U.S. and U.K. Intelligence Agencies Worry About John Durham – Scrutiny of CIA Draws Media Apoplexy…

There was once a time, not that long ago, when the mainstream left was highly critical of the CIA, and scrutiny of dubious claims by U.S. intelligence was a common occurrence. Of course all of that changed when those same intelligence agencies were weaponized to target a political enemy that was also the enemy of the left, namely Donald Trump.
Now, in the era of modern political narratives, no intelligence claim against the Trump administration is too outlandish. Regardless of dubious sourcing, it’s all pushed as fact so long as the target of the claim is President Donald Trump.
As a result it is not a surprise how targeted weaponization became the cornerstone of the Russian narrative, and sketchy intelligence claims of Russian involvement in elections became the mortar that binds the bricks.  The end product is tenuous at best; and if anyone starts to scrutinize the instability of the construct they too become a target.

Last year U.S. Attorney John Durham and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr were reported to be spending time on a narrowed focus looking carefully at CIA activity in the 2016 presidential election.  That CIA activity is directly related to the construction of the December 2016 Joint Analysis Report (JAR), and January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA).  Both constructs are so critical to the Russia narrative that anyone who dare question the information becomes an immediate risk and target.
Using information from U.K. media, and looking closer at yesterday’s New York Times report about investigations of the CIA, in this outline we will explain where corrupt U.S. and U.K. interests merge; what specific action was taken, & why the mortar is crumbling.

2019 – “One British official with knowledge of Barr’s wish list presented to London commented that “it is like nothing we have come across before, they are basically asking, in quite robust terms, for help in doing a hatchet job on their own intelligence services””. (Link)

The U.K. Independent ran the above quote last year based on British intelligence officials who were concerned about scrutiny on their aligned activity with the U.S. CIA during the 2016 election.  More recently, yesterday the New York Times ran an article breathless with concern about DOJ inquiry and Attorney John Durham questioning the CIA directly.

2020 […]  The Justice Department has declined to talk about Mr. Durham’s work in meaningful detail, but he has been said to be interested in how the intelligence community came up with its analytical judgments — including its assessment that Russia was not merely sowing discord, but specifically sought to help Mr. Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
[…] The analysts could have been engaged in standard bureaucratic behavior like obeying the filtering process or hoarding sensitive information. Or perhaps they were trying to cover something up. The questions asked by Mr. Durham and his team suggest they are looking for any potential basis to support making the latter reading, officials said.
[…] Mr. Durham has interviewed F.B.I. officials and agents who worked on the bureau’s Russia investigation, called Crossfire Hurricane, and for the special counsel who took over the inquiry, Robert S. Mueller III. They have also interviewed C.I.A. analysts.

Mr. Durham and his team also interviewed around a half-dozen current and former officials and analysts at the National Security Agency, including its former director, the retired Adm. Michael S. Rogers, last summer and again last fall. The Intercept first reported the interviews of Admiral Rogers.

But Mr. Durham has not interviewed the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, his onetime deputy Andrew G. McCabe or Mr. Brennan. Mr. Durham has requested Mr. Brennan’s emails, call logs and other documents from the C.I.A. to learn what he told other officials, including Mr. Comey, about his and the C.I.A.’s views of a notorious dossier of assertions about Russia and Trump associates.  (NYT Link)

It is important to remember how critical the Russian interference narrative is to the activity that took place in 2016.  If you take away the mortar, the building collapses. If the concrete evidence is not there to support the intelligence claims of 2016/2017, then all justification for the downstream “investigations” is lost.
Without the Russia narrative, those who weaponized intelligence for political surveillance are naked to the world.  The Russia narrative is essential for their justification of everything.  In a world with a functioning media the high importance of a key detail would mean even more scrutiny on that detail was warranted. Alas, in the world of orange-man-bad, the concept of a functioning media is as visible as a rotary phone.
The two-year investigation that generated the Weissmann/Mueller report contains claims that Russia hacked the DNC servers as the central element to the Russia interference narrative in the 2016 U.S. election.  This claim is perhaps the sketchiest.
It is also important to remember just how extensive the operations of the CIA were in 2016; because it is within the network of foreign and domestic operations where FBI Agent Peter Strzok is noted as a bridge between the CIA and FBI operations.
By now people are familiar with the construct of CIA operations involving Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor now generally admitted/identified as some kind of a western intelligence operative who was tasked to run an operation against Trump campaign official George Papadopoulos in both Italy (Rome) and London. {Go Deep}
In a similar fashion the CIA tasked U.S. intelligence asset Stefan Halper to target another Trump campaign official, Carter Page. Under the auspices of being a Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper also targeted General Michael Flynn. Additionally, using assistance from a female FBI agent under the false name Azra Turk, Mr. Halper also targeted Papadopoulos.
The initial operations to target Flynn, Papadopoulos and Page were all based overseas. This seemingly makes CIA exploitation of assets and targets much easier. However, there is an aspect to the domestic operation also bearing fingerprints of the CIA; only this time due to the restrictive laws on targets inside the U.S. the CIA aspect is less prominent. This is where FBI Agent Peter Strzok working for both agencies starts to become important.
In their text messages Strzok has a working relationship with what he called their “sister agency”, the CIA. Additionally, CIA Director Brennan has admitted Strzok helped write the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) which outlines the Russia narrative.
Also late July “Electronic Communication” from the CIA to the FBI originating FBI operation “Crossfire Hurricane” was party authored from the CIA by Strzok.  The fast moving Strzok immediately used that EC, to initiate Crossfire Hurricane as authorized by his boss FBI Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap.  Then Strzok traveled to London to debrief intelligence officials there about the Australian Ambassador to the U.K, Alexander Downer and his contacts with George Papadopoulos.
Peter Strzok appears as a very eager, profoundly overzealous James Bond wannabe, who enjoyed a role acting as a bridge between the CIA and the FBI. The perfect type of FBI career agent for CIA Director John Brennan to utilize. [Strzok gets CIA service coin]
Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson hired CIA Open Source analyst Nellie Ohr toward the end of 2015; at appropriately the same time as “FBI Contractors” were identified exploiting the NSA database and extracting information on a specific set of U.S. persons.
It was also Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson who was domestically tasked with a Russian lobbyist named Natalia Veselnitskya. A little reported Russian Deputy Attorney General named Saak Albertovich Karapetyan was working double-agents for the CIA and Kremlin. Karapetyan was directing the foreign operations of Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Glenn Simpson was organizing her inside the U.S.
Glenn Simpson managed Veselnitskaya through the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. However, once the Fusion-GPS operation using Veselnitskaya started to unravel with public reporting… back in Russia Deputy AG Karapetyan unfortunately died in a helicopter crash.
Simultaneously timed in late 2015 through mid 2016, there was a domestic FBI operation using a young Russian named Maria Butina tasked to run up against republican presidential candidates. According to Patrick Byrne, Butina’s handler, it was FBI agent Peter Strzok who was giving Byrne the instructions on where to send her. {Go Deep}
Additionally, Christopher Steele was a British intelligence officer, hired by Fusion-GPS to assemble and launder fraudulent intelligence information within his dossier. And we cannot forget Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who was recruited by Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe to participate in running an operation against the Trump campaign and create the impression of Russian involvement. Deripaska refused to participate.
All of this context outlines the extent to which the CIA and FBI were openly involved in constructing a political operation that settled upon anyone in candidate Donald Trump’s orbit.  Much of this overlapping operation was seemingly directed by Peter Strzok operating with a foot in both agencies. [Strzok gets CIA service coin]
Thus we see the importance of the Russian Conspiracy-Interference Narrative.  Without that baseline all of the aforementioned operations have no justification.  Again, this Russia narrative is the critical mortar that binds the investigative and political surveillance bricks.
All of this engagement was admittedly controlled by U.S. intelligence; and all of this was intended to give a specific Russia impression. This predicate is presumably what John Durham is currently reviewing.
The key background point is to see how committed the CIA/FBI were to the narrative of Russia interfering with the 2016 election. The CIA, FBI, and by extension the DOJ, put a hell of a lot of work into it. Intelligence community work that Durham is now unraveling.
John Durham is looking at the construct of the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA); and talking to CIA analysts who participated in the construct of the January 2017 report that bolstered the false appearance of Russian interference in the 2016 election. This is important because it ties in to the next part that involves Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
On April 11th, 2019, the Julian Assange indictment was unsealed in the EDVA.
From the indictment we discover it was under seal since March 6th, 2018:

(Link to pdf)

On Tuesday April 15th, 2019, more investigative material was released. Again, note the dates: Grand Jury, *December of 2017* This means FBI investigation prior to….
♦The FBI investigation took place prior to December 2017, it was coordinated through the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) where current FBI chief legal counsel Dana Boente was U.S. Attorney at the time, while also holding jobs in Main Justice.
♦The grand jury indictment was sealed from March of 2018 until after Mueller completed his investigation, April 2019.

Why did the DOJ wait?
What was the DOJ waiting for?
Here’s where it gets interesting….
The FBI submission to the Grand Jury in December of 2017 was four months after congressman Dana Rohrabacher talked to Julian Assange in August of 2017: “Assange told a U.S. congressman … he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents … did not come from Russia.”

(August 2017, The Hill Via John Solomon) Julian Assange told a U.S. congressman on Tuesday he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents he published during last year’s election did not come from Russia and promised additional helpful information about the leaks in the near future.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who is friendly to Russia and chairs an important House subcommittee on Eurasia policy, became the first American congressman to meet with Assange during a three-hour private gathering at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for years.
Rohrabacher recounted his conversation with Assange to The Hill.
“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC [Democratic National Committee] emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher said, “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”
Pressed for more detail on the source of the documents, Rohrabacher said he had information to share privately with President Trump. (read more)

Knowing how much effort the CIA and FBI put into the Russia collusion-conspiracy narrative; and knowing how absolutely critical it was to justify all the surveillance that had taken place prior to the 2016 election; it would make sense for the FBI to take keen interest after this August 2017 meeting between Rohrabacher and Assange; and why the FBI would quickly gather specific evidence (related to Wikileaks and Bradley Manning) for a grand jury by December 2017.
Within three months of the grand jury the DOJ generated an indictment and sealed it in March 2018. The EDVA sat on the indictment while the Mueller probe was ongoing.
As soon as the Mueller probe ended, on April 11th, 2019, a coordinated effort between the U.K. and U.S. was executed; Julian Assange was forcibly arrested and removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and the EDVA indictment was unsealed (link).
As a person who has researched this three year fiasco including: the ridiculously false 2016 Russian hacking and interference narrative; the “17 intelligence agencies”, Joint Analysis Report (JAR) needed for Obama’s anti-Russia narrative in December ’16; and then a month later the ridiculously political Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) in January ’17; the timing against Julian Assange was far too coincidental.
It doesn’t take a deep researcher to see the aligned U.S/U.K motive to control Julian Assange because the Mueller report was dependent on Russia cybercrimes, and that narrative is contingent on the Russia DNC hack story which Julian Assange disputes.
The Weissmann/Mueller report contains claims that Russia hacked the DNC servers as the central evidence to the Russia interference narrative in the U.S. election. This claim is directly disputed by WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, as outlined during the Dana Rohrabacher interview, and by Julian Assange on-the-record statements.
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The predicate for Crossfire Hurricane was Russia interfering in the 2016 election.
The predicate for the FISA warrant against U.S. Carter Page was a Russia investigation, that included the Steele Dossier as evidence, and the use therein was contingent on Russia interfering in the 2016 election.
The predicate for Robert Mueller’s investigation was specifically due to Russian interference in the 2016 election; and the possibility of Trump-Russia collusion.
All of these predicate claims are demonstrably false or wildly overstated using the most tenuous of stretched interpretations.   This is what John Durham is looking at.
The fulcrum for the media to push the Russia interference narrative is the Intelligence Community Assessment; and the primary factual evidence claimed within the ICA is that Russia hacked the DNC servers.  A claim that is only made possible by relying on forensic computer analysis from Crowdstrike, a DNC contractor.
When it comes to reviewing all of the predication aspects, the CIA holds a massive conflict of self-interest in upholding the Russian hacking claim.  Thus we see members of the CIA and intelligence apparatus within media stories outraged over being questioned.
Without the initiation by the CIA, the FBI also is exposed.  Thus the FBI holds a massive interest in maintaining the Russia hacking (Crowdstrike) claim.
Additionally, all of those foreign countries whose intelligence apparatus participated with John Brennan and Peter Strzok also have a vested self-interest in maintaining the Russia hacking and interference narrative.
Most worrisome, Julian Assange is the only person with direct knowledge of how Wikileaks gained custody of the DNC emails; and Assange has claimed he has evidence it was not from a hack – but rather from a leak by a source inside the DNC.
This Russian “hacking” claim is ultimately so important to the CIA, FBI, DOJ, ODNI and U.K intelligence apparatus; and right there is the most transparently obvious motive to shut Assange down as soon as U.S. and U.K. intelligence officials knew the Mueller report was going to be made public.

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525 Responses to U.S. and U.K. Intelligence Agencies Worry About John Durham – Scrutiny of CIA Draws Media Apoplexy…

  1. littleanniefannie says:

    Could the helicopter crash be the Russian version of Arkancide?
    Hope some of the rats get caught in the traps trying to scurry from the nest!

    • bertdilbert says:

      But Barr was complaining about Trump tweeting affecting his job. OK, but what about DOJ, FBI and CIA actions and media leaks affecting Trump’s Job? That’s what I thought.

    • RAC says:

      If he was a loose end who had the most interest in his demise, bearing in mind the official Russians could have just have thrown him in jail no questions asked, there is of course the chance of a Russian equivalent of deep state.

      • litlbit2 says:

        It appears to me that the only reason Julian Assange has not been placed in a “Epstein cell” the information is in the hands of others. potus If something were to happen there would be a immediate exposure. No way to explain the Body bags, Seth Rich, Epstein.

    • sticknca says:

      It likely was as Deputy Karapetyan was also involved in a rather public charge of recruiting a Swiss government worker as a Russian agent and he had brought a lot of attention to himself. Besides the Valentskya attorney, I believe he also was tasked with the Russian NRA gal Butina, Byrne’s sweetie.

    • BigTalkers says:

      It’s more likely this was evidence to his bosses he was cooperating with Western Intelligence.
      Spycraft has a long documented history of having their “double agents” disappear as an “incentive” for others not to do likewise.

    • Show me ’round the Smoky Mountains way down South…

  2. tominellay says:

    You’re nailing it, Sundance…

  3. Steven R Colclasure says:

    Brennen and Comey keep popping off in the media and twitter. Has anyone heard anything from Clapper in awhile? If I was Brennen or Comey, I might be a little concerned that Clapper seems to be MIA

  4. moonpup says:

    Pray for a lot of sunshine.

    • Tseg says:

      These Agency cockroaches hide with sunshine, but come back when the light is off. We need an [ex]terminator.

  5. mg says:

    Sturdy oak branch and hemp rope for the traitors.
    I toast you every morning Sundance, with my first cup of coffee.

  6. TEAFORALL says:

    What they have done to Assange, Manafort, Flynn, Stone is a disgrace to our Government, and what they can get away with. CIA, FBI DOJ NSC ARE ABOVE THE LAW, the time has come to have this come crashing down and I don;t give a rats ass what happens

  7. Raptors2020 says:

    I don’t think Russian Interference was the predicate for Crossfire Hurricane: that’s the revisionist excuse they use now. Obama during the 2016 election was overtly dismissive that Russia could alter the election results.
    Their mission during the election was to frame Trump and his people for being traitors, and working with the Russians: Russian Collusion. The dual objective was to stage a show trial after Hillary won, or heaven forbid, impeach Trump if he somehow won.

    • gsonFIT says:

      About 6 months into this Rush used to say that Obama/Intel agencies wanted to destroy Donald Trump completely so “no outsider will ever try this again”. It isn’t just dem v Republican. President Trump got in the political classes laundromat

      • sticknca says:

        It must terrify the Clinton clan to know that Trump now has access to an exponential amount of information as compared to what they began with regarding “Filegate”.
        No more ex-mall cops like Craig Livingston. Now we have gender changing contractors with the data of the free world at their fingertips.

      • scrap1ron says:

        This is the message being sent. Kinda like finding a horse’s head in your bed. Jail time is insufficient for these bastards.

    • Tl Howard says:

      “Their mission during the election was to frame Trump and his people for being traitors, and working with the Russians: Russian Collusion.”
      This would mean they actually had reason, big reason, to believe he COULD win. To believe he could win meant they had access to polling data that said he could OR they knew something was so wrong with Hillary that she could lose. Was it her “illness” that they feared?

      • Raptors2020 says:

        DiGenova expressed this theory, shortly after election day 2016, that Hillary intended to punish Trump for “Crooked Hillary”: that’s certainly her character.
        How else to explain the expense and trouble of generating the Steele Dossier, but not releasing it until January, 2017? Most everyone in Washington had heard the rumors about Russian Collusion, including McCain: there was a huge whispering campaign going on. The great journalist Lee Smith has written extensively on this.
        Poor old George PapaD was supposedly fingered by Downer in July, 2016, but not interviewed by the FBI until January, 2017. That one circumstantial fact blows a huge hole in the bogus Russian Collusion theory. The persecution of Donald Trump was intended to begin after Hillary’s inauguration. When he won, the Washington Establishment shrugged, and held the inquisition anyway.
        Another under-discussed aspect of this is the great legal cost to many of Trump’s people. Hope Hicks is rejoining the Trump Administration. Trump mentioned that her salary during her first iteration on his staff was entirely eaten up by lawyer bills: that is certainly no accident by or for the Deep State.

    • Orygun says:

      That is something to always keep in mind. They would have murdered him and his family for daring to upset their sweet deal. We are seeing just the tip of the corruption iceberg and it needs to be completely removed.
      The States under Democrat rule need to be fumigated next if and when the Federal government ever gets clean. We have an enormous job ahead of us and we should never stop even if it takes generations to do it.
      It took generations of corruption to get here.
      What ever judgement comes to them needs to be severe and in kind. They are murderous, hateful and evil people.

  8. pyrthroes says:

    On this hoicked-up Fusion GPS “predicate” basis, a manifest disinformation ploy sponsored by Podesta’s DNC with the explicit object of subverting U.S. electoral processes, one would think that Barr and Durham would take steps to protect-and-preserve Julian Assange as a critical witness exposing this charade. But no… and so a Jeffrey Epstein moment seems all but inevitable as ye ole Deep State keeps on a-truckin’.
    Kudos as ever to Sundance/CTH for rendering convoluted timelines intelligible to we mere citizens. If the Liu nomination debacle is any indication, a lurking official audience is taking note of this.

    • ILOT says:

      I don’t like the idea that my thoughts have migrated to “what if” Barr fully intended to allow Liu to take over at Treasury and turned a blind eye to any of her alleged indiscretions. What if PDJT informing him that he was about to pull the nomination led to the small house of cards (4 resignations) crumbling forced a pivot to all eyes on the Stone sentence. I don’t like the timing of any of it including the statements on Tweets. This is coming from a very pro Barr pro Durham observer. My point is that the tweets did not create the distraction, it was PDJT’s action days prior that resulted in the fallout. Secondly, when is the last time you saw Mitch on a talk show where he weighed in last night on Fox about the “rift” between PDJT and Mr. Barr. I have no doubt that appearance started with a call from Mitch to request air time on Fox….it’s odd.
      Then again, the tweets truly do complicate things, especially if DOJ is about to drop the hammer as a result of the Durham criminal investigation. I’m not into patronizing, but if Mr. Barr is on track with exacting justice, I’d lay low on the tweets. If the hammer does drop, what we are seeing from the liberal media and pelosi/schumer et al now is nothing compared to what we will see if / when there are indictments.

