Nothing Inappropriate – DNI John Ratcliffe Releases Wiretapped Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts and FBI Summaries (“CR Cuts”) Of Those Transcripts…

DNI John Ratcliffe has released the transcripts and FBI generated summaries known as “CR cuts” from the telephone calls between incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. [pdf version here].

A fast review of the transcripts (also embed below) shows there was nothing inappropriate or improper about the conversations at all.  Quite the opposite: Lt. General Flynn was direct, diplomatic, polite and represented the interests of U.S. policy from both the outgoing Obama administration and incoming Trump administration.

The views expressed by Lt. General Flynn did not impede or obstruct outgoing Obama policy nor did they undermine any position during the transition.  Any media reporting to the contrary was completely false.

The FBI summaries or “CR Cuts”, created by FBI analysts, are what FBI Director James Comey gave to former DNI James Clapper on January 4th, for use in briefing former President Obama.  The summaries are FBI interpretations of what the calls contained.

It has been my long-standing suspicion the FBI summaries (CR Cuts) will not accurately reflect the content of the calls; and were purposefully manipulated by the FBI to give a false impression that Flynn was undermining Obama.  I am doing that comparison now.

Here’s the summaries and transcripts:

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More to follow…

 

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605 Responses to Nothing Inappropriate – DNI John Ratcliffe Releases Wiretapped Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts and FBI Summaries (“CR Cuts”) Of Those Transcripts…

  1. fanbeav says:

    Your move Judge Sullivan!

    Liked by 39 people

  2. God Bless SD and his work. America and “justice” owe him.

    Liked by 33 people

    • ElTocaor says:

      So does Pulitzer.

      Liked by 6 people

      • evergreen says:

        Eh. Pulitzer schmulitzer.

        There’s a new classification of journalism, called Sundance. It’s the business of doggedly dedicated investigative reporting and analysis, with a cosmic (yeah, I use that word purposefully) sense of relativity and causality of facts and information in general.

        Someday there will be another called a Sundance journalist. Maybe. Having that combination of talent and endurance has proven to be exceptional in the extreme.

        Top Gun’s Viper said of Maverick, in the midst of competition, “This kid’s good.” There isn’t a Viper in journalism today to bestow such a paternal compliment, because there is none better than Sundance. Now, that’s a whole ‘nother level of good.

        Liked by 9 people

        • Rhoda R says:

          Like the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pulitzer has been cheapened by whom it has decided in the recent past. Almost an insult these days,

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  3. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    No wonder Obama and his buds are trying to turn the focus to race in the USA. Just as they tried to do with the virus two weeks ago when ObamaGate broke out into the open.

    Can’t distract forever, guys. It’s only going to get worse.

    Liked by 38 people

    • Skeeball says:

      Yep, the socialists are on the move and growing more desperate by the day. It’s always BAMN with them.

      Liked by 13 people

      • theoldgoat says:

        It is always a relatively small percentage of the populous who wants socialism, to get their way they have to resort to violence. Scare people who might oppose and it can shut them up.

        Liked by 1 person

    • jumpinjarhead says:

      Well spotted! Far too few conservatives, even some Treepers, are falling for this latest “shiny thing” distraction in The Twin Cities. Without minimizing the original event that is now being hijacked (as it seems it is every time something like this occurs) by race baiters, thugs and looters, we need to try to keep our eye on the real ball here.

      The coup is continuing and the latest iteration using the “virus crisis” to collapse the economy just to get rid of POTUS and otherwise advance the totalitarian agenda of our enemies, is beginning to unravel as actual data are showing that much of what the State (all levels of government but especially dimocrat governors and mayors) has done was wrong. In addition, the obvious effort of these authoritarians to prolong the shutdown as a partisan political weapon is also showing signs of failure as citizens and even some courts are pushing back.

      All this means they need to morph the coup to something else and now it appears race may be the thing, especially given the need to obfuscate about Biden’s recent multiple racial gaffes.

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    • doyouseemyvision says:

      There are gonna be a truckload of school shootings this fall…

      Liked by 2 people

  4. bullnuke says:

    I read the transcripts and it was no big deal. Now we wait for the “cuts” that Strozk probably had a hand in editing to his advantage. This, among many things, should land him jail for a long time.

    Liked by 18 people

    • cantcforest says:

      Hope springs eternal. (Charlie Brown???)

