President Trump’s comments on James Clapper and indictment suspense.

Brad Johnson, retired Senior CIA Officer/Station Chief provides his detailed analysis of President Trump’s interview today – in particular what he said about James Clapper being the “weak link.” Clapper won’t hold up to the pressure, says Trump. Brad, President of Americans for Intelligence Reform, has predicted that and much of his analysis has filtered up into the WH Administration. Conservative press has picked up on the forthcoming and explosive nature of prosecution. But when will the indictments come down over the attempt by the Democrats, DOJ and the intelligence community to unseat Trump? As AG Barr and others dig deeper into the web of events leading up to the Flynn case and FISA hearings, more indictable crimes are revealed. Barr knows he must have everything presented perfectly if justice is served. (In the summer of 2017, Mr. Johnson founded the non-profit organization Americans for Intelligence Reform to create awareness for political corruption and diminished capabilities within the intelligence community and to raise support for CIA families who have lost a family member in the performance of their duties. He regularly appears on television, radio and in print. Please support the mission of AIR and visit https://intelreform.org. You will find a wealth of Brad’s excellent and fascinating analysis on this and other major events.)


Brad Johnson May 17th there was a
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interview with President Trump that was
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just released today which he covered
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updates on a lot of important subjects
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could you summarize what he said and
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what it means for us yes there was one
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thing that really caught my attention
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and it’s something that I personally
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find very revealing and in kind of a
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number of ways and I think your viewers
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will find this an interesting aspect as
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well one of the things that President
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Trump mentioned specifically was that
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the forum during the Obama days that
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when all of this targeting of his
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candidacy in president presidency were
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taking place by the FBI DOJ CIA et
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cetera that the weak link out of all of
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this was James clapper the then Director
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of National Intelligence basically the
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head of national security intelligence
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issues for the government as is what
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that position is so James clapper he
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specifically pointed out and spoke maybe
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three sentences in a row which
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interestingly enough are word-for-word
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what we’ve been discussing on this show
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I mean if you if you were to look at it
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this was a Maria Bartiromo interview
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that she had pre-recorded and it was
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playing segments out of it this morning
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on Fox News I guess in in anticipation
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of playing the entire interview later on
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at some point so in then he said that
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clapper is the weak point and that was
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who they had to go after because he
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would easily flip and just isn’t that
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bright a guy went along to you know
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would would not would not hold up under
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the pressure of what would come from
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being indicted and so on
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now if you look back I don’t know how
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many interviews in which you and I have
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discussed precisely that and almost
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word-for-word like three sentences in a
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row president Trump had picked that up
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so now President Trump I doesn’t watch
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these interviews so he doesn’t know who
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I am for example or who we are and and
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people around him do
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so there are somehow getting in his ear
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because like I said I don’t think you
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could argue that it’s coincidence when
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someone you know has your word
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through four sentences in a row coming
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out so these things have gotten into the
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president’s here along the way which I
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find like I said I find that very
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interesting that this is having the
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impact that it’s having so your show
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Reach is much further than you might
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suspect so but what is that reveal out
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of all of this so when it’s what it
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shows is that somebody and now this
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isn’t that the president’s got a full
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plate so he’s not digging down into the
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tactical you know what do we do first
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sort of thing he’s letting the people
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that work for him do that so I would
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assume this is coming out of Department
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of Justice in some way shape or form so
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the Department of Justice or others
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around them have looked at this whole
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thing and are deciding how to go forward
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on on the indictments and things that
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are coming now I think we could do a
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little separate interview on the
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indictments that I think are pending
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because that’s kind of an interesting
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thing in and of itself but the fact that
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tactically this is being looked at and
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clapper has been identified as the weak
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link in the whole thing and yet the
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person that knows everyone I think is
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extraordinarily revealing that this that
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this is what’s coming out of that and
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that’s another thing I’ve said forever
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that everyone out there on the hill I
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mean all of the politicians all the
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Democrats all the Republicans everybody
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in the administration everybody has
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known what took place and what’s coming
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once US Attorney General Barr was put in
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place everybody knew it was coming
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another interesting little feature out
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of this something I also find deeply
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revealing is and this is something again
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that we’ve spoken about before for quite
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a little while there’s I just think it’s
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ridiculous to consider that the fact
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that the day the investigate or the
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investigation into the president’s for a
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collusion with Russia ended the the next
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day the Moller report has everybody
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calls it the next day US Attorney
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General bar instituted the federal
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destiny I think it’s a it just stretches
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beyond belief to think that that’s pure
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coincidence it just happened to work out
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that way
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pretty clearly that that was done on
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purpose and pretty clearly was to add a
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very important arrow into his quiver the
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bag of tricks that he could use
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MacGregor tricks sounds wrong I’m
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implying something wrong but it
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strengthens his legal case in
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negotiations with people that are being
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indicted and one of the things I
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mentioned when I saw this is that I
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think the death penalty is something
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that’s appropriate for people that have
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proven to be treasonous so one of the
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things that I said
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but maybe toolbox to box okay
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yeah to box is perhaps the better term
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and so this is this is one of the things
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that that he added very quickly
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recognizing that I think even at that
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point before the Moller report had ended
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I think US Attorney General Barr fully
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recognized that there was treason
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treasonous behavior that had taken place
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by with with all these operations that
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had been run against the president
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United States trying to unseat a legally
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duly elected president United States and
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so I think he took that death penalty to
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put it back on the table to just make
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sure that he was able to do everything
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he needed to do legally with these
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indictments the one person again and by
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the way that theme is now being picked
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up by a lot of other people now you know
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we this this program and we and these
