Comeuppance – Jeff Sessions Places Second In Alabama Primary to Tommy Tuberville – Runoff March 31st…

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions came in second place to former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville in the Alabama primary. Now the two will head into a March 31st runoff to decide the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat.

Tommy Tuberville won approximately 33 percent of the vote while Jeff Sessions won 31 percent. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne placed third with 25 percent. The result sets up an interesting four-week race between Sessions and Tuberville; and it would appear Jeff Sessions is not likely to get any support from his old boss:

Comeuppance !

June 2019 – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I would say if I had one do over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. That would be my one —

CHUCK TODD: That’s your, in your mind, that’s your worst mistake?

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Yeah, that was the biggest mistake. (link)

A 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 media focused on Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein willingness to wear a wire into the Oval Office to record the President; however, the memo content actually reveals 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; the last aspect is concerning in the extreme.

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 new 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 texts between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok:

[Sidebar: pay attention to the *current* 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; (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 tonight by Matt Whitaker who appeared on Tucker Carlson television show. Whitaker outlines 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.

Remember, Rosenstein expanded the scope of Mueller’s investigation twice, the second time 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.

Ultimately all of the DOJ obfuscation, delay and hidden information under AG Bill Barr has an identical motive: help protect Rod Rosenstein. That effort continues today with the internal DOJ 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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235 Responses to Comeuppance – Jeff Sessions Places Second In Alabama Primary to Tommy Tuberville – Runoff March 31st…

  1. muskea says:

    By your words you shall be justified or by your words you will be condemned. Every idle word we speak, we will be held accountable.

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  2. hawkins6 says:

    Only Jeff knows if he believed, before recusing himself, that Rosenstein and the rest of the “upper crust” at the DOJ were fair and honest and not a part of a burgeoning conspiracy to take down Trump. If he did believe this, then he was naive and grossly unprepared for the job. If he knew about the Coup, then he betrayed his boss. Either way, he was not the person for the crucially important, high pressure job.

    Sadly, I suspect (without proof) that Jeff was hoping to make amends with P Trump and his supporters by getting re-elected and then fighting hard for the Trump agenda. If this is the case, it’s unfortunate that the “outsider” Trump admin (not just the DOJ) was unprepared for the evil that would descend upon it.

    Assuming Jeff was not a coup member, he was no match for the conspiring, evil people that duped him into recusing himself. On the other hand, General Flynn was fired by POTUS because the conspirators and the media convinced him and VP Pence that he lied to the dirty cops in the FBI. Did Gen Flynn get an opportunity to plead his case before the firing or was falling on his sword the only option during the faux media outrage. It was a brutal start for the Trump admin and Sessions was not alone. But he was in the most crucial job for a POTUS and failed.

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    • Ospreyzone says:

      Sessions was President Trump’s General McClellan. In the same way McClellan’s refusal to fight cost thousands of lives in the civil war, Session’s recusal disarmed our President and set our nation up for 2-years of stagnation and political infighting.

      Unfortunately for President Trump, rather than having a General Grant to replace Sessions with, he could only get a bagpiper, due to the deep state “confirmation barrier” process.

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      • TPW says:

        So why hasn’t PT taken the duty of document release away from Barr……Right now the dirty deeds of the FBI DOJ….Mueller and FISA court are all being overshadowed by the “Virus” scare. I would not doubt that China was set up to be the fall guy just like Russia was. That this virus creep was set off by the deep state .An economic 2 for 1. China along with Russia Syria Iran are not cooperating with the one world government plan. I know some here would think this idea crazy but after all that has been revealed over the last almost 4 years…I have found these deep state people to be crazy as well as evil.

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  3. Curt says:

    I don’t know who Tommy Tuberville is? It doesn’t matter. He needs to beat the feckless little zero Sessions. Hopefully Alabama understand this and votes accordingly in the runoff…….

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  4. bodieisland says:

    If POTUS wanted a “wing-man” he should have hired Eric Holder! What one person could possibly have stopped the onslaught that IS STILL HAPPENING!!! Look even Ivanka and Jarrett just this week changed their registration to “R” from Dimwit. They have had 4 years! What have we gotten from Bill Barr? We Deplorables are patiently waiting for another IG report, Durham report, this report, that report. If POTUS would write something similar about China Mitch he might be unleashed from the deep state. Nobody gets thru senate confirmation that Mitch doesn’t want, like Ratcliff?? Unless you burn down DOJ and FBI and start over nothing will change. It’s not right to blame Jeff Sessions for everything bad that’s happened.

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  5. Doc says:

    I am an Alabama voter and a huge fan of Trump. I’m disappointed by Trump’s seeming “petulance” over Sessions. Who nominated Rosenstein? Who signed the FISA application that allowed surveillance of Trump? Who was the first Senator to endorse the Trump campaign when Trump really needed some “street creds”? The first two were Trump himself and the third was Sessions. Anyone who has been in a position of leadership has had to deal with folks that were good at what they did, but didn’t do real well when promoted. I’ve been to events where Tuberville has spoken. He stands for nothing. He recites over and over again the same bullet points about “I support Trump” but nothing on ANY issue. I’m voting for the Senator that will best serve the interests of my State, and that is Jeff Sessions. For those that don’t live here, your comments don’t mean a lot to me or most folks that live here. Tell me how well your Senator has done.

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    • TPW says:

      Move over Doc cause I am from Alabama as well. All the credit given to Jeff about being tough on immigration was exaggerated. It wasn’t until the Alabama tea party informed old Jeff about what his party leadership was doing with immigration that he finally took steps to fight it. Jeff was like the joke of the Senate….the last guy to know anything because he was kept out of the loop on purpose. McConnell would love to have him back. Even being aware of immigration H1B visa abuses and Jeff consequently calling California out on it….it was going on in Jeffs own back yard down on the coast . Thousands of H1B handed out every tourist season and we are flooded with foreign workers. I dont believe Sessions is corrupt just naive. My personal correspondence with Byrne was very revealing early even before Trump. He was in denial of NAFTA destruction and was very much in favor of the Mueller investigation. I provided him all kinds of information that pointed to a hoax but he was clearly an establishment follower and was going to tow the line for them. I provided Turberville all this info. Time to give someone else a chance. Sessions…Byrne….Shelby have had long enough.

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  6. Trump2020 says:

    Bill Barr is anathema to me – I don’t trust him it’s a dog and pony show cover up

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  7. maxxheadroom777 says:

    My Wife and I admired and supported Jeff Sessions during his entire Senate career. We were stirred and encouraged by the long, detailed speeches Sessions made from the Senate chamber. He exposed corruption and malfeasance in FEDGOV, especially concerning illegal immigration. Wife and I were thrilled when PDJT appointed Senator Sessions as his AG.

    Jeff Sessions’ utter failure as AG is tremendous disappointment. When Sessions recused himself we believed there were back-office machinations taking place that would finally destroy the evil cabal that hounded President Trump 24-7. Our hopes were in vain. Sessions proved himself a coward. His cowardice makes him complicit with those who even now conspire against PDJT.

    As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in the catbird seat with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take real effective action against corruption in the U.S. government. His failure to do so disqualifies him as worthy to hold any other public office. The stupidity & hubris Sessions exhibits now in standing for re-election as Senator says everything about the character of the man. He should be ashamed of himself but obviously he is not. Jeff Sessions should stand down and vanish from public life for the rest of his days. He is no patriot. He is a cowardly failure.

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