Senator Hawley Comes Closest….

In the questioning of former DAG Sally Yates, only Senator Josh Hawley came close to identifying the edges of the issues with Yates responses. What we see from the overall questioning is what I shared with y’all last week.


The term “delicate balance” has been used so much it now generates a gag reflex. Every conversation begins with: “understanding all the issues are entwined in a precarious delicate balance”… and then the nudge-nudge, wink-wink, non verbal communication of interpreting between the lines starts. After a while of playing this game the frustration is enough to make you an expert at turning billiard ball into a stress ball. Annoying as heck.

When I share that most officials, staff and investigators are genuinely clueless, I do mean they are genuinely clueless. This includes FBI and Main Justice officials. Thus the important reason for actually getting on planes, meeting people, looking in their eyes, watching their inflection and seeing their responses.

I know the difference when a person is using the Mamet Principle and pretends not to know…. believe me, most of these people are genuinely clueless – they are not pretending. They are more concerned with who is getting the bigger muffin from the taxpayer provided snack bar. They care far less about what middle-America thinks about their lack of corrective action on corrupt issues they are comfortable working with/in/around all day. (more)

The issue(s) surround the aggregate investigation of candidate, president-elect and President Donald Trump.  Those who participated in the soft-coup and ongoing impeachment effort would like nothing more than to discuss all of the DOJ and FBI actions they took when faced with the possibility that Vladimir Putin had installed a Russian asset in the White House.

All of the outrage about lying to the president-elect; hiding information from the president-elect/President; planting spies in the White House; placing bugs and seeking wiretaps and surveillance on the administration etc.  All of what is known, and buckets more action that is unknown – all of which will stir up jaw-dropping outrage, is exactly the narrative that benefits the DOJ/FBI and intelligence group.

The group would love to stir up the outrage into a frothing boil of shock and awe only so they can openly admit everything, and say: “yeah, so what?”  “What we faced was unprecedented; remember, the Russians attempted to influence the election; there was evidence Trump was participating…. What else were we supposed to do?”  Etc.

(FBI Declarations about Comey Memos)

The FBI, DOJ, ODNI, CIA and intelligence officials were intentionally not being direct and honest with President Trump and key members of his new administration. Obviously their lack of honesty was a serious issue, and in some cases had serious ramifications.  They were trapping President Trump inside the corrupt apparatus that they controlled.

The Mueller special counsel was the insurance policy.

The expressed finding by Robert Mueller’s two-year probe of ‘no Trump-Russia collusion, no Trump-Russia conspiracy, and no Trump-Russia obstruction’ has led to some hindsight reviews where anger surfaces about the now visible deception. However, there is a trap laid here and the resistance are hoping outraged voices will walk straight into it.

At 12:15pm on January 20th, 2017, Obama’s outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote a memo-to-self. Many people have called this her “CYA” (cover your ass) memo, from the position that Susan Rice was protecting herself from consequences if the scheme against President Trump was discovered. Here’s the email:

This is a justification memo, written by an outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice to document why there have been multiple false and misleading statements given to the incoming President Trump and all of his officials.

This is not a “CYA” memo, this is a justification memo for use AFTER the Trump-Russia collusion/conspiracy narrative collapsed; if the impeachment effort failed.

The “By The Book” aspect refers to President Obama and Susan Rice being told by CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, that President Trump was the subject of an active counterintelligence investigation to determine if he was under the influence of the Russian government.

Even the timing of the memo, written 15 minutes prior to the end of the Obama administration, is ex-post-facto useful as evidence of the author’s intent.

Put aside the nonsense aspect to the origination of the investigation for a moment; that part doesn’t apply here…. Accept their position ‘as if’ it is substantive.

We are talking about Brennan, Comey, Clapper and Yates telling President Obama and NSA Susan Rice that President-elect Trump is under a counterintelligence investigation where the suspicion is that Donald J Trump is an agent of a foreign power.

