A truly “despicable” situation has developed in today’s United States. This is a continuation of foreign policy based on endless aggression, the goal of which is to preserve the military domination of Washington in those parts of the world where the Americans have not the slightest interests. Many voters supported Donald J. Trump because he undertook to change all this. But, unfortunately, he disowned his promise, instead heightened tensions with the main powers, Russia and China, at the same time almost daily threatening Iran and Venezuela. Now Cuba is in the crosshair, because it supposedly helps Venezuela. It would be reasonable to ask whether America will ever stop playing this role, which seems to have already been fixed for her, as the bully who is most feared in the world, or abandons this role. However, a more practical question is: “When will the members of the psychopathic trio be dismissed – John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Elliott Abrams so that the United States can start acting like a normal nation?”
In the run-up to the Second Summit “One Belt and One Road” opening in Beijing, the Deputy Foreign Minister told about Russian-Chinese relations
Trump is certainly at the heart of this whole problem, as he was constantly making bad, overly militant decisions at a time when better options were available — not so rude and harsh. And not always advisers are to blame for his poor choice. Nor should we dismiss the likelihood that Trump’s dysfunction is partly understandable given his conviction that he has many powerful enemies who tried to destroy him even before he was nominated for the Republican presidential candidate. This hatred of everything that Trump represented was manifested in the activities of the neo-conservative forces of the Nevertrump led by Bill Kristol and the movement of supporters of the “Trumpet Syndrome” represented on the left side of the political spectrum, which Rachel Maddow regularly demonstrates.
And there is also a “deep state” that also worked with the Democratic Party and President Barack Obama to destroy the Trump presidency before it even began. “Deep state” can be defined in several ways. You can start with the “soft” version. This definition recognizes that there is an establishment that serves certain self-serving goals, which it collectively works to promote something more rigid — a real “infrastructure” that comes together and helps to remove those particular individuals and sabotage that political line against which this “infrastructure” objects to. The “deep state” in any version includes high-ranking government officials, business leaders and — perhaps most importantly — the media they manage, which promote a distorted version of “good governance,” which in turn affects the public.
The question of whether the Muller report is final depends largely on the people they selected for interrogation and on the questions they asked. This will undoubtedly be discussed all next year – if not longer. In addition to the statement that the Trump team did not enter into a deal with Russia, the report almost did not cover the possible role of the “in-depth state” in its attempts to blacken Trump and his team. Investigating this aspect of the 2016 campaign and possible prosecutions of former high-ranking government officials who may be the result of an investigation are likely to entertain supporters of a “conspiracy theory” until 2020. Since the term Russiagate has already been used, and it has been abandoned, a new investigation could well be dubbed Trumpgate.
The media almost did not report how Michael Horowitz, Inspector General of the Ministry of Justice, investigated the activities of the main fraud promoters during Russiagate. Horowitz, whose report is expected in about a month, has already shown that he intends to initiate criminal proceedings as a result of his investigation.
While the report will only cover offenses in the Ministry of Justice, which includes the FBI, the names of the intelligence officers involved will no doubt also pop up. It is expected that charges will be brought that will lead to numerous prosecutions, and one can hope for imprisonment for those who, as a result of personal corruption, have betrayed their oath of allegiance to the US Constitution only to administer a political vendetta.
A review of what is already known about the conspiracy against Trump is very indicative. And, no doubt, much more will be studied and revealed when and if investigators examine the relevant emails and telephone records. The first stage of the unlawful investigation of Trump’s employees was that wiretapping of telephone conversations was launched without any grounds or signs of criminal activity. In the end, this involved six government intelligence and law enforcement agencies who de facto formed a task force led by CIA director John Brennan. It was also reported that the FBI’s James Komi, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, and Admiral Michael Rogers, who led the National Security Agency, participated in this.
