There are 44,000 pages, released at a proposed rate of 500 pages per month. At that rate it will take more than 6 years to complete the release. With Wray in charge of the FBI, I can guarantee that the last month's release will consist of a box full of the still-smoking guns that were aimed at the Trump presidency -- right after his second term ends.
I think Vindman was scared because Vindman was somehow involved in the corruption, whether that covers election interference or laundering nearly 8 billion dollars illegally. Did he receive some of that money, or know about it? If the Ukrainians are offering him Defense Minister positions, he had to be doing something for them -- it's a very unusual thing to offer to another nation's representative.
More information here and also from Reuters. And according to Giuliani, the State Department is still blocking people with information from entering the country.
I'm not 100% sure this is really about Page myself. It fits the alteration of the Flynn 302s better from the known facts, and certain elements have already been admitted to (including an authorship switcheroo). If the Flynn investigation is at all within Horowitz's scope, I'd guess it is that set of documents -- but tying Flynn's case to the Horowitz FISA report seems a stretch, unless Flynn himself was under surveillance from that order or a similar one.
The story here is that, as confirmed by John Solomon, Marie Yovanovitch (formerly ambassador to Ukraine) publicly interfered in the internal politics of that nation by calling for the firing of a certain prosecutor; presented a list of individuals to that government that they were instructed not to prosecute, some of which had criticized Manafort; and the State Department confirmed that a list of names was presented and associated with a request not to prosecute.
That certainly seems like the US embassy was exerting pressure on Ukraine to block prosecution of corruption. That seems questionable at best, and corrupt at worst... and it matches up quite well with what Biden bragged about (ie, getting a prosecutor investigating corruption fired by threatening to withhold aid), and combined with Biden's son (not to mention individuals associated with former SecState Kerry and other prominent Democrats) being paid by those under investigation... well, it looks like corruption followed by pressure to cover up the corruption.
There were also allegations Yovanovitch was making comments critical of Trump (which would certainly be grounds for removal, if any were needed, but a President can remove ambassadors at will).
Emphasis mine, above. Who was bringing up all these different ideas and theories that confused Sondland?
We know who. The so-called whistleblower, and/or Vindman, and possibly more. I'd speculate Marie Yovanovitch too. Individuals who were, at a minimum, close to the Ukraine involvement in our 2016 election. Indviduals who heard Trump ask the Ukraine government to investigate their own corrupt activities and immediately began spreading rumors and asking leading questions via text messages (which they knew would create an evidentiary trail). Individuals who, in at least one case, admittedly added material to an official read-out of a Presidential call that was not actually present in the call.
The rest of the article is also worth reading, to understand how the media are twisting and misrepresenting the testimony of the witnesses.
This is more like dystopia. Leaving aside what he was accused of (which sounds bad, but this is China we're talking about), the man escaped a prison camp and lived, presumably peacefully, in a tiny cave without human interaction for years. And they found him anyway.
I'm skeptical. Graham isn't in a position to make that promise, and I don't think we've seen ANY significant release from DOJ hierarchy that was not a Friday-evening document dump. That said, Graham is in a position to know, and did schedule a hearing. So we'll find out.
Falsifying prison records seems like they are getting off pretty easy for looking the other way during a murder. Hopefully they are cooperating... except that would show up as a plea deal, not an indictment.
If this is predictive of the FISA report, I'm very disappointed.
UPDATE: John Solomon reads it so you don't have to. One thing that concerns me is the timing of this report combined with the upcoming IG report on FISA abuse. One possible read of this report is that it is intended to dispose of the concerns about how Steele was handled in general rather than in specific. That is, Horowitz may say the FBI's handling of confidential sources is bad generally to avoid dealing with the specific criminal abuse with respect to the Carter Page FISA.
This is not math. The public schools are a plot to deny basic knowledge and reasoning skills to everyone trapped there. Only those wealthy enough to educate their children privately will know anything.
And for those taking umbrage at the title of the post: ignorance is curable.
Some additional details, and the report itself. OPR expands to "Office of Professional Responsibility", an ethics watchdor within DOJ. I don't see much new and signficant information here. The report was included in a court filing due to Strzok's wrongful termination lawsuit, which he has since dropped. (Oops).
If the Democrats in Congress think they can get to 2/3rds of the Senate on this, they are nuts.
Not even Mueller could credibly argue for obstruction of justice. Contempt of Congress has been laughed off by Democrat presidents before (see Obama, Holder, and Fast and Furious) because it is defeated by executive privilege. And the abuse of power charge is transparent projection to try to defend against Trump revealing what Obama did to him. I mean, seriously: their witness cites the New York Times as his source for Trump's supposedly horrible motivations, rather than any actual conversations with or directions from Trump. And he's a diplomat!
Did Strzok lie in his Special Counsel exit interview?
Undercover Huber makes the case on Twitter. It has to do with the switcheroo over who took notes, who conducted the interview, and who wrote the FD-302. Note also that editing the 302 could also be a serious felony charge depending on the substance of the edits (eg, if it was edited to support a false-statements charge that wasn't supported by the actual interview); this is on top of that exposure.
West Virginia proposal to impose liability on gun-free zones
If you are going to deny someone the ability to protect themselves on your property, you should bear at least some responsibility if they are attacked. Primary responsibility still adheres to the criminal attacker,
Former AG says IG report on FISA will be the most consequential in years
Anyone paying attention is already extremely troubled, but Whitaker is in a position to know better than most. Particularly the comment about "How they do business generally" suggests this will be a wide-ranging report rather than a narrowly focused one.
I don't see how the the Democrats could possibly allow Nellie Ohr or Alexandra Chalupa to testify under oath with Republicans asking the questions. Those two alone would blow SpyGate wide open. The "Whistleblower" (probably Ciaramella) would expose himself as a political hack and likely was also involved in SpyGate. Hunter Biden would expose himself as an ignorant idiot making a living on his dad's political office (and likely expose lots of other politicians doing similar things).