DOJ/FBI Quietly Request Deadline Extension from FISA Court – Deadline Moved to February 5th…

A quiet (oral) request from the DOJ/FBI is noted in a late Friday release from FISA Court Presiding Judge James Boasberg. [LINK]

The previous deadline was January 28th.  As noted the FISC has granted a one week  extension until February 5th.   [Some Possible Ramifications Outlined Here]

This is a hot mess.  Remember, IG Horowitz said he only found evidence of a FISA warrant against Carter Page, no other Trump campaign or Trump administration official was investigated using a FISA application. That statement is a little more important now.

As I go back through my notes seeing if I can identify the downstream consequences impacted by a rather stunning sequestration effort, I find myself wondering if the HJC case(s) for 6(e) material and Don McGahn testimony might even be part of the pull-back material as a derivative of the special counsel probe’ use of the Carter Page Title-1 surveillance warrant.  After all, there had to be an investigative reason for Mueller to want the renewal on June 29, 2017, long after Carter Page was gone from the Trump orbit.

Remember, the special counsel team used some form of pre-existing warrant authority to capture all of the Trump transition team emails and communication from the GSA, and then lied about it to the Trump White House. Perhaps National Security Letters (NSL’s).

The DOJ/FBI previously agreed to “sequester” all information and evidence received as an outcome of all four FISA warrants issued against Carter Page. Meaning, all material, in any court proceeding or subsequent secondary warrant on another target, application, filing, motion, prosecution or downstream use of the information gathered and obtained.

The DOJ and FBI stated they will now assemble all materials, from any location, that stemmed from the Carter Page FISA warrants.  In essence, the FBI will now look and retrieve any evidence that stemmed as an outcome of the Carter Page FISA warrant. Some of this material *may* (perhaps likely) will be in the Special Counsel Mueller investigation.

[ie. a proverbial search for the fruit of a poisonous tree. Where is it?]

Once the sequestration has taken place, the DOJ will then be able to determine to the court what collateral impacts they have identified.

Worth noting in the second paragraph of the original order: “pending further review of the OIG report and the outcome of any investigations or litigation.” This was a statement made by the DOJ in response to the FISC. It is possible the ongoing investigation by U.S. Attorney John Durham is part of this encompassing statement.

The second page of the order by Judge Boasberg is essentially him relaying the law surrounding FISA applications; warning the DOJ that false material submissions -which the DOJ has just admitted- are illegal; and Boasberg wanting to know answers to the same questions many of us have.

Essentially, Judge Boasberg is asking: what did the FBI do with the Title-1 surveillance warrant they received from the court? What material did they collect? Was that material then used in other proceedings and: “disseminated to DOJ prosecutors and other persons outside the FBI”?

The presiding fisa judge also wants to know what the DOJ is doing. Explain what “further review of the OIG report” means? Inform the court what “related investigations and litigation” pertains to, etc.  The DOJ/FBI now have until February 5th to respond:

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398 Responses to DOJ/FBI Quietly Request Deadline Extension from FISA Court – Deadline Moved to February 5th…

  1. romy911 says:

    MLK: “ You really can’t make it up how half-assed idiotic that is, particularly for this great republic. I mean, it sounds like something that would happen in Belarus.”

    And here we are in the middle of a Senate trial trying to impeach our President, coincidentally, when all these revelations are being admitted to. Who’s paying attention?

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    • Zippy says:

      “Who’s paying attention?”

      That’s one of the goals of the impeachment… not that anything adequate would happen if people WERE paying attention, basing that upon all that has been exposed thus far with NO results which would prevent the same from happening in the future. The future perps simply won’t make the same mistakes next time.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        An important observation, romy !!!

        The complicity of the FISC needs to be kept front and center. This coup scam could not have happened without the approval of the FISC, the court designed, sworn, and trusted to stop all illegal spying, not just illegal political spying.

        One current possibility:
        The FISC
        1. wants to find out what Durhan knows
        2. Wants to protect those who Durham might be investigating by “poisoning Durham’s evidence, and by destroying all the “sequestered” evidence of the coup plotters under the guise of “protecting” those who were spied on. Perhaps the FISC outside “amicus” will recommend destructio of all evidence of the coup?

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        • JOSEPH Moss says:

          Yeah, that was the impression I had after reading the article too. They’re potentially attempting to blow Durham’s case?!?!

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        • @MaineSkin says:

          Considering the original judge recused herself, so an Obama appointed judge could take over, I am positive this new judge is simply digging into the Barr DOJ.
          If I was Barr, i would have a sting on the Judge after sending him any data that is not known by the swamp and public.

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    • TonyE says:

      Meanwhile Coronavirus in on the rampage.

