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June 14, 2018


Thomas Collins

The Swamp has its talking point. No political bias.


I'm sure there are juicy details in the report. However, no political bias will be all over the news today.

Slog continues. No 5-D chess.


No political bias. Huh.

Well, how about longing for simple justice. A person does something bad, unethical, against the vows they've taken, and they get exposed and punished.

Seems simple enough, but not to our Justice Department, evidently.

Dave (in MA)

No political bias my (_|_) .

matt - deplorable me

Confidence in FBI/DoJ soars. Everybody gets a trophy. It's the AYSO IG!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Kyle Cheney
‏Verified account @kyledcheney

IG found that on numerous occasions, COMEY used a personal GMail account to conduct official FBI business, according to source briefed on the report.


Good Morning.

Rush in Hour 2 is furious trying to figure out why the Strzok-Page text (wherein Strzok tells Page "We will not let Trump become President") was not released to Congress months earlier.

He is righteously pissed. Without question that shows the FBI was trying to subvert the Election. Why was the fact that the FBI was trying to subvert the Election hidden from Congress? Why was that not released way back when when everyone was first looking at some of the released Strzok-Page texts?

If I heard correctly Rush guesses that that was intentionally held back so that the moment of anger against the FBI would pass and in some manner was an effort to protect the FBI, and prevent people angry about the Trump witch hunt from having the smoking gun in their hands of the FBI's efforts to take him out.

Rush predicts that by the end of the day the Media will try to go on offense for Hillary and that Trump will fire nobody.


Exactly Matt. AYSO is why no USMNT in World Cup. Need competitors, not participants.


Anthony Weiner should be indicted for possession of classified information.

Bay Area MD breaks down Los Gatos Emergency Room (Waycism!) incident http://zdoggmd.com/incident-report-164/

Miss Marple the Deplorable


That "We'll stop him is from an EMAIL," not the text messages. A guy I just found says that it could have been from Weiner's laptop.

Look what he says:

‏ @langdaleca
8m8 minutes ago

So it appears that Rosenstein's DOJ purposely omitted these emails when they were previously requested & provided.

The IG then went to the @NSAGov and discovered that Rosenstein omitted evidence.

‏ @langdaleca
4m4 minutes ago

"Trump told The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that the messages amounted to 'treason.'"

Suggests @POTUS knew about the missing texts as early as January. There we never really missing?

‏ @langdaleca
4m4 minutes ago

What else is still missing?

Captain Hate

>>JackStraw - not trying to bust your balls at all, but what do you make about the rumor that the report does NOT seek any criminal referrals? That, to me, is the most disappointing aspect of what has been leaked. Hoping the actual release is much different than the leaks, but it probably will not be.

IG reports themselves never contain criminal referrals. That is a separate process. So not much.

Patience. There was no criminal referral in the McCabe IG report and he is now under a criminal referral.

Oh and probably best not to trust the media. They've been know to lie every now and always.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 14, 2018 01:51 PM (/tuJf)


Did the F.B.I. really put the fix in to save Mrs. Clinton?

Well let's use some logic here, TM.

Peter Strzok, the guy at the center of exonerating Hillary, and at the center of attacking Trump via the Dossier, the probably altered 302's, and the General Flynn guilty plea, as well as being Mueller's best buddy investigating Trump, texted his girlfriend Page "We will not let Trump become President."

Since that is an admission that he was going to use the full power of his position at the FBI to prevent Trump from being President, then by logic he was going to let Trump's opponent's for the Presidency become President.

So who were Trump's opponents? Not Bernie. Not David French. Not even Mormon nutjob Even McMullin. Not even that Green Party gal, Jill Steyn. Trump's single opponent for President was Hillary, a gal Strzok texted Page this about: “God Hillary should win 100,000,000 — 0.”.

Ergo, Did the F.B.I. really put the fix in to save Mrs. Clinton?

