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  1. jiordone

    jiordone Junior Member


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    Rumors of Biden/Ukraine money laundering. Rumors of Epstein money laundering. Now why was Trump giving this speech in front of 17 (Q) washing (0r laundry) machines?
     
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    CrownoftheValley Junior Member


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    All I will say today on California's COVID report is ...
    hospitalizations were down 137 yesterday, now at 5,932
    and ICU patients dropped 30 more to 1,798...
    the 14 day average positive test rate is 6.1%
    well below the state goal of 8%
     
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    CrownoftheValley Junior Member


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    Sarasota mortality rate is 2.67% about 0.8% more than California
    Manatee is 2.11%
    Florida's numbers are not as bad as the media makes them... they are, as a state still well below the NY City death numbers and they have almost 22 million people with a lot of 70+ year old people. Their mortality rate should be a little higher than most other states, but don't let logic get in the way.
     
  4. DJ4SC

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    Do not misinterpret anger for defeatism. Truth is the fuel for cold anger, and it’s time everyone begins accepting some painful truths.

    What some have called “Spygate” is not a frozen moment in time or a set of dates on a calendar with a beginning and an end. Spygate was the originating process to ensure the DC system did not experience the disruption carried by Donald John Trump; but it was only the originating process….

    ….The process of opposition against Donald Trump is a continuum.

    Those who use DC for influence and affluence control the mechanisms within the self-actuating system. This includes both Democrats and Republicans as they both feed from the same trough. In the effort to remove Donald Trump, both wings of the uniparty bird were aligned with an identical purpose; Democrats carrying out their effort openly, and the republican elements operating covertly as to retain the DC premise.

    Specifically, one of the common flaws that many make is thinking the Mueller special counsel was an outcome of an action by President Trump when he fired former FBI Director James Comey. This is false. The special counsel process was a continuum in the effort to remove the threat that Donald Trump represented back in the early primary days of 2016. The system, writ large, was aligned with this purpose.


    In October 2016 Deputy Attorney General John Carlin, in charge of the National Security Division of the DOJ bailed out of the effort after misleading the FISA court on their surveillance activity and setting up the introduction of the FISA warrant against Carter Page. Carlin was replaced by a more committed traveler/ideologue named Mary McCord.

    With Mary McCord in place to continue the DOJ-NSD aspects to the resistance and removal effort, the DOJ and FBI simply continued the process after the November 2016 election. Internally all of the officials, essentially lawyers, within the DOJ-NSD were carrying out the removal objective and cleverly attempting to cover their tracks.

    We see the creation in plausible deniability with the use of Bruce Ohr as a bridge between the politically corrupt DOJ-NSD and the politically corrupt FBI. Ohr was carrying the messages from outside the system (Chris Steele) into the system. This was his function.

    Everyone knew what Ohr’s mission was. Anyone today, like Sally Yates, who claims they had no idea what the #4 official was doing is simply lying. That is part of the plausible deniability part. It was set up that way. Everyone knew what to expect, everyone knew the goals and objectives and every part of the process was compartmentalized to create these functional denials in case anything went sideways; or if the objective failed.

    Andrew Weissmann was inside this DOJ-NSD system and he was a primary participant in transferring the spygate operation into the special counsel. Again, it’s one long continuum. Tashina Gauhar was the internal tool who had the objective to facilitate the effort and block any DOJ leadership effort that might disrupt the goal. She too did her job very well.

    This is where it must be accepted the DOJ-NSD was the legal side of the usurpation effort. Everyone at the top three levels inside the system was participating. Some of them are still there despite the primary agents leaving.

    The special counsel then became the continuation of the process. Once in place it was the special counsel who ran the show from Main Justice. Additional operatives were brought in to coordinate the plan. Pictured group below:

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    No action took place inside Main Justice that was not controlled by this group. Nothing.