      Liked by 3 people

    • sundance says:

      The “cuts” are the summaries included in the release.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Mike says:

      Compare the Mueller charges against Flynn with the facts. Flynn did not lie. False prosecution and obstruction of justice. Weissmann and his henchmen must pay a steep price.

      Liked by 16 people

      • Erik Heter says:

        18 U.S. Code § 242.Deprivation of rights under color of law
        Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      original audio would be nice!

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    • GB Bari says:

      I read both the cuts and the transcripts.
      I can’t see anything in particular that jumps out as being in the transcript but omitted from the cut. There were a lot of repeated statements and re-stating in other terms for verification / clarification, but I did not see anything but a lot of banter about three* issues, and only a request from Flynn for the Russians to reciprocate equally to the Ozero expulsion of diplomats to which Kislyak agreed to communicate that to Moscow.
      *The three issues were –
      1 – setting up meetings to discuss each country’s preferred policies/path forward re. the middle east / terrorist problem, UN Security Council positions, etc.
      2 – Setting up a meeting in late January 2017 about Syria (political process) in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan
      3 – Setting up a secure video conference bet. POTUS and Putin right after inauguration to discuss each countries general positions and issues needs/wants
      Flynn added a 4th issue – the request to not go further than reciprocal actions in response to Ozero’s expulsion of Russian diplomats.

      So there’s nothing material in the transcript that wasn’t in the cut. IMHO.

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      • GB Bari says:

        I forgot that in the Dec 31 transcript, Kislyak observes that he (and Moscow obviously) sees that Ozero’s actions were intended to harm the incoming Administration (Trump’s).

        WOW!

        That’s pretty important evidence that caused the reversal of the FBI to try and frame Flynn.

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      • bonkti says:

        Two things stood out to me in the December 29 call.

        Kislyak poses a rhetorical question to express how the Russians feel about the expulsion of their FSB and GRU staffers. To wit, something like “does it mean we can’t work with this [Obama] administration?”

        The cut has Flynn forcefully agreeing, “Yes!”

        The transcript has him saying “yeah, yeah”. Kislyak continues expressing the Russian perspective. Flynn will interject three more times only to say, ” yeah. ” The context doesn’t allow for a statement of agreement. Flynn usez “yeah” to mean that he listens and understands Kislyak.

        His “yeah” in the sense of “uh-huh” or “I’m following your point” got distorted to mean hostility to the Obama administe.

        The second mischaracterization is where Flynn urges “an even keeled” response to the e,pulsions, repeated for clarity, which becomes “even kills,” taking the metaphor and overall tone of the conversation into a dark place whereas in fact it is wise and, uh, even keeled.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Yes agree on both of your findings. I saw both but misinterpreted the first one “this administration…” as being Flynn’s (Trumps) and that confused me but I figured I didn’t know what was being implied.

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        • Paprika says:

          Good catch!
          And that is why I do not like summaries as they can change just a few words or refocus the original meaning by shifting the tone or intent.

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      • BitterC says:

        There was also oblique talk about the UN vote about Israeli settlements. I suspect that’s what was redacted in the 12/22 or 23 transcripts.

        That might have made a more solid Logan Act (just kidding) but for whatever reason they chose to make the charge on lying

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    • MelH says:

      They fired Strozk and then hired him back 6 moths later. And Wray is conducting the internal investigation of HIS department?

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  5. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    SOOOOOO the reason Susan Rice wanted these calls released is to point the video(finger) at one tall guy named Comey. Why did Schiff want them released? I guess we’re getting closer to the Real Deal.

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  6. Dr-P says:

    Ratcliffe starts out well in showing openness

    Liked by 37 people

  7. lawton says:

    Curious to see how they match up also but the big illegal act was manipulating the 302 on Flynn.

    Liked by 17 people

  8. TradeBait says:

    Take down the pathetic human scum that put Gen. Flynn, PDT, and many others through emotional and economic distress defending themselves from big, fat lies.

    Liked by 14 people

  9. Anon says:

    Maybe Adam Schiff can get him on this:

    “This is General Flynn…”

    Impersonating a military officer… Flynn retired from the Army in 2014. (lol) /s

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Zy says:

    One thing we know for sure about this, the Lying and Crying Left will be lying 🤥 and crying 😢

    Liked by 8 people

    • starfcker says:

      They already are, Zy. This is distraction theater. Coronavirus didn’t work. On to the next one, race war. If you have any doubts about this, go to The Drudge Report. 50% coronavirus 2 days ago, now all Riot news, and you have to search to find anything about the plague.

