The “Obstruction of Justice Trap” – Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort….

Within an interesting interview conducted by Jan Jekielek of Epoch Times, former AAG Matt Whitaker confirms what CTH long suspected. The Mueller investigation was used by corrupt interests within the special counsel’s office to threaten any/all executive branch and congressional officials with “obstruction of justice” charges if they revealed any exculpatory or counter-narrative information during the Mueller probe.

Whitaker describes this as the “obstruction of justice trap.”

Essentially, this approach confirms the second-prong purpose of the Mueller investigation itself. First, use the special counsel in 2017, 2018 and into the beginning of 2019, as a shield (hide information); and secondly a weapon (threats) against any entity who would reveal the background intelligence that undercut the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

We know President Trump was threatened by Rod Rosenstein not to declassify any information in September of 2018 or the Mueller investigation would use that act as evidence of obstruction. Whitaker confirms that same approach was applied toward any executive branch officer who would reveal or release information to congress during the tenure of the special counsel; even within the DOJ and including the attorney general.

This is how the Mueller probe was weaponized to mislead the American people.

While the Mueller team continued the same corrupt process started in 2016; and essentially transferred the same objectives as the DOJ/FBI team under Crossfire Hurricane; that same investigative unit was used to keep information from surfacing in ’17, ’18 and ’19 that would expose the corrupt nature of the investigation itself.

Documents could not be released without Mueller approval; interviews with key FBI/DOJ officials could not be conducted without Mueller team approval; information could not be declassified without Mueller team approval, etc.

Any agency or individual that attempted to release any information was subject to the threat of indictment by the same corrupt prosecutors leading the investigation. It’s a self-fulfilling safety mechanism.  Even DOJ officials like Matt Whitaker were under threat. Whitaker calls it the “Obstruction of Justice Trap”.

With that in mind this is a very serious flaw in the authority of the special counsel statute that needs to be addressed by congress. Who can watch the watchers, when the watchers were specifically selected because they would knowingly contribute to the corruption.

Very disturbing (timestamps for interview):

♦03:43 On Judge Sullivan choosing not to dismiss the case against Gen. Flynn
♦06:54 On FBI director Christopher Wray calling for an internal investigation
♦08:41 What kind of accountability will we see for 2016 election surveillance?
♦15:27 The problem with the regulation creating Special Counsels
♦19:32 Obstruction of justice trap?
♦35:38 Communist China’s a greater threat than Russia

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President Trump Tweet Sept 21, 2018

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526 Responses to The “Obstruction of Justice Trap” – Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort….

  1. Bubby says:

    At the 22:26 mark Whitaker says “they were ready, willing and able to go after any of us” when discussing the obstruction of justice trap. Who is the “they” Mueller, Rosenstein, Weissmann? By what authority or law could they go after Whitaker who was Acting AG? I’m trying to determine how that process would work. Mueller has the legal authority to bring charges against anyone? I thought the Special Counsel role was investigative, could recommend charges, not prosecutorial? I also though the Special Counsel was under the DOJ reporting to the AG? Whitaker was Acting AG and Rod Rosenstein was Deputy Attorney General so who was in charge of the Special Counsel? Maybe I’m getting off into the weeds?

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    • WSB says:

      And how was it that Barr was able to tamp all of this down when he arrived?

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      • Amy2 says:

        Maybe the plotters thought that would keep Barr from going any further, plus they needed an out!

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        • WSB says:

          One possibility. So we do not know if Barr’s background confirms if he is a gatekeeper or a patriot yearning to break out? Maybe we shall soon find out!

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          • gda53 says:

            Barr was recommended by Bush.

            I’ve been pondering about that. GHB was supposedly THE person who controlled everything in the Deep State (and beyond). PDJT allowed the Bushes to give him a war hero’s funeral, and in return they gave him Bill Barr as AG.

            The Senate (particularly the never-Trumpers) thought that Bill Barr was completely on “their” side (he only got 3 Dem votes), and so he got approved. But he immediately made it clear that he knew what had gone on and was going to put it right.

            I speculate that the “Bush cabal” saw the way things were going, towards far-left craziness, and decided that PDJT was preferable – at least for now.

            So Bill Barr was supposed to bring the small fish to “justice” and to smooth over the rest – keep the institutions credible and weed out the worst.

            And then the Law of Unintended Consequences took over.

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            • WSB says:

              The evening before Daddy’s funeral, PT visited with the family.

              I have wondered if the family made a deal with PT not to release the JFK files, and made a deal to put Barr in place to continue to hide Daddy’s bad acting but to go after everyone else.

              Just pretending to be a fly on the wall!

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    • WSB says:

      I will say, Mueller transferred charges from federal to each state’s AG when convenient.

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    • Eaglet says:

      In the weeds is where you will get your answer. Who was in charge of the Special Counsel is a very good question!

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Considering all the fabricating they were doing, and how dirty everyone is in DC, it would have been easy.

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    • Issy says:

      Bubby: That’s the whole point, the whole SC operation was in the weeds. The team did prosecute cases. They investigated with 40 fbi agents assigned to the office. They charged and prosecuted.

