As former House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes asked on Laura Ingraham’s FOX News show Thursday night, what do you suppose the reaction would be from Democrats if it were discovered that he (Nunes) had met privately with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS last summer? Keep in mind, Glenn Simpson is central to the “Trump/Russia” investigation; he was paid millions by Hillary Clinton through her law firm to hire Christopher Steele and further the “Trump/Russia” narrative. Can you hear the screams that would be emanating from current Intel Committee chairman Adam Schiff? Can you imagine the crazed look in those eyes, and how it would keep you up at night even more than it already does?

But guess who DID meet with Glenn Simpson last July? Ha, it was Adam Schiff.

As you know, the Steele “dossier,” a highly imaginative, “salacious and unverified” work of fiction, became the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into Trump, including a fraudulent FISA application to spy on associates of his campaign. By the time Schiff met with Glenn Simpson last summer, at a conference in Aspen, the Intelligence Committee had already received testimony from Bruce Ohr –- supported by calendar notations and contemporaneous handwritten notes –- that called into question what Simpson had told them. Importantly, this involved the timeline; Simpson had testified he hadn’t met with Ohr until after Thanksgiving, but Ohr told them it was in August, well before the election and while the FBI was starting its investigation into Trump. (We also know that Ohr briefed numerous FBI and DOJ officials around that time about the highly partisan nature of the dossier.)

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John Solomon, reporting in THE HILL, says that after both men were confronted with photographic evidence of their meeting at the conference, their offices issued statements describing their talk as “brief”…“not substantive”...“social in nature.”

In other words, it was purely coincidental! Completely not pre-planned in any way. Just like the purely coincidental and not pre-planned meeting on the tarmac between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch just days before Hillary was let off the hook for her private email server. They just happened to run into each other. What a small world. Did they, too, talk about their grandchildren?

Solomon dutifully points out that according to law and the House committee’s rules, there is nothing illegal or technically improper about a congressman meeting –- intentionally or not –- with a witness in an investigation. But two years ago, when Nunes had meetings with national security officials at the White House without informing the committee, Schiff went so ballistic that Nunes temporarily recused himself from the Russia probe. Can you say “double standard”?

At the time, Schiff said, “I believe the public cannot have the necessary confidence that matters involving the President’s campaign or transition team can be objectively investigated or overseen by the chairman.” Okay, then, if we’re going to apply the same standard now (but of course, we’re not), these matters can’t be overseen by Schiff, either.

Schiff should recuse himself immediately.

I like what Mike Conaway, the Texas Republican who headed the Russia investigation while Nunes was recused, said about this: “I don’t know if they’re under any obligation to disclose it, but certainly if we were conspiracy theorists the way that my Democrat colleagues appear to be, we could weave an awful tale into that and weave all kinds of nonsense about it.”

Conaway also touched on just how central Simpson is to this story: He owned the company that Hillary paid for the Steele dossier. He hired Steele. He met with Ohr at the Justice Department. He (along with Steele) pitched the “dossier” story to reporters. He even met with Russian lobbyist Natalia Veselnitskaya before and after that Trump Tower meeting with Don Trump, Jr. (We could easily “weave an awful tale” and call that meeting a set-up.) And then he was photographed with Schiff in Aspen.

Of course, the House Intelligence Committee will do everything possible to block anyone looking into Adam Schiff’s meeting with Glenn Simpson. Because the committee is chaired by...Adam Schiff.

Yes, there’s still more news on the “Trump/Russia” probe, and it’s quite important. You know how, when a prosecutor is making his case against a defendant, he tries to construct a “pattern” of behavior, to show the jury the accused is capable of breaking the law? Well, observers of Robert Mueller have done the same with his behavior, and the pattern is unmistakable.

Over and over, going back years, the FBI, under his leadership, cheated on surveillance warrants.

We didn’t know this until now because of the secrecy of the FISA court, but Mueller himself was called before the court to address the many, many instances of this. We learn from the testimony before House investigators last year of Trisha Anderson, formerly the principal deputy general counsel for the FBI, that agents applying for FISA warrants in sensitive counterintelligence and counterterrorism cases omitted material facts, just as they did more recently in the application to spy on Carter Page. This kind of underhandedness is nothing new.

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“It preceded my time with the FBI,” Anderson testified, “but as I understood it, there was a pattern of some incidents of omission that were of concern to the FISA court that resulted in former Director Mueller actually appearing before the FISA court.”

As John Solomon points out, this is a serious matter, because the FISA court is the one court in America where the accused gets no representation or the chance to defend himself. (I would add that since it is secret, the accused doesn’t even know this is going on!) So the FBI is obligated to disclose evidence of both guilt and innocence.

This problelm goes back a long way; the concern arose in 2002-2003 following the 9/11 attacks and dealt with cases that dated from the late ‘90s. So the culture of corruption appears to have already been in place, pre-dating Mueller as director. At that time, Mueller assured the court that they had put in place some rules called the Woods Procedures to VERIFY MATERIAL included in the warrant applications and make sure nothing exculpatory was left out.

However, we know now that the Woods Procedures weren’t followed for the warrant to spy on Carter Page (or for the three subsequent renewals). The material was not verified, and significant information was left out, notably the origin of the Steele dossier “evidence,” which we’ve learned from Bruce Ohr’s testimony was known by the FBI and DOJ to be Hillary’s campaign opposition research, created by a fervent opponent of Trump who was apparently “colluding” with Russians himself.

