Exculpatory Papadopoulos Transcript – FBI Surveillance Wire – Declassified and Released…

It has been so long since the original 2018 congressional request that many people have forgotten what was included in the “Bucket Five” declassification request.

Bucket Five – Intelligence documents that were presented to the Gang of Eight in 2016 that pertain to the FISA application used against U.S. person Carter Page; including all exculpatory intelligence documents that may not have been presented to the FISA Court.

Bucket Five includes transcripts of the FBI wiretap operations using confidential human sources that were run against members of the Trump campaign; including George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.

One of those transcripts, from the operation against Papadopoulos was declassified on April 1st, and released last night and today.

Before getting into the transcript, it is also important to see the bigger context and the bigger landscape as it is visible.  Recent moves by the Trump administration highlight much more context and color… some may be interpreted as positive signs, and some are worth a note of caution.

Richard “Ric” Grenell was moved into the position as Acting Director of National Intelligence.  Together with a new staff within the ODNI Grenell is now in position to assist in any declassification effort.  Thus we also see the apoplexy by HPSCI Chairman Adam Schiff, as Grenell is positioned to bring a lot of sunlight on the overall FISA-gate and Spygate operations.   The corrupt intelligence community operators are not happy with Grenell holding such power.  Keep this in mind.

Additionally, former congressman Mark Meadows is now President Trump’s chief-of-staff.  That becomes a key point when you remember that Meadows participated in many of the investigative aspects within the FISA and Spygate scandals.  Additionally, Meadows was, perhaps still is, the primary source for journalist John Solomon.

♦Now a note of caution…. The declassification of documents in/around the core issues of Spygate may indicate a more political approach to sunlight, and not any criminal investigation, at least in part, of the overall IC schemes.  Whatever U.S. Attorney John Durham is looking into (seems targeted to John Brennan) does not appear to be related to a criminal finding of wrongdoing by the FBI actors.   However, don’t be alarmed by that nuance because it has long been visible that the FBI position would boil down to a claim they were hoodwinked by an unknown political agenda within the CIA.

Former FBI Director James Comey has leaned into the “we were duped” approach; but the “we” in that deflection doesn’t necessarily apply to the reality of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s participation.   Comey may have been willfully blind, and incompetent toward his responsibilities, thereby holding plausible deniability as his exit strategy; thus Comey kept all those notes and memos to cover his ass. However, McCabe was not a mere bystander, subject to the manipulation of bad actors within the schemes. McCabe was an active participant, that’s the essential difference between the two.

OK, now on to the transcript as released…

In May 2016 George Papadopoulos was contacted by two members of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA),Terrence Dudley and Greg Baker, working out of the U.S. embassy in London. Two American spies working in London put Papadopoulos in contact with their ally/counterpart in the Australian Embassy, Erika Thompson. [ie. ‘unofficial channels’] After meeting with Downer’s aide, Erika Thompson on May 6th, she sets up a meeting between George Papadopoulos and her boss for May 10th.

On May 10th, 2016, Ms Erika Thompson and Mr. Alexander Downer then meet with George Papadopoulos.  After the meeting, Ambassador Downer reports back to the Australian government on his conversation with Papadopoulos. [document release]. It is from this May 10th, 2016, meeting where communication from Downer, July 26th, 2016, is referenced as the origin of Crossfire Hurricane July 31st.

On August 2, 2016, Special Agent Peter Strzok and another agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation met with Alexander Downer in London to discuss his conversation with Papadopoulos further. Strzok then received reading materials, which he texted about to Lisa Page.

A month later, September 2016, the FBI used a longtime informant, Stefan Halper, to make contact with George Papadopoulos, pay him $3k and fly him to London for consulting work and a policy paper on Mediterranean energy issues.  As part of the spy operation the FBI sent a female intelligence operative (a spy) under the alias Azra Turk to pose as Halper’s assistant and engage Papdopoulos.

A month later, October 21, 2016, the FBI used Papadopoulos as a supplemental basis for a FISA warrant against Carter Page.

(Page FISA Application)

A few weeks after the FBI received the FISA warrant against Carter Page, they ran another operation against George Papadopoulos using a friend as an asset; a wired asset.

The FBI labeled Papadopoulos as “crossfire typhoon”, and ran a confidential human source (CHS #3) recently identified as Jeffrey Wiseman.

Former Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Trey Gowdy, told Maria Bartiromo in May 2019 that he had seen the transcripts of the FBI’s Jeffrey Wiseman operation and those transcripts exonerate Papadopoulos.  WATCH:

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[Transcript Video 01:10] Bartiromo: I’m really glad you brought that up; the FBI agents’ discussion with George Papadopoulos. Because when the FBI sends in informants to someone they’re looking at, typically those conversations are recorded right? Those people are wired?

Gowdy: Yeah, I mean if the bureau is going to send an informant in, the informant is going to be wired; and if the bureau is monitoring telephone calls there’s going to be a transcript of that.

And some of us have been fortunate enough to know whether or not those transcripts exist; but they haven’t been made public and I think one in-particular is going – it has the potential to actually persuade people.  Very little in this Russia probe I’m afraid is going to persuade people who hate Trump, or who love Trump, but there is some information in these transcripts that I think has the potential to be a game-changer if it’s ever made public.

Bartiromo: You say that’s exculpatory evidence and when people see that they’re going to say: wait, why wasn’t this presented to the court earlier?