      The authority to oversee the SC went off the rails with the Session recusal and Rosenstein in charge. He didn’t oversee but capitulated to whatever Weissman wanted. Witaker did not have the gravitas to end the investigation. He was put in place to hold the seat for Barr, stall any new charges and prevent Rod from running the doj until Barr was confirmed.

      I really don’t get people blaming Whitaker for not doing anything. He wasn’t supposed to, and he had never been confirmed by the senate.

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  2. cassander1 says:

    Whitaker describes this as the “obstruction of justice trap.”
    May be better described as a “destruction of justice trap.”

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  3. Jeff Sessions knew before he took his hand off the Bible he was going to betray President Trump with recusal. When others learned that Mueller was appointed Special Counsel (which Sessions already knew). he offered his resignation, knowing full well that President Trump would be prosecuted for accepting it. He needs to take his treacherous little Keebler Elf-act somewhere else and fade away.

    Andrew Weissman and his sidekick Bobby “The Chin” Mueller didn’t investigate Obstruction of Justice.

    They committed it.

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  4. thedoc00 says:

    OK, interview by “after the fact” Whittaker to sell his book(s) and now he wants to be hailed as hero for exposing crimes his book he was sworn to stop a 2-years.

    This also verifies what I have been saying about sessions. Recusal is not an excuse for ignoring oversight of the operation legalities of investigation being conducted by his DoJ.

    Both inept as law enforcers and lawyers. Now shown to be lacking in courage as human beings.

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    • Mike Coleman says:

      Easy there doc, I know the man and he is far from inept, nor does he lack in courage.

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    • johnnyfandango says:

      Notice how Whittaker with each interview his whole demeanor has become more and more serious? He must hear/see the push back he’s getting for sitting on the sidelines and have done nothing…. Just pathetic.

      The Repub/Liberal cabal will do nothing but circle the wagons. This election has to bring change and vote these dirty bums out.

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    • Abster says:

      Exactly. Odd how Whittaker has resurfaced after so long. He can’t stop talking about the crime and corruption within the government. He did nothing in the pursuit of justice. Big
      man, little courage. Disgusting he now wants to profit from turning a blind eye to it all. I sure as hell wouldn’t buy his book.

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      • johnnyfandango says:

        Spot on, we don’t need to pay him for his interpretation. We have, Sundance, Undercover Huber, Techno Fog, who actually are true investigative, citizen reporters doing this work for free.

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      • Mr e man says:

        Isn’t that the point of the article? Even Matt was muzzled by the threat of obstruction of justice charges if he did anything that exposed the truth.

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        • Abster says:

          I understand. So, take copious notes and recordings. Gather all the information you can. Be certain it eventually lands in the right hands. Don’t take what you know and learned, write a book and profit. That just rubs me the wrong way.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          Thank you…voice of reason e man. Can you imagine IF Whitaker had taken action against Mueller during the SC witch hunt? Media and democrats would go berserk. Even though Whitaker played the entire spygate, FISA abuse and corruption of Obama’s Administration masterfully, the nation had to endure all this corruption, criminality, a coup attempt called the Ukraine impeachment. Treepers should vent their anger and disgust at the true source of corruption. Obama…. pencil-neck, Nadler, Warner, Comey, Storzk, Brennan, etc. and especially the CNN, WaPo and NYT liars.

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          • Guessed says:

            I believe the Mueller strategy was in part to do outrageous things to pique Donald Trump’s anger with hopes he would do something extreme that would allow the Democrats to impeach him for obstruction of justice. Hence the treatment of Manafort, Stone, Cohen, Papadopolous, etc, etc.

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            • G. Alistar says:

              Yes and ,,..if that did not work, to stretch it out, to influence dems winning the house in 2018 and to block and cover up corrupt activities of the Obama Administration.

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      • Marc says:

        Book deals and advances tend to do that.

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    • suicdeclutch63 says:

      I just watched the interview and what I get from it is that he was threatened with the kind of crushing legal assaults that General Flynn and others faced if he did ANYTHING that was perceived by the Weissman hit team to get in their way. Could he have fought back? Maybe. Did he keep his head below the trench line so he wasn’t an easy target? Probably. But I am not going to sit here in my comfy chair and judge the man. He strikes me as honest and frankly I bet he is glad to be out of that snake pit. You threaten me or my family physically and I will fight back, I know this because I have done it. I am wired to to react that way. You threaten to put me in jail and bankrupt my family or prosecute my family and bring the full weight of the government in to crush them- I am going to react differently. I would like to think I would stand tall against that, but I don’t know. Maybe Mr. Whitaker saw what looked like a fight we was going to lose and lose badly and chose to keep his powder dry or maybe just get out with his life intact. I can’t say that I blame the man. The depth of the corruption in our government is so staggering and disgusting it is just beyond words. I love the information that I learn here but it is also sometimes really depressing.

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      • andy krause says:

        If he was threatened then he should say so. Who threatened him? Whittaker doesn’t provide straight talk or name anybody. He had the means to fight back and refused even a small effort. All he did was pad his pension.

