Over the weekend, in an attempt to distract from an explosive release of a FISA abuse memo produced by the House Intelligence Committee that reportedly details FBI and DOJ fraud and abuse under the Obama administration, Senate Democrats decided to block a funding bill with demands to provide amnesty for illegal immigrants, causing a government shutdown.
The weekend was brutal for Senate Democrats and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, after Americans found out that they were willing to block funding for our military personnel to be paid, among other government functions, in order to protect illegal aliens.
A website called #SchumerShutdown was set up, while the same term started trending on social media. The White House voicemail started informing callers "Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today because Congressional Democrats are holding government funding—including funding for our troops and other national security priorities—hostage to an unrelated immigration debate. Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down."
The horrid optics and backlash from putting illegal immigrants above our troops and American citizens forced Senate Democrats to cave on Monday, resulting in the end of what could be one of the shortest government shut downs in recent memory. The underlying reason Senate Democrats forced the initial shutdown wasn't really about the so-called "Dreamers," but in reality was their utter panic to do anything at all to prevent the FISA abuse memo and other damaging revelations from dominating the headlines.
That too failed.
A few quick questions before getting into the newly revealed information and an update on where we stand in the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign, where Republican House members and millions of Americans want the four-page memo detailing FBI/DOJ/Obama administration abuses to be released to the general public.
How could Senate Democrats that witnessed the backlash against the NFL after President Trump called them out publicly for kneeling during the national anthem and disrespecting the American flag and our troops, think that putting illegal immigrants over Americans and our military, could in any way benefit them? How could they not see beforehand how Americans were going to react to those bad optics? Last but not least, did they really think that the President was going to allow them to hold America hostage to their desire to give amnesty to millions of illegals?
CRUCIAL COMMUNICATIONS 'LOST' BY INTEL AGENCIES UNDER OBAMA IS A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR
As ANP touched on in a Sunday article, it has been now confirmed that the FBI somehow managed to "lose" five months of communications, via text messages, between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his lover FBI agent Lisa Page. The texts have been called crucial in the ongoing investigations into political biases within the FBI and DOJ, as previous texts revealed showed the agents animus toward Donald Trump before he was election, and their pro-Hillary Clinton leanings. Prior reports show the two discussed plans to initiate the "Russia investigation" into collusion with the Trump campaign as an "insurance policy," in the event that he was victorious in the 2016 presidential election.
This has become a pattern of behavior for government agencies during the Obama era, as no less than four other instances, in critical matters pertaining to wrong-doing on the part of different agencies during Obama's term, communications have mysteriously gone "missing," or were deliberately deleted after receiving order to preserve them, even under subpoena.
Brietbart highlights each of those instances: 1) On March 4, 2015, Hillary Clinton received a subpoena to turn over all Benghazi-related emails. Three weeks later, she had 33,000 emails deleted that were on her secret home server. 2) Although former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured everyone that she handed over all work-related emails, 30 emails directly related to Benghazi were eventually recovered. 3) IRS scandal where they targeted conservative groups for political reasons, "while Congress was investigating the scandal, we learned that — oops! — 24,000 Lerner emails were “accidentally” deleted in 2014, even though congress had issued a subpoena a full nine months earlier ordering the IRS not to delete any communications." 4) A 2013 archive of Hillary’s infamous emails was lost in the mail. The archive was on a laptop and thumb drive and just … disappeared.
Now we see that after the texts where Strzok and Page spoke about a discussion in Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe's office about a "path" in regards to the 2016 presidential election to prevent Donald Trump from winning, and the subsequent texts speaking about an "insurance policy" should he win, starting a month after the election five months of texts mysteriously cannot be recovered by the FBI.
The reason these missing texts are being referred to as crucial is because Strzok played key roles in both the Hillary Clinton emails investigation, as well as subsequent predetermination of the outcome of that investigation before the investigation was even complete, evidenced by newly released texts where Strzok and Page discussed that "no charges would be brought" against Hillary Clinton.
In another exchange, the two express displeasure about the timing of Lynch’s announcement that she would defer to the FBI’s judgment on the Clinton investigation. That announcement came days after it was revealed that the attorney general and former President Bill Clinton had an impromptu meeting aboard her plane in Phoenix, though both sides said the email investigation was never discussed.
Strzok said in a July 1 text message that the timing of Lynch’s announcement “looks like hell.” And Page appears to mockingly refer to Lynch’s decision to accept the FBI’s conclusion in the case as a “real profile in courag(e) since she knows no charges will be brought.”
