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British court rules against Christopher Steele, orders damages paid to businessmen named in dossier

Court rules Steele's firm violated Britain's data privacy law by failing to aggressively check allegations in his dossier

https://justthenews.com/accountabil...court-rules-against-christopher-steele-orders

Justice Mark Warby of the High Court of England and Wales ordered Steele’s firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, to pay a modest 18,000 English pounds – about $22,596 in American currency – each to Petr Aven and Mikhail Fridman as compensation for a violation of Britain’s Data Protection Act 1998 .

Warby ruled that while Steele had a national security interest to share his intelligence with U.S. and British authorities, several of the allegations in Memo 112 of the Steele dossier were “inaccurate or misleading as a matter of fact.”
 

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New Steele evidence strengthens Durham prosecution as frustration over inaction grows

https://justthenews.com/accountabil...teele-evidence-strengthens-durham-prosecution

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It also introduced new incontrovertible evidence that bolsters Attorney General William Barr's and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into whether the FBI engaged in misconduct and criminally deceived the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to win permission to spy on the Trump campaign.

Buried in Justice Mark Warby’s ruling were several new pieces of evidence that answer long lingering questions about just what the FBI knew, and when it knew it.

For instance, Congressional Republicans have long questioned when exactly the FBI knew that Steele’s dossier was a product ordered up for the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic Party. After all, the bureau never revealed the connection to the FISA court despite its central relevance to the motives of the dossier.

Warby’s lengthy ruling unearthed a gem of new evidence to answer the question: Steele kept his own notes of what he told FBI agents the first time he met them on July 5, 2016 in London to discuss his anti-Trump Russia research.

And, Warby revealed, the notes make clear that Steele told his FBI handlers from the get-go that the dossier’s “ultimate client were (sic) the leadership of the Clinton presidential campaign.”

So the FBI knew immediately that the dossier it used to justify a FISA warrant targeting the Trump campaign was a political opposition research product designed to help Clinton defeat her Republican opponent and did not divulge the connection.

That’s not all that Warby’s decision provided to American investigators.

The ruling discloses that officials at the State Department where Hillary Clinton had served as secretary of state were uniquely involved in Steele’s efforts to bring the dossier to attention, including Mrs. Clinton’s former Russia expert Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Clinton's successor as secretary of state John Kerry and Joe Biden’s former national security adviser Tony Blinken.

Steele “elaborated, by explaining that his understanding in July 2016 was that the FBI officer he met had cleared his lines with the Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland,” the judge disclosed.

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“Mr Steele agreed. He did so on the understanding that Mr Talbott had been speaking to the US Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ms Nuland, who knew of the Dossier and its broad content; and that the individuals whom Mr Talbott was due to meet included the then US Deputy Secretary of State, Tony Blinken,” the court added.

The British evidence continues, noting that Steele openly admitted he was leaking to the news media while working for the FBI.

“Mr Steele admits briefing journalists about Orbis’ work, and the documentary evidence and cross-examination make it clear that, in and after late September 2016 he was heavily and enthusiastically involved in doing so,” the judge wrote.

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Finally, Steele admitted in the court proceedings that he did little to verify information he got from sources and gave to the FBI unfiltered and unvetted. In fact, the court dissected just one of the many memos that made up Steele’s dossier and found five factually inaccurate, unverified statements.

Warby even admonished Steele for passing along allegations such as bribery without doing due diligence, saying such allegations “clearly called for closer attention, a more enquiring approach, and more energetic checking.”

That admonition clearly extended to the FBI, who certified to the FISA court that evidence it plucked from Steele’s dossier to support the FISA warrant was “verified.” It was not. And determining it wasn’t verified proved easy, as the judge showed. Steele readily admitted it when questioned.



Ladies and gentlemen, this is the "smoking gun".
 
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FBI Man at the Heart of Surveillance Abuses Is a Professor of Spying Ethics


https://www.realclearinvestigations...4382.html?mc_cid=6480acd270&mc_eid=d0a8fb0592

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The senior FBI analyst, Brian J. Auten, has taught the course at Patrick Henry College since 2010, including the 11-month period in 2016 and 2017 when he and a counterintelligence team at FBI headquarters electronically monitored an adviser to the Trump campaign based on false rumors from the dossier and forged evidence.

