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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein kicked off post-government life by slamming former FBI Director James Comey, calling him a "partisan pundit" whose firing was justified.

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Rosenstein is the first rat trying to escape the Deep State ship to prison. Rosenstein, Comey, and McCabe are playing 3-way Prisoner's Dilemma. Who gets the deal, who gets the cell? Looks like Rod is moving quickly for the deal.

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#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-14 11:43 PM | Reply

Interesting, like a sports team, the DOJ usually keeps things like this "in the locker room", even if the lawyers involved are no longer with Justice.

I wouldn't be surprised, however, if this is a lead up to Rod's inevitable Book Tour.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-15 11:43 AM | Reply

Rosenstein: just another obsequious bureaucratic apparatchik.

#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-05-15 01:56 PM | Reply

Rosenstein was truly upset by the way Comey violated DOJ policy with his Hillary Clinton exoneration press conference. In this speech he cited the norms Comey violated by accusing Clinton of things that the DOJ wasn't going to charge her for while noting the political ramifications of Comey's actions which helped lead us to today. (Pretty much what Mueller would not do in being more explicit about Trump's intentional criminality in his report)

While I have no idea whether Rosenstein thought that Clinton should be charged or if he was the institutional stickler he's trying to paint himself out to be, he's been pretty clear on his thoughts that Comey went way too far in how he handled the Clinton matter.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-05-15 02:12 PM | Reply

More and More people are speculating that Trump is going to take Rosenstein's pension if he doesn't do as he's told.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-15 02:34 PM | Reply

- (Pretty much what Mueller would not do in being more explicit about Trump's intentional criminality in his report)

Tony, the mind-reader and decoder of thoughts, has never met Mueller, never given access to private notes, and only visited DC once in his life, when he visited the National Zoo to see the panda and the Museum of Natural History, where he had his picture taken in front of the T-rex.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-15 02:38 PM | Reply

The political pressure to make a dramatic lie-filled speech is forcing people to act strangely. There is little chance of honest investigation in this climate.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-15 02:59 PM | Reply

#6

Rosenstein was Mueller's boss, so isn't it logical that his understandings of DOJ policies would dictate what Mueller would turn in to him as work product?

Logic and deductive reasoning have never been your strong suits. You excel in ignorance, willful blindness, and hyperbole.

At least you stay in your lane..., with the short bus riders.

#8 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-05-15 03:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Funny how Rosey agreed with the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, just after it is announced that the DOJ is investigating the mechanics of that investigation. I take all of that to mean that the investigation was justified, and like The Dotard's short-lived election integrity commission the DOJ investigation will find enough to release their report late on a Friday night, while a hurricane is coming aground somewhere on some US coastal location...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2019-05-15 06:39 PM | Reply

"Funny how Rosey agreed with the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election
#9 | POSTED BY CATDOG"

Rosenstein's interest is in himself: self promotion and self preservation. The self promotion aspect lead in 2016 when he thought by wearing a wire and bringing down Trump, he would get his long awaited promotion and national spotlight. His self preservation is kicking in now that he realized he was a duped pawn in Brennan's plan and not the leader he thought.

#10 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-15 11:16 PM | Reply

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"Rosenstein's interest is in himself: self promotion and self preservation. The self promotion aspect lead in 2016 when he thought by wearing a wire and bringing down Trump, he would get his long awaited promotion and national spotlight. His self preservation is kicking in now that he realized he was a duped pawn in Brennan's plan and not the leader he thought."

Rosenstein made the comment about wearing a wire in May 2017 after Comey was fired and months after Brennan had left the CIA, which he did in January 2017 when Trump became president and replaced him with Pompeo.

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-15 11:52 PM | Reply

"Rosenstein made the comment about wearing a wire in May 2017 after Comey was fired and months after Brennan had left the CIA,
#11 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY"

The wire comment came in 2017 but his efforts to take down Trump via FISA abuses, etc started in 2016. Up until he was shot down on his wire comment, he thought he was a leader in the coup. This entire episode was orchestrated by Brennan and continued by his underlings after Trump tossed him to the curb. Brennan will either go prison or flee to Israel. Those are his only 2 options.

