Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Explosion over the Washington Swamp

The following article appeared in the American Thinker on February 5th

The Nunes memo is only the tip of the iceberg

On Friday morning, President Trump declassified the memo prepared by the Intelligence Committee of the House. This document was originally marked "Top Secret." Of course, there is nothing new for the inquisitive reader in this memo. Everything that is described there has long been widely discussed in America. But none of the participants in these discussions have ever had any evidence. Now this evidence, gathered during the closed sessions of the Intelligence Committee, has become public.
Christopher Steele

As a result, we know that the chain of events associated with the case of Trump's "criminal collusion with Putin" looks like this:
  • Trump's political opponents during the primaries hired the firm Fusion GPS, which specializes in opposition research, to dig up some dirt on Trump
  • After Trump won the primaries, Fusion GPS lost the customer, but just for a short while
  • The new customers of the dirt on Trump become the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC
  • The new customers requested dirt on Trump from Fusion GPS, not only in the American domain but also in the international arena
  • To add international dimension, Fusion GPS hired a subcontractor – former resident of British intelligence in Moscow Christopher Steele, known for his open anti-Trump beliefs
  • Christopher Steele hired some former agents of the Russian intelligence services (against whom he once fought during the Cold War)
  • The agents of Russian intelligence services concoct a dirty file on Trump (linguistic analysis confirmed that this dossier was written in "Russian English" with minimal editing by native English speakers)
  • It is still unclear as to what extent these Russian agents were the "former" agents of the Russian intelligence services (that is, to what extent this dossier is fiction, and to what extent is it the deliberate work of the KGB/FSB disinformation effort)
  • Trump's dossier, compiled by the Russians, gets to the FBI through the Assistant Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, who received it from his wife. At that time, she was working for Fusion GPS and was a part of the anti-Trump research team
  • The FBI used this dossier as one of the key arguments in the secret intelligence court FISC to obtain a warrant to wiretap the Trump campaign

In other words, the Obama administration used a dossier concocted by Russian agents to legitimize its surveillance of their political opposition.

According to the memo, FBI leaders knew precisely where the dossier came from, but in the application to the FISC, they presented the dossier as a proven fact, and not as opposition research. It was not just a mere bureaucratic mistake -- the FBI used the dossier in such a way not once, but at least four times.
As a result, the Trump campaign was under surveillance by the FBI before the elections, after the elections, and even after the inauguration of President Trump.

Also, it became clear from the memo how the sale of this dirty product was conducted. Christopher Steele organized a "leak" of information from the dossier to the media. The article published in Yahoo News added some missing details, so it appeared like independent confirmation of the Russian dossier. In other words, the FBI submitted false information to the FISC about the authenticity of the Trump dossier. And as a "confirmation," they used an open publication organized by the authors of the dossier themselves.

Corruption in the highest echelons of power of the Obama administration is now no secret to anyone.

(Article continues HERE)

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