Andrew McCabe Memo Highlights More Than Previously Understood….

A 2019 Judicial Watch FOIA Lawsuit resulted in the release of a May 16, 2017, memo written by then Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. [Link Here]  At the time of the FOIA release most people focused on Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein willingness to wear a wire to record the President; however, the memo content actually revealed much more.

There are three aspects to the McCabe memo that warrant attention: (1) Rosenstein’s willingness to wear a wire. (2) Evidence that Rosenstein took Mueller to the White House on May 16, 2017, as a set-up to interview Mueller’s pending target; and (3) the CURRENT redactions to the memo indicate CURRENT efforts by the CURRENT AG Bill Barr to protect the corrupt intent of Rod Rosenstein. While all three points are alarming; given recent events the last aspect is most concerning.

In order to show the significance of this FOIA release CTH is going to present the McCabe memo in two different ways. First, by highlighting the raw memo release; and then secondly, to highlight the important context by inserting the memo into the timeline.

First, here’s the McCabe memo:

[Link to Judicial Watch FOIA pdf]

There are two important background contexts that help understand what is written in the McCabe memo, as contrast with the events at the time:

#1 [Rosenstein’s work with Robert Mueller in the Oval Office Meeting] and

#2 [The Overlay of the IG Report on James Comey with the Archey Declarations]

The first two substantive issues within the McCabe memo can only be accurately absorbed against the background of those two context links.

Now we can insert the McCabe memo information into the timeline. This will help better understand what was happening in/around the dates in question.

Start by noting the May 16, 2017, date of the meeting at 12:30pm is immediately before Rod Rosenstein took Robert Mueller for an interview with President Trump in the oval office. The oval office “interview” is where Mueller reportedly left his “cell phone” at the White House.

“Crossfire Hurricane” – During 2016, after the November election, and throughout the transition period into 2017, the FBI had a counterintelligence investigation ongoing against Donald Trump. FBI Director James Comey’s memos were part of this time-period as the FBI small group was gathering evidence. Then Comey was fired….

♦Tuesday May 9th – James Comey was fired at approximately 5:00pm EST. Later we discover Rod Rosenstein first contacted Robert Mueller about the special counsel appointment less than 15 hours after James Comey was fired.

♦Wednesday May 10th – From congressional testimony we know DAG Rod Rosenstein called Robert Mueller to discuss the special counsel appointment on Wednesday May 10th, 2017, at 7:45am. [See Biggs questions to Mueller at 2:26 of video]

According to his own admissions (NBC and CBS), Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe immediately began a criminal ‘obstruction’ investigation. Wednesday May 10th; and he immediately enlisted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

A few hours after the Rosenstein-Mueller phone call James Comey’s office was being searched by the SSA Whistleblower per the IG report on Comey’s memos.

♦Thursday May 11th – Andrew McCabe testified to congress. With the Comey firing fresh in the headlines. McCabe testified there had been no effort to impede the FBI investigation.

Also on Thursday May 11th, 2017, The New York Times printed an article, based on information seemingly leaked by James Comey, about a dinner conversation between the President and the FBI Director. The “Loyalty” article [link]. The IG report shows: [Daniel] Richman confirmed to the OIG that he was one of the sources for the May 11 article, although he said he was not the source of the information in the article about the Trump Tower briefing“.

♦Friday May 12th – Andrew McCabe met with DAG Rod Rosenstein to discuss the the ongoing issues with the investigation and firing. Referencing the criminal ‘obstruction’ case McCabe had opened just two days before. According to McCabe:

… “[Rosenstein] asked for my thoughts about whether we needed a special counsel to oversee the Russia case. I said I thought it would help the investigation’s credibility. Later that day, I went to see Rosenstein again. This is the gist of what I said: I feel strongly that the investigation would be best served by having a special counsel.” (link)

According to Andy Biggs questioning of Mueller, on this same day, May 12th, evidence shows Robert Mueller met “in person” with Rod Rosenstein. This is the same day when SSA Whistleblower went to James Comey’s house to retrieve FBI material and both Rybicki and Comey never informed the agent about the memos:

May 12th, is the date noted by David Archey when FBI investigators had assembled all of the Comey memos as evidence. However, no-one in the FBI outside the “small group” knows about them.

♦On Saturday May 13th, 2017, another meeting between Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller, this time with AG Jeff Sessions also involved. [Per Andy Biggs]

♦Sunday May 14thComey transmitted copies of Memos 2, 4, and 6, and a partially redacted copy of Memo 7 to Patrick Fitzgerald, who was one of Comey’s personal attorneys. Fitzgerald received the email and PDF attachment from Comey at 2:27 p.m. on May 14, 2017, per the IG report.

♦Monday May 15th, McCabe states he and Rosenstein conferred again about the Special Counsel approach. McCabe: “I brought the matter up with him again after the weekend.”

On this same day was when James Rybicki called SSA Whistleblower to notify him of Comey’s memos. The memos were “stored” in a “reception area“, and in locked drawers in James Rybicki’s office.

♦Tuesday May 16th – Per the IG report: “On the morning of May 16, Comey took digital photographs of both pages of Memo 4 with his personal cell phone. Comey then sent both photographs, via text message, to Richman.

Back in Main Justice at 12:30pm Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Jim Crowell and Tashina Guahar all appear to be part of this meeting. I should note that alternate documentary evidence, gathered over the past two years, supports the content of this McCabe memo. Including the text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok:

[Sidebar: pay attention to the redactions; they appear to be placed by existing DOJ officials in an effort to protect Rod Rosenstein for his duplicity in: (A) running the Mueller sting operation at the white house on the same day; and (B) the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, which was pre-determined before the Oval Office meeting.

While McCabe was writing this afternoon memo, Rod Rosenstein was taking Robert Mueller to the White House for a meeting in the oval office with President Trump and VP Mike Pence. While they were meeting in the oval office, and while McCabe was writing his contemporaneous memo, the following story was published by the New York Times (based on Comey memo leaks to Richman):

Also during the approximate time of this Oval Office meeting, Peter Strzok texts with Lisa Page about information being relayed to him by Tashina Guahar (main justice) on behalf of Rod Rosenstein (who is at the White House).

Later that night, after the Oval Office meeting – According to the Mueller report, additional events on Tuesday May 16th, 2017:

It is interesting that Tashina Gauhar was taking notes presumably involved in the 12:30pm 5/16/17 meeting between, Jim Crowell, Rod Rosenstein, and Andrew McCabe. But McCabe makes no mention of Lisa Page being present.

It appears there was another meeting in the evening (“later that night”) after the visit to the White House with Robert Mueller. This evening meeting appears to be Lisa Page, Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe; along with Tashina Gauhar again taking notes.

