Spygate: The True Story of Collusion [Infographic]

How America’s most powerful agencies were weaponized against President Donald Trump


 


 

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By Jeff Carlson
TheEpochTimes.com

Although the details remain complex, the structure underlying Spygate—the creation of the false narrative that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and the spying on his presidential campaign—remains surprisingly simple:

1. CIA Director John Brennan, with some assistance from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, gathered foreign intelligence and fed it throughout our domestic Intelligence Community.

2. The FBI became the handler of Brennan’s intelligence and engaged in the more practical elements of surveillance.

3. The Department of Justice facilitated investigations by the FBI and legal maneuverings, while providing a crucial shield of nondisclosure.

4. The Department of State became a mechanism of information dissemination and leaks.

5. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee provided funding, support, and media collusion.

6. Obama administration officials were complicit, and engaged in unmasking and intelligence gathering and dissemination.

7. The media was the most corrosive element in many respects. None of these events could have transpired without their willing participation. Stories were pushed, facts were ignored, and narratives were promoted.

Let’s start with a simple premise: The candidacy of Trump presented both an opportunity and a threat.

Initially not viewed with any real seriousness, Trump’s campaign was seen as an opportunistic wedge in the election process. At the same time, and particularly as the viability of his candidacy increased, Trump was seen as an existential threat to the established political system.

The sudden legitimacy of Trump’s candidacy was not welcomed by the U.S. political establishment. Here was a true political outsider who held no traditional allegiances. He was brash and boastful, he ignored political correctness, he couldn’t be bought, and he didn’t care what others thought of him—he trusted himself.

Governing bodies in Britain and the European Union were also worried. Candidate Trump was openly challenging monetary policy, regulations, and the power of special interests. He challenged Congress. He challenged the United Nations and the European Union. He questioned everything.

CIA Director John Brennan on March 13, 2015. Brennan played a crucial role in the creation of the Russia-collusion narrative and the spying on the Trump campaign. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Brennan became the point man in the operation to stop a potential Trump presidency. It remains unclear whether his role was self-appointed or came from above. To embark on such a mission without direct presidential authority seems both a stretch of the imagination and particularly foolhardy.

Brennan took unofficial foreign intelligence compiled by contacts, colleagues, and associates—primarily from the UK, but also from other Five Eyes members, such as Australia.

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BOMBSHELL: Devin Nunes Reveals Where FBI Got Anti-Trump Dirty Dossier


By Chris Donaldson
ILoveMyFreedom.org


With the entire national media focused on the bruising confirmation battle for new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, another massive story has all but disappeared.

That would be the fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who will be meeting this week with members of Congress over an explosive story that he offered to wear a wire to secretly record President Trump and to then lobby administration members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

The Kavanaugh circus forced Trump to put his meeting with Rosenstein on the back burner and speculation has swirled that he would either resign or be fired for his role in what can be referred to as Operation Get Trump.

The plot to reverse the results of the election relied heavily on the infamous and discredited “PeeGate” dirty dossier put together by slimy British spook Christopher Steele and oppo research firm Fusion GPS.

The contents of that 35-page conglomeration of “salacious” charges was paid for by Team Hillary and then was used to procure a FISA warrant to conduct surveillance on Trump campaign members including Carter Page.

The surveillance set off a chain of events that led to Rosenstein’s appointment of deep state dirty cop Robert Mueller to undertake a sweeping fishing expedition in order to find “evidence” that could justify Trump’s impeachment.

Republican Devin Nunes who is the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee spoke to Fox News and delivered a bombshell that the politicized FBI headed up by James Comey received the dossier directly from a DNC lawyer which would be revealed if Trump’s request to declassify portions of FISA warrants and texts between dirty FBI and DOJ officials ever takes place.

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Gregg Jarrett: Rod Rosenstein's Coup Attempt To Depose Trump Should Not Go Unpunished


By Greg Jarrett
FoxNews.com

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s actions, as recounted by the New York Times Friday, are the equivalent of an attempted coup -- a plot to overthrow the president. 

As the Times reveals, Rosenstein was furious that Democrats blamed him for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. 

