two days later Cormier asked his wife to call an ambulance. While Cormier was in the hospital a call came in from an unidentied person, who has never been identified, suggesting that the hospital check Cormier for poison. Indeed, large amounts of arsenic were found in Cormier. No trace of arsenic was found in Cormier’s home. Arsenic is extremely difficult to come by. No suicide note was found in Cormier’s home. No family member admitted to calling the hospital telling of the arsenic. One assumes these variables raised questions about the medical technician committing suicide at all. Cormier as a medical technician would understand arsenic would cause a particularly painful death. Cormier died on the day the coroners office announced the cause of Andrew Breitbart’s death.

          Purportedly, Breitbart was collaborating with Red Team member Tom Clancy on a novel that would expose Obama. Clancy died about 6 months after Breitbart. They waited over five days to perform an autopsy on Clancy as well.

          One wonders how much Communist Comey, Communist Brennan, Mueller and Clapper knew about Breitbart and Clancy, ….Michael Hastings comes to mind as well.

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  5. Dim Osmab says:

    But nobody is investigating this abuse, Horowitz reviewed only their legal cover – Carter Page warrant which was created exactly fo this (legal cover) , and nobody investigated all of abuses, unmaskings.

    Also Nellie Ohr in her testimony said she recieved list of Manafort flights from FusionGPS. Is there legal way to get US persons flights, or is that evidence of database access?

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    • fanbeav says:

      Horowitz can only investigate FIB and DOJ. NSA and CIA are not in his purview

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      • dwpender says:

        How about an IC IG review of Spygate?

        Oh wait, the IC IG is Michael Atkinson! (Spygate participant while in DOJ-NSD).

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Fanbeav, IMO, that Horowitz’s inability to “investigate” a truncated organizational portion of the criminal Seep State points to the institutional inadequacy of IG oversight.

        As Horowitz’s FISA review is meant to create process to curb the excesses so noted, the initial and gigantic deficit is

        1) DoJ investigating DoJ and FBI. Some one entirely removed from the organizational environment is required. Tradition and friends and not wanting to upset current and future relationships all work against and hones appraisal of the malfeasance involved.

        2) The IG needs to be able to follow the activity to other IC agencies that participated as seamless and amalgamated components to cause the illegal spying. One force to ignore the role of John Brennan and cohorts can only poorly address the presenting circumstances.

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    • Beth says:

      Nellie Ohr authored the Steele manifesto. Ask any guy. It is women who fantasize about Golden Showers. A guy would never include that.

      Men favor Ménage á trois

      Then, the FBI 302 writers followed up & embellished more, likely STRZOK and Pientka

      Steele is a safe straw man and an unscathed foreign national who was paid well to lend his name.

      Horowitz knows this but lied by omission.

      He’d rather portray the FBI as Keystone Kops, which they always are…a day late & a dollar short.

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  6. individualright says:

    “The NSA compliance officer alerted Admiral Mike Rogers who then initiated a full compliance audit on/around March 9th, 2016, for the period of November 1st, 2015, through May 1st, 2016.”

    Who is the other Hero, besides Adm Rogers? The NSA compliance officer?

    Also this:
    “On his last day as NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers -together with ODNI Dan Coats- put U.S. cyber-command, the database steward, fully into the U.S. military as a full combatant command. [SEE HERE] Unfortunately it didn’t work as shown by the 2018 FISC opinion rendered by FISC Judge James Boasberg.”

    I wonder if Dan Coates is the reason it didn’t work.

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  7. Elric VIII says:

    A little voice in my head keeps telling me that Nellie Ohr, with her CIA background and subsequent employment by FusionGPS, is somehow a key to all of the “contractor” shenanigans.

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    • Southrider says:

      Nellie was probably on team Vlad.

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      • Mikgen says:

        Imagine what a security risk those “contractors” are/were!
        Taking part in an unlawful but IC sponsored data base mining operation. That would be gold for any foreign entity to get an agent into that operation.

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    • Eric Thedeplorable says:

      Carter page was confirmed as a CIA informant by Horowitz. He was planted in the Trump campaign to justify spying. The FBI knew he was a CIA asset and lied to the court about it. He was in on it, and it fits right in with the assesment laid out by Sundance.

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  8. scrap1ron says:

    Abort the Patriot Act and this secret FISA court. There are no safeguards or reforms that will keep bad actors from abusing the system.

