John Brennan’s Plot To Infiltrate The Trump Campaign Exposed

by George Neumayr, from The American Spectator

As Trump won primary after primary in 2016, a rattled John Brennan started claiming to colleagues at the CIA that Estonia’s intelligence agency had alerted him to an intercepted phone call suggesting Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign.

The tip was bogus, but Brennan bit on it with opportunistic relish.

Out of Brennan’s alarmist chatter about the bogus tip came an extraordinary leak to the BBC:

that Brennan had used it, along with later half-baked tips from British intelligence, as the justification to form a multi-agency spy operation (given the Orwellian designation of an “inter-agency taskforce”) on the Trump campaign, which he was running right out of CIA headquarters.

The CIA was furious about the leak, but never denied the BBC’s story. To Congress earlier this year, Brennan acknowledged the existence of the group, but cast his role in it as the mere conduit of tips about Trump-Russia collusion:

“It was well beyond my mandate as director of CIA to follow on any of those leads that involved U.S. persons. But I made sure that anything that was involving U.S. persons, including anything involving the individuals involved in the Trump campaign, was shared with the bureau.”

But if his role had truly been passive, the “inter-agency taskforce” wouldn’t have been meeting at CIA headquarters. By keeping its discussions at Langley, Brennan could keep his finger wedged in the pie. Both before and after the FBI’s official probe began in late July 2016, Brennan was bringing together into the same room at CIA headquarters a cast of Trump haters across the Obama administration whose activities he could direct – from Peter Strzok, the FBI liaison to Brennan, to the doltish Jim Clapper, Brennan’s errand boy, to an assortment of Brennan’s buddies at the Treasury Department, Justice Department, and White House.

The bogus tip from Estonia led the group into its first cock-up: sending FBI agents to sniff around the computer server connected to Trump Tower. After that effort flopped, Brennan’s group had to go back to the drawing board (on the electronic intelligence front, it had already hatched plans for national security letters and FISA warrants).

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Long-time CIA asset named as FBI’s spy on Trump campaign

by Bill Van Aukin, WSWS

The naming of Stefan Halper as the individual sent by the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election campaign has further inflamed the political warfare raging within the US state apparatus and political establishment. Halper is a long-time CIA asset with deep ties to US and British intelligence.

Published reports that the FBI had used a confidential informant to gather information on the Trump campaign led US President Donald Trump to announce via Twitter on Sunday, “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes, and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”

Repeating his denunciation of the year-old probe by Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign, as a “witch hunt,” Trump declared last week that the report of FBI spying on his campaign was a political scandal “bigger than Watergate.”…

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Framing the Trump Campaign as Lackey’s of Russia by Publius Tacitus

from Turcopolier

There are still many unanswered questions, but the evidence that now is part of the public record removes any doubt that British and US Intelligence services collaborated in a devious and fabricated scheme to portray the Trump campaign as intent on collaborating with Russia. The evidence was planted and cleverly fabricated. It was done through highly classified intelligence channels, which created a paper trail and provided prima facie “evidence” that individuals with tenuous ties to the Trump campaign where seeking meetings with Russian officials. What was not reported, however, was the fact that the original impetus for those reporting on those communications originated with an individual who appears to be an MI-6 intelligence asset. His name is Joseph Mifsud and I believe that evidence ultimately will establish that he was directed to contact and then feed incriminating information to George Papadopoulos. That information became the foundation of creating a counter intelligence investigation of Donald Trump and his campaign.

First a word about Joseph Mifsud. He is currently missing. But the public record on him strongly suggests that he was working as an intelligence asset of the United Kingdom’s MI-6. Elizabeth Vos at Disobedient Media provides an excellent review of Mifsud and his links to British intel (her article appears to have been taken down, but it is solid and I saved a copy):

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New text messages from FBI lovers state that Obama “wants to know everything”

from The Duran

New text messages between FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have now been made public, and the big reveal is that then-POTUS Barack Obama appears to be in the loop, on the whole ‘destroy Trump’ insurance plan hatched by upper management at the FBI.

The messages include an exchange about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted “to know everything we’re doing.”

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The Missing Texts and Peter Strzok’s Secret Society: We Were Warned

I believe that Peter Strzok’s missing texts would show he and his “secret society” fabricated both the Grizzly Steppe and the “Russian interference” reports in order to undermine the presidency of the United States.

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Missing Text Messages: Was Peter Strzok Part of the “Secret Society” that Wrote BS “Grizzly Steppe” and “Russian Meddling” Reports?

by Scott Creighton

“We learned today from information that in the immediate aftermath of his election that there may have been a ‘secret society’ of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI to include Page and Strzok to be working against him.” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Tx)

When I heard those words and started investigating this article… other words echoed in the back of my mind. Words uttered by a president many years ago.

“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings”

It was recently announced that the FBI informed congressional investigators that they had accidentally “lost” 5 months worth of text messages between agents Peter Stzok and Lisa Page. The missing texts covered the period between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017.

These two agents are being investigated due to some previous communications between them that came to light a few months ago which indicated they both harbored extremely biased opinions regarding Hillary Clinton (favorable) and Donald Trump (extremely unfavorable) and they seem to suggest they may have acted on those opinions, misusing their authority and privileges as agents working in our intelligence community.

God(,) Trump is a loathsome human,” Lisa Page, Mar. 2016

I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office” — an apparent reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe — “that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 . . . . ” Peter Strzok, Aug. 2016

Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support…” Peter Strzok, Aug. 2016

America will get what the voting public deserves.” Peter Strzok

And then there was this exchange:

And maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace.” Lisa Page

I can protect our country at many levels, not sure if that helps” Peter Strzok

Page and Strzok were apparently disappointed on election day and soon afterward they were upset about various choices Trump had made for his cabinet. Not the neoliberal billionaires mind you.. but congress critters like Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. They even went so far in one set of messages to suggest they were hoping for a crash and burn regarding Paul Ryan and the entire GOP

Page’s and Strzok’s apparent political sympathies extended to Congress, too. They also wrote messages disparaging House Speaker Paul Ryan, with Page expressing the hope that Ryan “fails and crashes in a blaze of glory” and Strzok responding that the GOP “needs to pull their head out of that *ss. Shows no sign of occurring any time soon.CBS

So we had two individuals working within the FBI in key positions, who saw themselves as some kind of avenging/protecting angels working to right the wrongs of American democracy and perhaps undermine the incoming administration as well as the entire GOP in general.

And Mueller picked Strzok to help with his investigation into Russian collusion in May.

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The Nunes Memo and FISA Section 702: The Nunes Conundrum

While folks clamor to #ReleaseTheMemo , Devin Nunes’ “fix” to FISA Section 702 is anything but. As the official government (the ELECTED government) is shut down, the Deep State wins again.

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