On Tuesday, I brought news of some emails from the Obama State Department obtained by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch that showed a connection between British spy Christopher Steele and Clinton allies working there. By Tuesday night, there was a lot more to this story, as Fitton appeared on Sean Hannity’s FOX News show to break brand-new details. He had just obtained even more State Department documents, these showing that the very anti-Trump Steele and Glenn Simpson of oppo-research firm Fusion GPS had SPECIAL ACCESS to an official at the State Department named Jonathan Winer, who worked under then-Secretary of State John Kerry.

In case you haven’t yet seen the Mark Tapscott article in The Epoch Times I linked to on Tuesday –- or if it’s just hard to keep track of all the players –- I’ll try to simplify what we know at this point. Winer was “the Libya guy” at the State Department. These newly-obtained documents show that after the 2016 election, Winer worked with Victoria Nuland at State and also a top aide for Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) to target President-elect Trump.

So, judging from these documents, it certainly wasn’t just the FBI going after Trump. The Obama State Department was, as Fitton put it, “all hands on deck,” with Steele joining forces with longtime Clinton cronies Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer to create the “Russia” material. There was more than one “dossier” (see link; remember the speculation that Cody Shearer had actually authored one?), and some of this material was apparently created by Winer within the State Department itself.

https://www.westernjournal.com/did-cody-shearer-make-up-the-lies-in-christopher-steeles-dossier/


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Documents show that Winer was in contact with Simpson in September of 2016 and then immediately contacted Nuland at the State Department. Later, after the election, they worked closely with Steny Hoyer’s aide on the “Russia” stuff, which Steele, of course, was helping on. According to Fitton, Steele was “extremely close” to Jonathan Winer, who had been his contact at the State Department for years.

Steele was able to launder the phony “Russia” information into the State Department through his pal Winer. (In that sense, Winer’s role sounds a lot like the one played by Bruce Ohr in getting the “dossier” to the DOJ and FBI.) In these emails, Winer admits that he moved some of that information from the State Department over to the DOJ.

Fitton pointed out that Victoria Nuland was at the State Department primarily to coordinate work on Libya; what was she doing working with Christopher Steele on “Russia”?

We know that someone at the State Department was feeding classified “Russia” information to certain members of Congress in the days right before Trump’s inauguration. In fact, Fitton characterized the State Department officials as “desperate” to get it to them. It sounds to me like sort of a “last hurrah” before they would have to turn the keys over to their political enemies, a last-ditch effort to undermine the new President. In fact, reporter Sara Carter has been speaking to numerous sources, including a State Department official who was there during the Obama administration, and she was told on Tuesday that “the genesis of this investigation will begin and end with members of the State Department.”

(Incidentally, Carter also thinks that some of our allies might have been used to spy on Americans without being aware of all the implications of what they were doing. They might very well be horrified that the role they unwittingly played is being exposed now and perhaps are eager to come clean with our Justice Department to set things right.)

Fitton now wants to know specifically which members of Congress knew about the “dossier,” what they knew about it and when they became aware. See, this goes way beyond Comey, Strzok, Page and the others at the FBI. This is the executive branch and the legislative branch as well. And why would that surprise anyone, now that we know that congressional Democrats on the separate House committees have signed “memoranda of understanding” that they will coordinate their efforts to go after Trump.


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I know this seems like an ever-expanding conspiracy theory, and that’s what Democrats will call it, but the evidence is RIGHT THERE. It’s in these communications, which the bureaucracy “slow-walked” to Judicial Watch and others and would have deep-sixed if they could have. Thanks to the persistence of Judicial Watch, plus certain reporters and undeterred Republican committee members, these are finally seeing the light of day. (Need I remind you that if Hillary had been elected, we would never have known about these relationships and the “meddling” her people were up to?)

So now that Attorney General Bill Barr is conducting an investigation into how the “Trump/Russia” investigation got started, it seems he should enlist the aid of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (who is also a former head of the CIA) to find out what was going on inside his department as well. When the letter sent from the deputy AG to House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler announced that Barr’s review would be “broad in scope,” he wasn’t kidding. Obviously, that is of necessity, as the participants are spread out all over, even in some cases around the world.