    • saywhat64 says:

      IMHO Assange has a very reliable and secure dead man trigger of information that will expose the whole Crowd Strike “russia hacked the DNC server” con job. If not, Mr. Assange would have long ago been “Epsteined”.

      • litenmaus says:

        I have often wondered, in addition to Rohrabacher, if Pamela Anderson was used to transport a ‘dead man’s trigger’ thumb drive out of the Ecuadorian embassy.

  9. gsonFIT says:

    If you have friends that you think would enjoy the Treehouse but are not yet members the above article would be a great starting point.

    • gsonFIT says:

      Also interested to hear about John Brenan’s inter agency task force that got Peter Strzok’s testosterone flowing. Seems like lots of things originated with this den of thieves.

  10. littleanniefannie says:

    1) Let’s drop the pretense—it isn’t the Mueller Report or the Mueller/Weissmann Report, it is, in reality, the Weissmann Report. I guarantee that anyone who watched the hearings last summer knows that you could have picked any Congressional page randomly and that page knew more about what was in the report than Mueller did!
    2) if the Democrats make inroads in the 2020 election, they will undoubtedly move to impeach not only Kavanaugh but Gorsuch as well. If that fails, look for massive court packing. At least 15 justices with all 6 they would appoint being the most extreme of the extremists.
    3) it is high time to haul in Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Yates, Clapper, Lynch, Strzok, Page, Archey, Pientka, Clinesmith, etc. They need to be thoroughly questioned and if any lies are detected, guarantee that those get at least the 7-9 year sentence that the 4 Coupsmen of the Apocalypse were willing to give Roger Stone.
    It is time to stop pussyfooting around. AG Barr and US Attorney Durham, if you need more evidence of the failed treasonous coup, Sundance has done thorough and outstanding research. Search this site for not only the statements of fact but the proof!!

    • saintoil says:

      IF the Dems make inroads 2020 it’s over. I think that is understood by deplorables. Your talking details.

    • Agreed Annie. Robert Meuller – “I’m not familiar with Fusion GPS”. Holy Cow, he was the Joe Biden of Special Prosecutors… he had NO clue.

      • Ginne says:

        Personally, I’m inclined to think people make too much of Mueller’s response to the Fusion question. His staff surely would have prepped him on who Fusion GPS was and the ties to the DNC, etc., and HIS report. Methinks Mueller was simply caught off guard or was unable to recall what he was briefed on by his team when the question was asked.
        Worse, however, was that no Repubs asked any followup during the hearing.

  11. Dharvey says:

    Sundance is doing real journalism a lost art in this nation. I am always in awe at the quality of his research and clarity in writing. You are a national treasure.

  12. Kaco says:

    I think Assange has a dead man’s switch on everything and has pretty much said so.
    Why are they so intent on keeping this Russian narrative? Because they are covering up a murder is my best guess.
    But why is “our” side participating in this scheme? Just their general corruption being exposed?
    It’s too bad Dana Rohrabacher lost his re-election. He was a long time congressman, was this because of a redistricting? Or Democrat voter sprawl?
    Seeing this article gives me some hope things are being looked at and getting done in the DOJ. Just hope it happens sooner than later. I can only hope the delay means they want an air tight case, no room for squawking Dems crying about POTUS going after his “political enemies” like a tyrant.

  13. Peoria Jones says:

    If We The People know this, so do all our gov’t masters. It is important that THEY know that WE know it. It’s out there (thank you Sundance and others) and cannot be un-exposed.
    Now, we must wait to see what they do about it. The situation for Assange is troublesome, but I can’t think of anything more we regular citizens can do…at the moment.

  14. They needed us to believe the lie that Trump & Co. were colluding with Putin to distract us from the reality that 0bama & Co. were operating like Stalin.
    They failed, got busted and need to pay or we kiss our Fourth Amendment et. al. rights goodby.
    “He who does not punish evil, commands that it be done”
    Leonardo da Vinci

    • We the people know says:

      “There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”
      ― Leonardo da Vinci

  15. lotbusyexec says:

    Who needs coffee when I can get charged up first thing with a great Sundance bombshell of truth. Thank you, Sundance and a Happy Valentine’s Day to all my fellow Treeper’s. Maybe today will be the day that the Kranken is released on Brennan and his ilk will start to see their worlds collapse. Valentine’s Day Arrests 2020? It would be lovely.

  16. Seneca the Elder says:

    More sunlight from Sundance reveals the Heart of Darkness that is the CIA and FBI.
    Just reading about these evil empires/ agencies is enough to inspire almost visceral fear.
    Our President Trump is playing a most dangerous game with these spawn of Satan, which is what I consider these Swamp creatures to be. They are unbelievably powerful and will do ANYTHING to keep that power including murder and mayhem.
    Assange needs to be protected and rescued. I understand he’s in very bad shape, almost at death’s door. We already know for sure the Russians never hacked the DNC computers. Come on man!
    Meanwhile, no matter what, the NYT and media never stop promoting the lies of Russian interference and collusion on a daily basis. The best goes on.

    • Kaco says:

      I feel very badly for Assange. POTUS quoted Wikileaks at the debates, Wikileaks with their drops, did help open people’s eyes and elect Pres Trump. But our President has done nothing to help him as far as I can see, and Pompeo basically declares him an enemy so I suppose that is the Administration’s stance. I’ve basically had to close my eyes to his imprisonment, and say, sorry we used you! Now rot in jail.
      I just checked on Wikileaks twitter. Apparently, they are deathly afraid of him being extradited to the U.S. and think he will die if he comes here. Without POTUS support, he would, like Epstein. He knows too much.

      • Judith says:

        DNC staffer Seth Rich “used” Assange to help his idol Bernie Sanders best crooked Hellary. That’s how Assange got himself into this.
        Neither Rich nor Assange cared about then-candidate Donald Trump. It had nothing to do with him.

      • jello333 says:

        Trump had BETTER protect Assange. I’ll support Trump for re-election no matter what, but as a person, Donald Trump the person, I’ll like him a lot less if he chooses to ignore Julian’s suffering.

  17. lcsteel says:

    I wonder why no arrests have been made in order to squeeze people into flipping.

    • bob at wendy's says:

      It takes a long time to set up all the dominoes, so when you flip one they all fall.

      • J says:

        Id have to imagine they are going to use seditious conspiracy and/or RICO. If thats the case they probably wouldnt want to tip their hands when casting a net as big as we think it should be. Their could be dozens, if not a hundred or more, threatened by these laws.

    • Garavaglia says:

      You are assuming that Washington wants sunlight on its’ scams? It doesn’t. That’s up to us, the citizens to deal with. We’re not gettin’ off that easy..we must do the dirty work. until then….same old same old. nothing changes if nothing changes.

  18. A2 says:

    The source cited above for this post is the UK Independent, which has been reduced to an online newspaper because of weak circulation. It was bought by the Russian businessman and former KGB officer Alexander Lebedev in 2010. It is Liberal left. And very anti-Trump.
    That’s my discount. They have also been accused of being not a news purveyor but an opinion purveyor. Like CNN.
    Caveat emptor.

  19. RAC says:

    UK is desperate for a good trade deal, there will never be a better time to squeeze the truth out of them, and get safe hold of Asange before it’s too late.

    • lieutenantm says:

      Yes. My bet is Trump wants to spring [and save] Assange……from his slow Brit murder
      and confinement. Brits being at the bottom of all this. THEY ARE DETERMINED TO NOT RELEASE HIM TO SAFETY……or into any freedom to tell his tale to Trump or anyone…

  20. TwoLaine says:

    Feels like a pattern, huh #JamesComeyIsAWeasel?

  21. John Keogh says:

    If one looks further back into the weaponization of government – The IRS (Lois Lerner and her group) might have actually helped the Republican Party stave off a permanent fracture. By delaying and refusing to give TeaParty groups their tax exempt status in a normal timeframe – the IRS rats intentionally crushed the momentum of those groups. The coordinated attacks by the DNC media apparatus in the MSM kept the pressure on and the patriots trying to establish these groups lost support. With that said, those same supporters that were hanging in limbo or lost – coalesced in 2015/2016 to help produce nominee Donald Trump. The unintended consequences of IRS subversion delivered a big tent Republican Party that delivered an historic victory in 2016.
    What will the long term unintended consequences of CIA/FBI mafeasence? They are starting to metastasize now. Keep the popcorn ready.

  22. Conservative_302 says:

    Barr seems to be asleep at the wheel. Why is he not cleaning up HIS DOJ? Why does he not intervene is Flynn and Stone? Watching Republican senators reply that they aren’t paying attention to what is going on with Stone made me want to puke yesterday. It made me think that Trump is really all alone in trying to change government. What a lonely place DC is for him. I think Kelly is Anonymous. The only being I have faith in is the Lord. The people inside government except Trumps friends like Ross and kind are so corrupt. I am tired of seeing democrats, the media, RINOs, Hollywood, etc. Beat up Trump on a daily basis. Barr says he can’t do his job if the president tweets about him, but we all know those tweets were the last straw to help Stone get justice since Barr was doing nothing. God please save us from all the evil out there.

    • BobR says:

      Precursor to a Barr resignation? Barr creating friction to give him an out? Barr probably ashamed what he has discovered but if he takes them all down what kind of a retirement will he have? His only friends will be Pres. Trump and 60 million Americans. Will he choose us or the swamp?

    • sticknca says:

      Since you mentioned it, I’m kind of surprised I haven’t seen many suggest Sarah Huckabee as Anonymous. My money would be split between Mnuchin and Sarah after initially tossing Kellyanne around.

      • RAC says:

        Sarah !?!?!? You must be nuts/joking. I love Sarah .

      • unconqueredone says:

        I might consider Kellyanne. Many of us don’t really trust here here at the treehouse. If it were the other two we would be lost beyond hope, particularly if it were Sarah.

        • I’ve seen Kellyanne in several hard hitting interviews. She is full MAGA.
          Anonymous is not an advisor. He is In a position which carries out orders.

          • unconqueredone says:

            Thanks. Worth considering. I don’t relish the idea that anyone in the inner circle is stabbing PDJT in the back.

            • donna kovacevic says:

              Bolton I don’t think at all, but either Mattis or Kelly would be my thought. Lord forgive me if I am wrong. Something strange with Kelly and the blonde chick from DHS that resigned. Forgive me I don’t know all the players names. POTUS said we would be surprised, so all these heroes like Mad Dog and Kelly. God Bless PDJT and Julian Assange.

    • Garavaglia says:

      The only thing keeping our “representatives” in check is our 2nd amendment. Fact.

  23. Alex Pazzo says:

    I saw a clip on twatter yesterday that Brit commie corbryn was rallying against Assange’s extradition to the USA

  24. CM-TX says:

    The case against Assange is BS! Manning was thrown back in jail because she/he “refused to answer a grand jury’s questions regarding Wikileaks.”
    TRANSLATION: Manning REFUSED to PERJURE her/himself, & tell them what they WANTED to hear!
    Assange wasn’t sitting around trying to hack into our Mil.? He didn’t need to! He acted as a Publisher, who was provided documents by Whistleblowers & Inside Leakers.
    Wikileaks also has a 100% accuracy record– how many “News” Agencies can claim that?!
    If he actually had any correspondence Re. “passwords,” he likely was referring to unlocking Files he’d ALREADY been provided by Manning!

  25. Genie says:

    If Durham met with Assange, then one hopes there is “an insurance policy in the likely event you die before you are 50.”

  26. Bulldog84 says:

    Durham needs to interview Julian Assange.

  27. richard verney says:

    No one has put forward a case as to why it would be in Russia’s interest to have Trump rather than HRC.
    Every one of Trump’s America First policies, is not in the interests of Russia. So for example, a stronger US military does not hep Russia. Likewise getting NATO members to cough up more money, thereby strengthening/beefing up NATO, does not help Russia. Making the US economy strong and making the US an even stronger Superpower does not help Russia. Taking the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement freeing the US energy market from restrictions, avoiding the adverse economic impact of US paying Climate reparations etc does not help Russia. Being in favour of fracking, and pipeline development and making the US energy independent, doe not help Russia. Making US a major player in the gas market being able to compete with Russian Gas does not help Russia. Freeing the US from the geopolitics of the Middle East, by becoming energy independent, does not help Russia. Keeping the US out of meaningless, never ending wars does not help Russia.
    No sensible person would ever think that Russia would want to see these policies enacted, and hence no sensible person would conclude that Russia would want Trump. And indeed, since his election, Trump has been far harder on Russia than other Presidents.
    By contrast, whilst Putin does not like HRC, she is well known for play to play, and the Russians had invested Billions in her (via the Clinton Foundation), they knew she could be trusted as Uranian One establishes, and as they say “never trust a person who cannot be bought for money”. HRC was the ultimate pushover, and she was continuity Obama (ie., ‘tell Putin I can be more flexible after my reelection’).
    If Russia was meddling in the election to favour one candidate over another, it would have been favouring HRC over Trump, as any serious analysis would suggest. What Brennan, Clapper, Comey and the like need to do is to explain why would Russia prefer to have Trump, and hence want to assist his campaign and his election.
    Russia was very clever feeding misinformation to HRC since it is this that has hampered Trump’s administration, and the US alaphabet agencies, the Democrats and HRC have been played as useful idiots and/or malign players, to act on behalf of Russia and to do Russia’s bidding, ie, to hamper and curtail Trump, not promote him.

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Left one out. How much does unrestricted immigration
      ELSEWHERE help Russia? The costs of all the healthcare,
      social programs, extra police, fighting off illness that hadn’t
      existed before. Those costs help Russia ( or China), because
      they could be put into strengthened military defense.
      Our enemies ,foreign and domestic champion unrestricted
      immigration, because it dispirits us, bankrupts us. While
      enriching and giving political strength to those that dispise us.

      • unconqueredone says:

        Plus giving unfettered physical access to any agent they wish to place in the US as an “undocumented”.

    • ALLAN CRAIN says:

      Thank you Richard Verney. It is time someone wrote the truth about this false narrative.

    • Top_10 says:

      Even more to the point,…Both countries are majority Christian and the vile atheists, agnostics, liberal progressives and communists — i.e GLOBALISTS, are doing any and everything to keep these two nations from bonding together and stamping out their Utopian dreams!

    • Chiefco says:

      Second best thing I have read this AM . Sundance has nailed the narrative and you brought it sliding home into home base. Bravo

  28. Blind no Longer says:

    I pray for Julian’s health and safety. He always promised there is a dead mans switch.]
    I always go back to those Mark Warner text messages…Waldman indicates “his” client has something so devastating to the Democrat party, it would destroy them forever.
    Let’s pray that’s true.

    • Garavaglia says:

      There may..or may not..be a dead man’s switch. I suspect he would have had something released by now to show his protocol was real. Nothing. He’s been incarcerated, in who knows what conditions, for nearly a year.

  29. dawg says:

    Such an excellent summary Sundance, thank you. I will be passing this along to my low-info relatives.

  30. CM-TX says:

    ?Remember also:
    “Judge dismisses [WITH Prejudice] DNC lawsuit against Assange and WikiLeaks”
    … | The judge labeled WikiLeaks an “international news organization” and said Assange is a “publisher,” exposing the liars in the corporate press who declare that Assange is not subject to free speech protections. Judge Koeltl continued: “In New York Times Co. v. United States, the landmark ‘Pentagon Papers’ case, the Supreme Court upheld the press’s right to publish information of public concern obtained from documents stolen by a third party.”
    As a legal matter, by granting WikiLeaks’ motion to dismiss, the court ruled that the DNC had not put forward a “factually plausible” claim. At the motion to dismiss stage, a judge is required to accept all the facts alleged by the plaintiff as true. Here, the judge ruled that even if all the facts alleged by the DNC were true, no fact-finder could “draw the reasonable inference that the defendant is liable for the misconduct alleged.”
    Going a step further, the judge called the DNC’s arguments “threadbare,” adding: “At no point does the DNC allege any facts” showing that Assange or WikiLeaks “participated in the theft of the DNC’s information.”
    Judge Koeltl said the DNC’s argument that Assange and WikiLeaks “conspired with the Russian Federation to steal and disseminate the DNC’s materials” is “entirely divorced from the facts.” The judge further ruled that the court “is not required to accept conclusory allegations asserted as facts.” … |

    • CM-TX says:

      And so… the D0J (US/UK) resorted to using the Manning Case to FALSELY IMPRISON Assange.
      Only problem– their “Star Witness,” [Manning] REFUSES to LIE for them. So they threw her/him back in Jail for Contempt. They’re hoping Manning will eventually cave to their UNLAWFUL demands.

  31. jimboct says:

    Barr said when he was interviewed about the statement of spying on the VSGPDJT campaign, that it must be properly predicated. What he is doing is proving it wasn’t. This blows up the whole narrative. Media hardest hit.

  32. StanH says:

    My concern is, as the clock keeps ticking and the calendar gets closer to the election it becomes less likely that anything will happen until after the election. The co-conspirators, the MSM, will throw up the canard that anything that President Trump or his administration does is political retribution and impeachable. AG Barr being a lifetime swamp dweller will willingly fall into this trap, whereby the co-conspirators the MSM will “report” glowing accounts of how Bill Barr is being reasonable. They will run 24/7 about how President Trump is “again” trying to again interfere with the election. Even though the Russia Collusion narrative has been destroyed again and again. You still hear it coming from uniparty hacks, no pun intended.
    That being said, we have an X-Factor this go round. If we see it, the President sees it, the President’s team sees it and he will not sit back at let the swamp pull a de facto cover-up. One way or another President Trump is going to pound them about the head-and-shoulders with declassification, constant tweets, massive march on the Mall etc. This is going to get interesting. We’ll see.
    Great work Sundance.

    • There’s really nothing that Trump can do to prevent being impeached several dozen times this summer. Unless and until he takes the case to the Supreme Court, since the Senate voted on party lines just like the House did and refused to declare the Articles to be Unconstitutional. He can’t stand around worrying about being thrown out of office.
      At this point, the only way forward is very simple: stop “looking” and start “arresting.” No one in DC is going to believe that there is actually any opposition to what they’ve done until the CNN camera trucks are parked out in front of their house at 4am. This is a monstrous crime that makes Watergate look silly. And yet the perps remain confident that, at the end of the day, no one will actually do anything about it.

      • guest4ever says:

        Personally, from a factual point of view, I’d rather they were OAN trucks.

      • StanH says:

        True enough. The uniparty still sees President Trump as an existential threat to the swamp. Impeachment is there only card and they will play it. The thing that they overlook at their own political peril is, I would expect 100 + million strong Deplorable Army. There is much we can do to effect things in the swamp. We’ll see.

      • IGiveUp says:

        “There’s really nothing that Trump can do to prevent being impeached several dozen times this summer.”
        Kav. hearings backfired. Impeachment backfired. Prob.ok on some level to let the Dems continue. If we win the war, future Congresses, Presidents and Courts can return impeachment to its rightful place of seriousness.
        The law is political. It’s meaning varies depending upon what the society and the pols want it to mean. Today impeachment is just another silly American farce without the deep meaning of the Founders.
        Also might be a good idea to let the dumbass Am. voters come to understand that if they give the House to the Dems again this is the kind of stuff they’re gonna get.
        All in all, I hope they impeach Trump 2 or 3 times before November.

    • Ginne says:

      “My concern is, as the clock keeps ticking and the calendar gets closer to the election it becomes less likely that anything will happen until after the election.” – StanH
      This should NOT be a concern, but understand why you think so. But really, every politician begins campaigning the DAY AFTER their election for their next run (unless they are a lame duck and cannot run for another term).
      So this concern over “interference” in an election is hogwash.

