BOOM – Dana Boente Removed! – FBI Chief Legal Counsel Forced to Resign…

Finally, the DOJ has moved to remove one of the biggest background corrupt officials within the FBI. According to multiple media sources FBI chief legal counsel Dana Boente was forced to resign on Friday.  Finally, sunlight has removed a very corrupt player.

In prior positions as U.S. Attorney for Virginia; and while leading the DOJ National Security Division; and then later shifting to the FBI as chief legal counsel under Chris Wray; Dana Boente was at the epicenter of corrupt intent and malign activity toward the Trump administration. First, the report from NBC:

WASHINGTON DC – After a 38-year career with the Justice Department, the FBI’s top lawyer Dana Boente was asked to resign on Friday. Two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss Boente said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray.

His departure comes on the heels of recent criticism by Fox News [Lou Dobbs] for his role in the investigation of former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. A spokesman for the FBI confirmed to NBC News that Boente did in fact resign on Friday.

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs said on April 27 that, “Shocking new reports suggest F.B.I. General Counsel Dana Boente day was acting in coordination with F.B.I. Director Christopher Wray to block the release of that evidence that would have cleared General Flynn.”

Wray formally asked for Boente’s resignation, but the decision to end his tenure at the FBI came from Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department, which oversees the FBI, according to two sources.

A spokesman for the FBI said Boente announced on Friday his decision to retire, which will take effect June 30. (read more)

To understand the background, specifically as it pertains to why AG Barr had to make this move now, is complex.   A sequence of previous articles that CTH presented in/around the Dana Boente issue(s) have merged within this decision.

It is easiest to capture the full background content in this sequence:

♦June 2019 – Devin Nunes threatens criminal referrals for Dana Boente and Chris Wray – This background highlights Boente as a very bad actor [SEE HERE].

♦April 24, 2020 – Boente and Wray try to block release of Flynn documents.  AG Bill Bar intervenes.  This is the Flynn firetruck story, that ties to the release of the July 2018 letter from the DOJ-NSD and FBI to the FISA court. [SEE HERE]

♦April 26, 2020 – CTH Open Letter to Bill Barr – Outlines the corruption of Boente and Wray in the long-view and how it all comes together. [SEE HERE]

My educated hunch is the July 12, 2018, letter from the DOJ/FBI that was fraught with false information and purposeful lies to the FISA court, is really the issue that DOJ Bill Barr could not avoid.  The lies within the letter are just too brutally obvious, and contrast heavily against revelations coming from the outside USAO’s that Barr has brought in to review all of the prior DOJ and FBI activity.

Why do I think that’s the final straw?  Because if you take that moment in time and start working backward what you find is demonstrable and provable evidence that Dana Boente was one of the original Trump-era officials who participated in protecting “spygate” and using his support of the Mueller investigation as an internal weapon.   Remember, all the corrupt FBI players on Mueller’s team reported to Boente, including David Archey.

Dana Boente is enmeshed in all of it: the Wolfe case and cover-up, the Assange case and cover-up, and the hiding of documents in the Flynn case and cover-up.  Boente’s role as a manipulative fixer to protect the ongoing corrupt action of the Mueller probe was exactly why FBI Director Chris Wray hired him.

Taking out Boente now exposes the complicit nature of FBI Director Chris Wray; who, it appears, AG Bill Barr is being forced -by new discoveries- to leave Wray naked to his enemies.

In a June 2019 interview Nunes said “someone at the FBI” appears to have been “determined to hide” then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s notes from both the FISA court and Congress.  Our research identified that “someone” as Dana Boente a year before the Nunes remarks. [I even said ‘bookmark this and prove me wrong]

If you followed closely, and accept that Rosenstein was part of the problem, then you see how FBI Director Christopher Wray came into office; and, more importantly how/why Wray selected former DOJ-NSD head Dana Boente to shift from main justice to be legal counsel for the FBI.

Boente took over for former chief legal counsel James Baker, after the discoveries around Baker and McCabe could no longer be hidden. After being removed from responsibility eventually Baker resigned and went to work with the Lawfare group.  Boente’s job at FBI was/is to bury information, block congressional inquiry, and protect the crew.

Throughout 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and through today, across both administrations, the corrupt group within the FBI in DC were/are protecting themselves. The FBI redacted the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages. The FBI removed Page and Strzok texts and emails. The FBI hid texts and emails from Lisa Page to Andrew McCabe. The FBI kept documents from congress. The FBI has leaked false information to media to cover their tracks; and yes, the Trump-era FBI and GOPe politicians have participated writ large, many still do.

The corrupt FBI under Comey, McCabe and Baker is being protected and facilitated by the corrupt FBI under Christopher Wray, David Bowditch (San Bernadino infamy) and Dana Boente. It’s one long continuum of exactly the same behavior. Remember, 50 FBI ‘agents’ on Mueller’s team? Etc…. This DC network is ideologically aligned, operating on their own self-interests, and facilitated by a compliant media.

In 2015 the DOJ-OIG (office of inspector general) requested oversight of the DOJ National Security Division. It was Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates who responded with a lengthy 58 page legal explanation saying, essentially, ‘nope – not allowed.’ (PDF HERE) All of the DOJ is subject to oversight, except the DOJ-NSD.

The DOJ-NSD is where FISA warrants come from. The weaponized and highly politicized officials within the DOJ-NSD were using the auspices of FARA violations (foreign agent registration act) to gain FISA court authorized surveillance on politicians all over Washington DC. Combined with the NSA database extractions, by federal contractors authorized by the FBI, it’s a massive web of political surveillance.

When John Carlin resigned as Asst. Attorney General in charge of the DOJ National Security Division in October 2016 he was replaced by Principal Deputy Asst. Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Mary McCord. After President Trump took office on January 20th, 2017, Sally Yates was Acting AG and Mary McCord was in charge of the DOJ-NSD.

Yates and McCord were the two Main Justice officials who then engaged with White House Counsel Don McGahn on January 26th, 2017, regarding the General Flynn FBI interview conducted on January 24th. The Trump-Russia Collusion Conspiracy was the headline.

On January 30th, 2017, Sally Yates was fired for refusing to defend the Trump travel ban from extremist countries. Yates was replaced on January 31st by the U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA), Dana Boente.

With his shift to Main Justice Dana Boente was Acting Attorney General, and Mary McCord was Asst. AG in charge of the DOJ-NSD. Boente was in the Acting AG position from Jan 31st, 2017, until Jeff Sessions was confirmed on February 8th, 2017.

When Jeff Sessions became AG, Dana Boente became Acting Deputy AG, a role he would retain until Rod Rosenstein was confirmed on April 25th, 2017. [Mary McCord remained head of the DOJ-National Security Division]

On March 2nd, 2017, Dana Boente was one of the small group who participated in a conversation that led to the recusal of Jeff Sessions from anything related to the 2016 election. This recusal included the ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane, which was later picked up by Robert Mueller.

The other attendees for the recusal decision-making meeting (see above schedule) included Sessions’ chief of staff Jody Hunt; Criminal Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, Jim Crowell; Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) in the Department of Justice National Security Division Tash Gauhar (FISA lawyer); and Associate Deputy Attorney General Scott Schools. [Note: Tash Gauhar was lawyer for FBI Clinton case; and Scott Schools was part of drafting Clinton exoneration letter.]

The Main Justice group influenced Jeff Sessions to recuse.

With AG Jeff Sessions recused on March 2, 2017, FBI Director James Comey now reported to Acting Deputy AG Dana Boente. [Technically, Boente is still EDVA U.S. Attorney and is only ‘acting’ as Deputy AG] Additionally, on March 31st, 2017, President Trump signs executive order 13787 making the U.S. EDVA Attorney the 3rd in line for DOJ succession.