      Liked by 10 people

      • FrankieZee says:

        Starfcker: You are 100% right on. Riots starting all over the country. They have to get that Black vote back that they lost, but in the end it isn’t going to help. Now wee find out a white woman was kidnapped and killed. Probably raped a hundred times by the brothers. They will probably find out some more were raped in Minneapolis. But this too will backfire on them. We need some serious charges against Comey and his fellow coup plotters.

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        • dbobway says:

          Charlotte tomorrow. The word is out. Got to make sure compliant local news is aware of it.
          We now have a new chief of Police, who replaced the long time Democrat chief who handled the last unrest we had pretty well.’But’ the old chief didn’t buy into sanctuary cities. He is a Police man. As soon as the new chief was sworn in, Charlotte became a sanctuary city. The left is literally attacking the state of NC with a rabid vigor.
          North Carolina, the only State, General Sherman ‘just’ marched thru after burning SC to the ground. We have more Plantation homes still standing than any other southern state.
          The University of North Carolina spent time at the Woo Han lab, studying viruses, prior to or biological attack from China.
          We are at war with Global communism, and a solid third of our country are ignorantly compliant. PDJT is our next wartime President, since FDR.

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      • Tall Texan says:

        Yes, although as Paul Sperry has recently noted, you can almost always find an HIV or AIDS story there…not that there’s anything wrong with that…

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      • GenEarly says:

        Political (for now ?) War and the battlespaces shift, expect More and Different as chicom virus wanes (for now?)
        Prudent Patriots are Personally Prepared.( and not just TP 🙂

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      • GB Bari says:

        Apologies but tell me again why anyone would anyone go to the Drudge Report in May of 2020 for any real, pertinent AND factual news?

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  11. vikingmom says:

    So basically, as we all suspected, there was no “there” there?!

    Liked by 11 people

  12. Caius Lowell says:

    Looks this this was all done, “by the book” — 0bama’s corrupt Chicago stitch up book…

    Liked by 10 people

  13. Paul Cohen says:

    General Flynn’s calls are perfectly appropriate, reasonable, and patriotic. He had absolutely nothing to lie about and he DID NOT LIE. The whole thing has been an unbelievable scam on the nation. Here is a good initial reaction:

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    • All Too Much says:

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  14. gsonFIT says:

    It will be interesting to hear Mike Pence’s interpretation of these calls, and more importantly how they were presented to him.

    Liked by 12 people

    • …and who presented them to him, and the individual that told the who to present them.

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      • Gort says:

        “… and the individual that told the who to present them.”

        Yeah, that “individual who” in particular. I suspect he will occupy a central roll in Durham’s enterprise.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I never understood what the issue was with Pence.

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    • regitiger says:

      and how Pence presented them to POTUS!!!

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      • doyouseemyvision says:

        Great point. I contend Trump will need some pizzazz on his 2020 presidential ticket and replace Pence. If Pence did anything untoward or exhibited poor judgement on the Flynn firing, this makes it easier for Trump to cut the strings. Trump will want to put the globe on notice that his vision for the US and the world will extend at least 8 more years after his presidency has ended. He needs a strong VP these next 4 years to help execute this vision as the ‘apprentice.‘

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        • regitiger says:

          given trump has done the least publicly toward retracting his early 4 (FOUR) declarations that flynn was a liar.

          given the Pence has not so much as put his finger to his chin and contemplated making a decent act.

          I would say, pence is safe and secure into the election.

          sad ..but true.

          pence is a liability..

          if you really think about this entire thing..straight up, no dope, unsalted, raw and underacted, verified and falsified.

          flynn was tossed over the rails because the administration just could not bear that liability…I get that.

          now, we are seeing THE TRUTH..

          will Trump and this administration consider PENCE an EVEN MORE RISKY LIABILITY.

          just saying what needs to be said.

          I trust judgement about this entire matter NOT!

          it stinks..and it stinks ..and it stinks.

          yes, I am still angry…and will remain so, until this president does the right thing and make a clear apology and explains his actions.

          a decorated combat military officer of exemplary record was left hanging ..languishing..

          and this administration applied ZERO effort to restore his honor.

          that is one big SUCK…

          sorry, ….I’ll still vote for Trump..I still believe in him..and yes, I understand the higher priority…But this continues to be A DISGRACE.

          must be corrected…

          I am not alone in this sentiment.

