If my theory that Wolfe was acting as a leak broker is correct, that closed hearing next Wednesday on the 24th is where Rosenstein drops some bombs about members of Congress being the targets of leak investigations.
The fact they went ahead and let Wolfe pleade guilty to reduced charges shows they are done with him and ready to move on to others.
It's like something out of a spy novel. You cover your own tracks for the leaking you've been doing to a Buzzfeed reporter by using him to write an article where you're an anonymous source inside the FinCEN pointing the finger at the OIA office & getting them investigated.
It's like the spy novel where the Soviet mole hidden inside the CIA is helpfully steering everybody away from himself and pointing them towards somebody else as the mole.
Every single member of the Treasury's OIA office that ended up being investigated for this leaking Edwards was doing has a right to be supremely pissed at both her and Jason Leopold.
In fact, I'm pretty sure in May they knew they'd found at least one of the leakers, but gave the Treasury dept. an 'all clear' while they watched the leaker/s for another FIVE MONTHS until they were confident they'd mapped out the entire leak network.
Employees of the FinCEN branch were make allegations against ANOTHER branch of the Treasury Dept.: the Office of Intelligence and Analysis [OIA].
Recall this is while at least TWO FinCEN employees are LEAKING SAR info to the media & leak hunters were looking for them
Leaking SARs to the media isn't the actions of a whistleblower. There are protocols in place to report actual crimes.
Heck, she worked in a div. of the Treasury that INVESTIGATES FINANCIAL CRIMES.
The reports she's leaking *start* investigations by the Treasury & DOJ.
How do we know politically weponized operatives like Edwards didn't engage in a conspiracy with bank personnel to file fake SARs reports so they could then be leaked to the media, where they could be spun up to create an impression of guilt?
Leaking SARs reports also compromises criminal investigations by the Treasury/DOJ. Manafort got caught doing illegal lobbying along with hiding money he made from the IRS.
Assuming Manafort was guilty [a jury decided he is] this compromised the investigation into him.
People who think *nothing* is happening, that the McCabe grand jury is just for show, and all the other grand juries we don't know about, when thye are revealed, they are just for show too, are in for a rough next couple of weeks.
How many LEAKS did you see about the fact the DOJ/SDNY was about to return an indictment against another major leaker?
Remember, this is for posterity so please....be honest!
This is exactly the direct kind of help that @kanyewest was asking President Trump for in the Oval Office last week.
In fact, the feds moved in to 'help' the local Chicago LEO's apprehend and PROSECUTE the gun crimes where previously these thugs always seemed to somehow as if by magic end up right back on the streets again.
It started in June of last year and it's already seeing results.
Andrew McCabe was reported to the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs for making an unauthorized leak of classified info to the media about @GenFlynn in early February 2017.
If you’ve wondered exactly who it was who leaked the classified info from that intelligence report on @GenFlynn’s phone calls with then-Russian ambassador Kislyak to the media, you are right now seeing a huge honking clue who it was.
So I hadn't seen this before. This is Peter Strzok and Lisa Page texting each other just before their guy, Andrew McCabe, had his big throwdown with Rod Rosenstein over who would continue to have oversight of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
If the 'Bill' mentioned here is Bill Priestap....hooo boy.
While all the plotters were spotted and driven out long ago, guess where Bill Priestap is?
Still running the FBI's counter intel unit and working cases.
He just led a probe that busted a Chinese spy.
That would mean either Bill Priestap was a mole for the good guys or he flipped so early he was left in place to spy on the people who were spying on Trump.
Here's the intrepid @OliviaNuzzi being given a special conference with @realDonaldTrump & his chief of staff, John Kelly, where they try REALLY HARD to convince her Kelly isn't leaving/about to be fired.