"Flood Is Coming": New Comey-McCabe Emails Suggest CNN And FBI Coordination Over Steele Dossier

Several new strings have been tacked across the corkboard in the rapidly unraveling 2016 election scandal. Recently obtained FBI emails shed light on what appears to have been high-level coordination between the FBI and CNN surrounding the release of the infamous "Steele" dossier.

In an April leak of the Comey memos, we learned that the former FBI Director briefed then-President-Elect Donald Trump on the dossier on January 6, 2017 after he wrote in a memo that various news outlets - "CNN in particular" - were "looking for a news hook," and would soon be reporting on it. 

“I said media like CNN had [the dossier] and were looking for a news hook,” Comey wrote of his interaction with Trump. 

CNN, on the other hand, considered Comey's meeting with Trump to have legitimized the document - making it their journalistic responsibility to report on it. 

Thus - any coordination between the FBI and CNN surrounding its report on the Steele dossier is highly relevant, since the Jan. 10, 2017 release of the dossier by Buzzfeed immediately after CNN's report - along with the subsequent firing of James Comey on May 9, prompted the launch of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation

CNN's bombshell report on Jan. 10 of last year includes a claim that Comey gave Trump a two-page summary of the dossier - which Comey denies. Regardless, the fact that CNN knew about the Comey-Trump briefing and a specific claim about a two-page memo begs the question; who leaked to CNN? 

New FBI emails obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) provide a look behind the scenes surrounding Comey's briefing of Trump, as well as what was discussed after the CNN report - suggesting that former Deputy director Andrew McCabe - who was fired for leaking to the press, had specific knowledge of CNN's plans to publish.

Hours before Comey briefed Trump, FBI chief of staff James Rybicki e-mailed staff that Comey “is coming into HQ briefly now for an update from the sensitive matter team.” Just as the same officials dubbed the Clinton e-mail investigation the “mid-year exam” and the anti-Trump counterintelligence investigation “Crossfire Hurricane,” they also used various phrases using “sensitive” to refer obliquely to the dossier.

Two days after the briefing, on January 8, 2017, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who earlier this year was fired and then referred for criminal prosecution by the DOJ inspector general for repeatedly lying about media leaks, wrote an e-mail to top FBI officials with the subject, “Flood is coming.” -The Federalist

CNN is close to going forward with the sensitive story,” McCabe wrote in an email to Comey, Rybicki, and two others. “The trigger for them is they know the material was discussed in the brief and presented in an attachment.” McCabe does not reveal how he knew CNN’s “trigger” was Comey's briefing to Trump.

McCabe shot off a second email shortly thereafter to then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates along with her deputy, Matthew Alexrod, with the subject line "News." 

Just as an FYI, and as expected,” McCabe wrote, “it seems CNN is close to running a story about the sensitive reporting.” Again, how McCabe knew this is unclear and begs investigation. 

In a Monday letter to FBI director Christopher Wray, Sen. Johnson, chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, provides a timeline of events which correspond to the newly obtained FBI emails, and asks the agency to provide a list of all the members of the "sensitive matter" team referenced in Rybicki's January 6 email. 

Johnson also wants to know when FBI officials "first learned that media outlets, including CNN, may have possessed the Steele dossier. "  

As The Federalist notes, "To date, there is no public evidence that the FBI ever investigated the leaks to media about the briefing between Trump and Comey. When asked in a recent interview by Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier, Comey scoffed at the idea that the FBI would even need to investigate the leak of a secret briefing with the incoming president."

“Did you or your subordinates leak that?” Baier asked.

“No,” Comey responded. “I don’t know who leaked it.”

“Did you ever try to find out?” Baier asked.

“Who leaked an unclassified public document?” Comey said, even though Baier’s question was about leaking details of a briefing of the incoming president, not the dossier. “No,” Comey said.

Johnson's letter can be seen below. He has requested a response by Wray no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 4.

 

Comments

JimmyJones Shitonya Serfs Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:29 Permalink

Yeah, operation Mockingbird in full effect.

CiaNewsNetwork

Update:

So I clicked your link and started watching.  at 12:36 - 12:45 guess who's name they drop, its Michael Caputo , the same one I believe that is currently being featured in the news reporting on the 2nd spy in the Trump Campaign. https://www.newsmax.com/politics/michael-caputo-trump-aide-2016-preside…

Absolutely nuts, this is crazy, this is without a doubt spy vs spy we are witnessing going down.  Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdXtIJNNVZM&feature=youtu.be  The footage in this video is from 1992.  Michael Caputo is "playing" being a reporter.

Wikipedia "He served as director of media services on the campaign for president George H.W. Bush in the 1992 United States presidential election." 

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Tarzan bobcatz Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:15 Permalink

I'm calling bullshit on the water boarding ban.  While they run out the clock on statute of limitations, This drip drip drip is annoying as hell!

