Their indictments of Paul Manafort and his longtime aide and suborning of false testimony about an allegedly 'Kremlin connected' Maltese professor from a flaky and possibly British planted canary in the campaign George Papadopoulos resulted in screaming headlines. But absolutely nothing incriminating Trump nor demonstrating 'collusion' with the Russian government has been produced, and the money laundering conspiracy indictments against Manafort relate to his work for the Viktor Yanukovych government the State Department and CIA helped overthrow in Kiev, months before he joined the Trump campaign (in fact Mueller's indictment writers, in their haste named ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko as president of Ukraine when Manafort worked in the country).
Former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page remains a free and unindicted man. Months of furious #TheResistance and Democratic deep state loving troll speculation on Twitter and Facebook that Page would be indicted proved false. In over 200 pages of testimony the investigating House Intelligence Committee released, Page denounced the dirty Hillary team funded Steele dossier as a Democratic deep state plot, and a pretext for politically motivated wiretaps against himself and the campaign. In his testimony, Page also ridiculed the low level of knowledge regarding modern Russia many have in the U.S. media and government, who mostly persist on Boris and Natasha type stereotypes from the Soviet era. Try as they might, his questioners like Rep. Adam "full of" Schiff (D-CA) could criminalize Page's sincere desire to see Trump improve U.S.-Russian relations.
However, the nastiest exposes of the deep state at its dirtiest lie ahead, which is why Mueller is a man in such a hurry to throw as many charges against the wall in hope that one of them will stick as possible.
Wikileaks exposure of actual CIA hacks where they posed as Russia's anti-virus company Kaspersky Labs, long accused by Washington of back dooring its software for Kremlin spy services, has raised the specter of numerous 'Russian hacks' Fancy Bears or otherwise being false flag operations to frame Moscow. The meeting of CIA Director Mike Pompeo and NSA whistle blower William Binney who challenges the 'Russians hacked the DNC' claim at the heart of the entire RussiaGate conspiracy theory as a hoax has enraged the ex-spooks and agency sock puppet 'journalists' now wedded to the story for their credibility and possibly under the table payments from FusionGPS and other parties. -- JWS
Full article by Harley Schlanger published below:
Nov. 10 -- On October 24, CIA Director Mike Pompeo met for one hour with Bill Binney, to hear the evidence that the whole story of "Russian hacking" of the emails of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 presidential election is a fraud. Binney, a former technical expert with the National Security Agency, was involved in a detailed forensic study of the charges of Russian hacking, which concluded that there was no hack involved, but an insider leak, which provided the emails later released by Wikileaks.
It was the publication of these emails which led to the charges; by Hillary Clinton and her campaign operatives, that the Russians had hacked DNC servers, as part of a plot by Russian President Putin to help Donald Trump win the election, over Putin-hater Hillary Clinton. These charges served the narrative being cooked up by intelligence community officials in the Obama administration, who were "investigating" Trump's alleged Russian ties, at the instigation of, and in collaboration with the highest levels of British intelligence.
The investigation which was the subject of Binney's briefing to Pompeo had been made public in a memo to President Trump, released on July 24, 2017, by the VIPS, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. The VIPS is an organization of distinguished former U.S. intelligence officers, of which Binney is a member. Despite their sterling credentials, and past record for accurately exposing various intelligence community hoaxes -- such as the claim by CIA Director Tenet that it was a "slam dunk" that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction -- there was a blackout on this report by the mainstream media, which was busy instead pushing increasingly bizarre theories about Russian hackers, and Trump's "collusion" with them.
Following his meeting with Pompeo, Binney said that the CIA Director told him that he met with Binney, because "the President told me I should talk to you."
This set off a predictable furious reaction by the media, which has been using Russiagate to push for the removal of President Trump. CNN, for example, described Binney as "one of the principal deniers of Russian interference in the U.S. election," deriding him as a "conspiracy theorist." Hillary Clinton apologist Robert Reich accused Binney of pushing "a bizarre right-wing conspiracy theory," asserting that Pompeo's meeting with him shows that the CIA Director is "a stooge of Trump."
Why did this meeting trigger such an hysterical reaction?
