12:45pm Tomorrow – President Trump Participates in a Ceremonial Swearing-in of the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe…

Tomorrow morning ends the tenure of Richard “Ric” Grenell as the acting Director of National Intelligence.  At 12:15pm DNI John Ratcliffe will be sworn-in [LINK] and the declassification/sunlight baton will be passed to senate confirmed DNI John Ratcliffe.

On the topic of the FBI capture and use of the December 29, 2016, Flynn-Kislyak phone call…  First we had a hunch; then it became a suspicion… that evolved into a likelihood… that has now become a strong probability.

The capture of the December 29th phone call, which generated the raw “CR cuts“, was an FBI summary, modified for a specific interpretation.  Much like the missing 302 there is now a very strong probability the FBI ‘CR cuts’ do not represent the actual call content.

Within a twitter response by Grenell, part of the riddle behind the transcripts gets a little more clarity: “The IC doesn’t have all the transcripts/summaries…. it wasn’t our product.”

The implication here is the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) did not generate one of the transcripts; that evolved into an FBI equity, and was later used in their case against Lt. General Michael Flynn. The December 29, 2016, intercept was not exclusive to the U.S. intelligence apparatus, and the call summary became proprietary to the FBI; the agency exploiting the underlying content.

This makes sense and explains how the FBI was able to manipulate the framework of the call and keep the remaining U.S. intelligence system away from their internal plan.

There was more than one phone call and conversation between Flynn and Kislyak.  Some immediately after the election and in/around mid-December 2016.  Reports of those contacts and communications WERE in the U.S. IC network and those reports led to unmasking requests.  However, the specific December 29th communication was not an exclusive intercept of the U.S. intelligence community and therefore easier for the FBI to shape.

When Susan Rice, and now all of the downstream politicians, are requesting the release of the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts, those specific demands do not encompass the Dec.29th call; and it appears from the political narrative being assembled, the democrats do not necessarily expect DNI Grenell to be able to release the transcript of that specific call.

DNI Ric Grenell is signaling that he intends to release all the call transcripts not just the ones obtained by U.S. intelligence intercepts.

The “CR cuts” are summaries of the intercepted communication and therefore subject to being manipulated or shaped by the FBI official doing the summary.  The call summary is subject to interpretation and shaping much like a 302 report would be.  However, Grenell doesn’t just want to release the FBI summary, he wants to release the full transcript.

This approach by Grenell seems to confirm what we have been assembling about the transcripts, the “CR cuts”, and how the FBI used them.

There are intercepted communications between Flynn-Kislyak that were part of the ongoing FBI investigation of Flynn and monitoring of Russian interests.  Those intercepts became reports, and within those reports Flynn was masked; and later unmasked by political operatives.

However, the specific December 29, 2016, call while Flynn was in the Dominican Republic was a third party intelligence intercept; transferred to the FBI exclusively as part of their counterintelligence operation.  That 12/29/16 intercept generated proprietary FBI “CR cuts” or summaries of that intercepted communication specific to the FBI investigation.  That call content remained outside the larger intelligence community.  Hence Grenell saying: “The IC doesn’t have all the transcripts/summaries…. it wasn’t our product.”

But Grenell is working to bring that specific FBI equity (call transcript) into the IC and release it -in total- along with all other transcripts that were already within the control of the IC; thus Grenell gives an honest presentation of the totality of the contact, not just the parts that have been manipulated and shaped by officials in their targeting of Flynn.

Combine what Grenell is doing along with the announcement by FBI Director Chris Wray to review FBI action in the Flynn investigation, and a more fulsome picture emerges.

As many have long suspected the FBI shaped the December 29, 2016, call content; the FBI biased interpretation of what took place on that call; specifically to target Flynn.  They were able to do this, in part, because they exclusively held the evidence they were shaping.

With U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen now reviewing the background evidence, and with DNI Ric Grenell declassifying and releasing the underlying documents, the truth is being pushed to the surface….

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159 Responses to 12:45pm Tomorrow – President Trump Participates in a Ceremonial Swearing-in of the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe…

  1. Ric poured some gas on the torch before passing it.

    Liked by 45 people

  2. HBD says:

    One day this will make a very interesting mini-series

    Liked by 9 people

  3. cja says:

    Sure wish Grenell could have stayed longer.
    A lot longer.
    Maybe he can clean up the FBI next

    Liked by 16 people

    • jeff montanye says:

      or, now that ratcliffe is senate approved, make him acting head of the fbi (and let chris wray join a training and investigating firm somewhere).

      and reappoint grenell acting dni. he already knows the ropes. and has a winning smile.