    When congress was battling for information, it was the special counsel who held control. Nothing was ever released without the special counsel releasing it. Nothing was ever redacted, removed, or hidden without this group doing the functional work to control it.

    This is critical because too many people have failed to accept that any information released from Main Justice was purposefully released as part of a strategy. An example of that control is the release of the Carter Page FISA application in July 2018. This is the group who released it.

    When ever anyone was asking who was redacting the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages, it was this group. They also removed some.

    This group also controlled what Inspector General Michael Horowitz was allowed to review as part of any of his investigative inquiries. Everything was labeled as part of the special counsel investigation…. that’s how they justified and got away with it.

    Simultaneously this group was leaking to their friends and allies in the media to frame narratives beneficial to their effort. The media were willing to assist their friends; and indeed, they are friends. They run in the same circles, attend the same parties, go to the same functions and meet both personally and professionally. This is the network.

    To understand or expose the largest part of the corruption that exists within DC you need a thread, a fulcrum example to share that exposes how this allied network operates. That example is best evidenced, irrefutably, within the story of how Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Security Director James Wolfe was caught facilitating the objectives.

    Wolfe was caught by an external investigator from the FBI Washington Field Office named Brian Dugan. While the special counsel likely knew the periphery of what the Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) was doing (a leak investigation), it was not until the complete investigative file was turned over to the special counsel in January 2018 when the special counsel group grasped the totality of the issues involved.

    Immediately the special counsel group formed an attack plan because the outcome of Dugan’s investigation was toxic to their interests in the early part of 2018. The special counsel stripped the investigative file of the details damaging to their ongoing corrupt effort. They could not allow the public to know the FISA application was in the hands of their media allies since March of 2017. This story cuts to the heart of corrupt activity.

    What the special counsel team did in order to protect their activity is incredible. Only someone as arrogant and Machiavellian as Andrew Weissmann could have planned to carry out this scheme. That’s why he is currently attacking – it’s fear.

    The background of the Wolfe story is the thread that lays the corrupt special counsel activity naked to sunlight; and the Wolfe story exposes just how the process from early 2016 all the way through the impeachment effort of August 2019 was put together. The ramifications are so significant that when you become aware of the Wolfe story everything reconciles.

    Nothing is circumstantial, everything is exposed with direct evidence sworn under oath and subject to perjury. Dig this story hard and everything reconciles.

    Yes, FISA abuse is a big deal; yes, crossfire hurricane is a big deal; yes, the Carter Page FISA application is a big deal; yes, the Chris Steele aspect is a big deal; but in the final analysis that’s only the beginning of the effort. Look at what the special counsel was doing from May 2017 to April 2020 and the scale of the effort is stunning.

    Corrupt Republicans and Democrats worked together; the legislative branch worked in coordination with usurping elements inside the executive branch; the intelligence apparatus and the State Dept worked to assist both the legislative branch and the usurping agents inside the DOJ-NSD.

    ….And, worst of all, none of it could have been carried out if there was not someone very close to President Trump, someone very much participating with the effort, who was whispering in his ear about making appointments that were specifically designed to allow the effort to continue.

    That’s ugly.

    That’s the truth.

    That’s where cold anger gives way to righteous fury.

    …and believe me DC is petrified of that story.


    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/08/08/the-truth-doesnt-care-about-your-feelings-the-big-ugly/#more-197651
     
  5. DJ4SC

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    An undercover operation in California led to the arrest of nearly three dozen suspected child predators this week. Officials in Fresno confirmed operation “COVID Chat Down” resulted in the arrest of 34 men, all of whom have been accused of attempting to meet up with children to solicit sex.

    The operation took place from the end of July through Sunday. Officers posed as children to interact with the men through online apps.

    While many have celebrated their work, police emphasized more victims could still be out there and have urged them to come forward.


    Due to the pandemic lockdown, children have reportedly been more active online, which makes them easier targets.