    Liked by 8 people

    • JohnCasper says:

      Both he Patriot Act and this secret FISA court are knives at America’s back that can be thrust in at any time the abusers wish.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Beth says:

      Bank of America credit card co just sent me a fill-in the blank data collection letter to update my personal info.
      Said I’d REQUIRED BY THE PATRIOT ACT, that legislation that was shovel-ready the day after the WTC exploded….
      wonder how many will rsvp?

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  9. booger71 says:

    Don’t our so-called “foreign Intelligence Pardners” have full access to our NSA database too?

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  10. waddayaknow says:

    “More importantly, the assembly of government reports and public records now indicates a political exploitation of the NSA database, for weaponized intelligence surveillance of politicians, began mid 2012.”

    Interesting timing, considering John Roberts’s sudden flip flop — the Supreme Court Obamacare ruling was announced 6/28/2012.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Good catch! All expectations were that the Court would decide 5-4 AGAINST Obamacare and then the Chief Justice suddenly flipped and wrote his bizarre “tax/not a tax” defense…I know there was speculation regarding the illegal adoption of his children from Ireland but what other secrets might the NSA have discovered that would be very useful for any future decisions as well?

      I am really struggling with the idea that this man will be the Judge presiding over the Impeachment Trial in the Senate. I think he is clearly compromised and would love to see him admit everything and offer his official resignation to the President on the day the trial is supposed to start…could you imagine the fireworks?!

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  11. FofBW says:

    I sure hope that PT or his Chief of Staff reads CTH!

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    • mopar2016 says:

      I think that Judge Collyer and the other FISA judges knew about the corruption and didn’t really do anything about it. Her report didn’t seem matter.

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      • Judith says:

        FISA judges merely rubber stamped FIB’s fisa applications. The FIB, not the judge, was responsible for *verifying* the info they submitted.

        This lets the (empty suit) judges off the hook for the many abuses that occur. And the FIB fall back on their good *intentions* when called out for illegal spying activities.

        The so-called Patriot Act is a sham, and 9/11 was the false flag needed to implement it. Now, they are onto the next false flag to remove another Constitutional right: 2a.

        It seems the Globalists always have the ends in mind *before* they create the need for it.

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  12. susanphd says:

    Wow!!! So shocking!!! I can’t even imagine how this can be fixed. Disgraceful. And now the spies have infiltrated and weaponized the media to control the coverup.

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  13. Mike says:

    What’s infuriating is NSA KNOWS who what when and where the surveillance took place between 2010 to date.

    Under claim of national security our government ignores your 1st, 2nd, 4th amendment.

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    • Gerry says:

      Sedition-
      So if the NSA knows all, I certainly hope that the same tool can be used to demonstrate definitive proof, the names of the traitors and hold them accountable (string them up). That would same time and get to the TRUTH. I’m sure it will show calls to the AG Lynch, DOJ National Security head Carlin and ultimately OBama. Swift justice is the best justice.

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  14. freespeechfanatic says:

    The interesting thing is, this is not really complicated at all. Corruption is essentially always pretty simple to understand — it’s a matter of knowing what the corrupt-minded people want and what tools or means at their disposal can they corrupt to achieve it. The advantage of this elaborate and systemic corruption is in how many were involved and how they were all covering for each other. And because they were all like-minded ideologues infused with the same dementedly righteous objectives, no one person was needed to direct it as in a top-down command. It was a saturated, synergistic corruption.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Bingo. Barr communicates it perfectly. Jan 2017, Russia investigation implodes, everything should end. It didn’t. They sought 2 more FISA warrants.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Experience has shown this rule of thumb for corruption:

      When something that has always worked is suddenly
      broken, one of the causes can be incompetence. When
      the pattern is continual, repetitive, then the cause is most
      likely corruption.

      Increase the second sentence in orders of magnitude
      when the downwind result is acquired state or federal
      monies, or politically useful vast demographic switches
      in very short periods.

      In corruption, the end result is ALWAYS the desired
      outcome.

      In political corruption ( the leftist model), it’s vitally
      important that the end results can be disguised.

