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 Post subject: Re: The Obama DOJ & FBI Conspiracy
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:27 am 
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-is-the-fbi-hiding-1522970740?shareToken=sta2e20ed649bb49f4a851a26788802dd1&reflink=article_email_share

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OPINION POTOMAC WATCH

What Is the FBI Hiding?

The bureau still won’t comply with an eight-month-old subpoena from Congress.


By Kimberley A. Strassel
April 5, 2018 7:25 p.m. ET

Bit by bit, congressional investigators have wrested important truths from a recalcitrant Federal Bureau of Investigation about its suspect 2016 election dealings. But there’s one secret the G-men jealously guard: how central that Steele dossier was from the start.

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes on Wednesday sent another letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to demand yet again that they comply with an August 2017 subpoena and hand over, among other things, the electronic communication—“EC” in investigative jargon—that officially kicked off the counterintelligence investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion.

That EC has taken on a central importance thanks to the FBI’s own leaks. The bureau exploded it on the country at the end of last year after the news broke that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National had paid for the infamous dossier. The public still doesn’t know how much the FBI used it. Critics started asking: Was it part of the application for a surveillance warrant against Carter Page ? Could it even have launched the investigation?

Thus the FBI’s scramble to minimize the dossier. And sure enough, the New York Times in December ran what became the “origin” story, titled “How the Russia Inquiry Began.” The story asserted definitively that the cause of the investigation “was not, as Mr. Trump and other politicians have alleged, a dossier compiled by a former British spy hired by a rival campaign.” It was rather information from an Australian diplomat claiming to have heard a drunk Trump junior aide, George Papadopoulos, talking about Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Yet despite that claim being out there, the FBI and Justice Department have refused to verify it. The Nunes letter says the FBI has provided only a “heavily redacted” version of the EC and indicated on March 23 that it would “refuse to further unredact” the document.

The only plausible reason the FBI might have for denying House Intelligence access to an unredacted EC is that it contains intelligence from foreign sources. Intelligence-sharing agreements between allies sometimes include restrictions on dissemination. But it was precisely that intelligence that was already leaked to the press. We know the Papadopoulos story came via Australia, and we know what was said.

The media only recently reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fed up with the FBI’s spurning Congress and ordered it to be more cooperative. Yet here it is again inviting a contempt citation, and that says something about how badly the FBI wants this EC kept out of sight.

So what’s in it that matters so much? One possibility is that the EC also contains a reference to the dossier. A better theory is that the EC gets to the heart of the legitimacy—or illegitimacy—of the Papadopoulos investigation. The FBI would have needed solid intelligence to justify a full-blown counterintelligence probe—especially of a presidential candidate. Yet the Papadopoulos intelligence was thin gruel—a random comment by a drunk guy making a vague claim. So by what precise means, and via whom, did the details make their way to the FBI? Did it come from actual intelligence sources? Were Obama or Clinton friends or political operatives involved? Did the FBI play a role in plumping up the evidence to transform a political product into official intel?

These are all important questions, as they go to a piece of the FBI’s action. They also divert from the bigger story, in which it is important to keep the EC in perspective. The FBI always needs something on which to hang an investigation. As that Times story put it, it was the combination of “many strands coming in” that spurred the FBI to act, though the bureau chose to put Mr. Papadopoulos on the official paper. What matters more is what direction the investigation ultimately went—which thread the FBI chose to pull. Because while Mr. Papadopoulos might have served as a justification, it is clear he didn’t prove a subsequent preoccupation. After all, the agency didn’t bother to get a surveillance warrant on him. It didn’t even bother to interview him until late January 2017.


What it did was tug at that other strand—the dossier—which even the Times story acknowledges was in the mix by the summer of 2016. The FBI nurtured its relationship with Mr. Steele, dispatched agents to meet him, and debriefed him. The allegations in the dossier against Carter Page served as the basis for the significant task of obtaining a FISA court eavesdropping warrant and three subsequent renewals. The FBI’s every action in recent months has appeared designed to fuzz up that reality—from planting the “origin” story to denying Congress any access to the eavesdropping documents for months to continuing to limit severely the number of people who can look at them.

Here’s what has become very clear: The FBI relied significantly on a Clinton opposition-research document in pursuing its Trump investigation. No amount of diversionary talk over other evidence can now change that.




It's clear that some gov't bureaus and agencies believe they are above the law, and not subject to congressional oversight. i.e. Oversight by our elected gov't representatives.

This is a major problem. That swamp has needed a draining for awhile now.

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 Post subject: Re: The Obama DOJ & FBI Conspiracy
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:22 pm 
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What's the "matter' with Loretta?

