16,000 Unmasking Requests in 2018 They Say – While They Simultaneously Ignore The Special Counsel…

The defensive posture by those attempting to deflect attention from the political unmasking requests made by the Obama-era administration and embed career officials is to highlight the volume of unmasking requests made in 2017 and 2018.

This is presented in a good question received via Twitter:

“Sundance what is your take on this fact that’s getting thrown around about 16,000 unmaskings in 2018? Wallace makes sure to point that out, and that it is not a crime itself, but leaking it is a crime. Although if the unmasking isn’t for the purpose stated it should be a crime.”

The answer is really quite simple. Think about what the Special Counsel’s office [Mueller Team] previously explained about the SCO investigation… These requests flowed through a very facilitating DNI Dan Coats and explains the vast majority of “unmasking” requests:

Again, in order for the media to retain their resistance bona fides, and keep the flow of their cocktail party invites, they have to pretend not to know things.

Carry on.

We have not yet gotten to the point of the reveal where the Mueller probe is identified as the insurance policy; and thankfully it now appears AG Bill Barr recognizes that his good friend Mueller was part of the abuse; but it will come.  Hopefully not too much longer.

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182 Responses to 16,000 Unmasking Requests in 2018 They Say – While They Simultaneously Ignore The Special Counsel…

  1. Rachel Guess says:

    This is the part where the demoRATS scurry to escape the sunlight shining in thanks to President Trump’s administration!…:)

    Liked by 18 people

  2. Anyone else here feel like their life has become a McDonalds commercial?
    “Mmmmmm, I’m lovin’ it”

    Liked by 14 people

    • k9american says:

      No. More like the movie, “Groundhog Day.” JMO

      Liked by 15 people

      • carthoris says:

        Groundhog Day deja vu all over again.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Don’t get me wrong, daily task life is Groundhog Day for sure.

        That the public is finally seeing what only we Treepers saw for 3+ years, is why I’m channeling McD

        Liked by 7 people

        • rmramerica says:

          Don’t be so sure of that. Some see it, many, many do not. Or they just don’t care about this story anymore. That’s reality (for now).

          Liked by 2 people

        • Big Jake says:

          They’re NOT seeing it. So you can go back to Wendy’s…

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        • MelH says:

          Footballfan, what makes you think “the public is finally seeing”…? Remember, they don’t watch FOX and all the other channels are talking about COVID-19 The public doesn’t care, doesn’t wanna know, the narrative is “Flynn lied and should go to jail.” period end of discussion.

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          • dawndoe says:

            Also, they don’t believe it. They believe Trump really is a Russian asset. They think it’s a conspiracy theory that Trump was being spied on and framed and that the FBI, CIA, DOJ, etc. we’re all in on it.

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          • I think people are beginning to turn to independent journalists for their news now, moreso than before. Maybe it’s only 100,000 new people, but people who are realizing they have been lied to for decades.

            “End of discussion?” Obviously you’re bitter about something. I’m sure there’s some Eeyore site out there waiting for you to comment. But this is not the one. The discussion is not over by a long shot.

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            • MelH says:

              As far as the Democrats are concerned, the discussion is over. I’m bitter about that being the case. Aren’t you?

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              • I am not powerful enough to prosecute and drag through the mud every lying, cheating democrat politician. The people who vote for them today state “you will never change my mind”.
                I control what I can and speak out when I can.

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  3. Mueller looks like Biden with that “Where the Hell Am I ?” Gaze !

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    • Janie M. says:

      LOL! Locked… and in some articles (pre-Biden on the campaign trail) there have been rare inferences in some articles and here at CTH that Mueller wasn’t “all there” and seemed confused at times. This was noticed when he testified before Congress was it not?

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    • Snellvillebob says:

      Andrew Weissmann was running it but people would have known it was a fraud from the start if he was the Special Prosecutor. He has a history of shady acts, covered up by the Deep State. So they used Mueller as their avatar.

      Liked by 14 people

    • johnnybiface says:

      I think Mueller looks like he’s thinking, “that’s not right, because of … the thing.”

      Liked by 5 people

    • madeline says:

      The wages of sin is death. Mueller and Biden’s minds are dying.

      Liked by 5 people

      • dasantacroce says:

        Both have brought misery to peoples lives. They deserve jail. Aware or not.

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        • The Devilbat says:

          madeline and dasantacroce,

          Dementia is the worst possible prison for a person to ever be in. It is a life sentence. Imagine not recognizing ones own family members. Imagine not knowing where one is. Both Mueller and Biden have brought misery to a lot of people but what those people suffered will pale in comparison as dementia takes them over.