      Liked by 1 person

    • dd_sc says:

      Clean up the State Department.

      Find some position over there where he can start declassifying. Or make him Deputy Secretary of State for Europe so he’s in place when trade talks with EU begin.


  4. Maybe Grenell can take Wray’s place????

    Liked by 14 people

  5. Bluto says:

    Wonder if he might be the new FBI Director?

    Liked by 4 people

    • Bluto says:

      …or even AG? He’s probably declassified more than Mr Declassification Barr.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Sherri Young says:

        He is not an attorney. No background in law enforcement.

        Liked by 1 person

        • SteveC says:

          He did ok with only the rudimentary basics of Intelligence.
          I’m not sure any of the people we’ve had as AG are remotely familiar with our laws or our Constitution.

          Liked by 5 people

        • jeff montanye says:

          that’s why ratcliffe, a lawyer with twenty years experience, a four-term, small-town mayor, and, in 2004, appointed by President George W. Bush to be the Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas, within the U.S. Department of Justice, and in May 2007, named interim U.S. Attorney for the district, would make a stellar choice for acting head of the fbi.

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          • Sherri Young says:

            Ratcliffe probably would be great as Acting FBI Director, but I think he will be an excellent DNI.

            Grenell went medieval partly in order to inflict enough pain to get Ratcliffe installed. I love the bright sunshine. That should have happened much sooner. Grenell will do very well wherever he goes next.

            I want to see how Jensen does. The internal inspection Wray ordered sounds like little more than having the agents who worked with Jensen on the Flynn case simply write up their personnel and administrative findings. It could be that Jensen might be the reformer that is needed at the head of the FBI. He even used to be an FBI agent.

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        • dd_sc says:

          We actually looked that up on another blog. The AG is not actually required to have a law degree – although an attorney has always been appointed. Only the Solicitor General had that requirement because that person argues in court and before the Supreme Court.

          I was rather surprised by that.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Bluto says:

          I was not aware that the job had these qualifications. Could you please like to what the qualifications are/


  6. delighteddeplorable says:

    Ric Grenell is just getting started. 🇺🇸

    Liked by 16 people

  7. Gary Lacey says:

    I fear if the FBI manipulated the narrative, it will just lead down the rabbit hole.
    And I’m wondering what kind of man is John Ratcliffe, my hope is he isn’t a Mitch McConnell type of man.

    Liked by 5 people

    • gda53 says:

      If you’ve followed his work over the last 3 years at all you might have an inkling about what kind of man he is.

      Within the House members, Radcliffe follows close behind Nunes in my estimation.

      But of course, these days anything is possible.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Judge a man by his friends. Ratcliffe is good friends with Gohmert, Jordan, Meadows, and Nunes, but is hated by Schiff, Burr, Mitch, and Warner.

      Liked by 25 people

    • buzzybee says:

      From what I’ve seen, Ratcliffe is not at all like McConnell. Ratcliffe is like the busy beaver, with good ethics, while McConnell is a weasel with few ethics if any. Ratcliffe in this position is an excellent choice. PDJT knows what he’s doing.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Derek of Florida says:

    Grenell has resigned his post as Ambassador to Germany, so most likely he’s still in the mix, bigtime.

    Liked by 15 people

  9. Zorro says:

    Godspeed to Ric Grenell, a true hero in the fight to save the nation against totalitarian Democommunism. I can’t believe that’s the fight ahead of us on a day commemorating the people that fought To endure our freedom. Now ignorant and brainwashed people are willing to give freedom up,

    Liked by 12 people

  10. Bogeyfree says:

    Sure makes one wonder if anything would happen if Grenell wasn’t pushing?

    I wonder if Barr and Grenell are buds or not??


    Liked by 2 people

  11. RedBallExpress says:

    Here we go – been done before: Bruce Wayne / Batman Has a Conversation With Himself:

    Liked by 8 people

  12. justlizzyp says:

    He left some mighty big shoes for Ratcliffe to fill.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. Sprawlie says:

    Any word on what will happen with Kash Patel?

    Liked by 7 people

    • Sherri Young says:

      I hope Kash Patel will stay at ODNI for awhile. He has been there only a few months. His time as a HPSCI staffer overlapped with Ratcliffe’s time as a committee member.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Vince says:

    Congratulations to John Radcliff, but I am actually more interested in what Ric Grenell does next.

