Footnote #350 – Declassification Puzzles and DOJ Intentions…

Catherine Herridge ponders what could possibly lay behind the remain redactions on footnote #350.  We know the overall subject matter relates to U.K. intelligence, Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source, and the overall lack of interest by the FBI to undermine their objective; the investigation of the Trump campaign. [Tweet]

Not to sound overly dismissive to the question, but the remaining redactions, intentionally placed by the CURRENT DOJ, only relate to the specific sources and methods within what we know was an investigative partnership between the FBI and British intelligence.

Who or what the specific agencies are [and I’ll share one possibility below] is essentially irrelevant to the larger story.  Unfortunately, the DC administrative state writ large, is attempting to obfuscate the real story by focusing on “Russian disinformation” within the Steele report that was not identified by the FBI.

That DC narrative is a great deflection from the more uncomfortable reality that U.S. intelligence officials purposefully and willfully worked to create, promote and support a dossier they knew from the outset was garbage.  They all knew the dossier was junk because the U.S. intelligence apparatus and political operatives provided the material to include within it.

So here’s footnote #350 from the Herridge tweet, modified only by size to use as a template for possible redaction discussion:

And… considering what we know about the subject matter that is discussed in fn350; and considering what is already known from prior research and public document production; here is a rough example of what could be behind the redactions.

Again, in the big picture the redacted material is moot.  We know the FBI used U.K. sources to corroborate Christopher Steele’s work product; and we know British agencies informed FBI officials that Steele was unreliable, biased in his views toward Donald Trump as a target, and lacking due diligence as an outcome of his intent.

In reality Chris Steele only used one primary sub-source, in addition to the information he was being fed by Fusion-GPS, Glenn Simpson, Nellie Ohr, democrat allies of Hillary Clinton, U.S. media conscripts, officials of the U.S. intelligence community (FBI, CIA, DOJ-NSD) & finally The U.S. State department.  All of these operators participated in the assembly of a political opposition research document without any verification. {Go Deep}

So the part where we ask questions about U.S. agencies not verifying the material inside a dossier they helped assemble, promote and exploit is, well, a little silly.  Alas, this is the pretend questioning game the DC machine likes to play.

Meanwhile most people avoid asking why Attorney General Bill Barr classified the IG report footnotes in the first place.

The only material behind the classifications is material that exposes U.S. corruption; U.S. intentional wrong-doing; and the use of intelligence surveillance as a political weapon.

Footnote 334 Before

Footnote 334 After

{Go Deep With Source Material}

Do you see any “sources or methods” in that redaction?

Of course not….

So why was it there?

The only thing the DOJ was hiding was: the reality of a Primary Sub-source who said his contacts were not viewed by him as a network of sources.  That is correct, they were just random people he interacted with as an ordinary part of life…. and they chatted about rumors, gossip, innuendo, theories, and stuff.  [Just like it said in the IG report]

Footnote 334, outlining the PSS who gave Steele the majority of information, was embarrassing to the CURRENT institutional interests of the FBI because it showed the prior FBI officials were on a mission; undeterred by truth.

The FBI is a mess of political targeting operations.

That’s what was redacted in the December 2019 IG report, a mere four months ago.  Embarrassing stuff that makes the CURRENT institutions of the DOJ and FBI look bad.  So they hid it…. again… as they continue to hide damaging and embarrassing material.

Which brings me to the point of AG Bill Barr and his biggest challenge.

The challenge 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…. And then finding a way to protect the institutions of the DOJ and FBI while getting people to stop demanding action to address the corruption within them.

We are once again stuck in this stupid place where DC pretends the previous CIA, FBI and DOJ officials were duped by “Russian disinformation”, while we roll our eyes at them because we know the truth; and we know that they know the truth; but their pretense is supported by a willfully blind media.

AG Bill Barr has to keep feeding the purveyors of investigative hope-porn as a method to keep the pitchforks at bay, while simultaneously trying to figure out how to do nothing of substance so he can preserve the institutions. Remember, the DC system operates on an entirely different legal principle when it comes to internal investigations within the bubble.

As a result we get AG Barr saying “if John Durham can find evidence of criminal conduct”; where “criminal” in DC is defined around a DC-exclusive legal theory of “intent” that doesn’t apply anywhere else in the country.  [examples: see Hillary Clinton; or see IG Horowitz saying he couldn’t find intent.]

If John Q Public violated a law, the FBI would break down our door in a no-knock raid and use the violation as leverage to get us to break.  The FBI would not sit around debating  whether John intended to violate the law; they’d deal with that aspect after the raid and the pressure on us to fork over $250,000 in a legal effort to defend ourselves.  [example: see Roger Stone]

But in the DC-tier of justice, where administrating the law is subject to the internal rules that don’t apply outside the bubble, everything must be filtered through “intent”. When intent is transparently obvious, the DC legal theory moves to the second filter where collateral damage to the institutions must be weighted. [example: see James Wolfe]

AG Bill Barr has no intention on prosecuting any former individual or entity, regardless of their political hierarchy and/or level of participation, in the matrix of the coup effort against Candidate/President Trump….  unless the DC-exclusive legal hurdles are met.