The attempt to blackout the VIPS memo was broken by the LaRouche organization, which featured it in publications, town meetings, including two addressed by Binney and VIPS member Ray McGovern, and public leafleting, including distribution to the Congress. On August 9, the influential magazine The Nation ran a thorough article by Patrick Lawrence, detailing the results of the VIPS investigation, leading to several other breaks, including an August 15 feature by Danielle Ryan in Salon magazine.
Despite efforts to counter these articles, the fact that the intelligence community -- i.e., the CIA, FBI and office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) -- has been unable to produce any evidence to back up their January 6, 2017 claim of Russian intervention, has increased the public skepticism of Russiagate. The first indictments announced by special counsel Robert Mueller of Trump campaign officials on October 31 have deepened this skepticism, as the charges are obviously fraudulent, or unrelated to Russiagate, as reported in Neue Solidarität on 9 November ("Faule Methoden von Briten and FBI kommen ans Licht").
A series of revelations in the past week has added to the evidence that the whole of Russiagate is in fact nothing but an actual conspiracy launched to undermine President Trump, and to remove him if necessary. Those involved include the highest level of British intelligence; the former intelligence community leaders of the Obama administration: CIA Director Brennan, FBI Director Comey, and DNI Clapper, as well as many operatives of these agencies who remain in place; Obama himself; George Soros and his web of NGOs and fake grassroots organizations; Hillary Clinton and her top campaign officials; and the mainstream media on both sides of the Atlantic.
Among these revelations are first, that the Fusion GPS dossier against Trump, produced for "former" MI6 agent Christopher Steele, was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Efforts to confirm the accuracy of its claims have proven fruitless, despite continuing efforts by Mueller's team to find corroborative evidence. Secondly, that Fusion GPS and its operatives have ties to at least two British/FBI sting operations. These are the June 6, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, at which a Russian lawyer was alleged to be presenting anti-Clinton "dirt" to Donald Trump, Jr., and other campaign officials, including Paul Manafort; and the strange case of George Papadapoulos, who has entered a guilty plea of lying to the FBI about his involvement with "Russian agents." Despite all the hype surrounding these events, nothing incriminating has been produced. There was no "dirt" offered at the Trump Tower meeting; and the Papadapoulos story is full of lies and contradictions, discrediting it.
Third is the release of excerpts of former interim DNC chairman Donna Brazile, who revealed that the Clinton campaign did engage in underhanded and probably illegal tactics to defeat Bernie Sanders in the campaign for the Democratic Party nomination in 2016. Brazile exposed an August 2015 deal, the "Joint Fund-Raising Agreement" between the Clinton campaign and the DNC that, in return for the campaign paying off some debts left by Obama's 2012 campaign, Clinton would takeover the functioning of the DNC, which was supposed to be neutral in the campaign for the party nomination. This deal was signed a year before Clinton "won" the party's nomination. Brazile not only reveals possible money laundering operations by Clinton and her campaign, in violation of Federal Election Committee rules, but proves the validity of the emails published by Wikileaks, of the anti-Sanders operations run by the DNC -- which Clinton and her supporters had attempted to hide, by launching the attacks against the Trump campaign and the Russians!
Still to come are the results of investigations currently underway in the Congress on whether the FBI used the discredited Fusion GPS report to obtain FISA court warrants to conduct surveillance against the Trump campaign; whether Comey lied to Congress when he said there were no warrants, that he knew of, to spy on the Trump campaign; and whether the FBI made payments to Steele or Fusion GPS. These should shed more light on the collaboration of U.S. and British intelligence, in conjunction with the Clinton campaign, during the campaign, and after Trump's election victory.
The briefing given by Binney to Pompeo at the request of Trump makes clear that the president is not only fully aware of the VIPS report, but that his rejection of lies of the intelligence community at the heart of Russiagate, and his dismissal of the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt", is not designed to cover-up a crime, but an attempt to put an end to one of the most disgraceful post-election dirty tricks operation in history. There is no question that this operation has seriously affected his ability to act on his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of private, special interests which dominate both parties. However, as his trip to China demonstrates, with the deepening of his ties to China's President Xi Jinping, which has the potential to bring the U.S. into the New Silk Road global initiative, and his willingness to work with Putin, it has not deterred him from breaking with his predecessors' London/Wall Street dictated policies of war-like provocations against those nations.