Monday, May 11, 2020

Your Monday Morning Russiagate

Awe, do I have to? No, not really, but I guess I should.

At NR, Andy McCarthy lays out the case that "Obama officials and FBI collaborated to invent the ‘Russian collusion’ narrative" in Flynn and the Anatomy of a Political Narrative. Roger Kimball at ET fears Flynn Revelations May Lead to Disillusionment With Deep State, Not Retribution. Why not both? Nick Arama at Red Stare reports that Bill Barr is ‘Very Concerned’ Mueller ‘Ignored’ Evidence of Russian Disinfo in Steele Dossier. He's a friend of Mueller's but I think he's seen enough to know that either the doddering old fool wasn't really calling the shots, or that he was part of the conspiracy.

Jordain Carney on Da Hill, FBI director in 'hot seat' as GOP demands reforms, as well they should.

Mary McCord claims Bill Barr Twisted My Words in Dropping the Flynn Case. Here’s the Truth. Adria Widburg at AmThink calls it an inept attempt to justify persecuting Michael Flynn.

As long as we're on Bill Barr, Bronson Stocking at Red State reports a Fake News Alert: NBC Deceptively Edits AG Barr's Comments on Michael Flynn Decision

You expected better? Why? Ann Althouse is all over it with, "The completely dishonest editing by Chuck Todd..." and "That lady... that new press secretary... she's a gangsta..."

Twitchy, Buckle UP! Byron York takes entire premise of Lawfare Blog’s pearl-clutching Flynn piece APART in brutal thread and at Red State "shipwreckedcrew" writes What Happens at Lawfareblog When Ben Wittes’s Baby Cannon Explodes in His Face

Sundance watches the Sunday Talks – Sidney Powell Discusses Details Behind DOJ Dropping Flynn Case…

and Trey Gowdy Discusses DOJ and FBI Misconduct in Flynn Case: “It doesn’t have to go all the way up to the President”…, but it could, too, and probably did. Joshua Rehtt Miller at NYPo, Obama knew details of Michael Flynn’s wiretapped calls: docs From Fox, Mark Levin: Obama and Biden must be asked about what they knew about Flynn case. Like they'll ever let an unfriendly reporter ask the question.

Liz Vaughn at Red State has an interesting revelation from the transcripts, John Podesta Told Lawmakers Payment for Steele dossier Was Split 50-50 Between DNC and Campaign. Not shocking, though.

Sundance, Devin Nunes Discusses Released Transcripts and Flynn Status….

The Duran, Russiagate hoax blown wide open as Schiff’s lies compared with transcripts [Video]. Mike LaChance at LI, Tucker Carlson: ‘Sociopath’ Adam Schiff Should Resign Over Russia Hoax

Twitchy, And now for the dynamite! Undercover Huber’s ruthless thread shines a light on 1 reason WHY Adam ‘Sack of’ Schiff is panicking.  and Da Wire notes House Intel Committee Ranking Member: FBI ‘Doctored’ Flynn’s 302 Interview Form, And It’s ‘Missing’. It's funny how a document so central to the story could go missing at the FBI. Did they wipe it, like with a cloth?
Nick Arama again, Trump Tweets Jesse Watters’ Breakdown of #ObamaGate and New ‘Smoking Gun’ Documents Coming
Weird, but essentially a non-issue, Filing error adds to twists of Flynn case reversal.

Sundance, Very Interesting – VP Mike Pence Would Welcome Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Back Into The Administration…
A very interesting dynamic all things considered. During a recent interview Vice President Mike Pence says he would welcome former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn back into the administration:
“Gen. Michael Flynn is an American patriot,” Pence told Axios in an interview. “And for my part, I’d be happy to see Michael Flynn again.”
And with that in mind, it’s worth taking all the current information and reviewing the fully cited (soup-to-nuts) background of how the Pence -vs- Flynn ‘lying’ narrative was created.
It's still not really clear if Flynn actually lied to Pence, or if that was a story concocted by the FBI manipulating their 302.  I like the idea of Flynn coming back and taking the FBI reins away from Wray, but that's unlikely in the extreme.
Either Flynn accepts a version of the 302 report where he lied, or: (A) Flynn has to take the position that Vice President Mike Pence lied to the nation in the Jan 15th CBS Face The Nation interview; and (B) Flynn needs to somehow discover the original 302 to prove the FBI was lying about it, not him.

See how that went down?
Patti Stockman at AmThink, News Flash: DOJ Targeted Other Conservatives
Numerous reports verify that Rep. Stockman was quite a fierce critic of and whistle-blower on the Obama administration.

As a result, he was pursued for four years by the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the nonprofit division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – the very same corrupted team that went after the Tea Party and other conservative nonprofit organizations around 2012.  The DOJ took their story before four grand juries before they were even able to obtain an indictment.
That kind of grand jury shopping should be illegal. Only one bite per apple. Make sure you get it right the first time.
Notably, the indictment of Stockman was signed by DOJ’s Raymond Hulser, who had been copied by Lois Lerner when she emailed DOJ players from her IRS email account to arrange meetings to plan how to take action against those nonprofits.  And it was Stockman who filed a resolution calling for Lois Lerner’s arrest due to her contempt of Congress in the whole IRS/DOJ conspiracy.
Obama corrupted the DOJ. Can Barr fix it? The jury is still out.

OK, I'm out of coffee.

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