“We’ll Know Our Disinformation Program Is Complete When Everything the American Public Believes Is False.” William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987
Oh what a tangled web has been weaved. Remember when we were told “17 intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia colluded with the Trump campaign?” It was a lie, but then when you have the heads of the National Intelligence Agency, FBI and CIA lying under oath before congress with zero accountability that’s what you can expect. America no longer has a free press, our major news agencies are extensions of the intelligence apparatus whose job is to lie to the American people.
When the lies are exposed, those scoundrels shriek “it’s a matter of life and death secret” or “it’s classified and exposure is a threat to national security” memes the media tosses into the echo chamber to be repeated ad nauseam. We now know an FBI asset that was embedded in President Trump’s campaign was a well-known spy named Stefan Halper. Halper was part of a sting operation to derail the Trump campaign on behalf of the Deep State. From John Rappaport at Op-EdNews:
Say hello to the FBI mole inside the Trump campaign
Well, you see, the mole wasn't a spy, he was an informant. Aha. Let's use a microscope to tell the difference. The mole: Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor. Supposedly, Halper was gathering information for the FBI about a suspected Trump-Russia connection…
Well, what else has Halper done? At The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald reports: "Four decades ago, Halper was responsible for a long-forgotten spying scandal involving the 1980 election, in which the Reagan campaign -- using CIA officials managed by Halper, reportedly under the direction of former CIA Director and then-Vice-Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush -- got caught running a spying operation from inside the Carter administration.
The plot involved CIA operatives passing classified information about Carter's foreign policy to Reagan campaign officials in order to ensure the Reagan campaign knew of any foreign policy decisions that Carter was considering."
Oops. That doesn't smell good. CIA operatives, managed by Halper, infiltrated the presidential campaign, spied on Jimmy Carter and his advisors, and relayed information about Carter's foreign policy to Reagan's team. But we're supposed to believe, without evidence, that in 2016 Halper was only trying to dig up information on a Trump-Russia connection.
What more do we know about Stefan Halper, the mole for hire? Breitbart: "Halper...served as an assistant to all three of President Gerald Ford's Chief of Staffs -- Alexander Haig, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney..." Quite a trio of politicians. I don't think you'd want to list them on your resume, if you were applying for a job with an organization that showed a shred of ethics.
The Deep State's tentacles are deeply embedded into both the DNC and RNC. There is no discernable difference. Both parties are attempting a coup against President Trump in order to protect themselves from the will of the American people. Robert Mueller is a dirty cop who has been assigned the task of politically assassinating Donald Trump. When there’s a dirty job to do, you can always depend of the MI6, FBI and CIA. But Donald Trump is a fighter and he has had enough and is demanding an investigation into the FBI and CIA shenanigans. From Executive Intelligence Review:
Justice Department Forced To Open Probe of FBI Sting Operation against Trump Campaign
May 21, 2018 (EIRNS)—President Trump on Sunday finished off a string of nine tweets tearing into the fraud of “witchhunt” against him, with the announcement,
“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes—and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”
Within hours, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the Justice Department Inspector General (IG) had just been tasked with investigating whether the FBI surveilled President Trump’s campaign for “inappropriate purposes,” promising to “take appropriate action” if that had occurred. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores issued a contorted statement attempting to preserve the lie that Russians had interfered in the presidential election, while specifying that the investigation into
“impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election”
will be now be included in the IG’s ongoing “review” of the legality of the FBI/DOJ Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court application to open surveillance of the Trump campaign, who will refer “any potential criminal activity” to a U.S. Attorney.
In other words, the higher-ups who deployed Stefan Halper, a longtime CIA operative with extensive ties to George H.W. Bush and British foreign intelligence MI6, to run a typical FBI sting operation to set up the Trump campaign for the charge of “working with Russians,” could soon face criminal charges.
No wonder Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan went ballistic. Brennan retweeted Trump’s tweet on ordering an investigation, accompanied by a threat to the Republican leadership to shut down any such investigation, “or else.” Brennan wrote:
“Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions.”
President Trump took note of Brennan’s hysteria today, retweeting a tweet from conservative commentator Dan Bongino on how “John Brennan is panicking.... This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation.... He’s worried about staying out of Jail.”
An hour later, Trump followed up with his own tweet: “The Wall Street Journal asks, WHERE IN THE WORLD WAS BARACK OBAMA? A very good question!”