♦ Wednesday May 17th, 2017: Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe go to brief the congressional “Gang-of-Eight”: Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Richard Burr and Mark Warner.

… […] “On the afternoon of May 17, Rosenstein and I sat at the end of a long conference table in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol. We were there to brief the so-called Gang of Eight—the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Rosenstein had, I knew, made a decision to appoint a special counsel in the Russia case.”

[…] “After reminding the committee of how the investigation began, I told them of additional steps we had taken. Then Rod took over and announced that he had appointed a special counsel to pursue the Russia investigation, and that the special counsel was Robert Mueller.” (link)

Immediately following this May 17, 2017, Go8 briefing, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein notified the public of the special counsel appointment.

We Exit The Timeline:

Back to the memo. Notice the participants: Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Tashina Gauhar and Jim Crowell:

Now remind ourselves about who was involved in convincing Jeff Sessions to recuse himself:

The same two people (lawyers) Tasina Guahar and Jim Crowell, were involved in recusal advice for Jeff Sessions and the “wear-a-wire” conversation a few months later.

Back to the redactions. Notice how in the McCabe memo FOIA release, the DOJ is redacting the aspects of the appointment of a special counsel.

The redaction justification: b(5) “inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency.” Or put another way: stuff we just don’t want to share: “personal privacy” etc.

Again, when combined with the testimony by Mueller in response to the questioning by Rep. Andy Biggs, the redacted information looks like current DOJ officials hiding the timing of the decision-making to appoint Mueller, thereby protecting Rod Rosenstein.

More motive for this scenario shows up during a statement by Matt Whitaker who appeared on Tucker Carlson television show. Whitaker outlined why Rosenstein could never admit to having said he would wear a wire at the time the story broke.

When the “wear-a-wire” story first surfaced was when DAG Rosenstein was trying to convince President Trump not to declassify any information until after the Mueller special counsel was concluded. Rosenstein’s justification for his instructions surrounded President Trump possibly obstructing justice during Mueller’s investigation.

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Reminder when Rod Rosenstein convinced President Trump not to declassify the documents that were being requested by Congress (Sept. 2018):

While McCabe is a known liar, there is enough ancillary supportive information, circumstantial and direct evidence, to make the content of the McCabe memo essentially accurate.

Also Rod Rosenstein expanded the scope of Mueller’s investigation twice, the second time in October 2017 targeting Michael Flynn Jr. Also, Rosenstein participated in the indictment of fictitious Russia trolls and a Russian catering company. Yes, all indications are that Rod Rosenstein was a willing participant in the overall McCabe/Mueller effort.  We have not been allowed to see those scope memos.

Ultimately all of the DOJ delay and hidden information under AG Bill Barr appears to have an identical motive: help protect Rod Rosenstein.

That effort continues with the lack of released information and the ongoing, internal, DOJ and FBI redactions…

….The problem for Attorney General Bill Barr is not investigating what we don’t know, but rather navigating through what ‘We The People’ are already aware of…. (link)

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563 Responses to Andrew McCabe Memo Highlights More Than Previously Understood….

  1. Mike in a Truck says:

    Unlike the “Nattering Nabobs Of Negativity” I know this will be a long drawn out war.The final battle is a long ways off- these last 3 years are only the opening salvo. I can tell which posters here I’d share a two man fighting position with and those I’d bayonet myself as the Red Chinese came through the wire.

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    • flyboy46 says:

      I agree with Mike in a Truck. I won’t believe it is all for naught till Devin Noones changes his tune. He knows where more bodies are buried than probably anybody else, and ONLY an old honest “farm boy” like Devin has my trust. Sorry city boys, but that’s the way it is.

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  2. ed357 says:

    Unredact every damn memo or piece of paper that’s involved in the Trump45 coup attempt and release them…..

    The only names that need to be redacted would be names of undercover US spies in foreign countries….

    US citizens deserve to see and fully understand the shenanigans that the deep state pulled in their coup attempt.

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  3. doofusdawg says:

    Since Mueller was not an employee of the FBI at the time of his meeting with Trump and Rosenstein and since he had not yet been appointed SC and since Mueller testified under oath that he was not interviewing for the FBI director position then… let’s call him what he was… another CHS. Only he wasn’t inserted into the Trump campaign but rather inserted into the Trump White House.

    Mueller in effect interviewing a sitting president as a CHS when he and the acting attorney general knew at the time he was being appointed as the SC is right up there with Wolfe being given a slap on the wrist in order to protect the SIC. They don’t want to go there. Take them Sundance.

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  4. polk8dot says:

    ‘The DAG said that he left a copy of the delegation with Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana Boente to execute in the DAG’s absence if the DAG were suddenly removed from his position

    Wow, right there in plain sight, a SWAPM creature ensuring that the SWAPM just keeps on going, no matter who gets fired. Everybody, just stick to the instructions from the previous ‘master’ and we’ll all be OK. Sickening!
    Looks like conspiracy and collusion to me. Where are the indictments?! How bloody much longer do we have to wait for JUSTICE, AG Barr?!!

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    • jakeandcrew says:

      And what delegation is he talking about? The preceding sentence is redacted. I don’t think he’s talking about the candidates for Special Counsel, as there were only two. Two people does not a delegation make, I would think.

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      • nimrodman says:

        No, not a delegation of people
        A delegation of authority document

        Delegating authority to sign off on FISA applications, I think it is, judging from context

        Sundance wrote an article on it couple days ago. For a short period that signing authority within DOJ lapsed and Deep State had to do a workaround

        The workaround was they convinced White House Counsel Don McGahn to write an executive order and get President to sign it. McGahn resigned couple weeks later, either having been duped and realizing it, or a willing participant (open to speculation).

        The title of Sundance’s article included the phrase “President approved investigation of himself”, or words to that equivalent.

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    • CWF says:

      I always thought Bill Barr was suspect. There are three years or more of information, and the coup plotters continue trying to destroy President Trump. They speak out against the president as if they have no concerns about being indicted. I have a very bad feeling that these people are going to get away with what they have done, and Bill Barr will be validated as deep state. Our country has been destroyed from within as we stood by saying it could not happen. The deep state has trampled the Constitution.

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        They stole our country long ago, not just recently, and the real question is whether we can be successful getting it back.

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        • It’s clear that the administrative state has been running the country for many many years. Past Presidents did absolutely nothing except play golf and make a statement after the administrative state told them what to say. Trump did not know the rules of the game and it is quite upsetting to them…oh, the administrative state is owned by the Democrats, so it is even more upsetting to them. It would take more than 8 years to take it down and start all over…not sure it is even possible.

