Bill Barr Interview With Sean Hannity….

Bill Barr calls into Sean Hannity for an interview.

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  1. DefenderOfTroyDonahue says:

    I predicted that Barr will announce that he lost 12 pounds on the Marie Osmond diet. That’s my low bar setting. Anything more pertinent than that will be a surprising plus.

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  2. I Hear You Now says:

    President Trump retweet

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  3. Wethal says:

    From one of Techno Fog’s tweets:

    “Mr. Clinesmith had provided the unchanged C.I.A. email to Crossfire Hurricane agents and the Justice Department lawyer drafting the original wiretap application.”

    So anyone who saw the original email, and then signed off on the FISA warrant with the doctored email, knew they were filing a false statement with the FISA court..

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    • Han Solo says:

      BINGO! And that’s the key…when you plea for one count of lying to the FBI, you know they made a deal where Clinesmith gave up something in return. Now, the names of those agents were probably given up in the deal…then follow the trail.

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      • mike says:

        This is incorrect. You get them to plead to the highest possible charge, conspiracy and Treason, and grant them immunity on the charge. You only get them to plead to only the lesser offense if you are trying to end and white wash the investigation.

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      • RobInPA says:

        Friends,

        Are we forgetting that the TOP. MEN. at the FIB gave immunity to Cheryl Mills and two other top staffer’s, and the IT goo-roo that set up the clinton bathroom server’s (and prolly other criminal’s too)?!, and for WHAT?!

        WHAT leverage did those scum-bags provide to the FIB back then to proceed with criminal indictments and prosecutions (to save their pathetic necks from the noose)?!

        My COLD ANGER is overflowing!!

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      • daylight58 says:

        From National Treasure
        “Somebody has to go to jail….”

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      • Dances with Wolverines says:

        A plea deal and immunity like they gave the terrorist Anwar brothers? Same D.O.J

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    • cboldt says:

      Here is the “information,” also known as charging document …
      https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17445533/1/united-states-v-clinesmith/

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    • butch cassidy says:

      Techno fog also believes that the DOJ will invalidate the first 2 fisas. Poisonous fruit.

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    • MVW says:

      Just as predicted, Barr’s ‘killers’ are going after the lowest on the pole, the “Reality Winner’s”
      The supervisors, managers, on up the food chain sign these warrants and documents, then say, ‘uh, I did not ask, I did not read, I did not do my job right and would not do it again’, yet they will skate with at best a verbal rebuke.

      Obama said in the meeting, put the right people on it… And that is what was done, they put idiots and fools that will now take the fall.

      In Japan, there is another way to deal with this ‘Loss of Honor’ but these Libtards are cowards and have no honor. And the Press hold their beer.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Anyone who signed onto the FISA warrant knew it was a steaming pile of dog cr*p, whether they saw the original email, or not.

      Yeah, I understand technofog is saying this is court admissable evidence they knew,…but “just sayin”.

      They KNEW the whole Mueller fiasco was b.s., cause THEY set it up.

      This was NOT a “rogue group” at top of FBI and DOJ, acting on their own, we know this from the Jan 4th/ 5th activity.

      Obama ordered the activity, and Biden seconded with his logan act suggestion.

      But, they were LEAVING, all Obama political appointees were going “out of power” in 2 weeks.

      THEY would NOT be able to PROTECT the active participants, Comey, etc. from the consequences of their actions.

      These Obama officials would NOT be able to insure PDJT wouldn’t appoint a blood spitting nail eating A.G., that would clean House, investigate and prosecute the miscreants.

      Only Congressional Republicans in the Senate, with control over the nominating process, could give that guarantee.

      In order for the Insurance plan to work, PDJT had to FIRE Mueller, so Senate Republicons could justify SAYING they would vote to convict, in order to pressure PDJT to resign “for good of country and party”, ala Watergate.

      The firing could be portrayed as ‘like’ Nixons “Sat. Nite Massacre” and Sing along with Mitch chorus could sing “No ones above the law, not even POTUS!”

      Of coarse, their plan was derailed when PDJT, by his actions made it clear that no matter the provocation, he wouldn’t fall into their trap.

      But, back in the initiation phase, they took it for granted Weismann WOULD trigger PDJT into firing Mueller team.

      Still, Impeachment has to BEGIN in the House. Therefore, IN THE PLANNING STAGES, they needed to KNOW, for SURE, that the House would flip, because it could not be PERCIEVED that House Republicans were initiating an impeachment, against a sitting Republican POTUS.

      ONLY House Republicons could make such a guarantee, or make good on it, and we saw them do just that.

      And in addition, we saw Senate Republicons NOT exploit the biggest political scandal in American history for political gain.

