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Devin Nunes Met With Witness Erik Prince While Pretending to be Uninvolved

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posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:00 PM
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The transcript of Erik Prince's testimony to the House Intel Committee was released yesterday and there was an interesting admission. To put this all in proper context, I'll provide a brief timeline of events. For the sake of brevity, I'll start at Flynn's resignation. You still may wish to skip down to the second post where I'll introduce the new items.

Feb 13th - National Security Advisor Flynn resigns.

Feb 14th - NY Times publishes article detailing previously undisclosed contacts between Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Following the publication of the article, the White House reaches out to Rep. Devin Nunes, Sen. Richard Burr and others, asking them to downplay media reports. Burr and Nunes both admit that at the request of the WH, they contacted reporters directly to push WH narratives.


A spokesman for Nunes said that he had already begun speaking to reporters to challenge the story and that, “at the request of a White House communications aide, Chairman Nunes then spoke to an additional reporter and delivered the same message.”


In case you've forgotten/didn't know, Richard Burr is the Senate Intelligence Committee Chair. Let that sink in for a minute. Two of the four committee chairs of committees conducting these "Russia probes" took marching orders from a WH communications aide and dutifully contacted multiple reporters to spread the WH narrative while heading up investigations.

Feb 27th - House Intel Committee members agree to scope of probe.

Mar 4th - President Trump makes "wiretapping" tweet.

Mar 15th - President Trump teases "interesting items coming to the forefront" to be submitted by WH in interview with Tucker Carlson.

Mar 20th - FBI Director Comey confirms FBI investigation into Russian meddling, says he's seen no evidence of illegal wiretapping.

Mar 21st - After receiving a call on his cell, Nunes abruptly exits Uber, leaving aide. It's later discovered that after receiving the call, Nunes traveled to the WH to be briefed by Michael Flynn protege and NSC official, Ezra Cohen-Watnick.

Mar 22nd - Nunes holds impromptu press conversation to launch "unmasking narrative." Then claims to have gone to the WH to brief President Trump on the information he'd actually received from the Trump administration the night before. Earlier that morning, he reported briefed Speaker Ryan.

Mar 23rd - Sean Spicer denies that Nunes received the information from the administration.

Mar 24th - Nunes cancels open hearings including Sally Yates, former DNI Clapper and former CIA Director Brennan.

Mar 27th - Nunes claims that he was contacted by an intelligence officer and the WH was chosen as the location for the meet because of its SCIF.

Mar 28th - Nunes says he will not reveal sources to committee members.

Mar 29th - Ryan says Nunes characterized sources as "whistle-blower types."

Mar 30th - NY Times reveals sources were actually Cohen-Watnick and Michael Ellis, a lawyer at the White House Counsel’s Office who was previously a counsel for the House Intel Committee (Nunes's committee).

Apr 6th - Amid announcement of ethics investigation, Nunes makes production of fake recusing himself.

Nunes, as a member of the Trump transition team, should have recused himself from day 1. That said, as we can see again in March, Nunes was at the beck and call of the administration and cooperated with the WH to push their narrative while supposedly leading an investigation that principally involved the administration. Furthermore, the administration lied about their involvement and unless Speaker Ryan is lying, Nunes appears to have misled Speaker Ryan about the same.




posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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May 17th - House Intel Committee sends letters, emails an faxes to Erik Prince, requesting that he provide documents and give testimony to House Intel Committee. Prince claims in his testimony that he never received any of the correspondences.

May 31st - Erik Prince's op-ed about Afghanistan is published in the Wall Street Journal

This is important as Erik Prince used that as frame of reference for when he met with Nunes. The following excerpts are from around page 13 and I believe it was 82 of the transcript of Prince's testimony, published by the committee here.

In response to a question early on about communications from the committee, Prince first mentions being contacted by Kash Patel and then admits that he had met with Nunes prior:

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Towards the end of the testimony, he was asked to clarify some details:

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Here Prince claims that the meeting was "about Afghanistan" and that it was he (Prince) who initiated the conversation about "unmasking" and not Nunes:

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So Erik Prince claims that he missed the various communications from the House Intel Committee in mid-May, requesting that he produce documents and provide testimony but sometime in the immediate aftermath of his May 31st WSJ op-ed, he was going to meetings at the White House and then had a meeting in Nunes's office about Afghanistan where Nunes talked to him about testifying in another investigation?

