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October 5, 2021 - Kash Patel, former official in the Trump administration discusses Durham, Millie, China, and Afghanistan

        The Durham investigation is progressing rapidly now.

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-6 7:36 AM 
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October 6, 2021

          "Durham may have some more indictments left to bring. As for a comprehensive explanation of what happened in Russiagate, though, we will probably have to wait for his final report . . . assuming the Biden Justice Department allows it to be made public."

           Biden won't be "President" forever.

https://nypost.com/2021/10/01/collusion-pushers-in-a-spin-over-durham-indictment-linked-to-clinton-camp/

‘Collusion’ pushers in a spin over Durham indictment linked to Clinton camp

What a surprise: The media-Democrat complex that, for years, attempted to convince the country that a sitting US president was a clandestine agent of Russia is now spinning wildly, trying to persuade Americans that its politicized suspicions actually amounted to compelling evidence of Donald Trump’s “collusion” with Moscow.

That is the fallout from special counsel John Durham’s indictment of Democratic attorney Michael Sussmann, and of the related reports that the prosecutor has subpoenaed additional information from Sussmann’s former firm Perkins Coie, the lawyers for the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Durham indicted Sussmann for lying to the FBI about whom he was working for (he pleaded not guilty). In peddling flimsy evidence that servers at a Russian bank proved a Kremlin communications back channel to Trump, Sussmann, a former DOJ lawyer, allegedly claimed not to be working for anyone — just a good citizen!

In reality, he was working for tech entrepreneur Rodney Joffe, who was angling for a job in the anticipated Hillary Clinton administration. Sussmann was also logging his time to Perkins Coie’s Clinton campaign client account.

More intriguing than the narrow charge is the indictment’s 27-page description of the context. Durham’s theory appears to be that the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was essentially manufactured by the Clinton campaign. To produce dirt on Trump, the campaign relied on its Perkins Coie lawyers, obviously figuring their consultations would remain concealed under the attorney-client privilege.

Perkins Coie, in turn, retained rabidly anti-Trump researchers at Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS, which recruited Christopher Steele, a rabidly anti-Trump former British spy. It seems not to have mattered to Camp Clinton whether the Trump dirt was concocted rather than uncovered.

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Typical of Durham, he is proceeding cautiously because having an overarching theory does not necessarily mean he has an overarching crime.

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Consequently, the collusion propagandists are morphing into propaganda apologists, insisting that Camp Clinton operatives had good-faith reasons — even patriotic reasons — for the innuendo-laced case they contrived against Mrs. Clinton’s political opponent. Obviously, Durham is still investigating and is not yet ready to draw firm conclusions.

For now, two things are worth noting:

First, remember that at the time Perkins Coie tried to sell the FBI on an Alfa Bank angle of Trump-Russia, the bureau was simultaneously pressing the absurd Steele dossier (produced for the Clinton campaign by Fusion GPS via Perkins Coie) on the FISA court, in order to get authorization to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser. The bureau concluded the Alfa Bank allegation was meritless. That is, at a time when they were so desperate they were willing to rely on the frivolous Steele claims, they nevertheless turned their noses up at the Alfa Bank story.

Second, Durham is not an ordinary prosecutor but a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department. Ordinary prosecutors either file indictments or quietly close investigations without charges. Special counsels write lengthy reports describing their findings in detail, including evidence indicative of corruption and abuse of power that may not qualify for prosecution under the strictures of the penal law.

Durham may have some more indictments left to bring. As for a comprehensive explanation of what happened in Russiagate, though, we will probably have to wait for his final report . . . assuming the Biden Justice Department allows it to be made public.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-10 5:00 AM 
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October 10, 2021

https://technofog.substack.com/p/ig-horowitz-discovers-more-fbi-abuses

Inspector General Horowitz discovers more FBI abuses of FISA process

A bad day for FBI Director Wray

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Last year, IG Horowitz reviewed 29 random FISA applications. He found “that the FBI was not meeting the expectations of its own protocols.” As he reported in March 2020:

“We identified numerous instances of non-compliance with the Woods Procedures in the 25 Woods Files that were made available to us to review; and we reported that the FBI was unable to produce the original version of the remaining 4 Woods Files we requested.”