Question: If Dana Boente was appointed “Acting Attorney General” on January 31st, 2017 (he was), then why did Don McGahn need to draw up XO 13787 on March 31st, 2017… especially after confirmed AG Jeff Sessions was already in place Feb 9th?

The answer likely has to do with a sign-off needed for FISA.

See the issue?

How does somebody (unknown) advise White House Counsel Don McGahn to draw up an executive order so that Boente can sign a FISA…. without telling Don McGahn the reason why AG Sessions can’t sign off on the FISA? See the issue now?

In the period between March 2nd and April 25th – With AG Sessions recused, and without a Deputy AG confirmed, Dana Boente is simultaneously:

  • U.S. Attorney for EDVA
  • Acting Deputy AG.
  • Acting AG for all issues related to Sessions recusal.

It is James Comey and Dana Boente who sign the April 2017 FISA renewal for Carter Page.

(Page #271 – Carter Page FISA Application)

This dynamic would later become important as notes Boente took from conversations with James Comey became evidence for Mueller’s expanded obstruction investigation. [3/2/17 Mary McCord is still head of DOJ-NSD]

Somehow Acting Deputy AG Dana Boente’s personal and handwritten notes were mysteriously leaked to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

[Backstory Here]

On April 20th, 2017, Mary McCord announces her intent to resign from the DOJ National Security Division effective with the confirmation of Deputy AG nominee Rod Rosenstein.

On April 25th, 2017, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is confirmed. Rosenstein now takes over the responsibilities held by Acting DAG Dana Boente; this includes the FBI counterintelligence probe.

On May 9th, 2017, FBI Director James Comey is fired.

On May 10th, 2017, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe opens a criminal ‘obstruction of justice investigation’ of President Trump to parallel/compliment the ongoing counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and administration.

On/Around May 11th, 2017, Mary McCord departs. Dana Boente now becomes the Asst. Attorney General and head of the DOJ National Security Divison. Simultaneously retaining role as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of VA.

On May 16th, 2017, Rosenstein takes Robert Mueller to the White House to meet President Trump. On May 17th, Rosenstein appoints the Robert Mueller special counsel probe. On May 18th, 2017, Scott Schools authorizes Robert Mueller:

And we’re off to the Trump-Russia-Collusion-Obstruction races…

With hindsight it is now clear the various players inside Main Justice and the FBI had a vested interest in maintaining the assault against Trump. By now everyone can see the bigger goal was against the office of POTUS. [“obstruction” etc.] All of the personnel moves should be reviewed with hindsight of the larger anti-Trump objective in mind.

Against the known fraud that was the Trump-Russia Collusion-Conspiracy narrative, there are no visible people who didn’t participate in one form or another.

Dana Boente was head of DOJ-NSD from May 11th, 2017 through end of October 2017 when he officially announced his intent to retire. However, the timeline gets cloudy here because Boente said he was staying on until an official replacement was announced. There’s no indication of when he actually left the DOJ-NSD or the EDVA role.

On January 23rd, 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wray announces Boente has shifted over to the FBI to be Chief Legal Counsel (replacing James Baker). As Mueller is using 19 lawyers, and 40 FBI investigators, Boente now becomes a legal adviser to Christopher Wray while the Mueller probe is ongoing.

As we discovered, Mueller’s lead FBI agent for the corrupt Russia collusion-conspiracy investigation, was David W. Archey. Agent Archey was selected by Robert Mueller when FBI Agent Peter Strzok was removed. The Mueller probe took over the counterintelligence investigation in May 2017, a few months later Special Agent Peter Strzok was removed (July) and David W. Archey was brought in:

As David Archey arrives in August 2017, Mueller is getting the new scope memo from Rod Rosenstein. There’s little doubt the entire FBI group would have known the Trump-Russia collusion-conspiracy narrative was false. So Archey status as lead agent has to be considered *corrupt/sketchy*; FBI activity was likely focused on the obstruction angle.

Interestingly at the conclusion of the Mueller investigation Archey was promoted by Christopher Wray to head of the Richmond, Virginia FBI field office (March 4, 2019). This field office overlaps with another FBI/DOJ filing from the EDVA.

The April 11, 2019, released Julian Assange indictment stems from the EDVA. From the indictment we discover it was under seal since March 6, 2018:

(Link to pdf)

However, on Tuesday April 15, 2019, more investigative material was released. Again, note the dates: Grand Jury, *December of 2017* This means FBI investigation prior to….

The investigation took place prior to December 2017, it is coming from the EDVA where Dana Boente was still, presumably, U.S. Attorney. The grand jury indictment was sealed from March of 2018 until April of 2019.

Why the delay? Here’s where it gets interesting….

This FBI submission to the Grand Jury in December of 2017 was four months after congressman Dana Rohrabacher talked to Assange in August of 2017: “Assange told a U.S. congressman … he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents … did not come from Russia.”

(August 2017, The Hill Via John Solomon) Julian Assange told a U.S. congressman on Tuesday he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents he published during last year’s election did not come from Russia and promised additional helpful information about the leaks in the near future.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who is friendly to Russia and chairs an important House subcommittee on Eurasia policy, became the first American congressman to meet with Assange during a three-hour private gathering at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for years.

Rohrabacher recounted his conversation with Assange to The Hill.

“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC [Democratic National Committee] emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher said, “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”

Pressed for more detail on the source of the documents, Rohrabacher said he had information to share privately with President Trump. (read more)

It would appear the FBI took keen interest after this August 2017 meeting and gathered specific evidence for a grand jury by December 2017. Then the DOJ sat on the indictment (sealed in March 2018) while the Mueller probe was ongoing; until April 11th, 2019, when a coordinated effort between the U.K. and U.S. was launched. Assange was arrested, and the indictment was unsealed (link).

To me, as a person who has researched this three year fiasco; including the ridiculously false 2016 Russian hacking/interference narrative: “17 intelligence agencies”, JAR report (needed for Obama in December ’16), and political ICA (January ’17); this looks like a Deep State move to control Julian Assange because the Mueller report is dependent on Russia cybercrimes…. AND that narrative is contingent on the Russia DNC hack story:

(Bloomberg) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report describes Russian cybercrimes during the 2016 election.

The report, which is expected to be released soon, will clear up questions about the Russian campaign to interfere in the election President Donald Trump won, Rosenstein said in a speech given to a private group at the Metropolitan Club of Washington, according to three people in attendance. (more)

The Weissmann/Mueller/Rosenstein report contains claims that Russia hacked the DNC servers as the central element to the Russia interference narrative in the U.S. election. This claim is directly disputed by WikiLeaks and Assange, as outlined during the Dana Rohrabacher interview. There’s the FBI motive to shut Assange down.

The DNC hack claim is contingent upon analysis by Crowdstrike computer forensics who were paid by the DNC to look into the issue. The FBI was never allowed to review the servers independently, and now we know the FBI never even looked at a full forensics report from Crowdstrike. Almost all independent research into this DNC hack claim also challenges the claims of a Russia hack of the DNC servers.

Dana Boente was part of the group who advised Sessions to recuse. Boente later authorized the second renewal of the Title-one surveillance warrant and worked with James Comey. Boente then leaked his Comey notes to the media, essentially to support Comey’s narrative about Trump; and participated from within the FBI as legal counsel to Chris Wray who told everyone in July 2018 there was no political bias in the FBI… but hey, everyone is going to bias training….. and pay no attention to the 40 FBI agents who were investigating an invisible Trump Russia-Collusion-Conspiracy for two years.

Seriously?