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          • mugzey302 says:

            With God, all things are possible. He has given us an opportunity to save our country, if we will return to Him and stop worshipping idols. He made it VERY clear to ancient Israel what the consequences are when you worship Baal, sacrificing children and such. You end up in slavery, lose your home and the homeland He provided to you. So, this is our choice now. Does anyone really believe it was not a supernatural deliverance that put our President in the Oval Office, given the democrats’ voter fraud?? Of course it was! The more we know about Washington, the more obvious it becomes!
            May Almighty God bless us with courage, wisdom, and discernment.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Actually, its worse than that.
            Its NOT “Democrats”, its Uniparty.
            4 people control Congress; Minority and majority leaders, in House and Senate.

            All of our ‘elected representatives’in Congress, do NOT represent us; they DO as they are told, by the 4.

            Committee asignments to office space, whether or not ‘ethics investigations’are opened against them, and whether they are exonerated, access to Congressional campaign committee funding, and more are all ways the 4 maintain control.

            The 4, running Congress as a committee, working together represent a formidable power in D.C.

            They control the Judiciary, thru confirmation and with the threat of impeachment.

            They control the deep state, or administrative state, thru establishing budgets, legislation and oversight.

            They control the I.C., thru SSCI and House Intelligence committee, AND thru gang of 8.

            They have a well established succesion, so when one retires, another rises to take their place, with continuity of policy.

            It is THEY who have been establishing policirs for many years: trade deals, foreign aid, immigration policy, it ALL stems, ultimately from the 4.

            And they are NOT our friends, and they DO NOT act in the best interests of America.

            At least the Dems are now bring honest; there is NO such thing as a Democrat “Moderate”.

            The,Repubs are in many ways the Heart or center of the evil in D.C. They work in strealth, posing as the “Conservative alternative”, to occupy and defend that space, thereby preventing a REAL Conservative alternative party from forming.

            Do, they TALK about repealing Obummercare, but when given tje chance, they don’t.

            The investigate Fast/Furious, IRS/Tea Party, Benghazi but at the end of the day, hold no onr accountable.

            Because THEY are accountable. They MUST be exposed, discreditted and thereby rendered powerless.
            Our Republic’s survival depends on it.

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            • LafnH20 says:

              The BEST post, IMHO, you’ve ever posted, Dutchman!!

              I thought this,
              “The, Repubs are in many ways the Heart or center of the evil in D.C. They work in strealth, posing as the “Conservative alternative”, to occupy and defend that space, thereby preventing a REAL Conservative alternative party from forming.”, days it all.

              MOST EXCELLENT!!

              LIKE!!

              “It is not enough to simply beat Trump. He must be destroyed thoroughly. His kind must not rise again.

              — David Plouffe
              2008
              Campaign Manager
              for Obama

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              • Dutchman says:

                Thank you. I compare the RNC, to Faux news; likewise they PURPORT to be the ‘conservative alternative’, while occupying, and agressively defending the space, while actually putting out the liberal/conmunist worldview.

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            • LafnH20 says:

              Says not days.
              W/p 😝

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      • Darren says:

        I am disappointed in Barr. But I am completely shocked at Sessions performance in the role. He was full steam ahead on supporting Trump. He was either a wolf in sheep’s clothing all along (my gut feeling), the swamp – neo-com/neo-liberal – got to him, or he was hedging his bets in case the swamp was successful.
        Barr is an institution guy and is going to protect the institution/establishment. He’s better than anyone Obama put in but he is not going to burn it down, which is what needs to happen.

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        • Occasional Commenter says:

          Sessions is a perfect example of why most Congressmen, and especially Senators, are not good choices for cabinet positions. They lack executive experience running large organizations. All most of them know how to do is posture in front of cameras and make soothing statements. As a result of their inexperience, they are easily captured by their staffs.

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          • jrapdx says:

            Certainly true that US Representatives and Senators rely very heavily on their staffs. Furthermore these elected officials don’t closely supervise or manage employees, after the primary job of an elected legislator is getting elected again.

            Legislating, that is creating new laws, or reviewing proposed laws is time-consuming drudgery thus low priority tasks relegated to staff or outsourced to lobbyists. OTOH the chance to speechify in chambers, especially when debate is televised, is eagerly sought. After all, publicized “face time” is pure gold—a boon for the all-important reelection effort.

            So it’s no wonder legislators are suboptimal administrators. In essence legislators are sales people as opposed to detail-oriented implementers. It’s really pretty simple: selling stuff, making stuff and accounting for stuff are largely discrete and non-overlapping talents. Putting people in unsuitable roles leaves them floundering like fish out of water.

            Of course there are multi-talented individuals who can handle disparate roles, indeed they’re a blessing. But I’d agree the typical legislator is not automatically going to do well in an executive branch post. It’s up to the President to make sure hires and nominees possess the talents and abilities to do the job.

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        • YeahYouRight says:

          I still think Beauregard was one of the willing informants in the campaign providing info to DOJ/FIB. He may have even thought he was helping Trump by clearing the air, and was played and buddies up by those guys to think he should continue to help Trump as AG. In over his head all along, and just sick about it, no doubt. Then he gets on deck as AG and realizes they ate his lunch in one bite.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      but this was in MAY after the April signing of NSPM-4 putting boente as the after Rod guy.

      so i think i get that you are saying – their countermeasure was if rod the useful idiot was removed (by being tricked by mcabe into doing the special counsel) then boente wouldtake over.

      I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this SITE and others to put an extreme FOCUS on BOENTE.

      i feel he must know the plans prior to COUP, especially with so much effort to get him in after rod would be fired (executive order trump tricked into signing).

      This helps me see ROD as a DUPED person in this coup.

      BOENTE. BOENTE. BOENTE. investigate investigate investigate. Browder

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      • MVW says:

        Whiteboard, you may be right on Boente, but Rod was no blind fool… his wife is a top Hillary lawyer. Further, Rod has a reputation for being meticulous, reading and scrutinizing everything with a fine tooth comb before signing. It would be contrary to his personality to have not talked to his wife first before doing anything extraordinary or adventurous.

        I suspect strong possible motives in all this, perhaps of even more, is protecting the office of the President from the taint of Obama’s illegal involvements, for protecting the DOJ corruption, Senate corruption, SCOTUS corruption, House corruption, Total Republic corruption that would forever shatter the faith in our country… if it were ever believed as it is so complex and nearly unbelievable (which is another steel wall, denial).

        Trump may be trying to let Bondo Bob do his best at plastering over the seismic cracks, then clean up the mess at the voting box.

        Meanwhile the coup continues.

        Soup and Sewage, rats with fleas.

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        • WhiteBoard says:

          to keep the country moving forward from what the election of the first african america – we must hide his acts…

          thats so depressing, and possibly accurate.

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    • Eileen McRae says:

      There will be no indictments! American patriots have been fed a constant drip of pablum to keep us soothed!

