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"Get ready to hear the truth about America on a show. That's not immune to the facts with your host. Dan, Bongino, dbongino show producer. Joe? How are you today? Man. I'm glad to be back. And thanks everybody. For all those nice words on Twitter. Thanks. I know I saw you tweeting while he's at Joe house. One z tweeting back in the audience. Tremendous listenership even for our thanksgiving show yesterday. We were kinda surprising considering I didn't even tweet the show out audience was tremendous. So thank you yesterday. Of course, my I took me unusually long to digest my food. Even after thanksgiving. It was about seven hours later. I still felt like my stomach was completely full. I eat a lot before we get started today. Sort tweet this morning, the United States Marine corps put out a tweet some footage from their boot camp. Folks, if you're on Twitter check this thing, God bless the United States breeze. You are the baddest. Earn in the entire word starts with a and ends at I'm serious. This is the most fearsome fighting force in the history of humankind. God bless the US Beridze put out this tweet this way that is so good if we had video going on the show, which hopefully Joe, and I work, and I'm we'll get soon. You should see them in the face. And boot camp of these are. I can't even describe it screaming here. Sauce of is a greatest regret in my lifetime. I mean, it I am not kidding. Was not going in the United States Marine corps. I was out of money. I live by myself, the New York City police department called and I just needed the money. And I thought I'll go in later into reserves, they call it the golden handcuff once you get in law enforcement. It's hard to get out. You lose your benefits and everything it is the greatest regret in my lifetime. God bless you United States marines. You are just tremendous. So I just wanted to throw that random thought out today. All right. I've got a lot to get to Jim Komi has received a subpoena. Former FBI director to testify up on hill. And I've got a few pray goon tests questions for GM Colmey. I'd like to have answered so we'll get into that today. And I've got a lot of other news. All right. Today's show brought to you by our friends at talk space. Hey, you know, sometimes around the holidays, sadly can get a little lonely for people. Listen to talk to paces the online therapy community lets you message a licensed. Therapist from anywhere at any time. All you need is a computer with a good internet connection or that talk space mobile app that means you can improve your mental health. Even if you've had trouble making time for it in the past. Can't imagine fitting anything else with your life. Well, with talk space therapies is easiest sending your therapist a message get something off your chest. Whenever you need to talk about everyday challenges at work or at home or just chat about life. 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I wanted to have anybody that specializes in Trump derangement syndrome. They they may they may and some other folks may need that. So you may want to check that out. All right, folks. I got a lot going on here. All right. Let's get the Komi. I. Questions for Jim covert. So Jim Komi gets a subpoena. They need him to testify up the hill. I thought to myself this week because I've been putting together over yesterday thanksgiving as putting together to show content. I had a lot of time because we we had a semi day off yesterday. I thought what questions would be the best ones to ask Jim Komi in this subpoena question number one for Jim Komi folks when this entire investigation at that Donald Trump was going down. Remember, the obligation of the FBI is to report to congress every three months that's quarterly in a year for liberals who have a tough time doing is to report to every three months to the oversight committee assigned with overseeing these intelligence investigations sensitive investigations in the status of them. So let's be crystal clear about what we're doing. This is important stuff. So the investigation at the Trump is going on Jim commes fully aware, it starts in allegedly in the summer of two thousand sixteen I say allegedly because I. I think it started closer to spring of two thousand sixteen the FBI's official story is the summer because they don't want to acknowledge the early of spying on George popadopoulos which happened in the spring because they didn't have any evidence on popadopoulos. If I didn't explain that. Well, let me just be clear because the question doesn't make sense at least, please. So the formal opening of crossfire hurricane which is the FBI name for the formal investigation into Donald Trump's team crossfire hurricane starts in the summer of two thousand sixteen according to the FBI, the New York Times and others who've reported on it. If you've actually studied the case of read my book, you'll see that a lot of investigative activity around the Trump team does not start in the summer of two thousand sixteen ladies and gentlemen, it starts in fact in the spring of two thousand sixteen now why would the FBI the New York Times and others would be interested in you believing. It started in the summer because I think they're trying to hide these significant activity of foreign intelligence services bypassing US safeguards on spying on US citizens. In other words, the use of foreign intelligence services by the Obama administration to get around limitations. The Obama administration would have using our own intelligence services to spy on American citizens. I believe a lot of that activity started in the spring of two thousand sixteen the FBI interest right now is the high debt and the DOJ. Therefore, they say, oh, no. It didn't start till the summer. Does that make sense? Right. Yeah. That makes sense. The US government is limited is limited in what? It can do, thankfully because we're a constitutional spying on its American citizens using foreign intelligence services to do it for you would be a disturbing immoral corrupt way of getting around US law to get information. You need on US citizens. Right. That's what I think they're hiding now Jim Komi who is a has the testify every three months or is to send someone up to up to the hill. Every three months to brief congressional committees with oversight on this on sensitive intelligence matters. Right. He doesn't tell this is important. He doesn't tell the congress charged with oversight on this. He doesn't tell them about the case until March of twenty seventeen folks that's eight months after crossfire hurricanes, formerly started. And if you want my humble opinion, it's a year after the actual investigation starts because as I said, I think it started close to the spring with the use of foreign intelligence to bypass. US safeguards. Now, why would me hide it? Now. Jim commes being a fake, which is what he's good at. And he's being you know, he's a fraud. So Jim Komi tweets out. Oh, I got a subpoena to testify up on Capitol Hill. But I only want to do it in public. Well, why does he wanna public hearing Joe because he wants to say at the hearing as he has in the past multiple times. Well, I can't talk about that in open hearing and he wants to put on a show because Jim Koby's all show. He's the biggest fraud out there. He is a fraud. Jim Komi as a front. He's now interested in transparency, right? According to him. He tweets out. I got the subpoena to testify new transparency I want this an open public hearing same guy who won all multiple times has told lawmakers. Hey, I can't say that. I can't talk about that in a public hearing. And this is the same guy who's interested Joe in air quotes here transparency who hit the investigation into the Trump team from congress for eight months. Let's be absolutely clear on what happened. He was supposed to tell them every three months quarterly about sensitive investigation. He refused to do it. He hit it. What was he hiding? I'm telling you what I think he was hiding was the FBI and the intelligence community circumventing US laws and the morals and ethics of the Republic. Not the spy at its own citizens without evidence. That's what he's hiding. It's clear as day now, tragically hysterical. When asked by congresswoman at least, the phonic Republicans, upstate New York. When asked why he didn't brief congress for eight months, despite the obligation to do it every three months about the existence of said investigation into the Trump team. What does he say he says, well, I was told not to brief you because it was a sensitive investigation. The very reason that they have it briefings every three months about sensitive investigates, folks. I if you're feeling dumber listening to this. And you like, Dan surely not saying this, right? I am it goes to show you the ridiculous ity. If that's even we just made that up. This is a new Bongino as the ridiculous, the of Jim commes testimony. He's obligated every three months to testify to congress about the existence of sensitive investigations. He doesn't pre-congress about the Trump investigation for eight months, which I think is closer to a year. He's not even acknowledging all the work done before the summer of two thousand sixteen and then when asked why he didn't do it. He goes well because it was sensitive. It makes no sense. So question number one. If anyone up on the hill is listening order steps. Why did you hide it for eight months? I wanted to finish of answer why they told you it was sensitive. What about it was sensitive? What do you mean? That's not a all it was sensitive. All right sensitive. Forget it. I'm telling you, what was sensitive about it. What was sensitive about? It is they used foreign intelligence now conveniently this week, and I'll get to the other just so we're talking about the lead here or questions for Jim Komi. So you understand what we all? We're all grounded in this show. But just the follow up to question. Number one. Why did you hide it for eight months and the USA foreign intelligence to circumvent US law? Another article in fortune magazine's written from a leftist perspective, but I have this up at the show notes along with the New York Post article about commes objections the testifying there's all in the show notes today up on dot com. Please check them out. The United Kingdom and Australia's losing their minds over this show, the declassification of this material. The United Kingdom member. Trump declassifying the Pfizer and the United Kingdom. We've talked about this before the United Kingdom and Australia. You have a five is special intelligence sharing relationship with the United States have basically, according to support our begging Trump not to declassify this. Why folks this is simple? This is not a complicated case the left is trying to overly complicate it. With jargon and nonsense. Here is the lead. Here is straight up straight up front and center. The five is intelligence sharing relationship, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. We are we share intelligence at a. Different level. And let's say others. It's more friendly intimate relationship. Why because they're not considered geopolitical adversaries, and there's an interest in letting people know about common threats. Folks, the five is relationship among friendly's amongst friendly's was not designed to spy on each other. This is the scandal. Listen to me, this is important. This is the story of the decade. That was what was what was considered a friendly relationship amongst friendly countries to combat terrorism geopolitical threats and common enemies, Russian infiltration. Chinese globalist influence on the. On out in the try, and it can take control of open sea channels and things like that. It was designed the five is relationship among friendly's to combat common enemies and common threats. It was not designed as a way to use each other's intelligence agencies to spy on each other. As a way to get around your own domestic laws that you get it. Do you see why this is such a scandal? At it. Listen, I read your emails people. Love this case at some people. Sometimes say, hey, there's a lot of the stuff going on. This is the story. That the Obama administration. Understood it was limited by US law on how much spying it could do on its own citizens. So it manipulated friendly countries intelligence systems that were designed to fight back against China al-qaeda, h Huey P all of these groups, and instead of using it to fight common enemies, they use it to fight the mess thick air quotes enemies, but those enemies weren't enemies, folks, they were political opponents. That is why the United Kingdom and the Australians are fighting back so badly against that the classification because the American people are going to see an intricate detailed role of friendly countries. Five is intelligence partners who were weaponized against Obama's political opponents, not against common enemies. Now, do you understand why Jim commes fought the? Excuse me, refused to reveal the existence of this investigation. Despite is obligated to do so for eight months, and even then he only did it because the public already had head was getting feisty details. We're starting to leak out. Joe is this making sense because if it doesn't I'll be honest with you, the host of my whole entire existence of the Dan Bongino show is worthless. If this does point this is this is this is easy. This is really easy. We're good good. Yeah. We're Accu that's the whole point. We have relationships with the United Kingdom and Australia New Zealand because they're friendly's. They're they're they're capitalist countries. They're generally free markets. They share an interesting global democracy. We share trade agreements. Many we share common language in most parts of those countries. We share a common culture, we share a heritage with the United Kingdom and the British obviously. Now, it's been turned on political enemies within the United States. Now does the existence of a lot of the the snow it, listen, I'm not a fan of Snowden, but some of the stuff that got out there with the Snowden leaks is Stirrup in it's out there. Now, so bring it back. You cannot see that some of the Snowden leaks. Although I think it was handled inappropriately I want to be clear on that some of the Snowden leaks about the relationship between the United the United States and the United Kingdom's intelligence services are troubling. There's a leak about the HQ the British equivalent of the NSA and an arrangement we had with the United States and the NSA and the Obama administration here where money's were exchanged to support their program their intelligence gathering program, and there's a suggestion there amongst British officials that received the money from the United States that Joe they had to produce something for the money. Well, what did they produce political intelligence? I thought the idea was. To fight geopolitical enemies and threats not to fight Obama's political. Opponents. Do you understand? This is the story. This is the whole story. Listen, it's black Friday, and I'm a capitalist. But I don't mean this in any consumerist kind of capitalist sense. I'm asking you. Please my audience if you have not picked up my book yet. I listen, I don't make more than a couple pucks per I promise, you know, this is not my source of income, especially I have to co-authors, and it's got to be split six different ways from Sunday. I'm just humbly ask you what has black Friday, please pick up my book on Abbas on or Barnes and noble or at a bookstore. Spy gate. By me, Denise McAllister map Palumbo. Please read the book. You I promise you won't be able to put it down. Just read the reviews. This is all explained in there, how there was a common interest by perceived friendly intelligence partners in shutting down Donald Trump, and Barack Obama's political opponents not for criminal reasons or for terrorist reasons, but because of the fact that people in the five is relationship just didn't like the politics of Donald Trump. The we. Thanks to five guys. That five. He's there was just read some of the public pronouncements by UK political people before the election. It is clear as day. What happened? They just didn't like Donald Trump's politics. Question. Number one. Why did you hide it for eight months? I think the answer is becoming clear question. Number two for Jim Komi. If Hillary Clinton Email Barack Obama from overseas, which we now know using her private Email account. Why did you not subpoena or ask questions of the White House or Barack Obama himself? I mean, you've clearly said over and over Joe, the Democrats the liberals, you know, a lot of the rhino Republicans going after Trump and everyone else in there right in this respect that the president isn't above the law. He's not the president is not above the law. The constitution provides a means to get rid of a president. It's called impeachment. It's clearly delineated how it happens in the constitution. Nope. No one's above the law in the United States. We don't have a monarch. But what's fascinating, Joe is this is why bring this up for questions to Jim Komi? Did Hillary Email Barack Obama how many times, and why didn't you interview Barack Obama? Why does this matter folks because the July fifth Jim Kobe press conference where he simultaneously lays out the case against Hillary Clinton? And then dismisses it knee exact same speech. Remember that the July fifth, presto, Hillary did this this this this and this, but we're going to give her a pass because no prosecutor would prosecute this case. Wait, what what what are you talking about? Of course, they would. In that speech. There are multiple versions of the speech. The final speech he gives on July fifth includes no reference whatsoever to Barack Obama's emails from Hillary Clinton. Why Jim why does your Jim call me? Why did you pull that out of the speech? The first version of the speech has a reference to Hillary Clinton emailing Barack Obama from a foreign adversaries territory widely believed to be Russia. Meaning this. While Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general for a time targeted. Mike Flynn for saying that, hey, listen his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Don't exactly marry up to the transcripts. We have because we spied on him and unmasked him. Therefore, he could be potentially bribe that was the case against national security advisor at the time. Mike Flynn appointed one. For you had to step aside. Remember, Joe Sally Yates, walks into the whitest said well, Mike Flynn's not telling the truth about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Therefore, he could potentially be bribed by the Russians. Who know what the conversation was right? You know, what's fascinating about that same logic. It was never ever applied to Hillary Clinton. If Hillary Clinton Email Barack Obama from a private Email account from Russian territory the Russians listen to me. Absolutely. No, both Hillary Clinton had a private Email, and Barack Obama lied about it because Barack Obama and his team remember the emails from the Clinton team Obama says on a national TV. And if you say I learned about this from the press Hillary's emails and with the Hillary Clinton emails are leaked out and a team. They're emailing each other at the Cheryl mills emails Podesta and says something to the effect of according to the reports that says, hey, we got to clean this up clean. What up what they had to clean up? Is Hillary emailed Obama from the private Email accounts? There's no way Obama didn't know Hillary had a private Email. No way, folks. There is no way someone at waka. The White House communications ain't your someone who had Brock Obama's blackberry. This is not a normal, blackberry or Email device. The device would be filtered. So Barack Obama's not getting spam emails Trojan, emails and other stuff. Do you want this this this is going to be complicated for second? But Joe stop me because this has gotta make he'll do I'm using my prior experience to tell you. Okay. The president of the United States, whatever device he decides to us is going to have the highest tech filters known to man to filter out all kinds of Trojan attacks Email spam ways to penetrate is the vice to get his information Ye would Hillary Clinton's private E mail private. She did not have a government Email would have had to been in some kind of a white list. Do you get that? Listen to me, meaning somebody at the White House new Hillary had a private Email to make it an AO K Email too. So we could pass through the filters to get to Barack Obama. This is never talked about ever someone out there. Whether it's well, maybe the tree house guys brought up a conservative tree skies. Brian Brian guy does the stealth Jeff stuff whoever you guys are out there. There's a lot of Jeff kalson. There's a lot of entrepreneurial feisty young investigators out there. I don't know if they're young. I never met him. Maybe that doesn't matter. Good go out there and find this. If some of you may have written about it already. There is got to be a white list. You know, a blacklist these emails are not allowed abrupt Obama's the vice right? Porn gambling stuff spam in Russian Trojan stuff. She had to get the a, okay if she emailed Obama from Russian territory, it's clear as day that the Russians probably have those emails. Now, you wanna talk about the ability to be bribed. Obama lied about it no thing if I now if he didn't know his administration and people behind the scene certainly knew because they had a white list that folks the line to circle back as question number two. Did Hillary Email Obama? Why was it removed? The first draft said Hillary emailed Obama from a foreign adversary. The second Email the second version of the July fifth speech said that she emailed a quote senior government official. The third draft that finally made it onto TV made no reference at all of that. Why? I'm going to tell you why right now somebody got to Comi and someone else and told them this severity of what was going on, ladies and gentlemen, number one the white list number two the potential for blackmail, somebody in the Obama administration who's claiming they had no knowledge whatsoever. Until the media ports came out about Hillary's, Email is lying. Remember that duck tales episode where they get the harp. You're li- like I used to watch. Duck tales when I was a kid. I know aging myself a little bit here for some of your duck tells I was a cartoon, but. Daffy duck. It is grits. Scrooge mcduck. Yeah. Scrooge. That was member this when no where's that three dog night play that again one more time core? Somebody's lying. Commes lying either about not knowing commes lying about the reasons he took it out Obama's team has to be lying about the knowledge Hillary's Email and the potential for the Russians having sensitive emails is very real. It's gyp Komi ever gonna fess up to you understand. How important his show is folks the questions for Jim Komi Komi is the linchpin this whole thing. I know why you hit it. You hate it. Because you used friendly's the spy on Americans that Hillary Email Obama the answer is yes where from Russia. Well, Jim don't you think that created bribery material the same case you guys used against Mike Flynn? Oh, and by the way, how does that explain away Obama's blackberry and a white list? How did Hillary's private E mail get through? Ooh. Now, you see why Komi wants it all out in public for transparency? Because what does he want to say to Joe his answers to questions one or two? We're going to be I can't talk about that with the cameras on. Phony big phony. It's why the UK in Australia's are in a paddock right now. This supposed to be our friends. They didn't do anything wrong. I thought the right member they tax against Trump. What are you worried about the Russian collusion probe? Joe do didn't do anything wrong with the Democrats say Trump all the time. What are you worried about? You. Don't do anything wrong writes, what's the problem? Whatever you listen. I love our friends, the citizens of the United Kingdom and Australia. I traveled to a stray. It was awesome. I had the best time ever bond, I beach. It was great. I went to camp Beira ever. I went all over the place. It is a beautiful place. I don't take this as a knock on your country at all it's not they're just like in the United States. There was a select cabal of idiots at the top who made really bad decisions in our name and us as citizens have the right to ask the darn questions that get the answers both here in the United States and over there too. Don't they were supposed to be friends? Not political opposition research tools. And if the Trump administration did the same thing, you're darn right? I call it out to nothing frightens me more than police. They power I told you the story at thousand times when you are a member of the state when you are a law enforcement official like I was at the state and federal level is a secret service, and you put the handcuffs on someone and you change their whole life, and you watch their kids crying and wife knows their life is over. I don't care how bad they are. If you have an ounce, of empathy in your heart. You feel I was watching live PD this weekend and these two cops in South Carolina. They pull over this guy that I love that show PD, so great they pull over the sky. He's got packets a SOX and lotions. He it's pretty clear from the thing that there's at least the the hint that he may have stolen them. So what does the cop? Do he goes back to the Walgreens that it was stolen pays for the items? And brings it back then gives it to them and says, hey, I know times are rough go this is this is what our law enforcement do. Now, you see why defend these guys and ladies because they're good people. This system was corrupted when you put the handcuffs on someone and you change your retire life forever. Sometimes it's not the most rewarding feeling in the world. Yes, sir. Getting bad guys off the street. It's absolutely necessary. But if you have a heart, folks. Put knows bracelets on someone and watching their kids, and their wives and everything especially when it's a non violent crime is tough mid a PS show. Mid a show. Go all listen. The law matters. I'm a law and order guy. But I'm not going to smoke you up and play. Clint Eastwood unforgiven I'm here for you. Will you money? I'm not I was just the guy, and I was young kid when I had to do it, and it hurts sometimes now, you see what bothers me about this case, the massive power the federal government to destroy your life, not alter it destroy. It was turned not against the bad guy. But it gets a presidential candidate. Did nothing wrong. And we're all supposed to sit back and pretend none of this happen. Listen to Jim Komi too big phony O'Donovan up, and it's all good just give us a break. Jim with the crap with the boy scout nonsense cut the crap. It's sickening. All right question number three, and I'll get to the answering the Saint. But this is important just the reader question of a one. Why do you hide it for eight months? I think we know now foreign intelligence question number two did Hillary Email Obama he did Obama's at a lot of trouble. So is the steam what about the white list question? Number three. Why did you only tell Trump when you briefed them about the dossier about the? Sordid sexual allegations. In there. Is important. Dear Jim, we started. Dear Jim thing onto us to it or something do that. Start a hashtag, please. If someone else we have a very large audience, thanks to you. Someone started. Dear Jim hash tag on Twitter and list out these questions and put because. Because. 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So as to questions actually to ask why hold the briefing number one? And secondly. Why leave out the collusion stuff? I will answer those questions for you now, hashtag, dear Jim. So why would you hold that briefing? Well, ladies and gentlemen, the dossier was garbage the dossier still garbage. It is a series of nonsensical collusion allegations drafted up by Hillary Clinton's paid position researchers that made its way into a Pfizer court that we know if the points, not stipulated by the left you guys are living in a fairytale. Okay. Points should be stipulated. This point the dossier is fake. It's a fraud. It's it's phony it's made up so. Why brief him on it? Ladies and gentlemen, the media knows at this point that the dossier. Can't be verified yet. The media is desperate to get these charges out into the public about Russian collusion. You know, it's the the the sorted stuff. The triple X details of the dossier that are fake as well. They want those out there to embarrass Trump. But those details are really just they understand that they're not going to be politically damaging over in the long run for a couple of reasons. Number one. Nobody they'd already tried this tactic against Trump that he was a playboy or something it didn't work. And Secondly, they were so ridiculous. That people probably just wrote them off as being nonsense, which is what they were. So let's be clear that that's he has two components. The triple x. And the Russian collusion. Stop right. The triple X stuff again, they want out just to make them look stupid. But they know it's not going to damage him politically because they've tried this. They desperately the media and their liberal buddies need, the collusion stuff to seep its way into the media narrative. So what so what so they can get a special counsel appointed to investigate Trump to keep the attention off of their work with the United Kingdom intelligence to spy on members of the Trump team and using our courts to do it follow me. This is important. They need the collusion narrative in the media to get Bob Muller in there to make sure the spy gate scandals never exposed and Trump continues to get investigated endlessly for things he didn't do, but they can only do it. If the collusion narrative makes its way into the media, Joe, why can't the media report on the collusion? Aravinda dossier. Can I ask you to speculate? Why couldn't they do it? Well, there's no collusion because there's there's no. As Joe says all the time on the show sooner or later, you had to produce a Russian Koluder. They couldn't find anyone there's no collusion. Now. I am no fan of the media. But the media had a really difficult time. It's printing these allegations without a scintilla of evidence a shred of evidence any of it was true. So conveniently right around this time Clapper, Jim Clapper. Obama intelligence official read it on this whole program tells Jim Komi we know this now to go and brief the president about the dossier. Now, what becomes the media story forgetting these collusion narrative out there to use it to get a special counsel? Joe the story becomes well. Even though the dossier may not be verified Trump was briefed on it. So talk about the dossier. This, ladies and gentlemen, I don't respect these people, but their political strategically is so devious you have to look on in some kind of odd time at how devious and disturbed. These people are. I make an allegation against show that he's a space alien I needed in the press only to humiliate Joe because he's running for office. I have no evidence show is a space alien. So I put together a dossier about Jopi in a space alien, which is totally made up. I then get a meeting with the president to brief the president about the existence of space aliens like Joe and the story in the media becomes that. There was a briefing about space aliens. And Joe Armacost was mentioned everybody in the public start saying, wait, what Armacost the space alien, folks? Please tell me you get this. This was strategically horrendous atrocious pathetic. But genius at the same time. We get it. We got it. We got it. Maybe could leave right after that time. Jim Clapper has a meeting and brief and brief CNN on this. We, you know, we now know this through some public testimony, which include per changed. The story Clapper said I never told anybody. About this. So envision what could have happened here. Clapper tells Komi go brief them on the dossier, keeping my I haven't got to the collusion versus at triple X stuff yet. I'm just talking about the briefing in general. Clapper hate tells Komi go brief him on the existence of the dossier. The media's then going to run with the briefing story about the dossier to get the dossier in the public domain. We will then use the ridiculous accusations in the dossier to push for a special counsel to get Trump investigated for the collusion in the dossier that never happened. Credible. It's incredible. It's so it credible. What they did so incredibly stupid and horrible. But it's not stupid actually, the genius of it is real because the plot is working. They have a witch hunt at still going on at the collusion. It ever happen. Clapper, then brief someone at CNN about the briefing and the story gets filters out into the mainstream media bun. Here's the problem. They cannot brief Trump in the briefing Komi that is about the collusion stuff. Why? Because they don't want the Trump team answering f- asking them questions about their investigation into the Trump team about a crime that never happened. You you you dig? They don't want. Anybody to know the details of what they did. It's not a real investigation. Folks is this nab explain back to question one. Why Komi hit it free month's devious? They don't wave. Yes. They don't want Trump to know about the five is arrangement the use of foreign Intel to circumvent our laws. They don't want them to know about the fate collusion charges that the FBI is based its entire case. Remember, the number two at the FBI, Andrew McCabe. According to multiple reports told congressional investigators that without the fate collusion charges in the dossier. There would be no investigation at the Trump. Right. They have to huge problems. If Jim Komi tells Trump about the second portion of the dossier, which is the collusion tale. Tell them about the triple X stuff. That way we can say we didn't get it into the media. But don't dare tell him about the collusion one because there's no collusion too because they cannot cannot possibly reveal their USA foreign intelligence and three because their whole case is based on the dossier, collusion stuff that's fake. They don't want Trump asking any questions at all. Because Trump knows there's no collusion between Trump and Russia why because he's Trump. He's one half of the Trump Russia collusion. Very tale. If you colluded he would know. He didn't. You see the genius in this. You see the genius in this sick perverse genius in this. Final question people keep telling you for Komi that people keep telling you in the liberal media and liberal activists communities that there was the I report that came out about crossfire, hurricane the Hillary Email scandal actually about the Hillary Email scandal specifically. Liberals keep saying there was no evidence of that inspector general reports the government is internal affairs unit that there was political influence in the in the case to investigate Hillary Clinton. Folks that is categorically false that is not true. That is not what the report said. The report clearly indicates at the end of the geez report and the FBI's malfeasance into the Hillary Email Vesta Gatien that they could not rule out political bias in choosing to investigate Trump for fake, collusion and sidelining the Hillary Email investigation. Let me be crystal clear on this again for those liberals in the listening audience that are confused because I get your emails you're attacking because that's fine Email the west why put my Email out there. I read them. Even respond to you. That is not what the report says you can read it yourself. The report end saying that the inspector general determined that. They could not rule out political bias for the FBI's decision to do a u-turn away from Hillary's Email malfeasance, Barack Obama Email from Hillary and all this other stuff sidelining that and in doing a u-turn in choosing to investigate Donald Trump for Russian collusion. It never happened. They said they could not rule that out. In other words, the FBI may have made a political decision to protect Hillary and protect Obama. That's why put this question lasts. If you see the understand questions one through four question. Five makes sense. Now, the inspector general clearly said they could not rule out a being a political decision. Not a law enforcement one to scrap the Hillary investigation and turn around and investigate Trump for collusion. No one could prove even happen. So my question for Jim Kobe. Why did you is the director of the FBI prioritize crossfire hurricane or the investigation over Donald Trump? Donald Trump see without any evidence that this stuff actually happened and sideline the Hillary Email investigation despite Joseph hard evidence that the Hillary Email investigation was deeper and more widespread than anyone even knew why they still can't give us an answer to that make him answer to this internal affairs report. This I g report from Horowitz stop believing the liberal media hype. The media's lost folks they were propaganda arm for the Democrats scrap them, ignore them. You will do yourself the greatest favor learning to filter out media nonsense. You wanna watch your local news knock yourself out. Traffic stuff. Your local kids school crime in the area, the national NBC CBS ABC. CNN MSNBC. It is all garbage. Listen, I have done commentary at other networks, I'm telling you. Now, here's the difference between FOX in them. Fox has actual liberals on their news programming. Believe me I've been in green rooms, they're real liberals. They're not fakes. Love it or hate it. Sometimes it bothers you. I read your emails. I don't like this person on FOX at least FOX has the cojones as to put an alternate view on. You go to CNN and MSNBC the conservatives they have there are total fakes their anti Trump, liberals and Avar. Oh, David Gergen. He's already conservatives. Jennifer rubin. He's these are liberal more liberal than liberals. The media is lost learn to filter out the nonsense, and you will save yourself a bunch of hardy. Okay. I got a couple more things to get their spend a little more time on that than I planned. But it's worth it as good co-. The Komi questions are worth it. Member hashtag. Dear Jim, if you guys wouldn't mind ladies out there and Twitter if you could send them the gym Komi. I would really appreciate I can't he blocked me. So I am. He did he's on he knows. We're onto his game. All right. Finally today's show. This is a really good sponsor. We just got our cards from them. And they're really great. 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I encourage you to spread it around as a warning of what's ahead. Now to purchase a firearm and New York, these lawmakers want you to to surrender Joe three years of your internet, search history and social media history. They wanna look for they. I mean is this not. You know, what I mean I used to love Pink Floyd till I found out the Roger waters is a rabid anti Semite. Now, I can't stand them anymore every but it reminds me of if you don't teach them eat. You can't have any pudding. How can you have any thing? If you don't teach this is like police they garbage on steroids. This is a business real. There's not a joke. They want you. Now, it's not law yet. I doubt this will pass. But the fact that it's even being trial balloon in coastal states. And this is always my argument, by the way for fighting back and some of these liberal states because they trial balloon stuff they wanna take national. They want you to turn over three years of your search history and your social media to be able to buy a firearm. I just want to put that out there as an example, again, a far-left liberal absurdity. Now, it's not good enough to use foreign partners to spy on people manipulate the FIS accords aspire people take away their gun rights. They now want your social media history your search history. I mean, this is just insane it the proposal is so bizarre. And it speaks again. To what I told you before about the liberal use of discretionary government too, slowly whittle away, the the idea of negative liberties by the government and to make them negative liberties by you in other words, the Bill of rights, protect you against what the government can't do to you. They want to turn that around and make it. So that things to make it. They give liberties few things you can't do against the government. The their view against the government. In other words, you're not going to be able to get to purchase a firearm. Now, unless you do this knowing full well people aren't going to turn over three years of their search history. I mean, he listed people, you know, that you don't have to be a criminal to search some questionable stuff. I mean, I'm just saying I'm not saying I'm just saying you ask people. Hey, if you ever searched an inappropriate term it. No, not me on me. Ooh. Turn out. Now, I've always made this argument before in the past that the difference between freedom loving countries protected by constitutions, and a limited government and places like North Korea, and Cuba is the wall between the personal self and the public self don't ever forget this distinction. I've always I always think of easy ways in analogies to explain stuff. Do you understand what you go to these totalitarian countries? Some of them I've traveled to is a secret service agent there, you can sense among the people. There is no distinction between the personal public self. In other words, they understand everything they do is in the public domain. People are watching their search history. People are watching their purchases online, people are neighbors are reporting to the government about you know. Behavior. They may they may think is against the government or whatever against the policy. I'm telling you, you can censor for those of you who are listening who are foreign travelers. You know what I'm talking about? You go to these countries. And there's a sense amongst the population. This sh-. Compete listening. You know, it those of you travel. No exactly what I'm talking about. They say that because they know nothing is private I guess that's a better way to say in the United States, at least up to this point. We don't have that. We have this feeling that there is a personal self. Listen, not everything we do at home online is the most morally upstanding criminal. I'm not suggesting that I'm just saying some of it folks, let's be candid with a BS show that everything's pretty all the time personal selves, not always pretty roll centers. People do stuff, you know, they regret it later. It's not necessarily criminal. But it's not the thing. You went out in the public. Folks, we're slowly approaching society now where that's gone. No, I'm serious the government through the use of collection of meta data, Pfizer courts, foreign intelligence and spying. You see how this all ties together? We're getting to the point now folks where the distinctions between the private and the public self are all whittled away. Now, the shadow knows shadow. That's right. That's good. I actually got it. Right. For typically joke goes right of my head. The shadow does know. Yes, sir. They know they know just about everything or they can get their hands on it. That's why this New York state proposed gun law thing is so dangerous. What they really want is not the stop you from getting a firearm. Yeah. I mean, they do. But they what they really want is to get you to turn over all this information. Yeah. Firearm stuff is secondary. This is going to happen in the future. Guillano job interviews for the federal government. You're gonna have to turn over fifteen years of your social media history. Whatever it is. Folks, be wary. You know, your personal self ends when you garage door or your front door opens, and you walk outside you do things different right? You were in your house sitter. Oh, you pick your nose or whatever I'm trying not to be this other things it could be more gross. But whatever you do things at home. You don't do in public. What if that garage doors open all the time? Listen to me. That's what liberals one. That's why this war on Facebook this New York state proposed gun law. This pfizer. Abused spy gay case, the foreign intelligence. That's why this bothers me so much. New story out today in the Wall Street Journal, how liberals are now pushing back against Facebook liberals, they want Facebook to agree to some independent board to sanction content, folks. I've warned you over and over and over about this. You are getting played if you believe government regulation of social media entities. You are getting played for a sucker. If you believe this is not gonna blow up in your face. They are egging on conservatives by deleting. Facebook pages, deleting Twitter accounts, ultimately praying that you push for government. Regulation of social media companies. Why do you think the primary people up on the hill pushing for this? Mark Warner democrat and others are liberals because they are desperate for the day for an independent board of government bureaucrats and regulators to be able to wipe your Facebook and Twitter clean off the face of the earth with no legal remedy whatsoever. For you to pursue it. And to turn all of it over to the government on demand. They are begging for you to join this fight. So be clear. The only reason I'm bringing this up in relation to the whole show today. It's been about the division between the private and the public self that is disappearing the questions for Jim Komi, the New York state gun law. And this Facebook story, I saw Facebook is now potentially open to the idea, according to some people in this report of having some independent counsel be responsible for like, judging what content shouldn't shouldn't be allowed in platform. Do you actually believe that that independent board is going to benefit conservatives? It's going to be an excuse a legal remedy for Facebook and Twitter to wipe you off the face of the earth. Now, I understand your counterargument. Many of you were saying right now Joe shaking his head. I think he gets ruined goes they're already doing it to us, Dan. They are ladies and gentlemen. The world is a crappy imperfect place at times, but you live in the greatest country in it. You at least have remedies now. You have remedies. Now, you have social pressure. You have boycotts against Twitter. One going on right now. I'm not at liberty to talk about. But it's doing very real damage to Twitter. There will be an alternative it will appear. It requires patience. Conservatives have never been the easy way out types clamoring for government regulation and government boards to regulate content. How you think that's the answer is so perplexing to me. I can't understand how conservatives and libertarians lost this argument to people out there. It is a disaster. I get it. They're going after us. Now, they go after me again. I can't run ads on Twitter. We were banned. We still haven't been given an excuse. I get it. I've been a victim of it. Facebook was label in our stuff spam? I can't stand these platforms. But I'm telling you an alternative is going to emerge. We have social pressure. Now, we've already had a few accounts restated on Twitter people who are kicked off. I saw what happened to Laura Luma. She got kicked off. What's happening? You're seeing on Twitter a bunch of pressure building. Please please don't seek the easy way out. Once you get this independent board to sanction content. It is going to be a direct attack against freedom. Liberty and conservative ideas and personal and public self will disappear as their port is used for more of a reason to collect an aggregate data on American citizens. Please, please. Don't fall prey to that. All right, folks that had a lot to get to them. Really sorry. But I got some more stories I want to get to on Monday that a really really good night and courage. You Joe wants me to do more of this teasing a future shows because he's radio professional, and I'm not and it happens all the time. But no, it isn't putting this case. It's important. I know I forget a lot. I have a couple of really good stories about how the left to become nothing, but liars agitators how conclusive facts out about two issues that they're lying about to the public to agitate. I wanna get to that. I also want to get to another important story on Monday about the small town renaissance that has a lot to do with Amazon and internet shopping, but but but why this renaissance and small town America, which was collapsing for a long time. The industrialization and other things why this is huge for the Trump revolution Republican party. It's maybe one of the more important stories. I've talked about politically speaking in a while. I'm gonna get to that on Monday a sincere. Thank you for. Great week of listens. We had an unbelievable number of downloads on thanksgiving. Yeah. Means the world to me happy thanksgiving to you and your families. Thank you so much, please subscribe to the show. It's free helps us move up the charts on I tunes iheart. 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"Get ready to hear the truth about America on a show. That's not immune to the facts with your host. Dan Bongino, have no fear. We will be covering the Muller press conference about the happen in a few minutes. Don't you worry? We will cover it on the show. Don't ask how we do it. It is the magic of the Dan Bongino production. We will be covering all report. Baller speaks do not go anywhere. I've got a lot of news to cover you. Welcome to the Dan Bongino show today, producer Joe. How are you today? I'm doing well ready for check full show, Dan. Oh, yes. We will make this happen because I recording schedules usually ten o'clock to eleven o'clock eastern. But don't you worry, I've got you covered even if the show comes out a few minutes late today, we will have coverage that I also have to cover Jim commes ridiculous absurd. Outrageous, cover your butt op Ed yesterday and a couple of other stories that happened at a news. So no time to waste. Let's get right to today's show. 