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        • suicdeclutch63 says:

          I believe he does say he was threatened, he doesn’t name an individual but names Mueller’s team. I wouldn’t be surprised if he and others don’t believe they are out of the woods yet, he is talking now but maybe he knows more and is still concerned about how all this could still play out? Ever get out of a really scary situation or close call? That feeling of relief and dread of what might have happened all at the same time? Maybe he still gets that? Maybe he thinks he could still come into the cross hairs? We don’t really know what exactly he did or didn’t do big or small. I am not defending him I am just not condemning him either.

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    • Anon says:

      Yeah, I understand the frustration, but Gowdy and Nunes saud the same thing: (start at 37:20)

      Trey Gowdy Podcast: Devin Nunes: The Origins of The Russia Probe

      https://radio.foxnews.com/podcast/trey-gowdy/

      They both say they tried to avoid seeing certain documents (even though that was their job, Congressional Oversight) because they felt they were being setup for an “obstruction of justice” charge by Andrew Weissmann and didn’t have the money to defend themselves. And Gowdy says Nunes would send him to the SCIF so that Nunes would not get in any more hot water than he already was (as he was already under an ethics investigation in the House). I imagine if Nunes felt that way, Whitaker felt it too. And it seems like Gowdy left Congress for just this reason. No doubt he had a target on his back.

      I can imagine Nunes & Gowdy thinking, if Weissmann could do this to a decorated three star, Lieutenant General & National Security Advisor, what chance did a three-term Congressman from North Carolina have? Going $3,000,000 dollars in debt and facing prison would probably make a lot of other people have second thoughts. It sounded to me that Gowdy left Washington for just this reason… no fun having to dodge career ending/life altering landmines for a living. Very sad…

      So, it sounds like Mueller & Weissmann had all of DC living in fear… a Kafkaesque authoritarian environment, straight out of the old Soviet Union.

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      • Mr e man says:

        And as Flynn did, they may not do it for themselves but they will do it to protect their families. This was an evil, ruthless cabal they were looking at. If you consider that Seth Rich may have been murdered by these people, it takes on a different meaning as well.

        Even now, the cabal is circling the wagons. It appears no one is blowing the whistle. They are a tough nut to crack because they are so ideologically driven. It appears they would all take a bullet for the team, or give one.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      “after the fact”
      give it a rest.

      Whitaker refused to recuse and saw the scope memos which is all he needed to do in his 3 month tenure.
      (see his HJC testimony)

      With Rod running the show Mueller could have continued to expand.
      Once Whitaker saw the scopes
      Tax Crimes, Obstruction of Justice, 18 USC 1001 he KNEW Mueller had NO CASE because those “crimes” are ALWAYS the “TELL” that
      THERE IS NO CASE
      Mueller was checkmated at that point.

      Also If you listened to his interview…..Mueller was LYING to him…the extent of which we are only getting the PROOF of now.

      Grenell spoiled us but
      DNI and AG are very different roles.

      If Whitaker as interim had fired Mueller or interfered in any way
      Pence would be President now.

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      • Issy says:

        Krashman: People forget Whitaker was not confirmed by the Senate. He did what he was supposed to do until Barr was confirmed. I will never forget when he was before the senate in an oversight hearing. The man is smart. He toyed with the democrats attacking him and seemed amused by their viciousness.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          It was the House and Nadler whom, being helpful, he offered:
          “I see your 5 minutes is up, Chairman.”
          LOL

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          • Issy says:

            Krashman: LOL, I had forgotten that bon mot. I remember he just skimmed through the hearing without a glove being laid on him, while being amused and disdainful of their questions.

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              BTW: Matt also said that the OLC had done a review and determined that there was no legitimate reasons for Matt to recuse from overseeing Mueller……

              and then recommended
              HE RECUSE ANYWAY.

              He told them to dine on feces.

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  5. Amy2 says:

    Wow. When did the truth become obstruction of justice?

    Liked by 10 people

    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      “Wow. When did the truth become obstruction of justice?”
      The Hillary Clinton Lie (Russkies partnered with Trump, while the Clintons take money from anyone that will pay) spread by the Deep Cesspool and the Fifth Column Media, ran like Wildfire. The Truth was swamped. Hysteria spread like a virus.
      The House was lost in 2018, decapitating Trump’s 2016 win.

      In Washington the Big Lie always is trumpeted with huge fanfare, the truth is a whisper in the wind.

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    • warrprin1 says:

      Under the 21st C Communists still posing as Democrats, Amy. Oh wait – under the UNI-Party, still posing as representatives of the people.

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  6. kris2025 says:

    same reason why Wray opened an investigation – now he can’t be fired???

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      It is not an “investigation.” When “internal affairs” are reviewing ‘behavior/following policy’ they are no different that an IG. They still can only recommend action. Until the DOJ opens a case file there is no “investigation” in the legal sense.

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  7. Paul Deignan says:

    No one ever said that doing the right thing is easy.

    You have to have moral courage and you have to fight.

    Enough excuses, I don’t accept them.

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  8. mikeyboo says:

    having trouble signing in.

