Friday, February 2, 2018

Late Breaking News!

Trump Clears the Way 
for Release of Secret 
Republican Memo
(New York Times)











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Oooh those dirty diapers! PHEW! Poor Trump!










118 comments:

  1. Watch: The people screaming the loudest are the most threatened, and in many cases, guilty.

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    1. I bless Mr. Trumo everyday for his brashness, his impudence, his warn-hearted wisdom, his tenacity and fearless confrontational attitude when dealing with malefactors,that come his way and his remarkable ability to withstand the tidal waves, lava flows, and avalanches of disingenuous criticism that come his way and still remain upright.

      WHAT a MAN!

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  2. The minute that any member of any branch of our gubmint doesn't want WE THE PEOPLE to see something, WE THE PEOPLE should demand to see that something. After all, all our elected gubminted officials are supposed to be our elected public servants.

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    1. Don't you think that is finally what's beginning to ha pen–– thanks to Presdent Trump's bold leadership style that has been motivated by his fundamental respect for the dignity and concern for the well-being of working men and women?

      From what I've been able to see Mr. Trumo is the first president in my lifetime who has reached out forcefully, directly, and humanely to the rank and file citizenry. He has dine far more than TALK about the comkin Man, he is doing is best to PUT MONEY in HIS POCKET, IMPROVE HIS FUTURE ROSECTSm and RAISE STANDARDS all over the country.

      We must never let ourselves be swayed by what-purports-to-be Popular Opinion –– attitudes fabricated and primulgated by Leftist Cartel, that functiins as the PHARISEES if Our Time.

      After all, remember what Popular Opinion of that sort did toJesus Christ.

      'Nuff said!

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    2. I have to throw in a caveat: There are secrets that need to be kept and that would be foolish and dangerous to let out.

      But, the only way any of this makes sense is if Donald Trump is a No-Sh*t Russian agent, and in that case, the Obama Justice Department should have turned it over to congress for impeachment, jailed him, or whatever.

      What is slowly unfolding is the revelation that political hacks in the execute suites of major federal law enforcement and intelligence abused the power of the state in an attempt to sabotage a major party candidate for President of the United States.

      I pray a team of good Justice Department agents are piecing all this together and perhaps have already convened a grand jury. There are many pieces:

      * Morrissey recently recounted a CIA agent "socializing" him to spread the word of Trump's guilt

      * Remember that yappy Obamaite woman from DoD bragging on MSNBC a year ago about them trying to stop Trump?

      * Justice has proof Obama e-mailed Hillary's private e-mail address. He knew.

      The best person to read to make legal sense of this in Andre McCarthy.

      Hopefully, we are watching a corrupt house of cards collapsing...

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  3. Let's get Obama, then Pillory Hillary
    Let's do it now. Go an get 'em!
    Hurry up and
    Le'ts get Obama, then Pillory Hillary
    Let's do it now. Go an get 'em!


    We gotta get goin.'
    Where are we goin'?
    What are we gonna do?

    We're gonna see the Memo ––
    That's made the big to-do,

    Can't wait for the minute.
    To see what's it?
    Will it be the big surprise?
    It may be just another
    Set of goddam lies.

    We're on our way
    We soon will know
    Who's gnna stay
    And who must go

    Will it be Wray who leaves this merry hell
    Or will Comey and Rosenstein share the same cell?


    Let's get Obama, then Pillory Hillary
    Let's do it now. Go an get 'em!
    Hurry up and
    Let's get Obama, then Pillory Hillary
    Let's do it now. Go an get 'em!


    ~ from A Date with Fate (MGM in the future)

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    1. Mamie O'Shaughnessy said

      Het! Isn't that kind of a send up of Qunta la Gusta?

      It's pretty good.

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    2. Thank you, Mamie. We need to look at these deadlyb serious things from a humorous perspective once in a while.

      f we don't we'll go mad.

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    1. Thank you, Thersites. I've only read a review that claimsit's ll about a character called Carter Page and not about Trump at all.

      Who the hell is Carter Page? Sounds like a real j/erk to me!

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    2. By "spot," you mean a "plant" ior a "mole" instructed to spy on or louse up a foreign operation. don't you?

      By all reports I've read this Carter Page is rather fatuous individual.

      I don't like his looks.

      You think he's been playing a character part?

      Don't youp wi[nder how Trump got his name, and why he said Page was "a fine guy," when according Page, himself. he and Trump never met?

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  6. Grab some beer and popcorn and settle in. This is gonna get good.

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    1. We hear typical heavily slanted, leftist, tendentious, propagandistic examples of malice, fueled by twisted logic.

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    2. You think? Dems warn Trump not to fire Rosenstein, Mueller over memo, claim obstruction of justice, constitutional crisis.

      So it's obstruction of justice to fire those that pervert justice... twisted?

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    3. HEY! Amaxing to see YOU here, Finn! What an honor!

      It's my view that virtually EVERYTHING pretending to be "reportage" from the Leftist ENEMEDIA is either a Fabrication, a Distprtion, or a heavily "edited' version of the truth that suberts, perverts or otherwise misrepresents its meaning.

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  8. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/02/02/dow-tumbles-more-than-points-friday/XW3iVJMMTXkuQ2eOSPJPkN/story.html?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter

    Oh my! Dow drops over 600 in one day. Will the trump "magic" be able to work its voodoo?

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    1. Keep slapping those fins together, Chumbley. Many more shoes yet to fall.

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    2. Ask wrote a couple of days ago, we'vebeen i]ng over due for a market Correction" –– a natural, expected event in any busi'ness cycle.

      I guesstimate we will drop as much as fifteen percent of the gains made in the past year –– a "loss" we can well afford.

      I am a longterm member of the so-called Investor Class who has weathered many a fiscal maelstrom. With patience –– and the advice of good money managers –– things ALWAYS turn out well in the ,ing run.

      I have a great deal of faith in the Market –– especially when the meddlesome machinatios of leftwing politicianss are kept at a minimum.

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  9. Riley Ace of Spies said


    The FBI relied heavily on Democratic Party dossier to obtain three surveillance warrants before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The FBI did not tell the court the information came from a Democratic Party financed opposition research. FBI knew source.