There are no “good guys” in this. There are no “white hats” here. Certainly not Mueller, Rosenstein, Wray, Bowditch or Boente. Instead, this is a matrix of broad interests positioned only to benefit and sustain the status quo of the administrative state; and protect the larger corrupt DC community from the Trump disruption.

In the end it all comes back to the same series of questions. Who was recommending to President Trump that he retain and promote DOJ and FBI officials who were part of the anti-Trump Russia collusion-conspiracy program?

People who knew the DC system and were vulnerable to DC peer influence. People who would take counsel and advice on who was needed and where. People in positions of influence with President Trump. People who could intentionally, or unwittingly, steer these placements from a position of advisement close to the President.

Appointing Rod Rosenstein as DAG was one of those key placements.

Appointing DC U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu was another.

From Rosenstein we got: Mueller, Chris Wray, David Bowditch and Dana Boente.

Meanwhile Jessie Liu quashed cases against: Awan bros, James Wolfe, Greg Craig and Andrew McCabe.

The Russia Conspiracy Collusion is built on a foundation of purposeful lies. The DC network within the FBI and DOJ are at risk if those lies are exposed.

One of the cornerstone lies is that the Russians hacked the DNC servers…. that entirely false claim was manufactured in the heart of the December 2016 Joint Analysis Report and January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment. The central claim is based on a secret evaluation by political operatives, and pushed by an intelligence apparatus that needs the Russian Conspiracy to hide their schemes.

Underneath all that FUBAR is where U.S. Attorney John Durham is looking.

And let’s not forget this little gem from July 2018, long, long after Chris Wray knew that he was leading an institution that was part of a corrupt take-down of a U.S. President.  This is the document that starts the trail that has led to Boente’s removal:

There was nothing within that 2018 letter to the FISA court that was either “factual” or “accurate”; instead it was a complete fraud…. A fraud that was so structurally brazen in its intent to falsify information to the court, that the court literally banned any participants  from the FBI from providing any further material to the court.

Further, the FISC ordered the FBI to go back through: (1) the entire evidence file gained from the Carter Page FISA application and begin sequestration effort; and (2) later demanding the names of dozens of targets from other FBI attestations to similarly fraudulent FISA applications identified by the inspector general.

At the heart of the matter, in the real activity that took place, there was a multi-branch seditious effort to remove President Donald J Trump.  Within that effort was a necessary group of embeds specifically assigned to conceal the activity.  Dana Boente was one of those embeds.

Dana Boente has now been removed.

Last point – this would not be happening right now if Durham was not coming toward the end of his investigation.  Generally speaking, DC provides identified corruptocrats with an opportunity for a graceful exit before the evidence against them surfaces publicly.

 

 

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650 Responses to BOOM – Dana Boente Removed! – FBI Chief Legal Counsel Forced to Resign…

  1. Robert Smith says:

    From the enemy camp.

    Liked by 2 people

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Does he get retirement pay?
      Is there a stipulation he “ not” go to work for the MSM?
      Does he keep his Top Secret Security Clearance?…….

      “Hey……they are getting close……..Think I’ll resign and work for more money”

      Resign……Pffft………How about some jail time……

      Next……

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  2. KMD says:

    Bye, Felicia…

    Liked by 16 people

  3. terry says:

    You get the feeling Durham is coming soon with indictments. Get your 🍿 ready.

    Liked by 29 people

  4. emeraldcoaster says:

    “…the decision to dismiss Boente said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray.“ Now why is that not a surprise? Hope Durham got all he could from the dirtbag before kicking his carcass to the curb.

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  5. Jase says:

    I was hoping Wrong-way Wray would have got all huffy puffy and told Barr: ‘If Dana goes, I go’, but no such luck, I guess.
    It’s only a matter of time for Wray: it is a binary choice with him; he’s corrupt or he’s a gullible moron.

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  6. tb032004 says:

    Is this unraveled and people punished?

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  7. Curt says:

    Good Riddance! about time….

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  8. chojun says:

    Boente was one of the last remaining tenured officials who were at the senior levels of the DOJ/FBI who also served in the Obama Administration.

    Boente likely knows a great deal of the Russiagate/Obamagate plot and his ouster signals to me that Durham (and others) are nearing their ultimate target, which I believe is Brennan, with possibly additionally Yates, Comey, McCabe, and Clapper.

    There are now 3 special counsels investigating this. Biggest scandal in US history. An attempt to remove a sitting US president.

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    • hagarthorrible says:

      I have been reading this stuff for a couple of years…where are the ‘handcuffs’? or even more fitting, where are the ‘nooses’? if nothing comes of this, we need to learn the lessons that the Bolsheviks are teaching us right now, TAKE TO THE STREETS AND DISPENSE JUSTICE OURSELVES!

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Three special counsel’s? Do you mean three US attorney’s?

      John Durham / Nora Dannehy – SpyGate
      John Bash – unmasking
      Jeff Jensen??

      I believe the trigger was Sidney Powell / General Flynn. The obvious hiding of thousands of pages of exculpatory documents is easy to understand. Attorney Jeff Jensen was key.

      WHO gave Ms. Powell the first new exculpatory documents? Most likely Durham / Barr. AG Barr had to approve of it. Ric Grenell was icing on the cake.

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      • Avi says:

        John Huber- playing with toy trains

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      • chojun says:

        Yes, special counsels.

        They all have been given an investigative scope, are able to convene grand juries, can subpoena and can issue indictments.

        They are not being called as such because for the most part they’re flying under the radar and the media doesn’t want to call attention to what they’re doing.

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      • chojun says:

        Also Jensen is the one looking at the Flynn case.

        Ms. Powell has been suggesting that she got all her info on the Flynn case from the media but I suspect that is not true and that she may have been tipped off by insider(s) who had been aware of FBI malfeasance against Flynn.

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  9. jonhabart says:

    I like it!

    Time to lower the boom.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. billybob says:

    Getting warmer

    Liked by 7 people

  11. Henry says:

    June 30? Whole month to wreak havoc?

    Liked by 7 people

    • theoldgoat says:

      I suspect that his desk is cleared and any powers he had revoked being that he was told to leave. Even if that isn’t the case, I am sure every move he makes is being watched. I just don’t see him being free to do as he pleases to continue playing his games.

      I hope it means the boom is going to be lowered on him, but I am not holding my breath.

      Liked by 7 people

    • doyouseemyvision says:

      And destroy documents.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Rhoda R says:

        Probably doesn’t have access to important documents anymore. BUT…there is no reason why – as a government employee – his emails, his computer activity and his phone contacts can’t be monitored.

        Liked by 1 person

    • billybob says:

      Sullivan on Monday . Are we tired of winning ? Just getting started folks

      Liked by 6 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      I assume that is for pension purposes for official separation date. I don’t think he’s doing any work in the meanwhile.

      Liked by 2 people

    • fabrabbit says:

      Regarding Boente’s date of retirement of June 30, I’d be surprised if he was even expected to show up at the office until the last day to sign papers, etc. I could be wrong but I think he probably left the building.

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      • wcmcgirt says:

        Just a guess but likely using up earned sick leave or personal leave that has been accumulated. Gotta milk the government totally dry!

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  12. Perot Conservative says:

    Time for a margarita tonight… though the upscale Grove area in Los Angeles appears under siege… wait until tonight. Ugly.

    Adam Housely says Wray will be fired, plus another.

    Sundance, has this altered your opinion of AG Bill Barr?

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    • Carrie says:

      I sure hope Ric “the Grenade” Grenell (trademark Seneca the Elder) replaces Wray at the FBI 😁

      Liked by 17 people

      • lawton says:

        Housley said he heard he wouldn’t take it for a variety of reasons.

