Unsealed FISA Court Ruling Shows 85% of Obama’s FBI and DOJ 704-5 FISA Searches Were Illegal and Illegally Provided to Government Outsiders
And we're supposed to trust them................NO %$#@ING WAY!!!
Additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok were recently handed over to Congress, reports the AP.
Buried in the report are text messages between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page discussing how hackers likely obtained an email exchange between then-President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The exchange was later covered-up by the FBI after the incident was removed from Comey’s closing statement
According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 50,000 text messages were exchanged between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page. These 50,000 text messages do not include the ‘missing’ texts.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) said after reviewing the new text messages he believes there may have been a “secret society” of folks within the DOJ and FBI working against Trump.
""[05:12] “It makes it harder and harder for Chairman Gowdy and I to explain away one strange coincidence after another”. ""
""Hmmm? Now, why would Roosterhead want to “explain away“? LOLOL. These UniParty knuckleheads are so transparent. THIS is why they are not part of the current team.""
"...It is my opinion that Obama’s act to allow the NSA to share more communications was an effort to undermine the Trump administration. And once again, evidence has been mysteriously lost. What’s really interesting about that is the period during which the Strzok texts are missing ends on the day that Rosenstein appointed Mueller as Special Counsel.
Barack Obama put his finger on the scales of Justice and tipped them in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump. He has weaponized and corrupted the IRS, the DOJ and FBI for political aspirations. There is little reason for Americans to have faith in the integrity of these institutions. Obama has presided over a gargantuan abuse of the Constitution, US law and of American ideals. It is the worst conspiracy in the history of this country. And we would have never known any of it had Hillary Clinton won as was expected. Had she won, this abuse would have become both buried and concreted by democrats into the system. Politically this country would have become the Soviet Union."
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.@SenRonJohnson on alleged 'secret society' mentioned in @FBI agents' texts: "That 'secret society' - we have an informant that's talking about a group, they were holding secret meetings offsite." #SpecialReport https://t.co/0NPVFhqWiY pic.twitter.com/NaXelnfaJP— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 23, 2018
Lock THEM Up!!!!!!!
Rotten pack of hopelessly corrupt liars........
GWP:A Report was released in April of 2017 that received no publicity until recently.
The report was a ruling on the results of an investigation or audit into FISA searches made by Obama’s FBI and DOJ during Obama’s time in office. The report shows Obama’s FBI and DOJ participated in widespread criminal searches and criminal sharing of data with non authorized entities outside of government.
On April 26, 2017, an unsealed FISA Court Ruling unveiled a number of criminal activities that Barack Obama’s FBI and DOJ participated in during his time in office. The report to date received little attention. Now interest is brewing due to the recent actions of Congress and the report that is expected to be released in the upcoming weeks.
The FISA Court Ruling shows widespread abuse of the FISA mandate. According to the report,Obama’s FBI and DOJ performed searches on Americans that were against their 4th Amendment rights. This went on for years. One paragraph in the report states that 85% of the Section 704 and 705(b) FISA searches made during this time were non-compliant with applicable laws and therefore criminal.
FISA 705 warrants deal with US citizens outside of the country. MORE
A controversial Republican memo alleging surveillance abuse specifically names FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein along with former FBI Director James Comey.
On January 24, 2017 Michael Flynn was interviewed by the FBI. He was a victim of entrapment.
Two people familiar with the matter said Trump was unaware that Flynn had spoken with the FBI until two days after the interview took place. An attorney for Flynn did not respond to a request for comment on this story.
A brief phone call from the office of Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director, to a scheduler for Flynn on Jan. 24 set the interview in motion, according to people familiar with the matter. The scheduler was told the FBI wanted to speak with Flynn later that day, these people said, and the meeting was placed on Flynn’s schedule. The scheduler didn’t ask the reason for the meeting, and the FBI didn’t volunteer it, one person familiar with the matter said.
Later that day, two FBI agents arrived at the White House to speak with Flynn. A lawyer for the National Security Council typically would be informed of such a meeting and be present for it, one person familiar with the procedures said. But that didn’t happen in this instance, and Flynn didn’t include his own personal lawyer, two people said. He met with the two federal agents alone, according to these people.
“No one knew that any of this was happening,” said another senior White House official who was there at the time.
“Apparently it was not clear to Flynn that this was about his personal conduct,” another White House official said. “So he didn’t think of bringing his own lawyer.”
He didn’t bring a lawyer, which made the job of inducing Flynn to incriminate himself a cinch. The motivation to do so by at least one of the interviewers was more than apparent.