(1) There must be clear intention that cannot be excused by the coup participant behind obtuse justifications.  If the corrupt participant says they had to follow-up and investigate because the Trump-Russia ramifications were so enormous (ie. the justification trap); and there’s nobody to refute that, then it’s over.

(2) There must be no collateral damage to the institutions of government.  No executive agency or branch of government can be compromised by the truthful prosecution of an individual from within it.  If the consequences are severe enough to damage an entire institution, then it’s over.

The current DOJ redactions and lack of declassification of a host of known material (including the scope memos), is directly related to #2, the need to preserve and protect people (Rosenstein) and the institutions (DOJ/FBI/Congress).

Think about the argument:  Are we debating what lies behind redactions on current DOJ documents from the AG Bill Barr agency; and simultaneously believing that AG Bill Barr is going to deliver some form of justice from inside the institution of the DOJ?

The Bill Barr Dept. of Justice is currently engaged in an ongoing effort to cover/redact  details that are embarrassing to the institutions; but the same Bill Barr Dept. of Justice is going to prosecute those who embarrassed the institutions?…

There’s something akin to a Stockholm Syndrome in the ability of people to rationalize away two mutually exclusive facets of DOJ behavior. And no, the redactions have nothing to do with U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation. Look at them again if needed.

In the fulsome picture, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr is trying to navigate.

…The challenge 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… And finding a way to tamp down the inquisition…

[@4:10 of Video] INGRAHAM – What can you tell us about the state of John Durham’s investigation? People have been waiting for the, the final report, on what happened with this, what can you tell us?

BARR – “Well I think a report y’know, may be, and probably will be, a by-product of his activity; but his primary focus isn’t to prepare a report, he is looking to bring to justice people who were engaged in abuses if he can show that there were criminal violations; and that’s what the focus is on. And, uh, as you know, being a lawyer yourself, building these cases, especially the sprawling case we have between us that went on for two or three years here, uh…, it takes some time, it takes some time to build the case.  So he’s diligently pursuing it.”

“My own view is that, uh, the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness, there was something far more troubling here; and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.”

INGRAHAM – “The president is very frustrated, I think you, you obviously know that; about Andrew McCabe, uh, he believes that people like McCabe and others just were able to basically flout the laws, and so far with impunity.”

BARR – “I think the president has every right to be frustrated, because I think what happened to him was one of the greatest travesties in American history.  Without any basis uh, they, uh, they started this investigation of his campaign; and even more concerning actually, is what happened after the campaign; a whole pattern of events while he was President. uh, So I, to sabotage the presidency; and I think that, uh, or at least had the effect of sabotaging the presidency.”

INGRAHAM – “Will FISA abuses be prevented going forward given what happened here where FISA judges were not given critical pieces of information; material facts about evidence that informed the governments’ okaying of surveillance on American citizens.”

BARR – “You know I think it’s possible to put in a regime that will make it very hard, either to willfully circumvent FISA, or to do so sloppily without due regard for the rights of the American person involved. And also to make it very clear that any misconduct will be discovered and discovered fairly promptly.”

“So I do think we can put in safeguards that will enable us to go forward with this important tool.. uh.. I think it’s very sad, uh, and the people who abused FISA, have a lot to answer for. Because this was an important tool to protect the American people, they abused it, they undercut public confidence in FISA but also the FBI as an institution: and we have to rebuild that.”

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349 Responses to Footnote #350 – Declassification Puzzles and DOJ Intentions…

  1. TMonroe says:

    Then it really comes down to unredaction etc. through other means than Barr

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    • fatherof3genxers says:

      That is my question. Can President Trump at some point just declass everything related and force the compliance and full transparency. It seems that would remove the status quo of acting like progress is being made while no one is held accountable. Force the truth out there and let them explain it to the public.

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      • Brian in CA4 says:

        Declass is good, but we still need to find someone willing to indict and prosecute them. I’m not holding my breath because President Trump doesn’t have enough allies within the federal government. This November election is critical.

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    • Eileen McRae says:

      Hmmm. It is dependent upon your interpretation of “other means.”

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  2. The Coronavrius shutdown is another Coup attempt by the Deep State….There’s no doubt in my mind, especially what I’ve witnessed over the past 3 1/2 years….It also gives Barr/Durham cover to do nothing and/or excuses to extend supposed investigation out to a later date….

