Richard Grenell Discusses Yates Testimony: “She got away with questioning yesterday”…

Richard ‘Ric’ Grenell appears with Liz MacDonald to discuss yesterday’s testimony by former Deputy AG Sally Yates.  Notice in the Yates testimony she defends the NSD lawyers; that would be David Laufman and Michael Atkinson, both part of the coup.

Grenell points to Yates effort in setting up the ridiculous case against Michael Flynn vis-a-vis the definition of “sanctions”.   Grenell notes the issues with Yates and then shifts to the issues with Susan Rice and connects the dots to VP Biden and how the overall administration was weaponizing against the incoming Trump team.

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On a semi-related note, today was simply an excellent day. The bridge between ‘phase-1’ and ‘phase-2’ has been identified and is blown away by the material. Good stuff. Be of good cheer.

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347 Responses to Richard Grenell Discusses Yates Testimony: “She got away with questioning yesterday”…

  1. S says:

    An excellent day calls for a drink for me, and another donation for you. Cheers.

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  2. Zorro says:

    David Laufman has been doing his thing for a very long time…and if you think he’s a Democrat you might want to think Uniparty instead. Hard to go up against these types with their years of experience and support structure.

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  3. littlebird160 says:

    Just another day doing the Lord’s work. State et fortiter in inceptum tuum redi. Thank you, Sundance.

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  4. SanJac says:

    It’s become too quiet since Mr Grenell left his post.

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  5. MaineCoon says:

    A ‘cable’ bridge?

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  6. tuebor says:

    Please keep the August 15th deadline.

    DC has mastered the art of delay.

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  7. mamadogsite says:

    Must see TV..Sunday night, 8PM Eastern time, Mark Levin has an exclusive with Bill Barr for the whole hour.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I had listened to Mark Levin for many years and generally liked him. I stopped when he trashed Trump from time to time on purity checks of one type or another. Now he’s mostly on the Trump train and I welcome it.

      Let’s see how good of a job he does to see if Levin is 100% on board. He should be able to elicit great information. Should.

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    • newbietreepper says:

      Barr was somewhere in Virginia and asked his driver to turn around when he saw a group of Back the Blue supporters and he got out to take pictures with them. I’m guessing it was from filming that show in the bunker.

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  8. islandpalmtrees says:

    End of the beginning

    It’s Happening: US Attorney John Durham has Requested to Interview Former Corrupt CIA Director John Brennan
    By Jim Hoft
    Published August 6, 2020

    It’s happening!
    US Attorney John Durham’s probe is nearing a conclusion. According to reports Durham was asked to interview former corrupt CIA Director John Brennan.

    On July 20, 2020, Joe diGenova predicted that Brennan will be the last one to be interviewed by Durham, after others cooperated, but that he will “take the 5th”.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/happening-us-attorney-john-durham-requested-interview-former-corrupt-cia-director-john-brennan/

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    • coolmamie says:

      Can you tell me how to post an image in a comment here?

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    • Dutchman says:

      The last one subpoenad, is the TARGET or more commonly “Subject” of the investigation.

      I KNOW, been there, done that, and NOT as an investigator!

      That said, if Brennan is anything, he already knows what everyone else has told Durham.

      Nature of a conspiracy. They will all ‘stick together’so long as they feel they can collectively blackmail TPTB (Uniparty) into buying their silence with protection.

      Once the percieve they have lost that protection, they will race to play “Lets make a deal”.

      Unfortunately, Lindseys performance with Yates is sending them a clear message, that their protection is still in place.

      Reveal the Uniparty complicity, and destroy the Russia narrative, expose that members of BOTH parties were exploiting contractor access to NSA database to ward off primary challengers, and it ALL falls apart. THOSE are the things they are hiding.

      ALL else can come out, including Obama/Biden involvement, and so long as no one is held accountable, the Swamp can “Live” with that.

      Typical Investigate to Exhonerate in action,…..so far.

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      • Amy2 says:

        The blackmail is important. Sticking together only works if you’re looking for a confession. Evidence (and there’s plenty of it) needs to get someone to start the Dominoes. Bring it!

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        • Dutchman says:

          Exactly. The prosecutors meet with the Defendant, and his lawyers, and ‘waive discovery’, laying out their case in detail.
          Then, they leave, allowing the client and lawyers to talk.
          “Your screwed, their is nothing I/we can do. You gotta make a deal, or your looking at long prison time!”
          Say the lawyers.

          Each affirmative act in a conspiracy, is a seperate charge, and we’re looking at 10 years for things like Obstruction of Justice, Perjury, etc.

          So, easy to get up to 140-200 years; every text message, email, meeting, etc. a seperate charge.

          And, like a landslide, once ONE low level conspirator breaks, the whole thing comes tumbling down.

          Thats why they CAN’T succeed, in “throwing someone under the bus”; Comey, McCabe, Stroxz,…these are NOT true ideologues, who are going to do many years in Prison, to ‘take one for the team’.

          They EXPECT and Demand to be ‘protected’; if they leave government, high paying jobs and book deals (compensation for job loss) lawfare representation in any legal cases against them, and NO serious prison time.

          As long as they recieve their payoff, they won’t flip. Once they flip one, its katie bar the door, as they race to make sure THEY, individually, have something to offer, in “Lets make a deal”.

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      • tojak says:

        Yes, the “target” is saved for last…The underlings have already sung their song and the investigator knows the answers to the questions he will ask the target.

        re: nature of a conspiracy : Legally speaking, it takes two or more persons to conspire… Brennan is under investigation for conspiracy to commit treason, and for conspiring to overthrow the government, there are other lesser charges pending…

        The interesting thing about Brennan’s situation is the fact that he is the only one known to be under investigation for Treason… But, if he is guilty of conspiring, there has to be one or more other folks involved in the aforesaid conspiracy. I hope we will find out who they are at some point in time.

