Russiagate: The Empire Strikes Back

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This page chronicles the Obama Spygate scandal and is updated regularly;
see also Ukrainian collusion and Deep State coup 2.0 for updates; please link back as the story unfolds.
CIA/FBI informant Joseph Mifsud (left) with foreign minister Boris Johnson head of UK intelligence (center) and Prasenjit Kumar (right) two weeks after Trump advisor George Papadopoulos' plea agreement in the Mueller investigation.[1] The entire Trump-Russia conspiracy hoax was hatched by Obama CIA director John Brennan on the false allegation that Mifsud was a Russian spy. Mifsud had been working for Brennan and Jimmy the Weasel Comey all along.[2]

The Muellergate scandal refers to efforts to cover-up Obama-era FBI/DOJ crimes and frame Donald Trump and campaign associates for crimes they did not commit, and later Deep State coup plot that involved members of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as well.

Since President Trump's inauguration, 26 people were fired or otherwise removed from the Department of Justice and FBI in the Obamagate scandal.

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and FBI chief legal counsel James Baker (DOJ) selected most of the special counsel investigators; those two then recommended to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein that he hire Robert Mueller as special counsel lead.

James Comey was fired. The remaining ‘at-risk’ corrupt FBI leadership (McCabe and Baker) selected the “small group”; then Mueller was selected and brought on his additional team members. The entire purpose of the special counsel operation was to cover-up the DOJ/FBI activity during the 2016 presidential election, Trump transition, and early Trump administration.

While DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz completed his review of the FBI mishandling of the Clinton email investigation, Horowitz was prevented from looking at any of the prime suspects in the FISA abuse scandal. As was U.S. Attorney John Huber from prosecuting anyone involved. Mueller's ongoing investigation gave cover to corrupt Obama era officials, citing Mueller's "ongoing investigation." They successfully impeded investigations throughout the 2017-2019 Congressional session.

2009-2014 Vanguardism

Obama (left) appointed Joe Biden (center) to dole out $1 Billion to the Ukraine for which the Biden Family, thru Hunter Biden (right) received more than $50,000 a month in kickbacks.[3]
See : Obamagate timeline 2009-2014

In the Spring of 2017 Chief FISA Court Judge Rosemary Collyer found that the Obama administration had been abusing the NSA FISA 702 database since President Obama's re-election in 2012.

The FISA 702 database consists of US Persons - American citizens residing inside or outside the United States, as well as non-citizens visiting or residing in the United States who are afforded Fourth Amendment protection from unlawful searches. FISA 702 database queries are strictly regulated. US Persons can sometimes be caught up in surveillance activities of foreign agents, terrorists, and criminal gangs while not being the target. Their names are to be masked in reports circulated within the government. The Obama administration targeted thousands of US persons - American citizens mostly - without probable cause for a period of more than four years. Judge Collyer found that these victims unmasked names and personal information (phone contacts, email, texts, banking and any other electronic information) was funneled to outside contractors - internet firms and opposition researchers, likely Crowdstrike, FusionGPS and others. The victims of Obama civil rights abuses were targeted as part of a program of opposition political research. Robert Mueller was the FBI director at the time the massive violation of American citizen's Constitutional rights began.

Obama implemented the very system of an oppressive police state that Obama later argued made Vladimir Putin so evil.

IRS scandal

Main article: IRS scandal
In 2010 Eric Holder asked the IRS to send him the records of 501(c) non profit groups and individuals representing conservative voters. Lois Lerner sent the DOJ 1.1 million pages of 501(c)(4) tax filing data. Including a very specific set of “33 Schedule B attachment files”. The Schedule B's were specific to Large Conservative 501(c)(4) groups operating and organized to oppose the agenda of President Obama. The Schedule B's include the donor lists of specific people and sub-groups attached to the 501(c)(4).
The IRS sent the FBI “21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The transaction occurred in October 2010.

In 2012 Eric Holder authorized the use of government databases to search records of Americans and assemble “files” on potential targets. “The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior.”

In the period of 2012 through April 2016, According to FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer, there were tens of thousands of illegal (“non-compliant”) search queries of the NSA database targeting Americans. The search results were unlawfully “extracted” to unknown entities. Eighty-five out of every hundred searches were illegal (85% non-compliant rate).

Consider purposeful actions, as a political targeting operation, by weaponizing the systems of government. Steps:

Pay day: Bill Clinton in Moscow to pick up a $500,000 bribe for his wife Hillary Clinton's approval of the Russian purchase of an American uranium mining company.
  • First, identify the targets (IRS Database).
  • Second, research the targets (NSA Database).
  • Third assemble files on the targets (DOJ Authorization).
  • Fourth use the files to leverage/destroy your opposition.

Fast and Furious

Main article: Operation Fast and Furious

The Obama administration fired a whistleblower in retaliation for exposing illegal activity. The administration began illegal surveillance, wiretapping, and intimidation of political opponents and journalists, including CBS anchor Sharyl Attkisson, for reporting on Obama administration corruption.

Uranium One

Main article: Uranium One scandal

The Clinton family took $500,000 in personal bribes to transfer 20% of US uranium reserves to Russia. Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller had to approve the deal. Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, and Andrew Weissmann were involved in the cover-up.


Main article: Burisma

Vice President Joe Biden obstructed justice by leveraging a quid pro quo to fire a prosecutor and end an investigation into his son, Hunter Biden. Biden oversaw the disbursement of $1 billion allocated by the U.S. to the new government of Ukraine. In 2014, Biden's son Hunter Biden, was appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, the largest oil and gas company in Ukraine. Hunter Biden was hired by Mykola Zlochevsky, who served as Ukraine's ecology minister in the previous administration. Hunter Biden was paid $166,000 per month. The money was split with the nephew of Whitey Bulger.

Zlochevsky came under investigation by the new administration for alleged embezzlement of $5 billion while ecology minister. The prosecutor traced payments made to Hunter Biden. Vice President Biden threatened the new Ukrainian administration to withhold $1 billion in U.S. allocated funds unless the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden was fired.[4]

Biden bragged about having caused the firing of the Ukraine prosecutor to a CFR conference.

Biden at the Council on Foreign Relations: "‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money'...Well, [SOB], he got fired."[5]

U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden's firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Joe Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine. Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending Ukraine toward insolvency, if it didn't immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin who was investigating his son, Hunter. Biden recounted,

"'You’re not getting the billion'. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money'...Well, [SOB], he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."[6][7]

Yuriy Lutsenko, who replaced Shokin as the prosecutor looking into Burisma, said the evidence in the Burisma case he'd like to present to William Barr, particularly the vice president's intervention.

Between April 2014 and October 2015, more than $3 million was paid out by Burisma to an account linked to Biden's and Devon Archer's Rosemont Seneca firm, according to the financial records placed in a federal court file in Manhattan in another case against Archer. The bank records show that, on most months when Burisma money flowed, two wire transfers of $83,333.33 each were sent to the Rosemont Seneca–connected account on the same day. The same Rosemont Seneca–linked account typically then paid Hunter Biden one or more payments ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Ukrainian prosecutors reviewed internal company documents and wanted to interview Hunter Biden and Archer about why they had received such payments, but couldn't because of Joe Biden's intervention.

On September 4, 2019, former Prosecutor General Victor Shokin made a sworn affidavit outlining Joe Biden's shakedown.[8]

Arab Spring

Main article: Arab Spring

By 2016, Gen. Michael Flynn’s knowledge as DIA director of the factual backstory to the Benghazi massacre, the arming of ISIS,[9] and how the Obama/Clinton team misled everyone was the risk to the Deep state that Flynn represented.[10]

Obama war crimes

Jake Sullivan[11] to Hillary Clinton: "Al Qaeda is on our side."
See also: Obama war crimes

Illegal interventions in Libya, Syria, and the Ukrainian coup.

Obama authorizes covert aid to al Qaeda

  • 31 March 2012. Reuters reports "President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi...Obama signed the order, known as a presidential "finding", within the last two or three weeks"[12] Responsibility to carry out the aid is given to the State Dept. (Clinton) and CIA (Brennan); Pentagon (DIA and Gen. Michael Flynn are out of the loop).
  • Another Reuters article notes Obama had CIA personal on the ground before signing the finding, and Adm. Mike Mullen figured there were only about 1,000 rebels in number.[13]

Flynn memo on Islamic State

  • 1 August 2012. Reuters reports Obama issued a secret Presidential Finding earlier in the year authorising transfer of captured weapons from Libya to Syria.[14]
under provisions of the presidential finding, the United States was collaborating with a secret command center operated by Turkey and its allies.

Last week, Reuters reported that, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Turkey had established a secret base near the Syrian border to help direct vital military and communications support to Assad’s opponents.

This “nerve center” is in Adana, a city in southern Turkey about 60 miles (100 km) from the Syrian border, which is also home to Incirlik, a U.S. air base where U.S. military and intelligence agencies maintain a substantial presence.

Turkey’s moderate Islamist government has been demanding Assad’s departure with growing vehemence. Turkish authorities are said by current and former U.S. government officials to be increasingly involved in providing Syrian rebels with training and possibly equipment.

European government sources said wealthy families in Saudi Arabia and Qatar were providing significant financing to the rebels. Senior officials of the Saudi and Qatari governments have publicly called for Assad’s departure.
  • Amb. Christopher Stevens put in charge of the covert operation. The aim is to arm jihadist groups which transformed themselves into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to overthrow Bashar al Assad.
DIA director Gen. Michael Flynn exposed the Obama, Clinton, and Brennan secret covert aid to the Islamic State to the Pentagon and other members of the intelligence community,[15] was fired, went to work for the Trump campaign, and became the target and victim of a vendetta.






  • Gen. Michael T. Flynn had been Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for about three weeks. Flynn opposed the creation of the Islamic State. After it was declared in June 2014, Flynn was fired.

2015 Progressive police state

Coup operatives Sally Yates (left) and Andrew Weissmann (right).
See : Obamagate timeline 2015 Progressive police state

The origins of intelligence lures, FBI provocateurs or Spygate. Sally Yates terminates independent Inspector General oversight of the DOJ-National Security Division. Nellie Ohr hired as an FBI contractor to begin illegal FISA 702 surveillance on Michael Cohen and others. Papadopoulos set up.

Comey gives immunity to Clinton cronies who destroyed evidence under Congressional subpoena.

Clinton email scandal

Main article: Hillary Clinton email scandal
  • 25 March 2015. According to the FBI, employees at Platte River Networks, which managed Clinton's server after it was removed from her basement, “held a conference call with President Clinton’s staff.” The FBI reports that a PRN staffer “sometime between March 25–31, 2015 deleted the Clinton archive mailbox from the PRN server” with BleachBit.[20]
  • 16 May 2016. Comey spends morning at White House; "extreme carelessness" replaces "gross negligence" by afternoon. FBI Dir. James Comey meets with President Obama in the White House;[21] by afternoon Comey's revised draft memo is circulating among FBI leadership, Comey, Andrew McCabe, Bill Priestap, Peter Strzok, James Rybicki, Johnathan Moffa, James Baker, Trisha Anderson, David Bowdich and several other redacted names.[22][23]

FBI scandal (Spygate)

Main article: FBI scandal

The entire top leadership of the Obama FBI faces criminal indictment by U.S. Attorney John Durham for their roles in political spying, tampering with American democracy in the 2016 presidential election, and attempt to overthrow the President of the United States.

December 2015 - April 2016

Sundance of the summarizes: The first phase leading into ‘Spygate’ is the period of time where opposition research of the Republican candidate field was taking place. It is in this period where Fusion-GPS hired CIA Open Source researcher Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ-NSD official Bruce Ohr, to do research.
In the background of this time period the FBI and NSA database was being exploited by unknown FBI contractors; it is highly suspected that Nellie Ohr and/or Fusion-GPS was one of those contracted agencies with access to the massive electronic and metadata files.

Nellie Ohr performed illegal FISA 702 searches on Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump,[24] and Michael Cohen.[25]

2016 Election year

See : Obamagate timeline 2016 Election year

April 18 - July 31, 2016

Sundance of the summarizes: At the same time as NSA Director Mike Rogers discovered a significant and unauthorized uptick in FISA-702(16)(17) database queries, and subsequently blocked access (April 18th, 2016), candidate Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee for the presidential race.
It was within this period where Fusion-GPS was commissioned by Hillary Clinton to focus exclusively on candidate Trump. Fusion held the prior search findings, and Fusion contracted Christopher Steele who later contacted the FBI through official channels. On July 31st, 2016, FBI counterintelligence operation Crossfire Hurricane became official.
An official investigation targeting the campaign of Donald Trump now held a legal, albeit sketchy and politically motivated, justification. Under the auspices of investigating Russian involvement with George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Paul Manafort and General Michael Flynn, the FBI was now conducting full-blown surveillance on the political campaign of Donald Trump. Crossfire Hurricane was the legal cover; ‘Spygate’ begins.

  • 18 April. FBI contractor (FusionGPS) access cutoff from FISA database. As a result of NSA Dir. Mike Rogers compliance review of FISA abuse queries by contractors authorized by Obama DOJ & FBI conspirators, contractor access to ongoing FISA intelligence was cut off.[26][27]
  • 25 April. FISA lawyers meet at White House. Two White House meetings between FBI Counsel James Baker, Trisha B Anderson (FBI), Tashina Gauhar ( DOJ), John T Lynch (DOJ), John (Brad) Wiegmann (DOJ), Alan Rozenshtein (DOJ), Norman (Christopher) Hardee (DOJ), and Iris Lan (DOJ). DOJ attorneys Guahar, Hardee, Wiegmann are FISA attorneys.[29][30][31][32]

August 1 - October 21 2016

Crossfire Hurricane
With the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence operation in full swing, the Obama intelligence community, the CIA, was conducting facilitating operations throughout. In August 2016 CIA Director John Brennan brought the covert intelligence congressional oversight team known as the Gang-of-Eight into the picture.
The CIA angle was explained by Director John Brennan under the open auspices of the CIA operation looking at possible Russian interference with the election. However, Brennan's activity was more importantly, and intentionally, a supplement to the FBI activity. Brennan provided FBI Director James Comey with the two-page “EC” or electronic communication document that initiated Crossfire Hurricane in July.
Brennan's role is critical. Brennan kicked-off Crossfire Hurricane; Brennan's intelligence product was included in President Obama's daily briefing (PDB); and specifically by design, very importantly, Brennan was the ONLY intelligence official briefing congress:

Brennan Testimony: “Third, through the so-called Gang-of-Eight process we kept congress apprised of these issues as we identified them.”
“Again, in consultation with the White House, I PERSONALLY briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in the election to congressional leadership; specifically: Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr; and to representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11th August and 6th September [2016], I provided the same briefing to each of the gang of eight members.”
“Given the highly sensitive nature of what was an active counter-intelligence case [that means the FBI], involving an ongoing Russian effort, to interfere in our presidential election, the full details of what we knew at the time were shared only with those members of congress; each of whom was accompanied by one senior staff member.”…

During this time-frame [Aug, Sept, Oct ’16]: •Chris Steele was funneling the results of his collaborative work with Nellie Ohr into the FBI; •the FBI was conducting full surveillance upon the Trump campaign (CH/Spygate); •and Brennan was seeding the legal background, a plausible justification of sorts which might be needed later, with carefully worded briefings to the Gang-of-Eight.
Critical to note – the Go8 was not being briefed on Crossfire Hurricane/Spygate, which was the FBI operation to conduct internal political surveillance of the Trump campaign. The Go8 only knew what Brennan was informing them. Those Brennan briefings were more of a disingenuous overview of generalized Russian interference. James Comey never briefed the Go8 on his FBI operation. [In March 2017 Comey would tell congress his decision not to inform them was due to “the sensitivity of the matter”.]

Toward the end of October things took on a new sense of urgency. All of the aggregate intelligence exploitation, FISA-702 database extraction, and ongoing campaign surveillance being conducted was seriously fraught with legal peril. On October 21st, 2016, the FBI urgently applied for, and received, a FISA Title One surveillance warrant against U.S. person Carter Page.

That FISC approved warrant made all of the prior FBI surveillance on the Trump campaign completely legal. In essence the FISA court approved all prior FBI conduct. Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer approved the warrant. Sally Yates and James Comey were the application signatories.

A Title-One FISA warrant authorizes any and all surveillance methods; and establishes legal authority for retroactive review of all files and records associated with Carter Page; and anyone he comes into contact with; and anyone those contacts come into contact with.

In essence Title-One authority permits all electronic and physical surveillance, wiretaps, phone and electronic records, database extraction etc. The warrant is retroactive. All of the previous actions against the Trump campaign were now authorized and legal. A Title-One FISA Court warrant is the highest level of surveillance authority any court can grant.

FISA abuse

Main article: FISA abuse

October 21, 2016 - January 20, 2017

Carter Page FISA warrant
The FBI received their FISC surveillance authority two weeks before the November 8th presidential election.

If Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election all of this would disappear; none of this would ever surface; and the entire operation would just evaporate into the ether of invisible DC history. But Hillary didn't win. She lost. Now, all downstream official action takes an entirely more urgent and important shift.

Shortly after Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer authorized the FISA warrant, NSA Director Mike Rogers went to the FISC and informed the same judge of the FISA-702(16)(17) abuses that took place in the 2016 presidential election cycle.

Judge Collyer issues an explosive opinion lambasting the FBI for their allowed abuse of the system. The DOJ head of the National Security Division, John Carlin, resigned from his position.

Trump transition

Main article: Trump transition

Adm. Rogers warns Trump

Adm. Mike Rogers, the lone dissenter in Brennan's fictitious Intelligence Community Assessment who alerted the court to FISA abuse and warned President-elect Trump on Obama's illegal wiretapping.

Ten days after the election NSA Director Mike Rogers also travelled to Trump Tower without informing his boss ODNI James Clapper.

There has been a great deal of speculation as to what Rogers told President-elect Trump during that meeting. It's likely Director Rogers informed Trump about some of what he knew surrounding the unauthorized surveillance activity and FISA(702) exploitation. However, intelligence is highly compartmented; it's also virtually guaranteed Rogers had no idea what the FBI did, or was doing, with the material and the larger ‘Spygate’ operation.

After Hillary lost the election, CIA Director John Brennan and ODNI James Clapper quickly put together an Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) about Russian interference in the 2016 election. When the report was pushed into the media bloodstream NSA Director Mike Rogers did not hold the same level of confidence in the assessment.

[…] A source close to the House investigation said Brennan himself selected the CIA and FBI analysts who worked on the ICA, and that they included former FBI counterespionage chief Peter Strzok.
“Strzok was the intermediary between Brennan and [former FBI Director James] Comey, and he was one of the authors of the ICA,” according to the source.[33]

Again, it is super important to remember congressional oversight has no idea about the FBI operation (CH/Spygate) during the election. Congressional oversight, the ‘Gang-of-Eight’, only knows what John Brennan has briefed them about; there have been no Go8 briefings by FBI Director James Comey.

After the 2016 election the Go8 members also changed. Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her SSCI Vice-Chair position to Senator Mark Warner, and with the retirement of Harry Reid, Senator Chuck Schumer now became minority leader.

2017 Soft coup

See : Russiagate timeline 2017 Soft coup

In early 2017 the FBI was evaluating the extent to which Chris Steele was willing to remain on public record to support a false framework about the Steele dossier. This is the same time-frame where Fusion is being paid by Dan Jones to facilitate the calls for a special counsel. Fusion drives that narrative with structured leaks to media.

Christopher Steele’s support was a key issue; if Chris Steele suddenly walked away from the dossier, and/or admitted publicly the dossier was political opposition research primarily from Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr, the FBI would have a big problem on its hands, and they needed to evaluate the position of Steele. Steele could be a risk if he was not supporting the team playbook. That’s the driving purpose behind all of this 2017 “re-engagement” with Steele through Bruce Ohr.

The small group in the DOJ and FBI planned to continue, pass-off and modify the Trump investigation by shifting it to a special counsel. The centerpiece of that investigation would be using the dossier as justification for a need to investigate Trump as a Russian risk. The DOJ/FBI small group needed Glenn Simpson and Chris Steele to stand by the false narrative all the players had assembled over the prior year.

The wildcard to retain the false story was Chris Steele… Steele was an outside participant, albeit aligned with the ideology and the purpose. Evaluating Steele’s willful participation in keeping the narrative as assembled was the reason for their urgent talks; however, the “small group” couldn’t run the risk of direct talks in the same way that Sen. Mark Warner couldn’t risk of a paper trail.

Additionally, in support of the 2017 use of Chris Steele to frame the Russia narrative, the CIA, FBI, ODNI and intelligence community simultaneously pushed the December 2016 Joint Analysis Report (JAR) and the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA), as evidence to support their Russia narrative.

Rice notes on Oval Office meeting

On January 5, 2017, President Obama held an Oval Office meeting with VP Joe Biden, James Comey (FBI), Michael Rogers (NSA), John Brennan (CIA), James Clapper (ODNI), Sally Yates (DOJ) and Susan Rice. At the conclusion of the briefing, President Obama asks Sally Yates and James Comey to remain. Together with Susan Rice, this is where the “by the book” comment comes into play. As recounted by Rice:

“President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”

The background context here is important. The outgoing Obama white house team knows what has taken place throughout. Obama's PDB's (Presidential Daily Briefing) have included information about the Trump campaign officials who were under active surveillance. As the Trump transition team enters into office the FBI surveillance is still ongoing. The counterintelligence operation against the incoming administration, and every participating member, remains in full swing.

The day after Obama's oval office meeting, when President-elect Trump is briefed on the Steele Dossier, ODNI James Clapper and FBI Director James Comey cannot brief the target within their investigation on the granular material they used to gain the FISA warrant against the candidate who is now the President-elect.

Their target was Trump.

Trump is now the President-elect.

That's why Comey only briefed Trump on the salacious material... the ‘pee tapes’ and ‘Russian hookers’ nonsense was not part of the FISA application. The material that was part of the FISA application; the material that outlined candidate Trump as a target; was not shared with the President-elect because it would have amounted to Trump discovering the factual origin of an ongoing counterintelligence operation against him.

Simultaneous to this transition taking place, all the Trump officials within his team were still under an active FISA Title-One surveillance warrant. This surveillance also included the capture of all of their transition email accounts, the content was later given -without transition team approval- to Robert Mueller by the GAO. The legal authority for that controversial event was inside the FISA Title-One surveillance warrant.

The FISA warrant was reauthorized on January 12th, 2017, about a week before the inauguration of Trump with DAG Sally Yates and James Comey again approving.

Deep State coup

Main article: Deep State coup 1.0

January 20, 2017 - April 18, 2019

Here's where the current background of multiple issues and questions begins to make sense.

Remember, as the Trump administration takes office, congressional oversight (Go8) still has no idea what is taking place within the ongoing counterintelligence operation against President Trump and all those around him. Crossfire Hurricane, aka ‘Spygate’, is mostly invisible in the background.

The need to put factual teeth behind a fraudulently created investigative predicate means the FBI needs to start getting serious about the investigative targets. Thus in January, for the first time since CH/Spygate began, the FBI reaches out to question George Papadopoulos. Additionally, on January 24th, 2017, investigators question another origination target, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Evidence of CH/Spygate surfaces in the actions against appointed National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos; however, despite President Trump and FBI Director James Comey twice being together (January 27th and Feb 14th), only the small group within the FBI and DOJ-NSD are aware of the operation as incoming Trump intelligence officials replace outgoing Obama intelligence officials.

At the same time Comey was personally scrutinizing the president during meetings in the White House and phone conversations from the FBI, he had an agent inside the White House working on the Russia investigation, where he reported back to FBI headquarters about Trump and his aides. Comey carved out an extraordinary new position for the agent, Anthony Ferrante,[34] who specialized in cyber crime, which allowed him to remain on reserve status at the FBI while working in the White House as a cybersecurity adviser. Ferrante left the White House around the same time Comey was fired and joined a security consulting firm, where he contracted with BuzzFeed to lead the news site’s efforts to verify the Steele dossier, in connection with a defamation lawsuit.[35]

SSIC leaks Carter Page FISA application

FBI Washington Field Office Special Agent Brian Dugan was given a task in early 2017 to see if he could track down and identify people who were leaking information related to national security. Dugan used a Top-Secret Classified Information request by SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner to begin a very specific leak investigation.

On March 17, 2017, Brian Dugan picked-up a copy of the Carter Page FISA application from the FISA Court. He personally delivered that “read and return” copy to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Security Director James Wolfe. Shortly after 4:02 pm that same day, Vice-Chairman Mark Warner reviewed the FISA in the senate “SCIF”.

It is not known if any other SSCI committee member viewed that FISA (there is a great deal of circumstantial evidence to indicate only Wolfe and Warner saw it); however, what is factually certain – is that on the same day as Wolfe and Warner reviewed the FISA, Security Director James Wolfe leaked it to journalist Ali Watkins.

Both the New York Times and Washington Post began reporting on the FISA application.

As soon as Ms. Watkins wrote an article for Buzzfeed, April 3, 2017, outlining Carter Page as “person one” in the application, Dugan knew the FISA had been leaked.

Dugan charged in the Wolfe indictment how the leak took place. The original FISA application is 83 pages with two mostly blank pages. Wolfe sent Ali Watkins 82 text messages (pictures), and later that evening had a lengthy phone call about it. Dugan put Wolfe under physical surveillance for several months as he gathered more information.

Dugan obtained enough evidence surrounding Watkins participation to gain a search warrant for her email, electronic communication and phone records. At the same time Dugan obtained the text messages between Chris Steele’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, and Vice-Chairman Mark Warner. The dates of both captures are very similar.

After more investigative paths were followed; and after more surveillance was conducted; eventually Wolfe was confronted. He lied three times over two dates until eventually Dugan put the direct evidence in front of him, and on December 15, 2017, Wolfe admitted to the leak. He was fired from the SSCI.

Sometime around mid-January 2018 Dugan wrapped up his investigation. However, because the Mueller team held investigative authority over everything Trump-Russia, which included the FISA application, Dugan’s entire investigative file had to transfer over to the Mueller team for review before going to the DC U.S. Attorney for a grand jury.

Dugan’s delivery of the investigative file to Main Justice (mid January ’18) was the first time the Mueller team knew of the totality of the investigation, and the issues with a trail of evidence going back to a serious SSCI compromise. The Mueller team took the Dugan file apart and began providing cover for their political allies. That’s why the Mark Warner text messages were released on February 9, 2018.

The Wolfe leak was toxic to the purpose of the Mueller team . There were also serious issues with an intelligence compromise, a national security compromise, an SSCI compromise, a gang-of-eight compromise, and a compromise between the legislative and executive branches of government. The Mueller team was in damage control mode.

Despite recommendations and normal procedures, “Top FBI leadership”, including FBI Director Chris Wray, made decisions not to do a national security damage assessment based on the identified intelligence compromises. The ramifications were rather stark. Everyone was in cover-up mode.

The transfer of the investigative file into Main Justice is how the Mueller team gained custody of the exact March 17, 2017, version of the FISA application which they released on July 21, 2018. Additionally, only nine days earlier, July 12, 2018, the Mueller team lied to the FISA court the Carter Page FISA application was adequately predicated.

When the Brian Dugan investigative file was returned, the evidence of the Wolfe leak was scrubbed. Wolfe was only charged with lying three times to investigators. Absent the indictment for the leak Wolfe’s lawyers knew they had leverage; they threatened to subpoena the SSCI senators (it is likely only Warner was a participant in the March 17th FISA review – so the real target of that threat was Senator Mark Warner). The Wall Street Journal reported that attorneys for the Director of Security of the Senate Intelligence Committee, James Wolfe, sent letters to all 15 senators on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, notifying them that their testimony may be sought as part of Wolfe's defense. Wolfe's apparent defense was that he was acting on the instructions of his superiors when he leaked the Carter Page FISA application to reporter Ali Watkins in March 2017.[36]

After the threat DC U.S. Attorney’ Office, Jessie Liu, agreed to a plea deal with Wolfe. They dropped the three counts of lying to federal investigators down to one count while simultaneously the mainstream media ignored the story.

On December 14, 2018, WFO Special Agent Brian Dugan filed an attachment, Government Exhibit 13, to the final sentencing recommendation – and in that two page sworn statement, under penalty of perjury, SSA Brian Dugan attested to Wolfe leaking the FISA application for the final time.

The media ignored it. The cover-up was complete.

All of the direct evidence of this series of events is included in a series of public documents released over a period of about twelve months. Because the documents were released out of sequence and seemingly disconnected no-one caught on to the backstory.

This evidence was directly provided to special investigator William Aldenberg.[37]

2018 Reckoning

Prime movers in the Deep State coup. Comey (first left) funneled raw FISA data to FusionGPS to make it appear the FBI's illegal surveillance of the Trump campaign came from outside the government;[38] Brennan (second left) collected the bogus Clinton-Steele dossier from British intelligence sources as part of a supposed routine "intelligence sharing" agreement;[39] Clapper (third from left) rubber stamped the operation, lied to Trump about the scheme and facilitated leaks to the press to impugn Trump.[40] Adm. Rogers (end right), the lone hero of the group, detected the Obama FBI's abuse of the NSA's FISA computer system and personally reported the illegal activity to the FISA court.[41]
See: Russiagate timeline 2018

The Russiagate timeline chronicles Obama administration appointees and holdovers, in collusion with the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC, efforts to prevent the election of Donald J. Trump and, after he was elected, remove him from office. The Obama FBI Counterintelligence Division and DOJ National Security Division conducted an illegal counterintelligence operation against domestic political opponents. Chris Blackburn said:

"For those that still believe we are living in democratic, free and open societies it is sadly starting to look like fantasy. Democracies flourish when the checks and balances in the system are robust. We need them to work now more than ever.”

Elizabeth Vos observed:

"In the Trump-Russia and Russian hacking narratives, American and UK intelligence agencies appear to have recklessly and deceptively acted in the interest of a single political candidate, Hillary Clinton. This singularity of purpose speaks to the insecurity and magnitude of the unelected Western power structure, equaled by the scale of lies propping up the Trump-Russia and Russian hacking narratives."

2019 The Empire Strikes Back

The immediate impetus for the appointment of Robert Mueller after the firing of James Comey was to cover up FBI actions, or rather, lack of actions when Comey and Andrew McCabe were notified (September 28, 2016) of the existence of the Weiner laptop in the closing days of the 2016 election. The FBI leadership was pre-occupied with several other matters - notably hoaxing the FISA court to get retroactive approval for the FBI's illegal domestic surveillance of Carter Page and the Trump campaign. This, along with managing illegal leaks coming from Christopher Steele, Lisa Page, Mike Kortan, and Andrew McCabe. The Weiner laptop was never examined until after the election. FBI personnel in the New York office who seized the laptop, feared being the designated fallguys for a botched investigation, forced James Comey to go public who then made the false statement that the laptop had been examined. All this was predicated on an assumption that Hillary Clinton would win.

When Trump won, and Comey was fired, McCabe then was entrusted to keeping a lid on the wrongdoing and away from Congressional investigators. Rosenstein, a Trump appointee, was mainly concerned about the reputation and integrity of the Department of Justice. Mueller, who colluded with Hillary Clinton in the Uranium One scandal and with Oleg Deripaska in the past, was the perfect choice to lead a new investigation. Mueller, Rosentein, Andrew Weissmann, McCabe and Peter Strzok had all been involved in covering up old Clinton scandals. Others, such as James Baker (DOJ), Sally Yates, John Carlin, John Brennan, DNI boss James Clapper, Mary McCord (DOJ), Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and more top-level intelligence community personnel all were involved.

The fact of the existence of the Mueller probe kept Congressional Committees from subpoenaing and examining documents into the 2016 election, and stalling at least until the 2018 Midterm elections.

January 2019

Biden family text with Hunter telling his daughter Naomi that "Pop" received 50% of the Burisma kickbacks.[42]
Documents show payments from Burisma to Hunter Biden.[43][44][45][46]
  • 3 January. In a text message from Hunter Biden to his daughter Naomi, Hunter said that "Pop" takes 50% of his salary.[47][48]
  • 8 January. Max Blumenthal: New Documents Reveal a Covert British Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Meddling In American Politics.[49]
  • 15 January. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows write to US Attorney John Dunham regarding criminal leak investigation of Jim Baker (DOJ).[50]
  • 21 January. Disobedient Media: Death Of Russiagate: Mueller Team Tied To Mifsud's Network.[51]
  • 23 January. Mueller office illegally leaks Roger Stone indictment, written by Andrew Weissmann, to CNN. The illegal leak is a bigger crime that carries a heavier penalty than what Stone was charged with. 29 heavily armed agents, including frogmen and armored vehicles, were sent to Stone's home to make the arrest.[52]

February 2019

Glenn Simpson (right) colluded with Adam Schiff (left). Simpson was hired by Hillary Clinton and behind the Steele dossier; Schiff was Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee investigating Simpson.
  • Yakov Applebaum: Who Done It?[59]

March 2019

  • 1 March. Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows ask William Barr for any information on Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad's contacts with Bruce Ohr in 2016 prior to the November election.[68] Ohr testified he relayed the tainted dossier from Christopher Steele to Weissman and Ahmad. Weissmann and Ahmad were appointed to the Muller team in May 2017, a possible violation of DOJ regulations and indication of political bias. Did Weissmann and Ahmad disclose to Mueller that they were in on the Russia collusion hoax and DOJ misconduct prior to accepting appointment to the Mueller team?[69][70]
  • 5 Mueller. Ms. Jessie Liu nominated to be the Associate Attorney General,[71] the DOJ's No. 3 spot replacing Rachel Brand. Liu was assigned the criminal referral of Andrew McCabe (April 19, 2018) and was in charge of the impaneled grand jury (Approx. July 2018). Liu also was a decision-maker in the arrest of Senate Intelligence Committee Security Dir. James Wolfe: grand jury (May 3rd 2018); James Wolfe indictment (June 7th 2018), non-prosecution, plea deal, and eventual sentence (December 20th 2018).

