Jim Jordan Blasts FBI Director Chris Wray in Letter Demanding Answers and Interviews With Bill Priestap and Joe Pientka…

Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee, Jim Jordan, sends a scathing letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray questioning why the evidence of gross political corruption within his institution has to come from judicial documents in the Flynn case rather than honest production of material from the FBI.

Within the letter Mr. Jordan implicates Director Wray in an institutional effort to hide prior abuses in order to keep the American public blind to the corruption within it.  Given recent comments by President Trump about Director Wray, Jordan appears to be in-line with POTUS:

[…] “We write to request that you immediately review the actions of the FBI in targeting LTG Flynn. The American people continue to learn troubling details about the politicization and misconduct at the highest levels of the FBI during the Obama-Biden Administration.

Even more concerning, we continue to learn these new details from litigation and investigations—not from you. It is well past time that you show the leadership necessary to bring the FBI past the abuses of the Obama-Biden era.”

“Please facilitate making former FBI Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Bill Priestap and FBI Agent Joe Pientka available for transcribed interviews about their actions related to LTG Flynn.”

Here’s the full six page letter:

(Source PDF)

With this specifically pointed focus, things are getting interesting.

Here’s a reminder of President Trump’s most recent statements on Director Wray.  This was the day after the IG report which outlined the FISA abuse, and FBI Director Chris Wray downplayed the findings…

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444 Responses to Jim Jordan Blasts FBI Director Chris Wray in Letter Demanding Answers and Interviews With Bill Priestap and Joe Pientka…

  1. warrprin1 says:

    I blame Mitch McConnell and ALL the other Senate Republicans – they, of the current Senate Majority who confirms the President’s nominees.

    The continued incumbency of Christopher Wray at the FBI is their fault, and ours.
    What does this say about our “Republican” elected officials? They are the mobsters who “select” where, when, and how they will “stoop” to support our President Trump.

    And I blame us – for accepting the appeals of the GOP Party Machine, for contributing to their Senate re-election coffers, and for re-electing these absolutely good-for-nothing, treacherous, Uni-Party $hithead$, who wipe their privates with our Constitution, and who would throw any of us from a thirty story window if it suited their craven purpose.

    Wray is bad, but he’s just a weasel on a self-protection mission. The elected Republicans in the U.S. Senate are exponentially worse. They KNOW what Wray’s mission has been since he became FBI Director, and yet – AND YET – they have saluted the Senate Majority Leader, and have pi$$ed for him, in the corner of his choice, on demand.

    There is not one, single, decent, reputable, moral U.S. Senator – not one. God help us.

    They KNOW…..and still…..they’ve aided and abetted Christopher Wray in his mission.

    What now, fellow Patriots? Tom Fitton and a few other heroes are shouldering the entire burden in their effort to save our Constitutional Republic.

    I want to believe, truly I do. But the malevolence our Republic faces is of biblical proportions.

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  2. warrprin1 says:

    God bless Jim Jordan. The House Freedom Caucus is our hope.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. 2packs4sure says:

    If Trump is who I think he is Wray will be OUT after the election,,,,,,,, we’ll see…

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  4. Mary Morse says:

    Excellent timeline in the letter.
    Other events to consider within the context of Rep. Jordan’s timeline:

    Also on Jan. 12, 2017, the first FISA renewal, according to SD’s reporting.

    And this action on Jan. 9, 2017, that defined the process to restore Federal funding of gain of function research:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/p3co-finalguidancestatement.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi22_WetpvpAhUsnq0KHU-lBg8QFjAEegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw29odF0vWhtbS6Zes49jXwR&cshid=1588637176049

    …”1.4. Agencies that adopt a review mechanism consistent with the provisions specified
    below will have satisfied the requirements for lifting that agency’s moratorium on
    certain gain-of-function research consistent with the October 17, 2014 statement
    “U.S. Government Gain-of-Function Deliberative Process and Research Funding Pause
    on Selected Gain-of-Function Research Involving Influenza, MERS, and SARS Viruses.”…

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  5. Mary Morse says:

    Excellent timeline in the letter.
    Other events to consider within the context of Rep. Jordan’s timeline:

    Also on Jan. 12, 2017, the first FISA renewal, according to SD’s reporting.

