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September 29, 2020

       "According to the summary of Barnett’s interview, he said there was never any basis for the bizarre “collusion” theory the agency and the special counsel relentlessly pursued, to the point that agents made jokes about how they could take any piece of information and claim it was evidence of collusion. He said the Special Counsel Office (SCO) pursued Flynn simply as a means to “get Trump”...In a stunning and detailed interview conducted September 17 by U.S. attorney Jeff Jensen"

        Jeff Jensen is a U.S. attorney that Durham brought into the investigation, because there was just too much illicit activity for him to handle alone.

‘Get Trump’: FBI Whistleblower On Mueller Team Details Real Reason Flynn Was Targeted

The case agent managing the FBI's investigation of Flynn told Department of Justice attorneys that a desire to "get Trump" was a major factor underlying the case against Flynn.

In a stunning and detailed interview conducted September 17 by U.S. attorney Jeff Jensen, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case agent for the original investigation of former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and who later worked on Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel blew the whistle on myriad problems that plagued those investigations from the very beginning.

FBI Special Agent William Barnett told Department of Justice (DOJ) investigators that the handling of the probes troubled him so much that he threatened to quit working on it in one case, and threatened to go to the Inspector General in another. According to the summary of Barnett’s interview, he said there was never any basis for the bizarre “collusion” theory the agency and the special counsel relentlessly pursued, to the point that agents made jokes about how they could take any piece of information and claim it was evidence of collusion. He said the Special Counsel Office (SCO) pursued Flynn simply as a means to “get Trump” and viewed FBI investigators as a “speed bump” slowing down the work of the attorneys leading the inquisition.

The broader Trump investigation was “opaque,” the case theory was “supposition on supposition,” the Flynn probe in particular was “unclear and disorganized,” and its predicate was “not great,” Barnett told investigators. According to the interview notes, he felt there was “little detail concerning specific evidence of criminal events.”

When Barnett was first placed on the case in 2016, he said he assumed he’d have a better understanding of why the investigation into the Trump campaign was launched as he read through the evidence. But “after being involved in the investigation for six weeks, Barnett was still unsure of the basis of the investigation concerning Russia and the Trump Campaign working together, without a specific criminal allegation.” Much was made over the Republican National Convention platform amending a proposed change in support of “lethal assistance” to Ukraine to “appropriate assistance.” While some at the FBI attempted to claim this was a sign of collusion with Russia, he characterized the theory as “groping.”

After moving in 2016 to close the Flynn investigation for complete lack of any evidence of criminal wrongdoing, Barnett was instructed in early 2017 to keep it open and investigate Flynn for a Logan Act violation. The FBI didn’t even have a code for the Logan Act, a never-used, centuries-old law prohibiting private citizens from corresponding with foreign governments. Flynn was not a private citizen, but the incoming National Security Advisor for President Trump when he made phone calls with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, so even if the law were deemed constitutional, it would not have applied to Flynn. Barnett had to research the Logan Act, as he was unfamiliar with it, but “did not see the Logan Act as a serious stand-alone charge.”

When Barnett pushed for a closing interview with Flynn in 2016, as part of the normal procedure for closing cases that were going nowhere, he was rebuffed. But when the FBI later interviewed Flynn, falsely conveying to Flynn that he was not a target of an investigation and not in danger of walking into a perjury trap, Barnett was “cut out” of the January 24, 2017, ambush interview of Flynn, and was not informed of its existence until it had already been conducted. “Typically a line agent/case agent would do the interview with a senior FBI official present in cases concerning high ranking political officials,” the summary of Barnett’s interview noted. While Barnett at first thought the unusual move was part of an effort to close the investigation, he later realized otherwise.