          My wife and I cared for my mother in law who had Alzheimers disease 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It was a long drawn out episode that went on for years. It was the cruelest way to go. She referred to my wife, her daughter as “that woman” and asked who she was. She saw people who were not there and she was no longer part of the real world.

          until the later days when she was bedridden we had to keep locks on the front door or she would wander away down the street in her nightgown. She was so utterly confused. Forget prison for those two miserable men, they have something far, far worse in store for them and that is before they are judged by God.

          Nancy Pelosi is also showing very strong signs of the onset of dementia. She too is an evil person who will likely pay the same price.

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          • MelH says:

            DevilBat, please, please, please rid yourself of the notion that dementia is punishment for being evil. My spouse of 64 years recently died of Lewy BodtDementia, the cruelest disease known to man. There was not a more saintly person, believe me.

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            • MelH says:

              Sorry it’s Lewy Body Dementia. Pray you never get it! Etiology unknown.

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            • madeline says:

              Mel, I would never say deminta was result of evil. My mother died of dementia and she was a Godly woman. Even in her confusion she was sweet and kind. Even though she didn’t recognize us, probably becasue she gave us life, she loved us in her own special way. I have a special place in my heart for those who loved and cared for a loved one with such a terrible disease.

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  4. jus wundrin says:

    Ive seen the far leftists posting this on news sites, and my question is: where did this come from? Arent unmasking requests in itself classified?

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    • MaineCoon says:

      The libtards decide the end story first, they they backtrack and make up a predicate to support the story. Just like the dossier. It’s a pattern. They don’t deal with reality or truth. Just lies that they themselves fabricate.

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      • mtk says:

        Just lies that they themselves fabricate.

        Don’t forget, ” Lies that can sold to the American public.”

        If top rated social media influences can earn six figures on a single Instagram post for showing their mind numbing dribble.
        What are package lies worth to corporate MSM clickbait revenue.

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      • ezgoer says:

        Then they believe their own made up story. Look at all the Democrats who still believe the Russia collusion hoax.

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    • mtk says:

      I believe that is reallly the point. These leftest sites are Narrative Engineering.
      As in when…
      Wallace makes sure to point that out, and that it is not a crime itself, but leaking ‘IT'(emphasis mine) is a crime.

      What the MSM is doing is is making the recent unclassifing of unmasking activities the focus of a pending crime that will needs Congressal Democrates brand of Oversight.

      Right now the MSM is just chirping along, getting their ducks in a row. Just you wait, because there is a setup afoot.
      Remember the recent time, DNI only announced they where declassifying the unmasking requests, he did not release them to the public, and over the next few days while the MSM and lawyers/politicians moved pieces on the chessboard and positioned and postured for the MSM cameras about keeping the names named in smoke filled backrooms.
      Boom, the list was published(leaked?).

      Now does Wallace’s statement make sense.

      The resistance just pulled off a hit job and are now in the process of making the ‘Obamagate/witch hut’ investigation a CRIME worthly of Impeachment 2.0.

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  5. bkeyser says:

    When this was first reported, my first thought was: “Well no sh*t. Mueller.”

    Of course his team is responsible for the vast majority of unmaskings. They were looking at US persons, first and foremost. Theoretically, not knowing who was masked, they requested unmasking of them all. The vast majority were probably US John Doe’s corresponding with family and friends in Russia. Half were probably in the NHL (he said somewhat sarcastically.)

    Grenell or Ratcliffe needs to come out with the statistics for the Mueller period and the subsequent period, separately. Probably drops 80% once Mueller wrapped up.

    It’s so stupid what the media is doing. They just keep stepping on the rake.

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    • MJJ says:

      Three Events Noticed On Muller Face Right After The Muller Report Was Released With No Russian Collusion:

      1st Event: When Muller came out to announce his Report was competed and at the Podium behind him with some Distancing to the Left was Rosenstein and to the Right AG Barr. The Look on Muller Face was one as if he was at a Funeral having to Provide an Eulogy on something he knew was Wrong and with Sobering that he participated in something Criminal that would eventually come out. The Eulogy and Funeral would comeback and Resurrect an Investigation on the Muller Team.

      2nd Event: Reporter Bushwhacked Muller and his Wife coming out of Church that following Sunday, the looks on Both Faces were Forlorn and Silently Empty as if he just went to Confession and still could not take Communion?

      3rd Event: When being forced by Democrats to Testify clearly Muller Face was full of Confusion, Repeating Questions, and Exhibited Doubts about Himself and Role that would eventually End a Great Career in a Media Whimper and could not wait to Conclude this Final Public Testimony!