    Seems Dr. Fauci and Brix should have their communications(phones, emails, bank accounts) looked at….These 2 people essentially convinced the President to shutdown the Country, ruin businesses and millions of peoples lives using faulty information that they knew was faulty….

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  3. Sumoyokozuna says:

    So far it is all talk and no action I for one am tired of the talking for the past 3+ years….Trey Gowdy all talk, Jeff Sessions all talk, Lindsey Graham all talk…AG Barr all talk….and I could probably list about 20 more but …Im tired of talking (writing) too

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    • VVV VVV says:

      They are running out the clock in hope that the they can steal the 2020 election through fraud, etc.

      Liked by 5 people

    • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

      Graham is by far he biggest POS on the so called republican side. He has done nothing but run his mouth. He either knows what is coming or he is part of the resistance. The Donald knows which team he plays for and I guess that is all that matters at this point. CV19 actually provides cover for Graham’s inaction..

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  4. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    JMO but The Donald and Grenell sent the DS a little message with this latest declass. Maybe it’s not a big deal but it does let them know who has the ink pen now. The gang of 8 has problems now since they no longer can control the flow. Trump and Richard could turn DC on it’s ear today if they wanted to start the fire with declassified info. We’ll see soon.

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    • Pokey says:

      I hope you are right, because if you are not, We the People are toasted and ready to be eaten. I still believe God may have a way to help us, but seemingly not until we have experienced all of the other possibilities.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Then, RELEASE THE F’N KRAKEN! Why allow Deep Stank to dribble this BS out and bury the lead in tedium. VSGPDJT (and whoever is actually on his side, perhaps Grenell), please simply obtain unredacted electronic copies of the documents and post them on the web. Tweet the URL(s) and announce at press briefings. Maybe give first notice to SD and others who’ve been doing yeomen’s work on these issues for years now. But first and foremost, get the unredacted truth out! This information fundamentally belongs to the USA citizenry! No one in goobermint has the right to hide it from us!

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  5. pyromancer76 says:

    Sundance, thanks for your continued careful analyses, providing us with the evidence you see and enabling us come to our own conclusions.

    I am reading so much that decries “corruption” in above comments. For example, a truth from my perspective. Jederman above at 9:58 a.m. writes: “My position remains unchanged: this, all of this, from obama on down is only possible because the “news” business in the U.S., every platform, is corrupted and rotten to the core.”

    I agree through my rage. Then I call myself beyond my rage and think: This is not about corruption; this is about war. President Trump says we are fighting a war. Right now he is calling it a war against an invisible enemy, but we all know that a whole heck of a lot of it is visible and has been visible for years. Right on the surface. Like rubbing our noses in it.

    The enemy: “We have all the money and power!” “We have voter fraud.” “We own all your entertainment and all your news and all your media corporations.” “We have perpetrated an illegal president on you.” (I could add many more items – and we know this is way beyond “corruption.’) “We can do whatever we darn well please and you can lick our boots.”

    “They” were very close to total victory. But a patriot and his wife rode down that escalator and said NO with an American can-do spirit. MAGA KAG.

    My hope is that the American front in this war against our “silent enemy” is being won on many fronts while we also work to defeat Wuhan Virus. So much – or everything – is about power and money. I think the evil doers have a whole lot less money and very many fewer opportunities to win in this war.

    I am listening to our President say I built the most successful economy ever in the history of the world. We can do it again. I am looking forward to going back to work very soon. I hope AG Barr does too.

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    • lgstarr says:

      But if some guy makes a peace deal with Israel that’s supposed to last 7 years, then we are in the end times.

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    • Eileen McRae says:

      Did Sundance send this article to the attention of AG Barr and Durham? If not, are any of “We, the people” planning on calling Barr’s attention to it and to our analyses of this article via our comments?

      “We, the people” must ensure that Barr receives the message loudly and clearly that American patriots DOUBT he and Durham will do anything!

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    • Mathias says:

      Exactly!

      The Wuhan virus — “the invisible enemy”

      The mainstream western media — “the un-invisible enemy”

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  6. JimFromNH says:

    Barr should stay for now, but Trump needs to keep prodding him like some phlegmatic employee who gets distracted easily.
    I think declassifying one-by-one a set of docs now might help spark Bondo’s enthusiasm / consternation. Make him have to stick with it.
    No more trips for AG to northern Alaska, or exotic locales, unless he’s gonna prosecute the Epstein case, or missing hurricane relief.

    Barr’s routine now includes appearing on the TV circuit every 6-8 weeks & say little of substance.

    But how about a 2-on-2 progress report meeting between Trump, Bill B., Grenell, and John (Huber) Durham?

    Fauci needs to go now, but Mike Pence needs to man-up & request it.

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  7. Perot Conservative says:

    Kevin Brock, 24 years at the FBI, in The Hill today. (Opinion, obviously.)