Hell, yes.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

ALERT!!!! Looks like it was released early!

Bret Baier
‏Verified account @BretBaier
2m2 minutes ago

Link to IG Report--just released: A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma




Now I see the ticker Headline at FOX Business:

IG Report: "No Evidence That Political bias Affected Investigative Actions.

How does that gibe with "We will not let Trump become President."?


Report available at Justice.gov


New Europe keeps its eyes on the ball.

Austrian deportations up 38% under populist interior minister:

How would Barack Obama say “Make Austria Great Again” in Austrian?


I am reading a whitewash.

Old Lurker

Henry "I am reading a whitewash."

Now Henry. Jump to the IG Recommendations and you will see how unfair you are being. Why. Time after time he recommends that the DoJ consider...

Miss Marple the Deplorable


That is what I am reading as well.

Seems to me that Strzok at the very least should be guilty of bias.

On the other hand, there is a statement towards the end which says he will rpovide disciplinary recommendations separately.

I wonder how much of this was changed at DOK's instigation, and by whom. I would certainly like to see the original report before all of the critics got to make "suggestions."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

That should read "DOJ's" recommendation.


Call it miniluv,


Rush continues hammering the point. They released Pages text months ago asking Strzok something like "Trump's not going to win right, tell me he's not going to win?

The release did not have his reply "We will not let Trump become President."?

That revelatory line was withheld from Congress.

Rush says there would have been hell to pay if that had been in the release, but the people who released it did not even let it appears as redacted so that viewers would know there had been a reply. Instead they let it appear that she asked the question but there was never any reply at all, so Congress had no idea there was a reply so they never thought to ask about it or investigate, therefore they did not go ballistic.

It was intentionally covered up, and it did not protect sources or anything else. Congress deserved to see it but were intentionally kept in the dark so as to prevent Congress from having the smoking gun of FBI corruption in their hands and would have need able to go on offense at the time that it mattered. Rush remains totally pissed. That withholding was part of the coverup.


If anything it makes McCabe the fall guy, and rap the knuckles of the love birds. I wonder if Rosenstein wrote this.

Robin on iDevice

Spectrum down across the East Coast. Coincidence?


Miss Marple the Deplorable

I missed this, which Paul Sperry dug up:

"[W]e did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias."

Captain Hate

There are 3 different reports which Trump has.
1. The original unredacted.
2. The modified unredacted (RR modified and maybe others as well)
3. The modified redacted which will be released today (RR and others modified and redacted stuff as well).

I don't see Rosenpenis lasting too much longer. This is really bad. The cover up is always worse than the crime and these derp state fucksticks have been doubling down constantly for over 2 years.
Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 14, 2018 02:14 PM (TA9CI)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Another tidbit someone on Twitter dug up:

Captain Hate

I think Rush is the last person to listen to on this. Hold off for Levin this evening.

Thomas Collins

If Oligarch Media addresses that text exchange at all, daddy, it will be spun as an unfortunate stray remark. Overall, Oligarch Media will say what Messrs. Ryan and Gowdy have said, namely, that the FBI overall acted with integrity in the Clinton email/Weiner's weiner investigation, and virtually everything else the FBI does.


It seems "intent" is part of the law on exposing secrets. Just erase the security notices, and go nuts.

Dave (in MA)

Drudge isn't exhibiting any TDS at the top of his page today.



That "We'll stop him is from an EMAIL," not the text messages.

Thanks Miss M, I'm getting my info from Rush and I am so P.O'd I can hardly see straight.

Thomas Collins

Mea culpa also. I reference text message for the stop him comment.

Captain Hate

Don't listen to Rush! The report took a long time to write and has more content than just a few bullet points, and Rush can be as thick as a brick on that.


