FISA release ends Mueller’s witch hunt

So why on Monday afternoon did special counsel Robert Mueller announce that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violate his plea deal by lying to the feds.

Just as a refresher Mueller’s team have a Manafort conviction on 8 counts of financial fraud that occurred prior to his involvement with the Trump campaign. He also took a plea agreement n September admitting to fraud and tax evasion over his lobbying work for a pro-Russian political party and politician in Ukraine. Again before being involved in the Trump campaign.

Part of the court filing from Monday stated: “After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement,” Mueller’s team wrote in a 3-page filing.

No further information on what he lied about. The filing only stated that the lies would be revealed on a later date.

I’m not here to defend Manafort, who is a career political fixer and influencer, but I do question the timing of the filing.

It comes on the heels that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is about to release the FISA documents and ex-AG Loretta Lynch and ex-FBI chief James Comey are going to be brought in front of Congress to testify on actions pertaining to FISA court abuses. Only to be followed up by Federal prosecutor John Huber’s update to Congress on his probe into the Clinton Foundation.

These events scheduled for the beginning of next week should poke huge holes into Mueller’s working premise that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election cycle.

What we can surmise from reports on the unredacted FISA documents is that the Democratic National Committee along with perhaps the Clinton Foundation provided funds to produce a report written by Christopher Steele with research help from Nellie Ohr (wife of DOJ staffer Bruce Ohr) and contributions from the British, Australian and New Zealand spy agencies (part of the Five Eyes program) to dupe the FISA court to get a warrant to spy on Trump campaign staffers and the Trump Tower offices.

Remember the first time the DOJ went before the court with Steele’s report the surveillance application was turned down. Only after the Obama Administration leaked the report to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and used her clippings as evidence that something was going on in the second application did the court issue the warrant.

So out of all this falsehood (and believe me I have only scratched the surface of this topic here) Robert Mueller is named special counsel by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein in early 2017. And is it any wonder why we only see indictments and plea deals for actions that have occurred prior to the presidential campaign?

Between Whitaker and Huber we need to get the FISA documents out in the open for all to see and understand who the real colluders were. And it had nothing to do with the Russians, but everything to do with the Obama White House in cahoots with our “allies” to take down the Trump presidency.

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Pipe bomb investigation is troubling from the get go

The “mail bombs” discovered Wednesday targeting former and present Democratic leaders and media  outlet CNN has all the markings of an intimidation tactic. Now, against whom is the big question?

Judging by the immediate reaction to the event — CNN hosts began excoriating President Trump for his fake news rhetoric as the cause for these actions — without a shred of evidence that said where the packages came from, may shed some light on what the culprit was aiming to accomplish.

Packages were discovered to be sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.and early Thursday morning a similar envelope was discovered in lower Manhattan at the offices of actor Robert De Niro.

The most puzzling of the targets was the  “device” delivered to ex-Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s office at CNN in Midtown Manhattan since Brennan does not even work for CNN, according to his Wikipedia page, but instead serves as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, which are located blocks away at 30 Rock.

That said, the biggest question is why was a photo allowed to be taken and distributed to media of the “bomb” intact?

Surely if this was a deadly device then it would have been taken to bomb detonation site to be analyzed and dismantled and not to allow unauthorized personnel to take photos. Also law enforcement has now lost the ability to know who the bomber is through intimate information of the design that only the sender would know. That’s gone since photos are all over the news.

No law enforcement agency including NYPD bomb detectives or FBI agents would allow images released if this was a credible threat.

Surly the NYPD Bomb Squad knew what the were looking at when they arrived on the scene, but needed to take the necessary precautions and follow protocols. It would not look good to pick it up in plain clothes and walk out and throw it in the back of a squad car.

According to a military bomb expert these devices should have had the words A.C.M.E written on them and carried by Wily E. Coyote as he mailed them to Mr. Road Runner.

A former Navy  bomb disposal officer named Tom Sauer said this on Twitter Wednesday:

Proper pipe bombs don’t have wires connected to both ends. That’s dumb.

 

You can find timers / remote control receivers WAY smaller than whatever that white box is. A proper timer would best be stored inside the pipe, making it fully encapsulated. That thing is just silly looking.

 

Bottom Line: Whoever made that [pipe bomb] wanted it to be painfully obvious to anyone and everyone that it’s a “bomb.” This is nearly the same as a bundle of road flares wrapped together with an old-timey alarm clock ticking away.

I am very interested to see what the feds find out about the sender of these packages. I am not jumping to the conclusion that this was a ardent Trump supporter. Intimidation works many ways.

This weekend could be wild

As we begin the weekend before the presidential election, is there a wild card in the mix?

Fitch ratings placed Deutsche Bank on watch list for a possible credit downgrade or event.  As an aside, the markets have had eight — possibly nine on Friday — down days in a row, which is the longest losing streak since post-Lehman in 2008. Of course the percentage loses are much smaller now.

Of course the narrative behind these market moves is attributed to a Donald Trump victory.

Could there be a banking crisis over this weekend in say an Italian bank or Deutsche itself, to create a narrative on Sunday night into Monday morning of a market crash to facilitate a delay in the election?

It may sound extraordinary, but what about this presidential election is not extraordinary.

I believe the news this Sunday for the weekly morning political shows will be the biggest/worse news for the Clinton campaign.

I heard from two people in the know 8 months ago that Bill and Hillary Clinton’s relationship with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his pedophile network would be the keystone evidence to bring down the Democrat’s campaign.

Now many will tell me this scenario is absurd, and I probably agree with you, but I believe the Clinton campaign already has very reliable information that all these polls that have her leading are highly incorrect.

As I’ve written before, when the curtain closes on the election booth there is no one to know who you voted for as oppose to a pollster asking — perhaps a stilted question of who you will mark on your ballot.

So this is where we are right now. I will either look like a prophet or a nut job come Monday, but I wanted to put this out there with a time stamp for all to read. And I want partial credit if some other event besides a banking/market crisis is used as the trigger event.