Sketchy Changes to IG FISA Report Cover-Up Major Discrepancy in First Version…

There was a major discrepancy in the Inspector General report on FISA abuse, that appears to have been overlooked and casts a considerable cloud upon the DOJ Office of Inspector General and Michael Horowitz.

In chapter ten of the report, on page #312 you will find the following information.  The claim is that no-one in the FBI initiated any use of “Confidential Human Sources” into the campaign prior to opening the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.  Read Carefully:

(Page #312 – pdf link)

“In our review, we did not find any evidence that the FBI used CHSs or UCEs to interact with members of the Trump campaign prior to the opening of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.”…

However, in the very next chapter (#11, page #400), in the original IG report as released on December 9th, 2019, you will find the following statement:

(Page #400 – pdf link)

The two statements are completely contradictory.

Carter Page and George Papadopoulos started working for the Trump campaign in early March 2016.  The Crossfire Hurricane investigation began on July 28th, 2016.

If the FBI tasked CHS’s before and after they were affiliated with the Trump campaign, that was certainly before the opening of Crossfire Hurricane.   That statement was also included in the original Executive Summary (page xvi) as below:

The IG report was modified after publication to change this paragraph to:

“We determined that the Crossfire Hurricane team tasked several CHSs and UCEs during the 2016 presidential campaign, which resulted in multiple interactions with Carter Page and Papadopoulos, both during and after the time they were affiliated with the Trump campaign”…

However, that still presents an issue with this statement:

“In our review, we did not find any evidence that the FBI used CHSs or UCEs to interact with members of the Trump campaign prior to the opening of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.  All of the members of the Crossfire Hurricane team told the OIG that no investigative steps of any type were taken prior to receipt of the predicating information for the Crossfire Hurricane investigation on July 28, 2016, and we found no evidence to the contrary.

If no investigative steps “of any type” were taken prior to July 28th, 2016, then how does George Papadopoulos run afoul of meeting(s) being monitored in March 2016 with the “overseas professor” Joseph Mifsud (DOJ Statement of Offense – Papadopoulos):

Indeed the original IG report text would indicate that George Papadopoulos was subject to Confidential Human Sources (CHS’s) and/or Undercover Employees (UCE’s) during the earliest part of his activity with the Trump campaign (literally within a week), and would refute the claim “we did not find any evidence that the FBI used CHSs or UCEs to interact with members of the Trump campaign prior to the opening of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation” (July 31st, 2016).

That revelation and conflict is likely why the IG had to modify the text of the report after publishing it.

By modifying the language to “during and after“, the tasks against Papadopoulos could be somewhat reconciled…. so long as the IG report also stated that Mifsud was not a tasked source against Papadopoulos in March…. however, how did the DOJ know about the content of the conversation in order to use it against Papadopoulos in 2017?

The FBI sticking to the statement that: “all of the members of the Crossfire Hurricane team told the OIG that no investigative steps of any type were taken prior to receipt of the predicating information for the Crossfire Hurricane investigation on July 28, 2016” is a very strong motive to bury Maltese Professor Joseph Mifsud.

Is that why Mifsud was disappeared?

Was Mifsud disappeared because the DOJ and FBI needed to cover-up the use of any CHS prior to the official opening of Crossfire Hurricane on July 31st?

Is that why Mifsud went into hiding?

Is that why Mifsud recorded a police statement with his attorney before he went into hiding?

Is that why AG Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham went to listen to that recording?

Keep in mind this is AG Bill Barr’s DOJ inspector general now saying no CHS’s were used prior to the opening of Crossfire Hurricane.

Is that why U.S. Attorney John Durham said:

“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff. However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department.

Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”(link)

Was the original IG report correct when it said twice that: “we determined that the Crossfire Hurricane team tasked several CHSs and UCEs during the 2016 presidential campaign, which resulted in multiple interactions with Carter Page and Papadopoulos, both before and after the time they were affiliated with the Trump campaign” ?

