Introduction by The Editor:
Donald Trump is a political outsider, starting his political career at the top. One of President Trump's
biggest obstacles is the Washington Establishment, also known as the Deep State. These are the career
bureaucrats, especially those in the Pentagon and the three-letter spy agencies who are quite comfortable
with the way Washington works and don't want anyone to rock the boat, to say nothing of draining the swamp.
The numerous traps and stink bombs Obama left for Trum
Government Wiretapped Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort. The July/August 2016 time frame is interesting
because that coincides with the surfacing of the ridiculous opposition research "Steele Dossier" on Presidential Candidate Donald
Trump. Further recently revealed information about the "[S]teele dossier", interestingly surrounds the James Comey FBI paying
for the information contained therein. [...] So the James Comey FBI paid a British informant, former MI6 operative Christopher Steele,
for content within the Steele Dossier, which was originally financed by the Jeb Bush campaign and Never Trumpers, and later passed on
to Hillary Clinton allies via continued investigative funding by Fusion GPS. Christopher Steele is the same guy the DNC contracted
to research the "DNC hacking" (which many think was actually DNC leaking). Sometime in July 2016 the James Comey FBI was denied
a FISA warrant by the court (rarely done) and the general appearance is that Comey was interested in surveillance of the Trump
campaign. Note Comey has never denied this allegation.
Counsel Mueller Tells Manafort He Will Be Indicted. The real trouble all started for Manafort while he was
still snoozing away in bed, early morning back in July. He was fast asleep when federal agents serving a search warrant
actually used lock picks to open his front door and started to raid his home located in Virginia. Everything was fair
game to the agents, they ended up taking binders full of papers, as well as computer files in which they had made copies from
off his PC. They really dug into the guy, even taking photo 'evidence' of his expensive suits, according to one source.
Deep State Wraps Its Protective Cocoon Around Hillary Clinton. Question: Now that the Republicans control
all three branches of government, my question is really simple. Why is it that when organizations have sued the Justice
Department and State Department — I'm, of course, speaking of Judicial Watch here — for documents
related to Hillary Clinton, Benghazi and all of the other Obama scandals... why is it that State and Justice are so slow in
releasing the documents that the judges have ordered to be released? And if it is the deep state that you talk about, then
why isn't Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions getting in there and kicking some tail to get this information out?
appeals court rules against broad interpretation of Trump's travel ban. A U.S. appeals court on Thursday
rejected the Trump administration's effort to temporarily bar most refugees from entering the country, ruling that those who
have relationships with a resettlement agency should be exempt from an executive order banning refugees. A three-judge
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel also ruled that grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins of legal U.S. residents
should be exempted from President Donald Trump's order, which banned travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.
Rapists And Pedophiles Got Government Security Clearances. The head of the Pentagon's Defense Security Service
says the troubled and clogged process to grant security clearances has led to criminals receiving access to classified
information. "I've got murderers who have access to classified information," Daniel Payne, head of the Defense Security
Service, said during a conference Wednesday [9/6/2017], McClatchy reports. "I have rapists. I have pedophiles.
I have people involved in child porn." The Defense Security Service grants temporary security clearances for civilian workers
and contractors, and the Department of Defense (DOD) has been so hard pressed for employees with clearances that some criminals
have slipped through.
NSA Offered To Give FBI All Of Hillary Clinton's Missing Emails. Comey Said No. The New York Post's John
Crudele had an interesting column outlining how the bogus Democrat/Media/Deep State instigated Trump investigation is
backfiring on Democrats as the American people grow increasingly weary of repeated allegations without actual proof.
Beyond that fatigue is something even more concerning for Democrats. The investigation is actually shedding light on
wrongdoing by figures like Hillary Clinton and James Comey — NOT Donald Trump.
Globalists in White House Oppose Trump's Border Wall, Reforms. The "West Wing Democrats" in the White House are
eager to sacrifice President Donald Trump's top campaign promise in exchange for Democratic approval of the tax cuts sought
by wealthy donors and business interests, according to an article in Politico.
Leader Mitch McConnell Is Actively Working To Undermine M.A.G.A Agenda. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
delivered a speech today in Kentucky. A speech which yet again personifies the disconnect between the insufferable
professional republicans within the party and the MAGA insurgency that has taken it over. CTH has been transparent with
our support for Donald Trump, and the specific reason for it. We want the GOPe machine torn down, dispatched to earth
orbit, and nuked while there regardless of consequence, because we're sick of having to be brutalized and used by Republican
liars hiding within it. Period.
Deep State Won? The title of this column reflects the first thought I had on the news of Steve Bannon's
resignation last Friday as President Trump's strategic advisor. Although I do not know Mr. Bannon personally, the
impression I have gotten from reading biographies of him, as well as my knowledge of his enunciated beliefs, his patriotism,
and the pivotal role he played in galvanizing Donald Trump's presidential campaign, caused me to believe that he was the one
individual with the intellectual firepower, intestinal fortitude, and strategic vision to check the unchecked growth of our
government. Now, with his resignation, I fear that that the barely-begun battle to retake control of the government and
pare it back to something resembling sanity, is lost.
Holdovers Still In Dozens Of Key National Security Council Jobs. Several Obama holdovers who led initiatives at
odds with President Donald Trump's foreign policy remain on the staff of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, The Daily
Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. About 40 of the National Security Council's (NSC)
250 officials — nearly one in six — are Obama administration holdovers, according to TheDCNF's
analysis. The holdovers include NSC directors for Korea, China, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Eastern Europe, Israel-Palestine,
South America, North Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. Holdovers also advise on weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism,
non-proliferation, arms control, defense policy, immigration, and homeland preparedness.
Unintended Consequences: The Unmasking of the Deep State. "Deep State" is hard to define, because it is composed of overlapping groups and
individuals with complex and differing agendas. It's an amalgam of people, agencies, and bureaucrats that changes. The current leakers are part
of it. For now, let's say it's a mostly unelected, mostly leftist group within our government that wants to govern us against the will of America's
founding principles. These people want the final say over our Republic. They want to rule, and they form part of a powerful alliance against
the current administration and its voters.
Why the Swamp Hates
Trump. Imagine that you were elected to a federal office several years ago and had a safe seat with all the perks attached,
including salary, expense account, and influence with corporate CEOs and other titans of industry. Suppose further that you knew
that the future would be prosperous when you left office because the connections you made would make you a fortune as a lobbyist.
Moreover, since unseating an incumbent is a herculean task, you felt that you were set for life. In fact, as soon as you got elected,
you began raising money and preparing for re-election. [...] Suddenly, a guy runs for office with a lot of ideas about "draining the swamp"
and making rules that include a prohibition on lobbying for at least five years after leaving office.
The New Tenure of Office
Act. Congressional Republicans have been waging a quiet war on their own President. The Senate voted unanimously to stay
in session thus denying President Trump the power to make recess appointments — and they themselves have refused to move his appointments
forward. They prevented Trump from even using private funding to build a border wall in a previous deal. They refused to even
repeal Obamacare, the cornerstone of every Republican campaign promise. And they have gone along with the Democrats with these
investigations, which the GOP knows full well are purely political.
Obama Officials Operate Shadow Network to Push Science Agenda. An unofficial shadow office "stocked with Obama
loyalists" is quietly working in Washington, D.C. to carry out the previous administration's science agenda. The group
of science experts who left the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) after President Donald Trump took
office "is informal yet organized," according to a report from the health-oriented news website Stat. Members of
the new group — which numbers in the dozens — have provided counsel to Democratic lawmakers on Capitol
Hill, consulted with scientific societies, and have held group-wide strategy sessions, according to Stat. They have
also helped analyze the impact of White House budget proposals and policies, including the decision to withdraw the United
States from the Paris climate accord.
Are The Major Scandals That Took Place When Robert Mueller Was FBI Director. What stands out most during
then-FBI Director Mueller's term in office is the two-tiered system of justice, when obvious crimes and scandals involving
government officials and private-sector elites were ignored or even covered up by the FBI. Much of the worst behavior of
government officials in the Bush and Obama administrations was given a pass by Mueller's FBI, as well as a megabank that
laundered billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and sponsors of terror. Simply put: Mueller helped to
create the swamp that needs to be drained.
of Corruption: Ben Rhodes Unmasked. Somehow it does not surprise that former Obama Deputy Security
Adviser Ben Rhodes is now a "person of interest" in the probe of who illegally leaked for political purposes the names of
Team Trump players allegedly collected inadvertently in intelligence reports. He joins others on Team Obama such as
Susan Rice and Samantha Power in the unmasking designed to subvert the Trump administration in what amounts to a silent coup.
Investigators Are Worried They're Going To Get Sued. Department of Justice investigators purchased liability
insurance to guard themselves against potential retaliatory lawsuits brought by the subjects they're investigating as part of
the Russia probe. The Department would cover any legal fees incurred in the course of duty. However, a number of
investigators opted to purchase extra protection as the probe moves further into examining President Donald Trump's finances
and those of his associates, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN.
'Ethnic And Racial Composition' Of Mueller's Jury Pool Stacks Deck Against Trump. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's decision
to impanel a grand jury in Washington, D.C. will prove "very unfavorable" to President Trump, in part because of the "ethnic and racial
composition" of jury members, says constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz. "I think it's a tactical move designed to send a message
that if the prosecutor decides to prosecute, he will have a real advantage with the jury pool where the case will be held," Dershowitz
said in an interview on Friday [8/4/2017] with WABC radio host Rita Cosby.
Confirm NatSec Advisor H. R. McMaster & His Deputy Dina Powell Are Leaking To The Anti-Trump Media. Two separate National
Security Council sources have confirmed that National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster and Deputy National Security Advisor
Dina Powell have been leaking negative material about President Donald J. Trump to their allies in the anti-Trump media, GotNews
can exclusively report. "It's very hard when your boss, the President, and your boss, the NSC advisor, see the world so
differently," says one staffer, who opposes regime change in Syria.
The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,' Former NSC Officials Say. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster
is thwarting President Donald Trump's foreign policy prescriptions, two former senior NSC officials told The Daily Caller News
Foundation. "Everything the president wants to do, McMaster opposes," a former senior official said in a wide-ranging
interview. "Trump wants to get us out of Afghanistan — McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to get us
out of Syria — McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to deal with the China issue — McMaster
doesn't. Trump wants to deal with the Islam issue — McMaster doesn't. You know, across the board, we
want to get rid of the Iran deal — McMaster doesn't. It is incredible to watch it happening right in front
of your face. Absolutely stunning."
Creep: Mueller Grand Jury Fishing for Evidence Unrelated to Russian Interference Probe. Mainstream media
reports poured in Thursday and Friday indicating that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has far outstripped the original
parameters of his investigation and begun digging into President Donald Trump's business dealings. CNN reported
Thursday [8/3/2017], that sources close to the investigation told them they are hopeful "the web of financial ties could offer
a more concrete path toward potential prosecution than the broader and murkier questions of collusion in the 2016 campaign."
McMaster: Your Pro-Iran, Pro-Pakistan, Anti-Israel, McCain Ally in the Trump White House. [Scroll
down] One source claims that Trump's political advisers are afraid of how it will look if he fires another national
security adviser. But that makes no sense. Trump is being attacked for everything and nothing. Who cares if
he gets attacked for doing something that will actually help him to succeed in office? Why should fear of media
criticism play a role here or anywhere for this president and this administration? [...] And who recommended McMaster?
You won't believe this. Senator John McCain. That's right. The NSA got his job on the basis of a recommendation
from the man who just saved Obamacare. Obviously, at this point, Trump has nothing to lose by angering McCain.
H.R. McMaster Is Proof The Deep State Exists.
What would you say if Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council, who discovered the
Obama-era unmasking of the names of Donald Trump associates whose communications were perhaps illegally intercepted and leaked by the
Obama intelligence apparatus, was fired, and that Susan Rice, the person at the heart of the Benghazi cover-up and the unmasking and
leaking of the unmasked names, was granted a renewal of her Top Secret security clearance? If you said that could never happen in a
Donald Trump administration you'd be wrong, because H.R. McMaster, President Trump's National Security Advisor just did it.
Slow-Motion Coup d'Etat picks up steam. Since the election there has been an unprecedented attempt to unwind
the election result. Events have accelerated on several fronts lately with attempts from outside and within to paralyze
the Trump administration. What started as a collective media freakout on Election Night 2016 quickly progressed to an
unprecedented attempt to intimidate Electors into changing their votes. Some Democrats announced, even before Trump
took office, plans to impeach him, and Democrat politicians fed media-driven Russia collusion conspiracy theories for which
they knew there was no evidence. Chuck Schumer, for example, used the alleged fact of Donald Trump being under FBI
investigation as an argument against confirming Neal Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, even though Schumer (but not the public)
knew from intelligence briefings that Trump was not personally under investigation. All the while, the permanent
bureaucracy, particularly in the intelligence community, started an unending and almost daily series of leaks meant to
paralyze the administration.
NSC Coup Against Trump Purges Critics of Islam and Obama. Derek Harvey was a man who saw things coming. [...] Just like in Iraq, Harvey
began digging at the NSC. He came up with a list of Obama holdovers who were leaking to the press. McMaster, the new head of the NSC,
refused to fire any of them. McMaster had a different list of people he wanted to fire. It was easy to make the list. Harvey was
on it. All you had to do was name Islamic terrorism as the problem and oppose the Iran Deal. If you came in with Flynn, you would be
out. If you were loyal to Trump, your days were numbered. And if you warned about Obama holdovers undermining the new administration,
you were a target. One of McMaster's first acts at the NSC was to ban any mention of "Obama holdovers." Not only did the McMaster coup
purge Harvey, who had assembled the holdover list, but his biggest target was Ezra Watnick-Cohen, who had exposed the eavesdropping on Trump officials
by Obama personnel.
Judiciary Member: Mueller Must Resign Over Conflict — "Clear Violation Of Federal Code". House
Judiciary Committee member Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) is calling on Robert Mueller, special counsel for the
Department of Justice's Russia investigation, to resign over a "conflict of interest" resulting from a personal relationship
with James Comey — a person of interest in the investigation. [...] That relationship could come into play as
Mueller reportedly investigates whether Trump's dismissal of the FBI director constituted obstruction of justice amid the
bureau's probe into whether Russian agents coordinated cybercrimes with the Trump campaign. As we've pointed out
before, several of Mueller's early, notable hires have all been contributors to Hillary's and/or Obama's previous campaigns
and Jeannie Rhee actually represented the Clinton Foundation.
Intelligence Committee Leaks Ben Rhodes as "Person of Interest" in Unmasking Scandal. There's another
"explosive" and "exclusive" article from the latest chaf and countermeasures unit, Sara Carter, reporting Ben Rhodes as a
"subject of interest" for the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into 'unethical' and possibly 'illegal'
unmasking. Understandably all discussion, and likely a large segment of Sean Hannity's TV show, will focus on the
intended target of the newly drawn attention. However, what's more interesting to those who look into the deep swamp is
the identification of Carter's sources: ie. who's feeding her?
Deep State War on Trump's Foreign Policy Agenda. The State Department's own "deep state" is trying to sabotage
President Trump's foreign policy agenda. From the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Iran, Qatar and climate change, the
State Department, under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is reported to be in "open war" with the White House. Key
high level positions remain vacant as Obama holdovers "continue running the show and formulating policy, where they have
increasingly clashed with the White House's own agenda," according to the Free Beacon.
of FBI General Counsel Leaker Investigation Bear Hallmarks of "Controlled Opposition". A few days ago we shared
a story from Sara Carter, a frequent guest on Sean Hannity, who surfaced immediately AFTER the inauguration of President
Trump and is often utilized to drive explosive headlines that lead to lengthy conversation but go 'no-where'. CTH has
spent years monitoring the interactions and interplay between the media and the various layers within what's called "The DC
Deep State". Almost immediately a very familiar pattern was noted in Carter's reporting. [...] You see, there is a pattern,
a very predictable shaping pattern with a great deal of media and stories that surround scandals in politics. The
'controlled opposition' pattern is never broken and the outcome of stories that check off each sequential part of that
pattern are always the same.
Deep State Calls For Coup Against
POTUS Trump. Disregard the blue jeans and open collar shirt. This is former CIA Director John Brennan
(who no doubt maintains very high-level contacts throughout the Deep State machine) attempting to make acceptable the premise
of a coup against a sitting president. Don't forget, it was Brennan who was caught lying about the Deep State's massive
data collection program on private citizens. He lied to Congress without penalty. That is the arrogance of Deep
State masters. They feel themselves superior to the laws of of this nation. They maintain authority and control
regardless of who is or isn't inside the White House. POTUS Trump is the single greatest threat to that power
monopoly — and they want him gone.
