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DOJ “Small Group Official” Bruce Ohr Demoted Again – Removed From Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force…
Posted on January 8, 2018 by sundance

The walls continue closing in. The STORY IS GETTING OUT. The Bigger media voices will eventually catch up to the story. Right now the scale of the story is so large, and the consequences so damaging to the Republic, they are scared to call it out… but that won’t last too much longer. They can’t ignore it much longer.

As OIG (Michael Horowitz) and Congressional Investigators (Nunes, Goodlatte, Grassley) begin assembling the evidence against the corrupt DOJ and FBI officials, the current DOJ/FBI leadership begin working in concert to position the corrupt.

Former FBI Counterintelligence #2, Peter Strzok, is now holding down a chair in the Human Resources Department; FBI/DOJ Attorney Lisa Page, previously “Andy” McCabe’s legal aide – now carrying legal ebola, wanders aimlessly amid the halls of Main Justice; FBI Chief Legal Counsel Jim Baker is currently in charge of stapler inventory; FBI Asst. Director McCabe is trying to make it to retirement in March… and today the previously disciplined DOJ attorney Bruce Ohr takes another demotion.

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don't buy it,

all these supposed people having their wings clipped and knocked down a notch.

no matter, as they still have their clearances, can still come and go as they please. Still have access to their whole networks built up over the years, etc.

the people who work with them and for them aren't going to care whether they have a certain title. They will fully understand they are 'made' and will do what is told by these same persons.

There is only 1 solution for these people and it sure as hell isn't demoting them.
 

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don't buy it,

all these supposed people having their wings clipped and knocked down a notch.

no matter, as they still have their clearances, can still come and go as they please. Still have access to their whole networks built up over the years, etc.

the people who work with them and for them aren't going to care whether they have a certain title. They will fully understand they are 'made' and will do what is told by these same persons.

There is only 1 solution for these people and it sure as hell isn't demoting them.



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Corruption writ large in the FedGov beaurocracy. Demotions are ok for the time being but it must be followed up by a grand jury, and these people charged with the crimes they have committed. Fading off into the sunset is not an acceptable answer. Slapping hands is also unacceptable, as in Learner at the IRS or Sandy Berger. They need to be disgraced, in public, perp walk and all. Pensions need to be taken away, serious jail time awarded, fines applied, etc. Ban from any and all FedGov employment including contracts, public elected office and lobbying for life as well. Anything less is unacceptable.
 

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President Trump Unleashes Fury on FBI Agent Peter Strzok – Accuses Strzok of Treason!
January 11, 2018 by Cristina Laila 65 Comments

FIREWORKS!
President Trump accused FBI agent Peter Strzok of treason in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday.



Peter Strzok was caught discussing an “insurance policy” against a Trump victory with his mistress lawyer Lisa Page. The two were subsequently removed from the Mueller investigation.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump, unprompted, labeled as “treason” a text message written by Peter Strzok, an agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who was removed in July as a top investigator on the special counsel’s team investigating whether Russia colluded with associates of Mr. Trump to influence the 2016 presidential election.

“A man is tweeting to his lover that if [Democrat Hillary Clinton ] loses, we’ll essentially do the insurance policy. We’ll go to phase two and we’ll get this guy out of office,” said Mr. Trump, giving his interpretation of Mr. Strzok’s text message.


Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman responded to Trump’s accusation he committed treason, “It is beyond reckless for the president of the United States to accuse Pete Strzok, a man who has devoted his entire adult life to defending this country, of treason. It should surprise no one that the president has both the facts and the law wrong.” WSJ reported.

Peter Strzok sent the following text message to Bureau lawyer Lisa Page during the 2016 presidential election, “I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andy’s office-that there’s no way he gets elected-but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.It’s like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 you’re 40.”

The kicker? This discussion took place in FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s office.

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BREAKING: Obama’s Deep State FBI and DOJ Caught Synchronizing Anti-Trump Classified Leaks to Liberal Media
January 11, 2018 by Jim Hoft 126 Comments
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Obama’s Deep State DOJ and FBI were not only leaking classified intelligence to the mainstream media (MSM) but they were synchronizing their leaks to various outlets to achieve the most impact.
These criminal acts are beyond any imagination and show how criminal and corrupt the Obama justice team was by the end of his eight years in office.

On Tuesday night Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell was on Lou Dobbs Tonight on FOX Business to discuss the text messages exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his DOJ lawyer mistress Lisa Page. He discussed whether their texts prove that they leaked information to the liberal media.