It seems unlikely a mistake of that importance, on a key and very specific issue, could be made twice in an heavily reviewed inspector general report.  However, if the IG didn’t change the text then this statement would be a lie:

The FBI wouldn’t try to lie and cover-up to protect themselves right?

Right?

Boy, if the FBI is lying to the IG about predictation that would put Durham and Barr in a precarious position.

Preserve the institution, or highlight that FBI leadership have lied?

Is that why FBI Agent SSA-1, Joseph Pientka, the primary culprit in this mess, was shipped to San Francisco and then scrubbed?

I mean we’re putting a ton of ‘hope’ on the moral character of John Durham and Bill Barr to tell the truth here…. and there are clear and present signals the current FBI backstory is full of lies, bigger than what is currently known.

Joseph Mifsud is the key.  No surprise he disappeared.

What would the intelligence community, especially the CIA and FBI, do to retain their lies?

Unfortunately, I think we all know the answers to most of those questions.

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I think what we don’t see happening is shouting at us….

….the question is: are we brave enough to hear the silence.

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392 Responses to Sketchy Changes to IG FISA Report Cover-Up Major Discrepancy in First Version…

  1. JImmy says:

    It would be great if someone could figure this out immediately after IG report and ask him about it directly during congressional hearing. Anything after that, is lost in the weed.

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  2. tax2much says:

    Just a couple of observations here.
    1. This was an IG report. Basically management’s internal auditor reporting to management so they can right any wrongs. It really was never intended to provide any justice. The DOJ has thousands of lawyers and investigators that could have investigated criminal behaviour at any time. They have NEVER needed the IG to do squat.
    2. If there will be any criminal prosecutions it will come from Durham or nowhere. Time will tell if this is a real investigation or merely another head fake to buy time. I’m betting on a real prosecution for a few scapegoats with all of the higher ups escaping entirely.

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    • jbowen82 says:

      The thing to keep in mind is the DC jury problem. It is impossible to empanel a jury that does not include at least one die-hard Trump-hating Democrat who will never, ever vote to convict. The process may have to be the punishment, in many cases.

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      • andrewlbc says:

        Red state Attorney’s Generals need to get together and file RICO charges against these scumbags in the Federal Government if this criminal enterprise is allowed to continue. It’s the only way we’ll see any measure of justice IMO.

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  3. Doppler says:

    I’m remembering that idea from Machiavelli about, if you’re going to attack the King, you’d better kill him, except, applied here, it is, if you’re going to attack the Deep State, you’d better kill it or else it will kill you.

    The trickle, trickle of Q’s drops, and Sundance’s insights so far ain’t killing anybody, doesn’t even slow them down. Instead, they engage many of us who care about the republic in endless hours of searching for the bottom of a bottomless pit.

    I like to think President Trump has everything covered, and he certainly behaves that way, but it is impossible to fathom how it is supposed to play out.

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    • bjmatl says:

      Well said!
      Very astute, insightful, and reasoned.
      …and with no appeal to divine intervention or wishful pollyannism.
      How uncommon.

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    • girlyman514 says:

      Did it ever occur to you why nothing is happening? We have the most powerful man in the world, who has the means and access to the best legal minds in the country with enough evidence at their disposal than at O.J.Simpson’s trial, yet the swamp has managed to turn the tables and look whose facing a trial.

      One would have to be really naive to believe all his picks in the DOJ and Homeland Security have been unfortunate mistakes by coincidence. I personally don’t take Trump to be an honorable man. That leaves only a couple of choices for me, him and his administration is compromised or complicit.

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      • Uncle Sam says:

        POTUS is a pragmatist who will, as this suggests, find honor if it is useful. That being said, looking at all the evidence I’ve seen reported, I find him to be the most honorable in honoring his promises to the public, and not so honorable as to allow himself or his family to be destroyed by the unscrupulous machinations of the snake pit he has been thrown into. If you see a more honorable actor in this farce, please tell me. The only consolation so far is that a farce is not a tragedy, but a form of comedy that ends happily. Happily, Donald J. Trump does not have enough honor to be a tragic hero. Recall Brutus’s irony, “And so are they all honorable men.” Donald Trump may be enough of a pragmatist just to be able to come out of all this laughing. That alone will make America a better place. What more do you want, honor too?

