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Just How Corrupt Is The FBI? Part Deux

 

In early September when it became known that former FBI Director, James Comey had formulated an exoneration statement for one Hillary Rodham Clinton (the former presidential candidate who won’t go away), I posted “Just How Corrupt Is The FBI?” on Ricochet. In that earlier post, I wrote:

“It seems likely, given the FBI’s refusal to let historians or the American people discover just how criminal Ms. Clinton and her cronies were that Mr. Comey is not an isolated case. Mr. Comey’s legacy and others currently at the FBI will continue to tarnish the reputation of the Bureau and unfortunately, it seems that there’s not much that can be done about it.”

Well, hopefully, I was wrong given the new information that has surfaced in the last few days.

In September when I wrote the aforementioned piece, it had become known that former disgraced congressman, one-time New York mayoral candidate, and now imprisoned husband of Ms. Clinton’s aide and personal confidante, Huma Abedin, one Anthony (Carlos Danger) Weiner, had his laptop seized by FBI agents. (There’s a rude joke in there somewhere.) Director Comey, before he was fired, conveyed to Congress that Mr. Weiner’s laptop contained classified emails that his wife had routed to him from the illegal private email server that Ms. Clinton maintained so Mrs. Danger Mrs. Weiner Huma could print out the sensitive emails at home – which, according to former Director Comey, as he testified before Congress, was not an illegal act because she did not intend to break the law. Isn’t that nice? What a thoughtful person.

The now defunct and digitally-bleached Clinton email server was apparently used by Ms. Clinton, and on-again/off-again State Department/Clinton Foundation employees Abedin and Cheryl Mills (both of whom apparently convinced FBI agents that they didn’t know what an email server was) and others to receive, share, and send classified communications about yoga lessons, Chelsea’s wedding plans, and perhaps even friendly correspondence with very kind-hearted philanthropists possibly of Russian origin and other foreign personages who just felt obliged to contribute millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. From a Democrat or sympathetic Clinton media perspective, this is, of course, all ancient history and is as relevant to today’s news as all that silly rumor-mongering about orgies, incest, and a horse surrounding Emperor Caligula.

But there is bad news for appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller, impeachment-obsessed Tom Steyer, the sometimes very animated host of “The View” Joy Behar, and throngs of Hillary Clinton supporters who have been seen screaming up at the sky. It has come to light, through no help from the FBI, that one of its agents and a DoJ attorney have apparently have acted with less than dispassionate motives in the investigation of Russian collusion aimed at Trump’s campaign and the incoming Trump administration.

As reported by Fox News, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok changed Director Comey’s earlier draft of the announcement that exonerated Ms. Clinton. He switched it from “grossly negligent,” which is the language in the criminal statute pertaining to the mishandling of classified material, to simply “extremely careless,” essentially getting Ms. Clinton out of criminal jeopardy. Agent Strzok also interviewed Ms. Clinton without recording the session after Mr. Comey was apparently planning to exonerate her. He was fired by Mueller presumably when Mr. Strzok’s anti-Trump emails to a fellow FBI colleague, lawyer, and lover, Lisa Page, came to his attention. Are we having fun yet? It only gets better.

Andrew Weissmann, a Justice Department attorney, still on the Russian collusion matter investigation, in an email procured by Judicial Watch via a FOIA request, effusively praised former interim Attorney General Sally Yates. The position of Yates was to refuse to support President Trump’s travel ban even though it has since been upheld by the Supreme Court. As of this writing, attorney Weissmann is still on the Russian case. Fox commentator, Brit Hume so aptly remarked yesterday,

“This cringingly … suck-up email … raises questions about impartiality.”

Indeed it does. With earlier questions about Mueller’s own impartiality, given his close personal friendship with former FBI Director Comey and now his selection of seemingly strident Hillary Clinton supporters to investigate the Trump campaign and transition team, one has to wonder if his credibility and the aura of impartiality has been permanently damaged and the Russian collusion investigation will begin to unravel.

