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Still Believe the FBI Is Some Honorable Institution?
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A piece of me really wants Trump to run again so he can take a blowtorch to them all.
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WTF are they hiding???


FBI Asks Court for 66 Years to Release Information From Seth Rich’s Computer



The FBI is asking a U.S. court to reverse its order that it produce information from Seth Rich’s laptop computer.

If the court does not, the bureau wants 66 years to produce the information.


Rich was a Democratic National Committee staffer when he was killed on a street in Washington in mid-2016. No person has ever been arrested in connection to the murder.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, an Obama appointee, ruled in September that the bureau must hand over information from the computer to Brian Huddleston, a Texas man who filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the info.

The FBI’s assertion that the privacy interest Rich’s family members hold outweighed the public interest was rejected by Mazzant, who noted the bureau cited no relevant case law supporting the argument.

But the ruling was erroneous, U.S. lawyers said in a new filing.

The bureau shouldn’t have to produce the information because of FOIA exemptions for information that are compiled for law enforcement purposes and “could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source,” the lawyers said in a motion for reconsideration. Another exemption, which enables agencies to withhold information that would disclose law enforcement techniques also applies, they said.

“Given the Court’s findings that except for the information related to Seth Rich’s laptop withheld pursuant to Exemptions 6 and 7(C) based on privacy interests, the FBI properly withheld or redacted all other information responsive to Huddleston’s requests, the production order seems inconsistent with the rest of the order,” the motion stated.

The FBI, after claiming it never possessed Rich’s laptop or any information from it, acknowledged in 2020 that it had thousands of files from the computer.

The bureau “is currently working on getting the files from Seth Rich’s personal laptop into a format to be reviewed,” the government said at the time.

Information and material extracted from the computer were provided by a source to an FBI agent during a meeting on March 15, 2018, FBI records officer Michael Seidel said in a declaration. He said the files included photographs and documents, among other material.

In the new filing, government lawyers said the FBI never extracted the data, which it revealed as originating with a law enforcement agency. They said the information is on a compact disc containing images of the laptop.

“The FBI did not open an investigation into the murder of Seth Rich, nor did it provide investigative or technical assistance to any investigation into the murder of Seth Rich. As a result, the FBI has never extracted the data from the compact disc and never processed the information contained on the disc,” they said.

To produce the information, the FBI would have to convert information on the disc into pages and then review the pages to redact information per FOIA, according to the government.

If Mazzant upholds his order, the FBI wants a lengthy period of time to perform the work—66 years, or 500 pages a month.

“If the court overrules the FBI’s motion, the FBI wants to produce records at a rate of 500 pages per month. At that rate, it will take almost 67 years just to produce the documents, never mind the images and other files,” Ty Clevenger, a lawyer representing Huddleston, told The Epoch Times in an email.

“After dealing with the FBI for five years, I now assume that the FBI is lying to me unless and until it proves otherwise. The FBI is desperately trying to hide records about Seth Rich, and that begs the question of why.”

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suggested Rich leaked Democratic National Committee (DNC) files to WikiLeaks, but special counsel Robert Mueller said the real source was Russian hackers. Still, Mueller’s finding conflicts with statements from CrowdStrike, the firm hired to investigate how the DNC files were released.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-asks-court-for-66-years-to-release-information-from-seth-richs-computer_4826785.html


When has Julian Assange ever lied with WikiLeaks???
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Maybe the Federal government can redirect some of the "drag shows for kids" money to hiring some contract attorneys to review the data. They blast through doc reviews containing tens of thousands of pages in weeks.
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Supermarkets should have baskets placed around the store for that moment when I realize I can't carry another thing and should have grabbed a basket
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Stogie1020 wrote:
Maybe the Federal government can redirect some of the "drag shows for kids" money to hiring some contract attorneys to review the data. They blast through doc reviews containing tens of thousands of pages in weeks.



Fantastic idea...BUT...they're more intent on hiding the data like the CDC and NIH!
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#402 FIOA REQUESTS are a joke to the FBI...

THEY DENY ANY GENERAL REQUEST ....YOU HAVE TO REQUEST BY INTERDEPARTMENTAL TITLES...
THEY WILL SIT ON YOUR GENERAL REQUEST FOR 18 months or more...then say u have to request from individual divisions within the FBI DIRECTLY...SO MAYBE WITHIN 3-5 YRS IT FINALLY GET THROUGH....

THEN THIS 500 PAGE BULL**** REARS ITS UGLY HEAD ..

THEN GUESS WHAT???

YOU GET 500 PAGES OF REDACTED BULL CRAP...WITH ONLY
"AND" "HE" "SHE" "HIM" "HER" "THEY" "THEM" AND ABOUT 75 OTHER STUPID WORDS APPEAR ON EVERY PAGE THAT IS 90-95% PERCENT REDACTED AND BLACKED OUT BY SHARPIE....

WHAT A JOKE THE FBI IS ..

THEY ARE CRIMINALS ON STEROIDS...

THEY ARE FELON MURDERERS WHO LAUGH AT THE GENERAL RULE OF LAW...

THEY BREAK ANY LAW THEY WANT OR KILL (BY ACCIDENTAL CIRCUMSTANCES SET UP BY THEM) ANYONE THEY WANT ....WITH ZERO REPERCUSSIONS OR PENALTIES TO AN TO ONE INVOVLED IN SAID ACCIDENTAL DEATHS.

THE FBI IS THE WEST GERMAN STASI ENFORCERS FOR THE D.N.C. JUST LIKE D.M.V. PROFESSES ON THIS ENTIRE THREAD...
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P.S. Seth rich was killed by an undocumented "GUAT hitter" here illegally, then whisked away to Brazil or Chile on a new passport and identity....with 2 million deposited in said ARRANGERS dirty bank account ( of which the actual hitter gets very little vs. the subcontacting connection who actually hires the peon hitter, UNDOCUMENTED GUATS ARE A DIME A DOZEN ( HE MAY GET $150K AT THE MOST, PROLLY LESS)...and given a cushy govt. Job IN S.A. , along with anything else he needed ...

When you have an "general election information changing release" TARGET , it brings out the heavy hitters....sometimes these hits are subcontracted out on several layers...the actual hitter is so low on the scale that he is sometimes never really known...at all...which is good for the GUAT...(Guatemalan)
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FBI Announces "Enhanced" Firearm Background Checks For Young Adults To Start Next Week



The FBI, through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has announced that a mandatory wait period for 18–20-year-old legal adults, as enacted by the gun control known as Cornyn-Murphy or the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, will go into effect November 14, 2022.

Gun Owners of America reported on this issue in October 2022, when the FBI launched their Enhanced Background Checks for 18–20-year-olds in the state of Maine.

Those under the age of 21 will receive an initial delay that could last about two weeks. This delay is supposedly to allow the FBI to contact local law enforcement and check with state databases to enhance the background check system's effectiveness. This is nothing but a way to make it more difficult for young adults to own firearms. It's a mandatory wait period that anti-gunners have now added to a background check system that is broken well beyond repair.

Parents might not want their children to receive mental healthcare as minors, if it might create an administrative record resulting in the loss or delay of their child's constitutional rights when they turn 18. Those 17 and under who hunt, play shooting sports, or who wish to own firearms for self-defense as adults may choose to avoid essential mental healthcare in order to retain their right to own and operate firearms. If someone under 18 wants to legally buy a hunting shotgun or a target rifle on their 18th birthday, they may use the consequences of the law as an excuse to not get the mental health care they need.

The "enhanced background check" is in fact a mandatory delay or wait period on the purchasing of a firearm for those under 21 years old. Mandatory waiting periods put Americans' constitutional rights on hold when they may be in the middle of a dangerous situation, whether that be a threat from someone they know, a dangerous period of rioting and looting, or any number of scenarios. Further, allowing local law enforcement tips and hearsay to result in the denial of a constitutional right would truly constitute an arbitrary and unconstitutional gun ban.

The "enhanced background checks" will include "checks with state databases and local law enforcement." Since Congress admits that such an enhancement is truly necessary for one category of adults, then will they soon find themselves answering why these delays and "enhancements" do not apply to all other law-abiding people? Further, allowing local law enforcement tips and hearsay to result in the denial of a constitutional right will truly constitute an arbitrary and unconstitutional gun ban.

For an example on how firearm purchase delays can be deadly, look no further than the case of Carol Browne of New Jersey. Carol Browne was stabbed to death by a former boyfriend. She had applied for a permit to purchase a pistol on April 21st, 2015, and was murdered on June 3rd, 43 days later, still waiting for approval. New Jersey State law requires that a Firearms Purchaser ID card be issued within 30 days, but often the wait is much longer. Carol's killer didn't need a gun, but Carol sure did. And she could still be alive today if arrogant officials had not denied her the right to protect herself.

https://tinyurl.com/5bjzb5h8

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fbi-announces-enhanced-firearm-background-checks-young-adults-start-next-week
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Every time I check my pockets for my wallet, keys, and phone, I do about 25% of the Macarena
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Internal Documents Show How Close the F.B.I. Came to Deploying Spyware


Christopher Wray, the F.B.I.’s director, told Congress last December that the bureau purchased the phone hacking tool Pegasus for research purposes.

During a closed-door session with lawmakers last December, Christopher A. Wray, the director of the F.B.I., was asked whether the bureau had ever purchased and used Pegasus, the hacking tool that penetrates mobile phones and extracts their contents.