Under that auspices (fraudulent though it may be) the incoming President is a counterintelligence investigation target. A potentially compromised Russian asset. Under this auspices all of the officials would be permitted to lie and mislead their target, so long as they did so “By The Book.”

That’s their justification for a lengthy series of lies and false statements.

That’s why FBI Director James Comey can lie to the President and tell him he’s not the target of the ongoing Russia investigation. That’s the justification for keeping the accusations inside the Steele Dossier (remember, the Dossier is evidence) from the President-elect. That’s the justification for all of the officials to lie to President Trump, and even mislead the media if needed.

The Susan Rice email is one big Justification Letter; setting the stage for all of the participants to have a plausible reason for lies to anyone and everyone.

Call out John Brennan for telling Harry Reid about the Steele Dossier during his gang-of-eight briefing, but not telling Go8 member Devin Nunes about it. Brennan escapes by saying Nunes was on the Trump transition team; and briefing a conflicted politician on the dossier would have compromised the FBI investigation. See how that works?

Call out James Comey for lying to President-elect Trump during the January 6th Trump Tower meeting…. Comey escapes by saying Trump was a target of the FBI investigation for potential compromise as a Russian asset; informing the target of the evidence against him would have compromised the investigation. See how that works?

Every lie, every omission, every false and/or misleading statement, must first be filtered through the “By The Book” prism of Trump being considered a Russian asset. This is the justification trap democrats are waiting to exploit for maximum damage and diminishment of counter attack.

The “By the Book” justification, where every action could have been taken because Trump might have been an actual Russian operative, is the weapon under the camouflage tarp as the radical left lures-in their political opposition. They shrug their shoulders and say in condescending voice: ‘well, we didn’t know; we had to be prudent‘, etc.

The ‘By-the-Book’ framework is based on a false-premise; but the action, just about any action, taken to mislead (even undermine) the incoming administration is excusable under this carefully crafted justification memo. That’s exactly why Susan Rice wrote it; and each of the participating members knows they can use it, when needed.

The way to get around the legal and political defense inside this justification memo is to ignore the activity of those protected by it and go directly to the origin of how they created that false premise in the first place.

In short, avoid the “justification trap” by ignoring the downstream activity (stemming as a result of the fraudulent origin), and focus on revealing the origin of the fraud.

The special counsel team authorized and released the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages to the public in December 2017.  It was a very smart Mueller team using a laser pointer to get their political opposition chasing remote controlled rabbits.  The special counsel team controlled the remote.

The special counsel team took control over and then filtered the FBI investigative file of FBI Washington Field Office Supervisory Special Agent, Brian Dugan.  The special counsel removed the evidence that James Wolfe leaked the FISA application on March 17th, 2017.

The special counsel team released the Adam Waldman text message capture to the SSCI as a head’s up after likely informing SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner it was coming.  On February 9, 2018, Warner had his pre-scripted defense in place.  It appears Warner gave the Go8 the text documents knowing it would be leaked to media.  Smart maneuver.

The special counsel team informed the FISA court on July 12, 2018, the predicate for the Carter Page FISA application was still valid.  They lied.   They did this because they planned to release another segment of SSA Dugan’s file to the public to water down the issue.  Nine days after telling the FISC the application was valid, on July 21, 2018, the special counsel used the guise of a FOIA release to put the Dugan FISA equity into the public consciousness.  What we know as the Carter Page FISA application was/is actually SSA Dugan’s work product.  Again, this was from his investigative file.

The special counsel released Dugan’s work product (FBI equity), while simultaneously redacting the dates on the copy they released.  It was the special counsel who redacted the dates.  They had to do this because Dugan’s FISA copy had incorrect dates as seeded to capture the leak by SSCI Security Director James Wolfe.

Every public release of information from May 2017 through April 11, 2019, came from the special counsel.  Neither Main Justice (AG Sessions) nor the FBI (Wray) released anything.  The special counsel were releasing information in a controlled method and withholding other documents detrimental to their purpose of framing President Trump.