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  5. jus wundrin says:

    What are the names of the two prosecutors who let mccabe off the hook?

    If any progress is to be made, President Trump will have to employ the nuclear option, and we the people need to stand behind him, and vote out nearly EVERY repub senator. If the dims win and take the senate, too bad. There really is no difference in parties anymore.

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    • Komrade Retslag says:

      Their names are J.P. Cooney and Molly Gaston, and are the Chief and Assistant Attorneys for the Fraud and Public Corruption Section.

      Treepers should memorize the names of these two prosecutors. If in the future, they advance in the DOJ, and are considered for nomination to a higher position requiring Senate Confirmation, Treepers should contact their Senators and explain why they shouldn’t be confirmed.

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    • starfcker says:

      I don’t have it in front of me, but they are signed at the bottom of the statement they released saying McCabe would not be prosecuted

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    • MVW says:

      McCabe has implied he would take them all down if he were properly prosecuted, which would mean Obama. Bondo Bob does hot have the guts to do that even while playing the bag pipes.

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    • WRB says:

      What are the names of the two prosecutors who let mccabe off the hook?

      It occurs to me that the problem might be with the Grand Jury and/or with the jury if the case comes to trial. In the Roger Stone case, the jury had an out-and-out dem activist, who (as we have seen) are out for blood.

      It may be that in the Washington DC area, it is literally impossible to get a fair trial for either a dem (He’s Innocent!) or repub (Guilty!).

      The test would be to move to a different venue e.g. W. VA and see if the Grand Jury indicts, and if the jury would convict a dem. But I do not think it is easy to move the venue.

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      • The two- tiered system of justice has been around for at least 25 years- well before this cast of characters, thanks to DC judges and juries. Possibility that grand jury can be moved to get indictments but cases have to be tried in DC.

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  6. Julian says:

    I mean but why would Barr write that open letter/letter to Trump outlining all the problems with the Mueller Probe when he did in 2018!

    What on Earth would prompt Barr to write something like that unprompted?!?!?

    How could Barr possibly know Trump would fire Sessions after the 2018 Elections?!?!?

    How could he possibly know that?

    Surely only someone like Mitch McConnell could have known that Trump wanted to fire Jeff Sessions!!

    But how would Barr know?!?

    I mean I guess McConnell wanted to find a loyal replacement for Jeff Sessions who would be on the same page.

    But how could McConnell possibly predict Barr would write such an excoriation of the Mueller Probe that would put Barr in Trump’s good books.

    How could McConnell get so lucky again!

    Wow. He’s definitely lucky that Mitch fella.

    So so lucky on these things.

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    • YeahYouRight says:

      Trump’s team hired Barr to offer an opinion. That open letter was it. Not out of the blue, but probably sincerely held belief on Barr’s part.

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    • Good questions, why would he do that. For the same reason Sessions slipped from sight as soon as he got into office. They hate our President and everything he says and does. Washington DC is nepotism in its highest form. Everybody is either related or in the group and they are using a very deep bench, one goes another steps in. They are all supporting each other.
      This current coup is like war games, hardening the troops, preparation for battle. It is not the end game, it is a road bump along the route to world domination by Lord knows Whom.
      The lack of courage and morality in DC is dumbfounding.
      I am ready to go to war folks, JUSTICE IS GONE, and without it we are nothing more than pawns to our government task masters.

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  7. paintbrushsage says:

    These advisors had an interest in a Special Prosecutor and Sessions recusal (didn’t need him reviewing a FISA). Rosenstein was the kind of leader that folded like a cheap suit.

    Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

    (Under….Things that didn’t make it into the FISA applications…oops!)

    “As described in Chapter Nine, handwritten notes of an FBI briefing Boente received in February 2017 indicate that the FBI advised Boente and others at that time-including Evans, then Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord, then Deputy Assistant Attorney General George Toscas from NSD, ADAG Tashina Gauhar, ADAG Scott Schools, and Principal ADAG James Crowell-that Ohr knew Steele for several years and remained in contact with him, and that Ohr’s wife worked for Simpson as a Russian linguist.”

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    • paintbrushsage says:

      The difference between keeping Rod part of the muh Russia team and keeping Sessions off is because Jeff Sessions was a Senator not just some career prosecutor/lobbyist. He would have had a completely different perspective when he saw the FISA he had to sign surveilling a person from a political campaign.

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    • willyeye says:

      Saying Rosenstein folded like a cheap suit is being awfully generous to Rod. I believe he was a part of the coup from the beginning and nobody needed to twist his arm. It’s naive to think otherwise. I do think that Rod tried to play the other side with Barr to try to feign innocence and ignorance. He definitely wanted to cover his own ass when he saw the writing on the wall, but he’s guilty as hell!

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  8. Nigella says:

    As if I wasn’t mad enough already

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  9. Julian says:

    Btw. Someone should ask Barr at his hearing on March 31 while he’s under oath why he wrote that letter to Trump outlining all the problems with the Mueller Probe.

    Why did he write that letter.

    Specifically.

    Did Mitch McConnell (or anyone else connected with outer on behalf of Mitch McConnell or any other Republican or Government bureaucrat)?ask him to write that letter to get in Trump’s good books for post Mid Term nomination and confirmation?

    Surely one of the Republicans – or even Democrats – could ask AG Barr what prompted that letter.

    Was it all part of the post Sessions insurance plan?

    I think President Trump would really benefit from knowing just where AG Barr really came from.

    And it likely want as if ‘just by magic’.

    These things don’t just happen.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      its good to be suspicious. Barr could be the reminder that we are a STATE and how powerful it is to get Trump back in line.

      Again – we must VIEW THIS as an all out war for 2020. we cant just fact find – we must share this with everyone, be passionate as we were in 2016, and show them the stake, register peopel, we must get more votes, a psychotic umber of new voters, an unhealthy obsession with telling people of this like we did in 2016.

      DONT JUST FACT FIND. get as obsessive with sounding the alarms as we were in 2016.

      the INSURANCE POLICY WORKED IF WE LOSE 2020!

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  10. labrat says:

    I’m not a lawyer but this thread makes sense to me.

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    • Bradley says:

      Me too.
      There are many ways to interpret what has happened. One thing is certain- McCabe is a liar and was out to get Trump. Now people are assuming that McCabe is stating the truth?
      I seriously doubt it.
      Rosenstein came in after the coup was underway. My guess is that he wasn’t sure who to believe so he tried to follow the clues and make sure that McCabe didn’t have too much power. In the end, as bad as Mueller was- his investigation exonerates Trump and make the Dems look like fools. It was the only way.
      Why were the FISAs continued under Rosenstein? We don’t know. What if those FISAs then were also used to go right back after the other side. Who was two hops from Page? A ton of people including some of the conspirators.
      Trump developed trust in Rosenstein and he has trust in Barr. Barr is out to do two things-1. Restore a sense of non-political equal justice to the damaged Justice Department- and he has stated that clearly
      2. Make those who spied on Trump and were involved in a conspiracy pay dearly for it, in order to restore a sense of equal justice. He has made that clear. At least I see it clearly.