        I suspect the “let’s make a deal” show is already in operation… most possibly comey… he will be singing his head off if he has any sense…

        As to ms lindsey… Yep, deep state now and forever… He (she?) just pretends to be “conservative” a couple of times before elections so the S. Carolinanians will continue to vote for him. Why they vote for him time after time, I just can’t figger out.

        Yes, a few underlings, possibly strozk and lisa page may go down… As to the big wigs, I can already hear the d.o.j. saying: “they made mistakes, but there was no criminal intent”, and hence no charges will be filed…

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        • Dutchman says:

          Firstly, I don’t know the basis for your assertion that “Brennan is the only one known to be under investigation for treason”?

          My reading of the legalities is that while what they did was certainly “treasonous and sedicious”, that they can’t actually be convicted of either treason or sedition.

          Their ARE plenty of opportunities to build cases of Conspiracy to commit all sorts of felonies;
          Obstruction of Justice, Perjury, Destruction of evidence/tampering, Misprision of Felony, Color of law violations,…

          And yes, a part of their efforts have been to look at these cases, as a lawyer, identify the KEY pieces of evidence you would HAVE to have to ‘make a case’, and disappear them.
          Like the original 302’s; without them, you can NOT prove, to a jury, BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, that stroxz/page altered, IN A MATERIAL WAY, the original 302’s.

          You have to be able to show the JURY, WHAT was materially altered.

          In every case, THEY have identified key evidence, and buried/hid it, or outright destroyed it, with thought, planning and intent.

          So, yes I can see “the plan” as to say “We do not have a good case. No ‘reasonable Prosecutor’ would indict.
          Can’t prove INTENT.
          This was a small, rogue group, working outside of and independant of Obama admin.
          With each potential defendant pointing fingers at the other, and us unable to show specific evidence to a jury of an individual defendants guilt, they all get off.”

          All EXCUSES, of coarse. Its firstly about WILL; if there is not the WILL to hold people to account, all the evidence in the World means nothing.
          I believe Sundances efforts are not merely to confront TPTB with evidence so they CAN prosecute;
          Its to confront TPTB with the evidence in order to ‘give’them the WILL to prosecute.

          By making it clear WE KNOW; We KNOW it ALL, and this time, ‘Investigate to Exhonerate’AIN’T GONNA WORK.

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          • tojak says:

            I can see, and I agree, Dutchman, that my statement was somewhat ambiguous…

            Perhaps it would have been more clear had I said that brennan is the only person that I personally have been able to identify as possibly being charged with “Conspiracy to Commit Treason”…

            Surely tho, you will agree that it takes more than one to conspire, so there are obviously others being considered for the same charge, if I am correct in my assessment of the situation..

            Perhaps you know who they are… If so, please let us in on the secret.

            And, while I fully agree they won’t be tried or convicted of sedition and/or treason, we will have to agree to disagree in our reading of the aforesaid legalities…

            I further disagree with your assertion that the “rogue group” was “working outside of and independant of Obama admin.” due to: virtually reams of prima facie evidence that has come to light and indicates otherwise.

            And yes, I agree that Sundance’s strategy is to put enough info out there that the d.o.j. won’t be able to “sweep it under the rug” to never again see the light of day.

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            • Dutchman says:

              I should have clarified; I think THEY are trying to sell the “rogue small group” narrative, as part of ‘Investigate to Exhonerate”, cause hey, it worked for IRS/Tea party.

              Not saying I buy it, or that anyone WILL, but they are pedaling, hard.

              I don’t think they can be proven, in a court of law, before a jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, to have given aid and comfort to an enemy, as defined by an act of Congress having formally voted to DECLARE war, which I believe is a practical, legal requirement for convicting someone of Treason, I THINK.

              BUT, there IS mountains of evidence, which they have assiduously been destroying, hiding, classifying etc. of NUMEROUS Federal crimes, and most definetly conspiracy to commit, which bypasses seperate trials, with each defendant pointing at others to create reasonable doubt with his/her jury.

              WE have to let them know, that WE KNOW, and it ain’t gonna work, THIS time.

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      • Kroesus says:

        Brennan was the manager for this VJ op. No way the lazy, indolent, fog induced dunce Ozero was the driving force behind this complex conspiracy. Claptrap is a follower and if you will remember Brennan was in the Administration before he was ODNI.

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        • Dutchman says:

          IMHO, the true INSTIGATORS, the PLANNERS, right in the beginning, had to think it thru enough to realise that ALL this illegality would be for nought, unless;
          A) They could insure a Democrat majority in the House, to initiate Impeachment. A Republican majority House could NOT initiate Impeachment.
          B) Grounds for Impeachment that would give Republicans in the Senate a POLITICALLY ACCEPTABLE REASON for saying they would vote to convict, in order to force PDJT ti resign.(Watergate 2.0 was the model. They hoped to not ACTUALLY have to VOTE for conviction, and go on the record.)

          They expected and workes hard to get PDJT to fire Mueller, so they could invoke “shades of Nixons Sat. Nite massacre” for that politically acceptable excuse.
          C) They had to insure not only a cover up/lack of accountability from DOJ/Justice, but ALSO that Republicons in Congress wouldn’t use hearing to EXPOSE this scandal, in order to exploit it for political gain, especially in the run-up to the midterms.

          The ONLY way they could KNOW, back in 2015-2016, that they had those three, key elements, is if Republicon Congressional Leadership was ‘on board’ is if the RCL were active participants from day one.

          I believe both Republican AND Democrats were exploiting the contractor access to the NSA database, as a way to protect themselves from being primaried.

          THIS is why Republicon leadership have fought so hard to block any reform of FISA,….AND why we have seen a # of long serving Democrats primaried by AOC candidates,….ALL since Adm Rogers shut down access to the database.

