Paul Craig Roberts Warns "The Russiagate Stakes Are Extreme"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

The Republicans’ delay in releasing the summary of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russiagate investigation is giving weight to the presstitutes’ claim that the report is not being released, because it is a hack attempt at a Trump coverup that is not believable. Only Republicans are stupid enough to put themselves in such a situation.

Readers ask me why the summary memo is not released if it is real. There must be some reasons besides the stupidity of Republicans. Yes, that is so. Among the many reasons that might be blocking release are:

1) Republicans are very national security conscious. They don’t want to provide precedents for the release of classified information.

2) Many Republican congressional districts host installations of the military/security complex. Upsetting a large employer and directing campaign financing to a challenger is a big consideration.

3) The George W. Bush/Dick Cheney regime was a neoconservative regime. One consequence is that Republicans are influenced by neoconservatives who stress the alleged “Russian threat.”

4) The Israel Lobby can unseat any member of the House and Senate. The Israel Lobby is allied with the neoconservatives and this alliance intends to keep the US militarily active against perceived threats to Israel’s hegemony in the Middle East and against Russia, which supports Syria and Iran, countries perceived as threats by Israel.

5) Many Republicans are themselves invested in false Russiagate allegations against Trump and would like to replace him with Pence. Other Republicans believe that Trump is undermining Washington’s expensively-purchased foreign alliances and, thereby, undermining US power.

Many Americans do not seem to understand what is at stake. What America is confronted with is a coup conspiracy organized by top officials of the Obama Justice Department, FBI, CIA, the Hillary DNC, and the presstitute media to overturn the result of a democratic election and remove the president from office. The basis of the coup is a fake dossier purchased for money that consists of unsupported allegations against Trump and that was used to obtain warrants from the FISA count to spy on Trump and various associates hoping to find something that can be used against Trump. Regardless, the false allegations could be fed to the CIA’s media assets and used to create a scandal requiring a special prosecutor to investigate Russiagate.

Once the investigation was under way, the presstitutes kept the scandal alive hoping to convince enough Americans that Trump must have done something—“where there is smoke, there is fire”—that justifies his removal. It worked against Richard Nixon, but not against Ronald Reagan, and Trump is no Reagan.

 

If the highest reaches of the police state agencies can get away with an attempted or successful coup against the president of the United States, then that is the complete end of democracy and all accountability in government. The House, Senate, and judiciary will become as powerless as the Roman senate under the caesars. We will live under a dictatorship ruled by police state agencies.

Many Americans say they don’t need the House Intelligence Report, because they don’t believe the Russiagate BS in the first place. They miss the point. They need the report, because those responsible for this attempt at a coup must be identified, charged, and prosecuted for their act of high treason.

This is not minor stuff. This goes to the heart of whether any form of liberty will exist. We all know that the ability of the people to hold government accountable is not assured by democracy. However, there is no prospect of holding government accountable if it is a police state, a road that the US has been going down for some time. The audacious coup attempt against President Trump is our opportunity to stop the momentum to a police state.

Despite my recent postings, many people do not understand that the somewhat redacted FISA court document that has been declassified and released and explained by myself, William Binney, and former US Attorney Joe di Genova contains admissions by the FBI and DOJ that they improperly spied and obtained warrants from the court under false pretenses. In other words, we have it on the authority of the FISA court itself that the FBI and DOJ have admitted to the court their transgressions. When Department of Justice (sic) congressional liaison Stephen Boyd says the DOJ is “unaware of any wrongdoing,” he is lying through his teeth. The DOJ has already confessed its wrongdoing to the FISA court.

(See Lendman on Boyd’s claim that releasing the memo would harm national security and ongoing investigations. This is always the claim made when government has to cover up its crimes. )

When Admiral Rodgers, director of the National Security Agency, discovered that the FBI and DOJ were misusing the spy system for partisan political reasons, he let it be known that he was going to inform the FISA court. This caused the FBI and DOJ to rush to the court in advance and confess to “mistakes” and to promise to tighten up procedures so as not to make mistakes in the future. It is these “mistakes” and corrections that the FISA court document reveals.

In other words, the information already exists in the pubic domain that proves that Russiagate was a conspiracy organized for the purpose of bringing down the elected president of the United States.

