The Republican House Intelligence Committee FISA Memo is now public. I have read through the memo three times now and it raises more questions than answers. The answers I got are clearly illegal abuses. The FBI and Obama Justice Department knowingly used unverified paid opposition political propaganda to secure a FISA warrant. They hid that the material was unverified and the source of the material. Top officials, Comey, McCabe, Yates, Ohr, and Rosenstein all signed off to submit fake evidence. This was done on four separate occasions. That is perjury at a minimum. It leaves so many questions unanswered though. So many more names were unmasked. Where was the legal precedent to unmask Gen Michael Flynn, Jeff Session, Donald Trump Jr, and all the other Trump officials named in classified leaks. The House memo is crushing but raises more questions.
I will start with what the memo confirms as true about illegal actions of top FBI and Justice Department officials. They initially submitted a FISA application to spy on Carter Page on Oct. 21 2016. Page was a volunteer adviser to the Trump Presidential campaign. That request to the FISC was sign by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. To justify their request, they used information from the Fusion GPS Steele dossier. It is what they withheld from informing the court that is so abusive and illegal.
The FBI and Justice Department failed to inform the court of the source of the information. Fusion GPS had been paid over $160,000 to dig up any derogatory dirt they could find on Donald Trump. The people paying them was the DNC and Clinton Campaign through the law firm Perkins Cole. The FBI and the DOJ both knew the political origins of the evidence presented, but did not disclose it.
Comey and Yates also knew that Christopher Steele who compiled the dossier was anti-Trump and the information submitted was unverified. Comey himself testified under oath in June 2017 that the information in the dossier was “salacious and unverified.” That means Comey and most likely Yates knowingly presented false information gathered by a hostile source as truth to secure a warrant to the FISC.
To compound matters, Steele at the request of Fusion GPS met with multiple media outlets in September. Steele was the source of the Sep. 23 2016 Michael Isikoff article claiming Page had ties to the Kremlin. He also attempted to leak information to other media outlets. Comey and Yates were aware of this behavior and that it disqualified Steele as a legitimate source. Even discredited, Steele maintained contact with the DOJ through DAG Bruce Ohr. Ohr worked closely with DAG Yates and DAG Rod Rosenstein. It mattered because Ohr’s wife worked for Fusion GPS and that presents a serious conflict of interest. Ohr also maintained contact with Steele knowing he was a compromised source.
Steele lied to the FBI and DOJ about his improper contacts with the media. Last time I checked, lying the the FBI is a crime. (Gen. Michael Flynn as an example.) They neither charged Steele or withdrew from using the Steele dossier as evidence in their FISA request.
This behavior shows the criminality of Comey and Yates of presenting false evidence knowingly and hiding the source of the false evidence. That in itself is bad enough, but it was done three more times. To keep the FISA warrant on Page open, evidence had to be presented every 90 days. Comey signed two of those and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed off on the last. From the Justice Department they were signed by Yates, DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein. Each time the source of the fake evidence and that it was unverified was hidden from the FISC.
This means they applied to keep the warrant open in January, April, and July. Each of these officials knew this warrant was attained using the discredited Steele dossier. They knew it amounted to a political hit piece filled with unverifiable information. Each of them signed off on that being real evidence while hiding where it came from. This was done in a court of law.
Don’t let anyone downplay this as it was just a warrant on one person. Sure Carter Page is the only person mentioned as the target, but it was for all electronic communications. That means these officials used lies to spy on anyone who called, texted, emailed, was copied on an email, or interacted on Twitter, Facebook, InstaGram with Page. A fake dossier was used to spy on possibly hundreds or even thousands of Americans who intentionally or unintentionally interacted with Page.
This is where it really gets scary to contemplate. Each warrant renewal happened after Buzzfeed published the Steele dossier. It got huge attention from the media. The fact that the dossier was unverifiable made headlines. Just before the inauguration, the Steele dossier was one of the biggest stories in the news. Did the judges reviewing the warrant renewals not read the evidence being presented to them? Or did these judges not read a newspaper or watch the news? This should raise some serious questions about the judges behavior. Are they that naive, or were they in on the illegal spying? Judges are highly educated people paid to understand the law and to keep up with current events dealing with the laws they preside over.
The next question has to be how much did President Obama know? Yates reported directly to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Lynch definitely would have wanted to know that a FISA warrant was being requested against a member of an opposition Presidential campaign. That makes it very doubtful that President Obama would not have been briefed on this action. Considering the hundreds of unmasking requests being made by top members of the Obama administration being made, it looks like directed behavior. Many of those unmasking requests were for members of the Trump campaign and President-Elect transition team. What would be found in the Presidential Daily Briefs for Obama’s last 90 days in office?
Now the entire Trump Russia collusion fiction got started in December 2016. Anonymous CIA sources leaked to the media that Russia hacked the election. That could not be verified. The classified leaks changed to Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta emails and gave them to WikiLeaks. Then WikiLeaks, Trump Campaign, and Russians colluded to weaponize the emails and released them. That has been proven most likely false since the speed of the download of the emails was too fast to be a hack over internet cables. The download speed was consistent with plugging a zip drive directly into a computer server. Since then it is Trump and Russia somehow colluded and it affected the elections. No evidence of this has yet been produced.
The thing is, this has been a directed attack against a legally elected President to attempt to discredit him. Most of the leaks have come from anonymous sources inside the FBI and CIA. All of the leaks contain the names of people affiliated with President Trump, so were the victims of unmasking. How many of these leaks came FBI spying on Page with a warrant secured with fake evidence? That is a crime. The leaks themselves are criminal. Many of these leaks date from documents created in 2016. In WikiLeaks released of the Podesta emails showed that the Clinton Campaign wanted to use the Trump Putin bromance to discredit Trump. Was Hillary Clinton in on creating this fake Russia collusion narrative?
Was all of this just to discredit President Trump and make his life difficult, or was this an attempt to topple him from power based on lies? Either way this stinks of treason. It stinks of being a coup attempt by high government officials.
The mainstream media is trying to make this memo seem like a direct attack on the FBI. Or they are claiming that President Trump wants to exert power over the FBI that he does not hold. President Trump runs the Executive Branch of the government. That means he is in charge of enforcing federal law. The Justice Department and FBI answer directly to him. He did nothing outside his power in declassifying this memo. The memo itself names five FBI and DOJ officials that knowingly broke the law. Comey, McCabe, Yates, Boente, and Rosenstein all used fake evidence knowingly in a court of law. They all committed felonies. The memo is an attack on corrupt officials abusing the FISA courts to spy on political opponents of Hillary Clinton and President Obama. That has nothing to do with 99% of the FBI or DOJ.
Indictments need to be drawn up against the five named people in the memo. A grand jury needs to be formed to inquire into the Obama Administration unmasking of Americans. The illegal leaks need to be investigated and the guilty brought to justice. Those named in the memo are all pawns that played a part in a larger group still trying impeach President Trump. This group appears to be the former Obama administration and his top bureaucrats some of whom are still active in the government. The mainstream media has been complicit in broadcasting their lies to misinform the public. This memo is just the opening salvo.
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