Gowdy: Yeah, you know, Johnny Ratcliffe is rightfully exercised over the obligations that the government has to tell the whole truth to the court when you are seeking permission to spy, or do surveillance, on an American.  And part of that includes the responsibility of providing exculpatory information, or information that tends to show the person did not do something wrong.  If you have exculpatory information, and you don’t share it with the court, that ain’t good.  I’ve seen it, Johnny’s seen it, I’d love for your viewers to see it.

Today the transcript of the Wiseman operation was released.  This is the transcript where Papadopoulos’s friend Jeffrey Wiseman is wired by the FBI for a meeting in Chicago.

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Papadopoulos told Wiseman that he knew “for a fact” that nobody on the Trump campaign was involved in hacking the DNC.

The IG report said the FBI tapped Wiseman, referred to as “Source 3” in the report, due to a previous “connection” with Papadopoulos. The report said Wiseman indicated years earlier during an interview for a separate investigation he would be willing to work with the FBI.

After lunch, Wiseman and Papadopoulos traveled to a casino, where they played blackjack. According to the transcript, in addition to discussing Russia and the Trump campaign, Papadopoulos said he had worked for Israeli businesses, “to lobby for them in Washington.”  This conversation appears to be taking place in late October or early November 2016, prior to the election.

Despite all of the surveillance operations against Papadopoulos, the target was not interviewed by the FBI until January 2017. None of the exculpatory information was included in the January FISA renewal or the two subsequent renewals.

It’s likely the FBI will justify not including the exculpatory evidence based on the fact that Carter Page and not Papadopoulos was the primary target of the FISA application.

With the release of the Papdopoulos transcript, this interview from May 2019 also takes on new context.

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169 Responses to Exculpatory Papadopoulos Transcript – FBI Surveillance Wire – Declassified and Released…

  1. Conservative_302 says:

    There are lots of negative posts today. Maybe it’s due to the virus. My money is on Trump as to the outcome on all of this. I have not lost faith in him. He is making lots of changes in personnel. I think very few people understand the strategy of chess played on this level so to speak. Trump has handled the bombs launched at him. Take a minute and remind yourself of the corrupt attempts to take him out that he has survived. All his life experiences has prepared him for this presidency. He is playing the long game. We may not see everyone we want behind bars, but he will give us what is best for our country. Lastly, God is with him. I fully believe this and pray for him every night. We will win the next election. The democrats are repeating failed Roman history. The fall of Coriolanus is a perfect example. Rome elites denied the working class “deplorables” grain “stimulus bills”, and Coriolanus detested the working class “deplorables”. When you think about it, the elites, who claim to be so educated, are pretty stupid people.

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    • trnathens says:

      PDJT has said, “we got ’em.” Do any Treepers who regularly come here honestly believe he’s not going to follow through on that statement?

      “Mr. President, what did you mean by, ‘We go ’em?'”
      “Actually, Jim, I mispoke, my bad…forget I said that…”

      Is what WILL NEVER be said at a press conference.

      I know it’s frustrating. I do. And I know I’m going to get ripped on here, but that’s ok. If there are others on here who are former prosecutors who don’t agree with me, please, speak up…

      Any prosecution is hard. TV and movies don’t make it seem so, but it is. Whether for burglary (“Did the defendant intend to steal something, or to commit a felony once he was inside the structure, or was it the coldest day of the year, and he was homeless and he didn’t intend to “keep” the blanket, but just to use it to keep from freezing to death?” So the question is not, “did he take the blanket”, but why did he take the blanket, and can the State prove he intended to deprive the owner of the blanket, instead of just using it to keep from freezing to death?”) These are the questions that juries deliberate. And that’s for a simple “burglary” charge where a homeless person broke into a home to get a blanket on a cold day.

      Imagine what needs to be proved, BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT

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      • drlou007 says:

        And WHERE the case has to be proven, i.e. where will a trial be held. In this case, the crimes occurred in DC and DC juries are 90%+ Democrat. How do you think that will go? The most we can hope for is a few indictments and a huge political win.

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        • Trump Train says:

          If a defendant can request a change of Venue due to the expectation they will not receive a fair trial, the prosecution should be able to do the same.

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  2. Rusty says:

    why was the popadop conversation with the CHS ever classified…next question why would it even take 2 weeks to unclassify this it anyway

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    • DangerRanger says:

      It was classified because the D-rats running the op in DOJ and FBI did not want evidence that they were running wired spies at people working in Trump’s campaign. A truth they had all said was a bogus, right wing conspiracy theory. That is why this transcript was classified long after the election and inauguration.

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  3. Kent Clizbe says:

    “Papadopoulos said he had worked for Israeli businesses, “to lobby for them in Washington.”

    Gosh, foreign influence in American elections. Right there. In the open.

    Let’s ignore it?

    Not Russia. Not Ukraine. Not Malta. Israel.

    Where’d Papadapalous go for the exchange of money with the FBI/CIA entrapment op?

    Cyprus? No. He left there for the meeting.

    Israel? Yes, that’s right.

    Foreign influence in American elections.

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    • dennodog says:

      Like Mexico has? They have a national representative site in EVERY US state that affects the voting and other national and local policies. They are much more effective than any other “lobbying” power here.

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  4. Tom Hansen says:

    I find it very interesting and curious of the timing a Federal Appellate Court restored the Federal Death Penalty. Of course treason is one of those crimes that the death penalty can be applied. Do you suppose that some people may be indicted for treason? I wonder who?

    So many and so little time remaining.

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