DECLASSIFIED: Jay Sekulow | Jim Jordan | Devin Nunes | Jason Chaffetz

Hannity led his radio interview of Rep. Jim Jordan with Jay Sekulow (I added the extended video of what was audio). A good interview, Jim is on it and we will within weeks have many more damning texts and understandings of the flimsy evidence of the “dossier” used to get the FISA warrants. See more here:

  • Nunes: Democrats, Journalists Will Be “Frightened” By Declassified Trump-Russia Documents (DAILY CALLER)

Here is Jason Chaffetz discussing his book regarding the “deep state”

Closing In On DOJ/FBI Collusion

“He will have the full authority of a federal prosecutor,” said Richard Painter, former chief ethics attorney for President George W. Bush. “If he looks at this and finds someone in the DOJ lied to a government official, he would be able to convene a grand jury, compel testimony and even prosecute them.”

(WASHINGTON TIMES)

“The leaks that have been coming out of the FBI and DOJ since 2016 are unconscionable,” said retired FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano. “There’s a difference between whistleblowing and leaking for self-serving or partisan purposes.”

“Former Obama officials and their press allies can call it a ‘conspiracy theory’ or whatever they want,” a senior U.S. official — familiar with how Obama holdovers and the media jointly targeted Trump figures — told RCI. “But they can’t say it’s not true that former Obama officials were furiously leaking to keep people close to Trump out of the White House.”

(SARA CARTER)

People forget that there is a Grand Jury in session and they are hearing about all this (and more) that will surely kick off a second Special Council where criminal proceedings against James Comey, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, and others will filter out. AMERICAN THINKER describes the below video thus:

  • The former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Joe DiGenova, knows what he is talking about when it comes to legal liability, and he has the guts to lay out in straight talk what really happened with the conspiracy to swing a presidential election, cover up the effort, and take out a duly elected president.

Back in April THE HILL noted this:

Questions surround the work of U.S. Attorney John Huber, who is playing a key role in one of the multiple investigations surrounding President Trump and the Justice Department.

Known as a no-nonsense prosecutor whose primary experience is fighting violent crime, the U.S. attorney for Utah is an appointee of President Obama whose job was saved by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) when Trump asked state attorneys to resign so that he could field a new slate of professionals.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions quietly tapped Huber — apparently last fall — to work in tandem with the Justice Department’s inspector general to determine whether conservative allegations of abuse at the FBI and the Justice Department merit investigation.

It’s an unusual arrangement, and one that fall short of demands from the right that Sessions name a second special counsel. That idea has generated controversy, with critics saying the second appointee would inevitably impede the work of special counsel Robert Mueller….

We will also know that when John Huber speaks with Bruce Ohr, the noose will be ready for a grand jury. Here is the latest per Joe diGenova:

Remember, both WOODWARD AND STARR said they have not seen COLLUSION in all the evidence and investigating they have done. Also, there is as of yet no evidence of OBSTRUCTION either. Here is CNN and Kenn Starr:

CNN:  “Do you think there is a case there?”

STARR:  “It’s too soon to tell. From what I’ve seen — and of course we don’t know a whole lot — the answer is no.  But it is going to be investigated and so we will soon know.”

“Obstruction of justice is really a very hard crime to make out.  It’s not just you want the investigation to go away, you suggest that the investigation goes away.  You’ve got to take really affirmative action and Director Comey said in his testimony that even though the expression was hope, he took it as a directive.”

“But what we know is, he didn’t do anything about it, right? That is that he did not dismiss the investigation or curtail the investigation. There’s an expression of hope, so it becomes an interpretation.”

[….]

STARR:  “We’re going to the intent of what is it that the President had in mind?  He was expressing, his literal language was ‘hope.’  And, I think that redounds to the benefit of the President.  That to me, just the language, is far removed from a directive.”

“My point is, the Director of the FBI then didn’t act on that.  He rather just continued as before and reported and memorialized it.  But he did not then say, ‘ok, ladies and gentlemen of the FBI, we’re getting rid of this investigation at the direction of the President.”

So, still no there “there” yet… but damning info comes out almost daily on the DOJ and FBI’s interactions with trying to throw an election. And the MANFORT plea deal is bad news for Republican and Democrat super lobbying machines. THE SWAMP IS GETTING CLEARED A BIT:

Two lobbying firms, including one owned by Democratic superlobbyist Tony Podesta, knowingly worked with Paul Manafort at the direction of the Ukrainian government, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office.

