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December 20, 2019

Former AG Mike Mukasey: Adam Schiff Broke the Law in Subpeonaeing Phone Records from Verizon and AT&T

At Real Clear, where there's also video and a longer transcript.

First, they talk about the Love-Birds deciding that political events somehow increased "pressure" to "finish" the investigation into Hillary Clinton's illegal server.

MARIA BARTIROMO: [Lisa Page] says, "Holy S-word, Cruz just dropped out of the race. It will be a Clinton-Trump race. Unbelievable." Peter Strzok says what? You heard it here right, my friend. Figured it would be a bit." Strzok says, "Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE."

MICHAEL MUKASEY: MYE, was the, stood for the Mid-Year Exam which was the code word for the investigation of Hillary Clinton. Now, will somebody please explain to me, in words of one syllable, how it is that the nomination of Donald Trump being the Republican candidate increases the pressure to end the investigation of Hillary Clinton? Unless what you want is, to curtail the damage to Hillary Clinton and assure that Donald Trump doesn't win. I don't understand what reason you would have to say that the Trump nomination affects the course of the Clinton investigation. He said that. Which is evidence that there was some effect.

Now, that's never mentioned in the I.G. report. It is never mentioned in his earlier report. I understand that he basically took everybody's word for it because he doesn't have subpoena power. There is somebody who does have subpoena power. That is John Durham. And Durham will be conducting a criminal investigation which we have yet to hear about.

I can't quote the whole thing, but Maria Bartiromo points out that the FBI is continuing to claim -- falsely, it seems -- that Crossfire Hurricane only began because Australian diplomat Alexander Downer did John Brennan a favor by reporting a very mundane conversation as somehow worth opening an investigation over, in July 2016.

But, of course, the CIA or FBI -- one of them, maybe both of them -- had apparently already begun an unofficial spying operation because they were already running spies at the Trump campaign by then, back in March 2016.

MARIA BARTIROMO: So John Durham is looking at this as a criminal matter, what took place before July 16th. We'll focus on that in Durham's investigation.

I want to ask you about what took place last week where Adam Schiff had phone records of Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, John Solomon, a journalist, Devin Nunes, we'll speak momentarily ranking member intel committee, not only get those phone records and let the public that he had not phone records. Everybody was speculating why did Rudy Giuliani call the White House. Why did John Solomon call Rudy Giuliani? Which, really, you're allowed to make a phone call.

MICHAEL MUKASEY: That is the stunner, not just that he had them, but where he got them, from the phone company providing the service. There are statutes, part of the criminal code that restrict the ability of anybody to get those records and they list who can get them under what circumstances and that doesn't include Congress. It is for law enforcement, for law enforcement purposes, or if the company wants to disclose them to save somebody's life or prevent serious injury they can do that. Those are the only circumstances. A Congressional committee, as far as I know, has no authority to subpoena that information.

MARIA BARTIROMO: Are you saying that was a crime?

MICHAEL MUKASEY: The statute restricting that is in title 18. That is the criminal code. You tell me.

See the link for more.

Via Deb Heine at American Greatness.

Deb points out something I either forgot or never knew -- Comey isn't the only person suggesting that Brennan perjured himself when he told Congress that he was not relying on the fake dossier at all.

Former NSA Director Mike Rogers also says that Brennan used the dossier to build his "17 agencies agree" ICA report.

Retired National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have both made statements that suggest Brennan may have perjured himself when he testified about anti-Trump Steele dossier.

Rogers stated in a classified letter to Congress that the DNC and Clinton campaign-funded dossier did factor into the assessment, and Clapper conceded in a recent CNN interview that the ICA was based on "some of the substantive content of the dossier."

My earlier statement that The Last Refuge might be "speculating too far" about Durham looking into the possible fraudulency of the infamous "17 agencies" ICA may have been premature. They might be speculating just enough!

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