Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. When Is the Deep State Cleaning?

 

I included this chart in a Jan 3 post:

McCabe will walk at the same time as four DOJ attorneys petulantly walked off the Roger Stone case because the USAG intervened to withdraw their vindictive and grossly inappropriate sentencing recommendations. We now know that not only is there a partisan “deep state” mindset across key federal agencies but that they no longer care if we know it.

Durham and Barr need to rectify this with a deep cleaning with consequences at least as harsh as the Mueller thugs sought against their targets to restore public confidence. Also, everything touched by the legacy of “Crossfire Hurricane” has to be undone right now. No convictions left standing—pardons for all those hunted by Mueller with an opportunity to recover legal fees. There also needs to be a quarantine of every government lawyer involved in these witch-hunts from any current or future involvement in cases involving past or present government officials or partisan issues.

At a bare minimum, if McCabe walks, everyone does. No process crimes.

Like the unprincipled scum in the upper ranks of the DOJ who engineered the Ted Stevens prosecution and then went on to instant partnerships in blue-chip law firms and a White House counsel position in the “scandal-free” Obama Administration, the current occupants of the ever-expanding integrity-free zone in the DOJ will likely wind up on the gravy train. At least we can hope to rid our government of them a little sooner.

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  1. Jules PA Member

    You forgot the column “hates Trump.”

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    • February 15, 2020, at 7:28 AM PST
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  2. Spin Coolidge
    Spin Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    My friend and former Ricosuave JC Wilkinson is always posting “tick-tock” on Facebook, as if there’s someone going to jail, and it’s just a matter of time. Their ain’t nobody goin’ to jail.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 7:31 AM PST
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  3. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    My new rule is that if you are not speaking out against the deep state, then you are part of the deep state. Very few political leaders are speaking out.

    The Roger Stone thing is all over the news, but we have to start with the question, “what was he accused of in the first place?” What led to all those process crimes?

    The answer is that Stone was accused of communicating with Wikileaks over release of emails. Is that even a crime? The emails are not classified. Stone didn’t hack anything. The New York Times is leaking stuff all the time (leaking classified information is a crime) and surely they are communicating with people about those leaks and nobody is investigating them.

    So let’s add a row to table for being investigated for a non-crime. Flynn, PapaD, Stone all investigated for legal activities and prosecuted for process “crimes”. WTF? Putin is not that brazen.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 7:39 AM PST
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  4. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The swamp is winning.

     

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    • February 15, 2020, at 7:48 AM PST
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  5. The Reticulator Member

    How should I credit your chart if I tweet it?

    • #5
    • February 15, 2020, at 7:53 AM PST
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  6. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Suggest adding another line, “False statements to Congress”.

    On May 11, 2017 in Senate testimony Sen. Rubio asked ““has the dismissal of Mr. Comey in any way impeded, interrupted, stopped, or negatively impacted any of the work, any investigation, or any ongoing projects at the Federal Bureau of Investigation? and McCabe responded “there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”

    The day before McCabe had personally opened an FBI investigation regarding obstruction of justice by President Trump.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 8:07 AM PST
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  7. Arahant Member

    It’s a great visual representation to convey why we should all be very unhappy and ready to open a franchise of torch and pitchfork stores outside of Washington.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 8:20 AM PST
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  8. Bob Thompson Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    My new rule is that if you are not speaking out against the deep state, then you are part of the deep state. Very few political leaders are speaking out.

    The Roger Stone thing is all over the news, but we have to start with the question, “what was he accused of in the first place?” What led to all those process crimes?

    The answer is that Stone was accused of communicating with Wikileaks over release of emails. Is that even a crime? The emails are not classified. Stone didn’t hack anything. The New York Times is leaking stuff all the time (leaking classified information is a crime) and surely they are communicating with people about those leaks and nobody is investigating them.

    So let’s add a row to table for being investigated for a non-crime. Flynn, PapaD, Stone all investigated for legal activities and prosecuted for process “crimes”. WTF? Putin is not that brazen.

    I now have tentatively 3 categories of those who have been deeply involved as victims or antagonists in the law enforcement or criminal actions related to the effort to deny Trump his office as President: (1) Stone, Flynn, PapaD, Carter Page, Manafort; (2) Rosenstein, McCabe, Comey, Strzok, Lisa Page; (3) Brennan, Clapper, Ciaramella, and many unknown others to be revealed by Durham. Those groupings are not complete and each has members whose roles were different but by-in-large they separate the victims, the agents, and the perpetrators/traitors. Different outcomes must come for those in these categories and we are expecting that from Barr and Durham. My sense is that the really evil and active enemies of America are in that third group and mostly connected to intelligence community. Remember, this is just descriptive of stuff going on in my mind so it is not complete nor inclusive.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 8:32 AM PST
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  9. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    How should I credit your chart if I tweet it?

