It’s Worse Than We Thought – DNI Ratcliffe Declassifies “Annex A” The Supportive Documents For 2017 Intel Community Assessment…

DNI John Ratcliffe has declassified the Appendix to the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA). [Source Document Here] The appendix known as “Annex A” was the material the FBI and CIA did not include in the body of the ICA; however, it was used to brief congress.  [NOTE: the document quality/clarity is very poor as released]

There was always suspicion that “Annex A” was the ridiculous claims by FBI source Christopher Steele; those suspicions are confirmed today.  The ICA was written in late December ’16 & early January 2017, and the purpose was to politicize intelligence by making outlandish claims of the Trump-Russia conspiracy the official position of the U.S intelligence apparatus (CIA, FBI, DOJ and NSA).

[Link to Original pdf]

The “Annex A” supporting the narrative was made out of claims by Christopher Steele. The two-page document is stunningly obtuse by design; and despite the FBI knowing the purpose of Christopher Steele, the Annex pretends not to know his agenda.

By keeping the ridiculous Steele claims in the annex the FBI was able to use the claims and yet afford themselves plausible deniability under the pretense of non-verification.  When James Comey briefed President Trump about the claims he pretended not to know the political intents of the information; and worse still, he covered-up that Clinton’s campaign had paid for the information.  A stunningly political move based on deception.

In many ways the refusal of the FBI, CIA and DOJ to admit their knowledge of the material from Chris Steele is the biggest example of how those same agencies were playing politics.   None of the Steele claims were based on actual evidence; everything was hearsay, gossip, innuendo and entirely made-up.  The agencies knew this and yet they pretended not to know the motives for the fraudulent intelligence.

As bad as it was to not clearly disclose to FISA court the Steele Dossier had been paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign, it was far worse to not disclose this to President-elect (and outgoing President) in the intelligence community assessment.

Deceptive and fraudulent official intelligence documents, purposefully designed to achieve a political agenda, outline a level of serious misconduct even beyond the fabricated claims within the Carter Page FISA application.

The release of this “Annex A” document shows something beyond the willfully blind intentions of James Comey and John Brennan, and speaks to an intentional effort to fabricate claims against the incoming administration on the weakest of possible grounds.

Our research previously outlined how the December 29th, 2016, Joint Analysis Report (JAR) on Russia Cyber Activity was a quickly compiled bunch of nonsense about Russian hacking.

The JAR was followed a week later by the January 7th, 2017, Intelligence Community Assessment. The ICA took the ridiculous construct of the JAR and then overlaid a political narrative that Russia was trying to help Donald Trump.

The ICA was the brain-trust of John Brennan, James Clapper and James Comey. While the majority of content was from the CIA, some of the content within the ICA was written by FBI Agent Peter Strzok who held a unique “insurance policy” interest in how the report could be utilized in 2017. NSA Director Mike Rogers would not sign up to the “high confidence” claims, likely because he saw through the political motives of the report.

(JUNE 2019 – New York Times) […] Mr. Barr wants to know more about the C.I.A. sources who helped inform its understanding of the details of the Russian interference campaign, an official has said. He also wants to better understand the intelligence that flowed from the C.I.A. to the F.B.I. in the summer of 2016.

During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the intelligence community released a declassified assessment that concluded that Mr. Putin ordered an influence campaign that “aspired to help” Mr. Trump’s electoral chances by damaging Mrs. Clinton’s. The C.I.A. and the F.B.I. reported they had high confidence in the conclusion. The National Security Agency, which conducts electronic surveillance, had a moderate degree of confidence. (read more)

Questioning the construct of the ICA is a smart direction to take for a review or investigation. By looking at the intelligence community work-product, it’s likely USAO John Durham will cut through a lot of the chatter and get to the heart of the intelligence motives.

Apparently John Durham is looking into just this aspect: Was the ICA document a politically engineered report stemming from within a corrupt intelligence network?

The importance of that question is rather large. All of the downstream claims about Russian activity, including the Russian indictments promoted by DAG Rod Rosenstein and the Mueller team, are centered around origination claims of illicit Russian activity outlined in the ICA.

If the ICA is a false political document…. then guess what?

Yep, the entire narrative from the JAR and ICA is part of a big fraud. [Which it is]

Information available as of 29 December 2016 was used in the preparation of this product.

Scope: This report includes an analytic assessment drafted and coordinated among The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA), which draws on intelligence information collected and disseminated by those three agencies. It covers the motivation and scope of Moscow’s intentions regarding US elections and Moscow’s use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence US public opinion. The assessment focuses on activities aimed at the 2016 US presidential election and draws on our understanding of previous Russian influence operations. When we use the term “we” it refers to an assessment by all three agencies.

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394 Responses to It’s Worse Than We Thought – DNI Ratcliffe Declassifies “Annex A” The Supportive Documents For 2017 Intel Community Assessment…

  1. And through it all, DNI and former Senator Dan Coats remained as silent as the grave. So long as he was in charge, Congress wasn’t going to get anything they requested. Was he a white hat, or a black hat. Was he part of the problem, or was his job to keep a lid on things until the time was ripe, like NOW?

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    • biff0101 says:

      Coates was and is a black hat just like Wray and Rosenstein. Their job was and is to delay justice until the November election!

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      • I am so glad to see people calling out the Pence recommended snake Dan Coats! He was a true black hat and a bad bad dude!

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        …delay justice until never. FIFY.

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        • Hoop says:

          Durham in on this…. he has prosecuted FBI Agents before. He is not from the Beltway.

          He began in May of 2019.

          He is running this investigation out of Connecticut – NOT INSIDE THE BELTWAY!!!

          It has been a FULL Criminal Investigation the entire time. He is ‘not’ writing yet another ‘report’… he will either prosecute – or note that not enough evidence was available to prosecute in court, and just walk away.

          Just 2 months ago he brought on MORE FBI agents and also brought on Anthony Scarpelli – who is a specialist at RICO Prosecutions.

          Durham is not walking away – he is ramping up!!

          Whispers within DOJ are that about 20 SEALED INDICTMENTS EXIST – with at least some 80 significant charges like ‘Conspiracy to Overthrow the Government’ and ‘Lying to Congress.’ It lists everyone from Comey to Clapper to Brennan to Loretta Lynch and all those below them.

          The end result of charges and those charged will likely be different, but to make ALL these charges vanish – I don’t see how that happens.

