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“Is It A “Barr-trayal?”

If Attorney General Bill Barr says he can’t see any evidence of election fraud, then he’s not looking. Justice may be blind, but Barr is wearing blinders.

He needs to take off his Deep State Swamp-colored glasses and start prosecuting those behind the fraud.

That might not happen. I’m worried he will do what he’s been doing with the Russia collusion coup attempt by Deep State traitors. That is, mostly nothing. He’s been foot dragging and marking time until Trump’s term expires. The round man failed to put anyone behind bars.

There is sworn testimony and affidavits confirming election wrong doing. The Dominion computers have been hacked, stripped, and invaded by communist China. Counterfeit ballots on pallets. Dead people have voted. Mailed-in fraudulent ballots were rampant. Trump votes were tossed out and Biden votes were counted a half dozen times extra. Late ballots that appeared out of nowhere were back dated. The fraud goes on and on—especially in the swing states.

Barr is a former CIA associate and Attorney General for George H.W. Bush. He’s a Deep State man. Why Trump chose him baffled me. Now he’s showing his true swamp colors. CNN and the rest of the lying media were celebrating.

Way to go, Bill.

—Ben Garrison

Rudy Giuliani and Legal Team Testify to Michigan House Oversight – Livestream…


Posted originally on The Conservative tree House on December 2, 2020 by Sundance

Rudy Giuliani and team, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and the man in charge of Trump’s fight to overturn election results in several states, appears in front of the Michigan House Oversight Committee to share findings about the Michigan election results. [Livestream Ongoing]

CTH 2.0 Site Status Update, Information, User Issue Reporting Thread…


Posted originally on The conservative Tree house on December 2, 2020 by Sundance

As we work through bugs associated with CTH 2.0 launch, consider this a thread to provide information, report user issues, ideas and concerns. Please read the information provided below as it might answer many questions in advance.

Today, December 2nd, was our official eviction date as established by WordPress/Automattic two weeks ago. Considering the scale of moving 11 years worth of data (56,000 articles, massive media file, 7.2 million comment library), the tech team did a great job.

That said, we anticipated some issues, are encountering others, and we are carefully working through a checklist.

First, we wanted to migrate the data and site in the least disruptive way to the CTH community that provided continuity and familiarity.

Despite the tech issues with the disconnect from WP/Automattic servers to our own proprietary server system, that overarching goal was achieved. Now we are getting into the weeds.

First, some background so everyone can understand the big picture issues. Obviously WordPress/Automattic wanted us gone; however, in hindsight the unspoken purpose and motive behind our eviction is now making a lot more sense.

Based on insider information, there were two distinct issues that merged; sunlight upon them is against the interests of massive multi-billion dollar organizations, but at CTH the truth has no agenda, so here’s the inside explanation as it appears.

♦ Ideology – As they said in their notification to deplatform, the “content” of CTH was against the terms of WordPress/Automattic. This is not really a surprise as Big Tech looks for any obtuse or obscure reason to silence voices that are not in political alignment with their goals. The decision by WP/Automattic is not surprising even if they would never publicly admit it. Quite simply, this battle has been going on for years and now it is at an inflection point. Alternates to the grip of Big Tech are starting to emerge, slowly.

♦ Business – In addition to the ideological nature of the motive, there is another element which has gained significant clarity in the past few weeks. Our CTH community did something WP/Automattic never expected… we were too successful.

The scale of the CTH reader and commenting community literally was/is a rebel alliance reeking havoc inside a host network that didn’t like our voice. Simultaneously, we were chewing up massive amounts of their server space and capacity.  This is very interesting.

According to insiders who have reached out and shared their opinion, what CTH evolved into is far more than a simple blogging community. Essentially the metaphor provided is this: “you took a blog platform and built a mini FaceBook social media enterprise within it.”  The CTH community, our extended global family of ragtag misfits, was/is using CTH as a network of like-minded friends to share and discuss information.

