Former Acting DNI Richard Grenell Discusses Unmasking During Transition Period…

Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell discusses the period during the presidential transition period where President Obama’s white house team was coordinating intelligence efforts to research and unmask incoming officials.

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124 Responses to Former Acting DNI Richard Grenell Discusses Unmasking During Transition Period…

  1. mazziflol says:

    Been awefully quiet since he left…

    Liked by 28 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      Agreed. Where is John Ratcliffe??

      Ratcliffe was supposed to be a tiger, has he turned into a mouse?

      Liked by 12 people

      • anthohmy says:

        Give him a minute to get situated.

        Liked by 7 people

        • Skidroe says:

          Judge Sullivan should be arrested just like Stone was. Send in the U. S. Marshals confiscate every piece of paper, computer, cell phones, EVERYTHING and find out who is bribing or black mailing him. Who has been directing him? This would tell us so much.

          Liked by 25 people

          • Harlan says:

            Don’t forget the early morning camera crew on hand for the festivities.

            Liked by 4 people

          • tojak says:

            The Appellate court could have, should have, dismissed the case, but instead, they keep kicking it back to the corrupt judge that caused the problem…

            Liked by 1 person

          • Georgia says:

            Nothing will ever happen as long as Wray is head of the FBI — he needs to be fired like yesterday….

            Liked by 8 people

          • botchedcasuality says:

            He and Cummings are alleged to have run an insurance fraud.
            Hearsay says that his son sexually abused a minor she nearly died, magically the charges were lost in the system. Eight years later she is now 21 and wants to find justice….more to come. What about his estate in the Caribbean.

            Liked by 5 people

            • moosemalloy says:

              Emmet Sullivan began his Swamp existence in 1971 when he was a public defender defending hookers, small-time drug dealers and pimps. Sullivan probably rubbed shoulders with Philip Mackin Bailley whose sex parties (with Steny Hoyer among others) and connections to the Watergate Madame Heidi Rikan and Maureen Biner (later Dean) made brief headlines in 1972. One of Phil Bailley’s lawyers was Edwin Brown who was nominated several times for a DC judgeship in the 1970s. Brown was active in the National Bar Association and connected to William Borders, a Carter appointee who would serve time for bribery in the Alcee Hastins-Joe Nesline case. Nesline was the DC mob boss connected to Watergate on many levels. William Borders was one of the last persons pardoned in January 2001 by Bill Clinton.

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              • moosemalloy says:

                William Borders, Edwin Brown and Emmet Sullivan have all been very active in the National Bar Association.


      • flatlandgoober says:

        Animals of prey don’t roar while they’re stalking.

        Liked by 10 people

      • Jan says:

        PC: Ratcliffe released more documents a couple of weeks ago & he said that Pres. Trump was not briefed on the Russia-Taliban hoax.

        DC is mostly on vacation throughout the summer & with the coronavirus, even more so. I don’t know if Nunes’ top staffer is still at ODNI as Assistant to Ratcliffe. Hopefully he is.

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    • FrankieZee says:

      Trump needs to find another position for him and it needs to be done quickly.

      Liked by 14 people

  2. James Hallar says:

    Out with Wray at the FBI and put in Rick. Kick some arse and make a difference.

    Liked by 18 people

  3. Fools Gold says:

    Oh god I’m going to watch this but Hannity cannot shut his mouth. It’s easy, ask questions listen to answer repeat for as many questions and answers as possible within allowed timeframe. No, he has to repeat what he said Repeatedly as though he’s speaking to children. Sundance can you interview this guy and provide the transcript?

    Liked by 13 people

  4. RyderLee says:

    We miss You , Mr Ric Grenell . Be Safe .

    Liked by 16 people

    • hitgirl18 says:

      He was amazing…and gay but the lefties loonies still didnt like him!