          The Day, is coming, – and maybe before the end of July.

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          • destin326 says:

            I wish. Not yet encouraged. Fingers crossed, praying fervently for justice.

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          • guest4ever says:

            Hoop—-I hope and pray that you’re right!!!!

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          • B Woodward says:

            Hoop says, “… to make all these charges vanish–I don’t see how that happens.”

            Indictments are long overdue. Unfortunately I see the charges vanishing. With federal judges like Sullivan (Flynn case) and Amy Berman Jackson (Manafort and Roger Stone cases) it could easily happen. And if the trials are conducted in Washington DC, good luck finding an impartial jury with integrity. President Trump only received 4% of the vote while crooked Hillary received 91% of the vote. So the best we can hope for is that Durham can get some federal judges who are not owned by the deep state and a venue that is not owned by the crooked democrats.

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    • samwise163 says:

      Coats was black hat. All of DC were black hats. It’s the swamp.

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      • Hoop says:

        NSA Director Mike Rogers is the White Hat Hero here…..

        He may have saved the entire Nation by what he exposed in the FISA Abuses – that were occurring for about a decade under Obama’s Administration.

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    • samwise163 says:

      Coats was black hat. All of DC were black hats. It’s the swamp.

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    • California Joe says:

      Dan Coates betrayed his country, his President and his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States!

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      • starfcker says:

        And this war is not over. I drove by a local Budweiser Distribution Center today they had a banner out front. “It’s not black versus white it’s everyone versus racists.” So there it is in black and white. If you’re not with the coup, you’re a racist. That’s the attack corporate America plans to take into the election. Corporate America is funding everything that’s happening right now. It’s All or nothing. And we’re helpless without a Department of Justice.

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        • Sammy135 says:

          Don’t get your argument President Trump is not racist, neither are people who vote for him, they do not view people by their skin color, which I can’t say for Biden and his supporters.

          Why would the banner bother you, as it pertains to the President, talk about stretching and trolling.

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        • David M Kitting says:

          Star,
          I don’t see a thing wrong with Budweiser calling out the (D) party of slavery, death, racism, hatred, deception and destruction. The Country wants to move forward and they are hellbent on dragging it backwards.
          FYI: The Federal Government/Reserve is funding every penny of this chaos through state/business bailouts under the false pretext of ’emergency’ status. Of course, all charged to The People’s account[-$26T].
          Reading comprehension has to include/consider that which is not written as well as that which is. People make this mistake/assumption with the Bible all the time.
          Cutting off the head of the snake(D) will kill the body. If you notice, this in no way endorses the tail(R) of the snake. Congress is supposed to represent The People, not party. Politics only serves politicians/Government instead of The People by whom they are duty bound to serve and were chosen to represent.

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          • aumechanic says:

            U seriously believe budweiser is calling out the dimms, they’re calling out anybody that don’t tow the BLM line.

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            • David M Kitting says:

              I didn’t see mention of blm in Stars comment either. As an example, I simply opined in kind using an opposite rationale concerning what the ‘banner’ supposedly meant. Then, if you read the rest of my reply, you might have better comprehended my comment. I have 7th grade English skills, so bear with me.

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      • suejeanne1 says:

        Dan Coates and so many others that let our President down –

        but let us not forget the person who let down the entire United States of America, as President – Barack H. Obama did NOT apparently respect the process of the transfer of power, he was hanging onto it with his bony fingers – clinging with his bony fingers –

        and as a white American woman, would it be considered cultural appropriation if I borrow a most excellent phrase which I think describes the former President?

        A jive turkey

        Obama was apparently angrier than we realized when he was thinking he was doing a great job in ridiculing the candidacy and the platform of Donald J. Trump . . . snarling, Obama referred to the Twitter handle, “realDonaldTrump” with supreme arrogance.

        “So, what are you going to do to bring back all those jobs – do you have a magic wand? Because those jobs are gone.”

        It occurs to me – does Obama think he really got the last word on Trump about all those jobs – because they DID come back, yes, Trump brought them back –

        but now many of those jobs are gone again, thanks to the Unlucky-Horseshoe-Bat-Virus-from-Wuhan-Lab – and now all the other jobs wiped out with the communities devastated by Antifa anarchy and atrocious lassitude by Democratic governors and mayors across the country.

        I think Barack Obama is diddling around thinking about magic wands and he is so FAR behind the curve of the knowledge of miracles and hard work – he doesn’t get the idea of really concerted effort of everyone pulling TOGETHER,

        rebuilding the country and rebuilding our domestic tranquility . . .

        miracles, he doesn’t get . . .

        holding up the Bible in humbly putting everything before dear God –

        to kneel to no man but to be humble before Almighty God – this is the way ahead.

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        • margarite1 says:

          I think down deep he is pissed off at a lot. Who was his father? For a while he was a black kid in Indonesia – which apparently was pretty uncomfortable. His mother HATED the USA and wasn’t quiet about it. I bet she didn’t like him so much either. Where did his phrase “punished with a child” come from anyway? And then she shipped him off to her parents where he had yet another strange situation – raised by white grandparents. Did he really know who he was? He learned to be sneaky. I’m guessing he is insanely jealous of Donald Trump who always knew exactly who he was.

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          • Friskycat says:

            I always wondered why Obama was so happy at Trumps inauguration. Now I know, he was sabotaging Trumps presidency! I hope karma catches up with this guy!

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          • Realist says:

            In Indonesia ALL of Bath House Barry HUSSEIN Soetero Obama’s school contemporaries remember Barry as being a PARTICULARLY DEVOUT MUSLIM

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            • margarite1 says:

              That doesn’t surprise me. He also had a tranny for a nanny. A psychotherapist in Berkely – Robin of Berkley – used to have a blog and she said he’d never recover from his toxic childhood. I think she had to take her blog down because of threats.

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        • So beautiful and so true. Tried to like, but WP giving me grief. We can do this, suejeanne1!

          Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew:19:26

          When I was a child, we studied the Bible. So much truth there – even if you lost your way, it never left you, that kernel of truth and wisdom that in the worst of times could appear, leading you from the depths of despair and into the light.

          I pity the generations of young Americans who do not have this foundation, flailing about, espousing their Marxist-leftist indoctrination, full of hate, fury and lies.

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          • Conservative_302 says:

            I pity them, too. When things go wrong for them, they have no God, therefore, they have no hope. It’s a terrible way to go through life. I blame a lot of their outrage on this. They are desperate people. This doesn’t excuse their behavior in any way. Man can turn his heart and mind to God anytime.

