it is all coming to fruition as more info is emerging about the real "Russia Collusion" and FISAgate ... the flood gates are gettingg wider ..
This is a huge development!
1. Mueller has told close confidants he was handed “a piece of crap on collusion.” But investigated it further with no fruits.
2. DiGenova mentions, “James Baker, former FBI General Counsel, is a cooperating witness in a case against James Comey.”
3. DiGenova says there will be one more indictment related to Lying to the FBI. However “the Mueller Probe is coming to an end with NO indictments about collusion whatsoever.”
4. DiGenova: “This is going to be a bad next 30 days for a bunch of people in the FBI and DOJ under Obama.” This is in relation to the declassification of the FISA documents for Carter Page which is in process.
5. DiGenova also brings up the January 5th, 2017 meeting with Rice, Yates, Biden, Comey, and Obama. He says “[It] was a meeting to discuss how Sally Yates was going to get Michael Flynn. And the President of the United States, Barack Obama, was directly involved in these discussions.” This is another bombshell itself, and deserves a whole article. Suffice to say, I don’t have the time to suss out all the legal and ethical contradictions there are compared to the treatment of President Trump. This whole interview just blew me away. Listen for yourself.
btw, PAP only got 14 days for his sentence ... what a waste of tax payer money.... for a non-collusion crime ..
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from Spikes Link ..
“I also believe that there are people within the FBI that have actually turned on their former employers are even possibly testifying and reporting what happened inside the FBI to both the Inspector General and possibly even a Grand Jury.”
There must be some good, brave Americans working in there who are coming forward as they can.
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"The lie detector tests which Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to give should reveal some very interesting information, and hopefully, will lead to an arrest. This desperation which the left is showing is something unlike we have ever seen before. People are risking serious jail time because they are loyal to one of the most disloyal Presidents of the United States. President Trump ought to make an example out of every single person caught leaking information. People’s lives are at risk, and the mainstream media and liberals could care less because President Trump is mean, and he is the antithesis of the left and the political elite."
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He changed his mind?
Maybe he saw all of the evidence is mounting against him?
Maybe he thought his base would see it and realize he’s a ConMan for sure?
Or maybe Trump is part of the deep state now and he wants to hide them?
You really are a special kind of stupid and the fact you claim to be a teacher is a sad reflection.
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Some things are just so predictable they become funny. The story of Oleg Deripaska is a little bit convoluted and challenging to keep up with. The short version is that former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, FBI Agent Peter Strzok and corrupt U.S. DOJ officials tried to recruit Deripaska in 2016 for their vast Russian conspiracy plot against candidate Trump, President-Elect Trump and President Trump.
Because of the associations with the scheme and coup-plotters, Oleg has buckets of dirt on corrupt U.S. officials who were trying to target Donald Trump. In the wake of a soft-coup failure, Oleg then became a risk. So it comes as no surprise to see today the U.S. DOJ and Treasury turn on him and confiscate his U.S. assets... (continued at link)
Unless something consequential happens as a result of congressional oversight,… if there’s one official who will be in place through the mid-term elections it’s DAG Rod Rosenstein. Through the declassification agreement between President Trump and Rosenstein, POTUS carries tremendous leverage and he’s in no hurry to fire him... (continued at link)
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My guess is that many high ranking burocrats and politicians are protecting the Clintons to keep authorities from getting to Obama and Soros as well as covering their own asses for the crimes they themselves committed on behalf of the deep state and it's cartel leadership.
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Although the details remain complex, the structure underlying Spygate—the creation of the false narrative that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and the spying on his presidential campaign—remains surprisingly simple:
1. CIA Director John Brennan, with some assistance from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, gathered foreign intelligence and fed it throughout our domestic Intelligence Community.
2. The FBI became the handler of Brennan’s intelligence and engaged in the more practical elements of surveillance.
3. The Department of Justice facilitated investigations by the FBI and legal maneuverings, while providing a crucial shield of nondisclosure.
4. The Department of State became a mechanism of information dissemination and leaks.
5. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee provided funding, support, and media collusion.
6. Obama administration officials were complicit, and engaged in unmasking and intelligence gathering and dissemination.
7. The media was the most corrosive element in many respects. None of these events could have transpired without their willing participation. Stories were pushed, facts were ignored, and narratives were promoted.
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A top Republican lawmaker said Sunday that the FBI failed to provide a federal surveillance court with evidence that “directly” contracted the bureau’s rationale for opening the Trump-Russia investigation .... Rep. John Ratcliffe told Fox News that the evidence related to former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos .... The FBI opened its investigation in July 2016 based on intelligence from the Australian government about Papadopoulos
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Must be the RUSSIANS again!
I'll try again...
How the Russia Collusion Story Revealed a Scandal to Obstruct President Trump BY SHARYL ATTKISSON October 24, 2018 Updated: October 24, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller is more than a year and five months into his investigation into whether President Donald Trump “colluded” in some illegal fashion with Russian President Vladimir Putin (or any other Russians). But Mueller has yet to reveal what he has—or hasn’t—concluded.
On the other hand, there’s now an impressive body of public evidence to address another facet of this international controversy: collusion against Trump.
Evidence on this matter has trickled out slowly over the course of about two years. It has come in the form of sworn testimony from witnesses interviewed by Congress, information revealed by the Justice Department’s inspector general, government documents and text messages, and court files.
Taken together in context, the evidence points to two important findings. First, U.S. government insiders, colluding with numerous foreign citizens and governments, conspired to interfere in the 2016 election. Second, after the election, these figures conspired to undermine, oust, and perhaps even frame Trump and some of his associates.
The methods used, according to factual accounts and witnesses, include collusion with reporters and politicians, leaks to the press, and paid political-opposition research. Officials in the intelligence community were involved in the effort, which included the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), domestic and foreign informants or spies, and electronic surveillance.
