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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2018, 11:22:37 AM »

Looks like Mueller's team was leaking to the press prior to the election.   

Seems ironic that the government team that was formed to look into a government meddling in our election had members that were meddling in the same election.    I guess these folks had prior experience on their resume.

   

FBI agents' text messages spur congressional probe into possible news leaks

Republican-led House and Senate committees are investigating whether leaders of the Russia counterintelligence investigation had contacts with the news media that resulted in improper leaks, prompted in part by text messages amongst senior FBI officials mentioning specific reporters, news organizations and articles.

In one exchange, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page engaged in a series of texts shortly before Election Day 2016 suggesting they knew in advance about an article in The Wall Street Journal and would need to feign stumbling onto the story so it could be shared with colleagues.

“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.

“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”

The text messages, which were reviewed by The Hill, show the two FBI agents discussed how they might make it appear they innocently discovered the article, such as through Google News alerts.

“I can get it like I do every other article that hits any Google News alerts, seriously,” Strzok wrote, adding he didn’t want his team hearing about the article “from someone else.”

Strzok played a key role in the early Russia election meddling probe before he was removed last summer by special counsel Robert Mueller for exchanging text messages critical of President Trump, then still a candidate, with Page.


http://thehill.com/homenews/house/368003-fbi-agents-text-messages-spur-congressional-probe-into-possible-news-leaks
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2018, 04:44:39 PM »

And the republicans are allowing these same criminals to try to drag up crap on Trump..
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2018, 10:23:06 AM »

The democrats are good..They always accuse the republicans of doing what they did before the republicans can make a claim,.  Then it's looked at as sour grapes if the republicans want to investigate..
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« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2018, 01:04:05 PM »

The previous Administration weaponized the IRS to go after political foes and hacked computers of the Legislative Branch/reporters without retribution.   

It is not stretch to consider that they would use the intel community against the incoming Administration.
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« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2018, 05:33:29 PM »

The previous Administration weaponized the IRS to go after political foes and hacked computers of the Legislative Branch/reporters without retribution.   

It is not stretch to consider that they would use the intel community against the incoming Administration.

If the FBI wasn't weaponized - it was at least "re calibrated" to re-write laws for Democrats so they didn't have to pursue charges, and go after Trump - because the agents assigned didn't want him as a boss.

Scary stuff!
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« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2018, 05:53:55 PM »

That seems reasonable. Nobody wanted Trump. He had a reputation most didn't like. Politicians and bureaucrats liked things just like they were. No accountability whatsoever..
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« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2018, 03:06:25 PM »

Reports are coming out that Comey did use Hillary's Russian dossier to obtain his FISA Court warrant to spy on the Trump team.

The unverified dossier alleging connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians was used as evidence by the FBI to gain approval from a secret court to monitor members of Trump’s team, this reporter has learned.

A large portion of the evidence presented in the salacious 35-page dossier put together by former British spy Christopher Steele, has either been proven wrong or remains unsubstantiated. However, the FBI gained approval nevertheless to surveil members of Trump’s campaign and “it’s outrageous and clearly should be thoroughly investigated,” said a senior law enforcement source, with knowledge of the process.

Multiple sources told this reporter that the dossier was used along with other evidence to obtain the warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as FISC. The sources also stressed that there will be more information in the coming week regarding systemic “FISA abuse.”

“(The dossier) certainly played a role in obtaining the warrant,” added another senior U.S. official, with knowledge of the dossier. “Congress needs to look at the FBI officials who were handling this case and see what, if anything, was verified in the dossier. I think an important question is whether the FBI payed anything to the source for the dossier.”

https://saraacarter.com/2018/01/10/was-the-dnc-clinton-campaign-funded-dossier-used-to-obtain-trump-fisa-warrant/



This small news item seems more significant in light of recent details.


Trey Gowdy: Samantha Power testified that intel officials made 'unmasking' requests in her name

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trey-gowdy-samantha-power-testified-that-intel-officials-made-unmasking-requests-in-her-name/article/2637844
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« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2018, 05:20:48 PM »

How much does this "Russia Collusion" fairy tale stink?

It makes Watergate look like Jay Walking.

And even as the DNC's fingerprints and the Obama Politicized FBI become more and more apparent - the former Organizer and Chief still feels qualified to criticize the sitting President at every turn.

What a clown Obama was and is.
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« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2018, 09:08:11 PM »

I'm still thinking everyone reluctant to push back on dems vary hard on all the Justice dept and FBI illegal activities. If they dig deep enough it will have Obama's finger ptrints all over it. I think they would let it ride rather than put a president and sec of state in prison..
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« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2018, 09:48:39 PM »

The first Uranium One indictments were unsealed on Friday:

Former President of Maryland-Based Transportation Company Indicted on 11 Counts Related to Foreign Bribery, Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Executive Allegedly Paid Bribes to a Russian Official So His Company Could Win Highly Sensitive Nuclear Fuel Transportation Contracts

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-president-maryland-based-transportation-company-indicted-11-counts-related-foreign
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« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2018, 06:54:46 AM »

Bribing governments is the only way to become successful
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