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        • raherman1outlookcom says:

          An absolutely wonderful response! Thank you!

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        • dayallaxeded says:

          atrocious lassitude=B 0bunghole. Really his only consistent attribute.

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    • Summer says:

      Wasn’t Coats, who is from Indiana, recommended by VP Pence? I remember his swearing-in ceremony. He tearfully thanked Pence for the honor. Was really grateful to Pence. Didn’t mentioned Trump, if memory serves.

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      • Rj says:

        You are correct and you can view it on YouTube.

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      • dorothea brooke says:

        YES, and Coats thought he was so funny when he made fun of the President to a deep state crowd.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Just one of many Pence issues, but he remains politically untouchable.

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        • vegastrumper says:

          True, but easily marginalized. The only use for him is to break a tie in the Senate. Ensure a significant enough majority in November, protect the President and sideline him. Or at the very least take his recommendations on personnel issues with huge grains of salt.

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          • formerdem says:

            If Pence resigns, do the math. Looking backward I ask you this: If Agnew had held on, would Nixon have been in danger of impeachment? Do the math on that issue today, oh, please. If you are rude enough to Pence to amplify the pressure that is or soon will be placed on him by the Donkeys, so effectively that he departs, then Nancy is in the line of succession unless a VP is confirmed by the Senate. The Senate which depends on McConnell and where the Republican majority includes Murkowski and Romney. It would son be discovered the only confirmable person is Romney or someone just like him. If Romney or someone just like him is picked, Trump will not last long. Do Not Be Rude To Pence. Do not sideline him, do not be rude. He is or will be put under exceedingly heavy pressure to quit. Don’t add to it. (Anyway I like him – he means well – if he was wrong about Coats, well PDJT was wrong about Sessions, it is not proof of treachery.)

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      • Lovearepublican says:

        Pence is also responsible for Fauci and Birx.

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        • cali says:

          @Lovearepublican: ^^^^This as well as the Flynn firing!

          Pence is the guy that may just be at the core of the Flynn firing.

          Having said that – all comments above are spot on and to this day Hussein remains the shadow president. He and his shadow government are responsible for everything you see – be the riots, the looting and more via HIS army of mercenaries. Remember he said ‘we need an army just a big and just as well financed as our military. He did just that – recruiting these diverse agitators and anarchist modeled after the Weather Underground of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorn.

          He is THE traitor ever to graced our white house!

          Now back to the subject of Sundance’s post and it’s ramifications: After Julian/WikiLeaks posted the Seth Rich’s documents he followed up with posting the strategy of the CIA/FBI et al VAULT 7. Little attention was given at the time although the CIA was livid because Vault 7 described the methods used by the CIA to frame any country anywhere like they did with Russia.
          From the Vault 7 expose it became clear that it was the CIA framing Russia and Trump pretending to be colluding against Clinton. I would urge everyone to take a good look again to understand how they did it. It is no coincidence that WikiLeaks came into possession of Vault 7. It was provided by none other than the white hats. Think about that.
          CrowdStrike featured prominently in Vault 7.
          We also know now that CrowdStrike walked back their claim that Russia hacked the DNC.

          Get ready for the declassification turn into a waterfall.

          Scouring the Italian media it becomes clear that the framing of president Trump started in Italy and will end in Italy. Going outside the premotor and outside the 5eyes was a means to an end. The embassy on Rome served well as vehicle to run Operation Charlemagne together with Prime Minister Renzi and Hussein. their diabolical framing of president Trump ALMOST worked.
          Snakes always bite when when they refrain. They phucked up.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Jesus,etc., Coates was and is perennially a bad guy. You may desire to refer to him as old and docile, but evil none the less.

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    • offtv says:

      I was very worried Ratcliffe would be a seat warmer like 95 percent of the rest of them. He has shown to be MAGA. Good for him, and us.

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    • Zy says:

      Well Trump got rid of Coats deputy Mr. Sue Gordon too. That should tell you something.

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    • George Flinn says:

      Dan Coates was a treasonous POS in league with Clapper and Brennan

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  2. sync says:

    House Intelligence Committee Republicans are nearly ready to send more criminal referrals to the Justice Department related to the Russia investigation.

    After shipping eight referrals to Attorney General William Barr last spring, Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the panel, told Fox Business on Thursday that they have gathered enough evidence for “at least another five, possibly as many as 10” recommendations for prosecution as three U.S. attorneys conduct reviews of various aspects of the Russia investigation.

    The California Republican said he and his GOP colleagues want to “get it right,” but they plan to send the referrals within the next “week to 10 days or so.” What exactly will appear in those referrals remains unclear, but Nunes explained what his investigators are examining.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/devin-nunes-flashes-as-many-as-10-criminal-referrals-to-justice-department

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  3. jx says:

    The President’s entire term has gone by while these agencies knowingly used these lies to try to destroy the President. They continue to conceal and obfuscate, and the AG continues to shine us on with happy talk.

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  4. Bogeyfree says:

    All I want to know from Sidney or any Honest Attorney…….

    If this was a known fraud all along does it reach the level of Seditious Conspiracy?

    And for those interested, here is the definition of 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.”

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    • richard verney says:

      There are 2 problems, as I see it, namely:-

      First, does it apply only to overthrowing or putting down the Government? Is the President the Government, or merely just a part of the Government? Does the Government continue even of the President is in some way removed? So with JFK, did the Government continue?

      Second, does force need to be used? Is it to be read as ‘overthrow by force’ or ‘put down by force’?

      Personally, I do not consider that the use of force is a necessary requirement since had that been the intention why not use the format that is used later in the provision, ie., ” by force to” overthrow or put down the Government of the United States’

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      • GTOGUY says:

        Well, force was used on Flynn who was the NSA to President Trump. They tried to use him to bring Trump down. So, there you go. Trump is the head of the government.

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  5. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    You already know the deal on Chris Wray. Barr fired Dana Boente instead of Wray. Chris Wray is part of the Cabal. The Cabal still believe they will skate in the end.

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      Sundance: When you and others use “soft” language like “weakest of possible grounds,” (implying that there were “some” possible grounds, just weak), rather than “no evidence,” YOU give them the way out (Guilty beyond a “reasonable” doubt).

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      • All Too Much says:

        It’s called a negative pregnant; leaving other answers, explanations, and such, available to counter or weaken your position.

