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Posted on 02/14/2020 9:23:25 AM PST by Jack Black
Well it's already leaking out so no sense in pussyfooting around it any longer.
All this shiny object nonsense in the MSM right now is a nice distraction but it's not going to last because leaks are still happening, but it's the swamp what do you expect. So all those chasing the monkey over Barr & Trump feuding take a seat.
Durham has been investigating the Obamas response or lack of to Russias election interference in 2016. He's assigned a team to hunt down the reason & proof Brennan and the IC hid the evidence & manipulating analysis about Moscows so called covert operation, to build the narrative that Trump colluded or was colluding at the time.
We all know Trump has attacked the IC that concluded that Russia secretly tried to help him win, and it was contrived just to try and delegitimize his election. So they purposely fostered a narrative seeking to delegitimize his victory.
Trump has been promoting the investigation by Durham, as the means to proving that a deep-state cabal conspired against him.
Durham has been questioning the early actions of the FBI and the IC who acted like they were struggling to understand the scope of Russias scheme, so they would never have to come up with any real proof. Because we all know what a really sneaky bastard Putin is!
However Durham has come to view with suspicion several clashes between analysts at different intelligence agencies over who could see each others highly sensitive secrets, but not all agreeing as CLapper and Brennan portrayed.
Durham has been chasing evidence that the CIA, under Brennan, had a preconceived notion about Russia & was trying to get to a particular result & was nefariously trying to keep other agencies from seeing the full picture so they don't upset the goal.
Brennan had it in his plan to frame Trump as a Russian asset, a Manchurian if you will. Brennan has a genuine hatred for Trump and all he stands for.
So he ran assets overseas and used his point person in Europe to manage the assets directly while Brennan flew all over under at least three different passports dropping bread crumbs to back up the narrative.
Bureaucrats from the FBI and the NSA have been pushing back against Durham the entire time against Durham and his investigators, swamp resistance at it's finest. They claim such an interpretation is wrong and based on a misunderstanding of how the intelligence community functions, which is spook talk for you don't know what we know.
NATSEC officials are typically cautious about sharing their most dark secrets, like source identities, even with other agencies inside the executive branch. Spooks are spooks, and they hold their power by not sharing with their bosses and other agencies.
Durhams questioning is certain to add to accusations that Trump is using the DOJ to go after his perceived enemies, like Brennan, just get ready for that when this story breaks.
Brennan has been an outspoken critic of the president So he just needs to put his big boy ants on and suck it up. Brennan's time in the barrel is coming and it won't be pretty.
Barr coming under attack in recent days over senior intervention to lighten a prison sentencing recommendation by lower-level prosecutors for Stone is just a smokescreen.
The Durham investigation has sent shockwaves throughout the IC & rattled current and former intelligence officers.
There's little to no precedent existing for a criminal prosecutor to review the analytic judgment-making process of the IC, but they brought this shit on themselves, & the FISA abuse fueled this fury to clean house.
Most prosecutors are ill equipped to assess how analysts work, but Durham isn't like most prosecutors. He has put together a team that do know, former spooks, and Durham specializes in corruption.
The bar for making a legal judgment is really high, but the bar for an analytic decision is much lower, & leaves the door open for mischief.
But intelligence people in the know, that are honest realize Durham is now rookie at dealing with the spooks. Remember Durham spent years investigating the CIA over its torture program and its destruction of interrogation video tapes Obama buried his findings and no one was ever charged, and Durham remembers. Durham's final report remains secret to this day.
If you remember who destroyed the tapes, was directly involved in the waterboarding, and walked away clean, after destroying all those tapes, and think about who was Brennan's point person in Europe during Crossfire Hurricane. Put your thinking caps one.
Brennan saved her ass and now she was beholding to him to carry out this hit on Trump. She has some answering to do, and it's not pretty.
Holder and Obama sealed everything, all they wanted was a narrative to release criminals from GTMO. Durham's investigation provided all the excuse Barry needed. Durham to this day, feels like he was used, and he was. It's his only blemish on his record of successes.
Durham is a longtime federal prosecutor who has repeatedly been asked, under administrations of both parties, to investigate accusations of wrongdoing by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Trump appointed him as the United States attorney for Connecticut in 2018, the smartest appointment he made next to Barr.
The DOJ has kept Durhams work under wraps, in meaningful detail, pretty well, considering how many leaks there have been the last 3 years. Durham has been specifically interested in how the IC came up with its analytical judgments, including its assessment that Russia was not merely sowing discord, but specifically sought to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
When Horowitz released his report last year on the FBIs Russia investigation, claiming he found no "documentary" or "testimonial" evidence senior law enforcement & intelligence officials had engaged in a high-level conspiracy to sabotage Trump, it set Durham off.
In a rare case Durham spoke up and I guarantee is sent chills throughout the system, because Durham stays out of the media for a reason, and for him to come forward was a big deal and a sign, shit is about to get real.