And we're supposed to believe that they talked about Afghanistan, talked about the "unmasking" narrative fed to Nunes by the admin (a lawyer for the WH counsel and Flynn's protege who was a NSC official) and nowhere during this in person meeting did Nunes discuss him appearing for the very same committee about the Russian probe that Nunes has been working to subvert while leading it and pretending to step away from it until it's otherwise convenient for him to assert that he never actually recused himself?

Who really believes that? I'll leave you with this from the end of June:


"When I temporarily stepped aside from leading the investigation, that's exactly what it means: It doesn't mean I wasn't going to be involved, it doesn't mean I wasn't going to be fully read in," Nunes said in an interview.

Nunes blasted news outlets for reporting that he had recused himself from the probe, when he said he had only stepped aside. But Monday marked the first time he explained the difference between the two terms, and what it means for the House Russia investigation.
"I can do whatever I want, I'm the chairman of the committee," Nunes said. "I voluntarily, temporarily stepped aside from leading the investigation."


This is just one more incident in a pattern of behavior that strongly suggests that Devin Nunes is an ethically bankrupt shill for the Trump administration who has worked tirelessly, at the behest and direction of the White House, to subvert even his own committee's investigation.
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posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian
Maybe this is the way you need to operate to fight the deep state.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: theantediluvian
Maybe this is the way you need to operate to fight the deep state.



You're going to have to get a lot dirtier than that to defeat these swamp creatures.


Just think suicide by shotgun to the back of the head dirty...






posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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Now watch a new development in the next day or two nullify this. It's going to continue seesawing back and forth endlessly. I thought you guys would have sniffed that out by now, but I guess a tiny "victory" a day is enough to obsess over it for months at a time.

Nothing we do will change the investigation process and in the end the investigation will come up empty handed just like every other breaking bombshell investigation over the past year plus. Put your mental energy into things that will actually make a difference in something, not this charade that is dragged out over months and months and made public for the simple reason of distraction.
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posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
hey, people got an axe t grind, let them grind it. Its not hurting you right? You already know its all a circus, and no matter how times I mention it with direct correlation to the Global Engagement Center and the NDAA 2017, they will continue to grind that axe. You have your entertainment, others have theirs.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Even befor this thread I thought Nunes probably shouldn't be involved, this further ads to that.

Does nunes have sole authority over his committee? In other words, can he block access to info, or otherwise have control over the committee that could lead to other committee members not being able to view relevant info?

I admit to not knowing all the details of how these committees work.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Devin Nunes is getting close to the truth about the whole FBI tempering with the HRC investigations. They are afraid oh they are very afraid. Too bad he isn't going to stop digging. Do you really still deny the stonewalling was out of bs reasons to protect Hillary at all costs Ante? Seriously?



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: theantediluvian

Even befor this thread I thought Nunes probably shouldn't be involved, this further ads to that.

Does nunes have sole authority over his committee? In other words, can he block access to info, or otherwise have control over the committee that could lead to other committee members not being able to view relevant info?

I admit to not knowing all the details of how these committees work.



HRC had parts of the FBI working for her to get scot free. I have no problem if Nunes is doing the same now to bring her finally down. Just use Nunes and after that he can retire or whatever. You can't stop the deep state by playing fair. They have to be brought down by any means necessary.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: Perfectenemy

originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: theantediluvian

Even befor this thread I thought Nunes probably shouldn't be involved, this further ads to that.

Does nunes have sole authority over his committee? In other words, can he block access to info, or otherwise have control over the committee that could lead to other committee members not being able to view relevant info?

I admit to not knowing all the details of how these committees work.



HRC had parts of the FBI working for her to get scot free. I have no problem if Nunes is doing the same now to bring her finally down. Just use Nunes and after that he can retire or whatever. You can't stop the deep state by playing fair. They have to be brought down by any means necessary.


I trngly disagree.

I am against corruption more than either hillary or trump.

They should not be doing the very thing they are complaining about the other side doing.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Yeah, I always thought Nunes is a dirty snake... A real swamp creature.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

No.

Right is right.

What you are suggesting is to continue the partisanship.

No. That isn't how we should proceed, and you should have a lot of problems with the way Nunes has behaved.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Perfectenemy

No.

Right is right.

What you are suggesting is to continue the partisanship.

No. That isn't how we should proceed, and you should have a lot of problems with the way Nunes has behaved.