    Authorities have said they will continue the operation and believe more arrests could be made in the coming months.




    https://www.oann.com/calif-authorities-34-suspected-child-predators-arrested/
     
  6. CrownoftheValley

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    State COVID report for today on yesterday's results

    New positive cases, 7,371 out of 110,645 tests for a + rate of 6.66%
    Overall + rate of 6..26%, down 0.08% from a week ago

    14 day average positive rate has fallen to 6.00%
    on 7/25 it was 7.5%

    mortality rate is steady at 1.86%

    Hospitalizations were down 186 to 5,746
    ICU patients increased for the first time in a few days, up 70 to 1,878

    In a state of 39,900,000 people over more than a six month period of time.
     
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    How many times did the name "Schiff" surface?
     
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    While much speculation inside the Beltway says U.S. Attorney John Durham will punt the results of his so-called Spygate investigation past the election to avoid charges of political interference, sources who have worked with Durham on past public corruption cases doubt he’ll bend to political pressure — and they expect him to drop bombshells before Labor Day.

    Durham’s boss, Attorney General Bill Barr, also pushed back on the notion his hand-picked investigator would defer action. Under Democratic questioning on Capitol Hill last week, he refused to rule out a pre-election release.

    “Under oath, do you commit to not releasing any report by Mr. Durham before the November election?” Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.) asked Barr, citing longstanding Justice Department policy not to announce new developments in politically sensitive cases before an election.

    “No,” the attorney general curtly replied.


    Justice Department policy prohibits prosecutors from taking overt steps in politically charged cases typically within 60 days of an election. Accordingly, Durham would have to make a move by the Friday before Labor Day, or Sept. 4.

    A low-profile prosecutor, Durham has kept a tight lid on his investigation into the origins of the specious Russiagate investigation of Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign, leading to rampant speculation about who he might prosecute and whether he would take action ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.


    That could well be of historic consequence, since his probe involves both the Trump administration and high-level officials in the previous administration, including Trump’s presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Recently declassified FBI notes show Biden offered input into the investigation of Trump adviser Michael Flynn in early January 2017. Another declassified document reveals that Biden was among those who requested Flynn’s identity be “unmasked” in foreign intelligence intercepts around that same time.

    If Durham announces criminal indictments or plea agreements involving former officials operating under the Obama-Biden administration, or releases a report documenting widespread corruption, independent voters could sour on Biden and sympathize with Trump. On the other hand, kicking the ball past the election could dispirit Trump’s base.

    “I would find it hard to believe that he punts under any circumstances,” said former assistant FBI director Chris Swecker, who knows Durham personally and has worked with the hard-nosed prosecutor on prior investigations.

    He pointed out that Durham would risk throwing away 16 months of investigative work if he delayed action beyond the election.

    “There’s no question that if Biden is elected, everything Durham has done at that point will be canceled out,” Swecker explained, adding that Biden would replace Barr and possibly even Durham. But by putting indictments and reports “into the public arena” before the election, Durham would put a Biden administration in the position of either taking further action or closing down his probe.


    “It would make it very difficult for Biden’s appointees to undo his charges or bury the results of his probe,” he said. “John knows this and I fully expect he will take action before the election.”

    Swecker, who’s also a former prosecutor, anticipates Durham will deliver criminal charges, a written report or some combination of the two around the first week in September, if not sooner. “He must get his work done and out to the public by Labor Day,” he said. “That way he avoids any accusations that he was trying to impact the election.”

    Democracy 21, a liberal Washington watchdog group, has already cited the department policy in recent complaints to Barr demanding he suspend Durham’s investigation and place on hold any further actions or public comments about it until after the election.

    “If Barr allows indictments from the Durham investigation to come out during the presidential election campaign, he would be abandoning longstanding DOJ policy by misusing the department’s prosecutorial power to support Trump’s reelection campaign,” Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer argued.

