RANT: FBI refuses to answer if it was involved in the January 6th

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/11/fbi-refuses-to-answer-if-it-participated-in-january-6-under-grilling-by-ted-cruz/

FBI Refuses to Answer If It Participated in January 6 Under Grilling by Ted Cruz
KRISTINA WONG
11 Jan 2022

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A senior Federal Bureau of Investigations official repeatedly refused to answer when grilled by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a hearing on Tuesday whether the federal agency participated in the riot at the Capitol building on January 6.

Cruz questioned Jill Sanborn, who is executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch, whether any FBI agents participated in the events that unfolded on January 6, which Democrats have called an insurrection.

Cruz asked Sanborn, “How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of January 6?”

She responded, “Sir, I’m sure you can appreciate that I can’t go into the specifics of sources and methods.”

Cruz asked if “any FBI agents or confidential informants” actively participated in the events of January 6th. “Yes or no?” he asked. Sanborn responded, “Sir, I can’t answer that.”

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I would assume that the answer is self-evident.

Time to to disband the FBI!

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RANT: Hunter Biden’s mess needs to be thoroughly studied

https://nypost.com/2021/12/11/hunter-biden-never-fails-to-catch-a-break-from-white-house-or-elite-media/

OPINION EDITORIAL
Hunter Biden never fails to catch a break, from the White House or the elite media
By Post Editorial Board
December 11, 2021 8:29pm 

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Boy, does Hunter Biden get a ton of breaks. The White House has basically given up on setting any ethical rules for the First Son, while the cultural elite rush to cover for his sleaze.

Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to commit to “basic transparency” about Hunter’s divestment from an investment fund owned by a Chinese-state entity during a White House Press Briefing. She also refused to admit his infamous laptop is authentic.

“The president’s son is not an employee of the federal government, so I’d point you to his representatives,” Psaki snarked after being asked about the China connection. She used the same lame excuse back in February: “He’s a private citizen — I would point you to him or his lawyers on the outside on any update.”

And never mind that President Joe Biden pledged last December that no family member would have a conflict of interest in his administration: “My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise that is in conflict with or appears to be in conflict with where there’s appropriate distance from the presidency and government,” he told CNN.

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How about anyone in the media taking this whole mess apart … finally?

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GOVERNACIDE: Time for the FBI to be “defunded”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10233133/Stoneman-High-School-massacre-families-127-5MILLION-payout.html

  • DOJ to pay $130M to Parkland massacre families after FBI failed to investigate tip off that student Nikolas Cruz was planning a mass school shooting
  • Family of 16 of the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland have reached a monetary settlement with the government
  • Settlement comes over the FBI’s failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack
  • Attorneys said the settlement’s details are confidential, but a person familiar with the deal said the government will pay the families $127.5 million overall

By ASSOCIATED PRESS and HANNAH PARRY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM 
PUBLISHED: 01:55 EST, 23 November 2021 | UPDATED: 04:23 EST, 23 November 2021

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The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the federal government over the FBI’s failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack.

Attorneys for 16 of the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and some of those wounded said they have reached a monetary settlement with the government over the FBI’s failure to investigate a tip it received about a month before the massacre. 

The 17th family chose not to sue.

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I don’t understand Family #17’s decision.  That would be a good follow up story.

OK, what heads rolled at the FBI.

We’ve seen all the instigation and entrapment stories.  Now it’s time for “We, The Sheeple” to lower the boom on the FBI as an organization.

Perhaps in needs to be reformulated into strictly a technical assistance to the appropriate agencies of the State’s.

Perhaps the Secret Service can take over it’s duties as “law enforcement”.

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Is the FBI Joe Biden’s clean up squad?

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/5-unanswered-questions-fbi-raids-project-veritas-over-missing-biden-diary?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

5 Unanswered Questions As FBI Raids Project Veritas Over A Missing Biden Diary
BY TYLER DURDEN
SUNDAY, NOV 07, 2021 – 03:00 PM
Authored by Jonathan Turley

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There is a curious story out this weekend on reported FBI raids of writers or associates of Project Veritas, the conservative investigative journalism outfit. Project Veritas has been described variously as “Gonzo” or “guerilla” journalism and some insist it is more of a political than a press organization. However, it fits the definition of journalism, in my view, and that makes the raids troubling. All the more troubling is the cause: the missing diary of President Biden’s daughter Ashley.

