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“This is Gonna be a Bang-Bang Couple of Weeks” – Joe diGenova

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

In case you missed it, take 10 minutes out of your day to watch the clip below. – Laura Ingraham had Rudy Giuliani and Joe diGenova on together for a 9 minute segment Tuesday night, and both men were very blunt in their assessments of the sordid behavior of Nancy Pelosi and her House Circus Clown caucus, the status of the fake impeachment process, and of the Barr/Durham investigation, among several other topics.

Here’s the clip:

For those of you who still like to read stuff, here are some key quotes from Giuliani and diGenova:

Giuliani: “I would love to testify [before the House Intel Committee], give me a half hour to point out  ‘Biden inc.’. Four decades of crime. I’d love to do it.”

Giuliani: [After seeing clip of Cory Booker saying he’d love to question Giuliani if he testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee] “I have to go into the arena with Spartacus? Gee, I don’t know if I could handle it. I mean, he’s a really tough guy. I don’t know. Man, he really scares me.

“He was a terrible mayor. I was a mayor of a city [New York] and I turned it around. He was a mayor and the city [Newark] had more crime when he left than when he came in.”

diGenova: “This is why this notion that you are going to keep these witnesses identities secret, while they are trying to nullify an election, commit regicide, and remove a president of the United States is ludicrous. Everybody knows that in all likelihood, Fusion GPS was involved with this person, this ‘anonymous informant’ – I refuse to call him a whistleblower because he is not a whistleblower under the law – and everybody knows that there is a former FBI agent[!] who worked with this whistleblower, as he is now called.

“So, we’re going to learn a lot about the fact that this person never wrote this document, this was drafted by a committee of political consultants and researchers and people affiliated with the Democrat National Committee.

Giuliani: “Adam Schiff is a witness. You can’t preside over a hearing where you’re a witness. Also, how can it be possible that we can’t test the credibility of these witnesses? You can’t come to a conclusion unless you can test credibility. For example, this law firm – Campos, Dampos or whatever the name of it is – was offering money to people. They were offering help with your mortgage, expenses, they were bribing the witnesses to come forward. You don’t think I’d want to cross examine the witness with that?”

diGenova: “Here’s the deal. This [IC] Inspector General is a moron. When he wrote that analysis he was wrong about the law, this was not a ‘matter of grave concern,’ he got slapped down so badly by the office of legal counsel when they analyzed the facts. This guy, Michael Atkinson, is a moron. There is no way around how bad a job he did. He’s an embarrassment to the inspector general cadre.”

Giuliani: “I’d just like to explain to ‘little Schiff’ that propounding and presenting a false narrative of someone’s guilt is called obstructing justice. He did it. He did it right in front of the American people, he did it for about 20 minutes. And he did it again, earlier, when he said he had evidence of ‘Russia collusion’. Where’s your evidence, Schiff? You’re a liar – I’m calling you out as a liar. Where’s your evidence?”

diGenova: “If it weren’t for double standards, Democrats would have no standards at all. This is just insanity…that tape of Schiff, just watching him, bug-eyed, performing like a loon, and watching him pronounce these nostrums that are stupid and unsupportable legally, this is the chairman of a major committee, and Pelosi, you know, trying to keep her dentures in her mouth while she’s talking to him, is just there, abiding by this, it’s outrageous.”

Giuliani: “And it would be funny if it wasn’t such a horrible, horrible trashing of our constitution.”

diGenova: [Asked how confident he is that big things are coming from IG Horowitz’s report and the Barr/Durham investigation] “This is gonna be a bang-bang couple of weeks.”

There’s much more in there, so please watch the whole thing. The fun is just beginning.

That is all.

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Tuesday Produced a Cluster Boom in the Nation’s Capitol

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

Those loud noises you heard last night were bombshells dropping all over the nation’s capitol.  –  Every day the last four years has been a busy news day, but it’s hard to remember one as busy as Tuesday. Let’s review some of the action:

Get ready for Hillary III – She’s running, and no one should doubt it. Expect her formal announcement shortly after the Oct. 15 debate in Ohio. Here she is, talking about doing it:

Look, I know this is distasteful, but it’s pretty much inevitable at this point. After all, she no doubt sees her best shelter from looming prosecutions as coming from the corrupt media, which is protecting Quid Pro Joe with the ludicrous rationale that any Democrat running for the presidency is somehow immune to prosecution. You will see why she needs such protection in a moment. For now, just know you need to gird yourself for another year of the Grasping Grifter cackling, coughing and fainting on your TV screens as she mounts a third, and hopefully final, bid for the nation’s high office.