The interview was kept secret for two days.On December 1, 2017 Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. Flynn was charged with lying about doing something that was entirely legal.
The charge to which retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty may tell us a great deal about the Robert Mueller investigation.
The first question is, why did Flynn lie? People who lie to the FBI generally do so because, if they told the truth, they would be admitting to a crime. But the two conversations that Flynn falsely denied having were not criminal. He may have believed they were criminal but, if he did, he was wrong.
Consider his request to Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S., to delay or oppose a United Nations Security Council vote on an anti-Israel resolution that the outgoing Obama administration refused to veto. Not only was that request not criminal, it was the right thing to do. President Obama’s unilateral decision to change decades-long American policy by not vetoing a perniciously one-sided anti-Israel resolution was opposed by Congress and by most Americans. It was not good for America, for Israel or for peace. It was done out of Obama’s personal pique against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rather than on principle.
“He may have believed they were criminal”
Indeed. And given the interviewer, it would shock no one to learn that the agent led Flynn believe it was criminal. The interviewer had “unfinished business” and needed to “protect the country” from Donald Trump with an “insurance policy.”
“Now Gen. Flynn, it would look really, really bad were you to have talked to the Russians about sanctions, wouldn’t it? That could go really bad for you. Did you talk about sanctions with any Russians?”
Flynn was had and Strzok, fresh off writing Comey’s exculpation of Hillary Clinton, knew exactly what he was doing. One cannot help but notice that the the texts between Strzok and his paramour are missing for this critical period.
Clearly, Flynn was a step on the ladder to eventually ensnare Trump and force him from office for the crime of defeating Hillary Clinton in the election. Let’s be honest- Trump has been framed. The problem for the FBI now is that this is fruit of the poisoned tree. Not only was Strzok biased but his bias affected his performance. Flynn was entrapped. The conviction should be thrown out of court.
Exit question: If they’re missing, how does anyone know that there are 50,000 texts missing?
YES! A nuclear enema of the first order! Clean....uh....HOUSE!
They know not what they do!
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as for Hannity, his twitter was hacked, just like Sara Carter's was.... Sean's was shutdown by the hack for a bit Sat. AM ...
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We know for a fact that the Obama DOJ and FBI illegally unmasked American citizens before and after the presidential election. It is also obvious that President Trump and his close associates were among the targets of this unlawful surveillance.
We know this because the declassified version of a FISA court ruling states, among other things, that the "FBI gave raw Section 702–acquired information to a private entity that was not a federal agency and whose personnel were not sufficiently supervised by a federal agency."
Which private entities were unlawfully given raw surveillance information about the Trump camp? We can't yet tell because the key graphs are redacted:
I figured it was possible to guess the names of the redacted entities using the Senate Judiciary Committee's document demand it issued on Thursday [PDF], which spells out certain groups of interest.
Check out this interesting "coincidence":
Now, if these "un-redactions" are accurate, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democrat National Committee, President Obama's "Organizing for America" all seem to ahve conspired with the FBI to first fix the result of the presidential election and -- when that failed -- to invent a way to remove Trump from office.
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
This is the greatest scandal in American history. These are police state tactics, plain and simple.
Unless all of these traitors are held to account, the future of the American republic is at risk.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has “stepped down effective today,” reports NBC News.
FOX News correspondent Catherine Herridge reported on Monday that FBI Director Christopher Wray viewed the explosive FISA memo this weekend.
It appears McCabe is the first victim of the FISA MEMO.
The swamp immediately struck back. The new Acting Deputy Director of the FBI replacing Andrew McCabe, David Bowdich worked under Comey. In fact, he may be a witness in the ‘Trump-Russia’ investigation because Comey had a conversation with him about Trump asking the former FBI Director to supposedly ‘back off its probe into General Flynn’.
Even worse, Bowdich was involved in the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting conversations with Comey as they scrambled to hide the scandalous meeting from the public.
PJ Media reports:
“I have been told tonight by a number of sources … that McCabe may have asked FBI agents to actually change their 302s,” Carter told host Sean Hannity.
The 302 form contains information from the notes an FBI agent takes during an interview of a subject. It is used by FBI agents to “report or summarize the interviews that they conduct.”
“So basically every time an FBI agent interviews a witness, they have to go back and file a report,” Carter explained.
Hannity pointed out that, if true, it would constitute a case of obstruction of justice, and Carter agreed. She said the matter was being investigated by FBI Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
“If this is true — and not just alleged — if this is true, McCabe will be fired,” Carter said. “They are considering firing him in the next few days. If this turns out to be true,” she added.
Well, well, well… Snap. This is an interesting development, potentially quite explosive, and, perhaps, stunningly affirmational.