Now it makes sense when we hear that the Inspector General’s report on the FISA warrant application may take longer than we’d been led to think. For a while, we were expecting it to drop “any day now,” but it just hasn’t come, and some have said it might not even be this month or even the next –-- more like October. It’s frustrating, I know, but sensing how huge this ol’ iceberg must be, we want Michael Horowitz and his team to take the time they need to map the whole thing. Of course, his investigation is unlike Barr’s in that it deals only with government employees, and he can’t indict. Barr, in contrast, can go anywhere he wants with his investigation, and, of course, he can press criminal charges. I get the feeling he wouldn’t hesitate one second to do that. It’s a nice feeling.

 

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On Tuesday, the House voted along party lines to take Barr and former White House counsel John McGahn to court to try to force them to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Then, if Barr and McGahn defy subpoenas, they’ll vote again to hold them in contempt of Congress. They just refuse to let the “Trump/Russia” investigation go, even after the Mueller report was released with no case against Trump or any other American. Trump wants to signal that this is OVER by simply ending cooperation, as he and his entire administration were transparent to the special counsel. He put up no obstacles to Mueller and even let McGahn testify behind closed doors for about 30 hours.

Barr was transparent as well –- much more so than the special counsel law required him to be, as he was not obligated to share the Mueller report at all. The special counsel does not exist to investigate for Congress. (Sorry, Congress.)  And now Democrats want Barr to break the law by releasing grand jury material. The vote on this was so partisan, the only thing it really showed was that there are more Democrats in Congress right now than there are Republicans. Let’s hope that situation is rectified next year.

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  • Norman North

    06/12/2019 12:34 PM

    The State Dept, USCIS and NVC take money for the same immigration forms over and over until decent people have no money left. Then they die in foreign jails with no one the wiser. Do you think this helps the image of Americans abroad? Do you think it is fair to honest Filipinos trying to get to the US by applying the right way way and paying the legal way to be cheated out of their life's savings? In many cases, Americans pay these fees and they do are robbed of their life's savings trying to get educated Filipinos here for wholesome reasons. This corruption goes unreported cause is happens overseas and can be covered up by having the appearance of legitimacy. It is a giant fraud again the Filipinos and the American citizens helping them. Does anyone care? Does anyone do anything about it? Even though under MacArthur the US occupied the Philippines and the Philippines is full of people with American DNA, they are treated like they have no connections to the US. They should be allowed into to the US like Marshallese not like people from a Banana Republic. It is a disgrace! Perhaps this is just another reason why the latest approval poll of Congress is 14%. Mike, please use your influence and help Filipinos have a rightful place in American society with fair immigration treatment without US corruption grabbing all their money. They only earn 1/10 what Americans earn but they are charged full immigration fees and then they are taken to the cleaners. Please help them! They are good people.

  • Jeff Struwe

    06/12/2019 12:33 PM

    Very clearly stated Gov. Thank you.

  • Waylon Bush

    06/12/2019 12:26 PM

    If it is not rectified next year, this whole coup attempt will die like an unsaved soul.

  • David Farries

    06/12/2019 12:11 PM

    Hey, Mike. I just wanted to say that I thank you for your comprehensive articles you provide to us each day. I try to read each one - not all your links, but some. I receive a number of conservative emails that seem a bit too interested in sensationalizing the unbelievable news of late than thoroughly researching each piece as you appear to do. The facts are sensational enough. Thanks again.

  • Jeannie Rice

    06/12/2019 11:30 AM

    Governor Mike, I never ever for one minute thought that PRESIDENT TRUMP was guilty of any wrong doing for anything! the Obama cartel was up & running damn the torpedoes full speed ahead! & they sure did? Biden is a joke just another Obama lap dog! PRESIDENT TRUMP gets my vote & hopefully all AMERICANS will vote PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE right back into the White House by a landslide VICTORY 2020! Jeannie

  • Robert Blankenship

    06/12/2019 11:26 AM

    What did you expect from the Obama White House. They weaponized the IRS to go after Christian Organizations, Our DOJ head met on the Runway with Bill, then there's Fast and Furious and others.

