Ed Butowski: Joel Rich Confirmed Seth Rich’s Contact with WikiLeaks in 2016. Peter Strzok Suggested Mystery FISA Application Contained ‘Material Misrepresentations’ Newly released FBI text messages show agent Peter Strzok suggested to his lover, Lisa Page, that ‘material misrepresentations,’ were made for a FISA application. Screenshot Credit: Chuck Ross/Daily Caller – text from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page Daily Caller reports: The exchange occurred on Oct. 16, 2015, well before Strzok was tapped to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign. This week, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released a “much-less redacted,” version of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s criminal referral of dossier author Christopher Steele.
According to Fox News’ Ed Henry, the memo suggests Steele misrepresented his findings to the FBI. What Everyone Won't Say About Trump Dossier: Timeline Suggests It Was Crafted by FBI/DOJ Personel. The Trump dossier continues to be the single biggest news story of any given day—though many people ignore it—even as the news media writ large focuses on anything and everything besides the information that has been uncovered to date about the scurrilous Democrat opposition research document and how and why it was compiled. Even conservative news outlets like Fox News, or news talk radio shows, who have been covering it, seem to be missing what the obvious circumstantial evidentiary timeline clearly makes plain: the dossier was not solely the original work of Christopher Steele, a former MI-6 agent, he was rather the means whereby an investigation already begun by the weaponized counterintelligence unit of the FBI, in tandem with Fusion GPS, could legitimize, and give “independent” confirmation of, illegal surveillance of members of Trump’s campaign team.
What follows is a timeline of events that draw their source from the public record. August 10 2016: Next three pages come out. Confirmation: DOJ and FBI Used “Steele Dossier” for Application To FISA Court for Search Authority on Trump Campaign… | The Last Refuge. It can be difficult to see through the wording to understand the accurate story. Sara Carter and Fox News are both confirming the DOJ and FBI used the Steele Dossier to get FISA-702 Data Surveillance Authority allowing them to spy on Trump campaign officials.
In the latest developments, as reported by Sara Carter and Fox News, the DOJ and FBI used the sketchy ‘Steele Dossier’ as the foundation for their FISA application. WATCH: Both Carter and Hannity use the term “FISA Warrants”, however in the interest of understanding, and accurately portraying what took place, it was not technically a “warrant” as we traditionally think about it. A warrant implies advanced judicial approval to begin surveillance and collecting emails and phone calls etc. The FISA database, run by the NSA hub, already holds all the information, all the emails, texts, phone calls etc. ♦Step One is to “Query” the database for your subject. ♦Step Two is to “Open” the data set. Example (not real): RESOURCES: – The BIG UGLY.
The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate. Special Report: In the Watergate era, liberals warned about U.S. intelligence agencies manipulating U.S. politics, but now Trump-hatred has blinded many of them to this danger becoming real, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern notes. By Ray McGovern Russia-gate is becoming FBI-gate, thanks to the official release of unguarded text messages between loose-lipped FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his garrulous girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
(Ten illustrative texts from their exchange appear at the end of this article.) Despite his former job as chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence section, Strzok had the naive notion that texting on FBI phones could not be traced. Strzok must have slept through “Security 101.” Or perhaps he was busy texting during that class. Girlfriend Page cannot be happy at being misled by his assurance that using office phones would be a secure way to conduct their affair(s).
More of the Strzok-Page texting dialogue is expected to be released. Sen. Sen. A Year In Review: Democracy Betrayed By Democrats, Not Russia. Over the course of the last year, the ‘Russian hacking’ narrative has steadily deteriorated into accusations of nebulous Russian “collusion,” before morphing into claims of nefarious ‘Russian trolling.’ During this time, establishment interests have overtly attempted to use accusations of Russian interference to deflect from the DNC email’s revelation that the Democratic Party was caught red-handed in the destruction of the American democratic process. By the end of the year, the investigation into Russian meddling had devolved into an outright retaliatory witch-hunt, and the subversion of Democracy shown by the DNC had gone largely unaddressed. The DNC emails published by Wikileaks were a flashpoint in two crucial facets of the 2016 Presidential election, and in controversy surrounding the results that continued well into 2017.