A case can be made that it would be just as well if the coup succeeds as it would bring an end to Washington’s cover as the government of a great democracy with liberty and justice for all. Most other governments, and one would hope certainly the Russian and Chinese governments, would see the coup as America’s final transition into a police state and give up their utopian ideas of reaching accommodation with Washington. The constraints on Washington’s ability to bully the world would be greatly strengthened by the universal perception that the government of the United States had devolved into a police state.

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MK ULTRA Alpha Billy the Poet Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:18 Permalink

Federal employees get away with murder. Considering all the dramas, comedians cutting the president's head off, celebrities saying they would kill the president, well it sure looks like federal employees were planning to kill the president.

It's proof we don't live in a free country, that democratic rule is a lie, and there are too many times, too many examples of federal employees stepping over the line against the American people and nothing is done. It's now more in the open and it's accepted federal employees rule us.

We don't have a country, it's an empire. And this is how an empire treats it's subjects. This grew out of the post civil war when northern states wanted to maintain martial law on the south and extended that to the western states.

We're not a democracy under the federal government's agency governing system, which is a product of post civil war martial law.

Federal government behavior toward subject states is the same as the treatment of the empire's subjects. The federal government is an extension of the northern war machine, it enslaved not just the southern states and western states, it has gone all over the world following the same exact pattern of the US civil war and with the same control grid used on the southern and western states.

NYC is the capitol of the US and we're directed by NYC, at the expense of our people to do their bidding. It has nothing to do with freedom and American values.

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Billy the Poet MK ULTRA Alpha Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:43 Permalink

Sounds reasonable but it's possible to play upon the narrative of American freedom for one's own purposes. Why let politicians and media have all the fun of framing the story?

A narrative in which the deplorables elect a wild man in a last chance effort to save America which is thwarted by Deep State actors who stage a coup against the president can only help illuminate the situation for those who don't yet understand and radicalize those who are left with fewer and fewer options to try to make the system work for them.

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Theosebes Goodfellow Billy the Poet Fri, 01/26/2018 - 06:58 Permalink

~"A narrative in which the deplorables elect a wild man in a last chance effort to save America which is thwarted by Deep State actors who stage a coup against the president can only help illuminate the situation for those who don't yet understand and radicalize those who are left with fewer and fewer options to try to make the system work for them."~

Damn Billy, you are a poet!

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Gardentoolnumber5 zorba THE GREEK Fri, 01/26/2018 - 03:40 Permalink

I used to argue with my brother that all R's are not the same. The Neocon's are just to the right of their fellow travelers on the left. Trump has made it clear that there are two distinctly different R's. The Neocon lowlife variety and the true conservative small govt constitutional republican. Many of these Neocons are not running for reelection. It is up to the people to replace them with the latter. Is there time? Will the Neocons go quietly into the night? Unlikely, but the populace is now more informed than I have seen in my years of watching. I hold out hope still trying to do my bit for freedom, peace and prosperity.

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grekko Gardentoolnumber5 Fri, 01/26/2018 - 04:51 Permalink

I'm old enough to remember the last time the neocons were disgraced.  That happened when the Vietnam conflict ended.  They weren't called neocons back in those days.  They were a wing of the Democrat party and were pushed out onto the streets, having no credibility.  A few years later, they rose from the ashes like a Phoenix into the Republican party of Reagan, by hook and by crook.  Then, they started to gain power once again, and consolidated that power under his highness, Bush the First, by being appointed to the highest levels of government.  The rest is recent history and brings us to the mess we have today.  If they are pushed out again with this Russian BS, they'll just melt into the Democrat party again and start over.  They must be perp walked and not allowed to rise again. 

 

Trump, as unlikely a paladin as can be, was chosen to do this job (most likely by the white hats in the Pentagon as they are his only friends).  As far as I'm concerned, Frodo had a much higher possibility of success to reach Mt Doom than The Donald has of defeating these Shadow Government clowns.  Perhaps a better analogy is Aragorn with his army outside the gates of Mordor.  He is outmanned, outgunned, and buying time for Frodo.  Perhaps this 4 page memo is our Frodo.  The interesting part here is that the 4 page memo is only needed for those with a very short attention span (most Democrats, Republicans and Progressives).  Anyone with critical thinking ability and an attention span greater than a gnat already has a 99 page FISA report that spells it all out in detail.  These critical thinkers don't need a 4 page summary of the 99 page report.  Unfortunately, these people only amount to 7-10% of the voters.  Enough to swing an election, but not enough to defeat the Nazgul.