Could Halt Spy Authorization Over Obama Aides' Anti-Trump Leaks. Key lawmakers are threatening to cancel the authorization of
sensitive U.S. spy operations until congressional leaders investigate efforts by former top Obama administration officials to leak highly
classified national security information in what many believe was a targeted campaign to undermine the Trump administration, according to
senior congressional sources familiar with the situation. Key Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee are pressuring
Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) to investigate former senior Obama administration officials believed to be responsible for these anti-Trump
leaks, including former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and National Security Council official
Ben Rhodes, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about mounting frustration over Congress's failure to adequately
investigate these leaks.
Paid for the 'Trump Dossier'? Democrats Don't Want You to Find Out. It has been 10 days since Democrats
received the glorious news that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley would require Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort
to explain their meeting with Russian operators at Trump Tower last year. [...] Yet Democrats now have meekly and noiselessly
retreated, agreeing to let both men speak to the committee in private. Why would they so suddenly be willing to let go
of this moment of political opportunity? Fusion GPS. [...] Fusion co-founder Glenn Simpson also was supposed to
testify at the Grassley hearing, where he might have been asked in public to reveal who hired him to put together the hit job
on Mr. Trump, which was based largely on anonymous Russian sources. Turns out Democrats are willing to give up
just about anything — including their Manafort moment — to protect Mr. Simpson from having to answer
a fix on Fusion GPS. The so-called Trump Dossier appears to be something like the Rosetta Stone that will allow
us to decipher the true story underlying the Trump/Russia "collusion" hysteria. The hysteria has been driven by the
Democrats and their media adjunct to explain the shocking outcome of the 2016 election. Ishmael Jones argued the
fraudulence of the Trump Dossier here on Power Line yesterday. The FBI apparently thought the Trump Dossier was the
real deal. John Brennan and James Clapper disseminated it in briefings to Presidents Obama and Trump. Leaks to
the media followed in due course. The provenance of the Trump Dossier lies with GPS Fusion. GPS Fusion is the
for-hire political outfit paid to dig up dirt on targets, as Kim Strassel put it in her Wall Street Journal Potomac Watch
column yesterday. For whom was GPS Fusion working in the matter of the Trump Dossier? GPS Fusion isn't saying.
Official Evelyn Farkas Urges Intel Community to Compromise Sources, Methods. Evelyn Farkas, a former top Obama
administration Defense Department official, has advocated for the intelligence community to consider compromising sources and
methods when it comes to "saving American democracy." "And I know that we have to preserve our sources and methods,"
Farkas said, speaking about the U.S. intelligence community. "But at some point you know, sometimes maybe you have to
actually compromise some kind of source or method if it comes down to saving American democracy."
Russia Probe Is A Political Hit Job: Either Rein Him In, Or Fire Him. If recent reports are true, Special
Counsel Robert Mueller has veered sharply off course to investigate matters that have nothing to do with Russia's tampering
with our 2016 election. He either has to be reeled in to do the job he was hired to do, or fired.
on Kushner Being Questioned in Senate Meeting: 'They Would Never Do This to the Clintons'. On Monday
[7/24/2017], Fox News contributor and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) appeared on "Fox & Friends," where the topic
turned to the big news of the morning: Jared Kushner's written statement to the Senate. Chaffetz expressed
frustration with Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. being called to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee, arguing a double
standard. "Republicans need to get a backbone," he began. "Every time the Democrats say they need to call up
Jared Kushner or Donald Trump Jr., then call up Chelsea Clinton. Call up the Clintons. There, we have an
inspector general who issues a report stating an actual crime."
ratifies Deep State manuever to limit President Trump. "Hacking the election" is a misnomer. Revealing
embarrassing information about the Democratic party is not the same as "stealing" or "hacking" the election itself. If
the Russian government was behind the hacks, they certainly deserve to be sanctioned. But the only question that
matters should be, will the sanctions interfere with the administration's diplomatic efforts to bring about closer
cooperation between Russia and the US? That is the question facing President Trump.
Probe Team Starts Leaking Special Counsel Investigation Details to Press. The team charged with investigating
whether there was any collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia now appears to be leaking details of the
probe to damage him. "A person familiar with the probe" told Bloomberg that the special counsel is examining a broad
range of transactions involving Trump and his associates' businesses. The leak comes the day after Trump told the
New York Times in an interview that delving into his business matters would be outside the bounds of the Russia
Trump: Use of Police State Tactics Is Un-American. Never in American history has a sitting president (and
his family) been hounded with unfounded criminal investigations as has President Trump. While still a candidate, the
Democrats and their propaganda arm in the mainstream media brought forth the scurrilous charge of Russian collusion with not
a shred of evidence to support their charge. It's a fishing expedition in search of a crime. [...] The entire Russian
collusion affair stinks to high heaven. There is no smoking gun to justify an independent counsel. Nada!
Yet, Robert Mueller, best buddies with fired FBI director James Comey, who admittedly leaked classified information to ensure
a special prosecutor would be appointed is now extending his investigation to include the Trump Organization.
Who Donated Money to Dems Now Investigating Trump Administration. President Donald Trump hasn't been easy on Special
Counsel Robert Mueller. Recently, he blasted the investigator in a New York Times interview, while his surrogate White House
Counselor Kellyanne Conway characterized Mueller as leading a "witch hunt." She accused the investigative team as being
politically biased. According to Fox News, she has plenty of ammunition to back up that claim.
Gingrich: Mueller's Law Firm Gave 99.81% of Its Donations to Hillary Clinton. Former House Speaker Newt
Gingrich pointed out on Hannity Thursday night that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's former law firm saw 99.81 percent of its
donations go to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. "The Mueller investigation has so many conflicts of interest, it's
almost an absurdity," Gingrich said. "The people that he's been hiring are all anti-Trump lawyers." [Video clip]
needs to be smart about how he fires Mueller. Trump must eventually fire Robert Mueller, a partisan tool
carrying water for his Establishment pals as he oversees an utterly corrupt "investigation" where the only person we actually
know committed any wrongdoing is his bestest buddy Jim Comey. But Trump can't just lash out and do it, though it is
well within his political and moral right to do so. No, he's got to do it cleverly, with cunning, in a way that shows
the American people exactly why Mueller's witch hunt is a flaming dumpster fire of conflicts of interest and contempt for the
right of normal Americans to have a say in their own governance. Trump has to set the stage before he pulls the trigger
and puts the coup de grace into the temple of this appalling fiasco. He has to do it so the American people will
see and understand why ending this idiocy is so absolutely necessary to preserve our Republic despite the mainstream media's
best effort to hide the truth.
Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions. The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the
Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year's election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump's
businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe. The president told the
New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds. Trump's businesses have
involved Russians for years, making the boundaries fuzzy so Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be taking a wide-angle
approach to his two-month-old probe.
is Mueller investigating? It is basic criminal law that a criminal statute must be specific and clear to define
the conduct that is declared illegal so that one knows that the conduct is illegal. Similarly, if one is being
investigated, the investigators must be authorized to seek out some specific conduct that is illegal and have probable cause
to believe that the target of the investigation is involved illegally. There is no such evidence here.
Reaches Down Russian Rabbit Holes. Who investigates the investigators? Bloomberg reports that special
counsel Robert Mueller expanded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to include
"examining a broad range of transactions involving [Donald] Trump's businesses as well as his associates." The
transactions not only involve "associates" but, in some cases, date back a decade. The deals include Russians buying
apartments in Trump-owned buildings and the sale of pricey Florida real estate to a rich Russian in 2008. Why not also
subpoena disgruntled former USFL players angry at the Donald's role in the league's demise to testify?
Selective Security Clearances, Unelected Intelligence Agencies Claim Power To Veto President's Advisors. On
July 8 The New York Times reported that President Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner's application for a
security clearance had failed to report his contact with some Russians. The media found this ominous. I do too,
but for a different reason. The national security agencies of the executive branch are demanding that the president
communicate about national security matters only with advisers to whom they issue clearances. Someone in the FBI had slipped
Kushner's questionnaire to the Times. Publication of the story underlined the threat to withdraw the clearance.
At Trump Jr. Russian Meeting Has Deep Ties To Clinton Machine. Long before the story broke public
regarding meetings between Russian operatives and members of the Trump campaign, Hillary Clinton was hinting at such a
connection. How was she so privy to that information? Yes, she likely was tipped off by the illegal wire tap
courtesy of Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other within the Obama administration, but Mrs. Clinton just as
likely received a heads-up from a man who was acting as an "translator" at that same meeting. A man who was former
employee of the Clinton State Department — Anatoli Samochornov.
Who's Colluding With Whom? [Scroll down] The
Russian lawyer wasn’t even supposed to be here. She had been denied a visa for entry into the United States in late 2015, but given a rather
extraordinary “parole” by the federal government to assist preparation for a client subject to an asset forfeiture by the Justice Department.
That was in January. The client was Prevezon Holdings, a Russian company suspected of having been paid some portion of $230 million
stolen by Russian mobsters. When Sergey Magnitsky[,] a Russian lawyer representing a company that had been the victim of the theft,
reported it to authorities in Moscow he was promptly jailed and beaten to death. The American response to this atrocity was the 2012
Magnitsky Act, which sanctioned several individuals connected to human rights abuses. The Russian government retaliated by preventing
American adoptions of Russian children. But in June, she was permitted to fly back to the U.S., have the meeting with Trump Junior — at
Trump Tower, no less — and then end up in the front row for a congressional hearing involving testimony from a former U.S. ambassador
to Russia, then turning up at a D.C. showing of a documentary film on the negative effects of the Magnitsky Act, and later appearing at a
dinner involving Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and former Rep. Ron Dellums (D-CA) who is now a lobbyist for the Russians. The repeal
of that legislation is a priority item for the Russians and a personal project of Veselnitskaya’s; it, rather than any Clinton dirt, was
reportedly the primary subject brought forth at the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. All of this without a visa!
Holder Rallies Liberal Lawyers Against Trump in San Fran. Former Attorney General Eric Holder told a group of
liberal lawyers to keep fighting at a San Francisco fundraiser Wednesday, continuing his message about using state power to
oppose the Trump administration. Holder, who served during the Obama administration, told his audience not to be afraid
of what President Donald Trump is doing, but he still affirmed that news from the White House is "disturbing," the San
Francisco Chronicle reports. He also said that he worries about the "moral arc of the universe" bending away from
justice, not toward it as Martin Luther King Jr. said. "It's the responsibility of all of us to keep our hands on that
arc," he said. "There is fighting to be done, there are lawsuits to be brought ... You can never underestimate the
power of the American people."
Republican Demands Investigation into Comey and Purging of Obama Holdovers for Intel Leaks. [Scroll down]
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and chair of its
National Security subcommittee, also called on President Trump to purge Obama holdovers still working in the federal
government. In an exclusive interview with the Beacon, DeSantis claimed that "the holdovers and their allies outside
the White House are responsible for an unprecedented series of national security leaks aimed at damaging the Trump administration's
national security apparatus." And he singled out none other than Ben Rhodes, the creator of the Obama White House echo
chamber (which is still operational), as the person responsible for most of the leaks. DeSantis said he wants to get
Rhodes under oath to testify before Congress about his nefarious activities since he left the White House.
FBI Agent: Deep State Exists and Is Trying to Bring Down Trump. Fifteen years ago, I would have suggested
a tinfoil hat for anyone who believed in the deep state. But recent events have made me rethink my diagnosis. The
term "deep state" intimates a conspiracy somewhere in the woodshed. But it's basically two or more people who get
together and agree on something bad. In the case of a shadow government, that something is to impede or overthrow the
legitimate government. The current political environment offers convincing evidence that individuals are attempting to
do just that. They utilize legal and illegal means in an effort to annul the will of the people. Their ultimate
goal is to end the presidency of Donald Trump.
State: Trump Facing Seven Times More National Security Leaks Than Obama or Bush. President Trump has
faced seven times more leaks during the first 126 days of his administration than the previous two administrations.
That figure includes many leaks from the intelligence community that were aimed at embarrassing Trump but have damaged U.S.
national security, according to a new Senate report. "Since President Trump assumed office, our nation has faced an
unprecedented wave of potentially damaging leaks of information," said the report from the Senate Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs Committee. The report showed that the Trump administration faced 125 leaks potentially
damaging to national security in 126 days — a "conservative estimate," it noted.
court blocks Trump EPA on air pollution. An appeals court Monday struck down the Environmental Protection
Agency's 90-day suspension of new emission standards on oil and gas wells, a decision that could set back the Trump
administration's broad legal strategy for rolling back Obama-era rules. In a 2-to-1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded that the EPA had the right to reconsider a 2016 rule limiting methane and
smog-forming pollutants emitted by oil and gas wells but could not delay the effective date while it sought to rewrite the
regulation. The agency has proposed extending the initial delay to two years; the court will hold a hearing on that
Trump Win His Fight Against Leftist Judges And Open-Border Radicals Over Immigration? A battle is brewing between the federal government's
right to enforce U.S. immigration laws and some cities' and blue states' desire to provide "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants in the U.S. But unlike
the past four presidents, Donald Trump is willing, even eager, to fight this battle.
Trump may be right about the White House
being bugged. President Trump seems to be confirming something I wrote a couple weeks ago — the White House may be bugged. When
Trump finally admitted recently that he doesn't have tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, the president also hinted that the US
intelligence and law enforcement officials might have his office bugged.
Obama-appointed judges dismiss
Supreme Court ruling, continue blocking Trump's immigration crackdown. President Trump may have won a partial victory at the Supreme Court this week,
but other federal judges remain major stumbling blocks to his aggressive immigration plans, with courts from California to Michigan and Atlanta limiting his
crackdown on sanctuary cities and stopping him from deporting illegal immigrants he has targeted for removal. The judges in those deportation cases have
rejected Mr. Trump's argument that he has wide latitude to decide who gets kicked out, without having to worry about district courts second-guessing him
on facts of the case. Instead, the judges said, they get to decide their jurisdiction, and that extends to reviewing Mr. Trump's immigration policy.
Attkisson Outlines President Trump as DC's Existential Threat. Sharyl Attkisson appeared on Tucker Carlson
Tonight for a discussion segment about the media, Washington DC, and President Trump as a threat to the established political
order. Attkisson presents a smart summary of President Trump, the media perspectives, and how his policies and agenda
items represent an existential threat to the administrative state of DC. [Video clip]
So Special Counsel: Time for POTUS to fight fire with fire. John Eastman, law professor at Chapman
University, writes in American Greatness this week that the powers invested in Special Counsel Mueller to investigate
"Russian hacking/collusion/obstruction poses grave dangers to our body politic and our liberty." His advice to
President Trump: Fight fire with fire. Turn the law and the courts back on your opponents. Trump is being
investigated without any probable cause of a crime. The Obama administration, in contrast, is a target-rich arena of
criminal activity. It is unconstitutional to issue a search warrant when there has been no crime and there is no
probable cause. But that is exactly what President Trump's DOJ has inflicted on the president and his team with
Mueller's special investigation. It was not just cowardice, but folly for the DOJ to buckle to the left-wing media's
hysterical insistence to investigate our president's alleged collusion with the FSB.
Mueller Adopts Stalinist Tactics. Yes, Virginia, this is a witch hunt. Robert Mueller III was appointed
special counsel after his friend, the vindictive James Comey, committed a federal crime by leaking a memo which was a
government record to the press. Mueller has picked staff and prosecutors as if he were stocking Hillary Clinton's
Department of Justice. He has picked a bevy of Clinton donors, an attorney who worked for the Clinton Foundation, a
former Watergate assistant prosecutor, and even a senior adviser to Eric Holder.
Politics of Professional Procrastination. The election result in Georgia's sixth district is yet another
example of Trump supporters removing excuses the DC UniParty puts forth; yet the DC apparatus is so entrenched in their
opposition to President Trump's policy agenda, they sit idle spinning various congressional hearings-to-nowhere in an
increasingly transparent effort to avoid action. Anyone who believes Democrats own exclusive opposition to Donald Trump
are completely ignoring the deliberate construct of the 2015/2016 republican primary. There are just as many —
if not more — natural enemies within the Republican apparatus as there are within the Democrat group.
"America-First" is antithetical to the UniParty.
Mueller be trusted? The last few decades have not been good ones for those of us who believe in the rule of
law, who subscribe to our country's proudest boast, that ours is a government of laws, and not men (or persons). What
this means is that we are governed not by arbitrary political power, but that our republic is committed to the values that
endure from the founding generation. These core values include an appreciation that there can be no order without law,
no law without morality, and, indeed, that there can be no morality without religion. These traditional views have been
largely abandoned by our legal and political elites on the left, a trend that Duke's Dean Paul Carrington characterized as
"legal nihilism," the belief that law doesn't matter and that's it's simply all about politics.