The Barr/Durham investigation expands its scope. – And now you know why the Fainting Felon will be tossing her hospital gown into ring soon. Based on what their investigations into the origins of the FBI/CIA illegal spying on the Trump Campaign and Trump Transition Team have revealed, the DOJ is now expanding this investigation to include a look into the origins of the Rosenstein/Comey/Mueller coup attempt that germinated in the early months of 2017.

Speaking of Robert Mueller, it appears he perjured himself in his congressional testimony a few months ago. –  The ex-American Gestapo Chief, er, “Special Counsel” told congress that when he met with President Trump a day before he was appointed to that position by Oily Rod Rosenstein, he was not interviewing for the FBI job. But now multiple people present that day are letting it be known that was at least Mueller’s pretense for being there that day:

“My understanding was I was not applying for the job,” Mueller said on July 24. “I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job.”

John Dowd, who served as the president’s attorney during the probe, ripped Mueller for meeting with Trump, calling it the “most dishonorable conduct I have ever witnessed.” He added, “Capt. Robert Mueller, USMC, sits in front of his commander-in-chief being interviewed for FBI director knowing he is going to investigate the president and never says a word.”

“Dishonorable Conduct” is Robert Mueller’s middle name.

White House finally sends its letter to Pelosi. – Readers of the Campaign Update knew this was coming last Thursday,  and the White House finally got around to sending it on Tuesday:

The White House outlined in a defiant eight-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats on Tuesday why it will not participate in their “illegitimate and unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry, charging that the proceedings have run roughshod over congressional norms and the president’s due-process rights.

“President Trump and his administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process,” the letter stated. “Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice. In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances.”

Cool.

Turns out Ukraine actually revived its investigation into Hunter Biden’s pay for play operation this past January, seven months before the President’s phone call with Zelensky. – The great real reporter John Solomon laid that bombshell out on Sean Hannity’s show last night:

A newly unearthed document shows that Ukrainian officials had opened a new probe into the firm linked to Hunter Biden months before President Trump’s phone call with that country’s leader, Fox News contributor John Solomon reported late Tuesday.

Solomon said Tuesday on “Hannity” that the U.S. government knew Ukraine was planning to look again into activities at Burisma Holdings, an energy company that employed then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son as a member of its board of directors, early this year. The report is noteworthy because President Trump has been accused by Democrats of threatening in July to withhold foreign aid to Ukraine unless its new president pursued an investigation into the company and the younger Biden’s role there.

Of course, the fake news media will do everything it can to cover this inconvenient truth up, but the reality is that it completely destroys any notion that President Trump engaged in any sort of qui pro quo on his call with Zelensky.

All the President needs now is a good trial lawyer to lay his case out before the Senate should the House actually approve articles of impeachment, and hey, guess what? He has one.

Trey Gowdy will join the Trump defense team. – Many conservatives will have a problem with this, given their disappointment in Gowdy’s lack of results during his congressional probe of the Benghazi scandal several years ago. Like many members of congress, Gowdy gained a reputation for being all bark and no bite, as it were.  Then again, most people simply don’t understand how powerless a congressional committee really is in the face of an utterly corrupt Justice Department like the one run by Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch for Barack Obama.

So, you’ll see people bitching and moaning about that all day today, and that’s fine. Some folks just need to vent.

But here’s reality: Trey Gowdy, before he ran for congress, was one hell of a prosecutor. In fact, he was undefeated in that role. Remember also that he served on two key House Committees during the years when the DOJ/FBI/CIA cabal was attempting to fix the 2016 election and then mounting its Mueller-led coup d’etat attempt.

Gowdy knows the truth about all of that – he has already seen everything that Barr and Durham are currently investigating, and knows what they’re going to find. Do you think, knowing what he knows, that Gowdy would agree to join the effort to defend the President and give up that cushy job as a highly-paid contributor for Fox News if he did not know he will win the case?

This is a big deal. Yesterday was a real inflection point in this whole sham.

Boom.

And now we dance:

You seriously can’t make these people up, folks.

That is all.

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Finally, a Pulse From The William Barr and John Durham Investigation

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

You seriously could never make these people up, folks. – Mad Maxine Waters, who has spent the last three years encouraging violence against Trump supporters and staffers and dog-whistling her approval of presidential assassination attempts, actually said this yesterday:

“I’m calling on the GOP to stop Trump’s filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies and using mob language implying they should be killed.”

At no point has President Trump used mob language implying the fake whistleblower or anyone else should be killed. In fact, he hasn’t even referred to the whistleblower himself as a “spy” – that reference was clearly made towards the actual Intelligence Community spies who fed the whistleblower the hearsay allegations contained in his complaint.

Oh, and immediately after that ridiculous comment, Waters then said this:

“Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned and  placed in solitary confinement.”

So she wants to give the President the same anti-constitutional treatment that Robert Mueller and his thugs gave to Paul Manafort.