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    • Uncle Sam says:

      That’s what makes it interesting and real. Relax and enjoy the show. We will be able to see Ken Starr, Alan Dershewitz, and Rudolph Guliani at work. That alone should be worth the price of admission. As a bonus, add Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, and Devin Nunes. This is history in the making. You don’t get to see something like this everyday. Do Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Gerold Nadler have a prayer. This could be the best thing to happen to America since the dramatic end of WWII.

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  4. Bill Henslee says:

    The estimated net worth of Barack Obama in 2019 is 70 million dollars, most of it accumulated during and after his Presidency. How many books would he have to sell to earn that much money? That would probably be the best selling book of all time.

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    • mugzey302 says:

      The sewer rat!

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    • starfcker says:

      The FED printed at least four or five trillion dollars during Obama’s presidency. So we are talking four or five MILLION MILLION dollars. I’m too lazy to do the math, but 70 million dollars isn’t even a rounding error on money like that. Obama came cheap.

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    • booger71 says:

      Barry and Big Mike got a big chunk from their Netflix deal

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    • Jon Hale says:

      Schweizer’s book Hidden Empires explained how some of Obama’s friends operated “Smash and Grab” operations in industries that Obama targeted.

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      • Xena Laminak says:

        THANK YOU! I couldn’t remember where I saw how publishers are used as money laundering schemes. The give the advance, publish X copies and have someone buy up the copies. I’m pretty sure that even if every library in the world bought a copy, it wouldn’t amount to much.

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  5. TradeBait says:

    sundance – we know the fix is in. So thank you for highlighting the truth to confirm.

    We the People have been calling for the shuttering of the current FBI while having the US Marshals take over. There is nothing of value to preserve, it is corrupt to the core as is the DOJ in many sections. Chris Farrell called this two years ago and has been proven to be correct.

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  6. Libertybella says:

    Again I say…”Occupy DOJ” and shut it down for days and burn DOJ and FBI swamp creatures in effigy…..burn baby burn!

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  7. Lee Moore says:

    I have to say I’m struggling with sundance’s logic here.

    Yes, the IG originally wrote “before and after” and yes, he the changed it to “during and after.” Presumably he would argue that the first effort was a mistake. People do make mistakes.

    But sundance then goes on to argue that even “during and after’ is inconsistent with the Statement of Offense, in which the FBI produces various “in truth and in fact” statements which contradict Papadopoulos’s earlier claims. And that consequently the FBI must have been running a CHS to monitor the meetings with Mifsud (or that Mifsud himself was a CHS.)

    But this doesn’t follow. So long as George was willing to plead guilty and affirm the contents of the Statement of Offense, the FBI don’t need any other proof of what Mifsud said. The “in truth and in fact” comes from George’s own admission (whether truthfully recited or composed under FBI pressure) – it doesn’t mean the FBI had some other independent source for what Mifsud said.

    Of course, they may have had some other source, but the facts as presented do not require that.

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    • sundance says:

      Statement of offense does not include the participation of the accused.

      It is assembled pre-arrest.

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      • Lee Moore says:

        The Statement of Offense you linked to is a court filing dated 5 October 2017. Papadopoulos was arrested ten weeks before, on 27 July 2017. The Statement of Offense has an attached Defendant’s Acceptance also dated 5 October 2017, signed by Papadopoulos.

        Obviously the Statement would have been drafted some time before 5 October 2017, but whenever it was drafted, it was clearly drafted on the basis that Papadopoulos was going to sign his acceptance of it. So as I say, if the government knows that George is going to sign up to whatever they write, they can write what they want, with no further proof.