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There are a host of unanswered questions. Here are five to start with:

  • What was the context for the diary’s loss? (Did Ashley Biden leave the diary in a room or was it stolen?)
  • What is the alleged federal crime (and what is the precedent for a major federal investigation over such an alleged theft)?
  • What precautions were taken by the Biden Administration in light of the claimed media status of the targeted individuals?
  • Why was there a delay in this action being taken if the alleged theft occurred a year ago?
  • Has this matter been under investigation for a year and did the White House request the intervention of the FBI?

Regardless of how one feels about Project Veritas, there should be calls from media outlets for some answers to these basic questions.  Likewise, Congress should be seeking such answers as part of its oversight responsibilities.

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Remember how they acted about Hunter Biden’s forgotten laptop?

And the truth about that has been very neatly dropped down the “memory hole” and forgotten.

Just like the JFK assassination!

When we will EVER get “the truth” about anything?

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.” Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men played by Jack Nicholson

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RANT: Time to defund the FBI acting like the Keystone Kops

https://nypost.com/2021/06/23/fbi-tears-new-yorkers-life-into-shreds-devine/

OPINION 
FBI tears innocent New Yorker’s life into shreds after Jan. 6: Devine
By Miranda Devine
June 23, 2021 | 10:39pm | Updated

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Joseph Bolanos was a pillar of his community. President of his Upper West Side block association for the past 23 years, he looked out for his neighbors during the pandemic. He dropped off masks and kept extra heaters in his rent-controlled apartment for seniors. He raised morale with a weekly street dance to show his support for essential workers. 

A Red Cross volunteer after the 9/11 attacks, the 69-year-old security consultant once received a police commendation for heroism after saving a woman from being mugged. 

Unmarried, and caring for his 94-year-old mother, he was a well-loved character in the quiet residential area. 

But now his neighbors think he is a domestic terrorist. 

Yes, he attended then-President Donald Trump’s rally in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, but he never entered the Capitol. He was in a friend’s room at the JW Marriott a 30-minute walk away when the Capitol breach occurred. 

Nonetheless, he was raided in February by the FBI anti-terrorism task force, handcuffed, paraded and detained for three hours while his apartment was ransacked and all his devices confiscated. Four months later, he hasn’t been charged and doesn’t have his devices back, but his neighbors are shunning him, and he’s had two strokes from the stress. 

“It’s destroyed my reputation,” he says. “I’m not a violent invader … I do not condone the criminality and violence on [Jan. 6] whatsoever.” 

The FBI told Bolanos he was raided because of a tip to the Jan. 6 hotline from a neighbor who said he had overheard him “boasting” about being at the Capitol. 

An FBI agent phoned Bolanos the Sunday after the riot and left a message. He returned the call the next day, but never heard back. 

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If EVER contacted by “law enforcement”, your next contact should be with a criminal defense lawyer.  PERIOD!

Don’t talk to them ever.  And if your lawyer demands audio and video recording, they’ll never talk to you.

See that deprives them their ability to lie about you or what you said.

Argh!

Time to shut the FBI down and completely rethink their “mission”.

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POLITICAL: The Deep State wants to protect Saudi Arabia at the expense of the truth, the Taxpayers, and the 9/11 victims families

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/548306-9-11-victims-call-for-release-of-fbi-report-detailing-saudi-arabias

Sept. 11 victims call for release of FBI report detailing Saudi Arabia’s involvement in attacks
BY LAURA KELLY – 04/14/21 06:16 PM EDT

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Family members of victims and those injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are calling on Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to release publicly an FBI report detailing what role Saudi Arabia played in supporting the attacks. 

In a letter sent Wednesday evening, the families and victims called for the top intelligence official to release an FBI review completed in 2016 that summarizes a years-long investigation into what responsibility Saudi Arabia bears for facilitating the attacks. 

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Seems like a perfectly reasonable request.

The Taxpayers have paid for it and it should be the “golden rule” (i.e., he who has the gold, Maes the rules).

I’m sure it will be “enlightening”!

And embarrassing to politicians and bureaucrats of both parties.  (That is a euphemism because they both are identical expect for whose friends and relatives get enriched!)

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TECHNOLOGY: The FBI Should Stop Attacking Encryption

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/fbi-should-stop-attacking-encryption-and-tell-congress-about-all-encrypted-phones

The FBI Should Stop Attacking Encryption and Tell Congress About All the Encrypted Phones It’s Already Hacking Into
BY JOE MUL

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The first step is to start keeping track of what’s happening. Congress should require that federal law enforcement agencies create detailed audit logs and screen recordings of digital searches. And we agree with Upturn that agencies nationwide should collect and publish aggregated information about how many phones were searched, and whether those searches involved warrants (with published warrant numbers), or so-called consent searches. Agencies should also disclose what tools were used for data extraction and analysis.

