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originally posted by: FlyingFox
To answer for myself, then extended to the group... Didn't everybody else assume these tasks were fraught with complications? Also assume that a lot of timetables were artificially created feints, as well as crumbs of purported frazzle-style videos. It's right there in the name: Frazzle!
Like Q says, it's just a ride-along at this point. We are simply watching things unfold.
originally posted by: CoramDeo
a reply to: dashen
It would be nice to see points and counterpoints made in the private group consolidated into mini vingettes that could then be posted into the megathread for further discussion.
Instead of indexing it sets the stage for conversation, and allows members from the private group to continue the conversation with a wider audience, pro or con.
The FBI fell in love with their source. The information Christopher Steele was providing so perfectly fit into a narrative of collusion and conspiracy by the Republican presidential candidate and his staff that it was impossible to ignore, and almost too good to check. They tried to check it—desperately, I would guess—yet, according to those who have read the four separate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) packets on Carter Page, they were never able to verify the information he provided.
There are two paths available when facing this situation. You can either dump your source and alert the intelligence community of your inability to verify the source’s information, or you can ignore the flashing red lights and rationalize the inconsistencies.
This information made sense, after all. It was explosive, it was sensational, and it was damning. If it was true, the ramifications—to the election, to the Trump team, to the nation, and to the FBI—were mind-boggling. To again paraphrase Deputy Assistant Director Strzok, we’re talking impeachment here.
They call it raw, unevaluated intelligence for a reason: the interrogator collects it, and the analysts assess its veracity.
I say all of this to tell you that the worst possible scenario for a debriefer engaged in an extended series of interviews with a subject is to fall in love with the source. By “fall in love” I mean to allow your excitement at the possibility that what he is telling you is true to overcome your responsibility to recognize, counter, and report red flags and blinking lights that may suggest your source is being less than forthcoming, or even lying.
I'd like to think that many of us were both of these hats, interrogator (someone posts something they find) and analyst (we argue the merit of the information or the source), WRT to what is posted here.
originally posted by: liveandlearn
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: dashen
a reply to: daskakik
seems like a stretch with that many sealed actions there are going to be waves of arrests in those arenas the likes of which have never been seen[
We know that President Trump 1.) Thinks BIGLY and 2.) Has been planning to clean-up political and corporate corruption, along with child traffickers, for at least 2 decades.
Considering to amt of indictments and that many of them may include multiple persons from the lower levels to the top, it is not difficult to understand why the US would need another expanded Federal prison.
Remember when Sessions and Rosenstein visited Fox report
Talk about justice, that would be it and very humiliating.