      What good would it do him to hit McCabe for the same types of crimes that the Trump folks were hit with when he is still working on something far bigger? I think what we see right now is very frustrating as we all would love to see McCabe behind bars. But I also think that the overall arc of what we see is encouraging. Barr will be a hero when this is done. When the chips are down- he is with Trump. He is only fixing the optics at the moment.
      We have been watching corrupt people in action for so long that we don’t trust anyone.
      The deep state actually is deep and this is a big, big problem to wade through. Patience is needed.

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      • gregc77 says:

        Somewhat along the same lines, I watched John Solomon closely while Lou Dobbs was interviewing him last night. Lou was apoplectic about the way things look and Solomon, who I think has been one of the better inside sources on all of this, was injecting more caution than commiseration with Dobbs’ frustration. His facial and vocal expression suggested to me that he might think or know something else is up, and he seemed basically to be saying that it’s not over until it’s over.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        I learned something new yesterday about FISA Spying. Skip the two hop rule, thats for rubes. If you and another person simply mention the name of a person who is under investigation, you too can be spied upon.

        So, if you are the compliant media, you start a rumor about that person, everyone is talking about it and wha-la the door is wide open.

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      • willyeye says:

        I think that Rosenstein was not necessarily someone that Trump trusted. In Trump’s eyes, I think Rod was just the lesser of 5 evils. And I disagree about Rod; I think he was in on it from the beginning. He’s just more sly than the rest and tried playing both sides of the fence to cover his own ass, just in case it all fell apart.

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      • cjzak says:

        Why not get McCabe for every single thing he did no matter how large or small? Make it a complete package and indict him on every traitorous act he committed. I’m tired of saying well this is just a minor infraction so let it go and get them of the big stuff. Problem is, the big stuff never shows up on any arrest record.

        I have no confidence it will this time either and McCabe sure isn’t worried either. He’s out there playing victim on all the msm shows. Probably scheduled for the Sunday line-up too.

        Gaaah, I’m sick of the whole thing and it’s apparent impossibility of it changing, ever, in our favor.

        I’m an extreme Eeyore today on this, sorry.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      That’s one of the reasons I didn’t get all crazy about the announcement yesterday. I truly believed that there are much bigger charges coming down the road for the treasonous liar & leaker McCabe.

      Let him, his family, and his cabal get complacent. Loose lips sink ships.

      Some like to call it the 24-Hour Rule. Wait at least 24 hours before you get all outrages over whatever they want you to be outraged about today.

      Or, don’t send that email tonight. Sleep on it. Tomorrow things may look vastly different.

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    • Orbanista says:

      Me too. Thanks. (It shows up on Safari, but not on Firefox for me.)

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      Lying has a relative short SOL, and short jail time. Conspiracy runs till the last act is complete, and then SOL starts!! So virtually everyone in the conspiracy against Trump the SOL has not even started!!

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  11. This has nothing to do with this thread, but I just saw Bloomberg considering Hitlery as running mate. If true, I call dibs on his life insurance policy.

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  12. Tl Howard says:

    Is it possible Barr is protecting his one, huge, “Yes, there was a conspiracy” witness? Yeah, maybe I’ve watched too much tv, but if RR was flipped and the others know it, he could be a dead man.

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  13. In the “War of the Insane Left” (my term), against America, Barr is colluding with the enemy. He is, in fact, acting like Vindman, Comey, McCabe, etc.: He doesn’t need no stinking President. (I am currently still amazed that he should say openly — and without addressing the controversy — that he was pleased with Roger Stone’s conviction).

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  14. Nigella says:

    Not a word on McCabe from the President…Hope he hasn’t been silenced by Barr

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    • johneb18 says:

      Earlier today:

      Donald J. Trump
      @realDonaldTrump
      IG report on Andrew McCabe: Misled Investigators over roll in news media disclosure…Lacked Candor (Lied) on four separate occasions…Authotized Media Leaks to advance personal interests…IG RECOMMENDED MCCABE’S FIRING. @FoxNews
      @IngrahamAngle
      9:39 AM · Feb 15, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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  15. As a Man Thinkth says:

    Repsort…I agree, justice is all about ” the here and now based on reality and facts” it is the filling that satisfies the hunger for truth…millions of fellow Americans are starving…starving for truth and fath in our government…What good are the Trillions of taxpayer dollars spent on military hardware when we see the overthrow of our government by a small group of insulated non elected officials…To turn a blind eye towards this ongoing coup is only to ignore the will of the people and turn JUSTICE into a never ending POLITICAL GAME…

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  16. VIPANON says:

    There was a deal made. Rod was needed to end the Mueller investigation. Don’t you remember him standing behind Barr at the press conference expressionless? They cut a deal with him that he would not be implicated as long as Rod did the right thing and got behind Barr. They would not implicate him, and he had to stand behind Barr in regards to Meuller and soon after he would resign. I thought that was obvious.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      And my favorite part, Barr also made him go through the Mueller report with him and determine that President TRUMP was EXONERATED, because Mueller and team refused to report that.

      Mueller was supposed to have provided a Summary, as every good Special Counsel would, but he refused to do it. So Barr made Rosie help clear the President of all wrongdoing along with his campaign and administration. There was NO COLLUSION.

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    • That was my take too, except Rod looked stressed, as if his cojones were in a vise.

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    • California Joe says:

      Exactly! McCabe would have taken down Rosenstein with him and probably a lot more people too!

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    • Komrade Retslag says:

      Rod Rosenstein is not out of the legal woods. Sharyl Attkinsson is suing Rod Rosenstein, who led a multi-agency federal task force that illegally surveilled her and other U.S. journalists between 2011 and 2013.

      Civil lawsuits against deep staters may be the only way to get justice, as apparently it may not happen with AG Barr’s DOJ/FBI.

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  17. WhiteBoard says:

    Sundance starting the eye opening series with the Justification Memo. where everyone says their acts were in honor and the result of investigating possible collusion between Trump and Russia.

    the focus point was to look at the predicate to destroy them hiding behind the Justification Memo.

    its possible some useful idiots assisted along the way. who was duped and who duped by the RUSSIA RUSSIA is coming narrative, which aided people into superman mode to stop a russian USA president.

    its so complicated to find out people’s intentions that as Sundance said, the only way to resolve this is the predicate ( removes Rosenstein saying i wore the wire cause i thought…; etc).

