So where should U.S. Attorney John Durham start as he investigates the Trump-Russia investigation? Well, he might start by talking with former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy. Then: You want to get into the Trump-Russia weeds? This is the place. What about the CIA’s involvement in starting the investigation? How come we don’t hear much about that? Did the FBI, with Carter Page warrant, surf the “upstream part of the Internet” for Trump info? And what about that 2-hop thing? That and more from a man who really knows his Trump-Russia stuff.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Great conversation, gents.

    • #1
    • May 15, 2019, at 10:32 AM PDT
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  2. Richard Easton Member

    About 8 minutes – we don’t know that the Russians were behind the hack of the DNC. The FBI never examined the DNC computers and some allege that the download speeds indicate that it was an inside job. Given its importance in starting the investigation, one would think that the FBI would have insisted on physical examination of the computers. It’s as if they had a theory and didn’t want to test it lest it fail.

    • #2
    • May 15, 2019, at 11:11 AM PDT
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  3. Profile Photo Member

    It’s great Durham is investigating the time period before Trump was President, but what about the abuses under Mueller?

    • #3
    • May 15, 2019, at 12:16 PM PDT
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  4. Joe D. Lincoln

    It’s no surprise, and I guess it’s already known, but it is stated here in this podcast that government has been looking up info that they’ve collected on US persons, even though the law said they were not supposed to – around 32:30. Who didn’t think they were from the get go – no-one. No big deal, the government has already de facto abolished the 4th amendment long ago. … And I’d say that the government collecting meta data on us via telecom companies comes close to a violation of the 3rd amendment.

    • #4
    • May 16, 2019, at 7:17 AM PDT
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  5. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    When I hear the name Sidney Blumenthal, my antenna skyrocket. Suddenly the entire Russia collusion story makes sense. The consumate dirty trickster, best buds with Hillary Clinton, has done her bidding for years. Watch this interview of Dick Morris with Laura Ingraham in February 2018. Unfortunately, Ingraham doesn’t give him enough time to make his case, but Morris goes way back with the Clintons and their involvement with Blumenthal. 

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    • May 16, 2019, at 12:05 PM PDT
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  6. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Great interview.

    Would 60 Minutes accept podcasts as auditions for the open spot on the show? If so make sure the producers get these episodes, they’ve been fantastic.

    • #6
    • May 17, 2019, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  7. EDISONPARKS Member

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    About 8 minutes – we don’t know that the Russians were behind the hack of the DNC. The FBI never examined the DNC computers and some allege that the download speeds indicate that it was an inside job. Given its importance in starting the investigation, one would think that the FBI would have insisted on physical examination of the computers. It’s as if they had a theory and didn’t want to test it lest it fail.

    I have a completely unsubstantiated theory (for those who would accuse me of creating my own conspiracy theory … yes I suppose I am … but look at the disclaimer “unsubstantiated”)

    The FBI wanted so much for the Trump/Russia conspiracy to hack of the DNC/Podesta e-mails(Often mis-characterized as HRC’s e-mails) to remain alive as the ongoing narrative, that the Obama DOJ/FBI/IC narrative authors did not want to risk an actual FBI forensic investigation of the DNC/Podesta computers/servers which could have potentially shot down the very much believed (…by the (D)base as marketed by the MSM…)Trump conspired with the Russian government to hack HRC’s e-mails narrative.

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    • May 23, 2019, at 9:23 AM PDT
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  8. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    About 8 minutes – we don’t know that the Russians were behind the hack of the DNC. The FBI never examined the DNC computers and some allege that the download speeds indicate that it was an inside job. Given its importance in starting the investigation, one would think that the FBI would have insisted on physical examination of the computers. It’s as if they had a theory and didn’t want to test it lest it fail.

    I have a completely unsubstantiated theory (for those who would accuse me of creating my own conspiracy theory … yes I suppose I am … but look at the disclaimer “unsubstantiated”)

    The FBI wanted so much for the Trump/Russia conspiracy to hack of the DNC/Podesta e-mails(Often mis-characterized as HRC’s e-mails) to remain alive as the ongoing narrative, that the Obama DOJ/FBI/IC narrative authors did not want to risk an actual FBI forensic investigation of the DNC/Podesta computers/servers which could have potentially shot down the very much believed (…by the (D)base as marketed by the MSM…)Trump conspired with the Russian government to hack HRC’s e-mails narrative.

    While I can see your point, that this was a factor in disallowing the FBI from getting into the server, I think the over ridding concern was that the FBI would analyze the content of that server and find evidence of other crimes, like fundraising scandals (if not full blown pay to play) or frank (and rude) assessments of their donors. I think there where a multitude of reasons why the DNC needed to keep their servers away from the FBI. The DNC “Hack” was the compromise of 1 user account, there could be 100s or 1000s of mailboxes on this server, each containing unknown numbers of legal or political landmines.