        Exactly the same thing is evident in Flynn’s case. The government filed a Statement of Offense that he lied about his conversation with the Russian Ambassador. Flynn signed his acceptance of it. That’s all the government needs. It doesn’t have to have any independent evidence, beyond Flynn’s acceptance, and at least in Flynn’s case, the likelihood is that there is none.

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        • Lee Moore says:

          I should add that, thanks to Sidney Powell and Techno Fog, we know for a fact that Flynn’s Statement of Offense was negotiated between the government and Flynn’s lawyers because we have seen drafts of it with amendments, in particular an amendment striking out the “knowingly” bit which is the fundamental point of conflict between Powell and von Grack.

          So while the Statement of Offense is formally a government filing, to which the Defendant (if he’s going to plead guity) adds his acceptance, it’s clear that in the case of a guilty plea, it’s a document negotiated between prosecution and defense.

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          • billybob says:

            So what’s your point ?
            Sure , the government through their lawyers can squeeze anybody they like and throw them in jail or worse if they so please and they have a piece of paper signed by the “ guilty “ party agreeing to to their guilt. Are you satisfied with that ? . All the T’s crossed and the I’s dotted , is all that counts ?
            Does “Truth “ and “ Justice “ have any part to play in the Statement of Offense or is it just another government form one signs when you have no alternatives presented to you by the government ? When the government has a conviction rate of 99.8% in the Federal courts I would say that tells you everything you need to know about what the government thinks about “Truth” and “ Justice “ when they present their target with a Statement of Offense to sign .

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            • Lee Moore says:

              My point is that the fact that the government says that something is so “in truth and in fact” in a Statement of Offence filed with the court, to which a defendant pleading guilty signs his acceptance, is not evidence that the government has some evidence for that something, over and above the defendant’s acknowledgment.

              Thus the fact that the government says “in truth and in fact” about what went on during Mifsud’s meeting with Papadopoulos is not evidence that the government was monitoring that meeting in real time. It might simply be an ex post facto acknowledgement by
              Papadopoulos of what the government put to him.

              FWIW there’s something decidedly peculiar about Papadopoulos’s experience in all this which is not entirely consistent with the theory that it’s all, and only, part of a scheme by the FBI and/or CIA to dirty up Trump. In particular, Papadopoulos seems to have been invited to the London school of weird and shady characters before he had anythng to do with Trump. It may be that he was originally targetted for non Trump related reasons by someone who may not have been the CIA – eg Hakluyt perhaps – in connection with something middle eastern. And then when he signed on to the Trump campaign, whoever had been grooming him decided “Wow, that’s a piece of luck ! Now we can sell him to Brennan !”

              The timing indcates that Mifsud came on the scene as soon as the Trump connection arose, as so that was indeed to do with dirtying up Trump. But prior to Mifsud there was all sorts of courtship that seems to have predated Trump.

              Papadop’s connection with the Carson campaign seems a very thin reed on which to balance a Brennan scheme – Carson was always a no hoper, not worth Brennan calling in favors from foreign pals.

              It’s all very mysterious, and although Papadop was obviously moved into the slot for dirtying up Trump when that opportunity presented itself, it’s not at all clear what was going on before that.

              Anyway that’s all off topic. On topic I’m jst saying that I think this is one of sundance’s rare damp squibs. I don’t think he’s found what he thinks he’s found. Apart from a very embarrassing typo by the IG.

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              • Elle says:

                “Apart from a very embarrassing typo by the IG.”

                Other than that Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?

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              • billybob says:

                So the Statement of Offense could be a total bunch of lies . It’s just a government form that has been signed for reasons that are not declared . “ In truth and in fact “ have not been proven in a court of law and we are supposed to take the government’s word that the Truth and it’s Facts are represented by the admission of guilt by the signer of the Statement of Offense.
                Most of us know the drill ala Spygate and I would wholeheartedly agree with Sundance that it is not a typo , it’s an obvious CYA because we already know Spygate predates Crossfire . The devil is in the details . Lies to cover lies to cover lies .

