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John Durham investigation
intensifies focus on John Brennan

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/4/2020 5:11:28 AM

U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the Russia investigation is putting increased scrutiny on former CIA Director John Brennan, searching for any undue influence he may have had during 2017’s intelligence community assessment of Russian interference. Durham, selected by Attorney General William Barr last year to lead this inquiry, drove to Washington, D.C., in March to ensure the investigation stayed on track during the coronavirus outbreak. The top Connecticut federal prosecutor is looking into highly sensitive issues, including whether Brennan took politicized actions to pressure the rest of the intelligence community to match his conclusions about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motivations, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 4/4/2020 5:57:54 AM (No. 367887)
Stayed on track? Everyone will be dead of old age and the whole thing forgotten before anything is done. They've been promising for three years or more, and we get nothing. I dont believe them anymore.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lazyman 4/4/2020 6:02:45 AM (No. 367891)
It's like a bad episode of Homeland.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad 4/4/2020 6:09:47 AM (No. 367894)
Well, any bozo can "intensify focus" Want we want is a police investigation leading to arrests and convictions of multiple nefarious actors.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: The Remnants 4/4/2020 6:23:40 AM (No. 367921)
Hmm, "intensifies focus". So we are to believe that U.S. Attorney Durham has already had his eyes on Brennan? Since when? How long was the Mueller "investigation", and how much did it cost? I believe, four years and over $30,000,000 worth of focus, and it all came to naught. It is - like - everything is turning into farce. And the worrisome thing is that we are learning to accept it all as a given. There are some behavioral psychologists who are doing a jig someplace and shouting, "Yesssssssssssssss". I am glad and sad that I am old.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/4/2020 6:32:44 AM (No. 367939)
"Senate Intelligence Committee concluded in 2017 that the assessment on Russian interference was “a sound intelligence product.”" Then the intelligence service are worthless and dangerous, just a step above rumor mongering. The intelligence assessment was a CYA for all the illegal spying these people were engaged in. Consider the "consensus" on Global Warming. If we get together and say a rumor is true, does that make the rumor any more correct than it was before? Consider that nothing in the Dossier beyond some very basic locational information has been certified. Nothing. I don't care about an ambassador's opinion or the attitude of the guy who produced it. The assertions are unfounded. They fall below gossip because at least with gossip you know who told you the information. With the Dossier, most of the sourcing ends with Steele. We don't know who he talked to to get it except that those unknown people were 2 steps or more removed from what was alleged. Either they or Steele made this up from whole cloth and buried it behind Steele who is being protected by people who don't want to be embarrassed.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: F15 Gork 4/4/2020 6:42:48 AM (No. 367953)
The coming White Wash will be one of the most thoroughly documented in Swamp History...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: George R. 4/4/2020 6:50:29 AM (No. 367962)
I gotta believe thats so long as William Barr is AG not a damn thing will be done! More smoke and mirrors to placate the great unwashed. this a**hole buddy of Mueller has managed to keep the exculpatory evidence of Trump Jr secret for two additional years. Moreover, no 302 report has ever been issued of the DOJ meeting with the FBI clearing Michael Flynn. Barr is a Swamp Rat of the first magnitude!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 4/4/2020 6:50:37 AM (No. 367963)
Yawn... Next! (so called "intensification)"...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 4/4/2020 7:44:23 AM (No. 368016)
I think I will wait for the actual indictments if there are any. Durham is one man who can get them if they are to be gotten. Let's not forget that the whole deep state is fighting him one way or another. And the last person I am going to believe is someone who cites his source as the WSJ. No names just another so called journalist citing another so called journalist. I have seen too many stories that were utter garbage and nonsense to trust this one. I doubt that Durham or Barr would put up with leaks out of this investigation. This is just another piece of garbage to try to undermine the investigation and get the lie out before the truth can catch up. My understanding is that there is not going to be a report just indictments. Let us hope that is true. But you can see how these snakes with writhe together and refuse to cooperate. Let's see if Durham can outmaneuver them. I wish him the best of luck.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40 4/4/2020 7:46:07 AM (No. 368019)
"...intensifies focus"? How is that different from appointing a committee which holds focus groups, that develop questions, which are used to conduct a poll! They must think we were born yesterday.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 4/4/2020 7:56:06 AM (No. 368037)
My popcorn is cold now, but I'm still ready for the show.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TCloud 4/4/2020 8:10:28 AM (No. 368056)
Iron Fist AG needed. Without one, they will all skate gleefully into the sunset! Count it!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: OBX Pete 4/4/2020 8:16:38 AM (No. 368059)
How much money is this dude being paid? Is he, like Mueller, stretching this "investigation" out 'til he becomes a millionaire and then says there is not enough "intent" by the criminals to prosecute them. Same old crap ! Strange that no one except Republicans have been charged and tried for criminal activity .