        Nice catch, jar2d2

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      • Zydeco says:

        When the bad guys are calling POTUS a traitor you do need to use the strongest possible language. Just a minor slip of a phrase against a tremendous body of work and it is it being used in a blog not a legal document.

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      • Rusty says:

        these people weren’t dumb…they will say” it was their opinion”….we all know what they were doing, the problem is can you prove it….unless they get someone to squeal most everyone will walk free

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  6. Right Mover says:

    Anybody been arrested yet?
    I’m bypassing all such headlines until someone is. But no one will be before Nov. 3, now, will they? At least no one whose arrest would actually move the needle.

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    • jx says:

      There will be a big cataclysmic round-up of all the coup conspirators. Just wait. /s

      Meanwhile, it’s one declination after another. Lying to courts, withholding exculpatory information, fabricating information… all A-OK with Barr. “We’ll stop him”, A-OK with Barr.

      Just keep believing Barr’s hope-porn BS, the cabal is counting on it.

      (not directed at you Right Mover)

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  7. California Joe says:

    No wonder Esper, Milley, Allen, Mattis, Kelly and MacMaster all came out attacking President Trump this week. They all had to know everything that was going on to frame President Trump for a crime that never happened!

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    • Guessed says:

      I think it is battle space preparation for the next impeachment attempt when Trump uses military force to take back Seattle or DC or Chicago or NYC. The Dems are lying in wait. This is a well-orchestrated impeachment trap.

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  8. MaineCoon says:

    I wept.

    Quietly reading what I basically knew was a very somber moment. I wept for President Trump, his family, all in his administration who have stood by him, and for all of us deplorables.

    But, for God – they would have succeeded.

    They ruined our country — all of them and we know the whole list inside/outside government and the traitors in his administration.

    I pray for God’s vengeance. That would be true justice.

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  9. Bogeyfree says:

    Now…..

    1) declassify the contents of the Wiener Laptop

    2) then audit and declassify the report detailing all of NSA queries conducted from 2012-2016 and on who, how many times and who authorized them

    3) then finally depose Dennis Montgomery and declassify the contents of the 47 HD he turned in and you might just might possibly find some juicy stuff on Federal judges and much, much more.

    Do these three things and the evil by the DS becomes so blatantly obvious that draining the Swamp will be easy.

    Expose these three things and THIS becomes the real shock and awe!

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    • Beau Geste says:

      “what laptop? We don’t have no stinkin laptop”
      Everyone on the NYPD who might claim to have seen it, is dead now. If a laptop or a 302 Form die in an FBI investigation, did they ever exist? no

      serious question. If Barr is actually a good guy, and asked to have a copy of the weiner laptop, would he get a true copy? would he survive?

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      • lotbusyexec says:

        If a tree falls in the forest does anyone hear/know? I think so – but I’m an optimist and I believe justice will be served — call me crazy but I just do. The crimes have been too big/large to hide.

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      • BigTalkers says:

        I contend copies of the laptop exist. It’s too valuable to have been destroyed, and was in the possession of too many people. Besides which, if it were ever transmitted electronically, it would have automatically been copied by the NSA.

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      • ACMeCorporations says:

        Those e-mails are out there, Hillary hated reading e-mails on screen and preferred to read hard copies, so she would have Huma print them out for her. Huma had problems using the printer at the State Department because of security so she would send the e-mails to her home computer via a Yahoo account. In 2014, a half-billion Yahoo accounts were hacked by an unidentified “state-sponsored actor” in the biggest data breach in history. What are the odds that Huma wasn’t hacked?

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      • aumechanic says:

        No the laptop will be Epsteined and Barr will be shocked while he blows his bag.

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    • Zy says:

      Who supposedly had last possession of the laptop, FIB HQ or SDNY ? Can’t trust either one to have have preserved the data. Nobody, Trump, Nunes, well known conservative media, ever talks about the laptop. What does that mean ?

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      • As a Man Thinkth says:

        No one talks about Wolf….that guy knows enough to take down at least a dozen senators…and Wolf’s best friend, DiFi’s Chinese Spy Choffer ….

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  10. Bogeyfree says:

    What have I been saying…….

    If you want the top dog you MUST go back to 2009-2016 and the Hammer Program and all the NSA Spying on Americans, Congress and even Judges.

    THIS IS HOW YOU GET THE TOP DOGS IMO.

    Russia Collusion was always the coverup!

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    • Azrajo says:

      Like Judge Roberts

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    • regitiger says:

      Bogey, I agree.

      for a refresher, please post the crimes that were committed or alleged from the Hammer Program. Specifically. I think it’s important to understand this DOJ has to have something that resonates more than just “an unlawful program exists”.

      I am open to your ideas and have been from the moment I found this space.

      The lists you develop are very helpful as bookmarks for the kinds of corrupt events that are woven in and around obamagate. I am, to be frank, unfamiliar with any specific crime that may have occured from Hammer or the earlier period.

      let it rip!

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  11. mtk says:

    Reading all this. It is time for Obama to throw HRC under the bus. If she was pissed PDJT wacked her out of the 2016 throne. What does she think of 2008?

    Been saying it for a long time, and will continue to say it.

    Once orginating predicted is understood to be, “The DC political swamp, once gulled along a path of no return, was originated by belief “There is no way she loses.” And if you didn’t fall into LOCK STEP. Your career was finished. Period. End of Story.

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    • Azrajo says:

      He can’t because he was the one with his lawyer Bob Bauer who masterminded it. If someone would only throughly check the books at Perkins Coie they will find three checks made out at about the same time. One from the DNC , the other from the Hillary campaign and the other from Obama for America. Those were the monies to get the ball rolling with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele.

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      • Jan says:

        And also, why is no one covering the fact that Obama’s foundation should be included when they say the DNC & Hildebeast paid for the Steele Dossier?
        FBI

        And secondly, why is everyone ignoring that the FBI paid Steele as well for the dossier?? To me, that makes the plotters even more guilty of conspiracy to commit sedition.

        And then what else did the FBI/DOJ pay Fusion GPS to do??

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  12. bkeyser says:

    Interesting the claim regarding financial compensation for lifting sanctions on Russia, and what was soon to transpire with Gen Flynn. Like they had to prove at least that one allegation to lend this utterly ridiculous fictional novel of a document credibility.

