Always 2steps ahead of these dullards

Caleb Lee
Caleb Lee

theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/09/the-new-fbi-agency-everyone-forgot-did-adam-schiff-just-get-caught-in-an-elaborate-counterintelligence-sting/

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theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/07/federal-fisa-judge-recuses-himself-from-michael-flynn-case/
foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/20/judge-orders-state-to-work-with-fbi-on-clinton-email-investigation.html
judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/federal-judge-threatens-to-hold-irs-commissioner-doj-lawyers-in-contempt-of-court-over-lerner/
observer.com/2014/06/breaking-meet-emmet-sullivan-irs-judge-who-once-sicced-a-special-prosecutor-on-doj/
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Robert Perry
Robert Perry

Marxist faggot Dicksucker Schiffsctotumcheeks and Marxist faggot Prickrlick Swallowwell BTFO
I believe there is merit to this theory.

Isaac Adams
Isaac Adams

bump

Isaac Lee
Isaac Lee

THE LEAKS ARE REAL

THE NEWS IS FAKE

Leo Gutierrez
Leo Gutierrez

Now that is a curious thing.

Ayden Taylor
Ayden Taylor

bump

Charles Williams
Charles Williams

Flynn's judge just recused himself, likely for being on the FISA court that spied on Flynn
theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/07/federal-fisa-judge-recuses-himself-from-michael-flynn-case/

This is the new Judge.

Judge orders State Dept. to work on recovering emails, suggests Clinton violated policy
foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/20/judge-orders-state-to-work-with-fbi-on-clinton-email-investigation.html

Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court over Lerner
judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/federal-judge-threatens-to-hold-irs-commissioner-doj-lawyers-in-contempt-of-court-over-lerner/

Good luck Mr Mueller

"Judge Sullivan is the judge who held federal prosecutors in contempt, dismissed an unjust indictment against a United States Senator, and publicly excoriated the Department of Justice. He also had the moral conviction, courage and gumption to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department and the individual prosecutors."

observer.com/2014/06/breaking-meet-emmet-sullivan-irs-judge-who-once-sicced-a-special-prosecutor-on-doj/

Camden Wood
Camden Wood

Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok
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FBI officials were concerned solely about the leaking of details of the tarmac meeting & tried to hide these records - Judicial Watch
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Nunes pushing for Contempt of Congress against Rosenstein and Wray due to stonewalling with regards to Strozk.
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Grassley pushing Rosenstein about why he hasn't done shit to McCabe.
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/Who is Mr. Strozk/
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Hillary had to give an FBI interview because of the emails. It was not under oath (the very thing that got Papadopoulos and Flynn, lying under oath) nor recorded and three days later Comey say he recommended no indictment.
the FBI agent present, Strozk, was just outed as a Hilllary supporter / Trump detractor and fired from the Mueler investigation. He was also likely the FBI agent that brought the Fusion GPS dossier over the investigation
the DOJ official present, Laufman, head of the “independent email probe” is a Hillary donor and ****still at the DOJ**** and head the department responsible for atomic energy and FARA compliance (the very stuff that got Manafort and likely, dangled over Flynn’s head)

Sebastian Harris
Sebastian Harris

Detailed rundown on the Dossier

There is nothing normal about the Fusion GPS dossier (The Hill)
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Russia dossier investigators suspect reporters were paid to spread collusion claims (WashTimes)
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Spinning in circles on the Trump dossier (WashEx)
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Lifting the Steele Curtain (WSJ)
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This third article is important when considered next to Grassleys letter to the FBI about the dossier:

Grassley concerned about FBI use of Trump ‘dossier’ in Russia investigation (politico)
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Noting that the dossier was passed on to the U.K. government according to lawyers representing author Christopher Steele, Grassley asked the FBI to clarify whether the document's contents could have been "surreptitiously funneled into U.S. intelligence streams through foreign intelligence sharing."

Steele, a former British intelligence agent, initially compiled the dossier — replete with unproven details of alleged Russian efforts to compromise Trump — for the firm Fusion GPS.