    Consider it in the public domain.

    • #9
    • February 15, 2020, at 8:38 AM PST
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  10. Bob Thompson Member

    I really hope that Barr and Durham recognize the need to go after those from the intelligence community who joined the Obama White House in co-opting those in the Department of Justice, witting and unwitting, to carry out the nefarious plan to deny Trump the office to which he was elected by the people. 

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    • February 15, 2020, at 9:08 AM PST
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  11. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    My new rule is that if you are not speaking out against the deep state, then you are part of the deep state. Very few political leaders are speaking out.

    The Roger Stone thing is all over the news, but we have to start with the question, “what was he accused of in the first place?” What led to all those process crimes?

    The answer is that Stone was accused of communicating with Wikileaks over release of emails. Is that even a crime? The emails are not classified. Stone didn’t hack anything. The New York Times is leaking stuff all the time (leaking classified information is a crime) and surely they are communicating with people about those leaks and nobody is investigating them.

    So let’s add a row to table for being investigated for a non-crime. Flynn, PapaD, Stone all investigated for legal activities and prosecuted for process “crimes”. WTF? Putin is not that brazen.

    I think you are completely right, unfortunately.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 9:31 AM PST
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  12. Bob Thompson Member

    I think Trump, with the early assistance of Admiral Rodgers at NSA, Devin Nunes, and maybe even General Flynn himself, knew that the intelligence community in the Federal government was working against him. Remember he moved his transition team from Trump Tower to a New Jersey location. I recall Senator Schumer came out right away and without reservations warned the President, or maybe he was still the President-Elect, that the intelligence community ‘had six ways to Sunday’ to come after him. Now isn’t that an interesting level of insight?

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    • February 15, 2020, at 12:43 PM PST
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  13. Bob Thompson Member

    Just in late January and into February of this year there has been new activity related to questions surrounding Seth Rich’s death on July 10,2016. On July 11, 2016 the DC Police entered Rich’s residence and took possession of his computer. They apparently got nothing from that but turned the computer over to the FBI. At some point there were FOIA requests filed to the FBI for any information related to Seth Rich and the response was there was nothing. Then at some point someone filed a request for all the text and email messages between Peter Stryok and Lisa Page and when that request was answered all kinds of documents featuring Seth Rich showed up. Now a big question starts popping up on the internet asking why is the FBI lying? I guess that question goes to the response on the first request. And what about the computer. Anybody here heard or knows anything? Maybe there’s something big about to break.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 2:27 PM PST
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  14. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    You forgot the column “hates Trump.”

    And the one that says, “(wife) received $675,288 in payments (essentially from) Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe…”

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    • February 15, 2020, at 2:52 PM PST
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  15. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Also you ought to be able to do something with Flynn being threatened that a family member would be arrested if he didn’t plead guilty within 24 hours. That does not appear to have happened with McCabe.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 3:02 PM PST
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  16. Django Member

    In the mid-1980s in my home state there was a series of arrests that included some judges, some sheriffs, some other members of the law enforcement community. The arrests all happened in the span of a couple days. News reports said it took almost three years of investigation and documentation before action was taken. Never heard the final resolution. I’d like to believe something similar will happen in this case, but I’m not optimistic. 

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    • February 15, 2020, at 3:09 PM PST
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  17. Sweezle Member

    Either we the public are misinformed or its true that only Republican associates of Trumps are convicted of any “process” crime.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 4:09 PM PST
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  18. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    My sense is that the really evil and active enemies of America are in that third group and mostly connected to intelligence community.

    Have you seen Angelo Codevilla’s column on abolishing the CIA ?

    https://americanmind.org/essays/abolish-the-cia/

    America’s Intelligence agencies are the deep state’s deepest part, and the most immediate threat to representative government. They are also not very good at what they are supposed to be doing. Protecting the Republic from them requires refocusing them on their proper jobs.

    Intelligence officials abuse their positions to discredit opposition to the Democratic Party, of which they are part. Complicit with the media, they leverage the public’s mistaken faith in their superior knowledge, competence, and patriotism to vilify their domestic enemies from behind secrecy’s shield.