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    • ILOT says:

      I might be missing something here. Sure, the docs are dated 5 Oct, but it doesn’t account for what was being said, claimed or represented to the accused or the public long prior to the date. If you know or have read Papa D’s account of his experience it is rather protracted and the “sources” were engaged LONG before the document dates. Call it a slow burn for lack of a better term. The docs mark the end of the road and I am still not sure the beginning of the road is accurately depicted on the part of the DOJ. In my mind that’s the whole point….

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  8. Brett Hale says:

    Putrid, corrupt lying filth.

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  9. Top Cat says:

    Where are the investigative journalists of old? As this continues unfolding it makes Watergate look like a third rate burglary initiated to get client lists from hookers using those offices too. Nixon was the WORST for covering this up!

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  10. aisheschayal says:

    OAN has an interesting video out today. It’s old news but very provocative about Hillary email corruption and FBI whistleblower, Nate Kane. I think they are trying to emphasize that these important and probably implicative documents related to this whistleblower case have not bee released to the public yet because they need certain officials to give the okay. I would imagine Fitton has a FOIA in for them.
    https://www.oann.com/fbi-whistleblower-says-top-level-officials-alarmed-about-clinton-foundation-and-uranium-one-deal/

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  11. john edward lorenz says:

    In the darkness of their bureacratic caves the cover-up, not the exposure of thier collective sedition is being enacted. No accoutability; no responsibility assigned; no indictments; no trials; no justice. These maggots don’t even indict forgers/doument alterer.

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  12. Jptfst66 says:

    Still after all the criminality involved, not one, I repeat not one person has been charged. It’s not gonna happen folks. I’ve been waiting for years and years and nothing ever changes. Barr, Durham could have at least indicted a dozen people by now. I give up because I’m tired of the disappointment.

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  13. my2cents says:

    I think it comes down to the same “argument” when the banks were “too big to fail”… All the swamp rats and their protectors are/will be deemed “too big to fail” by Barr and Durham and nothing will happen… again…

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    • rororojo says:

      Barr and Durham are DS. Their job is to continue the cover-up and to lead the gullible and the Q-tards to believe that they are White Hats (sarc), like Huber, and are getting to the bottom of the crimes. And of course, there is noooo action, because, you know, investigations like these take a looooong, looooong, time. You know like decades at least.

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  14. my2cents says:

    I think it comes down to the same “argument” when the banks were “too big to fail”… All the swamp rats and their protectors are/will be deemed “too big to fail” by Barr and Durham and nothing will happen… again…

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  15. Joe says:

    The Durham/Barr delay is to burn of SOL time. But more importantly for the populace to marinate in acceptance of this corruption. Anyone with a brain knows deep down that the chances of nothing happening to Comey/Brennan/Clapper and crew are almost 100%.

    Flynn will burn. That is all.

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  16. Right to reply says:

    In all this, I believe they are testing how far the public can be pushed. If no action is taken, they have their answer, and can put their Fascist boot in our faces FOREVER!

    Our vote is not enough, they NEED to know we are not stupid. We NEED to STAND!

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  17. Dutchman says:

    Nobody has a good enough memory, to be a successful liar.

    Does Sundances premise here ALSO go some way to explaining another,…puzzle?

    To wit: Given all the damning information that has been released, unredacted, such as (Paraphrasing)
    POTUS wants to be kept aprised,
    White House is,running this,
    Insurance policy,
    Walmart, smell,
    And so on,…
    WHAT is in the material they are,STILL redacting?

    Perhaps additional information, that they were actively investigating the,Trump campaign prior to initiation of Crossfire Hurricane?

    So, they didn’t ‘mind’ releasing info pointing the finger at Obama, or exposing the plot to build a case for Impeachment, but they are prioritising or ‘firewalling’ amongst other things, any references to the investigation PRIOR to CH.

    This is like the,”Russians hacked DNC”; it is a fundamental untruth that they can not allow to be exposed as false.

    Is it because THIS leads to exposure of the political weoponisation of FISA, that goes all the way back to 2012, or earlier?