The indictment, which was released ahead of an expected plea deal for Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, says that as a part of his “lobbying scheme,” Manafort solicited two lobbying firms in February 2012 to lobby on behalf of then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

“Various employees of Companies A and B understood that they were receiving direction from MANAFORT and President Yanukovych, not the Centre, which was not even operational when Companies A and B began lobbying for Ukraine,” reads the indictment. The Centre is a reference to the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a Brussels-based non-profit that the government says was used to support Yanukovych.

Company A has been identified as Mercury Public Affairs, a lobbying shop operated by former Minnesota Republican Rep. Vin Weber. Company B has been identified as Podesta Group, the firm that Tony Podesta founded with his brother, John, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign….

I will admit, if Podesta is brought into Mueller’s grasp, my thinking about Mueller will change. BUT BACK TO the topic at hand… new text messages released show collusion between the DOJ/FBI and the media to change the outcome of an election and presidency:

SEE CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE’S latest post for more:

Bruce Ohr Undermines Narrative

  • Ohr told Congress that the FBI was aware that his wife worked for Fusion GPS, but failed to disclose that to FISC
  • He also claims the FBI was aware of dossier author’s bias, but failed to disclose that to the secret court as well

(Sara Carter!)

FOX NEWS Hannity presentation from today:

Hannity on the radio!!!

Mueller’s Probe Is Under Internal Pressures

RED STATE does a BANG-UP job in the following list:

A comparison of the carnage at the very highest levels of the FBI and the DOJ to the complete lack of evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump following over two years of investigations should tell Robert Mueller that it’s time to extricate himself, as gracefully as possible, from this fraud. He needs to admit defeat in his attempt to undo the results of a fair election.

Seamus Bruner of The Epoch Times has just put together a list of 25 DOJ and FBI officials who have resigned in the last year. Some of them, Rachel Brand for example, have left to take positions in the private sector. Mike Kortan has said he was planning to retire anyway. But many on this list have been fired, or forced out (largely in disgrace) or demoted, because of the Trump/Russia investigation.

FBI Departures:

  1. James Comey, director (fired)
  2. Andrew McCabe, deputy director (fired)
  3. Peter Strzok, counterintelligence expert (fired)
  4. Lisa Page, attorney (demoted; resigned)
  5. James Rybicki, chief of staff (resigned)
  6. James Baker, general counsel (resigned)
  7. Mike Kortan, assistant director for public affairs (resigned)
  8. Josh Campbell, special assistant to James Comey (resigned)
  9. James Turgal, executive assistant director (resigned)
  10. Greg Bower, assistant director for office of congressional affairs (resigned)
  11. Michael Steinbach, executive assistant director (resigned)
  12. John Giacalone, executive assistant director (resigned)

DOJ Departures:

  1. Sally Yates, deputy attorney general (fired)
  2. Bruce Ohr, associate deputy attorney general (twice demoted)
  3. David Laufman, counterintelligence chief (resigned)
  4. Rachel Brand, deputy attorney general (resigned)
  5. Trisha Beth Anderson, office of legal counsel for FBI (demoted or reassigned*)
  6. John P. Carlin, assistant attorney general (resigned)
  7. Peter Kadzik, assistant attorney general, congressional liaison (resigned)
  8. Mary McCord, acting assistant attorney general (resigned)
  9. Matthew Axelrod, principal assistant to deputy attorney general (resigned)
  10. Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney, SDNY (firedalong with 45 otherS. Attorneys)
  11. Sharon McGowan, civil rights division (resigned)
  12. Diana Flynn, litigation director for LGBTQ civil rights (resigned)
  13. Vanita Gupta, civil rights division (resigned)
  14. Joel McElvain, assistant branch director of the civil division (resigned)

*Status Unclear

As I look at this list, I know it includes only a fraction of those who have risked their careers and their reputations because they simply couldn’t bear to see Donald Trump in the White House.

Before this is over, others will be added to the list. Perhaps even Rod Rosenstein. And there will likely be former top-level Obama officials caught in the net as well. Perjurers John Brennan and James Clapper come to mind.