  • Thomas W Price

    06/12/2019 11:15 AM

    Governor,when I was a young man,I worked on a pipeline in Mississippi and I rented an upstairs room in an old house.The room had a light with a pull chain right over the bed,the first night I went to bed and turned out the light ,in a few minutes I heard a scratching noise ,I turned on the light and there were hundreds of roaches on the walls and within one minute not a one in sight.
    Needless to say that light never went out again at night,I know the roaches were there but they were afaid of the light! There will always be roaches in Washington,but thankfully the light is coming on!
    Thank you for your hand on the chain,along with others

  • Anne Fernandes

    06/12/2019 11:14 AM

    I am praying, first, for the full protection of all of those investigators who are hip and neck deep in uncovering this shameful and dangerous debacle. Secondly, I pray with all my heart, that in this uncovering, those who have, until this point ,been calling themselves Americans will have an utter awakening as in God has His way with them, and they repent. Don't think anyone will repent because that's not how the devil works, but I'm praying for the blinders to fall off anyway.
    John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  • Cindie L Harman

    06/12/2019 11:02 AM

    I am getting sick of being told by Hannity and Sara Carter that the Horwitz report is coming out in a week and then a month and then now 2 months- They sound like the Climate Change wackos saying the earth is blowing up in 10 years - 15 years ago- Better get it out NOW- because "We the People" are getting tired of Hannity and Carter crying wolf!

  • Al Perrotta

    06/12/2019 10:24 AM

    Think it's a coincidence that State Dept. people with Libya in their portfolio were so desperate to keep Trump from winning? Last thing those people wanted was Trump digging into what Hillary and they had done in Libya. Hillary HAD to win.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    06/12/2019 10:23 AM

    why is Hilary Clinton still on the streets? Why is she not behind bars along with all these other people who have lied to the FBI and then got an illegal FISA warrant. Why?

  • Eric Cole

    06/12/2019 10:11 AM

    Hello Gov,
    We are disturbed the past 2.5 years at the way the president has been treated. The MSM is greatly responsible for the divisiveness in the country, assaults and attacks on both conservatives and officials. Even though President Trump is in office and republicans control the senate, a de facto amnesty is taking place. The president agenda is being obstructed. The fake Russia investigation is just that fake so why is it continuing on? We are hopeful those that committed treason in an attempted coup will be brought to full justice. Also we hope the president opposes ALL amnesty to those who broken our laws. Don’t separate families deport them all. We hope the president will get a factual count on the millions of illegals in country and address the nation on this and all the crimes and fleeced taxes it’s costing taxpayers. Finally we hope the president will not allow illegals to vote in next election. Fine those who voted prior. Voter reform needed.

  • Ronald Morrison

    06/12/2019 09:11 AM

    Thanks to Mike we get straight talk. You are a very good American. Stay on their ass.

  • Patricia Seymour

    06/12/2019 08:25 AM

    And the body prays for righteousness and justice! We live in exciting times! My heart rejoices knowing the Lords return in so very close!

On Tuesday, I brought news of some emails from the Obama State Department obtained by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch that showed a connection between British spy Christopher Steele and Clinton allies working there. By Tuesday night, there was a lot more to this story, as Fitton appeared on Sean Hannity’s FOX News show to break brand-new details. He had just obtained even more State Department documents, these showing that the very anti-Trump Steele and Glenn Simpson of oppo-research firm Fusion GPS had SPECIAL ACCESS to an official at the State Department named Jonathan Winer, who worked under then-Secretary of State John Kerry.

In case you haven’t yet seen the Mark Tapscott article in The Epoch Times I linked to on Tuesday –- or if it’s just hard to keep track of all the players –- I’ll try to simplify what we know at this point. Winer was “the Libya guy” at the State Department. These newly-obtained documents show that after the 2016 election, Winer worked with Victoria Nuland at State and also a top aide for Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) to target President-elect Trump.

So, judging from these documents, it certainly wasn’t just the FBI going after Trump. The Obama State Department was, as Fitton put it, “all hands on deck,” with Steele joining forces with longtime Clinton cronies Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer to create the “Russia” material. There was more than one “dossier” (see link; remember the speculation that Cody Shearer had actually authored one?), and some of this material was apparently created by Winer within the State Department itself.

https://www.westernjournal.com/did-cody-shearer-make-up-the-lies-in-christopher-steeles-dossier/


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Documents show that Winer was in contact with Simpson in September of 2016 and then immediately contacted Nuland at the State Department. Later, after the election, they worked closely with Steny Hoyer’s aide on the “Russia” stuff, which Steele, of course, was helping on. According to Fitton, Steele was “extremely close” to Jonathan Winer, who had been his contact at the State Department for years.