Congress should also consider placing sharp limits on when consent searches can take place at all. In our January blog post, we suggest that such searches be banned entirely in high-coercion settings like traffic stops, and suggest some specific limits that should be set in less-coercive settings.

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As a little L libertarian, my first step would be “no warrant; no search”.  PERIOD!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The BHO44 DOJ interfered in the Clinton Foundation investigation

http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/15/fbi-clinton-foundation-investigation/

Behind The IG Report — How The Obama Justice Department Tried To Shut Down The FBI’s Investigation Into The Clinton Foundation
RICHARD POLLOCK — Reporter — 8:37 PM 04/15/2018

  • The Department of Justice Inspector General released a report Friday claiming “lack of candor” by former FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe
  • The report also details Justice Department’s influence to close a multi-state investigation into the Clinton Foundation
  • The IG claims McCabe leaked DOJ’s pressure to end the Clinton investigation to battle claims he was partial to the Clintons

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The Department of Justice Inspector General report on the “lack of candor” by FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe also documents for the first time the Obama administration’s effort to shut down the bureau’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the report by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group.

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The question is how much additional pressure did the Obama administration apply upon the FBI to end its investigation of the Clinton Foundation. The IG’s report is silent on this point.

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Seems factual that the BHO44 DOJ interfered in the Clinton Foundation investigation.

How high did the interference go? 

To BHO44 himself?

Who knew what and when?

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SECURITY: FBI paid Geek Squad employees as informants

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/03/07/fbi-paid-geek-squad-employees-as-informants.html

The FBI paid Geek Squad employees as informants

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The FBI has been in cahoots with Best Buy’s Geek Squad for at least the past decade, new documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit reveal.

An FBI memo obtained by the nonprofit digital rights group reveals that Best Buy in September 2008 hosted a meeting of the law enforcement agency’s Cyber Working Group at a Geek Squad repair facility in Kentucky. The memo indicates that the local FBI division “has maintained close liaison with the Geek Squad’s management in an effort to glean case initiations and to support the division’s Computer Intrusion and Cyber Crime programs.”

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While I have no love for child porn, its producers, to its consumers, I am concerned about the Fourth Amendment. It would seem that the Geek Squad has become agents of the police and subject to the usual requirements of warrants.

It sets up a very suspect set of circumstances.

How does one ensure that the evidence was planted?

Does Best Buy have a secure image taken before the staff works on it? Are patrons advised to take an image before submitting a computer for service?

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TINFOILHAT: Las Vegas Massacre Questions

New Video: Three Las Vegas Massacre Witnesses Come Forth And Spill The Beans
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/new-video-three-las-vegas-massacre-witnesses-come-forth-and-spill-the-beans_122017

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Additionally, the man confirmed that the FBI was “erasing” evidence from peoples phones and even pointed out that he thinks Stephen Paddock is likely a patsy.

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So if there’s nothing to hide, why are the phones being erased?

Argh!

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TINFOILHAT: “Jade Helm” is training for what?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/05/brandon-smith/when-the-power-elite-wage-war-on-americans/

When The Elites Wage War On America, This Is How They Will Do It
By Brandon Smith Alt-Market.com
May 8, 2015

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I would further note that Jade Helm exercises are also joint exercises with domestic agencies like the FBI and the DEA.  Again, why include domestic law enforcement agencies in a military exercise merely meant to prepare troops for foreign operations?  I often hear the argument that the military would never go along with such a program, but people who take this rather presumptive position do not understand crisis psychology.  In the event of a national catastrophe many military personnel and government employees may determine that they will do what is “best for them and their families”.  And if following orders guarantees the security of their families (food security, shelter, etc), then they may very well follow any order, no matter how dubious.  Also, a large scale crisis could be used as a rationale for martial law; otherwise well meaning military men and women could be convinced that the loss of constitutional freedoms might be for the “greater good of the greater number”.  I believe some military will indeed resist such efforts, but of course, Jade Helm may also be a method for vetting such uncooperative people before any live operation occurs.

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This stinks to high Heaven.

I wouldn’t believe anything that the Gooferment says. Or its politicians and bureaucrats.

This type of “training” makes no sense, UNLESS it is training for civil unrest like Baltimore on a much larger sale.