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/4/2020 8:19:06 AM (No. 368063)
Well, how about that. Durham "...drove to Washington, D.C., in March to ensure the investigation stayed on track during the coronavirus outbreak." Mighty big of him to keep the investigation moving while donning the old face mask. AG Barr and Durham, I keep hearing that you both plan to blow the lid off the investigation by mid-year. Would you by chance be referring to indictments, criminal trials, and imprisonment of Obie's team or do you mean yet another report after which the entire affair gets swept under the rug for good? Just what does "stayed on track" mean?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum 4/4/2020 8:36:46 AM (No. 368079)
If this is a preview of coming attractions, I am afraid we are in for real disappointment. I understand that our ally, UK, would not want to be embarrassed if this came out and they were in the middle of things, but there appears to be some major collusion going on with our intelligence and theirs. The Deep State is not confined to this country. I am sure there are pockets of like minded individuals around the world that work together for their mutual benefit. I can’t help but believe that there are still major players in the upper echelon of our government. If the ones tasked to oversee this investigation are sympathetic regardless of their assurance to the President of the opposite, this will be buried and will never see the light of day. The most frustrating part is that we have to trust the people in place now to be honorable and faithful to their oath of office. As we have seen in the past, very few individuals that have connections to the entrenched bureaucracy are willing to turn against it. Actually this would be the first time which does not give me confidence. The old adage that an investigation like this takes time is wearing quite thin. The American people have been patient and understanding, but when we read articles like this one it causes one to have a case of here we go again. We are being set up for another disappointment. This is what happens when government bureaucracies are entrenched with corruption. Are there just not enough good guys to make a difference? Frankly, I am wondering if there are any good guys at all. For someone who wants my faith and trust in our judicial system to be confirmed, this gives me very little hope that it will happen. My cynical self says that those involved in this investigation are waiting to see the outcome of the election before they commit to a decision. Clearly, no one wants to get on the bad side of the Deep State if, God forbid, the President is defeated. If Durham and Barr are honest players truly seeking justice, they are charging hell with squirt guns, but men have fought seemingly insurmountable odds before and won. God help them to be the ones that can do it again this time. The country cries out for justice and we will never be the same if the Deep State isn’t brought down and held accountable.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Pearson365 4/4/2020 9:18:08 AM (No. 368121)
Stop the torture! These meaningless stories planted by AG Barr’s DoJ are meant to arouse our hopes for justice before crushing us with inaction. No one is going to be indicted. Not Comey, not Brennan, not McCabe and definitely not the two ring leaders of this massive abuse of the federal government, Obama and Hillary. They are all free to make fortunes with book deals, speeches and have contracts with MSNBC. Or run for the presidency, like Biden. At best, Barr will have John Durham write a full report on his 7 hour drive to DC and back to Hartford. At the worse, Barr will invite Obama’s AGs, Holder and Lynch,as well Comey and Wray to his retirement party after the November election. They enjoy washing each other’s back while making us think they take their oaths seriously.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ROLFNader 4/4/2020 9:29:07 AM (No. 368137)
Shhhhhhhhhhhh!...…...listen! I think I hear the chairman of the next Congressional Blue Ribbon Investigative Committee warming up in the bull....pen.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Strike3 4/4/2020 9:31:31 AM (No. 368142)
Brennan was in a position to do considerable damage with a lot of illegal domestic spying and that is exactly what he did. His constant talk show activity and energetic attempts to make the President look guilty prove his motive,
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 4/4/2020 9:46:51 AM (No. 368164)
The headline is enticing - - but don't waste a nanosecond of your precious time on this piece of garbage. There is absolutely nothing new here. It's simply a warmed-over WSJ NeverTrump "look a squirrel" distraction piece. Utter crap.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: jacksin5 4/4/2020 9:47:42 AM (No. 368166)
This investigation is moving at the pace of a Soap Opera plot.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bigfatslob 4/4/2020 9:55:44 AM (No. 368175)
John Durham on your cross country drive did you wash your hands after tanking up the old DeSoto on your way to 'stay on track' in Washington DC? Yeah buddy this a hard hitting development in the Spygate case for sure.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Arby 4/4/2020 10:09:46 AM (No. 368190)
This is not encouraging. Maybe they should have hired John Solomon to do the investigation.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: jimincalif 4/4/2020 10:37:24 AM (No. 368224)
No excitement without indictments.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: jfodoch 4/4/2020 10:47:59 AM (No. 368240)
I'm not happy being nearly 100% cynical regarding what the deep state is getting away with, so the glimmer of hope I have is that President Trump will let the hammer down after the Nov. election. Is this hope rational, well, no more than any hope is, but it is at least possible. I'm an ex-pat in my own country ...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: 4freedom 4/4/2020 11:02:15 AM (No. 368265)
