John Ratcliffe Explains Why Corrupt Senators on SSCI Would Never Allow His Nomination – And Why a Senate Impeachment Trial is A Risk…

Representative John Ratcliffe is one of only three republican members of congress [the only one remaining (Gowdy, Goodlate gone)] who has seen all of the classified material evidence behind the FISA application and the intelligence abuses in 2016.

In this interview Ratcliffe outlines the scale and scope of the abuses as well as what they mean in the context of corrupt and illegal DOJ and FBI activity. WATCH:


The takeaway from this interview with Bartiromo is exactly why senators who participated with the intelligence operation to remove and eliminate President Trump blocked Ratcliffe’s nomination to the position of Director of National Intelligence.

The SSCI controls who is allowed to be CIA Director, NSA Director and Director of National Intelligence.  The nominees must pass through this committee.  Senator Burr and Senator Warner are the Chairman and Vice-Chair respectively.  Both blocked Ratcliffe.

The SSCI is compromised.  One example of their compromise was how they worked with SSCI Security Director James Wolfe to leak the Carter Page FISA application to the media.  Other examples include how Vice-Chairman Warner was communicating covertly with Christopher Steele and back-channeling information to Robert Mueller. There are dozens more specific examples if you use the “search function” on this website.

Keywords: “SSCI” and “Warner” and “Burr

Because of their direct role in confirming the officials who would have access to the evidence of their compromise, the SSCI can block anyone who would be a risk to them.

President Trump nominated John Ratcliffe for the position of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).  Senator Burr informed the White House that nominee does not align with their interests.  President Trump withdrew the nomination.

The intelligence apparatus is a key part of the rogue administrative state that operates in direct alignment with a rogue state department and politicians who use their influence to gain material wealth from sales of policy.  It is a synergy of DC interests.

In the larger context this reality also explains why Lt. General Michael Flynn had to be eliminated with extreme prejudice from National Security Advisor to President Trump.  In 2017 Michael Flynn represented the same type of threat to the SSCI that John Ratcliffe represents in 2019….

The office of the presidency cannot overcome that institutional power dynamic; the only thing President Trump can do it attempt to work around them.

♦ Ipso Facto:  If you accept the intellectual honesty behind the process issues above; and if you accept how the SSCI will only permit nominees that are not a risk to their interests; then it becomes of greater importance to consider who they *did* permit:

√ CIA Director Gina Haspel was not a threat to the corrupt state.

√ CIA Director Mike Pompeo was not a threat to the corrupt state.

√ ODNI Dan Coats was not a threat to the corrupt state.

√ NSA Director Paul M Nakasone is not a threat to the corrupt state.

Using a process of elimination, my evolving contention is now that State Dept. Secretary Mike Pompeo is handling President Trump by giving him advice that keeps the United States President oblivious to the danger around him.

Secretary Pompeo will allow President Trump to work on his economic agenda and will not attempt to interfere because that would expose Pompeo to getting fired.

There is also a massive overlay of corrupt political enterprise, that’s where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is controlling the valves.

Similarly it now appears AG Bill Barr was recommended by those within the intelligence apparatus (who control the administrative state) to have some control over the outcomes.

With no demonstrable action to highlight any other intention, Bill Barr is now positioned as the corruption monitor with an agenda to mitigate any damage to the institutions.

AG Bill Barr talks a good game with the purpose of keeping President Trump’s supporters from recognizing the real threat his presence represents.   The only action Barr will ever take is when there is overwhelming, incontrovertible, evidence that breaks through to the public spotlight by independent exposure.  Otherwise the objective is to hide the rot and protect the institutions.

On all issues of the domestic and foreign intelligence apparatus: FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSA, ODNI, Dept of State, etc the office of the presidency is being managed.

Feel free to dispute that assertion; however, dispute with demonstrable facts to back up a counter argument -not trusty planning- try to keep the outlook grounded in provable facts.

An example of fact:  Senator Burr was confident a month ago


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556 Responses to John Ratcliffe Explains Why Corrupt Senators on SSCI Would Never Allow His Nomination – And Why a Senate Impeachment Trial is A Risk…

  1. Mike says:

    Wheels of the Gods grind slowly but they do grind finely.

    Victor Hanson


    • Mo says:

      Of course a senate trial is a risk, so is trying to save the United States from managed decline by giving up a retirement of wealth and leisure. We all want accountability for the treason committed in 2016 i get it.The nepotism, criminality, and rot inside the FBI, CIA, State Dept, was left to grow since at least Eisenhowers fairwell speech. It’s not going away over night. The President and we the people have enough enemies as it is. Mike Pompeo is not one of them. FUBAR WTF over


  2. Michael Kunz says:

    The 3 mouseketeers, reputations gone,for all time, credibility-nil. Even if they stay in office, they are total lame ducks!

    Liked by 2 people

    • QCM says:

      If the rogue CIA and assorted other arms of the US IC are behind the attempted Coup against PDJT, and Obama was a CIA run puppet (as some have alleged), and Warner and Burr are basically running the CIA through the gate keeper function. Are Warner and Burr basically the epicenter of the deep state and the ones who set this all off?

      Liked by 6 people

      • Bill Durham says:

        I disagree.
        Barr could have ended the Trump presidency by agreeing with Mueller and Weissman.
        Pompeo could have ended the Trump presidency by confirming quid pro quo.
        Didn’t happen. It was easy and a pile of money working be waiting for both. No one “handles” Donald Trump. You discount that he may have his own dirt on slot of these people by now. Yeah I get it. Mitch wants him gone. Pet it is Trump who has the leverage.

