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Leaked FBI memos indicate Michael Flynn was targeted for retaliation by the FBI

http://circa.com/politics/accountability/did-the-fbi-retalia...
DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
Someone bump that obama wiretap thread
<> ___ <>
  06/27/17
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DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
Is this legit? Or fake news?
Jean Jacques Jingleheimerdood
  06/27/17
Bigly legit
,.,...,..,.,.,;:,.:,.,.,::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.
  06/27/17
if true, it's not noon and we're having a great day. lol.
t. beckersted
  06/27/17
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Benevolent Screed
  06/27/17
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DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
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(retired) (retired) (retired) (retired) (retired)
  06/27/17
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don't run son halford sees you
  06/27/17
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LTDanKaffe
  06/27/17
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The Meanest Lean in Vocal Fry Monster Fart
  06/27/17
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gibberish
  06/27/17
This adds 10 to 15 dimensions to the current chess bort
biglaw associate asking if link is worksafe @ 11pm
  06/27/17
The truth will set you free, libs.
Benevolent Screed
  06/27/17
libs extremely torn about this one...
Kenneth Pinyan
  06/27/17
Libs are all for the FBI going on personal vendettas against...
DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
Only if they are political enemies
LTDanKaffe
  06/27/17
Oddly they are only ok with this if libs control the FBI
DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
remind me again who controls the FBI right now
Seamen on Broadway
  06/27/17
That's actually a good question . . .
Main Force Patrol
  06/27/17
So is xo, for completely opposite reasons
Rachel Goldstein
  11/11/17
Gritz: "Flynn was the first leader to defend me." ...
Main Force Patrol
  06/27/17
not a #fakenews site. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/circ...
Kenneth Pinyan
  06/27/17
their UI is pretty slick too cuz
Seamen on Broadway
  06/27/17
This is will end up dwarfing the recent CNN shit, especially...
Main Force Patrol
  06/27/17
Wasn't Mcabe a huge Clinton supporter/donor?
LTDanKaffe
  06/27/17
Andrew McCabe, who was formerly the Deputy Director of the F...
DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
JFC. How is this allowed?
LTDanKaffe
  06/27/17
(Guy asking why the swamp is the swamp)
DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
I wonder why the MSM hasn't ran with this and the Glentz com...
Main Force Patrol
  06/27/17
...
DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
this McCabe guy needs to be fired today
Wilbur Mercer, low income poaster
  06/27/17
*imprisoned and/or executed for treason
LTDanKaffe
  06/27/17
Libs?
,,.,:;:.,;::.,;;,.,.:;.,;:.,;:.,;:;,.:;,..,;:..,;:
  06/27/17
Figures half of this shit can be distilled into petty office...
<> ___ <>
  06/27/17
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Boichester United
  06/27/17
Well the sources are anonymous so I'm sure MSM will run with...
<(*V*)>
  06/27/17
and low and behold article certainly makes it sound like mor...
gibberish
  06/27/17
...
DrakeMallard
  06/27/17
Lol
,,, ,,, ;,, ; ,;,,; ,.,;
  11/11/17


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Date: June 27th, 2017 10:57 AM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

http://circa.com/politics/accountability/did-the-fbi-retaliate-against-michael-flynn-by-launching-russia-probe

The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case and an offer to testify on her behalf. His offer put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.

The FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for the agent, asking a federal administrative law judge in May 2014 to keep Flynn and others from becoming a witness in her Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) case, memos obtained by Circa show. Two years later, the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn.

The EEOC case, which is still pending, was serious enough to require McCabe to submit to a sworn statement to investigators, the documents show.

The deputy director’s testimony provided some of the strongest evidence in the case of possible retaliation, because he admitted the FBI opened an internal investigation into Gritz’s personal conduct after learning the agent “had filed or intended to file” a sex discrimination complaint against her supervisors.

McCabe eventually became the bureau’s No. 2 executive and emerged as a central player in the FBI’s Russia election tampering investigation, putting him in a position to impact the criminal inquiry against Flynn.

Three FBI employees told Circa they personally witnessed McCabe make disparaging remarks about Flynn before and during the time the retired Army general emerged as a figure in the Russia case.

