A Possible Inflection Point – ODNI Ric Grenell…

President Trump appointed Richard “Ric” Grenell to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the surprise appointment begins immediately.  Within minutes the media intelligence apparatus displayed apoplexy at the announcement.

All of the right administrative state interests are visibly triggered by the appointment; and it appears this could be a key turning point in President Trump’s push-back against the permanent intelligence apparatus that has targeted his administration for three years.

It does not seem accidental the appointment of Ric Grenell as Acting DNI comes after AG Bill Barr publicly displayed his weakness in managing the DOJ and FBI.  When the U.S. Attorney General chooses to complain about POTUS tweets making it “impossible to do his job” via public statements, the underlying message is an AG unwilling to do his job.

The challenge for the Office of the Presidency has been executive leadership unwilling to confront visible corruption within the DOJ, FBI and Intelligence Community (IC).

Failed executive leadership includes Jeff Sessions (DOJ), Rod Rosenstein (DOJ), Chris Wray (FBI), David Bowditch (FBI), Dana Boente (FBI), Michael Horowitz (OIG) Mike Pompeo (CIA), Gina Haspel (CIA), Michael Atkinson (DOJ-NSD/ICIG), Matt Whitaker (DOJ), Dan Coats (DNI), Rex Tillerson (DoS), James Mattis (DoD), the list is long.

The evidence of ongoing efforts to undermine the presidency have surfaced in everything from the FBI not addressing rampant politicization, to an Intelligence Community Inspector General (Michael Atkinson) willing to facilitate an impeachment effort.

Further evidence of continued institutional politics is visible within the dynamics at Main Justice, and internal issues around the Roger Stone prosecution and politicized sentencing recommendation. Despite grand prose, and looking beyond words, AG Bill Barr has done little to impede ongoing corrupt endeavors within the DOJ and FBI.

He talks a good game, but actions speak louder than words.

The only corrective action taken by Bill Barr has been when a corrupt DOJ issue is so well known and unavoidable that covering up the issue is no longer an option (Liu). Despite requesting, and receiving, unprecedented executive authority to review all intelligence information and agencies (May 2019), no corrective action is visible; and, as noted in the example of the ICIG impeachment effort, the corrupt systems continue unabated.

There has been an IG report on FBI conduct showing evidence of DOJ/FBI politics in the Clinton investigation (Mid Year Exam).  That report showcased members of the FBI taking gifts in exchange for media leaks; yet those leaks continue – nothing done.

There has been a scathing IG report on the action of Andrew McCabe highlighting instances of lies under oath to investigators; again – no consequences.

There has been an IG report on James Comey mishandling of classified information and illegal leaks to the media; again – nothing done.   There was a separate break-out report on Comey’s creation and political use of his office and written memos stored in secret files in his home. As outlined during visits by FBI agents the FBI Director kept the memos hidden and never informed the investigators. Result: nothing done.

There has been an OIG report on FISA abuses, which overlaps all four prior DOJ-IG investigations since January 2017.  That report showed the construction of specific false documentation to achieve a political agenda and illegal surveillance warrants by lawyers within the FBI…. The result, the OIG says with straight face they cannot determine if political bias was part of the motivation or decision-making; ergo, nothing done. [Yet]

It does not seem accidental executive leaders at the DOJ and FBI claim no evidence of political bias exists, while simultaneously the DOJ, FBI and IC refuse to unredact, declassify or release documents where evidence of political bias would exist.

The Office of the President has been under investigative assault for more than three years from the same highly political agencies hiding evidence of their bias. The same institutions accusing the President of abusing power, are the exact same institutions abusing power.

Worse still, the OIG FISA report is a great example of AG Barr reviewing in advance information within a report; and yet the report itself is fraught with contradictions, irreconcilable claims, examples of non-corrected abuses and was even modified after publication to remove evidence damaging to the institutions and participants.

With all of this in mind it is no surprise to see President Trump tweeting a little frustration when contrasted against another blind Attorney General praising current DOJ and FBI officials; who have done nothing, except talk, while stacks of IG reports containing evidence of corruption -from 3 years of investigation- sits on office shelves gathering dust.

Knowing an alignment of Legislative Branch and Executive Branch politicians and officials continue to work toward his removal; and understanding the same institutions that need to approve of nominations of executive officers, ex. the Senate Intelligence Committee, are the very same institutions participating in the ongoing removal effort; the dynamic of the Deep State protecting itself is very real.

The legislative branch has created an internal system of checks and balances where their oversight gets to check, approve or deny, anyone who would be a threat to their power.  It really is a remarkable constitutional breakdown within the framework of government.

This is the accurate backdrop to consider President Trump appointing Ric Grenell to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  However, this appointee will now have the full and focused attention of the SSCI and Intelligence Community, the Eye of Sauron.

Those who trade the currency of power within the institutions of the deep administrative state will align in common cause against DNI Ric Grenell in the same manner they are aligned against President Donald J Trump.

Government officials, politicians, beltway media, dark money corporations, DC lobbyists, DC activists, political networks like FusionGPS and a host of intelligence community allies will immediately engage in a series of political attacks due to the risk Grenell represents.

There is no boundary to the weaponry they will deploy.  There is no upper or lower limit to the lies the resistance can/will create. The DC Orcs will attack this DNI relentlessly.

History may likely identify Grenell as the first President Trump appointment who did not come from the controlled files of those around the oval office selection processes.

When CTH first used the term “Big Ugly” in 2016, it was written from the context of outsider Trump eventually having to take on the UniParty establishment, that includes both Democrats and Republicans.  When the institutions of DC power are threatened, pretenses of political parties are dropped.  Institutional preservation becomes paramount because all downstream indulgence is connected to the same trough of power.

Washington DC is a business enterprise; not a currently functioning government.

There are trillions at stake.

 warner and burr

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778 Responses to A Possible Inflection Point – ODNI Ric Grenell…

  1. sundance says:

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    • MIKE says:

      Seems she is becoming quite an asset.
      New Yorkers, what’s up with her voting record?

      Liked by 9 people

    • Pa Hermit says:

      Ms. Elise Stefanik, appears to have seen the light and continues in a Conservative vein. She has wavered before but now seems to be much more consistent!

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    • sysconfig says:

      I guess Barr and Mueller will have some catching up to do in Sunday school..those catechism classes can be tough..Ms. Coates will be in Energy where Rick Perry was. She’s a sharp Art PHD and maybe she can do some creative things . Ric will be great at
      ODNI..wasn’t that where the other James Baker worked his mischief on Trump. Not sure but I read even the people inside did not like him. Might be different this time with Ric.Certainly a turning point..

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    • Deplorable Incisor says:

      Sundance,

      Real question. Could this be the start of Donald Trump turning the tables on the IC and using the same weapons they have employed against him for almost 5 years now?
      I’ve wondered several times, if Trump has access to the same weapons that are being employed against him, why doesn’t he use them? All he really needs is a few patriots in the IC and there has to be a few (hopefully).
      It may not be 100% ethical but we are talking about the salvation of our Republic. You win a war with the tools at hand.

