Friday, February 2, 2018

A Deep Stater’s Brilliant Career

Bonnie & Clyde resurrected:
Robert Mueller and Nancy Pelosi

I think one of the most satisfying instances , for me, at least, of Nancy Pelosi (the Old Woman of the Democrats and their Botox Queen) having to eat her words was when she said to an interviewer on Kara Swisher’s “Recode,” during the campaign, that Trump would not be President:

Donald Trump will not be President of the United States. You can take that to the bank. I guarantee it.”

The debate between Trump and Hillary, she said, will be taken to a “higher plane” by Hillary, far above Trump’s alleged level of discourse.  This from a criminal power luster about another criminal behind the Clinton disasters, the Clinton Foundation scandals, and virtually everything that ever involved both Clintons.  Pelosi’s hubris obviously cost the interviewer some money, if indeed she took the advice to the bank. Hearing her say that, would be much like reading that Al Capone had a penchant for discussing metaphysics.

The man who wouldn't be President
But her hubris – so confidently spoken as though she was certain that Hillary would win the election, she guaranteed it, regardless – caused me to wonder: Did she have an intimate knowledge the FISA and Fusion GPS  machinery that was at work to rig the election in Hillary’s favor, and to “resist” Trump with every trick available?

I think she knew everything that was going on behind the scenes in 2016. Involved were the likes of fired FBI Director James Comey, who let Hillary Clinton off the hook after detailing how she violated the law and jeopardized national security with her private basement email server. She did wrong, said Comey, but lacked criminal intent.

Certainly many of her cronies were deep in the crime, such John Podesta, her campaign manager.  Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller wrote on January 27th:

Two Republican senators are pressing top Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC officials for details of any contacts they had with Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS employees, and several government officials regarding the infamous Trump dossier.

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham sent letters this week to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, strategist Joel Benenson, and former DNC chairwomen Donna Brazile and Debbie Wasserman Schultz….

The letters also seek information regarding any communications with two longtime Clintonworld hatchet men — Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer.

And what about Special Counselor Robert Mueller, also a former FBI head? He seems to be the point man in a seemingly endless attempt to “catch” Trump in a lie, a crime, or inappropriate behavior, or colluding with the Russians, which is turning out to be a mirage in the desert. It is laughable that he is posing as a virtuous, conscientious man, “the Golden Boy,” striving to bring down Trump. The man is as dirty as they come in Washington. According to Tyler Durden, writing for Zero Hedge on the 29th, Mueller, in one of his golden actions  was to overlook the number of Arabs (Muslims) taking flight lessons in this country.

Mueller took over the FBI one week before the 9/11 attacks and he was worse than clueless after 9/11. On Sept. 14, 2011, Mueller declared, “The fact that there were a number of individuals that happened to have received training at flight schools here is news, quite obviously. If we had understood that to be the case, we would have — perhaps one could have averted this.” Three days later, Mueller announced: “There were no warning signs that I’m aware of that would indicate this type of operation in the country.” His protestations helped the Bush administration railroad the Patriot Act through Congress, vastly expanding the FBI’s prerogatives to vacuum up Americans’ personal information.

Mueller was in charge of the FBI and of the investigation of why a family of rich Saudis left the U.S.  almost immediately after 9/11. Paul Sperry writing for the New York Post wrote on April 15th, 2015,

Just 15 days before the 9/11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family suddenly abandoned their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind jewelry, clothes, opulent furniture, a driveway full of cars — including a brand new Chrysler PT Cruiser — and even a refrigerator full of food.

About the only thing not left behind was a forwarding address. The occupants simply vanished without notifying their neighbors, realtor or even mail carrier.

The 3,300-square-foot home on Escondito Circle belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd. But at the time, it was occupied by his daughter and son-in-law, who beat a hasty retreat back to Saudi Arabia just two weeks before  [Italics mine]  the attacks after nearly a six-year stay here. Neighbors took note of the troubling coincidence and called the FBI, which opened an investigation that led to the startling discovery that at least one “family member” trained at the same flight school as some of the 9/11 hijackers in nearby Venice, Fla.

Neighbors took note of the troubling coincidence and called the FBI, which opened an investigation that led to the startling discovery that at least one “family member” trained at the same flight school as some of the 9/11 hijackers in nearby Venice, Fla. The investigation into the prominent Saudi family’s ties to the hijackers started on Sept. 19, 2001, and remained active for several years.

Mueller was involved in the ensuing cover-up, probably at the behest of President George Bush (of his brother’s  Islam is a “hijacked religion” notoriety). Judicial Watch wrote on January 23rd:

Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress.

Under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI tried to discredit the story, publicly countering that agents found no connection between the Sarasota Saudi family and the 2001 terrorist plot. The reality is that the FBI’s own files contained several reports that said the opposite, according to the Ft. Lauderdale-based news group’s ongoing investigation. Files obtained by reporters in the course of their lengthy probe reveal that federal agents found “many connections” between the family and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.” The FBI was forced to release the once-secret reports because the news group sued in federal court when the information wasn’t provided under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The disingenuous statements were issued by FBI officials in Miami and Tampa in a desperate effort to disparage a 2011 story exposing the agency’s covert investigation of the Sarasota Saudis as well as reporting that it had been concealed from Congress.

Ending the debate over whether or not  to release the contents of the FISA memo, Trump ordered it released to the public.  The Daily Caller reports today:

President Donald Trump has approved the release of a classified memo compiled by House Republicans on the intelligence committee, clearing the way for its release Friday, multiple outlets report.

The document allegedly contains proof that some of the top officials in the Obama-era national security establishment abused their authority to obtain surveillance warrants on members of  the Trump 2016 campaign. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes assembled the memo with fellow Intel committee members and staff based on classified information turned over by the FBI and the DOJ.

The memo will be released with some technical redactions requested by the FBI, which continues to object to the document’s release. House rules dictate that the legislature can vote to declassify material in the public interest stipulating the president must approve its release within 5 days.

We can always rely on Daniel Greenfield to put a prism of historical precedence on the FISA memo. In his Front Page column, “Who Really Created the Trump Dossier?” of February 2, he wrote:

In the very early nineties, the Democrats were as obsessed with cocaine as they are now are with Russia. The cocaine in question was alleged to have been bought by Vice President Dan Quayle. The 1992 election was coming up. The decades of corruption, slime and lies by the Clintons were about to pay off.

President George H.W. Bush was enjoying high approval ratings. Bill Clinton would weasel and claw his way to the front of the line largely because the election seemed like a lost cause for the Democrats.

But the Clintons still had plenty of dirty tricks left to play. The Quayle cocaine story was one of them. Like most discredited Democrat smears, it was forgotten once it was no longer needed. It’s hard now to understand how so many reporters and politicians could be sucked in by a ridiculous smear campaign.

As P.T. Barnum once remarked, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Especially today, in the MSM.

One of the Quayle accusers had confessed to lying both to prison officials and to 60 Minutes.

"This guy not only flunked the lie detector test, but he broke down and cried in front of Morley Safer and said that he had made it up because he wanted to get out of jail," Don Hewitt, the executive producer of 60 Minutes, recollected.

The New York Times: A sucker born every edition
Fabricated denials and lies usually explode and leave mud on the accusers and the accusers alike as it does now, as the Dems and Robert Mueller and their companions in spirit have shown:

But the more the story came apart, the more new conspiracy theories were spawned to bolster it. Like Michael Wolff’s smears, it was too good for the left not to believe. Much like Russian collusion, the story quickly shifted from whether Quayle had actually bought drugs to whether the Bush administration had tried to cover it up. The shift from a specific criminal accusation to nebulous conspiracy theories that can never be disproven, but that empower open-ended witch hunts, are a hallmark of Dem smears.

The Mueller investigation likewise isn’t actually hunting for Russian collusion, but trying to entrap President Trump with accusations that he covered up a crime that it can’t prove ever happened.

The second phase of a smear is to use the damage control tactics of the victim to create its own crime. The dubious original accusation, Quayle’s drugs or Trump’s Russian plot, never needs to be proven. It only needs to be shown that the target attempted to defend against the accusation.

It isn’t a fact or a provable action or a truth such creatures want to pursue. Reality, as Nietzsche or Descartes, is to them is subjective and open to interpretation. “I think it happened, ergo it happened.” The truth is irrelevant. They are certain that the truth is a piece of fiction. They don’t need to bother producing evidence of anything. All they need do use that hoary old courtroom chestnut and accuse a target “When did you stop beating your wife?” or “Did you really use prostitutes in Moscow?” “Are you sleeping with Nikki Haley?” or “How much did you pay Putin to help you win the election?” and employ their best rumor-factory skills and to make the accusation appear legitimate because it’s repeat ad nauseam in the MSM.

In the meantime, Sharyl Attkisson has provided the public with a list and chart of all the rumor mongers responsible for FISI and Fusion GPS. It includes other scrambling rats of the Deep State, who are afraid that they’ll be outed in the FISI memo and who should be chewing their nails.

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