  33. pristach says:

    The only hope of getting Brennan will if Ona James Baker cooperates.

  34. libertydemandsmemory says:

    public self-servants who defend the Criminal Institutions of America are mercenaries for the “Thief State” and betray their sworn oaths to our Constitution.
    It is 6 degrees. I am grateful for warmth.
    I think about the families in Ukraine whose loved ones froze to death several years ago after burisma created a fake heating gas shortage then more than doubled the price for consumers.
    Froze to death.
    I think about the last, agonizing moments of the victims.
    What were their fears and unfulfilled dreams?
    How sad they lost their lives and their families lost the victims’ future gifts of love, harmony, support, laughter, and creativity.
    the bi-dones, pilferosis, kkkerrys, and romnels grifted millions of dollars for pay2play from burisma’s crimes against humanity.
    While Ukrainians were freezing to death because of illegal greed, what were the “evil-ite” bi-dines, pilferosis, kkkerrys, and romnels doing?
    Celebrating, staying safe and warm, revelling in their blood money, profiting by causing suffering, being smug, planning the overthrow of our USA. snorting cocaine, and molesting adolescents – while human beings froze to death.
    This war is not about the labels right or left.
    This war is about making the right choices between humane and inhuman behavior.
    It is time for Kennebuck Trials to deal with crimes against humanity. Not fake trials like Nuremberg, which targeted low-hanging puppets but protected and elevated the puppeteers – the same eugenics, generational crime families who have tried for more than 70 years to pillage and destroy our USA – the same eugenics, generational crime families who used mass murder on September 11, 2001, as an excuse to steal more of our rights – who assassinated John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Jr., Strom Thurmond, Paul Wellstone, Michael Hastings, Paul Walker, Gary Webb, and many journalists, actual, not fake, whistleblowers, and witness, and tried to kill Ronald Reagan.
    puppeteers are the elephants in the room.
    There IS a conspiracy – an organized crime conspiracy attempting a coup d’etat regime change – as the “Thief State” did in Ukraine and many other countries – against our duly/elected President, our Constitution, and our Liberties, our Freedoms of Speech and Religion our Right to Bear Arms, our Due Process.
    I shall report traitors to President Trump today.
    Will you?
    Many, many prayers for the families and friends of those who froze to death in Ukraine and to hundreds of millions of victims the “Thief State” all over the world, including Haiti and Africa.
    It is time to stop expecting our abusers to save us from their evil.

  35. Stan says:

    WAKE UP! What has Barr done since MAY! Nothing! And will do NOTHING! Durham is a Holder crony, and was named U.S. Attorney by Holder.
    “Elites”? These unemployable parasites couldn’t hack math, science nor business in college and pursued a career in government to suck off the those who work for a living.
    (And I’ll leave it at that)

    • teabag14 says:

      Stan: the fear is getting to you. I know because it gets to me too. You have an excellent sense of how deep, wide, & dangerous this all is. It’s overwhelming sometimes. Hang in there. You are not alone in your skepticism. Pray for the best. We must remember that there is much we do not and cannot know. ❤???

  36. Your Tour Guide says:

    An appropriate prayer is needed for Julian Assange.
    For his safety, for the continuance of his clarity of
    mind ( my crrent biggest fear). For his strength, resolution,
    general state of health. That those that plot to harm
    and slowly kill him have their plans thwarted, and
    are explosed for all to see.
    Lord, protect and shelter Julian Assange. Let the truths
    he has found come out and be heralded far and wide.
    May those who plot against his health, sanity, and life
    be exposed and thwarted at every step. May he regain
    his health, his clarity of mind, and enjoy the years that
    have been denied him by the plots of those who engineer
    evil. In your name we pray. Amen.

  37. dow40kby2024 says:

    Why cant the prosecutors arrest and go to trial with at least two of the known, referred criminals and then during the trial and pre-trial stuff start the process of building solid cases on the others. If one, two, or more give up the info needed to start frying others it gets the ball rolling along. Change the narrative, get some crooks indicted on smaller proven criminal acts stuff in search of the bigger. Isnt that similar to what was done with Flynn, Pap, Parnas, Manafoet, Stone? Im no expert but why not get that “Justice” started?

  38. deplorable says:

    Let us not forget about the Strzok/Page text messages discussing approval for “OCONUS lures”.

    • I don’t keep all of the acronym meanings on the tip of my brain; but I have a vague feeling, if not memory, that “OCONUS” means “outside of continental US”. In that context, I would like, rather, to see Brennan, Strzok and Clapper revealed as perpetrating their CIA crimes WITHIN the continental US — because the CIA is forbidden from acting here. I have tagged the attempted coup d’etat as a “rogue CIA in-country regime-change operation” with that understanding, both of what they did/are doing, and of just how fundamentally criminal have been and are still their actions, as Sundance’s post here once again lays bare, emphasizing the falsity of the Russia narrative to openly — and with MSM’s concentrated power — strike at Trump from the time he was elected President.
      And the “outside the US” false operations were all later than the FBI-FusionGPS-DOJ illegal collusion, pre-April 18, 2016…so obviously enacted by the Ohrs (Nellie at Fusion, Bruce at DOJ), for the benefit of the rogue CIA and their willing puppet, the FBI (both represented by Strzok, the cog*** wheel).
      ***cog wheel = a wheel with teeth (take a look at that photo of Strzok in Sundance’s post above)…the better to eat you with, my dear…

  39. Eastender says:

    I sure hope Assange trustworthy guards protecting him from people were so desperate to keep him quiet.

  40. namberak says:

    “This is what John Durham is looking at.” We think. Unless there’ve been some significant news items I missed, I would posit we have no idea what Durham is doing– if anything.

  41. humaweiner says:

    Comey, Brennan, McCabe, & Peter Peter the Lisa eater need to bone up on the upcoming dating rituals in federal prison.

  42. saywhat64 says:

    If the art and science of real journalism was alive and well, this article by Sundance would win a Pulitzer Price.

  43. John-Y128 says:

    “Impeachment Was Cover for CrowdStrike and Democrats Got What They Wanted”
    “Republicans shouldn’t gloat over Trump’s victory over his impeachment foes. It was always just a ruse meant to “memory hole” the malicious activity of CrowdStrike in concocting the alleged “Russian hack” of the DNC servers. There’s much more going on here than meets the eye.”
    “The Democrats’ apparently self-destructive obsession allowed the media, once more, to distract from the crucial question on which the president keeps trying to focus our attention: Why did the DNC repeatedly reject FBI and Department of Homeland Security requests to examine their supposedly hacked machines?” https://amgreatness.com/2020/02/14/impeachment-was-cover-for-crowdstrike-and-democrats-got-what-they-wanted/

  44. Right to reply says:

    If Russia was so bad. Why did Obama sell them Uranium? Was the deal that Russia would give it to Iran?

  45. The Radar Guy says:

    I’m sure many treepers must have seen Angelo Codevilla’s latest publication at Claremont’s American Mind – Abolish CIA and FISA. It is an absolutely must read. It is more manifesto than publication. It lays out in easy to understand language what CTH has discussed in great detail – the absolute and abject corruption in the upper reaches of the deep state. Because it is easily readable and yet packed with information, it is a great document to keep handy and use to influence friends and family.
    BTW, Codevilla is no slouch – he was a key staffer for the Senate Intel Committee for years. He knows and completely understands the methods and motives of the deep state.
    Further, he offers tangible solutions/suggestions to mitigate the dire influence of the deep state on American life and liberties. It is so good, it could have been written by Sundance and his team. A MUST READ.

    • Kristin DeBacco says:

      Bookmarked! I concur. Thank you Radar Guy.

    • There are more reasons to abolish both FISA and PATRIOT – the Act which “mysteriously appeared” in its 900+ page glory just a few days after 9/11. Today we can very plainly see how the ability to secretly gather and stockpile information make utter rubbish of the Constitution’s protection against “unreasonable search,” and how in so doing it creates vulnerabilities for our nation and its people, the likes of which could not exist without it. We might still need surveillance, but this is a dangerous and worthless way to try and get it.

    • Thanks. I have copied it to read.

  46. Kristin DeBacco says:

    Whatever Durham and Barr are finding, they must be flabbergasted by the complexity of this coup. Will they reveal this to the country or will they opt to protect their institutions out of shame?
    Barr by now must realize how difficult the presidency was and is for President Trump with all that going on, never mind that he had to read righteous tweets.
    Our President cannot shy away from all this publicly like Barr can hide in his office to do his job.
    For now I will accept the “elbow room” Sundance put forth but eventually we need to see some results of our taxpayer investigations. And “ things “ need to be put right. We cannot accept less. My, and my fellow citizen’s, patience has been tested to the hilt so far Mr. Barr!!
    Cold anger.

    • The only way to get to the end of this massive coup is to start prosecutions. You’ve got to telegraph the message that people are actually going to go to jail for this. Pick people who might start telling you what they know in exchange for the promise of a reduced sentence. “Analysis paralysis” won’t get the job done.

  47. angech says:

    Hope Barr stays. A real worry if he goes. Needs to keep taking down 2 a week without Trump stirring it up to much. So far so good. Any bets on who it will be next week?
    Strzok and Page probably 3 weeks off.
    Perhaps Boente.?
    Perhaps Atkinson?
    Most likely a charge re that lawyer with the FISA problem.
    Plus he will name the senior rat in the white house.

  48. Publius2016 says:

    Why does Assange rot in British Prison?
    If he was SMART, SETH RICH DOCs would’ve dropped already??
    In researching, the disconnect is WIKILEAKS…is WIKILEAKS US INTEL???

  49. SYFer says:

    CTH: the “rotary phone” of media. Another great piece and when SD says the mortar is crumbling, I’m thinking we’re finally at the long-awaited tipping point. I have a great old circa ‘early 70s red rotary phone in my office as an object d’art and it reminds people how solid, trustworthy and dependable those old things were.

  50. rjones99 says:

    Depressing that, three years in, we are only now getting to the point of *investigating* the CIA/FBI coordination team. That would seem to imply there are still major open questions and in turn that implies prosecution is still a long way off.
    Were democrats in charge here they would’ve unleashed the kraken and many arms would’ve been twisted clean off to expedite getting to the truth. But, of course, our side conveniently chooses to go with Marcus of Queensbury.
    It’s looking more and more likely that Durham is going to just issue a “report” telling us why everything we know was wrong or isn’t provable or was misinterpreted or whatever.
    I hope President Trump has a backup plan for the case in which the same thing happens to this investigation as happened to Epstein.

    • Publius2016 says:

      Actually, many of the FACTS ARE ALREADY IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN!
      Yes, the releases have been selective like some Strzok texts but at the end of the day, Mueller and SHAMPEACHMENT WERE DEFEATED!
      Like JFK Files, we know enough to confirm DEEP STATE UNIPARTY THINK TANK BLACK OPS!

      • Bill Durham says:

        All Durham needs is ONE of those 40 FBI agents to start talking. One of those CIA analysts to talk. One NSA analyst to talk. One Kevin clinesmith to talk. One FBI computer forensic analyst. One person and the dominoes fall. Too many people were involved. Trump beating Mueller and impeachment was key. It will be difficult to keep everyone in line now. The bad guys realize he is the Teflon Don. Another impeachment scam won’t work. They believe for 3 years he would be tossed out. That was their hope. Book deals provided cash. Now they will be looking for life rafts. It only takes one.

        • Philip Faustman says:

          After all this time I feel nothing will happen. More evidence that everyone in DC is on the same team in my opinion. What was done to our President is evil to the core and the fact that Obama and Hillary will not be punished says all I need to know about the rule of law and fairness based on status and party affiliation. “Rules For Thee and NOT For Me!”

        • jeff montanye says:

          and julian assange’s prison sentence is finished about tax day, or two months from now. maybe trump can get him extradited and deposed. and, later, pardoned.

          • yes, he was arrested on April 12, 2019. And the Muller report came out April 18, 2019. Sundance is right. The dates of everything tell the story. Me thinks no coincidence.

        • Your Tour Guide says:

          I wonder if anyone is keeping track of John Bolton?
          After the last few weeks, I consider him as sort of a
          canary in the coal mine. Has he come back stateside?
          Any big buy ups of land over where he’s been haunting?
          Is Bolton still in Qatar? No extradition treaty. Convenient.
          Might he be scouting for a little compound for some other
          like minded swampsters? All of them would have plenty
          of seed money to bail, what with the book and MSM deals.
          Can probably live large over there. Labor costs are probably
          absurdly 3rd world.
          Let’s see if we hear any more about Bolton in the next
          few weeks.

        • mostlyogauge says:

          Maybe they already have started to talk ……

      • rjones99 says:

        Yes. And most people will finally believe what really happened…right after the indictments drop. Until that time, it’s all he-said, she-said, conspiratorial speculation. What we see as gaslighting in the media, the true believers see as reality and truth. Only indictments will burst that bubble.
        That’s why this idea that only cases that can unambiguously be won by DOJ is total BS. The jury pool is DC is tainted and biased, which sets the bar for an an indictment at a ridiculously high level.
        If that standard is dropped, which it should be in this case, the indictment is reality, much of the evidence is dropped and must then be confronted as fact even by squishy moderates and mendacious media, and the criminals at least are publicly shamed and forced to grovel for defense funds. Hopefully they are also ruined in the eyes of history and some deterrence to future such acts is established.
        It’s not like we’re at risk of retaliation with fake information here. Such an attack is what provoked the current situation.
        When you are dealing with intelligent crooks who are also in charge of the laws, policies and procedures, innocent until proven guilty is a quaint but obsolete notion. The standard should be innocent until overrun by a dump truck of evidence. And Barr should be driving that dump truck faster than he is.

        • Bill Durham says:

          I am hopeful some indictments will come. The impeach Barr and attacks on Durham are a huge tell. If Bondo Barr was doing a cover up he would never turn over some of these stones. Every time you see a hysterical Barr or Durham article at the nyt, wapo, or CNN it should give you hope. He is getting close and people are worried. Plea deals are the key. I want admissions and bankruptcy. I don’t give a damn about gitmo. I want them exposed, bankrupt, and admitting the scheme.

        • noswamp says:

          No one has the balls to truly prosecute this conspiracy. Not Durham and not Barr. You don’t think that if it were a Dem Pres, people would already be in jail sentenced? See how fast the DS went after the President’s friends? See how slow Barr and Durham are working? Barr even criticizing POTUS? I have little confidence in Barr. But at the same time I hope he gets off his ass and stops protecting the DOJ but prosecuting the alphabet soup of agencies involved in the worst case of treason in our nation’s history.

      • Zippy says:

        “Actually, many of the FACTS ARE ALREADY IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN!”
        And for a LONG time which is why I’ve said many times that there are ZERO excuses for “investigations” that take so incredibly long when the road map for TARGETED investigations has already been laid out for them.
        One example of many: the Mifsud taped deposition made in the SUMMER of 2016 which could have been a massively pro-Trump October surprise because it would have absolutely obliterated the Russian collusion farce from the get-go wasn’t listened to until the FALL of 2019!
        And don’t give me the “it would have interfered with the Mueller investigation” when listening to that tape should have been a KEY piece of evidence IN Mueller’s investigation… but we know why it WASN’T. And don’t use the MORON self-recused Sessions excuse either. Some actual and apparently rare ally within Trump’s advisers could have told him about it and he could have brought the question up himself in a tweet.

    • Ginne says:

      “Most worrisome, Julian Assange is the only person with direct knowledge of how Wikileaks gained custody of the DNC emails; and Assange has claimed he has evidence it was not from a hack – but rather from a leak by a source inside the DNC.”
      Former NSA scientist William Binney has, in all practicality, proven that the download of the DNC hack was INTERNAL. Most everyone has concluded it was Seth Rich who provided Wikileaks with the e-mails (remember Wikileaks put up a substantial reward for whomever revealed who murdered Rich). Rich worked for the DNC!! (and was a Bernie Sanders supporter, thus the reason he leaked this damaging info on HRC/Podesta, etc.).
      Given all this, why does Lindsey Graham (and many others who should know by now) continue to spout “We know the Russians hacked the DNC server” [paraphrase]????
      Graham should be forced to read this post by Sundance.
      Amazing the blissful ignorance by people who should be able to piece this together but somehow are stuck with a narrative that’s full of holes.

      • Debra says:

        The Senate is the Big Club, where, once you are a member, the protection racket kicks in.
        At least it looks that way to me . . .

      • Occam’s Razor tells us that you only need a zip-drive in a shirt pocket. It’s ludicrous to think that “the Russians (of course …)” hacked into a computer from half-a-planet away and stole emails that they somehow(!) knew were there.
        But, there’s exactly one reason why “Russia” is now named: it makes it “foreign intelligence,” and that means “obsessive surveillance.”
        We may never know how many tens of thousands of people have had their personal lives pored over in a mad attempt to “get Donald Trump.” But we only know one thing: they never found anything.

        • Agreed Mike, they went to the ends of the earth using the entire US government to find dirt on President Trump and found NOTHING. which tells me he is the most untainted president in (at least recent) history. Which is why we need to do EVERYTHING in our power to support him and vindicate him. If we can’t destroy the corrupt Deep State now, we’ll NEVER get this chance again.

      • Scott B. says:

        “Graham should be forced to read this post by Sundance. ”
        out loud…
        on the Senate floor!

      • dottygal says:

        Because Lindsey Graham doesn’t want people to look at Ukraine (and find out about all the laundered taxpayer money he has collected over the years)? Ukraine has the Crowdstrike server, right?

      • Samiam1015 says:

        I’m afraid there is nothing blissfully ignorant about Lindsey Graham and others that repeat the Russian hack lies. It’s by design, because they need blissfully ignorant VOTERS.

    • Garavaglia says:

      The swamp wasn’t built in a day.

    • Manolis G says:

      It was the Marquis of Queensbury (not “Marcus”).

    • Perot Conservative says:

      Isn’t a ‘report’ a political talking point?
      I’d think in the real world, from a prosecuting attorney, we either have Indictments or silence.
      And how convenient for the world’s allegedly most sophisticated intelligence agencies to defer to Crowdstrike on the key physical evidence.
      Where is Assange now? Can’t Patriots, Conservatives, civil libertarians, et al, marshall resources to get him an All Star Defense Legal Team? Even with Google & Twitter likely getting in the way …

      • lisa belanger says:

        the men days are couted he is a dieing corpse
        go do that to people who know too much/////sad …god is watching
        karma will take care of it

    • Dutchman says:

      Agree, but you forgot “Yes, the CIA/FBI DID create a false narrative, that Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election, by hacking the DNC/DCCC servers.
      But, they didn’t INTEND to,…so all good, right?
      FBI blames CIA, CIA says they were the victims of “Russian disinformation”, and the Durham report gets put on a shelf.
      “No leaks coming from Durhams investigation”.
      Yeah, there weren’t any leaks from Hubers investigation, either.
      What little info we have, regarding Barr/Durhams activities, COULD equally be either an investigation to expose, OR an investigation to cover up.
      Convinced as I am, that Republicon leadership in Congress greenlighted the coup attempt, and since has actively supported the coverup, and as Barr was confirmed by Republicons in the Senate, while Ratcliff didn’t even get out of committee, I THINK its a coverup.

    • Spooky says:

      ‘It’s looking more and more likely that Durham is going to just issue a “report” ‘
      I don’t know why people keep making this mistake. Durham is engaged in a criminal investigation. That means a grand jury proceeding. If no one is indicted then the proceedings are sealed. If some person or persons are indicted then the trial is a public proceeding with public access. Either way THERE WILL BE NO REPORT because Durham is NOT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR. He is a U.S. Attorney like hundreds of other DOJ prosecutors.