Auten, identified by congressional sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, never confirmed the most explosive allegations in the dossier compiled by ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, cutting a number of corners in the verification process, Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz pointed out in his December report on FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

By January 2017, the lead analyst had ample evidence the dossier was bogus. Auten could not get sources who provided information to Steele to support the dossier’s allegations during interviews. And collections from the wiretaps of Trump aide Carter Page failed to reveal any confirmation of the claims. Auten even came across exculpatory evidence indicating Page was not the Russian asset the dossier alleged, but was in fact a CIA asset helping the U.S. spy on Moscow.

Nonetheless, he and the FBI continued to use the Steele material as a basis for renewing their FISA monitoring of Page, who was never charged with a crime.

Auten did not respond to requests for comment, and the FBI declined to comment.
 

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This is such an American travesty. It blows Watergate out of the water(ha) but half of America closes their eyes and ears to it and in that regard I say they are complicit.
 

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Hypocrisy of the left media. No reporting at all. Schills.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/network-newscasts-skip-sally-yates-comey-hearing

Network evening newscasts skip Sally Yates admitting James Comey went 'rogue' with Flynn interview

'Another example of the broadcast networks covering up the degree of corruption in the Russia investigation,' news analyst says

Brian Flood10 hours ago

Sally Yates says James Comey blindsided her with Michael Flynn interviewVideo
Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday then-FBI Director James Comey went “rogue” when probing then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn in January 2017 – but anyone who relies on the evening newscasts of NBC, CBS or ABC may have missed it.

ABC’s “World News Tonight,” NBC’s “Nightly News” and “CBS Evening News” all skipped the story, according to the Media Research Center.

MRC news analyst Nicholas Fondacaro, who monitors broadcast news coverage, called it “another example of the broadcast networks covering up the degree of corruption in the Russia investigation,” as Yates told the committee she was upset upon learning Comey interviewed Flynn without her authorization.

“Instead of reporting on Yates’s shocking testimony, all three networks boasted how former Vice President Joe Biden decided to give his convention speech from the safety of his basement in Delaware,” Fondacaro wrote.


Viewers missed an interesting exchange when committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Yates about the circumstances surrounding the interview, particularly the actions of Comey.

Graham on Yates testimony: It was a bad day for Jim ComeyVideo
"I was upset that Director Comey didn't coordinate that with us and acted unilaterally," Yates said.

"Did Comey go rogue?" Graham asked.

"You could use that term, yes," Yates agreed.

Yates said she also took issue with Comey for not telling her that Flynn's communications with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were being investigated and that she first learned about this from President Barack Obama during an Oval Office meeting. Yates said she was "irritated" with Comey for not telling her about this earlier.

Fondacaro noted that ABC, NBC and CBS also “blacked out how Comey conceded the FBI had deceived the FISA courts with their warrant applications” during a 2019 interview with “FOX News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.

Another frequent topic of conversation at the hearing was the FBI's use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to conduct surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The Justice Department Inspector General's office concluded that there were several omissions and inaccuracies in the FBI's warrant applications, including relying on the unverified dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele as opposition research for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Yates denied knowing that the FISA warrant applications had problems when she signed off on them. She also denied knowing that her own deputy, Bruce Ohr, had facilitated meetings between Steele and the FBI.

Meanwhile, political pundit and communications strategist Drew Holden took followers on a “trip down memory lane” with a lengthy Twitter thread of “bad Carter Page takes" in light of what Yates had testified.

“Believing the stuff represented in the thread below led journalists into the worst professional fiasco of our time,” Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume wrote.
 

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Steven Schrage was just on Sunday Morning Futures with bombshell interview and RECORDING. He’s been interviewed by Durham. Told Durham he’s going public with info because it needs to be out BEFORE the election.

To this day the 4 named have not been interviewed and someone is covering big time. This puts the spotlight on now.

I’ll hunt for a link to the show.
 

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Sounds absolutely "breathtaking"

Not to you.

You are perfectly content with abhorrent violations of individuals Constitutional rights. You’ve made that abundantly clear on many occasion.