#12 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 12:10 AM | Reply

"The wire comment came in 2017 but his efforts to take down Trump via FISA abuses, etc started in 2016. Up until he was shot down on his wire comment, he thought he was a leader in the coup. "

In 2016 Rosenstein was US Attorney for the District of Maryland (in office July 12, 2005 – April 26, 2017).

He became Deputy AG after that:

President Trump nominated Rosenstein to serve as Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice on February 1, 2017. He was one of the 46 United States Attorneys ordered on March 10, 2017, to resign by Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Trump declined his resignation. Rosenstein was confirmed by the Senate on April 25, 2017.

en.wikipedia.org

He took over the Russia investigation after Session's recused himself in March 2017.

en.wikipedia.org

As far as I know, Rosenstein, as US attorney for MD, was not part of the FBI/DOJ investigations into Russian interference in 2016 or in the early months of 2017.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 12:27 AM | Reply

"#13 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY"

Sorry, you are correct. Rosenstein only signed off on the FISA renewals - not the original application. So yes, 2017.

#14 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 12:36 AM | Reply

"Rosenstein only signed off on the FISA renewals "

IOW, valuable information had to be culled to get a renewal, and more valuable information to get another renewal.

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 12:43 AM | Reply

"IOW, valuable information had to be culled to get a renewal, and more valuable information to get another renewal.
#15 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Or, the FBI lied in the renewals like the did in the initial application. Which is what Barr is tasked with investigating. However, the fact the renewal ended without so much of a hint of wrongdoing on Page's part, the burden is now on the FBI to provide the warrants were lawful.

#16 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 12:53 AM | Reply

"Sorry, you are correct. Rosenstein only signed off on the FISA renewals - not the original application. So yes, 2017."

I don't think he would have signed off on the first renewal, which would have come 90 days after the original which was at the end of October 2016 if I'm not mistaken. 90 days later would have been the end January 2017. He may have signed off on the one that came 90 days after that around the end of April 2017.

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 12:54 AM | Reply

"However, the fact the renewal ended without so much of a hint of wrongdoing on Page's part, the burden is now on the FBI to provide the warrants were lawful."

What a steaming pile of crap. The FBI has no "burden" to prove anything to you or anyone else. And your pretense nothing valuable came from the surveilience, specifically because you don't know of anything, is ludicrous on its face.

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 12:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sally Yates signed off on the original FISA warrant and the one in January 2017. Dana Boente signed off on the one in April 2017. If Rosenstein signed off on one, it must have been the one after that.

int.nyt.com

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 01:04 AM | Reply

"What a steaming pile of crap. The FBI has no "burden" to prove anything to you or anyone else.
#18 | POSTED BY DANFORTH"

We will see what Barr has to say about that. Given the 99% approval rate for these type of warrants (which I would argue are unconstitutional to begin with), the ethics expectation behind applying for one need to be much higher than for a simple grand jury, etc. I think Barr realizes that. So, yes, I think the burden will be on the FBI to prove that they were acting 100% to the letter and spirit of the statute. My bet, based on the information that we have already - is that they weren't.

#20 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:05 AM | Reply

"My bet..."

Is worthless, just like the rest of your "predictions". You won't come clean about prior handles; why would anyone believe you'd have the nads to admit being wrong in the future?

So...have you picked out your new name yet?

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:33 AM | Reply

"Is worthless, just like the rest of your "predictions"
#21 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

As are everyone's predictions on this site. However, you are clearly rattled by the Barr investigation and your cognitive dissonance is you admitting to yourself that there are good odds Brennan and Comey go down over this.

#22 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:37 AM | Reply

"As are everyone's predictions on this site. However, you are clearly rattled by the Barr investigation"

I'm not rattled by anything, except chickenschitt posters who make bold-assed predictions expecting to be taken seriously, only to change their handles once the embarrassment gets too much for them.

