Sally Yates Testifies to Senate Judiciary – Main Justice Deflects, Pointing Fingers At FBI…

The Senate testimony of former Deputy AG Sally Yates is ongoing. So far the Yates responses to questioning are predictable in the extreme.  [The Mistresses of Mirrored Halls – 2017 ]

It was always visible that when the Main Justice small group would be questioned they would deflect accountability by pointing blame toward the responsibilities of the FBI. That is exactly what Sally Yates is doing.

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617 Responses to Sally Yates Testifies to Senate Judiciary – Main Justice Deflects, Pointing Fingers At FBI…

  1. johnnyfandango says:

    When Ms Lindsey exonerated Yates in his opening remarks, that was it for me. He’s such a spineless blowhard. Only a handful of the GOP were prepared.

    Macedonia content farmers and a 100K buy of Facebook ads by supposed Russians may be ”interference” but didn’t change any of the results of the election. I would argue and it’s been proven that Google search results changed more votes than Russian Facebook ads.

    It has not been proven that Russia intel hacked and stole the DNC emails. The DNC servers were never examined by the FBI because they didn’t want to have to report on the results. The President of CrowdStrike said there was no evidence that Russians hacked the servers and a former FBI IT expert also has contrary evidence of a ”hack”.

    I would have preferred if the GOP proceeded with the same tactic as the D-Rats used during the impeachment hearings and hired the Trump Legal team as aids to the GOP Senators and allow them to question Yates. At least there would be accurate real time cross examination based on Yates’ responses against the discovered facts. They would twist her into a southern pretzel. Yates’ innocent and helpless Southern debutant act fools no one. She’s as greasy as all of the Obama-ites. Evil wears a smile too!

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    • John OB says:

      It appears that Mr. Lintzzy was steering Mizz Sally’s bus as he did Mr Rozzy’s bus and it’s headed right at the Comey homestead.

      Put another way, Mr. Lintzzy is taking Mizz Suzzy’s Inauguration Day CYA denouement to heart, pointing the finger and whistling at the tall man.

      So far this cutezzy sack of blustering sh^t is carving out protection for the top DOJ and Obama himself–they all were in on the conspiracy.

      If his dead letter committee is going anywhere? it would only be to set the stage for the FBI taking the fall.

      Sidney Powell pointed out yesterday:

      Any good lawyer would not have signed their name on the verified FISA because it had no first hand statement by anyone having personal knowledge of any wrongdoing. Their was no probable cause, but Yates signed it anyway and probably never read it.

      Yates was in the January 5th meeting and knew the Logan Act wouldn’t fly, and Peter Stzrok’s notes indicate her presence in a conversation with the FBI about the Flynn/Krysliak call being legit.

      After Yates was briefed by the FBI that they thought General Flynn did not lie in his interview, she went to the White House twice on the very next day, and again the following day and tried to get Flynn fired.

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      • yy4u says:

        johnny and John,
        I don’t think the RINOs have any idea what’s going to hit them when POTUS is out of office, hopefully in 2025. We need them now, but when we no longer need the ILLUSION that they are not with their Democrat and Globalist Establishment buddies, the GOP is history just like their predecessors the Whigs.

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      • deeperinfo says:

        “no first hand statement” a very key point you raise…

        If they bothered to read the document, and think; it should have (would have) occurred to them as basic training.

        If all Yates was required to do is make sure the signatures are in the right boxes and sign on the line, why was Yate’s position required at all. The person who reviewed the file (McCord?) is not the person in authority (Yates). Yates effectively delegated her authority.

        What does authority really mean? What does taking responsibility really mean?
        “I did not read it” is not an acceptable excuse for signing a major legal document with fraudulant errors, when those errors are evident on the face of the application.

        Her reviewing aide was either incompetent or corrupt. That does not matter. Yates did not do here job.

        A person signing a document as the legal authority has an obligation (in reality and common sense) to actually read the document, and think. If legally untrue, then the rules governing the DOJ need to be changed.

        Dang, who would NOT read every word if you were given a warrant application that said a member of a Presidential campaign was conspiring with Russians to interfere in the election. That would be white hot news to anyone, yet a top DOJ official yawns and rubber-stamps??? I’d read it three times at least and be hard-pressed not to share with someone (with proper security clearances).

        Fishy

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        • bruzedorange says:

          How much could I get paid to sign and not read?
          I guess the “marketable skill” is in knowing what not to read.

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        • Right to reply says:

          We know she’s lying.

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        • bonkti says:

          She contends that her signature was like that of the mailroom clerk or doorman who accepts a package for you..

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          • evergreen says:

            Signed away someone’s 4th Amendment rights. Penalty ought to be commensurate with that harm.

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          • bruzedorange says:

            That’s actually a great way to start the conversation about Obamagate!

            Anytime you have to sign for something, just mention that “This is all it takes in Washington to invade your privacy, unearth all your records, and spy on you, anyone in contact with you, and anyone in contact with them. Yep… as simple as what I just did. Your Constitutional rights… POOF!”

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      • Zimbalistjunior says:

        Let’s not forget that this was not an ‘ordinary’ FISA. This was connected to a federal election. It requested permission to surveil a campaign and then a presidency.
        The only closest occurrence in american history is a botched break in to DNC HQ. Which led to years of investigations, convictions and resignation by a President.
        So ya it was kinda a big deal. Big enough that the doj et al should have taken a bit of care before application etc.