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          • bkrg2 says:

            Your analysis is good as it highlight Pence and Trump didn’t do much to help Flynn. That has always bugged me.

            I have read several theories that Flynn knew what he was doing and walked into this trap with the main purpose of exposing Obamagate. I think this is a bit of a stretch that Flynn would destory his life, home, family – however it is a possibility.

            Lately Trump has been very supportive of Flynn. I havent seen anything about Pence. So I am hoping that Flynn jumped on the grenade to protect the administration and he will be rewarded tenfold

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  15. Jaap Titulaer says:

    Hmm. Doesn’t the FBI call them Tech Cuts?
    Wouldn’t “CR cuts” point to some OCONUS source (foreign but allied intel, say the CRown/UK)?

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    • Paul Cohen says:

      “CR” refers to the FBI operation “Crossfire Razor” — their shabby seditious op targeting General Flynn.

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      • gda53 says:

        Not in this case – it refers to Crown (GCHQ) material. I believe they were the ones who provided the call transcript to the FBI (Comey)..

        I believe THIS is why the head of the GCHQ resigned 3 days after PDJT was sworn in. He knew he was done.

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        • doyouseemyvision says:

          How did the Russians and Kislyak get wind of this to notify Flynn?

          Boris Johnson would have been Foreign Minister under Theresa May at this time and probably would have known about this. Are our communications so insecure that the UK can eavesdrop on LTG Flynn from the Dominican Republic, or was the UK able to get these comms from the NSA?

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    • Dutchman says:

      Cross Razor, the code name for the FBI investigation of Gen Flynn, just as Crossfire Hurricane was the name of the broader investigation of Trump campaign.

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    • senda72 says:

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    • lieutenantm says:

      A VERY ASTUTE POINT, JAAP

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  16. Heika says:

    If this is an indication of the no-nonsense transparent style of John Ratcliffe to come, we are now doing very well.

    My mind is trying to comprehend what the blazes where the previous bozos (heads of DNI) actually doing? Scroll down and examine them all starting from Clapper, Dempsey, Coats, Maguire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Director_of_National_Intelligence
    Much to think about here. Remember the other names. Dan Coat was a real doozy, a pathetic cover up weasel. Clearly Maguire was just another boy from the club. Its fascinating to see them all lined up like this. To ponder how the swamp festers and feeds itself.

    Thank God for Grennel and thank God again for Ratcliffe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Director_of_National_Intelligence

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  17. helmhood says:

    “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.”
    Luke 6:45

    As if it couldn’t be any more clear, President Trump, and General Flynn, are motivated only by love of their country.

    While obamagate/Biden in their comments today reflect hatred and disdain for the United States.

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  18. Paul Cohen says:

    So the Obamascum KNEW that “Russia didn’t react” because Russia KNEW that Obama’s actions were targeting (then) President-elect Donald Trump. Putin was waiting, quite reasonably, to see what would develop after the new admin. came in. Yet, the Obamascum claimed to be mystified that Russia did not react and pretended that reflected some dastardly subterfuge by Flynn and Team Trump. Obama and company are utter dishonest scum (of course we’ve known that forever):

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    • CopperTop says:

      ^^^ THIS RIGHT THAR^^^^^

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    • Mary Morse says:

      Pg. 6, dec.29, message K to F, need to talk:
      IMO, the concern is with the overheard, unrecorded side conversation that happens before Flynn’s voicemail begins recording. The bit about “which agency”, the Americans did all the hacking…
      IMO, this caused great concern, similar to the mention of Crowdstrike in the calls with Ukraine.

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  19. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    The last good man in the FBI was Efrem Zimbalist Jr……..can you feel me?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Jim in TN says:

      Just read that Zimbalist took shrapnel in his leg during the fighting in the Huertgen forest in 1944. 9th Infantry Division.

      But here is my question. Was he also the first good man in the FBI?

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Zimbalst was an actor. The main actor in a TV show that glorified the FBI.

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        • I liked how Efrem Zimbalist Jr always shot the bad guy in the end until they started complaining about the violence ,then he just arrested them.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Exactly. Was an actor who played an FBI Agent the first and last good man in the FBI?

          But I stand corrected. Bruzedorange points out that another WWII hero and all around good man also acted as an FBI Agent but before Zimbalist.