Rush says that Ryan and his GOPe boys are trying to rush Amnesty through before Trump's soon to be elected supporters take their Seats in Jan 2019 following the Mid Term Elections. A leak of the Ryan Amnesty deal says Ryan wants to give Amnesty to just about everyone. Rush says this is the last chance for the GOPer's to give Amnesty to all these millions for the Chamber of Commerce and the K Street money masters so they have to rush it through quick, and it's going to have clauses in it that will make Trump's job in future keeping illegals out very, very hard, since this will give some sort of special Legal permission to stay here and bring in multiple waves of relatives, etc.

Waiting for the Sun

How long are you going to carry Trumps water,Maguire?

Kevlar Kid

Before i dig into this shit sandwich from OIG, a moment of levity:

A demure GrandMa walks slowly into a sex shop. Approaching the counter GrandMa begins speaking slowly.

The young attendant notices GrandMa appears to be shivering.

"Y-y-y-young lady. D-d-o y-you sell v-v-v-vibra-t-t-t-ors here?"

"Yes M'am. All kinds."

"B-b-big wuh-wuh-wuh-ones?"

"Yes, M'am. Would you like me to show you what we have?"

"N-n-no, S-s-s-sweet-t-t-t-ie."

"Well, how then can I help you?"

"H-h-howww d-dddo y-yooou t-tturn th-th-them OFF?"


Captain Hate

Also, Rush really can't unpack this in real time. Levin comes on in five hours so he will have been reading the report as lawyer.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This section of the IG report (420-421) is remarkable. It calls the Strzok/Page texts "not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate's electoral prospects"

Wow. pic.twitter.com/5z9IIcCXbu

— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) June 14, 2018

Full statement in screen cap at the link.


Part of the problem is this is confined to Hilllary's email investigation. Asthe IG says, a lot of the texts were more to do with the Russia thing. He does point out this one, though.

Kevlar Kid

Upon his return to WI to play house, Paul Ryan is run over by the Weenie Wagon then backed over.


This IG report seems more like a coup launch than a strike against the swamp. Toss in the DACA crap, plus the all including kitchen sink lawsuits. It is all in vs Trump. Which side was Swampy Sessions on?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

I hope Amigo Grande doesn't have the votes or the Senate just ignores it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

White House Press Briefing starting soon.

Thought I would put this here in case Shep refuses to cede his time on Fox.



I just read Gowdy's statement on the IG report and I don't think I see a single word from him that we didn't already know, nor that he didn't already know but chose not to mention over the last 2 months when he was doing his best to exonerate the FBI/DOJ in the mind of the public by his daily fibs.

Get thee behind me, Trey.


The actual sentence:

While we found no evidence that Comey’s statement was the result of bias or an effort to influence the election, we did not find his justifications for issuing the statement to be reasonable or persuasive.

Thought I would put this here in case Shep refuses to cede his time on Fox.

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | June 14, 2018 at 02:56 PM

You think he's going to claim his time back like Maxine Waters?


Am waiting for Sarah on CSpan.
Wray Press Conference at 5:30.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


It's very hard to prove bias unless you find a sentence like that Strzok one about "We'll stop him."

Looks to me like Comey is still in trouble. I would like to know how he can claim he didn't know Weiner and Abedin were married. Does he live in a Cone of Silence or what?

I would not be surprised to find photo evidence of them at a party with Comey. Lying to the IG is a felony, I believe.


President Trump will not sign legislation that continues chain migration.

Comey said that he recalled first learning about the additional emails on the Weiner laptop at some point in early October 2016, although he said it was possible this could have occurred in late September 2016. Comey told the OIG that this information “didn’t index” with him, which he attributed to the way the information was presented to him and the fact that, “I don’t know that I knew that [Weiner] was married to Huma Abedin at the time.”


Old Lurker

Cap'n, is this based on known facts or supposition?

"There are 3 different reports which Trump has.

1. The original unredacted.
2. The modified unredacted (RR modified and maybe others as well)
3. The modified redacted which will be released today (RR and others modified and redacted stuff as well)...

