Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe All Named In FISA Memo, First Leak Reveals

A bombshell four-page "FISA memo" alleging egregious surveillance abuse by the FBI, DOJ and Obama administration, specifically names FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to the Daily Beast

The GOP-authored memo made waves last week after it was made available to the full House of Representatives for viewing. With over 60 GOP lawmakers calling for its release, Capitol Hill sources on both sides of the aisle tell The Daily Beast that it's only a matter of time before the general public is allowed to view the document - which is likely to stoke already-inflamed tensions between GOP lawmakers and the individuals named in the leak. 

The facts contained in the Republican majority-authored report are said to be "jaw-dropping and demand full transparency," according to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), while the top ranking Democrat on the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA) dismissed the memo as "profoundly misleading" talking points drafted by Republican staffers. 

Several other GOP Congressmembers have weighed in. "I have read the memo," tweeted Rep. Steve King (R-IA), adding "The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo."

Along with the four-page memo, Congressional investigators learned from a new batch of text messages between anti-Trump FBI investigators that several individuals within the Department of Justice and the FBI may have come together in the "immediate aftermath" of the 2016 election to undermine President Trump, according to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) who has reviewed the texts.

This is particularly interesting since the memo allegedly names Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - who created Robert Mueller's special counsel after former FBI Director James Comey was fired. 

While the "secret society" reference may have been in jest ("Are you even going to give out your calendars? Seems kind of depressing. Maybe it should just be the first meeting of the secret society," Page wrote to Strzok), a whistleblower has allegedly confirmed the existence of clandestine, of high ranking U.S. intelligence officials which met "offsite" to conspire against a sitting President, according to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). 

we have an informant talking about a group holding secret meetings off-site,” Johnson said.

“We have to continue to dig into it,” he added. “This is not a distraction. This is biased, potentially corruption at the highest levels of the FBI.” -The Hill

On Monday night, Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told Fox News what they had learned from the new batch of communications between FBI investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page - contained within a 384-page batch of text messages delivered to Congress from the DOJ last Friday. Of note Ratcliffe says that Strzok and Page were included in the clandestine anti-Trump cabal at the highest levels of the American intelligence community

In response to the memo, Congressional Democrats led by Adam Schiff (D-CA) drafted a "counter-memo" to "correct the record" regarding alleged FISA abuse contained within the GOP memo. 

Schiff's "counter-memo" came on the heels of an absurd letter written by Schiff and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to Facebook and Twitter executives, calling for the Social Media giants to combat "Russian bots" which were promoting the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo.

The letter's claims were immediately shot down by Facebook, which told the Daily Beast that #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag has been pushed by actual Americans

a knowledgeable source says that Twitter’s internal analysis has thus far found that authentic American accounts, and not Russian imposters or automated bots, are driving #ReleaseTheMemo. There are no preliminary indications that the Twitter activity either driving the hashtag or engaging with it is either predominantly Russian.

In short, according to this source, who would not speak to The Daily Beast for attribution, the retweets are coming from inside the country.

Comments

HenryKissinger… CuttingEdge Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:36 Permalink

(((cabal))) nice using of the word

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabal
In A Child's History of England, Charles Dickens associates the word cabal with a group of five ministers in the government of England's King Charles II. These five men were widely regarded as invidious, secretive plotters and their activities may have encouraged English speakers to associate cabal with high-level government intrigue. But their names are not the source of the word cabal, which was in use decades before Charles II ascended the throne. The term can be traced back through French to cabbala, the Medieval Latin name for the Kabbalah, a traditional system of esoteric Jewish mysticism.

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nmewn HenryKissinger… Thu, 01/25/2018 - 05:45 Permalink

Peter J. Hasson@peterjhasson

The most underrated fact about the drama surrounding the FBI agents' text messages is that they were discovered in an inspector general investigation launched at the behest of *Democrats* in Congress who thought the FBI was biased against Clinton

8:50 PM - Jan 24, 2018

LMAO!...I swear they do it everytime...all thats ever required is rope & time. They'll slip it right over their own heads for you if just let em.

/////

Now wat?

"Daniel Richman, the law professor who leaked classified FBI records to the media at Comey's request, refused to disclose when exactly he became Comey's attorney."

lol...run little swamp rats run!!!

So counselor Richman, in which state are your law offices located, which bar are you a member of or are you moar like a Bandy X Lee? ;-)

http://thefederalist.com/2018/01/23/comey-friend-leaked-fbi-memos-now-c…

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CuttingEdge nmewn Thu, 01/25/2018 - 06:22 Permalink

We can hope for rope.

Literally, that is.

I'll settle for complete humiliation of all involved and a bit of jail time for good measure.

As far as HRC is concerned - this is far bigger than her petty larceny, and I doubt her capacity to articulate and co-ordinate this level of sedition. Not saying she didn't know all about it, but when you are talking about the top rank of both the DoJ and FBI, and the odd Clapper thrown in, I have a 6 lane highway to sell you - leads straight to the White House. My point being - she should not be central to our desire for justice at this juncture - more of a distraction from the main event. She's fucked anyway on Pay to Play and Fusion, and I'm guessing her time will come. But compared to taking down the 7th floor of the Hoover building and the DoJ shysters on sedition charges? Hillary is small beer.

