McCarthy Discusses When Flynn Was NOT Unmasked and The Missing Pientka 302…

Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy has an article written today pointing to the primary issue about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn: “The Real Story is When Flynn Was Not Unmasked” – READ HERE.

McCarthy has reviewed the documents; looked at the research; reviewed what the IG said was not happening; and came to the same conclusion as CTH.  The Obama surveillance of Flynn did not include ‘unmasking’ because the collection was not incidental.

McCarthy points the media’s incurious compass needle toward the CIA, but don’t expect any DC media to follow it.  The truth is adverse to MSM interests.  There’s only one way for the Flynn-Kislyak call and content to be tracked, captured, discussed and shared by the Obama administration without the unmasking between 12/29/16 and 01/04/17.  A reverse targeted intercept on Flynn through Kislyak.  [CIA/NSARead McCarthy Column Here

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The previous administration, and their resistance defenders in the current administration embedded within the DOJ and FBI, are desperate to avoid any admission that incoming NSA Michael Flynn was under surveillance.  As soon as they can no longer hide the surveillance story, the shift to question the predicate of the Mueller investigation starts.

President Obama’ entire team (staff, officials, politicians); along with Republican allies like Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell et al; along with DOJ, FBI and IC preservationists like Bill Barr, Chris Wray et al; along with the entire DC media apparatus do not want to admit the Trump administration was under surveillance by the Obama administration. However, they can’t hide it because it happened.

On the Flynn 302 (the research evidence and documents are clear):

• The 302 was written by Joe Pientka on January 24, 2017.
• The 302 was edited by Peter Strzok prior to Feb 10, 2017.
• The 302 was re-edited by Lisa Page on Feb 10, 2017.
• Michael Flynn was fired on Feb 13, 2017.
• The 302 was discussed again on Feb 14, 2017.
• Andrew McCabe approved the edits on Feb 14, 2017.
• The 302 was officially finalized on Feb 15, 2017.

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356 Responses to McCarthy Discusses When Flynn Was NOT Unmasked and The Missing Pientka 302…

  1. Darren says:

    On the legal side. I have a friend that tells me it’s an open secret in Washington that Durham is doing grand juries. She’s not an insider but the rumor mill is in full swing. So who knows. I’ll cross my fingers and hope some of the names and charges she dropped are true. I’ll believe when I see the trials happening.

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    • carthoris says:

      Durham’s secret grand juries may be like the German’s secret weapons in 1945. To the extent they existed, it was too little and too late to turn the tide.

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      • redline says:

        On the other hand, they may prove as effective, and as effectively used, as America’s secret weapon in 1945 – causing previously unimaginable destruction, but saving countless lives and vital treasure, and bringing a quick end to a conflict that badly needs it.

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  2. Rj says:

    “I’ll have more flexibility after my last election “
    By all means necessary they’ll do everything they can to steal the election like the fraudulent midterms. Those involved in that club include many Rino traitors

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  3. inspectorudy says:

    The only way we will ever see all of the documents that will show how they pulled off this treason is to evacuate the buildings of the DoJ, NSA, and the FBI and then lock the doors. The infamous 302’s from the two agents who interviewed Flynn are now missing and probably gone forever. More of the incriminating documents will hit the shredder if left to the criminals in those departments.

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    • dman213and says:

      Anything that was ever on a government server can be restored. This wasn’t typed on a typewriter in hard copy form.

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    • Dave Hunter says:

      All FBI documents are entered into the electronic filing system with a number. They are never “lost.” What is going on is the FBI is refusing to cough up the very first iteration of the 302 that Pientka wrote, likely because the edits made are a fraudulent representation of what Flynn actually said and the agents actually believed after the interview. There are texts from the 24 January time frame that have reactions to Pientka and Strzok’s briefing to the 7th floor that Flynn didn’t lie. McCabe was VERY unhappy with that and said something to the effect of, I don’t believe it.

      Undercover Huber has a must read thread on Twitter today about what happened in November, 2017 before Flynn copped the plea.

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  4. MustangBlues says:

    Lest we forget the stripes of Andrew McCarthy, check this link for him among the Never Trump supporters at National Review.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2016/02/15/conservatives-against-trump/

    McCarthy evidently loves the law and parsing legal issues, but politically he is swamp dweller, and a Never Trumper.

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    • He’s come around and changed his mind about that, Mustang.

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      • Drogers says:

        I’m inclined to say you’re right and I might pay a complement.

        The more years we add seems almost inevitable we get a little more set in our ways {least for me}. I give him props for seeing he was wrong, props for being man enough to admit, and props for siding w/ Mr. President when he feels he’s done right. Not to say everything he writes about PDJT is flattering but he’s earned his niche I think.

        As the hardcore for our President we should be forgiving enough to welcome as many as possible into the fold.

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      • tommylotto says:

        It has been fun watching the light bulb go on in McCarthy’s head. He started this process by singing the praises of the DOJ rank and file and sang hosannas to the integrity of Mueller. Then drip, drip, drip. He tried to makes excuses and provide plausible explanations, but the explanations kept getting more and more implausible. Finally, he threw up his hands and said something is rotten in DC!