      Trump should stop all flights from China and ALL people who have been in China (including US Citizens) for the last month… stop incoming for a month, then see what happens.

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    • TrumpTweetsTruth says:

      Democrats are arguing that Trump could commit crimes, and never be prosecuted by a President Biden, if he kept campaigning for president.

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  2. Doppler says:

    This impeachment concerns two elections: 2016 & 2020. And it seems to be altogether a false distinction as to whether the President was EITHER digging into corruption in 2016, OR to gain an advantage in 2020. The consequences of discovering Democratic and Biden and Obama Administration corruption in Ukraine relating to 2016 election manipulation will fundamentally affect both elections. As to the 2016 election, people should and better go to jail for crimes committed then. Joe Biden will certainly not win the 2020 election if he is under indictment for playing a corrupt role in Ukrainian interference in 2016.

    To the extent the Senate Republicans spend their effort DENYING that the requested investigation has anything to do with 2020, they diminish their position. “PROVE the President sought 2020 election help in his dealings with Ukraine,” may be a taunting challenge that proves impossible for the Dems to overcome, on the evidence that exists, but common sense says a President always considers his next election in everything he does.

    If President Trump and Rudy and the DOJ cannot and do not PROVE that the Bidens and the Obama Administration committed crimes in 2016 and in the coup attempt, the whole exercise reduces to the President having drawn massive attention to the allegation, while carefully avoiding committing a crime in doing so, getting the Dens to make fools of themselves trying to prove it. A clown show.

    Without the Atomic Hammer of Truth falling on the Dems’ 2016 best strategy “to slaughter Donald for his bromance with Putin,” this has all been a colossal waste of time, only marginally favoring the President.

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    • MR52 says:

      Yea, we would love to see the Atomic Hammer, but it is not going to happen. Remember the crap that Joe Kennedy got away with. Let just hope there are a few clown car wrecks in the clown show and it might become a demolition derby.

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    • I would so love sucking every penny out of the Bidens’, Clinton’s’ and Sotero pockets to fund a good healthcare plan. We could call it Obamacare! A cool 2 billion would go a long way to fund pre-existing conditions plans in TX, OH, and all other red states. And ONLY Pre-existing conditions.
      The states could submit bids for grants from the federal govt.

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      From the 2016 democratic party platform under Principled Leadership ( https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/ ) “Donald Trump has a different approach. There has never been a major party candidate less qualified or less fit for the office of President of the United States or to be Commander-in-Chief than Donald Trump. He wants more countries to have nuclear weapons. He thinks our military should engage in war crimes. He wants to build walls and keep people—including Americans—from entering the country based on their race, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. He has no strategy for dealing with key threats facing our country, including climate change and ISIS. He wants to abandon our allies and empower our adversaries. His dangerous, incoherent policies would undo the progress we have made.”

      As a fellow citizen, I thank everyone of the 63 million voters who saved us from a fate worse than death by voting for President Donald J. Trump in 2016. We can and will do it again.

      Fly-over country rocks!

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  3. askandgettruth says:

    i believe all these corrupt a$$ clowns can do right is ass drag ,foot drag, and knuckle drag until the NOV election. where are the leaders of this country or, they are all in on it ?? the seeds of a revolt have been sown and are starting to take root

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  4. trapper says:

    DOJ/FBI must gather up every seed blown from the Carter Page FISA warrant dandelion, explain where each seed took root, identify each progenous investigation that sprung from that Carter Page dandelion, and all the seeds blown from THOSE dandelions. A daunting task.

    I have always believed that many, if not most, of the warrants obtained by the Mueller investigative team were just cover warrants to legitimize materials they had already obtained either illegally, or quasi-legally pursuant to the Page FISA warrant and extensions. Nothing new. An old trick. And it has always been illegal.

    Now they are being forced to unravel this one. And someone is going to prison.

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    • Zippy says:

      “DOJ/FBI must gather up every seed blown”

      And two years later, as with FOIA requests Judicial Watch had to sue to get ANY response on, they’ll come up with a fraction of the “seeds” in their possession.

      -HOW- do people NOT get that criminals will not incriminate themselves when they can hide behind a massive bureaucracy and get away with it?

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      • dallasdan says:

        Those who refuse to see the truth never will.

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        • vikingmom says:

          Your comment is accurate in so many different contexts and proves that there really is nothing new under the Sun…as evidenced by this quote made in the mid 1600s!

          “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.” Blaise Pascal

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        • Zippy says:

          “Those who refuse to see the truth never will.”

          Some additional relevant quotes:

          “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” – Søren Kierkegaard

          “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain

          “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

          “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Germany’s Thomas Jefferson)

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    • Lenny says:

      we can only hope

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Agree, Trapper.