So who else did you use to be, CS?

#23 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:42 AM | Reply

"there are good odds Brennan and Comey go down over this."

You're an idiot.

#24 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:43 AM | Reply

This pissing match between Rosenstein and Comey is very interesting.

Any ideas as to what has brought this on?

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 10:08 AM | Reply

#25 You mean other than the fact that Rosenstein, at Trump's request, wrote the memo that got Comey fired but that, against Trump's wishes, Rosenstein declined to mention the Russia investigation in that memo?

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 10:18 AM | Reply

Some, who want to believe Comey and Rosenstein are both white hats, have speculated that it's a fake feud between them, a kind of good cop/bad cop routine meant to bolster Rosenstein's cache in Trump's eyes. Personally, I doubt it, but if you are trying to trick a compromised President, who is being blackmailed by the Kremlin, I suppose anything is possible.

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 10:22 AM | Reply

#27 Interesting theory. I don't think it's the case, but it is interesting.

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 10:31 AM | Reply

Brennan and Comey are also pointing fingers at each other.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 11:29 AM | Reply

OMG! You low browed low life knuckle dragging broke as$ putas want me to believe you guys actually paid a subscription to the Wall Street Journal and read the damned article? I believe that as fast as I believed BOAZ served his country AND woke up with his wife sucking his crica for his birthday.

Bah fangool, eh!

#30 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-05-16 02:04 PM | Reply

This pissing match between Rosenstein and Comey is very interesting.
Any ideas as to what has brought this on?

#25 | Posted by JeffJ

State Department note just released (John Solomon) showing Steele Dossier was debunked 10 days before first FISA application.

You need to get out more.

#31 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 04:01 PM | Reply

Personally, I doubt it, but if you are trying to trick a compromised President, who is being blackmailed by the Kremlin, I suppose anything is possible.

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday

Actually:

They were covering up for years of illegal political spying.

Now they're seeing who gets left holding the bag.

They never thought Hillary would lose.

#32 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 04:04 PM | Reply

State Department note just released (John Solomon) showing Steele Dossier was debunked 10 days before first FISA application.
You need to get out more.

#31 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

I'm well aware of the memo. I've been following this story very closely. I don't know that this is the reason for the in-fighting.

They were covering up for years of illegal political spying.
Now they're seeing who gets left holding the bag.

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. I recommend waiting for the IG report to be released before jumping to that conclusion. You sound like all of the Russiageters who were convinced Mueller would bring home the bacon.

They never thought Hillary would lose.

#32 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

That would explain pre-election shenanigans. The Clintons would heavily reward illegal activity if it helped the Clintons. It doesn't explain the motivation to double down after she lost. WAY too much risk and for not much reward. Swamp people have an inflated sense of self-preservation.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 04:10 PM | Reply

I'll throw you a bone:

thehill.com

FTA:

... the FBI failed to adequately inform FISA judges that Steele was working for Trump's rival and had a bias against the GOP nominee, or that his dossier was unverified and contained demonstrably false information


Their concern is heightened by the fact that Steele was working simultaneously as an FBI informant and as a paid researcher for Fusion GPS, the firm hired by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to find Russia dirt on Trump in hopes of defeating him in the election.

#34 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 04:13 PM | Reply

You sound like all of the Russiageters who were convinced Mueller would bring home the bacon.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ

The ---- I do.

#35 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 04:14 PM | Reply

This pissing match between Rosenstein and Comey is very interesting.
Any ideas as to what has brought this on?

#25 | Posted by JeffJ

The Comey vs. Brennan match is even more significant.

Don't tell me: you're in the dark again.

Get off the fence every once in a while. Venture out.

#36 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 04:17 PM | Reply

Throw in Clapper and you've got a game of Cutthroat.

townhall.com

FTA:

James Comey says that in 2016, John Brennan insisted on including the dossier in their IC assessment. But Brennan says: no no, COMEY wanted to use the dossier.

