Ric Grenell Declassifies Wiretapped Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts, and “Other Russia Probe Origination Documents” – Leaves Release Option for Incoming DNI Ratcliffe…

As one of his last actions before leaving his post, former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard “Ric” Grenell has declassified the transcripts of the wiretapped phone conversations between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Additionally, it appears that Grenell has declassified some of the origination documents from the CIA and U.S. intel community that were manipulated in the assembly of the Intelligence Community Assessment (an aspect of particular importance to USAO John John Durham).  As we suspected Ric Grenell is leaving the decision, and timing for their release to incoming DNI John Ratcliffe.

WASHINGTON DC – Richard Grenell has declassified a new batch of Russia probe documents on his way out as acting director of national intelligence, leaving the decision on whether to make those files public up to newly sworn-in Director John Ratcliffe.

The documents include transcripts of phone calls that then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak had in December 2016, during the presidential transition period.

Grenell said publicly last week that he was in the process of declassifying those files, after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., asked that he do so.

Fox News has learned that the declassification review of those transcripts is now complete, and it will be left up to Ratcliffe on whether to release them publicly.

Fox News has learned that Grenell also completed the declassification review of other documents related to the origins of the Russia probe — including one that a senior intelligence official told Fox News was “very significant in understanding how intelligence was manipulated to support launching the Russia investigation.”

The official could not provide further details on that newly declassified document, but said that it will also be up to Ratcliffe to decide whether to make it public. (read more)

If Grenell has declassified the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts, it’s almost certain that he’s declassified ALL THE TRANSCRIPTS – including those the former administration and politicians did not expect he could recover, and did not want to see released.

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214 Responses to Ric Grenell Declassifies Wiretapped Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts, and “Other Russia Probe Origination Documents” – Leaves Release Option for Incoming DNI Ratcliffe…

  1. cheering4america says:

    Judicial Watch must love this guy too, he doesn’t even wait for the FOIA requests!

    I hope Eric Swalwell lives to regret what he’s asking for.

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    • Fubu says:

      Alright Johnny. Your play.

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      • Yep. Ratcliff’s first test. And we WILL be watching.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yes, its a TEST of John Ratcliffe, no doubt. We have been disappointed so many times, and it has almost always taken a Loooong time to realise for instance, that Huber was doing NOTHING.

          Here, we get the answer right away, and I wonder if Grennel didn’t structure it this way on purpose.

          Possibly he and PDJT don’t know, for sure whether Ratcliffe is “for real” or not, or want to see ACTIONS, not just words?

          And WHAT is this “other material” that will clarify just how intelligence was manipulated? I’m thinking the FBI summaries of the phone calls between Flynn and Kysliak, that WEREN’T picked up by CIA.

          The ones Comey was so excited about that he rushed to Brennan and Obama with them. The ones that were, we suspect, manipulated ?

          If Grennel was able to get the ORIGINAL material, and the ALTERED material, and both are released, showing how the meaning was altered,….that would certainly be whats described,….and appropriiate to release WITH actual Flynn/Kysliak transcripts..

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          • Ray Runge says:

            The “cuts” that Comey employed can be juxtaposed with the Flynn / Kislyak call transcripts to display the FBI’s creative writing skills.

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          • jay says:

            That kind of evidence should be enough to bring charges of conspiracy – among others crimes listed in the US code.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Yes, the only thing preventing bringing charges of Conspiracy to tamper with evidence, for the Pientka 302’s, is not having the ORIGINAL.
              You can’t PROVE its been changed, without having the original to COMPARE to,….which is why we will NEVER see Pientkas original 302.

              Once Stroxz re-wrote it, and was confident he had Pientks ‘voice’, he burned the original and scattered the ashes.

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              • Greg1 says:

                Man alive……I never thought of that.

                Does that not constitute some proof that they KNEW they were wrong for doing it?

                What would be beautiful would be if there actually WAS a good, honest, and honorable fbi agent left who would produce that original 302.

                But I don’t think there is any chance of that happening.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Yes, remember these idiots DID all go to law school.
                  In criminal court the relationship between the truth, and what occurs in court is like the relationship between a hot dog and a warm puppy.
                  Specifically, there is what can be PROVEN, in court with admissable evidence.
                  In order to PROVE, to a Jury, beyond a reasonable doubt that Page and Stroxz made RELEVANT, MEANINGFUL changes to the original 302, you MUST be able to show the Jury the original. It is THE key piece of evidence.

                  Otherwise the defence can argue “MAYBE Pietka just wasn’t a very good writer,…lots of spelling, punctuation and grammar errors, and they were just trying to clean it up.

                  And, as the defence, we don’t have to PROVE that was the case,…but the prosecution has tobprove that was NOT the case. Its called “Burden of proof”, and its on the Prosecution.
                  Don’t know about “good, honest and honorable”, but how about ‘unwilling to participate in railroading an innocent man, or commit perjury’?

                  If you’ll settle for that, Agent Joe Pietka MIGHT be your man.

                  After all, why didn’t Stroxz just tell Pietka to re-write the 302’S, to say he thought Flynn lied?

                  Either Stroxz DID, and Pietka said NO, or Stroxz knew better than to ask.
                  They have shielded Pietka, so no one can subpoena him, or at least no one HAS.

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              • Greg1 says:

                Dutchman, this is in response to your excellent post made at 5:50, since I can’t respond below it.

                Everything you said was excellent.

                Your point about Pientka…….

                He’s not the man.

                By this point he KNOWS what happened.

                And he’s NOT come forward with the truth. He’s said nothing. The fbi took his name off their website in California or wherever he is.

                He’s had his chance to do the right thing. He’s not going to do the right thing.

                And these people think we should still respect the fbi……

                No.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Oh, I understand and agree,…to a DEGREE. Firstly, my point stands; WHY all the funny business with the 302, why not just have Pientka perjure himself by writing one saying Flynn lied?

                  Secondly, the FBI have their agents take a lie detector every year. Basically, they say “Look, we don’t CARE if your gay, or schtupped your sister when you were 14,…whatever.

                  BUT, if you have ANYTHING that is criminal, or embarrasing, that someone could use to blackmail you, you need to tell us.

                  That way, they can’t blackmail you, cause we ALREADY know, see? And then every year we give you a lie detector, to check your behavior during the last year, see?

                  And,so, new agents sheepishly admit to having schtupped their sister (or whatever) and yes, it means nobody can blackmail the agent, saying “I’m going to tell the FBI you schtupped your sister!”

                  Cause the agent can say “Go ahead, they already know!” But,…..it means if they ever go against the FBI, the FBI can ‘leak’ it, to EVERYBODY that the agent schtupped his sister.