    Of COARSE,it is, and Sundance has done terrific work exposing the earlier spying, and has long been maintaining this is a firewall.

    And, by finding this discrepency in the IG report, it seems to me he has highlighted CLEAR evidence, IN THE PUBLIC RECORD, which proves his long held contention, and effectively exposes this firewall as false.

    This is HUGE, and based on THEIR attempts to maintain this firewall, this is,AS important as disproving the,Russians hacked the DNC.
    IT IS THAT BIG!
    KUDOS, Sundance! You and your crew take a BIG BOW, you’ve EARNED IT!

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  18. Kay Sadeeya says:

    Solution: Eliminate and fire all IG departments in every segment of government (they are a waste of money). Hire outside independent investigators to watch-dog every department in government, answerable to the people through private NGOs with integrity such as Judicial Watch.

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  19. MelH says:

    This link might interest you: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/143172087/posts/2309 though the corruption is so deep without any more links, it’s no wonder no convictions happen. There’s not enough jail space for all who belong there.

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  20. atomichillbilly says:

    Maybe Barr and Durham are on the level or maybe they’re just a couple more swamprat coverup artists….who knows at this point?

    Given that they’re both career swamprats, we should err on the side of caution and hold their feet to the fire.

    We probably won’t ever get justice unless people from outside the swamp investigate this.

    After 3years, its as if the swamprats are daring us.

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  21. atomichillbilly says:

    Maybe Barr and Durham are on the level or maybe they’re just a couple more swamprat coverup artists….who knows at this point?

    Given that they’re both career swamprats, we should err on the side of caution and hold their feet to the fire.

    We probably won’t ever get justice unless people from outside the swamp investigate this.

    After 3years, its as if the swamprats are daring us.

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  22. Meyer Jeffrey says:

    Perhaps I missed something. If CHS/UCEs were tasked by agency other than FBI before July 28, 2016, and then FBI used that info after July 28, 2016, wouldn’t the discrepancy be solved?

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  23. dallasdan says:

    SD:
    “I mean we’re putting a ton of ‘hope’ on the moral character of John Durham and Bill Barr to tell the truth here…. and there are clear and present signals the current FBI backstory is full of lies, bigger than what is currently known.”

    Hopium is like any other dangerous drug. It impairs cognition, it induces pleasure that is empty of therapeutic value, it is short in duration, and it creates a dependency for more. It has become addictive tor those who “Trust the Plan.”

    I am convinced Horowitz, Durham and Barr are effective and committed players on the DS team. JMO

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    • JJ says:

      “I am convinced Horowitz, Durham and Barr are effective and committed players on the DS team. JMO”

      I think that is positive thinking to levels that are ludicrous. Why has Barr refused to prosecute the felonies of Hillary, Comey, Brennan and Clapper, to name a few? Felonies far more serious than those that convicted Manafort and Stone… Hillary should already be in prison!
      Barr is a member of the Bush/Clinton Crime family.
      Did you think Sessions and Huber were honest too???

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      • dallasdan says:

        I respectfully suggest you re-read my comment. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with “DS” having become part of the Treehouse lexicon, meaning Deep State.

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  24. John schwarz says:

    If they are calling witnesses in the impeachment trial just add Horrorwitz to the list. In fact out him number 1.

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  25. MD says:

    In the before and after comment the operative word here is before. The swamp pushed these people into the Trump campaign knowing they would the targets they would surveil to spy on Trump. Manafort I suspect was also pushed into the campaign. They had an old investigation on him they could resurrect to try to damage Trump. The swamp pushed the flip the delegates away from Trump theme and Manafort’s expertise was securing delegates.

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  26. jbowen82 says:

    The two statements are not necessarily inconsistent. Horowitz isn’t saying it didn’t happen. He’s saying he “found no evidence” that it happened. Both things can be simultaneously true.

