Yowza. My very quick first-blush take on the meaty nuggets...
First, here’s the link:
Let’s dive in!
As I’ve said often in the past, I am of the belief that former White House Counsel Don McGahn is Schmidt’s source for these big bombshells.
Somehow, the FBI had a draft of an unsent letter immediately.
If not McGahn, it could well have been turned over by Rosenstein.
Regardless, the FBI was on it.
I can’t see how that would have been possible without Jeff Sessions’ buy-in, or at minimum, awareness.
I’d be shocked if that all went down without Sessions even hearing about it.
If that’s the case, expect Trump to be looking for Rosenstein’s head on a platter any minute now.
If he goes off on Rosenstein, Rod knew. Jefferson Beauregard didn’t.
It is fair to assume it included mining ongoing intel from our own resources at the NSA, etc., as well as from allies.
That would have the effect of putting relevant work-product of any ally’s spying in Mueller’s hands.
Whether it was the UK, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Israel, Australia or whomever, EVERYONE spies on Russia...
Think: A real-time Steele dossier with updates baked fresh daily.
The counterintel investigation makes it highly likely Mueller has obstruction charges nailed six ways to Sunday.
At minimum, it would have provided intel on the obstruction effort as it unfolded... and, at minimum, that would have guided Mueller’s interviews.
Erik Prince, Stone, Corsi, McGahn, et al.
He knew everything when they walked in. He had people paying attention after they walked out.
Trump has spent the last two years trying to obstruct an investigation into 2016 events...
...and little did he know, his biggest problem would prove to be what he was doing in 2017-2018.
That earth-shaker is about to sink in for them.
Their problems just got 10x bigger.
Knowing all of this, I virtually guarantee Mueller turned an insider or two. Flipped informants. Not just witnesses. Informants.
Don McGahn is a prime candidate.
Mueller likely turned someone in the Admin itself.
I’d bet many beers on it.
Here’s a delicious little karmic dessert to round out this sumptuous info feast...
Remember the guy who was president before the Marmalade Menace took office?
This guy... #44.
It went largely uncovered but I noted it at the time. It was like when you’re watching Law & Order and they zoom in on a paperweight in Minute 5 of the show...
Foreshadowing! Pretext! Other words meaning “that’s gonna matter!”
Anyway, the point is... Obama signed an EO as a parting shot one week before leaving office.
Specifically, it made the firehose of raw intelligence collected by the NSA directly accessible to the FBI and CIA.
Instead of having to ask for intel and getting what they filtered down...
Intercepted phone calls, emails, raw intel from human sources.
Everything our vast intelligence vacuum hoovers up, available directly... but only for counterintel and foreign intel purposes.
Obama made it possible for the FBI to directly access everything they had on Trump, et al
Obama supercharged the FBI’s ability to investigate Trump.
One of Obama’s final acts was to supercharge the FBI’s ability to investigate Trump and his co-conspirators.
Obama armed the FBI with the power to take down a criminal president...
and then he walked off into the sunset knowing he had done just that.
That’s a give-ya-chills plot twist, right?
Obama knew what he was doing.
He opened a hydrant knowing the FBI would someday need that water to put out a national inferno.