If the FBI had interpreted a foreign intelligence service's receipt of the Steele dossier as a de facto confirmation, "it would be alarming," Grassley wrote on Friday to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

"Mr. Steele’s dossier allegations might appear to be 'confirmed' by foreign intelligence, rather than just an echo of the same 'research' that Fusion bought from Steele and that the FBI reportedly also attempted to buy from Steele."

In short Clinton and the dems engineered the dossier with the intention of injecting it into the Intel community so it would be reported by the media as an official intelligence issue rather than oppo research.

Matthew White
Matthew White

This is the sequence of events during the week that led up to the DNC admitting it paid for the dossier

Dems obstructed the Fusion GPS hearing, Fusion GPS pleads the fifth to everything
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Nunes issued a subpoena for bank records back to 2015, Court was due to supply records Monday
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Obama appointee Judge delayed subpoena
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WaPo publishes story saying DNC funded the dossier tuesday
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This strengthened the injunction
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Because there’s something Fusion cares about keeping secret even more than the Clinton-DNC news—and that something is in those bank records. The release of the client names was a last-ditch effort to appease the House Intelligence Committee, which issued subpoenas to Fusion’s bank and was close to obtaining records until Fusion filed suit last week. The release was also likely aimed at currying favor with the court, given Fusion’s otherwise weak legal case.

Jack Hughes
Jack Hughes

Podesta tried to stop the hearing.
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The untold story is the Democrats’ unprecedented behavior. Mr. Rooney had barely started when committee staffers for Mr. Schiff interrupted, accused him of badgering witnesses, and suggested he was acting unethically. Jaws dropped. Staff do not interrupt congressmen. They do not accuse them of misbehavior. And they certainly do not act as defense attorneys for witnesses. No Democratic lawmakers had bothered to come to the hearing to police this circus, and Mr. Rooney told me that he “won’t be doing any more interviews without a member from the minority present.”

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The Fusion GPS bank records subpoena was delayed for a few days by Obama appointee Judge Tanya Chutkan
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U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted the House motion to intervene and has delayed the due date for the bank to comply with the subpoena until Wednesday while she evaluates the complaint.

Tanya is the judge that was trying to force Trump to give an illegal an abortion
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The temporary restraining order, issued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan Wednesday evening, said the federal government must allow the unnamed 17-year-old girl, who is about 15 weeks pregnant, to receive the abortion within days.

This gave WaPo and other media critters time to fess up before Nunes got the truth

Caleb Scott
Caleb Scott

Podesta committed perjury

Exclusive: In Hill interviews, top Dems denied knowledge of payments to firm behind Trump dossier (CNN)
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Podesta was asked in his September interview whether the Clinton campaign had a contractual agreement with Fusion GPS, and he said he was not aware of one, according to one of the sources.

Sitting next to Podesta during the interview: his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for the law firm that hired Fusion GPS to continue research on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC, multiple sources said. Elias was only there in his capacity as Podesta's attorney and not as a witness.

So Podesta denied paying Fusion while sitting directly next to the guy who paid Fusion on his behalf

So it looks like purjury but can it be proven? Maybe.
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton is in 'secret negotiations' with ex-British spy Christopher Steele to buy SECOND 'dirty dossier' on Trump's romantic englements with Russian women, claims Clinton author (DailyMail)
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Hillary personally authorized her campaign chairman, John Podesta, to launch the first controversial Russian dossier, according to a senior Clinton campaign strategist who worked for Hillary in both her 2008 and 2016 presidential bids

Justin Wright
Justin Wright

When Scandals Collide (National Review)
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Here, the Clinton campaign and the DNC retained the law firm of Perkins Coie; in turn, one of its partners, Marc E. Elias, retained Fusion GPS. We don’t know how much Fusion GPS was paid, but the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid $9.1 million to Perkins Coie during the 2016 campaign (i.e., between mid-2015 and late 2016).

A friend draws my attention to an intriguing coincidence.

In its capacity as attorney for the DNC, Perkins Coie – through another of its partners, Michael Sussman – is also the law firm that retained CrowdStrike, the cyber security outfit, upon learning in April 2016 that the DNC’s servers had been hacked.