    Once you get the predicate , you can crawl forward to identify the hostile and non-hostile actors in this coup.

    Who in the coup was shielded from the Jan 2017 info that the russia narative was blown by interview of the rusisan sub source? Rosenstein knew? ( if not, then he was duper superhero)…

    *************

    Sundance or contributors reading – Could you do a refresher article on the jan 2017 interview of the subsource and WHO Would have been briefed following it (AKA in the know) *************

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    • WRB says:

      From the executive summary of the IG report, we should start with everybody on Crossfire Hurricane, and try to “climb the ladder”:

      The fact that the Primary Sub-source’s account contradicted key assertions attributed to his/her own sub-sources in Steele’s Reports 94, 95, and 102 should have generated significant discussions between the Crossfire Hurricane team and OI [*NSD’s Office of Intelligence ] prior to submitting the next FISA renewal application.

      *National Security Division is part of the Dept of Justice, and outside of the FBI.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        hey WRB I’m going to post this in a more recent articel – but just wanted to place it here if you have message received board

        page 7 of the OIG crossfire hurricane report

        https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf

        Sensitive Investigative Matter Designation

        “++++The Crossfire Hurricane investigation was properly designated as a “sensitive investigative matter,” or SI M, by t he FBI because it involved t he activities of a domestic political organization or individuals prominent in such an organization. The DIOG requires that SIMs be reviewed in advance by the FBI Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and approved by t he appropriate FBI Headquarters operational section chief, and that an “appropriate [National Security Division] official” receive notification after the case has been opened. +++++”

        James Baker – General Counsel

        Bill Prisestap – FBI HQ

        appropriate national security division official (OI) – ?????????????????? Coats?

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  18. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • willyeye says:

      Barr can’t come out and disclose ongoing investigations that are still targeting McCabe et al. It’s better to let McCabe feel like he’s now safe given that McCabe and dozens of other coup plotters are all being surveilled. I’m sure Durham sees every email and text message these people send to each other, and all of it will become evidence against them at some point. Most likely they are letting these crimes go as they will be used as evidence for far bigger crimes. Dropping these “charges” could also make the enemy contemplate the thought that Barr is “against” Trump. And Barr has to also give the appearance that he is not interfering with cases that were on the books before he became AG, at least for now. The Dems and the media give him far too much flack if he were to blatantly interfere with these Weissmann people. Weissmann said last night that these charges in this loser case were dropped because Barr is going after Comey, Brennan and McCabe for bigger crimes.

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  19. M W says:

    Here is a plausible scenario; The Brennan coup succeeded. Trump is decapitated. That is why no Indictments have been or will be handed down by Barr/Durham. Wray supposedly was there physically at the FBI Stone raid. Brennan, Comey and McCabe are publicly laughing in the Presidents face because they know Durhams REAL job is to fake an investigation and then clear the coup conspirators just before the Election. Is it still possible that Barr/Durham are legitimate Investigators and Law Enforcement Officers? Yes….Is it likely?, Not by any actions I have yet seen by them. Either McCabe cut an immunity deal to rat out the Brennan coup, or, Brennan has decapitated Trump….Everything I have seen indicates the latter. Why would McCabe (and Comey and Brennan) publicly ridicule the President and rub his nose in sh!t the day after McCabe made a plea deal?

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    • Julian says:

      But but but. I keep reading about how Durham absolutely destroyed Mueller in relation to Whitey Bulger just like Try Howdy destroyed Hillary Clinton in regards to Benghazi.

      Durham & Try and some of the biggest Heroes of the Republic for their Brave destructions of Deep State Swamp Rats like Hillary & Bobby!!

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  20. rex lesicka says:

    Rosenstein should have been “encouraged” to wear a wire, and everything he asked or said would then be suspect. Why weren’t the real conspirators ever subjected to their own suspicions.

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  21. dwpender says:

    Rosenstein testified to Congress in 2018 that he did not fully read the June 2017 FISA renewal Application he signed. Instead, he got a “briefing,” and he was adamant that the Application (at least as Republicans –entirely correctly — characterized it) was not as the briefer(s) had described it to him.

    DOJ has now taken the extraordinary and unprecedented step of acknowledging in writing to the FISA Court that this renewal (as well as the prior one) was insufficiently predicated and illegal.

    RR will be testifying AGAINST his briefer(s). Who were they? On the FBI side, likely McCabe and Baker (perhaps further downstream such as Strrozk). On the “DOJ” side, not likely DOJ-NSD anymore because SC now running the show. Probably Boente, plus someone from Mueller’s operation. (Any sort of detailed briefing would be WAY beyond Mueller’s competence and role.) Who then? Who at DOJ, despite NO position in DOJ-NSD had been coordinating with Ohr et al “outside channels” on the coup from the fall of 2016 on? Just MHO.

    Durham is much more important than Barr at this point. Barr will NOT overrule any recommendation Durham makes about indictments. This isn’t over yet folks.

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    • M W says:

      Yes, Durham is coming. And he is following exactly in Hubers footsteps. Remember Huber? Looks to me like Brennan Decapitated the President… That’s why Brennan, Comey, McCabe are publicly rubbing Trumps nose in the dirt now. They KNOW they won. And Soros’s newly installed States, Secretaries of State and DA’s will certify Bloombergs Election theft in November through massive fraud and the Dictatorship is on.

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  22. gsonFIT says:

    I have briefly read this post and have contextual comments. Tash Gauhar was making $185K as a Jr. DOJ attorney which is about 10k more than most. This was the case even though she was junior to many of the people you read about her interacting with in any case notes. I say Junior but I mean compared to the 7th floor principals she was working with. Her Job was compiling FISA filings which kicked off the FBI involvement in Russiagate. She was the DOJ FISA attorney why is she taking notes in above meeting?

    There is a transcript where Louie Gohmert calls her McMaster’s assistant and implies she is a spy working in the open in the WH undermining PDJT. You cannot find a picture of this women on the internet or any information/bio.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      One other thing re special counsel. I never understood why anyone in the entire world much less Washington D.C. thought that McCabe and company couldn’t carry on an investigation into Russian interference after James Comey was fired. This is the best investigation/police group in the world and it cannot continue if James Comey isn’t around?

      McCabe make himself out to be incompetent when he makes this claim

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    • mnlakes says:

      Here’s what Conservapedia says about her:

      Tashina “Tash” Gauhar, also goes by Tanisha Guahar, is the Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) in the Department of Justice National Security Division (NSD). Gauhar is a FISA lawyer.

      In 2006 the Washington Post reported that the
      “Office of Intelligence Policy and Review handled applications for secret surveillance warrants in intelligence investigations.

      “We were separate in almost every way,” said George Z. Toscas, who is the deputy assistant attorney general over counterterrorism and counterespionage.