Mr. Wray acknowledged that the F.B.I. had bought a license for Pegasus, but only for research and development. “To be able to figure out how bad guys could use it, for example,” he told Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, according to a transcript of the hearing that was recently declassified.

But dozens of internal F.B.I. documents and court records tell a different story. The documents, produced in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by The New York Times against the bureau, show that F.B.I. officials made a push in late 2020 and the first half of 2021 to deploy the hacking tools — made by the Israeli spyware firm NSO — in its own criminal investigations. The officials developed advanced plans to brief the bureau’s leadership, and drew up guidelines for federal prosecutors about how the F.B.I.’s use of hacking tools would need to be disclosed during criminal proceedings.

The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

A Times investigation reveals how Israel reaped diplomatic gains around the world from NSO’s Pegasus spyware — a tool America itself purchased but is now trying to ban.

Jan. 28, 2022
It is unclear how the bureau was contemplating using Pegasus, and whether it was considering hacking the phones of American citizens, foreigners or both. In January, The Times revealed that F.B.I. officials had also tested the NSO tool Phantom, a version of Pegasus capable of hacking phones with U.S. numbers.

The F.B.I. eventually decided not to deploy Pegasus in criminal investigations in July 2021, amid a flurry of stories about how the hacking tool had been abused by governments across the globe. But the documents offer a glimpse at how the U.S. government — over two presidential administrations — wrestled with the promise and peril of a powerful cyberweapon. And, despite the F.B.I. decision not to use Pegasus, court documents indicate the bureau remains interested in potentially using spyware in future investigations.

“Just because the F.B.I. ultimately decided not to deploy the tool in support of criminal investigations does not mean it would not test, evaluate and potentially deploy other similar tools for gaining access to encrypted communications used by criminals,” stated a legal brief submitted on behalf of the F.B.I. late last month.

In a statement, Mr. Wyden said “it is totally unacceptable for the F.B.I. director to provide misleading testimony about the bureau’s acquisition of powerful hacking tools and then wait months to give the full story to Congress and the American people.”

He added, “The F.B.I. also owes Americans a clear explanation as to whether the future operational use of NSO tools is still on the table.”

An F.B.I. spokeswoman said “the director’s testimony was accurate when given and remains true today — there has been no operational use of the NSO product to support any FBI investigation.” A senior F.B.I. official added that, in addition to Mr. Wray’s public and classified testimony, bureau officials have also given classified briefings on the matter to members of Congress and their staffs.

The specifics of why the bureau chose not to use Pegasus remain a mystery, but American officials have said that it was in large part because of mounting negative publicity about how the tool had been used by governments around the world.

Pegasus is a so-called zero-click hacking tool that can invade a target’s mobile phone and extract messages, photos, contacts, messages and video recordings. Numerous governments, both autocracies and democracies, have purchased and deployed Pegasus in recent years. It has been used by police and intelligence services to hack the phones of drug kingpins and terrorists, but gained notoriety when it was revealed that governments, like Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Hungary and India had deployed it against political dissidents, journalists and human rights workers.

Mr. Wray’s closed-door testimony came just weeks after the Biden administration last November placed NSO and another Israeli hacking firm on a Commerce Department blacklist, preventing American companies from selling technology to the firms without permission from the U.S. government. On Capitol Hill, Congress is working on a bipartisan bill that would ban government agencies from using foreign commercial spyware such as Pegasus.

The Times revealed in January that the F.B.I. had purchased Pegasus in 2018 and, over the next two years, tested the spyware at a secret facility in New Jersey. Since the bureau first purchased the tool, it has paid approximately $5 million to NSO.

Since that story was published, F.B.I. officials, including Mr. Wray, have gone further than they did during the closed meeting with senators last December. They acknowledged that the bureau did consider deploying Pegasus, though they still emphasized that the F.B.I.’s main goal was to test and evaluate it to assess how adversaries might use it.

During a congressional hearing in March, Mr. Wray said the bureau had bought a “limited license” for testing and evaluation “as part of our routine responsibilities to evaluate technologies that are out there, not just from a perspective of could they be used someday legally, but also, more important, what are the security concerns raised by those products.”

“So, very different from using it to investigate anyone,” he said.

A June letter from the F.B.I. to Mr. Wyden made similar points, saying the bureau purchased a license “to explore potential future legal use of the NSO product and potential security concerns the product poses.”
The letter continued, “After testing and evaluation, the F.B.I. chose not to use the product operationally in any investigation.”

During his time as F.B.I. director, Mr. Wray has worked to build good relations with lawmakers from both parties, especially after the tumultuous years of his predecessor, James B. Comey. He has earned praise from some on Capitol Hill for his public testimony during the Trump administration years — on issues including Russia and domestic extremism — that infuriated President Donald J. Trump.

The internal F.B.I. documents and legal briefs submitted on behalf of the bureau give the most complete picture to date of the bureau’s interest in deploying Pegasus. While heavily redacted, the internal documents show that, from late 2020 until the summer of 2021, the F.B.I. had demonstrated a growing interest in potentially using Pegasus to hack the phones of F.B.I. targets in criminal investigations.

In September and October 2020, after the bureau had tested the product, F.B.I. officials put together PowerPoint presentations that included “detailed discussions of the potential risks or advantages of using the NSO tool” and “proposals for specific steps the F.B.I. or D.O.J. should take before making a decision about whether to use it.”
On March 29, 2021, two months after President Biden took office, the bureau’s Criminal Investigative Division circulated a 25-page memorandum that documented the division’s recommendations supporting the use of Pegasus “under certain specific conditions,” which were not clear in the redacted documents.

Days later, the same division proposed guidelines for government lawyers around the country who prosecute cases brought by the F.B.I. about “how the tool’s use could be appropriately addressed in criminal discovery.”
Then, in May last year, the bureau’s Criminal Investigative Division prepared a document about the potential use of Pegasus for a daily briefing for Mr. Wray. There is not clear evidence in the redacted documents that the Pegasus information ultimately was included in his briefing, or what Mr. Wray’s views on the matter were.
On July 22, 2021, according to the government’s legal brief in the FOIA case late last month, the decision was made to “cease all efforts regarding the potential use of the NSO product.”

https://archive.ph/q66mJ#selection-285.0-334.0


Can't wait for the dumbass quote that won't be seen for this one.
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It's crazy that there's this giant thing in the sky all the time that we're not supposed to look at
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#411 S.O.B.

IS IT ????

YO' MAMMA?

BWUHAHAHAHA 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Sunoverbeach Online
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That's just silly, Jonesy. Mommas don't fly.... Unless it's off the handle due to a disrespectful tone

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Ron Paul: ‘Twitter Files’ Make It Clear We Must Abolish The FBI



As we learn more and more from the “Twitter Files,” it is becoming all too obvious that Federal agencies such as the FBI viewed the First Amendment of our Constitution as an annoyance and an impediment. In Friday’s release from the pre-Musk era, journalist Matt Taibbi makes an astute observation: Twitter was essentially an FBI subsidiary.

The FBI, we now know, was obsessed with Twitter. We learned that agents sent Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth some 150 emails between 2020 and 2022. Those emails regularly featured demands from US government officials for the “private” social media company to censor comments and ban commenters they did not like.

The Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), a US government entity that included the FBI as well as other US intelligence agencies expressly forbidden from domestic activities, numbered 80 agents engaged regularly in telling Twitter which Tweets to censor and which accounts to ban. The Department of Homeland Security brought in outside government contractors and (government-funded) non-governmental organizations to separately pressure Twitter to suppress speech the US government did not like.

US Federal government agencies literally handed Twitter lists of Americans it wanted to see silenced, and Twitter complied. Let that sink in.

This should be a massive scandal and likely it would have been had it occurred under a Trump Administration. Indeed, Congress would be gearing up for Impeachment 3.0 if Trump-allied officials had engaged in such egregious behavior. But since these US government employees were by-and-large acting to suppress pro-Trump sentiment, all we hear are crickets.

What is interesting about these Twitter revelations is how obsessed the FBI and its government partners were with satire and humor. Even minor Twitter accounts with small numbers of followers were constantly flagged by the Feds for censorship and deletion. But knowledge of history helps us understand this obsession: in Soviet times the population was always engaged in joking about the ineptitude, corruption, and idiocy of the political class. Underground publications known as samizdat were rich with satire, humor, and ridicule.

Tyrants hate humor and cannot withstand satire. That is clearly why the FBI (and CIA) was determined to see a heavy hand raised against any American poking fun at the deep state.

There is good news in all of this, however. As Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley wrote over the weekend, a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll found that even though the mainstream media has ignored the “Twitter files,” Americans have not. Nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that Twitter was involved in politically-motivated censorship in advance of the 2020 election. Some 70 percent of those polled believe Congress must take action against this corporate/state censorship.

As Professor Turley points out, although the First Amendment only applies to the US government, “it does apply to agents or surrogates of the government. Twitter now admits that such a relationship existed between its former officials and the government.”

So now we have proof that the FBI (along with US intelligence agencies and the Department of Homeland Security) have been acting through “private” social media companies to manipulate what Americans are allowed to say when they communicate with each other.

Is there anything more un-American than that? Personally, I find it sickening.