They play us all for fools, they'll likely never see an orange jumpsuit, we'll jump up and down, and nothing will be done until the worm turns for real...

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nmewn forexskin Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:49 Permalink

lol...yes, the Alinsky Media has always been fellow travellers of the Deep State left, Trump just exposed how complicit they've actually been and how far they've burrowed into it. 

The Alinsky Media phrase "According to past & present government officials who wish to remain anonymous..." exposed just how high and to what purpose they serve, the phrase was always used to damage Trump, never to exonerate him.

It's kind of like the Alinsky Media describing a political opposition research paper as the result "intel" (ostensibly because it was written by a foreign spy?...lol) and then not referencing who paid Steele to produce the "dossier" while using it for a FISA warrant (and 3 subsequent reauthorizations of that warrant) on innocent Americans for the sole purpose of using the Deep States spy/police apparatus to "unmask" anyone they wanted to target.

This is what they are authoritarians & petty despots and the real unmasking is being done by Trump ;-)

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Cassandra.Hermes IridiumRebel Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:15 Permalink

Pussy-Grabber has said that he believes Russian President Putin’s denial of any Russian involvement. He told Time, "I don’t believe they (Russia) interfered.". Now we have 75+ contacts with Russian linked operatives, we have contact with Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, Qatari officials claimed to have evidence that Kushner coordinated with Gulf states to hurt Qatar but have “decided against cooperating with Mueller for now out of fear it would further strain the country’s relations with the White House.

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traverseski Cassandra.Hermes Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:43 Permalink

That information came from a group chaired by John Podesta.  Was he jealous that Trump was trying to catch up to him in the Russian operative count?   

More bullshit from the "progressives" who have become a bunch of bullies full of bullshit.  What the hell is "progress" from their point of view?  Pack more voters in ghettos and fill them with drugs and food stamps?  Free everything for your votes or don't bother voting we will do it for you.

 

That group is loaded with Obama and Clinton operatives.  Lets believe the hacks from the Clinton and Obama camps who started this whole pile of excrement.

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gregga777 Cassandra.Hermes Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:26 Permalink

Pussy-Grabber has said that he believes…

So, what? Gold digging bitches still be lining up around the block hoping to be the next Mrs. Pussy-Grabber. 

Hillary "the Rotten Rodent" Clinton, her KKK (Klinton Krime Klan) and the Demon-Marxist Nationale Kommittee colluded with the U.K. and Russia. Russia paid Hillary "the Rotten Rodent" Clinton and Her KKK (Klinton Krime Klan) at least $145 million in the Uranium 1 affair. But, horse faced Inspector Mueller Clouseau isn't being paid by the KKK (Klinton Krime Klan) to take down Hillary "the Rotten Rodent" Clinton. Inspector Clouseau was brought aboard by the KKK (Klinton Krime Klan) to take down President Trump in a coup d'etat. 

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gregga777 caconhma Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:34 Permalink

The Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) agencies got away with the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK and the attempted assassinations of Governor George Wallace, President Gerald R. Ford and President Ronald W. Reagan. The Gestapo agencies are now desperate to get rid of President Donald J. Trump and to add his initials to the JFK, MLK and RFK trio. They may try blowing up Air Force One over the vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean as President Trump flies to Singapore in June for his meeting with DPRK's Litle Rocket Man. If so,the Gestapo agencies will manufacture intelligence "proving" that either North Korean, Iranian, Russian, or some combination thereof, agents planted explosives aboard Air Force One to justify new wars in Europe, Korea or the Middle East. I hope that President Trump has extremely vicious and competent private security. 

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new game Chris2 Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:30 Permalink

so when can we expect a SPECIAL INVESTIGATION into all this shit(too much to list)???

like a one sided kangaroo gov.org structure, we the people vs slim balls in gov.org

fukin gettin very old, seein this shit with no takedowns.

and then there tweetin trump...

also,no show gumbert sessions(too)

sigh, fukin ehh...

republic dying... 

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Fuck you Tyler Chris2 Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:43 Permalink

Comey was, in 1996, deputy special counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee, so he was involved with earlier Hillary scandals and well aware of her propensity for claiming she had no “intent” to engage in wrong-doing and for her repeated lies, lack of transparency, and assorted other stone-walling tactics, including hiding potentially incriminating evidence.

Time reports:

Comey’s first brush with them came when Bill Clinton was president. Looking to get back into government after a stint in private practice, Comey signed on as deputy special counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee. In 1996, after months of work, Comey came to some damning conclusions: Hillary Clinton was personally involved in mishandling documents and had ordered others to block investigators as they pursued their case. Worse, her behavior fit into a pattern of concealment: she and her husband had tried to hide their roles in two other matters under investigation by law enforcement.

Taken together, the interference by White House officials, which included destruction of documents, amounted to “far more than just aggressive lawyering or political naiveté,” Comey and his fellow investigators concluded. It constituted “a highly improper pattern of deliberate misconduct.”

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