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by Sharon Rondeau

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(Mar. 23, 2019) — Fox News contributor and radio host Dan Bongino said on Saturday morning that former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, and the Obama White House are implicated in the FBI’s launching of “a collusion scandal that we now know conclusively was absolute garbage.”

Bongino made an in-person appearance on “Fox & Friends” and spoke in response to the delivery of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the Department of Justice, signaling the conclusion of its probe into alleged Trump-Russia “collusion” and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections.

He said that the “collusion” narrative has been disproved because Mueller “has never charged one single person with a conspiracy charge related to this Russian collusion scandal laid out in the dossier,” referring to a compilation of unverified narratives assembled by British FBI source Christopher Steele and provided to the FISA court to obtain surveillance warrants on then-Trump informal adviser Carter Page.

No additional indictments were recommended, multiple outlets reported Friday night.

Steele was commissioned for the task by Fusion GPS, which was paid by a DNC-affiliated law firm, Perkins Coie, to collect opposition research on Trump.  The DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign provided the funds to Perkins, a fact that was omitted from the four surveillance warrant applications on Carter Page.

Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and other DOJ/FBI officials approved the applications, which by FBI policy mandate that the evidence submitted therein must have been verified.

Bongino said that those who signed off on the FISA applications’ accuracy now carry “extreme liability.”  “They signed, basically, a fake file,” he added.

Although made out to be a collaborator with Russia in the applications, Carter Page was never charged with a crime.

Bongino additionally referred to a report from Fox’s Catherine Herridge filed Friday night in which she stated that the outlet obtained hard copies of text messages exchanged between former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and his counsel, Lisa Page, (unrelated to Carter Page) showing political bias against Trump and then-House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy.

Gowdy, who did not seek re-election in November and is now a Fox News contributor, was leading a probe independent of Mueller’s into the conduct of the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election cycle.  He was joined in that effort by then-House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.

Approximately a year ago, Nunes released a report in which he stated that Republicans on his committee, who were then in the majority, found no evidence of “collusion” between anyone in the Trump campaign and Russia.  Then-ranking member, Adam Schiff, vowed that Democrats would continue their own investigation.

In the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, Schiff became chairman and has since announced an expansion of the Russia investigation to include Trump’s business decisions and dealings prior to his successful 2016 campaign. Similarly, current House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has issued document requests to 81 parties and entities related to Trump’s businesses, perhaps going back decades.

The texts with McCabe show that Lisa Page was aware of a concern of “bias” as to a confidential human source (chs) on the part of DOJ official Stuart Evans in regard to the dossier, Herridge reported.

Breaking down the texts, Herridge further wrote:

On Oct. 14, 2016, Page again wrote to McCabe, this time concerning a meeting with the White House.

“Just called,” Page said to McCabe. “Apparently the DAG [Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates] now wants to be there, and WH wants DOJ to host. So we are setting that up now. … We will very much need to get Cohen’s view before we meet with her. Better, have him weigh in with her before the meeting. We need to speak with one voice, if that is in fact the case.” (“Cohen” is likely then-Deputy CIA Director David Cohen.)

McCabe responded within the hour: “Thanks. I will reach out to David.” On Oct. 19, Page wrote to McCabe that the “meeting with WH counsel is finally set up.”

In closed-door testimony last July to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees, Lisa Page said that political bias did not color the FBI’s opening of a counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign.  Her former FBI colleague and paramour, Peter Strzok, asserted the same.

It has been reported that the DOJ’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, continues to investigate FBI leaks to the press, including Comey’s leaking to the press of several memos he wrote after meetings or phone calls with Trump which may have been classified. An initial report issued last June found Comey “insubordinate” in giving a solo press conference in which he said Clinton would not be recommended for prosecution for her mishandling of classified information on a private, unauthorized server while she served as Obama’s secretary of state.

During sworn testimony in June 2017, Comey admitted that he hoped providing the memos to the press through “a friend,” who is one of his attorneys, would spur the hiring of a special counsel.  The cost of Mueller’s investigation is said to exceed $25 million, paid for by American taxpayers.

Later in the “Fox & Friends” broadcast, a caption on the bottom of the screen read, “Fmr intel leaders pushed ‘collusion’ narrative.”

Since news broke of Mueller’s report having been provided to the DOJ, defenders of the president have said he is “vindicated,” while Democrats have, on a spectrum of reactions, turned to what prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) might unearth to the assertion by Schiff that his committee will “subpoena” Mueller to obtain a complete idea of the contents of the report.

Bongino said that he believes the next issue to emerge in the “collusion” investigation will be one involving the Ukraine, which, according to The Hill‘s John Solomon, encompasses an alleged 2016 scheme to release damaging information on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in order to help Clinton’s campaign.

On Friday night Solomon suggested on “Hannity” that the next DOJ IG report is perhaps “90 days” away from its conclusion.