      When you add in Ryans initiating an ethics investigation of Nunes, forcing him to step down as Chairmen, and ‘investigate to exhonerate’ Gowdy taking over, Ryan refusing to authorise subpoenas, or lawsuits to compel production of documents and witnesses,…along with his blatant gifting of the Speakers gavel to Nanzi, so see clear actions and intent to support the coup effort, and blick exposure.

      When you see McConnell turning ‘advice and consent’ into “heres who can get confirmed” (you’ll take who we GIVE you!) and total lack of interest in exploiting this scandal for political gain (by holding HEARINGS, prior to the midterms) and Mitch leading the Senate Republicons in a rousing rendition of “Muellers an HONORABLE man, his investigation MUST continue!”,…
      Again, a clear pattern emerges.

      Factor in NO interest in ANY efforts to reform FISA, extreme pressure on all members to vote for renewal, WITHOUT AMENDMENTS OR HEARINGS, …ONLY holding sham hearings with a predetirmined outcome because renewal was blocked,…the picture becomes clearer.

      I would bet $, if we EVER were to get to see all the 10’s of Thousands of illegal contractor 702 search queries, and trace back who they were FOR, that is who got the info,…some of them would trace back to REPUBLICONS, who were ALSO exploiting contractor access to the NSA database, for political purposes.

      NOT, I suspect to use against their DEMOCRAT opponents, but to use against PRIMARY CHALLENGERS.

      The Tea Party primarying Cantor got their attention. Republicons getting Obama to use the IRS to slow the momentum, so McConnell could send infiltrators in to undermine, addressed the issue, short term.

      But, with Republicon leadership pursueing an agenda at direct variance with its base, the risk of populist primary challengers remained.

      They needed a more permanent, sustainable method of protecting themselves from primary challengers, and the NSA database was just the ticket.

      And, since the ‘actives’ who knew about the exploiting of the contractor access to the NSA database (in top echelon of FBI and DOJ) ALSO knew Republicons were complicit in this illegal activity, they could go forward with the insurance policy, KNOWING that Republicon Congressional leadership would “do their part” when the time came.

      And, SO FAR, they have.
      They blocked Nunes investigation, they gifted the House to Nanzi, so she could intiate impeachment.

      In the Senate, SSCI under the direction of Weismann, leaked what they were told to leak, and when. No doubt CP FISA was not the first thing they leaked at direction of weismann, and there were no doubt others leaking at weismanns direction, as well.

      When that Fisa warrant sprung a leak trap, Warner got a ‘heads up’, and when Wolfe attorney threatened to subpoena ALL the Senators on SSCI (NOT just Democrats) he was actually threatened to expose “the Big Ugly”; that Republicons were complicit.

      Hence, Wolfe walks, and case is swept under the rug.

      NO ONE will be looking at serious prison time, so long as Republicon Congressional Leadership, threatened by the actives with exposure, continue to excercise their considerable power to ‘protect’ the actives.

      Obama admin officials can be ‘exposed’, and so long as their is no indictments, the system survives.

      Congressional DEMOCRATS can be exposed, and so long as their are no indictments, the system can survive.

      In fact, for both the public knowledge they participated in an attempted coup against PDJT only further secures them with their base.

      However, EXPOSE Republicon Congressional leadership, as having engaged in political spying to ward of Primary opponents, by exploiting Contractor access to NSA database, and that they had then been FULLY “on board” with destroying Gen Flynn and the coup against PDJT, in order to cover up their involvement, and Congressional Republicon leadership, “the Uniparty” is through.

      And, in discrediting them, the one party rule of many, many years is broken.

      To me, THIS is the ‘keystone’ that holds the whole phoney edifice up. Pull out this ONE stone, and the whole edifice collapses.

      Fail to do this, and the swamp takes a few hits, but survives.

      What McCabe, Stroxz, Comey etc. are threatening, is to expose THIS; the Republicon complicity. Threatening to ‘flip’ on former Obama officials, gets them nothing.
      Likewise on Congressional Democrats.

      Only threatening to expose Congressional Republicon leadership gets them the protection from prosecution they are demanding, as a price for their silence.

      So, HOW do I know Stroxz isn’t ‘singing’ to Durham? Because Republicon involvement hasn’t been exposed.

      THE keystone.
      IMHO,…..

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      • Missy says:

        Wow! THIS IS IT. Excellent analysis! So…. They will have to be eliminated, by any means necessary.

        I have long believed that corruption makes a person stupid. It has nothing to do with intelligence, it has to do with character, and the proper exercise of one’s gifts and talents within a moral framework. The corrupt learn one way to prosper… Stealing, conniving, lying, hiding, betraying, etc. THEY NEVER LEARN ANY OTHER WAY.

        So, it makes them STUPID. They LOVE the easy, sneaky way, they don’t want to have to exercise their talents to right way. Unimaginative, not creative, innovative. Just dull, stupid, ugh. Kinda like watching Cornyn on TV.