The House Intelligence Committee, whose chairman Devin Nunes (R-California) has recently threatened the FBI and Justice Department officials with a Contempt of Congress citation for stonewalling some of the information that Judicial Watch was able to secure, will have a chance to further probe into these matters in the coming days. It should make for entertaining television at least and, unlike my earlier speculation, we may get a glimpse of just how corrupted the FBI and the Department of Justice had become beyond these recent revelations. The question remaining will be whether there will be a Part Trois.

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  1. Member

    Part 2, indeed. Maybe they need to shut the FBI down and replace it like they replaced the INS with ICE…

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    • December 6, 2017 at 11:08 am
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  2. Thatcher

    Brian Watt: Well, hopefully I was wrong given new information that has surfaced in the last few days.

    I fear you have become entirely too cynical, and require break from reality.

    I have heard rumors that ‘microdosing*’ (whatever that is) can dramatically improve your attidude as well as provide a break from reality.

    Once everyone at the Ricochet cult has started microdosing, we can all live at the end of the Rainbow, and all discord will be a thing of the past…

    *as referenced in flagship podcasts

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    • December 6, 2017 at 11:35 am
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  3. Thatcher

    The FBI is a political organization that answers to its political masters, Democrats. It purpose is to exonerate Democrats and to hurt Democrat opponents. Hillary was never in any danger from it and she knew it. Trump is in peril and will be brought down by the criminal activity the FBI will discover or most likely manufacture. As seen earlier this week with the celebration by the Left about the Flynn stuff. Nobody expects anything to be discovered about Russian collusion, I doubt they are even looking. It is all about kicking Trump and as many of his people as possible out of office and if possible put them in jail. Everybody understands this, anything else is lip service for the plebs.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    The FBI is a political organization that answers to its political masters, Democrats. It purpose is to exonerate Democrats and to hurt Democrat opponents. Hillary was never in any danger from it and she knew it. Trump is in peril and will be brought down by the criminal activity the FBI will discover or most likely manufacture. As seen earlier this week with the celebration by the Left about the Flynn stuff. Nobody expects anything to be discovered about Russian collusion, I doubt they are even looking. It is all about kicking Trump and as many of his people as possible out of office and if possible put them in jail. Everybody understands this, anything else is lip service for the plebs.

    Look for Kushner to be the fall guy. He’s in major financial trouble and now no one wants to help him.

    One Trump kid is in Fla under wraps and the other is abroad. Both are quite quiet.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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    Brian Watt: The question remaining will be whether there will be a Part Trois.

    Part Trois:

    Another One! Mueller Deputy Was Personal Attorney of Ben Rhodes, Represented Clinton Foundation

    @brianwatt, as I’m sure we all suspected, you should have plenty of grist for the mill and I’m afraid the “new parts” will keep coming as day by day it becomes obvious to anyone with eyes to see and a functioning mind to understand that this is, as a piece I just read indicated, and was from the start, a partisan hit.

    Kudos on a great and very witty piece!

    Sincerely, Jim

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    • December 6, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    Others have made the point that the Trump ascendancy has caused apoplexy among what used to be the unchallenged ruling class. The elite college, secular liberal, urban coastal types who populate the desireable positions in government, media, law and finance suddenly now see themselves as a besieged class, beset by ignorant rural trogs who have finally found their Führer in Donald Trump.

    That elite basked in Barrack Obama whose own membership in that elite did not require competence, imagination, patriotism or moral fiber so much as a comfortably worn shared narcissism. The Obama-approved sense of entitlement to abuse the power of the IRS, DOJ, NSA and FBI for petty partisan ends would be a major scandal but for the fact that the MSM is overwhelmingly populated with similarly morally deficient persons.

    It is pretty clear that Mueller sees his role as an avenger for the credentialed entitled elite, wrongly displaced by the Trump usurpation. He stands amidst unambiguous evidence of wholesale corruption in the Obama Administration from the tortured cover-up for Hillary to the minefield laid by the bogus Russian collusion charge built on the wholesale misuse of intelligence and law enforcement resources but instead seeks only to pick the flyshit out of the pepper in “process” gotcha crimes, knowing full well that the predicate of his appointment — Russian interference and collusion– was largely a partisan fiction created to justify an abuse of power.