To sum it all up

DNC pays CrowdStrike to tell the FBI Russia hacked the DNC

DNC pays Fusion GPS to give the FBI the dossier

Fusion linked lawyer gets visa approved by Lynch to attend meeting with Don Jr

one or all of these use in FISA court to spy on Trump

Jayden Martin
Jayden Martin

Damage control has been activated
A Second Fusion GPS Dossier Implicated Clinton Foundation Donors (NationalReview)
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The rats are scurrying for cover. Takeaways here
there was an anti clinton dossier that fusion GPS tried to give to Trump Jr
it didnt incriminate clinton
Trump Jr rejected it
Glen Simpson from Fusion met the russian lawyer before and after
Fusion are good bois, they dindu nuffin.
its all russias fault
This article is trying to shift the blame and say Russia tricked poor old Fusion.

John Podesta's lies to congress are getting more exposed
Russia Scandal Befalls Two Brothers: John and Tony Podesta (NYT)
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After the postelection publication of a dossier by a former British spy into those connections — which included some salacious claims — John Podesta met with Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the firm that commissioned the opposition research, to compare notes on Russia’s involvement, according to an associate of Mr. Podesta.

During the general election season, the firm’s research was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, though John Podesta has told congressional investigators that he had no knowledge of those payments. The associate said the meeting came as Mr. Simpson was considering whether, and how, his firm could continue its Russia-related Trump research. A spokeswoman for Mr. Simpson’s firm, Fusion GPS, declined to comment.

Really activates those almonds since Podesta claimed he didn't know the campaign he was running paid for the dossier. I guess Glen Simpson just forgot to mention that to Podesta.

This article also attempts to put distance between Tony and John Podesta which is at odds with what we learned from Tucker (pic related)
Podesta Group Is In Mueller’s ‘Crosshairs’ Over Russian Influence (DailyCaller)
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William Rivera
William Rivera

Podesta Group Unravels as CEO Plans to Take Clients to New Firm (Bloomberg)
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Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Fritts told employees Thursday afternoon she is working on launching a new firm that would take many of Podesta’s staff and clients with her, said two people familiar with the meeting. She told employees they shouldn’t expect a paycheck past Nov. 15, the people said.

It was not an entirely unexpected moment for the 30-year-old firm after Podesta’s sudden resignation Oct. 31, when he announced he was stepping down following an indictment issued against Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort by U.S. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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Mueller’s indictment identified the firms as Company A and Company B and said they were allegedly paid by Manafort with more than $2 million in offshore funds. A person familiar with the matter confirmed that Company B is the Podesta Group, which disclosed in April that it had worked for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. Company A is Mercury Public Affairs LLC, said another person familiar with the matter.

Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross

Fusion GPS paid journalists, court papers confirm (WashEx)
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One of the documents filed by lawyers for the House Intelligence Committee said each of the three reporters who received payments had written about the Russia probe, which could indicate that reporters were using Fusion GPS's work to write their stories.

“Additionally, the Committee seeks transactions related to three individual journalists, [names redacted], each of whom have reported on and/or been quoted in articles regarding topics related to the Committee's investigation, some of which were published as recently as October 2017," the committee wrote.

Additionally, a filing by lawyers for the House Intelligence Committee asserts that Fusion GPS “brokered meetings for dossier author Christopher Steele with at least five major media outlets in September 2016, including Yahoo news.”

The meeting by Yahoo resulted in one of the first media reports based on the dossier, which specifically mentioned Trump adviser Carter Page. After seeing the latest court filings, Page heaped praise on the committee.

Link to court docs: scribd.com/document/365208275/Declaration-of-Scott-L-Glabe-Deputy-General-Counsel-for-the-House-Permanent-Select-Committee-on-Intelligence#

Jaxson Campbell
Jaxson Campbell

The people that perhaps understand Fusion best are their former employers WSJ

The Press Loves Fusion GPS (WSJ)
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One of the dirty little secrets in Washington is that Fusion is a longtime source for journalists, planting political hits that Fusion is paid by third parties to dig up. Now the press corps is defending its meal ticket, often without reporting honestly about Fusion and how it works.

One example is the story by someone named Jason Schwartz in Politico on Monday that attacked us for our Mueller editorial. This media enforcer quoted Neil King, identifying him as a former WSJ editor who slammed our work and said “I don’t know a single WSJ alum who’s not agog at where that edit page is heading.” Perhaps Mr. King is agog because Axios reported in January that he had joined . . . Fusion GPS.