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    • Dixie says:

      I was too. Cleaned up my computer. Rebooted, clicked on “reply”, then clicked on “W” in the circle below, then “cancelled reply” and refreshed the page and wa-la….I’m back in commenting to you.

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  9. lfhbrave says:

    Through out the history of this nation, very few individuals were offered the opportunity to save the Republic. Whitaker was offered such an opportunity and he did nothing. Afraid of the threats from SC? That was precise the reason and a moment someone took a stand to stop the coup plotters, threats be damned. He was/is an insider and never possesses the courage and intellect to do what Grenell did righteously at a moment of opportunity to save the Republic. Not interested in his book. .

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    • yy4u says:

      What if? I wonder had Whitaker or anybody on the Trump team not danced to Mueller’s tune, Mueller’s thugs would have Watergated the president.

      That was what it was all about anyway — to get Trump out of office. Same thing they did to Nixon nearly a half a century ago. And, as with Nixon, the press was in on it and doing their best to make it happen just as Woodward and Bernstein did in 1970.

      So lets give them the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps they were trying to protect the president against obstruction of justice (as if there was any thing such as justice in Obama’s USSA). I can be more forgiving because it worked out and they did not succeed in all their plots, plans and entrapments.

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      • Linda K. says:

        AG Barr was able to close the Mueller boys down.

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        • Issy says:

          Linda K: Barr was confirmed by the senate as AG. Whitaker had not been confirmed to any position in the Trump administration. Why is that so hard for people to understand? Rosenstein was confirmed as DAG. Barr had the gravitas and connections in D.C. to pull it off, whereas no one outside the doj had ever heard of Whitaker.

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      • Dixie says:

        Good to see the regular commenters back……

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      • Rightfield says:

        YY4U, I agree 100%.
        The Russia Collusion myth, as well as the Mueller Witch Hunt, had to be left alone to Run their Course, unencumbered. The Swamp and the media had to be given enough rope. The nation had to be certain of exactly what crimes were committed and by whom.
        Less their story would’ve instantly switched to a Cover-Up…

        Back in that time frame, the FBlie, the SC and the media, controlled the entire News narrative. As well as control over the investigative momentum.

        Nothing said contrary to their Russia Collusion narrative, was ever to be spoken of.

        Until such time as their collusion narrative collapsed in on-itself, before the public and by public opinion. The media, now has no control over the narrative and the public’s opinion is that Jim Comey and his cabal are criminals of the highest order…

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  10. minnesotamike55 says:

    Hypocrites! Anyone who can vote for anyone supporting this is so ignorant they should not be allowed to vote. This whole scheme likely carried over into Schiff’s hiding everything and threatening obstruction if any info was released. He should be included in a conspiracy charge that I believe is coming.

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    • Eaglet says:

      Who did Schiff for brains get his marching orders from? The man is just not that smart, in fact he looks hypnotized or just plain wack-a-do. Pelosi the same, she is not a smart women, she is however good at carrying out someone else’s orders. This who thing makes me wanna puke. I also agree with a previous poster, Who did the Special Council “really” report too?

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      • As a Man Thinkth says:

        Obama is still president of the Deep State, and still runs the show….He just moved HQ down the street a few blocks…

        Somewhere, down in the bottom of some DC basement, there is a presidential authorization signed by Obama, authorizing every aspect of the coup…This is the “get out of jail card” that you see in the faces of Comey, Strzok, McCabe and the rest of the high ranking officials caught up in this mess. Fortunately, for Obama, his staff of Deep State judges and IGs have managed to avoid the necessity of using this card….They simply “decline to prosecute” a let their fellow coupster walk, as we stand by shouting ” we will get you next time”….

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        • hagarthorrible says:

          I keep thinking….REMEMBER OBAMA! REMEMBER OBAMA!

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        • Tornorosa says:

          Sad but I suspect true AMThinketh. You bring out a very important point, which is we have to gain control of the vocabulary. The words we use shape how we think and the narrative.
          As “Deep State”.is used, it brings to mind fuddy-duddy entrenched bureaucrats.

          In reality they behave like a school of fish, moving and swarming in unison to attain a goal, the control of the richest and most powerful country on Earth. A step on the way in the Great Game.

          The Deep State should be called by its real name, SHADOW GOVERNMENT, submarining, but extremely dangerous.Given a crisis sufficiently disruptive, they will make a grab for the Levers of Power like the Dem governors tried to in recent memory.

          This is ALWAYS how Communists (try to) take over Republics. Sometimes they succeed

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      • daylight58 says:

        Ans: Mr. Hat.

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      • Issy says:

        Eaglet: Love whack-a-do, it fits perfectly.

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  11. Patience says:

    Imagine how many would come out to provide their first hand knowledge (and evidence)
    of illegal doings –if they know it’s safe !

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    • TMonroe says:

      Which is why crony systems depend on fear and intimidation and loss of $$$, benefits, etc that have been squirreled away and built up over time. All about compliance. Plus, if you rig the oversight bodies from within and without the apparatus, you make any sunlight shining not worth the effort for most. Feature of the system, not a bug.