      A lot of people better be indicted, tried, convicted and punished or the rule of law will remain dead, as has been its state for years now regarding this coup.

      If it gets rug swept, there is going to be one hell of a reaction by patriots who are determined to defend our republic from obvious domestic enemies.

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    • jeff montanye says:

      apparently double hop phone taps have a downside when you have to tell everyone about them and say you’re sorry.

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  5. mopar2016 says:

    Our side took care of business today. I was impressed by Mr. Philbin and his colleagues.
    Shiffty’s absurd fantasy was picked apart. I expect it’ll get worse for the leftists.

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  6. rayvandune says:

    Does anyone else find the President’s repeated assertion “We caught them all”” a little artificial? It could be simply a boast, but could it also be misdirection?

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    • dallasdan says:

      To my knowledge, the President has not asserted that justice will be done. There is a world of difference between being caught and being punished. On the punishment side, the President is a bystander; Barr and Wray are calling the shots.

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      • Judith says:

        For all we know, “We caught them all” could include any one, perhaps even a co-conspirator, or ten, *inside* the DOJ.

        It would be interesting to ascertain what these “investigators” knew, and when they knew it, and to overlay this information to the timeline of the ongoing, TREASONOUS COUP.

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        • dallasdan says:

          I agree it would be interesting, but Barr is in the position to assure that it is of no consequence.

          Liked by 1 person

          • jeff montanye says:

            but even now so much damning information is in the public domain that barr and durham and by extension trump will be seen and documented as frauds. and that information is probably going to get more voluminous with the foia requests and additional redaction removals in the heat of the coming election campaign.

            this is a unique opportunity and sundance and to a far lesser degree we are helping.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Depends on what you mean by “Justice”.
        I am highly sceptical that Barr/Durham will lead to massive perp walks, trials and incarcerations.

        But Justice means those involved paying a big price, a penalty.

        My current thinking is that all these people crave POWER, which is the ability to effect events.

        MUCH of their power has derived from CREDIBILITY. Whether your talking the msm, the politicians or the career buerocrats, without crddibility, they have very little ability to effect events; no POWER.

        And, in their Hubris, and their confidence in the stupidity of the American people, they have willfully, eagerly destroyed their CREDIBILITY, like lemmings running over a cliff.

        Prior to the era of Trump, the FBI and DOJ had credibility. The Politicians and the msm had it, too.
        Sure, many of us sensed something was ‘wrong’, when a R House investigated to exhonerate the Obama admin, on Fast/Furious, Irs/tea party, Benghazi.
        But hey, the facts came out (MOST of them, anyway) and we KNEW something stunk, but we “moved on”, as directed.

        THAT is over. Not just the individuals, but the IDEOLOGY or world view of the Globalists has been openly on display, for all to see.

        And the globalist view is being rejected; it has lost its credibility, and hence its POWER to effect events.
        TDS is in part a realisation that they feel that power slipping away, and they are in fact the ‘desperate clingers’, acting out their frustration that they FEEL the power slipping away, but have no understanding that it is the CREDIBILITY that is the source of their power.

        And so they continue to expend their credibility, futilely hoping that will enable them to regain the power they feel slipping away.

        As their credibilty diminishes, PDJT ‘s increases.
        Promises made, promises kept isn’t simply a campaign slogan.

        Every promise kept increases HIS credibility, and in a compare/contrast that is self evident, diminishes theirs.

        Every time DJT tweets something they respond to by calling it an outrageous lie, that is later proved true, THEIR credibilty is diminished, while DJT’s is increased.

        “I WAS ‘WIRETAPPED’,..”
        Being just one example. PDJT has beat them about the head and shoulders with the TRUTH, and they have actually HELPED him, by continueing to discredit themselves.

        Fascinating to observe, actually.

        So, my point is that whether or not we see perp walks (and yes, I would LOVE to) they will pay an ENORMOUS price, collectively for their actions.
        For those who crave power, being deprived of power, watching events unfold and knowing they have -0- ability to effect, may be the worst punishment of all.

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        • Eric Thedeplorable says:

          Prison is worse.

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          • Dutchman says:

            As someone who has actually BEEN in prison, you don’t nedd to tell me.

            Still, I entertain the mental image, of Hillary (for instance) waking up, no doubt hung over) every single damn day, and having Huma or some aid lean over and say ” its NOT a nightmare, Trump WON, and you LOST! Get up!”

            Its the essence of PDJT is POTUS, and Hillary isn’t!

            ALL of them must be so very frustrated, as they feel the power slipping through their fingers! They were SO CLOSE!

            So, BOTH prison, AND loss of POWER would certainly be ideal.
            However, given the monumental task of bringing ALL the miscreants to “Justice” meaning jail, (DC juries, Biased Judges, media bias, the LARGE # of defendants, the remaining powers in government who I percieve as continueing to support the cover up, I feel like “I’ll take what I can get”,..to a degree.

