Grenell and Barr are Setting the Stage for Durham to Act

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Several things coming together yesterday and this morning related to Spygate and the Mike Flynn case, which are parts of the same overarching Obamagate scandal:

First, you have the federal judge in the Flynn case – Emmet Sullivan – still refusing to dismiss the case even though the Department of Justice last week made the decision to withdraw all charges and notify him that it would not prosecute the case going forward. Sullivan took the extraordinary step on Tuesday to not only request more briefings from both the defense and the prosecution, but also made it clear that he plans to accept Amicus briefs (aka, friend of the court briefs) from third parties.

Sullivan cites Washington, DC’s “Civil Rule 7(o) as if it somehow requires him to take this step, since he has obviously already received at least one such brief, and even cites the utterly corrupt judge Amy Berman Jackson as justification for doing so.

Yet, in a different citation earlier in his Minute Order, Sullivan also includes this: “An amicus brief should normally be allowed when a party is not represented competently or is not represented at all, when the amicus has an interest in some other case that may be affected by the decision in the present case… or when the amicus has unique information or perspective that can help the court beyond the help that the lawyers for the parties are able to provide. Otherwise, leave to file an amicus curiae should be denied.”

In other words, there is nothing compelling Sullivan to take this extraordinary step that will extend the government’s heinous abuse of General Flynn – it’s entirely up to his own discretion. He’s doing this because he wants to do it, for reasons that are not yet clear, but that are easy to guess.

Flynn attorney Sidney Powell pointed out yesterday that Sullivan has in the  past repeatedly denied third parties the ability to file such briefs favorable to General Flynn.

Sullivan’s a snake, plain and simple.

Second, DOJ Spokesperson Kerri Kupec appeared on Fox News with Martha MacCallum last night, and had several important and revealing things to say during her segment:

Summary:

The first key point is her reiteration of DOJ’s position that “this case should have never been brought.”

Then there’s this MOAB aimed at FBI Headquarters: “What distinguishes the FBI as a premier law enforcement agency from, say, vs. the secret police, is that they can’t just go around asking American citizens questions just for the sake of asking those questions. There needs to be a specific basis, an articulable basis for asking that question.”

On the unmasking documents that we talked about yesterday, she specifically ties that information to John Durham’s investigation, as we assumed would be the case: “Last week, ODNI provided information related to unmasking, and it’s that list that you’re referencing right now. And as it’s relevant to investigations, John Durham’s investigation specifically, I am sure he will take a look at that. And just to be clear about that, John Durham, in his review of what happened in 2016 and 2017, he’s already looking at this issue of unmasking under his broader review. I can tell you that his team is working diligently to get to the bottom of what happened, because Martha, what happened to candidate Trump and then President Trump was one of the greatest political injustices in American history and should never happen again.”

Here is what we said in yesterday’s piece about those documents:

Of course, as a DOJ spokesperson later clarified, DOJ has no intention of releasing these documents because they are ODNI documents, and the decision about whether or not to make them public rests with Ric Grenell, the Acting Director of National Intelligence.

It was Grenell, if you remember, who famously hand-delivered copies of these documents and perhaps others last Thursday to Attorney General William Barr. Corrupt media outlets like ABC have been assuming Grenell did that because he wanted Barr’s permission to make them public. As a matter of actual reality, though, Grenell delivered them to Barr because those documents are likely  to be very useful evidence in the investigation being mounted by U.S. Attorney John Durham.

Kupec then repeatedly clarifies (because MacCallum is either incredibly dense or was pretending to be so) the fact we pointed out yesterday: That these documents are ODNI documents – meaning they source from the U.S. Intelligence Community, not the FBI or the DOJ.

Think about the implications of that key fact, and what they mean to Obama-era DNI James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan.

Finally, Fox News is breathlessly reporting this morning that Acting DNI Ric Grenell is preparing to release at least some of those documents and name the names of the high Obama officials who were engaged in the thousands of illegal unmaskings of U.S. citizens today or tomorrow.

So, what to make of Kupec’s comments?

First, it’s key to remember that she is a spokesperson, and everything she says in public has been painstakingly vetted up through the entire chain of command at the U.S. Department of Justice, all the way to Barr himself. When Kupec speaks in public, she speaks for the Attorney General and the entire DOJ using very specific and pre-approved language and key messages. She’s not just talking off the top of her head.

Given that, it is extraordinarily significant that she compares what the FBI did to General Flynn to the actions of the “secret police,” a term that most Americans would tie to the Nazi Gestapo or the Soviet KGB. Remember that that analogy is now informed by the findings of Durham’s investigation, which has likely been ongoing since late 2018.

The same is true of Kupec’s out-and-out, unqualified declarative statement that “what happened to candidate Trump and then President Trump was one of the greatest political injustices in American history.”

Then there is the news that Durham has already been looking at the unmasking issue, which one would have naturally assumed since that operation was both a by-product of and an informative element to the Obama Coup Cabal’s illegal domestic spying operation. This is new information that Barr has not been specific about in his numerous interviews on the Durham investigation.