Does she REALLY expect anyone to believe this shit? Bill Clinton ambushes her in her private jet away from the cameras to just shoot the shit when Hildabeast is the subject of an FBI criminal investigation???


“chance encounter” :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: BULLLLLL SHEEEET Loreta. Lester Holt should have stopped the interview right there and challenged her because that if patently absurd. Maybe NBC should get Stormy Daniels on to comment on the Lynch interview?


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Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch claims she and former President Bill Clinton spoke of only “innocuous things” during their controversial meeting on a tarmac in Arizona just days before the FBI decided it would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information on her private email server in 2016.





During an exclusive interview to air on NBC Monday evening, Lynch addressed her “chance encounter” with Clinton on her plane in July 2016 in Phoenix, telling NBC that the meeting was purely social.



Lynch said she and Clinton only discussed “innocuous things” during their meeting, and insisted that they did not discuss Hillary Clinton, who, at the time, was being investigated by the Justice Department and the FBI over her use of a private email sever during her tenure as secretary of state.




Lynch told NBC that the former president just told a “long but charming story” about his grandchildren, noting that the two also discussed “issues of the day,” such as Brexit.

Lynch told NBC that the meeting “turned into a much longer conversation than it should have.”

In the interview, Lynch acknowledged that her “speaking to the former president raised concerns in people’s minds about whether or not there was going to be any impact on the email investigation.”



The tarmac meeting fueled Republican complaints that Lynch had improperly met with the husband of an investigation subject, just days before the probe into her personal email server was completed with no charges filed. Former FBI Director James Comey also took issue with the meeting, testifying before a Senate committee that he saw the meeting as problematic.



Judicial Watch president discusses what to watch for during former attorney general Loretta Lynch's interview.
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Tom Fitton talks Loretta Lynch's interview with Lester Holt

Comey said the tarmac meeting was a “deciding factor” in his decision to act alone to update the public on the status of the Clinton probe. Comey held a press conference to announce that he would not recommend any criminal charges, and ultimately called her actions “extremely careless.”

The interview, airing on NBC Monday evening with Lester Holt, also will address Comey’s testimony in June 2017, when he noted that Lynch directed him to refer to the Clinton email probe as a “matter” rather than an investigation.

“My first response was, ‘what, where is the issue here?’ I remember specifically talking with him -- as we talked about sensitive things on a number of occasions,” Lynch told NBC. “We often would have to discuss sensitive matters, sensitive issues, terrorism and the like, law enforcement policy and the like.”

She added: “This was a very sensitive investigation as everyone knew. And the issue when he and I sat down at that time. Which I think was early in the fall of 2015, was whether or not we were ready as a department to confirm an investigation going on, when we typically do not confirm or deny investigations into anything with rare exceptions.”


Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

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 Post subject: Re: The Obama DOJ & FBI Conspiracy
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In fact Story Daniels and Loretta Lynch are a lot alike because they both gave it up for a former or future President.

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Keep your AR's lubed up boys... we may be going over the top once this latest Windy Daniels shit hits the latex suit....

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 Post subject: Re: The Obama DOJ & FBI Conspiracy
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Now Cohen is been visited.



Oh Lordy. :lol:

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Lynch met with Willy to discuss her future in the new Clinton administration, providing she played along. Even Sneero aint stupid enough to believe otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: The Obama DOJ & FBI Conspiracy
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The faked FISA warrant was written, at least partially, by Agent Strzok.

The same agent who rewrote the predetermined outcome in Clinton's investigation to make it sound less incriminating. The same agent who was finally kicked off the Mueller investigation, but only after his secret "insurance policy" cabal aimed at overturning the last election came to widespread notice. He was obviously the pivotman for the whole conspiracy.

Keep in mind - this agent Strzok is still working at the FBI. He hasn't been suspended, disciplined, or charged with his crimes. That's a good indicator that higher-ups are protecting him. Drain the swamp.

Also note that the reportedly minimal redactions included the name of an allied foreign intel agent involved in the whole thing. Foreign collusion, huh? I suppose the most likely person would be Steele, for whom there is a lot of evidence building as a foreign manipulator, but I wonder if there was another involved if they're still redacting such an identity after Steele's involvement is well known. The rabbit hole continues.

Rosenstein lets Nunes, Gowdy review FBI memo that kick-started Russia probe

Facing legal action, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein allowed House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to view the FBI memo that instigated the bureau's counterintelligence investigation of contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign, Nunes confirmed on Wednesday.

The meeting came a day after Nunes threatened to take legal action -- including contempt proceedings and impeachment -- against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray for failing to produce a clean copy of the memo, known as an electronic communication or EC, that was responsive to an August 2017 committee subpoena.

"Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, I’d like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today," Nunes responded.