They know the truth is coming. And now they're all throwing each other under the bus.

#37 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 04:21 PM | Reply

It doesn't explain the motivation to double down after she lost. WAY too much risk and for not much reward.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ

The illegal spying and unmasking of Americans was rampant. For years. Remember Clapper spying on Congress?

It is their only only way out.

#38 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 04:31 PM | Reply

I doubt it, but if you are trying to trick a compromised President, who is being blackmailed by the Kremlin, I suppose anything is possible.

#27 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Wow. Gal is clinging to an imaginary turd, wearing tinfoil.

It'll never float, Gal. You're gonna drown.

#39 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 04:36 PM | Reply

Bookmarked. I can't wait to bring this up 2 years from now.

Gal will be embarrassed when confronted with the bassinet she carried that turd around in.

#40 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 04:39 PM | Reply

"Constitutional Crisis!" - Nancy Pants

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism

"It's a National Emergy!" - Donnie Diapers

#41 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-16 04:51 PM | Reply

oh ----! let the finger pointing begin!

#42 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-05-16 05:06 PM | Reply

"The Comey vs. Brennan match is even more significant.
#36 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH "

We need someone with criminal investigatory powers to question Clapper, Comey, Brennan, McCabe, and the Ohrs. We know the stories don't match already. Get them all under oath and on the record so we can start the low hanging perjury charges.

#43 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 05:32 PM | Reply


They know the truth is coming.

#37 | Posted by DixvilleNotch

Blah blah blah....

Says the guy who believes most of Trump's 10,000 lies.

You are just trying to spread another lie.

The FBI's counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign began in July 2016 -- months before the FBI was even alerted to the existence of the Steele dossier.

THE TRUTH is...the Russia investigation would have existed even if the Steele dossier never did. But Trump and Fox News and it's minions are not about to let the facts get in the way of their preferred narrative.

#44 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-16 05:48 PM | Reply

So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) "last in his class" (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

Another day another Lie.

McCain did alert the FBI to the dossier, but he did that in December 2016 -- one month after the presidential election, and five months after the FBI's counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign was first opened.

#45 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-16 05:51 PM | Reply

The first FISA warrant was obtained to retroactively cover the ongoing spying.

The Dossier was known as early as October '16 to be tainted by both the FBI and the State Department before it was used for the first FISA warrant.

The Dossier was all the DNC/Fusion/FBI/State could come up with. 30 months later it is still all they could come up with.

Incoming.

#46 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 06:57 PM | Reply

You are just trying to spread another lie.

#44 | Posted by donnerboy

Says the self-proclaimed 'bitter ender' who hasn't been correct in years.

LOL

#47 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 07:01 PM | Reply

#34 Dix,

That's not a bone. I've already been following Solomon's coverage of this issue.

#48 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 07:02 PM | Reply

I don't know that this is the reason for the in-fighting.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ

You think they are infighting over who gets to bathe in Steele/Mueller glory?

What an odd niche you have carved out here.

LOL

#49 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 07:05 PM | Reply

You sound like all of the Russiageters who were convinced Mueller would bring home the bacon.
#33 | Posted by JeffJ
---
The ---- I do.

#35 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

It's exactly how you sound. At least wait for the IG report before making such declarative statements.

The illegal spying and unmasking of Americans was rampant. For years. Remember Clapper spying on Congress?

It is their only only way out.

#38 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

The unmasking absolutely was rampant and it's something I've railed about. That Samantha Power, UN ambassador, made over a hundred unmasking requests, should be considered criminal on its face. Then, when questioned about it, she claimed that she didn't recall making most of those requests and suggested somebody else did so under her name. That is an astonishing admission and the MSM collective silence over it is deafening.

As for Clapper spying on congress...he was spying on Israel (they spy on us too, BTW) and incidentally caught members of congress's communications with Netnyahou (sp?).

#50 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 07:09 PM | Reply

It's exactly how you sound.