More concerning are the latest discoveries after an audit of more FISA applications. These include:

“over 400 instances of non-compliance with the Woods Procedures in connection with those 29 FISA applications”

“over 7,000 FISA applications authorized between January 2015 and March 2020, there were at least 179 instances in which the Woods File required by FBI policy was missing in whole or in part”

The more material errors (aside from losing their own files) included:

To put this into context, in December 2019, after IG Horowitz detailed substantial issues with the Carter Page FISA applications, the FISA Court noted that the misconduct was serious and ordered the FBI to conduct remedial measures to fix the problems of the FBI’s own creation. The FBI promised to take corrective action.

One can’t help but speculate that the FISA Court won’t do much about these latest issues, aside from ordering the FBI to conduct more training. After all, the then-presiding judge of the FISA Court, Judge Boasberg, refused jail time for FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith after he altered an e-mail and lied about Carter Page’s relationship with the CIA.  

Knowing the history of the FISA Court excusing government misconduct, we present the same question now that we did after the Clinesmith sentencing: What does it say about the FISA Court’s “heightened duty of candor” if there aren’t heightened punishments for violating that duty?

And we have one final question - one that has applied to Director Wray for the last few years: how could the FBI Director allow these abuses to continue?

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-13 8:48 AM 
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October 13, 2021

       "The substantial loans, designed for businesses hard-hit during the pandemic including to help cover salaries, were granted despite Georges Bergès Gallery employing just two people."

Gallery selling Hunter's art saw federal COVID loan rise from $150k to $500k after Biden took office

The art gallery selling Hunter Biden's paintings saw its federal COVID-19 loan increased from $150,000 to $500,000 after his father took office, it has been revealed.   

Public records, seen by the New York Post, show the Georges Bergès Gallery in Soho, New York City, applied for and was granted a $150,000 COVID disaster assistance loan from the Small Business Administration last year.

In July 2021 - six months after Joe Biden took office - this figure was then revised, awarding the company another $350,000 and more than trebling the total value of the loan.

Just over two months later, the gallery hosted a pop-up show at the famous Milk studios in Hollywood to sell the president's son's paintings which cost between $75,000 and $500,000.

The Soho gallery is also set to hold a New York City show of his work this spring, after it was pushed back from the original launch date this month.

In total, the gallery received around $580,000 in COVID-19 relief payments, after it also received two Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling around $80,000 in April 2020 and February 2021.

The substantial loans, designed for businesses hard-hit during the pandemic including to help cover salaries, were granted despite Georges Bergès Gallery employing just two people.

There is no indication that the president was involved in granting these loans or that his son Hunter profited from the payments - either through payment from the gallery or by it using the money to market his paintings.

However, it comes as questions have already been raised about the ethical implications of Hunter's art dealings. 

Prior to the LA show, an agreement was reached that Bergès would vet sales of Hunter's artwork for potential conflicts of interest and that all buyers would remain anonymous to avoid any potential efforts to influence the Biden administration.  

Yet, video and photos exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com showed Hunter and Bergès entertaining around 200 people at the Milk studios on October 1 for an exclusive invite-only event to showcase his 15 high-priced paintings.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-14 8:31 AM 
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October 14, 2021

       “It’s unclear who purchased the reproductions (for $75,000 each) — which cost a fraction of the top price of $500,000 for an original piece"

        So Hunter can fetch $75,000 for a REPRODUCTION. It doens't even have to be an original. WOW! A person has to be a mighty fine artist to accomplish that feat.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/07/report-hunter-biden-sells-five-art-75000-each-los-angeles-show/

Report: Hunter Biden Sells 5 Pieces of Art for $75,000 Each in Los Angeles Show

Hunter Biden, the president’s son, reportedly sold at least five pieces of art for $75,000 each at his Los Angeles exhibit on October 1.

“The Georges Berges Gallery sold the prints before the Oct. 1 opening of a ‘pop-up’ presentation in Los Angeles, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday,” the New York Post reported. “It’s unclear who purchased the reproductions — which cost a fraction of the top price of $500,000 for an original piece by President Biden’s scandal-scarred son — or if any more were sold after the LA show opened.”

The source told the Post the majority of those “allowed to buy works are long-term, private collectors with the gallery, people that Berges knows personally.”

The White House has defended Hunter’s ability to sell art to anonymous investors for up to $500,000, which the administration suggested was under a “veil-of secrecy.”

But reported photos indicate Biden mingled with nearly 200 people, which includes Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, artist Shepard Fairey (maker of the Barack Obama “Hope” poster), musician and animal rights activist Moby, Sugar Ray Leonard, British performance artist Millie Brown, and Gary Baseman.