Trump honestly under criminal investigation by the FBI? [Scroll down] Because Comey presented a credible
case for the possibility that the president interfered with a federal criminal investigation, Mueller no doubt is
investigating that as one of the related matters. In that respect, President Trump is under investigation by the FBI,
which seeks to determine whether he attempted to influence a federal criminal investigation for a corrupt purpose. Yet
as a sitting president, Trump cannot be indicted for any criminal behavior committed while in office. Hence he cannot
be a "target" of an FBI investigation. I use the word "target" in quotation marks because it has a technical
meaning — namely, that the Department of Justice plans to seek an indictment. So though it is true that the
president is being investigated by the FBI, it is also true that he is not a target of that investigation. Of what
value is a criminal investigation of a person if that person cannot be charged criminally?
in Search of a Crime. [Scroll down] So in one month [Robert] Mueller has managed to put five times as
many people on the DoJ payroll as Trump has since January. As has been noticed, no matter how many lawyers Mueller
hires, he only seems to know bigtime Hillary donors. If he wraps the investigation up in time, the Special Counsel can
change his title to Special Bundler for the Clinton 2020 campaign. But, even if they weren't so ostentatiously
partisan, the whole money-no-object profligacy sums up dysfunctional Washington at its most repulsive.
The GOP should
do something! Since President Trump's election, our president has been under daily siege from within and
without. Not a day goes by without an attack by the mainstream media and the press. The attacks range from
unfounded accusations of Russian collusion, which have been debunked, to obstruction of justice, since there is no evidence
of collusion. The whole scenario is a concocted schizophrenic scheme by the entire left to paralyze the Trump administration's
agenda with a mission to impeach and remove President Trump from office. This seditious plot is organized by Barack
Hussein Obama from his compound in D.C. and financed by billionaire George Soros, who favors a one-world government.
Mueller Hires Another Clinton Donor For Russia Probe. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has added another Democrat
to his growing team of Trump-Russia investigators. The former FBI director recently recruited Elizabeth Prelogar, a
lawyer in the Office of the Solicitor General, to work on the Russia probe, The National Law Journal reports. A former
law clerk for liberal Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, Prelogar has donated in the past to Hillary
Clinton's and Barack Obama's presidential campaigns, Federal Election Commission records show.
Mueller Too Conflicted To Investigate Trump Fairly? Whether or not special prosecutor Robert Mueller is even
investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice is far from clear. What's becoming increasingly clear,
however, is that if Mueller does launch such a probe, he shouldn't be the one to run it.
need a Robert Mueller resignation or a second special counsel. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a
problem: He has a disqualifying conflict of interest regarding a large part of his work. It involves a choice
between investigating or relying on former FBI director James Comey, a longtime close friend of Mueller's. Ideally,
he'll recognize that and resign. But if he doesn't resign, Attorney General Jeff Sessions should appoint another
special counsel to take over the obstruction-of-justice part of the investigation, where Mueller is disqualified.
Trump's Way Out
of the Progressive Labyrinth. In every single week of the Trump presidency, the investigators and attorneys of
FBI Director James Comey or, subsequently, of special counsel Robert Mueller, have leaked information that President Donald
Trump was under investigation for either colluding with the Russians or obstructing justice — allegations so far
without any substantiating evidence. [...] Since January 2017, the Congress ceased being a legislative body. It is now
a Star-chamber court determined to decapitate the presidency.
the Deep State Built Its Field of Dreams. In the first place, the "Russian collusion" accusation is utterly
pretextual, concocted by the media and the Democrats, and it began when President Obama ordered the intelligence chiefs to
compose a report on Russian Interference. The Obama administration then spread the flimsy report, hastily put together
across the intelligence community, through a supine if not complicit media.
Fake News: The Cover-up of Robert Mueller's Rather Unseemly Track Record. Simply put, [Robert] Mueller
can't be trusted to arrive at the truth. The anthrax letters case proves it. He should never have received the
appointment as special counsel. [Fred] Barnes' assertion that the deck has been stacked ignores the fact that he and
his associates in the Never-Trump movement helped stack the deck. Why didn't they blow the whistle on Mueller when he
was appointed? Why do they ignore his real record now?
The lawyer finds a
permanent client. Mr. Mueller knows better than anyone that once he marches up the hill, he has to march down with the corpse
of a president. When he does, he will be the toast of the great American swamp. The search continues for the evidence that proves the
president sold the White House, the Smithsonian Institution with all its treasures and maybe even the Lincoln Memorial to the Russians.
The lawyers' civil war.
The Trump-Russia collusion story is nonsense, as its disseminators know better than anyone else. The object of the exercise is not
to support the innuendo, but to launch an investigation which can provoke the White House into responses that might be construed as illegal.
The intelligence leaks involved in framing the story alone are probably sufficient grounds to put several dozen senior officials in federal
prison for double-digit terms. That consideration gauges the scale of the problem: the mutineers have committed multiple felonies,
and their downside should the mutiny go wrong is not ignominious retirement but hard time at Leavenworth.
This Treason in Time of War? Two of our worst enemies, North Korea and Iran, are working in close cooperation
to develop nuclear weapons and ICBMs, which could destroy our cities with only 15 minutes warning time. We are
therefore at war, quite possibly a war that will end in national catastrophe for us and the civilized world. This is an
important point, because the U.S. Constitution defines "treason" as "aiding and abetting an enemy of the United States in
time of war." The President of the United States has been elected in a close election, and promises to clean out the
swamp in Washington DC. He is therefore attacked by the swampocrats, who have long controlled the media, the bureaucracy,
the judiciary and the legislature.
Was Quick: Reports Say Mueller Granted Comey Full Immunity Even Before Investigation Began. Thus far,
over the course of the utterly fraudulent "Russian Colusion" investigation, Democrats have accidentally uncovered crimes by
Obama's attorney general Loretta Lynch and his FBI director James Comey. And, as an added bonus, they may have also instigated
brand new investigations of Hillary Clinton's suspicious activities. So, by all means, let's continue this charade.
Nearing Civil War? We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of
the sovereign and its own restoration. Thus far, it is a nonviolent struggle, though street clashes between pro- and
anti-Trump forces are increasingly marked by fistfights and brawls. Police are having difficulty keeping people
apart. A few have been arrested carrying concealed weapons. That the objective of this city is to bring Trump
down via a deep state-media coup is no secret. Few deny it.
to Shut Down the Partisan Witch Hunt against Trump. We-the-People already know — and have known for
almost a year — that the faux "Russian-collaboration investigation" into now-President Trump and his team is just
that: false. Despite the continued Deep State's attempts to try to have something stick to our president —
think lying James Clapper and John Brennan as well as pretend non-partisan former FBI Chief Mueller and his discredited BFF (and
student) former FBI Chief James Comey — it has been a partisan witch-hunt from its inception.
Wingman Robert Mueller Hiring Obama-Clinton Donors to Investigate Trump. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who
has been sainted by the establishment, is a longtime and very close friend of Jim Comey's, the easily "stunned" and
"confused" former FBI director. Mueller's begun hiring members of his investigative team and at least four of them are
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton donors.
Two Lawyers Hired by Robert Mueller Were Max Donors to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Surprisingly, this is from CNN. Perhaps
they're trying to goad President Trump into firing him.
Mueller and Comey 'colluding' against Trump by acting as co-special counsel? It was obvious it would evolve
this way from the very moment Mueller was named on May 17th. Which is why I wrote a column two days later, arguing that
Mueller should resign as special counsel. He has a flagrant conflict of interest that disqualifies him from
serving. To wit, his personal and professional closeness to Comey. They have long been allies. Comey
regards his predecessor at the FBI as a mentor, while Mueller considers Comey his protégé. It was evident
at the outset that the fired FBI Director would be the pivotal witness in any potential obstruction of justice investigation
by Mueller. Therefore, it was incomprehensible that Rod Rosenstein, the Acting Attorney General, would choose
him. It was equally baffling that Mueller would accept the position.
disturbing staffing decisions. When people in Washington talk on the record about Robert Mueller, they
gush. Terms like "straight shooter" and "unquestioned integrity" flow freely. Of course, the same was once true
of Mueller's friend, James Comey. When I talk off the record to people I trust who know Mueller, there's less gushing,
but no expression of alarm. [...] Yet, there may be cause for concern. In my view, Mueller's friendship with Comey is
one. Some of Mueller's key staffing decisions are another.
Robert Mueller conflicted in Trump probe? Fired FBI Director James Comey has emerged as the main figure in what
some Democrats believe will be an obstruction of justice case against President Trump in the Trump-Russia matter.
Comey's stories of conversations with the president, plus the fact that he was fired, ostensibly as a result of the Russia
probe, make him potentially the star witness in the case. Which brings up an intriguing legal question. Comey is
a good friend of special counsel Robert Mueller — such a good friend, for about 15 years now, that the two men
have been described as "brothers in arms."
and Mueller have a history as a Deep State tag team. Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection indicates that
Comey's testimony suggests that Mueller is already going beyond the narrow mandate of Acting Attorney General Rosenstein and
considering whether the president's discussion with him about General Flynn constitutes "obstruction."
Mueller Stocks Staff with Democrat Donors. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sparked a mini-meltdown in the
media Monday [6/12/2017] with a tweet challenging the fairness of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016
members of Russia special counsel team donated to Democrats: Report. Three members of the team hired by
special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 election have donated primarily to Democrats,
according to records from the Federal Election Commission. Mueller selected James Quarles, Jeannie Rhee and Andrew
Weissman to make up members of his legal team, among the five lawyers identified by CNN. Those three lawyers have
collectively made more than $53,000 in political donations since 1988.
staffs up to pursue obstruction of justice. "Personnel is policy" is an old truism that applies to the
staffing decisions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Jonathan Turley, an esteemed constitutional scholar who is an
honest liberal, examines a telling hire, Michael Dreeben, a deputy in the Solicitor General's office. Dreeben, Turley
informs us, argued to the Supreme Court for an expansive interpretation of obstruction of justice, one that would blur
intent. The details are technical, and Professor Turley's explanation is characteristically lucid.
Entire Deep State DC Institutional Apparatus Knew President Trump Was Not Under Investigation. When fired FBI
Director James Comey testified to congress he admitted to telling President-Elect Donald Trump, and President Donald Trump,
three times, he was never under investigation. FBI Director Comey told President-elect Trump on January 6th he was not
under investigation; Comey again told President Trump on January 27th he was not under investigation; and again on February 15th
Director Comey told President Trump he was not under investigation.
in Congress Put Trump's Name on Wikipedia's 'Obstruction of Justice' Webpage. Somebody with a House of
Representatives IP web address decided to put President Trump on Wikipedia's online list of people who faced prominent
investigations for obstruction of justice. [...] Trump's name was mostly likely added to preempt the major news that was
bound to come out of James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
'truth' crusade is really an anti-Trump one. By his actions, Comey reveals himself to be a fellow traveler with
Never Trumpers. His firing brought him out of the shadows and into the open "resistance" to the president.
Winner: Accused leaker wanted to 'burn the White House down'. The woman accused of leaking classified information once
wrote she wanted "to burn the White House Down... find somewhere in Kurdistan to live," prompting prosecutors on Thursday [6/8/2017] to
argue she would flee the country if she was released on bond. Reality Winner appeared before a judge in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday [6/8/2017]
who ordered her to remain jailed until her trial. Prosecutors argued that the 25-year-old might try to flee the U.S. if she was released on
bond. They added that Winner wrote in her notebook alleged plans to set the White House on fire, travel to Afghanistan and pledge her
allegiance to the Taliban, WSB-TV reported.
monumental idiocy of leaker Reality Leigh Winner. The online news outlet that unwittingly outed the Georgia
woman who has since admitted to providing them with classified National Security Agency documents may not be the dumbest
entity in this story. Reality Winner, 25, whose top-secret clearance gave her access to the now-leaked NSA information,
has been coaching family members via jailhouse phone calls, which are monitored, on how to manipulate investigators and the
press, according to prosecutors. Her plan, they said, is to portray herself as some sort of scared, doe-eyed neophyte.
For emphasis: Jailhouse phone calls are monitored. This is 100 percent normal, and it should come as a surprise
to exactly no one. If it's true she has been openly discussing the PR angle with family members over monitored phone calls,
it suggests she is a lot dimmer than originally estimated.
Vetting Fail: Left-Wing Snowden Fan Girl Reality Winner Gets Access to Our NSA Secrets. The news reads
like something out of a screwball comedy: a far-left activist named "Reality Leigh Winner" somehow received clearance to work
for the National Security Agency, which she allegedly proceeded to rob of classified material in the name of the kookburger anti-Trump
"Resistance." In the post-Edward Snowden era, how does someone like this get anywhere near sensitive data? Speaking of
Snowden, Ms. Winner is a huge fan of his. He was one of only 50 accounts she followed on Twitter, along with WikiLeaks,
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, and the Anonymous hacker collective. Her own Twitter posts were filled with
foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Trump tirades such as, "Why burn a flag? Donald Trump thinks crosses burn much better."
Winner's lawyer asks public to ignore her anti-Trump tweets. A lawyer for Reality Winner, the 25-year-old
government contractor who was arrested for leaking classified information to the press, said Wednesday that people should
ignore her anti-Trump tweets and instead take it from her parents when it comes to "who she is as a person." "For a
better idea of who she is, I think her parents have done a phenomenal job in explaining to the world who she is as a person,
not just this figure that's been created in the span of a week," lawyer Titus Nichols said on CNN.
Prepare the White House for President
Pence. The fact that [Robert] Mueller is, in effect, investigating the conduct of another FBI director, James Comey, is another significant
factor. Mueller and Comey are best friends. They will protect each other. Comey did not reopen the anthrax investigation in order to
get to the bottom of Mueller's incompetence, and Mueller will not hold Comey responsible for targeting Trump by using the phony "Trump Dossier" filled
with Russian disinformation. Hence, they both have reasons to go after Trump. They are a tag team against the President.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
U.S. Ambassador to China Resigns Over Pullout from Climate Pact. The acting U.S. ambassador to China resigned on Monday
[6/5/2017] to protest President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord. [...] The resignation highlights
the level of politicization that has taken place in key U.S. government agencies during the Obama administration.
Courts Have Blocked Me 'From Doing Those Things I Know Would Make Americans Safe'. Homeland Security Secretary
John Kelly told Congress on Tuesday that he expects that some of the foreign fighters who traveled to Iraq and Syria to
return home to continue their plotting, and "we expect that some will look to travel to the United States to carry out
attacks." But because the courts have blocked President Trump's temporary travel ban, Kelly said he is "not fully
confident" that the Department of Homeland Security is doing "all that we can to weed out potential wrong-doers."
How The Intercept
Outed Reality Winner. Today [6/5/2017], The Intercept released documents on election tampering from an NSA
leaker. Later, the arrest warrant request for an NSA contractor named "Reality Winner" was published, showing how they
tracked her down because she had printed out the documents and sent them to The Intercept. The document posted by the
Intercept isn't the original PDF file, but a PDF containing the pictures of the printed version that was then later scanned
in. The problem is that most new printers print nearly invisibly yellow dots that track down exactly when and where
documents, any document, is printed. Because the NSA logs all printing jobs on its printers, it can use this to match
up precisely who printed the document.
NSA Leaker Is A 'Resist-Trump,' Bernie-Supporting Groupie. She is also very concerned about 'Climate Change'
and getting her home state of Georgia to be less dependent on fossil fuels. But concerned about leaking classified
information? Apparently, not so much.
NSA Leaker: 'Being
White Is Terrorism'. The woman charged by the Department of Justice with stealing "Top Secret" information from
the National Security Agency apparently believes being white is a form of terrorism. That's according to a tweet the
alleged leaker, Reality Winner, sent in February. Winner, who is herself white, tweeted at rapper Kanye West that he
should make a shirt declaring whiteness an act of terror.