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  27. railer says:

    McConnell chose Barr because Barr is both Deep State and Swamp, the only type that McConnell would ever confirm. Barr’s job is to get out of this with the least amount of exposure to both Deep State and the Swamp, but particularly Deep State. Deep State has agreed a temporary truce with Trump, but the Swamp is still fighting him with Deep State’s and Barr’s tacit support. The Media is fully on board, of course.

    Trump’s genius has been in publicly sewing together Deep State and The Swamp, letting The Swamp drag down Deep State into the public mire. It took him one phone call, with “Biden” and “Crowdstrike” being the key words. He knew what he was doing. Now that he’s forced them publicly together, he can deal with them as a whole. Actions against the one have knock-on effects on the other. It’s classic Trump, interlocking sectors of action tactically to achieve strategic outcomes. He even chose the timing, forcing Pelosi to push for impeachment on a weak tea basis and at the worst electoral moment for these conspirators, because that’s all Deep State and the Swamp had in their inventory.

    And Trump published the transcript immediately. They fell right into it. Even McConnell is snookered, and he hates Trump more than anybody and would love to get rid of him. The only detail left is the Senate trial and how much latitude Trump is given to expose Deep State further. McConnell won’t allow much of this, so it has to be a quick proceeding and vote, less than 2 weeks certainly. McConnell has to protect his station and has little choice in this, even if he permits a few Romney types to posture.

    Trump’s lawyers will point at the transcript and push for sunlight on all. This has been a well crafted plan and execution.

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    • Ozium says:

      Mitch McConnell didn’t pick Barr. If you are suggesting that Mitch told Trump he would only approve Barr, that is a possibility, but Pat Cipollone is the reason Trump picked Barr. He also talked Barr into talking the job. Cipollone worked under Barr at DOJ in the 90’s. Cipollone is was a Trump supporter before he took the job at White House and that is no small reason for hope. He has both Trump and Barr’s ears.

      Mitch doesn’t hate Trump. He doesn’t like him much, but there is no margin in hating Trump, so Mitch doesn’t waste the time. Mitch is out for Mitch, but he does recognize the unique opportunity to fix the courts for decades (thanks Harry Reid), and Trump is a means to that end.

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  28. cassander1 says:

    Is the reason that the FBI claims it engaged no CHSs before CH was opened, notwithstanding Mifsud’s encounters with Papadopoulos, because Mifsud was not an FBI CHS…rather, he was a CIA CHS or, equally likely, an agent of a ‘friendly foreign government’. Say, the UK or Italy…Kinda gives the FBI plausible deniability, doesn’t it?

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  29. Listener says:

    SOMEBODY changed it from OPERATION CROSSFIRE HURRICANE to INVESTIGATION CROSSFIRE HURRICANE

    When comey stood up and said no investigation, he wasn’t lying, it was a BLACK OPERATION.

    NOW ENTIRE AGENCIES LIE
    deactivate the fbi, doj, ses, cia, ig, jttf, fisa, nsa they are dishornorable traitors!

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  30. shipley130 says:

    Dear FBI and the rest of you democrat holes,
    It’s very difficult to keep a lie straight.
    Sincerely,
    A deplorable

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  31. Rush Alexander Youngberg says:

    What if he signed it under duress, malfeasance, threats?

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    • JJ says:

      FAR more likely that he is simply CORRUPT. Much like the sewer rat Huber, finding ZERO problems with the RICO level corrupt Clinton “Foundation”?

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  32. peter says:

    The reason the FBI, CIA and others can get away with so much is because MUCH of the country doesn’t mind or care. The warnings of the past “it can happen here” don’t mean anything if people don’t care.
    Today’s population includes millions who have the morals of jail inmates and perverts, who don’t care if Marxism comes to America and kills their neighbor as long as they keep their job, big house and expensive car.
    Sorry to say but many on the right are hoping this isn’t true instead of acknowledging the obvious.

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    • JJ says:

      The reason the FBI, CIA (DOJ) and others can get away with so much is because their leadership is corrupt… and their oversight mechanisms are equally corrupt (think Horowitz and Atkinson. We’ll see about Durham… but don’t hold your breath).