      • Wayshuba says:

        People seem to forget that Durham has gone after corrupt FBI Officials in the past. This is why people in Washington are scared. This man has a track record of putting the law above all else – even against the Federal Government.
        I can’t see them letting this skate. This was an active coup d’etat against a sitting US President by a former US President. It doesn’t get any worse than this and if they let it skate, I am sure they are well aware it will be the end of the American Republic.

    • VegGOP says:

      Call me naive, but I don’t understand why Assange hasn’t made a public statement of Wikileak’s source of the DNC emails. Instead, he seems to want to speak directly and privately to POTUS about this. Meanwhile, as he is waiting to talk to POTUS, he might be Epstein’ed. On the other hand, why doesn’t POTUS take action on this? Indeed, to scare the hell out of his enemies, POTUS could travel to UK and visit Assange in jail!

  51. IGiveUp says:

    “Without the Russia narrative, those who weaponized intelligence for political surveillance are naked to the world. The Russia narrative is essential for their justification of everything. ”
    Crowdstrike essential to Russian narrative as well:

    • Linda K. says:

      I agree. I also noticed that “Crowdstrike” seems to be the epicenter of political angst among those in the deep state. What is going on here? The russian interference narrative
      never rang true and Ukraine seems to be the heart of darkness as far as corruption and deception . It must just be the money laundering capital of the deep state and Rudy has proof.

      • Linda K. says:

        Joe Biden was floated out as someone who might beat Trump, but as we can all see, Joe is not evengoing to make it to the convention. It was ridiculous to impeach Trump for asking Ukraine to investigate Biden, when his son was getting millions from Burisma, in an obviously shady situation. But they did. What is with Crowdstrike?

        • IMO the only reason that quid-pro-Joe hasn’t dropped out is because he’s using his candidacy as a shield against investigation. The minute he drops out then both he and Hunter are vulnerable. He will stay in the race until the convention picks someone else. And, even then he will claim that he’s being persecuted because PDJT is “afraid” of him.

      • gawntrail says:

        It’s where the NSA downloads are housed, accessed, and exploited. Simplest answer as to why such a reaction to the mere mention of that name.
        Crowdstrike is the ‘hub’ of all the Uniparty dirt.

        • dessertloya says:

          I guess this is what you’re getting at, but perhaps Crowdstrike is an operation itself, along the lines of Crypto AG. Crypto AG was a Swiss company which in the 70s-90s was used by governments and militaries to encrypt their communications. Unbeknownst to them, it was really a CIA/West German intelligence front. The mention of the name “Crowdstrike” seems to trigger a lot of folks who would be triggered were it an intelligence operation. (Plus, if it is a CIA front, perhaps that’s a reason folks like Graham and Senate Intelligence, who surely are aware of the leak vs. hack argument, continue with the hack argument. They’ve weighed the options and decided Trump is still in office/exposing Crowdstrike would compromise to many other surveillance operations worldwide.)

        • Pokey says:

          Primarily the DNC dirt. There isn’t much Uniparty contact with Crowdstrike, who were hired by Hillary Clinton to help manufacture the Russia collusion narrative to explain the FBI and CIA coverup of the actual way the DNC e-mails found their way to Wikileaks and to pin that disaster on the Repugs.
          The Repugs, stupid as they always are, found the Crowdstrike Russia narrative helpful because it also explained how had all been beaten by the Populist Usurper in Chief and were still licking their wounds, as it were.
          You couldn’t make this stuff up if you were writing a fiction novel. I fear more mysterious deaths will join Seth Rich as the DOJ gets closer to the truth. This whole mess is illustrative of the most important reason the framers wanted a very limited Federal Government. Here is to PDJT for his efforts to try to drain the Swamp.

          • IGiveUp says:

            “The Repugs, stupid as they always are, found the Crowdstrike Russia narrative helpful because it also explained how had all been beaten by the Populist Usurper in Chief and were still licking their wounds, as it were.”
            Man I never even considered that. That is so twisted. But I wouldn’t put it past them.

    • SereneMarine says:

      Thanks for sharing this article. It has some interesting links that dig deeper into exposing the deceit in the Wiseman/Mueller report. In particular, the deception surrounding the indictment of the 13 “Russian hackers”. However, for me, this is the money quote in the article:
      ‘It’s worth noting Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Roger Stone were the only establishment figures known to have pushed the idea that CrowdStrike’s story about Russia having hacked the DNC was complete nonsense. Flynn and Manafort were even trying to convince Trump.’

      • TJ says:

        When PT met Putin in Helsinki, Putin offered Mueller to come to Russia and interview those “Russian hackers” he indicted. Putin requested interviews in return. Bill Browder and Christopher Steele were two.
        Hillary Clinton has met with Putin personally. She commented on their shared love for animals. She describes her meeting warmly. This was around the famous “Russian Reset” in 2009 with Hillary Clinton and Sergei Lavrov(Rus. FM), pressing a button on a small box she gave him as a gesture of diplomacy.
        When did Russia become more dangerous then the communist USSR? When Bill Browder started lobbying [REDACTED]. He’s been on a global crusade ever since.
        Bill Browder, Fusion GPS, and Natalia Veselnitskaya

    • willyeye says:

      All of the evidence needed to totally blow up the “Russian interference in the 2016 election” narrative pill the beans, the Dems, their media arm, and the Deep State will simply claim that Assange is an insane liar. Barr needs to get to Assange before Assange is “Epsteined”. I guess that makes two things that true justice hinges on: proving that Crowdstrike lied to protect the DNC, and also whether Barr is a a good guy or a bad guy.
      If Barr is a good guy, let’s hope he gets to Assange before the Clinton’s henchmen do. Unfortunately, the DOJ needs to get Assange to the States, but that puts his life at severe risk. But in the hands of the Brits, Barr probably can’t get access. I don’t have the answer; I hope somebody does.

    • willyeye says:

      This is a great article by Mr. Thau.

    • Judith says:

      If the CIA / FBI can’t *examine* a freaking computer server first-hand, to *verify* suspected “foreign” election interference, before embarking on a four-year TREASONOUS coup to remove our duly elected President, then these Spooks don’t have a leg to stand on.
      It is at best inept, and at worst treasonous, for US intelligence agencies to expect a *foreign* entity to examine the server in question. They used Crowdstrike, from Ukraine of all places, paid by Hellary’s campaign, to examine that DNC server? Punks.
      It is interesting to note that Durham reportedly has questioned why the CIA / FIB would *assume* that the so-called “election interference” that needed massive investigating by 40 FIB agents, had anything whatsoever to do with candidate Trump. There were at least 20 candidates in the field in early 2016, including other DEMOCRAT contenders. Like crazy Bernie for instance.
      Assuming this phony and convoluted Russian narrative was even feasible, how would CIA / FIB know at that time whom was targeting whom? How would they know, indeed, which brings us to Wikileaks and Mr Assange.
      As Sundance points out, FIB’s curious lack of curiosity extends to Mr Assange, a key player, as well?
      Curiously, there was zero curiousity on their part, or the on the Enemedia’s part, regarding the person widely believed to have DOWNLOADED the info in question, directly from the DNC server onto a flash drive delivered to Wikileaks. Rip BERNIE BOT Seth Rich.
      As Sundance points out, their curious lack of curiosity extends to Mr Assange, who received the information, as well.
      Not that the dastardly “Russians” would likely *favor* Hellary, the cha-ching State Dept High Priestess in their pocket, who eagerly *sold* Russia 1/3 of US Uranium. No! No! A thousand times no! /s

      • Redzone says:

        Curious lack of curiosity of all things Hillary and Weiner’s laptop.

      • Peoria Jones says:

        “Not that the dastardly “Russians” would likely *favor* Hellary, the cha-ching State Dept High Priestess in their pocket, who eagerly *sold* Russia 1/3 of US Uranium. No! No! A thousand times no! /s”
        Or their friend Burnie, who honeymooned there with his topless, drunk friends. Crazy!

    • Mrs. E says:

      Thank you for posting the link. I missed this, and am glad to have found it, thanks to you!

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      After Ecuador had provided asylum for several years, what was the quid pro quo that suddenly motivated Ecuador to give up Assange, and who made it? And, stupid question, I know, where is the media on this one?

      • Dutchman says:

        IIRC, there were news reports, detailing how there were high level manipulations, by U.S. (Obama admin) and British gov’t., to get Assanges asylum revoked.
        Hillary wanted to dronestrike assange, remember.
        And, for those wondering about assange having a ‘deadman switch’ I seem to recall reading that intel agencies infiltrated Wikileaks, and somehow negated the switch.
        Sorry, can’t provide links.

  52. fractionalexponent says:

    But, the mortar and bricks reek of cow pies and meadow muffins. How high can they stack’em?
    Oh look, here comes Trump’s wrecking ball. Guess we’ll find out.

  53. Carly says:

    Maybe skunk Barr is pushing out a new narrative that he can’t get any (justice) work done because of Trump’s tweets. This will all change once Trump is reelected. Barr needs to go.

    • mark says:

      agreed…he comes off as a weak little crybaby….I don’t like him. We need a fighter and this clown isn’t going to do what needs to be done.

    • John Obidienzo says:

      This latest attempt to politically lobotomize our President will fail.
      Bill Barr:
      “It’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases.”
      President Trump in my words:
      I’ll stop tweeting when you start indicting.
      This illegitimate Department of Justice criminal case is not about Roger Stone, it’s about Donald Trump. There is no legitimate criminal justice system in the United States anymore. Barr wants the President to act like there is one.
      Broken down to it’s simplest part, Barr has told the President to ‘shut up.’ And the usual suspects have chimed in, led by McConnell and Graham. Does this slap at the President extend to his rallies too?
      It looks like Barr has ‘failed’ to get his arms around the extensive corruption at the DOJ and FBI. When he made that statement above, it left me with the bitter impression he will likely choose to protect the institution rather than take the blame.

    • ABN says:

      OTH, maybe Barr is publicly asserting his independence from POTUS so that impending indictments will not appear tainted and thus subject to MSM and Dim conniptions.

      • 4EDouglas says:

        I’m convinced the Barr/Trump spat is a ‘good cop bad cop routine..I’d rather have Barr there than the Keebler Elf..

        • suicdeclutch63 says:

          I agree and I think the evidence is that President Trump never attacks AG Barr. He attacks the DOJ and specific lawyers and judges but not Barr or Durham.

        • Robert Smith says:

          I can understand people criticizing Barr because until indictments and legal happen, the Coup has gotten a pass. BUT, if and when they do we will be witness to something nobody has ever seen happen to the US elite DC class. Whatever we see now will be nothing.
          And, they don’t need a reason to do anything, but Trump talking to Barr in private would certainly be enough for Democrats to Impeach! After all, they just impeached Trump based on absolutely nothing, charged with BS nothing charges and are looking to do it again.

      • Dutchman says:

        Do you sense the desperation?
        “Gee, MAYBE”
        Gee, MAYBE Gen Flynn, being intelligence, DELIBERATELY fell for what Stroxz was doing, to spring the trap!
        Gee, MAYBE Sessions was really a white hat!
        Gee, maybe Rosenstien is really working FOR PDJT!
        Gee, MAYBE there is a small military intelligence unit, capturing all the coupists communications, and any day now, 50,000 sealed indictments will be unsealed, and all the perps will be hung!
        And MAYBE unicorns and leprachauns will dance on the White house lawn!
        PDJT ‘allowing’ Barr to declassify, and thetefore examine, ALL the documents on SD’s wishlist, means he and Durham HAVE access to ALL the info they need to investigate.
        As SD has previously said, (paraphrasing)
        “Barrs challenge is NOT investigating to detirmine what happened. Nor is it to get EVIDENCE of what happened.
        His challenge is to reconcile what we ALREADY KNOW happened, with the total lack of any accountability, for what we KNOW happened.”

        • mushr45m says:

          “Andy McCabe will not be charged” William Barr

          • Dutchman says:

            There are working on coup #3;
            Barr stating PDJT’s tweets “make it imposible to do his job”, and then announcements like this, to trigger PDJT to fire Barr, and take direct control of DOJ, which PDJT has legal and Constitutional authority and obligation to do.
            Then, they will allege this is “Obstruction of Justice”, and impeach, and Senate Republicons will say “No one, including POTUS, is above the law”, and say they WILL vote to convict, in order to get PDJT to resign.
            Welcome to “Peach foty five, 3.0!

    • Redzone says:

      Would Eric Holder, aka Wingman, have said something like that regarding Obama Hussein or would Holder always clearly back Obama Hussein?
      It is Barr’s job to support the President. He could have handled that many ways without giving fodder to the Media and Dems.

  54. The Russians didn’t interfere in our elections, the Dems and Deep State did.
    It would be soooo easy to prove.
    1. Interview Assange
    2. Find the murderer of Seth Rich
    Case closed

  55. hokkoda says:

    If you follow the overall arc of the media reporting, this NYT report from 2/13 is right in schedule. I said in December that we would start seeing more leaks about CIA/Brennan by mid-late February. That has played out.
    From the NYT report (2/13/20):
    But, Mr. Brennan added, “It clearly, I think, is another indication that Donald Trump is using the Department of Justice to go after his enemies any way he can.”
    The Durham investigation has rattled current and former intelligence officers. Little precedent exists for a criminal prosecutor to review the analytic judgment-making process of intelligence agencies, said Michael Morrell, a former acting C.I.A. director who left the government in 2013.

    When you’ve operated in a completely lawless manner for so long that nobody can remember getting in trouble for breaking the law, you tend to get rattled when investigators show up and find that you’ve been breaking the law.
    This leak to the NYT? The coup plotters are trapped, and they do not know what to do. Brennan cannot go on TV and directly refute specific narrative claims because John Durham has a DVR.
    They’ve all chosen 7/31/16 as their hill to die on. If the July 31, 2016 date collapses (ie the official start of the Russia investigation), the entire plot implodes. Everything.
    If you think about it, this is why Mueller ultimately imploded. His report reads like a high school term paper called “What I Learned on Rachel Maddow’s Show that Turned Out to be Untrue.” Why? Because there was no significant Russian interference in the election (a few bloggers generating memes does not interference make). No Russia-collision means no obstruction of justice. Case closed.
    No Russia collusion means no FBI or Mueller investigation. Therefore, it’s a hoax. Therefore, the FBI and CIA lied. Therefore, people go to prison.

    • Bryan Alexander says:

      “They’ve all chosen 7/31/16 as their hill to die on. If the July 31, 2016 date collapses (ie the official start of the Russia investigation), the entire plot implodes. Everything.”
      Excellent summary analysis of the entire ordeal. In hindsight, you wonder if they chose that date thinking that President Trump WOULD be removed from office before he could get any Federal prosecutor to investigate the whole plot?
      I would think that Brennan and Comey and a few other main plotters are furious with Pelosi and Schiff and Nadler for botching (in their view) the Impeachment and trial. It wasn’t supposed to get this far.

      • hokkoda says:

        Yep, I had friends, Republican friends, prior to the 2016 elections saying to me, “Yeah, well, if Trump gets elected, he won’t last 6 months. He’ll be impeached and removed before the end of his first year.”
        So, it’s not exactly a stretch to believe that the FBI, DOJ and CIA believed they could successfully orchestrate an impeachment narrative built around Russia-collusion as a pretext to trap Pres. Trump into obstruction of justice. This is why Comey, who thinks his memos were brilliant strategy, is a moron. He started planning ahead for obstruction of justice shortly after Trump won the election. He started writing memos after Trump took office. He would later state that he leaked the memos in order to get a special counsel appointed. When Comey was fired, Rosenstein started an obstruction of justice investigation. Mueller gets appointed. By writing the memos, and in listening to Comey’s very public admissions that he leaked them to get a special counsel, it is a no-brainer that his agenda from Day 1 was to set up Trump for obstruction of justice. The memos are the paper trail. The illegal FISAs were necessary to create the legal framework for obstruction…by getting the FISA warrants, they could claim they had a legitimate investigation for Trump to obstruct.
        That’s why the FISA court (intentionally, imho) is asking the wrong question. The question is not “what prosecutions relied on the illegal FISAs?”. The question is, “What fraudulent investigation required illegal FISAs in order to justify the investigation?”
        I don’t think we’ll ever be able to prove it, but I would wager that the purpose of that meeting between Comey, Rice, Yates, and Obama just before the inauguration was to lay out their plan to set up Trump for impeachment. The one famous for Susan Rice’s memo to self on inauguration day in which she quoted Obama directing them do do everything “by the book”.

        • willyeye says:

          By hiring Mueller (Weissmann) as SC, the coup plotters were hoping to trap Trump not only for obstruction, but even more importantly, they were hoping to catch Trump in a perjury trap. When it became evident Trump was not going to be personally interrogated, the coup participators put their eggs in the obstruction basket. Additionally, they stretched out their trap window for 2 years in the hopes that they could take back the House and Senate in 2018, and have Trump removed one way or another.

          • hokkoda says:

            Yep, 100% agree. That goes to Devin Nunes point the other day. Mueller knew on his first day on the job that there was no Russia-collusion, so what the hell were they doing for 2 years?
            A: Trying to overthrow a democratically elected president.

            • mushr45m says:

              No charges for McCabe!
              Another win for the deep state.
              Julian Assange extradition trial 24 Feb….wait for it.
              Then pause till May 18 for 3 more weeks!
              He’ll be dead by then.
              Sweep Sweep Sweep

          • Dutchman says:

            There plan was to get SOMETHING that Republicons could use, to justify saying publically that they would vote to convict (impeachment) in order to pressure PDJT to resign “for good of party and country”.
            Any ‘plan’ to get PDJT out of office, HAD to take into account the reality of Republicons in Senate.
            Hence, IF PDJT had fired Mueller team, McConnell etc. would have gone before cameras, pearl clutched how “No one is above law, not even POTUS”, and said they were prepared to vote to convict.
            (Watergate model)
            If, PDJT had falken for ‘perjury trap’, likewise.
            As we saw in Ukraine fiasco, all along it was ultimately about manipulating public opinion, degrading PDJT’s support, so that Republicons in Senate would have “political cover” to SAY they would vote to impeach.
            And, that is STILL the goal. When Republicons in Senate voted, what they were actually voting on is;
            “Do I think majority of base will accept my voting to convict as valid?”
            And, they voted NO.
            Doesn’t mean they won’t keep trying.
            Point is, any plan to impeach PDJT HAS to start with thinking about the SENATE.
            And THAT was always the end goal, as it remains.
            Notice McConnell sticking his head out, to support Barr’s assertion that “PDJT’s tweets are making it impossible to do my job.”
            He COULD have said “the President has a right to express his opinion, and perhaps instead of complaining, you should DO your job!
            3 years in, and not ONE conviction?
            And, Wolfe leaks classified info, gets 2 months, Stone ‘lies to Congress, gets 7-9 YEARS?
            What the hell is going ON at your DOJ, Mr. AG?”
            The President is fully justified in questioning this!”

        • toocoolus says:

          excellent analysis!

      • rjones99 says:

        Far more likely that Brennan++ are furious at the Senate for their lack of courage in doing what needed to be done. The best the Senate could muster was giving the democrats 2 full weeks of media saturated Trump smear. No such thing as a republican senate declaring what were obviously bogus articles as simply dead on arrival. How could they declare a great victory for their courageous work if they did that? The fake republicans are contemptible. The only thing worse are the filthy democrats, who ironically do have the merit of being relatively transparent about their goals.

        • willyeye says:

          There is a link to a great article in a comment up above, and the theory is that the impeachment was used as a pretext to take away attention from the most important part of Trump’s call with Zelensky, the reference to Crowdstrike. Everything in the entire Trump-Russia narrative is based on the fake Crowdstrike investigation into the DNC server “hack” by Russia. It was never verified by the FBI, and the entire Trump-Russia narrative falls apart without the Crowdstrike claim that Russia hacked the DNC server. Prove Crowdstrike investigation to be fake, and everybody, including Comey and Brennan, goes to jail.