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  13. jimrockfish says:

    Well. I’m pleasantly surprised. Was worried about Ratcliffe compared to Grenell.

    Nice work! Keep it coming.

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  14. Mike in a Truck says:

    Putting on my Blasey-Ford glasses.Got them off ebay. Come pre smudged. Ahhh..that’s better, now everythings clear. Ain’t diddly gonna happen to anyone.

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  15. theoldgoat says:

    With electronic sharing of documents that we have, as well as excellent copying machines, scanners, and so on, why are so many documents that the government produces of such poor quality. It’s like the kind you would expect to see from decades ago, when fax was the new medium for transfers of documents, and people would fax copies of faxes and copies of those faxes and so on. There is little excuse for this quality of document with the means we have today.

    So it makes me suspicious of why the documents are so poor. Were they photographed? Are they not stored on a computer system that can print out a clear copy? It just doesn’t make much sense. This isn’t hand written reports. I see better copies of documents from WWII than this is.

    Just something that has a smell to me.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Maybe we are being shown a leaked copy, photographed and sent via cell phone.
      That was Wolfe’s preferred method.
      If the released copy is showing a photograph taken of the report, rather than a clear copy from the original what does the say?
      Good things right around the corner, is how I read it.

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    • Joemama says:

      It is very easy to do. Take a perfectly readable document and then save it as a .jpg, while setting the compression to 80% or so. Voila! A document that is almost unreadable.

      It is also the default for most Microsoft programs.

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    • Guessed says:

      Having worked at a 3 letter government agency, I can tell you that in the document room they have minimum wage people to sheet-feed page after page of paper documents into a scanner and they could not care less if it was crooked or folded or torn in the process.

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  16. All Too Much says:

    HRC is very familiar with annexes.

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  17. lawton says:

    I wouldn’t give up faith on Barr and Durham yet as the fraud on the FISA Court are slam dunk cases along with depriving Carter Page of his rights. As long as Durham makes arrests starting in August they will have people talking to get the cases on people like Brennan for the whole conspiracy. If there are no arrests by early September then he is letting them off the hook but I am leaning to Barr nailing them. Barr said he didn’t care Mueller hasn’t talked to him since the Mueller report came out.

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  18. hagarthorrible says:

    who will be indicted and stand trial? Comey…Clapper..Brennan…Storzk…McCabe…Mueller;
    how about Mrs C? Loretta? Susan? or maybe Holder? who should be indicted, tried, and executed…Barrack Hussein Obama!

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  19. Howie_Roak says:

    falsus uno falsus omnibus [false in one; false in everything — in other words you lie in one then everything you say is a lie].
    This is key because the basic tenet of the United States Government is that the government does not lie to its citizens.

    The USDOJ wants everyone to forget that basic tenet…..

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  20. lawton says:

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  21. Pew-Anon says:

    Maybe now we can finally stop being gaslighted by all the supposedly true Republicans that STILL insist Russia “interfered” in our election. Though I’m not holding my breath.

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  22. disgusted citizen says:

    This is a zero sum, winner take all game; Trump must win to survive and win he will, for God, Country and Family.

    Liked by 8 people

    • lambgraham says:

      Where are the FBI whistle blowers? There are more than a few bad apples in the bureau. 50 agents worked on the Mueller report and no one comes forward.
      One positive, Ratcliffe maintains the momentum initiated by Grenell.

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      • As a Man Thinkth says:

        As Grenell said ” Washington is one big private club” made up of lifetime bureaucrats protecting one another and making big bucks doing it

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    • lambgraham says:

      Where are the FBI whistle blowers? There are more than a few bad apples in the bureau. 50 agents worked on the Mueller report and no one comes forward.
      One positive, Ratcliffe maintains the momentum initiated by Grenell.

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    • lambgraham says:

      Where are the FBI whistle blowers? There are more than a few bad apples in the bureau. 50 agents worked on the Mueller report and no one comes forward.
      One positive, Ratcliffe maintains the momentum initiated by Grenell.

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    • lambgraham says:

      Where are the FBI whistle blowers? There are more than a few bad apples in the bureau. 50 agents worked on the Mueller report and no one comes forward.
      One positive, Ratcliffe maintains the momentum initiated by Grenell.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        Here is another question we can ask. Historically, how many FBI investigation have been conducted by 7th floor FBI principles and excluded frontline agents?

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  23. namberak says:

    “… it was far worse to not disclose this to President-elect (and outgoing President) in the intelligence community assessment.” They didn’t have to disclose it to Barry– he’d ordered the whole sham.

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  24. islandpalmtrees says:

    I find the following extraction alarming: The point is, that when they submitted this, they clearly thought, that “upend the international liberal order” was an important selling item to the believe-ability of the ICA! We have to assume that they understood their audience.

    “The FBI source quoted three sub-sources who reported that Moscow’s aim in its campaign was to upend the international liberal order, cause tensions with European allies, shift US policy on key Russian international, and undermine US pol##cs regardless of electoral result.”

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      It seems the target of the ICA is:

      “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” is a declassified version of a highly classified assessment that has been provided to the President and to recipients approved by the President.”

      So it follows, that the above statement was directed at the “President and to recipients approved by the President.”

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      • As a Man Thinkth says:

        Quick…look over here…see what the Russians did!!
        YEAH, big burly gun toating Russians with snowshoes
        OH, never mind China, they are harmless…In fact they fund our universities and send us 350,000 students each year to steel our research and technology…/s

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      After reading the above – I would like to bring your attention, to a statement made earlier on a different article:

      sDee says:
      June 11, 2020 at 9:43 am
      America’s death march to globalism has always been non-partisan. Until Donald Trump it has run without resistance across all administrations.

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  25. mr.piddles says:

    “If the ICA is a false political document…. then guess what?

    Yep, the entire narrative from the JAR and ICA is part of a big fraud. [Which it is]”

    Conspiracy to defraud the United States Of America.

    https://www.justice.gov/archives/jm/criminal-resource-manual-923-18-usc-371-conspiracy-defraud-us

    Starting to see why Brennan peed his pants a little when he found out Durham was poking around his email Inbox and asking questions.

    “Brennan Is “Concerned” That He May Be Questioned By DOJ On Origins Of Russia Probe”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/10/03/john_brennan_is_concerned_that_he_is_supposedly_going_to_be_questioned_in_doj_probe_into_origins_of_russia_investigation.html

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Of course this is not real. Both the FBI & CIA worked with Carter Page for decades. They knew, when the first warrant was signed. It was all a lie. All they had to do was to look in their own Personnel database.