During the interview Farrell stated-

This is a case of them [Strzok and Page] I think trying to get out ahead of the problem because obviously Strzok is already, Strzok and his girlfriend are already in bad shape. But the text messages today show that they were synchronizing, they were first of all leaking, but then they were synchronizing their story to both the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and perhaps others, and that is a level of, ah, investigative misconduct and abuse of process that is off the charts.

Sean Hannity on FOX News followed up last night that it is now evident that the US is facing unprecedented criminalization involving one of the largest abuses of power in US history due to the leaks and criminal abuses coming out of Obama’s deep state and corrupt DOJ and FBI. According to Hannity –

The powerful tools of intelligence have now been politicized and used to influence a Presidential election. Now make no mistake about this, this scandal will reach the highest levels of the Obama intelligence community, the DOJ, the FBI, and what we’re reporting on is only the beginning tonight.

Obama’s deep state criminals must be brought to justice. The Mueller ‘investigation’ is part of this scandalous operation connived by deep state criminals. Justice cannot come soon enough. We now need an AG that will make a stand for justice.

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That’s Our President!… Trump Responds to ‘Gang of Six’ Immigration Deal in Classic Style
January 11, 2018 by Jim Hoft 198 Comments
That’s our president.



And THAT’S why we love him!
President Trump responded today to the “Gang of Six” immigration plan.
Could not have said it better myself.

The New York Times reported:

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and African countries, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.

Mr. Trump’s remarks left members of Congress attending the meeting in the Cabinet Room alarmed and mystified. They were there discussing an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss the explosive proceedings of the private meeting.

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Trump made my day with the shithole comment.
I'll tell you, I never cared for the man and only celebrated his election because I saw him as a monkey wrench into the FedGov machine.
But he is slowly winning my heart.
 

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And pundits were wailing that President Trump was selling out his Deplorables.
He handed Durbin and the other uniparty traitors a grenade sans the pin.

Democrats Use Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Comment To Blow Up Amnesty Talks


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by NEIL MUNRO11 Jan 201823,088

President Donald Trump shot down an amnesty plan offered by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and several GOP Senators, prompting amnesty-advocates to wreck the amnesty talks by leaking Trump’s Oval Office “sh*thole” description of undeveloped countries.

The amnesty-plus plan was developed by Dubin and several pro-amnesty GOP Senators, including Sen. Cory Gardner from Colorado. The plan would provide an unpopular fast-track amnesty to more than one million illegals, reserve future chain-migration and also provide a quasi-amnesty to the illegal-immigrant parents who brought their children — dubbed ‘dreamers’ by Democrats — to the United States.

The Washington Post‘s story is based on a leak, likely from Durbin’s team. That leak suggests that Durbin and his allies do not expect to make a deal that they can sell to their base. Without that deal, the Democrats are using Trump’s “sh*thole” comment to blame his supposed racism for their failure to persuade Trump to abandon his base by accepting a big amnesty.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...-stomps-durbin-gardner-amnesty-plus-proposal/
 

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Well, it they're not sh-thole countries, then their citizens won't have any problem returning to them....will they

And, seeing how they are sh-tholes...then he is merely telling the truth about these wonderful 3rd world countries and they just can't stand having the truth be told
 

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How long must this soap opera go on before Trump calls in the Marines and has Congress arrested? Enough with this petty politices bullshit! We have work to do if we want to take our country back!
 

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President Trump Rejects Ridiculous UniParty DACA Deal…
Posted on January 12, 2018 by sundance

CTH has pointed out for years that “immigration” is second only to “budgets” in being able to see the bold colors of the UniParty at work. Senators Michael Bennet (D), Dick Durbin (D), Bob Menendez (D), Jeff Flake (R), Cory Gardner (R) and Lindsey Graham (R), are the latest insufferable crew to present the UniParty immigration demands.

Thankfully, President Trump rejected their “proposal“; and as a direct result the UniParty immediately pounds the Alinsky Drums: “Racist, Racist, Racist“:



Senator Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham exited the meeting yesterday after President Trump rejected their proposal. Immediately Durbin begins Alinsky positioning for political benefit by claiming President Trump said the words “shithole countries“.


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Well, it they're not sh-thole countries, then their citizens won't have any problem returning to them....will they

And, seeing how they are sh-tholes...then he is merely telling the truth about these wonderful 3rd world countries and they just can't stand having the truth be told
Not only that, since they are not sh*tholes, then they do not need anymore foreign aid from the USA. Send that money to build the wall.

The whole thing is a diversion so as not to give Trump another victory. Both parties voted for the wall and wanted some kind of immigration reform, but they stopped short for political reasons. They should all be removed from office.
 