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          • ann says:

            Yes Dutchman

            It seemed to me that Graham was “leading the witness”.
            (got that from old tv shows LoL)
            Supplying Yates with the verbiage “Comey went rogue”, and not grilling her about DOJ’s deliberative process & routine errors and deceptions on FISC apps and renewals?

            Also, since when is it acceptable to authorize & vouch to the court such a package of concocted lies and conceal the tainted provenance and discredited status?

            Am I missing something ? Graham skirted around, avoided confronting her with the substantive evidence we have of her informed foreknowledge.

            Yates actively promoted the Clinton/Russian thesis while stalking the White House.

            Just like Comey, but WORSE, , what she did was a dominance power play, a partially articulated threat by using fake accusations to coerce a incoming administration.

            Do I have that right! Dutch?

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            • Dutchman says:

              I would say to HOBBLE an incoming admin. Ever watch a bull fight? First come the Piccadors, to stick these barbed spike sticks into the bull, to BLEED it, and WEAKEN it, so it has trouble holding its head up, so the matador can put the sword right over the head, and into the heart for the kill.
              Weaken the incoming admin., hitting them before they can even get settled in, with a public scandal.
              “Flynn lied to the VP”; “Trump admin in chaos, cause he doesn’t know how to govern, etc.”
              And, get Flynn out cause A) he would have cleaned out the hornets nest of the bloated NSC B) in the coarse of his job, he would have discovered the previous political spying and exposed it.
              Then appoint Mueller team to set up for the kill, by triggering PDJT into firing mueller.

              Which depended on the House going Dem., AND PDJT firing Mueller, giving Reps in Senate a politically acceptable reason to SAY they would vote to convict, in order to force PDJT to resign.
              While PDJT has acknowledged he totally underestimated the depth of corruption in the swamp, ..
              THEY totally underestimated HIM, and failed to KNOW their enemy. To this day, they regularly make it clear A) they have NOT read his books B) they STILL underestimate his intelligence, acumen and cunning.

              Its their hubris that is destroying them. They underestimate HIM, and they underestimate the American public.
              Oh, and Graham is doing exactly what he is intending to do,..just not doing it as well as Gowdy did.
              Reveal 90% of the scandal, in order to lend versimilatude, and keep the voters deluded, while keeping the 10% firmly concealed,…and “in the end, what difference does it make?” i.e. no one is accountable or responsible.

              The ONLY reason he is holding these hearings is because the FISA renewal, that they had managed (they thought) to negotiate through without substantive changes, failed to pass.

              So, after Graham has these hearings, he will draft a bill, supposedly making changes to FISA, to “insure abuse never happens again” while not ACTUALLY preventing access to NSA database for political purposes, and they will again try to renew.
              THIS time, the DAG and others who sign FISA warrants will have to sign a second document, affirming they actually READ the FISA.

              THAT will fix it,…yeah!
              In order to truly “get to the bottom of it” and “expose the abuse”, Graham would have to reveal that incumbents of BOTH parties were exploiting contractor access to the NSA database, to use against primary challengers, (IMHO) and that BOTH parties leaderships were equally invested in getting PDJT out of the Oval, so he wouldn’t expose this.

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              • ann says:

                Dutchman,

                Do you think it’s likely foreknowledge and intent is documented in the communication archives ?
                I’m refering to high command, Mueller, Yates, Rosenstein.
                I don’t recall a whiff of leaks about the backstage communications between, say Rosenstein and Mueller, or Yates and her JD henchmen Ohr and her head of NSi, Jacobi (?)
                Do you see that as an indication that top command is still taboo, or that their actions & communications are with held pending threats of indictments?

                There’s probably a Latin phrase that expresses succinctly what I’m trying to say.
                Truth is manifest through the outcome of their “unusual” actions. As in Yates stalking, disrupting and defaming the incoming WH in the first days of the transition.
                Or the preposterous suspicions and accusatory overreach during the dramatic performance we were treated to by her co-conspirators in CONgress.

                None of this content is directly mentioned by Grendel or Barr, but the connivance has always stiuck out like a sore thumb, IMO.

                Is this part of what Sundance’s posts are addressing, ( which I can’t claim to follow yetLoL) , ?
                The controlled “transparency “ Sundance explains had to be vetted or initiated by Mueller.
                The discrepancy between the small fry Klinesmith, Lisa page, etc.) and the vacuum surrounding the communications , etc of DOJ executives is quite disturbing.

                If the actual signer that decidrs to athoritizie and pursue this concocted pile of steaming BS sails through untouched, as has Hillary’s Clan, we won’t have a clean Justice Dept.

                The way I see it (no expert am I) the scofflawry in CONgress and their pals relies on mutual criminality.
                Like gangs do,
                For ex A dirty prosecutor could never take on a swamper, cause she’d be discredited and attacked by the yappping hounds of media,

                Thank you for the virtual tour inside the minds of these traitors . 🇺🇸🦅♥️

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                • Dutchman says:

                  There IS a latin term, that roughly translates to something like “guilty behavior is a sign of criminal conduct”.
                  Can’t recall, but I am sure some of our lawyers know it.
                  Basically, if you do conduct which could only be explained by guilt, it is evidence of guilt.

                  For instance lieing about meeting someone, when there is no INHERENT reason for lieing.
                  And there is LOTS of that, here.
                  As far as communications,…some like Stroxz/Page may have been careless, but at a certain point, most of the high ups probably knew to keep their conversations face to face, and preferably in a scif.

                  But, they also know that, despite what THEY did, the NSA database can ONLY (LEGALLY) be accessed for Counter-intelligence or Counter-terrorism investigations, AGAINST American citisens, anyway..NOT for Counter-coup investigations.

                  So, the NSA database can’t be accessed to see what Rosenstien said to Mueller, for instance.

                  There IS the access to records of government employees, communicating on government devices, in which there is legally no expectation of privacy, which is how they got Page/Stroxz texts.