By statute, Mueller’s report is to be reviewed by the attorney general, whose responsibility is then to write his own report on its contents and provide it to Congress.  Democrats have already cried foul, claiming that the Trump executive branch will attempt a “cover-up” of Mueller’s findings.

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  1. Trump is 44th President,
    Good comment….but, I have tried and failed to stop posting everywhere I can about The Obama Fraud. Over a 10 year period I have no doubt posted thousands of times, in somewhat different ways with more or less detail, about Obama’s identity fraud, ineligibility and usurpation. Even if I croak before I see this travesty of justice and the many complicit brought to justice, I will never regret the time I have spent trying to do my part to reveal what should be obvious to anyone capable of logical thinking, and not afraid or complicit in the crimes they are watching unfold in front of them. I communicate by internet posting, phone calls, faxes, email, letters to members of Congress, and conversations with various friends and acquaintances. Whether anything ever happens or not, I can’t stop doing what I do to try to help, especially now when more and pundits, as Gary Wilmott said, are finally starting to mention Obama when discussing the attempts to destroy Trump. Just lucky I guess, but no ulcers….yet. My frustration level is off-scale high, however.

  2. ISIS last stronghold has now been blown away in Syria. Thank you, President Trump!

    The Father of ISIS CRISIS, muslim Invasive presIDent Soetoro-Obama II (SO2), is now being considered a candIDate for indictment in USA.

    9-11 began the violent muslim invasion of USA, 08-28-08 began the stealth-muslim invasion of The White House, and the indictment and punishment of muslim SO2 for treason in 2019 will begin to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN for this century! PROVE me wrong!

    Will Trump now lower the HAMMER and AG William “Put Them Behind Bars?” Barr now lower the GAVEL on America’s first U.S. Government-coup-planners, NANCY- BARRY- HILLARY -COMEY- MUELLAR III et al?

    The obvious crime of U.S. Government leaders plotting the overthrow (aka “fundamental transformation”) of our Constitutional Republic, and its duly elected President Trump, will be overshadowed by the MUCH LARGER CRIME of U.S. Government law enforcement leaders IF THEY REFUSE TO BRING THE COUP-PLANNER-CRIMINALS TO JUSTICE!

    Dis-barr attorney-criminals (Contempt of Congress) COC Holder, Lyin’ Lynch, Leakin’ Comey, Lustin’ Bill Clinton, “SS” Weissmann and all the other coup-co-ops!

    It is not “racism” that holds law enforcement back from indicting Obama for nbC-immunity, presIDential identity theft and national-coup-plotting, rather, it is individual cowardice that holds them back…until now!

    Any fine nation with an abundance of fine laws, but no one will uphold them, is like a beautiful Trump Tower with no columns to support it!

    We can only MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN if Trump and Barr indict, prosecute and punish America’s leading coup-planner-criminals so as to firmly re-establish prescribed LAW and ORDER.

  3. I have noticed more and more pundits are beginning to state the obvious: The anti-American fraud who goes by the name Barack Hussein Obama is very much involved in this corrupt scheme to destroy Trump at all costs. Tonight it was David Bossie. I expect these voices will be more numerous and increasingly vocal. AG Barr needs to get busy and do the right thing! Investigate, indict, prosecute and punish. Drain the swamp!

  4. @Bob68
    Good comment…short & sweet. But you know what? Perhaps we need to stop worrying about the barry situation and move on. I most likely have ulcers the size of his ears from being mega blown away over this. Besides, it’s so massive in size that only our Great Watch Maker in Heaven is able to bring him and the thousands of accomplices to justice.

    Note; Thank you Post and Email for editing my last post below…I tend to get a little upset and loose-lipped when it comes to barry barack hussein soetoro obama.

  5. You are absolutely right, Bob68. I’ve always said that FOX NEWS is FAUX NEWS. One of their biggest co-owners is Saudi Arabia- in support of and in collaboration with “Barack Hussein Obama!” A “cover-up,” you say, for 10 plus years? Absolutely true! The United States of America, in my humble and constitutionally protected opinion, is LIVING A LIE! How does everyone like it? I apologize again for using this forum to shamelessly promote my recently published book, “THE SICK TREASONOUS TRUTH SURROUNDING BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.” Nothing great as far as books are concerned, but, shall we say, hard hitting and instructive! Thomas W Arnold.

  6. Dan Bongino should be careful. He may lose his guest job on Fox News for getting too close to suggesting something which could lead to fully revealing and acting on the Obama Fraud and it’s still on-going, now 10 year plus, cover-up.

  7. Ha ha ha ha ha ha lol lol lol…
    I’ll be tickled pink when someone finally brings barry obama in, under oath, for questioning regarding his fake birth certificate.
    Thanks Post and Email for posting great article!

  8. Dan Bongino is absolutely, but not totally, correct. The DNC, Hillary Clinton, James Clapper and all but FOX News are also implicated.

    “I’ll have more flexibility after the election.” — (P)resident Obama to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

    President Trump will have more freedom to seek justice for the real colluders after the election.