According to Catherine Herridge, after Chairman Nunes personally took FBI Director Christopher Wray to view the “Intel Memo” on Sunday night, and prior to the House Intel Committee vote to release the memo Monday evening, FBI Director Christopher Wray sent a Main Justice official and a “counterintelligence official” to view the content.
According to her report, those officials: “could not point to any factual inaccuracies.”
That doesn’t seem to jive with the FBI statement that came out today, where they said “we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.” It’s worth noting that the FBIs concerns have nothing to do with sources and methods, but seems to arise from the fact the memo is based on cherrypicked information that doesn’t tell the whole story. This is from the Trump era Director of the FBI, not some holdover from the Obama era, so help me understand the motivations here.
Context eludes you far too often. The accuracy of the memo was not called into question. The objection raised today was the potential exposure of intelligent methods used by our government.
Two separate issues: facts(true) and how those facts were discovered (methodology).
And, of course, there is the fear of exposure by the upper echelons of the FBI and DOJ.
Welp, so much for that conspiracy eh? On to the next one!!
“The FBI takes seriously its obligations to the FISA Court and its compliance with procedures overseen by career professionals in the Department of Justice and the FBI. We are committed to working with the appropriate oversight entities to ensure the continuing integrity of the FISA process.
With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it. As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
Having “grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy” is speaking directly to concerns related to the factuality of the memo, not where those facts came from. Why would the current director, who released the memo, care about covering his ass over alleged abuses that happened before his watch? Looking more and more like a partisan hit job.
Lol!! Show me where the FBI has come out and said the memo is factual. The only official statement I’ve seen from the FBI basically said the memo paints an inaccurate, incomplete picture (their words, not mine).
I’m all for the memo being released. But when the individuals supplying the info upon which the memo is based say it’s not the whole story, I’d like to understand what’s missing. When the writers of the memo vote to suppress the other side’s version of the story, it begs the question of why.
"we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy."
But, hey... why let something like MATERIAL OMISSIONS OF FACT get in the way. LMAO
Please, Mr. Trump... do release the memo... this is going to get very interesting.
Nice try, Jimbo.
When this whole thing falls apart and rightfully smears the Nunes Gang, what are you going to say and do then? Will it then become your latest conspiracy theory?
The Nunes Gang Report reeks of extreme bias and manipulation... yet (some of) you guys still support it. Incredible!
And yes, the memo should be released, and much more. They work for us, and there are serious concerns about FISA abuse.
I'm now reading the soon to be released Nunes memo has been edited from the original one that was given to congress. Surely copies of both will be preserved and compared.
Also, why not release Schiffs rebuttal to the "memo"? Isn't the objective to find the truth? Rarely does the truth come from one side's version alone. Refusing to release the other side sends the message this is just a political smear tactic to protect the president.
The issue is FISA abuse under the Obama administration. Last I checked the FBI and DOJ are comprised of a lot of career employees and a handful of appointees, so the idea that it is a Republican DOJ and FBI is an attempt to distort, Matt.
Rebuttal can come out at a hearing.
...so the idea that it is a Republican DOJ and FBI is an attempt to distort, Matt".
Fair enough, Kevin. I should have said "republican-led" FBI and DOJ. After all, both agencies are led by republicans who were hand-selected by Trump and confirmed by a republican Senate.
""P16 – Rep King (R) moves to “disclose publicly” the FISA memo
P18 – King claims that “contrary to claims made in the media, this committee has been transparent with the FBI”. Reps Nunez and Gowdy provided FBI director Wray a copy of the FISA memo on Sunday and shared memo with 2 senior FBI employees on Monday before the IC meeting. The Rep King states –
There are moments in our history when full transparency is required so that all Americans can understand what their government has done. After all, this is the American people’s House, and we work for them.
Having carefully balance the need to keep the information secret with the need to inform the public, I have concluded that this matter requires us to disclose the information in the memo to the American people.”
P19 – Chair states that he believes FISA memo was properly vetted with no classified information.
P20 – Schiff states that he talked with FBI Director Wray [privately] and states Wray wants to come before the Committee to state his concerns with the FISA memo [Why did Wray share this only with Schiff? When did this secret meeting or discussion take place and who else was present?] Schiff makes a motion to delay releasing the FISA memo.""
Just talked with House Intel source. Said total changes to memo were: A) Unknown number of 'grammatical and clarifying' fixes. B) One change requested by FBI due to sources & methods concerns. C) One two-word change requested by Democrats for accuracy. House Intel GOP statement: pic.twitter.com/ZkNuMBoLZK— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 1, 2018
Have you read it? How do you know it's drivel? Do you know that Nunes memo is any less drivel? Or are you just being a insincere political hack?