What exactly has Barr done since being appointed AG, basically nothing, I think Tom Fitton should be appointed AG, that would ruffle some feathers for sure.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 4/4/2020 11:04:21 AM (No. 368267)
A blindfold and a wall to stand in front of is what Brennan the Traitor deserves.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: cor-vet 4/4/2020 11:33:18 AM (No. 368307)
Indictments are imminent! We'll see them in the next week or so. Has anyone seen these pronouncements before? We live in a 2 tiered system and until there's a revolution, much like the French Revolution, where a lot of elites lose their heads, nothing is going to happen to these crooks.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: mc squared 4/4/2020 11:39:53 AM (No. 368318)
We'll get indictments when the Virus Nuttiness is expected to end: April 15? May 1? June 1? Never?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: NotaBene 4/4/2020 12:25:52 PM (No. 368362)
There have been no indictments. The Department of Injustice stops all indictments that may affect an election six months prior. A Durham “Report” means no indictments. Barr better make all Spygate and FISA documents public or lose the authority to DNI. Let it hang out there. As it is now, there is no justice for Republicans in this Nation.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/4/2020 12:45:48 PM (No. 368384)
Durham has only been on board since Barr arrived at the DOJ. So I expect this to take awhile longer. But if what I have been reading the past several months is correct, Brennan has every right to be terrified of exposure. Especially if the allegations that he was Bubba Clinton's station chief in Saudi Arabia, overriding the Embassy's veto of visas for the 9/11 hijackers.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 4/4/2020 1:03:30 PM (No. 368397)
Yeah yeah yeah Obladi—-Oblada Now we got em!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: little guy 4/4/2020 1:06:12 PM (No. 368401)
I fully expect this whole thing to be moving over into "grassy knoll" territory real sooner. Did someone act alone ... or have help? 50+ years later, it's still debated. Expect the same here. Lots of theories, side points, innuendos, facts and fictions --- but most important --- no one help accountable.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: starboard 4/4/2020 2:09:28 PM (No. 368483)
This is a hip pocket story. It will pop at the right time, which isn't now.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/4/2020 2:22:46 PM (No. 368497)
The obvious cynicism is well understood, but did most of the posters see how the FISA court advised, and order, the following: The secretive court that approves sensitive government surveillance requests said Friday that a lack of confidence in the accuracy of FBI surveillance requests "appears well founded," and ordered the bureau to show whether errors in documents supporting 29 wiretap requests may have rendered the surveillance invalid. The directive from Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge James Boasberg comes just days after an internal Justice Department review found new problems with the FBI's management of wiretap applications, concluding that the documents supporting the requests routinely contained errors or "inadequately supported facts." A DOJ inspector general's analysis of 29 surveillance requests from eight FBI field offices during the past five years concluded that "we do not have confidence" that the bureau followed standards to ensure their accuracy. "Files identified apparent errors or inadequately supported facts in all of the 25 (fully-complete) applications we reviewed, and interviews to date with available agents or supervisors in field offices generally have confirmed the issues we identified," the report concluded. On Friday, the surveillance court said Inspector General Michael Horowitz's assessment "provides further reason for systemic concern." "It would be an understatement to note that such lack of confidence appears well founded," Boasberg wrote. "None of the 29 cases reviewed had a Woods File that did what it is supposed to do: support each fact proffered to the Court. Full story below:
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/4/2020 3:30:49 PM (No. 368551)
I won't feel comfortable until ALL of Muslim Brennan's e-mails, texts, and call records are investigated and made public for us all to see what he did. Governments should never do things in private.unless a matter of national security or a true criminal investigation. Brennan (and Clapper) must be sent to Federal prison for crimes against the State.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Zumkopf 4/4/2020 3:42:08 PM (No. 368566)
It's hard not to notice that the same Senate Intelligence Committee that basically whitewashed the IC's conduct in 2017 was and continues to be headed by the same Senator Burr who created or preserved his fortune by (allegedly; not convicted yet) trading on inside information regarding the Wuhan Virus. Whether Burr has been receiving (and trading on) IC information all along, or is simply a Creature of the Swamp and therefore motivated to protect it, or wanted at all costs to avoid having the IC target him while the Trump farrago was going on, has yet to be determined. Hard not to notice, but no doubt the MSM will manage the trick.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: coldoc 4/4/2020 4:41:20 PM (No. 368617)
I am sure ag barr will quash any threats to brennan. Barr is the cricketmaster. MIA.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 4/4/2020 5:07:42 PM (No. 368639)
To have a impact timing will be everything. People here have said that nothing has happened yet. I disagree. There are plenty of wins. Small steps at first and the seven league boots leap will follow. All of you disgruntles out there needs to have some patience. They will get their due. If you believe that Trump keeps his promises then just hang on for a bit more. Yes I want these people arrested yesterday. But I can wait a little longer. And as Q says, Nothing can stop what is coming. Nothing!