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  2. Moe Grimm says:

    The marxists current beef is that Grennell “has no intelligence experience”. In this environment this to me is a perfect qualification among many others Grenell has. I’ve seen him interviewed several times and read even more about him. Seems like a standup guy. More yet, no wonder U.S. intel is a shambles. Seventeen (17) “agencies” are doing what they taken in sum were designed to do – Fail. Speculation on my part, but I’m betting the recent efforts to dispatch the last two haji’s, Baghdadi then Soleimani, were carried out with the close operational input of Mossad for the coordinates the satellites used to guide SOCOM and later that drone.

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  3. I miss Sarah…. Don’t cha know….
    Her and Sidney could clean up this mess and be having tea by next Friday….

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  4. Does Brennan still have a security clearance?

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    • Issy says:

      If the box says Posting Comment it will eventually show up, not always immediately. The page will not come back to the exact place you posted anyway. Word Press is squirrely.

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  5. Does Brennan still have a security clearance?

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  6. Does Brennan still have a security clearance?

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  7. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    LOVE A GUY THAT PUNCHES BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

    IT’S D-I-P-L-O-M-A-T…….NOT D-O-O-R-M-A-T.

    MAGA 2020…RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!

    Richard Grenell
    @RichardGrenell
    ·
    Feb 17
    You want a US that doesn’t pressure you to pay your NATO obligation, looks the other way when you buy too much Russian gas, doesn’t demand you take back your Nazi prison guard living in NYC, accepts your higher car tariffs and still sends 50,000 troops to your country.
    Quote Tweet

    Steffen Bockhahn
    @DerRostocker
    · Feb 17
    Replying to @RichardGrenell and @berlinliebich
    Mister Ambassador, you should know, that parlamentarians are free in mind and in decission. In old Europe we want it like that and we like diplomatic diplomats. It makes real and open minded conversation much easier. Regards!

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    • palafox says:

      “It makes real and open minded conversation much easier” when, like I am doing now, I don’t address your specific questions, and pretend just being civil to you is all that is required. Regards!
      — Steffan

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      • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

        “We Europeans prefer the old style diplomacy, you know, the kind that lead to 2 Worlds Wars and killed over 70 million people worldwide. Yankee go home till we need you again”
        –Steffan

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  8. TestName7 says:

    This is a really good write-up (imo).
    Sober and searing. DC gets off EZ.

    … would all secretly agree:
    The Joke is on US/you/me

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  9. HecklerDon says:

    If the shoe fits:

    If you have not even taken the time to listen to the complete interview of AG Barr, from which our beloved and honorable fake news media pulled and diced snippets to make the words appear to mean something totally different from the meaning of the comments when listened to in context, then you have no right to disparage our AG, at least on this basis. Anyone with any knowledge of the legal field, and more to the point, any common sense, can understand why it would put Barr in a terrible position when he has already set about to do something but a tweet goes out at 6:00 a.m., before he can even get to the office, saying essentially exactly what Barr is driving to the office to do that day (as an example).

    Don’t get me wrong, there is no bigger supporter of PDJT than myself, and I support him fully and completely down the line, until the end. I also think there may be some optics games going on with his relationship with Barr. But at the end of the day, everything I’ve ever heard Barr say sounds exceedingly reasonable and sophisticated. I will admit that words without deeds are meaningless, but that shoe won’t drop until we hear the outcome of Durham’s investigation and the totality of what will be done with regard to the FISA abuses.

    Meanwhile, just let President Trump do what he does best: be President Trump.

    Hold on to your britches folks. Rome wasn’t built in a day. I’ll admit I’m very frustrated, but you can rest on the fact, and you can take this to the bank, that President Trump is handling things as well as he possibly can, which is better than any living human on the face of this planet could handle them, and maybe better than all but about 5 humans in the entire history of the world. He was made for this project. Draining the Swamp.

    MAGA

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    • Anthony Caley says:

      EXACTLY……………………

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    • steph_gray says:

      You speak very rationally. And we should remember that sundance himself posted the article showing how that interview had been sliced and diced. The yellowstream media can never be trusted (which also means that Barr was not wise to go to there, unless it was actually a rope-a-dope – I still think that remains in the realm of possibility).

      With a huge dollup of luck, Grenell will help the situation move the right way.

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      • Dutchman says:

        We already KNOW what the results of the “Durham investigation” are going to be; a “report”.
        Prosecutors don’t issue reports, they issue either indictments or decination memos. However, a big, complicated case, such as this is, could not be covered in a memo, it would HAVE to be a REPORT.

        Hence, those holding their brrath for something monumentally significant from Durham, as in indictments and perp walks, are believing that Lucy is REALLY going to hold the football, this time.

        And, it is my recollection that the first one to suggest “Durham REPORT”, was PDJT. He knows not to fall victim to wishful thinking, knew that since Barr eas being pushed on him by Bush, with Confirmation guaranteed by McConnell, that Barr WAS NOT going to pursue prosecuting the coupists.

        And telegraphed that, by introducing “Durham REPORT” into the dialogue.

        Bringing Grinell in as acting DNI is an escalation, in PDJT’s ongoing war with McConnell, lets see where it goes.

        But Durham is a waste of time.

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        • HecklerDon says:

          There is no doubt you are entitled to your opinion. And you may prove correct. But let’s be clear: If President Trump does not accomplish ANYTHING other than running these folks out of the justice system, and he’s doing a fantastic job of that, piece by piece, along with getting reelected, taking the economy to new heights, building the wall, and overseeing 250 lifelong federal judge appointments (including 3 supremes before it’s over, if he’s reelected), then his administration will have saved our nation as it has been founded and as we’ve all known it for our entire lives. It will have been a grand slam, and I’d argue the most impressive job by any president in the history of our country, with George Washington being the only potential competition for that honor.

          Having said that, you clearly are frustrated. But you also do not know with anything remotely resembling any kind of certainty. The President JUST GOT OUT FROM UNDER the Mueller probe and the impeachment effort. There will be plenty more battles to fight, but these were two incredibly paralyzing events that frankly cannot be recreated, ever, no matter how hard the leftists try. They’ve run themselves out of rope with the American people, so to speak…and practically destroyed their party for the 2020 election in the process.

          Bill Durham is not a waste of time. And as bad as we hate it, any criminal proceeding must be a slam dunk. You may think it’s a slam dunk, but I guarantee you have zero experience as a federal prosecutor. These are complicated issues primarily because the leftist traitors did such a sophisticated job at setting this up. It seems easy for us armchair QB’s to understand now that SD and the rest have unravelled a lot of it. But that still doesn’t automatically mean there is a clear enough case to put people in jail.

          Roger Stone will not spend much if any time behind bars.

          Paul Manafort, and I hate to say this, committed crimes for which punishment is just. Solitary? No way, but he did reach out to a witness, which was incredibly stupid and no joking matter. Would he have been prosecuted if he had not been part of Team Trump? No, but the fact remains that he still committed crimes that carry significant consequences.

          Just look at the revolving door right now with these pieces of filth running home to their mammies. It’s great just seeing them leave, to start with. And if you haven’t learned anything about PDJT by now, you should have learned that he is a master tactician and strategist, so if you think he doesn’t have a steady stream of events lined up for the next year and a half, you have another thing coming.