You might say well, isn’t that what a blogging community is all about… and the answer eleven years ago was a simple: yes. However, our assembly became much, much, much larger than a simple community.

The scale of having up to 25,000 simultaneous users is way beyond a simple blogging platform. CTH became a social media enterprise. Discussions, information sharing, networking and contact with each-other is what social media was all about.

The FaceBook social media model is essentially operating in our site. That’s an awesome outcome, but one WP/Automattic did not expect. In essence CTH hijacked the platform to create a social network.

All of that engagement costs the host (WP/Automattic) server space and massive amounts of bandwidth. Despite my paying for their hosting services (business plan), we were essentially living cheap, almost rent free, inside their platform.  Once we realized this was also an element of concern, some prior work by WP/Automattic to control CTH made sense.

There is an interesting conversation happening in the coffee shops of Big Tech about this issue… WordPress/Automattic can never admit the unique financial problem that CTH created for them.

The business model for WP/Automattic is to sell the potential outcome of exactly what we achieved. WP/Automattic pitches their business plan by saying you can build a blogging community and share your voice.

Well, we took them up on that offer ten years ago and we built the biggest community within their system; a massive community. We did exactly what the marketing people at WP/Automattic say is possible… except we did it bigger than they ever imagined. Our success at achieving the scale of community created a problem they can never admit.

If WordPress/Automattic were to be honest now about the financial impact of users -like CTH- achieving success, they would be undercutting the entire marketing/advertising plan of their hosting platform.

The honest sales approach from WP/Automattic would be to say: we can provide you a platform, up until you achieve significant success; and then, it is in our financial interests, for you to leave. Obviously WP/Automattic would never sell their product if they were honest… so they look for reasons, any reasons, to control or eliminate the community. THAT appears to have been a big part of what drove their decision.

It was not a surprise that WP/Automattic kicked-us out immediately after they went into the market to get more money to expand operations. CTH was costing them money, perhaps a lot of money. As a consequence not only were they hosting a voice against their ideological interests, that voice was so big it was costing them money. Combine both factors and you get the insufferable excuse “your content” is against our interests.

Believe me, this financial ‘cost to host‘ issue is a big topic in the background of conversations in the tech industry. The hypocrisy of selling a product they do not really want to see succeed is a very interesting conversation. Sunlight upon this motive in the world of tech is kinda funny.  The Automattic members can never allow this to be widely known; but the people within the machinery know exactly what the issues are.

♦ So, what does that mean to CTH 2.0? Well, we have a big server network hosting us right now – and it ain’t cheap (by a long shot). To give you an idea of how unique this situation is, they cannot even calculate the cost until they see the results over the next month or so.

This is uncharted territory. Our commenting community, specifically the number of simultaneous users, is essentially like a mini Facebook inside their server network. No-one has any idea how to manage this outside of pre-existing social media platforms that generate millions/billions in upfront revenue and construct proprietary and dedicated server farms.

It’s a good problem.. so everyone says.

It’s a good problem from the perspective of those who would love to monetize our network/community. However, that is not the purpose of our assembly.

To the extent our community will need money to securely exist and thrive safely, publicly and with privacy protections on an independent platform, that is ok. However, the true value in our community is our fellowship and the search for the truth.

♦ To the DETAILS:

The comment restoration function was a significant hurdle for a variety of reasons previously explained. One of the issues moving forward is the type of software that drives the comment function. We are trying to use the most private system possible that also provides security. The WordPress/Automattic system used a combination of proprietary creation and a system called JetPack.

Jetpack has some functional issues and is inherently connected to the comment function. When JetPack was uninstalled, it impacted the comment platform; that is why “likes” and the familiar embed Wavy avatars were lost. We are looking for alternate options that we can add to the site to restore those features and also add an edit button (if possible) to the comments. In the interim if you register a gravatar with your email address your custom avatar will follow you.