Steele was able to launder the phony “Russia” information into the State Department through his pal Winer. (In that sense, Winer’s role sounds a lot like the one played by Bruce Ohr in getting the “dossier” to the DOJ and FBI.) In these emails, Winer admits that he moved some of that information from the State Department over to the DOJ.

Fitton pointed out that Victoria Nuland was at the State Department primarily to coordinate work on Libya; what was she doing working with Christopher Steele on “Russia”?

We know that someone at the State Department was feeding classified “Russia” information to certain members of Congress in the days right before Trump’s inauguration. In fact, Fitton characterized the State Department officials as “desperate” to get it to them. It sounds to me like sort of a “last hurrah” before they would have to turn the keys over to their political enemies, a last-ditch effort to undermine the new President. In fact, reporter Sara Carter has been speaking to numerous sources, including a State Department official who was there during the Obama administration, and she was told on Tuesday that “the genesis of this investigation will begin and end with members of the State Department.”

(Incidentally, Carter also thinks that some of our allies might have been used to spy on Americans without being aware of all the implications of what they were doing. They might very well be horrified that the role they unwittingly played is being exposed now and perhaps are eager to come clean with our Justice Department to set things right.)

Fitton now wants to know specifically which members of Congress knew about the “dossier,” what they knew about it and when they became aware. See, this goes way beyond Comey, Strzok, Page and the others at the FBI. This is the executive branch and the legislative branch as well. And why would that surprise anyone, now that we know that congressional Democrats on the separate House committees have signed “memoranda of understanding” that they will coordinate their efforts to go after Trump.


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I know this seems like an ever-expanding conspiracy theory, and that’s what Democrats will call it, but the evidence is RIGHT THERE. It’s in these communications, which the bureaucracy “slow-walked” to Judicial Watch and others and would have deep-sixed if they could have. Thanks to the persistence of Judicial Watch, plus certain reporters and undeterred Republican committee members, these are finally seeing the light of day. (Need I remind you that if Hillary had been elected, we would never have known about these relationships and the “meddling” her people were up to?)

So now that Attorney General Bill Barr is conducting an investigation into how the “Trump/Russia” investigation got started, it seems he should enlist the aid of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (who is also a former head of the CIA) to find out what was going on inside his department as well. When the letter sent from the deputy AG to House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler announced that Barr’s review would be “broad in scope,” he wasn’t kidding. Obviously, that is of necessity, as the participants are spread out all over, even in some cases around the world.

Now it makes sense when we hear that the Inspector General’s report on the FISA warrant application may take longer than we’d been led to think. For a while, we were expecting it to drop “any day now,” but it just hasn’t come, and some have said it might not even be this month or even the next –-- more like October. It’s frustrating, I know, but sensing how huge this ol’ iceberg must be, we want Michael Horowitz and his team to take the time they need to map the whole thing. Of course, his investigation is unlike Barr’s in that it deals only with government employees, and he can’t indict. Barr, in contrast, can go anywhere he wants with his investigation, and, of course, he can press criminal charges. I get the feeling he wouldn’t hesitate one second to do that. It’s a nice feeling.

 

……………..


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On Tuesday, the House voted along party lines to take Barr and former White House counsel John McGahn to court to try to force them to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Then, if Barr and McGahn defy subpoenas, they’ll vote again to hold them in contempt of Congress. They just refuse to let the “Trump/Russia” investigation go, even after the Mueller report was released with no case against Trump or any other American. Trump wants to signal that this is OVER by simply ending cooperation, as he and his entire administration were transparent to the special counsel. He put up no obstacles to Mueller and even let McGahn testify behind closed doors for about 30 hours.

Barr was transparent as well –- much more so than the special counsel law required him to be, as he was not obligated to share the Mueller report at all. The special counsel does not exist to investigate for Congress. (Sorry, Congress.)  And now Democrats want Barr to break the law by releasing grand jury material. The vote on this was so partisan, the only thing it really showed was that there are more Democrats in Congress right now than there are Republicans. Let’s hope that situation is rectified next year.