          The negativity is just really miserable to hear. We need to be getting loud in society about what a clown show the left is and how we need to get back to traditional, conservative American values. But getting loud about putting people in jail when we have a prosecutor from outside the beltway looking at it, a bulldog by all accounts, is just misguided IMHO. Instead, we need to getting down on our needs and thanking God that he has touched PDJT with his providential hand such that he has saved our democracy, that the Mueller gang utterly failed, and that the RINOS didn’t have the chance to turn on the President in the impeachment proceedings…as they surely would have loved to do if they thought the American people would have accepted it without a civil war.

          Have you a Weller whisky drink, neat, and chill. Get your popcorn out. We are on the good side of things. Go check your 401k or something.

          But certainly we must keep a vigilant eye, always, and that will be the case for the rest of our lives after this turning point in American politics.

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          • Dutchman says:

            I agree with everything you say, about PDJT. I also WELL understand how difficult ANY prosecution is, if the prosecutor and LE play it “by the book”.
            The system is deliberately, intentionally stacked, or weighted in favor of the DEFENDANT.

            THATS the way our system is set up; burden of proof, reasonable doubt, admissable evidence, right to council are all things which benefit the DEFENDANT, and make it harder for the prosecutor.
            Having been the defendant, and representing myself, I KNOW this.
            I would rather take the defence side, than the prosecutor, any day.
            I actually am not at all “pessimistic” about the future.
            I am just pessimistic about any prosecutions for the coup, coming from Barr/Durham.

            That doesn’t mean I don’t trust PDJT, it just means I don’t trust McConnell as far,as I can through my 10 ton truck.

            I firmly believe McConnell and the Republicons were IN on the coup, from day one, and are continueing to support the coverup, and undermine PDJT in every way they can, while giving outward appearances to the contrary.

            The MSM have been exposed, discredited and so have lost influence.

            The Dems have been exposed, discredited, and so have lost influence.

            And influence is POWER.
            Now, the,Republicons in Congress need to be exposed, discredited and so lose influence (power).

            And its happening, every day.
            So, I am optimistic.

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    • So you agree then “Epstein killed himself” as Barr declared.

      Also, “FBI director Wray is doing an excellent job”?

      What RESULTS did AG Barr deliver?

      Roger Stone just got sentenced by a partisan judge and lead partisan juror.

      McCabe had more evidence than Stone and is not even indicted.

      The FBI AND DOJ are stonewalling every effort by Judicial Watch.

      You judge people by actions not by platitudes. Barr has not delivered in about one year of having the position.

      We already have enough evidence to lock away more than a dozen coup plotters for lying and leaking. That evidence is in the public domain.

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      • John Roberts says there are no Obama judges. Do you not believe Justice Roberts? Remember, he was appointed by our beloved bipartisan president George W. Bush!

        (For those who are too dumb to get this post, I will now introduce a sarcasm alert at this juncture… or check out the Babylon Bee for more objective coverage where educated journalists never seem to know what a sarcasm alert means or is, as our beloved former president Clinton and his lovely wife used to tell us about what the meaning of “is” is.)

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        • Good point!

          The #1 lesson I am trying to hammer is that the swamp people lie (just like Roberts in your example) and that we must learn the skill of detecting them. And we can’t do that by listening to them, because they often sound so good, or well, “they’re one of us”.

          The only thing is to look at actions and results. When you do, you realize that Barr is protecting the swamp 100% while allowing Trump supporters to be nailed to the wall with false evidence, hidden evidence, political judges and activist lead jurors.

          Look at actions and results, or you get fooled.

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        • WSB says:

          I just sent an email to Judge Howell about this very subject. Questioning Roberts, Jackson, FISC judges Contreras and Collyer, Tanya Chutkan, Sullivan…the list goes on.

          I expect to say nothing when the FIBs show up to my door.

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    • jrapdx says:

      Your comment makes sense—patience is a virtue. But as you say it comes down to Barr living up to his own word, which many people are expressing great doubt will ever happen.

      I suppose the key question is whether Pres Trump will lose patience. Perhaps not before the election, too much chance of triggering adverse reactions among media and Unipartisans. For sure the President wants to keep focus on the elections, his own reelection, keeping the Senate and retaking the House. Emptying the swamp can wait.

      But after November 3, all bets are off. Risks for swampists will assume new proportions, Grenell is just the start. Wholesale changing of the guard will commence, indictments will cascade down like an overflowing bathtub. Watch for it, nothing excites like a massive historic flood, so agonizing and messy yet cleansing at the same time.

      Could be Barr is now just a place-filler. He was useful for evicting Mueller last year. Perhaps that was the only task PT assigned him to accomplish. As often said we must wait to see what happens.

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      • babrightlight says:

        This statement makes a great assumption which is the key to it all—re-elect Trump AND a Repub House & Senate. The next step is not what Barr will or will not do, it’s what we the people will do. Without both Houses of Congress, Trump will still be fighting investigation after investigation. If we the people give Trump the victory in both Houses, he will drain the swamp. If Barr does nothing, he will be fired and replaced. Nunes, Jordan and others will begin investigations. We need enough Repub Senators so we don’t have to worry about the Romneys, Collins, etc. of the world. We need to retake the House to remove the Shiff going on there now. Nancy needs to go back to her scat-filled streets of San Francisco. It’s all up to us. Glad to see Sundance’s “Turning Point” showing up in other media reports: Dobbs and now in Red State: https://www.redstate.com/stu-in-sd/2020/02/20/a-key-turning-point-in-the-coup/

        Get out the vote. The Dems are foolishly choosing a socialist to lead them. We can annihilate them at the ballot box and the key is the downstream vote. This is like the elections leading up to 1860–civil war is in the air. However, there’s not a lame Buchanan in office; we have a warrior in Trump. This is one of those inflection points in history where the fate of our nation precipitously rests. Time for us to do our part.

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        • antiqueiron says:

          Merely having both Houses doesn’t mean he can drain the swamp. He already had that situation, & there was zero progress. It would seem that the situation has changed somewhat in that Trump’s support appears to have increased in congress. At least in public. I’m not ready to buy into that 100% yet, but for some issues, the support is greater than before. The Turtle wants conservative judges, but is blocking Trump on almost everything else. McConnell needs to go. Sooner rather than later.

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        • As a Man Thinkth says:

          Agree…however, while we the people are being distracted by impeachments, side show political trials, and Democrats spouting socialism policy…the voting districts are being restricted, voter rolls have yet to be purged, sanctuary cities are blooming with illegal voters and University cities are overrun and held hostage by foreign influence…other than that we are in great shape.

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        • jrapdx says:

          I concur wholeheartedly, I’ve said the same many times re: GOTV, support KAG candidates, put the energy into the local campaigns as required. Question is, will that happen? Indeed it’s all on us to show up and be counted.

          I’m certain Pres Trump will do what he can to inspire our efforts, but we have to be willing to be inspired, activated and tuned-in. For sure, we CAN do it, I hope and pray we the people have the guts to rise to the challenge and see justice done.

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    • Kenneth Ray Brown says:

      Try not to wet yourself.

