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If You Want to Know How the Administrative State Handles Corruption Within Its Ranks, Look No Further Than Trump Derangement Syndrome and Russiagate | “The FBI Paid for Russian Disinformation While Punishing a Patriot” | Newsweek
‘To understand the state of disrepair of our national security and law enforcement apparatus, look to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s contrasting treatment of Russian disinformation-spinner Igor Danchenko, and whistleblowing Special Agent Steven Friend.
We recently learned the Bureau rewarded the former for his lies, while punishing the latter for his truths.
Danchenko, a Russian national, was the key researcher behind the key document—the Steele dossier—behind the key effort to undermine candidate, and then topple, President Donald J. Trump: Russiagate.
Today, we know Danchenko fabricated communications with the purported central source behind some of the document’s most salacious claims. By lying to the FBI about that, and much else that would have called into question his credibility, as well as the dossier’s veracity. . .
Compounding the outrage, after the FBI learned Danchenko had misled it, it claimed in multiple FISA warrant applications used to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page and Trump world that Danchenko, Steele’s “primary sub-source,” was “truthful and cooperative.”
Worse, according to a recent filing in special counsel John Durham’s five-count perjury case against Danchenko, set for trial in October, we now learn that long before helping develop the dossier, the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe into the analyst.
While at the Brookings Institution, in late 2008, according to prosecutors, Danchenko “engaged two fellow employees about whether one…might be willing or able in the future to provide classified information in exchange for money.” . . .
Counterintelligence officials opened an investigation into Danchenko from 2009 through 2011, identifying him “as an associate of two FBI counterintelligence subjects” and finding that he “had previous contact with the Russian embassy and known Russian intelligence officers.” Danchenko, according to the filing, “had also informed one Russian intelligence officer that he had interest in entering the Russian diplomatic service.”
The FBI closed its investigation after incorrectly concluding Danchenko had left the country.
So on top of the FBI’s reckless abandon in pegging Russiagate to the work of a lying Russian disinformation artist whose work it knew early on was funded and fueled by the Clinton campaign, the FBI did that pegging despite previously probing him, by implication, as a potential Russian agent, and after having incompetently lost track of him.
But the greatest bombshell from Durham’s recent filing is this: Danchenko was rewarded for his efforts. From March 2017 through October 2020, the FBI put him on the payroll as an informant.
Why? Consider the timing. That March, then-FBI Director Jim Comey told Congress the Trump campaign was under investigation for Russia ties, and then-Rep. Devin Nunes discovered that the Trump transition team had been spied on.
As Russiagate analyst Hans Mahncke writes:
…the FBI was able to use his status to conceal Danchenko and his disclosures from congressional inquiries, such as the investigation by then-Rep. Devin Nunes led by Kash Patel. Other inquiries…could similarly be stonewalled by reference to the “sources and methods” justification for concealing the identity, and even the existence, of a CHS [confidential human source].
So by making Danchenko a CHS, the FBI shielded the disreputable researcher behind the dirty dossier behind debunked Russiagate from scrutiny, and therefore shielded itself and its Russiagate partners who continued for years to peddle “treasonous Trump-Russian collusion” from scrutiny.
The FBI bought Danchenko’s silence, and paid to protect itself—with our money. . .
Now consider the case of FBI Special Agent Steve Friend. Recently, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), and House colleague Jim Jordan (R-OH) have been revealing whistleblower complaints suggesting the weaponization and hyper-politicization of our national security and law enforcement apparatus against Wrongthinkers that has been a theme of this column.
Friend, a 12-year FBI veteran, is among the ranks of the whistleblowers. For his candor, Miranda Devine reports:
He was declared absent without leave last month for refusing to participate in SWAT raids that he believed violated FBI policy and were a use of excessive force against Jan. 6 subjects accused of misdemeanor offenses.
…Friend, who did not vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election, said he told his immediate boss twice that he believed the raid, and the investigative process leading up to it, violated…policy and the subject’s rights under the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial and Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment.
Friend faced reprisals for speaking up internally, his immediate boss menacingly “asking how long I saw myself continuing to work for the FBI.”
Then he was suspended, stripped of his gun and badge, and escorted from his office. He responded with a whistleblower complaint to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz—who, incidentally, had disclosed corruption in the Page FISA applications, as well as other aspects of Russiagate—detailing myriad allegations of FBI malfeasance, which Devine obtained. . .’
Government Incompetence And Corruption Is A Thing Of Beauty At Your Expense | “By Fraud, $45.6 Billion in US Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Was Stolen, Says Labor Dept. IG” | Epoch Times
Criminals have fraudulently stolen $45.6 billion in unemployment benefits from U.S. government programs meant to assist Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic.
The federal government started an unemployment aid program in March 2020 during the early days of the pandemic.
The hundreds of billions in pandemic aid immediately attracted criminals, who exploited the federal assistance program.
The scammers applied common tactics, such as the illegal use of Social Security numbers of those not eligible for unemployment insurance, between March 2020 and April 2022, according to a report released on Sept. 22 by the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG)….