    Liked by 9 people

  15. Bogeyfree says:

    I really, really want to know if……

    A is Driving B?

    Or is

    B Driving A?

    Or are

    A & B Equal?

    Liked by 1 person

  16. bullnuke says:

    Amb Grenell has proven his loyalty to President Trump as well as to the American people. I don’t believe we have heard the last from Amb Grenell.

    Liked by 8 people

  17. freepetta says:

    Does anyone know where Ric Grenell will be placed next? PDJT made it clear that Ric didn’t want to go back to Berlin.
    I hope he will have an important part in this administration.

    Liked by 4 people

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  19. jstert says:

    so, if the 12/29/16 kisylak-flynn was not an i.c. product, whose was it and on what basis was it obtained? flynn was in domrep then. did the domrep security services do a favor for the fbi? was flynn targetted as part of a criminal probe, which is off limits to the i.c. and totally within the fbi’s domain. if so, what criminal act was being investigated? why did the fbi hone in on the one call that flynn took, of many from kisylak, while abroad? this onion needs more peeling.


  20. Truthfilter says:

    I am not one to make fun of a person’s looks and I really like John Ratcliff. I also think he is very handsome but his facial expressions are very rat-like. Only a God with a sense of humor could put that face with that name.


  21. Cathy M. says:

    Short article

    What General Flynn faced in the 85 days of transition.

    “Former Transition Aide Says Michael Flynn Fielded Thousands of Calls — Not Just Russia’s”


    Liked by 2 people

  22. Maquis says:

    Grenell to be relieved of DNI duty tomorrow, and is resigning his ambassadorship, so now the MVP is a Free-Agent…

    Liked by 1 person

  23. If I were Trump, I would create a new position for Grenell and put him in charge of all FOIA requests. Take it out of the hands of the swamp rats that stonewall FOIA requests for years to protect their own institutions.

    Why does it take Judicial Watch and Tom Fitton years to get a FOIA requests fulfilled (often having to get a court order to do so)? Fitton is on Trump’s side and it’s still like pulling teeth. Unacceptable.

    Liked by 6 people

  24. montanamel says:

    I wonder just HOW BIG a DUMP TRUCK can be made to fit in Rick’s “expanding briefcase”???
    I am praying that as he leaves his DNI office for the last time, that dump truck full of doc’s is lifting it’s tailgate on the steps of Congress….or/and FOX News…..
    And, as he turns out the lights…..he tosses in the THERMITE device….as in BURN THE JOINT DOWN…


  25. ChampagneReady says:

    I have been sounding the alarm that Boris Johnson is not the white hat, lily-white, innocent Trump ally he would like everybody to thiink he is, and who Trump seems to talk about like he doesn’t know his true underside either.

    Rudy Giuliani just did a two-part interview with George Papadopolous on his Common Sense podcast. Part two was just a few days ago. In this 2nd part, George says he is revealing something that nobody is focusing on or talks about, and that he (George) finds it the most “damning piece of evidence that the UK government was spying on the campaign.

    And what he talks about is that the 2nd in command at the UK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, out of nowhere, wants to meet with him in London. The person’s name is Tobias Elwood. Elwood is no flunky. HE is the ASSISTANT to Boris Johnson. I have been contending that Trump was spied on and surveiled by GCHQ at the request of Rice and Brennan. They would have never been able to get a judge to approve the wiretap here so they enlisted GCGQ to do their dirty work. This was before the Carter Page FISA was engineered, so well before July 2016. Brennan and Rice had already been long on the job, probably from the time their worst nightmare was realized and Trump became the nominee.

    The person who was the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Britain at that time was BORIS JOHNSON. He would have had to be the person who authorized GCHQ to cooperate with Brennan and Rice for their super high tech covert spying. My belief is that each period of authorization was 3 months or quarterly. I also believe that three quarterly renewals were approved, by who I think is the very snake that gave the approval for UK spying on the Trump campaign–Boris Johnson.

    In this interview, for the first time to my knowledge George here ties it together and puts the spy operatives right in the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    A new name very few people have heard TOBIAS ELWOOD is now somebody more people should get very familar about and what he was up to for his boss. Turns out as you will hear, Tobias was a very busy guy chasing George Padopolous.