          • Dutchman says:

            Along same lines; PDJT has made many tweets, regarding no prosecution of the lovers, etc. And Barr hasn’t complained.
            WHAT is it about THIS specific tweet, that caused this very public protest from Barr?
            Well, WHAT, exactly did the tweet say?
            It compared the sentence reccomendation of Stone (7-9 years)
            to the ACTUAL SENTENCE OF WOLFE, of 2 months for leaking the CP FISA warrant.
            Perhaps it is PDJT focusing attention on the sweetheart/coverup sentence of Wolfe, rather than the outrageous sentence of Stone, that triggered such a strong reaction?
            Interestingly, a day before this tweet, Devin Nunes made EXACTLY the same comparison.
            So, I think it is the,drawing of attention to the WOLFE case, that triggered a responce, and NOT the commenting on Stone sentence reccomendation, which Barr aknowledges was out of line.

          • litenmaus says:

            On December 22, 2016, Crowdstrike released a report entitled “Use of Fancy Bear Android Malware in Tracking of Ukraine Field Artillery Units. The report asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists.
            This timely report bolstered the claims that DNC had been hacked by Russians working in tandem with President-Elect Donald Trump and the IC community used it to bolster their JAR and 17 agency Russian hacking reports.
            Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense claimed at the time that combat losses and hacking never happened.
            March 23, 2017 – U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s American presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank.
            Crowdstrike perpetrated a hoax against the Ukraine Military in order to further attack President-Elect/President Trump…Both our countries have a stake in an investigation.

      • As a man thinkth says:

        IMHO, the deep state did Not predict PDJT would last through the SALLY YATES administration…His impeachment was scheduled no later than Aug 2017…Paul Ryan saw the writing on the wall and bailed along with 30 fellow Rino’s…It has been grueling hand to hand combat for three long years, PDJT’s senate acquittal amounts to the US Marines raising the flag on Iwa Jima….

    • matthewpmusson says:

      You know how the Clinton Foundation pays off the Media with gifts, honorariums and direct payoffs? They learned that from the CIA.

    • John Obidienzo says:

      The JAR date, December 29 2016, is companioned with Obama stage-crafting–his kicking 35 Russians out of the US on the same day. The (JAR) false flag operation, GRIZZLY STEPPE, claims it’s start (no specific date) to be the summer of 2015, suspiciously about the time Donald Trump came down the escalator.
      After yesterday’s attempt to lobotomize the tweet out of the President’s genius,
      I am concerned that Barr and Durham have been chasing shadows, and will only be adding another layer to the deception, which is ultimately protecting Obama and the institutions that be.

      • Garavaglia says:

        This exact act was the one that foretold where they were heading for this. it was just so made up. Then the incessant babbling and blathering about Russia..Russia..Russia. Obama read the script like a good little socialist. Soooo fake.

      • Your Tour Guide says:

        If they could pin down the date on GRIZZLY STEPPE
        it would be way useful. Escalator ride? June 15, 2015.
        Yates disallowing Horowitz to do any investigations on
        the NSC? July 20, 2015.
        I think that Yate’s firewall is one of the MAJOR tells on
        what went on afterwards. So many of the scoundrels
        tied to the NSC. Carlin getting out of Dodge after the
        harbor had been mined. The GRIZZLY STEPPE false
        flag would have fit hand in glove with Yate’s cover up,
        the behind the scenes scurrying at nsc to dirty up any
        and all things Trump.
        Notice something similar about Yates and Wray? They
        are both masters at hiding/defending bad behaviour.
        Another reason why I don’t trust anything from their
        former employer.

    • Peppurr says:

      EXCELLENT post hokkoda! In the simplest terms, you have nailed it! Thank you!

    • OldParatrooper says:

      And Barr isn’t reviewing the analytic judgement making process so much as he is the operations that appear to have been aimed at fabricating justification for more investigation, the Halper, Mifsud, Turk, Downer interactions, the $10,000 given to Papadopoulos, the invitations to female Russians to dine with Halper and Flynn, those operations to create “reasonable suspicion” and/or “probable cause”.

      • Perot Conservative says:

        Didn’t Papadopoulos promise us an unveiling of the $10,000 in cash? He was going to bring it here for a big reveal.
        What happened? Did his Grand Jury interview / Durham put the kabosh on it? Or would the State Department grab it when he brought it back?

      • hokkoda says:

        It’s all about the triggers. If the CIA can plant just the right triggers, a LOT of people in the government get spun up and start generating information. That information develops a life of its own, and it can then be weaponized. The underlings have no idea what is really going on. They may suspect it, but they usually don’t have any clue. Plant some seeds, wait for the fruit.
        What they didn’t count on was Trump being Trump. The coup plotters really did think they could get him out of office by the end of 2017.

  56. 335blues says:

    Let me guess, Julian Assange has been fed “truth drugs” inducing him to reveal all he knows
    about where and how the leaked DNC documents came to light.
    And possibly who murdered Seth Rich?
    And now Mr. Assange is having his life squeezed out of him by who knows what kind
    of “medicinal treatments” his jailers are feeding him.
    He’ll likely be dead or at least incapacitated by the time anyone thinks to ask him for
    the information he has.

    • Debra says:

      Merciful Father, Please Guide and Protect this man, Julian Assange, so that he may witness to the Truth.

    • mushr45m says:

      Extradition trial starts Feb 24, then pause till May18 for 3 more weeks.
      UK narrative is we’ll be mean to him, so don’t extradite.
      He’ll be dead before June

  57. Paul Gallant says:

    “Assange’s lawyers said it was hard to speak to their client, who is currently being held at Belmarsh Prison in east London and appeared on Thursday by videolink.
    “We simply can’t get in as we require to see Mr Assange and take instructions … we need time to deal with that,” his lawyer Edward Fitzgerald said.
    The first part of the full hearing in February at Woolwich Crown Court will cover arguments that the extradition is politically motivated and an abuse of process.
    Clair Dobbin, the lawyer representing the U.S. authorities, said they would oppose allowing Assange to call anonymous witnesses as his legal team intends. The hearing will also hear psychiatric evidence about his mental state.”
    Were Durham and Barr in Europe to blow open the “Russia hacked the DNC Server Fallacy? Or were they there to plug all the holes?

    • Zy says:

      Five Eyes, Mifsud,and Halper.

    • Dutchman says:

      Plug all holes, obviously.
      Where are the Misfud blackberries, and “If I should die” taped depositions?
      Where are the recorded and transcribed exculpatory conversations Gowdy, Nunes and IIRC Ratcliff CONFIRMED exist?
      The evidence, and the evidence that the evidence (although classified) exists.
      Much of it remains classified, for no earthly reason other than to continue to cover up.
      The evidence consists of mostly official government documents, in the governments possesion, the perps KNOW whats IN the documents, and releasing the documents in most cases could not reasonably be argued as “tainting the jury pool”.
      Look at all the evidence that came out, prior to the O.J. trial, or any of these other high profile crimes.
      This is a false argument, regarding not releasing evidence out of concern defence lawyers will argue jury pool is tainted.

  58. The Akh says:

    So glad Assange is getting more attention. He needs to be free. The world needs to know that sexual assualt charges that led to his refuge in the embassy was set up by authorities in Sweden to help the US.
    World needs to know what Assange knows about the DNC leaks. To not ask him, or ignore the situation is unacceptable.

  59. The Red Pill says:

    It was NEVER a hack, it was a internal download to USB drive by Seth Rich…who passed information to Julian Assange. Rich wanted to expose the corrupt DNC for throwing the nomination to Hillary when it belonged to Bernie.
    Rich was in the process of passing additional information to Assange when he was murdered.
    We all know what they have done to Assange. Rumor has it that Rod Rosenstein was involved in lining up the hit on Rich.

  60. Bryan Alexander says:

    Every last bit of this 3 year scandal is is traceable back to the pink elephant in the middle of the room. I submit that is why Barr and even the President himself are reluctant to take on the elephant. Shooting the elephant now would mortally wound, if not kill, the president’s chances of re-election.
    The pink elephant is Barak Obama.
    If you go after Brennan, Comey, Clapper and the other highly placed officials involved in this, it will be seen as an attack on Barak Obama. The media has been using BB guns so far in their fight against Trump. If this investigation begins to implicate Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Lynch, Rice and other highly placed Obama officials, the media will start dragging out the bazookas and other high powered weaponry. An investigation into these officials will implicate Obama.
    What threatens the Democrats re-election chances, right now, more than anything? Losing the black vote. Where has Trump made a very surprising inroad in the electorate? In the Black community.
    This is Trump/Barr’s dilemma. If you start in on the predicate of Crossfire Hurricane, you VERY quickly get to John Brennan. Brennan and Obama are tied at the hip on this. Once the investigative door opens on Obama’s inner circle, the media will go nuclear on Trump “going after Obama” and try to drive the black vote away from Trump.
    From my perspective, if Trump/Barr plan on going after and exposing the Predicate Information lie before the November election this year, they must start by exposing wrongdoing in the Obama Administration and doing it from sources that are NOT Trump backed or appointed.
    What is the BEST indicator off massive lawbreaking from sources and that are the least political and most reliable, and not linked politically to Donald Trump? Easy answers.
    A. Admiral Mike Rogers was an Obama appointee.
    B. Rosemary Collyer is a Federal Judge
    C. James Boasberg is a Federal Judge
    President Trump needs to start with the actions Admiral Rogers took before Trump even announced he was a candidate for President. The President will have to declassify the information, not any of his appointees. He needs to start with releasing the following in order:
    A. The fully unredacted audit that Admiral Rogers conducted on 702 Queries.
    B. The fully unredacted Collyer Report.

    • theasdgamer says:

      President Trump can set it up so that the media itself uncovers the Obama corruption. That won’t hurt Trump’s chances. Trump doesn’t need to create problems for himself by doing it directly. Breadcrumbs. Make the media work to uncover it and then their investment will lead them to the conclusion.

      • trnathens says:

        That’s what’s happening right…now

        • As a man thinkth says:

          IMHO, the deep state did Not predict PDJT would last through the SALLY YATES administration…His impeachment was scheduled no later than Aug 2017…Paul Ryan saw the writing on the wall and bailed along with 30 fellow Rino’s…It has been grueling hand to hand combat for three long years, PDJT’s senate acquittal amounts to the US Marines raising the flag on Iwa Jima….

      • trnathens says:

        That’s what’s happening right…now

      • 4EDouglas says:

        Good point. this is also why we cannot get too discouraged. This is a big deal and we need to move so the Bad Men are decisively (with prejudice) destroyed.
        I said earlier the Trump /Barr tweet tiff is an act .Trumps is good at throwing his enemies off track.

    • IGiveUp says:

      Hey America. That 1st Black president thing? The gift that keeps on giving.

    • dave casper says:

      And let’s remember that the damage that Obama did was “for now” .

    • Hans says:

      Admiral Rogers…. Why would PDT go after him… he was the person who outed the FBI was spying on him.. he was responsible for PDT leaving Trump..
      No there is plenty of red meat out there Admiral Rogers is a HERO..in all of this

    • jnr2d2 says:

      Which also explains the DOJ recent sending out various “reviews” (like the recent one on Flynn) to the field offices where such investigations are usually done, NOT AT FBI OR DOJ HQ!!!!
      And as to McCabe non prosecute letter, notice it is based on information known up until this time. Same as all other Non prosecute letters on “lack of candor.” Why go after short criminal 1 year sentencing when you can go for 10+ for major crimes!!!!

  61. Justin Green says:

    What angers me more than anything are the Republicans in Congress who go along with the “Rushan Clooshun” narrative.
    It’s so transparently obvious, when Comey testified that the FBI asked but was not allowed to see the servers/computers that this was all complete BS.
    No Republican in Congress should be talking about Rushan Hacking, unless to say that they don’t know that the Rushans hacked DNC computers because the DNC wouldn’t turn them over.

    • trnathens says:

      This is so big, so deep, so totally wrong that we will still be shocked to find out how, if we’re ever allowed to.
      We’ve become numb to what we think happened, meaning that we can recite it without too much emotion at this point, because we’re beyond that now, but when we find the true nature of this?
      This is just the surface. Ike warned us about this:
      Despite his military background and being the only general to be elected president in the 20th century, he warned the nation with regard to the corrupting influence of what he describes as the “military-industrial complex”. Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry.

  62. magatrump says:

    Great summary SD. Excellent work. Pray for justice. Don’t know whay my posts are continually removed. Any idea ad rem?

  63. EggsX1 says:

    Three years in and still no indictments – only endless investigations. Without indictments, there is no accomplice testimony from plea agreements – Mueller’s team knew this. Durham is either providing deep-state cover or the most sophisticated undercover racketeering operation against the coup plotters. Any undercover operation would have been leaked already.
    If Durham was legitimate, does anyone think five eyes wouldn’t be tracking him? Wouldn’t Brennan’s CIA buddies be doing the same? Durham would show up in NSA searches as easily as anyone else.

  64. Hebo Sabe says:

    “Last year ”
    Same as this year.
    Still waiting.

  65. Paul Cohen says:

    Great article, as always Sundance!! You are a national treasure.
    Not sure if you have emphasize this (following) anywhere, but FBI also made sure to funnel classified info back to Steele/Simpson, ensuring coordination of “stories”…. very corrupt and against standard investigative procedures:

  66. Bubby says:

    This tweet was posted yesterday but I think it bears repeating. After all that has come out about the Roger Stone trial with the obama Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson and the Jury Foreperson Tomeka Hart there is no way Durham will get any convictions in the District of Columbia or even the EDVA. The Federal Judicial system is so corrupt that any Durham trial will certainly be assigned to an obama Federal Judge with a jury just like one Roger Stone got all raving liberals hating President Trump. According to Federal Judge Jackson, Stone’s defense team provided no reason for her to believe there had been “a serious miscarriage of justice”. So no mistrial. Huh? There’s a lot of concern here about there being no indictments in lieu of all the evidence of the coup d’etat provided by Sundance but if convictions are damn near impossible in Virginia what are the options for Durham? Not good IMHO. I’m no Eeyore but what happened to Roger Stone in an abomination of justice!

    • Karen says:

      I thought they will use military tribunals.

    • mark says:

      You see Bagpipes tried to tell us yesterday that this would happen and it’s all because of President Trump’s tweets. Amy Berman Jackson can’t do what is the right thing to do because of the President’s tweets.

    • MACAULAY says:

      Sundance says:
      “Thus we see members of the CIA and intelligence apparatus within media stories outraged over being questioned.”
      Isn’t this what we want?
      Wasn’t Pelosi cussing Barr yesterday? And some other Liberal Loon talking about impeaching him?
      Isn’t that what we want?
      There is no excuse for it to take years to unravel all this….except that the sinister forces hiding the Truth are about equal in power to the legitimate government. But, there seems to be some progress toward justice, finally.
      I still have Hope…its an important thing.
      Obviously if Barr/Durham are another FRAUD like Sessions/Huber—the Country we knew (the greatest so far established by Humankind)….is finished.
      But, it will not be.
      Thanks much to Sundance.

  67. TradeBait says:

    Thanks for this definitive explanation and timeline, sundance. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude for all you have done.
    We the People are convinced that Seth Rich gave a thumb drive to Wiki/Assange on the DNC hack. Assange has the actual answer. We the People know that muh Russia/Ukraine/whatever have been and are hoaxes from the beginning. Proof is in evidence and the evidence grows daily. We the People know that Assange’s incarceration was a cover-up and stall for the alphabets’ and politicians’ crimes perpetrated on behalf of Cankles, Soetoro, the UK’s and other nations’ participants, along with the Cabal that pulls all of their strings. That is in evidence and historical. We the People know the Uni-party is inherently evil and all about power and greed; that they protect themselves at all costs. That is an open practice in government, business, voting records and so forth. We the People also know that being fired after being caught is far different than perp walks, incarceration, and execution for being traitors and seditionists. The former is an open practice to this point, the later is not. We the People are thankful that at least there is an appearance of doing the right thing by patriots at the DOJ led by B2 and Durham. That is in evidence. What is not in evidence is the work of Huber. The leftists have begun showing their concern by speaking out against B2 and others. We the People are rightfully skeptical that anything of consequence will be done to bring justice to the perps as would undoubtedly be done against any of us who had committed even 1% of the crimes that have been openly done to destroy the nation of We the People. That is in evidence to this point and B2’s comments about PDT’s tweets yesterday illustrate the point quite well unless they are proven to be disinformation later. We the People have long since reached the “get it done or it didn’t happen stage”.
    The understanding of what actually happened is important for the futures of We the People in America as we can instruct our circles of influence. However, until/if the hammer drops on what has actually and historically been done, the deception and work-arounds will continue. We the People know this will ultimately defeat the desired final outcomes on earth as people will move on and forget. The evil doers will return to the dirty business as usual. When that occurs the evil doing will be worse than this has been as it is human nature. When one commits to cleaning up one’s behavior from any type of abuse – drug, alcohol, food, etc. – if one does not complete the process and deal with the underlying root causes on a consistent, daily basis for life; the efforts will ultimately fail and the addiction/condition will be worse than before the efforts began. This leads to even more depression and many people give up. The same is true for organizations and even nations. We the People know this, which is why we are skeptical and willing to die supporting the 2nd Amendment.
    The stakes are higher than they have ever been in our nation’s history. God’s way or Satan’s. Choose this day…

  68. Deplorable Canuck says:

    In my humble opinion it would take only one honest answer to one penetrating question to bring the Russia narrative to its knees, and that question is, “Who killed Seth Rich?” That they have been able to keep the answer to that question secret for so long amazes me. Somewhere along the line that story has to break. His is the blood mixed in the mortar that keeps the Russia narrative standing. All we need is one committed patriot to leak the answer in a way that no one can question. I keep praying for that patriot to step up to the plate!

  69. Is there a possibility that Attorney Durham has uncovered MORE deception, dishonesty and lawbreaking by the CIA, FBI and DOJ than AG Barr can handle? That could be one reason why AG Barr seems so testy lately.
    Regardless, nice job as usual SD.

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Is there a possibility that Attorney Durham has uncovered MORE deception, dishonesty and lawbreaking by the CIA, FBI and DOJ than AG Barr can handle?”
      IMO most likely the answer is YES. Just look at what sundance has been able to put together here at CTH the past few years.

      • I too think the answer is yes, but what is he going to do with it?? It seems to me that a start to the indictments might hurry things along. If you want people to start singing, start indicting! It’s like Barr is trying to wait until everything is wrapped up with a neat bow on top (if he’s truly doing anything at all).

  70. Ray Runge says:

    SO, How come Julian Assange has not been officially interviewed and his testimony made public?

    • trnathens says:

      If he’s been interviewed, we won’t know it. And if you’re serious about wanting prosecutions, then it WON’T be made public until they can do so IN CONTEXT, so it explains the bigger picture.
      We don’t release bits and pieces of information. That’s called leaking. That’s what the other side does. A true investigator, who is putting together a case that is airtight, and immune to legal attack, doesn’t release anything, or the very least possible.
      Why do you think Comey, Brennan, McCabe, and all haven’t been interviewed by Durham yet? Because they ARE the targets. You interview the targets LAST, after you have everything.

      • Ray Runge says:

        I willl follow Sindance’s assumption that Russian hacking the DNC server and then the release of the E-mails to assure HRC’s election failure is the the key ingredient that comprises the predicate, Known as the mortar that holds the story.
        Any previous foundational strength that the Steele Dossier provided is debunked in a very official manner.
        I am not referring to leaks that may occur with questioning Julian Assange. His testimony would strip away any legitimacy the investigation ever possessed. Not unlike the tide going out and any cover the naked man had is removed.
        The humor is lost on me that that Sundance and outside researchers would seem to have more knowledge than the government investigators and prosecutors.

