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The Press Abets a Coverup
Wall Street Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

Posted on 08/18/2018 12:00:36 PM PDT by reaganaut1

The two biggest shoes are yet to drop in the 2016 investigations. We still don’t know the origins and back story of the intercepted Russian intelligence document that was pivotal in James Comey’s unprecedented, ill-advised and possibly decisive (according to numerous Democratic and independent election analysts) interventions in the presidential race.

Depending on what report you credit, the information was false, it was planted by the Russians, or it accurately indicated an illegal conspiracy to obstruct justice by the Clinton campaign and Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch. If it was a Russian fabrication, then Mr. Comey was spoofed by the Kremlin into his improper intervention in the race. If the parties to the incepted exchange were simply misinformed, it’s hard to understand Mr. Comey’s reason for intervening.

Presumably some of the questions are answered in a still-secret annex to the inspector general’s report that criticized Mr. Comey’s performance, but even that won’t tell us everything we need to know. What did fellow intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, tell the FBI about this intercept? What did they advise Mr. Comey to do?

The second shoe concerns the Steele dossier. Who were the alleged Russian sources behind it? What were their motives? Go back and read Robert Mueller’s indictment of the Russian hackers in the DNC email theft. It is not a remarkable account of hacking, but it is remarkable that it exists, with its detailed re-creation of specific actions by specific Russian officials sitting at their laptops. Your government could use the same resources to get to the bottom of an episode that has had exponentially more influence on our political life than even Russia’s trafficking in DNC emails.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brennan; cia; comey; spygate; spygateconspiracy; trump

1 posted on 08/18/2018 12:00:36 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

“...the intercepted Russian intelligence document ....”

What is this? I’ve never heard of anything like this. All I’ve heard about is the Hillary/Steele report.


2 posted on 08/18/2018 12:10:56 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: reaganaut1

If anyone was spoofed by the Russians it was Christopher Steele. He in turn spoofed the Ohr contingency (that includes Ohr’s wife who worked for FSUION GPS)) at the thorughly corrupt5ed Justice department of the Obamaroid Regime. The Russian crap was push into the Trump circles as something the criminal Obamaroid regime thought they could then exploit. Hence they criminally mislead the FISA judges and continue to try their coup even after Trump was duly elected. And never forget the corrupt weasel Rosenstein signed the last application after Trump was president! Firing squads would be too mercifully quick for these treasonous bastards.


3 posted on 08/18/2018 12:14:53 PM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: reaganaut1

Mr. Murdoch, tear down this (pay) wall!


4 posted on 08/18/2018 12:27:02 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: reaganaut1

Abets? You Bet! *SPIT*


5 posted on 08/18/2018 12:42:11 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: reaganaut1

This is garbage.


6 posted on 08/18/2018 12:46:14 PM PDT by Luke21 (The Hill sucks.)
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To: reaganaut1

Depending on what report you credit, the information was false, it was planted by the Russians, or it accurately indicated an illegal conspiracy to obstruct justice by the Clinton campaign and Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch. If it was a Russian fabrication, then Mr. Comey was spoofed by the Kremlin into his improper intervention in the race. If the parties to the incepted exchange were simply misinformed, it’s hard to understand Mr. Comey’s reason for intervening.

...

It’s one or the other.


7 posted on 08/18/2018 12:46:52 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: reaganaut1

Is there proof that Steele actually got info on Trump from the Russians or was the entire dossier fabricated by Steele with no involvement at all from Russians? Have any Russians come forth and admitted to meeting with Steele re Trump? Mueller’s indictments of the few Russians so far is just more faked “making legal progress” of the same criminal coverup.


8 posted on 08/18/2018 12:47:38 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: reaganaut1
and the press flight readies for another day


9 posted on 08/18/2018 12:50:03 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: GSWarrior

Do a Google search on the first paragraph.


10 posted on 08/18/2018 12:52:23 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: reaganaut1

The so called Mainstream Media is Evil and really an enemy of anyone who seeks the truth.


11 posted on 08/18/2018 1:14:09 PM PDT by Herman Ball (2)
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To: VanShuyten

In early 2016, John Brennan leaked that an allied Baltic country had intercepted Russian communications that implied Collusion. Brennan met with the Russian chief of such evils and told him to lay off (very effective). Then Brennan handed the case over to the FBI, starting its anti-Trump “counter-intelligence operations”. Congressman Devin Nunes states that no such documents or findings exist in the FBI’s records. The narrative then magically morphed into Australian intel telling US counterparts that Alexander Downer told them about a happenschance pub conversation with George Papadopulous. But wait, that morphed into Downer arranged the meeting, and actually told someone at the US embassy, then Clinton loyalists in the State Dept relayed the news to the FBI. The author seems to be multiple lies behind.

My assumption is that the author’s “Russian intelligence document” was broadcast by CIA operatives so the “Baltic ally” could intercept it and light the Reichstag fire Brennan craved.


12 posted on 08/18/2018 4:18:52 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: MHGinTN

But if you watched the CBS Evening News this evening, Bruce Ohr is nothing but a “current Justice Department employee” and Trump was criticizing him and his wife without any apparent reason for doing so.


13 posted on 08/18/2018 4:23:49 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Chewbarkah

Thanks. I hadn’t heard of that Baltic communique before.


14 posted on 08/18/2018 4:54:09 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: Republican Wildcat

It would require guillotines to fix the treachery at SeeBS.


15 posted on 08/18/2018 7:02:59 PM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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