    AG Barr just signaled that things are about to get ugly for the Russia collusion team

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/492405-ag-barr-just-signaled-that-things-are-about-to-get-ugly-for-the-russia

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    • kleen says:

      I will be glad to be wrong and I will apologize for being wrong and doubting Barr, But I lost hope and It’s hard to believe justice will come.

      Indictments alone mean nothing. Do we have time before November for anything significant to happen?

      I hope this Kevin Brock guy is right. But I’m not happy yet..

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Kleen, at this point, legitimate, bonafide Indictments & Trials would be a monumental achievement.

        Just imagine: 2 or more years of motions, discovery, legal proceedings, ‘Flippers’, potentially more Whistleblowers (who see justice at work), articles, books, exposes, analysis, documents unredacted, and hand wringing. Sunlight!!!

        That in and of itself would be phenomenal.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      You guys should read some of the comments for the Kevin Brock article in the Hill that is referenced above. It will give you a great perspective on what to expect when the fhit hits the san.

      There are folks complaining that it was illegal for Fusion GPS to hire “foreigners” to report on the 2016 election. I often thank SD for educating us, but we take for granted what we know. More importantly we take for granted how many in America will interrupt the truth.

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    • Eileen McRae says:

      Holy Hill! I linked to this article and found it quite relevant to what is happening. However, when I started reading some of the comments, I could not believe that some of these commenters were actually living in the same country that Republicans reside in. Their opinions were totally skewed to the Democrat ideology. No wonder the Republicans have such a difficult time with being believed!

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  8. lfhbrave says:

    “We are once again stuck in this stupid place where DC pretends the previous CIA, FBI and DOJ officials were duped by “Russian disinformation”, while we roll our eyes at them because we know the truth; and we know that they know the truth; but their pretense is supported by a willfully blind media.”

    Strzok knew when he texted Page around the time Mueller was appointed – “There’s no big there there”.

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  9. JohnCasper says:

    Their Christoper Steel (dossier 1.0) failed, but now they are moving forward with their Dr. Anthony Fauc, aka The Wold’s Foremost Authority (dossier 2.0).

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Sporty says:

    If Trump really wanted to clean this up could he not order these redactions immediately?

    Liked by 1 person

    • gsonFIT says:

      I think he delegates to others in an effort to keep an arms length distance for legal reasons. Obviously Manafort did not collude with the Russians, but he bought expensive items and fudged on his taxes so in jail he sits.

      One thing that has really hit home with me during this whole sordid mess is DOJ justice is in the eye of the beholder. You are as guilty as they make you out to be. Citizens have a false sense of virtue in U.S. Government

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  11. kleen says:

    Why would anybody redact information that hides corruption and serves no other purpose than to hide corruption?

    Your answer to that question describes what Barr just did (his DOJ)

    Remember this and much much more could have been out BEFORE the impeachment clown show.

    The coup cabal including the impeachment clowns could have been exposed before the impeachment hoax, yet Barr did nothing.

    Why oh why…

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  12. boomerbeth says:

    BARR/Johnson corrupted the law, as grossly as anyone in modern history:
    A. Barr stonewalled and stopped investigations into all Bush/Clinton and CIA crimes, including:
    i. BCCI and BNL CIA drug banking
    ii. The theft of Inslaw/PROMIS software, and all crimes of state committed by Bush.
    B. Barr provided legal cover for Bush’s illegal foreign policy and war crimes
    C. Barr left Washington, and went through the “rotating door” to the corporate world, where he took on numerous directorships and counsel positions for major companies.
    i. In 2007 and again from 2017, Barr was counsel for politically-connected international law firm Kirkland & Ellis. Among its other notable attorneys and alumni are Kenneth Starr, John Bolton, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and numerous Trump administration attorneys. K&E’s clients include sex trafficker/pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital.

    11-12-1992: William Safire has called Atty. Gen. Barr the “cover-up general”. “Never before in the history of the Republic, in my opinion, has the nation’s chief law enforcement officer been in such flagrant and sustained violation of the law.”

    1992 The cover-up General
    https://www.villagevoice.com/2019/04/18/attorney-general-william-barr-is-the-best-reason-to-vote-for-clinton/

    One day after Bush’s funeral, Donald Trump announced Barr would be his next Attorney General.
    Based on Barr’s history, this will mean no accountability for Deep State criminals. As a result, Trump has all but plugged the drain at the bottom of the swamp – No indictments for Jim Comey, John Brennan, Hillary Clinton or any of the other swamp creatures.

