Dear KMAG: 20200525 Open Topic

TrumpAtArlington

This Memorial Day Monday Open Thread is VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA/KMAG/KAG world (with KMAG being a bit of both).

This is a day when we honor our fallen warriors, who…along with their families…have sacrificed so much, so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have.

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Our Nation owes a debt of gratitude to our fallen warriors…and even though they do not ask for thanks, we can never thank them enough.

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With the Storm upon us…please Pray for our President.

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Wheatie’s Rules:

          1. No food fights.
          2. No running with scissors.
          3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

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For your listening enjoyment, I offer this composition from Dwayne Ford, titled ‘When Soldiers Come Home’:

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Walking in Arlington

By Bakocarl

Sometimes, for thought, I’ll take a walk
Where the heroes in Arlington lay.
And though they’re dead and buried,
Their silence has volumes to say.

Row after row of marble markers
Give voice to those under the sod,
A testament to their life and death
In ways known only to God.

Sometimes I come for perspective,
When nonsense has shaken my day.
Sometimes I come for solitude,
And sometimes to kneel and pray.

The sons and daughters of Arlington
Represent America’s best.
They stepped up and defended the gap,
Protecting the world’s oppressed.

Through all the ravages of war,
Through sweltering days and long dark nights,
They fought for freedom and justice,
Fixing the wrongs and setting things right.

Remember now, when you stand and pledge
Or hear our National Anthem played:
Our flag, our country and our God,
And the selfless price these heroes paid.

They kept the faith and fought the fight;
They gave their all to the very end.
And greater love has no one than this:
To lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

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Yes, it’s Monday…again.

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But it’s okay…it’s a Holiday.

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Wheatie’s Word of the Day:

Dauntless

‘Dauntless’ is an adjective that means…fearless, brave, resolute and incapable of being intimidated or discouraged.

‘Dauntless’ is a derivative of the word, ‘Daunt’, which is a seldom used verb that means…to frighten or intimidate, to discourage or shatter the courage of another.

‘Dauntless’ used in a sentence:

We are blessed to have dauntless individuals who volunteer to fight for our freedoms.

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458 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200525 Open Topic

    1. FTA:

      Bill Gates has emerged from the coronavirus crisis looking well, looking active, feeling bright.

      As the counterfeit nerd-hero of the authoritarian left, Gates has ascended to the top the amorphous globalist social hierarchy. He has joined the ranks of craven authoritarian despots like Xi Jinping and CIA stooge John Brennan in stature and influence.

      Gates’ bread and butter in the social manipulation game is his slightly effeminate demeanor, coupled with an assuming pair of scholarly-looking spectacles. No psychopath has ever profited from the “nice guy benefit of the doubt” as lucratively as professional con artist Bill Gates.

      For psychological and sociological reasons that we’ll begin to explore, the public generally gives the good-guy benefit of the doubt to nerds – the default assumption being that they don’t lie or scheme. Through the furnace of social ostracization and ridicule, they are believed to have forged an iron compassion that they carry on in their altruistic pursuits for the greater good.

      American pop culture is filled to the brim with the archetype of the spirited pocket protector-clad nerd with a can-do attitude – an unexpected hero in times of trouble.

      People, often desperately, desire someone or something – anything, in the face of creeping nihilism that penetrates our collective psyches — to believe in. Hollywood assures them through screenplay that the savior they’ve been looking for is really just the neighborhood nerd. Enter Peter Parker: one part helpful nerd, one part spider, 100% hero. Enter Hermione Granger from the wild world of wizarding: one part sex puppet, one part book-toting witch scholar, and, also, 100% hero.

      Enter Bill Gates, the bespectacled bastion of wisdom that we are now expected to ritually obey in this time of crisis. When he isn’t giving polio to impoverished African children in the form of oral vaccines, he dispenses his philanthropy in the form of instructions about how the American peasantry should live life.

      The corporate media expects to grovel in gratitude when Gates tell us how to be more of a hero like him: “We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”

      How enlightened! What progressive entity in the historical record could have thought of creating a better future through the alleviation of suffering – well, other than Jesus, the Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Jordan Peterson, Mother Teresa, that guy from U2, other billionaires like Mike Bloomberg who need good PR for their political campaigns, the Prophet Mohammed when he wasn’t beheading his enemies, Karl Marx, every American who has ever volunteered in a soup kitchen, etc.