          So Zimbalist may have been the last good FBI Agent, he wasn’t the first.

          And please, don’t get hung up on them not actually being FBI agents. If we are going to confine our search that way, we may as well pick up some lanterns and join Diogenes in his cask. (Be forewarned. One bum, living naked on the streets, defecating where ever he pleases is amusing to people. More than one is San Francisco.)

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      • bruzedorange says:

        The second.
        1959, Jimmy Stewart in “The FBI Story”

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  20. dufrst says:

    There has to be more than this. Because what I just read in the “CR cuts” and transcripts is nothing!

    It seems the Obama administration tried to leave a bad situation for the incoming administration to have to deal and were mad that Flynn was able to soothe it over with the Russians. Flynn did nothing illegal. He made no promises nor offered anything to Russia explicitly that could be construed as undermining the Obama administration. Russia made a prudent decision and recognized the actions of the Obama administration for what it was, a butthurt move by the administration because they lost an election.

    I can also see why Flynn would not remember these convos to a T because not much was really said. It was mostly about meeting up with Russian ambassador and setting up a secure video link for a convo between Trump and Putin. There was nothing much said about the UN vote or the Russian action to retaliate against US for expelling their diplomats.

    I can’t believe these series of conversations led to everything Trump had to deal with for 3 years! Think about it. Trump wanted Comey to it easy on Flynn and to clear him publicly on the question of being investigated. Comey didn’t do that which caused the President to lose confidence in him which then prompted the naming of a special counsel. It’s absolutely incredible!

    Again, I await more than this because if this is it, our country is truly in trouble. What a mess.

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    • abdiesus says:

      Our country has been in trouble for a long time, but it is past “in trouble” right now. Understand this whole thing was a joint effort by both R & D to remove a duly elected President. And that effort continues to this minute – Rubio is another face in front of the identical agenda, all being managed by McConnell behind the scenes. And it will not stop until Trump is no longer President. The big question is what are we going to do about it?

      Liked by 12 people

    • Tl Howard says:

      Gowdy told Martha McCallum late last week, “You’re going to be bored with what’s in that call.”

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    • Jim in TN says:

      But, but, Trump asked Comey to go easy on Flynn. They had to make that look like illegal interference.

      Funny how the ask was February 14th.
      Edit f302 on the 10th. Launch it the next day. Then bring Flynn up in private conversation with President. And memorialize the ask.

      Then when Comey is fired, he uses the memo to make it look like his firing was part of a coverup.

      It is only obstruction of justice if Flynn was guilty of something. They had to get Flynn to plead guilty or be convicted.

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  21. MTB says:

    So far, I see a few mis-heard summary words. Instead of “even-keeled,” it became “even-kill.”

    Anyway, it’s clear that the summaries shouldn’t have been used. They should’ve only used the actual words. Always check the primary source!

    Still, even these summaries didn’t give them reason to open an investigation.

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  22. Merkin Muffley says:

    The only thing this showed was Michael Flynn performing like a seasoned diplomat and keeping Russia from over reacting to the sanctions. And for this they were going to throw a man in jail???

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    • johnnyfandango says:

      Spot on. I don’t fully trust Kislyak. Was he colluding with Brennan and Comey to help set up Flynn?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dave Hunter says:

        The remark by Kislyak that the Russian government understood Obama’s actions to be aimed not just at Russia but also at the president elect short circuits that idea for me.

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      • Merkin Muffley says:

        I doubt it. He made Flynn look too good.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Some people are easily maneuvered into doing things.

        That ambassador was in touch with every one in D.C. Of course he would be in touch with people in a new administration. And then they provoked him by expelling some of his people.

        Why try to recruit him when they can manipulate him and get the desired results?

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  23. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    I doubt we hear from Eric Swallowswell this evening.

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  24. MTB says:

    And also notice which dates only have a summary and do NOT have a transcript. Always look for what isn’t there!

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  25. Brant says:

    I wonder if these “protests” are and will be the lefts answer to declassification and transparency? I would not put it past them for a second. It’s what they do. They are desperate. Must also mean nothing they have done so far has worked. Even folks are getting wise to the virus and the left sees that in the tweets and various comments. Folks are laughing at dem govs and mayors. The economy issue must not be hurting Trump. People know the truth. Also Biden. Dang they are desperate. Does anyone think a final act of desperation will be the most direct and focused on Trump? As in JFK? I would not put it past them. Sometimes his tweets are raw and cut to the quick, but they get right to America.