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267 Responses to Senator Hawley Comes Closest….

  1. ChampagneReady says:

    I think Admiral Mike Rogers has cleared away all the fog for John Durham and has given chaper and verse to the grand jury of the unprecedented felonies of the obama scum. He has layed out an iron-clad case that the ones who thought they had hatched a perfect plan will come to regret it as they’re frog marched to getting their mugshot..

    All due to the one patriot they didn’t or COULDN’T corrupt — Mike Rogers.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. directorblue says:

    Great analysis.

    Still confused on one topic. No mention of I.G. Horowitz and various revelations that he (ostensibly) disclosed?

    The special counsel team authorized and released the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages to the public in December 2017. It was a very smart Mueller team using a laser pointer to get their political opposition chasing remote controlled rabbits. The special counsel team controlled the remote.

    This paragraph still mystifies me. The notion that SCO leaked these seems too clever by half. Democrats never reveal, disclose, or surrender anything. But I don’t doubt the assertions, just very curious as to how it all unfolded.


    • sundance says:

      Mueller has an M.O, a pattern that the team followed. Once you see the pattern everything gets easier.

      Focus on the target. Achieve the target. Release the information that would have damaging prior to targeted achievement. Wash-Rinse-Repeat.

      Flynn plead guilty on November 30th. On December 1st and 2nd the text messages were released and you were introduced to Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr and Nellie Ohr.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. atomichillbilly says:

    Josh Hawkey should replace mitch McConnell immediately.

    All of this crap should have been discovered 3 years ago.

    Liked by 4 people

    • MOConPatriot says:

      Josh Hawley is “my guy” and I couldn’t be more proud of an elected official. We (Missourians) got to know him as MO-AG and when he threw his hat in the ring against “Air Claire” it was glorious. He got people off the bench that never talked about politics until then. Truly a good guy with his heart in the right place and the metal and means to make a difference. (snapshot, pass it around)…”these are the officials we are looking for!”


  4. evergreen says:

    A fraudulent FISA made its way through signature process.

    One or more of those signatures owns it.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. john another says:

    As I deeply respect your writing and research, it’s just not getting out far enough. Even with your current field work it doesn’t seemed to have reached the Senate Judiciary at all.
    With a leadership that selects chairmen by Deep State criteria (money and power)they aren’t going to change their stripes any more than the Select Senate Propaganda and Gate Keeping Inc. Committee are until the opinion of their constituency overwhelms the bribery and the blackmail from programs like the Hammer and the thousands of fraudulent NSA searches.
    They will continue as they have as long as they have an ill informed electorate made that way by a Democrat media, a Democrat education system and a blackmailed everyone else.
    Might I dare suggest we start with the blackmail aspect to start with. All that data works both ways.
    If the public could only see who is bought and by whom. things would change very fast I’m sure.


    • Lurker360 says:

      Your nugget distilled:
      If one can use “information” to create (blackmail) a response against the people,
      another can also use “information” to (compel) a response that favors the people.

      Redirect the opponent’s force against him.

      Liked by 3 people

  6. jmclever says:

    Glad I voted for Josh Hawley.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Vince Piotet says:

    Someone really wants viewers to turn off the video of Sally Yates’ testimony:
    The audio of her voice is post-processed to make it hard to listen to
    In vivid contrast, the audio of the senators shows no distortion.

    Evidently someone tries to irritate the viewers so that they switch channels.
    ONE OF THE TWO Fox News videos does not even show Sally.
    Are we viewers supposed not to notice ?

    Liked by 2 people

    • I’m lost. Someone guide me, please. I thought this Ex- Deputy AG was supposed to appear and give testimony to a Congressional Hearing. It appeared to me that she was not in the room. ( Missing out on the sweating it out.). Kinda easier to lie to a camera ?