        Liked by 14 people

        • Sentient says:

          Barr and Pompeo can’t afford (yet at least) to end the Trump presidency because there is some risk that the deplorables will actually rise up. Pompeo and the rest may be somewhat blasé about an armed deplorable base, but they have to take it into account. Remember, too, that they need the children of deplorables to keep enlisting in the military to be meat shields in their never-ending wars. Better for them to continue to handle Trump for as long as possible.


        • McConnell is up for re-election, he seems more agreeable as of late.


        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          THANK YOU Bull Durham.
          I’m sorry but this analysis MAKES NO SENSE.
          Donald Trump IS the threat. FULL STOP

          And there have been several chances to EASILY REMOVE IT.
          (Barr simply agreeing with Mueller THE MOST OBVIOUS and EASIEST.)

          The ACTUAL EVIDENCE WE DO HAVE is that Barr is trying to dismantle (at least) some of this hydra. (If one person is even capable of doing it.)

          Simply stunning that CTH literally has become the very thing they profess to disdain…
          The FBI collects nothing but exculpatory evidence—BUT SAYS IT HAS A CASE
          The MSM over 2 years is faced with nothing but exculpatory evidence–BUT SAYS COLLUSION HASN’T been “DISPROVEN” and the NOOSE IS TIGHTENING.

          CTH “treepers”have evidence that things are happening–BUT SAYS NOTHING IS.

          For months….CTH “Prognosticators” have repeatedly proclaimed AD NAUSEUM:
          Horowitz WILL be a WHITEWASH
          Well IT WAS NOT…
          .at most is was “SUGAR-COATING”



          Instead they could have….AS BARR SAID TO PETE WILLIAMS:
          Let “PUBLIC CONFUSION” over the IG’s findings persist and take root.

          Y’all (and you know who you are) should LISTEN TO BARR.
          He disrupted Mueller’s coup and now the IG’s attempt at confectionery arts.
          He said “late Spring, early Summer” for Durham.

          It’s fair to be leery and cautious….but not at the expense of intellectual honesty.
          This “coup” was done by LAWYERS not mountain rebels.
          This needs to be done right.

          Instead now we have “Bagpipe Pompeo”

          Liked by 1 person

  3. skipper1961 says:

    DAMN SD!,
    Really? Holy cow! Has NO ONE in the cabinet (Pompeo included) seen the OAN series? Don’t they realize by now that the light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of the Trump Train? Or, I guess maybe they heard the rumbling long ago…
    This has got to manifest itself like rounding up several families of the mob. Big Ugly soon?

    Liked by 8 people

    • skipper1961 says:

      P.S. When does Gowdy come off the sidelines? Since he has also seen all of the mission critical information, isn’t he at risk of Arkancide?

      Liked by 2 people

      • dd_sc says:

        Gowdy is a swamp critter. His main purpose was to blow chaff and countermeasures. Add his name to search keywords in the above article to get details.

        Liked by 8 people

        • billrla says:

          dd_sc: I agree. Plus, he uses men’s hair products, which is a huge tell. Just like Mittens and California Gov. Slickback Newsom.


      • alonzo1956 says:

        Don’t you remember when Gowdy Doody was still a member of Congress and he went on Fox a few times and stated that he had seen all of the documents. Trey said that there was really only one document that might change a few peoples minds regarding the Russia investigation and only a very few. I believe it was the exculpatory info. for Papa D. Gowdy is absolutely no different than the rest and I for one am curious why he left Congress when he was an apparent rising star.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Don McAro says:

        Gowdy will be there to pull the string wheel all the way to the left when the time is appropriate to take it from Burr


        • Ginny says:

          Gowdy was approached by a woman with a handgun in the parking lot of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg while waiting for his daughter on September 10, 2012. The Benghazi attack occurred on September 11, 2012. Coincidence?

          Liked by 1 person

    • clulessgrandpa says:

      That is quite a 3 hrs of Rudy prosecuting Biden for bribery! It isn’t getting any traction with any media, yet.

      Liked by 4 people

      • skipper1961 says:

        Pretty pathetic, isn’t it? I used to think I would see something like this on fox NEWS! No, they’re too busy sampling their teammates, the msm. You realize that OAN has given research credit to CTH on several of their shows, right?

        Liked by 2 people

    • Garavaglia says:

      Truth is meaningless if we don’t deal with them ourselves. They are untouchable, unless we actually take action. That is all.

      Liked by 6 people

  4. jambo says:

    So what can be done?
    If the swamp controls everything then what can an honest President do about it? President Trump has five years left to sort it out else they will just wait him out and nothing will have changed.

    The CIA was created, it can be uncreated.
    Ditto the FBI.

    Give the country back to the people, get as much out of federal control as possible, decentralise and localise. DC is spreading like a cancer, look at Virginia.

    A weaker DC is a stronger USA. Pull the plug.

    Liked by 13 people

    • skipper1961 says:

      You have a point. How to arrest the country’s “top” (dirty) cops? Who has the juice (or stones)?

      Liked by 2 people

    • mopar2016 says:

      It’s obvious to me that these committees are owned by special interest at the very least.
      If China can own our politicians then they can own these committees too.
      Senator Diane Feinstein (D) Beijing, used to be on the SSCI until she got out in 2015.
      The Clinton crime family sold us out to China a long time ago.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Despicable Me says:

        Feinstein is still on the Intelligence committee and has been since 2001…she just isn’t the vice chair any longer. She gave that up to the esteemed (or not) Senator Warner of Virginia.


  5. geoffcsaltine says:

    So from this view point it looks like all P.Trump can do is declassify everything and let the chips fall where they may ,I don’t see any other way to put a check on the deep state.
    Expose them all, the country needs to see what is really going on. I want to know.

    Liked by 11 people

  6. Bubby says:

    So bondo is being applied to maintain the “banana republic” we’ve become! How disappointing, discouraging and infuriating all at the same time! Sundance is the only one to understand and describe President Trump’s catch 22! Godspeed President Trump!