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#FusionCollusion – Congress Takes 3-Prong Approach To Surround Corrupt Intelligence and Justice Officials…
Posted on January 14, 2018 by sundance


There is an interesting dynamic unfolding with White Hats and Black Hats amid the story of how political forces within the DOJ and FBI conspired with Clinton allies in the 2016 presidential election, ie. “The Trump Operation”. [Hi Glenn, Jim, Andy]

Back-story – There are two central components:

♦First, corruption within the DOJ and FBI that included their use of unlawful use of FISA-702 exploits; and ♦second, how that intelligence information was extracted, passed along to those outside government, repackaged, and reconstituted into the “Steele Dossier”. The finished, albeit sketchy, intelligence was later returned to the FBI to request lawful FISA court surveillance authority. It is a circle of “intelligence laundering”.

We know the DOJ (National Security Division), and FBI (Counterintelligence Division), worked together on the enterprise. This collaboration is where the insider “small group” participants assemble, intersect and ultimately redistribute themselves into the Mueller investigation with the help of Mueller’s adviser, FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker.



The Players, “Insiders”:

DOJ side: Asst. Attorney General Sally Yates, Asst. AG Head of National Security Division John P Carlin; Deputy Attorney Bruce Ohr; and legal liaison between Main Justice and FBI, Attorney Lisa Page.

FBI side: FBI Director Jim Comey; Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Director of Counterintelligence W.H. “Bill Priestap”; FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker; and lead FBI Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok.

Outsiders (The Dossier Crew):

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson; the wife of Simpson, Mary B. Jacoby; a hired private contractor, familiar with CIA operations, Nellie Ohr (also wife of DOJ team insider Bruce Ohr); contracted former British MI6 Agent and head of Russia House, Christopher Steele (also attributed authorship of ‘Dossier’).

♦The basic enterprise seems pretty straightforward albeit corrupt as hell. During a period of November 2015 through April 18th 2016, Justice Department political insiders and outside political contractors, including Fusion-GPS, accessed the NSA and FBI database using FISA-702(17) “About Queries”. They gathered information on candidate Hillary Clinton’s political opposition including Donald Trump campaign officials and affiliates.

This was essentially deep state political opposition research being conducted inside government for a considerable period of time. The information, gathered on Clinton’s political opposition, was then weaponized against the candidacy of Donald Trump.




After being instructed by NSA Director Mike Rogers to conduct a full FISA audit, the NSA compliance officer began querying DOJ and FBI activity. As the compliance investigation closed in on the operation, FBI officials grew nervous. Eventually contractor access to ongoing FISA intelligence was blocked effective April 18th, 2016.

We discover this activity from testimony given by Director Rogers, and from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats releasing a partially redacted FISC ruling in April 2017.

The FISC ruling details the events throughout 2016. When the full story is finally out, I think many people will understand why DNI Dan Coats made the unprecedented decision to release the court documents. The deliberate 2017 FISC transparency appears to have been part of a well developed anti-corruption strategy leading us all the way to today.

In the April 2017 ruling, the FISA Court (FISC) noted there was no reason to doubt the November 2015 through April 2016 “compliance error rate” was less severe than previous compliance error rates going back to 2012 (pg 82); in essence, the abuse of FISA searches by FBI contractors was systemic over multiple years:



The unlawfully obtained FISA intelligence information appears to end up at a central collection unit, Fusion GPS. There are many participating members within Fusion; however, the key figures in this specific enterprise are husband and wife Glenn Simpson and Mary Jacoby. Mary Jacoby’s relationship with the Clintons’ goes all the way back to the Rose Law Firm. Mary Jacoby also brings the “Dossier Trail” to the White House.

Fusion-GPS had been pushing a Russian-centric narrative for several months prior to being hired by Hillary Clinton, via her law firm Perkins Coie, in April of 2016.

After being contracted by Clinton, Fusion then hired Russian expert and CIA network allyNellie Ohr, the wife of DOJ deputy Bruce Ohr.

All research indicates that Nellie Ohr then loosely contextualized the extracted data into a draft or written narrative/story-line that painted a false story of loose connections between candidate Donald Trump and Russian entities.



Ms. Ohr’s transcripts then get passed along to another Fusion contractor, Christopher Steele; a retired MI6 agent who was also head of the intelligence gathering unit in the U.K. known as The ‘Russia House’. Presumably the Fusion intelligence hand-off to Steele was to give the Ohr transcript some independent Chris Steele intelligence bona fides.

After an undetermined amount of back-and-forth transcript editing and memo assemblies, the joint collaboration between Fusion’s Nellie Ohr and Christopher Steele appears to have become the “Trump-Russia Steele Dossier”. [There are several key indications within the finished Dossier that show Chris Steele did not author much of the content.]