It was not the only time the case agent was cut out of the unusual activity going on in the probe to target Flynn. “[N]either Barnett nor any other line agents were invited to attend” meetings about the Flynn investigation, which was changed to being conducted from the “‘top down,’ meaning direction concerning the investigation was coming from senior officials,” Barnett said. He noted that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was personally directing the Flynn investigation. McCabe was later fired for repeatedly lying under oath about his leaks to the media. McCabe was referred for criminal investigation by the department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon10/1/20 9:46 AM 
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October 1, 2020

        "Mueller’s report, which came out in early 2019, said there was no evidence of criminal conspiracy, cooperation, or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia...The former investigator, William Barnett, said there was a “get Trump” attitude among some prosecutors on the special counsel"

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/29/robert-mueller-pushes-back-on-subordinates-claim-the-special-counsel-could-have-done-more/

Robert Mueller Pushes Back on Subordinate’s Claim the Special Counsel Could Have Done More

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller criticized his top prosecutor on the collusion probe, Andrew Weissman, for suggesting in his new book that Mueller and his team did not do everything they could have done against President Donald Trump, in an interview with the Washington Post published Tuesday.

Mueller told the Post, “It is not surprising that members of the Special Counsel’s Office did not always agree, but it is disappointing to hear criticism of our team based on incomplete information.”

He also said the team operated “knowing that our work would be scrutinized from all sides” and sought to make clear that he was the office’s ultimate decider.

“When important decisions had to be made, I made them,” Mueller told the paper. “I did so as I have always done, without any interest in currying favor or fear of the consequences. I stand by those decisions and by the conclusions of our investigation.”

Weissmann lamented in a recent interview in The Atlantic that the special counsel team could not do more, and lamented that they were hampered by internal division and Mueller’s integrity.

“There was more that could be done that we didn’t do,” Weissman said in the interview. In his book, Where Law Ends, he wrote that the team had not used all available tools to uncover the truth and acted too timidly.

Mueller’s report, which came out in early 2019, said there was no evidence of criminal conspiracy, cooperation, or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, and declined to make a judgment on whether President Trump had obstructed justice.

Last week, the Justice Department released a summary of an interview with an FBI investigator who served on the agency’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Flynn and subsequently, the special counsel.

The former investigator, William Barnett, said there was a “get Trump” attitude among some prosecutors on the special counsel, and a tendency to dismiss information that did not fit what they already believed.

He also said Mueller’s “all stars” had a conviction that there was “something criminal there” and there was a competition as to which attorney was going to find it. He also said there was a lack of letting the evidence lead the investigation and more of an attitude of “the evidence is there, we just have to find it."

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon10/2/20 2:39 AM 
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October 2, 2020

        James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee probing the (fraudulent) Russia probe.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/comey-claims-ignorance-of-dossier-details-carter-page-warrant-i-dont-know

Republicans grow frustrated as Comey claims ignorance over Russia probe: 'You don't seem to know anything'

Former FBI director James Comey was grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee over exactly what he knew regarding FBI actions in the early stages of the Russia investigation – but throughout the hearing claimed ignorance of virtually every act that was mentioned during questioning.

A Justice Department Inspector General (DOJ IG) report previously found that the warrant application and subsequent renewals applications for surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page contained inaccuracies and omissions and relied on the Steele dossier despite evidence that it was unreliable.

Comey opted not to deliver an opening statement Wednesday but welcomed questions. Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., got right to the point and asked what efforts the FBI made to verify the dossier.

"I don't know," Comey said.

Graham also asked what Comey knew about former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who has pleaded guilty after being accused of altering an email to say that Page was not working with the CIA despite the FBI having knowledge that Page was working with the agency.

"I know nothing of Mr. Clinesmith," Comey said.

Comey passed blame for the warrant, claiming he only signed the certification for it, not the affidavit it was based on, but when asked who the committee should look to in terms of who was accountable for misleading the court, Comey again came up empty.

First Comey said to look at the IG report, but when pressed on whether he knew, he gave a familiar response.

"I do not," he said.

Graham later discussed ex-spy Christopher Steele's sub-source, whom the FBI interviewed. The sub-source told the FBI that the information in the dossier was unreliable and was based on rumor. Graham noted that the sub-source was known by the FBI to be a possible Russian spy. Confronted with these details, Comey again pleaded ignorance.