                  See how that works? How to instill lifelong loyalty, created by a guy named Hoover, who liked to crossdress.

                  So, pietka probably schtupped his sister (or SOMETHING) and while Stroxz couldn’t use it to force him to commit perjury,…he’s not anxious for the sh*tstorm they would rain on his head, if he tried for whistleblower.

                  Lets face it, true whistleblowers haven’t fared well, so far!

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                • Why “keep it in the same voice “if you destroy the original?

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              • jay says:

                Destruction of a federal document is crime and they know this.
                More likely the 302 lurks deep in the FBI system somewhere. It cannot be destroyed.
                My guess, was intentionally “misplaced”

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Ooooh, a FEDERAL crime! These asshats have committed a SLEW of Federal crimes, so whats one more?

                  I SUSPECT, if we ever get all the facts, the FIRST 302 was pientkas hand written notes.
                  The SECOND was him typing them up on a laptop. THESE 2 were never entered into any system, and it was at THIS point that Stroxz intervened.

                  “Hey, Joe,…BEFORE you enter you 302, why don’t ya let me take a look at it?”

                  Thats my suspicion. All 302’s entered into the system were page/stroxz re-writes, and he kept the originals, only long enough to have them to refer to, when trying to emulate joes “voice”.
                  Then he burned em, and buried the ashes, knowing that without the originals, he could never be convicted of falsifying evidence.

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              • regitiger says:

                yes, but that also opens up other charges. several in fact. AS IT SHOULD.

                a. it dismantles the authenticity of the “working” 302…the final product cannot be used as an authentic work product if it cannot be determined legitimate. Without the trail of origin, the entire process becomes UNVERIFIED…(my new catch phrase…thanks FISA….)

                b. The simple reality that the FBI ADMITS that a 302 is LOST, directly impugns the process, and it alternately provides ample evidence and fact pattern of fraud/misconduct. Not an attorney, but I would imagine that not following regulations and policies and even perhaps some federal statute that REQUIRES retention of such counter-intelligence gathering origin material is a criminal violation….(note to all law inspectors, please comment!)

                c. IF THE ORIGINAL 302 IS PRODUCED (oooops, we found it), then this also becomes another serious matter…One also involving the likely charge of misconduct. How does one explain NOT retaining and LOSING origination material, but then later magically when exposed to produce, finds it? Furthermore, if the original 302 is materially factually different in context and in data than the “working” product, there would also be additional legal misconduct matter to consider. How does one explain legally that the origin documents, hand written, do not match up AT ALL with the final working?

                d. even if the 302 is NEVER PRODUCED…this entire “working product” mess appears to be illegitimate. One cannot convincingly argue with such enormous suspiciions based on very serious irregularities that a qualified and consistent working product is in fact bona fide. We have a 5 week period where it was re-written and re-tooled by parties NOT INVOLVED IN THE DIRECT INTERVIEW with Gen Flynn. We also have at least 3 other “reliable” sources, who have publicly stated that General Flynn was truthful and no deceiving! (Comey is one of them! the top “dog”!)

                e. at a minimum it would appear to me there is sufficient legal reasons to argue that the charges made to Gen Flynn based on this flimsy 302 document is no reliable! Simple as that. That alone should be the basis by which this case should be dismissed by BOTH DOJ and Sullivan. And most importantly, I believe that the DOJ (Barr …are you awake?) should revisit its motion letter and send another impactful communication to the Judge right now and advise him that the 302 document even without and especially without the origin notes, was inauthentic, unreliable for these reasons. I would also believe that the defense counsel (Powell, If you please!) should also be filling this motion for the same arguments. (this is not to imply the 302 is NOT worthy to produce…we will get there eventually..it WILL BE DISCOVERED..by hook or crook….the purpose of these motions should be to address the significance of the 302 and producing the origins should have ZERO bearing on the control of the dismissal of this case…

                what do you think?

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                • Dutchman says:

                  a) thats why they conned Flynn into pleading guilty; in a TRIAL the Prosecution would be required to lay out the whole chain of evidence.

                  b) One of the things they did, was try to turn crimes into ‘violations of policy, rules abd procedures’ so that they get a note in their personelle file, instead of an indictment.
                  So, for instance destroying the original 302, so they can’t be charged with evidence tampering, instead they are found to have violated policy and procedure, by not filing the 302 within 5 days. They write 500 times “I WILL enter my 302’S within 5 days!” and walk away.

                  Sidney has already covered the bogus 302, in her earlier filings, which you should read.

                  And, in responce to them, Prosecutors withdrew from prosecuting the case, so one can infer they agree the 302 issues are ONE of the things that undermines their case.

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                • berniekopell says:

                  John Solomon has loosely referred to sources that came to him under cloak of darkness to say that Flynn was set up. If true, unless Solomon was diverting attention away from the true source, there is a white hat in the FBI that could be Pienka. Given how “closely held” this so-called investigation was (per Lyin’ Leakin’ Comey) the universe of potential white hats in the FBI is probably closer to the number of observable planets in our solar system. Place your bets on who the white hat(s) is(are). Pienka cannot be ruled out IMO. Take it from Lt. Colonel Markelson in A Few Good Man. Folks in Comey’s/McCabe’s position don’t get where they are without making a few tower chief’s flight logs (here a 302) temprarily disappear. The original 302 may be gone (i doubt it), but Pienka’s memory is recoverable (can’t prove when the flight took off, but maybe can prove when it landed). Pienka knows what went down and has not been heard from yet publicly. He is on Miss Lindsey’s subpoena list.

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              • margarite1 says:

                Couldn’t we at least hear from Pientka?

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Would be NICE! For a long time, couldn’t evwn say his name on the air, like the fake whistleblower, everyone KNEW who it was, but he was just ‘the other agent’.

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            • Lady Sid says:

              A simple “obstruction” case would be a start.

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          • palafox says:

            If Trump needs a “test,” he appointed the wrong guy. Period. And now has appointed him TWICE.
            And, Radcliffe should be insulted if this is a “test.”

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            • Dutchman says:

              The Swamp is deep, dark, twisted and murky.
              The water is not clear, the air is full of vapors. A twisted tree branch is a dangling python, nothing is what it seems. Step forward without probing what APPEARS to be solid ground, with a stick, and get sucked into quicksand.

              In such a World “Trust but VERIFY” seems particularly appropriate, ….
              Must be nice and reassuring to live in your world of absolutes,…

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              • regitiger says:

                yes, verify takes on a completely different meaning and protocol….

                this president gets negative marks for his loyalty demands.