  • FBI Agent Bill Evanina, an Obama administration holdover and head of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, a DNI unit, nomination placed on hold by Sen. Chuck Grassley. DNI and DOJ is still stonewalling Grassley requests for briefings and documents related to 2016 election controversies.[72]
  • 7 March. David Harsanyi: The Democratic Party Has Normalized Anti-Semitism.[73]
  • Nellie Ohr sent reams of open-source intelligence to her husband, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, and on some occasions to at least three DOJ prosecutors: Lisa Holtyn, Ivana Nizich and Joseph Wheatley.
  • Nellie Ohr testified to Congress that she did not share her Fusion GPS research with anyone except her husband Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele.
  • 8 March. Rep. Doug Collins inserts full unredacted Bruce Ohr testimony in the Congressional Record.[74]
  • 9 March. Three weeks in advance of Ukraine's March 31, 2019 presidential election, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine in Kiev Marie Yovanovitch called for Ukraine’s special anti corruption prosecutor to be removed.[75] Yovanovitvh's comments were regarded in Ukrainian media as a violation of international diplomatic convention and protocols of the duty of foreign diplomats to refrain from interfering in a host country's internal affairs, particularly in advance of an election.
  • the U.S. embassy in Kiev had earlier pressured the Ukraine prosecutors in 2016 to drop or avoid pursuing several cases, including one involving the Soros-backed AntiCorruption Action Centre (AntAc) and two cases involving Ukraine officials who criticized Donald Trump and his campaign manager Paul Manafort.
  • Kiev embassy official George Kent wrote a letter proving Yovanovitch's meddling in Ukrainian internal affairs did indeed happen.[76] State Department officials authenticated the letter. George Kent acknowledged in this Congressional testimony he signed that letter.
  • David Archey, supervisor of all FBI personnel in the Mueller probe, re-assigned as head of the Richmond, VA, FBI field office.
  • 10 March. Mueller eyeing $10 million book deal.[77]
  • 12 March. Doug Collins releases two days of Lisa Page testimony with few redactions.[78]
  • Washington Post reports:
senior bureau officials were also expressing anti-Clinton animus — but that neither affected how agents working those cases carried out their jobs. “Many of us in law enforcement dislike the subject of our investigations. We are not keen on pedophiles and fraudsters and spies and human traffickers,” Page said.[79]
  • 13 March. Michael Flynn cooperation agreement with Mueller office terminated.[80]
  • Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) open letter to William Barr asking him not to allow Mueller Report to perpetuate false narrative of DNC hacking by Russians.[81]
  • 1MDB scandal. StatusCoup: Does Kamala Harris Fundraiser Co-Host Have Connection to Global Money-Laundering Scandal?[82]
  • 14 March. Andrew Weissmann forced out at Justice Department.[83]
  • 15 March. Peter Schweizer: Inside the shady private equity firm run by Kerry and Biden's kids.[86]
  • 17 March. William Craddick tweets, "Russiagate was designed in part to help the UK counter Russian influence by baiting the United States into taking a hard line against them.[87]
  • 18 March. John McCain role in Deep state coup unsealed.[88][89]
  • 19 March. Papadopoulos: Mueller investigated Israel ties, not Russian ones.[92]
  • Christopher Steele took posts from random users on CNN I-Report page, put them in the dossier, and passed it to the FBI.[93]
  • 20 March. John Solomon: Top Ukrainian justice official says US ambassador gave him a do not prosecute list.[94]
  • Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows send a letter to Attorney General William Barr wanting to know what is the status of the criminal referral for fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.[95]
  • Jewish News Syndicate: Anti-Semitism has a history in the Democratic Party.[96]
  • 22 March. Bill Barr notifies Congress that Mueller probe is complete. No Russia collusion indictments.
  • New Strzok/Lisa Page texts released reflecting concerns from the DOJ over “possible bias of the chs [confidential human source]," likely referring to Christopher Steele. Lisa Page noted that “This might take a high-level push.”[97]
  • Brian Whitaker: The Joseph Mifsud archive.[98]
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) says DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz was looking into the origins of collusion, along with probable cause used by the FBI to initiate their investigation, in addition to his investigation into FISA abuse. Ratcliffe also noted that John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, has “been dispatched to look into the criminal aspects” that might be associated with Horowitz’s work.[100]
  • Rudy Giuliani calls for investigation of investigators.[101]
  • President Trump cites "treasonous acts" in the Obama/Clinton/DNC Russia collusion hoax.[102]
  • 26 March. CIA, MI6 have been helping Ukraine's SBU spy agency in planning its covert operations - ex-officer.[103]
  • Former SBU officer dishes the dirt on Ukraine.[104]
  • 27 March. John Brennan insisted the Clinton/Steel dossier be included in the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment.[105] Brennan further perjured himself in sworn testimony to Congress saying it wasn't. Brennan briefed Democrat Leader Harry Reid on the Clinton/Steele dossier in August 2016 to urge an FBI investigation of Trump, and lied saying he did not hear about thClinton/Steele dossier until December 2016, after the election.[106]
  • Brennan backpeddles.[107]
  • 28 March. Jessie Liu withdraws from consideration of Associate Attorney General, the DOJ No. 3 slot.
  • John Brennan faces criminal referral in Trump-Russia scam and coup plot.[108]
  • Calls for Adam Schiff to resign from HPSCI.[109]
  • Barack Obama's role in Russia collusion hoax questioned.[110] It is unlikely John Brennan violated the law on his own.
  • Bloomberg reported that the Swedish bank Swedbank “may now be facing substantial fines for money laundering that could put pressure on its capital buffers.” The story was notable as it tied into existing investigations in Danske Bank’s Estonia money-laundering case, which originated with the release of the Panama Papers.[111][112]

April 2019

Ukrainian collusion with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election runs as a common thread throughout the April 2019 release of the Mueller Report.[114]

  • 2 April. Law and Biden Reportedly ‘Bragged’ About the Firing of a Prosecutor Who Was Investigating His Son’s Firm.[115]
  • 3 April. Peter Schweizer: Joe Biden 'Steered $1.8 Billion' to Ukraine While His Son Got Sweetheart Deal From Their Government.[116]
  • 4 April. Stefan Halper attempted to smear Gen. Michael Flynn as consorting with a Russian agent in February 2014 when Flynn was Obama's DIA director.
  • Svetlana Lokhova, a dual Russian and British citizen, said “What Halper staged is a textbook ‘black-op’ to dirty up the reputation of a political opponent. He needed an innocuous social event to place Flynn in a room with a woman who was ethnically Russian. I was unlucky he picked me."[117]
  • 5 April. Patrick Byrne's first meeting with the FBI in the Maria Butina case.
  • 7 April. The Hill published an article, entitled, Ukrainian to US prosecutors: Why don’t you want our evidence on Democrats?, which included an interview with Kostiantyn Kulyk, deputy head of the Prosecutor General's International Legal Cooperation Department in Ukraine. The article touched on numerous aspects of Ukrainian-Democrat ties in the 2016 presidential election and also highlighted Joe Biden's role.
  • Giuliani says "I want the Ukraine investigated. Because I think, in the Ukraine, we’re going to find a lot of answers for how the Steele dossier was put together, how the Manafort case was revived…how many Ukrainians were involved and was the embassy in the Ukraine involved in helping to develop some of this evidence? That’s all very, very important to pointing out where this started. This was a frame-up. An old-fashioned frame-up.”
  • Rep. Mark Meadows says “Overwhelming evidence shows multiple FBI and DOJ executives abused their power to undermine a duly elected President Trump. They will be held accountable.”
  • Attkisson v. DOJ and FBI for the Government Computer Intrusions: The Definitive Summary.[118]
  • 8 April. David Archey, FBI lead investigator in the Mueller probe, reveals to Obama Judge James E. Boasberg the existence of more Comey memos. Comey documented meetings and conversations, and also notes of the sources and methods associated with the Trump investigation.[119]
  • 9 April. Barr tells Congress he is looking into the FBI's actions in Spygate.[120]
  • Rep. Ted Lieu played a fake news clip of Candace Owens in a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Owens provided proper context in a strongly worded response that left Lieu visibly shaken. The video would go viral as one of C-SPAN's the most watched clips with 7.4 million views.[121]
  • 10 April. Barr says spying on Trump did occur.
  • President Trump blasted former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe as dirty cops, saying, “This was an attempted coup. This was an attempted takedown of a president," and “what they did was treason.”
  • 11 April. Julian Assange removed from the Ecuador embassy in London. Assange faces a single charge of allegedly helping Chelsea Manning, who was pardoned by Obama, of hacking.[122] Under the “Doctrine of Specialty” provisions of the US-UK extradition treaty, no further charges can be added after extradition.[123] If the charges are dropped, Assange will be free tell where he received DNC and John Podesta emails from.
  • Obama White General Counsel Greg Craig indicted. for “making false statements and concealing material information about his activities on behalf of Ukraine.”[124] The indictment stated that “The purpose of the scheme was for CRAIG to avoid registration as an agent of Ukraine. Registration would require disclosure of the fact that” an unnamed Ukrainian “had paid CRAIG and the Law Firm more than $4 million[.]” The indictment makes repeated mention of an unnamed “American lobbyist,” whom Ukraine had employed to “improve Ukraine’s international public image.” The lobbyist being referenced is likely Paul Manafort. Craig said in a video statement on April 15, that Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, a major donor to the Clinton Foundation, “helped fund” a 2012 report.[125]
  • Nunes makes criminal referrals to the Attorney General.[126]
  • 12 April. Giuliani says "Assange could expose a plot involving Ukraine to falsely accuse Trump of colluding with Russia." Guiliani was referring to "Assange exposing the origins of the federal investigation of possible Trump collusion with Russia and was not raising the possibility of Assange disproving that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta.”[127]
  • Epoch Times: Ties to Ukrainian National a Unifying Theme in Early Attacks on Trump.[128]
  • 15 April. Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: The FBI needs a grand jury, Only the threat of indictment will get Bill Barr to the truth.[129]
  • 16 April. Democrat House Judiciary Committee chairman Elijah Cummings and Democrat House Financial Services chairwoman Maxine Waters have signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to exchange information in violation of House Rules. Both committees have issued subpoenas to investigate Trump in their respective areas of oversight. Under House Rules, a committee chair cannot enter into a memorandum of understanding with other committee chairs without a vote of the Committee and consultation with the ranking member.[131]
  • Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) calls out the “central-but-unproven allegation” of Russia hacking the DNC, criticizes Mueller for relying on “a discredited, DNC-hired firm named CrowdStrike, whose credibility is on a par with ‘pee-tape dossier’ compiler Christopher Steele”.[132]
  • Poll: 58% say it's likely Obama or his top aids knew the FBI spied on the Trump campaign.[133]
  • 17 April. Devin Nune Mueller team obstructed Congressional investigation; stalled any effort to expose the unlawful aspects of “SpyGate’ and the fraudulent foundation behind the Carter Page FISA application; and undermined any adverse discoveries in the leak investigations (James Wolfe) writ large.[134]
  • Matt Taibbi: James Comey, the Would-Be J. Edgar Hoover.[135]
Mueller with Putin puppet Viktor Yanukovych. Mueller later indicted Paul Manafort for unpaid taxes on income Manafort and Bernie Sanders campaign chairman received while employed by Yanukovych.
  • 18 April. Mueller Report released.[136] Mueller claimed Russian interference in 2016 election spent “approximately $100,000” on Facebook ads, hired someone to walk around New York City “dressed up as Santa Claus with a Trump mask,” and got “dozens of tweets, posts, and other political content.”[137][138]
  • Mueller’s finding that Michael Cohen did not travel to Prague to conspire with Russians.
  • No evidence that Carter Page conspired with Russians.
  • No mention of Paul Manafort visiting Julian Assange in London.
  • No mention of secret communications between a Trump Tower computer server and Russia’s Alfa Bank.
  • No mention of former NRA lawyer Cleta Mitchell or her supposed knowledge of a scheme to launder Russian money through the NRA for the Trump campaign. Insinuations against Mitchell originated with Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson and were first made public in a document published by Democrats on HPSCI committee.
  • Excerpts from a voicemail from Trump attorney John Dowd that the Mueller team selectively edited to make it seem threatening and nefarious.
  • No comment on the close relationship between Democrat operatives at Fusion GPS and multiple Russians who participated in the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. In fact, no comment on Fusion GPS at all.
  • No useful information on figures who played key roles in the investigation such as Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer, or Christopher Steele.
  • The Mueller dossier cites dozens of articles from the reporters and publications that were most responsible for perpetuating the Russia hoax. Mueller produced a perfect feedback loop: intelligence leakers spin a false story to the media, the media publishes the story, Mueller cites the story, and the media and the Democrats then fake outrage at Mueller’s findings.
  • Glenn Greenwald writes Robert Mueller Did Not Merely Reject the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theories. He Obliterated Them.[139]
  • Australia confirms role in Trump-Russia coup plot.[140]
  • BuzzFeed reports that FBI investigators illegally leaked information in the Michael Cohen investigation to Buzzfeed.[141]
  • U.S. intelligence community has become partisan and politicized, dominated by liberals loyal to the Democratic party.[142]
  • New York Times Trump-Russia expert Maggie Haberman thinks Edelweiss is a Nazi anthem.[143]
Vindman alters press release about the substance of Trump-Zelensky phone call.
  • 19 April. Ukrainian prosecutors to US: Why don't you want our evidence on Democrats?[144]
  • Joseph Mifsud found alive and living near U.S. embassy in Rime.[145] Democrats alleged to the court that Mifsud was dead and unavailable to be interviewed.[146]
  • 20 April. Ukrainian plot to interfere in the 2016 election to help Clinton emerges.[147]
  • 21 April. Obama-backed fascists ousted in Ukrainian elections.[148][149] Zelensky elected president with 73 percent of the vote.
  • Vindman prepares public readout of Trump-Zelensky call.[150] The summary readout said that Trump
"underscored the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity – within its internationally recognized borders – and expressed his commitment to work together with President-elect Zelensky and the Ukrainian people to implement reforms that strengthen democracy, increase prosperity, and root out corruption."
The actual transcript of the phone call documents Trump congratulating Zelensky on his election victory and pledging to send a "very, very high level representative" to attend Zelensky's inauguration. However, it does not include Trump explicitly promising to work with Zelensky to "strengthen democracy, increase prosperity, and root out corruption" in Ukraine.[151]
  • 22 April. 51 Fake News ‘Bombshells’ the Media Spread About RussiaGate.[152]
  • 23 April. Jeff Carlson: Dana Boente's Many Critical Positions Within the Trump Administration.[153]
  • 24 April. James Clapper Knew There Was No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion In 2016.[154]
  • Mueller Report Shatters Credibility of Steele Dossier.[155]
  • Everything After March 9, 2016 Was A Cover Up Operation.[156]
  • 25 April. How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost, by John Solomon[157]
  • In January 2016 the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington. The meeting brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with [Eric Ciaramella][158] and members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long to realize the Americans’ objectives included two politically hot investigations: one involving Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and one involving Paul Manafort's lobbying firm, linked closely to then-candidate Trump.
  • U.S. officials “kept talking about how important it was that all of our anti-corruption efforts be united,” said Andrii Telizhenko, then a political officer in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington tasked with organizing the meeting.
  • Telizhenko said U.S. officials said that they had an interest in reviving a closed 2014 investigation into payments to U.S. figures from Ukraine’s Russia-backed Party of Regions. That 2014 investigation was focused on Manafort. The FBI closed the case without charging Manafort.
  • DOJ officials asking investigators from Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) if they could help find new evidence about the Party of Regions’ payments and its dealings with Americans. “It was definitely the case that led to the charges against Manafort and the leak to U.S. media during the 2016 election,” Telizhenko said.
  • Nazar Kholodnytskyy, Ukraine’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, said he soon saw evidence in Ukraine of political meddling in the U.S. election. Kholodnytskyy said the key evidence against Manafort — a ledger showing payments from the Party of Regions — was known to Ukrainian authorities since 2014 but was suddenly released in May 2016 by the NABU, after Manafort was named Trump’s campaign chairman: “Somebody kept this black ledger secret for two years and then showed it to the public and the U.S. media. It was extremely suspicious.” Kholodnytskyy said he explicitly instructed NABU investigators who were working with American authorities not to share the ledger with the media. “I ordered the detectives to give nothing to the mass media considering this case. Instead, they had broken my order and published themselves these one or two pages of this black ledger regarding Paul Manafort. For me it was the first call that something was going wrong and that there is some external influence in this case. And there is some other interests in this case not in the interest of the investigation and a fair trial.”
  • Kostiantyn Kulyk, deputy head of the Ukraine prosecutor general’s international affairs office, said that, shortly after Ukrainian authorities returned from the Washington meeting, there was a clear message about helping the Americans with the Party of the Regions case. “Yes, there was a lot of talking about needing help and then the ledger just appeared in public.” Kulyk said Ukrainian authorities had evidence that other Western figures, such as former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig, also received money from Yanukovych’s party. But the Americans weren’t interested: “They just discussed Manafort. This was all and only what they wanted. Nobody else.”
  • Manafort joined Trump’s campaign on March 29, 2016, and then was promoted to campaign chairman on May 19, 2016. NABU leaked the existence of the ledgers on May 29, 2016. Later that summer, it told U.S. media the ledgers showed payments to Manafort, a revelation that forced him to resign from the Trump campaign in August 2016.
  • A Ukrainian court in December concluded NABU’s release of the ledger was an illegal attempt to influence the U.S. election. And a member of Ukraine’s parliament has released a recording of a NABU official saying the agency released the ledger to help Hillary Clinton.
  • The other case raised at the January 2016 meeting involved Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company under investigation in Ukraine for improper foreign transfers of money. At the time, Burisma allegedly was paying then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter as both a board member and a consultant. More than $3 million flowed from Ukraine to Rosemont Seneca, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer's firm in 2014-15, bank records show.
  • U.S. officials told the Ukrainians they would prefer that Kiev drop the Burisma probe and allow the FBI to take it over. The Ukrainians did not agree. But then Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Victor Shokin, Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in March 2016. The Burisma case was transferred to NABU, then shut down.
  • The Ukrainian Embassy in Washington confirmed that the Obama administration requested the meetings in January 2016, but embassy representatives attended only some of the sessions. "Unfortunately, the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D.C., was not invited to join the DOJ and other law enforcement-sector meetings."
  • Telizhenko’s claim that the DOJ reopened its Manafort probe as the 2016 election ramped up is supported by the DOJ’s own documents, including communications involving Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr, his wife, Nellie Ohr, and ex-British spy Christopher Steele. Nellie Ohr and Steele worked in 2016 for Fusion GPS, that was hired by Clinton’s campaign and DNC to find dirt on Trump. Steele wrote the famous dossier for Fusion that the FBI used to gain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. Nellie Ohr admitted to Congress that she routed Russia dirt on Trump from Fusion to the DOJ through her husband Bruce during the election.
  • DOJ emails show Nellie Ohr on May 30, 2016, directly alerted her husband Bruce and two DOJ prosecutors to the discovery of the “Black Ledger” files that led to Manafort’s prosecution. “Reported Trove of documents on Ukrainian Party of Regions’ Black Cashbox,” Nellie Ohr wrote to her husband and federal prosecutors Lisa Holtyn and Joseph Wheatley, attaching a news article on the announcement of NABU’s release of the documents.
  • Bruce Ohr and Steele worked on their own effort to get dirt on Manafort from a Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, who had a soured business relationship with Manafort. Deripaska was “almost ready to talk” to U.S. government officials regarding the money that “Manafort stole,” Bruce Ohr wrote in notes from his conversations with Steele.
  • The efforts eventually led to a September 2016 meeting in which Andrew McCabe asked Deripaska if he could help prove Manafort was helping Trump collude with Russia. Deripaska laughed off the notion as preposterous.
  • Politico reported that the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington assisted Clinton’s campaign through Alexandra Chalupa, a DNC contractor. The Ukrainian Embassy acknowledges it got requests for assistance from Chalupa to find dirt on Manafort.
Smoking gun: Kathleen Kavalac's State Department email proves political motivation of the Steele dossier ten days before the FBI used it to hoax the FISA court.
  • President Trump for the first time used the terms “attempted coup” and “overthrow” to discuss the coordinated effort against his administration by the previous administration including James Clapper (ODNI), John Brennan (CIA), James Comey (FBI), and lower level officials within the intelligence apparatus.[159]
  • 10 days after the 2016 election, Strzok and Lisa Page discussed a Trump transition team informant, Joshua Pitcock, Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff. Pitcock's wife, Katie, is an FBI agent who worked with Peter Strzok on the Clinton email investigation. Katie is reported to have recused herself from the Trump-Russia counterintelligence investigation after Pence was nominated. Trump announced Pence as his pick on July 15, 2016. Trump and Pence officially became nominees on July 21, 2016.[160][161] 10 days later on July 31, 2016 Strzok began the paperwork officially opening the Trump-Russia counterintelligence investigation.
  • Through Pitcock the FBI hoped to recruit other informants in the Trump transition team.
  • Questions remain about the lingering relationship between Strzok, Pitcock and his wife Katie after July 2016, during the transition, and into the start of the administration. Pitcock worked for Pence as his Chief of Staff from January, 2017 until he resigned in August, 2017.
  • The connection raises questions regarding information that may have moved from the FBI into the vice president’s orbit regarding National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s written account of her Oct. 11, 2016, meeting with FBI informant Christopher Steele shows the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded British intelligence operative admitted that his research was political and facing a Novermber 8, 2016 Election Day deadline. The confession occurred 10 days before the FBI used Steele’s discredited dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on the Trump campaign. Steele's client, the Clinton campaign, “is keen to see this information come to light prior to November 8.”
  • FOIA notes contain this explanation for the redactions: “Classified by FBI on 4/25/2019 — Class: SECRET....Declassify on 12/31/2041,” 25 years after the 2016 election.[162]
  • 5 Times The Mueller Probe Broke Prosecutorial Rules That Ensure Justice.[163]
  • Massachusetts liberal judge indicted for aiding illegal alien escape capture.[164]
  • Corrupt Baltimore Democrat Mayor May Have Fled State After FBI and IRS Raid of Her Home and Office.[165] In March 2018 Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced that the city would send 60 buses to the march against guns in Washington DC.. The Baltimore city school system did not have enough money to heat the schools in 2018 but found the money to bus kids to an anti-gun rally.
A blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog with a Star of David collar leading a blind President Trump wearing a skullcap. The cartoon accompanied an op-ed published 4/25/19 in the International Edition of the New York Times.[166]
  • New York Times publishes anti-Semitic cartoon.[167]
  • 26 April. Lawyers in Russian Bot Case Demand Judge Hold Mueller in Contempt For Making Allegations in Report That Were Left Out of Indictment.[168] The practical effect on Concord Management was to advise the world, including potential jurors, that the allegations in the indictment against Concord Management are true and that the defendants in this case were operating as part of a Russian-government led interference campaign, denying them a fair trial. Concord Management is still in pre-trial proceedings in US Federal Court and rules forbid under criminal penalty of law any assertion of this kind.[169]
  • 27 April. President Trump said that links between Ukraine and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Obama administration should be investigated.[170]
  • Mueller will not be called before the Senate to testify.
  • Trump hater shoots up California synagogue, kills one injuring several.[172]
  • 28 April. Lindsey Graham takes up Deep State narrative: “the Russians hacked into John Podesta’s e-mails, the campaign manager for the Democratic candidate for President. The Russians hacked into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, the candidate for the Democratic Party.”[173]
  • After Trump discusses "overthrow" and "coup," Sally Yates surfaces to give CYA interview.[174]
  • Sundance publishes List of Documents for Declassification and Public Release:

♦ President Trump can prove the July 31st, 2016, Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence operation originated from a scheme within the intelligence apparatus by exposing the preceding CIA operation that created the originating “Electronic Communication” memo. Declassify that two-page “EC” document that Brennan gave to Comey. [The trail is found within the Weissmann report and the use of Alexander Downer]

♦ Release and declassify all of the Comey memos that document the investigative steps taken by the FBI as an outcome of the operation coordinated by CIA Director John Brennan in early 2016. [The trail was memorialized by James Comey]

♦ Reveal the November 2015 through April 2016 FISA-702 search query abuse by declassifying the April 2017 court opinion written by FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer. Show the FBI contractors behind the 85% fraudulent search queries. [Crowdstrike? Fusion-GPS? Nellie Ohr? Daniel Richman?] This was a weaponized surveillance and domestic political spying operation. [The trail was laid down in specific detail by Judge Collyer]

♦ Subpoena former DOJ-NSD (National Security Division) head John Carlin, or haul him in front of a grand jury, and get his testimony about why he hid the abuse from the FISA court in October 2016; why the DOJ-NSD rushed the Carter Page application to beat NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers to the FISA court; and why Carlin quit immediately thereafter.

Joseph Pientka in SWAT gear.[175]

♦ Prove the Carter Page FISA application (October 2016) was fraudulent and based on deceptions to the FISA Court. Declassify the entire document, and release the transcripts of those who signed the application(s); and/or depose those who have not yet testified. The creation of the Steele Dossier was the cover-up operation.

♦ Release all of the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages without redactions. Let sunlight pour in on the actual conversation(s) that were taking place when Crossfire Hurricane (July ’16) and the FISA Application (Oct ’16) were taking place. The current redactions were made by the people who weaponized the intelligence system for political surveillance and spy operation. This is why Page and Strzok texts are redacted!

♦ Release all of Bruce Ohr 302’s, FBI notes from interviews and debriefing sessions, and other relevant documents associated with the interviews of Bruce Ohr and his internal communications. Including exculpatory evidence that Bruce Ohr may have shared with FBI Agent Joseph Pientka. [And get a deposition from this Pientka fella] Bruce Ohr is the courier, carrying information from those outside to those on the inside.

♦ Release the August 2nd, 2017, two-page scope memo provided by DAG Rod Rosenstein to special counsel Robert Mueller to advance the fraudulent Trump investigation, and initiate the more purposeful obstruction of justice investigation. Also Release the October 20th, 2017, second scope memo recently discovered. The Scope Memos are keys to unlocking the underlying spy/surveillance cover-up.

  • 29 April. Rod Rosenstein resigns, effective May 11, 2019.[176]
  • 30 April. Patrick Byrne's second meeting with the FBI in the Maria Butina case.

May 2019

  • 1 May. Nellie Ohr referred to DOJ for criminal prosecution.[177][178] Nellie Ohr had access to the 702 FISA database. Nellie Ohr and Glenn Simpson were the principle authors of the Steele dossier; Christopher Steel was used to make it appear the information (Fourth Amendment violations) gathered by illegal FISA surveillance came from outside the US government and from a NATO allied source.
  • DOJ Reviewing Whether Steele Dossier Was Russian Disinformation.[179]
  • Human Events: Checkmate. How President Trump's legal team outfoxed Mueller.[180]
  • Assange extradition hearing begins in UK.[181]
  • 2 May. FBI admits to spying on Trump campaign.[182][183]
  • Trump: James Comey Probably Led the Spying Efforts – Will Find Out. Transcript of Trump interview with Catherine Herridge.[184]
  • Papadopoulos responds to FBI sting ran against him.[185]
  • RealClearInvestigations: When Loretta Met Bill on the Tarmac.[186]
  • CNN Poll: 69% of Americans want the origins of the Obama administration's Trump-Russia collusion hoax investigated.[187]
  • 3 May. Devin Nunes asks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel, National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone and FBI Director Chris Wray to hand over all information on Joseph Mifsud by May 10.[188] If Mifsud is not a Russian intelligence asset, the FBI and CIA have a problem within their narrative. If Mifsud is a Western asset, that proves George Papadopoulos was set up.
  • Jonathan Moffa transcript says the FBI use of spies and other counterintelligence assets in the Trump campaign was far more extensive than has previously been acknowledged.[189]
  • Comey tells KNX radio Los Angeles,
    "at the end of July [2016] we learn that a Trump campaign adviser [Papadopoulos] — two months earlier, before any of this was public — had talked to a Russian representative [Mifsud] about the fact that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton"[190]
  • Mifsud is in fact a UK intelligence operative.[191][192]
  • If what Comey said were to be true, the fact that a KGB agent penetrated to the highest levels of UK, US, Italian and NATO intelligence for several decades, vetted recruits for UK intelligence, and taught at a NATO school for intelligence agents, is by far a larger scandal than Russia collusion.
  • Mifsud spoke at a State Department meeting three weeks after President Trump was inaugurated, and was questioned by the FBI while in Washington, D.C., shortly after George Papadopoulos' first FBI interview. Mifsud was not detained, and allowed to leave the country.
  • The "dirt" on Clinton was her communication with President Obama from the territory of Russia on her Blackberry connected to her unsecured server - covered-up by Comey in his July 5, 2016 press conference when he said Clinton had communicated with "another government official."
  • Ray McGovern: Orwellian Cloud Hovers Over Russia-gate.[193]
  • 4 May.' FBI ‘lost Notes’ From August 2015 Meeting with IC Inspector General Regarding Hillary Clinton's Private Server.[194]
  • 5 May. Susan Bordo: The Talented Mr. Comey.[195]
  • 6 May. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson ask AG Bill Barr if the FBI has investigated CIA leaking during the Russia probe.[196]
  • Mueller did not investigate whether Russia fed Christopher Steele false information to interfere in American elections.[197]
  • Sharyl Attkisson: How Attorney General Barr could change the federal culture of corruption in 60 days.[198]
  • Sharyl Attkisson: U.S. spy agency hikes number of search queries of American calls, texts and emails.[199]
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Justice Department “Kafkaesque” in Attkisson v. DOJ and FBI for government computer intrusions.[200]
  • 7 May. Solomon: FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA.[201]
  • Steele informed Kathleen Kavalec of the State Dept. that the Steele dossier was bogus.
  • Kavalec forwarded Steele's information to the FBI;
  • FBI went ahead with the Carter Page FISA warrant application using Steele's bogus information ten days later anyways.
  • Consortiumnews: How US and Foreign Intel Agencies Interfered in a US Election.[202]
  • Nadler informed that the previous report content was provided without assertion of executive privilege; however, if Nadler follows-through with impeachment plan, executive privilege is now enforced and the totality of the Mueller Report is withdrawn from Congress. The only thing AG Barr was statutorily required to provide was the four-page notification letter he already presented. The assertion of executive privilege effectively removes any lack of production action (i.e. the impeachment threat) by Chairman Jerry Nadler.[203]
  • Kevin Brock: James Comey is in trouble and he knows it.[204]
  • FBI releases 277 pages of the Clinton email investigation.[205]
  • 8 May. Mueller paid $732,000 to outside contractors. Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) and Chris Steele may have been paid by Mueller.[206]
  • Sen. Grassley: “Media…sold a bunch of snake oil” on Trump-Russia probe.[207]
  • 9 May. Solomon: FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA.[208]
Pras Michel and Barack Obama. Michel was indicted for laundering illegal foreign money donations into the 2012 Obama re-election campaign. There may have been as much $70 million stolen from the impoverished people of Malaysia funneled to Democrat candidates during Obama's second term. The money was stolen by corrupt officials in the Malaysian Ministry of Finance and invested in a phony "green technology" project that never materialized in partnership with Obama's re-election committee finance chairman.
  • 10 May. 1MDB scandal. Obama friend Pras Michel and 1MDB consultant Jho Low indicted on conspiracy to defraud the United States government and for making foreign and conduit campaign contributions.[209] According to the indictment,between June 2012 and November 2012, Low directed the transfer of approximately $21,600,000 from foreign entities and accounts to Michel for the purpose of funneling significant sums of money into the United States presidential election as purportedly legitimate contributions, all while concealing the true source of the money.
    To facilitate the excessive contributions and conceal their true source, Michel paid approximately $865,000 of the money received from Low to about 20 straw donors, or conduits, so that the straw donors could make donations in their names to a presidential joint fundraising committee.
    In addition, Michel personally directed more than $1 million of the money received from Low to an independent expenditure committee also involved in the presidential election in 2012.
    The indictment also alleges that by funneling campaign contributions through straw donors, Michel caused a presidential joint fundraising committee to submit false reports to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), including a false amended report in June 2013. The committee's reports were false because they identified the straw donors, rather than Low or Michel, as the true source of the contributions.
    In addition, the indictment alleges that by contributing more than $1 million of the money he received from Low to an independent expenditure committee,
    Michel also caused that committee to submit false reports to the FEC, insofar as those reports identified Michel as the source of the contributions when, in fact, it was Low.
    The indictment further alleges that in June 2015, Michel submitted a false declaration to the FEC in which he claimed that he had no reason to conceal the true source of his contributions to the independent expenditure committee in 2012, even though Michel knew that the true source of that money was Low and that Michel had funneled the foreign money into the election.
  • Sen. Graham sends a letter to both OIG Michael Horowitz and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeking additional information about State Department contact with Christopher Steele.[210]
  • Roger Stone wants evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC.[211]
  • 11 May. IG Horowitz Has 'Concluded that the Final Three FISA Extensions Were Illegally Obtained,' diGenova Says.[212][213] The Kavalec revelations have prompted further investigation into the first FISA warrant. The FBI hid the Kavelec memo from Inspector General Horowitz for two years.
  • Chuck Ross: Analysis: The Steele Dossier And The ‘Raw Intelligence’ Canard.[214]
  • Epoch Times: Obama White House Knew About Clinton Emails Years Earlier Than Previously Admitted.[215]
  • 12 May. Ratcliffe: James Comey “under investigation for violations of the espionage act”[216]
  • Trump Calls Out FBI Director Christopher Wray: “the director is protecting the coup gang”.[217]
  • Obama White House kept tabs on a FOIA request for information on Hillary Clinton's emails that was improperly rejected by the State Department.
  • The State Department claimed in May 2013 in response to the FOIA request that no responsive records existed. The agency’s internal watchdog later determined that denial to be ‘inaccurate and incomplete’ since Clinton used a personal email account to conduct State Department business.
  • These documents suggest the Obama White House knew about the Clinton email lies being told to the public at least as early as December 2012.[218]
  • 13 May. John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, appointed by Attorney General William Barr "to conduct a comprehensive investigation of counterintelligence decisions made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the context of the 2016 presidential election." Relates to the James A. Baker (DOJ) case.[219]
  • Sara Carter: Minefield? If Barr Has Any Intention Of Prosecuting FISA Abuses, He Should Stay Clear Of IG Report.[220]
  • Consortiumnews: Sweden Reopens 9-Year Old Rape Investigation Against Julian Assange; Seeks His Arrest and Extradition.[221]
  • Jeff Carlson: As Rosenstein Leaves DOJ, How Will History Judge Him?.[222]
  • Gatewaypundit: Obama State Department's Jonathan Winer – Long Time Kerry Associate – Involved in Sinister Actions Pushing Fake Russia Dossier.[223]
  • 14 May. Graham Seeks Communications Between State Dept. Official and Dossier Author.[224]
  • Steele’s Meeting With US Official Casts Doubts on FBI’s Official Story.[225]
  • Rosenstein Defends Mueller Appointment, Rips Into Comey.[226]
  • Daily Signal: 6 Things to Know About the Prosecutor Investigating Spying on Trump Campaign.[227]
  • Epoch Times: US Attorney Probing Spying on Trump Campaign Draws on Vast Experience.[228]
  • Investment Watchblog: Special Prosecutor John Durham, Assigned by AG Barr, Already Working on the Case from Before October 3rd, 2018?[229]
  • 16 May. Chuck Ross: Steele Identified Russian Dossier Sources, Notes Reveal.[230]
  • The Kavalec notes indicate Steele claimed the Russians, Vyacheslav Trubnikov and Vladislav Surkov, were “sources” for the Steele dossier. Trubnikov and Surkov were not identified by name in the Steele’s dossier. Trubnikov, the former head of the SVR, has links to Stefan Halper.
  • Stefan Halper arranged for Trubnikov to visit intelligence seminars at the University of Cambridge on May 4, 2012, and May 11, 2015. He also tapped Trubnikov to contribute to a study he did in 2015 for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA) published in 2015.
  • Bruce Ohr told Congress in 2018 that Steele told him during a July 30, 2016 meeting that a former head of the SVR had told someone that the Russian government “had Donald Trump over a barrel.”
  • The notes contain several inaccuracies, including that Russia was running operations out of its consulate in Miami. As Kavalec pointed out, Russia does not have a consulate in Miami.
  • There is no evidence the compromising material mentioned in the dossier actually exists, raising questions about whether Steele was given disinformation.
  • Hours later, UK Prime Minister Theresa May resigns, effective the day after President Trump's UK state visit.
  • Paul Sperry: According to Main DOJ sources, Durham's portfolio for looking into the provenance of CH [Crossfire Hurricane] includes examining docs generated by an interagency "fusion cell" Brennan set up in mid-2016 on Russian election interference + pre-election briefings Steele gave to UK intelligence.[233]
  • John Solomon files motion to publicize FISA records. Solomon has reason to suspect that the court knows of serious misconduct by multiple government attorneys appearing before the FISA court. If the government can lie without consequence to a court charged with supervising the FBI’s surveillance of Americans, that operates as a de facto repeal of the constitutional amendment prohibiting warrantless search and seizure.[234]
  • The Motion is seeking rulings, orders and opinions issued by the Court finding any of the attorneys associated with the Carter Page FISA applications violated rules of the Court or rules governing professional conduct by attorneys.[235]
  • 23 May. Declassification order. President Trump granted Attorney General Bill Barr extensive new authorities to investigate law enforcement and intelligence activities related to the 2016 presidential election.
  • The directive compels cooperation from the Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Attorney General, Secretary of Energy, Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the CIA.
  • The Secretary of Energy's involvement is likely related to the Uranium One scandal, Clinton Foundation, and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issues;
  • The Secretary of the Treasury's involvement is likely related to the Clinton Foundation and matters related to George Papadopoulos;
  • members of the intelligence community are to turn over documents to DNI Dan Coats, who in turn will give the information to Attorney General Barr. For this purpose the directive effectively places the Attorney General, a member of the IC who reports to ODNI, over the DNI who now will report all the information to the AG.[236]
  • Ultimately the final report will be addressed to the American people, not to Congress or the President.
  • Svetlana Lokhova files lawsuit against Stefan Halper, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and NBC Universal Media (MSNBC) seeking $25 million in damages.[237][238]
  • A grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) returned a superseding indictment charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17-counts of violating the Espionage Act and one count of conspiring to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.[239]
  • 24 May. Chopper Presser: President Trump: "The Attorney General is one of the most respected people in this country and he has been for a long period of time. He is going to look at a lot of documents. Some he might find interesting; maybe he’ll find none interesting.
    But for over a year, people have asked me to declassify. So what I’ve done is I’ve declassified everything. He can look. And I hope he looks at the UK, and I hope he looks at Australia, and I hope he looks at Ukraine. I hope he looks at everything, because there was a hoax that was perpetrated on our country. It’s the greatest hoax —[240]
  • Jerusalem Post: Report: Declassified Docs Will Show That Samantha Power's 2016 Unmasking Efforts Were Related to Israel.[241]
  • After Trump's declassification directive, Jerry Nadler collapses at a press conference.
  • 26 May. POLL: 98 Percent Say Brennan Is Obstructing Justice By Fighting Declassification.[242]
  • 27 May. SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner Tells Intelligence Community to Defy Barr and Democrats Will Protect Them.
  • Sara Carter: Christopher Steele will not cooperate with DOG review of Russia investigation,[243] refuses to be questioned by John Durham.
  • CTH: The “Secret Research Project” – an IRS List, an NSA Database, and Resulting “Files” on Americans.[244]
  • 28 May. Margot Cleveland: Lawsuit Suggests Spying On Trump Campaign Started In Early 2016.[245]
  • Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey’s May 2019 letter to US Attorney General offering to assist with investigation.[246]
  • CTH: The “Secret Research Project” – an IRS List, an NSA Database, and Resulting “Files” on Americans.[247]
  • FISA Court exposes Obama’s abuse of NSA to spy on Americans.[248]
  • Sara Carter: AG Barr Battles Intel Community And FBI. Illegal Surveillance Had Been Going On For Years.[249]
  • Chuck Ross: Dossier Architects Claimed They Wanted To Protect Identity Of Sources. One Was Unmasked Anyway.[250]
  • Epoch Times: Obama Administration’s Snooping on Journalists’ Phone Records Broader Than Previously Known.[251]
  • Daily Caller: High-Ranking FBI Official Leaked Sealed Information To Journalists, Accepted Gifts From Reporter, Watchdog Found[252]
  • 29 May. FBI: Anti-Government, Identity Based, and Fringe Political Conspiracy Theories Very Likely Motivate Some Domestic Extremists to Commit Criminal, Sometimes Violent Activity.[253][254]
'Trump is mentioned by name briefly in the latest FBI document, which notes that the origins of QAnon is the conspiratorial belief that “Q,” allegedly a government official, “posts classified information online to reveal a covert effort, led by President Trump, to dismantle a conspiracy involving ‘deep state’ actors and global elites allegedly engaged in an international child sex trafficking ring.”... the FBI believes conspiracy theory-driven extremists are likely to increase during the 2020 presidential election cycle.'[255]
  • 30 May. AG Barr tells CBS This Morning Mueller could’ve reached a decision on Democrat obstruction of justice allegations in the final report but declined to do so.
  • Washington Examiner: Mark Meadows sends referral to DOJ about mysterious UK communique about Christopher Steele.[256]
  • 31 May. CTH: Flynn Filing Shows Mueller Team Manipulated Transcript in Report.[257]
  • CTH: Doug Collins Identifies Peter Strzok as Likely FBI Official Who Leaked Grand Jury Information and Prosecution Declined.[258]
  • American Thought Leaders: Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Mueller Upends Rule of Law, In Final Appearance—Sidney Powell.[259]

