“I spoke to both. Both understand that no decision on recusal will be made until I return and weigh in.”

strategy and implementationThe Inspector General has McCabe’s text messaging.  The report contains this: “I spoke to both. Both understand that no decision on recusal will be made until I return and weigh in.”

Not surprising.

But why in the prior releases of text messages, they were all from Strzok and Page.  Not a single one was from McCabe.  What does that signify about Horowitz’ strategy and intentions?

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Wall Street Journal rang McCabe’s bell

Reading today’s report from Inspector General Horowitz.

McCabe’s misstep was responding to the hammering he was taking from Wall Street Journal concerning the Clinton Foundation investigation.

WSJ iconWSJ had McCabe’s frequency, and when they rang his bell, he cracked.  He instigated a leak to protect his own reputation and not to protect the public’s interest.  And he did so through by an unnamed source in the newspaper, not publicly.

So it was not Trump that broke McCabe.  It was the Wall Street Journal all along.

Judge X and the insurance policy

racer-xWho is Judge X?

Rep. Goodlatte said the slowdown in requested information from Dept. of Justice correlated to the Strzok & Page text messages coming out.  Those messages came out the day after Gen. Flynn’s plea, and a few days before Judge Contreras recused himself or was recused by currently unknown Judge X.  That’s where the connection is between Unguided Missile Mueller and the Steele/Clinton file.  Something there.

Also: how did Judge X figure out he had to recuse Contreras?  The lovebird Strzok & Page text messages in the newspapers?  Or does IG Horowitz also have to alert Conteras’ supervisory judge?  Have events dragged Judge Contreras into Horowitz and Huber’s net, along with Priestap, Strzok et al.?

Can Judge X see the connection between the unguided missile and the McCabe insurance policy?

Silver Blaze time: Why is Rosenstein still DAG and not supervising the cafeteria at Main Justice?

Just why is Rosenstein still DAG and not supervising the cafeteria at Main Justice?  According to former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, it is a long time since he miscreated the unguided missile named Mueller against the regulation of 28 CFR Sec. 600.1, viz.

The regulation does not permit the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel in order to determine whether there is a basis for a criminal investigation. To the contrary, the basis for a criminal investigation must pre-exist the appointment. It is the criminal investigation that triggers the special counsel, not the other way around. Rosenstein, instead, appointed a special counsel and unleashed him to sniff around and see if he could come up with a crime…

 

This seems an open, easily observable error by Rosenstein. But Rosenstein is still in the DAG office. The unguided missile is still roaming the skies at full power. Why is that?

I reckon that the writers at The Conservative Treehouse have bagged a crucial fact in “the Big Ugly” of FISA abuse/Russia-Russia-Russia: that several of the DOJ and FBI insiders have flipped, testifying to Inspector General Horowitz, keeping their employment intact but moved out of the way in places like FBI’s HR department.  Is that why Rosenstein is still in the DAG office?

  • Has he flipped, and is he helping the IG?
  • He is still in the DAG office, though, not running the cafeteria at Main Justice, so is there some tactical or strategic advantage to keeping Rosenstein in the DAG office?

It is curious.  Inquiring minds want to know. #SilverBlaze

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When did Priestap testify?

This unusual FISA abuse investigation has complexity, several things we civilians cannot see.

  1. FBI counterintelligence head, Bill Priestap, gave remarks that found their way into part 4 of  the Nunes memo.  However, he never testified in Congress.  How did that happen?  Did he get flipped?
  2. Ditto for the Department of Justice bigshot, Bruce Ohr.
  3. Some have conjectured that other FBI and Main Justice individuals have flipped.

The Conservative Treehouse has wrapped it all in a bundle.  The Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, and the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, did some wrestling and wrangling over the committee’s oversight.  Nunes threw Rosenstein and wrested an agreement that Priestap, Ohr and others would testify to the House committee in January.  However, they never happened.  Yet their words are in the Nunes memo.

FISA abuse wrapup

This unusual FISA abuse investigation has complexity, several things we civilians cannot see.

The master class: Trump’s practice of surprise and Shannon’s theory of communication

Trump’s practice of surprise and Shannon’s theory of communication

The Donald has been until now a master of running the establishment media’s agenda, whatever else you may like to say about him.

His press conference last night was a master class.  His comments about Charlottesville drove the establishment media into a nearly uncontrollable rage, for a very specific reason.  In the master class, his set of remarks about black mask/antifa was a “dog whistle” to the establishment media, a slug of un-dodge-able information that The Donald masterfully inserted into the broad communication channel known as “the national conversation.”

Information in the channel…

Information in the channel points us to the mathematical theory of communication, Claude Shannon’s most famous theory from his days at Bell Labs.  Shannon’s theory begins with the idea of information as a countable substance, as quantifiable as the volume of water in a pitcher or the number of apples growing on an apple tree.

For the basic quantity of information, some scientists use the term surprisal, and that is a nice term for informal conversation.  In colloquial terms, information is surprise.

The amount of surprise you experience depends on who is at the other end of the communication channel.  You, the observer, receive some amount of surprise from a sender, a source.  Are you talking to an honest mensch or a crooked gambler looking for a sucker?  In terms of throwing dice, is the source a pair of fair dice or a pair of crooked dice?

unfair dice

This pair of dice is going to come up 7’s frequently.

If the honest mensch is on the line, you are going to hear a random array of results: “The first roll is 3.   OK, the next roll came up snake eyes.  Let’s see: it’s a 7.  Next roll 8…”  And so on for the honest mensch.

The crooked gambler has his dice set up to come up 7’s at least 25% of the time, on average.  So, his first four transmissions down the phone line to you might be: “First roll, 3!  Come on, baby, next roll, 7!  OK, shoes for the baby…. LUCKY 7!  Let’s try another roll, come on: another 7!  We are on a lucky roll, man, but it can’t last.”  At which point, he asks you to increase your bet.

But if you are smart, you hang up the phone on the crooked gambler.  You hang up the phone, because there is no surprise in what he says.  Low surprise, low information.  (A completely fixed pair of dice, all fives and all twos, would be zero surprise, and Claude Shannon would say that the source bears zero information.)

The crooked gambler’s dice are going to come up 7 most of the time, just like some establishment news channels like CNN have recently been all Russia collusion, all the time.  Now, however, the blow up in Charlottesville permits them a new spiel, all white supremacy, all the time.

Thus CNN becomes Johnny One Note.

Johnny One Note is also known as Jack of No Surprises.

Jack of No Surprises is Jackie Zero, for zero information.

The rage of establishment media yesterday came from The Donald pushing information about black mask/antifa into their low information channel.  He did not back down.  Johnny One Note did cry a few tears of rage, like any 4-year old in a tantrum, but then they had to accommodate it.

In the master class, The Donald surprised Johnny One Note into exploring the octaves, using more of his channel’s capacity.  CNN et al. do have the capacity for a lot of information, if they choose to use it wisely.  There is a lot going on in the world they could be transmitting. more than just collusion and Charlottesville and other symbols of partisan rage.  CNN et al. have a job to do, and we civilians have to learn more about all of the imbecilic criminal neo-Nazi types in Charlottesville and what they tried to do there, so that we be vigilant for those who would corrupt or destroy our freedom here in the USA. CNN, get to it!

Judy Garland sings “Johnny One Note”

 

فُردو‎, have we got your attention yet?

Listening yet, you guys in فُردو‎?  Mr. GBU 43 wants to check with you.  How about, you, Outstanding Leader 영명한 동지?

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