                  But, I don’t think anyone is ‘sitting on’ recordings of McConnell and Pelosi and Ryan and Schumer, plotting.

                  Unfortunately, such conversations will probably NEVER come to light.

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                • ann says:

                  Thank you Dutch. 🌝
                  If something serous happened and I just couldn’t figure out what was really going on,
                  I’d be scanning the room for you.😂

                  Dutchman explanations are top notch, , 👍🏼

                  To paraphrase you”US citizens NSA access is restricted to counter intell /counter terrorism investigations.
                  can’t be accessed for counter coup investigation, ex McConnel, Yates, Rosenstein, Mueller, Etc
                  Not arguing w you, but their distinction seems irrational.
                  The Brits, Australia, Israel, Italy, Ukraine , EU are participants in this attack & subversion of our nation. Isn’t that counterintell ?

                  Foreign relations were damaged, visibly: Kerry with his Iran buddies , in general, their actions weakened our country . Damaged our “facet” prestige in critical trade negotiations w China..

                  These actions in toto penetrated our governmentt. Officials in a State, DoJ, DoD are compromised,.
                  Donors to Resist entities essentially fund riots, disinformation & Psy ops like crowd behaviour.
                  If, once again, these transgressions aren’t in counter intell purview, I’m wondering what the hell is?
                  To my mind, Nat sec laws were broken and foreign nationals worked hand in globe
                  There is no practicable difference between coup & countercoup. Why no NSA access ?
                  I’ve confused myself by arguing. Hahahaha

                  To reiterate, my posit is that The “coup” has broader international dimensions. Foreign relations are tainted, nations security.

                  in coverup and coup, so foreign nationals in coupconspiracy attacks the subvert our nation, That 2 hop thingy, should apply and inveigle coupstersv

                  Doubtless I’m all jumbled up. Why is it that ruling elites obvious crimes & group patterns of criminal behaviorn
                  Never fit into the tiny boxes of law? They sure don’t seem to have a problem stuffing outsiders in their boxes!
                  The progenitors of draconian drug laws, mass inceration, prosecutorial overreach, coercive ruinous plea bargaining and electronic felons tags deserve to experience the catch 22 they’ve subjected US too.

                  This evokes my libertarian leaning. 🇺🇸🦅

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                • Dutchman says:

                  At the very least, the database should be put in a time capsul, to be opened in 50-100 years,…

                  WHAT a rich resource for historians! But yeah, contemplating all the uses of the database, just convinces me more than ever that NO ONE should have access, its just TOO tempting.

                  They should dismantle the program, but they probably won’t.

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            • Dutchman says:

              By the way, when watching Congressional hearings, important to remember they are “made for T.V. events”.
              Remember when Agent Butterfield revealed, during Watergate hearings, that their was a recording system in the Oval office?
              Senator Erwin acted SHOCKED. He, all the Senators and staffers knew for MONTHS about the system.

              Point is, every question that gets asked, has been pre-approved by “councils” i.e. LAWYERS for bith parties, and been asked of witnesses, by the committee staff, PRIOR to the hearing.

              Its ALL scripted out ahead of time, and very few if any true ‘surprises’.

              And, the limiting of time is DESIGNED to prevent serious inquiry.
              Senators mainly use it as an opportunity, to campaign to their respective bases, NOT to “get at the truth”; in fact, generally thinking thats the LAST thing they want.

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              • ann says:

                Although too young for Watergate, the superficial go through the motions was deeply impressed onto me during the IRS targeting, the Libyan civil war ignition, etc.

                By the way, I ve come to loathe the term “gate”, because only NIXON & his go to Gus paid a price.
                Every gate since then is buried under the next round of carpet bombing of wrong doing.
                Imade me mad. Plonk time ago.
                It’s right in front of our eyes, yet the intellectual dishonesty persists.

                Now we have Riots and Democrats , my neighbors in S attle, still minimize and question.
                Jeez. 🤺🇺🇸

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Yes, they really refined the “Investigate to Exhonerate” during Obama,…overused it, and we all KNEW something ‘wasn’t right’ when we watched Fast/Furious, then IRS/TEA PARTY, ,….THEN Benghazi.

                  And COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED, without the willing cooperation of Congressional Republicon leadership.

                  The Mueller operation would have been utterly pointless, without assurances from day one, that Republicons would play along; guarantee the House flips in midterms, BLOCK Nunes, NOT initiate hearings about muh Russia, to use for political advantage in the midterms, protect the coverup. AND be prepared to say they would vote to convict on impeachment, IF PDJT fired Mueller, Rosie and Sessions.

                  The Republicons HAD to be fully on board, from day one: otherwise the whole muh russia/mueller fiasco is a fools errand, and none of the career swamp creatures would have been willing to risk it.

                  They HAD to know Republicons were on board, and would protect them, “should it all go off the rails”.

                  And you can BET Comey, Stroxz, McCabe, and Brennan all KNOW they were on board.

                  The reason, IMHO why the Wolfe story is so vital; it CLEARLY shows CONGRESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT with the SSCI telling Wolfe to (as directed by Mueller) leak the CP FISA app.

                  AND, Mueller acting to protect Warner, by giving him a “heads up”.

                  BUT, when Wolfes attorney told reporters he was planning to subpoena Senators from SSCI, he didn’t say Warner, or Dems on SSCI, he clearly said ALL the Senators on SSCI.

                  This wasn’t so they could give character references on Wolfes many years of service; thats for the sentencing hearing.

                  He was going to call them ALL as witnesses, so they would have to perjure themselves, denying that they had INSTRUCTED Wolfe to leak.

                  By specifying he would subpoena THEM ALL, he was threatening to expose the big secret; that Republicon Congressional leadership was actively involved in the coup, from day one.