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    • ibid says:

      Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

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    • boomerbeth says:

      “ When an Iraqgate grand jury is finally impaneled, one of its targets is likely to be Robert Mueller, that same Criminal Division’s chief…. Coverup-General Barr and Mr. Mueller were instrumental in appointing the lawyer for the American subsidiary of the British company Matrix Churchill to be U.S. Attorney in Atlanta a few months after the raid on the Atlanta bank…. all the Coverup-General’s men are trying to piggyback on a Weinberger pardon plea. The Iraqgate crew, citing President Bush’s N.S.D. 26 as its license to break the law, wants its sins forgotten as part of an Iran-contra pardoning orgy. Mr. Bush, if he wants to depart in style, should eschew that dishonor.”

      PLAYBOOK
      “William Barr, the 42-year-old Attorney General, became acquainted with Mr. Bush in his 20’s, when he served as one of his aides in the C.I.A.; he was then taken under Boyden Gray’s wing and owes his current lofty position to Gray’s sponsorship. A loyal order-follower, Barr makes no major decision without a nod or wink from his mentor.

      With that background, consider the three interrelated decisions on independent counsel:

      1. Despite demands from both Judiciary committees and an obvious conflict of cover-ups between the Justice Department and the C.I.A., Mr. Barr broke precedent and refused to seek independent counsel in the Iraqgate scandal. Instead, he handpicked a whitewasher who dutifully filibustered past the election,ultimately condemning Congress for the arms buildup of Saddam Hussein. Just before the special-prosecutor act expired, Barr insisted that such an appointment would undermine career officers in the department’s Criminal Division.

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  13. positron1352 says:

    Dismal.

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  14. Andy says:

    I completely disagree with you on this one Sundance. Durham and Barr are going to prosecute anyone who broke the law, as long as they have a high probability of winning the case. You haven’t watched Tony Shaffer. He gives the best insight into the corruption investigation that I have yet seen. He is so far ahead of ANY journalist: Herridge, Solomon, McCarthy and more. You should watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITvnDtuRIgM

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  15. kleen says:

    So Barr went on Fox (targeted audience, us, waiting for justice) Dangled the carrot and just like that… he is gone again.

    Now we wait…

    It’s becoming too predictable. This is the 3rd time this happens.

    I hope Grennell at least releases more docs. Looks like that most we could realistically hope for is to see declassified docs. But that’s it.

    No arrests or punishment of any kind. Not enough time, it’s already mid April. Dems could steal the election easily with mass fraud. It’s what they do.

    Just some docs released, and then back to watching the MSM denying it happened and letting the swamp make their cases to discredit the docs and back to where we are now.

    We know what happened but it goes nowhere. Twitter, FB etc will make sure our voice stays silenced.

    The truth will be contained and discredited.

    Barr will be invited to the coolest parties in DC.

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  16. farmerren says:

    Great article, and admit after reading it last night, I was quite discouraged with humans.
    Today is different, my vote is for Barr/Durham to go ahead and indict.

    Assuming the coup plotters don’t age out, what is to keep a Democrat administration from hiring the same coup plotters again?
    Does being ‘fired or let go’ during a Republican administration keep the coup plotters from ever working again for DOJ and IC?

    In this climate of anything goes justice, I’m guessing politics would influence the answers.

    I already don’t trust the DOJ, IC and others. That ship sailed.
    If confidence in our agencies is important to AG Barr, why not make an honest(!) attempt to build back some trust by arraigning / indicting as many as possible. An honest effort is key.

    Worst case, and I doubt this but assume every case is lost. At least the coup plotters will have spent time living in fear, and money on their defense. Plus, indictments could limit their chances for rehire. The public would see an attempt toward justice.

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    • Issy says:

      Many give the excuse that they don’t prosecute because they can’t win in a D.C. court. I’m
      with you, they should have to go through the process anyway.

      The federal prosecutors should be a little worried. If they can’t bring these awful people to trial, the rule of law is gone and why should a jury find anyone guilty anywhere. I wouldn’t be able to convict anyone of a non violent crime as long as these lawless people in D.C. are not held accountable.

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    • Ryan says:

      Bill Barr can’t be an honest arbiter because his closet is full of skeletons. He worked for George Bush Sr for goodness sake. He is dirty as a crawfish. He would literally be destroyed. He is only there as a protector for Trumps sake. Nothing more.

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  17. Bogeyfree says:

    The fact that Sidney herself retweets this CTH article tells me she just may view Barr in the same light that Sundance does.

    Another example why IMO Sidney is perfect as WH Justice Czar and this move make so much sense.

    1) Slide Eugene Scalia over from Sec. of Labor to AG

    2) Because Sec. Scalia has already gone through the Senate confirmation process for the Sec of Labor position, no additional Senate approvals are needed.

    3) To help AG Scalia, appoint Sidney Powell as WH Justice Czar. (Note Obama appointed 45 Czars during his presidency)

    4) WH Appointees / Czars DO NOT Require Senate Confirmation so both Mr. Scalia and Ms. Powell can start next day if necessary.