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        • marmocet says:

          I wasn’t very familiar with McCarthy until recently, and I do like a lot of his work, but I found it odd that someone as knowledgeable as he is would often repeat the claim that “no serious person denies that the Russians tried to interfere with the 2016 election”. I think I’m a fairly serious person and I’m agnostic about whether the Russians (i.e., the Russian government) tried to interfere* with the 2016 election. What I do know is that the evidence that has been put forward that they did has been laughably weak, and some of it, like the IC-endorsed Russian DNC hack claim by Crowdstrike, I suspect is actually fake. I also don’t find the often repeated line that “of course Russians tried to interfere with the 2016 election, because that’s the kind of thing they always try to do” to be particularly persuasive since it’s never accompanied by any examples or evidence from the post-Soviet era.

          *I also note that “interfere” has become a weasel word because it is sufficiently vague that it can mean just about anything, including things as innocuous as private Russian citizens expressing opinions about American political candidates.

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      • sarsfield says:

        McCarthy can be both a never Trumper and be pro rule of law for Flynn – I prefer they go hand in hand but they don’t have to.

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      • gary says:

        he had no choice. the evidence is overwhelming.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      McCarthy has freely addressed the fact that he was wrong when he first addressed this whole issue. He simply did not imagine the depth and breadth of corruption in the DOJ and FBI. This is the guy who (successfully) prosecuted the Blind Shiekh after the first World Trade Center attack. He served his country and the DOJ honorably, and one can only imagine how disillusioned he was.

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  5. Bryan Alexander says:

    People, the USA monitors the phone calls of pretty much any foreign diplomat that can present any threat at all to the United States. Monitoring Kislyak is not illegal nor even a surprise. It is what the Intelligence Agencies do.

    What is illegal is using foreign intelligence surveillance for to listen to American Citizens for domestic political purposes.

    1. There was NO CREDIBLE REASON to start surveillance of the Trump campaign. NONE! That is why the originating Electronic Communication is still classified. John Brennan made up some garbage so that they could “justify” what they were doing.

    2. This was a huge undertaking. They were getting intercepts from the CIA (legally obtained) and passing that information to Obama to be used for political purposes (illegal).

    3. They weren’t getting enough from the foreign intercepts, so they created crimes (Pappadapolis and Page) so that they could get a FISA warrant on them and get the conversations they needed to fill in the blanks from the foreign intercepts. The CIA enlisted asstes to try and frame Page and Pappadapolis. I still think Carter Page was working FOR the CIA. Why do you think they kept the FISA on Page after he was no longer a part of the campaign and after the election? So they could utilize the Two-hop and get the calls, emails, texts and everything else from probably everyone on the campaign and most in the administration.

    4. It was a MASSIVE illegal spying operation. When Trump won, it became a MASSIVE coverup to keep from going to jail.. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, AP, everybody has trashed trashed Trump because the Shadow Government (yeah, remember that term?) was going 121% to convince everyone that Trump must be removed. Why? To keep themselves out of jail.

    5. The media knows this. They have RELENTLESSLY attacked Trump to turn the country so far against him that the average citizen cannot “shift” to demanding jail for the people who committed crimes 1000 times worse than Watergate.

    6. Who were/are the biggest threats, beside Trump? Devin Nunes and Michal Flynn, How did they counter them? They filed false ethics charges to get Nunes sidelined during the critical period, then used Adam Schiff to conduct a Goebbels level propaganda campaign. They used a special counsel to get Flynn first, then tried a Hail Mary to get Trump. The Deep State even got several GOP members to retire and flip the House to the Dems so they could impeach.

    When you step back and look at the big picture, it is OBVIOUS what transpired. The media is deceiving the American People.

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    • Dave Hunter says:

      That is why the media is the enemy of the people.

      Liked by 4 people

    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Very nice, Bryan: in a nutshell.

      Re the Kislyak information, the fact that something is technically legally obtained does not make all of its uses legal. E.g., you may legally obtain a pistol, but that does not make using it to rob a bank legal.

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  6. TwoLaine says:

    The FBI Manufactured ‘302s’ before Mueller
    by Jack Cashill
    18 Dec 2018
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/the_fbi_manufactured_302s_before_mueller.html

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  7. itsspiritual says:

    Can someone enlighten me as to why the Obama officials were requesting Flynn unmakings well before he ever talked to Kislyak? They started in Nov, and continued for the month before the Flynn call. This seems rather important no?

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    • Dave Hunter says:

      I believe Flynn was talking to multiple representatives of foreign governments, and after each conversation the word of what country was passed around so that interested parties could request the unmasked transcript. The FBI had, possibly, a pen register on his Blackberry so each number called or received would be known to them.

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    • Bryan Alexander says:

      Look at my post above. They wanted everything they could get on Flynn and others

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    • John17milw says:

      Flynn was regarded by Obama as just as dangerous as Kim Jong Un. Why? It’s true he challenged Obama on al Qaeda, but the facts were already out on that. The danger from Flynn and Trump was their view of China. Follow the money. There is more Chinese money corrupting every part of our society than from any other source. Soros’ money is insignificant compared to China. They own lots of politicians, businesses, propaganda outlets, universities etc. Flynn and Trump are a threat to a river of money. And by the way, where did China get the money?

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        To give you some perspective, even Soros has called out the Chinese on their corrupting ways (mainly of course because they can outspend him).

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        I think you are right, John. And Flynn would have been in a position to expose the whole anti-Trump conspiracy. I think they saw his and his partner’s business relationship with Turkey as a vulnerability and went after them both, under cover of a possible FARA violation. The partner eventually went to trial on these grounds, but the judge threw the case out of court. (Hence, there is no other prosecution on which to fall back, if Flynn beath this rap–which may help to explain the bizarre actions of Judge Sullivan.)