    Liked by 10 people

  7. Skidroe says:

    I truly believe that Ratcliffe and Nunes plus a very few others are American hero’s. May God protect them all. My goodness they are poisoning people in Ukraine and we know these left wing politicians and never Trumpers are nuts and will do anything not to be Exposed so to keep their power. Please watch your backs. I set in my living room chair in my own home with a 9 millimeter pistol at my side. I don’t trust them.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. Gabriel says:

    Spot.freaking.on …

    Liked by 3 people

  9. zekness says:

    SD: “The only action Barr will ever take is when there is overwhelming, incontrovertible, evidence that breaks through to the public spotlight by independent exposure. ”

    some people that I know about: consider it done!


    the “rest” is up to the American People …

    let’s NOT make the same mistakes with wikileaks/assange ok?

    let’s not the work of true servants of truth and law and a higher moral objective, go in vain.

    we can only give the american people the ball…YOU have to run it.

    try harder!

    God Speed



    Liked by 4 people

    • WSB says:

      I suspect that Rudy and OANN will be providing incontrovertible evidence, no?

      Liked by 6 people

      • zekness says:

        perhaps…but I would suggest that honorable men and women who have evidence across many segments of this saga are going to step forward…some involuntarily..and some because they are provided protections to do so without a serious risk of failure.

        a plan IS in motion.

        it is NOT confined to president trump or barr.

        this will ultimately elevate this, as SD has acknowledged, to a level that presents a no win situation for corrupt officials to attack or ignore.

        when I say, patience, is because this is a war.

        and it will takes years.

        have faith…there are good people, who are going to step forward and tell the truth.

        Liked by 3 people

        • prtomr says:

          In a televised interview, AG Barr said words to the effect that ‘some people say that these people belong in jail, some say I belong in jail. These things take time. The Durham investigation results will be made public sometime late next spring or early summer.’ He was grinning like a Cheshire cat when he said it!


  10. MNBV says:

    The US is alone among the English speaking democracies in requiring external approval of govt appointments. In UK, Canada, Australia, NZ the elected govt appoints whomever they choose to Supreme Courts, Heads of Intelligence Agencies, etc Their parliaments have no say in that at all. An excellent system, the govt gets to govern, if you don’t like it vote them out next time.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. DeWalt says:

    I concur with SD’s conclusion.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Kent says:

    ..the “counterintelligence” operations against Trump originated when Feinstein of Chinese spy fame headed SSCI…she stepped down after the fact…

    Liked by 2 people

  13. moonpup says:

    still tryin to have some faith sundance, Trump did say he was going to drain the swamp.

    Liked by 3 people

    • skipper1961 says:

      And he said “I got them ALL!”

      Liked by 7 people

      • I Hear You Now says:

        skipper1961, wasn’t it *caught*?

        as in

        “I caught them all”


        I wish I could find that chopper presser where I recall he said it …

        Liked by 3 people

      • cantcforest says:

        He got them all.
        Unfortunately, the only solution which I see is martial law and empty most of DC. The Deep Swamp scum will not release the un-redacted info.
        I doubt that PDJT really wants to try martial law because the shrieks of the DS and media will drive the situation to the brink of civil war.

        Liked by 1 person

        • cantcforest says:

          Until Sundance posted this, I still had faith in PDJT managing the Deep State and gaining overwhelming public support. He may not have enough time.
          Will check out ammo supply tomorrow.


          • donna kovacevic says:

            Sorry Treepers, but I never liked or trusted Barr from the day I saw his face, then heard him speak, his attitude body language, and my husband walking by said another BS’r crook.


        • dayallaxeded says:

          We’re already so close to the brink, we may even be over it and just not be willing or able to see it yet. Increase investment in the real precious metals: steel, brass, and lead!

          Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      It doesn’t look good so, yes, now is not the time to blow smoke up people’s butts. The fight ahead will be very difficult and it’ll be close fought all the way.

      They didn’t try to remove Trump because they were scared he would expose it all, by all accounts Trump didn’t know until the NSA Rogers episode. Sure he would upset their apple cart, but they could have worked in secret against him. But it was their DeepState hubris with Strzok, McCabe, and Comey etc. playing masters of the universe that exposed them by striking at Trump with an actual coup attempt.

      But look how far we’ve come in three years. The information will keep coming out about the DeepState and coup. I guess their fatal flaw is they went to remove Trump. They could have just waited and closed the administrative walls and built a moat around the DeepState. Their problem now it the knowledge about the adminstrative/IC DeepState is getting out and they can’t stop that.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Thinker says:

    Looks like Trump is battling the Swamp even in his own administration. Wow. I would be very worried about a Senate trial. I would tell Barr we need these documents declassified at once or else. Too many senators want to keep their lobbying (bribery) money going. Trump is asking them to live on their honest salary of about $174,000 when they have been making millions. Great research Sundance.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sentient says:

      If senators have to have a roll call vote, the president should be safe from removal (for now). If they can change the rules to have a secret ballot, then a bunch of republican senators could vote to remove and claim they hadn’t. I believe it only take 51 to change the rules. Not sure whether McConnell could thwart it, and I’m especially not confident that he would. These ratf*cks need to understand that they would pay a price. I mean a real price.

      It was always going to come down to this. If Dems took the House, they would impeach. And enough Benedict Arnold republican senators would vote to oust if they thought they could get away with it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • bofh says:

      “I would tell Barr we need these documents declassified at once or else.”

      Or else what? They’re not going to approve a replacement that would be any better. (For Barr, or Pompeo, or anyone else that requires Senate approval).

      This all hangs now on Barr’s character and whether he will allow his desire to defend his beloved “institution” to defeat the needs of actual blind justice and those dusty old oaths that he has undoubtedly taken at various points in advancing his career.

