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6/10/2019

Headlines about the Not-Mueller Spying Investigation

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 5:20 pm



[Headline from DRJ]

The HillJustice gives Congress new details on ‘spying’ probe:

The Justice Department on Monday offered more details to Congress on the investigation that Attorney General William Barr ordered into the intelligence collection on the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election.

In a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said that the inquiry is being primarily conducted by U.S. attorney John Durham out of Justice Department offices in Washington, D.C.

Boyd wrote that Durham, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut, is receiving assistance from a “number of U.S. Attorney’s Office personnel and other Department employees.”

Breitbart: Meet John Durham, the U.S. Prosecutor Investigating FBI’s 2016 Campaign Spying.

Reminder: NY Daily News: Attorney General Barr says he believes that the Obama Justice Department spied on the 2016 Trump campaign .

— DRJ

25 Responses to “Headlines about the Not-Mueller Spying Investigation”

  1. Plus this from CNN:

    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr’s review of the beginnings of the Russia probe will be “broad in scope and multifaceted” and will examine actions by US and foreign intelligence agencies, “as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals,” the Justice Department said in a letter Monday.

    DRJ (15874d)

  2. It was almost entirely a false trail:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/CJBdingo25/status/1138169986428669953

    Narciso (d76f90)

  3. I’ll wait a few months before I start speculating.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  4. Kevin, apropos to nothing on this thread, but related to the D-Day thread, I just finished reading this.
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/1941-The-Year-Germany-Lost-the-War/Andrew-Nagorski/9781501181115

    Nothing earthshakingly new, but interesting enough.

    Kishnevi (c2a547)

  5. The whole problem with Russia-Trump-Mueller-Comey-Et al from the beginning has been too much talk, too much speculation, and not enough facts and official reports.

    I’m so TIRED of someone telling the “Investigation X is ongoing and Next Week/Month/Quarter they’re going to…”

    Stop the talk and get it done.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  6. Prediction: They’ll find a few mistakes, but it’ll basically be a big nothingburger.

    Paul Montagu (a61762)

  7. Stop the talk and get it done.

    rcocean

    Oh they finished it. Trump committed obstruction but it’s not possible to indict a president.

    Dustin (6d7686)

  8. They’ll find a few mistakes, but it’ll basically be a big nothingburger.

    Prediction: They will find a lot of stuff, all of it spinnable, and reflecting poorly on whoever one wants it to reflect poorly on.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  9. Why isn’t it possible to indict a former Secretary of State who committed multiple serious felonies, exposing TS and TS:SCI information to anyone with a downloaded hacker toolkit.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  10. Why isn’t it possible to indict a former Secretary of State who committed multiple serious felonies, exposing TS and TS:SCI information to anyone with a downloaded hacker toolkit.

    Kevin M (21ca15) — 6/10/2019 @ 8:20 pm

    Good question. I seem to recall one of the presidential candidates promising to lock her up but I can’t recall which one that was.

    Dustin (6d7686)

  11. This is what the Mueller collusion do-over, and obstruction charges so thin the Democrats need to raise Watergate zombie John Dean from the grave to give them some legal color, are all about. To defend against the very real attempt to steal the election by Obama, and their cohorts in the Justice Department, the spy services, and the FISA court, on the theory that the best defense is a constant offense.

    nk (dbc370)

  12. What better person to lend “legal color” to obstruction charges than someone who actually plead guilty to obstruction? You can’t make this stuff up.

    Munroe (808123)

  13. Michael Cohen this will be your life, even though he was much stupider than dean, of course the surveillance came from the other end unsanctioned unwarranted.

    Narciso (d76f90)

  14. Ah Nixon, he didnt come from money, he didn’t understand the likes of hiss who did who nonetheless betrayed his country for probably 15 years, served a little Time but all the progressives insisting he was innocent.

    Narciso (d76f90)

  15. We will need a new prison for all the lying corrupt lawyerticions involved in this Obama led fiasco. Bringing in John effing Dean shows how desperate never trumpers are. John Dean? Lmao.

    mg (21de20)

  16. I wish people would read the Mueller report if they are going to talk about the Mueller report.

    Nic (896fdf)

  17. I wish people would read the corrupt history of Mueller and his cohorts in crime having to do with Boston and Whitey.

    mg (21de20)

  18. Not allowed, captain mccloskey is an honorable man.

    Narciso (d76f90)

  19. Now, a conspiracy-minded person might think there was something strange about Tony Rodham, Hillary Rodham-Clinton’s brother whose “business dealings had sometimes appeared to take advantage of his connections to the Clintons” (Wikipedia) mysteriously dying just as such an investigation ramped up.