It is not hard to see what evil lurks in the hearts of these Democrats, folks. If they want to do it to the President of the United States, that is also what they wish to do to anyone who supports him. Let’s never forget what she had to say about assaulting members of Trump’s cabinet in public back in June, 2018:

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Here’s the video clip if you can stand to watch it:

She and other Democrats have echoed these calls for confrontation – which amount to public assault – on Trump officials and Trump supporters for years now. The Democrat Party, working with George Soros, even helped to fund and create its own street violence operation called Antifa in the immediate aftermath to the 2016 elections whose job it is to carry out such assaults on anyone wearing a red cap in public.

Your President understands what is going on here – do you?

This is a coup d’etat, and the people carrying it out hate you and want you imprisoned. Never forget that.

Finally, some positive signs out of Attorney General William Barr. – This story from the folks at The Conservative Treehouse (CTH) is a very, very big deal. Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham traveled to Italy recently as a part of their investigation into the origins of the CIA/FBI efforts to spy on the Trump Campaign, Transition Team and Administration during 2016-current. In fact, this fake whistleblower incident proves the spying efforts were still ongoing under the auspices of now-fired Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates and his Deputy, Sue Gordon. Now we know why they were both fired.

While in Italy, Italian officials allowed Barr and Durham to listen to an audiotape deposition given by CIA asset Joseph Mifsud, who was also an asset of Italian intelligence agencies. CTH also believes Barr and Durham may have been allowed to perform their own live interview of Mifsud.

From the CTH report:

According to an interview on August 18th, John Solomon reported the lawyer for Joseph Mifsud admitted his client was a western intelligence asset who was part of a CIA intelligence “operation” against candidate Donald Trump in March 2016.

Not only was the attorney admitting Mifsud was a western asset used by the CIA against Trump, but the lawyer also told Solomon about an audio-taped deposition that Joseph Mifsud gave prior to going into hiding after Trump won the 2016 Presidential election.

If you prefer to watch video, here is real journalist John Solomon laying it all out for you:

So, if you are wondering why corrupt fake news media outlets have been attempting to characterize Barr’s seeking out information from the governments of Italy, Ukraine and Australia as something unseemly and nefarious, now you know: It is because assets of all three of these foreign governments actively worked with the Hillary Clinton Campaign/DNC-funded Christopher Steele to produce the fake Steele Dossier and influence an American presidential election.

The Deep State, for which those corrupt media outlets serve as a megaphone, knows that Barr/Durham are closing in on the origins of this neverending coup effort, and they are responding with the Saul Alinsky tactic of demonizing the sources of their panic, Barr and Durham. What the coup plotters did starting in mid-2016 is high treason, plain and simple. The corrupt news media’s role in the coup plot now is to distract the public’s attention from that reality.

In addition to the likes of John Brennan, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Sally Yates, Lisa Page, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, James Baker, and most likely Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self, many of those corrupt media outlets were themselves involved in this coup effort and remain so today.

This all explains why the President’s reference to “Crowdstrike” on his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky set off so much panic among the deep state Democrats and their corrupt media toadies. As I pointed out on September 25, that reference takes you directly to the very origins of the Russia hoax. And that reference is why Nancy Pelosi, after months of talking down impeachment and preventing the insane leftist radicals in her House caucus from taking the nation down that destructive road, had a sudden change of mind.

From the Deep State Democrats’ point of view, none of this is about Biden and his ne’er-do-well son. It’s about the reference to “Crowdstrike”, which takes anyone who pulls that string directly to the seedy origins of the real efforts by foreign governments to influence the 2016 elections. Those efforts were paid for by more than $11 million coming from the DNC and the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Barr and Durham are pulling that string.

Again, your President clearly understands what is happening here. Do you?

That is all.

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James Comey Walks Free, For Now

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

So, James Comey walks free, for now. – That was the big uproar on Thursday, and my only question is why did the media and politicians treat it as if was some sort of news? We have known for three solid weeks now that the Department of Justice had decided not to prosecute the nation’s most prominent Teenage Drama Queen for his rampant internal malfeasance. So, why was everyone tossing such a fit about it?

Assuming William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham really are performing an investigation into the origins of Spygate – which is far from a safe assumption at this point – I can even understand the rationale behind merely humiliating Comey with yesterday’s Inspector General report documenting his serial leaking of FBI documents. After all, the Department of Justice theoretically does not possess unlimited resources to pursue every case that comes its way – unless your name is Roger Stone or Paul Manafort, of course – so better to conserve those resources for prosecuting Comey’s role in the failed coup d’etat that was mounted within the FBI and other agencies against President Donald Trump throughout 2016 and 2017.

