We had a great News Conference at Trump Tower today. A couple of FAKE NEWS organizations were there but the people truly get what's going on
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2017
Identity Of "Former Intelligence Officer" Who Prepared The Trump Dossier, Has Been Revealed https://t.co/Yad25ss0EV
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 11, 2017
The British Invasion: Why Is the BBC Trying to Prop Up the Credibility of the Dodgy Dossier Produced by an 'Ex' MI6 Man Based off Extremely Dubious 'Sources' Including Potentially Eastern European Spooks (from Ukraine Cough Cough) With Vendettas Against Trump?
Tip for Russia hacks/watchers: before googling "Christopher Steele" set your adult content filter on "high." https://t.co/dOLhafC3eU
— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) January 11, 2017
The BBC's Washington D.C. correspondent Paul Wood gave an interview to BBC Radio on January 11 to prop up the sagging Narrative. In his remarks embedded above, Wood admits nameless, faceless intelligence officers cannot be taken at their word but that CIA agents communicating with him through intermediaries claim that there aren't one, but two Russian blackmail videos of Mr. Trump from Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the material is of a sexual nature. The problem being that Mr. Wood's alleged CIA sources as well as CNN are being contradicted by other anonymous intel officials who tell NBC News and Fox News that in fact, Trump was NOT briefed on the alleged existence of the kompromat material last Friday. So clearly someone's been lying -- and given their track record of publishing totally bogus stories about Trump, we think it's CNN:
.@jaketapper PEOTUS states -and NBC confirms- a briefing addendum never existed, & content never discussed. So, how'd you make up a story?
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) January 12, 2017
In other words, even though CNN is defending itself by claiming it had sources other than the chock full of errors and lies dossier published by Buzzfeed News, the core of the C(IA) News Network story was false. No wonder a furious Trump refused to take a question from a sniveling CNN reporter at his Wednesday press conference, dismissing the network as 'fake news'. The fury of Trump's put down of a spluttering CNN reporter led Fox News Shep Smith (whom we've tagged as an Establishment shill since he cut the live feed to a South Ossetian witness to Georgian bombing during the 08/08/08 war), to accuse Trump of being unfair to the press:
Now we know where Eichenwald got his preposterous xenophobic "scoops". What a vile fraud pic.twitter.com/PulXcm2yOp
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) January 11, 2017
Clapper Tries to Save Face for the Intel Community's Sock Puppets at CNN While Appeasing a Furious Commander in Chief Who Accused ODNI/CIA of Violating the Law
But wait! CNN's defenders will cry: the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, issued a statement Tuesday night stating that Trump was briefed concerning the 'private security document' but the ODNI in no way shape or form vouched for its reliability, which of course didn't stop CNN, Buzzfeed or the BBC from setting off a media crapstorm over a 35-page fake in the first place by insisting the 'US intel community' had given it and its ex-MI6 author 'credibility'. If you're confused by this doublethink, welcome to the world of the disavowed leak and media citing other media circle you know what-ing:
Fortunately there are honest -- even if not always pleasant -- journalists left like Glenn Greenwald who call BS on this incestuous shell game between the backstabbing spooks and Trump hating presstitutes:
Clapper's Words Are Those of a Bureaucrat Who Already Perjured himself Before Congress Fearing Justified Legal Action or At Least the Firing of ODNI Subordinates Who Might Not Want to Take a Fall for Their Boss
As to the 'credible' author of the dossier itself, since he's no where to be found by the press and claims to fear Russian retribution (as opposed to being called a bullshitter and fraudster to his face), what we do have are the opinions of people who used to write intelligence analyses for a living -- both present/former CIA who are joining Clapper's damage control campaign, and independent individuals like my former Swiss analyst friend The Saker:
You all are missing the real story here: super-spy Steele got the Kremlin to give up its deepest secrets with cold calls from strangers. pic.twitter.com/u9zyvKVK9I
— Jubal E. Harshaw (@alimhaider) January 12, 2017
Regarding The Saker's 4th point, Clapper's statement disavows that the US IC had anything to do with the 'ex' MI6 man Steele's 35 page of lies, rumor and BS, but at the same time gives CNN enough wiggle room to claim to have not lied or misrepresented their spook sources regarding the 'credibility' of the document and its source. However, we don't think even a slithery bureaucrat like Clapper is going to escape at least some consequences from this. While Chucky Schumer gets to threaten PEOTUS with the US IC having 'six ways from Sunday' to 'get back at you' for their Commander in Chief accusing them of being politicized, there is more than enough crap from Clapper's time at ODNI to bite him in the rear end on his way out.