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    • OlderAndWiser says:

      Well said.
      And might I add that cleaning out the NSC and CIA is not Barr’s job. Grenell will do that.
      FWIW, on the REALLY important issues facing the country (defense, terrorism, China threat, trade relations, economy, judges, etc.) the main characters have been absolutely helpful to the President. Mnuchin and the economic team, Lighthizer and the trade team, Pompeo, even Haspel and (I hate to say it) Wray on terrorism, Barr on shooting down Mueller (if not for Barr, Trump would have been impeached over the Mueller report on Obstruction of Justice and the RINOs would have gone with it) etc.
      Trump is NOT an idiot. He knows what is going on. And he shows absolute confidence in Barr. OK to be skeptical, not OK to be paranoid.

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    • cattastrophe says:

      President Trump tweets to let us and the world know what he thinks and what’s happening. If poor Mr. Barr can’t do his job effectively because of that let him find a different job. This is more to do about nothing than anyone needs to put up with especially the President. Actions do speak louder than words and when Barr’s actions fit the role he’s supposed to play I look forward to President Trump’s tweet saying so.

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    • fillemup01 says:

      I was willing to give Barr the benefit of the doubt, but not forever. Why does the DOJ and FBI stonewall every FOIA request? Why is Wray still in charge at the FBI? He was given the authority to declassify any information he wanted to, yet almost nothing! All I can see going on is the continuation of coverup, coverup, then cover that up! Why does Strozk still have access to the FBI headquarters? Why was McCabe let off the hook? Why is VanGrack still employed at DOJ? Why was Liu kept on for so long? Why is Ohr still employed at the DOJ? Why has Brennan, Crapper, Comey, Yates, et al, not been prosecuted for lying under oath? I realize Durham is probably still investigating their culpability in the FISA sham, but the perjury charges seem to be a slam dunk, already proven…just go to the video. The list goes on and on and I see nothing except the deep state continuing the coverup and protecting their own. God help us.

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    • David DeAtkine says:

      agreed. I get frustrated w people who want everything done on their own timeline. Trump is kicking ass and he knows more about where AG BARR’S head is than we do

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    • boomerbeth says:

      Really?
      You are exactly what the DEEP STATE wants on their side.
      Educate yourself, Dear.
      Then weep about your naïveté

      William Barr is an entirely different level of criminal, the antithesis of a “patriot” and the swampiest of swamp monsters.
      Trump won the presidency in 2016 on the power of the single mandate to “drain the swamp”, and Destroy the Deep State. Barr does not want the swamp to be drained. Barr only supports limited investigations and limited hangouts.
      The Justice Department has been ground zero in this war.
      “Robert Johnson”—is the Deep State swamp’s most loyal operators and protectors, and Barr is deeply connected and loyal to everyone and everything that Trump opposes.

      Barr and/or his Bush/CIA colleagues have baited the Trump team in order to place him in Trump’s administration as a Trojan Horse.

      If Trump thinks that he can control or leverage someone as dangerous as Barr, then Trump is taking the biggest risk of his presidency, and of his life.

      He is also placing the country and the world at risk.

      https://www.globalresearch.ca/ciabushiran-contra-covert-operative-fixer-william-barr-nominated-attorney-general/5662609

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  10. TomA says:

    With the exception of Devin Nunes and a handful of Republican Congressman/women, the president has virtually no one fighting along side him in his battle against the Deep State. The jury is still out on Bill Barr, as he has not entered the field of battle as yet, and it is not known if he is Sessions 2.0 or Lord Nelson at Trafalgar. Trump, however, is undaunted and will never cave or retreat. Perhaps if Grenell steps up and shows some courage, it will shame/motivate some others in Trump’s cabinet to rise up as well. Finally, Barr needs to stop pissing and moaning, and show his real colors soon.

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    • Bob Lawblaw says:

      Beginning to think Barr’s pissing and moaning are his real colors…I am sick and tired of my facebook friends posting these little flaming turds about NO convictions on the Dem side and a list on the GOP side. Dammit man, do something visible or leave.

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    • Sad to say but I agree with you. But PT picked them!! And he seems to keep picking them!! So I don’t know. We will see I guess, as everyone has been telling me for the last three years, but nothing is happening.

      Okay, before someone responds with the usual rebuke: “You don’t know anything! These things take time. Grand juries are secret. Blah, Blah, Blah…”

      Just remember the Mueller witch hunt:
      In a short time after his appointment by the snake RR, I begin to see a trail of devastation and broken people, raids on homes, leaks to the press about Russia, Russia, Russia, indictments, and perp walks. I saw scared people being interviewed on Fox who were totally innocent and unconnected to anything except their support for trump who wondered allowed if they were going to jail.

      So, don’t tell me I need to trust the system or that I don’t know anything. Am I going to believe you are my own lying eyes???

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      • Dutchman says:

        PDJT did NOT “pick them”, he is told by McConnell, who was in on the coup from day one, and has been constantly undermining PDJT, who could ‘get confirmed’.

        Its a swamp routine;” oh, sorry Ratcliff didn’t make it out of committee.
        Rudy or Sidney as A.G.??
        Sorry, they can’t get confirmed, despite Republicans having 53 seat majority.
        Its those ‘squishy’ republicans, don’t you know!”

        Funny, how when it comes to only needing ONE vote to recess the Senate, enabling PDJT to make recess appointments, there is NOT ONE.

        ‘Squishy’Republicans is a RUSE. McConnell had at least 3 Senators ready to thumbs down Obamacare repeal, if McCain had been to ill to do it.

        Republicons did not WANT to repeal/replace Obamacare, THATS why it failed. Blame MITCH, not dead McCain, he was just the vehicle, snake that he was.

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        • lolli says:

          Dutchman👍
          Exactly.

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        • He did pick them! Ratcliff was rejected because he was known. You have to pick someone who will be your wing man or has your back but is not known very well. He could have done this instead of Ratcliff. You pick someone who will come into your office and give you updates and will help you with strategy. Or not. Obama’s people knew what he wanted. They did not have to talk to him.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Well, first YOU have to understand the process, both as the Founders INTENDED it, and as it has been perverted by McConnell and Schumer.

            Well known, or unknown, any nominee has to first “get out of committee”, which Ratcliff didn’t.
            If the ‘appropriate’ committee doesn’t ‘sign off’, the nomination languishes until withdrawn.
            The SSCI didn’t even put Ratcliff to a vote.
            Even if you get past committee, McConnell has to either push for confirmation, or not.
            If he says “We don’t have the votes to confirm”, and so refuses to put it to the full Senate, the confirmation is dead.
            And,, to have it on your resume that you were nominated, but not confirmed is,….not good.

            It implies that there is SOMETHING in your background, without actually saying it. Very bad.

            And then there are the HEARINGS, where Kavanaugh gave us a taste of what they can do to a nominee.

            Ratcliff was PDJT’S first attempt to fight McConnell on confirmationd. Grinnell is his second.
            By the by, in years past, Senate always gave Senators or Congressmen nominated an ‘easy confirmation’ as a kind of “professional courtesy”, one of the “traditions of Congress” which has gone “by the wayside” in the era of Trump.