So Politico quotes an employee of Fusion to attack The Wall Street Journal for criticizing Fusion. Even better, Mr. Schwartz didn’t tell his readers that Mr. King has worked for Fusion. Mr. Schwartz also failed to point out that Mr. King’s wife, Shailagh Murray, also a former Journal reporter, worked in the Obama White House. Perhaps Mr. Schwartz understands that this kind of political incestuousness is so routine in Washington that even to mention it would get him drummed out of the club.

Cooper Bell
Cooper Bell

Pic related here:
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Also worth reading:
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Faith in the outfit’s journalistic expertise and experience is one of the chords that Fusion GPS strikes in its relations with journalists, whether they’re trying to block a story or shop one. “If they have a story they think you’d be interested in,” says one Washington, D.C. journalist familiar with Fusion GPS’s operations, “they call you down to their office on Dupont Circle and show you a dossier. There’s no confidentiality agreement, but it’s understood that if they show you something and you talk about it, you’re cut off, or worse.”

What did they mean by this?

In order to report honestly on the Trump scandals, a weakened press would have to report honestly on Fusion GPS—which would mean lifting the lid on the incompetence and malfeasance of their own institutions and colleagues, which would reveal a scandal as threatening to democracy as anything Trump has said or done. “Imagine if they subpoena Fusion GPS’s emails,” said a veteran Washington reporter, “there are going to be lots of journalists in there who’ve taken stories from them. Big names, senior figures in the field. It will look like an apocalypse.”

Jaxon Clark
Jaxon Clark

It's pretty obvious this was a canary trap that caught probably Schiff as the one handing out information to CNN.

That's why the left is in such an uproar over it because they know they were caught red-handed. That's also why various leftist journalists are so intent on knowing who CNN's source was...

Brayden Bell
Brayden Bell

FBI used the dossier to get a FISA warrent but cant verify its contents

FBI has not verified Trump dossier (WashEx)
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FBI and Justice Department officials have told congressional investigators in recent days that they have not been able to verify or corroborate the substantive allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign outlined in the Trump dossier.

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August 24, 2017 subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee to the FBI and Justice Department asked for information on the bureau's efforts to validate the dossier. Specifically, the subpoena demanded "any documents, if they exist, that memorialize DOJ and/or FBI efforts to corroborate, validate, or evaluate information provided by Mr. Steele and/or sub-sources and/or contained in the 'Trump Dossier.'"

According to sources familiar with the matter, neither the FBI nor the Justice Department has provided documents in response to that part of the committee's subpoena. But in face-to-face briefings with congressional staff, according to those sources, FBI and DOJ officials have said they cannot verify the dossier's charges of a conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

THIS IS IMPORTANT - They were asked to provide info on how they vetted the dossier and so far they have supplied no information.

Until they do so there is no evidence that they did anything to vet the dossier before doing this:

FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation (CNN)
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The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump's campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.

Ryder Smith
Ryder Smith

The FISA on Manafort is MUCH worse than you think.

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman (CNN)
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US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

The government snooping continued into early this year, INCLUDING A PERIOD when Manafort was known to talk to PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

Related: James Clapper - 'It's possible' that Trump's voice was picked up by Manafort wiretap (WashEx)
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A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014. It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine's former ruling party, the sources told CNN.

The surveillance was discontinued at some point last year for lack of evidence, according to one of the sources.

The FBI then restarted the surveillance after obtaining a new FISA warrant that extended at least into early this year.

Sources say the second warrant was part of the FBI's efforts to investigate ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives. Such warrants require the approval of top Justice Department and FBI officials, and the FBI must provide the court with information showing suspicion that the subject of the warrant may be acting as an agent of a foreign power.

So they got top Justice and FBI approval
Using the dossier:
FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation (CNN)
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When they could not and still have not been able to verify it:
FBI has not verified Trump dossier (WashEx)
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Kevin Jackson
Kevin Jackson

beautiful trap........explains why CNN was so confused about it all

wouldn't be suprised if the bank story was the same thing

Brody Smith
Brody Smith

JudgeJeanine: "There have been times in our history where corruption and lawlessness were so pervasive, that examples had to be made. This is one of those times."

twitter.com/FoxNews/status/939680540411793408

Can't find a yt link yet.