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  8. T2020 says:

    I am a little confused by Kayleigh’s words when she told the reporter “when Flynn was unmasked”. SD showed us he WASN’T unmasked. Kayleigh needs to read SD’s posts. 😁

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  9. Ken Green says:

    There is no missing Pientka 302. The 302 was a working document completed by Pientka in Sentinel and sent electronically to Strzok who totally re-wrote it with Page’s help. Pientka would have had to sign off electronically to the changes to remove the “draft deliberative” status. Perhaps setting up Flynn was a bridge too far for Pientka after having sworn to the bogus FISA warrant. May explain his apparent disappearance in early 2017.

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  10. islandpalmtrees says:

    As I finished this, I realized that the Pen register was still being approved and used by the FISA process. So two paths, seem possible in obtaining Pen register on Flynn.

    Did Baker apply for and receive the authority for the Pen register on Micheal Flynn? What judge did Baker use to get the Pen register? Could the Judge be Sullivan?

    The attorney for the Government or law enforcement or investigative officer must go to court in order to obtain the pen register or trap and trace device anywhere within the United States. This means a legal record should exist. Comey’s legal council in January of 2017 was James Andrew Baker. American government official at the Department of Justice who served as general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In December, 2017.

    Whenever such an order is served on any person or entity not specifically named in the order, upon request of such person or entity, the attorney for the Government or law enforcement or investigative officer that is serving the order shall provide written or electronic certification that the order applies to the person or entity being served.

    18 U.S. Code § 3121.General prohibition on pen register and trap and trace device use; exception

    Except as provided in this section, no person may install or use a pen register or a trap and trace device without first obtaining a court order under section 3123 of this title or under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) or an order from a foreign government that is subject to an executive agreement that the Attorney General has determined and certified to Congress satisfies section 2523.

    18 U.S. Code § 3123.Issuance of an order for a pen register or a trap and trace device

    (1)Attorney for the government.—
    Upon an application made under section 3122(a)(1), the court shall enter an ex parte order authorizing the installation and use of a pen register or trap and trace device anywhere within the United States, if the court finds that the attorney for the Government has certified to the court that the information likely to be obtained by such installation and use is relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation. The order, upon service of that order, shall apply to any person or entity providing wire or electronic communication service in the United States whose assistance may facilitate the execution of the order. Whenever such an order is served on any person or entity not specifically named in the order, upon request of such person or entity, the attorney for the Government or law enforcement or investigative officer that is serving the order shall provide written or electronic certification that the order applies to the person or entity being served.

    c)Time Period and Extensions.—
    (1)An order issued under this section shall authorize the installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device for a period not to exceed sixty days.

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    • 4220ma says:

      Ok I might be missing something but, Flynn’s phone was government issue. There for it belong to the US government. It’s not a private personnel phone therefor the government has every right to the PIN number. No different than any company issued phone. No need for a warrant.

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        You could well be right, but then how do you explain the requirement for a FISA Pen register. About 60 in 2017 and in 2017 40 were issued? You can have one, not both, right?

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        Actual numbers follow
        It seems Comey could have used the Pen register connected to FISA for authentication in 2016 and 2017

        Just Interesting —
        This report when to Charles E. Grassley, Robert W. Goodlatte, Richard Burr and Devin Nunes

        Click to access prtt-2017.pdf

        This report is submitted in accordance with section 406 of the Foreign Intelligence
        Surveillance Act of 1978 (the “Act”), as amended, 50 U.S.C. § 1801 et seq. It provides
        information regarding applications to use pen register and/or trap and trace devices (PR!IT) conducted pursuant to the Act during the period from July 1, 20 17 through December 31, 2017.

        Pen Orders/Tracking

        Click to access ic-trans-2017.pdf

        Years 13 14 15 16 17
        Total number of orders 131 135 90 60 33
        Estimated number of targets of such orders 319 516 456 41 27

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      • Silentmenagerie says:

        If he was issued a govt phone, it seems like the govt anticipated him needing a phone in his capacities i.e. calling foreign leaders as incoming member of administration. Aside from never being successfully used for conviction, the Logan Act claims should have been a non starter as the govt thought he needed a phone for his transition duties. He obviously has some role and function, even in transition.

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        • islandpalmtrees says:

          According to the law – shown above – the following are the only three ways to get a Pen register : court order, or warrant under 50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. or order from a foreign government that is subject to an executive agreement.

          I see nothing about Flynn’s role in the government or being part of the same organization or business?

          Extract from above
          “Except as provided in this section, no person may install or use a pen register or a trap and trace device without first obtaining a court order under section 3123 of this title or under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) or an order from a foreign government that is subject to an executive agreement that the Attorney General has determined and certified to Congress satisfies section 2523.”

          Please tell me were I am wrong?

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        • islandpalmtrees says:

          Second observation: The FISA Court has issued several Pen register for 2016 and 2017. Reference Click to access ic-trans-2017.pdf for added detail.

          Why setup one set of rules for everyone else but for the FBI? On it’s face, this seems odd.
          The intent seems clear, get FISA approval first for the Pen register.

          Now, could the FBI have still performed this Pen register illegally, Oh yes!

          I look forward to learning from you.

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          • rose day says:

            Islandpalmtrees . . . thanks much for the lesson. Sydney Powell may be in possession of the information herein yet if not, a ‘send’ to her could be worthwhile.