        Liked by 1 person

        • upstate909 says:

          I think, with the unreliable rhinos in the Senate, the move will be Pompeo to FBI and the “Grenade” to State. Think on it…Pompeo (though not a huge fan) has gathered info from CIA and State: when he moves to FBI, he has the trifecta of info. Q is .do we trust him or not? I want to, but apprehensive after a few flubs in the past.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        Oh sweet Jesus let it be that Ric Grenell becomes the head of the FBI. In your Holy Precious name I pray. Amin. Amen.Glory be to You Heavenly Father. Hvala Gospodu Bogu.

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    • doyouseemyvision says:

      No. I was thinking as I was reading this article: “The Boente departure took long enough.” I mean, this guy was one of the obvious ones! He may have been fired intentionally to scoot him out before the Graham investigation kicks into gear.

      Liked by 6 people

    • TarsTarkas says:

      And SUDDENLY the riots will cease and the Schiff-Nadler tag team of impeachment will by proxy vote start up another impeachment hearing for obstruction of justice.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Joebkonobi says:

      Barr has had full authority to declassify for over a year. Appears he is waiting on the crooks to be exposed by other people as opposed to exposing the people/info himself. Barr could have exposed all of this earlier. Maybe that was his plan all along to protect the AG position. I personally am still conflicted on what color hat Barr wears, maybe it’s gray, we’ll see.

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      • Wethal says:

        By having the information come around from other sources, i.e., Jensen on the Flynn Brady documents, Barr may be trying to keep the Dems from getting any ammo to use against Trump for their “politicized DOJ” claim in the fall.

        Liked by 13 people

        • Perot Conservative says:

          Exactly. Clean hands.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Joebkonobi says:

          Hope so. But he did not appoint Jensen until it was exposed in the public. He could have done it earlier with his declass authority.

          Same with Grennel exposing prosecutors with declass. Why didn’t Barr declass?

          I look back at Sundance’s quote to the effect of Barr’s problem is not what he knows but what the public knows (that’s a paraphrase). Don’t guess it matters at this point it just curious at what took so damn long. I want to trust Barr but he always seems late to the party. Again, maybe he had a long term plan that is playing out. I hope so. Seems to me he makes a lot of promises bit it slow to action. He’s a gray hat to me until I see indictments.

          IMO, Noemyr should have been fired as opposed to taking retirement. He still needs to be prosecuted as aggressively as Flynn. We’ll see what happens.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Barr wants it to come from a process with independent attorneys. If it is just his call people will say it’s political. They call everything he does political so if he wants it to stick he has to be methodical.

        Liked by 8 people

      • starfcker says:

        Really, really, really, really, dark gray.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      When Wray goes, Bowditch must go with him.

      Liked by 6 people

    • GB Bari says:

      My guess is that so far, the nature and timing of Barr’s actions have only further confirmed Sundance’s opinions of him.

      In each instance where the AG has taken seemingly positive actions this year, Sundance has carefully demonstrated that Grenell’s declassification and public release of previously concealed documentary evidence has pushed Barr into taking those actions or else become embarrassingly obvious with trying to ignore what everyone already knows.

      Liked by 8 people

      • ILOT says:

        I dunno GB. It’s a tough call but if this lands on the right side of justice, I won’t be one saying it was “in spite of Barr” unless there are significant developments. AG Barr still needs to operate within the political circles, secondly he needs to operate independent of the admin WHILE protecting the office of the President. This is a tall order and I’m judging Barr what he has said in the past and by what transpires (not so much what HE claims to be doing). He doesn’t need to be left wing media fodder any more than he is currently. I think the FACT remains if he were a “fixer” for the swamp, he could make sure nothing happened….Sessions certainly was effective with that…

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        • GB Bari says:

          Well I did write “So far…” so I can still be easily persuaded to have a more favorable opinion.

          But that will require actions, not speeches.

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      • samwise163 says:

        Exactly – nothing Barr has done has been self-directed. He has only been FORCED

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        • OR so it seems Barr has been forced.
          See what I mean?

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          • GB Bari says:

            So you are suggesting that Barr wanted to wait for the really incriminating evidence to become public before taking punitive actions so he could avoid being called politically biased?

            He already has been and will continue to be denigrated anyway by the DemonRATs and their Media, despite this strategy, if it’s true.

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            • I’m not “suggesting anything”. However, what I have experienced in 30 years of NY politics and 71 years of real life living, sometimes what seems to be apparent in motives or motivation, is not the real basis for the outcome…..If that makes any sense.
              From my viewpoint, AG Barr is walking a tightrope with the lions pacing back and forth underneath waiting for that slight tip.
              Not a position I envy.
              Remember, there is so much we do not know, even with Sundance helping us along daily with exceptional investigative journalism and our own knowledge and experience.
              I don’t believe we will ever know the whole truth of the matter.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        What matters is, forced or unforced, Barr is doing what Trump needs him to do. At any rate even though we are arguing over whether Barr is an ally or not, the Democrats do not like him at all.

        Liked by 6 people

    • fabrabbit says:

      My first thought when heard Boente was leaving was that Wray cannot be far behind.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Zap says:

    So Much Information… it will take me the next two hours to understand every thing you just said…
    Thanks Sundance!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  14. emet says:

    Hundreds of thousands of hours comprising politically-motivated investigation, data base queries, legal research, endless text messages, leaking, falsifying documents, hiding/losing evidence, etc etc. Could nobody take time to look into Antifa and other domestic terrorist groups?

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  15. Linda K. says:

    Donald Trump knows the answer to this question that
    Sundance asks.

    “In the end it all comes back to the same series of questions. Who was recommending to President Trump that he retain and promote DOJ and FBI officials who were part of the anti-Trump Russia collusion-conspiracy program?”

    Liked by 24 people

    • dwpender says:

      Chris Christie?

      Liked by 3 people

      • owtolunch says:

        You got it….. the obama hugger… sandy money grabber …. first to yell and personally attack anyone who asked a pertinent question of him in public…

        a vile human being…

        Liked by 1 person

        • Tall Texan says:

          …whose stuff was never going to play outside of NJ and NY…totally overrated in every other setting, except the buffet…

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      • Linda K. says:

        Jeff Sessions?

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        • French Brinton. says:

          I think Jeff Sessions was just not up for the task he was given. Nice guy, but not a killer in anyway.

          Chris Christie would be the obvious guess, but not convinced on that. To many players he wouldn’t of known. It was someone deep within the uniparty system. I just don’t think Christie fits that bill.

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    • iwasthere says:

      I was told it was a McCain! staffer @ the WH doing this BC he ‘knows DC’.. Can’t confirm whether that is true or not, but it was a big disappointment for the ‘outsider crew’ wanting to come in and help clean up the mess. They were sticking hill rats in all the appointments – you know, people acceptable for ‘confirmation’ by McConnell. Just yet another objective fact, that Trump is of and for the people, and the hill rats – not so much. Trump is learning fast however and the honey badger to get Ratclift play will be a tall of legend someday. IMHO.

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    • Dee says:

      I read eon’s ago it was McStain.

      Liked by 1 person

    • upstate909 says:

      Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell…..

      Liked by 2 people

    • tav144 says:

      Trump himself said Sessions picked Rosenstein, which is also why he has such dislike for Sessions even today. Whether ignorantly duped or willingly complicit, Sessions’ recusal and choosing Rosenstein is how this whole debacle got legs.

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    • azgulch says:

      Sorry guys, but Pence was in charge of selections. Trump really believes in him, so maybe Pence was given bad advice. Don’t really want to rain on his parade, again.