                I am of the mind, that SHOWING ACTIONS that are consistent with creating sunlight on the former criminal conspiracies are priority one.

                which does not explain satisfactorily in my view, why Barr and Wray, either, have been allowed to work in this administration. Their “loyalties” have not been demonstrated…at all…just the opposite, in fact.

                anecdote: when I first gained classmat handling authorization, I was tested on purpose…Unknown to me at the time was a system of checks my command had established to internally vette newbies. I was given the task to audit secured material..I found 3 defects. I reported them. I was told to ignore them. I didn’t..I went right to the commanding officer. He walked me in to the COMSEC in the secured vault and informed me that those three missing documents that I had reported were intentionally concealed from me. And showed me as proof that they DID Exist. I was commended for doing my job and not folding like a lawn chair. It was one of those moments in my career when I realized there was something far more critically important than merely performing a duty. That one had to put into place a means to determine character, integrity and courage. I asked what would have happened if I let this go. I was told in not so gentle words that my career would have consisted of non-essential pencil sharpening duties. Later I discovered just how many pencil sharpeners populated the community.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  The military has its,…flaws. After SNAFU is a military acrinym, “Situation Normal, All F’d Up” as I’m sure you know.

                  But, one of the things its a lot better than civilian, INCLUDING the non-military Government, is in establishing clear lines of authority, in every situation.

                  I’m pretty sure this is something many who have served, have difficulty adjusting to, when they leave the service.

                  Would that ALL had such clear lines of authority and responsibility, and duty to mission, but unfortunately not the case.

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            • Mike says:

              No test, just Grenell giving Ratcliffe the courtesy of releasing it as one of his first acts. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind that he will do it. He has been loyal to Trump and a bulldog when it comes to uncovering the truth on the Russia hoax. He has already seen much of it unredacted. It will be released by tomorrow at the latest and maybe this evening.

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            • gunrunner03 says:

              Exactly. Haven’t enough games been played? These should have been released this morning.

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        • missycaulk says:

          I thought the exact same thing. His first test. I think he will.

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        • jwh49 says:

          I have full confidence in Ratcliffe because I have TOTAL confidence in Donaldus Magnus! John along with Devin were 2 of the leaders in uncovering this total cabal! MAGA 2020!!!

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        • Remington says:

          Man alive, does Radcliff have large shoes to fill. Especially since Grenell has only been around for a week or two, or do it seems. I have faith in Radcliffe, but….I can only hope we see Grenell in another important position, and very soon.

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        • icthematrix says:

          I think RG did this as a proper courtesy based on timing, but also as a means of forcing the issue in case the new Director is tempted to be timid.

          Do the right thing Ratcliffe.

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      • Paul from Canuskistan says:

        Johnny is ready and raring to go…
        Bet the house on that

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      • bruzedorange says:

        Two ways to look at it:

        1) Ric was nice enough set up Ratcliffe for a debut that puts the new DNI’s name on the next news cycle, or…

        2) Ric was nice enough to pull the pin before handing him the grenade.

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    • History Teaches says:

      A bomb has been dropped. Will it explode? Ratcliffe already has a major decision on his hands before he even occupies his office.

      One would think that Grenell verbally discussed this with him already. Even just as a professional way of handing off the job to his successor. We shall see how Ratcliffe deals with this. Grenell will be a hard act to follow, so temper your expectations.

      Grenell should serve as the equivalent of a relief specialist in baseball. Bring him in where and when most needed, and available to quickly shift to different responsibilities. A trouble shooter extraordinaire.

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      • Part of me thinks this makes it easy for the guy onboarding. You’re sitting 3-2 and the pitcher is throwing meatballs at you. Just step in and swing away. The President would be supportive, does Ratcliffe step into the pitch, swing and miss or take a walk?

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        • Newhere says:

          Exactly. If Grennell didn’t coordinate with Ratcliffe on teeing this up, then publicly announcing the declassifications would amount to sandbagging him — which is unprofessional, and not something you do to an ally.

          (BTW — sandbagging is precisely what Obama did to the Trump administration when it ousted Russian diplomats and retaliated right before Trump took office …. “governing norms” counsel against any big or notable moves during a transition. That fact needs to be better noted with considering Flynn’s calls to foreign leaders … the real scandal was Obama’s parting shot, not any efforts to mitigate or cool tempers by Trump’s people).

          Anyway in this case, I’d be very surprised if this weren’t coordinated.

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          • palafox says:

            I agree.

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          • regitiger says:

            I totally agree with you fine analysis.

            I just would not describe ubummer as sandbagging…that lessons the criminal act. It was intended to sabotage…to INVENT a serious national security breach on purpose by way of unlawful criminal violations that this president would have to inherit, and also making it very complicated (nearly impossible) to uncover and solve!. A conspiracy, manufactured, with a specific well tuned intent to damage the oncoming President’s power using the secret powers of the surveillance state and its actors.. It was sedition to damage this president, and thus the countries national security, and a conspiracy to cover up those crimes.

            Sandbagging does not properly describe what the former administration has done.

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        • Green Bucket says:

          Please follow through Mr. Ratcliffe; America needs transparency now more than ever. The future of our Republic is at stake.

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      • Linda K. says:

        I would guess Grenell would not say it was ready to go without strategizing with Ratcliffe first. It gives Ratcliffe leverage right off the bat, to have something ready to release.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Eric Swalwell regrets? Ask your dog if he has regrets. Swalwell has an 8 IQ, it takes 9 to bark.

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    • Zorro says:

      Schiffty’s little brother. The man-child who processes weapons of mass expulsion.

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    • MJJ says:

      The 4 L’s Are In Place…..Looks Like Grenell as he Left his Job LOCKED with Intelligence Documents and LOADED for Ratcliffe to Submit for Public Transparency on Days the Major Media chooses to Headline Conspiracy Theories from NOW to the ELECTION DAY at the Direction for Major Media CORRECTIONS!

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  2. “There IS a Santa Claus!”

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  3. NICCO says:

    God bless Rick Grennell,I ask the Lord to continue to use him as a useful vessel in our country.s march back to freedom

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    • Lady in Red says:

      Perhaps, after he makes the rounds cleaning up all of the corrupt agencies (🙏) he will run for President, following PDJT’s second term. I would love to see the Dems try to smear the country’s first gay Presidential candidate. Clearly, in order to carry on what PDJT has and will continue to accomplish, we will need someone with tough-skin from outside the swamp. I talked to someone over the weekend who suggested Elon Musk. I said, “no, he was born in Africa”. Then I thought, oh wait…I guess that’s not necessarily a deal breaker!😁

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      • Ploni says:

        God forbid!