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    • Patience says:

      A ‘heart attack’
      by a syringe with air while asleep
      or strolling though a fair

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  12. revarmegeddontthunderbird says:

    Mueller and team make the mafia look like Boy Scouts.

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  13. revarmegeddontthunderbird says:

    Mueller and team make the mafia look like Boy Scouts.

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  14. Elle says:

    Great story of history repeating itself
    It’s amazing the similarities..FBI leaks, lying to Congress, un-indicted scapegoats, withheld Brady material, secret labs,

    ..with the result of it all being mandated training and a new, unanimously approved AG.

    When Ho Lee, McVeigh, Jewell, Ruby Ridge, and more.

    https://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/09/04/mueller.fbi/

    It’s a timely article that is decades old.

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    • Lady Sid says:

      You can’t help but chuckle reading that article, written one week before 9-11, 2001. Not too different from today’s “problems” or headlines. So the FBI has kind of been on a downward trajectory for over 20 years. I had forgotten the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing in ’96. I guess the place functions these days as sort of an employment agency for second-tier law school grads. I don’t mean to disparage Duke (McCabe), Moritz-OSU (Lisa Page), Georgetown (Strzok — I think he met his wife there), and I forget where James Comey went, but there’s only so much an educational institution can do when it needs to fill those classroom seats with full-pay graduate students, and the population of people in the baby-bust generation has tanked. Not very many scholarships for law school — but yes, you can take out federally-backed loans. I wonder if any of these aforementioned clowns still owe money? I remember, Michelle Obama whining about this when Barack was running for President, part of the reason I couldn’t stand the woman. You want to scream at them — Suck it Up, Buttercup!

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  15. iwasthere says:

    Well in my book, Judge Ellis of the EDVA was a let down as well. He had the SC “authorization memo” right in his gun sights in the Maniford related case. First, the SC regulation itself does not have proper statutory authorization. Second, even if it did, it should have been construed as narrow as possible, because it was so weak on having a proper statutory basis department (i.e, it should have been read as an internal affairs type regulation, not the loose cannon authorization that Congress let expire). Third, the Rosenstein memo itself was not proper under the SC regulations – because it was not a specific crime being investigated. Fourth, there was nothing ‘special’ about the case that needed an SC, in other words, there was nothing that could or should not have been handled by main justice in the ordinary course. So Mueller was a usurper. Judge Ellis is considered an intellect on the bench. Meh, just disappointed he didn’t tear the bark off the SC when he had the chance. He can write like a champ when he wants to. And he could have written a forceful opinion that would have been read for ages.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Translation: They had him also by the b**ls.

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    • ann says:

      Hi, iwasthere
      “SC authorisation should’ve been construed as narrow as possible…improper because
      no specific crime”

      Was the authorisation composed in a way that excluded investigation of the Clinton campaign and complicit politicians ?

      Is that not the real source of intentional injection of bald faced lies? A consortium driven by the United States and abetted by British & Australian cronies?

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  16. RonR says:

    It’s June 2020, still no indictments, not even for lying to Congress under oath. I think what the Mueller Investigation itself did might be better referred to as Destruction of Justice. The Mueller Investigation was a lawfare attack on Trump and anyone associated with Trump, the Trump campaign, or the Trump Administration. Many of the Muller team members were battle hardened, experienced lawfare warriors acting under the color of law to remove the President. See Sydney Powell’s “Licensed to Lie” for some of their earlier “work:.

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    • RonR says:

      1) It’s almost June 2) “work”.

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    • Obs5 says:

      “‘It’s June 2020, still no indictments, not even for lying to Congress under oath.”

      And there won’t be (at least until military tribunals are tapped to investigate this). Because if you even indict one of them, the whole house that is the corrupt US government and its agencies save Executive branch fall down.

      Graham, McConnell and Barr are as much a part of the swamp as Schiff, Schumer and Pelosi. They just play different roles to keep the masses placated and divided. The swamp isn’t going to indict itself.

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      • avi says:

        “Graham, McConnell and Barr are as much a part of the swamp as Schiff, Schumer and Pelosi.”
        when Benghazi was being investigated Boehner seemed rather disinterested, as was Ryan during the Müller/Obamagate coup attempts.
        likely since they were part of the Gang of 8 , they were briefed on the Benghazi weapons to Isis and Obamagate and were as guilty as Obama.

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      • Linda K. says:

        Barr stopped Mueller.

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        • Raptors2020 says:

          Reminds of Shecky Greene’s joke about the time Sinatra “saved his life”. Gangsters were beating him up, on Sinatra’s orders, and Frank said “OK boys, he’s had enough”.

          Barr showed up to make it official, but Mueller was done. I mean, Roger Stone? Really?

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  17. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Sullivan did not hire a defense attorney to explain to other judges his decision

    Hunches:
    1) He intends to DEFY THEIR ORDER to respond. Typically when you defy a judge’s order they issue a bench warrant.

    2) He is potentially in deep shit.
    The DOJs Motion to Dismiss was not revealing newly “found” info to Sullivan nor was it
    ALL THAT THEY “FOUND”
    It was a message to Sullivan “now YOU know that WE know”.
    (Comms between Sullivan and VanGrack perhaps?)