            As has been said before, History will judge the coupists quite harshly, I suspect.

            For those whom seem willing and eager to sacrifice all for their warped ideology, to SEE that ideology systematically destroyed and discredited, and be helpless to stop it, must be torture.
            My Dear Old Dad used to say;
            Sometimes in life, you get f*cked.
            All you can do is roll over, and try to enjoy it, and hope to at least get kissed.”
            Perhaps I am just looking for the kiss?

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        • G. Alistar says:

          Yes…and on the media front they went from “democracy dies in darkness” to “fake news.” Sadly, the damage to the office if the POTUS and credibility of our FBI/DoJ has not been the only casualties, the First Amendment too has been damaged. Time will tell how just how much damage and the long term consequences.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Well, not SURE the office of POTUS has been damaged, long term. Given the current occupant, and a second term it may even be strengthened, long term.

            As for FIRST amendment, while they are ALL under assault, too soon to know long term consequences.

            In short, we are in the MIDDLE of “all this”, and while we can freely speculate, its doubtful than any of us can see, with clarity, how this will turn out, in the arc of history.

            THATS what makes it so FASCINATING!

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        • Scrappy says:

          That is because the. D-Rats don’t believe there is a God and they are too stupid to know they are fighting a losing battle against Him. It has been amazing to watch He thwarts their efforts at every turn. He will bring their wickedness back on their heads.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Yup. And when you make a deal with the Devil, he ALWAYS reneggs.

            I marvel at anyone watching whats unfolding, and NOT seeing this as any divine intervention, God vs Satan aspects to it.

            The Dems are for post partum abortion, human drug trafficing, war, etc. And yet some don’t see Satans agenda? I guess its true.
            “The greatest lie Satan ever told, is the one that he doesn’t exist.”

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        From what I heard POTUS say a few times was “I caught them I caught them all, nobody else would be able to do that” Then he added “we will see what happens?”.

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      He’s most likely just playing head games to rattle the conspirators. If I was involved, I would be looking over my shoulder and thinking ‘oh crap. me too?’ Get them ‘all’ to thinking about who may have ratted on them and who they can rat on to get immunity or at least leniency.

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  7. Stephen F. Paul says:

    This will probably be like everything else……..looks like “Bombshell” sounds like “Bombshell” but it never explodes. Always being pushed and prodded but never enough to cause the bomb to go off. so low life down stream will probably do 90 days for lying to someone at some point but none of the big fish in this bowl will ever face any real accountability .
    The best example is hillary Clinton. Look at the laundry list of crimes that woman was involved in for years. Selling out the USA at every turn ,the Lies are so many you need a calculator to keep track. And yet she is still pooping up on Cable TV to inform us all of her opinions and even selling a worthless book ! The biggest problem William Barr has it seems is how to smooth this all over and still have all his political connections with both sides of the corrupt Washington DC crowd.

    Why would this be any different , they strung us all along with Huber and then what did we get? Durham will put someone in Jail alright ,like I said some lowly scumbag will do 90 days in some cushy place.

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    • jeff montanye says:

      what still puzzles me a bit is that the actions of the obama administration were not of the political connections on both sides of the corrupt washington dc crowd sort. they went after trump like no one else ever did anyone else, with the possible exception of nixon. why? they used all the unconstitutional powers of the national security state to get this guy defeated and even out after he won. this is unprecedented, isn’t it?

      to me that is the real question about this whole business. are they (deep state, whatever) afraid to kill him? has he got a dead man’s switch on 9-11? sure they’d like to have a fisa warrant to justify all that illegal nsa data draining but this seems (a lot) more than just that.

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      • Kim Hudson says:

        I believe the reason “they” have gone after Trump so hard is mainly because he has slammed the door on all the graft & skimming most all politicians & those in the State Dept engage in. Foreign Aid is just one of God knows how many ways they enrich themselves. Another reason is Trump’s MAGA Policies have derailed the entire Globalist agenda which includes the China Silk Road. The EU was bitching about this the other day when they said “Trump has completely altered global trade!” We need to stay on our knees in fervent prayer that God’s Grace continues & his mighty Angels keep holding back the powers of darkness in this world.

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      • Bluto Ruffian says:

        Jeff, IMO 80% of the 3 branches are complicit in the cover-up of BHO’s history and illegal election to POTUS. That is the level of the swamp that VSGPDJT is having to deal with.

        “Its not easy bein’ green…” KTF 1970

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      • ms doodlebug says:

        I think they are desperately afraid the American people will unite against them to demand prison sentences and asset forfeiture if their own corruption is put on display – as President Trump has promised. As citizens, we are majorly hard-working and law-abiding people who will not tolerate blatant corruption that makes us slaves so they can accumulate wealth at our expense.

