Adam Schiff: FISA Memo Could Lead To Firings Of Mueller, Rosenstein

Stocks are red. Trey Gowdy is abruptly retiring from Congress. Everybody is laughing at what looks like drool dribbling from the edge of Joe Kennedy's mouth during his rebuttal to last night's State of the Union.

And along comes Reuters, dropping a bombshell headline that, if accurate, could shift the narrative of the multiple investigations involving Russia and obstruction of justice.

Reuters quoted Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intel Committee, who believes the contents of the four-page memo about allegedly egregious FBI abuses of FISA set for public release in the next several days, could lead to the firing of Special Counsel Bob Mueller, or more likely Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein.




Now the question of course is whether this is a statement of fact - in other words the FISA memo contains cause for termination - or a smoke screen to claim that Mueller's firing is only made possible by the "political act" that is the imminent release of the FISA memo.

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In an amusing coincidence, Gowdy's remarks from a Tuesday morning appearance on Fox & Friends now seem eerily prophetic...


REP. TREY GOWDY (R-SC): My Democratic colleagues didn’t want us to find this information. They did everything they could to keep us from finding this information. I think it will be embarrassing to Adam Schiff once people realize the extent to which he went to keep them from learning any of this. That would be the embarrassment...

I mean, going to court to help Fusion GPS so we can’t find out they paid for the dossier, and that they were working for the DNC. That’s a pretty big step to go to court to try to keep the American people from learning something. So, if it were up to Adam Schiff, you wouldn’t know about Hillary Clinton’s email. You wouldn’t know about the server. You wouldn’t know about the dossier. I do find it ironic that he has his own memo right now because if it were up to him, we wouldn’t know any of it.


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In response to the FBI's "rare public statement" claiming the contents of the memo distort the truth, House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes, Schiff's Republican counterpart and primary antagonist on the committee, has responded with his own statement dismissing the FBI's "spurious objections."


The question on everybody's mind is whether the memo will prove that the FBI improperly relied on the Steele dossier to obtain s FISA Court warrant on Carter Page. One Twitter user pointed out that Nunes' statement comes close to confirming that this is indeed the truth.



Developing story.


The Alarmist stizazz Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:39 Permalink

Lets see ... the FBI leadership are the alleged perps here.  So, how much credence is a prosecutor supposed to give to a perp's objection to the testimony given against him?  Let's get it all out into "open court," so to say, and let the jury of public opinion decide.

Justice has to be seen to be done.




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MarsInScorpio The Alarmist Wed, 01/31/2018 - 19:41 Permalink

To All:

A lot of people's lives are destroyed because of the psychotic Bitch from Hell.

If she had just STFU, Damage Control would have limited this to the GOPe spinning conspiracy tales.

Instead, because unlike the mental midgets on ZH who wanted blood now - which would have given the Dems an excuse to toss the truth into the garbage can of history labeled as partisan trash - instead the Dems are writing their own Guilty Verdicts and sentencing themselves to prison because Trump, Sessions, and Matt Gaetz (FL 1st Dist. Republican) are letting them convict themselves.

Which brings back up the Bitch from Hell. 

I give her less than 3-months to live. She will be assassinated a la Seth Rich by the FBI Hit Team after being "blessed" by Podesta or Lynch.

A number of her gang-members will, between now and about 60-days after she's rubbed out, lose their lives as well. The criteria for that Hit List will be the percentage likelihood their immunity grant is made moot because it was issued to obstruct justice.

Think of the Swamp at that point as a self-cleaning oven . . .


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nmewn MarsInScorpio Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:16 Permalink


All we can do is speed up that process to its inevitable end. As I've always said, Hillary is like a leper, anyone coming in close contact with her will be infected.

Their "motives" for doing so can be as pure as the wind driven snow in their minds Strzok, McCabe, Mills, Abedin, Baker, Priestap, Comey, Podesta, Weinstein, Carlin, Wassername nefarious and as evilly scheming/designing as she is.

It doesn't matter, they will get infected by her disease.