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As close as we can get, for now, to the ground floor of their pathetic coup attempt.

https://youtu.be/2O1Nxx0TQWE
 

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Things ratcheting up!!!!

https://justthenews.com/accountabil...rman-subpoenas-fbi-director-ex-state-official

Senate chairman subpoenas FBI Director, ex-State official as Russia-Ukraine probe intensifies

A powerful Senate committee chairman has subpoenaed FBI Director Chris Wray and a former State Department official in an intensifying investigation into possible U.S. corruption in Russia and Ukraine and declared there is evidence Joe Biden's family engaged in a "glaring conflict of interest."

Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson announced the actions Monday, strongly accusing Democrats of levying false allegations against him and other GOP investigators to distract from the evidence his committee has gathered about Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine.

"We didn't target Joe and Hunter Biden for investigation; their previous actions had put them in the middle of it," Johnson wrote in a letter released Monday that provided a detailed timeline of Joe Biden's Ukraine policy actions and his son's hiring with the Ukraine natural gas company Burisma Holdings.

"Many in the media, in an ongoing attempt to provide cover for former Vice President Biden, continue to repeat the mantra that there is 'no evidence of wrongdoing or illegal activity' related to Hunter Biden's position on Burisma's board," the senator wrote. "I could not disagree more."

Johnson noted evidence gathered by his committee showed Joe Biden met with his son's business partner, Devon Archer, in April 2014 and within a month the vice president then visited Ukraine and both his son Hunter and the business partner were put on the Burisma board as the firm faced multiple corruption investigations.

"Isn't it obvious what message Hunter's position on Burisma's board sent to Ukrainian officials?" Johnson asked. "The answer: If you want U.S. support, don't touch Burisma. It also raised a host of questions, including: 1) How could former Vice President Biden look any Ukrainian official (or any other world leader) in the face and demand action to fight corruption? 2) Did this glaring conflict of interest affect the work and efforts of other U.S. officials who worked on anti-corruption measures?"

You can read Johnson's letter here.

2020-08-09 RHJ letter re Investigation history purpose goals 1805.pdf
Sources familiar with Johnson's investigation say the committee has secured testimony from at least one State Department official who worked in Ukraine saying the Bidens' conduct created the appearance of a conflict of interest and undercut U.S. efforts to fight corruption in Kiev.

Johnson also divulged that late last week he issued a formal subpoena to Wray demanding he immediately surrender records from the Russia collusion probe that the committee has been seeking for months.

The subpoena gives Wray until 5 p.m. on Aug. 20 to comply and demands all records from the probe known as Crossfire Hurricane, including those provided for a damning report by the Justice Department inspector general.

You can view the subpoena here

FBI Subpoena 20200806.pdf
Johnson also announced his committee has prepared a subpoena for Jonathan Winer, a former Obama State Department official who had extensive contact with British intelligence operative Christopher Steele, the author of a flawed dossier that helped propel the FBI probe into now disproven Trump-Russia collusion.

"Mr Winer's counsel has not responded since Thursday as to whether he would accept service of the subpoena," Johnson said. "If he does not respond by tomorrow, we will be forced to effect service through the U.S. Marshals. More subpoenas can be expected to be issued in the coming days and weeks."

Johnson and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley have been pursuing a two-track investigation for more than two years, examining both failures and corruption in the FBI's Russia probe as well as the issue of the Bidens' conflicts in Ukraine.

As the 2020 election draws nearer and the committee's evidence mounts in the Biden portion of the probe, Democrats have repeatedly attacked Johnson and Grassley accusing them of accepting evidence with Ukrainian officials tied to Russia.

In his letter, Johnson adamantly denies he has talked with or received documents from the Russian-tied Ukrainians, accusing Democrats like Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut of knowingly fomenting disinformation.

"The only problem with their overblown handwringing is that they all knew full well that we have been briefed repeatedly, and we had already told them that we had NOT received the alleged Russian disinformation," Johnson wrote. "The very transparent goal of their own disinformation campaign and feigned concern is to attack our character in order to marginalize the eventual findings of our investigation."

Johnson's letter identifies 14 questions he believes Joe Biden should answer and said the dealings documented by his committee — all from U.S. government documents — follow a larger pattern of family members appearing to cash in on the vice president's policymaking.

"The appearance of family profiteering off of Vice President Biden’s official responsibilities is not unique to the circumstances involving Ukraine and Burisma," the senator wrote. "Public reporting has also shown Hunter Biden following his father into China and coincidentally landing lucrative business deals and investments there.

