Remarkable, and Revealing, Interview With SSCI Chairman Marco Rubio…

Senator Marco Rubio appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss a variety of issues and subjects from the 2020 election to the current policies toward China and social media surveillance.

However, at the mid-point of the interview Bartiromo asks the SSCI Chairman about the committee refusal to provide Senators Grassley and Johnson with documents and transcripts from testimony previously given to the SSCI in their Russia investigation.

While explaining the reason for the refusal to share transcripts, Senator Rubio shares that all prior testimony to the committee was provided with the expressed agreement that none of the witness testimony would be shared with anyone else. A remarkably self-serving construct with the deliberate outcome of allowing strategic leaks and narrative assembly without sunlight on the actual questioning.


An additionally revealing aspect from this Rubio segment is the statement that Chairman Burr and Vice-Chair Warner have constructed committee rules that both parties must be in agreement with any process within the committee – before any action is taken. This is a key facet when we consider that Senator Warner made covert contact with Chris Steele’s lawyer Adam Waldman in 2017.

If the SSCI chair and vice-chair must be in agreement on any investigative path, then Richard Burr and Mark Warner both knew of the effort to contact Steele in 2017. Additionally, and further to the bipartisan attempts against the office of the President, this would imply that Warner and Burr both agreed to the request to review the Carter Page FISA application on March 17th, 2017.

In the background of Rubio’s remarks there appears to be a disconnect about his knowledge of the activity of the SSCI and their involvement in the corrupt effort to remove President Trump. Rubio positions himself as unaware… it is a rather disingenuous position.

Back on March 17, 2017, the SSCI secretly received the FISA application used on Carter Page from FBI supervisory special agent Brian Dugan (Washington Field Office). The ‘review and return’ application was delivered to Senate Security Director James Wolfe, who then placed it in the Senate SCIF to be reviewed by Vice-Chairman Mark Warner (and possibly Chairman Richard Burr). It appears no other senators were informed of this production.

James Wolfe then leaked the content of the FISA application and first renewal to reporter Ali Watkins. All indications are that Wolfe leaked the application to Watkins as directed by Warner, possibly with Burr’s full knowledge.

FBI Agent Brian Dugan then completed a nine-month leak investigation resulting in James Wolfe admitting to the leak. The leak was Dugan’s FBI equity. Due to the severity of the leak; and specifically because the leak encompassed the FISA application; in/around mid-January 2018 the special counsel in Main Justice was notified of Dugan’s findings and the investigative file was shared with the Weissmann team.

The Weissman special counsel team then took apart the investigative file and began running cover for the corrupt background story that included the participation by Senator Mark Warner. Part of that file surfaced when the text messages between Warner and Chris Steele’s lawyer Adam Waldman were made public on Feb 9, 2018.

In a pre-planned operation, as soon as the explosive Warner/Waldman texts were released Senator Marco Rubio rushed to the microphones to fraudulently state that Warner had informed the committee during his early spring (2017) contacts with Waldman and Chris Steele. This claim by Rubio was a lie. Rubio appeared to be running cover for Warner as part of his own affiliation with the origin of the Fusion-GPS opposition research and the subsequent transfer of information to the Clinton campaign and ultimately through Chris Steele to the corrupt FBI investigative unit. [Later to the Weissmann/Mueller crew]

Rubio’s motive to downplay the ramifications of the Warner effort, and the subsequent Wolfe leak, directly ties to his own involvement with the Fusion-GPS effort. Remember, at the time of this obfuscation (late ’17 and early ’18) no-one yet knew the Fusion-GPS fraudulent story (which became the Steele dossier) was originally funded by the Super-PAC funding the Rubio campaign.

Go look at when the Weissmann/Mueller special counsel deleted their iPhone records and history. The scrubbing took place mid-January 2018 as soon as they realized the previously unknown leak investigation by Washington Field Office FBI agent Brian Dugan had bumped into the special counsel operation that was coordinating with the SSCI.