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  11. PMadison says:

    The MSM argues there’s no need to investigate or report on any Obamagate crimes because it’s a “Trump conspiracy theory.”

    Following that logic, they would never have reported the assassination of JFK because there’s more than one theory as to who killed him.

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  12. islandpalmtrees says:

    Why not?
    Pientka were is your original copy of the Flynn 302?
    Check Pientka copy against what was delivered to the WH regarding Flynn?

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  13. Neo says:

    Flynn was in Dominican Republic for the Dec-29 phone call.
    Call may have been intercepted by CIA, which is not subject to FISA masking rules. The kicker is that CIA intercepts are, last I knew, not admissible in US courts. This may explain why the 302 has been so elusive.
    The unmaskings may have been a decoy operation to make it look like the phone intercept was from the FBI.

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  14. MaineCoon says:

    What do you have to lose, Mr. President?

    Ric Grenell needs to produce all incriminating documents to the public. Let the citizenry vote some of these crooks out of office. That will be the only justice we will see. Don’t deny us that justice. The judicial system is a crapshoot. In DC, guaranteed injustice, ie. Judge Sullivan.

    What do you have to lose, Mr. President?

    You have a lot to lose. So do we.

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    • icthematrix says:

      A ton to lose.

      I believe President Trump is positioning this to come to a head in the near future. Pieces being released…enemy whines and squirms. He’s calling out the Senate, even Turtle. You can’t set those tables without a meal being prepared to serve.

      It may be only hope, but my hope remains and is encouraged by evidence of actions.

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  15. islandpalmtrees says:

    Is Flynn no longer a U.S. Citizen, subject to it’s laws when outside of the United States? I don’t see how the following is legal if Flynn retains his rights as a U.S. Citizen, if true?

    “The CIA collects intelligence not under FISA but under Executive Order 12,333. The CIA is not governed by FISA because its intelligence operations are conducted outside the United States; the FBI is under FISA because its foreign counterintelligence mission is principally domestic.”

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    • WSB says:

      Britain may be the culprit.

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        You mean this?

        Hannigan’s exit is almost certainly more than it seems, and the Flynn dismissal also would appear to have aspects that have not yet surfaced and, in truth, might never see the light of day. It is not unreasonable to argue that it can all be connected. Aggrieved senior officials closely tied to the outgoing White House might have surreptitiously sought assistance from a “special relationship friend” in a foreign government to make a case that would humiliate and ultimately bring down an unlovable and abrasive incoming national-security advisor. Of course, one still needs to learn who those senior officials were and consider whether they should be allowed to walk away from what they have done.

        As for Hannigan, did the Trump White House discover what had occurred and did it back channel to British Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that someone’s head roll? Or did May learn of the maneuvering independently and respond appropriately? However it is playing out right now, someday the whole story almost certainly will be leaked and whatever contrivance or sequence of events enabled the attack on Flynn will become public. You can be sure of that.

        http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/is-there-more-to-the-flynn-story/

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      • 1nikao says:

        Right.
        Five Eyes.
        Remember these people a simply running a laundry.
        They launder money and information.

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  16. marmocet says:

    “They saw nothing that indicated to them that he knew he was lying to them.” I had always been under the impression that the term “lying” inherently presupposes deliberate, conscious intention to mislead by representing a falsehood as truth. Apparently I was mistaken.

    Now that I understand that someone can lie without even being aware of it or intending to do so, I think I can now interpret Mr. Comey’s statement correctly.

    “Mr. Flynn was clearly lying to investigators. That was obvious. The only thing left open to speculation was whether he *knew* he was lying.”

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      The language is also being hopelessly corrupted. Why is this a problem? Because we cannot adequately communicate with one another if we do not know what words mean.

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  17. sunnyflower5 says:

    Mitch was on earlier this week, hemming and hawing whether it would be possible to keep the Senate. Can you imagine a Cryin Chuck as Speaker? Mitch better decide correctly.

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  18. old sneakers says:

    While obama was president we had many deadly incidents of islamic rage in the US which were always called workplace violence or lone wolf muslims violence. Stopped cold the day he left office. Just a coincidence

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    • Joemama says:

      Did not stop cold when he left office. I don’t remember the dates and exact places, but there have been at least 2 islamic jihad attacks under PDJT.

      I do agree that there does seem to be a significant drop in the number of occurrences under PDJT.

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  19. Tl Howard says:

    One thing, Sundance.

    You argue (and have many times in the past, as well) that Mitch would much rather be in the minority while still having relationships with parties that benefit him than to be majority leader in Trump Presidency w/out such relationships.

    The same does NOT seem to apply to Nancy Pelosi though. She was neither happy nor content as minority leader, and by God, she’s not happy even as majority leader of the House as long as there’s Trump or an R in the Oval.

    Surely as minority leader she was still enjoying beneficial arrangements/relationships yet her killer instinct drives her, much as it does Trump, to win,to take the Congressional reigns of power.

    Who is or could be groomed to be our Pelosi?

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    • icthematrix says:

      Jim Jordan is the closest I can see to being our champion in the House; with virtue and standards, plus the bare knuckled wrestler willing to confront evil.

      The Senate? He’s new but bold, and would never be voter majority leader for many years, but I really like Josh Hawley of Missouri.

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    • Zorro says:

      By “killer instinct” you mean evil driven, right? Pelosi isn’t just some sort of “relentless fighter” she is evil.”