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        • twohartsintx says:

          Yes! Oh my goodness! Cornyn is my senator. I started out emailing him in nice respectful statements about wanting him to better support President Trump. Then I moved into demands that he do the right thing. The last one I sent used a lot of statements that so many of the commenters here have said and let him know I believe that he is corrupt, that he may have been a good man at some point, but at this point in time he was not a good man. He was engaged in evil and corrupt behavior.
          Yeah, I haven’t heard back from him.

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        • Dutchman says:

          A kind of short sightedness. Crooks or the corrupt don’t think about tomorrow, and don’t really anticipate being caught. For the most part.

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      • linderella says:

        This is a good analysis. But here’s a question I have: McConnell is corrupt, and complicit in hiding all the Uniparty Republican spying and money shenanigans that make them just as guilty as the Democrats. So why didn’t McConnell engineer the vote to get rid of Trump as president once and for all? What did McConnell gain by leaving him in office? With so many anti-Trump senators, and with President Trump being a constant burr in their saddles who could expose them all, why wouldn’t they do a similar thing as when McCain was the thumbs-down vote for repeal and replace Obamacare? The part of McCain could have been played by Romney — and he did vote no on one of the issues… I’m open to any theories.

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        • Dutchman says:

          You mean the Ukraine impeachment hoax? Just like with the Russia impeachment hoax, PDJT didn’t do what they expected him to do, fire Mueller in the first instance, and releasing the transcript which they didn’t expect.

          And so Mitch encountered the same problem, twice.

          Impeachment is a POLITICAL process; the Jury is NOT the 100 Senators, it is WE, the American People.

          If they can convince us, they can drive him from office, with a threat of voting to convict, as they did with Nixon.

          In both attempts (Russia and Ukraine) despite all their attempts, they failed to convince US, and so they couldn’t drive him out, because WE wouldn’t accept it.

          When he released the transcript, they knew it was over. But, with all the build up, they HAD to let it play out, knowing the outcome.

          There has to be the APPEARANCE that the Republicons are justified in saying they would vote to convict, and there just WASN’T.

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  4. Mr e-man says:

    Hopefully his sentencing will be given to Judge Sullivan.

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  5. RoorToker says:

    He is going to lead us to Tashina Guahar and Sally Moyer next…

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  6. hokkoda says:

    Something everyone needs to keep in mind is that almost everything the government was doing under Obama and through the first half of the Trump Admin as a part of the Russia probe was technically legal. Government Employees are hand-picked at the senior levels for their ability to skirt the law without breaking it. This is the literal reason why you see upper-level non-SES employees “retire” instead of getting prosecuted for misconduct. They just didn’t make the cut, and their “mistake” becomes a lesson for the future corrupt people.

    There were certain pieces along the way that they had to falsify (e.g the FISA application) because they had no choice, and could rely on the “security classification” curtains to protect them for a very long time. But, everything AFTER that FISA warrant was approved (all of the spying) was legal at that point. If you’re some flunky at NSA and the FBI has a legal warrant from a FISC to spy on Trump, then you spy on Trump. It’s “legal”.

    Whatever investigations are going on are trying to uncover the illegal activities that were necessary to trigger the much more pervasive legal activities. For example, it’s not illegal for the CIA to send money to DoD to obtain services. But it might be illegal if they didn’t notify Congress. But what if they DID notify Congress, and the House/Senate member was in on the coup and approved the transfer? It’s still LEGAL. See how this works?

    Intent is very tough to prove, but it can be done, and it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

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    • myword says:

      yes – the carefully constructed “legality” of crime is the cancer of corruption destroying us from within. beginning to see why Robespierre chose the only quick and clean method to cut through the untangle-able Gordian Knot of an insulated aristocracy.

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    • zimbalistjunior says:

      and thats why you have to include the purposefully botched investigation into HRC email as part of the conspiracy.
      they have no national security defenses to it and there are texts and more indicating that it is obstruction of justice

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    • Justin Green says:

      I submit intent is evident in spades here.

      Trey Gowdy and Comey’s exchange underlies this.
      “False exculpatory statements are used by prosecutors as evidence of what?”
      “Intent.”

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      • OlderAndWiser says:

        That was a good one! I had forgotten how good Gowdy was. Wonder why he never finished the job – guessing the FIB has something on him also.

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        • Ken Lawson says:

          Gowdy has always talked a good game, but he’s never been anything other than GOPe. People get fooled because of his ability to question people, but for some reason they forget that he was in charge of the Benghazi committee and under his leadership they did absolutely nothing.

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          • Justin Green says:

            Maybe true, but his point here is still a valid one. We’ve had everyone from Clinesmith up lying to the press, lying to Congress, claiming they vetted everything and that it was done by the book.