                  Hence, Wolfe walks. IMHO, its not just occams razor, its “when you eliminate the impossible, what you are left with, no matter how improbable, MUST be the truth!”
                  The Republicons were involved and complicit, from day one, in the coup attempt, and are STILL involved in the coverup.

                  Hence Grahams latest kabuki theater.

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                • ann says:

                  Yes, I’d kind of understood why Sundance focuses on Wolfe/Senate, but his latest article, above, lays it out clearly.
                  Not being of a lawyerly disposition, I’m sure to need regular refreshers , the legal criminal part is technical.

                  Thanks again Dutch.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Glad if I can help.

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  9. icthematrix says:

    Glad to hear of Sundance’ progress. I have hope, which is most helpful following a day of multiple actions against our President, and positioning the defenses to combat the coming storm. Weismann’s moves, New York seeking deeper tax info on the President from overseas, you name it. I think the cabal is moving NOW. Rapidly. They KNOW that we KNOW, and I suspect they know others who were idiotically blind to this are being educated and enlightened.

    Time to rock and roll Sundance. Clearly the Senate is moving on their plan to set up Comey as the fall guy while sweeping all else under the rug. After all, who can help it when a guy like Comey “goes rogue”. I detest Graham with every fiber of my being.

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  10. Davenh says:

    Couple of thoughts, one Elizabeth MacDonald on fox business is simply the best anchor right now with possible exception of some oan anchors. She is dialed in to the coup and asks the correct questions. Secondly, a few days ago someone had brought up the fact that they may have difficulty in briefing 10 friends, as many will. I propose that in order to make up the difference those of us should substitute local newspaper reporters, radio talkers and perhaps the local tv reporters. While the majority of those we contact may dismiss the evidence perhaps an ambitious reporter trying to make a name for themselves will follow through. If a handful of local backwater reporters start writing similar stories perhaps public awareness will rise

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    • WSB says:

      Yes, also local reps and state senators.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      This is the ‘wrong throught” virus- it will infect 10 people easily, and they will infect.

      dont think you cant do it! you already have.

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    • Davenh , You say
      “Secondly, a few days ago someone had brought up the fact that they may have difficulty in briefing 10 friends, as many will. I propose that in order to make up the difference those of us should substitute local newspaper reporters, radio talkers and perhaps the local tv reporters.”
      I say ” Excellent Idea.” I once went into a local news stations office and the little I can remember about being there was that they were all ears about getting a bite on any story. SO……
      Treepers, when phase 2 comes lets rock and roll, hit up your local news , talk shows, news papers (ha, are there any left), etc. Believe me they are always looking for “New News”( which it will be to the large majority) \
      Carry on,……Be of good cheer and live your best day,

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    • steph_gray says:

      I intend to get the info to my recently discovered MAGA Congressional candidate running in my state of blueMA (John Paul Moran running against Seth Moulton). I gave him a headsup about the Treehouse at his event this week.

      I met a lot of smart people at this event, but it was not a surprise – there is a small but dedicated minority of like minds here under the radar. I was glad I had my little slips of paper with the treehouse masthead and site address to hand out – and the nice surprise was that at least half of the people I talked to already knew about it!

      I already had my 10, actually a little more, but I will not be getting them together – just communicating with each separately.

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  11. “ Be of good cheer.”

    SD, with you on the ‘case’ I am always of good cheer. Thanks for keeping us updated as difficult as it may be to not compromise the work being done.

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  12. A2 says:

    Re: Susan Rice👇

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    • Justin Green says:

      Apparently Tom Nichols wants Susan Rice for President. It’s not like people can deny Biden’s unfortunate mental collapses.

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      • Genie says:

        There is no denying that Rice is articulate. That’s partly why she was always sent out to tell a good story regardless of the facts. Her testimony released by Ric Grennell was quite interesting to read how she answered questions. She is on one end of the articulate bell curve while Biden is sliding face-first down the other end licking it the whole way.

        Also, Rice would be exempt from DOJ investigation during the pre-election blackout period.

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      • A2 says:

        Hence Eyal’s tweet.

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  13. nittanylion1 says:

    This is great news! But the clock is ticking. Is it the ole stall game by Barr et al? Run out the clock and hope there is a different administration come January and we plunge back into a world of darkness. We are down to days not months any longer.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Any plunge, is likely to be the end of the need for Barr.

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    • Wethal says:

      John Solomon was on Lous Dobbs tonight (David Asman substituting) – around Labor Day is the supposed drop date for indictments with Durham (yes, nothing new there), but “witnesses” (yes, that was Solomon’s word) have been told to be available around the 21st of September.

      If there are indictments, there is no need for a preliminary hearing under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (a PH is a brief evidentiary hearing in which the judge determines if it’s probable that a crime was committed and the accused committed it). The indictment covers those matter, so a PH isn’t held. So it’s hard to tell what the witnesses would be needed for.

      At this time, I would assume Durham is wrapping up his final plea deals. Some people may have been cooperating all along (Bruce Ohr?), and others may have recently seen the light if they have good defense counsel. Each person who pleads may add a new bit of evidence against those who haven’t. So indictments may have had to be amended to add new charges.

      I don’t understand why Durham would choose to talk to Brennan if he’s got the goods on him. Durham’s questions would indicate what Durham know, doesn’t know, and who likely gave him the information. It’s too early for any Brady material, so tipping off Brennan doesn’t seem wise. Can’t see someone with Brennan’s acute TDS ever pleading out (same with Comey and McCabe), either. Too much ego

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      • Drogers says:

        The only reason I’ll accept for having Mr. Ohr still in the employment of the government is that he was turned months ago.

        As his interest would be protecting his wife and himself I’ve got believe they is no better canary in the pet shop to get DOJ and Fusion GPS information from.

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        • Wethal says:

          He would also be a good canary because the Ohrs were the clearing house for information betwen Fusion GPS and the FBI/DOJ. They know the way the lines of communication went.