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  8. Sammy Hains says:

    “the special counsel team used some form of pre-existing warrant authority to capture all of the Trump transition team emails and communication from the GSA”

    This is what the Müeller expedition AND impeachment is all about.

    Müeller collected EVERYTHING from the White House. Over a million documents were handed over, plus Müeller got EVERY communication through FISA extensions signed by Rosenstein.

    The Democrats now want access to the Müeller materials. That means everything Müeller collected, looked at, or wrote down. It’s all of those documents they’re after. Not just to dig for anything they can blow up into a ‘scandal’ but more importantly, political and campaign strategies. They are trying to literally steal the Trump 2020 playbook. When an NFL team does that, it’s called cheating, which is what the Democrats are doing. Cheating in the 2020 election.

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  9. Pew-Anon says:

    “As I go back through my notes seeing if I can identify the downstream consequences impacted by a rather stunning sequestration effort, I find myself wondering if the HJC case(s) for 6(e) material and Don McGahn testimony might even be part of the pull-back material as a derivative of the special counsel probe’ use of the Carter Page Title-1 surveillance warrant.”

    Can SD, or someone else, please unpack this quote from the article, especially the bold part. That went over my head. Thanks.

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    • ganesh says:

      Uhh – here goes a try.

      The sequestation effort (a stunning one), may (I find myself wondering if), involve evidence (6(e) material and Don McGahn testimony) related to the HJC case(s) because such evidence was developed via illegal surveillance (the special counsel probe’ use of the Carter Page Title-1 surveillance warrant).

      Simply rendered:

      The sequestration effort may involve evidence related to the HJC case(s) because such evidence was developed via illegal surveillance.

      Rendering such case(s) moot or without cause.

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      • ganesh says:

        “part of the pull-back material as a derivative”

        This is just the evidence that needs to be sequestered because it was obtained (derived) from the illegal use of the Title-1 surveillance warrant

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      • Pew-Anon says:

        Thanks. That helps. So, I guess the point here is that if the sequestered material is ultimately all deemed unpredicated, then it could prove to be fatal for the House 6(e) and McGahn trials?

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    • dwpender says:

      One possibility here is that Roger Stone walks.

      IIRC, his indictment focused on the old “lying to Congress.” Schiff’s minority colluded with the Weissman team, and referred alleged “lying” to them.

      If Weissman & Co used illegally acquired evidence to show Stone’s responses were lies, then his conviction — at least on relevant counts — cannot stand. BTW, I suspect that Weissman & Co, in possession of “forbidden fruit, told Schiff & Co exactly what to ask, questions they hoped Stone might flub. But proving that would be much more difficult.

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  10. Mac says:

    There were two reasons why the coup needed a Title 1 FISA warrant on the Trump campaign. The first was to gain access to the actual communications from the campaign and second was to be able to use the two-hop FISA authority to be able to cover most, if not all, of the major campaign players. They tied to set up a Title 1 warrant predicate on Papadopolous, Manafort and Flynn, but could not generate enough material to justify the warrants. They then turned to Page, who was most likely a CIA/FBI mole, and cast him as a foreign agent to gain a Title 1 warrant on him. In so doing, they gained access to everyone Page had contact with, in the Trump Campaign, as well as everyone those people had contact with. This would encompass virtually everyone involved in the campaign. Then, just to make sure they got everyone in the net, Page suddenly reopens communications with members of the campaign after he leaves and the warrant is issued.

    Look, it really does not matter who the FBI gave any information, which was gleaned pursuant to the Page warrant, to. The Mueller investigation was part of the DOJ and therefor would have legal access to the warrant information. The only thing that is important in this case is who knew that the application for the warrant was falsified and failed to notify the court.

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    • JOSEPH Moss says:

      It has to be Weissman. He doesn’t seem to be particularly concerned though. Like many others, I’m growing very weary of Bill Barr. Go take look at the latest story on True Pundit about the FBI agent investigating the Hillary corruption and pay for play. The guy blew his own head off in front of people after getting a phone call from his sister. The doj has evidence that she was siphoning Billions out through the state department to crony foundation’s. This makes the server look like small potatoes. WHERE IS BARR ON THIS?? THE FBI WAS ACTUALLY ON THIS AT ONE POINT. WTF HAPPENED?!?!?

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  11. Newhere says:

    Running out the clock.

    Meanwhile, Gen. Flynn and Roger Stone await sentencing. Manafort rots in solitary confinement.

    President Trump is battling an impeachment trial.

