2. Caputo states in the interview that he has recently testified before the Senate Intel committee, "that a contractor with a government agency was attempting to pass to him, through an intermediary, Hillary Clinton emails; and the intermediary reached out to him."
3. His testimony before the Senate intel committee was May 1st 2018. It just so happens that the first news of @DevinNunes pursuing what we now know as the "new line of inquiry" came on May 3rd. 2018, just two days later.
WHERE ARE THE RUSSIANS? 1. As conservative commentator @MarkSteynOnline commented recently, “the only thing missing from the Russia investigation are the Russians." Mark might closer to the truth than he realized. Let me see see if I can explain.
2. Did you happen to catch @DevinNunes on @MariaBartiromo over the weekend? Lets give a little listen. Pay very close attention to the first minute or two for important details.
3. Very first statement. "No one was ever interested in an an informant." There may be an informant or informants. What we have been asking for are the handful of documents used to begin this investigation:". Nunes has been driving toward the heart of where this thing started.
SPILL THE BEANS (the end is near) 1. THE DOJ has a *BIG* problem on it's hands, and they know it. looking back, we got our first indication that things were about to implode on May 2nd, when news of a classified subpoena erupted. I speculated. 👇
2. Shortly after, the DOJ responded to the classified subpoena with a curious letter and the Wapo published an article with leaked information that could only have come from the DOJ. By now, we had a name and a potential target for this treasure hunt, 👇
3. Two days later we've had time to absorb @KimStrassel's column "About this FBI source," and speculation is running wild in an attempt to I.D. the "source." Stefan Halper fit the bill very nicely, which in turn suggested something we have long suspected
MORE TO THE STORY 1. I think I may have allowed myself to be misdirected by the DOJ and the Wapo.
After thinking carefully, & studying the enormous amount of research on Twitter regarding the possible identity of the FBI source. I think we may have been thrown off the trail.
2. Ever since this letter from the DOJ was released, we have been focused on "a specific individual". But, listen to what Nunes is quoted as saying in the WaPo. on Wednesday may 9th. See points #3 & #4
3. "On Monday, Nunes told reporters that his request did not seek information about a specific person.
“I’ve never referenced an individual. They did. They did that. I didn’t,” he said, referring to the Justice Department."
I SMELL A RAT 1. A short time after I posted my thread, "A New Line Of Inquiry," on Thursday May 10th, @KimStrassel published her now infamous article "About that FBI "Source," in the WSJ. The question; who is @DevinNunes seeking information on in the IC? wsj.com/articles/about…
2. Assuming that you have read "A new line of inquiry" providing the backstory, and now know that my theory points to Stefen Halper as the object of Nunes inquiry, lets discuss the implications of what this might mean to the Mueller investigation, even if my guess is incorrect.
3. We return again to @KimStrassel who is the tip of the spear on this story at the moment. The word "mole" has been used to describe the person of interest, but I believe that is misleading. Listen carefully to @KimStrassel's response at 2:39 when asked if the person was within
THE RISE & FALL OF MUELLER 1. Well my friends, it seems the nut has finally been cracked. This whole Russian collusion narrative was an Obama team setup on Trump.
I’ll lay it out in very short detail. Don’t worry, the flood gates are about to open.
2. Everyone will be talking about this very soon and Mueller will be shut down.
The whole shebang in a nutshell 👇
3. CIA Director John Brennan used a dirty trickster named Stefan Halper to sully George Papadopolous with talk of Russian dirt on Hillary so he [papadopolous] could then be used to start an investigation into the Trump team. By starting an investigation they could get a warrant
A NEW LINE OF INQUIRY 1. Recently, after finally being allowed by the DOJ to view the "EC," (electronic communication), we learned from Devin Nunes that the investigation of the Trump campaign was started with "NO official intelligence." However, there were two things redacted.
3. On April 11, when Nunes viewed the EC, FOX News published the following article with this quote:
"A Justice Department official told Fox News that the memo's redactions had been "narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent... "
1. I just accidentally deleted a 20 point thread on who I believe is the unnamed person in Nunes' subpoena, & why I believe it. I don't think I have the heart right now to duplicate my entire thread, I will severely truncate. I'm sure someone more talented is already doing it.
2. Suffice to say that I believe the person is, Stefan Halper. Not Contreras, nor Steele, nor Misfud, nor Downer, as has been suspected. I will attach the articles I used to create my now lost thread.