      This is not over and just like in the Senator Ted Steven Prosecution Misconduct Case, one of the Younger Prosecutors held in Contempt of Court Committed Suicide for what the Injustice on what they Colluded to Do to Senator Stevens. Muller is tougher than that but all in the same Muller Face Reveals Solemnity with Regrets ON IS COMING NEXT!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      The truth that the media knows if people who keep “informed” are lucky if they read past the titles and read a biased article or two. Those “informed” people will almost never be around for retractions and fixing their intentionally misleading articles. So they are taking one for the team by stepping on that rake.

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    • mtk says:

      Agreed… Unmasking in the MSM narrative carries an understanding that it was solely focused on unmasking Mr Flynn. I.E he was unlawfully unmasked. Read what, SD has written, “Don’t be surprised Mr. Flynn was unmasked, it was those around him that where unmasked.

      Ever stop to ask the question the witch hunters were requesting unmasking on all that he may have talked communicated with.
      That is how fearful the swamp is, afraid what Flynn may have said.
      Such, that the virus of Mr. Flynn talking points where that all those he communitated become subject of the State invasiveness and unmasking
      When did the swamp know, become less of an issue then when the swamp started to cross into unrelated two hop connections, and started to requests unmasking of those putting two and two together. F’ing HMMM…

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  6. old sneakers says:

    As someone who’s life history got stolen in the OPM hack, for which neither the government nor my (then) employer gave a flying sh(t, I take some satisfaction in reading this story. Enough dammit!

    Liked by 9 people

  7. schizoid says:

    I’m sick of the “unmasking isn’t illegal” talking point. Unmasking people is like shooting people. It’s only legal if you have a damn good reason.

    Liked by 21 people

    • theoldgoat says:

      The thing is that the stance that unmasking isn’t illegal is bogus if the party making the request doesn’t have justification to do so. With these kinds of numbers, I doubt they were all legitimate requests.

      Where is the rights of the people who were unmasked and information about them leaked to the propaganda wing? In a sense this is unlawful surveillance of these people who were unmasked. How is this or even FISA Constitutional?

      We should have the right to privacy, yet we have seen it isn’t even just officials who made these requests to unmask, it was also contractors who should never have been given access. On top of it all, these unmaskings were able to be shared with just about anyone.

      It is truly frightening what Obama allowed to go on with these weaponized agencies.

      Liked by 12 people

      • schizoid says:

        You’re right, but unmasking without cause is illegal even if the information never leaks. That is the fact the media is trying to hide.

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    • hagarthorrible says:

      one of the most succinct responses to an issue ever posted…thank you!

      Liked by 2 people

    • California Joe says:

      Unmasking certainly is illegal and a crime when used to frame the President of the United States, his associates or for personal political benefit. These people are idiots to suggest otherwise!

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  8. Thucydides says:

    Every one of those thousands of unmaskings, which violate the subjects 4th amendment rights, was supposed to have an important intelligence reason, and that had to be supplied in the paperwork.
    I doubt there were any bona fide reasons in most cases; it was most likely just general spying on Americans.

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  9. carthoris says:

    “it now appears AG Bill Barr recognizes that his good friend Mueller was part of the abuse;”

    There are three ways by which to tell a man: his eyes, his favorite quotes and the friends he keeps.

    Barr’s friends really suck and I see no reason to think Barr is any different. But hope springs eternal and eternal and eternal and eternal …….. and eternal, I suppose.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      DC “friends.”

      Barr certainly didn’t care much for his supposed friendship when the Mueller report was released and Mueller was the main course at the hearings. Barr neutered the SC, the Mueller report, the legend Robert Mueller, the bogeyman Andrew Weissman, and the DeepState. They simply ceased to be a threat for at least that iteration.

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      • WSB says:

        There should never have been a report sinc then subject was innocent, and no information should ever have been released. Barr ignored the law on this as well.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          Possibly.

          On the other hand, we would still be fighting over the hidden Mueller report findings and the drip, drop, drip of false and twisted information from the Mueller SC would be a consistent losing issue on something that is/should be a clear win.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Releasing that report was not only the total prerogative of Barr…

          28 CFR § 600.9 Notification and reports by the Attorney General
          (c) The Attorney General MAY determine that public release of these reports would be in the public interest, to the extent that release would comply with applicable legal restrictions.

          It was also a brilliant move revealing how totally ridiculous the whole thing was.
          And as more info is declassified….it is great to have it to compare
          what Mueller officially reported to what was actually going on.

