When I said the information on Bruce Ohr’s testimony was coming out in dribs and drabs, I was not kidding.  I had no sooner finished writing one update when we got another drib.  A very major drib.

Recall that Ohr testified that there were people at the FBI who knew about his wife’s work for Glenn Simpson at opposition research company Fusion GPS, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, and his back channel communication with British ex-spy, imaginative “dossier” writer and would-be Trump nemesis Christopher Steele –- both before and after Steele was officially considered an acceptable source –- and that behind closed doors he “named names.”  Now we’re learning the names.


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Yes, these are mostly FBI names, but it should surprise no one that Robert Mueller’s pit bull and lead attorney in the effort to “get Trump,” the notorious Andrew Weissmann, known for withholding exculpatory evidence in other cases, is also on that list.  In other words, when Steele and Ohr were making notes about “S.C.,” they WERE referring to “special counsel” (not, as I had joked, “shifty Congressman” Adam Schiff, although I wouldn’t be surprised if he were in the loop as well).  Thanks to Ohr, Weissmann knew that Steele’s flights of fantasy were being used to justify the investigation into Trump, and apparently that was just fine with him.  In other words, the lead investigator on Mueller’s legal team is complicit in a fraud.  Weissmann knew what was going on with Steele even before joining the special counsel team; ironically, when he was first put in the loop, he was chief of the DOJ’s criminal fraud division.


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So, let’s see what was going on at the FBI.  We’ve learned that then-deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was being briefed by Ohr about what was going on with Steele’s dirt-digging.  Another name:  Lisa Page, McCabe’s legal assistant at the time, who had referred to “Andy’s office” in her text about the “insurance policy.”  She was also office girlfriend to FBI head of counterintelligence Peter Strzok, who was conveniently in charge of both the Hillary “investigation” and the Trump/Russia probe.  See how incestuous this all is?  By the time you read this, President Trump will have no doubt indulged himself by raging in a well-justified tweetstorm.

Ohr had failed to disclose to the Justice Department the money his wife Nellie was making from her work at Fusion GPS, and he can be prosecuted for not filling out those official forms correctly.  (Catherine Herridge does report that someone at the DOJ was aware but does not provide the identify.)  According to FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett –- who is surely already writing a blockbuster sequel to his new bestselling book THE RUSSIA HOAX –- Ohr could be charged with several crimes:  honest services fraud, federal gratuity, federal bribery and making a false statement.  The Justice Department was not informed of his wife’s work, according to Ohr’s testimony, but numerous people at the FBI knew all about it.  Nellie Ohr had been hired specifically to work on the anti-Trump material.

Now we understand why the FBI has been refusing to turn over documents to congressional investigators for soooooooooo long.  This is damning.

According to Herridge, the committees are still trying to nail down Ohr’s activities in spreading the dossier, which was really just a piece of slanderous, unverified “oppo research,” certainly not anything that would ever stand up court (and the FBI knew it ), but that was used to dupe a court into granting a warrant to spy on Carter Page, a Trump campaign associate.  To get the warrant, they actually accused him of being a Russian agent.  No charges have since been filed against Carter Page.

Remember the memo released by Devin Nunes earlier this year?  Nunes was savaged for many of the details included in that memo, including the part about the FBI interviewing Ohr and determining that Steele and Ohr had been maintaining contact, and that Steele was determined to keep Trump out of the White House.  This new testimony is a vindication.

According to Herridge, there are handwritten notes by Ohr from two weeks after the election that list Strzok, Page and another FBI agent –- perhaps the attendees of a meeting –- and say, “No prosecution yet.  Push case ahead on M.  May go back to Chris.”  “M” appears to be a reference to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, while “Chris” is likely Christopher Steele, whose services were terminated (at least officially) by the FBI that same month for lying and leaking to the media.



Herridge also mentions that Weissman met as early as April of 2017 with reporters to talk about Manafort.  A lot was brewing around that time; in May, the President fired FBI Director James Comey, Comey deliberately relayed to the media his personal notes offering “impressions” of conversations he’d had with the President (this was actually a leak of FBI material), and his friend Mueller was appointed to head the special counsel to investigate Trump.

