OIG Report I – Page 78

As described in more detail in Chapter Five, our review found examples where Comey or McCabe approved or directed specific investigation decisions.

These included directing the Midyear agents to deliver a preamble at the first interview of Cheryl Mills about the need to answer questions about the process used to cull former Secretary Clinton’s personal and work-related emails, without informing the prosecutors; authorizing Baker to contact Beth Wilkinson, counsel to Mills and Samuelson, again without telling the prosecutors; approving the consent and immunity agreements used to obtain the Mills and Samuelson laptops; and not prohibiting Mills and Samuelson from attending the interview of former Secretary Clinton as her counsel.

Why were they bypassing the Prosecutors on those items?  What else were they bypassing them about?

 

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OIG Report Initial Reflection:

…to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; … But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

 

OIG Report I: Reading Notes

During the course of the investigation, some FBI officials involved with the Midyear investigation retired or changed positions. In late 2015, Coleman became the EAD of the FBI Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch and was no longer involved in the Midyear investigation. At the same time, E.W. (“Bill”) Priestap replaced Coleman as AD of the Counterintelligence Division. EAD Giacalone and DD Giuliano retired from the FBI in early 2016 and were replaced by Michael Steinbach and Andrew McCabe, respectively.

In addition, Lisa Page, who was Special Counsel to McCabe, became involved in the Midyear investigation after McCabe became the Deputy Director in February 2016. Page told the OIG that part of her function was to serve as a liaison between the Midyear team and McCabe. Page acknowledged that her role upset senior FBI officials, but told the OIG that McCabe relied on her to ensure that he had the information he needed to make decisions, without it being filtered through multiple layers of management. Several witnesses told the OIG that Page circumvented the official chain of command, and that Strzok communicated important Midyear case information to her, and thus to McCabe, without Priestap’s or Steinbach’s knowledge. McCabe said that he was aware of complaints about Page, and that he valued her ability to “spot issues” and bring them to his attention when others did not do so.

OK.  People retire and need to be replaced.

Also, if you want to control an investigation – to limit its damage, say – you move people out and put in those who you trust to do that…

How can you tell the difference?  Would there be signs…?

How about a sign being — breaking the Chain of Command…?

How about evidence that a dramatically Trump-Hating, Hillary-Supporting FBI person is bypassing the Chain of Command to report directly to —— a person whose wife was tapped to run for office and given 40% of her campaign funds by a WELL-KNOWN Clinton and DNC big shot…?

Banana Republic…

…The OIG says McCabe didn’t need to recuse himself — even though his wife was tapped and funded to become a Democrat player in Virginia….

…..Banana Republic….

China China China

Here, there is grounds to worry…

 

That’s the top of the Drudge Report.  — I don’t do fear-mongering or click-baiting by screaming the sky is falling quickly —— but this growing Trade Dispute with China is something to take note of…

Because the Chinese gon’t think like we do…  The East Asian mentality is different.  It’s a different world…  I’ve spent about 8 years in Korea and have studied the history in the region…  They don’t see things like we do.

More correctly put — they don’t have the pulse of the American psyche —- and we don’t have theirs.  We can’t imagine how they process things by considering how we’d react…

I’ll cut this short:  Americans don’t want war with China…  We wouldn’t have before 9/11 and a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, but we certainly don’t now…

—- I don’t know or claim to know if the Chinese do right now —- but I know they have long been raised to think China is right on the verge of taking its rightful place among the Big Boys…..  to claim its rightful place among the Super Powers —— which the last two or three decades has meant — stand up to the Lone Super Power – the United States…

and if that means military conflict — so be it….

I don’t know if the Chinese military thinks its ready for a series of skirmishes or proxy wars in an Asian nation or a more direct military confrontation, but it has been preparing for that for a few decades…

And China ALWAYS has North Korea right there as an easy trigger to pull…..because North Korea CANNOT SURIVIVE without China’s aid…

Lastly, any student of History knows wars usually begin over Trade Issues….

This is something to keep an eye on for the next couple of years….

 

Notes of Interest 24 Mar 2018

I’m in the Inner Circle

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/mccabe-speaks-out-about-his-firing-in-scathing-op-ed-not-in-my-worst-nightmares-did-i-ever-dream-my-career-would-end-this-way/

Of course you didn’t, McCabe….  You and Mueller and Holder and other faces can be found doing the bidding of the Clintons and the Deep State going back to Marc Rich and beyond…  And you’ve been rewarded with promotions and more and more power each time…

…and Hillary was supposed to win and set up the rest of your lives…

Of course you never expected to be held accountable for your crimes. You were working for the people who make the laws and run the courts —- so if they told you to do illegal things —— you did it with confidence and a sense of immunity…

Ditto the Above

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/flashback-audio-of-paul-ryan-to-house-republicans-i-am-not-going-to-defend-trump-not-now-not-in-the-future/

I’ve watched both houses of Congress and the White House switch hands multiple times — and nothing changes.  —- Our Government is clearly bought and paid for — working for the Interests of somebody but not the Voters…

Going Down

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/conservatives-furious-president-trump-backs-down-on-veto-signs-paul-ryans-disastrous-1-3-trillion-omnibus/

Trump had full control over staffing his admin and brought in or left in a lot of Deep Staters.

Now, he’s signed a spending bill the Dems are in love with.

If multiple long-term Deep State operatives are not at least arrested and put on trial, Trump is finished.

The way things are going, the Republicans might lose the House or at least lose ground to the point the Deep State will be able to Impeach Trump for anything and then the contest will be in the Senate…

President Trump Reluctantly Signs Omnibus – MAGA Community Feels a Little “Less Great” Today…

There’s no escaping the reality that today’s Omnibus spending bill is a significant slap in the face to Trump voters and supporters. (Conservative Tree House)

It is looking like arrests before the mid-term elections are a must…

Bombshell reveal: A grand jury already is hearing evidence on DOJ and FBI scandalsMarch 23, 2018We are on the verge of a huge political explosion

 

 

 

Notes of Interest 22 Mar 2018

A One-Party Government

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/ryan-pelosi-uniparty-easily-passes-record-1-3-trillion-omnibus-that-spits-in-face-of-gop-voters/

In my lifetime (b. 1970), I’ve seen the White House, House of Representatives, and Senate switch hands a few times – with different combinations – including one party have a dominance in Congress – but nothing changes…

I’ve learned over time – they are working together – and apparently not in our best interests…  They keep talking about working for at least Special Interests, but unless those “interests” are overseas manufacturing and banking, I don’t see it in their track record…

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/video-pelosi-and-schumer-cheer-paul-ryans-omnibus-we-were-able-to-accomplish-more-than-when-we-held-majority/

This is shrewd of the Dems. It will dampen the Republican voters, but they are only playing up The Obvious.

Beyond One State

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/shock-paul-ryans-omnibus-bill-funds-border-security-in-tunisia-and-jordan-but-not-us-video/

It  has been clear in Europe for several  years that the Powers that Be that influence governments throughout that region —— want to DRASTICALLY shift the Demographics of Europe by importing massive amounts of individuals from Africa and the Middle East.  —- It’s clearly a long-thought out, planned, systematic program…

It seems clear to me — the Moneyed Interests that make up a fraction of the overall population have decided to get back into —– the business of Colonization — they are just using it against their own national governments…more correctly, against their Constitutions.

That they are banking on the drastic change in Demographics to pride the future voters they need to —– do things in government they’ve not been able to get away with before now…

Authoritarian Communism – was what they chose to aim for to return them to the heyday of Feudalism….but that didn’t work out.  — Now, they have a new way to attempt to achieve the same…