The chickens are coming home to roost. Dirty cop Mueller’s investigation should never have been started. Dirty cop Mueller has too many deep conflicts of interest and should wrap up his witch hunt that was started under false pretenses of Russian collusion that is costing the tax payers money and is hamstringing the Trump Administration. This abomination has been going on for two years with nothing to show for it but some trumped up charges against Russians that are dubious at best. From Law andCrime:
The Russians Try to Call Mueller’s Bluff, File Request to View Secret Grand Jury Info
Attorneys for an alleged component of Russian trolling efforts during the 2016 presidential election are demanding that special counsel Robert Mueller be forced to reveal the grand jury instructions used in count one of the government’s indictment against Concord Management and Consulting LLC.
The nine-page motion (plus supporting documents) filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia relies upon Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e)(3)(E)(ii) which provides:
The court may authorize disclosure—at a time, in a manner, and subject to any other conditions that it directs—of a grand-jury matter…at the request of a defendant who shows that a ground may exist to dismiss the indictment because of a matter that occurred before the grand jury.
The motion further specifies that Concord Management is requesting a private “inspection of the legal instructions provided to the grand jury regarding Count One of the Indictment…in order to determine whether the instructions provided could support a motion to dismiss Count One of the Indictment.”
Concord’s argument is that Mueller failed to include a necessary knowledge requirement in count one of the indictment against Concord Management and other Russian entities and therefore, may need to be dismissed… The motion notes, “violations of the relevant federal campaign laws and foreign agent registration requirements administered by the DOJ and the FEC require the defendant to have acted ‘willfully,’ a word that does not appear anywhere in Count One of the Indictment.”
The motion continues, “As such, Count One of the Indictment appears to be facially invalid because it fails to charge an essential element of the offense of conspiracy to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing and defeating the functions of the FEC and the DOJ, that is, that the Defendant acted willfully, in this case meaning that Defendant was aware of the FEC and FARA requirements, agreed to violate those requirements, and ultimately acted with intent to violate those requirements.”
Concord Management’s Monday motion contains at least one reference to U.S. case law where similar indictments were dismissed because they failed to adequately track statutory language. In other words, Concord Management is arguing that Mueller and his army of attorneys charged Concord Management (and other Russian entities) with a vague-sounding “crime” that isn’t actually a crime.
In fact, Concord Management’s motion explicitly says as much, claiming, “[T]he DOJ never brought any case like the instant Indictment, that is, an alleged conspiracy by a foreign corporation to ‘interfere’ in a Presidential election by allegedly funding free speech. The obvious reason for this is that no such crime exists in the federal criminal code…”
The motion also takes some rhetorical license to savage Mueller’s mandate and his apparent focus on private Russian businesses. A representative section reads, in relevant part:
[T]he Deputy Attorney General acting for the recused Attorney General has rejected the history and integrity of the DOJ, and instead licensed a Special Counsel who for all practical political purposes cannot be fired, to indict a case that has absolutely nothing to do with any links or coordination between any candidate and the Russian Government. The reason is obvious, and is political: to justify his own existence the Special Counsel has to indict a Russian – any Russian.
One such footnote alleges, “Count One of the Indictment is devoid of any specificity about what any officer or employee of Concord actually did other than to generally allege that Concord funded an ‘Organization’ that the Special Counsel imagined and created.” Ouch.
Dirty cop Mueller didn’t expect the Russians to fight their indictment in a court of law. Dirty cop Mueller is very dirty indeed. Funny it turns out that Mueller has the Russian ties not President Trump. From The Hill:
Mueller may have a conflict — and it leads directly to a Russian oligarch
Special counsel Robert Mueller has withstood relentless political attacks, many distorting his record of distinguished government service. But there’s one episode even Mueller’s former law enforcement comrades — and independent ethicists — acknowledge raises legitimate legal issues and a possible conflict of interest in his overseeing the Russia election probe.
In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007. Yes, that’s the same Deripaska who has surfaced in Mueller’s current investigation and who was recently sanctioned by the Trump administration…
They said FBI agents courted Deripaska in 2009 in a series of secret hotel meetings in Paris… “We knew he was paying for his team helping us, and that probably ran into the millions,” a U.S. official involved in the operation confirmed. One agent who helped court Deripaska was Andrew McCabe, the recently fired FBI deputy director who played a seminal role starting the Trump-Russia case, multiple sources confirmed…
Two months before Trump was elected president, Deripaska was in New York as part of Russia’s United Nations delegation when three FBI agents awakened him in his home; at least one agent had worked with Deripaska on the aborted effort to rescue Levinson. During an hour-long visit, the agents posited a theory that Trump’s campaign was secretly colluding with Russia to hijack the U.S. election.