Still, with every tweet he issues and every TV appearance he makes, Comey personifies the dual system of justice that continues to exist in our country. Because the simple fact of the matter is that if you or I leaked FBI documents to the New York Times, whether directly or through a “friend,” you or I would be spending time in the federal pokey.

It is now crystal clear that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions never had any intention of lifting a finger to end that duality within our justice system, and we have all hoped William Barr would be different. Yet, here we sit, fully six months into Barr’s term in office without having seen a single perp walk, indictment, or even any clear indication that he or Durham have taken the step of convening a grand jury. We did, finally, at long last, get the latest IG report from the plodding Michael Horowitz’s office on Thursday, and it turns out to be just another exercise in finger shaking at just another naughty boy that produces no real result and no real public satisfaction that anything real is actually being done.

The next bit of Horowitz-produced Kabuki theater, his full report on the abuse of the FISA process that enabled the Spygate operation to take place, will be the next shoe to drop. The public record is damning on Comey’s role in all of that – he lied repeatedly to the FISA court about the veracity of the Steele Dossiere and its contents. He put his personal signature on FISA applications that he knew to be outright frauds on the Court, a reality borne out by his own testimony before congress. We know the same about Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates and others.

Supposedly that long-overdue report will drop shortly after Labor Day. Supposedly. Will it contain any criminal referrals, and if it does, will they be pursued by the DOJ? That’s an open question. After all, Horowitz’s April 2018 report targeting Andrew McCabe contained criminal referrals, and the only thing DOJ did to McCabe was fire him. Today, McCabe is not only a free man, he is a highly-paid “contributor” to CNN. He and Comey probably popped the cork on a bottle of Dom last night to celebrate Comey’s continuing liberty.

Rumors have been flying around this week that Barr and Durham are indeed about to finally, at long last indict McCabe for his various well-documented crimes. If so, that would represent a good start. But it would be just a start.

If it is really his true intention to try to restore Americans’ faith in our system of justice, William Barr has miles to go before he sleeps.

That is all.

 

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The Curious Potential Bombshell Case of Patrick Byrne

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

I honestly don’t know what to make of this, so I’m just going to let you watch and judge for yourselves. – Overstock founder Patrick Byrne resigned his CEO position at the company on Thursday, and shortly thereafter appeared on Fox Business’s Varney & Co. program. What he had to say about his alleged involvement in several FBI domestic espionage efforts against various political campaigns would, if true, amount to grounds for scattering the raging dumpster fire agency to the winds.

Here’s the clip of the interview:

The interview is too long to do a complete transcript, but here are the highlights:

Byrne claims the following:

  • “Because 17 years ago, I helped them crack a murder…they knew me, and they called me in 2015, 2016 to assist in something. I didn’t know who the orders came from, but I assisted.
  • “I took some orders that seemed a little fishy, didn’t know who the orders came from, but last summer while watching television, I figured out …that the name of the man who sent me the orders was a guy named Peter Strzok.”
  • Question: Are you working with the Attorney General? “Let me be clear: I’m not working with anybody.  The last time I talked to a federal office was five months ago. I explained everything to them between April 5 and April 30, and then I disappeared.”
  • “Bill Barr – there’s gonna be a sculpture of granite of this guy somewhere – I couldn’t come forward for three years until there was rule of law in this country. I wasn’t gonna come forward when this guy Jeff Sessions…Truman said of an opponent I can carve a better man out of a banana, that’s how Americans should feel about Jeff Sessions.”
  • ” Now, we have rule of law and I came forward to them in April. There are other whistle blowers within the federal bureaucracy with similar stories.
  • The bottom line is there’s a big coverup, there was political espionage conducted against Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.”
  • ” I was in the room when it happened. I was a part of it. I thought I was doing law enforcement. Sorry.”

That’s all in the first 4:30 of the clip. Byrne does not get more specific about exactly what activities he undertook for Strzok and the FBI, but goes onto say that he has told the whole story to Barr and that his information has been rolled into U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the whole Spygate scandal. Byrne says he resigned because he expects to soon become very publicly embroiled in the scandal as the Horowitz Report on FISA abuse is rolled out and the results of Durham’s investigation begin to bear fruit.

Byrne in fact claims that Barr’s decision to appoint Durham on May 13 was in part motivated by the story he delivered to Barr on April 30. Byrne also claims that he decided to resign now after consulting with his “guru” Warren Buffet, who advised him to do it now because if he didn’t, the Deep State would use his company to “grind me down.”

Byrne appeared again on Fox News later with Martha Macallum, but did not reveal any more details.

Another very interesting facet of Byrne’s statements is his contention that another reason why he was approached by the FBI was the fact that he was carrying on an affair with Russian lawyer Maria Butina, who has popped up in several places during the whole “Russia Collusion” fantasy play.