Rosenstein, who had volunteered to write the firing memorandum, was “regretful and emotional.”  His behavior was described as “erratic.”

He blamed Trump. 

So, in an apparent act of vengeance, he proposed secretly recording the president to try to gain damaging information about him. 

He solicited others to wear wires, including Andrew McCabe, who was later fired as Assistant FBI Director. Rosenstein is said to have discussed recruiting cabinet members to depose Trump under the 25th Amendment. 

All of this is reportedly evidenced in memos, including those written by McCabe.

Friday afternoon, in response to the Times story, Michael R. Bromwich, Andrew McCabe’s attorney issued this statement for the record:

"Andrew McCabe drafted memos to memorialize significant discussions he had with high level officials and preserved them so he would have an accurate, contemporaneous record of those discussions. When he was interviewed by the Special Counsel more than a year ago, he gave all of his memos -- classified and unclassified -- to the Special Counsel's office. A set of those memos remained at the FBI at the time of his departure in late January 2018. He has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos."

Rosenstein strongly denied that the facts recounted by the Times.

“The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” he told Fox News. “I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”

Additionally, Rosenstein also said this in a statement: “I never pursued or authorized recording the President and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the President is absolutely false.”

So who is telling the truth?

Consider this: Is it any wonder that Rosenstein has refused to produce those records which Congress lawfully demanded months ago? Rosenstein has been trying to cover-up evidence of his own wrongdoing.  This may constitute obstruction of justice by withholding incriminating evidence.

Were Rosenstein’s words merely sarcasm, as some suggest? Here are two critical passages in the Time’s story: 

“One participant asked whether Mr. Rosenstein was serious, and he replied animatedly that he was.”

According to the others who described his comments, Mr. Rosenstein not only confirmed that he was serious about the idea but also followed up by suggesting that other FBI officials who were interviewing to be the bureau’s director could also secretly record Mr. Trump.”    

This invites the question: did Robert Mueller, who interviewed with Trump to be FBI Director the day before he accepted the job as special counsel, wear a wire? Probably not. But as I explained in my book, “The Russia Hoax,” Mueller may have been there to gather evidence against Trump during his interview with the president.  It was one of the three reasons why Mueller should have recused himself.  Yet, he refused to do so. 

Mueller’s Investigation Should Be Terminated

Rosenstein should be fired immediately. Proposing to secretly record the president is, at the very least, a violation of regulations that govern a security clearance. 

Importantly, the entire special counsel investigation should be promptly terminated.  This illegitimate probe has been tainted by corruption from the outset, and this is just the latest in a mountain of damning evidence.  

Rosenstein has been in charge of the Mueller probe. Yet, it is clear that he harbors an extreme bias against Trump. How can anyone now view the investigation as fair, objective and neutral? It is not.  It never has been. 

The special counsel probe has been compromised and contaminated by Rosenstein’s actions, Mueller’s refusal to disqualify himself, the misconduct of former FBI agent Peter Strzok, and the obvious bias of lead prosecutor Andrew Weissmann. 

From the moment Trump was sworn in as president, saboteurs at the FBI and Justice Department have worked furiously to undue the election results and frame Trump for “colluding” with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. 

They conjured a false case based on a fabricated “dossier” paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and composed by a British spy who was fired for lying. 

They misappropriated that document to launch the Trump-Russia investigation without probable cause. They then exploited the same “dossier” to wiretap a Trump campaign associate, Carter Page. In the process, they concealed vital evidence and deceived FISA judges, perpetrating a fraud on the court.

Those who abused their positions of power to subvert the rule of law and undermine the democratic process should be held accountable. 

It should begin with the firing of Rod Rosenstein. It should end with a presentment to a grand jury for potential criminal indictments.

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McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI; “Huber is Running a Grand Jury”


 

By Thomas Paine
TruePundit.com

During their final days of access to FBI files and computers Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok — before losing their jobs — each allegedly tried to destroy evidence and documents, per well-placed FBI and DOJ sources.

But they were nabbed by a sting operation.

Two of the supposed brightest minds who served the FBI — and led the country’s Intel apparatus — each separately set out to allegedly destroy incriminating evidence before their departures from the Bureau. And neither one had any clue they were being watched.