And here I thought
getting Top Secret Clearance was hard. Turns out any blonde ditz can get Top Secret Clearance.
arrest over Trump leaks: Intelligence contractor, 25, is charged under espionage laws. The federal
government has leveled the first charges against an individual in connection with leaks related to the Russian election
hacking. The government has charged Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a Georgia intelligence contractor, with removing
classified material from a government facility. 'Winner is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation
assigned to a U.S. government agency facility in Georgia,' according to a government criminal complaint.
is Hillary Clinton's private server man running the U.S. embassy in U.K and undercutting Trump's tweets? Lew
Lukens, the highest-ranking U.S. official in London, is a piece of work. The Chargé d'Affaires, or acting U.S.
ambassador to the United Kingdom, undercut President Trump's criticism of London's Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of the recent
terror attack by brazenly tweeting high praise to the leftist leader, whose hostility to Trump is well known.
easy trail that led the feds to Reality Winner, alleged source of NSA leak. Sources generally cover their
tracks, especially in an era when even the most innocuous computer activity leaves an electronic trail. Leaks are
common, but prosecutions aren't. Edward Snowden took extraordinary precautions when he leaked troves of classified
information on surveillance activity by the National Security Agency to journalists, and was charged only after he publicly
revealed himself to be the source. [...] In the case of Reality Leigh Winner, a government contractor accused of sending a
top-secret document to a news outlet, federal authorities brought charges less than a week after being tipped off to the leak.
Leigh Winner, federal contractor in Georgia, charged with leaking classified info on Russian hacking. A federal
contractor with top secret security clearance faces charges of leaking classified information to a news outlet, the Justice
Department announced today [6/5/2017]. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a contractor with Pluribus International Corp. in Georgia,
is charged with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to an online news outlet. Winner
was arrested by the FBI at her home in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday.
Arrests 25-Year-Old NSA Contractor Leaking Classified Intel. Reality Leigh "Sara" Winner is a Georgia resident
and an employee of NSA contractor Pluribus International Corp. She has held a top secret security clearance since at
least February. She made her first federal court appearance in Augusta, Georgia, Monday afternoon [6/5/2017]. [...] A
review of Ms. Winner's social media and on-line presence shows her ideology is rabidly anti-President Trump. She
is a vocal advocate for Black Lives Matter and various left-wing organizations. Her social media is that of a typically
well indoctrinated leftist.
Leaker Is A Bernie Supporter Who 'Resists' Trump. The 25-year-old woman who stole "Top Secret" documents from
the National Security Agency and leaked them to The Intercept appears to be a supporter of Bernie Sanders and other
progressive icons, such as Bill Maher and Michael Moore. Reality Leigh Winner's apparent social media footprint also
shows that she is a supporter of other liberal causes, including the Women's March and the Islamic Society of North America,
the Muslim civil rights group. [...] Winner admitted to FBI agents that she stole the documents and provided them to The
Intercept. The news site published an article on Monday that appears to be based on the stolen materials. The Top
Secret records show that Russian agents attempted to hack into U.S. voting systems prior to the November election.
Real Russia Crime: Leaking. The appointment of a special counsel, as well as the Congressional
proceedings to uncover and punish such associates of Donald Trump as may have colluded with the Russian government with
regard to the 2016 campaign, are a combination of partisan and Intelligence-bureaucracy warfare. No one has mentioned
any activity of anyone in that campaign that might qualify as a violation of any criminal statute. Moreover, these legal
and pseudo-legal proceedings abstract from the patently obvious felonies that U.S intelligence officials have committed each
and every time they have informed reporters of the Washington Post and New York Times about the targets, functions, and
results of U.S communications intelligence. 18 U.S. code 798 is, a "strict liability" statute, and
specifies ten years' imprisonment and $10,000 fine for each count. Trump's enemies, and Trump himself, treat this
parody of law as a game. It is not.
a Special Prosecutor be appointed to investigate Obama's criminal behavior? I think it is a very valid question to ask if Barack Obama's
spying on American citizens during his time in office was worse than Watergate. I consider it to be massively worse. It was ongoing and
not limited to one event and yet Obama has not been called to task for it at all... yet. A series of subpoenas were just issued by the House
to former high-ranking members of the Obama administration for improper unmasking. Those include Susan Rice, John Brennan and Samantha Power.
But you'd never know it... ABC, CBS and other leftist media outlets are deliberately ignoring it and keep screeching Russia over Trump.
I'm all for a Special Prosecutor being appointed to investigate Obama's spying and criminal misdeeds. Watergate was a single event, very limited
in scope. Obama's spying spans eight years.
Investigation — House Intelligence Committee Issues CIA, FBI and NSA Subpoenas. Interesting report
from James Rosen via Fox News reveals the House Intelligence Committee has issued subpoenas for John Brennan (CIA), James
Comey (FBI), Susan Rice (National Security Adviser) and interestingly, Samantha Power — former U.N. Ambassador —
in relation to the unmasking and leaking of names contained within intelligence reports. [Video clip]
Intelligence Committee sends subpoenas to intel agencies. Three of the nation's intelligence agencies received
subpoenas Wednesday afternoon [5/31/2017] issued by the House Intelligence Committee, Fox News has confirmed, with each of
the three demands for documents explicitly naming three top officials of the Obama administration: Susan Rice, who
served as President Obama's White House national security adviser; former CIA Director John Brennan; and former U.N.
ambassador Samantha Power. The three subpoenas, among a total of seven signed by panel chairman Rep. Devin Nunes
(R-CA), were served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security
Agency, and all three explicitly referenced "unmasking" — a signal that the House panel is intensifying its
investigation into allegations that Obama-era aides improperly demanded the "unmasking" of names of associates of President
Trump that had appeared, in coded form, in classified intelligence reports, then leaked the data to news media organizations.
Russian Collusion. We Are Russia. What's a citizen to do when he or she no longer trusts the intelligence
agencies of his or her country? That's the terrifying situation evolving from the leaks and counter-leaks surrounding
the various investigations grouped under the rubric "Russia" — though it appears to have less and less to do with
Russia and more and more to do with us.
CIA Agent: Deep State Targeting Trump Family Members to Damage President. A former CIA agent said the
Trump family is undoubtedly being targeted by intelligence agencies and other actors looking to damage the Trump
administration. Bob Baer, a former CIA case officer, made the comments Friday [5/19/2017] during an appearance on "The
Laura Ingraham Show." Ingraham asked Baer if right-wing populist political activists should be concerned about being
monitored by deep state actors. "For you and me, no ... we're not that important to the equation," Baer said.
"But you can count on it that people are after the Trump family right now."
10 Crazy Conspiracy Theories That
Became Conspiracy Facts. [Scroll down to #8] In his writing, [Mike] Lofgren emphasized the role of FISA
international surveillance courts. This was confirmed in a very interesting way when President Donald Trump accused
former President Obama of tapping his phones, a charge Obama aides deflected by saying that if such a warrant had been
issued, it would have been done through a FISA court. This shows how presidents are able to skirt the constitution by
outsourcing surveillance requests. It also shows the interconnectedness of these agencies. However you want to
describe it, it's the natural conclusion of Operation Mockingbird and most certainly a reality that the elites would have
rather kept under the radar. Fortunately for the people of the Earth, revelations from Wikileaks and other
whistleblowers have, over the last couple decades, made it abundantly clear that the Deep State (the New World Order) not
only exists, but also that it's far more sinister and powerful than early conspiracy theorists could have ever imagined.
Leaks Pile Up, It's Evident Trump Is Under Attack From His Own Staff. It's coming from inside the house. Throughout Trump's
presidency and increasingly in the past few weeks, leaks from staff members to the press are undermining the president. The New York Times
reported Friday [5/19/2017] exact details of Trump's meeting last week with Russian officials. The report cited a document read to them by
an "American official," which summarized the meeting.
Chalian: 'There are People in This Government' Who Are 'Pretty Committed' to Taking Trump Down. While discussing the
New York Times' report that President Trump called FBI Director James Comey a "nutjob" and told Russian officials that firing
Comey relieved "great pressure" on Friday's [5/19/2017] broadcast of CNN's "Situation Room," CNN Political Director David Chalian argued
the Trump White House does have a point about leaks, and that while "It's not going to save them from their real legal and political
troubles," "there are people in this government who seem pretty committed to taking him down."
Many Countries Conspired Against Trump? The Guardian adds to our knowledge of how the Obama administration and
its allies overseas tried to discredit Donald Trump. (For purposes of this post, I assume that everything the Guardian says
is true, even though it is based on anonymous sources who are pursuing their personal and political interests.) [...] So just
about every Western intelligence service was collaborating with the Obama administration in trying to elect Hillary Clinton.
Yet, amazingly enough, they failed. The blindingly obvious point that the Guardian tries to obscure is that the combined
assets of all of these agencies failed to find any evidence of collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Frivolous Case Against the House Intelligence Chairman. Well it looks like the media won't have Representative
Devin Nunes to kick around anymore. This is the latest twist in the dueling investigations around alleged Russian ties
to President Donald Trump's associates and the Obama administration's alleged politicization of the surveillance state.
Overboard with #Russiagate. Democrats in Congress and their allies in the media have officially become obsessed
with the alleged links between the Trump administration and Russia, and it has very little to do with concerns over the
integrity of the electoral process or the fate of American democracy. In reality, the president's opponents see the
investigations into Trump campaign associates and hangers-on as an invaluable weapon. With the electorate booting the
Democratic Party completely out of power, what better way is there to undermine the administration and cast a cloud of
illegitimacy over the duly elected commander-in-chief?
the 'Trump' State Department still loves George Soros. The failure of the Trump administration thus far to
staff up the executive branch is hurting the conservative policy agenda and thwarting the will of the voters. And six
Republican senators who asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to probe whether foreign aid is promoting a progressive agenda
around the world just got an abject lesson in how. They got their answer not from Tillerson or anyone around him, but
from a mid-level career official at the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Executive Secretary Joseph E. Macmanus. He
pretty much told the senators to take a hike.
the Team Obama anti-Trump leak machine. She didn't "leak," she only "unmasked." This is former National
Security Adviser Susan Rice's self-defense for having sought the explicit exposure, in highly classified intelligence documents,
of the names of US citizens inadvertently caught up in American surveillance of Russian officials. Moreover, she and
her partisans insist, seeking and achieving this "unmasking" (from either the director of the National Security Agency or the
FBI) was entirely within her legal right as national-security adviser. I'll take her word for it, though if it had been
so pristine, it's unclear why Rice had previously lied and claimed no knowledge of any of it. According to Eli Lake of
Bloomberg, Rice "requested the identities of US persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the
Donald Trump transition and campaign." Dozens of occasions.
The Question Is Not Whether Trump Associates Were Monitored. [Scroll down] Nunes's disclosures further suggest that the communications
of others associated with Trump's campaign (perhaps even Trump himself) were also intercepted. During the press conference, a reporter
asked, Nunes, "Was the president [i.e., Trump] included in that incidental collection — his communication?" Nunes responded, "Yes."
Based on the little that has been reported, the interception and handling of these communications seems more disturbing because, according to
Nunes, they have nothing to do with any known government intelligence investigations of Russia. Unless there is some legitimate connection
to foreign activities, the specter of political spying hovers.
Did Nothing New By Viewing Raw Intel At The White House. There is nothing new about House Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes leaving the panel's secure room beneath the Capitol Building and
heading to the White House complex or a related facility nearby to view raw intelligence, The Daily Caller News Foundation's
Investigative Group has learned. For years, intelligence committee chiefs have trekked to the other end of Pennsylvania
Avenue or to an intelligence agency to view such super sensitive intelligence material, because the congressional secure room
can't handle such material.
Obama Official Describes Last-Minute Rush to Spy on Trump Team, Conceal Intel Sources. A former top Obama administration official made a stunning
admission during a panel discussion on MSNBC's Morning Joe this week. Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, openly admitted
that her colleagues had gathered intelligence on the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia before Donald Trump took office and then tried to hide the sources of that
intelligence from the incoming administration.
Andrew Napolitano Stands by British Surveillance Report in Return to Fox News. Judge Andrew Napolitano spoke on
Fox News, Wednesday [3/29/2017], making his first appearance on the network after pushing a controversial report in defense
of President Trump's claims of wiretapping during the 2016 election. Anchors Bret Baier and Shepard Smith previously
said that Fox could not independently confirm the accuracy of Napolitano's claim that the British intelligence service GCHQ
facilitated the wiretapping. During Napolitano's spot on America's Newsroom today, Bill Hemmer noted that "you've had a
few quiet days." Hemmer then asked the judge whether he was still confident in the story, to which the Fox judicial analyst
said yes. [Video clip]
Senators Try to Convince America That Trump-Russia Probes Are Apolitical. On Wednesday [3/29/2017], FBI Director James Comey and
the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee attempted to boost people's confidence in the government's probes into Russia's election
meddling — or at least distance themselves from the mess created by Nunes. During the election, Comey criticized Hillary Clinton for
her private email server and commented on the FBI's investigation numerous times. Yet he only confirmed last week that the agency has
been investigating the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia since July. Comey has been accused of attempting to sway the election
himself, or at least displaying terrible judgement.
Deep State: Republicans and Democrats Refuse To Review Oversight Intelligence. Chairman Nunes is the only
member of the Intelligence Oversight Gang-of-Eight who has reviewed the executive level intelligence product which caused him
concern. Nunes alleged in the last week he received evidence that Obama administration political figures gained access
to unmasked American identities through foreign intercepts involving the Trump transition team between November 2016 and January
2017. Media and congressional leadership intentionally skip the obvious questions: [For example,] Why don't the other
seven members also go look at the same executive intel?
Trump's 'travel ban' a case study of the Deep State in action. Democrats own the Deep State, that network of
embedded bureaucrats, academics and media, judicial activists, and spooks that is operating to stymie, discredit, and
ultimately remove from office a president that is a threat to their mutual agenda. They are agreed that government
should control more of life's essential functions, and that benign rule of the enlightened can reshape society to match their
visions. The Deep State's horror at the Trump victory has led it to act rashly and thereby expose itself to view.
Understanding that this cadre of activists covertly manipulates events ruthlessly, it is now time to collect case studies.
Establishment Media Lied: Trump Was Right All Along About Obama Admin Surveillance. Since the moment
President Trump released his now infamous Tweet accusing Obama of wiretapping him, the establishment media has done
everything in their power to continually attack the White House while claiming that there is absolutely no evidence of any
surveillance. That line of disinformation was destroyed this week after multiple reports confirmed that the entire
Trump team was most likely under surveillance, conducted while Obama was the president, right up until the day of the
inauguration. The media manipulation on this topic has gotten so blatant that a highly respected liberal law professor
has even joined the argument, publishing a column in The Hill that not only confirms that Trump was right all along but also
takes the mainstream media to task for purposefully misrepresenting Trump's original Tweet and the subsequent clarifications
by the White House.
Smoking Gun Documents Vindicate Trump? In the wake of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's
statements to reporters on Wednesday [3/22/2017], the outline of what could become the biggest political scandal of the last
100 years is becoming clear. Obama administration officials, possibly aided by Obama's January 2017 order expanding
access to the NSA's raw signals intelligence data, are alleged to have misused the NSA's surveillance capabilities to spy on
the incoming Trump administration. The NSA's raw data includes names of US citizens, which are supposed to be "masked."
Obama officials allegedly "unmasked" the names of people associated with Donald Trump, and feloniously leaked information (which
may have been true or false) about those individuals to reporters in order to damage the incoming administration.
Obama Surveil Trump? Sure Looks That Way. Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence
Committee, says that the Obama administration surveilled Donald Trump's transition aides and possibly Trump himself following
November's election. If true, it warrants a major investigation. "I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions
the intelligence community ... collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition," Nunes told
reporters. Nunes immediately came under intense criticism from congressional Democrats for his revelations.
What's both hilarious and sad is that these are the very same Democrats who have been nearly silent as a series of illegal
leaks from the intelligence bureaucracy have made their way into the mainstream media, in a transparent attempt by unnamed
intelligence officials to damage Trump's presidency.
Slimes Devin Nunes. It is said that the Senate plays chess while the House of Representatives plays smash mouth hockey.
The revelation by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes that, yes, members of Team Trump were in fact surveilled and
the contents of their conversations and their names were recorded and disseminated set off ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff from the
People's Republic of California.
Why Nunes' Obama Spying Revelations Are Such A Big Deal. In the last three months of the Obama presidency,
significant personal information from and about the Trump transition was collected and widely disseminated at intelligence
agencies, according to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Dozens of intelligence reports provided to
Nunes by an unnamed whistleblower were floating around during the sensitive transition period following the election, he
said. The information collection itself may have technically been legal, but the failure to properly mask the
information "alarmed" the California congressman, who notified the White House of the surveillance and dissemination of
information on Wednesday afternoon [3/22/2017]. Many of the reporters present didn't seem to grasp the significance
of what Nunes revealed.
'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says. Republican congressional investigators expect a
potential "smoking gun" establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself,
will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News. Classified intelligence showing incidental collection
of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell
Wednesday afternoon [3/22/2017] news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated
information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having
wiretapped him in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4. The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration,
in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.