We do not need the FBI and CIA and other federal agencies viewing us as the enemy and attacking our Constitution. End the Fed…and End the Federal Bureau of Investigation!



http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/december/19/twitter-files-make-it-clear-we-must-abolish-the-fbi/


Pssst...The FBI was working with ALL social media platforms. Spread the word.

I mean if Elon can fire most Twatter daycare nannies...we won't miss most of the Federal Government!

WHO IS JOHN GALT?
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Upper management for sure should be clenaed out. I am not sure all the rank and file field agents are infected with the group-think... I used to work with a lot of them (man they had some kick arse paper shredders, BIG warnings about wearing ties and loose clothing nearby) and they often bemoaned the dumb directives they got from upstair, but at the end of the day, they wanted their pensions and their jobs, so the went with the flow.
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
WTF are they hiding???


FBI Asks Court for 66 Years to Release Information From Seth Rich’s Computer



The FBI is asking a U.S. court to reverse its order that it produce information from Seth Rich’s laptop computer.

If the court does not, the bureau wants 66 years to produce the information.


Rich was a Democratic National Committee staffer when he was killed on a street in Washington in mid-2016. No person has ever been arrested in connection to the murder.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, an Obama appointee, ruled in September that the bureau must hand over information from the computer to Brian Huddleston, a Texas man who filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the info.

The FBI’s assertion that the privacy interest Rich’s family members hold outweighed the public interest was rejected by Mazzant, who noted the bureau cited no relevant case law supporting the argument.

But the ruling was erroneous, U.S. lawyers said in a new filing.

The bureau shouldn’t have to produce the information because of FOIA exemptions for information that are compiled for law enforcement purposes and “could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source,” the lawyers said in a motion for reconsideration. Another exemption, which enables agencies to withhold information that would disclose law enforcement techniques also applies, they said.

“Given the Court’s findings that except for the information related to Seth Rich’s laptop withheld pursuant to Exemptions 6 and 7(C) based on privacy interests, the FBI properly withheld or redacted all other information responsive to Huddleston’s requests, the production order seems inconsistent with the rest of the order,” the motion stated.

The FBI, after claiming it never possessed Rich’s laptop or any information from it, acknowledged in 2020 that it had thousands of files from the computer.

The bureau “is currently working on getting the files from Seth Rich’s personal laptop into a format to be reviewed,” the government said at the time.

Information and material extracted from the computer were provided by a source to an FBI agent during a meeting on March 15, 2018, FBI records officer Michael Seidel said in a declaration. He said the files included photographs and documents, among other material.

In the new filing, government lawyers said the FBI never extracted the data, which it revealed as originating with a law enforcement agency. They said the information is on a compact disc containing images of the laptop.

“The FBI did not open an investigation into the murder of Seth Rich, nor did it provide investigative or technical assistance to any investigation into the murder of Seth Rich. As a result, the FBI has never extracted the data from the compact disc and never processed the information contained on the disc,” they said.

To produce the information, the FBI would have to convert information on the disc into pages and then review the pages to redact information per FOIA, according to the government.

If Mazzant upholds his order, the FBI wants a lengthy period of time to perform the work—66 years, or 500 pages a month.

“If the court overrules the FBI’s motion, the FBI wants to produce records at a rate of 500 pages per month. At that rate, it will take almost 67 years just to produce the documents, never mind the images and other files,” Ty Clevenger, a lawyer representing Huddleston, told The Epoch Times in an email.

“After dealing with the FBI for five years, I now assume that the FBI is lying to me unless and until it proves otherwise. The FBI is desperately trying to hide records about Seth Rich, and that begs the question of why.”

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suggested Rich leaked Democratic National Committee (DNC) files to WikiLeaks, but special counsel Robert Mueller said the real source was Russian hackers. Still, Mueller’s finding conflicts with statements from CrowdStrike, the firm hired to investigate how the DNC files were released.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-asks-court-for-66-years-to-release-information-from-seth-richs-computer_4826785.html


When has Julian Assange ever lied with WikiLeaks???


Probably email chains that include Hillary Clinton.
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Stogie1020 wrote:
Upper management for sure should be clenaed out. I am not sure all the rank and file field agents are infected with the group-think... I used to work with a lot of them (man they had some kick arse paper shredders, BIG warnings about wearing ties and loose clothing nearby) and they often bemoaned the dumb directives they got from upstair, but at the end of the day, they wanted their pensions and their jobs, so the went with the flow.



Aaaand that's the problem. Toss the baby out with the bathwater with most government agencies. Bloated, top heavy and as we saw with the Covid mandates...all waiting to usurp more power they should NEVER have to begin with. EVER.

The Patriot Act opened my eyes big time into the power grab by the Federal government. To deny the deep state operating in the shadows...unelectable, unanswerable and unwilling to admit where they've stomped all over the Constitution and the laws we hold dear here with all of our Freedoms.

Either you start lopping the heads of this hydra or it's going to grow bigger and bigger and bigger until the Constitution...isn't worth the hemp it's written on.
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burning_sticks wrote:
Probably email chains that include Hillary Clinton.



How is it a lie if he's publishing the emails?
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https://nypost.com/2023/01/01/alleged-islamic-extremist-who-attacked-nypd-cops-with-machete-idd/

Huh...already known to the FBI????

Boston???


Just how much did the Biben Budget just give them?
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
https://nypost.com/2023/01/01/alleged-islamic-extremist-who-attacked-nypd-cops-with-machete-idd/

Huh...already known to the FBI????

Boston???


Just how much did the Biben Budget just give them?



“We knew something was going to happen....”. Frying pan
RayR Online
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I guess the FBI didn't want to be called ISLAMAPHOBES by da SQUAD
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You can’t make an omelette without cracking a few infidels.
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MJG is crying out for real congressional hearings that carry legal weight like the (FRANK) CHURCH CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS OF THE C.I.A.....

AND ONE OF THE TARGETS IN HER CROSS HAIRS IS....

THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
AKA
THE F.B.I.

YOU'LL SEE ME AT THOSE HEARINGS...
TESTIFYING AGAINST THE FBI-SSG DIVISION GANGSTALKING PERSECUTION INVESTIGATION OF INNOCENT TARGETED U.S. INDIVIDUALS
ZRX1200 Online
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I don’t know that I would advertise that……remember what Barry did with whistleblowers…and he was the great Uniter Black Jesus.
Mr. Jones Offline
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I do remember exactly what BARRY DID TO ME....

AUTHORIZED MY GREENLIGHTING AND SIX+ YRS OF
FBI-SSG GANGSTALKING PERSECUTION....

AND I AM STILL VERY PISSED ABOUT IT...
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And they broke your caps lock key, too!!!


They will pay.
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"In fact, the FBI’s penetration of Twitter constituted just one part of a much larger intelligence operation—one in which the bureau offshored the machinery it used to interfere in the 2016 election and embedded it within the private sector. The resulting behemoth, still being built today, is a public-private consortium made up of U.S. intelligence agencies, Big Tech companies, civil society institutions, and major media organizations that has become the world’s most powerful spy service—one that was powerful enough to disappear the former president of the United States from public life, and that is now powerful enough to do the same or worse to anyone else it chooses. 

Records from the Twitter files show that the FBI paid Twitter nearly $3.5 million, apparently for actions in connection with the 2020 election and nominally a payout for the platform’s work censoring “dangerous” content that had been flagged as mis- or disinformation. That “dangerous” content notably included material that threatened Joe Biden and implicated U.S. officials who have been curating the Biden family’s foreign corruption for decades.

The Twitter files have to date focused on FBI and, to a lesser extent, CIA election interference. However a lesser-known U.S. government agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) also played a significant role in shaping the 2020 vote. “CISA is a sub-agency at DHS that was set up to protect real physical infrastructure, like servers, malware and hacking threats,” said former State Department official Mike Benz, now the executive director of the Foundation for Freedom Online. “But they expanded ‘infrastructure’ to mean us, the U.S. electorate. So ‘disinformation’ threatened infrastructure and that’s how cybersecurity became cyber-censorship. CISA’s mandate went from stopping threats of Russian malware to stopping tweets from accounts that questioned the integrity of mail-in voting.”

We have some insight into CISA’s de facto censorship of Twitter because their private-sector partners boasted about such activities in promotional material. One such public-private partnership was the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), a censorship consortium consisting of the Stanford Internet Observatory, the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, and Graphika, a D.C.-based private company founded by former national security officials. According to a document from the Twitter files release, Graphika is employed by the Senate Intelligence Committee for “narrative analysis and investigations.” For CISA, Graphika and its EIP partners served as an intermediary to censor social media during the 2020 election cycle.

CISA targeted posts questioning the election procedures introduced into the election process on account of COVID-19, like mass mail-in ballots, early voting drop boxes, and lack of voter ID requirements. But instead of going to the platforms directly, CISA filed tickets with EIP, which relayed them to Twitter, Facebook, and other tech companies. In “after-action” reports, the Election Integrity Partnership bragged about censoring Fox News, the New York Post, Breitbart, and other right-leaning publications for social media posts and online links concerning the integrity of the 2020 election.

The censorship industry is based on a “whole of society model,” said Benz. “It unifies the government and the private sector, as well as civil society in the form of academia and NGOs and news organizations, including fact-checking organizations. All these projects with catchphrases like building resilience, media literacy, cognitive security, etc., are all part of a broad partnership to help censor opponents of the Biden administration.”"


https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/how-the-fbi-hacked-twitter-lee-smith


A weaponized intelligence agency used against it's foes with impunity.
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Very well laid out timeline of events re the Hunter laptop coverup by the FBI...