Additionally, if you directly follow all media reporting on the dossier’s construct and origin, you’ll note the finished product was exclusively the assembled and proprietary work of Fusion-GPS, NOT Christopher Steele.

Even John McCain had to get his copy from Glenn Simpson at Fusion-GPS, despite McCain’s intermediary, David Kramer, meeting with Steele in England to discuss the content. Glenn Simpson and Fusion-GPS are also facing numerous lawsuits as it relates to the content of the dossier. Christopher Steele is refusing to answer questions except in court. The goal of gaining intelligence credibility for the dossier was a one-way street.

As Hillary Clinton and U.S. media now attempt to distance themselves from the Dossier, they cannot escape the fact that Clinton hired Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) and ultimately they created the Dossier.

In short, Hillary Clinton cannot claim be hoodwinked by Russian disinformation within a document that she created. Hence, Clinton has a dossier problem, and it will not go away.

However, that said, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley completely predicted that “hoodwinked by the Russians” would be the fall-back position by Clinton and the FBI/DOJ insider team as it relates to their connection to the dossier content.

Accordingly, Senator Grassley and Senator Lindsey Graham sent the FBI a referral for criminal prosecution of Christopher Steele based on statements from FBI agents who attributed statements to Steele; those second-hand accounts conflict with known evidence about the dossier content. –SEE HERE– Grassley is calling the FBI’s bluff and demanding they investigate the horrible British fibber while knowing the fibber isn’t Steele – it’s the FBI.

♦ Because the scale of the Fusion/FBI/DOJ collusion story is so large in its overall impact, the congressional and Trump administration White Hats are conducting a three-pronged attack on the conspiracy teams.

They are working in concert:

(L-R) Bob Goodlatte, Chuck Grassley, Devin Nunes

•House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is focused on the FISA abuse; and overall abuse from the larger intelligence community (FBI, CIA, ODNI and NSA). The FISA-702 angle is his leverage to reveal it.

•Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is focused on the Dossier fraud; and the overall DOJ and FBI corruption. The Steele Dossier is his leverage to reveal it.

•House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte is focused on the FBI and DOJ corruption; and his leverage is the Office of Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, and the year-long IG investigation that just turned over 1.2 million pages of investigative documents.

Nunes, Grassley and Goodlatte are working in concert, each with a specific attack strategy that targets the larger swamp defense. Next week they begin the three-pronged attack we call “THE BIG UGLY“.

The Big Ugly is the wrecking ball that will shatter the front line swamp defenses and allow the draining to begin. The plan for this strategy was developed almost a year ago.



ODNI Dan Coats, NSA Director Mike Rogers, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Asst. AG Rod Rosenstein have each played a significant role in preparing the landscape and armory for this conflict.

Congressional allies like Jim Jordan and Ron DeSantis will be working toward messaging and clearing the fog from the media.

It is not accidental that Ron DeSantis has asked Speaker Ryan to declassify everything…. only a week before Devin Nunes announces his request for the full house to see everything declassified and without redaction. These are Big Ugly cannon shots into the heart of deception.

Chairman Devin Nunes, Chairman Chuck Grassley and Chairman Bob Goodlatte are now in position to use all the information provided by: Dan Coats (FISA), Mike Rogers (FISA), Michael Horowitz (DOJ IG report); and Rosenstein (DOJ/FBI reports); while leaving clean hands for FBI Christopher Wray and DOJ Jeff Sessions to watch from the hilltops and prepare to rebuild the entire justice department in the aftermath.

Additionally, guardian intelligence hero, NSA Mike Rogers is retiring; that will now allow him the ability to speak without restraint before any committee or hearing. Chairman Bob Goodlatte is not running for re-election; cleaning up the DOJ will be his legacy initiative.

Relax and enjoy this upcoming week.

You’re worth it….



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happening fast now................

House Intelligence Committee Votes To Reveal “The Big Ugly”…

Posted on January 18, 2018 by sundance

The House Intelligence Committee voted today to allow all congressional members to view a summary report of classified documents behind the “Clinton Dossier”.

As Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner: “At the committee’s meeting Thursday morning, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., offered a motion to allow all House members to review a brief report prepared by the Republican majority summarizing the panel’s investigation into what GOP members call “FISA abuse.””



All of the Republicans voted to allow the sunlight, Adam Schiff and all the Democrats on the committee voted to block the sunlight.

[…] There will be no copies of the report handed out to House members. Instead, a copy will be made available for them to read in a secure room in the Capitol. They won’t be able to take the report out of the room. But they will know the answers to the questions.