#50 | Posted by JeffJ

Maybe to a guy with the DR's biggest fence post embedded in his backside.

You say you're following the evidence of criminality closely -- you can see the State Department's warnings on the Steele Dossier prior to its use for a FISA warrant, for example -- and you know that declassification of the origination documents is imminent. You see the infighting as the major players stake out shelter and assign blame to each other. But you somehow in the same thread you write that the Mueller Report is going to gain momentum for impeachment.

It's laughably untenable. That's why I stop by. For the laughs.

Thanks.

#51 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 07:19 PM | Reply

How about James Baker telling Isikoff (Steele's circular leaker) that he and other officials were quite worried that Comey appeared to be trying to blackmail President Elect Trump? Is that another sign of the Mueller Report gaining a pulse?

LOL

#52 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 07:34 PM | Reply

Dix,

Again, you've cited NOTHING that I haven't already read.

Here's the thing - I am not saying there was no malfeasance. There might have been.

What I'm saying is the same thing I said every single frisking time a MSM bombshell exploded regarding Russiagate.

Do you remember those bombshells? They exploded a lot and ended up being duds.

I infuriated some DR lefties when I took the stance of waiting for the release of the Mueller report and then let the chips fall where they may.

I got slammed by certain lefties on this site for that position and their criticisms mirror the ones you are making now.

#53 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 10:10 PM | Reply

You're saying you can't tell the difference between an MSM hoax story with no evidence and actual evidence.

You're saying the Mueller Report which memorializes the various hoaxes for which you fell may be gaining momentum towards impeachment. That's an MSM fallacy.

I'm not saying someone is going to start arresting people, although it seems like Durham's investigation -- launched before the next IG report comes public -- may be headed that way.

I'm saying that we are seeing actual primary documents being released that are leading to the infighting of the major players that fed you various hoaxes through the complicit MSM.

If you've been following along you would know the significance of the evidence that is causing the major hoax perpetrators to infight.

#54 | Posted by Dixvillenotch at 2019-05-16 10:22 PM | Reply

You're saying you can't tell the difference between an MSM hoax story with no evidence and actual evidence.

You're saying the Mueller Report which memorializes the various hoaxes for which you fell may be gaining momentum towards impeachment. That's an MSM fallacy.

I'm not saying someone is going to start arresting people, although it seems like Durham's investigation -- launched before the next IG report comes public -- may be headed that way.

I'm saying that we are seeing actual primary documents being released that are leading to the infighting of the major players that fed you various hoaxes through the complicit MSM.

If you've been following along you would know the significance of the evidence that is causing the major hoax perpetrators to infight.

#55 | Posted by Dixvillenotch at 2019-05-16 10:22 PM | Reply

Yeah, well name a lefty on this site that has been right about something in the past two and a half years.

#56 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 10:22 PM | Reply

Everything you've been told by lefties on this matter and most media has been ridiculous --------. By evaluating all the lies you can figure out where the truth might be. These recent documents, along with many you have been missing or ignoring since early on, fit in where the -------- doesn't reach.

More ruh-roh:

BARR: "I've been trying to get answers to the questions and I've found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate and some of the explanations I've gotten don't hang together, in a sense I have more questions today than when I first started."

HEMMER: "What doesn't hang together?"

BARR: "Some of the explanations of what occurred."

HEMMER: "Why does that matter?"

BARR: "People have to find out what the government was doing during that period. If we're worried about foreign influence, for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abuse their power and put their thumb on the scale."

#57 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 10:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

barr is projecting. HE put his thumb on the scale and lied in his 4 page mueller preview.

The only purpose for investigating the investigators is to scare away future investigations, and to seek revenge.

#58 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-16 10:43 PM | Reply

"Wow. Gal is clinging to an imaginary turd, wearing tinfoil.
It'll never float, Gal. You're gonna drown.
#39 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 04:36 PM"

What part of "Personally, I doubt it" don't you understand?