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El Vaquero stizazz Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:05 Permalink

I actually got called a Russian Bot this morning.  I LOLed, then took the poor bastard down a notch.  I've actually watched the senate hearing where google, facebook and twitter testified about the extent of the influence that Russia had on their platforms, and it was minuscule.  But that won't stop the left from bellyaching about it.

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gougeonit Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:25 Permalink

Releasing the reported collusion emails would be a giant enema for the United States.

Giving everybody a red pill, when they want to give you Jim Jones kool aid 

Lucretius Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:29 Permalink

Personally, I've never lived under the delusion of "land of liberty and justice for all", so there's that. Okay, perhaps back when I was a boy scout...Shocking, Shocking! Too bad, a US-Russian alliance could have yielded great results for BOTH parties and gone a long ways toward a more peaceable planet.

Peace, L.

besnook Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:54 Permalink

if the memo is released the zionazis will go down but not without releasing all sorts of evidence of congressmen diddling little boys and girls.

joego1 Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:07 Permalink

The Russians and the Chinese have known the state of the U.S. corruption for years and they take full advantage of the situation.

WTFUD Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:13 Permalink

Trump seems happy/determined to string Russiagate out for as long as possible as it provides Leverage over the Dems & RINOs.

He could Nip this Long Running American Soap-Opera in the Bud tomorrow, if he/Administration were so inclined to do so, however, he couldn't then Justify his Good Ole Boys $Trillion WAR BUDGET.

A bigger set of Useful Idiots ( American Public ) you couldn't find Anywhere on the Planet. Live The Dream Suckers, it was a Good Run while it lasted . . . ALAS.

Terminaldude Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:21 Permalink

What needs to be done is Conservative and Libertarian people need to mobilize like the Libtards.  People need to protest out in the street for the release of the memo.  Force your Congress men and women to do something about this.  The left does it all the time and apparently to good use. 

Looking in from another country, it is getting to be ridiculous the amount of Corruption exposed in plain view and NOTHING.  How can people not be totally over the top disgusted in their "representatives"?  This is a complete comedy show.  I guess the problem is 90% of the population of the world are completely clueless as to what is going on around them.  They can quote stat's on any sports team or musical group but they have absolutely ZERO idea of anything Political.  Just keep paying them tax's Shit for brains.

Also, how in the HELL have we in the western world continued to let a tiny Middle Eastern Country rule over our Political Leaders?  Why do we allow them to have so much power?

Why does the USA allow people of multiple citizenry hold positions of power?  One country's allegiance, a sane person would think.  Critical thinking is mostly gone I think and ChemTrail spraying (which has been admitted to) is not helping.  SPEAK UP FOR FUCK SAKES.  This effects the whole world but it is your country, the USA, that is the top power and Your Elected Government is NOT RUN BY your Elected Officials.  Revolt is the only answer now I think.  Being nice is NOT working.

Future_Cannibal Terminaldude Fri, 01/26/2018 - 04:44 Permalink

Most people don't care about the world around them at this point. Sure, people bitch and complain on the internet. Nobody has time to do a damn thing. Everybody has some kind of reason why they are just letting the leftists creep their agenda along. Compassion is one thing. Ignorance will kill this country. Genocide and Democide are not part of a well balanced free society. That is what the left stand for. That is why I hate them. The amount of propaganda spewed into young minds is a crime against humanity. The leftists have had control of education and mass media long enough for them to noticeably make a difference. It is a long term plan. Better minds have already posted the actual info about it here before.

Once you weaponize the way people live and believe, it is all downhill from there. The youth of America are screwed. They hate themselves so much that they are willing to give up their future and the future of their succeeding generations. 

The only way forward is to start over. Not enough people are suffering for that. The great swindle will continue until the suffering is too great or the opposition fades away.

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Terminaldude iLLivaniLLi19 Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:30 Permalink

Like the superior morals of movies being nominated for "best Picture":  Call Me by My Name.   It's about a man 7 years older than a minor and that statutorily rapes him.  It is absolutely pushing Homosexuality and Child rape.  That is the "moral superiority" we are fighting.  Everyone should be bleeding that F-ed up industry dry by NOT going to see this shit or any other Movie made by them.  It is definitely a fight for Morals and Humanity as a whole.  Luckily there are sites like this that let like minded people spread the word and maybe influence a few percentage points of the population at the same time.