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      1. After seeing how this creep just knifed HCQ and vets in the back through Tedros and Xi, on Memorial Day, on purpose, I want to see him in GITMO awaiting the world’s vaccine against BILL GATES.

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  1. Please, be sure all hand held electronic devices are in airplane mode. (That’s not the right verbiage, but it’s part of the spiel now. Yes, some of us DO pay attention, at least every third flight.)

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  2. Coldeadhands
    “Doubtless, this is Tedros’ & W.H.O.’s response to Potus’ rebuke of withholding & reducing funding from their corrupt organization. I’m certain the President is paying attention…Wait for the punchback.”

    ….

    I replied:

    OOOOoooh, I just had a really nasty thought. If Sec Alex Azar doesn’t get off his duff and straighten out the FDA, CDC, NIH and the rest, he may find himself BOOTED and Ambassador Grennell put in his place as Acting Sec of the Department.

    “The Department of Health and Human Services oversees 11 agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).” — WIKI

    ….
    I said that 1/2 in jest and then I looked at Azar

    Azar DOES NOT give me the warm and Fuzzies:

    From WIKI

    Alex Michael Azar II is an American attorney, former pharmaceutical industry lobbyist

    ▶️ He was also Chairman of the White House Coronavirus Task Force from its inception in January 2020 to February 2020, when he was replaced by Vice President Mike Pence.◀️ [Makes me think POTUS is NOT happy with Azar.]

    Azar served as General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2001 to 2005. On July 22, 2005, he was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services; he served in that capacity until his January 2007 resignation….

    From 2012 to 2017, Azar was President of the U.S. division of Eli Lilly and Company, a major drug company, and a member of the board of directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, a large pharmaceutical trade association.

    He earned a J.D. degree at the Yale Law School in 1991, where he served as a member of the executive committee of the Yale Law Journal….

    From 1992 to 1993, he served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. [So that is a plus]

    In April 2009, Azar became Vice President of Lilly’s U.S. Managed Healthcare Services organization and its Puerto Rico affiliate.[19] In 2009, the company paid $1.415 billion to settle criminal charges regarding its promotion of antipsychotic drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) for off-label uses between 1999 and 2005.[18]

    Effective January 1, 2012, Azar became President of Lilly USA, LLC, the largest division of Eli Lilly and Company, and was responsible for the company’s entire operations in the United States.[19] Prices for drugs rose substantially under Azar’s leadership, including the tripling of the cost of the company’s top-selling insulin drug. Also under Azar’s watch, Eli Lilly was one of three companies accused in a class-action lawsuit of exploiting the drug pricing system to increase profits for insulin. Eli Lilly was also fined in Mexico for colluding on the price of insulin.[20][21] In connection with the position, Azar served on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, a pharmaceutical lobby….

    In January 2017, Azar resigned from Eli Lilly….”

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    1. Well – you can bet PDJT knows about all that.

      However, it’s under President Trump and Azar that the drug price reductions have taken place.

      And the transparency in hospital pricing has taken place.

      Azar has, so far, seemed to be behind PDJT policies, goals, agendas 100%.

      AND – if he ain’t – he’s gone. We know that for sure.

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      1. I just wish he would put a boot in the behind of the FDA and get Zinc + HCQ + Zpak approved as a treatment. The trials in New York should have been finished and written up by EASTER for crying out loud!

        MAR 22, 2020 Coronavirus drug trials to begin in N.Y. state, Cuomo says
        “New York State is about to begin testing drugs for treatment of coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo said Sunday.

        The feds have given the state 70,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine, 10,000 doses of zithromax and 750,000 doses of chloroquine. Testing will kick off Tuesday, Cuomo said…..

        ….

        April 5, 2020 Thousands of NY COVID patients are being treated with anti-malarial drug
        “As many as 4,000 seriously ill coronavirus patients in New York are being treated with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, state health officials say….”

        April 6, 2020 NY Health Officials Studying Anti-Malarial Drug Touted by Trump As Coronavirus Treatment

        New York’s health department has treated “4,000 patients to date” with doses of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug promoted by President Trump, to study its effectiveness against coronavirus, officials said.

        Officials told the New York Post that DOH has shipped doses of hydroxychloroquine to 56 hospitals across New York, with patients receiving doses over durations of either four- or ten-day regimens.