"I don’t remember learning anything about Steele’s sources," he said. When asked if he knew that the FBI interviewed the sub-source in January 2017, Comey again said, "I don't remember."

Asked again, Comey later said he did "not remember being told of any interview." When asked if he should have been told, Comey said he could not answer.

Graham grew noticeably frustrated by Comey's responses.

"Was this an important case for the FBI or was this a run of the mill thing?" he asked at one point, commenting on the lack of information Comey appeared to have.

Graham also brought up a U.S. intelligence community report that included information that salacious details about Trump in the dossier came from Russian intelligence.

"Did you know that when it came out?" Graham asked, emphasizing that parts of Steele's dossier were believed to be Russian disinformation, yet the FBI continued to rely on it anyway.

Graham went on to cite false details in the dossier, such as a reference to a Russian consulate in Miami that does not exist, and a trip that Trump attorney Michael Cohen was said to have taken to Prague that has since been debunked.

"They never corrected all the misinformation in the dossier," Graham said. "It was used over and over again, and they never told the court about how unreliable it was. Is that a small thing or a big thing?"

"Any time there are material omissions in an application to a judge of any kind, but especially an ex parte proceeding, it's a very important issue," Comey said.

 

 
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Senator Josh Hawley Questions James Comey

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon10/5/20 9:49 AM 
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October 5, 2020

        "This is why Gina Haspel, who was hand-picked by John Brennan to run the CIA’s operations in London during the 2016 election — Christopher Steele’s hub, is blocking the release of more documents... Many of the people blocking these documents are likely implicated by them. You have these career bureaucrats whose careers may be destroyed by the facts within them.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/cia-director-gina-haspel-personally-blocking-declassification-remaining-explosive-russiagate-documents/

CIA Director Gina Haspel Personally Blocking Declassification of Remaining Explosive Russiagate Documents

CIA Director Gina Haspel is blocking the declassification of remaining Russiagate documents according to Sean Davis of The Federalist.

DNI John Ratcliffe earlier this week declassified and released bombshell intel revealing Hillary Clinton hatched the Russia hoax on July 26, 2016 in order to pin the DNC ‘hacking’ on Donald Trump.

The Obama-Biden White House was briefed on it by then-CIA Director John Brennan.

“According to his handwritten notes, former CIA Director Brennan subsequently briefed President Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including the “alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal and claiming interference by Russian security services.” Ratcliffe said.

This is why Gina Haspel, who was hand-picked by John Brennan to run the CIA’s operations in London during the 2016 election — Christopher Steele’s hub, is blocking the release of more documents.

Sean Davis said that getting these documents declassified was difficult and Haspel is personally blocking other damning Russiagate records.

“I’m told that it is Gina Haspel personally who is blocking continued declassification of these documents that will show the American people the truth of what actually happened,” Davis said.

“Many of the people blocking these documents are likely implicated by them. You have these career bureaucrats whose careers may be destroyed by the facts within them,” Sean Davis told Tucker Carlson Wednesday night.

“We need transparency and the American people I think at this point, we need the president, Donald Trump, to step in and say, ‘No more obstruction. No more blocking.’ need to hear the truth.”

 

 
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October 5, 2020

        "An invitation for the July 18, 2013, fundraiser, posted online, invited guests to Pasternak’s home on Capitol Hill. “Please join Igor Pasternak for a taste of Ukraine Reception honoring Congressman Adam Schiff...The invite said checks were payable to “Adam Schiff for Congress.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/adam-schiffs-own-ukraine-connection-comes-under-scrutiny

Adam Schiff-Ukraine connection comes under scrutiny

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who has played a leading role in investigating the Trump-Ukraine scandal, is facing questions about his own connection to a Soviet-born businessman who has raised money for his campaign and whose company has received lucrative defense contracts from Ukraine's government.