    If we had an Attorney General, the entirety of the efforts to trap and destroy the incoming administration (and Flynn in particular) would be laid bare. Brennan, Mueller and (anyone who might have impersonated Samantha Power to unmask surveillance data) should be spending millions on legal fees and spend a good portion of the rest of their lives in witness chairs and/or prison. If Scooter Libby deserves to be labelled a felon, then Hillary, Huma, Cheryl and others should be imprisoned.

    Importantly, the bogus image of Mueller and Comey as principled straight-shooters has to be expunged. They knowingly presided over the politicization and corruption of the once revered FBI.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    If we had an Attorney General

    Perfect way to put what I consider one of the real tragedies of our current dilemma, and I say that as one who has long admired Mr. Sessions as a beacon of integrity as a member of the Senate, which I know is a low bar. I find it incomprehensible that he has not fired (at least) Weissmann, Strozk, his paramour, McCabe and every single member of the Black Shirt SS Team which conducted the early morning raid on the Manafort home and felt up his wife for all those weapons they were sure she carried in her night gown, an incident I have written my Senators about, on more than one occasion, to (here comes the real shocker!) no avail whatsoever. Mueller and Rosenstein should not be far behind, if for no other reason than their still-unexplained role in keeping the details of the Uranium One criminal enterprise from everyone, including, not the least, Congress. Anyone who believes that was something that just slipped through the cracks should give me a call for a great deal on that oft-sold bridge.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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  8. Thatcher

    Brian,

    Why hasn’t anyone looked into Mueller’s business dealings? Perhaps he has been colluding with a bad sort. Then we’d find out just how corrupt the FBI is.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • December 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm
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    Jim George (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    If we had an Attorney General

    Perfect way to put what I consider one of the real tragedies of our current dilemma, and I say that as one who has long admired Mr. Sessions as a beacon of integrity as a member of the Senate, which I know is a low bar. I find it incomprehensible that he has not fired (at least) Weissmann, Strozk, his paramour, McCabe and every single member of the Black Shirt SS Team which conducted the early morning raid on the Manafort home and felt up his wife for all those weapons they were sure she carried in her night gown, an incident I have written my Senators about, on more than one occasion, to (here comes the real shocker!) no avail whatsoever. Mueller and Rosenstein should not be far behind, if for no other reason than their still-unexplained role in keeping the details of the Uranium One criminal enterprise from everyone, including, not the least, Congress. Anyone who believes that was something that just slipped through the cracks should give me a call for a great deal on that oft-sold bridge.

    On the other hand . . . I have seen suggested that if Sessions shuts it down now, those slime will be elevated to martyrdom status in the eyes of the privileged classes, and so Sessions should let them continue as more and more of their corruption comes to light through other avenues.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm
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  10. Thatcher

    Blech, just, blech….A plague on the whole lot.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Jim George (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    If we had an Attorney General

    Perfect way to put what I consider one of the real tragedies of our current dilemma, and I say that as one who has long admired Mr. Sessions as a beacon of integrity as a member of the Senate, which I know is a low bar. I find it incomprehensible that he has not fired (at least) Weissmann, Strozk, his paramour, McCabe and every single member of the Black Shirt SS Team which conducted the early morning raid on the Manafort home and felt up his wife for all those weapons they were sure she carried in her night gown, an incident I have written my Senators about, on more than one occasion, to (here comes the real shocker!) no avail whatsoever. Mueller and Rosenstein should not be far behind, if for no other reason than their still-unexplained role in keeping the details of the Uranium One criminal enterprise from everyone, including, not the least, Congress. Anyone who believes that was something that just slipped through the cracks should give me a call for a great deal on that oft-sold bridge.

    On the other hand . . . I have seen suggested that if Sessions shuts it down now, those slime will be elevated to martyrdom status in the eyes of the privileged classes, and so Sessions should let them continue as more and more of their corruption comes to light through other avenues.

    They will never, never, never, ever, ever, ever stop until someone with the authority to do so in government stops them; there is only one person in government with that authority and that is the President of the United States. I have a genuine fear, based on trying to read and understand as much of this sleazy operation as I possibly can, that they are not going to give up until they get to the President, or, failing that, some members of his family (see@docjay‘s comment above, re Kushner, for example) and as many of his associates as they can entrap, or create evidence against. Weissmann and Yates and Strozok and McCabe and Mueller and Rosenstein are as dangerous a group of malefactors as we have seen in politics in some time, and — I know I”m repeating myself – they will never stop—- until they are stopped.