    And this action on Jan. 9, 2017, that defined the process to restore Federal funding of gain of function research:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/p3co-finalguidancestatement.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi22_WetpvpAhUsnq0KHU-lBg8QFjAEegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw29odF0vWhtbS6Zes49jXwR&cshid=1588637176049

    …”1.4. Agencies that adopt a review mechanism consistent with the provisions specified
    below will have satisfied the requirements for lifting that agency’s moratorium on
    certain gain-of-function research consistent with the October 17, 2014 statement
    “U.S. Government Gain-of-Function Deliberative Process and Research Funding Pause
    on Selected Gain-of-Function Research Involving Influenza, MERS, and SARS Viruses.”…

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  6. Wow, a strongly worded letter …

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dee Paul Deje says:

      I might even be tempted to go with harshly worded.

      Liked by 2 people

    • sturmudgeon says:

      I do know the answer, but still will pose the question: Why are the letters addressed “To The Honorable” ?? Have we seen anything ‘honorable’ about these folks in the last few decades?

      Liked by 4 people

      • JiminCO says:

        Self Aggrandizing honorary prefix. It is used to suggest special Americans, those to look up to and it is often even used as salutation to people the author(s) actually hate and despise.
        George Washington, a leader with humility and deep understanding of “citizen statesman”, rolls in his grave on what Congress has become.

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      • Rhi says:

        Nope. But I do appreciate the name PIENTKA finally coming out into the light. Even Dobbs dropped that name today. Sidney has been biting her tongue on disclosing that pos FIB agent all the way up to yesterday. So sunlight IS being pushed into the public sphere. Exposure to the light of day is a necessary first step. Good on Jordan for doing the ‘strongly worded letter’. And thank God for the intrepid Sundance and the pit bull Sydney!

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    • zozz1 says:

      What force does the letter have in terms of compelling compliance? What if Wray just ignores it? Good “talk” but will it result in “action?”

      Liked by 2 people

      • X XYZ says:

        The addressing of “honorable” is a formality – perhaps even tongue-in-cheek sarcasm.

        Yes, Wray can ignore it. Jordan doesn’t have a police goon squad to drag Wray kicking and screaming into congress to explain himself.

        That’s the division of powers in government. Unless you think an authoritarian state might be preferable… 😉

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      • Bill Walker says:

        The question now becomes: what law prevents the president from instructing Bill Barr to command Wray to comply with all the demands in the letter?

        If there is no such law, but only precedent, and the president were to do so, then game’s up.

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  7. 49perry says:

    Chris Wray will respond with “What are you going to do about it, cry??”

    Liked by 1 person

  8. CMDCMRET says:

    The stage has been set……

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Robert Christensen, Hayden Idaho says:

    Just got done watching the movie Enemy of the State from 1998, talk about prescient knowledge of how the surveillance state operates. I got so pissed I could not watch the whole movie. Time to come clean FBI with what we already know.

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  10. MaineCoon says:

    Thank you rep. Jordan for detailing the reasons Wray should be fired; therefore, preparing anyone not knowledgable of same or surprised when P45 fires his sorry arse.

    Let’s make it a tradition.

    Another FBI director Fired-by-Tweet.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Kaco says:

    Gateway Pundit is reporting that Judicial Watch uncovered that James H Baker *of the Pentagon* is who leaked to WaPo Gen Flynn’s call with Russian ambassador.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/judicial-watch-deep-state-pentagon-official-likely-leaked-flynns-calls-russian-ambassador-washington-post-exposed/

    “Judicial Watch: Deep State Pentagon Official Who Likely Leaked Flynn’s Calls with Russian Ambassador to Washington Post Exposed”

    “udicial Watch released 143 pages of new records today from the U.S. Department of Defense, showing extensive communications between the Pentagon’s Director of the Office of Net Assessment James Baker and Washington Post reporter David Ignatius.

    Lawyers for Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn alleged in a November 1, 2019, court filing that Baker “is believed to be the person who illegally leaked” to Ignatius the transcripts of Flynn’s December 29, 2016, telephone calls with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. The Washington Post published Ignatius’ account of the calls on January 12, 2017, setting in motion a chain of events that lead to Flynn’s February 13, 2017, firing as National Security Advisor and subsequent prosecution for making false statements to the FBI about the calls. U.S. Attorney John Durham is reportedly investigating the leak of information targeting Flynn.

    In an email exchange on October 1, 2018, in a discussion about artificial intelligence, Baker tells Ignatius: “David, please, as always, our discussions are completely off the record. If any of my observations strike you as worthy of mixing or folding into your own thinking, that is as usual fine.” Ignatius replies, “Understood. Thanks for talking with me.””

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/documents/jw-v-dod-baker-ignatius-prod-1-03564-pg-10/

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  12. JimFromNH says:

    On its face, yes- Jim Jordan’s ability to compel FBI-Wray to do anything is limited.
    But I think this succinct and fully annotated letter shouldn’t be cast aside by Wray either.