      The way the disguise happens in the leftist model is
      that anyone that happens to notice what is occurring
      is villified, marginalized, destroyed. That’s why everything
      is wrapped up in identity politics. Anyone that criticizes
      the end result is a bigot, homophobe, Xenophobe, climate
      denier, gun nut, women hater by opposing their “right to
      choose”…..

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  15. dwpender says:

    Great work Sundance, but please add a photo of Susan Rice into the photo compilation. She earned a spot!

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    • ann says:

      And Powers. Yates, SCOTUS Roberts,
      We have no idea how many participants, who worked essentially in a black box model, where personel do not have a full picture of the application of their work .

      The individuals I believe are most critical to be held accountable are the LE authorities whovconstitutionally had/have the power to stop, clean out, daylight & begin to make the structural & legal changes required to ensure we are protected from another regime whose goal is totaliartian control.

      Its not a matter of party loyalty. To my great disgust Democrats willfully ignore the reality and orderly institutionalists collaborate by just nipping around the fringes.

      We must wrestle with this as a society, as we did with nuclear war, this will clarify the muddy waters in which bad things are dwelling. .

      IMO, which my father, who understood at the outset the power of these systems, warned me, is that the capability should not be be excised,totally.

      Rather , the risk of error & exploitation is statistically predictable.

      Trust won’t do. The surveilllance apparatus, including DARPA offshoots, must be managed as tightly as our nuclear weapons specialists, competencies and various deployment systems.

      Pandora’s box is open, a root & branch excision stifles complex competencies developed by close teams in ongoing R& D which have cross applications beyond just snooping about.
      Moreover, that dulls down our scientists and engineers, an intellectual & technological unilateral disarmament. To deny it pushes it underground.

      Handling this menace by instituting a parallel to the tight procedures & safeguards in place for hydrogen bomb deployments was, as far as I know, my father’s considered conclusion.

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  16. Yy4u says:

    Sundance et al… somebody please explain to me how they got a FISA warrant on Carter Page IF it was Papadop’s alleged conversation with Downer that raised the issue. Why not on Papadop? Where is Page ever mentioned in any of this.

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    • Dim Osmab says:

      Read IG report,

      After PapaD tip, they took 2 existing investigations (Page and Manafort) and added PapaD and Flynn , they claim all 4 people had contacts with Russia.

      Carter Page went to Russia and had contacts with Russians so they decided to go after him.

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      • Dim Osmab says:

        It all sounds pretty lame, but thats whats written in Report.

        I’m reading now part where Baker (fbi top lawyer) explains why he made decision not to brief Trump campaign.

        And his explanaition is – !!! again PapaD tip !!!

        So they took this second hand rumor (From mifsud to papad to downer) as hard evidence that all campaign is compromised.

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          The situation was so dangerous that normal procedures dared not be followed.

          Or:

          All they needed was a hint of a smidgen of a penumbra of an excuse to get the Six Ways from Sunday operation against Orange Man Bad going. Because he so Bad.

          Same MO as the current Impeachment fiasco. Ciamarella’s ‘concerns’ were great enough that he had to bypass all normal channels to get his information detailing the operation of the Titanic Trump Conspiracy to the only man he knew who had the will and lack of scruples to bring Orange Man Down.

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        • Yy4u says:

          Thanks Dim…still makes no sense they could get away with it without FISA court being in on it. Investigating Flynn and Manafort? How? Was surveillance involved on Manafort and Flynn? If so, didnt they need warrants? If so who issued the warrants? FISA? Or was it all gumshoe work? So many questions. I hate being thick but it makes NO logical sense to me. If Papadop’s gossip (and he says he doesnt recall telling Downer in his book) was used to surveil Trumps campaign why no warrant on Papadop? Seems to me only an idiot would believe the scenario we are being asked to swallow. What am I missing? Our FISA judges cant be THAT dumb. They had to figure out what was going on. “Hey your honor, a FFG just told me George Paodopoulis said the Russians have Hilarys email so I need a warrant on Carter Page”? They bought that? No way, Jose!

          On another point — this might make sense uf you see the new Eastwood movie “Richard Jewell” which we saw last night. A must see. Best movie I have seen in years. It shows the FBI and media were corrupt as far back as 1996…councidentally (snark) end of Clinton’s first term. It is a diffucult movie to watch…watching the media and FBI destroy a somewhat limited and naive American man’s life along with that of his mother. The corruption and arrogance of media and FBI sickening. They would have executed him in a heartbeat even though he didnt commit the crime. They simply didnt care. Same thing on a different level they did to Flynn, Stone, Manafort and Papadop. Bastards!