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      • MJJ says:

        Notice she did not Offer and was not Asked what Lawyer she was talking to in her Office on the FISA Warrants and this was by 3 Senators. They never asked who was that Lawyer you discussed and briefed Yates about the FISA and Investigations. Some senator has to what One Congressman did to USAG Barr and begin their Question withe this statement before the Question, “Under The Penalty Of Perjury”, Please Answer My Question With Specifics? This way the Witnesses are reminded they are Under Oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee and make sure they know the Committee is doing what the FISA COURT FINDINGS are asking why Someone or Many Lied to the Federal Court?

        So far, Comey, Clinesmith and Ohr have been named by Committee and responded to by Yates as going Rogue? More to come!

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Remember, LG was all in favor of MR. MUELLAR.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Graham DOESN’T want to truly “get to the bottom of it”, cause to do so would reveal his and Congressional Republucon leaderships (along with Dem leaderships) ACTIVE involvement in the coup attempt.

      So, he is doing the typical “investigate to exhonerate”; not actually revealing anything not already known. Not asking the key questions that NEED to be asked an answered, playing ‘kabuki theater’ by having at least ONE ‘soundbite’ that he can used as ‘free media’ to decieve voters.

      The investigation is conducted by Republicons, of Democrats, so that at the end, when no one is held accountable, the Republicon base will buy the lie they are spewing.

      They isolate those things which MUST NOT BE REVEALED; Exposing the Uniparty complicity, and in this case continueing to promulgate the lie that Russia “hacked the election”, and trying that old saw, that this was perpetrated by a small, rogue group in FBI leadership.

      Hey, it worked for IRS/Tea party, why not at least TRY it?

      The Binney material refutes the Russia myth. The notes showing Biden came up with Logan act, dispute it was rogue elements.

      And, the Wolfe leaking and coverup points just as clearly to CONGRESSIONAL, ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT, from early on in the coup attempt.

      Start picking at that scab, and stay at it, and the Uniparty will be revealed.

      Wolfe didn’t threaten to subpoena DEMOCRAT Senators, he threatened to subpoena ALL the Senators on the SSCI.

      THAT is a ‘tell’; he was signalling he was prepared to expose the Uniparty, hence his sweetheart deal.

      THIS is what ALL the ‘small group’ of Stroxz, Page, Comey, McCabe, etc. are holding as blackmail, unless they are protected.

      Notice involvement of Obama admin is “already out there” with notes from Jan 5th Oval office meetings.

      And yet obsfuscation, delay of Justice, book deals and nice jobs for small groups continue?

      Because the power they have been protecting, and enjoying the protection of, is NOT Obama and company.

      Its CONgress, and particularly the Uniparty. After all, to the current Dem base, participation in a coup attempt against PDJT is a big plus, and the base would only be upset it was unsuccessful.

      However, if it is exposed to the 96% Republican base that strongly support PDJT, that,Republicon Congressional leadership had actively participated in the coup and coverup, the leadership would be lucky if they were ONLY voted out, rather than being hung.

      And, without the Uniparty facilitating the leftward drift of our nation, while proclaiming opposition, the Swamp is busted wide open.

      Republicon/decepticons are like stealth aircraft. Take away the stealh, and its just another airplane. Expose the Uniparty, and they lose their credibility to speak for Republican voters, their power to enable the Dems to transform America.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        thoughtful comment, and its obvious they are trying to give Clinesmith the 30 day spank with no jail time becuase of covid.

        ———————–

        i want to run an idea by you – and get you idea on something better maybe.
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        Come 08/15 if we dnt have results, should we go to our local sheriff offices and give them the articles from this website? get support for the coming civil disobedience we must do to show we have no Representation.

        thoughts? additions?

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        • Donna in Oregon says:

          Yes. Bring donuts…..coffee would probably be appreciated. 🙂

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        • Dutchman says:

          I have long advocated giving people articles from this website, along with passing out business cards,with the web address, I call it
          “Prostelitising (?) for The Treehouse.

          I think we should always be giving them out, to ANYONE we feel might be receptive. I don’t know there is anything special about 8-15, so why wait?

          I would, however refrain from any mention of civil disobedience, even if ‘baited’.

          Firstly, do you know the true feelings and motives of those you are talking to?

          Secondly, the articles don’t need that kind of introduction or association.

          I give out Maganomics 101, and tell the recipient I had to read 20+ times, until I really understood.

          So, thats my .02 worth.

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      • Steve says:

        You can see as plain as the nose on your face that Swamp Rat Graham is sh@t scared. His demeanour is that of someone who is on the verge of being caught. I’ve said for 3and a half years that he is neck deep in this and I long for the day he goes down with the rest of the plotters.

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      • avocadodipp says:

        You are spot-on, Dutchman!

        Look at who was on the Gang of 8 starting 1/2/2017:
        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/02/united-states-national-intelligence-oversight-the-gang-of-eight/

        Sundance has the history of the Go8 all mapped out for us, too… good grief! What a bunch of snakes! Thank God for Nunes – the Wildcard!

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      • Craig Branham says:

        Maybe we should all write letters to the gang of eight that simply says “we know, and we will be watching.”

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      • evergreen says:

        If your thesis is true, then the democrats have a check-mate: divulge the ugly truth, out their republican fellow travelers, and the republicans up for re-election would not see favor at the ballot box. The democrats could tank the republican office holders this Fall and sweep both houses.

        Why would they turn down that possibility? Their allegiance to republicans may be slight, but I can’t imagine it’s that tight.