June 2019

  • 1 June. Hoft: Deep State Prosecutors Defy Judge's Order: Refuse to Release Transcript of Flynn-Kislyak Call that Will Confirm Obama Spying on Trump Team.[260]
  • 2 June. Epoch Times: Transcript in Mueller Report Was Selectively Edited to Cast Suspicion on Trump.[261]
  • $50,000.00 Reward in Attkisson v. DOJ nd FBI for Government Computer Intrusions.[262]
  • 3 June. IG Horowitz investigators begin interviewing Chris Steele for 16 hours over two days.[263]
  • related to follow-up interviews with Kathleen Kavalec, etc.
  • Mueller 'star witness' George Nader indicted on child pornography charges.
  • Trump attorney John Dowd calls Robert Mueller "a fraud" for editing his comments in Mueller report.[264][265]
  • Clinton Campaign Has Not Responded in 18 Months to Senate Judiciary Committee's Request For Documents and Answers About Dossier.[266]
  • Sara Carter: FBI Failed to Document Four Clinton Witness Interviews. Barr Should Reopen Clinton Probe.[267]
  • New York Post: Julian Assange won't face further charges in US: report.[268]
  • Trump 3-day state visit to London begins.
  • 4 June. Chuck Ross: Christopher Steele Reportedly Planning To Meet With US Authorities.[269]
  • Hoft: Esteemed NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney Says He Has Evidence DNC was NOT Hacked – “The Mueller Report and the Rosenstein Indictment Is All Based on Lies!”[270]
  • Hoft: Esteemed NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney Says He Has Evidence DNC was NOT Hacked – “The Mueller Report and the Rosenstein Indictment Is All Based on Lies!”[271]
  • 5 June. Jeff Carlson: 5 Discrepancies Call the Accuracy of Mueller's Report Into Question.[272]
  • 6 June. Micheal Flynn fires lawyers.[273] Eric Holder is employed in the same law firm of Covington and Burling.
  • DOJ Releases Flynn FBI Interview Report (FD-302) by Joe Pientka and Peter Strzok.
  • True the Vote Wins Battle Against IRS as Judge Orders Tax Agency to Pay Legal Fees in Decade-Long Fight.[274][275]
  • Catherine Engelbrecht and her organization True the Vote's case is connected to the political surveillance operation used against presidential candidate Donald Trump.
  • The 2010 program to weaponize the IRS (Obama IRS scandal) is the precursor to the 2012 program to weaponize and abuse the NSA's FISA database.
  • The Secret Research Project originated as a term in the Obama team. It involved the U.S. Department of Justice under Eric Holder and the FBI under Robert Mueller. Eric Holder requested over 1 million tax records via CD-ROM: The IRS sent the FBI “21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The transaction occurred in October 2010. The evidence within this sketchy operation came directly to the surface in early spring 2012.[276]
  • The enforcement mechanism used for targeting includes the DOJ and various other government agencies (ATF, OSHA, EEOC, EPA Banking/Finance).
  • Cause of Action (CoA) made a FOIA request to the IRS for documents shared between the IRS and the White House. The request was to gain documents illegally shared between the White House and the IRS.
  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew blocked the FOIA request from being released, an apparent conflict of interest. Lew was White House Chief of Staff in 2012 when the Secret Research Project was conceived.
  • FISA chief judge Rosemary Collyer determined illegal FISA abuse of the NSA database by the FBI, and Fourth Amendment violations began in 2012, and were the result of "deliberate decision making."
  • John Solomon: Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source.[277]
  • Paul Sperry: 'Scorched Earth': Mueller's Targets Speak Out.[278]
  • 7 June. CNN: Judge orders FBI to reveal more parts of Comey memos.[279]
  • Bill Gertz: FBI Counterintelligence Is Focus of Trump Campaign Spying Probe.[280]
  • FBI Docs Reveal ‘Property’ Related to Hillary Clinton's Use of Private Server ‘Missing’.[281]
  • Republicans Demand Cummings Hold Cohen Accountable for ‘Perjury-Laden Testimony’.[282]
  • Elijah Cummings’s Wife Hit With New Allegations Of Self-Dealing And Perjury In Updated IRS Complaint.[283]
  • 8 June. CTH: Judge Rules FBI Must Release Declarations from Lead Mueller FBI Agent.[284]
  • Mark Meadows: FBI Knew ‘Within 60 Days’ That Russia Probe Was ‘Built On A Foundation Of Sand’.[285]
  • 9 June. Mark Meadows: Strzok and McCabe knew Steele dossier not credible before first Carter Page FISA.</ref>
  • 10 June. Barr informs Jerrold: “It is now well established that, in 2016, the U.S. government and others undertook certain intelligence-gathering and investigative steps directed at persons associated with the Trump Campaign...there remain open questions relating to the origins of this counter-intelligence investigation and the U.S. and foreign intelligence activities that took place prior to and during that investigation...The Review is broad in scope and multifaceted, and is intended to illuminate open questions regarding the activities of U.S. and foreign intelligence services as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals."
  • Jonathan Winer facilitated meetings between dossier author Christopher Steele and multiple private consulting firms. Winer served as Steele’s main point of contact to the State Department, and was the official responsible for disseminating the anti-Trump dossier through the State Department.
  • Carter Page: John Dean Hearing Showed Democrats In Full Cover-Up Mode.[286]
  • Epoch Times Hezbollah's London Bomb-Making Plot, the Iran Nuclear Deal, and Bruce Ohr.[287]
  • Daily Telegraph: Iran-linked terrorists caught stockpiling explosives in north-west London.[288]
  • 11 June. FBI must begin producing documents regarding Daniel Richman, the Columbia Law School professor James Comey admitted to using as a go-between to illegally leak classified information to the New York Times.[289]
  • 12 June. NYT reports John Durham questioning CIA officials about Brennan's fraudulent Intelligence Community Assessment of early January 2017.[290]
  • In House Intel hearing Devin Nunes Warns FBI Witnesses: ‘The Counterintelligence Department Over at the FBI is in Big Trouble’.
  • Papadopoulos: Anyone who opposed Obama admin was targeted.[291]
  • Michael Flynn hires Sidney Powell.[292][293][294]
  • Donald Trump, Jr. closed door Senate Intelligence Committee testimony illegally leaked to CNN, another felony violation by Trump witch hunters.
  • Jeff Carlson: Meadows: ‘There’s a Cover-up Within Certain Realms at the FBI’.[295]
  • Jeff Carlson: Nunes Details Flaws in Mueller Report, Compares It to Steele Dossier.[296]
  • 13 June. Ray McGovern: DOJ Bloodhounds on the Scent of John Brennan.[297]
  • 14 June. 23 House members suspect DOJ cover-up is in progress, request prompt declassification of FISA evidence by President Trump.[298]
  • Epoch Times: The Hezbollah Cover-Up, and Bruce Ohr Connection.[299]
  • 15 June. CTH: DOJ Admits FBI Never Saw Crowdstrike Report on DNC Russian Hacking Claim.[300]
  • Lawyers for Roger Stone requested the full Crowdstrike report on the DNC hack.
  • Not only did the FBI not review the DNC server, the FBI/DOJ never even saw the Crowdstrike report.
  • FBI and DOJ were only allowed to see a “draft” report prepared by Crowdstrike, and that report was redacted. That redacted draft is the “last version of the report produced”; meaning, there are no unredacted & final versions.
  • The FBI and DOJ, and all claims by the intelligence community, including the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment to President Obama, the final Mueller Report, Mueller team indictments, and illegal IC fake news leaks to mainstream media were based on taking the word of a hired contractor for the Democrat party.
  • No evidence of 'Russia hacked the DNC'.
  • Paul Sperry: House GOP leadership has soured on Comey replacement Wray. They r now convinced Wray's not part of the FBI cleanup & not cooperating w AG Barr & is in fact part of the cover-up of #SpyGate scandal after burying documents & refusing to make people available for interview.[301]
  • 17 June. Hoft: ROGER STONE Files Two Court Documents – BLASTS FBI and Mueller's False Allegations that Russians Gave DNC Emails to WikiLeaks.[302]
  • Ray McGovern: FBI Never Saw CrowdStrike Unredacted or Final Report on Alleged Russian Hacking Because None was Produced.[303]
  • DOJ Appears to Block Manafort Transfer to Rikers Island.[304]
  • 19 June. At least 15 people violated State Department rules in Hillary Clinton email scandal.[305]
  • Sara Carter: Death Threats Against Page And The Dangerous Disinformation Operation Against Trump.[306]
  • 20 June. CTH: Justice Dept. Allows Congress to View Rosenstein Scope Memos.[307]
  • Mueller Gang Used Same AP Reporters to Set Up Manafort who were Also Connected to Fusion GPS.[308]
  • TRUMP to Hannity: DOJ Working to Determine if Obama Intel Agencies Were Secretly Monitoring His Phone in 2016.[309]
  • Special Counsel Case Against Russian Company Takes A Page Out Of The Soviet Handbook.[310]
  • 21 June. FBI Raids Clinton Campaign Co-Chair's Home.[311]
  • Weissmann signs $25 million book deals.[312]
  • 22 June. Hoft: General Flynn Uncovered Massive Clinton Scandal Linked to Terrorist Funding – Was Immediately Targeted by Obama Deep State.[313]
  • 23 June. Devin Nunes Notes: “Two Parallel Tracks” Used To Target Donald Trump.[314]
  • Trey Gowdy: Mystery FBI Transcript ‘Actually Changed My Perspective’ Of Russia Probe.[315]
  • “I was supportive of [Robert] Mueller. I was supportive of the idea to initiate, to investigate what Russia did, but when I saw this transcript, it actually changed my perspective."
  • FBI Was Giving Different Intelligence Briefings to Candidate Trump than to Candidate Clinton.[316]
  • New York Times fed false anti-Trump information to the FBI.[317]
  • 24. CTH: DOJ Confirms Flynn Defense Team Never Received Transcript of Flynn/Kislyak Phone Call.[318]
  • CTH: Michael Flynn Was Not “Unmasked” – Evidence Flynn Was Under Active, FISC Authorized, Surveillance.[319]
  • 25 June. Jay Sekulow: Obama administration's anti-Trump actions revealed/[320]
  • the Obama administration stepped up efforts – just days before President Trump took office – to undermine Trump and his administration.
  • the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, under James Clapper, eagerly pushed to get new procedures as part of an anti-Trump effort. The procedures increased access to raw signals intelligence before the conclusion of the Obama administration, just days before President Trump was inaugurated.
  • By greatly expanding access to classified information by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, the Obama administration paved the way for a shadow government to leak classified information – endangering our national security and severely jeopardizing the integrity and reputation of our critical national security apparatus – in an attempt to undermine President Trump.
  • the Office of the Director of National Intelligence rushed to get the new “procedures signed by the Attorney General before the conclusion of this administration,” referring to the Obama administration.
  • The documents also reveal that Robert Litt, who worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told the Office of the :*Undersecretary of Defense’s Director of Intelligence Strategy, Policy, & Integration: “Really want to get this done … and so does the Boss.”
  • NSA officials discussed that they “could have a signature from the AG as early as this week, certainly prior to the 20th of Jan.” In other words, certainly before President Trump’s inauguration.
Russiagate conspiracy theorists Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff.
  • CTH: Robert Mueller Will Testify July 17th – Nadler and Schiff Pretend Phony Subpoena.[321]
  • to frame the narrative for the appearance Nadler and Schiff sign a letter that “threatened” a subpoena. This subpoena letter is a prop for a pre-planned theatrical event. Only Schiff and Nadler signed the letter, no coordination with ranking members. It’s an optic to set the cornerstone for a narrative that Schiff and Nadler want Mueller’s appearance.
  • the joint committee approach is also part of the strategy. With 40 members from both committees there will intentionally only be ONE ROUND of questions. The size of the committee is part of the design to protect Robert Mueller.
  • Mueller was in deep discussions with Schiff and Nadler to coordinate the appearance, the letter and the size of the committee are the first two immediate flares that indicate a staged performance is being set-up.
  • Politico Playbook PM: What the Mueller hearing means for Democrats.[322]
  • 26 June. ACLJ: Samantha Power Slammed Trump In Private Email Exchanges With Media During 2016 Election.[323]
  • Margot Cleveland: Michael Flynn Attorney Suggests Special Counsel Withheld Key Information From His Defense.[324]
  • Judicial Watch Caught Mueller FBI/Obama DOJ Working w/ Lois Lerner's IRS Prosecuting Conservatives.[325]
  • IWB: President Trump rips @Twitter, @Google and @Facebook for trying to rig the 2020 election against conservatives. #BigTech #censor.[326]
  • 27 June. Citizens Grand Jury indicts Robert Mueller on 9 counts.[327][328]
  • 29 June. Sundance questions for Mueller:[329]
  • On May 16, 2017, were you applying to become FBI Director?
  • Why did you go to the White House?
  • When did Rod Rosenstein contact you about going to the White House?
  • When did Rod Rosenstein first contact you about becoming special counsel?
  • Did you speak to any members of the DOJ or FBI prior to going to the White House?
  • Were there conversations about a possible ‘special counsel position’ prior to May 16th, 2017?
  • Were you aware President Trump was under investigation prior to your conversation of May 16th, with President Trump?
  • Were you aware of the nature of the investigation, prior to May 16, 2017?
  • Were you aware of the possibility of being appointed ‘special counsel’?
  • Did you take any recording devices into the Oval Office meeting?
  • Did you own the cell phone you left in the Oval Office on May 16, 2017?
  • Between the afternoon Oval Office meeting and the next day announcement to the Gang-of-Eight by Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe, when exactly did you agree to become special counsel?
  • How did Rod Rosenstein contact you between May 16, 2017 and early morning May 17, 2017, about becoming special counsel?
  • Did you immediately agree to become special counsel when asked?
  • How much time transpired between Rosenstein asking you to become special counsel and your acceptance of the position?
  • 30 June. Hoft: Russians Used in Steele Dossier Identified – Both are Western Intel Assets Who Do Not Live in Russia.[332]

July 2019

  • 1 July. Ratcliffe: “Horowitz Investigative Work is Complete”.
  • The conversation between Mifsud and Papadopoulos, eventually relayed by Australian diplomat Alexander Downer to U.S. government officials, was cited by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as the event that set in motion the FBI probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
  • Mifsud worked with and trained FBI officials.
  • Mifsud is a Western intelligence asset.[334]
  • Margot Cleveland: Here's What Republicans Should Ask Robert Mueller When He Testifies/[335]
  • there was no underlying crime to obstruct;
  • Trump knew there was no underlying crime, yet the press, with the aid of leakers, pushed the collusion story, affecting Trump’s governance;
  • the theories of obstruction are easily refuted;
  • Mueller failed to follow the special counsel regulations that required him to make a charging or declination decision; :*the special counsel’s theory of criminal liability is debatable;
  • Mueller inverted the standard governing prosecutorial decisions from a presumption of innocence to a presumption of guilty.
  • Are you familiar with the regulations governing the special counsel? And 28 C.F.R. CFR § 600.8(c), expressly provides “at the conclusion of the Special Counsel’s work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel,” doesn’t it? And when the word “shall” is used in a statute or regulation, it is a command, isn’t it? It means “must?”
  • Yet, in Part 2 of the special counsel report, you did not make a “prosecution” decision, did you? And you did not make a “declination decision” did you? Would you agree, that the very prosecutorial function, and the power to convene grand juries, serves only one purpose, to determine, yes or no, whether the alleged conduct was criminal or non-criminal? Would you agree that a prosecutor’s function is not to collect information and throw it out to the public?
  • when did you first realize it was unlikely that you would find evidence of collusion? When did you concluded there was no evidence of collusion? How long did you continue to investigation possible obstruction after you concluded there was insufficient evidence of collusion to recommend charges? When did you decide you would not make a prosecution or declination decision on obstruction?
  • Yet, after you decide not to render a decision on obstruction, you continued to the special counsel investigation, correct?
  • Would you agree that a prosecutor’s function is not to collect information and throw it out to the public?
  • Mueller Failed to Investigate Whether Russia Fed Steele Info to Affect the Election
  • you discussed Russia’s efforts to interfere in the election via social media in the report but you did not mention even once the possibility that Russia interfered in our election by peddling false intel to Steele, did you?
  • Mueller Omitted or Misrepresented Information in the Special Counsel Report
  • “Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is tied to Russian intelligence. But hundreds of pages of government documents—which special counsel Robert Mueller possessed since 2018—describe Kilimnik as a ‘sensitive’ intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters.”
  • “In discussing Page’s background,” Weingarten wrote, “the Mueller report notes his contacts with Russian agents, who supposedly tried to recruit him as an asset, beginning in 2013. The report notes that those agents were charged by U.S. authorities in 2015. What the Mueller report omits is that Page effectively served as an FBI asset in helping the bureau make the case against at least one of the agents.”
  • you highlight various individuals’ connections to Russia. Did your report also indicate whether any of those individuals had previously served as intelligence sources or informants for America or her allies? To your knowledge, did any of the individuals identified in your report as being connected to Russia also serve as intelligence sources, asset or informants for the United States?
  • If an individual connected to Russia had also served as an intelligence source, assets, or informant for our country, wouldn’t that negate the sinister implication their connections to Russia might otherwise suggest? Yet those facts were not included in your report, were they?
  • Mueller failed to “mention that Veselnitskaya (i) worked with Fusion GPS on behalf of Russian clients, and (ii) met with Simpson the morning of the Trump Tower meeting, as well as the night before and after it . . . Also unclear, and undisclosed, is why the Justice Department granted Veselnitskaya special entry to the United States multiple times in 2015 and 2016.”
  • the special counsel references to contacts between Roger Stone and Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo “with a Russian citizen named Henry Oknyansky. Oknyansky and an associate supposedly came to Stone by way of Caputo seeking to sell ‘derogatory information’ on Hillary Clinton. Stone rebuffed them. Left unstated: Oknyansky, according to federal court filings and 14 visa waivers, has been an FBI informant for nearly two decades.”
  • There is no mention of dossier-author Steele, or Stefan Halper, the spy who made contact with both Page and campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos.
  • according to Mueller, Mifsud “falsely claimed he did not meet with Papadopoulos after his initial introductory meeting” with a woman posing as Putin’s niece. Although the Mueller report noted that “emails, text messages and other documentation showed Mifsud and Papadopoulos did meet at least two other times, as Papadopoulos claimed,” the special counsel did not charge Mifsud for lying to agents
  • “the Mueller report notes that ‘on May 6, 2016, 10 days after that meeting with Mifsud, Papadopoulos suggested to a representative of a foreign government that the Trump Campaign had received indications from the Russian government that it could assist the Campaign through the anonymous release of information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.’” But “publicly available information has always shown that Papadopoulos met with Downer on May 10th—and both Downer and the Australian government appear to stand by this date.”
  • Mueller’s reliance on “the testimony of George Nader, who is mentioned more than 100 times in the Mueller report.” Nader’s role involved arranging “a meeting between Kirill Dmitriev, a Russian national who heads Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, and Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, during the transition period following the 2016 presidential election.” While the FBI succeeded in arresting Nader when he returned to the states, the failure to charge him earlier could have instead allowed a child predator to go free.
  • Then came Nader’s June 3, 2019 arrest on child pornography charges. As details emerged, it appeared that the FBI knew Nader had child pornography on his cell phones at the time he was cooperating with the special counsel team. Yet he was not indicted until after he had already left the country. While the FBI succeeded in arresting Nader when he returned to the states, the failure to charge him earlier could have instead allowed a child predator to go free.
  • Which members of your team were involved in making the determination of whether to include the information in the report? And what standard did they use?
  • Bias Colored Mueller’s Report and Raises Concerns About Conduct
  • Were you aware when you selected Weissmann to lead your team that he had sent an email to former acting attorney general Sally Yates praising her insubordination to the president?
  • And did Weissmann select the other team members? Did he have a role in selecting Peter Strzok and Lisa Page?
  • Mueller sent the attorney general a “snitty” letter—likely written by a staffer—asking Barr to release the executive summary from the special counsel report. Barr refused. Soon after, the press began reporting on claims that members of the special counsel team disagreed with Barr’s synopsis of the report and claimed it was misleading. Barr later released Mueller’s letter, which acknowledged that Barr had accurately summarized the report, but that the press’ reporting was misleading.
  • isn’t it true that Barr asked the special counsel’s office multiple times to identify grand jury material in the final report? Isn’t it true Barr made that request at least a month before you submitted the final report? Whom did you charge to identify grand jury materials? Did that individual inform you that he or she would not identify the grand jury materials, as Barr had directed?
  • you wrote a letter to Barr complaining that Barr’s summary was being misrepresented, correct? Yet you agree, don’t you, that Barr’s letter was accurate? Was that letter your idea? Why didn’t you just call Barr? Did you leak to the press information about your disagreement with Barr? Do you know who leaked that information to the press? How many members of your team knew about the letter to Barr and your request to release the executive summaries? Who were those individuals?
  • Would it be illegal for you to provide that grand jury information to Congress? So the president and attorney general cannot release an unredacted copy of your report to Congress without breaking the law, correct?
  • Heather Samuelson gave the FBI and a court ordered deposition different stories of when she learned Hillary Clinton used a private email system.[336]
  • Samuelson destroyed evidence, deleted 33,000 emails, obstructed justice, and received immunity from the DOJ.[337]
Ranking Democrat Sen. Mark Warner of the Senate Intelligence Committee scuttles Oleg Deripaska's willingness to testify. Deripaska was contacted by the FBI in September 2016 and asked to participate in the FBI's Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
  • 2 July. Oleg Deripaska Confirms He Was Employing Chris Steele in 2016, While Dossier Was Being Assembled.[338]
  • Deripaska hired Steele at the same time Steele was working with Nellie Ohr and Fusion GPS to write the Steele dossier.
  • Russian oligarch's story could spell trouble for Team Mueller.[339]
  • Mueller was tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and ignored collusion between the Clinton campaign, DNC, Obama DOJ, and Oleg Deripaska.
  • Deripaska is likely Christopher Steele's source for the pee-pee memo.
  • In 2009 FBI director Robert Mueller requested Deripaska's assistance to retrieve former FBI officer and CIA resource Robert Levinson who was captured in Iran. The agent assigned to engage Deripaska was Andrew McCabe; the FBI was attempting to violate the Iran Sanctions Act which forbade U.S. agencies from spending money Iran. Deripaska spent $25 million of his own money.
  • In September 2016 Andrew McCabe, now FBI Deputy Director, approached Deripaska again to assist framing Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort as a tool of the Kremlin as part of the FBI's "insurance policy" against Trump's election. Deripaska once invested $100 million with Manafort in a Ukrainian cable TV venture that failed. Deripaska sued Manafort, alleging he stole money (Deripaska likely paid Steele to write the pee-pee memo as revenge on Manafort). According to Deripaska, he laughed at the FBI's "insurance policy" scheme telling them: “You are trying to create something out of nothing.”
  • Deripaska wanted to tell his story to the Senate Intel Committee in 2017, without immunity, but was blocked.
  • In 2017 Deripaska was represented by Adam Waldman. Waldman also represented Christopher Steele. Sen. Mark Warner, vice chair of the Senate Intel Committee, used Waldman to try and set up a secret off the record meeting with Christopher Steele, a key witness in the Senate Intel Committee's Russian interference probe. Steele refused unless a formal request came in bi-partisan form with a Republican's signature as well.
Vladimir Putin with Oleg Deripaska. The FBI asked Deripaska for assistance peddling the Russia collusion hoax. Andrew McCabe has been the FBI's chief contact with Deripaska since 2009.
  • Mueller omitted any reference to Deripaska in the Manafort indictment.
  • Mueller did not disclose to Manafort's defense team his professional relationship and conflict of interest with Deripaska.
  • 3 July. Sara Carter: Who is Joseph Mifsud and What's His Relation to Russia Investigation?[340]
  • Catherine Herridge: Reluctant witnesses in FISA abuse probe agree to talk to DOJ inspector general.[341]
  • Likely Kathleen Kavalec.
  • RealClearInvestigations: CrowdStrikeOut: Mueller's Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia-Meddling Claims.[342]
  • The report claims that the interference operation occurred “principally” on two fronts: Russian military intelligence officers hacked and leaked embarrassing Democratic Party documents, and a government-linked troll farm orchestrated a sophisticated and far-reaching social media campaign that denigrated Hillary Clinton and promoted Trump.
  • But a close examination of the report shows that none of those headline assertions are supported by the report’s evidence or other publicly available sources. They are further undercut by investigative shortcomings and the conflicts of interest of key players involved.[343]
  • The report's timeline of events appears to defy logic. According to its narrative, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced the publication of Democratic Party emails not only before he received the documents but before he even communicated with the source that provided them. There is strong reason to doubt Mueller’s suggestion that an alleged Russian cutout called Guccifer 2.0 supplied the stolen emails to Assange.
  • Mueller’s decision not to interview Assange – a central figure who claims Russia was not behind the hack – suggests an unwillingness to explore avenues of evidence on fundamental questions.
  • U.S. intelligence officials cannot make definitive conclusions about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee computer servers because they did not analyze those servers themselves. Instead, they relied on the forensics of CrowdStrike, a private contractor for the DNC that was not a neutral party, much as “Russian dossier” compiler Christopher Steele, also a DNC contractor, was not a neutral party. This puts two Democrat-hired contractors squarely behind underlying allegations in the affair – a key circumstance that Mueller ignores.
  • Further, the government allowed CrowdStrike and the Democratic Party's legal counsel to submit redacted records, meaning CrowdStrike and not the government decided what could be revealed or not regarding evidence of hacking.
  • Mueller’s report conspicuously does not allege that the Russian government carried out the social media campaign. Instead it blames, as Mueller said in his closing remarks, "a private Russian entity" known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA).
  • Mueller also falls far short of proving that the Russian social campaign was sophisticated, or even more than minimally related to the 2016 election. As with the collusion and Russian hacking allegations, Democratic officials had a central and overlooked hand in generating the alarm about Russian social media activity.
  • John Brennan, then director of the CIA, played a seminal and overlooked role in all facets of what became Mueller’s investigation: the suspicions that triggered the initial collusion probe; the allegations of Russian interference; and the intelligence assessment that purported to validate the interference allegations that Brennan himself helped generate. Yet Brennan has since revealed himself to be, like CrowdStrike and Steele, hardly a neutral party -- in fact a partisan with a deep animus toward Trump.[344]
Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, issued a heads up to loyal Democrats: "It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated." The New York Times used the Orwellian phrase, "underage women," to refer to his child victims.[345]
  • 6 July. Two-time convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein arrested on charges of sex trafficking with three dozen minors between 2002 and 2005; Epstein was an informant for Mueller's FBI.[346] Epstein is a billionaire megadonor to Democrats.
  • Maurene Comey, daughter of James Comey, is one of the prosecutors.
  • 8 July. Margot Cleveland: How Having Mueller's No. 2 Testify To Congress Will Hurt Democrats More Than Trump.[347]
  • Epoch Times: Will CIA Come Clean on Spygate?[348]
  • RAY McGOVERN: Ex-FBI, CIA Officials Draw Withering Fire on Russiagate.[349]
  • Hoft: Judicial Watch Uncovers Clinton Attorney Samuelson Interview with FBI – Indicates Hillary's Emails Were Altered and Other Crimes.[350]
  • OANN: Clinton Library Refuses to Hand Over Information on Bill Clinton's Ties to Jeffrey Epstein.</[351]
  • 9 July. CTH: DOJ Reverses Course in FARA Case – Calls Flynn “co-conspirator”, Doesn't Want Flynn Testimony – Judge Sullivan Intervenes.[352]
  • Sara Carter: Michael Flynn’s New Brief Shines Sunlight On Prosecutor’s Tactics.[353]
  • Chuck Ross: Prosecutors Reveal ‘Surprising Last-Minute Development’ In Case Against Michael Flynn’s Ex-Lobbying Partner.[354]
  • Daily Caller: Intelligence Entrepreneur Joel Zamel Speaks Out For First Time Since Mueller Investigation/[355]
  • The Federalist: New Report: Mueller Lacks Substantiating Evidence Of Russian Election Interference.[356]
  • IWB: The Justice Department's Inspector General Doesn't Need to Delay Issuing the Report on FBI Abuse of the FISA Court.[357]
  • Federal Judge Dabney Friedrich rebuked Robert Mueller and the DOJ for falsely suggesting the IRA (Internet Research Agency) and Concord Management and Company, the so-called Russian troll farms, were linked to the Russian government.[358]
  • Politico reports: Trump dossier author Steele gets 16-hour DOJ grilling.[359]
  • Paul Craig Roberts: Does Trump Have the Balls to Hold the Deep State Accountable?[360]
  • New York Magazine Intelligencer: “So Was QAnon … Right?"[361]
  • 10 July. Larry C. Johnson: Mueller Does Not Have Evidence That The IRA Was Part of Russian Government Meddling.[362]
  • Emoluments Clause Case Against Trump Dismissed.[363]
  • 11 July. DOJ Attorney Says Russian Government Had Nothing To Do With Troll Farms.[364]
  • A newly released transcript reveals details of a humiliating hearing that took place the day before Robert Mueller’s puzzling press conference.
  • 12 July. Realclearinvestigations: Isikoff Spins His Own Russian Conspiracy Theories—Again.[365]
  • 13 July. CTH: Flynn Case Highlights Multiple 2016 “Insurance Policy” Motives by DOJ and FBI Operatives.[366]
  • 14 July. Nunes warns Barr: Without prosecutions none “will trust the FBI or DOJ for generations”.[367]
  • “These are all a bunch of dirty cops”
  • Weissman was briefed on the Steele dossier in the summer of 2016
  • Weissmann’s early involvement with the chain of custody, according to legal advice Nunes received, effectively disqualified him from serving on Mueller’s team.
  • 15 July. Hoft: Developing: Obama and His Italian Friend Renzi Suspected of Spying on Trump and Using Italian State Secrecy Decree to Cover It Up.[368]
  • Lawsuit Claims Julian Assange Confirmed DNC Emails Received From Seth Rich – Not a Russian Hack.[369]
  • Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky. Although Ms. Ratner appears on Fox News, she is by no means a Republican or a conservative, and her role in the Seth Rich saga (like that of journalist Sy Hersh) obliterates the Democratic narrative.[370]
  • Billionaire Thiel: Google ‘seemingly committing treason’ with Chinese military; calls for federal investigation into spies and more.[371]
  • 16 July. Tracy Beanz: New information from Ed Butowski.[372][373]
  • Daily Caller: House Republicans Request Documents From Investigation Into Embattled Washington D.C. Democrat Jack Evans.[374]
  • 17 July. Peru Ex-President Arrested in U.S. Bizarre Clinton Foundation Connection.[375]
  • True Pundit: FBI Rocked By Public Suicide of TOP FBI Agent Who Investigated Clinton Foundation;[376] New York Post: FBI agent brother to cop accused of murder-for-hire plot, dead by suicide: sources.[377]
  • 18 July. Margot Cleveland: Here’s Your Guide To The Latest Wild Developments With Michael Flynn.[378]
  • “You are asking my client to lie,” Michael Flynn’s new defense attorney Sidney Powell charged in a contentious June meeting with federal prosecutors. Flynn would continue to cooperate with prosecutors, Powell stressed, but he could not provide the testimony the government sought at the July trial of Flynn Intel Group (FIG) co-founder Bijan Rafiekian, “because it is not true.”
  • Soon after, the government filed a motion in Rafiekian’s case, branding Flynn a co-conspirator and informing the court that Flynn would no longer testify against his former business partner.
  • Margot Cleveland: Judge Orders Ethics Training For Michael Flynn’s Former Lawyers.[379]
  • 19 July. Margot Cleveland: Latest Development In Flynn Case Proves Special Counsel Was A Cover For Taking Down Trump.[380]
  • George Nader, key Mueller witness and informant in the Russia probe, indicted on child pornography charges.[381]
  • 21 July. CTH: IMPORTANT – Video Confirms Butowsky Lawsuit Claim: Julian Assange Told Ellen Ratner DNC Emails Received From Seth Rich – Not a Russian Hack.[382]
  • CTH: Bizarre Status of Flynn Partner Trial – FARA Prosecution in Tenuous Disposition.[383]
  • Hoft: Update: Obama Deep State Spy Stephan Halper Was Paid Over $1.05 Million — His Work Spying on Trump Officials Went Well Into 2017/[384]
  • 22 July. Paul Sperry: Justice Dept. Watchdog Has Evidence Comey Probed Trump, on the Sly.[385]
  • Politico: Trump met with Nunes to talk intel chief replacements.[386]
  • Sundance: IG Report Delay, Declassification and Investigative Timeline.[387]
  • John Solomon Outlines More Documented DOJ Corruption by Special Counsel Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.[388]
  • WaPo: Shokin was fired because of efforts to investigate Burisma Holdings and Hunter Biden.
"the activities of Burisma, the involvement of his son, Hunter Biden, and the [prosecutor general’s office] investigators on his tail, are the only, I emphasize, the only motives for organizing my resignation.”[389]
  • 23 July. John Solomon: How Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann's offer to an oligarch could boomerang on DOJ.[390]
  • Andrew Weissmann offered to drop fabricated charges in their entirety if Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash would lie under oath saying Trump was being financed by Russia.
  • Pelosi issues 6 page Mueller Blitz DNC/media talking points.[391]
  • Statement by Sidney Powell, attorney for Michael Flynn, on the Bijan Rafiekian case.[392]
  • RAY McGOVERN: A Non-Hack That Raised Hillary’s Hackles.[393]
  • IWB: Mueller, Meddling and the Routing of the Russia-Gate Narrative.[394]
  • Mueller’s conclusion was held up by two tent poles:
  • 1) A Russian oligarch purchased facebook ads, and,
  • 2) Russia hacked the DNC servers.
  • 1) In early 2018, Mueller sold a DC grand jury on producing indictments against a Russian outfit called the Internet Research Agency and its parent company Concord Management, owned by Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin for the so-called election meddling. The indictment was celebrated as a huge coup at the time by the likes of CNN and The New York Times, styled as a silver bullet in the heart of the Trump presidency. But the indicted parties were all in Russia, and could not be extradited, and there was zero expectation that any actual trial would ever take place — leaving Mueller & Co. off-the-hook for proving their allegations.
  • To the great surprise of Mr. Mueller and his “team,” Mr. Prigozhin hired some American lawyers to defend his company in court. Smooth move. It automatically triggered the discovery process, by which the accused is entitled to see the evidence that prosecutors hold. It turned out that Mr. Mueller’s team had no evidence that the Russian government was involved with the Facebook pranks. This annoyed Judge Friedrich, who ordered Mr. Mueller and his lawyers to desist making public statements about Concord and IRA’s alleged “sweeping and systemic” collusion with Russia, and threatened legal sanctions if they did.
  • 2) But the other tentpole of the two-year-plus inquisition has also collapsed: the allegation that Russian intel hacked the DNC servers. It’s now a matter of public record that the DNC servers were never examined by federal officials. They were purportedly scrutinized by a DNC contractor called CrowdStrike, co-founded by Russian Dimitri Alperovitch, an adversary of Vladimir Putin, active in US-based anti-Putin lobbying and PR. CrowdStrike’s “draft” report on their review of the server was laughably incomplete, and the Mueller team’s lawyers took no steps to validate it.
  • It would be interesting to hear Robert Mueller’s explanation for how come US computer forensic experts were never dispatched to take possession of the DNC servers.
  • 24 July. Mueller bombs in House testimony.
  • Former FBI deputy assistant director Terry Turchie says the hearing confirmed a hostile intelligence operation was mounted against Trump.[395]
  • Jeffrey Epstein put on suicide watch.
  • 25 July. Trump-Zelenskyy phone call.The regime installed by the Victoria Nuland[396] and the Obama administration in 2014 was defeated in parliamentary elections four days earlier. President Trump was calling President Zelenskyy to congratulate him on the victory and map out cooperation fighting corruption and international criminal conspiracies on both sides of the Atlantic.
The President: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance, but they say a lot of it started with Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.

President Zelenskyy: Yes it is very important for me and everything that you just mentioned earlier. For me as a President, it is very important and we are open for any future cooperation. We are ready to open a new page on cooperation in relations between the United States and Ukraine. For that purpose, I just recalled our ambassador from United States and he will be replaced by a very competent and very experienced ambassador who will work hard on making sure that our two nations are getting closer. I would also like and hope to see him having your trust and your confidence and have personal relations with you so we can cooperate even more so. I will personally tell you that one of my assistants spoke with Mr. Giuliani just recently and we are hoping very much that Mr. Giuliani will be able to travel to Ukraine and we will meet once he comes to Ukraine. I just wanted to assure you once again that you have nobody but friends around us. I will make sure that I surround myself with the best and most experienced people. I also wanted to tell you that we are friends. We are great friends and you Mr. President have friends in our country so we can continue our strategic partnership. I also plan to surround myself with great people and in addition to that investigation, I guarantee as the President of Ukraine that all the investigations will be done openly and candidly. That I can assure you.
The President: Good because I heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that’s really unfair. A lot of people are talking about that, the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved. Mr. Giuliani is a highly respected man. He was the mayor of New York City, a great mayor, and I would like him to call you. I will ask him to call you along with the Attorney General. Rudy very much knows what's happening and he is a very capable guy. If you could speak to him that would be great. The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news so I just want to let you know that. The other thing, There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that she stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it... It sounds horrible to me.
President Zelenskyy: I wanted to tell you about the prosecutor. First of all I understand and I'm knowledgeable about the situation. Since we have won the absolute majority in our Parliament, the next prosecutor general will be 100% my person, my candidate, who will be approved by the parliament and will start as a new prosecutor in September. He or she will look into the situation, specifically to the company that you mentioned in this issue. The issue of the investigation of the case is actually the issue of making sure to restore the honesty so we will take care of that and will work on the investigation of the case. On top of that, I would kindly ask you if you have any additional information that you can provide to us, it would be very helpful for the investigation to make sure that we administer justice in our country with regard to the Ambassador to the United States from Ukraine as far I as I recall her name was Ivanovich. It was great that you were the first one who told me that she was a bad ambassador because I agree with you 100%. Her attitude towards me was far from the best as she admired the previous President and she was on his side. She would not accept me as a new President well enough.

