Rats, meet ship

Shake hands, then come out sinking.

And let the bodies hit the floor.

Isn’t it odd how, when faced with their own mortality or perhaps something even more devious, various DSRs (Deep State Rats) and HRRs (High Ranking Rats) are leaving what they perceive to be the foundering ship/building they used to inhabit?

Please allow me to present a few cases in point. Because, after all, each one of these individuals and many more can hear what is termed “footsteps.”

First to fall: Andew McCabe, from CNN.com:

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down abruptly

by Mary Kay Mallonnee, Laura Jarrett, Shimon Prokupecz and Dan Merica, 1-30-2018

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has told FBI staff he is stepping down effective Monday — a move that surprised even those expecting his March retirement, sources tell CNN.

McCabe was a central target of President Donald Trump’s ire toward the FBI over its involvement in the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

He was eligible to retire in March, but with his accumulated leave, he was able to step down earlier.

I should care to point out how CNN — though it knows full well — purposefully failed to mention a certain massive conflict of interest McCabe had involving the Demorats, Hillary Clinton, McCabe’s wife, the Demorat governor of Virginia and a particular investigation involving all the aforementioned elements save one.

It takes six paragraphs before CNN writes this:

Various sources described McCabe’s departure as a mutual decision, while others said it was the result of pressure to step down. One source briefed on the matter said McCabe announced his decision to senior executives and portrayed it as his choice. The source disputed the characterization that McCabe was removed.
But a source familiar with the matter said FBI Director Christopher Wray told McCabe he is bringing in his own team, which he would not be a part of, and that it was McCabe’s decision whether to stay at the FBI or leave.

I wrote this about the situation back on October 31st of 2016:

Let us not forget the rancid involvement of Assistant Director Andrew McCabe, the number two man in the FBI, whose job it was to directly supervise and monitor the Hillary Clinton email investigation. From the WSJ.com:

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Mr. McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, received $467,500 in campaign funds in late 2015 from the political-action committee of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime ally of the Clintons and, until he was elected governor in November 2013, a Clinton Foundation board member.

In February of this year, Mr. McCabe ascended from the No. 3 position at the FBI to the deputy director post. When he assumed that role, officials say, he started overseeing the probe into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server for government work when she was secretary of state.

FBI officials have said Mr. McCabe had no role in the Clinton email probe until he became deputy director, and by then his wife’s campaign was over.

But other Clinton-related investigations were under way within the FBI, and they have been the subject of internal debate for months, according to people familiar with the matter.

Does the federal government purposely hire people, pay them large salaries and install them into positions of massive power, who are not only blind to ethics but tone deaf as well?

Others further down the FBI chain of command, however, said agents were given a much starker instruction on the case: “Stand down.” When agents questioned why they weren’t allowed to take more aggressive steps, they said they were told the order had come from the deputy director—Mr. McCabe.

From the microsecond McCabe had any linkage to an investigation with Clinton, Democrats or the Foundation, via his wife, he should have immediately recused himself and assigned supervision to others, making the conflict of interest apparent to the director himself verbally and on paper.

Neither thing occurred.

Further, James Comey should have insisted on it. To my way of thinking that told me everything I needed to know about both Andrew McCabe and James Comey. I submit that you have forgotten your oaths. And why I know mine and keep mine.

I [name] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

McCabe and Comey might want to read this, from their own FBI pages.

Let me bring this down to terms most will understand. Not as a law enforcement officer (though I was a Sergeant at the time) but simply as a county employee requesting a “sole source” purchase (as opposed to a bid process), I had to fill out five pages of questions designed to identify or unearth any sort of relationship I may possibly have with the source I requested due to scarcity or rareness of product. The county wanted to know if I was attempting to favor a provider in terms of a conflict of interest.

The FBI should be miles above that. They weren’t.

Tucker Carlson weighs in.

Then there was this input from liberal Alan Dershowitz.

Then came something of a “two-fer,” from Politico.com:

Two more officials cited in FBI texts step down

by Josh Gerstein

The FBI’s media chief and the head of the Justice Department’s anti-espionage section are both departing.

Two more senior government officials who were prominently discussed in text messages exchanged by FBI personnel formerly assigned to the Trump-Russia investigation are leaving their positions.

