How many federal grand juries of media leaks are going on?

We have known since just after Labor Day last year that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was being investigated for lying under oath and leaking to journalists.

We have not heard the determination of the secret panel whether they issued indictments to charge McCabe for the crimes. McCabe is accused with lying to investigators, the same charge brought against Lt. Gen Michael Flynn. While Flynn was charged McCabe has not despite DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz recommending such charges in his report.

Earlier this week we also learned that James Baker the former General Counsel for the FBI, is under federal investigation for unauthorized media disclosures. The Connecticut US Attorney John Durham has impaneled a grand jury to look into leaks coming from Baker’s office.

Two congressmen James Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) released the letter sent to Durham concerning his Baker probe.

As previously reported here, the letter mentions two reporters—David Corn of Mother Jones and Franklin Foer, a writer for The Atlantic who worked for Slate during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Both reporters posted explosive stories on October 31, 2016 about Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Corn’s article is mostly about the dossier and clearly sourced by Christopher Steele, but his piece also references Foer’s article alleging unusual activity between a Trump organization email server and Alpha Bank, the largest private bank in Russia.

The Alpha Bank connection was one more cog in the manufactured Trump-Russia collusion plot that could also be traced back to Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson, according to the article.

So with all these federal probes going on of press leaks accusing presidential candidate at the time Donald Trump of having ties to the Russians, what media leak probe do we not know about?

There seems to be one involving the NY Times White House reporter and CNN commentator Maggie Haberman. Where is that secret grand jury probe located?

Stay tuned.

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Trump’s missed opportunity on ’60 Minutes’

I was a little disappointed with President Trump’s interview on “60 Minutes” Sunday night with Leslie Stahl.

At one point Stahl recited the list of Trump associates cooperating with Special Council Robert Mueller over the Russian collusion case. All the usual suspects were mentioned for actions, with most be cited for actions prior to the campaign.

Although Trump probably could cite name and positions, I wanted to hear him say how many career “law enforcement” officials in Justice Department and FBI who have been “relieved” of duties over their involvement with the Russian dossier.

It was an opportunity to opened plenty of people’s eyes who know very little about what is really going on in the swamp. Let me not be guilty of the same act.

James Comey, Director – FIRED

Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director – FIRED

Jim Rybicki, Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor – FIRED

James Baker, General Counsel – FIRED

Bill Priestap, Director of Counterintelligence (Strzok’s boss) – Cooperating witness [power removed]

Peter Strzok, Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence – FIRED

Lisa Page, Office of General Counsel – FIRED/FORCED

Mike Kortan, Assistant Director for Public Affairs – FIRED

Josh Campbell, Special Assistant to Comey – FIRED

David Laufman, Chief of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section [NAT SECHRC email invest] – FIRED/FORCE

John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General – Head of DOJ’s National Security Division – FIRED/FORCED

Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General & Acting Attorney General – FIRED

Mary McCord, Acting Assistant Attorney General – Acting Head of DOJ’s National Security Division – FIRED/FORCED

Bruce Ohr, Associate Deputy Attorney General – Demoted 2x – cooperating witness [power removed] TERMINATION IMMINENT

Trump could have answered by saying:

“Leslie what the American people don’t know because it’s not covered by the liberal news, is that 13 Justice department and FBI officials during the Obama administration have been fired because of their fraudulent actions in perpetuating the Russian collusion case.

These alleged law enforcement officials took a Hillary Clinton campaign oppositional paper and colluded to get a court to allow them to spy on Americans.

Put that out into the airwaves and see where it spreads. It could spur further dissemination of the real conspiracy that took place during and after the 2016 Presidential election.

This is what will happen because of the declassified FISA warrant is unleashed

So as the Washington DC smouldering ashes subside after the multiple booms that happen Tuesday night as a result of President Trump requesting from the intelligence agencies to declassify the FISA or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance application of Trump campaign associate Carter Page.

Here is a plain language timeline of events that will unfold as a result of this act.