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 14, 2018 02:14 PM (TA9CI)"


Captain I'll try to listen to Levin today and hopefully transcribe some of it, but I think Rush's comments on the intentional withholding of the actual Strzok smoking gun from Congress and the Public are on the money.

Eye Doctor

Now,does anyone really think John Huber is going to take anyone down?


Shep is out of control.
He thinks Strok and Page heard about dossier and that is why they wanted to stop Trump from winning the presidency.
Sounds like a Dem talking point.


John Huber is our only hope at this point.

James D.

does anyone really think John Huber is going to take anyone down?

I don't.

Maybe I'm just in an especially pessimistic mood, and whatever patience I might once have had is gone forever, but I am sick of waiting, and sick of hoping, and I want to see these corrupt ratfuckers in orange jumpsuits, and I want to see it effing yesterday.

Dave (in MA)

"FBI delenda est"

    -- Howie Carr

Captain Hate


I don't know but as the head of the executive branch, I don't think anything can be kept hidden from the President by a subordinate.


Barf and You Mr Comey are a big fat liar.


Couldn’t agree more.
4D chess delenda est.


Katherine Herridge comments to Shep. My transcript:

Katherine Herridge; The report was 18 months in the making, 500 pages long, and a kind of soup to nuts of the Clinton E-mail investigation. One of the primary focuses is the July 2016 public statement by Comey where he recommends against Criminal Charges, and what theInspector General found when he made that decision he was in fact "insubordinate." Reads:

"We found that it was extraordinary and insubordinate for Comey to conceal his intentions from his Superiors, the Atty General, and Deputy Atty General, for the admitted purpose of preventing them from telling him "Not to make the statement" and to instruct his subordinates in the FBI to do he same."

Catherine continues...Former and current FBI Officials have said to FOX News the finding of Insubordination is really a very big deal.

Captain Hate

President Trump will not sign legislation that continues chain migration

That's probably true but I'm not sure anything will even be presented to him to sign.


One of the most famous and influential psychology studies of all time was based on lies and fakery, a new exposé reveals.

The Stanford prison experiment purported to show we are all naturally inclined to abuse positions of power - after volunteers randomly assigned to act as prison guards began abusing volunteer inmates in a mock prison.

But now a report from author and scientist Dr Ben Blum claims the research was all a sham. It points to recordings found in archives at Stanford University which show the study's author Professor Philip Zimbardo encouraged guards to treat inmates poorly.

Also, one volunteer prisoner has now admitted to faking a fit of madness that the study reported was driven by the prison's brutal conditions.

The revelations have sent scientists into uproar, with some calling for the experiment and its findings to be wiped from psychology textbooks worldwide.


Old Lurker

I agree with that, Cap'n. But that means he had to ask for those three versions, and so far I have not seen evidence of that. I posted before my fantasy summons of Session, RR, IG to the Oval where he directed them to bring him all versions. But that was just in my dream state.

Captain Hate

“I don’t know that I knew that [Weiner] was married to Huma Abedin at the time.”

This is a stunning admission for the head of the FBI to make.


Wray is making a statement today at 5:00.

I can only imagine.

Kevlar Kid

Government will underwhelm and underdeliver for patriotic Americans.

Take that to the bank.

Not ready to throw in the towel just yet.

i'll see where things are in a coupla weeks.

glad i wasn't waiting to exhale.

Old Lurker

Herridge "Catherine continues...Former and current FBI Officials have said to FOX News the finding of Insubordination is really a very big deal."

You mean like points on his drivers license or something?

I am not accustomed to pure horseshit from CH, but shame on her for wasting breath on that.

Kevlar Kid

"4D chess delenda est."


Eye Doctor

RG and Tom R

Are you still selling that 4d nonsense?

We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016. We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.

In addition, we identified instances where FBI
employees improperly received benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events. We will separately report on those investigations as they are concluded, consistent with the Inspector General Act, other applicable federal
statutes, and OIG policy.