House Democrats don’t care about any of this, and after Ohr’s testimony on Tuesday they supplied reporters with a “fact check” defending him as a career civil servant, conveniently glossing over the stunning details.  They maintain that his outreach to Steele was not prohibited or unlawful.  Read this, and you’ll know just what is going to happen to this investigation if the Democrats get back in charge.  They’ll clamp the lid back down on it so fast, all we’ll see is a blur.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08LEAVE M/30/dojs-bruce-ohr-kept-mueller-deputy-in-loop-about-anti-trump-dossier-sources-say.html

Of course, if Ohr and his wife had been pro-Trump, sworn to do whatever it took to get him INTO office, their activities would be roundly condemned by the Democrats and they’d be facing serious charges that could lead to years in prison.  Hey, they could get Andrew Weissmann to prosecute, so any evidence tending to exonerate them would be buried.  We all know that’s the way it would go.

It’s hard not to be a cynic these days.  For a hefty (but entertaining) dose of cynicism, check out Kurt Schlichter’s new column/rant, “The Rule Of Law Is A Sick Joke.”  He echoes the view of many of my readers who don’t expect anything to happen to Hillary or to any of the people who have abused their power.  No, I don’t think we’ll get an old-style Hollywood ending, with the good guys triumphing and the bad guys getting what they deserve.  But at least we’re exposing the injustice, and that’s a necessary first step.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/08/30/the-rule-of-law-is-a-sick-joke-n2514048

 

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  • Reverend Jimmy Dunahoo

    09/18/2018 03:03 PM

    I don't understand why the Obama crowd hasn't been placed under indictment for treason, Malfeasance, Fraud and a litany of other appropriate charges like I would if I had done any of the crimes they have perpetrated. Equal justice under law? I don't think so! The DOJ, CIA, FBI, IRS. etc have lost all credibility along with Congress. Unless someone gets their overpaid corrupt butts removed from office very soon, our country is going to be completely destroyed!
    It is starting to look like a Greek tragedy.

  • Peter Sowatskey

    09/04/2018 04:04 PM

    Hi, That is a long-winded series of events. First, did it grow, or was there a master plan? I go with the plan idea. So, who is hiding in the shadows still pulling on the reins? The multi-national money men are a good start. Can we bring them to justice? No, too hidden, follow the money.
    Resolution: Establish a task force, intl goods IT Tech movement, prevent them all. Staff the task force with the upper 20% of the FBI and Justice Dept, all loyal capable people, site location, Southern West Virginia, heavily under cover.
    As you see, this plan solves all sorts of problems. Add to it as you see fit.
    Peter [email protected] @petetalking

  • James Larsen

    09/04/2018 12:01 PM

    We have been watching this mess unfold for years now. I am very disheartened but I know how the story ends as do you. It was revealed to John in Revelation. Thank you, Jesus. Our battles are not with men or principalities but with the forces we can not see. I have to remind myself of this occasionally. Sincerely, Ed

  • Karen A Armstrong

    09/04/2018 11:51 AM

    What I find ironic is the difference in Justice from individual to individual. They made a complete and utter disgrace of Martha Stewart, she lied on her income tax so lets crucify her. And they did that, handcuffs, shackel's, orange jump suit, all of it. To make a mockery of her. Now we have Hillary Clinton who has done everything including most likely the murder of innocent agents in Benghazi as well as China among her many other crimes and Jeff Sessions has sit on his hands for 2 years waiting on what? I don't get our country any longer. I am as red, white, and blue as they come. The flag and our anthem still chokes me up to this day, maybe I am from that generation who took pride over its country, and that is now gone. We have a dark Congress, a Congress that no longer takes care of its people, a Congress who only worries about how much money it can line its pockets with. I am so disappointed in what we have left this inheritance for our grandchildren. When a congressman come in there with a certain amount of money in their account, and a few years later is a multi-millionaire, why is that not investigated? What is the ethics commitees purpose if not that? Does the IRS not question how this person is suddenly rich? I know most Americans are asking these questions, just wanted you to know what we talk about around our lunch tables now. It use to be what we were doing this weekend, or which movie we were going to see. No longer, that America has died. Sincerely, Kare

  • Debbie McNelly Goins

    09/03/2018 11:50 PM

    The deep state corruption is so firmly entrenched that it makes me sick. With the MSM covering their backsides, they just get away with it! I’d never see the light of day again if I’d done a tiny bit of what these CRIMINALS have done & are doing! We had better come out in full force for every election. More than that, we need to pray. Fast and pray. Our freedom depends upon it!