            Tons and tons and tons of lies. Most of them should have just declined to comment.

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          • Missy says:

            I will never forget when he was questioning Killary, and the moment had come to move in for the kill, and.. He suddenly backed off and wussed out. I was dumbstruck. And THAT’S when I knew he was a swamp COWARD, and a bullshitter. Heartbreaking, and TREASONOUS.

            The blood of those Benghazi Four and Chris Stevens is on his quisling hands… Forever.

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            • nimrodman says:

              The week prior there were damning press reports about fighter jets or AC30s on the tarmac with engines running, waiting for a GO order that never came. The reports looked substantive, it looked like the story had legs.

              Gowdy brought up not one word of it when questioning Hillary

              Not one word

              Not even “Can you confirm reports of yada yada ?”, a question worded like that, not accusatory yet still putting her on the spot.

              Fail

              FUBAR

              (… and AC30 is a Vox guitar amplifier, can’t think of the prop gunship designation just now … 131?)

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    • OlderAndWiser says:

      Hokkoda, in general I agree with you. These bastards are clever.
      However, there is one BIG area where I think a legal case can be made (on top of the obvious political case), and it involves Obama and the peaceful transfer of power. The Constitution gives power to the people to elect a President, and once elected, that President will take power. When Obama asked if there was information that his administration could not share with the President-elect, he was undermining the new President’s ability to run the affairs of the government, including foreign policy. That is tantamount to undermining the Constitution and is therefore a prima-facie crime against the Unites States of America – no need for statutory authority to file that charge. (In fact, I think Mueller and gang used that exact charge – crime against the United States – against at least one of the people they went after.) And in this case, it was a direct order – there is no need to understand his rationale; he was clearly undermining the new administration.
      I’m not a lawyer, let alone a constitutional lawyer, so this is as best an opinion.
      I also think that Barr might charge Obama/Biden on this after the election IF Trump wins. And if Trump loses, provides this information to Congress to use against Biden for impeachment – if Reps gain control, which is unlikely if Trump loses. But the information will be there for posterity.
      I wonder what the legal beagles on this board think about this.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      no, it is NOT “legal” to lie to the FISC, to withhold ‘new’ information from the FISC contrary to prior sworn evidence, to withhold notice to PDJT that Page et al were being spied on (PDJT was not a named ‘target’), to spy on General Flynn via the IRS from 2015, to attenpt to induce a misstatement from General Flynn in bad faith, to release classified records, to ‘unmask’ tens-of-thousands of US Citizens for illegal spying, to lie about it, to submit a false ‘dossier’ to the FBI (paid for by hillary), to entrap papadop with marked $10K cash, to conspire to get kickbacks from foreign aid, to falsely brief congress with lies… on and on, all provable with what we know already. These are easy cases of illegality. Conspiracy cases can be tried anywhere there was one act by one conspirator.

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      • hokkoda says:

        My point is that there are triggers that launch 1,000 bullets. The trigger might be legal and it might not. But everyone downrange is trained to accept that everything leading up to them was appropriate and legal. Of course hiding Page’s true status was illegal. But look at how tiny of a change was made to tell that lie, and how deeply it was buried. They knew once they had the FISA that they had cover for everything that followed…all of it legal based on the warrant.

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    • cboldt says:

      Great post. I think it is important for people to temper their expectations and start thinking about what remedies are practical – who should be resigning?
      An example that I use to drive the point is the improvident appointment of special council, a corrupt undertaking.
      No crime is committed by making the appointment, although it is a failure to abide by the regulations, and a failure that in this case, had profound ramifications including affecting the outcome of many elections, clouding the reputation of POTUS, and otherwise using falsehood to divide society.
      Prosecutorial discretion covers acres of ground before reaching a level that is actionable as malicious prosecution – Trump was never charged, after all. Just accused by innuendo from leaks – and the leaks aren’t crimes either.
      There is a whole lot of really really really bad stuff that is not criminal.

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      • OlderAndWiser says:

        Lots of stuff that’s not ethical but legal.
        At the very least, I’d like to see lots of lawyers losing their law license.
        And if a CEO or CFO of a corporation faces legal liability if somehow a SEC document contains a material error, why can’t the head of the FBI or DOJ who signs a document with a material error be held responsible? So either jail time or at least lose lawyers license – and not be allowed to participate in senior positions at public companies since their integrity is shot.
        And if the law doesn’t allow it – well, as the old saying goes “The law, my friend, is an ass.”

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    • gary says:

      the nsa data base crap wasn’t legal. and that goes back.

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      • hokkoda says:

        Again, the database queries might NOT have been illegal. If the “about” queries were permitted, that is legal. If an FBI (or other) official with authorization to grant access, granted it, then that is also legal. If the people with access shared what they found to other authorized people, that is also not illegal.