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      • arsumbris says:

        Comment deleted by Admin…

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        • Lady in Red says:

          Wow.

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          Actually, it’s the CONSERVATIVE Treehouse – not the Christian treehouse. Have you noticed how many great Jewish Trump supporters are here? Ric describes himself as an “imperfect Christian,” however.

          As skilled as he is, I don’t believe that Ric has what it takes to be a POTUS – nor do I think we should start elevating people based upon their minority status. That’s what the left does. That’s what gets us incompetent frauds like 44.

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        • albertus magnus says:

          Im a Christian and your comment is offensive to all people…gay or straight.

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          • itsspiritual says:

            You should be more careful with your sweeping “all people” generalizations. As a Bible believing Christian, I’m not offended at all. Let God be true and all men liars. Gods Word is very clear in that homosexuality is a vile SIN. It leads to a reprobate mind and anyone who is offended by this truth, is offended by Gods creation, nature and Word. The Old Testament and the New Testament are unambiguous in this truth. Please read Romans 1 if you are deceived into believing satans lies on this issue.

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        • jay says:

          Because Richard Grenell is a child of God, with integrity unmatched in the political arena. Mr. Grenell has been in a loving monogamous relationship for years. Who he loves in private is his business as long as his public business is conducted with integrity and love of country.

          Judge based on performance not on personal preferences.

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        • California Joe says:

          As we commented about Donald Trump when he was a candidate: He’s running for president not the pastor of my church!

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        • Just wondering if other Christians who now know that history books have been rewritten by the corrupt elites and that “fake news” is reported as fact, ever quietly questioned themselves about who may have wrote the various VERSIONS of the bible? I have certainly wondered about this many times.

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        • L4grasshopper says:

          “I thought…”

          You see…right there you made the mistake of declaring that you could think 🤣

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        • swissik says:

          If yours is a Christian comment then Christianity isn’t what it is trumped up to be.

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      • lcsteel says:

        We could do a whole lot better that Grenell.

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      • Pa Hermit says:

        POTUS Buchanan possibly was gay if memory serves me correctly. (Don’t have free access to internet to search.)

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  4. gingergal says:

    I don’t have much confidence in Ratcliffe.

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    • Trygve says:

      The Deep State most definitely got something on him, with their surveillance apparatus, and I expect he will not release these any more than Judge Sullivan released Flynn. Prepare for more incoming insanity.

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      • lcsteel says:

        Tin foil hat or just a troll?

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        • I worry about this as well.

          The Senate told PDJT they would not confirm him awhile back, then they did. It at least begs the question, “what changed?”

          Could be they wanted Ric out ASAP. Could be PDJT has dirt on Mitch, et al. It is also in the realm of possibility that Ratcliff is now under someone’s thumb.

          Time will tell. But this is a legitimate theory based on what we’ve seen from the Senate intel committee.

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          • Perhaps Radcliffe is perceived as a lesser threat than Grinnell. The Establishment didn’t want Radcliffe confirmed, specially corrupt POS Burr and Warner, because of the damage he could do to their careers. It is just possible that Grinell being openly gay gives him a bit of insulation (just guessing here) against the usual leftist attacks, so he was brought in as a “relief pitcher” (or strikeout master) to do the dirty work. The Senate Committee couldn’t do squat about the de classifications or releases, since he is serving only as ACTING DNI.
            I totally believe that the POTUS was looking at the LONG game here. We might never understand PDJT’s actions as they occur, but obviously the man DOES have a plan.

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          • jebg46 says:

            Mitch McConnell was a Gang of Eight member so it’s likely he’s implicated in the President Trump takedown, like what did he know and when did he know it?. Maybe that gives President Trump some leverage. Or Mitch has too many ties to China.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Thanks for letting us know.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Why?

      He was one of the more effective House Members supporting Nunes.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Well, it’s always great to be first to rain on someone’s parade, I guess.

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    • regitiger says:

      I am likewise concerned. Based purely on demonstrated realities.

      every single major breakthrough in this entire saga with just two exceptions have been elevated by non-political officials. Grennel and Powell. While I respect Nunes and Grassley and even Rand Paul, it is a reality that elected officials for reasons that cannot be legitimately explained cannot seem to do what needs to be accomplished. Yes I understand these people have made a difference. But those in positions of authority and responsibility have been in contrast to grennel rather ineffective to scoring victories. Talk is cheap. Action with results. That’s the issue.

      Ratcliffe by his former congressional official capacity raises serious concerns about the likelihood of being captive to a DC political pressure…

      I worry.

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    • I worry that they try to ‘manufacturing’ some sort of scandal to embroil Radcliff in, much like they did with Kavanaugh..

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      • regitiger says:

        that is a given…how effective they are will be limited by the staggering shocking reality of what he can expose to the american people.

        the act of coordinating a solid strategy to uncloak these well hidden secrets of the former corrupt regime will always involve interference.

        but the momentum is fully weighted…and ratcliffe needs to continue the acceleration.

        this STEALS the power of the deadbeat press and forces the cowards and the criminals to expose themselves.

        the power of this publishing cannot be overstated. ….one must commit fully to seeing it all the way to the end.

        the transition between ric and john is a very delicate moment in the big long game.

        in the middle of a battle, command has shifted….quite abnormal in my view. Particularly since many victories had been won decisively.

        it gives me pause to consider why the administration would interrupt success…

        I worry.

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  5. freepetta says:

    Time to give Ric a permanent high ranking job.
    IMHO I believe Ric was horrified when he realized the extent and the hypocrisy to which these partisan leaks took place.
    OBOZO and HILDEBEAST should be in Guantanamo for all roads lead to them.🤦🏻‍♀️

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  6. Eileen McRae says:

    I have a lot more faith in Grenell than in Ratcliffe! He will invent excuse after excuse for NOT releasing them!

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  7. jay says:

    A Honey badger 🦡 encounters a Rat 🐀.

    Honey badger wins every time.

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    • Colonel Sanders says:

      Ric is a Wolverine and he is giving Johnny R a chance to pick up where he left off. We will see very soon what Ratcliffe is made of now that he’s DNI.

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      • WSB says:

        Ric has publicly announced “En garde!”

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Brilliant move wasn’t it?

        Leave the docs as a DRAFT email…..and the only thing that JR has to do is hit SEND.
        JR is forced to expose his true nature in his first “at bat”.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yes, no hoping, for months on end, and occasional leaks to Hannity or DiGenova, that don’t pan out, of major developments.

          We have been disappointed so many times; Sessions,..then Huber,….then Barr,…then Durham.

          Its “battered Deplorable syndrome” and after awhile its hard to trust anyone but PDJT…..