Durham and his team have examined all the emails among a small group of intelligence analysts from multiple agencies, including the CIA, FBI and NSA, who worked together to assess the Russian operation. This is that hand picked group Clapper put together to spit out that garbage based on a CrowdStrike report put out a month earlier.
Investigators have interviewed those analysts and their supervisors about the motivations behind several episodes in which some sought access to delicate information from the other agencies and were told initially, at least that they couldn't see it, they stonewalled him.
A big fight was over the identity and placement of a CIA source inside the Kremlin. Analysts at the NSA wanted to know more about him to weigh the credibility of his information.
The CIA was initially reluctant to share details about the Russians identity but eventually gave in when Trump made a phone call and laid down the law. Durham and his boys disagreed about how much weight to give the sources information, and the ICs eventual assessment reflected that division.
But the FBI and the CIA kept claiming with high confidence that Putin was specifically trying to help Trump win the election, the NSA kinda agreed but as Rogers said it had only moderate confidence. Supposedly the informant and his family were extracted from Russia in 2017 and resettled in the US. Notably, the source had initially refused to leave when US officials proposed getting him out for his own safety, raising suspicions about whether he might be a double agent.
They have kept him from Durham and his investigators. Durham is also focused on was a power struggle that centers on a certain data set & the disagreement concerns whether NSA analysts could see the raw information or whether the CIA, before sharing it. The NSA needed to filter the data to mask names & other identifying details about Americans and American organizations. But the CIA was pushing back on all that. It was one of the reason Rogers shut down 702.
Rogers has spent a lot of time in Connecticut and it's not for the great maple syrup. Rogers is a main player in this investigation and it's one of the reasons he couldn't be DNI, because he's the main fact witness in all of this.
The problem is the filtering process involved FVEYs and Brennan was breaching the guidelines imposed by the attorney general.
The rules permit exceptions in cases where the identities are necessary to understand the information, which can lead to disputes about whether that standard has been met.
I'm hearing Powers was hand delivering datasets to foreign people outside FVEY. Her claim of she didn't unmask to 328 people in 2016, is falling short. The three part authentication is hard to fake for a reason. Durham also differs over access to unclassified emails of American officials that the CIA claimed Russian government had previously hacked, including at the White House and State Department.
Durham thinks it was insiders like a lot of other people do, so look for the left to scream conspiracy theory. A foreign allys intelligence service obtained its own copy of the stolen messages and provided drives with another reproduction of them to Durham's investigators, the FBI wanted to look at those files. Durham said not so fast, you had your chance before.
Evidently the ally had came forward in early 2016 and was pushed away by Brennan. Some members of the FBI argued that the Russian hackers chosen focus while the Kremlins election interference operation was gearing up might shed light on that operation.
Brennan & Comey overruled the case agents that knew about all the hard drives. Durham is building a case on possible obstruction and tampering, but there's a problem.
An index of the messages compiled by the foreign ally in 2016 showed up anonymously that they included emails from Barry Obama as well as members of Congress. The crap was soon to hit the fan.
Obamas counsel, Neil Eggleston decided that investigators should not open all these drives Brennan & Comey had sat on, citing executive privilege and the possibility of a separation-of-powers uproar if the FBI sifted through lawmakers private messages.
One problem in making sense of these disputes between the intelligence agencies nearly four years later, is that officials did not caveat their emails with detailed descriptions of their motivations and rationales for balking.
That has left the messages open to multiple potential readings. The analysts could have been engaged in standard bureaucratic behavior like obeying the filtering process or hoarding sensitive information. Or perhaps they were trying to cover something up.
Durham and his team are looking for any potential basis to support making the latter reading, of a coverup. Durham has been fighting corruption his entire career and is really suspect.
This is the reason they sent for the Obama archives. And what did we find out a week ago? A bunch of Barry's archive files are missing. Imagine that.
So Durham is asking questions aimed at understanding how analysts reached their conclusion & who drove that process, & whether & how information from foreign governments or the CIA played any role in stoking suspicions at the FBI about Trump campaign links to Russia.
Standards issued by the ODNI require analysts to follow procedures aimed at ensuring objective, neutral and independent evaluations of the facts. Durham knows they weren't back in 2015-2016, he just has to prove it to make it stick.
Durham has interviewed past & present 7th floor FBI and field agents who worked on the bureaus Russia investigation, Crossfire Hurricane, and the team of special counsel who took over the inquiry, including Mueller. They have also interviewed numerous CIA analysts.
Durham and his team also interviewed around a half-dozen current and former officials and analysts at the NSA, including as I said before Michael S. Rogers, last summer and again last fall.
But Durham has not interviewed Comey, McCabe or Brennan. He's not wasting time, because they have all lied under oath already.
Durham has requested Brennans emails, call logs and documents from the CIA to learn what he told other officials, including Comey, about his and the CIAs views of the Steele dossier.