Brennan was a key element of this operation, because the court under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court refused to satisfy several FBI requests to initiate Trump’s partners to intercept, since there was no legal basis for this. But British intelligence and other European intelligence services legally managed to intercept communications related to American sources. Brennan was able to use his connections with these foreign intelligence services, primarily with the British GCHQ, to create the impression that concern for Trump comes from friendly and allied countries, and therefore it was necessary to respond to them as part of everyday intelligence sharing. In the end, they overheard Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and General Michael Flynn. And probably others too. All this happened during the primaries and after Trump became a candidate from the Republican Party.
In other words, to make telephone tapping legitimate, Brennan and his colleagues quietly and “without protocol” approached GCHQ and other special services about their concerns about what Trump’s presidency could mean. In response, the British initiated wiretapping, which Brennan then used to justify further investigation into the case of Trump’s associates. All this was done carefully and was a completely illegal espionage against US citizens by the US authorities.
Support for the operation by the British was coordinated by the then director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, who was later forced to resign. Unfortunately, Brennan is still around here, and he is not accused of perjury or other crimes. In May 2017, after he left the government, he testified in Congress, uttering what is very similar to the final, untreated, unconfirmed sources attempt to blacken the new administration: “I was confronted with information and intelligence information that revealed contacts and interaction between Russian officials and US citizens who participated in the Trump campaign, which I was worried about because of the famous Russian attempts to bribe these people. I had questions about whether Russia could get cooperation from these people. ”
Brennan’s “concerns” were wrong. In the meantime, other interested parties were involved in the so-called “Steel Dossier” at Trump himself. The file, originally paid by Republicans trying to stop Trump, was later financed by $ 12 million from the Hillary campaign. It was filed through the Perkins Coie law firm, which worked for the National Democratic Party Committee (DNC). The goal was to evaluate any possible involvement of Trump in Russia. The work itself was contracted with Fusion GPS, which in turn contracted the actual investigation with British spy Christopher Steel, who led a business analyst firm called Orbis.
Steele left MI6 in 2009 and has not visited Russia since 1993. A report intended to collect Trump’s dirt has been largely prepared using secondary information that cannot be verified.
and would never have surfaced if it were not for the unexpected result of the 2016 elections. Christopher Steele handed a copy (dossier – SD) to retired British diplomat Sir Andrew Wood, who, in turn, handed it over to Trump’s criticism, Senator John McCain, who then handed it to the FBI. President Barack Obama, apparently, also looked at it. According to National Intelligence Director James Clapper, “if it were not for President Obama, we would not have been able to assess the intelligence community, which caused a whole chain of events that are still operating today – in particular, the investigation conducted by Special Prosecutor Muller”.
Russian Defense Minister warned NATO against further escalating tensions on Russian borders
The report was published in the media in January 2017 in connection with the inauguration of Trump. Hillary Clinton denies that she knew anything before publication – despite the fact that the campaign headquarters paid for it. As a result of pressure from Democrats and other interest groups that “suffered” as a result of Trump’s victory, Steele’s report was used to gain leverage in what later became Muller’s investigation.
So. Was there a conspiracy against Donald Trump, organized by many of the most senior officials and politicians in Washington? Indisputable, yes. The fact that Trump has become a leader and role model is irrelevant. After all, what was happening was undoubtedly a bureaucratic coup directed against the lawfully elected president of the United States. And this coup, to a certain extent, was successful, because Trump was probably forced to turn away from his best “angels”, after which he hired Pompeo, Bolton and Abrams. One can only hope that the investigators will go deeper into what the insiders in Washington did. Therefore, Trumpgate will be more interesting and informative than Russiagate. And it is also necessary to hope that a sufficient number of high-ranking leaders will be dismissed so that any interference of the “in-depth state” in future elections would be unthinkable. I hope.
About the author: Philip M. Giraldi – a former military intelligence officer and the CIA, an expert in the field of countering terrorism, worked for about 20 years in Turkey, Italy, Germany and Spain. From 1989 to 1992 he was the head of the CIA station in Barcelona. He was one of the first Americans who entered Afghanistan in 2001. Speaks Spanish, Italian, German and Turkish. Currently, Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.