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House Republican 'Speechless' After Senior FBI Official Admits Not Reading Durham Report
House Republican 'Speechless' After Senior FBI Official Admits Not Reading Durham Report | ZeroHedge

Pfluger, chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence, questioned Jill Murphy, deputy assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI, during a hearing on May 23.

“Special Counsel Durham assesses that neither U.S. law enforcement nor the Intelligence Community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion in their holdings at the commencement of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation,” Pfluger said. Crossfire Hurricane is the FBI codename for the agency’s 2016–17 FBI investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

Pfluger continued, “The bureau subsequently discounted or willfully ignored material that did not support the narrative of a collusive relationship between [former President Donald] Trump and Russia.”

“As the deputy assistant director for the FBI Counterintelligence Division, are you familiar with this report?” Pfluger asked.

In response, Murphy said, “I have not read that report.”

“I’m honestly speechless at this point in time,” Pfluger said in reply.

When pressed on why she had not read the report, Murphy said, “I just haven’t had time.”
 

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Need more proof the FBI is an enemy of the State?

The FBI Has Crossed The Rubicon
The FBI Has Crossed The Rubicon | ZeroHedge

The expression “crossing the Rubicon” refers to the actions of Julius Caesar in crossing the Rubicon River and marching on Rome. Roman armies were forbidden to do so. The rule was very practical. The Romans understood the danger of allowing a large armed force to march on the capital city. To allow this might spell the end of the republic. Best that popular conquering generals and their armies stay a safe distance away and respect the democratic institutions at the heart of Roman democracy.

Caesar broke the rule. He marched on Rome. He didn’t care what the Senators thought. The rest is history. Within a generation, there was no republic.

The FBI has now taken similar action. It has signaled in the clearest possible manner it does not care what the people or their elected representatives think. It will do what it pleases, and the consequences be damned.

The recently released Durham report paints a graphic picture of an agency out of control. The FBI did not blunder into an investigation of Donald Trump, his campaign, and his associates. The FBI undertook to deliberately destroy Trump and those around him including General Flynn. The FBI took unto itself the power to decide who could be President.



That fact has now been publicly exposed. The whole nation can see that the FBI acted in violation of law and every tradition we have had since the inception of the republic.

The FBI has responded with remarkable clarity.
It did nothing wrong. It does not care what Durham (or countless whistleblowers) say(s). It does not care what Congress thinks. It will do as it pleases.





The Assistant Director of the FBI for Counterintelligence, Suzanne Turner, just testified before Congress. Asked about the Durham report, the one that said her agency had run amok and tried to stage what amounted to a coup, she responded by saying she had not bothered to read the report nor had she been briefed on it.

When pressed further she offered to take questions back to the FBI and see if she could get someone else to answer them. Contempt dripped from her every word and every mannerism. The concerns of the people’s elected representatives were clearly of no interest whatsoever to her.

The House Oversight Committee is investigating the possibility that the current President of the United States took money from foreign interests, including Communist China, in exchange for policy decisions. In other words, the House is pursuing evidence that suggests pretty strongly that Joe Biden works for Beijing. As part of that investigation, the House has demanded from the FBI copies of reports that apparently show the FBI knew about this some time ago.



The FBI has refused to provide the documents. Meanwhile, there are continuing reports that whistleblowers from within the federal workforce who provide information about the Bidens are being retaliated against and sidelined. In some cases, they have had their security clearances taken away and been suspended without pay. That’s what happens to FBI agents who think Congress is still in charge.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has blasted the FBI for impeding the investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings, calling the federal agency “very patronizing.” He has also said that the FBI does not “respect anyone.” All of that is crystal clear. The days when the FBI would scurry to take action and avoid Congressional disfavor are long gone. The Bureau is above all that now.

Meanwhile, the FBI has announced that it destroyed all of the evidence it gathered into the actions of Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and the mountains of foreign money that flowed to the Clintons when Hillary was Secretary of State. This comes after revelations that the FBI shut down four separate investigations into the Clinton campaign in the runup to the 2016 election. While the FBI was manufacturing evidence of a non-existent Trump-Putin connection it was actively covering for Hillary – and it is continuing to do so.



Three years ago, the FBI was handed Hunter Biden’s laptop which literally drips with evidence not just of corruption but of Chinese intelligence connections to Joe Biden and his associates. As far as anyone can tell, the FBI continues to sit on that computer and intends to take no action of any kind to investigate its contents.

Information just surfacing indicates that the FBI routinely used FISA warrants to spy on domestic political opponents inside the United States.



The FBI no longer answers to the elected representatives of the American people nor does it care what they think. It did not get sloppy. It did not make some errors in judgment. Its leaders decided that they were entitled to do whatever they chose and to ignore our laws, our traditions, and the judgment of the nation’s citizens.

Most importantly, however, nothing that has happened has changed any of that. The FBI is not chastened. It is not scrambling to change course and make reforms. As an institution, it does not believe that it has done anything wrong. It will continue to act in the future precisely as it has in the past.