          Thats why Grennels ‘teeing this up’ before leaving is such a gift. We will know right away if Ratcliffe is what we are HOPING he is.

          No “trust the plan” b.s.,…he either hits,’send’ or he doesn’t, and there are no excuses for not.

          Since they have been declassified, presumably a,FOIA request would cause them to be released,…anyway.

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          • Peoria Jones says:

            And what if Grenell is setting Ratcliffe up with some leverage? How would you know?

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            We have been disappointed so many times; Sessions,..then Huber,….then Barr,…then Durham.
            First 2 I agree…..I’m not disappointed
            YET
            in Barr or Durham.

            A FOIA request would cause them to be released,…anyway

            well if you’re right about Barr and Durham they will block the FOIA’d release
            due to “adverse impact”

            it is the Department of Justice’s policy to defend an agency’s decisions made under the FOIA “unless they lack a sound legal basis or present an unwarranted risk of adverse impact on the ability of other agencies to protect other important records.”

            And of course there’s always the chance (around 30%) the presiding judge will be named Sullivan
            or Berman-Jackson-Beelzelbub
            or Contreras or Boasberg

            The United States district courts are vested with exclusive jurisdiction over FOIA cases by section (a)(4)(B) of the Act

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            • Dutchman says:

              I meant since its already been declassified, they can’t block FOIA request by saying “its classified”, but they have all sorts of ways, although Fitton seems to have some ways of getting around theircways, as well.

              Sullivan goes down in the annals of jurisprudence, as being the first to be judge, prosecutor and defendant, all in the same case!

              On Barr/Durham, if you believe McConnell, Graham, Ryan, McStain were “in” on the coup, and their actions in not investigating in Senate certainly support that, WHY would McConnell tell PDJT Barr could be confirmed, unless McConnell KNEW, absolutely, positively that Barr would take NO action, to hold anyone accountable?
              As for Durham, Barr appointed him.
              If Barr is a cleaner, so is Durham.

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              • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

                Haven’t seen that many “IF TRUES” since I last watched MSNBC or CNN.

                Did I miss something….is the game over?

                Here’s a weird anomaly that clearly you are equipped to help me figure out:

                I’ve seen something happen WHEN it happens and
                I’ve seen something happen again AFTER it happens….

                But for the life of me…
                I’ve NEVER seen something happen BEFORE it happens.

                What’s up with that???

                Look I totally get the frustration

                as one who has said for the better part of 40+ years..

                “It’ll NEVER happen!!!”…..

                while standing at my mirror rage-shaving my hockey beard
                30 seconds after my beloved St. Louis Blues UNCEREMONIOUSLY exited
                YET ANOTHER Stanley Cup Playoff
                empty-handed.

                Epilogue:
                Hey…I just walked by my mirror…….and guess what..
                I STILL HAVE MY BEARD.

                Go Blues in the JULY Stanley Cup!!
                (Never seen that happen either)

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                • Dutchman says:

                  You haven’t addressed my fundamental question.
                  Are you prepared to argue Mitch and company are NOT involved in the cover up/ongoing coup?

                  Or, are you prepared to concede that point, and argue that they would appoint an AG that would expose the whole mess?

                  Recall PDJT didn’t ASK for Barr.

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  8. Tazok says:

    New revelations from the Fox Story (ok, new to ME) — it was the Dec 22 call leaked to WAPO. Flynn was charged with lying about “sanctions” which relates Dec 29 call which was declassified by Grenell. Hmmm! There was a lot of handwaving conflating the two for years. Some media sneakery?

    “The transcripts Grenell has declassified, though, are for five phone calls Flynn had with Kislyak on Dec. 29, 2016. Flynn’s specific call with Kislyak from Dec. 22, 2016, which was picked up in surveillance and later leaked to the press, is in the FBI’s possession, a source told Fox News, noting that it was not in Grenell’s jurisdiction to declassify.

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    • Terry Carruthers says:

      Sounds like a great reason to fire Wray and make Grenell acting FBI director.

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      • John Obidienzo says:

        Jim Jordan’s recent letter to FBI Director Wray asked the pertinent question…why are we learning about FBI misconduct in LTG Flynn’s case from court filings and not you?

        The FBI’s Public Affairs guy Brian Hale defended Wray saying, “the assertion that Director Wray pushed to withhold exculpatory evidence in the Michael Flynn case is absolutely false.” Hale suggested “there was a misunderstanding or a garble of some sort”

        Can you hear the garble garble? Bring in The Ambassador, Ric (Eliot Ness) Grenell. Are you ready….for your next assignment…Mr Ambassador.

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    • hokkoda says:

      It will be quite interesting if the 5 calls on 12/29 that Grenell declassified call into question the FBI’s account of the 12/22 call. IOW, the later call completely blows the FBI’s b.s. Logan Act claims out of the water. What I interpreted from Grenell’s tweets is that the various phone calls, taken together, show that the FBI has less than zero cause to be going after Flynn.

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      • The Logan Act is null and void because the calls took place as General Flynn was acting within the transition team. As tDNI, he is fully allowed, by law, to have any policy conversation he wants.
        This is what the media (purposely) and many others keep missing. He was not acting as a surrogate during the campaign when these calls took place. He was, in effect, DNI-elect, with all the duties that go with it.

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        • hokkoda says:

          Oh, I know, but I suspect there’s something in these transcripts that counters what Strzok/Page edited into the Pientka 302 to make it appear that Flynn lied. Which is, of course, why the transcripts have never been released.

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    • BitterC says:

      But there were no expulsions or sanctions on 12/22?

      This is getting very confusing. Guess we’ll just have to wait til they release the transcripts.

      So Grenell doesn’t have and didn’t declass THE PHONE CALL. That’s kinda what he said on Twitter a few days ago.

      I thought the ODNI had authority over all 17 IC branches.

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  9. Fools Gold says:

    I pray DNI Ratcliffe has strong bark on his skin! He’s not gay so fake news will go after him with disgusting anger.

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  10. TexSwede says:

    We will quickly know about Ratcliff. If he quickly releases he will be good. My bets (hopes) are he will. He and Nunes are just looking for the opportunities to drop the anvil on Schiff et al. This is that opportunity.

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  11. LafnH20 says:

    Ratcliffe better do more than smile.

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    • Ninja7 says:

      LafnH2O, Ratcliffe, should smile as the Hammer gets dropped. Just as Kayleigh, I have to admit that he is not as easy on the eyes as Kayleigh is. However, it brings enjoyment to the deplorables watching or reading about the Smack Downs.🤗😁

      OKAY, Maybe it’s just me.