    Jordan is informing him that Wray has few friends left in the Trump camp.
    Moreover, despite positive press over 2 generations, & many highly-rated TV shows, no citizens really trust the FBI like they used to.
    Christopher Wray may have thought he could do virtually nothing, and still be appreciated—something like Sessions, Barr, or Graham.

    -The note does imply that Wray has no future as FBI Chief, IF Trump wins the 2020 election.
    -Also that eyes will be on him, if he tries to DERAIL Trump like his predecessors did.
    -He hints that NOW relations between Wray, and Sidney Powell & Gen.Flynn supporters are hostile and dangerous.
    -Jim Jordan also sends a warning shot to Nadler/Pelosi/Clyburn that whenever new Trump-hearings start, Jordan will be ready to rumble.
    -Finally Jordan’s obviously not alone in the woods. He has allies. And he might just become the next House Speaker.

    Liked by 5 people

    • littleanniefannie says:

      Should have been instead of DS Ryan. We wouldn’t have been forced to watch our VSG go through HELL for us! In retrospect, Ryan was way too close to that RINO Mittie to be trusted to do anything. Utahans should do a quick recall on ole Mittie. Just think Utahans—you wouldn’t even lose a resident.

      Liked by 3 people

    • As a Man Thinkth says:

      Why no letter with TEETH from Sen. Lindsay Graham, after all his committee can actually do something about exposing the coup and cover up?

      Liked by 1 person

    • guest4ever says:

      Jim, having Jordan as the next House Speaker would be FANTASTIC!!! He’d get things moving and done!!!

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      • budklatsch says:

        I’m trying to look out beyond the 8 years of POTUS Trump. By then, he will have set in motion gargantuan course correction movements in the swamp and will need a successor that will keep the direction set (not like Reagan’s misstep with HW) for another 8 years. Who has the fire? Not Pence for certain. Nunes? Jordan?

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  13. Bogeyfree says:

    The real tragedy in all of this is the simple fact the FISA Court had to order all that we are seeing.

    Thus the tweet by Sundance!

    TheLastRefuge
    @TheLastRefuge2
    Barr wasn’t being forthcoming.
    Wray wasn’t being forthcoming.
    Jensen wasn’t being forthcoming.
    Durham wasn’t being forthcoming.

    This was not a voluntary effort.

    The FISC ordered them to be forthcoming

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  14. SW Richmond says:

    I never imagined the corrupt federal government would double-, triple-, and quadruple-down on coverups, lies and crimes under such obvious circumstances. They are self-destructing.

    The covid-19 overreaches committed by federal and state governments have completely discredited them. Fauci and Birx are such laughingstocks no one watches the “briefings” anymore. This fact can be seen by public ignoring lockdowns, so lockdowns are being “relaxed”. “I’m their leader, which way did they go?” Right, Governor Blackface Babykiller?

    Our electing Trump has pulled all of the crazies, tyrants, paper tigers, perverts and other vermin (I.e., liberals) out of the closet. It’s been very interesting watching it unfold and watching normies wake up BECAUSE NOW THEY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE.

    Off the couch and into the street.

    Liked by 3 people

    • sturmudgeon says:

      “It’s been very interesting watching it unfold ” maybe, but it certainly has been frustrating..

      Liked by 3 people

      • HempforVictory says:

        More frustrating than fun… but it will be incredibly satisfying if they can convict some combo of Comey, Clapper and Brennan… and I think if one skates, I’d put my money on Clapper…

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  15. California Joe says:

    A few good arrests of high ranking FBI and DOJ officials by Durham about now would put a stake through the heart of the Coronavirus shutdown completely change the news cycle. It’s the fastest way to get Americans back to work!

    Liked by 3 people

  16. disgusted citizen says:

    It’s increasingly clear that the DS wields absolute power. They can do whatever they want and no one can do a damn thing about it. Trump came 8 years too late.

    Liked by 1 person

    • harrietht3 says:

      Nonsense.
      Absolute power — what a laugh.
      Saddam Hussein thought he had absolute power, and he ended up trapped in a hole underground and finally swinging at the end of a rope.
      Pride goeth before a fall — and these guys and gals are going to fall, big time and deservedly so.
      Buck up, buster!

      Liked by 2 people

  17. bessie2003 says:

    Nice sternly worded letter.

    Wonder how many weeks, or even months, before these Congressmen receive a response that the FBI cannot respond to cases currently under litigation.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. WVNed says:

    Lots of blasting, investigating and sternly lettering.
    All crooks are still crooking at full capacity.