          Mueller DOCUMENTED his LIES in an official government report
          Jensen just exposed many of them as it relates to Flynn
          HEREhttps://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/6936-michael-flynn-motion-to-dismiss/fa06f5e13a0ec71843b6/optimized/full.pdf

          Check out the exhibits starting on Pg 23
          Many of these are stamped DOJSCO or are documents created BY MUELLER.

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      • carthoris says:

        And just how many of them are behind bars as opposed to free as a bird?

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  10. bkrg2 says:

    Thank you Sundance for explaining. When Chrissy said “16000 unmasking”, I just assumed it was typical fake news.

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  11. Kaco says:

    So all those 10’s of thousands of unmaskings done during ’17 and ’18 were because of Mueller’s special counsel. Funny how they omit that fact.

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  12. vikingmom says:

    I’m really confused – there were 16,000 requests in2018? But hadn’t Admiral Rogers shut everything down by then? Or was this ALL Mueller’s team trying to “get” the President’s inner circle?

    It’s been a REALLY long week (my mother passed away on Tuesday after battling dementia for a dozen years) so my brain is VERY foggy but can someone who is feeling kind and patient please explain this to me?

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    • cantcforest says:

      My condolences and prayers for your family and your mother.
      I wish I could help with the explanation, but I have to confess that Sundance’s barrage of truth has me struggling mightily to keep up. So it’s not just your fog.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Rogers shut down a particular type of search, a 702(17) I think.
      The (17) part is right. I might have the 702 confused with another form.
      So many forms.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Sorry for your lost, and I sympathize with hers and your long suffering with that disease.

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      • madeline says:

        I remember losing my mother after 17 years of dementia. I know what it is like. It felt like at least a 10 year long funeral everyday we lost another part of her. I was with her when she died I rejoiced and thanked Jesus for taking her home to be whole again…I miss her but I’m glad she is with the Lord Jeses she loved. I will remember you Vikingmon tonight in my prayers.

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    • III% says:

      He shut down the “about” inquiries to outside contractors. Mueller could have legitimately gained access and used it. However these unmasking are likely from the FISA where A talked to b, c, d, t, and y…..now we need names to go with those letters.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        Indeed. I would think Weissman/Mueller team had “legitimate” access to those queries… they were doing a “counterintelligence investigation”, after all, with a little “obstruction” thrown in for good measure. And good friend Rod was more than happy to give them whatever FISAs they needed.

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      • Snellvillebob says:

        Remember the CIA has a separate door to the NSA database that is only to be used for foreigners. A FISA court is only used on American Citizens. So if the CIA pubished a report that referred to unknowns, he could be unmasked.

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        • III% says:

          True but I suspect most of the unmasking Mueller and team did were in a frantic effort to find anything they could use to take down POTUS. With a title 1 FISA and the two hop rule, that is a LOT of people to unmask and try to find something.

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    • cow wow says:

      God bless you and yours vikingmom. Prayers going up!

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    • Kaco says:

      My sympathy to you. I went through that last summer with my father and helped him for eight years with his dementia after my mother died, but he passed of heart failure. I pray God gives you peace.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Sorry for your loss.

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    • WSB says:

      Sorry to hear this, vikingmom. May your mother rest in peace.

      Rogers shut down the searches, not umaskings.

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    • gabytango says:

      Oh, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, vikingmom! I went through the same thing with my mother, and no one knows how hard it is unless you live it yourself. Praying for comfort and peace during this very sad time for you and your family!

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    • jimmy2times2 says:

      Prayers going through it with dad in law. God bless

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    • MAGA Minuteman says:

      Prayers to you and your family Vikingmom.

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    • Conservativeinny says:

      I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers

      Liked by 1 person

    • God Bless.
      Cherish the memories – they are forever.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      So sorry, vikingmom. Prayers and peace to you.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Rhoda R says:

      You have my deepest sympathy. It is heart rending to see someone you love eaten up by dementia. The only reason cancer is worse is because of the physical pain.

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  13. Bogeyfree says:

    Probably a good time to remind everyone of AG Barr’s comment just the other week.

    Well, as I said in my confirmation hearing, one of the reasons I came back is because I was concerned that people were feeling there were two standards of justice in this country. And that the political and that the justice, or the law enforcement process was being used to play political games. And I wanted to make sure that we restore confidence in the system. There’s only one standard of justice.