        • Zephyrbreeze says:

          Sundance has been doing what the press should have been doing. That’s the point of the 5th estate. Access to government documents is the game changer.

  71. Simon Says says:

    If the powers to be can take out AG Barr then Durham has no chance.

  72. Simon Says says:

    If the powers to be can take out AG Barr then Durham has no chance.

  73. Simon Says says:

    If the powers to be can take out AG Barr then Durham has no chance.

  74. Baron Ash says:

    At this point, although I hope am wrong, I no longer believe that anything will happen to stop or punish the bad skeins within the intelligence agencies, aka IC. They are just waiting Trump out. What happened to Assange is criminal and it seems Trump is powerless to do anything about it, nor protect some of his minor associates like Stone. It’s not about Trump anyway, it’s about the Republic which, seemingly, now only exists on the idea level and we actually have a de facto totalitarian construct with secret, unaccountable leadership networks operating more or less independently from the electorate who have been duped into believing they are an essential part of the political process.
    It’s a Reality TV Republic with a Reality TV Presidency, episode after episode with, much like LOST, nothing ever being revealed or resolved, just unending hints, nudges, possible reveals, characters entering, characters leaving, nothing ever changing.

  75. evergreen says:

    Stone is a small scale example of what they had planned for Trump. Had they succeeded in winning the 2016 election, Trump within a year would have had his company destroyed by a thousand bureaucratic cuts internationally and he would be facing a very long prison term.

  76. Bogeyfree says:

    So do we know for a fact if Rohrabacher has or hasn’t shared his information with the President?
    Did PT and Rohrabacher ever talk?

    • mushr45m says:

      I think so. He was spotted going to White House recently (within year I think)
      Doesn’t matter if you can’t prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

  77. Yesterday I watched one of the Congressional Dems (can’t remember WHICH one) on TV, whining about how the DoJ has been WEAPONIZED by the Trump WH.
    I nearly spit out my coffee!
    Where was that idiot’s indignation when Obama weaponized the IRS against the TEA Party and Conservatives? Not to mention, his use of the entire Intelligence Community?
    Good grief! They think we’re IDIOTS!

  78. ed357 says:

    Seth Rich if he could…..
    would disagree with the Mühe Russia and CrowdStrike narratives.

  79. gymcy81 says:

    I digress…
    If someone ever found out that
    Seth Rich, 27, DC, knew, or had access to something – perhaps compromising – that was discretely shared with someone else …
    Seth ?
    I do not know
    I digress…
    Paul Harvey’s, ‘the rest of the story’ were interesting to here for awhile (often, 5 – 40 yrs after the dots were connected)
    And even though Paul is not here to recite the intriguing stories today,
    they do still occur, every day.
    Keep up the faith and good works.
    James 2:22

  80. Jus wundrin says:

    Tired of Trumps tweets Mr. Barr? Then do your job, and ask the right f’n questions!

  81. farmerren says:

    “It is important to remember how critical the Russian interference narrative is to the activity that took place in 2016. If you take away the mortar, the building collapses. If the concrete evidence is not there to support the intelligence claims of 2016/2017, then all justification for the downstream “investigations” is lost.” – SD
    Mr. AG Barr ^^^^^^^^^^

  82. Proud American from Texas says:

    “trnathens” above points out that the targets of an investigation are interviewed last. That’s a good point. While thinking about that, it occurred to me that people are wondering what happened to Joe Pientka? Where is he and all that?
    What if he is in a witness protection program? Has anybody considered that? Is that too far fetched? Just curious.

  83. TheLastDemocrat says:

    “…And just like that, the Left was enamored with the CIA.”

    • Abolition Man says:

      TheLastDemocrat, the Progressives will always be thankful for the CIA’s donation of the mind-control drug LSD to their religious liturgy. Stronger than rites like abortion and marijuana, LSD destroys the subjects ability to tell right from wrong. For any questions about long term, frequent use please see Charles Manson, et. al. It also makes brainwashing easier and propaganda more easily believed; sound like anyone you know?

  84. Bogeyfree says:

    When is AG Barr going to answer these simply questions…………..
    1) Have you or Durham deposed Assange yet? Why or why not?
    2) Have you or anyone in the DOJ deposed the 2 Registered Uranium One Whistleblowers? If yes when will Americans be able to read. Their deposition and if not why not?
    3) Does the government still have the Wiener Laptop? If not s the government have copies of everything on the Wiener Laptop? When will you provide the information that was on the Wiener Laptop to the American people?
    4) Where is the documentation and communications from the NYPD who first got and reviewed what was on the Wiener Laptop?
    5) How long has the government know Mifsud, Halper and Carter Page were ALWAYS Western Agents or assents?
    6) Do you still have the two Mifsud phones and when will you be sharing with the American people what information was on those phones?
    7) When will you be declassifying and sharing with the American people the 33K HRC emails that the NSA has?
    8) Have the DOJ gone back and done a broader audit of FISA Abuse beyond just the 6 month audit conducted by Adm. Rodgers where 85% were found to be non compliant? If not why not?
    9) Do you still have the 47 Hammer Hard Drives that Registered Whistleblower, Dennis Montgomery turned into the FBI in 2015 and when will you be sharing that information and Montgomery’s 3 hour testimony to FBI agents with all Americans?
    10) Did you office trace the serial numbers from the $10k in cash that was given to PapaD to see where the bills came from? If not why not?
    11) Has the DOJ and FBI turned over all FOIA requested material to Judicial Watch and Ty Clevenger regarding the Seth Rich murder?
    12) Have you allowed an independent expert like a Bill Binney to examine the analysis submitted by Crowdstrike that they used to unequivocally conclude it was Russians who hacked the DNC Server? If not why not?
    13) Why has your team not turned over the original 302 in the Flynn case?
    It’s when We the People stop asking questions and demanding answers from our government, that we stop being a Republic by the People, for the People!
    Since we seem to have a new and coordinated daily sharing of our message by the likes of Sundance, Lou Dobbs, Sidney Powell, Maria and Rush, I hope there will be a future thread and message entitled…………
    We must keep the pressure on!
    Again, I don’t tweet but welcome anyone who wants to share these questions with PT, Don Jr, directly.

  85. Brennan chose a Russia-theme party because it was his milieu and it would keep everything within the confines of the counter-intelligence realm, as opposed to a criminal frame-up in which defendants would have pesky Rights and things.
    After Rich’s mob rub-out (13 days after the Tarmac), it became absolutely imperative that it be a Russian hack. Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike dutifully manufactured the alibi evidence.
    btw, He and Rosie are being sued by fmr. CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson for breaking into her files in 2011 while at the FBI. Her crime: reporting on Benghazi. I’m sure Democrats will bravely stand up against the Police State invasion of the holy Free Press–unless Granny tells them to sit down and shut-up.
    It shouldn’t, but it still amazes me how our Gutless Corrupt Media will not ask their Boyfried or Ma Barker a single tough question. It’s Soviet-esque.

  86. Streak 264 says:

    I smell a bone!
    they are throwing us a bone because of yesterday’s debacle.

  87. willthesuevi says:

    What bothers me about this mess is that so much of it could be cleared up by Assange.
    The problem is Assange is a train wreck of the first order. A hacker from 16 years of age, who has bounced all over the world creating mischief because he was an abused and throw away child. His mother was a hippie nut who even took him to live with the infamous Australian cult “The Family”. If you need a picture into childhood hell, just take a trip down that rabbit hole.
    So we have a super dysfunctional cracker (a type of hacker) with some kind of Anarchist, cyber-libertarian, FTW, I hate anything or anything successful, constantly changing philosophy, who is under arrest in Great Britain. (Great Britain, our supposed ally, who dicked with our elected President and blamed Russia. But I digress.)
    It does not matter what Assange says or gives up because he has such a checkered past that either side can destroy, muddy and dispute anything he comes out with.
    He would have been so much better off letting all this come out when he first had it.
    We would have been so much better off with the truth in a timely matter.

  88. Michael Hennessy says:

    Assange isn’t a slouch. Copies of the evidence of where those emails originated from are tucked away in a super secret location. It’s a life and death struggle for him.

    • willthesuevi says:

      He is safer letting it out than hiding it. People who would be affected are more apt to spend time, money and violence keeping something hidden than on revenge.
      Epstein didn’t hang himself.

  89. leslievb3 says:

    Personally I think Durham’s team needs to have a day with Sundance! The way this material is laid out it’s a perfect timeline to tie pieces and actions together. I truly hope that the folks who are working on this are as thorough as Sundance has been. I’m concerned that some of this will be explained away by and swept under the rug. I know people keep saying, Barr is a good guy.. it’s just the people who are saying this that has me worried.

    • Bogeyfree says:

      I said the other day PT needs 3 Czars. (Side note: Did you know that Obama appointed 45 Czars while in office?)
      1) Sidney Powell – America’s Justice Czar
      2) Rudy Giuliani – America’s Law Enforcement Czar
      3) Sundance – America’s Evidence Czar working with Durham

      • Perot Conservative says:

        4) In your fantasy, add Cash Patel.
        I don’t understand why Durham didn’t just go to the NSA in month 2 and demand ALL of the electronic communications of the top 50 players for 4 years.
        Or maybe he has already?

  90. Bogeyfree says:

    I really, really want Sidney Powell in today as Americans Justice Czar and then come Nov she becomes our new Attorney General.
    IMO she possess all the right qualities to ensure Americans will finally get accountability, truth and justice while cleaning up both the DOJ and FIB.
    But in lieu of this, if this is not possible, I wish Sidney would consider taking on the Jullian Assange case whereby she gets a second chance to kick our lying governments azz by proving Assange did not get the dnc emails from Russians but a DNC insider.
    Imagine if Sidney, Ty Clevenger and Judicial Watch teamed up to unravel and provide evidence to the American people about what really happened to the DNC Server emails, how the emails really got to Wikileaks and any new facts about the Seth Rich murder.
    As Sundance has said prove Wikileaks didn’t get the emails from Russians and this entire fraud and coup gets exposed.
    So I ask again, Mr. Barr………….
    How hard is it to fly over to London and depose Jullian Assange, a first hand fact witness???
    Then again, I guess PT’s tweets are probably making it impossible for your people from driving to the airport, from the plane taking off, from them walking into the London prison, from them opening their mouth and asking Assange some questions.
    Them is some mighty powerful tweets if they can stop all this!

  91. Nigella says:

    Great… Will we “see” anything before the election, or will we be inaugurating Bloomberg?.. I kid about the Bloomberg thing but seriously …

  92. NC Nana says:

    I like Congressman Dana Rohrabacher! He reminds me of President Trump. He tells it like it is! He said the reports from the three intelligence agencies “are filled with weasel words”.
    We don’t have TV so this is the first time I have heard him speak. It certainly brightened my morning to have a GOP Congressman talk about what really happened in an honest way.
    We can always count on Sundance to give an honest report but it is nice to have a new voice join.

  93. DiogenesVindicated says:

    Perhaps the ICA process is not the only thing on Durhams agenda. It seems to me that a Crowdstrike-CIA connection would be one of the easier things to establish and could have an even bigger in impact than understanding how the ICA was assembled. Now the nature of such a connection would require some digging.

  94. Patriot Act says:

    Remember, Demonrats wouldn’t get away with any of this without a complicit Republican party. Primary Mitch Kentucky.

  95. Drogers says:

    Geez Sundance, what a read.
    *hat tip

  96. Abolition Man says:

    I used to shake my head and laugh, sadly, when reading about the kleptocrats ruining Third World countries for their own gain. Then the Berlin Wall fell and the Clinton admin helped Russian organized criminals take over their nation. I guess the Clintons liked what they saw in Russia and decide: “Hey, we can start a non-profit and let everyone who wants access to the halls of power pay us for the privilege!” Enter the Clinton Foundation for Grift and Bribery!
    Obama saw what the Clintons had accomplished and decided to throw the whole weight of the federal government into enriching and empowering the ruling class. Sort of like Chicago-style politics on steroids and HGH. With hefty bribes and gifts to the MSM he was able to weaponize nearly every branch of our government without the general public being aware of the crime and corruption taking place throughout our capitol. Only a few truth-tellers like Sundance and Sheryl Attkisson kept sounding the alarums as the swamp grew like a plague from Mordor. Fortunately the Internet allowed the truth to get out to those who would hear it, and we elected VSGPDJT!
    I don’t know how we can expect him to clean this mess up in short order with the WHOLE DC establishment fighting him every step of the way. We had 8 years of the Clintons, 8 years of Bush, the younger, cowering like a turtle in his shell; and then 8 years of Obama throwing gasoline on the fire to burn our country down! If you want to complain about stuff moving too slowly maybe you should start site for Eeyores; I intend to FIGHT for my country and my freedom. I check in with Sundance every damn day to find out what is happening; sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised, mostly not. But the wheels of Justice are moving and things are beginning to break; more and more citizens are becoming aware of the hoaxes and lies! More garden-variety Democrats and black voters are seeing the craziness of the Radical Left! 2020 could be a landslide and mandate for President Trump to continue his clean-up operation, but the Dims are going to pull every trick in the book to prevent that. What are YOU going to do help? Standing and screaming in your crib is not very productive; I recommend positive things like going to the gun range. I have to go since last time I actually missed the x-ring with few rounds. Stayed focused, stay angry and keep your powder dry. Thank you, Sundance, and I apologize for the rant!

  97. cheering4america says:

    It seems that Dana Rohrbacher may have signed Julian Assange’s death warrant, albeit unwittingly.
    This site has picked up a LOT of reader/commenters in the last six months, but still, MOST people will never read this. Or if they do, they won’t believe it. So, how are Judge Jeanine, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Maria Bartiromo, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and Lou Dobbs going to articulate this factual information concisely enough for the public to hear it and understand it?

  98. mark says:

    If there are any white hats in the IC, might I suggest ( since you’ve been gathering information on everyone) that 1 of you release dirty secrets in ABJ’s closet. And a few other Judges in DC and Virginia. Not much time left before 2020 and the ballot harvesting/cheating will be off the charts by dems.
    If you can’t get a FAIR trial in the Nation’s Capital, we are lost as a Nation.

  99. Payday says:

    Wow! Fantastic and fantastically encouraging read on Durham…

    • nyckers says:

      Yeah, No charges against McCabe. Very encouraging, YOU try lying to the FBI.
      Martha Stewart did.
      But she wasn’t part of the team.
      No justice, no peace, right??

    • Dr-P says:

      key part
      has not wasted time to interview Comey, McCabe or Brennan,
      – as each has lied repeatedly under oath
      – instead is looking at all their records, messages, etc

      • cheering4america says:

        I believe he wants to know all of the background information, lies, and underlings’ testimonies, BEFORE he interviews them.

        • nyckers says:

          Forget it. McCabe was the bell weather. It’s over.
          They’ll probably settle his wrongful termination suit and make him richer.
          This game is rigged, and PDJT is just a bystander.
          Barr was brought in to clean up the mess so the DOJ could go right back to controlling the justice system for the benefit of those who run it.
          I am shutting it down. For three years I have known about this conspiracy, thanks largely to Sundance. The hope that ANY of this matters is officially gone.
          Durham will say they were all honest mistakes.
          Maybe Trump gets a pass for something dirty they found in his business or one of his kids did.
          STop hoping it’s gonna change.

          • riverelf says:

            The thread’s last emoji was for nyckerses.

          • yy4u says:

            Kirsten Powers was oddly prescient when she said (about Benghazi) “Mistakes were made but nobody made them”.
            I am with nyckers. We got our hopes up with Huber, Horowitz, Barr, Durham, and what have we got to show for it? Indictments, of course. Of those OPPOSED to the Deep State Bureaucracy (Flynn, Manafort, Stone, Papadopoulos, others). Not one of the real conspirators/felons has been indicted much less go to jail.
            Barr, Durham — all of them — are trying to run out the clock. We’re now in election season so they won’t want to do anything to “influence” the election. If Trump wins, they’ll drop back twenty yards and punt. If he loses, well then we don’t need to investigate, just say nothing happened and even if it did, they learned their lesson and won’t do it anymore.
            Obama and Hillary are above the law so those who might implicate them have only to threaten to do so and they’ll be above the law, too. This ain’t rocket science…it is corruption that has been going on since before Rome fell.

          • Given your mind is made up (the science is settled) then there is little need for you to read here.

        • Questa Nota says:

          Durham will have a mountain of evidence to use in pursuing further lines of inquiry, and will have ample opportunity to construct perjury or process trap situations and let the defendants expose themselves further. Expect that there will be Taking the Fifth during the day and draining a fifth at night for those in the hot seat.

          • nyckers says:

            Wish you were right.
            I believe it is all going firmly under the rug.
            Assange will be tried and sentenced and die in prison,
            As Eminem put it, and the beat goes on badda dooop Banda dooop
            I’ve been too invested in this for too long.,
            They own the media and the Federal justice system
            Trump is changing the courts, but not when it comes to protecting themselves.
            Only when it comes to maybe the Right to Life™ and the MSM’s Right to Lie™

        • mickjt says:

          Any good investigator knows the perp inside and out prior to questioning. That way they can catch them in multiple ways lying and other ways being ‘illegal’. Then the sentence after conviction can be across numerous crimes and add up to a longer sentence…

    • fhb says:

      macabe gets cnn job , gets off lying to fbi–can;t be espsteined [and his wife] by brennan
      soros and clintons…has too much info on all and 44 squirreled away just in case

    • Payday says:

      I hadn’t seen that McCabe was cleared when I posted this. What a gut punch. It seems with every step forward we take three steps backwards.

    • Payday says:

      So, if 4 rogue prosecutors set the Stone 7-9 behind Barr’s back, could the same thing have happened with McCabe? Is the DS setting up Barr again with this? Just don’t know what to believe with anything I see.

  100. Chiefco says:

    How would the United States Citizens handle the indictment and prosecution of a very popular past President. We are divided, militia groups formed wearing black sky masks willing to do what ever the “change man” beacons. Fires burned and will again. The Left is willing to do “Whatever it Takes” to keep the lies and deceit alive. Does AG Barr reflect on the citizens receipt of a very entangled wicked web of information that is almost unbelievable and yet probable and provable. Will the potential Perp walk break our great country in two, for good? If the DOJ doesn’t do anything we are broken permanently anyway. Maybe the black hats are betting on just that. We The People crave the truth and demand it but at what cost? Let’s face it the letter agencies have no “The Untouchables” anymore, they are afraid IMO. I am thankful for our brave President Trump. He has taken the weight of all of us on his shoulders and yet he still stands and fights. Arrest the top underlings of the corrupt Obama presidency, send the message. I would like to hope AG Barr has the balls to complete this task. How dare they use the Constitution as a door mat to wipe their filthy boots on. God Bless America.

  101. Bogeyfree says:

    If Barr thinks it’s impossible to do his job today, imagine IF Assange were to die in prison (kind of like another guy) and it comes out that in the year Barr and Durham have been in place they never attempted to depose Jullian Assange, a first hand fact witness.
    IF that were to happen the tweets from 180 million very angry Americans will never stop IMO!

    • CM-TX says:

      If that should happen… the gates of cyber-he11 will OPEN, & the internet will be FLOODED with things they really don’t want REsurfacing.
      All that scrubbing of the internet they’ve been doing is a fool’s mission! Countless worldwide have been SAVING evidence for years– OFFLINE!