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  26. Jenevive says:

    I know people doubt Barr. But he has come out in plain english
    saying that yes POTUS was spied on, done wrong.. Why would he say
    that then he or Durham just cover it up? Barr would look bad.
    If he says that then he must know what Durham has and what will happen.

    Maybe he won’t take it all the way to the top but certainly someone or
    a few someones have to be charge.. Barr can;t say yes POTUS was spied
    on but then say well but there was no intent, so move along..there is no way
    to unintentionally spy on someone..

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  27. Those who think Brennan lied to Obama, in the ICA, need to ask themselves: What direction do you think power flowed in the Obama administration? Do you think Valerie Jarrett, let alone Obama himself, would let any of his subordinates lie to him? Do you think the Muslim Brotherhood, one of Jarrett’s and Obama’s close associates, would allow it? Is she, or Obama, so lackadaisical about their unprecedented power — the highest power, in the most powerful country in the world — as to give it away willy-nilly, to subordinates, and about something that OBAMA WANTED anyway? That is upside-down thinking, that ignores all that we know about Obama’s motives, means and opportunities, as the President over all of these Obama yes-men and women. No; he ordered, they obeyed. Period. And they protected him, as Valerie wanted and he ordered them to do.

    Any schlump, as President, could see what was going on: That the Flynn persecution was nonsense, over a perfectly good phone call; that the Steele dossier was political garbage; etc.

    “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing”; and the very DAY after the FISA “queries” runaround was shut down, the wife of Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE, and the Steele dossier ploy was born. Does that sound like a lackadaisical boss, or one you would want to lie to, in pursuit of high crimes and misdemeanors (that your boss is doing everything in his power to enable, and order)?

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  28. How does it happen the NSA (Admiral Mike Rogers) would have even a “moderate” level of confidence in what has been shown is a politically motivated clumsily contrived (unverified) steaming pile of horse shit being used as an artifice for fraud ? Why wouldn’t the NSA simply call horse shit what it is ? In what alternate reality bizarro world is libelous false rumor and innuendo “intelligence” ?

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    • Arrest Soros says:

      I’m with you on this AT. Moderate confidence is just as bad as high confidence when the document is 100% bull crap.
      Not only that, Rogers quit his position just as the fight had begun. A true patriot concerned for his republic would have stayed at his post knowing what he knew. HE DIDN’T and has been largely silent despite all that was going on.

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      • Jan says:

        Having Brennan, Clapper & Ash Carter asking for you to be fired might have been the final straw when you know that the FISA court was being lied to; the databases were being attacked daily; you have to struggle with someone in the WH is unmasking political enemies over & over & you have to inform the President-elect he & his staff are all under surveillance, etc.

        Adm. Rogers to the position in January 2014 and resigned in the spring of 2018, managing to put the NSA back under the DoD instead of DNI before he left. He retired from the Navy June 2018. Last I heard, he was doing consulting for an Israeli company. I think he left to get away from the Deep State and/or before someone could set him up like Flynn.

        I believe he’s the same patriot as he was when he contacted the FISA courts in October 2016 & met with President-elect Trump in the Trump Towers in November 2016. Without him, we might not even know of the FISA abuse.

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        • Conservative_302 says:

          I agree. There is no sense rehashing his actions at this point. By the Lord’s hand, the world is unfolding as it should. He played his part. Now we must concentrate on the future.

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    • rayvandune says:

      The interpretation most favorably to Adm. Rogers is that he was preserving his options. He did not know the truth at that point, but had strong suspicions. By pretending to go along, he let the assessment become official, and left himself free to then go to Trump, by virtue of not being fired. Obama and pals wanted to fire him, but Obama needed sort-of unanimity of the big three Intel agencies even more.

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      • Dixie says:

        Rogers was in the same category as Flynn. By resigning and then retiring, perhaps he saved himself from the same treatment General Flynn got?

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    • rayvandune says:

      The interpretation most favorably to Adm. Rogers is that he was preserving his options. He did not know the truth at that point, but had strong suspicions. By pretending to go along, he let the assessment become official, and left himself free to then go to Trump, by virtue of not being fired. Obama and pals wanted to fire him, but Obama needed sort-of unanimity of the big three Intel agencies even more.

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  29. cedarhill says:

    This is all highly illuminating, what with Barr and Boys holding press conferences and pontificating about ongoing investigations. In the words of Confucius:

    “A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.”

    The only issue is whether Barr is a gentleman.

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  30. gsonFIT says:

    Here is HRC (Sorry to make you look at her) claiming 17 IC agencies confirmed election hacking. This was October 19th, 2016. BTW, PDJT jokingly asked Russia to find the 33000 emails Hillary DELETED. (07/27/2016).

    She was framing the narrative 2.5 weeks before the election. How did she know?

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    • Joemama says:

      Peter Strzok let everyone know. It was called the “insurance plan” and all of the top level co-conspirators in the Obama administration were aware of it or complicit in it.

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  31. thedoc00 says:

    There is one more set of culprits unmentioned.

    “The appendix known as “Annex A” was the material the FBI and CIA did not include in the body of the ICA; however, it was used to brief congress.”

    Every congressmen who saw this and did not raise a red flag nor approach the President is complicit. Just thinking out loud, is Annex A part of the disclosure Nunes made to the President, which caused Ryan to suspend him??

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Lots of Republican guilt to go around. Paul Ryan is not a patriot! Keep in mind what would have happened if they had presented the ICA to PEOTUS Trump versus distracting him with the Pee allegations. He had just become President and these creeps pull this crap on him.

      I realize his personality can be abrasive but this was the 45 th President of the United States!

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    • rayvandune says:

      Nunes was appalled that so many Republican Congressmen were on the list… and obviously, he wasn’t! That’s when you go to the President, not Paul Ryan.

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    • rayvandune says:

      Nunes was appalled that so many Republican Congressmen were on the list… and obviously, he wasn’t! That’s when you go to the President, not Paul Ryan.

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  32. trumpmemesandreams says:

    How does this move the ball forward? The ICA / JAR were obviously biased as they were all the exact same team that produced (and used) the same ‘sources’ etc. for the FISA applications, and so on. So what? Of course it’s biased. This won’t change minds, in fact I imagine there are already headlines being produced using this as further “proof” of the stupid Russia conspiracies. More idiot fodder.

    At least in the case of FISA there’s some actual potential repercussions for falsifying or excluding exculpatory information in a legal proceeding. I’m not clear if there’s any ACTUAL repercussions here — I suspect not. Also, frankly, in the JAR and this appendix there’s enough wiggle room in any of this wording to drive the No Malarkey Biden Bus through — it’s all written in “intelligencese” and couched very guarded terms and vagaries.

    More to the point is this disclosure actually useful for actually pushing any actions?

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    • gsonFIT says:

      The FBI used discredited Dossier to obtain FISA on Carter Page. But the annex of the ICA says the Dossier has limited corroboration.

      Annex claimed multiple layers of sub-sources for Steele Dossier, but later revealed there was one Primary Sub Source.

      Primary Sub Source was interviewed by the FBI on Jan. 4th, 2017 and debunked the Dossier. Above ICA was released on Jan, 6th, 2017.

      This ICA annex confirms FBI, CIA, and ODNI lies and political shenanigans. In essence it confirms what they were accusing PDJT of doing.

      This is the smoking gun

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      • gda53 says:

        First FISA renewal was Jan 12, 2017. So if 2nd and 3rd renewals were illegal, the first renewal certainly was as well.

        A smoking gun it is, but the MSM has hidden the body, and is saying “what gun? Just more fanciful conspiracy theories”.

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        • gsonFIT says:

          I hear you, but I think you just got to have faith in what is right. The dossier in it’s first iteration didn’t quite get the MSM fired up enough o didn’t

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          • gsonFIT says:

            Submitted before I completed my thought. There are some Page/Strzok texts released in April that are enlightening if read in context with this first week of 2017.

            I think the Presidential Daily Briefing group had fought the previous week on whether to include Flynn/Kysliak call in the ICA. The annex was the end result. The annex did not get enough traction with the media. Recall that Russian innuendo had been forefront for months.

            After about a week, and as the first Carter Page renewal came up on 01/12/2017, Clapper or Baker (Office of Net Assessments) leaked to Sciutto the Flynn/Kysliak call. This did gain air time with MSM and the Strzok Flynn interview 10 day later sealed the deal. Flynn call was the only semblance of real evidence these idiots ever had. And they had everything because of Mueller. They even breached attorney client privilege.

            Sundance was correct from day one. It was all an Obstruction Trap. 2016 election Russian interference process crime Hoax!

            Tomorrow the smoke clears and the cards fall when Sullivan is reminded he cannot be a judge and a prosecutor all at once. Maybe the Judge can go write CHAZ’s new Constitution when he is removed from the bench.

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  33. gsonFIT says:

    Do you guys remember the weekend the MSM twisted “Nationalist” to “White Nationalist” to “White Supremacist” and all of the sudden PDJT is a racist. The ICA was the government making Russian purchases of Facebook ads into “Russian Collusion” to cheat HRC out of the White House.

    Problem is it is unethical for scummy MSM to do something like this, but it is criminal for O Admin to use the Intelligence Agencies for political purposes especially against an opposing political party during what amounts to the DNA of a democracy, namely an election.

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  34. gsonFIT says:

    One more thing to remind you guys about. Peter Strzok wrote most of the ICA. I am no sure how much of the Annex he was involved in but the ICA was his work. And John Brennan selected him to write it!

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  35. GTOGUY says:

    “If he is wins, we all hang” – Hillary R. Clinton

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  36. mtk says:

    Deceptive and fraudulent official intelligence documents, purposefully designed to achieve a political agenda, outline a level of serious misconduct even beyond the fabricated claims within the Carter Page FISA application.

    Yet look to what much of the Nation has been reduced too!! Scared of our own shadows. What does that SAY!!!

    If the predicate is not based on, “There is no way HRC won’t be elected, such that we better get our ducks in a row, or else kiss our careers good bye.
    Is not that the DC mentality?
    What else explains! Is not the whole point of beltway mentality as laid out by self serving entitlements!! , AS If that comes to mind to any self respecting LIBERTY minded American, Truth Justice and etc, then we needed to start look deeper into what is going on. Because then the predicate takes on a much deeper and more sinister goal.

    To divide us as an outcome of the so called searched for Predicate. A truthful hitch hikers guide to the galaxy would be ascribing a probability of 1:10. As If this is the case of ultimate truth AS IT exists.
    If that is the case! then we are being setup. It is the proverbial, “Left holding the bag.” “The last man without a chair!”

    All Marist takeovers always know there won’t be blue pill swallowers. Then there exist a need to denounced and criminalized! To Set the stage for those holden the proverbial empty bag!!!
    Is that the True predicate objective goal, I wonder!!!!

    Yes, my other crayons are saying, “Has that been the whole point of the predicate!!!” “To spill out as much confusion as possible to the point, where those arguing due process, and truth versus falsehood self identify are those that won’t except the turn of events red pill.

    Seriously… Stop in think about it, the lie has been told so effectively, even attempts that resort to an expectation and RESTORATION of the TRUTH only achieves in the end the goals of the LIES.

    So what is the answer… For me, it is metaphysical. I have chosen on faith outcomes. I have gone all in Buddha(My simple Buddha wish is to exist as a stone at the feet of the LORD for all for all time) The evil that has stacked our deck can’t even being to understand this faith belief reality. They can’t even begin to understand the true depth, for at every turn of events, “THE TRUTH they know to be subplanting with numbo jumbo is in the end going to have to answered.”
    U h messed w t best, now fear t outcome. ThatIYFear,NMine!!!
    TDOTworld!!!! They only think they do.

    For others the answer is simple… Strive to adopt, see all human desire is based on the continuation of generations that life, liberty and the pursuit JOY is in our DNA. It can’t ever be exterminated without ending our species. No matter how it is tried!! That is the fear of Earth shapers of our times. They can’t stamp it out without reducing the survival of our species to zero. There is the wiggle room. Knowning how to lie to these people. For they certainty believe in what they believe, which is a belief their time has come.
    They are nothing more than a reincarnation of modern day Carthaginians.
    Baby sacrificers. Evil personalified.
    It an occult that the world still struggles with over the eons, it is as much a problem of current relatity as it is problem of the Truths that hide behind Liberty and pursuit of Joy in Life.

    Listen, what i am saying this occult is not wrong about human nature, what i am saying this occult has understood for a very long time how to minpulate this emotion to their advantage.