    ⦁ In one application to judges, FBI cited two sources, the dossier and a story by Yahoo News. But the Yahoo story was based on the dossier. Not really two sources.

    ⦁ Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said warrants on Trump volunteer Carter Page could not have been obtained without dossier.

    ⦁ Dossier writer Christopher Steele lied to FBI when he said he did not speak with media. He has said in libel case that he spoke to reporters repeatedly.

    ⦁ FBI fired Mr. Steele. He then continued to funnel information to the agency through former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr. Bruce Ohr’s wife worked for Fusion GPS, the opposition research that paid Mr. Steele. She passed Fusion research to the FBI, which never disclosed source to FISA court.

    ⦁ Mr. Steele said he wanted to destroy Trump’s presidency with a dossier that remains discredited.

    ⦁ Former FBI director James Comey signed three surveillance warrants on Trump campaign aid Carter Page at the same time he told President-elect Trump that the dossier was “salacious and unverified.”


    ~ The Washington Times

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  10. Camilla MacVitty said


    From Publishing the Pentagon Papers
    to Suppressing the Nunes Memo


    American Spectator, by George Neumayr

    In anticipation of the release of the Nunes memo, the media’s servile and sanctimonious treatment of objecting government agencies grows more and more absurd. Suddenly, the admirers of Daniel Ellsberg are shills for suppressing government secrets. These are the same pundits who told everyone to go see The Post, Hollywood’s nostalgic tribute to the release of the Pentagon Papers. Have they changed their minds? Do they now think the real villains in the movie were the publishers and leakers of classified information? To hear the anchors and pundits today on MSNBC and CNN — hysterically itemizing all the potential damage


    The FBI and Justice Department have been caught working with
    Hillary’s presidential campaign against Trump’s, and they don’t
    want the public to know it.

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  11. Castoria Fletcher said

    Former FBI Director James Comey lashes out
    at unnamed ´weasels and liars´ in a Twitter rant
    supporting the FBI for speaking up against
    the publication of a wiretap memo


    Daily Mail [UK], by Valerie Edwards

    Former FBI Director James Comey lashed out at unnamed ´weasels and liars´ in a Twitter rant Thursday evening, as he backed the FBI for speaking up against the publication of a controversial memo. ´All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would,´ Comey wrote on Twitter. ´But take heart: American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up. ´Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy,´ Comey continued, referring to the Wisconsin senator who claimed high-ranking government officials were Soviet spies

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  12. PART ONE

    Carter Page, the Star of the Nunes Memo, Explained

    By Andrew Prokopandrew@vox.com (Truncated and emended by FT

    House Republicans have claimed that the “Nunes memo” will reveal “jaw-dropping,” “shocking,” and “sickening” conduct from law enforcement officials in connection with their investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia — conduct that could even be “worse than Watergate.”

    So you may be surprised to hear that the memo, which was just released, is entirely about ... surveillance of Carter Page –– the eccentric former Trump campaign adviser, infamous for his pro-Russia views and bizarre media appearances.

    Federal government investigators grew suspicious of Page’s Russian contacts and a trip he took to Moscow during the campaign, so they wiretapped him in late October 2016. (Note that this was a month after Page had left the Trump campaign.) … surveillance throughout early 2017…. so far, Page has not been accused of or charged with anything byspecial counsel Robert Mueller.

    Now Republicans are angry because the Justice Department’s request for permission to monitor Page partly relied on information from the infamous Steele dossier. …

    Yet law enforcement officials and Democrats who’ve seen the underlying intelligence emphasize that the dossier allegations were only part of the justification for the Page surveillance. …

    All the while, the man at the center of this firestorm remains an enigma. Again, keep in mind that he hasn’t been charged with anything. … So let’s examine further the mystery of Carter Page.

    1) Who on earth is “Carter Page, PhD”?

    That is the question much of the Washington foreign policy community asked on March 21, 2016.

    On that date, Donald Trump sat down with the Washington Post’s editorial board and read five names of people he said were serving on his foreign policy team. … George Papadopoulos, who has since pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russians … and “Carter Page, PhD” …

    Within days … a few things about Page became clear from a profile by Bloomberg’s Zachary Mider. Page had a whole lot of experience doing business in Russia. He had far more positive views of Putin’s regime than most Americans. And he wasn’t a fan of the US’s sanctions on Russia.

    After growing up in New York and spending a few years in the Navy in the 1990s, Page completed a few graduate degrees in international relations and business. Then for most of the 2000s, he worked at … Merrill Lynch, focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe.


    His work led him to move to Moscow from 2004 to 2007, and it entailed advising Gazprom, the majority Russian state–owned oil firm, on deals. Soon afterward, he moved back to the US, left Merrill, and went into business for himself, advising investors on Russia-related projects.

    Though all this, Page didn’t have a high public profile — until, out of nowhere, Trump dropped his name. …

    (CONTINUED)

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  13. Let's not forget that the human excrement democrats, one and all, are attached at the waist (literally) to all this criminal evil activity. How can anyone vote democrat these days. Damn they dumb..., or evil, or are losers.

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    1. It sure looks that way, Kid, although some of my best friends are Democrats. They're not ALL bad. ;-)

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  14. PART TWO

    Carter Page, the Star of the Nunes Memo, Explained

    By Andrew Prokopandrew@vox.com (Truncated and emended by FT


    2) So why was this obscure individual on Donald Trump’s foreign policy team?

    … Before Trump became president …he was a disreputable outsider who … faced fierce opposition … and who was considered likelyto lose. …

    After Trump’s … campaign managed to win most of the … primaries, he faced increasing pressure to demonstrate that he was a plausible nominee. His aides then decided to put together … a “foreign policy team.” The task fell to Sam Clovis, a conservative talk radio host and evangelical activist from Iowa . …


    Carter Page didn’t wait for Clovis to find him. … Page reached out to New York’s Republican Party chair, Ed Cox, in late December 2015, asking to be put in touch with Trump’s team. Cox put Page in contact with … Corey Lewandowski, who sent him over to Clovis, who … put him on Trump’s list of advisers.

    … Clovis’s task … was complicated by the unwillingness of so few in the “respectable” GOP foreign policy community to sign on with Trump at that point.