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    • harrietht3 says:

      Hah!!
      Not so, my disillusioned-sounding friend.
      Comey: Fired!
      Hillary: winged.
      So many reassigned and let go; I’ll let you do the research.

      So many lawyering up! It’s a sight to behold.

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  19. Ned Zeppelin says:

    Great Letter, Jim. No room to hide.

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  20. p'odwats says:

    We all know our entire federal government is crooked as can be. These people all think they can skate because if one tries to bring them down they all go down. Enough already. The FBI, CIA, the State and Justice Departments, etc. are teeming with criminals at all levels. The hammer has to be dropped on all of them even if means the entire federal bureaucracy is destroyed. We’re essentially living in a banana republic right now.

    Liked by 3 people

    • X XYZ says:

      “Banana republic”?

      We can grow almost everything here in the USA – but…
      Yes! We have no bananas! We have no bananas today!

      (We used to have Obamas – but we have no Obamas today…)
      🙂 🙂

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    • guest4ever says:

      “…even if means the entire federal bureaucracy is destroyed.” THAT would be great!!! The hammer should be dropped on the entire federal (and many state) bureaucracies ASAP!!!!

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  21. TarsTarkas says:

    When you’re in the minority all you can do is complain and point out things. Better to be a squeaky wheel than to stay silent.

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  22. It was a strong letter. Too bad Wray laughed at it and probably “deep filed” it. As long as AG Barr is there, Wray is safe.

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    • HempforVictory says:

      He shouldn’t be laughing, I suspect Trump fires him if he doesn’t comply… and it’s pretty clear it would be the right choice… it already is, but this might enrage Trump enough to do it.

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  23. Richie says:


    ….

    Liked by 2 people

    • Greg1 says:

      Man alive, that is one of the most impressively accurate political cartoons I’ve seen in awhile. The way everything the democrats did to set up Trump, they designed it to be a case of him “obstructing justice” if he even defended himself against their false charges. And impeached him for it.

      Trump tweets something………”impeach!”

      I pray they never get completely in power.

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  24. Blind no Longer says:

    Explain why the Committee and the American public are learning of the FBI’s misconduct with respect to LTG Flynn from court filings rather than from you.

    .Explain whether you or any other member of the FBI’s senior leadership prevented or delayed the disclosure of additional exculpatory information to LTG Flynn and his legal team.

    Yes Director Wray, you corrupt Deep State POS…please answer these questions!!!

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  25. emeraldcoaster says:

    The absence of Miss Lindsey’s call from the Senate for Wray’s public flogging speaks volumes.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Judge J GASPS ‘wow’ after Sydney Powells disclosures tonight about Holder/Lynch/Yates:

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  27. jjs says:

    Gen Michael Flynn for FBI Director!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. what i’d like to know is who advised trump to appoint wray. rnc anybody?

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  29. S. Armaticus says:

    “Please facilitate making former FBI Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Bill Priestap and FBI Agent Joe Pientka available for transcribed interviews about their actions related to LTG Flynn.”

    I say again…

    “… FBI Agent Joe Pientka…”

    The Honorable Congressman spoke the name that shall not be spoken!

    Stone him…

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  30. spinoneone says:

    Asking Wray to “fix” the FBI is like asking the DNC to “investigate” the Tara Reade matter.

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  31. CharterOakie says:

    Excellent letter, which memorializes, formalizes and succinctly lays out the key evidence and dates. Important that it comes from members of Congress.

    I interpret it to mean that Durham is ready to rock, and if Wray testifies, he will state that ongoing criminal investigations prohibited him from disclosing the information himself.

    Otherwise POTUS would have canned Wray long ago. He has repeatedly said and demonstrated that he is perfectly fine installing “Acting” directors or cabinet secretaries.

    Complicated business, folks.

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  32. Jimmy Jack says:

    I truly appreciate Trump calling Wray out. When Wray was confirmed so quickly I knew he was no good.

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  33. Jimmy Jack says:

    I truly appreciate Trump calling Wray out. When Wray was confirmed so quickly I knew he was no good.

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  34. Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

    He should have ended it with one final question,”Who is Eric Ciamerella?”
    Asking for a friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • HempforVictory says:

      That’ll happen when the Republicans turn back to the Ukrainian corruption… they need to deal with the bigger, more serious Abuses from the Russia hoax first.

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  35. Gerry Shuller says:

    Oh, joy – another strongly worded letter

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  36. GGHD says:

    There is a real problem with some of the dishonest people in the FBI and the IRS. … We know about it, because the activities by the bureaucrats against Trump, conservatives and religious people.
    This is a story about California. … How many readers of TheConservativeTreehouse could accumulate and conceal a Million dollars in cash, without attracting attention of the bureaucrats >everywhere.