In addition to the men and women who have been working against Trump in the DOJ and the FBI, there were/are employees in the State Department and the CIA, holdovers from the Obama administration, who are complicit.

The mainstream media has played a huge role in perpetuating this hoax. They have breathlessly distorted events to influence public opinion. Instead of reporting the news, they have worked overtime to shape it.

For an example of how the mainstream media has aided and abetted the left’s attempt to impeach Trump, we need to look no further than their outrage over the revocation of John Brennan’s security clearance….

Even contention in the ranks of the upper echelon of SPOOKS is starting to maske it’s way to the public as people “cover their asses”

THE HILL notes about the above:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks former CIA Director John Brennan‘s rhetoric is becoming an issue “in and of itself.”

“John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself,” Clapper said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind.”

Clapper’s comments came in response to an op-ed penned by Brennan in The New York Times this week, in which he wrote that President Trumpcolluded with Russia during the 2016 election.

Clapper said he empathized with Brennan, but voiced concerns for Brennan’s fiery rhetoric toward Trump and his administration.

“I think that the common denominator among all of us [in the intelligence community] that have been speaking up … is genuine concern about the jeopardy and threats to our institutions,” Clapper said.

Brennan’s claims drew criticism from some in the intelligence community who said the timing was suspect.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Thursday took aim at Brennan for “purport[ing] to know, as fact, that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power.”

“If his statement is based on intelligence he has seen since leaving office, it constitutes an intelligence breach. If he has some other personal knowledge of or evidence of collusion, it should be disclosed to the special counsel, not The New York Times,” Burr said……..

REMEMBER, Brennan has a shoddy intelligence past and had his clearance removed due to it — among other things. See my previous post entitled: Brennan Leaked Top Secret Info That Blew A US Operation

Brett Kavanaugh

I think it was Prager or Elder… but they were saying that it is only Justices put on the court by Republicans that slide Left. A Justice put on the court by a Democrat typically stays reliably Left. So, I am worried about Kavanaugh. Mark Levin doesn’t like him. Neither does Ben Shapiro. But these two, while right on on a lot of things, are not my favorite shot-callers. NATIONAL REVIEW has a good response to Shapiro.

Here are some headlines that make me happy (from NEWSBUSTERS):

  • ABC Knocks Kavanaugh as ‘Not a Slam Dunk’ Will Cause ‘Battle Royale’
  • MSNBC Immediately Freaks Over ‘Right-Wing,’ ‘Conservative’ Kavanaugh
  • CNN Host Badgers Trump SCOTUS Adviser, Picking ‘Right-Wing Extremists’
  • Celebrities, Media Melt Down Over ‘Cruelly Regressive’ Brett Kavanaugh

However, Trump seems to be on a roll… so why should I doubt his pick before taking seminal cases on the Court?

THERE IS GOOD NEWS… here are some Tweets via LEGAL INSURRECTION and RIGHT SCOOP:

POWERLINE still has reservations like we all do:

Kavanaugh is well-known in D.C. legal circles. There’s wide agreement among the people I know who know him that, in terms of judicial philosophy and temperament, he falls somewhere between Chief Justice Roberts and the late Justice Scalia. Some say he’s closer to Roberts. Others say he’s closer to Scalia.

Either way, Kananaugh will make a good Justice, if confirmed, though I hope the folks who say he’s closer to Scalia are right….


The FEDERALIST makes us think twice as well!


BREITBART however notes the solid reasoning that most likely pushed Trump in Kavanaugh’s direction:

But it is Kavanaugh’s consistent rulings on immigration, the central issue of Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda, that set him apart from the other top candidates for the Supreme Court. Always referring to illegal immigrants as such, he explicitly sided with American workers in his major immigration opinions. “[A]n illegal immigrant worker is not a lawful ’employee’ in the United States,” Kavanaugh wrote in a dissent in which he would have excluded illegally employed aliens from American union elections.

In 2014, another Kavanaugh dissent, Fogo de Chao v. Department of Homeland Securityexpounded an understanding that American immigration laws exist to protect American workers and rejecting the “jobs Americans won’t do” ideology of open-border groups and the pro-cheap-labor business lobby:

But the “Americans can’t learn to cook” proposition is a factually unsupported stereotype that finds no home in the specialized knowledge visa program. And the “Americans won’t cook” proposition in the end is just an economic argument.