Really? When you are the spineless progressive who disappeared during Obama's tenure and came slithering back as soon as a republican was in office.
Tell us all hat , who did you vote for in the last 10 Presidential elections.
I don't owe you any answers to my personal voting history, nor am I inclined to share that info with you. But, I do appreciate your interest.
And the current republican led DOJ is trying not to destroy the reputation of the entire organization over the acts of a few bad apples. However it seems like those few bad apples were actively trying to subvert the presidential election process, so this is really big news if true!
Just my wild ass guessing at the moment based on the known tidbits. BUT let's see the memo and find out already!
Who knew it was fake and still moved it forward as if real??? THOSE are the deep state subversives that need to be exposed and removed from their gov't positions.
Seems the biggest "collusion", "obstruction of justice" and flat out lies and cover-ups are on the actions of our own highest government LAW enforcement agencies (pause and think about that for a second) on behalf of the Obama/Clinton cabal. That's sure what it's looking like, the way the facts are stacking up. And the lights have just now turned to them and the curtain being pulled back. There are still the Clinton emails, DNC corruption, Uranium pay to play, etc. Maybe she'll find more missing files in the kitchen.......
My guess is this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Why not hold your hands up in front of your eyes and say I can't see?? Could the answer be , Because a Demon Cra- cannot put out anything else but drivel. How can you support such a wicked agenda as full term abortion. Sodomite, pro queer agenda, open borders, fundamental change of our country? Everything about the party is lies, obsfucation, and extreme wickedness, Can't you see that Matt?
God bless, Steve
Try to pay attention, if you are capable of pulling it away from Fox News for a moment.
I haven't once commented on the accuracy of the "memo", or on anything concerning the memo for that matter. Why? Because I haven't read it, and I refuse to buy into the speculation of others who know just as little as I do. It's called knowing what I don't know. You should try it some time.
As for what agenda I support, you don't have a clue on my position on any of those issues. At least have the sack to admit that...or don't...I don't really care.
And spare me with your pretentious blessing. I don't want to know the God you worship. You convinced me of that long ago.
Now run along and drink some more koolaid before it gets sour.
Trump has done more for the avg working Dem the Obama did in 8 years.
Trump is bringing back jobs and leveling the playing field with other countries. Trump asks the question; Why should we be supporting these other countries when they berate and work against us?
Why not keep these dangerous terrorists locked up when they are sworn to die fighting against us and killing innocent US citizens?
Dem politicians won't even stand and pay tribute to our soldiers...or join in an America first' campaign. They are fighting Trump policy at every turn.....
I ask myself why.....and the Joe Democrat rebuttal gave it away. They want the avg American struggling....upset about their condition....and reliant on their gov philosophy so they can wield power.
The corruption really accelerated with Obama, and all the while the Clintons were controlling the party behind the scenes. We will see that in the coming months when the avg FBI agent and avg gov folks aren't afraid to speak the truth.
Yep, the Dem party is nothing like it used to be when I was a kid. The Dem leaders allowed it to be corrupted. But of course instead of praising Trump for putting the truth out there....oh forget it....Sheep like Athiest will never be able to reason through this for themselves.
Newly released text messages between a pair of FBI anti-Trump officials at the center of the Russia investigation controversy show that they sought to “get around” rules established by the government to preserve text messages, stating that none of the agencies abide by the rules then “why should we.”
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page discussed getting new Apple iPhones, in lieu of their Samsung 5 government issued phones in text messages they exchanged in August 2016. They noted in the texts that the new phones would help keep their text messages from government collection after speaking with the FBI’s IT director, according to newly released August 2016 text messages.
“According to text messages produced by the committee, Ms. Page and Mr. Strzok make references to communicating with other FBI employees via text message, phone call, email, and voice mail,” stated Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, in a letter dated Jan. 31, to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Additional text messages suggest that FBI officials used non-official email accounts and messaging programs to communicate about official business.”
Here’s a portion of the text messages:
Strzok: “Hot damn. I’m happy to pilot that…we get around our security/monitoring issues?”
Page: “No, he’s proposing that we just stop following them. Apparently, the requirement to capture texts came from omb, but we’re the only org (I’m told) who is following that rule. His point is, if no one else is doing it why should we.”
Page: Helps that Dd had a terrible time with his phone [redacted] which made him concerned for our folks all over the place.
Page: These phones suck as much as they do because of the program we use to capture texts, full stop.
Strzok: No doubt.