Readers may remember that Butina was arrested by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s thugs on charges that she was a Russian agent. After reaching a plea deal amid claims she had become a “cooperating witness” with the Mueller team, she had curiously been held in maximum security isolation until May 9, when she was suddenly moved to a white collar facility. Byrne claims that that move was also made due to his testimony to Barr.

No further charges against anyone have come from Butina’s supposed cooperation with Mueller’s thugs. Byrne’s story, combined with this curiously harsh treatment of a “cooperating” witness makes one wonder if Mueller’s people had isolated Butina in order to prevent her from making any public statements.

The clear outlier in all of this, however, is Byrne’s contention that the FBI wasn’t just spying on Trump and other Republican candidates, but on the Hillary Clinton campaign as well. While such a massive domestic spying operation within Obama’s corrupted FBI and Justice Department is certainly not difficult to imagine, given everything else we now know, the motivation they might have had for spying on the Pantsuit Princess is a mystery until we have more data.

If Byrne is to be believed, we will begin getting that additional data from Horowitz, Durham and Barr after Labor Day.

After so many previous false promises of such damaging new data, all I can say is that I will believe it when I see it.

That is all.

 

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Barr/Durham Inquiry is Making the CIA Nervous? COOL!

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

If William Barr achieves nothing else in his go-round at DOJ, he has already shown just how important it is for our country to have a real, actual, fully-functioning Attorney General.  That reality was emphasized yet again in the bombshell new report from the New York Times – based solely on anonymous “sources”, of course, because it is the NYTimes, after all – that claims that John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the whole “Spygate” scandal will include interviews with “at least one senior counterintelligence official and a senior C.I.A. analyst.”

Cool! You can feel the sweat breaking out on John Brennan’s forehead even as you read this report. Brennan, after all, was the CIA Director when all the shenanigans were taking place, and we already know as a matter of public record that he was knee-deep in all of it. The Times, of course, does its best to try to create sympathy for CIA personnel by carefully justifying their “work” as attempts to understand “Russian intereference” in the 2016 election, but we all know that’s a myth because Barack Hussein Obama his own self told us so on several occasions. And if reading this following paragraph from the story doesn’t enrage you as an American citizen, then you need to read up on your civics lessons:

“While the Justice Department review is not a criminal inquiry, it has provoked anxiety in the ranks of the C.I.A., according to former officials. Senior agency officials have questioned why the C.I.A.’s analytical work should be subjected to a federal prosecutor’s scrutiny. Attorney General William P. Barr, who is overseeing the review, assigned the United States attorney in Connecticut, John H. Durham, to conduct it.”

Think about what that paragraph actually says in plain English: That “Senior agency officials” the Times claims to have spoken with literally believe they and their “analytical work”, i.e., the assignment of a parade of CIA operatives like Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud and others to try to entrap Trump campaign officials in violations of the law, is somehow exempt from scrutiny. In other words, these deep state snakes and skunks really and truly do believe they are simply above the law.

After all, if a federal prosecutor working directly under the supervision of the nation’s highest law enforcement official has no right to investigate their actions, then who in the hell does? Who do these people think they are?

And guess what? The next paragraph should enrage you even more than you already are:

“The Justice Department has not submitted formal written requests to talk to the C.I.A. officers, but law enforcement officials have told intelligence officials that Mr. Durham will seek the interviews, two of the people said. Communications officers for both the C.I.A. and the Justice Department declined to comment.”

Understand what’s happening here yet? Yep, this article is an effort by the news-fakers at the New York Times to help their deep state sources in and around the CIA to try to intimidate Barr and Durham from moving forward by publicly exposing their plans. This is sleazy, despicable and just one more proof point showing why fake news outlets like the Times are in fact the enemies of the American people.

But wait, there’s more, as the late, great Billy Mays used to say. Watch as the current CIA Director, appointed by President Trump, sends a not-so-coded message to her stressed employees and Brennan:

“The C.I.A. director, Gina Haspel, has told senior officials that her agency will cooperate — but will still work to protect critical pieces of intelligence whose disclosure could jeopardize sources, reveal collection methods or disclose information provided by allies, according to current and former American officials.

“Ms. Haspel will not block the interviews and has told the agency that talking with Mr. Durham need not jeopardize secrets and is consistent with cooperating with Mr. Barr’s inquiry.”

Ah, yes, the old “sources and methods” dodge – Haspel here is promising to use it liberally to protect “her people.” Let’s remember that Haspel just happened to be the London station chief for the CIA while Brennan was the agency’s director, and that much of the entrapment efforts during 2016 took place in….wait for it…London!

Oh.