        The University of Albany’s School of Public Health is observing the drug’s impact on the patients, with preliminary results weeks away. “Time is of the essence,’’ Albany’s public-health dean, David Holtgrave, said in a statement. Holtgrave is on the state’s research team.

        New York University’s Langone Medical School is conducting its own random trial to see if the drug has preventive characteristics, and is using 2,000 volunteers that have been exposed to someone who have a confirmed or pending coronavirus diagnosis.

        “If everything goes as planned, the eight-week trial could provide answers by summer on whether a preventive dose of the drug is safe and effective,’’ NYU Langone said in a press release. “If so, the strategy could give health officials a much needed boost in slowing person-to-person transmission.”…

        It has been 62 days so that eight weeks was up last Tuesday!

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  3. Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) Tweeted:
    Just heard back from @CAgovernor @GavinNewsom.

    ALL retail stores statewide will now be able to reopen for in-store shopping under the same rules Target and Walmart have been able to operate under throughout this crisis.

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    1. Wow, it appears that Col. West really had a number done on him.
      Now to find out if this accident was perhaps more along the lines of a “hit job”.
      All best wishes and Good Energy to him.

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        1. You’re dealing with the “no sparrow shall fall” school of political watching. Anything that happens must have been planned, either by the good guys, or the bad guys.

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  4. THOUGHTS OF AN OLD SOLDIER
    As my next heart beat grows further from my first
    and closer to my last.
    I look back into the years
    and to those friends left in my past.

    Old soldiers whose years now pass. Each day
    our faces wrinkle our hands callous
    our hair turns a shade of gray.

    Our dearest friends grow old no more
    Their hair will never gray
    They age no more
    Not a hour nor a day

    They feel no pain since the day they fell.
    Their brows will never crease
    with worry or some horrid pain.
    Our memories of them will never cease.
    a promise made years ago as we stood in the rain.

    I visited my friends and yes I stood tall
    But no matter how much I tried
    I broke and cried
    As I knew those names upon the Wall.

    SFC Thomas E. Ward USAR RET
    66-67

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  5. She almost kills her dog and lies to police!?!?!

    KAREN UNLEASHED! Crazed Woman Calls Police on Black Man, Chokes Her Dog After Same Man Told Her to Put a Leash on It… Update: Choked Dog Has an Instagram Account!

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/karen-unleashed-crazed-woman-calls-police-black-man-chokes-dog-man-told-put-leash-update-choked-dog-instagram-account/

    They already posted her name, where she works and video to the dog adoption site. Twitter works fast.

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  6. In Your Honor

    Unselfishly, you left your fathers and your mothers,
    You left behind your sisters and your brothers.
    Leaving your beloved children and wives,
    You put on hold, your dreams-your lives.
    On foreign soil, you found yourself planted
    To fight for those whose freedom you granted.
    Without your sacrifice, their cause would be lost
    But you carried onward, no matter the cost.

    Many horrors you had endured and seen.
    Many faces had haunted your dreams.
    You cheered as your enemies littered the ground;
    You cried as your brothers fell all around.

    When it was over, you all came back home,
    Some were left with memories to face all alone;
    Some found themselves in the company of friends
    As their crosses cast shadows across the land.

    Those who survived were forever scarred
    Emotionally, physically, permanently marred.
    Those who did not now sleep eternally
    ‘Neath the ground they had given their lives to keep free.

    With a hand upon my heart, I feel The pride and respect; my reverence is revealed
    In the tears that now stream down my upturned face
    As our flag waves above you, in her glory and grace.
    Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave
    Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid.
    Every day, I give my utmost admiration
    To those who had fought to defend our nation.
    ~ Author Unknown ~

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  7. From Pulpit & Pen:

    Q-Anon and Conspiracy Theories
    Tim Hurd, May 21, 2020
    https://biblethumpingwingnut.com/2020/05/21/q-anon/

    On this episode, JD explains how churches that canceled for coronavirus excommunicated themselves and what to do if your church canceled. He then moved on to discuss conspiracy theories and Q-Anon and asks what’s so bad about being inquisitive and why Ed Stetzer and the Gospel Coalition want to control your information consumption.

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    1. Starts around 23:20 talking about Joe Carter’s career at TGC where he had no credentials but can look up articles on Wikipedia and go on random opining.