      My only hope is that he has actually set Durham free to investigate, while telling his own masters “Sorry, I didn’t think Durham would actually do any damage and I thought he would play ball”.


      • donna kovacevic says:

        My final drop was when I heard Mueller’s wife and Barr’s wife go to Bible study together. That did it for me. Please Boze dragi keep PDJT safe and I pray for the full armor of God be on him. God Bless PDJT.

        Liked by 1 person

  15. WSB says:

    What many have been suspecting.

    Liked by 2 people

    • albertus magnus says:

      Sundance is exactly correct and the facts as he has posted them not only speak for themselves but have been in plain sight. At some point I hope people stop listening to the Hannitys, Levins, Bonginos and DiGeneovas who always promise that justice is coming in 2 weeks, next month, after xxxx…it isnt coming.

      So lets try to help PDJT where we can but stop the nonsense that is only going to get half of PDJT’s supporters disillusioned and feeling let down by OUR SIDE.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. WSB says:

    What many have been suspecting.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. islandpalmtrees says:

    Sundance’s, view from my perspective is optimistic.. Let us hope, that he is right!


  18. wightmanfarm says:

    Listened to the video twice, didn’t hear anything about the SSCI, his nomination, or why the senate trial would be a risk.

    What am I missing ?

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Lenny says:

    Except for Flynn is getting out of the dog house soon ( thank God for Ms. Powell), and Gowdy starts at the white house as soon has his one year suspension is completed January 7th, I believe. January appears to be a exciting month.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. JimWVa says:

    “On all issues of the domestic and foreign intelligence apparatus: FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSA, ODNI, Dept of State, etc the office of the presidency is being managed.”

    Sundance, you obviously have been thinking about this point much more than we have. I would like to dispute it. But I got nothing.


    • Bogeyfree says:

      Managed or Snookered?


    • Peoria Jones says:

      I think all POTUS’s are managed to some extent, by swamp interests. It’s been this way a long time. But PTrump knows this, and is surely using his negotiating skills and leverage to work toward the best possible outcomes for all of this corruption, as well as his basic agenda.

      There is no way for him to surround himself with only people who agree 100% on all issues all the time. Therefore, PTrump is the only one I fully trust. I do like Pompeo and am sorry to see the warning sign go up here. I can’t prove he’s not working to manage our POTUS, because proving a negative is not my forte.

      Liked by 2 people

  21. zekness says:

    If I may, the solution to the “problem” rests with the WILL OF THE PEOPLE…not the state.

    you either BELIEVE in the natural rights of the people, as formally acknowledged and written into our constitution…or you don’t…it really is that simple.

    the difference in acting on your natural rights as your power or something else….will determine outcomes.

    draw up your battle plans…(in a manner of speaking)…coordinate with other like minded patriots.

    and demonstrate the power that GOD created FOR YOU.

    This is your source of power…this is how you must operate. anything less with achieve nothing more than vanity.

    It’s time America..

    it really IS UP TO YOU.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. bofh says:

    Sadly, SD has given voice to conclusions that I think many here at CTH have silently held – and perhaps struggled against – for quite some time.

    How else to explain the lack of meaningful improvement at State, Justice, and probably many other agencies, despite change of figure-head leadership.

    How else to explain the obvious slow-walking (if not outright obstruction) of production of requested and FOIA’d documentation, time and again, from those agencies.

    Trillions buys a lot of corrupt cooperation.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. Yep, makes sense.

    Do not judge people by their words, but by their actions.

    I don’t have much hope in Barr, but I do have hope in Durham since he has an actual track record of holding government officials accountable.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. zekness says:

    James Donovan: Aren’t you worried?…
    James Donovan: Aren’t you worried?
    Rudolf Abel: Would that help?

    a pretty good reminder of what emotion and only emotion gets you? nothing really.

    don’t get paralyzed by the risk of trying….being worried isn’t effective.

    worrying is the mind’s reaction to not knowing what to do when faced with conflict.

    focus the mind, sharpen it, pray for guidance, set a plan, and be your own hero.

    being afraid is how the devil operates.

    don’t give it space.

    obey god.

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  25. Preppin247 says:

    Watched the OAN report..systemic corruption..these arrogant f*cks need taken down hard…we need a Buford T Pusser type up in here…where that sherriff from Milwaukee..think Clarke is his name

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Revenant says:

    If Bill Barr was “in on it,” there wouldn’t have been any reason for him to push for the end of the Mueller investigation (and then to defang that investigation). Mueller was the impeachment vehicle, and Barr dismantled it with his press conference.

    If these bad actors simply wanted Trump gone, agreeing to Bill Barr would seem to be (at least) a mistake on their part.

    Liked by 7 people

    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Hope this helps

      Their intent is to maintain a facade and control, of the masses in order to continue with their funding model. Clearly, the cabal is trying to change, our type of government, in the hope of achieving better control of the masses. Our number, still represents a threat to their cabal.

      This is what I am most concerned about: What is going to happen to us when President Trump is gone?


    • Jenevive says:

      I agree about Barr, if he is only going to do something
      when he has no choice then why did he put andend and
      basically SAVE POTUS from all the Mueller nonsense by writing his
      summary and making them close up shop.. He could have just
      run with the report?

      Since he wasn;t involved in the coup why would he come
      out of retirement to be a part of the coup?
      I can understand him maybe wanting to save the
      DOJ and FBI and the justice institutions but I don;t
      see him being part of the coup or the coverup since
      he had no part in it in the first place.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Haven’t there been some Democrats stating that Barr should recuse himself?


    • @ChicagoBri says:

      ….except if SD is right, what better was for Barr to ingratiate himself to President Trump?