    Start at 14:45

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    • digleigh says:

      I remember seeing a document online of Susa n Rice requesting GCHQ continuing spying etc..Does anyone else remember it? I believe it had some kind of seal on it..The problem is, it was not verified..Now, I’m wondering if it may have been genuine..considering even NAPOLITANO even talked about GCHQ involvement, etc…Maybe why Trump met directly with the Queen?? Hannigan left right after Trump election…This is interesting and I want to read Rubini’s( one of the first whistleblower exposure reporters)new ebook exposing some joint intel plan against Trump with Brits….I thought we won our Independence!! Maybe not….

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Fools Gold says:

    As Sidney has said the dropped call communications are the exonerating material that will prove the hoax and frame up. Pray that’s what we get tomorrow from Ric as he turns over his keys. Where has this patriot been? Don’t know but I have high hope he will stick around for 4 mores years years.

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  27. Hugh Jass says:

    I LOVE the pic of Ratcliffe. It’s kinda like the Joker, but he is on our side. Ric has been a FABULOUS acting DNI, hate to see him go, but he will be appointed to another position that needs filled. Ric “The Grenade” Grennel, to quote quite a few other commentors.

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  28. MaineCoon says:

    Grenell has found his niche; his element. Move in, move out –fast — and don’t take any prisoners. Plus, the Acting title suites his M.O, his niche. Doesn’t have to make friends or kiss arse, not moving up the ladder. Soooo many options for his next job!!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Maquis says:

      He’s a Hatchet Man. Does the bloody culling so the new managers to shortly follow can have clean hands as they continue to set things aright.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Linda K. says:

      Have you noticed how the Republicans have all the energy and fresh talent? They are the Freedom Caucus and have never stopped fighting. The scales are starting to tip our way as more people will see it too. I mean Joe Biden? AOC?


      • emeraldcoaster says:

        Not everything or everyone linked to the Freedom Caucus is worthy. Several members are out front leading the charge, but even some of them lack integrity at times. For example, the race to replace Meadows in NC-11 has exposed some troubling actions by prominent members. As the saying goes, integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

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    • strateshooter says:

      I love Grennall.
      He is an expert in Seagull Management Theory.
      He flies in , sh*ts on his target , flies out…moves on.
      he is a cool dude.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. starfcker says:

    This looks more and more like the epicenter have this whole operation was the FBI. Note to Bill Barr. Yesterday’s cleanup techniques aren’t going to work nowadays. This is the internet age. Information you hoped would never see the light of day is moving a lot faster and being distributed a lot wider than you could ever imagine. Take them down, or resign and go home. The year you wasted got blown up by Rick Grenell in under a month. Radcliffe is a prosecutor. And he’s a patriot. He’s going to go looking for all the things his committee’s asked for, and the FBI never delivered. Watch.

    Liked by 12 people

  30. nkmommy says:

    Is there any truth to “the Hammer,” an alternative surveillance tool? Could this be the illegal mechanism which captured the call, hence, not belonging to any federal agency?

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Santiago 1314 says:

    Well, What else would one expect The Members Of The Secret Society Of Insurance Underwriters do with their Policy… They Cashed it IN… But their Coup D’SWAMP Failed.!!! Now, “OFF With Their Heads”.!!!


  32. republicanvet91 says:

    “Combine what Grenell is doing along with the announcement by FBI Director Chris Wray to review FBI action in the Flynn investigation, and a more fulsome picture emerges.”

    It would seem Barr ignored his declassification authority, unless it solely pertained to getting Durham and Jensen access. And staying above the fray if/when prosecutions ever result.


  33. 335blues says:

    When the FBI-only transcript is released, and it doesn’t match the “CR cuts”,
    Jensen’s, and perhaps more importantly, AG Barr’s hands may very well be forced.
    Barr may have to actually bring charges against somebody.
    Are you serious?
    Imagine that. All of the crimes that have transpired, all of the criminals involved,
    many of which the public already has knowledge of.
    And AG Barr has managed to indict, wait for it,…….. zero people!
    Hey Barr, how are you going to dance around this one?
    I’m sure he’s thinking about how he might manage it.
    Does this make his buddy Rosenstein more, or less culpable?

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  34. Spurwing Plover says:

    No matter who Trump has in his cabinet the M.S. Media will do their worst to scorn his selection since the M.S. Media are al Democrats and Democrat Voters and Supporters


  35. Brant says:

    Umm, if I read above correctly, the 12/29 call is an FBI product and it it’s noted they held this little gem and could better manipulate the use if it’s contents for their use.

    Would be nice if Ric gets the DNI parts out between 9-12 Tuesday. Or leaves them with Radcliffe with the expectation this will be out by the end of the day. Then Ric becomes acting FBI director to get the 12/29 call out.