"Bookmarked. I can't wait to bring this up 2 years from now.
Gal will be embarrassed when confronted with the bassinet she carried that turd around in.
#40 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 04:39 PM"

Bookmarked what? That I said "Personally, I doubt it"? Yeah, that will be some gotcha! Of course that won't stop you from pretending I said believe something I specific said I didn't. You are a lying troll, nothing more.

#59 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 10:48 PM | Reply

- and to seek revenge.

That's rich. coming from Team Revenge and #resist 2016

#60 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 10:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

pretending I said believe something I specific said I didn't. You are a lying troll, nothing more.
#59 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

"..but if you are trying to trick a compromised President, who is being blackmailed by the Kremlin..."

Tin foil, fake news, conspiracy and fear mongering.

The troll is you.

#61 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 10:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Clapper was spying on much more than Israel. He was spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee and everyday Americans. Five years after he lied about it, he said the lie was just a mistake -- that he didn't understand the question. It was a simple question, to which the truthful answer turns out to have been 'yes.'

"Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions, of Americans?"

Clapper collected data on anyone and everyone and then sold access to unauthorized third party contractors. You know that, right? And you know that Admiral Rogers put an end to the heinous practice in early 2016?

The Steele Dossier was commissioned to justify the continuation of the Obama admisitrations outrageous spying by providing the cover of a retroactive FISA warrant.

When Hillary lost the 2016 election, Mueller took over the lead of the spying operations. He had every resource he asked for, was never obstructed by Trump, and yet came up empty. His report is not going to gain momentum.

Every honest poster here should know better. So I figure there aren't many honest posters here.

So it goes.

#62 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 10:56 PM | Reply

to seek revenge.

#58 | Posted by Alexandrite

For what? Since he is the Attorney General of the United States he will be seeking justice, no?

Therein lies the rub.

#63 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 10:58 PM | Reply

the title doesn't automatically give one merit, ones
actions do. barr has a history of covering up republican
scandals thats a simple google away.

hes a hack.

#64 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-16 11:02 PM | Reply

Sheeple-troll conveniently ignored my first response to Jeff's question and the one that I endorse:

This pissing match between Rosenstein and Comey is very interesting.
Any ideas as to what has brought this on?
#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 10:08 AM | Reply :

#25 You mean other than the fact that Rosenstein, at Trump's request, wrote the memo that got Comey fired but that, against Trump's wishes, Rosenstein declined to mention the Russia investigation in that memo?
#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 10:18 AM | Reply

I then followed up with speculation I'd seen online from some folks hoping that both Comey and Rosenstein are good guys:

Some, who want to believe Comey and Rosenstein are both white hats, have speculated that it's a fake feud between them, a kind of good cop/bad cop routine meant to bolster Rosenstein's cache in Trump's eyes. Personally, I doubt it, but if you are trying to trick a compromised President, who is being blackmailed by the Kremlin, I suppose anything is possible.
#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 10:22 AM | Reply

#27 Interesting theory. I don't think it's the case, but it is interesting.
#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 10:31 AM | Reply


#65 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 11:03 PM | Reply

papadopolous was the reason for the
fisa warrants, not the steele dossier.

your zombie lie eats brains and refuses to
die.

#66 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-16 11:03 PM | Reply

McCabe says otherwise.

#67 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-16 11:08 PM | Reply

I guess Sheeple is still stinging from the spanking Hans gave him about his predictions that the Dems would lose big time in the 2018 midterms. Looks like he's hoping to embarrass me in the same way Hans embarrassed him. Whatever.

#68 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 11:18 PM | Reply

You believe you won?

LOL

#69 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 11:22 PM | Reply

- I then followed up with speculation

This entire site is predicated on speculation.

and dogma. you just carry the water. am I right?

yup.

#70 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 11:27 PM | Reply

Yup, you're right, Sheeple. No one in the history of the Retort has ever been as right as you about everything. Happy now?

#71 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-16 11:29 PM | Reply

It's not that I'm right, it's that I have integrity.

and a moral compass. which boils down to, well, doing the right thing.