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/elon-musk-chose-me-report-twitter-files-disturbing-things-learned-fbi
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Why Is The FBI Hiding Seth Rich's Two Laptops?
One lawyer thinks the official story about the 2016 DNC email leak is about to explode


Officially, the DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered in a bungled burglary on July 10th, 2016. The problem with this story is that the FBI has been forced to admit recently that it has not only a copy of Seth Rich’s home laptop, but also his work laptop. Attorney Ty Clevenger has been responsible for discovering these facts — using FOIA requests.

(see website for retweet)

We are also learning that Seth Rich had two laptops and the FBI has information regarding BOTH devices.


Why would the FBI have Seth Rich’s two computers — unless Seth Rich was involved in the DNC email leak?


(see website for retweet)

The latest update on this bombshell story arrived on December 9th, when the FBI provided a new 8-page memo to Ty Clevenger. The FBI admits to having both Seth Rich’s personal laptop and his work laptop. It also claims that the work laptop should not be subject to any FOIA requests because the FBI “collected it from a non-government third party.” The FBI also admits that “an outside entity” made “an image of the work laptop.” The agency does not want to turn over any records regarding the work laptop, of course.

Here’s the memo.
(see website for entire PDF of memo)

Ty Clevenger made the following statement on Twitter on December 10th about the contents of the FBI’s 8-page memo.

Here are the Seth Rich records filed by the FBI on Friday night. The FBI has acknowledged it had Seth's personal and work laptops. The FBI wrote a report about Seth's work laptop but now refuses to disclose the report because Russian collusion! Yes, releasing a report about SETH RICH's work laptop would somehow jeopardize the non-existent prosecutions of the Russian intelligence agents indicted by Robert Mueller. I've attached the declaration of Michael Seidel, the FBI official in charge of hiding public information from the public. He tries to explain why none of the records previously showed up in the five years that I have been requesting them.

Remember when CrowdStrike CEO Shawn Henry testified that his company found no “concrete” evidence that the DNC had been hacked (by Russians or anyone else)? He also testified that they found evidence that data had been prepared for “exfiltration.” I strongly suspect that the data prepared for “exfiltration” was found on Seth's work laptop, and I strongly suspect that Seth had downloaded that data onto a thumb drive.

In our FOIA request, we sought all of the CrowdStrike reports about the “hack” of the DNC in 2016. First the FBI ignored that portion of our request, hoping we wouldn't notice that they had failed to respond. After we called them out, the feds belatedly conducted a search and found three CrowdStrike reports. It produced ONLY the cover page for each report (we're still fighting that in court, too).

Remember when Sy Hersh said one of his sources read to him from an intel report indicating that Wikileaks got the DNC emails from an internal DNC source rather than from Russian hackers? (Julian Assange has all but said the same.) Hersh later testified under oath that he got the information from an intel source that he had known for over 30 years, and he still believed his source. I suspect the report he's talking about is the FBI's report on Seth's work laptop.

The FBI lied and cheated for five years in order to hide that laptop report, and it's still fighting to hide that report from the public.

https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/why-is-the-fbi-hiding-seth-richs?publication_id=263063&post_id=97304288&isFreemail=true


Nary a mention of Russia Russia Russia. Almost makes ya wonder when they start snaring ol Shifty Schiff.

He deserves it.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Speaking of Russia Russia Russia....

Top FBI 'Russiagate' Official Arrested For Colluding With Russian Oligarch: DOJ


Update: People are connecting dots all over the place, and it's looking more like a hornet's nest was just kicked open.


Or how Steele helped set up a meeting in 2015 between Deripaska and the FBI which directly involved Ohr.

Or Steele's lobbying of Ohr in early 2016 on Deripaska’s behalf.

Odd that you leave those things out...
— Jeff Carlson (@themarketswork) January 23, 2023

The Russia Collusion Hoax was a masterful work of projection.

They paid Danchenko. They paid Steele. They paid Halper. They even paid Twitter.

They got paid by Deripaska.

So they chased Trump.https://t.co/KjgHxts3lO
— Noel Cooke (@NoelCooke_) January 23, 2023

* * *

A former top FBI counterintelligence official - in fact, the guy who received the tip that supposedly kicked off the Trump-Russia investigation - has been arrested and charged with violating US sanctions on Russia by taking secret payments from a Russian oligarch in order to investigate another oligarch.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Charles McGonigal, former special agent in charge of the FBI's New York counterintelligence desk, with taking secret payments from Oleg V. Deripaska - which violated US sanctions by agreeing to help the Russian billionaire, who himself was indicted last year on sanctions charges. McGonical notably retired in 2018.

During his days in counterintelligence, McGonical was responsible for supervising and participating in investigations of Russian oligarchs, including Deripaska.

The indictment unsealed in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Monday charges the former F.B.I. official, Mr. McGonigal, with one count of violating U.S. sanctions, one count of money laundering and two conspiracy counts. -NY Times

According to his lawyer, "Charlie served the United States capably, effectively, for decades," adding "We have closely reviewed the accusations made by the government and we look forward to receiving discovery so we can get a view on what the evidence is upon which the government intends to rely."

Former colleagues who worked closely with McGonigal were reportedly 'shocked' at his arrest.

They said he primarily investigated Russian counterintelligence and espionage during his lengthy career with the F.B.I. Mr. McGonigal also took on extremely sensitive assignments in the intelligence community, leading an F.B.I. team that investigated why C.I.A. informants in China were being arrested and killed. -NYT

A second man, Sergey Shestakov, was also indicted in the case. He's a former Soviet and Russian diplomat who later obtained US citizenship and worked as a Russian interpreter for courts and government offices.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/top-fbi-russiagate-official-took-secret-payments-russian-oligarch-doj


Delusional? Thinking they're providing a service is delusional. Unless you believe spying on Americans is their function.

The FBI needs to go.
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no mention of Manafort's connection to Deripaska?
DrafterX Offline
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Frank..!! Laugh
HockeyDad Offline
#433 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
no mention of Manafort's connection to Deripaska?


Nope.
frankj1 Offline
#434 Posted:
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DrafterX wrote:
Frank..!! Laugh

Hi William!
frankj1 Offline
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HockeyDad wrote:
Nope.

I read your post in it's entirety.
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I’m conserving letters due to global warming.
corey sellers Offline
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Ask Mr. Jones...
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Many ...many ....FBI AGENTS are C.R.I.M.I.N.A.L.S.

ARE THERE ANY CLEAN, decent, law abiding AGENTS?
I have NO IDEA...

IN ANY FBI DIVISION?

Of which there are 5? Of 11?
Maybe there are several groups within divisions?

FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH ONLY THE
"SPECIAL SURVEILLANCE GROUP" DIVISION....after 6++ years of incessant illegal felony gangstalking persecution by them and their 9++ premeditated murder attempts on my sorry azzzz...

I'D CATEGORICALLY STATE AS A 100 % INDISPUTABLE F.A.C.T.
THAT EVERY...AND I MEAN EVERY FULL S.S.G. AGENT IS A CRIMINAL BREAKING DOZENS OF FEDERAL LAWS EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY ...THEY HAVE CARTE BLANCHE TO BREAK ANY U.S. CITIZENS RIGHTS NO MATTER WHAT YOU MAY THINK...THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY PLEASE.

NOW , as for the "Early released Felon criminals" that work officially for them but are not actual "agents"...welllll they were felon criminals and still are felon criminals breaking the exact same rules, rights and laws with impunity....
A.L.L. OF THESE PEEPS GET PAID IN CASH AND ONLY CASH...
NO TAXES, NO BENEFITS...they are just slaves under the SSG FIELD AGENTS DOING ALMOST ALL THE DIRTY WORK...

ALL SSG AGENTS AT ALL LEVELS ARE 100% CAREER FELON CRIMINALS WITH BADGES AND GUNS..
Andddd....
THEIR EARLY RELEASED FELON SLAVES /MINIONS ARE 100% CRIMINALS on steroids....

Other divisions and groups in the FBI ???

I HAVE NO IDEA IF THEY ARE LAW ABIDING AGENTS OR CRIMINALs??


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Thanks Mr. Jones for your firsthand accounts.



Tucker Carlson Asks Why FBI and DOJ Do Not Target Antifa Domestic Terrorists



Intellectually honest observers have long realized that Antifa, as an organized domestic violence movement in the United States, could not exist if it was not supported directly or with willful blindness by the FBI. Sometimes you just have to accept things as they are, and not as you would wish them to be.

If the FBI did not support Antifa, it would be simple to target their financial mechanisms, fundraising platforms and social media networks that showcase their communications. If the FBI didn’t support Antifa, they would simply target the networks and arrest the participants for domestic terror related activity. It is not that difficult to see the FBI doesn’t do this because the FBI/DOJ support the violence.

During his opening monologue Monday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson outlines exactly this issue.

https://youtu.be/KHM-SmffghQ


Just delusional? Keep lying to yourself.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
no mention of Manafort's connection to Deripaska?


Found it!


Ex-FBI Official Who Helped Launch Crossfire Hurricane Charged With Laundry List Of Crimes



Monday’s news is a body blow to the FBI, which already has two black eyes from the last seven years of scandals.