  • The document used to get the warrant was called Russian Dossier. It was written by FBI informant and British spy Christopher Steele with research help from Nellie Ohr. Her husband Bruce Ohr worked for the Justice Department. He should not have had any involvement in the Dossier probe because of his position, but injected himself into the fracas due to partisanship.
  • The Russian Dossier was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
  • The first request to spy on Carter Page was denied. The FBI through agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page leaked elements of the Dossier to NY Times and Washington Post reporters and then included those stories in the second application to the court to spy on Carter Page, which was granted.
  • Carter Page was a nothing in the Trump campaign, but the level of spying on him by the FISA court was the most invasive level the court could grant called Title One. The spying was allowed to go at two levels past Carter Page. FBI and DOJ could spy on him and all the people he spoke to and everyone they spoke to or communicated with. working their way up the chain.
  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch through her happenstance meeting with Bill Clinton on a Phoenix tarmac knew all about the origin of the Dossier and instructed FBI Director James Comey to initiate the false investigation with deputy Andrew McCabe and Rod Rosenstein.
  • Many top officials in the DOJ and FBI during the Obama administration will be implicated in the fraud.
  • When Robert Mueller was named Special Counsel to probe the Russian collusion with the Trump administration Rosenstein knew it was based on fraudulent information.
  • Lastly, President Obama was spying on a presidential candidate and President-elect by receiving information daily in his intelligence briefings again based on a fraudulent premise.

This will unleash a Constitutional crisis to make Watergate appear to be a routine breaking and entering charge, which it was.

 

Who cares about Strzok/Page tweets, Obama spied on Trump even after the election. Let’s get on with the show

It appears that the national media are only focusing on ex-FBI exec Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page in their investigation of the contrived Russian Collusion cover up.

With a salacious wink-wink of being able to view the former “lovers” tweets, we see how these two used left-wing journalist from the New York Times and Washington Post to push the narrative.

As an aside, I put lovers in quotes given Strzok strange ticks and facial expressions while in Congressional testimony. I believe his wife, Melissa Hodgman, is probably the only woman who would fall for him.

Anyway the narrative is playing out that these two rogue FBI execs working under Andrew McCabe, the former Deputy Director of the FBI, contrived this Russian Collusion story with the Clinton campaign. They are attempting to draw the line there and that knowledge of this operation went no higher. At least that is what I am seeing in the news story so far.

As I already laid out, this could not be further from the truth. Let me put this out simply.

We know that the FISA warrant on Carter Page came about because of The Dossier written by Chris Steele of Fusion/GPS and was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Presidential Campaign.

We know that the first FISA application was denied, so DOJ and FBI staff leaked the story to Times and Post writers and then used those stories as part of the second FISA application on Page to give it more credence, which was approved.

Now the FISA surveillance warrant allowed spying on whomever Page had contact with and then whomever they had contact with and then whomever they had contact with. So the spying expanded three times because of that fraud perpetrated on the FISA court.

And still no evidence of Russian collusion within the Trump campaign.

However we do know that the information obtained by the FISA warrant went all the up to the Oval Office. Obama through his daily intelligence briefings knew the DOJ and FBI were spying on the Trump campaign and his Presidential team after winning the election.

So draw a line back from Obama to McCabe, all those people within tha chain of command are implicated. Ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Ex-CIA Director John Brennan, FBI chief James Comey and all the other intelligence chiefs working in the Obama administration who had a hand in preparing the daily intelligence briefings.

And yet, we get Lisa Page tweets talking about how to plant a story with the New York Times reporter. I don’t care about these peons.

Let’s get on with the show.

McCabe’s DC grand jury not the answer to FISA documents release

I’m a little skeptical of the news of a grand jury who has interviewed “more than one witness” in a case involving the ex-Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe.

According to reports, the grand jury has been empaneled for months and has what appears heard testimony from two witnesses in a federal case in DC.

Isn’t this the reason federal attorney John Huber was brought in from Utah? To get around the partisan logjam and move indictments quickly?

How is a federal grand jury empaneled for months only heard testimony from so few witnesses? The prosecutors have subpoena powers to bring in a host of former and current FBI pros to testify. As well as former Obama administration officials.

Pardons do not exclude someone from being able to testify in a federal probe.

It appears this grand jury is being used as a ploy to say “We are investigating” but only once a week when the grand jury is empaneled.

To take the last line of the post: “You didn’t think nothing was HAPPENING did you?

Well that’s a double negative, so yes nothing is happening with this grand jury.

I would think Inspector Clouseau would have more accomplished in the last four months than these investigators.

Ham sandwiches have been indicted a lot quicker than this.

Declas-sifying the FISA documents, which I believe has already been signed through Executive Order by the President but needs to be declared, is the best route to letting Americans know what treasonous acts went on behind the scene leading up to the 2016 Presidential election.

Congress won’t release it obviously, so it’s up to the president to announce his EO to get the damning documents out to the world.