Like other restaurants, Fogo de Chao must compete in the chef market by offering better wages or benefits to attract quality chefs. Fogo de Chao undoubtedly would save money if it could simply import experienced Brazilian chefs rather than hiring and training only American chefs to cook at its steakhouses here in the United States.

These attitudes helped Kavanaugh rack up the support of advocates for America’s “forgotten men and women” like Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance and conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter. White House Counsel Don McGhan, the president’s most senior lawyer, also reportedly pushed Kavanaugh as his favorite among the president’s shortlist.

As Loyola University Maryland political science professor Jesse Merriam put it Friday in a Real Clear Politics op-ed, “Judge Kavanaugh is the only candidate with a demonstrated legal understanding of the political issues that inspired millions of forgotten Americans to come out to the polls and vote for Donald Trump. Judge Kavanaugh is the America First choice.”……

JUNE UPDATES TO SPYGATE

See previous links to MANY articles (prior to June)

UPDATES POSTED ABOVE ACE-of-SPADES

saved for perpetuity

  • Obama Officials Spied on Trump Campaign Using at Least Five Methods (EPOCH TIMES, by Jasper Fakkert | May 31, 2018)
  • London ‘Bridges’ Falling Down: Curious Origins Of FBI’s Trump-Russia Probe (THE HILL, by John Solomon | June 1, 2018)
  • BOMBSHELL new text messages suggest Obama White House was trying to run Operation Crossfire! (RIGHT SCOOP | June 1, 2018)
  • Mueller Tries to Stop Defendants in Russian Troll Farm Case from Getting Ammo for Motion to Dismiss (LAW & CRIME, by Alberto Luperon | June 1, 2018)
  • Report: Intel On Papadopoulos Was Passed To Us Embassy Officials In London (THE DAILY CALLER, by Chuck Ross | June 1, 2018)
  • Andrew McCarthy: If the FBI spied on a mosque for the same reasons they spied on Trump campaign (WASHINGTON TIMES, Andrew McCarthy | June 1, 2018)
  • PANDORA’S BOX: Trump/Russia May Expose Extent of “Five Eyes” Allied Spying (SARA CARTER | June 1, 2018)
  • The Real Reason Why the FBI Had a Spy in the Trump Campaign (PJ MEDIA, by D. C. McAllister | JUNE 1, 2018)
  • Report: Obama White House Tried to Intrude on FBI’s Russia Investigation (PJ MEDIA, by Debra Heine | JUNE 1, 2018)
  • Prosecutors Interview James Comey About Former Deputy Andrew McCabe (HOT AIR, by John Sexton | JUNE 1, 2018)
  • Leaker, Liar and Former FBI Head Comey Likely Caught in Another Lie – FBI Russia Investigation Started Before July 2016 (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Jim Hoft | June 3, 2018)
  • The DOJ IG Report Must Be Devastating Because The Media Has Already Started The Spin Cycle (RED STATE, by Streiff | June 3, 2018)