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        • Dutchman says:

          evergreen,
          Your still thinking R vs D, instead of THEM vs US.
          It takes a mental shift, to see it this way,…the Republicons are absolutely essential to the Uniparty, BECAUSE they present themselves as the ‘conservative alternative’ but always lose policy debates, they have enabled the policy agenda of the Uniparty to advance so far that drag queens story hour and post partum abortion are where we’re at.
          The Dems could have NEVER advanced such a ‘liberal’ agenda so far, without the willing participation of the Republicon decepticons.

          SEE the illusion; its just like WWE; “No, its NOT ‘fake’, heck he just hit that guy over the head with a metal CHAIR!”

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    • SanJac says:

      Ms Lindsey was not placed as the head of that committee for no reason.

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      • warrprin1 says:

        You took the words right off my keyboard, SanJac. If Mitch & close company wanted to unearth the truth for the American Nation, Graham would not hold the Chair position on this particular Senate Committee.

        Truth is, they know the truth, and they do not want the truth revealed to the American Nation.

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    • USA First! says:

      Is it any surprise that Lindsey is trying to cover his tracks in the coupe?

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    • The Gipper Lives says:

      Sen. Graham: “The Russians hacked the DNC server.”

      Translation: “If I don’t pretend it was the Russians and not Seth Rich, I’m dead meat.”

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    • Justicerequired says:

      Spot on!

      I was infuriated with Lindsay Graham’s opening statement.
      His hearings will all be a joke.

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    • Justicerequired says:

      Spot on!

      I was furious with Lindsey Graham’s opening statement.
      His hearings will all be a joke.

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  2. cantcforest says:

    From this thread, we have Ms. Yates saying 1) she didn’t read an important document, and 2) she did read an important document. Perhaps at different times TO CONGRESS. But that isn’t as big a deal as Flynn having conversation with some weasel lawyers who let someone who wasn’t party to the conversation write an account of Flynn lying.
    And no one is willing to hammer Ms. Yates until she is willing to plea bargain for a 5 year prison sentence? Would a fellow Treeper do a meme with me throwing my cane into the fire in Valley Forge on January 19?

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    • hanna693 says:

      For some reason, FOX radio is not covering the hearing and no mention of it. Is it because of Lindsay Graham. I will never register as a repub, they are a back stabbing, self-hurting group. They have all the evidence, I guess they have made some kind of deal. It is really quite disturbing, because President Trump has had to fight every day since he took office.
      President Trump gets nothing and does everything, we pay Congress millions to do nothing.

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    • evergreen says:

      4th Amendment stripping of Page by Yates. How does that not warrant a color of authority deprivation of civil rights?

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  3. GovLaw says:

    Just wait, given Saint Comey’s attitude since he was fired, maybe Obama gave him a pardon that has not yet been revealed? So the co-conspirators all blame Saint Jim and at the last minute he whips out his pardon? Might help explain Rice’s “by the book” email too. So everyone blames JC, he walks, nothing left. Nice.

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    • Hard to be pardoned Homey for deeds committed after 0 left office.

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    • Rob Allison says:

      Wouldn’t the DOJ know about that pardon if he was given one? If Barr is at all a good guy, then I would think this would have already come out. I don’t know if it’s possible to give a “secret” pardon that isn’t revealed until later. Interesting question.

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  4. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    Did I hear that right? General Flynn committed a crime by being conciliatory towards the Russians? Not wanting to escalate the situation is a crime? Was he supposed to send in the Marines instead?

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      Yes – flynn didnt encourage Russia to kill Americans so he should be prosecuted.

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    • hokkoda says:

      I’ve been joking since the transcripts came out that the Obama-ites freaked out because they thought they had planted this massive time bomb intended to blow up in Pres. Trump’s face…but Mike Flynn diffused the bomb in a single 5-minute phone call with the Russian Ambassador.

      There’s testimony by Comey and others that Obama told them to be on the lookout for Russian escalation. When their Evil Genius Plan didn’t produce the intended results, they freaked out.

      I think it was a sign to Obama, and the rest, that Trump was going to have an extraordinarily EASY time dismantling the Great Socialist Project. Just about everything Obama put in place, other than the ACA itself, and the illegal DACA, is largely gone at this point.

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    • msalicia56 says:

      I’ve wondered the same. Why would the Obama administration be upset that Flynn advised not to escalate? So did Obama hope for a big dust-up with the Russians? Why did noone even ask that question? I thought Lindsay was rater lame.

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    • msalicia56 says:

      I’ve wondered the same. Why would the Obama administration be upset that Flynn advised not to escalate? So did Obama hope for a big dust-up with the Russians? Why did noone even ask that question? I thought Lindsay was rater lame.

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    • msalicia56 says:

      I’ve wondered the same. Why would the Obama administration be upset that Flynn advised not to escalate? So did Obama hope for a big dust-up with the Russians? Why did noone even ask that question? I thought Lindsay was rater lame.

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      • They werent upset. It was a tactic in their insurance plan to try and kill the Trump presidency. All of this was created out of thin air to keep Flynn from becoming DNS and blowing the lid on the crap Obama had pulled during the last 8 years – Flynn knew where the bodies were buried and would have identified their malfeasance during the election about 2 weeks into his tenure.

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    • Amy2 says:

      He committed a crime by not bowing to Obama.

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  5. TwoLaine says:

    Nails on a chalkboard. Sally will probably look good in orange.

    #LockHerUp

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  6. loisplane says:

    I can’t help but view these proceedings through the “. . . there are trillions at stake. . .” lens.

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  7. WhiteBoard says:

    In summary

    Yates testified that the NSD lawyers and FBI lied to her. Lawyers include Boente, Carlin, McCord, and Laufman

    at 1 hour and 40 and 14 seconds – – Yates testifies the root was undercutting the obama adminstration and then covering it up. (Policy)

    2 hour and 40 mins – Yates testifies that Cruz was not surveilled – no one

    2 hour and 41 mins – Yates testifies Recording on Papdopulous.

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    • deeperinfo says:

      not a bad haul for a ‘useless waste as some say. Get in on the record.

      I suspect Lindsey is meek and mild as a comfort to the afflicted. He may not have all the facts or even all of the right motives, yet, not a bad haul for one day of testimony.

      Knowing your targets and the bureaucratic legalities leads to different strategies. They need to draw out comments; its an end game at play (Good Cop: Bad Cop).

      It’s great if she blames people for giving her bad info. It does not absolve her, but the testimony is against those who actively broke the law in this process. Unless you can prove she knew it was false it does not help to accuse without proof.

      And, yes, thy could have used attorney help to ask better followup.

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      • The Akh says:

        There is no way she didn’t know. We all knew the details of this 3 years ago. I’m sure Yates did also. Why didn’t she come forward immediately? Why did it take her 3 years to suddenly realize that she had been duped? That’s want an honest,principled, or innocent person does. But she let the Special Council roll without ever speaking up…cause she just wasn’t aware until recently? Total BS!

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      • Linda K. says:

        She is not signing for a delivery from Amazon. Yates was deputy A,G. and responsible for what she verified as true. No wiggle room there.

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  8. gary says:

    yates lied about flynn and sanctions.

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  9. Skidroe says:

    Very Elementary but they really do believe we are ALL stupid. They are still mentioning Russia,Russia,Russia and no one calls them out on it. Absolutely no evidence of Russia hacking anything but they still try to hammer that home. Again the amazing thing is no Republicans call them out on it. All I saw today was more evidence of the Deep State Uniparty!

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      • Right to reply says:

        Did you read what Montgomery said about Roberts and Scalia? Brennan/Clapper were spying on them to blackmail.

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        • vadrandma says:

          “Did you read what Montgomery said about Roberts and Scalia? Brennan/Clapper were spying on them to blackmail.”

          Maybe Scalia was a warning to Roberts? Sorry, but the circumstances of his death and lack of proper procedures have always bothered me. That was a great loss.

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    • Texas Rancher says:

      Absolutely, Skidroe!

      They keep yammering, “Russia, Russia, Russia…,” because they follow Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and other advice to the letter! They always have, and, once you learn those “Rules,” you know exactly what they’re up to. IF ONLY PEOPLE WOULD READ HIS BOOKS AND MEMORIZE HIS ADVICE! He believed in working mostly WITHIN THE SYSTEM. (To, “fundamentally transform it,” perhaps?) Hillary Clinton so admired him that she wrote her 92 page senior thesis at Wellesley on this Community Organizer!

      For instance, in this case the following advice (attributed to Vladimir Lenin and various other nefarious fellows) applies: “A lie, repeated often enough, becomes the truth.”

      Thus, “Russia, Russia, Russia…” Such an easily understood, easy to grasp explanation for the lazy, deluded masses! No need to trouble themselves or take time away from their next “selfie!” They’re eating Marie Antoinette’s “cake,” (burned scrapings from the bottom of the ovens) and don’t even know it!

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Grubered, we are!

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  10. jay says:

    whining whining…But why aren’t the Russians doing what we expect them to do…whining whining…. why aren’t they behaving as we expect them to… they should act this other way…why can’t we CONTROL them??….whining whining…. what is happening…i know, let’s blame….Flynn!

    BHO and team were duped by Putin and team. They were DUPED.

    Communist swamp creatures are a slippery and stupid bunch aren’t they?

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  11. Richie says:

    Graham is such a useless tool.

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  12. Linda K. says:

    Yates also said Flynn lied and admitted his guilt twice, but the original 302 says the FBI agents questioning him did not think Flynn lied. I believe she did have the original 302 and it is missing now?

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  13. Issy says:

    I watched the hearing. I don’t think she should have been allowed to testify remotely. It just throws the whole effort off, in my opinion. The committee also had agreed to limit questions to only a couple of areas. Reminds me of Hillary setting limits on her cooperation with the fbi interview on the email server scandal.

    I don’t believe she gave a straight answer to anything other than “Comey Did It.” She rambled on quite a bit using up the time and constantly tried to confuse the listener on what was an intel investigation of the Trump campaign and when it became a criminal one. The fisa warrants were to get evidence on Cater Page as being a Russian agent, please!

    She made many references to Flynn lying to the fbi and to the VP and then lying some more to cover it up. There were numerous references to the Russian hacking the DNC, and she stated this was to help Trump win. Nobody followed up on how she knew this or the new evidence brought out in declassified info showing Flynn was set up and framed.

    She attempted to smear Papadopoulos again by inferring a nefarious connection between him and the Russians., but Lindsy did correct her on that.

    Bottom line; the doj did everything properly, Flynn is a liar and the Russians helped elect Trump. Any questions, the republicans didn’t have many.

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  14. Richie says:

    All Obama administration staff should be spied on

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    • bruzedorange says:

      Yeah, but who would we leak the findings to?

      Nah, we gotta do this the hard way… the right way—from the grass roots up.
      Before November, we have to educate & convince our friends and acquaintances… absorb the “tin hat conspiracy” jibes… ignore the eye rolls… and keep coming back with the truth.

      The first step to becoming convinced of something is rejecting it. If they care enough to reject what we say and argue, they’ve become engaged. And that’s what we want. Christianity is filled with testimonies of people who set out to prove Christianity or the Bible are not true… and became followers of the Truth Himself.

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    • deeperinfo says:

      Since there is a grand jury and special prosecutors investigating documented illegal access to the NSA database and falsification of evidence to the FISA court, in conjuction with potential foreign interference, doesn’t that mean they would have proper predicate to open a counter-intelligence investigation (DCSA to avoid the FBI)?

      So, from your lips [back in time] to Durham’s ears…

      President Trump says we caught them: maybe the Conspirators were talking before they realized someone was on the them, and one thing we have learned, the FISA warrants go back in time and have two-hop provisions.

      Cuts both ways.

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  15. Skidroe says:

    There is something REALLY BIG being hidden that we don’t know about yet. I can feel it deep inside myself. EVERYONE seems to be walking on egg shells. Scared to death! They have all been blackmailed, involved with insider trading, pedophiles, or maybe drug running. Maybe all of the above. You can tell they are hiding something BIG.

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  16. Linda K. says:

    Lindsey’s friend John Mc Cain had the dossier and supposedly gave it to the FBI. I’d be surprised if Lindsey knew nothing about the origins of the dossier right from the start.

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  17. kleen says:

    Ivan Pentchoukov
    @IvanPentchoukov

    People who don’t want to be accused of conspiring to coordinate testimony write books.

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  18. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Real Senator Such and Such: “Ms. Yates……did you do X?”

    Ms Yates: “The Inspector General found that I did not do X”

    Imaginary Senator Such and Such: “I didn’t ask what the IG FOUND you did….I wanna know whether YOU DID IT.”

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      and the IG was limited to the DOJ owner at the time – which was Mueller/Weisman, they would determine what was relevant or not.

      Sundance proved Mueller was running the DOJ via Boente as of June 2018

      so the IG not finding shit and being the supporting words from yates is HORSESHIT COUP

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  19. WhiteBoard says:

    go to hour 3 and nine minutes.

    I want you to listen to the FEAR in Yate’s voice about another investigation

    come on dan ! compile all my notes and make clips for your show!

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    • Don’t hear it. Can you be more specific?

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    • FrankieZee says:

      Why the hell did they take the cameras down? It would have been great to see her face at the end.

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    • Sparky5253 says:

      Yes, she’s terrified. Miss Lyndsey already has the answers to all the questions he asked Yates. Lyndsey is trying to get her to perjure herself. Plus, he was pretty vicious when he got Yates to say that those who committed any wrongdoing should be held accountable….and that includes her too. Yup, Yates is filling her pants as she speaks.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Disagree. I hear deflection, intransigence, and ego. Until I hear all these perps crying for mercy, I won’t believe they have any fear or accepted any responsibility. And I hope there’s no mercy for them.

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    • evergreen says:

      2:29
      So much crap.

      What is the point of her signature if the FBI is the responsible authority? The last signature would be the FBI entity which attests to the application’s validity.

      She signed off on something that she NOW claims she would not do today. That is prima facie evidence that she did not perform her critical supervisory function: attest to veracity.

      Just because supervisors and responsible authorities delegate the leg work to subordinates and sign for their work with a rubber stamp does NOT relieve the supervisor of ultimate liability. In fact, it does the opposite. It focuses liability upon the supervisor, because the supervisor is the only party who can rein in an irresponsible subordinate. Note the relative terms: supervisor, subordinate. One has power, the other is the underling.

      She wants to grease her way out, but there is no just way out. The only way she gets out is if good people choose to be derelict in their duties.

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  20. dunewall says:

    Listened momentarily to Yates. Long enough to hear her lies (we have seen the transcripts) and the demorats designed sound bites. What I missed is was she sworn in or is this just another dog and pony show with lying the norm. Hope she is one of Durham’s targetS since she signed off on one of the FISA applications.

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  21. sunnyflower5 says:

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  22. JCscuba says:

    Yates has entered a plea bargain and will testify under oath next week. Shey can’t lie as Lindsey Graham has all the documents she and Comey had previously signed.

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  23. California Joe says:

    Having worked for the US Attorney’s Office for many years I can assure you that no federal prosecutor would sign-off on a search warrant for a federal judge without personally VERIFYING EVERYTHING contained in application and affidavit! Typically, every document cited would be examined by the prosecutor who would then question the agent or investigator in depth about every single detail!

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  24. California Joe says:

    Having worked for the US Attorney’s Office for many years I can assure you that no federal prosecutor would sign-off on a search warrant for a federal judge without personally VERIFYING EVERYTHING contained in application and affidavit! Typically, every document cited would be examined by the prosecutor who would then question the agent or investigator in depth about every single detail!

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    • Ninja7 says:

      California Joe,
      HOW about an ideologue Federal Director ? Just asking.

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      • California Joe says:

        It’s the job of the US Attorney’s Office to verify everything that the agents provide and they do except in this case! Why? It’s called deliberate IGNORANCE and passing the buck should not get anybody off the hook.

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  25. Hans says:

    Anyone else get a chuckle at the close of today’s hearing..

    Ms Linsey saying what they were going to investigate next..

    remember Phase 2…….. I ..have no reason to think most Senators care..after the testimony and questions today.. more a dog and pony show for everyone but us Treepers.

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    • Papoose2007 says:

      I’d like to know why he’s so darn sure that Yates and Rosenstein were not aware of the bogus dossier. Much like himself, I guess.

      Here’s the Deal: You, me and he had no idea whatsoever that the dirty dossier was a tool paid for by the DNC/HRC to stage a coup against our President. Right?
      Yes, Sir. The 3 of us had absolutely no idea.

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  26. bulwarker says:

    I’m sick of the kabuki, so done with the GOP.

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  27. islandpalmtrees says:

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  28. noswamp says:

    Lindsey states clearly that he does not believe that Yates or Rosenstein had any intent to mislead the FISA court. WOW. I listened to 7 minutes when I heard that, goodbye. This is a sham hearing.

    The Senator has betrayed his President, his state and the country.

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    • bruzedorange says:

      Definitely playing the good cop, if any cop at all.

      Aside from begging the election year comparison (“See how polite we are when we’re cross-examining a witness?”)… I wonder if Graham’s public assurances that he knows Yates and Rosenstein didn’t knowingly blah-blah-blah, is intended to make the other conspirators think Rod & Sally are cooperating with Durham’s investigation?

      Could someone with the appropirate legal experience weigh in on how that might shake the tree for future witnesses before the committee—or before Durham’s grand jury?

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  29. janjan says:

    Dang kleen,now tell us how you really feel 🙂

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  30. Someone please convince me today’s hearing was NOT a waste of time.

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  31. Nan says:

    Lindsey Graham identified who will be charged – not sure with what yet – Strzok, McCabe, and Comey, certainly not Rosenstein or Yates- too close to Obama and Hillary. Question is will these three take the fall?

    As they say, there is no honor among thieves and the above named treasonests and many others attempted the biggest theft in American history – to steal the election of a United States President!
    Hope this old adage proves true and they all turn on each other.

    Ms. Yates, you are a classic picture of the Emperor who Had No Clothes – lies, deceit, and arrogance did not cloak your guilt, but revealed it.

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  32. islandpalmtrees says:

    Sally Yates, was to busy to call the FBI and CIA. Hello, this is the acting AG. Did Carter Page work for the both of you for 20 years? Were both the FBI and CIA personnel Databases “dysfunctional for two and one half years”? – Before Signing The Carter Page FISA Warrants.

    “Treason!” President Trump Lashes out at Obama, Biden as Sally Yates Testifies on Carter Page FISA Warrants
    By Cristina Laila
    Published August 5, 2020

    Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified that she reviewed the first and second Carter Page FISA warrants “in their entirety” before signing them.

    Yates said that that she would not have signed off on the surveillance of Carter Page if she knew what she knows now.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/treason-president-trump-lashes-obama-biden-sally-yates-testifies-carter-page-fisa-warrants/er

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  33. Alexander Bocephus Hamilton says:

    Sally Yates has a vey punchable mug, does she, not?

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  34. NYKelly says:

    Since according to all these FBI, DOJ officials and the Dems in Congress, nothing was done incorrectly or illegally against Trump and his admin, Trump ought to come out and say he’s directing his Admin to use what was done to him as a playbook to ensure Biden is on the up and up and nothing nefarious is happening between him and China.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I really like that idea, especially if said in those exact words, even if it’s just to see the reaction.

      (TIA, mods ♥ )

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  35. Right to reply says:

    RICHARD J. LEON United States District Judge

    MEMORANDUM OPINION
    [Dkts. ##7, 26, 27, 36]

    Plaintiffs, Dennis Montgomery (“Montgomery”) and Larry Klayman (“Klayman”) filed the instant action against three federal agencies—the Federal Bureau of Investigations (“FBI”), the Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA”), and the National Security Agency (“NSA”)—as well as seven current and former government officials—former President Barack Obama (“Obama”), Director of National Intelligence (“DNI”) Daniel Coats (“Coats”), former DNI James Clapper (“Clapper”), CIA Director Mike Pompeo (“Pompeo”), former CIA Director John Brennan (“Brennan”), NSA Director Michael Rogers (“Rogers”), and former FBI director James Comey (“Comey”). Compl. [Dkt. #1] ¶¶ 5-16. Plaintiffs allege that defendants have engaged in “ongoing illegal, unconstitutional surveillance of millions of Americans,” including high-profile Americans, such as the Chief Justice of the United States, President Donald J. Trump, other judges and justices across the nation, and prominent businessmen. Id. at ¶ 18. Plaintiffs claim that they, too, were targeted by this surveillance based on the fact that their personal and business computers and cell phones were allegedly “hacked” by computers used by the CIA, the FBI, and the Department of Defense (“DOD”). Id. at ¶¶ 43-48, 56-62. According to plaintiffs, the FBI, under Comey’s direction, sought to “cover-up” its wrongdoing by inducing Montgomery to turn over 47 computer hard drives containing evidence of the illegal surveillance. Id. at ¶¶ 28-37. They also claim that the FBI has refused to investigate plaintiffs’ claims or return the incriminating hard drives. Id. https://casetext.com/case/montgomery-v-comey

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  36. coltlending says:

    No ethical federal prosecutor….

    There fixed it for you.

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  37. Now that Yates has lied to Congress, what do we do about it?

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  38. DOJ blames FBI. FBI blames CIA. CIA blames DOJ. If I didn’t know better I’d think this circle jerk was planned.

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  39. Trygve says:

    Graham repeatedly states he wants to put this ‘puzzle’ together. However the puzzle he’s referring to appears to be this small, neatly contained mini puzzle within the grand puzzle. He’s trying to pin it on the FBI; Klinesmith, McCabe, Comey. Limited hangout.However, the scope of the grand puzzle is breathtaking, and much worse than we thought. Sidney Powell has alluded to it. They were running ‘billions off the books’. SD has been clear on it. Trillions are at stake. It’s not for nothing Hillary stated “we’ll all hang from nooses”. Graham won’t even be going here, because he’s got his hands dirty in Ukraine himself. Let’s limit this to some people at the FPI, and “mistakes were made”.

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    • Han Solo says:

      I’m with ya…bigger than most know…keep spreading the word, that’s what our job is. Some of us have been lucky to have been here, reading and learning for years…most aren’t so lucky to have stumbled upon here. But its our job to spread the word and parse it out for the simple and the blind.

      How do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time…

      (in the mean time, buy ammo and spend time at the range…love your fellow man and starfish)

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    • Everyone who is part of the coup, is trying to pin it all on the FBI.

      That makes Lindsey Graham a member of the coup

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  40. msalicia56 says:

    The reason some comments appear multiple times is because WordPress is so slow to respond that the commenter thinks something is wrong and clicks the “comment” button again hoping for a response that it went through.

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  41. Puzzled says:

    MSM has already spun the testimony, she is a heroine who reaffirmed Russian collusion, condemned Barr and proved Flynn should go to jail. The left don’t own the facts but they do own the media (all of it).

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    • Han Solo says:

      remember the pride before the fall? the rug that slips from underneath?

      let the msm dig the hole…soon there will be more to continue to discredit that narrative so that folks wake up…it won’t happen like Beirut, but more a slow burn like every other war…

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    • slopoke1 says:

      But you would be surprised how many people no longer believe the media and know they are fake news. And I am talking millennials.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      and why was that the first thing you would run to? like getting your teeth kicked in by them daily?

      its time to get ready for 8/15

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  42. joseywalesandtenbearsbarandgrill says:

    We’re going to need more rope.

    Judge Roy Bean: Trust in my judgment of the book. Besides, you’re gonna hang no matter what it says in there, ’cause I am the law, and the law is the handmaiden of justice. Get a rope.

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  43. Donna in Oregon says:

    Normally I would call this Senate Hearing debacle “cheap entertainment”.

    Nah,,not anymore…. these pr*cks have cost the American people a FORTUNE. There is nothing cheap about the BS these criminals cost us.

    Trillions $$$$

    Lying Ted Cruz, Miz Lindsay, and other assorted losers making ‘patriot’ noise. Giving optimists, the last sliver of ‘hope and change’.This is being talked about, in the public forum because the Swamp creatures are not going to prison This is not a criminal investigation. It is a collection of Snake Oil salesmen selling America a load of crap while the Swamp and the Deep State finish off the 2020 election.

    I keep reading/hearing people say that President Trump is going to win. Because mail-in votes are good and honest? OMG. That is how voting is conducted in Oregon.

    We wait around for the mail-in votes. OMG.

    In the real world, FACTUALLY: The statute of limitations EXISTS.. Federal = 5 years from the date that the crime was discovered.

    Why these Senate hearings matter at all is unfathomable……

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    • Ed says:

      I agree, but the unimaginable amounts of money isn’t even the real story. They are costing us our country, and heritage, selling it out from under us as we speak.

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      • walt39 says:

        “… costing us our country, and heritage, selling it out from under us …”

        THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

        And this is a big enough deal that about 100 conspirators better hope they’re getting fitted for orange suits within a couple of years because justice MUST be served one way or another and the rest are even less fun.

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  44. Patience says:

    “U.S. Attorney John Durham has uncovered “breathtaking” evidence about “corrupt” origins of the Russia investigation, according to President Trump.

    He told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday that he believes that the federal prosecutor is conducting a criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation that will show members of the Obama administration maliciously targeted him and his campaign.

    “We caught them spying. Now it’s up to our attorney general. As you know, I wanted them to do it. I didn’t want to get overly involved. ~>Maybe I should, maybe I shouldn’t, but I do hear it’s breathtaking what they’ve found,” Trump said. “That’s all I can say, breathtaking.”

    “And hopefully, it’ll come out soon. But it’s beyond what anybody ever thought even possible, how bad it is. How bad it is and how corrupt it is. But I’m going to let them do that. I’m not going to do that. It’s a horrible thing that took place, and it should never be allowed to happen to another president,” Trump said.

    Attorney General William Barr has said he would not wait until after the election to reveal the investigation’s findings. He recently said neither Trump nor former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, a target of the investigation. Still, Democrats have voiced concerns about the possibility of an “October Surprise.”

    The Justice Department has said “developments” in Durham’s inquiry are expected by the end of the summer.”
    ~Washington Examiner

    >Patience. Yes, Patience

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  45. mtk says:

    I am definitely wondering how much of the recent Judiciary Oversight is to create a false flag on what is hanging over the swamp’s heads per SD’s ‘out over the wire’ decisions.

    Meaning, the story is going to break, but the best narrative control is to attempt to misdirect from the central issue. In doing so crisis management sends the ‘big ugly’ reveal into damage control narratives. That seeks to strip away the impact and in the end are designed to lead away down a nothing burger rabbit hole.
    It is a two prong attack of disinformation.
    First, by shaping the narrative to express due diligence, and follwing up testimonial leads that in the end leads to, ” he said, she said” verbatim lawyers just live to misrepresent. The second goal then becomes obvious.
    By not talking about the tied together agenda, or goal.
    The net effect then becomes any time the argument of discovery then tries to revert back what is not being discussed. Those in MSMland, can them cite the due diligence that was designed from the get go to railroad the inquiry, as a settled nothing burger.
    Meaning just watch how the MSM will take narrative story lines engineering down a path, that moves the central observation away from orgination, only to end up with any attempt to return back to origination questions as being already investigated.
    The fill in the blank answer goal was thus already shaped by he false leads of discovery.
    Just saying, my meaning is certain truth objectives are going to come out, and to manage these, requires the bit part players to shape narratives that appear to follow a script that supports the underlying charges.
    Never, put pass the swamp to expose certain truths and ownership of wrong doing, only to find that after exhausted investigation much of what was postulated was designed to create an appearance of an investigation.
    The result, is once achieved how does the, “Big Ugly’ reclaim the high ground if the foundation was undermined subjectively by picking and choosing the battles being fought. Battles, which are being chosen in the MSM world with a goal of seemingly to support the ‘Big Ugly’ disclosure but are ULTIMATELY designed to discredit the foundation.

    Look i am realist, it matter not if this makes the CTH cut.
    I am just saying, ” The over the wire gambit has an emeny, most definitely and solely focused.
    My meaning is if SD’s ‘over the wire’ stated goal is going to come out. Then what we are witnessing in the MSM, is an attempt to co-opt the story line. Meaning, be prepared to deconstruct narratives that follow SD ‘over the wire’ upcoming disclosures because these story narratives are designed from the get go to Discredit his findings.
    My point being, the inception of what is a foot, what is to be ultimately revealed, is a known quantity.
    Thus never underestimate the swamp to steal a step ahead of it!!!
    Sundance, please… shatter this misconception. Ablitherate this falsehood. That is my pray for the day.
    God speed.

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  46. Fools Gold says:

    I grew up being told a busy hand is a happy hand. Sure hope you’re smiling 😊! Just the knowledge of the trip wires make me grin from ear to ear. Stay safe!

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  47. While some may think this was a waste of time, I think it was disastrous for Yates and if you watched her attempt to cross the minefield, you could see she knew when the explosions took off her foot. At a minimum she is now open to several charges. Lying under oath to Congress and a clear charge of obstruction…there is NO way she didn’t know that the dossier was a Brookings product paid for by the Clinton’s and the DNC. This will come out in the wash as people cut deals with Durham and team. If you have ANY doubts of this, look at her demeanor as she is asked about foreknowledge concerning the dossier. There is also NO way she didn’t know of Ohrs connection to Steele and the FBI, this will also come out as they give each other up…Yates is not going to be sleeping well tonight…the other thing is looking at Yates, I have No doubt she will cut a deal very quickly, she was very Shakey up there…

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    • FrankieZee says:

      If someone is going to cut a deal, there should still be prison time involved. It should go like this: Sally we know y There has to be a price paid for this. ou lied and we can prove it and here is just one of the pieces of evidence. If you are found guilty you will be serving 20 to 25 years in prison. If you are willing to work with us and tell us everyone involved in this coup, your sentence will be reduced to 5 years.

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      • daylight58 says:

        I like to consider the options presented by the “Deacon of the ‘dez” in Waterworld.

        First one who talks, lives.

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  48. Think about this: how could she believe her blackmail theory, if she hadn’t already discounted the possibility that Flynn had been involved in the hacking of the DNC? (Crossfire Razor)
    Follow me: if Flynn had been involved in the hacking of the DNC, Russia would have a lot more to blackmail him about than just a phone call after the election on sanctions.
    The only way the blackmail theory makes sense, is if you assume the collusion charges are bogus, and that Flynn/Trump were just reluctant to punish Russia, and get into an escalation, over something they didn’t believe the underlying intelligence on.
    In other words, Yates’ famous blackmail theory presupposes that there was no Collusion, only a Trump team that didn’t buy their hoax from stern to bow. And yet Crossifre Razor proceeded to interview Flynn under the theory that somehow the public denial of sanction talk (the Igantius Trap) was in any way related to Crossfire (Hurricane) Razor. It wasn’t!

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  49. Right to reply says:

    Do you know what I think?

    I think Brennan/Clapper used HAMMER to spy on EVERYONE, and I believe they created fake ID’S/NIN and spread it throughout those fake bank accounts for their buddies, and themselves.

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    • deeperinfo says:

      Sourced from TechnoFog

      Part One would Disqualify Sullivan as a Judge and assign to a different Judge.
      Part Two would Disqualify Sullivan as a Party.

      Part Two: If Sullivan is disqualified as a Party to the proceeding then he has no standing and his appeal of the Order is moot = Sullivan must carry out dismissal; Flynn Free!

      If only Part One = new Judge = must dismiss, Flynn Free!

      If neither, they go on…

      Trying to read tea leaves: So, sufficient number of Judges want to address if he Sullivan even has standing. Positive.

      Or, create an alternative to avoid deciding on the facts or law and simply send it to a new Judge to dismiss. Positive.

      Why would they ask these specific questions if they wanted to avoid these issues? Required by the briefs? A vocal minority? Or is it just judicial gaming and asking questions of both sides to provide CYA? If they were leaning to rule for Sullivan do they really need to address these as highlight issues?

      I think I like this news.

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