There is reason to believe the Russia story was fabricated by Obama’s intelligence community.
What the Obama Intelligence agencies did was a lot worse than spy on an opposition political campaign. Willis Krumholz argues they set up people in order to fabricate the Russia story. The news today has several important reports: Bill Priestap, the head of FBI counter-intelligence, has been extremely cooperative in giving testimony we are told. And Andrew McCabe is asking for immunity from criminal charges in exchange for his testimony. But will we ever get the DOJ to forthrightly admit how the Obama intelligence community manufactured the Russia story? I hope so!
Willis Krumholz writes at The Federalist, “8 Times Obama’s Intelligence Agencies Set People Up To Fabricate The Russia Story.”
The intelligence bureaucracies spied on the Donald Trump campaign: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants were granted because of a Hillary Clinton-funded and unverified document, national-security letters were issued to allow warrantless spying, and the unprecedented but not-illegal-per-se unmasking of Trump officials’ conversations with non-U.S. persons was shockingly routine.
Yet the news of a CIA-connected human source operating as far back as April or May of 2016 is about more than just spying. It is the latest example in what now looks to be a long line of attempted setups by the Clinton team, many times aided and abetted by our intelligence bureaucracies.
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These events should anger any red blooded American who believes in representative democracy and the importance of the rule of law.
Krumholz gives eight instances
We’ve just learned about Stefan Halper, a CIA-connected Cambridge professor who — working for the FBI — contacted Trump advisers Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Sam Clovis during the 2016 election, to investigate what they might know about suspicions of collusion with Russia. Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo has claimed that he was approached by an unknown second U.S. intelligence community asset in early May of 2016.
The FBI says that the Russia investigation began in July, because of something Papadopoulos said to an Australian diplomat in May. Papadopoulos had supposedly told the Australian diplomat something about Russia having information that “could be damaging” to Clinton. Papadopoulos allegedly heard this from Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese-born professor who allegedly claimed to have close ties with Russia.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team charged Papadopoulos —unconvincingly— with lying to investigators, because Papadopoulos said his contacts with Mifsud began before he was on the Trump campaign. Actually, the contacts started after he “learned he would be a foreign policy advisor for the campaign,” but before the campaign made a public announcement that he was to be an advisor.
Mifsud is strangely now in hiding, possibly fearing for his life. Lee Smith details Mifsud’s ties to Western intelligence agencies, and Margot Cleveland suspects Mifsud may have been a U.S. intelligence plant along with Halper.