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      • LafnH20 says:

        Apologies for the delay, Ninja7… been travelling.

        All I can say is, if Mr Ratcliffe dances around waving to the cheering fans, smiling for the cable cameras while soothing the pearl clutchers, and ends up allowing these Rat Bastages to pick themselves up from the canvas…

        I mean… like… it’s inning 5,843… already…
        A roundhouse is in order, imho.
        BRING IT!!!

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  12. bullnuke says:

    Fun times indeed. Compare the cuts with the actual complete call transcripts of 12/29. Strozk fingertprints all over the edited cuts used to frame General FLynn.
    I want the picture of Radcliffe and Grenell high giving each other.

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  13. jimrockfish says:

    Interesting initial test for Ratcliffe to watch what he does. We will know a lot based on his actions with this.

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    • bullnuke says:

      Radcliffe is one of three people to have seen all the information that was classified to all others. He knows what to do with it.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      MIght be a canary in the coal mine test for
      Ratcliffe from Trump. I’m sure that Grinell and
      the president have had many discussions about all the
      prior ones who’ve stabbed Trump in the back.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        I watched Ratcliffe when he was interviewing Mueller, and what did not sit well with me was the amount of times Ratcliffe said “with all due respect”, why? Once I could perhaps see it but multiple times? Ratcliffe knew that Mueller et al were aware the Russian delusion was bs and yet they still went after POTUS and hard. My question for Ratcliffe is, what is it that you respect Mueller for? God Bless PDJT and Ric Grenfell.

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        • jnr2d2 says:

          Sorry, it’s a southern nicety. Like “bless you heart or bless his/her heart.” It’s a southern way of calling BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          • donna kovacevic says:

            OH I did not know that, thank you for explaining this to a Canadian. Those word were always a “huh” what and why to me.

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Apologies for misspelling this honorable man’s name wrong. It is Ric Grenell. There is a street that a friend lives on and the name is Grenfell..Sorry about that. God Bless Ric Grenell,

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  14. Barnestormer says:

    Are we closer to learning under just what statutory authority (I know, as if it mattered) the FIBs intercepted the never-masked Flynn-Kislyak call(s) that Comey supplied the “tech cuts” of (on the PDB staff’s orders) to the WH via Clapper?

    I’ve not seen that detail reported. We know that there was an open FBI investigation of Flynn, but that alone doesn’t supply intercept authority. And the “no derogatory information” finding by the case officer who would have closed the file before Strzok’s intervention, would seem to negate any prior probable cause finding predicating a “tap”(assuming that such an application was ever made.)

    Have I overlooked something?

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    • Ticonderoga says:

      No,not at all! Rather, you’ve uncovered a crucial bit of the puzzle, one whose import is major, I reckon. Who else was involved, and with what legal authority?And, who ordered it done?
      Do you think Barr/Wray will supply, without a fight,the additional transcriptions?

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  15. gsonFIT says:

    With all we know now how in the heck could 7th floor guys expect to get an obstruction charge for firing James Comey?

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  16. CaptainNonno says:

    Ratcliff’s first test. We’ll be watching!

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  17. nerveman says:

    So we will see if Ratcliffe is on Team Justice very quickly. I make no assumptions anymore

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  18. Lady in Red says:

    So how long is reasonable for Ratcliffe to release? How much time does he have to prove to the patriots of this country that he is not swamp? I think he is one of the good guys, based on what I know to date, but he could really put my mind at ease with some quick action…

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  19. palafox says:

    a) Why didn’t Grenell just release them himself?
    b) If they are now unclassified, can’t anyone who has them release them?

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    • toolnut says:

      Maybe It’s a test by the President and Grenell to verify what side Ratcliffe is really on. The other origination docs is the interesting part and probably the test piece.

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    • disgusted citizen says:

      Exactly. Perhaps to be used as leverage for some purpose? If so, they may never be released.

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    • WSB says:

      It is highly possible that The President and Ric Grenade had a chat. Think of it as extreme vetting.

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    • emeraldcoaster says:

      I’ll take a stab at your questions: a) Consideration for incoming DNI…let Ratcliffe direct the release (and at the same time shows our POTUS the new guy’s intent to shine light on the truth), b) declassified document may still contain redactions (so classification authority [DNI?] determines final product).

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    • Brian Baker says:

      I’m not sure that it really matters. Isn’t declassifying them the biggest obstacle? Once declassified then they’re all going to come out one way or another. And someone leaking them would no longer be a crime, right?

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  20. Merkin Muffley says:

    Caution: Don’t be surprised if the Deep state has recruited a group of journalists to shape the narrative, protect the guilty, set up the scapegoats, and throw the public off the scent. Beware of what you may hear in the coming weeks, unless it comes from a trusted source.

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  21. AWM says:

    Grenell = KRAKEN

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  22. cheering4america says:

    I’m with those who think there is no place more in need of a strong fighter like Grenell than in the area of Election Integrity. He’s done great in the IC but right now this is the most important issue.

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  23. Sparky5253 says:

    Guess we’ll now see what Ratcliffe is made of. All depends what the deep state has on him.

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  24. scrap1ron says:

    Thank you for your service, Ric Grenell. You give us hope that the dirty cops, judges, lawyers, bureaucrats, and politicians will be held to account for their crimes against the American people.

    Next man up. ODNI Director Ratcliffe, Ric has teed you up. Give ’em hell.

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  25. FishtheDish says:

    Mr. Grenell is laying a test for Mr. Radcliffe – to see if and how quickly he releases. Puts everyone on notice.

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  26. SR says:

    Ratcliffe and PTrump may not release/delay.It may be a bargaining chip from deep state by PTrump and Ratcliffe.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Just seeing which people make contact and overtures to not release is valuable information.

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    • palafox says:

      This makes the most sense.

      I totally disagree with the notion it’s a “test” as some have posited. Trump has now nominated Radcliffe twice for this exact office. A guy you have that amount of confidence in, you don’t need to “test” — or else you don’t nominate him a second (or even first) time.

      That said, I get some of the consternation some of you have over Radcliffe. He took himself out of the running the first time around once he was starting to feel the wrath of the DNC/Media. But that rings a little of Jeff Sessions, so some trepidation I think is actually warranted.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Mitch is the supreme “Gatekeeper” of POTUS appointments that require Senate approval. Mitch did not approve of Ratcliffe first time around. POTUS’ leverage is different this time around. Grenell was a fine lever.

        Also note that we are in the 4th year of POTUS Trump’s service and the Senate has not officially recess one time to permit Trump to make recess appointments to help fill the vacancies in the Executive Branch.

