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Sidney Powell

Born 1955
Durham, North Carolina
Alma mater University of North Carolina
Occupation Attorney

Sidney Katherine Powell (born 1955) is an American attorney who served as an Assistant United States Attorney for 10 years before establishing her own private practice. She has been lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals—350 of them as an Assistant United States Attorney and Appellate Section Chief in the Western and Northern Districts of Texas. In private practice Sidney represents individuals, corporations, and governments in federal appeals in complex commercial litigation. She is a past president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, and a member of the American Law Institute.

Sidney is the Author of Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice after seeing a core group of federal prosecutors break all the rules, make up crimes, hide evidence, and send innocent people to prison.

2020 election fraud case

See also: 2020 Democrat election fraud

Powell said in November 2020,

"I can hardly wait to put forward all the evidence we’ve collected on Dominion...Starting with the fact it was created to produce altered voting results in Venezuela for Hugo Chavez and then shipped internationally to manipulate votes for purchase in other countries including this one[1]....It was funded by money from Venezuela and Cuba and China has a role in it also…So if you want to talk about foreign election interference, we certainly have it now.”[2]

On November 27, 2020, Powell submitted to a federal court in Georgia a declaration by an MIT Ph.D. detailing extensive evidence of electronic election fraud.

Flynn case

  • 17 October 2019. Washington Times: AG Barr's special Russia investigator obtained BlackBerrys tied to launch of FBI Russia-Trump probe.[3]
  • Margot Cleveland: Why It Matters That Sidney Powell Wants Data From Joseph Mifsud’s Smartphones.[4]
  • 18 October. Washington Examiner: State Department finds violations by 38 people in Clinton emails review.[5]
  • 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.[6]
  • Trump Campaign To Sue CNN For "Substantial Payment" After Project Veritas Undercover Exposé.[7][8]
The corrupt Mueller team personnel.
  • 19 October. Papadopoulos says game-changing Mifsud phones are about to link his case and Mike Flynn’s to treason/[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • 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."[11]
  • CTH: DOJ-FBI “Small Group” Promote Defense of Spygate Operations – Former FBI/DOJ Officials Nervous, Hiring Lawyers.[12]
  • 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.[13] 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.[14]
  • 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.[15]]
  • :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)[16]
  • 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.[17]
  • 20 October. Durham’s Trail Leading to SSCI – Ali Watkins Never Slept With James Wolfe – It Was a Cover Story.[18]
  • interesting quote from NBC: ”Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful.”[19]
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.
Joseph Pientka in SWAT gear.[20]
  • 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.[21] 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.[22]
  • 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,[23] 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))[24]. 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.[25]
  • 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.[26]
  • 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,[27] 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.]
  • Mifsud’s Phones Obtained by Durham Have UK Sim Cards Tying Them to the UK — AND BACK TO JOHN BRENNAN.[28][29]
  • Chuck Ross: British intelligence questioned Christopher Steele’s judgement in assessment given to the FBI.[30]
  • Larry C. Johnson: FBI-DOJ Likely to Throw the CIA and Clapper Under the Bus.[31]
  • 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.[32]
  • 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.[33]
  • 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.”[34] However, Waldman’s wife Barbara Sturm posted an instagram picture August 22nd, 2018, showing them dining with friends in New York.[35][36]
  • 22 October. CIA Circles Wagons – Dispatches Media Narrative Engineers to Defend Interests.[37]
  • 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.[38]
  • 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.[39]
  • 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”[40]
  • 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.[41]
  • Brennan may have set his own perjury trap.[42]
  • 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.[43]
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.[44]
  • 23 October. Townhall: Did The FBI Give Trump And Hillary Different Counterintelligence Briefings in 2016?[45]
  • Catherine Herridge: Italian prime minister confirms Durham investigation meeting.[46][47]
  • 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”.[48]
  • 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.[49]
  • 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[50]
  • 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.[51][52][53]
  • Brennan also made repeated use of questionable foreign intelligence and passed it along to the FBI.[54] 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.[55]
  • Chuck Ross: DOJ Has Quietly Been Publishing Documents Related To Trump-Russia Probe.[56]
  • 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.[57]
  • 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’.[58]
  • 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.[59]
  • (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.[60]
  • Margot Cleveland: Sidney Powell Drops Bombshell Showing How The FBI Trapped Michael Flynn.[61]
  • 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.[62]

  • Powell on Comey, Clapper, and Brennan:[63]
"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."[64]
  • Fox News: GOP reveals new Strzok texts concerning 'crescendo of leaks,' demands watchdog investigate.[65]
  • Mueller Tried to Tie Trump Team to Russia – And SIX OF EIGHT Events Were Deep State “Set Ups”.[66]
  • 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,[67] drops wrongful termination suit.[68]
  • 28 October. Lee Smith: How The Obama Administration Set In Motion Democrats’ Coup Against Trump.[69]
  • diGenova Discusses the Continued Impeachment Push.[70]
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.[71]
  • Epoch Times" Leaks of Trump’s Calls With Foreign Leaders Were Intelligence Products: Devin Nunes.[72]
  • Sidney Powell on why the DOJ should dismiss the case against Michael Flynn.[73]
  • Hoft: Comey Likely Doctored His Memos In Effort to Take Down President Trump and the US Senate May Have the Evidence.[74]
  • Grassley Seeking Identity of Hillary Clinton State Department Staffers Who “Deliberately” Transmitted Classified Information Via Private Email.[75]
  • 30 October. Paul Sperry: How 'Whistleblower' May Be Outed: Ties to Biden, Brennan, Schiff's Staff, Etc..[76]
  • 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.[77]
  • Epoch Times: Investigation of Trump Campaign Started Earlier Than Official Timeline, Nunes Says.[78]
  • Free Beacon: Trump Admin Launches Investigation Into ‘Deep State’ Targeting Top Trump Iran Official.[79]

See also


  64. 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.”
  76. [1]

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