        See how this works?

        This is central to understanding how criminality runs rampant in the government sector: by doing legal things to accomplish illegal ends.

        Very, very, very tough to prove that it wasn’t just “an error” or “carelessness”. Remember what Strzok/Comey said about Clinton’s email. Despite her setting it up without authorization, that is just a violation of POLICY not law. Then, they find classified on there. But she didn’t mean to do it and you know she just wasn’t “properly trained” on how to protect national security information, and it really was just carelessness in the end.

        All of that is true…if your goal is to permit an illegal thing to happen.

        This is how the game is played.

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      • hokkoda says:

        You sure about that? Because it sounds to me like the contractors had legal access to the database. They were breaking into it. They had legal authorization to be there. And they probably had pretty good cover stories worked out.

        ADM Rogers found out, and removed their legal accesses and changed the system to stop the about-queries (also legal), but their activities might not actually have been illegal.

        We’ll see.

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  7. beach lover says:

    From Twitter earlier..

    Chuck Ross
    @ChuckRossDC
    ·
    27m
    FBI agent Steven Somma can’t be feeling to good today.

    He withheld info in August 2016 that Carter Page had a CIA relationship. Somma was the guy who first proposed getting a FISA on Page. He was also Stefan Halper’s handler. https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/12/case-agent-1-fbi-fisa/
    Chuck Ross
    @ChuckRossDC
    ·
    25m
    The Horowitz report was far harsher towards Somma than towards Clinesmith. The report said Somma was “primarily responsible” for some of the worst errors in Crossfire Hurricane.

    He also took part in the interview with Steele source Igor Danchenko.

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    • Eileen McRae says:

      This fact and others could lead one to conclude that Grand Jury indictments have already been laid against many of these conspirators. We would not hear about these until trial.

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    • John OB says:

      Stephen Somma, Steven Schrage, Stefan Halper………Carter Page

      From the Steven Schrage article [under Mike Taibi]:
      “I had moved to England to pursue an academic career and leave DC’s politics behind, only to have my PhD supervisor [Stefan Halper] throw me back into the most outrageous political firestorms I could imagine. Just my luck.”

      He describes Carter Page falling into Halper’s domain as ‘a comedy of errors’–he fell in their lap. He just landed there after Schrage invited him to the Cambrige Conference.

      There are one too many serendipitous landings for me.

      Steven Schrage, in this article, named Steve Somma as Stefan Halper’s FBI handler. The same FBI agent who interviewed Igor Dyachenko. Somma described to the OIG that Halper’s meeting Page was just by ‘chance’, the same way Schrage describes Page’s Comedy of errors. Two heads thinking alike on the story of lives crossing paths?

      From the Federalist:
      “Somma seemed to deny any special knowledge about Halper’s connections, however, telling “the OIG that ‘quite honestly … we kind of stumbled upon [Halper] knowing these folks.’” It was “serendipitous” Somma said, that Halper “had contacts with three of their four subjects, including Carter Page.” And “the Crossfire Hurricane team ‘couldn’t believe [their] luck.’”

      https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/02/leak-of-crossfire-hurricane-agents-identity-to-the-nyt-suggests-more-to-come/

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  8. stonedstooge says:

    WHERE’S THE BEEF?

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  9. 4sure says:

    Three yrs. for this ? Are you kidding. This could have been dine by Ray Charles in his sleep. If this is the best they can do, then it goes back to what to what SD said about Durham not knowing anything.

    This “mistake” doesn’t mean one is cooperating on implicating anyone else. Cooperating can mean that you agreed to plead guilty. It can mean you agreed to speak with the investigator. It can mean you gave them your lawyer’s name.

    The fact that this is the bone they tossed to the the snarling dogs is an insult to snarling dogs. As if that crumb will satisfy us.

    Pathetic. Really PATHETIC.

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    • allin4freedom says:

      As I posted on a different thread earlier this morning, I hope AG Barr isn’t just slapping another coat of paint on the Potemkin village.

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  10. Patience says:

    Chocolate cake (and 2 scoops of ice cream) come to mind

    >MOAB loaded

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  11. Pale rider says:

    Election coming up!

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  12. kleen says:

    It looks to me that Barr is navigating through what we already know.

    Carter Page has hired a lawyer ( Lin Wood is his name?) to go after these crooks who framed him. So this will come out soon, perhaps the DOJ/FBI are being forced to provide docs to Carter Page, and that’s why Barr made this move. It’s going to come out, so lets get ahead of this…

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  13. Puzzled says:

    Time to throw down. Ready to disseminate widely as possible.

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  14. kleen says:

    Looks to me that Barr is navigating through what we already know and is going to come anyway.

    Nick Sandmann’s lawyer, Lin Wood, has agreed to represent Carter Page, the former Trump campaign staffer falsely accused of being a Russian agent.