Strzok: I’m not convinced short of OPR, that text capture capability really deters anything.
Strzok: If I want to copy/take classified, I’m sure as hell not going to do it on this phone.
In the above text messages, Strzok’s reference to “Dd” is possibly referring to Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, per Johnson’s letter’s footnote.
Strzok was removed from his role in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office after the text messages were obtained by DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation. He is now in the FBI’s Human Resources department. Page is no longer with the Special Counsel’s office but remains employed at the FBI.
The committee is investigating the full context of the text messages and asking Rosenstein to provide answers, according to the letter.
A number of congressional committees are investigating Page and Strzok’s involvement in the bureau’s investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to send classified information. Intelligence agencies believed Clinton’s communications were intercepted by foreign state actors.
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January 31, 2018 10,781 Intelligence Agencies Join FBI in Push Against Plans to Release FISA Abuse Memo Andrew McCabe January 29, 2018 23,229 McCabe Resigns After FBI Director Wray Reviews House FISA Abuse Memo Text Messages Discovered January 25, 2018 1,573 Forensic Experts Retrieve ‘Ghost Texts’ 21 Comments Wesley Dodds says: February 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm I urge the FBI Inspector General to get their report finished quickly and out to the public ASAP. The constant damage being done by failing to address the problems and clean house is dramatic. The FBI also needs to reassess its ability to manage a combined law enforcement and domestic intelligence mission, without the priority of enforcing the law being compromised. I personally am a retired FBI staffer, and I cannot stand the disgrace this slow roll is doing to our nation.
Reply Liz says: February 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm it is a disgrace. The world must think America is a corrupt nation
Reply Allen says: February 1, 2018 at 5:22 pm Under Obama, it appears it was.
Reply Sue says: February 1, 2018 at 5:35 pm Whether Obomber or anyone else, things need to change and both parties seem unable to do so.
Reply Allen says: February 1, 2018 at 7:05 pm Absolutely. You will get no argument from me on that.
Lognut04 says: February 1, 2018 at 5:51 pm Apparently most if not all of our government agencies are corrupt………how can anyone have confidence in these people???
Reply Nora Bedrossian says: February 1, 2018 at 6:25 pm I agree. They democrats seem so quick to investigate the president (when there was no trace of evidence) but the republicans have been passive in investigating the criminals when they have strong evidence.
Reply Scott says: February 1, 2018 at 3:55 pm “Why not just join in the failure?”
That has to be my favorite line from the newest batch of these recovered texts.
Here’s to hoping Trump and the Republicans latch on to that and tie it to every democrat running in 2018.
Reply Mr Flyover IT Nerd says: February 1, 2018 at 4:09 pm the more i read of these two, the more i wonder how many like them exist within our government. I work had as a civil servant, the record keeping rules are in place for this reason. We are accountable to the people. Not the body politics.
Reply Pingback: WOW! New Strzok-Page Texts Show Discussion About Intent To “Copy/Take Classified” Information - Novus Vero Pingback: Desperation as FBI Tries to Hide Corruption RAP says: February 1, 2018 at 4:56 pm Why are Strzok and Page still drawing a government salary? They are both dirty. Has someone threatened Wray to stop publication of the ‘memo’? He’s done a 180 on the memo in the last 48 hours. Is Horowitz personally investigating Mueller? Can Mueller REALLY be trusted to be impartial, or does someone have the goods on him, too?
Reply Liz says: February 1, 2018 at 5:23 pm No Mueller can not be trusted they are all out to bring President trump down
Reply Pingback: WOW! New Strzok-Page Texts Suggest Intent To “Copy/Take Classified” Information - Telzilla Allen says: February 1, 2018 at 5:22 pm Same thing Hillary Clinton was dong. Coincidence?
Reply Lord Feverstone says: February 1, 2018 at 5:35 pm “Additional text messages suggest that FBI officials used non-official email accounts and messaging programs to communicate about official business.”
Messaging programs…hmm…sounds like Gliph to me. Remember the “Palpatine’s Revenge” messaging sessions that took place hours before Mueller was appointed and were subsequently intercepted/hacked and placed on the deep web back in May?
Great work, Sara!
Reply Pingback: The Storm - Week 15: SOTU Is Strong, Swamp Is Draining - robert granholm says: February 1, 2018 at 6:48 pm I guess if there is no ‘there there’ you need to get creative to keep the meme alive.
Reply DilloTex says: February 1, 2018 at 6:54 pm Why aren’t these people in jail, already? Just how much evidence does it take to convict a Feeb?
Reply irongrampa says: February 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm Just astonishing, no matter the investigation, wherever it leads it snares Democrats.