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  16. Bogeyfree says:

    So how soon until Wray is canned and Richard Grenell can Step in as ACTING FBI Director?

    We have to be close, right?

    On another note I wonder if Grenell declassified the Jullian Assange/Seth Rich information he requested May 7 which would blow the DNC Hack fraud out of the water.

    If so this would be the final element of all the pieces promoted under the Russia Collusion BS with ALL of them being proven to be a FRAUD.

    Liked by 14 people

    • grumpyqs says:

      After everything Assange has been through, he surely has a story to tell. Hopefully, they can find time for him before he gets the Arkancide, Vince Foster, Jeff Epstein or Seth Rich treatment.

      Liked by 7 people

      • TarsTarkas says:

        Sorry, I don’t trust any claim Assange makes without independent verification. He’s hated America since he was a teenager. Just another globalist of a different persuasion.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Robert Smith says:

          I simply don’t believe Assange would take on all this hurt to protect a dead guy and Assange’s reputation for not revealing sources. I am skeptical what people suppose is the Seth Rich-Assange connection.

          Liked by 1 person

    • Zabadak says:

      “On another note I wonder if Grenell declassified the Jullian Assange/Seth Rich information he requested May 7 which would blow the DNC Hack fraud out of the water.”

      Then it ALL comes crashing down. That declass hopefully was near or at the top of Ric’s temporary appointment.

      Remember the SATCHEL.

      Great comments, Bogeyfree!

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      • rayvandune says:

        And if there’s one thing Joe Public has been told over and over enough for it to stick, it’s that the Russians hacked the DNC server! Bring that lie crashing down, and the whole mountain of lies could avalanche!!

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      • rayvandune says:

        And if there’s one thing Joe Public has been told over and over enough for it to stick, it’s that the Russians hacked the DNC server! Bring that lie crashing down, and the whole mountain of lies could avalanche!!

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    • bentley1blog says:

      Bogey…almost too good to be true, but hoping anyway.

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  17. nobaddog says:

    If the justice dept reads CTH they can move faster draining the swamp. Maybe they are.

    Liked by 11 people

  18. jeans2nd says:

    Have you read Sundance’s post, Robert? That is the exact same link Sundance provided at the beginning of the post.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Tl Howard says:

    Wow, a lot of info to process. Astounding investigative reporting. Thanks, Sundance.

    Lately, all the revelations concern the FBI and Main Justice.

    Where is Brennan in all this?

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  20. History Teaches says:

    He was a common denominator behind so much of the skullduggery. One of those components that made the coup engine run as smoothly as it did. But piece by piece the engine is being taken apart. We can only hope the trail leads to the Obama manufscturers.

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  21. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    Well Dana my boy don’t let the door hit you in azz.

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  22. Bogeyfree says:

    Good Time for a look back…….

    When looking at AG Barr’s own words as he was talking about “the resistance” during his Nov 15, 2019 Federalist Society speech, it appears to me that Mr. Barr just might be describing a coup without using the word.

    “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.”

    Could we actually be getting close to Seditious Conspiracy Indictments??

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Wouldnt that be grand! This has taken way to long to unravel but the ball of yarn is now all over the place and is not ever going back to its familiar shape.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Jederman says:

      “…they essentially SEE THEMSELVES AS ENGAGED IN A WAR TO CRIPPLE, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, A DULY ELECTED GOVERNMENT.”

      I agree with you. The question is why? Why would so many (presumably) intelligent people, who would otherwise know better, do this? As you say, for 200 yrs the pendulum has swung back and forth (relatively) peacefully until obama came along.

      Most of us believe obama possess animal cunning (in the chicago style) but none of us would follow him out of burning building. He’s a dud. Why did the obama crew (or whoever the crew answers to) think they could get away with this?

      If they’re willing to do this they have more up their sleeve. They won’t stop until they’re stopped. They won’t be stopped by playing defense. Simply allowing corrupt officials (particularly LE officials) to retire is not justice.

      The justice these high level, corrupt officials slopping at the taxpayers trough experience is still much different than what any true blue, loyal American would experience, even for much lessor “offenses.”

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      • Robert Smith says:

        The odds that they be stopped were small. It is amazing that Trump is still in power. Mainly it is due to playing things straight. He does actually want the government to work in normal processes. Plus, he’s the cleanest guy in DC. How many people would have survived this level of scrutiny and manufactured false evidence? I say nobody else.

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        • regitiger says:

          against ALL ODDS, Trump won the election
          against ALL ODDS, Trump was not impeached.
          against ALL ODDS, Trump was a magnificent success during one of the most pervasive criminal conspiracies in US History to hobble his administration at every single turn.

          This was NOT LUCK…this was real people, moving mountains to preserve justice, to thwart the evil works of those that were bent and well resourced to evicerate this American Patriot President. These real people were motivated and inspired because they had moral authority a righteous purpose to serve a power higher than any man can challenge.

          GOD IS WORKING IN THE PRESERVATION OF OUR NATION….showing us how to defeat evil…

          THIS IS A MIRACLE.

          tonight, today and the next, when you pray…pray for these people who are working tirelessly to solve this nightmare…Ask God to continue to inspire them, give them renewed energy…to find joyous ambition to solve these problems…And that prayer MUST include asking GOD what YOU CAN DO IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE TO SHINE.

          God Bless America.

          tons of work left to be done.

          no time to rest….we can rest after our time here on Earth is finished.

          Liked by 6 people

          • Robert Smith says:

            There are patriots out there and we will likely never learn, at least in a verifiable way, who they are who had helped. Trump’s trusted core of warriors do it without regard to their well being.

            God bless America.

            Liked by 6 people

          • MightyMustardSeed says:

            Thank You Regitiger. It Is good to refocus on The Miracle of President Trump.

            It is vital to focus on our purpose.

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      • budklatsch says:

        Saw a play in Salzburg about a lad named Jedermann. Any relation?

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      • budklatsch says:

        Saw a play in Salzburg about a lad named Jedermann. Any relation?

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      • Conservative_302 says:

        I can think of 2 deadly sins: pride and greed.

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      • bentley1blog says:

        jedderdog…absolutely agree with your view. Indeed simply allowing these crooks to “retire” is not sufficient nor serve as justice. What a farce to simply allow them to walk away while leaving tons of carnage behind. They are laughing!

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    • Reserved55 says:

      #resist started in the DNC and Pravda right after Trump won the election. If I remember correctly, Hilldog and crew were the first.

      There are thousands of conspirators at across the country.

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    • ILOT says:

      Bogey;
      Excellent reference and I watched that video of AG Barr. He has made (at least) two major statements that have reassured me of his direction (patriotism). 1. He made it clear on arriving and reviewing the Russia hoax he would focus on policy. Some thought it was weak but I felt he was reinforcing that there are criminal statutes related to DOJ, LEO, FBI agents that break with policy; this position kept it “clean”. I recall many were upset he shied away from pursuing “treason”. However, to your point and by definition: “Sedition is encouraging one’s fellow citizens to rebel against their state, whereas treason is actually betraying one’s country by aiding and abetting another state”.

      #2 was the speech you referenced and he clearly said the office of the President was under assault, and you provide a great supporting quote.

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    • maggie0987 says:

      D’accord Bogey – Barr is ALWAYS a precise word man!

      Liked by 1 person

    • upstate909 says:

      It appears that statute would take out the upper echelons of both political parties, and many elected officials, plus half of the judiciary.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lfhbrave says:

      The plot was activated the night of the election when Obama called Hillary and asked her to concede. It was a mutual understanding between them and as a condition of H’s conceding that Obama and his gang would act..

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  23. Kaco says:

    This is some good news. Barr has to do what’s right.

