Mueller’s Suspicious Grand Jury Leaks

We don’t normally interrupt our Sundays here at the ranch to put out a comment.  But there is a story over on BuzzFeed  (FBI Probe Of Paul Manafort Focuses On 13 “Suspicious” Wire Transfers) that should have both the Secret Service and the FBI up in arms.  Oh?  Where did the number of transfers come from?  Sounds like another effing Deep State leak to us.

While I have no quarrel with someone being an “investigative reporter” – been there, done that – the problem is not with the reporter but where the leaks of specific data come from?

It’s axiomatic for reporters that anything in the previous public record can be warmed-over, rehashed, and so forth.  That’s the journo job. But….

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When there are too many specifics – like a number of wire transfers and amounts and dates – that sounds more like a deliberate leak and THAT is where the FBI and the Secret Service ought to become keenly interested.

Sure, it’s one thing to sit outside a federal building and watch people come and go from a building where a Grand Jury is sitting.  That’s the nature of reporting.  And, it’s even fair to walk up to recognizable persons and ask them “What documents did you present?”  BTDT.

While the prosecutor (or in this case, leader of the fishing expedition) may have said “no talking about this” or whatever, it may not be binding.

On the other hand, unless we find out where the “13 wire transfers” data came from, there is plenty of reason to suspect that it might have been called-in from the sidelines by the Sour Grapes Team.  Remember them?  The ones that stole a fair vote from Bernie Sanders.

The question becomes more important when on the same weekend, the not-particularly-Trump supporting NY Post rolls with “Trump demands Republicans ‘DO SOMETHING’ in Twitter meltdown.”

See how the Hillary story, lying lawyers and all, has just “disappeared?”

As an side, remember the Post endorsed Trump, but we view that as an “endorsement of convenience” because the Hillaryite camp thought (and turns out not clearly) that they could easily beat Trump in the election.  Wrong-o.

When any organization lets loose with “The such-and-such has learned…”  any old reporter worth their salt will ask the one question the drive-bys of the me-too media are too under-trained, under-aged, and lacking the experience to question:

Who’s orchestrating all the leaks and under-the-table feeding of confidential information to bring down Trump?

We have some pretty good guesses.

So until tomorrow, we will be forced to sit in the persuasion gap – wondering why Mueller hasn’t called his former agency and started to interview, chew-ass, and jail the crooked leakers.

But then, that doesn’t seem to be Mueller’s agenda, does it?

Our fear remains this is being directed by embeds of the Deep State that are still on government payrolls.

The BuzzFeed story has this curious quote:

“One FBI agent who was actively involved in the investigation told BuzzFeed News it “lay dormant” for a while but was never closed.”

We want to know why that agent is still on the job?  Assuming there is such an agent….goes without saying.

Here, take a skeptical pill.  I think we’re going to need the whole bottle this week.

More Monday…

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Mueller’s Suspicious Grand Jury Leaks — 8 Comments

  1. There’s some speculation that its the defense attys leaking the upcoming Mueller indictment. Not sure though why they chose Buzzfeed, if the attys are the leaker…unless the payout was too good to pass up. All info has a value these days and too many people are willing to trade in that commodity even if it means destroying the hand that feeds them.

    All these so called victims of sex abuse are going to find themselves unemployable, as future employers fear they may become targets of future claims for the pettiest of perceived transgressions, like a handshake that could be claimed to last too long or a glance that hurt their feelings or made them feel like a piece of meat….

    Poor things. It must be awful to have made millions and then suddenly have to become a virtue warrior. My respect goes only to those who said no, didnt get the job, went public but nobody listened… because for those who looked the other way meant continued jobs and millions of $$..until it was fashiobable to all of a sudden believe they better jump on the virtue signaling train too. This will also eventually apply to our elected leaders who never stood up to the war drums being banged for wars against Iraq that didnt attack us or have any role in 911. Only two people said no to my knowledge. One senator and house member. We all know where those who voted yes took us.

  2. My fear is, as the economy tanks, the use of scurrilous and specious claims, will become common methods to destroy personal enemies and adversaries and be awarded financial gains, even at the street level that we all live on. It will be reminiscent of how the salem witch trials were used to exact revenge or covet something the accuser wants from their target. We see this happening with the pile on effect happening in the Weinstein claims. Sometimes claims will be legitimate, other times it will be made up or some harmless scenario will be turned into a vicious attack to give credibility to their trumped up claim. It will become a period of who can we trust and whose motives are vengefilled and out jealousy?

    Social media and the new journalist standards of creating scandal to seed the next story to fill the 24-7 airwaves, will be how the politics of personal destruction will be sown. Not pretty is it…

  3. The reason is because ‘human beings’ are involved that eventually things don’t work the way that they are supposed to . . .

    (Years ago, I was involved as an ‘interested party’ in a trial involving my late husband’s estate, and was waiting for the jury to finish deliberating. I wandered over to a window in the old courthouse and watched the ships go up and down the river via a window.

    But then I realized that could hear the conversation that was actually being said in the jury room as a result of the shape of the building – when my lawyer came over, I motioned for him to listen and not speak – I moved away from the window, and he followed. I then explained that this was a function of the shape of the courthouse – and that if we had talked at the window, they could have heard us. (I had read of this happening at other government buildings too, but this was just too freaky when it involved a room that was supposed to be private.))

    • “disappeared?”

      Hasn’t that been the process on every issue..
      who will benefit from them finding something even if they make it up. How many times do they have to push an agenda before it is believable. I remember a thing the grade school teacher did. we got in a circle and one person was to say one thing. this person was to repeat it to the next so on down the line .. at the end we got the end results of what was passed on.
      Even having someone on MSM threaten the life of a sitting president.
      It may all be coincidence but then Sunday it seemed like every channel I turned it to the female announcers were all dressed acted like and had hair styles that made me consider is this a subliminal message that MSM is pushing.
      In my opinion the puppet masters hate to loose fortunately the sitting president is fully able to and capable of hiring his own security forces. This also gives Congress another reason to do absolutely nothing at all since I was a young man it seems one side faces the wall on one side the other on the other side saying I can’t because..Yet.. we vote the same people in election after election..
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7fBwc803CI