Podesta, in bed with the Russians all along. Was there anyone more pious, anyone more inclined to stroke his
chin and intone for guarding national security in the wake of the WikiLeaks revelations than Hillary Clinton campaign manager
John Podesta? Turns out the wily Democrat operative was neck-deep with the Russians he intoned against all along,
through a Russian-financed company called Joule, according to a new report from the Daily Caller News Foundation. The
problem here is that the Russian oligarchs he's been consorting with are so dirty that even Putin is after them. That
blows apart Podesta's dishonest narrative about "Russians hacked the election" and rival Donald Trump supposedly colluding
with them, but also the issue of Putin's supposed animosity toward Hillary Clinton, as cited by FBI director James Comey Monday.
Reports Reveal Improper Political Surveillance of Trump, Transition Team. A House intelligence committee
investigation took a dramatic shift this week after newly disclosed intelligence reports suggested the Obama administration
improperly gathered and disseminated secret electronic communications from President Trump and his transition team prior to
inauguration. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
indicated that the administration used its foreign intelligence gathering authority to spy on the discussions of Trump and
his transition team by improperly unmasking the identity of Americans who were swept up in foreign electronic spying.
"What I've read seems to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps legal, but I don't know that it's right and I don't
know if the American people would be comfortable with what I've read," said Nunes, who uncovered the reports.
NSA To Provide "Smoking Gun" Proof Obama Spied On Trump. Yesterday [3/22/2017], Republican Devin Nunez Nunes
held an explosive press conference outside the White House in which he told reporters that communications from the Trump team
were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign. Not surprisingly, the comments ruffled
some liberal feathers and the mainstream media launched an immediate smear campaign calling for Nunes to resign his post immediately.
Whistleblower: NSA Spies On Congress, Supreme Court, White House, And Probably Trump. NSA whistleblower
Bill Binney, who left the intel agency in 2001, told Tucker Carlson not only was Donald Trump probably spied on but also
members of Congress and the Supreme Court. Binney also talked about NSA employees who spied on spouses and significant
others to see if they were being cheated on. Binney is a 30-year veteran of the National Security Agency.
was right after all about the Obama administration wiretaps. The curious thing about President Trump is that
his method and language in communications often mask legitimate issues or concerns. This may be such a case with the
disclosure that indeed some Trump officials may have been subject to surveillance under the Obama administration. Trump
triggered this particular jump scare with the tweet on March 4 that he "just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in
Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" He followed with such tirades as "How
low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate.
Bad (or sick) guy!" The media pounced and rightfully demanded proof to support such a charge. When it was clear
that no evidence would be produced, the media (again rightfully) pummeled the White House for failing to support one of the
most alarming claims ever made by a president against a former president.
Obama Plot to Sabotage Trump. Devin Nunes just set the cat down among the pigeons. Two days after FBI
Director James Comey assured us there was no truth to President Trump's tweet about being wiretapped by Barack Obama, the
chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Trump may have had more than just a small point. The U.S.
intelligence community, says Nunes, during surveillance of legitimate targets, picked up the names of Trump transition
officials during surveillance of targets, "unmasked" their identity, and spread their names around, virtually assuring they
would be leaked. If true, this has the look and smell of a conspiracy to sabotage the Trump presidency, before it began.
11 questions you probably have about Rep. Nunes and Trump surveillance. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.,
made headlines this week when he told reporters the intelligence community incidentally collected information on Donald
Trump's transition team following the Nov. 8 election. The congressman's surprise claim raises many questions,
including whether the alleged collection was legal and who was involved. As the issue is a confusing one that likely
won't disappear anytime soon, I've compiled a list of the 11 questions you most likely have about this chapter in the
ongoing saga involving Trump and the intelligence community: [...]
really hidden deep within all this intel squabbling. One of the tricks in political communications when
experiencing difficult times is to drag several other issues into the fray, muddying the waters to distract attention from
the main controversy. That's what you're witnessing now in the arcane kerfluffle over wiretapping, eavesdropping,
surveillance and congressional protocol. So, let's clear things up. Forget President Trump's unsubstantiated
tweets about being wiretapped by a certain ex-president who's fled to French Polynesia for a month. Forget about
Russians and what they may or may not have done last year. And ignore the manners expected of a House committee
chairman. In other words, disregard all the pots calling all the kettles black. Here's what really matters:
During the waning days of the Obama administration U.S. intelligence was indeed monitoring the conversations of foreign
persons of interest after the Nov. 8 election and before the Jan. 20 inauguration. That's normal and actually
encouraging given how many key things those agencies have missed in recent years.
Defense of Devin Nunes. One of the strangest turns in the story of Russia and the Trump campaign has been the
recent outrage from Democrats over politicization of the investigation. This all centers on Chairman Devin Nunes, the
Republican who is leading the House Intelligence Committee's investigation. He was an adviser to the Trump presidential
transition. The White House asked him last month to talk to a reporter to rebut news stories that alleged Trump
associates had many contacts with Russian intelligence officers. On Wednesday, Nunes briefed the president about new
information he had regarding dozens of widely disseminated intelligence reports on the Trump transition. He did this
before he briefed his committee's Democrats. All of this has prompted an outbreak of high dudgeon from the party of
Clinton. Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the committee, says Nunes must choose whether he wants to
lead a credible investigation or be a surrogate of the Trump White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Nunes
is a "stooge."
Is 100% Vindicated On Wiretapping, and 7 Other Things You Should Know. Yeppers, I said 100% vindicated, and
those who disagree are either being stubbornly hyper-literal about the word "wiretap," or the placing of a "physical wiretap,"
or Obama himself placing the wiretap, or standing by the point Ben Shapiro makes that Trump is still wrong because the
surveillance was "incidental." I'll touch on the "incidental" issue at length in the points below, but to immediately
address Ben's argument, even if the collection was incidental, once the unmasking and dissemination of that "incidental"
information occurs, that is the Obama administration illegally targeting Trump using surveillance, and that is the exact same
thing as outright spying. And being illegally spied on was, of course, Trump's overall claim. [...] Not for a moment do
I believe the Obama administration "inadvertently" or "incidentally captured" Team Trump communications.
Trump surveillance scandal just blew wide open. "We had an absolute bombshell" revelation about the Obama
administration's surveillance of President Trump's team on Wednesday [3/22/2017], said Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark
Levin. According to a report earlier in the day, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (D-Calif.) told reporters that
members of the president's transition team, and potentially Trump himself, were under surveillance during the Obama
administration following November's election, told reporters Wednesday [3/22/2017]. According to Nunes, not only was
"significant information" gathered on the Trump team, but identities of those surveilled were unmasked in the process.
Levin called it "stunning" and put it into perspective, saying. "...this is in addition to the ongoing counter-intelligence
investigation" announced by Comey that has been happening since July.
Watch Notifies Congress of "Deep State" Intelligence Whistle-Blower. Freedom Watch notifies congress of a "Deep
State" intelligence community whistle blower, Dennis Montgomery, with hundreds of millions of documents showing CIA and FBI
and Intelligence Committees were spying on, and conducting surveillance on, American citizens for political purposes.
Mr. Montgomery is trying to use a legal "whistle-blower" process and not follow the same approach as Edward Snowden.
Devin Nunes in Obama's 'Deep State' Crosshairs. Democrats and jealous losers like Senator John McCain have
ganged up on House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes for telling the truth about President Trump's personal email
being illegally spied upon and read by someone whose reach may have gone as far as President Obama. In fact, it might
have been Obama himself.
Team Trump's 'unmasking' by intel community may reveal illegal actions by Obama officials. Trump presidential
transition officials had their communications monitored and "unmasked" by the intelligence community, the chairman of the House
intelligence committee said Wednesday [3/22/2017], offering the first major piece of evidence of possible illegal activity by Obama
officials against Donald Trump as president-elect. Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican, said Mr. Trump's own
communications might have been monitored. All of the information appears to have been scooped up legally and incidentally,
meaning the Trump officials weren't the targets. They may have been gathered by foreign intelligence and then shared with
the U.S. under existing agreements, one lawmaker said.
Shouldn't Dismiss Nunes' Spying Claims So Quickly. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters
yesterday [3/22/2017] that members of Donald Trump's presidential transition team possibly Trump himself had been caught up
in surveillance during the last days of the Obama administration. Nunes says the surveillance, by both the FBI and NSA,
looked to be legal "incidental collection" that had nothing to do with concerns over Russia collusion. If true, this
isn't the "wiretapping" of Trump Towers, as Trump claimed in his infamous tweet a few weeks ago, but it is spying in any
commonly understood sense of the word. The NSA routinely listens to calls and reads emails of Americans and collects
other data "incidentally" from third parties, avoiding warrants. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance,
which has been found constitutional, states that government doesn't need a warrant to collect information on Americans as
long as the target of the collection is a foreigner.
'Unmasking' Report Vindicates Trump Claims on Surveillance. House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin
Nunes (R-CA) announced on Wednesday that he had learned that members of President Donald Trump's transition team had been
under surveillance by the Obama administration, that individual names had been "unmasked" by the intelligence community, and
that those names had been leaked to the media. Nunes's information which he said he would deliver to the White House
later vindicates the bulk of Trump's claims earlier this month.
Trump transition members were under surveillance during Obama administration. House Intelligence Chairman Devin
Nunes declared Wednesday that members of Donald Trump's transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under
inadvertent surveillance following November's presidential election. The White House and Trump's allies immediately
seized on the statement as vindication of the president's much-maligned claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped
Trump Tower phones even though Nunes himself said that's not what his new information shows.
team communications captured by intelligence community surveillance, Nunes says. Members of the intelligence
community "incidentally collected" communications from the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations of
foreign targets, a top Republican lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon [3/22/2017]. House Intelligence Chairman
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said this produced "dozens" of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals'
identities and were "widely disseminated." He said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was
unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower — as President Trump has suggested. Nunes also was
unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January.
"I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence," Nunes said.
Democrats quickly criticized him for his comments.
Admin Loyalists, Government Insiders Sabotage Trump White House. The Obama administration worked in its final
weeks in office to undermine the incoming Trump White and continues to do so, according to multiple sources both in and out
of the White House. Behind the effort, these sources say, are senior government officials who previously worked under
President Obama and remain loyal to his agenda. These individuals leak negative information about the Trump White House
and its senior staff to a network of former Obama administration officials who then plant this information in key media
outlets including the Washington Post and New York Times. Meanwhile, holdovers from the Obama administration
are working to undermine the Trump administration's agenda through efforts to alter official communications, a number of
administration officials confirmed in conversations with the Washington Free Beacon.
Devin Nunes: Post Trump Debrief on Surveillance Discovery. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin
Nunes conducts a press conference following his debrief with President Trump discussing the surveillance of the Trump
transition team by former President Obama's intelligence community.
Journal Review suspends Benny Johnson for role in publishing Obama story: Report. The Independent Journal Review (IJR) has
reportedly suspended Chief Content Officer Benny Johnson and two editors for their role in publishing a conspiracy theory about former President
Obama. Alex Skatell, the conservative website's founder, suspended Mr. Johnson, viral editor Kyle Becker and content editor Becca Lower
for publishing the report last week that suggested Mr. Obama may have influenced a Hawaii judge's ruling blocking President Trump's second
travel ban, Business Insider reported.
Against President Trump. [Scroll down] Indeed, the lack of integrity of the FBI, NSA, CIA, and Obama
regime is evidenced by the sustained campaign of lies, distortions, and targeted "news leaks," that is, stories planted on
the presstitutes by the intelligence services about Russian interference in the presidential election. It is all about
protecting the massive military/security budget and powers. [...] Trump cannot even count on the Republican Party. Most
Republicans are also dependent on political contributions from the military/security complex, and Republicans know that the
intelligence agencies have all the dirt on them. To fight for Trump is to expose themselves.
bugged Trump Tower while probing Russian gambling ring. There's truth to President Trump's claim that there was
wiretapping inside his Midtown skyscraper during the Obama administration — only Trump wasn't the target.
The FBI listened in on phone conversations and monitored text messages between 2011 and 2013 while probing a gambling and
money-laundering ring tied to the Russian mob that operated out of a 63rd-floor pad in Trump Tower, ABC News reported Tuesday
[3/21/2017]. The $5 million condo, unit 63A, is located just three floors below the president's lavish,
Says Obama DID Wire Tap Trump's Campaign. On Saturday morning President Donald J. Trump put a bee in the
media's bonnet by tweeting how shameful it was that Obama tapped his phones during the late campaign for president. It
set off two full days of liberals acting shocked and outraged that Trump could say such a thing, got the media to covering
for Barack Obama, and spurred weak kneed RINO Republicans siding with the left in attacking Trump. So, what of all
this? Thus far, anyway, it seems completely true that Trump is right. Obama did spy on candidate Trump.
The media went into a feeding frenzy on Saturday morning when President Trump tweeted out his accusation.
James Comey and
the Art of the Shiv. "I'd rather not be talking about this at all," Comey said. "Now we are going to
close our mouths and do our work." Before Comey returned to his offstage role, he dropped enough bombshells to solidify
his reputation as the most significant FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover. Joined by his crusty sidekick, Adm. Michael
Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency, Comey gave an artful lesson in how to stick a shiv into a sitting president without
ever raising his voice or making a specific accusation.
The FBI's Coming Catch-22.
If the FBI finds evidence of some collusion or violation of U.S. laws, it's an epic scandal, will set up Democratic conspiracy theories
for years, will take a sledgehammer to public faith in the Trump presidency... and everyone will rightly ask why the FBI couldn't uncover
anything, or even inform the public about the investigation, until after the election. [Indeed], not even until after the inauguration!
If the FBI doesn't find evidence of some collusion or violation of U.S. laws, it's an epic farce, where the Trump administration can
rightfully ask where they can go to get their reputations back.
Truly Beat The Bureaucrats, Trump Needs To Shut Their Agencies Down. If there is to be real change in our form
of government, the Trump administration needs to avoid the fatal flaw of previous Republican administrations: choosing to
play the game by the Left's rules. Nearly every Republican administration makes some changes, but mostly lightly
exfoliates the elephant of the State. These are temporary gains at best, small pauses in the seemingly inevitable march
of government dominance. Most Republicans don't seem to understand what we are up against, that the game is rigged
against smaller government.
Flynn Leak Was the Only Felony We Know Of, But I Won't Say Whether We're Investigating. A Democrat
congresswoman asked James Comey to explain the process of an ongoing investigation. He said, "Well, that's pretty much
what it is, it's an ongoing investigation." She said, "Well, can you tell us how long it will take?" "Well, no." "Well,
can you give us the average time of an ongoing investigation?" "Well, there is no average time. Each investigation is
its own investigation, and we never limit or prejudge. We follow the facts. We follow the evidence." Well, they're
following a lot of nothing right now. Because there isn't any evidence. None whatsoever.
State Dept. Swamp: Why It Must Be Job One for the White House. President Trump has proposed a 31 percent
cut in the State Department's budget, and the denizens of Foggy Bottom are howling. All the usual delusions about diplomacy,
foreign aid, "soft power," and "engagement" are being trotted out to rationalize the $47 billions of taxpayer money State
spends. What we don't hear about are examples of diplomatic successes that would justify maintaining an overfunded bureaucracy
mired in internationalist received wisdom. In fact, many of the defenses of "soft power" are positively surreal in their
disconnect from reality.
News Pulls Judge Napolitano Off Air Due To Prior Comments on UK Trump Surveillance. Apparently Rupert Murdoch
has taken action against Judge Andrew Napolitano as an outcome of his broadcast report on British Intelligence coordinating
surveillance activity with the NSA[. ...] A few weeks earlier Napolitano was on Fox Business News saying President Trump
was the first president to confront The Deep State.
Is Investigating Trump's Russia Ties, Comey Confirms. The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, took the extraordinary
step on Monday [3/20/2017] of announcing that the agency is investigating whether members of President Trump's campaign colluded with
Russia to influence the 2016 election. Mr. Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee created a treacherous
political moment for Mr. Trump, who has insisted that "Russia is fake news" that was cooked up by his political opponents to
undermine his presidency. Mr. Comey placed a criminal investigation at the doorstep of the White House and said officers
would pursue it "no matter how long that takes."
UniParty Congressional Swamp's Meaningless Political FBI/NSA Hearing. The Congressional Intelligence Committee
hearing today was everything we anticipated it would be. Which is to say it was: insufferable political posturing,
pandering and circular parseltongue swirling the drain of non-intellectual gobbledygook. These types of congressional
hearings are perfect feed pellets for media pundits to blather endlessly, wax philosophically, and engage in long-winded academic
esoteric analyses contrasting the implied meanings of stop signs. However, they are ridiculous for all other purposes.
on Comey Hearing: Message to Trump Is Stop the 'Drain-the-Swamp Stuff' or Face Impeachment. Monday
[3/20/2017]on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh maintained a House Intelligence
Committee hearing that featured testimony from FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers was meant to send a
message to President Donald Trump and his administration. Limbaugh argued that although there were some good questions
from Republicans members during the hearing, it was meant to be a warning shot at Trump — allow Washington
Republicans to run the town or face possible impeachment.