    … Clovis had something else on his mind too. Papadopoulos was added to the team, and according to a plea agreement he signed last year, Clovis told Papdopoulis early on “that a principal foreign policy focus of the campaign would be an improved US relationship with Russia.” With that in mind, Page would seem a perfect fit …

    3) What did Carter Page actually do as a Trump adviser?

    To hear some in Trump’s orbit tell it, he did nothing. “Mr. Page is not an advisor and has made no contribution to the campaign,” campaign spokesman Jason Miller said in September 2016. “He’s never been part of our campaign. Period.”

    Indeed, Page testified that he’s never met or even spoken to Trump, and that he missed out on the one meeting the foreign policy team had with the candidate because, he had a conflict that day.

    However, emails and documents made public in connection with Page’s testimony do show that he was in regular contact with several campaign foreign policy advisers in the spring and summer of 2016 — though it’s not clear what, he was doing.

    On May 16, 2016, Page sent a curious email to two of his fellow foreign policy advisers, J.D. Gordon and Walid Phares. Page wrote:

    As discussed, my strategy in order to keep in sync with the media relations guidelines of the campaign has been to make my key messages as low-key and apolitical as possible. But after seeing the principal’s tweet a few hours in response to the cocky “in politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue” quote by the same speaker at Rutgers yesterday, I got another idea. If he’d like to take my place and raise the temperature a little bit, of course I’d be more than happy to yield this honor to him.”

    “The principal” here is Trump, and “this honor” Page wants Trump to “take my place” in, he admitted in congressional testimony, is ... a trip to Russia.


    So Page has admitted that he emailed Trump advisers … about an upcoming trip to Russia that was part of a “strategy” previously discussed with others on the campaign.

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  15. PART THREE

    Trump didn’t go to Russia that year — but Page did –– for a five-day trip in July 2016. This raised eyebrows even at the time, since Page gave a public speech in which he criticized US policy as too antagonistic toward the Kremlin. Yet all involved said, then and afterward, that Page took this trip as a private citizen, and not on behalf of the campaign.


    After Page returned, he started to keep tabs on preparations for the Republican convention. And when Trump’s team helped block a delegate’s proposed amendment calling for the US to arm Ukraine, Page was thrilled. “As for the Ukraine amendment, excellent work,” he wrote in an email to several campaign foreign policy officials.

    But rumors soon swirled about what Page might have been up to during his Moscow trip. After a briefing in August, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wrote a letter to the FBI …

    In September, Michael Isikoff reported that the government was investigating Page’s ties to the Kremlin — a revelation that led the Trump campaign to harshly disassociate themselves from Page. (In Page’s own telling, he chose to take a leave of absence. He denied doing anything wrong.) …

    4) So what happened during Carter Page’s July 2016 trip to Russia?

    There are basically two possibilities.

    The first is that, as Page says, he traveled to Russia on his own initiative … and nothing … significant took place.

    The second is that he’s hiding something.

    Rumors of the latter soon reached the ears of Christopher Steele, the former British spy researching Trump’s Russia ties. On July 19, 2016, Steele filed a report for what become known as his “dossier” focused on Page’s Russia trip. Citing Russian sources. …

    But in the year and a half since, no one has yet managed to confirm any of the claims in Steele’s dossier about Page’s trip. …

    Page, meanwhile, has furiously denied the claims …

    Still, Page’s story that the trip had nothing to do with Trump’s campaign doesn’t entirely fit with the evidence either.

    George Papadopoulos was also emailing campaign advisers about a potential Trump trip to Russia around the same time. And according to his plea deal, one senior official forwarded his email to another and wrote, “Let’s discuss. We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips. It should be someone low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal.”

    Page sent other Trump aides a memo .. In it, he described a “private conversation” he had with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who he said “expressed strong support for Mr. Trump.”

    Page also wrote an email to two Trump aides saying he’d received “some incredible insights and outreach [...] from a few Russian legislators and senior members of the Presidential administration here.”

    Also, Page admitted that he did meet with a different Rosneft executive — Andrey Baranov, the company’s head of investor relations, with whom he had a prior relationship.

    When asked about some of this under oath, Page sounded evasive. …

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  16. We flushed corrupt old Hellary and avoided another Clinton presidency... But we still got another Clinton scandal!

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    1. The Clintons are like an ever-mutating influenza virus that resists treatment as it grows stonger and stronger.

      They will NEVER go away –– even long after they are both dead and gone.

      That they still draw widespread public support, despite their obvious misdeeds as cheap, self-seving grifters, indicates a mental and spritual deficiency in the electorate that may very well DOOM the republic.

      A society may survive its scoundrels and its traitors, but it cannot survive a lazy-minded populace grown corrupt and depraved from a persistent campaign of MISEDUCATION and MISINFORMATION from its power elites.

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  17. PART FOUR


    5) Why did US law enforcement officials start looking into Carter Page’s ties to Russia?

    It depends which time you mean.

    The FBI interviewed Page because of his contacts with a Russian intelligence operative all the way back in 2013.

    The bureau was looking into a suspected Russian spy ring and learned that one of their suspects, Victor Podobnyy, had met with Page in hopes of finding a potential recruit. In fact, Podobnyy was caught on a wiretap discussing Page:

    ... I will feed him empty promises. ... You promise a favor for a favor. You get the documents from him then tell him to go fuck himself. … I think he is an idiot.

    Page did end up giving some energy business documents to Podobnyy, and the FBI interviewed Page, but decided he didn’t know Podobnyy was a spy, and didn’t charge him with anything.

    6) Okay, then why did US law enforcement officials start looking into Carter Page’s ties to Russia again during the presidential campaign?

    According to the memo, the FBI opened an investigation into Trump associates’ ties to Russia at some point in July 2016, after receiving a tip that George Papadopoulos had bragged to an Australian diplomat that he knew Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

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  18. PART FIVE

    Christopher Steele was meanwhile doing his own investigation at the time — and was providing what he found to his own contacts in the FBI …

    So apparently some combination of 1) Page’s trip to Russia and history of Russian contacts 2) Steele’s information … and 3) other information the government obtained from “sources” that led the FBI to zero in on Page.