    “Late last year I planned to ‘semi-retire’ to write and focus on Nick Sandmann cases. Things have changed in the past few months,” Wood tweeted this week. “Yahoo, HuffPo and [Michael] Isikoff falsely accused Carter Page of being a traitor and tried to ruin him. I have agreed to represent Carter Page.”

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  15. dunewall says:

    It is a start but falls way short of the totality of a coup to get rid of a sitting President based on lies.

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  16. Serpentor says:

    Needed a song to change up between my one-hour looping of Phil Collins In the Air Tonight. I’m not really a rap guy, but sometimes the mood strikes….

    “It’s going down tonight.
    Tonight it goes down”

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  17. nittanylion1 says:

    Yawn. Same old story from Barr et al. Make it look like you are doing something. The swamp is too deep to drain and there are trillions at stake. Nobody will ever so any hard time. Last one the leave please turn out the lights.

    The song should be the “same old story”.

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  18. rayvandune says:

    Ultimate destination: “Conspiracy to violate the civil rights of Carter Page, AND THOSE OF ALL INDIVIDUALS TWO-HOPPED AND SURVEILLED BY THE FBI AND CIA”?

    Hey didn’t Trump just appoint a real civil-rights-of-the-individual hawk to the Civil Rights Commission?! Why yes, yes he did!

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  19. Patience says:

    Prayers up for President Donald J Trump’s brother.

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  21. jello333 says:

    I don’t understand all the “This is a nothingburger” comments. We kind of assume this announcement by Barr had something to do with Sundance’s deadline, right? So…. if that’s the case, why would we also believe that this announcement — ON ITS FACE — would be enough to satisfy Sundance? Or that Barr himself would think so. Therefore, why would Barr even bother?

    So no, I’m thinking this is Barr’s way of saying “Here, since you (Sundance) know the potential significance of this plea, you know we mean business… you know where this is HEADING.” In other words, Clinesmith didn’t just plead guilty, he offered something BIG to Barr in exchange for that guilty plea not involving much (if any) jail time.

    So if I’m right in my assumptions, this is Barr’s way of telling us that this was only the first domino… stay tuned for much more, one by one, in the coming days. (Now if Sundance comes out in the next few hours slamming Barr, I’ll have been proven wrong. 😦 )

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    • Serpentor says:

      This is what Barr hopes will be enough not to dox the investigator. No one ever said the truth wasn’t coming out – tonight.

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      • jello333 says:

        I trust Sundance 100%. If he believes Barr is acting in good faith with this move, and is trying to prove to Sundance/Us that things are quickly moving in the right direction, I think Sundance will probably say OK. On the other hand, if Sundance feels that Barr is dragging his feet unnecessarily… well, we’ll soon find out. Either way, yeah… I totally trust Sundance’s judgement.

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      • readyandable1 says:

        You’re comment is foolish. Begone, please. Ad-rem?

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    • All Too Much says:

      Add to the puzzle, Durham signed the Clinesmith indictment.
      No idea what, if anything at all, that could mean.

      https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17445533/1/united-states-v-clinesmith/

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    • More Bore says:

      Meh – I think we are over-estimating the entire apparatus moving for SD, and also if this is the “big development” he was teasing, I am unimpressed.

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    • cboldt says:

      This plea deal didn’t spring up overnight, it’s likely been in the works for a few weeks at least. I think the timing is coincidental, and the only relationship to what SD has in mind is that both actions pertain to the overall 2016-to-now “get Trump” by any means.

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      • jello333 says:

        Oh no, I didn’t mean the plea deal itself. That obviously didn’t just happen today. What I meant was the ANNOUNCEMENT of the guilty plea. If Sundance is indeed in contact with people who know the background, I’m sure he has now been told far more about this plea deal than Barr publicly announced. So, even though to most people this might not seem like a huge deal, and to those of us on this side it even at first appears as a big let-down… it’s the details that we DON’T yet know that are gonna make it really important. And if that’s the case, I bet Sundance knows, has been given the details (and asked to keep it close for the moment). I HOPE that’s what’s going on, anyway…

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        • cboldt says:

          Clinesmith turned himself in. Might have been under investigation, we don’t now.
          Assume for the sake of argument that SD has something not Clinesmith related. Would that be a disappointment or something to celebrate?
          My sense is that what SD has in mind is not directed at the Clinesmith case.

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          • jello333 says:

            I agree, I don’t think what Sundance has been talking about is specifically regarding Clinesmith. I’m just saying that there may be several “small” things Barr could do, could show us (Sundance), that would prove he’s moving in the right direction, and WILL drop the hammer on the big boys. Even if Clinesmith wasn’t the specific move Sundance was expecting, maybe it’s still something that will prove Barr is doing… well, whatever. Hmm, I’m just rambling now. 🙂 Lemme try again. Maybe Sundance says to Barr (or someone of equal clout) “If you don’t do ABC by Friday, I’ll unleash the hounds.” And in reply, Barr says “I’ll show you why it’s a little premature for me to do ABC, I still need a few more days. But how ’bout if I do XYZ instead? Will that prove to you we’re gonna get this right?”

