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Gowdy & Goodlatte Call for Special Counsel on FISA (truncated)
Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 6, 2018 | As seen on Special Report with Bret Baier

Posted on 03/06/2018 6:19:05 PM PST by FreeReign

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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Trey Gowdy of South Carolina... and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia... have faith in Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to do a thorough job in the matter, but note that he doesn't have jurisdiction over two dozen important witnesses. Gowdy said the IG can compel testimony mostly from people who currently work in the department.
And thanks for playing. Thanks FreeReign.

61 posted on 03/07/2018 11:00:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (,,
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To: LS; All
By EVERY account, Zero hated Horowitz and did everything he could to stifle him.


Yes...... but Obama hates everyone except his Butt-Boy homosexual lovers and Bill Ayers......... who just may be one and the same.

I'm looking for the I.G. to put the screws and nails into the coffin of the Usurper bastard who for many years has diminished this country to something we never could have imagined.

62 posted on 03/07/2018 11:04:47 AM PST by a little elbow grease (Zip ties and duct tape are far more productive than pussy hats and #metoo tweets)
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To: a little elbow grease

CTH bump

63 posted on 03/07/2018 11:20:23 AM PST by Pelham (California, a subsidiary of Mexico, Inc.)
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To: bert
.....there are at least 24 witnesses that can not be called by the IG because they are outside his scope of the committee's purview. The name that stood out in 36 bold font was sid vicious. Sidney Blumenthal is a senior member of the clinton shadow government.......

He is one slippery guy. Sid's got plenty to answer to do......and is lying awake nights 24/7 thinking of reasnos why he wont.

Let's see him slip out of this one.

Judicial/Watch has tracked this unpleasant man – “Sid Vicious” — over the years: (A) How Hillary Clinton relied on him in defiance of President Obama; (B) how he and Hillary kept in touch during her tenure; (C) how she originally wanted him to be a high-ranking adviser.


ITEM--From link: of the most controversial of Ms. Clinton’s emails released by the State Department under judicial order was one sent on June 8, 2011, to the Secretary of State by Sidney Blumenthal, Ms. Clinton’s unsavory friend and confidant who was running a private intelligence service for Ms. Clinton.

This email contains an amazingly detailed assessment of events in Sudan, specifically a coup being plotted by top generals in that war-torn country. Mr. Blumenthal’s information came from a top-ranking source with direct access to Sudan’s top military and intelligence officials, and recounted a high-level meeting that had taken place only 24 hours before.

To anybody familiar with intelligence reporting, this unmistakably signals intelligence, termed SIGINT in the trade. In other words, Mr. Blumenthal, a private citizen who had enjoyed no access to U.S. intelligence for over a decade when he sent that email, somehow got hold of SIGINT about the Sudanese leadership and managed to send it, via open, unclassified email, to his friend Ms. Clinton only one day later.

NSA officials were appalled by the State Department’s release of this email, since it bore all the hallmarks of Agency reporting. Back in early January when I reported this, I was confident that Mr. Blumenthal’s information came from highly classified NSA sources, based on my years of reading and writing such reports myself, and one veteran agency official told me it was NSA information with “at least 90 percent confidence.”

We can confirm that the contents of Sid Blumenthal’s June 8, 2011, email to Hillary Clinton, sent to her personal, unclassified account, were indeed based on highly sensitive NSA information. The agency investigated this compromise and determined that Mr. Blumenthal’s highly detailed account of Sudanese goings-on, including the retelling of high-level conversations in that country, was indeed derived from NSA intelligence.

Specifically, this information was illegally lifted from four different NSA reports, all of them classified “Top Secret / Special Intelligence.” Worse, at least one of those reports was issued under the GAMMA compartment, which is an NSA handling caveat that is applied to extraordinarily sensitive information (for instance, decrypted conversations between top foreign leadership, as this was). GAMMA is properly viewed as a SIGINT Special Access Program, or SAP, several of which from the CIA Ms. Clinton compromised in another series of her “unclassified” emails.

Currently serving NSA officials have told me they have no doubt that Mr. Blumenthal’s information came from their reports. “It’s word-for-word, verbatim copying,” one of them explained. “In one case, an entire paragraph was lifted from an NSA report” that was classified Top Secret / Special Intelligence.

How Mr. Blumenthal got his hands on this information is the key question, and there’s no firm answer yet. The fact that he was able to take four separate highly classified NSA reports—none of which he was supposed to have any access to—and pass the details of them to Hillary Clinton via email only hours after NSA released them in Top Secret / Special Intelligence channels indicates something highly unusual, as well as illegal, was going on.