The President: Well, she's going to go through some things. I will have Mr. Giuliani to give you a call and I am also going to have Attorney General Barr call and we will get to the bottom of it. I'm sure you will figure it out. I heard the prosecutor was treated very badly and he was a very fair prosecutor so good luck with everything.
"assist in purportedly uncovering that allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election originated in Ukraine , with a specific request that the Ukrainian leader locate and turn over servers used by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and examined by the U.S. cyber security firm Crowdstrike."[397]
  • Barr reinstates death penalty;[398] peripheral figures in the Deep State coup plot begin coming forward to Horowitz and Durham.
  • Joe di Genova: "John Brennan was the tip of the spear. This was his conspiracy from day one. John Brennan, don’t forget that name. He’s at the end of this entire, he’s at the beginning of the entire conspiracy."[399]
  • Attorney for Maria Butina writes Durham and Horowitz regarding Patrick Byrne, CEO of[400]
  • Byrne had an intimate relationship with the Russian gun right’s activist and libertarian, Maria Butina. Byrne has a low level security clearance related to work at[401] and the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Byrne first met Butina at Freedom Fest 2015. Byrne reported the encounter with the FBI in July 2015 after his first meeting with Butina. FBI encouraged Byrne to maintain contact with Butina and an explicit “green light” to meet with her.
  • Byrne informed the FBI that Maria’s behavior and interaction with him was inconsistent with her being a foreign agent and more likely an idealist and age-appropriate peace activist.
  • At some point prior to the 2016 election, when Byrne’s contact with Maria diminished or ceased, the government asked and encouraged him to renew contact with her and he did so, continuing to inform the government of her activities. Byrne states he was informed by government agents that his pursuit and involvement with Maria (and concomitant surveillance of her) was requested and directed from the highest levels of the FBI and intelligence community.”
  • As Byrne became more and more convinced that Maria was what she said she was—an inquisitive student in favor of better U.S.-Russian relations—and not an agent of the Russian government or someone involved in espionage or illegal activities. He states he conveyed these thoughts and the corroborating facts and observations about Maria to the government.”
  • Byrne met twice with DOJ attorneys in April, 2019 giving a total of seven hours of interviews on the separate occasions.
  • FBI denied it had any Brady material -exculpatory information – that the bureau may have collected from Byrne on Butina during the trial. FBI denied it had any information regarding Byrne and Butina’s relationship.
  • Byrne’s decision to come forward happened after watching what transpired between the FBI, the intelligence community and the probe into President Trump’s campaign over the past several years. “It was something I knew I had to do,” he told this reporter. “Those running the operation were not honest and in the end I realized I was being used in some sort of soft coup.”
  • in 2005. Byrne launched a massive campaign against hedge fund market manipulation and the possibility they were going to crash Wall Street (see Naked Short Selling). Some financial giants, along with members of the media (see Wikipedia#Wordbomb Saga), were chomping at the bit to destroy him, he recalled. It wasn’t until the market crashed in 2008 and he won his battle in court that those enemies backed off.
  • Joe di Genova: The Durham investigation has caused "people to flock back to Horowitz to correct their testimony," extending Inspector General Horowitz's FISA abuse investigation.[402]
  • di Genova and Toensing: Mifsud has been interviewed by Horowitz and Durham.
  • Chuck Ross: Prosecutors Reveal New Child Sex Allegations Against Key Mueller Witness.[403]
  • CTH: Comey Memo Update: DOJ Requests More Time to Respond – More Effort to Block Release.[404]
  • 26 July. New York Times Samuel Moyn, Yale law professor Op-ed: The Mueller Fantasy Comes Crashing Down.[405]
  • “In the hours and days after Mr. Mueller gave his opening statement before the House Judiciary Committee it became clear how tenaciously many liberals and progressives are clinging to fantasy.”
  • Margot Cleveland: Mueller’s Ignorance Of Fusion GPS Proves His Investigation Was A Sham.[406][407]
  • Hemingway And Harsanyi: Does Robert Mueller Know What’s In His Own Report?[408]
  • Senate Intel Panel Releases First Chapter of Report Into Russian Interference – Says No Votes Were Changed.[409]
  • DOJ’s Russia probe review focusing on 'smoking gun' tapes of meeting with Trump aide: sources.[410]
  • Sara Carter: Russia Probe Twist: A Billion Dollar CEO, A Convicted Russian Agent And The FBI.[411]
  • Now they tell us: Story says Mueller was hands off, short on stamina.[412]
  • Mike Adams: The Robert Mueller IMPLOSION: It’s time for Barr and Trump to prosecute the deep state traitors, or the American people will never regain any faith in the justice system.[413]
  • 27 July. Trump Reveals He Gave Attorney General Bill Barr Authority to Release Declassified Spygate Documents to Devin Nunes.[414]
  • THE UPDATED LIST: 130 Times the FBI, DOJ and/or Mueller Gang “Deviated from Standard Practice” or Committed Crimes in Efforts to Exonerate Hillary and Indict President Trump.[415]
  • Papadopoulos tweets: "Senior democrats are in Italy today after Obama, Putin visited and Salvini was in DC. Lots of activity for little Italy. You know why Italy has all of a sudden become so popular among the great powers? Mifsud was working on behalf of Italian spy agencies and then farmed out."[416]
  • 28 July. Ratcliffe nominated to replace of Coats as DNI.[417]
  • John Ratcliffe: Sad But True… Mueller Report was Written by Hillary Clinton’s De Facto Legal Team.[418]
  • Bartiromo to Devin Nunes: “Who is the mastermind behind all of this?”[419]
  • Brennan Visited Europe in November 2016 After US Presidential Election.[420]
  • Papadopoulos Reveals Suspicious Businessman Who Gave Him $10,000 Is Deep State CIA Asset.[421]
  • Barr's Russiagate Origin Probe Pivots To 'Smoking Gun' Tapes With Exculpatory Evidence.[422]
  • Update: Attkisson v. DOJ and FBI for government computer intrusions.[423]
  • 29 July. Comey is Under Investigation – John Huber Investigating Comey Memos – Memos Possibly to be Released This Week.[424]
  • Joe diGenova: “Declassified documents will be released this week … by Wednesday” (July 31st).[425][426]
  • Thomas Paine: FBI Braces for Durham’s First Intel Drop; ‘No One Is Safe’.[427]
  • 7 Times Robert Mueller Played Dumb Before Congress For Partisan Advantage.[428]
  • Soft Coup and Impeachment Crew React to Removal of Dan Coats.[429]
  • Brennan Spooked After Deep State DNI Chief Dan Coats Resigns – Attacks Ratcliffe as “Servile Trump Loyalist”.[430]
  • WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: The Weissmann Witch Hunt.[431]
  • Russia collusion hoax COLLAPSES following Robert Mueller’s disastrous “testimony”.[432]
Coup plotter Mark Zaid tweets, "We will get rid of him."
  • 30 July. Clinton appointed judge rules Russia was not in collusion with Wikileaks.[433]
  • DNC emails published by Wikileaks were legally published.[434]
  • Why the Mystery of Russiagate Hinges on the Mystery of Joseph Mifsud.[435]
  • John Solomon: Chris Wray's FBI continues to cover for Team Comey's Russia shenanigans.[436]
  • Ousting of DNI Dan Coats is Start of Major Trump Shake-Up to Rock Intelligence Community.[437]
  • The Economist: Jeffrey Epstein Will be Killed in Jail.[438]
  • 31 July. Two FBI Agents Picked Up Comey Memos From His House Day Before Senate Testimony.[439]
  • Likely Strzok and Pientka.
  • CTH: Reconciling John Solomon’s Reporting on Comey.[440]
  • Interview with Ed Butowsky.[441]
  • Guardian: Secret McCabe Texts With MI-5 Counterpart Emerge, Spotlighting UK's Early Role In 'Russiagate'.[442][443]
  • CTH: The Crossover – China Views Lack of ‘Spygate’ Accountability as Evidence of Trump’s Weakness.[444]

August 2019

  • 1 August. Report: DOJ IG Referred James Comey For Criminal Prosecution For Leaking Classified Information.[445]
  • RAY McGOVERN: DNI Nominee Intent on Getting to Bottom of Russiagate.[446]
  • 2 August. Uniparty-dominated SSCI kills Ratcliffe DNI nomination. Deep State wants an insider, not an outside reformer, as intelligence community head.
  • SSCI was complicit in the coup attempt.
  • Coats resignation and Ratcliffe's nomination was due to the IC's non-compliance with President Trump's declassification order of May 23, 2019 to Attorney General William Barr. The declassification order put the DNI beneath the Attorney General. Coats has not complied with the order to produce documents from John Brennan's CIA exposing CIA's role in 2016 election interference and the subsequent coup plot.
  • Rosenstein wants Coat's flunky, DNI deputy Sue Gordon to hold the line in stonewalling the Presidential declassification Executive Order, preventing transparency and reform.[447]
  • DOJ Files Motion to Block Court Order Forcing Release of “Archey Declarations” (Comey Memos).[448]
  • Nunes: I believe James Comey will be held accountable.[449]
  • “My Testimony in Front of Senate Should be Interesting” – Papadopoulos Fires Warning Shot at Jim Comey and Conspiracy Peddlers at Washington Post.[450]
  • Consortiumnews: WATCH: CN Live! Kim Dotcom, Bill Binney, Mike Gravel.[451]
  • 3 August. Rod Rosenstein Contacted Mueller About Special Counsel 14 Hours After Comey Fired.[452]
  • 4 August. Maria Bartiromo interview with Trey Gowdy.[453]
  • FITTON:GIANT Week: FBI Will Produce Bruce Ohr 302 reports on his contacts with Clinton-DNC-FBI spy Christopher Steele to Judicial Watch by Thursday.[454]
  • 5 August. DECLASSIFIED: Why the Mifsud Story Matters.[455]
  • Barr Has Far Bigger Things To Prosecute James Comey For Than Leaking Memos.[456]
  • Russiagate Comes to Italy.[457]
  • 6 August. Judge Paves Road to Trial for Ex-Obama Counsel.[458]
  • federal judge refused Tuesday to block the trial of Greg Craig, former White House counsel to President Barack Obama, on charges that he misled the government about his work on a secret Ukrainian government campaign linked to Paul Manafort.
  • the ruling sustains the allegation that Craig willfully lied to the Justice Department to avoid registering as a foreign agent.
  • The government’s allegations, arising from the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, involve Craig’s private-sector work in 2012 with the law firm Skadden Arps.
  • Federal prosecutors accuse Craig of lying about his role in developing a report in collaboration with Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, to calm public backlash against the Ukrainian government over the arrest of Orange Revolution leader Yulia Tymoshenko in 2012. “In or about early 2012, in the face of the international criticism regarding Tymoshenko’s trial, Ukraine engaged the law firm and Craig, as lead partner, to conduct an independent inquiry into whether, under Western standards of justice, Tymoshenko had received a fair trial, and to prepare a report based on that inquiry.”
  • Judge Amy Berman Jackson also oversaw the prosecution of Manafort, lightly veiled in the indictment as the lobbyist Craig worked with on the Tymoshenko report. “Ukraine planned to deploy the report as part of a strategy headed by an American lobbyist whom Ukraine had employed to, among other things, improve Ukraine’s international public image,” the indictment continues.:*Prior to joining the Trump campaign, Manafort acted as a lobbyist for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
  • Former Manafort associate Rick Gates is set to testify against Craig next week, with federal prosecutors indicating that he will be swiftly sentenced following his cooperation.
  • “Defendant cannot support a contention that he was ‘singled out for prosecution from among others similarly situated;’ at least three others have been charged with making false statements to the Department of Justice or the Special Counsel’s Office with respect to work done in connection with the Ukraine,” the judge’s order states.
  • Judge Jackson's Ruling
  • Sara Carter: Peter Strzok Sues FBI For Reinstatement Claiming ‘Unrelenting Pressure’ From Trump.[459]
  • Judicial Watch obtains records of 14 referrals of FBI employees for leaking classified information.[460]
  • PATRICK LAWRENCE: Finally Time for DNC Email Evidence.[461]
Mueller may have perjured himself before Congress in his sworn testimony with an untruthful answer about why he held an earlier press briefing.
  • court documents suggest Mueller may have made his May 29 press conference as damage control after a federal judge threatened to hold the Mueller team in criminal contempt of court over what she called misleading language in the Mueller Report about Russian government interference in the 2016 election. Under oath before Congress, Mueller denied the judge’s action had anything to do with the May 29 press conference.
  • In the the May 29 press conference, Mueller stressed that the Russians he indicted were “private” entities and "presumed innocent." Mueller didn’t tell the country that the day before, Judge Dabney Friedrich: ordered Mueller to stop overstating evidence of Kremlin-directed interference.
  • On May 28, Judge Friedrich called attorneys prosecuting the case into her courtroom for a closed hearing. Friedrich agreed with one defendant’s claims that Mueller had overstated the evidence when he implied in the Mueller Report to Congress that the trolls were controlled by the Russian government and that the social media operations they conducted during the 2016 presidential campaign were directed by Moscow. News organizations had seized on the highly suggestive wording in his report to report they were part of a Kremlin-run operation. Concerned that the Mueller Report could prejudice a jury and jeopardize the defendants' right to a fair trial, Friedrich ordered the special prosecutor to stop making such claims and “to minimize the prejudice moving forward” — or face sanction.
  • “The government shall refrain from making or authorizing any public statement that links the alleged conspiracy in the indictment to the Russian government. Willful failure to do so in the future will result in the initiation of contempt proceedings.”
  • The judge explained that Mueller’s report improperly referred to the defendants’ “social media operations” as one of “two principal interference operations in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections” carried out by the Russian government. She also pointed out that he also referred to their Internet trolling as “active measures” — a term of art that typically includes operations conducted by Russian intelligence to influence international affairs. She said this was a departure from the government’s original February 2018 indictment, which “does not link the defendants to the Russian government" and “alleges only private conduct by private actors."
  • Friedrich further directed the prosecution to make clear that its allegations are simply that and “remain unproven.” She also admonished Mueller’s team from expressing "an opinion on the defendant’s guilt or innocence."
  • The next day, May 29, Mueller's statement at the Department of Justice press podium apparently mollified the judge. In a recently unsealed July 1 opinion, Friedrich wrote that Mueller had “demonstrated” the government had complied with her order with his statements to the media. “In delivering his remarks the special counsel carefully distinguished between the efforts by 'Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military' and the efforts detailed ‘in a separate indictment’ by ‘a private [italics in original] Russian entity engaged in a social media operation where Russian citizens [italics in original] posed as Americans in order to interfere in the election.’”
  • Mueller's hastily assembled press briefing room headed off a public rebuke by the judge hearing one of the signature indictments of Mueller’s 22-month investigation.
  • When Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee on July 24 Rep. Tom McClintock asked him about the may 29 press conference, pressing him on whether the real reason he called it was to “retroactively” soften allegations he made in his report to comply with Judge Friedrich's demands a day earlier. In spite of documentary evidence suggesting otherwise, Mueller flatly stated that the court order had nothing to do with his calling the news conference, implying that the timing was just a coincidence.
  • U.S. vs. Concord Management, Memorandum, Opinion and Order, July 1, 2019.
  • Sara Carter: Top FBI Deputy Assistant Director Who Leaked To Media Revealed: DOJ Declined Prosecution.[463]
The FISA court ruled the Obama administration's improper access of FISA data granted to contractors "seems to have been the result of deliberate decision making."
  • 9 August. Judicial Watch obtains 12 Bruce Ohr 302 interviews.[464]
  • Andrew McCabe Files Federal Civil Lawsuit Against DOJ and FBI – Claims Trump Carried Out “Unconstitutional Plan” Against Him.[465]
  • Trump Announces Departure of Deputy DNI Sue Gordon – Former Admiral Joseph Maguire Will Serve as Acting DNI.[466]
  • Maguire comes from his current position as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). The NCTC was first organized by John Brennan, and is suspected that this part of the intelligence apparatus ties directly into the 2015/2016 FISA abuse. This is laid out in the 99-page opinion from FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer who also noted that none of this FISA abuse was accidental in a footnote on page 87: “deliberate decisionmaking“: This specific footnote, if declassified, would be key. Note the phrase: “([redacted] access to FBI systems was the subject of an interagency memorandum of understanding entered into [redacted])”, this sentence has the potential to expose an internal decision; withheld from congress and the FISA court by the Obama administration; that outlines a process for access and distribution of surveillance data. Note: “no notice of this practice was given to the FISC until 2016“, that is important.[467]
  • This was a weaponized surveillance and domestic political spying operation. The trail was laid down in specific detail by Judge Collyer.[468]
SSCI vice-chair Mark Warner discussing Deep State coup with Deripaska and Steele's attorney, Adam Waldman.
  • Trump tells reporters "we’re dealing with the [ SSCI ] committee and Senator Burr."[469]
  • In the March 2017 text message you can see SSCI vice chair Sen. Mark Warner attempting to set up covert “no paper trail” communication with dossier author Christopher Steele. Adam Waldman represented Chris Steele and Steele’s employer, Oleg Deripaska. Less than a month later Steele is in direct contact with Dan Jones. “[Chris] said Dan Jones is coming to see you” etc.
  • Dan Jones raised $50 million from those who were behind the 2016 stop Trump effort, and the purpose was now the 2017 removal effort. Jones having left Sen Dianne Feinstein's staff on the SSCI (now outside govt.) then paid Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS to keep up their efforts. Jones was now talking in person (“coming to see you”) to SSCI Vice-Chair Mark Warner in April 2017.
  • The role of Fusion-GPS in 2017 shifted, and was now weighted toward feeding a specific media narrative that would aid impeachment through the FBI, Andrew Weissmann and Mueller obstruction theory.
  • The SSCI was heavily involved in the impeachment effort after the election. Secondary documentation of the connection between the DOJ, FBI, Fusion, and Dan Jones shows up in the FBI investigative 302 notes of Bruce Ohr, May 8th, 2017, interview – pg 18, 19 of pdf. Bruce Ohr is talking about Dan Jones efforts as they were currently aligned with Fusion GPS: “and had been on the staff of the [Senate Intelligence Committee]”…. “At the time of the interview [Jones] was working with the [Vice Chairman of the Committee Mark Warner]”.[470]
  • Twitchy:‘It’s like they’re trying to get out in FRONT of something’: Timing around McCabe and Strzok’s lawsuits against govt. very telling.[471] Posturing to claim Durham indictments are political payback.
  • Margot Cleveland: Here’s Your Guide To Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s Lawsuit Demanding His Job Back.[472]
  • DECLASSIFIED: Did Brennan Perjure Himself in Denying Use of Steele Dossier?[473][474]
  • Brennan’s Role In Russia Collusion Hoax Becomes Clearer.[475]
  • 10 August. Jeffrey Epstein dead in his jail cell a day after unsealed pedophiliac allegations against Bill Clinton, Bill Richardson, and other global elite socialists and Democrats made public.[476]
  • Spygate Indictments Coming, Says Former Intelligence Operative Tony Shaffer.[477]
  • 11 August. Sara Carter: Two Tiered System Of Justice: Top FBI Officials Escape Prosecution, While Others Pay Heavy Price.[478]
Deep State informant Eric Ciaramella, an alleged second-hand hearsay "whistleblower."
  • 12 August. Court orders unredacted Comey Diaries to be made public.[479]
  • The Comey Diaries are a roadmap of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation of Donald Trump, including names of sources.
  • Deep State informant Eric Ciaramella files alleged third party "whistleblower" complaint.
  • Bruce Ohr relayed at least four dubious claims to the FBI that he received from Christopher Steele and Glenn Simpson.[480]
  • Sara Carter: Overstock CEO Turned Over Docs To DOJ ‘on FBI’s Russian and Hillary Clinton Probes’.[481]
  • Patrick Byrne: 2016 FBI Activity Was “Political Espionage”.[482]
  • Consortiumnews: Russiagate is Dead, but for the Political Establishment, it is Still the New 42.[483]
  • Greg Craig trial begins.[484]
  • Jeffrey Epstein Attorney: He Was Concerned For His Life.[485]
  • RealClearInvestigations: Victoria Nuland Tells All on Steele Dossier ... Not.[487]
  • Sara Carter: Exclusive: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ.[488]
  • 14 August. Adam Lovinger cleared.[489]
  • CTH: Comey Memo FOIA Update: CNN Files Motion Demanding Immediate Production – DOJ Says 60 Days.[490]
  • Katie Pavlich: Judicial Watch Finds Documents Showing Fusion GPS Working Directly With Obama's DOJ to Frame Trump.[491]
  • Grassley, Johnson Release Investigative Findings on Alleged Hack of Clinton’s Server by China.[492]
  • Finance Committee and Homeland Security Majority Staff letter to Sens. Grassley and Johnson.[493]
  • Staff from the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s office (ICIG) witnessed efforts by senior Obama State Department officials to downplay the volume of classified emails that transited former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized server. The revelations corroborate concerns raised early in the email classification review that State Department officials sought to use lower-level FOIA exemptions to prevent the release of emails that other experts deemed to be classified.
  • The classified interview was conducted jointly by staff for then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in December 2018. Staff for the committees’ ranking Democrats, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), also participated in the interview, which stemmed from news reports in August 2018 that China may have been able to hack the server. To investigate the allegations, committee staff interviewed Frank Rucker and Jeanette McMillian of the ICIG. Rucker was tasked in 2015 with protecting classified intelligence community equities during the State Department’s FOIA review of the server’s contents. He alerted the FBI to suspicious activity on the server that may have been evidence of an intrusion.
  • Paul Combetta, who administered the server and used software designed to prevent forensic recovery while deleting Clinton’s emails, refused to cooperate with the Justice Department Inspector General (DOJ IG) and Congress.[494]
  • Documents Show Hillary’s Server Was Compromised, Emails Forwarded To Chinese Email Account.[495]
  • Senate Judiciary Committee released documents that contain information that verifies Clinton had all her emails copied and forwarded to a Chinese companies' email account in real time.
  • Paul Combetta created "" on August 20, 2012. He used it to transfer all of Clinton's emails to the PRN server in early 2014.[496]
  • every email sent and received on Clinton’s home brew server was copied to an email address registered to the Chinese company named Carter Heavy Industries.
  • Clinton deliberately put emails on an unsecured server were all being sent to CarterHeavyIndustries [CHI] email account, and then forwarded from there to a [Platte River Networks] PRN server.
  • Jeannette McMillian, an attorney for the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), told Congress that this email with the name of a Chinese company appeared to serve as a "live dropbox" for all of Clinton's emails. McMillian told Congress that the Carter Heavy Industries email address in the Clinton-email metadata was set up to receive a copy of every email sent and received as they were sent, even if the intended addressee was different.
  • Strzok ignored Chinese anomaly on Clinton server. Frank Rucker, the ICIG investigator, and Jeanette McMillian, an ICIG attorney, told the FBI about the anomaly on Hillary Clinton's email server on February 18, 2016, at a meeting which included Peter Strzok, who had just taken over as the section chief heading the investigation. Rucker told Congress that Strzok was “aloof and dismissive” and didn’t ask many questions.[497]
  • Son of the Clintons’ pastor, Paul Wogaman, worked for the ICIG at the time and is suspected of leaking. Wogeman is now employed in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.[498]
  • Intelligence Community Inspector General investigators harassed and threatened. Strange Jeep Followed ICIG Investigators Probing Hillary Email Scandal – Investigator’s House Broken Into, Computers Stolen, Trash Rummaged Through. [499]
  • Obama’s White House ran the Weiner laptop investigation.[500]
Nellie Ohr (left) and Christopher Steele (right) collaborated on the Clinton-Steele dossier. Nellie Ohr is the wife of Obama Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr. Steele is a foreign citizen hired by Hillary Clinton to influence the outcome of the 2016 election and affect the removal of a sitting president.
  • Project Veritas releases video on Google whistleblower Zach Vorheis and Google's harassment and intimidation of Vorheis.[502]
  • 15 August. Jeff Carlson: FBI Documents Detailing Bruce Ohr Conversations Shed New Light on Spygate Scandal.[503]
  • Hoft: SMOKING GUN!….. SHOCKING FOIA DOCUMENT Shows FBI Agreed to Cover Up and Ignore All Hillary Crimes in Its 2016 Investigation.[504]
  • on June 20, 2016 the FBI signed off on a deal with Hillary Clinton’s attorney’s that gave Hillary’s team the right to destroy computers and emails. It also gave immunity to all of the people on Hillary’s team that participated in obstruction of justice.
  • On that same day, Jim Comey signed off on a separate memo that decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton. The fix was in more than a month before Jim Comey appeared on camera to try to explain why he was not recommending prosecution of Hillary for putting Top Secret information on her unclassified server.
  • 16 August. DECLASSIFIED: Who Read Clinton's Emails?[505]
  • OAN: FBI ignored warnings about Clinton server.:[506]
  • Larry C. Johnson: The Unraveling of the Failed Coup to Take Out Trump.[507]
  • Judicial Watch: Nellie Ohr Claimed She Wasn’t Involved w/ Trump Targeting—New #SpyGate Docs Show SHE DID.[508]
  • 17 August. Chuck Ross: FEC Chief Supported Russia-NRA Campaign Finance Probe Based Solely On ‘Vague’ News Article.[509]
  • FEC Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat, acknowledged she supported investigating possible Russian funding for the National Rifle Association based solely on an anonymously-sourced McClatchy news article published in January 18, 2018 (see Maria Butina FARA case).
  • The Mueller Report found not Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
  • FusionGPS funneled false information to McClatchy and the FBI.
  • After Trump’s election victory, Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele began working with a non-profit group called The Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP).
  • Daniel Jones, the TDIP founder, told the FBI during a March 2017 interview that he had received $50 million in funding from a small group of New York and California billionaires to continue an investigation into Russian meddling and Trump.
  • Jones said that one task for his group was to provide information to lawmakers, law enforcement agencies, and the media.
  • TDIP paid Fusion GPS more than $3.3 million in 2017. The group paid Steele another $250,000.
  • New York Times board member apologizes for Jeffrey Epstein ties.[510]
  • 18 August. Assisted Suicide Avoidance – John Brennan Intel Asset Joseph Mifsud “Gave Audio Tape Deposition Before Going Into Hiding”.[511]
  • John Solomon: According to Mifsud attorney Stephan Roh, Joseph Mifsud admitted to being a western intelligence asset who was part of a CIA intelligence “operation” against candidate Donald Trump in March 2016.
  • an audio-taped deposition exists from Joseph Mifsud prior to going into hiding after the 2016 Presidential election. From the description it sounds like Mifsud anticipated his assisted suicide and recorded a deposition as leverage against his unwanted demise.
  • What Solomon describes aligns with the CIA purposefully leaking the details about Mifsud to the Washington Post on July 1st, 2019.
  • against a backdrop of looming revelations about the intelligence community and their activity in the 2016 election; suddenly The Washington Post, out of nowhere, pushed an article intended to diffuse the issues around western intelligence asset Joseph Mifsud.
WaPo:"The Maltese-born academic has not surfaced publicly since that October 2017 interview, days after Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about details of the irinteractions. Among them, Papadopoulos told investigators, was an April 2016 meeting in which Mifsud alerted him that the Russians had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails.”
The conversation between Mifsud and Papadopoulos, eventually relayed by an Australian diplomat to U.S. government officials, was cited by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as the event that set in motion the FBI probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
With Attorney General William P. Barr’s review of the counterintelligence investigation underway, the origins of the inquiry itself are now in the spotlight — and with them, the role of Mifsud."
  • Lindsey Graham says Horowitz FISA report will be 'ugly and damning' for DOJ.[512]
  • 19 August. CTH: Assisted Suicide Avoidance – John Brennan Intel Asset Joseph Mifsud “Gave Audio Tape Deposition Before Going Into Hiding”.[513]
  • Public interest in the Mueller report is already fading as the media shifts narratives to help defeat President Trump.[515]
  • 21 August. Epoch Times: Focus in Spygate Scandal Shifts to CIA, Former Director Brennan.[516][517]
  • Epoch Times: Mifsud’s Lawyer: Former Italian Minister Nudged Mifsud to Introduce Trump’s Aide to Russians.[518]
  • America First with Sebastian Gorka: Obamagate: The biggest scandal in our history. 3 hours on the plot to subvert Donald Trump.[519]
  • A federal court ordered a hearing for Thursday, August 22, 2019, on the Clinton email issue. On December 6, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers and Clinton aides to be deposed or answer written questions under oath. The court ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”
  • The court ordered discovery into three specific areas: whether Secretary Clinton’s email use of a private email server was intended to stymie FOIA; whether the State Department’s intent to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and whether the State Department has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s request. Judicial Watch deposed nearly a dozen witnesses and will seek addition witnesses and documents from the court, including the deposition of Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills, her chief of staff at State and personal lawyer who directed the destruction of 33,000 State Department Clinton emails. Lawyers for Clinton and Mills are expected at the hearing Thursday.[521]
  • Heather Samuelson, Clinton’s White House liaison at the State Department, and later Clinton’s personal lawyer, admitted under oath that she was granted immunity by the Department of Justice in June 2016.
  • In the interrogatory responses of E.W. (Bill) Priestap, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, he stated that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President.
  • Jacob “Jake” Sullivan, Clinton’s senior advisor and deputy chief of staff when she was secretary of state, testified that both he and Clinton used her unsecure non-government email system to conduct official State Department business.
  • Laura Loomer Wins Appeal, Will Face Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple In DC Circuit Court Of Appeals Over Censorship.[522]
Adam Schiff travels to Ukraine the week of August 23 to August 31. While in Ukraine on the taxpayer dime digging up dirt from foreigners on his enemies to influence the 2020 election, Schiff tweets on August 28 about Trump and Giuliani, kicking off Deep State coup 2.0 (Impeachment 1.0).
  • 22 August. Comey FBI Willfully Ignored “Highly Classified” Hillary Clinton Emails.[523]
  • Overstock CEO Resigns Amid Fallout Over ‘Deep State’ Comments.[524]
  • Sidney Powell letter to Adam Schiff in response to June9, 2019 HPSCI subpoena.[525]
  • 23 August. Adam Schiff travels to Ukraine 8/23 - 8/31.
  • Details Behind Patrick Byrne Allegations of FBI “Political Espionage”.[526]
  • Patrick Byrne: Brace for Re-entry.[527]
  • CTH: Bill Barr’s Test – U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu Punts McCabe Indictment Decision Back to Main Justice.[528][529]
  • CTH: Request for Stay – DOJ Stalls For More Time Before Forced Production of Comey Memos.[530]
  • 27 August. Joe DiGenova: "IG Horowitz has Concluded ALL FOUR FISA Warrants to Spy on Trump Campaign and Administration Were Illegal".[531]
  • Benjamin Wittes: ”You should thus expect charges against McCabe to be forthcoming any day. And if such charges don’t happen, that doesn’t mean they weren’t planned but, rather, that some extrinsic event has intervened”[532]
  • CTH: DOJ Stall Succeeds – Comey Memo/Archey Declaration Update – Expect Nothing Until After October 11th.[533]

  • 28 August. Impeachment 1.0: While in Ukraine, Adam Schiff tweets about Trump, Giuliani and holding back funding pending assistance with political opponents.[534]
  • Byron York: Justice Department inspector general has done separate report on James Comey.[535]
  • Joe diGenova Discusses Upcoming IG Report on James Comey.[536]
  • 29 August. Report of Investigation of Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's Disclosure of Sensitive Investigative Information and Handling of Certain Memoranda.[537]
Under James Comey the FBI returned to the use of sexual innuendo and domestic spying on political opponents.[538]
  • "we conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement. (page 3)"
  • Comey failed to return Memos 2, 4, 6, and 7 after being removed as FBI Director.
  • Comey improperly disclosed FBI documents and information.
  • Comey failed to immediately alert the FBI to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.
  • None of the members of Comey's senior leadership team agreed with or defended Comey's view that these Memos were personal in nature. Instead, McCabe, Baker, Priestap, and Rybicki each told the OIG that they considered the Memos to be records of official FBI business between the President and the FBI Director. McCabe described the Memos as a “record of [Comey's] official engagement with the President”; Baker told the OIG that Comey's Memos “were discussed in the office in connection with [Comey's] official responsibilities”; and Priestap characterized the Memos as FBI work product “produced by the Director in his capacity as Director.” After Comey was removed, the Memos were uploaded to the FBI's case management system in connection with an ongoing FBI investigation and Rybicki took steps to ensure that the original Memos were inventoried and preserved with the rest of the Director's official records.
  • "We found it particularly concerning that Comey did not tell anyone from the FBI that he had retained copies of the Memos in his personal safe at home, even when his Chief of Staff, the FBI's Associate Deputy Director, and three SSAs came to Comey’s house on May 12, 2017, to inventory and remove all FBI property." (page 55)
  • First Review of IG Report on James Comey – The Substance Within the Report Shows a Two-Tiered Justice System.[539]
  • Byron York and Rep Doug Collins Discuss IG Report on James Comey Conduct.[540]
  • Rosenstein Slams Comey For His Corruption, Abuse of Power.[541]
  • Grassley: Comey’s ‘Self-Serving Abuses Of Power’ Did ‘Great Harm’ To FBI.[542]
  • Epoch Times: Comey Leaked Classified Information, Violated FBI Policies, DOJ Watchdog Concludes.[543]
  • Sen. Graham's declassification request list to AG Barr.[544]
  • 30 August. Flynn finally erupted Friday at prosecutors, his legal team accusing top Mueller officials of "malevolent" conduct and withholding evidence related to Strzok/Page/Ohr/Steele, etc.[545]
  • "[Andrew] Weissmann and Ms. [Zainab] Ahmad while at DOJ in 2016-17 were working with Bruce Ohr (then the fourth highest ranking member of DOJ) to feed information from his wife Nellie at FusionGPS and British citizen Christopher Steele to the FBI through his secret back-channel. This was happening after the FBI terminated Mr. Steele as a paid informant because he was keeping the press informed of his “findings.” FusionGPS, Steele, and Ms. Ohr were all working for the Clinton campaign. In addition, Ms. Ohr worked for the CIA. The entire operation is further compromised by the fact that the second agent who interviewed Mr. Flynn along with former agent Strzok, was Bruce Ohr’s contact with the FBI and conducted numerous debriefings of Mr. Ohr—passing along to the FBI the corrupted and false information from the Ohrs, Steele, and FusionGPS. That agent may also have joined Special Counsel’s team. Weissmann and Ahmad were not in the DOJ chain of command to be informed by Mr. Ohr at all. They had no legitimate reason to be privy to his operation with FusionGPS and Christopher Steele. Remarkably, despite this involvement, Mr. Weissmann and Ms. Ahmad then went directly to the Special Counsel team, along with Strzok and possibly the second agent, thereby calling into question the entire investigation with their illicit involvement with Ohr and Steele. Closing the circle, Ahmad was co-counsel with Van Grack in the prosecution of Mr. Flynn. It is imperative the defense obtain the Bruce Ohr 302s and notes—unredacted—and all evidence of this circuitous and illicit operation."
  • Devin Nunes: “We Have Briefed DOJ on Eight Criminal Referrals – Two for Criminal Conspiracy”.[546]
  • KEVIN BROCK: The worst is still to come for Jim Comey.[547]
  • Jeff Carlson: Highlights From the IG’s Report on Former FBI Director James Comey.[548]
  • Jeff Carlson: Focus in Spygate Scandal Shifts to CIA, Former Director Brennan.[549]
  • Court Gives JW New Clinton Email Discovery, Anti-Trump Coup Exposed in Comey/IG Report And More.[550]

