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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Durham's investigation drags on



The Washington Examiner reported, "U.S. Attorney John Durham will soon interview former CIA Director John Brennan, another sign that the investigation of the Trump-Russia investigators is ready to wrap up by the end of the summer."

Notice the story did not say which summer.

I get that this may mean that Brennan is the target of the investigation as the last person interviewed is the person they want to indict.

I also get that putting together a solid case takes time.

But what I really get is that there is an election on November 3rd and Durham and company have every reason to delay the case until the outcome of the election.

And I get that an indictment will need the approval of the majority of a grand jury in DC, the epicenter of TDS.

This looks more like investigation theater than holding anyone accountable for the FBI spying on Obama's political opponents.

This case is being slow walked.

The Examiner story said, "Last year, the New York Times reported that Durham asked for Brennan’s electronic communications, phone records, and other documents from the CIA, something NBC News confirmed on Wednesday.

"Durham is looking into whether Brennan took politicized actions to pressure the rest of the intelligence community to match his conclusions about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motivations, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal. These sources said Durham has been interviewing CIA officials this year, focusing on the National Intelligence Council, a center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversaw the collaboration between the CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency in putting together the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian meddling. Barr confirmed Durham is scrutinizing the assessment."

4 years ago, the press told us Jim Comey was a super cop who would get to the bottom of Hillary's sending of classified information to her foreign clients, er, foreign donors to her completely legitimate foundation, as secretary of state.

Comey instead helped her destroy evidence of malfeasance and crimes that would send an ordinary citizen to prison for years.

No excitement without an indictment, and the longer Durham drags this case out, the less likely there will be an indictment.

It was a little over 2 years between the attempted spying at Watergate and President Nixon's resignation.

Obama started spying on Donald Trump 4 years ago. Instead of jail, everyone got a book deal.

36 comments:

  1. Shows the character of the publishers.

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  2. Deplorable behind the lines in CalifAugust 6, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    "Drags on" is right. #twotieredjustice

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  3. I don’t know how anyone knows that Brennan is the last to be interviewed. The can just keeps getting kicked down the road.

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    1. Yup.
      Clapper. Yates. Ohr still has a job at the FBI. His wife, Nellie Ohr is not in jail. WTF?

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  4. Sundance at CTH has been a daily read lately. The big takeaway so far for me has been how utterly and completely CLUELESS the so-called “experts” in law enforcement have been as he’s made his rounds in DC with The Real Dossier he’s compiled. As in, can’t find their ass with both hands clueless. In an odd way, I’ve found this very comforting. Not that I didn’t already sense it, but just the confirmation. Take away my guns? You effers could not pull it off.

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  5. If Trump loses the election and the spygate prosecution goes away, like with Hillary's, I expect at least a bit of an insurrection and I know who will get some vigilante justice. 
    We deplorables have watched for 4 years the attacks on us and the multiple attempts to remove Trump from office and now the violence in the cities that the Democrats will not control, all the while we remained mostly passive; but I know from my friends and commentators across the Internet that the frustration is boiling over and any indication that justice on spygate will not go forward will be just too much to bear. 
    There are 62 million of us and even if you cut it down to true believers, I could see millions outraged and that outrage would not be in the image of the peaceful TEA Party. 
    We tried to do what was right and that failed, so taking from the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, 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 of these ends, IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR 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." 
    The insurrection in the colonies started in April 1775 and on July 4, 1776 it became officially a fight for independence.  The petitioning for redress was started in 1765.

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    1. I would tend to agree with you that people have had it. The only trouble is these same people whom I am simpatico will not fight back. They haven't shown one ounce of push back for over 20 years. Since the Tea Party fizzled, no one on our side seems to give a damn anymore except to voice their displeasure, like I am doing. I am no more going to go marching in the street and hold a sign than you are. Conservatives are the silent majority for one reason: lazy.

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    2. Not lazy... we have jobs. The colonials of yore were farmers and tradesmen. We work for corporations or local gummits. To lose our job for activism is a real danger for us, not so much for the Original Minutemen.

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  6. Here's the deal ... I can live with just about anything as long as Trump gets reelected. Durham can drop indictment bombs in 2021 or 2022 or whenever, I don't care as long as Trump is President.

    Except for a small few, Republican Senators and House Members are worthless. Nothing changes in America through these mutts. Progress will be hard enough if Trump is reelected, even if Republicans keep the Senate and take the House. That's how little respect I have for these elected Republicans.

    And by the way, in 2024? Ric Grennel (P) and Sidney Powell (VP). Bring it, baby. Bring it.

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    1. Right on the money. We have too many quislings in Congress. They had the House and Senate in 2016 and did nothing but block Trump's America first agenda. Weasels, one and all. What's really aggravating is the quislings hope Trump is defeated, thinking they can take over Trump's coalition. None of the monkeys in Congress will get support from the Trump base. Grenell and Powell would be a great ticket.

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  7. Its hard to admit to ourselves nothing will come of this failed, soft coup to remove a duly elected president. Its quite obvious by the republican's tepid support of Trump or Barr in uncovering this scandal is that nothing will be done. A few no bodies like Clinesmith or maybe a verbal slap at Comey and McCabe but that will be it. Barr has already telegraphed that he does not intend to prosecute Obama, Biden or other Obama holdovers for their misdeeds but leave it up to the american people to punish at the ballot box. The American experiment was nice while it lasted. Its all down hill from here on out even with a Trump re-election.

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    1. Deplorable behind the lines in CalifAugust 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM

      "punish at the ballot box". Yeah, that's the ticket. Of course the MSM sticks with the democrat narrative, so all those voters will be voting without knowledge of their crimes. Talking to an old friend the other day, he was telling me Biden "has his feet on the ground". I pointed out his mental deterioration and the response is "he will bring in all the best people". I said he will bring back Obama's people, and that they should all be in jail for an attempted coup. My friend's response - "I don't watch Fox News".