Mike Kortan, FBI assistant director for public affairs, is set to retire next week, an FBI spokeswoman confirmed. In addition, the chief of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, David Laufman, resigned this week, a department spokesman said.

Curious perhaps, but what’s the linkage?

Both men are discussed in text messages sent by senior FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page. President Donald Trump and many Republican lawmakers have argued that the texts are evidence of anti-Trump bias at senior levels of the Justice Department and FBI.

Much is made of the “nothingness” of these two persons. But there are some important and purposeful omissions made specifically regarding David Laufman.

With a bit of digging, it turns out Laufman is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division. Laufman would have been the direct supervisor over counter-intelligence work for that division.

More importantly and little-realized is that David Laufman would have had his fingerprints on the approval for the FISA affadavit sought for Carter Page. By the FBI. Where, yes, the “dossier” was utilized as part justification thereof.

Additionally, leaks of classified information would have come through his DOJ office. Think: the Hillary Clinton email “investigation” such as it was.

Further, remember this. The FBI offered immunity to persons in that investigation. The FBI can offer immunity — but it must first be requested of and then granted by the DOJ. The FBI lacks the power to grant immunity. The FBI investigates. It does not prosecute. (Conveniently, both James Comey and Loretta Lynch forgot this very salient point.)

Immunity to Huma Abedin? Cheryl Mills? Paul Combetta? Brian Pagliano?

The FBI can’t do that. The DOJ can. Under whose office would that be? David Laufman.

But wait. Not only did FBI Director refuse to recommend either an indictment or even a Grand Jury for Hillary Clinton back in July of 2016, the FBI destroyed evidence (the FBI agreement to destroy the laptops of Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson), the Clinton campaign destroyed evidence (the cell phones smashed by staffers with hammers as well as wiping of Hillary’s private servers with BleachBit), and the interview of Hillary Rodham Clinton was a sham: there were no subpoenas, no evidence collected.

Please recall that notes released from the FBI (pages can be viewed here) indicate Hillary Clinton could not recall much information and provided little detail in the 3.5 hours she was interviewed. Agents asked few direct and pointed questions and few follow-up questions (for example, regarding her health claims, documentation, doctors’ notes, etc). The takeaway was a weak interview consisting of softballs and puffy clouds. Even then, Hillary Clinton revealed her ignorance.

Angelina Jolie was interviewed for four hours regarding child abuse claims against Brad Pitt. The former Secretary of State and presidential candidate is taken less seriously than an actress in Hollywood.

The FBI and the DOJ would have had to be working hand-in-hand with each other during the Hillary Clinton investigation. Obama demanded to be kept in the loop. “Obama wants to know everything.” The Strzok-Page texts indicate so.

[As an aside for now — has anyone given some serious thought to FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s supervisor, Bill Preistap? Trust me. You will soon come to know his name and his involvement. Would it be something akin to “singing” and “canary“?]

Most recently this occurred, from NYMag.com:

Rachel Brand, No. 3 at Justice Department, Steps Down After Only Nine Months

by Benjamin Hart

The New York Times reported that Rachel Brand, who is third in line at the Justice Department behind Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein, announced on Friday afternoon that she would be resigning her post after only nine months to become the global governance director at Walmart.

Southern women with saggy teats and missing teeth suddenly look much more attractive to ol’ Rachel, given the current climate at DOJ. Wait. Isn’t it Walmart that’s closing stores now? Contracting, not expanding? Yeppers. Hell yeah that’s attractive.

Remember: if these people leave/resign/retire, they cannot be compelled to testify under their government contracts/agreements.

Unless they want to.

They don’t want to.

You need to know.

Perhaps the ultimate point is this. How odd that, when in the beginning the Demorats, the Clinton campaign, Leftists and the American Media Maggots all nodded in unison that it was all about Trump/Russia collusion, Trump/Russia collusion?

When in fact, a wee bit over a year, precisely the opposite is proving to be true?

Schadenfreude, meet said Demorats, DNC, Clinton campaign, Leftists and the American Media Maggots.

Shake hands and come out dissembling.

Are we truly a Constitutional Republic?

And can we keep it?

BZ

P.S.
I so enjoy sitting on the banks of the river and watching the bodies of my enemy float serenely by.

 

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