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DOJ Complying with House Subpoena on “FoundationGate” and “SpyGate” Slowly…on Purpose

There is no question that this team at the FBI — Comey and Strzok and McCabe — were doing everything they can to shield and protect Hillary and to get her elected and to damage Donald Trump to prevent him from getting elected. And after he did, to destroy his transition and then his presidency. We don’t need investigations! All we need is the daily news. But nothing can be done without the official investigation, you see? Which slows things down and people lose their passion — and that’s by design. – Rush Limbaugh 6/20/18

FoxNews.com reports that

The Justice Department this week gave House Republicans some of the documents they seek related to the Russia election-meddling investigation and Hillary Clinton email probe — after lawmakers threatened to hold officials in contempt for stonewalling.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said on “Fox News Sunday” that House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had warned that “there’s going to be action on the floor of the House this week if FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request.”

The House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee had requested more than a million documents from the FBI and DOJ related to the Clinton investigation and surveillance of members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential campaign. While some documents had been produced, the committees have been pushing the DOJ for months to fully comply with the subpoenas.

But a spokesperson for Ryan told The Associated Press on Saturday that the department had partially complied with the subpoenas and had turned over more than a thousand new documents.

“Our efforts have resulted in the committees finally getting access to information that was sought months ago, but some important requests remain to be completed,” the spokesperson, AshLee Strong, said in a statement Saturday. 

“Additional time has been requested for the outstanding items, and based on our understanding of the process we believe that request is reasonable. We expect the department to meet its full obligations to the two committees.”

However, House Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows, R-S.C., pushed back, saying that the documents handed over relating to the subpoena by the Judiciary Committee are just a fragment of what was subpoenaed. He told Fox News that the additional 1,400 documents produced this week related to just one section of the subpoena: FBI and DOJ officials’ requests to review surveillance records of the Trump campaign or Trump administration.

“This represents less than three percent of the potential universe of documents for that section,” Meadows, who sits on the House Oversight Committee, said. He said another section is only 67 percent complete, while no documents have been produced for another section related to surveillance of the Clinton Foundation

“Based on the current production rate, it would take them 1 1/2 years to comply,” he added.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who has been a central figure in requesting the documents, was provided a classified letter about whether the FBI used “confidential human sources” before it started its investigation in Russia ties to the Trump campaign.

Republicans have targeted the circumstances as to how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant was obtained to monitor Trump aide Carter Page and the possible use of an informant who spoke to members of Trump’s campaign. 

AP reported that the DOJ is also working to provide documents related to former British spy Christopher Steele, who was behind the lurid and unverified anti-Trump dossier, which Republicans say was used to obtain the FISA warrant.

The amount of information which the Department of Justice is trying to keep from the House Republicans is mind-blowing to think about. Just the information gathered about the Clinton Foundation and their Pay-For-Play Scandal will keep investigators busy for years, considering the number of countries who may have paid tribute to Former Secretary of State Clinton and “Bubba” in order to receive preferential treatment from the Queen of Mean in her Powerful Position within the Obama Administrations.

And, then there is the matter of the FISA Warrant and the Steele Dossier, both of which undoubtably will put both the DOJ and FBI Hierarchy at the time  between a rock and a hard place trying to explain their less-than-ethical behavior as concerns their spying on the Trump Campaign in an effort to keep him from becoming president.

Now, don’t get me wrong. the rank and file of the FBI is composed of many stellar, heroic agents, who love this country and work sacrificially every day, serving with honor.

The hierarchy, composed mainly of Professional Bureaucrats, is another matter.

Being political appointees holding political opinions, while carrying political obligations to a certain political party, never bodes well in a position of legal authority.

Add into that mix an extra-marital affair between these bureaucrats and, to paraphrase, “the affairs of mice and men (and agents) will indeed go awry”.

The Professional Bureaucrats in the DOJ and the FBI know that further investigation into the FISA Memo and the Steele Dossier will blow their clandestine operation against the candidacy and the presidency of Donald J. Trump wide open and put an end to the sham of an investigation into Trump’s “Russian Collusion” that never happened.

And, they simply cannot afford to have that happen.

That is why they have been dragging their feet in complying to the subpoena for the House.

Since the kinky days of J. Edgar Hoover, the hierarchy of the FBI have run clandestine investigations of public figures, both political and cultural leaders.

J. Edgar did it to hold onto his office and to have political leverage against his enemies, as he had skeletons in his own closet…and dresses, too.

But, I digress.

In this case however, the Hierarchy of both the Department of Justice and the FBI did it to circumvent the will of the American People and to install Hillary Clinton as the 45th President, thus protecting the status quo in the Halls of Power in Washington, DC.

And, despite all of their unfathomable behavior and the cover of a sitting president, they failed.

The Washington Bureaucratic Elite were beaten on November 8, 2016 were defeated by the very people whom they had daily been looking down their noses with contempt during the Obama Administration: average Americans…those of us who voted for “Citizen Statesman” Donald J. Trump.

And, I are sure, is what galls them the most.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 
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Do you ever feel helpless about what's going on? Do you turn the sound down when a member of "The Resistance" speaks? Do you talk back to the television? I understand fully. My blog contains the views of a 61 year old Christian American Conservative. I was raised by members of The Greatest Generation. My father landed at Normandy. I love this country. By the way, how did that Hopey-Changey Thing work out for ya?

I have been writing daily since April of 2010. I enjoy researching and sharing my thoughts with you. It is a privilege and it beats the heck out of punching a hole in the wall.

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