January 19, 2018

In a stunning confluence of events, on the very day the Senate approved the “Section 702” provision that allows the FISA court to expand its authority to spy (apparently on Americans), we now have evidence that puts us very close to concluding that during the Obama administration, in a flagrant abuse of power, the unverified, Hillary-financed “Trump/Russia dossier” was indeed used by the FBI to get a warrant to listen in on Carter Page and, by extension, the Trump campaign. In other words, when Trump said his campaign had been “wiretapped,” he wasn’t just being paranoid, because you’re not paranoid if it’s really happening.

After Dianne Feinstein took it upon herself to release a transcript of Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the House Intelligence Committee decided to go ahead and release his testimony before them, too, and voted unanimously to release all 165 pages. According to Simpson, Fusion GPS was being paid $50,000 a month, plus expenses, to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. He said he wasn’t the one who passed the Christopher Steele dossier to Buzzfeed and in fact had been very concerned about putting “raw information” out there. He asserted that Putin went on a “witch hunt” to track down U.S. intelligence sources and said he even believed people were killed, in “a bit of an old-fashioned purge.”

When asked if the information in the dossier was true, he replied, “I didn’t say that. What I said was it was credible at the time it came in.” So, Fusion GPS couldn’t say it was true, but they passed it to government officials, anyway.

Speaking of that, remember Bruce Ohr, the now-demoted Justice Department official who, amazingly, happens to be married to an employee of Fusion GPS? Simpson testified that Ohr asked him to give “some” of the Fusion GPS information to the Justice Department. That testimony may explain a lot, because this would have put the DOJ in the perfect position to use that information --- paid for, you’ll recall, by the DNC and the Clinton campaign –- to get FISA warrants to eavesdrop on Trump's campaign headquarters. If that’s what happened, it’s like the Watergate break-in, only with modern surveillance technology and fueled by the power of entrenched government bureaucracy.

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As deep as all this is getting, it barely scratches the surface. Very specific classified information just reviewed by Republican members of Congress has convinced them that the fix definitely was in when it came to the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton. Now it’s a matter of making all of it public as soon as possible. To do this, the committee can ask Speaker Paul Ryan for a vote, making the case that the release of this information, even though it’s classified, is of vital importance to the public. Naturally, Democrats would vote against doing this (Not surprisingly, Dems on the committee already have, though they haven’t even looked at it!), but Republicans have majority vote, both in committee and on the floor.

Now that “702” has been reauthorized, Sen. Rand Paul says he hopes to convince President Trump to veto it. Trump has called for changes but says he supports the FISA law overall. Today’s revelations have given the senator some high-caliber ammunition that just might convince Trump to wield his veto pen, especially since FISA was misused to attack him personally. It appears to have been used to try to keep him from getting elected, and then, when that didn’t happen, to spark the Mueller investigation and find some way to take him down.


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  • George H. Fekas

    01/22/2018 11:09 PM

    The Mueller investigation should be shut down ASAP and demand the resignation of all key FBI members associated with
    the investigation." Wake up Jeff Session and do your job or else you should also resign."

  • Stephen Russell

    01/22/2018 08:44 PM

    End this Game, file prosecution orders to all agents, strip FBI etc of Mgmt, subopena ALL & allies.
    No exceptions. Set up Bounty should Clintons flee US.
    End this Game & Chap 13 DNC & allies alone, shutter K St offices too.

  • vincent accardi

    01/22/2018 06:55 PM

    Funny how McCain gave the dossier to the FBI. Any bets that he had a hand in this somehow ? The last person McCain wanted as POTUS was Trump. And McCain is a first class Rino who is more left than right. It's time to put these Rino's out to pasture.

  • Dennis Killeen

    01/22/2018 04:53 PM

    I strongly urge President Trump not to pass the FISA act as it currently is worded. A warrant must be issued if a citizen is involved in the surveillance. This is not a hardship on law enforcement, and if so, so be it. We do not need a government agency overstepping the 4th amendment.