First, DNC emails showed the Democratic establishment acting in a clearly partisan manner against Bernie Sanders and in favor of Hillary Clinton. Related. Ghosts in the Propaganda Machine. S. Mangal’s social media profile and author photo. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass Is this what online journalism looks like in the era of Russiagate fever? A fake writer (read Alice Donovan) catfishes CounterPunch and a dozen other online websites. A handful of her articles are published over a two-year period. More panic ensues. But only one troll was named in the Washington Post piece, Alice Donovan — our suspected interloper.
For the record, what you are about to read isn’t typical fare here at CounterPunch. In our quest to unravel the identity of the now infamous Alice Donovan, we realized she wasn’t only a fraud, she was also a quack journalist. We weren’t buying Mangal’s evasions. The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue. Attorney Suing DNC For Election Fraud Admits Seth Rich Was A Key Eyewitness. An attorney who sued the DNC for election fraud has admitted that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was schedule to be a key eyewitness in the lawsuit.
Attorney Jared Beck explained on Twitter that Seth Rich and Shawn Lucas were both witnesses in his year-long class-action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over their mishandling of the 2016 primaries – before both gentlemen mysteriously turned up dead. Intellihub reports: The Beck & Lee suit came to a screeching halt in late-August after the case was dismissed by a Florida judge following then DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s resignation in July. The outspoken attorney who was scorned by the media after questioning the official police investigation and suspicious circumstances surrounding DNC staffer Rich’s death during his appearance on The Alex Jones Show pulled no punches when he tweeted on Thursday: “Seth Rich and Shawn Lucas were witnesses in MY case.
But I didn’t drop the lawsuit because of that. Attorney who sued DNC for fraud admits Seth Rich and Shawn Lucas were both witnesses in his case. (INTELLIHUB) — Attorney Jared Beck recently took to Twitter where he explained on the record that Seth Rich and Shawn Lucas were witnesses in his year-long class-action legal battle with the Democratic National Committee over the organization’s mishandling of the 2016 Primary before both Rich and Lucas mysteriously turned up dead. The Beck & Lee suit came to a screeching halt in late-August after the case was dismissed by a Florida judge following then DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s resignation in July. The outspoken attorney who was scorned by the media after questioning the official police investigation and suspicious circumstances surrounding DNC staffer Rich’s death during his appearance on The Alex Jones Show pulled no punches when he tweeted on Thursday: “Seth Rich and Shawn Lucas were witnesses in MY case.
But I didn’t drop the lawsuit because of that. I accepted the possibility of dying and carried on. Some might call that “courage.” Hat Tip: @MediaOmissions on Twitter. Fancy Frauds, Bogus Bears & Malware Mimicry?! Anomalies Discovered In Malware Found By CrowdStrike Merit Further Inspection It’s amazing what people retain and how they pick up on conflicts of information and inconsistencies. I’ve been impressed by a lot of people I’ve come to know through Twitter and one great example is Stephen McIntyre (of Climate Audit – a blog that has an interesting history of its own in relation to the ClimateGate hack of 2009). Over recent months McIntyre has given some attention to the topic of the alleged hacking of the DNC in 2016 and his findings have been particularly interesting, at least, to anyone interested in unraveling digital deception.
As always, some of the background helps for context, if you’re familiar with CrowdStrike’s activity at the DNC, their background and the dates of their activities, feel free to skip the next couple of paragraphs. CrowdStrike and DNC Malware Discoveries To date, CrowdStrike has not been able to show how the malware had relayed any emails or accessed any mailboxes. Prof. Stephen Cohen Talks to Tucker Carlson on The Real Russia Collusion: Media & Intel Community.
Protecting the Shaky Russia-gate Narrative. Exclusive: The New York Times continues its sorry pattern of falsifying the record on Russia-gate, giving its readers information that the newspaper knows not to be true, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry If Russia-gate is the massive scandal that we are told it is by so many Important People — across the U.S. mainstream media and the political world — why do its proponents have to resort to lies and exaggerations to maintain the pillars supporting the narrative? A new example on Thursday was The New York Times’ statement that a Russian agency “spent $100,000 on [Facebook’s] platform to influence the United States presidential election last year” – when the Times knows that statement is not true. According to Facebook, only 44 percent of that amount appeared before the U.S. presidential election in 2016 (i.e., $44,000) and few of those ads addressed the actual election. And, we know that the Times is aware of the truth because it was acknowledged in a Times article in early October.
