Opinion| Mark Sidney| When I told you that the first site I go to everyday is The Gateway Pundit, I was not kidding. Doing so paid off BIGLY this morning. Here is what I learned …
Do you remember when I said that I was told that this coming week was going to be one where the SHTF?
Well, it looks like my sources were right, as last night, we seemed to have learned why the DS is so scared and acting with such blatant desperation, in my view.
I assume that Joe Hoft is the brother of, Jim Hoft, the founder of The Gateway Pundit. His article, which is the headline right now the TGWP, begins by stating:
“Last night was historic. The news coming out on four fronts indicates that the Deep State should be very worried. Those of us uncovering the many corrupt actions taken by President Obama’s Deep State have been looking forward to this day for some time!
Last night it was as if the planets aligned against the Deep State. On four different fronts it’s now clear that the crooks in the Obama Administration should be very worried.”
Joe goes on to list 4 critical events that happened last night:
-First, was the FISA Report, Joe Hoft pointed to a Fox News article entitled “Michael Horowitz: Finalizing of FISA probe report ‘nearing completion.’” The article states:
“Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz told Senate and House lawmakers Thursday that the process of finalizing his report into potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses ahead of the 2016 presidential election was “nearing completion,” according to a letter obtained by Fox News.
The “lengthy” draft report “concerns sensitive national security and law enforcement matters,” Horowitz wrote in the letter, adding that he anticipated “the final report will be released publicly with few redactions.”
Horowitz noted that he did not anticipate a need to prepare or issue “separate classified and public versions of the report.”
Read that again. Horowitz is suggesting there will be no secret report. That could mean one of three things, in my analysis:
1) He discovered nothing of consequence and the report will be a vindication of Brennan, Clapper, Strzok, Page et al.
2) It will be a whitewash and nothing sensitive will be reported, and the American people will be greatly disappointed, losing any shred of trust we have in our law enforcement institutions. Or …
3) This will be a death blow to the DS, the report will pull no punches, and Trump’s “counter punch” to the coup plotters will be so hard that they fall to the canvas … in other words, those who, I believe, subverted our elections and abused the most sacred trust we lend to our intelligence community and the Executive Branch face real danger of winding up in federal prison bunks.
Personally I think it is going to be option 3. I am well aware of my confirmation bias and I am doing my best to keep it in check, but as you read the rest of this list I think you will agree with me.
Do not think it is lost on me that we have been hearing this over and over again, that ‘this is it’ and all the ‘evil doers’ are about to get locked up. I know this has been said time and time again, but never before have we had so many signals suggesting that now is the time.
Joe Hoft’s take was as follows:
“Many of us thought that the “Deep State was Deep Sixing” the FISA report. Perhaps they were. But another theory is that the DOJ IG may have been held back from releasing his report until a time when it would not impede AG Barr’s investigation by his DA John Durham into the Deep State actions before and after the 2016 election. Had IG Horowitz released his document before all the players in Durham’s investigation were questioned, they might have altered their testimonies based on Horowitz’s report.”
-The second planet that aligned last night was the New York Times article that revealed that Barr and Durham’s investigation in to the DS’ ‘Russia Investigation’ dealing with alleged collusion between President Trump and the Russian Federation.
The FBI’s propaganda arm (<my opinion,) the NYT reported that:
“For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and illegal even months after the special counsel closed it. Now, Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began.
Justice Department officials have shifted an administrative review of the Russia investigation closely overseen by Attorney General William P. Barr to a criminal inquiry, according to two people familiar with the matter. The move gives the prosecutor running it, John H. Durham, the power to subpoena for witness testimony and documents, to convene a grand jury and to file criminal charges.”
If you read the full article in the New York Times, which has ties to the FBI and James Comey specifically, smells like an effort to get out in front of the story and control the bleeding, steer the narrative, and alert the players involved to begin their emergency protocols for damage control and perhaps evidence destruction, but hey, that’s just what my gut is telling me. You can read the article (it’s hyper linked above, but behind a paywall) and decide for yourself.
Joe Hoft seemed to agree with this assessment. He also added his views that:
“If Durham has been running a criminal investigation for some time, perhaps there are already indictments in the works. We really don’t know. What this also may indicate is that IG Horowitz can now release his IG report because Durham has met with all the individuals he needs to meet with to begin indictments for criminal activity.”
-The third Earth moving event was patriot General Michael Flynn’s new bulldog of an attorney, Sidney Powell’s filing requesting specific documents which she claims will exonerate her client and put those who allegedly sought to ‘frame him” in the hot seat themselves.
Breitbart is now reporting that “Michael Flynn’s Lawyers Claim Lisa Page Altered FBI Interview Record to Frame Him.” Yes, read that again. Breitbart reported that:“Lawyers for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn reportedly filed a motion on Thursday in which they allege that the Department of Justice manipulated a document to frame their client and is withholding exculpatory evidence.
The filing by Flynn’s new legal team, which took over the case several weeks ago, argues that the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an “ambush-interview” of Flynn in the White House not to discover any evidence of criminal activity, but to coax him into making false statements.