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      • California Joe says:

        Witnesses would be needed for the Grand Jury.

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        • Wethal says:

          True, but at this point, it sounds as if Durham has finished with the grand jury – the indictments are the end result of the grand jury’s work. But “witnesses” is the word Solomon used.

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      • gary says:

        maybe we are heading north of brennan, target wise.

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      • SanJac says:

        Getting the quietly converted Muslim communist to lie would be a start.

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      • toocoolus says:

        Maybe it was Brennan that wanted the interview…that’s what I think has happened. Brennan doesn’t want to fight this criminal battle (it will be very expensive for him unless he’s getting financial assistance from Obama’s pals) and run the risk of losing at this stage in his life.

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  14. Augie says:

    “On a semi-related note, today was simply an excellent day. The bridge between ‘phase-1’ and ‘phase-2’ has been identified and is blown away by the material. Good stuff. Be of good cheer.”

    Sundance, thanks for posting progress indicators like this. Just a few sentences brighten the day.

    God speed you on your way.

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  15. 28angelica28 says:

    Right now I’m living my best life just knowing that Sundance and his trusted band of wise men are doing FOR us. I stand on ready if needed awaiting guidance. Thank you again for all you do for us.

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  16. mamadogsite says:

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  17. gritsgirl2020 says:

    The Demwits wanted a Bridge at the Border, I like Sundance’s Bridge to Order!
    Thank you, Sundance for helping all of us and our very stable “Law and Order” President Trump!
    God Bless the USA🇺🇸

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  18. calbear84 says:

    Keep up the pressure on the seditious conspirators! We will see justice done, thanks to the most tenacious one (that would be PDJT).

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  19. mauritia17 says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1291456777792307205 Go to 29:30 – why does the President say this and is the timing related to developments (rhetorical).

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  20. Drobaselt says:

    (Hoping creating the wordpress account didn’t mess up my posting ability…)

    It’s a seemingly minor item; but, it’s stated a little to factually without any backup – that Flynn lied to the VP. How does Yates know this? This is in essence, her whole case against Flynn – that they just knew he had lied to the VP. This is his huge compromise making him susceptible to Russian extortion… worthy of a counter-intelligence investigation of itself. I do not recall her noting that she had talked with the VP – so how does she know that it was Flynn that lied and not, perhaps, the VP who lied (or even that the VP presumed an answer)? It appears she’s just made the assumption based on what Pence said on the Sunday shows that did not line up with their (over) accusations regarding the Flynn/Kislyak calls.

    Perhaps I missed it – but, I don’t recall that gap ever having been filled in yet.

    Worthy of repeat from others – and not asked of Yates – how is it not in the best interest of the USA for anyone to convince Russia not to escalate against sanctions imposed on them? Would that not seem like a win for the USA? Wasn’t the purpose to ‘punish’ them for what they had already done? To me, even a equivalent retaliatory response would not be in our best interest. Or was it the Obama Administration’s goal that the sanctions and expulsions was to have sanctions and expulsions imposed on the US? To what end and for what purpose?

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  21. Stephen Reed says:

    Sundance,

    Words fail to express my respect for what you have undertaken! May I humbly suggest that in addition to the mind-boggling amount of evidence-based material that you have gathered and are sharing, please consider creating some infographics for when the time comes for broader distribution? Not only will they help us crystallize the issues but we can then share them with a much broader audience that will not have the patience to wade through all the material.

    I can’t put your binders in every hand I see or under every windshield wiper, but I can try with an infographic I can reprint!

    Godspeed your efforts

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  22. Catch22 says:

    If I had to guess the bridge’s initials are Ric Grenell

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  23. GenEarly says:

    Alas, Repub Senators couldn’t effectively question a burglar caught coming out a window with a bag of loot!!!!!
    Sally Yates walked away from them clean. Hope is not a plan, Nothing happens unless Trump pushes them repeatedly to act, then they Fudge It Up.

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    • icthematrix says:

      They knew exactly what they were doing. With the exception of Hawley they played their role precisely as called for. Who’s directing the play? The Turtle is, but he’s not the executive producer nor writer.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Hawley is the Token Maga Senator, as Paul is the token libertarian. It is McConnell who has blocked MAGA candidates from getting into the Senate.

        McConnell has blocked recess appointments.

        McConnell has controlled the confirmation process, by focusing on Judges, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ADMIN positions, has controlled appointments by telling PDJT “who can get confirmed” basically dictating rather than Advice and Consent.

        It is McConnell who is continueing to block any meaningful hearings on Mueller, Muh Russia, etc.

        I would say McConnell IS the one pulling the strings.

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        • WhiteBoard says:

          POTUS has played the game to look onboard to win the lame duck prize of no consequences for any choice.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Sorry, you lost me.

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            • WhiteBoard says:

              I’m guessing he is willing to pretend he is working with McConnell so he can win the election. Afterwards, he is in the Lame Duck status and has more “flexibility” to do executive orders, and actions any way he fits as Obama did, including arrest

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              • Dutchman says:

                It is my hope the first term exposed the true nature of the Dems, media etc. and the 2nd term will complete the exposure of the Republicons.

                Frankly, an OBJECTIVE view of the actions of Congressional Republicon Leadership, prior to and subsequent to the 2016 election, to me clearly exposes the Republicon duplicity, the Uniparty nature, their involvement in the coup.

                Its denial, not wanting to believe, that is the main impediment to seeing what is really fairly obvious.
                IMHO

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              • steph_gray says:

                WB, I hope you aren’t assuming PDJT will be a lame duck. If he is, yes it will be Katy Bar the Door. But I am still betting on him to win.

                (Isn’t lame duck the term for a President who has lost but is still in office until the next inauguration?)

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    • paulashley says:

      The Kavanaugh version of Senator Graham was nowhere to be found.