The special counsel warned Warner; took action to remove specific evidence assembled by Dugan (which included the Warner/Waldman text messages); created a fictitious cover story for the SSCI to use; extracted the Dugan version of the FISA application he used to catch Wolfe (which they later released under the guise of FOIA); then sent a deconstructed (now useless) investigative file back to DC USAO Jessie Liu who had nothing left except to present a DC grand jury with James Wolfe lying to investigators.

That corrupt, unlawful and coordinated cover-up effort lies at the heart of why the SSCI will not share any information with GOP senators today.

Senators Johnson and Grassley were asking for the FISA application in 2018, not knowing the original and first renewal were previously provided to the SSCI on March 17, 2017.

When congress (House Intel, House Judiciary, Senate Judiciary and Senate Homeland Security) were writing to FISA Court presiding judge Rosemary Collyer seeking a copy of the FISA application from the court they had no idea one early copy was already provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Chairman Burr and Vice-Chair Warner kept their review and use secret; but the information about their reception came out because James Wolfe leaked it and FBI agent Brian Dugan was awaiting that leak.

FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer never told any of the chairmen about the March 2017 copy of the application that was provided to Brian Dugan to deliver to the SSCI.

Throughout the attempt to remove President Trump from office, which included the impeachment effort, the SSCI was participating and assisting; now they are in cover-up mode. That’s the reason why Mitch McConnell put Marco Rubio in charge of that committee.

There’s a reason why senior staff from Senator Ron Johnson’s committee and senior staff from Chuck Grassley’s committee are asking for SSCI documents. It might not come out before the election, but it will come out…

BACKSTORY: (Read Here – and All Citations)

The sequence is critical:

1. Adam Waldman text messages. (release date Feb 9, 2018)

2. Justice Dept. Letter to journalist Ali Watkins (release date Feb 13, 2018)

3. James Wolfe indictment (release date June 8, 2018)

4. FISC / Senate Judiciary Letter (public release April, 2020 – event date July 12, 2018) The letter from DOJ-NSD (Mueller Special Proseuctors) to the FISC is important.

5. Carter Page FISA application (release date July 21, 2018) Only need the first application section. 83 pages of original application.

6. Government Sentencing Wolfe Case memo and recommendation for upward departure and/or variance. Filed December 11, 2018

7. Govt. Reply to Defendant (Wolfe) sentencing memo (date Dec 14, 2018) Govt. Exhibit #13 (two page attestation is critical).


July 27, 2018, – Wall Street Journal – Wolfe lawyers threaten SSCI subpoenas.

Dec 11, 2018 – Politico – Senators seek Leniency:


As we have previously mentioned, the two-year Weissmann/Mueller special counsel, May 2017 through April 2019, was a continuum of the corrupt DOJ and FBI efforts that originated prior to the 2016 election. Many of the internal FBI and DOJ officials just transferred from the Clinton email investigation, into the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, and then into the Weissmann/Mueller special counsel investigation.

The corrupt activity within the special counsel tenure was actually worse than the corrupt activity that preceded it.

Newly released records [SEE HERE] from a FOIA show the Weissmann/Mueller special counsel team “accidentally” wiped at least 27 iPhones of data early in 2018.  Curiously timed at the same time the special counsel was attempting to cover for their coordination with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Vice-Chairman Mark Warner.

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197 Responses to Remarkable, and Revealing, Interview With SSCI Chairman Marco Rubio…

  1. teeheeman says:

    I believe Ron Johnson will pursue this no matter who he may have to run over, including Rubio. Timing?? There will continue to be plenty of roadblocks erected by complicit/guilty parties.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Zydeco says:

      Ron Johnson is on quarantine. How convenient.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Johnson can only continue IF Republicans hold the Senate. We must work to re-elect or elect Republicans even the RINO’s. Do not get distracted, do not get dismayed, do get motivated and work for someone this election. Do not sit and pound on the keyboard venting. Go out and do something. I am and have. Have you?