  • Richard Kurkowski

    01/22/2018 03:39 PM

    Alphabet Soup Reminds me about a long time ago in grade school when the teacher read to us. Ali-bama and the forty thieves.

  • Waylon Bush

    01/22/2018 02:26 PM

    All true, but NOTHING (punishment) will ever happen to those who received raw information and decided what they chose to be "credible", spun it, and then sold it to "certain" clients. Nor will anything happen to those who authorized and paid for such tabloid crap; nor those who knowingly spread such venom.

  • Charles M

    01/22/2018 02:15 PM

    Believe the last public hangings were conducted in the 1930s in KY - hanged a woman murderer before a large crowd of onlookers in the town square. This should be done again - hang the guilty at public gallows and televise the twitching and kicking. Call me a lunatic, but I say such a display will keep crimes of treason at a minimum for decades to come - won't end it, but will give a lot of potential traitors second thoughts. The time is NOW!!

  • Joe Wilkerson

    01/22/2018 01:04 PM

    Wow, what great op-eds! Everyone of them is great. I am so glad doctors are no longer required to go against their beliefs and that Apple is coming back to the U.S. The quote you alluded to by Pres. Reagan really applies here. As I've said before, "there is no longer a Democratic Party, only Progressives" whose job is to return America to the lies of big gov't. While I don't often do this, an article by the BreakingIsraelNews site for 1-21-2018 by Daniel Greenfield explains much about the Oprah for president movement concerning her and our past president should be read by all interested in this situation. It gives great insight into this as it relates to false religions and the schemes surrounding them.

  • Sue Collins

    01/22/2018 10:11 AM

    They need to be released and these people need to go to jail!

  • Kevin

    01/22/2018 09:57 AM

    Hello Governor!
    Can you educate us on the criminal offenses that can brought against Hussein, Lynch and Comey who are clearly responsible and had to know about the FBI abuses. Can Sen McStain be arrested for distributed the Clinton/DNC dirty dossier?

  • Sid McClelland

    01/22/2018 09:10 AM

    Great work, governor. Concise and to the point. Thanks

  • Bill DeMorrow

    01/22/2018 08:38 AM

    Your perspective is always informative and appreciated. I especially like your wry humour.

  • Joseph Trokey

    01/22/2018 07:03 AM

    Al Capone and all of Chicago during that time had nothing on what is going on in Washington, D.C. right now. The word corrupt isn't even a good definition. It's sad really, to think how people have used this great land and it's freedoms to further their little existence.


    01/19/2018 04:56 PM

    We can only pray that God will allow Truth to be revealed and HIS justice will prevail in our Country.

  • Larry Sparks

    01/19/2018 12:35 PM

    Why are people involved in this conflict of interest and illegal activity going to jail?. It is not enough to have committee hearings on illegal activities by Hilary Clinton and FBI personnel. FBI personnel, James Comey, Peter Styok, Andrew Mcade and more need to be indicted for criminal activity from revealing classified material to breaking surveillance and espionage laws.

  • Alfred Grosfield

    01/19/2018 10:07 AM

    You omitted one of the worst and that is the EPA, they need to be deleted now.

  • Susan Dyar

    01/19/2018 08:43 AM

    Thanks for your article. We’ve known the corruption was bad because the last administration never released documents to Congress in their investigations, i.e. Benghazi. Sara Carter and John Solomon have done an exceptional job ferreting this out. Of course, Trey Gowdy is where he needs to be because he has asked the right questions and kept pursuing the documents and witnesses. He is a brilliant prosecutor. He gave an interview to Bret Baier late last year which was very telling on Comey so you knew it was a matter of time before the House of Cards fell.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    01/19/2018 07:51 AM

    Why aren't these people, namely HITLERY, going to jail? Because of HER, we the people have spent millions of unnecessary monies and time to sort thru this...take the bucks out of her "foundation" as that was garnered by illegal granting of contracts for donations...