“Deripaska laughed but realized, despite the joviality, that they were serious,” the lawyer said. “So he told them in his informed opinion the idea they were proposing was false. ‘You are trying to create something out of nothing,’ he told them.” The agents left though the FBI sought more information in 2017 from the Russian, sources tell me…
So why care about some banished Russian oligarch’s account now?
First, as the FBI prepared to get authority to surveil figures on Trump’s campaign team, did it disclose to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that one of its past Russian sources waived them off the notion of Trump-Russia collusion?
Second, the U.S. government in April imposed sanctions on Deripaska, one of several prominent Russians targeted to punish Vladimir Putin — using the same sort of allegations that State used from 2006 to 2009. Yet, between those two episodes, Deripaska seemed good enough for the FBI to ask him to fund that multimillion-dollar rescue mission. And to seek his help on a sensitive political investigation. And to allow him into the country eight times…
Melanie Sloan, a former Clinton Justice Department lawyer and longtime ethics watchdog, told me a “far more significant issue” is whether the earlier FBI operation was even legal: “It’s possible the bureau’s arrangement with Mr. Deripaska violated the Antideficiency Act, which prohibits the government from accepting voluntary services.”
George Washington University constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley agreed: “If the operation with Deripaska contravened federal law, this figure could be viewed as a potential embarrassment for Mueller. The question is whether he could implicate Mueller in an impropriety.”
My, my, my. Dirty, dirty, dirty. The intelligence agencies seem to believe they are above the law. Everyone knows they interfere globally with elections in other countries but to have proof positive that they are conducting sting operations against candidates they don’t like in America is outrageous. Attorney General Jeff Session is responsible for this, he must resign. The corrupt and conflicted Mueller investigation must be shut down. The lunatics have taken over the asylum. From Jonathan Turley:
With New Referral To The Inspector General: The FBI Finds Itself Caught In A Crossfire Hurricane
It was called “Crossfire Hurricane,” the FBI counterintelligence operation that targeted Trump figures as part of the investigation into possible campaign ties to Russia. It was a poignant choice of a Rolling Stones song, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” that describes a man “born in a crossfire hurricane” who “howled at the morning driving rain.”
It could be an apt description of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. After a year of media denials of his claims of surveillance targeting his campaign, Trump can legitimately claim some vindication. Indeed, with his rising poll numbers, the president must feel, in the words of the song, like “it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas.”
The New York Times this week disclosed that the FBI made a conscious effort to use secret counterintelligence powers to investigate Trump officials and may have had a confidential informant who was used in connection with key Trump figures long before the November 2016 election…
In early 2017, President Trump was widely ridiculed for alleging that the Obama administration placed his campaign under surveillance. The response from experts on CNN and other sites was open mockery. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper came forward to assure the media that he could categorically deny the allegation and stated, “There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign…”
We now know there was, indeed, surveillance ordered repeatedly on Trump campaign figures before and after the election. Rather than acknowledge the troubling implications of an administration investigating the opposing party’s leading candidate for president, the media shifted to saying that there was ample reason to order the surveillance…
Now the plot has thickened even further with the added disclosure of not just national security letters to gather documents related to Trump figures but also at least one confidential informant who met with campaign figures like Page and George Papadopoulos to gather information…
It should be a serious concern that the Obama administration used secret counterintelligence powers to target officials in the campaign of the opposing party. That is a practice we have widely criticized in other countries from Turkey to Russia to Iran.
Worse yet, the New York Times wrote that the decision was made to use the secret FISA court and counterintelligence personnel to conceal the operation for political purposes… FISA was not designed as a convenient alternative for the FBI and the Justice Department to avoid political costs or scrutiny…
The FISA investigation was based on loose claims of foreign influence and a little cognizable evidence of actual crimes.
As a nation committed to the rule of law, we need a full and transparent investigation of these allegations. All of the allegations. That includes both the investigation of special counsel Mueller and the investigation of these latest allegations involving the FBI.
Until then, many Americans across the country will continue to believe that, like “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Trump was greeted after his election by being “crowned with a spike” right through his head.
Oh what a tangled web has been weaved. Professor Turley is correct, Trump was greeted after his election by being “crowed with a spike” right through his head. That spike was wielded by the Obama/Bush corrupt MI6, DOJ, CIA and FBI who conducted an illegal sting operation against Trump campaign. Attorney General Sessions must resign so Trump can name a replacement who will show up for work. Bring on the investigations.
By Patricia Baeten