  27. DebbieSemms says:

    Well done and accurate Sundance.
    We should also pay attention to who has preventedTrump’s recess appointments.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. In terms of Barr: in the interview that was posted here a few day ago, Barr made one statement that made it clear to me that he is not a revolutionary, he values the institution, and thus, most likely, SD is correct.

    He said, when answering a question about the DOJ review of the Ukraine phone transcript, that the department found no crime. Then, the interviewer asked him if he agreed with that decision. Now, here is where it coalesced for me: he said well, yes, that it was career lawyers in the Criminal Justice Dept that reviewed the transcript, therefore he had total faith in the decision. (Remember this is a paraphrase, not exact words).

    When I reflected on this I realized that he still had complete faith in the career bureaucrats; he believed in their integrity; he would listen to them and accept what they say. It also explains why he has not just ordered the Flynn case to be dropped and the Stone case to continue on. Why? Because these are career lawyers and bureaucrats and he still has complete faith in them.

    I don’t even understand how he has gotten as far as he has with this; I mean, he appointed Durham, he recognizes the whole predicate thing is phony, the FISA abuse is real, yet he still believes in Wray and the career lawyers, etc.

    I guess I do hold out a slim hope that enough crimes will be revealed that he will be forced to do something, but I am not holding my breath.

    This whole situation quite clearly shows how dangerous it is to have allowed the government to grow so large…impossible to shrink. And to give all this protection to government employees..I mean you cannot get rid of them.

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  29. Craig says:

    I have not commented for a long time because of all that is happening; the craziness of the government makes no sense. Up is down, down is up. However, Sundance has now put everything into context. The Trump presidency is being managed by The Deepstate (Mitch McConnell, Mike Pompeo and others). If Trump survives impeachment it is only because The Deepstate knows that they can manage another four years of a Trump presidency and it will keep the masses happy. Well, if anything Trump has allowed us to see our true situation. Good luck!

    Liked by 1 person

    • DebbieSemms says:

      I completely disagree. Trump is surviving impeachment for two reasons.
      1. He did nothing wrong
      2. if he was impeached the GOP would be destroyed in mass

      Liked by 3 people

      • bofh says:

        “2. if he was impeached the GOP would be destroyed in mass”

        UniParty/deep-state/whatever-you-call-it can accept destruction of the GOP if need be, but obviously would prefer a less costly solution. As SD points out, they are apparently comfortable “managing” PDJT and don’t yet feel the need to spend more (political capital and/or actual cash) to try to destroy him. They seem to feel they can wait him out if he isn’t allowed to do too much damage during his 8 years (or 4 years, better still from their perspective).

        With different parties controlling the House and Senate they have created a situation for plausible deniability for failure of any actual patriotic actions. (“We can’t fix anything because those obstructionists control the other chamber”.) This is actually an easier scenario for them than having (R) control of both houses and the White House, which required some fairly obvious nobbling by Ryan to minimize any disturbance of the rather fruitful (for them) current situations.


    • Tom! says:

      He may survive this impeachment. They have promised more if necessary.


  30. John Lakeman says:

    You say you are dealing in facts only, yet I have not seen any facts presented to back up your “speculation” about Barr. Everything he has done and said thus far is consistent with him having a true desire/goal to hold the wrong doers accountable, if he can… meaning he must be able to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. He has stated this. A conspiracy is a difficult thing to prove. And in any event, there is no other hope. Barr is the only one.

    Liked by 7 people

    • DebbieSemms says:

      I haven’t seen Barr do anything. He reminds me of the old days with Gowdy or today with Graham – all talk no action just buying time.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Despicable Me says:

        Off the top of my head:

        Barr wrote memo to Rosenstein re wrongheadedness of Mueller investigation re obstruction
        Since becoming AG:
        Barr shutdown Mueller/Weismann witch hunt
        Barr got ahead of and thereby muted spin of the Mueller/Weismann report
        Barr shoved out Weismann and Rosenstein
        Barr appointed Durham and approved “review” to be a criminal investigation. Said in two different recent interviews that a FGJ has been impaneled in Durham investigation
        Barr disagreed with Horowitz opinion
        Barr seems to be shoving out Liu

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        • Despicable Me says:

          You may not like “just talk” but just how do you propose to “see” what he is doing? How else are you going to know what Barr is doing unless you listen to what he says he is doing?

          Barr traveled abroad with Durham to introduce him to Barr’s counterparts in several European countries much to the outrage and chagrin of the MSM who could only weep and gnash their teeth rapt his audacity.

          If you opened your eyes and ears and looked and listened you might hear and see more.


    • coolmamie says:

      I wholeheartedly agree. I trust Barr.


    • jx says:

      Like Sessions Barr makes speeches and produces zero results. Unlike Sessions his speeches seem to provide hope, although I suspect that’s just a sop. One thing will change my mind: prosecutions.


  31. DJ Snyder says:

    Lindsey Graham would object to Burr’s assertion, he wants the trial to be done with quickly (admittedly, so not as to expose his own corruption in the Ukraine…)
    I still hold out hope that the impeachment vote FAILS in the House, which would cause the whole plan to collapse.

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  32. zekness says:

    lexington and concord…it started there..

    here is where we are: a few years before lexington and concord.

    be prepared…document your dissent….use diplomacy…argue with facts…rebel and create friction…refuse to cooperate…reclaim property and rights. spread the truth…enlist an army of like minded patriots…boycott unfair and corrupt state actions.

    but be prepared.

    there is a cost for freedom

    it isn’t free. A price must be paid.

    pay the price….claim your natural god given rights.

    god, family, country.

    April 19, 1775

    Liked by 1 person

  33. alonzo1956 says:

    I really appreciate your brutal honesty in your convictions.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Bogeyfree says:

    It’s now been 4 weeks since Lindsey sent Pompeo the letter requesting all the Ukraine Communications from the state department.