Which raises another question: When will the public know? Obviously, the more House members know about the dossier investigation, the more likely its classified results are to leak. That might happen at any time.

But Republicans can pursue another strategy, as well. The House itself can declassify documents under certain conditions. If enough members support declassifying the House Intel report, then the House as a body could move to declassify the information in it. And then the public would know. (read more)

And that’s where Representative Ron DeSantis January 9th, 2018 letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan comes in:

 

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Rep Matt Gaetz on FISA Corruption Memo: “Very Foundations of Our Democracy” At Risk…
Posted on January 18, 2018 by sundance

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today released the following statement after reviewing information from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, including a memo held in the Congressional Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) that contained previously-undisclosed information involving the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ).

“The House must immediately make public the memo prepared by the Intelligence Committee regarding the FBI and the Department of Justice. The facts contained in this memo are jaw-dropping and demand full transparency. There is no higher priority than the release of this information to preserve our democracy,” Rep. Gaetz said. (more)

 

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For some reason, I’m Beginning to think the timing of this may be part of the budget negotiation, the Dems must be freaking out that this information might be released. He may be using this to break them.
Time will tell.


 

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Irons,

I would disagree that he use it as a neg tool.

It is important enough to get it released and put them on their heels, knowing full well there is more to come after this. He will just have to deal with the budget flak on its merits.

Everytime he uses something important as a neg tool, then the 'deal' surely is of no benefit to us. The truth remains hidden, and business continues as usual.

Bunch of blustering and carrying on, but no game.

This is high stakes poker, and he needs to show he has the nuts to play at the big boyz table. That he has the capacity to achieve quantifiable results.
 

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from the comments, here is the very first comment.............

Principled says:
January 18, 2018 at 4:27 pm
I’m hoping for the best… but I am apprehensive about the big ugly not ever happening.
I know I’ll get abused but it’s true.. I worry about it – sorry….


Follow up from Sundance 1/2 way down the first page...........

sundance says:
January 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm

ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION TO THE FIRST COMMENT.

WE ARE MONITORED.

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We already know what it says

The news media and the Obozo admin were in cahoots

Barack (Milhouse Nixon) Obozo was using the federal government (DOJ, IRS, EPA, BLM, etc.) to aide the Democrats and suppress the American people

Will still be freakin awesome to see it publicized.

The media can suppress a lot but I doubt they can squirrel distract this one.
 

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Irons,

I would disagree that he use it as a neg tool.

It is important enough to get it released and put them on their heels, knowing full well there is more to come after this. He will just have to deal with the budget flak on its merits.

Everytime he uses something important as a neg tool, then the 'deal' surely is of no benefit to us. The truth remains hidden, and business continues as usual.

Bunch of blustering and carrying on, but no game.

This is high stakes poker, and he needs to show he has the nuts to play at the big boyz table. That he has the capacity to achieve quantifiable results.
He may blow this one up while his people go after NAFTA.

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The media can suppress a lot but I doubt they can squirrel distract this one.
very important distinction here,

being told x vs being able to read x is a much different end

then they can't run, they can't hide, it is there wide open without spin

it is important that some of this stuff starts making it out into full view, not buried under spin and political backdoor wrangling
 

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very important distinction here,

being told x vs being able to read x is a much different end

then they can't run, they can't hide, it is there wide open without spin

it is important that some of this stuff starts making it out into full view, not buried under spin and political backdoor wrangling
Fully agree.
Roosterhead trey gowdy the defender of all things swamp is a master at spinning and pontificating until all interest is gone and nothing happens.

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as a further note

few are really up to speed with all of this. Those of us here with the assistance from Irons and others are paddling like heck to keep up with the intel as it comes.

Anyone who isn't in it, paying attention on a real time basis, is woefully lacking in the details and nuances of what is going on.

Leaving them to sucking up soundbites and forgetting about it immediately with no long term gains achieved.
 

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House Intel Releases Transcript from Glenn Simpson Testimony…
Posted on January 18, 2018 by sundance

The House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Representative Devin Nunes, released the 165 page transcript of Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s November testimony to the committee [Full Pdf Below].

Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) was hired by the Clinton campaign to conduct opposition research against candidate Donald Trump. Simpson then contracted with Nellie Ohr to facilitate the project. Nellie Ohr is the spouse of a DOJ Deputy Attorney, Bruce Ohr, who was demoted for having secret meetings with Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS.



Exhaustive research, and forthcoming evidence collected by various congressional committees, is highlighting a 2016 scheme where FBI and DOJ officials aligned with Hillary Clinton conducted a wide-scale surveillance effort against the Trump campaign partly by using unauthorized FISA-702 “search queries”. The National Security Division within the DOJ and Counterintelligence units within FBI were weaponized against the campaign of Donald Trump.