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      • butch cassidy says:

        Well we have not yet heard from Barr today have we.

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    • markmurraybooks says:

      Except, as far as I can tell, it wasn’t Barr or Durham who really did anything. Looks like after some documents were de-classified, Clinesmith’s lawyer saw a huge criminal case against his client, worked with his client and Durham, and got a very lesser sentence out of it. So far, it doesn’t look like this was something Durham pursued but rather fell nicely in his lap so they could take a small victory lap in public.

      This is like walking to the apple tree to prune some bad apples off the tree and one falls at your feet. You had an intent to get at those bad apples, you found the tree, you know there are bad apples in it, but really, did you do anything to get the apple itself? So far, not that I can see. And one small, bad apple does nothing to make the tree healthy.

      Let’s hope there’s far more convictions in the near future.

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    • ivehadit says:

      Yeah, sure…just drag this out as long as possible so it doesn’t seem so bad…just piecemeal it to take the heat off. That’s real justice for ya.
      NOT!

      JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED. PERIOD. We here at CTH KNOW EVERYTHING NOW and have for quite a while. What is taking so long?? Rhetorical question.

      This is NOT good enough.

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      • jello333 says:

        OF COURSE this isn’t “good enough”. But the thing is, as of this moment, we don’t even know precisely what “this” is. If it’s no more than it appears on the surface, OF COURSE it’s bad, and I have no doubt Sundance will follow through on his plan for the deadline. But what if there’s a lot more to “this” than it first appears? THAT is my point. (We’ll soon find out if my theory has any validity.)

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  22. Nessie509 says:

    I’m an optimist. (Insurance adjusters have to be after accidents and storms).
    Maybe we should focus on what Clinesmith produced. It was a false document supporting a false application to the FISA Court.
    It was both a false statement and perjury.
    Any evidence collected could be inadmissible and invalid. Any convictions/ plea agreements based on this falsified FISA warrant can be overturned.
    Consider: How many Trump Campaign members can withdraw plea/overturn conviction as a result of this false evidence and false swearing on the FISA Application to the Court?
    Lots.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  23. Sparky5253 says:

    Release the info Sundance. Bagpipes might as well change his name to Huber. We are serious, they are not.

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  24. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Where was the FBI early-morning raids to arrest him like they did to Stone and Manafort?? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

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  25. sangerweed says:

    Clinesmith’s attorney is Justin Shur. He is a former federal prosecutor that is a partner at MoloLamken. The firm likes to take on “cross-border disputes or investigations” Hmmmmm

    A brief search of some of Shur’s clients came up with Jennifer Williams, Pence’s advisor that joined the coup attempt, David Shulkin, Trump’s VA Secretary who had travel issues and Sheldon Silver, the former corrupt Speaker of the New York State Assembly. He also appears to be one of the Washington Post’s go-to experts on public corruption cases. Hmmmmm hmmmm.

    I may be wrong, but at first glance, he doesn’t read like a true resistance believer like Strozk’s attorney. However, he does appear to read like one of those “fixers” who makes problems go away with a minimum of noise. Shur will be the key if Clinesmith gives up anybody important.

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  26. Tl Howard says:

    I’m wondering which media sources Sundance is using tonight and tomorrow.

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  27. Puzzled says:

    This describes where I am with this situation.

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  28. joseywalesandtenbearsbarandgrill says:

    Judge Roy Bean: Justice, you sons of bitches!

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  29. PaulCohen says:

    Meanwhile, the corrupt biased dishonest Mediascum proceeds with their business as usual:

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  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Yep.

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  31. schizoid says:

    Now that there’s an actual head on a pike, maybe some of the participants in the *current* coup against Trump will get cold feet. One can hope.

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  32. melskia says:

    Sundance Tweet from a few hours ago.
    TheLastRefuge @TheLastRefuge23h
    In The Air Tonight https://youtu.be/YkADj0TPrJA via @YouTube
    Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (Official Music Video)
    Genesis ‘The Last Domino?’ Tour 2021 tickets on sale now via http://www.genesis-music.com “In The Air Tonight” was the first single to be released from Phil …

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  33. Super elite covfefe999 loves her President! says:

    Oh my gosh catching up. What happened at Trump’s press conference? Was someone indicted??? I’m all excited now, can barely type, lol

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  34. MTB says:

    Neeraj Patel?

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  35. The document Herritage sent was an information not an indictment. Max sentence for an information six months. D.C District

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    • Barr will have to go outside D.C. to indict anyone.