    But it was on October 21, 2016, that the Justice Department took the particularly dramatic step of asking for permission to monitor Page’s communications. (Note that this was a month after the Trump campaign disassociated itself from Page and said he had nothing to do with it, which would seem to debunk the talking point that this was an excuse for the FBI to spy on the Trump team.)


    That application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is the central preoccupation of the Nunes memo. The memo argues that the surveillance application relied on information from Steele’s dossier without proper disclosures — which Republicans find objectionable since Steele’s project was ultimately funded by the Clinton campaign and they believe it to be bogus. Furthermore, the memo claims that Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director, has testified “that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.”

    Yet all sides also admit that the application didn’t entirely rely on the dossier, and that the FBI had other sources of information as well. The memo states that “the Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellow Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.” Law enforcement officials and Democrats who’ve seen the underlying intelligence argue that it gives a misleading picture of how strong the application to surveil Page was, by leaving out those other sources for political reasons.

    Another angle is that FISA surveillance applications have to be renewed every 90 days. The government is said to have applied for more surveillance on Page at some point in January or February 2017, and then again in late April or May 2017, and again in July or August — with the latter applications approved by newly sworn-in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (Rosenstein is special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss and ultimately oversees the investigation that Trump hopes to discredit.)

    (CONTINUED)

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  19. PART SIX

    7) What is up with Carter Page’s media and legal strategy?

    Rather than lawyering up and responding with caution to the Russia scandal, … Page was everywhere discussing it in seemingly nonstop media appearances last year …

    … He also testified before the House Intelligence Committee last November for more than six hours — without a lawyer.

    “The past few months has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life,” he told USA Today last fall. “You don’t fully appreciate the law and a just, functioning legal system until you’ve had your basic civil rights severely abused based on the lies funded by rich political patrons.” …

    Now that the memo is released, Page is doing a victory lap — he sent the following message via text to the Washington Examiner’s Kelly Cohen:

    “The brave and assiduous oversight by Congressional leaders in discovering this unprecedented abuse of process represents a giant, historic leap in the repair of America’s democracy. Now that a few of the misdeeds against the Trump Movement have been partially revealed, I look forward to updating my pending legal action in opposition to DOJ this weekend in preparation for Monday’s next small step on the long, potholed road toward helping to restore law and order in our great country.”

    8) How important is Carter Page to Robert Mueller’s investigation?

    For all we know, he isn’t important to it at all.

    The Washington Post reported that in March 2017, FBI agents interviewed Page for a total of about 10 hours … about claims made in the Steele dossier.


    But there’s no indication that this led anywhere, and it happened before Mueller was appointed to lead the investigation in May.


    So it’s entirely possible that investigators eventually concluded Page did nothing wrong and moved on to focus their probe elsewhere. Or not.

    FINIS

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  20. Adiosa Tudalulu said

    Isikoff Stunned That His Carter Page
    Article Was Used To Justify Spy Warrant


    Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross

    Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff said Friday that he was surprised to find out that an article he wrote about Carter Page prior to the election was used to obtain a spy warrant against the former Trump campaign adviser. The revelation, which was made in a memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, “stuns me,” Isikoff said in an episode of his podcast, “Skullduggery.” The four-page memo alleges that the DOJ and FBI submitted inaccurate and incomplete information in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Page. The spy warrant was granted on Oct. 21, 2016.

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  21. Rex Colludula said

    I read Page´s law suit yesterday. At first sight it looked like an overinflated conspiracy theory that a judge would throw out, but everything he alleges is confirmed in spades by the memo. I hope this case goes to discovery phase at least. He may be offered a huge settlement by Yahoo´s owner Oath, but I hope it does not include a non-disclosure agreement muzzling Page.

    This sordid story of how a nobody was besmirched by the DNC for political gain will launch a couple of journalists careers, sell many books, inspire a movie or two and start a TV series.

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    1. H. Boppareebop said

      Someone with standing needs to file a petition with the FISA court to have all those "warrants" recalled based on fraud! The sooner this is done the better as far as I´m concerned. Sedition and even treason has been committed by some of the highest ranking members of Federal law enforcement!

      Also the petition would lead to a hearing before the FISA court. Now that would be interesting as to who would defend that fake dossier and how!

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  22. Laurence Laidlow said

    Comey Unhinged –– for Good Reason

    American Thinker, by J. Marsolo

    The Nunes Memo confirms that the basis for the FISA warrants to spy on Trump associates was the Steele “dossier,” paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton. The Memo reveals that the FBI also paid for it. The persons who signed the FISA applications are James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein, and Dana Boente. The Memo confirms that the political origins of the Steele Dossier, that it was bought and paid for by Hillary and the DNC, were not disclosed to the FISA court. The legal standard for a search warrant was stated by the Supreme Court in . . .

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  23. I. Mona Gurney said

    Shocking Memo Reveals How Comey
    Disgraced An Honorable FBI


    Fox News, by Chris Swecker

    The information contained in the memo released by House Republicans on Friday that accused FBI and Justice Department officials of improperly obtaining permission to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser shows a tragic failure of leadership on the part of former FBI Director James Comey. But importantly, the memo does not in any way reflect on the outstanding work of the more than 35,000 dedicated men and women of the FBI. It pains me – as a former FBI executive who loves and respects the organization – to say that Comey’s short tenure at the FBI has proven to be


    [NOTE: The author served 24 years in the FBI as Special Agent. He retired from the Bureau as Assistant Director with responsibility over all FBI Criminal Investigations.]

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  24. Adiosa Tudalulu said

    And Three Cheers For Devin Nunes.

    American Spectator,

    by Ben Stein

    Wow, wow, and double wow. Now we are starting to get a look at a conspiracy so immense it can scarcely be believed. The media, the Democrat National Committee, a genuinely brain dead FISA judge, and now the media over and over again are shown to be working night and day to destroy the constitutional system of government. The media, apparently believing it is above the law (and I guess it is), has been working hand in glove with the HRC campaign to ensure that the GenSec of the Democrat/MSM Party could not lose the election of November 2016. Yet

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    1. Pietro Pastorale-Bellicosso said

      Woo woo and double woo. EFF the D'Ratz and especially the Congressional Black Caucus: There they were, scowling in their dashikis in the House of Representatives. And they have their own slogan. Not Sieg Heil. But, “You’re a racist.”

