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Dept of Justice finds Quid-Pro-Quo Collusion Between the FBI - CNN - NYTimes.

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posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 01:17 AM
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October 9, 2019

There is a full report on "arrangements" between the FBI and Mainstream Media coming soon from the DOJ's Office of Inspector General.

But for now, here is one example that is representative of will be the exposure of many improper incidents of DOJ/FBI COLLUDING with the Mainstream Media.

Michael Kortan, the head of the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs until his retirement early in 2018, during his tenure accepted baseball tickets from reporters with CNN and The New York Times and lied about the gifts under oath, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

One Example: “I have an extra ticket for tomorrow nights Nats game. Would you like to join?” the CNN correspondent wrote to Kortan on May 8, 2016. “Good seats.”

“I’m in!” Kortan replied.

“Great,” wrote the CNN correspondent.

According to the report, Kortan coordinated media coverage and participated in high-level calls.

He arranged the Oct. 21, 2016, damage control call during which FBI agent Peter Strzok briefed former bureau officials about the handling of the Clinton-email probe.

The briefing was meant to try to get the former officials to “stop criticizing the case,” FBI attorney Lisa Page told the OIG.
Source: www.theepochtimes.com...< br />
I hope the actual report goes further, and discloses the NAMES of correspondents, reporters, journalists, who were trading gifts for "scoops", from key FBI personnel.

-CareWeMust

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posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 01:56 AM
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While it is a bit of smoke.. a couple of tickets to a sports game can simply be written off as friends inviting friends.

there needs to be footage of envelopes swapping hands, bank transactions, paypal payments or something!

it is however the FBI being caught in a lie.

and if Manafort and Flynn prove anything its that a tiny law is grounds to destroy your life unless you cooperate!

I hope Durham and Barr are playing by the same rules the Democrats and Mueller played by!
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posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 02:00 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

If Barr and Durham played by the same rules as Mueller and his team, there would be lots of leaks to news outlets who gave them "favors", for those leaks.



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 02:02 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Agit8dChop

If Barr and Durham played by the same rules as Mueller and his team, there would be lots of leaks to news outlets who gave them "favors", for those leaks.


very true, i guess i hold them in higher regard than that says..

smoke them out legally... then throw the book at them for everything including J-Walking..

but keep it quiet.. and when you do it, do it on camera in front of their house as you're dragging them out with warrants.



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

Just the mention of the Barr-Durham tag team is sending shivers up the spines of tough hombres like John Brennan.

On CNN this weekend, the usual confident Brennan was replaced by a nervous Brennan, describing why Barr shouldn't be looking into 2015/2016 activities.



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 04:12 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

So noone can touch trump....its all 2nd and 3rd hand fake corrupt news.

But a nats ticket is a good sign corruption is afoot.

Why not apply this standard to everything, studiously?

Theres plenty of stuff you can dig up about everyone. I implore you, have at it.

Make ATS great again.
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posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 04:20 AM
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Opening poster is comparing going to a baseball game to a president impeaching himself in front of the worlds press?



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 04:42 AM
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originally posted by: Agit8dChop
While it is a bit of smoke.. a couple of tickets to a sports game can simply be written off as friends inviting friends.

there needs to be footage of envelopes swapping hands, bank transactions, paypal payments or something!

it is however the FBI being caught in a lie.

and if Manafort and Flynn prove anything its that a tiny law is grounds to destroy your life unless you cooperate!

I hope Durham and Barr are playing by the same rules the Democrats and Mueller played by!

If there is nothing to it, why does the IG say that it is a violation of federal regulations?

The inspector general said that accepting the tickets violated federal regulations, which ban accepting gifts from certain people. The official, the inspector general said, initially claimed under oath to have paid for the tickets — only to acknowledge five days later that that was not true. The reporter was also not named.

If there is nothing to it, why did the senior official lie about it and say that he purchased the tickets?

A senior FBI official retired from the bureau amid an investigation that found the official had accepted sports tickets from a news reporter and falsely claimed to have paid for them, the Justice Department inspector general announced Tuesday.