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  8. Above Duchess posted a Praying Medic video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5pqNhjTKk

    If you can not watch the whole thing I suggest you watch:

    ~33 –> 36 minutes on just how the CDC scares the heck out of us so we will be DRIVEN to take UNSAFE FLU SHOTS! The Flu only kills ~ 1,300 PNEUMONIA KILLS 50 to 60 thousand. (One year it was as little as ~250 people)

    The second critical message is ~38 minutes –> 44 minutes. After listening to that it occurs to me the maneuver by Justice Sullivan is ALL ABOUT TYING UP FLYNN SO HE CAN NOT TALK period. Flynn must have some really explosive info about Russia & Iran and Sullivan is very frantically trying to run out the clock by any means that he can.

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    1. I wish someone could explain why Flynn cannot talk. He is posting on his twatter account so it can’t be a court order. AFAIC he could have picked up the phone and called anybody he wanted and said whatever he wanted.

      So …?

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      1. Actually he barely has been posting on Twatter. A few thank yous and that is about it. His family (brother & sister) have been the ones who have been twitting
        SEE: https://twitter.com/GenFlynn/

        We do not know if he is under a gag order or not. He very likely is/was under a President Obama gag order. As to what would happen if he starts talking? THINK MANAFORT and solitary confinement.

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        1. “We do not know if he is under a gag order or not. He very likely is/was under a President Obama gag order.”

          ______________

          And what is the penalty for violating a ‘gag’ order?

          I sure hope President Trump’s pardon power is strong enough to pardon any such ‘violation’.

          More to the point, how can any ‘gag order’ be lawful, if it was issued by someone (Hussein) in the furtherance of a crime (too many to list) or the COVERUP of a crime (again, too many to list)?

          An unlawful order is an unlawful order.

          Whether Adolf Hitler gives it, or whether the Hussein gives it.

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      2. Flynn is needed as a WITNESS in a good many trials…

        If he is not considered credible… he can’t be a witness… as long as there is no resolution wrt his case, his testimony can’t be used. He is in essence being held as a political prisoner as long as this farce goes on. Sullivan is a traitor.

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    2. “Flynn must have some really explosive info about Russia & Iran and Sullivan is very frantically trying to run out the clock by any means that he can.”

      ___________

      Then he better talk to whomever he needs to talk to, and stop allowing the enemy to dictate terms based on the corrupt system they clearly control.

      His duty to his country, to the survival of the Republic, is roughly INFINITELY higher than his duty to any so-called ‘gag order’ or other legal threat against himself or anyone else.

      Which of course he knows.

      If the only thing holding him back was a stupid ‘gag order’, he certainly would not allow the Republic to be lost over it.

      And he certainly knows that DJT would pardon him, if that was the only way.

      So why is he playing along with the farce?

      The only reason that makes sense to me is because playing along, at least to this point, is exactly according to plan.

      Because if it wasn’t, he wouldn’t.

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  9. An crazy Never Trumper was trying to make wild claims about President Trump and his religious views. He even went so far as to say that President Trump would only go to church the exact number of times it took to outdo Obama if Obama’s church attendance #s were known.

    I posted early on this thread: “Does anyone know a site that tracks church attendance of presidents like the many sites that track # of times they play golf? Would like to compare Obama and President Trump’s church attendance.”

    Will I didn’t find the answer to that question…yet. If I took the time, I could find the tally from their schedules…I was just hoping someone had already done so.

    However, in reply to my post, was this comment/question: “I would like to see George Washington’s numbers. I’ll bet people would be surprised how low they were.”

    Odd thing to say and unusual for casual comments so contrary to truth and facts to appear on this blog.

    Always willing to help when it comes to facts, if I can and if I know them, I am happy to share the below & I know my fellow commenters here always want the facts.

    No, one would NOT “be surprised how low they were”.

    Why? He attended church Every possible Sunday and is well known for being a dedicated Christian, church attendee and supporter. Why would anyone think otherwise, esp. to the point of posting that we would be surprised that he didn’t attend church very often?

    Leftists have been dedicated to erasing the religiousosity of our Founding Fathers. While not all were faithful, dedicated Christians, much less regular church attendees, most were. Don’t fall for leftist’s efforts to erase and tamper with our US history.