      Ben´s getting up there in age. He doesn´t give a rip. Go Ben! Give the bastards hell.

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  25. Mack Harell said

    Why Did the Democrats Lie So Baldly Sbout the Memo?

    PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon


    Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/3/2018 12:06:03 AM
    Adam Schiff, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, among seemingly dozens of Democrats, not to mention half the mainstream media, had been warning us for days that the release of the memo authored by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee would place our national security at grave risk. "Sources and methods" would be revealed. Now that we have seen the memo, it´s clear that was an absolutely bald-faced lie of the most obvious sort. Nothing in it impacts national security in the slightest. There´s no mention whatsoever of any "sources and methods." Unless they were lobotomized, those Democrats and their * * *

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    1. Quert Yuiop said

      Bloviating , obfuscating , blurring , muddling , flummox , bewilder , befuddle , baffle and bemuse, is their only game.

      Anything including acting like chicken little with cries of the sky is gonna fall, just to weasel out of a problem. Unless of course the problem is too low of a tax rate. They know how to solve that.

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    2. Tiger Pysse said

      Why did they lie? Because that´s all they know how to do. The end justifies the means, don´t you know.

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    3. Bartholomew Stanhope said

      Why did the Democrats lie? Why do snakes bite? Why do bears Schiff in the woods?

      Simple, Simon. It´s what they do. It´s who they are.

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    4. Two days ago the FBI/Demo/Media complex had "grave concerns" about omissions in the memo...and yesterday they are yawning and asking, "That´s it?"

      Why the 180? That should tell you everything you need to know about their motive. It´s all an act; all orchestrated---just like when they sat on their hands during the SOTU and Pelosi had to keep turning around to be sure all her little leftenants were dutifully following the script.

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  26. Joshua Tapper said

    The Memo Reveals The Coup Against America

    Frontpage Magazine,

    by Daniel Greenfield

    The Democrats and the media spent a week lying to the American people about the “memo.” The memo was full of "classified information" and releasing” it would expose “our spying methods." By “our,” they didn’t mean American spying methods. They meant Obama’s spying methods. A former White House Ethics Lawyer claimed that the Nunes memo would undermine "national security." On MSNBC, Senator Chris Van Hollen threatened that if the memo is released, the FBI and DOJ “will refuse to share information with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees." Senator Cory Booker howled that releasing the memo was "treasonous" and might be "revealing sources

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    1. Helmut Schlesswig von Holstein said

      As the deceitful cockroaches of Organised Crime (D'Ratz) plot their counter-attack, let us hope the memos still to come reveal more and more of the real culprits holding their smoking guns.

      Also, the President should double his security detail with a group of Navy SEALs

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    2. Geoffrey Seidel said

      Sessions isn´t going to prosecute these people because he doesn´t want to look like a Trump hatchet man.There´s not enough public outrage to spark these people into doing something.Steele,the main culprit in this scam isn´t under our jurisdiction and can´t be made to testify.

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      Pea Nuts Sessions is under his desk sucking his thumb!

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  28. SILVER FIDDLE wrote this at anither bog. It's certaonly worth repeating here:

    IF Nunes and Trump are playing it like I think they are... This is one pincer designed to drive the perps into the field of fire, and then the other pincer closes and traps them.

    There will be more to come... after the Justice and FBI perps issue their rebuttals. It won't happen this soon. Gotta let the perps and their apologists spill it all out on the Sunday talk shows.

    Also, I hope we eventually find out Atty General Sessions had convened a grand jury sometime last year.

    Anybody remember that female partisan hack yapping and bragging on MSNBC about how they rang all the alarm bells at all the agencies when they thought Donald Trump could win?

    What happened to her? She dummied up in a hurry. Has Sessions' Justice already deposed her?

    This is going to get fun...

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      Never has been, never will be.

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  32. Sammy "The Bull" Magus said

    Breitbart News Saturday: FISA Memo
    Fallout — The Morning After


    Breitbart Big Government, by Staff

    On this week’s edition of Breitbart News Saturday, broadcast live on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern, Breitbart News’s Deputy Political Editor Amanda House will break down the House Intelligence Committee’s FISA memo released Friday.

    Congressman Steve King (R-IA), who called the memo’s revelations “bigger than Watergate,” will open the show.

    Breitbart’s Ian Mason and Kristina Wong, who have been covering this issue closely, will join in-studio to answer your calls and questions — walking listeners through each of the memo’s key revelations and implications.

    Listeners are encouraged to call into the show at 866-957-2874.

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  33. Kennteh Lippincott said

    My experience with Andy McCabe:
    No criticizing James Comey allowed


    The Hill, by Ari Fleischer

    I don’t know former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. I’ve never met him. But I was supposed to. I was in an FBI car last June on my way to meet him and other top law enforcement leaders at a counterterrorism communications training event at the 9/11 Museum in New York City when McCabe suddenly ordered me not to show up. The car pulled up outside the museum and I was told not to come inside. I took a taxi back to my hotel and went home. Based on my one and only experience with McCabe, it proved to me that . . .

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  34. SILVERFIDDLE RESPONDS AT ANOTHER BLOG:

    ... I ask the Trump haters out there to consider the reaction if this had played out in 2008, with Barack Hussein Obama as the target.

    Democrats would be screaming bloody murder, and I go out on a limb to say, I think Republicans would be calling for heads to roll as well, rather than engaging in the embarrassing partisan fig leaf knitting Dems are doing now.

    We are in police state territory.

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  35. Daphne Dumdora Dimmestwitz said


    How Trump’s Allies Fanned an Ember
    of Controversy Into Flames of Outrage


    New York Times, by Mark Mazzetti

    Washington - The release of the memo mattered less than #releasethememo. After weeks of buildup, the three-and-a-half-page document about alleged F.B.I. abuses during the 2016 presidential campaign made public on Friday was broadly greeted with criticism, including by some Republicans.

    They said it cherry-picked information, made false assertions and was overly focused on an obscure, low-level Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.

    It didn’t live up to the hype. But the campaign, captured in the hashtag #releasethememo, which was trending on Twitter for days, may have a far more significant impact than the memo’s / / / /

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    1. Orren Ozymandias said

      Leave it to the ´progressive´ republicrats to align with and feed the leftist media with anti-Trump and anti-America bs. Doncha jus luv the ´moderate´ repukes we are inundated with now?

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    2. Glossolalia de Mentarmiamigo said

      Sad, truly sad, no matter what your political views, the fact that Obama´s presidency was riddled with political agents who used their positions to illegally persecute conservative political opponents, and suppress voters(IRS). Now we find the DOJ and the FBI, spying on and trying to stop Trump´s campaign. This apparently continued after the election. All the Times can see is "nothing to see here move along". Does anyone think for a moment that had it been a Republican administration they would be screaming at the top of their lungs.


      The NYT is a Democrat, communist propaganda center.
      They are NOT ever a news source. Not ever a fair and balanced commentator.


      Ignore the NYT and you will get a far better understanding of what is actually happening in on planet Earth, as opposed to their mythological Earth 2 where they fantasize their news from.

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    3. Sammy & Malignia Malarkey said

      The left and the alt left media has already brainwashed the liberal sheeple. These people will not shut up about Russia. It is like it has become their safe space mantra. On all the comments on all the websites I read, a huge amount of idiots keep saying Russia, Putin, Trump and various lies over and over. Either Soros is still funding a few click farms or these people are totally blind. Or both.

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  36. We are still lacking most of the puzzle pieces. If the Carter Page article is accurate, no way any government malefactors used the FISA warrants to "tapp" Trump Tower and Donald Trump.

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    1. YEP! The "MEMO" has raised more questions than it answered.

      Does ANYONE understand why the D'Rat-ENEMEDIA Alliance so vehemently tried to bock its publication?

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  37. Mr. FT, are you and our stupid followers really that clueless? Are you sure that's a blog and not a discussion board at an asylum for the terminally stupid?

    Your blog is a great example of the mentality of a Trumpista. Beyond dumb -- brain dead.

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    1. YES! This particularly needed to be said –– and repeated often:

      ... We don’t know the political motives of the FBI and Justice officials, but the facts are damaging enough. The FBI in essence let itself and the FISA court be used to promote a major theme of the Clinton campaign.

      Mr. Steele and Fusion then leaked the fact of the investigation to friendly reporters to try to defeat Mr. Trump before the election. And afterward they continued to leak all this to the press to cast doubt on the legitimacy of Mr. Trump’s victory.

      No matter its motives, the FBI became a tool of anti-Trump political actors.

      This is unacceptable in a democracy and ought to alarm anyone who wants the FBI to be a nonpartisan enforcer of the law.
      ...

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    2. Bless the Wall Street Journal. It's still –– almost –– trustworthy.

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    3. And when you factor in the supposed hyper-scrupulosity of Drama Queen Comey, it gets even curiouser.

      A truly scrupulous Director would have had nothing to do with such trash, and given the congressional hearings going on, would have reported the dirty dossier to congress and put on the record his agency's refusal to traffick in such campaign propaganda.

      But Mr. Scrupulous didn't do that, did he?

      At bottom, that dossier is full of Russian intel cooked-up crap, designed to do just what it did: Throw our government into chaos.

      The "Russian Collusion" was all on the Hillary Democrat side.

      The "Russian Interference" in Election 2016 was the dossier, again connected to the Democrats.

      If we had a real press that was really nonpartisan and truly interested into getting to the bottom of anything, all this would have already been sorted out by now.

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    4. Of course, but as you indicate, the Left –– or any power mad faction –– seeks only to muddy the waters, sow seeds of doubt, spark division, and foment confusion.

      They do all that uncommonly well, don't you think?

      If only all that energy and ambitio]n were devoted to finding SOLUTIONS to our problems instead of the rrthless, elentless pursuit of POWER and CONTROL!

      If wishes were horses ...

      ;-(

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  39. Let’s start with Hillary’s private and highly questionable if not outright illegal private server set-up in the bathroom of her Chappaqua, New York home. Saying when questioned by the F.B.I. about said server and why she used it, as in “The vast majority of my work emails went to government employees at their government addresses, which meant they were captured and preserved immediately on the system at the State Department,” means in Hillary’s mind that her turning over “the vast majority” of emails equates to her having broken no laws. Never mind that said “vast majority” might be minus the emails that contain the very information that show her actually breaking the law…never mind that she most likely committed treason.

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  40. Mr. FT; I was wondering if you saw this post by that little twerp RN, it is posted on Lisa's blog right now.?

    Rational Nation USAFebruary 3, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    Fuck you FreeThinke, as well as your dipshit poetry.

    You are, and always have been a pompous self rights asshole.

    A bigoted anti Semite and racist through and through. May your god go easy on you.

    BTW, you were right about one thing. I had to one day chose. Thanks for helping make my choice.

    Now, go to hell.

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    1. Dear, Mrs. P. by my own rules and standards I should delete this, because it is

      A) Off topic

      B) A gratuitous insult

      C) A sad example of Blog Gossip which we generally don't permit here.

      HOWEVER, it is ALSO a classic exmple of a self-styled, disingenuous SITE PEST exposing his bitter, fundamentally base, indecent lack of good character for all the world to see.

      As such I will let it stand as a reminder and telling example of the mentality stemming from the left we must face, and do our best to combat, but PLEASE don't sully the pages of this blog with any MORE examples of putrid garbage.

      We are interested ONLY in sharing intelligent, uplifting examples of Music, Art, Poetry, Thought and in discussing ISSUES in a civilized manner in depth and with as muchl good humor as we can muster.

      We are NOT itnerested in engaging in petty quarrels, time-wasting blog intrigues, or in (always futile) attemtps to debate our moral and intellectual inferiors or mental defectives.

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  42. Tucker Quarrelson said

    The ´Constitutional Crisis´ the Fourth Estate Birthed

    American Thinker,

    by Clarice Feldman

    As the “Russian Collusion” story disintegrates, it takes with it any reason to rely on the Fourth Estate, which in large part assisted in Obama administration wrongdoing. It has proven to be a handmaiden of those who concocted a big lie to bring down a political opponent. Like Josephus said of Haman -- Antiq., 50:2, c. 6,) “without a remark upon the almighty power, and admirable justice of the wisdom of God; not only in bringing Haman to his deserved punishment, but in trapping him in the very snare which he had laid for another, and turning a malicious invention

    ________________________

    RESPONSE:

    Every anti-Trump lie the Enemedia publishes in direct collusion with the corrupt Coup, with intent to undermine or overthrow a duly elected administration, is a smoking gun pointed at itself.

    We need to order crates of "RAID" to clear out the human cockroaches in our government and the media.

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    1. Catherine Thompson Buniatishvili

      Don´t clear them out just yet. Let´s savor this moment for one more day.
      Just to see the looks on the faces of the dim wit ocrats is precious to behold.

      Come Monday morning let us set about the work of replacing every one of them

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    2. Byrda Praye said

      Make this one of your must reads today. Clarice includes this on Wray:

      Some of the reporting and commentary on this issue has been utterly incredible (in many senses of the word). For example, Trump overruled current-FBI director Wray’s objection to releasing the memo. The WaPo framed this as “Trump defies Wray.” Um, who the hell works for whom? If there is defiance going on, it is Wray’s going public with his objections to the actions of his Constitutional superior. Wray should have raised his objections in private to Trump, and if overruled (as he was, in the event), kept his mouth shut in public, or resigned –– and then kept his mouth shut. To lobby publicly (and disingenuously, by raising national security concerns) in an attempt to pressure his superior into doing something is beyond the pale.

      I watched Wray’s hearing appearance and was underwhelmed. He could end up making Comey look good. (That’s a reach, but he did come across as being a mini-me of Comey. Attitude.)

      And on that “Constitutional crisis” that the anti-Trumpers keep bandying about:

      Indeed, it is clear that many senior members of the FBI, DOJ, and the intelligence community considered it their right to intervene in the election in order to prevent Trump’s election, and failing that, to kneecap his presidency. And virtually all of the political class in the US is on their side. This is the real Constitutional crisis.





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  43. Tai Wan On said


    The GOP Memo Proves the ‘Deep State’ is Real

    New York Post,

    by Michael Goodwin

    Now that we know what the declassified House memo says about government misconduct, we also know what it means: The Washington swamp — the deep state — is bigger, more vicious and more dangerous to American liberty than even a cynic could have imagined. Because of the memo and previous revelations, we know that swamp creatures are embedded in the top of the FBI and the Department of Justice. Some used their power to try to tip a presidential campaign based on their personal politics. They conducted a sham investigation of the Democratic candidate and misled federal judges to spy on at . . . . . .

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  44. Morton Truesdale said

    Excellent article that lays out the truth of what happened and why it happened. Despite the hysterics of progressives, this is a gravely pivotal moment in this history of our country.

    We are about to see just how much the political class understands the implications of what is coming to light and what it means to the Republic if we do not have the will to see this to its final conclusion.

    Unfortunately, we are dealing with people who are so hardened to any truth that goes against their self-appointed right to rule over the rest of us that it will be nigh to impossible for them to ever admit any wrongdoing.

    God help those who are willing to look at this without bias and stand for truth and justice for the good of the country.

    As Reagan said, the time for choosing is now. Now more than ever, we are a nation in the need of prayer for wisdom, resolve, and safety for everyone who is working to right this horrible wrong.

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    1. Hyman Hoek Steverino said

      It´s hopefully not long before we´re at the center of all this, the "What did Barack Husseino know and when did he know it?" stage.

      That´s when his corrupt coconspirators in the Enemedia will start ricocheting off the walls of their padded cells like ping pong balls, if their mindsplosions haven´t already begun ...

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    2. Gloria Skunt said

      Goodwin hit all points on this. Save yourself a thousand hours of talking heads because at the end of the day this is what happen and this is not the America most of us want to live in.

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    3. Kit Carsonoma said

      "Thanks to the battle over the memo, we also know with 100 percent certainty that the mainstream media is part of the swamp.

      The efforts by The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others, to keep the memo from ever seeing sunshine were appalling ... Those organizations are betraying their legacies and their duties as journalists. They share with corrupt officials a hatred of Donald Trump and believe that ending his presidency justifies any and all means.

      Their motives are as partisan as that of the Democrats who fought tooth and nail to scuttle the memo." Finally the msm is being called out for leftist obama deep state sycophants and propagandists that they are!

      I don´t believe the Democrats will turn on the deep state like the Republicans did to Nixon.

      I agree arrests and convictions are in order early retirements will not suffice!

      I hope the Secret Service is not part of the deep swamp! I pray for President Trump's safety.

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    4. I am sure Obama knew what was going on. I can't believe the FBI would have agreed to sucha treasonous deed without it being run by Hillary and the White House. It may have been agreed that they would take the heat instead of bringing Hillary or Obama in on it. What about Kaine that was running for VP do you think he knew anything?

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    2. Sorry, your lordship, but we've already said ALL we're going to say about that sorry situation above.

      THE SUBJECT –– at least at THIS blog –– IS CLOSED.

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    3. After losing what should have been a pretty winnable election, it would make sense for Hillary Clinton to sit down with her team and assess what happened and why they lost. It would be useful information for anybody that wants to challenge Trump in 2020. However, that kind of self-reflection would be grounds for accepting responsibility for something and Hillary Clinton does not do that.

      Instead, Hillary chose to blame James Comey. In revealing what is either a stunning lack of self-awareness or just her innate penchant for blaming others for her troubles, she decided to attempt to make the case to donors the reason she lost states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio was due to letters sent by FBI Director James Comey to members of Congress about her emails.

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  47. Yupitsi Darnit said

    Donald Trump Says Released Memo ´Totally
    vindicates´ Him in Russia Investigation


    ITV [UK], by Staff

    US President Donald Trump says he has been "totally" vindicated by a memo that alleges the FBI abused surveillance powers during the investigation into links between his presidential campaign and Russia.

    The memo claims a dossier compiled by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele on behalf of the Democrats, which identified links between Mr Trump´s foreign policy advisor Carter Page and Russian officials, was motivated by financial and ideological interests which were not declared.

    Mr Trump tweeted from Florida, where he is spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort, that the memo put him in the clear. "This memo totally vindicates me ...

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    1. Gone to Potpourri said

      As if my opinion has any influence, HERE is the standard that determines vindication in this entire set of crimes and it is not just Hillary and Obama going to jail.

      Unless Flynn´s confession is thrown out, unless his conviction is overturned, unless he is fully paid for ALL legal expenses and unless the House Speaker, the Senate Majority leader, Sessions, the FBI, AND FISA court judge that is FIRED publicly issue an apology to Flynn, ALL are in on the crime, period and YOU are still subject to this government illegally doing ANYTHING to YOU whenever they please.

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    2. Tatiana Tortilla-Flatte said

      The Russia investigation was always a fake investigation being conducted by fake investigators at the behest of fake leaders who are in the pockets of thieving tyrants. All reported by a fake media.

      Trump best not forget that most of the Washington is made up of tyrants and crooks. They have the media backing them up. They aren´t finished with him yet. He has more work to do. Trump cannot afford a ´mission accomplished´ moment.

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    3. Harpoona Dick said

      I would only add that the DC Tyrants are of the appeasist-snowflake type and will run screaming to mommy if they ever see any of their own cookie-cutter bullymates getting the legal treatment they have so gleefully been dishing out.

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    4. WE are not wasting time, money and resources. The democraps are and the only reason for their efforts is they are scared shitless of President Trump and what ha can do to the NWO and the left.

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  50. Donald Trump exposing FBI corruption is destroying the reputation of the FBI!

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  51. Free Thinke, my friend, If I were you, I'd be Mad, very Mad at that low life Son of a Bitch, that Piece of Human Excrement .
    You trusted him and allowed him to return to your blog in good faith and he turned out to be the “SCUM" that you always thought he was.
    Put no faith in Serpent, for it will poison you
    A Serpents tool is their Traitors Gift
    Hard to identify, this is true,
    So tread carefully, be wary of shift

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    1. Oh I AM, believe! THAT creature will never be permitted to post here again no matter what. I don't suffer fools gladly, neither will I entertain enemies.

      Now, please, let there be nore more talk about any of that.

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  52. Releasing the #memo shows some on the RNC have actually grown a spine. Now let us see criminal charges against all involved! ... Sarah Carter has reported that there are people that were high government officials under the BHO administration who were involved. She had also reported that there is a second salacious false dossier regarding then candidate Trump.

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  54. Well, we're back to the same impasse from a few weeks back. Nobody budging on immigration and the government on the brink of shutdown again!

    Booo on those politicians! Damn every last one of them!

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  55. Joey Driver said

    Report: Nunes Wants to Publish
    As Many As 5 More Memos


    New York Magazine, by Chas Danner

    House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is planning to release as many as five additional memos targeting politically motivated “wrongdoing” at federal agencies, according to a new Axios report. On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released a declassified GOP-written memo which accused officials at the FBI and Justice Department of abusing their power for politically motivated purposes and using misleading information to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser who was suspected of having ties to the Kremlin. The overhyped memo got a lot of attention, but was far from the shocking conspiracy exposé that Nunes and . . .

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  56. Cascara Segrada said

    The Nunes Memo: Just an Opening Act

    City Journal, by Fred Siegel and Marc Epstein

    The publication yesterday by the House Intelligence Committee, under the leadership of chairman Devin Nunes, of a four-page summary memo regarding FBI surveillance of a Trump campaign advisor in 2016 is the long-awaited opening act of an extended drama about the Obama administration’s abuse of power—which, when all is revealed, might yet outdo that of the Nixon administration. Obama concealed his sharp-edged, Chicago-style machine politics under the rhetorical cover of progressivism. He was protected by a press corps that first enlisted in his administration and then fought to stop Donald Trump. But now that Obama is out of office, his ability • • •

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  57. Heidi Bergenkind said

    FBI hired dossier author Steele to investigate Trump, fired him for
    lying about media leaks


    Washington Times,

    by Rowan Scarborough

    The FBI officially authorized payments to Christopher Steele, who wrote the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, but then fired the former British spy for lying to agents about his covert leaks to the news media.The sequence of events is outlined in the declassified memo released Friday by Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.The Nunes memo is the first official confirmation that the FBI hierarchy made a decision to start paying Mr. Steele and why the deal fell through. Justice Department witnesses in public have declined to confirm such a deal.The memo shows that


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    SO with all the obviously illegal crap the FBI engaged in they want to be Sacred and not be questioned? I think WE see a serious problem with the Bureaucratic State! THEY ARE NOT ABOVE THE FREEKIN LAW!

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  58. Emil Marcel Mascarpone said


    Clinton associates fed information to
    Trump dossier author Steele, memo says


    Fox News, by Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne

    Clinton associates were "feeding" allegations to former British spy Christopher Steele at the same time he was compiling the controversial anti-Trump dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign, according to an unclassified memo from senior Senate Republicans who recently made a criminal referral. Those Republicans, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had asked the Justice Department in January to investigate Steele based on evidence they say suggests he lied to the FBI about his contacts with the media (a violation of 18 USC 1001) -- or the FBI misrepresented Steele’s / / / /

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  59. Loqueshia Schwartz said

    A Tale of Two Memos: Mulvaney, Nunes
    Missives Both Press Rule of Law


    New York Sun, by Ira Stoll

    The story of the Trump administration this year has been the story of two memos. There is the Nunes Memo, from the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, describing “abuses” by the FBI and the Department of Justice in wiretapping a volunteer adviser to the Trump campaign. And there is the Mulvaney Memo, from the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, which has gained less attention but which may ultimately be even more significant in restoring the rule of law. The Mulvaney Memo, issued January 23 as an email to all CFPB employees, is worth

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    1. The name you've appropriated is spelled FRANCHOT but properly pronounced FRANSHOW, despite Robert Osbourne's flagrant and cinstant mispronunciation as the host of TCM.

      lease see that you remember it is FRANSHOW. Anyone who pronounces it otherwise should be SHOT DEAD.

      We do our best to STEM the FLOOD TIDES of IGNORANCE polluting the culture. A losing battle, I know, but still one worth fighting.

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  62. America owes me an apology. Unlike that money-grubbing bitch, I did what I did because I love this beautiful nation.

    Footballlives

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  63. Clinton associates were "feeding" allegations to former British spy Christopher Steele at the same time he was compiling the controversial anti-Trump dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign,

    ** HolidayPalace**

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