Skip to comments.President Trump May Be Preparing A Little Surprise Of His Own
Posted on 09/09/2018 10:07:49 PM PDT by MaxistheBest
Chris Wallace says that the Woodward Book, the anonymous NYT op-ed, and Obamas fiery speech were a 1-2-3 Punch combination on Trump this week. But the word is that President Trump may be about to launch a devastating counterattack. It certainly looks that way.
The word is that the White House legal team is examining the original FISA Court application and renewal applications for the warrant to surveil Carter Page. As President Trump considers declassifying the 20 pages of these documents that were released completely (or heavily) redacted this summer, as many in Congress have requested, the White House wants to be certain that if anything needs to remain redacted, it will. Otherwise, the documents will be ready for declassification.
Trump alludes to it in a recent tweet:
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy - & they dont know what to do. The Economy is booming like never before, Jobs are at Historic Highs, soon TWO Supreme Court Justices & maybe Declassification to find Additional Corruption. Wow!
7:19 AM - Sep 6, 2018 128K 67.2K people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy During an interview last week with Vince Coglianese and Saagar Enjeti of The Daily Caller, Trump was asked, Do you think youre going to be declassifying the FISA documents that have been targeting your campaign? His answer was somewhat cryptic.
Well, were looking at it very seriously right now because the things that have gone on are so bad, so bad. I mean they were surveilling my campaign. If that happened on the other foot, they wouldve considered that treasonous. They wouldve considered that spying at the highest level. Can you imagine if we were doing that to Obama instead of Obama and his people doing that to us? Everybody wouldve been in jail for the next 500 years. Okay? Can you believe it, where they paid this guy millions of dollars, it turned out? If you look at all of the things that are happening.
Investigative reporter and journalist Sara A. Carter wrote that she has been told by numerous sources that the 20 pages of redacted material from these documents are expected to be declassified. The DOJ has been vehemently opposed to declassifying this information. Congressional members and investigators who have viewed the unredacted documents claim that they reveal explosive information about the FBIs handling of the Trump-Russia investigation, according to sources. Why else would the DOJ fight so hard against their declassification?
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) appeared on Hannity recently and said, The remaining classified documents regarding Page need to be declassified because there is exculpatory evidence the judges should have been presented with this exculpatory evidence that the FBI and DOJ had.
Another Congressional official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said, All these documents will expose how the FBI handled this investigation and give clarity to the public. The American people deserve to know the truth and our country needs to move on.
The importance of DOJ official Bruce Ohrs role in this saga has only recently been uncovered. It was revealed that Ohr was in frequent communication by email and text with Christopher Steele and also met with him on numerous occasions, both before and after the FBI fired Steele for speaking to the media. Following Steeles termination, the FBI wanted to continue receiving his information and counted on Ohr to provide it. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said:
The first guy that Bruce Ohr speaks to after meeting with Steele is Andy McCabe. Ohr calls him up a day or two later and meets with McCabe and Lisa Page.
So all the key people at the FBI know whats going on before they take the dossier into the court. They know the full details of the dossier, they know who wrote it, who paid for it and we dont believe they conveyed any of that critical information to the FISA Court
It was reported that a grand jury has been impaneled to investigate former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Although it will likely be a lengthy process, it will be interesting to see if McCabe agrees to turn against his former colleagues in exchange for leniency.
Another new and noteworthy piece of the puzzle involves the relationship between Bruce Ohr and Andrew Weissmann, who is the Mueller teams lead prosecutor. In 2016, Weissmann was the chief of the DOJs criminal fraud division.
According to Fox News Catherine Herridge, Weissmann was kept in the loop by Ohr about his contact with Steele and the FBI, according to the report.
Earlier this year, Sara Carter reported that:
Before Weissmann was appointed to the Special Counsel, he arranged a meeting with AP journalists investigating Paul Manafort and his Ukrainian business dealings. On April 11, 2017 Weissmann, the AP reporters and several FBI officials Weissmann brought into the meeting met with the reporters.
On April 12, the AP published the explosive expose on Manafort.
According to sources who spoke with this news outlet, the meeting was attended by three different litigating offices. Two employees from the U.S. Justice Department and the other representative was from the U.S. Attorneys office, according to the sources. FBI agents also attended the meeting, law enforcement sources confirmed.
At the time Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, and chief Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores also declined to comment.
According to sources, FBI officials at the meeting complained about Weissmanns failure to follow protocol with journalists. They issued a formal complaint against him to the Justice Department, as they were concerned the meeting with the journalists could harm the ongoing probe into Russias involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
The interrelationships in Washington are almost incestuous. Everyone who has spent any serious time in the city knows almost everyone else in some capacity. This is why the law states that The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government. The selection of Robert Mueller, who has spent his entire career working for the US Government, actually violated the law.
So, once again, we are left to wait. Labor Day has past and the midterm elections are two months away. Does Trump release the documents that the deep state has fought so hard to keep classified? If so, when? Now, or does he wait for an October surprise?
Monica Crowley ✔ @MonicaCrowley No wonder we're now getting a fierce new flurry of anti-Trump attacks
Sara A. Carter ✔ @SaraCarterDC ***EXCLUSIVE*** Trump May Declassify the 20 FISA Docs Congress Wants https://saraacarter.com/president-trump-may-declassify-the-20-fisa-docs-congress-wants/
I'm sure when he releases the paperwork he'll have Kelly, Mattis and various heads from the intelligence agencies signing off on it, that there is no national security issues and to make it bulletproof they will have a few lines redacted for effect.
This is going to be the bomb over Hiroshima!
I hear Harry Reid was quite the boxer and Hillary Clinton was a pugilist..
I still want to know who dotted Harry’s eye LOL
I hear that Harry Reid wears boxers and that Hillary Clinton is the ugliest.
I have to be a contrarian. Declassifying that stuff is fine but I fail to see how it’s a knock out punch against anyone.
My bet? Just another “May do” in a field of ‘May Dos”. Talk..no walk
Of course they wouldn’t have revealed anything to undermine the charges being made, the seriousness of the charges would be likely undermined if they had.
And you just can’t run a witch hunt without someone proverbially screaming about mysterious pinching sensations.
“This is going to be the bomb over Hiroshima! “
Hopefully more like Tsar Bomba.
I tend to agree. Stuff gets released and no one gets prosecuted, if they’re deep state/libtard.
They could declassify a note from Obama detailing the hit on Rich at the request of Hillary and Podesta and the Left would not care one jot. Trump is bad, he says mean things in a not civil way.
Release all of Anthony Weiners and Hillary Clintons emails-without any redactions.
If only we had an honest DOJ.
Depends on whos in it and what they did. Fire Rosenf..k for cause.
Same here! My money is on the LV Mob who wanted a fresh Patsy in the seat.
Work out band snapped.. Yeah, right.
That skinny twerp couldn’t possibly even stretch one of those.
I was just thinking about this the other day while watching the Kavanaugh hearings because I sure didn’t miss that little loudmouth.
All I think this does is bring the idea of a 2nd prosecutor into the picture...strictly going after FISA abuses. Basically, it’d mean White House appointees under Obama, with DoJ/FBI folks....facing some serious charges.
I am fascinated with Ohr.
Ohr? Seriously? “the Ear”
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