3. "The meeting request[to PapaDop], which has not been reported until now, came from Stefan Halper, a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6. See article by @directorblue attached." dailycaller.com/2018/03/25/geo…
1. Listen, we may be about to get a big clue as to where this investigation is going.
Nunes is onto something big with this “new line of inquiry,” He’s full bore, but, he said tonight that he is going to meet with Sessions to discuss. Whatever happens next will be our clue.
2. If Nunes retreats, then we can surmize that Sessions has told him the IG has it covered. Nunes would not want to compromise the investigaion,.
If Sessions retreats and grants the subpoenaed document(s)......well, I'm not sure what that means but I suspect Rosenstein is DONE.
3. I don't yet know what this "new line of inquiry" is, but it must be a doozy. Many suspect that it involves Rudolph Contreras, the FISC judge in the Flynn case. That conjecture fits nicely due to the wording of the DOJ response letter. An "individual,...risk to human life."
1. Does anyone remember, Chuck W. Colson? He was Nixon's hatchet man who went to prison for his involvement in Watergate. I heard him speak in Washington D.C. in 1984 and he said something that has stuck with me ever since. The quote might be applicable to today very soon.
2. "I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison.
3. "..They would not have endured that if it weren't true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn't keep a lie for three weeks. You're telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.”
Charles W. Colson
ROSENSTEIN'S REMOVAL ? 1. Did you hear Rosenstien's comments at the Newseum Forum on the rule of law Tuesday? "the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted...Any kind of threats are not going to affect how we do our job."
2. Let me provide a little context and some background information as to why I believe R. Rosentien made those comments, by directing your attention to comments made Wednesday, on Sean Hannity's radio show Wednesday regarding Rosenstein.
3. Hannity's radio show from May 2nd. 46:18 mark. Sean says," I keep hearing that there is blockbuster information, within the latest request, with a deadline of Thursday, from Devin Nunes, specifically as relates to Rosenstein. What do we know, Sara?" player.fm/series/1789846…
1. If you didn’t already know it, we are amidst an epic struggle for the future of our country. I know, I know, this has always been the case, but at this particular time in our history, the situation is acute.
2. To those of us following the minute by minute developments, this is plainly obvious, but there are many more who are completely unaware of the battle being waged. As a nation, we’ve been indoctrinated over time to believe the news media is to be trusted.
3. But, like the proverbial frog in the frying pan, news has eroded into straight propaganda and political dogma and we are the “frogs” in the frying pan who didn’t know when to leap out, at least en masse.
Sessions comments today on Mueller and Inspector General report.
1. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that an ongoing probe into President Trump “needs to conclude” in order to let him focus on North Korea, the U.S.-Mexico border and other world negotiations.
2. Mr. Sessions also said he expects the Justice Department inspector general to finish his investigation into the department’s and FBI’s handling of investigations
3. into Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election in a “few weeks,” saying that will provide more information for decisions on whether there was wrongdoing.
1. Listen, I don't think this new Rosenstein SC story is getting enough attention in our corner of twitter. If indeed RR relinquishes control of the Mueller investigation, there is a Tiger waiting in the wings. I am forever the optimist. Let me tell you a thing or two about #3.
2. Noel Francisco, a prominent Republican lawyer, has some impressive conservative credentials. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and worked in the Justice Department during Bush 43.
3. He has testified previously on his views of a special counsel.:
“I don’t think it would be appropriate for the Department of Justice to appoint” a special counsel, he testified, explaining that “my own personal belief is that when you hand these issues off to the career.."
1. My brief report after listening to the OIG Oversight hearing this morning to see if there were any relevant nuggets as pertains to the forthcoming report. There were a few *very* interesting comments and they came mostly toward the end of the hearing.
2. One of the most interesting parts of the hearing is when Trey Gowdy questions the IG. Gowdy asks about the interplay between the OIG and the Office of Professional Responsibility within the DOJ.
3. Horowitz notes that his office is the only one of the 73 Inspectors General that does not have the ability to investigate misconduct by all employees in their agency, specifically lawyers and or prosecutors when they engage in..
THE INSURANCE POLICY 1. My thoughts on the purpose of the Mueller investigation.
Read this article first and I’ll explain in the tweets below who wrote it and how I think it ties into the Mueller investigation.
Trump Strategy theory: 1) Watching @larry_kudlow being interviewed on the @TeamCavuto show reminded me once again about the difficulty of explaining Trump Strategy to ordinary people who think in lineal fashion, or black and white thinking. I'll admit its a difficult task.
2) In order to begin to understand why Trump does the things he does, you should throw out logical progression that most people undertake to complete an objective as in follow these steps (1,2,3..) to achieve objective Y. Trump does not think in these terms.