Reply Dustin Debris says: February 1, 2018 at 8:17 pm Do you suppose that one of the many reasons the FBI and DOJ are terrified about this matter is the disclosure of the alteration of 302 forms as SOP? The implications are far more widespread than Trump, Clinton and Russia. This practice would call into question evidence collected in any recent case where a 302 serves as the basis for a conviction and might provide opportunity for appeal in a large number of cases. I’m not an attorney but this seems to open a huge can of worms. It clearly shows the FBI to not be credible. It will undermine a lot of hard legitimate work collaterally. Having said that the memo needs to be released.
Keep up the great work Sarah!
I recently told on of our local news anchors: “You can be an actor or a journalist but you can be both at the same time.”
The hysterical bleatings of Democrats who are in the final stages of dealing with a political earthquake are entertaining, to be sure. Among the assertions:
• The pencil-necked recipient of -- reportedly -- a mysterious $7.8 million, Adam Schiff, says that House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes modified the FISA memo. Retreating from the matrix, we find that Nunes corrected a few typos and redacted a statement based upon an FBI request;
• The Wicked Witch of the West (Nancy Pelosi) wrote Paul Ryan demanding that Nunes be removed from his chairmanship;
• An MSNBC analyst asserted that Nunes is a Russian agent;
• Jerrod "Jabba the" Nadler has asked for an emergency meeting with the FBI to somehow stop the release of the memo.
Yes, this is what passes for informed debate on the left side of the aisle. The reality is quite simple.
If the memo contained an unending series of falsehoods -- say, like a Michael Wolff book -- no one would be freaking out. They would simply ridicule the bogus assertions using facts, logic, and reason.
But because the FISA memo's documentation is comprehensive, factual, and damning, Democats and political operatives in the executive branch are completely freaking out (video here).
What is at risk is not only the Obama "legacy", which will turn out to be the most insidious, disastrous and anti-American administration in history. Gun-running to Mexican cartels? Weaponizing the IRS against political opponents? Handing nukes and cash to Iran? Hey, those were only the appetizers!
As for the memo itself, Monica Crowley asserts that "This is the first of several memos. As bad as bad as this memo might be, my understanding is that there is worse coming down the pike."
House Intel Democrat Eric Swalwell just said the Memo release will “torch every floor of the FBI.”
Pssst. Nanc, maybe Swalwell is a Russian agent, too.
Dan Rather tweets:
Dan Rather ?Verified account @DanRather Jan 30
In my line of work I’ve come across many people with something to hide. And I have found, generally, that those who lash out the most are usually those who are most afraid about having the truth revealed.
Wonder why the Democrats and their government agents in the FBI and DOJ are in such a panic? Several sources today have said that the release of this 4 page memo is just the tip of the iceberg and more is going to come out. If the memo is as upsetting to the Democrats as they are showing, this could well be the beginning of the end of their party. Further reports say that the field agents are upset not with the memo's revelation, but the actions of the appointed high officials who have brought this cloud over the agency. The FBI and DOJ both need to clean their septic problems to bring their agencies back to respectability.
All roads lead to Obama and his weaponization and politicization of our government. Remember that Eric Holder when head of the DOJ stated that he was "Obama's wingman"...open admission that justice was to be subverted to protect and promote Obama's agenda.
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Like how Mike Rogers NSA guy came to see him at Trump Towers about 10 days after his election (about how long it would take for pres-elect to boost SS footprint and add the standard electronic counter measures to his security). After that meeting Trump immediatelt moved operations out of there to NJ. Never had a meeting there again. And Obama's people (Clapper among them) recommended Rogers be fired. Sounds like Rogers told Trump the Towers were bugged!
Sarah Carter said last night that this 4 page memo is only 10-15% of the stuff Trump has on the criminality that has been occurring over the last few years and the rest WILL be coming out.
Hannity gave some insight into what may be coming for Jim Comey in the future when he said "James, here are some words you need to remember in the coming weeks, You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law...."
God bless you, steve
Bunch of Backseat Cornerbacks!!!!!
IMPEACH TRUMP NOW!!!!!
WRT the "outrage" over a "politically biased" memo....... seem just fine with the top law enforcement officials in the land use as cause for a warrant a discredited hit piece COMMISSIONED by Clinton and the DNC. The very definition of "politically biased" and admittedly biased by the man who wrote it.