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        However that may be, she has been a very effective Speaker. Probably the best since The Hammer.

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        • jeans2nd says:

          Effective at what? Pelousi has passed no legislation. Has passed nothing that benefits the American people.
          Pelousi’s one purpose is the get rid of Trump/Pence, and take over as President as Gerald Ford did.
          As such, she has failed at everything. And all but her most brainwashed minions see this, including the Socialist democrats, and most especially the Bernie Bros.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        She’s a power monger. And yeah, she doesn’t care how power comes to her or how she wields it as long as it gets the results she wishes. That is what all the Dems have become and they do so because their power is unrestrained by the “free press” which is owned by 6 families.

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  20. sarsfield says:

    This Sundance/McCarthy thing could be pretty powerful if they joined forces on selected issues – start w/Flynn.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      McCarthy is what I would term a “soft NeverTrumper”.

      He doesn’t like Trump…at all. But he is not as manic about Trump as many of his National Review colleagues.

      Over the last 3 years he has slowly, but surely, come to the realization that his former pals in the DOJ and FBI were rotten. He is now a believer in the notion that they tried to pull off a coup.

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      • Zorro says:

        Yes, a couple of years ago AM was a strong “institution” man.

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        • JoAnn Leichliter says:

          You lose a lot if you defend President Trump or become a Trump supporter. It takes courage and integrity. If ever you doubt this, just ask.Bill Bennett (William J. Bennett). He was not a Trump supporter before the election (while he had his excellent radio program), but was scrupulously fair to him. Then he opposed the proposal that Trump be denied the nomination, despite his having won in the primaries. Bennett’s friends reproached him. Subsequently, when he defended Trump, his friends abandoned him. Integrity is a costly commodity and always has been, but in the 21st Century it can easily cost you everything.

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          • Ned Zeppelin says:

            With “friends” like that. . . . Sad to say I think many of us who defend Trump have similarly learned who their “friends” are.

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          • TwoLaine says:

            That has happened 100s of times over to virtually everyone on the TRUMP 2016 Campaign, paid or volunteer, and everyone in the TRUMP transition and admin, plus family, friends and co-workers.

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  21. Genie says:

    Why would they conspire to ambush Flynn to get him to lie and then write a FD-302 that says he did not lie before rewriting to say he did lie? It does not make sense to me unless Pientka was not a co-conspirator. Maybe he drafted an exculpatory FD-302 before Strozk changed it.

    I doubt that Pientka contributed to the initial and second readouts for Yates. Strzok and McCabe or Comey shaped the readouts and then Strzok and Page edited the FD-302 to align with the plot..

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    • 1nikao says:

      This was giving me an itch.
      Stzrok grew up in Iran.
      He’s an muslim sympathizer.
      Flynn–not so much
      Brennan, pro-Iran, Valerie Jarrett, pro-Iran. All muslim commies.
      These people hated Flynn. They felt very threatened at the thought of his knowledge of their wrong-doing.
      The thing with Russia, I’m not a hundred percent sure about. It may have just been a story they concocted. But, they knew he was going to effectively destroy their plans.
      They knew President Trump would be somewhat crippled with the existing criminal IC they had built and they were doing everything possible to protect their criminal IC community
      There and a half year…
      I believe our President can run for another term since he was impeached.
      I’d love to see him serve a third term even if he gets really old and demented. Then, he can act like the average powerful politician in DC. /sar/

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  22. ezgoer says:

    The Swamp is running the clock out on the Trump term. McConnell, Graham, Rubio, Barr, Wray, etc all working to delay and drag out. I doubt Durham will issue any indictments. These people know something about the outcome of the November election. Do you really think after all they have thrown at Trump, including causing a near economic depression now with the virus, that they will not do ANYTHING necessary to cook the vote tabulation to ensure a Trump re-election defeat. Trump could win by a landslide and yet the vote tabulation will show he lost. The key swing states are controlled by Democrat governors. The IC, FBI, etc will provide whatever support and cover is needed.

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  23. hokkoda says:

    Having had a few days to think about it, the 302 probably isn’t missing. Durham has it because Jensen found it in the Special Counsel’s Office along with the rest of the Flynn / Brady materials. The whole point of Mueller was to be the vault where everything would be hidden. Once Trump was impeached/removed, they’d just burn it all. But, Mueller failed, and now “we” have everything.

    This is all a smokescreen because they don’t want to make it public yet. Trump is trolling them. Powell said in January that she had an eyewitness to the original 302. Jensen/Durham either fished it out of the FBI system, or they found the pre-written version on somebody’s laptop or email such as whatever Strzok and Page were collaborating on. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear they drafted the original 302 on a template before uploading it to their tracking system.

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  24. Bogeyfree says:

    Is this letter legit about Pientka saying he was pressured to change the 302?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/J_Wooden/status/1261823483954073600/photo/1

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  25. Zydeco says:

    The way to get some movement towards justice has always been for Patriots to show up in DC. Unfortunately the covid mitigation compliance arrows are all painted outwards from the Capitol to the borders of the district.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Ah, but what if the Patriots face the correct way, but walk backwards?
      The Covid Ministry For Compliance has yet to instruct us on this one. lol

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  26. Liberty ONE says:

    This IS the either /or! Either it was the CIA-Brennan thugs who captured the Fynn/Kislyak call OR it was the UK who may have been monitoring Kislyak and TOT the info to the CIA. There IS a paper trail on this.