You have to get all the way down to the 10th paragraph of the story – which the Times knows is well past where 90% of its short-attention-span readers will ever bother to tread – to find out what Barr and Durham are really trying to get at in this piece of their investigation:

“Mr. Barr wants to know more about the C.I.A. sources who helped inform its understanding of the details of the Russian interference campaign, an official has said. He also wants to better understand the intelligence that flowed from the C.I.A. to the F.B.I. in the summer of 2016.

“During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the intelligence community released a declassified assessment that concluded that Mr. Putin ordered an influence campaign that “aspired to help” Mr. Trump’s electoral chances by damaging Mrs. Clinton’s. The C.I.A. and the F.B.I. reported they had high confidence in the conclusion. The National Security Agency, which conducts electronic surveillance, had a moderate degree of confidence.”

The “declassified assessment” the Times refers to is the Intelligence Community Assessment that our National Teenage Drama Queen James Comey and others presented to President Trump during the transition following the 2016 election. We now know – Comey has testified to this under oath – that the Drama Queen’s “mission” that day was to inform the incoming President about the existence of the Steele Dossier. Comey and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had been trying to get the fake news hacks at CNN to run with the Dossier, but, in a rare display of a modicum of journalistic ethics, had been told by CNN that they would not report on the Dossier unless they knew that Trump had been briefed on it.

All of which is why, as he left that meeting in Trump Tower, Comey then phoned Clapper and delivered the simple message, “Mission Accomplished.” CNN ran with the story that night, and a few months later gave Clapper a big contract as a “contributor.”

So, when you see the Times trying to intimidate Barr and Durham away from looking into the CIA’s role in all of that, you know that the investigation is on the right track.

When CIA officials who worked for John Brennan are so nervous they go looking for cover from their media toadies, that’s good news for all real Americans.

Boom.

That is all.

[Addendum] You don’t have believe me about all of this being part of the public record. A friend reminded me just now of this terrific expose’ by Paul Sperry published at RealClearPolitics in May of last year. Read it to understand why John Brennan has so much cause to be sweating today.

 

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Trump Orders Barr to Light the Fuse on the Declassification Bomb

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

When real news intrudes on DC Kabuki Theater. – While most of the fake news media is focused on the back-and-forth childish insults between President Trump and San Fran Nan, actual important stuff just keeps happening. British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned overnight after making an utter disaster of Brexit planning. That’s kind of a big deal.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who styles himself as a journalist, was hit with 18 charges under the Espionage Act. Gosh, that probably raised the stress level of all the reporters in our fake national news media outlets who’ve spent the last three years trading sports tickets, expensive dinners and sex for classified material, don’t you think? After all, it is one thing for a journalist to “receive” national secrets like several did from Daniel Ellsberg in the famous Pentagon Papers incident, but it is quite another thing to obtain them via bribery or, as in the case of Assange, via hacking illegally into computers. Something to keep in the back of our minds as Attorney General William Barr moves forward with his investigation. More on this later, in fact.

And speaking of our real, actual, functioning Attorney General, the biggest overnight news – news that the New York Times will likely relegate to page 19 of section C – came in the form of a letter to Mr. Barr from President Trump authorizing him to start the process of declassifying documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign by high officials in the Obama Administration during 2016.

Boom.

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

The full text of the memorandum can be found here.

This memo is very interesting for several reasons:

  • It confers Barr the full authority to conduct the declassification without involvement from Mr. Trump himself. This makes sense since Trump was the ultimate target of the illegal spying, and thus would have an inherent conflict of interest. It is very telling that the President was unwilling to confer such authority on former AG Jeff Sessions, but is now willing to give it to Barr.
  • Giving Barr full authority to manage the process also makes sense given that it is being done in conjunction with the conduct of Barr’s own investigation, which is being led by Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham. It allows Barr and Durham the discretion to hold back any documents whose public revelation might harm their own inquiry.
  • Note all the other high officials addressed in the memorandum. Note the presence of the Secretary of …. Energy??? Hey, what is the main function of the Department of Energy? Why, it is providing security for the nation’s nuclear facilities, both in the Defense Department – whose Secretary is also addressed atop the memo – and in the nation’s power generation sector. Hey, remember that time when the Obama Administration – led by then-Sec. State Pantsuit Princess – sold 20% of our nation’s uranium reserves to the Russians, right after the Russians had poured more than $150 million into the Clinton Crime Family’s Fake Foundation? Yeah…guessing the Coughing Crook soiled her newest fashionable table cloth smock when she saw this little item.
  • Oh, yeah, look at who else is on that list – the Secretary of Treasury. Hey, remember that time when President Barack Hussein Obama his own self authorized the loading of $400 million in foreign currency onto a jumbo jet and had it flown over to Tehran to give to the Iranian Mullahs? Yeah, so do I.
  • Oh, and look at the paragraph headed “Section 1. Agency Cooperation.” Look at how it says “The Attorney General is currently conducting a review of intelligence activities relating to the campaigns in the 2016 Presidential election and certain related matters.” What might those “related matters” be? Sure is going to be interesting finding out.
  • [One more interesting note that comes from a friend] It is also “Interesting that it dropped on the Thursday night before Memorial Day weekend, when most of these swamp rats have already checked out for the long weekend, but while most Americans are still paying attention for another 12-18 hours.”  Solid point.

