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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2018 is done and we are still waiting on the ‘glorious’ revolution

As the closing hours of  2018 tick off, it’s time to take a moment to assess the year that was.

It was promised to be glorious eight times in various drops. It was going to be quite notable. It failed on both measures although the goalposts were moved many, many times.

While there have been some wins, the Senate majority increase. Some ugly wins such as the Brett Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court. Some wins appear to be hollow, like President Trump’s decision to declassify the FISA courts documents.

However we still have Rod Rosenstein at the Justice Department. Trump has replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Acting AG Matt Whitaker, but still no movement on the release of the burning documents.

We also see Special Counsel Robert Mueller entering his third calendar year without any charges being brought against President Trump or his campaign for colluding with the Russians on the 2016 presidential election.

2018 left without any further information from any authorities concerning the whereabouts and contents of Hillary Clinton’s  private email server(s) or the Clinton Foundation’s lack of transparency and involvement in financing the Fusion/GPS Russian collusion report.

In another example of moving the goalposts, we are told the Executive Order, which goes into effect on Jan.1, 2019, will allow for greater leeway for federal prosecutors to bring charges under military tribunal rule of law.

Well we don’t have to wait very long to see how this plays out.

Will 2019 be glorious? I don’t need the bar to be that high. I just want it to be proactive.

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.

President Trump picks up on the wheels of justice move slowly narrative

As I wrote earlier Tuesday, has the Hatch Act limited what can be said from the Executive Branch in regards to the midterm elections.

Well the act has no effect on what the President or Vice President can say. Trump is hitting hard on Russian collusion and the dossier.

Just now President Trump tweeted this:

“Conflict between Glen Simpson’s testimony to another House Panel about his contact with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr. Ohr was used by Simpson and Steele as a Back Channel to get (FAKE) Dossier to FBI. Simpson pleading Fifth.” Catherine Herridge. Where is Jeff Sessions?

 

Is it really possible that Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie was paid by Simpson and GPS Fusion for work done on the Fake Dossier, and who was used as a Pawn in this whole SCAM (WITCH HUNT), is still working for the Department of Justice????? Can this really be so?????

Both of these tweets play off what was the last QAnon post on Oct. 9, which is four weeks prior to Election Day.

Again I give a huge disclaimer, that the QAnon board could see new drops in the next 5 minutes, but from where I sit, this could be the biggest confirmation that Q-Anon is/are in the White House and subject to the Hatch Act.

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.