"Additionally, the former vice president's brothers and sister-in-law, Frank, James and Sara Biden, also are reported to have benefited financially from his work as well. We have not had the resources to devote investigatory time to these other allegations, but I point them out to underscore that Ukraine and Burisma seem more of a pattern of conduct than an aberration."

Johnson's announcement follows one day after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham released a document Sunday he says shows the FBI misled senators on the Intelligence Committee during the Russia probe by falsely suggesting Steele's dossier was backed up by one of his key sources.

"Somebody needs to go to jail for this," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) the panel's chairman, told the Fox News program Sunday Futures with Maria Bartiromo. "This is a second lie. This is a second crime. They lied to the FISA court. They got rebuked, the FBI did, in 2019 by the FISA court, putting in doubt all FISA applications."

The document in question contains the draft talking points the FBI used to brief the Senate Intelligence Committee in February 2018, including an assessment that the primary sub-source of the information contained in the Steele dossier had backed up the former MI-6 agent's reporting.

The primary sub-source "did not cite any significant concerns with the way his reporting was characterized in the dossier to the extent he could identify it," the FBI memo claimed. "... At minimum, our discussions with [the Primary Sub-source] confirm that the dossier was not fabricated by Steele."

In fact, by the time the FBI provided senators the briefing, agents had already interviewed Steele's primary sub-source, who disavowed much of what was attributed to him in the dossier as in "jest" or containing uncorroborated allegations.

You can read the FBI memo Graham released here.

FBI SSCI Briefing Document 2018.pdf
 

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https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/10/what-we-learned-sunday-from-spygate-insider-steven-schrage/

What We Learned Sunday From Spygate Insider Steven Schrage

What Spygate insider Steven Schrage revealed suggests significant revelations will be forthcoming from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation.

Margot Cleveland
This weekend, Spygate insider Steven Schrage broke his silence.

In “The Spies Who Hijacked America” and a follow-up appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Schrage detailed the origins of Stefan Halper’s meeting with then-Trump advisor Carter Page. Halper would later serve as a confidential human source (CHS) for the Crossfire Hurricane probe, secretly recording multiple conversations with Page, as well as Trump advisor George Papadopoulos.

But it is what Schrage revealed about Halper’s initial non-interest in Page then Halper’s prediction on January 10, 2017, that Michael Flynn would not last long in the Trump administration that suggest significant revelations will be forthcoming from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of Spygate.

In July 2016, Schrage was finishing his Ph.D. at Cambridge University under Halper’s supervision when he invited Page to speak at a conference entitled “2016’s Race to Change the World: How the U.S. Presidential Campaign Can Reshape Global Politics and Foreign Policy.” Given Halper’s later role as a CHS in Crossfire Hurricane, many surmised that Halper sought out Page’s attendance at the conference.

But on Sunday, Schrage made clear that he, not Halper, was responsible for Page’s participation in the conference. In fact, Halper “ironically,” as Schrage wrote, “had repeatedly urged [Schrage] to cancel” the conference, which was “headlined by Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s confidante Madeleine Albright.”

But Schrage did not cancel the conference. Instead, “after a 20-something Cambridge administrative official smugly told me ‘there’s no way Trump can win’ and cut our travel funding, it sent me on a mad scramble,” Schrage wrote. “I had to find someone, anyone, to fly over on a last-minute economy ticket to represent the Trump campaign,” and that is how Page crossed paths with Halper. During his interview with Bartiromo, Schrage added that he wanted a representative of the Trump campaign at the conference to provide balance.

From Schrage’s telling, then, neither he nor Halper sought out Page’s participation in the conference for a nefarious purpose. But he says things changed when former MI6 director Sir Richard Dearlove arrived toward the end of the conference.

“For most of the conference, Halper couldn’t be bothered with Page, about whom he made snarky comments about behind Page’s back,” Schrage wrote. “That all changed,” though, after Halper spoke to his “long-time collaborator,” Dearlove. Halper then “seemed desperately interested in isolating, cornering, and ingratiating himself to Page and promoting himself to the Trump campaign.”