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Jim comes out yesterday, writes a absurd ridiculous op Ed in the Washington Post entitled, no treason, no coup, just lies and dumb lies at that fascinating coming from potentially the dumbest man in this entire scandal. Hapless lion. Jim Thome now. What's going on with this? I am going gonna win nyah late and decimate, this ridiculous op Ed piece by piece I have six particular snippets. I'm going to break down that is going to give you an overarching view of how awful of a person and a human being Jim Komi is, and how he can never tell the truth is incapable of honesty, this hack Tim me. Okay. Why I why? Now, why am I going to cover it? I'm gonna cover it because his news. Why did Jim call me right? The opinion piece in the Washington Post that came out last night. I think the answer's obvious if you've been following this case, Donald Trump gave the. Attorney general a declassification authority on Friday. It is now Wednesday of the following week Jim Komi probably realizes all of the backchannel stuff, he's been doing the use of a discredited spy verifying unverified information. Lying aggressive tactics against political campaigns, the use of human spies and signals intelligence notice, humint say that these tactics were clearly unethical immoral and potentially illegal, and he's about to get caught period. That is the only reason combs write in this op Ed, he is trying to get out ahead of the story to. C H A not CYA cover his. Well cars. Yes. Yes. Right. Are that's right. The Scotus version of you get it. I think maybe somebody then let's go to screen shot. Number one from this ridiculous. Washington Post piece by Jim Komi and point out just so we're clear. What I'm gonna do in these six screen shots. I'm going to point out the lies that Komi noser lies that he's trying to cover in spin. Okay. Screen shot. Number one from the piece. This is an important one. He says Russian gauged in a massive effort to in fear interfere in the two thousand sixteen president presidential election near as I can tell there is only one US leader is still denies this fact. Okay, fine. Russia's our enemy not no big secret there. That's not the interesting part. Here's where it gets fascinating. Komi writes, the FBI saw the attacks starting in mid June twenty sixteen with the first dumping of stolen emails in late July. When we were hard at work trying to under skin. Understand the scope of the effort. We learn listen. Listen to Comi the slime ball, we learned that one of Trump's foreign policy advisers. He's talking about popadopoulos knew about the Russian effort six weeks before we did that is a lie. That is not true. What is he referencing? He is referencing. George popadopoulos is meeting with Josef Mifsud, the Maltese professor in April where myth sued this Maltese, professor allegedly tells popadopoulos about Russian dirt on Hillary. What's the problem with that writing that piece of writing Komi did in the Washington Post? Komi sang two different things. Follow me folks. Joe I need you. Here's the audience on button for for that, follow me. Mifsud allegedly told popadopoulos about the Russians having dirt on Hillary. I e Hillary's emails, but that was not the Russian effort. What was later uncovered and believed to have been a by many, but I'm still skeptical about some of these games. The Russian effort was the Russian effort to hack the DNC not Hillary. Okay. Remember it was the D N C emails that were released by WikiLeaks, not Hillary. So call me does this slight. Hey, can you put that back up again? Is that possible and scream? They want to watch YouTube dot com slash punchy. And if you wanna watch it home notice what he does here. He does a quick sleight of hand, and he says that popadopoulos new he said, we learn one of his par foreign policy advice talking about George George popadopoulos knew about the Russian effort, he did not know about the Russian effort, because the Russian effort, according to Comi was to release the DNC emails. But that's not what myth sued told popadopoulos ten four, he didn't say anything about the DNC emails do. Komi doesn't know this laid off and gentlemen. Listen, I'm always deeply honored that you listen to my show. I mean that passionately from the bottom of my heart, you made my life so rewarding and enriching, but I'm I am not the guy with the highest. I q in this. I'm not the best investigator in the world. I don't pretend to be, I'm good investigator, and I do a lot of reading, and I enjoy, what I do as Joe knows. I don't pretend to be the smartest the quickest or the wittiest guy in this. I say that not the put myself down and be ridiculous. But do you think I know that, that Jim Komi is Jim Komi doesn't that the Russian effort was to release the DNC emails, not the Hillary ones that were allegedly said the popadopoulos? Of course, he knows that he's lying to make George popadopoulos look like a more significant figure than he was popadopoulos knew about the Russian effort, what Russian effort the wants to hack the DNC emails yet, but that's not what popadopoulos knew about. He allegedly knew about Hillary information. The Russians had, that's not the DNC scam or the Russian ever. Oh. Oh. Shucks, dard. Gummy again. Do you think I get? I'm not putting myself down to be funny or silly. Oh, dude. Or did you like a humble brag, I'm just telling you, I like my homework. I do my homework. But this is not difficult to figure out what comb he's doing. He wants you to believe George popadopoulos knew about this scheme when he didn't so that the targeting of popadopoulos by Komi looks legitimate. That's why this guy is such a sleaze ball. He is so sleazy people. We have to stay away from the ad hominids. You know what you do that? I'm sorry. I'm pissed off at this guy. I'm sorry, folks, but I'm not going to stay away from any of these attacks on these people because they attack us at all times. Look at coma, look at the title of the piece dome lies at that lies. You're the dummy not us because you lie. And you think we're not going to catch you in your lies. It gets better. I've got five more of these. Here's screen shot. Number two, from his absurd opinion piece. Notice the lie here. So the first lies about the Russian effort and popadopoulos they're not the same thing about, but I was Newburgh Hillary's emails, Komi goes on in April of two thousand sixteen that adviser again, talking about popadopoulos talk to a Russian agent in London, this, he screws up his own story here, and he learned that the Russians had obtained dirt on Hillary Clinton in the form of thousands of emails, and that the Russians could assist the Trump campaign to the amount of myst- release of information, damaging to Clinton. May go back to this or second. So hold on. The big lioness. He just told us in the paragraph before about how they knew about the Russian effort to Russia effort was not Hillary Clinton's emails. It was the DNC emails, those are two distinct separate things. Komi is inflating, the presence of George popadopoulos in the scheme to make the spying on of George popadopoulos and his entrapment seem legit. But that's not the takeaway from section to hear the section to takeaway of this op. It is the first line in that where he mentioned that popadopoulos talked to a Russian agent in London. Whatever it is that who is he talking about? He's talking about Joseph myth sued, the Maltese professor, ladies and gentlemen. There is no evidence that this guy was a Russian agent, Komi knows this commes team. Listen to me to debunk this guy and destroy his credibility permanently because he is a liar and a disgraceful one at that. The FBI interviewed myth sued in February of twenty seventeen nearly a year after this meeting between MS sued the alleged, Russian agent, according to hack Komi and popadopoulos. If he's a Russian agent, why did you let him go? Why is he in pictures all over the internet for anyone to see miss sued that is in pictures with western intelligence assets? In other words, western friendly intelligence agencies right, people from the United Kingdom, people from Italy, countries friendly to the United States theory intelligence assets. If this guy's a Russian agent. Why didn't you warn them? Why did you allow him back in the country in February twenty seventeen interview? Why did you let him leave? Because folks for the thousandth time on this show, myths sued is not a Russian agent. Komi knows this again. I am not the smartest wittiest guy running this. There are a lot of brilliant people I do my homework. I know this, I assure you with absolute certainty. That Tim Komi knows. That's a lie. He wrote about in the first paragraph, there popadopoulos is effort to assist the Russian effort, even know that had nothing to do with Hillary's emails to inflate the importance of popadopoulos. In the second thing he won in the second paragraph there. He wants to inflate the role of myth, sued because Masud was part of the entrapment scheme to entrap. Plus, he was working with friendly's to entrap popadopoulos Komi doesn't want any part of that. So what does he do? He lies again, which is what Komi does over and over almost in like a sociopathic fashion. Yeah. You think miss cert believes of Comi believes who sits Russian, Asian comas, buddy is Bob Muller. Even Bob Muller in the mullahs report nowhere. In his report does he claim the Russian agent nowhere. He says, miss Sudas Russian connections. But he never makes that criminal or claims he's an agent of Russia anywhere. But Komi knows that. No, he doesn't know that he is a liar. Can you put up that second one again? I'm sorry. I don't mean to keep going back to drive in my just Dan. We're good. We're with you so far. Okay. All right. But this last line is important, too. Of course nobody from the Trump campaign told us this, or about the Russian approaches we had to learn it months after the fact from an allied ambassador that is false too. Nobody on the Trump campaign told Jim comb, yours FBI about the Russian dirt on Hillary. Comment. Because popadopoulos didn't tell anybody about it. Other than this Greek this Greek politician. He didn't tell anybody on the Trump campaign. The Trump campaign didn't know. And MS, sir Denys even saying this, so you wanted popadopoulos, by the way, popadopoulos makes crystal clear that he told the FBI about Downer that he thought down or spying on them, so you want the Trump campaign to notify you about information. They didn't have just so we're clear Jim because you think we're idiots. This one other line at the end of that that's important at the end of the second piece here. We had to learn months after the fact from an allied ambassador. He's talking about Alexander Downer. Who meets with two weeks later with popadopoulos after that Masud Russian dirt allegation. The, the conversation to happen writing that is not true. Either. Both Downer in popadopoulos, both deny that Russian dirt on Hillary was not mentioned that, that meeting. Do you understand? Komi is incapable of honesty on this case. He is being so incredibly dishonest that I'm telling you, it's almost sociopathic that he will not just come out and state, the obvious. I lied. I got caught. We made a mistake just even call rove who is definitely a moderate, Republican Bush guy. Call rove came out on FOX. I just don't get it just admit you screwed. This thing up man. Okay. Number three. The I'm telling you the life sat Mitchell Pola last night with my wife not kidding going through this reading this just stunned at the unbelievable dishonesty, this stun. All right. Put their bang-up please. All right photo. Three we. Did we take them down on me as a writer them about the talk about this? Well, we try to talk about okay? He goes on. But when we finally learned of it in late, July, he's talking about the fate rushing dirt stuff. What should the F B I have done? Okay. Stop right there. What should the? F B I've done. Maybe what they did with Senator democrat, Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, when they found out an actual Chinese spy was on their staff, Joe. Yeah. You know what they did? Get ready. Joe this shocker they briefed the staff that there was trouble. Hey, this guy may be a spy for China and you know what they did they investigated the spy day, didn't get a Pfizer more on Dianne Feinstein or. Thank you. Finally, the studio audience even gets. Yeah. So let me get restrain Dianne Feinstein has an actual spy on her staff. There's no Pfizer Warren on Dianne Feinstein or her team. But they do what they should have done. They investigate the spy, but instead of investigating Masud, who again, there's no investigation, so the FBI let's go. They start at Pfizer surveillance process on the Trump team. And liberal read the first line again, this is Jim Komi not only playing liar but playing stupid liar. You do who do. Do man. What are you gonna do investigate the so called Russian asset you lied about you? Don't investigate Trump. He goes on we already do. Let it go. But nobody's suggesting you let it go. You dunce. This is the no true Scotsman stuff. He does this all the time. Nobody plays dumb better than Jim Komi. You know where the dossier come? Oh. Big six foot seven full of dopey nece. Dopey this stack to the sky, Jim Komi. What should we have done? Maybe investigate to Russians. Not the Trump team. Go. All right. Back to the photo three there. What should we have to go? Tell the Trump campaign, you think Jim, you think maybe telling the Trump campaign like, told Dianne Feinstein. You think that was a good option? Tell the press, you did tell the press. Yeah. Yeah. Paul. I sent that to you earlier. I know don't everything had ordered, but you have that New Yorker piece. I sent to you earlier where it talks about the investigation on November. I will throw it up for now. We'll put it on a post production, but there's a New Yorker piece November first before the election of two thousand sixteen where someone did tell the press o two that partly now. Yeah. We don't even need this guy is what this is serial dishonesty borderline. Sociopathic Baber again for Votto, three. Be divorced after this show today. Sorry, folks are beyond beyond a dating app after the show today. Object skinny, I've just getting photo three. It goes on. Crazy. All right. He says. No, we investigated to see what the facts were, we didn't know what was true. Maybe there was nothing to it. Or maybe Americans were actively conspiring with the Russians to find out the FBI would live up to its name and investigate. This is Comi again trying to. Take the FBI mantle and where it has its own, you may say, well, of course he was directed. Yeah, that's funny. That's because you know what he's doing their job. Yeah. This was not the FBI. I've worked with the FBI. I say this at a at a in the utmost sincerity their agents are excellent are bad apples. Of course, there'd been a lot of bad apples. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad apples at the top. But this is Comi who made a lot of unilateral. Jim Komi decisions trying to take. Oh, well, the FBI was gonna live. It was just not the FBI. This was you and a few idiots at the top. Who did what you did in circumvention of surveillance was stop with the nonsense, Jim. All right. But before we get to photo for. We just wanted to make sure we get into companies pay a lot of good money to be here on the show and to talk to you, and we love our sponsors today show also brought to you by our buddies at Harry's. Look at this come on. That is the finest sleek. 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Let them know we sent you to support the. Show. Okay. Getting back to commes delusional sociopathic lying up Indian piece in the Wall Street. Excuse me, in the Washington Post was that thorough enough covering, Jim Komi spectrum of potential mood disorders here. Okay. Warning. That's right. I know it's crazy. Snapshot number four from commes op Ed piece. This is the smear Americans. This is. So as he writes as director, I was determined that the work would be done, carefully, professionally and discreetly. We were just starting if there was nothing to it. We didn't want a smear Americans, wait wife. Wait, wait. Wait. You didn't want a smear Americans just to be clear on this. You charged a rookie campaign adviser to Donald Trump. George popadopoulos with no criminal history who never been involved in any espionage, and his life and Carter page a naval academy. Graduate, who had actually assisted the FBI in locking up, Russian spies in the bureaucracy case you open a FIS of Warren on them. You leaked to the press is at New Yorker piece on November first shows the existence of the investigation people in the. Side leaked to David corn. And Michael issacov's and others. The names of these people, you destroy reputations. Put some of them in jail, humiliated, them, and basically accused him of treason. But you didn't want to smear Americans. Folks, this guy is pathological, Jim Komi, if you're listening, because I know some are we our audience is big enough. Now that I'm sure somebody sends you this. You are really a troubled human being how you don't see. This is the most troubling part of all, I've made a lot of mistakes in my lifetime. So is Joe. My wife is made. None. But I have made a lot and believe me, I live with the pain of those mistakes daily. If not weekly when I think about stuff and insurance, and I beg for forgiveness that Jim Komi still to this day has the nerve the gall to write in a piece that they didn't smell her Americans, including his smearing of the president of the United States when he said, in an interview that he wasn't sure if he was a Russian asset or not. Shows you the deep psychological trauma. This guy has he is insane. He is a bad morally inept troubled, deeply troubled human being. And it gives me absolutely no pleasure or joy in saying that back to photo, foresight just that that same piece. He goes on. If there was something to it. We didn't wanna let corrupt Americans. No. We were onto them. So we kept it secret. You did. You didn't keep it secret. That is an obvious lie. Right. Right. He's not true. Look at the piece dated November first from this magazine. This was also in the New York Times the existence of the investigation was leaked the New York intelligence, sir. Thank you, November, I twenty sixteen before the election. Folks, if you can do dates libs final October, surprises reveal FBI is probing Trump's alleged Russia ties by Margaret. Hartman. How is that a secret? How did you? I don't understand how you kept it secret. When someone leaked it to the New York intelligence or in the New York Times. I mean, this is such an obvious lie that, you know what our website you know what we have bungee dot com. We have met and writers over there. Lauren who do really, to Blair do terrific, work, and my wife and I do some pieces. Sometimes. We will put a correction on a piece of mmediately, if a data point or a fact is wrong. By the way, we're not even journalists we don't pretend to be where opinion people. But we do facts. This is ROY it is just a lie. You did not keep it secret. Only you and your small team. Knew about the existence of the probe. And it was leaked to the media before the election to damage Trump stopped saying, you didn't leak it. You're just making that up. Was it Colmey personally, I don't know. I don't say what I don't know, but it was unquestionably someone in the upper management Kabbal at the FBI was running the case. How else would they get the information the New York Times us most this it was leaked stop saying you kept the secret, it is a lie? In a litany of lies in this piece. Now, why does he say that because he wants to? Dorn dealing with this guy's infuriating. I hear you. He's got an agenda for everything. The first thing was to make popadopoulos seem like a bad guy. So they could justify spying on them. The second thing about the Russian agent myths that he saying that to make a Russian connection it isn't there. It was not a Russian agent. He wants you to believe that even though he knows it's false. He said a couple of things. We didn't smear people in photo three he did. Fudd smear people. He also used them. Sorry. I missed something in phototherapy. That's fine. I don't mean to keep jumping around, but it's important. He says that they opened the investigation they found out late July. They didn't find out in late July. They found out in the beginning of July, when they sent an FBI agent to talk to steal who had made these allegations about page. Why is he saying late July? He saying late July to cover his, but he sang late July because they didn't open up the investigation in late July. And there is a process for opening up an investigation, and if they were dealing with an unverified incredible, excuse me, not credible source. Christopher Steele in early July. Then somehow they were dealing with the CIA and intelligence agencies about steel before the investigation was open. There is always a lie. Now, his agenda for saying he kept it secret. I want you to understand what's going on in this guy's deranged head. All right. All right. He keeps saying this, because the new leftist narrative to protect Komi. Why would the left this want to protect Komi because he's there lapdog? He is the new, Mr. Biggles worth, like Senator Richard Burr for the left. He's a lap cat, which they pet Komi comes out and attacks Donald Trump for them in the less triage of needs. They're willing to forget that Komi did that outrageous press conference and handled the Hillary Email investigation, so poorly. They're willing to forget that because the left are transactional, lists in their transactions with Komi now, he does damage to Trump's so they need him. So the leftist having new narrative Komi plays a key figure in a key role. In the new narrative, is this that the information about the Hillary investigation was leaked to do damage to Hillary, but the investigation into the Trump team was kept secret, therefore, the FBI there's no way they were. Trying to hurt Trump you. Yeah. I'm buzzmachine Joe. This. The new leftist narrative, is the spying on Trump to her. Trump story has to be false because if they really wanted to hurt Trump, they would have leaked the existence of the investigation, and they didn't. They kept it secret. Komi parrots this in the Washington Post, despite the fact that I just conclusively prove to you, that, that is false right with you. They did leak the invested right before the election. Yeah. To destroy Trump. So the leftist narrative will Hillary's information is leaked it damaged, but they'd kept everything quiet on Trump's so they were really helping Trump is not true Komi knows it's not true. He wrote it despite it being factually incorrect, because Komi has his lips surgically attached to the rear ends of the left now to salvage his broken atrocious, horrible pathetic lying, reputation. Every lie pointed out to you in this piece every lie. Has a purpose and a reason for Komi all of those reasons are unethical. All of them are immoral than they are all being done to advance an attack Trump agenda and to hide Jim combs role in the biggest spying scandal in US history. Make absolutely no mistake about what I'm telling you. None. This guy is a fraud. He is a charlatan. He is Times Square shell game player and he's not even very good at it. Okay. Snippet number six. Snippets from. Sorry, five dig my wife is on a ball. She called me there. I have six pieces. Number five another one is a short one from Komi Komi says we investigated we didn't gather information about the camp. The campaign strategy. We didn't spy on anyone's campaign, ladies and gentlemen again. Absolutely ridiculous. Absurd. Lie so easily falsifiable by a basic internet search. The New York slimes the left wing activists at the New York Times have already outed, FBI intelligence assets that were working to gather information on the Trump team now I want to be clear and precise with my language. Unlike lying fraud, sociopathic, Jim Komi. Who's trying to spin you as rhetoric and Stefan helper as rhetoric because that's the name she gave that's on a real name. And Stefan helper are to United States connected intelligence assets that were working to spy on the Trump team. Stefan, haufer made contact with Sam Clovis. A higher up in the Trump campaign. Trying to get information. Stefan helper made contact with Carter page repeatedly ah Trump foreign policy adviser to get information. Stefan, however made contact repeatedly which j- popadopoulos trying to entrap him into a collusion scandal. Stefan, how for brings this honeypot over as rhetoric to meet with popadopoulos as well probably to try to seduce them and get information out of him. They were spies. Stop playing the silly euphemisms game. Whether you were trying to gather information about the campaign strategy is irrelevant. You were spying on the campaign now again in the interest of precision. Where these dedicated FBI intelligence employees. The short answer is probably not. From my sources, and these are not low level people. Again, I don't mean that a pretentious way. Hey, look at me. I'm just trying to establish bona fide these here. Stefan how or was most likely essential intelligence agency asset. There's a good chance as return was as well. Those operations overseas whereas rhetoric and how permet with popadopoulos from my sources could not have possibly happened happened without the, the, the, the, the predicate knowledge of CIA director, John Brennan, my have no doubt the FBI in Komi knew about it. But John Brennan, claiming any kind of plausible deniability throw that out the window right away. There is no way a foreign intelligence operation on foreign soil with a US intelligence asset two of them, Turk and helper. There is no way that happened on foreign soil, without to permissions the permission of the and John Brennan and the permission of the foreign intelligence operation on that soil the United Kingdom. No way. No way. No way in Haiti's. Forget it forget it. Komi is lying. Komi is lying. They did spy on the campaign, whether they were transmitting campaign strategy or not is entirely irrelevant. That is not even a focus of any serious persons inquiry. They were spying on the campaign to damage the campaign by leaking right before the election as we just showed you before the existence of an investigation into a collusion hoax. It never happened. All right. Last piece of the Komi op Ed. Gets worse, believe it or not, because again he tries to play this little magician game this one indicates that they had probable cause combs words by late October. The investigators thought they had probable cause to get a federal court order to conduct electron surveillance of Carter page page was no longer with the campaign. But there was reason to believe he was acting as an agent of the Russian government. Oh my. You know what I have to take notes here to not forget what I'm talking about. Because this last piece has so much misinformation in one paragraph in the interest of time. I just wanna make sure I get into bullet points, number one. They did not have probable cause, ladies and gentlemen, probable cause on a Fiso warrant to spy requires two things that the United States citizen is acting on behalf of a foreign agent. Secondly, and critically. This is not an or it is an end. That acting on behalf of a foreign agent is not illegal, unless it is, in violation of US law. You must understand this, because this is commes magic act again, they did not have PC probable cause. That Carter page was acting on behalf of a Russian agent. There is no evidence of that at all outside of a dossier that was from Russian disinformation specialists, that they didn't verify probable cause requires verified information. The stamp on the woods file that goes to the Pfizer court it to get the warrant to spy says verified, they did not have verified probable cause there is no evidence whatsoever, that Carter page was acting on behalf of a Russian agent or was the Russian agent. There is absolutely no evidence. He was doing. So in violation of US law. The bribery allegations in the steel dossier have been in against Carter page have been entirely completely to bunked one hundred percent. There was no interview of Carter page verifying that information there is nothing. It was fake bogus Russian disinformation. They didn't do you understand what I'm saying? They did not have probable cause. They had one thing and one thing only steals information which was from Russian disinformation specialists, and steel head already discredited himself by lying about who we were sharing information with. He had said he was sharing information, only with his employer fusion GPS, and the FBI false. He told the State Department before the FIS warrant Komi sign that he was sharing it with the media still couldn't remember his own story. The Coen prog detail, which he seemed to forget eight days later in his dossier. The fact that he told the State Department his sources were Russian disinformation specialists, by the way, the McCarthy has a tremendous piece on this national review. That is absolutely worth your time. It'll be in my show notes today at Bongino dot com. Trust me, it's worth your time about the difference between informants and sources. Still claimed his sources were to Russians, whether they were the informants, directly or not, or through a third party in a meteoroid doesn't matter what matters is still transmitted to the FBI and they made no effort to verify it. And when they did in January of two thousand seventeen they found that it was illegitimate that was a. That was a. That was. Mr. Anderson, creeps into the show. Do put up that photo number six. I know it gets, again, I wanted because there's this, this three chunks of this information. And this is good though. Yeah. I would've picked this is off like this knows great. Thank you. Now, he says, page was no longer with the campaign. Why is he lying about it? You know what let me just say. I just want to go back to. And I didn't even get to this bar. He saying that conducted electric surveillance in a federal court order because now he's going to blame the court. I forgot that is going to blame the court, the court order to your the ones who told the court what to order. But he says page was no longer with the campaign eroneous on all counts. We need vets. Again. Thank you. Jim Komi understands full well what the to hop rule is. When you spy on Carter page, who was still communicating by his own language. With the Trump campaign, you get who he emails to survey them. And who they Email and talk to as well. One two hops. Basically, in snaring the entire campaign, Jim stop pretending the to hop rule doesn't exist. You know, it exists you are lying because that's what you do back to photo. Sixers one more piece of information in this. But there was reason to believe he was acting as an agent of the Russian government caulking about page, ladies and gentlemen, that is a lie. That is an outright falsehood. That is entirely made up. There was absolutely. No verified evidence, outside of ridiculous third here. Hearsay that Carter page was acting on behalf of the Russian government or doing so, in violation of US law. That is an absolute one hundred percent lie. Jim Komi is absolutely making that up. That is a falsehood. We just dismantled this entire S garbage op Ed, please share this with your liberal friends, because they need to see what a phoney and a fraud, this guy is. I go back and forth everyday, but who's worse Komi or Brennan, because I'm genuinely at this point, not sure they are both near sociopathic liars. This grace, f-full op-ed trying to get out ahead of the story. You think we don't know what you're doing? Jim wire such a phony, total disgrace that this country. All right. Today show and after this, we'll get to the the Muller briefing which help a DOJ research. I'm sure is going to be spectacular. We did out miss it. The magic of the Dan Bongino show. We'll make it happen. Today's show brought to you by my buddies at ET. S E, T S. What is this thing? Yes. 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But there's a problem with the data and the problem with the data's Assan daily quarter-point in these are his highlights is look at this. They say, well, look at this, this over whelming percentage of these attacks on Jewish people were being are being led by right wing extremists. But then they report later in the same piece in the data that, you know what? When they couldn't figure out how exactly the tank kaffa you believe this, or that they just guessed. It was right wing extremist, listen. Ladies and gentlemen, I don't care if you're right wing, left wing up wing, north wing, south wing. Your. Abomination to humankind. If you're attacking people based on any of their characteristics. But you'd think the data set you may want to narrow that down and actually get an answer before you publish that in a New York Times, probably a good idea. All right. I'm gonna take a quick break for the Muller probe. And when I come back, this show will be cut a little different, but we will get to the mullahs, pro do not go anywhere show going to be continuous. You'll hear me talking to second. It'll be about the mother pro began, but this is through the magic at a Dan Bongino show. All right. Welcome back, even though you didn't go anywhere through paula's magical editing. Joe, we just managed to compress a ten minute press conference. It did it to a millisecond. Oh, what a disgraceful press conference if you understand what just happened with Bob Muller, just did. Now, this is what I'm here for. We're going to need Muller translator soon. This is what they're I take four takeaways from this takeaway, number one, Bob Muller said during his presser. The reports speaks for itself, basically insinuating. He will not be testifying further. And if he's called to he will not say, anything outside of the report. Why, why what is he doing? Learnt to translate Muller. Speak Muller hates the. Resident he conducted this investigations, at damages presidency despite knowing collusion was a hoax when it started. We know this Muller, does not want to be questioned Joe on Capitol Hill by any ally of the president about when he knew collusion was a hoax, therefore translate Muller speak. His my report speaks for itself line. And oppressor means don't even bother subpoenaing me because I'm not going to answer any questions. I'm going to say refer to my report because Bob Muller is afraid of being asked precisely the date. He knew collusion was a hoax, because the answer is going to be well immediately. Well, why did you investigate for six hundred as well? We wanted to damage the president, what a disgraceful thing. He just did. That's one. Takeaway, number two. Why does he reiterate the charges against the Russians the social media company in the efforts to influence our election? Why is he doing that? No. Because there's a dispute out there with declassification coming and emails that are going to be coming out. Amongst higher ups in the FBI about the ICA follow me the intelligence community assessment. Remember the seventeen agencies believe Russia interfere with the election to help Trump? Remember that was released in December. Remember that Jim Jim Clapper on CNN saying, hey, none of this stuff would have even happened with the Trump team unless Obama would you know unless Obama wouldn't have told us to do that. I see in other words throwing Obama to the bus follow me here, the intelligence community assessment that the Russians interfered with the election to help Trump is garbage, not that the Russians interfered, but to help Trump is garbage. It's hot garbage. It was released by the Obama administration prior to Trump taking office to set up the narrative that Trump was helped by the Russians to set up the narrative that they needed a special counsel investigation. Muller knows the declassified emails between Komi and Brennan are going to show that the I was based on what? The dossier, which is fake so Muller now learn to translate Muller. He's not being honest. Thank you. First service great in the marines. I appreciate it. That does not absolve you of the disgusting investigation, and that atrocious, press conference you just did to further malign the president. He is doing this now talking again. Re-litigating the Russian efforts that their social media companies to put meat on the broken bones of the intelligence community assessment, which is about to be discredited by declassification. Yep. Yep. Get. Barry gone. It take it to the bad kids. Number three. This is where the most shameful disturbing part of this press conference happens in order to, again, give liberals talking points about obstruction into a crime that didn't happen. He talks about obstruction again and he said something key. You may have missed in there. He said, listen, we couldn't charge the president with a crime, because the office of legal counsel, under the department of Justice, where I work Muller talk. He does he worked in the department of Justice has said you can't charge a president with a crime. Why is he saying that he saying that because he wants to liberals and the talking heads, which you'll see tonight? I guarantee it. You'll see tonight on TV. He wants the liberals to go out and say, look the president clearly committed a crime Muller laid it out. And the only reason charge him because he was the president. You may say, well, Dan, that is what Muller said, what's the comeback that the comeback is very easy. That is not what Bob Muller toll Bill bar. Bill bar. The attorney general asked Bob Muller, if the failure to charge, the president would obstruction was based on the oil, see guidelines you office of legal counsel and Muller said, no, ladies and gentlemen, both of these stories can't be true. Either Muller's lying or bars line. And I will bet you my right arm. And I'll throw in the left is a bonus that, Bob Muller. Just lied to the American people about a conversation, he had with Bill bar because he was losing the narrative. Bar specifically asked him. Did you not charge the president, you report because you believe you can't because of oh, see guidelines and Muller said, no, he just said, the exact opposite and oppressor, he is lying one hundred percent caught that dog whistle. Yeah. Shameful finally the fourth. Takeaway. They say three have four. He says that the end you may have missed it. He leaves it in there in another dog whistle Joe, he says, basically this and there's a constitutional remedy for all this. If you guys don't think we handled this right suggesting again that, Bob Muller wants the president impeached. That's what other constitutional remedy. Could he be talking about? Ladies and gentlemen. I'm telling you, that was one of the most shameful things I've ever witnessed Bill bar has to be absolutely livid right now, this broken shell of a guy and I'm tired of all the nonsense accolades for this guy. Thank you for your service to the country, and I will condemn you for the awful disgusting, which you waged against the president United States, you investigate a crime. It didn't happen. You knew didn't happen. You were given unprecedented access. The FBI director was asked to investigate it by the president. There have been no allegations of obstruction. You then lobby false nonsense set of charges. Left out of context, I guess the president United States you lie to the attorney general about why you didn't charge the president. And then you hint for impeachment at a press conference and disappear in a cowardly fashion, because you don't want to go up to congress and answer questions. Disgusting. Should be embarrassed. 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I'm Tim Maguire House Democrats have begun a broad investigation of President Trump that could include his businesses his family and his time before and after his two thousand sixteen election AB saga megani with this investigation is by the House Judiciary committee with chairman Jerry Nadler, saying a look into possible, obstruction of Justice, corruption and abuse of power. The panel said document requests to eighty one people with ties to the president his administration campaign and businesses seeking information about former FBI chief Jim commes firing meetings with the Russian lawyer before the election and other topics will the president cooperate operate all the time with everybody, and you know, the beautiful. Is still the investigations abroad and aggressive one that could set the stage for impeachment effort saga megani at the White House three other democratic committee, chairman say they too are looking for information on Trump and Andy private conversations e may have had with Russian President Vladimir Putin Twenty-three people including three children are known dead. After tornado hit Lee county Alabama yesterday afternoon. Dax Leonardo is one of many people helping in the cleanup in and around the town of bogus. They allow a lot of people didn't make it out. So it's devastating in his areas. Just heartbreaking national weather service says one possibly two tornadoes at the county tearing a path nearly a mile wide twenty four miles. Long officials say they're still searching for other victims after dozens of people have been reported missing ninety TV star Luke Perry is dead after a massive stroke Perry played Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills nine oh, two one. Oh and had. Been hospitalized since last Wednesday. When rescue crews were called to his Los Angeles home. He recently played Fred Andrews father of main character Archie Andrews for three seasons on the CW series. Riverdale this is AP radio news for the second time in more than ten years stem cell transplant appears to have cured a patient with HIV. A researchers writing in the journal nature report that a London man who has had aids since two thousand three underwent a stem cell transplant in two thousand sixteen and now appears to be free of the virus. It's the second time. This has happened. The first time was a patient in Berlin. This time the London patient had developed cancer. So the stem cell transplant was to treat that. But Dr specifically used a donor with a gene mutation that offers a natural resistance to the HIV virus. While it worked in this case researchers caution against the danger and high failure rate of stem cell transplants for treating HIV aids. I'm jackie. 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President Trump is demanding top advisers craft a plan to reduce the country's deficit
"The daily two oh, two two's big idea. Sponsored by Delta Airlines. Delta has partnered with fifty five academic institutions to create a pipeline of the next generation of pilots and technicians. Good morning. I'm James Holman from the Washington Post, and this is the daily to two for Monday, November twenty six. In today's news. The US fires tear gas at protesters including children across the Mexican border. George popadopoulos must report to prison today and the Russian military is moving against Ukraine, but first the big. President Trump is demanding top advisors craft a plan to reduce the country's ballooning budget deficits, but he is flung mixed his own aides by repeatedly seeking new spending while ruling out measures needed to address the country's unbalanced budget in total government debt has risen roughly two trillion dollars since Trump took office and the federal government now owes twenty one point seven trillion to creditors. The president's agenda has contributed to that increase and is projected to continue to do so both through those GOP tax cuts and with bipartisan spending increases several current and former senior administration officials tell Josh dossey and Damian Pauleta that the deficit issue is rarely brought up in Trump's presence because the president has no genuine interest in discussing it. For example, when former National Economic Council director, Gary Cohn staffers prepared a presentation for Trump about deficits. Cohn told them to throw it in the trash it wouldn't be necessary. He explained because the president doesn't care about deficits. Trump also repeatedly told Cohn to instruct the US government to just print more money. One. Former senior administration official described the president's Oval Office orders this way, quote, he just say run the presses run the presses. Sometimes it seemed like he was joking. And sometimes it didn't. Of course, that would be a recipe for hyper inflation, Trump is often not versed in the particulars of the federal budget this manifests itself in ways big and small the small Trump doesn't understand the difference between the deficit and the debt he often confuses the to the big White House chief of staff John Kelly is told people about watching television with Trump and asking the president how much he thinks the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff earns Trump guest five million dollars that startled the former marine general Kelly responded to the. Actually mixed less than two hundred thousand dollars. The president noted the number of stars on his uniform and suggested he get a large raise even as Trump is told aides that he's finally interested in taking steps to reduce the deficits. He has floated several ideas that would further expand them Trump repeatedly push staffers to spend more on the infrastructure Bill. He proposed this past summer. Envisioning large projects for many key battleground states, then he staffers thought the problem was that the Bill was too expensive. But Trump thought the government wasn't spending enough and he's looking to revive his pricey plan next year. Trump also remains unwilling to tackle entitlements like Medicare and social security, which are major drivers of the debt. But politically third rail when White House political staffers sought to include an attack on Democrats for their Medicare for all proposals in Trump's campaign speeches this fall, he initially blanched he told aides that Medicare's popular voters want it. So he wasn't going to criticize Democrats for trying to expand it eventually. Really he agreed to allow the attack to be added into a script if you could make the false claim the Democrats want to take the entitlement away from people it underscores just how hard it's going to be for this administration to take seriously the debt. And that's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar number one the US government temporarily closed off a point of entry at the southern border and fired teargas at members of the migrant caravan, although the number of people at the border was relatively small the unrest represented a serious esscalation of the crisis migrants were attempting to climb fences and run through car lanes to reach the United States and mothers and children were seen choking on tear gas. On Sunday morning migrants began protesting the slow pace of the US asylum claims process, but the protests quickly devolved into a chaotic scramble in which hundreds made their way to the border crossing hoping to make it onto US soil to stop that from happening, and is some through rocks and bottles customs and border protection. Officers took the very rare step of firing teargas into Mexico as well as closing all legal vehicle and foot traffic to the senior singer border-crossing in San Diego normally about one hundred thousand visitors per day cross through that. Although the majority of the group approached and gathered the fence peacefully Mexico's interior ministry said that hundreds tried to cross the border in a violent manner. Mexican authorities say they will deport anyone who tries to cross illegally at nine pm eastern time. The point of entry reopened number two. A judge ruled that former Trump campaign policy advisor, George popadopoulos must report to. Isn today. Popadopoulos who was sentenced to spend just fourteen days in prison for lying under oath to FBI agents about his contacts with the Russians had argued that it was possible a constitutional challenge. In a separate case would result in his conviction being set aside, and then he should therefore be allowed to remain free on bail. But US district judge Randolph moss noted that popadopoulos had not appealed his conviction and waived his right to do. So when he pleaded guilty moss. Also wrote that popadopoulos has not shown that the appeals court in a separate case, probably would conclude the special counsels appointment was unlawful. House oversight committee chairman Trey Goudy, meanwhile suggested that his panel may videotape. Jim commes closed door testimony to ease. The former FBI directors concerns about selective leaks. That's gestion came as gowdy retiring. Republican from South Carolina was appearing on CBS face the nation. He was asked about the House Judiciary committee's recent subpoena of Komi and former attorney general Loretta Lynch for private testimony Komiya said he plans to resist the subpoena, though, he is willing to appear to public hearing in part to prevent misleading leaks from Republicans number three. Weser and Ukraine accused each other on Sunday of provoking a confrontation in the Black Sea that has already set off severe repercussions and threatens to escalate quickly on Sunday morning Russia prevented three Ukrainian ships from entering the Kirk straight a narrow strip of water linking the as off and black seas. According to the Ukrainian navy vessels belonging to Russia's border service opened fire on the Ukrainian fleet injuring six sailors before they seized two of the ships Moscow had prevented the ships from entering the street by placing a large cargo vessel beneath a Russian controlled bridge. Russia then closed the street, which both nations. Use Ukrainian president petro, Porsche Inco endorsed, his military cabinets proposal to install martial law across his country for sixty days. It was rushed through and give well past midnight later today that vote will be put before parliament. It is expected to sail through. Through this could get very hairy very fast. And it creates another test of leadership for an American president who has been proudly cozy with lot of Putin. And that's the daily to to for Monday, November twenty six thanks for listening. I'm James Hillman. I'll talk to you tomorrow.