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  • Norman North

    06/12/2019 12:34 PM

    The State Dept, USCIS and NVC take money for the same immigration forms over and over until decent people have no money left. Then they die in foreign jails with no one the wiser. Do you think this helps the image of Americans abroad? Do you think it is fair to honest Filipinos trying to get to the US by applying the right way way and paying the legal way to be cheated out of their life's savings? In many cases, Americans pay these fees and they do are robbed of their life's savings trying to get educated Filipinos here for wholesome reasons. This corruption goes unreported cause is happens overseas and can be covered up by having the appearance of legitimacy. It is a giant fraud again the Filipinos and the American citizens helping them. Does anyone care? Does anyone do anything about it? Even though under MacArthur the US occupied the Philippines and the Philippines is full of people with American DNA, they are treated like they have no connections to the US. They should be allowed into to the US like Marshallese not like people from a Banana Republic. It is a disgrace! Perhaps this is just another reason why the latest approval poll of Congress is 14%. Mike, please use your influence and help Filipinos have a rightful place in American society with fair immigration treatment without US corruption grabbing all their money. They only earn 1/10 what Americans earn but they are charged full immigration fees and then they are taken to the cleaners. Please help them! They are good people.

  • Jeff Struwe

    06/12/2019 12:33 PM

    Very clearly stated Gov. Thank you.

  • Waylon Bush

    06/12/2019 12:26 PM

    If it is not rectified next year, this whole coup attempt will die like an unsaved soul.

  • David Farries

    06/12/2019 12:11 PM

    Hey, Mike. I just wanted to say that I thank you for your comprehensive articles you provide to us each day. I try to read each one - not all your links, but some. I receive a number of conservative emails that seem a bit too interested in sensationalizing the unbelievable news of late than thoroughly researching each piece as you appear to do. The facts are sensational enough. Thanks again.

  • Jeannie Rice

    06/12/2019 11:30 AM

    Governor Mike, I never ever for one minute thought that PRESIDENT TRUMP was guilty of any wrong doing for anything! the Obama cartel was up & running damn the torpedoes full speed ahead! & they sure did? Biden is a joke just another Obama lap dog! PRESIDENT TRUMP gets my vote & hopefully all AMERICANS will vote PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE right back into the White House by a landslide VICTORY 2020! Jeannie

  • Robert Blankenship

    06/12/2019 11:26 AM

    What did you expect from the Obama White House. They weaponized the IRS to go after Christian Organizations, Our DOJ head met on the Runway with Bill, then there's Fast and Furious and others.

  • Thomas W Price

    06/12/2019 11:15 AM

    Governor,when I was a young man,I worked on a pipeline in Mississippi and I rented an upstairs room in an old house.The room had a light with a pull chain right over the bed,the first night I went to bed and turned out the light ,in a few minutes I heard a scratching noise ,I turned on the light and there were hundreds of roaches on the walls and within one minute not a one in sight.
    Needless to say that light never went out again at night,I know the roaches were there but they were afaid of the light! There will always be roaches in Washington,but thankfully the light is coming on!
    Thank you for your hand on the chain,along with others

  • Anne Fernandes

    06/12/2019 11:14 AM

    I am praying, first, for the full protection of all of those investigators who are hip and neck deep in uncovering this shameful and dangerous debacle. Secondly, I pray with all my heart, that in this uncovering, those who have, until this point ,been calling themselves Americans will have an utter awakening as in God has His way with them, and they repent. Don't think anyone will repent because that's not how the devil works, but I'm praying for the blinders to fall off anyway.
    John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  • Cindie L Harman

    06/12/2019 11:02 AM

    I am getting sick of being told by Hannity and Sara Carter that the Horwitz report is coming out in a week and then a month and then now 2 months- They sound like the Climate Change wackos saying the earth is blowing up in 10 years - 15 years ago- Better get it out NOW- because "We the People" are getting tired of Hannity and Carter crying wolf!