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    2. You have this right! Two friends HATE President Trump. I mean ferociously. One told me she jumped up and down when O was elected! The other cheers on the riots as peaceful and called me out at a restaurant very loudly about the wall being built (several Latinos present). When I watch Biden I see feeble and grasping. Wish I could see in person for myself or maybe not as the videos are really painful.

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  8. Is that the only photo of Durham out there? I half wonder if the dude exists

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  9. Durham is Barr's man to preserve the status quo and make sure no one and nothing ever gets to Hillary, Obama, his top officials, the FBI, DOJ, CIA, FISA Courts

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    1. No truer words. Barr's reputation has been built upon 40 years of being a company man.

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  10. All so negative! Contrary to all you pessimists, I hold that within two or at the most three weeks Durham and others will present massive evidence of malfeasance and worse by those ostensibly working under the DOJ for the good of the Nation. I further expect the presentation to be masterful, which is why it is taking this long.

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    1. Then that would make you a cockeyed optimist.

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  11. I have caught a few clips of sally yates lying about the lies she told last time, but then changing her story and lying again. Isnt this perjury? She isnt in prison why? This was 4 years ago will we wait 4 more years? What happens to avg citizens if they lie in federal court like this? Banana Republic

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    1. That's why many of us do not take Trump's allies, like graham, seriously. Window dressing for the next election.

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  12. Don't we all know the obvious? Unless and until Trump begins a second term, nothing is going to happen. HOWEVER, a newly elected Pres Trump then will go balls to the wall and release the hounds of hell. If it takes a new AG that will happen, a new FBI director, that will happen....he will settle the score for justice.

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    1. Deplorable behind the lines in CalifAugust 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM

      Which is why they are doing everything they can to create chaos, conflict, vote fraud, etc. If they can't count on Biden to win, and if they can't out and out steal the election, the 2020 "insurance policy" is going to be massive fraud, corruption and chaos in the vote counting process as to make the outcome undeterminable. Throw the election to the House.

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    2. Navy Bubblehead, can you please give me your thoughts on why President Trump didn't clean house when first elected? I don't understand why he keeps Obama's people around him.

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  13. Barr has two other U.S. Attorneys investigating this malfeasance. I still believe there will be an October surprise.
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  14. Durham's only goal is to run out the clock and bilk the taxpayer for millions of dollars. He's a fraud who is only biding his time until the election. Believe it when I see it.

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  15. Rumor making the rounds that Ghislaine Maxwell will be off'ed at the time the Durham report is released. The intention is to focus media & US public on Maxwell's offing to overshadow Obamagate.

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  16. Republicans fear the repercussions of daring to cross paths with progressives. After the election is stolen, jailing wrongthinkers will begin, just like in the UK. Democrats will call it "stopping misinformation."

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  17. Durham has to bring a case in the DC area where the jury pool is Swamp friendly. So, he needs not just a winning case, but one so compelling even DC area jurors would convict.

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  18. Understood, just frustrated because it really needs to happen. This tyranny simply cannot be allowed to stand, or go quietly unchallenged.

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  19. I don't know. I suspect no one ever realized just how bad and corrupt the swamp was/is. Second, Trump is not a professional politican. He did not come in with years of associates and teams of people from an opposing party to replace and take over. Third, as an outsider, he has to learn and then let the electorate catch up. After four years, the media and the Democrats have helped him do that. I believe the American people have finally been radicalized enought to see just how bad things really are. We will see how they feel on Nov 3.

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  20. I know people who hate Trump too, but they can never explain why, not rationally. I can understand disagreement, but not the emotional hatred. Well, maybe I can. You see Trump gives the lie to their whole world view and exposes their rather shallow and empty lives. Theirs is a loser's world view that somehow allows them to view themselves as superior by virtue, not of any accomplishments, but soley on the basis of their good intentions. That, I suppose is what makes them think they are better than you and I. Trump's success, glitz and uncouth wealth, self promotion embarasses them to the point that they must hate him. All they see is crass and uncouth. They simply don't have the depth, or ability to go any further. Heads up, if you will forgive me. These people aren't your friends.

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  21. I can relate somewhat and then somewhat I can't. I understand the pressure, which is real, but I also think about Bob Dylan's lyrics, "...their profession is their religion." Maybe not lazy, but certinly short of committment and isn't going to produce victory. Your choice because either way, you're thene who will pay the price, or reap the benefits. The way I see it is you're either with or against us and I don't concern myself with collateral damage. I'm in it to win it and I can't be overly concerned with onlookers who are affraid for whatever reason to get in it.

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  22. That won't work for longer than a news cycle considering how salicious Durhams charges will be

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  23. Graham is no one's ally, but his own.

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  24. How many times does the football have to be pulled away before you get it, Charlie Brown? The Republicans are what they've always been, a business lobby masquerading as a political party. They give you a solid stream of scandals du jour that are intended to never go anywhere so you won't notice that they actually do next to nothing for you, they spend all their time catering to the needs of oppressed billionaires. Indeed, they usually work against you because your interests clash with the interests of those billionaires. It's now worse than ever - in the past Republicans refused to act in their voters interests, now, thanks to their crooked support for open borders over the last 40 years, they are losing the ability to act. From won't to can't. The future is not good.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS-bsetu01w

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  25. Which is why I voted for a populist, Donald Trump who has doen tons for me. He cut my taxes. He cut regulations that were crippling me. He is putting Amerca first, which will save my children's future. He is confronting China, which is a treat to everything america stands for. Democrats arre all corruption all th etime and everybit as much the party of big business and big tech. You are naieve, or more honestly disingenous.

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