Monday, July 29, 2019

Joe diGenova: The Declass Dam Breaks On Wednesday

In his regular appearance on WMAL radio this morning, former DC USA Joe diGenova said that the dam on declass--maintained by outgoing DNI Coats and, unfortunately, current Director FBI Chris Wray is about to break. diGenova says he's told that AG Bill Barr will be releasing declassed documents starting Wednesday--publicly:

diGenova: The reason Barr was given declassification authority was because Coats was in the way--as was Chris Wray, the FBI Director. They were fighting tooth and nail--phony coverups, allegedly to protect sources and methods, when Chris Wray was simply trying to protect the FBI from just HUGELY embarrassing details that are gonna come out now. By the way, the declassification process will start this week. There are going to be documents released, I think by Wednesday. The Attorney General, as I understand it, is in the process of getting those ready to come out. There are gonna be some of the Devin Nunes documents that he requested and then a series of other releases will come after that, because Durham is progressing VERY, very quickly in his criminal investigation. This is not a "review," quote unquote, of what went on. This is a criminal investigation of senior DoJ and FBI officials from the Obama administration and Intelligence Community people--including John Brennan. This is a Federal Grand Jury. This is not a review, this is not an IG audit, this is not some Congressional Research Service look at history. This is a criminal investigation of a bunch of people who tried to seditiously overthrow the President of the United States. So, the stuff is gonna start coming out this week.

One thing I'd like to point out--diGenova, a very highly regarded and experienced lawyer and former US Attorney for DC, used the word "seditiously." Coming from someone of his background I would expect that to be a direct reference to the Smith Act. As I've said before, in the United States prosecutions under the Smith Act require incitement to physical violence--check out the link to Wikipedia and read up on the case law.

On the other hand, it's possible that he was using, for emphasis, the general meaning of the word. Here's how Wikipedia defines it:

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent towards, or resistance against established authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws.

The last successful sedition prosecution in the US was against the "Blind Sheikh", in 1995, and before that in 1981 against the FALN.

I'd be interested in a serious case being made in this regard. I can see an argument for sedition in some of the "resistance" speech directed toward ICE and encouraging violence by Antifa. Perhaps diGenova has in mind some specific words by Brennan and others.

Here's a link to his interview:

BTW, I was amused reading Wikipedia's article on diGenova, in which he's described as being "known for promoting conspiracy theories about the Department of Justice and the FBI." Those "far-out conspiracy theories"? diGenova believes that "the FBI and DoJ tried to frame the president." Far out!


  1. I just checked Twitter and Brennan and Comey are not happy with the latest developments.

  2. In other news, Sundance is still smearing Barr with his quote "…Every minute spent outraged at what Muller did yesterday, is one minute less that Bill Barr is being held accountable for what he is not doing today…"

    1. I saw that. It's simply juvenile. This is serious stuff, and Barr's a serious guy. He's playing for keeps and needs to have everything lined up right. I think sundance is irked because he's not necessarily the go-to source now, Solomon and Sperry have gotten some big leaks.

  3. Lawfare is advocating for Gordon. Here's the link.

    I rest my case.

    1. Yeah, really. They've had some pretty unhinged stuff lately.

  4. Will the Dems scurry back this week from their vacations to start to "investigate" this "dangerous" and "radical" and certainly "racist" and "treasonous" effort to disclose the secrets that have kept our republic safe from Putin's troll brigades?
    Or nah?
    Will our Democrat Media masters be left to do the job themselves?
    Maybe this will turn into a replay of election night and slack-jawed Democrat "news" people quickly will start discussions of how Jeff Sessions was the last honorable Republican.
    Hope so.

  5. I have also wondered if it was about envy of other sources. In the past it seemed as though he was not happy when Jeff Carlson's star started rising.

    CTH has done great work and there is plenty of room on the team for him.

  6. And just like that, Sundance has a good post on Sue Gordon.