And no amount of BleachBit can cure them ;-)

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Occident Mortal joego1 Thu, 02/01/2018 - 08:16 Permalink

If true, this feels much bigger than Watergate.


Stage 1.

A political party pays a private citizen in a foreign country (a former spy), to source damaging allegations against an opposition candidate.

The allegations must i). be damaging and ii). connect the opposition candidate to a hostile foreign power.


Stage 2

The foreign spy visits the only hostile foreign power that the opposition candidate has ever visited and begins to search for any allegations that might be damaging.


Stage 3

The foreign spy writes a report laying out possible damaging allegations that also connect the opposition candidate to a hostile foreign power, but the report includes no actual evidence only rumours and second-hand accounts of what various contacts think might be "out there".

Importantly the allegations are;

i). damaging and

ii). connect the opposition candidate to a hostile foreign power.


Stage 4

The political party takes this report filled with potential allegations (but no actual evidence) and anonymously leaks it to various politically connected people.


Stage 5

Various politically connected people leak the document to the FBI, CSA, NSI, basically all the intelligence agencies.


Stage 6

Various people in the intelligence agencies take the report to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (which sits in secret).

The only reason the report can be presented to FISA is because the allegation are;

i). damaging and

ii). connect the opposition candidate to a hostile foreign power


Stage 7

Astoundingly, FISA sanctions a counter intelligence operation against a presidential candidate in the closing stages of a presidential race. The reporting lines for this counter intelligence operation runs right back to the incumbent POTUS. 


Stage 8

Information from within the opposition candidates is collected by government espionage and passed up the chain of command to the incumbent POTUS (although I'm sure he never touches it) and no doubt is leaked to the political allies to inform their strategy so they can more effectively run their campaign to hold on to power.



If lawyers ran the whole world, this is what it would look like. The problem here, is that this conspiracy is just too damn big. It has too many eyes and too many hands, and it just doesn't hold tight. Especially as this isn't a conspiracy to undermine some hostile foreign power, half the damn country is aligned with the victim, and the whole conspiracy itself undercuts democratic election process and the very foundations of the US constitution.


If this is true, the arrogance and disrespect shown to the American electorate is pure Orwellian evil.

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nmewn BigCumulusClouds Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:57 Permalink

As far as we know now (at a high level) Brennan knew but raised no objections as he is a fellow traveller.

DIA (Clapper) was in on it (as was Brennan) as soon as the first FISA warrant was applied for in spring/summer 2016 AND (importantly) he, John Carlin (DoJ liaison) and Ash Carter tried to get Mike Rogers fired for telling Trump about ALL OF IT after the election. Strzok couldn't have done what he did without the consent from William Preistap who would or should have known including the "intel dossier" compiled by a foreign spy (Steele) with obvious slander supposedly given to him by FSB was a really bad idea. Comey mentioned Preistap's position in this charade (not his name) in his under oath testimony. 

So far, it appears to be DoJ & FBI driven with the intel derived being handed off to Rice, Farkas and Mrs.Sunstein for "unmasking" purposes for political gain to the Alinsky press.

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OverTheHedge King of Ruperts Land Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:31 Permalink

Killing people to resolve problems is part of the mindset of US culture: perhaps it is time to change that. I think the Fletcher Memorial Home for incurable Tyrants and Kings would be a more fitting solution. Just lock the sick people away somewhere where they can't hurt anyone else, and we can all get on with our lives, hopefully without killing anyone else. 

It's a million to one chance, but it just might work....

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brianshell DownWithYogaPants Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:22 Permalink


Trump issue US Notes. Pay off the federal reserve bank. Don't look back.

This is one of the two most important actions to fix our problems.

The other is energy. That would be solved by Thorium molten salt reactors. The corruption overseen by the CIA, FBI and Navy along with the Atomic Energy Commission has blocked the Thorium development project.

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SWRichmond giovanni_f Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:49 Permalink

Shit is about to get interesting.  How will the Dems react to public demand for Mueller and Rosenstein to be fired?  Will they go quietly?  You know the answer. 

