FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s congressional testimony

A very important story came out on Friday from Jeff Carlson. I read it then but needed more time to research it, since it is quite a bit to go over.

Carlson received the transcripts of two closed-door testimonies by Lisa Page, the former assistant general counsel at the FBI from July 2018. I am only touching on one aspect of the transcripts, if interested please click on link to view the complete article.

Among the key revelations in the transcript is Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s early involvement in disseminating the information that would ultimately wind up in the Steele dossier. Brennan briefed President Obama in early August 2016 and Democratic leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada some days later.

These meeting are almost a month before the FBI would find out about the dossier and launch “Crossfire Hurricane” its probe resulting from the Steele dossier.

In Brennan’s earlier congressional testimony he stated: “In consultation with the White House, I personally briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in election to congressional leadership, specifically Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr; and to Representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devon Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11, August and 6, September.”

So what comes from Page’s testimony, which is the most surprising to me, is that the FBI “Crossfire Hurricane” probe into Russian collusion was a top down investigation perhaps ordered from the Obama White House resulting from CIA Director Brennan’s briefing.

Then FBI begins looking into the Steele Dossier, although they believe they are initiating the probe since Steele is an FBI asset.

Please give the full article a read.

Here are some other key findings from the testimony:

  • The FBI appears to have considered investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice both before and after FBI Director James Comey was fired.
  • Page says the DOJ refused to pursue “gross-negligence” charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server to send classified information.
  • FBI agent Michael Gaeta, head of the Eurasian Crime Squad, who received the dossier from former MI6 spy Steele in July 2016 is referred to in the transcript as Steele’s handler.
  • The FBI maintained a previously unknown verification file for the Steele dossier. Congressional investigators did not previously know of its existence.
  • John Carlin, the head of the DOJ’s National Security Division, was kept abreast of the FBI’s investigative activities through contact with then-Deputy FBI Director McCabe.
  • Page worked directly for DOJ official Bruce Ohr for at least five years and had met his wife, Nellie, once.
  • The role of FBI Agent Jonathan Moffa and DOJ official George Toscas may have been greater than initially assumed.
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Kavanaugh’s robe and Feinstein’s bracelets

The Brett Kavanaugh saga appears to be coming to a close as the FBI wraps up its seventh investigation into his past.

I also believe the FBI will continue its probe of the circumstances behind how Dr. Ford’s allegations were handled by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and her staff. The senator had Dr. Ford’s charges at the end of July and did nothing with them until after the Kavanaugh hearing.

Never raised the issues until somehow Dr. Ford’s name was released to the media and her allegations were made public. It was the same playbook as was used to get the FISA warrant. Leak information to friendly journalist on the left and then say “Aha” we should look into this in order to delay the vote.

I believe Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will call for a vote Wednesday and it may happen Thursday or Friday. There will be howls from the Democrats and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer but it will fall on deaf ears. I would be impressed if Kavanaugh is placed on the court by a 53-47 vote.

So what did all this get us? A Supreme Court Associate Justice who had a hand in writing the most draconian law in our nation’s history and not a word was spoken on it at his hearing for a life-time appointment.

I’m talking about the Patriot Act, which was passed into law soon after the 9-11 tragedy. I would have liked to hear his thoughts now on the implementation of this law and its conflict with many of the rights we used to enjoy from the Bill of Rights.

But alas no words on that, because he threw ice in someone’s face in a bar while in college. Fantastic. Glad it was dumbed down for us, so we didn’t have to expend anymore brainpower on it other than who we believed.

My next question is when will we see the unredacted FISA warrant?

This needs to happen relatively soon if you want it to filter down to the electorate in time for the midterms. This report will not get wide play in the media at first, the liberal bias will not allow for a team from the NY Times or Washington Post to dig in like they will on a 25 year-old tax dodge story involving President Trump’s father.

But I get ahead of myself.

The left’s protests are heating up and how Republicans should respond

As I wrote last week we are in dangerous times as liberal activists — feeling emboldened — continue to confront Republicans in public.

The continuation of public face offs will not end well for America. Escalation of the confrontations will take it to a threat level that will bring the country to a boil.

News coming out of Washington DC this month is said to be — by sources — earth-shattering to the status quo. So this animosity between the left and right — as a simplification of the participants — will only get more heated and perhaps violent.

While Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted outside a restaurant over the weekend with just chants to abolish ICE in his home state of Kentucky, it is at least the second time he has been involved in a face-to-face showdown with activists.

One protestor shouted: “We know where you live, Mitch! We know where you live,” which should be a stern warning to McConnell’s protection detail and other Republicans that there are people out there who may wish to recreate the shooting of Republican lawmakers on the baseball field in Maryland.

The ultra left-wing of America feels like it has been losing every important battle since the 2016 presidential election and their blood is boiling. Contempt for President Trump and all things Republican is running so high that something big may happen to rock them to their core.

But before that happens, let’s hope the protestors keep to chanting and not take it to the next level. I believe releasing the unredacted Justice Department’s investigation into what the FBI’s actions were during and after the 2016 election would go a long way to showing the level of corruption from the left’s power center.