The Swamp Strikes Back

Authored by J. Christian Adams via The Gatestone Institute,

Each week, Robert Mueller's Wonderlandian investigation into "Russian Collusion" appears "curiouser and curiouser". Each week, it appears that the entire investigation never really had anything to do with Russian collusion, at least in the Trump campaign; only in the Hillary Clinton campaign, where all the investigators have been conscientiously not looking.

First, Mueller indicted General Michael Flynn for not telling the truth to an FBI squad that appeared unexpectedly at the White House to question him, when now it turns out that Peter Strzok, who interrogated him, said he had not lied. It also now turns out that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may later have altered Strzok's interrogation notes, and then destroyed the evidence.

Mueller then indicted Paul Manafort for allegedly laundering money through an Alexandria, Virginia, oriental rug store -- a "process crime". Notably absent from it in any indictment was mention of Russia, collusion or even elections.

Moreover, the order from the Department of Justice, signed by Rod Rosenstein, stipulated one more directive:

"(ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly om the investigation; and

(iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).

As well as:

"(d) Sections 600.4 through 600. l 0 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations"

As Judge T.S. Ellis said to Mueller on May 4:

"You don't really care about Mr. Manafort's bank fraud. You really care about getting information that Mr. Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump and lead to his prosecution or impeachment or whatever."

Mueller's only indictments that did relate to Russia were directed at a nest of Russian sock-puppets who, in an apparent effort to influence public opinion, pushed pro-Trump tweets during the 2016 election. The crimes alleged were that the sock-puppets were foreign agents trying to influence American elections through social media. In other words, the Russians were doing what they have internationally for decades -- attempting to influence domestic American politics through fronts and propaganda. When the sock puppets, incidentally, had the nerve to ask for proof, Mueller asked for a delay, which the judge refused to grant. As Andrew McCarthy, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, noted, "as all prosecutors are taught from their first day on the job: Never indict a case unless you are prepared to try the case."

Robert Mueller III. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

If the Democrats seem suddenly concerned about foreigners influencing an election, that is what the previous administration did as recently as 2015 -- to Israel. Then, the Obama State Department funneled $350 thousand U.S. taxpayer dollars to OneVoice, an anti-Netanyahu political operation during Israel's parliamentary elections. OneVoice used American tax dollars to build a political voter database, train activists, and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama's campaign apparatus.

American tax dollars were funneled through Netanyahu's foes and eventually ended up back in the pockets of Obama's political machine. Now the same gang that used American power to try to bring down the Israeli Prime Minister is sanctimoniously objecting to Russian interference-by-tweeting.

The frenzy about the Russian tweets also has a sinister side.

The singular lesson for history of the seemingly widespread corruption at the senior levels of the FBI, Department of Justice, and the State Department is that a phony "dossier" about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was used to obtain -- by misrepresenting its contents to a judge -- Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against private citizens. The dossier was cooked up and paid for by Democrat political operatives with ties to the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.

When Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) suspected that the admittedly "unverified" phony dossier was used to obtain wiretap warrants of American citizens, he was right. But it gets worse.

After the warrants were obtained and telephone calls of private citizens were tapped by the FBI, Obama Department of Justice officials, and some people yet unnamed inside the Obama White House, authorized the unmasking of the content of those conversations. Unmasking means that the transcripts and identities of Americans were revealed, violating their Fourth Amendment right to privacy. For good measure, Obama officials even changed the rules about how widely those unmasked transcripts could be distributed inside the DOJ, thus expanding the universe of potential leakers.

And leak they did.

In short, Democrats produced a phony document to make candidate Trump look creepy, then Obama DOJ officials working with sympathetic FBI staff and outside political operatives, obtained FISA search warrants by lying to FISA judges four times in order to target the Trump campaign in an apparently unlimited fishing expedition for a crime -- none ever having been specified as is required by law -- even after the president was duly elected.

If all of this were not enough, a small core of powerful FBI senior staffers -- as opposed to the FBI's remarkable rank and file -- was steering this entire affair, while simultaneously texting each other about their hatred for candidate Donald Trump.

The central item to understand is that Swamp actors inside the DOJ and FBI used their powers first to do what could be done to exonerate at least 13 possible crimescommitted by Hillary Clinton. That, at least was the number committed beforeinformation emerged that her campaign and the DNC had funded the dossier; later findings must have added a few more.

The Swamp actors' other objective was apparently to sabotage Trump's presidency if Trump won. Peter Strzok wrote, "I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office—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..." by using their powers in the Russia probe to destroy the president politically.

It is precisely the sort of subversion that takes place in banana republics -- where political differences are criminalized and weaponized -- and is fundamentally anti-Constitutional. It appears to be -- on the part of some of the heads of the FBI, the Department of Justice, the State Department and President Obama's White House-- part of a criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice and abuse power in order -- as former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joseph diGenova put it, "to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and, if she didn't win the election, to then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime."

The fraud on the court, and by extension, on the American people, appears an attempt to convert power over the ministerial state into political power.

Instead of graciously allowing his successor to get his sea legs and govern -- a courtesy traditionally extended by Presidents of both parties -- former President Barack Obama lingers and supports the "Resistance" movement.

What you see happening when Rep. Nunes threatens to hold Justice Department officials in contempt for hiding the basis for the FBI to obtain FISA warrants, when you read indictments about Russian sock puppets, it is something more than the good old-fashioned Beltway scandal.

What you are seeing is Constitutional political warfare unleashed by the bureaucracy against a President the bureaucracy apparently loathes.

The bureaucracy seems now to believe that it is in charge, not the president. The bureaucrats make a good living, have comfy retirement plans, can buy life insurance at rates more reasonable than a private sector employee can, and likely think that Trump is a threat to their power. The bureaucrats have created a culture in Washington D.C. that extends beyond the hallways of their Departments.

The culture of the D.C. metropolitan area is one of wealth, privilege and self-proclaimed sophistication. The bureaucrats and insiders know what is best for you, best for your business, best for themselves, and they can make a nice living without being disrupted. Trump campaigned on disrupting this comfortable power perch; that is what they most hate about him.

The Russian collusion investigation has not found any collusion because the investigation was never about collusion. It was always about an out-of-control federal government, emboldened by the lawless age of Obama, and flexing its newfound muscle. The Russian collusion investigation is about a clash of cultures, with one culture being the culture of D.C. insiders, and the other being the folks who pay their salaries.

Comments

Expat Fri, 06/08/2018 - 03:33 Permalink

You assholes are pathetic.  Complete and utter denial.  Don Jr. has already admitted he met with the Russians hoping for dirt on Hillary.  That is collusion.  So fuck off with your lies.

As for blaming Obama for creating the Swamp, your memory is both short and racist.  I suppose most of you mullet-headed sister-fuckers are too young to remember that there were presidents before Obama and administrations that were immensely more corrupt.  I am thinking Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Nixon, etc. 

fuck off, Trumpturds.  You can whine like little bitches all you want but your guys are scum, feckless cunts, and corrupt millionaires.

Luc X. Ifer pc_babe Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:18 Permalink

You wish leftie lunatic ... Your kind is on it's way out at the history's garbage bin.

Even Canadian's managed to awake from the socialist nightmare.

Bye Felicia.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/ontario-could-see-seismic-political-080004989…

The socialists have been wiped out in Ontario,  their are now downgraded to a menial status. Turdeau - next.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/06/08/liberals-lose-official-p…

Thanks for the downvotes, I hope you bite your fists and throw a tipical libtard toddler temper tantrum after acknowledging the news.

 

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gdpetti doctor10 Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:46 Permalink

Only because it is always assumed to be front and center, we did inherit all their Great Game fantasies afterall.... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree... This 'swamp' has always been a core component of all empires as they build out their tentacles of control... deceit is basic.... isn't it the motto of Mossad? 'birds of a feather..'

Remember what the native peoples of this land said about us? 'White Man speaks with Forked Tongue.'.... the Chosen people of Satan are running the show here in Purgatory.... Earth after the Fall... before Earth was 'Eden'... when we used to walk with the 'gods'... the good ones... the 'bad' ones run the show since then... and continue until the transition... which is why the OWO is being phased out.. the puppet masters don't need their old puppets anymore.... in the NWO... the field of play 'opens' up.. and hiding simply isn't possible.... the problem for the SG and their masters is maintaining control as they create ever more chaos... which they need to setup their NWO.... basic requirements have to be met or they 'lose' polarity and have to 'move on'.

Of course, it isn't all 'white men'... just those attracted to the 'dark side'... to the 'power' as Lord Vader put it... it's an innate 'black hole' within their being.... you can't stop it, just channel it away from your shore, like a bad storm or cold... staying strong and on guard gets hard... the inevitable boredom takes out most... the emotions get played upon... desires challenged... Purgatory... not designed to be easy... an obstacle course in greater self awareness/consciousness... which is the meaning of life.. to know thyself.... as we are all there is... all of us... all of creation.... her and now, the challenge is how you choose to participate.... taking sides.

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Count Cherep BobPaulson Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:17 Permalink

BobPaulson: Nice how the pro Israeli institute baits in lovers of the swamp draining meme to slide in the pro-Bibi bullshit.

Count Cherep: Indeed. Their spin is interesting, and they are perhaps sacrificing a few useful idiots for their Zionist cause.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Spinning Top of 9/11

http://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-spinning-top-of-911.html

As for Robert Mueller, he is on the following list:

Those Still Alive and Well

Excerpt:

Robert Mueller — FBI director on 9-11; under his “leadership” FBI field agents’ warnings of an imminent attack were stifled...

http://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/2014/01/those-still-alive-and-well.ht…

There would have been some chatter when the 9/11 false flag was being set up, implicating the patsies, which some of the FBI field agents were aware of, but they were out of the compartmentalized loop and did not understand what was going on.

Mueller must have known, at least as far as his "need to know" went, what was going to transpire, and he played his part.

R.I.P. Kenny

 

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Memedada Luc X. Ifer Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:44 Permalink

You’re clueless. Not your fault – it comes with the territory (literally).

Liberals and liberalists are not socialists in any way. They are proponents of free market capitalism. None of them argues for public/social/common ownership of the means of production = the definition of socialism. That they – to an extent - support public expenses by taxing the capitalist economy (the privately owned means of production = the definition of capitalism) is not new to proponents of capitalism. Adam Smith argued for (a progressive) taxation:

"The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state." - Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

And public schools:

"For a very small expence the public can facilitate, can encourage, and can even impose upon almost the whole body of the people the necessity of acquiring those most essential parts of education." - Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Social liberalism – i.e. the ideology that capitalism is the best way to organize the economy but that the state should ease the negative social impacts of capitalism (the rampant inequality, the misplaced power and privileges, the lost opportunities for most but the well-off etc.) - is not socialism. It is – to be nice – intelligent capitalism (an oxymoron). US does not have social liberalism but just liberalism – that is a system of pure capitalism. Everything in US is privately owned. Including by all relevant measures the government itself. That the privately owned capital has used all that misplaced power to consolidate its political power is natural. And that they have used their power to indoctrinate their plebs so you get results like your mind is also natural – they know that if their subjects can’t diagnose the disease they’re very unlikely to prescribe the right cure.

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Memedada Luc X. Ifer Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:40 Permalink

Did I hit a nerve? “No true Scotsman” was not part of my argument – I argued about definitions of ideologies (not pro or con one or the other, yet). Just the definitions. I’m still sure you’re from/placed in US – might have had a past (long ago) in a different country. The last 20 years+ in US?

But still, (and please respond, I’m genuinely curious) what is your definition of socialism?