Yes, Obama Did Investigate Trump.
Straining at the tweet and swallowing the camel has become Washington's favorite pursuit, and it was on tiresome display at
Monday's Congressional hearing with Jim Comey. Out of it came two clashing headlines: "Comey Denies Obama Ordered
Wiretapping on Trump," "The FBI is Investigating Trump's Links to Russia." In other words, the core claim underlying
Trump's tweets is true: people acting on the authority of Obama opened an investigation into Trump's campaign, then criminally
leaked mention of it to friendly news outlets in an attempt to derail his election. When is Obama going to apologize for that?
CNN accidentally confirms story that Brit intell passed along Trump communications to Obama admin. Lawyers are
trained never to ask a question of a witness if they don't already know the answer. But it is quite different in
journalism — at least in principle, if the principle is getting at the truth. But alas, in these days of
fake news and fanatical dead-ender opposition to President Trump, those MSM TV networks committed to driving Trump from
office might want to consider retraining for their talking heads. Make them more like lawyers, and avoid embarrassments
like that suffered by CNN's Brian Stelter. Courtesy of Grabien, here is a disastrous interview in which the guest,
Larry Johnson, confirmed the story that Judge Andrew Napolitano told on air about British intelligence passing along
surveillance data involving the Trump administration.
confirms FBI probing Russia-Trump team links, disputes wiretap claim. FBI Director James Comey, in an
extraordinary House hearing meant to clear the air on a host of allegations relating to the 2016 campaign, confirmed publicly
for the first time Monday [3/20/2017] that the bureau is probing Russian meddling in the race including possible "links" to the Trump
team — while disputing the president's claim that his predecessor wiretapped him. The FBI director was called to
testify alongside National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers for a public session of the House intelligence committee.
Comey's testimony could serve to fuel tensions with the White House, which maintains there's no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
Trump's war with CIA
was preceded by Kennedy's. The New York Times, in a front-page story, said that the president "wanted to
splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds." Whether that quote is accurate or not we don't know,
but it makes sense that after the agency damaged the president's reputation so badly, he would react with such anger.
If you are a student of history, you already know that the president who swore a vendetta against the Central Intelligence
Agency wasn't Donald Trump, but John F. Kennedy, and that although he did not abolish the agency before his assassination,
he did fire its director, Allen Dulles, in an effort to gain control over what was considered a rogue agency that had forced
Kennedy's hand in the Bay of Pigs disaster.
Judicial Insurrection against Trump's Presidency. If the judiciary is so hostile to Trump, then there is no
reason to think that hostility will stop with the immigration executive orders. So the fight over the executive orders
may really be a proxy fight over whether Trump will be permitted to exercise the executive powers vested in the office.
Media, and Judicial Skullduggery. While the Democrats have abandoned the counterfactual claim that the Russians interfered
with the election to help President Trump into office, Trump's claim that U.S. officials surveilled him still has legs.
are 23 ways Trump should follow up his wiretap claims. President Trump is facing calls to retract and apologize
for his sensational claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last year. The chances of that
happening are approximately zero, but Trump can meet his critics partway. Here's what he should say: [...]
Colossally Dishonest Swamp Attack On Dr. Sebastian Gorka's First-Rate Scholarship. [Dr. Sebastian] Gorka's work deserves to be
read, not attacked without merit. The attacks we see seem to be the work of a small group of Obama partisans indifferent to the carnage caused
on their own watch, based on their failed leadership and strategy. They are likely still in shock at now being exiled from the swamp, but their
own records speak to their responsibility for the rise of ISIS, and the spread of jihadist violence across the Middle East, North Africa and into the
heart of Europe. Now, they have launched a coordinated hit job against Gorka within weeks of his joining the administration.
Officials withholding info on Russia probe. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on
Wednesday said federal law enforcement officials were withholding information in his committee's probe of ties between Donald
Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. Grassley was asked by The Washington Post whether FBI Director James Comey
gave his panel the same information he gave the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Every time they come up here for their
nomination hearing and I ask them are you going to answer phone calls and our letters and are you going to give us the documents
you want? And every time we get a real positive yes! And then they end up being liars!" Grassley responded.
Claims Hillary, Intel Officials "Quietly Pushing A Pence Takeover". Over the weekend we noted chatter that some
saw Mike Pence as "the Deep State's insurance policy," and now, judging by tweets from Wikileaks' Julian Assange, that may
well be the Clinton/Intelligence Officials plan. [...] No matter what one makes of Trump — or his administration and the
policies that have been initiated thus far — the fact remains that Trump won the U.S. election. The people working
behind the scenes to oust him are not subject to democratic controls, nor are they working in the best interests of the American
public. We are left to ask ourselves exactly how renewing relations with Russia — a nuclear power —
could possibly endanger American lives. Either way, we are more or less left with two paths ahead of us.
Investigating the Trump Campaign Backfired on Obama's Embeds. Confirmations of the Obama administration's
investigation of the Trump campaign keep trickling out. Naturally, the media has shown no interest in them. It
wants evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, not evidence that Obama's embeds were sniffing around Trump's computer
server — an abuse of power no different than LBJ wiring Nixon's campaign plane to see if he was colluding with the
Vietnamese. In light of these new confirmations, an honest media would have called James Clapper back to explain his
elliptical denial. "The FBI investigated a Trump server in its Russia probe," reports the online publication Circa News
in a piece co-authored by John Solomon, the respected former Washington Post reporter and Washington Times
editor. Can Clapper deny that the FBI investigated a Trump server? Can Comey? Can Lynch? Can
Brennan? They have all fallen silent.
Beltway Assures Us the Deep State Doesn't Exist. [Scroll down] So is the 44th president setting up a
permanent campaign against the 45th president? Obama denies any such intention; he says that he and his family are
remaining in Washington so that his youngest daughter, Sasha, can finish high school. Of course, that explanation doesn't
quite tell us why former White House consigliere Valerie Jarrett has moved into the Obamas' 8200-square-foot home in the swanky
Kalorama neighborhood, just a couple miles north of the White House. In fact, the real goal of the relocation, according
to The Daily Mail, is to "oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment."
is Going On (Part III)? I must admit I love Trump's pugnacious style. I love how he treats the despicable
corporate media. I love how he responds to baseless accusations by his contemptible opponents on the left and right.
The representatives of the Deep State — Schumer, Pelosi, Obama, McCain, Graham, Kristol, CNN, NYT, Washington Post,
MSNBC, Soros, and anyone else willing to confront Trump are met with disdain, contempt, and abuse from the president. [...]
No punch is taken without two being thrown. He will never conform to the way the liberal corporate media and his
opponents want him to behave. Twitter is the dagger he uses to avoid the fake news media filter and plunge into his
opponents hearts. The faux journalists despise his use of Twitter.
Needs to Fire Thousands of Deep State Government Employees NOW! One of Trump's biggest problems is the thousands of Obama
toadies still infesting the federal government both in Washington and in government offices elsewhere. Because of this, the real
era of Trump can't take effect. Until these nests of insurrection are cleaned out, Trump won't be able to fully implement his
agenda. What I am saying is that if you work for the federal government, you need to be fired. Over the last two months
we have seen more leaks coming out of the deep state, left-wing, money wasting federal government than we've ever seen in American
history and it's all aimed at destroying Trump and preventing him from cutting down the un-American administrative state.
If it wasn't clear before it is now; the federal government needs to be slashed to the bone.
Environmental Protection Agency — Next Stop on a Guided Tour of the Deep State's Covert Resistance to Trump. The EPA, of course,
is right in the middle of the ongoing DC power struggle, which has spilled into open bureaucratic revolt. On February 16, for example, The
New York Times reported that EPA employees had brazenly been calling senators to urge them to vote against Scott Pruitt, President Trump's pick to
head the agency. It was, the Times' Coral Davenport observed, "a remarkable display of activism and defiance that presages turbulent times
ahead for the EPA."
prepares hunt for the source of CIA documents published by WikiLeaks after latest catastrophic breach for the US intelligence
community. The FBI is launching a hunt to unmask the source of the CIA document leak which has rocked the US
intelligence services. Thousands of documents were suddenly published by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks yesterday [3/7/2017],
purportedly revealing hacking tools which the CIA uses to break into devices such as phones, computers and smart TVs.
It the latest in an embarrassing series of revelations, and WikiLeaks has promised more to come. Investigators are now
carrying out a massive operation to find who released the documents, with the source likely to face a long jail term if caught.
Beltway Conspiracy to Break Trump. The president has reason to be enraged. For what is afoot is a loose
but broad conspiracy to break and bring him down, abort his populist agenda, and overturn the results of the 2016
election. At its heart is the "deep state" — agents of the intel community, their media collaborators, and
their amen corner in a Democratic party whose control of our permanent government is all but total.
Details of a Watergate-style
conspiracy against Trump emerge. President Donald Trump caused a media firestorm by claiming over the weekend
that then-President Obama wire-tapped telephones at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the final leg of last year's election
campaign. Seeing the writing on the wall, tainted FBI Director James Comey promptly and publicly urged the Department
of Justice to reject Trump's claims. Although it is an attempt at a cover-up, it is an admirably transparent one.
Now the outlines of a Watergate-like conspiracy are emerging in which a sitting Democrat president apparently used the
apparatus of the state to spy on a Republican presidential candidate. Watergate differed in that President Nixon didn't
get involved in the plot against the Democratic National Committee until later as an accomplice after the fact. Here
Obama likely masterminded, or oversaw someone like the diabolical Benghazi cover-up artist Ben Rhodes, masterminding the
Hey, Clapper —
If there were no FISA warrrants, what [...] were the FBI, CIA, NSA and the rest investigating? It is only conservatives who are
concerned about what they are reading in liberal media. Have you you noticed that? The media is very confounded right now, they are very
confused. They don't know whether to trash themselves, trash their colleagues, or what. What did Obama know? We know he knows
this much: everything you just read, he knew. Because it's in the newspapers. That is pretty big. Number two, we know
that if a FISA warrant was secured, it is very likely in his daily intelligence briefing or a call from the Attorney General or the director
of the FBI the president would be given a heads up. There's nothing illegal about it but he would have been given a heads up.
asserting power like no one in history. Each day, FBI director Jim Comey goes to work in a federal building
named for his most famous predecessor. Yet for all his storied accomplishments and sordid controversies, J. Edgar
Hoover never matched the singular feat of Comey. Only Comey simultaneously investigated the top two presidential
candidates during an election. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each battled Comey last year while they battled each
other for the Oval Office. How's that for power? Neither case led to charges, but that's almost beside the
point. Echoing Hoover's attitude, if not his methods, Comey is adept at using innuendo and leaks to remind the
powerful that he cannot be ignored.
Unbelievable Timeline of Leaks Relating to Donald Trump and Russia. After each and every major event advancing
Donald Trump's presidency, there is another leak to the media about Russia from within the intelligence community. In
the run up to the Electoral College; in the run up to the inauguration; and in the aftermath of President Trump's speech to
Congress — each time he has positive headlines someone leaks information about Russia to the press. That
looks an awful lot like someone or some group is trying to delegitimize his Presidency through rumor and allegation.
CIA Dump Has Some Peculiar Timing. A Wikileak of this sort is not only rare and specialized (when was the last
time you saw a CIA secret splattered all over the Internet?) it was probably the work of Russian cyberspies, given that only
the Russians are likely to have such capacity, as well as potential human penetrations on the inside. If so, it means a
Russian power game is now in play, with just the right timing to support it. Consider the source of the Wikileaks
again: Julian Assange, someone who has repeatedly been accused of being a Russian agent based on the fact that his
leaks (always accurate) consistently support Russian objectives. He never leaks Russian secrets, just ours and those
of our allies, generally to serve Russian aims.
Whistleblower Backs Trump Up on Wiretap Claims. President Donald Trump is "absolutely right" to claim he was
wiretapped and monitored, a former NSA official claimed Monday [3/6/2017], adding that the administration risks falling
victim to further leaks if it continues to run afoul of the intelligence community. "I think the president is
absolutely right. His phone calls, everything he did electronically, was being monitored," Bill Binney, a 36-year
veteran of the National Security Agency who resigned in protest from the organization in 2001, told Fox Business on
Monday. Everyone's conversations are being monitored and stored, Binney said.
won't accept Comey's conclusion about Obama wiretap claim. President Trump does not accept FBI Director James
Comey's conclusion that former President Barack Obama did not order a wiretap at Trump Tower, a White House spokeswoman said
Monday [3/6/2017]. "I don't think he does," deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on ABC's "Good Morning
America" when asked whether Trump accepted Comey's denial. The president "firmly believes that the Obama administration
may have tapped into the phones at Trump Tower," she added. Sanders also claimed news articles supported Trump's wiretapping
allegation, even though none of the reports she was apparently referencing said Obama had ordered such surveillance.
the collapse of the 'Russia Hacking' narrative, is panic spreading in the Obama camp? [Scroll down] By
his tweet, President Trump forced the purveyors of this narrative to fiercely deny that any wiretapping took place at the
Trump Tower. It is a no-win situation for the president's enemies: either they repudiate their narrative of the last
several months about Russia, or they admit that under President Obama, a spying effort was launched against the candidate of
the opposition party.
Dems will regret a probe into Russian election hacking. The investigation of Russian interference in the US
election could turn into a big headache for the Democrats. The phrase "Be careful what you ask for" comes to mind.
For months before the presidential election, I explained why the Democrats were making a big mistake by picking Hillary Clinton
as their candidate. And I correctly predicted that she would lose. The Democrats didn't listen, and now their party
is in shambles. They aren't going to listen to me now either about the unintended consequences of an investigation of the
Russians, but I'm going to explain anyway.
This escalation represents a real threat to Obama. Suddenly everything is out of control. Nobody would have
minded much if Trump had gone after one of Obama's henchmen — which is probably what was expected — but
none can foresee how an exchange of blades between principals will end. It is safe to say, however, that unless the
combatants disengage, someone will get hurt. It will be a terrible moment for American political civility when a king
lies on the political floor. The whole point of a peaceful transition of power is to prevent a clash between
kings. Yet the very tragedy the electoral process is intended to prevent is happening before our eyes.
asked Justice Department to rebut Trump wiretap claims: Report. FBI Director James Comey asked the
Justice Department to publicly reject President Trump's claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the
2016 election. Comey argued that the claim is false and must be corrected, but so far the Justice Department hasn't
released any statement on the claim, the New York Times reported. The House and Senate intelligence panels, at the
White House's request, agreed to look into whether there was any government surveillance of political parties as part of a
broader probe into Russian interference with the election.
Service agent: Media missing 1 huge wiretap point. President Trump has caught plenty of flak from the
establishment media and members of Congress for his weekend statement that his predecessor, Barack Obama, had Trump Tower
wiretapped while Trump was still a candidate. Some believe Trump is lying, while others think he may have pressured the
FBI to tell him about an investigation against him. But Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, says there's a
third possibility no one is considering.
The Obama Deep State. One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President
who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama
Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government. A few weeks after the
election, I warned that Obama was planning to run the country from outside the White House. And that the "Obama
Anonymous" network of staffers embedded in the government was the real threat. Since then Obama's Kalorama mansion has
become a shadow White House. And the Obama Anonymous network is doing everything it can to bring down an elected government.
Report: Obama In Hiding After Former
Secret Service Agent Outs Him in Wiretapping Claim. Ever since Trump became president, Obama has been behind
the scenes doing everything he can to cause massive chaos. But setting up a shadow government and training his violent
minions to take out Trump through his group Organization For Action (OFA) has just been the beginning of Obama's subversion
tactics. Over the weekend, we've learned that Obama secretly tapped Trump's phone throughout the 2016 presidential election
in order to spy. But unfortunately for Obama, his antics are about to blow up in a huge way after his former Secret
Service agent just came forward with a huge bombshell, sure to tighten the screws even more on Obama's self-inflicted scandal.
Enablers of Obama's Wiretapping Scandal. [Scroll down] Apparently, Barack Obama and his minions were
supremely confident that Hillary Clinton would win. Or if by any remote chance she did not, the assumption seemingly
was that Trump and the Republicans would be their usual spineless selves and succumb to the customary intimidation tactics
and would never retaliate once in office. Additionally, the Democrats could count on the mainstream media never
exposing their treachery. Despite all their voluminous opposition research and Trump's own words, the Obama-Clinton
cabal, brimming with overconfidence, refused to accept the reality that he was not a prototypical Republican or someone
easily extorted. Any cursory review of his business career and tactics would have disabused them of that mindset.