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        • WSB says:

          Dutchman, isn’t it glorious how PT can play against their game and expose EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM?

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    • boomerbeth says:

      The educated jury is NOT out on Barr. He’s a traitor…all his life.

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  11. Joebkonobi says:

    I believe Grenell’a appointment may be intended as leverage against the Senate confirmation process. Trump may be saying ok, you don’t like Grenell give me my pick or Grenell will be there until hell freezes over or you give me my pick. Confirmation process might get very ugly but so be it, it’s war.

    Other option is Grenell is the grenade in the IC to expose thru declass, but not sure how much unilateral power he has to do that. Lots of swampy creatures in the IC.

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  12. Jan says:

    OMG, Sundance!!! We are FUBARRED!!!

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  13. i see stone just got a 40 month sentence.which is b.s. is jackson doing the pelosi :he’s convicted” this is weird.she sentences before the motion for a retrial.

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  14. noswamp says:

    You summed it up well SD! The foxes are running the chicken coup. They all have no fear of prosecution. Zero. ”
    “Cheers, Andy.” – Lisa Page

    Nuff said.

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    • Elle says:

      Am I the only one to think that perhaps Page’s shirt that said, “I will remain silent no longer” along with a cheers to McCabe, who had just received a declination letter (cooperation agreement??), COULD mean they will soon be singing together in harmony? I prefer to remain optimistic until further notice.

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      • GP says:

        I I hope you’re the only one foolish enough to believe that…but I’ve been around CTH and know you’ll have plenty of company. I mean no harm here but have to say this.
        Are you one of those that are “keeping their powder dry?” SD laid it out very clearly. There was, and in my opinion, is an ongoing coup attempt. AG Barr is at the very least worthless and there’s no telling what he’s done or not done that we don’t know about because Treepers were busy “keeping their powder dry” and correcting spelling errors. Are we waiting on Durham now? Please-do yourself a favor and just stop. It’s embarrassing. Stop with “keeping your powder dry” and, the “tree of liberty needing water” and for god’s sake no more “they’ll have to pry my dead, cold fingers” stuff. You’re the kind of guy that had their lunch money taken everyday and/or ran to the block corner where no one could get to you and talked smack, then ran home to mommy. I think I am going to puke

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      • DV Meca says:

        Unfortunately, there’s NO chance that’s what it meant. It’s simply not what anyone does in real life. There’s a reason we don’t have any examples of people doing something like this in the past (and it’s not just that you can’t think of any… nobody can think of any).

        Look at this way: You wouldn’t do that. I wouldn’t do that. Nobody either of us knows would do that. And nobody either of us does not know would do that. You may recall or otherwise be aware of the1960s rumor that Paul McCartney had died and been replaced with a lookalike, prompting the Beatles to insert the garbled message “Paul is Dead” into one of their songs. (Apparently, some people felt they heard this, while others just heard a bunch of noise in that part of the song.) The reason that rumor was obviously false had nothing to do with “cracking” a code in one of the Beatles’ songs. The reason it was obviously false was because nobody would have done what the rumor suggested. If Paul really had died, nobody would ever go find a lookalike, somehow force the other Beatles to accept the lookalike and pretend he was Paul, but then the other Beatles would decide to leak the truth via some sort of secret message included on the next Beatles album, but included in a way that made it difficult to comprehend, essentially “hidden” and impossible to really be certain about. That’s not how anyone does things. Ever.

        In this instance, somebody who has been anti-Trump quite publicly and whom Trump has ridiculed and spoken out against quite publicly would have to be willing to testify in his interest and against the colleagues she’s supported and who have supported her up to now. If she was facing a long prison sentence, it’s possible she might flip and testify against her colleagues in that situation. It’s less likely in her specific situation than it would be without the animosity between her and Trump, but it’s possible. However, it’s NOT possible that she would be so gleeful about doing this (and also so downright weird) that she would wear a shirt with a coded message secretly foreshadowing her coming betrayal of her colleagues. Like a tease that she was going to be a total pathetic coward and turn her back on the people she had sided with repeatedly in favor of the guy she hated and who hated her, as a desperate play to avoid prison. Like holding up a neon sign reading “I’m a rat!” Nobody would ever do that. You might be thinking, “What if she had a change of heart and realized she was on the wrong side, so now she’s seen the light and is proud of testifying against her colleagues?” Even if something like that happened (which I would place at odds comparable to your odds of winning the lottery, but only if the lottery was rigged so that you could never win it no matter what), your scenario would STILL suggest that McCabe had the SAME change of heart and attitude and they were both sort of having fun being in on this “secret code foreshadowing my wildly unexpected, wacky pro-Trump flip to turn state’s evidence” message. There’s a better chance of the “Paul is dead” thing being real than of that… okay, that’s going too far. I take that back. There’s the same chance of both this idea and the “Paul is dead” thing being real—zero.

        I hope this reply doesn’t seem harsh or rude to you—that isn’t my intent. However, I feel that being blunt, direct & 100% honest is the most helpful and respectful way I can respond to your message. I get how wishful thinking can be appealing on this sort of topic, but I strongly believe it’s better for us to be realistic. Trump has been doing a great job, despite all the obstacles he’s had to overcome, and I feel like we’ve really seen positive change in the country these past three years, so we can be realistic about the overall state of the nation without being negative. When it comes to Page and other coup plotters, I don’t know if they’ll face justice and my best guess is that at least some of them WILL “get away with it” and avoid ever facing criminal charges. Whether the “big fish” like Brennan and Clapper, will also get away with it remains unknown, at least from my perspective. I think we might see them actually charged (at least it seems more likely than with Page), but I won’t be too surprised either way. However, even if all the coup-plotters avoid criminal charges, I’m STILL expecting five more years of positive developments and great leadership from President Trump and I thank God we have him running the country. Of course I hope the coup plotters are brought to justice and I would love for the truth about them to be exposed so that everyone can finally understand what really happened in 2016… but it’s not like that’s the only thing going on. President Trump is giving us plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future and to think positive, without the need to imagine fantastical scenarios that we know deep down aren’t real anyway.

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  15. CharterOakie says:

    We are all frustrated that consequences for the attempted coup d’etat seem to be so slow in manifesting themselves.

    But we should be skeptical that what is visible (to us) is A) the complete picture or B) visible to the large segment of the public whose minds are filled daily with MSM lies and propaganda and who think Trump is an illegitimate POTUS.

    Timing is key if POTUS & Team and We The People are to succeed in recovering our republic.

    I suspect that the indictments are ready, but powder is being kept dry until the time is fully ripe. That might be after the Dim field is further winnowed and the Nov. election is close enough to severely limit the available countermeasures for the PPC/BigClub/DC Swamp.

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  16. Max Patriot says:

    After reading enough of the comments I believe that we all tend to miss the mark. We have to have patriots that believe as PDJT believes. The essence of the problem is good vs evil. When you fight the righteous fight, you will win. PDJT is teaching us all how to win, again. The untruths and half truths thrown at him are harmless because he believes in his soul that the cause is just. Lies will never bring a man down if he himself knows the truth and exposes them. Cool under fire is the best example of this. Trust the plan and be a happy warrior. What’s not to be happy about when you know you are going to win!