The Department of Justice unsealed twin indictments on Monday against Charles McGonigal, a former FBI section chief involved in the decision to launch the Crossfire Hurricane investigation against then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Here are six takeaways from yesterday’s news.

1. McGonigal Charged with Conspiring with Russian Interpreter to Launder Money — and More.

Monday morning brought breaking news that the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York had unsealed a five-count indictment that charged McGonigal and Sergey Shestakov with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, or IEEPA, and with conspiring to launder money. Prosecutors also charged Shestakov with lying to the FBI.

McGonigal, as the indictment explained, was previously a “senior official” in the FBI, having been employed by the bureau from 1996 to 2018, and working in Russian counterintelligence, organized crime matters, and counter-espionage. From 2016 until his retirement in 2018, McGonigal was the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI’s New York Field Office, a role in which he supervised and investigated Russian oligarchs, according to the indictment.

Shestakov, for his part, is described as a “former Soviet and Russian diplomat,” who was in that role from 1979 until his retirement in 1993. The press release announcing the charges notes that Shestakov is now a U.S. citizen, and he has “more recently served as an interpreter for United States federal courts and prosecutors.”

The indictment charged that McGonigal and Shestakov violated the sanctions imposed by the United States on Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch, in violation of the IEEPA. Specifically, the indictment alleged the duo, in or about 2021, “agreed to and did investigate a rival oligarch of Deripaska in return for concealed payment from Deripaska.”

According to Monday’s press release, McGonigal and Shestakov negotiated with a representative of Deripaska, identified as Agent-1 in the indictment, “to conceal Deripaska’s involvement” in the relationship “by, among other means, not directly naming Deripaska in electronic communications,” using instead various nicknames, such as “the big guy.” McGonigal, Shestakov, and Deripaska also allegedly used “shell companies,” to hide the payments coming from Deripaska.

McGonigal allegedly first met Deripaska’s representative, Agent-1, while still employed by the FBI, but then in the spring of 2021, after McGonigal had retired from the bureau, he was allegedly solicited to work directly for Deripaska. Specifically, the indictment charged that Deripaska hired McGonigal to investigate a second Russian oligarch with whom Deripaska had an ongoing dispute over control of a Russian corporation. In exchange, Deripaska allegedly agreed to pay the partners $51,280, followed by monthly payments of $41,790, although the payments were made to a New Jersey corporation, which then transferred the funds to McGonigal and Shestakov.

The activities among McGonigal, Shestakov, and Deripaska’s intermediaries “largely” ceased, according to the indictment, upon the FBI executing search warrants and seizing McGonigal and Shestakov’s electronic devices on Nov. 21, 2021. Shortly before the FBI executed the search warrant, Shestakov allegedly lied to the FBI about his relationship with McGonigal, which formed the basis of the false statement charge against Shestakov.

2. McGonigal Is in More McTrouble

If the indictment in the Southern District of New York were not enough to shake McGonigal’s world, an hour later the Department of Justice released a second press release announcing the unsealing of a second indictment in the District of Columbia. This indictment charged McGonigal with making multiple false statements, concealing material facts, and falsifying records or documents — nine counts in total.

Underlying the nine criminal counts were allegations that McGonigal failed to accurately complete financial disclosure reports, which McGonigal was required to do on an annual basis, and failed to accurately report unofficial foreign travel and ongoing professional or official contracts with foreign nationals.

The accusations are related to McGonigal’s alleged failure to accurately report his financial situation, connections with foreign nationals, and his relationship with several unnamed individuals. Those individuals are identified as Persons A, B, C, and D, with McGonigal receiving large cash payments in exchange for what appear to be questionable “favors.”

For instance, the indictment described Person A as a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Albania and who had previously worked for the Albanian intelligence agency. It then alleged McGonigal “hid aspects of his relationship with Person A,” including “that he had accepted more than $225,000 from Person A, had traveled to Europe with Person A, and met numerous foreign nationals through Person A.”

It was McGonigal, according to the indictment, who approached Person A with the money-making scheme, when “no later than August, 2017,” he “inquired as to whether Person A could provide money to him.” Then on Sept. 7, 2017, Person A allegedly indicated he “was working on the money.” Thereafter, McGonigal traveled with Person A to Albania where he allegedly lobbied the Albanian prime minister on behalf of Person A.

Over the next several months, McGonigal allegedly received three cash payments from Person A, ranging from approximately $65,000 to $80,000 each time. The indictment further charged that “McGonigal caused the FBI-NY to open a criminal investigation of a U.S. citizen in which Person A would serve as a confidential human source.”

Specifically, on Nov. 25, 2017, McGonigal allegedly informed a federal prosecutor of “a potential new criminal investigation involving a U.S. citizen who had registered to perform lobbying work in the United States on behalf of an Albanian political party different from the one in which the Prime Minister was a member.” Then on Feb. 26, 2018, the FBI office “formally opened a criminal investigation focused on the ‘U.S. citizen lobbyist’ at defendant McGonigal’s request and upon his guidance.”

The indictment suggests McGonigal opened the investigation into “the U.S. citizen lobbyist” to further his monetary relationship with Person A and others, with the allegations stressing that McGonigal remained in communication with the prime minister after Person A arranged for them to meet in September of 2017. Person A and Person B, the latter identified in the indictment as a former senior Albanian government official and informal adviser to the Albanian prime minister, both then assisted the FBI in the investigation of “the U.S. citizen lobbyist.”

Elsewhere, the indictment charged that McGonigal attempted to arrange a meeting with Persons C and D and U.S. government authorities to benefit from the unnamed Person A. Among other things, the indictment claimed that McGonigal proposed Person D pay Person A’s company $500,000 in exchange for the scheduling of a meeting with a representative from the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. McGonigal then worked to coordinate the meeting, according to the charges.

3. The Shockwaves of This Latest FBI Scandal Hit Spygate

The two indictments alone represent another huge scandal to the FBI: McGonigal was no low-level agent but rather a special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division for the New York Field Office. And although McGonigal retired in 2018, some of his allegedly criminal conduct took place while still in that position and allegedly involved the launching of an investigation of a U.S. citizen who was lobbying for a political opponent of one of McGonigal’s foreign contacts.

In isolation, yesterday’s news is a body blow to the bureau, which already has two black eyes from the last seven years of scandals. But the New York indictment of McGonigal reverberates more directly to the SpyGate scandal and specifically the failure of the DOJ to pursue Christopher Steele for his own work for Deripaska.

The inspector general’s report on FISA abuse concluded that “Steele performed work for Russian Oligarch 1’s attorney on Russian Oligarch 1’s litigation matters,” with Deripaska the generically named “Oligarch 1.” Steele, the OIG report continued, “passed information to Department attorney Bruce Ohr advocating on behalf of one of Russian Oligarch 1’s companies regarding U.S. sanctions.” The report further found that Ohr and Steele’s communications concerning Deripaska occurred “in 2016 during the time period before and after Steele was terminated as a [confidential human source].”

Additionally, the OIG report connected that “Ohr said that he understood Steele was ‘angling’ for Ohr to assist him with his clients’ issues,” and that “Ohr stated that Steele was hoping that Ohr would intercede on his behalf with the Department attorney handling a matter involving a European company.”

Steele had reportedly also previously worked for Deripaska’s London-based attorney Paul Hauser, and Steele “appeared to lobby on behalf of Deripaska through a D.C.-based attorney, Adam Waldman.” Steele, however, never registered as a lobbyist under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, or “FARA.”

Yet Steele has never been charged with violating FARA. Why?

While this question has been asked again and again, the federal charges against McGonigal for his work on Deripaska’s behalf bring this question to the forefront again.

4. Speaking of Deripaska, There’s Another SpyGate Scandal Unresolved

The raising of Deripaska’s name in yesterday’s indictment also offers the chance to revisit another SpyGate scandal yet unresolved — a lesser noticed one buried in the hundreds of pages of the inspector general’s report on FISA abuse.

As I previously detailed, the IG report noted that on Dec. 7, 2016, Bruce Ohr called an interagency meeting to discuss Deripaska. During that meeting, Ohr apparently suggested trying to work with Deripaska, and later told a subordinate that the basis for the suggestion was that “Steele provided information that the Trump campaign had been corrupted by the Russians,” and that the corruption went all the way to President-elect Trump. So Ohr apparently suggested cutting a deal with a Russian oligarch based on the fake Steele dossier.

It also appears that agents considered cutting a deal with Deripaska to possibly ensnare Paul Manafort, with the end goal being to take down Trump — another startling possibility that would reveal our FBI viewing Trump as worse than the Russian oligarch.

To date, little has been explored of possible efforts by the DOJ or FBI to go easy on Deripaska for the great goal of getting Trump. But maybe the renewed focus on Deripaska will resurrect these overlooked details.


5. McGonigal’s Role in Crossfire Hurricane Raises Huge Red Flags

The charges against McGonigal also raise concerns about his role in the decision to launch Crossfire Hurricane.

In his congressional testimony, FBI Agent Jonathan Moffa testified that from July 28 to July 31 of 2016, officials in FBI headquarters discussed whether to open a counterintelligence investigation on Trump, purportedly based on information provided by a “friendly foreign government.” That information consisted of an Australian diplomat telling his American counterpart that Trump’s volunteer campaign adviser George Papadopoulos had suggested the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

In explaining how he had learned of the discussions over whether to open the investigation that became known as Crossfire Hurricane, Moffa testified he had received an email from McGonigal, the then-section chief in FBI headquarters, that contained the reporting from the friendly foreign government.