    Sincerely, Jim

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    • December 6, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    Washington D.C. is a cesspool. That these creatures keep surfacing, as the swamp is being drained, is not a surprise. Keep your laptop battery charged, you are going to have lots more to write about. I would love to see a “government shutdown” so we could permanently get rid of all the “non-essential” people there. I hate the way these people waste my tax money.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm
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    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):
    Washington D.C. is a cesspool. That these creatures keep surfacing, as the swamp is being drained, is not a surprise. Keep your laptop battery charged, you are going to have lots more to write about. I would love to see a “government shutdown” so we could permanently get rid of all the “non-essential” people there. I hate the way these people waste my tax money.

    Well at least this shutdown is in winter. The census bureau is in my town and the last time we had a shutdown they stood outside and protested calling the GOP name for the whole time. Closed the main streets in town. It was a big pain to deal with them.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 5:11 pm
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    Clinton likely turned Strzok in to an agent for her with promises of great things. He did her team’s bidding on Russia / Steele shortly after his meeting with Her. This allowed spying on the opponent’s campaign which allowed loyal NSA people to feed Hillary details and the Trump team to be later affected by Steele falsities.

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    • December 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    DocJay (View Comment):
    Clinton likely turned Strzok in to an agent for her with promises of great things. He did her team’s bidding on Russia / Steele shortly after his meeting with Her. This allowed spying on the opponent’s campaign which allowed loyal NSA people to feed Hillary details and the Trump team to be later affected by Steele falsities.

    What’s the source for Strzok’s involvement here, I know he interviewed Clinton but what did he do after that?

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    • December 7, 2017 at 4:28 am
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    Everything that I have seen so far is indicative of these communications being private in nature. Not even a window-licking “I’m With Her” type is thick enough to use government assets to chat up the mistress during work hours.

    So … who popped these weasels?

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    • December 7, 2017 at 5:13 am
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    Percival (View Comment):
    Everything that I have seen so far is indicative of these communications being private in nature. Not even a window-licking “I’m With Her” type is thick enough to use government assets to chat up the mistress during work hours.

    So … who popped these weasels?

    But do you think it likely that players at that level in the FBI don’t know of the political bias of their fellow workers? Oh, and remember, this is a counter-intelligence group and Obama granted access to all NSA surveillance to all intelligence agencies before he departed. They can look at anything and everything.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 5:22 am
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    Apparently very corrupt. I would not have guessed this several years ago, but just as the IRS was corrupted under Obama, could Obama have steered the FBI into corrupt leadership? Is Obama the common denominator here? I ask that honestly. I suspect it, but I don’t know.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 6:42 am
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):
    Clinton likely turned Strzok in to an agent for her with promises of great things. He did her team’s bidding on Russia / Steele shortly after his meeting with Her. This allowed spying on the opponent’s campaign which allowed loyal NSA people to feed Hillary details and the Trump team to be later affected by Steele falsities.

    What’s the source for Strzok’s involvement here, I know he interviewed Clinton but what did he do after that?

    Follow the Steele Dossier. Whoever touched it is dirty.

    Now there’s an issue worthy of a special counsel in addition to the Comey crimes with Hillary.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 7:28 am
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    DocJay (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):
    Clinton likely turned Strzok in to an agent for her with promises of great things. He did her team’s bidding on Russia / Steele shortly after his meeting with Her. This allowed spying on the opponent’s campaign which allowed loyal NSA people to feed Hillary details and the Trump team to be later affected by Steele falsities.

    What’s the source for Strzok’s involvement here, I know he interviewed Clinton but what did he do after that?

    Follow the Steele Dossier. Whoever touched it is dirty.

    Now there’s an issue worthy of a special counsel in addition to the Comey crimes with Hillary.

    Was Strzok the one who looked at the Steele Dossier to see if the FBI was going to bid for some of that?