#72 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-17 12:11 AM | Reply

The only purpose for investigating the investigators is to scare away future investigations, and to seek revenge.
#58 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

The original investigation was fraudulent, took two years from the Presidents term, the idea is to never allow that sort of investigation to occur again.

I get the hatred of Trump, you are hate mongers, but why would you want the government to be allowed to spy on political campaigns is beyond my comprehension.

The whole thing was Unamerican, border line treasonous.

#73 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-17 01:03 AM | Reply

#71 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

I would agree with this statement.

#74 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-17 01:04 AM | Reply

BREAKING: The Horowitz IG report is now in staff review and is being briefed to principals - @OANN

May explain why Comey et al are now front and center setting their narratives

Jack Posobiec Tweet
6:38 PM - May 16, 2019

#75 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 01:06 AM | Reply

I guess Sheeple is still stinging from the spanking Hans gave him about his predictions that the Dems would lose big time in the 2018 midterms. Looks like he's hoping to embarrass me in the same way Hans embarrassed him. Whatever.

#68 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday

Notice how "IRAGOLDBERG" (sic) disappeared when Sheeple showed up again?

#76 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-17 01:10 AM | Reply

"The original investigation was fraudulent..."

Only if you believe the FBI should stop surveiling when a Republican campaign member comes into the room.

#77 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 01:17 AM | Reply

"border line treasonous."

Only if you're using Vernon's Dictionary.

#78 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 01:20 AM | Reply

And this Tweet from George Papadopoulos:

The Italian prime minister has suddenly requested resignations from 6 deputy directors of Italian intelligence agencies: DIS, AISI and AISE. This was all after I outed Mifsud in Rome and the president called the Italian prime minister. Italy has flipped and are giving up Brennan.

12:03 PM - May 16, 2019

#79 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 01:23 AM | Reply

"why would you want the government to be allowed to spy on political campaigns is beyond my comprehension."

You're joking, right?

1. The FBI warns the campaigns about Russian attempts to influence.
2. The FBI instructs the campaigns to tell them if Russia tries anything.
3. The FBI continues to surveil Russians, and they keep meeting with members of Team Trump.
4. Team Trump repeatedly denies publicly any and all contacts with Russians; the FBI knows better.

And you can't comprehend why there would be an investigation?!?

#80 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 01:29 AM | Reply

I could comprehend a clean investigation.

Why so dirty?

LOL

#81 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 01:36 AM | Reply

I mean, why not base the investigation on some actual criminal activity?

Gonna have to ask Mueller.

Right after asking him why he didn't examine the DNC server, the Clinton server, nor the Weiner laptop.

Great testimony ahead.

#82 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 01:39 AM | Reply

"I mean, why not base the investigation on some actual criminal activity?"

Republicans not following FBI instructions to inform on Russians fits the bill for me. And if you were being honest and the tables were turned, you'd be screaming and jumping up and down if Team HRC was meeting with the Russians, they were meddling, she was lying about it, and they wanted to help her win.

And if HRC had won a close election with their help, and the FBI had known but HADN'T investigated...your head would've exploded.

#83 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 01:50 AM | Reply

Inform what? You see something in the Mueller Report? Should be there, right?

Why try to defend the indefensible? Comey's himself admitted to Congress long ago that he was riding dirty "due the sensitivity of the matter."

#84 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 01:59 AM | Reply

"Inform what?"

Meeting with Russians. Why play dumb at this point?

"You see something in the Mueller Report? Should be there, right?"

Not necessarily. There are ongoing cases, including over a dozen referrals.

#85 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 02:05 AM | Reply

I'm sorry that your head exploded when Trump won. And when the recounts failed. And when the Hamilton Electors took more electoral college votes from Hillary than any candidate in 200 years. And when Trump took office. And when he fired Comey. And he for us out of Syria. And the stock market hit 26k. And growth hit 3%. And unemployment in all categories hit 50 year lows. And the US became the world's biggest oil producer. On and on.

