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Lisa Page resigns, James Baker resigns, but no appearance on CNN yet

Not promoted to talking heads yet!

  • Lisa Page resigns from DOJ.  Nice.
  • James Baker resigns from DOJ. So tremendous.
  • No appearance on CNN yet?

 These two corruptocrats, I am sure they are ready for their closeup now, Mr. DeMille.

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Matthew Axelrod was PADAG in the summer of 2016?

“…we [OIG] found that in late October 2016, McCabe authorized Special Counsel and AD/OPA to discuss with [WSJ reporter] Barrett issues related to the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation (CF Investigation). In particular, McCabe authorized Special Counsel and AD/OPA to disclose to Barrett the contents of a telephone call that had occurred on August 12, 2016, between McCabe and the then-Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General (“PADAG”)… The disclosure to the WSJ effectively confirmed the existence of the CF Investigation…”

Matthew Axelrod was PADAG in summer of 2016, presumably the PADAG who jawboned the Clinton Foundation investigation over the phone with Andrew McCabe.

For the past few years, his lawyering career has been a DC revolving door between Department of Justice and various private DC law firms. Here is former PADAG Matthew Axelrod’s LinkedIn page.

 

“As of approximately 1 month later, McCabe had failed to execute and return the draft SSS.”

Stonewall.

In regard to the Wall Street Journal leak that McCabe had engineered, he let on that he was a victim.  He knew nothing about it.  This was during a private interview in which his interviewers from FBI Inspection Division (INSD) had him swear an oath.  They later drafted a statement for him to sign, an SSS, “signed sworn statement,” viz.

On 05/09/2017, [INSD-Section Chief] and [INSD-SSA1] provided me with a photocopy of a Wall Street Journal article, dated 10/30/2016, and requested I evaluate and assess the content of the first three paragraphs appearing on the last page for accuracy. My assessment of the referenced portion of the article is that it is basically an accurate depiction of an actual telephonic interaction I had with a Department of Justice (DOJ) executive. I do not know the identity of the source of the information contained in the article. Since this event, I have shared the circumstances of this interaction with numerous FBI senior executives and other FBI personnel. I gave no one authority to share any information relative to my interaction with the DOJ executive with any member of the media. I initialed a photocopy of the article, which is attached to my statement as Exhibit Number 5.

However, there was a little problem. The INSD twice emailed McCabe a draft of the signed sworn statement, but he never signed it. “McCabe did not sign the draft SSS and did not communicate with INSD regarding the draft SSS until August 18…”

Stonewalling the FBI.

Snake time

A snake.

“Two FBI Executives, NY-ADIC and the then-Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Division (“W-ADIC”), told us that they each received calls from McCabe rattlesnakeadmonishing them for leaks contained in the October 30 WSJ article about the CF Investigation. At no time did McCabe disclose to either of them that McCabe had authorized Special Counsel to disclose information about the CF Investigation to the WSJ reporter.”

McCabe beats up two ADICs about something he, McCabe, orchestrated through two other individuals.  Despicable.

And it gets worse.  McCabe “forgets,” just like Hillary Clinton: “McCabe told us that he did not recall calling either NY-ADIC or W-ADIC to reprimand them for leaks in the October 30 WSJ article.”

“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?

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.

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

Sherlock Holmes drawing by Sidney Paget at 2014 auction