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    • December 7, 2017 at 7:52 am
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    Manny (View Comment):
    Apparently very corrupt. I would not have guessed this several years ago, but just as the IRS was corrupted under Obama, could Obama have steered the FBI into corrupt leadership? Is Obama the common denominator here? I ask that honestly. I suspect it, but I don’t know.

    I doubt that Obama cause the government agencies to become both political Democrat machines and corrupt. More like his Democrat leadership expanded and gave license to what already existed. In my experience all government entities are corrupt Democrat machines. They wield their authority harshly under Democrat political masters and less harshly under GOP masters since under GOP leadership they spend much of their time fighting the elected political leadership to get them replaced. It may be different in other areas of the country but it is not something I have seen at the town, city, county, state or federal levels in my area in my lifetime.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 8:46 am
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):
    Clinton likely turned Strzok in to an agent for her with promises of great things. He did her team’s bidding on Russia / Steele shortly after his meeting with Her. This allowed spying on the opponent’s campaign which allowed loyal NSA people to feed Hillary details and the Trump team to be later affected by Steele falsities.

    What’s the source for Strzok’s involvement here, I know he interviewed Clinton but what did he do after that?

    Follow the Steele Dossier. Whoever touched it is dirty.

    Now there’s an issue worthy of a special counsel in addition to the Comey crimes with Hillary.

    Was Strzok the one who looked at the Steele Dossier to see if the FBI was going to bid for some of that?

    I think Strzok was the person or one of the people who opened the Russia issue in July 2016, using the Steele dossier.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 8:55 am
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    Brian Watt Post author

    DocJay (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):
    Clinton likely turned Strzok in to an agent for her with promises of great things. He did her team’s bidding on Russia / Steele shortly after his meeting with Her. This allowed spying on the opponent’s campaign which allowed loyal NSA people to feed Hillary details and the Trump team to be later affected by Steele falsities.

    What’s the source for Strzok’s involvement here, I know he interviewed Clinton but what did he do after that?

    Follow the Steele Dossier. Whoever touched it is dirty.

    Now there’s an issue worthy of a special counsel in addition to the Comey crimes with Hillary.

    Was Strzok the one who looked at the Steele Dossier to see if the FBI was going to bid for some of that?

    I think Strzok was the person or one of the people who opened the Russia issue in July 2016, using the Steele dossier.

    This was the point of Jim Jordan’s grilling of FBI Director Christopher Wray this morning on the House Judiciary Committee, that Strzok may have been doing the bidding of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC (as Jordan expressed – the same thing) by pushing the Steele dossier to the FISA court. Wray was unwilling to comment in open session on who compiled the FISA application documents or what was in the FISA submission because they are always classified. Suffice to say that it seems clear that Jordan is on the right path. Strzok’s loyalties and motivations during his time with the FBI stink to high heaven. Mueller is looking in the wrong direction for collusion especially if Russian operatives helped Steele with the dossier and one of the FBI’s own was a facilitator to help throw the election in Hillary’s favor.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 9:38 am
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    Brian Watt Post author

    And there’s this breaking this morning. Note – a demotion and not a firing. More questions for the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees (emphasis mine):

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html

    EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official was demoted this week amid an ongoing investigation into his contacts with the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier,” the department confirmed to Fox News.

    Until Wednesday morning, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.”

    Ohr will retain his OCDETF title but has been stripped of his higher post and ousted from his office on the fourth floor of “Main Justice.”

    Initially senior department officials could not provide the reason for Ohr’s demotion, but Fox News has learned that evidence collected by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., indicates that Ohr met during the 2016 campaign with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the “dossier.” 

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    • December 7, 2017 at 10:10 am
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    Brian Watt Post author

    This article contains the video of Jim Jordan grilling FBI Director Wray on the Strzok and the Steele dossier issue. Enjoy:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/12/07/jim-jordan-grills-fbi-director-did-agent-who-sent-anti-trump-texts-bring-dossier-fisa

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    • December 7, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    This article contains the video of Jim Jordan grilling FBI Director Wray on the Strzok and the Steele dossier issue. Enjoy:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/12/07/jim-jordan-grills-fbi-director-did-agent-who-sent-anti-trump-texts-bring-dossier-fisa

    That this goes on and on without ever yielding answers is just so disgusting. I know that it has been several months since the question was raised regarding whether or not the Steele Dossier was included as justification for the FISA warrant to surveil members of the Trump Campaign including Manafort and Flynn. On such an important issue, what possible justification could there be for not having a yes or no answer to this by now?