      Cold Anger

      Liked by 7 people

      • leavemygunsalone says:

        Yes I have, and it is upsetting to me that it is always the same few that get out there and do the work. The least people could do is send in a 5 or 10 if they are going to stay home and vent. $5 bucks is cheaper than a McDonalds meal or a box of dog treats. It is the least people could do. I am supporting Daniel Gade who is running against our slimy pal Warner. Gade is going up against Warner’s millions. It would be fantastic if some folks could help him out.


      • Doc Joe says:

        After re-election he will do nothing for 6 years like before.


    • Cassandra says:

      Durham began working with former head of the NSA, Admiral Rogers, a friend of General Flynns, long ago. The NSA has all the data the Swamp Rats pretend was deleted and lost. The NSA has EVERYTHING. Btw Team Trump had the ability to get LEGAL FISAs on a lot of Swamp Rats long before they realized that the smug hunters were actually being hunted by the good guys. By then it was too late. That’s when the unhinged efforts to remove President Trump/Barr/Durham By Any Means Necessary became blatantly demonic.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Allano says:

      It is amazing how slowly the wheels of justice turn until of course you need to prosecute the leaker Wolff on the minor charges of lying and nobody else for major charges of leaking classified intelligence. Now move on, we got him, there is nothing else to see here.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Loralie C says:

    Senator Rubio at one point in time long, long ago may have been a decent idealic man; it’s impossible to watch him now and think anything but the opposite. It’s almost painful watching him rapidly blinking his eyes and gulping when he swallows. He struck a deal with the wrong crowd and can’t get out. This is a man that’s in too deep and knows it.

    Liked by 11 people

  3. Kate says:

    Loralie, when you dance with the devil you are stuck in his embrace forever,

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Ocelot says:

    Rubio had a strong personal motive that could have steered him toward aiding or protecting the Coup attempt. He must have been extremely angry and humiliated after outsider candidate Trump eliminated “profusely perspiring little Marco” from the race.

    Or he might have already been comfortable befriending and co-operating with the worst creatures of the swamp. I hope sundance will be right again (as usual) that—“(The truth) might not come out before the election, but it will come out…”

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Sherri Young says:

    SD or my fellow Treepers, does anybody here happen to know Brian Dugan’s work history? Has he ever worked in the Eastern District of Virginia?

    Might be nothing.


  6. okiedelta says:

    Isn’t it likely that Dugan kept a duplicate copy of his investigative file, even just photographs of the contents?

    And on that topic, what would/could PDT do to hedge his bets on Barr, Durham, etc should the election not go well? To what extent is he limited in creating his own “file” that might include data from ODNI, et al?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sherri Young says:

      Dugan’s case file would have been classified at some level or another.

      Comey kept his own memos and received a visit from the FBI during which he had to open his safe at home.

      Disclaimer: I am Sgt Schultz. I know nothing…nothing.


      • okiedelta says:

        I was thinking more of a backup duplicate, much like a specially marked copy to protect against alterations. The duplicate would retain the same classified status as the original.
        If Dugan was suspicious of the SSCI, it seems not a long leap to be suspicious of the SC team.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      Hard to say. The FBI like screwing each other when it is convenient so holding case files would be just that technicality that would get you in a tight legal spot. Officially, my guess is you aren’t supposed to.


  7. okiedelta says:

    Isn’t it likely that Dugan kept a duplicate copy of his investigative file, even just photographs of the contents?

    And on that topic, what would/could PDT do to hedge his bets on Barr, Durham, etc should the election not go well? To what extent is he limited in creating his own “file” that might include data from ODNI, et al?


  8. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Another conservative casualty in the ongoing cold civil war:

    “A Nebraska bar owner (white) that killed a rioter (black) who was attacking him and his business in Omaha committed suicide soon after a federal arrest warrant was put out for him. The bar owner, Jake Gardner, was indicted by a grand jury on counts of manslaughter, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, attempted first-degree assault and making terrorist threats after intense political pressure was placed on the city. The local district attorney had originally ruled it was self defense.