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interviews that we’re doing were the
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absolute first to point all this out all
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along and it’s something we’ve been
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hammering and hammering and hammering
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and now finally with the Flynn case a
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year later everybody’s catching up to us
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and now starting to see this and you’re
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starting to see other people pop up and
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point out that the death penalty is on
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the table and we have be appropriate the
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name that’s most commonly mentioned is
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former CIA director John Brennan and the
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use of the death penalty with him at
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least to be tried with that on the table
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and probably you know who knows what
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would happen but that’s that’s what’s
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most commonly being mentioned which
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again something we’ve discussed in great
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detail here for a long period of time
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and it’s just interesting to see that
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that as beginning to form all of these
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discussions that we’ve had are now being
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picked up on our fairly mainstream at
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least mainstream outside of the liberal
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news organizations the ABC NBC CBS is
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CNN’s the outside of those channels this
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has now been picked up by a lot of
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people and is being carried forward the
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Flynn case itself was brought what
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brought a lot of this to everyone’s
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attention again President Trump touched
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on this this morning and basically what
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we’ve seen now is a couple of things now
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this was reporting that Jack pessoa CH
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out of one American news network who as
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out most of you would realize I know
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found some reporting that the former
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chief of staff for the vice president
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you knighted States pence set up a
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meeting and that that man’s wife was an
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analyst at the FBI for another none
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other than Peter struck and that meeting
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was set up with the vice president to
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talk to McCabe and McCabe informed him
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of the remember there was that the
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interview that took place with Flynn and
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there was a 302 the FBI discussions with
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him the interviews that they then
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altered to make it look like Clinton’s
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guilty of something that apparently
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according to this reporting chain that
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came out was what vice president pence
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was told so if everybody recalls Flynn
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was fired over lying to the vice
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president but the basis of the
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information that convinced the vice
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president that he was lied to was given
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to him by the FBI McCabe and the
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information that he was given was the
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false information that Peter Strock
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created for this this persecution of
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general Flynn so general Flynn was
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confronted by the vice president vice
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president was fully convinced based on
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what McCabe told him that Flynn lied
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which now we all know that that wasn’t
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true so this appears to be another
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tactic that was used at the time because
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everybody knew they had to get rid of
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general Flynn because general Flynn was
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going to come in see this whole
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raishin that was taking place to target
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President Trump and his campaign and
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then later presidency and he would have
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just blown it all out of the water he
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would have torn it to shreds
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so another another in order to let that
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plan go forward they had to get rid of
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Flynn and so that you saw this
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multi-pronged attack going into getting
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rid of Flynn and the the successful one
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was they apparently threw his at the
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time chief of staff and the spouse of
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the chief of the staff who worked for
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Peter Straub set up this meeting to
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McCabe McCabe planted the poison in the
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presidency vice president’s year and
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that’s what got Flynn fired so an
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extraordinarily interesting chain of
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events that goes with this whole thing
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that I’ve been talking about everybody
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knows what’s what’s been coming at the
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center of all of this all these roads
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seem to always lead back to former CIA
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director John Brennan it looks like he
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used the spider at the center of the web
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pulling these little strings getting all
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these things put together it looks like
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that was one of their very few
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operations that actually was a shining
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success from their perspective because
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that was the the item that got rid of
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Flynn general Flynn out of the
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president’s transition team and into
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this out of this position he was going
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to go into as a head of national
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security for the president so
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extraordinarily interesting and now all
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there’s just you know and be the number
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of indictments that are pending are
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probably piling up one of the problems
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we are having now and I know there’s a
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lot of frustration by a lot of people
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and I hear this from everybody is that
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where are these indictments where are
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the indictments where the indictments
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and I think part of the problem is they
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pile up quicker then they can be
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processed as they find more and more and
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more and more laws that would be broken
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that are broken and I think that’s
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actually that the crux of the problem
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for US attorney general bar and also US
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attorney John Durham was having the
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Feist investigation and some of this
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might be part of that you know the Flynn
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thing and FISA appeared to overlap so
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they might try to be just be putting
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adding all of this stuff and so that’s
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where it stands right now and I like I
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said I think there’s just so much
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so many criminal activities that have
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taken place each time they come across a
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new layer of it it delays the process
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because they have to they know they need
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to dot every I cross every T check every
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comma every period and by the way
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lawyers literally check every comma
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every period and really literally check
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that the I’s are dotted the T’s are
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crossed because those documents have to
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be perfect because if there’s a problem
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in any of the indictments and all these
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things listing the crimes if there’s any
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problems of it that creates issues for
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the case so it’s painstaking it’s slow
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and I think that is our issue but again
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I don’t think it’s going to take too
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much longer for some of this stuff to
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come up and we’ll see what we get when
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it when we get there yes it is more
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difficult to be on the side of the truth
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and to work with the law than it is to
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try and do criminal conspiracies so yes
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it is much more difficult and slow
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process but I’m awfully glad to hear
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that they’re doing it so meticulously
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thank you very much bright
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you
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