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Cockoo Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:27 Permalink

Once the four page MEMO is released Russia-gate will become Obama-gate on steroids and if there was any trust left on any federal institutions it will be wiped clean.   

herbivore Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:29 Permalink

My sentiments precisely, and PCR didn't use "insouciant" a single time. It is indeed high treason that has been perpetrated against the American people but it's been done time and again, by many individuals in the government, and no one has been prosecuted as of yet. I'm skeptical that this time will be any different.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:32 Permalink

The US was formerly respected because we had the rule of law and, supposedly, no one was exempt. That is no longer the case. Indictments or perp walks or the US is nothing but another shithole run by oligarchs.

Tom_Pain Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:33 Permalink

Why is it classified in the first place?  Does anybody really think that the Russians don't already know that we have a corrupt government?

AurorusBorealus Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:35 Permalink

The stakes are not nearly so high as Roberts imagines.  The U.S. is not on the path to being a fascist police-state.  It is a fascist police-state bent on global domination.  What is playing out in front of the U.S. public is a conflict within the police state that pits the NSA and military intellgience against the CIA and the FBI.  Admiral Michael Rogers, Lieutenant Army General Michael Flynn, Marine Corps General James ¨Mad Dog¨ Mattis, and Marine Corps General John Kelly.  This is the Trump government. General David Petraeus was Trump´s original selection for Secretary of State before he selected the former Exxon Mobile CEO. Do you see something here?  This is not a civilian government.  This is a military junta that now governs the U.S.

It is not that these are Trump´s men.  Rather, it is that Trump is their front-man.  What happened was that Clinton and her coterie of corrupt gluttons sold U.S. uranium to the Russians.  U.S. Military intelligence was well aware of this.  Even Inspector Clouseau McCabe of the Federal Bureau of Idiots could not miss the evidence.  To make matters worse, the DNC chair, Shultzermann Wasser, had hired Pakistani intelligence agents and placed all the information in the U.S. House of Representatives at their disposal.  I assure you that U.S. military intelligence and the NSA were aware of House Sergeant Schultz's sedition long before the public was.  If all of this were not bad enough, the CIA was now contracting assassinations in the U.S. to their MS-13 business partners in El Salvodor, murdering entire Navy Seal Teams to conceal their lies about bin Laden's death, and expanding their Afghan drug trade to the point where all the rural young people were addicted to narcotics and the military was having difficulty recruiting anyone who was not in the midst of a gender-change.

The development of the NSA surveillance powers in the wake of the 9-11 false flag revealed to military intelligence the extent of the corruption in DC, in the FBI, and in the CIA.  Keep in mind that the NSA does not answer to the CIA or the FBI.  The NSA is military intelligence and is governed by the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency: the one that never is mentioned). The military decided to take control of the country.  They chose Trump as their front-man.  Rogers and Flynn were the liaisons.

Inspector Clouseau McCabe, Pink Panther Page, Maxwell Smart Strzok, Robert Mulehead, and James Honey-comby are the willing dupes who tried to carry out the plan orchestrated by the CIA against this military take over of the opium-peddling, blackmailing, bribing, regime-changing deep-state that the CIA had run for decades without interference.  None of this has anything to do with democracy, Democrats, Republicans, neo-cons, liberals, conservatives, the House of Representatives, or anything of that sort.  It is merely a game of thrones between the CIA and the military to determine who controls the U.S. police-state imperium.  It is fair to say that the military is "winning."  So, the question that the Trump junta supporters should be asking is: are you tired of "winning" yet?

Billy the Poet AurorusBorealus Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:51 Permalink

I think you misunderstand Trump supporters. Trump is a figure who signifies dissatisfaction with business as usual. He is a rare Pepe and not a statesman. That's why we voted for him.

Trump's victory shows the extent to which folks are being radicalized by the failures of the system. If the system continues to fail the people due to either Trump's enemies or Trump himself then that radicalization will grow and focus itself in another direction. Those who understand this might have an opportunity to influence what direction that will be.

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Billy the Poet AurorusBorealus Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:12 Permalink

You still don't get it and you probably never will. You apparently think that you are the only one who has figured out that politicians rarely do what they say they are going to do. But lots of folks know that. That's why we voted for a jackass instead of any of the "qualified " candidates.

Why not drop your superior attitude and accept the fact that you can't possibly understand the motives of other individuals better than they do themselves?

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