September 2019

  • Early September. Sen. Chris Murphy threatens Ukrainian President Zelensky that if Ukraine co-operates Justice Department into DNC/Ukrainian collision to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. congressional Democrats will withhold funding.[551] Murphy delivered a quid pro quo message to a foreign power from Senate Democrats offering money in exchange for silence on the Obama administration, 2016 Clinton campaign, and Democratic party's collusion with a foreign power to interfere in U.S. elections.
  • 1 September. Jeff Carlson: Comey’s Trump Tower Meeting Was Used For FBI’s Counterintelligence Investigation.[552][553]
  • Comey’s testimony to Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector Michael Horowitz directly counters what he had testified to Congress about his January 6, 2017 briefing of President-elect Trump.
  • Comey had testified to Congress that he “was briefing [Trump] on it because, because we had been told by the media it was about to launch. We didn’t want to be keeping that from him. He needed to know this was being said. I was very keen not to leave him with an impression that the bureau was trying to do something to him.”
  • Comey told the inspector general that the information he obtained from his conversation with Trump “ought to be treated…[like] FISA derived information or information in a [counterintelligence] investigation.”
  • Comey only informed Trump of the “salacious” details contained within the dossier because “that was the part that the leaders of the intelligence community agreed he needed to be told about.”[554]
DNI James Clapper instructed Comey to alert President-elect Trump of the alleged blackmail information in the hands of the Obama intelligence community and then turned around and leaked to CNN to smear the President-elect.
  • When questioned by the House Intelligence Committee, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper at first denied leaking the information to Jake Tapper of CNN about Trump being briefed on the "salacious" material by Comey, but ultimately acknowledged having done so.
  • The HPSCI report on Russian Active Measure in the 2016 Election says “Clapper’s discussion with Tapper took place in early January 2017, around the time IC leaders briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump, on ‘the Christopher Steele information,’ a two-page summary of which was ‘enclosed in’ the highly-classified version of the ICA [Intelligence Community Assessment]." The ICA contained two pages of the false "salacious" material from the Steele dossier.”[555]
  • On Jan. 10, 2017, CNN published the article “Intel Chiefs Presented Trump With Claims of Russian Efforts to Compromise Him.” The allegations within the dossier were made public, and with reporting of the briefings by intelligence community leaders, instant credibility was given to the dossier’s assertions. Immediately following the CNN story, BuzzFeed published the Steele dossier, and the Trump–Russia conspiracy was pushed into the mainstream.[556]
  • On the following day, Jan. 11, 2017, in a stunning display of hypocrisy, Clapper issued a formal statement where he noted his “profound dismay at the leaks” and denied that the leaks came from within the Intelligence Community.
  • Comey, Clapper, and others conspired with President Obama in the Oval Office on Jan. 5, 2017 to publicly embarrass President-elect Trump with with false information from the Steele dossier. The very fact that the briefing itself took place provided the "news hook" CNN was looking for to publicize the unverified information.
  • 2 September. The Comey-Brennan Conspiracy To Violate Trump’s Civil Rights.[558]
  • Sara Carter: Lindsey Graham: FISA Warrant Applications Should be Released to Public.[559]
  • 3 September. Margot Cleveland: Michael Flynn’s Attorney Accuses Feds Of Hiding Exculpatory Information About His Case.[560]
  • Sharyl Attkisson: 10 things James Comey did wrong, according to the Inspector General.[561]
  • Tom Fitton: Comey IG Report Shows That President Trump is a Coup Crime Victim!.[562]
  • 4 September. Former Ukranian Prosecutor Viktor Shokin Sworn Affidavit Outlining Joe Biden Shakedown.[563]
  • Andrew McCabe is the keynote speaker for a Pennsylvania Democratic Party keynote fundraiser.[564]
Sharyl Attkisson: What happened to all of the secrets President Trump ordered to be declassified?[565]
  • why did Western intelligence agencies, prompted, it seems clear, by US ones, seek to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign?
  • All of the major pro-détente episodes in the twentieth century had been initiated by Republican presidents: Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan.
  • the repeatedly hapless Comey seems incapable of having initiated such an audacious operation against a presidential candidate, still less a president-elect....John Brennan and James Clapper, head of the CIA and Office of National Intelligence under Obama respectively, are the more likely culprits.
  • Are Barr and Durham, whose own careers include associations with US intelligence agencies, determined to uncover the truth about the origins of Russiagate? And can they really do so fully, given the resistance already apparent? Even if so, will Barr make public their findings, however damning of the intelligence agencies they may be, or will he classify them? And if the latter, will President Trump use his authority to declassify the findings as the 2020 presidential election approaches in order to discredit the role of Obama’s presidency and its would-be heirs?
  • how will mainstream media treat the Barr-Durham investigation and its findings? Having driven the Russiagate narrative for so long and so misleadingly—and with liberals perhaps finding themselves in the incongruous position of defending rogue intelligence agencies—will they credit or seek to discredit the findings?
  • a truly bipartisan, independent investigation based in the senate, as was the Church Committee of the mid-1970s, which exposed and reformed (it thought at the time) serious abuses by US intelligence agencies. That would require, however, a sizable core of non-partisan, honorable, and courageous senators of both parties, who thus far seem to be lacking.
  • Russiagate is about the present and future of the American political system, not about Russia. (Indeed, as I have repeatedly argued, there is very little, if any, Russia in Russiagate.)
  • 5 September. Jerry Dunleavy: ANALYSIS: Mueller and Horowitz reveal Fusion GPS role in both Trump Tower meetings.[569]
  • FusionGPS information made its way into both the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting cited by Mueller and the January 2017 Trump Tower meeting cited in Horowitz's Comey report.
  • 7 September. 14 Strange Facts in the Flynn Case.[570]
  1. Flynn’s trip to Russia in 2015, where it was claimed Flynn went without the knowledge or approval of the DIA or anyone in Washington, was proven not to be true.
  2. Flynn was suspected of being compromised by a supposed Russian agent, Cambridge academic Svetlana Lokhova, based on allegations from Western intelligence asset Stefan Halper. This was also proven to be not true.
  3. Flynn’s phone calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were framed as being incredibly shady and a potential violation of the Logan Act. This allegation was always preposterous.
  4. Unnamed intelligence officials leaked the details of the Flynn-Kislyak phone calls to The Washington Post.
  5. FBI agents Peter Strzok and Joseph Pientka were dispatched by Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to interview Flynn at the White House, even though the FBI had already reviewed the transcripts of the calls and cleared Flynn of any crimes.
  6. Both FBI Director James Comey and McCabe testified to Congress that Flynn didn’t lie.
  7. Despite what McCabe and Comey both testified to under oath before Congress, the Mueller special counsel’s office decided to prosecute Flynn for perjury in November of 2017.
  8. The very strange post-dated FD-302 form on the FBI’s January 2017 interview of Flynn that wasn’t filled out until August 2017, almost seven months afterward, is revealed in a court filing by Flynn’s defense team.
  9. FBI agent Pientka became the “DOJ’s Invisible Man,” despite the fact that Congress has repeatedly called for him to testify. Pientka has remained out of sight and out of mind more than a year and a half since his name first surfaced in connection with the Flynn case.
  10. Judge Rudolph Contreras was removed from the Flynn case immediately after accepting Flynn’s guilty plea and was replaced by Judge Emmet Sullivan.
  11. Sullivan issued what’s known as a Brady order to prosecutors–which ordered them to immediately turn over any exculpatory evidence to Flynn’s defense team. Flynn’s team then made a filing alleging the withholding of exculpatory evidence.
  12. Flynn was given a chance to withdraw his guilty plea by Judge Sullivan but refused, and insisted to go forward with sentencing.
  13. Flynn suddenly fired his lawyers for the past two years and hired Sidney Powell to lead his new legal team following special counsel Robert Mueller’s disastrous testimony to Congress. And now, the latest startling development:
  14. Flynn filed to have the Mueller prosecution team replaced for having withheld exculpatory evidence, despite Sullivan having directly ordered them to hand any such evidence over months ago.[571]
  • 8 September. Jeff Carlson: DOJ Emails Reveal Internal Response to ‘Wiretap’ Allegations Against Rosenstein.[572]
  • 9 September. Sara Carter: Justice Department Seeks McCabe’s Text Messages On FBI Probe. What Could It Reveal?[573]
  • Schiff letter to Michael Flynn.[574]
  • Red State: CNN Russian Spy Exfiltration Story Trips All The Bull**** Alarms On Two Continents.[575]
  • 10 September. Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell Return to Court – Powell Confirms Rosenstein Authorized Targeting of Flynn Jr. for Leverage.[576]
  • Chuck Ross: Flynn Lawyer Argues Case Should Be Dismissed Over ‘Egregious Government Misconduct’.[577]
  • Flynn's interview with the FBi in which he is accused of lying was arranged by then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and conducted by Peter Strzok, the FBI counterintelligence official who was fired for political bias. Flynn’s lawyers have argued that the government failed to provide Strzok’s text messages as exculpatory evidence under the Brady rule.
  • Brian Cates: Latest Filing in Flynn Case Exposes Strzok and His Complete Lack of Credibility.[578]
  • Sara Carter: Flynn’s Counsel Says Schiff’s Demands Are ‘transparently pure harassment’.[579]
  • Jeff Carlson: Media Reveal Existence of Russian Source for Trump–Russia Allegations Amid Ongoing John Durham Investigation.[580]
  • ED MORRISSEY: WaPo, NYT: Contra CNN, Trump Was Not The Reason CIA Exfiltrated Asset From Russia.[581]
  • Twitchy: ‘Fusion GPS Hustle’: Timeline of who met who and WHEN in buildup of CNN’s latest Trump/Russia ‘exclusive’ is ALL so damning.[582]
  • Jeff Carlson twitter thread on Jim Sciutto and CNN's fake news Russiagate redux scam.[583]
  • CIA's Kremlin agent was a 'lackey' who drank too much and complained about his pay, claim furious Russians as he is revealed to have swapped two-room Moscow apartment for $925,000 Virginia home.[584]
  • CNN’s Jim Sciutto is still pimping his debunked ‘CIA Russian spy scoop’ (with some help from Brian Stelter, of course).[585]
  • Townhall: GOP Rep Wants Investigation Into Shoddy CNN Spy Story.[586]
  • 11 September. Judge Sullivan grants Flynn motion to compel the Mueller team's production of evidence and motion to show cause why it should not be held in contempt. US v Flynn; Case no 17-232-EGS; unsealed Motion to Compel the Production of Brady Material and for an Order to Show Cause.[587] Among the 40 bullet points, the motion requests:
  • The unredacted Page-Strzok text messages as well as text messages, emails and other electronic communications to, from, or between Andrew McCabe, James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, John Carlin, Aaron Rouse, Carl Ghattas, Andrew Weissmann, Tashina Gauhar, Michael Steinbach, [redacted], and Zainab Ahmad, regarding Mr. Flynn or the FISA applications or any surveillance (legal or illegal) that would have reached Mr. Flynn’s communications.
  • Any Sally Yates 302s or other notes that concern Mr. Flynn, including treatment of her meetings with FBI Agents on January 24 and 25, 2017, her meetings with anyone in the White House, and the draft 302 of the Flynn interview on January 24 she reviewed or was read into.
  • Information identifying reporters paid by Fusion GPS and/or the Penn Quarter group to push “Russia Collusion,” communications regarding any stories about Mr. Flynn, and any testimony or statements about how the reporters were used by the government regarding Mr. Flynn.
  • Any information regarding the SCO’s [Special Counsel Office] and DOJ’s destruction of the cell phones of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page (after being advised of the thousands of text messages that evidenced their bias) that has been classified or otherwise not available to the public from the published Inspector General Report.
  • Any information regarding eradication of cell phone data, texts, emails, or other information belonging to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that created the “gap” identified by the IG.
  • Information about any parts of any polygraph examinations failed by Peter Strzok after Mr. Flynn was first the subject of any FBI investigation—authorized or unauthorized.
  • All FBI 302s, notes, memoranda of James Clapper regarding Mr. Flynn, and the cell phone and home phone records of Mr. Clapper and David Ignatius between December 5, 2016, and February 24, 2017.
  • The government should be ordered to produce the documents listed in this motion and to preserve all documents including phones, texts, and emails of all Special Counsel team members; that the government be ordered to show cause why the prosecutors in this matter should not be held in contempt for their failures to produce all information pursuant to this Court’s Standing Order of February 16, 2018; and that after hearing and full consideration of the facts and law, this Court find the prosecutors in contempt for their failure to respect and abide by this Court’s order...
  • ORDER: "it is hereby ORDERED that said motion is GRANTED. The government is hereby ORDERED to show cause why it should not be held in contempt for its violations of this Court’s Standing Brady Order...The government is also ordered to take all steps necessary to preserve all forms of electronic communications, cell phones, and computers of all members of Special Counsel team and the Department of Justice or FBI who communicated with Lisa Page and/or Peter Strzok, whose devices were destroyed. The government is also ordered to preserve all documents that mention Mr. Flynn.
  • Chuck Ross: Rod Rosenstein Authorized Mueller To Investigate Flynn’s Son, Sidney Powell Says.[588]
  • Margot Cleveland: Michael Flynn’s Lawyer Explains Why She Needs To View Documents The Government Hasn’t Turned Over.[589]
  • Jeff Carlson: Russian Spy Revelation Raises Questions on CIA Information, Potential Links to Steele Dossier.[590]
  • The Federalist: What Is Really Behind The Deluge Of Leaks About The Extradited Spy?[591]
  • Obama, Not Trump, Outed Russian Spy.[592]
  • 12 September: Sara Carter: U.S. Attorney moving forward with charges against McCabe Based On IG Report Findings.[593]
  • U.S. Attorney for DC, Jessie Liu, will likely indict former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying to FBI investigators. The reporting is based on leaked email communications from the lawyers representing Andrew McCabe, where McCabe’s legal appeals to Main Justice and current DOJ Deputy Attorney General James Rosen were rejected.
  • Gregg Jarrett: Malevolent McCabe’s appointment with justice is imminent.[594]
  • Chuck Ross: Senators: State Department Watchdog Investigated Christopher Steele Meeting, But Failed To Interview Key Participants.[595]
  • State Department inspector general investigated the October 11, 2016 meeting between Christopher Steele, Jonathan Winer, and Kathleen Kavalec.
  • The meeting was arranged by Jonathan Winer. The DOS inspector general reviewed whether Winer “complied with Department policy and regulation on intelligence gathering” and whether he “violated classification protocol.”[596] A State Department employee was also referred to the standing Office of Special Counsel for “anti-Trump political conduct” that may have violated the Hatch Act, the law that prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in political activity on the job.
  • The DOS inspector general never interviewed Kavalec or Winer.
  • The DOS inspector general failed to release a report of its investigation.
  • Steele told a State Department official a former Russian spy chief and a top Kremlin adviser were involved in an operation to collect compromising information on Donald Trump. The State Department official’s notes also indicate Steele claimed the Russians, Vyacheslav Trubnikov and Vladislav Surkov, were “sources” for the dossier. There is no evidence the compromising material mentioned in the dossier actually exists, raising questions about whether Steele was given disinformation.
  • Trubnikov, the former head of the SVR, also has links to Stefan Halper, an FBI informant who had contact with the Trump campaign.
  • Margot Cleveland: Sidney Powell’s Latest Motion In Michael Flynn’s Case Is A Russiagate Bombshell.[597]
  • Powell’s bigger plan is to expose the breadth and depth of SpyGate and how flaying Michael Flynn lay at the heart of the soft coup attempt.
  • Powell requested “any information, including recordings or 302s, about Joseph Mifsud’s presence and involvement in engaging or reporting on Mr. Flynn and Mifsud’s presence at the Russia Today dinner in Moscow on December 17, 2015.”
  • Powell requested “All payments, notes, memos, correspondence, and instructions by and between the FBI, CIA, or DOD with Stefan Halper—going back as far as 2014—regarding Michael Flynn, Svetlana Lokhova, Mr. Richard Dearlove (of MI6), and Professor Christopher Andrew (connected with MI5) and Halper’s compensation through the DOD Office of Net Assessment as evidenced by the whistleblower complaint of Adam Lovinger, addressed in our brief.”
Coup operatives Barry Berke (left) and Norm Eisen (right).
  • DECLASSIFIED: Flynn’s Legal Offensive Pushes for Spygate Disclosure.[598]
  • Fitton: Rosenstein Coup Plan Involved Wearing a Wire, Invoking 25th Amendment.[599]
  • 13 September. Chuck Ross: DOJ Inspector General Has Completed FISA Abuse Probe.[600]
  • Chuck Ross: Andrew McCabe’s Lawyer Wants To Find Out What The Grand Jury Is Up To.[601]
  • the Lawfare alliance includes: former FBI legal counsel James Baker (DOJ), former DOJ-NSD lawyer David Laufman (who also represented Monica McLean, Blasey-Ford’s FBI bestie and narrative engineer friend), former SDNY U.S. Attorney Daniel Goldman; Lawfare head Benjamin Wittes; James Comey’s leaking buddie Daniel Richman; Obama Administration lawyer Norm Eisen; criminal defense attorney Barry Berke; and a host of current and former FBI and DOJ foot-soldiers.
  • Fusion GPS is part of the Lawfare network as a distribution hub for research information needed by the journalists who are writing on behalf of the Lawfare need. Ezra Klein’s “Journo-List”; the email group of 400+ reporters for multiple media outlets who collectively collaborated on stories.
  • James Comey, FBI Legal Counsel James Baker, Comey memo recipient Daniel Richman, Deputy AG Sally Yates, Comey friend Benjamin Wittes, FBI lead agent Peter Strzok, FBI counsel Lisa Page, Mueller lead Andrew Weissmann and the Mueller team of lawyers, all of them -and more- are connected to the Lawfare group; and this network provides the sounding board for all of the weaponized approaches, including the various new legal theories we saw outlined within the Weissmann-Mueller Report.
  • The Lawfare continuum is very simple. The corrupt 2015 Clinton email scandal exoneration; which became the corrupt 2016 DOJ/FBI Trump-Russia investigation; which became the corrupt 2017 DOJ/FBI Mueller probe; is currently the 2019 “impeachment” plan. Weissmann and Mueller delivered their report to evolve the plan from corrupt legal theory into corrupt political targeting.
  • The purpose of Bromwich's letter Jessie Liu is to push information gained within the Lawfare network into the media narrative. It is transparently obvious that Lawfare allied lawyers who left the U.S. Attorneys Office in DC are leaking what they know to the Lawfare allied members on McCabe’s defense.
  • Bromwich cannot directly say he is aware of Grand Jury evidence, because such information would be illegal to acquire. However, current and former DOJ officials can leak to the New York Times and Washington Post, and Bromwich can then cite the reporting on those leaks. Everyone knows the game, the bastardization of justice is all done with an internal wink and a nod.
  • Pushing this information into the public sphere supports the objective of the defense; however, the Lawfare alliance cannot admit how they gained that information -leaks from allies inside the DOJ- because that would be illegal.
  • Leaks to the NYT and WaPo are how the Lawfare alliance push their narrative. These are the same DOJ/FBI officials who leaked to the same media when constructing the Russian Conspiracy narrative around the 2016 Trump campaign. The same exact people.[602]
  • 14. September. Scott Ritter: The Spy Who Failed.[603]
  • There was a Russian spy whose information was used to push a narrative of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election; this much appears to be true.
  • Everything else that has been reported is either a mischaracterization of fact or an outright fabrication designed to hide one of the greatest intelligence failures in U.S. history — the use by a CIA director of intelligence data specifically manipulated to interfere in the election of an American president.
  • The consequences of this interference has deleteriously impacted U.S. democratic institutions in ways the American people remain ignorant of — in large part because of the complicity of the U.S. media when it comes to reporting this story.
  • 15 September. Judicial Watch: Docs Reveal State Dept Rushed To Get Classified Info To Anti-Trump Senators Before Inauguration Day.[604]
  • CTH: Lawfare Group Begins Delegitimizing Supreme Court.[605]
  • 585 Days Since Susan Rice Email Was Exposed – Content Still Redacted, Why?[606]
  • 16 September. Chuck Ross: Ex-Comey Aide Describes How FBI Chief Prepared For Infamous Trump Tower Meeting.[607]
  • 17 September. Nunes: Horowitz Will Likely Find All Four FISA Warrants Against Page Were Illegally Obtained.[608]
  • 18 September. Comey referred for criminal prosecution.[609]
  • Rep. Meadows: Comey’s Congressional Testimony At Odds With What He Told IG Horowitz, New Referral Needed.[610]
  • Chuck Ross: ‘Screw It’: New Book Says Comey Skirted Protocol To Set Up Fateful Michael Flynn Interview.[611]
  • 19 September. Jerry Dunleavy: DOJ watchdog Horowitz has been in contact with US attorney responsible for filing charges.[612]
  • Horowitz, who has finished the report on his investigation into abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, has been talking with Durham, who is handling any criminal referrals from the investigation.
  • The 412 pages of redacted FISA documents released in early 2018 show the DOJ and the FBI made extensive use of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s unverified dossier, which he put together in 2016 at the behest of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was hired by Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee by Marc Elias of the Perkins Coie law firm — who was briefed about Steele's findings throughout the race and, in turn, briefed the Clinton campaign too. Steele’s funding from a Democratic presidential campaign and his desire for President Trump to lose the election were concealed by the DOJ and FBI from the FISA court.
  • 20 September. John Solomon: Missing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani.[615]
  • The government of Ukraine under both Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and now President Volodymyr Zelensky, had been trying to deliver information about Obama officials and Democrat party officials (DNC on behalf of Hillary Clinton) requesting the government of Ukraine to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Both Poroshenko and Zelensky administrations had tried, unsuccessfully, to get information to current U.S. officials. U.S. State Department officials in Ukraine were refusing to give visa’s to Ukrainian emissaries because they did not want the damaging information sent to the Trump administration.
  • Failing to get help from the U.S. State Department, the Ukrainians hired a respected U.S. lawyer to hand deliver the documentary evidence directly to the U.S. Department of Justice. The contracted American lawyer hand-delivered the information to the U.S. Department of Justice in New York.
  • However, after delivering the information and not hearing back from the U.S. government, the Ukrainian government, now led by President Zelensky, interpreted the silence as the Trump administration and U.S. government being upset about the Ukraine involvement overall. Out of concern for a serious diplomatic breakdown, the Zelensky administration made a personal request to the U.S. State Department for assistance.
  • The U.S. State Department then reached out to Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani; and asked him if he would meet with Zelensky’s top lawyer, Andrei Yermak.
  • Rudy Giuliani agreed to act as a diplomatic intermediary and met with Yermak in Spain. After the meeting, Giuliani then contacted the State Department Officials in charge of Ukraine and Europe and debriefed them on the totality of the subject matter as relayed by Andrei Yermak.
  • All of this activity preceded the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. President Trump and President Zelensky discussed the issues, and this phone call is the one now referenced by the concerned “whistleblower”. The “whistleblower” obviously had no knowledge of the background and why the subject matter discussed in the phone call was framed as it was.
  • Apparently in the phone call, President Zelensky was explaining what action the Ukrainian government had already taken to try and get the information about corrupt U.S. officials, including former VP Joe Biden, to the U.S. government. It was from this clarification of information that President Trump is reported to have told Zelensky it was OK to proceed with any internal investigation of corruption in Ukraine that might also encompass former U.S. officials. The “whistle-blower”, knowing only half of the information – incorrectly perceived the conversation.
  • Four very significant questions/issues become obvious:
  • (#1) Who in the U.S. State Department Kiev embassy was blocking the visas of Ukrainian officials, and why?
  • (#2) Who was the official at the New York office of the DOJ who took custody of the records hand-delivered by the American lawyer working on behalf of Ukraine?…. and
  • (#3) why were those records never turned over to Main Justice?…. Or
  • (#4) if they were turned over to Main Justice, why didn’t they inform the Trump administration they had received them?
  • Margot Cleveland: The Russian Spy Who Wasn’t? Defamation Case Accuses U.S., U.K. Intelligence Of Using Michael Flynn For Spygate Hoax.[616]
  • 22 September. Washington Examiner: Lindsey Graham calls for DOJ to investigate 'the Biden-Ukraine connection'.[617]
  • Devin Nunes: Biden’s campaign likely coming to an end, thanks to Clinton-linked Ukraine bombshell.[618]
  • 23 September. CRS report facilitated a false impression that ultimately provided a false impetus for the current impeachment inquiry.[619]
  • The updated CRS analysis inexplicably claimed that the statute was “not specific on who has the authority for determining whether a complaint, aside from its credibility, constitutes a matter of ‘urgent concern.’”
  • Contrary to the CRS assertion, the statute is explicit on this point, as Congress has defined it in 50 U.S.C. §3033(k)(5)(G):[620]
  • Two Other Places the Report Misrepresents the Statutes.
  • It should concern every American that the timing and substance of the updated CRS analysis advances a particular partisan narrative at the expense of a clear application of the law. The idea that the IC IG can forward a report to Congress about the president and color a complaint about public policy matters as an “urgent concern” to trigger congressional oversight is not supported by the underlying statutes at all.
  • the timing of the updated report’s release raises additional questions about whether certain congressional staff or members were illegally coordinating with the whistleblower during this IC IG’s review process.
  • Michael E. DeVine, listed author of the CRS report, did not respond to the reporter for questions.
  • Congressional staff commented “It’s a big deal,” and anticipated there would be “subpoenas and discovery of CRS staff emails, communications, etc.”
  • Sara Carter: Judicial Watch documents confirm:
1. McCabe Opened Trump Investigation A Day Before #Rosenstein Announced Mueller’s Probe.[621]
2. Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire into the #OvalOffice to 'collect evidence on Trump'.[622]
3. Evidence that Rosenstein took Mueller into the White House on May 16, 2017, as a set-up to interview Mueller’s pending target[623]
  • John Solomon: Let's get real: Democrats were first to enlist Ukraine in US elections.[624]
  • Sara Carter: Whistleblower Hysteria: Why Democrats Don’t Want To Investigate Joe Biden And Son.[625]
  • Devin Nunes on Ukraine Story: “Biden Did the Very Thing Trump is Accused of”.[626]
  • 24 September. OLC “Urgent Concern” Determination by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.
  • A complaint from an intelligence-community employee about statements made by the President during a telephone call with a foreign leader does not involve an “urgent concern,” as defined in 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G), because the alleged conduct does not relate to “the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity” under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence. As a result, the statute does not require the Director to transmit the complaint to the congressional intelligence committees.[627]
  • Acting DNI James McGuire acted properly.
  • Burr and Warner of the SSCI advance whistleblower hoax.[629]
  • 04:25 PM EDT. Whistelblower complaint uploaded with new revised Whistleblower Complaint Form.
  • Sara Carter: Michael Flynn’s Former Partner Acquitted On All Counts By Judge In Eastern Virginia Court.[630].[631]
  • "evidence presented to the jury was insufficient to prove any type of conspiracy and based mainly on hearsay"
  • Tony Podesta, Vin Weber say they were told Justice Department dropped probe into whether they violated foreign lobbying rules.[632]
I'll tell you one of the things I like least about the current political moment is watching conservatives who disagree with one another attack each other's integrity. This is a legitimately difficult moment for thinking conservatives. Conservatism as we knew it in the post-Reagan era has collapsed. It collapsed for good reasons. It collapsed because it failed to stem the slow growth of the undemocratic administrative state. It collapsed because it supported the overly ambitious Bush freedom agenda which led us into unwinnable wars in Afghanistan, in the Middle East. And it collapsed because it answered the anguish of unemployment and despair in the heartland with pompous bromides about the wonders of the global free markets that had destroyed their communities and lives.
Donald Trump is an effect of that collapse. It's not its cause. He's a huge American original with huge American flaws. He's accomplished a great deal for our country - taking the brakes off our economy, restored integrity to our judiciary, begun a necessary reordering of international relations in a post-Cold War world, and taken on a corrupt anti-American culture led by a corrupt anti-American news media. He's also a bullying loudmouth of questionable principles who doesn't always think before he speaks, all of which hurts both him and the country.
But I don't pick on every mistake Donald Trump makes. I don't call balls and strikes from a neutral umpire-like position because they don't believe the two teams are fighting for the same goals. I believe the Democrat team has become socialistic and anti-American. They say that out loud themselves. They tout socialism. They say America was never great. They oppose the First Amendment when they seek to ban, intimidate, and de-platform speech they disagree with. They also oppose the Second Amendment, which is the only real guarantee of the First. They are, as I've said before, enemies of our founding.
The other party, the Republicans led by Trump, seemed to me a bunch of fractious clowns straggling in the generally right direction. In other words, they seem like a typical American political party. I don't question the integrity of Never Trumpers and Trump skeptics. I really don't. But I do think they're making a moral miscalculation - a mistake, not a sin. I think their mistake is that they've lifted their own discomfort and uncertainty amidst the collapse of the conservative movement above the true purposes of our politics which are the preservation of American freedoms and the happiness of the American people.
To allow the occasional unforced errors of our blowhard president to endanger those purposes is, in my humble opinion, to be played for a fool by our opponents.
After two and a half years of false accusations against this president, after what looks very much to me like a failed coup attempt by the Obama intelligence community, after a cover-up committed by the very news media whose job it is to expose cover-ups - I think that now every single charge against Trump, and each consecutive impeachment hysteria, should be laughed out of court until (A) it's proven real and (B) it's shown to be worth handing our country over to the internal enemies of its first principles.
If Trump himself ever becomes a danger to those principles, and I mean an actual danger, not a rhetorical danger, I will turn and rip into him like a tiger. But so far it's not even close. He hasn't endangered our principles, not even a little. And until he does my response to leftist charges against him is - prove it, you un-American low-lives, or sit down, wallow in your own disgrace, and shut the hell up.
  • 25 September. Jerry Dunleavy: US Attorney John Durham looking into Ukrainian involvement in 2016 election.[634]
  • John Solomon: Democrats Attempted To Collude With Ukraine In 2016.[635]
  • Ukraine’s top prosecutor opens an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about Paul Manafort in an effort to influence the election of Hillary Clinton.[636]
  • A whistleblower complaint addressed to Sen. Richard Burr and Rep. Adam Schiff was marked "urgent concern" alleging collusion between President Trump and President Zelensky.[637] The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) determined the complaint was not of "urgent concern" and DNI James McGuire acted properly.The Dept. of Justice Office of Legal Counsel strongly rebuked ICIG Michael Atkinson’s original granting whisteleblower status based on hearsay. interpretation of his responsibility with the complaint. In the OLC opinion, they point out that Atkinson’s internal justification for accepting the whistleblower complaint was poor legal judgement.
  • "The complainant describes a hearsay report that the President, who is not a member of the intelligence community, abused his authority or acted unlawfully in connection with foreign does not follow that the alleged misconduct by the President concerns “the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity within the responsibility and authority” of the DNI because the allegations do not arise in connection with any such intelligence activity at all."[638]
  • The complaint is riddled with hearsay evidence: “I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials,” “officials have informed me,” “officials with direct knowledge of the call informed me,” “the White House officials who told me this information,” “I was told by White House officials,” “the officials I spoke with,” “I was told that a State Department official,” “I learned from multiple U.S. officials,” “One White House official described this act,” “Based on multiple readouts of these meetings recounted to me,” “I also learned from multiple U.S. officials,” “The U.S. officials characterized this meeting,” “multiple U.S. officials told me,” “I learned from U.S. officials,” “I also learned from a U.S. official,” “several U.S. officials told me,” “I heard from multiple U.S. officials,” and “multiple U.S. officials told me.”
  • The complaint is the same structure as the Steele Dossier. No direct knowledge; no direct evidence to the claims; second-hand gossip, rumors from people who might have known another person to have overheard something, mixed with prior media reports to narrate a story as told by the author.
  • The complainant also falsely alleged that Trump told Zelensky that he should keep the current prosecutor general at the time, Yuriy Lutsenko, in his current position in the country. The transcript showed that exchange also did not happen.
  • The complaint falsely alleged that T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, a U.S. State Department official, was a party to the phone call between Trump and Zelensky.
  • The complaint alleged that Trump demanded that Ukraine physically return multiple servers potentially related to ongoing investigations of foreign interference in the 2016 elections, the transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky shows that such a request was never made.[639]
  • Letter from Democrat Sens. Robert Menendez, Dick Durbin, and Patrick Leahy to Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko resurfaces, demanding investigations into Trump continue, threatening to cut off U.S. aid.[640][641]
  • Ken Vogel of NYT: The Ukrainians weren't made aware that the assistance was being delayed/reviewed until more than one month after the call.[642]
  • 26 September. Acting DNI James McGuire HPSCI testimony.
  • John Solomon: Ukrainian documents cast doubt on Biden's claim that firing prosecutor had nothing to do with Burisma.[643]
  • Breitbart: Dossier 2.0: ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint Relies on Soros-Funded ‘Investigative Reporting’ Group that Partnered with BuzzFeed.[644]
  • The alleged whistleblower report cites the OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project), a Soros Open Society Foundations funded entity.
  • The referenced OCCRP report is a “joint investigation” by OCCRP and BuzzFeed News. The whistleblower report does not mention BuzzFeed News, however, only OCCRP.
  • The OCCRP claims it is a “non-profit media organization providing an investigative reporting platform for the OCCRP Network.
  • Carl Bernstein: Sources say William Barr preparing to deliver 'evidence' of a 'deep state conspiracy'.[645]
  • 27 September. Sean Davis: Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge.[647]
The ICIG changed the whistleblower form to allow hearsay evidence two days before a complaint was filed.[648]
  • Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.
  • The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”
  • The internal properties of the newly revised “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” form, which the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) requires to be submitted under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA), show that the document was uploaded on September 24, 2019, at 4:25 p.m., just days before the anti-Trump complaint was declassified and released to the public. The markings on the document state that it was revised in August 2019, but no specific date of revision is disclosed.
  • It is not known precisely when the August 2019 revision to the whistleblower complaint form was approved, nor is it known which, if any, version of the Disclosure of Urgent Concern form the complainant completed prior to addressing his complaint to Congress.
  • Sean Davis tweet: "I talked to a DNI official and asked when these revisions were made and why. The official said the intelligence community would not comment on anything to do with the anti-Trump whistleblower.
    I never mentioned or asked about the anti-Trump whistleblower."[649]
  • CTH: Phase #2 – With Newly Authorized: “Heard From Others”, Lawfare Group Circles Back To Trump-Kislyak Meeting.[650]
  • Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson ask for a renewed investigation into the “brazen efforts by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign to use the government of Ukraine for the express purpose of finding negative information on Trump."[651][652]
  • the DNC reportedly hired a Ukrainian-American operative named Alexandra Chalupa to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Ukraine. They first asked the DOJ to investigate back in July 2017, including allegations that Chalupa was looking into Paul Manafort's relationship to Ukrainian officials.
Democrat operative Alexandra Chalupa (left) Deep State informant Eric Ciaramella (right).[653]
According to the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney John Durham is "exploring the extent to which ... Ukraine, played a role in the counterintelligence investigation" during the 2016 election. 14 However, the Justice Department has yet to inform Congress and the public whether it has begun an investigation into links and coordination between the Ukrainian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Hillary Clinton or the Democratic National Committee. Ukrainian efforts, abetted by a U.S. political party, to interfere in the 2016 election should not be ignored. Such allegations of corruption deserve due scrutiny, and the American people have a right to know when foreign forces attempt to undermine our democratic processes....Ukrainian prosecutors have unsuccessfully been trying to get information to Justice Department officials since the summer of 2018, possibly including "[h]undreds of pages of never-released memos and documents ... [that] conflict with Biden's narrative" 17 that his actions in Ukraine had nothing to do with his son's connections to Burisma. In light of this reporting, has the Justice Department obtained or been offered documents from Ukrainian officials related to these matters? If so, what were those documents?[654]
  • Impeachment: John Brennan And Obama’s Intel Ops Strike Again.[655]
  • Townhall: Democrats Own The Ukraine Scandal.[656]
  • Nunes: Ukrainian whistleblower is no different than Russia hoax.[657]
  • The information in the Steele dossier came from Ukraine.
  • The origins of the Russia probe came from Ukraine.
  • CTH: Whistle-blower Complaint is The Schiff Dossier – Devin Nunes Discusses the Creation of The “Schiff Dossier”.[658]
  • Lawfare network constructed the whistelblower complaint, and handed it to allied CIA operative Eric Ciaramella to file as a formal IC complaint. This process is almost identical to the Fusion-GPS/Lawfare network handing the Steele Dossier to the FBI to use as the evidence for the 2016/2017 Russia conspiracy.
  • The “Schiff Dossier”, aka “whistle-blower” complaint was a constructed effort of allied members within congress and the intelligence apparatus to renew the impeachment effort. The intelligence team, including the ICIG, changed the whistleblower form to allow the CIA to insert the Schiff Dossier, written by Lawfare.
Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare, associated with the Brookings Institution, has been in the forefront of the political weaponization of Law providing the sketchy legal framework under which both the 2017 Deep State coup and the 2019 impeachment inquiry were carried out.
  • Whistleblower driven by political motives: former CIA analyst.[659]
  • CTH: DOJ Clarifies Their Position on Declassification – “Delegated Authority”.[662]
  • The current institutional priority appears to be protecting Rod Rosenstein.[663]
  • Breitbart: State Department Widens Investigation into Clinton Email Server.[664]
  • State Department officials informed up to 130 Clinton aides that they were found to be “culpable” of handling information that was classified lower than they should have been when transmitted through the private server.
  • An FBI examination of Clinton’s server found over 100 emails containing classified information, including 65 emails deemed “Secret” and 22 deemed “Top Secret”.
  • experts charge Clinton broke multiple laws, including 18 U.S. Code § 1924, which forbids “unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material.” And yet, the FBI determined in July 2016 that Clinton did not commit any crimes.
  • In June 2018, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a stinging rebuke of the FBI’s handling of the investigation. The federal watchdog’s report labeled Comey’s conduct during the probe as “insubordinate.”
  • 28 September. CTH: Pelosi’s House Rule Changes are Key Part of “Articles of Impeachment”, Being Drafted Over Next Two Weeks.[665]
  • There are 31 House districts currently held by Democrats which President Trump won in 2016; Pelosi is giving those members an opportunity to make their impeachment case to their constituents now, but failure to support the effort is likely not optional for all except a few of the most tenuously vulnerable.
  • Chad Pergram: The current House breakdown is 235 Democrats, 199 Republicans, and one independent: Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich. To pass anything in the House, 218 yeas are needed.
    That means Democrats can only lose 17 votes from their side and still have enough to pass an article of impeachment. Amash has endorsed impeachment, so let’s say the magic number is actually 16. If the president is to be impeached, that means Democrats could have 15 of their own voting for articles of impeachment while representing a district which Trump carried in 2016.[666]
  • Harmeet Dhillon of the Republican National Lawyers Association: We’ll Remember Those Republicans Who Don’t Stand With Trump.[667]
  • CTH: Attorney General Bill Barr Visits Italy on “Official Business”? – Remember That Audio-Tape Deposition by Joseph Mifsud?[668]
  • 29 September. How to Finance Your Congressional Campaign with Arms Sales - exposē on Adam Schiff's relationship with Ukrainian arms dealer Igor Pasternak.[670]
  • How a Ukrainian arms dealer Igor Paternak floated Adam Schiff’s 2013 election to Congress and Paternak’s linkage to Nancy Pelosi Ukrainian influence network in the US.
  • The Federalist: Burisma Investigation Timeline Just Leads To More Questions About Hunter Biden.[671]
  • 30 September. CTH: Lawfare (Via WaPo) Enters Narrative Construction – Bill Barr Working With Foreign Governments on 2016 Election Investigation.[673]
  • Team Obama consists of: John Brennan, Susan Rice, James Clapper, James Comey, James Rybicki, Loretta Lynch, John Carlin, Samantha Power and all former White House officials.
  • Team Clinton consists of: ¹Andrew McCabe, ¹Sally Yates, ¹James Baker, ²Mary McCord, ¹Dana Boente, ²David Laufmann, ¹Mike Kortan, ¹Peter Strzok, ¹Lisa Page, ¹Nellie Ohr, ¹Bruce Ohr, ²John Podesta and essentially all of the former DOJ/FBI small group who are also currently operating within the ³Mueller operation and ³Lawfare (Benjamin Wittes) community. NOTE: Team Clinton has three sub-sets: ¹direct involvement; ²indirect involvement; and ³cover-up.
  • Team Obama was more of an assisting co-conspiracy role; and Team Clinton was more of a direct conspiracy role. Team Clinton has direct legal exposure. Team Obama has indirect legal exposure.
  • the ‘resistance’ groups, writ large, have allies in Main Justice keeping close tabs on Durham and Barr. These leaks to WaPo and Times indicate spies embedded in Main Justice are feeding information to their media allies.
  • given the known involvement of the CIA in constructing recent events around the “whistleblower” narrative; and considering the history of The Washington Post as an outlet to promote the agenda of the CIA; there’s a possibility these articles are constructed to stop the public from pressuring AG Bill Barr.
  • those who demand a full accounting for the corruption and weaponization we know to exist must keep demanding accountability. Those who constructed the coup effort against President Trump will not relent in their effort to see him removed. Impeachment is their best defense.
  • CTH: Deep State Impeachment Team Racing Against Time, Durham and Barr – NY Times Aids With Australian Narrative.[674]
  • CTH: Deep State Impeachment Team Racing Against Time, Durham and Barr – NY Times Aids With Australian Narrative.[675]
  • the principals connected to the 2016 weaponization of the intelligence apparatus, DOJ and FBI are increasingly concerned about U.S. Attorney John Durham and Attorney General Bill Barr looking at the origins of “Spygate” and the Trump-Russia narrative. Lawfare and their media outlets are leading their defensive-based offensive.
  • Stefan Halper (U.K.), Joseph Mifsud (Italy) and Alexander Downer (Australia) all played a key part in helping CIA Director John Brennan assemble his two-page Electronic Communication (EC) that initiated the FBI to start “Crossfire Hurricane.”
  • All of the Obama-era officials (specifically those who weaponized government in 2016 to target their political opposition) are using the “IC anonymous whistleblower” approach in an attempt to paint any current inquiry as Trump weaponizing the investigation of their coup effort. Any effort by President Trump to expose the 2016 misconduct is now spun to be President Trump weaponizing his office to target his political opposition.
  • Mollie Hemingway: Senators Demand Answers On DNC Efforts To Get Ukrainian Dirt On Trump In 2016.[676]
  • Margot Cleveland: Did The Inspector General’s Office Help The ‘Whistleblower’ Try To Frame Trump?[677]
  • The Federalist: Deleted Firsthand Knowledge Requirement For Whistleblowers Implicates Another Federal Agency.[678]
  • the purportedly nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) may have been weaponized to mislead members of Congress and the American people — all in the name of advancing the impeachment process against President Trump.
  • The CRS report facilitated a false impression that ultimately provided a false impetus for the current impeachment inquiry.
  • Epoch Times: Trump Asks Who Changed Whistleblower Rules Before Submittal of ‘Fake Whistleblower Report’.[679]
  • ICIG Michael Atkinson Attempts Four-Page Justification for Changing “Urgent Concern” Whistle-blower Guidelines.[680][681]
  • Schiff's Staffer Traveled to Ukraine, Trip Was Paid for by Group Funded by Hunter Biden's Old Firm.[682]
  • Hoft: Pelosi NECK DEEP in Ukraine – Female Ukrainian Party Girl Connected to Military and Government is Her Legislative Aide.[683]
  • CTH: The U.S. Senate Has a Survival Interest in Supporting Impeachment Effort.[684]
  • In 2016 a branch of the United States government (Legislative) was attempting a soft-coup against the leader of another branch of government (Executive); by using the Senate Intelligence Committee and designated corrupt agents within the executive branch cabinet… In 2019 the effort shifted to the House Intelligence Committee.
  • Dan Jones talking to Christopher Steele in 2017 is critical to understanding what was going on after Trump won the election. Jones raised $50 million from those who were behind the 2016 stop Trump effort, and the purpose was now the 2017 impeachment effort.
  • Secondary documentation of the connection between the DOJ, FBI, Fusion, and Dan Jones shows up in the FBI investigative 302 notes of Bruce Ohr, released by Judicial Watch. [Pay attention to the May 8th, 2017, interview – pg 18, 19 of pdf]
  • This is where Bruce Ohr is talking about Dan Jones efforts as they were currently aligned with Fusion GPS: “and had been on the staff of the [Senate Intelligence Committee]”…. “At the time of the interview [Jones] was working with the [Vice Chairman of the Committee Mark Warner]”… etc.. Jones having left the SSCI (now outside govt.) then paid Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS to keep up their efforts. As you can see from the texts, Jones was now talking in person (“coming to see you”) to SSCI Vice-Chair Mark Warner in April 2017.
  • The small group in the DOJ and FBI planned to pass-off the Trump investigation to a special counsel. The centerpiece of that investigation would be using the dossier as justification for a need to investigate Trump as a Russian risk. The DOJ/FBI small group needed Glenn Simpson and Chris Steele to stand by the false narrative all of the players had assembled over the prior year.
  • In 2018 the DOJ and FBI covered-up the corruption evident during the 2017 pre-Mueller effort.
  • the State Department was feeding “classified information” to multiple U.S. Senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration:
    The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN).
    Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s last-minute efforts to share classified information about Russia election interference issues with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-01381)). The documents reveal the Obama State Department urgently gathering classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.
  • Fox: Pro-Trump super PAC files FEC complaint against DNC over Ukraine outreach.[685]
  • The hinges on the work of Alexandra Chalupa. The DNC, the complaint alleges, “tasked Chalupa with obtaining incriminating or derogatory information about Donald Trump … [and] Paul Manfort.”
  • the Ukrainian Eembassy confirmed that Chalupa had pushed for Ukrainian officials to publicly mention Manafort’s financial and political ties to the country. Chalupa sought to have the Ukrainian government provide her information about Manafort’s work in the country. She was encouraged by the DNC to meet with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to gain insight that would theoretically boost Hillary Clinton’s bid for president.