Nellie Ohr, working for Simpson, received and coordinated the distribution of material gained by unlawful DOJ/FBI surveillance upon the campaign officials of Donald Trump. The intelligence distribution included sharing unlawful FISA-702 search results with a retired British MI6 Agent and head of U.K’s Russia House, Christopher Steele.


Christopher Steele then passed along a collection of memos, written around -and to include- the FISA-702 surveillance documents, back to Fusion GPS. This was essentially a circle of intelligence laundering returning the unlawfully gained FISA-702 search material back to Fusion GPS and DOJ/FBI officials.

DOJ and FBI officials then used their collaboratively laundered intelligence product “The Steele/Clinton Dossier” to gain lawful FISA-702 warrants against the Trump campaign so they could legalize their surveillance efforts.

This entire operation against Donald Trump has been called: “The Big Ugly”.

Here’s the Glenn Simpson testimony:

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“The Public Must Have Access ASAP!” GOP Rep. Demands Release of “Bad Sources” Detailed Inside FISA Abuse Memo
January 18, 2018 by Joshua Caplan 95 Comments
On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members “a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program,” reports Fox News’ Chad Pergram. Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is demanding the secret memo be released immediately.



“Just read the classified doc @HPSCI re FISA abuse. I’m calling for its immediate public release w/relevant sourced material. The public must have access ASAP! #Transparency.”


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Just read the classified doc @HPSCI re FISA abuse. I'm calling for its immediate public release w/relevant sourced material. The public must have access ASAP! #Transparency

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“Releasing this classified info doesn’t compromise good sources & methods. It reveals the feds’ reliance on bad sources & methods,” added Zeldin.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) called the classified report compiled by the House Intelligence Committee is “deeply troubling” and raises serious questions as it relates to the ‘Russian collusion’ investigation.

“The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation,” tweeted DeSantis.

“While the report is classified as Top Secret, I believe the select committee should, pursuant to House rules, vote to make the report publicly available as soon as possible. This is a matter of national significance and the American people deserve the truth,” DeSantis.

Last week Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told fellow Republicans in closed-door meetings he had seen evidence that shows clear “abuse” of government surveillance programs by FBI and DOJ officials, Fox News reported.

Nunes also said he would “read all 435 members of Congress into major abuses with other areas of FISA and will read members in ASAP” according to Fox News.

http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01...se-bad-sources-inside-secret-fisa-abuse-memo/
 

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while this may seem minor, it represents a leg on the stool.

add another leg, and pretty soon you can start releasing info that was beyond belief, and now becomes possible (such as pedogate)
So called government shutdown happens tomorrow don't it? Perfect! Change all the locks overnight.

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The Evidence Inside The “House Intel Committee Four Page FISA Memo”…
Posted on January 19, 2018 by sundance

To understand the Four Page House Intelligence Memo at the heart of today’s FISA Abuse stories, it helps to understand why the memo is needed. We wrote about the issue in a March 2017 outline called: “The Nunes Paradox” – SEE HERE

As the year-long story has unfolded, there are two central components at the heart of the political corruption and weaponization of the DOJ and FBI:

♦First, corruption within the DOJ and FBI that included their use of unlawful use of FISA-702 exploits; and ♦Second, how that intelligence information was extracted, passed along to those outside government, repackaged, and reconstituted into the “Steele Dossier”. The finished, albeit sketchy, intelligence was later returned to the FBI to request lawful FISA court surveillance authority. It is a circle of “intelligence laundering”.

The DOJ (National Security Division), and FBI (Counterintelligence Division), worked together on the enterprise. This collaboration is where the insider “small group” participants assemble, intersect and ultimately redistribute themselves into the Mueller investigation with the help of Mueller’s adviser, FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker.

The evidence of this corrupt DOJ and FBI weaponization of intelligence is what lies inside today’s Four Page Intelligence Committee Memo.

The Players, “Insiders”:

DOJ side: Asst. Attorney General Sally Yates, Asst. AG Head of National Security Division John P Carlin; Deputy Attorney Bruce Ohr; and legal liaison between Main Justice and FBI, Attorney Lisa Page.

FBI side: FBI Director Jim Comey; Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Director of Counterintelligence W.H. “Bill Priestap”; FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker; and lead FBI Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok.

Outsiders (The Dossier Crew):

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson; the wife of Simpson, Mary B. Jacoby; a hired private contractor, familiar with CIA operations, Nellie Ohr (also wife of DOJ team insider Bruce Ohr); contracted former British MI6 Agent and head of Russia House, Christopher Steele (also attributed authorship of ‘Dossier’).

