Trump declassifies Carter Page FISA docs: Enjoy the show

The President on Tuesday moved to have the FISA application against Carter Page declassified.This is the red-carpet bomb promised earlier by Q-Anon.

Below is the directive released by the White House Press Office:

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.


Game update: It’s Deep State 4, Q 2 but it’s only the third inning

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What is the nut graph of the Q-Anon movement?

When you peel away all the layers that have people scratching their heads over not understanding the cryptic language of the poster combined with the nomenclature of the platform being used, you have a desire for freedom and truth.

While some feel the movement is mimicking the hero/savior myth model of Joseph Campbell, with zealots proselytizing great change as a result of the movement, many see it as a cult following a false prophet heralding a highly flawed savior.

As you peel back the layers of this onion, the movement has many disciples who have previously dropped out of caring about politics due to the inability to effect change in the leadership of the country. These are the anons.

Well, the Trump campaign brought them back with a rhetoric never before heard in a presidential election. The brash outsider who overcame many hurdles to be pitted against a consummate professional politician.

So getting back to the original query, the nut-graph (or the reason for the story) is that the level of corruption during the run up to the 2016 presidential election and soon after was so horrendous that it makes Watergate look like what it truly was — just a breaking and entering charge. The charges brought to light by the Q-Anon drops could rock the Constitution to its core.

While the accusations made against the Obama administration and the Clinton presidential campaign can be called treasonous, there are lesser charges brought against long-time Washington lawmen and women that have cost them 20+ year careers in the FBI or Department of Justice. These are the pawns in this tragic play and don’t have the marquee names to change many minds, just yet.

These actual events were brought to light by earlier Q-Anon drops. These are “proofs” in the language of the platform being used to disseminate the criminal charges being alleged. There are actions by participants on both sides of this modern drama that have occurred providing additional proofs.

These proofs are a strong counter-weight to the people trying to say that Q is an elaborate live action role-playing game (LARP).

The building of a constitutional-shaking criminal case takes a tremendous amount of legal wrangling through depositions and charges brought either through secret indictments of plea deals to build a rock solid narrative.

The gathering of hard evidence, with much of it in the hands of competing law-enforcement agencies working in compliance with those charged has taken far longer than first thought.

My thoughts on following Q-Anon are not that this is hero-worship or a hopeful desire to see my partisan thoughts come to fulfillment. No I harken back to the Congressional hearings of Watergate or the Church committee on the CIA abuses, as being a moment — not seen since the 1970’s — to get government back in check.

The term “red-pilled” coming from the “Matrix” trilogy — to be able to see reality when all others see the normalcy of everyday life — pushes Q-Anon followers out to the fringe, creating this Us vs Them counter-culture.

This Us vs Them dichotomy even goes further within the Q-Anon followers. The 8-Chan platform where anons do research into the Q drops continually trash newbies for coming to the boards looking to share wrong or old information.

That being said there are some tremendous researchers on the chans posting great primary research documents from archives that have never seen a Google bot crawl through its database, while others post a topless red-head to keep moral up.

So what am I getting at? Let’s use the old baseball analogy.

While we are only in the third inning of the game between Q-Anon and the Deep State, the score is 4-2 for Deep, however, Q has the heart of the line up coming up soon (in the form of declassifying the FISA report). My only hope is that the game will not get rained out before it can be finished.

Conservative’s “fake news” comes under attack for now

Late post today, my apologies. Looking for a topic to write about took longer than usual. It is August.

Since President Trump’s Tampa rally a few days ago, mainstream media have been having a field day ripping into the movement called QAnon. I wrote about this some months ago here.

There’s a saying that “You only get flak when you are over the target” by last count there are well over 150 news article questioning Q-Anon as a conspiracy theory of the right. Many of these articles had very similar headlines and body copy as if it was provided by a centralized organization and disseminated to “news organizations” to post across the net.

At the same time the major web video and podcast organizations began banning Alex Jones and his InfoWars channel for alleged crimes committed years ago. Apple and YouTube are the major platforms taking Jones off the Internet.

Why now? Why has Q come under attack? Why censor Alex Jones for comments made about Sandy Hook shooting, which occurred in 2012?

I suggest that especially in Q’s case he is over the target.

In a post last month Q — who is a team of people believed to be in the administration with a military intelligence background — suggested that the Carter Page FISA report be unclassified and released by the president to show the level of corruption in the Obama administration in the lead up to the 2016 election.

This week there have been news leaks that Trump is considering it. I believe it will come out, but the information contained is so damning that it needs to be served in bite size chunks for the American people to comprehend the borderline treasonous acts contained in the document.

Certainly August is not the time for its release — especially if you want it to have an impact on the Nov. elections. As I said last month, nothing will come of this until mid-September at the earliest.

Both Powell and Q-Anon on hot seats

New Fed chief Jay Powell ends his first two-day meeting with a press conference Wednesday.

The market has a 90% expectation for a 0.25% rise in Fed Funds Rate to 1.5%-1.25% range. More importantly is Powell’s comments on the economy. Since the Fed is the 800-lbs gorilla in the government bond market, I don’t expect anything sensational coming from his comments.

Any policy changes will be on the edges as traders parse the statement for future moves.

The key to the statement is whether there would be 3 or 4 hikes this year. Powell in Congressional testimony has been perhaps overly optimistic on the economy.

I am on the record saying there will only be this hike for 2018, as Corporate America is addicted to cheap money to pump up share prices by borrowing cash to fund stock buybacks.

The steeping of yield curve — while very good for bank profits if they ramp up lending — increases current borrowing costs at a time of greater issuance to fund corporate tax breaks.

The Austin, Texas bomber killed himself in an explosion this Wednesday morning after a shootout with the police and FBI.

Interesting Q-Anon posted last night that the FBI opened a file on the entity because of the use of BOOMs in his posts and a possible connection to the bomber.

Q-Anon says it’s a ruse to cut off communications, but it will fail.

Q-Anon told of McCabe’s firing weeks ago. Look out Mueller and Rosenstein

As I wrote yesterday this Q-Anon entity is very interesting in its ability to foreshadow the future. The posts two weeks ago laid out much of what we see today in the news.

While Monday’s news below was unsettling, there is another shoe to drop dealing with Robert Mueller. Continue reading