Obama the First U.S. President Ever to Try to Topple His Successor? This post won't debate whether Trump or
Obama are good or bad guys. It will simply ask a historical question.
Investigate Obamagate. Note
well: Watergate began with an attempt to wiretap phones — which is to say spy on the target, in this case
the Democratic National Committee and its then-chairman, ex-JFK and LBJ aide Lawrence O'Brien. On his radio show and in
his Fox appearance, Mark Levin lays out eight specific examples of reporting by no less than the New York Times, the
Washington Post, the Guardian, the McClatchy news service, and Heat Street, the libertarian
website. Of all these sources cited, only Heat Street would be considered a "right-wing" site, as it is
libertarian-oriented. The rest, every one, are part of the left-leaning "mainstream" media in the United States and, in
the case of the Guardian, the United Kingdom. So, again, for the record, let's look at the stories Mark Levin
has found that emphatically bolster President Trump's belief that the Obama Administration was spying on him.
Obama, spying is nothing new. In what has already been a historically bad year for Democrats, it just may be
that they're about to lose again to Donald Trump, this time in a high-stakes game of Russian roulette. The Dems' Putin
smear was supposed to paint President Trump as a friend of the tyrant and beneficiary of Russian meddling in the election.
Instead, it is the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party, former President Barack Obama, who may take the fall.
Obama spy on Trump? So President Trump set off a firestorm over the weekend with a series of tweets alleging
that Obama had tapped Trump Tower. But getting hung up on imprecise language in the president's tweets isn't the right
way to look at things. What seems to be at true is that the Obama administration spied on some of Trump's associates
and we don't know exactly how much information was collected under what authority and who was targeted. As former
prosecutor Andrew McCarthy summarizes in National Review, the Obama Justice Department considered a criminal investigation
aimed at a number of Trump's associates. When they didn't find anything criminal, they converted the investigation into
an intelligence probe under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Elements of that story have been confirmed by
The New York Times, the BBC and McClatchy newspapers.
evidence Trump was wiretapped laid out clearly by Mark Levin. Yesterday [3/5/2017], in 14 short and exciting
minutes of televised explanation, Mark Levin pointed out the evidence already on the public record indicating spying on
President-Elect Trump. In two early-morning segments on Fox and Friends, Levin cited chapter and verse with his
characteristic high energy and incisiveness. [Video clip]
Is a Lot More than a Hashtag. [Scroll down] So now we have Trump's bold, brash, "unhinged" Twitter
accusations that Obama wiretapped him. This came after Mark Levin, Breitbart, Andrew C. McCarthy, Louise Mensch and
others I've forgotten about or am unaware of reported about two appeals to FISA courts (one denied last summer and one approved
in October) for permission to tap phones in Trump Tower. Did they happen? It seems that tapping of some sort
actually occurred because it was virtually acknowledged in tweets from Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who sprang to action
only hours after Trump tweeted, writing: "I'd be careful about reporting that Obama said there was no wiretapping.
Statement just said that neither he nor the WH ordered it." Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president, had almost
simultaneously declared: "Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any
U.S. citizen." Ordered? That's what we used to call plausible deniability and now is known as a wiggle word.
Christian Adams: If It Happened, Trump Wiretapping Makes Watergate 'Look Like a Joke'. PJM's J. Christian
Adams was on Fox News' "Justice With Judge Jeanine" on Saturday [3/4/2017] to discuss allegations by President Trump that his
campaign was "tapped" by the Obama administration. The discussion was in response to Trump's Saturday morning tweet: [...]
Judge Jeanine Pirro read a statement from an Obama spokesman claiming, "As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any
White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen." Pirro said that the operative word in that statement was
"ordered." Adams, a former Department of Justice official, agreed. "That's exactly right," he said. "There's a big
difference between 'ordered' and knowing everything else about it."
Why Trump might
suspect Obama bugged Trump Tower. From the day Trump won election, his foes have waged a by-any-means-necessary
campaign to overturn the results. Officials (likely Obama-era holdovers) have broken the law and leaked what they hoped
would be damaging info. Groups tied to Obama have stirred up angry protests against Trump and other Republicans. [...]
Remember, too: Team Obama has a record of abusing power for political gain, as when the IRS targeted conservative groups.
Obama's Trump Tower Wiretap Denial Reeks of Orwellian Doublespeak. On Saturday [3/4/2017], President Donald
Trump shook the world by accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the final weeks of the 2016
presidential election — a scandal comparable to "Nixon/Watergate." While news outlets reported that Trump cited
"no evidence" to support his claims, there is a disturbing trail of breadcrumbs suggesting that the Obama administration did
indeed do this. Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president, denied these allegations, but the very denial was
disingenuous at best. In fact, one might even call it Orwellian.
Trump owes Mark Levin a debt of gratitude. Just a week ago, President Trump was embattled. Democrats were
lining up to go before cameras to ask, "Did [Trump associate X] meet with the Russians? When? What did they
say? We need a full investigation!" Trump was clearly on the defensive. And then, on Thursday [3/2/2017], all
of a sudden, talk show host Mark Levin connected the dots. He asked himself a simple question: how did the media and
Democrats know that Trump associates had talked to the Russians, however innocuous the contacts may have been? The
information had come from government leaks. And how did the government know? Quite obviously, it must have been
monitoring members of the Trump campaign.
Earnest Won't Deny Trump Tower Was Surveilled By Obama Administration. When pressed by ABC's Martha Raddatz on
Sunday, Josh Earnest opted not to categorically "deny that the Obama Justice Department" monitored Trump Tower during the
2016 election. President Obama's former press secretary opened his interview by calling reports that "President Obama
ordered a wiretap" false, yet backpedaled when the "This Week" guest host asked him to "categorically deny" that President
Trump's campaign headquarters was under surveillance.
Since the game is still in process, we cannot quite finish the chapter. But we know how it starts. It starts with
groundless accusations that Donald Trump and/or his surrogates somehow "colluded," had illicit ties with, the Russians.
Maybe he helped them "hack the election." Maybe he is Putin's puppet. We don't quite know. But this calls for a
"special prosecutor" (even though such a thing doesn't exist), a criminal investigation, the impeachment or at least the
delegitimization of Donald Trump and all his works. [...] So far, there is no evidence of malfeasance, of anything improper
or illegal. But there is plenty of anchorless animus directed at Trump by the Democrats and their media pets.
Evidence Is Overwhelming': Mark Levin On Fox News Lays Out the Case On Obama's Spying. Conservative Review
Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin gave an interview on Fox News' Fox and Friends Weekend Sunday morning in which he laid out the
case against the Obama administration use of "police state tactics" against President Donald Trump. "The evidence is
overwhelming," Levin said. Using public records and mainstream media reporting, he showed how the Obama administration
obtained a FISA court warrant to surveil Donald Trump's presidential campaign last year. The question is, to what
extent did the Obama administration spy on Donald Trump's campaign?
Good For The Goose. My advice to President Trump and team would be for them to tell Director Comey to go ahead
and hold a press conference and deny the wire-tapping/surveillance himself. And while he's at it, he can clear up all
of the nonsense surrounding these ridiculous media assertions which appear to be based entirely on leaks from his FBI
community. Go ahead Director Comey, hold your own [...] press conference. You did it for Obama and Hillary
Clinton, do it again now. Don't go looking to hide behind the skirt of Attorney General Jeff Sessions just because all
of the eyes are upon you now. I'd be telling FBI Director James Comey to defend his own [very] poorly run department.
The same poorly run politicized department that is apparently the primary source of all the leaks causing the trouble.
If Trump is Correct, Even Partially, Then President Obama Might Be in Big Trouble. Robert Barnes at LawNewz has
a well structured outline showing how current public information does indeed appear to lay out a solid case that President
Obama manipulated the legal use of intelligence gathering tools to monitor candidate, then president-elect, Donald Trump.
There Could Be Serious Legal Problems if Obama Admin Involved in Illegal Surveillance. President Trump recently
tweeted claiming that former President Obama wiretapped him during his campaign. One can only imagine how nuts the
media would have gone if the roles had been reversed: President Trump wiretapping either Obama or the Clintons, though
his DOJ could have authority to do just that given the expansive leaks of intelligence information by Obama and Clinton
supporters the last few months. [Indeed], he could wiretap the media at this point, legally and legitimately, as the
sources of these unlawful leaks, for which Obama himself set precedent. Do liberals understand what Pandora's Box Obama
opened up by Obama using the powers of the NSA, CIA and FBI to spy on his political opponents? Even Nixon never did
that. If the stories are correct, Obama or his officials might even face prosecution. But, we are still early in
all of this and there are a lot of rumors flying around so the key is if the reports are accurate.
Col. Shaffer: Potential Obama Wiretapping Is 'Soviet-Level Wrongdoing'. Ret. U.S. Army
Intelligence Officer Tony Shaffer said potential wiretapping by a sitting U.S. president is "Soviet-level wrongdoing."
Lt. Col. Shaffer was a guest Saturday morning [3/4/2017] on "Fox & Friends Weekend" sharing his thoughts on President
Donald Trump's early morning tweets accusing the Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower prior to the 2016 election.
Government: The Only Obama Legacy. Here is what we know: In June 2016, the Obama Administration,
using flimsy evidence of Russian connections to the Trump campaign, made an initial request for electronic surveillance of
Trump and his associates under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and its approval body the FISA court.
It should be noted that approval requires a very low standard of evidence. Since its inception, the FISA court has
permitted 99.7% of requests. The fact that the initial request was denied, means that the basis upon which the request
was made must have been extraordinarily weak or excessively broad or both.
Why yes, Obama
did try to wiretap Trump Tower, and here are the details. The timing of Trump's tweet is a little strange, but
the facts are plain as day. I don't really know why Donald Trump decided yesterday to tweet about the Obama
Administration trying to wiretap Trump Tower. But what was weird about it was not the content of the tweet.
It was the timing. That this happened is not only beyond dispute, but it's been in the public's eye for weeks.
Obama Camp's Disingenuous Denials on FISA Surveillance of Trump. To summarize, reporting indicates that, prior
to June 2016, the Obama Justice Department and FBI considered a criminal investigation of Trump associates, and perhaps Trump
himself, based on concerns about connections to Russian financial institutions. Preliminary poking around indicated
that there was nothing criminal involved. Rather than shut the case down, though, the Obama Justice Department
converted it into a national-security investigation under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA allows the
government, if it gets court permission, to conduct electronic surveillance (which could include wiretapping, monitoring of
e-mail, and the like) against those it alleges are "agents of a foreign power." FISA applications and the evidence garnered
from them are classified — i.e., we would not know about any of this unless someone had leaked classified information
to the media, a felony.
of Obama's 'Former Officials'. Just 24 hours after Trump's address, a series of troubling reports involving
links among those in Trump's orbit to Russian officials reset the national discourse. Those stories make for a trend,
though, that has little to do with Trump and a lot to do with his predecessor. The Obama administration's
foreign-policy team seems to be campaigning to rehabilitate itself one leak at a time, and the press is helping.
Bush attorney general: Trump right that there was surveillance. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey
on Sunday said that President Trump is likely correct that there was surveillance on Trump Tower for intelligence purposes,
but incorrect in accusing former President Barack Obama of ordering the wiretapping. "I think he's right in that there
was surveillance and that it was conducted at the behest of the attorney general — at the Justice Department,"
Mukasey told ABC's "This Week." Trump on Saturday [3/4/2017] accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in New York City
just before the November election.
Is Not Law-Enforcement — It's Not Interference with Justice Department Independence for White House to Ask for
FISA Information. In my earlier post, I explained that the Obama camp is disingenuously responding to
revelations that, during the presidential campaign, the Obama administration conducted an investigation, including
wiretapping, against Trump associates and perhaps Donald Trump himself. As I elaborated, one avenue of response is to
conflate the Justice Department's two missions — law-enforcement and national security. We can see this
strategy playing out in the New York Times coverage of the controversy.
Coons walkback: "I have no hard evidence of collusion" between Trump world and Russians. When Donald
Trump sent out his series of tweets about alleged "tapping" of his phones and/or Trump Tower by Obama, the instant media
reaction was that Trump made the allegation without presenting any proof. As if proof were needed at the time of an
accusation for a media that has put Trump on trial for the last 6-8 months based on innuendo about Trump campaign ties to
Russia. As pointed out repeatedly, there is zero proof in the public record of such media and Democrat accusations, and
no proof was demanded by the media.
News From the Associated Press on FISAgate. Every time the AP mentions FISAgate, it includes this ritual defense
of the Obama administration: ["]Trump has offered no evidence or details to support his claim, and Obama's spokesman
has denied it.["] The AP's statement is false. It is a classic instance of fake news. Barack Obama's
spokesman has not denied that "the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower last year." He only denied that Barack Obama
personally ordered such surveillance. But that isn't the question. Presumably, the order to conduct surveillance came
from Loretta Lynch's Department of Justice. But no one thinks that Lynch would have ordered the opposing presidential
candidate's telephones tapped, or his computers hacked, without her boss's approval.
Obama Scandal: Illegal Surveillance/Election Tampering. The Obama administration engaged in surveillance
of Trump Tower communications during the 2016 Election. With that fact now front and center, voters would do well to
recall all of the "leaks" that were said to be coming from inside the then-Trump campaign. Were operatives working
under the direction of a then-sitting President of the United States, the source of those leaks? Some are already suggesting
YES, making what Barack Obama potentially did in 2016 MUCH WORSE than anything Richard Nixon did leading up to the Watergate
scandal. This is big. This is the Obama Shadow Government now being exposed in real time: [Video clip]
Than Watergate! Obama Administration Wiretapped Trump Tower Before the Election. President Trump
accused — based on evidence — former President Obama's administration of wiretapping phones in Trump
Tower in New York City during the presidential campaign. Former US Attorney Andy McCarthy says it's absolutely
true. The president made the claims in a series of tweets Saturday morning. The tweets come after an article
Friday on the right-wing news site Breitbart claiming that the Obama administration obtained authorization to eavesdrop on
the Trump campaign. The article was information compiled by Mark Levin and based on research by former US attorney Andy
McCarthy and others.
wiretapped opposing presidential campaign using federal intelligence services. If the reports are true —
and they certainly appear to be — Obamagate is 100 times bigger than Watergate. In short, a sitting president
wiretapped the nominee of the opposition party, before the election, using the security apparatus of the federal government.
Wiretapped Trump Tower Before the Election. Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin opened his show
Thursday night talking about the "phony scandal" plaguing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. [...] The "bigger scandal" here,
Levin explained, is that we've had unelected Obama administration holdovers within intelligence agencies surveilling the
Trump campaign and leaking information to the public, in hopes of getting Hillary Clinton elected. Those are "police
state tactics!" Levin said.
Revolutionary "Deep State" Conspiracy Against Trump. "This country is becoming unglued. We're in the stage
of a revolution here." Attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch says an "alternative government" in the intelligence community
continues to target President Trump for the purpose of overthrowing his administration. "These intelligence agencies are more
powerful than the president himself." Obama is the "Wizard of Oz" working behind the scenes against Trump, Klayman says.
Asks If It's Legal for Obama to Wiretap Him — Here's the Answer. The best that we can tell, Trump is referring
to a Breitbart article which was published Friday night [3/3/2017] that makes reference to attempts by U.S. intelligence agencies
to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and
several advisers. The interesting thing is that this isn't a new development. In fact, several outlets including
Mother Jones, The Guardian, The National Review, and Heat Street have been reporting on this alleged activity over the last
couple of months. Here is the best summary we could find of the Obama administration's efforts to wiretap Trump associates.
Government" Vs. Trump. President Trump gave a good speech on Tuesday night, but his presidency is still
hanging by a thread. Attorney Larry Klayman says an "alternative government" in the intelligence community continues to
target him. "These intelligence agencies are more powerful than the president himself," Klayman said on the Fox
Business Network. "They have the ability to blackmail people in this administration to the point that the American
people's interests are going to be subverted."
Investigate and Prosecute the Press.
[Scroll down] It is clear that he has inside information about the "alternative government," as attorney Larry Klayman calls this network of secret operatives, or
the "Deep State," as others call it. These are the "anonymous sources" who manipulate the press, reveal national security information, and threaten
the foundations of our constitutional republic. They are the real traitors, not the officials who had innocent conversations with Russians.
Does House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) have the guts to get to the bottom of this subversion of our democratic system?
Like President Trump, he says he is concerned about illegal leaks. It's time for him to take action. Otherwise, the illegal leakers will keep
picking off our elected officials and those they appoint, using secret information they twist and distort for partisan political purposes.
Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama's 'Silent Coup' vs. Trump. Radio host Mark Levin used his
Thursday evening show to outline the known steps taken by President Barack Obama's administration in its last months to
undermine Donald Trump's presidential campaign and, later, his new administration. Levin called Obama's effort "police
state" tactics, and suggested that Obama's actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the
presidential election to help Trump, should be the target of congressional investigation. Drawing on sources including
the New York Times and the Washington Post, Levin described the case against Obama so far, based on what is
already publicly known.
Government Timeline. No matter which entrance hole you follow down into the labyrinth — eventually
you end up finding yourself in the same chamber, the treasury. Every motive seems to consistently boil down to money.
Trump Rejects Intelligence Report on Travel Ban. An intelligence report by the Department of Homeland Security
contradicts the White House's assertion that immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries pose a particular risk of being
terrorists and should be blocked from entering the U.S. The report is the latest volley in a struggle between intelligence
officials and the Trump administration that has rippled across several agencies.
Deep State's Coup Against Trump. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has reportedly interfered in countless
governments across the globe. Now, the agency has also begun an intelligence coup within its own government. Last
week, Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced out of the Trump administration following leaks from the
intelligence community that revealed he had misled the public and the administration on conversations he had with a Russian
diplomat. Major news outlets, the Washington Post and the New York Times, both reported on the leaks. While the
mainstream media has blasted Trump and Flynn for these alleged ties to Russia, some of the more astute journalists out there
have taken a different approach. Although he asserted the leaks were justified, prominent journalist Glenn Greenwald
raised some very disturbing issues as to the possible motives behind the leaks:
'deep state' is real. The 'alt right' is fake. Here's a fact for the media to chew on: The "deep
state" is here. As outlined in Foreign Policy, the concept of the deep state is nothing new. But the Trump
presidency may serve as the galvanizing force that links some of the formal established Democratic opposition forces,
including MoveOn.org, government unions and Black Lives Matter with the informal deep-state cadre of disgruntled liberal
bureaucrats, the hostile mainstream media and the usual suspects on the left. It's a troubling phenomenon, with
anti-Trump organizations and Democratic-aligned civil servants conspiring to actively work against the incumbent government.
Donor Quits CIA Because of Trump, Says Decision Not About Politics. A CIA employee who contributed thousands of
dollars to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and who is a registered Democrat announced his decision to leave the agency in a
Washington Post column published Sunday [2/19/2017], writing that his departure "had nothing to do with politics."
Edward Price resigned from the CIA last week and used the Washington Post to explain his decision that he could not "in good
faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional." Price wrote that his "decision had nothing to do with politics,"
and that he "would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration." "As intelligence professionals, we're
taught to tune out politics," Price wrote.
Hewitt: Fire Obama's 'Deep State' Sleeper Cells Yesterday. Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt
today [2/21/2017] pressed Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway to answer why the Trump administration has been so slow
to fire Obama holdovers throughout the government.
CIA Officials Begin Self-Deporting From NSC. The Washington Post has an op-ed today [2/20/2017] from someone
who purports to have resigned from the CIA because his sensibilities can't stomach working for a Trump administration. [...]
This kind of malarkey has been my gripe with the intelligence community for a decade. They have simply been spoiled and
pampered and praised to the point that they think they are the masters rather than the servants of the President, the
Congress and the People. They've managed to do that while not serving the nation particularly well. Along the
way, the CIA, in particular, has taken on a quasi-political role.
Days in February. Currently, the political and media opponents of Donald Trump are seeking to subvert his
presidency in a manner unprecedented in the recent history of American politics. The so-called resistance among EPA
federal employees is trying to disrupt Trump administration reform; immigration activists promise to flood the judiciary to
render executive orders inoperative. Intelligence agencies had earlier leaked fake news briefings about the purported
escapades of President-elect Trump in Moscow — stories that were quickly exposed as politically driven
concoctions. Nearly one-third of House Democrats boycotted the Inauguration. Celebrities such as Ashley Judd and
Madonna shouted obscenities to crowds of protesters; Madonna voiced her dreams of Trump's death by saying she'd been thinking
a lot about blowing up the White House. But all that pushback was merely the clownish preliminary to the full-fledged
assault in mid February.
Obama Held Accountable for His "Soft Coup". Sadly, many Americans are not aware of just how dangerous Barack
Obama is to the Republic. This is pure Alinsky. Much of the leaking which is damaging the Trump administration is
tied to Obama's last hour rule change which allows the NSA to send out unfiltered raw data to the other 16 agencies.
The agencies then decide how to use it. It makes it almost impossible, if not impossible, to track the leakers.
Barack Obama likely knew they had this information on General Flynn and others. He put the rule in place shortly before
leaving office to allow the leaks. This is a hole that must be plugged immediately.
Was the FBI Investigating General Flynn? Anonymous intelligence officials (a category that may include the
FBI — though we do not know who the leakers are) outrageously revealed to the New York Times that [National
Security Adviser Michael] Flynn was subjected to FBI interrogation ("grilled," the Times says) and that the Justice
Department suspects that Flynn did not provide truthful, accurate information. That does not sound like a cordial,
"open and consensual" conversation. It sounds like an investigation. Why would Flynn be the subject of an
investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department?
The Obama-Bezos-CIA-WaPo Link Coincidentally
Lurking Behind Those Intel Community Leaks. [Scroll down] But you could still kind of buy that it's
coincidental factors making WaPo the path of least journalistic resistance, for the torrent of themed propaganda
coming out, we are told, from intel community officials. These are obviously unhappy officials, taking arms against the
Trump administration from inside the U.S. government. Not only that, but at least nine of them were clearly in
the Obama administration — something WaPo (perhaps unintentionally) clarified in its 9 February story
explaining that all of those sources had primary information from the time Mike Flynn had the supposedly controversial phone
calls with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Which was when Obama was still president. The rogue officials
behind the leaks are from the Obama administration. You can certainly buy the deduction that they'd know reporters at
WaPo, and would, in their unhappiness, "leak scoop" to them. (Even though it never turns out to actually be
anything, other than innuendo.) But it's really been noticeable that whatever the most sensational claim is, every couple
of days or so, it's that claim that ends up being leaked through the Washington Post.
asks Justice Department watchdog to probe Flynn leaks. House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason
Chaffetz told Fox News' "The First 100 Days" Wednesday night that he would ask the Justice Department's inspector general to
investigate leaks of classified information that led to the resignation of former national security adviser Michael
Flynn. The Utah Republican told host Martha MacCallum that "no matter where you are on the political spectrum, you
cannot have classified information migrating out into a non-classified setting."
Analyst: Obama, John Brennan, James Clapper and Ben Rhodes Behind the Flynn Leaks. Former CIA analyst and
retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer in an appearance on Fox Business said the leaks coming out of the
White House will lead directly back to Barack Obama. The Democrats and some anti-Trump Republicans want an investigation.
Shaffer said, "be careful what you wish for". "I would put this right at the feet of John Brennan and Jim Clapper and I
would go so far as to say the Obama White House was directly involved before they left," Shaffer said. "Ben Rhodes and those
folks... The Democrats are behind this and some of the Republicans are involved with the leaks. So I say 'Bring it on!'
This is the kind of thing they do in police states.
The Deep State
Targets Trump. When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol
purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state." To Kristol, the permanent regime,
not the elected president and his government, is the real defender and rightful repository of our liberties. Yet it was
this regime, the deep state, that carried out what Eli Lake of Bloomberg calls "The Political Assassination of Michael
Flynn." And what were Flynn's offenses? In December, when Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats, Flynn spoke to
the Russian ambassador. He apparently counseled the envoy not to overreact, saying a new team would be in place in a
few weeks and would review U.S.-Russian relations. "That's neither illegal nor improper," writes Lake. Vladimir
Putin swiftly declared that there would be no reciprocal expulsions and U.S. diplomats and their families would be welcome at
the Kremlin's Christmas and New Year's parties. Diplomatic crisis averted. "Great move ... (by V. Putin),"
tweeted Trump, "I always knew he was very smart." But apparently, this did not sit well with the deep state.
Watch Plans to Sue Agencies to Identify Obama Hacks Behind Disclosure of Flynn COMINT. President Trump had a
great response to the hysterical Democrat public relations flacks (you know, the guys who call themselves "journalists") who
questioned his approval of Wikileaks' DNC disclosures during the campaign while decrying the wiretaps of Gen. Mike
Flynn. His point was exactly right: John Podesta's Gmail account isn't a classified government system.
Hillary Clinton's private bathroom email server isn't a classified government system. The wiretaps that helped take
down Flynn related to his private (and, by the way, perfectly legitimate) conversations with foreign leaders.
I'm a Democrat (and
ex-CIA) but the spies plotting against Trump are out of control. Multiple reports show that my former colleagues in the intelligence community
have decided that they must leak or withhold classified information due to unsettling connections between President Trump and the Russian Government.
Said an intelligence officer: "I know what's best for foreign policy and national security... And I'm going to act on that." Some of us might
applaud this man, including a few of my fellow Democrats. In their minds, this is a case of Mr. Smith Goes to Langley to do battle against a
corrupt President Trump. One small problem. The intelligence officer quoted above was actually Aldrich Ames, a CIA traitor whose crime of
treason in the 1980s and 1990s resulted in the compromise of more than 100 assets. Many were tortured and executed as a result.
Hunt is on: Leakers pursued by Team
Trump could face hard time. President Trump has vowed to hunt down whoever is leaking classified information about him and his team, and if he
succeeds in unmasking the sources of illegal disclosures, they could face hard time. Trump himself has been plagued by leaks about his meeting schedule
and phone calls to heads of state. But the most damaging leaks to his month-old administration have been those that cost retired Lt. Gen. Michael
Flynn his post as national security adviser. Flynn had to resign after information came out about his December phone call to a Russian ambassador.
Donald Trump vs. the Deep
State. When one of two forces is going to win, if there's any moral difference between them at all, you have to
stand for the better. That's why I overcame my objections and voted for The Donald when the choice came down to him and
a corrupt leftist who would surely have imperiled the American experiment at every level of government. It was a painful
decision but not a difficult one. There's a similar choice to be made now. The President or the Deep State.
Lame Duck Timeline Strongly Suggests President Obama Set Up Intelligence Scheme To Undermine Trump. Jay Sekulow
outlines the case that President Obama set-up a plan for the intelligence community to target President Trump.
Specifically through the use of a lame-duck executive order, President Obama authorized multiple intelligence agencies to
have access to Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) including phone call intercepts.
launches bid to find leakers, as speculation surrounds Obama officials. President Trump is setting out to
uncover the saboteurs leaking damaging details about his administration, as speculation intensifies over whether current
officials or a cabal of Obama lieutenants — or both — are turning the faucets. One former senior
intelligence official told Fox News he suspects ex-intelligence and other security officials, including former CIA Director
John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were in some way involved in revealing details of
Michael Flynn's conversations with the Russian ambassador.
the leaks. After less than a month in office, President Donald J. Trump, who as a candidate embraced WikiLeaks
and a torrent of leaks about his rival Hillary Clinton's campaign, has become a champion of government secrecy. In a
rowdy, 77-minute press conference Thursday, Trump said he had personally instructed the Justice Department to open a criminal
investigation into the leak of embarrassing information about his conversations with foreign leaders and former National
Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn's contacts with Russia. While it is unusual for a president to ask for such a
criminal investigation, or to discuss it publicly, no law prevents him from doing so. "It could be perceived as a
political witch hunt," warned Susan Hennessey, a scholar at the Brookings Institution and former intelligence agency lawyer.
The CIA's affront
to Trump. The CIA has denied a security clearance to Trump National Security Council (NSC) official Robin
Townley without any allegation, much less evidence of disloyalty to the United States. Quite simply, it is because
the CIA disapproves of Mr. Townley's attitude toward the agency, and this is unprecedented. President Trump
appointed Mr. Townley to coordinate Africa policy at the NSC. The CIA did not want to deal with him.
Hence, it used the power to grant security clearances to tell the president to choose someone acceptable to the agency,
though not so much to him. This opens a larger issue: Since no one can take part in the formulation or
execution of foreign or defense policy without a high-level security clearance, vetoing the president's people by
denying them clearances trumps the president.
Left's Once Mighty Echo Chamber Is Losing Power. The tricks the left used to nominate and elect a man who literally had no business
running for any office — that's President Obama, who had no qualifications for the office — no longer work. These same
tricks were used to try to elect Hillary, they even doubled and tripled their usage of the echo chamber. Yet Trump is now president
instead of Clinton. However, we now have a more sinister power rearing its ugly head in the out-of-control leftists embedded deep in
the heart of our intelligence agencies and bureaucracies. Trump is now fighting a multiple-front war for his transformative agenda.
He is facing an unhinged left, some remaining obstructionist fools in the GOP establishment, and a malevolently powerful deep state itself.
Whistleblower: Agency 'Absolutely' Tapping Trump's Calls. William Binney, a former highly placed NSA
official turned whistleblower, contended in an exclusive interview today that the National Security Agency (NSA) is
"absolutely" monitoring the phone calls of President Donald Trump. Binney was an architect of the NSA's surveillance
program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001 after spending more than 30 years
with the agency.
Randomly Releases Trump Real Estate Investigation Records From The 1970s. The FBI on Wednesday released nearly
400 pages of records from an investigation it conducted on Donald Trump's family real estate company in the early 1970s.
The documents consist of interview notes, handwritten statements and FBI reports compiled during the bureau's investigation, which
occurred between 1972 and 1974. The FBI's investigation centered on allegations that the Trump Management Company, which was
owned by Trump's father, Fred, discriminated against applicants for apartment rentals based on their race.
Flynn and the revenge of the bureaucrats. The resignation of White House National Security Adviser Michael
Flynn on Monday was the result of a coordinated effort by current and former U.S. intelligence officials to undermine the
Trump administration using the disclosure of highly classified communications intercepts. President Trump voiced his displeasure
in a tweet Wednesday [2/15/2017] stating that misuse of the intercepts was un-American. "The real scandal here is that classified
information is illegally given out by 'intelligence' like candy. Very un-American!" the president stated.
spies reportedly keeping intelligence from Trump. Sensitive intelligence reportedly is being withheld from President Trump
by U.S. intelligence officials because they are concerned that the information could be compromised. The Wall Street Journal reported
Wednesday [2/15/2017] that in some cases officials opted not to show the president how they collected the information. The paper,
citing both former and current officials, said the decision to hold back information underscores the mistrust between the Executive Branch
and spies. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he has heard about these
concerns in the past.
This Trump's Watergate, Or Revenge Of The Swamp People? President Trump may have come to Washington to "drain
the swamp," but now he's finding out that it's full of nasty swamp creatures. And, as he's also discovered, they
bite. The debacle over national security advisor Michael Flynn's sudden departure over his ill-advised contacts with
Russian government officials shows that the Democrats in Congress and the bureaucrats that work with them mean to take as
many scalps and do as much damage possible to Trump's barely 3-weeks-old presidency. If they can fatally damage him
early in his first term, all the better.
fall should have the intel community in the hot seat. Why did Michael Flynn resign after just 24 days as
President Trump's national security adviser? Never before had so little certainty fueled such a political frenzy.
What's known is that Flynn spoke with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, on Dec. 29, 2016, the same
day President Barack Obama leveled sanctions against Russia for its alleged hacking during the US presidential election
campaign. US intelligence provided a transcript of that call to the FBI, which had been investigating Russian
hacking. In a breach of trust, someone in intelligence or law enforcement confirmed the call's existence to the media,
and then detailed its contents in a further leak.
broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn. Make no mistake, we have just witnessed an operation by
members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government. An agency that is widely believed to have brought
down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics.
Almost certainly, its new head Mike Pompeo was not consulted. Senator Chuck Schumer, of all people, laid out on January
2nd what was going to happen to the Trump administration if it dared take on the deep state — the permanent
bureaucracy that has contempt for the will of the voters and feels entitled to run the government for its own benefit.
the Bureaucracy, Trump's Got His Work Cut Out for Him. During the Obama reign, the Federal Register grew by
some 18,000 pages. The Competitive Enterprise Institute estimated regulations cost the American people $1.9 trillion a
year, which is more than 10% of GDP or about $15,000 per household. Government regulations have gotten so that businesses
and even individuals are almost guaranteed to be violating one regulation (or de facto law) or another. Such an
administrative state is what Alexis de Tocqueville had in mind when he defined soft despotism as a 'network of small complicated
rules' that while maybe not obvious to the people, breed fear, uncertainty and doubt throughout society. President Trump
has promised to lasso government agencies and then bring back a constitutional understanding of their limits.