There is a comment system that most platforms are using called Disqus. If you let Disqus run ads in the comment space they provide the comment software free. However, Disqus does track users and I am not too happy with the privacy aspect. That would be a last resort, and only if they will set-up a custom privacy component.

If you are having issues with the comment feature or site access, feel free to provide feedback below and we will attempt to compile and/or assist as we move forward.

Love to all,

~ Sundance

Attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood Hold Press a Conference in Georgia – 2:00pm ET Livestream…


Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on December 2, 2020 by Sundance

Civil lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the American people by attorneys looking into targeted voter fraud in specific areas within key states.  Fulton County Georgia, the Atlanta area, is one of the districts in focus. There are several abnormalities within Georgia.

Representing civil lawsuits in Georgia attorneys Sidney Powell and L Lin Wood are holding a press conference today at 2:00pm to discuss their finding and the status moving forward.  [Livestream Links Below]

RSBN Livestream Link – Alternate Livestream #1 – Alternate Livestream #2

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Press Conference – 1:00pm ET Livestream


Posted oniginally on The Conservative tree house on December 2, 2020 by Sundance

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a press conference from the Brady room. Anticipated start time 1:00pm ET [Livestream Links Below]

UPDATE: Video Added

Why is Washington Post & New York Times Always Anti-American?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Socialist Re-Posted Dec 2, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

The real problem with socialism/communism is a simple refusal to understand the business cycle. Indeed, communism collapsed for the very same reasons they seem to hate capitalism. The comment published in the Washington Post actually admits that there were busts long before capitalism.

“There were calamities and injustices long before capital, and I’ll venture to say there will be after. But it seems to me that it’s time for those who expected to enjoy the end of history to accept that, though they’re linked in certain respects, capitalism seems to be at odds with the harmonious, peaceful, stable liberalism of midcentury dreams.”

What these people fail to understand is that the business cycle cannot be tempered and controlled. It is not simply the product of human activity. Capitalism began because of the Black Plague which killed 50% of the population on average. That created a shortage of labor and where people were serfs before landowners began to offer wages in addition to their free housing and right to keep part of the crop they grew. That led to the kings suddenly looking at these lower-class people as a new source for taxes. Hence, we begin to see the first rebellions were over taxes by 1381.

So the business cycle is not simply controllable by policy and regulation. Everything is a part of it from weather to disease. It cannot be tempered or controlled to create this perfect world of Utopia. That is the very core flaw to this entire idea of socialism that they entirely ignore.

Does Special Counsel Appointment Block President Trump’s Ability to Declassify Documents?…


Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on December 1, 2020 by Sundance

With the recently made public appointment of John Durham as a special counsel, does that appointment mean President Trump is unable to declassify documents in the same way the Robert Mueller special counsel blocked declassification?  The likely answer is yes.

However, with that in mind here is a reminder of one process that could possibly be attempted.  This approach would have to take place very quickly.

REPOST by Request:  Understanding the ordinary process of declassifying documents is a request and authorization to the executive officers and stakeholders of classified information; and understanding the current authorization is not ordinary because the intelligence community stakeholders are adverse to the interests of the office of the president; here is a process to cut through the chaff and countermeasures.

The background here is that any unilateral declassification request, demand or authorization by President Trump puts him opposition to a variety of corrupt interests.

As a direct result the executive office of the president will be facing legal action, likely from unified democrats and republicans in the legislative branch. With that accepted, here is the most strategic approach.

In anticipation of litigation:

President Trump informs the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, that he wishes to have a full intelligence briefing on the following documents (more may be added), all documents are to be presented without a single redaction:

  • All versions of the Carter Page FISA applications (DOJ) (FBI) (ODNI).
  • All of the Bruce Ohr 302’s filled out by the FBI. (FBI) (ODNI)
  • All of Bruce Ohr’s emails (FBI) (DOJ) (CIA) (ODNI)
  • All relevant documents pertaining to the supportive material within the FISA application. (FBI) (DOJ-NSD ) (DoS) (CIA) (DNI) (NSA) (ODNI);
  • All supportive documents and material provided by Bruce Ohr to the FBI. (FBI)
  • All intelligence documents that were presented to the Gang of Eight in 2016 that pertain to the FISA application used against U.S. person Carter Page; including all intelligence documents that may not have been presented to the FISA Court. (CIA) (FBI) (DOJ) (ODNI) (DoS) (NSA)
  • All unredacted text messages and email content between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok on all devices. (FBI) (DOJ) (DOJ-NSD) (ODNI)
  • All unredacted text messages and email content between Lisa Page and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
  • All communication between former CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey that started Operation Crossfire Hurricane in July 2016. (CIA) (FBI) (ODNI)
  • The full and unredacted April 2017 FISA court 99-page opinion written by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer outlining the compliance audit conducted by the NSA in 2016. (NSA) (ODNI) (DOJ) (FBI) (DOJ-NSD)
  • Any and all documents that may pertain to CIA and FBI activity against the incoming Trump administration.
  • Any and all investigative documents currently controlled by US Attorney John Durham as a result of his two year investigation.
  • Anything else that would be of value to the American people.

The President selects a date for this briefing and through direct orders to his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, informs the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, to advise and coordinate with all executive branch lead intelligence officials, who were/are stakeholders in the compartmented intelligence products as described above, of their request be present for the briefing.

The White House counsel’s office is not to be informed of the intent or purpose of the meeting; however the Presidents’ White House counsel is requested to attend. Further, all of the compartmented intelligence is to be collectively assembled by the ODNI (Ratcliffe) into one volume of a singular Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB). There are to be eighteen printed copies of the PDB assembled and secured for the briefing, post haste.

Additionally, the office of the president personally informs the ODNI (Ratcliffe) of the executives’ request to invite for the briefing each member of the legislative branch Intelligence Community oversight known as the Gang-of-Eight.

Immediately after the briefing by the executive level (cabinet) department officials, while remaining in a closed and classified session, the full and comprehensive content of this collective intelligence product will be discussed with the full assembly of the U.S. Legislative Branch Intelligence Oversight known as the Gang of Eight.

Therefore, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien is instructed to coordinate with the ODNI (Ratcliffe) for the attendance of the Gang of Eight: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority leader Kevin McCarthy, HPSCI Chairman Adam Schiff, HPSCI Ranking Member Devin Nunes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, SSCI Chairman Richard Burr and SSCI Vice-Chair Mark Warner. [Topic “TBD”]

In order to facilitate the briefing. Each member of the participating group will be provided with one full printed copy of the material assembled by the ODNI during the briefing.

[Each of the participants carries the prerequisite clearances, legal and constitutional authority to engage with the classified document according to their position and status. Only the executive can assemble the product for Go8 review and feedback]

At the conclusion of the briefing; and after hearing from, and engagement with, each of the participating members of the executive intelligence offices and duly authorized legislative oversight representatives; and after listening to their opinion as to the subject material discussed; the president announces to the fully assembled leadership of both the Executive branch (cabinet) and Legislative branch (Go8), it is his opinion the National Interests of the United States can best be served with the American people having a full, transparent and honest review of the material assembled and discussed.

The President, no-one else, only the President, then collects the printed portfolios as they were distributed to the participants, exits the briefing, and walks directly into the James Brady press briefing room within the White House; handing each of the awaiting twelve members of the national media a copy of the briefing material to be published on behalf of the American people.

At exactly the same time as President Trump enters the briefing room, one copy of the assembled portfolio is hand delivered, by President Trump only, to White House communications director Alyssa Farah with instructions to scan and release the content to the public through the White House website.

Done.

The American people are aware…

Litigation begins.