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          • Sonia says:

            Carter page was on the FBI team and a willing participant. The FISA warrant on him was sufficient to get to Trump and Flynn. Carter set up the suspicious Russia contacts before joining the Trump team so he could be described as a suspected Russian agent in the FISA applications. He was nothing of the sort. He was a paid CIA spy inserted into the Trump campaign. The FBI was able to deny he was one of theirs.

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    • Hans says:

      Page had repeated contacts over the years with Russians. He worked part time for the CIA. The deep state needed someone higher up in the Trump Campaign then Papd as a reason to get a FISA Warrant.

      Plan b goes into effect..
      Stephen Halpren (US intelegence Mole) sets up a multi national conference in London. Page was invited to the conference. He said hello to a high level Russian dignitary and the FBI used that information on their application stating he might be a spy for the Russians. That and the Fake Dossier were submitted to obtain the FISA Warant that with two jumps allows the spying on PDT.

      There was a US gov employee in the finance office that noted a $400,000 dollar payment to Halpren in 2016. That hidden payment was for services rendered by Halpren to the deep state. The employee thought it strange to pay a professor in London that large amount of money and told his superiors… HE WAS FIRED.

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  17. Baby El says:

    85% of some number; being between 1000 and 9999 were illegal searches.

    And yet to date, not one person is known to have been charged.

    Recently, Rudy Giuliani’s broken window policy was discussed here. I think the same principle applies. If you let them get away with the small stuff (as if this was!!!), they’ll just keep getting more brazen.

    As someone else eluded to here, If justice is playing the long game, its the longest I’ve ever seen.

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  18. TheLastDemocrat says:

    A lot is known about the IRS – Tea Party debacle. Sekulow brought about sunlight to this, and the IRS admitted that they deliberately hassled applicants for 501(c)4 organizations, ie political organizations.

    [Getting 501c4 status basically serving as their form of “incorporation” for fund-raising and other organized political activity. We are more familiar with “501(c)3,” a non-profit that is not being created for political purposes. When you give to a 501c3, it is a tax-deductible contribution as it is a donation to a non-profit, so no tax involved; if the group wants to be non-profit, like “Main Street Democrats,” or “Springfield Tea Party,” you can be non-profit, but you are in a category where contributions are not “tax-deductible.”]

    So, we know IRS targeted Tea Party applications specifically. But we do not yet really know how else IRS info was being illegally used by Holder and other partisan political operatives. IRS may have decided to finally admit to the Tea Party abuses so that the pressure and scrutiny would be off.

    This is part of the threat of Trump. Once we can uncork the cork – once we can stop / halt the Muh Russia / Collusion / Impeach Train, and get genuine investigators in place, we can then go discover what all was going on.

    So, I wonder what else was being done with IRS data – that we have yet to learn?

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  19. Not A Democrat says:

    There’s a petition at change.org to change the name of the FBI building to “The Richard Jewell” building,so every day everyone at the FBI will remember that we know what they are. There ought to be one to change Justice Central to “The William Barr” building, as a permanent reminder to those folks too.

    Sign the petition, if you will, and maybe start one for the Barr building.

    Maybe ought to be for our Trade team, too.

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  20. Not A Democrat says:

    Forgot the link to the Richard Jewell petition. It’s here: http://chng.it/69qBJPgW

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  21. EggsX1 says:

    I salute Admiral Rogers for his attempt to stop the political spying. I wonder what his thoughts are now after the Boasberg opinion, and IG FISA report. End FISA?

    In a normal industry, there would be a ‘hack’ team, whose job is to find weaknesses in the system – finding how it could be gamed, manipulated, broken. Does anybody have confidence the government could or would do this? And would they correct issues when found?

    The political spying in FISA is a feature not a bug.

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  22. k4jjj says:

    If we the people cannot stop these unconstitutional violations of our rights, we will have to take it into our own hands to take down the ENTIRE federal government and start over. As Thomas Jefferson correctly stated, government belongs to the people being governed….PERIOD.