Highlights of ‘Collusion Against Trump’ Evidence Here are a few highlights among the hundreds of bits of supporting information:
Anti-Russian Ukrainians partnered with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and news reporters to help coordinate and execute a campaign against Trump and his one-time campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to Ukrainian-American Alexandra Chalupa, a paid consultant for the DNC.
Yemen-born ex-British spy Christopher Steele used Russian sources to gather unverified political opposition research against Trump for the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Steele and the company he worked for, Fusion GPS, delivered the research to reporters, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and the FBI. The bureau then used the material, in part, to obtain warrants to wiretap one or more Trump-related associates, in apparent violation of strict FBI rules called Woods procedures. The Woods procedures prohibit the FBI from presenting a single unverified fact to the FISC to get a warrant.
There were orchestrated leaks of anti-Trump information and allegations to the press, including by ex-FBI Director James Comey and some of his colleagues, friends, and acquaintances.
At least two Trump opponents explicitly spoke of developing an “insurance policy” in case Trump won: then-FBI agent Peter Strzok (who temporarily served on Mueller’s investigative team) and Comey friend Benjamin Wittes, who outlined a conspiracy in his Lawfare blog in October 2016: “What if Trump wins? We need an insurance policy against the unthinkable.”
Wittes wrote that his vision of an “insurance policy” against Trump would rely on a “Coalition of All Democratic Forces” to challenge and obstruct Trump, using the courts as a “tool” and Congress as “a partner or tool.” He even mentioned names of people he said had agreed to help with the plan and evoked possible impeachment—two weeks before Trump was elected.
The U.S. Intelligence Community allegedly engaged in questionable surveillance practices and politically motivated “unmaskings” of U.S. citizens, including Trump associates Steve Bannon, George Papadopoulos, Jared Kushner, Carter Page, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Obama administration officials taking part in these activities included national security adviser Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Some of the same FBI officials who were questioned over their role in clearing Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, and who gave immunity to her close associates, also played roles in building the case against Trump for alleged improper Russia ties.
Unprosecuted Alleged Crimes As the evidence has been revealed, numerous crimes have been alleged against officials related to the controversies. Some have been officially referred to the Justice Department (DOJ) for prosecution. However, to date, no public prosecutions have been announced.
Examples include the following:
Power told congressional investigators that many of the hundreds of “unmasking” requests made in her name during 2016 were not made by her. If that’s true, it appears someone committed serious national security crimes by impersonating her to obtain sensitive intelligence information. However, there has been no indication that the DOJ or Congress are investigating.
FBI officials have provided conflicting information about Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reportedly told Congress that two agents who interviewed Flynn didn’t think he’d lied.
While reviewing text messages of FBI agents involved in questionable behavior, the DOJ’s inspector general (IG) caught a senior FBI official violating federal regulations by taking gifts from a member of the media. The IG says the official then lied about the interactions. The IG referred the case for prosecution, but said the Justice Department “declined” to prosecute the case against one of its own.
Last January, Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) referred the author of the “Trump dossier,” Steele, to the DOJ for a criminal investigation and possible prosecution, but no public action has been announced.
Justice Department and FBI shakeups As allegations of impropriety have mounted against top officials at the DOJ and FBI, there’s been an atmosphere of disruption and chaos within the agencies. Since January 2017, there have been at least 22 high-level personnel changes.
Fired: Sally Yates, acting DOJ attorney general
Resigned: Matthew Axelrod, principal deputy attorney general
Resigned: Peter Kadzik, DOJ assistant attorney general of legislative affairs
Moved: Charles Kable, FBI agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the Washington Field Office
Resigned: Mary McCord, acting assistant attorney general
Fired: James Comey, FBI director
Removed from Mueller team: Lisa Page, FBI attorney
Removed from Mueller team: Peter Strzok, FBI deputy assistant director of counterintelligence
Demoted: Bruce Ohr, deputy assistant attorney general, director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
Reassigned: Grant Mendenhall, assistant director, counterterrorism
Reassigned: James Baker, FBI general counsel
Resigned: James Rybicki, chief of staff to FBI Director James Comey and successor Christopher Wray
Announced future retirement: Andrew McCabe, FBI deputy director
Retired: Michael Kortan, FBI assistant director for public affairs
Resigned: Rachel Brand, associate attorney general
Resigned: David Laufman, chief of DOJ National Security Division
Fired: Andrew McCabe, FBI deputy director
Resigned: Greg Brower, FBI assistant director, head of the Office of Congressional Affairs
Resigned: James Baker, FBI general counsel
Resigned: Lisa Page, FBI attorney
Fired: Peter Strzok, FBI deputy assistant director of counterintelligence
Late Summer 2018
Resigned: Trisha Anderson, FBI principal deputy general counsel (sometime in August or September)
Who Investigates the Investigators? In the end, all of this highlights a scenario that may be unique, at least in terms of scope, in modern U.S. history.
When some at the top levels of our government intelligence and law enforcement agencies are accused of malfeasance or crimes, they have the power to choose not to investigate or prosecute themselves. They can launch investigations into their political enemies and claim obstruction if the enemies try to stop them, and they can withhold key information from the elected body that has oversight power over them: Congress.
A great deal of time and public money has been spent looking into Trump and his associates. We’ll soon know the results of the Mueller probe. But how can the public rest assured that the other side of the coin is receiving appropriate scrutiny?
Sharyl Attkisson is the New York Times bestselling author of “Stonewalled,” a five-time Emmy Award winner, and the host of Sinclair’s national investigative television program “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.” She is a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and has reported nationally for CBS News, PBS, and CNN.
Just ask GG!
"There is just too damn much exposin' goin' on!"