The timing of this memo is interesting for a number of reasons, one of which is the pending release of the report on abuse of the FISA process coming from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. As I told host Greg Budell in a Tuesday interview on Montgomery, Alabama’s 93.1 FM, some parts of that report most likely won’t make much sense to the public at large unless certain documents are declassified either along with the IG’s report or shortly after its release.

My bet is that the timing of this memo means that we will be seeing that IG report very soon now, probably during the first half of June.

One final point, cycling back to the discussion above about Assange and “journalists” who illegally obtain classified documents: Keep in mind that news item we saw several weeks back indicating that Horowitz has been looking into incidents in which FBI and other DOJ officials had received illegal compensation in exchange for such information.

We have waited a long, long time for this declassification and the final Horowitz report. After several false starts and disappointments, it is well past time for both to be real.

That is all.

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The Democrat/Media Smear Machine Shifts Into Overdrive

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

It’s gonna be all-smear all the time at CNN and MSNBC. – You can always tell what the fake news media’s marching orders from the DNC are on any given day by looking at what they’re doing on Twitter. Especially in the evenings, Twitter is always the leading indicator of where the next day’s narrative will be going.

Last night, we got this little gem from @CNNPolitics:

That “federal prosector” is, of course, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, who has been tapped by Attorney General William Barr to lead his investigation into the origins of the massive 2016 effort mounted by the FBI to spy on and entrap members of the Trump Campaign and Trump Transition team. Durham does indeed come to the task with an “apolitical” reputation thanks to decades of major accomplishments in both Republican and Democrat administrations.

It is that reputation that CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the Democrat/Media smear machine will now go about trying to tarnish any way they possibly can. They will do this not because there is anything wrong with Mr. Durham or what he is attempting to accomplish, but because they themselves are a pack of frightened, cornered rats with nowhere else to go.

So, today’s first attack on Durham will be that he is now being used as a sword by the Bad Orange Man in the Oval Office who tarnishes everyone around him. Likely suspect James Comey, our national Teenage Drama Queen, set that narrative up in his conveniently-scheduled “townhall” on – guess where? – CNN last week, and the rest of the Democrats and media have slavishly grasped onto it and parrotted it ever since.

In this world view, everyone around the President becomes corrupted by his personal aura. Thus, William Barr is corrupt; thus, John Durham must also be corrupt. See how that works? Convenient, right? It’s like Climate Change theory, where everything that happens, regardless of what it is, can be blamed on a handy catch-all bogeyman.

While that narrative is ongoing, the next step is for the New York Times and Washington Post to assign a small army of fake reporters and research staff to dig into every aspect of Durham’s background and personal life in an effort to find something else – preferably something real, but that’s not a requirement –  with which to smear his reputation. If that effort fails, they will just fall back on publishing fake stories that rely on their standard “unidentified sources” to do the job.

This is all right there in the Democrat/media playbook, their second-most-used tactic, right behind the always-reliable “projection.”

The other big thing that happened on Twitter last night was that the hashtag #LindseyGrahamResign was trending for several hours. This little bit of social media shaming popped up after Graham introduced a bill that would actually be a great approach to helping alleviate the ongoing invasion at our Southern border by allowing the Trump Administration to hold aliens making dubious asylum claims for 100 days rather than having to just release them into the population after 20 days.

That makes all kinds of sense given that 87% of these illegals never show up for their scheduled adjudication hearings. The extra 80 days would give the system time to process them and send well over 90% of them back to their country of origin once it is determined they have no legitimate claim to asylum in the United States.

But the Democrats can’t have that, because they view these illegal immigrants as a huge future voter bloc. So, now Lindsey Graham must be shamed and smeared by the Democrat/media smear machine.

Really, this is threatening to get out of hand for the bad guys, since they already have so many other smears ongoing. They have to keep smearing President Trump; they and fake Republican Sen. Richard Burr feel the need to keep smearing Don, Jr.; they’ve been going after Barr since they figured out that he wasn’t the deep state plant they all hoped he would become; they’re mounting this budding campaign against Durham and now will go after their former 2nd-favorite Republican squish (when he was following John McCain around like a puppy on a leash) Lindsey Graham?

Man, that’s a lot of smearing to get done. Even on 24-hour cable news channels, that’s really stretching the available air time.

