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The headlines today are psychotic, because Trump has authorized Barr & DNI discretion to declassify docs embargoed by Mueller's investigation. This unexpected business traverses criminal facts and intelligence "assessments". DLC had argued during the investigation against public disclosures, while also rejecting intelligence briefings, 2017-2018. Constitutional dispute over executive "non-compliance" should be moot, but the fourth estate will stutter until Granny Nancy waves her hand. Fin.

"Trump extends his corruption into the intelligence agencies," writes Washington Post.

"Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with review on Russia probe origins, Reuters confides.

"Trump orders 'immediate' declassification of FISA documents, DOJ-FBI texts," RT declares.  

By releasing a Wikileaks-like dump from US "spy" masters, ironically, DLC's prime suspect has wrested control of "the narrative" of his conspiracy and "obstruction" from them. More significant, declassification obviates officious subpoena service, impeachment preparation, and floor proceedings by majority "leaders". Will they suddenly demand a right to refuse declassification? Or schedule NEW! hearings from witnesses previously deposed in closed sessions?

Do you doubt that bureaucrats tied either to executive or legislative agencies would promote heads of state employed in the fabrication of fed gov political intrigues into www headlines? I do. "Text" that instantiate notable US persons of interest--summarily exonerated by Mueller--must satiate public curiosity. To wit:

pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court, used to justify surveillance of Carter Page, as well as "all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications." ... "all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation" and "all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr."
A short list of supporting actors omitted in Mueller's report, waiting top up. The duplicity of the GOP's opposition party has been as astounding and crude as inept.

archived Where the #%@$!& is Christopher Steele?
HPSCI Minority memorandum
Carter Page is able, if not willing, to attain standing to sue FBI officers for violating his civil rights (4th, 5th, 14th)
WaPo - Alexandra Petri - The paranoid Carter Page transcript

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 09:11:06 PM EST
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Critics worry AG will reveal Russia probe info to help Trump an hour ago
Traditionally, when Congress, for instance, asks for material to be declassified, the request is forwarded to the intelligence agencies where the information originated or resides. Those agencies recommend what part, if any, can be declassified without jeopardizing intelligence sources or spy craft. Then, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence coordinates the feedback from all the agencies and makes a decision.

[DNI] Dan Coats said in a statement Friday that 17 intelligence agencies he represents will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information needed for its review of intelligence activities related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Coats also said he's confident Drug Czar Barrwill work in accordance with "long-established standards  to protect highly-sensitive classified information that, if publicly released, would put our national security at risk."

But while Trump's memorandum instructs Barr to consult with appropriate intelligence agencies "to the extent he deems it practicable" before he releases anything, it doesn't require him to do so. This has alarmed ["intelligence experts"], who have served in high-level U.S. intelligence posts

wait for it.
California Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, vowed to conduct oversight of any effort to selectively reveal and distort classified information or manipulate the declassification system.

"The clear intent of this abuse of power is to override longstanding rules governing classified information to serve the president's political interests, advance his 'deep state' narrative, and target his political rivals," Schiff said.

There's this thing about liars ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 11:25:20 PM EST
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Nadler nearly faints
under the hand of his CONSCIENCE BEATING HIS ASS, as ancient afro-americans were heard to say.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 11:34:11 PM EST
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