      The new division, launched on Sept. 26, 2006, was designed to change that. Intelligence lawyers and criminal prosecutors now work together when a threat is identified – in partnership with U.S. attorneys’ offices and the FBI – in what are considered broad national security investigations. Toscas and Tashina Gauhar, the deputy assistant attorney general for intelligence, have offices next to each other and say they are in constant communication. The division is the liaison between Justice Department headquarters and the intelligence community.”[2]
      The team of Toscas and Gauhar, under President Obama, took revisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and processes enabled by the Patriot Act,[3] – intended to target al-Qaeda – and applied them to a Republican presidential candidate, labelling the candidate and his organization a “threat to national security”.

      Gauhar appears in Strzok texts as “Tash”.

      https://www.conservapedia.com/Tashina_Gauhar

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  23. AnotherView says:

    Sundance, you’ve really given me a lot to think over with this one. I’m still re-reading and digesting.

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  24. rjones99 says:

    Well, if there are no indictments of the conspiracy members, at least we’ll have more insight into why the head of DOJ took no precautionary measures to ensure the safety of Epstein.

    If, after all we know, this ends with these corrupt bastards not sitting jail, the destruction of our country will be complete. Anyone with sense will be disabused of any belief in our founding ideals, without which we are precisely nothing. May as well turn it all over to Bernie, where hopefully all the people responsible for ruining the country will be ruined also.

    I have no faith that if justice is not done here and all the corrupt fully held to account, Donald Trump can lead us anywhere worth going. Of what value is a country run by crooks, thieves and liars?

    Right now, today, on the path we’re headed, with people like Gowdy and McCarthy preparing everyone for a mammoth stick up the rear end, and with fake concern theater being prepared by Graham, I see very little left worth caring about and I see zero reason to go vote for anyone, including Trump.

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    • cplogics says:

      “I see very little left worth caring about and I see zero reason to go vote for anyone, including Trump.”

      rjones99, beyond running on the economy, healthcare, infrastructure, how can the President run on “draining the swamp” again?

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    • MustangBlues says:

      rjones concludes: ”’I see very little left worth caring about and I see zero reason to go vote for anyone, including Trump.”

      Alas, Mr. Deep thinker: Taking all the tidbits and dribbles of partial information, weave them into a negative mindset, repeat them to yourself over and over, enter depressive state, and tell all others your conclusion, for what reason??? For cohorts for your suicide watch???

      Get help, you are losing it.

      Anyone who decides all these shenanigans by the ivy league elites running the government are reasons to NOT VOTE for President Trump, are barking up the wrong treehouse.

      Vote MAGA KAG Always!! That is the ONLY chance for we the commoners to salvage America The Great.

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  25. M W says:

    A legitimate question; Since McCabe was fired for repeatedly lying to Federal Investigation Agents, of which there is ample video and transcript proof and an admission that he did it, but he was NOT prosecuted for that, does McCabe have the right to be reinstated with full back pay, resumption of his Pension, a damage settlement for unjustly being fired and an apology? Now tell me Bill Barr and Durham are not protecting their Deep State brethren.

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    • dwpender says:

      Proving a crime beyond a reasonable doubt, where the defendant enjoys all sorts of special protections like the 5th, is one thing.

      Proving reasonable grounds for an employment and benefits termination by a preponderance of the evidence in a civil setting in something altogether different.

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    • Chiefco says:

      Thats a good Question as I also think the ultimate slap in the face would be reinstatement.

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    • Chiefco says:

      FBI has a union. I always wondered why there are unions in the Federal Government and VA. The are Left leaning as well.

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    • mnlakes says:

      My understanding is that the DOJ declined to prosecute and closed the case. He wasn’t cleared of wrongdoing. If he were to push the issue I’m sure he would lose since we have his confession.

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  26. Moe Grimm says:

    Anyone think Barrdurham will produce indictments? I don’t. The other day Barr states his job is being “made difficult….”. HIS job, but of course nothing about what PDT’s family has lived, Melania slandered and profaned. Barron will become a “pedophile” and that he should be “raped” when locked up ad infinitum. This bastard McCabe is too whining about what HIS family has had to “endure”. The arrogance is still stunning no matter how often I encounter it. I don’t think this Barr has a clue as to what’s before him – regardless of who is in the WH. If his job is “difficult” it’s because of his broken 3 letter “agency”, and fully, his responsibility to run and clean it up – IF possible at this point. Hell, much of what constitutes exculp evidence has already been done for him and Durham via .guv info thus far relaesed such as above and much more including released by his own “agency”. By Tommy Fitton, Jay Sek, and others including Sundance here. Those of you who receive the monthly issues of Judicial Watch’s “The Verdict” also know there’s lots of FOIA’s being filed let alone pending. Even worse? It seems a huge swath of this “electorate” remains with their heads up their asses on all of it.

    As Claire Wolfe stated in 1999 (1999) https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Shoot-Bastards-Yet-Salvage/dp/1559501898: “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” I say we’re damn close.

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  27. Miller says:

    In my opinion. Barr and Durham are going to drag this out until we hit the 6 months before the election and then say that no indictments or announcements will be made until after the election so as to not be looking like they’re influencing the election. In the meantime the uniparty and corrupt media will be doing everything possible to defeat him.

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  28. I am confused. Maybe I should ask Boente what’s going on. I bet he knows EVERYTHING.

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  29. Jade says:

    Does anyone know who recommended Barr to Trump?

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  30. Garavaglia says:

    What Barr is saying is that trump providing sunlight on him makes uncomfortable. That pesky 2nd amendment again. Don’t want Trump getting us too riled up..you know.

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  31. paintbrushsage says:

    The one thing POTUS can thank Jeff Sessions for is asking the IG to investigate the FISA abuse, not department lawyers. I don’t imagine Rosenstein was too pleased with that decision.

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    • paintbrushsage says:

      Although credit should really go to Nunes (memo) and McGahn (cover) for releasing it unredacted (declassified) at the President’s order.

      Department lawyers:

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  32. Raised on Reagan says:

    The depth of the corruption is sickening.
    Praying for our nation and our President.

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  33. margarite1 says:

    We’ve already seen the examples of justice in the USA – Hillary, Lois Lerner, etc etc. There was more than enough time and evidence to prosecute those two. I was hoping that McCabe’s outright lying and targeting of his “enemies”, Trump and Flynn, would cost him but there he was on the radio saying how awful this has been for him and his family and he’s so happy it’s finally over.

    I no longer hope for the bigger prosecution. If it comes great but seems sort of silly now to expect justice out of the Department of Justice. Even our valiant President Trump can’t break through that wall.