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  36. jus wundrin says:

    Someone commented in a previous story that Grenell should become the Ukrainian ambassador. This would be a great move based upon all of the corruption that was reportedly going on with the prior Ukrainian govt. and team obama. Plus the fact that the dims were trying to impeach PDJT over a lame quid pro quo accusation with the current Ukrainian leadership.There is definitely a there, there.

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  37. Paul Cohen says:

    My MAGA fantasy is that Grenell could be a roving “Acting” cabinet member to take over a series of posts for 5-9 months (I think 9 months is the time limit for “Acting” apptmts.?) and raise hell each time, shredding the permanent bureaucracy and its liars to the greatest extent possible. He seems to be just about the most perfect Trump appointment we have seen. What has POTUS Trump had such a difficult time making good appointments??

    Ratcliffe seems very promising, we shall see….

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  38. Simon Says says:

    Ratcliffe’s raoid confirmation amid Grennelk’s rapid disclosure profe and lastly Sen. Warner’s disclosure of approval makes skeptical. I wouldn’t be sulrised to see the door shut on this line of disclosure.


  39. Guyski says:

    I have a vision of Richard Grenell sitting in front of his computer. waiting….

    12:44:59 – SEND 😉

    Liked by 5 people

  40. anthohmy says:

    What a spectacle.


  41. Conservative_302 says:

    Get a true patriot in a position, give citizens transparency, and America gets back on track. How long was Grenell in his position? Not long, and his commitment to truth love for his country changes disillusioned Americans. I hope he stays with the Trump administration because we need him. He is proof that people like him in government are few and far between. He’s been a Godsend. Thank you God. If that transcript does match the CR cuts, this hoax/coup gets blown up out of the water.

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  42. Dwayne Diesel says:

    I’d like some other’s thoughts on what I am starting to notice and I hope Ratcliffe continues what Grenell started:

    Grenell is not only releasing the documents. He’s getting those involved in the cover-up and illegal activity to also call for their release. Those involved are so arrogant they think Grenell (and the others involved in shedding the light on this) won’t ever see the transcripts under his purview. They truly think it’s been “taken care of”…..but based on Grenell’s comments he has them (or knows where they are and has seen them and knows what the content will be released and what that information does once released). He baited them into asking for them and Grennell responds with, Yes, but all of them should be released and they wil- including the one, Mr. Schiff, you thought would never see the light of day. And once he does, they will scream with support of their MSM allies….transcripts should have been released but not that day’s transcripts because of whatever BS national security blabbity blabbity they throw out there.

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  43. humaweiner says:

    This slow moving F-5 Texas tornado should keep the gay honey badger very busy this summer.


  44. I hope that Ratcliffe proves to be an effective warrior against the corrupt IC.


  45. TexSwede says:

    Since Grenell and Ratcliff oversee the IC, I believe they should have access to the ICIG “whistleblower” documents and information. Haven’t seen anyone talking about that. The best parting and incoming (yes I mean that as in artillery) rounds would be if “Ric and Rat” drop those documents around noon. That is my off the wall prediction. Talk about Schiff hitting the fan.

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  46. Haveaspine says:

    Grenell will be greatly missed. Hope Ratcliff is as good if not better than Grenell.


  47. emeraldcoaster says:

    Assuming Flynn’s original defense team (Covington and Burling), did not demand access to the 12/29/16 Flynn-Kislyak phone conversation—not notes or “cuts”—how does the law firm survive a malpractice lawsuit? I suppose there are plenty of seat cushions being sucked up in anticipation.

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  48. Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

    Simple question.
    Are we to infer that the 12/29/16 call was intercepted by different government and given to FBI?
    If so, why would they do that with this call?
    Do they do this with other calls?


  49. Alli says:

    Ric Grenell could go to State department and put some disinfecting light on foggy bottom. I think Hillary planted grenades there as her insurance policy and Grenell could expose them. Our household is thinking Biden will put Hillary as VP and step aside for her to run on the Dem ticket
    These people are so dam harmful evil,expect anything.


  50. mrk says:

    :“The IC doesn’t have all the transcripts/summaries…. it wasn’t our product.”
    “… The specific December 29, 2016, call while Flynn was in the Dominican Republic was a third party.”

    Out side of whoever owns the Dominican Cellular Telecom as the source.
    How much you want to bet the Russians where the source.
    That would rich, using actual Russian collusion to claim that the President and those around him colluded with the Moscow.


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