    • MelH says:

      The censoring is rampant, and I’m stunned at the many ways it is done at FOX. When Tucker is about to make the biggest point of his show that evening, suddenly his speech is all garbled and he apologizes for the “robot”, but doesn’t say the words again. The whole point of that segment is gone!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Vince Piotet says:

        One of the FOX news channels show every response from Sally , the other none of them.
        Testing to see how much they can get by with before viewers complain ???
        Censorship will continue while it pays off to use it more and more.

        Liked by 3 people

  8. NedZeppelin says:

    There are abuses of power, and there are crimes. Not necessarily the same thing, and sadly, much of what went here is abuse of power, but not criminal. But the crimes can be traced to conspiracies which manifest themselves as acts of abuses of power. So hang in there. RICO.


    • Lurker360 says:

      Agree, the Conspiracy (strategy) is the Rico violation, while the abuses are the tactics used.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Beau Geste says:

      no, it is criminal. Please do not spread the meme that the coup plotters behavior is not criminal. Many criminal statutes involved. Perjury, denial of civil rights under color of law, conspiracy, wire fraud, illegal spying, theft of honest government services, iliegal release of classified information, defrauding the courts, extortion….
      Remember all the criminal statues hillary and her merry criminal band (who all got ‘get out of jail free” cards) violated?

      Liked by 2 people

      • RePete says:

        This exactly. They must hang.


        • they should, but sadly we all know they won’t. nor will they spend a night in a cell. nor will they ever see the inside of a courtroom. nor will they ever be charged with any crime.
          we are talking about people at the top of the food chain. these people won’t even break a sweat. they know it, we should devote resources towards achievable goals. continued pursuit down this rabbit hole will only end in frustration and disappointment.


      • mauiis says:

        After Durham’s release “criminal” may no longer be relevant.

        I pray and hope not.


  9. TJ says:

    “Truths necessary for our own character must not be suppressed out of tenderness to its calumniators.” –Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1815. ME 14:291

    Liked by 1 person

  10. BitterC says:

    Not sure how to take this post. It was always going to be explained away this way. You aren’t surprised by this, are you?

    That’s why I have yet to become impatient with Durham. He has to find enough incontravertible evidence to smash this ruse


  11. coltlending says:

    What if hell is going on with the Yates audio set-up!!!

    It’s almost by design the initial words she speaks are garbled and unintelligible due to the horrible audio set up.

    Really unacceptable!!!!

    The audio from a space shuttle with technology is comparatively crystal clear and this hearing has this BS audio???


  12. coltlending says:

    “Every lie, every omission, every false and/or misleading statement, must first be filtered through the “By The Book” prism of Trump being considered a Russian asset. This is the justification trap democrats are waiting to exploit for maximum damage and diminishment of counter attack.”

    How is the “Justification” memo legitimately justified when it was written AFTER the weaponized activity?

    Like what, it’s legit to justify illegal activity after the fact like Rosenstein did with the memo to Mueller?

    Sick. Disgusting.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Doc Joe says:

    This was written 15 minutes AFTER the end of the Obummer administration not “prior” to the end. Big distinction here see where Richard Grenell discusses this.


  14. RAM says:

    Ah, yes, that delicate balance, between
    A. The national interest to expose and punish the traitors, and
    B. The personal and class interests of the traitors and their bipartisan helpers to avoid punishment

    Liked by 1 person

  15. coltlending says:

    How does a “Justification” memo justify the treasonous activity by Treasonous bad actors actions months previous and when one of the cabal of criminals crafts the “justification” memo minutes before they leave the scene of the crime?


  16. cheering4america says:

    1. At 2:15-20 she talks about the “assumptions” that all of the information was correct. This application should never have been submitted, much less signed off on, based on “assumptions.”

    2. At about the 5 minute mark she states that the DOJ’s actions in submitting this was not only antithetical to their responsibility to the FISA court but was “inconsistent” with what she normally expected from them. HELLO! Everything about this was done outside of normal channels, that’s the point. And she facilitated it.

    3. I don’t think we should still assume that the FISA Court was actually misled, here’s more on Judge Contreras:

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