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  26. lawton says:

    I think the major manipulation is the 302 they are hiding and it not reflecting the actual notes from the interview.

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  27. regitiger says:

    Thank you Ratcliffe..please continue..the honor is yours

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  28. Screaming Eagle says:

    Perfect calls, again !!

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  29. Rj says:

    It’s beyond time to remove Chris Wray and lump him into the rest of the enemy of this country.

    Liked by 11 people

  30. ncedgar says:

    Can’t wait for Swallwell to point to the smoking gun in these docs.

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  31. ncedgar says:

    Can’t wait for Swallwell to point to the smoking gun in these docs.

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  32. ncedgar says:

    Can’t wait for Swallwell to point to the smoking gun in these docs.

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  33. Brant says:

    Sunday shows might be interesting. I say might because they will probably focus on Minneapolis over this. Mike will be wailing as usual.

    I’m also sure they knew these would be released, thus the “protests”.

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  34. All Too Much says:

    There is nothing there and
    Wray knew this.
    Rosenstein knew this.
    Page/Strozk knew this.
    Flynn’s prosecutors knew this.
    Clapper knew this.

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  35. Dutchman says:

    Notice the similarity between this making an issue out of a perfectly appropriate phone call, and the shampeachment attempt, also over a perfectly appropriate phone call?

    Only difference is they were able to classify these trascripts and cuts for 3 1/2 years. If PDJT hadn’t released the transcripts of the call, we would have been stuck with Schiff-for-brains version, and the Senate Republicons would have lined up to vote to impeach.

    Liked by 11 people

    • dufrst says:

      And Mitt Romney was the lone GOP vote on the impeachment sham. He needs to be uprooted out of office now!

      Liked by 11 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Yes, at least he was HONEST, like the Dems, instead of like the Republicons, who WANTED to vote to convict, but knew the ‘prosecution’ didn’t have the goods, and we wouldn’t tolerate it.
        Where Romney was dishonest, was running as a Republicon in the first place.
        He bought his seat, simple.
        Many State Republicon parties are corrupt, sad to say.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Classify them and lie about them
      Easy enough.

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  36. dustahll says:

    Sun light, shows Obamas adm. and agencies , were traitors to the U.S clearly in my view,
    We knew that , but added proof

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  37. L4grasshopper says:

    Just a comment to the dozens of posters who, these last few days, expressed their “concern” that Ratcliffe — who stood shoulder to shoulder with Nunes in the House on everything related to all of this Russia fraud — and who was one of a very few who has seen most of this stuff already like Nunes has —-

    You were flat effing wrong!

    Go troll your concerns elsewhere please 😎

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    • John55 says:

      Yes, he did. Why is that supposed to be a bad thing?

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    • Bryan Alexander says:

      Those people are total morons. The transcripts clearly shows Flynn wanting the Russians to only take reciprocal action and NOT escalate the problem before Trump got in.

      I am furious at the MSM. They are deliberately lying through their teeth, knowing that most Americans won’t bother looking up and reading the documents themselves.

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      • wondering999 says:

        Not just lying through their teeth.
        The media was also trying to get a lot of innocent people killed in a war. Don’t trust them — if they say anything, check for yourself. The media are accomplices to murder, in some cases mass murder

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        • Beau Geste says:

          Comcast owns NBC/MSNBC. Disney owns ABC. CBS is owned by Viacom, with massive movie and entertainment businesses. CNN is owned by AT&T’s Warner Media a worldwide entertainment conglomerate.
          “The companies that own the major news networks, NBC, ABC, and CBS, all do significant business in China. On the print side, top U.S. newspapers like the Washington Post and New York Times have been criticized for running paid China Daily inserts. What they were paid for these inserts is still unknown”. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/chinas-long-tentacles-extend-deep-into-american-media/
          “Comcast Corporation is not only the participator of the increasingly close cultural exchanges, but also the contributor and beneficiary of deeper economic exchanges between China and the US. The NBC and the Universal Studios Theme Park in Beijing are witnesses of the in-depth development of Sino-US economic and trade relations and increasingly close cultural exchanges.”

          The justice department Antitrust Division should sue to force Disney, Comcast, AT&T, Viacom et al to distribute shares of the news divisions to their shareholders (not sell the companies to the chinese or soros…)

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      • Robert Smith says:

        The typical American’s reading skills are low, let alone being able compare and contrast to a media re-imagining of the conversation.