 

In saying that, I do smell a Podesta (of the slap-head variety) and maybe a Brock as being involved from the Clinton team. The Fusion angle has the particular manipulative stench of the pedo about it, and remember Brock setting up that "Take down Trump at all costs" meeting back in January? Don't be surprised if either of those two cunts get a mention when this memo pops.

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nmewn CuttingEdge Thu, 01/25/2018 - 06:39 Permalink

Hillary is like a leper, anyone who comes in contact with her (even tangentially) succumbs to the disease.

She funded the DNC during her campaign (thank you Donna Brazille for that helpful bit of information) and the DNC paid for the "intel dossier" (through the conduit of Perkins Coie) which was then used as evidence by the Obama administration for a FISA warrant to spy on Trump. 

In my opinion, Hillary had no choice but to run for President, it was the only way she could be sure of staying out of jail for selling state secrets/assets and then keeping those ill gotten gains at the Clinton Foundation.

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MarsInScorpio DC Beastie Boy Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:02 Permalink

This is called a "coup d'etat."

There is now more than enough evidence establishing probable cause to issue warrants for: Comey, McCabe, both Orhs, Lynch, Rosenstein, Simpson, the so-far hidden lawyers who laundered the DNC and Clinton campaign funds to pay GPS Fusion, the treasurers of the aforementioned who filed false campaign expense reports with the FEC, Podesta, Wasserman-Schultz (who is also indictable for 13-years of espionage for the Pakistani security services, the Awans, Mueller (both for his membership in the "secret society" dedicated to overthrowing the legitimately elected president of the United States, and for his role as the courier transporting the paperwork to the Moscow airport in a diplomatic pouch while Director of the FBI), all three Clintons, the computer tech who wiped the emails from Clinton's server (his, and the other immunity writs are voided because they were issued in order to obstruct justice concerning indicting Clinton - all the other writs are equally void since all of them were issued to obstruct justice as well) . . . the list grows longer every day.

It's only a matter of time before Obama is on the list. Somebody - or several somebodies - will roll to stay out of Leavenworth . . . that is, if the World Court doesn't get him first for War Crimes committed through the wholesale, indiscriminate, and illegal droning of babies, children, women, and men, who are arrogantly dehumanized as "collateral damage."

And now that I think about it, add Wasserman-Schultz to the list of internationally wanted.

Note to Debbie: Mossad is coming for you. Your treason to the world's Jews who lost their lives because of your espionage for the Muslim Brotherhood will put you in the same dock as Adolf Eichmann. You're going to be the target of an "extraordinary rendition," tried in Jerusalem, and "Hung by the neck until you are, Dead. Dead. Dead."

So we are at a point to call this what it is: a coup d'etat.  

I was going to write more, then it struck me: If you don't get it by now, you never will.

So the only thing to do is just cruise right on past the clueless and do everything I can to jail the secret society coup d'etat members . . . 

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Automatic Choke MarsInScorpio Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:32 Permalink

I believe you may need to include several key persons in a few mainstream media centers.   If they are conspiring to overthrow, freedom of the press is not a defense.

 

separate question:   any bets on which one of the above will be the first to stuff themselves down the incinerator?  this slow steady unravelling of their fiction must be playing hell on nerves. 

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Billy the Poet Thu, 01/25/2018 - 00:36 Permalink

The most underrated fact about the drama surrounding the FBI agents' text messages is that they were discovered in an inspector general investigation launched at the behest of *Democrats* in Congress who thought the FBI was biased against Clinton

 

The mother of all blowback.

Billy the Poet SixIsNinE Thu, 01/25/2018 - 00:54 Permalink

Everything they say and do is stupid. Consider this. In attempting to justify spying on Trump the Democrats have taken the attitude that it was entirely reasonable for Obama to use his power to try to crush his political opponents. They don't seem to realize that Trump is now the president and would be free to do the same if Obama's actions had any validity.

It's as if they can't think anything through to the logical conclusion.

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Automatic Choke Ralph Spoilsport Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:39 Permalink

Actually, for those of you who have raised children, it is exactly like dealing with 5 year olds.   Anything they have done wrong, they accuse somebody else of.  It is like reading a book, you just have to listen to their whining and it always leads back to them.  It isn't stupidity in the classical sense, it is massive emotional immaturity.

Funny thing is, at the end of it all, many of them will still think that they were doing the right thing....that "conspiracy", "sedition", "treason" don't apply to them because they were on a noble cause.

 

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vato poco Bigly Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:36 Permalink

they are spoiled children. who think with their hopes & wishes, rather than w their brains. 

it's driven my nuts for all of my adult life: how the fuck can we be losing our beloved country to such childish moronic fucks?? HOW??? any parent knows it's laughably easy to shut down a spoiled kid: you just say no, and then back it with whatever backbone & steel it takes to make the message sink in. 

and yet we've let them win for the last 105/99/86 years. well, it looks like Trump's putting a stop to it. their tantrums are a lovely thing to behold

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mkkby Billy the Poet Thu, 01/25/2018 - 19:13 Permalink

This is all just boring.  So now we have dueling memos.  Both sides making up stories about each other, and sheeple believing *their* side.  Same as it's been for decades.

Time to grow up, sheeple.  Cops were never honest.  The blues and reds never represented you.  Their business is selling your representation.  That is the only product they have to sell.

Nobody will be fired, and nobody will go to prison.  To believe that you have to tell us where they'll find an honest cop/prosecutor to do the looking.

 

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