Judging from some of the people he hired for his special counsel team, Mueller didn’t get the message when he was brought before the FISA court almost two decades ago as a new FBI director. Maybe for a time he had his agents go more “by the book” –- we don’t know –- but it’s obvious that more recently, when top FBI officials, his close friends, worried that Trump might be elected President, the rules went out the window. And now it’s impossible to trust Mueller, Weissmann (another notorious rule breaker) and the rest of them.



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  • Marshall Suttles

    02/08/2019 01:52 PM

    As a child, I played in the swamps of south Ga. Cyprus trees with their knees protruding from the water, let us know that the waters weren't very deep. The "swamp" in our government should be referred to as the "bottomless pit"!

    I stand amazed at what's going on in our wonderful country with "shifty Schiff", OAC, Nancy P., Schumer, The whole list of presidential wannabees of the left and the blatant hypocrisy all the way to the state levels.
    Our only hope is that God will find enough righteous to spare us, as played out in the Old Testament account of Sodom and Gomorrah. Our swamp draining Commander and Chief sure has his work cut out for him! I , for one, will continue to pray for him and that God will have mercy on our America!

  • Anne Turner

    02/08/2019 01:49 PM

    The problem is it won’t matter because few people we ever hear the facts on Mueller. This information will never surface in the major papers, or on shows except maybe FOX. It will be dismissed as all the things about Dems are dismissed. I am sure that the Mueller report will make Trump look bad even if he must obsolve him of collusion. Can you imagine what will come of any release of the tax records. Every nuance will be parsed. Millions will be spent on investigation staff. Meanwhile Congress will just not have enough time to do the real work for which they were elected.
    So many do not even hear of the details. . I was talking with a man who proudly
    said he was a Libersl and hated Trump. I asked how he could support HRC with all the implications of criminal behavior. He said he never heard any of that. This is a sentient human being with the usual electronic resources. How can anyone not know?

    Even Nancy is finding controlling Cortez a bit trying. Can no one see how incredibly ignorant she is? Very few see it unfortunately.

  • Douglas Morgan

    02/08/2019 01:32 PM

    Governor, I really appreciate your report each day. This one like all the others present in depth research and trusted information that we do not get easily from the mainstream media. However, given the double standards for investigation and prosecution between democrats and Trump supporters, I read your articles, believe them to be the truth, but become extremely frustrated that nothing can be done about it.

    Adam Schiff will continue to be the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, lies will continue to be perpetrated and presented, Mueller will continue his charade and Republicans as usual, will continue to wring their hands and do nothing.

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    02/08/2019 01:11 PM

    I watched the house committee mugging of acting AG Whitake today. If they were not physwically wearing their Vagina hats, Representative Jackson from Texas, and almost all the other democ-rat "ladies" were figuratively wearing them, and the "male" members of the democ-rat mob were figuratively wearing the male counterpart of the vagina hats.

    If we want to be spared the ordel of watching these buffoons posing on TV for the next five or six years, we need to start now to find candidates who are in Wshington to represent their constituents, not the Clinton Cartel

  • Roberta Marye

    02/08/2019 01:05 PM

    This is getting curiouser and curiouser all the time. At your recommendation i did read "Licensed to Lie". What's happening now is yet another layer of corruption and deceit. No wonder they all hate President Trump so much! They're scared to death that all this is going to hit the fan, and I hope and pray it does. The next victim (excuse me, target) of their outrage could be any one of us. It truly sickens me but does not surprise me. How can anyone be so foolish to believe that people are basically good? We know differently. It has deep roots all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Goodness must be learned and practiced, and even the best are at risk of falling. Satan never sleeps!

  • rodney Burke

    02/08/2019 12:54 PM

    As Daffy Duck would say "You're despicable!" and that sums up both Mueller and Schiff. Both need to be in GITMO and not in DC. I think the nation would be much better off.

  • Marlene Helfrick

    02/08/2019 12:53 PM

    I have a question that might be uncomfortable for congress. I believe it is our constitution or Bill of rights. It is written that congress will make no laws for the citizenery that does not apply equally to congress. Congress has exempted themselves repeatedly and illegally from laws they have passed. I believe they should be reminded of this and held accountable.

  • Sam Edge

    02/08/2019 12:50 PM

    I believe that Senator Schiff should resign as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee based on this meeting and the bias actions since the meeting.

  • Howard A Milor Jr

    02/08/2019 12:35 PM

    Sir: what baffles me? (A layman) is how and why this trash continues? It appears to me it has lead to a situation of of unqualified and actually unhinged elected people. I will not grace them with the title of officials who are obviously representatives of the social communist! Why do we not as a nation stop this infiltration of our educational system. We have a ( it appears) massive movement to kill the American spirit and it is being allowed to happen. People are having this idiocy shoved down their throats with what appears to be no honesty ( at least openly) ? The thing that turns people like myself off is every survey ends with donate right away like we are made of money in my mind it fuels the image that socialism holds the answer. I would greatly appreciate something from you that can put my mind at least partially at rest. It appears that God has left us to swing?

  • anthony cuccia jr

    02/08/2019 12:31 PM

    justice ? Roberts , following the liberal line again, We need Ginsberg's useless space to be filled with a Real American Like Judge Jeanie.