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  23. Zabadak says:

    My biggest issue with what Rep Ratcliffe had to say in the above video concerning the FISC: according to Collyer, they knew 85% of the searches were ILLEGAL so why would they not EVEN question these f’ing liars instead of just RUBBER STAMPING EVERYTHING THAT WAS PUT IN FRONT OF THEM? Tar and feather them all. They are all complicit. Pull the plug on them and their freakin’ court. Disgusting and disgraceful. Betrayal everywhere.

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  24. Richard Whitney says:

    Here is some interesting research on the players:
    https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/tag/nellie-ohr/#content

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  25. Jederman says:

    Because obama came from nowhere, with no portfolio, a hidden paper trail and a bag full of etherial, abstract bs, many (almost all) of us were suspicious.

    So it’s back to the same old obama question: evil genius and natural born leader or evil empty suit.

    I’m going for option two. An errand boy, a front man there to read the teleprompter, sign documents and enjoy the free food, travel etc etc.

    He wasn’t in the WH because he’s a genus, work-a-holic or leader of men/women. IMO he was the real insurance policy. If they made sure he was in the loop, briefed, signed off on or agreed to ANYTHING they could always say …obama approved it… .

    So, if they go after the doers all they have to say is obama knew and it was (in their minds) checkmate, cause we can’t go after the first black prezzy, you know race riots and all, the black vote, kkk etc on and on.

    So who was obama’s handler? Was said handler an American?

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    • individualright says:

      “So it’s back to the same old obama question: evil genius and natural born leader or evil empty suit.”

      he is both, imho. evil and stupid

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Saudi Prince Al-Waleed was his ticket to Harvard, so…

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      • Publius2016 says:

        Obama is third generation spook…Grandmother is verified and mother looks like traditional honeypot…who gets passports to Afghanistan and Pakistan for spring break???

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    • Richard Whitney says:

      He was the editor of the Harvard Law Review. At a school with big egos, Harvard Law students have the biggest egos. And those good enough to make the Law Review have even bigger egos. The ego for the editor is unmeasurable.
      The editor would be prominent at the Law Review. Not so Hussein. He never published, didn’t even co-publish.
      Federal judges/SC judges rely a lot on their clerks. They recruit them from the best schools. Hussein was not offered a clerkship anywhere. He was the first HLR editor ever to not be offered a clerkship. The faculty knew he was an empty suit, even if they couldn’t say it out loud.
      Usually, the Federal judge will contact a faculty member friend for a recommendation. Here is how that call probably went back then:
      Federal judge: Hey, Harvard professor! I am looking for a new clerk. How ‘about that HLR editor? What do you say?
      Harvard Law Professor: How ’bout those Red Sox?
      Federal judge: Thanks so much!
      The faculty at the University of Chicago is famous for the robust discussions, even at the lunch table. Hussein, in his short stint as adjunct (think substitute teacher) there, had no interaction with the faculty and was not retained after his short uneventful stint.
      He was appointed to the Illinois state senate and cast 96 ‘present’ votes. Again, he left no footprints in the sand. Completely unaccomplished.
      And you were actually wondering if he was an evil genius? What in his past suggested genius?

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      • frances says:

        And there is absolutely no one who recalls ever seeing him at Columbia….

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      • anthonydog says:

        No Obama was not the editor of the Harvard Law Review

        Obama was the “president of the Harvard Law Review”….there is an enormous difference. One (editor) writes their way on through grades and competition…the other (President) was a newly created position voted on as a student popularity contest position…which in O’s case was suspect as the ACLU just at that point in time sued Harvard Law for never having a black editor of the Law review.

        Just as Obama was never a “Professor of Law” at the Univeristy of Chicago School of Law. Obama was a Junior Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer upon his election to the Illinois State Senate. He never taught “Constitutional Law” …his students told he often spoke of Alinsky.

        Obama you were told was a “community organizer” …Obama was a Communist Organizer …as his mentor Frank Marshall was a Soviet Agent put on the FBI’s Security Index designated a top threat as an S1 to be arrested were there conflict with Russia.

        Romanian defector and KGB General I.M. Pacepa told in February 2018 that” he should know” and he believed Obama was “Kremlin Intelligence” …Interesting times we live in…

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  26. Publius2016 says:

    Yes this all FISA but Counter Intelligence involves so much more!

    21st Century Surveillance is infrared and Digital Cameras…45 called Obama SICK/BAD because it was more than just phone records but real time intimate personal and family moments!