When asked on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday if he would hold the officials in contempt of Congress, Nunes said, "we're not going to just hold in contempt. We will have a plan to hold in contempt and to impeach ... we're not messing around here."

A government source told Fox News that Nunes, Gowdy and committee Republican staff were able to view the two-page memo with relatively few redactions. The source described those redactions as "minimal and justified."

Fox News has previously reported that the memo was either drafted by or had significant input from FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe after the discovery of anti-Trump text messages between him and another FBI official, Lisa Page.


Despite Rosenstein making the minimally redacted version of the memo available, the government source said committee Republicans remained concerned about the memo’s underlying intelligence and the credibility of the sources which would require further investigation.

A Justice Department official told Fox News that the memo's redactions had been "narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent... These words must remain redacted after determining that revealing the words could harm the national security of the American people by undermining the trust we have with this foreign nation."

The official added that the words "appear only a limited number of times, and do no [sic] obstruct the underlying meaning of the document."

"With this production, in conjunction with the 1,000 pages of classified materials—much of which is now being provided to entire [House Intelligence] committee membership—we believe we have substantially satisfied Chairman Nunes August subpoena in an appropriate fashion," said the official. "The Department will be pleased to continue to work with the Committee on other, related requests for information."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04 ... probe.html

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 Post subject: Re: The Obama DOJ & FBI Conspiracy
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And what is the reason why Sessions fired McCabe, other than Sessions wanted to please the tyrant.

These things happen in tyrannies like Russia, and the US seems to coming one. :roll:


You want to know the reasons why?

The Department of Justice Inspector General's report was just released.

Here are the reasons that McCabe was fired:

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We found that, in a conversation with then-Director Comey shortly after the
WSJ article was published, McCabe lacked candor when he told Comey, or made
statements that led Comey to believe, that McCabe had not authorized the
disclosure and did not know who did. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.5
(Lack of Candor – No Oath)
.

We also found that on May 9, 2017, when questioned under oath by FBI
agents from INSD, McCabe lacked candor when he told the agents that he had not
authorized the disclosure to the WSJ and did not know who did. This conduct
violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath)
.

We further found that on July 28, 2017, when questioned under oath by the
OIG in a recorded interview, McCabe lacked candor when he stated: (a) that he
was not aware of Special Counsel having been authorized to speak to reporters
around October 30 and (b) that, because he was not in Washington, D.C., on
October 27 and 28, 2016, he was unable to say where Special Counsel was or what
she was doing at that time. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of
Candor – Under Oath)
.

We additionally found that on November 29, 2017, when questioned under
oath by the OIG in a recorded interview during which he contradicted his prior
statements by acknowledging that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ,
McCabe lacked candor when he: (a) stated that he told Comey on October 31,
2016, that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ; (b) denied telling INSD
agents on May 9 that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ about the
PADAG call; and (c) asserted that INSD’s questioning of him on May 9 about the
October 30 WSJ article occurred at the end of an unrelated meeting when one of
the INSD agents pulled him aside and asked him one or two questions about the
article. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

Lastly, we determined that as Deputy Director, McCabe was authorized to
disclose the existence of the CF Investigation publicly if such a disclosure fell within
the “public interest” exception in applicable FBI and DOJ policies generally
prohibiting such a disclosure of an ongoing investigation. However, we concluded
that McCabe’s decision to confirm the existence of the CF Investigation through an
anonymously sourced quote, recounting the content of a phone call with a senior
Department official in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the
expense of Department leadership, was clearly not within the public interest
exception. We therefore concluded that McCabe’s disclosure of the existence of an
ongoing investigation in this manner violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media
policy and constituted misconduct.



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C. Conclusion
As detailed in this report, the OIG found that then-Deputy Director Andrew
McCabe lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connection
with describing his role in connection with a disclosure to the WSJ, and that this
conduct violated FBI Offense Codes 2.5 and 2.6. The OIG also concluded that
McCabe’s disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in the manner
described in this report violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and
constituted misconduct.

The OIG is issuing this report to the FBI for such action that it deems to be
appropriate.


You can find the above, as well as more supporting details in the DoJ OIG report here:


https://static01.nyt.com/files/2018/us/ ... report.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: The Obama DOJ & FBI Conspiracy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:36 pm 
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You know Trump could cure cancer and Nero would just whine about how terrible it was he put all those doctors and researchers out of a job.

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You know Trump could cure cancer and Nero would just whine about how terrible it was he put all those doctors and researchers out of a job.

Trump can not cure anything.

But I will praise Trump if can make a deal with the rocket boy. And one part of the deal is the Kim dynasty retiring an a new rule in NK, it is more than Nobel worthy. ;)

But nothing like that will happen. :(

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