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Reply 39 - Posted by: bgarrett 4/4/2020 7:03:06 PM (No. 368700)
We are all going to be old and dead before anything is actually done. Elite criminals count on new and more criminal acts to push them from the spotlight
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Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 4/4/2020 7:08:56 PM (No. 368702)
Too bad we can't send in Mitch Rapp to "solve" about 3 dozen of these folks.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: vinegrower 4/4/2020 7:21:54 PM (No. 368709)
So what, he drove to Washington DC in March to keep the investigation on track during virus shutdown? Is that supposed to be impressive? Next we'll here how the poor darlings have had to work during shut down risking their health and now they want hazard pay. Come on these people make me sick
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Posted by AltaD 4/5/2020 1:38:27 PM Post Reply
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ripped President Donald Trump on Sunday over management of the federal stockpile holding undistributed and urgently needed COVID-19 supplies. Trump – and Jared Kushner, the president’s senior adviser and son-in-law - have been saying the states have no special priority access to the Strategic National Stockpile to obtain desperately needed supplies. Trump has been reluctant to fully distribute ventilators and other medical equipment from the national stockpile as governors, including Pritzker, are begging for help.(Snip) If they had started in February, building ventilators, getting ready for this pandemic, we would not have the problems that we have today and frankly, very many fewer people would die,” Pritzker said.
Did Anyone Think This Through? 29 replies
Posted by pros7767 4/5/2020 10:06:11 AM Post Reply
Count me as one of a diminishing number of "coronavirus response" skeptics. My vantage point is that of a working-class person (service manager in an auto repair shop). My state of Virginia has joined the growing number of states that has ordered its citizens to remain in their homes except for essential reasons, and a shutdown of non-essential businesses until at least June 10th. The good news for me is that auto repair is classed as an essential service and I have enough diverse skills to make me the kind of employee who will be the last to be laid off.
White House Warns Against Grocery
Shopping, Leaving Home As Coronavirus
Hits Peak
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Posted by earlybird 4/5/2020 1:36:54 PM Post Reply
In a Saturday afternoon press conference, the White House coronavirus task force warned that Americans should consider avoiding leaving their homes this week as the deadly outbreak, which has so far infected more than 300,000 and killed nearly 9,000, is expected to reach its peak. “The next two weeks are extraordinarily important,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said Saturday. “This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe.” (Snip)at least three regions of the United States — the midwest, the northeast, and the areas surrounding New
ABC Claims Trump Is Treating Crisis
Briefings Like a ‘Reality TV Show’
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Posted by Imright 4/5/2020 11:30:42 AM Post Reply
ABC’s chief White House correspondent and White House Correspondents Association president, Jon Karl was the latest liberal journalist to decide they wanted to make a fat stack of cash by publishing a new anti-Trump book (Front Row at the Trump Show). As such, his Sunday appearance on Good Morning America was just another chance to hawk his product. He insisted President Trump was making a mockery of the coronavirus crisis and was using the daily press briefings as “a reality TV show.”With no consideration to the fact that, as president, Trump needed to juggle warning Americans
Why Accepting Two Million COVID-19 Deaths
may be Better Than a National Lockdown
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Posted by Imright 4/5/2020 5:07:15 AM Post Reply
We’ve heard much during the Wuhan flu crisis about a “worst case scenario” of two million dead Americans, a staggering number. But missing from the national conversation is something equally important: What’s the worst case scenario given our present course of action, largely locking down the country and freezing life like an insect stuck in amber?What if worse coming to worst means a great depression, a descent into tyranny, millions more dead from other causes and a permanently impoverished nation?Almost the entire virus debate has centered around whether the experts are correct
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