    Maybe Mueller’s and Barr’s wives won’t be having Bible study together anymore sometime in the near future.

    Liked by 4 people

  24. MTeresa says:

    Isn’t it convenient that all of these riots are happening on the cusp of all of this flood of information coming out? It’s almost like it was all planned (sarc).

    Liked by 20 people

    • Kent says:

      What a riot..sarc…hopefully the first of many…not sarc

      Liked by 1 person

    • California Joe says:

      It is another distraction as SunDance points out the Coronavirus hoax is fizzling out so the Democrats needed a platform and George Floyd is it. As I expected Floyd is a career criminal already convicted of holding a gun in the ribs of a woman during an armed home invasion. The Minneapolis medical examiner reported that Floyd did not die from suffocation or asphyxiation and his death was probably helped along from being heavily drugged and having preexisting heart and artery disease. The officer was using a knee hold down that was taught in the police academy and is frequently used all over the country.

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      • MTeresa says:

        Yes, the CV 19 has served it purpose.

        I don’t doubt that was a technique taught to LE. The angle of the camera doesn’t show everything and not all of the information is out there yet.

        What is bizarre is what happens after the EMTs arrive on the scene. They don’t attempt medical attention at all but load him on a gurney like a side of beef.

        There are a lot of questionable things in this whole episode.

        It’s hard to know if what we’re seeing is real. I just don’t trust ANY of the media.

        Liked by 6 people

        • RobInPA says:

          If they were actual EMT’s they need to be fired and their credentials revoked. What we saw on the popular video was First Responder malpractice to the extreme.

          Liked by 7 people

          • yucki says:

            The way they let his head flop, sickening.

            Liked by 1 person

          • bentley1blog says:

            Robin…what we saw in that video more than likely was all part of the setup and were not actual EMT’s. Conversely my sweet grand-daughter is an EMT in San Diego and there is no way she nor her partners in their “woo-woo’s” would be a part of this popular video. She is dedicated to the max while endangering her own health. Very proud!.

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        • owtolunch says:

          The “EMT”s were wearing bullet proof vests and were armed..

          No first aid or examination of the victim other than a quick check for pulse.. They dragged a backboard from the gurney to the ground and rolled him over on to it an loaded him into the ambulance…. no stethoscope check for heart or breath sounds…

          Most EMT s have leg holsters with their often used equipment – stethoscopes, scissors, tourniquets, tape, gauze packs, etc.readily available… these guys had firearms and extra magazine…duty belts.. and body armor… no bag of equipment was even visible..

          Other pictures of the scene show three police officers holding the victim down…not one… these photos have been conveniently scrubbed from public view. Once they become more prominent again there will be additional charges brought.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Supposed LE experts say that knee move is never taught; they are actually taught to avoid the neck & head; and they have to sign off on specifically avoid the head & neck.

        Even with Floyd being physically compromised, if you push someone over the edge, I believe you’re libel. Like if you knock over an elderly person and they die, its on you.

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    • Jase says:

      Good time to fire Wray, while all the Dems are busy organising the pay cheques for their Antifa buddies. Never let a crisis go to waste.
      Apropos of that, I’m not sure Grennell is best used tied down to the FBI slot.
      Jensen is ex-FBI.
      Grennell for Director of a newly created Election Integrity Bureau.

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  25. dave casper says:

    Sundance, if you know all this, what do Barr, and Durham know then ? I think they should read you, I really do.

    Liked by 4 people

  26. T2020 says:

    And he will collect a pension. Where is the justice? Why isn’t he in prison for obstruction of justice and being part of a coup to take down a duly elected president???

    Liked by 11 people

  27. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    Wray has to be near the end of his tenure with The Donald. The Fact Barr pulled plug instead of Wray doesn’t bode well for Chris.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Wethal says:

      He’ll be gone after the election. Trump doesn’t need another fight over a fired FBI director now, and now that Ratcliffe is in place, McConnell should spend all his confirmation time on confirming young, conservative judges to lifetime appointments to the federal bench.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Perot Conservative says:

        Adam Housley says sooner, plus other FBI changes.

        When your boss fires your direct report, you’re in trouble.

        Big Ugly coming?

        How about another level – AG Bill Barr fire a chunk of the 50 – 100 FBI leakers / bribe takers identified by Michael Horowitz’s report?

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  28. sheepsaybarr says:

    Would have been nice to see at least one arrest at FBI HQ

    Liked by 4 people

  29. AceODale says:

    Talk about a tangled web…

    Sundance, I’m glad you’re on top of this. Just reading it is dizzying.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Anon says:

      This is the first story I have ever needed a SPREAD SHEET to follow. It was the only way I could manage it, with dates inn the left column and people and institutions across the top. One day, I hope there will be a book out that explains it all. But until then, Excel is the only way I can manage it. (sigh)

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  30. theoldgoat says:

    Interesting that this all happens and he is only asked to resign… or is this the preliminary dance step before the real tango starts?

    Liked by 4 people

    • Coast says:

      I’m fine about him resigning as long as he’s hung later.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Wethal says:

      He may have been singing like a canary in front of Durham’s grand jury, and then was allowed to resign instead of being canned because of the information he’d provided.

      Liked by 7 people

    • fabrabbit says:

      Oldgoat: per Sundance above “ Last point – this would not be happening right now if Durham was not coming toward the end of his investigation. Generally speaking, DC provides identified corruptocrats with an opportunity for a graceful exit before the evidence against them surfaces publicly.”

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  31. dwpender says:

    Unfortunately, I suspect that Boente is now negotiating with MSM for a contributorship, and with publishers for “exclusive rights” to his upcoming book.

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  32. Coast says:

    I think we would have to go to the very bottom of the FBI organization to find even a smidgen of honesty. It’s amazing that an agency such as this can even function.

    Liked by 6 people

  33. Mike says:

    Positively brilliant analysis and exposition of the facts. It deserves wide distribution.

    Liked by 8 people

  34. Elizabeth Raynor Short says:

    I think we will be seeing a boat load of the seditious criminals in serious trouble soon. Just hope senior WH officials are included, including hussein along with House and Senate players.

    Liked by 8 people

  35. A lot of people are defining “accountability” down…
    “Well, nobody’s going to be prosecuted, but that’s OK, since they’ve lost their jobs and will suffer financial and reputational(!) damage.”
    a: Not true.
    b: Not enough.

    Liked by 6 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Yes we’ve already been warned that will be the case.

      And that’s the only prediction that I really believe.
      Because it is so very consistent with what has already occurred to date.

      Liked by 1 person

    • yucki says:

      I know, Ventura.
      I’ve got to keep my hopes down.
      – – but a tiny voice inside tells me Brennan is a death penalty on-the-hoof…

      Liked by 1 person

  36. Bogeyfree says:

    If Grenell comes in as Acting FBI Director, how fast do you think he finds the missing 302 and all the other “lost” text messages?

    Is 15 minutes too long?

    Liked by 17 people

  37. timothy says:

    God bless you Sundance; you are writing History.

    Liked by 9 people

    • timothy- you are so right! I am eternally grateful for Divine Inspiration or whatever it was that led me to Sundance’s Tree House just a few short years ago. I must admit that I have become a complete addict and have to check in here several times a day to make sure I don’t miss anything of the ongoing saga.
      Sundance is a great storyteller as well as a fantastic journalist.

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  38. hokkoda says:

    Another retiree cashing in on retirement benefits while signing onto a 6- or 7- figure cushy deal in the “private” government profit center followed by the old “they were held accountable” charade.

    Wray is basically done. He’s out of the decision making at this point. Barr and Trump are just waiting for the opportune moment.