I don't care. Arrest him after it's done. I want them all gone and i would even sacrifice Trump to achieve that goal. After all is said and done there won't be much left of the Dems and GOP same goes for the intelligence branches. The USA is infected with a disease that needs to be burned out with a flamethrower. Obama abused his powers like crazy and apparently nobody batted an eye. Just take the use of the IRS as his political enforcers for instance. How wasn't that investigated when he was still the president? I know people won't like it if you open the floodgates but this is going on for far too long. Justice for all or justice for none. It's a cause worth dying for.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

Right is right. You don't sacrifice people. If Trump has done wrong, he needs to be held to account.

If you sell out your ethics to ostensibly "drain the swamp" you become the swamp. Staring into the abyss....



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Perfectenemy

Right is right. You don't sacrifice people. If Trump has done wrong, he needs to be held to account.

If you sell out your ethics to ostensibly "drain the swamp" you become the swamp. Staring into the abyss....


I fear at this point it's the only way. I'm not happy about it but i'm not against it either. I like Trump but if he is guilty then he has to go too. That's what i meant with sacrifice. The swamp has no ethics and plays by its own set of rules. Most people are just too afraid that they end up dead if they do the right thing. You know who wasn't afraid? Andrew #ing Breitbart and Seth Rich. They basically sacrificed themselves to tell us their stories and who listened in the end? People that are deemed conspiracy nutjobs like me. The thing is we alone can't change anything. We need someone higher up to stand up and yell that we don't take it anymore. I truly believe Trump is the last chance the USA has left. However if he does nothing to end them all then all hope is lost.

It's not only about ending corruption. It's about sex trafficking,child abuse,extortion,blackmail,murder and the list goes on. The USA needs to be cleansed. Trump becoming president showed us that the corruption is practically everywhere. It's not just the USA btw. I'm convinced that Germany is also infested. The whole Merkel vs Schulz thing was a sham right from the start. He didn't even try to win the election.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Jeremy Scahill and the intercepted have been doing a good job keeping an eye on Erik Prince. He also authored "Blackwater: The Rise Of The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army", a very good read.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Just for the sake of brevity, I will only point out that we'd be reading an equally outraged "OMFG, Nunes talked Russiagate with a witness prior to testimony!!!" manifesto had Nunes mentioned the document request to Prince during a meeting involving Afghanistan. The take away? This is a personal beef and these people can do no right in the eyes of those determined to somehow justify their blind hatred. It's a trash picking exercise in every sense of the word at this point. Find a postage card for a Playboy magazine subscription advertisement in the bottom of some guy's trash can, underneath a banana peel and an empty Meisterbrau can and obviously the guy is a sexist pig who reads Playboy... when the guy proves that's ridiculous and the card came in the mail only to be thrown away by him, then the narrative turns to "OMFG, you didn't recycle that can, you, you, you MONSTER!!!" and now we're hammering him for killing the planet.

Where are the elephants and unicycling bears at this circus?



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Perfectenemy

No.

Right is right.

What you are suggesting is to continue the partisanship.

No. That isn't how we should proceed, and you should have a lot of problems with the way Nunes has behaved.


In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king. Currently, Nunes is one of the few individuals who can see, albeit without full depth perception. As a result he's fairly low on the list of problems DC needs to eradicate. Maybe one day in the future, but you replace the leaking roof and structurally failing framework before you paint a house and install new carpeting.



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: theantediluvian

Just for the sake of brevity, I will only point out that we'd be reading an equally outraged "OMFG, Nunes talked Russiagate with a witness prior to testimony!!!" manifesto had Nunes mentioned the document request to Prince during a meeting involving Afghanistan. The take away? This is a personal beef and these people can do no right in the eyes of those determined to somehow justify their blind hatred. It's a trash picking exercise in every sense of the word at this point. Find a postage card for a Playboy magazine subscription advertisement in the bottom of some guy's trash can, underneath a banana peel and an empty Meisterbrau can and obviously the guy is a sexist pig who reads Playboy... when the guy proves that's ridiculous and the card came in the mail only to be thrown away by him, then the narrative turns to "OMFG, you didn't recycle that can, you, you, you MONSTER!!!" and now we're hammering him for killing the planet.

Where are the elephants and unicycling bears at this circus?


Yea, when the left side of our political system uses the head of BlackWater as an excuse to attack the President, I think most of us can smell the desperation!

I have NO confidence in truth coming forth from government sanctioned mercenary forces such as Academia! Or what name are they going by now????

Sounds like a stand up guy!



Prince currently heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group and is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group Ltd. He lives in both Middleburg, Virginia[1] and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


Source



posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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Well it appears Nunes has been cleared by the ethics committee and can now return to the helm of the Russia investigation. Looking for source now but it’s just breaking.

www.politico.com...
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