The Enemy Within - Antiwar.com Original. It was the Holy Grail of #TheResistance, the smoking gun they had been desperately searching for, solid evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians to steal the presidency from its rightful owner: an email written and sent before WikiLeaks published the DNC material directing Trump’s attention to the data dump and even offering an “encryption key,” whatever that may be, so he could get a jump start on the news cycle. Collusion! Impeach! Gotcha! Except it wasn’t true. CNN, which initially reported the story, had the date of the email wrong: a 14 had somehow morphed into a 4. It turns out that CNN had never actually seen the email, but only had it described by “multiple sources.”
Of course it was the purest coincidence that no less than three major media outlets got the Trump email story wrong. It seems like years since the Russia-gate investigation was launched, amid predictions of Trump’s imminent doom. In short, Russia-gate is getting old, and going nowhere. 18 Questions CNN Needs To Answer After Getting Busted For Fake News. Early on Friday, CNN promoted its latest breathless report purporting to show collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. CNN has been extremely invested in the narrative of collusion for the last year. In June, CNN was forced to pull one of its Russia-Trump conspiracy stories that “did not meet CNN’s editorial standards.” The discredited story was based on a single anonymous source who connected Anthony Scaramucci, a prominent ally of President Trump, to a Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-controlled bank. Three journalists who worked on the story were fired. But many of the other stories CNN pushed had serious problems, including one that claimed fired FBI head Jim Comey would testify he never told President Trump three times that he was not under FBI investigation.
Friday morning’s report — which got the usual suspects extremely excited — was one such story. But more than that, it turned out that CNN completely botched the story. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. How Russia-gate Rationalizes Censorship. The Lost Journalistic Standards of Russia-gate. Exclusive: The Russia-gate hysteria has witnessed a widespread collapse of journalistic standards as major U.S. news outlets ignore rules about how to treat evidence in dispute, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A danger in both journalism and intelligence is to allow an unproven or seriously disputed fact to become part of the accepted narrative where it gets widely repeated and thus misleads policymakers and citizens alike, such as happened during the run-up to war with Iraq and is now recurring amid the frenzy over Russia-gate.
For instance, in a Russia-gate story on Saturday, The New York Times reported as flat fact that a Kremlin intermediary “told a Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, that the Russians had ‘dirt’ on Mr. Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton, in the form of ‘thousands of emails.’” In an interview with the U.K. Shane added, “the court documents describe in detail how Mr. “J.D.
Missing Corroboration A History of Bias Losing the Thread. Brennan and Clapper: Elder Statesmen or Serial Fabricators? On Sunday, Former CIA Director John Brennan and Former National Intelligence Director (NID) James Clapper appeared on CNN’s morning talk show, State of the Union, to discuss Donald Trump’s brief meeting with Vladimir Putin in Vietnam. The two ex-Intel chiefs were sharply critical of Trump and wondered why the president did not “not acknowledge and embrace” the idea that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections. According to Brennan, Russia not only “poses a national security problem” for the US, but also “Putin is committed to undermining our system, our democracy, and our whole process.” Naturally, CNN anchor, Jake Tapper, never challenged Brennan or Clapper on any of the many claims they made regarding Russia nor did he interrupt either man while they made, what appeared to be, carefully scripted remarks about Trump, Putin and the ongoing investigation.
I’m just a former intelligence officer. I never had the responsibility for determining whether or not criminal actions were taken. How to Instantly Prove (Or Disprove) Russian Hacking of U.S. Election. It’s newsworthy that CIA head Mike Pompeo recently met with Bill Binney – who designed the NSA’s electronic surveillance system – about potential proof that the DNC emails were leaked rather than hacked. It’s also noteworthy that the usual suspects – Neocon warmongers such as Max Boot – have tried to discredit both Binney and Pompeo. But there’s a huge part of the story that the entire mainstream media is missing … Specifically, Binney says that the NSA has long had in its computers information which can prove exactly who hacked the DNC … or instead prove that the DNC emails were leaked by a Democratic insider. Remember – by way of background – that the NSA basically spies on everyone in America … and stores the data long-term.