    • LoonsCall says:

      Julian Assange is dying in prison.. just like many other truth tellers like Andrew Breitbart who just died in the street, Seth Rich, who died in the street.. so many others.. i just can’t with all of this.. the reality of truth teller people dying is just too much .. there just HAS to be justice for these people.. Julian does not deserve to die in some crap-hole prison! ..something MUST be done to save him

    • mushr45m says:

      Assange won’t make till June.
      Extradition trial will not conclude before June.

  102. trapper says:

    Bear with me on this. Anyone who has worked in a large corporation will immediately get this. Suppose a complete doofus is put in charge of your department. He has informed everyone that your department’s primary mission will now be chasing pink unicorns. A couple will cheer and yell “Great! I hate those F’ing unicorns!” The rest, the good employees in the department, understanding that the decision was made well above their pay grade, internally roll their eyes, think to themselves “this too shall pass,” say out loud “you got it, chief,” and set about planning pink unicorn chasing operations. The good ones don’t attempt to undermine the policy decisions made by those whose job is to make policy.
    So, when we consider Vindmnan, and the whistleblower, and the small group, and others, and rightly condemn them for attempting to undermine policy made by those elected to form it and those appointed to carry it out, just remember that those we now condemn for not undermining Brennan and Comey, and the rest, were just doing what GOOD employees, good soldiers, are supposed to do. Read the first paragraph again. The trick, after the fact, is to identify and weed out the unicorn haters.
    So where am I going? Haspel. Since she has been in charge, name one of their ops that has gone bad, or one network that has been blown and rounded up. Heck, name anything currently in the news about that agency, other than the roundup of unicorn haters. We out-negotiated China and Canada and did a historic trade deal with the communist leader of Mexico. Gee, it’s almost as if we had read their top secret deal memos. [wink] We killed Bag Daddy, Sooleyman, and assorted others, and the consensus seems to be that those were strictly military intelligence ops. And at that planning session, when someone thought he heard someone whisper in his ear and turned but no one was there, then suddenly got a brainstorm “let’s look HERE,” all was as is should be.
    A slight breeze rustles the curtain, but no one is there. No more pink unicorns, and the unicorn zealots stand alone in the cold.
    I saw a photo the other day of Adm Rogers with a stern look and the caption “What is it about WE HAVE IT ALL that you don’t understand?” Durham is assembling the relevant pieces of it as a legal case to present to the grand jury.
    Trump Landslide 2020

    • delighteddeplorable says:

      Great post, trapper and makes perfect sense to this eternally optimistic Treeper. VSGPDJT is here against all odds, past and present and although it is very easy to get ensnared in the sky is falling trap, there is so, so much more yet to be revealed.

    • KaweahKid says:

      Working in a university is the same kind of experience, only much worse. Truth-tellers and the intellectually honest are big targets for all kinds of abuse.

  103. wemoore says:

    Thank you Sundance. Surely, after over 3 years of OBVIOUS TRUMP HATE by Progressive Liberal Fascists, most of us need to be reminded over and over…and over…about it. We forget so easily, you know? Those of us with advance dementia need these stories.
    THE REST of AMERICA needs someone to suggest realistic solutions with pathways to successfully ending the lies, hate, and obvious treason that dominates most of what these horrible people do all day.

  104. Perot Conservative says:

    I posted 2 macro, high-level questions for Sundance a few days ago, but I think WordPress had a hiccup.
    1. Ristvan has suggested documents can’t be released bc defense attorney’s will argue they prejudice the jury pool. I haven’t seen Sundance address that. And even if so, couldn’t a few discrete documents be released to open the window, and not cause said damage?
    2. Status of The Big Ugly – turned Big Letdown – and with the nomination of AG Barr & Durham – the Big Renewed Hope?
    Do we have an active criminal investigation; or do we have Bondo (Coverup) Barr? Or is he trying to split the butter?
    I’ve heard Tom Fitton supposedly say he sees no signs of an active criminal investigation. Is that true? It seems like the Uranium One whistleblower was ignored (source, Victoria Toesing), and now Barr is ignoring Carter Page? Maybe Page is just eye candy … did they interview Assange, does Assange have poison pills hidden in various locations ready for release, if he gets the Epstein treatment?
    The fact that Chris Wray is covering up FIB illegal behavior isn’t confidence inspiring. Barr firing him would be a big step, but who could reform the beast?

  105. Perot Conservative says:

    I posted 2 macro, high-level questions for Sundance a few days ago, but I think WordPress had a hiccup.
    1. Ristvan has suggested documents can’t be released bc defense attorney’s will argue they prejudice the jury pool. I haven’t seen Sundance address that. And even if so, couldn’t a few discrete documents be released to open the window, and not cause said damage?
    2. Status of The Big Ugly – turned Big Letdown – and with the nomination of AG Barr & Durham – the Big Renewed Hope?
    Do we have an active criminal investigation? Or do we have Bondo Barr, or is he trying to split the baby?
    I’ve heard Tom Fitton supposedly say he sees no signs of an active criminal investigation. Is that true? It seems like the Uranium One whistleblower was ignored (source, Victoria Toesing), and now Barr is ignoring Carter Page? Page may be eye candy. Has Barr interviewed Assange?
    Firing FIB Director Chris Wray would be a start, but who could reform DC HQ 7th Floor and Washington DC field office?

  106. nyckers says:

    So much for the plan
    No prosecution of McCabe.
    A rigged game… no one will be called to account.
    Some country we live in.

  107. Bogeyfree says:

    Well the DOJ just declined to pursue criminal charges against McCabe.

    • maggiemoowho says:

      This is just unreal. We live in the most corrupt country in the world, nothing or nobody will ever change that. Very sad?

      • kleen says:

        Honestly it will be up to we the people to solve this.
        We keep waiting for the cooks to investigate themselves.. How’s that working?
        Mass nationwide protest like the yellow vest or worse is the only way. It should last months or until we get results. Stop the country if necessary.
        If not, you are seeing what we will get…NOTHING!

    • kleen says:

      I just saw that, I expected. You can tell by their demeanor. Just watch them on cable news. They are relaxed, happy, confident… If they are worried it doesn’t show. They know something and they are right.
      Now Look at Flynn, and other people on our side how they acted when investigated. They knew they were about to get screwed. No smiles, just anger and disbelief.
      Now pay attention to the people with inside info how they are talking about 2020 election.
      They are not including the possibility of Durham exposing anyone. They are predicting just another normal election.
      If they were including the biggest bust in our history, 2020 would not be a normal election. Think of all the vacant seats in the Senate and House if the crooks were busted and at least forced to step down. Imagine the damage too the opposition for coup attempt?
      None of that has been baked in. What do they know?

    • mushr45m says:

      Yep and Assange rots in UK till June.

  108. Cocamars says:

    Will we find out who provided the 10k, of probably marked bills, offered to George Papa?

  109. Bogeyfree says:

    Now more than ever, why we need Sidney as a Justice Czar IMO.

  110. Anacapri says:

    Fox News reporting no criminal charges against McCabe.

  111. John-Y128 says:

    News Flash: DOJ announces they are no going to prosecute McCabe for anything related to the IG report on him. Thanks Billy Bitch! – Who wants to bet his retirement will be back-paid in full?

  112. Bogeyfree says:

    So now we know the real reason for the Barr / ABC interview yesterday……
    To give cover when they announced nothing to see with McCabe.

    • Chiefco says:

      I just said this to my husband.

    • kleen says:

      So far, many indictment and prison for our side. (due to entrapment)
      And not only ZERO jail for their side but quite a few already walked free without any being charged.
      Total is: Zero accountability for the crooks so far.
      Our side, many wrongfully imprisoned.
      But we are told to wait and wait… election is right around the corner.
      Wait is it.
      What if it doesn’t work and ALL walk free?
      What then?
      What if October rolls around and nothing… just wait…

      • fred5678 says:

        You forgot the whole two months in jail for James Wolfe. He is still shattered by that cruel experience.

    • kleen says:

      That’s ok, expect the swampees pretending to be on our side like Andy McCarthy with analyses as to why Barr is right to let the crooks walk.
      Bigger charges coming (wink wink)…. SURE!
      All the sheep has to do is to keep waiting, they will come.
      Hey when they rig the election with illegal votes and worse, then kiss this country goodbye.

  113. Attorney says:

    Meanwhile McCabe skates.

  114. Chiefco says:

    AG Barr is Swamp or found a dead horse head in his bed. More that disappointed!!

  115. Bogeyfree says:

    So can we now put a fork in the Trust the Plan theory?

  116. Tom Hansen says:

    There is also a video of Ellen Ratner, a very high profile Democrat radio host, who also interviewed Assange, and she said that he confirmed to her that he had proof that Russia was never his source relating to the DNC hack, but it was an inside job. Assange has been consistent in his replies. She believed him.


    August 18, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. PDT
    Harley Rouda, a Democrat running against Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) in 2018, has asked the FBI to probe the Republican congressman’s “political and financial ties to Russia” after Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
    To: Los Angeles Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    From: Harley E. Rouda Jr.
    Subject: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
    To Whom It May Concern:
    In light of an article in the Aug. 17, 2017, edition of the Los Angeles Times entitled: “Rep. Dana Rohrabacher meets with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, plans to tell Trump what he heard,” I’d like to amend my original letter to the FBI to include this disturbing new information demonstrating the potential depths of Rohrabacher’s political and financial ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin.
    Despite the fact that intelligence agencies across the globe have repeatedly and continuously asserted that WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange coordinated with Russian actors in their leaks of DNC emails, and that Rohrabacher’s colleagues have claimed that he is paid by Vladimir Putin, Rohrabacher took this meeting anyway.
    In the statement released by Rohrabacher’s office and his subsequent interview with the Daily Caller, it was revealed that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher not only met with the infamous fugitive Julian Assange, but that he and Assange also talked about “what might be necessary to get [Assange] out” and discussed a pardon from Trump.
    As an American citizen, I strongly urge you to open up an investigation as soon as possible and if necessary, subpoenaing the necessary documents to make a determination about Congressman Rohrabacher’s potential unlawful ties to Russia and its officials. The American public needs to definitively know whether Rohrabacher has any financial ties to the Russian regime.
    Harley E. Rouda Jr.

  118. Bogeyfree says:

    Never forget…….
    First we fuxx Flynn
    Then we fuxx Trump

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      (With hand up) Question, please. I know leadership has thought this through, and we’ve discussed the strategic goals extensively, but, and I’m only asking, is there any chance that by executing this plan, we ultimately end up fuxxing ourselves? We’ve hit the King with enough ammo to empty an armory, and he’s still standing. I ask, humbly, has leadership discussed internally any strategy, other than to continue shooting, looking forward to 2024?

  119. Joe says:

    Re decision not to prosecute McCabe: Is it possible that in return, McCabe has agreed to testify against Brennan et al?
    He once warned, I believe, that he would not take the fall alone.

    • kleen says:

      I think none of them have been interviewed much less offered anything.

    • kleen says:

      Roscoe B Davis?⭐️⭐️⭐️
      But Durham has not interviewed Comey, McCabe or Brennan. He’s not wasting time, because they have all lied under oath already.

      • TarsTarkas says:

        Good point, didn’t think of that. Durham is looking for additional proof of their perjury and crimes. Eyewitness and verbal accounts are too often wrong or fudged as it is. A bit more difficult to fudge hardcopy.

        • stripmallgrackle says:

          Ringleaders get interviewed last. It gives them the opportunity to unwittingly contradict the collected evidence and testimony, should they choose to take it.

    • 4EDouglas says:

      This is my take he’s turned state’s evidence-with immunity. He’d like to stay out of prison and enjoy his wife’s money..
      Relax, folks this isn’t what it seems…
      As much as some want failure-we aren’t there yet..

      • Just what I needed to make it through another day… more hope porn.

        • 4EDouglas says:

          I resent the “porn’ label -Jessie Liu was th eone who charged McCabe-now sh’es out along with the other three DOJ thugs who tried to hang Stone there is more to this than meets the eye. not hope just have to do “gumshoe’ work and read between the lines.
          I’ve been a government contractor or worked for the government as a contractor most of my career in aviation close to 40 years. I:ve been the subject of investigation, Security Clearances, and keeping ahead of shenanigans by the Feds-that can’t even talk about. But what give me solace is there are white hats as well as black hats..
          Trump knows this..

      • Lefty says:

        Oh I agree, he’s totally flipped!!!! Just like Priestap, Page, and Pientka, all flipped!
        Sadly, the only flipping these bastards are doing involves us and the bird… daily…
        All under AG Barr’s nose.

      • Redzone says:

        That’s not how it works. Chargers are not dropped first.

    • mushr45m says:

      Dream, Dream, Dreaam,

  120. dom elp says:

    I would like to see the movie but Hollywood will not make this one.

    • cheering4america says:

      Heck this has GOT to be at least a lengthy mini-series. No movie could possibly do justice to the sheer number of people involved in this seditious coup attempt or to the many different avenues by which they are disseminating their disinformation.

    • TJ says:

      There is a movie, it’s a prequel. Oliver Stone made it and it got him blacklisted in Hollywood, it’s been banned in the Ukraine too.
      It stars Biden, Klobuchar, Putin, Nuland, Pyatt, and many more swamp celebrities.

  121. Perot Conservative says:

    I posted 2 macro, high-level questions for Sundance a few days ago, but I think WordPress had a hiccup.
    1. Ristvan has suggested documents can’t be released bc defense attorney’s will argue they prejudice the jury pool. I haven’t seen Sundance address that. And even if so, couldn’t a few discrete documents be released to open the window, and not cause said damage?
    2. Status of The Big Ugly – turned Big Letdown – and with the nomination of AG Barr & Durham – the Big Renewed Hope?
    Do we have an active criminal investigation? Or do we have Bondo Barr, or is he trying to split the baby?
    I’ve heard Tom Fitton supposedly say he sees no signs of an active criminal investigation. Is that true? It seems like the Uranium One whistleblower was ignored (source, Victoria Toesing), and now Barr is ignoring Carter Page? Page may be eye candy. Has Barr interviewed Assange?
    Firing FIB Director Chris Wray would be a start, but who could reform DC HQ 7th Floor and Washington DC field office?

  122. Passive Observer says:

    Great summary. The only thing I can think of that is not mentioned is the $10k that Israeli “businessman” Charles Tawil gave to Papadopoulos in an apparent effort by the Mueller team to entrap him when he entered the country.
    The stakes are so high for so many western intelligence organizations that I remain pessimistic about the likelihood that the whole story will be revealed, but I will continue to hope.
    Here is a good account, by Angelo Codevilla, of what needs to be done to clean up our intelligence apparatus:
    …but again, I remain pessimistic that anything like this will happen. The dissident political movement is spreading fast in the West, and the ruling class seeks to contain it. The intelligence organizations (esp. CIA and FBI) are central to this task.
    (To the fellow who monitors my infrequent posts here: I think I used my original screen name this time. If not, my apologies.)

  123. Darren says:

    At this point, I am skeptical that any justice will come to the Obama officials. I will believe it when it happens.

    • Git-R-Done says:

      Durham is just another stall tactic. Anyone who thinks anything will ever happen to the coupsters is a fool.

  124. Zephyrbreeze says:

    Interview clip:
    Julian Assange talks about a 27 year old insider at the DNC, and that it was not a robbery.

  125. kleen says:

    Comey, no charge for lying
    McCabe no charge for lying…
    Muller not even being investigated for lying.
    Podesta, walked.
    Clinesmith, no charges for falsifying documents, that should an easy one. A sure charge. But…. NOPE!
    Stone, Flynn, PapaD… Chaged, destroyed.
    See a pattern?

  126. Mark Styen is going off on Bill ‘Bagpipes’ Barr and the DOJ……Styen is subbing for Rush Limbaugh…
    I’ve been telling everyone for years……Politically connected Lawyers protect other Politically connected Lawyers regardless of Party Affiliation…. Bill Barr is a fraud……Think about it……Barr comes out of the woods mysteriously after decades……I thought it was strange at the time…Barr appoints Durham who Barr says he doesn’t know and only met him briefly at a luncheon many years earlier…..How would Barr know to hire Durham???? Someone recommended Durham Barr…..Who???
    Remember, Barr says Durham will have his investigation wrapped up by Spring/Summer…..How could Barr possibly know that…??? Makes Zero sense…..How can you put a time-frame on something you’ve never seen before or experienced…..??? Unless you already know the outcome….
    Lastly, virtually all of the exposed proven corruption, criminal and unethical behavior at the FBI/DOJ and other Bureaucracies has been willfully committed by Lawyers…and not one single Lawyer has had their Law License suspended or revoked…..Half of Congress are Lawyers……The corrupt Foreman(Juror) in the Roger Stone trial is a Lawyer and big Democrat…….See the pattern??? This is outrageous!!…

    • dallasdan says:

      We have progressed to the point of the outrageous becoming the commonplace, with fewer eyebrows raised and more disinterest with each occurrence.

  127. Bogeyfree says:

    Since it appears no one is ever going to get indicted and even if they did they would never be convicted by a jury so honestly at this point IMO PT should just issue the order to declassify everything and appoint a Declass Czar to push, fight and ensure it all does get declassified and exposed for public consumption.
    Take Sundance’s list and go one by one exposing them and at least the truth is out to the public.
    And watch who fights and fights the release as it might just surprise you.

    • Personally, I don’t want “everything to be declassified” so that “no one can go to jail.” I want people to go to jail. To that end, I don’t believe that “no one will ever be indicted.” This may be how things used to be in Washington land, but I don’t think that this will now continue.
      And now I’m going to pick the happy flowers and put them in my pretty yellow happy hat and be happy all the rest of the day. ?

      • John55 says:

        No DC jury will ever convict anyone involved in the coup. Comey could stand up in a DC courtroom and brag that he broke the law to try to frame Trump, and the jury would give him a standing ovation.

  128. Garavaglia says:

    Anyone else here think Barr will throw Trump under the bus when he answers questions for house in March?

  129. Git-R-Done says:

    Durham = Huber = NOTHING! Anyone who believes otherwise is a SUCKER and a FOOL. Barr is no better than Sessions when it comes to equal justice and protecting his President.

  130. Don McAro says:

    DOJ Just decided they are not going to change McCabe…
    So if anyone things Durham has the goods….. better be prepared for a big let down

    • Don McAro says:

      DOJ won’t charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
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      “We write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe, arising from the referral by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to our Office of conduct,” wrote two officials from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office. “Based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the Government at this time, we consider the matter closed.”

    • arsumbris says:

      If Durham charges none of the principals that ran Crossfire Hurricane, it proves our Constitution is overthrown.

  131. Loren says:

    I’m done! McCabe no criminal charges. This Barr/ Durham, its more BS propaganda. Nothing is going to happen to these government criminals. The United States government is a corrupt institution.

  132. mcabe. smh. whatever remaining faith i might have had in any of “muh institutions” has just evaported. these people will NEVER be held accountable. people say “never say never”. i’m saying NEVER.

  133. railer says:

    If McCabe walks, then that means everybody walks.
    You roll up a conspiracy from the bottom up, by eliciting a guilty plea from a conspirator and a cooperation agreement in exchange for help at sentencing. The guy testifies and hangs others, and you work your way up the food chain. Barr has terminated this process.
    Barr is Swamp and Deep State, and has truncated the investigation into the biggest political conspiracy in this nation’s history. I expected nothing better, but it’s still an outrage.
    And he intervened on Stone’s sentencing recommendations only as a camouflage effort for this travesty of justice on McCabe and Muh Russia. This is all a choreographed show. Swamp and Deep State has won. McConnell put Barr into that AG job to do precisely this.

  134. redhotsnowman says:

    Sundance does such a great job of journalism here. How sad that all of it is such old news to most of us here. It pains me that 99% of the population is too ignorant to follow what has actually taken place. That ignorance is what our uni-party banks on. If Barr and Durham don’t expose this corruption systematically it will be for nothing. Good luck boys. No pressure.