Schrage’s statement contradicts the tale Halper told FBI agents on August 11, 2016, when they asked for his assistance in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. According to inspector general’s report, the FBI asked Halper if he knew Papadopoulos, and after saying he didn’t, Halper “then asked whether the team had any interest in an individual named Carter Page.” “[T]he members of the investigative team ‘didn’t react because at that point we didn’t know where we were going to go with it,’” the IG report noted, but the Crossfire Hurricane team then asked Halper about how he knew Page.

According to the report, “Halper told the agents in mid-July 2016, Carter Page attended a three-day conference, during which Page had approached [Halper] and asked [Halper] to be a foreign policy advisor for the Trump campaign.” Given Halper’s connection to Page, the FBI tasked him to spy on Page as well as Papadopoulos, leading to Halper recording multiple conversations with the Trump advisor.

If Schrage’s version is accurate, Halper purposefully connected to Page and then sold that connection to the FBI to spy on him. Also, under the scenario Schrage presents, Halper did so at Dearlove’s behest. But why? What was Dearlove’s interest?

Here, Schrage’s article is a must-read synopsis of what he calls “the Cambridge Four,” which in addition to Dearlove and Halper includes Dearlove’s former MI6 underling, Christopher Steele, and the official MI5 historian turned Cambridge academic Christopher Andrew. Together, the four have fingers in several different strands of Spygate, from the spying on Page, to the invention of an affair between Flynn and the Russian-born, Cambridge Ph.D. student Svetlana Lokhova, to, of course, the Steele dossier.

Steele, we know was paid by the Clinton campaign. But what induced Dearlove, Halper, and Andrew to join in the endeavor? Was it money? Or did intelligence agencies seek out their assistance? If so, which intelligence community? While questioning Dearlove, Steele, or Andrew may prove impossible, Halper is a U.S. citizen. So why hasn’t he been hauled before Congress to explain himself?

Halper has quite a bit to explain because, in addition to grooming Page during the Cambridge conference, according to Schrage, Halper seemed amazingly prescient about the fate of Trump’s national security advisor.

In a January 10, 2017, conversation with Halper that Schrage recorded, Halper told him, “I don’t think Flynn’s going to be around long.” Halper then detailed the Machiavellian maneuvers likely to come: “The way these things work,” Halper said, was that “opponents. . . . so-called enemies” of Flynn would be “looking for ways of exerting pressure.” Flynn would be “squeezed pretty hard,” Halper suggested, and then Flynn’s “reaction to that is to blow up and get angry. He’s really f-cked. I don’t know where he goes from there. But that is his reaction. That’s why he’s so unsuitable.”

When Halper made these predictions, Flynn’s telephone calls with the Russian ambassador were not yet publicly known. Two days later, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius reported those calls after receiving a leak of classified information from a still unknown source, and set in motion the scenario that led to Flynn’s firing.

Whether Halper knew the specific “squeeze” that would be put on Flynn, in the form of a leak followed by a perjury trap sham investigation, is unclear. But that Halper saw Flynn not lasting long because “opponents” or “enemies” would seek to “exert pressure” seems strange because Halper supposedly was a Cambridge academic far removed from the D.C. scene. Even stranger is that Halper purported to know how Flynn would react, since Halper has never met Flynn.

How did Halper know any of this? Did Halper have connections in the intelligence community sharing their thoughts on Flynn? Or was Halper hearing things from David Ignatius?

Here, Schrage’s interview with Bartiromo proves enlightening. According to Schrage, Halper often bragged that Ignatius was one of his media contacts. This statement complements Lokhova’s statement to The Federalist that Halper (as well as Andrew) were connected to Ignatius.

In fact, Lokhova told The Federalist that after Halper was outed as a CIA and FBI informant in May 2018, she spoke with Ignatius, and when they spoke, she “registered surprise about Halper’s role” as a CHS. As previously reported, “that prompted Ignatius to say ‘he always found Halper reliable as a source.’ When I said, ‘Wow, he was your source,’ Ignatius hung up. We never spoke again.’”

So maybe intel was flowing two ways between Halper and Ignatius.

Schrage doesn’t know what prompted Halper’s comments, but what he does know he has shared with U.S. Attorney Durham. However, with that investigation dragging on, and Flynn’s case coming before the entire D.C. Circuit Court on Tuesday, Schrage decided to speak out now, telling what he knows.