After the story of Pompeo’s meeting with Binney broke, Binney told Washington’s Blog: Here’s what they would have from the programs you list [i.e. Wired reported in 2006: And this AT&T graphic: (Binney has figured out their locations from publicly-available sources. America’s Righteous Russia-gate Censorship. It Is Complicated – FISA Court Found FAULT With NSA, FBI, And Obama Of Illegally Spying On Trump Team – MSM Keeps Quiet. Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter: FBI Report Shows It Was Seth Rich - Not Russians - Who Gave DNC Emails to Wikileaks.
Creator of NSA's Global Surveillance System Calls B.S. On Russian Hacking Report. Why Crowdstrike's Russian Hacking Story Fell Apart- Say Hello to Fancy Bear. New York Times: American Report on Russian Hacking Has An “Absence of Any Concrete Evidence … But Rests Instead On What It Describes As Moscow’s Long Record of Trying to Influence America’s Political System” Why Crowdstrike's Russian Hacking Story Fell Apart 2 The DNI Report Faked Sources. "Something Stinks Here" - CrowdStrike Revises, Retracts Parts Of Explosive Russian Hacking Report. France Debunks "Russian Hacking" Claims - Clinton Again Loses It. WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Hillary Clinton emails. Julian Assange Suggests Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich, Was Source for WikiLeaks. CIA's UMBRAGE Allows Agency To Carry Out 'False Flag' Cyber Attacks. FBI Chief Made Inconsistent Statements About. BREAKING: Decision Makers Have Been Informed Of Evidence Against Russia Hack.
NATO's Fakenews Russia Scare Increases Defense Waste. Untitled. Russia-gate’s Totalitarian Style. Audio Reveals Seymour Hersh Alleging Seth Rich Was Wikileaks Source. Bombshell: Donna Brazile poked nose into Seth Rich murder probe. Seth Rich Murder Case Stirs Russia Doubts. Did Seth Rich Contact WikiLeaks? - Antiwar.com Original. The Link Between Brexit And The US Election, MI6, Fake News And Dark Money.
What Russia-gate Has Wrought. The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia. Interview With Mark Ames: Baffling Frenzy Over Trump And Russia. Theblaze. CNN's 'Exclusive' Report on Russia Arming Taliban Debunked By Their Own Expert—Exposed as Propaganda. Blame the Anti-Russia Brouhaha on the CIA and Pentagon - The Future of Freedom Foundation. Mid Summer Anger: Oliver Stone Waxes US Establishment's Russia Conspiracy Theory - 21st Century Wire. Pundits And Politicians Admit To Lying About Russia Over Past Few Weeks. The Russia-Did-It Certitude Challenged.
Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet? RT DESTROYS Russian-linked Facebook ads story. 50% of ads ran after US election. "Russia Interfered!" - By Purchasing Anti-Trump Ads? Russia-gate Jumps the Shark. So Who Annexed the Crimean Peninsula Then? Does Russia Produce 'Fake News'? Or Does America? Or Both? Sorting Out the Russia Mess. As Gov't Fails to Prove Russia Collusion, Twitter Admits to Actual Election Censorship—Media Silence.
FBI hackers targeted users in 120 countries, incl. Russia, China & Iran — RT US News. Meet Clint Watts, a Dubious Russia Meddling 'Expert' Lobbying the U.S. Government to 'Quell Information Rebellions' Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates. Trump 'compromising' claims: How and why did we get here? #2016 Election "Hacking/Interference" False Flag.
Stunning Admission from Obama on Wikileaks. Detailed Review Of DHS/FBI ‘Evidence’ Shows Russia Hacking Is Fake News. Search for "Russian hacking" FBI once planned to pay former British spy who authored controversial Trump dossier. Cybersecurity Firm That Attributed DNC Hacks to Russia May Have Fabricated Russia Hacking in Ukraine. Threat Group-4127 Targets Google Accounts | Secureworks. Clint Watts - Foreign Policy Research Institute. Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking. Jailed Hacker Guccifer Says U.S. Govt Fabricated Guccifer 2.0 As An "Inside Job"
Trump Dossier Creators 'Plead Da Fif' During House Intel Hearings. Journalist pay questioned in Russian dossier court cases. Legacy Media Silent On Wikileaks’ Publication Of Vault 8.