  • Al Perrotta

    06/12/2019 10:24 AM

    Think it's a coincidence that State Dept. people with Libya in their portfolio were so desperate to keep Trump from winning? Last thing those people wanted was Trump digging into what Hillary and they had done in Libya. Hillary HAD to win.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    06/12/2019 10:23 AM

    why is Hilary Clinton still on the streets? Why is she not behind bars along with all these other people who have lied to the FBI and then got an illegal FISA warrant. Why?

  • Eric Cole

    06/12/2019 10:11 AM

    Hello Gov,
    We are disturbed the past 2.5 years at the way the president has been treated. The MSM is greatly responsible for the divisiveness in the country, assaults and attacks on both conservatives and officials. Even though President Trump is in office and republicans control the senate, a de facto amnesty is taking place. The president agenda is being obstructed. The fake Russia investigation is just that fake so why is it continuing on? We are hopeful those that committed treason in an attempted coup will be brought to full justice. Also we hope the president opposes ALL amnesty to those who broken our laws. Don’t separate families deport them all. We hope the president will get a factual count on the millions of illegals in country and address the nation on this and all the crimes and fleeced taxes it’s costing taxpayers. Finally we hope the president will not allow illegals to vote in next election. Fine those who voted prior. Voter reform needed.

  • Ronald Morrison

    06/12/2019 09:11 AM

    Thanks to Mike we get straight talk. You are a very good American. Stay on their ass.

  • Patricia Seymour

    06/12/2019 08:25 AM

    And the body prays for righteousness and justice! We live in exciting times! My heart rejoices knowing the Lords return in so very close!

On Tuesday, I brought news of some emails from the Obama State Department obtained by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch that showed a connection between British spy Christopher Steele and Clinton allies working there. By Tuesday night, there was a lot more to this story, as Fitton appeared on Sean Hannity’s FOX News show to break brand-new details. He had just obtained even more State Department documents, these showing that the very anti-Trump Steele and Glenn Simpson of oppo-research firm Fusion GPS had SPECIAL ACCESS to an official at the State Department named Jonathan Winer, who worked under then-Secretary of State John Kerry.

In case you haven’t yet seen the Mark Tapscott article in The Epoch Times I linked to on Tuesday –- or if it’s just hard to keep track of all the players –- I’ll try to simplify what we know at this point. Winer was “the Libya guy” at the State Department. These newly-obtained documents show that after the 2016 election, Winer worked with Victoria Nuland at State and also a top aide for Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) to target President-elect Trump.

So, judging from these documents, it certainly wasn’t just the FBI going after Trump. The Obama State Department was, as Fitton put it, “all hands on deck,” with Steele joining forces with longtime Clinton cronies Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer to create the “Russia” material. There was more than one “dossier” (see link; remember the speculation that Cody Shearer had actually authored one?), and some of this material was apparently created by Winer within the State Department itself.

https://www.westernjournal.com/did-cody-shearer-make-up-the-lies-in-christopher-steeles-dossier/


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Documents show that Winer was in contact with Simpson in September of 2016 and then immediately contacted Nuland at the State Department. Later, after the election, they worked closely with Steny Hoyer’s aide on the “Russia” stuff, which Steele, of course, was helping on. According to Fitton, Steele was “extremely close” to Jonathan Winer, who had been his contact at the State Department for years.

Steele was able to launder the phony “Russia” information into the State Department through his pal Winer. (In that sense, Winer’s role sounds a lot like the one played by Bruce Ohr in getting the “dossier” to the DOJ and FBI.) In these emails, Winer admits that he moved some of that information from the State Department over to the DOJ.

Fitton pointed out that Victoria Nuland was at the State Department primarily to coordinate work on Libya; what was she doing working with Christopher Steele on “Russia”?

We know that someone at the State Department was feeding classified “Russia” information to certain members of Congress in the days right before Trump’s inauguration. In fact, Fitton characterized the State Department officials as “desperate” to get it to them. It sounds to me like sort of a “last hurrah” before they would have to turn the keys over to their political enemies, a last-ditch effort to undermine the new President. In fact, reporter Sara Carter has been speaking to numerous sources, including a State Department official who was there during the Obama administration, and she was told on Tuesday that “the genesis of this investigation will begin and end with members of the State Department.”

(Incidentally, Carter also thinks that some of our allies might have been used to spy on Americans without being aware of all the implications of what they were doing. They might very well be horrified that the role they unwittingly played is being exposed now and perhaps are eager to come clean with our Justice Department to set things right.)