    5) In her role as Justice Czar, Sidney works daily with Durham and the US Attorney’s from St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn to allow a second set of eyes and to ensure all stones are being turned over.

    6) You provide both Mr. Scalia and Ms. Powell with full declass authority to read and review all unredacted documents related to this coup.

    7) Because of Sidney’s past experience and knowledge of the DOJ and how it should work vs how it has been working, she is perfect to help AG Scalia bring about equal justice and real change within the DOJ and FBI.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Bogey, good ideas, but Sidney Powell is representing General Flynn, and other clients against the DOJ. That may be one reason Barr is slowing down the Flynn case, having it ‘re-investigated’, withholding fully dispositive evidence of DOJ wrongdoing. As long as the Flynn case is kept alive by the deepstate judge and DOJ, she is frozen in place.

      If PDJT pardons General Flynn, that is more or less an admission of guilt, harming his ability to sue for damages and denial of civil rights under color of law.

      So, Barr hides the records, and stalls the case while judge sullivan sits on his hands and refused to order records produced that he earlier ordered to be produced via a general practice in his court. Sullivan has effectively made an exception to block his general production order, just to frustrate General Flynn’s defense.

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    • Ryan says:

      It’s not hard to figure out what Bill Barr is doing – especially when you research his past. He is the establishment “protector” of the Trump presidency for the time being and nothing more. Maybe trump will one day be able to obtain the power to enact revenge for all the misdeeds perpetrated against him but by then I will most likely be to late. I’m not trying to be a downer but that’s the reality

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  18. Beau Geste says:

    When obama entered the Presidency on January 21, 2009, he issued an Executive Order/Memorandum on FOIA processing, which directed:

    “…The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails. The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears. Nondisclosure should never be based on an effort to protect the personal interests of Government officials at the expense of those they are supposed to serve. In responding to requests under the FOIA, executive branch agencies (agencies) should act promptly and in a spirit of cooperation, recognizing that such agencies are servants of the public.

    All agencies should adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure, in order to renew their commitment to the principles embodied in FOIA, and to usher in a new era of open Government. The presumption of disclosure should be applied to all decisions involving FOIA.

    The presumption of disclosure also means that agencies should take affirmative steps to make information public. They should not wait for specific requests from the public. All agencies should use modern technology to inform citizens about what is known and done by their Government. Disclosure should be timely….’ https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/freedom-information-act

    These redactions are clearly a violation of this Executive Order. Whoever has persisted in making these and other redactions, without legitimate basis, should be fired.

    Judicial Watch should request the Courts to impose sanctions for violating this Order on whoever redacted ’embarassing” records, or did not apply the required “Openness prevails” test, whenever JW obtains previously-withheld records which evidence wrongdoing or Agency ’embarassment’.

    There needs to be an Agency, and personal downside to bureaucratic corruption.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Remember that the $75,000 cost of an FBI conference table was redacted, as a threat to national security if it was revealed?

      No-one was fired. Probably got a bonus.

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  19. Beau Geste says:

    Barr is still pursuing General Flynn, and withholding records in that case.
    Barr is still pursuing Assange, for publishing like the New York Times v Sullivan First Amendment protects, while claiming to want to protect the Constitution.

    walking the talk isn’t one of his strong points.
    Saying one thing, and doing the opposite does seem to be his characteristic, well-established, predictable modus operandi

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      You assume that.

      If you’re still hopeful for justice / i.e. hope ‘porn’, maybe that traunche of information can’t be released bc it messes up Durham’s coming indictments?

      There apparently was an important article in the WSJ about Durham’s activities about a week ago, I haven’t yet looked for it (working). It included information that with other travel being problematic, Durham has even personally driven to DC to make sure the investigation is on track.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        I do assume it. (my legal opinion) There is no legitimate reason to withhold records in the Flynn case. The DOJ has been at this for years. Any perps know what the records are. There is no “prejudice’ problem. There is a DOJ corruption problem that needs to be made public.

        The Assange prosecution, and refusal to even contact Assange to confirm his statement the russians were not his source, while prosecuting people based on a russian source, is disgusting. The Stone prosecution vs Wolfe (with much worse behavior). disgusting.

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  20. islandpalmtrees says:

    Is Carter Page the Primary Sub-source interviewed by FBI beginning in March 2017 and “MALE-1″ in a 302, recording of Page in which he was asked about “working with” Bulatov and Podobnyy, two of the Russian Intelligence Assets?