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      • Pf1289 says:

        He removed himself for consideration because Mitch McConnell wasn’t going to allow it. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and others wouldn’t even meet with him.

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    • AmericanNationalist says:

      Remember that Barr/Durham have described this as a criminal investigation. While we’ve been fortunate with the evidence we’ve seen, there’s a lot more evidence that we simply won’t see until indictments are filed. Not only not to tip the hat off to the criminal suspects, but also to avoid from poisoning and influencing the jury.

      This is also the same reason(among many) that Trump will never be prosecuted. In their zeal to publish story after story in the mass democratic media’s, the idea of an unbiased jury of Trump’s peers is absolutely laughable and we all know it.

      And Ratcliff not only has intelligence experience, he more importantly has prosecuting experience. So I actually expect him to coordinate with Barr/Durham on what can be released and what can’t be released.

      The important thing to note is that even if things can’t be released, it doesn’t mean they won’t be discovered(IE: Court proceedings.)

      And this isn’t some “trust the plan” situation, it’s just that idiots like Comey bragged on television and people like Page texted “this has all the potential to go off the rails”. So Barr/Durham have more than enough incriminating evidence. I think at this stage, we’re past the point where there’s a situation where there’s no indictments.

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  27. “I can’t spare this man. He fights!”

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  28. RyderLee says:

    Absolutely Love that Picture of Ric Grenade Grenell !

    Love how he left Ratcliff a *Test of his Mettle* 😉

    Mr Grenell Sure Reminds me of Someone Else We All Know and Love !

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  29. California Joe says:

    We don’t have much time so these documents need to be made public and described in a way that people easily understand.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. jus wundrin says:

    “Other Russia Probe Origination Documents”

    THOSE could be really interesting!

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  31. HB says:

    Haha. He left the new director a juicy fastball with bases loaded.

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  32. Rick says:

    It seems petty clear by the language Ric used that he will ONLY be declassifying the documents in possession by the DNI and not the summaries.

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  33. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    it’s almost certain that he’s declassified ALL THE TRANSCRIPTS

    Hopefully we’ll FINALLY get to the bottom of what
    Flynn and Kislyak’s favorite bottle of booze is and
    what type of toppings they order on their pizzas.

    You know….
    National Security INTEL.

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  34. gary says:

    ratcliffe will do as good as grenell. his performance against mueller proved that.

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  35. ziegler von strahn says:

    not sure if this is a test or….this is just setting up the t-ball stand. I’d say we’ll know by end of week.

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  36. Perot Conservative says:

    Release the transcripts.

    FIRE Chris Wray; hire Ric Grenell.

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  37. Cavt says:

    Sort of a side point but then not really since everything in this Russian collusion crap is related. A few months back, IG issued that ’emergency’ interim report on his fisa reviews which showed how totally screwed up the whole process is. Haven’t heard a word since. When is the full report due? Is it even still being done? Where is Wray on that subject? Anyone have any knowledge on this ?

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    • Sherri Young says:

      No knowledge here. However, Jensen is still around and the FISA abuse fits nicely with his work on the Flynn case. Wray said the same agents doing his in-house investigation are the ones who worked with Jensen and continue to work with Jensen.

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    • BitterC says:

      You’d think the House and Senate might have had Horowitz in for a hearing over his interim emergency flare. Especially since FISA (was)/has expired.

      What I always found weird was the last renewal while Nunes ran the Intel Committee. He already knew there were problems but kept quiet to get it renewed. There is something they aren’t telling us

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  38. bessie2003 says:

    Aging myself a bit, but the song lyrics “how you gonna keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?” comes to mind when thinking about the departing Grenell and the incoming Radtcliff.

    Will we be disappointed or happily surprised with the new man at the helm seems to be the question of the day. I guess we should at least let Mr. Radtcliff find out where his desk is.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      (dang hit post comment before realizing the sentence was choppy) “I guess we should at least let Mr. Radtcliff find out where his desk is before judging his actions or lack thereof.”

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  39. Sherri Young says:

    Ratcliffe is supposed to release these documents to AG Barr, not especially to the public at large. If a public release would not hurt the Durham and Jensen investigations / possible prosecutions, I would expect to see these publicly ASAP. Otherwise, we will have to wait.

    One more time, in case any Treepers did not see PDJT’s memo granting declas authority to AG Barr for the purpose of Durham et al’s investigation into matters related to the 2016 campaigns. BTW, the memo designates campaigns plural. The order directs several agencies to cooperate with Barr. IMO, this memo is what Grenade Grenell’s declas work has been about. The public releases pulled Ratcliffe across the goal line in the senate and gave us some visibility.

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/presidential-memorandum-barr-review

    Please note that the Secretary of Energy is an addressee. Is that about Uranium One or maybe the Iran nuclear deal?

    Personally, I think John Ratcliffe, the former Asst US Atty responsible for counter-terrorism then the US Attorney for this district must surely be itching to clean up this mess. He investigated issues in the Holy Land Foundation trial.

    Here is something from when he was nominated the first time. Be of good cheer.

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/30/former-federal-prosecutor-confirms-rep-john-ratcliffes-role-in-holy-land-foundation-case/

    “Ratcliffe has repeatedly said the American public deserves to know who was behind the conspiracy theory and whether they weaponized false information to spy on American citizens in the heat of a political campaign.”

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    • mark says:

      Thank you Sherri Young. I also am in belief that DNI Radcliffe will be as good as Ambassador Grenell was. I have to believe they coordinated this. My question is where can the Ambassador go to for MAXIMUM deep state sunlight and punishment? AG?
      I’ve always thought that the Ambassador was placed at DNI to force Barrs hand. Would Mr. Grennel have to check with Barr about all of the sunlight that he released?

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  40. Carly says:

    How can we thank this man? Any ideas? I so appreciate him. And it’s because he “gets it.” He understands (as he’s tweeted before) that his role is to support us!!
    Have you noticed that the folks we’re most fond of are the ones who faithfully fulfill their roles without guile and evil plotting? People like Grenell are a rare blessing.

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  41. Arrest Soros says:

    This was NOT a test of Ratcliffe. No one in such a senior position would be treated in suc a manner.
    Plus it’s too late to test him now, after he has been confirmed. Waddaya gunna do, fire him in the first week?
    This was purely a courtesy as one would expect from one serious senior official to another serious senior official.
    Too many commentors getting too carried away me thinks.

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  42. islandpalmtrees says:

    We need to know!

    Do the recently declassified documents by Grenell, include the transcripts of phone calls that then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016 match the information presented by Yates to the White House in late January of 2016. If not, why not?

    Do the same declassified documents match those brought to Obama by Clapper?