The bureau employees, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said they did not know the reason for McCabe’s displeasure with Flynn, but that it made them uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and pressure built to investigate Flynn. One employee even consulted a private lawyer.

“As far as the troops in the field, the vast-majority were disgusted with the Russia decision, but that was McCabe driving the result that eventually led [former FBI Director James] Comey to make the decision,” said a senior federal law enforcement official, with direct knowledge of the investigation.

FBI agents’ concerns became more pronounced when a highly-classified piece of evidence -- an intercepted conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak -- suddenly leaked to the news media and prompted Flynn’s resignation as Trump’s top security adviser.

“The Flynn leaks were nothing short of political,” one FBI employee said, noting the specific contents of the conversation were known by only a handful of government officials when they leaked. “The leaks appeared to be targeted to take Flynn out.”

Eventually the probe on Flynn moved beyond Russia to questions about whether he properly disclosed foreign payments affecting his security clearance.

FBI officials declined to answer any questions from Circa, including whether McCabe ever considered recusing himself or has recused himself from the Flynn aspects of the Russia probe. McCabe declined comment via the FBI press office.

But one of the FBI’s most famous whistleblowers says McCabe has an ethical obligation to recuse himself in the Flynn probe to avoid the appearance of retribution or bias.

“I don't think they have any choice. He has to step aside,” said Frederic Whitehurst, who as an FBI special agent and forensic chemist blew the whistle on misdeeds inside the FBI crime lab two decades ago and prompted widespread reforms.

“If he stays involved, the case against Flynn has no credibility,” explained Whitehurst, now often called as an expert witness in court cases. “If there are criminal charges that could go against Flynn, that's got to go to court. And those agents at some point may be called before a grand jury and anything he (McCabe) said to them about Flynn could be used as exonerating information or evidence of misconduct.”

Whitehurst said he saw senior FBI officials, including then-Director Louis Freeh and then-General Counsel Howard Shapiro, recuse themselves in the 1990s from his whistleblowing case to avoid looking they were involved in retribution after he made allegations of wrongdoing by the bureau

“Louie and Howie did it, and that sets the precedent I think,” Whitehurst said.

Documents and memos obtained by Circa detail how Flynn and other top officials at other government agencies in 2014 and 2015 came to intervene in the EEOC case of Gritz, who rose over two decades to a supervisory special agent inside the FBI on the strength of her counterterrorism work.

For nearly a decade, Gritz worked with the intelligence community to help successfully track down global terrorists or rescue Western hostages, and was even occasionally called upon to personally brief then-Director Robert Mueller on sensitive cases like the disappearance of a retired agent Robert Levinson inside Iran, memos show.

But her career took a sudden downward turn after she went to work under McCabe and his leadership team in 2012, resulting in her first negative rating after years of outstanding performance reviews. She filed an EEOC complain inside the FBI against a handful of bureau executives in 2012, alleging her career was being derailed by sexual discrimination.

The FBI referred her for an Office of Professional Responsibility investigation for timecard irregularities. As hostilities rose between the two sides, emails and testimony showed senior FBI officials castigated Gritz for being too “emotional,” having a possible mental illness and sending inappropriate emails.

The FBI concluded there was no discrimination, arguing Gritz was referred to OPR for investigation on June 20, 2012 before she ever filed her EEOC complaint.

But McCabe’s sworn statement offered evidence that actually supported Gritz’s claim of retaliation and discrimination, recounting a conversation on June 19, 2012 in which he authorized the OPR investigation of Gritz after one of his deputies told him Gritz was about to file an EEO complaint, his sworn statement shows.

“I first learned of the issues that led to Ms. Gritz’s current OPR investigation during a telephone call with Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) Jennifer Ley on June 19, 2012,” McCabe testified.

“I recalled that during the course of our conversation DAD Ley mentioned to me that Ms. Gritz had filed or intended to file an EEO complaint against her immediate supervisor.”

The very next day, the FBI initiated the OPR investigation of Gritz, according to evidence in the FBI’s official personnel files. FBI records support McCabe’s version of events, showing Gritz had contacted FBI EEO officials in mid-June before the OPR probe was initiated, then filed her formal complaint a few weeks later. The FBI ‘s official report of investigation on Gritz’s EEO complaint, which absolved the FBI of any discrimination, omitted any mention that McCabe had been aware of the EEO complaint before the bureau filed its OPR action against Gritz.