    All happen with remarkable speed, while access to confidential materials that wind up in accusers’ hands, and manifest lies and leaks are ongoing and disprovable in real-time, but unchecked or punished.

    And we have a secret court asking the criminals themselves to answer questions about their wrongdoing, asked to try to quantify and assess incalculable consequences for acts which common sense understand should invalidate everything they ever touched, no assessment necessary. All at a glacial pace. This cannot stand under President Trump’s watch. We’re well past time that excuses about process and “these things take time” makes any sense — lives are being ruined and democratic outcomes imperiled — and I CANNOT understand why AG Barr is not called to the oval to answer for this and required to stay until accountability is enforced that things will get corrected, NOW. “Appearances of meddling” my you-know-what.

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    • dallasdan says:

      It is an unpleasant and therefore unacceptable thought to many that Barr is relatively untouchable by the President due to Barr’s broad support in the Senate.

      Barr continues his assignment of covering-up the coup attempt through obstruction and delay, to include protecting the principals from investigation, indictment , and prosecution, while the President fights for his political life on Barr’s home court, the Senate.

      The President is a warrior army of one on an island.

      JMO

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        It was not too long ago that Barr was in the Oval with PDJT for quite some time. It was the scum msm that put out they were snooping through the window and it was said it was quite the conversation, although the scum never heard a word. It was a day that POTUS was late going somewhere and AF1 was waiting. Could that be a day that the President had some harsh words with Barr? Does anyone else recall that?

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    • G. Alistar says:

      I really don’t know, Barr seems to be working three issues: the Durham investigation and what he work results. Second, keeping out of the Van Grack case against Gen Flynn which for him to interfere with, would give democrats and media resistance operatives legitimate fuel to claim obstruction. Third, amongst a plethora of other duties that I can only imagine the Attorney General of the US faces daily, is the timing of when he releases the documents entrusted to him by the POTUS. Too early and it may spill the bean letting corrupt actors go free, too late, he will fight a an obstruction or other illegitimate claim by deep state operatives or dirty cops or clever lawyers at Lawfare or the media or others. The release of documents and AG Barr’s role may turn out brilliant as the timing IMHO, points to grand jury indictments, trials and accountability this summer. On the eve of the November 2020 election…is that a coincidence? Key point, “I don’t know” but I do find the hubris, emotionalism and dogmatism of those with only “bits and pieces” of information, silly. Voltaire noted almost 200 years ago, “While uncertainty is an uncomfortable position, certainty is absurd.”

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      • ms doodlebug says:

        President Trump has access to every classified document at every classified level. He has the authority to release any or all if AG Barr doesn’t declassify in a timely manner.

        Somehow I just don’t see him sitting with his thumb up his butt when he has the access and the authority to bring down his accusers.

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  12. John Andrew says:

    Trumps AG Bill Barr is the best to cover AG for all the spy vs spy m-peach-mint criminals.
    AG Barr was GHW Bush’s IRAN CONTRA cover AG – gave ole Reagan jelly beans to eat.
    Terry Reed’s book “Compromised – Clinton, Bush & the CIA” shows how AG Barr covered
    to protect all the deep state criminals. In the end they will not be prosecuted nor convicted.
    AG Barr’s DOJ slow walks it all, other crisis will take its place. Nothing to see here folks!
    My friends you all can “fuhgeddaboudit”!
    Listen to (WMAL) Larry O’Conner (1/17/20) interview of Sidney Powell on Gen Flynn case.
    This deep state “ball-of-worms” is too complicated for Joe 6-pack to connect all the dots.
    God Bless POTUS Trump for trying to expose them all, but too many criminals to catch.
    As the election clock runs down – nothing happens – it’s all talk just like the “Fat Man”.
    The spying continues. It will not stop. Not good for future POTUS and the USA.
    Think about it!
    Wake me up after the 1st spy gets prosecuted in a DC court.
    I wish and hope they ALL get convicted before we check out.
    Rumpelstiltskin.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Terry Reed’s book “Compromised – Clinton, Bush & the CIA” shows how AG Barr covered
      to protect all the deep state criminals.”

      I read it years ago, lent out my copy which was never returned, a year or two bought another.

      It is that good.

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  13. bessie2003 says:

    This is a bit encouraging; baby-steps, but hoping this is in a timely manner toward helping Gen. Flynn and even a Manafort, Stone, or even a Cohen who it seems were side effects of the original FISA incursions.

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  14. atomichillbilly says:

    Swamprat boasburg is trying to obstruct the Durham investigation.

    We’re never going to get a fair shake from the swamp.

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    • dallasdan says:

      The plan to protect the coup plotters has always included deferral, delay, obfuscation, misinformation, and suppression of evidence. This delay is simply the next in an endless litany of legal and administrative roadblocks to reaching justice.