    Did Obama and President Trump’s White House transcripts match?

    Did the FBI lie to one or both of the Presidents?

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  43. bullnuke says:

    So many doubters about Radcliffe. President Trump has his man in charge of ODNI now. Stop worrying about stuff. Doesn’t do any good. Just be thankful of who is in charge.

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  44. Nom de Blog says:

    Grenell is another reason to loathe Mitt Romney.

    Hire people who get the job done, like Trump does.

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  45. hokkoda says:

    This is not a test of Ratcliffe. The big difference between the two is that I don’t see Ratcliffe landing repeated right crosses to the chins of Congressional Democrats on Twitter. But, if he does, that’ll be fun too.

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  46. Mike in a Truck says:

    Watch who attacks Ratcliffe. Then you will know how dangerous he is to certain people.You will also know which people are scared.If you hear those that are our enemies praising Ratcliffe then we know he’s blackmailed and another Barr slowalker.The Uniparty outs themselves.

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    • regitiger says:

      it will be done through the press…the congress people have many years of thriving criminally. Do not expect them to drop guards. They act through the lawfare group now, much more than just a dozen or so attorneys.

      lets me talk frankly (sorry frank…):

      ratcliffe does not have some of the advantages of grenell…it is very bad optics for dc’ers to attack a gay man…that is a very important aspect of why the press did not go after him…in additon, there are no political votes or speeches or political activities about grennel for them to sink their talons into. Pretty much nothing to smear.

      bear in mind, we are NOT ONLY talking about left radicals here…we are talking about some very big “gop” hitters who have the same interests in clobbering ratcliffe. And these people have intimate details about his work in congress…all the side deals, whether true or not…all can be used to pressure and distract ratcliffe.

      I am going to make a prediction: in the next several days, we can expect to see some salacious claims reported in the press about john…interns…little boys…drugs…beats his wife, starves his kids, says really ugly things about the president’s wife…..heavy drinker….it’s going to happen. In addition will be the attempt to tie him into some of the treachery that happened in the intelligence committees and/or conflate some of his earlier prior remarks that call for his recusal from any official business related to this ongoing “investigation” into obama-gate (formerly …russia gate)…

      expect to see that congress will file motion to suspend any and all declassification and publication of any material for reasons x, y, z and see the dc court approve that temp block.

      expect to see DOJ (yes, BARR, say hi again), to file legal arguments before the court for “ongoing investigation reasons” to block any more of the decalss and publication.

      expect Director Wray to do the same.

      expect Judge sullivan specifically to order all of this material sequestered (suspending it from release)…using his cutout gleeson as a legal argument this material is necessary for review (under seal of course) to evaluate rule 48a imaginations.

      now, perhaps not all of these things are going to happen…but it’s very likely many of them are going to happen.

      the press will be the first weaponized agent to rebuke this material.

      I also have a pretty good feeling that insiders within the DNI may be planting certain documents to spoil the barrel. spoilers. showing ratcfliffe cheated…it’s very likely.

      understanding the implications of this wide spread conspiracy involving the highest big hitters in government and the IC, I am certain ratcliffe is going to be facing the battle of his entire life…and this administration too.

      this is about real people who are facing serious federal crimes…they will not lie down and allow that to happen.

      but more importantly, congress is not about to allow anymore sunshine that will push voters to start thinking about how they view candidates in terms of secret police spy powers….that conversation is almost certain if these criminals get exposed.

      that’s the battle…ratcliffe will need at least as much support and protection as grennell…arguably, magnitudes of order more “right stuff”.

      I am worried.

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  47. islandpalmtrees says:

    It’s only fair!

    Based on the Russia Hoax – President Trump should get a REDO on the first 4 years! Do to the obstruction by Obama and the Deep State.

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  48. Blind no Longer says:

    I love how Ric keeps reminding them of how they have attempted to hide their corruption by classifying everything at ridiculous levels.

    He’s opened so many cans of whoop ass on the Deep State, I’m losing count!!!

    The can is in Radcliffe’s kitchen now….Serve it up John…We’re hungry!!!

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  49. Johnny says:

    Damn come on people. Can you not see what our Lion of a President has accomplished. Do you know how absolutely terrified the coup participants are now.

    The enablers of the coup, that serve in the senate refused to meet with Mr Ratcliff and refused to even introduce his name for a vote to even clear committee.

    So President Trump calls upon a patriot Mr. Grenell to go scorched earth if he is appointed as temporary DNI, and Mr Grenel did not disappoint. He lit a fire under worthless Cocaine Mitch and scared the panties right off Lindsay light in the loafers.

    I also suspect Mr Grenell had a second target and it was AG Barr.
    It was a shot across the bow, that the foot dragging is gonna stop now.

    Now consider this. Would it be beneficial to have a highly skilled prosecutor serving at the head of DNI that can see all classified material in all the IC and FBI.
    Who is well suited to pick of the phone and call Durham and say

    “Mr Durham that investigation you are doing into the coup plotters and crooked enablers, well you want believe what I just came across”

    In essence we know have 3 prosecutors working this case. The pressure AG Barr is about to feel will be intolerable, and I think this is gonna force his hand at finally having to go thru with more than talk now.

    Damn hope I am right.

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    • gunrunner03 says:

      McConnell lets through this fourth stimulus bill with mail-in voting then it won’t matter what Durham does or doesn’t do. This entire process has been dragged out for so long that when it hits it will be yesterday’s news. That’s right, I said it! (hat tip to Mark Levin). MSM will not report on. Twitter and FB will not allow it go forward. It will be so close to the election that any indictments will be slow-rolled until after the election. And if the new president is Biden, guess what? Ain’t siht happening.

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  50. Paul Gallant says:

    Lay it to rest

    “Rightly dividing the word of truth”

    In regards to some comments here a lesson.

    The Lord Jesus Christ was quick to condemn self righteousness when He walked the earth laying the foundation for moving out of Leviticus and to get us to where he was going which was that finished righteous work on the Cross to die for all.

    The Lord Jesus Chris would not justify the Sin of the adulterous women but said you here among us who are without Sin cast the first stone. Of course there were none righteous.

    After the Cross Paul builds the foundation of Grace as taught by the resurrected and ascended Lord Jesus Chris.

    Take heed these passages in Romans 5

    The theme “where sin abounds Grace does much more abound”.

    Rom 5:1-21 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (2) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (3) And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; (4) And patience, experience; and experience, hope: (5) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (6) For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. (7) For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. (8) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (9) Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (10) For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (11) And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. (12) Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (13) (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. (14) Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. (15) But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. (16) And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. (17) For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) (18) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. (19) For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (20) Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: (21) That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

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