    I am not conspiracy-minded, so I’ll pay it no notice at all. Tra la!

    Ingot9455 (68bf96)

  20. An interesting point in Andrew McCarthy’s prepared testimony June 12 to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/the-lessons-of-the-mueller-probe

    In September 2017, the Carter Page FISa warrant lapsed, and it would have been time for the Mueller investigation to seek its reauthorization — which would, in turn, have called for eaffirming Steel’s information. That did not happen.

    That’s why it was only four times.

    It was probably being automatically renwed, without thought. Mueller was fresh eyes, and it coudn;t be justified.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  21. 9. Kevin M (21ca15) — 6/10/2019 @ 8:20 pm

    9.Why isn’t it possible to indict a former Secretary of State who committed multiple serious felonies, exposing TS and TS:SCI information to anyone with a downloaded hacker toolkit.

    Exposing TS and TS:SCI information to just anyone is one thing she didn’t do. There couldn’t be worse nonsense.

    There was never any email account more secure than the one at clintonemail.com. None of the usual hacking tools woudl work.

    No phishing, no backdoor password reset, no dictionary or ither attack or any way of guessing the password.

    Hillary always had to have her device synched by Bryan Pagliano, which probably means she ddin;t know, or set the password. Huma Abedin did, but she didn’t. If the server came under attack, SYSOP Justin Cooper would shut it down. And what the servere software was, was unknown to any would be hacker. If somehow it was penetrated, and her archives gotten into not much could be downloaded before the extra thruput would come to the attention of the SYSOP. And it couldn’t be accessed even via a burglary because it was guarded by the Secret Service. And it was secure against subpeonas and FOIA requests, and future investigators as well!

    Now deliberately giving away TS and TS:SCI is anotehr matter, but Hillary would do that by telephone or by personal contact, sometimes in her office in the State Department. And only if they paid. And not just anyone could pay – they had to be Friends of Bill.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  22. Apparently everybody on his mailing list gets this: (its like those calls that say you called them)

    When my staff showed me your comments wishing me a happy birthday, I was blown away.

    I have been focused on protecting our democracy, holding the Trump administration accountable and fighting for New Yorkers. Reading the kind birthday wishes from my supporters has meant so much to me. You make my work possible.

    Thank you for making my day,

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  23. The Jeopardy question is:

    Who is Jerrold Nadler?

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  24. #21

    9. Kevin M (21ca15) — 6/10/2019 @ 8:20 pm
    9.Why isn’t it possible to indict a former Secretary of State who committed multiple serious felonies, exposing TS and TS:SCI information to anyone with a downloaded hacker toolkit.
    Exposing TS and TS:SCI information to just anyone is one thing she didn’t do. There couldn’t be worse nonsense.

    There was never any email account more secure than the one at clintonemail.com. None of the usual hacking tools woudl work.

    No phishing, no backdoor password reset, no dictionary or ither attack or any way of guessing the password.

    Hillary always had to have her device synched by Bryan Pagliano, which probably means she ddin;t know, or set the password. Huma Abedin did, but she didn’t. If the server came under attack, SYSOP Justin Cooper would shut it down. And what the servere software was, was unknown to any would be hacker. If somehow it was penetrated, and her archives gotten into not much could be downloaded before the extra thruput would come to the attention of the SYSOP. And it couldn’t be accessed even via a burglary because it was guarded by the Secret Service. And it was secure against subpeonas and FOIA requests, and future investigators as well!

    Now deliberately giving away TS and TS:SCI is anotehr matter, but Hillary would do that by telephone or by personal contact, sometimes in her office in the State Department. And only if they paid. And not just anyone could pay – they had to be Friends of Bill.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75) — 6/14/2019 @ 12:15 pm

    Sammy… the FBI already stated that her homebrewed server was likely hacked by our adversary.

    Furthermore, the IG found that just about all of her emails were forwarded to a likely foreign power (caveat here: the IG report hasn’t been fully disclosed):
    https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/12/ig-clinton-foreign-emails/

    Partly because Cooper used black box standard Apple email server and then an Outlook server.

    The bigger issue to me is this: How did Clinton get the TS/TSCI information into her public email account in the first place?

    Untold numbers of laws, and instances were broken to facility Clinton’s email system.

    whembly (51f28e)

  25. *facilitate Clinton’s email system.

    whembly (51f28e)


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