    And that’s the way it will be. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT POLITICAL PARTY YOUR’RE IN OR YOU KNOW, WHETHER YOUR’RE RICH OR POOR. WE WILL FOLLOW THE SAME STANDARD FOR EVERYBODY. (Caps Mine)

    So a man of many words or a man of his word??

    The world should know pretty soon.

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  14. I noticed that “The New Smear” was to mention that “unmasking persists under the Trump Administration, and this should be of deep concern to ALL Americans, Democrat AND Republican. I’m an ‘equal opportunity’ critic of this practice'”— Rand Paul (paraphrased)

    He failed to mention that this “continued unmasking” was carried out by Mueller’s team.

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  15. Neil M. Dunn says:

    Wish Kayleigh could work this into her press conference–>ask the press to find out why Chris Wallace didn’t discuss this as the unmaskings origin. All in the spirit that the truth is the good.

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    • Jase says:

      She won’t have to work it in. It will be the first gotcha question of her next presser and the plan will be to hound her with it for the entire press conference.
      Hopefully she’ll hit the first shill with a real number ie: ‘I’m glad you asked that because 15,000 of those unmasking were made by the Mueller crew, a real journalist would be asking the SCO why they felt the need to unmask so many Americans’.
      Then, because none of the morons were issued with any other gotcha questions and none of them can think on their feet, she can give them their homework assignments and walk out.

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  16. John Comnenus says:

    The Dems will now blame Trump for massive unmasking thanks to Jeff Sessions and Dan Coates.

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  17. Jim in TN says:

    Sundance, where did Barr indicate that he recognizes Mueller was part of the abuse? Hoping I missed something important.

    I was expecting another slow reveal, but only when forced to admit each piece. Maybe Grack first. Then Weissman. At each stage pretending those two abused Mueller. Then finally getting to Rosenstein and Mueller.

    Pessimists say the glass is half empty. Optimists say it is half full. Deep state defenders pretend there is no glass and that you are a crackpot for saying so.

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    • sundance says:

      The press conference on Pensacola terror case.

      The search bar is your friend.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Thank you Sundance.

        I relistened to the pertinent outtake, and listened to the entire conference just to be sure. Barr’s description of what happened to Trump in the election and for the following two years does apply to the Mueller investigation.

        But it was a generic, fact free, description, without specifics and names. I still see lots of room for Barr to march through while wailing his pipes.

        But, there definitely is a glass, and it definitely has some water in it.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      He doesn’t yet come out and say it that boldly….yet
      Each new release though is making it obvious where stating that becomes inevitable

      However he has continually pointed out the SCO’s abuse but he does it with finesse.
      Some examples:
      In this interview for one
      The day after the Horowitz FISA report came out
      HERE:ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRKFo0JmuBc

      Five times he says the entire case *Crossfire Hurricane)collapsed in JANUARY.
      Barr is telling us MUELLER NEVER HAD A CASE at all.
      Which inevitably leads to asking “Well what the hell was he doing for 2 years”

      In his May 1 2019 SJC testimony after he released the Mueller report SEVERAL times he is pointing out the abuse indirectly
      Listen in the opening statement:
      I told the SCO several times, EXPLICITLY and repeatedly to turn over the report with the redactions ALREADY MADE (6e grand jury material identified)….unfortunately it didn’t arrive in that condition
      And by “unfortunately” he means on purpose as Mueller DISOBEYED a DIRECT ORDER
      (BTW The reason they disobeyed was so they could leak the episodes of obstruction while Barr was redacting. Barr beat them to the punch by releasing his 4 page summary 2 days later. And boy were they MAD)

      Q: What did Mueller mean by “exonerate”
      BB: I don’t know…… we make binary decisions we prosecute or we don’t

      Q: Should Mueller have made a decision on obstruction?
      BB: Yes…and if Mueller felt he couldn’t have made a decision because of the OLC opinion that says you cannot indict a sitting President (an opinion around since the 70s)
      HE SHOULDN’T HAVE INVESTIGATED in the first place.

      BB: I told

      Listen carefully and you will hear many more.

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  18. starfcker says:

    Barr was content to drag this on as long as possible and minimize as much as possible. That option is becoming less viable by the day. Talk about nuts in a vise. He doesn’t want to admit that lots of his friends are scum, much less prosecute them. But every day he gets less and less powerful.

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  19. Ric(ci) don’t lose that number.

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  20. TwoLaine says:

    And all with NO PREDICATE. Not One.

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  21. Chieftain says:

    How many unmasking requests in 2012-2016?

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  22. Rebierocket says:

    Let’s suppose a typical work-year’s routine: 200 days.

    That’s 80 a day.

    One an hour.