That man is Igor Pasternak, the founder and CEO of Worldwide Aeros Corp., which makes blimps for military and commercial customers. His business has also been involved in weapons manufacturing, working with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to produce a modified version of the M4 and M16 rifles, according to reports.

In 2013, Pasternak hosted a fundraiser in Washington for Schiff, who later came to embrace a strong stance in support of the United States sending military aid to Ukraine during its conflict with Russia.

“Before this time, Schiff rarely, if ever, mentioned Ukraine,” Fox News’ Laura Ingraham said on her show Thursday night, after detailing Schiff's connection to Pasternak. “But after the fundraiser, he used multiple television appearances to basically demand that we send money and arms to them.”

Neither Schiff nor Pasternak returned requests from Fox News for comment on Thursday.

But in a February 2015 appearance on CNN, Schiff was asked by anchor Wolf Blitzer, “You want the United States right now to not only provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, but also start providing serious weapons, right?”

He replied: “I do. And I think it's overdue.”

In another appearance on CNN in February 2015, Schiff said, “I think that the United States should be very forward-leaning on Ukraine.”

According to his online biography, Pasternak was born in the former Soviet Union, started his first company in Ukraine, immigrated to the United States in 1993 and is now a U.S. citizen. Since that time, Pasternak’s company has been awarded Ukraine defense contracts.

An invitation for the July 18, 2013, fundraiser, posted online, invited guests to Pasternak’s home on Capitol Hill. “Please join Igor Pasternak for a taste of Ukraine Reception honoring Congressman Adam Schiff,” the invite said.

To attend the fundraisers, sponsors were encouraged to contribute $2,500, and guests were asked to pay $1,000. The invite said checks were payable to “Adam Schiff for Congress.”

An online search of donor records shows that Pasternak has donated money to politicians and organizations of both parties.

Pasternak’s airship company, Worldwide Aeros Corp., is based in Montebello, Calif. The company has won Pentagon contracts to develop airships for surveillance and cargo delivery -- including one contract reportedly worth $50 million.

 

 
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October 6, 2020

        "FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel are sitting on this evidence and refuse to work with congressional investigators."

         However, Wray and Haspel work for Donald Trump, and he has just given them an ORDER! Now what will they do?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/huge-chief-staff-mark-meadows-announces-president-trump-requested-declassification-critical-spygate-documents-including-danchenko-interviews-video/

HUGE! Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Announces President Trump Has ORDERED Declassification of Critical Spygate Documents including Danchenko Interviews

Chief of Staff for President Trump, Mark Meadows, joined FOX and Friends this morning to give an update on President Trump’s health and recovery. During the interview Meadows announced President Trump had ordered him to release requested documents from the Deep State Spygate scandal.

Chief of Staff Mark Meadows: He’s already tasked me with getting some declassification rolling in a follow up to some of the requests Devin Nunes and others have made.

Mark Meadows is referring to the classified interviews with former Brookings Institute researcher Igor Danchenko who is the source for the bogus Steele dossier.

The primary "source" for the anti-Trump dossier authored by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele “was a Russian spy, and our FBI [director] James Comey… knew it the entire time. Comey ran with the spying on the Trump campaign knowing the entire investigation was based on a lie.

FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel are sitting on this evidence and refuse to work with congressional investigators.

 

 
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October 6, 2020

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/want-every-damn-bit-evidence-devin-nunes-unloads-crooked-intel-agencies-media-maybe-time-shut-agencies-video/

“This Is Over! We Want Every Damn Bit of Evidence!” – Devin Nunes UNLOADS on Crooked Intel Agencies and Media “Maybe It’s Time to Shut Those Agencies Down?”

Nunes WENT OFF on the corrupt FBI, DOJ and intelligence communities who lied about Democrat grift with Russia and pushed the Hillary Clinton promoted fake Russia collusion garbage.

According to Maria Bartiromo there is more information that implicates Hillary Clinton in the Trump-Russia hoax yet to be released.Rep. Nunes told Maria Bartiromo that every person in the Group of 8 including Nancy Pelosi knew the information behind the Trump-Russia collusion hoax came from the Democrat party.