    I think that if I where ever in the position, that the FBI (or in my case, the RCMP) where to come knocking at my door and request “pretty please” a server. I would turn them down because there is just so much jeopardy attached to law enforcement closely examining any organization’s actions.

    • #8
    • May 23, 2019, at 10:24 AM PDT
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  9. EDISONPARKS Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    About 8 minutes – we don’t know that the Russians were behind the hack of the DNC. The FBI never examined the DNC computers and some allege that the download speeds indicate that it was an inside job. Given its importance in starting the investigation, one would think that the FBI would have insisted on physical examination of the computers. It’s as if they had a theory and didn’t want to test it lest it fail.

    I have a completely unsubstantiated theory (for those who would accuse me of creating my own conspiracy theory … yes I suppose I am … but look at the disclaimer “unsubstantiated”)

    The FBI wanted so much for the Trump/Russia conspiracy to hack of the DNC/Podesta e-mails(Often mis-characterized as HRC’s e-mails) to remain alive as the ongoing narrative, that the Obama DOJ/FBI/IC narrative authors did not want to risk an actual FBI forensic investigation of the DNC/Podesta computers/servers which could have potentially shot down the very much believed (…by the (D)base as marketed by the MSM…)Trump conspired with the Russian government to hack HRC’s e-mails narrative.

    While I can see your point, that this was a factor in disallowing the FBI from getting into the server, I think the over ridding concern was that the FBI would analyze the content of that server and find evidence of other crimes, like fundraising scandals (if not full blown pay to play) or frank (and rude) assessments of their donors. I think there where a multitude of reasons why the DNC needed to keep their servers away from the FBI. The DNC “Hack” was the compromise of 1 user account, there could be 100s or 1000s of mailboxes on this server, each containing unknown numbers of legal or political landmines.

    I think that if I where ever in the position, that the FBI (or in my case, the RCMP) where to come knocking at my door and request “pretty please” a server. I would turn them down because there is just so much jeopardy attached to law enforcement closely examining any organization’s actions.

    Another fine and plausible theory … (and not mutually exclusive btw … we can plausibly have two completely unsubstantiated conspiracy theories operating at the same time)

    The larger point is, if this Trump/Russia collusion thing was the huge national security risk the Obama DOJ/FBI/IC idiots claimed it was , then the FBI not doing a thorough forensic investigation of the DNC/Podesta computers/servers makes no sense whatsoever.

    • #9
    • May 23, 2019, at 12:01 PM PDT
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  10. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    About 8 minutes – we don’t know that the Russians were behind the hack of the DNC. The FBI never examined the DNC computers and some allege that the download speeds indicate that it was an inside job. Given its importance in starting the investigation, one would think that the FBI would have insisted on physical examination of the computers. It’s as if they had a theory and didn’t want to test it lest it fail.

    I have a completely unsubstantiated theory (for those who would accuse me of creating my own conspiracy theory … yes I suppose I am … but look at the disclaimer “unsubstantiated”)

    The FBI wanted so much for the Trump/Russia conspiracy to hack of the DNC/Podesta e-mails(Often mis-characterized as HRC’s e-mails) to remain alive as the ongoing narrative, that the Obama DOJ/FBI/IC narrative authors did not want to risk an actual FBI forensic investigation of the DNC/Podesta computers/servers which could have potentially shot down the very much believed (…by the (D)base as marketed by the MSM…)Trump conspired with the Russian government to hack HRC’s e-mails narrative.

    While I can see your point, that this was a factor in disallowing the FBI from getting into the server, I think the over ridding concern was that the FBI would analyze the content of that server and find evidence of other crimes, like fundraising scandals (if not full blown pay to play) or frank (and rude) assessments of their donors. I think there where a multitude of reasons why the DNC needed to keep their servers away from the FBI. The DNC “Hack” was the compromise of 1 user account, there could be 100s or 1000s of mailboxes on this server, each containing unknown numbers of legal or political landmines.

    I think that if I where ever in the position, that the FBI (or in my case, the RCMP) where to come knocking at my door and request “pretty please” a server. I would turn them down because there is just so much jeopardy attached to law enforcement closely examining any organization’s actions.

    Another fine and plausible theory … (and not mutually exclusive btw … we can plausibly have two completely unsubstantiated conspiracy theories operating at the same time)

    The larger point is, if this Trump/Russia collusion thing was the huge national security risk the Obama DOJ/FBI/IC idiots claimed it was , then the FBI not doing a thorough forensic investigation of the DNC/Podesta computers/servers makes no sense whatsoever.

    My theory was not meant to exclude your idea, but to embrace and extend.

    Yes, the FBI should not have asked, if they really wanted the servers, they would have shown up with search warrants.

    • #10
    • May 23, 2019, at 12:36 PM PDT
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