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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Will Dec. 5th become new day of infamy?

So Dec. 5th has come out in the drops as a pivotal day. We have seen these pronouncements before.

As I wrote last week, ex-FBI Director under President Obama James Comey and his Justice Dept boss Loretta Lynch are scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee headed by outgoing Congressman Bob Goodlatte on Dec 3rd and 4th.

The question raised is will the declassified FISA documents be released before or after the testimony since all the sign offs for the release of the FISA warrant applications have already been secured and therefore the administration can use Obama’s Executive Order 13526, Sec 1.7 reads:

“Classification Prohibitions and Limitations. (a) In no case shall information be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail to be declassified in order to:
(1) conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;
(2) prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;
(3) restrain competition; or
(4) prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.”

On Dec 5th US Attorney John Huber is scheduled to give the House Oversight subcommittee chaired by Republican Mark Meadows an update on the probe into the Clinton Foundation. This probe is part of the investigation Huber his heading with Justice Department personnel. Huber was appointed by ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in late 2017.

So the questioned posed is does the FISA docs inform the committee of the nefarious operations of the Obama White House during the 2016 presidential election or does it refute the testimony after the fact?

Huber’s testimony on the day after Comey and Lynch finish up their questioning could go to the Clinton Foundation’s funding of the Christopher Steele report, which was used to trick the FISA court into issuing a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. That could be the time to release the documents to refute the prior testimony in front of Goodlatte’s committee.

My thought based on Comey’s comments last week about him wanted an open hearing, which could not raise classified information, that the release of the documents will happen prior. Damn the perjury charges.

Is Mueller’s footdragging a good thing for Trump Administration?

So we are almost two weeks after the midterm elections and Special Counsel Robert Mueller has still not released any of his findings into the alleged Russian Collusion.

It was understood that Mueller’s team had kept a quiet period in the 60 days leading up to the midterm elections per Justice Department protocols so as to not interfere with elections. That said, we are 18 months into this probe and all we really have is pleas from people for crimes committed prior to Trump announcing his presidential candidacy.

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — a vocal critic of Mueller prior to be named to the post — has now said the probe will continue as he now oversees Mueller’s probe from Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Why would you name Whitaker, who in the past has said he would choke off funding the special counsel probe, and then have him flip after being read in to where the probe was headed.

Let’s recall Mueller was named special counsel after a Democratic oppositional research paper written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele was used in the FISA secret court to get warrants to spy on American citizens — including a sitting President.

So what happens if Mueller comes back with no indictments against the administration for collusion, but cites Democratic collusion to pervert the FISA court and the Constitution?

As an aside, is this the reason General Michael Flynn cannot be sentenced for his guilty plea to a single felony count of “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI? Because his statement will turn out to be true?

What would that do to this country? Is this the reason for the foot-dragging on the part of Mueller? Is he seeing how former colleagues in the FBI and Justice Department broke the law in order to get Hillary Clinton elected?

Can this even be considered for announcement? A stronger Republican-controlled Senate will take these matters up in the next Congress, since they would have the obligation to investigate such matters — not the House.

I would think 18-months would be enough time to get to the bottom of the investigation on Trump campaign officials and their alleged dealings with Russian operators. But if the case flipped so now you had to probe Democrats and their involvement in creating the narrative originally investigated, well that could take a lot longer I suppose.

Playing 5-D chess with Trudeau on new trade deal

What if the Trump administration was playing 5-D chess with the release of Five Eyes spying information on the 2016 presidential election?

Would the threat of that information being released be enough to get Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to knuckle under and approve the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal that was announced late last week?

The Five Eyes program is a mutual spying agreement between Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. In the case of the 2016 presidential election it is alleged that Australia and New Zealand specifically working through then-CIA Director John Brennan provided real-time data on the Trump campaign, which Brennan then forwarded to the Clinton campaign.

The data flow either went directly to the Clinton campaign or to former Brit spy Christopher Steele, who was composing the “Russian Dossier” against Trump. Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ exec Bruce Ohr and an employee of Fusion/GPS may also have been a conduit for the information.

This narrative may be the reason why the FISA documents have not been declassified as yet, despite President Trump ordering for the documents to be released unredacted.

The remaining Five Eyes participants — Britain, Australia and New Zealand — may have put pressure on Trudeau’s government to swallow hard and give Trump the win on trade to keep the spying information contained in the FISA documents classified.

This is truly what a 5-D chess game would look like. So don’t look for a total DECLAS release anytime soon.

Ex-FBI lawyer’s testimony confirms Democrats Russian collusion

Ex-FBI General Counsel James Baker in testimony confirms much of what I have written regarding senior Obama DOJ/FBI officials working with Clinton presidential campaign to spy on Trump campaign and the President-elect’s staff using fraudulent documents.

Baker’s was before the House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors on Wednesday as well as giving testimony to a grand jury impaneled by Utah-based federal prosecutor John Huber. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday.

The revelations in Baker’s testimony suggests that the Obama White House officials urged Loretta Lynch’s agency to work with at least one attorney from Perkins Cole the DNC/Clinton campaign law firm.

Perkins Cole was behind the hiring and creation of the Trump Dossier by Fusion/GPS and ex-British spy Christopher Steele.

Although the published report from The Hill does not disclose where this testimony came from, it is safe to assume that all investigative panels will have this same information in due course.

Sessions is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary panel Thursday. While he had recused himself from the Dossier probe, it is believed he will receive documents during the questioning that will reveal the partisan plot to destroy the Trump presidency through nefarious Democratic actions.

Sessions will then be able to legally get involved in the dismantling of Special Counsel  Robert Mueller’s Trump/Russia collusion probe since its basic tenets were flawed.

Plenty of moving parts going on and I believe we will have a big reveal in the next week as the Republicans look to put the final nails into the Democrats coffin before the midterm elections in early November.

One last thing, be aware that there is a DOJ press event at 9:30am Thursday, just prior to Sessions’ testimony. Could Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein be the topic? We’ll see.