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  17. David R. Graham says:

    Not so long ago,
    An American using literary symbols
    For evil and/or good
    Repaired to The Bible
    Or Church iconographic history.

    Now, an American
    Seeking such symbols
    Repairs to fiction:
    To Lord of the Rings,
    To Star Wars, Harry Potter.

    The same American mourns
    American decline, because?

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  18. Bogeyfree says:

    I have said I’m 70/30 on Barr with the 30% being my % chance that I will see real justice (not just firings)

    My 30% centers on this………

    When looking at AG Barr’s own words as he was talking about “the resistance” during his Federalist Society speech, it appears to me that Mr. Barr’s quote below describes a coup without calling it that.

    “What it means is that, instead of viewing themselves as the “loyal opposition,” as opposing parties have done in this country for over 200 years, they essentially SEE THEMSELVES AS ENGAGED IN A WAR TO CRIPPLE, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, A DULY ELECTED GOVERNMENT.”

    (Upper case annotation mine)

    Doesn’t this statement almost by definition mean SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY under 18 U.S. Code § 2384???

    “If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

    I keep telling myself, who would agree to go to the Federalist Society to give a speech and then they pick the topic and speak so passionately about the attack of the Executive Branch to the point of using words that almost by definition describe Seditious Conspiracy and then not act??

    It doesn’t make sense and is why I am holding on to some hope that AG Barr will administer real justice for all regardless if they are ex or current government employees.

    It truly is a very powerful speech and statement where the words chosen MUST matter IMO.

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    • OlderAndWiser says:

      Bogey, good comment. I’m like you, but possibly with an 80/20 split.
      I’m not a lawyer (let alone a constitutional one), but the key on prosecuting this (let alone prove beyond a reasonable doubt) would be the definition of “war” or how you parse “…to overthrow, put or to destroy by force…”. From a normal citizen point of view, “war” involves physical activity. But one could create a scenario where it is a “legal” war or some such. And as for the other phrase, it depends on whether “by force” applies to just “destroy” or also “overthrow” as well as “put down”. If the latter, then it clearly allows for an indictment based on this statute.

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      • cheering4america says:

        Well when the seditionous traitors call themselves “Lawfare” they are telling us that they are At WAR with us.

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      • WSB says:

        Section 3.

        Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

        The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

        There is a big OR in that statement…and we would need to understand the 18th century definition of War, and or if any foreign countries were trying to take our country down, the abettors would be be traitors.

        Hello, UK, Australia, and a few others.

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  19. Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

    Projection is the core value of the Deep State.Paired with Greed and acquisition of Power.

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  20. warrprin1 says:

    The “Eye of Sauron”, with Mount Doom in the background of D.C., is the perfect metaphor.

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  21. john edward lorenz says:

    Tho only way to clear the air is for the POTUS to release the documents he gave to Barr who’s done nothing with them. Release them and let the people know and decide.

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    • Very well. Everyone decides they are guilty. Now, you have a problem: “An impartial jury cannot be convened which would presume that my client is not guilty, because everyone has now seen documents which allege his guilt.” People are not tried in the Court of Public Opinion.

      These documents are criminal evidence in a felony trial. Barr was granted the authority to declassify them so that they could legally be used as evidence. But, “declassification” does not mean “public dissemination.”

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      • OlderAndWiser says:

        Well said.

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      • mushr45m says:

        “People are not tried in the Court of Public Opinion.”
        Politicians are!!!
        That is why our great Constitution sets 4 years per Presidential term.
        If the POTUS is so bad, you vote them out (thus the short term).
        The public must know, so they can make a fair decision who deserves to be President.

        The bureaucracy wants to obfiscate and hide through the courts, because the public is too stupid to understand that they were trying to save “our” republic from “him”!

        …Let the sunshine in.

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      • cattastrophe says:

        Agree. Using the court of public opinion to declare guilt or innocence is another leftist pushed policy to destroy the rule of law and it’s akin to mob rule which is what they want.

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        • Ironclaw says:

          As far as I’m concerned, turn their own tactics on them and if they dislike it enough, move from ballots to bullets and finish it for good.

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      • WSB says:

        I was not aware that evidence needed to be kept secret. I am not an attorney, but aren’t there cases where everyone sees evidence?

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  22. warrprin1 says:

    PDJT, and we, need a fearless and loyal Samwise working with our Frodo to destroy the D.C. ring of power. Ric Grenell? I do not use this metaphor lightly.

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  23. Drogers says:

    You live long enough and like the inevitable death and taxes – a couple of other things occur.

    a) You’ll get hoodwinked even w/ your eyes wide open.
    b). Every so often you’ll find yourself swimming against the current.

    Think I’ll hang w/ Mr. Barr for a while longer yet.

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    • IGiveUp says:

      c. There really isn’t anything new under the sun.
      d. What will be will be
      e. Whatever has to happen will happen
      f. We’ll get to where we’re going one way or another.
      g. Remember to enjoy the good times because a full life includes lots of good and lots of bad.

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  24. citizen817 says:

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  25. disgusted citizen says:

    My consolation in my frustration: Trump knows he has to defeat the DS et al, or else. They will continue to go after Trump and his family until the Trump family is destroyed forever. Trump won’t let that happen. No way, no how.

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  26. MustangBlues says:

    Nabobs, Experts, Geniuses and Know It Alls: Here is Some Food for Thought –Humble Pie.

    “””The parable of the Blind Men and an Elephant originated in the ancient Indian subcontinent, from where it has been widely diffused. However the meaning of the popular proverb differs in other countries. It is a story of a group of blind men, who have never come across an elephant before and who learn and conceptualize what the elephant is like by touching it.

    Each blind man feels a different part of the elephant’s body, but only one part, such as the side or the tusk. They then describe the elephant based on their limited experience and their descriptions of the elephant are different from each other.

    The moral of the parable is that humans have a tendency to claim absolute truth based on their limited, subjective experience as they ignore other people’s limited, subjective experiences which may be equally true.””

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  27. dallasdan says:

    SD:
    “Despite grand prose, and looking beyond words, AG Bill Barr has done little to impede ongoing corrupt endeavors within the DOJ and FBI.

    He talks a good game, but actions speak louder than words.

    The only corrective action taken by Bill Barr has been when a corrupt DOJ issue is so well known and unavoidable that covering up the issue is no longer an option (Liu). Despite requesting, and receiving, unprecedented executive authority to review all intelligence information and agencies (May 2019), no corrective action is visible; and, as noted in the example of the ICIG impeachment effort, the corrupt systems continue unabated.”

    This quote is lengthy to include in a comment space, but it is encyclopedic in the meaning of its content.

    IMO, SD has clearly communicated, via multiple, thoroughly documented commentaries over a lengthy period, that Barr is and has been a DS operative from the time he was confirmed as AG, and the resistance cabal in the Senate has his back.

    Grenell is an excellent choice, but I anticipate he will be as constricted as the President by the legion of DS operatives who surround them.

    It is what it is, and SD gets it; all of it.

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    • lolli says:

      dallasdan👍

      Agree, and well said.
      Since Barr’s nomination, Sundance tagged him Bondo Barr (due to his history) until proven otherwise.