So, they’re going to have to crank the smear machine into overdrive. If you are planning to travel through our nation’s airports, where you will become part of CNN’s captive audience, you might want to invest in a good set of earplugs.

That is all.

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William Barr Takes the Next Big Step

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

Who is John Durham and why should you care? – Good question, and certainly not one I’d ever thought about before last night. That was when the New York Times published an article that appears to be actually true – who’d ‘a thunk it? – containing the news that Attorney General William Barr has appointed Mr. Durham, the U.S. Attorney from Connecticut, to oversee the origins of the Obama Administration’s multi-faceted spying operation targeting the Trump Campaign

Here’s an excerpt from that piece:

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that President Trump has long called for but that could anger law enforcement officials who insist that scrutiny of the Trump campaign was lawful.

John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of serving as a special prosecutor investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials, including the F.B.I.’s ties to a crime boss in Boston and accusations of C.I.A. abuses of detainees.

His inquiry is the third known investigation focused on the opening of an F.B.I. counterintelligence investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign into possible ties between Russia’s election interference and Trump associates.

The department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, is separately examining investigators’ use of wiretap applications and informants and whether any political bias against Mr. Trump influenced investigative decisions. And John W. Huber, the United States attorney in Utah, has been reviewing aspects of the Russia investigation. His findings have not been announced.

Additionally on Capitol Hill, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said he, too, intends to review aspects of law enforcement’s work in the coming months. And Republicans conducted their own inquiries when they controlled the House, including publicizing details of the F.B.I.’s wiretap use.

[End excerpt]

Lots to unpack here.

First, if you’re worried that the assignment of the investigation to Durham is just another head-fake/delaying tactic by a corrupt Justice Department, that concern is well-founded given all the previous head-fakes and delaying tactics we’ve seen over the past couple of years. After all, a full year and a half has gone by since feckless former AG Jeff Sessions said he was assigning Salt Lake City U.S. Attorney John Huber to conduct an investigation into many aspects of the Russia Collusion fantasy, and we have yet to hear boo out of him or see any real indication he’s done a damn thing in that regard.

But of course, that was Jeff Sessions and now we have William Barr in the AG job. Hopefully, that makes a difference. Barr was always going to assign this investigation to someone under his supervision – it was either that or appoint another special counsel to do it, and assigning it to a U.S. Attorney gives Barr fuller control over the direction of the process. That’s either a good or a bad thing depending entirely on what Barr’s real intentions are.

Barr has certainly given us every indication he is a real AG focused on enforcing the rule of law and bringing the real bad actors in all of this to justice, which is why we have seen all the Democrats and their media toadies in such a panic in recent weeks. Justice is the last thing those people want to see.

At any rate, any major undertaking like this requires a focal point to lead it, and Durham is Barr’s pick to do it. It is encouraging that Durham was originally brought into the Justice Department during the Reagan Administration in 1982, and was appointed to his current position by Donald Trump in 2017. It is also encouraging that he has not been a creature of the Washington, DC Swamp, serving the majority of his career in Connecticut with a four year period as the Acting U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia from 2008-12.

If you’re concerned that this will be another Huber-like year-and-a-half-long head-fake that gets us to the November, 2020 election with nothing to show for it, there is also reason for optimism that that won’t be the case. Given the flurry of self-serving media appearances we have seen from likely suspects like James Comey, James Baker, John Brennan and Sally Yates over the past couple of weeks, it appears likely that the upcoming report on FISA abuse from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been making the rounds and might well contain criminal referrals.

Yeah, Horowitz took a powder on doing that in last year’s report on the FBI’s conduct of the Clinton email investigation, but that was when Sessions was AG. Hopefully, the presence of a real AG will embolden the IG’s office to do the right thing. It’s easier to confront powerful people when you know you have powerful people backing you up.

Let’s say that happens, and let’s recognize that Durham will also be armed with multiple criminal referrals from various congressional committees that have been issued to the Justice Department over the last year. Armed with the results of the multiple Horowitz investigations and all the data accumulated by the congressional investigations over the past two years, Durham should be able to move to the indictment and prosecution phase fairly rapidly if that is his real goal here.

Let’s be painfully honest: We know who the bad actors in all of this really were. The public record already accumulated is crystal clear on this. All that has been lacking to this point is a real Attorney General and a set of diligent prosecutors who were willing to act on behalf of the public interest and uphold the rule of law.

With Rod Rosenstein’s exit from DOJ, the last of the known obstructionists to justice is now gone. Well, except for FBI Director Christopher Wray, anyway. All we the people can do now is wait and pray they haven’t been replaced by a new set of obstructionists.

It won’t take long to figure that out.

That is all.

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