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    • cboldt says:

      I’m not doubting that, but if it’s handy, can you provide a cite? I think US Constitution, 5th amendment is at the bottom, yes? I know there is an old SCOTUS case that draws a line at 6 months …
      “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury …”

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      • looks like grand juries for felonies. Informations for misdameanors, less than one year.

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        • cboldt says:

          I’ll buy that. Working from memory, I think the six month line is for trial by jury, so that “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury” is not literally true.
          I’m of a mind that there isn’t a one year max for a plea bargain, for want of a grand jury. If the government has a case, it can get an indictment. No need to bother if the defendant will take the plea bargain and judge whim at sentencing.

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  36. gary says:

    catherine herridge say’s clinescum’s lawyer approached durham about a deal.:)

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  37. Dan Patterson says:

    Clinesmith?
    Are you effing kidding me?
    So a player, a lower-level operator, gets nicked.
    And that will be that.
    Justice served.
    Mistakes were made, totally committed to following the law, no one is insulated, learning opportunity, and all the rest of the blather we’ve come to expect from the guardians of the Swamp.
    End of story.
    Nothing to see here.
    Move along.
    News propagandists will accuse DJT of mixing meth in the bathtub. If pressed someone will say some nonsense about “…people getting verrrry nervous”, or “This is just the tip of the iceberg”.
    Tip of the iceberg?
    Tip of something else.

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    • cboldt says:

      He’s not low level. And yeah, he’s getting off easy considering all the ways he played against the transfer of power.

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  38. Dan Patterson says:

    And I am HAPPY to be proven wrong.

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  39. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  40. joseywalesandtenbearsbarandgrill says:

    Looks like Barr took Sundance challenge and drove the ball down the field for a field goal. Now Sundance will receive the kickoff after this brief timeout and commercials.

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  41. DeWalt says:

    This first low hanging fruit doesn’t bode well for laying out a Conspiracy. More like mitigating exposure to Carter Page’s lawsuit.

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  42. How much hard time do you think Little Soy Boy will get?

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  43. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Yes. SD reveal.

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  44. Battleship Wisconsin says:

    Public awareness of the full extent of Obama’s spying on the Republicans, and on anyone opposed to his policies, must be exposed quickly and with maximum impact.

    NSA’s internal auditors delivered a report to Admiral Mike Rogers in March 2016 which describes the massive illegal querying activity being done by FBI contractors against the NSA’s internet traffic collection database.

    That single report is the one all-important document which could blow the Spygate scandal open in a way which the average American in the public at large can quickly comprehend and understand.

    President Trump should immediately declassify and release the full content of that NSA internal audit report, including any specific information the report contains or references which identifies which specific FBI contractors were illegally performing which specific database queries against which specific persons and organizations.

    With the contents of the report being formally released, the revelations concerning Obama’s spying activity against his political opponents could not be ignored or discounted. Especially so if Admiral Rogers publicly confirms that the report was in fact the reason why he shut down contractor access to the NSA database in the spring of 2016.

    Once these revelations concerning illegal use of the NSA’s database have entered the public consciousness, then the initial impact of the release can be further expanded upon to introduce other equally explosive facets of the full Spygate Saga.

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  45. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • joseywalesandtenbearsbarandgrill says:

      Ten Bears, Lone Waite, and myself have a brand new bottle of Jack Daniels single barrel we’re waiting to open once the show starts. I hope we don’t have to put it back in the saddle bags for another day.

      Fletcher had some words for Bill Barr as well

      Fletcher: There’s another old saying, Senator: Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining.

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    • RobInPA says:

      Great hooch, that SBJ!

      I hope that we have some good news to toast to!!

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    • Papoose2007 says:

      56 minutes … who is Durham’s investigator?

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  46. 63gordfa says:

    The Clinesmith wrongdoing could not be ignored by anyone or credibly explained away by anyone.
    So that one was an easy target. Now let’s see how Barr’s DOJ handles the moving targets that are being shielded by the media.

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  47. Right to reply says:

    I stand firm with Sundance’s vid response to Barr. Praying for victory for Sundance.
    Without this blog I’d just be angry in my rocking chair on the porch!
    God bless you!

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  48. Chilidog says:

    So it looks like Clinesmith is being charged with the bare minimum for his crimes. This is eerily reminiscent of how James Wolfe was handled. There was a development, but we still don’t know whether or not it’s a white wash. It’s hard to feel good about one charge of lying when the real crime was falsifying evidence in pursuit of a treasonous coup. Is the official story going to omit the falsifying of evidence, much like the official story omits Wolfe’s leak of the FISA.

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  49. bordoodle says:

    Due to Clinesmith lies, is not the FISA warrant defective as it relates to any two hop information gathered

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