But FBI Director Christopher Wray had suspected as much and — working with personnel from the Inspector General’s office — set up a sting-like operation to prevent against evidence destruction, both documents and electronic, two FBI sources confirm.

Though at differing times, McCabe and Strzok were under 24-hour surveillance both at the office and outside FBI HQ in Washington D.C. And any documents, files, and databases that were deleted or manipulated by McCabe and Strzok were being recorded and documented by federal agents. The original records were restored after the duo vacated the FBI.

“They had no clue they were being watched,” one FBI source said.

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New Texts Reveal FBI Leaked Information to the Press to Damage Trump


Rep. Meadows sent a letter to Deputy AG Rosenstein saying a "review of the new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations"

Newly released text messages and documents obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveal that senior members of the FBI and Department of Justice led a coordinated effort to leak unverified information to the press regarding alleged collusion with Russia to damage President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a letter sent by the committee to the DOJ Monday.

READ: Letter from MRM to DAG Rosensteino DOJ

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, sent the letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying a “review of the new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations.”

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Mr. Rosenstein, What Is the Crime?



By Andrew C. McCarthy
TheNationalReview.com

What’s the legal basis for his special-counsel investigation? We have a right to know.

For precisely what federal crimes is the president of the United States under investigation by a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department?

It is intolerable that, after more than two years of digging — the 16-month Mueller probe having been preceded by the blatantly suspect labors of the Obama Justice Department and FBI — we still do not have an answer to that simple question.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein owes us an answer.

To my mind, he has owed us an answer from the beginning, meaning when he appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller on May 17, 2017. The regulations under which he made the appointment require (a) a factual basis for believing that a federal crime worthy of investigation or prosecution has been committed; (b) a conflict of interest so significant that the Justice Department is unable to investigate this suspected crime in the normal course; and (c) an articulation of the factual basis for the criminal investigation — i.e., the investigation of specified federal crimes — which shapes the boundaries of the special counsel’s jurisdiction.

This last provision is designed to prevent a special counsel’s investigation from becoming a fishing expedition — or what President Trump calls a “witch hunt,” what DAG Rosenstein more diplomatically disclaims as an “unguided missile,” and what Harvard’s Alan Dershowitz, invoking Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin’s secret-police chief, pans as the warped dictum, “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime.” In our country, the crime triggers the assignment of a prosecutor, not the other way around.
 

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CONFIRMED: Papadopoulos Was Framed By Deep State Obama Operatives Then Exploited To Frame POTUS Trump


TheNatiionalSentinel.com
Corruption: You have to wonder if, at times, POTUS Donald Trump still thinks his decision to run for president (and then have the temerity to actually win) has been worth it, given the array of Deep State nefariousness that has been deployed against him.

And you have to wonder as well whether those who made the journey with him still believe it was worth it, especially those targeted by the never-ending and always expanding probe of special counsel Robert Mueller.

One of the individuals caught up in Mueller’s witch hunt is George Papadopoulos, a one-time, low-ranking policy adviser to the Trump campaign who has since been charged by Mueller with a process crime – lying to federal investigators, a crime to which he has since pleaded guilty.

But there’s more to the Papadopoulos chapter than previously known: It appears that he was set up by Deep State operatives working on behalf of Barack Obama’s White House and exploited as a tool to hurt POTUS Trump and bring down his presidency.

The Gateway Pundit reported that elements of the CIA and FBI worked in conjunction to set up Papadopoulos, probably because, as a younger man eager to make his mark in government, he was considered an easier ‘mark’ than more senior officials who’ve been around for a while.

Papadopoulos managed to get a small role in the Trump campaign in early 2016, and after making inroads was contacted by several individuals working for the Deep State. Their objective was to tie Papadopoulos to Russia as part of the scheme to link the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin together in order to frame both for “stealing” the election.

CIA and FBI assets Prof. Stefan Halper and Joseph Mifsud met with Papadopoulos in the U.K., and during the course of separate conversations told Papadopoulos that the Russians had “dirt” on Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

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