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Luc X. Ifer Memedada Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:46 Permalink

If you are barely familiar with math and logic you should know that for a 'thing' to exist one should be able to measure and define it.  So, a 'thing' is defined by it's measurable contribution to reality and not just due to it's imaginary projection, this is where the 'no true Scotsman' falacy starts. The imaginary projection of political thinkers of an utopian humane society has materialized in reality in what millions have lived in the former soviet bloc and do currently in China and Korea plus the millions of graves, this is measurable and what defines the real life words of 'socialism' and 'communism'. And this real life 'thing' exists by the promotion of a finite, define set of populist criteria like class, race, gender discrimination etc. - practically discrimination porn. When a political party decides to use same set of criteria to define itself automatically it identifies with the 'thing' associated with the set - however you'll call a wolf it still will be a wolf based on it's defined, measured characteristics. So your trial to paint the dems or libs of north america just as another facet of capitalism is wrong. This doesn't means capitalism as practiced in the last generations is the way to go - certainly not, this is the reason why we went trough the shit of left politics these recent and current times.

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Memedada Luc X. Ifer Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:21 Permalink

In other words: you have no definition. Only “a thing” that did not work (Soviet Union, North Korea and China in your comment). And later (to clarify the emptiness of your “definition”) you use the Wolf-example: a Wolf is defined as a Wolf. The part about “class, race and gender discrimination” is, yes, a typical liberalist policy (an attempt to make the promised meritocracy of the capitalist economic model true by legislation - and obviously failing).

But I see why we can’t communicate: we don’t share a language.

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Zerogenous_Zone Memedada Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:37 Permalink

your response validates Luc X. Ifer's point...albeit verbosely...

 

ideals and agendas go hand-in-hand...and are spoon-fed to the public school indoctrination centers...while critical thinking, questioning status quo and innovation and advancement are squelched...recent history has laid out the facts for all to see...IF they want to look in the mirror and deny all that they were TOLD was the truth

 

real nuggets of truth are rarely found on the surface...just like gold, you need to dig and follow and fail and work and constantly question your beliefs to truly be a self-governing populace...

 

or...you can move to a different nation that already espouses said 'social
liberalism'...

 

zerogenous_zone

 

 

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Memedada cankles' server Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:49 Permalink

The farce called ”US democracy” lost again to the interest of big business. Hillary – like Obama before her, the Bushes and all presidents since the forming of US Inc. – was an obvious pawn of Wall St./the deep state. Sure. But that does not make Trump any different - it is a logical fallacy that is often spewed: if you're against Trump you must be for Hillary. Why?

Trump was just casted to appeal to a different segment of the dumbed down US plebs (the so called “deplorable” = the segment with no or little education, the “working poor”, the white male with an installed but undeserved feeling of lost patriotism and national pride (there was never any deserved patriotism or national pride), the under- or unemployed, the losers of “globalization” (those whose industrial jobs were shipped to Mexico as a result of NAFTA or to China/the East Asian countries as a result of WTO-agreements) etc.). Obama was designed to appeal to the “educated” urban segments of US society and now Trump for the “uneducated” rural segment – both designed and casted to misdirect legitimate anger, frustration and mistrust to a candidate that appeal to them but in reality is just one more corporate pawn.

Obamas cabinet was a shit-show of swamp-dwellers but it was trumped by Trumps – he managed to comprise a cabinet solely of deep state swamp-dwellers. From Goldmanites, to Exxon-CEO’s, to MIC-Generals – not one cabinet-member without a curricula vitae of proved service to the deep state.

And now this article from “Gatestone” – can it become more hypocritical? Gatestone is part of the deep state (the deep state defined as the ruling power without any political legitimacy – or the rule by money/Mammoncracy). Gatestone is one of many propaganda institutions fuelled by big business. The whole “Russia”-gate is one of many distractions from the real PTB. Convenient to point at (irrelevant) foreign involvement in US “elections” when the real manipulation and control is done by the corporate rulers of US (the deep state) – the MIC, Wall St./the FIRE-sector, media/entertainment industry, Oil- and coal industry and now also the surveillance industry (the FAANG). They control US and the US “elections”. And yes, they control Trump too – apparent on the policies he pursues and implements. Name me one that challenges the interests of the deep state?

If Trump was feared by TPTB they would do to him what they do to all people that challenge the status quo: ignore (Trump got the most free MSM-airtime recorded in US history – and still does) and if that strategy doesn’t work remove (jail, kill, “suicide”, frame etc.).