The FBI has crossed the Rubicon. The consequences of that action, if not addressed immediately, will shake the foundations of the republic.
 

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For awhile now I've been hearing about how recycling plastic is not working out very well. I seem to be seeing even more about his lately. More unintended consequences with something that's supposed to make us feel good. I still recycle what I can but I've started throwing the plastic away.

 

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No chit.... Typical tactics to keep them on the plantation.

Student Loans guarantee shackles and then forgiveness promises ..
Impoverishment / containment polices .. and then reparations promises ..
Promises of cheap health care for the poor, while the USA health care is 3x more than those in Europe ..
 

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I'm embarrassed, ashamed, disgusted, and mad as hell. The United States of America's Judicial system is corrupt and a fraud beyond salvage....

What usually comes next when a country is no longer ruled by Law? Name me one that ended peacefully... I'll wait

Obama Judge Sentences Oath Keepers Founder To 18 Years Prison In J6 'Sedition' Case
Obama Judge Sentences Oath Keepers Founder To 18 Years Prison In J6 'Sedition' Case | ZeroHedge

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In short, Rhodes -- along with his fellow Oath Keepers -- were convicted for mouthing off in their group chats.

If you say, "Give me liberty or give me death," that's essentially now evidence of a seditious conspiracy.

If you say, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants," that's essentially now evidence of a seditious conspiracy.

This is all it takes to convict in the comically biased kangaroo courts in DC. Just as we saw in the Proud Boys case, the feds don't need any hard evidence -- they just need a jury which doesn't like you.
 

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FBI Further Exposed
FBI Further Exposed

In recent weeks, the already damaged reputation of the FBI has become further impacted by testimony from a collection of whistleblowers exposing the issues experienced within the Bureau. All you need to see as far as their validity is how the press has pulled a 180 in regard to those exposing internal problems. In the past, when Alexander Vindman or Rebekah Jones were challenged by their entities, the media defended them ardently. Today? The people exposing FBI malfeasance are said by the media to not be valid whistleblowers…according to the Bureau.


Another hit to the character of the FBI is revealed in a letter from the House Judiciary Committee to Director Christopher Wray. Penned by Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, and Bill Posey, they request that the committee be filled in on details specific to the investigation of the Capitol Hill pipe bombs located at the RNC and DNC headquarters in D.C. on the night before the January 6 riot. As Katie Pavlich wrote, there have been a number of requests made to Wray to attend briefings on this matter. He has, to date, rebuffed all requests:

We wrote to you on March 9, 2022, requesting a briefing about the status of the FBI's investigation into the pipe bombs placed near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on January 5, 2021. At the start of the 118th Congress, on January 17, 2023, we reiterated this request. To date, you have failed to comply. The Committee requested the briefing after we received a whistleblower disclosure from a senior FBI official that raised questions and concerns about the 'unusual' nature of the FBI’s investigative efforts and due to the FBI's failure to adequately respond to Rep. Bill Posey's September 2, 2021 request for a briefing on the investigation.
So, this is three times that Wray has steadfastly refused to attend briefings regarding this particular matter, predating the whistleblower revelations. But there has been more in this letter to raise serious concerns. The whistleblowers' indication that there were "unusual" investigative efforts points to the call from the D.C. location to all field offices across the country "to canvass all confidential human sources nationwide."


This hardly appears to be a targeted investigation when all offices are asked to question all sources to find…something. This request was put out a year after the pipe bombs were located. By appearances, this seems to be a face-saving move so that an indication of an investigation could be shown. But there is an even more questionable detail shown in the House letter.

Consider how all the J-6 defendants have been rounded up and sent to trial. Cell phone tracking, CCTV footage, and even crowd-sourced online investigations have been used to gather up hundreds of defendants. There are photos and numerous videos of the pipe bomb suspect, but there appear to be extremely detailed findings as well:

Your failure to comply with our request is particularly concerning given recent media reports regarding the pipe bomb investigation. According to at least one report from a former FBI agent who worked on the investigation, the FBI linked the suspected pipe bomber to a MetroRail SmarTrip Card that the subject used to travel through the Washington Metro system to a stop in Northern Virginia.
And the letter indicated the Bureau has even more than that:

The FBI used security camera footage from the Northern Virginia Metro stop to identify the license plate of a car that the individual entered. Still, the FBI has not identified the subject. One former FBI assistant director observed, 't just doesn't add up . . . [t]here's just too much to work with to not know who this guy is.'


On top of this established information that has led to nothing, there are also conflicting reports on the bombs themselves. The FBI has stated the pipe bombs were live and could have detonated, but a now-retired against who worked the case has stated that both devices found were inoperable.

There is quite a lot at play here that only leads to questions. The most revealing thing to come out of the FBI regarding this case is how Christopher Wray refuses to show up to provide any answers.
 

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