♦The basic enterprise is pretty straightforward albeit corrupt as hell. During a period of November 2015 through April 18th 2016, Justice Department political insiders and outside political contractors, including Fusion-GPS, accessed the NSA and FBI database using FISA-702(17) “About Queries”. They gathered information on candidate Hillary Clinton’s political opposition including Donald Trump campaign officials and affiliates.

This was essentially deep state political opposition research being conducted inside government for a considerable period of time. The information, gathered on Clinton’s political opposition, was then weaponized against the candidacy of Donald Trump.



After being instructed by NSA Director Mike Rogers to conduct a full FISA audit, the NSA compliance officer began querying DOJ and FBI activity. As the compliance investigation closed in on the operation, FBI officials grew nervous. Eventually contractor access to ongoing FISA intelligence was blocked effective April 18th, 2016.

We discover this activity from testimony given by Director Rogers, and from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats releasing a partially redacted FISC ruling in April 2017.

The FISC ruling details the events throughout 2016. When the full story is finally out, I think many people will understand why DNI Dan Coats made the unprecedented decision to release the court documents. The deliberate 2017 FISC transparency appears to have been part of a well developed anti-corruption strategy leading us all the way to today.

In the April 2017 ruling, the FISA Court (FISC) noted there was no reason to doubt the November 2015 through April 2016 “compliance error rate” was less severe than previous compliance error rates going back to 2012 (pg 82); in essence, the abuse of FISA searches by FBI contractors was systemic over multiple years:



The unlawfully obtained FISA intelligence information appears to end up at a central collection unit, Fusion GPS. There are many participating members within Fusion; however, the key figures in this specific enterprise are husband and wife Glenn Simpson and Mary Jacoby. Mary Jacoby’s relationship with the Clintons’ goes all the way back to the Rose Law Firm. Mary Jacoby also brings the “Dossier Trail” to the White House.

Fusion-GPS had been pushing a Russian-centric narrative for several months prior to being hired by Hillary Clinton, via her law firm Perkins Coie, in April of 2016.

After being shut out by the FISA Compliance Audit, and contracted by the Clinton campaign, Fusion needed a back-door to access continued information. That’s where Nellie Ohr comes in. Fusion hired Russian expert and CIA network ally Nellie Ohr, the wife of DOJ deputy Bruce Ohr. Nellie, a part of the CIA network, could use Bruce’s high level DOJ-NSD access to continue gathering FISA-702 data; and Nellie, Bruce and Glenn have collaborated on similar projects in the past. [SEE PAGE #30]






All research indicates that Nellie Ohr then loosely contextualized the extracted data into a draft or written narrative/story-line that painted a false story of loose connections between candidate Donald Trump and Russian entities.

Ms. Ohr’s transcripts then get passed along to another Fusion contractor, Christopher Steele; a retired MI6 agent who was also head of the intelligence gathering unit in the U.K. known as The ‘Russia House’. Presumably the Fusion intelligence hand-off to Steele was to give the Ohr transcript some independent Chris Steele intelligence bona fides.

After an undetermined amount of back-and-forth transcript editing and memo assemblies, the joint collaboration between Fusion’s Nellie Ohr and Christopher Steele appears to have become the “Trump-Russia Steele Dossier”. [There are several key indications within the finished Dossier that show Chris Steele did not author much of the content.]

Additionally, if you directly follow all media reporting on the dossier’s construct and origin, you’ll note the finished product was exclusively the assembled and proprietary work of Fusion-GPS, NOT Christopher Steele.

Even John McCain had to get his copy from Glenn Simpson at Fusion-GPS, despite McCain’s intermediary, David Kramer, meeting with Steele in England to discuss the content. Glenn Simpson and Fusion-GPS are also facing numerous lawsuits as it relates to the content of the dossier. Christopher Steele is refusing to answer questions except in court. The goal of gaining intelligence credibility for the dossier was a one-way street.

As Hillary Clinton and U.S. media now attempt to distance themselves from the Dossier, they cannot escape the fact that Clinton hired Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) and ultimately they created the Dossier.

In short, Hillary Clinton cannot claim be hoodwinked by Russian disinformation within a document that she created. Hence, Clinton has a dossier problem, and it will not go away.


However, that said, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley completely predicted that “hoodwinked by the Russians” would be the fall-back position by Clinton and the FBI/DOJ insider team as it relates to their connection to the dossier content.