  • Janet elliott

    09/03/2018 06:33 PM

    Sounds like if Ohr(??) is going down he won't go alone. If he has to go to prison he is taking his comrades in arms with him.

  • Sandy Jensen

    09/03/2018 05:09 PM

    Great read. I think most of us American conservatives expect justice and expect some of these corrupt people to go to jail! Including Hillary and Obama. What a disgrace to the FBI.

  • Lynn Benson

    09/03/2018 01:54 AM

    I feel very frustrated because it seems these deep state "criminals" will never face any charges. They will be set free, just as Hillary has been free for several years now, and I see no sign of her ever facing charges. I tune in CNN once in awhile to see what they are saying, and they never talk about the "deep state" and the things the conservative side says they are doing. I don't believe CNN, but our side is not getting near enough coverage, and I feel this is never going to "play out". I'm 83, and I would like to see them brought to trial on some of the things they have done and are still trying to do to get away with it all. Any encouragement for me?

  • DiAne N. Gates

    09/02/2018 04:17 PM

    I may not live to see the condemnation, judgment, and sentencing against this gang Obama brought in his Trojan Horse, but God knows each and everyone of them, and there will be ultimate justice when they stand before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. There will be no defense attorney for them. God doesn't need one--He knows the truth. And I pray millions of Americans are praying with me that God would continue shining the light of His truth on these deceptive and disgusting traitors of our nation, and if they aren't held accountable in the here and now...they will be judged in the light of God's truth for all eternity.

  • Michael R Wimberly

    09/02/2018 03:47 PM

    President Eisenhower warned the American People of the Military Industrial Complex! In today's language, he was warning us of the "Deep State" Control of our Nation's Government. This Deep State threat was in its infant stage in 1960. Today it has matured to encompass even aspects of our FBI DOJ NSA CIA IRS and possibly other less well known Federal Agencies. But, even more, concerning there is evidence it has infiltrated our Federal Court Systems as evidence by our FISA Court...Why is this a threat? These Deep State Creeps are not elected they are either appointed for life in the case of Judges and employees are very hard to fire. The stinger in this mix? Pres Obama through Political influence has wedged an alliance with the Deep State - It was continued by Hillary and we can see the tailings of cooperation that have forged events exposed by Pres Trump and Judicial Watch. With 300 Newspapers in an alliance with the Deep State and the Democrats, it will be very difficult to convince Americans of this threat that will deep-six our Constitution in favor of a political ménage à trois among Democrats our Judiciary and Government Agencies. I am afraid our News Agencies are clueless about the political imperil to our way of life.

    Unless we the people are able to break this unholy alliance now and restore our Democratic Republic we will see a one-party Nation of liberal idiocy!

  • Nita Hogg

    09/02/2018 02:28 PM

    Mike, love your comments. You are still doing a great job. I want to say how proud of your daughter I am. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a chip off the ole Huckabee block. She is doing a great job. I would like to meet her, but not able to be out any longer. Since we talked, I have undergone chemo for cancer. It is now in remission, but I have to have xrays and bloodwork every few weeks to see whether it is still in remission. Then, some recent falls left me with fractures of hip, ribs and back.. So you see, I am kicking but not high...Unable to ever go outside without help. Have to have a caregiver come in to help me with help of all kinds and take me to doctors. My son, David, with whom I live, is an attorney here and Sally, my daughter, teaches English at Wallace Community College. You may remember my husband, Ken. He died with cancer in 1984. BTW: a son of my niece is project manager for President Donald Trump at TRUMP TURNBURY in Scotland. Andrew Billick and his wife flew over there with Trump's daughter and son years ago, to see if he wanted to take on that project. He did and has been there ever since...Trump took him under his wing when he met him as a young lad whose father was dying with cancer. So, we love President Trump....and we love you, too. Nita Hogg, Dothan AL...I wish I was able to support you with love gifts, but you can imagine what my medical and caregiver bills amount to. But we do love and appreciate you... Nita Hogg.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    09/02/2018 12:44 PM

    Why is Hilary Clinton not behind bars. She did more to adversely affect the election than the Russians.....