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  27. TwoLaine says:

    Judge Jeanine says…

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  28. Anon says:

    Another LOOSE END, that I suppose can be dealt with later, is if the Russians were not behind the DNC or PODESTA EMAIL hacks, who was?

    That will be a DARK ROAD to go down. But there is a Latin expression “cui bono”. Translated as “who benefits”? An adage in criminal investigation which suggests that considering who would benefit from an unwelcome event is likely to reveal who is responsible for that event (cf. cui prodest).

    So, what nation might benefit most from a Trump Victory or a greatly weakened Clinton presidency? And and the world of espionage, it is not uncommon for people to mysteriously disappear, suffer fatal accidents or be shot dead in the street for no apparent reason.

    Something for the “deep thinkers” to consider… it also could explain UNSCR 2334?

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Don’t trouble yourself trying to figure this one out, Anon. Julian Assange already told us it was NOT a state actor.

      Cui bono?
      Remember the context in which this occurred. Crazy Bernie was running a great race against Crooked.
      The Bernie Bros were out in force, including working on the inside through the auspices of the DNC.
      None of the Crazy Bernie people realized Crazy Bernie was in cahoots with the DNC
      (they do now, and are furious…things will not go well for the DNC Convention…)

      The download speeds were too fast to be transmitted over the inet (Bill Binney, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)).
      Ergo, it was a local download.

      There are many more facts, but the answer is most likely Seth Rich.

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      • Anon says:

        Right, and is there any possibility that Rich, given his background, was connected to another intel. agency outside the United States? That could explain the circumstances of his death and lack of real interest in an investigation.

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        • jeans2nd says:

          Have not heard that one before, but one must consider all possibilities. Interesting theory.
          Still not buying the Russians did it, though.

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  29. anthonydog says:

    Obama Exposed: There Were No FISA Warrants, There Was No Incidental Surveillance, There Was The Hammer — The Persecution Of General Flynn

    By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | May 15, 2020

    For years, Sally Yates and James Clapper were acutely aware that the Obama administration was engaged in illegal domestic surveillance.

    In August of 2014, CIA contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis Montgomery met with Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Royce C. Lamberth, one-time presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Montgomery handed over to Judge Lamberth a cache of Special Access Program (SAP) classified documents.

    Judge Lamberth then approached FBI Director James Comey and Lamberth’s longtime friend FBI General Counsel James Baker, in an attempt to assist Montgomery’s efforts to become a whistleblower and expose illegal domestic surveillance programs run by President Obama and his intelligence chiefs John Brennan, and James Clapper.

    The government was desperate to get back Dennis Montgomery’s evidence, even if it meant granting Montgomery whistleblower immunity.

    Brennan and Clapper, Montgomery says, illegally commandeered a U.S. government foreign surveillance tool known as The Hammer, then relocated that system to Fort Washington, Maryland on February 3, 2009, according to The Whistleblower Tapes.

    FBI Director Robert Mueller provided the computers for The Hammer, according to Montgomery.
    Sally Yates Plays Her Part In The Scheme

    In April 2015, one month after Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, Sally Yates arrived at DOJ headquarters in Washington D.C. to begin her new job, pending confirmation, as President Obama’s Deputy Attorney General.

    Previously, Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Sally Yates to serve as vice chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Eric Holder was held in Contempt of Congress for lying about Operation Fast and Furious.

    Within one month of her confirmation, Yates barred the DOJ Inspector General (IG) from the DOJ’s National Security Division, which had already taken possession of SAP information that Montgomery had turned over to Judge Lamberth. The DOJ National Security Division and the FBI were in the process of setting up arrangements for Montgomery to turn over additional information contained in the 47 computer hard drives.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis was at the DOJ National Security Division. Curtis not only took Montgomery’s testimony in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) at the FBI Washington D.C. Field Office, she also went on to join Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel hoax Russian Collusion investigation team and became the lead prosecutor of General Michael Flynn. Subsequently, Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis stepped down from her position as the lead prosecutor on the Flynn case and left the DOJ on September 27, 2019.

    In August of 2015, Montgomery turned over to the FBI 47 hard drives that contained over 600 million pages of illegally-harvested domestic surveillance data. Those documents, when stacked one upon another, measured a stunning 30 miles high. Included in those 47 hard drives was illegally-harvested information on Donald Trump, General Flynn, and their families.

    FBI General Counsel James Baker dispatched FBI agents to the Miami Field Office to take possession of Montgomery’s 47 hard drives. Comey and Baker buried Montgomery’s whistleblower evidence, Montgomery says.

    However, in October, 2018, Baker testified before a U.S. House of Representatives joint committee:
    Can I just — I’m turning to the Bureau to describe this. So his client was an individual named Dennis Montgomery, who I believe, to the best of my recollection, he said that he had been a U.S. Government contractor and, in the course of that work, had come across evidence of unlawful surveillance by the government of Americans — and including government officials — and wanted to give that information to the Bureau, which eventually did take place.
    Those 47 hard drives proved that the Obama administration, and, in particular, John Brennan and James Clapper, were conducting illegal domestic surveillance on the American people. The CIA’s charter prohibits the agency from conducting domestic surveillance.

    FBI General Counsel James Baker and DOJ Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis had arranged for limited immunity for Montgomery in exchange for that evidence and Montgomery’s testimony.

    But the DOJ Inspector General would never see Montgomery’s evidence because, several months earlier, Sally Yates had barred the DOJ IG from the DOJ National Security Division, where both she and Deborah Curtis worked.

    With the DOJ National Security Division free of the Inspector General’s oversight, there was no one to inspect the DOJ for the commission of crimes — and commit crimes they did.

    Clapper And Yates Squirm And Stutter Under Questioning From Senate Judiciary Committee’s Lindsay Graham

    On May 8, 2017, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, questioned former Director of National Intelligence General James Clapper and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates regarding the surveillance and unmasking of President Trump’s National Security Adviser Lt. General Michael Flynn.

    Before firing off his very direct line of questioning, Senator Graham laid out the overall situation to Clapper and Yates:

    Clearly, he [incoming National Security adviser Flynn] is talking to the Russians and we know about it. So if there is no FISA warrant — and I’m going to find out about this by the way — the other way that we know about what he was talking about with the Russians is if he was incidentally surveilled. So those are the two options.

    But there was no record of FISA warrants. And there was no record of incidental surveillance. The cabal had made their fatal error that would expose the extent of their treachery.

    Senator Graham did not appear to be aware that there existed a third option: That option is known as The Hammer.

    Senator Graham then shifted his attention to General Clapper. “Do we know who unmasked the conversation between the Russian ambassador and General Flynn? Was there unmasking in this situation?”

    “Are you looking at me?” replied General Clapper like any other suspect out of a mafia flick .

    “Ah, I don’t know,” Clapper stammered.

    “Do you, Ms. Yates?” Senator Graham then asked the petrified-looking Sally Yates.

    “I can’t speak to this specific situation,” Yates answered with a stunned, deer-in-the-headlights look.

    “The bottom line here is, I want to know how it got to the Washington Post” Senator Graham continued. “Somebody had to have access to the information and they gave it to the Washington Post.”

    “Neither one of you did it?” Senator Graham asked point blank.

    “That’s right,” Clapper and Yates nervously answered in near-unison.

    Someone had dropped that information about General Flynn to the complicit Washington Post. The cabal wanted to set the narrative that General Flynn was a traitor. They tried to frame Donald Trump with the same narrative — that he was a ‘Russian asset.’ In both cases, it was nothing but filthy lies. Strikingly, they were setting up a duly-elected President of the United States with an avalanche of damnable lies.They schemed against President Trump. And they schemed against General Flynn.

    Never was there such a magnitude of criminality seen In the United States of America before. One might have expected that this group of people worked for America’s adversaries.

    There would be no proof. There were no FISA warrants. There were no incidental surveillance documents to cover for their lies. The lack of proof exposed that Barack Obama had gleaned the information about General Flynn from another source — an illegal source.

    The stench of fear filled the chamber. Clapper and Yates knew that they had made a fatal misstep.

    So did Peter Strzok. And so did Lisa Page. Strzok and Page’s text messages would later reveal that they were watching and that they were apoplectic.

    The “incorrect narrative” was being set. They had not gotten their lies straight. The train had derailed.

    YOUTUBE VIDEO: WHO UNMASKED FLYNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW9X8m9VdUM&feature=youtu.be

    Text Messages Reveal: Strzok And Page Apoplectic About Clapper And Yates Presenting The Wrong Narrative

    Peter Strzok texted his putative paramour Lisa Page a filthy expletive:

    You watching Sally?

    F*CK! Clapper and Yates through Graham questions are all playing into the “there should be an unmasking request/record” for incidental collection incorrect narrative.

    Their texts then suggest that they scurried off to meet one another:

    I’m free if you have two minutes.

    Just called your desk. I’m free.

    An hour later, apparently after meeting once, Agent Strzok had another question that would require a second in-person meeting.

    Hey if you have time and it’s not super late, have a follow up q for something you said. I know you’ve got Bill’s session now…

    Strzok and Page had other things to worry about as well. They were responsible for manipulating the original FBI 302 report in order to frame General Flynn for a crime that he did not commit. General Flynn did not lie. Strzok and Page knew that.

    Strzok and Page framed General Flynn. And that is a crime.
    President Obama, John Brennan, and James Clapper Targeted General Michael Flynn

    President Obama had intelligence on General Flynn and knew what he had said on confidential phone calls. Yet, there were no FISA warrants nor a documented record of incidental surveillance. Barack Obama was getting his information from another source.

    President Obama’s vendetta against General Flynn went back several years.

    General Flynn had commented that the Obama Administration had armed al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists. Those terrorists had perpetrated a genocide of Christians across the Middle East.

    President Obama, with his henchmen Brennan and Clapper, targeted General Flynn. Apparently they had no compunction about throwing into prison a decorated veteran who had honorably served his country for 33 years.

    General Flynn, working as President Trump’s national security adviser, would have known his way around the intelligence community like few others. General Flynn began his Army intelligence career in 1981 as second lieutenant.

    The cabal schemed and they lied, then they lied and they schemed. They plotted to charge General Flynn with Logan Act violations. When that didn’t fly, they attempted to frame him with the ludicrous accusation that General Flynn plotted to have Fethullah Gülen kidnapped. In order to get General Flynn to cooperate, they then set their sights on his son. There was nothing they would not do to take down General Flynn. Their criminality knew no limits.

    General Flynn must have suspected that Brennan and Clapper had commandeered the powerful foreign surveillance tool The Hammer, as that foreign surveillance system had been used on the battlefield by the DIA to save American lives. Brennan and Clapper, however, used The Hammer to politicize the intelligence community. In the process, Brennan and Clapper were turning America into a Stasi-style police state.