Do you even hear yourselves? That they used it to get the warrant is inarguable. On record as stating there would have been no warrant without it. Did they inform the Judge as to it's origins? Did they inform the Judge that the "corroboration" used to support it was in fact a media report ON THE DOSSIER ITSELF? Had they actually factually corroborated ANYTHING in the dossier? The next show is apparently about how they continued to push it as FBI evidence even after it being shopped around to several major media outlets.... who turned it down..... and they knew it.
Look the other way if you wish. Either from Trump hate (a good many here, they would sell their Mother to get to Trump) or simply don't want to believe the corruption at such a high level. This stinks like rotten fish. And goes way beyond being dishonest with a Judge trying to acquire a warrant.
You have these SAME highly placed agents, open and active Clinton supporters in charge of investigation of Clinton..... changing, modifying final reports, allowing destruction of evidence, not even recording the her interview. Writing up her exoneration even before she was questioned. No charges against her staff for lying to them many times over and over, much worse lies than Flynn. Immunity and then allowing them to destroy evidence before the investigation was anywhere near being closed. The Weiner laptop they sat on for near a month..... knowing it held more Clinton emails...... Had to reopen the investigation under threats from the local police dept who were the ones who found them. If the FBI didn't come public.... they would.
And the very same people in charge of the Trump/Russia connection.... proven trying to get some "insurance" on Trump should he win. Discussing forming a secret organization within the organization.
Good grief.... you people have no problem with any of that? Not worth the trouble? Is the Trump hate that blinding?
Again.... IMO tip of the iceberg stuff...... I'm looking for it to all implode on them. I just hope it gets to the top..... because all this was OKed or possibly directed from the very top.
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“I have prepared a letter that I plan to submit to and hopefully have other people sign on with me tomorrow on our Judiciary Committee we have a great Chairman [Bob Goodlatte] on our Judiciary Committee. He wants to get to the facts and what I’m asking him for is that we as the Judiciary Committee subpoena the transcripts from the FISA court hearings, the four different ones at least regarding the dossier…I want to hear everything that was said,” Gohmert said.
Gohmert wants to know why the FISA judge hasn’t put anyone in jail for committing a fraud against the court. Hint: The FISA judge was appointed by Obama.
This is the most disturbing thing to me. Crooked judges
Article worthwhile reading cocludes:
"...The Russian investigation didn’t being as collusion. It began as a feverish effort to protect Hillary and Comey. It evolved into accusations of collusion as a canard. And despite concrete proof that the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid a foreign agent for false dirt from the Kremlin on a candidate for President of the US the word “collusion” never seems to apply."
A new and highly redacted document released Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee reveals that former British spy Christopher Steele, the man behind the unverified and controversial dossier, wrote an additional memo regarding alleged Russian collusion with President Donald Trump but that the information was largely based on information provided by allies of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-SC, sent a criminal referral regarding Steele’s involvement in the dossier to the Department of Justice referral January 4. The criminal referral confirms that allies of Clinton and the Obama administration were providing Steele with what they deemed damaging information on then candidate-elect Trump. The Senate Judiciary Committee spent more than a month in talks with the DOJ about what parts of the referral, which was classified Top Secret, should be redacted from the document before it became public.
“One memorandum by Mr. Steele that was not published by Buzzfeed is dated October 19, 2016. The report alleges (redacted), as well as (redacted). Mr. Steele’s memorandum states that his company “received this report from (redacted) U.S. State Department,” that the report was the second in a series, and that the report was information that came from a foreign sub-source who ‘is in touch with (redacted) US State Department,’ that the report was the second in a series, and that the report was information that came from a sub-source who ‘is in touch with (redacted), a contact of (redacted) of (redacted) a friend of the Clintons, who passed it to (redacted).”
“It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility,” the criminal referral states.
In the document, Grassley and Graham noted that “there is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility.”
The pair of lawmakers also allege that Steele was compiling information on Trump and his campaign before being hired by now embattled research firm Fusion GPS, which was paid by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Campaign for his work.
“Pursuant to that business arrangement, Mr. Steele prepared a series of documents styled as intelligence reports, some of which were later compiled into a ‘dossier’ and published by Buzzfeed in January 2017,” the referral states. “On the face of the dossier, it appears that Mr. Steele gathered much of his information from Russian government sources inside Russia.”
According to several U.S. Officials who spoke to this reporter, Cody Shearer, a former journalist and close ally of Hillary and Bill Clinton, was closely connected to Steele and shared information with the former spy. Shearer worked in the 90s for President Bill Clinton.
Steele, whose prior work with British intelligence gave him access to U.S. intelligence and State Department officials, also appeared to be in contact with Jonathan Winer, a current State Department official who also worked under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Winer is the “State Department’s Special Envoy for Libya and Senior Advisor for MEK resettlement,” according to the State Department website.