This entire pushback from day one started in the IC just like Chuckie warned, and has carried over because there's so much swamp. This makes Rudy taking down the five families in NYC look like arresting the girl scouts.
Keep watching for the MSM to spin this as it comes out as Trump is retaliating, it's all a conspiracy theory, all the same old bullshit but it's coming.
If you recall Johnny Ratcliffe and Gowdy both saying someone needs to look at the emails between Comey and Brennan, it reveals a lot. Well this is what Durham is after.
It's always the cover up that gets them caught FOR EVERYONE THAT KEEPS ASKING ABOUT OR MENTIONING THE DURHAM REPORT
US Attorneys don't write reports
As I stated further up the thread, this takedown will make the takedown of the five families of NYC look like arresting the girl scouts.
It took Rudy years to build that case. I think Durham is doing a fantastic job
All the cynics says I'll believe it when I see it... 🖕 Durham will go down in history as the new Frank Church, except Durham isn't a politician he's a prosecutor
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I had forgotten the Rudy Guiliani was the Prosecutor who took down the Five Mafia Families in New York City.
It was an historically successful disruption of a network that had been viewed as just too powerful to ever take on.
A natural for taking on the Dem Swamp network.
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It's been vitally important to me that someone be held accountable for everything that has gone on here, but so far their is no sign of it.
So, I really enjoyed this article, but have no way to vouch for it's authenticity. The fact that McCabe has apparently been given a clean Bill of Health is disheartening, to say the least.
This article, however, cheered me up. See what you think.
Posted just as news that the DOJ declines to prosecute McCabe breaks...
To me the failure to prosecute the obviously guilty McCabe is a bad sign.
McCabe was the “low hanging fruit” who LIED and is used often as an example of corruption by conservatives.
The good guys had better get going (Durham and Barr). But if they are Sessions style wimps or Deep State good ol’ boys then the anti-civil war II side will have lost its ammo belt in the river.
The D-J hit the news this morning that they will not induct McCabe....maybe not yet anyway????
Indict....Stoopid smell check.
Yeah right! Talk is the only cheap thing coming out of the cesspool called Washington. Every turd that floats to the top has some opinion. They also have an anus and that stinks too.
Yeah, that's sad news. I"m not sure what to make of it. I would assume that there is a strong institutional bias against indicting the former head of the DoJ or FBI because it throws both organizations into disrepute. (Of course, for a lot of us, failing to indict them throws them into more disrepute).
But if, for instance, the head of the FBI is indicted then every criminal defense attorney who is defending someone arrested by the FBI will have a Q&A that sounds like this:
Agent Bluenose, who was your supervisor at that time? <> And, Agent Bluenose, who did your supervisor report to at that time?
And who was the head of the FBI at that time?
Agent Bluenose, did you believe that the directions you received from the person you have testified was at the top of your chain of command were lawful?
Do you still feel that way in light of his conviction, Agent Bluenose?
They would very much like to avoid that.
EVEN if this was on the up and up, and given that the following
*Deep Stroke and Pageboy
*any of the leakers or the news media who got the leaks
have NOT been prosecuted, the record suggests Barrstool/Durham will do nothing.
But let’s say Durham really is doing this level of investigation-—just for the sake of argument.
It will be VERY VERY DIFFICULT to prosecute anyone for “information analysis” (which they can claim) as opposed to sedition or obstruction of justice. The culprits can just say, “no, we were only just interpreting information.” I think even IF Durham is legit, proving intention and a “crime” here would be under the best of circumstances incredibly hard.
I see more of a “decline to prosecute” in the future.
I think that is just him getting a bit of political fodder while throwing the minnows out of the net.
And do you not wonder if Rudy had some help from someone who is now needing help in taking down a cabal that makes the MOB players look like rookies.
The midterms are safe.
Trust the plan.
Thank you for the ping! I’m going to read and re-read this quite a bit today. It’s a lot to dwell upon and contemplate.
I am wondering about the end game also. Could have asked for emails two years ago. Unmasking has been know for 3 years or more. I recently saw that IG Horowitz was present in meetings with DS while Obama was on his way out. He had to know what was taking place. Also, IG Atkinson is neck deep in everything. He has changed positions to help cover up. How many of the DS are still employed by the Gov’t.? Ohr, Boente, Baker, Whistleblower, vindmans, etc..
When does Gpwdy start working for POTUS? Seems like that may be important.
I haven’t been a naysayer, but with the announcement that McCabe is off the hook, well, I am beginning to think they are all going to get away with it.
Here is a good article from today that backs that twitter thread up pretty good... https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/durham-scrutinizing-john-brennans-handling-of-russian-interference-in-2016
I’m hoping against hope that McCabe took a deal not to prosecute him in exchange for EVERYTHING.
I’d like a flying car, too.
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