Beasts of England

I'm saving the IG report for dessert, but JiB's home course is teaching a few of the world's best golfers the meaning of the word respect...


This press conference is incredible!

James D.

Wray is making a statement today at 5:00.

If he's not announcing at least several dozen firings, effective immediately, followed a few hundred criminal referrals, I really don't care to hear anything else he has to say.


They did a movie based on that false premise, zimbardo was offered as an authority on Abe ghraib.

Kevlar Kid

do tell a-mom. once it's over of course.


The emoting from the reporters over the horror of "separating children from their parents."
YELLING at Sarah--"You're the parent of young children! How can you support this?"

These guys sound like junior high school girls.
Not professionals.

She is so tough.


Sara Huck's Presser

Question 1---Any comments on the IG Report? Sara: The Pres was briefed on the IG report earlier today and it reaffirms the Prez's suspicions about Comey's conduct and the political bias among some of the members of the FBI...

Question 2---North Korea. Why is he now downplaying North Korea's Human Rights record? Sara: He isn't downplaying it.

Question 3---Is there a Trade Meeting with China today? Yes.

Question 4---Can you tell us what Human Rights abuses Trump discussed with Kim? Sara---A number of different topics.

Question 5---Guilianni, is he a distraction and can you'll us what he and the Prez talked about? Sara: I am never going to talk about Rudy Guilianni's love life and I won't discuss what the and the Prez discussed.

Question 6---(Acosta) Can you tell us why the President saluted the North Koreans when he was over in Singapore? Sara: It is a common curtousy. Acosta: These children who are separated from their families when they come across the Border, the Atty Gen says there is a justification for this in the Bible. Where does it say in the Bible that it is moral to take children away from their mothers? Sara: I'm not aware of the Atty general's comments or what he would be referencing. I can say it is very Biblical to enforce the law. That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible, however (Acosta interrupts--she goes after him for interrupting) Sara: That is not what I said and I know it is hard for you to understand even short sentences I guess, but please don't take my words out of context, but the separation of illegal alien families is the product of the game Legal Loopholes that democrats refuse to close, and the Laws are the same that have been on the books for over a decade and the president is simply enforcing them. (Acosta interrupts again Why is the Government doing this?). Sara: Because it is the Law and that is what the Law states. And you are right,it doesn't have to be the law and the president has called on Democrats in Congress to fix that loophole.Dems have failed to come to the table...The president has tried to address it a number of times. Demi simply refuse to do their job and fix the problem.

Acosta interrupts. Sara: Sorry Jim. Next question?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I heard that as well, anonamom. That guy yelling went on and on like some drama queen.

Then he was followed by that blonde bitch who acted like they had made some big switch in how they enforced the law (civil vs. criminal).

According to the FBI, Wray's press conference is at 530, not 5:00.)

clarice feldman

anonamom, I missed it--what were the highlights to you?

clarice feldman

Nevermind, anonamom--daddy's on the case.
Mueller lawyer fired for bias.

We were deeply troubled by text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations. Most of the text messages raising such questions pertained to the Russia investigation, which was not a part of this review. Nonetheless, when one senior FBI official, Strzok, who was helping to lead the Russia investigation at the time, conveys in a text message to another senior FBI official, Page, “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it” in response to her question “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”, it is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects. This is antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the Department of Justice.
Kevlar Kid

Sounds like much bed wetting tonite in Pressland.


Good news until Roberts calls it a tax:

Follow Follow @brkend
Appeals court rules the government doesn't have to pay health insurers billions of dollars under an Affordable Care Act program designed to mitigate financial risk of selling plans on insurance exchanges.



Question 7 and 8 are the same thing demanding to know if Sara as a Mother and a Parent doesn't have sympathy for these kids?

Sara blows by the first and basically tells the other guy he may want TV time but she's not going to lt him ask questions out of line when he has not been called on and is interrupting who she did call on.