    In January 2017, just days before President Trump’s inauguration, the outgoing Obama administration greatly expanded the number of intelligence agencies that could receive raw NSA signals intelligence data. President Obama, Clapper, and Brennan, just before they got out the door, appear to have been attempting to obfuscate the source of domestic intelligence illegally collected by The Hammer. With so many agencies in possession of the raw collection data it would become near-impossible to track the source of illegally-collected domestic intelligence or the source of any leaks. It would be the perfect cover for the CIA, which, under the Obama administration, had clearly been operating in violation of its own charter. Any leaks or illegal surveillance could be blamed on mishandled NSA data .

    Over the course of his 33-year military career General Flynn had unmasked only one American, and that was because that American had met with a known terrorist, according to his attorney Sydney Powell.

    General Flynn understood the legal boundaries of surveillance and the implications of bypassing the rule of law, in contrast with Obama, Brennan, and Clapper, who held the rule of law in contempt. Consequently, Obama and his henchmen set out to destroy General Flynn.

    U.S. Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney (Ret.) remarked on the outrageous abuse of The Hammer by Obama, Brennan, and Clapper and decried their activities as being “worse than Watergate.”

    General McInerney and Admiral Lyons presented The American Report’s March 17, 2017 exposé on The Whistleblower Tapes and The Hammer to Dr. Dave Janda, host of ‘Operation Freedom’ on WAAM TALK 1600. During the March 19, 2017 broadcast of Operation Freedom, General McInerney took the story of Dennis Montgomery and The Hammer to America’s airwaves. Within minutes, Strzok and Page were texting one another.

    A March 19, 2017 Strzok/Page text message sent hours after Lt. General Thomas McInerney went on air to discuss Brennan’s and Clapper’s secret surveillance system “The Hammer” reads:
    I’m not going to respond to the whole group. The Klayman/Montgomery stuff in the email Jim just sent is utter BS. Best to say nothing and brief later if necessary.
    In December 2018, from his deathbed, U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral James A. ‘Ace’ Lyons (Ret.),’ former Pacific Fleet Commander, reached over to his longtime friend Air Force Lt. General.Thomas McInerney (Ret.) and told him “The Hammer is the key to the coup.”

    * * *
    A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within….for the traitor appears not to be a traitor…he rots the soul of a nation…he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    COPYRIGHT 2020 MARY FANNING AND ALAN JONES

    Obama Exposed: There Were No FISA Warrants, There Was No Incidental Surveillance, There Was The Hammer — The Persecution Of General Flynn

    https://theamericanreport.org/2020/05/15/obama-exposed-there-were-no-fisa-warrants-there-was-no-incidental-surveillance-there-was-the-hammer-the-persecution-of-general-flynn/

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Right there, at the very end of your copied text, are the words, in all caps, “COPYRIGHT 2020 MARY FANNING AND ALAN JONES”

      anthonydog, are you aware of what that Copyright Notice means? Perhaps you should look it up.
      Or perhaps that was your intention all along. Yes?

      Regardless, please just write a short description and include a link.
      None of us want to be responsible for pinging CTH with a copyright notice takedown.
      None of us that care about this site, anyways.

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  30. Matt Bracken says:

    Bongino posited a fascinating possibility about the Flynn-Kislyak phone call on his podcast last Friday. It smacks of a set-piece intel op by Brennan/Strzok et al. Flynn was on a much-needed vacation in the Dom Rep following the constant stress of the campaign. This was well known to the black hats surveilling Flynn. So this is when they announced that 30+ Russians were being PNG’d (persona non grata) and sent home, and 2 Russian consular facilities were being closed down.

    Doing this while Flynn was out of the country meant
    1. The CIA was free to monitor Flynn, he was out of the USA.
    2. Kislyak was sure to call Flynn, the incoming Nat’l Security Advisor to ask him “WTF, Mike?” about 30+ Russians being PNG’d and the consular facilities being closed down just weeks before Trump takes over.

    Easy peasy lemon squeezy, like a fast break layup in B-ball. Piece of cake. Total setup, easy day.

    Bongino was all over this on Friday. Apparently, Flynn did not even talk about lifting sanctions in the interview, but was only asked, and only answered, questions about the Russians being kicked out, and the consular facilities closed. This was the subject of Kislyak’s call, NOT lifting sanctions, which is probably why the original unedited 302 is “missing” (wink wink, LOL).

    So, where is the original 302, FBI Director Wray?
    FBI = Faking Bogus Investigations

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    • CNN_sucks says:

      That’s why they never release the transcript to Sidney Powell. The transcript was the evidence. According to report there were no mention of sanctions.

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  31. CNN_sucks says:

    Scooter Libby went to prison for unmasking but the real leaker was Richard Armitage. Partisan Fbi is the real problem here.

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  32. jeans2nd says:

    Andrew McCarthy is being slaughtered in the comments over at National Review.
    Having been one of the NR NeverTrumpers who contributed to NR’s infamous Eliminate Trump issue, one is inclined to cut Atty McCarthy a teeny bit of slack for his previous NeverTrump position, in light of the abuse McCarthy is now undergoing for speaking the Truth.
    But don’t ask me to ever cut Mark Levin some slack. Not.Gonna.Happen.Ever.Period.

    We, of course, never doubted Sundance for a minute.

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  33. lackawaxen123 says:

    So has Sundance admitted Flynn was unmasked ? asking for a friend …

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