    Yep, no one has seen or heard boo about this since. All show.

    PT is an incredible President but IMO he continues to allow the DS to snooker him.

    People are fooling themselves if they think anyone of substance will be indict within the FIB and DOJ.

    And IMO the reason we heard Durham won’t be done until summer is it gives the Senate the opportunity to oust PT before Durham ever completes the investigation and then poof no one will ever hear about these agency crimes and conspiracy or Ukraine again.

    It will be as if they never happened and the spin will be that all this turmoil was created by PT.

    IMO the greatest fraud and conspiracy on a sitting President will just disappear by summer.

    Mr. President, prove I’m wrong by ordering the immediate declassification and unredaction of the RR scope memos AND footnote 69 in the Collier report as a test.

    Hell will freeze over before your order is carried out Mr. President.

    If I’m right you will get tremendous pushback and IMO your own Executive Branch people will disobey this order to immediately declassify via poppycock, mumbo jumbo, made up legalize crap reasons as to why they can’t declassify.

    IMO, many are snookering you Mr. President.

    Outside your trade and treasury team, IMO you should trust no one.

    Liked by 3 people

    • cantcforest says:

      Don’t think PDJT is snookered. He is up against full-on insurrection/insubordination and probably struggling to mount an action that won’t result in civil war.


    • Gregreyalan says:

      So you’ve discovered, or come to believe,
      that he’s “being suckered”
      perhaps that’s true…..
      Which assumes the facts thousands and multiple thousands,
      Millions… are awake to these things.

      Why assume he remains Unaware??

      A CEO can’t lead a company to greatness
      If fired halfway thru.
      He’s shown that an 8yr plan, is his time frame.

      And above all LOOK HOW FAR WEVE COME!

      fret not Brother,

      Trumps GOT THIS.

      Very complicated business folks….


      Liked by 3 people

      • GrandpaM says:

        I thought he had 16 to 20 year plan. Just kidding… trying my best to follow my President and drive any fakers reading here crazy.


    • pepeekeocom says:

      I hear so much talk about wanting President Trump to declassify this or that document. How do we know he has actual physical access to these documents so he can, in fact, declassify them? “Sorry, Mr. President, we can’t seem to locate that particular document. Its seems that it was mistakenly deleted and we are, as yet, unable to find a copy of it”.


  35. John Lakeman says:

    Here are some facts in support of Barr being the real deal:

    1. Barr and Durham’s written statements disagreeing with the IG’s findings on predicate are not consistent with a cover up. Those were bold moves to make the public aware he believes there is more to see.

    2. Barr’s NBC interview the next day. Barr made an effort to tell the world in no uncertain terms that he believes there was serious wrong doing that can’t be explained in a way that is anything but bad for the FBI/DOJ and others. He didn’t have to do this interview. It was a very direct and bold step where he knew he was opening himself up for controversy (same with #1). This is inconsistent with a cover up.

    3. Barr’s WSJ interview the next day. Same thing as #2 and he did it again. He has done everything possible to let the public know that there is more than smoke in this criminal matter and that he intends to hold the wrong doers accountable. This is inconsistent with a cover up.

    4. Barr has authorized the significant expansion of Durham’s “criminal” investigation. This is inconsistent with a cover up.

    Liked by 7 people

    • DebbieSemms says:

      You certainly proved Barr talks a good game, but that’s all you proved.

      Liked by 3 people

      • John Lakeman says:

        The bottom line is that per your view, in this exercise it is impossible to prove Sundance’s “speculation” is not true, until and unless there is an indictment. So this is a pointless exercise if the determination is that Barr’s “actions” are just “talk”, even if his “talk” is directly counter intuitive to the claim Barr is a Deep State fixer.

        Liked by 1 person

    • sundance says:

      These are not “actions”, what you outline are “words”…

      Liked by 5 people

      • John Lakeman says:

        Putting out those statements was an action with consequences (keeping the controversy alive). Doing the interviews was an action (same thing). Expanding the criminal investigation and adding resources was an action. What is it you think Barr should be doing that he is not that shows he is in the tank for the Deep State? And don’t say declassifying everything for the public because as great as that would be that is a judgment call with an on-going investigation and the fact he has not done it yet doesn’t prove anything (his motive would just be speculation… either way).

        Liked by 7 people

        • zekness says:

          I understand the arguments and expectations SD has. He tracks facts and outcomes with laser precision. He looks to character and fulfillment of prior commitments. There is honor in conducting analysis and evaluations with this solid methodology.

          But these are also human beings in perhaps the most complex and corrupt cross issues in history.

          in my opinion..this is page 150, chapter 2. We can try to predict the ending ….we can try to guess when the climax happens.

          but this is a book in progress…

          a complete inventory of characters and events have not yet been read.

          the book remains quite the mystery.

          that would be the frank, correct way to suggest how it all ends.

          but I must admit, SD has a very good handle on predicting outcomes.

          he’s seen the books…he knows the authors…

          and more importantly, he knows how these books get published.

          I would just say…given his great talent, there remains a world of unknown factors that are driving this book to completion.


        • Linda K. says:

          Sidney trusts Barr?


        • BitterC says:

          Agree 100% Mr Lakeman.

          When you consider how difficult it will be to amass proof beyond a reasonable doubt (because you don’t indict in this scandal unless you think you have a good shot at conviction)
          there was a conspiracy of deep state lawyers and politicians and spooks to interfere with the election and, having failed, remove a president, no visible action/progress in mere months is nothing to be alarmed about.

          It can take years for the feds to build criminal conspiracy cases. Unfortunately, Barr doesn’t have years and he knows it. It’s a near impossible task to navigate the media, politics & time constraints of this case.

          Not to mention there are no laws to deal with many of the questionable actions taken by the cabal. They are lawyers. They gamed out their actions to stay this side of the law.