    Just a perspective of how often unknown people decided to take this action.

    It would seem drastic, wouldn’t it?

    Sorta like a mechanic deciding to tear down an engine every hour.

    This act of theirs is much easier, plus they don’t have to worry about reassembly.

    It would be interesting to know how many people were involved in making 16,000 decisions like this in a year’s time.

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    • Bill says:

      80 for an 8 hour day is 10 an hour, NOT 1 an hour!
      Lots of people involved in this.

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      • Rebierocket says:

        Dadgum youre right!

        How embarrassing, for a man who loves math and still screws it up royally sometimes.

        Ok, lets try again: once every 6 minutes!

        These folks were busy.

        That was my original point and thank you for makin it stronger for me.

        Busy people get things done, by thunder!

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  23. hagarthorrible says:

    I don’t give a damn who is doing the ‘un-making’; the act itself by law enforcement bureaucrats is a clear infringement of the 4th Amendment, The George Bush administration was just Obama Lite…equally un-American and anti-constitutional. Today, the bushies and obamaites are furiously trying to bury their tracks….hunt them down and punish them PDJT!

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    • Rebierocket says:

      I agree with on not caring who-done-it. Other than to see them charged accordingly.

      I am rather curious if this was, say, 4 or 5 people? 20? 100? 1,000?

      Point being, it seems certain (in my mind anyway) that some of these would be legit nat’l security decisions (or whatever the true criteria is).

      But it also seems certain to me that much of this was done just because they could. Perhaps I’m imagining that, and all the actors involved were of the utmost integrity. Could be, can’t tell.

      Funny tho, my wife and I were talking today about the verse in Proverbs where it says a dog returns to his vomit. May apply here with these folks, perhaps, maybe.

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      • hagarthorrible says:

        the 4th Amendment was never changed…it means what it says; there is no ongoing national security interest that trumps an American citizens constitutional rights. if the target is a foreign national…strip him bare and probe deep, but hands-off unconstitutional intellegence gathering on American citizens…do the government the old way through hard persistent tracking!

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  24. Shyster says:

    The number of unmaskings is not relevant and depends entirely on the intelligence issues presented world wide and in real time. The issue is whether or not they were lawful, done by intelligence related staff and weren’t done for political or other illegal purposes. There is no set yard stick for the number of unmaskings and it is entirely situation dependent. The proper response to the pundits is “Were any of the 18,000 unlawful or done for political purposes?” If they have no knowledge on these points then your point and the number is meaningless.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      So you’re saying….

      the Chief of Staff to the
      Deputy Assistant Undersecretarial
      Aide to the Temporary Acting
      Director of Ballsweat

      ISN’T

      “Need to Know” ?????

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  25. Barr’s wife is best friends with Mueller’s …

    Barr worked his whole life in government, including CIA, but will now drain the swamp and endanger his beloved institutions?

    I don’t think so.

    Liked by 2 people

    • mike says:

      I’m sure they can arrange some sacrificial lambs. May need Hill and Bill to Epstein a few before they get too talkative, sometime after the big perp walk on TV…

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      If Wray & Van Grack are removed, and Ric Grenell is hired as FBI Director… ITS GAME ON.

      Van Grack – in limbo?

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  26. We need hundreds of Rand Paul’s in DC. The only long term solution is not to do justice (which only helps short term), but to reduce the size and power of government. There should be no FBI, CIA, FDA, etc.

    There should be no Patriot Act = Eliminate 4th amendment act. There shouldn’t be FISA courts.

    We should be tough as nails on immigration with very good vetting, but keep Americans free and the governments small.

    Liked by 5 people

    • carthoris says:

      Not only would this please Rand Paul, but even more importantly it would please our Founding Fathers who must be utterly disgusted with us now.

      Liked by 3 people

  27. bessie2003 says:

    I think the SCO people used Mueller as their mask, their cover personality, to continue their digging into the President and his circle of people’s lives, desperate to find something, anything, they could use to justify their witch hunt.

    While listening to Mueller’s testimony it became pretty evident he had no idea what was going on around him. In my mind this is exactly the same thing that happened with AG Sessions, the coup folks ran circles around both men and both men, being clueless, whether on purpose or because they were way past their prime, will have to live with what they allowed to have happen in their names.

    Given that, if it is true that Barr and Mueller are long time friends, I expect those who made a mockery of whatever dignity Mueller had left in the public eye are going to be spectacularly ripe targets in Barr’s response.