Gritz’s initial complaint in 2012 named the FBI supervisor below McCabe. She chose to resign from the FBI in 2013, her case becoming the poster child for a National Public Radio story on the FBI’s allegedly hostile environment for women agents in 2015.

In 2014, Gritz amended her EEOC complaint to specifically name McCabe, alleging she suffered “a hostile environment, defamation of character through continued targeting by Andrew McCabe in official documents, and continuous patterns and instances of severe and excessive hostile behavior/attitude toward complainant. These actions have a negative impact on the complainant, professionally, financially, and personally.”

Flynn’s intervention in the case occurred around the time that McCabe’s name was added to the complaint. Flynn's first act was to write a letter of support in her case.

“SSA Gritz was well-known, liked and respected in the military counter-terrorism community for her energy, commitment and professional capacity, and over the years worked in several interagency groups on counter-terrorism targeting initiatives,” Flynn wrote May 9, 2014.

At the time, Flynn was an Army lieutenant general and the chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and he put his letter on official agency stationary to be submitted in Gritz’s case.

As soon as Gritz revealed to the FBI that Flynn and other top federal figures had written letters to support her case and likely would be called as witnesses, the bureau dispatched a lawyer to try to block the evidence from being included in the EEO case, documents show.

The FBI “has reviewed the letters submitted by the Complainant and objects to their inclusion in the record,” the bureau’s lawyer wrote. “They are selfserving letters, not part of any personnel file nor contemporaneous generated during the period of Ms. Gritz’s employment with the FBI, and which she has unilaterally solicited and obtained. They should be excluded.”

While the FBI argued Gritz’s had become underperforming, tardy to work, insurbordinate, possibly mentally ill or emotional and deserving of a poor performance review, Flynn argued just the opposite, saying he saw the agent excel while working with the DIA and other intelligence community agencies.

“Her work consistently made a positive difference,” Flynn wrote. “.Her tenacity and personal commitment consistently produced outstanding results in the most challenging environments.”

Flynn went further, offering an interview in 2015 with NPR in which he called Gritz one of the “bright lights and shining stars” in the intelligence community who “just kinda got it when it came to the kind of enemy that we were facing and the relationship that was necessary between law enforcement and the military.”

Flynn wasn’t alone among top officials who came to Gritz’s defense in her battle against the FBI.

“SSA Gritz was without question, the most energetic, most consistently engaged and prepared and single most effective member of this interagency group,” wrote Navy Rear Admiral B. L. Losey, who served both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as the White House’s National Security Council Director for Combatting Terrorism.

Losey offered a most poignant endorsement of the female agent. “If I were taken hostage, I would hope that above all others SSA Robyn Gritz were assigned the task to track and recover me,” he wrote.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley also afforded Gritz support, asking federal authorities to investigate whether her case was emblematic of a hostile workplace for women inside the FBI.

In a brief interview this weekend, Gritz said she was mortified to think that her request to Flynn to help with her EEOC case in any way affected his relationship with the FBI or his current status as someone under investigation in the Russia case.

“Flynn was the first leader to defend me,” said Gritz. “He forwarded a letter to the FBI and I personally think that Comey did not receive it. McCabe knew Flynn and I were friends. I felt that from the beginning it was an issue.”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652229)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 10:57 AM
Author: <> ___ <>

Someone bump that obama wiretap thread

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652235)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:21 AM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652408)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:23 AM
Author: Jean Jacques Jingleheimerdood (his name is my name)

Is this legit? Or fake news?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652427)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:18 PM
Author: ,.,...,..,.,.,;:,.:,.,.,::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


Bigly legit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652859)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:24 AM
Author: t. beckersted

if true, it's not noon and we're having a great day. lol.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652433)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:25 AM
Author: Benevolent Screed



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652450)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:27 AM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652462)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:45 AM
Author: (retired) (retired) (retired) (retired) (retired)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652578)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:03 PM
Author: don't run son halford sees you (icu)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652743)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:04 PM
Author: LTDanKaffe



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652751)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 2:07 PM
Author: The Meanest Lean in Vocal Fry Monster Fart



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653561)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 2:11 PM
Author: gibberish