Jeremiah Taylor
Jeremiah Taylor

Carter Page was Wiretapped via FISA as well
Court Approved Wiretap on Trump Campaign Aide Over Russia Ties (NYT)
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The Justice Department obtained a secret court-approved wiretap last summer on Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, based on evidence that he was operating as a Russian agent, a government official said Wednesday.

Again, that evidence was the dossier:
FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation (CNN)
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And that "EVIDENCE" was UNVERIFIED
FBI has not verified Trump dossier (WashEx)
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Now the NYT continues to say this comedy gold
The Justice Department considered direct surveillance of anyone tied to a political campaign as a line it did not want to cross

BUT THEY LET MANAFORT GET WIRETAPPED BEFORE AND AFTER THE ELECTION WHILE HE WAS IN COMUNICATION WITH TRUMP

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman (CNN)
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The government snooping continued into early this year, INCLUDING A PERIOD when Manafort was known to talk to PRESIDENT Donald Trump

James Clapper: 'It's possible' that Trump's voice was picked up by Manafort wiretap (WashEx)
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Evan Wright
Evan Wright

Oh boy. Some people are gonna be in big trouble

Landon Taylor
Landon Taylor

Did Susan Rice Lie, Again? (National Review)
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Nunes asserted that he’d seen evidence that Obama administration officials had “unmasked,” or disclosed in intelligence reports, the identities of Trump officials who met or communicated with representatives of foreign governments and that “none of this surveillance was related to Russia.”
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Former national-security adviser Susan Rice was at the center of the storm, accused of making a vast number of unmasking requests. What was her response? On the very day of Nunes’s press conference she said, “I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.”
(Video: youtu.be/sH0akjRDJsY)

Over time, however, her story evolved. She later clarified that she was simply saying that she didn’t know “what reports Nunes was referring to.”
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In April she said she never did anything “untoward with respect to the intelligence” she received.
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So, what was the truth? Did she “know nothing” or did she do nothing “untoward”? Those aren’t the same statements, and the differences matter.

Let’s flash forward to yesterday (September 13)

Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.
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Back in March, Susan Rice wanted to win another news cycle. If she told the truth — that, yes, she had made unmasking requests — she might have given a floundering Devin Nunes a lifeline. So she pled ignorance. She claimed not to know things that she plainly and clearly knew in detail.

Isaac Evans
Isaac Evans

aye yo dude, honestly this is a very good compilation of research you have done here, im probably gonna save your explanation on my computer somewhere for another day.

Jason Young
Jason Young

big if true

Owen Gutierrez
Owen Gutierrez

There was more than one unmasker, and Rice didn't unmask Flynn

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A Republican official familiar with deliberations by GOP lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee said that the names of two U.S. citizens who were part of Mr. Trump’s transition team have been unmasked in intelligence reports.

One is Mr. Flynn and the other hasn’t been identified, said the official. The report involving Mr. Flynn documented phone conversations he had in late December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

The official said Ms. Rice had requested the unmasking of at least one transition official—not Mr. Flynn—who was part of multiple foreign conversations that weren't related to Russia.

So who unmasked Flynn? Clapper said he made one unmasking request but said he could not comment further

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Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Clapper and Sally Yates if they had ever requested the unmasking of Trump, his associates, or members of Congress.

Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, hesitated before answering.

“Yes, in one case I did,” he admitted, but refused to give any more details.

“I cannot discuss any further than that,” Clapper said.

Yates said she never requested unmasking of Trump, his associates or members of Congress.

Dylan Carter
Dylan Carter

The other person who has come up in the unmasking story is Samantha Powers

Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis (FoxNews)
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In a July 27 letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said the committee had learned "that one official, whose position had no apparent intelligence-related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama Administration."
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The "official" is widely reported to be Power.

During a public congressional hearing earlier this year, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina pressed former CIA director John Brennan on unmasking, without mentioning Power by name.