Suspicion naturally falls on Tyler Drumheller, the former CIA senior official who was Mr. Blumenthal’s intelligence fixer, his supplier of juicy spy gossip, who conveniently died last August before email-gate became front-page news. However, he, too, had left federal service years before and should not have had any access to current NSA reports. There are many questions here about what Hillary Clinton and her staff at Foggy Bottom were up to, including Sidney

Blumenthal, an integral member of the Clinton organization, despite his lack of any government position. How Mr. Blumenthal got hold of this Top Secret-plus reporting is only the first question. Why he chose to email it to Ms. Clinton in open channels is another question. So is: How did nobody on Secretary Clinton’s staff notice that this highly detailed reporting looked exactly like SIGINT from the NSA?


64 posted on 03/07/2018 11:47:47 AM PST by Liz ((Our side has 8 Trillion bullets;the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.))
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BACKSTORY Sid Blumenthal was (is) the conniving Clintons' bagman---a $325,000 employee of the Clinton Foundation, hired to (gag) promote Clinton's presidential legacy. On the side, Sid promoted dubious foreign deals and schemes in which he had a financial interest many of them predicated on the fall of Libya.

Blumenthal was ambidextrous---emailing Libya foreign policy messages w/ one hand....his other hand firmly in the State Dept cookie jar.

In one (leaked) confidential e-mail to Clinton, Blumenthal was clearly colluding w/ onetime Amb Joe Wilson (Valerie's husband) to score a bundle of tax dollars.

GAME ON Amb Wilson pumped himself as a 'director' of Symbion Power---an outfit seeking millions of dollars in contracts from an obscure government agency chaired by Hillary....the Millennium Challenge Corp (MCC)....a notorious slush fund.

In September 2010, Hillary ordered MCC to award Symbion $47 million tax dollars for (cough) 'power projects in Tanzania.' much of the $47 million tax dollars got to Tanzania after the players divvied it up among Blumenthal, Wilson, the Clintons, Obama?.........


FREEPER ACTION PROJECT--DO THIS NOW: demand the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) books be opened. We demand to know the financial details and the scope and dimension of individuals connected to these outrageous State Dept giveaways.........govt parasites like Blumenthal, Plame and her husband pocketing zillions at taxayers' expense.



Milliam Challenege is also the govt agency Obama took 100 million tax dollars to give to Michelle to give to Morocco "to teach Muslim girls." The 100 million is to be held by the Obama Foundation and doled out "when needed."

(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)

65 posted on 03/07/2018 11:49:08 AM PST by Liz ((Our side has 8 Trillion bullets;the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.))
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To: a little elbow grease


66 posted on 03/07/2018 12:00:36 PM PST by bitt (We dont need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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To: FreeReign

And I repeat. By every account Zero hated Horowitz and stifled multiple investigations.

This is no secret. Try harder.

67 posted on 03/07/2018 3:27:25 PM PST by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually" (Hendrix))
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To: BeauBo

FWIW’s video yesterday said the IG is an Obama-nominated sellout who will only give some little dribble on some small infraction—so he is not the answer.

68 posted on 03/07/2018 3:34:07 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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Sessions on calls for second Special Counsel: "I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice, to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us and we're conducting that investigation." @ShannonBream

@JakeBGibson 3:05 PM - 7 Mar 2018

69 posted on 03/07/2018 3:36:23 PM PST by Cboldt
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“This will settle it, once and for all, whether Sessions is white hat or swamp. Bets?”

I like the idea of taking bets on this - I’ve always said Sessions is White hat all the way.

I’ve been hoping for a thread (maybe this one?) where all the robotic Sessions bashers here on FR formally go on record with their unfunny ad homonyms and non sequiturs.

That way it will be easier to get a complete list so they can all eat crow together when it becomes obvious they jumped on the wrong bandwagon.

70 posted on 03/08/2018 5:50:23 AM PST by enumerated
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71 posted on 03/08/2018 7:40:30 AM PST by Karoo
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Trey Gowdy is right on this... needs to happen NOW!

72 posted on 03/08/2018 7:54:36 AM PST by GOPJ (Trump isn't starting a trade war - he's trying to end the trade war against the USA - Iron Munro)
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To: FreeReign

I say cast the net wider than just FISA.....Investigate corruption in the FBI/CIA/DOJ.

73 posted on 03/08/2018 12:54:42 PM PST by Scooter100
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