      And just what do you expect “so many on the right” to actually do about this? March in the streets? Write their congressman? Fact is… people have very little power to change this sort of entrenched corruption.

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  33. rmstock says:

    There’s some very high profile government hired IT individuals behind this pdf hack. There’s three `official’ urls :

    1. https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf (Dec 9 DOJ release)
    ( 120919-examination.pdf )
    $ pdfinfo 120919-examination.pdf
    Creator: PFU ScanSnap Manager 6.5.61 #S1500
    Producer: Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 17 Paper Capture Plug-in
    CreationDate: Sun Dec 8 16:47:42 2019
    ModDate: Mon Dec 9 12:28:17 2019
    Tagged: no
    Pages: 476
    Encrypted: no
    Page size: 608.04 x 801 pts
    File size: 34790318 bytes
    Optimized: yes
    PDF version: 1.7
    $
    MD5(120919-examination.pdf)= d50d8caaa0534a37801d38802f0563ca
    SHA1(120919-examination.pdf)= 1af770ecb20c9a7d5146b17cc0964ec670074cd3
    SHA256(120919-examination.pdf)= 8ea87aeab58ae74ac1f5bb483d2145c05981ea0c3eeb875cd73648078a46e0dd
    SIZE(120919-examination.pdf)= 34790318 (34M)

    2. https://www.scribd.com/document/439016066/Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report (FoxNews Dec 9 upload)
    ( 439016066-Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report.pdf )
    $ pdfinfo 439016066-Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report.pdf
    Creator: PFU ScanSnap Manager 6.5.61 #S1500
    Producer: Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 17 Paper Capture Plug-in
    CreationDate: Sun Dec 8 16:47:42 2019
    ModDate: Mon Dec 9 12:28:17 2019
    Tagged: no
    Pages: 476
    Encrypted: no
    Page size: 608.04 x 801 pts
    File size: 34790318 bytes
    Optimized: yes
    PDF version: 1.7
    $
    MD5(439016066-Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report.pdf)= d50d8caaa0534a37801d38802f0563ca
    SHA1(439016066-Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report.pdf)= 1af770ecb20c9a7d5146b17cc0964ec670074cd3
    SHA256(439016066-Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report.pdf)= 8ea87aeab58ae74ac1f5bb483d2145c05981ea0c3eeb875cd73648078a46e0dd
    SHA256(439016066-Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report.pdf)= 34790318 (34M)

    3. https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2019/o20012.pdf (Dec 10 OIG release)
    ( o20012.pdf )
    $ pdfinfo o20012.pdf
    Title: Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation
    Author: OIG
    Creator: PFU ScanSnap Manager 6.5.61 #S1500
    Producer: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 19 Paper Capture Plug-in
    CreationDate: Tue Dec 10 22:50:29 2019
    ModDate: Tue Jan 14 14:07:16 2020
    Tagged: yes
    Pages: 478
    Encrypted: no
    Page size: 612 x 792 pts (letter)
    File size: 29948916 bytes
    Optimized: no
    PDF version: 1.6
    $
    MD5(o20012.pdf)= 5c342621577e4286c53f693b4d5b68b4
    SHA1(o20012.pdf)= 22ea62209c7f12d3c9aeae55c575e4aea91f2629
    SHA256(o20012.pdf)= 45b127ba7999a7ff308dc6e164c5ec0168c67f0534a1dddc03fbcaa654043c2e
    SIZE(o20012.pdf)= 29948916 (29M)

    The version from the Justice Department website has been tampered with. Comparing page 400 from 120919-examination.pdf with page 400 of 439016066-Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report.pdf you can see page 400 of 120919-examination.pdf is slightly tilted where page 400 from 439016066-Read-DOJ-inspector-general-s-FISA-report.pdf (the FoxNews upload) is perfectly straight aligned with the white paper background. After changing the text, the entire page gets tilted until the digital checksums somehow match again. How they fixed this is beyond me.


    Robert M. Stockmann – RHCE
    Network Engineer – UNIX/Linux Specialist
    crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net

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