Friday, February 9, 2018


The Democrats and the intel community say "the Russians hacked the DNC headquarters, Hillary's substandard server and/or campaign director Podesta" (or something) to achieve victory for Donald TrumpThe content was never denied. The House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence are investigating alleged collusion of the Trump campaign with Russia, to no avail so far. #CIACoup  Special Counsel investigation. 

UPDATE:New texts show that in March 2017 Democrat Senator Mark Warner, who is leading the investigation into the #TrumpRussiaCollusion, tried to arrange a private, confidential meeting with Christopher Steele without anyone finding out! Warner exchanged text messages with a lobbyist of a Russian oligarch to set up a secret meeting on London, without leaving a paper trail. He eventually informed the Senate Intel Ctee who may not have comprehended the full extent of Warner's actions. The swamp at its worst. Even today Marco Rubio is defending Warner (source).
Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News. (...)  Secrecy seemed very important to Warner as the conversation with Waldman heated up March 29, when the lobbyist revealed that Steele wanted a bipartisan letter from Warner and the committee’s chairman, North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr, inviting him to talk to the Senate intelligence panel. (...) Waldman is best known for signing a $40,000 monthly retainer in 2009 and 2010 to lobby the U.S. government on behalf of controversial Russian billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska. Deripraska had his visa revoked by the State Department in 2006 because of charges, which he has denied, that he has organized crime ties. An aide to Burr, the Republican chairman, told Fox News that Burr was aware of the "contact" Warner made with Steele's representative but added, "I don't believe he was aware of the content of the text messages" initially. (More)

Feb. 7, 2018


Feb 6, 2018 Trey Gowdy in "The Story" with Martha McCallum, outting Sid Blumenthal as Steele's domestic source.

The less redacted Grassley/Graham memo from the Senate side of the Congress probe (PDF) confirms the findings of the House Nunes/Gowdy memo, and more. The Grassley/Graham criminal referral for the author of the dirty dossier -- British spy Christopher Steele -- filed on Jan. 4 has been declassified and released. This document states that Hillary Clinton and the DNC funded the dirty dossier. The dossier is fraudulent, inaccurate and unverified. Steele made false statements to the FBI. Even after the FBI knew Steele was the source of the media stories, they lied to the FISA Court about this and still proffered the Isikoff article to the Court.
(...) the FBI sought a FISA application based on the Steele Dossier on October 21st, 2016. From those UK court records at least two briefings with reporters, containing five outlets, took place prior to the FBI using the Clinton-Steele dossier in their FISA application. The “late September” briefings with the New York Times, Washington Post, Yahoo News, New Yorker and CNN took place prior to Christopher Steele meeting with FBI officials early October. The implication therein is that the FBI had to know prior to their October 21st, 2016, court application that the information they were presenting to the FISA court was being heavily shopped to media outlets. This would be immediately disqualifying.  (More)

Feb. 6, 2018


Feb. 5, 2018 Senate memo: Clinton associates, Obama administration coordinated with Steele.

UPDATE: Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham issued a heavily redacted memo on Monday claiming to have “substantial evidence” suggesting that former British spy Christopher Steele misled the FBI about “a key aspect” of the infamous dossier. Grassley: “It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility” (More)

⏩ GOP lawmakers are privately looking into two longtime Clinton confidants, Sidney Blumenthal & Cody Shearer, likely sources for the dirty dossier, which they believe reached Steele through his contact at the Obama State Department, Jonathan Winer. A second dossier is said to have been compiled by Shearer. So the Democrats/Hillary campaign commissioned UK spy Steele to write dirty dossiers while they and Russian agents fed him with made up stories (more).

⏩ Last Friday Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray (Scribd) (PDF) formally demanding a Mandatory Declassification Review of the classified criminal referral Chairman Lindsey Graham and Chairman Grassley sent to the FBI and Justice Department regarding Christopher Steele’s potential violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1001. The response date is (...) February 6th, 2018. (More)

⏩ South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy was on CBS’ Face the Nation (...) when he revealed that there are about five FBI employees under investigation (source, includes video).

Jan. 28, 2018


GOP Congressional investigators have written six letters to individuals or entities involved or thought to be involved in the funding, creation or distribution of the salacious and unverified "Trump-Russia dossier" believed to have been inappropriately used by the FBI, DOJ and Obama Administration in an effort to undermine Donald Trump as both a candidate and President of the United States.  (PDF).  Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SCS) wrote six Judiciary Committee letters requesting information from: John Podesta, Donna Brazille, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Robbie Mook, the DNC, and Hillary For America Chief Strategist Joel Benenson. (More)




Newly released text messages between controversial anti-Trump FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveal several leaks of confidential information to Wall St. Journal reporter, Devlin Barrett, who is now with the Washington Post. Following the release of the timestamped texts by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Conservative Treehouse compared the timing of the messages between the agents and tied them to several instances of Barrett breaking news or confirming rumors based on "sources" within the government. (More)

Jan. 25, 2018


Fox News’ Sean Hannity said Wednesday night on “Hannity” that the Justice Department has started recovering some of the missing texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, citing DOJ sources. Federal law enforcement officials had notified congressional committees that a technical glitch affected thousands of FBI cellphones between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017. This meant that 5 months’ worth of texts would be missing from Strzok and Page, both of whom are under scrutiny after it was revealed that the former members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team exchanged anti-Trump texts during the 2016 presidential campaign. Hannity said sources at the DOJ told him they have begun to recover some of the texts from that time period. Specific content from those texts has not been released. (More)

Jan. 24, 2018


Jan. 23, 2018 Sean Hannity update. 

In a new revelation by the Washington Examiner‘s Sarah Westwood, Peter Strzok writes to Lisa Page he had “a sense of unfinished business” that was “unleashed” by the Clinton email case. “Now I need to fix it” Strzok says. Later, expressing the preconceived goal of the Special Counsel -- impeachment, despite of being no "big there there" -- he calls the Russia probe “an investigation leading to impeachment”. Before he joined Mueller’s team two weeks later, Strzok worked on the FBI "Russian collusion" team, so he should know!
Strzok wrote to Page: “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there.”  (More

⏩ A friend of former FBI director James Comey who leaked sensitive FBI memos to The New York Times in the wake of Comey’s firing in 2017 now claims to be Comey’s personal attorney. Daniel Richman, a law professor at Columbia University, told The Federalist via phone on Tuesday afternoon that he was now personally representing Comey. The revelation comes in the wake of news that Comey was interviewed by the special counsel’s office last year.  (More)

⏩ Confused? Mark Meadows explains it all in a self explanatory thread:

⏩ Just in case anyone brings up intent, Gowdy said today he saw Strzok and Page discussing getting rid of texts in a printout of the messages.

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