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  34. Pew-Anon says:

    This begs the question: Is there any reason why RR is being protected over and above the general reason that he is a fellow swampling? Is RR specifically pivotal in this scenario for reasons not yet known which require exceptional protection measures, or is this just a case of the swamp looking out for all of its own?

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  35. NJF says:

    “If you think they’re going to give you your country back without a fight, you’re sadly mistaken.” Steve Bannon.

    Also Larry Schweikart has repeatedly said “you can have trumps agenda or we can have indictments, we’re not gonna get both.”

    Both appear to be correct.

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  36. beth02 says:

    We have to admit that there are a lot of moving parts and pieces with regard to the cabal of swamp creatures involved in this hoax. So it’s impossible to be certain how all the motivations play out without testimony that is specific and directed. I hope Durham is getting that but it sure doesn’t seem like it – as we’ve not heard about him interviewing the real players.
    After reading the McCabe memo, I’m not convinced that RR was “in on the plot”. I’m left wondering if he’s a stooge. In my own personal experience with coups, criminals, the law, I’ve come to learn that these things only work because the plotters surround themselves with “stupid” people who don’t question the craziness. That’s my current read on RR. He buys into all this and they steer him toward their goal. He clearly doesn’t exercise any independent judgement or analysis. It’s possible Barr is trying to protect RR – but I wonder if it’s because he sees RR as the idiot who allowed these guys to escalate.
    On the other hand, I can’t imagine that the DOJ would advance an idiot all the way up to RR’s level. You would think to get this high in the DOJ, you’d have to be pretty smart. So maybe he’s a diabolical genius like the rest of them.

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  37. Dantés says:

    Our only hope is that the rank and file Democrats and the lower members of congress realize that after they do this to the President and get away with it, anyone who crosses them is next. ANYONE!

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  38. Tom Hansen says:

    In my view when Barr gave Rosenstein and bagpipe send off, I believe Barr flipped Rosenstein to give him everything he knew about the coup, cast of participants, time lines, everything since Rosenstein was central to the whole thing. Barr gave Rosenstein immunity for his information that allowed Barr and Durham to open a criminal investigation.

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  39. mugzey302 says:

    Identify every person listed as Senior Executive Service and you have the overriding cabal within the bureaucracy that controls, using the FBI and CIA as mob-style enforcers. THAT is the organization to be destroyed it we are going to be successful in righting the ship.

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  40. willyeye says:

    Sundance, is it at all possible that Barr is redacting things that are part of Durham’s ongoing investigation? Aren’t there rules that would disqualify some evidence if Barr were to release it to the public before charges are filed? I thought it’s his duty to keep some of this stuff quiet?

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  41. Debra says:

    What I believe we need to not lose sight of:

    This is NOT an ‘us v. them’ scenario. ‘Them’ is not a singular entity — meaning that there is more than one faction of ‘enemy’ that our VSGPDJT has impugning him.

    While these various factions may appear to have the same goal, the means and modes and manner to which they are trying to accomplish this goal differ according to the players, motives, desire to protect the ‘status quo’.

    I see at least three factions of Democrats, all with varying reasons, and opportunity, trying to end this presidency; some may be aligned with media sycophants, others within their ‘select’ committees are aligned with RINOS, some are protecting Obama, while some are furious with him for not facilitating an HRC win.

    With so many duplicitous, forked tongue, slimy, slinking snakes in the grass, BE AMAZED at how deftly our president flicks them aside, charms them into a mesmerizing lull, or goads them into showing their fangs.

    Yes, it is a show. And PDJT knows how to tell the tale . . .

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  42. FatManHandSyndrome says:

    Are we all clear yet that Barr is in on it, or does the hopium still taste good?

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  43. Brutalus says:

    Well, one silver lining about the events of the past week, whether 4D chess or not, it sure shut the hell up Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff about Barr being Trump’s puppet, Barr needing to removed, and Trump being impeached for yet another obstruction of justice claim regarding Stone…and while their silence is undoubtedly short-lived…I, for one, am eternally grateful for even a brief respite from having to listen to these “people”

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    • Brickman45 says:

      This right here. It’s amazing when Trump and team are playing the enemies for fools most of his supporters are tricked as well. I’ve been on this blog long enough to see everyone blowing with the wind. I prefer the wait and see approach. No one is talking about Iran anymore 😉

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      Hey, Trump can’t Obstruct Justice as he has the absolute right to Pardon!!!!

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      • Brutalus says:

        I meant Democrat fever swamp “claims” of Obstruction of Justice (like in the Mueller probe) not obvious Constitutional reality

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  44. Clara says:

    It would be great if Sundance or one of the other really smart people here could put together a comprehensive list of all the “decline to prosecute” decisions that have come out of the DOJ in the past several years, following referrals for criminal wrongdoing of DOJ and FBI employees. I’ll hazard a guess that there are dozens upon dozens of such decisions. Having them all in one place would reveal, for all to see, an agency that is entirely incapable of policing itself.

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  45. kleen says:

    I wonder if the sources giving info to Sarah Carter, Joe DiGenova, Solomon, Hannity etc were being investigated for leaks and that’s why they go so many things wrong. Like predictions… “we are hearing McCabe indictment is imminent.” you know all the promises that never happen.

    I wonder if the deep state wanted to find out who their source is and that was a trap?

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  46. atomichillbilly says:

    Smells like fish to me.

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  47. atomichillbilly says:

    Smells like fish to me.

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  48. sdogood says:

    Well, I know very little, but I do remember the press conference that Trump had with Rosenstein standing behind him (perfectly placed for the camera). Rosenstein looked like a frightened deer in the headlights about ready to vomit. I think Trump orchestrated that little show. Quite entertaining.

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  49. Magabear says:

    One thing that seems odd is that it was Ms. Liu who recommended that McCabe be prosecuted, but as soon as she was out of the picture due to PDJT pulling her nomination and her subsequent resignation, the DOJ announces that they will not pursue charges against McCabe.

    Maybe just a coincidence or timing issue. I dunno anymore.

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  50. Bubby says:

    AG Barr has taken some serious hits on this blog the last several days and deservedly so. Is Joe diGenova still singing the virtues of having Barr as AG, still praising him and how he will get to the bottom of the corruption?

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    • kleen says:

      I remember when I was deceived by Romney for President and also Judge Napolitano as a Tea Party Darling… oh, and Bolton… Boy Trump has exposed the crooks. They just can’t hide it anymore. Typical leftists, they get triggered and lose their minds.

      Looking back, the Republican Party is infiltrated by many Democrat plants. No wonder we are where we are. Some of us can figure out who they are, most Republicans can’t. They will be voting for Lindsey Graham AGAIN… WTF! The biggest Democrat plant we have right now.

      We were all deceived. Perhaps Joe DiGenova fell for Barr like we did at first… and Sessions… and many others.

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