    Just try argue me wrong… Your fears are not mine, they are yours!!!!!!!!!!! I have been afforded the joy in this life of the knowledge of eveasting life absence proclaimed fears. I have none. I live, I die, I am faithful restored. What does the world have to offer under its currrnt mumbo jumbo terms????
    Again your fears not mine. Scared. You should be.
    You don’t own this world, and the more think you do, the more there is to be a exracted a price.
    Question is do you believe we all carry a collective experience on judgement. If so, then those shaping this world to their desire should be quacking in their sleep.

    Even if they are successful, in temporarily shaping the world to their desire. Human nature based on biological choice will undermine these Carthaginians World Orderists. It can’t be constrained!!!
    The question of what is our meaning??? is pointless in light of the depth of their truthful outcome governed by deception. That is the source of their fear!!!
    The simple Truth is our time has not yet come as foretold by the gospel of John.
    Until we see the prospect of the divine prefection THAT can’t be delivered by a magic wand, is to say the failures of the human condition can’t be corrected until we learn to love all. To love all is not akin to accepting evil.
    Don’t get me wrong there are many ways to see mankind forward to the next stage. The simple fact of the matter is to know the distinction. For many the evil that prevails has blinded is this to the truth as we grasp onto life and its pursuit of Joy under fear.
    Fundementalist truth seekers are going to the first casted to hell if they think what i am saying explains all.
    It is not that simple. You have been warned. Love is the simplest answer across all time.
    We as species are in my estimate many thousands of years removed from prefection. Meaning no matter how it is procieved cultural/social in advancements to our entitlements as species, we are always gong to be mere children to the designs of the Universe. A fart on the scheme of things.
    That says nothing of our protential just as much as it says possors have the right to shape our humanity.

    I am not mincing words here.

    We truely are at a cross roads.

    The fact of the matter IS, the truth is WE are grasping far too much ahead in human advancement, as a result we are saying we are we culturally at a point of no return. The achievable front tiers of OUR Understanding have blinded to what can achieve.
    The fact of what we have learnt about the larger picture of our species existance to having no bonds in theory may be true, BUT as a species are not ready,. Meaning striving to next step crashs us as species three steps backwards.

    Here me. You all have been warned.

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  37. fabrabbit says:

    Wait, wait, wait!!! What am I missing? Annex A had to be declassified? It had as little substance as my college papers but all dressed up to look impressive.

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    • fabrabbit says:

      Oops! Mea culpa. I was reading Annex A in the ICA not the JAR or the PPE or BLM! I am so confused this week. If I put my glasses on upside down and use a mirror I might be able to read the newly released document.

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  38. Conservative_302 says:

    Take a minute and say a prayer for Trump. With every document that gets declassified, we learn the true horror of what the deep state has put him, his family, and people loyal to him through. It is sad to reflect on the ongoing attempt to destroy him and the number of people he trusted who have betrayed him. General Kelly, Mattis, Esper, Miley, Amerosa, Comey, Coats, Rosenstein. The list is too long. So say a prayer today. He needs it,and God needs to hear it.

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  39. hokkoda says:

    “…and did not use it to reach the analytic conclusions of the FBI/CIA/NSA assessment.”

    This statement was placed inside Annex A for the express purpose of giving themselves the patina of legal top cover. The media has been trumpeting this statement ever since it was found out that the Steele Dossier was a) incorporated into the ICA and b) thoroughly discredited.

    But, putting that statement in there is an admission that it should not have been included in the ICA at all. If you didn’t use it, and it is uncorroborated, why include it at all? That’s like when a lawyer says something to the jury that the judge has already said is inadmissible. The lawyer says it. The judge instructs the jury to ignore it. But, the lawyer knows that you cannot “un-hear” something. It’s now “out there”.

    The ICA was published 1/7/17. We know from the timeline that by 1/7/17 that the FBI knew that the subsource had disavowed the dossier’s contents. We also know from the timeline that as early as 7/5/16 the FBI knew that Steele was working for FusionGPS (“Glen Simpson”) and that Fusion GPS was being paid by a law firm. According to Congressional testimony, i.e. Podesta, the law firm (Perkins Coie) was paid 50% by Clinton and 50% by the DNC. The FBI knew at some point between when they got the dossier on 7/5/16 and the ICA that it was a campaign document. They knew the media had been dancing around it for months. They knew Steele was politically motivated. None of this exculpatory information is included in the Annex A to the ICA.

    The only caveat they included is a short statement that it was not used to arrive at the analytical conclusions of the ICA. Why would you include that statement, but not the rest? Because you consciously know that what you are doing is wrong. You leave out the important information, and you insert a statement that you can repeat ad nauseum on TV and in sworn testimony. It’s part of their carefully-constructed cover story.

    They put it in there to get it out there.

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  40. jeans2nd says:

    It is actually worse than even you know.
    Rep Devin Nunes spoke with Larry O’Conner yesterday on WMAL (assumption – you are aware of O’Conner’s history re: A Breitbart, etc).

    Rep Nunes told Larry O’Conner that when Brennan et al briefed Congress/Go8/Go12 on this entire fraud, Congress was told the Steele Dossier was a GOP funded document.

    Rep Nunes said the Republicans were dumbfounded. How was it that none of the GOP, not even McConnell, knew of the “GOP funding?”
    One suspects McConnell saw through it right away, hence McConnell’s refusal to endorse Clapper’s “statement” Sept-Oct 2016 (McConnell became “Moscow Mitch,” if one recalls). Paul Ryan was, of course, either planning to use this against Pres Trump, or just plain stupid.

    Can you imagine how Rep Nunes felt, knowing The Truth all these years, and saying nothing?

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  41. Ron Hyatt says:

    Sorry. All I know is it’s time to start a’shootin.

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  42. It’s already come out that the ICA was based solely on the word of Oleg Smolenkov. Oleg is not reliable though, because he refused to be extricated, and when he finally agreed bought a million dollar house in DC under his own name.

    The NY Times admitted this recently, without naming Oleg, but using enough biographical identifiers that it was clear who they were talking about. Here’s the article

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  43. clayusmcret says:

    It’s long past time for Brennan, Clapper and Comey to be serving federal prison sentences.

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  44. Prescient says:

    Trump part of the drama
    No one goes to jail,hangs or even loses a pension
    They already drained America

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  45. Tom says:

    This “declassified appendix” is a remarkably bad copy. Color me skeptical.

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