  • Ex-Clinton Adviser Penn: Mueller ‘Absolutely After’ Trump (NEWSMAX, by Solange Reyner | June 3, 2018)
  • FBI Spying On Trump Started In London, Earlier Than Thought, New Texts Implicate Obama White House (ZERO HEDGE, by Tyler Durden | June 3, 2018)
  • Trump Says Mueller’s Appointment Is Unconstitutional–Here Are 7 Reasons Why [He’s Right] (EPOCH TIMES, by Ivan Pentchoukov | June 4, 2018)
  • BOOM! Andrew McCabe asks for IMMUNITY in exchange for his TESTIMONY… (RIGHT SCOOP, by Soopermexican | June 5, 2018)
  • Team Mueller’s Illegal, Unethical Hunt for the President’s Scalp (AMERICAN SPECTATOR, by George Parry | June 5, 2018)
  • BREAKING: Senate Releases Unredacted Strzok-Page Texts Showing FBI Initiated MULTIPLE SPIES in Trump Campaign in December 2015 (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Jim Hoft | June 4, 2018)
  • Another Trump Campaign Aide Was Invited To Cambridge Event Where ‘Spygate’ Started (THE DAILY CALLER, by Chuck Ross | June 5, 2018)
  • BREAKING: McCabe & Comey Cleared Sally Yates to Use Strzok’s Dubious 302 Flynn Report to Get Him Fired (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Cristina Laila | June 5, 2018)
  • DEEP STATE Tried to Lure Trump Speech Writer Stephen Miller to London – Invited Him to Infamous Cambridge Meeting (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Jim Hoft | June 5, 2018)
  • Lawmakers Warn IG Being Pressured to Slow Roll Clinton FBI Report (SARA CARTER | June 5, 2018)
  • How Do New Manafort Accusations Fit Into Mueller’s Investigation? (THE WEEKLY STANDARD, by Andrew Egger | June 5, 2018)
  • Napolitano: It’s ‘Unheard Of’ for FBI #2 Official to Request Immunity Before Testifying (FOX NEWS | June 6, 2018)
  • Andrew Mccabe Seeks Immunity For Senate Testimony (THE DAILY CALLER, by Chuck Ross | June 6, 2018)
  • 8 Times Obama’s Intelligence Agencies Set People Up To Fabricate The Russia Story (THE FEDERALIST, by Willis L. Krumholz | June 6, 2018)
  • First DOJ Leak on IG Report Reveals Obama AG Loretta Lynch Tried to Hide Evidence of Hillary’s Wrongdoing Before Election (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Jim Hoft | June 6, 2018)
  • Inspector General draft report says Comey was INSUBORDINATE and defied authority (RIGHT SCOOP | June 6, 2018)
  • IG Leaks – Media Frame Clinton/Obama Defense: James Comey as “Insubordinate” (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 6, 2018)
  • Giuliani: Let’s Face It, The 13 Partisan Democrats On Mueller’s Team Are Trying To “Frame” Trump (HOT AIR, by AllahPundit | June 6, 2018)
  • Inspector General’s Report Will Be Critical Of Comey, Lynch, And McCabe (HOT AIR, by John Sexton | June 6, 2018)
  • Grassley Again Demands Flynn Documents: “If The Facts Are Inconsistent With The Plea Agreement, That Would Be An Entirely Different Kettle Of Fish” (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 6, 2018)
  • Disappointing – Only Three Lawmakers Attended Priestap Testimony (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 6, 2018)
  • Report: James Comey ‘Defied Authority’ While Serving as FBI Director (THE WESTERN JOURNAL, by Scott Kelnhofer | June 6, 2018)
  • Why Mueller Is Getting Desperate (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE, by Daniel Greenfield | June 6, 2018)
  • Who Made Mueller President? (AMERICAN SPECTATOR, by Ben Stein, | June 6, 2018)

  • DOJ to Provide Lawmakers New Information on FBI Russia Probe (NATIONAL REVIEW, by Jack Crowe | June 7, 2018)
  • Pre-Dossier Carter Page: Russian Spy … or FBI Honor Scout? (REAL CLEAR INVESTIGATIONS | June 7, 2018)
  • Papadopoulos Was Approached By ‘Highly Suspicous’ Businessmen, His Wife Claims (THE DAILY CALLER, by Chuck Ross | June 7, 2018)
  • SpyGate: Is Robert Mueller’s Volcano Set To Blow? (INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY | June 7, 2018)
  • Rand Paul: Obama Admin Sought To Criminally ‘Entrap’ Trump Campaign (THE WESTERN JOURNAL, by Randy DeSoto | June 7, 2018)
  • Prosecutorial Fanatics (AMERICAN SPECTATOR, by James Black | June 7, 2018)
  • James Clapper Did Not Know About Fbi Informant’S Contact With Trump Campaign (WASHINGTON TIMES, by Alex Swoyer | June 7, 2018)

  • Senate Investigators Suspect FBI Documents Were Manipulated By Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 8, 2018)
  • Congress Votes to Audit Mueller’s Multi-Million Dollar Russia Witch Hunt (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Cristina Laila | June 8, 2018)
  • Weekly Update: New FBI Docs On Clinton Email Scandal (JUDICIAL WATCH | June 8, 2018)
  • Alleged Leaker Engaged in ‘Betrayal’ of Public Trust, Prosecutor Says (THE DAILY SIGNAL, by Fred Lucas | June 9, 2018)
  • Leakers, Liars, Lovers & Other Strangers (POWERLINE, by Scott Johnson | June 9, 2018)
  • The Spying That Dare Not Speak Its Name (AMERICAN SPECTATOR, by George Neumayr | June 8, 2018)