After McGonigal helped decide to launch the Crossfire Hurricane investigation into the Trump campaign, FBI Director James Comey named him “the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division for the New York Field Office” in October of 2016.

In that position, McGonigal stayed engaged in aspects of the investigation, with his “team” questioning Carter Page in March of 2017. McGonigal would later also express concerns about the Page FISA leaking after a briefing to the House Intel Committee, and sure enough, a few weeks later the story leaked.

Given that if the allegations in the indictments are true, McGonigal has proven himself willing to be bought, his involvement in Crossfire Hurricane is extremely troubling.

6. A New Life for Durham

While McGonigal’s involvement in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation raises serious concerns, it also provides one final chance to learn the depth of the SpyGate scandal.

With McGonigal facing serious federal criminal charges in two different districts, the incentive for him to seek a deal with the government is high. Given his involvement in the decision to launch Crossfire Hurricane and his later involvement in at least portions of the investigation, he may just have something to offer Special Counsel John Durham.

And McGonigal may have just the attorney to cut that deal: Seth DuCharme. DuCharme is listed as McGonigal’s attorney of record in court filings, and emails released pursuant to FOIA requests show DuCharme previously worked for Durham.

Whether McGonigal has anything of value to Durham, however, remains to be seen.


https://thefederalist.com/2023/01/24/ex-fbi-official-who-helped-launch-crossfire-hurricane-charged-with-laundry-list-of-crimes/
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Bunch of criminals ( ANTIFA & THE FBI ) that never get prosecuted...EVVVAAAHHHH
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Biden Laptop Repairman Blasts Hunter’s Attempt To Sic DOJ On Hunter’s Foes



Biden’s lawyer says he isn’t admitting the laptop is Hunter’s, while demanding DOJ investigate the dissemination of ‘his personal computer data.’


High-priced attorneys for Hunter Biden dispatched letters on Wednesday to the Delaware attorney general and the Department of Justice pushing them to launch investigations into a slew of individuals who had shared information allegedly retrieved from the laptop abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop. But yesterday’s transparent attempt to sic top state and federal law enforcement officials on those exposing the Biden family pay-to-play scandal is already backfiring, with Biden’s attorney clarifying the letters are not an admission that the laptop was Hunter’s.

In two detailed, 14-page letters penned by Winston & Strawn attorney Abbe David Lowell, the Hunter Biden attorney requested the attorney general of Delaware and the Department of Justice investigate whether John Paul Mac Isaac, Robert Costello, Rudy Giuliani, Stephen Bannon, Jack Maxey, Garrett Ziegler, and Yaacov Apelbaum committed state or federal crimes. “There is considerable reason to believe” those individuals violated various laws “in accessing, copying, manipulating, and/or disseminating Mr. Biden’s personal computer data,” Hunter’s attorney opened his Wednesday missive.

The lengthy letters then detail each of the individuals’ purported actions that Lowell claims provide “considerable reason to believe” they committed various state or federal crimes, which the Winston & Strawn attorney then identifies and analyzes.

Starting with John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of the Delaware repair shop where the laptop was left for repairs, Lowell asserts, “Mr. Mac Isaac has admitted to gaining access to our client’s personal computer data in Delaware without Mr. Biden’s consent.”

“Mr. Mac Isaac has admitted to copying that data without Mr. Biden’s consent, and Mr. Mac Isaac has admitted to distributing copies of that data from his place in Delaware,” the letter to the Delaware AG continues.

Given that Mac Isaac has maintained from day one that the “computer data” he copied was contained on a laptop abandoned at his repair shop by an individual he believed was Hunter Biden, yesterday’s letters to the Delaware attorney general and the DOJ appeared as an apparent admission by Hunter that yes, the laptop was his.

But when asked whether Hunter “now acknowledge[s] he or someone on his behalf dropped off his laptop for repairs at Mac Isaac’s store,” Lowell told The Federalist, “These letters do not confirm Mac Isaac’s or others’ versions of a so-called laptop. They address their conduct of seeking, manipulating and disseminating what they allege to be Mr. Biden’s personal data, wherever they claim to have gotten it.”

In an exclusive interview with The Federalist, Mac Isaac’s attorney Brian Della Rocca seemed flabbergasted by the continued obfuscating by Hunter Biden’s legal team. “Is Hunter denying that he was in Delaware in April of 2019 then? To this day, he has not denied being in Wilmington at that time,” he said. “Nor has he ever denied dropping off the laptop with John Paul. Is he denying doing so now?”

“John Paul has not, nor will he ever manipulate the data on Hunter’s hard drive. That is just not who he is,” Della Rocca told The Federalist. And it would be easy to confirm the authenticity of the data, Della Rocca explained, stressing that “the data on the drive he has can be compared to the laptop, which is in the possession of the FBI, to show he has not made any changes to the information.”

Della Rocca also condemned the letters’ attempt to suggest Mac Isaac lied to law enforcement officials.

“Mr. Mac Isaac has insisted that he did not make a bit-by-bit copy or clone of the hard drive,” page eight of the Biden attorney’s letter maintained, continuing:

Nor could he make such a copy because the hard drive was soldered to the laptop’s mother board, and he could not stay logged into the waterlogged laptop long enough to copy the entirety of the hard drive because the waterlogged laptop would periodically turn off. Instead, Mr. Mac Isaac chose what he wanted to access and copy from Mr. Biden’s personal data that Mr. Mac Isaac unlawfully obtained. Thus, any representation by Mr. Mac Isaac to law enforcement that what was in his possession was the entire hard drive would have been a knowing false statement. Moreover, the absence of a true clone of the hard drive created the opportunity for mischief—namely, the addition of files to this “hard drive,” the manipulation of files on this “hard drive,” and the destruction of files from this “hard drive.”

Mac Isaac’s attorney told The Federalist this passage represents a fundamental misunderstanding of the process for retrieving data from a damaged MacBook Pro 13. “Due to the damaged condition and poor stability of the MacBook, John Paul had to manually recover the user data,” Mac Isaac’s attorney explained. “John Paul was able to recover the entire contents (220GB) [of] the folder named, RobertHunter.”

“Per Hunter’s request, no attempt to recover the remaining system files or applications was made because they did not include personal data,” Mac Isaac’s lawyer stressed. Della Rocca added that “the only law enforcement agency to which John Paul has provided a copy of Hunter Biden’s laptop was the FBI,” and that the FBI also took custody of the laptop at the same time, making it possible for the FBI to compare what Mac Isaac recovered from the “RobertHunter” folder on the original laptop. “There would be no difference,” Mac Isaac’s attorney emphasized.

The accusation that Mac Isaac accessed Hunter Biden’s personal data without his consent is also “absolutely false,” Della Rocca told The Federalist.

While Della Rocca did not elaborate, the signed repair contract stated that if the laptop was not retrieved within 90 days of “notification of completed service,” it would be treated as “abandoned.” Hunter Biden’s attorney did not respond to The Federalist’s inquiry on whether it was his position that Hunter Biden had “not abandoned the property under the repair contract,” with the Winston & Strawn attorney instead stressing the letters do not confirm Mac Isaac’s “versions of a so-called laptop.”

The repair contract further provided that the owner of the equipment agreed to hold Mac Isaac “harmless for any damage or loss of property.”

Yet, here we are, with “another privileged person hiring yet another high-priced attorney to redirect attention away from his own unlawful actions,” Della Rocca scoffed. “This is entirely a P.R. move,” he added, telling The Federalist he first saw the lengthy letters from Hunter’s attorney when CBS contacted him for comment.

The public relations move, however, is already backfiring, with the general public interpreting the letter as an implicit acknowledgment that the laptop from hell was Hunter Biden’s. And things may only get worse, if the FBI is forced to confirm that, yes, the damning documents publicly circulating are authentic copies of the material contained in the MacBook’s “RobertHunter” folder.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/02/02/exclusive-biden-laptop-repairman-blasts-hunters-attempt-to-sic-doj-on-hunters-foes/



I can't wait to hear how this wonderfully operated DOJ wing and footsoldiers for the DNC spin this. They have ALL the proof they ever needed. Were there arrests? Not yet! We'd all be safer if these Barney Fife agents were booted from their jobs!
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Planned New FBI HQ Is Twice the Size of the Pentagon



The GOP House can stop the project and rein in a runaway bureau.

The federal government is proceeding with plans to build a new FBI headquarters complex twice the size of the Pentagon building.

Riveted into the colossal new project are woke regulations to ensure that the FBI center will comply with diversity, equity, LGBTQ+, and climate change political goals.

The plan, unveiled last September, has received little attention. For years the FBI has sought to vacate its present headquarters, a brutalist concrete bunker on stilts and occupying two city blocks between the White House and the Capitol.

Plans for the new FBI headquarters specify that it will be built on one of three sites in suburban Virginia and Maryland. Those sites are large parcels of 58, 61, and 80 acres.

That means, at minimum, the new FBI headquarters complex would be twice the size of the Pentagon building. Covering about 29 acres plus a five-acre courtyard, the Pentagon, until recently, was the largest office building on earth.

The Kremlin in Moscow —a walled fortress containing the administrative offices of the Russian central government, the official presidential residence, massive auditoriums, an arsenal, a museum, four palaces, three cathedrals and several churches—is just over 66 acres in area.