    • Right to reply says:

      At least those on the right are alert to the killing of America. Those on the left are only interested in the right to kill their own offspring! We are miles apart on both the political spectrum, and moral spectrum! The left is eating itself, and dying from its own perverse ignorance.

  135. Git-R-Done says:

    If the President doesn’t FIRE Barr there is a very good chance he loses the election. I and probably millions like me have been stabbed in the back too many times to even bother voting anymore.

  136. Serpentor says:

    Cheshire cat is grinning at us all, laughing.
    We actually believed maybe laws were going to be enforced. Trump’s tweets are a big problem because it’s more difficult to polish the turd of the three letter organizations with outrage tweeting the way he does.
    We all thought Barr would get off his fat ass and do something. He’s doing something, all right – laughing at our naivete.

  137. Kaco says:

    Sundance was absolutely right, I’m about ready to throw something.
    Wonder what Jim Jordan thinks of Durham’s decision here? He keeps referring to Durahm’s investigation on this. And I love Jim Jordan.
    Tired of allowing my hopes to get up, if I allow them to, it makes me all the more angrier.
    Lindsay discounting Giuliani’s evidence, claiming it’s Russia, No investigation he had promised.
    Dropping charges on the scumbag on CNN. Oh, please.
    Barr is a cleaner, change my mind.

  138. Chiefco says:

    Do any of you really think “they” are going to let President Trump win a 2nd term?

  139. Putting On Its Shoes says:

    It was just announced no charges for McCabe for lying to FBI, while Flynn still gets crucified.

  140. Passive Observer says:

    McCabe off the hook. Will not be charged with lying to the FBI:
    My pessimism grows by the day. Where to next Mr. Barr?

  141. saywhat64 says:

    From the NYT’s article:
    “But Mr. Durham has not interviewed the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, his onetime deputy Andrew G. McCabe or Mr. Brennan.”
    Always save the big fish for last.
    On another note, McCabe’s lawyers just announced he is no longer under investigation and cleared of all charges. Weasel words that fail to agknowledge that McCabe is very much still under close scrutiny by John Durham and is far from no longer being investigating.

  142. railer says:

    I should have known that Wolfe walking on obvious crimes presaged everybody walking. The Swamp even staged this Liu woman’s takedown to aid in the camouflage. We’re supposed to get all giddy that her dirty hands were slapped away or something. Yippee. Then those evil Mueller lawyers were slapped down on Stone’s sentencing recommendations. Yippee. Then we bury the conspiracy, now that you’re all yippeed up.
    Screw the plebs, I guess. Tell ’em to shut up and eat cake.
    I really detest these people.

  143. SWADE says:

    The Pickering Post said a while back to get Assange AND Snowden to the US and hear their side of the story… sounds like that needs to happen and fast.

  144. Bubby says:

    I guess Sundance will have to remove McCabe’s photo from his list of coup d’etat scoundrels! As more letters go out from the Justice Department dropping criminal investigations and pursuit of charges his photo gallery will shrink eventually leaving just the background? This is disappointing beyond words for me to express. Godspeed President Trump!

  145. paintbrushsage says:

    It has been interesting watching the Julian Assange extradition story unfold.
    Apparently the FBI didn’t see Steele’s dossier/Fusion GPS (for Clinton) as fed information disclosed to the FBI to disrupt. Getting FISAs based on the Steele dossier/Fusion GPS (for Clinton) on their prior source Carter Page was a risk (as Stu Evans pointed out) the FBI decided to take. Hopefully the Durham probe will bring answers & accountability.
    In texts, FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump an ‘idiot’
    Messages could fuel GOP claims that bias tainted Clinton and Trump investigations.
    By JOSH GERSTEIN 12/12/2017
    In July 2016, Page expressed concern that the “sandernistas” might undercut Clinton’s campaign.
    “I’m not worried about them. I’m worried about the anarchist Assanges who will take fed information and disclose it to disrupt,” Strzok replied, referring to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who published emails hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

  146. dallasdan says:

    SD’s logical and authoritative commentary is supported by facts, clearly documented and cogently connected and presented in his commentary, not speculative theories and suppositions.
    The genius of his investigating, aggregating, analyzing, and reporting of the entire coup process is both award-worthy and incalculably valuable to present and future historians.
    I have little faith that the “Big Ugly” and “The Plan” will ever be more than catch phrases created to deliver false hope to patriots everywhere.
    Moreover, the DS has a decades-in-the-making vice grip on and within our government that will “hunker-down” as necessary to both run-out the clock on the President’s efforts to expose and to dispel them, and then rejuvenate itself to resume business as usual.
    At a minimum, SD’s brilliant work will be archived in numerous places for scholars to appreciate as a mesmerizing, fiction-like collection of truths that amaze, astound, and frighten every reader who is supportive of freedom and justice as we once knew it.
    It is equally disappointing and alarming that the literal future of our nation is in the hands of two men, Barr and Durham, neither of whom have yet produced an ounce of visible, positive treatment toward stopping the Republic from bleeding-out.
    Sometimes, the good fight is lost, but the leader and his warriors who were overwhelmed are honored forever by the righteous. Is that our destiny? I anticipate we will soon know the answer, and should continue to pray fervently for the divine intervention that is necessary to overcome the evil that pervades and surrounds us.

  147. matismf says:

    This is why I do not get unhappy when someone says CIA agents have been killed. Instead, I CHEER!!!

  148. matismf says:

    This is why I do not get unhappy when someone says CIA agents have been killed. Instead, I CHEER!!!

  149. 4EDouglas says:

    this is over at GP- https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/wth-us-attorney-jessie-liu-recommended-criminal-charges-against-mccabe-in-september-liu-resigns-and-doj-drops-charges-against-mccabe/
    Liu’s the one in trouble and in my opinion McCabe is given immunity-we won’t know for a while, bu there is a reason the four individuals are gone..
    Game’s afoot.

  150. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Sidney has retweeted lengthy thread of a Q follower. By that, I suppose she is not averse to that alleged LARP as some here.
    See @SidneyPowell1 @QBlueSkyQ

  151. fred5678 says:

    The FBI declkination has a large qualifier:

  152. Wethal says:

    Something odd is going on with Mueller and Liu’s prosecutions:
    NY Times today:
    “WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to scrutinize the criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according to people familiar with the matter.
    The review is highly unusual and could trigger more accusations of political interference by top Justice Department officials into the work of career prosecutors.
    Mr. Barr has also installed a handful of outside prosecutors to broadly review the handling of other politically sensitive national-security cases in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, the people said. The team includes at least one prosecutor from the office of the United States attorney in St. Louis, Jeff Jensen, who is handling the Flynn matter, as well as prosecutors from the office of the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen.
    Over the past two weeks, the outside prosecutors have begun grilling line prosecutors in the Washington office about various cases — some public, some not — including investigative steps, prosecutorial actions and why they took them, according to the people. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive internal deliberations.”
    NY Times spins it as “top DOJ officials” (read: political appointees) interfering with “career prosecutors’ decisions.
    Not sure how the McCabe decision figures in as Jessie Liu did recommend prosecution. Or why Flynn’s case is being re-examined, but not Stone’s.
    But given that a federal prosecutor in PIttsburgh is supposedly looking through the Ukraine material, including Rudy’s, one suspects Barr doesn’t trust many people at the DOJ (and with good reason).

    • mushr45m says:

      Keep hope alive.
      This is a positive sign in an otherwise gloomy day.
      Just Eeyoring a bit
      OK, alot.

    • senda72 says:

      FTA ~ “The team includes at least one prosecutor from the office of the United States attorney in St. Louis, Jeff Jensen, who is handling the Flynn matter…”
      I looked into Jeff Jensen, and found the following regarding another matter ~ “He is known by reputation as the most straight of straight arrows, and will likely treat any investigation down the middle, meaning that there will also most assuredly be no leaks.”

    • gda53 says:

      Swings and roundabouts.
      This is HUGE!
      McCabe’s non-indictment on lack-of-candor was expected. So not so huge.
      Take a breath.

  153. JohnCasper says:

    Truman and Kennedy, both Democrats (before Democrats went fascist insane) considered the CIA to be America’s enemy.

  154. fred5678 says:

    WOW! Is Mark Steyn wound up about “lack of candor” !!! I have never herd him this upset — even against Katz.

  155. David says:

    Nobody is worried in the slightest about Durham. Particularly anyone in McCabe’s orbit.

  156. Delay, Diminish, Decline to prosecute. See a pattern?

    • Part of Diminish would be to Divide the criminality into small bits, and then declining to prosecute each separate bit, as Barr & Co. (& Liu) have done time and again.
      So maybe, “Delay, Diminish, Divide, Decline to prosecute.”

      • Yep, that’s the sentiment I expressed in an earlier post where I stated “Declination to Prosecute by a Thousand Letters”. The broad goal is to lessen outrage by dragging the exonerations out over a long period of time…leaving just a ‘little’ theoretical hope of future prosecution each time…until finally the avenues of accountability are snuffed out entirely.

  157. Genie says:

    So it is McCabe’s lawyers saying they heard from the DOJ that McCabe won’t be charged? Maybe just trolling for an obstructive response? I think I’ll wait for the actual DOJ press release, but not holding my breath.

  158. Tell Right says:

    Durham was appointed by then acting AG Whitaker. Whitaker got to his position because then AG Sessions appointed him Chief of Staff.
    Jessie Liu’s Treasury appointment was rescinded in part because she didn’t prosecute leaker James Wolfe. And we know James Wolfe was the leaker because his copy of the FISA application had a leak marker in it: an altered date stamp at the bottom of one of the pages. His copy was given to him back when….you guessed it…Sessions was the AG.
    I’m starting to take back my Sleepy Sessions accusations and think of him again as the Silent Executioner.

    • Joemama says:

      Yes. I have not written off Sessions. I don’t believe he is a black hat, or even a clueless hat.
      He certainly does resemble the Kebler Elf, though.

  159. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Still not convinced that AG Bill Barr actually runs the Department of Justice rather than being simply a figurehead. The swamp is so deep and the leftwing corruption so widespread & entrenched that it will take at least 10 years to fix the broken justice system; that is, if it can be repaired at all.
    ~~~~~~~ TRUMP 2020 ~~~~~~~

  160. CM-TX says:

    Ok, can we call it yet?
    (Hint: “Trust The Plan” was to create a divide– keeping the believers portion COMPLACENT.)
    “A Republic [ma’am], if YOU can keep it!” ~Ben Franklin (His reply, when asked what kind of Gov they came up with.)
    Understand, it [Gov gone awry] will NEVER correct itself!

    • Joemama says:

      Nope, I don’t believe that you can “call it” yet.
      Can you conceive of a strategy that might unroll over 5, 6, 7 or 8 years? Can you conceive of a strategy that would require PDJT to be a “lame duck” to be effective?
      I can. I think we can see some action later this Spring/early Summer, but that the big fireworks will fly in PDJT’s second term.

  161. willthesuevi says:

    On the plus side I guess is this information is FINALLY getting out to the Dancing with the Stars”, “Pokemon Go” and “Americas Got Talent” crowd.
    Interesting times.

  162. 6x47 says:

    No worries, overseas spy agencies! Didn’t you see that Andrew McCabe just got a pass? Nobody will be prosecuted for anything related to SpyGate, FISA abuse, or anything else directly or indirectly related to the attempted coup against President Trump.
    Meanwhile, Roger Stone will die in prison for being a smartass.
    It’s a Big Club, and we ain’t in it.

    • Y’all Know What Time It is says:

      They passed on Manafort back when they first investigated him.Then when they could smear Trump, they revisited the matter and Andrea Chalupa or someone had the Ukrainians fabricate ‘the black ledger’ to revive the case against Manafort. Meanwhile Podesta was allowed to avoid any penalty for the same “Offense.”

    • Deplorable Texan says:

      They HAVE to protect Obama…….to big to fail on steroids, the elite edition. They fear the whole system will collapse if we were to know the truth.
      How many ways from Sunday are we? Seems like way more than 6.

    • Joemama says:

      In the big scheme of things, McCabe lying to the FBI and leaking to the press is small potatoes. Is that what you want to expend your ammo on?
      Yes, it would have been satisfying to see the dirtbag pay a price, but there are Coups, uranium sales, state secret and critical technology sales and other huge crimes out there.

  163. IGiveUp says:

    Dems will have hearings to investigate the DOJ’s Stone decision. Will Repubs have Senate hearings to investigate the DOJ’s McCabe decision?

    • IGiveUp says:

      and btw, feel free to violate the law of your choice. In America today, we each get a pass. And make it a good one like Andrew just did!

  164. Didnt Barr report that Durhams investigation would not be over until late spring-early summer?
    Duh? And, he wouldnt cut corners and would collect enough evidence in the correct way?

  165. solomonpal says:

    Ok … where are we at on the rollercoaster ride.

  166. Komrade Retslag says:

    Treepers should memorize the names of the two prosecutors that declined to indict Andrew McCabe for lying and leaking to the press.
    Their names are J.P. Cooney and Molly Gaston.
    They are the Chief and Assistant Attorneys for the Fraud and Public Corruption Section.
    Their names are on the letter informing McCabe he will not be charged.
    These people had proof of 3 counts of lying, from the IG report. I don’t what the details are for why they are declined to prosecute. But, it is very suspicious when compared to the General Flynn and Roger Stone cases. Why were Flynn and Stone prosecuted and not McCabe?
    This is firm evidence that we have a two-tiered justice system. One for the deep state, and another for everyone else.
    Remember these names, and keep a sharp eye for them in future legal situations. If they are ever nominated for higher positions requiring Senate confirmation, we can write our Senators and ask them not to confirm.
    If Attorney General Barr were really doing his job, he would seriously question these two, and make really sure that they had good reasons to let McCabe off. But, from my point of view, they had evidence enough to prosecute, especially when compared to the Flynn and Stone cases. Has Barr personally questioned these prosecutors?

    • Randolph Scott says:

      Pray that Henry Bowman visits these two.

    • Republicanvet91 says:

      Yes, they had enough evidence to prosecute. If they did not, I highly doubt Horowitz would have included each instance in his report.
      It should make one wonder, if an IG finds something so blatant and follows procedure with a referral, why hang your ass in the air when other officials ignore whatever is found?

    • joebkonobi says:

      It appears the Durham is the last chance for prosecutions. If he does not prosecute then all has been successfully swept under the rug and the rule of law is dead in America and is replaced by a government of tyranny. If the government can get away with this, what can’t they get away with? God help us please.

  167. islandpalmtrees says:

    I don’t believe Assange would still be alive, if he had revealed what he knows. Report after report of Julian Assange being mistreated by the guards and pleas for help by fellow prisoners,
    to help Assange.. Tell us all we need to know about the CIA, FBI, DOJ, ODNI and U.K intelligence apparatus.
    Sundance Writes:
    “Most worrisome, Julian Assange is the only person with direct knowledge of how Wikileaks gained custody of the DNC emails; and Assange has claimed he has evidence it was not from a hack – but rather from a leak by a source inside the DNC.”

  168. islandpalmtrees says:

    No-one within their right mind would trust the CIA, FBI and NSA now. Yet, the Crowdstrike organization has members of all three running it. With a member of the CIA as it’s founder.
    Now, some how we are expected to believe the lies from the DNC who asked for their help.
    Sundance Writes:
    “Without the initiation by the CIA, the FBI also is exposed. Thus the FBI holds a massive interest in maintaining the Russia hacking (Crowdstrike) claim.”

  169. Elle says:

    I choose to be optimistic. I prefer to believe that when McCabe lost his top cover of the judges, he quickly cooperated or… as noted… this does not prevent him from being indicted in the future.
    The alternative is too unpleasant to contemplate as then it seems Barr was rubbing our face in it.
    Am I the only one that was shocked that Barr acknowledged in his interview the other day that they had briefed him that they wanted the sentence on Stone? Then Barr kinda rambles, somewhat incoherently, about how it wasn’t what they agreed on without ever assuring us he told them no flipping way he’d allow such a travesty of justice. But they apparently felt comfortable enough to brief him that that was what they wanted. That just seemed crazy to me. I sure hope this is a Rico case and we are just seeing the edges of the dealing going on.

    • gda53 says:

      Do you want to indict McCabe for ‘lack of candor”, basically a charge unconnected to the coup and probably at best involving a probation-type sentence soon forgotten?
      Or do you want to charge him under RICO for the coup against the President, forever staining him in the history books?
      I know what I want. I don’t see how this changes that, but I understand many are operating on jangled nerves and the all consuming thirst for revenge NOW!

      • gda53 says:

        Sorry Elle, when I said “do you” I did not mean it as you personally, but rather a collective “you”.
        Should have used “do we” instead.

      • mushr45m says:

        4 years = 0
        indict, convict, I’ll take probation.
        Then he has to shut his damn mouth on MSM!

  170. Brittney says:

    It appears P/T got blindsided outplayed for the moment…I do not know.
    P/T news conference JUST-2-days ago going after McCabe;
    were is Comey, what is happening with “McCabe”???, what happening to Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, it was a setup, false documents and everyone knows
    Entire news conference 2-days ago:
    They treated Roger Stone very badly they treated everybody very badly, and if you look at the Mueller investigation, it was a scam, because it was illegally set up, it was set up based upon false documentation, of false documents you look at what happened and how many people were hurt, their lives were destroyed, and nothing happened to the people that did it, is such a scam, were is Comey, what is happening with McCabe, what happening to Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok, it was a set-up, it was a disgrace for our country and everyone knows it, everyone,
    IMO President Trump might have been outplayed for the moment and there has to be a Big Chess-Move by P/T shortly.
    We know that P/T has been watching Barr and the President (American people) Barr would reveal himself by spring…
    Maybe P/T just got his answer and doesn’t have to wait for this spring? And if so, P/T needs to take actions according to many of Judicial Watch recommendations given over the last 2-years.
    P/T is 100% responsible for justice and must use his powers according to the Constitution and implement justice.

  171. I beginning to believe that “ain’t nuttin gonna happen – suck it up – have a drink and forget about it.”

  172. CNN_sucks says:

    For the first time I agreed with the demonrats. Go get that goddamn bagpipe SOB, impeached that SOB and charge him with obstruction of justice.

  173. Robert Arvanitis says:

    My great fear is that someone close to Trump exploits his patriotism — “Mr. President, you can catch a few rats if you push this, but more than punishing rogues, you are damaging vital national institutions, now when we show a unified front to Xi, and Putin, and the mullahs…”
    And being a true patriot, the president sadly agrees.

  174. Republicanvet91 says:

    All of this detail on who is being questioned suggests this is a serious investigation. The question is, will there be serious consequences?

  175. jello333 says:

    Whenever I see that picture of them hauling off Julian, I wanna cry…. AND I feel I could literally kill someone. What they have done to that guy, that FEARLESS HERO, is absolutely SICK. Hang in there, Julian. 🙁

  176. amaezed says:

    …and who initiated the take down of Julian Assange. Mike effing Pence. It’s one thing to be transparent about hating Trump, but worse is when you hide it. Gina Haspel helped get Assange into prison from the UK side. Pompeo the war monger. Still at large. The deep state is a world-wide phenomena, not exclusive to USA. Broaden your horizons. One day soon it will be this site that’s taken down. God help us!

  177. Offtie says:

    Maybe our 5-eyes mates should bethink themselves about getting involved in US politics and We the People for which it stands. Further they should recognize that the Nazis and old what’s his name’s (the Devil) plans for Europe and the World are at an end.

  178. aumechanic says:

    And we have already seen how well barr is at getting rid of witnesses, epstain didn’t kill hisself.

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