    +There’s a large number of HONEST cops and people on the West Coast. … [I know, I would be tempted to turn the cash in! ~ Into my mattress, and sleep better than using a MyPillow!]

    FoxNews May 5, 2020. =
    “Suspect drops nearly $1M on road during police chase in California: cops”

    A suspect dropped nearly $1 million in cash on the side of the road during a police chase in California on Friday, authorities said.

    Frank Capraro, 23, and Desmond McDay, 25, both of New York, were arrested Friday evening following a chase that saw the men use walkie-talkies to communicate and a third suspect attempt to block a California Highway Patrol (CHP) vehicle, police said, according to the Merced Star-Sun.

    The officer was traveling with his K9 partner “Beny,” who noticed the smell of narcotics on the cash and it was later discovered the suspects were traveling to northern California to purchase marijuana, the CHP said.

    “K9 Beny usually gets all the glory in these types of incidents but it is his handler that really deserves the credit this time. What an amazing team!” CHP Merced wrote on Facebook.

    Before the chase, the officer observed three cars traveling together on Interstate 5 in Merced County around 6:26 p.m. on Friday. He attempted to stop one of the vehicles — a black 2020 Chevrolet Suburban — which failed to yield. During the chase, one of the other vehicles, a black Ford Expedition, attempted to block the CHP officer, who was able to outmaneuver it.

    The Suburban was eventually pursued and at some point dumped two cardboard boxes off near the shoulder of the highway. After dropping the cash, the driver took off again, before he eventually surrendered, police said.

    “Merced Communications Center received several 911 calls regarding the cardboard boxes that were dropped off on the shoulder,” police said. “Officers retrieved the cardboard boxes and located U.S. currency estimated to be $915,000.” … …

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  37. Lighten Up, Sparky says:

    It was immediately apparent that Wray is not the reformer that is required. Moreover, there’s no need to worry about hurting anyone’s feelings in the FBI. Who better to understand the corruption at the FBI than those who work there?

    Wray, and other agency heads, is charged with running the agency. There is no reason to wait on an IG or the AG to take action. Do your job, or get out of the way.

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  38. deeperinfo says:

    Are there ways we can assist Sundance in One specific area of investigation?

    * CONSPIRACY *

    Yes, people, not b-leaving Missouri until they Show Me the Indictments, yet
    the Key word floated this past week: Conspiracy. Rumors / leak / misdirection? but that word is tied to Durham’s work now by _________? Shaping the PR?

    Yes, Sundance has charted the evidence,but maybe the Feds need more explicit help:

    Your ideas —?

    What is legally needed to prove a Conspiracy case?
    How are the different cases (Flynn, PapaD, Page, Manafort, Stone, Hellery) linked?

    Who were the ‘hand-picked’ team that had multiple linked cases?
    Who are the repeated links to other agencies, orgs? (DOJ, CIA, FBI, FISA, ONA, NSA)

    It seems like there are literally as many as a hundred people involved here…
    How do you prove coordination? What is missing? Who might be able to find it? How to encourage a true whistle-blower to step up?

    What are the questions that need to be asked? Yes, Sundance has covered this deeply, but more specifically to proving a Conspiracy?

    I know Sundance has made multiple charts – which is the most clear and detailed as to the players in this game? (like Stefan Halper, and his ties to each case, and the CIA, Defense). I’ll do a site search and see if I find it…

    This did not all occur by organic happen-stance: it was a coordinated plan. This thing is too complicated to explain to my Mother – how would a Jury grasp it? They need a simple visual of mapped connection, with some timeline overlay to clarify. Probably needs a computer data display expert to simplify.

    Who controlled Halper?
    What was he paid for?
    Where are his instructions, and from whom?
    Who was in contact with the FBI and set up London visit?

    Likewise, who in the FBI/DOJ was advising / working with Wray to withhold the exculpatory evidence from Flynn?

    How do you prove a conspiracy. For example, Flynn’s corrupt attorney’s wrote in an email that the intent of the prosecutor was to hide their side understanding to prevent disclosure to the Court. If that’s not legitimate legal proof of a Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice I don’t know what could be sufficient proof. It may be harder to prove but Conspiracy is the reality of the criminal Big Ugly.

    Something stinks here… fetid swamp gas.

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  39. Ironclaw says:

    I’m sure that strongly worded letter is very alarming to Mr. Wray … The only thing criminals like him understand is when you slam the cell door shut.

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  40. Ironclaw says:

    I’m sure that strongly worded letter is very alarming to Mr. Wray … The only thing criminals like him understand is when you slam the cell door shut.

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