Fitton now wants to know specifically which members of Congress knew about the “dossier,” what they knew about it and when they became aware. See, this goes way beyond Comey, Strzok, Page and the others at the FBI. This is the executive branch and the legislative branch as well. And why would that surprise anyone, now that we know that congressional Democrats on the separate House committees have signed “memoranda of understanding” that they will coordinate their efforts to go after Trump.


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I know this seems like an ever-expanding conspiracy theory, and that’s what Democrats will call it, but the evidence is RIGHT THERE. It’s in these communications, which the bureaucracy “slow-walked” to Judicial Watch and others and would have deep-sixed if they could have. Thanks to the persistence of Judicial Watch, plus certain reporters and undeterred Republican committee members, these are finally seeing the light of day. (Need I remind you that if Hillary had been elected, we would never have known about these relationships and the “meddling” her people were up to?)

So now that Attorney General Bill Barr is conducting an investigation into how the “Trump/Russia” investigation got started, it seems he should enlist the aid of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (who is also a former head of the CIA) to find out what was going on inside his department as well. When the letter sent from the deputy AG to House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler announced that Barr’s review would be “broad in scope,” he wasn’t kidding. Obviously, that is of necessity, as the participants are spread out all over, even in some cases around the world.

Now it makes sense when we hear that the Inspector General’s report on the FISA warrant application may take longer than we’d been led to think. For a while, we were expecting it to drop “any day now,” but it just hasn’t come, and some have said it might not even be this month or even the next –-- more like October. It’s frustrating, I know, but sensing how huge this ol’ iceberg must be, we want Michael Horowitz and his team to take the time they need to map the whole thing. Of course, his investigation is unlike Barr’s in that it deals only with government employees, and he can’t indict. Barr, in contrast, can go anywhere he wants with his investigation, and, of course, he can press criminal charges. I get the feeling he wouldn’t hesitate one second to do that. It’s a nice feeling.

 

……………..


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On Tuesday, the House voted along party lines to take Barr and former White House counsel John McGahn to court to try to force them to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Then, if Barr and McGahn defy subpoenas, they’ll vote again to hold them in contempt of Congress. They just refuse to let the “Trump/Russia” investigation go, even after the Mueller report was released with no case against Trump or any other American. Trump wants to signal that this is OVER by simply ending cooperation, as he and his entire administration were transparent to the special counsel. He put up no obstacles to Mueller and even let McGahn testify behind closed doors for about 30 hours.

Barr was transparent as well –- much more so than the special counsel law required him to be, as he was not obligated to share the Mueller report at all. The special counsel does not exist to investigate for Congress. (Sorry, Congress.)  And now Democrats want Barr to break the law by releasing grand jury material. The vote on this was so partisan, the only thing it really showed was that there are more Democrats in Congress right now than there are Republicans. Let’s hope that situation is rectified next year.

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  • Norman North

    06/12/2019 12:34 PM

    The State Dept, USCIS and NVC take money for the same immigration forms over and over until decent people have no money left. Then they die in foreign jails with no one the wiser. Do you think this helps the image of Americans abroad? Do you think it is fair to honest Filipinos trying to get to the US by applying the right way way and paying the legal way to be cheated out of their life's savings? In many cases, Americans pay these fees and they do are robbed of their life's savings trying to get educated Filipinos here for wholesome reasons. This corruption goes unreported cause is happens overseas and can be covered up by having the appearance of legitimacy. It is a giant fraud again the Filipinos and the American citizens helping them. Does anyone care? Does anyone do anything about it? Even though under MacArthur the US occupied the Philippines and the Philippines is full of people with American DNA, they are treated like they have no connections to the US. They should be allowed into to the US like Marshallese not like people from a Banana Republic. It is a disgrace! Perhaps this is just another reason why the latest approval poll of Congress is 14%. Mike, please use your influence and help Filipinos have a rightful place in American society with fair immigration treatment without US corruption grabbing all their money. They only earn 1/10 what Americans earn but they are charged full immigration fees and then they are taken to the cleaners. Please help them! They are good people.

  • Jeff Struwe

    06/12/2019 12:33 PM

    Very clearly stated Gov. Thank you.