    The Dossier was dependent on Steele’s exploitation of a former FBI source as a primary sub-source to manufacture the dossier that would get them the FISA.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/01/29/ron-and-chuck-go-fishing-johnson-and-grassley-want-ag-bill-barr-to-declassify-ig-footnotes/

    While the CNN crew was coordinating with the FBI; literally two days before the FBI renewed the FISA warrant on January 12th; and shortly after CNN pushed the narrative; FBI agents visited the U.K, interviewed Steele’s primary sub-source and determined the dossier was garbage. It was the Steele Dossier being identified as garbage that made the FISA renewals invalid…. the same Dossier that Evan Perez was promoting in 2017:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/01/24/cnn-journalist-who-pushed-original-dossier-story-now-covers-invalid-fisa-application-that-relied-on-dossier/

    The only thing the DOJ was hiding was: the reality of a Primary Sub-source who said his contacts were not viewed by him as a network of sources.

    The Primary Sub-source was questioned again by the FBI beginning in March
    2017
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/04/13/footnote-350-declassification-puzzles-and-doj-intentions/

    A close review of the Carter Page 302 forms reveals more context in regards to his possible work within the CIA, as well as the role the CIA may have had in the spying operation against President Trump. The 302’s that have been released detail interviews conducted during March of 2017. It is unknown at this time whether more interviews were conducted after the official appointment of the Special Counsel.

    In one 302, recording an interview with Page on March 30, 2017, Page is asked about “working with” Bulatov and Podobnyy, two of the Russian Intelligence Assets indicted in the FBI case where Carter Page is identified as “MALE-1″.

    http://uncoverdc.com/2020/03/11/carter-page-302s-shed-light-into-relationship-with-intelligence-agencies/

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Are you suggesting carter page was a spy planted in the Trump campaign? The ‘source’ who’se name keeps being redacted in the produced records?
      Page is a very sketchy guy whose behavior makes little sense, unless he ‘works for the company’. .

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        KEY POINTS
        1) The date of March 30, 2017 is the apparent connection.
        2) Steele’s exploitation of a former FBI source as a primary sub-source
        3) Page is asked about “working with” Bulatov and Podobnyy, two of the Russian Intelligence Assets

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  21. James P. Ryan says:

    I had hoped that William Barr was the man to clean up the corrupt FBI and DOJ. I also hoped that the two tiered system of justice often employed inside the Beltway would take a backseat to doing what was best for the nation. I was wrong on both counts.

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  22. JL says:

    I dont think it’s going to be “A [January 12] 2017 report…”.

    More likely it will be even worse. These people write dates with commas. “A January 12[,] 2017 report”. That comma would screw up the spacing. If it’s a specific date it looks to me like it will be prior to January 10 and after January 1. In other words a single digit that is wider than a one, followed by a comma.

    Th other possibility is that it’s only a month of the year. Due to length and the use of “A”, that gives three options.

    September
    November
    December

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    • sundance says:

      Can’t be. Because it’s 2017. FBI was only doing that specific investigative part of dossier verification in Jan, March and May.

      However, like I said…. the sand granules are essentially irrelevant. We know where the beach is located.

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      • JL says:

        That’s a good point about the investigative timeline. And looking back, Solomon had reported that the report was delivered to Flynn’s team a week before the inauguration.

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  23. ChampagneReady says:

    Meanwhile Julian Assange languishes in an England prison when one statement from him could paralyze the Mueller and obama creeps who desperately try to keep the Trump collusion alive. Let alone instantly making all the redactions moot.

    “The DNC emails were given to me by Seth Rich and WikiLeaks still possesses the thumb drive. Any proof needed to show source origin and authenticity is provable to an absolute certainty. ”

    It would rock Washington DC and the world like a 50 mile wide asteroid plummeting to earth.

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  24. OldParatrooper says:

    Fifteen or sixteen characters. Lessee, UK GCHQ and SIS is fifteen. UK GCHQ and MI-6 is sixteen. Secret Intelligence Service is the official name, MI-6 is the common one.

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  25. islandpalmtrees says:

    Was this Steele asking Carter Page to find corroboration?

    “Steele tasked him/her after the 2016 U.S. elections to find corroboration for the election reporting and that the Primary Sub-source could find none. ”

    And, could have Washington Field Office] Agent 1 been Gerald Roberts?

    FBI names Gerald Roberts, Jr. Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division of the Washington Field Office
    By Loren Blinde March 2, 2016

    http://intelligencecommunitynews.com/fbi-names-gerald-roberts-jr-special-agent-in-charge-of-the-intelligence-division-of-the-washington-field-office/

    Each field office is overseen by a Special Agent in Charge (SAC), except those located in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C., which due to their large size are managed by an Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC), assisted by SACs responsible for specific programs or departments.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FBI_field_offices

    The Primary Sub-source also informed WFO [Washington Field Office] Agent 1 that Steele tasked him/her after the 2016 U.S. elections to find corroboration for the election reporting and that the Primary Sub-source could find none. According to WFO Agent 1, during an interview in May 2017, the Primary Sub-source said the corroboration was “zero.”