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    • Linda K. says:

      All Sullivan had to do to stay below the radar was dismiss the case?

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      • hagarthorrible says:

        His overseer demanded he NOT dismiss the case…he sent his ‘marching orders’ out to all of his Deep-State minions early in May….REMEMBER OBAMA!

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Seems that way.
        I’m trying to figure out what would cause him to act right ON the radar.
        It’s insane how ridiculously and blatantly off the rails his actions are.
        It could be he suffers from Sleepy Joe disease or Level 10 TDS.
        But it seems more like PANIC or FEAR
        (and that could include he is compromised by others who are now cashing in those markers)

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  18. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    Truth,
    You woke up too early from under that bridge….and came to the wrong place..

    So…Just for you…

    “A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”
    ― Bertrand Russell,

    And….Bless Your Heart….

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  19. Rosenstein appointed Mueller. Mueller’s ongoing investigation itself was all the media needed to publicly slam the Trump Republicans enough in order to re-take the House. That would not have occurred had it not been for the Mueller investigation. It was never meant to bring down Trump because they knew there was nothing there. But it did its job to re-do the House, which was/is significant. These people are scum in every sense.

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    • jbowen82 says:

      That’s why they kept the BS “obstruction” investigation going long after it was clear there had been no collusion.

      Liked by 1 person

      • jnr2d2 says:

        That’s the cabal’s standard trick — see Scooter Libby. The SC knew it was someone else who leaked but kept on till they forced a “Perjury Trap.” The SC was Fitzgerald, now Comey’s lawyer.

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    • Even today we are being BSed. Barr and all the Republicans still confirming “Russia interfered in our elections” without a shred of evidence.

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    • Lawton says:

      They were going to impeach with that obstruction nonsense in the Mueller report if Barr never takes over.

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    • ann says:

      Also to control the foreign policy of the incoming administration.
      Their partisan zeal and petty ignorance did damage to our reputation and interests.

      We are fortunate; sensible leadership prevented escalation.

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    • Mr e man says:

      The task was to “resist” everything Trump tried to do so he would fail. One problem, they had Paul Ryan in their pocket but not the House. Ryan could only delay and coverup so much. People like Nunes were running committees and Ryan could only handcuff them. He could not stop them. So they needed to set up the midterm elections to take back Congress using Trumps crimes as the reason why people should elect Democrats, so he doesn’t get away with being a Russian spy.

      In the process they might get an obstruction charge, thinking Trump would trip up and say or do something.Firing Comey was one of those things.

      Once they got the House, the could stain Trump with impeachment if the obstruction angle failed.

      In any case, make Trump fail and be a one termer while taking back Congress in 2018 was the goal. Obstruction and impeachment were just icing on the cake and could accomplish the job quicker.

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  20. SMR says:

    What is most appalling to me about the Mueller scam was that every one of these people KNEW they were systematically destroying respected American institutions and welcoming in the infection of tyranny and they willfully continued forth. These were not just deceived, misguided, weak people – they purposefully attempted to bring down the American government in the hopes they could manufacture a gummint of their choosing.

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  21. SMR says:

    What is most appalling to me about the Mueller scam was that every one of these people KNEW they were systematically destroying respected American institutions and welcoming in the infection of tyranny and they willfully continued forth. These were not just deceived, misguided, weak people – they purposefully attempted to bring down the American government in the hopes they could manufacture a gummint of their choosing.

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  22. hagarthorrible says:

    Where are the ‘hand-cuffs and perp walks’? Can you imagine…it would be “The Greatest Show on Earth” if the tables were turned and these were our people instead of Obama’s Deep State?

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  23. WVNed says:

    I find the expectation that the law will save us when it clearly doesn’t function at all in large regions of our country to be interesting and yet sad.

    Crime has become politics as usual and if you catch someone you are just being partisan.

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  24. Barr: I will apply justice to all

    except

    Obama
    Biden
    Hillary
    Comey
    McCabe
    Strozk
    Clapper
    Bennan
    Rice
    Rosenstein

    or anyone who
    was involved in the coup
    any Democrat
    any Federal government employee
    any state employee
    any mayor

    But other than that I will apply

    oh wait

    the murderer of Epstein should go free too because “perfect storm”

    and

    Who was SETH RICH?

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    • jx says:

      Regarding Epstein, Barr thought he was slick. He said those who enabled Epstein would be brought to justice. This is complete backwards. It is those whom Epstein enabled who should be brought to justice. Of course he had no interest in that, it involves powerful people. And of course, Maxwell is still free. No matter how you slice it, Barr did nothing.

      Barr is a true champion for the deep state.

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  25. Augie says:

    Do the “obstruction of justice trap” itself and the planning that went into it qualify as obstruction of justice, with whatever penalties might apply?

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    • Bromdale says:

      The dynamics of the situation are interesting. On the basis of Whitaker’s description, the plotters were running a standard protection racket, that covered the entire Trump administration, along with anyone else who might want to call their bluff. Instead of money, though, the “payment” was an agreement to relinquish authority in any course of action that could threaten the viability of the plot. It seems to have worked remarkably well.