For his part, the president elect said during Wednesday's press conference that he set up a kind of 'canary trap' -- a meeting only a handful of people in the US IC were privy to -- in order to prove that leaks about the briefing to the press came from the spooks, not from his staff. Without access to FISA court warrants or being able to give orders to FBI counterintelligence to open an investigation, there is not much else legally Trump can do until being sworn in to hammer CNN's sources and humiliate Brennan and Clapper for lying about their leaky staffs and the selfless, depoliticized non-partisanship of the US intel community.
Ukraine waged influence operation, using kompromat dumps, to manipulate US elections and elect Hillary Clinton https://t.co/55sKtZrTmR
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) January 11, 2017
However if Trump does take those steps, one of the potential fruits of a full blown investigation will be how a document produced by a foreign national was used by various parties attempting to influence the election, and whether MI6 man Christopher Steele's 'Eastern European/NATO allied intel agency' sources included the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington (which used 'pro bono' unregistered foreign agent and Democratic operative Andrea Chalupa as a lobbyist) and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). The involvement of Atlantic Council fellows like The Daily Beast's Syria #fakenews peddler Michael D. Weiss, and certain ex United States Naval War College professors, as well as former CIA agent Evan McMullin in promoting disinformation produced by foreign powers that feared and hated the consequences of a Trump victory just might expose how globalist psyops/media manipulation are run.
— Eire McCall (@EireMcCall) December 12, 2016
London Calling @LouiseMensch: Is a Trans-Atlantic Pseudo-Intel Network of Globalists Colluding with CIA Soft Coup Plotters on this 'Russian Kompromat' #FakeNews?
In our previous post on this subject, the Russia Analyst pointed out that certain 'psyops' networks have been waging Cold War 2.0 and pushing talking points on the NSA's behalf since the Edward Snowden leaks. In the months after Snowden appeared in the public eye, the trolling of NSA critical Congressmen and Senators like Rep. Justin Amash and Sen. Rand Paul appeared to have been coordinated with Business Insider reporters out of the United States Naval War College (USNWC) by two of its professors, John R. Schindler and Tom Nichols.
In response to Schindler and Nichols apparently having so much time on their hands to troll on Twitter while contracted to teach at a Department of Defense institution, independent journalists and Schindler critics such as Wayne Madsen and Breitbart News have accused the them of violating the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act and the Department of Defense regulations based off it are supposed to bar federal employees from using taxpayer resources and paid time to work on partisan political causes. The law does not, however, overly restrict the 1st Amendment rights of most federal employees to participate in politics on their own time and dime.
In August 2014, Schindler was forced to resign in disgrace from the USNWC when several intimate selfies of his appeared on Twitter, posted by a female groupie and would be affair partner who remains anonymous (but active on Twitter) to this day. At the time Schindler supporters like Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, a translator for the Interpreter which has since been absorbed by taxpayer funded RFE/RL, claimed that Schindler had been the victim of a Russian 'honey trap' scheme. No evidence of course, for this argument was ever produced and Schindler acknowledged his mistakes in a public mea culpa before resigning.
@CatFitz's Interpreter Colleague James Miller -- the 'Russia expert' funded with your taxpayer dollars and mine who's never been to Russia
— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) January 11, 2017
Since leaving the USNWC, while Schindler had told his would be paramour that his wife 'is not poor', it isn't clear what type of work if any @20Committee has taken. Could Schindler be getting paid by some of the same people who are paying GOPe political consultant @TheRickWilson for anti-Trump 'dirt'? The two men both share Florida residences, and Schindler's former USNWC colleague Tom Nichols has been in frequent contact with @TheRickWilson on Twitter, including after Wilson made a perverted joke about Ann Coulter's willingness to perform a particular sex act for Donald Trump (that Tom Nichols, always with the highest of moral and ethical standards USNWC expects of its faculty members -- see below):
— =^..^= (@LibertyLynx) January 1, 2017
Wilson, for his part, denied today that the entire MI6 dossier began as 4Chan stunt trolling him and other #NeverTrump fanatics back in October, but aspects of the made up story screenshot-archived by 4Channers still seem to have either seeped into the #PeeGate claims or share the common scatological element of urinating on a bed Obama slept in. How could some random guys on 4Chan have had access to the dodgy dossier which was circulating months before Buzzfeed decided to take one for the MSM team and risk a libel suit to publish it?
During the Twitter wars over NSA, ex-rock groupie/party girl turned former British Conservative Party Louise Mensch was a frequent contact of Schindler's on Twitter. Could we be seeing coordination between these trans-Atlantic Cold War 2 propaganda networks, the ex-MI6 spook Mr. Steele, and the BBC/CNN with a little bit of help from the CIA (and Langley's franchisee the SBU in Kiev)?
Trump's nemesis John McCain kicked off 'Kremlin memo' scandal by handing dossier to FBI | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/c4gX3gQRrX
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) January 11, 2017
FARA Game: Going After the Neocon Propaganda Networks Through Their Foreign Donors
Connecting all of these dots all of these dots is beyond the Russia Analyst's present resources. What we can say is that just as Twitter has allowed greater ease of communication and information 'swarming' tactics in Cold War 2.0, it has also allowed journalists like ourselves to or California-based microblogger @LibertyLynx to carefully note who's tweeting to whom over a period of months if not years. As the excellent Conservative Treehouse blog noted several days ago, it is no accident that Sen. John McCain, who has championed the Syrian jihadist cause and met with several activists who seem to have served as go-betweens to Al-Qaeda or ISIS before the Islamic State's rise, is leading the charge to discredit Trump as a Russian stooge before The Donald can take office.
Not coincidentally, McCain is also at the center of many Atlanticist think tanks and organizations funded by foreign governments that fear a Trump presidency will mean less resources or support for them -- starting with Ukraine, but by no means limited to them. While people like Andrea Chalupa doing all the activities of a registered foreign agent lobbyist on behalf of an embassy but claiming it's 'pro bono' to get around FARA laws are easy pickings for a Trump Justice Department, there are much bigger targets of potential investigations. Including members of Sen. McCain's own staff who participated in meetings inside Syria or Turkey with jihadist terrorists on watch lists, think tanks like the Brookings Doha center or the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri center that have dodged having to register as Saudi/Qatari agents under FARA, and so much more. Still the Russia Analyst's friend The Saker is not optimistic, despite Trump's early impressive defiance of the neocons' dictates that he declare war on Russia, that DJT can follow through even if he sincerely wants to:
Conclusion: McCain's Master Soros (G)NGOs Getting Booted Out of Hungary A Sign That the Global Trumpening is Much Bigger Than One Deplorable President-elect
It is far too early to think the dirty Deep State is winning their war of leaks, intimidation and smears against The Donald. The use of a dossier the MSM had to admit was chock full of lies and too ridiculous even for The New York Times and CNN to actually publish, has exposed further deep state desperation. If these people leaking from the US IC are all fine upstanding patriots who believe in checks and balances and Congress' ability to reign Trump in, what are they so afraid of? If they have nothing to hide in terms of criminal conduct or arming jihadist enemies of the United States in Syria, why do they fear Trump so? Because Trump's a 'Russian agent' at the say so of super duper spies like John R. Schindlers and Christopher Steeles of the 'ex' intelligence world?
— Enrico Ivanov ☦ (@Russ_Warrior) January 11, 2017
These are the questions the shills and sock puppets cannot answer, and the early returns from Hungary cracking down on George Soros (G)NGOs' to many mainstream media figures critical Trump nonetheless denouncing this type of screw job suggest their masters are indeed, running out of time to stump the Trump, before their crimes and corruption are exposed.