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: Mueller ‘Covering’ Up For Clinton and Plotting ‘Coup’ Against Trump (TRUE PUNDIT | June 10, 2018)
  • Nunes Accuses DOJ of ‘Obstruction’ in Battle Over FBI Informant Documents (THE STREAM, by Chuck Ross | June 11, 2018)
  • Judge: DOJ Ignored Demands to Produce Records on Obama Admin Links with Clinton Campaign (LAW & CRIME, by Ronn Blitzer | June 11, 2018)
  • DOJ refusing to give Grassley access to agent who interviewed Flynn (FOX NEWS, by Alex Pappas | June 11, 2018)
  • MSNBC Guest Suggests North Korea Summit Is Only A Distraction From Russia Investigation (THE DAILY CALLER, by Julia Nista | June 11, 2018)

  • CHILLING ABUSE OF POWER: Rod Rosenstein Threatened to Subpoena GOP Committee Lawmakers, Staffers as Payback for Requesting Records (FOX NEWS, by Catherine Herridge | June 12, 2018)
  • Report: Rod Rosenstein Threatened to Subpeona Emails and Phone Records of Congressional Lawmakers and Staffers Seeking Information About the Origins of the Russia Probe (ACE OF SPADES | June 12, 2018)
  • Andrew McCabe’s Lawyer Files Lawsuit Against DOJ (HOT AIR, by John Sexton | June 12, 2018)
  • Robert Mueller Asks Judge To Hide Russian Election Evidence From The Russians Accused of Election Interference (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 12, 2018)

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28-Agents To Testify To Congress (Comey Is In Deep Doo Doo)

I have been hearing these agents (there are more) have been chomping at the bit to spill the beans on how their investigations into Hillary were scrubbed by their superiors for no reason. Here is the summation by DAILY CALLER:

  • Sources tell The Daily Caller disgruntled FBI agents are too afraid of retaliation to speak out about the Bureau’s many troubles.
  • The sources say agents don’t trust Congress to protect them from the consequences of testifying and claim whistleblower protection laws are ineffective.
  • The FBI rarely punishes those who retaliate against whistleblowers, according to the agency itself.

More from GATEWAY PUNDIT:

According to The Hill, Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, and Michael Steinbach, the former head of the FBI’s national security division, will testify shortly after the release of the IG report.

Bill Priestap was the FBI official who changed the wording in the James Comey July 2016 speech to remove the word “President” and replace it with “another senior government official” to hide this fact from the American public.

The third witness is John Giacalone who preceded Steinbach as the bureau’s top national security official and oversaw the first seven months of the Clinton probe.

The word is that Giacalone quit the FBI in protest over how the higher ups were killing the investigation.

Giacalone resigned from the Hillary Clinton case and retired from the FBI because he felt the case was going “sideways”; that’s law enforcement jargon for “nowhere by design.”

CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE has an excellent article as well on the matter, here is an excerpt:

So now what happens?…. Against the timing of the IG report being released, today we see Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy scheduling interviews with key FBI officials immediately thereafter:

WASHINGTON – House Republicans are preparing to conduct the first interviews in more than four months in their investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

A joint investigation run by the Judiciary and the Oversight and Government Reform committees has set three witness interviews for June, including testimony from Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, and Michael Steinbach, the former head of the FBI’s national security division.

Multiple congressional sources confirmed Priestap’s interview. Steinbach confirmed to The Hill that he would be appearing. (more)

Neither the timing, nor the participants or sequencing, are accidental.

The first witness testimony after the IG report is released will be Bill Priestap.  Accordingto The Hill: “Priestap will appear in the first week of June, Giacalone in the second and Steinbach in the final week of the month, according to the congressional source.”

FBI Asst. Director of Counterintelligence, Bill Priestap, is central to all of the activity that was happening in both the Clinton investigation and the Trump investigation.  Bill Priestap was FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s immediate boss.  However, as noted in the text messages Strzok often worked around Priestap at the behest of the person giving him political instructions – FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Bill Priestap was the FBI official who was involved in changes to the wording used by James Comey during his July 2016 speech to remove the word “President” and replace it with “another senior government official”

White House Attempted to Take Over Spygate Investigation

One comment on the channel from the embedded video says:

  • “The first piece of information given in this video literally destroys the Mueller investigation, it seems to me. So Obama’s White House was running the scheme to try to take out Trump? I swear if this doesn’t prompt the appointment of a 2nd special counsel I don’t know what will.”