Rep. Devin Nunes: The documents that are underlying that we now have seen, I’ve only seen a few of those. They’re definitely smoking guns. That information definitely needs to be made available to the American public. And from what I understand there’s even more underlying evidence that backs up what director Ratcliffe puts out… You have corrupt officials. And I think that’s the point here. Are you going to go back to elect somebody like Biden who just the other night, Maria, had the audacity to go after President Trump for once again, for what? I think he said that he had Putin wrapped around his finger. And then he didn’t answer the question on why did his son get $3.5 million from a Russian oligarch with ties to Putin? If Ivanka Trump had bit a Big Mac in Red Square by a Russian oligarch they would have locked her up and said this is evidence of collusion. Here you have the media which is the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party ignoring all of this! Ignoring all of this for the last four years. And now you have from a debate stage you have, “Why did your son get paid $3.5 million from a Russian oligarch?” So here you have them blaming Republicans this whole damn time for having something to do with Russia when THEY have something to do with Russia! I think they believe it is OK for them to take all this money and grift. And they’ll just take it and accuse Republicans of doing it to cover up their tracks… And now we know the Clinton Campaign created all of this because they knew the 33,000 emails were out there… So what did they do? They created a sick fantasy… Every Republican should be saying, “This is over! We want every damn bit of evidence every intelligence agency has. Or it’s maybe time to shut those agencies down. Because at the end of the day our liberties are more important than anything else we have in this country and they have been stampeded over by these dirty cops and the Democratic Party and the media who fails to report on it.

 

 
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October 7, 2020

           “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/06/trump-authorizes-total-declassification-of-any-and-all-documents-pertaining-to-russia-hoax-and-clinton-email/

Trump Authorizes ‘Total Declassification’ of ‘Any’ and ‘All Documents’ Pertaining to Russia Hoax, and Clinton Email

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night tweeted that he has “fully authorized” the “total Declassication” of any and all documents pertaining to the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

“I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s tweet was in response to a tweet by RealClearInvestigations journalist Paul Sperry, who had tweeted earlier: “When all the documents are finally declassified, and all the redactions removed from reports, the nation will see that the FBI and CIA not only knew the Russia ‘collusion’ allegations against Trump were a political dirty trick, but that they were in on the trick.”

Sperry’s tweet came after Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified handwritten notes from then-CIA Director John Brennan after briefing then-President Obama on an alleged plot by Clinton to distract the public from her use of a private email server by tying the Trump campaign to a Russian hack of Democratic National Committee emails.

 

 
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October 13, 2020

          As we creep closer and closer, and the left gets ever more desperate by the day to steal the election.
https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/gregg-jarrett-lambastes-media-willing-accessories-russia

Gregg Jarrett lambastes the media as 'willing accessories to the Russia hoax'

'When all of it is declassified there will be a mountain of damning, incriminating evidence about just how devious and corrupt these government officials were in the Russia hoax.'

Fox News legal analyst Greg Jarrett believes that there will be troves of proof demonstrating government officials' egregious misconduct during the Russia collusion probe once all of the materials get declassified.

Jarrett told the "John Solomon Reports" podcast remarked that he thinks "when all of it is declassified there will be a mountain of damning, incriminating evidence about just how devious and corrupt these government officials were in the Russia hoax."

He said that recent revelations regarding the handwritten notes of former CIA Director John Brennan confirm his long-held suspicion that Hillary Clinton was responsible for the false Trump-Russia story.

Jarrett sharply criticized the media, asserting that it perpetuated the false narrative.

"You know the media will never admit that they were complicit and you know willing accessories to the Russia hoax. They drove the narrative," Jarrett said, mentioning two outlets that "received Pulitzer prizes for getting this story wrong. So they will never apologize or retract or admit their own wrongdoing, they will simply move on, you know, to the next hoax," Jarrett remarked. "They're devoid of principle and conscience. They are unscrupulous."

 

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