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    • gunrunner03 says:

      Right on cue. That’s what the Left does. They never concede that they are wrong. Never. It’s always attack/attack/attack.

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  38. John55 says:

    I’m really not seeing the left’s argument here. Flynn managed to persuade the Russians not to escalate things in response to the Obama administrations expulsion of Russians from the US … and that’s supposed to be a BAD thing for him to do? Why?

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    • QCM says:

      Because the left wanted to drop a hot potato in PDJT’s lap coming in the door…keep the new administration busy putting out fires with a nuclear armed super power…General Flynn kept that from happening…much to their chagrin.

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  39. Shyster says:

    Find me the man, and I’ll find you the crime! Soviet communist tactics. Now add altering and destroying evidence (Flynn 302), breaking Flynn financially (lost his home and $5 million in legal fees), and threatening a family member (Flynn Jr. with a 2 month old baby boy) to coerce a confession. The Obama mafia went full KGB on this patriot. There needs to be arrests…

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  40. Summer says:

    Okay, so Ratcliffe released what Grenell ostensibly declassified just before leaving. Ratcliffe had no choice but release or face tremendous backlash from the Trump supporters (and Trump himself) who are way beyond cold anger right now. That’s why I am not going to thank God for Ratcliffe just yet.

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  41. sundance says:

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    • doyouseemyvision says:

      It’s not up to the FBI to decide whether the call is improper. That would have been Trump’s call. The FBI’s role is to investigate, then present the investigatory material. The decisions regarding the material are higher up the food chain. Full stop.

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    • bonkti says:

      “Shenanigans”???

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  42. sundance says:

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  43. All Too Much says:

    Did Clapper read these before briefing Obama?
    Or, did the Comey tell him ‘what’ was in them?
    Who will lie again, first.

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  44. sundance says:

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      What did Yates provide to the White House in late January and did it agree with what Obama received from Clapper? I suspect not.

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      • doyouseemyvision says:

        This is going to be interesting to see. There are so many players involved, and so many ‘hand-offs’ of the material, that any of the parties, or all of them could have tampered with the originals for their own purposes. There is going to be a lot of finger pointing. May be hard to nail down the culprits and find ‘intent’.

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  45. Tl Howard says:

    Bret Baier talking about Flynn now.

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  46. Paul Cohen says:

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  47. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    I assume Bob Mueller and his gang will be paying back the 30 million they spent on their bullshit witch hunt? Take it out of their pensions/401K or just take it out of all the offshore accounts.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Well, we did find out that michael cohen did NOT go to Prague to do illegal deals with the russians, despite faulty illegal spy work. That must be worth at least the $30 => $40 million spent by mueller harassing the elected Administration? (or, they could have asked him?)

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Add “Theft by fraud” to any charges against them as well. The entire d@mn team.

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    • doyouseemyvision says:

      Good point. I wonder if they can be sued. Do you remember all the attorneys on the SC took out liability insurance courtesy of the US taxpayers? Mueller required his attorneys to do that and I thought this was highly irregular. The insurance company might not reimburse them if sued if fraud can be proven. That would be poetic justice indeed.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        interesting

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      • regitiger says:

        lance armstrong was sued by his “insurers” for exactly the same legal reasons..once his fraud was exposed…a very weird insurance specialized type of insurance arrangement, but one that involved 10’s of millions of bucks he received for “winning”…they sued the crap out of him and he was forced in a low key court settlement to pay nearly all of it back.

        I would not be surprised if this same kind of “insurance” policy was and is something that the deep state derives it financial power….? hmm..

        when the case of lance armstrong came out, this insurance thing he arranged was not on the radar..But I think it was sports illustrated, or maybe it was rolling stone that did a piece on it. none of the MSM’s were even talking about it…golden boy conflict after all.

        but it was a curious case….in the background lance armstrong had a HUGE financial arrangement that was more or less a casino betting heavily he would win TDFrance titles…along with that bonus he would win, was the protection of a very well resourced legal department to insulate him from ANY issues to protect the “asset”…the insurance companies were out of texas I believe…and they have created a scheme that would make them a large fortune if he did in fact win. So the insurance company works as sort of a bookie. HE stood to make big money for winning…and he did, by cheating…and the insurers stood to make also big money, if he won…what was never clear was WHY the insurers took him to court!!! I think if I recall it was for the benefit of the bettors who were making the opposite wager who have a good cause of fraud against the insurers.