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  27. Kent Neal says:

    http://andmagazine.com/talk/2019/12/11/the-hidden-hand/
    Very good summarization of the coup here.

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  28. Publius2016 says:

    Remember how Mitt ROARED in debate 1 and then disappeared in 45’s words???

    Way more people on Mitt’s campaign had foreign lobbying connections to leverage into MOLEs…

    One thing about Corey, he is all American!

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  29. Zephyrbreeze says:

    “The FBI contractors were conducting searches and then removing, or ‘exporting’, the results. Later on, the FBI said all of the exported material was deleted.”

    Deleted from where? From the database? Or from the FBI files?

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  30. johnnyfandango says:

    Sun-dances with Documents. Brilliant analysis. Terrific work deconstructing the timelines and interconnected events. I will read several times to process this article. It is difficult to keep up but this author and site is invaluable for getting to the facts and cutting out all the BS. There has to be a total reckoning towards the truth. We know the left are frauds but if it means there is duplicity on the right, so be it. The plunder and graft of our representatives has to concluded.

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  31. Road Runner says:

    Sundance, FISC Collyer’s report is what I REALLY want to see declassified… This spying operation is what has been driving all the get Trump/Russia Gate/Ukraine/Impeachment BS…

    DJT was/is feared by the deep state because he is the only one that would have the audacity to expose it all…. The corrupt media and the lemming like, dimwitted democrats are simply useful idiots to hide the real threat to our Republic…

    I agree with your determinations that Obama has weaponized the IC and MUST be exposed… INHO opinion I think Obama’s games began as soon as he took office in January 2009… Especially once his first attempt via Lois Lerner/IRS scheme was transferred to FBI, via the CDs of records… Now it is clear why Muller was the obvious choice for SC… He is neck deep in all of it from its inception…

    One last thought, domestic spying on US Citizens is not new… However I would like to see the disinfectant of sunlight shone on this crap going back at least to 1996… Does FileGate and Craig Livingstone ring a bell with any of you?

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  32. MelH says:

    I wonder if Sundance would be willing to accept exposure, given the risks involved.

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  33. Bogeyfree says:

    So if we can only have one document declassified would it be Footnote 69?

    If yes might I suggest 10,000 letters be sent to PT explaining the transparency importance of footnote 69 being declassified and unredacted and shared with the American people to prove that this whole Get Trump scheme was to hide their much earlier illegal spying operation on Americans.

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  34. Paul Cohen says:

    …and vile Senate RINOs blocked the appointment of Ratcliffe to be DNI !!!!!

    The Deep State is both wide and deep, incorporating much of Congress and Congressional staffs.

    One reason I don’t view a potential Senate impeachment trial with equanimity…. I can imagine a couple of dozen RINO Senators being convinced rather easily in backdoor meetings to betray POTUS Trump, MAGA, and real Americans.

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  35. Bob, Esq. says:

    The block quotes didn’t work:

    And thus, Nellie Ohr approaches Glenn Simpson for a “job;” making Fusion GPS tantamount to domestic CIA carrying out an op against the United States? Is that why John Brennan is obsessed with the word “treason?”

    From: “Intriguing Implication Within Nellie Ohr Testimony: Nellie Ohr Approached Glenn Simpson for a Job in Sept 2015?…, Posted on March 13, 2019 by sundance
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/03/13/intriguing-implication-within-nellie-ohr-testimony-nellie-ohr-approached-glenn-simpson-for-a-job-in-sept-2015/

    Our research has always indicated that Nellie’s work product was transmitted to Christopher Steele as part of an intelligence laundry process. Chris Steele laundered Nellie’s information, provided second verification where possible, formatted into an official intelligence file, and returned that file—now named the Steele Dossier—to the FBI.

    However, if it becomes verified that it was CIA contracted (former or current) Nellie Ohr who approached Simpson, then it becomes possible, perhaps likely, the intelligence information (seeds carried by Nellie), originated from the CIA.

    Nellie Ohr petitioning Glenn Simpson for a job would be an explosive change in the dynamic. However, it could further explain some other unusual side-issues including why Nellie suddenly started using a HAM radio.

    First, this revelation would imply that an inside government effort from the CIA was likely the origination of material that Nellie would “discover” while working for Fusion. Under this possibility the laundry process would have two washes.