      How long until the extension becomes indefinite due to a subsequent FBI/DOJ request for more time to comply with the immense enlargement of the scope of the information collection and organization requirement? Boasberg is doing his part to “run out the clock.”

      JMO

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  15. pap says:

    the problem here is the same fbi and doj that committed the crime is investigating the crime… WTF

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    • Jon Jones says:

      Exactly. It is the same as how the black president negotiated with Iran to give them billions of dollars to create nuclear weapons and then had the Iranians monitor their own progress.

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: folks in the business knew that the Patriot Act was going to be abused. It’s very writers knew it was going to be abused, they’d planned on its being abused. 911 was the perfect solution to a problem the core of what we now call The Derp State. i. ee how to make the State’s oversight of the population in general all-encompassing.

    The State’s had a number of communications surveillance programs in place for decades before 911. They were successful in varying degrees but, as technology sped forwards allowing the surveilers to go from turning your cells on remotely with no indication they’d done so to using every device you own that’s attached or capable of being attached to the internet to spy on you, the legal applications of that information gained still stayed in the 18th century. There’s that damned Constitution and Bill of Rights that stymies so many LEA and Intel types.

    The FBI, DoJ and other Federal agencies have enjoyed a free ride, using dubious and, in a number of cases, downright illegal tactics to ‘protect the public’. They were the thin blue line between the Bad Guys and us, out there on the tip of the spear. There is a lot of honest Federal LEA/Intel folks out there but there’s also a lot who answer to another set of bosses and we’re seeing them getting exposed now. They and their owners are desperately trying to cover their actions or hoping for a change in government to a friendlier crew that will restore their power and privileges. Question I have is ‘how far will the Deep State minions go to ensure their place in this battle for the soul of this country?

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    • Roland Woltman says:

      I suspect, after Trump beats the impeachment and either when they see a NON-NWO Democrat win the nomination, or when Trump beats the NWO-Democrat it will be grassy knoll time…

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  17. Is it possible Justices Sullivan and Boasberg are going to inadvertently start bringing down the swamp – regardless of what AG Barr and Attorney Durham do or not do?

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  18. Jon Jones says:

    It is Bull Schitff when the FISC now pretends to be concerned about the abuses by the Deep State. They were notified about these problems a year ago. They are part of the problem. The FISC needs to be closed. It cannot be fixed. They cannot fix themselves or the FBI. They are only now acting because Senators have started to discuss terminating the FISC.

    We are often told that the problems were only a few people at the top of the FBI. The ENTIRE US Government is full of corrupt people at all levels, including but not limited to the FBI, CIA, NSA, IRS, and EPA.

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  19. islandpalmtrees says:

    WAS OBAMA’S WHITE GETTING PROGRESS REPORTS FROM PETER STRZOK ON THE STEELE DOSSIER? – MADE TO ORDER

    Seems to me the headline here should have been the quote cited by Peter Strzok, attributed to a redacted source, saying “The White House is running this”, referring in August 2016 to the opening of the Trump counter-intelligence investigation.
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd6cKecVwAEu2nx?format=jpg&name=900×900

    Was Peter Strzok giving direct progress reports about the Dossier to the White House? It was during questioning by Jordan of Strzok revealed that the FBI was getting parts of the dossier from Bruce Ohr and that revelation was problematic to say the least since Steele was fired by the FBI for lying about his contacts with the media,” Jordan added. But Strzok was hesitant during this questioning and said that the FBI had informed him “not to give specifics” about his conversations with Ohr.

    If the above assumption is correct then the FISA warrants based on the Dossier referenced above were made to order by the White House.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Guess who ran Crossfire Hurricane – Peter Strzok

      Crossfire Hurricane was the code name for the counterintelligence investigation undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2016 and 2017.


      Tom Fitton: Obama Told Comey “Good Luck” During Crossfire Hurricane Planning Session in White House – Day Before Comey Met Trump with Junk Dossier (VIDEO)
      by Jim Hoft December 23, 2019

      Tom Fitton: Comey took that dossier, after a meeting with Barack Obama. The next day he took it to president-elect Trump to confront him with the dossier, to get information, evidence. He ran down the stairs. — This is according to another IG report — He ran downstairs to his car. He started typing out his memo. Went to the FBI field office and called the Crossfire Hurricane team to give him his information about his spy-op on President-elect Trump. Comey was running the show and he did it frankly at the orders of President Obama. Because he told Obama and Biden at the Oval Office meeting when they planned. And, according to Comey Obama, said, “Good luck with that.”

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/tom-fitton-obama-told-comey-good-luck-during-planning-meeting-the-day-before-comey-met-trump-with-bogus-dossier-video/

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  20. Beau Geste says:

    The intelligence community routinely develops psychological profiles and commissions psychiatric studies of foreign leaders and other targets.