The General Services Administration, which administers federal properties, has selected the three sites. The 58-acre property in Springfield, Virginia, GSA says, is “federally owned land under the jurisdiction, custody, and control of GSA.”

The government would have to buy or lease either of the two properties available in Maryland. The State of Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority own the 61-acre site in Greenbelt. The 80-acre parcel is the former Landover Mall, which is privately owned.

GSA set out five criteria for choosing the property: FBI mission requirement; transportation access for FBI personnel; site development flexibility, which includes the suitability of the actual property and the earliest time construction could begin; promoting sustainable siting and advancing equity; and cost.

Of those five criteria, cost to the taxpayer is viewed as least important. The equity criterion, to comply with diversity and climate-change executive orders signed by Joe Biden, is weighted as 50 percent more important than the cost.

The site, design, and structure of the new FBI headquarters must “advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through the Federal Government,” GSA says, citing Executive Orders 13985 and 14057. The FBI complex must be a “sustainable location” to “strengthen the vitality and livability of the communities” in the area, according to GSA.

On his first day as president, Biden signed Executive Order 13985 as part of what he called “an ambitious whole-of-government equity agenda.”

The executive order defines “equity” as “the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment, such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons,” and so on.

That is one of the main factors driving the location of the new, double-Pentagon-sized FBI headquarters.

Biden signed the other part of the equity criterion, Executive Order 14057, in December 2021 to push his climate change agenda. That order directs that it is the policy of the federal government to “create and sustain . . . well-paying union jobs” and a range of other issues, including to “advance environmental justice.”

Executive orders are presidential decrees. They do not have the force of law.

The new FBI complex, under EO 14057, would be part of a push to achieve a range of ambitious green energy and emissions goals plus “climate resilient infrastructure and operations” for “a climate- and sustainability-focused Federal workforce.”

That would require a political control structure to implement. Section 401 of the executive order addresses that, calling for training and indoctrinating all federal personnel, including FBI agents, “to effectively apply sustainability, climate adaptation, and environmental stewardship across disciplines and functions.”

Section 402, “Incorporating Environmental Justice,” shows the politicization objective. The new FBI headquarters “shall address actions taken to advance environmental justice” under this section.

Section 403 takes it further, turning federal employees, in this case FBI special agents and other personnel, into political activists on and off the job. It would pair the FBI with “public, private, and non-profit sectors and labor unions and worker organizations” to promote environmental justice.

All this activity, under Section 501 of the executive order, would be overseen by a political commissar titled Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, appointed by the president.
The House Still Has Time to Stop It

With the FBI leadership refusing to answer questions from Congress about internal politicization, illegal targeting of conservatives, and whether or not any FBI agents or assets committed criminal acts of violence at the Capitol in January 2001, sentiment is building to pressure the FBI to come clean.

All lawmakers who voted for the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus spending bill voted to fund the start of the new FBI headquarters.

Meanwhile, the FBI says it needs to keep a substantial space in downtown Washington, D.C., to stay close to the Justice Department that’s presently across the street.

The House can exercise power of the purse to stop this semi-stealth FBI expansion and force the bureau to cooperate fully with Congress. How?

First, allow no funds to purchase, lease, or develop land not presently owned by the federal government. That would eliminate the two proposed sites in Maryland.

Second, allow no funds to design, develop, or construct federal property bound to diversity, equity, and inclusion agendas or any programs that promote or enforce cultural Marxism with tax dollars.

Third, conduct lengthy, open hearings and a broad public debate about why the FBI needs a headquarters superplex that’s twice the size, or more, of the Pentagon.

Finally, don’t appropriate or authorize a penny until the FBI cooperates fully with Congress to identify and hold individuals accountable for political abuses of power and criminal activity within the bureau. It’s as simple as that.

https://amgreatness.com/2023/02/01/planned-new-fbi-hq-is-twice-the-size-of-the-pentagon/


Giving the FBI a bigger mousetrap is delusional!
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Leaked FBI Memos Expose Sexual Misconduct, Drunk Driving, Property Theft And More



Internal FBI disciplinary files dating back to 2017 reveal that 'scores' of FBI employees have been busted over the past five years engaging in various illegal and unethical conduct, including sexual misconduct, drunk driving, property theft, assaulting a child losing their service weapons and assaulting a child, Just the News reports.

Rampant sexual misconduct included inappropriate affairs with felons in prison, as well as confidential sources and subordinate employees. And while sexual transgressions often resulted in firings, other things such as drunk driving an lost weapons offenses did not.

One report from April 2017 listed general examples of past FBI misconduct, including one agent dismissed for admitting to having sexually molested his daughter and granddaughter for years. Another acted "as an agent of a foreign government." One stole drug evidence to feed a heroin addiction, while another employee pulled a gun on a private citizen during an incident of road rage. The female bystander in question was thrown up "against a concrete lane divider, causing temporary loss of consciousness and large contusion."

Other reports detail an employee who shot and killed his neighbor's dog and another who was driving drunk — with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit — and killed an 18-year-old in the process. Yet not all of these subjects were said to have served prison time, and some even kept their jobs. -Just the News

In another incident, an agent had an unsecured M4 carbine rifle stolen from his government vehicle during a Starbucks run - which resulted in a mere two-week suspension, the whistleblower records provided to JTN show.

"Although there was a lockbox in the trunk for storage of weapons and sensitive items," the agent shoved the rifle bag behind the front passenger seat. "While Employee was in the Starbucks, the Bucar was burglarized. The rear passenger, rear driver, and tailgate windows were broken, and the rifle bag containing the M4 was stolen."

The reports show there were at least 23 cases of agents and Bureau staff driving under the influence (DUI) but only five resulted in termination, while the others received suspensions or retired. There were several other incidents involving alcohol unrelated to driving that also drew short-term suspensions.

At least three dozen agents reported guns being lost, stolen or handled unsafely, including one agent who accidentally discharged his weapon and shot a hole through the floor of his hotel room. -Just the News

In another case, a supervisory employee "hit his minor child," and was only busted after the kid's school "noticed bruises and contacted Child Protective Services." After OPR discovered that the child had been "coached to minimize what happened" and the agent took bureau-mandated parenting classes, the employee received just a 40-day suspension for "Assault and Battery."

Another employee sent "a threatening and vile email to his girlfriend's ex-husband." When a process server attempted to serve a temporary restraining order (TRO) on him, he threatened to shoot him, then failed to report the incident to his supervisor. He received a 25-day suspension.

The misconduct was catalogued in a quarterly email sent to all Bureau employees by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which were suspended for a period of seven months in 2021-2022 due to complaints that "employees harmed by misconduct" may feel shamed - however, the bureau resumed publication over the belief that it may dissuade employees from committing crimes or violations in the future.

"OPR suspended sending our quarterly email that details employee misconduct and its consequences," read an April 2022 email. "We wanted to weigh the value of publishing this information with the discomfort employees harmed by misconduct may feel at its having been published."

An employee "admitted engaging in a romantic relationship with an incarcerated felon and sending him money," according to the report. The employee "failed to report contact with the felon," yet only received a suspension of 15 days.

A similar situation from the fallout of a failed "romantic relationship" caused an employee to remove "certain jointly-owned property from the apartment of Employee's former significant other and damaged other property," the email reported. "Although no criminal charges were filed, Employee was arrested for vandalism and theft." Final verdict: 14-day suspension. -JtN

One retired agent went on record with JTN, where he suggested that the bureau may be getting more serious about firing employees for certain offenses. He was, however, concerned by the light penalties for things such as alcohol offenses.

"I was seeing that in a lot of cases, particularly in the DUIs, there was not many dismissals," retired Assistant Director Kevin Brock told the outlet. "They were getting, you know, 20, 30, 40 days of suspension without pay. And that struck me as something a little bit of a divergence from the past. Louis Freeh, when he was director, drew a bright line. He said anybody who misuses alcohol and gets in a bureau car is going to be dismissed. And that stopped a lot of bad behavior."

So it's not a question of 'who's watching the watchers,' rather, why are the bad eggs escaping meaningful punishment for their actions? Oh right, this is the same agency that knowingly used fabricated evidence as part of a scheme to frame Donald Trump as a Russian asset, and then misled Congress.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/leaked-fbi-memos-expose-sexual-misconduct-drunk-driving-property-theft-and-more


Flush this place down the toilet.
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“Government! Three fourths parasitic and the other fourth Stupid fumbling.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
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Former FBI agent sentenced to six years for taking bribes from organized crime figure


‘Where do you go?’ U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner asked before handing Babak Broumand a six-year sentence — four years less than what prosecutors had requested.

Babak Broumand stood in a courtroom on Monday in shackles and a white jumpsuit as a federal judge balanced the ledger of his life.

There was the work Broumand did as an FBI agent, thwarting terrorist plots and threats from hostile nations. Some missions were so secret they could not even be discussed in court.

“Where do you go?” U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner asked before sentencing Broumand to six years in prison — four years less than what prosecutors had requested.

Broumand, 56, worked for two decades in the FBI’s San Francisco field office before retiring in 2019 beneath a cloud of suspicion, as evidence emerged that he had pocketed cash and accepted lavish perks from Edgar Sargsyan, a prolific con man.