When Flynn’s new lawyer Sidney Powell first made those allegations in September, prosecutors replied that she was indulging in “conspiracy theories” and noted his client had already pleaded guilty to the crime of lying to the FBI in 2017. Flynn has been awaiting sentencing since then, and even told the sentencing judge in 2018 that he would not claim FBI misconduct, despite growing evidence that they had departed from normal practice in interviewing him and had only completed their “302” — the report of their meeting — after he had already been forced to resign from his position in the administration over the allegations.”
“That evidence, Flynn’s legal team alleges, includes an apparent admission by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page — who resigned after being discovered having an affair with agent Peter Strzok, with whom she shared anti-trump texts — that she had edited the 302 — something that she allegedly told FBI investigators she did not recall, the filing states.
The edits, the filing alleges, were substantive: they included a claim that Flynn said he did not discuss any sanctions with the Russian ambassador. Flynn’s lawyers allege he merely told the FBI he did not recall, and that the claim he said otherwise was added only after a transcript of his discussion with the ambassador had been leaked to the media.
In a footnote, the filing adds that former FBI general counsel James Baker “is believed to be the person who illegally leaked the transcript of Mr. Flynn’s calls to [Washington Post reporter David] Ignatius.” It also alleges that former National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Ignatius to “take the kill shot on Flynn.”“
Guess Lisa Page and James Clapper aren’t looking too bright right now. Come to think of it neither is her boyfriend #PeterStrzok😈
Screenshot courtesy of a frenemy of Peter Strzok.
Now let’s #ClearFlynnNow!
— Ann Vandersteel SteelTruth™️ (@annvandersteel) October 25, 2019
Read that again … ‘Take The Kill Shot.” No wonder Clapper seems so nervous everytime I see him on TV. I believe he has committed some of the most unethical crimes against honorable men, and perhaps, hell, I think it’s more than likely, even against our Republic itself. The only thing that gives me hope is the fact that all this is finally coming out now.
The article contains many more bombshells, but I’m not going to steal Breitbart’s thunder, when you finish up here perhaps you want to read the whole thing yourself.
Apparently the documents Powel is seeking are so daming that Flynn’s counsel is asking the court to out right dismiss the case against the famed General.
Joe Hoft goes on to claim:
“We also learned from General Flynn’s attorney Powell that Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, was involved in the felony release of General Flynn’s phone call with a Russian diplomat before the 2017 Inauguration.
Both of these bombshells related to Page and Clapper were dropped tonight. It is likely that they were dropped now because the information is no longer information that can impact Durham’s criminal investigation, indicting Clapper may have been interviewed already. On the other hand, perhaps the information on Clapper and Page is already locked and loaded and there is no harm in this information now being released.
We may find out that the recent delays and redactions by the DOJ in regards to Flynn’s case and the IG’s FISA report may have been to prevent the Durham investigation from being derailed rather than the typical Deep State redactions and delays we have been accustomed to in the recent past. Time will tell.“
-The 4th and final narrative altering event included in The Gateway Pundit’s article was the recent revelations which suggest that Biden is likely involved in a LOT MORE corruption and pay for play scandals that we know about.
It seems that almost every single day something is coming out about Biden and just how much money he has made, allegedly, selling his influence. Last night NBC News last night posted a piece entitled: “Hunter Biden’s legal work in Romania raises new questions about his overseas dealings” The article goes on to state:
“In the final year of the Obama administration, an American lawyer traveled to Romania to meet with a businessman accused of orchestrating a corrupt land deal.
The businessman was Gabriel “Puiu” Popoviciu, a wealthy Romanian real estate tycoon. The lawyer brought in to advise him was Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Hunter Biden’s work for Popoviciu in 2016 went unreported at the time, but Joe Biden’s involvement in Romania was very much public. The vice president was among the leading voices pushing the government to crack down on corruption.”
Joe Hoft Explained: “If this is anything like the Bidens’ actions in the Ukraine and China, it is suspect and likely criminal. Rudy Giuliani claimed that Obama, the Chicago ‘pol’, ran a pay-for-play sham his entire time in office. Rudy said his VP was making millions and his Secretary of State Hillary was making hundreds of millions. Rudy expressed this shortly after Joe DiGenova’s statements about New York Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrat Party on the Ingraham Angle a couple of weeks ago –
The biggest question left unanswered is why would the Democrats and their Deep State work so hard to prevent candidate Trump from becoming President and then try to end his Presidency prematurely? Why would they put in place a phony Russian sham Special Counsel and then morph into a fake Ukraine impeachment, both of which are bogus?
It may be that they didn’t want anyone to know how corrupt they were. It may be that the amount of money the Obama Administration made in pay-for-play schemes around the world will shock the average American. Is this why we constantly hear – Follow the money?”
No one knows where all these chips are going to fall, but I do know one thing. The few times I have questioned President Trump’s strategy, I have ended up regretting it. From the beginning I have said that I believe the Ukraine call was a trap that the Democrats fell into, and it is beginning to look like that trap is deeper, and the spikes at the bottom of the pit are even sharper than anyone outside of the inner circle, even suspected.
Know that I too have been frustrated with the lack of action thus far, but I also understood that to build this case, to make it as iron clad as it had to be in order to take these uber powerful and corrupt actors down, it would take time. Timing is key.
I truly believe that those of us who have been waiting patiently are about to be rewarded …. ‘BIGLY’ as POPTUS would say … I have a feeling the next few months … especially January, are going to be ‘YUGE people, YUGE!”