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653593)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:25 AM
Author: biglaw associate asking if link is worksafe @ 11pm (MFP)

This adds 10 to 15 dimensions to the current chess bort

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652446)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:26 AM
Author: Benevolent Screed

The truth will set you free, libs.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652454)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:37 AM
Author: Kenneth Pinyan (earl)

libs extremely torn about this one...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652532)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:39 AM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

Libs are all for the FBI going on personal vendettas against citizens

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652542)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:04 PM
Author: LTDanKaffe

Only if they are political enemies

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652753)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:13 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

Oddly they are only ok with this if libs control the FBI

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652822)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:55 PM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

remind me again who controls the FBI right now

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653078)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:58 PM
Author: Main Force Patrol (let's get back to Russia)

That's actually a good question . . .

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653099)



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Date: November 11th, 2017 4:54 AM
Author: Rachel Goldstein

So is xo, for completely opposite reasons

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#34660577)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:39 AM
Author: Main Force Patrol (let's get back to Russia)

Gritz: "Flynn was the first leader to defend me."

LIBS: "Flynn is a traitor that must be destroyed."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652539)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:41 AM
Author: Kenneth Pinyan (earl)

not a #fakenews site.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/circa-news/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652558)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:55 PM
Author: Seamen on Broadway (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

their UI is pretty slick too cuz

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653081)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 11:54 AM
Author: Main Force Patrol (let's get back to Russia)

This is will end up dwarfing the recent CNN shit, especially if Gritz is attractive and willing to return the favor to Flynn and go to bat for him publicly.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652649)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:06 PM
Author: LTDanKaffe

Wasn't Mcabe a huge Clinton supporter/donor?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652766)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

Andrew McCabe, who was formerly the Deputy Director of the FBI and has temporarily taken over the intelligence agency, is also under review for his involvement in the Clinton scandal after his wife received funds from a close friend of Hillary for her political campaign in 2015.

Former FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump who claimed Comey provided false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about classified emails from Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner's computer.

When Comey was fired, his deputy director, McCabe, took over the bureau.

Before McCabe was appointed as the Deputy Director of the FBI, his wife Jill McCabe ran as a Democrat for the Virginia stat senate in 2015.

Her campaign received funds from the state Democratic Party and a political action committee run by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe.

McAuliffe is a close friend of the Clintons and before his group, Common Good VA, donated to McCabe's campaign, Hillary Clinton headlined a fundraiser for the PAC.

Though Jill McCabe's campaign was unsuccessful, it had received $467,000 from Common Good VA and $208,000 from the state Democratic Party, which McAuliffe had a lot of control over, totaling $675,000 from McAuliffe.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33652826)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:45 PM
Author: LTDanKaffe

JFC. How is this allowed?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653009)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:51 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

(Guy asking why the swamp is the swamp)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653058)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:57 PM
Author: Main Force Patrol (let's get back to Russia)

I wonder why the MSM hasn't ran with this and the Glentz complaint? All of this is well documented by publicly available information. Their teams of reporters working these angles must be spending extra time researching to ensure they get everything right.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653096)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:44 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653005)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:46 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, low income poaster (Wilbur Mercer)

this McCabe guy needs to be fired today

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653017)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:52 PM
Author: LTDanKaffe

*imprisoned and/or executed for treason

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653065)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:50 PM
Author: ,,.,:;:.,;::.,;;,.,.:;.,;:.,;:.,;:;,.:;,..,;:..,;: (¡Adios, America!)


Libs?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653042)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 12:53 PM
Author: <> ___ <>

Figures half of this shit can be distilled into petty office disputes

Ljl at all the "analysis" on msm about this shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653067)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 1:55 PM
Author: Boichester United



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653486)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 2:12 PM
Author: <(*V*)>

Well the sources are anonymous so I'm sure MSM will run with this one.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653597)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 2:19 PM
Author: gibberish

and low and behold article certainly makes it sound like morale had gone to shit at the fbi. Lol Trump vindicated AGAIN!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33653649)



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Date: June 27th, 2017 4:22 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#33654643)



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Date: November 11th, 2017 2:02 AM
Author: ,,, ,,, ;,, ; ,;,,; ,.,;

Lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3659680&forum_id=2#34660300)