    Pretenses of superior knowledge have always tempted the Administrative State’s officials to manipulate or override voters.

     

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    • February 15, 2020, at 5:25 PM PST
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  19. Ontheleftcoast Member

    There was a relevant comment on a Powerline post:

    HOVDummy  jaytrain • an hour ago • edited

    For eight years, I/we had to keep quiet and do our jobs. Trust me, as someone who has been doing FOIA processing for twenty years, every time I had to quote the Obama and Eric Holder memo about “openness and transparency”, I practically gagged. But I soldiered on and did my job without, in anyway, trying to undermine the Obama Administration and the department(s) I worked in. But as soon as Trump got elected, co-workers who never expressed an opinion about Obama or previous Presidents, good or bad, suddenly let loose with all kinds of nasty attacks on Pres. Trump and his supporters.

    I’ve worked with several AUSAs over the past two decades and found them mostly competent and professional – we’re talking FOIA litigation so not exactly rocket science with respect to litigation. I always presumed that the upper levels of DOJ would be liberal for the most part but that they would temper their liberalism with fealty to the law and impartiality. Wrong. Obama and Holder opened the floodgates on “career professionals” no longer being impartial.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 7:02 PM PST
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  20. Bob Thompson Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):
    Have you seen Angelo Codevilla’s column on abolishing the CIA ?

    I have now. That’s quite a piece and confirms pretty much where I think we are. I have thought from the very beginning that they considered General Flynn a threat and were resolved to get rid of him. I hope Durham can get a handle on at least enough of this to bring some attention to it.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 7:04 PM PST
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  21. Mountie Member

    Spin (View Comment):

    My friend and former Ricosuave JC Wilkinson is always posting “tick-tock” on Facebook, as if there’s someone going to jail, and it’s just a matter of time. Their ain’t nobody goin’ to jail.

    Correct, nothing is going to happen. As soon as we come to grips with that fact the sooner we can begin to move on. 

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    • February 16, 2020, at 5:53 PM PST
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  22. The Reticulator Member

    Mountie (View Comment):

    Spin (View Comment):

    My friend and former Ricosuave JC Wilkinson is always posting “tick-tock” on Facebook, as if there’s someone going to jail, and it’s just a matter of time. Their ain’t nobody goin’ to jail.

    Correct, nothing is going to happen. As soon as we come to grips with that fact the sooner we can begin to move on.

    Move on? Where are we going? 

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    • February 16, 2020, at 7:16 PM PST
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  23. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Mountie (View Comment):

    Spin (View Comment):

    My friend and former Ricosuave JC Wilkinson is always posting “tick-tock” on Facebook, as if there’s someone going to jail, and it’s just a matter of time. Their ain’t nobody goin’ to jail.

    Correct, nothing is going to happen. As soon as we come to grips with that fact the sooner we can begin to move on.

    Move on? Where are we going?

    I think it means we all join MoveOn.org as our only chance of survival.

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    • February 16, 2020, at 7:35 PM PST
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  24. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Mountie (View Comment):

    Spin (View Comment):

    My friend and former Ricosuave JC Wilkinson is always posting “tick-tock” on Facebook, as if there’s someone going to jail, and it’s just a matter of time. Their ain’t nobody goin’ to jail.

    Correct, nothing is going to happen. As soon as we come to grips with that fact the sooner we can begin to move on.

    Move on? Where are we going?

    Here are some ideas on Amazon:

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    • February 16, 2020, at 7:44 PM PST
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  25. The Reticulator Member

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Mountie (View Comment):

    Spin (View Comment):

    My friend and former Ricosuave JC Wilkinson is always posting “tick-tock” on Facebook, as if there’s someone going to jail, and it’s just a matter of time. Their ain’t nobody goin’ to jail.

    Correct, nothing is going to happen. As soon as we come to grips with that fact the sooner we can begin to move on.

    Move on? Where are we going?

    Here are some ideas on Amazon:

    Depends on how we’re going to go about it. The two manure forks might be good for a general cleaning, but if we need something to drive our enemies before us, I’d favor a three-tined hay fork. They aren’t shown on your page, but Amazon does carry them. They could perform spear-like service.

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    • February 16, 2020, at 8:52 PM PST
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  26. Arahant Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):
    Move on? Where are we going? 

    To hell in a handbasket.

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    • February 16, 2020, at 10:44 PM PST
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