    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2019/12/lies-and-admissions-spygate-in-light-of.html

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  26. islandpalmtrees says:

    Was a CIA spy/informant (Carter Page) feeding material to the dossier while working for President Trump? .

    Sundance writes: “So the part where we ask questions about U.S. agencies not verifying the material inside a dossier they helped assemble, promote and exploit is, well, a little silly. Alas, this is the pretend questioning game the DC machine likes to play.”

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  27. StJohnOfKek says:

    A couple of optimistic points:

    1. Grenell can declass. Or Ratcliffe (Burr is politically dead meat). The only force against that is your theory of Pompeo managing POTUS – if that is the case, then best to aim your guns at the likes of DTJ, who can influence through the noise.

    2. Clinesmith – his intent is obvious, and unless he pleads the 5th, he can potentially bring the institutions down. And it’ll be difficult for the Deep State to memory hole him, since they served him up in the IG report in 12/19.

    Ultimately, POTUS needs a second term. If we don’t elect him, then frankly our country doesn’t deserve these good things.

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  28. Wretched1 says:

    Sundance, it’s your blog and I respect you greatly; BUT, could you ever even possibly get more negatively-minded than this? Your entire premise is based on history repeating itself and the assumption that things will never change. Fine. But pardon me, there’s an investment adage that rings true: “past returns are no guarantee of future results.”

    The past included four of the worst Presidents in US history who collectively sold our country out to the Chicoms/Globalists/NWO. In the process, they, and their accomplices, callously threw the rule of law out the window and shamelessly ripped this country off for all they possibly could.

    HOWEVER, President Trump is not politically old-school and will not be the 5th in the consecutive line of the worst US Presidents. We all conclude that Wray sucks, you conclude that Barr sucks as well (he is in fact, swamp). Regardless, do you honestly think President Trump is gonna let Spy-gate, Mueller-gate, Atkinson-gate and now Corona-gate just slide w/o bringing these complicit bass-turds to justice? He has already proven himself to not be “business as usual.” He’s the boss, finally. The pins will fall as he continues to roll strikes.

    He seems to stand alone against the hordes who seek to bring him down but he has proven time and time again that he is up to the challenge and will eventually turn the tables.

    Have a little faith, be a bit more patient with your skepticism. We all wanted the President to “get ‘er done” and drain the swamp years ago now. But, he’s trying to move mountains, and in the process, by necessity, trying not to get caught up with the piss-ants (indictments). They’ll follow. Write/speak to get him reelected. Holy hell on the snakes will follow.

    Optimism is a choice. PDJT is the embodiment of optimism. It’s pretty well assured if he were to choose the negative, he’d be granted his wish and this country would continue its slide into the abyss. Not to mention, there’s plenty of reason to choose optimism without anyone labeling it hope porn.

    The absence of hope ultimately leads to despair. Who needs that? Why promote that?

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  29. JL says:

    In the October 11, 2016 interview of Christopher Steele by Obama State Dept. employee Kathleen Kavalec, Steele told Kavalec:
    1. The sources for the dirty dossier were the ex-KGB officer Trubnikov (who is now in Cambridge working with Halper); and Surkov (who is well known by FBI and Obama State Department as Putin’s right hand man whose job was getting rid of Putin’s political opponents by smearing them in the media).
    2. Christopher Steele also told Kavalec that there was a very signficant Russia intelligence network in the US; via RECRUITMENT AT DNC; and who are paid using a pension fund for Vets and were being run by Kremlin and not FSB. Also Peskov was linked as source for HRC dossier.

    So where is the media hysteria? Where are all the investigations of the DNC? I mean if this is true, and the KGB infiltrated the DNC, then whose to say the DNC hack was even real? Where is the server? And again, where are all the investigations of KGB infiltrating the DNC?

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  30. rockdoc76 says:

    Why are there no white hat whistle blowers coming forward to expose the deep seated corruption of the three letter agency’s? This tells me that the corruption is so deep and pervasive that we may never see justice. The mafia code and a dual justice system.

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    • Ryan says:

      Who is to say there isn’t? There is bound to be people in the intelligence community completely disgusted with what has happened over the last decade. Maybe Cohen is on one of them and that’s where these inconspicuous leaks come from. Time will tell

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  32. MaineCoon says:

    Barr is doing DC business – as usual.

    Grennell will see all the docs- unredacted, which means P45 will know.

    I think P45 is (like everything else) going to have to take things into his own hands. When he becomes a private citizen, file suit in FL, starting with spying on a private citizan’s campaign, then prez-elect and Prez. I leave to him to figure out the details.

    He has a better chance suing these co-conspiratrs himself than waiting on Barr or the next DS AG to do it.

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