Foolishness and betrayal of our country have served to reveal dangers within our present condition. Misplaced corrective action, regardless of intent, is neither safe nor wise. The intelligence apparatus was weaponized against our candidate by those who controlled the levers of government. This is what AG Bill Barr needs to explain to the nation.
The position of Bill Barr today is a direct result of decisions made by the DOJ in the Fall of 2017 & Summer of 2018. The events surrounding the leaking of the FISA warrant used against U.S. person Carter Page, and the 2018 DOJ decision not to prosecute SSCI Security Director James Wolfe for those leaks, was the fork in the road moment for the DOJ.
Attorney General Jeff Session was recused, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein was in charge and the Mueller investigation was ongoing. That was when the DOJ made a decision not to prosecute Wolfe for leaking classified information. DC U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu signed-off on a plea deal where Wolfe plead guilty to only a single count of lying to the FBI.
If the DOJ had pursued the case against Wolfe for leaking the FISA application, everything would have been different. The American electorate would have seen evidence of what was taking place in the background effort to remove President Trump. We would be in an entirely different place today if that prosecution or trial had taken place.
Three 2018 events revealed the Wolfe issue:
EVENT ONE – On February 9th, 2018, the media reported on text messages from 2017 between Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chairman Mark Warner and Chris Steele’s lawyer, a lobbyist named Adam Waldman.
EVENT TWO – Four months after the Mark Warner texts were made public, on June 8th, 2018, another headline story surfaced. An indictment for Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Security Director James Wolfe was unsealed on June 7th, 2018.
EVENT THREE – Slightly less than two months after release of the Wolfe indictment, another headline story. On July 21st, 2018, the DOJ/FBI declassified and publicly released the FISA application(s) used against former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
♦ Later on December 14th 2018 a fourth albeit buried public release confirmed everything. The FBI filed a sentencing recommendation proving it was the Carter Page FISA that was leaked by Wolfe:
HINDSIGHT – What we didn’t know at the time, simultaneous to the decision-making regarding Wolfe, was another (a second) DOJ cover-up effort was taking place surrounding the origin of the Russia-collusion fraud.
To further understand the decision-making of Rosenstein/Liu, as to why they hid the James Wolfe leak it is important to note the DOJ in the Eastern District of Virginia was creating the cover-story to block sunlight on the origin of how Wikileaks gained the leaked DNC emails.
On April 11th, 2019, the Julian Assange indictment was unsealed in the EDVA. From the indictment we discover it was under seal since March 6th, 2018:
The rest is here. Long but thorough
@Greg: Obama Justice Dept and FBI was the most politically corrupt in U.S. history, the corruption of these offices began before his election, but stepped way over the line with the attempted coup.
Oh do list some “facts”
Yeah, sure it was. Because Trump says so.
All known facts suggest otherwise.
@Greg: No because 2 IG reports say so.
Previous scandals say so.
Trump really just gets free rent in all the space in your head.
You dont like your lil favs getting spied on, well your game your rules kinda sucks dont it.
Specifically which rIG eports would those be?
Really? Which Obama administration scandals were those? Bearing in mind that imaginary wrongdoing reported in various propaganda rags and questionable media outlets don’t actually count, of course. For example, after squandering $30 million on multiple Benghazi investigations, republicans came up with no intentional wrongdoing on the part of anybody—and still refuse to accept the conclusions of their own investigative committees.
Maybe you should tally up all of criminal investigations and the felony convictions relating to campaign and administration officials of each administration and make a side-by-side comparison. No doubt this would be constructive.
How about his IRS scandal where he persecuted conservatives? How about him spying on journalists? How about him spying on Trump’s campaign? Those are just a few that relate to your topic. Why would you object to spying? Obama made it appropriate. He made ANYTHING appropriate.
What “convictions” have there been that were not some process crime or something totally fabricated? There’s quite a list of investigations into Democrat corruption currently stacking up. What does that imply?
@Greg: Fast and furious where weapons were used in a Paris disco slaughter. The AG refused to allow congressional oversight and was found in contempt.
Ms. Lynch meeting with the husband of a person under investigation.
Thats 2 of Barrys corrupt scumbag AGs
May 19, 2016 · Judge orders basic ethics training for for as many as 3,000 Justice Department lawyers
Sally Yates, deputy attorney general (fired)
Bruce Ohr, associate deputy attorney general (twice demoted)
David Laufman, counterintelligence chief (resigned)
Rachel Brand, deputy attorney general (resigned)
Trisha Beth Anderson, office of legal counsel for FBI (demoted or reassigned*)
John P. Carlin, assistant attorney general (resigned)
Peter Kadzik, assistant attorney general, congressional liaison (resigned)
Mary McCord, acting assistant attorney general (resigned)
Matthew Axelrod, principal assistant to deputy attorney general (resigned)
Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney, SDNY (fired along with 45 other U.S. Attorneys)
Sharon McGowan, civil rights division (resigned)
Diana Flynn, litigation director for LGBTQ civil rights (resigned)
Vanita Gupta, civil rights division (resigned)
Joel McElvain, assistant branch director of the civil division (resigned)
The FBI holey smokes!
James Comey, director (fired)
Andrew McCabe, deputy director (fired)
Peter Strzok, counterintelligence expert (fired)
Lisa Page, attorney (demoted; resigned)
James Rybicki, chief of staff (resigned)
James Baker, general counsel (resigned)
Mike Kortan, assistant director for public affairs (resigned)
Josh Campbell, special assistant to James Comey (resigned)
James Turgal, executive assistant director (resigned)
Greg Bower, assistant director for office of congressional affairs (resigned)
Michael Steinbach, executive assistant director (resigned)
John Giacalone, executive assistant director (resigned)
That was just up to August of 2018
You can google the IG reports First on operation final exam Clinton skate party
The second on Crossfire Hurricane or spy gate.
@Deplorable Me, #56:
How about checking the actual facts before passing on the unfounded propaganda memes like a virus? The official report revealed that the IRS applied the same enforcement standards to conservative and liberal groups alike; there was simply more inappropriate or unlawful use of tax loopholes on the part of conservative groups—a finding which conservative media outlets of course failed to cover.
You’ve pretty much posted the names from Trump’s Political Enemies Purge List, but there don’t seem to be any criminal charges to go along with them.
@Greg: The “official report” lacked any evidence provided by the groups that were targeted… because the FBI didn’t question any of them. “Don’t ask questions your President doesn’t want to know the answers to”, you know. In fact, conservative groups were targeted and persecuted while liberal groups got expedited service. It’s a bit too early to try and rewrite THAT history, Greg. I happen to be very familiar with it.
Oh. And who, exactly, have the Democrats been pursuing? Even though the Mueller report proved NO collusion with Russia by anyone in Trump’s organization (only Democrats colluded with Russians… AND Ukraine… to try and defeat Trump) yet they’ve been persecuted by Obama’s deep state lackeys.
What could they have done to put them on an enemys list?
The IG did refer at least 1 attorney for prosecution, some didnt renew clearances so couldnt be questioned by the IG. We wait for Durhams report the swamp only lightly drained itself with resignations.
@kitt: For people like Greg, illegal surveillance, hiding and altering evidence is just business as usual.