          Until Durham ends his investigation I am going to continue to believe that AG Barr is trying to do the right thing.

          I also understand the best we can hope for is some serious overhaul of the DOJ & IC, including the addition of criminal penalties for unauthorized access to NSA-type data and the public shaming of a good many former Obama admin people.

          Liked by 1 person

      • Gregreyalan says:

        BARR, and Durham Making statements…
        “Unprecedented”say Trumps enemies…
        CLARIFYING the IG “conclusions “
        are words, to be sure, but the act of saying those words,
        especially in context.
        Is an action.
        Is it not?

        Hate even, questioning you, seems nit picky
        given your CONTRIBUTIONS!!

        But, ill urge again, the Happy Confident
        Can move mountains…

        The angry PARTISAN can move his side,
        but is often ignored by the ones needing
        the perspective most.
        but the side splitter in search of instant purity..
        (See the Left ever more eating their own.)
        can actually mess up the craftiest of plans.

        To outlive Trump…
        And to effect real change…
        All need the info….
        Not the righteous cold or other wise, anger
        Which WE MAY feel.
        But digestible facts.

        The hallmark of CTH

        I feel ya BRO,
        but never forget the subject area….
        Is and remains: politics.



    • Bogeyfree says:

      Disagreement and actually indicting people in the FIB and DOJ who orchestrated this conspiracy may in the end be MILES apart.

      Liked by 1 person

    • DJ Snyder says:

      This is why I still have hope. Why did Barr and Durham have a need to say anything about the IG report, if they wanted to cover up?
      (Of course, there are people who will say that they only said it to keep us sheeple placated, and not grab the pitchforks and march on DC en masse… Pray to God that isn’t the case.)

      Liked by 2 people

    • DeWalt says:

      Going back to yesterdays discussion on the FISA court. Two reports both in agreement. They know who the victims are (Violation of there Fourth Amendment rights). They know who perpetrated the crimes. Where are the arrest? What more needs to be investigated? All the information is known and documented. Crickets

      Liked by 1 person

    • Muthaucker says:

      Concur. Durham appointed Oct, 18. Per ristvan, public corruption investigations take 12-18 months. Barr states Durham finished Spring-Summer 2020 (18 months). IG report has changed the game in DC. Coup conspirators and MSM on pins and needles.

      Liked by 1 person

  36. SHV says:

    I read this and it brings back the memories of the Bush crime family pushing the narrative of “The Terrists” will kill you unless you give up a few rights and pass the Patriot Act, etc. I still remember Bush pushing the “First responsibility of the President is to protect the American People” give up a few rights and my thought at the time was “Bullsh*t”, your first job is to protect and defend the Constitution!” And I remember, at the time, people who called into question expanding FISA, the Patriot Act, etc. were called traitors, enablers of terrorism, etc. Don’t recall too many of the current gov’t people who are now horrified by the current situation, who stood up at the time. I only remember the ineffectual Russ Feingold and possibly the Paul’s, maybe a few others.

    Too me the bottom line, which the current crop of impeachment happy Dem/Thugs forget, is the same lesson of the Patriot Act, etc., precedents are important and “What comes around goes around”.

    Liked by 3 people

  37. burnett044 says:

    What Sundance says in this post is why I said Barr is a company man…..

    Liked by 1 person

  38. JohnCasper says:

    “Feel free to dispute that assertion; however, dispute with demonstrable facts to back up a counter argument -not trusty planning- try to keep the outlook grounded in provable facts.”

    It would be idle to dispute that assertion, as some may. We have the same evidence of that assertion as of most of those we act on, to wit: their own affirmations, and their reasonings in support of them.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. DebbieSemms says:

    I have long felt the only hope is Trump winning reelection with enough political power that they must approve his picks (and now he knows who to pick).
    The only other hope is he squeaks some recess appointments through, but McConnell seems hell bent on preventing that.


  40. dufrst says:

    If we don’t have Bill Barr on our side, then we are wasting our time here.

    I don’t believe Bill Barr is compromised. I believe Bill Barr is a white hat. I think the apparatus assumed because he was a Bush attorney general that he was a member in good standing with the club. Instead Bill Barr entered the picture and immediately Mueller knew he had to close up shop. That was a positive signal to me. Appointing Durham and the activities we are aware of what he’s doing such as interviewing Mifsud, was another positive that gives me hope that Barr is on the prowl.

    I will say, stay tuned. This is not an easy endeavor. Horowitz has tiptoed for a reason. Barr is be deliberative for a reason. These people are very cunning. Any mistake that you make they will use to destroy you to take the heat off of them.

    Liked by 8 people

  41. zekness says:

    the source of power that fuels orruption is ……(………..)

    find that source(S) of power.



  42. Bogeyfree says:

    IMO if no one has deposed Assange in the past 9 months then this whole operation and talk is nothing more than a sweeper operation trying to keep balance whereby violence does not break out by citizens thus the interjections post IG Report.

    Liked by 2 people

    • GH says:

      Hi Bogey- I am stunned at the number of Treeper’s that still think Barr is a white hat,
      and /or Durham is going to indict anyone.

      When they extended Durham’s investigation, that bought them more time.. Don’t you remember the DS did the same thing so they could delay the IG report?

      To those that say they believe Barr is a white hat:

      Do you REALLY believe that…or does commenting that you believe Barr is a white hat a good way to avoid taking any real action?

      I swear, some of you will still be avoiding reality when you wake up one morning and find out Trump was removed from office by secret Senate ballot while you slept.

      Liked by 2 people

  43. billybob says:

    There’s nothing new under the sun . The governments we have are as predictable as the sun rising tomorrow . Man is the same today as he was yesterday and he will be tomorrow .