… “How does the office of a U.S. president; and more importantly the republic itself; survive a coordinated coup effort involving all three branches of government; while simultaneously those in charge of exposing the corruption fear the scale is too damaging for them to reveal?”…

It survives through the strength of the leader of the Republic to reveal it.Share

The Exact Day AG Barr Appointed a Special Counsel, President Trump Said This: “I’ll Only Say It Once”…


Posted originally on The Conservative Tree house on December 1, 2020 by Sundance

According to the latest news developments, AG Bill Barr appointed John Durham as a special counsel on October 19, 2020.  To me the appointment looks like a total con-job.

I hope I am wrong, but every time we grant the institutionalists the benefit-of-doubt we are betrayed… Every.Single.Time.  Ergo “codependent no more”.

However, that said, listen to this speech soundbite that was made on that exact October 19th date by President Trump.   Listen very carefully: “I’ll only say this once”…

Did President Trump get notified, internally about the appointment, by someone in the concentric circle of the presidential office? My hunch says yes, based on the specificity of the speech comments made by President Trump.

Now hear this next part very clearly…. This is how the administrative state takes advantage of their insider positioning to control outside elements that are a risk to their status. They weaponize the principled honor of their target. This is why good people, decent people, do not last in Washington DC.

THAT is how a good man, a very decent man, has his love, honor and willingness to trust, weaponized against him. AG Bill Barr duped POTUS Trump, our president gave him full benefit of the doubt. Listen to that video: “I’ll only say this once”…

Do you remember the warning by Castellanos?  Think back to the 2015 instructions from republican insider Alex Castellanos as he described how the RNC could eliminate the disruptive influence of Donald Trump:

[…] “The best way to do it is how Brutus killed Caesar. Get real close, snuggle up, and shiv him in the ribs”… (link)

{Go Deep}

AG Bill Barr Appointed John Durham as Special Counsel October 19th – Did Not Tell Anyone, Did Not Inform Public…


Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on December 1, 2020 by Sundance

It looks possible AG Bill Barr is trying to pull a sneaky fast-one against President Trump and the American people. Because what Barr is claiming to do, he really isn’t doing.

According to a stunning article by Associated Press, AG Bill Barr appointed John Durham as a special counsel on October 19th, and did not tell anyone.

[…]  Barr told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as a special counsel in October under the same federal statute that governed special counsel Robert Mueller in the original Russia probe. He said Durham’s investigation has been narrowing to focus more on the conduct of FBI agents who worked on the Russia investigation, known as Crossfire Hurricane.

[…] “I decided the best thing to do would be to appoint them under the same regulation that covered Bob Mueller, to provide Durham and his team some assurance that they’d be able to complete their work regardless of the outcome of the election,” Barr said Tuesday. (Link)

Today the Attorney General notifies congress in a letter:

However, here’s the issue… under DOJ regulations [28 cfr 600]  a special counsel must come from “outside government“; so did John Durham resign his position prior to the appointment, or has Bill Barr just given the appearance of a special counsel appointment while knowing the legal validity of it will collapse upon challenge?

§ 600.3 Qualifications of the Special Counsel.

“(a) An individual named as Special Counsel shall be a lawyer with a reputation for integrity and impartial decisionmaking, and with appropriate experience to ensure both that the investigation will be conducted ably, expeditiously and thoroughly, and that investigative and prosecutorial decisions will be supported by an informed understanding of the criminal law and Department of Justice policies. The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government. Special Counsels shall agree that their responsibilities as Special Counsel shall take first precedence in their professional lives, and that it may be necessary to devote their full time to the investigation, depending on its complexity and the stage of the investigation.” (link)

Obviously Bill Barr is not stupid, he would know the regulations he cites would require the special counsel to come from “outside the U.S. government”, so what gives?

(AP cont..) A senior Justice Department official told the AP that although the order details that it is “including but not limited to Crossfire Hurricane and the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III,” the Durham probe has not expanded. The official said that line specifically relates to FBI personnel who worked on the Russia investigation before the May 2017 appointment of Mueller, a critical area of scrutiny for both Durham and for the Justice Department inspector general, which identified a series of errors and omissions in surveillance applications targeting a former Trump campaign associate.

The appointment: