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:

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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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553 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. roddrepub says:

    Senator Burr and Senator Warner are the Chairman and Vice-Chair respectively. Both blocked Ratcliffe.
    These two need to be dealt with.

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    • A2 says:

      Read my comment on the previous page. They could not ‘block’ an executive branch nominee because the entire senate votes, not just the two non-voting chairs of the SSCI. They may investigate, lay out their reasons for the entire senate and vote against him, but it takes more than the entire SSCI rotating membership to vote down a Presidential nominee.

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    • Dutchman says:

      In his initial statement, Ratcliff said Graham and McConnell were the ones who sent him a clear signal of non-support.
      Basically, Sundance has previously talked about the ‘Decepticons’; a group of Republicans in leadership positions who work as a unit, along with Democrats, to shape policy contrary to our interests.
      Collectively, without THEIR support, no nominee will be confirmed.

      And yes, every nominee they confirm is suspect. Its the reason McConnell has every Senator on a tight leash, on voting to recess the Senate.

      So, PDJT can’t get a S. Powell as AG, or a Rudy; NEVER get confirmed. McConnell TELLS him who he can have, which is NOT the intention of “advise and consent” in the Constitution.

      Ultimately 4 people in Congress, if they work together, have almost unlimited power; Speaker and minority leader in House, and Majority and Minority leaders in Senate; 4 people.

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  2. Magabear says:

    Well, if it’s all that corrupt, then I’ll just watch hockey during my spare time and stop worrying about all this stuff. My life just became much less stressful. 😜

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    • amjean says:

      My only comment is that we do not really know anything; we surmise from the
      “facts” given us. Sundance has a great handle on the pulse of the facts we “know”
      or have been led to “know”. We all are delighted and informed to read his articles.

      Albeit, we should still all be able to share our opinion without being called out for it. We don’t need to be sheeple and get in line.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I have, on more than one occasion, posted comments disagreeing with Sundances ‘take’ on something.

        I was never “called out” for it, by Sundance or anyone else, that I recall.

        Probably started with an “IMHO”, and tried to present cogent, logical arguments based on facts, and devoid of emotion.

        Many here “like” Pompeo, some have even said “Pompeo 2024” and so questioning him is waving a red flag, in front of a bull.

        The reality Sundance lays out applies to EVERYONE in the administration, who are political appointees, or career buerocrats, if they are nominated for a position that requires Senate confirmation.
        If McConnell and the Decepticons don’t want you, you AIN’T getting in. And they don’t want any disruptors in key positions, that could upset their applecart.

        There are a FEW positions that don’t require Senate confirmation; Counselor to the President, Personal aid to POTUS, not sure about Chief of Staff, perhaps political director.

        I’m sure the info is available, on which WH positions aren’t “Senate confirmation required”.

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    • I feel discouraged too, Magabear. However, knowledge is power. The more of We The People learn about the existing Deep State Kleptocracy, the better chance we have of getting rid of these corrupt bastards, who sold out our country while skimming billions, as they allowed trillions of American wealth to flow out of this nation.

      Here’s a realization folks …. the Deep State is a criminal syndicate of powerful & corrupt elected officials, high-ranking bureaucrats and Cabinet Secretaries who formulate policies to maximize their own personal loot. The amount of funds being directed into the bank accounts and “charitable” foundations of the Washington DC Ruling Class Establishment dictates everything. It’s all about siphoning off as much taxpayer money as they can possibly get, and the nation be damned. You want to know why nothing has been done to protect our jobs and manufacturing base? Why millions of jobs were exported overseas and thousands of communities died? The Ruling Class Establishment (Deep State) are responsible for appropriating and managing it all.

      Now We The People know we’re being governed by a large group of thieves who gained control of the country. Boil it all down, that is all they are…. THIEVES. So, what can We The People do about this? It’s not going to be easy.

      North Carolina Republicans need to replace Republican Senator Richard Burr. Virginia voters need to replace Democrat Mark Warner. Tennessee Republicans need to replace Republican Mitch McConnell. San Francisco voters need to replace Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I’m not sure about Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

      But maybe if We The People, the voters of America, can topple a couple of these thoroughly corrupt, powerful SOBs, we can begin to regain control over our government.

      I think the depressing information and insights within this column serve to educate all of us. Before we can engage in battle, we need to know who the enemies are and what we’re up against. I repeat:

      KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

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      • “North Carolina Republicans need to replace Republican Senator Richard Burr.”

        Please don’t be so presumptuous as to tell the citizens of North Carolina what they “need to” do; specifically, “…replace Republican Senator Richard Burr.” It makes you sound arrogant and condescending; most of all, it makes you sound uninformed.

        On July 20, 2016, during his re-election campaign, Burr announced that, should he win that year’s election, which he eventually did, he would not seek re-election to a fourth term in 2022. For more than three years, Senator Burr has made clear his plans not to seek re-election.

        I wouldn’t have bothered to post this, until I read the last line of your comment. Indeed, the final two paragraphs or your comment seem to excoriate those who are misinformed or uninformed… So, with that in mind, I’ll just let your own words do the speaking: “I repeat:

        KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!”

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        • And, the good people of Tennessee aren’t responsible for Mitch McConnell. (“Tennessee Republicans need to replace Republican Mitch McConnell.”) You’ll want to address the folks in Kentucky… Knowledge is Power!

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  3. Julian says:

    So. A quick speedy Senate trial and then Trump needs to endorse MAGA Primary candidates against the likes of Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham and the rest?

    http://www.SwampRINOs.com

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    • atomichillbilly says:

      It’s more likely that Trump will play nice with McConnell until after he gets re-elected, then kick the swamp drainage into overdrive afterward.

      Until then, he still doesn’t have enough pieces in place.

      If Trump wins again, expect him to go on a rampage against the swamp.

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      • If the system is corrupt, work outside the system and around it (that old concept, asymmetrical warfare). Barr can’t over look public corruption. Enter stage left and Rudy publicizing Ukrainian evidence. This also hammers the validity of impeachment and may shine enough light to spook the cockroaches. Note, Comey starting an apology tour (triggered by the IG report and more likely Barr/Durham comments). Further spooking the roaches, Nunes recent actions and Ratcliffe public discussions. The really optimistic cockroaches may hope to lay low and survive the MAGA/KAGA (RINOs in the Senate). The possible imperfect tools may work well enough to drain the swamp if the correct pressure is used. Prayer, patience, vigilance, and willingness to act if and when needed.

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    • atomichillbilly says:

      It’s more likely that Trump will play nice with McConnell until after he gets re-elected, then kick the swamp drainage into overdrive afterward.

      Until then, he still doesn’t have enough pieces in place.

      If Trump wins again, expect him to go on a rampage against the swamp.

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    • Never ever let impeachment go to Senate….those traitors will deal with VSG/ESG PDJT same way as they did pass” FEDERAL RESERVE “in 1913 and OBAMA CARE…in midnight christmas/new year holidays…filthy bolshevics…this is a war!!!!!!!!

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  4. gda53 says:

    There’s certainly no dispute that the WH is being managed by the domestic and foreign intelligence apparatus, and also by the Senate. Sundance has laid that out clearly.

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

    A few (rhetorical?) questions:

    – how will Bill Barr actually “manage” the “overwhelming, incontrovertible, evidence” on FISA which he has, after all, on more than one occasion said that he has seen, that Durham has already found, and which is now clearly delineated in the IG Report)?
    How will he “talk us down” on that?
    It’s difficult to believe that several/numerous indictments will NOT happen in the FISA fiasco.

    – will there be RICO-type indictments? Or perhaps THIS is the area they skirt over, essentially by saying “not enough proof to bring charges..” Meanwhile they offer up the folk who have already broken “through to the public spotlight by independent exposure” – IOW the Comey Cabal – as sacrifices to keep the Deplorables happy .

    I cannot see how you put the horse back in the barn at this point. Unless we believe that John Durham has been, or will be, “got to”, and that he will conspire with Barr to hand-wave all legal indictments away. Which, so far, does not seem the case. In fact, the very opposite. If this were going to happen surely they would not be raising all the hopes of the Good Guys. It makes no logical sense. Instead, they would be tamping down expectations.

    Mind you, I’m sure Mr. Durham has family members who he wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to. So there’s that, I suppose.

    To keep the public happy (or at least partially so) there have to be sacrifices. So I still believe indictments ARE coming for FISA, though I reserve judgement on the likelihood of any RICO/Conspiracy type indictments.

    My take on the likelihood of indictments (a personal expectation as of today’s date, not a factual assertion)
    FISA: Clinesmith 95%; Others 75%
    RICO/Conspiracy: Brennan, Clapper, Comey et al 25 to 50%
    Obama/Hillary/Lynch: 0%

    So call me naive.

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    • nationalboardertified2001 says:

      If Barr is aiding deep state, why did he hire Durham? Isn’t he supposedly a well respected “pit bull”? Or is he also playing the game to placate the masses?

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      • Dutchman says:

        nbc;
        Riddle me this, batman;
        WHY did Durham announce, with much fanfare, that his review had become a criminal investigation?

        Where is there ANY benefit in that announcement? He is a Federal Prosecutor; he did NOT need to make such an announcement, in order to empanel a grand jury, subpoena people and compel testimony under oath, make depositions under oath, or even to go to Europe and consult with our ‘allies’ (although he DID need an intro from Barr and,Pompeo for THAT).

        The ONLY point I can see, in that announcement, was P.R. To cause US to say “Yea, SOMETHING is being done!”

        IMHO,…

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        • gda53 says:

          Well, I can think of another one at least.

          When they found out about Horowitz’s wishy-washy BS conclusions (in May? June? whenever) they knew they would have to speak out when the Report was finally released. To cushion the impact of their unexpected announcements coming simultaneous with the FISA Report they immediately let the public know that Durham is now pursuing a criminal investigation.

          This is THE biggest thing to happen to the DOJ probably ever. EVERYONE is looking on. Barr/Durham had let it be known that they were coordinating their investigation with Horowitz’s internal investigation. They are using the FACTS he uncovers, but not the conclusions.

          Barr has been open and transparent since he came on – calling a spade a spade. This is just more of the same.

          Imagine the outrage in late spring when all the indictments drop if the narrative “nothing to see here – no bias” had not been shot to pieces.

          I expect more of this transparency – perhaps an interim report?

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          • Dutchman says:

            Dream on, as I have stated before, I will publically eat Fred ( a crow near my house) if I am wrong about Barr/Durham, if I am wrong, and gladly so, as it will mean they are prosecuting people.
            However, if I am RIGHT, and Barr/Durham are cleaners, how many who keep making arguments, many of which are specious, and based on wanting to believe, rather than logic, will publically eat crow?

            Based on the Sessions wars, not many.

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            • gda53 says:

              Well, I just think they’ve already got their heads too deep in the dragon’s mouth.

              You say they can still pull out without any consequence.

              I say they cannot do that. They’ve gone too far down the dragon’s throat and those teeth cannot be avoided if they try to back out now.

              I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I’ve never had any problem admitting I was wrong. Funnily enough, it doesn’t happen that often, and in this case my take on likely legal consequences tends to be identical to our legal eagles who perch in CTH. So I take some comfort in that fact.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Actually, I agree. With the assumption that they are going to TRY “investigate to exhonerate”, I don’t think its going to work, this time.

                There is just too much out there, for it to work.

                If they go to a plan B, of punishing a few of the small group, I don’t think that will work either.
                Firstly, I think its clear none of the small group are willing to be sacrificed.
                Secondly, I don’t see how you can have a trial, charging Obstruction or perjury, without getting into WHAT they were obstructing or lieing about, which gets you right into the coup.

                Perhaps plea bargains, which avoid a trial. Still, plea bargains like the Wolfe agreement, where he obviously leaked the Fisa apl, but was only charged with lieing to FBI, AIN’T gonna cut it.

                So, its,going to be interesting to see how they try to thread the needle, I am optimistic whatever they try, won’t work.

                I also have no problem admitting I am wrong, would LOVE to be,wrong about Barr.

                I publically, on this site, ate crow on Sessions, as for a long time I continued to make the same arguments people are now making about Barr/Durham i.e. “takes time to build a case, prosecutors aren’t supposed to say anything, until they indict, etc.
                Its going to be fascinating to see “what happens”, in the era of Trump, past cannot be used as a guage of future events, as EVERYTHING is unprecedented!
                Makes it kinda fun, actually.

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  5. Passive Observer says:

    To the Unparty permanent government, Trump is a contagion. Other than a few Congressman, all of Washington is working together to expel him from their world, and cover up the deep corruption that would be exposed if the full story was told. Their problem is the story is leaking out. The fire break is the spying that went on before the FBI took over. If they have to admit to that then the true nature of our government will be revealed.

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    • MGBSE says:

      I think your comment…“Their problem, is their story is leaking out”… is a perfect summary of FACTS surrounding the coup against President Trump.

      BUT …just like ALL things RAT…they…the Deep State…know they can “disappear” facts.

      Sooooo…How does President Trump protect & reveal the REAL facts?

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    • Paul in Seattle says:

      I agree, but they also control who we get to vote for nearly 99% of the time. Our choice is between a communist or chamber of commerce stooge. The few truly independent reps that get in are easily out voted and marginalized. Unfortunately if we don’t win this the deep state parasite will eventually collapse the host.

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  6. appraisher says:

    Ratcliffe sought interviews for the job of Director of National Intelligence with McConnell and his cartel, and they told him they were busy. If McConnell wanted Ratcliffe to have the job, he would have it right now. That slap in the face, administered by McConnell was a signal to all involved …the job would not go to Ratcliffe. Find a Swamp protector, not a determined prosecutor of the truth.

    The Turtle is as terrified of his “dirt” leaking out as the left is.

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    • Rick554 says:

      Absolutely right. McConnell is as dirty as they come, that includes the little wife too

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      • appraisher says:

        He’s a filthy backstabber, no different than the left…Paul Ryan learned that from the best. After what President Trump did for his “China Doll”, the very least McConnell owed him was his support.

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    • MGBSE says:

      McConnell showed his true RINORAT allegiance when he mocked the conservative – pro 2nd Amendment opposition during his last election.

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      • appraisher says:

        McConnell has shown his true RINORAT allegiance for the past 3.5 years by not supporting President Trump, the LEADER of his party. With all the power this old fart has, he could have made MAGA a priority, but he didn’t…confirming judges ain’t hardly enough.

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        • Dutchman says:

          McConnell didn’t merely “not support”, he has ACTIVELY BLOCKED PDJT’s MAGA agenda, at every turn.

          Do you blame McStain, a conveniently dirt napper, for the failure to R&R Obamacare?

          I guarantee you, if Mcstain had been too sick to give thumbs down, McConnell had 3 Senators warming up in the bull pen, and ready to throw the thumb.

          McConnell LIKES Obamacare, is anti2A, and in fact supports the elitist, globalist view.

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          • appraisher says:

            I agree completely Dutchman. As much as I despise the left, I abhor the establishment GOPee even more. They hide under the guise of being our “representatives”, when the only people they actually represent…is themselves. Their avarice is insatiable.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Oh, I don’t think its JUST avarice, not at the top.
              It is a lust for POWER, real power. The wealth is just the trappings of power, and a tool for wielding, in order to exert power.

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              • appraisher says:

                Money buys them the power they crave, and it also insulates them from the hoi polloi they despise.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Imagine your Mitch McConnell, amongst other things you control the Senate Campaign committee ‘warchest’.
                  If Senators obey your edicts, they get access for re-election, if not they don’t.
                  You instruct no one to vote to recess (it only takes ONE) and no recess appointments.
                  THATS POWER. To THWART the will of the POTUS with impugnity.

                  Oh, and notice how NONE of the ‘squishy republican senators’ problem arises, when it comes to recess?

                  R&R Obamacare, or fixing broken immigration, and the squishies all come out.

                  Its another DC illusion. If Mitch told them to, 52 Republicon Senators would drop their drawers, squat and sh*t LIVE, on NationalTV.

                  He OWNS them, and that my friend is POWER. Money is just a tool to achieve and wield POWER.

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                • appraisher says:

                  “He OWNS them, and that my friend is POWER. Money is just a tool to achieve and wield POWER.”
                  Thank you, you made my point exactly. Their avarice is HOW they gain and keep, the power…no money, no power.

                  p.s. “Imagine your Mitch McConnell,” He isn’t MY Mitch McConnell, I despise the b@stard. I’m a conservative that lives in NJ, I have my own problems.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Sorry, should have said “Imagine you are” not “Imagine your”. Frankly, either is a nightmare, I admit. Imagining he is “ours” or imagining, even for a second that we are him, brings shudders to me as I am sure it does to you.
                  I am in Northern Az, and one of my Senators is Kursin Synalot, the other is McSally, so yeah, I feel your pain!
                  And would love to tie the rope, that would stretch McConnels neck.

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                • appraisher says:

                  If you bring the rope, I’ll bring the horse, my friend.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Gonna take a LOT of rope,….and building gallows might be more practical.

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                • appraisher says:

                  If we were still mired in Obama’s economy, I’d say jobs for gallows builders would be a good idea, but now, bullets are cheaper and a lot more expeditious.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Well, a gallows isn’t a one time use, like a bullet.
                  A well built gallows, you can hang hundreds, even thousands.
                  Afterwards, the can be a permanent monument, on the mall.
                  A reminder “don’t let this happen, AGAIN!”
                  Don’t get that in the,same way, with bullets.

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                • appraisher says:

                  “A reminder ‘don’t let this happen, AGAIN!’ ”
                  After the Holocaust, it was “Never Again”
                  After 9/11, it was “Never Forget”
                  Complacency kills. We allowed this to happen.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Yeah, in Japan, in something like 1400’s, they had a terrible tsunami, and so erected stone markers, miles inland showing where the,water went miles inland, the idea being don’t build beyond this point.
                  They got complacent.

                  After Hurricane Betsy, which hit New Orleans, cat 5, in 1965, they had a saying in N.O.;
                  “ALWAYS keep an axe in your attic!”
                  Axe or hatchet, something to break out of the attics, where many got trapped and died.

                  But, in the intervening years they got complacent, and once,again people died in their attics, trapped by the rising water, with no way out.

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                • appraisher says:

                  Yes Dutchman, it used to be said that “it was complacency in the good times, vigilance in the bad”. but the 2nd election of Obama (the bad) seemed to demoralize us, until we woke up and elected President Trump.

                  We must stay vigilant to the ways of the left (and the GOP establishment), because they’re both looking to use our complacency set in again…and hope that it isn’t too late.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  PRAY that it isn’t too late.
                  With HIM, ALL things are possible.
                  Without HIM, nothing is possible.

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                • appraisher says:

                  God is good…He is SO good. Without His loving grace, we are nothing.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Without his grace, I would be dead and burning in hell, long time ago.

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                • appraisher says:

                  I’m a cancer survivor…without his grace and love, I wouldn’t be here talking to you, my friend.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  I was an addict, AND addicted to a life of crime, and without his direct intervention I would have died and gone to hell, a long time ago.

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                • appraisher says:

                  You and I are truly blessed♥

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                • Dutchman says:

                  We ALL ARE, its just you and I have reason to KNOW it, LOL!

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                • appraisher says:

                  Sometimes it takes a hard kick in the butt to see what’s right in front of you. I always had my faith in God, but looking death in the eye gives you a more personal relationship with Him…and the chance to see, up close, his abiding love for us.

                  My congratulations to you for traveling that long, hard road, and with His help, turning your life around. Prayers for your continued ascendancy.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Back at ya. We only truly learn from our mistakes, thats why I am such a genius, lol.

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                • appraisher says:

                  LOL. I guess I’d be considered brilliant by this point in time…mistakes aplenty and “with age comes wisdom”. Just turned 71, so I’m getting pretty good at it too.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  64, here. I was a Master level f-up, in my youth. Later, worked in a door plant, as,a Dutchman. He’s the guy that fixes all the wood,doors, that get boogered up, in the,shop.

                  I used to say that (as,a woidworker) I made,so many mistakes, that,I had to figure out how to repair, that eventually I was qualified to fix other peoples f-ups, full time.

                  But, a Dutchman also takes something damaged, and makes it whole. I had to fix the doors, so you couldn’t tell they had ever been damaged. Its,art/science, and as old,as,woodworking. Lots of tricks of the trade.

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                • appraisher says:

                  I’m a Historic home appraiser (semi-retired), and nothing makes my heart happier than preserving something, rather than discarding it. I had a garage full of antique wood pieces (columns, capitals, mantels, corbels) that I salvaged over the years, and finally got around to stripping, sanding, staining and installing in our home.

                  Old houses are like old people, full of history.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Like your last line, especially.
                  I got a chance to rework some antique doors from europe, 100’s of years old. Pegged mortise and tennon joints, all the lumber worked without power tools.
                  They were gorgeous.

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  7. jambo says:

    Optimistically Durham may be the catalyst for the necessary showdown or President Trump may be waiting until he is re-elected which, as Barry famously stated, gives him ‘more flexibility’.

    It’s highly unlikely, although possible, that President Trump doesn’t now know who are the bad actors. How to manoeuvre such entrenched players out of position is the conundrum.

    White hats – President Trump, Mike Flynn, Adm Rogers.

    Everybody else is suspect.

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    • Dutchman says:

      President Trump knows, but has to work with whats available.
      I suspect just as Sessions was fired after the mid terms, Wray, Barr at the least, will be shown the door, after the 2020 election.

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  8. Mike says:

    If Barr was in on it Holder, Pelosi, Shummer, Brennan, Comey, and the rest of the rats, as well as their scribes in the rat media wouldn’t be working overtime to attack and discredit Barr. Barr and Durham have made some very strong statements. They seem to be people who choose their words carefully.

    I don’t think they would imply indictments unless they were dammed sure they had some. I also don’t think they would travel to Italy to find Mifsud themselves, unless they didn’t trust the “hard working men and women of the FBI.” If they were in on it, they would detail some true believer like Clinesmith, or Stzrok to f*ck everything up, then be able to do a Comey, and claim they “weren’t aware” of the fraud.

    Barr is a smart guy, I believe he knows that the State, IC, FBI, and “Justice” departments are saturated with “resistance” rats. He can’t fire empty suits like Wray, Jessie Liu, or Haspel without being accused of “obstruction,” etc. There is no way they can get a replacement for Wray past a filibuster. Instead he has to out maneuver them, like he did to Mewler and Rosenstein. I suspect that is why Liu got “promoted” out of the justice department.

    You are exactly right SD, Barr/Durham need to put together bullet proof prosecutions that even the rat media can’t spin.

    Particularly Schiff, but also the rest of the rats and rat media took a big credibility hit. It is only going to get worse for them.

    Again, I’ll support Barr/Durham until I see a reason not to. I would like to see someone ask Barr what the hell Huber has been doing for three years. If Barr and Durham are for real, we will have to see indictments by early March the latest. Otherwise there is not enough time to finish by mid-summer.

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    • Dutchman says:

      You can not expect the Dems to show support, for a traitorous A.G. Only the leadership would be aware, in any case.

      They aren’t stupid enough to come out and say positive things about Barr.

      They focus on PERCEPTION, believing its more important than reality.

      So, that is a specious argument for believing in Barr.

      As are “strong statements” by Barr and Durham; again, D.C. swamp study says statements mean NOTHING.

      LOOK at,Grahams statement, at the end of Kavanaugh; couldn’t BE a stronger statement.
      Within 2 weeks he was working with those same Demicrats he said he dreaded ever getting in power again, to craft a national red letter law, while not calling hearings to counter the narrative of House Dems.
      WORDS MEAN NOTHING, you can only judge ANY in Swamp, by ACTIONS.

      And we have seen NO action from Durham, other than going to Europe, which could have been to reassure allies in IC agencies, that he and Barr would keep a lid on things.

      Lets see if S. Powell gets those misfud blackberries she has requested. Certainly Barr SHOULD be able to facilitate THAT?

      I doubt she will, which will be yet another tell, BASED ON ACTIONS, that your faith in Barr is just that; faith in the,absence of concrete reason.
      IMHO,..

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      • Bruno says:

        I can’t help but think that in any other administration, all this would have ended with the Horowitz report and no testimonial evidence of bias (if an IG investigation at all). I fear the treasonous Senate but am willing to give ’til late Spring/early Summer to maintain some semblance of faith in Justice. It’s not logical or necessary for it to go this far and no further, given past scandals and the public reaction (YOU may have knew the Big Ugly Truth before, but when did you ever matter; the public moved on). Trump won’t go down without an ugly public fight.

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  9. Jenevive says:

    Again I will ask this..If Barr is in on the coup why would he
    come out of retirement when he had NOTHING to do with the coup
    before taking the job only to be part of it now?
    What would that serve ?He would have no behavior
    that he needs to cover up?

    It makes no sense that Bill Barr who had no part in this coup
    would come out of retirement so he could now be part
    of the coup?

    Why would he put an end to Mueller and basically ruin the report
    by writing the summary he did if he was part of the coup.?

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    • WSB says:

      Barr may have resurfaced to save the Bush Family. He was announced right after Daddy Bush’s funeral.

      I thought at the time that President Trump made have made a deal with the Bush family to keep Pappa Bush out of any criminal surfacing…like the JFK history and many other events.

      Barr may be part of a deal. Thus, the reason he is half-acting on PT’s behalf.

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      • Paul in Seattle says:

        This seems likely and the hope is that Trump is threatening to make public all this dirt on everyone if he is removed. Then again the lack of an official agreement to a conflict is often times ‘the’ agreement. A political version of MAD.

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    • WSB says:

      And PS…Barr has a LONG history.

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  10. joan p calhoun says:

    I am not sure Pompeo is smarter than Trump. I think Trump is smart enough to know if he is being played. Don’t forget Trump’s Ace in the Hole, Rudy Giuliani.

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  11. Dixie says:

    Senator Burr and Senator Warner are the Chairman and Vice-Chair respectively. Both blocked Ratcliffe .

    I honestly despise those two. And especially, damn Senator Burr for representing North Carolina in such a despicable fashion.

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  12. kleen says:

    Sidney Powell. My biggest hope.

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    • GTOGUY says:

      Barr should offer Ms. Powell a job as the overseer of the DOJ, like a special aide to Barr.

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      • R*R*R&TheT-74 says:

        Kleen –

        Fully agree!! (…plus, nice to see an apparently “good guy” attorney.)

        But let’s first let her finish vindicating Flynn.

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      • Dutchman says:

        GTOGUY,
        No, Barr will do no such thing. But, after 2020 election, PDJT can accept Barr and Wrays resignations, thank for service,..ass on way out,..and then, with regret say HE is personally taking charge of DOJ and FBI, as Chief Law Enforcement officer of the land, and then appoint S.Powell as “Councilor to the President” (no confirmation necesary).
        He then tells DOJ “anything She says, comes from me”.
        I THINK, technically he,COULD do that, …

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  13. SharkDiver says:

    Wow, so you’re saying people in very powerful positions are actually corrupt? Who would have thought?

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    • free2313 says:

      SharkDiver; My take on people in very powerful positions cannot be fired, seems like they can’t be removed and can’t be removed by the President….

      Who the hell are their bosses?

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      • Judith says:

        We, the people, are in fact their bosses. We just don’t know it yet.

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      • Dutchman says:

        WHO detrimines they get the job, in the first place? Who ‘HIRES’them?

        Actually, Mitch tells POTUS who can get confirmed, so, SENATE hires them.

        WHO can call them up before oversight committees? Congress.

        WHO detirmines their salary, their departments budget, and the laws they will implement?
        CONGRESS.

        So, isn’t your Boss, the one who’s orders you follow, the one that,HIRES you, can call you on the,carpet and chew you out, detirmines your pay, and the budget you have to work with?

        CONGRESS runs the deep state; it works for them. NOT the administration.

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        • Judith says:

          Who “hires” the Congress and the Senate? Is it we, the people? Or is it George Soros?

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          • Dutchman says:

            Well, who PAYS them? They certainly aren’t working for the measly (to them, and in comparisan) Govt salary “WE” are paying them.
            Someone said they should be like stock car drivers.
            Theycan accept all the bribes they want, but need to have labels sewn on their brooks bros. Suits, for their ‘sponsors’.
            The bigger the contribution, the bigger the label. Run out of space? Can’t take any more $, and, at least we know WHO they are ‘representing’ when they sponsor legislation and vote.

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  14. kevin king says:

    In all of this I always believe Trump has deep contacts within the ‘Deep State’ from his time during the 1970s and 80s when he worked with the FBI, which he undoubtedly did. Somene is protecting him. He cannot be doing this alone.

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  15. lindashawn says:

    My husband was right. 95% of these politicians are corrupt. They have no conscience. We are just a means to increase their wallets. BUT God sees what happening and there will be justice. If we pray fervently we may not have to wait until judgement day.

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  16. Zombie says:

    Any indictments/prosecution will be in proportion to 1) public awareness and 2) public pressure on our politicians and DOJ.

    We are blocked from a great deal of public awareness because of the MSM propagandists. The media and public awareness was a big part of Watergate.
    We still can use alternate media too spread awareness to our networks.

    We are also still free to call, write, and email our public officials. There doesn’t seem much appetite to organize protests but it was nice to see some feisty MAGA this weekend.

    These are our jobs.

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  17. dawg says:

    2 questions for Sundance on your assertion of Barr:

    An example of fact: AG Holder was confident 6 months ago that Barr was “protecting the President”….

    AG Barr has deliberately misrepresented the Mueller report. He has started examinations of the conduct of Intell/FBI personnel without a predicate-for political reasons. He is protecting the President. He does not stand up for the good people he leads. He is not fit to lead DOJ.— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) May 18, 2019

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

    He has since doubled down on that assertion just recently with more criticism of the AG. Other prominent Corruptocrats have done the same….

    Mr. Barr is acting in incredibly bad faith. With this revisionist campaign to undermine a thorough, two-year IG investigation, the Attorney General is once again substituting partisan rhetoric for politically inconvenient facts. https://t.co/41KkrxMCkn— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) December 10, 2019

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

    If your assessment of Barr is accurate, one would think these two individuals, possibly above all others, would be “in-the-know” and aware of Barr’s real role being one of mitigating damage to the institutions, keeping the cover-up going, preventing any further sunlight, etc, etc….

    So my first question is this:

    1) Would we not have to believe that public statements like these from known black-hats are just examples faux outrage, attempting to gaslight the President and his allies into thinking that Barr is a white hat, etc, etc…? We should think that Holder, Warner, etc…dont really believe that Barr is protecting the Pres, they are just putting us on?

    These tweets actually sound to me like sincere concern, possible signals to the media, narrative engineers, etc…. that “we have a problem”.

    Now to set up my second question…..

    Barr was confirmed 54-45, with all Rs voting for him except for Rand Paul, and the 3 Dems voting for being Doug Jones, Manchin and Sinema. One interesting thing to note here, 1 Senator didnt vote at all. Richard Burr. Hmmm….

    https://www.politico.com/interactives/2019/william-barr-senate-confirmation-vote-count/

    Second question;

    2a) So what are the chances that what you say was exactly true at the time of Barr’s confirmation, but maybe something changed since then?

    From that Politico article above- “They also sought assurances from Barr, who will oversee Mueller’s probe, that he’d remain independent as the top law enforcement official in the nation.”

    2b) Maybe the deciders-that-be got enough “assurance” that Barr was the right guy for the job, but they were wrong? Maybe they took a little bit of a gamble, and lost?

    Im just trying to square all this. Thank you for your help.

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  18. JT says:

    SD with his usual end of the world column, yet every single move the deep state makes blows up in their face and Trump continues to make America great. I trust Trump. Maybe it is time SD did as well.

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  19. Troublemaker10 says:

    The Burr/Warner hostility towards Ratcliffe was duly noted. Ratcliffe was definitely a threat of some type to them.

    However, It seems to me Pompeo has defended Trump quite well, and seems to be implementing Trump’s foreign policy agenda, not the other way around. Pompeo and Trump seem to be on the same wave length to me.

    I haven’t decided on Barr yet. He is definitely not going to come out with guns a blazing like many of us hope for. There won’t be systemic corruption acknowledgement with major reform. There are indications there will be some accountability and reform though, I believe. Barr, to his credit, foiled the Dems on the Mueller report release, was vocal on predicate disagreement with IG report (and more), and hired a real prosecutor (who has gone against the deep state in the past) with Durham. So, I have a wait and see attitude on him. Barr is not the needed disruptor (like Trump); but still may do some good.

    Also, the elitist establishment politicians (and media) seem to have it out for both Pompeo and Barr. That makes me think they do feel threatened by them in some measure.

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  20. Mike M. says:

    Based on your argument, I don’t see where there is any hope. Is that your final contention – that despair and resignation is the only option here? If so, I’d wish you’d state that as clearly as you can. If not, I’d like you to tell us where the hope lies, as clearly as you can.

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    • sundance says:

      President Trump has 100% control over economic policy.
      President Trump has around 50% control over foreign policy.
      President Trump has little to no control over DOJ/FBI or Intel.

      Hope that helps.

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      • GTOGUY says:

        Sad but true.

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      • albertus magnus says:

        Smartest post of the day!

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      • Which is why PDJT depends on Military Intel.

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      • JoeB says:

        “President Trump has little to no control over DOJ/FBI or Intel.”

        I don’t buy that for one second!

        President Trump learns as he goes and he has “found a way” EVERY TIME it mattered.

        I don’t think you give the President the credit he deserves. This is TOO Important to let stand the way it is, and he KNOWS IT! If he doesn’t fix this mess, then America dies a slow death. Don’t think for a second that he doesn’t realize that or that he’ll leave office without a “remedy” for that.

        You can doubt it if you want, but I expect he’ll get it done.

        No, I’m not naïve, I’m a realist and every time he has been counted out, he has made his doubters become believers. When all is said and done, you’ll be a believer too!

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      • Eric Thedeplorable says:

        As entrenched as the deep state is, and as hopeless as it seems, Trump still has all the leverage. He can declassify everything tomorrow if he wants to.

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      • gda53 says:

        I think I’m right in saying he can still FIRE certain people at DOJ/FBI or Intel (though they may fight back like Comey).
        He just can’t HIRE people at DOJ/FBI or Intel unless “management” says OK. So his ‘choices’ aren’t really his choices.

        PDJT’s main thing IS the economy. So it’s most fortuitous that he has 100% control there.

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    • DebbieSemms says:

      He certainly saved us from a mass scale southern invasion.

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  21. hawkins6 says:

    “A Senate Impeachment trial is a risk…” but earlier Sen Graham was being lambasted by many here for suggesting a speedy vote and a quick ending to this travesty.

    If I was in POTUS’s position, I would not want to have my job or life in the hands of others like Burr and Warner any longer than absolutely necessary. Everybody knows the massive MSM will never report on the trial proceedings fairly and to drag the people through another lengthy trial and weeks of fake news and distortions is not prudent IMO. Few minds will likely change their opinions whether there’s a quick ending or a lengthy unnecessary trial. Most people will likely get bored and not watch after a short time.

    Committee investigations can then follow with witnesses called to try to unravel and further expose the truth if there is any real interest to do so. The Barr/Durham route has the potential of being the most promising outcome but it’s not a certainty .

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  22. Sentient says:

    I hope this doesn’t post the whole tweet chain, but look at what’s being proposed by the libs: a secret impeachment vote (“to protect senators’ safety”). There is no doubt in my mind that this is being considered by senate republicans.

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  23. Redhotrugmama says:

    I agree 1000% with SD’s assessment. Dig deep on Barr. As for Durham he reports to Barr and is controlled by Barr. Any screaming by the Dems and media about Barr is all an act. The Uniparty knows who is who and who is doing what. It is a tight knit club and we are not part of it.

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  24. Sentient says:

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    • Magabear says:

      Jeff Flake said that. I’ll say no more.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      It would be nice to know who was intimidated or threatened and by whom.

      Suspicious me thinks intimidations/threats are either fake or contrived (by fake conservative organizations who are actually progressives against progressive senators).

      A conviction of POTUS on such weak and general charges, the second of which the courts have not had a chance to decide on, IMO would precipitate a war. High priority targets would be high-ranking Democrats and Republicans who voted to convict. Are they really sure they want to go down this route?

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    • DeWalt says:

      They think a secret vote to remove our President and disenfranchise 63 million voters for absolutely nothing. will save them from repercussions. They truly are oblivious to our mood. Do they not understand there will be no Republic after this. Especially with the criminal actions of a good portion of our government. Really

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    • Kaco says:

      Jeff Flake could very well be truthful, I bet there are 75 Senators who would like to convict our President. But on these charges? It would be political suicide. The entire Republic knows it’s a farce. No secret vote on their secret desires.

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    • dogsmaw says:

      So I was trying to follow the logic behind this tweet, and what is being proposed. Went to the dang twitter account and what do I find…

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  25. King Arthur says:

    Maybe some of these agencies need to be dissolved by Executive Action as a clear and present danger to the Republic. Use the military to do it and use combatant commands (DIA etc) in similar veins to replace. Somewhat like the NSA fiasco.

    “Warner Burr” wont have much to oversee.

    Just sayin’…..

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  26. Deplorable Canuck says:

    Sundance, I have not the temerity to dispute your thesis herein. You know more on this issue than I ever will. My only question, and the reason I hesitate to buy in completely, has to do with Barr’s clear efforts to position his department in proper respect to the separation of powers, as his, in my opinion brilliant lecture, attempted to do. Does this not make him more an ally of Trump and less a handler or manager of the status quo of the institutions? I remain somewhat confused as to if Barr is friend or foe to the white house in your understanding?

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  27. Sundance, with all due respect I don’t believe that the “awful conspiracy” that you describe is really as awful as you present it – that is to say, as hopeless as you present it. I do not believe that the entire apparatus of our Government is, in fact, a perfect-storm of aligned criminal interests which owns every piece on the chessboard. Although I think they think they do.

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  28. Sentient says:

    One thing Seth Abramson says that I agree with: the president should publicly implore his supporters from even the slightest hint of intimidation against senators. That would work to remove the rationale for a secret ballot.

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    • sundance says:

      Re-read what you have written and see if it is actually what you intended.

      Either way, re-write it.

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      • Sentient says:

        What I meant is that the president should remove the liberals’ excuse about the supposed “need” for a secret ballot by making a statement to the effect that he’s confident that his supporters would never threaten any elected officials and that he, of course, rejects any attempt to intimidate any elected official.

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        • Raptors2020 says:

          By that logic, shouldn’t every vote in the House or Senate be a secret ballot? After all, someone will be upset by nearly every result (except the proclamation of national 🍕 pizza day, and Weight Watchers might object to that). Except, the President couldn’t be granted the luxury of anonymity; an unnamed President vetoed the Bill? Uh, no..

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        • DeWalt says:

          There is nothing he could say to ease his supporters. It’s a sham. The whole thing designed to hide a criminal enterprise. They are playing with fire.

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        • Mike Van says:

          How does that square with the president needing Graham’s support in judiciary. And at the same time seeing leaks about pulling our troops out of Afghanistan? That will make lindsy’s head explode!! He just taunts the hell out of the swamp!!

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        • Hans says:

          My guess they could have “rogue” agent take some wild pot shots at Graham or McConnell to substantiate a private vote. A cornered rat is way more dangerous.

          Elimination of risk will be a priority for PDT and the deep state.

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    • Revelation says:

      Reality has nothing to do with it. They’ll lie and fabricate events if needed.

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    • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

      So you’re suggesting that another round of anonymous people, this time jurors, in the most important decision of our lives, is OK?

      The Rhinos can’t hide behind a secret ballot anyway. They hold the majority and will be held accountable.

      My family’s been chased, spit on and harassed for our choice of President for years. Oooooh the poor babies! Who outlawed dueling anyway? Liberals?

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      • Sentient says:

        I’m not suggesting that at all. A secret senate ballot would be an outrage and a scheme by which senate republicans could vote to oust the president while thinking they could individually hide from their perfidy. The only thing I agreed with Abramson about (and for an entirely different reason) is that it might be a good idea for the president to publicly disavow any attempt to intimidate senators – because it would help take away the Dems’ claim that a secret ballot is needed to ensure senators’ safety.

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  29. ezgoer says:

    IMO Barr and Durham’s plan is to slow walk the investigation and delay, delay, delay. There is already talk not to expect anything from Durham until summer 2020. Summer? The conventions are in July. They won’t put out anything because they “can’t interfere with the election”. Even if they do
    indict a couple lower profile types the trials will easily get delayed and delayed until after the election. I believe Barr knows the vote tabulation will ensure Trump loses in PA, MI, WI. All states controlled by Democrats at every level. Easy to hide and cover any shenanigans. Then the new Democrat AG will dismiss the charges after taking office. I may decide to write this up as novel of political intrigue.

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    • DebbieSemms says:

      You had me until your ridiculous statement- ” I believe Barr knows the vote tabulation will ensure Trump loses in PA, MI, WI.”

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  30. Publius Syrus says:

    SD, your construct is logical but very depressing.
    I really hope Pompeo is more honorable than you infer.
    I’m giving Barr the benefit of the doubt, but if Durhams investigation results are slid from summer to “after the election” for the good of the country we had best all walk every district to get out the vote, and donate every red cent…or we are well an truly screwed if Trump loses…

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    • Kaco says:

      I keep hoping people like Pompeo and even our VP, who claim to be praying Christian men, have better scruples than what is being supposed. Otherwise, I don’t know how they can reconcile themselves to God.

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  31. WECIEU says:

    You are missing the elephant in the room that is just across the river in Northern VA. Operators and military intelligence that are loyal to the Constitution and President Trump. People like Admiral Rodgers who is one of the great American heroes of our time

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  32. Perot Conservative says:

    Horrible to consider, but possible.

    But then that makes attorneys John Durham & Nora R. Dannehy also corrupt? … Durham did investigate the 101 counts of CIA torture, and found them innocent of 99? So I guess that might support your contentions.

    1. Nora R. Dannehy corrupt? (And then the supposed flipping of Gina Haspel – spin?)

    2. If Barr is the Cleaner, why – very publicly – say spying did occur, days into.his job? Why double down a few weeks later in Central America? (He could have simply done a Comey, Huber, or Sessions act.)

    3. When recently purge suspect DOJ attorney’s Jessie Liu & Ed O’Callaghan?

    4. Who leaked or gave the new, recent, damning Page-Strzok texts to Attorney Sidney Powell?

    5. Why unredact the recent OIG / Wolfe dates , when zero MSM outlets note it?

    Sure, Pompeo could be Swamp… or is he beating them at their own game?

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  33. Sundance is absolutely correct in his assessments, to a point. There is a YUGE unknown involved and that is President Donald J. Trump. We do not know his thoughts, “plans”, or how this will progress with so many seriously bad actors involved.

    But, and y’all can mock me all you want, call me a “trusty planny”, “Qtard”, or whatever else you like, I believe the swamp will be drained. I believe that WE will be on the winning side for a change. There is far too much evil already exposed and much moar to come. I’ve been with Trump since the escalator ride, and am going to stay on the rollercoaster train.

    My bottom line is this… there is no way on earth that his plans would be known to us as they would be known to the enemy as well. The enemy being those traitors that have held our nation and liberty hostage for our entire lives.

    We can, and will be successful. I tell you all, we have the Natural Creator on our side, unless we give up, do nothing, or turn bad actors ourselves, we will win this battle of the #WAR and live to fight many moar days.

    Trust the Natural Creator that you all believe brought us our VSG Master Troll President Trump!

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  34. Robin Ruprecht says:

    The hope inside of me remains in the prophecy of Kim Clement. He said something along the lines of “they will cry Impeach!! Impeach!! But no, they will fail. I have devised a plan so brilliant that only I could have planned it.” With so many twists and turns and so many unknowns, I have faith that the Lord was speaking to us through Kim’s prophecies and the plan truly is so brilliant that no one will see what’s coming before the plan unfolds in it’s entirety. In this massive spiderweb of corruption, it is the only hope I have.

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  35. Jus wundrin says:

    Congress, especially the Senate, of which I detest, has forgotten who they work for: US.

    Screw protocal, niceties, and formalities, its past time to get in their faces and demand that they do what WE elected them to do.

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  36. Justin Green says:

    I’d say toss the impeachment out as quickly as possible. The Senate is not the place to try to expose Joe and Hunter Biden. Barr needs to be looking into this as AG. There is plenty of evidence to meet the “incredibly low standard” of beginning an investigation, right IG Horowitz?

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    • deplorable says:

      “There is plenty of evidence to meet the “incredibly low standard” of beginning an investigation, right IG Horowitz?”

      I noticed that “incredibly low standard” as BS too! The “incredibly low standard” for the FBI’s opening of an investigation was because it was against political enemies they wanted to prosecute. Why wasn’t there an “incredibly low standard” for opening investigations up against Hillary or the Clinton Foundation or Biden & Ukraine?

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  37. Ray says:

    Another tell is the lack of FBI-DoJ whistleblowers.

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    • Despicable Me says:

      The Whistleblowers Protection Act mandates certain procedures to which whistleblowers must adhere when reporting violations of law, procedures or rules; gross abuse; misuse of funds; and mismanagement. Whistleblowers are required by this statue as well as, depending on their agency of employment, by some agency rules which specify the designated channels available to receive a whistleblowers reporting. Not surprisingly, the MSM or any other media you may happen watch/listen to/read are NOT supported reporting mechanisms. If (operative word) there are whistleblowers and they are filing their complaints appropriately, YOU would not know.

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      • Despicable Me says:

        If a whistleblower inadvertently reports to an undesignated mechanism like say an immediate superior (who is not typically designated as an appropriate receiver) the whole complaint can be dropped like a hot potato because the whistleblower didn’t follow the rules. No one cares that what the whistleblower is reporting my be of exponentially greater import than accurately navigating the whistleblower statue and agency rules. Legitimate whistleblowers are not routinely treated in the same manner as the ICIG treated the recent infamous anonymous whistleblower.

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  38. negasht7 says:

    Is the same “approval process” used when selecting/approving SCOTUS? When it comes down to it are Gorsuch and Kavanaugh controlled (though maybe tools to be used sparingly or as last resort)?

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  39. mynameisasherlev says:

    Much as I think Glenn Beck is bonkers, I kind of liked his facebook suggestion to make impeachment a really big production, with sword swallowers and everything. He could be very right about that and PDJT knows how to choreograph a show.

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    • Raptors2020 says:

      The impeachment trial might be the only opportunity to reach the public with the truth. Millions of Democrats truly believe Russian Collusion. They are prisoners in a cave, only perceiving the world by the shadows on the wall (I just made that up).

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    • SuzyAZ says:

      Doesn’t Lindsey determine whether it is short or long? Despite Trump’s wishes?

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  40. MD says:

    On a positive note, Trump supporters as well as POTUS himself are well aware that most in his cabinet and congress are not working in his or the country’s best interest. They are working for their own interests and nobody should expect them to nominate anyone who could expose them or their corruption.

    I remember seeing an interview with Melania a couple years ago where she basically said the Trump’s don’t trust anyone around them in the white house / cabinet. The good news is we are all well aware of the deep state trying to control the President which was not always the case with past presidents (we weren’t as clued in on the deep state). This knowledge of the situation will manifest itself at the ballot box on election day just like it did in the UK for Boris Johnson. Over time the swamp will be cleaned up.

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  41. pocaMAGAjunta says:

    If the cabinet is acting as the president’s handlers on behalf of the Uni-party, then the survival of our republic will depend on the loyalties of the military.

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  42. jeans2nd says:

    It is rather amusing to read all who disagree and choose to argue with Sundance.
    Trust me, kids, you will only do it once.

    One bright spot is Pres Trump already knew most, if not all, of this going in. Pres Trump has been working with these corrupt gubmint people, at all levels – local, state, federal, and global – for what, 50-some years, only from the other side. The only thing Pres Trump may have lacked was all the names.

    What will be even more amusing is when D.C. finally wakes up and realizes Pres Trump has been playing their game better than they.
    Rest easy, kids. Have a great evening.
    And thanks for another great write-up, Sundance.

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    • Eric says:

      Not according to Sundance. He is contending that the President is being duped.

      “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.”

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    • Patience says:

      I agree.
      >Hope and pray.

      I have no proof… except, Donald Trump is not one that takes defeat nor failure lightly.

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    • Kaco says:

      I believe our POTUS knows, and he may act disarmingly about it, too. However, it doesn’t change the fact there are many more of them with their own leverage.

      Ex. What will McConnell get from POTUS in order for him to not be convicted?

      Yes, we, the People know they have nothing but who knows if the Senate will turn despite what we know. Keep in mind, McConnell would rather be a minority leader with a steady income. Even at that, he is probably set for life and another RINO will take his place as minority leader. Republicans like to play the victim of the Dems, that’s what they’re good at, while still accomplishing Uniparty and Deep State goals.

      In other words, they let the Dems do their dirty work.

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  43. Robert Smith says:

    The UK voters never abandoned Maggie, she got shivved in the back by her own.

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  44. mtg50 says:

    This is pre-Trump analysis in the Trump era. If the coup attempt played out the way the deep state planned, President Trump would be gone by now. But he is here and stronger and the deep state is here and weaker. Do not over estimate its current power. So much has happened and has been exposed that they would have prevented had they had the power. They no longer have the power to prevent what AG Barr and Durham are doing, which is to gather incontrovertible evidence and bring indictments..

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  45. Rynn69 says:

    Sundance – ok. So it boils down to the corrupt will protect the corruption. Makes sense.

    But aside from voting the corrupt politicians out, how are the American people going to fix this? How is a U.S. President going to get around appointments from a corrupted Senate committee? To me, this is the exact thing two-faced Bill Barr is speaking out of the other side of his mouth. How are we going to prevent one branch of government’s tyranny over another? If the American people always elect an outsider, what good does that do if the corrupt legislative branch controls appointments?

    Is there a way around appointments? If the economy is controlled by PDJT, then does he not have leverage in other areas?

    I simply cannot believe this useless scenario. There is NO WAY in America we are going to be alright with a corrupted justice system allowing a small fraction of the people to get away with huge crimes. Perhaps answers would help…

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    • WSB says:

      President Trump has the authority to shut these executive agencies down. I know the other branches will squeal. However, I honestly believe it is time to uproot much of our now corrupt government.

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  46. Payday says:

    I realize Barr was confirmed by the swamp. He served in the CIA and was a Bush appointee. So I expect the swampy Senate suspects he won’t rock the boat. But I’m not so sure. He served as AG in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He may be more old school and have more respect for the constitution and rule of law then the swamp expects. At least that’s what I’m hoping. He could be the real wild card in all this.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I feel as you do, that Barr might feel that this is all getting out of hand. Removal of a president is clear grounds to reset the balance of power in the swamp.

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    • Kaco says:

      Maybe…Pompeo feels as MAGA as our President but he has to act like he is “handling” the President to the Deep State. Kind of like a double agent, except he is not keeping things from POTUS.

      What a mess.

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  47. SuzyAZ says:

    Well that was a downer…

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  48. If Attorney Durham presents an air tight case against Warner, Wolfe, et all – I interpret SD is saying only then will AG Barr move forward?

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  49. Kaco says:

    I thought I read somewhere a couple weeks ago, someone reported or was quoted that Pompeo is “handling” POTUS.

    Well, anytime I’d express that Pres Trump is and has been vulnerable, that his appointees can be traitors or may not be trustworthy, all I’d get is “Eeyore” or “You’re calling Pres Trump stupid.”

    Can we please stop with that business? Because Sundance just laid out how vulnerable our POTUS truly is and ever was the entire time for everyone to understand. There has been no “plan” to drain the swamp. Pres Trump could not have choreographed the last entire three years that some people have supposed. And that Gen Flynn volunteered to be the bait to start the drain of the swamp. I bet that there is no way anything of that sort happened. He and the others were put through the Mueller ringer, now including Roger Stone. They have been devastated financially and some physically. Lots of fantastical thinking and thinking that POTUS is some magic, omniscient person who has had total control over the situation the entire time. Yes, I believe God put him into office but we also don’t know if this is, indeed, the beginning of the End Times either. We don’t know God’s plan. We can only hope and pray.

    But it sure does look to me that the corruption is much stronger than our President. How can one man who was an outsider clean out decades of this, that has only gotten worse and more than likely increased 10 fold with the Obama administration. The entire legacy press is against what is good and right and that is our first problem. And so are all the other politicians in positions of power like this SSCI. How they are allowing him to proceed as best as possible with his economic agenda I have no idea. But that is one place where our POTUS is having some success.

    This is reality. I keep hoping for justice but actions speak louder than words. So, to be determined.

    But no more Eeyore or claiming we are calling POTUS stupid when we are upset with an appointee. If that isn’t “trust the plan” thinking and acting like Pres Trump is some magic man ,then I don’t know what is. He is extremely smart, but he is up against many against him who may have better connections.

    I’m still worried about voter fraud and election fraud with Soros machines with no paper trail. NOTHING has been done about that, POTUS agenda was blocked on that, too.

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    • Dutchman says:

      I respond with counter arguements, with conviction, when commenters post BLAMING PDJT, or criticising him for his appointments.
      Such critisisms can only come from willful ignorance, in refusing to see how ‘advice and consent’, as dilineated in the,Constitution, has morphed into “you’ll take who we TELL you to take!”

      And I NEVER believed that hogwash, that Flynn deliberately,…whatever.

      I do believe,PDJT, using 1/5 the,$, and a staff of under 100, with NO previous political experience, running against the MSM, the Clinton machine, the,Republicons, and the,deep state, won the election.
      I won’t go into the loooong list of ‘impossibles’ he has accomplished, so far.

      So, I wouldn’t bet against him draining the swamp, before he is,done.

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    • dawg says:

      With God, all things are possible. Pray.

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  50. TreeClimber says:

    Well damn. And I liked Pompeo.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Someone on here asked a while back how come all these swamp denizens are coming out of State and causing problems? As crappy as the FBI and DOJ are at least we’ve had an almost complete turnover of the power structure.

      The State Department seems to be an unending Swamp filled with cocksure administrative experts. The question that has been asked in the past is what has or is Pompeo doing to shape up the State Department?

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      • Rhi says:

        Also, what did Pompeo do regarding cleaning up the CIA? The thing that always gave me pause with Pompeo was when POTUS asked Bill Binney to meet with Pompeo re “hack of the emails” and much more there seemed to be no follow thru, no disclosure.

        It is possible that things are being kept close to the vest but more than likely Sundance is correct that the swamp is stymying POTUS in every way but economically.

        POTUS still has options, one of which is to lay it all out to the public declassifying/ documenting all the deep state traitors obstruction and sabotage of MAGA agenda.

        He did say that at some point he “may have to get involved”.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Treeclimber;
      Don’t feel bad, I liked Bolton, and (for awhile) T-rex, and even Haley.

      Never liked Romney tho. Never….
      So, theres that!

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    • Cruiser 55 says:

      I’ve NEVER trusted Pompeo. Remember this?
      ‘William Binney, who worked more than three decades at the National Security Agency before stepping down as technical director in 2001, met with Pompeo on Oct. 24 to discuss a July report he co-authored suggesting DNC emails were leaked, rather than hacked.’
      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cia-director-stands-by-belief-russia-hacked-dnc-after-meeting-skeptic-at-trumps-urging
      Binney could prove the DNC was leaked, not hacked. Did this info ever make it back to PDJT? Considering the current health status of Assange I would venture to guess…no.

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    • Razor1 says:

      Well treeClimber I’m with you on that. I’ve wondered about him though because I knew he was a critter because he’s been in so deep for so long.

      Sundance I do see a way out of this mess. It’s legal and executable…It’s CZAR time! Binney for national Security czar…Rudy for doj czar…Admiral Rodgers for State Department czar…(he seems to be the only one with fairly clean hands on these issues)…and so on.

      I would do Binney first (and NOW) then do others after the next election. At that point Don can reset the SSCI or make Mitch drop the hammer on them and expose them all. A little leaking could be helpful too!

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    • dougofthenorth says:

      Sorry not buying this outcome. The reasoning seems sound, however, it gives no credit to the president for his ability to recognize when and if he is being “managed”. The president does not strike me a the kind of leader that will take kindly to even an inkling of a subordinate approaching his interactions with the feel of being managed, arrogance is the conjoined twin of a managed agenda. I do not see it in Pompeo.
      I do not think all of these agency heads are working for the deep state, particularly Pompeo. Actions speak louder than words and you would have to agree Pompeo is getting things done presumably at the presidents behest. I do not know but just think SD cast too wide a net on this one.
      Reading this site is like riding a roller coaster. Yesterday was a high, today starting out to be a nose dive with this point of view.

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    • swal106 says:

      Now wait a minute here. You mean to tell me that the Director of the CIA, NSA and the Director Of National Intelligence are controled by the Senate Select Committee Of Intelligence? Is it any wonder then WHY there were spies placed in the White House? THIS cannot be allowed. So this revelation then makes it crystal clear that Trump appears to be the ONLY person in authority in, DC that DID NOT abuse his authority. EVERY single one of those people in the SSCI are also guilty of abusing their authority. WHO are they that they can tell the President that he can’t have Ratcliffe as his director there? This is absurd. Is there any reason why then, that the entire State Department thinks that they can completley have their own agenda and think that they have no duty to honor the President’s orders? This is UNACCEPTABLE.

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      • mortgagesforthemasses says:

        I believe this committee were spied on by Obama’s CIA and they did nothing about it. Think about that. The IC hacked their computer files. Compromised is an understatement.

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