    Our country is too large to have all its affairs directed by a single government. Public servants at such a distance, and from under the eye of their constituents, must, from the circumstance of distance, be unable to administer and overlook all the details necessary for the good government of the citizens; and the same circumstance, by rendering detection impossible to their constituents, will invite public agents to corruption, plunder and waste. Jefferson


  44. I agree with sundance’s assessment.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. davidberetta says:

    FEAR needs to be put back into these animals fleecing the Nation who claim to be “Public Servants”! What a Joke!

    The majority of these 535 “serving” in Congress are Self-Serving Criminals Galore. Many of which are financially broke criminals who “join the club” and “miraculously” become wealthy millionaires.

    Isn’t this Royalty Status what the Patriots fought the war of Independence against?

    Tax Returns? Audits?….Nope!

    A Billionaire trying to fix this mess is the only person who is suspect in these criminal “Congress” folks mind.

    I’ll use the adjective towards these criminal animals since the verb form is what got them where they are now!

    corrupt (adjective).
    a : morally degenerate and perverted : depraved
    b : characterized by improper conduct (such as bribery or the selling of favors) corrupt judges
    2 : putrid, tainted
    3 : adulterated or debased by change from an original or correct condition a corrupt version of the text

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  46. Gregreyalan says:

    assuming all the worst of The analysis is true.
    AND accepting that the Senators are dug in.

    I urge big picture perspective.
    Absent the five alarm fire of actual conviction in the senate
    or even significant defections.

    The. Senate is a hornets nest left undisturbed, for now.
    If the Coup fails, AND IF, a second term…..
    That particular treasure chest can be pried open…
    Or worked around, ACTING Directors.

    We need em now, and the judge rate is HISTORIC!
    Sooo let’s ssssssshhhhhh!
    Pick our battles….

    Or better yet, let TRUMP -Art of War it!

    As with other attacks on HALEY BARR Priedus, etc.
    unless and until they actually TURN, when the chips are down,
    Let’s give them and Trumps plan, the benefit of the

    Please cease and desist the MEME…that Our
    Can’t recognize, especially since CTH views are widely
    circulated in the right circles.!!!

    God provides imperfect tools..
    or as Mick and the boys say….

    You can’t always get what you want……..


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  47. A2 says:

    It is my understanding the SSCI holds an oversight function, and does not have a ‘blocking’ or ‘withholding’ power for Executive branch nominees or firings of the heads of the intelligence branches. That is the Presidential prerogative. The entire Senate is involved in vetting and voting on nominees.

    Also the two chairs, majority and minority are non-voting members of the SSCI.


    • A2 says:

      Also a reminder, that the President may fire any executive branch official for any reason, and he has done so from AG Sessions, Secretary of State Tillerson, Director of the FBI Comey, and he most certainly may fire the Director of the CIA, NSA, ODNI, DNI and so on.

      If anyone was attempting to ‘handle’ the President, Tillerson was a candidate for consideration and he was fired posthaste.

      Liked by 2 people

    • sundance says:

      You need to go back to civics 101.

      Intel Nominees go to SSCI first.

      Committee approves.

      Then full Senate.

      Liked by 1 person

      • BitterC says:

        After failing at googling it, I suspect the full Senate could be forced to take a vote on a presidential nominee sans committee approval. The committee thing is a Senate rule/procedure.

        From a practical point of view, it would be a waste of time since the Senate is a club that sticks together, however.


  48. zekness says:

    I do not believe Barr is John Adam’s per se…but he certainly seems to be motivated by interests that go beyond whole justice.

    I can both admire that, and condemn it…

    so it goes with persons placed in impossible situations.

    can barr become batman? nope….I dare say any one person can.

    what barr CAN do, is fulfill his duty to administer fair representation…even and especially IF that also means defending the actions of men, who are right now, not proven guilty.

    we need to have faith in the rule of law.

    we cannot presume, on the public information we have right now, imperfect and incomplete, correct manner of proper justice.

    I believe barr will manage the cases and not make the mistakes of the prior administration “theories”..

    barr has expressed a originalist, formal interpretation of a vital aspect of the law.


    I find that encouraging and refreshing this understanding compels him to act in ways that prior officials were a failure.

    he understands the stakes…he is nobodies daisy

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  49. Cowboy79 says:

    So, maybe what is needed is a “reverse predicate”.
    Every Govt employee, including Mssrs Burr, Schiff, etc, are required to file a form OGE 450 that lists all sources of income, stocks held, etc.
    This is an IG “call” or review function for any agency.

    Pull up the previous OGE 450s and compare them to current OGE 450s and compare that to the IRS 1040 forms and see if they match up. If not, then call for an audit by the IG and IRS. Refer flags to the FISC and see what happens. All in the open. All up front.

    If there’s nothing, then there’s nothing. But there might be a really interesting trail of financial information.

    How that might affect Mssrs Burr, Warner, Schiff, etc, is beyond my knowledge.

    Liked by 1 person

  50. Jim in TN says:

    Well, we just heard a bunch of mid-level bureaucrats argue that they had the right to determine foreign policy and were managing Trump, but he wouldn’t go along, so Trump should be impeached.

    And there are definite signs that others have been managing Trump to his and our detriment. Somehow, many hires have been very disloyal. And many have resigned/been fired and go on to bad mouth Trump, and talk about their efforts to manage him.

    I could go on and on.

    The clearest thing is that this would all be over if they truly unclassified the evidence. Lying Schiff fought to keep it hidden. Traitorous Rosenstein blackmailed Trump with threats of obstruction of justice to keep it hidden.

    But luckily, Barr released all that data when the President granted him this authority all those months ago. NOT! No release of truth so far. Just more obfuscation and a whole new attempt to impeach is being rushed to completion. And Barr lets it all happen while not releasing the truth to free the country and defend the President.

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