    The first wash was from some unknown CIA intelligence sources to Nellie Ohr…. The second wash was from Nellie Ohr to Christopher Steele (the second wash we always knew).

    If Nellie Ohr sought out Glenn Simpson for the job in 2015, not vice-versa, then it would appear a sting operation from within the CIA (John Brennan) was underway and long planned.

    This set-up and design would align with what we already know about the CIA using foreign intelligence assets (Five Eyes etc.) overseas to run against loosely connected Trump campaign people to dirty them up and give the impression needed to initiate the FBI counterintelligence operation known as “Operation Crossfire Hurricane” in July 2016.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Remember Ohrs were Nexus of FBI and CIA…no real backstory for either ZERO HOUR…both look like third generation Generation Globalists…cover of being married so their communications are privileged spousal testimony…z

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      • Bob, Esq. says:

        The one place in Simpson’s testimonies where he was taken aback by the question was when he was asked about meeting Bruce Ohr. He told two different stories and nobody noticed.

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    • Bob, Esq. says:

      So prior to approaching Glenn Simpson for a “job” at Fusion GPS, Nellie worked as a contractor at Open Source Works—the CIA’s in-house open source analysis center.

      Between 2000 and 2008, Nellie did contract intelligence work with Mitre Corporation; same company where Stefan Halper was working.

      And what a coincidence, CIA Director Brennan also happened to be convening his interagency working group [a.k.a. “fusion center”] over at Langley during that same summer. Small world!

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  36. Bogeyfree says:

    Don Jr,

    For your Father’s sake, please contact Sundance and get him a 1 hour meeting with PT.

    There is NO ONE who knows and understands all the details and documents like Sundance.

    Footnote 69 MUST be declassified and unredacted for all Americans to see.

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  37. Michael Hennessy says:

    Republicans controlled the house 2011-2017. They’ve controlled the Senate since 2015.

    Foxes are only successful when nobodies guarding the hen house!

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  38. NJF says:

    This is a good refresher of events.

    I remember at one point POTUS said “we might not be able to let it all out”. Or something to that effect. The scale is mind blowing.

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  39. Countrywatch says:

    Outstanding analysis, Sundance, and it must represent hours and hours of work. Hugely appreciated. Thank you.

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  40. starfcker says:

    So. All Bill Barr has had to do this whole time is type in @Hillary Clinton and all the missing emails magically appear? Or Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s phone numbers, and all the missing texts Mueller destroyed pop right up?

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  41. StanH says:

    But they are “public servants.” They are there for the benefit of the country. The Patriot Act is for our protection. /s

    When I heard the term Patriot Act I knew all one needed was a corrupt administration, didn’t have to wait long. So comes The Mistake of 08 his Royal Highness Barry the Benevolent the Alinskyite Disciple Extraordinaire. With that creep rules are for the other people. Lie, cheat and steal was his mantra, the ends justify the means, anything goes because the USA is evil.

    Then move on to the queen of crime Hitlery quote: Clinton said, ‘If that f_cking bastard wins, we all hang from nooses! Lauer’s finished, and if I lose, it’s all on your heads for screwing this up.’ Her dozen or more aides were visibly disturbed and tried to calm her down when she started shaking uncontrollably as she screamed to get an executive at Comcast …

    What were they willing to do? She was supposed to win.

    Great overview Sundance. This cancer must be extracted. Wow!

    The good news. We have the right man at the right spot at the right time, our Great American President Donald J Trump! Thank you Lord!!!!

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  42. TK says:

    Thank you Sundance ! For giving patriots a clear target. TK

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  43. TwoLaine says:

    Bongino had a bit to say about this same topic on his show yesterday. He found a footnote nugget in the IG Report that blows the premise of the entire report.

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  44. Gary Hunt says:

    Will continue to say: A large number of GOP House retirements in last several years are a direct result of data base abuse.

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  45. Greg1 says:

    Never forget Obama’s “SHUT UP MAXINE!” moment:

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    • wtd says:

      Sundance wrote:

      “More importantly, the assembly of government reports and public records now indicates a political exploitation of the NSA database, for weaponized intelligence surveillance of politicians, began mid 2012.

      Your youtube video link states in the description:

      “…in 2012 Maxine Waters discussed the Database that Obama had built and preserved for future democrat election use.

      If that’s not an explicit statement of criminal intent, I don’t know what is.

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      • Greg1 says:

        I agree completely. When I listened to her on the video to refresh my memory I immediately picked up on the 2012 date, which you pointed out, Sundance stated.

        These people enjoy being “Big Brother”. And they feel entitled to it.

        These people, the modern democrats, are the communists George Orwell warned us about in the book “1984”.

        I can only imagine that today’s kids are told to read “1984” and celebrate the coming of communism.

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        • littleanniefannie says:

          And that’s why Mad Max has been running around screaming “Peach 45” since his election. She let the cat out of the bag and we know it.

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  46. TwoLaine says:

    AND PapaD agrees with Sundance. This is him with Gregg Jarrett last night who hosted Trish Regan Primetime on FBN.

    Get it while you can.

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  47. Perot Conservative says:

    The FBI said the extrapolated data was destroyed. Right. s/ Crowdstrike, FusionGPS, & outside contractors willingly destroyed valuable intell, wiped their hard drives, and self flaggelated (sp?) – just bc they’re so darn honest.

    1. Don’t forget Sundance’s previous educated hunch – that this mass scale intell operation produced information that was sold. Big $$$.

    2. Question is, to who?

    Pick Your Battles

    3. How many demons do Barr & Durham pursue? So many of these criminal acts tie back to Clapper & Brennan … and now we see why Mueller was selected, he was another ringleader.

    4. Good or bad, this points back to Obama. This is pouring nuclear fusion material on top of TNT. This could literally be Civil War. Can the ringleaders be indicted & Obama be given a pass?

    5. No doubt consigliere Valerie Jarrett in on this.

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    • lizajmoon says:

      did Valerie move to the island mansion too?

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    • frances says:

      And perhaps the Clinton Foundation was the chosen vehicle by which this intelligence and so much other govt intel was sold/laundered? Which would explain why her unsecured server got and still gets a pass from every intel agency in Govt??
      They are ALL in on it, every blessed one of them in DC, either because they are personally profiting from it or because they know of it and are waiting their turn at the trough.

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  48. Eric says:

    I think the names of everyone illegally spied on should be released. They can then sue all and sundry.

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  49. OldParatrooper says:

    I think there were three reasons that the DNC/Hillary Campaign directed Fusion to hire Orbis.

    First and foremost, they needed to reopen a window into the Trump Campaign to replace the closed 702 window (thanks to Adm Rogers). A key but not fully explored factor is the unsuccessful June application to the FISA Court for a warrant on Page (and probably others). The Steele Dossier was key to obtaining the FISA warrant, and re-opening the political espionage window.

    Second, they needed justification for the previous spying, but only if the Deep State couldn’t keep investigators from pursuing the 702 abuses, which they have done a pretty good job of doing.

    And third, while the 702 information and the potential information from a FISA warrant would be useful in understanding the Trump Campaign (and later Administration’s) political plans, neither were particularly useful in public, since that would bring the spotlight onto the abuses. So they needed something unclassified that they could leak to their allies in the press. The Steele Dossier was perfect for his purpose, but eventually its weaknesses were sufficient to cause investigation into the origins and past abuses. So a short term gain (three years) that hopefully will be followed by many years of Grand Juries, trials and convictions.

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  50. Bogeyfree says:

    Dear Mr. President,

    What you have accomplished for the American people these past 3 years in spite of the non stop attacks and the coup led by the Deep State against you and your administration is truly, truly incredible.

    Over a year and a half ago you told the American people you were going to declassify and unredact everything so the American people could have clear documented transparency of this assault on you and your Presidency.

    We understand why you have delegated this declassification authority to AG Barr but we ask that you read this thread by Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse as he is the foremost expert on this coup, the players, the events and the documents.

    As you know, one of the reasons for this coup against you was to distract and hide all the prior illegal spying conducted on Americans during the periods 2012-2016.

    This thread along with the Collyer Report is a must read and your MAGA supporters ask that you declassify footnote 69 in the Collyer report.

    This sentence has the potential to expose an internal decision; withheld from congress and the FISA court, that outlines a process for access and distribution of surveillance data of Americans and the American people deserve to see these words unredacted.

    Mr. President it is time.

    Please consider declassifying this key document.

    Thank you for all you have done for Americans and this great country.

    MAGA

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