October 2019

  • 1 October. Commander-in-Chief declares coup plot.
  • CTH: Confirmation – Bill Barr and John Durham Listened to Mifsud Audio-Tape Deposition in Italy.[686]
  • Trey Gowdy, told Maria Bartiromo he had seen transcripts of the Halper/Turk operation, and those transcripts exonerate Papadopoulos:[687]
  • Daily Beast: Barr Went to Rome to Hear a Secret Tape from Joseph Mifsud, the Professor Who Helped Ignite the Russia Probe.[688]
  • The Italian Justice Ministry public records show that Mifsud had applied for police protection in Italy after disappearing from Link University where he worked and, in doing so, had given a taped deposition to explain just why people might want to harm him.
  • Barr and Durham were played the tape. Durham were shown other evidence the Italians had on Mifsud.
  • London Guardian: William Barr discussed FBI Russia inquiry with UK intelligence.[689]
  • CTH: Prosecution Responds to Flynn Discovery Motion – Government Refuses to Provide Any Additional Evidence.[690]
  • CTH: Flynn Lawyer Tells Judge Motive Behind Why Flynn Took Guilty Plea.[691]
  • Margot Cleveland: New Evidence Suggests Prosecutors Pressured Michael Flynn To Lie.[692]
  • Stephen Miller: “The Deep State is Terrified of Being Exposed”[693]
  • New York Post: Dems, media aim to squash Barr’s probe of Russia-collusion hoax.[694]
  • What Democrats and their media allies really want is to torpedo Attorney General William Barr’s probe into the origins of the Russian “collusion” hoax.
  • The whistleblower complaint and the manic news reports of the Australia call both serve the same dual-purpose: to ­advance the anti-Trump operation and to shield its perpetrators by smearing Barr and thereby discrediting the investigations under his authority.
  • the whistleblower’s written complaint, based entirely on second- and third-hand information, presents Trump’s request that the Ukrainian leader work with Barr to “get to the bottom” of the collusion hoax as part of the alleged quid pro quo. That suggests the whistleblower and his confreres in the ­intelligence apparatus are worried about Barr’s investigation and what it could ­uncover about their spying on the Trump campaign.
  • The FBI’s anti-Trump investigation began in July 2016, based on a tip from Alexander Downer, then Australia’s envoy to Britain. He alleged that onetime Trump adviser George ­Papadopoulos had told him that the Russians had damaging ­information on Clinton.
  • Barr is interested in Joseph Mifsud. The Rome-based academic hasn’t been heard from in nearly two years. Well-known to Italian and other Western intelligence services, Mifsud is alleged to have told Papadopoulos about Russia possessing dirt on Clinton. If Mifsud is a Russian agent, as former FBI director James Comey alleged, NATO countries will spend years assessing the damage. If he isn’t, it’s evidence that Comey’s FBI wasn’t probing the Trump campaign — but running a sting operation against it.
  • count on the continued efforts of Democrats and anti-Trump operatives in the intelligence community and media to discredit Barr. They have to stay on offense — or risk exposure.
  • Sean Davis: Top Lawmakers Tell Intel Community Inspector General: Come Clean On Secret Changes To Whistleblower Rules.[695]
  • The Federalist: Intel IG Admits It Secretly Erased ‘First-Hand Information’ Requirement In August.[696]
  • The Federalist: Left Tries To Wave Away IG Changes Allowing Whistleblowers To Weaponize Hearsay.[697]
  • The Federalist: CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ Stands By Its Bogus Reporting That Whistleblower Is Under Federal Protection.[698]
  • Dick Morris: The Fired Ukraine Prosecutor Was Investigating Hunter Biden.[699]
  • Hoft: BILLIONS of IMF and US Funds Looted and Lost by Bank Connected to Burisma Holdings.[700]
  • 2 October. CTH: FOIA Release Highlights Rosenstein White House Visit With Mueller as a Target Interview.[701]
  • FOIA release confirm Rosenstein took Mueller to interview the target of investigation, not for an interview as Comey's successor; Rosenstein was part of Deep State coup 1.0.
  • Townhall: Schiff Knew About Whistleblower Complaint Before It Was File.[702]
  • CTH: Inspector General Identifies DC U.S. Attorney Leaking Grand Jury Evidence.[703]
  • One possibility for the identity of the leaker is Asst. U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis who recently withdrew from cases involving: Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn and Concord Management LLC, all cases stemming from Mueller and the scheme team prosecutions. [Emphasis: This is speculation].
  • Brennan urges Trump's removal from office.[704]
  • 3 October. Epoch Times: Justice Department to Question Brennan in ‘Spygate’ Inquiry.[705]
  • Paul Sperry: The Democrat whistleblower who complained about Trump digging up dirt in Ukraine was himself helping dig up dirt in Ukraine against Trump (and Manafort) while working in the Obama White House during 2016 campaign.[706]
  • The whistleblower is a registered Democrat & CIA analyst who was detailed before the 2016 election to the Obama White House,where he worked on the NSC's Ukraine desk & met w anti-Trump Ukrainian officials before being sent packing by the Trump NSC & becoming disgruntled.[707]
  • 4 October. Reuters: Trump orders 'substantial' cut in National Security Council staff: Bloomberg. [708]
  • Sean Davis: Anti-Trump Whistleblower Concealed Contacts With House Democrats From Inspector General.[709]
  • Whistleblower did not disclosed to the ICIG his contacts with Schiff committee prior to filing - a felony.[710]
  • Schiff coached the whistleblower.
  • PJ Media: Report: Ex-CIA Impeachment Whistleblower Dug Up Dirt on Trump in Ukraine.[711]
  • Whistle-Blower Worked For A Current 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidate.[712]
  • Sean Davis: Testimony From Ukraine Envoy Kurt Volker Directly Contradicts Democrats’ Impeachment Narrative.[713]
  • 5 October. CTH: Nancy Pelosi is “Grubering” The American Electorate on Impeachment – Committee Requests, aka “Subpoenas”, Constructed to Manufacture “Obstruction”[714]
A "letter conveying a subpoena" is not a subpoena.
  • Several years ago the architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, admitted on camera the Democrats who were assembling healthcare legislation were “relying upon the stupidity of the American voter”
  • Using the House Oversight Committee as the example (because that’s the one most cited and all of the letters are formatted identically), look at the language:
  • the phrase “sent a letter conveying a subpoena“
  • That statement is not the same as ‘sent a subpoena’; the term “subpoena” literally means “under penalty“. A subpoena duces tecu, requires you to produce documents. In this example a congressional subpoena literally, and only, means: a request for the production of documents with a penalty for non-compliance.
  • Pelosi does not want to engage the judicial branch, nor does she want to give the target (President Trump) the opportunity to engage the judicial branch, ie. court. The judiciary would likely upend her House committee “official impeachment inquiry” scheme, just as D.C. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell recently did to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler for “gaming the system“. Speaker Pelosi’s unilateral decree for an “official impeachment inquiry” without a House vote will not pass court review.
  • these are political subpoenas, demand letters as weapons; constructed for optimal political value, and framed to create obstruction articles of impeachment.
  • This is a carefully constructed subversion of the constitutional processes and procedures.
  • The failure to comply with a non-official subpoena (essentially a letter); for documents relating to a fake “official impeachment inquiry” (Pelosi decree); that the House specifically never intends to enforce in any court (because they would fail); results in the House committee finding of “obstruction.” An enhancement for their impeachment articles.
  • See: Lawfare: The Watergate ‘Road Map’ and the Coming Mueller Report, September 14, 2018.
  • In 2018 [The Conservative Treehouse] noted the significant House rule changes constructed by Nancy Pelosi for the 116th congress seemed specifically geared toward impeachment. That impeachment plan was made at the same time as the “Lawfare Obstruction Roadmap” was drawn up. With the framework of the current effort, those changed rules are now being used to subvert historic processes and construct the articles of impeachment. Without a vote to initiate an impeachment inquiry, the articles of impeachment can now be drawn up in committee without any participation by the minority;[715] and without any input from the executive branch.
  • 6 October. John Ratcliffe Explains Why Pelosi’s “Impeachment Inquiry” is Being Run From House Intel Instead of House Judiciary.[716]
  • Transcript of October 5, 2019 closed door ICIG shows collusion between ICIG and Chairman Schiff on whistleblower complaint;
  • Schiff should recuse and be put under oat as he himself is now a fact witness.
  • Impeachment inquiry run behind closed doors by House Intel Committee rather the committee of jurisdiction, the House Judiciary Committee.[717]
  • Pelosi is intentionally using non-jurisdictional committees because she is manipulating the process. It’s the same reason why the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight committees cannot legally send out “Impeachment-based Subpoenas“; they have no impeachment jurisdiction.
  • The “impeachment” subpoenas’ are not technically subpoenas because the basis for the requests, impeachment, is not within the jurisdiction of either committee. So the committees are sending out demand letters, calling them subpoenas (media complies with the narrative), and hoping the electorate do not catch on to the scheme.
  • Epoch Times: Intelligence Community Watchdog Interviews Second Whistleblower.[718]
  • Following Barr/Durham Trip To Italy, Angry Former Italian PM (And Obama Pal Matteo Renzi) Threatens To Sue George Papadopoulos.[719]
  • 7 October. Epoch Times: Media Narrative on ‘Spygate’ Figure Mifsud Shifts as Barr Investigates.[720]
  • Ryan Saavedra: Audio, Email Evidence Shows DNC Colluded With Ukraine To Boost Hillary By Harming Trump, Report Says.[721]
  • Lee Smith: It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain.[722]
  • James Clapper: Obama Ordered Us to Start the Witch Hunt.[723]
  • CTH: House Sends More Carefully Worded Impeachment Demand Letters (Not Subpoenas) – OMB and Pentagon.[724]
The claim is fraudulent; (A) the House of Representatives has not voted on an impeachment inquiry; (B) the Committee on Oversight and Reform is not the committee of jurisdiction in an impeachment inquiry.
  • Chairman Adam Schiff, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, Committee on White House Oversight; Chairman Eliot L. Engel, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, continue sending carefully worded letters under the guise of ‘subpoenas’.
  • in these latest versions they are modifying: (#1) now they actually include attachments that would be “subpoenas”; yet they shift language to ‘subpoena schedules’. Why? Because (#2) the letters and subpoenas omit any penalty for non-compliance. They cannot assign a penalty because the letters do not carry judicial authority.
  • a congressional committee must meet three requirements for their investigative subpoenas to be “legally sufficient” or have “judicial authority”; meaning a subpoena that carries a legal penalty for non-compliance.
  • First: “the committee’s investigation of the broad subject area must be authorized by its chamber;
  • Second: “the investigation must pursue “a valid legislative purpose” but does not need to involve legislation and does not need to specify the ultimate intent of Congress;
  • Third: the specific inquiries must be pertinent to the subject matter area that has been authorized for investigation.
  • These “subpoenas” from the committees do not meet the first hurdle. The “impeachment inquiry” was not authorized by its chamber. The chamber for each committee is the full house of representatives. [Again, there are constitutional processes within impeachment.]
  • KEY POINT – Remember, the Legislative committee intent is to pierce the constitutional firewall that creates a distinct separation of powers; and the Legislative branch is trying to force documents from the Executive branch, overriding executive privilege. This is a constitutional issue.
  • A demand letter only becomes a subpoena, technically meaning: ‘a request for the production of documents with a penalty for non-compliance’, when the committee has judicial authority. Absent judicial authority, all of these “subpoenas” are simply “letters”.
  • the letters are from Oversight, Intel and Foreign Affairs. Those three committees are outside the jurisdiction of the committee that holds power to write articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee (Chairman Jerry Nadler). As lawyer Ristvan noted:
  • It is well established that the House has subpoena powers concerning legislative oversight. But that power is limited to matters concerning A1§8. Neither foreign policy (Ukraine call) nor impeachment have any nexus to A1§8. Such subpoenas do not abrogate executive privilege.
  • It is established (SCOTUS concerning Nixon impeachment investigation) that IF the House votes to have the Judiciary committee formally conduct an impeachment investigation, then that committee (only) has subpoena power, and that power CAN pierce thru executive privilege. No such vote has been taken.
  • In essence, Schiff, Cummings and Engel are on a non-constitutional, non-authorized (by chamber) partisan fishing expedition – given the label “official impeachment inquiry” via a non-constitutional unilateral decree by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi (Speaker), Schiff (Intel), Cummings (Oversight), and Engel (Foreign Affairs) are attempting to use non-jurisdictional committees (no authority within the impeachment process) to gain evidence to relay to the committee that would have impeachment authority, the House Judiciary Committee. Presumably once their assembled information arrives at the Judiciary, Jerry Nadler’s Lawfare staff will write articles of impeachment. This is the process they are following; however, this partisan approach completely cuts-out the rights of the minority (republicans) and the impeachment due process rights of the executive. Pelosi appears to be waiting until all of the assembled evidence arrives at the Judiciary Committee before she will call for a full house vote to authorize the impeachment investigation. Again, manipulating the process.
  • In the interim, none of these demand letters carry any penalty for non-compliance because Pelosi’s crew doesn’t want to engage the court system. In these latest letters they have retracted the ¹prior threats (example below) to use non-compliance as “evidence of obstruction” because it’s likely any “obstruction articles” would be easily challenged in court on the basis the underlying subpoena lacked judicial authority.
  • [Sundance added]: When it comes to political weaponization and political power constructs the Marxists have exceptional work ethics; they will outwork anyone on the other side who opposes them. They are far, far, better at political strategy and scheme than conservative politicians. Part of the reason for their success is that crooks, cons and swindlers are far more cunning than honorable, virtuous and moral people. It is unfortunate, but true; and the same truth applies beyond politics.
  • […] We are the normal people who don’t spend every moment of our day scheming, conniving, and developing plans to dismantle the lives of your freedom loving community and rebuild it as a collective society. For these Marxists who are about to take power that’s all they do. Every moment of their existence they spend thinking about how to gain power and dominate, 24/7/365 that’s all they do.[725]
  • Sean Davis: Intel Community IG Stonewalling Congress On Backdated Whistleblower Rule Changes.[726]
  • Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for U.S. intelligence agencies, acknowledged that his office secretly changed key whistleblower forms and rules in September, but refused to explain to lawmakers why those changes were backdated to August.
  • 8 October. CTH: DNI Declassifies FISA Judge James Boasberg 2018 Ruling – FBI Conducted “Tens of Thousands” of Unauthorized NSA Database Queries.[727][728]
  • Judge Boasberg wrote his opinion in October 2018. Boasberg reviewed 2017 through March 2018. This cover the period from before the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller up to March 2018. The Mueller report is date March 2019 and contains this statement on Page 13:
  • For more than the past year, the FBI also embedded personnel at the Office who did not work on the Special Counsel’s investigation, but whose purpose was to review the results of the investigation and to send—in writing—summaries of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information to FBI HQ and FBI Field Offices.
  • Judge Boasberg's opinion covers the period from Mueller's appointment, May 17, 2017 up to March 2018, and the period of the Trump Transition up up Mueller's appointment.
  • Epoch Times: FBI Violated Americans’ Rights by Improperly Searching Surveillance Database, Court Finds.[729]
  • Mueller lied under oath.[730]
  • Jerry Dunleavy: Senate report criticizes Obama FBI response to Russian interference on Twitter and Facebook.[731]
  • Sens. Grassley, Graham, Lee, Cruz, Cornyn, Crapo, Tillis, Kennedy, and Blackburn ask the DOJ & FBI about the status of 4 criminal referrals made by the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the baseless claims made during the Kavanaugh hearings.[732]
  • White House response to unconstitutional alleged "impeachment inquiry".[733]
  • 9 October. DOJ probing potentially serious allegations against Mueller.[734]
  • CTH: Rod Rosenstein “Unindicted Co-Conspirator”? – Durham Expands Timeline for Probe.[735]
  • Durham is looking into the Mueller phase of the coup (early 2017);
  • Rosenstein lied to the White House when he took Mueller into the Oval Office on May 16th to interview the special counsel target.
  • Rod Rosenstein expanding the special counsel investigations. Rosenstein wrote three scope memos in total.
  • The third memo specifically allowed Mueller to target Mike Flynn Jr. as a tool to get General Flynn to take a plea deal.
  • Rosenstein cooperated in the Mueller claim of Russian election activity through DOJ indictments of ridiculous Russian-related entities; none of which would ever be prosecuted – and almost all of which seemed constructed to promote the guise upon which the Special Counsel was launched.
*Rosenstein approved of the James Wolfe plea deal, burying the FISA leak and the involvement of senators within the SSCI in the overall coup effort.
  • Rosenstein was specifically in charge of authorizing or granting the aggregate activity of Mueller’s team; which would include the aggressive methods used by the DOJ and FBI evidenced by raids on Paul Manafort and SWAT deployment against Roger Stone (with CNN media to broadcast).
  • Rosenstein would have to sign-off on the $10,000 sting operation against George Papadopoulos at Dulles International Airport.
  • Rosenstein also threatened President Trump not to declassify material in Sept. ’18 or he would face obstruction.
  • Bret Baier & Jake Gibson: Durham investigation into origins of 2016 Trump campaign surveillance expands its scope.[736]
  • Catherine Herridge: Durham Update.[737]
  • PJ Media: Democrats' Fear of Durham About to Reach Panic Level.[738]
  • Zerohedge: Time To Reassess CrowdStrike's Credibility.[739]
  • Attempted Coup Against President Trump Looks Like CIA Operation Led by John Brennan.[740]
  • Comey FBI press spokesman Michael Kortan got bribes from CNN and New York Times during Clinton and Russia investigations and lied about it to investigators.[741]
  • Devin Nunes’s lawsuit against Twitter moves forward.[742]
  • The Federalist: Anti-Trump Whistleblower Attorney Worked Directly For James Clapper.[743]
Another day, another phoney subpoena.
  • 10 October. Washington Examiner: Joe Biden worked with whistleblower when he was vice president, officials reveal.[744]
  • The Federalist: Anti-Trump alleged "whistleblower" attorney threatened to use his clients’ intelligence capabilities to dox a random Twitter user who irritated him.[745]
  • WSJ: Game Over – Fake Whistleblower Lawyers Retreat From Testimonial Appearance.[747]
  • 12 October. CTH: FISA Judges Collyer and Boasberg Both Identified NSA Databases Used for Political Surveillance.[748]
  • investigating the dossier made the 2017 Mueller investigation an extension of a 2016 counterintelligence investigation and not a criminal investigation (later, those were spun off). By maintaining the counterintelligence process for Mueller, the FBI was able to continue exploiting the NSA database as a FISA(702) tool for their investigation. The foreign actors played a key role in this process. So long as the Mueller investigation was targeting foreign actors they could collect downstream evidence on the “702” (American persons) returns.
  • In essence, the “small group” was stretching the NSA database rules to conduct electronic warrantless searches and massive electronic surveillance on targets direct (“to/from”) and indirect (downstream).
  • using the database Mueller’s team could continue to exploit the FISA(702) process. They could gather material for their criminal cases through the NSA database and then transfer those results to their spun off prosecutions. That’s why the Steele Dossier was so important. The Dossier formed the basis to continue making the Mueller investigation a counterintelligence operation, Title-I. Without the Dossier creating the foreign construct, Mueller’s team would have had to follow Title-III. They didn’t need to do too much actual investigation because: (a) they knew the Russian-collusion/conspiracy was false; and (2) they could just access the NSA database and pull all the material they needed.
  • Mueller wanted the dossier included would be to maintain Mueller’s investigation as a counterintelligence operation. [An extension of Crossfire Hurricane] As a result, all previous FBI exploits using FISA(702) database searches would be authorized. To get the Dossier moved from “political opposition research” into valid “investigative evidence” the FBI needed to find a way to get it into the investigation…. Hence, Carter Page and the FISA warrant became the unwitting target and vehicle to carry it.
  • Rosenstein authorized a counterintelligence operation (2nd scope) and simultaneously re-authorized the cover story, the Carter Page FISA renewal. The ramifications here are actually bigger than the original FISA database abuse. It means the Mueller group had secret ongoing background surveillance on all of their targets; and they did not need court authority (Title-III warrants) to get evidence.
  • Chuck Ross: Andrew McCabe said at a recent event that Christopher Steele told the FBI he could not vouch for all of the materials in the dossier, and the sourcing chain he used.[749][750][751]
  • against the backdrop of Ambassador Yovanovitch in 2017 and 2018 “monitoring” American persons in/around her Ukraine interests; and considering all of these database search queries identified by Boasberg in 2017 and 2018 “incidentally” captured Americans; perhaps this explains how the Yovanovitch “monitoring” was taking place.[752]
  • Lee Smith: Ukraine Ground Zero for Russia Collusion Hoax.[753]
  • 13 October. RAY McGOVERN: The New York Times’ Preemptive Reporting on James Comey.[754]
  • 14 October. Adam Mill: New FISA Court Opinion Reveals More Illegal FBI Spying On Americans.[755]
  • the FBI* failed to keep adequate records, as required by law.
  • “Since April 2017, the government has reported a large number of FBI queries that were not reasonably likely to return foreign-intelligence intonation or evidence of crime. In a number of cases, a single improper decision or assessment resulted in the use of query terms corresponding to a large number of individuals, including U.S. persons.”
  • On December 1, 2017, an element of the FBI (name redacted) “also conducted over 6,800 queries using the Social Security Numbers of individuals.”
  • “The Court has not heard from the personnel who conducted those non-compliant queries and is not well positioned to assess what courses of action they would have taken if they had been obligated to state in writing why they thought the queries were justified.”
  • Judicial Watch Reveals Surveillance Targets Requested by U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch and State Department – But Bigger Question is Missing.[756]
“This is not an obscure rule, everyone in public diplomacy or public affairs knows they can’t make lists and monitor U.S. citizens unless there is a major national security reason,” according to a senior State Department official. If the illicit operation occurred, it seems to indicate a clear political bias against the president and his supporters.
Yovanovitch, a career diplomat who has also led American embassies in Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, was appointed ambassador to Ukraine by Obama in 2016. She was recalled by the State Department in May [2019] and remains a State Department employee in Washington D.C.
Mifsud's 2 phones in DOJ possession were used as part of the efforts by western intelligence against Gen. Flynn "likely as early as 2014 to arrange . . . 'connections' with certain Russians"., referring to Stefan Halper's scheme frame Flynn over a causal meeting with a U.K. citizen named Svetlana Lokhova.
  • Sean Davis: Democracy Dies In Darkness: Adam Schiff Just Banned A GOP Lawmaker From Attending Key Ukrainegate Deposition.[757]
  • CTH: Rep Lee Zeldin Discusses Fiona Hill Testimony and Schiff’s Conspicuous Attempt to Drop the Whistleblower.[758]
  • Schiff is trying to sweep the whistleblower complaint under the rug.
  • Bartiromo: IG Report delayed.[759][760]
  • 15 October. DOJ Has Possession of Joseph Mifsud Cell Phones (Blackberries)?[761][762]
  • The 2 phones were used by Mifsud as part of the efforts by western intelligence against him "likely as early as 2014 to arrange . . . 'connections' with certain Russians".[763]
  • George Kent tells House Intel Committee,
“My understanding is that the conversations that were near-daily between Ambassador Pyatt and Toria Nuland regarding what to do on the way forward then included pitching the office of the Vice President [Biden] to push President Poroshenko to remove Shokin.”[764]
  • John Solomon: New evidence shows why Steele, the Ohrs and TSA workers never should have become DOJ sources.[765]
  • 16 October. Epoch Times: DOJ Obtained Cellphones of Central Figure at Origin of Russia Probe.[766]
  • Epoch Times: Carter Page’s Privacy Act Request Remains Unfulfilled.[767]
  • 17 October. Washington Times: AG Barr's special Russia investigator obtained BlackBerrys tied to launch of FBI Russia-Trump probe.[768]
  • Margot Cleveland: Why It Matters That Sidney Powell Wants Data From Joseph Mifsud’s Smartphones.[769]
  • 18 October. Washington Examiner: State Department finds violations by 38 people in Clinton emails review.[770]
  • State Department identified nearly 600 security violations in its now-completed review of email records of dozens of former agency officials and aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • The investigation, which covered the 33,000 emails Clinton provided for review, found 91 “valid violations” attributable to 38 individuals, some of whom may face disciplinary action. Another 497 violations could not be tied to any specific person.
  • Jeff Carlson: Mifsud’s Cell Phones Obtained by Durham Could Answer Key Russiagate Questions.[771]
  • Trump Campaign To Sue CNN For "Substantial Payment" After Project Veritas Undercover Exposé.[772][773]
  • 19 October. Papadopoulos says game-changing Mifsud phones are about to link his case and Mike Flynn’s to treason/[774]
  • Mifsud wasn’t a Russian agent — he was allegedly a “western intelligence” asset who was purposefully used by the Obama administration in 2016 to target both Papadopoulos and then-fellow Trump campaign adviser retired Gen. Michael Flynn.
  • "Mifsud was also spying on Michael Flynn just two months before he started his encounters with me.”
  • the contents of the phone prove that the Obama administration had begun spying on his client as early as 2014.
  • “I joined the Donald Trump campaign in March of 2016. Before even The Washington Post or the American media knew that I was joining this campaign, I had Joseph Mifsud and other intelligence agencies knowing all about me, what I was doing and what Donald Trump’s campaign was all about. So the notion that this investigation, Crossfire Hurricane, started spontaneously on July 31st, 2016 is absurd. It’s completely absurd.”
  • Officials in Italy, the U.K., and Australia all reportedly assisted the Obama administration in its “investigation” of Papadopoulos.
  • Laura Ingraham: “[Trump] represented an existential threat to the global world. They wanted to keep this whole racket going with globalism. And Trump was the skunk at that globalist picnic."
  • CTH: Reminder: John Durham Questioning CIA Officials About Intelligence Community Assessment.[775]
  • the December 29th, 2016, Joint Analysis Report (JAR) on Russia Cyber Activity was a quickly compiled bunch of nonsense about Russian hacking. The JAR was followed a week later by the January 7th, 2017, Intelligence Community Assessment.
  • The ICA was the brain-trust of John Brennan, James Clapper and James Comey. While the majority of content was from the CIA, some of the content within the ICA was written by FBI Agent Peter Strzok. NSA Director Mike Rogers refused to sign up to the “high confidence” claims. All of the downstream claims about Russian activity, including the Russian indictments promoted by Rosenstein and the Mueller team, are centered around origination claims of illicit Russian activity outlined in the ICA. Information available as of 29 December 2016 was used in the preparation of this product.
  • "Scope: This report includes an analytic assessment drafted and coordinated among The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA), which draws on intelligence information collected and disseminated by those three agencies. It covers the motivation and scope of Moscow’s intentions regarding US elections and Moscow’s use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence US public opinion. The assessment focuses on activities aimed at the 2016 US presidential election and draws on our understanding of previous Russian influence operations. When we use the term “we” it refers to an assessment by all three agencies."[776]
  • CTH: DOJ-FBI “Small Group” Promote Defense of Spygate Operations – Former FBI/DOJ Officials Nervous, Hiring Lawyers.[777]
  • The activity of the “small group” of coup plotters consists of three generalized subsidiary agencies: (1) DOJ/FBI, (2) CIA/ODNI, and (3) The State Department. Within each “small group faction” a years-long review of their narrative constructs shows the groups have specific and unique media outlets for their offensive (’16, ’17) and defensive (’18, ’19) propaganda efforts. The DOJ/FBI faction of the “small group” leaks to narrative engineers at the New York Times and NBC. The CIA/ODNI faction utilize the Washington Post and ABC; and •the State Dept. faction use CNN and CBS. Each faction uses the same reporters & pundits for their distribution.
  • The secondary media groups come in for support – reporting on the reporting; and then reporting on the reporting of the reporting… and so on. This process provides a concentric distribution effort to bolster the originating premise; all of the ideologically aligned reporters share information for the larger process of defending the prior activity and advancing a unified narrative. [
  • The first “small group” report is from NBC. Toplines:
  • The Durham investigation is more broad and therefore more troubling.
  • Durham is moving to interview current/former CIA and current/former Intelligence Community operatives.
  • The CIA and Intelligence Community operatives are hiring lawyers prior to speaking to Durham.
  • The Durham investigation appears again looking at the ICA (Intelligence Community Assessment); which again is the part of Small Group operation which constructed the ‘vast Russian conspiracy’ (election interference) narrative.
  • The Small Group is worried the investigation has now shifted into a possible criminal probe.
  • The Small Group members themselves have NOT been questioned. This is making them nervous; hence the reporting.
  • Barr and Durham visiting Italy, the U.K. and Australia to speak with Mifsud, Halper and Downer respectively is really making the Small Group nervous.
  • Here’s the key NBC paragraphs::
  • Via NBC: "A review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the Russia investigation has expanded significantly amid concerns about whether the probe has any legal or factual basis, multiple current and former officials told NBC News.
  • "The prosecutor conducting the review, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Brennan told NBC News.
  • "Durham has also requested to talk to CIA analysts involved in the intelligence assessment of Russia’s activities, prompting some of them to hire lawyers, according to three former CIA officials familiar with the matter. And there is tension between the CIA and the Justice Department over what classified documents Durham can examine, two people familiar with the matter said.
  • Durham is looking at who put together the December 2016, Joint Analysis Report (JAR); and the January 2017, Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA); essentially the originating documents that promoted the vast Russian conspiracy and set the cornerstone for a special counsel investigation therein.
  • NBC: "If Durham is conducting a criminal investigation, it’s not clear what allegations of wrongdoing are being examined. The Justice Department has not detailed any, and a spokeswoman declined to comment for this story.
  • “I don’t know what the legal basis for this is,” Brennan said, calling the probe “bizarre.”
  • "Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful.
  • "Skeptics who have been trying to track Durham’s movements say he has yet to interview key figures, including former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, former FBI agent Peter Stzrok and former FBI general counsel James Baker.
  • [“skeptics”? Who are they? …and why are they “trying to track Durham’s movements”?]
  • "“Nobody who knows anything has been interviewed,” said a person in touch with those former officials.
  • [So the group is talking to themselves and using a third party to push their collective discussion into the media. Important to note.]
  • "A Western intelligence official familiar with what Durham has been asking of foreign officials says his inquiries track closely with the questions raised about the Russia investigation in right-wing media.
  • [So some entity in the intelligence community, likely outside the U.S. , is in contact with the small group and keeping them apprised of what Durham is doing? Interesting. Pay attention to what NBC is admitting here… Corrupt officials, co-conspirators, within the intelligence apparatus are monitoring John Durham; relaying information back to their allies; who then talk among themselves and coordinate media leaks based on the information they are able to extract from the tracking. That’s a big admission.]
  • "The Senate intelligence committee examined the allegations about Downer, Mifsud and Halper, as part of its bipartisan investigation into the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia was responsible for attacking the 2016 election, and found nothing to substantiate any wrongdoing, a committee aide said. (read full article)
  • [Again, notice how the small group is utilizing the SSCI, and it is a committee aide within the SSCI that is leaking to NBC. We already know the SSCI was completely compromised by the effort to remove President Trump from office.[778] Part of that SSCI effort led to the discovery of SSCI Security Director James Wolfe leaking the FISA application to the media. The SSCI was/is part of the coup/impeachment effort.]
  • CTH: New York Times Narrative Engineers Start Positioning DOJ/FBI “Small Group” Coup-Plotters as Victims of CIA and Intelligence Community Manipulation.[779]
  • Content and distribution tells us this information is from the DOJ and FBI faction of the “Small Group“. Not accidentally, and VERY importantly, this is the same faction under the microscope of Inspector General Michael Horowitz and his pending IG report. Additionally, and again very importantly, the principles within the IG report have already had an opportunity to review the part of the upcoming report that highlights their conduct. So this New York Times reporting, from conversations with the DOJ and FBI small group participants, is coming out in advance of the IG report and with their review in mind.
  • Here’s the article:
  • :Federal prosecutors reviewing the origins of the Russia investigation have asked witnesses pointed questions about any anti-Trump bias among former F.B.I. officials who are frequent targets of President Trump and about the earliest steps they took in the Russia inquiry, according to former officials and other people familiar with the review.
  • [Note “prosecutors” is plural; more than one. “prosecutors” also implies a shift from investigative review, to a likelihood of criminal conduct. The media presentation of John Durham has gone from a single U.S. Attorney with a mandate from his boss, to a group of people, ‘prosecutors’, working with the U.S. Attorney.]
  • :The prosecutors, led by John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, have interviewed about two dozen former and current F.B.I. officials, the people said. Two former senior F.B.I. agents are assisting with the review, the people said.
  • [Two dozen former and current FBI officials questioned, but none of the individual within the small group have been questioned yet. In addition to the prosecutors, Durham also has two FBI agents assisting. Later in the article we discover a strong likelihood that one of those FBI agents is the leak source for the New York Times.]
  • :The number of interviews shows that Mr. Durham’s review is further along than previously known. It has served as a political flash point since Attorney General William P. Barr revealed in the spring that he planned to scrutinize the beginnings of the Russia investigation, which Mr. Trump and his allies have attacked without evidence as a plot by law enforcement and intelligence officials to prevent him from winning the 2016 election.
  • :Mr. Durham has yet to interview all the F.B.I. officials who played key roles in opening the Russian investigation in the summer of 2016, the people familiar with the review said. He has not spoken with Peter Strzok, a former top counterintelligence official who opened the inquiry; the former director James B. Comey or his deputy, Andrew G. McCabe; or James A. Baker, then the bureau’s general counsel.
  • [So Mr. Durham has not questioned the “small group” participants. Ultimately this appears to be the reason for the nervousness now originating a defensive posture.]
  • :Those omissions suggest Mr. Durham may be waiting until he has gathered all the facts before he asks to question the main decision makers in the Russia inquiry.
  • [Or it could be that those “main decision makers” are targets of the investigation.]
  • :The president granted Mr. Barr sweeping powers for the review, though he did not open it as a criminal investigation. That means he gave Mr. Durham the power only to read materials the government had already gathered and to request voluntary interviews from witnesses, not to subpoena witnesses or documents. It is not clear whether the status of the review has changed.
  • [Why would Mr. Barr need to “subpoena” pre-existing documents he has been granted full presidential authority to review? Methinks the New York Times engineer is conflating the power of a special counsel (prior investigation) with the power of a U.S. Attorney General who was granted full access to any/all classified information by an executive order from the President of the United States.]
  • :Mr. Durham’s investigators appeared focused at one point on Mr. Strzok, said one former official who was interviewed. Mr. Strzok opened the Russia inquiry in late July 2016 after receiving information from the Australian government that the Russians had offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton to a Trump campaign adviser. Mr. Durham’s team has asked about the events surrounding the Australian tip, some of the people familiar with the review said.
  • :Mr. Durham’s team, including Nora R. Dannehy, a veteran prosecutor, has questioned witnesses about why Mr. Strzok both drafted and signed the paperwork opening the investigation, suggesting that was unusual for one person to take both steps. Mr. Strzok began the inquiry after consulting with F.B.I. leadership, former officials familiar with the episode said.
  • [“why” did FBI leadership allow Strzok to create, draft and open the investigation? LOL, that’s actually a big tell. Apparently Comey and McCabe were smart enough to keep their signatures off a political investigation. It’s called plausible deniability. Same purpose for James Comey keeping copious notes (diary) in his home safe.]
  • :Mr. Durham has also questioned why Mr. Strzok opened the case on a weekend, again suggesting that the step might have been out of the ordinary. Former officials said that Mr. McCabe had directed Mr. Strzok to travel immediately to London to interview the two Australian diplomats who had learned about the Russians’ offer to help the Trump campaign and that he was trying to ensure he took the necessary administrative steps first.
  • [“Two” = Alexander Downer and Erika Thompson. May 10, 2016, Papadopoulos meets Ambassador Downer at the Kensington Wine Rooms in London, England. MEDIA CLAIM: “Downer met with George Papadopoulos, where Papadopoulos — having been introduced through two intermediaries, Christian Cantor and Erika Thompson — mentioned that Russians had material on Hillary Clinton.” Both Papadopoulos and Downer refute their May 10th meeting discussed Clinton emails. Papadopoulos notes that Ambassador Downer is recording their conversation.[780]]
  • :It is not clear how many people Mr. Durham’s team has interviewed outside of the F.B.I. His investigators have questioned officials in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence but apparently have yet to interview C.I.A. personnel, people familiar with the review said.
  • [So the leakers “people familiar” to the NYT are limited to knowledge inside the DOJ and FBI operational entities; just as we suspected.
  • "Many of the questions from Mr. Durham’s team overlapped with ones that the Justice Department inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, has posed in his own look into aspects of the Russia inquiry, according to the people.
  • "Mr. Horowitz’s report, which is most likely to be made public in the coming weeks, is expected to criticize law enforcement officials’ actions in the Russia investigation. Mr. Horowitz’s findings could provide insights into why Mr. Barr thought that the Russia investigation needed to be examined.
  • [Well, there’s the motive for the current narrative engineering. Horowitz’s report is coming out; small group participants will be criticized; and the justification for Barr and Durham to look at their behavior will be bolstered by IG Horowitz.]
  • "In his review, Mr. Durham has asked witnesses about the role of Christopher Steele, a former intelligence official from Britain who was hired to research Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia by a firm that was in turn financed by Democrats. Law enforcement officials used some of the information Mr. Steele compiled into a now-infamous dossier to obtain a secret wiretap on a Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page, whom they suspected was an agent of Russia.
  • [Interesting the NYT doesn’t write that Mr. Durham has interviewed Christopher Steele about his work on the dossier and his contact with the small group (he has). One would think that would be an important notation in a paragraph about Mr. Steele, no?]
  • "Mr. Durham’s investigators asked why F.B.I. officials would use unsubstantiated or incorrect information in their application for a court order allowing the wiretap and seemed skeptical about why agents relied on Mr. Steele’s dossier.
  • :The inspector general has also raised concerns that the F.B.I. inflated Mr. Steele’s value as an informant in order to obtain the wiretap on Mr. Page. Mr. Durham’s investigators have done the same, according to the people familiar with his review.
  • [Well, well, well, I answered my own question. The NYT doesn’t want readers to know John Durham interviewed Steele, because the NYT is admitting the Steele information was “unsubstantiated”, “incorrect”, and the FBI “inflated” Mr. Steele to gain a political weapon. Hmmm… methinks those exact words will be in the IG report; I digress.]
  • "Mr. Horowitz has asked witnesses about an assessment of Mr. Steele that MI6, the British spy agency, provided to the F.B.I. after bureau officials received his dossier on Mr. Trump in September 2016. MI6 officials said Mr. Steele, a Russia expert, was honest and persistent but sometimes showed questionable judgment in pursuing targets that others viewed as a waste of time, two people familiar with the assessment said.
  • [That preceeding paragraph is just loaded with juicy stuff. The NYT is sharing that MI6 told the FBI Steele was a sketchy fellow. The NYT is positioning the dossier to the FBI in September 2016, but we know the dossier material was in Brennan’s briefing to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in August 2016…. So the NYT is positioning the FBI as a victim of bad intel from the dossier that was initiated by John Brennan. Very interesting. Additionally, “two people familiar with the MI6 assessment” is confluent with two people who have read the IG report which will outline the MI6 assessment. See how that works?]
  • "One former official said that in his interview with Mr. Durham’s team, he pushed back on the notion that law enforcement and intelligence officials had plotted to thwart Mr. Trump’s candidacy..
  • "The former official said he was reassured by the presence of John C. Eckenrode, one of the former senior F.B.I. agents assisting Mr. Durham. Like Mr. Durham, who investigated C.I.A. torture of detainees overseas, Mr. Eckenrode is also familiar with high-stakes political inquiries.
  • "He is probably best known for working with Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the former United States attorney who in 2003 was appointed to investigate the leak of the identity of an undercover C.I.A. officer, Valerie Plame, to a journalist. “Jack is as straight a shooter as you can get in the F.B.I.,” Asha Rangappa, a former F.B.I. agent, said of Mr. Eckenrode, a friend. “It’s the first reassuring thing I’ve heard about this review.” (Read Full Article)[781]
  • Oh good grief. Asha “Comey is my Homey” Rangappa, likes one of Durham’s FBI investigators…. who also worked with corruptocrat Patrick Fitzgerald, one of James Comey’s corrupt friends who is now Comey’s corrupt lawyer. Given that some of these NYT leaks come from inside Durham’s team, it’s likely John Eckenrode is the source. The key takeaway from this NYT article is the beginning of the public defense narrative for the DOJ/FBI small group. 'They are starting to position themselves as victims of false information delivered to them by the CIA and Intelligence Community. Apparently, this is the big picture defense they will use when the IG report drops. [Ed note: Special thanks to Sundance].
  • Glen Beck interview with Andriy Telizhenko. Telizhenko was present at the January 19, 2016 White House meeting with Eric Ciaramella and members of Obama’s National Security Council, FBI, State Department and Department of Justice. Ukrainians were informed to terminated the investigation into Hunter Biden and Burisma, and to find "new evidence" on a 2014 case against Paul Manafort that the FBI has already investigated and dismissed.[782]
  • 20 October. Durham’s Trail Leading to SSCI – Ali Watkins Never Slept With James Wolfe – It Was a Cover Story.[783]
  • interesting quote from NBC: ”Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful.”[784]
Warner wanted covert contact with Christopher Steele. Adam Waldman tells Warner that FusionGPS's new paymaster, Dan Jones, is coming to see him.
  • During the 2016 effort to weaponize the institutions of government against Donald Trump, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) was headed by Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein. After the 2016 election Senator Feinstein abdicated her vice-chair position to Senator Mark Warner, and Feinstein's lead staffer Dan Jones left the committee to continue paying Fusion-GPS (Glenn Simpson) for ongoing efforts toward the impeachment insurance policy angle. The SSCI needed arms-length plausible deniability amid their 2017 operations to continue the removal effort (soft coup). The trail for this plausible deniability first surfaces with Dan Jones appearing in the early 2017 text messages between Senator Warner and the liaison for Christopher Steele, lawyer and lobbyist Adam Waldman:
  • In those March 2017 text message you can see Senator Warner attempting to set up covert “no paper trail” communication with dossier author Christopher Steele. Adam Waldman represented Chris Steele and Steele’s employer, Oleg Deripaska.
  • Less than a month later you can see within the text messages that Christopher Steele is in direct contact with Dan Jones. “[Chris] said Dan Jones is coming to see you” etc.
  • Jones talking to Christopher Steele in April 2017 is critical to understanding what was going on after Trump won the election.
  • Jones raised $50 million from those who were behind the 2016 stop Trump effort, and the purpose was now the 2017 impeachment effort.[785] As you can see from the texts, Jones was now talking in person (“coming to see you”) to SSCI Vice-Chair Mark Warner in April 2017. The SSCI was heavily involved in the impeachment effort after the election.[786]