    Last December in an interview, Barr said Durham would reach a watershed moment in late Spring. That timeline seems to be on track.

    One last thing about Boente: his notes about “fire or prosecute” were the first part. The released Flynn transcripts prove the FBI had no predicate to interview Flynn. The Fri retirement connects the two.

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  39. Andy McCarthy:
    “This episode will prove to be a catastrophe for American national security.”

    Sorry, dude, not my problem. Your “thousands of honest, dedicated career professionals” should have thought about that when they stood by and watched their institutions being destroyed by Obama.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/exposing-the-hoax

    Liked by 19 people

    • FreyFelipe says:

      McCarty loves institutions so much maybe he should be committed to one.

      Liked by 3 people

    • mrsqt says:

      Agree and not my problem either.

      Elections have consequences! These bastards knew once Trump was elected eventually they would all hang. Or something like that.

      Right, Hill?

      Looks like that is becoming more and more a reality!

      Liked by 2 people

    • bruzedorange says:

      “This episode will prove to be a catastrophe for American national security.”
      Those are dreadful words to hear two years into Cold War II, especially now that the PLA is no longer hiding behind Xi’s panda mask.

      Liked by 1 person

    • starfcker says:

      That’s a never Trumper McCarthy’s plea to allow all his boyfriends in the never Trumper movement to retire in peace. McCarthy is another two-faced POS. Don’t EVER forget any of those people on the cover of National Review 3 years ago. They are scum, they are undercover resistance, and we need to banish them from the national conversation, or at least our side of it.

      Liked by 7 people

      • maggie0987 says:

        YESYESYES!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • GB Bari says:

        I haven’t forgotten, but we should consider the possibility that McCarthy and many in that mag were not the brightest bulbs in the subject of deep state subversion of the constitution and its assignment of power to mostly elected politicians.

        They no longer have any excuses, however. McCarthy appears to be “woke.”
        Regardless of his or his cronies’ dislike of President Trump, they cannot take the wrong side and maintain much respect from their readers now that the facts are out in the sunlight for all to see.

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    • owtolunch says:

      Folks … it is not limited to the National Security realm…

      the National Laboratories were decimated of any experienced talented management — they were replaced with political has-beens and ideologues… Many were previous employees that took years to get rid of due to their incompetence…

      The same happened to most federal agencies – senior management was moved out and replaced by political hacks with singular focus.

      Climate Change and Renewable Energy… almost nothing else was funded.. A complete change of priority…

      National security was placed in the same basket as religious freedoms for Christians.

      Run the fighter jet squadron on reclaimed french fry oil? What kind of fffing idiot comes up with that as an idea…

      Not an intelligent experience leader.

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  40. regitiger says:

    “Remember, all the corrupt FBI players on Mueller’s team reported to Boente, including David Archey.”

    I agree…the evidence of his continued fraud is exceptionally demonstrated.

    just one question:

    why hasn’t AG Barr referred criminal charges to BOYentah.??

    So, you have a person here at the HIGHEST PINNACLES of this criminal conspiracy.

    and he is “fired”…no, not fired…full retirements benefits. Let’s not kid ourselves here.

    this IS NOT Justice.

    this is just doing the least
    this is doing the minimum

    this is actually INTENTIONALLY SPARING SOMEONE FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

    see a pattern here folks?

    has AG Barr written all over it.

    do NOT look away.

    this is going to happen again, and again…and again.

    not one single indictment…not one single arrest..

    almost 2 years AFTER KNOWING WITH EVIDENCE THESE PEOPLE COMMITTED CRIMES.

    not impressed.

    not
    one
    bit

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  41. Anon says:

    If anyone wants to take a DEEP DIVE into how sketchy the FBI’s claim was that Russia hacked the DNC servers, I recommend this video. These guys actually presented a forensic computer hacking report to Mike Pompeo (then CIA director) and directly to President Trump. So they were / are right at the center of things. Both Binney and McGovern were former CIA Intel Analysts and PDB briefers…

    CNLive! RUSSIAGATE: WHO IS GUCCIFER 2.0? – Binney & McGovern

    Very worthwhile… IMHO

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    • regitiger says:

      yes, there is a assessment critique in letter form that goes through a litany of errors and ridiculous claims that several very prominent cyber and security SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHERS put together in objection to the JAR (Russia hack into DNC server).

      I’ll locate it and post it later this evening…there are some controversies worth noting with the paper they present, but don’t get lost in some minor flaws of the paper they put together…the bigger takeaway, is that they SHOW WITH SOLID FORENSIC RESEARCH that the JAR analysis was at a minimum not reliable to determine ANY attribution. And at the worst, the implication is that this JAR report was a fraud to continue a narrative that favored a end game that resulted in creating the Russia is coming fiction, and also to continue to imperil Assange and Wikileaks…the gold standard that humiliated several thousands of people who were hiding very damning conduct and agendas away from citizens…as well the press that realized they could not become irrelevant in the age of wiki-leaks…

      I’ll find the letter report and post it later this evening.

      i

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      • regitiger says:

        okay, here it is:

        https://consortiumnews.com/2017/07/24/intel-vets-challenge-russia-hack-evidence/

        key except:

        “The recent forensic studies fill in a critical gap. Why the FBI neglected to perform any independent forensics on the original “Guccifer 2.0” material remains a mystery – as does the lack of any sign that the “hand-picked analysts” from the FBI, CIA, and NSA, who wrote the “Intelligence Community Assessment” dated January 6, 2017, gave any attention to forensics.”

        for a bit of background, you can read the first media “impression/opinion” about the information that Binney and company raised about the credibility of the JAR. Notice that Binney met with Pompeo…the SAME POMPEO that has continued to repeat this Russia is coming nonsense and continues to have confidence in the JAR report even after meeting with Binney and being informed of the inconsistencies a lack of attribution that is directly stated in the report!!!. The SAME Pompeo that has repeatedly denounced and targeted Assange as some kind of Russian tool and fiend.

        https://theintercept.com/2017/11/07/dnc-hack-trump-cia-director-william-binney-nsa/

        and for a refresh on the content of the JAR…you can read the declass version here:

        Click to access ICA_2017_01.pdf

        note: remember that Pompeo was CIA Director at the time of this meet with Binney!!

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        • yucki says:

          The Intercept is owned by eBay founder, Iranian billionaire Pierre Omidyar.
          A far-left, vicious antisemite who funded the Center on Technology and Society.
          http://www.danielgreenfield.org/2019/02/the-adl-took-money-from-one-of-biggest.html

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          • yucki says:

            Pierre Omidyar: A Dangerous Billionaire-Backer Of The “Resistance”

            One of the most disturbing trends in the era of Trump has been the flock of billionaires that have come rushing into the Democratic Party to pose as leaders of an opposition movement to the “fascist” predations of the real estate mogul. These billionaires, which include capitalists such as George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, and Tom Steyer are the architects of a “Big Tent”…

            The “Big Tent” strategy is called the “Resistance.” One of the chief billionaire-backers of the “Resistance” is Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar is the founder of the eBay corporation. His surplus profits have been used over the years to exert “soft power” influence over the U.S. state. Omidyar has given hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of cash to Democratic Party candidates since 1999.

            https://iranian.com/2018/11/28/pierre-omidyar-a-dangerous-billionaire-backer-of-the-resistance/

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          • regitiger says:

            perfectly aware of Pierre….and I agree ..his politics are adversarial to US values and interests…

            but often the enemy makes unforced errors.

            you will NOTICE THAT THE POINT OF THE ARTICLE TO INSTALL DOUBTS ABOUT BINNEY>>>AND ALSO DOUBTS ABOUT THE JAR…AND ALSO DOUBTS ABOUT ASSANGE….!

            did you read the piece?

            would you like me to post 13 other sources that SHOW and PROVE (even Pompeo’s official office statement) that he met with Binney ?

            would you like me to post the over 30 times that Pompeo leveled espionage charges to assange ?

            would you like me to post the over 13 times that Pompeo declared the JAR had attributed the “hack” to the russian narrative? even THOUGH THE JAR does not state this was proven at all?

            remember RADM Rogers/NSA..out of the 4 IC agencies called it unproven with a moderate (meaning 50/50) attribution…and you know why? because NSA KNOWS how to defeat all manner of attribution and the opsec is well KNOWN to about 11 different nation states! It might as well have stated moderate confidence that the UK DID IT..OR the USA!!! the CIA and FBI were calling it HIGH confidence..and yet never one single time provided the forensic analysis in the report to show how they arrived at that conclusion.

            the point of the Binney report is not speculative..and at least the article authors were legitimate to indicate this conflict.

