O’Reilly Interviews Non-Partisan US Attorney About Our Crisis Of Corruption


A former U.S. Attorney from Utah, Brett Tolman, a non-partisan official, explained that the corruption in the DoJ/FBI is no longer a political matter. There may very well be criminality here.

“You have to make the FISA judge aware of information that may invalidate the basis for the warrant,” Mr. Tolman said. “In addition, you have perjury issues.”

There is also the possibility of a “thousand-and-one potential,” he said, i.e., “are you knowingly giving false information to a federal official.” If it was done knowingly, you can’t argue obstruction of justice should apply in some instances but not in this case.

O’Reilly told Tolman he was stunned that former FBI Director Comey publicly admitted the dossier was unverified yet he put his name on paperwork that was submitted to the judge to get the warrant. Also, the fact that Comey tweeted, “That’s it?” bothered him. He asked Tolman what he thought.

US Attorney gives the clearest, most level-headed response yet

He asked Mr. Tolman about it. Mr. Tolman addressed it by describing the process that should have been followed. The FBI officials first hand in vetted information from named sources. They give it to the FISA court judge several days in advance to review.

Mr. Tolman said he is frequently asked, Is it possible the director didn’t know what was being presented to the judge? That’s not believable, he said. The rulemaking behind the FISA court expressly indicates the Director and Deputy Director are the only ones who have the authority in the matter.

O’Reilly wondered, Is this the gang that couldn’t shoot straight? The attorney said if it’s accurate that they wouldn’t have gotten the warrant without the dossier, it is “extremely damaging”.

Bill O’Reilly asked the attorney who is going to interview the FBI. Mr. Tolman said the “problem is there is no higher agency”.  The OIG is good but does not have the ability to uncover the corruption here.

Congress can’t do it. A special counsel is needed.

Watch the video, it’s an excellent exchange.


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  1. There is still the matter of the possibility of changing 302’s The Grassley referral has a footnote of (3) FD302’s with the Ohr’s name. Two were on the same day., Nov. 22, 2016 and one on Dec 12, 2016. It would appear this is Bruce Ohr, since “testimony regards Steele’s desperation Trump not be elected”.

    The FBI has also failed to supply the Committee the documents (1023) of meetings between the FBI and its sources.

    We are in a quandary here because this isn’t like the Watergate era when “both sides” were interested in “justice”, so a Select Committee” may not be possible. I haven’t heard a Single Democrat that is even remotely interested in pursuing “actual” Justice. They “say” they want to go where the facts lead but the HPSCI had little help from Democrats.

    Since we are “held hostage” to Judicial Anarchy it may be well to have large scale Open Hearings with ALL these guilty parties under oath. It may be a circus but the public would be exposed to the truth. With so many outlets “hiding” the truth this method would at least see daylight.

  2. Another Dept of Justice official,David Laufman , part of NSD, is stepping down. How many is this now. If there were no scandal within FBI / DOJ why are so many leaving.

  3. Democrats have really taken it to the extreme.

    Rooney said one reason for the tension is an erosion of trust, exacerbated by an ongoing ethics investigation into the “entire Republican staff,” including “the woman up front that answers the phone” for alleged leaks. He later added that the matter was being handled by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

  4. Obama says he doesn’t speak to the “Director of the FBI” or the “Attorney General” about investigations. This does NOT include their subordinates.

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