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  24. wdw4200 says:

    Thank you Sundance, you made my day 🙂

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  25. We had no electricity for a couple of days so I am just getting around to watching the despicable Sally Yates hearing. Can anyone tell me why this miserable witch was allowed to testify from the comfort of her home rather than appearing in person before the committee?

    I am only into the first 20 minutes or so and I feel like my head is gonna explode. I’ve seen some liars in my day, but Sally takes the cake. She is actually pathological, she even contradicts herself.

    Another arrogant, self serving bureaucrat who obviously resents to being questioned by the Hoi Polloi.

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    • George Hicks says:

      Seneca,
      Glad you got your electric back, we’ve been out since 1:30 on Tuesday, they tell us maybe 11:00PM this Saturday.
      In electricity, there is power!
      -T. Edison
      j/k

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      • WSB says:

        So sorry to hear. I have been through that, and it ain’t fun! Best wishes. Maybe you will have some earlier refief.

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        • George Hicks says:

          Thanks WSB, luckily we have a generator, but it’s noisy (I can hear it from the bedroom).
          I feel worse for our neighbors who aren’t so lucky.

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      • George- so sorry to hear that and I hope by the time I write this you are back on.
        A friend of mine in Northern Westchester was told yesterday by Con Ed that he wouldn’t be back till Sunday, but he woke up this morning and was back on.
        Good luck!

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  26. Ackman419 says:

    Thanks SD.
    I needed a little boost today.

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  27. WSB says:

    In essence, Linsey Graham testified for Sally Yates. Motive bare.

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  28. WSB says:

    As for your second comment, SD…Bravo!!! Many thanks for the never-ending insurgence!

    Liked by 3 people

  29. WhiteBoard says:

    His mistatement of saying – vice president biden, President Trump, and Susan rice. WAS BRILLIANT

    it made everyone viewing say – no thats Obama, putting his name with the crime

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  30. Keln says:

    she didn’t get away with anything other than being another member of a highly lawyered team of people who know how to say nothing using a lot of words.

    This entire exercise was pointless. The only reason I watched it all was because I was forbidden from going to work that day by a COVID scare.

    Nothing said by anyone in that room was brilliant or mattered a bit. These “pan et circenes” of our times always amount to nothing, so why do we consistently expect something to come of them?

    Even when the Dems went for an impeachment of President Trump, it came to nothing.

    Only the DOJ has any power, and if any political blood will be spilt it will be there.

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  31. WhiteBoard says:

    hey everyone PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO (in this article ABOVEEEEEE) ALL THE WAY THROUGH

    at minute 7 – it talks about a private nonprofit group that has found 48 sitting congressmembers were unmasked. abused from 2008.

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  32. Patriot1783 says:

    Ehhhhhxxxxcellllaaaaant!
    Day 3 going into Day 4 of CT storm outages and I’m still cheery!
    Finished the beer started the blender and sassed off to Eversource Electric for their shytty response time with still not a truck in sight 🥴

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    • George Hicks says:

      I installed a generator about 2 years ago, sized the unit, designed the mount, got the permit and coordinated the plumber, electrician and utility company to get it installed. Designed and installed load shedding equipment to allow the central AC unit to perform flawlessly. Caught so much grief from my wife that I didn’t just pay someone else to do it (I’m an engineer and we all think we know everything, saved probably $10K doing it myself).
      We’ve been without utility power since Tuesday and now the wife thinks I’m a genius. Heard her talking to her sister today extolling my extraordinary abilities…finally! (LOL)

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      • Patriot1783 says:

        Haha good for you! yep we got generator 1/2 way thru Sandy and later in calmer times hooked up directly to house panel but we chose heat/hot water over AC in case outage during winter months. This week is first time we used it since 2012!
        Also thankful are not a “bundler” some made fun of us for not getting cheaper package deal with TV/Internet/phone well who’s crying now? Cable TV/internet totally useless but we have outside world connection via landline & cell bundlers have absolutely nothing.

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        • TiredNurse20 says:

          This is exactly why we have a natural gas generator with automatic transfer and a landline phone. I’ve been on the losing end of a multi-day power outage in 90+ degree heat.

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  33. repsort says:

    Richard Grenell Discusses Yates Testimony: “She got away with questioning yesterday”…

    Yep. By design.

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  34. PaulCohen says:

    “This is illegal and the @FBI should have known better—or they did, and were complicit.”

    “We have confirmation that the Steele memos were fabricated and attributed to individuals who had no part in the hoax.”

    “Sussman was also involved. Nellie and Bruce were also actors.”

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  35. lambgraham says:

    “She got away with questioning yesterday ”
    Richard Grenell your one of the heroes in this investigation but you have to understand Graham is McConnell’s man to protect the senior coup plotters with Kevi Clinesmith being the sacrificial lamb.
    Graham ran interference for Yates just like he did with Rosenstein.
    We can’t thank you enough Mr. Grenell. Without your efforts Barr would never have gotten off his fat a$$ to initiate an unmasking investigation 3 months ago.
    I have a question for all Last Refuge readers. After President Trump put Barr in charge of releasing declassified documents , how many has he released????

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  36. OffCourseNation says:

    If anyone is ever indicted, it will only be the flunkies and gofers, not the most guilty

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  37. the only person I have seen in the spotlight remotely close to being as-fed-up as Sundance, and who has his muzzle perhaps as equally full… is Tom Fitton.
    I hope.

    “These shocking FBI reports evidence a corrupt collusion between the DOJ and the media, specifically The Associated Press, to target Paul Manafort,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These reports are further reason for President Trump to pardon Manafort and others caught up in Mueller’s abusive web.”

    “According to a June 11, 2017, FBI write-up:

    The purpose of the meeting, as it was explained to SSA [supervisory special agent, redacted] was to obtain documents from the AP reporters that were related to their investigative reports on Paul Manafort.”