        sorry for long tooth here…

        but yes, there is something unusual about the Mueller insurance..worth looking into

        why?

        it was in fact the fraud case filed against him by the insurers that actually broke open the case about his cheating…hidden deposition about a failed drug screen covered up…something the contract was clear about…

        definitely worth looking at…Mueller insurance…

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  48. MACAULAY says:

    So, who believes this:

    “What happened to the president in the 2016 election and throughout the first two years of his administration was abhorrent. It was a grave injustice and it was unprecedented in American history. The law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus of this country were involved in advancing a false and utterly baseless Russian collusion narrative against the president.”

    I do. I believe it.

    And its important to me that it was our Attorney General Bill Barr who said this—on May 21th, 2020. And he has said similar things before.

    Right now, the question is whether this same Bill Barr will find crimes in all of this.

    To me, its decisive. If this language is Bullshit, if Barr is buying time…as many of us here FEAR…then we are done. It’s too corrupt to be saved. Alaric and Attila are at the Gates.

    I don’t think Bill Barr is fooling me like that. Got to have Hope.

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    • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

      Billy is in a tuff position. If he were to actually do his job then there wouldn’t be enough people left in DC to fill one Greyhound Bus.

      Oh and Wrong Way Wray should be dismissed before Father’s Day. Unless this info was being held until Durham and his team had completed there investigation of the FBI then Wray should have already provided to the Senators.

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      • doyouseemyvision says:

        Barr would prefer to do nothing. Except foot drag. Has Barr and the DOJ had access to these Flynn transcripts all along?

        Graham had better get his butt busy. But he’s another foot dragger. Remember how cosy he and Barr were during the pre-confirmation hearings?

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    • albertus magnus says:

      Amen, Macaulay…..I agree with everything you said!

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    • WSB says:

      There should be only one crime. All of the pieces are tactics and strategies. The whole is the crime. And we all know what that one crime is.

      Liked by 8 people

      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Treason….

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        • samwise163 says:

          I’m with Gunny – known since 12/23/16 or before….it is all laid out. There is no need for spelling at this point. Hangings and convictions…I don’t care about the order…

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        • redline says:

          Conspiracy to commit sedition, at a minimum.

          If proof is found that the perpetrators communicated with any hostile foreign power, at any time, for any reason, then conspiracy to commit capital treason must be the charge.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Hope is the pot of gold that awaits all who believe – AND yes, I still believe that truth always wins out — it just DOES! God bless Michael Flynn, PDJT, and all who have put their faith in this pot of gold.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      And to your point, Barr said this in Nov 2019……

      “What it means is that, instead of viewing themselves as the “loyal opposition,” as opposing parties have done in this country for over 200 years, they essentially SEE THEMSELVES AS ENGAGED IN A WAR TO CRIPPLE, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, A DULY ELECTED GOVERNMENT.” (Upper case annotation mine)

      Does this statement almost by definition suggest possibly SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY under 18 U.S. Code § 2384???

      “If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

      So my point is who says what you posted and what I posted and then the whole one system of justice talk the other week and then……

      DOES NOTHING?

      I think we are going to get something I just hope Barr and the boys have the intestinal fortitude to dig deep and back even to 2009 and expose everything.

      Justice will not be served with a hand slap..

      Go big or go home IMO AG BARR!

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      • richard verney says:

        Isn’t the problem here the use of the expression “by force” which arguably is an essential and inherent part of the characteristic of any action?

        I presume that where there is ambiguity and/or doubt as to the proper construction and/or meaning of any provision, the benefit of that ambiguity and/or doubt must always be given to the Defendant, not the Government since the Government authored the provision and therefore had the opportunity to word it free of ambiguity and/or doubt.

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      • Raptors2020 says:

        Bogey:
        Someone here suggested Barr would charge a different version of conspiracy; conspiracy to deny someone (Trump) their civil rights.

        With so many malevolent conversations to choose from (ie Strzok/Page) the conspiracy part seems Inescapable.

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      He could easily have used the term “criminally” before “involved” in his last sentence and added another sentence announcing the midnight arrests of the first wave of coup traitors to be indicted including:
      Biden
      Brennan
      Clapper
      Lynch
      Yates
      Comey
      McCabe
      Ohr
      Strzok
      Page

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