      Liked by 1 person

      • starfcker says:

        Hitgirl, we on the nationalist side are figuring out exactly what Martin Luther King jr. ment when he said judge a man by the content of his character. That’s literally the only thing that matters anymore. The horror that inhabits the political sphere right now is almost unimaginable. All we need are good men and women. The rest need not apply. We don’t have to guess, they’re saying it more and more overtly. We are not your countryman. We don’t like this country, and we don’t like you. And we’re going to piss on the whole thing. See if you can stop us. Sounds to me like we got a job to do. Ric Grenell showed us how to do it. Put your head down and do the right thing.

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      • Zydeco says:

        Labels like “gay”, “black”, etc. are not really sympathetic concerns for Democommunists. They use these people as paths to power and to virtue signal. If there were a large victim group called “rapists” that they could use them they would be in favor of rape too.


        • dayallaxeded says:

          Oh, believe me, they are courting rapists and all felons–how else to justify the support for the Klinton Krime Kartel, Epstein, et al. Now Demonrats and BLM (with the Squat in tow) are proposing to eliminate federal prisons, federal law enforcement, even ankle bracelets and greatly reduce criminal sentences, eliminating life sentences altogether (e.g., Dylan Roof and similar get out of jail). Bat guana crazy!


      • donna kovacevic says:

        The lefties loonies don’t like anyone, including their own. Ric is the man. May God Bless him.

        Liked by 1 person

    • lotbusyexec says:

      He’s the best!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. reigitiger says:

    I see we are back to calling it unmasking (re: flynn!)….does anyone else see the obvious problem and misinformation here..repeated again…?

    flynn was NOT unmasked. He was a target. And According to Sundance in an earlier analysis BASED ON DECLASS provided by GRENELL…Flynn was a target of a NON-FISA spy order.

    it’s not a technical nuance to notice WHY the corruptors, the uninitiated, and the blissfully ignorant media can’t seem to make the correct narrative here.

    by calling it “unmasking” perpetuates the mythical narrative (intentionally false and misleading), in order to avoid ANY discussion about what exactly was the legal authority to spy on fly. What program of spying and what laws and authorities specifically allow for it?

    you see the problem now?

    by continuing to call it “unmasking” infers it was related to some lawful predicate under a “lawful” authorizes title 1 FISA warrant. It makes this all fraud follow the “it was tied to the one of the 4 FISA warrants”. But it WAS NOT THAT!.

    the reality is we know this:

    flynn was the target of some kind of spying operation…

    it was not FISA.

    it was something “else”…

    that something else was never explained…and to date no one has determined or asked the question.

    why is that?

    to date…we have grenell…jordan…every media jackwagon….and dozens of people directly implicated in this spying and “unmasking” of flynn saying it WAS “unmasking”.

    it was not that.


    there is no FISA order that states he was a target.

    see the problem now?

    sundance….what am I missing here?

    please clarify..

    are we just going to walk past this now…because grennell makes the same insinuation?

    every single detail counts. it’s evidence of the crime that has no equal in US history!!!

    we must remain vigilant and be precise….especially when those that should be zeroing in on these violations are in full obfuscation mode…or just being lazy.

    and yes, I am aware that minimization protections should be enforced under any co-intel operation involving an unindicted american citizen. But it’s very troubling that we should not be calling this out about referring to this as unmasking….that implies the spying was lawful and under some legal program.

    we DO NOT KNOW THAT…we DO KNOW …he was a target and the program was NOT FISA!

    understanding and learning what program of spying, under what authority and who moved the needle on predicate to make him a target,

    SHOULD BE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY to zero in on the corruptors.

    never give up…never stop….

    don’t let this pass.


    Liked by 27 people

    • hitgirl18 says:

      I was very disappointed that Trump fired him. Trump is too smart to have been fooled by these hussein traitors! That in my humble opinion was Trump’s only mistake! Certainly, the smucks likely told Gen Flynn, that he was not allowed to say anything as this “fake” info was classified! If Trump had fired that traitorous scum comey on day one, this may not have happened. I hope that Flynn countersues the government and the hussein admin for everything he lost and being falsely accused and destroying his life, and threatening his familiy, and gets millions and millions and millions of dollars for what he was put through by traitors of this country!