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  28. Rj says:

    Boston Bobby looks like he forgot which channel the cartoons were on or where he left his keys again. I hope the unmasking continues on the deep state and the corrupted individuals.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. HidetheDecline says:

    How many requests were there in 2019?

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Lake Tolbert says:

    Cigarette Lighter, please.

    And accept a toast from Mississippi for a job very well done.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Patience says:

    Sydney Powell kicking @ss and taking numbers!
    Greg Jarret (fox) is doing very well tonight

    Liked by 3 people

  32. nimrodman says:

    So I’m not sure I understand

    Is the main point of this post that FBI set up shop in the Special Counsel Office and continued their NSA database querying and unmasking under the aegis of Special Counsel?

    … instead of (or in addition to) their ongoing, solely FBI, counterintelligence investigation via the FISA path?

    Liked by 1 person

    • sundance says:

      Non-minimized database search queries are not the same as unmaskings.

      Unmaskings are reports.

      Search queries are sometimes what’s used to generate the raw intel reports.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Jase says:

      From memory, Mueller’s 40 FIB agents, though working for Weismann, were still administratively under FIB command.
      For hiding paperwork trails one supposes they could have worn a FIB hat or a SCO hat whenever they felt like it.

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  33. Phil says:

    The recent releases, however welcome, seem haphazard. But could this be the planned rollout that Sundance has mentioned many times before? He’s stated that the complete story is too large to simply dump all at once on an unsuspecting population, and that it would need to be released in bite sized pieces.

    Start with the suppressed Flynn stuff, then the unmasking list, followed by Rice’s CYA memo, then the EC, etc.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      This.
      Oh and all of those are NOT haphazard they are ALL connected.
      Jensen material Jan 4
      CR team was CLOSING Flynn INTEL investigation. 7th floor intervenes to keep it open using LOGAN ACT , never officially opening a CRIMINAL investigation (cause even they wouldn’t put that on paper) specifically as a ruse to entrap him for 1001
      They retasked the Dec 29th phone call from a nothingburger intel to a nothingburger Logan crime to make a lying to feds burger.
      We’ve also gotten the Priestep material

      The unmasking list showed Flynn wasn’t unmasked (while simultaneously corroborating Nunes’ Midnite Run)
      This led to the revelation that there is NO TRANSCRIPT of the phone call instead it’s a TECH CUT— a FBI “product”
      (I wonder if Page and Strzok “produced” it and whether they were able to rewrite it but “maintain Flynn’s voice”??)
      Also
      The unmasking list is not a list
      it’s a SPREADSHEET flltered by when “FLYNN” was the answer.
      It’s the “NOT FLYNN” sort that should be interesting

      Rice’s CYA memo
      If it’s accurate
      Comey is telling Obama on JAN 5 that Flynn may be a Russian Agent even though the CR had told him THE DAY BEFORE that he WAS NOT.

      The EC was the predicate to the CR Flynn predicate
      plus
      Flynn worked for Trump
      Flynn knew Russians (according to the newspapers) and
      Flynn had been to Russia (also according to the newspapers)

      This is a very logical rollout one building on the other.

      And Jerge Sullivan jumping up on the banquet table,
      pulling down his pants and crapping on the turkey
      doesn’t hurt either.

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  34. Lawton says:

    I think Rosenstein may be the biggest impediment Barr will have to nailing these crooks like McCabe and Comey as they will spill the beans on him in a second if facing charges. Will Barr let that deter him from nailing these crooks as Rosenstein was part of the team of crooks also.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Interesting…
      because Devin Nunes says Rosenstein ALREADY FLIPPED.

      See Lee Smith’s book.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I didn’t read the book or heard that Rosey flipped. He would be one of the first to do so because I don’t think he could endure being flipped by Bubba in the big house. He isn’t an Andy Dufrane…..

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          LOL!
          You gotta go to one of those “special” video stores to get a copy of that movie:
          “ShawShanked Rosenstein”

          From “The Plot Against the President”
          Pg 309
          “It’s clear that Rosenstein flipped at some point,” says NUNES. “Whether Barr initiated it or Rosenstein offered himself up, he started becoming very helpful.”

          A very compelling case can be made that he would “flip” as the coup started unraveling (Carter Page FISA).
          I’m not a Rod apologist, but he was not around when the “coup” started which- from his perspective- may have let the door open just enough for him to slip through when the prevailing winds started changing direction.

          Same might be said for Priestep. His notes document that he was the ONLY ONE either 1) genuinely concerned or 2) smart enough to cover his ass
          NOTE: Jensen INTERVIEWED HIM on 5/5/20
          (certainly with the 18 USC 1001 admonishment)
          This was much different than Priestep’s chinwag with Brandon Van AssCrack reported in the NYT last week.