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rgraf Memedada Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

You're an imbecile. Try learning to think for yourself. A republic is not democratic. The function of a republic is to thwart democracy. Supreme power is not held by the people, and the people do not have representatives. There is a single 'representative for a group of people determined by usurpers who declared themselves to be government. How would that 'representative' vote, if the populace was split 50/50? A republic is the rule of the elite, empowered by the cooperation of the populace. As for 'protip': you've just proven yourself to be a narcissistic drama queen. Wake up, dingbat.

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rgraf Anonymous IX Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:20 Permalink

Yes, the 'dumbed down' schools are a pretty obvious clue, for the wary. They don't teach formal logic, as the whole system depends on the fallacy of appeal to 'authority'. Thus, most of the populace doesn't even understand their own language. Of course, this is now undermining the system, as the dummies they rely on might be trustworthy, but they cause the system they worship more and more harm, as they try to go 'the extra mile'. The populace gets schooled, and they fail to realize that education requires questioning your schooling.

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css1971 Expat Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:04 Permalink

Except :

  • a Russian individual is not "the Russians".
  • Collusion requires that an agreement is made, and there's no evidence any agreement was made.
  • The individual in question appears to be associated with Fusion GPS rather than the Russian state.

You are suffering from the mental illness of Collectivism. Lumping people into groups and assigning them value based on the grouping you have assigned.

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ChiangMaiXPat Expat Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:06 Permalink

From one expat to another get fucked gently with a chain saw. Bath House Barry and his pig fucker husband Michael are slimy bitches who lied their asses off bailed out the banks and told 5 million home owners to get fucked, lied for 2 years about the ACA, pushed for TPP and had their law licenses taken away long ago. He has been in public office for 16 years and has a net worth of close 100 million. Yes Dickweed he’s black so what, black men can’t be corrupt dick sucking whores in your world view. A sitting President spied on and used the full force of the American government to thwart a potential rival(American citizen) all the while feeding the press one long constant yarn...In my book he should hang...

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MilwaukeeMark Expat Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:37 Permalink

The fact Mueller was appointed to head the FBI shortly before 9/11 and knowing what most of us now know about what really happened that day, makes anything Mueller, says, does, thinks or wants highly suspect.

to quote Ace Rothstein “ he was either in on it or too stupid to know .. either way he’s out”

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Scipio Africanuz Expat Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:14 Permalink

Expat, you misunderstand, the crimes mentioned in this article, are crimes against YOU, the citizen. They're crimes against the founding law of the USA, the US Constitution. They're crimes against the USA, and if you open your eyes, the damage to the Republic, and the last shreds of its reputation, are easily apparent.

The previous administration, flouted tradition, culture, and protocol, in undermining a sitting president. The special counsel investigation should have been wound down, the moment it became apparent, it was based on air and that wasn't done.

The country is hostage to the political ambitions, and the attempt to evade justice, of some folks, and that makes rubbish, the Rule of Law, and the US Constitution. This means we no longer have a Republic, or as some like to claim, a Democracy.

What we have now, is worse than a banana republic, at least, those still pretend to have some shame, we have virulent idiocracy! And that, is very dangerous because without the rule of law, nobody is safe! I hope you understand...

 

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loveyajimbo Scipio Africanuz Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:21 Permalink

Eunuch Expat is too damn stupid to understand anything. 

BTW:  The Special Counsel should have been halted on day ONE.  The Special Counsel statutes do not allow even the appearance of conflicts of interest... and Mule-face Mueller and Rosenstein have multiple MAJOR conflicts.  Sessions should have been fired immediately for not halting an obviously corrupt witch-hunt.

Question is... why does Trump refuse to end the shit-show, even with multiple valid reasons for doing so?  Why does he still refuse to force the prosecution of Hillary for her proven major felonies?  Why does he allow the FBI and DOJ to continue to refuse to cooperate with congressional oversight?  Unfortunately, Trump is looking much like a Deep State PUPPET.

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