    Swecker, who served 24 years with the FBI before retiring as assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, said he expects Durham to take more action “than just issuing a report” similar to the 500-page document issued in December by Justice’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz. The IG made criminal referrals to Durham, including against an FBI attorney accused of altering evidence used to support a surveillance warrant on a former Trump adviser.

    “I know John Durham. I worked under him on the Whitey Bulger case, which resulted in indictments of [corrupt FBI] agents,” Swecker said. “I don’t think he’s the least bit squeamish about bringing indictments if there is criminal exposure.”

    Swecker says he’s confident Durham has uncovered crimes. “He’s onto something, I’m convinced of it, otherwise he would have folded up his tent by now,” he asserted in a RealClearInvestigations interview.

    The lack of media leaks coming from Durham’s office is another sign he is building a serious corruption case, Swecker said. Targets and witnesses have largely been kept in the dark about the scope and direction of his investigation, encouraging cooperation and possible plea deals. And the secrecy of grand jury proceedings has been fiercely protected.


    “I’m impressed with the discipline his team has shown,” Swecker said. “There’s been no leaks. The investigation has been very close-hold.”

    Durham, a Republican, has been known to threaten to polygraph investigators whenever he suspected a leak.

    His team is led by his deputy, Nora Dannehy, who specializes in the prosecution of complex white-collar and public corruption cases. A Democrat with a reputation for integrity, she left a high-paying corporate job to rejoin Durham’s office in March 2019, the month after Barr was confirmed.

    Barr officially announced in May 2019 that he had put Durham in charge of looking into what he called the government’s “spying” on the Trump campaign in 2016. Was that surveillance justified? Or was it done to smear Trump and sink his campaign — and when that failed, his presidency? Durham is exploring a host of other questions, including: What role did the CIA play? Did it monitor Trump advisers overseas? Were U.S. laws restricting spying on U.S. citizens broken? Did the spy agency slant U.S. intelligence on Russian election interference to justify the anti-Trump operation?


    “As a former CIA analyst, Barr recognized that this is the biggest thing since Watergate in terms of the abuse of the intelligence community,” Swecker said. “This is a huge, huge intelligence scandal.”

    Swecker named former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith among officials most vulnerable to possible criminal charges in Durham’s investigation of the investigators. Justice’s watchdog made a criminal referral pertaining to his conduct – specifically, that Clinesmith forged an email in a way that hid the fact that former Trump adviser Carter Page had been a cooperating CIA source on Russia. The information, if disclosed to the FISA court, would have weakened the FBI’s case that Page was a “Russian agent.”

    On the other hand, Swecker does not expect Durham to indict former FBI Director James Comey, nor former CIA Director John Brennan or Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. None of these central figures in the scandal has been interviewed by Durham’s office, according to recent published reports, though Durham reportedly is working out details with Brennan’s lawyer for a pending interview. Durham’s investigators have already reviewed Brennan’s emails, call logs and other records.

    “It’s hard to prove criminal intent at their level, and unless there’s a smoking gun, like an email or text, they’ll probably get off with a damning report about their activities,” Swecker said.

    Durham’s portfolio also includes exploring the extent to which Ukraine played a role in the counterintelligence operation directed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Officials from Kiev, the Democratic National Committee and the Obama administration reportedly coordinated efforts to dig up dirt on Trump – and Biden was Obama’s point man in Ukraine at the time.

    Though Biden may factor into Durham’s probe, don’t expect him to appear in any pre-election report. Another longtime Durham colleague noted that political candidates cannot be part of indictments or any report on investigative findings, according to Barr’s own rules.

    “The policy says you can’t indict political candidates or use overt investigative methods targeting them in the weeks before an election,” said the former federal prosecutor, who requested anonymity.

    Barr has publicly acknowledged the policy. “The idea is you don’t go after candidates,” he said in an April radio interview. “You don’t indict candidates or perhaps someone that’s sufficiently close to a candidate within a certain number of days before an election.”




     
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