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      • Yes. It was a huge mistakd to not replace Comey immediately, but hindsight is always 20/20. Since 1976 the FBI directorship has a 10yr term limit, but none (other than Robert Mueller) have lasted that long. Since Comey had only been appointed in 2013, perhaps DJT thought it would be proper to leave him in place.

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        • dd_sc says:

          In hindsight, the timing of Comey’s appointment is sketchy. By appointing him in 2013, he is there through both terms of the next president. So Meuller’s term is extended, but he retires in time to get Comey appointed. The Democrats/Uniparty making sure they maintain control of FBI.

          Not necessarily for the coup. If Clinton wins, she already has a Clintonista in place at FBI. If she’s a one term president, her man is still at FBI providing cover.

          Liked by 5 people

          • Snellvillebob says:

            Don’t forget that at the time Jim Comey was made the Director of the FBI, he was on the board of directors of HSBC. Upon replacement by Comey, Robert Mueller became the chief legal officer of HSBC. WIth Robert Mueller was at the FBI, HSBC was found guilty of money laundering for drug cartels and paid $1.5 billion fine, the largest in US history. No one went to prison. HSBC was a very grateful company.

            Liked by 10 people

          • Great points. Though Hillary supposedly partially blames Comey for her election loss, the reality was that without him, she could have faced criminal charges. Oh… wait… there was NO ONE in Obama’s DoJ who would have prosecuted her. ESPECIALLY not Loretta Lynch, following her tarmac meeting with Bill.


    • hitgirl18 says:

      Well said, and think of all the dirty judges that have destroyed the lives of innocent American citizens with false accusations in the past several decades! Just think very recently the congress, weak and feckless or criminal and hiding has allowed the fisa to be used anyway the dirty intel agencies want to use it, when it was clearly created to be used against foreign enemies of the United States! It is beyond….! Congress did nothing to change this illegal, immoral use of fisa earlier this year! It is so depressing that with few exceptions, those elected in our congress do nothing to protect American citizens, and are too weak or too criminally corrupt to do what is morally or ethiclly their responsibility to those who elected them! Our forefathers must be turning in their graves! And still no arrests after multiple acts of treason against this country and its citizens and president!

      Liked by 7 people

    • vml9000 says:

      You are so right! I hate when they misuse such important words. I believe General Flynn was spied on by a secret government spy system called the Hammer. Dr. Dave Janda, did several interviews with General McInerney, on his show Operation Freedom, where Mcinereney as far back as 2017 began exposing the Hammer. It turns out it was one of Obama’s favorite toys and not subject to any government restriction what so ever. Sydney Powell brought up the Hammer twice when charges against General Flynn were first dropped by the DOJ. Once Judge Sullivan began playing games, she never mentioned it again. I believe that we will hear a lot about the Hammer when Flynn is completely free. I think it is a very big deal.

      Liked by 10 people

    • Joyce M says:

      Thank you for reminding me that Flynn was the TARGET and as such he was NOT unmasked! I need to go back and re-review that information from Sundance. We tend to fall back into old habits over time.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Will Hunt says:

      Exactly correct. The only way to convict these miscreant felons is to back them into a corner and trap them there. If they are given a nanoliter of breathing room they’ll slither through untouched

      Liked by 1 person

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      FLYNN WAS unmasked though….
      just not on the Dec 29 call.

      The “list” came from the NSA and were requests TO THE NSA to unmask certain SIGINT.
      (See pg 2)
      THIS “list” is sorted by when the unidentified US citizen came back with
      result = FLYNN

      Click to access 2020-05-13%20ODNI%20to%20CEG%20RHJ%20%28Unmasking%29.pdf

      The importance is that the outgoing Obama Administration was making huge numbers of unmasking requests (recall Samantha Power >200 requests alone) and may have been making them earlier than that.

      WE HAVEN’T SEEN the whole list of unmasking requests and more importantly,…
      What names came back

      Grassley/Johnson have requested to Grenell/Ratcliffe the declassification of the entire unmasking request list for calendar year 2016.

      “Unmasking” is an important piece of the puzzle.

      Liked by 5 people

      • regitiger says:

        okay….hear me out.

        when letter go to NSA for unmasking…that means directly there is KNOWLEDGE that these people are being surveilled.

        How did they know?

        under what program?

        if it wasn’t title 1 Fisa, then pen and trap?

        same questions apply: HOW WOULD THEY KNOW?

        see the problem..

        it’s not merely that a “unmask” occured, but THREE THINGS:

        a. what was the predicate to initiate spying?
        b. what legal authority was used and who signed off (NSA DOES NOT SPY ON EVERYONE….more precisely, it DOES NOT allow willy nilly queries unless there is a open investigation formal, whether fisa OR NOT!…so what legal authority was being used to gather up this surveillance against SPECIFIC TARGETED PEOPLE?
        c. Given the names that pop up (thanks Grennel!), HOW WOULD THEY PEOPLE KNOW about the spying?

        we have never had any of these critically important questions answered….we may never have them answered…but we should be making this the highest priority…

        there has never been a crime of this scale and impact in the United States. It stands alone as the single most powerful conspiracy to ruin a presidential candidate and later to drag him down through smearing and shampeachment.

        All based on a fraud,with intent, and calculated.

        we NEED these answers.

        you KNOW why we need these answers?

        because when Barr/Durham pull up short and do nothing..which is exactly is what is going to happen…then


        and we will then take matters into our own hands and pass justice out to those that attempted to destroy our nation.

        this annoying pandemic and protest will pale in comparison to what is being planned.



        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          If those being surveilled are foreigners then it’s all under 702.

          Could have all been collected under the Carter Page FISA then everyone but CP is masked.

          Review Devin Nunes in Mar 2017
          (remember this was BEFORE anyone knew about the CP FISA)
          He says “INCIDENTAL” collection done “LEGALLY” (The CP FISA was legal as it was approved by the FISC)


    • ziegler von strahn says:

      The running narrative is that the Russian Ambassador’s phone was tapped. They were targeting him and picked up Flynn. That is incidental pick up. They unmasked him to confirm who the ambassador was talking to and it was game on from there.

      Liked by 1 person

    • mark says:

      reigitiger, I believe Sundance wrote of his belief that LG Flynn was the subject of a Pen Register by obama. That’s why there is no original 302 and would be a direct link to obama.
      Please correct me if I’m wrong but I remember reading that here.


    • Mello says:

      Flynn spying = HAMMER

      Brennan and Clapper used THE HAMMER to spy on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 159 Article III judges, FISA Court Presiding Judge Reggie Walton, members of Congress, Wall Street executives, Rudy Giuliani, Lt. General Michael Flynn, Donald Trump, Trump Tower, multiple Trump businesses, and members of the Trump family, according to Montgomery. Montgomery asserted that Brennan spied on Donald Trump because the CIA feared Trump. According to The Whistleblower Tapes, Brennan and Clapper wiretapped Donald Trump “a zillion times.”

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      • vml9000 says:

        I remember when the Hammer was first exposed by Lt. General McInerney and an Admiral, whose name escapes me at the moment, I was very excited to learn about it, and yes, I remember that Montgomery was a principal creator of the program. It had some connection to the Patriot Act and was supposed to be used against foreign purveyors of terrorism, not American citizens. It was not used illegally until around 2008 when Obama and his Gang began using it as their own private spyware against their domestic political enemies. I also remember that after McInerney exposed the Hammer, he was basically 86’d from all the cable news shows that had previously showcased him often for his expertise, including Fox News, who had actually hired him as an expert. It was like…Poof Lt. General McInerney was gone!

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      Words Have Meanings! Thanks, reigitiger.


  6. MVW says:

    Without a media, exposing the traitors and sedition does nothing as Jane and John Doe won’t get the memo. The real Swamp is the Totalitarian Media, America’s Media has been destroyed and replaced by an Enemy Propaganda War Machine. This blatant coup attempt would never have happened if we had an American Media.

    It is as simple as that.

    Liked by 17 people

    • Snellvillebob says:

      Bill and Hillary Clinton were mashed by the Monica and half a dozen other “gates” they realized the power of the press. After leaving the White House he started Media Matters with financing by George Soros and put the maniac David Brock in charge of it.
      Now all the Fake News get their stories from them replacing AP and UPI. This is why on any given night, all the Fake News reporters use the same words and phrases.

      Liked by 5 people

  7. The first 12 comments have pretty well covered the needed ground; at least that’s my first reaction. Let’s go Tonto.

    Heigh-o, Silver! Away!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. We the People Know says:

    Is Strzok Memo The Rosetta Stone Of Obamagate?

    Credible speculation that Strzok’s notet taking about the White House meeting with Obama, Biden, Rice, Comey, Yates were taken while Strzok was listening, but he wasn’t in the Oval Office for the meeting. DID THE FBI BUG THE OVAL OFFICE?????

    “This is indeed heady stuff, as it is beyond reason to think that Strzok was an invited participant. The last thing anyone at that meeting would want is an independent account of what was said as they planned how to entrap one of the incoming president’s closest aides. Yet that does not eliminate the chance that Strzok benefited “”from some kind of surveillance technique to eavesdrop on the conversation, either with the knowledge of one person in the room or possibly with none. Of course it is scary to think that the FBI was wiretapping the White House, but they did it to Trump Tower, so who knows?”

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    • Joyce M says:

      We the people – not only did they “wiretap” Trump Tower, they DID wiretap the Oval Office. Remember when POTUS moved out of the White House for a couple of weeks while a “remodel” was done early on in his administration? Am I misremembering? I believe they had to “clean” the White House, probably from top to bottom, to make sure the surveillance activities had been nullified.

      Liked by 12 people

    • bonkti says:

      Dont forget “job applicant” Mueller “forgetting” a phone in the Oval Office furniture.

      Liked by 2 people

    • RAC says:

      If there was a bug in the obama White House that strzok was listening to, then it’s pretty certain that comey knew about it too.
      That could have made comey more guarded in his words, in fact he didn’t say anything controversial in strzoks notes. Early cya?

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      • joebkonobi says:

        I think it was important that Comey said Flynn’s calls with the RA seemed legit. If they were legit why did they continue pursuing Flynn under the Logan Act?

        Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines and up to 20 years in prison and it refers to the act of inciting revolt or violence against a lawful authority with the goal of destroying or overthrowing it.


    • Peppurr says:

      Thanks for posting this.


  9. Susan Harms says:

    Sean did not interrupt excessively. And Grenell is practiced at talking over someone who is trying to interrupt. He is a great interview.

    Liked by 9 people

  10. lambgraham says:

    Grenell, Sydney Powell, Fitton, Solomon, Bongino, and Last Refuge are true Patriots.
    The Heads of the Senate Committees have betrayed the President and American People.
    Pompeo sits on his ass at the State Department that Soros has run for years not releasing evidence that Fitton has requested for years.
    Barr comes to a gunfight with a water pistol. Wray’s FBI has gone from G Men to G irlie men.He should have had undercover agents in BLM and Antifa years ago instead his agent are kneeling to them.
    Ratcliffe has killed Grenell momentum.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. RJ says:

    I’ve got three (3) simple questions:

    1. How do those who work in Washington, DC, those people who work in “government” make the really big bucks, those millions when on a salary of less than $200k per year?

    2. Where is #2 in al-Qaeda. Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri?

    3. What is Bowe Bergdahl doing since his dishonorable discharge?

    A bonus question if desired: When will Judge Sullivan sign off (if ever) on General Flynn?

    Liked by 3 people

    • sturmudgeon says:

      RJ.. seems to me you posted those questions quite a long time back… no answers yet?.. amazing, isn’t it?


  12. islandpalmtrees says:

    Two major questions:

    1) If DNI Richard Grenell could see the corrupt nature of the foot notes. Then so could the FISA Judges in the case of the Carter Page FISA warrant applications. Then why did the FISA Judges, sign the warrants?

    2) Carter Page worked for both the CIA & FBI, prior to taking his position on President Trump’s team. Are we to believe, that the CIA & FBI did not check their personnel databases, prior to signing the first FISA warrant on Carter Page?

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    • RJ says:

      Chief Justice Roberts aka “pretzel boy” is too proud, too arrogant, too narcissistic to allow such disclosures and open attempts at restructuring the FISA court–plus holding the FBI accountable. At the country clubs within the orbit of Washington, DC, most of the time one plays golf within a foursome, meaning Roberts has to have others if he wants a good tee time, etc. The big shots play together and discuss “things” with each other…

      As to Carter Page and your rational question that any first year investigator would ask, the CIA and FBI knew exactly who Carter Page was and how they were going to use him via the FISA warrant. Page was to be a “carrier” of the virus they intended to employ to take down Trump and his administration.

      Obama’s natural gifts also included finding the “right people” he could count on to do his dirty work, anytime, anywhere, by any manner. Not sure of my last comment?

      Take a look at Susan Rice, the liar of Benghazi. Note how she still presents herself: No shame in that broad! Too bad it wasn’t one of her very, very close family members that got killed over there at the compound defending fellow Americans. She is a disgusting piece of ugliness!

      Liked by 5 people

      • RAC says:

        “Obama’s natural gifts also included finding the “right people” he could count on to do his dirty work, anytime, anywhere, by any manner.”

        Epstein might have helped him draw up the short lists with “suitable” candidates.


    • Hans says:

      Do you ever wonder why Carter Page has never suit the government for the FISA abuse..

      The logical answer … he was a plant.. he was in on it. Doing his duty.. he believed the CIA lies..

      Ever wonder why Sullivan call Flynn a traitor. Because he believed the CIA/FBI lies…

      Liked by 1 person

      • regitiger says:

        it’s not been forgotten…no sir….Carter Page in all likelihood was a CHS asset provided to the EFFF Beee EYE…courtesy of the See Eye Ahh.

        he was a spoiler….and when his real purpose for uncovered, he hoisted up a standard “poor me” media blitz.

        I wasn’t buying it then, and I don’t buy any of it now.

        this was a widely distributed covert conspiracy that have many layers and contigencies.

        we got ears on Mr. Page. Lots of them….


  13. AnotherView says:

    Put him back to work as fast a possible…..he’s great at firing people.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Dennis says:

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    Submit your email address here for Whitehouse updates:

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  15. Jan says:

    Why aren’t we seeing the Boasberg & Collyer FISA decisions/orders declassified so we can learn more about the FISA abuse & database abuse & what contractors were involved.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. trudytoo says:

    Has anyone looked into the reasons Obama levied the sanctions and expulsions in the first place? I’ve long suspected that they were deliberately used to trip up someone, hopefully Flynn, to provide a “legitimate” target to the cabal through the use of legal surveillance of foreign entities.


  17. RZ says:

    Mr Grenell is extremely intelligent, personable, and patriotic. Certainly, President Trump’s second term should utilize Mr Grenell’s many attributes by appointing him FBIs Director.


    • regitiger says:

      I don’t believe he can meet the criteria…criteria of course that is set by the senate. look at you mcconnell and camp!

      unfortunately, Grennell’s capacity to roll over the bureaucracy and gets facts straightened out as over.

      there just aren’t that many opportunities to place him in serious positions of power as “acting” anymore…

      counting on Ratcliffe to deliver is probably the best we can hope for at this point.

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  18. kleen says:

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  19. Lucille says:

    Watched the vid just a few minutes ago. It had only 3272 views and a mere 37 Likes! So click on through to the YT, rate it, then send the vid to everyone on your email list…especially those who don’t have a clue of who Ric is or what he did for our nation

    Ric is so sharp, well-spoken. I’m sure he knows a lot more than he can tell at the moment.


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