  • marvin turnage

    09/02/2018 10:57 AM

    i could not get mike on my t,v, last nite has he gone off the air are what happeni sure miss him

  • Lawrence Edwards

    09/02/2018 10:37 AM

    Thank you Governor Huckabee for continuing to be a guiding and informative light for those of us who care about the future of our country and want to see actual work being done to save it. WHEN AND BY WHOM WILL THE EFFORT BEGIN FOR ACTUAL LEGAL CHARGES AND PROSECUTION OF ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE ANTI TRUMP ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, TO INCLUDE THE CLINTONS AND OBAMA AND ALL THE PARTICIPANTS IN THIS DISGRACEFUL TO DESTROY HIM ? Please intensify the fight for the Right.

    God bless you and your fine Daughter.

  • Robert McCabe

    09/02/2018 09:06 AM

    I am of course disappointed that you have not responded to my previous emails. So be it. I have an important idea for Sara. I grew up in the newspaper business. Is there an email address to which I could send it? Robert McCabe

  • John Donnelly

    09/02/2018 05:58 AM

    Mike
    Great post , as usual . When confronted with evil attacks like this and there seems to be no way to get some sort of fairness in this whole affair .I've decided to just get on my knees and pray for it . There's only so much the folks can do whilst the main protagonists are out there warring. My prayer is simple -
    "Lord Jesus Christ in your mighty power we implore you that the evil hoax and falsehood put upon Mr Trump ,the American President would be clearly exposed for what it is - a frame up- and that those who concocted perpetrated and continue to commit such calumny , slander and defamation would be stopped and then brought to pay for all of their evil acts as YOU see fit. We pray you greatly strengthen and give perfect wisdom to the President and those around him who fight for the truth . We leave this in your hands Lord , by the power of the Holy Spirit to the Glory of God the Father .
    Amen

  • James O'Sullivan

    09/02/2018 05:30 AM

    President Trump needs to do what's right and appoint someone to open their own investigation into all these new developments and press charges where laws have been broken. Start being President and use your power to uphold the law...IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO! CHEERS MATE!!! PIP, PIP, CHERRIO AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF!

  • Dawn Rose-McCahey

    09/02/2018 02:42 AM

    WOW! I AM NOT SURPRISED AT ALL. ALL THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS, AND PRISON IS THE PLACE FOR ALL OF THEM.

  • Randy Mc Grath

    09/02/2018 12:38 AM

    Thank you Mr.Huckabee for your work. It seems there isn't much honesty anymore.P.S. You have the best daughter in the world!

  • Rose Howell

    09/02/2018 12:29 AM

    I think that Trump plans to see both Barry and Hil in prison. Along with many others. As they should be.

  • Claude Latham

    09/01/2018 11:49 PM

    The first step was already taken by the Demonic Party, which used to be The Democratic Party, now it is time we the people take the second step we now must demand that JUSTICE be served. First Sessions has to go then one honest person must be found to take his place, then let the games begin!!! It can be done folks but we must demand that it be done, or we have given our Republic over to the World gift wrapped with all the trimmings!!!

  • Judith Aiello

    09/01/2018 11:35 PM

    I am SO disgusted that so much time has gone by without anything being done about Hillary & her ilk! When will justice be done. It is SO unfair that the Dems get away with what they do! LOCK HER UP!!!

  • April Allison-Garlow

    09/01/2018 11:00 PM

    What is truly frightening, is that these corrupt methods and means of attack against Trump,--seemed to be business as usual for those working at the FBI ,the DOJ and the FISA judges. How many people have been set up, and punitively punished, by the criminal actions of our top law officials? I feel like I woke up in 1950's Russia. They've ruined the agencies they worked for, subverted the laws they were sworn to uphold, and destroyed the peoples trust in law enforcement for generations. Prison isn't harsh enough punishment for the damage they have done. Total housecleaning and restructuring of the FBI and DOJ has to be done soon, lots of pink slips, or there is no future for our country!These people didn't work in a vacuum--secretaries, aides, lackees all need to brought in to testify.

  • Steven Ballew

    09/01/2018 10:47 PM

    Hello Gov. I also voted for you in 08.
    Why is it so that we may have to be satisfied with all this corruption being exposed, and not any or all participants prosecuted ? I firmly believe that prosecution is the only way to suppress the continuation of the corrupted Dem/socialists. Who will pursue this ?

  • Reissa Reedy

    09/01/2018 10:09 PM

    Are there any situations that are being addressed appropriately by the AG? What would changing now accomplish?