Maybe this is why he resigned?
The Washington Post



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 04:52 AM
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originally posted by: Agit8dChop
While it is a bit of smoke.. a couple of tickets to a sports game can simply be written off as friends inviting friends.

there needs to be footage of envelopes swapping hands, bank transactions, paypal payments or something!

it is however the FBI being caught in a lie.

and if Manafort and Flynn prove anything its that a tiny law is grounds to destroy your life unless you cooperate!

I hope Durham and Barr are playing by the same rules the Democrats and Mueller played by!

I have to do conflict of interest forms every year. I imagine he does too. Things like that need to be disclosed. If it was two friends he would have paid for his ticket, it's when it's free it matters.


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posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 04:53 AM
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originally posted by: contextual
Opening poster is comparing going to a baseball game to a president impeaching himself in front of the worlds press?

Trump's impeached? Wow, can you show me that source??



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: sunkuong

DJT has to be one of the most thoroughly investigated presidents of all time.
Go back 30 years and read about the Trump gambling empire in New Jersey.

en.wikipedia.org...

Heavy involvement with the Chinese Triad and Russian mobsters which is the likely source of the current Federal suspicions. I think you would have to conclude that this goes with the territory, gambling empires are rife with this kind of activity. I'm still wondering what the motive was for DJT to get involved with these roach motels, was he thinking if he didn't do it someone else will? Was it purely a greed response? Was DJT actually deep state and believing he could clean up Atlantic city?

Letting Teflon Don operate as the US president seems risky to the naive but he has the experience to deal with the global realities in a corrupt world. Just one example, our Fed chairman Jeremy Powell is getting some good schooling, see what happened to the Trump Taj Mahal casino after a billion dollars worth of junk bonds were issued at 14% interest rate?



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 07:23 AM
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originally posted by: contextual
Opening poster is comparing going to a baseball game to a president impeaching himself in front of the worlds press?

It's an example of CNN buying improper access to the FBI. This agent absolutely should have been fired for this.

It's probably just one of many similar examples. We've known for a while now that leaks were being coordinated to hurt Trump. In many cases, the information should not have been public, and if improper means were used to collect the data, that makes CNN and the NY Times co-conspirators, rather than just journalists.



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: contextual
Opening poster is comparing going to a baseball game to a president impeaching himself in front of the worlds press?


But clinton was so long ago that no one under 25 remembers

Time to change that! Just wait until we get to summit of corruption mountain!



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

That would be in interesting thing to see since there are already quite detailed webs of connections made. How accurate were certain groups in their research?




posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: Slichter

If that was a problem 30 years ago, he should have been indicted for it then, and it doesn't just magically become a problem now because he's a political target.



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

It doesn't matter if they were friends, a single instance that is not reported is a crime.

Jaden



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Retired before going under a microscope and being exposed for other improprieties...you know so instead of legal trouble he gets a pension. What a disgrace ...and we will help pay for it.



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

What many people fail to realize is that all the accusations and anti Trump media play are the product of fertile creative minds with no real basis. Trumps past has been thoroughly vetted however history has provided these choreographers with anecdotal evidence from the old media accounts which are rewritten into the script. We don't know the details of the Trump Taj Mahal fiasco never will. We have a lot of younger readers on ATS so the idea of stepping back and doing a little historical research before jumping for this MSM click bait might help enlighten.

Why would CNN give baseball tickets to the FBI agents?
Why assign them to a WTC investigation?
Why get them involved in the Apollo space program screening astronuts?

Here is an example that might put a baseball loving FBI agent on home plate..




posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 02:23 PM
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originally posted by: Agit8dChop
While it is a bit of smoke.. a couple of tickets to a sports game can simply be written off as friends inviting friends.



Not only that, but I don't see the words quid pro quo anywhere in those conversations. We all know people have to specifically say those words, because we're all too dumb to infer meaning otherwise.

/end sarcasm



posted on Oct, 9 2019 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

This is how you say it-




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