Question 10--- The Strzok-Page E-mail about "We will stop Trump from Being President." Did Trump have any reaction to that? Sara: It certainly again causes a great deal of concern and I thin k points out the Political Bias that the Prez has been talking about, and that has been repeatedly mentioned fro this Admin that we found to be a huge problem and we are glad that they are looking into it.

Question 11---Has the Pres or anyone used funds from the Trump Foundation to pay for personal Business accounts? Sara: I'm not aware of any of that taking place. Question: You won't definitively say no? Sara: Again, I'm not aware of it taking place. I'd have to get more information but would refer you to the Trump Foundation for that specific question.


should be interesting to read McCarthy's take on the OIG's rejection of his view that "intent" is not a required element of the crimes related to transmission of classified information

Kevlar Kid

Fit Acosta with a shock collar prior to next presser.


I loved when Sarah called him out about wanting more tv time.


Clarice 3:41, fired, pension unharmed as usual.


That is a fantastic ruling from the SC.
I really value your political opinions when you express them here.


maryrose, not the SC yet. it might go there next.


True to form
MessNBC talking about separating kids from illegal parents
Calling them migrants.


Question 12---Does the Prez think Michael Cohen is going to flip? Sara: I would refer you back to the president's comments.

Question 13---There are reports of EPA Boss Pruitt about ethical violations. Does Prez have confidence in Pruitt. Sara: We have areas of concern in these allegations but I don't have any personnel announcements at this point.

Question 14---:Mark Sanford blames the president's tweet as the final straw in his defeat. Thesis the 1st time in 48 years a sitting Prez has opposed a sitting member of his own Party. Does the prez intend to speak out about Primary challengers to Repub critics of him within the Congress? Sara: I don't have any announcements on any candidates that the Prez may or may not endorse and can't address that from this venue

Comanche Voter

Shorter version of Sarah to Jim Acosta---Piss off you little twerp. Next thing she needs to do is put a whoopie cushion under this seat. I mean she's dealing with an eight year old mind.


I was surprised about that, too, exdem. It seemed to make no sense considering the quotes from the actual statutes.

Based on the summary, Horowitz seems to be trying to head off reopening the investigation. Surely there was intent, and he even bought the excuses about classified not being marked, etc.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter


""That’s why in 2018 I will vote for Democrats in U.S. Senate and House elections."

I do not understand how an American can bring him/her to vote for a Democrat, IMO, in 2018.


Michael Barone lists many good wins by the President this week.
He credits Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan with stopping the petition from reaching 218 votes.


From the Report:

August 8, 2016: In a text message on August 8, 2016, Page stated,
“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Strzok responded, “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”203

When asked about this text message, Strzok stated that he did not
specifically recall sending it, but that he believed that it was intended to reassure Page that Trump would not be elected, not to suggest that he would do something to impact the investigation. Strzok told the OIG that he did not take any steps to try to affect the outcome of the presidential election, in either the Midyear investigation or the Russia investigation. Strzok stated that had he—or the FBI in general—actually wanted to prevent Trump from being elected, they would not have maintained the confidentiality of the investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and members of the Trump campaign in the months before the election. Page similarly stated that, although she could not speak to what Strzok meant by that text message, the FBI’s decision to keep the Russia investigation confidential before the election shows that they did not take steps to impact the outcome of the election."

Glad we cleared that up then


I want to know which Mueller lawyer. As far as I'm concerned they are all biased. It's just a matter of who gets caught.

MM do you think the PC is really at 5:30 not 5? I must go swimming and I don't want to miss it.

Poor me.

Anything discovered which confirm that Comey made the special counsel possible with his wrongdoing?


Both Page and Strzok are lying their rear ends off to keep from going to prison and having felony charges brought against for treason.
Unfortunately I fear both will skate without charges being brought against them.Strzok will be fired this week for that email.

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