The O'Reilly Update, December 11, 2019
"Pillow Riley here Wednesday December eleventh two thousand nineteen. You are listening to the O'Reilly update. Here's what's happening today. In America the trump administration brokers a better trade deal with Mexico and Canada the attorney general blasting the FBI's Russian probe OBE inspector. General Michael Horowitz testifies in the Senate latest polls show most Americans do not want president trump impeached beached also ahead. Should Americans pray for the press but first president trump earning a big win on trade the US Mexico and Canada signing off on a new North American agreement to replace Nafta the back earning rare praise from both the president and Nancy Pelosi each agreeing. The deal will better protect. US workers and businesses from foreign labor and and create jobs in the USA Attorney General Bar Blasting the FBI following the Inspector General's report on the Russian investigation saying saying former director. Jim commes bureau. Displayed quote. Gross abuse in surveilling top trump campaign officials. Israel's the four hundred page documents says the FBI used flimsy evidence in their quest to spy on the trump organization the inspector general himself. Michael Horowitz set to testify before the Senate to discuss the report facing questions over possible political Michael Bias in the FBI current Director Christopher Wray defending the agency but admits he's implementing forty corrective steps to address problems with the bureau. A new poll shows a majority of Americans now oppose Democrats Impeachment Exercise Quinnipiac University reporting fifty one percent of registered voters. Do Not WanNa see. President trump removed from office compared with forty five percent. Who Do no surprise nearly All the respondents breakdown along party lawns movie bloggers and left wing. Twitter mobsters calling for a boycott against Clint Eastwood's upcoming film Richard Jewel zealots claim. The movie uses quote sexist demeaning and insulting tropes ropes in its depiction of a female reporter the moving to cancel Richard Jewel. Not really gaining much ground. It has just thirteen hundred supporters online in a moment praying for the press. Should we do it do. Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep when it signed and go to bed are racing thoughts keeping you awake. That happens to me if so it's time for you to you. Try Eb. Ev is the first and only wearable. drug-free solution the targets the root cause of sleeplessness. Those thoughts APP applies precise and continuous cooling to the forehead Calming Your Mind Abbas clinically validated and four out of five users report falling asleep sleep faster and improving overall sleep quality if you tried everything from pills to pillows with little success. It's time for you to try APP. Get to sleep. You need until you have more energy to do the things you love right now. My listeners can try at risk. 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Helped me to join the truth to charity to never injure anyone's dignity and to promote in all to the best of my ability Justice Office and Peace Nice prayer right but the majority of journalists would never say it because the media is the most secular of institutions agnostic nonstick and often hostile to theology as it is deemed to oppress people by the woke mob. At this point in history history. The media has become tribal. No longer is it in the truth finding business today corporations dictate how the news will be presented. And if you the journalist don't like it don't let the door hit you. Michael Bloomberg actually said that last week on CBS. He recently ordered his news operation not to scrutinize his run for president or any of the other Democratic candidates but they can hammer president trump. All they want when asked about the outrageous order Bloomberg essentially. He says that he pays his people so they will do as they are told. Maybe we should pray for all the journalists at the Bloomberg News Operation Oration. The truth is at most media outlets. Follow Mike's Dictum. Do as you are told or else. That's why the National National Press is so corrupt the orders for many corporations now. Our president trump must go. So don't even bother with fair repport. Taj Is your analysis. Get Him and those who support him as far as injuring a person's dignity. This is now a sport for many media people. The more damning headline the Better Click Bait. They call it. Let's brutalize individuals by portraying all allegations S. facts due process not oppress. Worry who cares. If families are heard careers ruined individuals destroy. Why bother to search for the truth when that might delay or waterdown salacious story sadly I have come to denigrate my own profession? 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For starting the worldwide conflict Hitler quote after victory has been achieved Germany. Italy and Japan will continue in closest cooperation with a view to establishing a new. And just I order thank God. It didn't work out that way. But here's what did happen. Chaos would consume twenty any a countries stretching from Great Britain to Russia Sicily to Sweden encompassing more than three million square miles of territory. By War's end Italy would lose five hundred thousand soldiers and civilians and then had to pay out three hundred and sixty million dollars in reparations to the Allied Forces Fascism was squashed Mussalini executed Milan. Torino Rome all in ruins. Even the Vatican was hit in the air raids. Hitler's Germany controlling more than twenty different countries. At its height would lose it. All including ten million lives twenty me. 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Joe Biden's Running Mate
"External tallest not the same thing I've seen at at the Fisher House the Fisher House I know is a huge part of recovery for somebody like my husband for them to know that their family members are being taken care of that's a huge burden off of them so they can concentrate on their therapies. Just having that assurance that no matter what as long as we were there for Anson, that someone would be there to take care of us. It took so much weight offer shoulders. How can you help go to fisherhouse Dot Org? A tasty and eighty three degrees. I'm Alaska newsradio WAM eleven eighty next news at eleven thirty breaking news when it happens anytime, another Bob lines very starts now newsradio wham eleven eighty Mexico appreciate vacuum morning my friend. Thank you so much for tuning in flat out Beautiful Day for radio program that announcement of Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate were supposed to come last week. But they apparently didn't get the T.'s crossed. The is dotted were more significantly. Decision made the top three names mentioned are Susan Rice, Kamala Harris, and Tammy Duckworth. Susan Rice a former official of the Obama Administration Kamala Harris Former prosecutor and senator from California and Tammy Duckworth in a double amputee as a consequence of her military service in Iraq. The he made the promise that the running mate would be a female. who his running mate is ends up being potentially very important by virtue of the fact that Joe Biden in January if he's elected and is add on gration time, it'll be seventy eight years old and he's not a young seventy, eight and so you know. We have a vice president for a reason and you know the vice-president of Joe Biden the you know certainly could become the president and so who would be a a good president. I myself a Republican. I don't like any of these folks from a philosophical standpoint. IF I were to pick one cold hard I would go with Susan Rice. She is a liar as we have seen, but she also clearly at least in my estimation is intelligent and if push come to shove if she had to be president added states maybe she could use that lying on our behalf with the Chinese and the Russians. But, I think that intellectually and in terms of her demeanor, I believe that she would have the capacity to be president discharge the duties, the office Again, she'd still be accomplished and I wouldn't like that but there would be a competent person at the helm. So we'll see how that goes. On Friday Andrew Cuomo said schools can open. he was enthusiastic about it. He said it was great news. He said New York was in a better position to open schools than anybody else in the country and I hope it. Everything there was sincere if he sticks with this, it'll be great that schools open I'm excited. I am nervous however about pushback from teachers unions the Rochester Teachers Association it's president said that the governor's announcement was a quote tragically bad idea. The governor is also said that well, we'll have to see what the unions new which unfortunately I think empowers people rather organizations that you know. Might have some some views on had a big fan of I believe going back to school is important just crucially important and this is not about or we getting over the virus or not it is about the fact that we all have been newly remote reminded at least us parents though over recent months that what happens in school is tremendously beneficial to our youngsters in so many different inconceivable ways. Question is well when you say go back to school, what's that mean in each district will toss out a schedule. Most of the districts in our region will be some kind of hybrid. Some may have kids come young kids come in a lot. And older kids teenagers come in a lot less or maybe not at all, some small and private schools will be able to bring back all their students for a fulltime a classes your school district's website is the place to learn about those things. The New York Times you've heard of them they got together some experts in the expert said we'll school may be there cannot be any extracurricular activities and they specifically said there can be no band there can be no chorus there can be no sports. I don't I. Don't like that simply because I believe that sports band and chorus can be very, very useful parts of youngsters education not just because you know knowing the arts and being physically fit are important both those things are very important. But also because you know the band director in the chorus director and the coaches of the sports teams. Are Teachers if not by licensure events, certainly by intent and opportunity, and they can teach our kids good things about lot of stuff that here's the thing. A band director and coaches were probably some of the most important teachers that some of my older children had in school. A band director was crucial for a couple of my older children right and that that's not an add on I. think that's a real part of school. So I'd like to see those things happen also on a tangent there's a Hashtag Let us play or. We WanNa play or something like that it looks like there might be in the NCW, earn some of these You know organizations of college sports there may be some tendency to say, okay we better not do sports and the athletes a variety of sports. Both men and women are in large measure doing a social media campaign yesterday was huge saying well, we WANNA play. Well here's the deal I think that their their thoughts are relevant I think that they ought be considered real quick follow up going on right now we're about an hour and ten minutes in there is the second of New York State's hearings into how Kovin. Hit Our nursing homes today is supposed to focus on upstate nursing homes. There's been a lot of set among Republicans, over the weekend because first of all the Democrats who are running every aspect of this did not share a witness list and it seems that some people from a conservative standpoint who you know for example, this lady who's the meteorologist on Fox News Channel Janice Dean, she lost her father in law and her own mother. to covert in New York nursing homes is she asked if she could speak, she was denied that opportunity and other conservatives asking to speak if likewise Ben denied will see how it goes. We'll have a full report for you tomorrow from somebody who took part the Harry Bronson was is involved a senator Gallivan is involved the which the WHO's who's the fellow from Wayne County we had on last week do you remember we'll go to Brian? I do it is Brian. megaton blow no but that's close. Anyway there's a man in Wayne County who was involved and also send her mirror in the southern tier. We'll hear from those people tomorrow I. Apologize. I forgot that man's name at any rate. So that's going on and this supposedly focusing on upstate. This is the one that may focus on us, and I think that the Democrats are going to try to keep it away from criticizing Cuomo that seems to be they're looking for today but again, he's got some answering to do so to some others I think that the Hurlbert Nursing Home Company I in terms of upstate has some questions to answer. It's nursing home in Hornell it's nursing home and avalon very clearly had some problems and took some actions that may have their local officials great difficulties with that company I hope that there is some. In S- insider oversight into that today. Restaurants real quick. I'm nervous and about the survivability of restaurants because here's one thing that we see where we're at less than one percent transmission. Right we we've we've essentially got this virus. As kicked in our area as it can until there is a vaccine and to be honest with you even after the vaccine, we may still have infection at about what it is now right she got we. We need to address some realities that aren't driven by politics at some point on this disease, right but anyway, the point is that. restaurants were shut down. In restaurants have only been reopened at fifty percent of seating capacity. The problem is or the issue is that. For a sit down restaurant, you don't break even at fifty percent occupancy. You are in the red. And what's happening here is that restaurants the and again, they're only fifty percent capacity because the Ma- that's the maximum the state will allow them. And were all out of phases there seems to be no more anything from the governor on allowing more seating. But but here's a reality. Again, restaurants cannot afford to operate at half of their capacity. The margin isn't there they are losing. Money Everyday, they are open. Now, the hope of these restaurants is that they will be able to last until the restrictions are limited and a customer volumes come back to what they were. Those are two. If's one means the governor has got to you know changes you know he's got to change his mind and to the consumer has got to re-embrace going out to eat not only with the issue of all what's Cova doing but also the issue of were in a tough spot So again I, am grateful for restaurants I. You know I enjoy eating out when when I do eat out but I'm so nervous for this important part of our economy because it might look like everything's better now but it's it's not what's happening is they are spending down their reserves they are burning through their credit lines and they are moving towards insolvency and the hope and the. Prayer of these restaurant owners is that the government cap is lifted and that the customer comes back before insolvency occurs insolvencies when you grind to a halt and that that is what's going to be in the future for restaurants at fifty percent capacity back with you just a moment on Newsradio wham eleven eighty John My friend, you're on Newsradio wham eleven eighty good morning and welcome sir. Bob Good Morning Good Morning. Well, the restaurant thing with Paul. And everything else you know what's Kinda funny is. Have the local representatives now saying call your Congressman Call, your congressman we need money we need money for them to pass the stimulus bag. But one of they done for the people what have they done for for the residents? Of New York. The legislators. And they had the county executive from Erie County on polling cars. He was on Friday Friday or Thursday saint call off. On board. The point is that all your local people have asked you to call up the folks in Washington try to get stimulus package passed. It's because they need money to bail out their budgets and that's not because they've done anything wrong. They primarily being county leaders I think bellows has been mostly silent but most county leaders are in a big they're in a bad situation it's not. It's really not their fault. It's not they. They've been irresponsible I don't criticize them and they may have pretty valid point and that call you make on their behalf could be useful. Just make sure the US at the money be sent to counties, municipalities and not to the state because once it goes into Andy's pocket is going to go down the rat hole. You'll never see Sam Schreier. Yes are you had a better father weekend than I know we both had great father weekends ice. Well, there's no time to talk to you now. All right. Well. Okay I guess maybe annual. Remember. Our but you you took the kids on a on a trip yesterday we had a great time maybe a recommendation other people might want to sign for their kids or grandkids. We'll have SAM schreier and his triptych after the news with Alexa. Olson coming up on Newsradio wham eleven eighty. Saint. Tall. Is Not the same thing I say, not at the Fisher House. The Fisher House I know is a huge part of land recovery for somebody like my husband for them to know that their family members are being taken care of that's a huge burden off of them so they can concentrate on their therapies. Just, having that. No matter what is long as we were there for Anson that someone would be there to take care of us. Took so much weight off our shoulders. Can you help go to fisherhouse Dot Org? Pay Taxi Plugging that tank, we deliver propane straight to you extend your. Through that's. Pain? Taxi. PAY TAXES DOT COM cook in this weekend if really is your plan, then make it easy on yourself. GO TO PROPANE TAXI DOT COM Enter Promo Code bbq, portend I barbecue tank exchange delivered to your door. It's that easy with propane taxing so you can focus on family friends and fun. Welcome back. Welcome back just a real quick recap on that Kodak matter. It was out of the blue some big giant pie in the sky thing where again no massive expansion. But Kodak, which is probably about a year two years away from simply ceasing to exist as a company. got. A, new lease on life pharmaceutical chemical, something that of course, ed done years ago and and gotten out of but some giant pool of federal money alone of three quarters of a billion dollars potentially and and two thumbs up. But that all may have fallen apart. There are concerns by the security and Exchange Commission about possible insider trading I. Think the likelihood of insider trading is is very, very low. There was a spike and that spike is by the fact that the White House sent out a press release and yet you know some twenty four hours before the official announcement said that there was going to be an announcement about. Sharing concern and you know there was nothing on that press release saying that the local reporters couldn't share it and I know the channel thirteen and channel ten did that they would probably say to you. That's why you should check out their website and follow them on twitter because when they learn things, they tell you well either in this town or someplace else people learn things and in the afternoon before the announcement, they bought stock hand over fist you know not five or ten shares like you and I might But by the hundreds of thousands, more than a million shares being sold in in those turned into big money the next. Day I think that that's not a function of insider trading. It's a function of the White House press office sent out a release and and they may not have done it exactly. Correctly. If there's a problem here and I don't necessarily think that there is other than you know yeah, you get. You communicate something prematurely but channel ten and thirteen didn't do anything wrong day they abided by you know there are no restrictions on the press release, and so they reported what they were told the that they did their job the White House press release could have embargoed the information or not shared it prematurely but anyway the deal is that. This has peed in the a milkshake here and what what's Armato only takes a little bit of urine to ruin a perfectly good milkshake and that's a situation right now right now the deal is off and It may be re approached after this investigation is over I. Hope the investigation is not long in the interim nothing it can happen and that's not good for a Sam Schreier a prototypical suburban. Joins US now. Sir My kids this weekend I mostly mode and cut wood so that they could through the course this week play someplace place where they're short grass and would for a campus I saw that was always my deal. Would you guys do we went on a little day-trip yesterday? We went to Syracuse. East of Syracuse southeast to Syracuse, check? I love saying that word and it was a place called the wild animal park. And we had been before right when the restriction starting to ease on the Cova. They were one of the first places to open where you could really go and take your kids and they got a lot of customers and ultimately a lot of crap. Yeah we did that and then last time we did that and then went to the zoo in town. They were again the for the open way before Santa Clara no not Seneca Park Zoo no, the Rosamund I do. Yes, it was. Because it opened almost like two months before right? Rogers Zoo socially distant I might add. These. So you're six feet away from the lions all time always with going. So yesterday we decided to go again we had a they send us a gift certificate long story short basically, they overcharged us last time we were there and lay. L.. Party animal. Park. They charge too much for the feeding food or something because I. Remember you remarked on that that it was expensive Yup and. Track that and they came to you. She called me she said, I think we overcharge or whatever and this sachet gift certificate. That's very, very much. So yeah. So we took the boys we took the boys yesterday and one guy sons who are hold three and a half and one thirteen months. and thirteen month old get out of the zoo not much not much although he likes to look he smiles when they they they you know. Very excited. Yes. Especially, you gotta get a petting zoo so he could close enough to see, right? Yeah, exactly. Cool. So they offered us when we pulled up, there they go. Would you like to do both the drive through which is what we did last time and would you like to go to the actual in in part zoo which is like a petting area in which I didn't know that you could do a Combo I knew they had more stuff there but again, I didn't get to see it last time because they were just opening slows essentially post. Cova right. So. We did the drive through. Loved the boys. Loved it absolutely loved it or at least Jackson did you know I don't know what Noah did but Jackson. Just talking all the animals and they're coming here buddy have your food come up to the car but you know they're sticking their heads through the car and they're doing all that stuff and then we got through there which I found to be a little bit less animals on the last time we were there because I think they took some of them from the actual padding areas, demand and vice versa. Food supply chain supplement exactly. So we went we went to the to the petting zoo part in the to the actual walk through and I was just amazed everything. Good and how how and how was the circle so you leave the animal. Park House. Syracuse. Zoo this good. It was good. I mean here's thing I most of it. I can see Seneca. Park Zoo. Part and right now we're look members. My wife likes to take the boys quite a bit. And a lot of times they'll offer discounts to like if you WANNA go to buffalo if you WANNA go to. Syracuse. Wherever you WANNA go if you buy a membership to set up a car said Seneca Park. Zoo or the strong the Jones Museum you guys go there yet Yeah they had. They had the past says he's very open now. If you buy memberships at places if you look you almost any place in the country for free. Yeah. My my wife was is crazy on that show I she went to Pittsburgh a one time. They had a full day of great activities for free because memberships of from stuff up here in Rochester which I think that's cool. Because I think that gives you added INCISA WANNA. Buy It. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So it was nice. It was Nice Washer Year Seneca, Park Zoo membership got you into the Rosemont Gifford while they're not because of the because they're limiting. It for the times and staggered, they're not offering any discounts right now. Okay. So I think it was like not I was like nine bucks. My wife was nine Bucks Jackson was like five or okay. So all right very cool. By the way I dig get defeated giraffe yesterday. How did that work? What do you do awesome on something or is it down to you walk up the there's a big would deck. So he stares at the top and the draft feeds over and they carrots and it's Tom comes out and they just they take out of your hand. Who was what's done like Kinda Giraffe really lasts for the listeners really long leg. Colors. Like is Red Okay Yeah, there you go. Big Tongue radio we're about at SAM, Schreier prototypical suburban dad is tie for listeners on the loose to two to eleven eighty is the number. One Eight, hundred, two, nine, five, eleven, eighty, you get. Maybe you've heard this before fifteen seconds to say anything you want on a fifty thousand watt. Radio Station when largest media and media audiences between New, York City and Cleveland. You're up next on newsradio ham eleven eighty. Now listeners on the loose with bomb Lansbury on newsradio Cam eleven eighty. Okay. This is that portion of the program were after people accidentally tune in and go lots breeze still alive where people can call in and for fifteen seconds say whatever they want we open it to tens of thousands of people. I mean the same four call in every day but it the potentials there. Hulo your Newsradio wham eleven eighty. Tell though here. Get better knock it off at the criticism of being a governor or ranch for you to take a ride a one way right? Your newsradio that's one of the four newsradio. WAM eleven eighty. I know you Phil Donahue Donahue types won't like this but instead of defunding to police the government will start with. The salaries. Interesting. That's that's a second one. Hollow. Your Eye Newsradio wham eleven eighty. Jim commes yeah. Twenty Soprano when I are doing the Gatien at the drug trafficking. There's these four guys we just if we someday could get to the fifth caller I think it would be on to something. I gotTa go God bless You keep your Chin up God. Bless the United States of America news is next I promise to suck last tomorrow if you'll rejoin me here till noon on Newsradio wham eleven eighty. Santo tallest not the same thing say out at the Fisher. The Fisher House I know is a huge part of recovery for somebody like my husband for them to know that, their family members are being taken care of that's a huge burden off of them so they can concentrate on their therapies. Just having that assurance that no matter what as long as we were there for Anson that someone would be there to take care of us. It took so much weight off our shoulders. How can you help go to fisherhouse Dot Org?
Trump ordered Russia investigation documents declassified. Can he do that?
"Text messages, warrants an interview records. These are some of the materials President Trump wants the American public to see things that have been found over the last couple of weeks about text messages, back and forth are a disgrace to our nation, and I want transparency and sodas. Everybody else says, you know, congressional committees came to me and they wanted this on Monday Trump called for the declassification of multiple documents related to special counsel. Robert Muller's investigation breaking news in the Russia investigation the White House. Just at us, the President Trump is asking the director of national intelligence and the department of Justice, including the FBI to release unredacted classified documents and text messages related to the start of the Russia investigation our Justice. I didn't Trump used executive power to order his Justice department to release documents. Documents that are part of an ongoing investigation in which the president himself is among those. Being investigated documents that his own Justice department recommends stay classified. So does that order to declassify these documents fall within his presidential power or in other words, can he do that. This is. Can he do that a podcast that explores the powers and limitations of the American presidency? I'm Alison Michael's. This declassification order happened Monday. You may have seen it passed through the headlines and then a bunch of other news happen this week, and this story faded a bit, but we wanted to come back to it here on. Can he do that? Because this moment raises crucial questions about using presidential power when it pushes against well, established norms and wanted appears creek conflicts of interest. But before we answer those critical questions, let's talk about the specific materials Trump wants made public. So there's a couple of different classes of materials that he ordered declassified. That's Matt's appetite sqi he's a national security reporter here at the Washington Post. Now, the first of the three classes of materials Matt mentions is what's called a Feis, a warrant or a foreign intelligence surveillance act warrant. In this case, the warrant is of a former Trump campaign advisor Carter page. So this is like. A warrant that allowed the FBI to monitor Carter page in secret. After he had left the Trump campaign, they're normally all classified. His is kind of unusual on that. A piece of it had already been released. Trump ordered a bigger piece to be released. The second class of materials that Trump wants declassified are records of a series of text messages from several people who've worked in the FBI and in the Justice department. Those people are James Komi Andrew McCabe, Lisa page, and Peter Struck every one of those people touched the Russia investigation in some way, some more significantly than others. So Jim Komi was the director of the FBI Andrew McCabe was his deputy. They sort of were at the top of the food chain. When the rush investigation was going on, Peter Struck and Lisa page or lower down. Peter Struck as a former counter intelligence agent. Lisa page is a former FBI lawyer. They were involved in. The rush investigation Pete struck was actually the lead agent for a while on the Russian investigation. And also the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private E mail server, which is another big thing that Trump is interested in all of these people had a connection to the Russian vestige. So President Trump wants to expose their texts. Presumably don't those don't fall into the classified category, but they they fall into the interesting and not usually released category. And the third category of material that Trump wants to declassify includes interviews with Bruce or he's a current Justice department official who had this weird kind of position in the Russian Vesta Gatien. He knew this guy, Chris Steele who authored this infamous dossier that made some lurid allegations against President Trump alleged his campaign, had contacts with Russians, Bruce, or was on the side kind of meeting with Chris Steele and reporting back to the FBI what he was learning and he's become. A target of the president criticism lately for that President Trump's order to declassify, all of these documents is not the beginning of this story. Trump's order comes after months of Republicans in congress, putting pressure on the Justice department to turn over these materials earlier this month, this group of them, many of them are part of this house freedom caucus, which has sort of very conservative group in the house that are allied with President Trump. They made a public plea to the president, hey, we have been banging on the Justice department for a long time to release materials. And now we want these specific things sort of exactly what the president had wanted released. The backdrop here is like they bang the Justice department releases a little bit of material, and they generally use it to discredit the Russian Vesta Gatien they say, oh my gosh. Look at what we found. This shows that the Russian investigation is poisonous or the Justice department declined to release materials, and they say. What is the Justice department hiding this? You know what they're hiding must mean that the Russian investigation is corrupt. So this happens generally Justice Benz. They reach a compromise a couple of weeks passed. They want more things just spends compromise couple of weeks, pass, rinse, lather, repeat, we get to this month and it seemed like Justice finally wasn't willing to bend and these conservatives in congress, they have some ability to force the Justice department to turn things over. But the easiest path they have to doing that is getting President Trump to order the Justice department attorney things over because the Justice department is part of the executive branch. They answer to President Trump and President Trump. Finally, you know, just this week said, you know what I am going to get involved. I'm going to declassify these things that my allies say will really discredit the rush investigation. That seems to be the president's aim here. He wants things out there that will just sort of muddy up this investigation of his campaign and Russia interference in the two thousand sixteen election. It's a some ways. That these documents might muddy that up is perhaps it will show evidence that the democratic funded dossier from the British spy Christopher Steele was the basis for the decision to wiretap Carter page. This is something that Trump has asserted that Trump allies have asserted despite reporting to the contrary, that this was not. In fact the motivation to start the Russia investigation. Can you talk a little bit about how these documents might confirm or deny that? Yes. So we know that this dossier, which is this collection of reports prepared by a guy named Christopher Steele former intelligence agent who was hired in a roundabout way by the Hillary Clinton campaign to research Trump and Russian ties. This dossier has become the subject of great controversy because it's like this is a political document, right? This isn't like law enforcement thing. This is a guy who admittedly did not want Trump to be president, and we know that the FBI in some measure used some of this material to get. This warrant to monitor Carter page after he left the campaign. So to Republicans, that sort of like the end. All right. Oh my gosh, Hugh used opposition research to monitor the president's campaign is the way they put it. That's not exactly accurate Carter page had left the campaign and there's all sorts of corroborating evidence. It wasn't like just this piece of opposition research. This was one piece in a lengthy application to monitor Carter page. The text messages are a little bit murkier like what they hope to gain their particularly like Jim commes, Texan, Andrew, McCabe techs. We don't have a great sense of what is in those now, but they have in the past had great success with Lisa page and Pete strucks tax people probably remember these two because they were exchanging anti-trump messages that the inspector general. The Justice department inspector general had found Pete struck was kicked off of the Muller team because of those of actually. Fired from the FBI because of those Lisa page left on her own. And that was like a great talking point for Republicans, hey, Robert Muller's investigators were biased. They hated Trump, they're out to get Trump. Presumably they're trying to find similar things with Bruce or and Komi and McCabe like they found with page struck most patients. Strucks techs are out already. There might be some that they could find new ones in this review, but it would just sort of lend to the narrative that President Trump has already tried to advance. It seems like they're probably looking for similar stuff with Komiya. McCabe. What reasons has the White House publicly given for why Trump's ordering this declassification? Their main reason is transparency. They say, look, the public deserves to know about these things. President Trump though has also said that like he thinks this is gonna blow the lid on the Russian vestich in and sort of exposed as a fraud. Is I want total transparency. This is a witch hunt. Republicans seeing the Democrats know it's a witch onto, but they don't want to admit it because that's not good politics for them, but it's a terrible witch hunt and turn our country and the things his motive is out there. He's not sort of trying to hide behind some pure motive. I, I only think the public has the right to know what their government is up to. He says that, hey, this is about discrediting the Russian investigation. Just just right out there at this point. Do we know in these documents will be released? We don't. That is a great question. It's complicated. One interesting thing here is like the president did this by press release. It's not like he had lawyers draw up something with the Justice department about what was going to be declassified and not the Justice department in response to his press release is sort of going through the process and it's possible that they will push back into, hey, we can't release that. But that's what happens when you just sort of issue a press release run might and say, this is declassified which. Is, you know, it's already unprecedent to declassify some of that stuff. And then to do it in that way is is even more unprecedented, I guess, said in the president has decided to go beyond what the Justice department has recommended in releasing these documents. Does he have the authority to do that? Absolutely. So material is classified or declassified at the will of the president. He definitely can do this, but it's a question of like, should he so should he to explore that question? I turn to LIZA Gordon LIZA is co director of the liberty national security program at the Brennan center for Justice. She's written extensively on classification and surveillance law. So she broke down how the declassification authority usually plays out or in sort of a strange world here because the authority to classify declassify is a presidential authority, but it is delegated almost all the time to various other officials. There are about two thousand officials who have the authority to make original classification decisions, and they can also make declassification decisions is pretty unusual to have the president step in and declassify information. And I think what's unusual here is not only the fact that it's happening, but all of the circumstances around it, the the documents that he's trying to get declassified and how they relate to his own administration and members of the Justice department. And the FBI have said that this material could potentially compromise sources and methods and should therefore not be released in large part, is that a reasonable claim from the Justice department will of course, it's very possible that there could be sources in methods that would be revealed. I think you know there seems to be an assumption on the part of certainly a lot of former officials, and also just a lot of observers of all of this, that this will be a disaster that the sky will fall in the the very fact that these documents are classified means by definition that they include. Ludi incredibly sensitive information that would harm national security if released. Unfortunately, we know that there's massive over classification in the system and documents are often unnecessarily classified with FIS applications in general. They often contain sensitive sources and methods. And so it certainly appears that a decision has been made to just classify them automatically and literally to classify every paragraph of them without any kind of individualized review of what those paragraphs contain. And the reason I say that is because a FIFA application was partially released for the first time in July, and that was it was actually four applications, redacted versions in Carter pages case, and it's a situation under the rules where every single paragraph has to be separately assessed and gets its own classification marking that's called portion marketing. And so the following paragraph was individually. Portion marked as being secret. This paragraph says the government of the Russian federation, Russia is an internationally recognized foreign government. That sentence was individually classified as secret, meaning that its release could reasonably be expected to cause not just damage that's a lower level classification, but serious damage to our national security so that that is sentenced. That's. You know recently don't want that getting out, right? So so this is simply to say, I, I'm not remotely saying that these applications are full of things that are completely harmless, and there's no reason ever to classify them. You know, certainly most of them probably do contain a lot of sensitive information, but you cannot assume that everything in every paragraph is sensitive. The president is requesting the declassification of documents that are a part of an ongoing investigation and be part of an ongoing investigation that includes a portion that is investigating the president himself has significant. Should that be to the American people? Yeah, and I think it's it's a good thing that you raise that because there really are two reasons why these documents have not been made public previously. One of these kinds of documents are not made public, and the first has to do with classification and national security. But some of the materials that the president has ordered released are not classified. And those include text messages from certain department of Justice officials. About the investigation and those kinds of things are still kept secret even if they're not classified because they relate to an ongoing law enforcement investigation, and they're very good reasons. Why materials in ongoing investigations are not publicly disclosed that, you know, including that you don't want to tip off suspects as to what your methods are in what you know, you wanna protect the privacy of people who are presumed innocent and last, but certainly not least you want to try to prevent political interference in criminal investigations. And that's why the law enforcement privilege as it's called actually does protect these department of Justice documents, even when congress has made a request for those documents. And so those are leading national security aside. Those are some of the harm z. worry about, particularly in a case where the president himself. Self and his close aides are subject of the investigation because the conflict of interest here is just mind blowing. The White House has said they're seeking to release these documents in the interest of transparency. Can there be a case made, especially in the eyes of those who believe Trump is being wronged by a deep state? Or you know, the law enforcement system in our country do is their case to be made that transparency in in and of itself. In this particular case is in the public interest. If you really were trying to be transparent about the investigation, he wouldn't have picked certain peed ranges of these of this particular application that he wants released. He wouldn't have selected particular officials within the department of Justice whose interviews he wants released. He would have tried to get disclosure much more broadly, you know, I love transparency. I think it's great. I'm all for it. This is an administration that has taken down information from websites, disappeared. Entire data sets, issued orders, prohibiting agency officials from talking to the press refused to disclose even an estimate of how many Americans are being swept up in foreign intelligence surveillance. This administration does not care about transparency. This is about politics, not openness. There's another piece of this story to consider. This isn't Trump's first disagreement with the Justice department. He has known frustrations with various Justice department officials for not ending the Muller probe Justice week. He again criticized his own attorney general Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian investigation. General for numbers reasons, but we have an attorney general pointed in the journey general for many reasons than you. In ordering the declassification of these documents Trump is again at odds with his Justice department that tension contributes to a narrative that as Matt points out might be problematic for the president. This is a real issue for Trump because one of the things Muller is investigating. I don't know if this Roenick, but one of the things Muller is investigating is whether the president has sought to obstruct Justice by putting pressure on the Justice department by threatening to remove officials by trying to pressure Jeff Sessions to unrig cues, sort of Greek grab hold of the Russian Vesta Gatien and I think some people out there see this as part and parcel to that. Now he's trying to air investigation related documents is that meant to step in the way it's a thornier area because this is clearly in the president's power. But this is a real issue for Trump his what some people see his obstructive efforts are being. Investigated and people wonder, is this part of it? What might Trump both gain from releasing these documents? And what has he put at risk either for himself or for sort of our institutions yo. So what he gains is potential emission to attack the FBI, the Justice department and the Muller probe. So maybe he convinces some members of the public, hey, this thing is, is problematic. Its origins are problematic, get some ammunition to defend himself from the investigation. What he gives up is you know he potentially, but if you believe people in the national security community, he potentially puts sources at risk. He sets a dangerous precedent about when classified information should be made public, that our allies surely are going to take note of. He's sort of tears down the Justice department in the FBI which might be short term gain that the president protects him. So. From an investigation, but a long-term loss in people just lose faith in law enforcement. And that's not necessarily a good thing. Thank you so much for listening to another episode of Ken. He do that as always if you liked it, please leave us a review, share it with your friends posted on social media and comeback. Listen again next week. Can he do that is a team effort here at the post. 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Target USA -- Ep 62: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn talks about Russia -- an exclusive, never broadcast interview
"Coming up in this episode. Right. That's right. Love. Mike Flynn who is he really the controversial former national security advisor for President Donald Trump. President Trump has severely criticized the various agreements reached between Iran as of today, we are officially putting around on notice. Thank you. He went from a fast track. Four star general Lieutenant General, Mike Flynn. And I'm the director of the defense tells you see to being fired after a year of silence he exploded on the political scene with this so crooked Hillary Clinton leave this race. Now. He became national security adviser, but not before his relationship with Russia was revealed. It was the president aware that Lieutenant General Michael acting as a foreign agent when he appointed him to the national security. I don't I don't believe that was known this episode of target USA. We'll take a closer look at Mike Flynn with a never before broadcast interview during that year of silence. It may shed some light on his relationship with Letterman, Putin and other Russian agents we have to understand what is what are the intentions behind? What President Putin is actually trying to achieve all of that starts right now from W T O P in Washington DC. This is target USA be national security podcast Russia could render huge arm to this country, North Korea's secret missile. Of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist DC is repeatedly mentioned some someplace they would like to see an attack criminal. Success? America has a target on its back and on this program. We investigate the threats the people behind them, the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target USA be national security podcast. So I'm Jay Jay green, crooked, Hillary Clinton, the first glimpse. Most Americans got Mike Flynn came on July twenty twenty sixteen at the Republican national convention. We do not need a weak spineless president who is more concerned about issuing apologies than in protecting Americans. We we do not need a reckless president. Who believes she is above the law. Macher up. That's right. Yes. That's right. Locker. It's unbelievable. Unbelievable. Yeah. I use use hashtag never Hillary. That's what I use his provocative. Remarks took many by surprise because he was a retired four-star general. It's highly unusual for members of that club to take a partisan political stand. But it was clear by the end of the convention Glynn March to the beat of a different drummer. It was also clear he'd secured a significant position in the Trump administration. He became national security adviser, but something went wrong twenty four days into the administration. He was fired unsavory information turned up about his relationship with the Russian government turns out, the US intelligence community had collected intelligence on him, incidentally, because of his release. Ship with the Russian ambassador to the US. Sergei kislyak. It's not clear what's been turned up in those investigations because they're ongoing and much of it is classified. But sources told me one of the key concerns is that Flynn might have given the Russians a heads up about US sanctions before Mr. Trump took office sanctions the Obama administration had played. But that's not why he was fired by the Trump administration supposedly he was fired by the Trump team because of his nondisclosure of his activities with the Russian government and certain Russian agencies. And there's great concern about the possibility that he took money that he should not take on April twenty fifth oversight committee chair Jason chafe. It said it looks as though Flynn might have broken the law as a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia Turkey or anybody else, and it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of Maryland. Congressman Elijah Cummings ranking member of the committee is deeply concerned right now, we cannot discuss the contents of documents that we just saw because they are in declassified, but we can say this. They are troubling. We have concerns. I believe he's accurate should be declassified to the fullest extent possible without compromising sources and Memphis. So first of all why why did the heart of what chief it's and Cummings are talking about relates to a speech Flynn game for the tenth anniversary of our T or Russian TV for which he was paid thirty thousand dollars. But there's also evidence of other activity for which he was paid. And there are other concerns about other countries for which he might have done work and had been paid. We reached out several times to Mike Flynn for his side of the story. But obviously he hasn't reached back. What are April twenty fifth? His attorney Robert Kelner sent us a statement. And then statement reads as has previously been reported general Flynn briefed the Defense Intelligence Agency a component of DOD extensively regarding the RTC. Speaking event trip both before and after the trip and the answered any questions that were posed by DIA concerning the trip during those briefings, it's not clear what Mike Flynn was thinking. What he did? Or what he didn't do? But what we do know is that we met him in twenty thirteen when he was head of the DIA and something that he did that day suggested that he was indeed a maverick. So before we go into our never before broadcast interview, we go back to that time in two thousand thirteen to set the stage nine fifty one AM August twenty third twenty thirteen DIA headquarters like every day, ten general Mike Flynn surprises, everyone in the room when he stands up and tells his stand. Twenty minutes. I'll be. He begins walking with this reporter and a few staffers towards the secret place that no reporter has ever seen. They wanna show. Trust you. From okay with free. Can you? Watched the fast paced unprecedented, walk through one of the most secret in places in the intelligence community was punctuated by the fact that an audio recording device was allowed to capture it all. Teno five AM DIA headquarters. General Mike Flynn was leading the way layer by layer unveiling DIA's enormous global responsibility every country on earth, thousands of personnel. Multiple war zones. Hotspots a constant fire hose of information pouring at it. It's kind of like every day. We're trying to put together this five thousand piece puzzle. But we don't have the box top to look at. So keep an eye on. I do it really trusting the leaders that we have. So how you doing? Good. Good. You have to have reaping and meetings. That's right and all that too. So what does that start? For me. It starts talking about. Well, probably about four thirty. This is situation where you have a briefing to kind of get up to speed. Or is it just a constant stream of? It's it's like eating five meals a day instead of sitting down to dinner, you know. Constantly being fed to you discipline myself in my own what I call my own battle rhythm, a rhythm that reverberates throughout the entire agency. Ten fifteen a m. DIA headquarters Flynn is wrapping up an unprecedented tour of DIA's top secret global operation center, during the course of our visit. He also talked about the key threats to the nation. And at the top of that list is a growing problem, a cyber attack on components of our critical infrastructure in this country is by far one of the most dangerous things that we face today. And I think that the American public needs to know more and more about this. And that's a critical aspect of it all because out here on the streets of Washington DC and across America, the threat may not be obvious. But if you could draw dark line between every wireless device that's connected to another device or some other wireless source around you, some experts say the sky might be significantly obscured. And each one of those lines represents a cyber vulnerability in the weaknesses in our systems may be you know, our banking system could be telecommu. Indications infrastructure could be our Federal Aviation Administration. Could be our healthcare system could be our water turf occasion capabilities bay could be attacked remotely or by terrorist here at home. Those are three segments from 2013 that were put together to summarize our time with Mike Flynn while he was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. It's very interesting that he referred to cyberattacks he referred to hacking into end attacking US systems when he finds himself now at the very center of an investigation into a Russian active measures campaign and being accused of inappropriate activity involving the Russian. Eight months after our interview before his term ended, Mike Flynn resigned. But others say that he was fired by the Obama administration part of the reason allegedly the maverick that was in him the tour that he gave us of the DIA came to the surprise of many of his staff members and others say some of his activities in his leadership position rubbed people on his staff and in the Obama administration the wrong way. And now as promised the never before broadcast interview about two years ago to the day that would have been twenty fifteen we caught up with Mike Flynn for an interview. And interestingly enough a part of that interview was about Russia. I didn't think much about it at the time. But hindsight is always twenty twenty. And when you when you when you look around at some of the developments that are taking place specifically, Russia and the way Russia's behaving and engaging and some of the things that we see coming from the Russian military when you look at the Arctic, you know, they're definitely trying to gear up to to make a play there to to be to be dominant in that region. But so many other countries in the world flocking to the Arctic tit, do whatever they feel is most prudent and the best for them and their countries. So speaking of Russia, give me your view on it, and how the US posture or prepares itself to deal with them. Russia's an interesting case study in this this what we've seen over the last just over a year. Now, I think it was February twenty seventh of last year when when Russia essentially took over Crimea. And now we've seen a year of this what I referred to as a resurgence in Russian capabilities in Russian aggression. Now, we should not be surprised that that that this is the case. One of the greatest concerns by Russia is not necessarily the west. It is the periphery of the Russian Republic or republics, plural. And their big concern. I I was in Russia not to go a little over a year ago now where I visited my counterpart. And it's interesting what we talked about. We really didn't talk about the, you know, the west or you know, the sort of us versus them. We talked about the rise of radical Islam on the periphery of the Russian, you know, the Russian republics right now. And we also talked about sharing lessons learned from what we were learning in Afghanistan because it clearly have a lot of things that they could share with us. And especially as as we transitioned as we were transitioning out of Afghantistan, we were sharing a lot of lessons. We have learned in other places of the world. It's all it was actually a recall. Cordial meeting that we had in and yet, you know, a few months later here, we are with this with this very very aggressive Russia on the western border in in in Ukraine. And I think that what we have to be very careful of this is not necessarily just their military forces. We have to understand what is what are the intentions behind? What President Putin is actually trying to achieve and I think that part of it is if you look even at I think it was the two thousand eight timeframe years right on on the attack into up Cossio in Osaka in the state of Georgia. Those those Russian forces are still there in those places. Even though there was a discussion afterwards the pull out get to ask them to pull out. They're still there. So we shouldn't expect Russia to pull out a where they're at right now in the Ukraine what Putin's grand grander strategy is. If you just look at the history of Russia is to not be the. The sitting Russian leader that allows any more of the Russian Republic to be broken apart. That's essentially where he's where his head is in general is a probably a bunch of other operational and tactical concerns and issues, but he is not going to be the guy who's in charge of of Russia that's going to allow any more of this country to break apart. And I think that's what he saw with with the the events that were playing out in Ukraine, frankly, right after the Sochi Olympics. I mean, if you think about the timing what what Putin actually wanted was he wanted. He wanted an enormous amount of international goodwill following this OT Olympics. And what happened nobody even talked about this OT Olympics all the security concerns. We had about that. Nobody even talked about him because almost immediately after that poem. We have the crisis in Crimea. And now a year later, we're talking about this resurgence of Russia and Putin's out there talking about he's. He, you know, he used the word nuclear the other day, you know, which is which is actually very concerning. We have to be paying very close attention to the grand strategic goals and intentions of Putin. And we have to have a conversation with him about it. We can't we can't just fight this in the media. We have to have. In my, you know, my belief we have to have a top of this government top of argument has to have a conversation with the top of their government. The United States has to people are asking for the US to lead. And and I to me we we have to the to juggle more than one ball at one time. And and I feel today that we're having a difficult time even juggle in the Iraqi ball. You know, it's interesting I've discovered that when you look at what the Russians have been doing in eastern Ukraine, you see a lot of activity by the so-called separatists or separatists dressed in unmarked. Uniforms, black uniforms or something like that? I mean. Yeah. That popped up and appeared there, but you know, just doing a review through history, they're not that unusual. This isn't the first time that a Russian leader has done this. Because when you look at what took place in nineteen sixty one in east and west Germany, Katie Khrushchev did the exact same thing there were men unmarked. Uniforms, that popped up former Republic of Yugoslavia, another example. I mean, so there's other examples out there in the history of of how these types of forces have been. Applied to achieve tactical to strategic goals and half of of not just Russia, but other countries throughout history. So absolutely. And this should not be a surprise. And when we look at you as a military intelligence action or activity, we look at what we call order of battle the order of battle of a of an adversary. And this is part of the order of battle of this particular adversary in this case, the Russian military, and it's a smart actually, a smart application of a capability that they have. I mean, if you look at level of this appears they've been pretty damn effective. So now we have but we have to do is. We've got to get into this much broader political discussion, and I'm not I'm not optimistic that it's going in the right direction right now. Because again, it gets back to our ability the United States ability. To juggle multiple things. Multiple crises around the world. Because we haven't even talked about, you know, the the eastern side of the world, which is, you know, Asia Pacific, which which gives us another couple of crystal balls to juggle. And so I'm concerned that we are. We are having a difficult time. And we shouldn't we should not have that difficult time. We have enough people too. That understand these these issues that have a deep understanding of these issues, and we have to demonstrate through really JJ what I believe is our economic strength. Maybe not so much diplomatic strength. These days clearly economic strength is still there, and we need to to sway that use that economic strength to sway. How we get others to contribute. How we will participate or not participate and how we influence others in the world. And that was the interview from twenty fifteen in April, eight months later Flynn in December was in Russia making a paid appearance that he said was booked through his speakers bureau. He was paid thirty thousand dollars more. I'm not sure of the exact figure for that appearance. And it was around the same time that he was photographed at a dinner sitting next to bladder MIR Putin. Now, we just heard him discussing how it's important to understand what Russia's thinking in what Putin's thinking in case you missed it. Here. It is again that clip we have the crisis in Crimea. And now a year later were talking about this resurgence of Russia and Putin's out there talking about he's he, you know, he used the word nuclear the other day, you know, which is which is actually very concerning. We have to be paying very close attention to the grand strategic goals and intentions of Putin. And we have to have a conversation with him about it. We don't know what Flynn and Putin discussed during their time together, there are more questions than answers about that and Flynn's connections to segregate Kislyak, the former Russian ambassador to the US who by the way, explained his connection to the Trump campaign team during an appearance at the Detroit economic club on October twenty seventh of twenty sixteen is your seem. Met with either of the political campaigns the Trump campaign where the Clinton campaign during the course of this. What do you call compaign? I wasn't lighted for example, vote conventions. I was I was Republican commission but down on expectedly while being there. I was go back to Moscow for reason to has nothing to do with you. So I I wasn't there. But we had in the dishes. So have you met talking about Cleveland with any of the? Trump advisors or Mr. Trump himself. No. But we meant those people came to see all the investors receding in the special lounge there specifically reserved for the diplomatic. Among those who were there talking to members of the. A lot of people's care to come to us and talk to us. It's not clear when Flynn got involved with the Trump campaign, but eventually after Donald Trump won the presidency Blinn became the national security adviser and early on he appeared in the press room one day, and he flexed recent Iranian actions involving eight provocative ballistic missile launch an attack against a Saudi naval vessel conducted by Iran supported who militants underscore. What should have been cleared to the international community all along about Iran's destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East. The recent ballistic missile launch is also in defiance of UN Security Council. Resolution twenty to thirty one in these and other similar activities around continues to threaten u s friends L is in the region. The Trump administration condemns such actions by ran that undermine security prosperity and stability throughout and beyond the middle. East and place which places American lives at risk. President Trump has severely criticized the various agreements reached between Iran and the Obama administration as well as the United Nations as being weak and ineffective instead of being thankful to the United States. And these agreements ran is now feeling emboldened as of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice. Thank you. But twenty four days into the administration Flynn was fired for allegedly not disclosing his previous activities related to Russia and other countries this is an exchange between reporters in the White House briefing room and press secretary, Sean Spicer was the president aware that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, news acting as a foreign agent when he appointed him to be the national security. I don't I don't believe that that was known. I would refer you to general Flynn into the department of Justice in terms of the filings that have been made hit hit the president have known that would give. Pointed. I don't know John type pathetic that I'm not prepared to ask. I don't I don't I don't know what he discussed fire to hard to be appointed. In terms of his background is resumes. Client base, I don't know any of that. I know that from what I've read that he has filed the proper forms with department of Justice. And I think you should ask that him and subsequently them if you have any questions about specific filing target USA has asked the Flynn camp. Several times for clarification about various aspects related to his situation, but have gotten no answers except the statement from his attorney Robert Kelner regarding the payments, and our T we asked the FBI as well about the situation. In fact, two specific questions. One is the FBI formerly investigating Michael Flynn. The FBI said no comment on the first question. Our second question is there an ongoing FBI investigation into allegations of a Russian. Active measures campaign in the US. They referred us to FBI director, Jim commes testimony on March twentieth before the house, permanent select committee on intelligence, as you know, our practice is not to confirm the existence of ongoing investigations, especially those investigations that involve classified matters. But in unusual circumstances where it is in the public interest. It may be appropriate to do. So as Justice department policies recognize this is one of those circumstances. I have been authorized by the department of Justice to confirm that the FBI as part of our counterintelligence mission is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government. And whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts as with any counterintelligence investigation. This will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed because it is an open ongoing investigation and is classified. I cannot say more about what we're doing and who's conduct. We are examining Flynn's name along with those of former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort and operatives Carter page, and Roger stone have come up situation. Members of congress. Have used words like troubling disturbing dangerous to describe the situation and one member went further than others, Texas, congressman Joaquin Castro talking to CNN's wolf Blitzer. My impression is I wouldn't be surprised to her all of this is said and done that some people end up in jail. Stay tuned as we continue to cover the Mike Flynn story on target USA. But in the meantime, coming up in the next episode of target USA, whether it's North Korea's nuclear weapons serious chemical weapons terrorism espionage, a cyber attack on the US next week on this program. Some intriguing episode will be right here for you to enjoy. I'm Jay Jay green. And this his target USA the national security podcast. March the host of song talks regular on every week sporty music lives too. The singer songwriters of guests. Classic songs impacted checkout song talks every Wednesday podcast dot com. Cast one app describing.
McCabe Vs. Trump
"Get exclusive insider access to Milan style and design with WSJ magazine and into Garay make private visits to galleries top restaurants and shops late coamo and much more book this once in a lifetime trip at Indy. Gory dot com slash WSJ magazine or call six four six seven eight zero eight three eight three. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch former FBI deputy director, Andrew McCabe says Donald Trump the president states could be a Russian asset and the president returns the favor calling him a liar who can't be trusted. We'll try to sort through the facts of this latest round of Donald Trump versus the former officials of Jim Komi former director Jim commes Federal Bureau of investigation. And what it tells us anything about the Robert Mueller probe going forward? Welcome. I'm Paul zhigo here with my colleague from the editor aerial page of the Wall Street Journal, Kim strassel. Hello, kim. Hello, paul. All right. Let's talk about the Andrew McCabe saga went on sixty minutes on Sunday to tell the world that he had had a conversation after the firing in may twenty seventeen by Donald Trump. James Komi with then deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein who said that over whether or not to remove the president of the United States using the twenty fifth amendment to the constitution, which calls for the vote of the cabinet, and and others that can remove a president from his responsibilities temporarily perhaps if he's disabled or unable for physical mental reasons to prosecute to to fulfil his his duties, at of course, has never been used in a in a in a position to deal with the political differences or any of the kind that Rosenstein and McCabe or supposed to have discussed rob Rosenstein said doesn't deny the conversation. But said he wasn't any position to be able to to move forward. Over the twenty fifth amendment and McCabe claims that Rosenstein brought it up and he merely shook his head and didn't offer very much in in in response. He did mention it later to James Baker who was the general counsel at the FBI. And according to Mr. MacKay, Mr Baker said, well, we're not there yet makes you wonder what would have taken for them to get their camp. I have to say, I I mean, most of the press is is is is looking at this as if this is simply another more evidence that Donald Trump may in fact, be a Russian asset while others, and I have to mend. I'm one of them looks at and says how in the world did we get here were senior Justice department, an F B I officials were talking about essentially, what would have been deposing president five months after an election on political grounds. Yeah, I'm with you. I find this nothing less than stunning. And also somewhat stunning that the. This is not taking that the same way too because we're talking about very serious questions here. And as you said unprecedented. Once I find the whole way McCabe is put this out to be interesting because it strikes me he went and did that interview with sixty minutes, and then an excerpt of it came out, and this point about the twenty fifth amendment came up and caused the reaction that you would think it would. And I think if you read between the lines Mr. MacKay, but put that out there precisely is in order to kind of raise the stakes and give further justification as it were for the steps. The FBI took to say, look, this is how serious this was you know, we truly believes the president could be a Russian assets so much so that we felt we needed to to look into this twenty fifth amendment step when the inevitable reaction came you notice that McCabe walked it back a little bit saying, oh, well, it wasn't a bunch of extend. Discussions that just came up this time, and it was really all on Rosenstein and not so much on me. I'm not quite sure he thought through just how big the blowback would be and that people would start using words like coup or bureaucratic coup or etc. And so this is how we get where we are. But it's it is obviously shocked enough people. We now have Lindsey Graham. And I think this is a great thing. Who's now heading the Senate Judiciary committee saying I'm going to get to the bottom of this. This is serious stuff. And he's using it as another reason, which is great to say that he's, you know, going to do a full out investigation into the FBI and DOJ's action during that timeframe and to decide whether or not any of this was legitimate or justified and I'm looking forward to that hearing even though we may not. We will if if Rosenstein and McCabe stick to their stories, we may not learn all that much new, but it could be interesting than the last to have them on the record talking about the extent of those conversations. And who they brought in if anyone to talk about it. Because as I mean, as I read the constitution that the twenty fifth amendment was passed in the wake of the JFK assassination to try to create for the to create a process by which he could have a a peaceful transfer of power, and it has been used I think in a couple of occasions regarding when presidents were incapacitated through surgery or something like that power Trask crew transferred for a short period of time to the vice president of the United States. It is not intended was not designed. And I think it's framers writers would have been appalled to to see it used and floated by the media and others. And much less. Public officials to try to talk about removing a president for for essentially political reasons that tool in under the constitution is impeachment. That's what impeachment is for. If somebody you really suspect to be a Russian agent you need to bring that through the impeachment ah process. Now, what's really also interesting? And I think is that that time that the weeks of may in two thousand seventeen around the Komi firing. They there's no question they were times of of enormous public uproar at least in the in Washington. And there was a lot of people panicked Kim, a lot of people in the press corps panicked. Maybe you had people in the Justice department panic. What is this all about? Why did Donald Trump fired Jim Komi? And and yet that's not an. Skews for people losing their bearings. Particularly journalists who wanna be out there trying to save. Let's follow constitutional means. Right. And we expect these people that are in the highest positions to be the ones that do keep their heads. And you would expect moreover guys like, rob Rosenstein, deputy attorney general at the time who is a lawyer knows the constitution. Well to understand that this is not a place, you go the twenty fifth amendment that there are obviously far more adequate and legitimate means of moving ahead, if you are a member of law enforcement in that is as you say, you go, and you tell congress, and you leave it with them if they want to pursue the avenue of impeachment or you continue your investigation until you actually have some evidence. Because look, I think that's a very important aspect of this too. We are two years. On from this moment, and at least publicly there is no concrete evidence in any way that Donald Trump was an asset of the Russian government. We'll see what Mr. Mueller comes up with when he puts his report out. But it seems hard to me at least to believe that if there was some such concrete evidence that wouldn't be out, but you have to go back to years ago, we had even less, and so they were having this discussion in full knowledge and impact, you know, Andrew McCabe said as much they didn't have any proof at that time that this was all guesswork. So you continue your investigation to see if you find something and you follow it up from a law enforcement perspective. But you don't go down the road of the twenty fifth. I would point out too. By the way, that they, you know, Andrew McCabe is said, well, we did go, and we briefed the gang of eight about the fact that we had opened this official investigation into the president himself. And and I didn't get in. We didn't get any pushback at the time. And that to me is an astonishing. Statement, and it kind of gets to how slippery Mr. McCabe is. Because whatever their reaction might have been at that very moment when he said that obviously congress was very concerned because that was appointed which for instance, house intelligence, chairman, Devin Nunes, started looking himself into what the F B I and DOJ were doing well, I'm out to briefing of the gang of eight was in twenty seventeen. This was after Donald Trump was president. I want to continue with us about what Robert Muller knows or doesn't when we come back. We're you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Welcome back. I'm Paul zhigo with the Wall Street Journal with Kim strassel, and we're talking about the Andrew McCabe an FBI versus Donald Trump saga, which is continuing now with Andrew McCabe, hawking a memoir of his time in the FBI and specifically his interactions with Donald Trump and others about Donald Trump, Kim, let's let's step back from this. And try to consider what we know now. So far about where Robert Muller what he what he's done so far it will be two years in may for the investigation. So roughly about twenty one months he has had unlimited subpoena power. He has had the benefit of the counterintelligence operations of the of the federal government and has used those to indict the number of Russian. Hackers and others. And and yet, so where do we stand? I mean, I guess your view would be because there's two views narratives that seem to have developed here. If I can oversimplify one is that Robert Mueller is going full bore. He's got many different leads still to go. And he is he knows a lot more than we know. And you're going to come out with evidence that shows that if Donald Trump is not an active agent of the Russians are wasn't a conspirator than he is at a minimum of useful idiot, essentially, that's one one there and the evidence will show that clear and compelling evidence perhaps impeachable. All right. That's one of the other one is well, where's the evidence? We're twenty one months in. All right. We we haven't found it. And we haven't seen it when we've seen some. Indictments of people socio with the campaign for lying for offenses that aren't related to Russia related to other business impa Manafort, for example, the former campaign chairman, well, we haven't seen any evidence directly of any conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign or even much or even collusion. There are sort of facts of meetings and things none of which stitch together into a portrait of collusion. So that narrative suggests Trump is that Muller is winding down, and there may be less here than meets the is that a fair, summary, and your view where we are. Yeah. Absolutely. And I would note that those who continued while her as pursuing many different leads, and they're still lots to go, and there's all kinds of ways in which collusion could have happened. You know, a lot of them are in the press. Some obviously have an interest in more headlines and. And reader clicks. By continuing to talk about that. I think one weakness with that theory is that if you look, for instance, at the Muller has issued including on some of the main people that the press are convinced are the avenues furthest conspiracy. Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, the indictments themselves make no reference to any other further evidence. And it's it's some heart. Well, hard to see how those indictments could be done in such a way that you could just bury any other evidence like that. So it's it's it's hard to believe that they those figures are somehow central to some grand conspiracy. That Robert Mueller is waiting to lay out on us. I tend to gravitate more towards the second one only because and it's been notable Paul just in the past couple of weeks. Some of the folks that were in the middle of all of this back when it was happening have themselves started lowering expectations for what we might expect from Muller. I saw James Clapper. Former head of the deny out just this weekend. Saying, well, you know, it could be that he isn't going to answer any of those questions, and in this is going to be a little, you know, it's it's really going to be kind of a big nothing. And that is why by the way, you need to turn your attention to what House Democrats are now doing in their next stage of their investigation because you're not going to get anything from Bob Muller that to me suggests that they are worried that they're not going to get a grand collusion conspiracy. But they still want to keep the investigations rolling. So we're going to seamlessly transitioned to house and some journalists who've been the most breathless about some of this investigation are also making the point the Clapper did that maybe the final report of the final outcome of this will be less than they would have hoped regarding the House Democrats, Andrew Schiff ahead of the intelligence committee. Now, the Democrats run the house is doing exactly what Clamper suggested he is now in in essence reopening the in. The Russia probe particularly with a focus on Donald Trump's business with Russia. And he has even said that he does not think Muller will be thorough enough in going after any Donald Trump ties to joint your Bank, which was a financier over time. I think of some of the Trump operations, and he's going to do that. Now, if as a political matter if the if Muller does not find evidence of collusion, I think that that would be a significant event, and I'm not so sure that whatever the House Democrats to would be able to come close in terms of of damaging the Trump the Trump presidency. So Muller is really still a main game here. I absolutely agree. I mean, you do see them working hard. Adam chef has been out there saying as you said, this this what he's attempting to do is say this is going to be a new phase as it were of the Trump Russia. Estimation. I it. It's actually sounds to me like it's a entirely separate investigation that gets into Trump's finances. And we've always known that Democrats were going to go down that road anyway, but their goal is to make it sound as it is still all connected with Russia. Keep the Russia fog out there. But I agree with you. If Muller comes out and says, look I've been doing this now for two years and pursued all this. And there is no concrete evidence. It's going to be harder poll for Democrats to make something like that. Stick. What happens? What happens Kim? If there is a if as John Dowd Trump's former lawyer who left the the as his attorney last year recently said, I don't even think there may be a report. So they may just close just say all right? This is the these are the extent of our indictments. We're going to pursue these cases to the end. But that's all there is what happens then politically that. Actually. I mean, it's hard to know Paul because on the one hand the great fear in the White House. And I think among some Republicans that was Muller was gonna put out a report that was somewhere in between. Right. It didn't have any concrete evidence of collusion. But instead, it would be a long rambling thing with a lot of innuendo and allow people to draw, you know, their own inferences about whether or not something untoward had happened. A lot of a lot of a lot of meetings a lot of episodes. But no canal. Acting tissue. No, connecting a framework. Right. And I think from the White House's perspective. That's a terrible place to be maybe even worse than will not worse in a claim collusion. But just in that it doesn't settle anything in an allows all the those who have conspiracy theories about this to to blow them even bigger at doesn't settle anything. But not putting out a report at all. There's a question. Does it do the same thing? Right. I mean, does it mean, maybe it's not as bad. But it's just a I think it would probably be a better situation for the White House. If there's no reported, a leave a lot of folks on the other side disappointed, and it'll be interesting to see what Muller does he doesn't necessarily have to follow any particular route here, some special counsels in past abusively written very long reports like Ken Starr into the the Clinton scenario. Others have taken the view that if there's. Nothing there to the actual crime or situation. They were asked to investigate than it wasn't their job to comment any further, and they closed up shop in one home. Well, some of those earlier independent counsels were when the late and unlamented independent counsel statute was enforced, and you right? You were Blige to report to issue. Some kind of report. Now, this is a special counsel without that statute under under internal just barmen rules, and there's no obligation for a special counsel issue. A report and several who have been named have not including the one remember that they're colder name to look into the CIA interogations. There was no public report issued in in in that in that in that case. So Muller has a lot of flexibility about what he might want to to do here. Now, of course in any case, you probably would be subpoenaed by the House Democrats, or at least invited to testify and tell them what he has. Has found. So so that could can lie that life could continue for him and his investigation after even he he says we have ended our our formal our formal work. I mean, I think that the the bottom line for me has always been. All right. Let's see the evidence. Let's wait. Let's look let's examine what he finds. And then we could make up our judgments about the the facts, and what it means for the Trump presidency and the election of two thousand sixteen after that that's still my default option. And so, but I do think he should wrap it up soon for the good of the country get this behind us and get people moving onto the away from litigating whether or not the twenty sixteen election was legitimate. But before we go Kim, I just want to talk about when more element with Andrew McCabe. And that is. He was identified by the inspector general as having lied to the FBI about the Hilary Clinton Email probe and a couple of instances, and that was referred to the by the I g to prosecutors to examine where does what do we know about where that stands? Well, it was referred in a couple of ways it was referred internally to the FBI to their office that handles the kind of professional conduct office, and that also handles HR, things, etc. And on the basis of that. He there was a recommendation he'd be terminated. And he was and of course, it caused a big brouhaha because he was he was fired right before he would have been eligible for his government, pension, etc. And he is continues to fight that separately. There are reports. But they have never been publicly confirmed or at least not by anyone on the record that he is subject of a grand jury investigation into this question of lying and potentially leaking. Remember, he was also fired for leaking information to the press nothing that was classified, you know, not a, but that we know of. But that was another reason that he was let go so these are yet unconfirmed reports Paul, and and I don't have any further information than that on them in the G scored him for lying about those leaks. Right. I mean that was yeah. That was part of the lion question. Exact. Well, all right. We shall follow this more. Thank you. We hope this helped a little bit and to dissect or at least to put the put all of these many accusations and counter-accusations into some context. Thanks, kim. Thanks to. All of you for listening. We'll be back later in the week with another addition Potomac watch.
How much power does an Attorney General have to protect a president?
"Can he do that is sponsored by T? Rowe price. Are you looking to learn a thing or two about getting your finances in order saving and investing? Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brain studio find it wherever you get your podcasts. The United States attorney general is one of the most powerful roles in American government yet right now that role is filled in a temporary capacity by acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker, President Trump's nominee? William bar awaits confirmation to officially fill the spot and this week the vote to confirm bar was delayed over some tensions after his confirmation. Raised concerns today that bar might not make public the special counsel's report on the Russia investigation. When it's finished his attorney general vacancy at this moment in time. It matters a lot much of the country is awaiting the conclusion of special prosecutor Robert Muller's investigation right now, you don't investigation is I think close to being completed, and I hope that we can get the report from director more Muller soon as we as possible. Whenever Muller's report is released. The attorney general is set to see it first before it's delivered. Congress. So what exactly happens when the attorney general reviews special prosecutor report can he redact material before it gets to congress can eat choose which parts of the report even get sent over. How does congress decide what's made public? And of course, does the president get a say. This is Kenny do that a podcast that explores the powers and limitations of the American presidency? I'm Alison, Michael. It turns out this isn't America's first rodeo with special investigations most of us can recall a particularly notable report released early September of nineteen ninety eight that had the country waiting on the edge of their seats anticipating its release will the mood of the country is incredible. And facilitation. I mean, this is an investigation that's been going on, you know, all through nineteen ninety eight the whole Monica Lewinsky thing had taken over the conversation in Washington. Yes. That's right. The star report the major independent counsel investigation. Led by Kenneth Starr into President Bill Clinton for the post's chief political correspondent, Dan balls. The release of that star report more than twenty years ago was one of those moments in American political history that sticks with you. Nobody quite knew win. It was coming. And it was one of these things where you knew it was about to happen. But you weren't exactly sure when it was going to happen. And then you didn't know exactly how it was going to unfold. So it's you know, it's this anticipation. It's. Everybody's kind of, you know, at the starting line waiting for this to drop and congress and the media, and you know, certainly, the White House all wondering what the heck is going to be in this thing about congress. Specifically what sort of tensions were mounting in congress in anticipation of this report will I mean, you had you had the Gingrich led congress in nineteen ninety eight and many people who throughout the year we're talking about the need to launch a peach mint proceedings, but all of that was in a partisan environment. And the White House was fighting back, and, you know, President Clinton was fighting back, and he had a very aggressive team of attorneys who were fighting back. You had this situation. Much like today in which there is a very important legal battle and very important legal questions that are there and questions about what constitutes grounds for impeachment, and you also have an incredibly partisan environment of Republicans versus Democrats in how people perceive it as as you recall, President Clinton's appro-. Evil ratings through this whole episode or quite good. I mean compared to President Trump's they were very very very good. I mean, he had a majority approval rating and yet Republicans in congress were after his scalp and were almost from the very beginning that the Monica Lewinsky story began to break. Okay. Says September ninth nineteen ninety eight is when the report was released to congress and then on September eleventh of nineteen ninety eight it was unreleased to the public. It did go to congress on Wednesday or Thursday, or whatever it was. But congress had like two seconds of advance notice on this. I mean, the Ken Starr's operation, basically called them and said, it's on the way, you know, in the sort of the OJ Simpson white Bronco chase TV cameras are following. You know, the vans that are going up to the congress. So they delivered two sets of the report congress. I think that star report itself was four five hundred pages. But then there were several thousand. Pages of documents. As I recall, they delivered the report and then thirty six boxes of material. Now, I think at that may have been two copies of everything. So eighteen boxes of you know, of backup material that included rod testimony to the grand jury and all kinds of things that you know, that you wouldn't you wouldn't release and the Republicans were not sure exactly what the what they should do about the timing of the release and one of the things that happened. Frankly is that the star report was incredibly salacious? I mean, I mean incredibly salacious I mean, the details. Nonetheless. The question was how much of that should come out. And I think as I think back on this. I think that the star team did not expect the most salacious stuff to be kind of thrown out into the public domain in the way it was. But when congress got the report, they move very very quickly and released it and probably released it in a way that that stars people had not intimidated. So all of a sudden you had, you know, this a incredibly damning report with a series of recommendations of what we're grounds for impeachment and also then just this tawdry description of all of the, you know, the encounters between President Clinton, and Monica Lewinsky, so it was both a circus and also kind of high drama on the legal front reports laid the grounds for impeachment. Did it sort of enumerate wrongdoings by the president? It talked about. Witness tampering and talked about obstruction of Justice in talked about perjury. So I mean, it it it laid out and put it in the context of impeachable offenses. So it provided a roadmap to you know, the Republicans in congress for impeachment proceedings. It was it was very clear what it was doing. And I think that was the way star interpreted his mandate. I mean, he can speak for himself. But I think that's the way he interpreted it that and not everybody did. I mean, the lawyers for the president indicated that the terms of his appointment basically only said that he should issue. A report I e factual details, but not make it in the sense of a prosecutor's brief and star interpreted his mandate differently. Now because more as a country into the pitting a report from special prosecutor is the situation we're in. Now, do you see it as analogous to what what our country the situation our country was in before the star report? Can we compare these two moments in time? We can I think so I mean, you've got to do you've got a lengthy investigation that could very well lead to impeachment proceedings. I think there a couple of differences one is that that was focused almost entirely on President Clinton. I mean that was that was the focus of this. The Muller investigation is we know is much more sprawling. When we don't know how much of it in the end is going to focus on President Trump as opposed to what all the people that we, you know, many of whom we know about already in a number of whom have already been indicted. What was the activity of people in the orbit of the Trump campaign vis-a-vis the Russians and the degree to which there was collusion. Operation and the question, then of if there was if they find that there was collusion cooperation that you know, that is beyond the ferris what role if any did the president play in that. So that's that's one important difference as we await what Muller does the other difference in this is that Robert Mueller has to go through the Justice department. I mean, he he he will not just send it to congress Zion or standing, and so there's an additional step which is why there's a debate about what will be released. How much will be released publicly? Can he do that is sponsored by T? Rowe price. Are you looking to learn a thing or two about getting your finances in order saving and investing? Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brain studio find it wherever you get your podcasts. When Kenneth Starr released his report to congress in nineteen ninety eight the law at the time did not require him to send his findings to the attorney general since then though that law has expired, and now Robert Muller must send his report to the head of the Justice department that reality means whoever fills that vacancy can play a crucial role in what information from Muller's findings get through to congress, and ultimately to the public, and despite delays this week that attorney general is likely to be William bar. So William bar is basically poised to become the once in future attorney general he was the attorney general in the early nineties for George H W Bush, and so he's already had the job. And now he is very close to becoming the attorney general again, that's longtime national security reporter, Devon Barrett. He's been covering the ins and outs of the Muller investigation for the Washington Post. And he was basically picked by the president. Because a lot of the people around the president said he would be the perfect person to take this very tough job in a very tough situation and bar has pitched himself to the public in the Senate and the president as someone who is basically so old, and you know, has done it before. So he's not really beholden to anyone. That's his public pitch is, you know, I'm not going to take die for anyone. And I'm not gonna you know cower before anyone because I alternatively I William bar don't need this job. And yet his vote his confirmation vote was delayed this week. Why? Well, for one thing when it comes to senior officials confirmation process, it's pretty typical this point in Washington for the minority party to just demand and get an extra week that is an oddly frequent ritual. Let's say in the confirmation process of senior officials, but it was delayed, and it was delayed in large part because Democrats are unhappy with some of bars answers about whether or not Muller's final. Report will become public and how much of that information would be made public and Democrats are pretty unhappy with bars answers on that point. Yeah, I wanna talk a little bit more about that. But one other point of contention that has emerged from from bars. Hearing is that he suggested that he won't necessarily heed advice from the Justice Department's ethics council about recusing himself. So if the ethics council decides that their recommendation is that he recuse himself from any Muller probe involvement. He might not necessarily listen to them is that unusual. It is unusual. And it's it's becoming more usual by the month because the current acting attorney general Matt Whitaker did essentially the same thing in that. Ethics officials said to Whitaker we think you should recuse here and Whitaker's own advisers told him, we don't think you should follow that wreck that that view and Whitaker decided not to recuse and frankly Whitaker's decision paves the way for bar to give himself that option. It's strange. Frankly, the DOJ ethics process is usually done behind closed doors, and doesn't get this level of scrutiny from the outside. But now that we have as levels scrutiny ever, everything that's happened with the Russian investigation recusals over the last two years, it's very alarming to a lot of Democrats that bars basically giving himself the out of well, if I'm told to recuse I may just decide not to do it. But why would bar even be told her recused himself so bar as basically a pundit senior respected conservative lawyer in Washington wrote a bunch of editorial pieces in which he that times defended some of the president's actions like firing Jim commes, FBI director or criticized other Justice department officials actions like for example, then deputy attorney general Sally Yates decision, not to defend the I travel ban which was very controversial in how it was done in executed, and he has made basically made a series of public statements that have expressed significant skepticism about Muller's mission and to some Democrats. That's very. Alarming is there any evidence that he would let say limit Muller's funding his probe anything like that. There's no evidence of that. And he insists that he will not stop Muller before his work is done, and he will not fire Muller without good cause and doesn't in you know, he and mother are old colleagues and friends they worked together at the Justice department before. So he has insisted that he wants more to finish his work, and he will not as he put it, you know, bay an improper order to to dismiss Muller or or cut him off, the knees and in a bureaucratic sense. But frankly for a lot of Democrats that's not good enough. They want more promises from bar that he'll release more information. When the time comes okay? So on that point this as you say was a major point of contention in his confirmation hearings. Whether or not he would limit the contents of the report that were made public or released a congress. What is the normal process for releasing a special prosecutor report? So it happens very rarely. We know what the regular. Nations call for which is basically Muller to file a report of what he's done, and why to the attorney general, and then the attorney general to file some sort of report to congress about the conclusion of the work bar hasn't very mixed signals as to as to how much information might be contained in such a filing and a lot of Democrats are demanding promises. Upfront that Muller's report, whatever it is be sent to them directly direct passing the attorney general completely if not bypassing then at least, you know, letting them look over the attorney general shoulder and make some of their own judgments as to as to what Muller says, so why might something let's say legitimately get redacted from Muller's report before it gets to congress one of the basic principles of federal prosecutions is that if you do not charge someone with the crime, you do not for lack of a better term air out all the bad stuff, you found that didn't lead up to a criminal charge. That is written into the rigs that is a longtime. Of the department. I gotta say though, like one of the strange things about the last few years at the department of Justice has been how far then FBI director. Jim Komi went from that practice and bar. I think pretty significant to me bar in his confirmation hearing specifically pointed to how Komi did that in terms of saying saying publicly a number of critical things about Hillary Clinton, even as he announced he was not going to seek charges against her and bar, very specifically single that out and said, you know, this is not how the department does business that has some real implications for for what might happen with any Muller report in that. If for example, Muller tells the attorney general what he found for a variety of people around the president that he did not decide to charge with any crimes. There is internally consistent logic to not releasing that information publicly to just saying, you know, what we're not charging them or not gonna speak to it. But is there a case to be made that essentially Komi? Set a new precedent for what the public should expect. I think there were certainly be a lot of Democrats who make that argument. And there may even be some lawyers who make that argument, I know that within the Justice department there is a great deal of concern that comas example, should not become a precedent. And and so I think this is going to be I suspect this will be this will be a bit of a struggle between the Justice department and congress on that very point. So if we're following the Justice department precedent that you don't indict a sitting president would you then not air out any details about the president's involvement because ultimately, he's not going to be indicted. I think there's certainly an argument you could make for that. And I think part of the marker that bar has laid down publicly is that if we're not going to accuse anyone of anything, and I I think there's a distinction to be made between accusing versus indicting because obviously, I think both Muller and bar are are not interested in changing Justice department precedent on the. Notion that you do not indict a sitting president. But if you were not going to accuse someone of wrongdoing up to an including the president. I don't think it's likely that they will want to say much about what they found about that person. Whether it's the president whether it's someone close to the president. I think they're going to be fairly quiet on that front if they're not accusing anyone of wrongdoing eat unthank- Muller would necessa-. And again, we're we're all guessing. But is there a possibility that Muller would loud a case for here's if somebody were to indict the president, this is the case against him. Is that something that we would see I think that's always been the general framework for how Muller is approaching the work that his his mandate is to find out what happened here. And if it includes suspected criminal acts by people up to an including the president that he needs to report that even if that doesn't get reported an indictment form because of longstanding DOJ views on that. I definitely think that's on the table. I don't think we know enough to predict yet. Whether Muller believes he has evidence of that kind of criminal behavior by the president or or others close to him. And so just to clarify, though, the attorney general can decide whether or not that information goes into the report, the attorney general decides what information goes to to congress to the report to congress Muller decides what he puts in the report to the attorney general. And frankly, I think members of congress are going to fight tooth and nail to see every iterating of of that process. I don't think lawmakers are going to be satisfied just being told by the attorney general, for example, will I've told you all the important parts. Right. So the attorney general is an incredibly important role when it comes to a special prosecutor investigation releasing of this findings, absolutely. So here, whomever. The next attorney general is likely William bar. He's in a position to potentially, protect whomever Muller's. Report might condemn in theory. I mean that that's definitely a possibility. I think Barve uses job, first and foremost is protecting Baras said he views his job, first and foremost, protecting the Justice department, and this is a this this entire case in this entire issue of investigating president is very treacherous ground for the Justice department, which answers to the president. So I I do think that the attorney general is supremely important in this process. But I also think Muller's view of these questions is supremely important. I don't think if Muller believes something should be up at this way. If Muller believes something should be out in the public space. I think other people would have a hard time preventing Muller from getting that out in the public space in one way or another. So Muller's view of this stuff is just as important if not more so than bars is bar at risk of not being confirmed. I I really don't think. So I mean, first of all Republican. Nhs have the numbers, and there has been very little indication of Republicans going soft or growing concerned about bar. So right out of the gate. It doesn't seem like that's going to be an issue. Frankly, Democrats were a bit slow to even raise this concern about, you know, a public reporter or not public report or the recusals or not public accused his hearing was largely very friendly and very respectful, and it seemed only a day later that some of the Democrats realize that some of his answers were problematic the very things they care most about. So the notion that they could you know, turn back the clock. I think is a little fetched. And so I do think it's very likely that he gets confirmed. I think the big question is does he get confirmed in the next week or two which is the expectation because if that happens, and he will almost certainly be the attorney general dealing with whatever Muller's work product is. But if it drags on the confirmation, I mean, then you have to wonder so does the acting. Attorney general actually have to make some of these calls and that could be a much Messier set of decisions does the president. Besides technically overseeing the Justice department is he able to intervene in any way with the release of Muller's report. So the president is the boss of the attorney general and the president is through the attorney general the boss of the special counsel. What both what bar has really made adamant adamantly clear is that he will not permit any sort of political interference or meddling with Muller's process. So he has pledged that publicly, and I think if the president gave an improper order in that way bar his pretty clearly signaled, he would not follow it. And that seems to be a pretty firm ground. He's he staked out there. And what happens when an attorney general doesn't follow the orders of the president. Well, I mean in theory, you risk being fired because, you know, everyone every cabinet Secretary, Sir. Serves at the pleasure of the president. You can be fired for any reason. Or no reason at all. So that would be up to the president really if in that scenario, but I gotta say, you know, watching. Watching the last two years. What's been striking about this process has been that after the Komi firing? And obviously, the Komi fire was a big deal in this process in sort of set a lot of this emotion. You know, the president has been reluctant to sort of drop the hammer on on other folks in the Justice department precisely because the the back the political backlash of it might be more than he's willing to take. So he's often held fired. All right. So my final question to you. Then is how do you expect this political pressure on the Justice department sort of play out in the eyes of the public? Look, this is a little nerdy. But I have watched for more than a year as House Republicans have gone after Justice department officials very hard to release every scrap of paper, they have on the Clinton Email investigation and other things I frankly, expect a bit of role reversal now where you might very well, see Democrats taking up a very similar charge against the Justice department demanding. Documents about the Russian investigation. Because if what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Then by that by that measure, you know, whatever is not made public by the attorney general congress, and particularly House Democrats may force the Justice department to make public. This has been another episode of can he do that? If you liked listening to this, please share it tell a friend send me an Email, send me a tweet and come back next week for more. Thanks for listening. Can he do that is eighteen effort here at the post? It's produced by the incredibly helpful Carol alderman with design help from cat rebel Brooks logo. Art from the rent, Bogue, Leo and theme music by Ted Moldoon. The few like can we do that? You should check out. Some of our other great podcasts. Like post reports every afternoon host Martine powers brings you the unparalleled reporting and analysis you expect from the post newsroom in our newest daily podcast or try retro pod. A daily show for history lovers featuring surprising stories about the past rediscovered, you can find these shows anywhere. 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Trump to declare a national emergency and Barr is confirmed
"Can he do that is sponsored by T? Rowe price. Are you looking to learn a thing or two about getting your finances in order saving and investing? Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brain studio find it wherever you get your podcasts. Each week. We bring you the answers to some critical questions about the powers of the presidency. And to do that we often anticipate moments that are likely to happen. And then helped clarify what the consequences might be. If they do Thursday, two of those anticipated moments came to fruition. The White House announced President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to get funding for his wall on the US Mexico border and William bar was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States attorney general and so this week we're bringing you a refresher episode in response to these important news moments. This can he do that a podcast that explores the powers and limitations of the American presidency. I'm Alison Michaels and this week. We'll be rerunning parts of some recent episodes that explain the news events that unfolded Thursday. I won't revisit our episode examining the rules that govern the president's ability to declare a national emergency in. Early January during the partial government shutdown. We talked to LIZA goatee in of the Brennan center for Justice. She oversaw the centers recent study about the vast and lesser known powers granted to a president when he declares a national emergency. And when we talked Trump was merely considering declaring an emergency to fund a border wall last, explain the extent, then of Trump's power when states of emergency are put in place. I'd asked her about the law passed in nineteen seventy six that granted presidents sweeping executive power under emergency declaration congress passed this law as an effort to try to actually increase congressional oversight and supervision of the president's use of emergency powers. So presidents were already declaring national emergencies and making use of various statutes that said that the president could do certain things in national -mergency. But there was very little structure to the process and very little congressional involvement in the post Watergate era, congress thought the law would limit the dangers of sweeping executive power. By increasing congressional oversight. It didn't exactly work out that way, the congress made a choice when it passed that law not to put any limitations on the president's ability to declare a national emergency in the first instance, why would they do that? I think they thought that oversight and accountability and reporting would be sufficient, and I think that's a mistake that congress often makes actually when the executive branch is overreaching or Congress's worried about overreaching, congressman said if it just requires a few more reports, and you know, if you hearings that that's going to do the trick the truth of the matter is that the substantive provisions of law are what bind the executive branch, and if those provisions are too broad or too permissive, you know, all the oversight and accountability in the world is not really going to solve that problem. It turns out that that miscalculation by congress. The belief that oversight would be sufficient way to set limits on presidential power. In national emergencies has had some pretty big consequences for decades since the national emergencies act. Congress has authorized one hundred and thirty six emergency powers ninety six of those powers can be activated by the president alone. There's a huge range, and they address almost every possible area of government that you can think of the include things like controlling agricultural exports changing the wage rate requirements for public contracts, controlling domestic transportation, there's really an enormous range and really some of these these laws involve narrow common sense responses to foreseeable crises. So for example, there's a law that allows basically the experimental use of of drugs or other medical interventions without FDA approval in the case of a public health emergency a crisis like a fast moving pandemic, whether simply no time to. Go through the process of getting FDA approval, and you can see situations in which something like that would be necessary. And it's also hard to see how a provision like that would be abused. But then some of the other provisions are much broader and really give the president tremendously since to do things that it's tricky to see how they how they could help matters rather than making them worse. So right. So for my understanding for somebody who's not a lawyer, if you even if the national emergency at hand, let's say isn't a public health emergency. He still can use those public health that this provision that's related to public health to meet the needs of his emergency. Is it like no matter what the emergency is you could access to all of these provisions. It depends on the provisions some of the provisions actually do require a more of a connection they require that certain findings be made or that certain conditions exist, but most of them don't. So there are literally dozens of laws at the president can access. No matter what the nature of the emergency. And no matter whether there is any fit between the law. He's invoking and the crisis at hand. So for my under. Standing we are currently in several state of emergencies. Right. Like, it's not there. These are ongoing. They haven't ended there. Some that began under George W Bush at nine eleven Trump has issued. I think too since he's been president for how three so how are these ongoing? What does it actually mean to be in a state of emergency? And what does that look like a state of emergency can last for a year under the national emergencies act, but then the president can renew it and renewing it is no harder than issuing it. In the first instance, it just requires the president signature on a piece of paper, and then it lasts for another year and that can go on year after year after year, and that's exactly what tends to happen. So the nine eleven emergency is not the oldest state of emergency that we're in. We are still in a state of emergency over the Iran hostage crisis from nineteen seventy nine and there are several other states of emergency. That are still in place that are older than the nine eleven state of emergency. The average length of these states of emergency over the last forty years has been about ten. In years. Okay. And are those states of emergency being leveraged in some way that we don't see. I think the answer is. Yes. Under the national emergencies act. The president is supposed to report to congress every six months on basically his expenditures during the state of emergency. And you can actually find those reports going up to about I think two thousand three you can find those reports online you cannot find those reports publicly since since then the they might be being filed. But it's you I have not been able to get hold of them. Let me just let me just put it that way. And so what's being done under the nine eleven state of emergency. For example. We have some indications there's some public reporting. We know that it was used right after nine eleven to implement stop loss and to call up reservists. It was then misused during the Iraq war to do the same thing. Even though the Iraq war. Had nothing to do with nine eleven and the president has to state in the declaration of emergency the particular statutory authorities. He's using so that gives us at least a general sense of what's being done. But the specifics there's not enough transparency in terms of of what's happening under these emergencies. So have presidents typically kind of self regulated on the use of these powers or have we seen presidents abused? The powers that they're granted in states emergency for the most part. There has been in my view, a surprising amount of self-regulation more than two thirds of these powers appear to have never been invoked. Or at least not since the national emergencies act was passed. So that to me suggests, you know, quite a bit of of self-regulation on the other hand, we have seen some misuses, and the examples I would give our president worship you Bush relying on the nine eleven state of emergency to free up his use of the military in Iraq. Trump also relied on the nine eleven state of emergency last year when he invoked a lot to fill a chronic shortage of air, force pilots. So that was I think misuse both presidents Obama and Trump invoked non existent economic crises in order to adjust the statutory pay raise for federal employees. So we we've seen misuses Ken the president declare an national emergency under the current circumstances. Is there enough of a justification for declaring? Well, the definition of an emergency should be that. There are unforeseen and unforeseeable circumstances that are very different from the norm. And that require immediate intervention at a speed that is that only the the president can accomplish that congress can accomplish that there's essentially no no time for congress to fulfil, its usual role here the legal question that the courts would look at is more complicated. As as legal questions often are and in this case, it's really compounded by the fact that congress chose to really place no limits on the president's ability to declare national emergency. And if he does declare national emergency is it within his authority to then go ahead and start building the wall what he can do is access specific provisions contained in these various different laws, but he has to stay within those provisions. So the question is do any of those laws address the situation here? Do they give him a thority to to engage in this project that has not been authorized or funded by congress? There are a couple of laws that have been floated that allow the secretary of defense to basically move money around. I would say that neither of those laws is a perfect match, and they are both open to legal challenge. Ultimately, that's probably where the legal fight will be in the courts, even though really what the fight should be is does the president get to declare a national emergency to get around the will of congress. Can he do that is sponsored by T? Rowe price. Are you looking to learn a thing or two about getting your finances in order saving and investing? Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price in the Washington Post brand studio find it wherever you get your podcasts. Now, Trump's emergency declaration was one new development on Thursday, the other as I mentioned earlier was the confirmation of William bar to serve as the United States. Attorney general shortly after bars confirmation hearing in mid January I sat down with Washington Post national security reporter Devlin Barrett. We talked about what bars confirmation would mean for the relationship between the president and the Justice department and about how bar as a Torney general could play a major role in the release of the mother report. Here's that conversation. So Devlin tell me a little bit about William bar. How did he find himself nominated for attorney general so William bar is basically poised to become the once in future attorney general he was the attorney general in the early nineties for George H W Bush, and so he's already had the job. And now he is very close to becoming the attorney general again, and he was basically picked by the president. Because a lot of the people around the president said he would be the perfect person to take this very tough job in a very tough situation. And bar has pitched himself to the public in the Senate and the president as someone who is basically so old, and you know, has done it before. So he's not really beholden to anyone. That's his public pitch is, you know, I'm not going to take a die for anyone. And I'm not gonna you know cower before anyone because I ultimately I William bar don't need this job. And yet his vote his confirmation vote was delayed this week. Why? Well, for one thing when it comes to senior officials confirmation process, it's pretty typical this point in Washington for the minority party to just demand and get an extra week that is an oddly frequent ritual. Let's say in the confirmation process of senior officials, but it was delayed, and it was delayed in large part because Democrats are unhappy with some of bars answers about whether or not Muller's final report will become public and how much of that information would be made public. Democrats are are pretty unhappy with bars answers on that point. Yeah. I wanna talk a little bit more about that. But one other point of contention that has emerged from from bars. Hearing is that he suggested that he won't necessarily heat advice from the Justice Department's ethics council about recusing himself. So if the ethics council decides that their recommendation is that he recused himself from any Muller probe involvement. He might not necessarily listen to them is that unusual. It is unusual. And it's although it's becoming more usual by the month because the current acting attorney general Matt Whitaker did essentially the same thing in that. Ethics officials said to Whitaker we think you should recuse here and Whitaker's zone. Advisers told him we don't think you should follow that wreck that that view and Whitaker decided not to recuse and frankly Whitaker's decision paves the way for bar to give himself that option. It's strange, frankly, the DOJ ethics process is usually done behind closed doors, and doesn't get this level of scrutiny from the outside. But now. That we have as level scrutiny after everything that's happened with the Russian investigation recusals over the last two years. It's a very alarming to a lot of Democrats that bars basically giving himself the out of well, if I'm told to recuse I may just decide not to do it. But why would bar even be told her recuse himself so bar as basically a pundit senior respected conservative lawyer in Washington wrote a bunch of editorial pieces in which he that times defended some of the president's actions like firing Jim commes, FBI director or criticized other Justice department officials actions like for example, then deputy attorney general Sally Yates decision, not to defend the I travel ban which was very controversial in how it was done and executed, and he has made basically made a series of public statements that have expressed significant skepticism about Muller's mission and to some Democrats. That's very alarming. Is there any evidence that he would let say limit Muller's funding? His pro anything like that. There's no evidence of that. And he insists that he will not stop Muller before his work is done, and he will not fire Muller without good cause and doesn't in you know, he and Muller old colleagues and friends they work together at the Justice department before. So he has insisted that he wants to finish his work, and he will not as he put it, you know, obey an improper order to to dismiss Muller or or cut him off, the knees and in a bureaucratic sense. But frankly for a lot of Democrats that's not good enough. They want more promises from bar that he'll release more information. When the time comes okay? So on that point this as you say was a major point of contention in his confirmation hearings. Whether or not he would limit the contents of the report that were made public are released a congress. What is the normal process for releasing a special prosecutor report? So it happens very rarely. We know what the regulations call for which is basically Muller to file a report of what he's done in. Why to the attorney general? And then the attorney general to file some sort of report to congress about the conclusion of the work bar hasn't very mixed signals is to as to how much information might be contained in such a filing in a lot of Democrats are demanding a promises upfront that Muller's report, whatever it is be sent to them directly directly, bypassing the attorney general completely if not bypassing then at least, you know, letting them look over the attorney general shoulder and make some of their own judgments as to as to what Muller says, so why might something let's say legitimately get redacted from Muller's report before it gets to congress one of the basic principles of federal prosecutions is that if you do not charge someone with the crime, you do not for lack of a better term air out all the bad stuff, you found that didn't lead up to a criminal charge. That is written into the rigs that is a longtime practice of the department. I gotta say though, like one of the strange things about the last few years at the department of Justice has. Been how far then FBI director. Jim Komi went from that practice and bar. I think pretty significant to me bar in his confirmation hearing specifically pointed to how Komi did that in terms of saying saying publicly a number of critical things about Hillary Clinton, even as he announced he was not going to seek charges against her and bar, very specifically single that out and said, you know, this is not how the department does business that has some real implications for for what might happen with any Muller report in that. If for example, Muller tells the attorney general what he found for a variety of people around the president that he did not decide to charge with any crimes. There is internally consistent logic to not releasing that information publicly to just saying, you know, what we're not charging them or not gonna speak to it. But is there a case to be made that essentially Komi set a new precedent for what the public should expect? I think there were certainly be a lot of Democrats who make that argh. And there may even be some lawyers who make that argument. I know that within the Justice department. There is a great deal of concern that comas example, should not become a precedent. And and so I think this is going to be I suspect this will be this will be a bit of a struggle between the Justice department and congress on that very point. So if we're following the Justice department precedent that you don't indict a sitting president would you then not air out any details about the president's involvement because ultimately, he's not going to be indicted. I think there's certainly an argument you could make for that. And I think part of the marker that bar has laid down publicly is that if we're not going to accuse anyone of anything, and I I think there's a distinction to be made between accusing versus indicting because obviously I think both Muller and bar are are not interested in changing Justice department precedent on the notion that you do not indict a sitting president. But if you were not going to accuse someone of wrongdoing up to an including the press. I don't think it's likely that they will want to say much about what they found about that person. Whether it's the president whether it's someone close to the president. I think they're going to be fairly quiet on that front if they're not accusing anyone of wrongdoing, you don't think that Muller would necessarily again, we're we're we're all guessing. But is there a possibility that Muller would loud a case for here's if somebody were to indict the president, this is the case against him. Is that something that we would see I think that's always been the general framework for how Muller is approaching the work that his his mandate is to find out what happened here. And if it includes suspected criminal acts by people up to an including the president that he needs to report that even if that doesn't get reported in Dighton form because of longstanding DOJ views on that. I definitely think that's on the table. I don't think we know enough to predict yet whether Muller. Believes he has evidence of that kind of criminal behavior by the president or or others close to him. And so just to clarify, though, the attorney general can decide whether or not that information goes into the report, the attorney general decides what information goes to to congress to the report to congress Muller decides what he puts in the report to the attorney general. And frankly, I think members of congress are going to fight tooth and nail to see every ration- of of that process. I don't think lawmakers are going to be satisfied just being told by the attorney general, for example, will I've told you all the important parts. Right. So the attorney general is an incredibly important role when it comes to a special prosecutor investigation releasing of this findings, absolutely. So here, whomever. The next attorney general is likely William bar. He's in a position to potentially protect whomever Muller's report might condemn in theory. I mean that that's definitely a possibility. I think Barve use his job. First and foremost is protecting Baras said he views his job, first and foremost, protecting the Justice department, and this is a this this entire case in this entire issue of investigating president is very treacherous ground for the Justice department, which answers to the president. So I I do think that the attorney general is supremely important in this process. But I also think Muller's view of these questions is supremely important. I don't think if Muller believes something should be put it this way. If Muller beliefs something should be out in the public space. I think other people would have a hard time preventing Muller from getting that out in the public space in one way or another. So Muller's view of this stuff is just as important if not more so than bars does the president. Besides technically overseeing the Justice department is he able to intervene in any way with the release of Muller's report. So the president is the boss of the attorney. General and the president is through the attorney general the boss of the special counsel. What both what bar has really made adamant adamantly clear is that he will not permit any sort of political interference or meddling with Muller's process. So he has pledged that publicly, and I think if the president gave an improper order in that way bar his pretty clearly signaled, he would not follow it. And that seems to be a pretty firm ground. He's he staked out there. And what happens when an attorney general doesn't follow the orders of the president. Well, I mean in theory, you risk being fired because, you know, everyone every cabinet secretary serves at the pleasure of the president. You can be fired for any reason. Or no reason at all. So that would be up to the president really if in that scenario, but I gotta say, you know, watching. Watching the last two years. What's been striking about this process has been that after the Komi firing? And obviously the Komi firing was a big deal in this process in sort of set a lot of this motion. You know, the president has been reluctant to sort of drop the hammer on on other folks in the Justice department precisely because the the back the political backlash of it might be more than he's willing to take. So he's often held fired. All right. So my final question to you. Then is how do you expect this political pressure on the Justice department sort of play out in the eyes of the public? Look, this is a little nerdy. But I have watched for more than a year as House Republicans have gone after Justice department officials very hard to release every scrap of paper, they have on the Clinton Email investigation and other things I frankly, expect a bit of role reversal now where you might very well, see Democrats taking up a very similar charge against the Justice department demanding. Documents about the Russian investigation. Because if what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Then by that by that measure, you know, whatever is not made public by the attorney general congress in particularly House, Democrats may force the Justice department to make public. This has been another episode of can he do that? Now, I've been hosting this podcast for more than two years. We just hit our two year anniversary and this week. We have a special question for our listeners. 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Exonerated: Part 2 # 944
"Get ready to hear the truth about America on a show. That's not immune to the facts with your host. Dan Bongino, what the Dan Bongino show producer? Joe? How are you today? Let's go fast two thousand nine. Gloat through Joe calls this gloat fast staff, twenty jeans. All we had just a a banner day yesterday. It's going to be by far our most listened to show ever exonerated part one where we just decimate the entire collusion scandal after the Muller report has been released. This is part two of that. This is going to be my intention with these two shows yesterday on Monday today on Tuesday with this two part series is to give you two hours of content and tirelessly start to finish decimating this entire case. So you have the mental amunition. That's the point is exonerated is also going to be the title to my second book the sequel to spy gate, so and that's where that's coming from. Listen, I got a lot to get today. It's going to be a stack show. Let's get right to it. 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Lindsey Graham gave a press conference yesterday shortly after we concluded taping yesterday's show in that he releases three key tidbits of information about where the investigation now. Now that we're on the counter strike folks time for apologizing for a fake Russian collusion scandal. Not that you and I ever did that but some in the rhino Republican because oh my gosh. Donald Trump may have colluded with the Russians know, you wishy washy four. All that never happened. You should've taken a stand from day one. Lindsey Graham gave us an indication yesterday about where the investigation is going to go next. Let's cue up those video cuts right there. This is important play cut one because he starts to indicate here why there was an anomaly about the FBI investigation during the Trump campaign if they were so convinced the Trump campaign was being infiltrated by Russian forces play that cut me then and now. What makes no sense to me? Is all the abuse by the department of Justice and the FBI the unprofessional conduct the shady behavior. Nobody seems to think this much important. Well, that's going to change. Our hope I've been calling since the end of twenty seventeen for a special counsel to be appointed to look at whether or not the FIS a warrant process was abused for political purposes, whether or not a counterintelligence investigations was opened up. Regarding the Trump campaign as a back door to spy on the campaign still to this day and a loss to explain why nobody went to President Trump to tell him. They may be some people in your orbit. That are connected to the Russians and working with the Russians. Oh, yes. Something Joe you, and I have discussed repeatedly on the show and is a core component of book to if the FBI was so convinced that Russian infiltrators were making inroads into a presidential campaign for Donald J Trump the Republican nominee and a Republican candidate while they were investigating him. Then why the hell they tell Donald Trump that. Now, if you're a regular listener to the show, you already know this. But this is the only place you're going to hear this because nobody else seems to be covering this. This was already tried before on Senator John McCain when John McCain ran for president against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during that first term Barack Obama that election, of course, he won. But remember Hillary Clinton was a candidate in that race to beat her in the in the not for the nomination. That's right now, Paul if you wouldn't mind throwing up that piece from circa this is a circuit dot com piece from John Solomon from a little while ago talking about how isn't it awfully coincidental? That the McCain campaign was accused of the exact same Russian collusion. Keep that up for a minute. The exact same Russian collusion if you'd like to see the visual YouTube dot com slash Bongino. He was accused of this ready. In other words, ladies and gentlemen, this tactics already been tried. Let me read to you from the circuit dot com. He's there was just one fact missing from his narrative exactly one decade earlier. It was McCain's own presidential campaign. That was being oil by concerns of possible Russian influence in his own inner circle ironically with the same players Manafort therapa, ska Kislyak and Putin the same people that dominate the current Trump controversy. Ladies and gentlemen. They already tried this movie script the Clinton team the most corrupt political crime family. We've seen in modern American history to Clinton's this is already been tried before on McCain. Now, what stopped them from running full bore? Because you remember this didn't get as much attention right show. If you remember, I know for those who just got into politics recently. Although this was tried against McCain. It never got the media bandwidth that Trump fake Russian collusion with the Russians dead right now. Benefactor you probably send us the first time. I'm hearing about this. There's a reason I didn't lose you. I know exactly where I'm going with this. The reason is John McCain's campaign Gotti defensive briefing by the FBI about potential Russian interference. And what happened they got rid of the people and moved on? And what they thought was the story or the Clinton team or others or the Democrats thought would be a story became an non story. Lindsey Graham knows this. Of course, Lindsey Graham was John McCain's friend. I'm not absolving McCain. You already know David Kramer. And the McCain institute his role in this later on. But let's be clear on this Lindsey Graham can be an ally. Here Graham knows this was tried before on his friend. The now pass John McCain it's stopped because the FBI went to McCain and said we have some suspicious Russian players trying to infiltrate your team. Why wasn't that same briefing given to Donald Trump? The reason is because the FBI did not want to stop Russian infiltration fake or real into the Trump campaign. Because the FBI needed. Mythical references ace ops fables about Russian interference in the Trump campaign to do what to investigate Donald J Trump sucks. You're Dr right at us Taddeo. Oh, the FBI never had any attention. The people investigating this of stopping the mythical Russian collusion scandal because they were using it to investigate Donald Trump to spy on their campaign. This had already been tried on McCain don't ever forget, the movie script, the two thousand and seven Wall Street Journal article what Glenn Simpson from fusion GPS lays out the plot. And the attempt to use the plot in two thousand and eight against John McCain. All right. I gotta move on. This is statutory point number two in yesterday's presser with Lindsey Graham, he brings up this interesting tidbit that Holman Jenkins wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal about yesterday that's getting almost no attention whatsoever. None. Play cut number two and pay particular attention to his reference to Loretta Lynch campaign. I don't know, but I'm gonna try to find out as to the Clinton Email disposition. Why did call me do what he did? Why did he take over the investigation in July? Make a statement that she did a lot of bad things, but not quite a crime. That did affect this election. In if the shoe on the other foot Republicans would have been pretty mad about that. What was the conflict that made Loretta Lynch? So unable to preside over the Clinton Email investigation. Was it just a tarmac meeting or was it more? Woo. Was it more? Now, here's you know. Like, we have the Devon newness translator where newness knows the whole case. But he has to be cryptic about what he says because he doesn't want to disclose classified information because he's an honorable guy. We need to start employing Lindsey Graham translator to because I assure you Graham, knows the whole cases. Well, there's a reason Lindsey Graham brought up Loretta Lynch, and that tarmac meeting and ask the question or was it something else? And it's not because Lindsey was asking a question. It's because Lindsey already knows the answer, and you have to employ the Graham translator. If you read the home in piece yesterday Holman Jenkins has been all over this at the Wall Street Journal, and you know, where I'm going with this many of you haven't. So don't worry. I'll tight right up for you. In a bow. Ladies and gentlemen. There's now it's starting to spread like wildfire. A theory out there that Jim Comi gave that press conference the July fifth press conference where he goes out right before the in the summer of the election is it's heating up Trump and Clinton call me gives us presser lays out MRs Clinton's crimes. And at the end says, and we're not gonna prosecutor, and he says I haven't reviewed any of this with the Justice department Komi, essentially usurps prosecutorial powers, the FBI director. Jim Komi has no power to prosecute as the FBI director at all. I hope you all understood that at the time that is exclusively the role the department of Justice in government, lawyers Jim Komi headed in investigative agency. The FBI not a prosecutorial one. But he used surp- the powers of the Justice department. There's a theory out there that Jim Komi fell prey to a Russian disinformation scandal, and maybe to embarrassed to admit, it, the theory goes like this folks, I know Jerry may not have heard this before. On the show along time ago. So you might have forgotten it a lot of people have I have I have forgotten Graham knows what he's saying was that tarmac meeting central to Jim commes press conference. Was it something else? The something else is a Russian Email chain that is alleged to have been passed around and intercepted read by Komi and others. That was fake. It was a fake information chain the Russians putting out disinformation saying, Loretta Lynch is corrupted. She's worked a corrupt deal with the Clintons, and they're going to make this whole thing. Go away. Track me here. It's fake the emails fake. But call me Joe thinks he has a legitimate Russian intercepted Email about a Russian intercept that the Russians know Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch have been compromised, and they've cut a corrupt deal to let her off the hawk set up and not down baby all like blowing pigs act like bowling pins. This is where this is where this is going next. So I they want to know why Trump wasn't briefed because the FBI wanted to investigate Trump. Secondly, was Jim Komi himself giving that July fifth brief because Colby himself was the victim of Russian disinformation. Oh, boy, would that be embarrassing. Are you following me, folks? In other words, there's a theory out there that Comi gave the July fifth briefing because he was played by the Russians who basically sent them a fake Email saying Lynch had been compromised Lynch may very well have been compromised, but not because of that Russian Email. It was a fake Graham already knows the answer. Read any piece by Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal about Loretta Lynch. He's been on this for a long time. What's the headline for takeaway to remember takeaway one why didn't Trump get a defensive brief takeaway to why did that presser happened on July fifth? Takeaway too is because Jim Komi may have been played for a fool by the Russians. Believe me Jenkins is a skilled reporter and Graham knows exactly what he's doing with that. All right. Let's play cut three because this is where the investigation is going after those two items when we go on the counter attack at start to investigate the real perpetrators. Listen to what he says about how the Clinton Email case was open and closed lickety-split just like that and team and to get to their how could in October right before the election. We find out that emails on the Clinton's server wind up in the hands of Anthony Weiner and just within forty eight hours. Everybody's good to go. This is bizarre. Best fair, you go Lindsey asking questions again, Joe. But I am you Joe is Lindsay really asking questions with let me answer that for you. Joe? The answer is absolutely not. I'm sorry to cut you off. I shouldn't ask you questions and answer for you. He is not asking questions. Let's employ the Lindsey Graham translator. Yeah. Lindsey Graham says well, why is it that the Clinton case remember Anthony Weiner, laptop, they get it? And they find new Clinton emails right before the election. Right. Yeah. Lindsay's asking. Well, how is it that if they had these new Clinton emails that within forty eight hours the claim the case was seemingly close again against Hillary Clinton? How is that? Well, he's not asking he understands exclusively. I think himself what happened because he's been read in on this getting a couple of tweets here folks texting on during the show. The FBI. You gotta this is going to get a little complicated. Forgive me. But I can't wrap up exonerated. If you don't understand this. Okay. The FBI's alleged multiple times that they reviewed these thirty thousand or tens of thousands or even thousands of emails by Hillary Clinton found on wieners laptop Joe, and they alleged they found no new emails so thinking people like you Armacost or probably saying let me get a pen to my scratch my head here. Let's see thirty. You guys read forget thirty. Now. Let's just let's usually even lower number. You guys read five thousand emails and forty-eight hours. Mazing? Meanwhile, they found more than that. Oh, how do you know they were duplicates? So the FBI comes back and says, no, no, we employed some sophisticated software that de duplicate in other words pointed out where we had stuff and eliminated those and they were like really what? Software is that exactly no one can seem to explain what that software is. Joe isn't that magic? So a lot of entrepreneurial investigative reporters have been saying. What is this? Magic software. You guys used? Because nobody can seem to indicate how in. The hell the FBI read thirty thousand emails in forty eight hours now was called file dog making on it for free on the internet. David founded on the dark web. They found it in the. A black hole dark web somewhere while while Subah was stealing credit cards working on a credit master case, they've found case. ESPN two secret service, folks, I'm sure he filed doggy right out. Right out there. Don't get explain how they did. This Lindsey Graham is not asking how they did it because I believe serious investigators. No, they didn't do it. They closed the case in forty eight hours to close the case because they wanted to help Hillary Clinton. Which is a political motive not investigative motive for the Federal Bureau of investigations, not the Federal Bureau of politics, all Lynn's, laying it out. Where's this going next? No defensive brief for Trump. Why they brief McCain. You know, why they wanted to investigate Trump points to motive? This was a great press conference yesterday. Number two was Jim call me the victim of a Russian disinformation campaign out that's gonna sting number three is the FBI lying about having read those emails for Hillary Clinton. And if they are they hiding emails from Hillary Clinton enquiring minds wanna know, including the enquiring minds on this show, the answers to those questions or out there at that's what it's going to ask, you know, my wife said to me policy. Dan, you think check? She never calls me to ever. I don't think my wife is ever used the name Dan ever. There's all kinds of nicknames for me and stuff. But she you think this is going to wrap up soon. I said are you nuts? I'm like, this is just started. I'm now, we're done with collusion. That's total hoax. We know that. But oh, no, no, no Lindsay's just laid out where this is going, and it is going to be good. All right. Stay to. And I got a lot more the next segments going to blow your mind can even get to this yesterday. We had a cover Catherine Herridge reporter, Fox News. That is just damning and begs the question, again, what did Obama know? And when did Obama, no it he knew a whole lot. All right. Today's show. Also brought to you by buddies agenda yourself Genucel, you wish that double chin, which is disappear those bags and puffiness getting a little worse every day just listened to Robin s from Lubbock, Texas. This is an Email Genucel. She's like put their Joe line creatine my neck about two or three days ago. Two best. My neck is looked over twenty years. Several people told me my face looks young. I'm blown away my wife, and my mother-in-law who's here right now, by the way, love this. Gen yourself. Really great products, which sells natural active and a pure at the accident base with no parabens, no chemical sense, and no, pharmaceutical preservatives. It's a clean luxury. 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From Andrew McCabe, former deputy director and acting director of the FBI pieces by Gregory shoulda Tribu properly and Catherine Herridge FBI clashed with DOJ over potential bias of source for surveillance warrant McKay JR. Mccabe and page texts. Here are the two megaton bomb tier one level tactical tactical nukes that went off on the battlefield with these texts texts number one references, which will put up on the screen at cut from the pieces pieces available to show notes, by the way. Please read it. Oh, I the office of intelligence this is Mandy McCabe now as a robust explanation, excuse me. He's from Lisa page McCabe now as robust explanation re any possible bias of the in the package. Don't know what the hold up now other than stews continued concerns. They are likely talking about Stu Evans department of Justice national security division, deputy assistant attorney general you're like, okay. I don't get it. What do you mean? Ladies and gentlemen. These new text we have from FBI lawyer Lisa page, Andy McCabe indicate that someone in the department of Justice. There was some white Knight in there. Someone in there. And I'm not trying to say that this person was some kind of messiah here. Do you understand how damaging this is? This new text indicates that someone in department of Justice understood that the c h s Pollock throw that up. Again, the confidential human source Joe who are they referring to likely Christopher Steele. This DOJ department of Justice individual was concerned about bias. In other words, they did not want to sign off or using this guy and they want forward. Anyway. Now, this is important. They indicated this person Stu Evans, the DOJ's national security vision, deputy assistant attorney general could have been the one concern about Christopher Steele being a bias source of this Nasihah, which we now know is a hoax. Why am I bringing this up? Like, what's the point? Then who was Stu Evans, boss. John Carlin folks, the head of the DOJ national security division who also conveniently was Bob Muller's old chief of staff, but. How 'bout that one up about that? Dude. So somebody was telling apparently, Stu Evans or somewhat of the -partment of Justice concerned about Christopher Steele and his bias. Hey guys at the bureau. We got to be careful with this source, and it was squashed. How do we know that because they use the source pay us this information in a FIS award? Where Stu Evans or whoever that person is they're referring to if it's not Stu Evans. We need Stu Evans. Start. Speaking up. What did John Carlin? Tell them was there in order that was handed down. John Carlin was Bob Muller chief of staff, so for those of you ask you, why isn't Bob Muller investigating the real collusion because he doesn't want to. That's why he doesn't want to tell you the real story. Neutron bomb number two. And this one's a doozy. Paul if you don't mind throw up that piece of this is this again again, Lisa page writing the Andy McCabe, this time concerning a meeting with the White House. Wow. Isn't that? I thought the White House didn't know anything. What happened? Just call the page said to McCabe, apparently, the deputy attorney general Sally Yates who remember signs the first Pfizer, Jim Komi. Now wants to be there and the White House wants DOJ to host all it gets good here. So we are setting that up now, ladies and gentlemen, this is an October before the election October of two thousand sixteen so you're setting that up now showing them at the meeting we will very much need to get Coen's view before we meet with her talking about Sally Yates better have him weighing in with her before the meeting, we need to speak with one voice. If that is in fact, the case. Cohen is likely the deputy director David Cohen. Oh, really? You know, this bombshell piece by Catherine Herridge, by the way, you again, you can read it in the show notes available bungee dot com. Under the podcast selling only was lost on Friday in the media scrum because of the bigger bombshell on Friday that Muller had wrapped up his probe delivered his report and had no additional indictments. Ladies and gentlemen, I covered that snippets second. Because that's snippet. I mean entirely kneecaps politically to people the Barack Obama White House who we now know we've known this forever. Remember, the White House is running this that text. But now, we know an additional text before the election that there was a meeting at the White House between the players and the dossier scandal the hoax, and that John Brennan who will get to a little later here to who said remember Joe we covered a couple of weeks ago. I didn't quote lay is on the dossier until September. Then why is your deputy David Cohen showing up at the White House to brief the president on a case that is only only about the dossier. Why is that? Why is it job October December October meeting at the White House? I didn't see it till December October meeting at the White House. I didn't see it till December those two stories can't be true, folks. Those two stories cannot be true. Keep in mind that I quote, as well, she's talking about a confidential human source who is quite obviously, Christopher Steele. Right. Who is the purveyor of the dirty dossier? Brennan is a liar that peace would have been all over the place if it was not for the other nuclear bomb that went off on Friday with Muller and is no additional indictments. All right. I got a lot love what he just to bear. With me, folks. I'm just gonna Minna read one of the final ads early eighties sponsors pay for the shows and proud to have him here. 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I want to go through story number see the dossier quickly, and I want hat tip row in Scarborough for an older piece the Washington Times because we're talking about this dossier yesterday and today to do a well done two part series. We have to describe people Email me said, Dan. I don't even know what's in the dossier. And how do we know? It's false. We're going to go. Do it point-by-point. We're gonna do it quick. 'cause I've done this before this piece is in the show notes. If you want a more thorough review, it's a Washington Times piece. Rowan Scarborough read it in the show notes today all of this is air, but your friends who are telling you that the dossier has been verified pieces of in verified are lying to you. None of it has been verified. We now know the Muller probes close the dossier was the FBI case. It was the collusion. Case Muller says collusion doesn't exist therefore the dossier by logic is all crap and garbage. Okay. Let's put up point number one accusation of a one again hat tip. Roman Scarborough accusation number one from the dossier. The Trump campaign was a partner in a quote extensive conspiracy with the Kremlin to in fear at the interfere in the two thousand sixteen election that is now conclusively false. How do we know? It's false Joe. Because the left's messiah Bob Muller told us it was false. There was no quote extensive conspiracy. Thirty five million dollars. Tens of thousands of man hours subpoenas pen registers search warrants arrests testimonies, foreign trips and Bob Muller came up with how much evidence of an extensive conspiracy to collude with the Russians. Zero a big bad. A big fat anger doughnut? Zippo a four with a middle. Cut out. Now thing. Accusation number two. Then Trump attorney Michael Cohen he- kicking over this. I can't believe we're going to be secretly traveled to Prague to meet with Putin. Aides organized cash payments to hush up hackers who infiltrated democrat party computers, false. This is false. This did not happen. Cohen has testified under oath his Clinton. Acolyte attorney Lanny Davis who's that Clinton. Butt kisser has Coen's attorney has also put it out in the public. This did not happen. Excuse me, co it has never been abroad done so accusation number one extensive conspiracy false accusation number two Cohen coordinated the conspiracy by going at Prague false moving along number three. I so stupid Carter page met with to Putin opera. I know it's like hysterical. And discuss the brokerage fee returned for pushing it in the US sanctions on wealthy Russians and businesses. This is false Carter page has never met with these people, according to his own testimony Carter page is never been charged Carter page has never met the people alleged that he engaged in corrupt bargain with from this company Rosneft. It didn't happen. He did not meet with these people Carter page has not been charged with any crime ever. If Carter page have been gauged in a corrupt bargain, a bribery attempt by foreign nationals Carter page would have been charged by Bob Muller. The Muller probe is closed. Carter page was never arrested or charged with any crime this dossier accusation joke, and he played that. I like that is false. Sorry. It's kind of childish. But I like it. I love it. It's great. All right now, we have another one Paul how many more do we have. Three. Okay. Because you go to the next one. Thank you. Sorry. Oh, that's it. Okay. Just three. Oh, yeah. Dad? Those are the key components of the dossier. I'm sorry. I send him from my wife, and I am throwing everybody for a loop. Because I want pack so much on the show. Those are the three accusations. There's more in there about Manafort as well. But I suggest you read the obeys that Manafort met with Michael Cohen before he went to pry, none of this happened. That's not true. That's completely not true. Okay. So the dossier out. All right. Let's move on. Because I want to again express to you. How damaging this is going to be this entire case to people who've invested their entire professional credibility in this. Let's go onto John Brennan. Okay. Let's play video cut one. This is John Brennan just about a week ago on MS DNC with Lawrence O'Donnell John Brennan, former head of the disgraced disturbed individual on. They're talking about how the Muller reprogram Muller pro-bush on Friday released. No, indictments or Serrano seal than diamonds. This is him talking about the Muller probe. What a disgrace, for example, this week on Friday, not knowing anything about it. But Friday is the day that the grand jury indictments come down. And also this Friday is better than next Friday because the next Friday is the fifteenth of March, which is the eyes of March. I don't think Robert Muller will want to have the dramatic flair of the ides of March when he is going to be delivering what I think is going to be his indictments the final indictments as well as the. Report that he gives the attorney general what makes you believe that he has more indictments because he hasn't addressed the issues related to criminal conspiracy as well as any individual conspiracy involving the Russian Russia's. Yes. Yeah. I think it was very. And then the types of person US person scenario, you know, something about that. That investigation was developing while you were still on the job. Well, it was in terms of looking at what was going on with the Russians and whether or not US persons were actively collaborating colluding cooperating involved in a conspiracy with them or not. But also if there's going to be any member at that stage to believe that there would now that that would result in indictments once investigated. I thought at the time that there was going to be individuals who were going to have issues with the department of Justice. Yes. And I think we've already seen a number of individuals who have been indicted either have pled guilty or have been convicted now. So again, I don't have any inside knowledge. I'm not talking with anybody in special. She's do you have. Right now. But I do think also if anybody from the Trump family extended family is going to be indicted. It would be in the final act of MOS investigation because Bob Muller, and I think his team knows that if he were to do something indicting, a Trump family member or if he were to go forward with indictment on criminal conspiracy involving you as persons that would basically be the death knell of the special counsel's office because I don't believe that Donald Trump will allow Bob Muller to continue in the aftermath of those types of actions. John Brennan, thank you very much have to listen to every word in the John. Brennan answer. Thank you very much for joining us. Really? Appreciate listen to this goof-ball. So last week he is still making allegations about an extended conspiracy. Let me use different words and extensive conspiracy between Trump and the Russians and that we're going to be additional indictments including potentially Trump's kids, ladies and gentlemen, where does that extensive conspiracy appear in the dossier point? I just showed you from the row in Scarborough piece, the only I cannot f- aside. This you missed yesterday's show. You have to watch them both, please, I'm begging you humbly asking you to do that. The only place this extensive conspiracy. Which is now been debunked exists is in the dossier. John Brennan claims he didn't see after the election. He is still married to this thing. It's fake once the dossier was the bunk the whole case disappeared like an alka seltzer tablet water. It's over it's over John. You got destroyed. Now, why is Brennan in a world of trouble right now. Brandon is in a world of pain right now, Paul if you don't mind that screen shot John Brennan talking to Trey outy. This is interesting Brennan still to this day is claiming that he doesn't know anything about the dossier hadn't quote, laid eyes on it until after the election after the election, basically in December. But as you can see from what he tells tray gouty gowdy asks him back in may twenty third of 2017 gowdy says to him. Hey, do you know who commissioned the Steele dossier at tip epic times, by the way? I don't Brennan replied so Brennan's still to this day may twenty third twenty seventeen in sworn testimony is up on the hill telling a member of congress at that time, Trey gouty that he has no idea who commissioned the Steele dossier is that right? You may say, okay, Dan. So he's lying. Of course. He probably knew Christopher Steele commissioned the dossier. Folks, please tell me your follow me. I did this order for a reason the Catherine Herridge piece there's a text from an FBI lawyer to McCabe that the deputy director of the CIA works for Brennan is going to be at a briefing meeting at the White House about this particular case where they're concerned about a confidential human source in another tax. He works for Brennan Brennan is still married to this collusion scandal the dossiers been debunked. Brennan tells tray gouty I didn't know anything who commissioned the dossier up until he says, she still doesn't know may twenty third or twenty seventeen Paul if you don't mind throw up the second screen shot. This is from the guardian hat tip. The guardian according to one account G C H Q, that's the British NSA's then head Bob Hannigan pass material in the summer of twenty sixty two CIA chief John Brennan, the matter was deemed so sensitive. It was handled. At the director level after an initially show. Slow start Brennan, use HQ information and intelligence from other partners to launch a major interagency investigation. Bob Hannigan conveniently knows who Christopher Steele is. But even more damning information, ladies and gentlemen, John Brennan in August of twenty sixteen before the election after he receives this information in quote, the summer of two thousand sixteen goes up to Capitol Hill to brief the gang of eight on it. Harry Reid is in that briefing. Harry Reid gets that briefing, and Harry Reid then writes, a letter to the FBI telling them to investigate Donald Trump, and what appears in that letter allegations that appear only in the dossier. Are you tracking me now? Oh, John Brennan is in a world of trouble. Yes. I have no doubt that John Brennan lied. John Brennan lied about knowing who commissioned the dossier. John Brennan lied about when he first quote, laid eyes on the dossier. It appears more than likely now that Brennan brief Terry Reid on components of the dossier that he got from the United Kingdom's own people. That dossier was then used by Harry Reid in a letter to the FBI to push to double down on the investigation into Donald Trump. John Brennan is in a world of trouble right now. It's not just John Brennan. Obviously, the White House is in trouble as well as we saw from that, Catherine Herridge peace. Now, we know that we're briefings at the White House. We know the CIA was involved in those briefings, we know the FBI and those same briefing says they want to speak with one voice what voices that the dossier was speaking with speaking in tongues. What voice were they talking about? Someone else's in trouble to folks. Jovi queue up that cut of Jim Clapper. This is Jim Clapper and a phone interview with Anderson Cooper, and I want you to listen at the end, we're Clapper. I think sense is he's in a world of trouble is from a while ago. A couple of months back and Clapper throw someone under the bus year. Whether he knows it or not this is pretty damning audio play that cut the twenty seventeen assessment of the president says he now agrees with that was done while you, and then CI director John Brennan were still in office. So how can we reconcile the president attacking you? But apparently after a very long time finally allegedly saying or saying he allegedly agrees with the product of the intelligence community that you yourself oversaw. Well, listen to the. We've come to know the president. He's not a stalwart for a consistency or coho coherence. So it's very hard to explain that one point. I'd like to make Anderson I don't think has come up very much before. And I'm alluding now to the president's criticism of President Obama for all that he did or didn't do before he left office with respect to the Russian meddling. If it weren't for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are unfolding today. Notably special counsel Muller's investigation. Rosen. Obama is responsible for that. And it was he who tasks us to do that and tells us community assessment in the first place, I think that's an important point when it comes to critiquing, President Obama. Oh, JIMBO Gibby Jimmy boy. Jimmy, see Jimmy see Jimmy times Jimmy's in a little bit of trouble here. Yeah. Just through Obama the bus. Now, we use this cut before I bring it up. Now. Now that the case is concluded because he says something I don't know if you caught it he's talking about the the intelligence community assessment that were they said, hey, the Russians tried to hack into the tried to interfere in the election. Basically. Right. The intelligence community assessment though was about the Russians not about the Trump campaign. I want to be careful here. Now, they indicated that they wanted to help the Trump campaign, which the NSA ironically didn't agree to the Russians that is in this assessment. The assessment said the Russians tried to interfere in election. They wanted to help Trump. Those of those seventeen agencies a few of them concurred with this a couple notably Mike Rogers and the NSA were suspicious of some of its findings. But Joe now that we know the Trump campaign turned down offers turned down according to Muller's own report. That's right offers by Russia's to help them in overstay wanted nothing to do with the Russians. That's right. It's clear that although this intelligence community assessment may have had some merit that the Russians don't like us. It had nothing at all to do with the Trump campaign. Please follow me here because he says something in that clip that now makes a world of sense Clapper was covering his. But he says Obama asked for that assessment that essentially set off a sequence of events that led to the Muller probe. Oh, really? What were that sequence of events? Because ladies gentlemen, there is no sequence from there to the Muller. Pro the Muller probe was taking over the counter intelligence investigation into Trump. But we now know that this was all bogus. The Trump team didn't collude with the Russians at all. So what the how does the ICA of anything to do with the Trump campaign, and why didn't Muller conclude that right away? The answer is the in the intelligence community assessment that Jim Clapper is knee our neck deep in is now throwing Obama under the bus over was used when they found out the dossier was likely going to be false as a predicate to keep the investigation into going. So go Kim continuing the investigation Trump going and setting off the quote sequence of events that would appoint a special counsel to keep the investigation going into Trump in perpetuity into his presidency. Remember, it was Barack Obama himself. In that rose garden speech who said nobody's going to interfere with our elections. It's not even possible. Folks, tell me your following me here. This is important now. Now that Muller's concluded this collusion thing is a hoax Clapper makes a connection between Obama's requests for this intelligence community assessment and the Muller pro these things should have had nothing to do with one. Another the fact that the Russians interfere narrow election could have been an entirely separate investigation. Are you tracking me into the Russians had nothing to do with? It's like saying I'm gonna investigate Joe Armacost because the Russians interfere in our election and be like, well why? Well, because I think it's something to do with it. But he didn't all they had was the dossier to make the connection between the Russians and Trump when the dossier fell apart they needed the ICA. That's why the intelligence community assessment mentions. Well, I think they wanted to help support the Trump team bingo. Bob Muller gets appointed. Clapper inadvertently throws him under the bus. Now. Clapper us a lot more to worry about as well. Paul. Can you throw up that screen shot here? This is important as well. This is Jim commes own words himself. Sorry, the screen shots a little grainy. Jim Komi says he's talking about the chief of staff he says that the conclusion of our session the chief of staff asked whether it's anything else, we haven't mentioned that they should know. Or that might come out. I said there was something that Clapper wanted me to speak to the president-elect about alone or in a very small group. Ladies and gentlemen. These are Jim combs own words. Jim Clapper asked him in January of twenty two thousand seventeen. Jim Clapper asked Komi to brief him about some elements of the dossier. All right. So you like, I don't get it. So Jim Clapper's. The director of national television. He's asking them to brief him. Why would he do that? I'll explain to you put up this put up that second screen shot there. And then this will make a world of sense while Jim Clapper is in a world of trouble. Here are some findings from the house report Jim Clapper when he was questioned about leaks to the media. I'll tie these together in a second. When initially asked about leaks related to the intelligence community assessment, July twenty seventeen former deny Clapper flatly denied discussing the dossier or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking, the twenty sixteen election with journalists Clapper, subsequently acknowledged discussing the dossier with CNN journalist, Jake tapper and admitted that he might have spoken with other journalists about the same topic. Clapper's discussion with Jake tapper took place in early January twenty seventeen the same time. I see leaders briefed Obama. And president-elect on the steel information. He's lying. Remember that duct tape. Remember? Duck tales. Ooh, remember that. He used to watch out when I was head. I love duck tales. It was what Huey Louis and doofus or whatever. The name wasn't Scrooge mcduck, and he'd swimming all the gold coins. And Scrooge mcduck if they found that harp that time, and whenever you were lying said, you are lying. I would say, well, Jim Blackburn, you are lying. Daddy o. Jim Clapper asks Jim Komi, this is slick to brief Trump on components of the dossier. Why Joe because the dossier false Clapper has to know this by now so does Komi, but they need components of the dossier to leak into the media. Why Joe because they needed a special counsel appointed remember that sequence of events. Clapper's. Referring as they need the dossier in the media to generate a public outcry to have Trump investigated, but they can't get the dossier into the media. Why Joe because the media knows it's a hoax shoe, and they're suspicious of it. So clever clever move by Clapper evil, but clever. He tells Jim Komi go briefed Trump about the dossier said Senate in his own words. You just saw them cut. Clapper told them to do it. The P E the president-elect brief him about it. Clapper, then leaks to Jake tapper at CNN components to that briefing. Then the story becomes what show? Don't worry. We don't have to print the dossier. We could just print. The president was briefed about this really bad information. And bingo what happens right around the same time. Buzzfeed says, well, let's just put the information out there. Boom. The dossier gets out to the public. And what happens, of course. An outcry happens people start screaming Trump colluded with the Russians and months later. Rafter? Trump is inaugurated you have the appointment in the sequence of events. Of Bob Muller to continue to harass Trump for six hundred and seventy five days. Ladies and gentlemen. I hope you're getting it Brennan's in trouble because he lied about. When he saw the dossier. That's clear as day. Now. He lied about knowing who authored the dossier. Clapper's in trouble because he said, he never said anything to the media about the dossier of the. But then when questioned under oath the admits, well, I spoke to Jake tapper right around January twenty seventeen conveniently the same time. He told Jim Komi to go briefed Trump on the dossier that became a main component of a CNN story run right after that about President Trump's briefing about the dossier. Slime balls everywhere. Boy. All right, one final note. I want to throw the hat tip to my source. You know, who you are good guy. I neglected to talk about one final strategic stroke of genius would Rosenstein yesterday. It wasn't intentional by the way. She's so much information to get out and I had taken a. Obviously if that out I I knew some things let's you say, let's leave it at that. I mentioned yesterday on the show that President Trump's stroke of political genius. Was getting rod Rosenstein to put his John handcock ores imprimature his name in the final. Exoneration letter from the DOJ exonerating him both of obstruction of Justice and collusion the one we saw that came out this weekend that letter has names Rosenstein and Bill Barr. I said, what are political stroke of genius, considering the fact that Rosenstein of signature also appears on the fourth Pfizer the last renewal that gave President Trump that gave the FBI permission by President Trump. Despite the fact, they already knew this dossier was junk they had to it had never been verified. But what am I buddies Email me and said, you know, rod Rosenstein, John Hancock appears on a couple of other things to this was good, which is right? But I should have just laid it out more gloomy yesterday. So we not only have Rosenstein signing the fourth FIS Joe. In other words. Hey, go ahead and continue to spy on the Trump team Rosenstein, also signed the memo that that fire. Jim Kobe Rosenstein wrote the memo that fired Komi did you forget that folks Rosenstein, did it remember after firing Komi? That's what they thought was obstruction of Justice on Trump's bath Rosenstein who wrote the memo third the scope memo giving Muller expanded powers to investigate Trump signed by Rosenstein to. Understand. But a genius move. By Trump the same guy involved in the spying involved in the firing of Komi and the investigation afterwards into the firing of Komi the obstruction memo that I believe is in the expanded scope memo the same guy who signs his also signs his name or puts his name on a memo, exonerated, Trump of all of this in the end. Nice move porous beautiful. Beautiful. What a way to put a cherry on top of all these idiots that came after him. I said last week. This is the greatest spy story ever told except the characters are imbeciles. Ladies, gentlemen. There is no JAMES BOND to this. There is no Jack Ryan there may be Ryan Jack or Bonder James. But there ain't no JAMES BOND. And there ain't no Jack Ryan, and the imbeciles are all being exposed and the guy who took up as his shield shields high and went to war with the democrat establishment, the media stab the foreign policy establishment, and every anti-trump lunatic, consultant and swamp rat Republican in DC and one in the end and beat all of them at their own game. Was Donald J Trump? Nice work, Mr President, you one. All right, folks. Thanks again for tuning in really appreciated. Please share these shows that means a lot to me, please subscribe to the show on itunes soundcloud. Iheartradio subscribe free, and please check out our video show to video of the show YouTube dot com slash Bongino. Please subscribe. It's all free, folks. We really appreciate it. You're such a great audience. I really appreciate your feedback. It means the world to me. I really can't say that enough. Thank you. You just heard the Dan Bongino show. 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Impeachment Eve/Jim Comey Spins
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal this is Potomac. Watch bill mcgurn filling in for Paul Zhigo you go today and welcome to the Wall Street. Journal's Potomac Watch with me are two of my most brilliant colleagues at the Journal editorial page Kyle Peterson Kyle. Hello and and Kim Strassel. I can't bell. Let's start with the the big issue in the news which is impeachment. Today is sort of the. It's like Christmas Eve for impeachment right. They're the the House Committee during Adler is trying to establish the final rules for the vote. Kim What do we know like what's is is today. Just a sort of in the details details. I mean. Tomorrow's supposedly the Big Day. Yeah this is not just by comparison. Most of what we have watched. This is going to be a relatively boring impeach day in which you you're having rules committee debate The outlines of how this vote proceeds. It comes on the back of an enormous report. The Democrats released purporting to Detail all of the various high crimes and misdemeanors of Donald J trump trump But then you know the big Big thing will be later this week as we proceed to a House vote and then attention turns to the Senate right and and Kyle with this big report. There's a lot of allegations for example bribery. That didn't make it into the articles of impeachment. But is anyone going to read this except for people who are already there for impeachment in this sense that one of the challenges I think the Democrats had is the promise bombshells every day about trump's behavior over and they didn't deliver any bombshells and part of the reason is we had the original conversation and you can argue as unseemly for the president to raise the investigation. It didn't it didn't seem to justify all this talk about Bribery and so forth. That's true in a sense. I think that the president played it pretty well by releasing that Upfront Front right. Imagine an alternative universe Where the the transcript of the call gets released after months of leading up to it and people may react differently to it than the way they did so I think that was a little bit savvy of him but as far as You know these reports and all the hearings from the professors of law professors serve and then from the fact witnesses before that I think people are are ready to to get a vote on and You know I mean. That doesn't stop the Democrats from throwing the kitchen sink because as we've discussed they. The articles of impeachment are pretty narrow But I think that they're trusting that You know people won't actually know or read redo closely. What's in them? They can just talk about Bob. Muller and talk about You know all the issues that they have with the president. Cam Nancy NC Pelosi was reluctant to start this impeachment for most of this year For reasons that seemed to be borne out now You know she originally said it would have to be bipartisan. And all the stuff that all went overboard largely because her caucus really wants impeachment whether or not Republicans are independence. Do Democrats Democrats really want to see this president peach but isn't the result now You know again this lack of bombshells and stuff and it looks like lack Jack of American interest. You know you don't get the sense. People are tuning in the radio to hear the latest Watching it on. TV walking down the street discussing it with people. I mean now it seems like the only real questions on this impeachment vote. We know the outcome. We know Donald Trump's going to get impeached but how many Democrats are going to defect which which sort of suggest a weaker case only two Democrats voted against the inquiry so then other people having I heard the case then vote against it? That doesn't look very good. Does it no and we we have yet to hear from a number of very crucial moderate voices From Democrats who represent a district. Donald Trump carried on two thousand sixteen gene. The press is focused on the fact that a number of those seventeen so far have already come out to say yes they will vote for it and and it does include some Surprising names guys like Ben McAdams. WHO's out in Utah Joe Cunningham in South Carolina these are district's at trump district and I would have imagined I mean this is going to. We are very very hard. Vote for them to take But we still haven't heard from you know more than a dozen and I would wager that their reticence whose pen because they they are truly torn on this question politically Because one of the things you saw people ran on television this town hall that Elaine Gene Luria who is a freshman Democrat for Michigan Held in which. She announced her intention to vote for articles of impeachment. And as she did this the the room erupted about halfway down the middle with people either cheering or booing. And I mean it just highlighted the degree to which Up Nancy Pelosi has put these members and an impossible situation. And you know Kim last year just to clarify that point at last year when when the Democrats were running to take over you know take the house from the Republicans. Most of these people in these marginal seats barely mentioned trump right. It was healthcare healthcare. I think is the biggest issue And they were very quiet. Connor lamb for example. The one who won the special election I and then then one again my a congresswoman. Now mikey Cheryl who took a A very traditionally Republican seats. They didn't talk about trump that much so And I think they were trying to convey when they ran. We're about Resolving issues that are important to the American people like health care not just about Donald Trump. And so this vote does put him in that category doesn't it. Yeah and some of them flat out came out and said I'm not trying to get an office so that that I can impeach Donald Trump. I want to to work for you and do things so now. They failed on both of those promises in that their party is indeed impeaching donald all trump in some cases with the help of their vote but they also and this I think is going to be even more problematic for many of those Democrats impeachment has so sucked up between the Muller report in impeachment proceedings. And all of the other Investigations House Democrats have been conducting into Donald Trump. It sucked all the air out of Washington. And there really is nothing that our Kratz can point to in terms of accomplishments. Or here's what we did for you kyle and to that same same point. What's interesting also is if you look at the the twenty twenty Democratic presidential candidates? I mean. They're not talking about it very much either. At least they haven't been so far. I mean impeachment. PUGET has come up in a couple of the past debates and they have turned on a dime. I mean it's of course I support P impeaching the president. But have you heard about my plan to have the government manufactured drugs drugs. I mean the the pivot. There is very fast. I mean maybe it will be different The week of a P impeachment. There's an another debate in a couple of days And maybe they'll be more interested talking about now. But I doubt it given the polling the public polling on it chem one of the One of the questions is whether the The Senate in assuming impeachment impeachment comes to them. We'll hold a trial call. These witnesses Senator Chuck Schumer you know basically demanded Mitch McConnell. Call the witnesses that he wants and so forth and some of the questions. Some of the witnesses propose would be John Bolton former national security adviser and Mick Mulvaney I think are some now the Democrats didn't call all them in the house right because they they tried. They subpoenaed the but they were ignored because President citing executive privilege or recited the confidentiality of presidential eventual associates. But if the Democrats were this is one of the flaws in the impeachment. My view is if they were serious thought. These men had testimony that was. It's really relevant to the Uber. Serious attempt to remove a president not by elections. I think they they would would have a stronger case today if they fought that in court even if they lost but I think that they would have a much stronger. See how can you say we need to hear from these people if you don't if if if the Democrats controlling the impeachment say we don't need to hear from them we're GonNa vote on impeachment anyway. Yeah I know this was an incredibly credibly. Disingenuous statement by Chuck Schumer and the last few days making his demands that Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader called these people that we must hear from them. You know this is from the same party that decided to give up on that venture in court because it was gonNA take too long over on the house side and look I think some Republicans have made a very valid point which is will have you Democrats felt you already had enough material to impeach the president Then why why are we expected to go even farther This was your job. You're supposed to have done the investigation and handed the results. Were supposed to look at what you presented presented us so that seems to be the attitude of a lot of Senate Republicans in response to this. I think I saw Joni Ernst. WHO's up for reelection saying look? It's not our job. To clean up up thousand sloppiness. So we'll see I mean Chuck Schumer's goal here is to suggest that if Republicans don't give him a long and extended trial in which they can go through all of this again that somehow they're engaged in a cover up and so the competing narrative errative for Republicans is going to be no. You did such a poor job over there. We're GONNA take with what what you gave us. Give it whatever intention it deserves and move Sean. Right okay you've been listening to the Wall Street Journal's Potomac Watch we're going to take a short break now and be back in a minute from Connecticut to California for Mississippi to Minnesota millions of American businesses are using Google tools to grow online. The grow with Google initiatives supports small businesses assist by providing free digital skills workshops and one on one coaching in all fifty states helping businesses get online connect with new customers and work. More productively learn more at Google dot com slash grow. That's Google dot com slash grow from the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac Watch. I am filling in for Paul to go with breath. Kim Strassel and Kyle Peterson. And we've been talking about impeachment. Kim I'll give you the last word My own preferences in the Senate response I mean I think I think the Republicans need to do what's best for the nation Not just what's best for their Their leader Donald Trump And I I I think that the Rube Goldberg nature of this impeachment. You know that was corrupted from the beginning without a real vote With violation of rules and precedents an an unfairness to the I think that the Senate response has to sort of make that clear right. Th I mean at every point along the way we we were told the House has the right to make its own rules and determinations with they did but the Senate has the right do that as well do they. Not they do they do but I agree with you that the the best response is one that takes impeachment solemnly. And what I mean by. Hi that is this that the house processes you said was so flawed. The articles that have come out are so vague and still ripe for abuse in the future feature that the Senate would do a disservice to the impeachment process by granting that a a long and serious trial I think it it ought to do the minimum that is required Under its obligations in the Constitution. But don't there's no purpose. In fact it could be counterproductive productive. I think again for the country and the constitution to to give that process. Any wait a with a you know by by affording an actual long Senate trial. Well okay. We're GONNA have to give you the last word. We're all going to watch tomorrow. and See how many Democrats that Adam Schiff turned off on impeaching donald trump trump. Let's move to One of our other favorite topics to former FBI director. James Comey Kyle we have an editorial in the in the paper about the incredibly. I'M CURIOUS MR coming. Why is he in the news again this week well? He gave an interview to Fox News Too. Chris Wallace which which the president in criticized Chris Walls for taking the interview but it ended up being very tough Ryan right and he. He was grilled Pretty strongly so on one hand I mean. He said that he was overconfident. Overconfident in the FBI's procedures He acknowledged that there were some oversights and mistakes in the investigation into the trump campaign and Carter page specifically the surveillance of him and then after that there are some just grade a weasel words. I mean he's he's asked about whether whether he should feel vindication and he says it depends on what we mean by that You know he talks about He was asked asked. Whether the steele dossier dossier was Central to the Warranted do the surveillance of Carter page. And he says my my recollection is that it was part of a broader mosaic. Max and I just love that I'm right I'm GONNA use that in my own life like you know why why for dinner. Honeywell is a broader adipose. Aic Facts look at now. Kim In this Chris Wallace really pressed him pretty hard. But the context so this is that as soon as the I G report was out Jim. Komi had a piece in the Washington Post claiming vindication did he not and and and as a result to that. Forget which Republican. But someone asked Inspector General Horowitz. should anyone feel vindicated by this the report at the FBI and he said no one that touched this thing should feel vindicated but it seems that Mr Straight shooters always spinning his own role. Well that was a great part about that. Wallace interview is it did SORTA puncture or highlight. I should say the other disingenuous. Jim Komi old old time by pulling up these past things saying I've been vindicated or that clip saying a broader mosaic. The steel wasn't a big part of it. He Chris Wallace said. Actually you know the but you you are all of those things you said. Were wrong but you know he did it again. It was amazing in that interview. He set up this Straw man. He said look. You know I we indicated in that what we were accused of and he lists. It's all of these things you know. We were accused of political conspiracy and and you know Treason actually to be clear what the Republicans asked to investigate whether or not the FBI had abused the process and guess what the FBI abused the FIS process so in fact they were guilty. See Everything Republicans said they were guilty right and it's and seems Kyle Bet if you read the report again. Kim's point is it was it was meant to be narrow Arrow on the FIS applications right and we had all sorts of misinformation before we had actually congressman is saying that the the steele dossier which was this discredited was an essential part of this application. And I think as Kim was just saying Mr Komi denied that thing was just one piece of many. The inspector general confirmed that it was in fact central and essential. I think to the operation when you look at the FBI behavior. Although the inspector the general said that he couldn't find documentary evidence or witness evidence that political bias called this caused us led to these abuses. There are some troubling facts about Jim. Combs leadership one. Is that of all these mistakes. which are very serious mistakes? For example a lawyer altered a fact did change it to be the opposite to get the third warrant on the phases so all these facts all these things bad things that were done either. The FBI is the most incompetent group of law enforcement and intelligence officials. We've ever had at the and remember. These are all people because of the way that investigation was done. It was all at the top. It was all Jim commes handpicked team and and became they're either grossly grossly incompetent or mendacious. And what they were doing and other people point out that you know. If it's just mistakes how come they all fell against Donald trump right right and that's a a reasonable point to bring up and the real proof here is that the you know Jim Komi successor as the head of the FBI. Christopher raise reportedly Doing a whole bunch of changes overhauling their procedures and the protocols for this kind of stuff which is a real admission of even if. It's not Jim. COMBS AS A real institutional bill admission that something here needs to change. That said I mean I do think it's worth pointing out. Also that trump's overheated rhetoric is his own worst enemy here because he is Out there I you know treason charge for example gave Jim Komi away to say this is not or when he said you know they're they're tapping my wires You know when he's calling former. FBI agents sky and stuff like that. I mean if he would tone that down Komi would have much less of a leg to stand on And and that's I mean. That's that's been his defense. He's he's holding up all the trump tweets and saying look we're not this right In Straw man really in in in the in the essence. Kim where does where does it go for Jim. Call me from here. I mean we still have bill bar his. US Attorney Looking into What happened so where things stand for Jim Komi in the future outlook? There's still two things that should concern. Jim Call me and one is the investigation by A. US Attorney John is you mentioned We don't know where where that goes. I would point out that I think it's what we got out of this. I report was very detailed. Analysis of what the F. B. I.. Did in the period of time when they opened their investigation which is delight thirty first two thousand sixteen up through the election and a little bit beyond what we didn't get an accounting counting of is what happened that led up to that and I know that that's what Durham is looking at closely and he may have more information about actually when the FBI. I really started looking at it. There are some curious details in the report about the FBI Involvement with Carter page going all the way back to early spring of two thousand sixteen And it Kinda got glossed over but there might be more of a story there. I think the other thing that Jim Komi has to be concerned about is the Pfizer court. It was made pretty clear in that at hearing with the Inspector General. They've sent their report to the court. The court Is Looking at it. Lindsey Graham pretty much came out and said he gave the court and ultimatum. Saying you better have a response to this or else we're gonNA have to think about you and your role in all of this But a great step toward reform winded abolishing. He plays. Yes right. But you know that's hanging over the courts head now and the court is an article three court like any other court. It has the ability to sanction officials to bar them from appearing in front of courts to order remedial training within the Department of Justice. I mean there's a lot of steps steps that could take in response to this. If it now takes a position that it was duped and wants to send a message kyw one other part. The inspector general in his report said that it wasn't within the scope of his review to assess the Weather the steele dossier was a product of Russian disinformation at her own testimony during the impeachment hearings Fiona Hill former trump trump official expert on Russia. whose by no means trump apologised? said that her worry was that the steele dossier was Russian. Disinformation Mason. She thought it was classic disinformation because she operated under the assumption that the Russians were not trying to elect donald trump just discredit us elections in general general. She said that Steele was very vulnerable. Because he had was always looking for business over there and dealing with an oligarchy. If if this is true we don't know that is true whether the bad information we know that's filled with bad information that didn't pan out but if it's true it means that when Jim Komo's FBI. I saw advisor warrants using Russian disinformation it means that when he briefed the president on the dossier he was briefing thing. Russian disinformation is a real intelligence and that briefing which became the news peg for outlets to publish. The folder. Means that he uses is that To disseminate Russian disinformation to the public. I mean that that doesn't speak very well of F. B. I.'s directors acuity. Well well and it does seem possible that that's true I mean maybe Down the line. We'll find out one way or another and maybe we never will But this I mean if if that's in the realm of possibility I mean you can imagine that Putin is chuckling and drank. Feels like he got his money's worth And this is far as I can tell is what what he wanted. I mean there. There has not been any indication That there was any real Movement of votes or efforts to affect the result of the election he was trying to throw a wrench in a way he could and here we are. You know two and a half three years later still fighting about it divided exactly as as a as he would want according to Fiona Hill. That's in fact. What she said is that he got look look at the country divided at the impeachment that he that he got for this can do. When do you expect Durham to release? If I mean. He's not going to issue a report. I mean the good thing is he's not going to be Jim Komi When he had that that press conference usurping the authority of the Attorney General to Exonerate Hillary Clinton? He's either going to make charges or not right but Wendy. Wendy Wendy expect him to act well from everything I have heard from my own sources in DOJ. That when people say that. Durham Thomas a straight shooter. He really is a straight shooter and he's already got him or is conscious. Shall we say a of the problems of moving to close into the election season and dropping a report at such a time. Because you know which is exactly what Komi was accused into with some was some Credibility Komi was accused of doing right twice well of course with great merit right. I mean you know. Hillary Clinton was already nominee at the point that he was chastising her And and so it did look as though he was sort of meddling in the process and then of course they. They opened up that investigation a weekend before the election. which was a problem as well too? So Durham given. That history doesn't want to mess around with that. And so oh I would wager that the goal is to get this out in the spring before we before we get to the end of the Democratic primary process. Certainly before anyone anyone heads denomination committees that would certainly convention so I mean that would strike me as probably being the most reasonable if you want to. If you want to guard against claims that you're you're are interfering in election processes right if you want to avoid being charged with the things that James Comey was charged with. I think Mrs Clinton's still blames him for losing. I heard the election. I'm not sure he bears full responsibility. But I think you can plausibly. Make a case that he may have changed some votes at the At the very end. And what do you what do you see for the FBI. What do they have to do? I mean Christopher Ray. The director has announced that he's made forty changes More taken taking more than forty steps to address some of the stuff in the in the report but on the other hand is some of this stuff. I mean the the lawyer who altered the document you don't don't need to be an FBI lawyer to know that falsifying document and submitting it for something is not a good thing. Our rules are rules going to change this or do they need. Does it say the F. B. I.. Really needs leadership again. Remember this these were the actions not of some rogue. FBI agents in the Tulsa Bureau Bureau. You know they were at the very top. Yeah well some of those folks have now left. Of course commes gone. Peter Struck is gone. I believe And you know no me. No I think what we would hope to see. Just strong oversight Ray seems to be making Christopher Wray seems to be making some changes And you know hopefully Republicans or the Democrats in Congress can keep an eye on the agency the Intelligence Committee that has a privy to things that are not public Are Making sure that those as far followed through right and give you the last word. One of the things people have to keep in mind. Is that the the Horowitz report. Because he's an inspector general his authority only ranges over the Justice Department and really only over people who are still there. He can't subpoena can't do the things that A. US US attorney. Kent so even in the best of circumstances his report was bound to be incomplete and not only looking at the FBI. And Jim Komi. He's also looking at John Brennan former CIA director. And others right. I mean there are a lot of people and that whole aspect the CIA involvement wasn't even part of Horwitz well reading the HORWITZ report footnotes and a lot of the throat clearing at the beginning of of it really highlighted the limitations. The I G. He noted the number of people who he wanted to speak to but refused to speak to him Lou People like Glenn Simpson the CO founder of fusion. GPS and he had no authority to subpoena him because he doesn't work any no or to compel him to appear You know also so pointed out that numerous officials like Jim Komi supposedly so helpful. All the time refused to request to have is classified clearance renewed which therefore therefore made it impossible for the I g talk with him and had a lot of memory lapses right things anything suddenly so this this is but durum is not a constrained by any of that he can force people to appear in front of me and get a subpoena grand jury a summons to make them come and put them under oath and he also has the ability? Unlike the I G as you said to look broadly at the entire intelligence community but also interaction with foreign countries as well too and things that were happening in the State Department and things that might have been happening in the White House and things that might have been happening in the Democratic Nick National Committee or the Clinton campaign. We just don't know but I think his his goal is really to look broadly. What was going on in early? Twenty sixteen that truly did get us to the FBI counter intelligence investigation. Okay Kim it sounds like a lot more to come. We'll have to leave you with the last word. This is bill mcgurn. Earn filling in for Paul Zhigo. You've been listening to the Wall Street Journal's Potomac Watch.
Ep. 821 Explosive New Details about the Anti-Trump Scheme
"Get ready to hear the truth about America on a show that's not immune to the facts with your host. Dan Bongino, five of the Dan Bongino show producer, Joe. How are you today hand what a morning I'm doing okay, though. I know. All right, no time and it screw around Joe and I both have a stack show today to get to you. So let's get right to it folks. Here's what I want to cover today. There were some just incredible revelations yesterday the came out both with regard to the investigation into the Trump spying scandal. What happened to their team. Also, there was some very, very cryptic traffic. They came out last night about a dachshund scandal up on the hill, a staffer from Sheila jackson-lee office, democrat Senator, excuse me, democrat congresswoman who released some of the personal information from some of the senators. Mike Lee and others during the judicial committees vote for for for Cavanaugh to release from committee. This is a. There's more to this story folks, something going on here and you know, sometimes there's open questions. I don't have all the answers all the time. I'm digging I'm digging for you, but I want to throw out to use them that this could be a bigger thing than we think they're letting on. All right today show brought to you by our buddies that I target. I target is the best system out there to improve your proficiency with a firearm. When I went through law enforcement training, three times two times through the police academy as a cadet, and then as police recruit in the secret service, one of the things they do to teach you how to proficiently use your firearm is teach you how to try fire, dry fire is safely depressing the the trigger on a safely unloaded weapon, of course, always made sure. Check-check twice. Check three times, make sure it's loaded pointing to safe direction down range, and you pull the trigger on safely. 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My wife was a little surprised. Doxa sing is the releasing of someone's personal information on a internet platform, social media, Facebook, web pages, Wikipedia, whatever it may be. It's disgusting and happens a lot. Unfortunately, it's up there with swatting is to with the most disgusting things the liberals do to us. What is swatting? Swatting is when people call nine one one and say, hey, there's a barricaded hostage or whatever, and a house of the. Someone they don't like and what happens. The swat team shows a pokes. You know, I, I know you lot of you have very busy lives. This is what I do for a living. I'm telling you this stuff you may see that come on, doesn't happen? No, no, no. It does ask a lot of conservative commentators out. There's happen to them. I think Eric Erickson who used to write for red state and now is at crtv. I think it happened to him not that long ago. This is disgusting stuff. So the allegations are that this guy, Jackson Cosco who worked for he used to work for Maggie Hassan and apparently worked for some Senate offices as well as democratic unpaid in terms working for Sheila jackson-lee and the story about how he got caught releasing the personal information. Let's be clear. We're talking about in this dachshund instead of Mike Lee Republican Senator and others on the judiciary committee. During the vote there, the story of how he got caught is interesting and begs a number of very critical questions folks. Number one, how did he get caught? Well, as it turns out, Twitter has a bought running in the background or an algorithm or whatever it may be. I don't know accurately how to describe it. I'm not necessarily tech wizard on this, but has a program running in the background that detects changes originating from IP addresses up on Capitol Hill. I guess it's for monitoring political things or breaking news. Folks have to be candid. I'm not really. Really sure. I just know that's how it happened because it's it's, it's been reported multiple times at various press outlets, and I have articles in the show notes about so Twitter has this this program running in the background to detect changes coming from Capitol Hill Twitter, strictly strictly forbids dachshund. You are not allowed to release the personal addresses or cellphone for IB, Joe. This is obvious, you know, for all our knocks against Twitter and believe me, they're no friends. Conservatives. This is smart policy. You don't like Joe Armacost. You don't release his cellphone number on Twitter, so ten million people can overload his phone dumb, but you know, no one's accusing the radical left of being bright. I mean, these people are police. They tyrants and we don't expect them to actually do smart stuff. So once this change came from Capitol Hill, Twitter detected it. Now Twitter flag did show because as I told you, it forbids dachshund and they noticed that the changes were made to what to the Wikipedia pages of Mike Lee and other Republican senators. And on the Wikipedia page, their home addresses and. Phone numbers were included now. The phone numbers for one of the other senators. I believe it was hatched we're not accurate, but the home addresses were real, and I believe the phone number for Mike Lee was real too. So it was changed on the Wikipedia page. Twitter immediately flagged it and Capitol Hill was notified capitol Hill's notified. An investigation starts right away and Joe, interestingly enough, what we find out if you read some of the charging documents and some of the material surrounding it. This individual Jackson Cosco was caught on Tuesday night. At a computer that was not Sheila jackson-lee hope. Why is that important? Because that's who he was interning for. She's a congresswoman, but it wasn't her computer. Whose computer was it? Folks. Why was he charged with seven different charges, including witness, tampering, witness, tampering. Who was like, wait, I thought we were talking about dachshund. We are. And I've listened. I'm being candid when I don't know. I don't know. I am feverishly digging to try to get to the bottom of what the hell's going on here, but I don't wanna leave this story behind even if there are open questions because it's this important right now with regard to the cavenaugh hearing. Was this an act of pure unadulterated, political coercion, and intimidation? Who was he working with? Was this guy working with someone else? Why do I ask that? Because he wasn't at Sheila jackson-lee office computers was the at someone on the Senate side. He knew from a different intern opportunity. Where was he who gave him access? How much access did he have. Witness-tampering. What witness was he tampering with. There weren't that many witnesses up on the hill. Who were the witnesses, Joe Kavanagh and blahsy Ford. Were they looking up other information to where they looking up Kavanagh's information? What was going on here. Folks. I don't think we've heard the end of this story. Now. I've got a lot to get out. I wanted to well on too much when I don't know. I don't know what it doesn't make sense to city for half an hour talk about. I'm just telling you that expect when I get it, I will put it out to you immediately. I'm working on it, but this is not a simple dachshund case. Yes, that's the core of it that they released it for me, but I'm telling you there's something else going on here. There's a burglary charge in there. There's a witness, tampering, charge, a burglary charge. Did he burglary? Was there an intrusion into someone's office? He shouldn't have been in. Action, jackson. He seems to these seems to think so, yeah, it's going to be detained and potentially a jail Jackson soon. Iran, in sling Jackson, yes. Pretty soon. One more interesting note about this Jackson Cosco who's the alleged of done this. Is a cybersecurity grad suit. Oh, is he? Oh, isn't that special? And he was caught in a computer that he doesn't an office. He doesn't work for. Dude, Aleve you with this final question, who else was he potentially working with. Was it some group on the outside. Folks again, tell me how our government is not a complete swamp of anti-trump deep state inside. Tell me again how we're all crazy. I want answers to this and you should do. This is bigger scenario than just laid out. And he said, even some of the press reports are kinda hinting at some stuff going on, hey. Let me just talk again. Again the articles in the show notes today. Fox News article, it's really good, describes some of the open questions I just addressed. There's another article. I paint me to put it in the show notes, but I want I left leaning outlets like Yahoo news, it kills me to give them cliques, but I think it's important, especially given this pivotal moment this red line in American history, the cavenaugh nomination process that you understand what's going on and at least get a flavor for what the left is thinking right now. And one of the few ways to do that, sadly is to put up left leaning outlets and see how they describe what's going on. So there's a Yahoo news article, give it a shot, read it, describes the three scenarios coming up and it describes him from a left leaning perspective, and I wanna lay them out to you because the left is not done what I say that three scenarios, I'm still talking about the cavenaugh nomination just to be clear. The dachshund incident was the exposing personal information during the cavenaugh hearing to intimidate people. This is about the three scenarios going forward. Now, where are we at now here. Where yet. McConnell has scheduled the cloture vote for Friday a potential final confirmation votes on Saturday, which is again, I think brilliant move, do it on Saturday, get this thing outdoor in the weekend. Now I'm telling you as I've warned you now multiple times on Twitter, this I'm basing on very, very good connected in formation. I don't want oversell it, but expect again on precedent that chaos on Friday and Saturday. Just like I warned you last week about all the stuff that was coming. You can expect more on Friday and Saturday. We could potentially have Justice cabinet by Monday. I say, potentially because I have no idea how bad it's going to get this weekend. All I know is that the planning stages for making it really bad or ready. They're already way downstream. So that's where we are. We're looking at a potential Saturday confirmation vote here the three scenarios. We have an vote scenario number one and up vote. We get fifty one, maybe fifty plus the vice-president Kavanagh's Justice cavenaugh by Monday, again, expect chaos, no matter what scenario. Number two we already discussed this, so I don't want to dig too deep, but it's in the Yahoo piece and I want you to read it from their perspective because it's the scenario number three. That's interesting. Scenario number two is down vote. We don't get fifty plus one, and I believe cavenaugh will then be renominated. It will become an election issue for November. We've already discussed that. I think that is the if God forbid is down vote. I believe that would be a brilliant political strategy, which would absolutely bury the Democrats at the polls. I've got some information on that to how the polls are changing. This was a disastrous overplay by the Democrats. Scenario number three, just kind of related to one, but I broke it out because it involves some details here. There's an up vote, followed up by immediate calls for Kavanagh's impeachment. The Democrats make that their election issue. You heard it here. It's very talked about and demands for recusals on just about any case heard in front of cabinet, which would be any case heard at the supreme court, right? Because they'll say what show they'll say, oh, his angry fiery speech. He gave makes him a partisan actor and he can't rule on union membership or abortion rights or second amendment out of it. He's a partisan actor. There will be a calls for recusals on every case they've done this, the Clarence Thomas for years. So scenario, threes and up vote. And the Democrats then in turn used for the November elections, the impeachment of Brad Kavanagh along with the impeachment of Donald Trump, it'll be the double is impeach impeach followed by calls for immediate recusals on every case in front of the supreme court for Cavanaugh. You may say, what's the good news? There is no good news. We're in a fight. What did you think it was? Good news. You're in a street fight. The good news is we win his good news. You still getting punched the only questions. What's the less bad news? The less bad news is we exercise, as I've said to you and try to motivate you have less few days, raw political power. Now, our raw political power, we win elections. We push cabin onto the supreme court. We win, you lose the new rules when not doing it delicately when I try to be cute nice about it anymore. It is about raw political power now and your desire to win. Do you want to win or not? Now we don't win at all costs. The left wants to do that, but we win at the costs necessary to still maintain our moral backbone and whatever we have to do to win November. We are going to do. Again, I have no good news on scenario three, they will be unending calls for recusals and impeachment the left never stops. The question is, will you. You don't wanna fight and you don't have it in you. That's fine. You're always welcome here, but please back away back away from other people and don't. Week now I'm sorry. But weaknesses contagious. That's why. When I train, I train around monsters in my gym. You squat three fifteen. I'm putting on three twenty three twenty. I'm doing three twenty-five. Weaknesses virus. Don't contaminate anybody. Else is fight is coming. Fight is here. You got it in your what I know you do. I read your emails. Folks. What leads me to believe you do have it in you and you are. Ready for what's coming. You're in that fire that's deals getting hard. And right now is because one, I read your emails, but Secondly, I'm looking at the polls. Let me give you some quick updates on how badly this is blowing up and the Democrats face folks. North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp democrat in a deep red Trump state. She is the incumbent. She is now down to challenge your Kevin Kramer the Republican by twelve points. This is a dramatic shift since the Cavanaugh disgrace which Heidi Heitkamp has been a part of as I keep saying North Dakota, your turn step up. I know you got it in you. I know you listen. We do sophisticated analytics on his program. I see the bubbles. I know you're there step up under no circumstances this Heidi Heitkamp get your vote. I can't tell you what to do. You're responsible adults. I can't envision a circumstance where Heidi Heitkamp gets your vote. She has done nothing but destroyed help destroy this man's life and cavenaugh. She's finished Kevin Kramer is your guy. Missouri joss Holly Claire, mccaskill hollies. Now up eight Napoles they were dead. Even if an Holly was down at one point, Claire mccaskill and incumbent red state democrat has been awful on this Claire. Mccaskill has been awful on everything, Missouri Europe under no circumstances should Claire mccaskill get your vote, bring ten friends to the polls, Claire mccaskill political days. Thankfully appear numbered. So to Heidi Heitkamp's. They have played a role in this disastrous treatment, disgusting imporant treatment of bread. Cavanaugh finally, the enthusiasm gap when people are pulled likely voters, how important is this election to you? The Democrats had a ten point gap. In other words, ten percentage points. More of Democrats said that the selection was more of is very important than they did Republicans that's down to not only is it down to two Joseph, it's within the margin of error. You are fired up folks. I know I don't have to do this anymore, but gosh, I ran myself. I put my butt in this race at one point. I'm not trying to don't care about any pats on the back. I'm just saying, this is these are sacrifices that need to be made right now. It's going to be a little bit painful. It's going to be a little uncomfortable. Go volunteer for a campaign. I think Kevin Kramer joss Holly, they lose your, do they beat your guy in a primary? This is no time for that. This is this is time the link shields and move on. Get out there volunteer, ten, ten and ten. Bring ten friends emailed ten friends. Call ten friends, get them to the polls. We have got to win. I was asked to again by people to to mention one other race, right to Pennsylvania Senate race with Lewis at Lou bar leda Pennsylvania Trump won that state closed the gap. Casey, get him out. There, there's no excuse Tennessee. Marsha Blackburn, she beat your candidate, whatever it may be you like or you don't look. I met her. I like her. You got to vote. I don't care what the what is Bredesen's says, I don't. He's not a Republican, he's not with you. He will flip on you in a minute. All right. I got a ton of Spike's folks at again, I the show so stacked today. I don't even know where to go. There was some just Joe and I were trying to get audio. That's why. You're not gonna notice it, but we got on the air a little bit later. 'cause Joe's? Good. Let me get this out of the way. 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He drops a nuclear bomb on this spy gate thing that I have suspected for a long time. I just didn't have the number. What was it. Let me quote Mark meadows. There is a strong suggestion that confidential human sources actually taped members within the Trump campaign. Okay. So like what was? Yeah, but he gives a number which is fascinating. He indicates enjoy it. Listen, Joe, and I will try to get this audio for tomorrow. We'll have it. We'll get it. It's just he's been working, but the way they had it set up, it's crazy. He gives a number. Which is fascinating. This is there may have been up to five people who were recorded. Really. So my wife was in here this morning. She follows a spy gate case because it's been my life since I wrote the book the book launches next week, but it's available. Now Amazon, you order, you will get it, please, please. Please go get it five people. Who are the five people that may have been spied on and recorded in conversations. Notice he doesn't say intercepts. He says, recorded intercepts would be emails recording a phone calls recorded. I'm assuming meadows means, and I think based comfortably on some research we did for the book that he actually means physical like recordings. Well digital, but you get what I'm saying conversation show. Now, let me again say, I'm speculating here on who up to these five people are, but this beg some very serious questions. Let me give you the lead first. Where are the tapes? Are they scope Atari and who the hell of those five people? Now, I think we can comfortably assume. Who three of them are. Popadopoulos is probably one of them. Carter page is likely another one and Paul Manafort is probably the third. Now I'm going to give you two alternate scenarios here about who these other people could be. Again, I'm speculating a bit on this, but I'm speculating based on a body of research. We've done one is more likely, one is less likely. Let me give you. Let me give you the more likely scenario. I. Both are devastating. The second one is horrifying. Second scenario. Scenario. Number one is those two additional people could have been Roger stone and Mike Flynn. Mike Flynn who of course was Trump's national security advisor before he was let go, you know, the the allegations of lying, which I believe or nonsense, but was Mike Flynn recorded. Was Mike Flynn recorded in conversations by someone working in collaboration with the United States intelligence community and law enforcement. If Mike Flynn was recorded, what was he recorded saying? Was what he was saying, culpa Tori. Now we know he was recorded and unmasked that we know we're, we're fully aware of that. In other words, they telephone recording with Kislyak which was the subject of the Muller investigation where they, they discussed how the Russians would vote on an on an Israel motion at the UN and potential sanctions that was the subject of Muller's interview into Flynn. We know that but other actual physical recordings. I put that out there because it would fill in a piece of the puzzle. A lot of us have been asking for a long time is why did Mike Flynn becomes such a target of Bob Muller follow me here, Joe, if I get confusing, Sammy please. But this would scenario number one here I'm going to give you scenario to in a minute, but the Flintstone connection here. But to the recording, not to each other would make sense my operating theory the entire time in my book based on a lot. It's footnoted to death is that the Muller pro again, is a smokescreen to avoid uncovering the real scandal. Huge was despite being operation on the Trump team with no evidence to do it. What are the open questions the entire time. Joe is always been, why the hell did they target my win? It made no sense. The f. b. i. acknowledged after interviewing Mike Flynn at the White House, they acknowledged that there were no signs of deception in their interview. Yet Bob Muller doubles down and decides to dedicate the full assets of his team towards prosecuting Mike Flynn for false statements to the FBI that the FBI themselves acknowledged were not deceptive that do you understand? I get it. These small details get lost in space, but you understand how that has been a monstrous open question from day one. I mean gigantic and size. Why would they target Mike Flynn? It made no semi's the Flintstones. You, this is where they there been a couple of theories of this. The first which I believe has some merit. It was Flynn's objection to the Iran deal. The Iran deal was the bedrock of the Obama administration's foreign policy. The Iran deal was corrupt from the start, the exchange of cash pallets the wiping out of some sanctions on Iran. The remember I told you about the John Solomon breaking news, the Iranian deal where a FBI informant alleged that the Russians were helping Iranians build their nuclear program and that the informant new uranium. One deal said this to the FBI and yet they still approve your sale. Urania what'd Flynn know about the Iran deal with these such a threat to the Iran deal that Flynn how to be taken down by the mother team? The Iran deal was correct. Number one, corrupt number two is a bedrock of the Obama legacy. If it was exposed this corrupt and the deal was. Supposed as being awful for the United States, which it was Flynn was going to be one of the lead targets for them. But was there a secondary benefits you tracking that? We're good right listeners. I believe we are when is a target because Flint did not support the Iran deal. Matter of fact was a vocal opponent of it. He had to be taken out. He was the former head of the DIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency. There is no question Flynn new stuff. No question Flynn had to be taken down and the Muller team was the perfect vehicle to do it. They were going to charge him with something anything flying to the FBI. They charge him with even know the FBI didn't think he was deceptive. But Secondly, if Flynn is one of those quote up to five people who were actually recorded. What's in those tapes, Flynn must know what's in there if he was recorded. Why? Because he was recorded. Was what's in near exculpatory when I say scope, Tori meaning was what he was recorded, saying an indicator of his innocence, not as guilt. And his innocence in this entire scheme. Therefore, the scandal becomes watch, oh, oh, the scandal of Flint is innocent becomes the recording of Flynn, not Flynn's role in a scandal. He wasn't a part of please tell me you're tracking. We are tracking one hundred percent. We got what Flynn must go away. Because number one, he doesn't support. The Iran deal was vocal against it and he knows the corruption. Number two, the fact that they tried to record him on tape being corrupt, any wasn't corrupt. The scandal becomes that he was actually recorded what he did nothing wrong. So they got to shut this guy down. It makes perfect sense. It makes perfect sense, especially in conjunction with the fact that he was already the subject of an unmasking scandal where his phone calls were recorded, and he was reversed targeted. Now, the only reason I bring up stone is being the potential other target here. Of the recording. Remember just backtrack a bit. Mark meadows set up to five. People were recorded in spied on. We are comfortable with the three. It's probably Manafort page popadopoulos. I just suggested you Flynn. The reason I bring up that it could be stone. Roger stone is because stone is now a. Muller is been relentless relentlessly going after stone, relentlessly, going after stone. He has been on stone for months now, and it would make perfect sense again that if they have recordings of stone just like Muller, excuse me just like Flynn, Joe and a recordings are. In fact, skull Patry not an indication of criminal action. The scandal in itself becomes the recordings. The fact that political operatives were recorded, you'll poverty that is the scandal what better way to shut these guys up than to charge them. And throw them in the clink what better way to do it. They, you know, they're going to come out and go public at some point. So that's scenario. Number one. Flynn and stone. Scenario. Number two, you know, I- Paul, I can. I can forward there a lot before the show and. A little hesitant to put this out there, but I think it's worth taking a risk on folks given what we're dealing with here. I'm basing it on information at this point that we put together for the book. I'm also basing it on. Another explosive bombshell launched yesterday that James Baker former FBI council met up on the hill in a confidential behind closed doors, meeting with hill investigators. This guy was the big lawyer for the FBI during this during the scandal and according to multiple reports, please, please read the show notes today. This is all in there from the hill that's at Bongino dot com. Please read them all. He seemed to indicate yesterday sources indicated that Baker said. That they met the FBI attorneys with at least one attorney from Perkins cooing what the hell. Before the election. So. Chris. Joseph times with these shows, I. You may be saying, I don't get it. You will. The lead FBI attorney who is intimately involved in the entire investigation spying operations, Donald Trump, and we know this, we know from the tax we know from his position, he was the head Jenner. He was the general counsel for the FBI. The biggest lawyer in the FBI with the most influence us deeply embedded in all of this who's intimately familiar with the woods procedure for verifying information used to spy in the FIS accord. Oh interesting. He goes up to Capitol Hill and indicates that they met with at least one attorney from Perkins Kui. Perkins coup was the law firm hired by the Clinton team to hire fusion GPS to spy on the Trump team. So let me let me let me get straight here. The FBI is working with the political opposition raw research law firm for a presidential campaign during a campaign season folks. Do you understand like you might say out there, we already knew that? No, no, no. We never had somewhat admit to it. I didn't lose you by the way. I want to get that out there because scenario to, however. Strange. It may sound a not basing it on pure on a dull to rated speculation with no corroborating evidence at all. Had FBI lawyer according to reports is that would mid that the FBI before the election was meeting with Hillary Clinton's law firm that they hired to go dig up information on Trump. What is this Cuba what the hell is going on here. Now, because you're so right in on this because you listen to my show. This isn't breaking to you the breaking news day now have it on they now have it on record. Yeah. There's no defense to this now at all. Now, let's get back to this. Scenario number two about who the heck are these five people who were being spied on and allegedly recorded now by the government on the Trump team. Could those five people. The two were in question. Could one of them be done junior. Folks. I, this would be. I mean, the the don't even I'm running out of adjectives really hate hyperbolic. I just don't know what to say. I don't. I mean, the mother of all bombs. Was the was the president's son recorded. It may not be. But who are these five people. Let me propose to you a scenario here. Do you remember the tweet by Donald Trump that started this whole spy gate investigation? Joe, I just found out my wires were tapped and Trump Tower, and everybody said, oh, he's crazy. Yeah, Don lemon said world dumber for having heard that Don rural dumber for having ever listened to your show if you ever mistakenly came across it on CNN. But one thing we figured out about Donald Trump, Joe. He's obviously an emotional guy, obviously cares about his family and he cares about what happened here, but he's not dumb. That tweet is never made sense to a lot of people. And now the tweet act interesting to keep talking about my book. But the reason I bring this up is the tweet actually starts my book because the tweet is what makes all of this happen. Nobody's ever accused Trump of being dumb. I mean, serious people. You know, of course, radical liberals call them whatever they want, but he's not stupid. That tweet went out for a reason. Who was in that meeting. At Trump Tower when vessel sky of the lawyer shows up the meeting that, of course, everybody knows about that vessel sky arena like mention and the translator shows up at Trump Tower. The meeting set up by Goldstone to meet with Don Jr. and it's it's, it's the famous alleged we're gonna pass information about Hillary stuff, and they show up to talk about Russian adoptions and Magnitsky. In June meeting at Trump Tower. Was someone wearing a wire. Who would explain who the two other people are. Who would the two other people be. Don Jr. Jared, his son-in-law they were in that meeting now. So was Manafort, but remember do the math with me here meadows said yesterday, we're up to five people who may have been recorded. He didn't say intercepted. He said, recorded. Again, my sincere apologies when we will get the sound for you. But this is too critical to not talk about because we're missing a soundbite. I quoted him before those five people have scenario to, and again, I wanna to be clear speculating a bit here, but I'm not doing it on the lack of information. And the first chapter, the book explains all of this. How that tweet was not an accident. It would be page popadopoulos. Manafort Kushner, and Don Jr. if that scenario, if that scenario is true. Now, again, I believe it's more likely that the two people were probably Flint and stone based based on the targeting of those individuals by Muller. You get what I'm saying, Joe, because I've always always asserted. And I continue to believe that the Muller operation is an effort to shut people up. It's an effort to shut up the key players in this who were spied on who who's now they dollop, who is Muller arrested and prosecuted in conjunction with it. The j. popadopoulos Mike Flynn, and he's going after stone, which would make the spying of them spying on of them, which is the real scandal go away quickly. If you can shut them up by prosecuting them, I believe that's the more likely scenario I've asking you to entertain the second scenario because it makes a world of sense based on the connections of the people in the room with the meeting with Don Jr. Jared Manafort we have the Trump tweet, you may say, Dan and fair enough. You may say fairly, that's a loose connection. That's a loose connection saying, hey, the tweet about the Blyth found out my wires were tapped and Trump Tower. He was talking about tap, not necessarily recording. It's not just that folks. The Don Jr. meeting we now know that Natalia Veselin sky, the Russian lawyer who shows up at the meeting alleging to have dirt and Hillary. I believe this was a setup from the start was working with fusion GPS on a different case who was hired by who. Perkins Kui who we now know that the general counsel for the FBI has admitted, they met with up to tell me you're tracking here. The lawyer that shows up with Don Jr.. Who I'm telling you may have now been recorded. The lawyer who shows up is working for fusion GPS. Now it's a different case, but it's the same company fusion. GPS is higher by law firm. We now know met with the lead lawyer from the FBI during the case where the hell Jim call me right now. So Jim, you didn't know about any of this. Now you see why Jim commes become a partisan hack on Twitter. This guy's probably crap in his pants right now. You telling me Jim. Dan chip commes lead lawyer in the FBI according to multiple reports has now admitted up on the hill. They met with the law firm that hire people that orchestrated this whole debacle. Folks was somebody recording junior with somebody recorded presidents kid and his son in law. We already have another guy in a meeting who's allegedly connected to Russian Intel. Ach, not mention and another translator with a history of working for Hillary's State Department and a publicist in the room who seemingly comes out of nowhere to set this meeting up. I mean, he has connections to the Trumpy, but he's never done this before. Why. Folks. Who are the plus two. We know the three Papa d. we know it's page and it's likely Manafort all those plus to God forbid Don Jr.. And jared. Member Trump already knows all this. Ladies and gentlemen. This is looking like the biggest political hit job in American history. I have never in my life seen anything. So disgusting. I mean, this is this is the most grotesque abuse of power in in the history of the United States government, you know, you may say, we had teapot dome and all that stuff and Watergate folks. We've never had the ability given technology, the ability to intercept record the depth of the deep state bureaucracy. We have never had the ability the technology or the means to abuse surveillance dragnet like we do right now, and it's becoming clear as day that the Obama administration had something to do with this. Let me tie that up for you too. Persist gets worse. For we get to that may just get paid for the show. I can. I mention one sorry to take a break your for you. But a again, I'm getting a little emotional and I don't want I wanna yell. This is important stuff. I'm having a live signing folks on October ninth for my book at two PM. It's a live online. They'll be a Lincoln. Today's show notes. All you do is click on the link. I really be honoured if you'd show up. I'm trying to make it special, and I really did this for you. I'm not big on live signings and stuff like that, but a lot of people ask me for signed copies. I deeply appreciate it. If you'd show up, we'll put the link in the show notes today. I will put the link on Budgie dot com. It's Tober night. The two PM eastern. 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So now we know according to the FBI general counsel and reports that he'd indicated they met with Perkins coup lawyers before the election and on precedent that abusive FBI power to be meeting with the political opposition team. We know who did Mrs. Clinton bring on board. We know this for multiple reports. Now that's been out there publicly for a long time who did Mrs. Clinton bring on board as her lawyer and legal adviser right around the time before she announced she was going to do a presidential campaign. Mark Elias, ladies and gentlemen, Mark Elias who has worked with Perkins coup for a very, very long time. When I'm suggesting to you is this plan was set up from the start folks. I don't believe this was an operation to just spy on one particular person. Donald Trump. I believe at this point, as I said to you repeatedly that they were operations being set up to spy on multiple presidential campaigns, potentially Carson Ted Cruz and others. I don't think this just started with Donald Trump. Donald Trump won the nomination and he became the logical target later. But I'm going to walk through these facts here because this is critical. Around April twenty fifth right around the time, Perkins coup act, Perkins coup activity equal twenty. Fifth of two thousand sixteen, it's the heat up. Perkins Kui is is working with the Obama is, excuse me is working with the Clinton team and lawyers for Perkins Korea, working with the Clinton team. We know now the FBI met with Perkins coup right before the election FBI general counsels. Now apparently admitted to this. Who else gave a massive payment right around the time. This started to Perkins coup. Oh, FAA. Used to be Obama for America. Now it's organizing for America. So let me tie this thing up for you folks in a in a in a in a cute little package here. Put a ribbon on top. We now have a suggestion that up to five people were recorded recorded by the intelligence community and effort to examine investigate and potentially prosecute the Trump team. We don't know who those two people are. The two extra people. We speculate it could have been Flint and stone, which explains Muller could have also been Don Jr. and Jared in that meeting in that meeting is a lawyer. Is a Russian lawyer who is also working for fusion GPS on the prevalant case. That Russian lawyer is working for a company hired by Perkins Kui and paid for by Mrs Clinton to go dig on Donald Trump. We also know that the law firm that hired the company that hired the Russian lawyer. That law firm received a payment not long before that in April, the meeting happened in June. Received a payment from Obama's former campaign arm. Obama for America. It was an organizing for America. This was his former campaign or it was a hundreds of thousands of dollars of a payment made. We also know the Clinton team before they even announced hired Mark Elias, sweaty history, working with Perkins kooky. So jesting that this was not some fly by night operation folks. Now, even more disturbing. Baker, the FBI council that apparently went up on the hill and divulges information has said that during the two thousand sixteen election season, Joe, that they met with at least one attorney from Perkins CU. We at least. Who were the other ones. Now. Let me read to you from John Solomon's piece on the hill. Yup. I'm sorry before I get that because I don't want to lose this. I started with the lead. I and the great part about starting with the leaders. You know where I'm going. But if I don't wrap it up, it kills the point of. So when we were talking about the up to five people who are recorded. Question number one was who with two other people, but I said to you to other takeaways and the leads are. Where the hell of the tapes. They were recorded recorded. That means there were tapes, Where're the tapes, and are they escape worry. Folks, what's on those tapes? How do we know. How does meadows? No, that people were actually recorded. Well, he gives a hint Halen interview that it's due to the tax, the tax Peter stroke and Lisa page and others sent to censor themselves the tax. You know, the texts, Pete Peter stroke was the lead investigator in the case Trump case if anybody knows what's going on. He does page was another lawyer for the FBI working on the case working with Baker. May I suggest to you in those texts folks? I have this big bold letters to remind you haven't been a former investigator myself. That there are probably one direct references to tapes or some kind of recordings. But Secondly, that in some form of Email text or charging document, there may be direct quotes. The wreck quotes from people, how would you get those. Joe, how would you get them? I have to listen to you now. There's only two ways to listen to you. One. I can have a conversation which, oh, I'm back. I'm having right now. I can be writing down Joe. Tell me what you eat for dinner. Last night Joe's said he h shrimp shrimp cocktail and flog rob, which he didn't. I assure you. What's the other way I can get the quotes by recording you talking to somebody else. It's obvious. Meadows is not making this up. There investigators who've looked at these texts were probably looking at direct quotes. If those are quotes and they weren't talking to Peter stroke. Joe obviously, Todd, junior talking to Peter stroke either was might Flynn, except for the interview. Later on that there were probably quotes of conversations. Peter stroke wasn't in on. Are those quotes expeditionary? Are they indications of their innocence? That's the key question. If they are, where are the tapes. Where are the tapes. There better be tapes if there were recordings because Joe, if they're not pace and those tapes were used as evidence, do you Joe? You're not a federal investigator, correct? No, I wasn't. Dan. Do you think destroying tapes would probably be a big deal? Just the guy I think destroying tapes would be a bad thing. Dan big. Oh, you do guy's brilliant. He's like inspector gadget over. Thank you, Dan, doodoo through. But I used to love that show folks. Where are the tapes? What do they say. The people who are read in on this Solomon, Sarah Carter meadows and others. You hear them keep indicating newness member, the newness translator. That there's a Scopus, Tori evidence out there indicating that the Trump team was innocent that they did not do this did not collude with the Russians. Now I've told you what I believe a lot of that is it's probably in the FBI three, oh twos and the summaries of their interviews with people Bruce or and others. But folks I hadn't considered. I have to be candid with you. The possibility that there may be recorded conversations out there that are even more damning not for the Trump team for Obama. The, oh, Bob administration may have been spying under political opposition while the full whole time having recordings indicating this thing is bowl. Above you, get it? Oh, yeah. All right. Let me just read to you from this Sean Salman piece because this is just terrific in shown. Please read this. Quote. It means this is talking about the James Baker. The lawyer who met now is saying that the FBI met with Hillary's basically Hillary's legal team. I mean, this is just. So freaking bad. It means the FBI at good reason. The suspect the dossier was connected to the DNC's main law firm and was the product of democratic opposition research effort to defeat Trump yet failed to the close to disclose that information to the Pfizer court in October of two thousand sixteen when the bureau applied for a Pfizer warrant to Savell Trump campaign advisor Carter paid folks. This is not a small thing. You and I have known forever. The dossier was a political document paid for by Perkins coup and fusion GPS by the Hillary team, but now knows member Komi with Jim Komi and all his interviews during this book thing was like, well, we didn't really know paid for the dossier that lawyers saying he met with Perkins coup, Jim, did you miss this? Do you understand how this refutes every main player in this scandals fundamental defense Ono who. Really. Really, you're an unfortunate victim Alicia show the fact that you already know everything because we expose that six months ago. The point now is not the repeat to you that this was a political hit job. The point is to repeat to you that the people who've been denying, it's a political, hit job have nowhere to go anymore. The FBI lawyers admitted they met with Perkins coup, how did you not know that the dossier was paid for? How about that. Moving moving on from the same piece in the hill. This is a bombshell that unequivocally shows the Rio collusion was between the f. b. i. Donald Trump's opposition, the DNC, Hillary and a Trump hating British Intel officer to hijack the election rather than some conspiracy between Putin and Trump a knowledgeable source told John Solomon. Bakery's interviewed by lawmakers behind closed doors on Wednesday sources declined to divulge his testimony others than to say, other than to say confirmed other evidence about the contact between the Perkins coup law firm than the FBI. Folks. I'm not trying to boy to death here with this stuff. I'm just trying to get out today a running out. You have to be able to debate. You're looney tunes liberal friends to shift the public opinion from the media driven narrative that Russian collusion is about Trump if Russian collusion is real, but it's about the Hillary team. The evidence is now overwhelming. Jim commes denials because the now we're, they're going to move. Watch. Watch this, watch the lift and ship. The media is going to move in the next few weeks or days to a well, you know, all right, the dossier, once the documents declassified, the dossier was the was the main vehicle USA spy on the Trump team. And yes, it wasn't verified, but the FBI did know why because that detaches them from Obama. It was Obama's the OJ running this thing. Right, right, right. Do you understand how this Solomon piece completely annihilates? That line of thinking it was Obama's campaign arm that paid the law firm that was meeting with the FBI. They were meeting with the FBI that completely isolate. They have nowhere to go. Jim Komi is not telling the truth. You telling me as lead lawyer was hiding this meeting from them. This is insane. Please, please read the piece. All right folks. I got a role, but I want to leave you with one final listeners sent me an Email morning and you know, I read a lot of them, but. This was really important, and I agree with them and I'm going to bring this up. He said Dan with everything going on with Brad Kavanagh on this character assassination is this ruthless disgusting. Nonsense. It's happening to them right now. He said, you know, it's probably a good time. You have have a lot of younger listeners to remind them. Nothing's fair anymore kids. I'm sorry. I don't mean. You better understand now everything you do from thirteen probably before thirteen. Given the ruthlessness and the liberals in the media, every single thing you do when you realize you really smart, you're gonna reach positions of prominence later in life. Some of you are going to be CEO's high powered lawyers, doctors, maybe politicians, maybe leaders of federal agencies, cops, whatever it may be everything you do will be the subject of ruthless character assassination. Once you're out in as a conservative, I'm not trying to scare you, but it was a great Email and you know what? This is my public service announcement for the day, everything you post on social media. Every picture you have drinking. I've I'm, we were kids. We took pictures all the time at house parties, everything everything is going to be subject. Once you reach a position of prominence later in life to a character assassination effort. I'm just warning you now with facial recognition, technology bar. Cameras and other stuff in the future folks. I'm telling you if you're listening and you're thirteen or older, you better be damned careful what you put on social media on Instagram, who you give your party with how you party making mistakes, any of this stuff. None of it's going to be forgiven. Cavenaugh. What happened to him is opened up a Pandora's box of stupidity that will never be closed. Democrats liberals in their media buddies have now figured out that they can go back to high school and destroy someone's reputation for the rest of their lives. I'm telling you be careful on your Snapchat. Be careful on your Instagram, be careful on your Facebook, be careful and by the way it goes for adults to. I mean, I'm not lecturing anyone, but this is going to be ruthless in the future. You are crazy putting anything out there on social media that makes you look even mildly foolish. You're nuts because it's all going to be out there in the future. The minute, you get appointed to a corporate board and someone finds out your conservative. We have crossed the Rubicon of stupid. No, turning back. All right folks. Thanks again for tuning. And again, please join that live signing on October nine next week. That's my book launch. Please pick up the book today. Spy Gatesville on Amazon, put a lot of work into it and all this will make sense. Once you get through it, really appreciate it. And I'll see you oughta mar- you just heard the Dan Bongino show get more of them online anytime at conservative review dot com. 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The Devastating Inside Story on Comey (Ep 1056)
"Get ready to hear the truth about america on a show. That's not immune to the facts with your host. Dan bongino on june. Oh all right folks in a bit of a quandary here lots of emails yesterday about kobe show email my website because i really enjoy your feedback but i'm a a little confused. I have to be honest about some of the feedback we got in the show. Read the komi. I g report. There are some unbelievable nuggets in there. I i missed yesterday because i was literally doing it on the air as it broke. I've got that for you today. Also a quick update on the situation down here. We're unfortunately at ground zero for hurricane landing endings on a stack show for you today. Welcome to the dan bongino show producer joe. How are you today. A little bit of commuted is friday. Yeah right that is usual. It's friday which goes on for about thirty seconds sometimes withdraw a little bit yeah yeah. I think we were just talking talking about this hurricane and showing our contingency planning for next week we'll be here for you. I don't miss shows <hes> you guys and ladies. Give me your all tuning in every day. You've made my life super. Special joe's as well and i sincerely mean that and it's our goal paula and joe and i to get this. She's well by the way yesterday was my anniversary with my awesome. Loving fantastic smart beautiful wonderful incredibly super cala fragile listrik makes reality ocean wife wife paula. We've been married. Believe it or not. Sixteen years crazy feels like two minutes so yes so they yesterday unfortunately we were supposed to go out to dinner on saturday night and we're not gonna do that in the middle of a category four hurricane. I don't know i'm still thinking about but she. She doesn't feel that great either. Okay moving on love you to death no oh sweetheart. She's right outside today. 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They're kind of like. I'm not being coy silly funny about it. I mean this. You're everything to me. My credibility matters to you. We get a lot of stuff. I've got a few things wrong here and there like. I said i always grab a fourth thing because listen. We make mistakes like anyone else as a show. I think our record of being accurate is pretty darn good. I mean go back and read spy gate my first book. We nailed the two and a half years ago. When we wrote the book the whole story based on some sources. It wasn't like magic powers but yeah. I got some emails yesterday honest a nerd me a little bit because i trust you. You trust me. It's some people a very few three or four. Were like what are you doing. You can tell us kobe's home. He's gonna get locked up forever. Nothing's happening jim komi the of course this was pursuant to the inspector general report where by the way we covered two weeks ago that jim komi wasn't going to be charged so i don't know why why this was news yesterday some by the very limited but i feel it applies to the broader audience because i don't want you to think you're wasting your time folks i have never i don't know what show you listen to but i have never said jim. Komi and the players were all going to go down and get locked up when we were all going to be singing coon by i have. I don't know where you got that from. That's not this this show. Maybe you listen to other shows fair enough and you're conflating the two but it's important to me even people who didn't send those emails that you understand my credibility matters. If i'm wrong i'm wrong but i can't an answer an email but something i didn't said you need some evidence. Here's a minute clip of viral speech conducted down at the breakers in southern florida that by the way when i said this this paul. How long was this almost a year ago. Now yeah november's almost a year ago when i said this. Everybody emailed me. Don't say that you're crazy. Everybody's gonna get locked up so i don't know which way to have it. Play the cut and we'll come back and we'll cover the details of this report. I'm here to give you the bad news unfortunately and i mean it. I'm i'll give you the bad news and the good news. The bad news is nothing. I am not convinced. Anything's going to happen to any of these people at all remember. I'm justice isn't blind in the united states. It's only blind to democrats. It's that's. I mean bob. Menendez got off. Hillary clinton got nothing. I mean it's it's completely obvious that hillary clinton was is involved in federal crimes. There's no doubt about it. It's just there's no will to prosecute democrats and the reason for that as sebastian knows as well as a lot of you is the media are full of liberals that will protect the democrats to the end. You know they'll have donald trump potentially thrown out of office for ripping a mattress tag off hillary clinton. We'll trade information over private serve that the russians and chinese most likely reading and nothing happens at all <hes>. I don't understand a lot of your emails. I really don't and and and i get it get the ninety nine percent of you that that didn't say that you probably like well why you're wasting your time with us. 'cause folks that you're everything to me. I mean that my whole life is built around my credibility with you. That's all the matters. Believe me when i tell you we're not doing this for the money anymore. Trust me we're good you matter to me. I have never said that. I have said the opposite and the irony of this is when i gave that speech. I got bill used with emails. Stop saying that's not true. They're all going. They're not going down. They're not now. There are people who have committed crimes so again. This is in light of what happened yesterday l. Let's move move on from that to what i think is going to happen. There are people because i go on later in the speech and say how there are people in serious trouble. I come in this book to as well there there are komi is one of them. He is not out of the woods. Does that mean he's gonna wind up in handcuffs ladies and gentlemen. I don't think so but i do think andy mccabe is in a world live trouble so please. If you're going to email me a complaint about the show. Get the show right. That's not my show. That's not what i said. I did not say all. These people like i said the exact opposite now having said that for the people out there who are upset because i'm getting a lot of emails yesterday to stop covering a total go to waste the time nothing's going to happen ever. It's all a waste. No no no. I'm sorry and i you know they tell you. Don't criticize. You know. I'm criticizing. You here and i'm sorry if it caused you to the two now is nothing i can do about that but folks i get it. There's a tendency out there to wanna throw in the towel. I get it yeah but as richard gere said and primal fear. I'll have to paraphrase it a bit. You want justice go to a prostitute. You want you wanna get screwed go to a courthouse all right what did relied a little different in primal fear. It's a little more vulgar okeydoke dokes. What do you think you think the world is fair. I'm sorry what u utah. The election of donald trump was going to write everything tomorrow morning. Folks you getting ready to throw in the towel after three years. That's if this was never going to be easy ever having entrenched swamp of d._c. Bureaucrats media elitist academic frauds lobbyists billionaires and millionaires who have bought this system off from the start and you thought one man was going be able to fix it in the first half of his first term and because it didn't go our way we call me which by the way i don't agree with. I just told you what i thought i'm giving you the the facts and i was right. You ready to chuck in the towel and walkaway. This country means so little to you that you're gonna leave. The the president stranded out there on an island because the prosecution didn't go your way they refuse charges on komi by the way and i note here the case was is a loser which i'm going to get into ladies and gentlemen the only thing more damaging than not charging jim komi i would have been charging jim komi and getting humiliated in court. You wanna give up fine. This shows not for you. I'm not done we have re election and we have possibly four four five more years. If we pence gets elected trump junior after that potentially ten twelve more years to fix this thing my gosh you ready to give up. This is our fight. You were here to fight fight. That's what your job is. The second creation out there. You're going to have to answer to to to a higher power when they chucked in the towel yeah well because we miss the prosecution. I probably got one hundred emails dog finish well. I'm not wow that's i'm. I'm serious joe. I got a lot. I'm not done and i'm good cover this because it's the biggest scandal of our time and when it gets exposed i'm convinced at a minimum at a minimum we will be able to correct the historical record on what happened here if it attached not fair and people should go to jail license not fair daddy o tough search so doing nothing's fair. Nothing's fair you taught life was fair. I mean what what is you get. The who told you that we have a president united states stage being investigated for a crime. He didn't commit for for another crime. You didn't commit on an obstruction on investigations should have never happened and all of a sudden you don't life was fair folks. I gotta tell you i can't i don't understand that and to those who are with me and the positive emails we got you say thank you. I'm with you to this. This fight has just begun emails yesterday ripping you careful. I'm sorry man yeah. I got to tell you the first time i sincerely disappointed because everything i've been telling you that. I don't think there's going to be justice in that way now. Let's get to the facts here folks. This case was a loser loser. It was a loser. Why let me give you the overview and then i'm going to break down in this komi report some really awful stuff that i think is being teed up to destroy this guy komi which doesn't necessarily mean he's going to be an. Hey cups. I komi is smart ladies and gentlemen. He is really smart. This guy is the lex luther of all of this operation brennan's. I'm not brennan's renan's adult. I'm becoming more convinced by the day i mean brennan's really really not a bright guy. I can tell by his tweets. He's the mastermind and this and he can't shut up. Commes not folks. This guy is a devious snake who plan this thing out meticulously. Why is this case to loser by the way you're not here in the city. I'm gonna put it on judge janine on saturday night when i go on her show. Here's what he did folks. He wrote these memos knowing knowing in his head. The information in there was going to be classified. He knew it. The memos were about conversations he had with the president united states and i'll get to all of this. Don't worry about going to recover recover all of this. They were classified after he leaked them well. That's not fair. Dice point stipulated. It's not fair share. It's also not a legal case. Homey was a snake. He didn't classify some of these memos at the time he wrote them so so he knew if he leaked them and they were classified later he could say what joe i didn't know classify. We've if this guy stupid. He did it on purpose joe. Who did he leave them to. He leaked to one of his lawyers. Dare we and you'll richmond who by the way was a special imp- special employees with the f._b._i. Who managed to maintain a clearance through the cycle. Call me leak the memos to him him as one of his lawyers to. What does that tell you joe. He's not a dope. He understood that even if the information was classified ex post facto steady leaked it to one of his lawyers who already had a classification based on commes hiring him as a special employees at the f._b._i. This dude dude thought this out folks you wanna take this to court and get smoked komi walking out of court like john gotti after he wanted to ooh screaming show in richard nixon victory signs and your email and me. Are you don the countries over. I'm finished goodbye it goodbye. I'm not i'm not done. I could take my money and run. Believe me life has been good. I'm not done ever smy country and it's worth saving. You don't duck too hard fights going. Finally what is comi they do. After he finds out he's under investigation he hires richman the guy he leaks the memos to as his personal lawyer attorney client privilege disguise not stupid ladies and gentlemen. Komi outsmarted smarted everybody. That's not fair. You're damn right. It's not fair. This guy sucks but he was smart. Bill bar however is smarter now. Daddy didn't prosecute ask you to prosecute a loser ladies and gentlemen. I'm telling you this case was a loser in the d._c. Courts it was going to go to a loser loser with a capital l. Loser this snake thought this whole thing out he leaked these memos knowing it was classified but made sure it was classified after he leaked w lead them to an employee who still had a classification status addis and then later on may employee of the f._b._i. Personal lawyer so he could use his attorney client stuff. Diabolo sky is a snake snake. Yeah yes serve having said that there are it's crimes out. There folks where i think there is some legal liability. I still think andrew mccabe is a lot of trouble and potentially komi as well. It depends i'm not optimistic. Let me be clear about that. I'm not optimistic. Kobe's ever going to see a jail cell and i never have been there are three crimes crimes. Remember them being in trouble does not mean legal trouble when i say trouble i don't mean they're gonna wind up in jail. I mean and you can listen to me. You can laugh this off. All you want. That's fine but i'm telling you having running this circle circle. When i ran for office folks jim. Komi does not give a damn about two weeks in jail. That may make you feel better but i'm telling you he will only write a book about it and become a billionaire off. He doesn't care many view care. He doesn't what jim komi cares about is going down in history as the white knight who took down donald trump after yesterday. This guy looks like a complete corrupted crat zero and it is destroying him. I don't care about that. I do the historical michael record when this is over has to be clear and it does matter this guy will be written about in textbooks komi and brennan for the rest of his life and the life of his kids and grandkids who will have to read this as a stain on his agency and our country trust me that matters getting back. There are three crimes committed here. There were the leaks to the wall street journal and elsewhere of classified information that is a crime which andy mccabe is currently under investigation for and may potentially actually be indicted for there is another crime which we've yet to get the perpetrator on the leak of the mike flynn conversation with the russian ambassador classified at the highest levels that was leaked to a reporter at a left wing newspaper the washington post. I that is a crime. We don't know yet. I have my suspicions about who it is. Be unfair for me to put it out on the air by that. We could be sued for that. What do but i have my suspicions about who it is. That is a crime. It's highly likely someone will be prosecuted for that third. We have the material misrepresentations to the fisa court under oath. There is likely associated criminal conduct with that we will see. I am not optimistic but there are still domino's left to topple here folks and one more thing for those. Who are nothing's ever happened folks. These people were fired from their jobs. They lost their pensions. Is it good enough. Hell no but let's not pretend nothing happened either. I'm only here to give you. An outlook of what i think is going to happen and the truth and the facts. I'm not gonna lie to you to make thank you feel good. That's the irony that video that when i put that out there everybody was mad that i said that now. It's turned out to be true when you're mad because what i don't get it. It's a little frustrating folks. My credibility matters to him just the guy i'm a guy you're doing my best to report on the biggest scandal in modern american history. I don't want you thinking you wasted your time. You didn't all right let's get into. I've got some video coming up before i get to that. I just we have a lot of sponsors want to be here today. <hes> trying to get that get get down with because they really wanna talk to you. So i appreciate all your patients. 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I'm gonna get it right and i'll i'll cite some online and people who don't get the accolades on cable news at should as we go throughout the show but here was ben witty's a friend of combs on m._s._n._b._c. giving what is possibly the worst. I take i've ever heard on what that report covered about jim. Komi check this out by not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his f._b._i. Employment and by using it to create public pressure for official action call me set a dangerous example for the over thirty five thousand current f._b._i. Employees many thousands more former f._b._i. Employees who similarly have access to or knowledge of non public information. It's clearly i g is basically saying here <hes> he he went outside is called the chain of command in this case. I guess you could some form of that by doing that. You're if others did the same thing the f._b._i. Would lose its credibility. Heartbeat is not a fair critique well so i think under normal circumstances it might be but let's consider what the sensitive information russian is referring to there. The sensitive information is that the president of the united states tried to shut down an investigation of his national security adviser and that is the information that the critiquing komi for making public and so. I think you have to ask the question once. You've been fired fire. You are now at this point. You're not just the former director of the f._b._i. Russell a witness to really gross misconduct. That may be criminal so what are you. It is the g really saying i think by the way that he is really saying that. If you are a law enforcement officer who's a witness potentially criminal activity. You got to shut up up even if you're the f._b._i. Door so <hes> so <hes> so just to be clear daddy time for audience the audience tom busby hat on. You are gonna have to get this over with you by the way it's got back to it to show notice thank you to the guy said that. <hes> let me get this straight. You commes been silenced joe just to be clear according to knucklehead ben witty by the worst. I've ever heard my life yeah. We've heard nothing from combing. Does you realize all those tweets. All those me that was that was that was bizarro. Komi member like superman. Bizarro wasn't really call me this. You know that that was the bizarro. Oh komi this genetic x. Men like mutation taken from a cheek swab of his skin cells and they recreated bizarro so we haven't heard from komi at all. I i know where he's been nowhere. He has been silenced. Okay show's over. Thanks folks. That's not what i don is this. Is this guy even this ben. Witty's is the biggest moron on twitter at his twitter. Account is so littered with stupidity. He should delete. He's account disappeared from public life altogether. I had to play that cut but on the substantive though because it was so hilarious what he said i didn't even know where to start. It's the same komi we should be silenced. Jim comedies on twitter just about every cable channel in the history of sentient human beings. Jim commes written a book. Jim jim commes testified in front of congress. Jim call me abused his power in the f._b._i. To investigate a president for a crime that didn't happen then initiated an obstruction charge to investigate the obstruction structure of a crime that never happened as well dad miss this complete total intellectual ignoramus is suggesting that jim komi is somehow the silence. Oh yeah okay ben and then hilariously he goes and anywhere investigating obstruction charge and this thing about him trying to shut shut down the investigation against mike flynn what investigation the one that they acknowledged andy mccabe jim komi zone deputy director there was quote no effort to obstruct at all you mean that you circle head you mean that investigation you complete intellectual vacuum of a skull and empty skull now. Let me pierce this is from the i._t. Showing you a colossal clown. This guy witty's is that they tried to shut the donald trump. His assertion is comi was silence which is hilarious of its face and the trump tried to shut this investigation down okay. Here's a snippet of the report. This is fascinating listening for a guy who tried to shut the investigation down like donald trump from the report a portion of memo to keep in mind. These are commes memos. Not trump's trump is a portion of memo to summarize the discussion between trump in komi concerning the salacious material and trump's wondering whether this is this is fascinating fascinate. Remember what are you saying. Trump was trying to shut the investigation now. This is a quote from trump in komo's whether trump should ask homey to investigate the whole thing to prove it was a lie according to memo to call me replied that the decision about whether to initiate investigation was up to trump but they call me said he wouldn't want to create a narrative that was the f._b._i. Is investigating trump because he f._b._i. Was not lie and they call me worried. Such thing would be misconstrued. Woody's seriously you by the way that is the most ironic last name ever witty's actually change that benjamin joe but curly early benjamin not witty did not read the actual i g reports were in komi zone memo's covered by the edgy report trump s komi to investigate instigate quote the whole thing. Oh trump's allegedly obstructing. You must have must have missed benjamin knotweed. He's that. I missed that one. I mean i read the whole report. I missed the one line that refused my whole assertion. Daham benjamin witty's missed the entire crux of the whole report. Kobe's own memo's say that kobe homey one life to trump about being investigated and then told him now. Let's not investigate the whole thing. The whole thing trump wants investigators. I've lord knows to do to you. It's like a like a clown show. It's like a sad clown. Show paula member that magician addition. We had a isabelle's birthday party. We just magician. It was depressing. Even a two year olds are walking out. I felt bad for this of course tricks ever the trick with the rings where there's a hole in the ring and he's like hey look these rings are connected. You see the whole interview chari. Go look they're connected. This is like a cloud show. These guys they invest kobe investigates a president for a crime that didn't happen because he hates him. Opens investigation lies about it lies to to the president. The president asked him to investigate it. He lies to him again and says they shouldn't because he doesn't want anyone to misconstrue it. He then lies about all of the fis documents lies repeatedly gets fired and lies again to start an obstruction investigation into a crime that didn't exist and benjamin on witty's. 'cause kobe's been silent. Yes you're right. Komi is clearly the thumb was on jim. Komi the whole time. Yeah must've read it on a box. He's spoke perfect. You said armacost hilarious some guy as book message me and said that he loves you one lighter. Thanks very witty. Benjamin i tear your daddy loves thank you a lot of your one liners of course escaped me because that's all right moving on here setting that up that the commentary yesterday on on this was awful i wanna get to another bombshell in this report is covered by the daily caller chuck ross who wrote this either way the show notes today. Please read them bongino. Oh dot com subscribe to wait email email to your check out. This piece is yet is chuck ross. Of course he's done a fantastic work on this far. Keep that up one second. I just want to give shout outs other people to undercover huber awesome techno fog rosie memo's tracy beans. There are people out there on twitter who but you're not getting the accolades accolades you showed on cable news who've been knocking it out of the park so hot object carlson epoch times really nice work. Chuck has been at the forefront is yeah really good work guys in ladies f._b._i. Witnesses said commes trump briefing was meant to collect info for the russia probe report says wait teo teo. Oh baby joe. You just read what i read memo to call me. Told trumpy wasn't under investigation. We don't need to look at this. We don't want the public misconstruing things. That's komo's komo sir. You're not under investigation. That headline can be corrected. Chuck chuck ross light to us. Chuck russ's nail. This case as it's chuck finally just started to go over the edge start lying. No of course chuck ross actually did homework and has been right about this the whole time unlike the hacks in the mainstream media probably get okay three four times when he gets paid to lie to you and look like buffoons all the time 'cause chuck like me you know there's actually read the report and the report it is crystal clear sure that on january sixth when jim komi went to trump tower to brief donald trump about the dossier and the allegations since about the stuff that he was going there to investigate trump not to brief trump which is directly contradictory victory to what jim komi has been telling us the whole time none other hat tip conservative treehouse guys who we disagree about a lot but still they do some good work. This is a snippet from one of their pieces today. They did some highlights on it from the report. Now remember keep this up second. This is important jim. Komi is told us all along that he's the white knight who went up in january two brief donald trump about the dossier because he was so worried it was going to go public. That's not what the report says quote. Komi told the o._i._g. I g the inspector general that he classified memo one about that meeting in this way because his judgment was that the information listen to this oughta be treated like fis derived information or information in a counter invalid intelligence investigation you dig. Komi is a full of it. He is a lawyer. This guy is a sociopathic liar. He is told everybody in their mother. I went up there on january sixth to talk trump which memorialized in his own memo memo one and in that meeting. I was trying to tell trump this information's nations out there. You should probably get ahead of it but don't worry about it. It's salacious unverified. That was not why he went up there. He went up there and <music> only mentioned to him by the way the hooker stuff because he was investigating. Trump folks get in khamis had a second. I understand this having been investigator myself self komi and clapper by the way a working together on this thing which excuse me c._n._n. Gets wind of just a few days slater and winds up running a report about this briefing which gives buzzfeed permission to run the dossier. That's a whole other conspiracy there. That actually happened. It's not a theory it happened. Komi walks in the office show. I may need you to put on the ombudsman had here with you. He's not going there to brief trump about this thing say hey be careful this dossier. These stuff is out there. He goes into the office and he says the trump. You know there's this stuff out there about hookers and russia for those you watch it on youtube. I'm turning my year to the microphone. Why call me doing that. Why not just tell them exactly clearly what the hookers stuff and russia was about. What was he waiting for from trump. Remember why he's there. He's not there to warn trump. He's there as he acknowledged himself in that church house excerpt from the piece that had they did the underlining on that <hes>. He's there to get investigative information. What's he waiting for joe. He's waiting for trump to come back jack. He lays out just the very base sur. It's this stuff about you know hookers and russia. Oh you mean the stuff now. He's like like how does he know about the stuff. That was only in the dossier you dig it. Sorry i'm trying to keep peace at bad we can deal with it there. You guys you all know the details about what the stuff is. Comi seeds the chia pet. Chia seeds to sprout. Hey we got this hooker stuff in moscow aska. He was waiting for trump to go. Oh yeah the p._p. Thing in the obama room they got that on tape. Komi holy crap his his hands feverishly writing notes on cerebral cortex but what happens folks trump looks at him and he's like what the hell are. Are you talking about think about this stupid stuff komi. Was there investigating trump not possible possible not pay. He told he told the g. and trump. They weren't investigating trump in g report. He is a sociopathic. Oh pathak lawyer folks. I'm not kidding. This guy is sociopathic liar he is did this guy is almost as bad as brennan. He is incapable of telling the truth. It gets worse in order to get around the classification scheme so we can leak them instead of bringing in an independent group of f._b._i. B._i. folks to determine the classification level again hat tip conservative treehouse guys on this. This is their snippet of the report. I had to dig all over twitter day for stone techno techno. All these are all doing a great job but this is from the reports. I want to be fair about where i'm citing. Stuff from. The unit chief told the oi- that during the june i two thousand seventeen meeting the participants. This is a meeting where to discussing how to classify these members including the one. I just talked about the stuff they should determine airman about what should be classified and quote was definitely a debate about some of the issues according to baker. Jim baker komo's one of his lawyers the f._b._i. Some of the discussions were lengthy and the group sometimes started down one path and then reversed course folks listen to the names in this stroke then characterized the meeting struck struck as a lot of discussion about is classified if so why would fall into the classification guidelines none of the participations. None of the participants kept notes the meeting. Wow oh that's fascinating. Komi kept notes about everything but as this call ball of idiots at the top of the f._b._i. Who's investigating. Trump is determining whether to classify this stuff or not. They're not keeping notes on that. Listen who else appears in this as a result of their review baker struck the unit chief and page lisa page. Oh another one recommended classifying portions of memo to three and seven which had not been marked classified by komi. Isn't this fascinating that even in later determining determining what portions of those would be classified knowing komi could open himself up the criminal prosecution by leaking classified info who's determining what's classified the exact same players involved in the investigation. They later are going to be investigated for themselves not tape state. I confirm kids parenthetic. There ain't no no you're right. They're no deep state. There's nothing to see here. Eight hits you guys in the media are idiots. You are sitting on the biggest volcano of story in human history and the volcanoes going right up because you morons won't get off the pot. Combs confidants involved in spying operation on trump are the ones determining what's classified sh you didn't heradia that on the news yesterday either you kind of miss that because everybody's so concerned right. I want to give it another hat tip in a second. Let me get through sponsored. They wanna motor because there's folks. Please don't go anywhere. I've got four five more ringer points here that i've got to get to a lot of users entirely mis than the coverage yesterday finally today show brought you by our favorite mattress and the bungee no house. Oh my daughters as well helixsleep. We love helixsleep the most comfortable mattress we've ever slept left on a good night's. Sleep matters folks. You spend eight to ten hours of your life on a mattress while you're gonna buy crappy mattress built for some other dude or woman out there. Get a customized mattress. 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If you watch it on youtube you can check it <music> out youtube dot com slash bungee and if you're listening it's just a simple classification of komi seven memos and how their work classifications on each one markings read the secret no foreign dissemination the nation one was marked confidential farney insemination and just so you understand some of the mark some of them were marked unclassified but f o you owe for those who are familiar with the they are working for the government and that means for official use only in other words even though it wasn't classified it doesn't say for official use only except for media leaks okay just so we're clear okay so hat tip nick while on that that's a handy reference guide you check out twitter for that but i wanted to put that up as well okay here we we get to some more absolutely damning information so ladies and gentlemen. There's a leak that doesn't happen. That's as damning as the leak of the memos comey did leak. Let me explain yeah. Please do put up this portion of the report about a memo. Memo three wasn't lee then. You wonder gee <hes> why didn't leak memo three check. Check this out so call. We told the oh i this is from the report at the time that he wrote memo three again. He didn't leak this one. Why then he considered it to be a classified memo now. Now all of a sudden joey is concerned about classrooms this historical get a lotta this great it goes up but he didn't leaky because it contains some discussion about fis orders. Oh this grades so the memo oh that describes the the bogus pfizer court warrant to spy on trump and some of your other machinations to engage in political spying spying operation with faulty information coming noses whilst he doesn't leak that memo no that memo he keeps a close hold on don't the military right there will be no memo three folks. This guy is a sociopath. I'm telling you but this guy is really really savvy and believe me when i tell you. I don't mean that as a compliment. He knew exactly what he was doing memo three. What is that buzzing. You hear that no sorry sorry that was you you leave that him. Sometimes we added stuff but i don't want to waste any time on all right. Sorry folks with little bizimana here that i see that i have be there. I remember sometimes. It's what people don't do that is just as damning as what they do. Okay okay moving on. I have the i'm i wanna make sure i get to all of this is another one from the i g report ladies and gentlemen. There was a whistle blower here now just so you're clear before you put this one up. I'm gonna put a portion yet. You puerta minute hold onto that time out politique o t o on the field the my whistle. You may be asking yourself now if you read the report but don't worry. I'm here to do that for you. I know you all have busy lives. How the heck did they get these memos. If comey was only leaking them to his lawyer air quotes here right now hammers keeping locked doc copies in his house by the way but she didn't tell anybody about because he's a snake and that's what he does joe. How do they get these memos. I don't know dan somebody body tattletale. Oh there was a whistle blower now now before because this is a little complicated again joe audience on bud smith time. Put the hat on the hats joe our producer joe or macos okay listening before i read to you this portion. I want to set this up. Komi doesn't classify portion of portions of his memos and has been telling the public the media member he's been silenced by benjamin unwitted right. Yes whoa well silence as he's talking to. Everybody in the known universe commies been telling everybody what about the memos show they were personal. They were or personal memos not confidential. It was my which by the way the he gets excoriated on in the report humiliated humiliated louis eight. Here's the report. Let me give you one sense. Let me sum up. What harwood says this idiots so stupid. He actually thought these things were personal. Although they were only done because of his job that's basically in a nutshell there. You go commes assertions because he wants to avoid criminal liability. He's smart is that these weren't confidential. They were confidential initial after i leaked him and they were personal memos so i had no obligation to turn them over to the f._b._i.'s official records. That's not what comas buddy said ohno from the report. There's a whistleblower so blower in here. There's a data tail. Listen to this. I want you to pay close attention as i read this about how commes little confidence in his small more group how they described the memo's komi asserts our personal from the report all of the f._b._i. Senior leaders interviewed by the i g stated that the memos komo were official government records. Oh oh houston. We got a problem for example mccabe by the way. Don't don't think these two are buddies anymore at all. One of these is gonna flip macabre. Komi remember. He's the deputy. Director comey is number. Two for example mccabe described this set of memos as a record of commes official official official engagement with the president that was created by komi in his role as f._b._i. Director yet doesn't sound like a personal memo to me sounds official. Sorry pretty official. Buddy mccabe told the g. further that after commes removal the f._b._i. Took steps to ensure that the memos were preserved and f._b._i. Systems as f._b._i. Records that can't be joe. How is that possible these personal memos. It's it's not what the saying jim baker. The lawyer told us he f._b._i. Lawyer that the memo's quote were related to official business and they were discussed in the office in connection with comey's official responsibilities right becky another employee f._b._i. Employees in the small group of idiots told the since his removal rebecca had treated the memo's almost as f. b. Records rebecca also stated he could not remember komi ever indicating to him that call me view the the memo's as personal papers. Oh oh that's a problem yup yeah. That's a problem. Jim didn't take that one through now. Let's get to the keys to the kingdom. I my suspicions about who i think. The whistle blower is here. <hes> if you're you're listening to the show and audience star cave is judy probably knows but she listens to every show and she probably has a better understanding my show than i do even i. I called this about a year ago. I'm going to say who just yet but i wanted to read this last sense about oh whistle blower. Maybe put that back up again because there's one other person apparently had an idea about the salim komi papers that were impersonal bill price step characterize the memo's documents quote produced by the director in his capacity as director there f. because i work product yep i remember the show i remember the show i know do you do sounds like the gang adoped have a real conundrum on their hand here. Dan what have i said from the start start about every story the greatest spy story in human history populated by idiots. I remember folks these. This cabal of complete buffoons are turning on each other. Don't mistake for a minute these guys. There's any love lost for komi. There's not guilty as sin to these other ones but they're throwing everybody under the bus now jim carney these are on my personal personal papers. That's not what the people around you said jim matter of fact one of them said you never even said they wear your personal papers kind of a problem no so much for that. You want one even for polish shoes yeah. You'll get get that from this show. If there was one piece out there just one that i think summed up best this entire case yesterday yesterday and the report and how damning it was for komi again. I'm not talking about legally. That case was a loser. I said that in the beginning of the show but damning to call me the f._b._i. And the people who tolerated his behavior sean davis's piece the federalist sums up being the shown us by the way hat tip to him mollie hemingway again the list of people who did terrific work on this endless. I don't mean to leave anybody out. Greg jarrett sarah carter. We really did phenomenal. I'm gonna work but i try to highlight the people on twitter again. Who don't get the accolades they do really. I mean tremendous work out there the peace of the federalists title d._o._j. Jay inspector general confirms jim komi classified info violated multiple f._b._i. Policies i'm just gonna give you the takeaways and then we'll wrap for the weekend. I know i said i get to the real clear earlier stuff going to have to push it to monday folks. This show is too important today and yes the reason i cover it is because it's only the biggest story of our time. If it's not for you it's not for are you. I'm sorry but i'm not gonna leave. You stranded out there. We'd crappy cable news analysis like benjamin on witty's on m._s._n._b._c. because one out of one thousand listeners doesn't like despite it's sorry so only the most important case of our time. John davis is take away number one again. It's in the piece. You can read it in full and it's worth your time. The personal records thing jim komi has been lying on tv folks. He's been telling everyone deserves. Personal non-confidential records from the peace commes characterization of the memos personal records finds no support in the law this is from the i._d._c. report and listen to this and is wholly incompatible with the plain ayn language of the statute regulation policies defining federal records and the terms of commes employment agreement determined commes actions with respect to the memo violated d._o._j. An f._b._i. Policies concerning the retention handling and dissemination of f._b._i. Records and information and violated the requirements of combs own f._b._i. Employment agreement another words. This guy's a fraud. He couldn't even keep his own f._b._i. Employment agreement as director of the f._b._i. Shame takeaway number two. This guy failed. He lied to people. He lied to his own senior. Managers qomi from the chon davis piece the d._o._j. O._i._g. also determine that call me leak classified information to at least three people and failed to disclose does the existence of at least four leaked documents folks. Listen to this even after top f._b._i. Brass and multiple f._b._i. Agents confronted him in his home about the matter he was asked about the info and his personal safe and he didn't tell these agents because he's a liar and fraud takeaway number three so he lied about personal records. He lied about where he kept the personal records. He lied when the f._b._i. Showed up. He also didn't tell the truth when he disclosed those personal which were not personal records to his own lawyer from the report the f._b._i. Safeguarding classified national security information policy guide clearly states that any person with knowledge a classified info has been may been lost oster compromised. We're this close to an unauthorized person must immediately report the circumstances to his or her security office to report declared komi. Oh me violated this requirement by failing to immediately inform the f._b._i. That he provided memo to to his attorneys cut and dry. He lied again he lied by omission which is what he's very very very good at finally the last takeaway which we opened up the show with but again pointing to the deviousness of jim jim komi and how he slithers way through this entire thing. He outsmarted them. He was cunning in tragically awful way from the federal piece by showing davis also blasted coma for his use of special f. b. i. employee and a personal friend who only oh me only later claimed was his personal attorney as they leak conduit for classified government records as the federalist report in january twenty eighteen commes use of dan richmond a law professor who call me characterized as a friend during sworn testimony in congress was an obvious attempt by komi to shield themselves from mhm liability from improperly leaking classified information the o._i._g. Report confirmed that chuck grassley republican was correct when he noted in a letter rod rosenstein january third that at least one memo komi leaked to richmond contained classified information folks. This guy was a snake but he got us again. You know you want fair. Well mary. No fair fair. Fair ran for office against the guy in florida. I supported obamacare. Anything i came home. Cry my fair so rough and tumble world folks what side you wanna be on. You wanna be that guy outside the ring looking in you want to get in there and tussle a little bit. I can't i'm gonna leave you at this point and i leave you as an is this. Where are we came in. Moment from pink floyd the wall. You thought this was going to be easy. You these people who've been promised jobs and lobbying contracts attraction just gonna go away and fadeaway. Donald trump got elected. You think entrenched f._b._i. Managed slobs at the time not talking about these agents on the ground where i know these guys and women i work with them and they are very good at what they do and i get a lot of emails but these slobs kabbalah losers at the top you think with the liability they were looking at. They were just going to go away. You think they were gonna take. Benjamin not witty's advice. Just be quiet. You thought the media media idiots who've invested their entire careers in left wing ideology and invested their recent careers and the destruction of donald trump personally and professionally that they were just going to roll all over and play dead you thought politicians that have that are basically mercenary and the worst of the worst that have the character of a speckled toed sloth. If there is such a thing who have been elected on lies and years of deceit are just gonna come out tomorrow and give a press press conference in admit they're wrong and that they're liars. You think john brennan who marshall this entire operation is just gonna come out and admit it tomorrow. Understanding the a significant liability that places him under you think the agents that swore underwrote the information they lied about was correct are just going to come out tomorrow and give about their pensions and their careers because we want them to your misdirecting your anger. It's time to buckle up. It's time to get your bootstraps on and get ready for six more years of this. None of this is fair but there's a right side and wrong side and it's time for you to ask what side you want to be on and and if it's not for you i'm sorry i'm not for you either but i'm not giving this up. I never will is the only the most important story of our time all right. Thanks for tuning. I'll see monday good day sir. You just heard dan bongino show you can also get dan's podcasts on itunes soundcloud and follow dan on twitter twenty four seven at dbongino.
Jim Comey Disgraces Himself on Cable News (Ep 1136)
"Get ready to hear the truth about America on a show that's not immune to the facts with your host. Dan Bongino in June. Oh all right all right. I'll get to it. I know I know Joe was poking fun. Be before the show for those of you. Watch it on Youtube and you know what I'm talking about you. What are your listeners? Yes I you got the Nelson months big black eye on my right. I want to check it out YouTube dot com slash Bongino. If for some reason you have some morbid curiosity about a bruise under my right eye. I'll get to that in a little while. Ladies and gentlemen I have a ton of content for you today from one of the worst interviews. I've seen in the history of Cable News television by guests. That is not by the interviewer. Were Jim Komi Lion. Jim Lion his way to a weekend interview. I'm going to debunk. Just about everything of substance he said because there was no substance in it at all. Don't go anywhere and a big. Thank you to everyone who watched my weekend interview or listened to my weekend in the Great Canvas Owens. It did great numbers YouTube dot com slash Bongino or on our apple. PODCAST soundcloud wherever you want to listen to what she did a really great job nailing the left for their obsession with identity politics next week. Big Guest devenue super excited. Go subscribe to my Youtube Channel Apple podcasts. That'll come out this week. And you're not gonNA WANNA miss that one. I promise all right. Let's get right to today's show brought to you. By buddies at Helix helixsleep helixsleep mattresses thankfully one of these. I needed it after a rough week. It on the Matt's kind of a little explanation for you. HELIXSLEEP as a quiz takes two minutes to complete matches your body type and sleep. References insist the perfect mattress firm. Hugh whether you're aside sleeper hot sleeper. You like a plush. You're a firm bed with Helix. 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I caught a need of the face this weekend. On the mets doesn't hurts and not a big they deal but I appreciate how to cover it up on Fox about a pound of conceal. It didn't work very well so I tried. I've tried to put some. But it looked ridiculous with the lighting for my show. Oh so we're just going to have to deal with it for the rest of the man you know. Yeah Yeah Fashion Statement. Or an unfashionable. Statement of Mike. Jim Komi was on Fox this week and I have a bunch of video radio here I want to bring you from it but before we get to it. I just WanNa lay out what we know. Now that the report that what we absolutely no and I WANNA they get to one point part of it that given my experiences. A federal agent. I can tell you absolutely categorically Kony's lying about I. We know now that they spied on trump rob due to the dossier which the with the I g report deemed Central and essential ladies and gentlemen the Probable Cause Joe. I know you like this stuff but please you're audience. Some buds have been. Stopped me if this makes sense when you were a federal agent like I did and like Jim Komi headed an agency of the FBI is full of GS eight hundred eleven federal agents ages. That's designation to swear for a warrant and arrest warrant or a search warrant in front of a judge you need probable cause probable cause is a series of Beta points. Facts in evidence that would lead a judge to believe that what the agent is telling them leads to the probable cause that this person probably did this crime based based on the evidence. It's not beyond a reasonable doubt. That's the standard for conviction. Right in a criminal trial it's preponderance of evidence in civil trial. You listen to me folks. You either have probable cause or you don't you don't kind of have probable cause you either have it or you. Don't you get it. You know going in front of a judge in saying here are the elements of the crime. I think Joe Armacost probably committed. I present ten of those points. One of them turns out not to be true. Ladies and gentlemen if one of them turns out not to be true it tips the scales. There's no probable cause I was on Brian. KILMEADE radio show earlier and I gave an an example this that maybe you'll make more sense. The analogy works here and this is important. You understand this if I present a series of data points to a judge and and I say Brian Kilmeade I think robbed a bank in New York and well the judge says well. How do you know that Judge Look in my application for the warrant? You'll see I heard right from a source that Brian kilmeade robbed a bank in New York. Okay well did you verify the source not really judge but we have other stuff to well. What's the other stuff stuff? Well we have. Brian kilmeade lives in New York. Brian kilmeade works at Fox News. which is in New York Brian? KILMEADE frequence New York locations and Brian. kilmeade use the bank before ladies and gentlemen of those five things I just presented or for whatever I said. Do you understand the only one. That's actually evidence of a crime. Is the source saying Brian. kilmeade robbed the bank. Right if you lose that if you lose that and all you have is the other four. He lives in New York Mark. He goes to banks in New York. He works in New York and he frequents locations in New York. None of that is evidence of a crime out of my courtroom. Mr Bongino key laughed laughed out of the courtroom. Jim Call me is not telling you that. He's still insisting that this dossier was like some random piece of information in in a larger mosaic when the report is conclusively conclusively debunked this. We now know the FBI lied about Carter Page they use this context with Russians at the behest of the. US government doing his patriotic duty. On behalf of the Intelligence Carter Page was working for the government to Nail Russians. They use stat against them as evidence he was working with the rushes. I mean a level of disgusting filth that this should be the subject of a documentary about law enforcement when abusive kingdom come. They not only lied about page. They lied about steel to own. Christopher Steele whose insisting Carter page is working with Russians on behalf of the trump campaign they they insisted steel was verified source whose information had been used in the past in criminal cases by the FBI false. They lied about page and steele that. It's not true steals information quote. According to the report had only been minimally corroborated ended but never been used in a criminal trial before ever. They made it up. We know about the January meeting. COMMES team getting ready to spy on. The trump campaign meets with what to steal sources in January determines the sources just total bunk. And they renew the FIS anyway. Based on the information steal heard from the source they always the lie. We know they had seven lies in the initial FIS. Applications nations seven lies to spy on page and it is the seven word enough to seven weren't enough. They added ten more lives for seventeen lies over the next three renewal. We know they use confidential human sources one of the ways they spied on the trump campaign. We now know this and we know which I'll get to in a minute and I still haven't got the call me video that they did not eliminate political bias as a mode of that. The media's making this up and frankly it's disgusting okay. Let's go to video one first. Here's Komi basically admitting now that the FBI lied to the Fisa court but German that somebody said last year so what I go to his weekend interview where he now has forced to admit that is diff- warranty side where a total lie. Check this out. Would you agree that the Pfizer court was also given false information by the FBI. I think that's fair. The FBI should have included earliest. Push to the lawyers. They can make a decision information that you just said things like that another agency not a source relationship but some kind of contact relationship relationship. I WANNA I wanna get you think. That's fair Jim. You may say why are you start over that. He seems to be admitting wrongdoing. Now no he does a little dance there and of course he wants to take the. Yeah Job's just admit you're a liar because you knew you lied years ago when this thing started so he knew this was ally two years ago. Ladies and gentlemen understand this Jim Jim Komi had access to the woods file. The Woods file is a documented spreadsheet of every allegation made. They used the spy on Carter page. You understand Dan in that spreadsheet they had checked boxes. Not Corroborated. Can't corroborate found in the open source media. Do you understand combing new new years ago. This was ally. He's only coming clean now because the I G report nailed them to the wall. Because that's not what he said a year ago. When asked about the FIS suborn all the lies they told to the FISA court? Look at this. cocky arrogant sleazeball. A year ago talking about the same as the process. He swears was all legitimate. Check this out. The total confidence at the FIS process was followed and the entire case was handling thoughtful responsible way by DOJ and the FBI. I think the notion of advisor was abused. Here folks again. What I'm trying to paint here is a picture for you? That's clear as day. Jim Komi is a liar and a fraud. He is not coming clean as I played in that opening segment about his obvious lies. He's now admitting and his teams lies is to the Pfizer court because combs had some road to Damascus moment. Here that is not what happened combing new when he gave that interview. I just played their presser in hallway after his congressional testimony. He knew listen to me. He knew the information they had presented to. The court was not corroborated. They had a file on it. There's a paper trail of the woods procedures. which is a file of their verification process of information? They're using the spy on people. I told you this Joe. So how long have we been talking about the woods or seizure two and a half years now. Gosh shows tired of hearing it at this point. Even the audience on puzzlement making it unbudgeted decision. No more on the woods procedure you even. He's tired of hearing it. This is old news to you and I'm proud to say yes but point is combing new two years ago. Why not just come out and be honest two years ago and say we screwed up? Clearly we add some political bias. We made huge mistakes here. Why because he's not principal he doesn't have a spine he's a liar and that's what liars do? He's only fessing up now because because the reports out which conclusively proves these Aligarh Chris Wallace. Oh I thought that a good job nailed them. Fill the wall on it and the door reports going to come out in the spring which which is going to make me look even worse. That's the only reason all right here he goes lying again. This is Jim Komi you would ask by Chris. Wallace a question about something different and watch how Komi Interrupts Wallace to make a point. That is categorically false ono. Oh Chris the trump campaign wasn't under investigation. Really play this cut and then I'm going to. I'm going to show you. Jim commes own words from a Congressional hearing proving again with a fraud. This guy check this out. Pay Special attention to him interrupting Wallace and what he says. Horowitz concludes three separate teams made significant errors in four separate separate fiso applications on one of the FBI's most significant cases of the investigation of president trump and his campaign campaign. Trump have to keep greg. President trump was not being investigated. His campaign was not being investigated for Americans. Two of whom are no longer associated with the campaign. Were being investigated. Ah Okay folks again. I don't know what to do here to prove this guy's lying and make it any simpler for you other than to show you Jim Komi Own testimony up on Capitol Hill. Let me read this for you. And I'll highlight the relevant portion. This is Jim commes own words direct transcript. I am going going to read verbatim. Put this up on the screen here. Is Jim Komi quote. I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI as part of our counterintelligence mission is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. Listen and that includes foods investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts folks again is brain dead does is this guy. Is this guy at at the point of sociopaths where he just wise and doesn't understand the consequences you know again. I had the solid interview would kill me this morning and his radio show good guy. Hi and he said to me he s question and I said and Brian are half. The answering. The question was Dan. Why is he doing this? He knows we can read his words and play video of Jim. thome saying things that are the exact opposite of what he's saying. Now I just played one for you. We did everything we could. The Pfizer processes is intact. It's wonderful this weekend The fight that we lied to Jim Komi we were not investigating the trump campaign. Jim Komi we were investigating the trump campaign folks. The answer is I. Don't no no you know. I went to Graduate School for Psychology. I'm not telling you pat myself on the back because it's not a PhD. So I'm not authorized to diagnose anyone it was a graduate degree at the master's Astor's level but I'm not giving any kind of professional diagnosis. I'm just saying that this resembles behavior that psychologically troubling let me take the edge off that because he we can just look at his own testing. He's Weiying key knows he's lying and he's doing it it anyway. Without regard to consequence to behavior of seriously troubled people. I don't know what else to say. Hey The guy's a fried. He's eight total complete fried. You know if you ever doubted Lord acton power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely ladies and gentlemen just crack a book on Jim Komi. He has been clearly deeply corrupted by his his years in power both in the Department of Justice Jason is a leader in the FBI. Clearly clear as day. He has been deeply corrupted. He doesn't have a shred of morality. He left him. He interrupts Chris Wallace to make this point. The trump campaign wasn't under investigation. Okay I guess you forgot your own testimony from last time. He didn't forget he's a liar. All right here we go again with this insistence that the I g reports said there was no political bias folks. I was on Fox and friends this morning. Some of you saw it the highlights from it will be in the show notes today. I have a link in the show. Notes Bongino DOT com slash newsletter. If you want to subscribe to our show show notes the best email stories of the day. I strongly recommend you do I hope you do. I have the video cuts from my time on Fox GonNa play it here because the gist of it was I. I said the Ainsley. Brian and Steve. I'm really getting tired of hearing this on the media that the reports said there was no political bias. That is not what the report said. I'll have a cut at Kimberley. Strassel committed explaining it really well but notice Komi doubles down on another lie that the report said there's no political status. Not What the report said. I let's let's play commes lies again saying something that he absolutely knows to be false. Check this out. It's unclear what the motivations were on the one hand gross incompetence negligence on the other hand intense analogy gross negligence. Were they intended to do it. Intended to lie to the FIS accord you. You are in charge during a lot of this. Are you. Signed the FISO applications. Sure I think I signed at least two or three of them. He doesn't doesn't conclude that there was intentional. Misconduct by these career specially does he just. It's one of two things and he can't decide gross negligence or was intentional misconduct. That I read his report. He says we are not concluding that there was intentional. Misconduct by beauty just said here I did. I don't know the context that I've Ray was asked specifically. How do you explain? Explain it and he said gross negligence or intention -ality. Yeah well I'm sorry he doesn't find attention outy but that doesn't make it any less important as director your responsible for this. I was responsible for this if I were still there. I'd be doing what Chris Wray is doing is figuring out. So how did this happen. And is it sustained folks. I mean seriously. Can this guy get had any sleep easier. You just heard the inspector general Horowitz who opens up that clip. You heard him characterize his report. Joe Is the Horowitz report. What does he say I mean? Do I have to repeat this for the Liberals with their blockheads and they're adamant the code skulls. Let me just explain to you. Horowitz did not say there was no political bias. He said quote. He is unclear on if all these actions to investigate investigate the trump team where do just incompetence and by actions he means the lies the mischaracterization deciding the steele dossier despite knowing. It's false this seven. Evan lies in the first application. In ten more lies later the use of spys despite a campaign they knew wasn't colluding with the Russians. He says the Harwood says he's unclear. You you heard him. If it's either incompetence it's not comb. He's not stupid. And either where the people working on this case or intention -ality or if it's intentional and what the point is hardwood say. There's no political bias. He does not say that he said he found no documentary evidence of political bias. What does that mean well? Well rather than me explaining to you because I can and I'll kind of adds some color on this end Kimberley strassel. Who's done phenomenal work? I know Joe Likes Kim's worked over at the Wall Street Journal was on Fox this weekend and again hammers. This point about how the media keeps repeating there was no political. Oh biased despite it being categorically false she explains it quite well in this cut. Check this out Wall Maria. It's really important to talk about what the I really did find in terms of political Michael biased. Because it's been mischaracterized. When he said is he didn't find documentary evidence of bias which means he didn't find letterhead somewhere with DOJ on top of saying let's take out trump but he actually addresses the fact that there was bias in his report at least from a personal perspective among the texts that you just noted and then look also laid out for the American people to see you know? Dozens upon dozens of ways in which the F. B. I. abused manipulated. The FIS the court and I think if you know what he was trying to do is say here people. Here's the evidence you make your own judgment and anyone with a brain who looks at this knows it of course there was biased. Hi It's because all of those errors go one direction folks beautifully stated. Thank you. Kim Horowitz does not say for now the third time there was no political biased. Do not accept this liberal talking point from the media activists for the Liberals and all the hacks and dopes out there. That's not what he says He. He says he's unclear as to the motivations of all their lives. It was either incompetence or intentional. We've go from open. The possibility Joe that it is his option to intentionally biased. He does not conclude that he said is strassel adequately summed up there that there's no documentary the evidence in other words Joe completely unsurprisingly. By the way that Jim Komi didn't take a memo himself and said I hate Donald Trump. Therefore we're going to lie. I about him right. shocker Joe always that stupid do you get it. Harwood has to play the Joe Friday role. He has to lay out the facts through his summary of the facts in the four hundred page super repetitive report. By the way now to do the whole thing gosh she could have cut that the thing down easily by one hundred pages he lays out facts that claim a clear as day picture a political bias. Any lets lights. You figure it out because quote. He's unclear they did not say there's no political bias enough with the lies is my gosh. We've had enough of you already. You media acts spy gates a hoax. It was real collusion's real. It was a hoax no political bias. That's not what he sad did you even listen to the testimony. Do even do facts. My Gosh twice. Don't ever ever call me journalist. Ever I will walk away from you in public. I'm not a journalist. We do facts here. We do reality all right. I got a couple more points Komi and I WANNA move onto shift who had another disastrous interview on the same show this week and he's already starting with the nonsense and later in the show. I've got I think Joe Apollo both agree a two minute of gravy and media compilation. Here I saw it on on Tom. Elliott's count realclearpolitics. A two minute compilation of the loser Hack Media Thea- defending the dossier despite knowing back then it was probably bs but now knowing for sure. It's it's compilations grapes worthies today so also brought to you by our buddies at genucell. GENUCEL folks go to Genucel G. E. N. U. C. E. L. DOT COM and enter. Dan Thirty at checkout will enter Dan thirty at checkout for one for genucel products. Ladies and gentlemen because there's only one week left for Shamanee's Christmas and holiday sale time's running out in these best promotion of the year imagine the double Chen and Turkey neck Goblin. 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Put It on twitter. Whatever I'll see it okay? You know what I'm about to say is true when I was an the agent important cases and by the way when I say important cases I mean cases probably one one millionth as important as the spying on of the trump campaign. It's called me already said which we showed you. His testimony already acknowledged. We're spying on investigating the trump campaign right. Would you say joe the most consequential counterintelligence investigation in modern times out. Pretty let me just pretty safe. When you're when you're a secret service agent the most important cases we do our we call protective intelligence or are we call? Id Hi de Intelligence. Division cases protective intelligence cases are threat cases involving the President Ladies and gentlemen without going through the intimate details. I'm not gonNA give you up any security stuff. Obviously I am telling you for a fact when a serious case threat case comes in. Believe me when I tell you. That director is being briefed on that. I'm telling you this. With one hundred percent certainty. The director director is briefed on these cases for very serious ones. Probably hourly if there is a case. There's a phone tip. There's a terrorist attack pending. There's a phone take. There's an assassin waiting for. God forbid the president's such and such a place having worked these cases having ving been in the protective intelligence squad New York field office of the Secret Service. The director is briefed. Are you telling me Jim Komi with a straight face that the spying operation into the trump campaign which you already admitted in Congress that you had no idea what was going on despite signing off on three the four five zero tolerance personally now again I keep citing. It's kilmeade resigned. A lot of fun and Brian with Brian around the radio this morning. Bryant said to me Dan in Comas explanations even worse and Joe. I think he's right so explanation. One is Comi knew the whole time signed off on the FBI lying through FIS according art to spy on an innocent American citizen. There's only one other explanation that Komi so dumb so obtuse and so out the loop that the FBI was spying presidential campaign investigating them and Komi had no idea what's going on. I honestly don't know which one of those explanations nations is worse and this is supposed to be the Super Patriot has added calls them. Or Judging Nico Cardinal Komi this is the guy we entrusted trusted with the most important powerful federal law enforcement agency anywhere in the world with the most powerful surveillance tools. We've seen literally not figuratively in the history of humankind. This joker I duNno. Golly I didn't yeah no way they. I'm a real PACELLE. And he's proud get it felt like gm the what now make it even worse showing you that this is not misfeasance remember misfeasance someone falls in front of you on the curb. You don't help them up. That's miss vs all year malfeasance. Someone falls in front of you on the street and a curb they get up punched him in the face. A knock him down again both sick sick malfeasance clearly worse mysteries itself Co.. He's trying to say joe this misfeasance or Golly. Oh aw he's trying to claim misfeasance folks. We have evidence what he did was mouth. He's as I showed you last week. And that Washington Examiner Avenue piece we discussed before Jim Komi will not reinstitute his security clearance to be interviewed by Bar and Durham. They need him to reinstitute his security clearance folks so they can show him documents he signed. That are still classified. Call me won't do it. Why because he doesn't want to be reminded about the stuff he did wrong? So therefore I can't like Golly I don't know he's clearly not trying to set the record straight he's trying to mock the record up again. This guy's a fraud folks and I think even the liberal media that pillory trump by the way for firearm firing is going to have to acknowledge shortly that president trump deserves a medal for firing this complete clown clown probably the most brilliant tactical political decision and modern political history. Firing this complete loser again. doco anywhere coming up later. This video of distant media showing you why you should never ever take these people seriously folks ever. There are joking in total in back. There are total embarrassment. Totally bears before we get to that speaking of clowns. Here's Adam Schiff on Chris. Swallow show this weekend shift comes on and that the lies again shifts effortless fluid ability to lie parallels only only that a gym Komi. The guy is a fraud. He's on with Chris. Wallace and again Wallace tries to pin them down and the report now that he knows what shifted told us for for years. Collusion was real the FIS the process was followed. This was all predicated. There was no political bias. Here's shifted disgraceful fraud. The embarrassment the rest of embarrassments again lying to Wallace about what he knows. I can't this. I can't take it. Check this out. After reading the report which discusses cusses seventeen serious errors of omission. Some would say misconduct on the part of the FBI. Do you still think that the F. B. I.. Acted appropriately as you said there. Well I think this is consistent with the I g report that they were right to seek a FIS on Carter page and there wasn't some deep state conspiracy there was no Spying on the trump campaign. There was no Effort to Based on political bias open the investigation was properly predicated needed but there were nonetheless serious abuses of fiso which were not apparent two years ago but which have become apparent now with Hundred and seventy witnesses interviewed interviewed in two million documents reviewed by the I G and I am glad that the I g made the recommendations that he has made. FBI is going to follow them. But that wasn't apparent or to US two years ago but the most significant things I think Our net corrective steps will be taken in terms of the process. And that the I g debunked these claims by the president by Mr Nunez and others of this deep state conspiracy. This ad improper investigation. It would have been negligent for them not to conduct this investigation. I okay that's just so why. Why do media people still keep having this guy on? I don't understand. I don't mind Wallace call him a wider left-wing activists and the me because they're not real media folks why this guy has zero shred of integrity or credibility. He he lied to you about having evidence on Russian collusion. He's never produced it. He made it up he lied. He's a serial fabricator a serial liar. He lied it to you. About what the Muller probe was doing he lied to you about Ukraine. He lied to you about his contacts with the whistle blower. He lied to you in the shift memo. Which I'm going to get to in a second we're Devon Nunez totally completely eviscerates shift in this memo which is worth your time and input portion of up? He is a documented liar their worst I spies on the trump campaign. He did not conclude. There was no political bias. This guy is a total fraud. He goes on this stuff gets even worse as we can check out shift part due at that time in two thousand eighteen you said the FBI and Department of Justice did not quote omit material information. Apparently you did not know at the time that in fact steals main Russian sources had told the FBI that he had misrepresented what that Russian source had said and that the FBI. Eight new at the time the Carter page in fact was acting as a contact as a unofficial source for the CIA. Given what you know now. We talked earlier to Director Komai and he basically said I was wrong in what I represented back in twenty eighteen. Are you willing to admit that you were wrong in your defense offense or the FBI advisor process. I'm certainly willing to admit That the inspector general found serious abuses of Pfizer that I was unaware of had I known of them. Chris Yes I would call out the FBI at the same time But I think it's only fair to judge what we knew at the time. Not What would be revealed two years later but yes there were very serious abuses of the Pfizer process. They need to be corrected. We need to make sure they never happen again. Okay folks that is a lie again. This guy hi is a cosmic level disgrace to sentient beings on earth anywhere else in the cosmos or any other cosmos or multiple universes reverses. We may live at this guy is such a shady shifty loser I cannot believe people take this guy seriously you hear what he said there there two years ago when he wrote his now infamous infamous shift memo defending the FISO. Warren show saying thanks. Theo was credible. Who steals information had been used in criminal proceedings? They didn't only rely on the dossier to get probable cause he basically echoed the mosaic. Jose comments folks. Nothing of substance in that shift. Memo you can still read is true. It was all false. So what does he do this. Lying disgraceful sleazy snake. Did he is. He says. Well Chris he takes the GYM Komiya pro. Golly I was unaware two years ago of any of that Oh folks that is a lie Adam. Schiff was the ranking member. Two years ago when Nunez was the chairman of the same committee now that newness that chef is the chairman of now they switched roles. Schiff had the exact same information. Newness did when newness wrote a memo which basically nailed everything. The report set shift was not reliable. Carter order page was not a Russian spy. The steele dossier was a joke and it was the element the PC because they used to spy on the trump campaign Nunez's memo was one hundred percent on point shifts. Memo is a written documented fraud on the country that the media used Joe to to call new NASA conspiracy theory. Just memo. This is true. The media will not apologize because they're frauds now shifts a disgrace the humankind nine. So you'll never get an apology out of a disgraceful horrible person. Like Adam Schiff but newness this weekend I got my mitts on this one Nunez for another memo this weekend. Ladies and Gentlemen I'll ask them about it and our interview with him this week. So please Scarborough Youtube Channel YouTube dot com slash Bongino. You're not gonNA WANNA WANNA miss this one. Here's Nunez's metal this week. where he just? I mean. This is a political disarray. Shin like I haven't seen him. I'm just going to put up one in page of it but I want to read the report because it's absolutely hysterical. They're that up on the street here so he writes this to Adam Schiff. Why are you calling the honorable? I guess they have to. At this point the honorable Blah just would have called them. Sleazeball Adam Schiff in so he writes this letter and he says is. You're aware the edgy. Report came out etc etc.. And you wrote this memo and okay. So he goes on. He says well after publishing the false conclusions of such enormity on a topic directly within the committee's oversight responsibilities reading ahead it is clear you are in need of rehabilitation at this is newness. I'm not making this up job this is actual memo and I hope this letter will serve as the first step in that vital process. He says maneuvres letter goes I'm not making that up. Those are the actual words. He goes outlining every false. Claim from your memo would require an extremely long letter so I will limit my submarine to a few highlights in your memo. You make the following assertions and he goes on about all of the false things that shift said is there will be the rehabilitate. I'd he says maybe this will help. Start the vital process folks. Oh my gosh again you see why. I have such respect for Devon newness because he just refuses to back down he you just will not take the liberal media's hints newness. You better shut up. We're going to accuse you of conspiring with space aliens next. We're GONNA shred your character your family your job your future earnings potential everything. If you don't shut up he's like no thanks. I'm just going to write this memo. Shredding Schiff against shift is a liar so media people who are listening to my show. I asked You you this question and I say this with all sincerity. A when does get his apology. I mean it now that his letter we we can all read from two years ago the newness memo the famous newness memo in contrast to the infamous shift memo now that we know one was ally the shift memo and one was not the newness memo. I ask you very simply when did. When did the apology star? When do the resignation start happening in the media? You for those who they're called Nunez conspiracy theories. When does that happen? I'm expecting an answer for you. Media Acts I know you listen to my show because they see you follow me on twitter and commenting about my show the media lunatics hacks acolytes and boot Kissing Butt licking dogs that you are the ones who did this and lied about this man's character Eric to write you but sniffers to sniff and people's butts in the liberal media. Wendy you apologize to newness. When this he get that apology are going to be written? Are we all going to go on TV and do a joint may culpa. When does that happen? You have your noses up the butts of the like the doggies pathetic that a super cut of media people forget about apologize. They still haven't apologized for openly lying to you about a dossier assiette. Everybody knew was false. One quick note before I get to my next sponsor folks Schiffer's already with Jerry Nadler. I warned you about this last week. They're already setting up up there twenty twenty hoax. You Watch them on TV. You will see them now because they know they're gonNA lose impeachment. They know they lost the collusion hoax. They lost the muller caller hoax. They've lost everything. The public is turning against them in mass right. Now because they know shifts Aligarh Nadler's Aligarh Pelosi's Aligarh. They know these people have no credibility credibility. And you can't live forever eventually you're going to get caught. So what are they doing other already preparing their next narrative which is if we don't stop trump. Now he's going to collude with blank. I told told you. I think it's going to be Turkey. That's going to be there next. Myth he's going to collude to interfere in the twenty twenty election because if he wins twenty twenty they will say look. We warned you with another hoax. Just get ready. That's all I'm telling you I could play one hundred cuts of this already hinting. They should be laughed at and mocked by by any serious person in the media and the question should be immediately shifts. He's going to do it again. At Twenty Twenty Adam. You said he didn't twenty sixteen. That was false Y.. You saying it again. Do you have any evidence for this or is this just like your twenty sixteen hoax again. It's disgusting it's really disgusting. All right got a lot more to get through. 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I think he's at Tom. Elliott always as good video on their here is a montages about two minutes worth your time of CNN. MSNBC recognize some of the voices Alison Cammarata from CNN. Who just lost her mind when she went over over there with this collusion stuff just decimated reputation? And you'll hear Nicole Wallace. A former rhino now turn full blown radical liberal just humiliating ating themselves defending a dossier every sane person on the planet knew was a hoax. Check this out. This is one of the best clubs. You're going to see media hacks defending a hoax document. Check this out. Parts of the now infamous dossier on trump has proven to be true. I know the dossier but it hasn't been discredited. In fact it's been the opposite. It's been corroborated mushroom. The dossier has been corroborated discredited dossier. Awesome you're Intel. Community has corroborated all all of the details in their subject content content of the dossier we were able to corroborate in our Intel community assessment which from other sources in which which we had very high confidence that we know that what the Pfizer application the relevant parts of Christopher Steele dossier were corroborated if the application and included information from the dossier it would only be after the F. B. I.. Had in fact corroborated information through its own investigation. We also know that as time it goes on more and more parts of the steele dossier get cooperated. So when the president just refers to speak dossier that is false I I don't think that's us for the entirety of the dossier. Investigators have cooperated. Part of the dossier has been corroborated by the intelligence community. US investigators investigators have cooperated some of the allegations in that dossier. Although we do know that parts of it have been corroborated. It's not been corroborated but it hasn't been disproven either is. Is there anything in the dossier that has been disproven. No not one thing has been disproven. No major thing from the dossier has been conclusively disproven to date ain't none of it has been disproven and whole big parts of it are holding up. This dossier holds up well. None of it has been disproven all of the allegations in it. I don't know Oh that anything has been disproven. It's a fact that none of it not one word has been disproven in fact a lot of it turned out to be right on the money or more high ranking intelligence officials chills have told us on the record that there is nothing in the steele dossier that they know to have been discredited. Dossier has been corroborated. Do you not accept that agree with that. This is our reporting and this is what this is what crime fighting agencies have said that the FBI would not have just taken a dossier to to the Pfizer Court and use that as their predicate for the surveillance. They had to corroborate themselves. That's how they operate. Only yeah I mean so imagine right. Dan Bongino show here name. But you'd invested the three year life in this show. I wrote two books on this topic's by Gaetan exonerated. Yes we've been talking about this case both on and off for for two years I imagine you had been here. Invested hours five hours six hours a week of your time to find out everything I told you was false. Now that montage again the gravy and medium is clear as day that the medial lied to you. They lied to you or they weren't doing journalism I mean I don't even know what to say. Alison Cammarata should seriously. I'm sorry I knew allison at Fox. We're not personal friends. Allison needs to find a new line of work. You do what you want. I mean you're on a joke of a network anyway but for the rest of your career for me. Listen the the video this forever for for the rest of humanity. That example will be used as an example of embarrassing on-air on Air flubs for important media stories of our time. You insisting that your reporting indicates a fake hoax document was real despite despite being told by lawmakers and former lawmakers SUNUNU and Jim Jordan. It's a total hoax. You still fought back. No No. This is real Nicole Wallace. WHO's a joke anyway? Nobody takes Nicole. Wallace series key. Parts have been verified the dossier ladies and gentlemen. It's three key elements to the dossier for for those of you. That forgot Carter page was part of a well developed conspiracy between the Russians the Russians and the trump campaign categorically proven absolutely one hundred percent false false second part Michael Cohen. Trump's lawyer was an intermediary who met in Prague with Russians to pay them for this categorically false Coen's never been to the Prague proven false. Finally that Carter page intern for his cooperation with the Russians. On behalf of the trump campaign was going to accept a bribe from Rosneft. The brive Dr proposed by e Gorsuch from Russia Carter Page never met EGO session. There was no such private was a complete total hoax. A fabrication that what is the dossier every element of that was proven categorically false again. When did the resignation start? Allison do the right thing just resign. I'm serious do the right thing just resigned. Go to a new line of work. We'll respect you more for say I was wrong I screwed up. I'm exiting this position because I can't be trusted anymore Nicole Wallace don't even but you're just a joke anyway. She's like a political hack. She gets you know she's a mercenary when she was paid by Republican okay. She was our big Republican hacks and MS TNC now she so we don't even care you have to say you're just dismiss you immediately but allison cammarata actually pretends to be a news. This person just resign. Just leave seriously maintain some professional dignity and just go away. We get talking heads. There that had defend the dossier because they love the police. They but you're not supposed to be a serious news. Person just resign do do yourself everyone in your in your family everyone. A favor maintain some component of professional dignity. You clearly lied to people. Your sources are either total garbage or you lied about them or you hate trump so much. You disgraced yourself and your network on embarrassing. I mean we could have gone on for hours with that. I'm on Chris Cuomo and others. They're all joke stationed. All leave. lemond is awful. CUOMO'S A joke. Many Russ Well Rachel enter conspiracy theories she was on there too you know. Yeah what's that. They probably have more people in here and hear him here. Yeah Yeah exactly I mean you know listen in an airport. It's just a disgrace. All right folks moving exerts a lot more to talk about so showing you get out of the impeachment. Fiasco is completely entirely. Imploded in the Democrats faces. Not only let me just lay out for you. How badly and trust me when I tell you my sources? I want you to smile a little bit. I have pretty good sources on this. The Democrats up on Capitol Hill are in a panic echo over there impeachment. Let's forget the Faux Bravado in front of the cameras all we're doing the right thing for the sake of the country we're praying over whatever. Yeah there's none of that's happening. They know this is a total complete fiasco. Take my word for cash. The check take it to the bank polls taken of independence who are going to decide the election independent independent voters that it's not Republican or Democrat declared are going dramatically down in favor of impeachment. The Democrats made their case. They thought independent support for impeachment would go up it actually. It's caving swing state polls in by definition swing states that will swing the election either direction support for impeachment ooh crashing huge black voters support. Donald trump up support for moving in from office. Down Ladies and gentlemen this has been an apocalyptic disaster as if to add icing into the impeachment cake. Look at this doozy of a story. Washington examiner will be up in the shows. A Democrat Congressman from New Jersey. Who by the way is? It's a huge liberal even show we should welcome this Guy Jeff. Van Drew is his staffers. He's leaving the Democrat. Party wants to be a Republican over over impeachment. All right well you better get along with Republican. You better subscribe to Republican ideology. We're not gonNA kiss your butt because all of a sudden you had some. Come to Jesus moment you want to get reelected. Van Drew staffers because now he's switching from the Democrats or Republicans over impeachment there Joe Quote deeply saddened and disappointed by Carling Beker in the Washington. Examiner will be in the show resigning dining senior aides for Democrat planning to switch. Parties are quitting. Oh we all have. This adds so sad. Sorry for you all could buy. Nobody cares yeah. Nobody cares. Good guy wants to be a Republican. Primary him get rid of him to guy will the sun's going to get a get out of jail free card. No sorry like we're supposed to celebrate great. This guy granted Dan wise switching over. He's trying to do the right day trying to do the right thing trying to get reelected. Say It's not doing the right thing. He believes in nothing. We believe it. He's only doing this because the Democrats the party he used to ally himself with dramatically overstepped. And now we're trying to clean up their impeachment each mess bingos guys making a politically expedient move. I'm not going to celebrate this guy. I'm sorry I'm not playing into the idol. That's yeah I mean if he wants to come over to the Republican side now great but what we're supposed to like not primary the guy if he does because we all want some debt of gratitude for not signing onto a fake impeachment. Whatever ever Gimme a break gladys staffs resigning too bad so sad? See you later all right. Last story of the day again be in the show notes. Please subscribed discard to my newsletter Bongino DOT COM slash newsletter. I'll send you the best stories today. which we highlight? By the way the Bunch Bongino report DOT COM BONGINO REPORT DOT COM your alternative to the now left leaning drudge report go check that out Bongino. report DOT COM. Here's a good one. Bye Legal Insurrection. Democrats explode explode after Mitch. McConnell vows vows total coordination with the White House on Impeachment Strategy Folks. I have this note that I'm not messing with you here. This is outrage campaign number. Had to keep count show eight thousand four Hundred Hundred Twenty Six democrats knew our. It's folks it's all a hoax again. I'M GONNA put you up a tweet diminished showing you again. 'cause the liberals listening pretends that's McConnell supposed to be a juror in the impeachment trial for those of you liberals conservatives are smart liberals generally. Aren't the way impeachment. Works impeachment happens in the House. It's a simple majority vote. It will happen this week. Sadly impeachment is not removal from office. It is not right. It is just an impeachment. You've been impeached reached. Its like being indicted on. The criminal. Side doesn't mean you're convicted charge trial charge basically and political charge but charged on the chart. A trial happens in the Senate where you need. Sixty seven senators to vote to remove you from office presided over by the Chief Justice Supreme Court. They are not gonNA get sixty seven. Senators these folks. There's not a chance in hell that the president is going to be removed from office. I'm telling you even some Democrats are going to vote against this hoax right so Mitch McConnell one on the yeah. Well we're going to coordinate the defense the President of course why would you not. It's a political trial show trial so joe on fake charges. The Democrats are. You can't do that. Ah You're a jurors if this is an actual criminal it's not. It's a made up fake hoax right. You can't coordinate with them. You're supposed to be an impartial juror. Which is is a joke considering Adam Schiff coordinated with the whistleblower that's hysterical that now coordination but Interestingly Enough Jonathan Jonathan Swan from axios? Does they pulled this thing up. Do you remember when Bill Clinton was impeached. who was the leader of the Democrats on the Senate side? Oh that's right. Tom Daschle so Tom Daschle. Here's this tweet tweet from Jonathan Swan Clinton Peach and Tom Daschle Tells Jonathan Swan in this tweet. My former staff reminded me this morning that while I was not in contact with the White House during the trial they were. There was a need to coordinate on many levels so I want to be sure. I didn't give you the wrong impression. Shift coordinates with the whistle blower fake charge. They go to trial over the fake charged. McConnell says yeah. We're going to coordinate with the White House to defend them against said fake charge the Deborah briquettes lose their mind. You coordinate the whitest coordination and then we find out Tom. Daschle led the exact same role in the Clinton trial of Clinton's Party in the Senate side says Oh yeah our staff coordinated with Clinton no outrage that folks are total complete utter frauds. I mean I'm not even kidding. I'm embarrassed for you if you're a democrat. I am embarrassed for you. You subscribe to a series of Sycophantic Lying Hypocritical Fools ignoramuses morons and frauds. Your party is full of losers. And I'm going to tell you this while Republicans definitely don't have all the answers and we have our own group of idiots on that side to Republicans may not have the answers to all of your problems but the cause of your problems are clearly the Democrats. It is a broken party full of frauds. Fakes charlatans and I'm really embarrassed for you if you still subscribe to the nonsense idiots or selling you. It's all lies all right so I told you beginning that thing with the I as you watch it on YouTube YouTube dot com slash Bongino. Police subscribe for those of you. Listening at Deva. Black is more complicated in a really dark. It's hard to cover up long story short. I was grappling this weekend. Drill for those of you who grapple and do percentages. You'll know what I'm talking about for others. This may be you know in some kind of foreign language or something but we were doing aside. Control drill the guy on top and side control his knees generally near your face. I looked at turn my head. Ed He was trying to go to this north South position again. It's just probably Greek to everyone else by whatever I looked and boom knee meet face. I got this shiner. It doesn't hurt. He didn't hurt what had happened. You can check it out on my twitter. Ask Dbongino if you want to see the picture of it. I took a picture. I was not wearing a shirt but I cut it off the top. I wasn't Geraldo thing. I love my Buddy Geraldo but I was out on my porch catching some rays this weekend in the morning. And I'm like look at this thing so so check it out at Dbongino really appreciate it. I hope it goes away the end of the week. I'm not like trying to impress anybody you know. Etiquette needed a face that sets a simple as that all right folks again. 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