President George W. Bush’s chief ethics lawyer Richard Painter told the Post the attendees “just illustrates how this veil-of-secrecy idea is not happening.”

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-14 8:33 AM 
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Hunter Biden's artwork is actually good, experts sayHUNTER BIDEN IS NOW A FULL-TIME ARTIST PAINTING HIS "UNIVERSAL TRUTH" —  Trey Speegle

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-14 8:38 AM 
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While this is not a Hunter Biden masterpiece, I could actually purchase over 200 of these for $75,000 U.S.

Oil Painting Hand Painted Horizontal Abstract Modern Rolled Canvas (No Frame) #7339839
 
CAD $350.89 CAD $899.72
 

Oil Painting Hand Painted Horizontal Abstract Modern Rolled Canvas (No Frame)

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-14 8:50 AM 
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October 14, 2021

       "Durham is investigating whether they were involved in a scheme to misuse sensitive, nonpublic Internet data, which they had access to through their government contracts, to dredge up derogatory information on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign in 2016 and again in 2017, sources say — political dirt that sent FBI investigators on a wild goose chase. Prosecutors are also investigating whether some of the data presented to the FBI was faked or forged."

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/10/07/durham_probes_pentagon_computer_contractors_in_anti-trump_conspiracy_797790.html

Durham Probes Pentagon Computer Contractors in Anti-Trump Conspiracy

Cybersecurity experts who held lucrative Pentagon and homeland security contracts and high-level security clearances are under investigation for potentially abusing their government privileges to aid a 2016 Clinton campaign plot to falsely link Donald Trump to Russia and trigger an FBI investigation of him and his campaign, according to several sources familiar with the work of Special Counsel John Durham.

Durham is investigating whether they were involved in a scheme to misuse sensitive, nonpublic Internet data, which they had access to through their government contracts, to dredge up derogatory information on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign in 2016 and again in 2017, sources say — political dirt that sent FBI investigators on a wild goose chase. Prosecutors are also investigating whether some of the data presented to the FBI was faked or forged. 

These sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive law enforcement matter, said Durham’s investigators have subpoenaed the contractors to turn over documents and testify before a federal grand jury hearing the case. The investigators are exploring potential criminal charges including giving false information to federal agents and defrauding the government, the sources said.

The campaign plot was outlined by Durham last month in a 27-page indictment charging former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with making a false report to the FBI. The document cites eight individuals who allegedly conspired with Sussmann, but does not identify them by name.

The sources familiar with the probe have confirmed that the leader of the team of contractors was Rodney L. Joffe, who has regularly advised the Biden White House on cybersecurity and infrastructure policies. Until last month he was the chief cybersecurity officer at Washington tech contractor Neustar Inc., which federal civil court records show was a longtime client of Sussmann at Perkins Coie, a prominent Democratic law firm recently subpoenaed by Durham. Joffe, 66, has not been charged with a crime.

Neustar has removed Joffe's blog posts from its website. “He no longer works for us,” a spokeswoman said.

A powerful and influential player in the tech world, Joffe tasked a group of computer contractors connected to the Georgia Institute of Technology with finding “anything” in Internet data that would link Trump to Russia and make Democratic “VIPs happy,” according to an August 2016 email Joffe sent to the researchers. The next month, the group accused Trump of maintaining secret backchannel communications to the Kremlin through the email servers of Russia-based Alfa Bank. Those accusations were later determined to be false by the FBI, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Justice Department inspector general and a Senate intelligence panel.

The Sussmann grand jury indictment states that the federal contractors, who mined private Internet records to help "conduct opposition research" in coordination with the Clinton campaign, were driven not by data but by “bias against Trump.”

Joffe’s lawyer has described his client as “apolitical.” He said Joffe brought Sussmann information about Trump he believed to be true out of concern for the nation. 

Steven Tyrrell, a white-collar criminal defense attorney specializing in fraud cases, has confirmed that his client Joffe is the person referred to as “Tech Executive-1” throughout the Sussmann indictment. “Tech Executive-1 exploited his access to nonpublic data at multiple Internet companies to conduct opposition research concerning Trump,” Durham’s grand jury stated. "In furtherance of these efforts, [Joffe] had enlisted, and was continuing to enlist, the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university [Georgia Tech] who were receiving and analyzing Internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”

The indictment also alleges that the computer scientists knew the Internet data they compiled was innocuous but sent it to the FBI anyway, sending agents down a dead end: “Sussmann, [Joffe] and [Perkins Coie] had coordinated, and were continuing to coordinate, with representatives and agents of the Clinton campaign with regard to the data and written materials that Sussmann gave to the FBI and the media.”