That new information, and the other key points laid out by Kupec in this 6 minute clip indicate that, when you see the names of the unmaskers revealed by Grenell and the DNI documents, it is almost a certainty that those are the names of key targets of the Durham investigation.

Grenell did not just run over to DOJ HQ to meet with Barr last Thursday after working hours for fun. It is highly likely that Grenell personally took those documents over to Barr in order to review them together and to get Barr’s agreement that Durham’s investigation is now at a point that making them public would serve to set the stage for further public action by Durham.

UPDATE: And just like magic in support of that point, CBS News’s Catherine Herridge issued this tweet about 15 minutes after I finalized this post:

Timing is everything in life.

The final key point to remember in all of this is that John Durham is a prosecutor, not a report-writer. The public actions taken by federal prosecutors are: Perp-walks, bookings, indictments and trials.

Of course, it remains possible that Durham is really not doing anything – if you see news that he is only working on a report, you will know that is the case – and it’s all just for show.

But boy, over the last 7 days, it’s been one hell of a show.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

30 thoughts on “Grenell and Barr are Setting the Stage for Durham to Act

  1. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

    Sullivan is taking orders. He isn’t man enough to stand up to his overseers. He won’t put on his big-boy pants until Mommy tells him to.

    He risks the disrespect of everyone forever and ever.

    1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

      More than likely he had a little chat with Obama.

      He’s as corrupt as Berman, if not worse.

      They can only prolong this politically, however; from a legal standpoint the case against Flynn is over.

      1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

        If I am wrong, if they actually try to still prosecute and sentence Flynn, there needs to be an immediate appeal to SCOTUS and the initiation of congressional removal proceedings against Sullivan.

        This is flailing rear-guard action that smacks of desperation. The documents are going to be released and it’s all falling apart for the cabal.

  2. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

    On a peripheral note, Trey Dowdy said he was misled by the FBI about the nature of these cases; he finally figured it out for himself that he was being lied to. Well, we see how he ended the Benghazi “investigation,” and nothing came of it. Judicial Watch is still pursuing the interview – mandated by Judge Lamberth – with H.R.C. (if only Sullivan had the guts of Judge Lamberth!) Eventually, the Benghazi issue will be exposed, and I suspect that Mr. Acting DNI head Richard Grenell has that material too. If not, time to get it!

    I won’t call Sullivan “Judge” until he grows a pair. Otherwise, Sullivan is a participant on the wrong side of Obamagate.

    1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

      Gowdy and Sullivan are both Deep State operatives that have now been exposed as corrupt liars.

      Ryan, McConnell, and Graham are all in that group as well.

  3. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

    Also note something that I’ve posted that has gotten no comment (why should anyone comment on my comment?)

    That is, Peter Strzok is a liaison between the FBI and CIA. Is that important?

    And it was STrzok who wanted to keep the “investigation” or Flynn alive. This is the link I think you’re looking for, Dave.

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

      In other words, Strzok is CIA, not just FBI. Follow the chain of command! Strzok is a weasel, but he’s not the head weasel. Someone at the very top of the Clowns In America TOLD him to keep the hoax alive.

      1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

        It was Brennan. He was Brennan’s boy.

    2. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

      Here’s your huckleberry:

      “Henry told Tucker Carlson on Tucker Carlson Tonight that the new information would suggest that John Brennan, who headed the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama, “also had intel saying, actually, Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win because she was a known quantity, she had been secretary of state, and Vladimir Putin’s team thought she was more malleable, while candidate Donald Trump was unpredictable.”’

      https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/05/12/fox-news-john-brennan-russia-hillary-clinton/

      Does this mean John Brennan was an agent of Russia? Time and documents will tell!

      1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

        As an unreconstructed communist, would it be a surprise?

    3. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

      Now, given Grenell’s treasure trove, is it not possible that evidence of treason has been uncovered and exposed?

      We all throw the T word around casually, but if it’s a case against high officials, it’s pretty obvious why they’d be reticent about revealing names of unmaskers and others. “Others” is the operative word (“operative” is another key word.)

      This is likely bigger than Ames and Hanssen.
      Proceed with due caution, but also full speed ahead and bombs away. Slim customers are about to get slimmer.

      1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

        Yes, the question is how high they go. I don’t think they can pursue Obama legally without risking national fragmentation. I’m beginning to sense that Barr and Durham want to throw a large net over as many of the others as possible. They only get one shot at prosecuting the greatest crime in this nations’ history, and thus they want to be very sure before they drop the hammer.

  4. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

    Now, given all that I’ve put together, does Sullivan really want to delay things? Does he want history to remember him as complicit with the extensive plot?

    Will he side with Haman or Mordecai?

    1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

      He’s Obama’s boy, the judicial equivalent of Eric Holder.