After a two-week trial, a jury in October found Broumand guilty of bribery, conspiring to commit bribery and money laundering while acquitting him of two counts of bribery and money laundering.

The panel sided with the government’s argument that Sargsyan had given Broumand bribes and other valuables — a motorcycle, escorts and stays at luxury hotels — in exchange for Broumand’s access to secret law enforcement databases to monitor investigations into Sargsyan and his associates.

Sargsyan, who held himself out as an attorney while making millions from identity theft, drug dealing and other rackets, has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, lying to federal authorities and bribing Broumand and another federal agent, Felix Cisneros.

Cisneros was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Sargsyan has yet to be sentenced.

In testimony at his own trial, Broumand claimed that Sargsyan was a source of information for the FBI and denied that their relationship was improper.

Sargsyan said that his boss — Levon Termendzhyan, a petroleum magnate who has since been convicted of defrauding the federal government — was supplying oil to the Turkish government and involved in oil sales with the Islamic State terrorist organization, Broumand testified.

Broumand denied taking cash from Sargsyan and said he accepted a red Ducati motorcycle against his better judgment, without providing anything in return.

At Monday’s sentencing hearing, Assistant U.S. Atty. Michael Morse pointed to Broumand’s admission that as a counterintelligence agent, he was “trained in the art of deception.”

During his testimony, Broumand spun “alternative narratives that sounded like they came out of a spy novel,” Morse said. He asked the judge to consider what he characterized as Broumand’s perjury, requesting a decade in prison for the former agent.

Before Broumand addressed the judge, Klausner reminded him of his “ongoing and lifelong responsibility” not to disclose classified information.

Standing with his wrists and ankles chained together, Broumand said that after fleeing Iran as a child, “I fell in love with this country, and its freedom, that I adopted. And it adopted me.”

Of his work for the FBI, Broumand said, “I was able to save countless lives, your honor, and I was basically able to change the course of history to the benefit of the United States.”

He apologized for accepting what he described as “gifts” but maintained that he considered Sargsyan a friend and did not know him to be involved in criminal activity.

In requesting a sentence of no more than 18 months, Broumand’s attorney, Steven Gruel, submitted evidence of the awards the FBI agent received over his career.

They included not only accolades from the FBI but also a plaque with the inscription, “In appreciation for all your support, from your CIA colleagues in San Francisco,” and another that read, “To Babak Broumand, from your friends at MI5,” the United Kingdom’s domestic security service.

Gruel also filed with the court a letter written by Frank Montoya Jr., a retired FBI official who supervised Broumand at the bureau’s San Francisco office from 2009 to 2011.

Broumand “worked for me in tough and dangerous places around the world, often with little to protect him but his own wits,” Montoya wrote.

“The kind of work that Babak did, often in the shadows of a gray and treacherous world, frequently has a debilitating impact on those who do it,” he continued. “Knowing where to draw the line and when to return to reality can become an exceedingly difficult task when your very life depends on your ability to live a lie.”

Before handing down the six-year sentence, Klausner said Montoya’s letter was “extremely important in this case.”

He pointed not to the praise or the psychological insights but to another line: “There should be consequences for breaking the law, especially amongst those who occupy positions of trust.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-02-27/former-fbi-agent-sentenced-to-six-years-for-taking-bribes-from-organized-crime-figure


Oh wait...there more...
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FBI Director Chris Wray Defends Organization from Criticism: “Not a Single FBI Investigation Handled Inappropriately”



FBI Director Christopher Wray sat down for a lengthy (as broadcast) interview with Fox News human cabbage patch doll, Brett Baier.

It is almost too difficult to encapsulate the amount of parseltongue that flows so easily from Director Wray. Even when given specific examples of FBI storm troopers over aggressive tactics against targets, and examples of hypocrisy within FBI actions of similar situations that were handled completely differently, Chris Wray swears there is no actual difference present.

When asked about documented evidence showing FBI agents requesting social media platforms to remove content and users (Twitter files), the FBI Director says the agents do not request social media platforms to remove content and users. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it. Director Wray maintains the same standard of denial when asked about FBI targeting parents at school board meetings. If being obtuse was a crime, Chris Wray would be a career criminal. WATCH: https://rumble.com/v2bb5lo-fbi-director-christopher-wray-makes-multiple-false-statements-in-fox-news-i.html

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/03/01/full-interview-video-fbi-director-chris-wray-defends-organization-from-criticism-not-a-single-fbi-investigation-handled-inappropriately/



Burn it down from the top down.
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According to Garland you have less chance of getting investigated, if you burn it down at night.
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You NEVER give up the lie.

Our forefathers gave us the prescription for these turdcakes.
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Wray is starting to wear water wings now so when he goes down the toilet he can keep his head above his agents.

Christopher Wray's Failing PR Campaign to Save the FBI's Reputation



In the last couple of days, I’ve written about how FBI Director Christopher Wray admitted that his agency concluded “quite some time ago” that the COVID virus escaped from a Wuhan, China virology lab, and how “sources” recently told the Washington Post that FBI agents were against the August 2022 raid on former President’s Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

What’s the commonality between the two stories? They both make the FBI look better, and they both indicate that Wray might be playing a game of CYA and distancing himself from the dictatorial, partisan Attorney General, Merrick Garland.

What I’d really like to ask FBI Director Christopher Wray:

On January 5, 2021, a still-unidentified person planted pipe bombs at the DNC and RNC, which diverted law enforcement attention and resources on January 6.

With hundreds of other January 6 defendants arrested over two… https://t.co/bn7oiV0QHc

— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) February 28, 2023


RedState commenters were quick to point out that they don’t trust a thing that comes out of Wray’s mouth:

I’m betting that this “admission” from Wray is merely a bid for conservative support, now that Wray faces a Republican House. The crooked FBI under Wray is still as left-leaning as it has been since Obama.
This smells bad. Wray didn’t suddenly see the light of truth. He’s setting up something.
I want to know why Wray didn’t speak up alot sooner than this. I smell CYA all over this.
I don’t believe this story for a second. Somebody’s posturing to avoid the inevitable House Select Committee appearance on CSPAN.
The only reason they would even pretend to not be almost as honorable as the Mexican Federales is because a new bit of bad news is going to drop about their complete corruption. Pretending they didn’t want to go after conservatives is beyond gaslighting.
Maybe some street agents didn’t want to go. Maybe. 7th floor HQ types? They were all for it. Someone is trying to cover their backsides. Maybe Garland is on his way out and he is trying to keep his loyal minions in place, after he is gone. That’s the way you keep your “agents” in place when your own house of cards is falling.
The coincidence with Wray’s testimony only shows an FBI that is trying to do major damage control. I don’t buy it. Had this been true at the time, we would have heard at least a whisper of it before now.


RedState commenters are on it, that’s for sure. Thank you, readers!

Meanwhile, doesn’t this FBI Twitter post look like a fawning magazine cover?

Today, #FBI Director Christopher Wray sat down with FOX News for a wide-ranging interview, discussing threats and Bureau's dedication to protecting the American people. pic.twitter.com/l0D0yYeCpR

— FBI (@FBI) March 1, 2023

My first question about Wray’s COVID origin admission: if you some time ago concluded that the virus came out of the lab in Wuhan, why weren’t you more vocal about it? I don’t remember you defending all those who were being censored and canceled for even suggesting an idea. You just stood to the side, silent, while knowing the most likely explanation was the one they were being vilified for?

The second thing I notice is the timing of the Washington Post’s “exclusive” where these agents claim—on background—that they wanted no part of the Mar-a-Lago incursion. Was Wray behind these leaks? Is it coincidental that Merrick Garland spent his Wednesday getting shredded by Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and others over his weaponization of the DOJ? And that the House Oversight Committee is ramping up its investigations into Justice now that Republicans are in power?

As my colleague Nick Arama, reported, Wray appeared on Fox News Tuesday on this latest public relations tour. Although some claimed that anchor Brett Baier wasn’t tough enough, he nevertheless made Wray squirm as the director was forced to explain why it was appropriate to send a heavily-armed squad to arrest pro-life activist Mark Houck in front of his children, when they typically would have just arranged for him to surrender himself. Baier even mentioned the Twitter files, which totally contradict Wray’s claim that the FBI isn’t “the truth police.” Arama featured this exchange, which is worth watching again:

Wray: "The FBI is not in the business of being the truth police. We don't tell social media companies to censor anything." @BretBaier: "The Twitter files tell a different story… You're saying it doesn't happen but there's evidence it had." pic.twitter.com/f2D8TSLYhv

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 1, 2023


He was also put on the hot seat over the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story, never holding anyone accountable for the false FISA warrants, and more.

Watch this panel slice and dice his comments:

FBI Director Christopher Wray jumped on Fox News yesterday to lie to the American people.

So we gathered a panel of FBI experts together to debunk his lies.

FBI whistleblowers @RealStevefriend, @KyleSeraphin, and retired supervisor @SeniorChiefEXW weigh in. pic.twitter.com/qkv6MAqEH3

— The Absolute Truth with @EmeraldRobinson (@AbsoluteWithE) March 1, 2023

Christopher Wray certainly seems to know that he and the FBI are the next targets as House and Senate investigations continue to heat up. It sure appears he’s doing his best to get ahead of things.

But he’s failing. And everyone can see it.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/03/02/christopher-wrays-failing-pr-campaign-to-save-the-fbis-reputation-n710500


He can choke on a bag of swinging Richards.
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