Via GATEWAY PUNDIT:

JOHN SOLOMON: I’m putting finishing touches on a column that I think will come out tomorrow. And it will reveal two really important things. The efforts to begin targeting and reaching out to Trump campaign officials to gain intelligence on Russia that would ultimately justify the investigation began weeks and maybe months before the FBI had a formal predicate. And that’s very important the rules say you can’t use sources until you have a predicated investigation. The investigation is July 31, 2016. My sources and documents that I will be able to make public tomorrow will show that there were contacts going on by people identified as informers, informants, people who provided information began much, much earlier than July 31st. That’s the first part. The second part is as the investigation was just starting to ramp up there are internal FBI documents showing FBI agents talking about the White House trying to take over the investigation. Fears that the Justice Department were going to leak for political reasons and their own personal fear…

SEAN HANNITY: Slow down. When you say the White House you mean the Obama White House- they were attempting to take over the investigation.

JOHN SOLOMON: That’s what these messages say.

SEAN HANNITY: These are FBI messages and this is the Obama White House. How high up are we talking about here?

JOHN SOLOMON: We don’t know the messages are just what they are.

Crossfire Hurricane | Rush Limbaugh

Rush touches on the article from the New York Times. He points out that it is a major correction to its ever changing timeline and confirms a spy in the Trump campaign, thus, undermining its own attacks on “crazy Trump” and his conspiracy theories. Which Obama had to have been aware of, since as Levin noted yesterday, that Sally Yates signed the first FISA application. One thing the NYT article did admit, and that is that “…No Evidence Exists of Trump-Russia Collusion”.

What is the bottom line of this issue?

  • The NYTs reveals FBI used a secret type of subpoena to spy on the Trump campaign, as well as human spies inserted into the campaign – BEFORE Carter-Page, before Papadopoulos, before Flynn (BREITBART). Meaning, this is a concerted effort by a political party to overturn an election. Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria, head of Stalin’s secret police, once told Stalin, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.”

All I will do is give a listing of some articles that are noting the NYT column:

  • Spinning a Crossfire Hurricane: The Times on the FBI’s Trump Investigation (NATIONAL REVIEW);
  • Crossfire Hurricane: Category Five Political Espionage (AMERICAN SPECTATOR);
  • National Security Letter (WIKIPEDIA)
  • 10 Key Takeaways From The New York Times’ Error-Ridden Defense Of FBI Spying On Trump Campaign (THE FEDERALIST);
  • NYT Report Confirms Obama Administration’s FBI Spied on Trump Campaign (LEGAL INSURRECTION);
  • Just WOW: Kimberley Strassel’s thread on NYT ‘Hurricane Crossfire’ piece incredibly DAMNING for Obama DOJ/FBI (TWITCHYThread Reader);
  • The Origin of The Feces – Corrupt Intelligence Community Now Leaking To Justify Unlawful Election Surveillance: Operation “Crossfire Hurricane” (CONSERVATIVE TREE HOUSE);
  • The Morning Report 5/17/18 (ACE OF SPADES);
  • Trump: Obama FBI ‘Probably’ Had a Spy Inside Presidential Campaign (FREE BEACON);
  • A “Crossfire Hurricane” Of Partisanship (HOWARD KURTZ);
  • Operation Crossfire Hurricane + I.G. Report Update (SEAN HANNITY)
  • Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation (ABOVE TOP SECRET).

Crossfire Hurricane | Mark Levin

This is the biggest scandal in American History. In this hour long reading/commentary by Mark Levin, we find out that what he and others have been saying is not only COMPLETELY true, but far worse than previously suspected.