  • Secondary documentation of the connection between the DOJ, FBI, Fusion, and Dan Jones shows up in the FBI investigative 302 notes of Bruce Ohr, released by Judicial Watch. [Pay attention to the May 8th, 2017, interview – pg 18, 19 of pdf]. Bruce Ohr is telling the FBI investigator, likely Agent Joe Pientka, about Glenn Simpson and Dan Jones visiting Christopher Steele sometime after May 8, 2017, and they were in the process of “lawyering up”.
  • Via NBC: "Durham has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Brennan told NBC News. Durham has also requested to talk to CIA analysts involved in the intelligence assessment of Russia’s activities, prompting some of them to hire lawyers, according to three former CIA officials familiar with the matter. And there is tension between the CIA and the Justice Department over what classified documents Durham can examine, two people familiar with the matter said.
  • If the ICA is a false political document, the entire narrative from the JAR and ICA is part of a big fraud. Then the construct of the special counsel probe (the “originating” construct), was false.
Deep state coup plotters (left to right) Comey, Clapper, Brennan and Senate Intelligence Committee vice chair Mark Warner.
  • In early 2017 Adam Waldman and Dan Jones were facilitating a plausibly deniable information pipeline from Chris Steele to the SSCI and Senator Mark Warner. At the same time DOJ official Bruce Ohr was facilitating a plausibly deniable information pipeline from Chris Steele to the FBI/DOJ small group. The purposes were the same, everyone needed assurances Steele would stand by the false narratives. That’s the purpose behind the “re-engagement” with Steele through Bruce Ohr. That corrupt planning activity is what the some unknown DOJ and FBI officials are hiding behind the Bruce Ohr 302 redactions.
  • U.S. Attorney John Durham has interviewed Christopher Steele; so too has DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. It was AFTER those interviews with Christopher Steele when the IG report was delayed and reports started surfacing that Durham was adding additional resources, expanding his probe and retaining former FBI officials to assist. It was after those interviews when Durham and Barr started taking the background material of Italy (Mifsud), Australia (Downer) and the U.K. (Halper) more seriously.
  • Per NBC: The Senate intelligence committee examined the allegations about Downer, Mifsud and Halper, as part of its bipartisan investigation into the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia was responsible for attacking the 2016 election, and found nothing to substantiate any wrongdoing, a committee aide said.
  • Again, notice how the small group is utilizing the SSCI, and it is a committee aide within the SSCI that is leaking to NBC. The small group are pulling the Senate Intelligence Committee back into the picture. That brings Dianne Feinstein, Mark Warner, Richard Burr, Daniel Jones, Adam Waldman and James Wolfe back in. In 2018 the DOJ and FBI covered-up the corruption evident during the 2017 pre-Mueller effort. The current position of the small group is to force the 2019 DOJ and FBI to do it again.
Mark Warner entering the SCIF to read the Carter Page FISA warrant on March 17, 2017; it was leaked to reporter Ali Watkins by the SSCI director of security, James Wolfe, hours later on instructions from his Senate bosses, adding fuel to the media frenzy that Trump was a Russian asset.
  • Throughout the 2016 and 2017 effort, a part of one branch of the United States government, the U.S. Senate through the SSCI, was assisting the efforts of the DOJ and FBI against a candidate, president-elect and later United States President, Donald Trump.
  • The 2017 time period covers Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, Jeff Sessions as AG, Rod Rosenstein as Deputy, Chris Wray replacing James Comey as FBI Director, and eventually David Bowditch replacing Andrew McCabe as Deputy. For all of the important decision-making Jeff Sessions was cut-out by design. For example, the person who made the decisions about SSCI Director James Wolfe’s prosecution was Rod Rosenstein. As a result of a FOIA release in Mid December 2018,[787] Judicial Watch revealed how the State Department was feeding “classified information” to multiple U.S. Senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration: The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN). Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s last-minute efforts to share classified information about Russia election interference issues with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-01381))[788]. The documents reveal the Obama State Department urgently gathering classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.[789]
  • The impeachment program was a plan, an insurance policy of sorts; a coordinated effort between corrupt politicians in the Senate and hold-over allies in the executive; the appointment of a special counsel was always the way they were going to hand-off and continue the investigation into Trump; the continued exploitation of the Steele Dossier was critical;
  • While Mark Warner of the SSCI in the Legislative branch was communicating with Adam Waldman and Dan Jones as a conduit to Chris Steele, the FBI/DOJ team in the Executive branch was communicating through Bruce Ohr to Chris Steele (and by extension to Nellie Ohr and Fusion GPS).
Wolfe threatened to bring down his SSCI bosses if they didn't come to his defense.
  • Warner’s role was to weaponize the Legislative branch to advance the ‘Russia conspiracy’ narrative, a fundamental necessity if a special counsel was to be justified. The SSCI, and the security protocols within it, were part of the plan; hence the rapid information from the State Department to the SSCI in the closing days of the Obama administration.
  • On March 17th, 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee took custody of the Carter Page FISA application. The FISA application (original and first renewal) was delivered to Senate Security Director James Wolfe.
  • Senator Mark Warner entered the basement SCIF shortly after 4:00pm on March 17, 2017, the day it was delivered. When SSCI Security Officer James Wolfe was indicted (unsealed June ’18), we can see the FBI investigators are describing the FISA application. Additionally Wolfe exchanged 82 text messages with reporter Ali Watkins. The FISA application is 83 pages with one blank page. Despite the overwhelming (public) circumstantial evidence that Wolfe leaked the FISA application, he was never charged with leaking classified information. Wolfe was only charged with lying three times to federal authorities, and he pled down to one count of lying to the FBI.
  • the Rosenstein DOJ not to charge Wolfe with the FISA leak was because that charge would ensnare Senators on the SSCI.
  • the SSCI has intelligence oversight of the DOJ, DOJ-NSD, FBI and all associated counterintelligence operations. Additionally, when the FBI was investigating Wolfe for leaking classified documents, according to their court filings they had to inform the committee of the risk Wolfe represented.
  • criminal charges for leaking classified intelligence information against James Wolfe would likely result in a major scandal where the SSCI itself was outlined as participants in the weaponization of government for political intents. Thus, the alignment of interests for a dropped charge and DC cover-up.
  • James Wolfe evidenced the schemes when he threatened to subpoena members of the SSCI as part of his defense.[790]
  • WSJ: Attorneys for James A. Wolfe sent letters to all 15 senators on the committee, notifying them that their testimony may be sought as part of Mr. Wolfe’s defense, according to two people familiar with the matter.
  • Mr. Wolfe’s defense lawyers are considering calling the senators as part of the proceedings for a variety of reasons, including as potential character witnesses and to rebut some of the allegations made by the government in the criminal complaint, these people say.
Smoking gun: The SSCI (Legislative branch) colluded in Deep State coup 1.0 by leaking the Carter Page FISA application based on the bogus Steele dossier, whipping up anti-Russian hysteria.
  • Immediately after threatening to subpoena the SSCI (July 27, 2018), the DOJ (Rosenstein authorizing) cut a deal with Wolfe and dropped the charges down to a single charge of lying to investigators. However, someone in the FBI who was doing the investigative legwork wasn’t happy with that decision. The overwhelming circumstantial evidence that Wolfe leaked the FISA application went from strong suspicion to damn certain (after the plea deal) when the DOJ included a sentencing motion in mid-December 2018. On December 15th, 2018 the DOJ filed a response to the Wolfe defense teams’ own sentencing memo,[791] and within the DOJ response they included an exhibit (#13) written by the FBI [redacted] special agent in charge, which specifically says: “because of the known disclosure of classified information, the FISA application”… Thereby admitting, albeit post-plea agreement, that Wolfe did indeed leak the damn FISA:
  • James Wolfe leaked the 83-page Carter Page FISA application on March 17, 2017. It’s all documented with circumstantial and direct evidence; including the admissions from the FBI agent in charge.
  • During the 2016 and 2017 effort to weaponize the institutions of government against the outside candidacy of Donald Trump, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) was a participating entity. Dianne Feinstein, Richard Burr, Mark Warner, Daniel Jones, and James Wolfe were all participants of varying degrees. The small group within the DOJ and FBI, now being investigated by Bill Barr, John Durham and Michael Horowitz, are pushing the SSCI back into the spotlight in an effort to utilize all of the legislative branch participants as a shield. [Ed note: Special thanks to Saundance.]
  • 21 October. Sen. Grassley sends ominous warning on the FISA abuse report.
  • Sundance notes neither Daniel Jones not have been identified as being questioned by either IG Michael Horowitz or U.S. Attorney John Durham.[795]
  • After the election direct contact with Chris Steele, while the possibility of the evidence being exposed as political opposition research, was impossible. This is why Bruce Ohr and Adam Waldman were used as intermediaries by the FBI and Mark Warner respectively.
  • SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner was the allied member of the group in the legislative branch. Fusion-GPS was pushing the narrative through sources and contacts within mainstream news. The FBI, DOJ and Intelligence Community were leaking to their allies in media to build upon the same narrative. Director James Comey was keeping notes of all interactions he was having with the target, President Trump. Multiple people and interests were all working on the same goal, diminish President Trump through the fraudulent auspices of the Russia-Collusion-Conspiracy investigation and narrative. By March 2017 the need to push more Russia-conspiracy fuel into the media bloodstream was critical. On March 17th, 2017, Senator Mark Warner told SSCI Security Director James Wolfe to leak the content of the Carter Page FISA application (original and one renewal) to the media.
  • The intentional leaking of the FISA application put Steele in a very stressful position; the FBI had used political opposition research to gain a FISA court warrant, the media was reporting on it, and Chris Steele’s intelligence reputation was part of the narrative.
  • Daniel Jones was in communication with Glenn Simpson at Fusion-GPS and Adam Waldman representing Christopher Steele. Multiple left-wing entities had given Dan Jones $50,000,000 to pay Simpson and Steele to continue the effort and retain the false Russia collusion premise. In essence, Dan Jones was the bag-man for the pay-offs. Payments made to Simpson were used to keep fueling the media story, bolster reporting of the FBI investigation, and further build the Russia narrative. All of this was predicated on Chris Steele maintaining the story that his dossier was an official intelligence product. As a consequence Daniel Jones also paid Adam Waldman and Chris Steele for their ongoing support.
  • Throughout this period in 2017 Daniel Jones was the bag-man traveling between Glenn Simpson, Adam Waldman and his prior work contact on the SSCI, Senator Mark Warner.
Waldman with Putin buddy Oleg Deripaska.[796]
  • After his arrest for leaking classified documents, Wolfe threatened to subpoena Senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee (July 27, 2018) for his defense. Rosenstein quickly cut a deal with Wolfe and dropped the charges down to a single charge of lying to investigators. Following that DOJ cover-up, in August 2018, Grassley requested testimony from Adam Waldman surrounding his contacts and engagements with Christopher Steele, DOJ/FBI officials, and contacts with Mark Warner to undermine and remove President Trump.
  • From Adam Waldman and Dan Jones all of the connections with the dossier participants become visible. Those middle-men connect to Glenn Simpson, Chris Steele, Bruce Ohr, Mark Warner and the FBI officials utilizing the Steele dossier in their political investigation.
  • In a response letter released August 17th, 2018, lawyers for Waldman told Sen. Grassley their client was “out of the country and not expected to return for several weeks.”[797] However, Waldman’s wife Barbara Sturm posted an instagram picture August 22nd, 2018, showing them dining with friends in New York.[798][799]
  • 22 October. CIA Circles Wagons – Dispatches Media Narrative Engineers to Defend Interests.[800]
  • CIA defending journalist Natasha Bertrand has been participating in the multi-year PR effort which helped frame the CIA/ODNI talking points against President Trump, and she is deployed again in the latest effort within Politico.[801]
  • Bertrand is counting on people not knowing that John Brennan was caught lying about his instructions to CIA operatives to spy on the networks of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
  • CTH: Durham Looking At Brennan – A Reminder of “The Crown Material” Conflict.[802]
  • In May 2019 Trey Gowdy stated there are emails from Comey that outline instructions from Brennan to include the “Crown Material,” i.e. the Steele dossier, within the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment.
…”Brennan is insisting the Crown Material be included in the intel assessment”[803]
  • However, on May 23rd, 2017, in testimony -under oath- to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Brennan stated [@01:54:28]:
It wasn’t part of the corpus of intelligence information that we had. It was not in any way used as a basis for the Intelligence Community Assessment that was done. Uh … it was not.[804]
  • Brennan may have set his own perjury trap.[805]
  • The Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) took the construct of the Join Analysis Report (JAR) on Russian attempted hacking of state election boards and the DNC and then overlaid a political narrative that Russia was trying to help Donald Trump.[806]
Warner scared to death about Barr poking around in the 2016 election.
  • OANN: Durham has requested an interview from John Brennan, and plans to request James Clapper also sit down with him as part of his review of the 2016 Russia collusion investigation.[807]
  • 23 October. Townhall: Did The FBI Give Trump And Hillary Different Counterintelligence Briefings in 2016?[808]
  • Catherine Herridge: Italian prime minister confirms Durham investigation meeting.[809][810]
  • Durham and Barr recently had meetings in Rome where they obtained new evidence. The meetings “took place on Aug. 15 and Sept. 27, 2019, in Rome,” and that it was during one or both of these trips, that Barr and Durham “gathered new evidence.”
  • 24 October. Report: U.S. Attorney Durham “Administrative Review” is now “A Criminal Investigation”.[811]
  • NYT reports the Durham “review” has now officially moved into a full “criminal investigation”.
  • Jeff Carlson: Focus of Durham Probe Shifts to Senior Obama Officials.[812]
  • One of the former FBI officials assisting Durham’s investigation is reported to be John C. Eckenrode, who at one time worked with Patrick J. Fitzgerald in the 2003 Valerie Plame leak case. Eckenrode reportedly knew Durham from his time as an FBI agent in Connecticut, where Durham was a prosecutor. Eckenrode also “ran the FBI’s office in Philadelphia” prior to his 2006 retirement from the bureau.
  • Sometime in mid-2016, Brennan formed an inter-agency task force headquartered at the CIA to investigate foreign intelligence allegations against the Trump campaign[813]
  • Brennan and some of his CIA analysts, along with DNI Clapper, were responsible for a series of three reports that were used to promote the Trump-Russia collusion story. The first report was released on Oct. 7, 2016, and the second on Dec. 29, 2016. The third report, “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections”—also known as the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA)—was released on Jan. 6, 2017.
  • The ICA claimed that “Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump” and stated that “Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him.” The report played a key role in advancing the now disproven allegation that Trump colluded with Russia.
  • While Brennan denied before Congress using the Steele Dossier in the ICA, he did attach a two-page summary of the dossier to the ICA that he, along with Clapper and Comey, delivered to then-President Barack Obama on Jan. 6, 2017.[814][815][816]
  • Brennan also made repeated use of questionable foreign intelligence and passed it along to the FBI.[817] Brennan testified to Congress in May 2017 that any information, specifically “anything involving the individuals involved in the Trump campaign was shared with the bureau [FBI].” Brennan also admitted that it was his intelligence that helped establish the FBI investigation:
  • “I was aware of intelligence and information about contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons that raised concerns in my mind about whether or not those individuals were cooperating with the Russians, either in a witting or unwitting fashion, and it served as the basis for the FBI investigation to determine whether such collusion [or] cooperation occurred.”
  • Clapper personally confirmed foreign intelligence involvement during congressional testimony in May 2017:
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: “Over the spring of 2016, multiple European allies passed on additional information to the United States about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians. Is this accurate?”
  • James Clapper: “Yes, it is, and it’s also quite sensitive. The specifics are quite sensitive.”
  • Brennan appeared to have employed the use of “reverse targeting” on members of the Trump campaign. Reverse targeting refers to the targeting of a foreign individual with the intent of capturing data on a U.S. citizen. During an Aug. 17, 2018, interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Brennan said the following:
  • “We call it incidental collection in terms of CIA’s foreign intelligence collection authorities. Any time we would incidentally collect information on a U.S. person, we would hand that over to the FBI because they have the legal authority to do it. We would not pursue that type of investigative, you know, sort of leads. We would give it to the FBI. So, we were picking things up that was of great relevance to the FBI, and we wanted to make sure that they were there—so they could piece it together with whatever they were collecting domestically here.”
  • However, under the laws governing U.S. surveillance, the identities of U.S. citizens are supposed to be protected. Provisions known as minimization procedures are intended to protect information “incidentally collected” on U.S. citizens in the course of foreign surveillance. The collection described by Brennan doesn’t appear to have been incidental but rather targeted.
  • As this foreign intelligence, unofficial in nature and outside of traditional channels, was gathered on members of the Trump campaign, Brennan began his process of feeding this intelligence to the FBI. Repeated transfers of foreign intelligence from the CIA director helped push the FBI toward establishing a formal counterintelligence investigation.
  • Durham has reportedly been in contact with Horowitz, whose investigation had “grown to include more than 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants, 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence and interviews of about 500 witnesses,” according to the Washington Examiner (September 19, 2019).
  • Horowitz Report: Likely No Classified Appendix / Review Phase Has Not Started.[818]
  • Chuck Ross: DOJ Has Quietly Been Publishing Documents Related To Trump-Russia Probe.[819]
  • The agency in recent weeks has started publishing documents related to an array of topics, including Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele, Bruce Ohr, and Peter Strzok.
  • One document released Wednesday shows that former Trump lawyer John Dowd asked Rod Rosenstein to help investigate Fusion GPS.
  • DOJ published email correspondence between Peter Strzok, the FBI official who opened the Trump-Russia probe, and Bruce Ohr, a DOJ official who played a key role as middleman between the FBI and dossier author Christopher Steele. DOJ published 140 pages of documents on its website related to Fusion GPS.
  • Dowd emailed Rosenstein and Scott Schools, the associate deputy attorney general, on Nov. 6, 2017, urging the pair to investigate whether Fusion GPS had paid journalists as part of the effort to attack Trump.
Email from Trump attorney John Dowd to Rod Rosenstein, Nov. 9, 2017: “We all now know that the entire Russian drama was and is a complete concoction by the Clinton DNC buying a phony dossier with laundered money by law firms and cut outs with Fusion GPS and former WSJ reporter Glenn Simpson to nullify the results of the Presidential election....It is clear we were all duped including the DOJ and both houses of Congress." Yet Rosenstein allowed the Mueller probe to continue another year and half, impacting the 2018 Midterm elections.
  • “We all now know that the entire Russian drama was and is a complete concoction by the Clinton DNC buying a phony dossier with laundered money by law firms and cut outs with Fusion GPS and former WSJ reporter Glenn Simpson to nullify the results of the Presidential election,” wrote Dowd, who linked to a Washington Times article. “It is clear we were all duped including the DOJ and both houses of Congress.” Dowd asked why the Justice Department was not “intervening” in litigation to force Fusion GPS to disclose reporters that the firm allegedly had on its payroll.
  • At that time, congressional invrestigators obtained Fusion GPS’s bank records that revealed the law firm for the DNC and Clinton campaign had paid the firm $1 million as part of its Trump investigation. Fusion GPS in turn paid Steele around $170,000, according to the documents. The records also showed that Fusion GPS paid journalists.
  • Dowd emailed Rosenstein again Nov. 9, 2017, with a link to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece entitled “Lifting the Steele Curtain,” which called the dossier “one of the dirtiest political tricks in U.S. history.” Emails from December 2017 show Justice Department officials also appeared to lament revelations about Bruce Ohr’s links to Fusion GPS. Ohr, who was a top official in the deputy attorney general’s office, was revealed earlier that month to have had extensive contact with Steele. Ohr’s wife, Nellie, was also reported to have worked as a contractor for Fusion GPS, raising allegations of a possible conflict of interest. Justice Department officials circulated a Dec. 12, 2017, report from the Daily Caller News Foundation that Glenn Simpson, a co-founder of Fusion GPS, revealed in a court filing that his firm had employed Nellie Ohr. (RELATED: Fusion GPS Founder Confirms Hiring DOJ Official’s Wife). “Oh good grief,” Stephen Boyd, the Justice Department’s liaison to Congress, wrote in an email to associates that linked to the DCNF’s piece. “Lovely,” DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores wrote.
  • Among the trove of recently released documents is a Feb. 1, 2017, email exchange between Strzok and Ohr. Ohr forwarded a top-secret Treasury Department report concerning banking transactions to Strzok through the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), a top-secret computer network used by various federal agencies. Ohr obtained the document from Lisa Holtyn, a senior intelligence advisor at DOJ’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). He provided Strzok with a password to access the document, which the government redacted because it involves information related to “monetary instrument transactions.”
  • Ohr told lawmakers on Aug. 28, 2018, that he did not know Strzok prior to the beginning of the Trump-Russia investigation, which Strzok opened July 31, 2016. Ohr testified that he met Strzok only a couple of times during the probe. The FBI used Ohr to collect information from Steele regarding his investigation of the Trump campaign.
  • The Justice Department also released a memo that Robert Mueller submitted to Attorney General William Barr on April 19, a day after a partially redacted version of the special counsel’s report had been made public. Mueller said in the memo that investigators had closed an investigation into whether an unidentified individual acted as an unregistered agent of a foreign country. The name of the person is redacted, making it unclear who is being referenced in the previously unreleased document. “The Special Counsel’s investigation closed its investigation of [redacted] for acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government … because there was not admissible evidence sufficient to obtain and sustain a conviction,” Mueller wrote. The memo stated Rosenstein authorized the investigation of the individual in an Aug. 2, 2017, document laying out the scope of the special counsel’s probe.
  • PJ Media: Durham Investigation Is Criminal: a Disaster for the MSM.[820]
  • This is time to name the biggest miscreants: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal (front pages), the infantile BuzzFeed, the risible CNN, ABC, CBS, and the multiple sexual molesters at NBC. These are the people who have informed us, actually assured us, from the outset that Donald Trump had done things that deserved impeachment when all they did was try to overthrow an American presidential election. All that time they were harboring the real targets of the investigation, the real criminals.
  • Now it is time to overthrow them. They no longer deserve their place in our society.
  • the networks deserve special opprobrium and scrutiny. They are granted licenses by the government, as it happens licenses to spew propaganda. Should these be continued?
  • 25 October. Daily Caller: Michael Flynn Attorney Demands Charges Be Dismissed ‘For Outrageous Government Misconduct’.[821]
  • Sidney Powell asked a federal court to hold prosecutors in contempt for their conduct in the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.[822]
  • (1) Lisa Page edited the Flynn 302’s, then forgot when questioned by DOJ officials, then re-remembered when shown her texts.
  • (2) The 302’s themselves were written with lies that do not match notes taken during the interview.
  • (3) The felony leaker of the Flynn-Kislyak phone call is Pentagon employee named James Baker (DOD).
  • (4) New texts from Page and Strzok that highlight the entrapment plan.
  • (5) ODNI James Clapper telling WaPo reporter David Ignatius to “take the kill shot on Flynn“.
  • (6) The purposeful use of Judge Contreras to take the December 1st 2017 plea agreement.
  • the government withheld evidence of misconduct in the FBI, including the infamous Peter Strzok-Lisa Page texts, until one day after he pleaded guilty in December 2017, and that contemporaneous notes from Flynn’s interview with Strzok contradict Strzok’s final report.
  • Four days after Trump’s inauguration, on Jan. 24, 2017, Strzok met with Flynn in what Flynn viewed as a meeting of two colleagues, but which Strzok was using as part of a criminal probe against him. The government sat on explosive evidence about Strzok, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and others in the bureau until the day after Flynn pleaded guilty.
  • “The day after Mr. Flynn’s plea, the press exploded with the news of Strzok and Page’s prolific text messages, their affair, and their malice toward President Trump,” Powell’s filing says. “The Inspector General issued a rare statement that he was investigating the entire matter.”
  • Bruce Ohr, the fourth highest-ranking member of DOJ, was demoted. Judge Contreras, who accepted Mr. Flynn’s plea only days before, was suddenly and inexplicably recused—only for it to be disclosed much later that he was a topic of conversation in the Strzok-Page texts because he was a friend of Agent Strzok. The relationship between Judge Rudy Contreras and Peter Strzok was never revealed to the court, or to the Flynn defense team prior to a plea agreement that was overseen by Judge Contreras.
  • “Not only did [prosecutor Brandon Van Grack] not disclose a single text message before Mr. Flynn agreed to plead guilty, but Special Counsel apparently managed to control the press on the issue until the plea was entered on December 1, 2017, in Judge Contreras’s court. It defies credulity to suggest that it was only unlucky for Mr. Flynn that the story broke the very next day.”
Flynn's interview reports were modified to make claims that were never made in the interview. The language was purposefully and willfully made to look like something is wasn’t; and in some cases they made it up completely counter to the actual statement given by Mike Flynn.
  • The basis for the false statements charge comes from an interview that was not audio recorded, even though anyone with a cell phone could have easily recorded it. Strzok did not take any written notes during the interview with Flynn, while a junior agent did. Strzok later wrote lengthy notes after the fact. Eventually, Strzok summarized the interview in a 302, the official FBI form in which an agent memorializes an interview, which became the evidence for false statements. “Yet, their own notes contradict the 302, [and] fail to support it at all in other ways,” Powell wrote.
  • “Notes by both agents state that Mr. Flynn does not remember making four to five calls to Ambassador Kislyak from the Dominican Republic, where he was on vacation, but that if he did so, it was because phone service was poor and he kept getting dropped. The final 302 states the opposite: ‘Flynn remembered making four to five calls that day about this issue, but that the Dominican Republic was a difficult place to make a call as he kept having connectivity issues.' This dramatically demonstrates the wrongheadedness of allowing a 302 to create a federal felony.”
  • “Two out of four of the alleged false statements in the Statement of Offense are based on what the agents claim Mr. Flynn said or did not say about the response of the Russian Ambassador on two separate issues. … The notes provide no support for a question or an answer about the Russian Ambassador’s response—either to the UN vote or the sanctions.”
  • Even how Strzok informed Flynn about the “nature” of the interview was misleading. Flynn was told investigators were seeking to learn “the nature of any links between any individuals associated with the campaign and Russia,” but he “asked no question related to election interference or coordination between the campaign and Russia.” Instead, he asked what Flynn had discussed with the Russian ambassador on the issue of sanctions and a United Nations vote — when Strzok already knew exactly what he said because the conversation had been wiretapped.
  • “The government is suppressing evidence of notes, reports, or recordings of the significant meeting the upper echelon of the FBI held to orchestrate the agents’ ambush of Mr. Flynn so as to keep him ‘relaxed,'” Powell wrote. “They purposely did not tell him they were investigating him and strategized at length to avoid raising any concerns. (‘Flynn was unguarded and clearly saw the FBI agents as allies.’)”
  • “Since January 2017, the government knew, but still has not disclosed the full statements and notes that show Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said the interview of Mr. Flynn was ‘problematic,’ and she was ‘unclear’ why the FBI was investigating or interviewing Mr. Flynn at all,” Flynn’s attorney continued. “Neither Mr. Flynn nor his former counsel had any of these documents or knowledge of the plethora of information discussed above when Mr. Flynn entered his plea.”
  • On Jan. 10, 2017, BuzzFeed published the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, which alleged connections between Trump and Russia. The government also relied on the document to get a wiretap warrant on Trump associate Carter Page.
Flynn was set up by felonious leaks as part of the "insurance policy" when Deep State coup 1.0 was put in motion.
  • The FBI leaked details of their investigation to the media and then strategized over how they could weaponize the media reports to conduct investigations. Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Counterintelligence Director Bill Priestap discussed if this approach would work. The prosecution then intentionally withheld the text messages from Flynn and the public, in their prior releases, showing Peter Strzok and Lisa Page discussing the Strzok & Priestap strategy sessions on using the leaks. Those texts, clear Brady material, were purposefully hidden by the DOJ, until Sidney Powell went to find them on her own:
  • “A TON more out. . . We’re discussing whether, now that this is out, we can use it as a pretext to go interview some people,” Strzok texted. “In the next two weeks, there were ‘many meetings’ between Strzok and McCabe to discuss ‘whether to interview National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and if so, what interview strategies to use.’”
  • an unclassified letter written by the United Kingdom’s National Security Advisor, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, was hand delivered on Jan. 12, 2017 to the incoming national security team in New York, Powell wrote, noting that “[p]rotocol dictates that it was also provided to the then active national security advisor—Susan Rice. This was two weeks before the pretextual interview of Mr. Flynn, and it eviscerates the credibility of Christopher Steele whose false and unverified assertions mention Mr. Flynn and were used by the FBI to obtain illegal FISA warrants that likely reached the communications of Mr. Flynn,” the filing says. Van Grack “knows about this letter, and he questioned people about it,” it continues.
  • On Jan. 12, 2017, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote that “According to a senior U.S. government official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials as well as other measures in retaliation for the hacking.”
  • Pentagon official James Baker (DOD) "is believed to be the person who illegally leaked the transcript of Mr. Flynn’s calls to Ignatius,” Powell wrote. “The defense has requested the phone records of James Clapper to confirm his contacts with Washington Post reporter Ignatius—especially on January 10, 2017, when Clapper told Ignatius in words to the effect of ‘take the kill shot on Flynn.'”
  • Stefan Halper organized a February 2014 event at his college that Flynn attended while Halper was being paid by the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment. That event would later become the source of unfounded rumors that Flynn and a Cambridge academic, Svetlana Lokhova, had improper contacts. “Flynn has requested the records of Col. James Baker (DOD) because he was Halper’s ‘handler’ in the Office of Net Assessment in the Pentagon, and ONA Director Baker regularly lunched with Washington Post Reporter David Ignatius.". She added that prosecutors have refused to allow Flynn’s defense team to see transcripts of the calls, even though media had them.
  • On Feb. 10, 2017, media reports citing “senior intelligence officials” said that Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador, contrary to what Vice President Michael Pence had said on television. “Overnight,” the 302 was edited to add “an unequivocal statement that ‘Flynn stated he did not'” ask the ambassador to slow down a UN vote or vote in a certain way, Powell wrote. “This is a deceptive manipulation because, as the notes of the agents show, Mr. Flynn was not even sure he had spoken to Russia/Kislyak on this issue. He had talked to dozens of countries.”
  • “Second, they added: ‘or if KISLYAK described any Russian response to a request by FLYNN.’ That question and answer do not appear in the notes, yet it was made into a criminal offense. The typed version of the highly unusual ‘deliberative’ 302 by that date already included an entire section from whole cloth that also serves as a criminal charge in the Information and purported factual basis regarding ‘Russia’s response’ to any request by Flynn. The draft also shows that the agents moved a sentence to make it seem to be an answer to a question it was not.” Prosecutors originally said that the 302 had been amended only to “remove a header” and then to remove the word “DRAFT."
  • The edited versions were withheld for months, and one only came out after prompting by Flynn’s attorneys. Prosecutors did not explain why they were not originally provided and “how they suddenly turned up” with “material differences.” Prosecutors have still not produced the original 302. “The original 302 is not ‘missing.’ If the government will not produce it, it could only have been deliberately destroyed, and this prosecution should be dismissed on that basis alone,” she wrote. “Neither the FBI nor its Sentinel system loses the most important of its reports that is supposed to support the federal felony of the President’s National Security Advisor. The only reason for it to be suppressed is that it is favorable to the defense.”
  • Powell says that prosecutors have resisted the requirement to turn evidence over to the defense at every turn, at one point even sending a link to a Daily Caller News Foundation reporter’s web page instead of turning over the official files. “Van Grack ‘produced’ the first batch on March 13, 2018, by link to texts already released to the public by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He produced the second batch on June 24, 2018, by link to the ‘Scribd account’ of reporter Peter Hasson. Those cannot even be downloaded. And for his third production, it gave the defense two pages on October 4, 2018. These go precisely to the issue of McCabe’s Special Counsel Lisa Page editing the Flynn 302.”
  • In one case, prosecutors sat on records and produced them only when they realized the records were about to come out via other means, she wrote. Other potentially exculpatory evidence is being withheld from Flynn’s defense team by saying it is classified, the filing says. “The government cannot conceal its wrongdoing behind a claim of classification.".
  • “The FBI had no factual or legal basis for a criminal investigation, nor did they have a valid basis for a counter-intelligence investigation against an American citizen, and they all knew it. The evidence the defense requests will eviscerate any factual basis for the plea and reveal conduct so outrageous—if there is not enough already—to mandate dismissal of this prosecution for egregious government misconduct,” she wrote.
  • Attorney Sidney Powell Calls out the DOJ in the Government's Case against General Flynn.[823]
  • Margot Cleveland: Sidney Powell Drops Bombshell Showing How The FBI Trapped Michael Flynn.[824]
  • The sequence Powell lays out shows that a team of “high-ranking FBI officials orchestrated an ambush-interview of the new president’s National Security Advisor, not for the purpose of discovering any evidence of criminal activity—they already had tapes of all the relevant conversations about which they questioned Mr. Flynn—but for the purpose of trapping him into making statements they could allege as false.”
  • “on January 23 [2017], the day before the interview, the upper echelon of the FBI met to orchestrate it all. Deputy Director McCabe, General Counsel James Baker (DOJ), Lisa Page, Strzok, David Bowdich, Trish Anderson, and Jen Boone strategized to talk with Mr. Flynn in such a way as to keep from alerting him from understanding that he was being interviewed in a criminal investigation of which he was the target.”
  • Next came “Comey’s direction to ‘screw it’ in contravention of longstanding DOJ protocols,” leading McCabe to personally call Flynn to schedule the interview. Yet none of Comey’s notes on the decision to interview Flynn were turned over to defense.
  • Even Obama-holdover “Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates candidly opined that the interview ‘was problematic’ and ‘it was not always clear what the FBI was doing to investigate Flynn,” Powell stressed. Yet again, the prosecution did not turn over Yates’ notes, but only “disclosed a seven-line summary of Ms. Yates statement six months after Mr. Flynn’s plea.”
  • Following Strzok’s questioning of Flynn, he exchanged more texts with Page: “Describe the feeling, nervousness, excitement knowing we had just heard him denying it all. Knowing we’d have to pivot into asking. Puzzle round and round about it. Talk about the funny details. Remember what I said that made Andy laugh and ask if he really said that.”
  • The texts also confirmed Strzok did not believe Flynn thought he was lying: “Also have some faith in and my assessment. . . . I’m finding it hard to go out on a counterintuitive yet strongly felt ledge with so many competent voices expressing what I feel too: bullsh*t – that doesn’t make sense. [] I made some joke about what F said. Something patriotic or military.” Page responded: “It was clear that you both walked in and felt very strongly, so that obviously counts for something. [] You made a joke about a military band.”
  • A sealed statement from Strzok confirmed that the “agents did three briefings the day of the interview,” and that Strzok had reported that Flynn “had a sure demeanor, and he was telling the truth or believed he was—even though he did not remember it all.” This led the FBI and DOJ to then write “an internal memo dated January 30, 2017, exonerating Mr. Flynn of acting as an ‘agent of Russia’” and expressing no concern of a possible Logan Act violation.
  • “On February 10, 2017, the news broke—attributed to ‘senior intelligence officials’—that Mr. Flynn had discussed sanctions with Ambassador Kislyak, contrary to what Vice President Pence had said on television previously.” Following this leak, “overnight,” Flynn’s 302 was changed—and substantively so. “Those changes added an unequivocal statement that ‘FLYNN stated he did not’—in response to whether Mr. Flynn had asked Kislyak to vote in a certain manner or slow down the UN vote.”
  • “This is a deceptive manipulation” Powell highlighted, “because, as the notes of the agents show, Mr. Flynn was not even sure he had spoken to Russia/Kislyak on this issue. He had talked to dozens of countries.” The overnight changes to the 302 also included the addition of a line, indicating Flynn had been question on whether “KISLYAK described any Russian response to a request by FLYNN.”
  • But the agent’s notes do not include that question or answer, Powell stressed, yet it was later made into the criminal offense charges against Flynn. And “the draft also shows that the agents moved a sentence to make it seem to be an answer to a question it was not,” Powell added.
  • Then, the day after those changes were made, Strzok texted Page asking: “Also, is Andy good with F 302?” Page replied: “Launch f302.” Simultaneously, David Laufman in the National Security Division of DOJ, called Flynn’s law firm, Covington and Burling, to pressure them to file the FARA registration form for Flynn Intel Group. Those FARA registration forms would later be used to press Flynn to plead guilty.
  • The timeline continued to May 10 when McCabe opened an “obstruction” investigation into President Trump. That same day, Powell writes, “in an important but still wrongly redacted text, Strzok says: ‘We need to lock in [redacted]. In a formal chargeable way. Soon.’” Page replies: “I agree. I’ve been pushing and I’ll reemphasize with Bill [Priestap].”
  • Powell argues that “both from the space of the redaction, its timing, and other events, the defense strongly suspects the redacted name is Flynn.” That timing includes Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel on May 17, and then the reentering of Flynn’s 302 on May 31, 2017, “for Special Counsel Mueller to use.”
  • That final Flynn 302 shows yet another inconsistency from the notes turned over to Powell. Both agents’ notes state: “Flynn does not remember making four to five calls to Ambassador Kislyak from the Dominican Republic, where he was on vacation, but that if he did so, it was because phone service was poor and he kept getting dropped. ‘I don’t remember making 4-5 calls. If I did lousy place to call.’” Yet, Powell stressed, the final 302 stated the opposite: “Flynn remembered making four to five calls that day about this issue, but that the Dominican Republic was a difficult place to make a call as he kept having connectivity issues.”
  • Powell pieced together this timeline and this disturbing evidence of a government out to destroy a man only after Flynn pleaded guilty and without benefit of the exculpatory evidence the prosecution was required to provide. And that’s a problem, Powell argues: “Neither Mr. Flynn nor his former counsel had any of these documents or knowledge of the plethora of information discussed above when Mr. Flynn entered his plea.”
  • "Mr. Flynn will ask this Court to dismiss the entire prosecution based on the outrageous and un-American conduct of law enforcement officials and the subsequent failure of the prosecution to disclose this evidence— which it had in its possession all along—either in a timely fashion or at all.”
  • Doc drop alleges 302 form ‘edited’ to frame Gen Flynn, key ‘deep state’ actors implicated.[825]
  • Powell on Comey, Clapper, and Brennan:[826]
"I believe the Department of Justice is withholding a lot of information. As is Mr. Clapper and Mr. Brennan. And all of the people who participated in the complete setup of General Michael Flynn. You know we have found additional text messages that the government suppressed, including one where Agent Strzok indicates he knows it's a pretext to go interview General Flynn. They knew there was no Logan Act violation. They exonerated him [Flynn] completely of being an agent of Russia by the end of January [2017] and yet Mr. Comey still runs to the White House on February 14th [2017] and conjures up the entire obstruction of justice narrative against the president when Flynn had been cleared of everything long before that."[827]
  • Fox News: GOP reveals new Strzok texts concerning 'crescendo of leaks,' demands watchdog investigate.[828]
  • Mueller Tried to Tie Trump Team to Russia – And SIX OF EIGHT Events Were Deep State “Set Ups”.[829]
  • the pitch to “collude” with the Russian Government or Putin originated with FBI informants, MI-6 assets or people paid by Fusion GPS, not Trump or his people. There is not a single instance where Donald Trump or any member of his campaign team initiated contact with the Russians for the purpose of gaining derogatory information on Hillary or obtaining support to boost the Trump campaign. Not one.
  • McCabe turns down plea deal,[830] drops wrongful termination suit.[831]
  • 28 October. Lee Smith: How The Obama Administration Set In Motion Democrats’ Coup Against Trump.[832]
  • diGenova Discusses the Continued Impeachment Push.[833]
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman swore under oath that he gave instructions countermanding the President's policies. The Joint Chiefs of Staff have not disciplined Vindman.
  • 29 October. Vindman closed door deposition.
  • American Thought Leaders: Devin Nunes: Spygate is Greatest Political Scandal in Modern US History—& He’s Still Investigating.[834]
  • Epoch Times" Leaks of Trump’s Calls With Foreign Leaders Were Intelligence Products: Devin Nunes.[835]
  • Sidney Powell on why the DOJ should dismiss the case against Michael Flynn.[836]
  • Hoft: Comey Likely Doctored His Memos In Effort to Take Down President Trump and the US Senate May Have the Evidence.[837]
  • Grassley Seeking Identity of Hillary Clinton State Department Staffers Who “Deliberately” Transmitted Classified Information Via Private Email.[838]
  • 30 October. Paul Sperry: How 'Whistleblower' May Be Outed: Ties to Biden, Brennan, Schiff's Staff, Etc..[839]
  • Federal documents reveal that the 33-year-old Ciaramella, a registered Democrat held over from the Obama White House, previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of Trump who helped initiate the Russia “collusion” investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
  • Ciaramella (pronounced char-a-MEL-ah) left his National Security Council posting in the White House’s West Wing in mid-2017 amid concerns about negative leaks to the media. He has since returned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
  • “He was accused of working against Trump and leaking against Trump.”
  • Ciaramella huddled for “guidance” with the staff of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, including former colleagues also held over from the Obama era whom Schiff’s office had recently recruited from the NSC. (Schiff is the lead prosecutor in the impeachment inquiry.)
  • Ciaramella worked with a Democratic National Committee operative who dug up dirt on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, inviting her into the White House for meetings, former White House colleagues said. The operative, Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American who supported Hillary Clinton, led an effort to link the Republican campaign to the Russian government. “He knows her. He had her in the White House."
  • Lee Smith Discusses Impeachment and Connection to Ongoing Swamp Defense Efforts.[840]
  • Epoch Times: Investigation of Trump Campaign Started Earlier Than Official Timeline, Nunes Says.[841]
  • Free Beacon: Trump Admin Launches Investigation Into ‘Deep State’ Targeting Top Trump Iran Official.[842]