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      • jnr2d2 says:

        The Dictator Obama (his deadly wound healed — Democrat “savior” ) will arise sometime in the next 2-6 years, and will use the playbook now being test driven — all the SC powers used, like the threat to charge anyone in/out of government with “Obstruction of Justice” and use of “intimidating” raids by Jackbooted FBI on private citizens. The Judiciary:Judges using “gag orders” and solitary confinement if violated, burying “Brady” material in “In Camera” secret Judges “eyes only” chambers, and procedures that can drag out “justice” for ever!
        And of course the greatest weapon against the people: “pandemic” fear and control.
        It will work next time.
        Consider yourself warned!

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  26. Patience says:

    Since the leftists always use (compartmentalize / group) “folks” and “community”
    > as their weapon of choice
    to block realities in order to obstruct AND push through what benefits themselves,

    Would a discrimination-of-conservatives mas rioting across the USA be in order?

    Nah…, America is waking up.
    >The Best IS Yet To Come

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  27. Patience says:

    Wonder how many people (in addition to the 9 in the photo Sundance provided)
    are concerned about being Epsteined???

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  28. Rowdyone says:

    So just as the OOJ tool was used to suppress dissent during the Mueller Investigation, the Democrats used the results, despite being negative, to use as motivation to decide to impeach the President on dubious charges.

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  29. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    The Donald…”I caught them all”………We’ll see

    Bobby Fuller Four

    I’m breakin’ rocks in the hot sun
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

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  30. Jeffrey Coley says:

    Very simply: The Obama DOJ/FBI/IC were doing bad things but they weren’t worried about it because Hillary was going to win and nobody would ever find out about it. Recall how they handled HRC email “matter” with kid gloves and covered up the felonies as if it were just a counterintelligence investigation, not a massive corruption/graft scheme. They even gave it a vanilla name, “Mid Year Exam” (as if this were just a routine security review) and handed out immunity like party favors to cauterize all avenues of investigation that might jeopardize Clinton. The cherry on top was Comey’s July 2016 press conference where he exonerated Hillary exactly as President Obama, the king of “undue political influence” himself, told him to do, using the exact same words: “No intent” an imaginary standard created by conflating different statues.

    Then, with regard to Trump they took what was at most a routine counterintelligence investigation and treated it up as a criminal investigation, and gave it a badass code name: “Crossfire Hurricane.” Very sexy, very exciting! After Hillary was President, the plan was to use the Crossfire Hurricane investigation crush Trump and everyone who supported him completely, so “his kind will never rise again.” The Big Club doesn’t like outsiders muscling in on “their” racket.

    I would love to have seen the looks on their faces on Election Night 2016. I bet they were priceless.

    Anyhow, now that the target of all their dirty tricks was President elect they had a big problem: How to prevent the new boss and his cabinet officers from discovering their dirty deeds. The solution? Quickly neutralize the two gravest threats of oversight: NSA Gen. Flynn and AG Sessions. Sessions was easy, he folded like a cheap suit and stubbornly refused to correct his error even after he knew what had happened. Flynn was a tougher nut to crack, but a little entrapment and then a full-court media press panicked the new administration into firing him.

    Then, the Special Counsel was appointed to do exactly as Sundance describes above: Dirty up Trump with suspicion and innuendo, neutralize the threat of oversight and supervision to protect the Obama holdovers, and (hopefully) get Trump removed from office.

    And make no mistake: Any lesser man than Trump would have resigned long ago. They came within a whisker of succeeding.

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  31. regitiger says:

    Pelosi has withdrawn HR 981, rule of debate, FISA surveillance renewal.

    possible motives:

    a. she knows the underlying Proxy vote fraud is going to be knocked down by Federal court. Obviously unconstitutional. Should congress want to establish proxy voting, would require an amendment to the constitution. the “plan” failed to again subvert standards and norms and the rule of law. Do not look away at the continuation of her anarchy.

    b. President Trump (and AG Barr) have both stated publicly the FISA renewal in its present form is unacceptable with veto action to defeat it.

    c. the pure partisan vote record is bad optics for the democrats. ZERO GOP members voted yay, All democrats with 1 exception voted for it. AND of course, 72 democrats voted using the fraud proxy trick subject to federal court ruling which is ultimately going to beat it to death.

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  32. D3F1ANT says:

    Most of us knew this 3 or 4 years ago. If Republicans need this much help catching up it isn’t a wonder that punishing the insurrectionists is turning out to be a losing battle.

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  33. California Joe says:

    Why isn’t this today’s headline on The New York Times and Washington Post I ask myself! LOL

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  34. Ed Holder says:

    During Schiff’s “secret” sham hearings, we kept being reminded by the resistance that “they aren’t secret, there are republicans in there.” Does this threat of obstruction of justice explain why nobody spoke up and told us the details of what was going on in there? Grenell finally released the transcripts, so now we know there was no real evidence of Russian collusion, but something is wrong with the “law” when courageous elected officials couldn’t speak up when Schiff was clearly running amuck (leaking cherry picked sound bites and lying about the tenor of the findings).