      After Barr whining on TV that PT is obstructing his effort (covering up), and must stop exposing the DOJ, Sundance and PT seem free to move forward. Barr finally outed himself forever. IMO.

      This Grenell move is very interesting. I hope Grenell is prepared.

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  28. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Trump could have nominated to most competent, IC experienced, brilliant, smart, common sense qualified person in the country and Nancy would have still done what she is exceedingly good at, bitch about it.

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      Donald Trump Jr. For your information Kosovo is Serbia, until Nato Bill Clinton et al put their dirty nasty evil fingers in it. God will deal with that I am sure. I look forward to Mr. Grenell’s great work together with the President. God Bless them both.

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  29. OhNoYouDont says:

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 20, 2020

    Statement from the Press Secretary

    Today, the President designated United States Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as Acting Director of National Intelligence. Ambassador Grenell was confirmed to his role as Ambassador by the Senate in April 2018, and he has years of experience working with our Intelligence Community in a number of additional positions, including as Special Envoy for Serbia-Kosovo Negotiations and as United States spokesman to the United Nations. He is committed to a non-political, non-partisan approach as head of the Intelligence Community, on which our safety and security depend. The President has every confidence that Ambassador Grenell will perform his new duties with distinction.

    ###

    https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-statement-from-the-press-secretary-1841807696?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=publicpool_twitter

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  30. MACAULAY says:

    Just wanted to point out that Sundance’s excellent work on the effects of the WOLFE COVER UP made it to Lou Dobbs and now from there is on a site called RED STATE. Apparently, RED STATE doesn’t know where the original work came from.

    https://www.redstate.com/stu-in-sd/2020/02/20/a-key-turning-point-in-the-coup/

    The New York Media and Wapo are still the most important tool of the Seditious Deep State. If they say something has been “debunked” or if they call something a “conspiracy theory”, they have the power to make it stick.

    Very discouraging.

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    • Deb says:

      Letting yourself feel discouraged leads to defeat.

      It’s hard to do, but we must stay positive and keep working.

      The truth is like water, once it gets flowing, it can’t be stopped.

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  31. Troublemaker10 says:

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  32. Troublemaker10 says:

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  33. OhNoYouDont says:

    There are 7 Federal courts plus Main Justice currently investigation various aspects of the “Russian Hoax”. The Mueller / Weissmann investigative team only had 40 lawyers.
    _____

    America First with Sebastian Gorka
    https://www.sebgorka.com/
    Guest: Devin Nunes
    February 20, 2020

    Gorka: In the last 60 seconds we have. Please follow this man @DevinNunes. Do you have faith that something good in terms of rule of law will come out AG Barr and John Durham’s investigations, Congressman?

    Nunes: I do. I actually really like what Attorney General Barr’s doing. He’s an adult. He’s being very methodical. I like that he picked Durham. A long time very credible prosecutor in Connecticut. Which, you know, is not New York City …

    Gorka: Yes

    Nunes: …Not the swamp in Washington DC. Uh, I think he is farming more of these cases out, because there are so many shenanigans going on.

    Gorka: Correct

    Nunes: It is best to get these far away and the investigations as far away from the swamp as possible and that’s what you see the Attorney General doing. Look, he’s … he’s got an almost impossible task.

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

      Top paragraph needs correction …jumped the gun!

      There are 7 US Attorney offices plus Main Justice currently investigation various aspects of the “Russian Hoax”. The Mueller / Weissmann investigative team only had 40 lawyers.

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  34. Word of the Day:

    barr:
    1. verb. To say or promise things and not do a thing.
    Synonym: Pretend.
    Examples: He barred that he’d do his home work. The socialist always barr utopia. Lindsey Graham is very good at barring.
    2. noun: Some who barrs.
    Examples: Trump is not a Barr, he keeps his promises.

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    • lolli says:

      Barrf- response to Stone, Flynn, Manafort, assange and all political prisoners.
      Barr none- no one is behind bars except PT supporters
      Barristocrats- those who think PTs tweets should stop
      😉

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    • boomerbeth says:

      Barr’s prep school headmaster dad, Donald, was born to Jewish parents who likely shortened their name
      Bar means “son” in Hebrew
      There is a town in Ukraine called “Bar”

      His dad converted to Catholicism & brought up his family in the Church.
      William Barr must have spent every week in Confession because he has no soul:
      The Devil took it as a youth. He never fought to retrieve it either.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        Bar- also the name of the coastal city in Montenegro, a very beautiful place, that I have had the pleasure to visit. Bar-Barr no comparison at all, one beautiful and tranquil the other not such much imho.

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  35. Republicanvet91 says:

    “With all of this in mind it is no surprise to see President Trump tweeting a little frustration when contrasted against another blind Attorney General praising current DOJ and FBI officials; who have done nothing, except talk, while stacks of IG reports containing evidence of corruption -from 3 years of investigation- sits on office shelves gathering dust.”

    There is absolutely no excuse for Lindsay Graham to continue this nonsense of not holding hearings on this. Chuck Schumer snivels and demands 74 IG’s investigate POTUS and whether he is retaliating against whistle blowers, yet Graham refuses to hold any hearings on these IG reports.

    Disgraceful.

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  36. Proud American from Texas says:

    Maybe Barr needed some help in getting things out. Grenell may be coming into the job with a big ass plunger.
    The prior acting DNI had to be relieved by early March. He has time to hand off things to Grenell.
    I’m impatient but Barr already said it would take Durham until at least March to wrap things up. We’re still on schedule.
    I think Grenell gives us the text messages we haven’t seen plus other goodies. Kash Patel works for the White House. He was Nunes go to guy in investigating CFH. Be of good cheer folks.
    PDJT knows how to win.

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  37. Alec Rawls says:

    Great status report by Sundance. AGs George McClellan I and II have dithered away Trumps first term with hardly a sally against the treasonous deep state swamp. Praying for a General Grant to chase and fight the enemy.

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  38. When major things (politics!) in your life are based on expectations as you perceive them, and especially when you put deadlines on them, you’re going to be constantly disappointed.

    I suspect it’s even worse, much worse, once one decides to put it out there that they know what SHOULD be done, and then “isn’t being done at all!” follows their diatribe of who, what, when and where with no “why” at all for some reason.

    At this point, I believe we can expect things when we least expect them. Often, BECAUSE President Donald J. Trump, VSG and MASTER TROLL. Levels over 9,000,000,000,000!

    At least stop and remind yourself once in while that the President is NOT KILLERY.

    Just sayn.

    Be best and have a great evening. 🙂

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  39. lotbusyexec says:

    I was raised to not expect anything from anyone in this life because it would only set me up for disappointment. If “it” happens, I should be pleasantly surprised but to never expect anyone to behave as I would like them to. Sounds like harsh advice but I have lived a pretty good life and have quite often been pleasantly surprised.

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  40. Somebody says:

    Nash Patel named to be on Ric Grenell’s staff. Patel was on the NSC and also on Nunes staff.

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  41. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  42. OhNoYouDont says:

    True

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  43. OhNoYouDont says:

    Before hitting the NYT paywall, the article basically reports that Richard Grenell assumes former Acting DNI Joseph Maguire’s March 11, 2020 term limit.