  5. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

    CIA retirees and others are not amused by Brennan:

    “A particularly odious manifestation of this new globalist philosophy, says Johnson, was former CIA Director John Brennan’s so-called “modernization” plan, which “systematically dismantled and destroyed the CIA’s operations division — the heart of the agency’s central mission of using people to steal vital secrets around the world.” Brennan himself articulated this new mindset when he flatly told National Public Radio in an interview: “We don’t steal secrets.” “The Brennan plan,” says Johnson, “instead called for other nations’ intelligence services to provide the CIA with spies as intelligence collectors.” This approach made it impossible for the U.S. to keep its intelligence-gathering operations clandestine, thereby forfeiting the type of secrecy that is “fundamental to the credibility and reliability of the information” collected.”

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/05/john-brennan-traitor-chief-discover-networks/

    I have a strong indication from a little birdie that this is the reason some of the material won’t be released anytime soon. I have said often that Brennan was the worst CIA director in the Agency’s history. It is far deeper than incompetence, though.

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

      Phineas provided a link yesterday worthy of adding:

      http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=387226

      A short synopsis: “Brennan used private contractors to unmask Trump administration officials.”

      Now who were these “private contractors?” Were they perhaps from another country? Nyet? Worms turn, and rounding up these “contractors” may be an important part of this.

      1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

        It turns out, if you go back to the update version of that post by Ace, that it doesn’t even have to be a contractor–it’s anyone with a DOJ badge, and they had ways for getting around the rules on that.

  6. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

    Just for fun (but much closer to the truth than you can imagine, considering the bugging of Trump Tower)

    “WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Trump White House has raised serious security concerns as the eyes in an old portrait of President Obama gathering dust in a side hallway were clearly seen moving side to side.

    Aides noticed the portrait’s eyes would follow Trump whenever he walked through the hallway, then freeze again once he had left the room.
    “Something fishy’s going on here,” said a Secret Service agent. “I’m pretty sure those eyes were looking to the left before. What the heck?”
    Agents rushed over to the picture. The eyes got wide then suddenly disappeared. The agents ripped it out of the wall and found that two holes had been punched in the wall directly behind it. A tunnel was discovered leading out of White House grounds and letting out through a sewer manhole on the street nearby.
    An unidentified black man was seen jumping into a car and speeding away.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/eyes-clearly-moving-in-portrait-obama-left-in-white-house

  7. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

    So to conclude: the idea of holding back the names of the unmaskers is more complicated than at first glance, given that Brennan is claimed to have used private contractors. I assume these private contractors must be contacted and interviewed, and that this process is underway.

    Later, folks. Off to the farm.

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

      One last thing:

      This verifies Phineas’ link:

      “Former National Security Council chief of staff Fred Fleitz made a similar claim in an article on FoxNews.com April 22:
      House Intelligence Committee staff told me that after an exhaustive investigation reviewing intelligence and interviewing intelligence officers, they found that Brennan suppressed high-quality intelligence suggesting that Putin actually wanted the more predictable and malleable Clinton to win the 2016 election.

      “Instead, the Brennan team included low-quality intelligence that failed to meet intelligence community standards to support the political claim that Russian officials wanted Trump to win, House Intelligence Committee staff revealed. They said that CIA analysts also objected to including that flawed, substandard information in the assessment.”

      https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/05/12/fox-news-john-brennan-russia-hillary-clinton/

      “Substandard” = private contractors. No wonder CIA analysts “objected to including that flawed, substandard information!” It was probably….wait for it…

      Sid Blumenthal, H. Rotten Clinton’s “private spy.” (Author of the Banghazi bullshit.) And his crony Cody Shearer.

      1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

        Sid Vicious and Shearer are involved–they no doubt wrote the Steele dossier material.

  8. Jimmy MacAfee - May 13, 2020

    Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.
    Bye.

    1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

      Barr’s got chicken in the barn, whose barn, what barn, his barn….

  9. Jim - May 13, 2020

    Dave, great update but has anyone considered what Chuck Schumer’s roll in all of this was, from Trump’s inauguration he has made it a point to make sure that cloture was involved in every nominee, was it him just being the a** that he is or was it directed by others to make it impossible for the Trump Administration to fully staff the government with his people, leaving the Obama holdovers in key positions where they could continue to run with this narrative?

  10. phineas gage - May 13, 2020
  11. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

    This is absolutely insane and outright tyranny:

    https://lynnwoodtimes.com/2020/05/12/governor-inslee-lays-out-statewide-contact-tracing-plan-for-covid-19/

    People cannot even leave their house to get food?

    These edicts have no constitutional basis. We are going straight off the cliff. This is how liberty vanishes.

    1. brian - May 13, 2020

      more like , this is how armed insurrection starts.

      I believe these tyrants are pushing for that exact thing. Then they can call it an ’emergency’ and usher in marshal law… of course it’ll be ‘until things calm down’, which people know already that the lefts definition of until, is never.

      1. phineas gage - May 13, 2020

        Yes. In less than three months this is where we are.

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