Days later, on July 5, Comey announced the FBI’s recommendation that no criminal charges were merited.
Strzok also played a key role in the Russia collusion probe as part of Robert Muellers special counsel team, which he was removed from after the Strzok/Page texts were brought to light. This brings us right back to the much-talked about FISA abuse memo that Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee tried to prevent from being released to the full 435 members of the House of Representatives, which kicked off the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign after members that read the memo demanded it be released to the general public.
FISA ABUSE MEMO 'NAMES NAMES'
According to House Republicans that have accessed the four-page memo from the House Intelligence Committee, the memo contains the bullet points from the evidence obtained to date, some of that ancillary evidence is listed as classified. The four-page memo itself, according to those that have seen it, includes names of relevant FBI and/or DOJ employees that used portions of the Clinton/DNC funded, Kremlin sourced, unverified Steele dossier to obtain FISA court authorization to surveil the Trump campaign team members.
At around the three minute mark in the video clip below, Rep, Gaetz from Florida, states outright that the memo "names names."
The puzzle pieces are all starting to fall into place and the key element to connect them all, appears to be the four-page Intelligence Committee memo that over two hundred members of the house have now seen. While they cannot speak to specifics until it is declassified and released to the public, we have heard a number of those who have read the document say the actions of top officials within the DOJ and FBI acted in a manner comparable to the KGB. Other statements call the information "explosive," and "shocking."
On Saturday, Rep. Matt Gaetz, told Fox News "There are four pages of a memorandum prepared by the intelligence committee that will shock the conscience of this country when it comes to the horrific abuses that occurred during the last administration and that I believe continue to pose a threat to Donald Trump’s presidency."
Other Representatives have indicated their are actionable crimes detailed in the report.
Another very interesting report indicates that according to FBI spokesman Andrew Ames the House Intelligence Committee has refused to hand over the classified memo to the FBI, stating "The FBI has requested to receive a copy of the memo in order to evaluate the information and take appropriate steps if necessary. To date, the request has been declined."
That is most likely because the members of the FBI that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been pushing to have removed, including Andrew McCabe, are still there and the House Intelligence Committee may not want to give them specific details until the general public has been informed, to prevent any more information from becoming "lost" or to mysteriously go "missing."
BOTTOM LINE - TIMELINE TELLS THE WHOLE STORYOF WHY DEMOCRATS ARE PANICKING
The timeline is extremely relevant in putting the puzzle together, as Strzok, Page and presumably McCabe (since the discussion was held in his office) discussed a "path" forward during the election cycle before the presidential election. Then Strzok and page discussed an "insurance policy" in the event that Donald Trump won the election, which was admittedly in reference to the Russia probe.
The underlying question at the time was whether the unverified Steele dossier, a product of opposition research paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, which used Russian sources, was used as the basis to obtain the FISA warrant, under false pretenses that the information they provided the FISA court was "verified."
Congress spent months demanding that information from the relevant agencies, and after threatening to hold them in contempt of Congress, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and the new FBI director Christopher Wray made an unscheduled visit to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on January 3, 2018, with reports indicating the visit was "related to a document request issued over the summer by House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes."
According to Nunes at the time "The materials we are requesting are vital to the Committee’s investigation of potential abuses into intelligence and law enforcement agencies’ handling of the Christopher Steele dossier."
By January 18, 2018, they issued their four-page memo about the FISA abuses, naming names, as well as the reportedly illegal actions taken by members of the Intelligence community under Obama, and had forced a vote to release the memo to the full House of Representatives with every single Democrat on the committee voting against letting their fellow lawmakers see the memo.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a "conspiracy theorist" to logically conclude that the reason the DOJ and the FBI did not want to turn over the documentation to the House Intelligence Committee, to the point where they attempted to get Paul Ryan to step in, which he refused to do, was to prevent the Intel Committee from putting the last of the puzzle pieces together.
The bottom line goes to former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino "My sincere apologies for the expletive but SH*T IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN. The former Obama administration’s going to have a lot of explaining to do. #Obamagate"
Below Rep Joyce says after this memo becomes public, termination should be the least of these peoples worries, stating that not only should heads roll but that people "should" be going to jail over these abuses. While Joyce has no exact timeline on when the memo will be released to the public, other reports indicate that Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes met Saturday with Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy are "are studying a never-before-used procedure," to get the memo released to the public as quickly as possible.