            When has the IC ever relied on such an unproven startup security firm contracted by the DNC to provide the assessment….? You’ll never see that before this case.?

            look I get it…intercept is rough and trade, all about carrying water for the opposition…

            but it’s the first open source reporting, and in fact they lay out a pretty strong case showing multiple inconsistencies that even today have never been reconciled.

            and we also know from many many other direct and reliable corroborated sources, and with video to prove it that Pompeo was and continues to be married to a narrative that is not only highly speculative in nature, but actually PROVIDED SPACE for the corrupt IC and the ubummer left overs withing the IC, up to and including the FBI corruptors to continue to defraud their oath…and to manufacture BS..and to attempt a coup on the basis on a false flag operation.

            It’s all tied together.

            as a CIA Director, who WOULD KNOW ABOUT THESE INCONSISTENCIES AT THE VERY EARLIEST MOMENT, POMPEO SHOWED HIS COLORS.

            and take notice. HE HAS NOT CHANGED THOSE COLORS…not one single retraction or even a slight adjustment in his public official view about russia is coming.

            this guy is as dangerous to this country as any.

            I know this isn’t nice or politically correct….But I have a nose for corrupt people…FAT LARD ASSES tend to be some of the most corrupt people on the planet. It’s the sloth and gluttony factor.

            Do not trust this Pompeo..he proven to be a damned idiot or a liar…not sure if I can make the distinction..probably both.

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        • Anon says:

          regitiger

          Thanks for your links!

          Both Devin Nunes & Trey Gowdy say they were completely blindsided by the JAR. As Nunes had been briefed the month before that nothing really was going on with Russia, just the normal stuff. Check this out:

          TREY GOWDY PODCAST Devin Nunes: The Origins of The Russia Probe (start @ 7:45)

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

          The JAR came out of nowhere, essentially…

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      • regitiger says:

        and more about Pompeo…just so that we are clear who he really is.

        https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/13/523849965/cia-director-pompeo-denounces-wikileaks-as-hostile-intelligence-service

        “”Assange is a narcissist who has created nothing of value,” Pompeo said. “He relies on the dirty work of other to make himself famous. He is a fraud — a coward hiding behind a screen.

        “And in Kansas, we know something about false Wizards,” said the former Kansas congressman in his first public remarks as CIA director.

        Pompeo accused “Assange and his ilk” of making common cause with dictators as “they try unsuccessfully to cloak themselves and their actions in the language of liberty and privacy.”

        NOW YOU KNOW. and for those that already do, a reminder.

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        • yucki says:

          NPR continues to dwell within the echo-chamber created by 0’s running-dog, Ben Rhodes.
          It was devised to sell the Iran Deal to the “Blob”: the Beltway think-tanks and media scribes who parrot the Iranian regime’s talking points.

          Think Valerie Jarrett and you’ve got the reason behind their loathing for Mike Pompeo. Whatever your opinion of Pompeo, you know he is resolutely opposed to the Ayatollahs of Iran. They mean it when they say, “Death to America”. And yet that doesn’t bother NPR.

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  42. Ackman419 says:

    Solid move. I wish it had happened a loooong time ago.
    Now prosecute the traitors, Barr/Durham.
    No accountability is one of the reasons sheet is burning right now.
    If the idea is not to inflame things, it’s too late.
    RICO the Obammy traitors.

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  43. Drogers says:

    I’m behind AG Barr for the duration and I also know the site is running against that particular notion at about 25% / 75% ratio.

    Hopefully Mr. Durham will start issuing indictments before the presidential campaign put a temporary hold on his public efforts.

    I believe there is a reckoning coming and I believe it will be before the election.

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  44. frances says:

    So retired, full benefits, security clearances intact? Of course, now on to a well paying gig at CNN. Does any Dem operative ever go to jail in DC, ever???

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  45. evergreen says:

    With the information which has come to public light, cannot the civil trials commence? There are numerous people who suffered some deliberately, others incidentally, by the premeditated acts that these players made to pursue a known LIE.

    With those civil trials should come discovery, which when the focus and pressure is on an intermediate or lower level federal employee (perhaps an FBI agent or five), the finger pointing ensues, and the corroboration of admissible evidence constructs a criminal-caliber chain of evidence for use on the executive level players in criminal, RICO, and sedition prosecutions.

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  46. From the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” department:

    “FBI Director Christopher Wray sent an email to employees Friday night saying people’s trust in law enforcement is eroded when officers fail to protect and serve everybody. ”

    LOL

    No sh*t, Sherlock.

    When are you getting around to protecting Americans from the Coup Plotters?

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    • Jase says:

      What he meant was ‘FBI guys like Dana can get fired when we don’t protect and serve each other, so whoever has been squealing to Durham? Cut it out.’

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    • owtolunch says:

      Only problem – Our Supreme Court says repeatedly that there is no duty to protect citizens by law enforcement….

      The “Protect and Serve” is only a motto… it has no meaning in law..

      Sorry folks… That is our reality.

      You must protect yourself!

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      • Well, I was speaking figuratively when I used the word “protect”

        I’m well aware of the fact that “When seconds matter, the police are just minutes away” and that they have no responsibility to protect. Hence, my exercise of my 2A rights, and my concealed carry permit (which I strongly resent the statutory requirement for)

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  47. Tiffthis says:

    Can he be tried for breaking some laws or something?

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  48. Chewbarkah says:

    Which swamp entities will scream bloody murder over the ouster of this fine public servant, and what false narrative will they spin? Because we know they will.

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  49. Legion of One says:

    Trump continues to clean out the deep state Augean stables.

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  50. Mark says:

    Well, we are in to June now…I’ll be very curious to know what in the hell Durham has been doing that is taking this long. Brennan a few weeks ago said no one had even spoken to him yet. Barr refused to have the unmasking looked at until the issue was shoved in his face via Grenell release of names. There is no excuse for Barr just hiring a US attorney to look into that now…also noted that they are calling it a review or something…not a criminal investigation.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      What would be the point of interviewing Brennan? Nothing he said would be credible.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Wethal says:

      Durham may be working his way up the organizational ladder, squeezing every underling for information, and then moving on the the higher ups. Once he gets to the coup plotters, he’ll have a good idea of who did what (and what evidence there is to prove this). He may not need to talk to Brennan because a) Brennan would take the Fifth; or 2) the questions would tip off Brennan as to how much Durham has discovered.

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    • tav144 says:

      A prosecutor is not generally going to interview a defendant….unless it’s done for purposes of cover to pretend to investigate and then exonerate with “move along, nothing to see here” (A-la Hillary). Prosecutors build their case and present to a grand jury. Most of the time the defendant has no idea until an indictment is unsealed and they’re arrested.

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