Schrage, who alerted Durham of his plans to go public, has promised more information will be forthcoming in the days and weeks ahead. Hopefully, the same can be said of information coming from the government’s investigation into the Spygate scandal.



Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. Cleveland served nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk to a federal appellate judge and is a former full-time faculty member and adjunct instructor at the college of business at the University of Notre Dame. The views expressed here are those of Cleveland in her private capacity.
 

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Emails show FBI investigated Trump tweets criticizing Obama and FBI, watchdog says

The conservative watchdog Judicial Watch says it has received more than 300 pages of emails between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page that includes records of the FBI discussing an investigation into tweets sent by President Trump in early 2017 about the agency spying on him at the behest of former President Obama.

In a March 2017 exchange, Strzok emails several of his colleagues, including Page, about several tweets the President Trump had sent earlier in the month commenting on suspected wire tapping at Trump Tower during the 2016 election.

"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" wrote POTUS on March 4.

"Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!" Trump continued. "I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!"

He concluded the March 4 tweet storm with: "How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate Bad (or sick) guy!"

On March 29, 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey's chief of staff emailed Strzok, Page and several of their colleagues saying that the director would like a briefing on a "sensitive matter."

A followup email says that Comey requested the briefing so that he would be able to brief then-acting U.S. Attorney General Dana Boente.

One week after the email exchange and director's briefing, the second renewal and order of the FISA warrant on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was filed.

The new emails also detail exchanges between FBI officials and reporters at CNN and the New York Times pertaining to the Russia investigation.

One exchange features Strzok emailing Page, with whom he had an affair, saying, "It makes me angry" that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) had published a letter demanding answers from the FBI about Deputy Director Andrew McCabe overseeing the Russia investigation, when his wife accepted $700,000 from associates of Hillary Clinton during her run for the Virginia state senate.

A third exchange features FBI colleagues passing around an article from Gizmodo revealing Comey's private Twitter handle.

"My respect for the D [Director] only solidifies when I see that he named himself after America's preeminent 20th century political theologian." Gizmodo reported that Comey used the Twitter handle Reinhold Niebuhr, a prominent American theologian who embraced a non-absolutist Marxist philosophy.


"These astonishing emails, which have been hidden for years, show the Comey FBI was investigating President Trump over his critical tweets of the agency and Obama's spying abuse and misconduct," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "These emails also show that Comey was intimately involved with illegal and dishonest FISA spy op against President Trump."
 

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Not only were they spying on him, they were leaking it all to the press. These fuckers need to be held accountable for their traitorous behavior.

https://justthenews.com/accountabil...obama-spy-tweets-according-new-emails-between


Emails show FBI investigated Trump tweets criticizing Obama and FBI, watchdog says

The conservative watchdog Judicial Watch says it has received more than 300 pages of emails between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page that includes records of the FBI discussing an investigation into tweets sent by President Trump in early 2017 about the agency spying on him at the behest of former President Obama.

In a March 2017 exchange, Strzok emails several of his colleagues, including Page, about several tweets the President Trump had sent earlier in the month commenting on suspected wire tapping at Trump Tower during the 2016 election.

"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" wrote POTUS on March 4.

"Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!" Trump continued. "I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!"

He concluded the March 4 tweet storm with: "How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate Bad (or sick) guy!"

On March 29, 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey's chief of staff emailed Strzok, Page and several of their colleagues saying that the director would like a briefing on a "sensitive matter."

A followup email says that Comey requested the briefing so that he would be able to brief then-acting U.S. Attorney General Dana Boente.

One week after the email exchange and director's briefing, the second renewal and order of the FISA warrant on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was filed.

The new emails also detail exchanges between FBI officials and reporters at CNN and the New York Times pertaining to the Russia investigation.

One exchange features Strzok emailing Page, with whom he had an affair, saying, "It makes me angry" that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) had published a letter demanding answers from the FBI about Deputy Director Andrew McCabe overseeing the Russia investigation, when his wife accepted $700,000 from associates of Hillary Clinton during her run for the Virginia state senate.

A third exchange features FBI colleagues passing around an article from Gizmodo revealing Comey's private Twitter handle.