    No such documents were included in the documents released to Judicial Watch.

    https://buffalochronicle.com/2019/10/24/ap-reporters-put-fbi-codes-in-private-locker-of-manafort-in-apparent-effort-to-push-criminal-prosecution/

    of course these shenanigans all flared up after SAL left.
    so in awe.

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  38. Ric Grenell is a treasure and a sharp stick in their eye . I follow him on Twitter and he is even more amazing.

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  39. DeWalt says:

    I’ll take Lying for $500 Alex.

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  40. Lurker360 says:

    Sundance, longtime lurker, new commenter here. Thanks for your ceaseless efforts and for sharing your unabashed optimism. The Big Ugly is the logical conclusion of prior actions and events, and while it seems insurmountable in it’s near ubiquity, it is not… God is ubiquitous, all knowing, and fortunately, is on the side of good. I have taken great comfort in this knowledge for many long years. Your efforts and optimism align. Thanks again, and “Party On!”

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  41. DeWalt says:

    Interesting how Grenell avoided an opinion on the spying going back to 2008. He knows something and is diffusing her question. Wonder how far back that Texas Prosecutor is looking?

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  42. Kent says:

    …message to rick…keep speaking the truth…you are a candle in the night….we need you…may you prevail in your struggle…praying for you….

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  43. lolanonni says:

    I have to admit that I was somewhat discouraged with the Yate’s testimony run by Lindsey Graham. But Sundance’s note in the bottom gives me hope. The ray of light in the oppressive darkness that hovers in DC.
    We continue with prayers for your success Sundance.

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  44. islandpalmtrees says:

    See, the message – We are good!


    EPIC! AG Bill Barr Has Driver Turn Around and Park So He Can Get Out and Thank Protesters for Supporting the Police in Virginia (VIDEO)
    August 6, 2020, by Jim Hoft

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/epic-ag-bill-barr-driver-turn-around-park-can-get-thank-protesters-supporting-police-virginia-video/

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  45. Jay says:

    Did Liz say 48 senators were under surveillance?
    That means BHO had all Republican Senators under surveillance!

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  46. InAz says:

    Sundance,

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    and continued prayers 🙏🙏

    Many Thanks to AdRem for their work to keep the site running smoothly.

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  47. Gardner says:

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch was AG from April 27, 2015 to Jan 20, 2017.

    Why did she not sign off on the first two FISAs?

    Why was she not present at the Jan 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting? All the other dept heads seemed to be?

    Initial FISA Oct 21, 2016 was signed by former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates while in those positions.

    The second FISA again signed January 12, 2017 by FBI Director Comey and Deputy Attorney General Yates

    If Obama/Biden did not already know about the FISA on Carter Page and the counter-intelligence investigation then why was Yates (who had signed the FISA) at the meeting rather than AG Lynch?

    Yates became Acting AG on January 20, 2017 replacing Attorney General Loretta Lynch

    The third FISA was signed April 07, 2017 by Comey FBI and Dana Boente, acting attorney general following Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusal.

    The fourth and final FISA was signed June 29, 2017 by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

    Maybe I missed when it was discussed previously but why did Attorney General Loretta Lynch not sign either of the first two FISAs in her position as AG?

    It should have been a big thing to have a FISA on a Presidential candidate and later the President elect’s team. Would this not have risen to the level of bringing in the AG to sign off on it?

    Was Loretta Lynch waved off from being involved?

    Was she told on the tarmac to stay clear of the pending counter-intelligence investigation that was in the works?

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    • starfcker says:

      They didn’t think Loretta Lynch was smart enough to withstand questioning in case something went sideways. So they kept her frozen out of the big picture. She was too much liability. And she was the bridge to Holder and the Obamas.

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  48. Donna in Oregon says:

    OIG Report
    Review of Four FISA Applications and
    Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire
    Hurricane Investigation

    Click to access 120919-examination.pdf

    It is all here. How James Comey “due to the sensitivity of the matter” was within his purview. How Sally (Gee I don’t remember a thing) can walk away. Yep. In the report. Pages 39, 53, 54, 93, 106, 107, 108, 245, 248,

    They list the horrible subordinates that did the dirty crimes.

    I think we should prosecute all of them.

    But the big fish are going to swim away. FISA, due to the sensitivity of the matter…..

    Here are some of the naughty subordinates:

    Matt Axelrod, Tasha Gauha, Swartz (of the infamous SES), and others…

    Pages 333, 439, 440

    I think this because of this:

    The former senior Department leaders we interviewed expressed serious
    concern about Swartz’s assertion that not informing Department leadership about
    case related investigative activities somehow protected the Department. For
    example, after Yates learned during her OIG interview of the meetings involving
    Ohr, Swartz, Ahmad, and Weissmann, she told us that a decision not to advise
    political appointees “trouble[d]” her because the Department does not “operate that
    way.” Yates said that there is not “a career Department of Justice and a political
    appointees’ Department of Justice. It’s all one DOJ.” Former CRM Assistant

    Page 439 of 478

    And the nail in the coffin:

    We agree with the concerns expressed to us by Yates and Caldwell.
    Department leaders cannot fulfill their management responsibilities, and be held
    accountable for the Department’s actions, if subordinates intentionally withhold
    information from them in such circumstances. The Department’s leadership, which
    is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, is ultimately
    answerable within the Executive Branch, to Congress, and in the courts for the
    investigations, prosecutions, and other activities of the Department, whether
    politically sensitive or routine. Ultimately, however, we did not find evidence that
    the meetings between Ohr and CRM officials Swartz, Ahmad, and Weissmann,
    amongst themselves and with FBI officials Strzok, Lisa Page, and Acting Section
    Chief 1, progressed beyond discussion to any specific actions that interfered with
    the MLARS investigation or Department leadership’s oversight of that matter.

    Page 440 of 478

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