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    • December 7, 2017 at 10:55 am
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    Brian Watt Post author

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    This article contains the video of Jim Jordan grilling FBI Director Wray on the Strzok and the Steele dossier issue. Enjoy:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/12/07/jim-jordan-grills-fbi-director-did-agent-who-sent-anti-trump-texts-bring-dossier-fisa

    That this goes on and on without ever yielding answers is just so disgusting. I know that it has been several months since the question was raised regarding whether or not the Steele Dossier was included as justification for the FISA warrant to surveil members of the Trump Campaign including Manafort and Flynn. On such an important issue, what possible justification could there be for not having a yes or no answer to this by now?

    I can’t think of one other than shield Mueller and team from further embarrassment.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 11:03 am
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    This article contains the video of Jim Jordan grilling FBI Director Wray on the Strzok and the Steele dossier issue. Enjoy:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/12/07/jim-jordan-grills-fbi-director-did-agent-who-sent-anti-trump-texts-bring-dossier-fisa

    That this goes on and on without ever yielding answers is just so disgusting. I know that it has been several months since the question was raised regarding whether or not the Steele Dossier was included as justification for the FISA warrant to surveil members of the Trump Campaign including Manafort and Flynn. On such an important issue, what possible justification could there be for not having a yes or no answer to this by now?

    I can’t think of one other than shield Mueller and team from further embarrassment.

    And that’s not sufficient. Mueller’s team was formed much later than when the surveillance began. Sooner or later the GOP legislators must insist that right be done by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 11:16 am
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    Brian Watt Post author

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    This article contains the video of Jim Jordan grilling FBI Director Wray on the Strzok and the Steele dossier issue. Enjoy:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/12/07/jim-jordan-grills-fbi-director-did-agent-who-sent-anti-trump-texts-bring-dossier-fisa

    That this goes on and on without ever yielding answers is just so disgusting. I know that it has been several months since the question was raised regarding whether or not the Steele Dossier was included as justification for the FISA warrant to surveil members of the Trump Campaign including Manafort and Flynn. On such an important issue, what possible justification could there be for not having a yes or no answer to this by now?

    I can’t think of one other than shield Mueller and team from further embarrassment.

    And that’s not sufficient. Mueller’s team was formed much later than when the surveillance began. Sooner or later the GOP legislators must insist that right be done by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

    Unfortunately, when Sessions recused himself from any matters pertaining to Russian collusion, he essentially limited his ability to clean out the some of the corrupt elements of the DoJ and FBI who we are now finding out are linked to handling the dossier and shielding Hillary Clinton from any criminal charges. Trump may want to appoint a replacement for Sessions who can tackle this hornets nest. Naturally, such a move would be characterized by Democrats, the media and arguably those Clinton sympathizers on Mueller’s team as obstruction of justice and not re-establishing it.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    Brian Watt Post author

    An interesting take from Nick James over at The Daily Caller: A couple of excerpts:

    Like a headless turkey running around in circles, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s anti-Trump investigation is dead, even if he does not yet realize it. While his investigation stumbles onward, with life support provided by the biased media, from a legal perspective the viability of any criminal case that Mueller could possibly bring has been effectively gutted thanks to the news (suppressed for months by Mueller’s team) that the FBI’s “key agent” in both the Russia investigation and the Clinton email probe was an ardent Hillary supporter with an anti-Trump bias.

    Significantly, the fatal damage done to Mueller’s anti-Trump investigation does not only rest in the fact that defense counsel will be able to conduct an unlubricated prostate examination on the FBI’s key agent at trial. Instead, the real reason why Mueller will not risk a criminal trial is the lasting damage that would be done to the FBI’s reputation by having Strzok’s baggage brought into the daylight.

    Nick James is a trial attorney in the D.C. area who formerly worked for the United States Department of Justice as an award-winning federal prosecutor.

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    • December 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm
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