    On May 30, the 38-year-old Gardner confronted a group of rioters outside a bar he owns in Omaha and was knocked to the ground. From there, he fired two warning shots and tried to get to his feet, prosecutors said. As he did, Gardner got into a fight with one man, James Scurlock, 22. The two scuffled before Gardner fired a shot that killed him.

    Douglas County District Court Judge Shelly Stratman then appointed a special council, Fredrick Franklin (black), an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Omaha, to handle the case though they said they expected the same outcome.

    “The manslaughter charge”, Franklin said, “is related to Scurlock’s death; the attempted assault charge resulted from the second warning shot Gardner fired; the charge of making terrorist threats is linked to a verbal confrontation that Gardner had with Scurlock”.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Zorro says:

      “Another conservative casualty in the ongoing cold civil war:”

      Redundant. The ONLY type of casualty n the ongoing civil war is CONSERVATIVE.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Joemama says:

      Gardner should not have been charged with anything. His life was clearly in danger.
      Scurlock had him in a chokehold when he was shot. He had just been attacked from behind by two other men.

      The charges were complete BS.

      Another marxist AG only prosecuting people that defend themselves, but not prosecuting any of the attackers.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Zy says:

    Come on Maria, the future of the Republic is in balance. Ask Rubio if he or any of the other committee members ever hear from James Wolfe and how’s he doing.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Maquis says:

    He’s really glad Lindsey Graham is looking into it.
    Alrighty then.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Robert Smith says:

    There should not be hearing where testimony is secret or non-public.

    If they insist, then the President/Executive branch – if it wasn’t swamp – should as standard operating procedure call in under oath anyone who is called into a House or Senate committee to testify.

    Sure, that’s a Butt-load of work and resources but that’ll get some lid on the funny business.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Everett Miller says:

    No “secret” court, hearing, report, transcripts are justifiable when related to The People’s business, which surely includes oversight.


  13. MJJ says:

    Guess the Intelligence Committee Chairman “BURR AND WARNER ARE ABOVE THE LAW IN AMERICA”, protecting a Presidential Transitional Administration and now Obstructing Justice by Hiding Documents under Investigations? Only President Trump has the Constitutional Presidential Power to Release any SSCI Documents or Transcripts and for any reason. These Public Servants are now Public Serpents and need to Resign and be Indicted for Obstruction of Justice.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Bulldog84 says:

    Don’t pretend it’s just the SSCI (whether formerly under Burr and now Rubio) that is corrupt and tried to damage Donald Trump.

    It is the majority of the senate GOP. If you think it’s just the Dems, think again.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. govlawyer says:

    You too can win valuable prizes and wealth if you become a Senator……just ask ‘lil Marco!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. John-Y128 says:

    Sounds like Marco is prepping everyone that Comey is the going to be the bad guy.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Daniel says:

    The question in my mind is whether or not Comey will go quietly under that bus.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. TwoLaine says:

    Ask the right effing questions.

    Marco, have you PERSONALLY SEEN AND READ the interview transcripts your committee is refusing to produce due to unethical secretive agreements?


  19. Kent Clizbe says:

    Thanks, Sundance. Really appreciate your efforts.

    This is the most important thing. You have the insights that no one else does. Regardless of what happens in the election, you’re laying down the facts and cogent analysis for the record.

    Some day something will be done.


  20. litenmaus says:

    March 16, 2017 per the FBI, their offices received a request from ‘another agency’ that Senator Mark Warner, co-chair of the Special Committee on Intelligence, was requesting the October 21, 2016 FISA application on Carter Page.

    I am drawn back to the statement and “another agency” time and time again….If the FBI had received a request from the SSCI for the October 21, 2016 FISA application, one would expect that they would have reported that the request was received from the SSCI would one not? So exactly what agency?

    Why would Mark Warner have to go to “another agency” to make the request to the FBI? Are orders orally issued and no letters of request are required? Where is the written documentation to this “other agency” that contacted the FBI on behalf of Mark Warner?

    Liked by 1 person

  21. stripmallgrackle says:

    So who got indicted today?


  22. haoleboy says:

    Really discouraging when I can’t find a single politician that has played it straight .

    Liked by 1 person

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