I think the Governor of Texas is correct to be concerned.

How often lately is the Gooferment doing un-Constitutional things?

The IRS is political. The DoJ is political. Everything is political.

And, as one who doesn’t care for either of our “political parties”, as if there was any difference between them, I have a feeling that Jade Helm is an attempt to intimidate me.

Molon labe!

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TINFOILHAT: OKC Bombing story starts to crack open;

http://whowhatwhy.org/2015/04/22/exclusive-oklahoma-city-bombing-breakthrough-part-1-of-2/

Exclusive: Oklahoma City Bombing Breakthrough, Part 1 of 2
April 22, 2015 by Roger Charles

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So, were McVeigh, Nichols and Fortier disgruntled domestic terrorists operating on their own? Apparently not, according to one long-time FBI Confidential Informant (CI).

Shortly after the April 19, 1995, bombing, John Matthews, a CI targeting right wing and neo-Nazi groups (but expressly forbidden to target OKBOMB-related information), reported to his FBI handler information relevant to McVeigh. Matthews recounted how, a few years before the Oklahoma City attack, he had attended a weekend training session in Austin, Texas, for a suspect paramilitary group. While at this meeting, Matthews met two ex-soldiers, introduced as “Tim” and “Andy.”

In the post-bombing media deluge, Matthews realized that “Tim” was Timothy McVeigh, When Matthews related his information about “Tim” and “Andy the German” to Don Jarrett of Phoenix, his FBI handler, Jarrett responded, “We know, John. Don’t worry about it. We got it covered.”

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So McVeigh was executed.

The trial judge didn’t order DOJ to explain the FBI and ATF involvement.

It’s probably that this was either bungled or prompted.

Argh!

Just once, I’d like to get the straight truth about anything.

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.” Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men played by Jack Nicholson

“We, The Sheeple” are ENTITLED to the truth.

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TINFOILHAT: TWA 800 — a terrorist attack OR a US Navy blunder?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/07/why_congress_must_reopen_the_twa_800_investigation.html

July 7, 2014
Why Congress Must Reopen the TWA 800 Investigation
By Jack Cashill

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There is much more, and I would invite those interested to read Hughes’s testimony in full. “During the course of my 42-year career as an investigator,” Hughes concludes, “the investigation of TWA Flight 800 was the only case in which I witnessed deception, lies and corruption on the parts of investigators and their management. The extraordinary measures to which the NTSB, FBI and CIA went to falsify and distort witness statements or accounts of what occurred, to alter and hide physical evidence and to mount a false public relations campaign to misinform the public, was unconscionable.”

Given its need to protect the “corporate memory,” no one really expected the NTSB to open this potentially criminal can of worms on its own. Now it is left to Congress, and if Congress does not act, no one will.

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Either this was a terrorist attack OR a US Navy blunder. Nothing else makes sense.

Personally, I would accept either explanation if it was the truth.

Of course, a terrorist attack would not fit the political narrative that “the Homeland is secure”.

A naval blunder would be almost as embarrassing.

Sigh!

Unfortunately, once again, “We, The People” may never know the real truth.

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RANT: Targeted Killing of U.S. Citizens?

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/03/08/why-did-fbi-director-robert-mueller-hesitate-to-answer-
question-on-the-targeted-killing-of-u-s-citizens/

March 8, 2012
Why Did FBI Director Robert Mueller Hesitate to Answer Question on the Targeted Killing of U.S. Citizens?

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FBI Director Robert Mueller told House lawmakers on Wednesday that he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice on whether Attorney General Eric Holder’s justification for the targeted killing of Americans overseas also applied to Americans inside the U.S.

Earlier on Studio B, Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in, saying, “It’s not a question that we should have to ask and its not a question that he should’ve evaded answering.” Napolitano thinks Mueller knows the answer is no, but thinks he didn’t say that because he doesn’t want to frustrate his bosses who said yes a few days earlier.

“The Constitution says if the government wants your life, or your liberty or your property, it has to articulate to a jury what law you have violated and prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt to that jury. It’s called due process. Without due process, the government could take anything it wanted and kill anyone it wanted. Attorney General Holder ought to know that, and I suggest that Bob Mueller does and the reason he evaded that answer is because he wants to keep his job.”

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Doens’t anyone else think that there is a lot wrong in the “Justice” department?

Shouldn’t America be that “shining city on the hill”?

How far we have fallen from the ideals of the Dead Old White Guys?

Argh!

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