A couple of factual main points here:
- The dossier/Russian collusion effort is a Hillary/DNC generated hit piece.
- The “shadow government/deep state” which Obama largely put in place used the dossier to get an illegal surveillance FISA warrant on Trump as a candidate and as a President in order undermine him.
- The firing of Comey created Mueller, which was the plan all along.
- The people Mueller hired are all deep state players and Trump haters.
- The real collusion, as being exposed now, is between those people inside the DOJand FBI working against a lawful election and a lawfully elected President.
- At this point enough evidence has been released to question if Mueller is also involved and if the investigation (which is now into its fifteenth month) is and has always been a sham.
- Mueller is now actively, along with the DOJ, participating in an obstruction of justice against the Congressional investigations.
How many texts will be turned over? First, it’s not possible to know how many texts from the Dec. 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017 time period will be recovered and turned over. But of the 50,000 the Justice Department already has in hand, officials say they have already turned over all they’re going to give to Congress.
That means Justice has decided to allow Congress to see just 7,000 of a total of 50,000 Strzok-Page texts – slightly less than 15 percent of the total number of texts the Justice Department has now. Why is that? Justice Department officials point to a Jan. 19 letter from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd to Capitol Hill investigators explaining which texts would and would not be turned over.
“The department is not providing text messages that were purely personal in nature,” Boyd wrote. “Furthermore, the department has redacted from some work-related text messages portions that were purely personal. The department’s aim in withholding purely personal text messages and redacting personal portions of work-related text messages was primarily to facilitate the committee’s access to potentially relevant text messages without having to cull through large quantities of material unrelated to either the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server or the investigation into Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.”
inally – and this could be significant or not – Boyd said that “in a few instances,” the Justice Department consulted with the office of Trump-Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller and made some redactions “related to the structure, operation, and substance of the [Special Counsel’s Office]’s investigation because it is ongoing.” Hill investigators don’t really know what that covers. (The letter said if Congress has questions about redactions in a particular text, the department would “work with” Congress to further describe or reveal redacted information “in a closed setting.”)
The bottom line is that the Justice Department has turned over a fairly small percentage of the Strzok-Page texts. Even assuming many of the texts would be personal – the two were having an extramarital affair, after all – some Hill investigators wonder whether roughly 43,000 of the 50,000 known texts were wholly personal.
And then, there is the question of those formerly missing texts. How many are there? How many will have something to do with Trump-Russia or Clinton emails? The time period involved, Dec. 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017, covered some of the key moments in the FBI’s investigation of the Trump-Russia affair: conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak; the completion and publication of the intelligence community assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election; the briefing in which FBI director James Comey told President-elect Donald Trump about the Trump dossier; the president’s inauguration; the nomination and confirmation of new Justice Department leadership; Flynn’s interview with the FBI (conducted by Strzok); Comey’s assurances to Trump that he, Trump, was not under investigation; a variety of revelations, mostly in the Washington Post and New York Times, about various Trump figures under investigation; Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe; the firing of top Obama Justice Department holdover Sally Yates; Trump’s tweet alleging he was wiretapped; Trump’s firing of Comey; and, finally, the appointment of Mueller.
Right now, Justice Department officials are not saying how far along the process of recovering the texts is, or how long the work will take, or how many texts will ultimately be turned over to Congress. Just another unknown in a long and secretive investigation.
In addition, the DOJ wanted to “review” the four page memo the Congress created that outlines the FBI/DOJ criminal acts. The DOJ claims they would be looking for “classified” material. And you know where that is going, so the Congressional investigators ignored that stupid request.
Ask yourself a serious question after putting down any bias you might have either way- “Does Mueller have the right to hide evidence of a conspiracy to commit involving his people from a lawful Congressional investigation?
If the answer is no, then you must realize he’s part of it too.
However, they will not give up. The “shadow government” as it is being put will not give up their power or income or ideology that government should be in charge of everyone (as long as THEY are in charge of government for course).
Plus, at this point, Mueller looks like a cartoon character driving a car this is falling apart. The wheels are off, the engine is on fire and the doors are flopping. He may end up, like that cartoon guy, just bouncing along on his butt holding a steering wheel! But he doesn’t care. He wants to get something, ANYTHING on Trump so a flipped Congress can impeach him before 2020, as indicated by Soros and John Kerry just recently.
Dangerous times folks..dangerous times.