“COVID Is God’s Gift To The Left” | Jane Fonda Admits The Real Purpose Of COVID-19 Lockdowns And Mandates | Video: 1 Minute 20 Seconds
So-called “Liberals” and “Progressives”, the corporate media and Big Tech vehemently deny that COVID-19 was used to further their ideologies and hold on to power. However, far-left activist Jane Fonda and Black Lives Matter/Movement For Black Lives activist Maurice Mitchell, thank God and gloat over the power that COVID-19 gave the administrative state over humanity.
We Were Told Forced Medical Experimentation In The USA Was Stopped Long Ago | Once Again, It’s A Lie | Guinea Pig Kids | 2004 | BBC | Video: 25 Minutes 44 Seconds
Holes opened in children’s stomachs to administer experimental drugs, children taken away from their guardians, parents charged with crimes, all for refusing to allow New York City under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health to experiment on their children sick with AIDS . . . in New York City. . . in the early 2000’s.
“During a nine month investigation, the BBC has uncovered the disturbing truth about the way authorities in New York City are conducting the fight against Aids.
HIV positive children – some only a few months old – are enrolled in toxic experiments without the consent of guardians or relatives.”
As more and more information substantiating the problems with many vaccines was gaining traction, Covid-19 became the great silencer. . . .
It’s time to listen. Two years ago, environmental Biologist, Brian Hooker PhD, who has published over 60 peer reviewed scientific articles, shared data from his published study comparing the health of vaccinated kids to unvaccinated kids.
Bill Gates, who is not a medical doctor, has loved to play mad scientist with little children and the idea of modified organisms.
Those Of Us Who Have Left The Democrat Party Due To Its Corruption Wondered Where Did All The Real, Classical Liberals Go? | Patagonia Founder: ‘Earth Is Now Our Only Shareholder’ | the Defender
Those of us who have left the Democrat Party, the party of the Ku Klux Klan, the party of Jim Crow Laws, the party of Tammany Hall, seditious infiltration of a corrupt FBI, race baiting, and Trump Derangement Syndrome, wondered if there were any actual liberals left; true believers, not the corporate tools and monsters the left now holds up as role models.
Even though man-made “Global Warming” is dubious when looking at non-partisan funded science (see here, here, here, here, and here), it’s nice to know there are some true believers who do their best to live out their beliefs.
“I don’t respect the stock market at all,” he explained.
“Once you’re public, you’ve lost control over the company, and you have to maximize profits for the shareholder, and then you become one of these irresponsible companies.”
As he put it in the letter:
“Instead of ‘going public,’ you could say we’re ‘going purpose.’ Instead of extracting value from nature and transforming it into wealth for investors, we’ll use the wealth Patagonia creates to protect the source of all wealth.”
If You Want To Know What The Democrat Establishment And Progressives Envision For America, Look No Further Than The Hell Hole That Is Martha’s Vineyard
You would think a population that fears rising sea levels due to “climate change” would not want to live on an island or have coastal property. Words of wisdom: watch what they do, not what they say. Actions speak louder than words.
On Martha’s Vineyard, behind the friendliness and smiles is an enclave of a two-tier system. It’s one that lets us see the underbelly of the Technocratic and Political American Oligarchy and its treatment of Americans in general.
“Martha’s Vineyard has historically voted heavily Democratic, and the island has long been a popular destination for the elite of the Democratic Party. Chappaquidick Island, part of the town of Edgartown, was the site of the eponymous scandal in 1969, when Senator Ted Kennedy illegally left the scene of an accident in which his 28-year-old passenger Mary Jo Kopechne was drowned.
The island was also favored by the Clintons during the Bill Clinton administration. In 2017, John Kerry bought a historic waterfront property in Chilmark for $11.75 million.
Barack and Michelle Obama are particularly fond of the island, visiting in all but one of the eight years of the Obama administration. In 2019 they bought an estate, also costing $11.75 million, located on nearly 30 acres in the coastal perimeter of Edgartown. The 6,892-square-foot house has seven bedrooms, eight and a half baths, a detached barn and a pool.
In 2021, Obama had planned a lavish 60th birthday party for himself and some 475 of his closest friends—celebrities in the worlds of politics, entertainment and sports—but this was scaled back to a more modest affair in light of concerns over COVID. Even so, the soirée strained the island’s resources. Private jets leaving afterwards consumed a disproportionate amount of the small local airport’s fuel supply; garbage collection for the local population was disrupted due to the amount of garbage generated by Obama’s party. The class differences between this layer and those who do its landscaping and house cleaning speak for themselves.”
Faster Than You Can Say, “Get The Hell Out!”, Progressives Bid Adieu To Diversity And Sanctuary For Migrants Who Illegally Entered The United States
Martha’s Vineyard, a sanctuary city, declared a crisis when a mere 50 migrants who illegally entered the United States were sent to their town. As expected, faster than you can say, “Get the hell out!”, they were bussed out of town. And just like that, so-called “Progressives” bid adieu to diverity and sanctuary. It’s so nice to be rich and liberal (read: lawless with no consequences, ala Joe Biden’s and company border policies).
Police Brutality By Local Officers Is No Laughing Matter | Neither Is The Divisive Racism And Demonization Of All Local Law Enforcement By The Corporate Media
Police brutality by local officers is no laughing matter, but neither is the divisive racism and demonization of all local law enforcement by the corporate media. Kari Lake and law enforcement officials respond to a reporter’s question.
“Look behind us. You’re acting as if it’s one race joining law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement is made up of our communities.”