Another connection to the second dossier, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter, is close friend and advisor to Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal. As reported several weeks ago, Blumenthal’s connection to the dossier still remains somewhat of a mystery but according to several sources he allegedly was one source that Steele used to verify certain aspects of his dossier.
Department of Justice officials declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier.
FBI officials also declined to comment.
Blumenthal did not return a phone call seeking comment.
Blumenthal worked as a White House aide for Bill Clinton, and later worked with the Clinton Foundation after being denied a role by Obama Administration officials with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to reports. Politico revealed that Blumenthal was being paid $10,000 a month by the Clinton Foundation.
In 2015, emails released by the State Department showed the extensive and ongoing working relationship between Clinton and Blumenthal. The emails also revealed that then-Secretary of State Clinton would seek Blumenthal’s advice on Libya, according to the emails. Blumenthal regularly sent Hillary Clinton “vaguely sourced” “intelligence cable style” briefings while she was Secretary of State.
The Guardian was the first to publish Shearers’ involvement with what is being described as a second anti-Trump dossier.
Grassley and Graham filed the criminal referral on Steele after comparing information given to the committee from the FBI to Steele’s own statements.
“As explained in greater detail below, when information in those classified documents is evaluated in light of sworn statements by Mr. Steele in British litigation, it appears that either Mr. Steele lied to the FBI or the British court, or that the classified documents reviewed by the Committee contain materially false statements,” the criminal referral states.
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Gowdy responded by saying he believes Special Counsel Mueller has already gone off course and said the person to blame for that would be Rod Rosenstein because he is the mastermind behind giving Mueller broad jurisdiction.
Mueller is also to blame. He knows full well Hillary Clinton’s phony dossier sparked the ‘Russia investigation’.
The dirty dossier was used to obtain a spy warrant to spy on Donald Trump’s political campaign. Without the phony dossier we wouldn’t have a Mueller witch hunt.
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You know its trouble for the Dems when there is NOTHING about it on the CNN front page- not a word.
We haven't even heard from the rank and file FBI yet- and they have to be livid about what their politically appointed leaders have done to their reputation. I just hope it all comes out. No Clinton meeting on the tarmac with the dirty AG is going to cover up this mess. We will soon see if the Obama-ites among us actually have a modicum of intellect....or if they still defend them even with overwhelming evidence against.
The texts were part of a batch released by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., along with majority staff from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Strzok and Page, who worked for a short period of time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, have been in the spotlight ever since a slew of anti-Trump messages between them surfaced last year.
In the new text message chain from Sept. 2, 2016, Page mentioned Obama in the context of a briefing for then-FBI director James Comey.
“Checkout my 9:30 mtg on the 7th,” Strzok texted Page.
“I can tell you why you’re having that meeting. It’s not what you think,” Page responded.
“TPs [talking points] for D [Comey]?” Strzok asked.
“Yes, bc potus wants to know everything we are doing,” Page said.
POTUS wants The message suggested that Obama would meet Comey regarding an FBI matter.
Yet, on April 10, 2016, Obama told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he did not have any involvement in ongoing FBI investigations.
Tood Piro reports on the uncovered missing texts. “I do not talk to the attorney general about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations,” Obama said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case.”
FBI LOVERS' LATEST TEXT MESSAGES: OBAMA 'WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING'
It's unclear from the texts what exactly Strzok and Page were referring to with the apparent talking points for Comey. According to the Senate report, the text raises questions about Obama's involvement in the Clinton email investigation.
The conversation took place during an apparent lull in the Clinton email investigation, though it wasn't necessarily closed, either. In July 2016, Comey announced that Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information on her private server but would face no charges. In late October, Comey announced that he would revisit the Clinton investigation.
The Strzok-Page conversation also occurred just days before Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, where he confronted him about cyber concerns amid reports and intelligence surfacing that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential campaign.
A former deputy assistant to Obama, Colin Kahl, highlighted on Twitter a Daily Beast reporter who floated this meeting as relevant to that text exchange.
View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Colin Kahl ? @ColinKahl On those Obama/FBI texts, this ?? https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/961228882379669505 … and https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/961231300018540545?s=17 …
11:11 AM - Feb 7, 2018 299 166 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Also on Sept. 2, 2016, though, the FBI released a full transcript – with redactions – of its interview with Hillary Clinton as part of the email probe, along with a memo summarizing the bureau’s investigation of her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
After the mention of “potus,” Strzok alerted Page to “NYTimes.com breaking,” which could have been the report, “FBI Papers Offer Closer Look at Hillary Clinton Email Inquiry.”