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In a potential conflict of interest, Attorney General Merrick Garland employed Sullivan's wife Maggie as a law clerk when he was a federal judge. Garland controls the purse strings to Durham’s investigation and whether his final report will be released to the public.

 

 
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October 17, 2021

       "In the summer of 2015, the Central Intelligence Agency was helping collect information and working with foreign governments, particularly the Brits and MI6 to dig up dirt on not just just Trump, but all Republican Presidential candidates and Bernie Sanders.  They were working on behalf of Hillary Clinton…"

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/cia-continued-effort-try-destroy-trump-realized-way-steal-election-former-cia-state-department-employee-larry-johnson/

The CIA “Continued the Effort to Try to Destroy Trump and They Realized the Only Way They Could Do It Was They Had to Steal the Election” – Former CIA and State Department Employee Larry Johnson

Former CIA and State Department employee Larry Johnson was on with Joe Hoft and Kell Brazil at Real Talk 93.3 out of St. Louis.  Larry discussed the beginnings of Obama’s Deep State actions against candidate and President Donald Trump this morning.

When Obama’s Ethics Czar Norm Eisen was discussed and his efforts and the CIA’s efforts using methods against President Trump before the 2016 Election through the 2020 Election, here is part of what Johnson responded:

This effort to go after Trump evolved.  It didn’t start out from the beginning with a well-formed, coordinated plan.  In the summer of 2015, the Central Intelligence Agency was helping collect information and working with foreign governments, particularly the Brits and MI6 to dig up dirt on not just just Trump, but all Republican Presidential candidates and Bernie Sanders.  They were working on behalf of Hillary Clinton…

What we saw was the law enforcement and intelligence assets of the US government, instead of serving to protect the interests of the US people, were turned and used in the most abhorent, partisan ways to attack a Presidential candidate to discredit him.  Despite all their efforts they initially failed in 2016.  But they didn’t stop.  They continued the effort to try to destroy Trump and they realized the only way they could do it was they had to steal the election.

 

 
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October 18, 2021

       "I provided 1,000 intelligence community documents that I think support additional charges that I would expect John Durham to bring,"

Ratcliffe says 1,000 intel documents given to Durham support more charges

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said a raft of documents he provided to special counsel John Durham supports additional charges in his criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation.

A recent grand jury indictment against Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity lawyer accused of lying to the FBI, is just the tip of the iceberg, Ratcliffe teased during a Fox News interview on Sunday.

"Michael Sussmann's is the first of what I would hope would be a number, based on the fact — I provided not just those declassified documents, but I provided 1,000 intelligence community documents that I think support additional charges that I would expect John Durham to bring," he told host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures.

Ratcliffe, a former Republican congressman from Texas who served as overseer of the nation's 17 intelligence agencies in the latter part of the Trump administration, announced in October that he handed over nearly 1,000 pages of materials to the Justice Department to assist with Durham's investigation into the origins and conduct of the Russia investigation.

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Ratcliffe also declassified two heavily redacted Russia-related documents, including handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan showing he briefed then-President Barack Obama in 2016 on an unverified Russian intelligence report. The report claimed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned in July 2016 on tying then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia’s hack of the Democratic National Committee to distract from her improper use of a private email server.

Sussmann, a former attorney at Perkins Coie, is accused of falsely telling the top FBI lawyer he was not representing any clients when acting on behalf of a technology executive and Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign during a September 2016 meeting on possible links between Trump and Russia. Sussman pleaded not guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI, with lawyers insisting he never said he didn't have clients and was representing only the technology executive at the meeting five years ago.

So far, Durham has obtained only a single guilty plea from former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted to altering an email about a Trump campaign aide under government surveillance.

"We said there was FISA abuse. And Kevin Clinesmith was indicted on lying to the FISA court to spy on the Trump campaign. And then, on your show, we talked about this very fact, that the Hillary Clinton campaign created the Trump-Russia collusion. And the intelligence community and the FBI knew that," Ratcliffe said on Sunday. "And they briefed not just President Obama, but Vice President Biden and the entire national security team. I expected and said there would be indictments forthcoming."

 

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