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  35. You would have to be a billionaire to fight that sort of fight. Any normal person would be bankrupted and probably end up in jail.

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  36. Countrywatch says:

    This will go against the grain for many, but I believe Draw and Strike is right about Rosenstein (and ultimately Mueller):

    Liked by 1 person

    • G. Alistar says:

      RR was a plant all along? Something about RR seems out of wack perhaps preeminent among several is that IF he was a Trump plant, he sure fooled a lot of people. He is vehemently hated by conservatives. Of course, it is a battle and as Winston Churchill said, “In wartime truth is so precious that she must always be surrounded by with a body guard of lies.”

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      • johnnyfandango says:

        I don’t buy the RR ”White Hat” theory. So RR was a super spy, collecting evidence, lurking in the shadows. Give me a break. His motive against Trump started when he was asked to write the firing memo against Comey and it was used. From that point forward all his FBI/DOJ buddies and prob. his wife were prodding him to screw Trump. RR’s behavior become erratic. There was no need for a SC, based on what? Comey’s hurt feelings of being fired along with his bs meeting memo’s with Prez. Trump he leaked ”hoping” for a SC. RR has no backbone, he screwed the Prez. the country, ruined the FBI/DOJ based on his cowardice, feckless decisions and vacant supervision of the SC . There was no reason to expand the scope of the SC. If he’s such a hero to expose the deep state, then he did that by putting at risk the lives of Flynn, PappaD, Stone, Manaford etc. He didn’t take into consideration their lives, he didn’t know how they would react to being targeted and charged. The abuse and ruin they received most people would succumb to based on the full weight of the government against you. This theory that Gates petals that RR and Sessions are white hat heroes is total BS. Some of Gate’s writings is ok, but he is wrong about RR/Sessions and should give it a rest.

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  37. Paul Cohen says:

    The Mueller/Weissman farce was a total scam and coup cover story from A to Z. They knew that Putin & co. didn’t even know how to reach out to anyone in the incoming new Trump admin. as of Nov. 2016:

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I strongly believe that if Donald J. Trump were to conduct ay sort of collusion… it would be The Greatest Collusion The World Has Ever Seen… By Far.. And It’s Not Even Close.

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  38. tav144 says:

    With Rat Rosenstein’s upcoming testimony I would like to know why Bruce Ohr’s phone logs show he spoke to RR at 5:48pm on **12/13/16**. RR was not DAG @ Main Justice until confirmed 4/2017. This phone call w/ RR was THE DAY AFTER Simpson gave Nellie’s thumb drive research to him! And the latest declas shows Bruce knew it was Russian dis-info at least by Dec. 2016 (CH small group knew in Oct. 2016).

    SO what did Rat know and when did he know it? What did he talk to him about on 12/13/16 — two months before he was nominated? (“news” of his nomination ‘filtered out in mid-January according to news reports)… Who recommended Rat? According to Trump himself, Sessions did, which surely explains why Trump is still very angry with Sessions. (See https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-points-finger-at-sessions-for-rosenstein-controversy).

    Let’s hope someone thinks about asking about his convo with Bruce. (Why is he even still employed at DOJ?!?!?!)

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  39. humaweiner says:

    One would imagine that Herr Mueller’s SS Troops are shopping criminal defense attorneys and doing research into the dating rituals in federal prison.

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  40. Nagothm says:

    I’m sorry, Whitaker saying that “he was told” they were going to give him the documents, and complaining that the SCO told him that everything was gonna be fine, so he took them at their word doesn’t cut any ice. He failed to expose and reign in the corruption when he had all the power invested in him to do so. It is the same as Sessions pontificating now about how he just had to recuse himself. They allowed the Obama people to run the place. A book now about how it was all those bad people’s fault is just attempting to cover his own abject failure in the office.

    Good Lord, it’s like Lindsey Graham slamming his fist down on his latest talk show appearance declaring that someone ought to investigate those people……..

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  41. Pew-Anon says:

    Not telling us anything SD didn’t uncover three years ago. The only difference now is he’s selling books.

    RINO

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  42. Zy says:

    Trust Stealth Matt.

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  43. Donna in Oregon says:

    James Comey was working for HSBC when they were laundering money.
    “FBI Dir. Comey: Member, HSBC Board – Clinton Foundation and Drug Cartel Money Launderer”

    https://geopolitics.co/2017/03/21/fbi-dir-james-comey-board-member-of-hsbc-clinton-foundation-drug-cartel-launderer/

    Following the money. I believe this is another one of the Deep State/Globalist operations the DOJ lackeys were trying to hide:

    “Sanctions on Russia and North Korea Put Tiny Latvia in U.S. Cross Hairs”

    Document leak: what ties Latvia’s ex-president, Biden’s son and PrivatBank together?
    https://bnn-news.com/document-leak-what-ties-latvia-s-ex-president-biden-s-son-and-i-privatbank-i-together-205937

    Explaining Europe’s Growing Money Laundering Scandal
    By Francesco Guarascio | April 8, 2019
    https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2019/04/08/523148.htm

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