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    Re: Bill Barr reveals Russia probe review to focus on Trump dossier briefing, leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    We know from the Mueller report that after he conducted that interview, he immediately leaked some of the content and the tenor of that meeting. The meeting was used by Comey to get the information out to the press before briefing the President elect on the full information contained in the dossier. Dreaded having to do it? You can't honestly believe that.

    Finally, the FBI knew as early as August of 2016 that Steele was leaking because that was the cause for his firing at that time. Waiting until January to brief the President elect was to allow Comey more cover to leak, not because of some reluctance narrative you are carping about.

    Your spin flies in the face of multiple known news stories that are confirmed facts, perhaps you would like to revise it?
    Think the only thing being spun here is your head. There is no such reference in the Mueller Report about Comey leaking anything immediately following that meeting. Matter of fact what happened the next day after the briefing was Trump being dismayed the Buzzfeed's leaking of the dossier asked the intelligence community leaders if they could all make public statements that the document was completely bogus. Which of course they could not do. The contents of the briefing were highly classified. The notion that Comey would give that information out to the media before the meeting is frankly a laughably ridiculous one.

    You've got the timeline wrong with Steele and the FBI as well. In August the FBI was still on board with Steele . They even met with him in Rome in October. It wasn't until November 1, 4 days after Comey announced that he was reopening the Clinton Email investigation with the election just 2 weeks or less away. Which was something that deeply upset Steele who had been told when he previously expressed his concerns in late summer early fall about the FBI's seeming lack of response and action as to the information he had given them about Russian interference. Ohr and other officials urged Steele not to be so upset about the F.B.I.’s secrecy, assuring him that, in the U.S., potentially prejudicial investigations of political figures were always kept quiet, especially when an election was imminent. So understandably he was shocked when Comey did what he did causing him to be very fearful that there perhaps existed a pro-Trump cabal within the FBI that was trying to quash the information he had given the FBI.

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    Re: Bill Barr reveals Russia probe review to focus on Trump dossier briefing, leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic Kid View Post
    Think the only thing being spun here is your head. There is no such reference in the Mueller Report about Comey leaking anything immediately following that meeting. Matter of fact what happened the next day after the briefing was Trump being dismayed the Buzzfeed's leaking of the dossier asked the intelligence community leaders if they could all make public statements that the document was completely bogus. Which of course they could not do. The contents of the briefing were highly classified. The notion that Comey would give that information out to the media before the meeting is frankly a laughably ridiculous one.

    You've got the timeline wrong with Steele and the FBI as well. In August the FBI was still on board with Steele . They even met with him in Rome in October. It wasn't until November 1, 4 days after Comey announced that he was reopening the Clinton Email investigation with the election just 2 weeks or less away. Which was something that deeply upset Steele who had been told when he previously expressed his concerns in late summer early fall about the FBI's seeming lack of response and action as to the information he had given them about Russian interference. Ohr and other officials urged Steele not to be so upset about the F.B.I.’s secrecy, assuring him that, in the U.S., potentially prejudicial investigations of political figures were always kept quiet, especially when an election was imminent. So understandably he was shocked when Comey did what he did causing him to be very fearful that there perhaps existed a pro-Trump cabal within the FBI that was trying to quash the information he had given the FBI.
    FFS, your revisionist bull**** is getting old.

    Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him - CNNPolitics

    This was 4 days after the meeting. The nominees are: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers.

    The other Trump Tower meeting: Barr looking into leaks after Comey briefed Trump on dossier

    As for Steele he had already leaked to Corn, so he knew the information was getting out, he had actively shopped other outlets. You speak about all this first hand insider information, yet you don't source jack. And its so often just wrong.

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    Re: Bill Barr reveals Russia probe review to focus on Trump dossier briefing, leaking

    Who fired Strzok?
    It's long been gospel in the Russia probe: When special counsel Robert Mueller learned of the inflammatory anti-Trump text messages sent by FBI agent Peter Strzok, he immediately removed him from his team.

    But in a newly released transcript of a December 2017 interview, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe told lawmakers that he's the one who made the call to oust Strzok from the probe, worrying that Strzok's involvement could taint the special counsel's work. McCabe reveals he’s the one who decided to remove Strzok from Mueller’s team - POLITICO
    Evidently getting rid of Strzok is something to take credit for, after all, those texts actually were outrageous and strongly suggest Strzok was highly biased, notwithstanding Horowitz’s incredible conclusion they had no effect on the agent’s conduct, but who should get that credit?

    Then there was this:
    "The attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me," said Comey. "That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude, ‘I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly.'"
    Seems like a reasonable conclusion, Comey would have good reason to expect that if Lynch was strongly pushing for a particular resolution of the Hillary “matter”, such a resolution would adversely affect the FBI’s credibility –not a good thing as they set out to investigate Trump either.
    Lynch, meanwhile, told congressional the House Oversight and Judiciary committees on December 19: "I did not. I have never instructed a witness as to what to say specifically. Never have, never will."

    "I didn't direct anyone to use specific phraseology. When the Director asked me how to best to handle that, I said: What I have been saying is we have received a referral and we are working on the matter, working on the issue, or we have all the resources we need to handle the matter, handle the issue. So that was the suggestion that I made to him," Lynch added -telling lawmakers that she was "quite surprised" to hear how Comey would later describe the conversation "because that was not how it was conveyed to him, certainly not how it was intended." Now It's Comey Vs. Lynch: Someone's Lying Again | Zero Hedge
    What do you think, did Lynch tell Comey not to call the FBI’s work on the Hillary “issue” (or “referral”) an investigation? Wasn’t it reported someone in the room later joked to Comey about “the Feberal Bureau of Matters”?

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    Re: Bill Barr reveals Russia probe review to focus on Trump dossier briefing, leaking

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    Michael Cohen is spending a few years in the slammer for the exact crime that Trump is also guilty of. As a co-conspirator he would certainly have been indicted for a felony like Cohen except that Putin won him the election. He will be indicted as soon as he loses in 2020.
    The Chairman of the FEC nominated by Bill Clinton says the NDA to Stormy Daniels wasn't a payment in kind. Trump would have made the same payment to prevent his wife and family from knowing about the affair and to prevent tarnishing the Trump brand name. The ONLY reason Wiseman had Cohen plead guilty to Campaign financing violation was to embarrass Trump. If Cohen had plead not guilty to it and went to trial he would have won. But Cohen had to do what Wiseman wanted because he had so much exposure from his crimes that had nothing to do with Trump.
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    Re: Bill Barr reveals Russia probe review to focus on Trump dossier briefing, leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic Kid View Post
    No I just read books and stuff. You ought to try it sometime. And even if it were true (and it's not) that all he did about it was to 'wag his skinny finger'. That would still be more than Trump has ever done about it in the more than 2 years since.
    You wouldn't know what Trump has or has not done, because it would be classified. Have a nice day.
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