Accordingly, Senator Grassley and Senator Lindsey Graham sent the FBI a referral for criminal prosecution of Christopher Steele based on statements from FBI agents who attributed statements to Steele; those second-hand accounts conflict with known evidence about the dossier content. –SEE HERE– Grassley is calling the FBI’s bluff and demanding they investigate the horrible British fibber while knowing the fibber isn’t Steele – it’s the FBI.

♦ Because the scale of the Fusion/FBI/DOJ collusion story is so large in its overall impact, the congressional and Trump administration White Hats are conducting a three-pronged attack on the conspiracy teams.

They are working in concert:

(L-R) Bob Goodlatte, Chuck Grassley, Devin Nunes

•House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is focused on the FISA abuse; and overall abuse from the larger intelligence community (FBI, CIA, ODNI and NSA). The FISA-702 angle is his leverage to reveal it.

•Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is focused on the Dossier fraud; and the overall DOJ and FBI corruption. The Steele Dossier is his leverage to reveal it.

•House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte is focused on the FBI and DOJ corruption; and his leverage is the Office of Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, and the year-long IG investigation that just turned over 1.2 million pages of investigative documents.

Nunes, Grassley and Goodlatte are working in concert, each with a specific attack strategy that targets the larger swamp defense. This week they began the three-pronged attack we call “THE BIG UGLY“.

The Big Ugly is the wrecking ball that will shatter the front line swamp defenses and allow the draining to begin. The plan for this strategy was developed almost a year ago after Nunes realized how the compartmented intelligence would be used to block sunlight.



ODNI Dan Coats, the man who declassified the original FISA court opinion, NSA Director Mike Rogers, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Asst. AG Rod Rosenstein have each played a significant role in preparing the landscape and armory for this conflict.

Congressional allies like Jim Jordan and Ron DeSantis will be working toward messaging and clearing the fog from the media.

It is not accidental that Ron DeSantis has asked Speaker Ryan to declassify everything…. only a week before Devin Nunes announces his request for the full house to see everything declassified and without redaction. These are Big Ugly cannon shots into the heart of deception. The summary of the classified FISA-702 abuse, and the subsequent unmasking therein, lies at the heart of the strategy to use a four-page summary memo to inform the public of the historic issues.

Chairman Devin Nunes, Chairman Chuck Grassley and Chairman Bob Goodlatte are now in position to use all the information provided by: Dan Coats (FISA), Mike Rogers (FISA), Michael Horowitz (DOJ IG report); and Rosenstein (DOJ/FBI reports); while leaving clean hands for FBI Christopher Wray and DOJ Jeff Sessions to watch from the hilltops and prepare to rebuild the entire justice department in the aftermath.

Additionally, guardian intelligence hero, NSA Mike Rogers is retiring; that will now allow him the ability to speak without restraint before any committee or hearing. Chairman Bob Goodlatte is not running for re-election; cleaning up the DOJ will be his legacy initiative.



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https://theconservativetreehouse.co...he-house-intel-committee-four-page-fisa-memo/
 

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Miles Rost says:
January 19, 2018 at 2:19 am

Sounds like the State of the Union is going to be where everything gets laid out on the table. Nationwide TV, streaming, podcasts, the works.

Or at least the timing of it is going to coincide with the SOTU.


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January 19, 2018 at 2:30 am
Miles Rost,

Maxine Waters and other democrats will not attend the State of the Union address
Perhaps they fear the Big Ugly will be presented to the public then.
One big ugly is plenty at that upcoming event..
Just stay home Maxine.

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Today might prove to be pretty damn interesting. I bet many swamp creatures didn't sleep very well last night........

‘SH*T IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN’: Ex-Secret Service Agent Warns ‘Devastating’ FISA Memo Set To ‘Expose’ Obama
January 18, 2018 by Joshua Caplan 1111 Comments
The House Intel panel’s passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter King’s motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memo’s immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so “explosive,” that it could end special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe once and for all.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino warned the release of the FISA report will destroy the image of his former boss Barack Obama.

“Take it to the bank, the FBI/FISA docs are devastating for the Dems. The whole image of a benevolent Barack Obama they’ve disingenuously tried to portray is about to be destroyed. The real Obama, the vengeful narcissist, is going to be exposed for all to see,” tweeted Dan Bongino

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...warns-devastating-fisa-memo-set-expose-obama/

“Sickening Reality Has Set In – Worse than Watergate”: Rep. Steve King Demands Congress #ReleaseTheMemo
January 18, 2018 by Joshua Caplan 163 Comments

On Thursday night, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) joined the chorus of lawmakers demanding the classified FISA abuse memo be released.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...s-fisa-abuse-demands-congress-releasethememo/




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