As a journalist who was a victim of a DOJ intelligence operation, Sharyl Attkisson is VERY interested in how the deep state have treated Trump.
Even under the Trump presidency, Sharyl Attkison is still fighting the DOJ for the way they reportedly hacked her computer. While it happened under Obama, the Justice Department is no more cooperative with her now than they were before. So it makes sense that she has a keen interest in the Obama DOJ also spying on a Republican Presidential campaign.
Here she is from three months ago.
She writes at The Hill, “8 signs pointing to a counterintelligence operation deployed against Trump’s campaign.”
Her first four signs are the official code name, the wiretapping (on at least seven people), the national security letters, and the unmasking of names caught in spying on foreigners.
Changing the rules
On Dec. 15, 2016 — the same day the government listened in on Trump officials at Trump Tower — then-national security adviser Rice reportedly unmasked the names of Bannon, Kushner and Flynn. And Clapper made a new rule allowing the National Security Agency to widely disseminate surveillance material within the government without the normal privacy protections.
Former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI Clapper, two of the most integral intel officials in this ongoing controversy, have joined national news organizations where they have regular opportunities to shape the news narrative — including on the very issues under investigation.
Clapper reportedly secretly leaked salacious political opposition research against Trump to CNN in Fall 2017 and later was hired as a CNN political analyst. [,,,] Brennan was hired as a paid analyst for MSNBC.
There’s been a steady and apparently orchestrated campaign of leaks — some true, some false, but nearly all of them damaging to President Trump’s interests.
A few of the notable leaks include word that Flynn was wiretapped, the anti-Trump “Steele dossier” of political opposition research, then-FBI Director James Comey briefing Trump on it, private Comey conversations with Trump, Comey’s memos recording those conversations and criticizing Trump, the subpoena of Trump’s personal bank records (which proved false), and Flynn planning to testify against Trump (which also proved to be false).
Friends, informants and snoops
The FBI reportedly used one-time CIA operative Stefan Halper in 2016 as an informant to spy on Trump officials.
Another player is Comey friend Daniel Richman, a Columbia University law professor, who leaked Comey’s memos against Trump to the New York Times after Comey was fired. We later learned that Richman actually worked for the FBI under a status called “Special Government Employee.”
The FBI utilized former reporter Glenn Simpson, his political opposition research firm Fusion GPS, and ex-British spy Christopher Steele to compile allegations against Trump, largely from Russian sources, which were distributed to the press and used as part of wiretap applications.
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