All I will do is give a listing of some articles that are noting the NYT column:

  • Spinning a Crossfire Hurricane: The Times on the FBI’s Trump Investigation (NATIONAL REVIEW);
  • Crossfire Hurricane: Category Five Political Espionage (AMERICAN SPECTATOR);
  • Informant Spied on Trump Campaign BEFORE the FBI Officially Began Its Probe (BREITBART)
  • National Security Letter (WIKIPEDIA)
  • 10 Key Takeaways From The New York Times’ Error-Ridden Defense Of FBI Spying On Trump Campaign (THE FEDERALIST);
  • NYT Report Confirms Obama Administration’s FBI Spied on Trump Campaign (LEGAL INSURRECTION);
  • Just WOW: Kimberley Strassel’s thread on NYT ‘Hurricane Crossfire’ piece incredibly DAMNING for Obama DOJ/FBI (TWITCHYThread Reader);
  • The Origin of The Feces – Corrupt Intelligence Community Now Leaking To Justify Unlawful Election Surveillance: Operation “Crossfire Hurricane” (CONSERVATIVE TREE HOUSE);
  • The Morning Report 5/17/18 (ACE OF SPADES);
  • Trump: Obama FBI ‘Probably’ Had a Spy Inside Presidential Campaign (FREE BEACON);
  • A “Crossfire Hurricane” Of Partisanship (HOWARD KURTZ);
  • Operation Crossfire Hurricane + I.G. Report Update (SEAN HANNITY)
  • Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation (ABOVE TOP SECRET).

The Latest on Trump and Mueller’s Questions (+ More)

Sean Hannity had guests Sydney Powell, author of “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,” and the author of the forth coming book, “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump,” Greg Jarrett to discuss the recent leaking of the questions leaked to the press that Trump received from the Mueller team. Alan Dershowitz also discusses the “open-ended” questions as a way to “catch” Trump.

A good listing of the botched and crooked dealings of the FBI under Mueller (and Mueller himself) is available, as well as an excellent article of the politicization of the FBI under Muller is worth reading.

Alan Dershowitz and Joe DiGenova Discuss Mueller Investigation

(Via the LAST REFUGE) Alan Dershowitz and Joe diGenova appeared tonight on Sean Hannity to discuss the ramifications to the political FBI raid on Michael Cohen’s office and residence along with the ongoing Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation. Additionally, they discussed fired FBI Director James Comey and current Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

LEGAL INSURRECTION uses the NYT commentary to note what is being given up:

There isn’t much of a pretense anymore that the Mueller investigation is about alleged Russian campaign collusion.

Maybe it started out about collusion, but it veered off course within a couple of months, when Mueller decided that Paul Manafort needed to be investigated for conduct many years ago having nothing to do with the campaign, or even Russia. Rod Rosenstein created the paperwork in early August 2017 to retroactively expand Mueller’s investigation and justify Mueller conduct that already had taken place.

The raid on Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen’s law office by the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York, was at the referral of Mueller, and signed off by Rosenstein. That raid was a frontal assault on Trump’s business and personal history.

If reporting is accurate, the records seized concerned not just payments to Stormy Daniels, but also the Access Hollywood tape revealed during the campaign. It’s fair to assume that a wide range of records going beyond those salacious topics were grabbed by the FBI, including Trump’s other personal and business dealings over a long period of time.

The seizure of Cohen’s records surely goes more directly to taking down Trump for conduct unrelated to the campaign much less Russian collusion.

The NY Times Editorial Board is honest about the goal, The Law Is Coming, Mr. Trump:

Mr. Trump has spent his career in the company of developers and celebrities, and also of grifters, cons, sharks, goons and crooks. He cuts corners, he lies, he cheats, he brags about it, and for the most part, he’s gotten away with it, protected by threats of litigation, hush money and his own bravado. Those methods may be proving to have their limits when they are applied from the Oval Office. Though Republican leaders in Congress still keep a cowardly silence, Mr. Trump now has real reason to be afraid. A raid on a lawyer’s office doesn’t happen every day; it means that multiple government officials, and a federal judge, had reason to believe they’d find evidence of a crime there and that they didn’t trust the lawyer not to destroy that evidence….

Mr. Trump also railed against the authorities who, he said, “broke into” Mr. Cohen’s office. “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” the president tweeted early Tuesday morning, during what was presumably his executive time. He was wrong. The privilege is one of the most sacrosanct in the American legal system, but it does not protect communications in furtherance of a crime. Anyway, one might ask, if this is all a big witch hunt and Mr. Trump has nothing illegal or untoward to hide, why does he care about the privilege in the first place?

That last highlighted sentence is very instructive. Would the NY Times Editorial Board be willing to give up its attorney-client privilege in litigation against the NY Times? If the NY Times has  nothing illegal or untoward to hide, why would it care about the privilege in the first place?……..