    “When they were at Mount Vernon, the Washingtons had pews in and attended services at two nearby churches (the Mount Vernon estate was so large that it was located in two Anglican parishes): Pohick Church in Truro Parish in Fairfax County, which was about 7 miles from Mount Vernon and Christ Church in Fairfax Parish in the city of Alexandria, which was about 10 miles from home. During the Revolution, when Washington was away from home for eight years, he regularly attended services held by military chaplains, and also with local civilian congregations. As president, between 1789 and late 1790, he worshipped at St. Paul’s Chapel and at Trinity Church both in Manhattan. From the time the government moved to Philadelphia in late 1790, until his retirement in March of 1797, the Washingtons went to services at both St. Peter’s Church and Christ Church, both in Philadelphia. Often when he was traveling, Washington would stop for services at whatever church was nearby, regardless of its denomination. Over the course of his life, he is known to have attended services at churches associated with the following Christian groups: Presbyterians, Quakers, Roman Catholics, Congregationalists, Baptists, and Dutch Reformed….
    In addition to attending church services, Washington was elected to serve as a vestryman at both Fairfax Parish and Truro Parish. Although that first position lasted only a brief time, Washington was an active vestryman at Truro Parish from 1762 until the beginning of his role in the American Revolution in 1775…”
    https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/religion/george-washington-and-religion/

    “George Washington was one of the founding members of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, buying pew No. 5 when the church opened in 1773 and attending for more than two decades whenever he rode north from Mount Vernon to do business in town.
    This weekend, the church announced it was pulling down a memorial plaque to its onetime vestryman and the country’s first president, saying he and another famous parishioner, Robert E. Lee, have become so controversial that they are chasing away would-be parishioners.”
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/27/george-washingtons-church-tear-down-memorial-honor/

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      1. Good grief the whole darn country has been under modified quarantine for TWO MONTHS when 14 days to a month were more than enough.

        With luck people will ignore these would be petty hitlers that let power corrode their brains.

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    1. I’m starting to think the Page clan needs to stay out of politics and govt service altogether. Far too many Pages in the news the last couple of years.

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    1. GAFL…I think the red hats signify the military band. Embers….I kind of remember the person playing taps was wearing a red hat…also The one playing the drums for the cadence. Just a guess…

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      1. That is the commander of the US Army Herald Trumpets.

        From Wikipedia….

        “The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets is a musical ensemble of the United States Army chiefly responsible for signaling the approach of the President of the United States at state occasions with entrance and exit fanfares. The unit is also charged with providing general public duties support in the Military District of Washington and beyond.

        The unit’s winter ceremonial uniform consists of a blue blouse with choker collar….while the cover is a red peaked hat that represents the red coats U.S. Army musicians historically wore on the field of battle to distinguish them from non-musicians.”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Herald_Trumpets

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  11. .
    https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/fbi-documents-put-barack-obama-obamagate-narrative

    Agents fretted that sharing Flynn intel with departing Obama White House would become fodder for “partisan axes to grind”.

    QUOTE:

    “J Just 17 days before President Trump took office in January 2017, then-FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok texted bureau lawyer Lisa Page, his mistress, to express concern about sharing sensitive Russia probe evidence with the departing Obama White House.

    Strzok had just engaged in a conversation with his boss, then-FBI Assistant Director William Priestap, about evidence from the investigation of incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, codenamed Crossfire Razor, or “CR” for short.

    The evidence in question were so-called “tech cuts” from intercepted conversations between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to the texts and interviews with officials familiar with the conversations.

    Strzok related Priestap’s concerns about the potential the evidence would be politically weaponized if outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper shared the intercept cuts with the White House and President Obama, a well-known Flynn critic.

    “He, like us, is concerned with over sharing,” Strzok texted Page on Jan. 3, 2017, relating his conversation with Priestap. “Doesn’t want Clapper giving CR cuts to WH. All political, just shows our hand and potentially makes enemies.”

    Page seemed less concerned, knowing that the FBI was set in three days to release its initial assessment of Russian interference in the U.S. election.

    “Yeah, but keep in mind we were going to put that in the doc on Friday, with potentially larger distribution than just the DNI,” Page texted back.

    Strzok responded, “The question is should we, particularly to the entirety of the lame duck usic [U.S Intelligence Community] with partisan axes to grind.”

    READ MORE: https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/fbi-documents-put-barack-obama-obamagate-narrative

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