    So President Trump has until March 11th to nominated a new DNI that would require Senate confirmation.

    Richard Grenell would continue the Acting DNI position until a new DNI is confirmed.
    _____

    If you want to dig through the Federal laws …

    Designation of Officers of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence To Act as Director of National Intelligence

    A Presidential Document by the Executive Office of the President on 09/25/2013

    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/25/2013-23545/designation-of-officers-of-the-office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence-to-act-as-director-of

    5 U.S.C.
    United States Code, 2018 Edition
    Title 5 – GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
    PART III – EMPLOYEES
    Subpart B – Employment and Retention
    CHAPTER 33 – EXAMINATION, SELECTION, AND PLACEMENT
    SUBCHAPTER III – DETAILS, VACANCIES, AND APPOINTMENTS
    Sec. 3345 – Acting officer

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2018-title5/html/USCODE-2018-title5-partIII-subpartB-chap33-subchapIII-sec3345.htm

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  44. Inflection point?
    given how things are going for Flynn, and the outrage over Stone,
    this seems like a good time to remind of Sharyl Atkisson, with some new news:

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    • Skippy says:

      I viewed this video over a year ago. It’s sad watching it again tonight, knowing little real progress has been made by Attkisson’s legal team! Ms. Atkisson is a strong lady!

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  45. Perot Conservative says:

    Joe D & Victoria Toensing were with Zeb Gorka yesterday on his podcast.

    They’re now framing the McCabe pass as “Well, you really want to make sure the first Indictment is solid … this was small potatoes.”

    What? McCabe lied 4 times, 3 times under oath. And have they now just discovered DC juries are highly biased?

    Bring indictments anyway, try to move the venue, & how about find some crimes they committed OUTSIDE OF DC!!!

    Didn’t half of the “small group” go to London, Italy, & Israel? Can’t yhey base prosecution on those locales, or maybe even trips to Utah or Arizona?

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  46. KevinK says:

    Barr is going to be either a huge letdown or a huge surprise. place your bets.

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  47. islandpalmtrees says:

    BREAKING: Pro-Trump NSC Staffer Kash Patel Tapped to Serve as Senior Advisor to Grenell to “Clean House” at ODNI
    by Cristina Laila February 20, 2020

    Pro-Trump NSC staffer Kash Patel has been chosen to serve as senior advisor to Amb. Richard Grenell, Acting DNI chief.

    Mr. Patel previously worked for hero Congressman Devin Nunes and he wrote the 2-page FISA memo released by Nunes in February of 2018 alleging the FBI/DOJ improperly obtained four FISA warrants on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.

    President Trump on Wednesday named ⁦Ambassador Richard Grenell⁩ as Acting Head of the Office of Director of National Intelligence.

    This move is going to shake up the rogue intelligence agencies who are notoriously anti-Trump.

    It gets better…

    According to sources who spoke to CBS reporter Catherine Herridge, Grenell and Patel are mandated to “clean house” including a “top to bottom” review of ODNI operations.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/breaking-pro-trump-nsc-staffer-kash-patel-tapped-to-serve-as-senior-advisor-to-grenell-to-clean-house-at-odni/

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    • HecklerDon says:

      Dutchman, what say you? Does this at least provide you with some level of satisfaction…that these sweeping changes are happening in real time right before our eyes? I sure hope so. I know you are on the right side of this thing, so we are of like mind, generally. Just hope those of you out there who continue to stew with negativity about everything can exhale at some point just a little bit knowing that mountains are being moved before our very eyes, as we speak….mountains that would NEVER be moved absent President Trump’s miraculous victory in the 2016 election…and when I say “miraculous,” I mean it literally. It was a miracle from God.

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  48. Retired Ig says:

    I will always defend IG Horowitz. His role is to provide the results of an authorized investigation. It is NOT HIS ROLE to implement the recommendations contained in his reports. PERIOD. That role goes to the AUDITEE. and the organization he/she the IG addresses the report to.
    Know what it feels like to spend years of effort and taxpayer dollars to have FINDINGS and MAKE RECOMENDATIONS that FALL UTTERLY FLAT on DEAF EARS. I’d probably be tearing my hair out to learn McCabe just got a walk. A Forking LIAR. LIED to THE OIG and then has the forking balls to speak about what a “victim” he was on the BOOB TUBE. FORK you TOO McCabe.
    An IG Auditor just has to suck it ALL UP when all of their work falls on DEAF EARS in more ways than one. I for one, would really love it if President Trump awarded IG Horowitz and his TEAM of auditors with Presidential MEDALS in honoring the IG PLEDGE: which is to “Prevent and Detect, FRAUD, WASTE and ABUSE.”
    Don’t ever FORGET, IG HOROWITZ fought back against the DOJ OBUMMER Administration, particularly Sally Yates who fought with some specious premise that they were somehow “immune ” to an audit by an IG.
    And Horowitz HIT BACK,, removed them from their self designated immunity. Well yes the AUDITS were then AUTHORIZED. and took place.
    To me it is a NATIONAL DISGRACE to OUR COUNTRY and the International Press that the work IG HOROWITZ and his team have accomplished , is being shoved under a rug of the inabiilty to comprehend the role of an IG. Some of us are looking for our expensive dental devices to save our teeth from them from the grinding at night.

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    • HecklerDon says:

      Retiree: Totally get what you are saying. As a practitioner of the law myself, I fully appreciate that while the IG maintains a vital role, as far as bringing people to justice, the agency is toothless and cannot even use subpoena power to obtain documentation.

      Also, while I too utilize the all caps at times to emphasize my points, I think you may have some gum or something stuck under your caps lock key on your keyboard, my brother! I keed, I keed…but no sir, no “Presidential MEDALS in honoring the IG PLEDGE[.]” My bias radar shot through the roof when I read that….you being a former IG guy yourself and all…Shoot, Rush had to devote his entire life to politics and undercutting the evil left, and even still had to be diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, before ever being honored with a Presidential medal. And he’s the most famous radio talk show host in history.

      With all due respect…

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  49. boomerbeth says:

    Backstory on McGuire firing:

    Maguire authorized an aide to brief Congress – Rep. Adam Schiff’s Committee about Russia’s 2020 election “interference” (more propaganda with no evidence) to help get Trump reelected,

    Trump replaces him with Grenell forthwith.

    NY Times Maggie aka the daughter of Josef Goebbels is repeating the Big Lie often and again…

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  50. Chuck Arnold says:

    I hate to point out what I think should be obvious to someone like Sundance, so please, anybody, if what I’m about to say is wrong then cool, tell me what I’m missing. The Hillary’s, Obamas, Clappers, Comey’s, Holders, Lynches, Rices, Jarrets, etc etc etc, are NOBODIES, their total idiots who if you saw the IQ test numbers you’d probably laugh your arce off. I’m serious, these people are complete morons who can be replaced by a thousand other people in a heartbeat by the Puppet Masters in the Deep State. It’s Puppet Masters like Soros that have to be taken down, not these freaking idiots like I just named, their nothing, they only do what their told.

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