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30 January 2018

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Lee A. Arnold

A few hours ago Sen. Thune the #3 Senate Republican urged the House Republicans to slow the release of Nunes' memo. He said Richard Burr & Senate Intel Committee should see it first, the Dem memo should come out simultaneously, & the FBI's warning should be considered.

Jack

FBI Warns Republican Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Government Secret Agencies

https://politics.theonion.com/fbi-warns-republican-memo-could-undermine-faith-in-mass-1822639681

The Onion hits it out of the park!

Jack

Wow!

Look who all are coming out of the woodwork to denounce Nunes. Now we hear from Brennan. Yeah, let's have them all be unmasked for who they really are.

I had many fights with Congressional Dems over the years on national security matters. But I never witnessed the type of reckless partisan behavior I am now seeing from Nunes and House Republicans. Absence of moral and ethical leadership in WH is fueling this government crisis.

https://twitter.com/JohnBrennan/status/959045265910091776

Jack

Now Comey chimes in. Is the gig gonna be up?

All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would. But take heart: American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up. Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy.

https://twitter.com/Comey/status/959197429156466689

turcopolier

Lee A Arnold

The FBI's self serving pleading has been heard. pl

blue peacock

Valissa

This piece is a good overview of the conspiracy.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/05/operation-condor-how-nsa-director-mike-rogers-saved-the-u-s-from-a-massive-constitutional-crisis/

Sundance, the author of the piece, has been following this story for a year or more and all the public information including interviews by the various parties and connecting the dots. Some will dismiss his analysis as he is definitely a Trump supporter. However, as Col. Lang has advised many a time, evaluate the information and the source separately.

Unfortunately there is no one that I have been able to uncover on the Democrat side who has analyzed all this public information and attempted to connect the dots in a different manner.

The Nunes memo which is expected to become public tomorrow should confirm what many have suspected, that the FISA application did include unverified elements from the Fusion GPS dossier which was opposition research work product paid for by the Clinton campaign. There are many murky issues surrounding that including the role of the FBI & DOJ.

There are four investigations going on. Nunes, Grassley, Goodlatte and DOJ IG Horowitz. All of them seem to be focused on potential malfeasance at the FBI & DOJ. Then there is Mueller, who is ostensibly investigating the alleged Russian intelligence operation to manipulate our election and the collusion of the Trump campaign with Russia. So far they have not leaked or released any information supporting both these allegations. Their indictments so far all have to do with process charges - lying to the FBI. And they have Manafort in their cross-hairs for money laundering. No one has yet to be charged for collusion with the Russians to steal the election.

Anna

Thank you. There are some interesting details emerging with regard to the US Congress education re Russia and with regard to the whole business of the ongoing sanctions against Russian Federation. A liar (and tax-dodger who denounced his US citizenship to save money) has been the main educational source for the congresspeople during production of the Magnitsky Act: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-01/meet-corrupt-billionaire-who-has-brought-about-new-cold-war
"William Browder is again in the news recently in connection with testimony related to Russiagate. On December 16th Senator Diane Feinstein of the Senate Judiciary Committee released the transcript of the testimony provided by Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS. … Browder was mentioned 50 times, but the repeated citations apparently did not merit inclusion in media coverage of the story by the New York Times, Washington Post and Politico.
Fusion GPS, which was involved in the research producing the Steele Dossier used to discredit Donald Trump, was also retained to provide investigative services relating to a lawsuit in New York City involving a Russian company called Prevezon. As information provided by Browder was the basis of the lawsuit, his company and business practices while in Russia became part of the investigation. Simmons maintained that Browder proved to be somewhat evasive and his accounts of his activities were inconsistent. He claimed never to visit the United States and not own property or do business there, all of which were untrue, to include his ownership through a shell company of a $10 million house in Aspen Colorado. He repeatedly ran away, literally, from attempts to subpoena him so he would have to testify under oath." https://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2015/02/10/browder-escapes-subpoena-attempt-after-daily-show-interview/
Per Simmons, in Russia, Browder used shell companies locally and also worldwide to avoid taxes and conceal ownership, suggesting that he was likely one of many corrupt businessmen operating in what was a wild west business environment."
Beautiful. The main agitator for Magnitsky Act happens to be a certified fraudster and a liar. https://www.thenation.com/article/why-is-the-media-ignoring-crucial-parts-of-the-simpson-testimony/

Anna

A sample of a congresswoman: https://www.rt.com/usa/417638-maxine-waters-russia-trump-nuclear/

Valissa

Blue, thanks for the Operation Condor explanation by Sundance. That was indeed very helpful for putting all the pieces together! I also read a couple of his most recent posts. I do not care that he is a Trump supporter. The evidence is presented logically and speaks for itself. And the behaviors of the Democrats on this issue makes it clear they know they are in trouble (like those guilty dog YouTube videos). They sound lame and that will be noticed, except for the strong partisans.

The memo has now been released. I think I need to go and buy some popcorn ;)

Anna

Paul Craig Roberts has posted a link to an article about Putin by Sharon Tennison: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/02/02/honest-assessment-putin/
"Like others who have had direct experience with this little known man, I’ve tried to no avail to avoid being labeled a “Putin apologist”. If one is even neutral about him, they are considered “soft on Putin” by pundits, news hounds and average citizens who get their news from CNN, Fox and MSNBC. I don’t pretend to be an expert, just a program developer in the USSR and Russia for the past 30 years. But during this time, I’ve have had far more direct, on-ground contact with Russians of all stripes across 11 time zones than any of the Western reporters or for that matter any of Washington’s officials."

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