          That transcript is SEALED and Sidney has a copy.

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      • dawndoe says:

        What about Priestep? Did he flip?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Good catch

          Priestap was the only one that was either
          1) genuinely concerned or
          2) smart enough to cover his ass
          by writing things down

          This may be his lifeline.

          Important: Jensen wasn’t just reviewing SC case documents……he INTERVIEWED Priestap on 5/5/20.
          No doubt Jensen “mirandized” him.

          There are TWO interviewers of Priestap.
          Brandon Van Grack
          Jeff Jensen

          One was “FAKE” with no consequences
          The other “REAL” with consequences

          Jensen filed this interview to Sullivan and it is under protective order.
          Powell got a copy

          I wonder how many other interviews he did

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  35. billybob says:

    Anybody arrested today?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rileytrips says:

      Nope, as usual.
      If these traitors are not brought to justice soon, and we all see that our “equal justice under the law” way of life is over….well, it is going to get like the Wild Wild West.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Yeah.

      A New Jersey dude who stepped on the dry sand.

      Liked by 1 person

    • iswhatitis says:

      billybob says: “Anybody arrested today?

      On of those regular “Anybody arrested today?” posts, this thought just occurred to me:

      While said posting appears to be a “cynical” take on discussed and reported events, it occurs to me it also allows for “lazy” posting.

      One could literally post that thought every day (even multiple times), and not read any articles or posts. It looks cynical – but it also provides cover for not actually keeping up with current events at all.

      Just make a daily “Anybody arrested today?” and thus keep up the guise of staying current when one is not up with current events at all.

      It’s a very clever post in that way.

      DISCLAIMER: Of course I’m not suggesting that you, specifically, are doing that. And, I don’t really care if that is the case or not. It’s just my recognition of the dual utility of that type of post. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • madeline says:

      Billy Bob, I love your persistance. I would love for someone like Tucker Carlson to ask that question every nite as he begins his show…in the mean time thank YOU for asking.

      Liked by 2 people

  36. Timing is very important.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Perot Conservative says:

    I recall hearing that unmaskings DOUBLED from 2015 to 2016.

    Yes? No?

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Sherri Young says:

    Adm Mike Rogers on unmasking.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Perot Conservative says:

    The Sunday shows are always 4 to 1. Two liberals, a fake Conservative, and a liberal host.

    This short clip of Barr are the kinds of Truth bombs that give me hope.

    Liked by 3 people

  40. Blind no Longer says:

    What is so apparent and in your face, besides the fact that the Special Counsel was to continue to obstruct President Trump’s agenda and remove him from office…but that these crooked corrupt bastards made millions doing it.
    They padded their pockets on the tax payers dime and recycled the money to give back to their leftist, big club buddies for funding their buddies campaigns.
    Talk about red hot boiling anger..

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  41. islandpalmtrees says:

    Did DNI Dan Coats authorize the selection and leaking of half truths to the MSM?

    Sundance writes:
    “The answer is really quite simple. Think about what the Special Counsel’s office [Mueller Team] previously explained about the SCO investigation… These requests flowed through a very facilitating DNI Dan Coats and explains the vast majority of “unmasking” requests:”

    Comment: I don’t remember seeing this in Dan Coats job description.

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  42. nojuanimportante says:

    If it doesn’t come at all, re-election is looking less and less likely

    Like

  43. sundance says:

    Liked by 5 people

  44. John Drake says:

    Weissman was the power behind the power, so to speak. Mueller was a sock puppet…just like Quid Pro Joe…

    BCNU…

    Liked by 3 people

  45. And the arrests start ….when?

    Like

  46. Zy says:

    Inquisitive thought is not under the purview of the Democommunist Party propagandist MSM.

    Like

  47. What Greg Jarrett took an hour to say on his Fox “Witch Hunt” book promotion this evening was already summed up in but a half dozen short postings by Sundance in TCTH. He should have given SD some credit………………

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  48. Kuma says:

    Focus on those who approved the unauthorized and illegal unmaskings (I am assuming the requests do not have a valid reason behind them). I will bet they are all connected to Hillary/Obama. Same with the NSA 702 searches. Who approved them at NSA? Does NSA consider the reason or do they just follow the FISA courts?

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  49. mark says:

    Rick Grenell for FBI director. Sydney Powell for Special Counsel. There’s just too much for 1 prosecutor, Durham to cover. Heck shouldn’t there be an investigation of Judge Sullivan ??

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