"My respect for the D [Director] only solidifies when I see that he named himself after America's preeminent 20th century political theologian." Gizmodo reported that Comey used the Twitter handle Reinhold Niebuhr, a prominent American theologian who embraced a non-absolutist Marxist philosophy.


"These astonishing emails, which have been hidden for years, show the Comey FBI was investigating President Trump over his critical tweets of the agency and Obama's spying abuse and misconduct," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "These emails also show that Comey was intimately involved with illegal and dishonest FISA spy op against President Trump."
 

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Not only were they spying on him, they were leaking it all to the press. These fuckers need to be held accountable for their traitorous behavior.

Baffles me that the Dems claim ignorance when presented with this evidence yet every single CNN and mainstream media source can tell no lies.
 

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Baffles me that the Dems claim ignorance when presented with this evidence yet every single CNN and mainstream media source can tell no lies.
It's all about the vote and regaining power, just think what they would do if they regain it.
 

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Last line - SOMEBODY clearly understood the gravity of the situation, way back before things exploded.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-comey-email-address-firing-fbi-document

FBI documents reveal new details around James Comey firing

The documents are part of the FBI's latest batch of released Russia probe documents

Ronn Blitzer4 hours ago
FBI documents reveal new details on President Trump's firing of James ComeyVideo
New FBI documents from former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation revealed details of the circumstances surrounding President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

The documents, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from BuzzFeed News and CNN, include redacted copies of "302" records, which detail interviews conducted by federal investigators. Among them was an interview with an unidentified supervisory special agent who recalled the events of May 9, 2017.

LINDSEY GRAHAM TO JAMES COMEY: 'YOU GOT A LOT TO SAY, COME IN UNDER OATH AND SAY IT'

The agent recalled that at approximately 4:51 p.m. the White House asked for Comey's email address. Events moved swiftly from that point on.

"Upon being asked whether the Director's unclassifed or classified email was needed, the White House representative advised [redacted] 'it doesn't matter, just give us his email address.'"

FBI documents reveal new details around James Comey firing

The documents are part of the FBI's latest batch of released Russia probe documents

Ronn Blitzer4 hours ago
FBI documents reveal new details on President Trump's firing of James ComeyVideo
New FBI documents from former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation revealed details of the circumstances surrounding President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

The documents, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from BuzzFeed News and CNN, include redacted copies of "302" records, which detail interviews conducted by federal investigators. Among them was an interview with an unidentified supervisory special agent who recalled the events of May 9, 2017.

LINDSEY GRAHAM TO JAMES COMEY: 'YOU GOT A LOT TO SAY, COME IN UNDER OATH AND SAY IT'

The agent recalled that at approximately 4:51 p.m. the White House asked for Comey's email address. Events moved swiftly from that point on.

"Upon being asked whether the Director's unclassifed or classified email was needed, the White House representative advised [redacted] 'it doesn't matter, just give us his email address.'"

In response, Comey's unclassified, secret and top-secret addresses were sent over, the agent said.

Roughly four minutes later, the White House called the FBI to notify them that White House representative Keith Schiller was at FBI headquarters to deliver a letter, the document says. After a failed attempt to reach Comey's chief of staff James Rybicki, Schiller was finally met at the FBI's visitor center at 5:38 p.m. by someone whose name remains redacted. Schiller produced the letter and was then taken to Comey's executive suite.

Comey was not in Washington, D.C., at the time, so Schiller left the letter with someone in the office, the agent recalled.

By then, news of Comey's firing had already gotten out. After Schiller left, the agent said, someone commented that the person who received the letter "may have just handled history." In response, Comey's unclassified, secret and top-secret addresses were sent over, the agent said.

Roughly four minutes later, the White House called the FBI to notify them that White House representative Keith Schiller was at FBI headquarters to deliver a letter, the document says. After a failed attempt to reach Comey's chief of staff James Rybicki, Schiller was finally met at the FBI's visitor center at 5:38 p.m. by someone whose name remains redacted. Schiller produced the letter and was then taken to Comey's executive suite.

Comey was not in Washington, D.C., at the time, so Schiller left the letter with someone in the office, the agent recalled.

By then, news of Comey's firing had already gotten out. After Schiller left, the agent said, someone commented that the person who received the letter "may have just handled history."
 
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