  • Waylon Bush

    06/12/2019 12:26 PM

    If it is not rectified next year, this whole coup attempt will die like an unsaved soul.

  • David Farries

    06/12/2019 12:11 PM

    Hey, Mike. I just wanted to say that I thank you for your comprehensive articles you provide to us each day. I try to read each one - not all your links, but some. I receive a number of conservative emails that seem a bit too interested in sensationalizing the unbelievable news of late than thoroughly researching each piece as you appear to do. The facts are sensational enough. Thanks again.

  • Jeannie Rice

    06/12/2019 11:30 AM

    Governor Mike, I never ever for one minute thought that PRESIDENT TRUMP was guilty of any wrong doing for anything! the Obama cartel was up & running damn the torpedoes full speed ahead! & they sure did? Biden is a joke just another Obama lap dog! PRESIDENT TRUMP gets my vote & hopefully all AMERICANS will vote PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE right back into the White House by a landslide VICTORY 2020! Jeannie

  • Robert Blankenship

    06/12/2019 11:26 AM

    What did you expect from the Obama White House. They weaponized the IRS to go after Christian Organizations, Our DOJ head met on the Runway with Bill, then there's Fast and Furious and others.

  • Thomas W Price

    06/12/2019 11:15 AM

    Governor,when I was a young man,I worked on a pipeline in Mississippi and I rented an upstairs room in an old house.The room had a light with a pull chain right over the bed,the first night I went to bed and turned out the light ,in a few minutes I heard a scratching noise ,I turned on the light and there were hundreds of roaches on the walls and within one minute not a one in sight.
    Needless to say that light never went out again at night,I know the roaches were there but they were afaid of the light! There will always be roaches in Washington,but thankfully the light is coming on!
    Thank you for your hand on the chain,along with others

  • Anne Fernandes

    06/12/2019 11:14 AM

    I am praying, first, for the full protection of all of those investigators who are hip and neck deep in uncovering this shameful and dangerous debacle. Secondly, I pray with all my heart, that in this uncovering, those who have, until this point ,been calling themselves Americans will have an utter awakening as in God has His way with them, and they repent. Don't think anyone will repent because that's not how the devil works, but I'm praying for the blinders to fall off anyway.
    John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  • Cindie L Harman

    06/12/2019 11:02 AM

    I am getting sick of being told by Hannity and Sara Carter that the Horwitz report is coming out in a week and then a month and then now 2 months- They sound like the Climate Change wackos saying the earth is blowing up in 10 years - 15 years ago- Better get it out NOW- because "We the People" are getting tired of Hannity and Carter crying wolf!

  • Al Perrotta

    06/12/2019 10:24 AM

    Think it's a coincidence that State Dept. people with Libya in their portfolio were so desperate to keep Trump from winning? Last thing those people wanted was Trump digging into what Hillary and they had done in Libya. Hillary HAD to win.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    06/12/2019 10:23 AM

    why is Hilary Clinton still on the streets? Why is she not behind bars along with all these other people who have lied to the FBI and then got an illegal FISA warrant. Why?

  • Eric Cole

    06/12/2019 10:11 AM

    Hello Gov,
    We are disturbed the past 2.5 years at the way the president has been treated. The MSM is greatly responsible for the divisiveness in the country, assaults and attacks on both conservatives and officials. Even though President Trump is in office and republicans control the senate, a de facto amnesty is taking place. The president agenda is being obstructed. The fake Russia investigation is just that fake so why is it continuing on? We are hopeful those that committed treason in an attempted coup will be brought to full justice. Also we hope the president opposes ALL amnesty to those who broken our laws. Don’t separate families deport them all. We hope the president will get a factual count on the millions of illegals in country and address the nation on this and all the crimes and fleeced taxes it’s costing taxpayers. Finally we hope the president will not allow illegals to vote in next election. Fine those who voted prior. Voter reform needed.

  • Ronald Morrison

    06/12/2019 09:11 AM

    Thanks to Mike we get straight talk. You are a very good American. Stay on their ass.

  • Patricia Seymour

    06/12/2019 08:25 AM

    And the body prays for righteousness and justice! We live in exciting times! My heart rejoices knowing the Lords return in so very close!