Will they initiate some kind of Constitutional crisis (worse than the one we are having right now)?  Walk out of Congress?  Refuse to allocate money?  File some stupid shit motion in some ninth-circuit bullshit court?

This ain't over, far from it, and it ain't even close to being "resolved".  The Dems went "all in" more than a year ago, and they've been doubling down ever since.

Keep your rifle close.

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August SWRichmond Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:11 Permalink

>>>Will they initiate some kind of Constitutional crisis...?  Walk out of Congress? Refuse to allocate money?

You've touched on two things of actual significance that Congress can do: refuse to approve ANY appropriation of funds (a.k.a. actually shut down all/most of the federal government), or effectively dissolve itself, with the withdrawal of one-half of the Current Duopoly. 

I hereby approve, and fervently hope for, either of the above outcomes. And let the chips fall where they may.

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marcusfenix SWRichmond Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:14 Permalink

"Public demand for Mueller and Rosenstein to be fired"

The dems won't have to worry to much about that issue because 80% of the public isn't following this story at all and truly does not give a shit about any of it.

I've said before no matter what is revealed it is not going to cause the kind of public outrage that many may expect it would or even should. Elements within the FBI being exposed as duplicitous, politically motivated, lying, anti democratic and working against the current president as elected by the people will be met with little more than passing apathy by the public at large.

You can see that happening already, at least I can, everyone I talk to, even those who voted for him and have been vocaly supportive since have no idea about any of this. Ask them about it and all you get are blank stares in return. 

The majority of the the US populace has not been paying attention and they are not about to start now. The other group absolutely hates him so it's not going to matter to them if senior FBI agents were working against him or not, if the anti trump crowd gives any time to this drama it will be to nominate these agents for some kind of medal. 

Of course the MSM will continue to do its job by downplaying,  deflecting and distorting the issues this raises about the FBI as a whole, as will the FBI itself blaming a few rouge elements while accepting no responsibility and we will be right back to business as usual in no time. 

So in short between large scale public apathy and disengagement in regards to this issue and trump along with a media machine that will take advantage of that I don't see the dems being all hurt by this bas they will just quietly disengage themselves and let the public memory hole the entire affair. 

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Giant Meteor marcusfenix Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:29 Permalink

"I've said before no matter what is revealed it is not going to cause the kind of public outrage that many may expect it would or even should."

Agreed. It is called multi generational conditioning .. direct correlation with the great dumbing down, bread, circuses and the like, or running in circles on the hamster wheel will do. 24/7 opinion op ed "news" , lightening fast "reporting" or mis-reporting in real time, and also the weekend newsie dump. That is why the same folks, usual suspects are able to pull the same tricks, over, and over, and over again ..

By the time the horse  dejour is rode too death, kicked repeatedly when down .. and all the various players jockey for fame and their 2 minutes of talking points, the thing is so entirely convoluted, the larger balance of the entirely desensitized citzenry fails to even notice, or care.

Look honey, they're kickin that dead horse again.


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exonomic halfbreed Frontline Retailer Wed, 01/31/2018 - 23:36 Permalink

Perhaps this time is different, like in the 1870's when our government colluding with the city of London decided that the sovereign nation known as The United States of America would be dissolved and replaced with a corporation called United States Of America operating under the auspices of The City of London.  An international lawyer friend from my childhood once told me (when I asked about his title of Esquire) that the bar association was an instrument operating under the British crown court.  I am sure that this is not exactly correct but is close.  By 1913 we the free born of the U.S. were disenfranchised of our property rights by our so called government, so that they could tax us for our land (which had prior been owned by us under free alloidal ownership).  They determined that the ownership of our land should be transferred to the Banksters and we from then on were franchisees or renters and subject to losing our property upon not paying the tax.  What did we do to deserve this?  The IRS (a corporation owned by the Northern Trust) was assigned the right to collect these taxes.  Want to know more?  Research Serco and Northern Trust and a place to start might include Field McConnell and Abel Danger.  Did we really win the war of 1812 and have we been recolonized by traitors within?

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