November 2019

Halper was spying on Trump even AFTER he became president. Did Rosenstein authorize?
  • 1 November. CTH: DOJ Files Surreply Response to Flynn Brady Motion – (With a valuable little nugget of a mistake).[843]
  • Techno Fog takes DOJ’s response to Flynn’s attorney apart.[844]
  • ‘Likely a LIE and the same felony Flynn charged with’: Undercover Huber’s must-read thread so VERY damning for Peter Strzok.[845]
  • Rep. Nunes gives behind the scenes insight into collusion probe.[846]
  • The Federalist: Donald Trump Versus ‘The Interagency Consensus’.[847]
  • PJ Media: Former CIA Boss Celebrates Impeachment: 'Thank God for the Deep State!'.[848]
  • The Inside Story of Rick Gates & Why He Took a Plea Deal In the Mueller Investigation—Daphne Barak.[849]
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Seeks “All Email Communications” Between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton – Says DOJ is Blocking Their Release.[850]
  • 2 November. Chuck Ross: First Batch Of Mueller Probe Interview Notes Have Been Released.[851]
  • 3 November. CTH: The Scale and Scope of the DOJ Control Agents – DOJ FISA Official Quietly Removed After IG Draft Report Sent to Bill Barr.[852]
  • CTH: Why John Brennan, Peter Strzok and DOJ Needed Julian Assange Arrested – And Why UK Officials Obliged.[853]
  • Obama State Dept Colluded with Russian Embassy To Target Trump.[854]
  • 4 November. The Plot Against Trump, From Spygate to the Impeachment Inquiry—Lee Smith | American Thought Leaders.[855]
  • Flynn Defense Submits Sur-Surreply to Counter Prosecution.[856]
  • Margot Cleveland: CIA, FBI Informant Was Washington Post Source For Russiagate Smears.[857]
  • Stefan Halper served as a source for Washington Post reporter David Ignatius.
  • 5 November. CTH: DOJ Makes Jaw-Dropping Admission in Flynn Case – Prosecution “Mistakenly” Attributed Wrong Notes to Wrong FBI Agents.[858]
  • Elizabeth Vos: It’s the DNC, Stupid: Democratic Party, Not Russia, Has Delegitimized the Democratic Process.[859]
  • 6 November. Ukraine defense industry has built one tank in 10 years with U.S. aid.[860]
  • A defense tank contractor employs 80,000 workers.
  • diGenova and Toensing on Upcoming IG Report: “it’s going to be worse than you can imagine”[861]
  • Flynn leak is a felony violation with a 20 penalty.
  • Epoch Times: Russia Probe Was Watergate-Like Breach of Trump Campaign.[862]
  • CTH: FBI’s Three Favorite Narrative Engineers Update Background Status of IG Report.[863]
  • When former FBI ‘small group’ members Andrew McCabe, James A, Baker (DOJ), Mike Kortan, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were working on their political operation to protect Hillary Clinton and remove Donald Trump they had three specific journalists (narrative engineers) atop their speed dials" Devlin Barrett, Robert Costa and Matt Zapotosky at the Washington Post. When Barrett, Costa and Zapotosky get back together to write about the upcoming IG report, it is worth reviewing their carefully engineered narrative.
  • the customary anonymous disclaimer “people familiar with the effort”, relates to those inside the FBI/DOJ who are still working earnestly to carry on the corrupt endeavor.
  • "The findings by Inspector General Michael Horowitz also will set the stage for the separate but related investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is investigating how U.S. intelligence agencies pursued allegations that Russian agents might have conspired with Trump associates during the 2016 campaign. Officials have recently said that investigation is pursuing potential crimes."
  • Despite the Mueller report stating conclusively that no Americans participated with any Russian interest to actively influence the 2016 election, the Washington Post must keep the resistance narrative. Hence: “might have conspired”..
  • "Current and former law enforcement officials have said the Russia investigation began in late July 2016 with an examination of George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser whose statements and behavior raised suspicions among diplomats and intelligence officials. After Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey in May 2017, the Russia investigation was handed over to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who filed a lengthy two-volume report of his conclusions earlier this year, deciding there was no proof of a conspiracy between Trump associates and the Kremlin, and declining to reach a conclusion about whether the president obstructed justice. Barr examined Mueller’s evidence and concluded he had not.
  • The small group is sticking to their origination date of July 31st [2016] for “Crossfire Hurricane” and they are informing all fellow participants to stick to that date. All of the predicate surrounds George Papadopoulos (here’s where the Mifsud aspect is so key). If Mifsud is a western intelligence asset, everything about the origination of crossfire hurricane is an extinction level event for the claims of the CIA, FBI and DOJ participants. A few days AFTER the Mueller team used the Papadopoulos mistake of wrongfully remembering the date of first contact with Mifsud to charge him with a violation of lying to investigators; and therein specifically identifying Mifsud as a Russian operative attempting to influence Papadopoulos.
  • Sidney Powell Responds to Prosecution “Mistake”.[864]
  • Rohrabacher spotted in the Capitol; Barr meeting with Sen. Graham in the Capital.[865]
  • Eric Ciaramella Attorney, January 2017: “Coup Has Started” – July 2017: “We Will Remove Him”.[866]
  • 7 November. Eric Ciaramella was cited in key passage of Mueller report.[867]
  • Mueller Report, Page 71 footnote 486.
  • The Mueller report quotes a New York Times article published on May 19, 2017. That article cited an "American official" who leaked to reporters a "document summarizing the meeting."
  • Ciaramella's leak is quoted in The Times allegedly quoting Trump saying,
"I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job," the article quoted Trump as saying. "I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off … I’m not under investigation."
  • CTH: Impeachment in The Courts – HJC vs DOJ Appellate Arguments Scheduled for November 12th.[868]
  • If the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) loses this case in the DC Appellate Court, it means there is no constitutional foundation recognized to the “impeachment inquiry.” Without the constitutional recognition of the judicial branch then:
  • (a) Pelosi/Lawfare have to restart the process with a genuine House vote; or
  • (b) the ongoing impeachment process will have no recognized constitutional standing; and
  • (c) the Senate could ignore any House impeachment vote, cast without recognized constitutional standing.
  • The HJC seeks judicial enforcement authority for their subpoenas so their targets cannot legally refuse to give testimony; and by extension the constitutional premise of the House process is affirmed. The premise for both fronts:
  • (1) document subpoena 6e grand jury material underlying the Mueller report, and
  • (2) testimony from White House Counsel Don McGahn, is predicated on penetrating a constitutional firewall that exists within the separation of powers.
  • Under existing SCOTUS precedent, the White House can be compelled to deliver Executive Branch documents and testimony so long as an official legislative branch impeachment process is underway.
  • If the DOJ can successfully argue the House has not followed the traditional and constitutional process that authorizes impeachment investigation; and allows the HJC to penetrate the separation of power firewall; it will be a major blow to the Lawfare scheme.
  • A ruling in favor of the DOJ would invalidate the narrative of the House.
  • A ruling in favor of the DOJ would also allow the Senate to dismiss any results from Schiff and Nadler’s investigation, because their process would not be predicated on constitutional provisions for impeachment.
  • CTH: Is Pending IG Report on FISA Abuse Being Held-Up To Facilitate NSA Bulk Data Re-authorization That Expires December 15th?[869]
  • re-authorization of the USA Freedom Act is needed prior to expiration on December 15th. Techno Fog points out the bulk NSA data collection and FISA(702) surveillance programs are part of this reauthorization.[870]
  • “Senators expressed their displeasure Wednesday with the Trump administration’s inability to answer questions about the National Security Agency’s collection of data records”[871]
  • Is the current Inspector General report on FISA abuse being delayed due to the need for congress to reauthorize the very same programs the IG is about to criticize?
  • DNI held back the the findings of FISA Judge James Boasberg that strongly criticized the FISA-702 process for a year. The Judge Boasberg report was written in September of 2018 but not released (redacted) until last month.
  • FISA Court judges Rosemary Collyer (declassified 2017) and James Boasberg (declassified 2019) both identified issues with the NSA database being exploited for unauthorized reasons.
  • With the Boasberg report there is a lot of information that shows a continuum of database activity that did not stop after Collyer’s warnings, and the NSA promises. It seems, the political exploitation continues; Boasberg notes the “about” query option that NSA Director Mike Rogers halted, technically didn’t stop. Instead operators used the “to and from” option almost identically as the “about” queries for downstream data review and extraction. The FISA Appellate Court appointed amici curiae to review Boasberg’s opinion and reconcile counter claims by the FBI. Boasberg was never satisfied despite the FISC-R amicus assurances.[872] His opinion reflects valid judicial cynicism within his reluctant re-authorization.
  • investigating the Steele dossier made the 2017 Mueller investigation an extension of a 2016 counterintelligence investigation and not a criminal investigation (later, those were spun off). By maintaining the counterintelligence process for Mueller, the FBI was able to continue exploiting the NSA database as a FISA(702) tool for their investigation. The foreign actors played a key role in this process. So long as the Mueller investigation was targeting foreign actors they could collect downstream evidence on the “702” (American persons) returns. In essence, the “small group” could stretch the NSA database rules to conduct electronic warrantless searches and massive electronic surveillance on targets direct (“to/from”) and indirect (downstream).
  • The violations that Boasberg is identifying (March 2017 through March 2018) must also include FISA database searches conducted by Mueller’s FBI team. It is all within the same system of electronic surveillance. The pattern, frequency and specifics of the Boasberg report are identical to the 2017 Rosemary Collyer report. Same violations. Same processes.
  • without going to federal courts to gain legal authority, warrants, taps etc…. using their database access Mueller’s team could continue to exploit the FISA(702) process. They could gather material for their criminal cases through the NSA database and then transfer those results to their spun off prosecutions. The Steele dossier formed the basis to continue making the Mueller investigation a counterintelligence operation, Title-I authority. Without the Dossier creating the foreign construct, Mueller’s team would have had to follow Title-III.
  • the Mueller team monitored all of their targets, extracted the evidence they needed, transferred it to prosecutors and proceeded to construct cases. They didn’t need too much actual investigation because:
  • (a) they knew the Russian-collusion/conspiracy was false; and
  • (2) they could just access the NSA database and pull all the material they needed.
  • Rosenstein authorized Mueller to investigate the Steele Dossier in the second scope memo (August 2017). To get the Dossier moved from “political opposition research” into valid “investigative evidence” the FBI needed to find a way to get it into the investigation…. Hence, Carter Page and the FISA warrant became the unwitting target and vehicle to carry it. That reconciles why Rosenstein signed-off on the 3rd renewal of the Carter Page FISA. Rosenstein authorized a counterintelligence operation (2nd scope) and simultaneously re-authorized the cover story, the Carter Page FISA renewal.
  • The ramifications here are actually bigger than the original FISA database abuse. It means the Mueller group had secret ongoing background surveillance on all of their targets; and they did not need court authority (Title-III warrants) to get evidence.
  • Marie Yovanovitch ran anti-Trump, pro-Biden "War Room" within the State Dept to conduct a monitoring mission that targeted U.S. Citizens.[873]
  • against the backdrop of Ambassador Yovanovitch in 2017 and 2018 “monitoring” American persons in/around her Ukraine interests; and considering all of these database search queries identified by Boasberg in 2017 and 2018 “incidentally” captured Americans; perhaps this explains how the Yovanovitch “monitoring” was taking place. NSA database is being continually data-mined by ongoing institutional operatives and contractors who are working against the Trump administration.
  • Tucker Carlson shines light on corrupt Obama-Judge Amy Berman Jackson who presides over Roger Stone trial beginning this week.[874]
  • Daily Signal: At the White House, Victims of Communism Share Stories About Finding Freedom in America.[875]
  • 8 November. Star Witness In Roger Stone’s Trial Proved ‘Difficult’ For Prosecutors.[876]
  • Randy Credico undercut several key planks in the case against Stone.
  • Svetlana Lokhova interview with Dennis Prager.[877]
  • 9 November. CTH: The “Coup” Against a Sitting U.S. President Became Official on October 29th, 2019.[878]
  • The word “coup” shifted to a new level of formalized meaning last week when members of the political resistance showed up to remove President Trump wearing military uniforms. Not only did U.S. military leadership remain silent to the optics and purpose, but in the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman
  • Vindman admits to giving instructions to ignore the oders from the President of the United States. In the absence of push-back from the Joint Chiefs, the impression is tacit U.S. military support for the Vindman objective.
  • Vindman readily admits to understanding the officially established policy of the President of The United States (an agreement between President Trump and President Zelenskyy), and stunningly admits that two weeks later he was giving countermanding instructions to his Ukrainian counterpart to ignore President Trump’s policies. The coup against President Donald Trump went from soft, to hard.
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe questions Vindman from the perspective of an Article 92 violation, coupled with an Article 88 violation. President Trump, is Lt. Col Vindman’s superior. President Trump sets the foreign policy.
  • Two weeks after President Trump has established an agreement with Ukraine President Zelenskyy, and established the policy direction therein, Lt. Col. Vindman is now giving contrary instructions to the Ukrainian government.
  • Corrupt Mueller Team Official Brandon Van Grack Is Now In Charge of DOJ's FARA Unit Used to Spy on Republicans.[879]
  • 10 November. Kevin McCarthy: “this is a calculated coup orchestrated by Adam Schiff”.[880]
  • Alexander Vindman being rotated out of National Security Council.[881]
  • 11 November. Mifsud audio statement (in English).[882]
  • 12 November. Washington Examiner: Durham interviewed Australian diplomat whose tip prompted Trump-Russia investigation.[883]
  • AP Confirms Horowitz Report “Principal Review Phase” Underway – “Invitations” For Witnesses and Lawyers.[884]
  • the ‘Principal Review’ phase under Horowitz usually lasts 10 business days, or two weeks. All principals, and lawyers who review the report, are required to sign non-disclosure agreements. With Thanksgiving on Thursday November 28th, it is likely the resport will be released the week after Thanksgiving week; however it is possible for the report to be released during Thanksgiving week if IG Horowitz limits principal additions.
  • 13 November. Exposing John Brennan's CIA Trump Task Force - Zerohedge.[885]
  • 16 November. CTH: A Seditious Conspiracy – Lt. Col. Vindman, CIA “Whistleblower” Source #1, Shaped False Summary of April Trump-Zelensky Phone Call.[889]
  • Washington Examiner: White House: Vindman wrote summary of April Trump-Zelensky call that conflicts with rough transcript.[890]
  • 18 November. Elizabeth Vaughn: FOIA Emails: Eric Ciaramella, Victoria Nuland Received Regular Updates From Top Official at Soros’ Open Society Foundations.[891]
  • CTH: Bad News/Good News – Bulk Metadata (FISA) Reauthorization Hidden in Short Term CR / Extended to March 15th, 2020.[892]
  • FBI Releases Internal OPR Report Containing Details of Peter Strzok Investigation.[893]
  • 19 November. DOJ Inspector General Report Documents FBI Misuse Of Secret Sources.[894][895]
  • Chuck Ross: Memo Given To Fusion GPS Described Ukrainian Lawmaker As Potential ‘Conduit’ For Publicizing Information.[896]
  • 20 November. All Eyes On Judge In Michael Flynn Case After Weeks Of Shocking Developments.[897]
  • 22 November. The Washington Post Helps Identify FBI Lawyer Who Altered FISA Docs.[898]

December 2019

Marxist subversive Kevin Clinesmith declared his loyalty to the Resistance early and texted during the Mueller probe, "I have initiated destruction of the Republic."[899]
  • 6 December. Joe diGenova: What To Expect From The Horowitz IG Report.[900]
  • 7 December. Elizabeth Vaughn: Dems Panic After The Republican Chairmen of Three Senate Committees Request the ‘Transcribed Staff-Led Interviews’ of Alexandra Chalupa.[901]
  • 8 December. Jeff Carlson: An Examination of the Irregularities in the FBI’s FISA Application on Carter Page.[902]
  • 9 December. Hunter Biden laptop turned over to the FBI.[903]
  • 10 December. Bill Barr Discusses IG Report and FBI Institutional Issues With Political Corruption.[904]
  • Bill Barr One-on-One With Wall Street Journal.[905]
  • 11 December. Graham alleges ‘massive criminal conspiracy’ in FBI’s Russia probe in blistering hearing statement.[906]
  • 17 December. Lisa Page discusses 'insurance policy' texts with Rachel Maddow.[907]
  • 20 December. Sara Carter: Italian prosecutors believe that Joseph Mifsud the man who started RussiaGate, ‘is Dead'.[908]
  • Jeff Carlson: Top FISA Court Judge Condemns FBI for Providing ‘False Information’ to Court, Demands Prompt Government Response.[909]
  • 21 December: CTH: Did Mueller Place Special Counsel CYA in Report Footnote? – Proactive Distancing from Known Clinesmith Wrongdoing.[910]

2020 Deep State coup 2.0

See also: Deep State coup 2.0 and Biden Putsch

See also


  2. Why the Mifsud Story Matters, DECLASSIFIED with Gina Shakespeare,- The Epoch Times, Aug 5, 2019.
  18. Iraq army capitulates to Isis militants in four cities | World news | The Guardian
  22. Drafts of Director Comeys July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation Part 01 of 01, FBI Records: The Vault.
  26. pp. 83-84
  33. Two Colleagues Contradict Brennan's Denial of Reliance on Dossier, By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations, May 15, 2018.
  56. NBC's Dilanian: Senate Probe Finds No Evidence Of Russian Collusion In Trump Campaign
  57. Caplan, Joshua (February 13, 2019). "Roger Stone files motion to force Mueller to prove he didn't leak to CNN". Breitbart website.
  66. El Pais (The Country) is the second most circulated daily newspaper in Spain.
  82. Does Kamala Harris Fundraiser Co-Host Have Connection to Global Money-Laundering Scandal?, Jordan Chariton, StatusCoup, Mar 13, 2019.
  98. The Joseph Mifsud archive, Brian Whitaker, Mar 22, 2018.
  115. Biden Reportedly ‘Bragged’ About the Firing of a Prosecutor Who Was Investigating His Son’s Firm, by Colin Kalmbacher, April 2nd, 2019.
  133. Most Say It’s Likely Obama, Top Aides Aware of Trump Spying
  158. ""telizhenko,andriy,g,U67540,100561,VA,1/19/16 10:57,D1101,1/19/16 12:53,,01/19/2016 12:00:00 AM,1/19/16 11:00,1/19/16 23:59,,1,KH,WIN,1/19/16 10:51,KH,Ciaramella,Eric,OEOB,230A,HARTWELL,KYLE,,,04/29/2016 07:00:00 AM +0000",,,," [1] Judicial Watch: White House Visitor Logs Detail Meetings of Eric Ciaramella.
  186. When Loretta Met Bill on the Tarmac
  206. Who Were the Mueller Report's Hired Guns?, By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations, May 9, 2019.
  219. Two sources:
  234. John Solomon and Southeastern Legal Foundation's Motion for Publication of Records.
  239. United States vs. Assange.
  278. 'Scorched Earth': Mueller's Targets Speak Out, By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations, June 06, 2019.
  342. RealClearInvestigations" CrowdStrikeOut: Mueller’s Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia-Meddling Claims.
  365. Isikoff Spins His Own Russian Conspiracy Theories -- Again.
  389. As vice president, Biden said Ukraine should increase gas production. Then his son got a job with a Ukrainian gas company, By Michael Kranish and David L. Stern, Washington Post, July 22, 2019.
  435. Why the Mystery of Russiagate Hinges on the Mystery of Joseph Mifsud, By Eric Felten, RealClearInvestigations, July 30, 2019.
  462. Mueller Tied to Double Deception: First in Court, Then Before Congress Mueller Tied to Double Deception: First in Court, Then Before Congress, By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations, August 7, 2019.
  468. The Obama Use of FISA-702 as a Domestic Political Surveillance Program, April 23, 2019 by sundance.
  476. *Unsealed Epstein Files
  487. Victoria Nuland Tells All on Steele Dossier ... Not.
  489. Rowan Scarborough, EXCLUSIVE: Probe clears pro-Trump Pentagon analyst, report withheld from defense team, THE WASHINGTON TIMES (Aug. 14, 2019).
  515. Beavers, Olivia (August 20, 2019). Mueller report fades from political conversation. The Hill. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  555. House’s Final Report on Russian Active Measures:
    “It is important to note that Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper, and Carl Bernstein of CNN reported on January 12, 2016 [original publication was on January 10, 2017], that President-elect Trump was briefed on classified information indicating that the Russians have compromising personal or financial information that the Russians could use against President-elect Trump.
    “The Committee’s investigation revealed that President-elect Trump was indeed briefed on the contents of the Steele dossier and when questioned by the Committee, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted that he confirmed the existence of the dossier to the media.”
  596. /,%20CEG%20to%20State%20OIG%20re%20Christopher%20Steele%20Meeting.pdf
  619. On September 23, a short time before the whistleblower complaint was legally transmitted from the executive branch to the legislative branch (and the public at large), the Congressional Research Service made an extensive update to their publication on "Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protections.”
  630. Michael Flynn’s Former Partner Acquitted On All Counts.
  692. New Evidence Suggests Prosecutors Pressured Michael Flynn To Lie.
  702. Schiff Knew About Whistleblower Complaint Before It Was Filed.
  753. [2]
  827. See Comey memo February 14, 2018; “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
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