    It is likely that the CIA/DOJ/FBI have commissioned psychological studies of ALL of the FISC judges, and other targets such as General Flynn, PDJT, Cohen, Manafort, Stone, congresscritters, etc …, to predict their responses to DOJ/FBI/CIA tactics. This likely includes judge sullivan, Sidney Powell, and all the other judges where the DOJ has filed political cases. It is likely that the illegal 85% of “unmasking” spying which Admiral Rogers forced the FISC to admit, and the illegal political spying on the entire Republican Party approved by the deceptive FISAs, have been used in such profiles.

    Judicial Watch and the defendants’ lawyers should seek these profiles.

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  21. MD says:

    Does this mean that the cases of Manafort, Flynn, Stone etc. will be thrown out?

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  22. rcogburn says:

    “This is a hot mess. ”

    More like a dumpster fire in a napalm factory.

    RR appointed Mueller SC May, 2017, when the (now-invalid) Carter Page FISA vacuum cleaner was running full blast. As of today, anything and everything gathered during the entire time frame of the SC investigation is invalid. Roger Stone was arrested January, 2019. Paul Manafort arrested October, 2017. Did the FBI/SC team use FISA info gathered after 4/7 to secure the indictments? The Dems have gone to court to get the Mueller grand jury material. How much of that will now be invalid?

    Job #1 was to investigate “Russia Collusion” during the election. But the real job, Job #2, was to build the case for obstruction, a “crime” that Trump could not begin to “commit” until the Comey firing May 9, 2017, which triggered the SC a day later.
    To prove obstruction, the “crimes” would have to be ongoing and committed on a time line contemporaneous with the SC investigation. For the Weissman gang, having the power to suck in 2-hop data in real time must have been tremendously valuable. If it weren’t, they would not have needed the 3rd renewal a month later, June 29th. Whatever they used, that’s all up in smoke.

    All that’s just for two out of four. The IG report says the FBI knew in late January, 2017 the Steele Dossier was bunk, after interviewing Steele’s subsource. Even without Clinesmith’s email fraud, FISA #2 was going down.

    If Renewal One goes down next, things get exponentially worse. And if the original FISA goes down, it’s catastrophic.

    Damn right they need an extension!

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  23. William the Comptroller says:

    5:2 odds Nadler the Mound collapses during his next speech due to fatness!

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  24. paintbrushsage says:

    Interesting read including this paragraph.

    The FBI Scandal
    by Eli Lake
    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-fbi-scandal/

    After Trump was elected, Schiff turned into a cyber-age Joe McCarthy. The latest example came in November, in a report to Congress on impeachment, when he published phone logs of journalist John Solomon and Nunes himself. He obtained those records through subpoenas of shady Ukrainian Americans and the president’s lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani. Nonetheless, that was an extraordinary breach of a journalist’s privacy, not to mention decorum. The fact that most journalists didn’t rush to Solomon’s defense—because they disliked the pro-Trump thrust of Solomon’s work—was a sign of how deeply the Resistance mindset had penetrated the mainstream.

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  25. Roland Woltman says:

    Remember, IG Horowitz said he only found evidence of a FISA warrant against Carter Page, no other Trump campaign or Trump administration official was investigated using a FISA application.

    The wording on that is important and as of yet, no one I’ve seen question the IG has asked how many attempts were made to spy on Trump’s team that the FISC COURT rejected?

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  26. Hugh says:

    “pending further review of the OIG report and the outcome of any investigations or litigation.”
    OHHHH; so that’s why Strzok & Page were compelled to sue the Govt. – to keep litigation alive!

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  27. jasonn13 says:

    The water won’t ever clear up until you get those pigs out of the creek.

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  28. David Peers says:

    That article was very difficult to read and understand.

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  29. Joe Renaud says:

    See, more delays continue from the White House and Trump who claims it’s out of is hands as these FISA declas reports are now at the mercy of infinite John Durham investigations. These politicians are traitors to the people of the USA and continue to allow the delay, delay, delay of these FISA reports by the FBI and DOJ. Trump wants to secure the 2020 elections and will continue to allow these delays of FISA reports for as long as he can so he can use them much closer to the election date. These are known as “political tactics”, which politicians use to keep voters immersed in the ammunition they use to fight their opponents.

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    • @MaineSkin says:

      If the GOP does not play the game it will not win. But that said, it’s not like he’s fabricating narratives. He’s simply delaying exposing people that tried to steal our votes. If they do not feel the consequences, then they’ll keep doing it…not sure they works either.

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  30. ldcj says:

    More than a few of us have lost confidence in Barr, Wray and the DoJ.

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