It's like you guys have gag exploding heads instead of normal heads.

Too easy.

#86 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:05 AM | Reply

"Not necessarily."

*head explodes again*

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

#87 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:07 AM | Reply

Mueller Report recap:

No collusion
No obstruction

No momentum

Yes 'splodey heads.

LOL

#88 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:11 AM | Reply

"You see something in the Mueller Report?"

Actually, yes. There's a line specifically stating not all intelligence culled from Page is contained within, and it refers to ongoing issues.

Did you miss that part?

#89 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 02:12 AM | Reply

You're the dummy, Danforth.

There was no basis for the investigation.

You are a willing bagman, I'll give you that. Probably because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Looks like you are going to have to choose a side on which commie fascist intelligence chief to defend. You might want to wait a few more days before committing further.

Too bad about your head.

*ducks*

#90 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:19 AM | Reply

There's a line......LOL! Too! Too! Funny!

It's like a mad drunk, switching from Vodka to beer to avoid getting drunk.

#91 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-05-17 02:21 AM | Reply

"There was no basis for the investigation"

Riiiiiiiight. And if HRC had won with Russia's help and lied about it, you'd say the same thing, right? Of course you would!!!

"You're the dummy"

Riiiiiight. Meanwhile, you missed page 13 of the Mueller Report:

From its inception, the Office recognized that its investigation could identify foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information relevant to the FBI's broader national security mission. FBI personnel who assisted the Office established procedures to identify and convey such information to the FBI. The FBI's Counterintelligence Division met with the Office regularly for that purpose for most of the Office's tenure. For more than the past year, the FBI also embedded personnel at the Office who did not work on the Special Counsel's investigation, but whose purpose was to review the results of the investigation and to send-in writing-summaries of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information to FBIHQ and FBI Field Offices. Those communications and other correspondence between the Office and the FBI contain information derived from the investigation, not all of which is contained in this Volume.
Emphasis mine. Last laugh, too.

#92 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 02:24 AM | Reply

Yeah. There's a line in the Mueller Report that gives Danforth reason to reset his 'splodey head and get back to blogging.

Night shift maybe pays in *blow*, too.

#93 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:26 AM | Reply

I am sorry but just have to laugh at this and all the minutiae used to keep this fog hat going.

#94 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-05-17 02:27 AM | Reply

We just got to get trump! We just have to get trump! Come on! Follow us we are getting trump, I tell ya, we are getting trump!

Politics at its best!

#95 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-05-17 02:30 AM | Reply

You know what else isn't contained in the Mueller Report. Collusion. Nor obstruction.

*Oh, man. I just can't keep doing this to the poor guy. He must be trying to feed his family by blogging in this wasteland about his glimmer of hope at this hour.*

#96 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Foghat.

Famous for the *Slow Ride*.

Take it easy.

#97 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:33 AM | Reply

Hey Danforth! If the Russians hacked the DNC server shouldn't the FBI have investigated the server instead of outsourcing a report from a DNC crony? Why would the FBI let that crony wipe the server?

Yeah, you're still stuck on that one. Wont get unstuck.

#98 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:39 AM | Reply

Anyhow, great circle-jerking with you. U r best.

#99 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-05-17 02:40 AM | Reply

Only if you believe the FBI should stop surveiling when a Republican campaign member comes into the room.

#77 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

You would have gone on a shooting spree if the Bush administration had even remotely surveilled the Obama campaign over his lifelong ties to Frank Marshall Davis and his adult ties to Bill Ayers.

#100 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-17 10:10 AM | Reply

"You would have gone on a shooting spree if the Bush administration had even remotely surveilled the Obama campaign over his lifelong ties to Frank Marshall Davis and his adult ties to Bill Ayers."

Whatever pretense gets you through the night.

#101 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 11:29 AM | Reply

I can't wait to see the Mexican standoff finale.

I'm betting none survive.

#102 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-17 11:56 AM | Reply

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