Gowdy: Do you recall any U.S. ambassadors asking that names be unmasked?

Brennan: I don't know. Maybe it's ringing a vague bell but I'm not -- I could not answer with any confidence.

Gowdy continued, asking: On either January 19 or up till noon on January 20, did you make any unmasking requests?

Brennan: I do not believe I did.

Gowdy: So you did not make any requests on the last day that you were employed?

Brennan: No, I was not in the agency on the last day I was employed.

Brennan later corrected the record, confirming he was at CIA headquarters on January 20. "I went there to collect some final personal materials as well as to pay my last respects to a memorial wall. But I was there for a brief period of time and just to take care of some final -- final things that were important to me," Brennan said.

Previous U.N. ambassadors have made unmasking requests, but Fox News was told they number in the low double digits.

Isaiah Howard
Isaiah Howard

really makes you think

Ayden Barnes
Ayden Barnes

Thank you for all of this. Please keep it going. Everyone needs to read this, understand what it really means.

Robert Brooks
Robert Brooks

It boggles my mind how long its taking the public to figure it all out

Josiah Thomas
Josiah Thomas

If they think an intentional misdated leak passes for "elaborate" counter-intelligence, they're in for a hell of a ride.

Wyatt Diaz
Wyatt Diaz

It appears Powers is the fall girl.

Trey Gowdy: Samantha Power testified that intel officials made 'unmasking' requests in her name (WashEx)
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Tuesday evening, Gowdy told Fox News that Power told his committee that she was not the official requesting that unmasking in every case.

"I think if she were on your show, she would say those requests to unmask may have been attributed to her, but they greatly exceed by an exponential factor the requests she actually made," Gowdy said.

"So, that's her testimony, and she was pretty emphatic in it," he added. "The intelligence community has assigned this number of requests to her. Her perspective, her testimony is, they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests."

"So, we've got to get tot he bottom of that," Gowdy said. "If there is someone else making requests on behalf of a principal in the intelligence community, we need to know that because we're getting ready to reauthorize a program that's really important to the country, but also has a masking component to it."

Gowdy was referring to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Pressure is building on Congress to reauthorize that language, but Republicans are wary of doing so, in part because of the suspicion that the Obama administration unfairly unmasked people, including those on President Trump's transition team.

Kayden Diaz
Kayden Diaz

i hope this is a thing

Mason Foster
Mason Foster

It takes time, but I think things will start to unravel at a faster pace soon.

Evan Morales
Evan Morales

hey kiwi bro
I was wondering what kind of educational/professional background does one need to have in order to learn seeing things as clearly as you do?

Nolan Jenkins
Nolan Jenkins

If you have not seen Jim Jordan questioning Wray yet do it now:
youtu.be/isK_oHRySGI

Jacob Reyes
Jacob Reyes

Have a bump of coccaine on me for your good work.

Chase Cook
Chase Cook

archive.fo/nGaiJ
The department's Bruce Ohr, a career official, served as associate deputy attorney general at the time of the campaign. That placed him just below the deputy attorney general, Sally Yates, who ran the day-to-day operations of the department. In 2016, Ohr's office was just steps away from Yates, who was later fired for defying President Trump's initial travel ban executive order and still later became a prominent anti-Trump voice upon leaving the Justice Department.

Unbeknownst to investigators until recently, Ohr knew Steele and had repeated contacts with Steele when Steele was working on the dossier. Ohr also met after the election with Glenn Simpson, head of Fusion GPS, the opposition research company that was paid by the Clinton campaign to compile the dossier.

Asher Gray
Asher Gray

Legacy media still hasn't figured out the purpose of his tweets yet.
youtu.be/FUwE_Qg1bqg

But then they also believe [pic related] was the greatest orator to ever live in the White House.

Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker

4 year degree in advanced shitposting
one cellphone with the memo app installed
free time

Jason Young
Jason Young

impressive & checked

Ryan Cox
Ryan Cox

Journalism is dead, i recommend you read:

archive.fo/VDv0d

Fusion GPS was founded in 2009—before the social media wave destroyed most of the remaining structures of 20th-century American journalism—by two Wall Street Journal reporters, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch. They picked up former colleagues from the Journal, Tom Catan, and Neil King, Jr., who were also well-respected by their peers. When the social media wave hit two years later, print media’s last hopes for profitability vanished, and Facebook became the actual publisher of most of the news that Americans consumed. Opposition research and comms shops like Fusion GPS became the news-rooms—with investigative teams and foreign bureaus—that newspapers could no longer afford.
As top reporters themselves, the principals of Fusion GPS knew exactly what their former colleagues needed in order to package and sell stories to their editors and bosses. “Simpson was one of the top terror-finance investigative reporters in the field,” says one Washington-based journalist, who knows Simpson professionally and personally, and who asked for anonymity in discussing a former reporter. “He got disillusioned when Rupert Murdoch took over the Journal because there was less room for the kind of long-form investigative journalism he thrived on.”
And now, says the journalist, “they’re guns for hire. They were hired to dig up dirt on donors to Mitt Romney’s campaign, they were hired by Planned Parenthood after a video exposing some of the organization’s controversial practices.”
Besides Russia, Fusion GPS has also worked with other foreign countries, organizing campaigns and creating news that furthers the aims of the people who pay for their services—using the fractured playing field of “news” to extend old-fashioned lobbying efforts in a way that news consumers have been slow to understand.

They just repeat noise at this point

William Martin
William Martin

If that image is true then why hadn't the South Anericans taken over the world?

Ryder Ramirez
Ryder Ramirez

Last post, continuing the last article

Fusion GPS, according to the company’s website, offers “a cross-disciplinary approach with expertise in media, politics, regulation, national security, and global markets.” What does that mean, exactly? “They were hired by a sheikh in the UAE after he was toppled in a coup and waged an information war against his brother,” one well-respected reporter who has had dealings with the company told me. “I believe they seeded the New Yorker story about the Trump Hotel in Azerbaijan with alleged connections to the IRGC. They may have been hired to look into Carlos Slim. It’s amazing how much copy they generate. They’re really effective.”
Yet it is rare to read stories about comms shops like Fusion GPS because traditional news organizations are reluctant to bite the hands that feed them. But they are the news behind the news—well known to every D.C. beat reporter as the sources who set the table and provide the sources for their big “scoops.” The ongoing transformation of foundering, profitless news organizations into dueling proxies for partisan comms operatives is bad news for American readers, and for our democracy. But it is having a particularly outsized effect on reporting in the area of foreign policy, where expert opinion is prized—and easily bought—and most reporters and readers are only shallowly informed.

Evan Cox
Evan Cox

It's happening.

Joseph Brooks
Joseph Brooks

Thanks for the posts.

Samuel White
Samuel White

cnn is counterintelligence arm of the government now

At least you're telling it like it is, finally.

That's a step.

Bentley James
Bentley James

Good thread and thanks for the compilation kiwi. I'm saving this one.

Ian Morales
Ian Morales

Bump

Joshua Reed
Joshua Reed

Damn good rundown.

Isaiah Davis
Isaiah Davis

Thanks kiwi!

Alexander Wood
Alexander Wood

The knowledge that cnn is actually the cia should be more widespread than it currently is. Things make more sense once that is established.

I wish trump would just come out ad say it. The closest he's come to it is agreeing with duterte on the press being "spies"

Elijah Gomez
Elijah Gomez

theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/09/the-new-fbi-agency-everyone-forgot-did-adam-schiff-just-get-caught-in-an-elaborate-counterintelligence-sting/
Jim Jordan gets the big dick congressmen award for that grilling. He is obviously committed to his job.

Leo Hall
Leo Hall

True but doesn't go far enough. "Fusion GPS" itself didn't pay them it's distributing money from its own masters like a modern day DoubleChek

Ryan Cooper
Ryan Cooper

That's also why various leftist journalists are so intent on knowing who CNN's source was...

To hurt CNN or check that it wasn't their source as well.

Kayden Campbell
Kayden Campbell

Two "journalists" found something that is clearly part of an intel network, no visible means of support and creating a middleman at a time when "journalism" is dead and its "clients" are all unprofitable media whores.
Clearly, there is a cover story here.
It looks like a secret war between equally obnoxious intel factions tbqh

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